Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Tom Wood: How to buy time in contact

first_img Jamie Gibson: How to defend a maul Hard runner: Tom Wood carries for Northampton during a Premiership game in February (Getty Images) Tom Wood: How to buy time in contactTom Wood, the Northampton Saints back-row, won 50 caps for England. He explains how you can buy extra time when you become isolated going into contact…Slow it down“If you get isolated as a ball-carrier, you need to change your approach to the contact.“The worst response is to run as hard and fast as you can, get low-tackled and end up on the floor quickly. The quicker you’re on the floor, the quicker you must release the ball and the more time the opposition have to attack it.”Hold off“Once you recognise the danger, hold your feet as long as possible to buy team-mates time to get to you. To hold your feet, slow up, get your balance, get as low a centre of gravity as you can, and try to fend people off with a hand-off. Keep the ball away from contact.“It’s a balance. If I’m opposite bigger defenders, I might get propelled backwards. So 
I can’t afford to just be 
a sitting duck.”Under lock and key: Wood keeps close hold of the ball as he goes to ground v Wasps (Action Plus/Getty)On a roll Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 The Northampton Saints flanker explains how to stop… The back-row talks through the latching process that… Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Collapse Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 Expand Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Expand Isolated carriers can still protect the ball, explains the Northampton Saints back-row The England Women’s captain gives her tips for… Jamie Gibson: How to defend a maul “Once you’re heading to ground with the ball, and you’re away from your support, get the ball under your body.“You can often ‘fight on the ground’, a roll in the momentum of the tackle. Once I hit the deck and I’m static, if I start rolling there’s a good chance a penalty is going to go against me. If I do it with momentum as I’m hitting the ground, that might buy me an extra yard and an extra second. Making yourself a moving target makes you difficult to get hold of.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Tight squeeze“One way to present the ball is to lie on your side and push it back. Another is the long (or pencil) placement where you lie feet pointing at the opposition and reach back towards your own posts. But squeeze ball is the best technique when isolated because anything else exposes the ball. This is when you have the ball under your body and press it between your legs, as if laying an egg.Laying an egg: Exeter using squeeze ball to make life difficult for opponents Munster (Sportsfile/Getty)“There’s no clear target for opponents and it’s difficult for them to attack the ball with both hands. If they have a jackal specialist, like a George Smith or Heinrich Brüssow, you’re probably just doing damage limitation. But against an outside back less good over the ball, squeeze ball might allow a team-mate to make a clear-out and secure the ball.”This article appeared in the May 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. last_img read more

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WCC, UN conference: joint statement on refugee crisis

