Stanbic IBTC Bank ( 2011 Presentation

first_imgStanbic IBTC Bank ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (  2011 presentation Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 in freefall! Is the HSBC share price a good buy?

first_img Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 12th March, 2020 | More on: HSBA See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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. In recent years, HSBC has increased its exposure to rapidly developing economies, positioning itself to assist Asian companies with their global trade. Time will tell if this is a blessing or a curse, as the extent of the virus disruption in these areas becomes apparent.Long-term investmentWith a long-term view to owning shares in businesses, I don’t think HSBC will go bust. Once China gets back to business-as-usual, it will want to forge ahead with global trading. HSBC is well placed to facilitate this.However, I don’t think it’ll be plain sailing or a quick fix. The centre of HSBC’s Asian business takes place in Hong Kong, which is also experiencing extreme levels of political unrest. Investing in HSBC is very much a long-term play, at a slow pace with many hurdles along the way.A pandemic creates unprecedented uncertainty, but I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to sell stocks while the financial markets are in freefall. This is because the volatility is caused by institutional investors, rather than individual investors. In a day or two, the FTSE 100 should rise again, so it’s always better to ride out the storm and make your decisions to buy, sell, or hold once calm is restored.I don’t think HSBC is a good buy just now, but equally, if you’re a shareholder in HSBC, I don’t think you should sell. Its 8% dividend yield should lessen the blow, and when the market recovers, you’ll be glad you did. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FTSE 100 in freefall! Is the HSBC share price a good buy? 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. Image source: Getty Images. The FTSE 100 is sliding further today, past Brexit lows into unchartered territory. This is a scary time for shareholders and with the British government pledging £30bn to assist the UK’s economy during the coronavirus outbreak, the spotlight is on banks.The global economy has never been so highly indebted, neither have businesses nor individuals, and this chain of debt increases uncertainty and panic.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…During his yearly interview to discuss Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report, billionaire investor Warren Buffett reminded shareholders not to panic. He reiterated that being greedy when others are fearful is a great way to cement long-term wealth generation.I think panic is an emotional response that doesn’t serve anyone well. A key principle of investing is to never let emotion guide your investing decisions. We’d all do well to heed Buffett’s advice.Asian market exposureInvestment banking company HSBC Holdings (LSE:HSBA) operates across 65 countries and has a large Asian presence.Like so many global banks, HSBC is highly geared and has been on a cost-cutting path for some time. Last month the bank confirmed 27 branches will be closed in the UK and 35,000 jobs will be cut worldwide.Its annual report stated profits fell almost 33% to £10.2bn, in response to the economic climate and major restructuring costs. Two areas presenting insufficient returns are the US and Europe. So, it plans reduced investment banking exposure in these areas. City analysts recently downgraded the FTSE 100 bank as its streamlining costs escalate.Sky-high remuneration for bankers has been a bone of contention since the 2008 financial crisis. Almost 420 HSBC executives in Europe received million-euro pay packets in 2019. 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Episcopal Compliments embraces spirit of appreciation during Advent

