Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgDawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Great Migration: The director of ‘Mercenary’

first_img Talking about his movie Mercenary over Skype, French director Sacha Wolff considers the issue of rumours and urban myths clouding discussions about exploitation of players from the Pacific Islands. After a quick think, he puts forward his view.“When you talk about rumours, what is a story and what is not a story, I guess on the money side it’s not as bad as I say in my movie but what is very interesting to me is the physical part of it. Why do European teams look for those guys? I guess the exploitation is, to me, mainly physical.”Last year Wolff unleashed Mercenary – known as Mercenaire in France, where it was originally released – a film he had written and directed. The movie centres around Soane Tokelau, played by Toki Pilioko who is a prop for ProD2 side Dax in real life. Soane is a young man from the French territories of Wallis and Futuna who is scouted in New Caledonia and brought over to France to play rugby. The story follows his lows and eventual highs as he is ditched at the arrivals gate by a big French club, finds himself playing further down the divisions, discovers and loses love, and eventually challenges the tyranny of his father and the ‘agent’ who picked him out. It is a tale of an outsider getting by in a field that can chew up and spit out those who don’t strike it lucky.Conflict: In the movie Soane confronts his father, LeoneSo what prompted the making of this film? “I really love boxing movies and I thought to myself, ‘There are not so many movies about rugby,’” Wolff says.“I had no special idea about how to do it. Then one day I read an article in Le Monde about a small rugby team in the east of France who were in Fedérale 3, which is like the fifth division. They had players from all around the world who came in to help them grow. I thought this was a very interesting subject.”SEE OUR INVESTIGATION IN THE NEW ISSUEThe director talked to athletes, coaches and administrators around France, trying to get a handle on the world he hoped to illustrate. But there was never an easy in with players and the overarching theme of the movie was at that point a mystery, even to him. But everything changed when he met one veteran athlete.Wolff says: “I met a guy from Wallis and Futuna. This was much more interesting, to talk about this French identity which is not so well known in France. If you ask somebody in the street, ‘Do you know Wallis and Futuna?’ They will not know that it is French. “So when I met this guy, Laurent Pakihivatau, who plays Abraham in the movie, he was playing in Lyon. There were a lot of Pacific Island players in Lyon and when I met him I realised I had to make a movie with this guy because he was very powerful, visually, very interesting. I spent a lot of time talking with him, and a lot with players from Wallis, but also with people from Samoa, Tonga, then also from New Zealand.“When I met Paki, he told me: ‘When I am in France, nobody knows where I come from. They all look at me as a beast. And when I go back to New Caledonia they all look at me like a French guy. My identity is stuck somewhere in the sky. When I took my first flight to France I lost something, and I’ll never get it back.’ So I was saying to myself, this is probably a good story to tell. That was the beginning.”Tender moment: Soane with Coralie, played by Iliana ZabethWolff’s eyes were opened to a new community; a little pocket of the rugby world that few appreciated as he now does. You know of players of Tongan, Samoan or Fijian extraction, but how about those with ties to the lesser-known French territories of the Pacific? Looking through French squads of the past few years, you realise that you know nothing of the culture and heritage of players like Jocelino Suta, Sebastien Vahaamahina, the Taofifénua brothers or new kid on the block Christopher Tolofua.Some believe that these regions are just a ripe patch to be ploughed by French sporting authorities. At one point on the call, Wolff gets very animated as he talks about the colonial attitude he believes many in modern rugby still cling to. He feels that there is a conveyor belt of ready-made replacements from the islands, that broken-down bodies can be swapped for younger models. This is the reason why one of the very first lines of the movie comes from Abraham, who, surveying a field of young Pacific Islands talent in New Caledonia, utters to a fellow scout: “They only want the youngest, the tallest and the biggest.