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska [World Council of Churches] Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled “Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and Refuge, A Call for Shared Responsibility and Coordinated Action”.The statement, issued jointly by the World Council of Churches; UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund; UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund; and UNHCR, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, reads as follows:On 18-19 January 2016 representatives of governments, UN agencies and civil society organizations, including churches and faith-based organizations, met at a high-level conference on the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNFPA and UNHCR. The conference aimed to promote principled, human rights-based and coordinated responses to refugees and migrants in Europe and to the root causes of their displacement. The conference provided an opportunity for participating faith-based organizations to apply faith principles (especially the belief that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God) in putting at the centre of the responses the human dignity and rights of all those affected.In 2015, more than one million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe by land and sea. Arrivals include people fleeing from many other situations of danger and despair, especially in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The refugee and migrant crisis has rapidly become a children’s crisis, as children currently account for one in three of all refugees and migrants arriving in Europe. All children, no matter where they are or where they come from, whether they are refugees or migrants, are entitled to care and protection of their dignity, rights and well-being.The conference focused on responses to the crises, predominantly in Europe but also in the wider context of the 60 million people displaced globally. It examined the entire trajectory of forced displacement, from origin through transit to destination, and acknowledged the challenges that European governments and societies are facing in meeting legal obligations under international refugee, humanitarian and human rights laws while at the same time addressing political, security and economic concerns.The conference participants call for stronger collective engagement by the international community in seeking political solutions to conflict, violence, inequality and exclusion that are root causes of the current unprecedented global crisis of forced displacement. In particular, we appeal to all those with capacity to help stop the fighting and to alleviate the intolerable suffering in Syria to put aside their political differences and to join in common action for peace now. Protection of women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence and exploitation, and their access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, are essential components of a humanitarian response to the crisis, and are critical investments in future recovery and resilience. In addition, countries neighbouring the conflicts from which the refugees are fleeing, and which carry a disproportionately heavy burden of hosting the majority of refugees, must be acknowledged and better supported.The conference participants concur that alleviating the suffering of people affected by displacement is a shared responsibility, not only in Europe but also elsewhere. It is vital that governments, civil society, international agencies and others work together in a consistent and coordinated manner to provide a safe and humane environment for refugees and migrants, and to meet the immediate needs of people escaping war, generalized violence and oppression – and over the longer term to facilitate social inclusion and integration. It is of urgent importance that safe and legal passage for refugees coming to Europe be expanded and facilitated. Closing national borders to refugees is not a solution because it only shifts the responsibility to the next country.The conference participants call for better coordination and cooperation of Europe’s response to the refugee and migrant crisis. Implementing, strengthening and improving the common EU asylum system is urgently needed. Strengthened coordination in the European response is required to meet the needs of refugees and migrants, including protection against sexual and gender-based violence, education for children and adolescents, and the specific health, nutrition and protection needs of children, adolescents and women, the elderly and people with disabilities. It is essential to uphold principles of international law in the context of the crisis. All people fleeing from conflict and persecution are entitled to seek protection under international refugee law. Access to a fair asylum process must not be limited on the grounds of nationality, ethnicity, religion, health status or any criterion other than need. Cooperation is also urgently required to oppose xenophobic, racist and Islamophobic statements and actions, and political exploitation of the crisis. And it is essential immediately to begin implementing measures to help refugees and migrants integrate into their new societies. In addition to considering the legal obligations and moral principles that require a compassionate and welcoming response to people in need, it is to be noted that the contributions made by refugees and migrants through their labour, skills and creative capacities can be of great value to their host communities.Civil society, including faith-based organizations, has a unique and substantial role in responding to humanitarian crises. Better coordination of their actions with those of governments and international agencies, as well as stronger inter-religious cooperation that brings in the voices and capabilities of other faiths, are essential to maximize efforts at ensuring the survival, rights and dignity of refugees and migrants.We call for these intentions to be translated into action, and for the voices and views of refugees and migrants to be heard and taken into account to the maximum extent possible. This will entail defining roles and responsibilities, sharing information and knowledge, resources and activities, building on each other’s comparative strengths and advantages, and holding each other to account. It will require concrete mechanisms for strategic planning, implementation and accountability, and a plan of action to set specific, measurable, achievable and time-bound goals. To this end, the conference participants call on the co-sponsoring organizations to work together to strengthen participation and contributions of faith-based organizations in responses to the refugee and migrant crisis at country and regional levels, building on existing initiatives already underway, and on a quarterly basis to review and share progress in addressing issues raised at this conference Ecumenical & Interreligious, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jan 21, 2016 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Refugees Migration & Resettlement Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY WCC, UN conference: joint statement on refugee crisis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

