first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. The average dividend yield for the FTSE 100 is now nudging 5%. That’s much higher than just a few weeks ago and is a result of the recent coronavirus-led market crash.It’s important to remember that not all high yields are equal. Some companies will pay a high yield because the shares are really in trouble and may well keep falling. This is likely the case at, say, Marks & Spencer. For other shares, though, a high yield is just good for investors.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…Making cash from a greying populationAsset manager and insurer Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) is one company in this latter group. It has for many years had a higher than average dividend yield – likely because it operates in very profitable, cash generative and growing sectors.The yield now is around 7% which is towards the top of the range it’s tended to be in during the last three or four years. It’s often fluctuating between around 5.5% to 7.5%, depending on the share price. A falling share price – due to fears around coronavirus – explains the recent spike in the yield.Focusing on asset management and providing retirement solutions including bulk annuities has seen the group perform well financially. Just this month it revealed full-year operating profit rose 12% year-on-year to £2.1bn. Growth was spread across all divisions which is good for investors.There’s growing demand for annuities and a huge potential market for Legal & General to grow into, so there’s plenty more money to be made both in the UK and in North America.With a price-to-earnings ratio now below nine I think shares in Legal & General are looking great value. There’s potential for share price growth alongside a very generous dividend. Sticking with investment bankingAnother financial company with an eye-watering yield is Barclays (LSE: BARC). The shares yield 6.5%. In recent years growth in the dividend has been strong and there’s potential for this to continue because dividend cover is comfortably above one.The shares at the moment trade on a forward P/E ratio of six. Any reading around or below 10 times is widely considered to be in ‘bargain basement’ territory. Showing the group is doing well financially, full-year results out last month beat market forecasts for profit, revenue, and return on tangible equity, a key measure of banking performance. Revenue at Barclays rose 2% to £21.6bn ($28bn) in 2019, slightly above market forecasts of £21.5bn. Pre-tax profit rose 9% to £6.2bn, against analyst expectations of £6bn.The bank continued to make headway with its investment banking activities – something CEO Jes Staley has been keen to keep despite activist investor pressure. Income at the investment and corporate banking division rose by 5% to £10.2bn and pre-tax profit rose 15% to £3.1bn during the last full year.Sure, Barclays’s shares could be held back by fears over coronavirus, the likely soon departure of the CEO, and possible further interest rate cuts, but the recent results show the bank is in great shape. Therefore, I think the shares look cheap right now. Andy Ross owns shares in Legal & General. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. 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first_img TAGSHurricane MatthewOrange County Public Schools Previous articleBurglary forces lockdown at two Apopka schoolsNext articleGarth Brooks concert rescheduled Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply I love John Anderson’s “Seminole Wind” BUT…….right now, can we just pass on the part, “blow blow Seminole wind, blow like you never gonna blow again.????????? Please……. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply 2 COMMENTS Mama Mia October 4, 2016 at 7:18 pm The Apopka Voice received two advisories from the Orange County Public Schools earlier today:Regarding Hurricane Matthew and any closure of Orange County Public Schools, when wind gusts are sustained at 35 mph, our buses cannot operate safely on the road, so that is one condition which would cause the closure of all schools in OCPS.Other reasons include, but are not limited to, the severity of the rain, the timing of the strongest impact of rain or winds, and the tornado warning potential.Michael Eugene, Chief Operations Officer, indicates we work in conjunction with the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL to obtain the scientific data needed to call for the cancellation of school, or the cancellation of afterschool activities.Please encourage your readers, viewers, or listeners to monitor the front page of the OCPS website for the latest information under School Alert.We will alert you as conditions change, or if an alert is required.The second advisory contained the text of a message that went to all parents. OCPS will have another update tomorrow.“Good afternoon Orange County Public Schools families. The district is closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew’s impact on our county in consultation with the National Weather Service and local emergency management offices. School and afterschool activities will go on as scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 5th. We will make a decision about school operations for Thursday by midday Wednesday. This will be communicated at your child’s school, by phone through a district ConnectORANGE message, on our website –, and our Facebook and Twitter feeds.”Keep checking with The Apopka Voice to stay informed. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Oh my gosh, the school kids must be jumping for joy knowing that the schools will close due to the hurricane! Will the football games still be a go on Friday, or will the storm still be here????? Mama Mia October 4, 2016 at 8:37 pm Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_imgMonday Mar 30, 2015 George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee Northampton Saints winger George North received another blow to the head that has resulted in concussion and more concern about his long term playing career. The incident happened as he scored in Saints’ 52-30 victory over Wasps on Friday. Last week that we highlighted the concern about repeated Leigh Halfpenny concussions, but this time it was Wales teammate North that was knocked out, albeit in entirely different circumstances.He finished down the wing after some excellent play from Samu Manoa, but in the process was struck in the head by Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes. It looked entirely accidental, but the referee felt it was clumsy and could have been avoided, so showed Hughes a red card.North was struck in the head twice in Wales’ recent Six Nations clash with England, causing a controversy over the way that was handled.On this occasion he was clearly in no state to continue, and left the field on a stretcher. He later tweeted that he was up and about, and according to coach Jim Mallinder, was at the club on Saturday to receive treatment and further monitoring.World Rugby (IRB) concussion advisor Professor Willie Stewart said that 22-year-old North needs to be given an extended period of rest to figure out if this is something that he has just not recovered from, or whether there are genuine issues. “I think he personally needs to say, ‘No, I’m not playing again this season’. If he does play again too soon it could be the end of his World Cup or even his career,” explained Stewart.“The people looking after him, including Northampton and the Welsh Rugby Union, should be recommending some time out and the experts he is seeing should recommend some time out. No-one should be talking about playing him next week. That’s just ridiculous.“I know at this time of year we’re getting into the thick of it for trophies and championships but it’s also getting into the sharp end for George’s brain. I would be surprised if he makes another appearance,” he added.As for the actual incident, Hughes seemed to ask the referee how he was expected to lift his leg up to avoid North in that situation. Saints coach Mallinder didn’t have too much sympathy though. “The opposition have got to then be very careful once the try is scored and it was reckless coming in with the knee. Some serious consequences happened because of it” he said.Wasps coach Dai Young, who had a miserable night at the office, said that the Hughes dismissal was harsh and that he certainly isn’t a malicious player.“I hope George is okay, Nathan has gone looking for him to make sure he is okay – he is not that type of person [who would injure someone deliberately].”View a highlights wrap from the match, which includes North’s first tryUPDATE 31/03/15: Hughes has been banned for three weeks. Disciplinary hearing details photo: tony marshall/getty images europeNathan Hughes (Wasps Rugby) appeared before an RFU Disciplinary panel this evening, charged with striking with the knee and/or shin, contrary to Law 10.4(a), during Northampton Saints v Wasps RFC on Friday March 27 in the Aviva Premiership.Hughes was found guilty of the charge and given a three-week ban*, starting today (March 31). He is free to play again on April 28.Commenting on the judgement, Sir James Dingemans said “This was a three week ban on the basis that no intention was found.“However, there was recklessness meaning that, notwithstanding the harm, it was a low entry point of four weeks with mitigation of one week to reflect his previous clean playing record.”The Panel comprised Sir James Dingemans (Chair), Aidan O’Brien and Martyn Wood.*To include three meaningful fixtures.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. 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first_imgArchDaily Builder: Products translation missing: Hoddle House / Freedman WhiteSave this projectSaveHoddle House / Freedman WhiteSave this picture!© Jeremy Wright+ 23 Share Hoddle House / Freedman White Architects: Freedman White Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH), Adbri Fedderson Pty Ltd CopyHouses•Elsternwick, Australia Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFreedman WhiteOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesElsternwickAustraliaPublished on May 18, 2016Cite: “Hoddle House / Freedman White” 18 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More 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 Photographs:  Jeremy Wright Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Australiacenter_img “COPY” 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Products used in this ProjectDoorsAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Timber Windows & Doors – GOODWOODBuilding Contract:ABIC Simple WorksBca Class:Class 1 buildingCost:$470,000Project Team:Ilana Freadman, Michael WhiteCity:ElsternwickCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Plan Save this picture!© Jeremy WrightText description provided by the architects. Hoddle House has been designed to nurture the changing needs of a young family over time, through the creation of generous spaces with a high degree of flexibility. The existing dwelling was a 1930s brick with a rear 1970s addition.Save this picture!DiagramThe client required additional space for their young children to explore; a rumpus room, living, kitchen and terrace. A primary deficiency in the existing condition was that the living/dining areas were buried within the rear addition, whilst the laundry occupied valuable garden space. Freadman White’s approach was to swap the laundry and living areas, providing a raking ceiling at the junction of old and new to reveal the extensive yard beyond.Save this picture!