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREThe movie took Wolff four years to write. He needed to ingratiate himself with Pacific players, so they would open up and he could hear their stories. He admits that the younger players who are still in the throes of burgeoning playing careers tend to remain quiet. But older players – the ones he describe as scarred, unable to climb stairs, physically broken – would tell of their past troubles, their struggle for identity beyond being beasts of burden. Game time: Toki Pilioko, as Soane, at US Fumel Libos Credit: Timshel Productions LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img ‘Mercenary’ is a movie about a young man from the Pacific territory of Wallis and Futuna, who moves to France to play rugby. Alan Dymock talks with director Sacha Wolff as part of our Great Migration series It was also after these discussions that Wolff decided to focus on the lower reaches of French rugby, beyond the elite levels. He explains: “I wanted to place the story at a very, very small team. We always talk about what’s going on at the big teams with the big dreams, but there are a lot, lot, lot of small teams where the players who don’t make it go to, where there are no rules basically.”In 2016 the movie was aired at Cannes, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label award. You can see Mercenary on Netflix UK & Ireland now.last_img read more

Solar Bears go to overtime again against Allen Americans

first_imgThe Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices. The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.Follow the Solar Bears at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop. Please enter your name here Three Stars:1) Eric Roy – ALN2) Chris Crane – ORL3) Bryan Moore – ORL Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Get point in 5-4 loss; Crane has three-point night for Orlando  TAGSOrlando Solar Bears Previous articleFill Your Bowl with MindfulnessNext articleBest & Worst Cities for Football Fans Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply   The Orlando Solar Bears (21-15-5-2) picked up a point as they fell in overtime to the Allen Americans (27-15-2-2) by a 5-4 score on Sunday afternoon at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.Click here for the box score.Ben Danford gave the Solar Bears an early lead when he teamed up with Mason Marchment for a 2-on-1 following a breakout pass from Chris Crane. Danford used Marchment as a decoy before opting to snap a low shot through the pads of Jamie Murray at 1:20.Crane netted his own goal when he received a pass from Darik Angeli at the right circle and then fired a shot that beat Murray at 3:53.Allen got back into the game as Bryan Moore scooped up a loose puck at the left post and slipped it underneath Ryan Massa at the 11-minute mark, and Dyson Stevenson knotted the score at 2-2 at 19:09 after he recovered the puck on a broken play and banked it past Massa.It appeared the score would remain tied heading into the first intermission, but after the Solar Bears dumped the puck into the attacking zone, Chris Crane capitalized on a defensive turnover along the end boards and scooped up the puck at the right circle and fired it past Murray at 19:37.The Americans opted to replace Murray with Peter Di Salvo to open the second, and both teams traded chances throughout the middle stanza. After Daniel Maggio was clipped in the defensive zone by a high stick that left the Orlando defenseman bloodied, the Solar Bears were awarded a double-minor power play, and Brenden Miller converted for the home team when he one-timed a saucer pass from Shane Conacher past Di Salvo at 13:33.Allen scored twice in the third period to tie the score at 4-4 as Moore set up Josh Brittain for a back-door tap-in at 2:02, and David Makowski snapped a shot past Massa’s glove at the conclusion of a successful Solar Bears penalty kill at 5:23.Eric Roy ended it for Allen in the extra session when he received a pass from Moore at the point and blasted it through a screened Massa into the net at 4:25.Massa took the overtime loss with 37 saves on 42 shots against; Di Salvo picked up the win by making 21 stops on 22 shots against. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 NEXT HOME GAMES:Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits – Thursday, Feb. 2 – 7 p.m. – Thirsty Thursday – Fans can enjoy $5 domestic draft beers throughout the Amway Center. Fans can also take advantage of $2 Coors Light drafts before and after Thursday’s game, along with food specials at Ferg’s Depot on Church Street. Fans can purchase discounted game tickets for as low as $14 at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/fergs.Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits – Saturday, Feb. 4 – 7 p.m. – Guns n’ Hoses charity game between Central Florida Enforcers and Orange County Fire Rescue at 2 p.m.Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals – Thursday, Feb. 16 – 7 p.m. – Thirsty Thursday – Fans can enjoy $5 domestic draft beers throughout the Amway Center. Fans can also take advantage of $2 Coors Light drafts before and after Thursday’s game, along with food specials at Ferg’s Depot on Church Street. Fans can purchase discounted game tickets for as low as $14 at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/fergs. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Fuzzy House / SO