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Chris Pennell suspended for dangerous play as instinct kicked in after unexpected jump

first_imgThursday Dec 6, 2018 Chris Pennell suspended for dangerous play as instinct kicked in after unexpected jump Worcester Warriors fullback Chris Pennell has been suspended following an independent disciplinary hearing that found him guilty of taking a Gloucester player out in the air in a Gallagher Premiership match on Saturday. ADVERTISEMENTHe was charged with tackling Charlie Sharples while his feet were off the ground, causing him to land in a dangerous position, contrary to Law 9.17.While it wasn’t from a high kick, as is more the norm for these type of incidents, Sharples had to jump high to grab a long pass, leaving Pennell in a tough position as he ran in to make the tackle.The fullback plead guilty and the independent disciplinary panel suspended him for two weeks. He is free to play again on 18 December 2018.Independent panel chair John Brennan said: “The panel accepted that this was a reckless challenge caused by a misjudgement on the player’s part. Fortunately, no significant injury was caused.“The panel found the entry point was low-end. There were no aggravating features and the player was entitled to full mitigation of 50% because he admitted the charge, had a hitherto unblemished record, despite a long career, and had expressed remorse.”You can see the incident in the video below, 1:10 seconds in, as Danny Cipriani threw a long pass.ADVERTISEMENTFrom the same weekend, Kyle Eastmond has been suspended for a dangerous tackle on Ian Madigan. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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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Half House / Architects Group RAUM

first_img “COPY” Construction: “COPY” Daisung ENC Mechanical Engineer: Half House / Architects Group RAUMSave this projectSaveHalf House / Architects Group RAUM Manufacturers: LG Hausys, Climate ActivePaint Year:  Houses Dyne ENG Photographs:  Yoon Joon-hwan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 South Korea TAEBAIK Half House / Architects Group RAUM Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877950/half-house-architects-group-raum Clipboard Design Team:Park Jeong-a., Ha Jeoung-un., Lee Young-sook., Kim Dae-won.Electric And Communication Engineer:Youngsin ENGArchitect In Charge:Oh sin-wookPartner Architect:No Jeong-minCity:Jangan-eupCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsA Perceptible FrameKim, Taecheol (Professor, Dong-A University)in the music video for the Chemical Brothers’ song ‘Let Forever Be’, directed by Michel Gondry, the actress continuously jumps from two-dimensional to three-dimensional spaces and vice versa, creating unique and repetitive patterns. This music video shows Michel Gondry’s originality, famously the director of the film The Science of Sleep, and creates an awkward effect by connecting two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. Its awkwardness unexpectedly stimulates and encourages audience participation, instead of allowing them to remain passive.Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanSpacingHow does an architect begin to design a project? First, the architect works on making a three-dimensional structures and emphasizing it in a unique way, in order to create a unique space. If the architect begins by using a general three-dimensional space, he or she cannot help but expect an output that is too simple and obvious to be easily designed. That’s why architects, at the beginning of the design stage, separate lines and faces of a structure instead of matching them correctly and connecting these lines and faces again later, to make a three dimensional mass. The way architects think about the connection, which differs from architect to architect, develops into an original architectural idea. Sinwook Oh sets a frame detached from a picture on a wall, leaving a space between them. It’s an installation that makes a conscious connection between the two-dimensional frame and picture to create a three-dimensional space. The audience is required to overlap these two elements to see a single space.Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanA Perceptible FrameLike its surrounding areas, the construction ‘half-house’ shows a situation where the land is cut through by a new road. Its name may connote a two-dimensional facade cut and set along the road. There is no cross section but a frame (skin), however, detached from the wall. In fact, this frame is a formative structure playing an important role. If this house was designed as a half structure, as the name literally implies, and revealed a cross-section of the house, it would look incomplete. It’s well that it does not. Let’s have a look at the rear. This construction is located in the middle of a group of houses in a seaside village.Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionFrom the back, forming an intended line, these houses are constructed along the boundary lines on the cadastral map, so they fit in with their surroundings. While the wall line is adjusted to an axis parallel on the boundary line, it is not parallel with the road and instead forms an angle to the road. Through this classical misalignment, these houses try to realise a combination of crossing masses. The misalignment figures the Modernism which features geometrical aesthetics that many are familiar with. It also seems to reflect a kind intention to make these houses accommodate to surroundings and keep the context at the same time. It appears far too plain, however, and that is why the architect divides this house into a frame (skin) at the front and a picture (body) at the back, connecting the two again trying a three-dimensional modeling.Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanSave this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanWindows and openings designed in the modeling process add zest to the owner’s daily life. On the one hand, including different shapes of pots placed in a fragmented space near the stairs leading to the second floor, seems to imply the owner is at a loss. This fragmented space hinders a mass combination. However, it appears that the architect should be more active and bold when realising a mass combination. On the other hand, the room with a nice view, the terrace on the second floor suitable for a party with a view over the sea, and simple and inexpensive materials emotionally link the house to its owner and make up for any minor drawbacks. The owner is a modest and simple person who always feels grateful for the house.Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanConsidering the concept of the ‘perceptible frame’, the upper part of the parking space entrance on the left-front side of the house, which is an essential element of the architecture, should have been designed as a part of the detached frame. The parking space hows the architect’s hesitancy when framing and the architect’s intention to hide behind functionality of the parking space. Perhaps he as tried to be too nice in accommodating the person occupying the house. A little awkwardness is okay. In fact, it would be even better if it were as awkward as Michel Gondry’s work. Awkwardness draws attention. The audience wants to be stimulated and participate. After our visit, the owner was rushing out of the house to go to work. After watching him through the window in the detached frame, I thought that architects don’t have to be only nice.Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanProject gallerySee allShow lessSun Room Pavilion / Donn Holohan – The University of Hong KongSelected ProjectsBrazilian Architects Explore The Intersection Between Curitiba and Its Canalized RiversArchitecture News Share Architects: Architects Group RAUM Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Jangan-eup, South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877950/half-house-architects-group-raum Clipboard Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwan+ 32 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeArchitects Group RAUMOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJangan-eupSouth KoreaPublished on August 21, 2017Cite: “Half House / Architects Group RAUM” 20 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Training courses in setting up Payroll Giving consortia

