Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why has the NMC Health share price crashed?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Why has the NMC Health share price crashed? Things looked so very different a little over six months ago for investors in NMC Health (LSE: NMC).After being listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2012, NMC’s share price went sideways, then started to rise through 2013 and 2014. The price of NMC shares doubled in 2015, then again in 2016 and 2017, rising by 644% over that period in total. At the same time revenues had increased, as had profits and dividends.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential… 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. 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. James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NMC Health. 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. James J. McCombie | Thursday, 13th February, 2020 | More on: NMC 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. The gains continued into 2018, all the way into mid-August. A half-year report released on the 20th of that month showed revenue was still robust at 20% but had fallen from the 34% seen a year previously. The spouse of NMC’s company secretary also disposed of a chunk of shares in August 2018.NMC management issued upward revisions to forward guidance in October 2018, but NMC’s share price ended 2018 below where it started it.Muddying the watersThe NMC share price continued its slide in 2019. A full-year report showing that revenues and profits grew by 28.3% and 20.4% respectively did little to arrest the decline.Things took a turn for the worse in December 2019, when Muddy Waters Capital announced it was shorting NMC shares, and told the world why. In short, Muddy Waters accused NMC of significant accounting fraud and corporate governance failings. The NMC share price has fallen by close to 70% from 2,585p before Muddy’s report to 790p today.NMC responded by rubbishing the claims made by Muddy but also announced an independent review to address all the allegations. Non-executive directors of NMC are set to oversee the independent review. One of these was already noted by Muddy to be a former partner at NMC’s auditors. In January NMC announced that a former FBI director’s investigation firm would conduct the independent review.Who guards the guards?This week NMC announced that B.R. Shetty, the founder and chair of NMC, and his advisers were carrying out their own review. Shetty believes he may have incorrectly reported his shareholdings in NMC. His associated family members and their holdings companies’ interests in NMC’s shares are also under review, as are the interests of other directors of NMC.Shetty’s name appeared numerous times in Muddy’s report and he also controls fintech firm Finablr, which owns Travelex. Finablr’s share price has also tanked since December, and the boards of NMC and Finablr share members. Shetty has been asked to absent himself from board meetings at NMC.The fact that shareholdings could be stated incorrectly is evidence that fact-checking at the company is weak.Two of NMC’s largest shareholders sold up large amounts of stock this week, and another one also reduced its stake. Also, this week potential takeover offers from Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and GK Investment Holding Group for NMC were disclosed. This latest event has brought some support for NMC’s beleaguered share price.Getting taken over and going private may be for the best. NMC has lost credibility with public markets and investors. I do not believe announcing impressive full-year 2019 results or the independent review exonerating NMC of Muddy’s allegations will restore much faith.NMC was exciting because it was both an income and a growth stock. Right now, however, I would avoid NMC like the plague. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by James J. McCombielast_img read more

A guide to navigating the 78th General Convention’s agenda

first_img Mark Setzer says: Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Michael Barlowe, executive officer of General Convention, makes a point during a June 23 news conference while, from left, Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church public affairs officer, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori listen. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service –Salt Lake City] Bishops and deputies – and a host of other Episcopalians – are gathering here in preparation for the official June 25 start of the nine-day gathering at the Salt Palace Convention Center.The two houses face a packed agenda, as is common during General Convention, this time made more crucial by electing Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s successor. Among the questions facing bishops and deputies are what structural and other changes The Episcopal Church needs at all levels to support mission and ministry in this century, how the church ought to respond to the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage, what statements it ought to make and what actions it ought to urge on a host of national and international policy issues, as well as other questions about the church’s common life such as liturgy and clergy discipline. Summaries of many of those proposals are below.