first_img Projects Fuzzy House / SO Photographs:  Filippo PoliAssistant Architect:Thinnapong YodhongInterior Design:SOContractor:Ton-Aek Construction by Tachanop BanchongrakLand Area:600 sqmPrincipal Architect:Narong OthavornCity:Chiang MaiCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filippo PoliRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. This private house is situated in a plot where the owner left empty for many years. The land had been used by the people around the area as a shortcut between 2 local roads, which has created a path/trace almost permanently.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanThe house was considered to still let that path being in function even when the construction is finished, and to appear almost as nothing much happens from constructing this house. The result is a building fuzzily sits between privacy and public domain whereas the owner can live his private life within the double enclosed space.Save this picture!© Filippo PoliEven though one of the entrances shares the same path that run through the house from front to back, the separated little weed garden that can be seen before entering the house, can only be entered once going through the whole house to the 2nd floor and make the way out to the terrace then cross the small bridge over the pathway and go down to the garden where will be another terrace in the future.Save this picture!© Filippo PoliThe rooftop terrace of this house is considered to be a multifunction outdoor hangout area with the stair-shaped roof where visitors can sit to look back at the front yard where anything could happen before one’s eyes.Save this picture!© Filippo PoliProject gallerySee allShow lessMicro Courtyard House / Atelier Kaiser ShenSelected ProjectsFree Online Course on Urban Challenges in the Global South Offers Two Scholarships f…Opportunities Share Area:  250 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeSO OfficeFollowSOOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChiang MaiThailandPublished on April 18, 2018Cite: “Fuzzy House / SO ” 17 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Chiang Mai, Thailand Save this picture!© Filippo Poli+ 16Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892615/fuzzy-house-so Clipboard “COPY”center_img Fuzzy House / SOSave this projectSaveFuzzy House / SO Architects: SO Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Thailand Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892615/fuzzy-house-so Clipboardlast_img read more

‘Our very presence frees this land from the lies of the history books’

first_imgThe following full remarks were given by Moonanum James, co-leader of United American Indians of New England, at the 46th Annual Day of Mourning rally in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 26.  Go to tinyurl.com/hga5975 to hear his entire talk.  Moonanum JamesPhoto: Hannah KirschbaumOnce again on the fourth Thursday in November, United American Indians of New England and those who support us have gathered on this hill to observe a National Day of Mourning. Today marks the 46th time we have come here, in all kinds of weather, to mourn our ancestors and speak the truth about our history.Those who started National Day of Mourning could not have envisioned that we would be here, year after year, carrying on this tradition.  Many of the elders who stood on this hill and organized that first day of mourning are no longer with us, but we feel their spirits guiding us today.  Nearly 46 years ago, my father, an Aquinnah Wampanoag man named Wamsutta Frank James, was invited to address a gathering of so-called dignitaries celebrating the 350th anniversary of the stumbling ashore of the pilgrims. When asked by the organizers of the dinner to provide an advance copy of the speech he planned to deliver, Wamsutta agreed. Within days, he was told his words were not acceptable.  The planners of the gathering, fearing the truth, told him he could speak only if he were willing to speak false words in praise of the white man.  The organizers were even willing to write a speech for him.  After all, they said, ”The theme of the celebration is brotherhood and anything inflammatory would be out of place.” He refused to attend the banquet and have words put into his mouth.  National Day of Mourning came into being as a result of his refusal to speak untrue words.  What was it that got those state officials so upset?  Wamsutta used as a basis for his remarks one of their own history books, “Mourt’s Relation,” a pilgrim account of their first year on Indian land.What really happened at the first thanksgiving — or what some of us call the first “thanks taking?”  According to popular myth, the Indians (us) and the pilgrims (them) sat down and had a wonderful dinner.  Everyone got along and held hands in friendship. Everyone lived happily ever after.  The end.The truth has been largely buried for 396 years.  In 2020, Plymouth is planning to celebrate 400 years of pilgrim mythology.  I don’t think that anyone from UAINE is going to be invited to address that banquet!  If we are, rest assured that no advance copy of our remarks will be sent.  