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Sharon SheridanPosted Dec 12, 2012 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal News Service] This definitely belongs on Santa’s “nice” list.On the evening of Dec. 4, a certain anonymous Episcopalian in a certain undisclosed diocese in the continental United States was surfing on her iPhone while watching the movie “Bridesmaids” on television when she saw a Facebook friend had “liked” a compliments page at his college. Curious, she clicked through to the site.“What I found was just anonymous compliments by students at his college. And they were so earnest and heartfelt and genuinely kind,” she said. “I thought, ‘Gosh, if college students can do this, maybe Advent’s a good time for [members of] the Episcopal Church to take some time and have an opportunity to be kind to one another.”And lo, the Episcopal Compliments Facebook page was born.The page was quiet for the first day and a half. “I came back from a meeting at noon Thursday, and suddenly things were happening,” recounted Ms. Episcopal Compliments, “EC” for short. By Dec. 10, 130 people had “liked” the page – only 12 of them Facebook “friends” of EC – and the page had reached more than 3,400 people.“I think it’s remarkable,” she said. The fact that so many people had interacted with the page without becoming “friends” of it “really speaks to the whole quality of the Web in that one connection leads to many other connections.”For the most part, posters aren’t highlighting the Episcopal Church’s most visible leaders. “There are youth leaders and deacons and altar guild ladies and Sunday school teachers getting the compliments,” EC said. “It feels like it’s really grassroots.”And the comments come from across the country – Virginia, Indiana, New York, Texas, Michigan.A Dec. 7 compliment acknowledges Peter, a third-grader from Saint James Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who “sold hot chocolate at a roadside stand and raised $650 to buy food for a homeless shelter.”Another poster offered “thanks and blessings for the terrific job and devotion that the ‘coffee hour’ folks do for our Grace Church [in] Chanute, Kansas.”On Dec. 9, EC was delighted to discover two people from the same congregation complimenting each other about something that occurred in their South Dakota church that day. “One is complimenting a deacon who had children up at the altar. And then that deacon … is complimenting the people in the congregation and the kids with being willing to go with a sort of ad-hoc situation.”“That makes me happy,” EC said. “These are just simple people just doing the normal work of the church. It’s people who are volunteering, it’s people who have made a difference in individuals’ lives … That’s where the grace and the life of the church is. It’s right at the local level. And so, even though I don’t even know any of these people, I take great delight in hearing just a sentence or two about their ministry.”EC has kept her identity hidden because she believes that helps maintain the page’s grassroots nature, she said. “Obviously I don’t believe in anonymity when it comes to criticizing.”But in this case, it’s a plus that an anonymous person, not an official Episcopal Church entity, is sponsoring the page, she said. “It’s just one Episcopalian who said, ‘Hey, this is a good idea.’ What it means is that people can own it for themselves. It’s not tied to any official view of evangelism or anything. There’s nothing behind it, other than providing a channel.”Anonymity seems to serve the complimenters well, also. EC moderates the submissions, but “I haven’t seen anything … that would cause me to question the sincerity of someone. I think it’s a genuinely thoughtful group of people out there.”Several years ago, she recalled, she adopted as her Lenten discipline sending an e-mail or handwritten note to someone about something she appreciated each day. The positive responses she received even six or eight months later were “amazing,” she said.“I thought, my goodness if I could keep this up all the time! I wish I could. I wish we all could take the time to do that. … There’s a little bit of that to Episcopal Compliments, just taking the moment when you think a nice thing or you want to compliment somebody on something they do well or something you’ve observed them do that you’ve found to be kind, to just try to take a moment and let them know.”From now until Christmas, Episcopalians are invited to send compliments for anonymous posting to the page via Facebook message or by e-mailing [email protected] They also can follow the flow of kind words on Twitter @episcompliments.“I think as of Dec. 25 we’ll put it away until next year,” EC said. “I’m not going to shut the page down, but I’m going to kind of go underground until maybe next Advent. I can’t do this all the time; I have a full-time job. I’m happy to resurrect it next Advent if that’s what people want.“I see myself as being the cutting and pasting fingers of Jesus here. We’re sent out to be his hands and feet. This is just a little way that I can be the fingers.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advent center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Bryan Habana cited for alleged kick on Vincent Clerc

first_imgMonday Nov 16, 2009 Bryan Habana cited for alleged kick on Vincent Clerc Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been cited for an alleged kick on Vincent Clerc during the Test between France and South Africa in Toulouse on Friday night. The French achieved a famous 20-13 win in the South of France, but once again there’s been another citing after a weekend of international rugby. Habana is accused of kicking out at Clerc, who was lying on the floor at the time. The case will be heard by the International Rugby Boards disciplinary committee on Wednesday. According to citing commissioner for the match, Scott Nowland from Australia, Habana contravened Law 10.4 (c), which covers kicking an opponent. With the clamp down on foul playing currently taking place, Habana may find himself banned for a lengthy period if deemed to be guilty. The recommended entry level for kicking an opponent is four weeks. That would mean he’d miss out on the upcoming Test against Italy, as well as the clash with Ireland the following week. It will be interesting to see what the outcome of the decision is, considering that it wasn’t as clear cut as one might think. One could say that judging by Habana’s reaction, Damien Traille may well have pulled the wingers leg towards him, either intentionally or when trying to pull himself up.———————————–17/11/09 UPDATE:Bryan Habana has been cleared of foul play and is free to play against Italy this weekend.The IRB’s judicial officer for the match, Lorne Crerar, considered a series of video clips as well as the player’s explanation and was unable to determine, upon the balance of probabilities, that Habana had deliberately kicked Clerc.A statement issued by the Six Nations disciplinary committee, which oversees the European November internationals, said that a “detailed examination of the video clips shows the upward body movement of France number 15 (Damien Traille) while gripping the lower leg of Bryan Habana, pulling Habana’s leg towards him and the prostrate player (Clerc)”.Time: 01:14 ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

