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Car & General Limited (CG.ke) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgCar & General Limited (CGEN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCar & General Limited supplies power generation, automotive, engineering and agricultural equipment in Kenya. The company also imports and markets brands which are global leaders in various markets; including two- and three-wheeler vehicles, tractors, outboard engines, air compressors, laundry equipment and water pumps. Car & General Limited has subsidiary companies in Uganda and Tanzania, and branches in Arusha and Rwanda where it is the master distributor for Cummins (diesel generators, engines and parts). In Tanzania, Car & General manage Kibo Poultry Products Limited which is one of the oldest chicken broiler farms in Africa. It is the master distributor for Cummins diesel generators, engines and parts in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, South Sudan and Somalia. The company was established in 1936 in Nakuru, Kenya; its head office and main operations were relocated to Nairobi following the rapid expansion of the business. Car & General Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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I’d invest £5k in these cheap UK shares in an ISA to get rich and retire early

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images 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. See all posts by Royston Wild 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’d invest £5k in these cheap UK shares in an ISA to get rich and retire earlycenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild | Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 Royston Wild owns shares of Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. UK share markets had a right old tear up on Monday afternoon. The FTSE 100 roared to five-month highs above 6,200 points on positive news surrounding a Covid-19 vaccine. It’s raised hopes that the global economy really could rebound strongly in 2021 and drive profits from UK shares significantly higher from this year’s likely levels.Stock pickers should be prepared for more volatility. It’s too soon to call Pfizer’s vaccine contender a silver bullet that will end the Covid-19 crisis. And bad news on this front would send UK share prices crashing through the floor again. Conversely, proof that the drug is the breakthrough the world’s waiting for could push stock values through the stratosphere again.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…3 cheap UK shares on my radarAs a UK share investor, I’ve continued to invest in my Stocks and Shares ISA in 2020. And I’ll continue to do so regardless of whether stock markets sink or surge in the weeks and months ahead. If anything, another stock market crash might encourage me to open my wallet a bit wider. The opportunity to snap up some top-notch bargains will be even greater.In my opinion, there are already plenty of quality UK shares trading at unmissable prices right now. Here are a few I’m thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA before too long:ContourGlobal offers stacks for value investors to get their teeth stuck into. The power station constructor boasts a monster 6% dividend yield for 2020. It trades on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.1 too. This is based on expectations that earnings will rocket 280% year-on-year in 2020. The defensive nature of this UK share’s operations make it a safe buy, whatever fate awaits the global economy.The same exceptional earnings visibility is what makes BAE Systems such a brilliant buy today. The depressing inevitability of war means this FTSE 100 stock can expect demand for its defence products to remain solid whatever broader macroeconomic conditions are like. This is why City analysts expect earnings to soar 14% in 2021 (a 6% reversal is expected for this year due to earlier Covid-19-related production issues). Today, this UK share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10 times. And it carries a chunky 5.8% dividend yield. I think this tier 1 defence contractor is too cheap to miss.Prudential doesn’t offer the sort of mighty dividend yields as the two shares mentioned above. In fact, its yield sits at a quite modest 1.6% for 2020. Yet I believe its forward P/E ratio of 8 times makes it worthy of serious attention from value chasers. Annual earnings are expected to rise 6% in 2021, following a predicted 4% fall this year. And I expect this FTSE 100 share’s profits to recover strongly in the 2020s as demand for financial products in emerging markets rips higher.last_img read more

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Tips to help moms sleep better during back-to-school transitions