Here is the truth.  We might say that the first thanksgiving occurred when the pilgrims arrived here and gave thanks for the untimely deaths of most of the Wampanoag due to diseases contracted from earlier European visitors. As a result, when the pilgrims arrived, they found the fields already cleared and planted, and they called them their own. The first officially declared day of thanksgiving in Massachusetts was proclaimed in 1637 by Gov. John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He did this to give thanks for the safe return of white men from the colony who had gone to what is now Mystic, Connecticut, to participate in the massacre of over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Nation.The pilgrim William Bradford, in his famous “History of the Plymouth Plantation,” rubbed his hands together with delight and had this to say about the Pequot massacre: “Those that escaped the fire were slain with the sword; some hewed to pieces, others run through with their rapiers, so as they were quickly dispatched, and very few escaped. It was conceived they thus destroyed about 400 at this time. It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire, and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stink and scent thereof, but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they gave the prayers thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, thus to enclose their enemies in their hands, and give them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enemy.”Year after year, the white settlers of Massachusetts gave thanks for the ongoing deaths of the Indigenous peoples of New England, culminating with the years of King Philip’s War, 1676-1677, when the whites declared “a day set apart for public thanksgiving, because there now scarce remains a name or family of the Indians but are either slain, captivated or fled.”  About the only true thing in the mythology is that these pitiful European strangers would not have survived their first several years in “New England” were it not for the aid of the Wampanoag people.  What Native people got in return for this help was genocide, the theft of our lands and never-ending repression.  Our mourning began the minute the English first landed.Another truth:  The reason that the mythmakers prefer to talk about the pilgrims and not the earlier English-speaking colony, Jamestown, is that in Jamestown the circumstances were way too ugly to hold up as an effective national myth.  For example, the white settlers in Jamestown turned to cannibalism to survive.  Not a very nice story to tell the kids in school.  The pilgrims did not find an empty land any more than Columbus “discovered” anything.  Every inch of this land is Indian land.  The pilgrims (who called themselves “saints”) did not come here seeking religious freedom; they already had that in Holland, and they only wanted religious freedom for themselves.  They came here as a part of a commercial venture.  The Mayflower Compact was nothing more than a bunch of white men sticking together to ensure that they would get a return on their investment.  They introduced sexism, racism and a class system to these shores.  And guess what?  They did not even land at the sacred shrine down the hill called Plymouth Rock,  a monument to racism and oppression which we are proud to say we buried, not once but twice in 1970 and again in 1995.Upon arriving on the outer Cape, the pilgrims opened my ancestors’ graves and took funeral objects.  They also took as much of our corn and bean supplies as they could carry.  Massasoit, the great sachem of the Wampanoag, knew of this, yet he and his people welcomed the settlers, saving them from extinction, little knowing how many Wampanoag and other Native people would be enslaved or killed by their guns or dead from their diseases.  Later, from this very harbor in Plymouth, the pious pilgrims sold my ancestors as slaves for 220 shillings each.  In today’s money, that would be 33 U.S. dollars, give or take.  Some would ask what we have gained by observing National Day of Mourning since 1970.  The very fact that you are here is perhaps our greatest gain.  People from the four directions, having seen through the pilgrim myth, join us every year in the struggle to destroy that mythology.  I notice that there are even suddenly a couple of movies that claim to be setting the record straight. I’m not here today to give movie reviews, but am glad to see that efforts are being made now to be more historically accurate. However, it is still outsiders telling our story.Sadly, the conditions which prevailed in Indian Country at the first National Day of Mourning in 1970 still prevail today.  In 1970, we demanded an end to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  It is still a demand today.  Native nations do not need federal oversight to govern ourselves.  Mashpee, Aquinnah and other Native nations should not need legal permission from the state or feds to open any kind of business, including casinos, on our own ancestral lands.Those who started Day of Mourning spoke of terrible racism and poverty.  