“We’re increasingly focused outside of ourselves rather than on our members alone,” Jefferts Schori said during a June 23 news conference. “We think we are a people meant to participate in transforming this world towards something that looks more like something God had in mind when God created it, and it’s a long way from that vision of wholeness so we’ve got plenty of work to do.”To that end, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings noted that convention is about to convene in the wake of the killing of nine black people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. Those murders have “electrified people of faith and all people of good will,” Jennings told the news conference. “I believe that God is calling us to dismantle the systems of racism and privilege that are inextricably bound up in the history of the United States and of our church, which was founded, as you know, in the early days of the republic.”Convention is a place, Jennings said, where “Episcopalians have the ability not only to proclaim that black lives matter, but also to take concrete action toward ending racism and achieving God’s dream of … racial reconciliation and ending injustice.”The 78th meeting of The Episcopal Church is taking place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The downtown convention center covers 515,000 square feet of space. Photo: Salt Palace Convention CenterGeneral Convention itself will seem different to veteran bishops, deputies and observers in some significant ways. Jefferts Schori and Jennings have reformed and redefined convention’s legislative committees to be more closely aligned with the framework of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission. (A list of how the committees break down along those lines is here).Aligning the work of The Episcopal Church with those goals, Jefferts Schori and Jennings have said, makes sense because the list “has shaped our mission work in the current triennium, and we trust that it will continue to shape our engagement in God’s mission in the next triennium.”A media hub, operated by the Episcopal Digital Network and the Office of Public Engagement and Mission Communication, will allow all people to follow the convention’s proceedings. It will include live streams of sessions from the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, daily worship and daily media briefings, as well as information about the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s work. Episcopal News Service’s headlines will feed into the site.Convention is attempting to go as paperless as possible, replacing each bishops’ and deputies’ binder of paper copies of pending actions – a binder that often grew to a very weighty size – with digital systems to make the Salt Lake City gathering a “convention of screens.” Much of the legislative work for both houses will be displayed electronically on tablets or on projection screens. Each deputy and bishop, along with the first clergy alternate and first lay alternate, will be provided an iPad for use during General Convention as their “virtual binder.” More information is here.Others following convention can watch the progress of legislative resolutions here, a page that also includes each house’s daily agendas, calendars for each day and journals (a list of messages sent between the houses informing the other of actions taken). Complete orders of service for convention’s daily Eucharists are also included on both the iPads, thus eliminating the need to print hundreds of worship booklets daily.The Rev. Michael Barlowe, executive officer of General Convention, said this staff has taken seriously the learning curve for bishops and deputies, adding that Apple itself does not provide instruction manual for the iPad because use of the device is thought to be so intuitive. “I think it’s going to be easy. We’re all in this together as learners,” he said during the news conference. “From my experience, when it’s a new thing and none of us are experts the Spirit finds a new opening.”More information is here.In addition, a free app is available here for anyone with an Android or IOS 7 or later smartphone or tablet. The app contains schedules, maps, vendor information, daily orders of worship services and other useful materials. The app can also be used on a computer.While convention may not officially begin until June 25, a session of legislative committee meetings during the evening of June 23 informally begins the work of the triennial gathering. On June 24 there will be two more legislative meeting sessions and the 12 hours in between will feature a General Convention presentation by Jefferts Schori and Jennings, plus a scheduled three-hour session with the four bishops nominated to be the 27th presiding bishop. The complete draft convention schedule is here.The major work facing General Convention includes:The election of the 27th presiding bishopThe House of Bishops will gather to elect the next presiding bishop June 27 at St. Mark’s Cathedral, just down the street from the Salt Palace Convention Center. Photo: St. Mark’s CathedralThe 78th meeting of General Convention will elect one of four men to succeed Jefferts Schori, whose nine-year term ends Nov. 1.The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop will submit the names ofThe Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, 64, Diocese of Southern OhioThe Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, 62, Diocese of North CarolinaThe Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas, 56, Diocese