first_img TAGSback-to-schoolMomsSleep Previous article441 Resurfacing Project – Lane Closures This WeekNext articleJackson approaching his campaign as a job applicant Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Early mornings, new extracurricular activities and loads of homework — back to school is a big transition for kids. With the focus on children’s success, there’s one family member who always sacrifices her well-being to ensure days run smoothly: Mom.“She lays in bed at night planning the next day. She gets up earlier than the kids to prepare meals. She selflessly packs her schedule to meet family obligations,” says Shannon Wright, Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences and wellness expert for Natrol.Wright says that this do-it-all attitude is admirable, but the effects mean moms are losing the important sleep they need to feel their best and stay healthy.“Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night that includes all sleep stages in order to feel well rested,” Wright says. “One out of three Americans don’t get enough sleep and women are two times more likely to have difficulty falling and staying asleep.”A good night’s rest includes four different sleep stages with 90-minute phases of alternating non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. To help moms everywhere reach all stages and sleep better during the hectic back-to-school season and all year long, Wright recommends following these tips and tricks:Adopt a sleep routineA consistent sleep-wake schedule isn’t just good for your kids, it’s good for you, too. This supports your body’s natural circadian rhythms that occur with the day-night transition. This also supports the release of melatonin, the body’s naturally produced hormone that signals the body to sleep soundly.Create a sleep oasisThe bedroom environment should be conducive to sleep and that goes beyond the bed. A cool, dark, noise-free bedroom helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. If you have noise or light challenges, consider blackout shades, face masks, ear plugs and white noise machines.Avoid late evening screen timeThe kids are finally in bed and moms everywhere have a few moments to themselves. Catching up on email, watching TV shows and perusing your smartphone can kill sleep potential if you do it within an hour of bedtime. Essentially, the LED lights make your brain believe it’s day and therefore prohibit melatonin release.Exercise dailyThere is a lot of research that connects quality sleep to exercise, so even if you’re tired, try to move and groove your body every day. Walk the field perimeter at the kids’ soccer practice, join the kids on the playground or pop in that yoga DVD to start your morning out with a good stretch.Be proactive about tomorrowEnjoy a smoother morning and fewer worries while you’re lying in bed by getting things done the night before. For example, make lunches, pack backpacks, shower and lay out clothes for the next day in the evening. You’ll have fewer to-do’s in the morning and you can sleep in a little later. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Jones names barnstorming Bastareaud’s new position

first_imgTuesday Nov 12, 2019 Jones names barnstorming Bastareaud’s new position Ahead of their encounter with Fiji this Saturday at Twickenham, Barbarians coach Eddie Jones has created a new position for Mathieu Bastareaud, calling the former France international a ‘utility’ player.ADVERTISEMENTJones joined in an interview with the 54-cap Frenchman to describe him as a “back and forward” after the former Toulon centre’s pioneering positional change.The 31-year-old is likely to play at no8 for the BaaBaas against Fiji this weekend, where he has thrived so far this season for Top 14 leaders Lyon.He joined Pierre Mignoni’s side on a short loan this summer after being overlooked by France head coach Jacques Brunel for the Rugby World Cup. His stint is now over, and he is set to move to the United States to play for Rugby United New York.The move not only allowed him to play before his move to New York, but gave him the opportunity to transition from the centres to the back row. This has been a successful move so far, and he has featured extensively as Lyon have built a five point lead at the top of the league.This was an unprecedented move for a player of Bastareaud’s calibre, but one that could prolong his career. He has always had a physique that would suit a back row forward, and it was inevitable that he would one day be unable to keep up with the outside backs.ADVERTISEMENTThis has proved to be a sensible positional shift thus far, and it looks to have received the backing of Jones. It could even see some more players follow in his footsteps.Such an announcement was originally seen as a bit of a joke, but Bastareaud has silenced many critics, and will have a chance to this Saturday when he exhibits his new positional change on the international stage. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 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

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Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’s

first_img Houses photographs:  Patrick ReynoldsPhotographs:   Patrick ReynoldsSave this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. This house is located on a narrow urban site in the heart of Herne Bay. Tight site controls and a sloping site resulted in a long narrow building form that steps down the slope of the site. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsA main features of the house is the entry which is reached by a bridge that crosses a moat of planting. Glazed with translucent glass for privacy and interior light quality, the entry space is protected by a vertical cedar screen reflects the interior colour palette, inspired by the clients’ fantastic collection of 1950-60s furniture, art and ceramics.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsOnce inside an open riser jarrah and steel stair with a hanging screen of stainless steel mesh leads either upstairs to the main living level or downstairs to bedrooms and living. The lower level opens out to the surrounding space, with a terrace and outdoor area for each room. A terrace and pool are accessed from the family living space.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsLight and privacy is modulated on the upper levels by vertical cedar or aluminium lourveline panels. A generous deck offers glimpses of the harbour.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsPlayful colours, finishes and hoop pine cabinetry enliven the interior spaces and the exterior materials of fine vertical cedar shiplap, double skin bagged brick reflect the clients’ love of fifties and sixties architecture.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessClustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti SmudSelected ProjectsRecycle step by step / Dom Arquitectura + Asa StudioSelected Projects Share 2009 Year:  Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’sSave this projectSaveBrown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’s New Zealand ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424981/brown-vujcich-house-bossley-architect-s Clipboard “COPY” Photographs “COPY”center_img CopyAbout this officeBossley Architect’sOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAucklandHousesNew ZealandPublished on September 08, 2013Cite: “Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’s” 08 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424981/brown-vujcich-house-bossley-architect-s Clipboard Save this picture!© Patrick Reynolds+ 18 Share CopyHouses•Auckland, New Zealand 2009 Architects: Bossley Architect’s Year Completion year of this architecture project Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’slast_img read more