Fans have their early favourites for fascinating North vs South clash

first_imgTuesday Aug 18, 2020 Fans have their early favourites for fascinating North vs South clash The announcement of the North and South squads for the upcoming all-New Zealand contest has left supporters across the country giving their predictions of how the match will pan out. ADVERTISEMENTThis is a match that will be for all intents and purposes a Test match, as few, if any, countries could rival the strength in depth across New Zealand. This will also be a major influence in who will start for the All Blacks when international rugby returns. The selection process has raised a few eyebrows amongst fans, with players being selected on where they first played representative rugby. For instance, this sees Aaron Smith, who recently played his 150th game for the Highlanders, being selected for the North having started his career with Manawatu.No matter what the criteria were, there was always going to be controversy. If the selection was based on where the players were born, there would have also been complaints that a player, such as Damian McKenzie, has spent the entirety of his career in the North Island despite being born in the South. 🗣️ Hear from the skippers Sam Whitelock & Patrick Tuipulotu following the announcement of the #NorthvSouth squadsFULL SQUAD DETAILS 👉🏽— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) August 18, 2020Although there are plenty that are backing each side, it is actually the presence of Smith that is helping make the North favourites in many people’s eyes. The scrum-half has just come off an excellent Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, and his potential partnership with Beauden Barrett, as opposed to Richie Mo’unga for the South, could be definitive in deciding the result. With TJ Perenara in the squad as well, it appears the North will have the All Blacks’ favoured No.9 combination. ADVERTISEMENTSmith joins Sevu Reece as some of the high profile names who play for South Island sides to represent the North, while the Hurricanes’ Jordie Barrett will go the other way. Elsewhere, the North’s back-row is another area that is receiving a lot of attention, in spite of All Blacks captain Sam Canes’ absence. The partnership between Ardie Savea and the in-form Lachlan Boshier on the flanks is intriguing to many, and could be complemented by Hoskins Sotutu at No8. The South is of course well represented by the Crusaders, which is a recipe for success given their grip hold of domestic rugby in New Zealand, and will be spearheaded by Mo’unga. A smattering of Highlanders stars in this team means they will be a well oiled side. Despite that, the North still seems to be the fans’ choice at this point. I am going with the North in this one. Solid pack, All Black Srumhalves and a very powerful back line.— Mr. Wanyaga (@wanyagamoses) August 18, 2020The North have a stack of loosies and the South have only 1 number 8. The North should take it but it’s going to be interesting 🔥🔥🔥— Maorio 🖤 (@Doc_Torio) August 18, 2020That north island loose trio looking super fast and deadly😳😳😳— hoppa🇳🇿🇼🇸 (@faalili90) August 18, 2020Lawd! The North will take this clash.Haven’t seen a younger and progressive loose-forward combination.Papalii, Boshier, Ione and Sotutu will turnover balls for days. And that will be the difference in a tightly contested game.— Cecil (@MrCeco) August 18, 2020I feel the big difference is the coaches. Both of the South coaches have never been the head coach of any major side here in New Zealand. Like fozzie like sons— Peter Hatherley (@PeterHatherley) August 18, 2020The North and South squads (and the player’s first province played for):NORTH SQUADHookers: Asafo Aumua (Wellington), Ash Dixon (Hawke’s Bay) and Kurt Eklund (Auckland).ADVERTISEMENTProps: Alex Fidow (Wellington), Ayden Johnstone (Waikato), Angus Ta’avao (Auckland), Karl Tu’inukuafe (North Harbour) and Ofa Tuungafasi (Auckland).Locks: Scott Scrafton (Auckland), Patrick Tuipulotu (Auckland and captain) and Tupou Vaa’i (Taranaki).Loose forwards: Lachlan Boshier (Taranaki), Akira Ioane (Auckland), Dalton Papalii (Auckland), Ardie Savea (Wellington) and Hoskins Sotutu (Auckland).Halfbacks: TJ Perenara (Wellington), Aaron Smith (Manawatu) and Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (Taranaki).First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett (Taranaki).Midfielders: Rieko Ioane (Auckland), Anton Lienert-Brown (Waikato) and Peter Umaga-Jensen (Wellington).Outside backs: Caleb Clarke (Auckland), Mitchell Hunt (Auckland), Damian McKenzie (Waikato), Sevu Reece (Waikato) and Mark Telea (North Harbour).SOUTH SQUADHookers: Liam Coltman (Otago), Andrew Makalio (Tasman) and Codie Taylor (Canterbury).Props: George Bower (Otago), Alex Hodgman (Canterbury), Nepo Laulala (Canterbury), Tyrel Lomax (Tasman) and Joe Moody (Canterbury).Locks: Mitchell Dunshea (Canterbury), Manaaki Selby-Rickit (Southland) and Samuel Whitelock (Canterbury and captain).Loose forwards: Tom Christie (Canterbury), Shannon Frizell (Tasman), Dillon Hunt (Otago), Reed Prinsep (Canterbury) and Tom Sanders (Canterbury).Halfbacks: Finlay Christie (Tasman), Mitchell Drummond (Canterbury) and Brad Weber (Otago).First five-eighths: Josh Ioane (Otago) and Richie Mo’unga (Canterbury).Midfielders: Braydon Ennor (Canterbury), Leicester Faingaanuku (Tasman), Jack Goodhue (Canterbury) and Sio Tomkinson (Otago)Outside backs: Jordie Barrett (Canterbury), George Bridge (Canterbury) and Will Jordan (Tasman).#WHOYOUWITH?🎥: @skysportnz— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) August 7, 2020 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… 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 ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ 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. 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Ukraine’s coup regime ups threats as protests expand