Not only Native people but many people from the four directions face racism daily and are mired in the deepest poverty.  Every winter, millions of people have to make a bitter choice between heating and eating, and individuals and families are homeless in many towns and cities.  As we did in 1970, we mourn the loss of millions of our ancestors and the devastation of our beautiful land and water and air.  We pray for our people who have died during this past year, and during the past 523 years since Columbus showed up.I hope that you will join me in grieving, too, for our sisters and brothers in all countries; human beings, who are referred to by this government as “collateral damage.”  Keep in mind that for centuries, people throughout the Americas have been the “collateral damage” of the European invasion.  I also hope you will join me in grieving, too, for the immense suffering of our sisters and brothers in so many other countries, all human beings who suffer and face acts of terror on a daily basis.  Remember too, the hundreds of millions of people who are hungry today no matter where they live.We condemn all acts of violence and terrorism perpetrated by all governments and organizations against innocent civilians worldwide. Since the invasion of Columbus and the rest of the Europeans, Native people have been virtually nonstop victims of terrorism.  The slaughter of the Pequots at Mystic, Connecticut, in 1637.  The U.S. military massacres of peaceful Native people at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek and so many, many other places.  The very foundations of this powerful and wealthy country are the theft of our lands and the slaughter of Native peoples, and the kidnapping and enslavement of our African sisters and brothers. We remind the modern-day pilgrims that their families were often refugees, and rebuke them for their current refusal to help others who are refugees.Today, on liberated territory, we will correct some history and do so in a country that continues to glorify butchers such as Christopher Columbus, in a country that glorifies slave-owning presidents such as Washington and Jefferson and even carves their faces into the sacred Black Hills of the Lakota.On our program will be only Native speakers.  This is one day when we speak for ourselves, without non-Native people, so-called “experts,” intervening to interpret and speak for us.  That first Day of Mourning in 1970 was a powerful demonstration of Native unity.  Today is a powerful demonstration of not only Native unity, but the unity of all people who want to speak truth to power; people who want the truth to be told and want to see an end to the oppressive system brought to these shores by the pilgrim invaders.Our very presence frees this land from the lies of the history books, the profiteers and the myth makers.  We will remember and honor all of our ancestors in struggle who went before us.  We will speak truth to power.  We will remember in particular all of our sisters and brothers, including Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal and Oscar López Rivera, who are caged in the iron houses.In 1970, very few people would have given any thought to the fact that the Indigenous people of this hemisphere do not look upon the arrival of the European invaders as a reason to give thanks. Today, many thousands stand with us in spirit as we commemorate our 46th National Day of Mourning.In the spirit of Crazy Horse, in the spirit of Metacom, in the spirit of Geronimo.  We are not vanishing.  We are not conquered.  We are as strong as ever.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Eric Garner supporters rally at killer-cop’s home

first_img​Activists, revolutionaries and family members gathered at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on July 17 to march in memory of Eric Garner, the Black man choked to death five years ago by New York Police Department cop Daniel Pantaleo. The action culminated with a visit to Pantaleo’s home in the Oakwood Heights neighborhood—​the first time a protest has taken place there.Protestors occupy the street in front of cop’s house, demanding justice.Eric Garner’s final words—​“I can’t breathe” repeated 11 times—​resonated around the world as a symbol of how racist oppression kills Black people in the U.S. His death and the non-indictment of Pantaleo in December 2017 were major forces behind the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ramsey Orta, a young Puerto Rican man and friend of Eric Garner who videoed the killing, has been persecuted by the NYPD, and is the only person at the scene who has been sent to jail. (To find out how to help Ramsey, who is resisting severe harassment and intimidation while incarcerated, go to ramseyorta.org.)Those marching were enraged but entirely unsurprised by the July 16 Department of Justice announcement that federal civil rights charges would not be filed against Pantaleo. It’s widely known that today’s police are the descendants of pre-Civil War slave patrols and night watches, and that they fulfill the same function: to detain, kill and oppress Black, Brown and Indigenous people, migrants and workers. Pantaleo was not indicted for any crime because he was doing exactly what he was hired to do when he killed Eric Garner.