John Dunne Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Britons put record £7bn into housing equity whatsapp Tags: NULL Monday 4 April 2011 6:45 am Share Show Comments ▼ Britons put a record £7bn of equity into their homes in the fourth quarter of the year as record-low interest rates encouraged homeowners to pay down debt, Bank of England data has shown.Between October and December Britons invested the equivalent of 2.7 per cent of post-tax income, and the highest figure in absolute terms since records began in 1970.This compares with £6.58bn in the third quarter and £6.272bn in the first.Britons have injected equity into their homes for the past three years, reversing the trend of home equity withdrawal to fund other spending that has dominated the previous decade.
Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Climate change march, New York City, September 2014.WW photo: Brenda RyanUntil his veto of the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 24, President Barack Obama had kept the entire world unsure of his position. The issue of the KXL pipeline — the 1,700-mile-long project to be owned by energy monopoly TransCanada — had been seen as his chance to take a principled stand against climate change.Yet, what is the real reason for Obama’s veto? What does such a pipeline mean for the future of our planet? And, what is the potential for the struggle against climate change?Why was Keystone XL important?The pitfalls of the KXL pipeline and the capitalists’ “Drill, baby, drill” drive will go down in history as threatening all life on earth for a quick buck. Energy, the world’s most valuable commodity and the cause of endless U.S. wars, is creating a political, economic and environmental crisis much deeper than one pipeline.The primary reason environmentalists and progressives have argued against the KXL pipeline is that it would daily carry an extra 800,000 gallons of the world’s dirtiest oil from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to Texas. The U.S. State Department admits that the production of this type of oil creates over 19 percent more greenhouse gases than regular oil.This difference was expected to equal the amount of pollution that would be emitted if 51 million new cars were put on the road. The dirtier tar sands oil would then be refined and create toxic fumes, causing more asthma, birth defects and cancer in places like Houston, where the pipeline would end. (350.org)The claimed selling point for the KXL was that it would supposedly create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Yet, in the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Project released in March 2013, the U.S. State Department estimated it would create just 35 permanent jobs.The same study found that it would create 3,900 construction jobs for the year it would take to build the pipeline. Meanwhile, thousands of agricultural workers, along with many others, would risk losing their jobs to a likely oil spill or leak. Thus, in the final calculation, this pipeline would likely destroy jobs, while furthering the climate change crisis.But the nightmare doesn’t stop there. The pipeline could also ship millions of gallons of natural gas from North Dakota’s Bakken shale fields. Natural gas produced by hydraulic fracturing, “fracking,” has boomed since 2000. Despite the lie that it is a “bridge” to more clean energy sources, the process of drilling, piping, compressing and burning natural gas as a whole is just as dirty and disastrous as coal, which is widely seen as the dirtiest energy. (“A Big Fracking Lie,” politico.com, Jan. 21, 2014)Apocalypse 2050Dr. James Hansen, formerly of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has become one of the pre-eminent climatologists-turned-activists leading the fight against KXL. He works with 350.org, which has organized worldwide demonstrations against it.Hansen has called the pipeline, “Game over for the climate,” based on intensive research on the level of carbon in the atmosphere. He states, “If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that carbon dioxide will need to be reduced from [current levels] to at most 350 parts per million (ppm).” (“The Science,” 350.org)Our atmosphere now contains about 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide, which is the highest level in millions of years. In the 1700s, when industrial capitalism was beginning, the level was about 275 ppm of carbon dioxide.In 2011, the Carbon Tracker Initiative estimated the combined known deposits of oil, gas and coal in the world to be 2,795 gigatons of carbon. Yet, according to Naomi Klein’s book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” no more than 565 gigatons of these reserves can be burned between 2011 and 2049 if carbon dioxide is to be brought below 350 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere by 2050. This leaves the other 80 percent of oil, gas and coal unused.To the capitalists, this means upwards of $27 trillion in lost revenue.President Obama, like all politicians in the two big capitalist parties, is beholden to the billionaires who own energy companies. So why did he veto the KXL pipeline? His energy policy has hardly been environmentally friendly.Part of the answer may come from the glut in the global production of energy; this has