of ConnecticutThe Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, 61, Diocese of Southwest Floridato the General Convention during a joint session on June 26, the day before the election.There will be no additional nominees from the floor during convention, according to the committee.Election details, and information about the run-up to the election, are here.The presiding bishop-elect will preach at the convention’s closing Eucharist on July 3, and Jefferts Schori will preside.The structure of the churchOf the almost 400 resolutions submitted to General Convention in 2012, more than 90 related to structural reform. The majority of those resolutions were synthesized into Resolution C095, which both bishops and deputies passed unanimously. The resolution called for a committee to develop a plan for “reforming the church’s structures, governance, and administration.” The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church was the result. The task force spent approximately two years and several hundred thousand dollars engaging, throughout The Episcopal Church, a broadly consultative process of dialogue about structure and its relationship to mission.In its report the task force proposed nine resolutions that call for clarified and strengthened oversight by the presiding bishop of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and its staff; a unicameral General Convention; a smaller Executive Council; elimination of most of the church’s 14 standing commissions and a process for appointing interim task forces as needed; a study of clergy formation and compensation (including pension); a new process for discernment, formation, search, and election of bishops; discernment with neighboring dioceses for potential collaboration when it comes time to call a new bishop; a lower and participation-mandated diocesan budget asking; and the development of a network of people who can “become skilled in creating, nurturing, and developing spaces and moments for spiritual encounters that transform lives and unjust structures.”TREC is not the only committee proposing structural-change resolutions to this meeting of convention. The Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church has proposed a number of changes. Those resolutions are here and its report to the church is here.Most of the resolutions related to changing the structure of The Episcopal Church to date are here.The Episcopal Church’s theology of marriageThe General Convention Task Force on Marriage, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, and, to date, five dioceses and one deputy are urging convention toward greater clarity in its understanding of the availability of the sacramental rite of marriage to both different- and same-sex couples.Nine existing resolutions and other related ones that might arise have been assigned to the General Convention’s Special Legislative Committee on Marriage, formally a bishop committee meeting alongside a deputy committee but voting separately. The resolutions assigned to that committee are here.Formulating the 2016-2018 triennial budgetThe Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) has already begun work on the draft 2016-2018 triennium budget that Executive Council passed in January.The 78th General Convention will meet a few short blocks from Temple Square, the center block of Salt Lake City and the location of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ largest temple. The temple is an international symbol of the church, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Temple Square is also includes the Tabernacle, home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Photo/www.ldstemples.orgThe total income in council’s draft budget is $120,470,577 and the total projected expenses are $120,468,248. In addition to diocesan payments, the revenue side includes income from other sources such as $28.2 million from a 5 percent draw on the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s unrestricted assets, nearly $10 million in rental income from the Episcopal Church Center, $2.1 million from Episcopal Migration Ministries’ refugee loan collection program, $2 million to be raised by the development office and $1.2 million in General Convention income, along with other smaller sources.PB&F will hold a revenue hearing at 7:30 p.m. MDT July 26 in Grand Ballroom A,B,C of the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. The committee returns to the location at the same time July 27 for a hearing on spending.PB&F will use the comments it receives, council’s draft budget and any legislation passed by or being considered by General Convention to create a final budget proposal. That budget must be presented to a joint session of the Houses of Bishops and Deputies no later than the third day before convention’s scheduled adjournment. According to the draft convention schedule, that presentation is set to take place at 2:15 p.m. MDT on July 1.Province IX financial sustainability  The Province IX dioceses in Latin American and the Caribbean adopted self-sustainability as a focus in 2012. General Convention via Resolution A015 will be asked to continue its support of financial sustainability in the province.