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D3 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

first_img Projects Photographs D3 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects Year:  ArchDaily D3 House / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSave this projectSaveD3 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects 2018 “COPY” Israel CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Hertsliya, Israel Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 43Curated by Fernanda Castro Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903706/d3-house-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard Area:  670 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: APEX WindowsLighting Design:Orly Avron AlkabesStyling For Photography:Eti BuskilaTotal Site Area:1000 sqmArchitect In Charge:Raz MelamedDesign:Irene Goldberg, Pitsou KedemCity:HertsliyaCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. A private family home located in an urban environment.  The façade of the house is in fact a kind of sealed “box” composed of two large volumes. One horizontal façade is made up of a white aluminum skin with a repetitive graphic pattern in which, here and there, in a seemingly random way, cut-out openings allow a glimpse into the house during the day and the filtering out of artificial light at night. The upper volume is constructed of exposed architectural concrete to create a tension against the lower volume. Designed to create a sense of flight, the upper volume is positioned on a diagonal and emphasizes the contrast between it and the perforated white aluminum façade. The envelope facing the street forms a minimalistic and polished object that accentuates the monastic and condensed language chosen by the designer. The street-facing façade stands out because of its restraint, successfully fulfilling its purpose of creating a precise and sleek appearance.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe perforation in the white aluminum envelope allows light and shadow to play through, creating in an otherwise calm space a lyrical and harmonious poetry that seemingly dances across the walls of the building and breathes life into the silent walls. The pattern of semi-triangles, and their seemingly random spacing, appear to epitomize the rhythm of the movement of light. The designer made further use of this pattern, seen sometimes at two-dimensional angles almost like a graphic logo, on the unique stone wall in the entrance which serves as a divider between the entrance hall and the kitchen. This massive wall, in its entirety, is crafted in an artistic mix of iron and natural stone and carries the design theme through from the exterior into the house.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe other facades are built of huge fenestrations that allow the whole garden to penetrate into the house’s spaces. The transparency of the ground floor strengthens the tension between it and the sloped mass of concrete on the second floor. A large patio at the center of the house forms an interesting meeting point between the internal spaces and the exterior, providing an interlude between being inside the house and the courtyard.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe formal polishing, the precision in the detail and in the meeting of materials, the meticulously yet cautiously phrased monastic language all give us, for a moment, a sense that we are looking at a flat and nearly two-dimensional picturesque stage. The diverse and continuing planes of the white tones and the combination of the geometrical performance of the light against the horizontal and vertical surfaces, give the tranquil picture a sense of space and depth.Save this picture!© Amit GeronAgainst this background, a richer and more varied language was employed in selecting the furnishings. This is particularly evident in a central piece in the dining space for which a decorative bookcase of brass and onyx stone was envisaged by the firm’s Object brand, according to architect Irene Goldberg’s design. The surrounding garden also makes use of a wider palette of color to create interest and a contrast between architecture and nature.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessIssa Megaron / PROARHSelected ProjectsReading Room – Atlibrary / Sher MakerSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903706/d3-house-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officePitsou Kedem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsHertsliyaIsraelPublished on October 12, 2018Cite: “D3 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects” 12 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More 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! 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Racist Rizzo statue taken down