first_imgMass protest in Kharkov demands release of imprisoned anti-fascists, April 13.Photo: BorotbaApril 14 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup using fascist groupings against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is attempting to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities.But instead of intimidating the anti-fascist resistance, this attack has spread the fightback.In cities throughout the Donbas mining region of eastern Ukraine — including Slavyansk, Gorlovk and Mariopul — anti-junta protesters have seized government buildings and begun setting up popular councils and militias loyal to the independent People’s Republic of Donetsk that was called for on April 7 in the regional capital.In the capitals of neighboring Kharkov and Lugansk provinces, foes of the coup have also fought running battles for control of government buildings. In all three regions, anti-fascists have called for a May 11 referendum on autonomy or independence from the U.S.-backed regime in Kiev.Even in the western city of Lviv, near the Polish border, activists briefly seized the local prosecutor’s office.Every day, the coup government, whose police and military forces are directed by leaders of neo-Nazi and far-right political parties like Svoboda and Fatherland, issues new ultimatums and ups the threats against the southeastern resistance. And every day, it demonstrates just how much it is in disarray.Disarray, threats in KievArsen Avakov, the junta’s interior minister, arrived in the southeast on April 9 and delivered a 48-hour deadline to protesters in Donetsk to surrender or face military attack.Avakov was tasked with bringing the various neo-Nazi groups under the regime’s discipline. To this end, he created a “National Guard” composed of members of the Right Sector, the Maidan Self Defense Forces and other racist gangs based in western Ukraine.Intelligence gathered by the anti-fascists in Donetsk indicated that Avakov assembled three roughly equal heavily armed groups to attack them: special police and military forces, fascists from the National Guard and foreign mercenaries supplied by the U.S.-based company Greystone Ltd. (Interview with local militia leader by RIA Novosti, April 10)The people of Donetsk mobilized in preparation for the expected attack. Workers, youths and retirees built barricades around the People’s Council building, trained in self-defense, gathered food and medical supplies, and kept sharp watch on the movements of military forces around the city.But the deadline passed. No attack came. Why?The Ukrainian police and military forces, fearful of the consequences and faced with resistance within their own ranks, refused to attack.This wasn’t supposed to happen. The junta in Kiev had spent a week replacing local police and military commanders with loyalists from western Ukraine. Avakov had sent squads of neo-Nazis to infiltrate the southeastern cities and mount all kinds of provocations.The military debacle in Donetsk threw the regime further into disarray — and exposed its nationalist rhetoric as a farce. The government headed by interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and acting President Aleksandr Turchinov could not rely on the military and police, the usual props of the capitalist state.It could only rely on the fascist gangs and imperialism.As if to confirm this, Turchinov fired Vitaly Tsygankov on April 14, just a week after he was appointed to head the “Anti-Terrorism Center.”Meanwhile, Avakov called for recruiting 12,000 fighters to a newly created “Special Operations Corps” to suppress the southeastern rebellion.Yatsenyuk and Turchinov have given lip service to the idea of a referendum in the southeast — but only if the anti-fascists surrender — and in conjunction with bogus presidential elections called for May 25.Resistance organizations like the leftist Union Borotba (Struggle) counter that there can be no legitimate elections without a referendum on autonomy first.Shootings, war dangerWhile Donetsk has received a brief breathing spell, the danger from the fascist junta and its Western backers hasn’t lessened.State security and military forces that remain loyal to Kiev have received authorization to kill anti-fascists — labelled “separatists, terrorists and Russian agents” — anywhere and anytime.First blood from that order was spilled April 13 in Slavyansk, when at least two people were killed and two injured by gunfire after the “Anti-Terrorist Unit” opened fire on protesters.The U.S. and its allies in Europe, meanwhile, continue to escalate their hawkish rhetoric aimed at Russia, threatening new sanctions and denouncing the protests in southeastern Ukraine as a Russian plot — ironic since Washington played a key role in bringing the Kiev junta to power.The U.S. Navy destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook arrived near Russian waters in the Black Sea on April 10. It will join other U.S., Bulgarian and Romanian warships in provocative war games.U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of NATO forces in Europe, told the Associated Press on April 10 that U.S. troops could soon be deployed in the region. NATO has scheduled an emergency meeting on Ukraine for mid-April.All of these forces are now deployed against the popular resistance in the largely Russian-speaking southeast, where the anti-fascist and working-class traditions of Soviet times still run deep among workers of all national backgrounds.In Kharkov, where the resistance is led by Borotba and the Popular Unity coalition, some 70 activists were arrested and jailed after seizing the Regional State Administration building and declaring a People’s Republic on April 7.The activists were each sentenced to two months imprisonment or fines of 180,000 hryvnia — about $14,000. Simultaneously, a ban on mass protests was announced.But hundreds continue to protest daily in Kharkov, demanding freedom for the political prisoners. On April 12, in defiance of the junta, more than 1,000 rallied at the Lenin statue in Freedom Square, and afterwards marchers took over the city council building.“Despite the repression the resistance does not subside,” declared Borotba coordinator Sergei Kirichuk. “The people are going to continue to fight.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick jockey JT McNamara dies at 41