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has been working with the seven dioceses – the Dominican Republic, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras and Puerto Rico – on a comprehensive approach to financial sustainability driven by the individual needs of each diocese.Fossil fuels divestmentA discussion on whether The Episcopal Church should move its investments from companies engaged in the extraction of fossil fuels and industries that use large amounts of fossil fuels is expected to continue at convention.Resolution C013 from the Diocese of California is calling on the Executive Council’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Church Pension Fund, in consultation with experts in the fields of economics and investing, ethics, renewable energy development, to assess whether the benefit of a divestment strategy would be in compliance with the church’s values. Convention’s Environmental Stewardship and Creation Care Legislative Committee, one of the new committees Jefferts Schori and Jennings created, will consider the resolution and make a recommendation to the whole of convention.Title IV revisionsThe Standing Commission on Constitutions and Canons has proposed 25 resolutions it says are primarily meant to fine tune the church’s canons of clergy discipline known as Title IV. Those changes would clarify the duties of Title IV officials and “promot[e] a more efficient, pastoral, and accountable process for all parties affected by Title IV,” according to the commission’s report to the church.The current version of Title IV was enacted by General Convention in 2009, and it created an entirely new process for handling clergy discipline. The commission in 2013 asked for feedback on how the process was working. The general complaints it received, the commission said, were that the process takes too long and costs too much money; that church officials are often uncertain of their authority and duties; and that respondents are often permitted to disrupt and delay the process, causing significant additional pastoral harm to complainants and those injured by clergy misconduct while congregations remain in limbo in regards to resolution or closure.The commission said it found that in most cases, the problems described resulted from inadequate training in the Title IV process rather than the process itself. Thus, it is proposing that convention allocate $339,220 for online and offline education materials, and another $224,820 to have them translated into Spanish and Creole. It also proposes establishing a panel of process experts to answer questions.“It is our hope that with better training and more resources, the system will work more efficiently and pastorally, as it was designed to do,” the commission said.International policy, peace and justice, global mission and the Anglican CommunionTwo resolutions will challenge convention to commit to the ongoing support and development of the Episcopal Church’s Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) and Episcopal Volunteers in Mission (EVIM) programs. (Full story here)Peace, justice and security in the Holy Land are the focus of several resolutions, some calling for deeper investment in Middle East partnerships, especially with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its social institutions in healthcare and education, and others suggesting a strategy of divestment from companies involved in certain kinds of business with the Israeli government.Several dozen international visitors – representing many of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces – and ecumenical and interreligious partners will attend General Convention as invited guests to gain a deeper understanding of The Episcopal Church’s polity and legislative processes and to celebrate and explore the opportunities for common mission.– Matthew Davies, the Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg and Lynette Wilson of the Episcopal News Service contributed to this story. Rector Smithfield, NC June 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm The best of luck to The Rt.Rev. Ian Douglas, I am praying that you will be elected. Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (5) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK June 26, 2015 at 8:29 pm Indeed as reflected in the statements of the candidates, Bishop Michael Curry voiced the most Visionary Leadership so desperately needed in our chaotic world of today. The national Episcopal Church must progress to a Spiritual Leadership role which Bishop Curry expressed with wisdom and in a heartfelt inclusive direction beyond U.S. neighborhoods and borders. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm Gay marriage may be coming more socially accepted in general, but does that make it right? They need to have protection in the civil since, but not under the church. God gave us the Holy Scriptures where it says that marriage is between a man and a woman. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC June 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm Please pass to The Very Reverend R. Dale Custer (Southern Virginia)Father Dale+,You are in our thoughts and prayers. God’s Peace as you navigate the 78th General Convention.Donald Ray Gardner Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Marcia Ann Waters says: Rector Tampa, FL center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Robert G Havranek Jr says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Erna Lund says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT General Convention 2015 By ENS StaffPosted Jun 23, 2015 Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH A guide to navigating the 78th General Convention’s agenda Rector Shreveport, LA Don Gardner says: 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 June 23, 2015 at 9:06 pm Good luck to you Bishop Curry. I hope you get it. May the blessing of God be upon you, BishopCurry. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Free online auction opportunity for Nicest Job in Britain applicants