first_imgPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia city officials removed the hated Frank Rizzo statue, long the target of demonstrations against police brutality and white supremacy, during the night of June 3.Rizzo was Philadelphia police commissioner from 1968 to 1971 and mayor from 1972 to 1980. In both roles, Rizzo targeted Black activists, including members of the Black Panther Party and MOVE, harassing, beating and arresting them.  The Philadelphia Inquirer published a Pulitzer Prize-winning expose in 1977, which revealed that rampant police brutality was covered up under the Rizzo administrations.Rizzo statue defaced by demonstrators on May 30. Credit: WW Photo: Joe PietteRizzo’s statute, which was placed in a prominent spot near City Hall in 1988, has  been the subject of intense criticism. Many people object to the homage paid to a man whose bias against the Black, Latinx and LGBTQ2+ communities is well documented. The Philly Coalition for REAL (Racial, Economic and Legal) Justice initiated a petition to remove the statue in 2016.On May 30, thousands of demonstrators, while calling for justice for George Floyd, surrounded the 10-foot-tall bronze statue and attempted to topple it.  As police stood around, demonstrators threw red paint on the statue and tried to set it on fire.Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney had promised to take down the hated 3,000-pound statue, yet he repeatedly delayed carrying out his promise.  When Kenney made cleanup of the defaced statue a top priority the morning of May 31, it further fueled the decades-old campaign to have it removed.Rizzo, the Black Panthers and MumiaBelow are excerpts from an article in Workers World newspaper, entitled, “Why Rizzo’s statue must come down,” written by Scott Williams. It was published on Aug. 24, 2017.“Rizzo remains infamous for his record of dividing the working class with the poisons of racism and fascism. A precursor to Donald Trump’s authoritarian, male-chauvinist persona, Rizzo embodied white supremacist thuggery. Rizzo famously bragged in the 1960s of his growing police force of 9,000 cops as strong enough to ‘invade Cuba and win.’“Like Trump, Rizzo ruled in a time of capitalist decay. In 1951, Philadelphia had over 2 million residents and over 355,000 manufacturing jobs. By 1990, Philadelphia had lost over 400,000 residents and had only 85,000 manufacturing jobs.“Technology eliminated millions of jobs across the U.S. and more were exported by globalization. Being ‘tough on crime’ became politically useful as a way to deal with the economy’s unemployed victims, many of whom were Black. Rizzo, a Democrat, was the icon of that racist, anti-worker movement, whose goal was more exploitation of the working class, including mass incarceration of the Black community and more police oppression.“One of Rizzo’s most public roles as police commissioner and mayor of Philadelphia was to destroy progressive political movements. ‘Rizzo the Raider’ led a violent crusade as police commissioner, becoming notable as a violent captain by crushing a November 1967 high school student protest.“Some 3,500 students and allies had gathered at the School Board to demand a Black studies program in Philadelphia Public Schools. Rizzo unleashed the violent cops into the crowd, beating Black youth, school board officials and ministers.“In 1966, Rizzo led raids on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which he claimed had ‘hoards of dynamite, guns and ammunition.’ This proved to be false. In 1967, he would raid the offices and arrest leaders of the Revolutionary Action Movement and later the Students for a Democratic Society  based on false accusations of terrorism.“Rizzo even said, ‘The Black Panthers should be strung up.’ He attempted to annihilate the radical left, especially the Black Panthers. In 1970, Rizzo led a raid on multiple Panther offices just a week before the major Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention met. Rizzo’s cops carried out a full public strip search of Panther members, which would be published on the front page of the next day’s Philadelphia Daily News.“Rizzo had a tumultuous relationship with bourgeois and alternative media. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a prominent journalist and now political prisoner, consistently criticized Rizzo’s racist policies on public radio and in the press. To counter Mumia, Rizzo developed a police file on Mumia — over 800 pages long — of information gathered via wiretaps and other counterintelligence practices.“Police spying on government critics became even more common. Rizzo’s police created a list of 18,000 activists to keep intelligence on, most of whom were Black radicals like Mumia. This racist harassment and anti-Mumia sentiment would remain the cause of Mumia’s incarceration to this day.Rizzo’s war on MOVE“Of course, one cannot mention Rizzo without mentioning his war against the Black Liberation organization MOVE. Rizzo brutalized MOVE, most notably in the 1978 showdown which raided the MOVE compound, leading to the arrest of the MOVE 9, who remain in prison to this day. [All were finally released by February 2020.]“Although not in office in 1985, Rizzo can still be seen as guilty of helping to create the conditions of the MOVE bombing in May of that year. Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the MOVE home, killing 11 members, including five children.“Because bourgeois legality doesn’t consider racism a crime, Rizzo’s connection to corruption, not his racism, led to his downfall from the favor of the ruling class. Rizzo’s police were later found guilty of widespread extortion, racketeering, bribe-taking, illegal gambling and theft of over $400,000 worth of cocaine from drug sellers.”Removing a statue is much easier than responding to calls for deep reforms in policing and the criminal justice system, especially at a time when many people are calling for defunding — and even abolishing the police.Rizzo statue is removed on June 3.Credit: WW Photo: Joe PietteWhile many people are celebrating the removal of this hated symbol, the act of removing it now — in the midst of a growing movement intent on bringing down the system of racist terror and white supremacy it represented — may be a case of too little, too late.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Authorities hound independent journalists at home and abroad