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Training courses in setting up Payroll Giving consortia  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 November 2007 | News The Institute of Fundraising is offering three more training courses for charities interested in setting up a Payroll Giving Consortium. The courses are aimed for fundraisers at smaller charities keen to benefit from payroll giving but without the resources to launch their own campaign.The courses take place in Swindon on 29 November, York on 5 December, and Chelsmford on 12 December. Fees range from £20 to £40 depending on whether delegates attend for the whole day or a part of it.last_img read more

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Man group donates $1 million to Japan relief efforts

first_img Alternative investment management business the Man Group has pledged to give $1m via its charitable trust to help relief efforts in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami a week ago.The company will focus this charitable donation on children affected by the crisis. It will give $900,000 (£562,000) to Save the Children’s Japan Emergency Appeal and $100,000 to local children’s charities. Save the children has operated in Japan for 25 years. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Man has supported Save the Children in the past, having donated nearly £17,000 between 2003 and 2005 toward the City Appeal and Tsunami Relief efforts. Man also donated over £180,000 between 1984 and 2006 to general funds, tsunami relief efforts and the Indonesia earthquake in 2006.It is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the FTSE4Good Index.www.savethechildren.org.uk Tagged with: corporate disaster Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Peter Clarke, Chief Executive of Man Group plc, said: “Our long established and close relationship with Japan means that we are naturally very anxious to play our part in joining with local and international efforts to alleviate the huge suffering that has been caused”. Howard Lake | 18 March 2011 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Man group donates $1 million to Japan relief effortslast_img read more