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 17 March 2016 | News  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Free online auction opportunity for Nicest Job in Britain applicants AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Nicest Job in Britain saw more than 100 charity applications in 72 hours earlier this month, with entry remaining open until 30th March.In response, scheme sponsor Givergy has announced that, once entries close, it will select one charity from the scheme’s applicants to receive a free online auction. The lot will be hosted on Givergy.com as an online consumer auction to raise funds for the winning charity.Any UK registered charities can apply or be nominated for a 2016/17 visit from the scheme, which will help 40 charities with their digital and media communications, and with generating positive media exposure through a visit from its national philanthropy manager. Last year saw national philanthropy manager Luke Cameron help 45 charities across the UK.The deadline for applications is 30th March and charities can apply at Nicest Job in Britain. The shortlist will be announced in April.Givergy’s global director of business development, Jon Douglas said:“We’ve been so thrilled with the initial response that we wanted to offer this free lot to one lucky charity as a thank you for everyone’s interest in the campaign.” Tagged with: auction Charity Auction Giving/Philanthropy Picture: Help for Heroes, one of the charities visited by the Nicest Job in Britain last year. Advertisement  57 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Fifty years after ‘war on poverty,’ class divisions widen

first_imgPoor People’s March at Lafayette Park and Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., June 1968.Some five decades after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” class divisions inside the U.S. are widening. Today, the conditions of poor and working people are rarely addressed in Congress, the White House or the boardrooms of the transnational corporations and financial institutions.President Barack Obama touched on this issue during his State of the Union speech on Jan. 28, raising the issue of class polarization within a framework that bemoaned the structural barriers to people born and living in poverty. What was not said is that these growing disparities are an outcome of the capitalist restructuring that has been well underway for the last four decades.How can poor and working people increase their incomes and improve their standard of living when millions of jobs have been eliminated from the U.S. and real wages for existing employment have precipitously declined over the years? There are no meaningful governmental or corporate programs that provide the type of assistance that working people need to survive, let alone ensure their stability and safety.Movement based on class politics neededDuring the period of the War on Poverty from 1964 to 1968, the political atmosphere was marked by mass protests, rising political consciousness, urban rebellions and the founding of radical organizations in this country that were coupled with and influenced by socialist and national liberation revolutions in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Johnson was faced in 1964 with the necessity of passing federal Civil Rights legislation and attempting to stave off protracted international revolutionary struggles, with Vietnam the most pressing.The existence of the Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China, North Vietnam, revolutionary Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and other progressive states provided a counterweight to U.S. imperialism and its allies. With mass pressure from African Americans and their allies, Washington and Wall Street realized that they had to eliminate obvious forms of racial discrimination and national oppression.Nonetheless, the fundamental structures of capitalist relations of production remained intact. In order to protect its interests, the imperialists embarked upon measures that further globalized the capitalist system of production while disempowering the working class and oppressed both in the U.S. and around the globe.Auto factories, steel mills, light industrial production and their subsidiary facilities were shut down and moved across the country or outside the U.S.  to increase profitability. Union membership declined, and the federal government passed legislation that fostered this wholesale attack on the working class.Many of the gains made during the Civil Rights Movement era of the 1950s and 1960s have been eroded by outlawing affirmative action in key states, the Supreme Court striking down enforcement provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and passage of “right-to-work” (for less) laws in several northern and midwestern states, along with an ideological offensive against entitlement programs, municipal unions and public education.These developments constitute an intensifying class war waged by the capitalists against the workers and the poor. The