‘Struggle for justice’The march began following a route set by Erica Garner, Eric’s daughter, who marched regularly in Staten Island following her father’s murder and took a leading role in the struggle against police brutality. Tragically, Erica died in late December 2017 from a heart attack shortly after giving birth—​yet another death linked to racism. The maternal death rate for Black women in the U.S. is more than three times that of white women (cdc.org)The struggle for justice for her father weighed heavily on Erica. Shortly before her death, she said, “I’m struggling right now with the stress of everything, because the system, it beats you down.” (The Guardian, Dec. 30, 2017) The July 17 action took up her name as well as her father’s and was organized by The Legacy Eric Garner Left Behind, NYC Shut It Down, People’s Power Assemblies NYC and Why Accountability.The march, led by Jewel Miller, mother of Eric’s youngest child, stopped at the 122nd Police Precinct before rallying at the place where Eric Garner was killed. Though the rally appeared to be wrapping up, in fact over 100 people quietly boarded the Staten Island Railway and traveled to the Oakwood Heights neighborhood to Pantaleo’s home.Protestors persisted into the night, through torrential rain.Undeterred by increasingly heavy rain, the demonstrators faced down a wall of police. Accompanied by thunder, lightning and beating rain, the righteous anger of the oppressed poured forth. Protesters chanted, “He need to be scared everywhere that he go, we will find you Pantaleo,” “Pantaleo got away with murder, vengeance for Eric Garner” and “We’ll be back!”Before departing, a protester shouted at the cops: “We won’t stay out here long. This is a message for y’all. The same way you can find us, we can find you!”As protesters returned to the train, an atmosphere of joy and celebration could be found amidst the grief and anger. In their revolutionary, militant unity, those assembled found extraordinary strength and exposed the NYPD as paper tigers—​to be crumpled and swept into the dustbin of history.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Justice for Benjaline Beng Hernandez

first_img News Follow the news on Philippines Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Help by sharing this information News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News June 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Addressing the 58th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) drew the Assembly’s attention to the assassination on 5 April 2002 in the province of Cotabato (Island of Mindanao) of Benjaline “Beng” Hernandez, killed by members of the Philippines military.Reporters Without Borders, which has special consultative status with the UN, stated,”Barely two weeks ago, Benjaline Hernandez, a journalist and human rights activist, was murdered while investigating how the peace process was being implemented in Cotabato province, on the Philippine island of Mindanao. The 22-year-old journalist and three local people were killed by Philippine army soldiers. After wounding them, they were shot dead at close range. Despite the revelation of this by the autopsy and the preliminary investigation, insist the four were “rebels”.The Hernandez case is both dramatic and a good example. Dramatic because the security forces, who are supposed to protect civilians, are in many countries the main enemies of human rights campaigners. And a good example because the authorities had no hesitation in suggesting these activists were enemies. Journalists are treated as rebels simply because they expose the abuses of the security forces.”Reporters Without Borders urged the Secretary-General’s special representative on human rights’ defenders to follow the investigation into the death of Benjaline Hernandez closely. Military officials and the governor of Cotabato continue to claim that Benjaline Hernandez and her three companions were rebels, killed during a skirmish. According to the governor, Emmanuel Day, the young journalist’s diary and notes indicate that she was a member of the New People’s Army (NPA), which operates in this area of the Arakan valley. However, the autopsy, carried out by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), has already shown that the journalist and her companions were initially wounded and then killed at point-blank range. Benjaline Hernandez’s family and colleagues categorically deny that she was an NPA rebel, and assert that the perpetrators of this crime are soldiers of the Philippine army’s 12th Special Forces Company and the 7th Airborne Battalion led by Sgt Antonio Torella. April 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Justice for Benjaline Beng Hernandez RSF_en to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF addressed the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva about the killing of journalist and human rights defender Benjaline Hernandez. Despite the first results of the investigation, army officials and the governor of Cotabato claimed the journalist was a rebel killed during a skirmish. Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 10th March