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After British right-wing win, workers need anti-racist unity

first_imgElections held Dec. 12 in England, Scotland, Wales and the occupied north of Ireland were a boost to Trump protégé and Conservative party leader Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Voters elected 365 Conservative Members of Parliament to the House of Commons, giving Conservatives — the Tories — the majority needed to reappoint Johnson Prime Minister. The Labour Party, which had taken more left-wing positions under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, lost 60 seats.The new MPs were sworn in Dec. 17.Johnson’s primary appeal was a promise to “get Brexit done.” Brexit — British exit — is the withdrawal of England, Scotland, Wales and the occupied north of Ireland from the European Union. Brexit, which passed narrowly in 2016, will make it more difficult for immigrants to enter Britain via continental Europe, whether or not they are EU citizens. Since the 2016 vote, hate crimes against immigrants, especially immigrants of color, have increased.Just days before the election, Johnson promised to “bear down on immigration” by only granting limited stays to “unskilled workers,” while welcoming those with “exceptional talents” like “violinists, nuclear physicists, prima ballerinas.” This thinly veiled catering to racist stereotypes was rightly tagged “an anti-immigration dog whistle from a prime minister blaming migrants for homegrown problems” by the3million, a support group formed by EU immigrants after the 2016 Brexit vote. (The Independent, Dec. 9)The Prime Minister has made more blatantly racist comments, even employing racist slurs against Black people. The pro-Tory vote, like the pro-Brexit vote three years ago, is a racist vote. Whatever the various reasons for working-class voters to hate the EU, overlooking racism is itself a racist act.As Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes stated after the first Brexit vote: “You cannot separate the vote to leave the EU from the racist, anti-immigrant campaign that was central to it.” (Workers World, July 4, 2016) That clearly distinguished Brexit from legitimate leftist opposition to the EU, whose rules mandate austerity and could, in fact, be used to block Corbyn’s progressive economic programs.Immigrant advocates denounce racist Brexit before election. (Photo: Movement for Justice)Johnson’s biggest gains were in traditional Labour strongholds in England’s north and “Midlands.” These primarily white working-class communities have been devastated by mine and factory closings.Labour Party moderates have jumped on the anti-Corbyn bandwagon, blaming his left turn for Labour’s losses and slandering him as “anti-Semitic” for criticizing Israeli apartheid. Corbyn has said he will resign as party leader.Democrats in the U.S., including presidential candidate Joe Biden, are citing the British election results as evidence that their party needs to move toward the center. Will this narrative be used to marginalize the party’s more progressive wing, including four courageous Congresswomen of color known as “The Squad”?‘Not my prime minister’While the capitalist media — including the notorious British tabloids — are calling the vote a Conservative “landslide,” young people are already in the streets raising the slogan “Not my prime minister.” A poll before the election showed a majority of voters under 35 supporting Labour.Johnson does not have overwhelming popular support. The Tories received 43.6 percent of the popular vote. With a voter turnout of 67 percent, that’s less than 30 percent of all eligible voters. Many immigrants, who now face more hate crimes and discrimination, could not vote.Having become the party of white supremacy and xenophobia, the Tories made gains at the expense of the ultra-right United Kingdom Independent Party and Brexit Party, which won no seats at all. Compared to the 2017 Tory popular vote, this time it only rose by about 330,000. Labour lost most of its votes to anti-Brexit parties, including the Green, Liberal Democrat and Scottish National parties.Conservatives were pushed back in Scotland and the north of Ireland. The SNP won 48 of 59 seats, a gain of 13. The pro-nationalist Sinn Fein retained its seven seats, while the Social Democratic and Labour Party took two seats from the anti-nationalist Democratic Unionist Party, who helped the Tories form the last government. This is the first nationalist — that is, for a united, independent Ireland — majority since the 1921 partition of Ireland. (euronews.com, Dec. 13)“The majority of people here voted to remain and they see Brexit as something that is very unfairly being imposed upon them,” said Sinn Fein’s John Finucane, who defeated DUP’s Nigel Dodds in South Belfast.Brexit is also unpopular in Scotland. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has called for a new referendum vote on Scottish independence, claiming the imposition of Brexit has led to increased support for independence, after a narrow majority voted to stay with Britain in 2014.Johnson immediately voiced his disdain for Irish and Scottish self-determination, stating: “At this stage it does look as though this one-nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate, to get Brexit done and not just to get Brexit done but to unite this country and take it forward.” (Reuters, Dec. 12)What’s the revolutionary view?The Labour Party — progressive but reformist “democratic socialists” — has suffered a setback. But Marxists understand that class struggle is the driving force of history. The coming attacks on the workers and oppressed living in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland will meet mass resistance. The protests will grow.What else must revolutionary socialists keep in mind going forward?Workers World Party founder and late Chairperson Sam Marcy stated in a 1972 document, a statement he repeated often, “The acid test for a revolutionary workers’ party is its position on the national question.” To deny the centrality of racism, xenophobia and occupation — national oppression — in analyzing Brexit and the Tory advances is to fail that test.Now is the time to build global, multinational class solidarity on both sides of the Atlantic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Lake Avenue Church: All-Church Prayer Gathering for National Day of Prayer -May 3