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more RwandaAfrica Follow the news on Rwanda Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the Rwandan government’s lack of transparency and its unacceptable acts of harassment and intimidation of journalists with the aim of suppressing freedom of information and independent reporting.Rwandan journalists have been the victims of the government’s harassment for years, but the targets have for some also included foreign journalists, especially Ugandan ones.“The Rwandan government often responds to charges of blocking information by portraying itself as the target of malicious international groups that secretly wage what it calls a ‘Blame Rwanda’ campaign,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“President Kagame needs to understand that people can use legitimate arguments to criticize his government without questioning the very foundations of the Rwandan state. How will his country be able to rebuild its social fabric when raising even slightly sensitive subjects are forbidden?”Kahn-Sriber added: “A real reconciliation policy should let all voices be heard, even critical ones, and it is up to President Kagame to start it. For the sake of Rwanda’s long-term development, the government must allow freedom of information.”In the latest case, US freelance journalist Steve Terrill was refused access to Rwanda when he arrived in Kigali on 15 March to cover the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide for Al Jazeera and The Christian Science Monitor. He was detained for several hours without being allowed to make any phone calls and was then put on a flight to Addis Ababa.Under Rwandan regulations, US journalists do not need a visa to work in Rwanda and the Media High Council agreed in principle to give Terrill accreditation when he contacted it several months ago. The Rwandan government gave no reason for barring Terrill but tweeted an article about an old judicial case in which he was exonerated.Terrill’s expulsion is just the latest in a series of cases of harassment of journalists who dare to question government policy.Sonia Rolley, a Radio France Internationale journalist who was based in Kigali until expelled in June 2006, has been harassed for months on Twitter by a person using the alias of Richard Goldston who is thought to be close to the president.In a sequence of tweets in which Terrill demanded that this “Goldston” stop the “misogynistic harassment” of Rolley, someone intervened using President Kagame’s official Twitter account, reinforcing the impression that the person responsible for the harassment was close to the innermost circles of government.The impression was not dispelled when the president’s office tweeted that “@RichardGoldston was an unauthorized account run by an employee in the presidency.” The President’s office subsequently said the account belonged to a “junior employee” (as if a “junior employee” would have access to the president’s Twitter account) but refused to identify the person or say what action was taken. Terrill had emailed the president’s office a few weeks earlier reporting that he had established that the offensive @RichardGoldston tweets were coming from inside the president’s office, but got no reply. Since this controversy, many journalists have been blocked from Kagame’s official Twitter account.Rwanda’s harassment of journalists extends to neighbouring countries. Several Ugandan journalists who have covered Rwanda-related stories have recently received disturbing threats from the Rwandan regime, acting in some cases through its security and intelligence services.Four journalists with the Kampala-based Daily Monitor newspaper are the current targets of threats, including death threats. Rwandan state-owned media and intelligence services have accused them of collaborating with the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), an exile opposition group, and carrying its propaganda.On 18 February, a post by a blogger known for being provocative and controversial, named three journalists as being in the sights of the Rwandan external intelligence services, which were acting with complicity of The Daily Monitor’s executives and a former Daily Monitor journalist now close to the Rwandan president’s office.A week before that, a Rwandan pro-government newspaper, The New Times, published an article on 10 February claiming that the Rwandan government had established that certain Ugandan journalists had links with the RNC and with Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa, a former Rwandan army chief now in exile.Ivan Okuda, a journalist who freelances for The Daily Monitor, was forced by the newspaper’s management to publicly apologize on 14 February for posting blistering comments about Kagame on his Facebook page in connection with Patrick Karegeya’s murder in South Africa in January. Rwanda’s former spy chief, Karegeya had become an outspoken critic of the Kagame government.Other Ugandan journalists have told Reporters Without Borders that they have often received serious threats from the Rwandan authorities.Andrew Muhanguzi, a brother of an exiled Rwandan journalist who lives in Sweden and edits the Umuvugizi news website, has been missing since 16 February, when he was detained in Kampala by men identifying themselves as Ugandan police officers. The Ugandan police say they have no record of his arrest.Tom Malaba, an experienced journalist currently working for Ugandan Radio Network (an online news agency), claimed he had been trailed repeatedly and his home attacked at night once after he at a news conference in Kampala on 18 June 2013 asked a question that upset Rwandan Ambassador Frank Mugambage. He had sought clarification on allegations that the Ambassador headed a commando that hunted down Rwandan exiles in Uganda, eliciting an angry reaction from Mugambage.International media are not spared the Rwandan government’s harassment of journalists in Uganda. A Kampala-based correspondent for an international news organization left Uganda in November 2013 because he feared for his life after receiving disturbing threats from Rwandan intelligence officials.Long the darling of the international community because of its stability and economic progress, Rwanda continues to be a very authoritarian country that is under President Kagame’s thumb. A predator of freedom of information who tolerates no dissent, Kagame uses anti-genocide rhetoric to justify totalitarian policies and constantly violates human rights.Two journalists were killed within the space of 18 months in 2010 (a presidential election year) and 2011. At the same time, many media freedom violations were reported, ranging from arrests of media personnel to physical attacks, prompting many journalists to flee abroad.The most recent murder of a Rwandan journalist was that of Charles Ingabire, an outspoken critic of the government and editor of the Inyenyeri News website, who was gunned down on 30 November 2011 in Kampala, where he had lived in exile since 2007. The Ugandan police have never released a report on their investigation into his murder.Jean-Léonard Rugambage, the deputy editor of the bimonthly magazine Umuvugizi, was fatally shot four times at close range outside his Kigali home on 24 June 2010. Reporters Without Borders was sceptical when a court, on 15 September 2011, sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for his murder and acquitted another.Rwanda is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. March 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities hound independent journalists at home and abroad RwandaAfrica News News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentcenter_img Reports Help by sharing this information to go further BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en News April 6, 2020 Find out more February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Belgian journalist Serge Dumont arrested and beaten