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp TAGSjockeyJT McNamaralimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter NewsLimerick jockey JT McNamara dies at 41By Staff Reporter – July 26, 2016 700 Limerick jockey JT McNamara died this TuesdayLIMERICK jockey and one of the county’s finest exports to the world of horse racing, John Thomas McNamara, has died at his home aged 41.As the news broke this Tuesday morning, the world of horse racing, sport and the wider Limerick community were devastated to learn of the passing of one of the finest amateur jockeys to grace the national hunt circuit.John Thomas McNamara fractured two vertebrae in his neck after he was thrown from his mount, Galaxy Rock during the 2013 Cheltenham festival.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fall paralysed the Limerick man from the neck down and wheelchair bound for 15 months.John Thomas is survived by his wife Caroline, his two sons Dylan, Harry and his daughter Olivia.It is understood that John Thomas suffered complications last Friday night and was later transferred to University Hospital Limerick.He was later discharged and returned home to his familyJohn Thomas or JT as he was more commonly known, died at home surrounded by his family this Tuesday.With more than 600 race wins under his belt, JT was one of the finest amateur jockeys to emerge in the modern era.During the 2012 Cheltenham festival, JT partnered Teaforthree to secure a famous win in the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase.In 2002 he rode Rith Dubh to victory in the same race and in 2005 he landed the Glenfarclas Cross County Handicap Chase with Spot Thedifference and in in 2007 he rode Drombeag to first past the post in the Foxhunter Chase.The remains of JT will repose at his home on Thursday from 2pm to 8.30pm followed by removal to St Michael’s Church, Manister.Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am with burial afterwards in local cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.center_img Previous articleLimerick woman rescued from River Shannon following emergency operationNext articleGAA – Limerick Club Hurling fixtures confirmed Staff Reporter Linkedin Facebook Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