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News On sunday, the 3rd of May, 2012, Lake Avenue celebrates an All-Church Prayer Gathering for the National Day of Prayer. It will be an all-day event. At 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Prayers will be held at the Family Life room 107 and another set of prayers from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This annual event at Lake Avenue Church is sponsored by the Prayer Ministries. Lake Avenue Church Pastors will facilitate.With all the challenges facing the country, both at home and abroad, it is crucial that all humble themselves before the Holy Lord and cry out to Him to bring answers to those things which are out of one’s control but not out of His. He reigns supreme over all things. Only as one come before God’s throne and ask for mercy and grace will they see …• Justice for all• Truthful government leaders and• Hope for families that are struggling.Come and pray with your brothers and sisters in Christ. Call on His name in unity. Join together in the name of Jesus. Please check the official National Day of Prayer page here.For more information contact Lois Kasten, Prayer Leadership Team Coordinator at [email protected] or call (626) 817-4554.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org. Faith & Religion News Lake Avenue Church: All-Church Prayer Gathering for National Day of Prayer -May 3 Article and Photo courtesy of Lake Avenue Church Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 7:47 pm HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a comment Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newslast_img read more

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Guest Opinion | The Chief’s Curse: Discretion on Releasing Bodycam Videos

first_img Top of the News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | The Chief’s Curse: Discretion on Releasing Bodycam Videos Opinion piece by SKIP HICKAMBOTTOM and DALE L. GRONEMEIER Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 | 10:44 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff The happenstance that cell phone cameras, security cameras, and police dashboard cameras record police shootings and other critical incidents of police-community interactions has been revolutionizing how shootings and other major incidents are perceived. Body-worn cameras are increasingly being deployed; they will more systematically record such incidents. Pasadena plans to begin deploying them at the end of this year.As Pasadena thinks through what its policies will be on body-worn cameras, one of the issues to be decided is public access to bodycam videos of police shootings and other critical incidents. Some say that release of such bodycam videos should be at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Although it may seem counter-intuitive that putting power to decide in the hands of the Chief is bad for him, doing so is probably a curse for the Chief. Giving the Police Chief discretion to decide whether or not to release video of police shootings would invite recurring public battles between the police union and its supporters who favor never releasing anything that might question police versions versus the public who seek transparency. Is it good public policy to put the Chief in the middle of repeated wrangling where he inevitably makes enemies of one side or the other depending on whichever way he rules? Is there a better way?The reason video should not be released immediately: insuring investigation integrityStrong policy reasons support delaying release of bodycam video to anyone other than investigators until the post-shooting investigations are completed. The California Supreme Court rejected the Pasadena Police Officers Association contention that officers should be able to see other witness statements before giving their own statements to investigators. In 1990, the PPOA took the issue all the way to the Supreme Court when the Pasadena PD refused to give them that right. In ruling against the PPOA, the Supreme Court stated: “Disclosure before interrogation might color the recollection of the person to be questioned or lead that person to conform his or her version of an event to that given by witnesses already questioned.”The same issues – (1) coloring witness recollection and (2) allowing witnesses to conform their version of events to other evidence – that the Supreme Court noted as applying to witness statements apply with even greater force to video of police shootings and other critical events. Behavioral studies consistently show that exposure to visual evidence is much more powerful in altering witness recollection than mere words; exposure to video thus is more likely to alter pure recollection of witnesses even more significantly