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Organisation center_img February 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Belgian journalist Serge Dumont arrested and beaten Belgian journalist Serge Dumont, the Middle East correspondent of three newspapers – Belgium’s Le Soir, Switzerland’s Le Temps and France’s La Voix du Nord – was arrested and beaten by men in plain-clothes at midday while in the central neighbourhood of Choubra. He was then taken to a military post, where he was accused of “spying” and was told he would be handed over to the security services.In a phone call with Le Soir, Dumont said: “It was heavy-handed and violent. I was hit several times in the face. They claimed I was pro-Baradei. I was then taken to one of the military barracks on the outskirts of the city. I was given a glass of water from the Nile, they told me, so that I would catch diarrhoea. I am being guarded by two soldiers with Kalashnikovs and bayonets. They say I will be taken before the intelligence services. They say I am a spy.” He was released in the late afternoon of 3 February. last_img read more

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Eight journalists face arrest after being sued by president’s husband

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemned the “hounding” of eight journalists by José Miguel Arroyo, husband of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who has lodged a series of complaints against them for “defamation”, still treated as a criminal offence under Philippines law.The issue on 16 October 2006 of arrest warrants against the eight journalists on the privately-owned daily Malaya was the latest stage in this outrageous harassment, said the worldwide press freedom organisation.”Reporters Without Borders condemns this hounding by José Miguel Arroyo which is eroding press freedom in the Philippines. Even though the spouse of the head of state has no political mandate, he is nevertheless very influential in the country and several of his friends are very highly-placed officials,” it said.“With 43 complaints laid against the journalists, Jose Miguel Arroyo is seeking a total of 70 million pesos (nearly 1.1 million euros) in damages. Under the pretext of defending his reputation he is casting a long shadow over the investigative and independent press in the country,” the organisation said.On 16 October 2006, a Manila regional judge Silvino Pampilo ordered the arrest of the eight Malaya journalists: publisher Amado Macasaet, editors Enrique Romualdez, Joy de los Reyes, Teresa Molina and Minnie Advincula, journalists Ellen Tordesillas, JP Lopez and Regina Bengco and the editorialist Francisco Tatad. They each had to put up a surety of 10,000 pesos (160 euros) to avoid being held in custody.In article which appeared in Malaya on 19 May 2004, the editorialist and former senator Francisco Tatad accused Jose Miguel Arroyo of embezzlement during the presidential campaign the same year.Reporters Without Borders backed a recent appeal by journalists’ organisations, including the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), condemning the constant complaints and calling for defamation to be decriminalised.A defamation suit lodged by the governor of Cavite in Luzon-Sud province, northern Philippines, led to the arrest on 2 October 2006 of Rudy Apollo, editorialist and managing editor of local newspapers Asian Star Journal and Asian Star Balita. He was released on bail the following day. News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Receive email alerts Organisation center_img Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago RSF_en June 1, 2021 Find out more October 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight journalists face arrest after being sued by president’s husband News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more