question of resolving the problem of income inequality must be viewed within this context.Until a movement comprised of class-conscious organizations takes control of political direction in the U.S., the conditions of the majority of the people will continue to worsen. The Democratic and Republican parties both represent the interests of the bankers and the corporate bosses.Youth, oppressed nations, women impactedA six-month study conducted by the Detroit News on the social status of children in the city of Detroit revealed that the majority are living in poverty. Nonetheless, Congress passed legislation last November that cut allocations to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.A Jan. 30 Detroit News article about the study noted that “prematurity, whose deadly side effects include brain hemorrhages, collapsed lungs and failing organs, is the leading killer of Detroit’s babies. It’s the major component of infant mortality — a catch-all term comprising all conditions that claim children before their first birthday. Infant mortality is the No. 1 killer of Detroit children; violence is second. In 2011 alone, 130 of the 208 Detroit children who died that year had not yet marked their first birthday.”A follow-up story on Feb. 1 revealed: “Detroit kids died at a rate of 120 per 100,000 in 2010, the most recent year comprehensive national data is available. It was the only city to top a death rate of 100 per 100,000 children. At 95.7 child deaths per 100,000, Philadelphia was a distant second.”Although poverty was mentioned indirectly, it was not emphasized as the major cause. The lack of universal health care, unemployment and racism must be taken into consideration when these types of statistics are reported.The horrendous conditions prevailing in Detroit are mirrored, albeit on a lesser scale, across the U.S. While children are facing such grim prospects, women also bear the brunt of the capitalist economic crisis.A study sponsored by Maria Shiver entitled “Women in America” found that the conditions of at least one-third of women in the U.S. are considered far less than desirable. These women are living in poverty, which has an enormous impact on their children and other family members.In its article on the report, the Jan. 13 Time magazine noted:1. “1 in 3 American women, 42 million women, plus 28 million children, either live in poverty or are right on the brink of it.” (The report defines the “brink of poverty” as making $47,000 a year for a family of four.)2. “Nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women, and these workers often get zero paid sick days.3. “Two-thirds of American women are either the primary or co-breadwinners of their families.4. “The average woman is paid 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and that figure is much lower for Black and Latina women; African-American women earn only 64 cents and Hispanic women only 55 cents for every dollar made by a white man.”The capitalist class and their allies in government offer no real fixes. The only solution to the rising problems of poverty and social deprivation is to fundamentally restructure the economic and social system under which people live. The wealth that is hoarded by a small percentage of the population must be taken and redistributed to the masses of workers, youth and the nationally oppressed.People must be guaranteed a job or an annual income that would ensure their well-being. Everyone must be taken care of through programs that provide for adequate health care, food, clothing, housing and education.The existence of poverty and economic exploitation should be outlawed amid the existence of wealth controlled by a small minority. Genuine income equality can only take place when the wealth that is produced by working people is shared collectively among them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Haitian workers march for living wage

first_imgGarment workers in Haiti, whose minimum wage is only $2.50 a day.Inflation is a cruel blow in Haiti, where the per capita income is $350 a year ($409 in urban areas), and the daily minimum wage is only $2.50 for workers in the textile industry. Workers throughout Haiti know that life is getting harder, and it’s difficult just to feed themselves and their kids.On May Day, workers organized a panopoly of protests throughout the country: marches, conferences, sit-ins and town-hall-style meetings. They not only demanded an increase in the daily minimum wage to $15, but brought up vital issues that must be addressed — transportation, social security, flagrant corruption, and the dignity and rights of women.Unions held a big march to Champ de Mars in the heart of Port-au-Prince, the capital city, where the government was holding a festival of “labor and agriculture.” Festivals honoring workers were organized in many locations, especially in Jacmel, where it has become a tradition. On the road to Pétionville, the Autonomous Center of Haitian Workers organized a symposium on the critical issues of social security and social protections.A coalition of labor unions, farmers’ associations, religious youth and others marched for two hours through Ouanaminthe, a major city on the Dominican border. Stopping at every public office and institution, they loudly demanded an increase in the minimum wage and improvements in social security, health care and transportation.Only a small proportion of Haitian workers have a steady job. Their