© Jeremy WrightThe rumpus room was envisaged as a space of indeterminate function. Connected to the new living area by a large slider, it could be a rumpus room, as required by the client, or it could be more – a reading room, large dining room, or sleep-out. The room is bereft of joinery, or other programming features; its only determining feature is its connection to the garden, deck and living room, making it a connective space, open to variability and change.Save this picture!© Jeremy WrightSave this picture!SectionThe new volumes adopt atypically thick walls and window reveals providing formal, shading, thermal and cost benefits; rather than demolish and re-build, much of the original extension is retained and concealed within these thick walls. To animate the building, sheer curtaining coupled with variegated window heights and depths blurs the static formalism. A common feature of the surrounding context is the hipped roof; in this addition, the exterior roof form is hidden from view. It is not until one experiences the interior that the angular forms of the hip roof type appear, in the form of soaring raked ceilings.Save this picture!© Jeremy WrightTo watch over the children from inside, the client required vistas across the yard. A deceptively simple and cost effective approach was taken by the landscaper to express the boundary, by specifying black paint to all palings. This ‘horizon line’ can be seen form several internal vantage points, extending the effective floor area right to the boundary.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessWinners of Wienerberger Brick Award AnnouncedMiscCall for Entries: Flexible Housing – SocietyIdeas Share Projects “COPY” Year: last_img read more

first_img Spence Construction Builder: Australia Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Less than five meters in radius, St Andrews Beach House is an object in the landscape. A Euclidean form set amongst the rough and sandy terrain it provides – in modest form – everything you would need and want in a beach shack.Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell The Basic Brief: Australians have some of the biggest houses in the world and holiday houses are increasingly becoming carbon copies of the suburban home.  The owner of St Andrews Beach House recognized this. He challenged us to design him a ‘bach’ – a New Zealand word used to describe a very modest, small and basic shack, or shed. Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell The Where: Located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach has no shopping strip and no restaurants. There’s a corner store, a brewery, and not much else. What it does offer is serenity and seclusion, a wildly beautiful coastline, and some of the most celebrated residential architecture in Australia. The owner was fortunate enough to own land abutting national parkland, close to the foreshore and directly within the sand dunes.Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell Circles and Roundabouts: St Andrews Beach House is a two-story circular holiday home that takes advantage of the remoteness of the site and expansive views, which extend in all directions. The house stands alone, in amongst wild bush, rugged sand dunes and scrub. The location is fragile and the house respectfully integrates into the environment. With no neighboring forms to respond to, the brief – to design a modest, two-bedroom beach house, was freely imagined. The shape of the house grew from a response to the views and the simplification of the interior spaces. At St Andrews Beach House there are no corridors. Corridors and circulation space are, in our view, a waste. A corridor free home lends itself to a circular design. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell To the Beach and Bach: Beach houses exist for simple relaxation, an escape from the city, for quietude and downtime with family and friends. It should provide contrast from day-to-day normality, be super low maintenance, relatively self-sustaining and basic, but not without simple creature comforts. Australians have some of the biggest houses in the world and, increasingly so, Australian holiday houses are becoming carbon copies of the suburban home. Simple shacks are replaced with oversized structures that are all too literally a-home-away-from-home. The owner of St Andrews Beach House recognized this. In his brief he would frequently use the term ‘bach’ –  a word used in New Zealand to describe the rough and ready beach shacks built mostly in the mid-century from found and recycled materials. Regardless of how much money you’ve made, you get yourself a bach, and that bach has to be the most basic, down-to-earth thing. The owner challenged us to design and build him a ‘bach’ in the dunes. Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell A Circle in the Sand: Less than five meters in radius, St Andrews Beach House is an object in the landscape. A Euclidean form set amongst the rough terrain. The plan of the house is generated using the rational and precise geometry, as the circle extrudes into a tube. The internal spaces are generated by a tightly controlled plan adhering to the rules of form, guiding and arranging segments that divide the space, with a spiral staircase as its central core, providing light and air but also snug spaces. The house displays an innovative use of timber, with chunky details and exposed portal frames. This is not a slick beach house, but a relaxed and informal escape, designed with materials that will patina and weather, like an old coastal wharf.Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell All Front: The house has multiple outlooks. Without a dominant orientation there is no need for a front, back and sides, St Andrew Beach House is all front. The ground floor comprises of kitchen, living, and dining, with a bathroom and a laundry. An open deck area, within the tube, unites the spaces when the bi-fold doors are opened. Most Australians want a deck or veranda, instead of adding something to the outside, like that of the classic old Australian home, at St Andrews Beach House the deck has been eroded out of the form itself, creating a two-story space that’s both outside and inside.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWherever I lay my head, that’s my bed: A central spiral staircase leads upstairs to the bathroom and bedroom zone. Unlike a traditional bedroom layout, the upstairs sleeping area is essentially one bunk room, separated by curtains. (space can also function as a second living or games room.) Rather than design, a series of sealed bedrooms, each with ensuite and walk-in-robe, the sleeping zone at St Andrews Beach House is informal, casual and relaxed, where floor space is the only limitation. And when that limitation is reached, guests are invited to pitch a tent on the soft sand outside and use the house as a central hub.Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell Atypical living: A single cylinder concrete water tank acts as a gateway marker to the beach house, from here onwards you leave cars, the road, your troubles and everything else behind. Though the building is precise, following the rigid geometry of a circle, staying here provides a complete escape from regular life. Not adhering to a typical layout allows you, if not forces you, to live differently. With a standard home arrangement (a long corridor, with rooms leading off etc.) everyone knows how to use the spaces, a circular home with strong open connections horizontally and diagonally throughout, serves to both engage and liberate.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSustainability: St Andrews Beach House stands at less than five meters in radius, creating a very small footprint amongst the dunes. Like all of Austin Maynard Architects buildings, sustainability is at the core of this project. The materials used are robust and designed to weather. Passive solar principals are maximized by the design. All windows are double-glazed. Solar panels with micro-inverters cover the roof providing electric hydronic- no fossil fuels, no gas. A large cylinder concrete water tank collects rainwater, captured and reused to flush toilets and water the garden.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe block had been previously cleared and connected to the road for services. Construction was difficult as shifting sands required deep footings. Landscaping and retaining the existing fauna was especially important to minimize sandblasting caused by wind.Project gallerySee allShow lessKiyakabin / Atelier RiriSelected ProjectsGR House / Paulo Martins Arq&DesignSelected Projects Share Efficient Energy Choices Manufacturers: Dulux, Enzie, Intergrain, Mutina, Vicbeam, Blackbutt, Shiplap, Thermotech, Thermotek Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 45Curated by Paula Pintos Share Energy Consultant: “COPY” Houses Architects: Austin Maynard Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily 2018 Photographs St. Andrews Beach House / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSt. Andrews Beach House / Austin Maynard Architects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects St. Andrews Beach House / Austin Maynard Architects Area:  139 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Australia CopyAbout this officeAustin Maynard ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustraliaPublished on February 04, 2019Cite: “St. Andrews Beach House / Austin Maynard Architects” 04 Feb 2019. 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first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kage publish 2005 salary survey results Salary Survey 2005.doc37 KB About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statistics The latest Kage Partnership Fundraising Salary Survey has been published with evidence that average salaries have increased in most job categories since last year, mainly reflecting cost of living rises rather than any major readjustments.more: Howard Lake | 28 January 2005 | News Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPoundworld raises £768,206 for Marie Curie in four years Value variety retailer Poundworld has now raised over £750,000 for Marie Curie over the past four years. The bulk of this is being raised from the sale of plastic bags and the carrier bag levy.The money has been raised through a number of different initiatives, including staff dressing up for Halloween and Christmas, sample sales at head office, customer donations via store collections, collection tins at all till points, and through the sale of daffodil pin badges as part of the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.The majority of the total comes from the sale of plastic bags and the UK’s carrier bag levy.  154 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Poundworld CEO Gerry Gray announces the total for Marie Curie.Gerry Gray is CEO at Poundworld, the Yorkshire-based business which has nearly 400 stores across the UK. He said:“To raise £750k for such a cause is a great achievement. As a result of customers purchasing a 5p carrier bag, or people donating their loose change whilst in store or at head office, we’re able to make a real tangible difference to the lives of those living with a terminal illness.”The total is enough to fund 40 Marie Curie Nurses for 12 months.center_img Tagged with: corporate plastic bag levy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 15 November 2016 | News Advertisement  153 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