caused prices to drop.Another aspect which the president and the big polluters are aware of is the global movement against climate change. Over the past four years, farmers, ranchers, Indigenous nations and many other activists have engaged in militant resistance to the KXL pipeline. Direct actions have had a major impact, including in 2011, when more than 1,200 people were arrested at the White House demanding President Obama exercise the veto.Indeed, the climate movement is massive and global. In September 2014, close to half a million people marched in New York City in the People’s Climate March. The next day, thousands of activists “flooded Wall Street,” demanding the banks pay for the climate crisis they have caused. The demand, “System change, not climate change,” has been gaining traction, from New York City to La Paz, Bolivia.Need socialist revolutionfor humanity’s futureThe crisis of climate change presents a threat to humanity’s very existence. Climate change is impacting oppressed countries in the global South much more than in the imperialist centers.The movement cannot stop with the small victory on the KXL pipeline. The potential of human beings as stewards — and not destroyers — of the earth must be harnessed. The only way to do this is to abolish the profit motive, to put the energy sector, the world’s most critical commodity, into the hands of the people. There must be workers’ control of the banks, industries and every major aspect of society to fight against the looming climate disaster — and to provide economic and social justice to the victims of capitalist climate change.A revolutionary response would be to transform energy use away from oil, coal, natural gas and unsafe nuclear power as quickly as possible. None of these forms of energy has much of a future on this planet if humanity is to survive. Yet, can anyone imagine waiting for the market, controlled by monopolies, to transform away from oil? Not when they have $27 trillion to gain.This is why revolution is mandatory. The people must have control in order to explore our options as rapidly as possible, especially with renewable forms of energy. A revolutionary perspective on climate change also raises the need for global reparations for oppressed countries whose economies have been decimated by imperialist development and its by-product, global climate change.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Late Frost, Heavy Rain Causing Replanting in Some Areas Previous articlePlenty of Planting Progress Before Rain FellNext articleDOJ Provides Guidance for U.S. Pork Industry Response to COVID Crisis Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – May 18, 2020 Facebook Twitter Late Frost, Heavy Rain Causing Replanting in Some AreasTwo weeks ago it was a late season frost, this past weekend it was heavy rains that hit newly planted fields hard.As a result, replanting will be taking place on some farms. Following the late spring frost, growers were anxious to check the damage done and make the decision if they needed to replant.Pioneer agronomist Brian Early said, however, in NW Indiana damage assessment has been delayed by cool and cloudy weather, “The damage assessment just really began in the last few days. We did not have enough heat to generate enough growth to tell what plants were dead and what ones would recover.”Early feels most of the corn and soybeans will recover from the frost but that the 4 inches of rain that fell in some parts of his area over the weekend actually caused more damage than the freeze.He stated, “There will likely be more replanting to do ponding and flooding than temperature.” He added, while planting progress in his areas has been good very little will take place this week, “Saturday will be the first day we will likely be back in the field.”As for that replant decision, Early has a few suggestions, “I am not a fan of tearing up a whole stand. Especially in soybeans, if you have a stand count of around 70,000, just go in with a corn planter an plant an additional 60,000.”Planting in NW Indiana is close to 80% complete, according to Early. Statewide, corn planting is at 72% with soybean planting at 56%. Corn emergence stands at 31% with soybeans at 18%. Nationally, 80% of the corn has been planted as well as 53% of the soybeans. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Late Frost, Heavy Rain Causing Replanting in Some Areas
Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF_en September 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New ban on Al-Jazeera criticised News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation News Reporters Without Borders today expressed “great concern” at Iraq’s indefinite extension on 4 September of its month-long ban on the regional TV station Al-Jazeera from operating in the country. The Iraqi National Security Committee had previously ordered the station’s offices closed for 30 days on 7 August. It said the 4 September decision by the interim government “contradicts previous statements of good intent and confirms the trend toward rebuilding the country at the expense of democracy and press freedom.” The move was “particularly unfortunate” because the station had given substantial support to efforts to free kidnapped French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot and their driver and guide Mohammed al-Joundi.Al-Jazeera spokesman Jihad Ballout said a large number of police had without warning taken over the station’s Baghdad offices on 4 September, sealed them off and posted a guard of 14 men outside.Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi’s office said that since the station had not replied to the charges that it had incited people to violence, the ban on it broadcasting from inside the country was being extended.The Qatar-based station denied the same day that it had incited violence and condemned the extension, by re-emphasising « its commitment to continue to cover Iraq in accordance with its editorial policy and professional values enshrined in its Code of Ethics. » December 16, 2020 Find out more to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Iraq
News UpdatesIndian Man Incorrectly Buried As Per Muslim Rites In Saudi: Delhi High Court Directs Senior MEA Official To Appear Before Court Shreya Agarwal16 March 2021 12:07 AMShare This – xIn what the bench of Justice Prathiba Singh of the Delhi High Court termed as an “unfortunate incident”, the Court today directed the Deputy Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to appear online before it in a case where an Indian man upon his death was incorrectly buried as per Muslim rites in Saudi Arabia.The wife of the deceased man has moved the Delhi High Court seeking…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn what the bench of Justice Prathiba Singh of the Delhi High Court termed as an “unfortunate incident”, the Court today directed the Deputy Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to appear online before it in a case where an Indian man upon his death was incorrectly buried as per Muslim rites in Saudi Arabia.The wife of the deceased man has moved the Delhi High Court seeking for directions to the MEA to exhume and transport the man’s mortal remains to India for conducting of rites in accordance with deceased person’s religion.The man, who was identified as one Sanjeev Kumar, was an Indian migrant and Indian passport holder and passed away on January 24 in Saudi Arabia due to a cardiac arrest. The demise of the deceased was certified by the hospital concerned, however the official translator of the Indian Consulate incorrectly translated the said death certificate reflecting the man as a Muslim.Rapping the Ministry of External Affair’s counsel, Standing Counsel Ripudaman Bhardwaj, who sought 10 days’ time to reply in the matter with a status report and details of steps taken towards the wife’s prayer, the Court asked, “Have you seen the nature of the matter?”The original death certificate was issued in Arabic by the Saudi hospital.The court enquired of the MEA counsel, “As of today you don’t know if body can be brought back?” The counsel replied stating, “We have to pursue and do a long exercise.”The court therefore decided that a senior official of MEA would be required to join the court with a status report and all steps taken towards the petitioner’s prayer. Justice Singh further refused to give the MEA 10 days’ time in this regard, and has posted the matter for further hearing day after tomorrowSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Previous articleDerry man admits sexually assaulting nurse in Altnagelvin HospitalNext articleJohn Kavanagh joins Harps to end of season News Highland Facebook By News Highland – July 27, 2018 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp The future of St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar will be the focus of a meeting to take place in September involving local campaigners, the Health Minister and senior department personnel, local oireachtas members and HSE officials.It follows confirmation in the Dail earlier this week that the HSE is seeking to retain long term facilities at St Joseph’s and the Ramelton Communoty Nursing Unit, while developing a new facility in Lifford.Campaigner Fr John Joe Duffy says there are still no concrete plans or funding commitments, but on today’s Nine til Noon Show, he described this as a second beginning……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/JJtraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty “Second beginning” for St Josephs, but funding commitments must follow – Fr. Duffy News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+
Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Man stabbed during break in at Letterkenny apartment WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleFears growing that someone will be killed on Lenamore roadNext articleMain evening news, sport and obituaries Thursday February 8th News Highland Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating after a man was stabbed overnight. The incident happened at approximately 11pm at an apartment at Fortwell Court, located near Lower Main Street.A man in his late 50s received a stab wound to the leg when a number of men broke into the apartment.The injured man was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with non life threatening injuries.The premises is sealed off and a forensic examination of the area is underway.Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda station on 074 916 7100 WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – February 8, 2018