South American-Antarctic plate motion over the past 50 Myr, and the evolution of the South American-Antarctic ridge

first_imgMagnetic and bathymetric data from the South American-Antarctic plate boundary east of the South Sandwich trench have been interpreted to produce ocean floor ages, spreading rates and directions. SAM-ANT motion over the past 50 Myr has been slow (10–15 mm yr‒1 half rates). About 20 Ma the spreading direction changed from 120°-300° to the present E-W. These results have been combined with similar data from the South Atlantic and Southwest Indian Oceans to calculate six poles and rates of SAM-ANT motion covering the past 50 Myr. The change at 20 Ma appears to have originated the long-offset Bullard and South Sandwich fracture zones. The change may have been facilitated, or even triggered, by ridge crest-trench collision along the South Scotia Ridge, east of the South Orkney Islands. This event however, could not alone have caused a stable change. It is concluded that the global balance of forces may for long periods be imperfectly reflected in plate motions, because of the constraining effects of long fracture zone offsets on the directions of plate motion, and that the ‘causes’ of abrupt changes in direction may precede them by several million years.last_img read more

Adjunct- English

first_imgDescription/Job SummaryMust possess a broad understanding of developmental education,student success and learning strategiesExperience facilitating instruction with technology (Canvas andother tools);Patience and excellent communication skillsTeaching subject matter to first time in college studentsDeliver master curriculum (basic syllabus will be provided) andguide instruction in an engaging and intentional mannerAssess student engagement/understanding during each classsessionCollect and grade assignments; provide timely, thoughtful andconstructive feedback to studentsWork closely with Mayor’s Scholars Program staff to identifypotential academic and non-academic barriers to learningRequired QualificationsA Master of Arts degree in English, Literature, Composition, orRhetoricOne (1) year of teaching experiencePreferred QualificationsFacilitating instruction in an urban settinglast_img read more

USI To Honor Military Veterans With Series Of Events

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana’s Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center will honor veterans with a series of events January 22-29.A nationally touring photo-display honoring Indiana military who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone since September 11, 2001 is coming to Evansville.The University will host the “Remembering Our Fallen” war memorial from January 22-29 in the Screaming Eagles Arena, first floor concourse. The memorial will be open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until January 29th when the exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in order to move to the next site.“Remembering Our Fallen” (Indiana) visits the hometowns of the Fallen as well as other communities around the state.A public opening ceremony open will be held at 10 a.m. on January 24th at the Screaming Eagles Arena and will include the dedication of the POW/MIA Chair of Honor memorial which will remain a permanent fixture for all to view year round.“We are very honored to host the newest memorial to our veterans and to dedicate a memorial that will stand as a reminder that there are still service members who have yet to return home,” said Joel Matherly, assistant director of the USI’s Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center.“Remembering Our Fallen” was established in November 2010. It was built to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to provide comfort to friends and family of the fallen and to remind others of the tremendous cost paid by some.In addition to the memorial, USI will host its seventh annual Hoops for Troops Military Appreciation game Saturday, January 25 to honor members of the United States Armed Forces when the Screaming Eagles host Quincy University for a Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. Game time for the women’s game is 1 p.m., while the men’s contest is slated for 3:15 p.m.Veterans, military personnel and their guests will receive up to five free tickets per veteran to the games with their military identification or proof of service at the front of the Screaming Eagles Arena ticket window. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Post 324 and the USI Student Veteran Association.For more information on the memorial visit LinkEmailSharelast_img read more