unions took to the streets on May 1 to support the needs of all workers in Haiti. The organizing spilled over into Flag Day, May 18, when unions marched with their own demands, despite the government’s promotion of patriotic fervor.Two significant incidents marked the previous week. In Cap Haitien, Haiti’s second-largest city, someone set off tear gas during a “conference/debate” over corruption at the Café Trio Cultural Center. One person died and many were injured in the crush to avoid asphyxiation. In Bleck, a small town in the far southeast, 14 cops showed up with a local landlord to kick farmers off land they and their ancestors had lived on for 200 years. A brawl broke out after a young boy was killed. The cops had to flee when the people seized their weapons and burned their cars.Washington plays nefarious roleU.S. interference in Haiti’s internal affairs started before it gained independence from French colonialism in 1804. Under orders of President George Washington, the U.S. delivered “foreign aid” to the slave masters attempting to crush the Haitian Revolution. After the people’s victory, President Thomas Jefferson imposed a blockade on Haiti that lasted until 1862 — when the U.S. finally recognized the nation. U.S. Marines later occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934.U.S. interference didn’t leave with the Marines. In 2011, WikiLeaks and Haïti Liberté exposed how intensely the U.S. manipulated Haiti’s internal affairs in 2009, when the Haitian Parliament unanimously passed a bill raising the daily minimum wage to $5.This caused great consternation among U.S. corporations like the Gap, Disney and Old Navy and companies from Hong Kong, South Korea and Macao, which had invested in Haiti’s garment industry to supply U.S. brands. Under the direction of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. State Department quickly and aggressively pressured the Haitian government to lower textile workers’ daily minimum wages to $2.50.This year’s May Day activism showed that the Haitian people continue to oppose U.S. imperialism’s interference in their political and economic affairs, as they demand a living wage and other improvements in their standard of living.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Donegal redundancies double in 2009

first_img WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp The number of redundancies in Donegal has doubled this year.There were 1,275 redundancies in Donegal between January and November, compared to 634 over the same period last year, a rise of 101%.That’s slightly above the national average. Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterestcenter_img News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – December 5, 2009 Google+ Facebook Donegal redundancies double in 2009 Previous articleSolis Lough Eske Hotel wins international awardNext articleAttempt being made to set new tree planting record News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea Alleging Discrepancies In OMR Answer Sheets Of NEET 2020

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea Alleging Discrepancies In OMR Answer Sheets Of NEET 2020 Shreya Agarwal21 Dec 2020 5:23 AMShare This – xA single judge bench of Justice Jayant Nath of the Delhi High Court today issued notice on a plea alleging discrepancies in OMR answer sheets of NEET 2020.The court was hearing a plea filed by 14 students who alleged that there were discrepancies between their original OMR answer sheets of NEET 2020, and the ones uploaded on the website by the National Testing Agency (NTA).Sr. Adv….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA single judge bench of Justice Jayant Nath of the Delhi High Court today issued notice on a plea alleging discrepancies in OMR answer sheets of NEET 2020.The court was hearing a plea filed by 14 students who alleged that there were discrepancies between their original OMR answer sheets of NEET 2020, and the ones uploaded on the website by the National Testing Agency (NTA).Sr. Adv. Gopal Shankarnarayanan and Adv. Tanvi Dubey appearing on behalf of the petitioners argued that serious instances of tampering with NEET 2020 OMR answer sheets had been shown in the petition including blank OMR, wrong roll number, incorrect bar code and two different scores for the same candidate on two different dates.On a plea to this effect filed before the Apex Court, the NTA was directed to provide the OMR sheets to the students immediately however, the sheets had not been provided even after representations by the petitioners requesting for the same.The Delhi High Court had then allowed the petitioners to physically verify the OMR Sheets and listed the matter for further hearing.After erification by some petitioners who had specially traveled to New Delhi for the same, they filed additional documents before the court alleging that some sheets were found torn and refurbished with tapes, whereas some others were found blank.The court could not hear the matter on the date, however, after hearing the case today it has issued notice to the respondents including the NTA.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Twin Town traffic moving better due to broken lights – claim