than witness statements. For a witness whose self-interest or bias might lead him to fabricate a false version of events, allowing him to view the video before he gives his statement tends to aid him in fabricating a version of events that cannot be impeached by the visual evidence.Thus, public release of bodycam video prior to the completion of both the criminal investigation and the follow-up administrative investigation would be bad policy. In order to insure the integrity of investigations, public release of bodycam video should not occur until the completion of the criminal and administrative investigations.Avoiding the Chief’s curse of discretion: release after a specific number of daysPasadena’s experience for nearly 4 years with the OIR Group Report on the Pasadena PD’s shooting of Kendrec McDade should be an object lesson in why giving the Police Chief discretion on release of body cameras is bad policy. Release of the OIR Group Report was a discretionary decision; the City was not required to release the Report but the public pressure to do so was ultimately overwhelming. Mayor Bogaard, then-Councilmember Chris Holden, the City Manager, and the Police Chief collectively sought to defuse widespread concern about the PD shooting the unarmed African-American youth by their publicly promising transparency on the OIR Group Report at the time the OIR Group was hired in 2012. The City Manager then got a black eye by saying in summer 2014 that only the OIR Group’s recommendation, not the full Report, would be released. To the dismay of the PPOA, the public outcry over the City Manager’s backtracking led the City Council to override the City Manager by supporting release of the Report to the maximum extent permitted by law. So the City Attorney invited the PPOA to sue; the PPOA dutifully sued, lost in the trial court, appealed, and lost even more drastically in the Court of Appeal. Throughout the nearly 4-year ordeal, the Pasadena PD administration, the Pasadena City Council, and the Pasadena City Attorney were caught in the middle and buffeted by the conflicting demands of the PPOA vs. the public. However, ultimately the public demand for transparency prevailed both politically and legally. No one should wish the PD administration to be put in the middle again on bodycam video release like it was put in the middle on the OIR Group McDade Report.If the Chief has discretion on whether to release bodycam video, he will inherently be in the position of being pressured by the PPOA to use that discretion to deny disclosure of the videos, by the public to release them, and thereby having to disappoint one side. We suggest that in the court of public opinion, the demand for transparency in police shootings and other critical incidents will usually prevail and the police chief will consequently usually have to exercise whatever discretion he has to release bodycam videos. Putting the Chief in a position where he has to repeatedly say no to the PPOA is not good for the Chief. More fundamentally, automatic release of bodycam videos for all critical incidents best serves the public interest in transparency that builds trust with the police department.Hayward Assemblyman Bill Quirk threaded the needle between premature public release and the inevitability and desirability of public release by a bill that would have required release of bodycam video after 60 days where there are complaints about officer conduct. That bill would have preempted any contrary policy provision by Pasadena, but it appears it is going nowhere because of police union opposition.We believe Assemblyman Quirk’s basic idea of automatic public release by a date certain is the approach Pasadena should adopt. We’re not certain whether 60 days is the reasonable time to require the completion of both the criminal and administrative investigations. The McDade administrative review meeting did not occur for more than a year after the shooting, but that was an unreasonably long time; the delay appears to have been driven by the objective to run out the clock so that the OIR Group Report could not be released prior to the trial of the wrongful death lawsuit by McDade’s parents. But whether the date-certain is 60 days, 90 days, or 120 days, automatic release of bodycam video for critical incidents is a better policy than visiting on the police chief the curse of his having discretion over whether or not to release the videos.Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeier are local civil rights attorneys who successfully prosecuted the Public Records Act lawsuit to release most of the OIR Group Report on the McDade shooting. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Your email address will not be published. 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