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FARMING-69.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleSt.Eunan’s secure Quarter Final spot in College’s Colmcille CupNext articleTyrone unchanged for trip to Meath admin Twitter Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 10th March PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE By admin – March 10, 2016 Google+ NewsPlayback Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Maryland police officer faces assault charges after slamming teen’s neck into ground during arrest

first_imgPLU$XANZ/Twitter(WASHINGTON) — A police officer in Maryland is facing criminal charges after being filmed slamming a suspect’s neck into the sidewalk with his knee during an arrest.Kevin Moris has been charged with second degree assault and misconduct in office over an incident that happened on July 3, 2019, during his arrest of Arnaldo Andres Pesoa, 19.Moris had his police power suspended and was put on paid administrative leave on July 5, which remains in place, Ramon Korionoff, a public information officer for the Montgomery County Police Department told ABC News.The initial internal investigation into the incident has since been put on hold until the conclusion of the criminal case, Korionoff said.John McCarthy, the state’s attorney for Montgomery County, held a news conference announcing the charges on Tuesday.“Today is not a day to rejoice the prosecution of a police officer but rather to make a somber and sober decision to hold one accountable,” McCarthy said Tuesday.“The actions of this officer do not represent our county police, generally, nor do they show law enforcement at its finest moment. It is important to have continued bridges of trust to our community. Charging this officer with two counts is what is appropriate in this case,” McCarthy said.Second degree assault carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence, and there is no set sentence for misconduct in office, leaving the sentence to judge’s discretion, the state’s attorney’s office told ABC News.Pesoa’s charging document details how an undercover police officer first interacted with Pesoa after seeing him post about psychedelic mushrooms on Snapchat, and that the undercover officer then arranged to buy mushrooms from Pesoa.Moris was one of four officers who approached Pesoa in a McDonalds where he was allegedly set to sell the drugs to the undercover officer, according to the charging document. Moris told Pesoa that he was under arrest, and the criminal complaint details how Pesoa allegedly resisted, and was eventually placed in handcuffs.What ensued outside the McDonald’s was caught on video that was then posted on Twitter. While the charging document details that Moris and another officer “took Pesoa to the ground so that the search incident to arrest could take place there,” it does not describe how Moris pushed his knee on top of the back of Pesoa’s neck and later pulled Pesoa’s t-shirt over his face while Pesoa was shouting obscenities.The criminal complaint states that Pesoa “spit onto Officer Moris’ right shoe and ankle area” before he was forced on the ground.Pesoa was found to have marijuana and mushrooms on his person and he is now charged with two counts relating to possession with intent to distribute, one charge of resisting arrest and a charge of second degree assault.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Employers set to push for retirement age flexibility

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employers set to push for retirement age flexibilityOn 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Most employers want to see flexible retirement provisions included in forthcoming age discrimination legislation, claims exclusive research by the Employers Forum on Age.The study shows that 75 per cent of employers are in favour of flexible retirement arrangements – that would allow workers freedom to retire at any time during a 10-year period – in preference to a mandatory fixed date.The Government is reviewing age discrimination a head of new legislation in 2006.Sam Mercer, campaign director at the EFA, explained that some employers favour a set retirement date because it makes manpower planning easier and bypasses the need to sack older members of staff for poor performance. But she said a flexible approach would promote knowledge retention and a positive culture change on age.BTGroup employment policy consultant Beck Mason, said the company improved skills retention through flexible retirement. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more