first_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Donegal County Council is being urged to carry out a full review of the traffic lights system in the Twin Towns. It’s emerged that the lights at McClays corner in Stranorlar have been broken for the past few days with claims that traffic is actually moving more swiftly through the town without them.Some local businesses believe that the lights, when functional, are causing unnecessary delays.Speaking on the Nine Til Noon Show today, Newly-elected Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District Cllr Patrick McGowan says the local authority need to address the issue once and for all:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/pmgcvcvcvc1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – June 6, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twin Town traffic moving better due to broken lights – claim Previous article18 people awaiting admission to LUHNext articleFoyle Cup is getting bigger and bigger: Michael Hutton News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

SPREADING CHEER

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 7:16 pm Thursday, December 5, 2013 The Pike County Sheriff’s Department participated in Operation Toy Drop for the first time since in was organized two years ago.“I knew that we could count on the generosity of the people of Pike County to do their part in making this Christmas special for the patients at Children’s of Alabama,” Thomas said. “Pike County raised $5,000 to purchase gifts for these children. This donation from Pike County is made in memory of little EBJ.“Her dad, Troy Johnson, is one of our deputies. When you work together as closely as we do at the sheriff’s department, you become like family. EBJ was like family to all of us.” Latest Stories Sponsored Content Thomas said that he could not begin to imagine what it was like to go through what EBJ’s family had to experience.“Through this donation of toys to Operation Toy Drop and donations from across the state, 500 young patients and their siblings will get to shop at the Sugar Plum Shop for Christmas presents,” Thomas said. “There is no better reason and no better season to bring a smile to the face of a child and put joy in their hearts.“We want these children to know that there are those who care for them and are praying for them and their families.”The patients at Children’s of Alabama or their parents have an opportunity to go Christmas shopping at the Sugar Plum Shop and choose five toys along with board games and books. They may also select a gift for each of the patient’s siblings. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The people of Pike County donated $5,000 to Operation Toy Drop, which is sponsored by the statewide toy donation drive to benefit Children’s of Alabama. Operation Toy Drop is sponsored by sheriffs’ departments across the state. Joining Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas at the Pike County Courthouse Thursday to celebrate the success of the toy drive were representatives from Troy Wal-Mart, Troy University Student Affairs, Troy University SGA, Troy University Ms. Elite Society, Lydia Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Troy Exchange Club, State Rep. Alan Boothe, Army Aviation Federal Credit Union and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department. (Photo by Jaine Treadwell)Toy collection efforts were a successA large group representing different local agencies joined Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas at the Pike County Courthouse Thursday to celebrate the success of Operation Toy Drop in Pike County.Sheriffs from across the Wiregrass participated in the statewide toy donation drive to benefit Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Book Nook to reopen Email the author By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like TWO YEARS LATER On Nov. 30, 2011, the iconic Adams Glass Studio on Highway 231 south of Troy was completely destroyed by fire…. read more SPREADING CHEER “This is a wonderful thing for the parents because many of them don’t leave the hospital long enough to go shopping,” said Marla Johnson, EBJ’s mom. “And, there are parents who never leave their child’s bedside but these children still wake up with toys in their bed.”EB Johnson was in ICU on Christmas Day 2009 and Santa Claus came to her there.“EB was taken off the ventilator that day and that was the best Christmas present we could have ever received,” her mom said.Thomas asked the Johnsons to shop for the Christmas toys that Pike County has so generously made possible for the patients at Children’s of Alabama this Christmas.Marla and Colton Johnson did the honors.Colton was only six years old when, as EB’s brother, he got to shop for a toy for himself.He doesn’t remember much about that shopping experience other than the Sugar Plum Shop was “crowded.” But, he and his mom will long remember this shopping experience at Wal-Mart.“Everyone was so helpful,” Marla Johnson said. “They let us go up and down the aisles filling carts with all kinds of toys. I had a good idea of the kinds of toys the children would like and be able to enjoy. Colton and I picked out toys for boys and girls of all ages. We were so honored to do this … in memory of EB. We know what it’s like to be there.”The entire county was deeply saddened by Erin Brynn Johnson death on April 22, 2011. She was four year old.Thomas expressed appreciation to all of those who donated to Operation Toy Drop.“Your generosity will mean so much to so many,” he said. “Thank you all.” By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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