first_imgHarriet TubmanUnder the theme “Picking up Harriet’s Rifle!” an amazing and inspiring intergenerational panel of Black female revolutionaries gathered in Philadelphia at the Rotunda on March 12 to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman. Before a packed room, five “old school” and five younger activists shared a dialog on the unique and important position of being a Black woman in today’s struggle.Organized by Patrice K. Armstead, from Building People’s Power, and Iresha Picot, with Books Through Bars and a MOVE 9 supporter, the panel of seasoned revolutionaries included Sacaree Rhodes, former organizer with the Wilmington 10 and founder of African Daughters of Fine Lineage; Theresa Shoats, daughter of political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoats and an organizer with the Human Rights Coalition for Prisoners; Dr. Regina Jennings, author and former soldier in the Black Panther Party; Basiymah Muhammad-Bey, with the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the International Black Cross Nurses; and Pam Africa, Minister of Confrontation for MOVE and chairwoman of  the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is affectionately known in the movement as “Mama Pam.”In addition to Armstead and Picot, younger women, who took turns introducing the seasoned activists, included Shesheena Bray, co-director of the Philadelphia chapter of Sankofa Community Empowerment and a member of the Askia (Sabur) Coalition Against Police Brutality; Natasha Butler, a member of the Uhuru Movement; and Lori Chambers, a young educator who helped start Finding Empowerment through Education.Rhodes began the dialog with an account of what it was like to grow up in North Carolina during the Civil Rights movement. She recounted the extreme racism and indignity her family endured under Jim Crow segregation and the murders and brutal assaults many African Americans experienced. After becoming active with the Wilmington 10 Freedom School, Rhodes was forced to flee to the North when death threats were made against her.Shoats described how the experience of having her political activist father imprisoned for life opened her eyes to “just how corrupt and unjust this criminal ‘justice’ system is.” Shoats described the impact of racism on subsequent generations in Black communities, which often leads to conflict between elders and youth. She spoke of the negative impact the economy is having on youth today, from the closure of 23 schools, mostly in Black neighborhoods, to the outpouring of mainly white youth during Occupy, who suddenly found themselves locked out of jobs. “We can’t keep letting this system go on — we have to take a stand,” she said.From her experience as a young revolutionary in the Black Panther Party in California and Philadelphia, to her tenure as the first Black professor at Franklin and Marshall College, Jennings stressed the importance for young activists today to know their history. “It has always bothered me that the Panthers weren’t honored. The memory of the Black Panther Party should be taught in schools. What we did as Marxists, socialists and African-centered activists was to take a stand. If the police were going to go into Black communities and shoot someone, they had to go through us and we shot back.”Jennings, who started the African-American Studies Department at her college, warned that similar programs are under attack at campuses all over the U.S., including at Temple University in Philadelphia.The importance of finding out what happened to your family during slavery and the Diaspora was a central theme of Muhammad-Bey’s remarks. “We need to know what happened to our families during slavery,” she said. Defending the right to bear arms, she added, “In tribute to our warrior-sister Harriet, I thought about coming with my shotgun tonight.”Muhammad-Bey later sang her version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” to cheers from the audience.Lori Chambers, noting that she was born in 1985 — the year of the city’s fire bombing of the MOVE house — introduced Sister Pam Africa. Africa explained that she wasn’t always a revolutionary. “Before 1977 my hair was blond, I didn’t know about the Black Panthers, and I didn’t believe there was such a thing as police brutality. … Harriet Tubman was known for bringing up people who were unaware that they were slaves, and MOVE was my Harriet Tubman. They opened my eyes.”Africa also stressed the importance of self-defense. “In 1977 MOVE took a stand, brandishing guns. Look at North Korea today — they are openly arming themselves against U.S. aggression. They aren’t giving up anything.”After their formal presentations, the panelists engaged in a lively discussion on many topics, including dealing with stress in their political activism and daily lives, and what it means to raise children in the midst of today’s struggle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img United StatesAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowers Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say On Tuesday, March 27, the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Terry Albury, a former FBI agent in Minnesota, under the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking classified information to a national news reporter, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Albury was charged with two counts related to the unauthorized disclosure and retention of national security information. While the federal search warrants didn’t identify the news outlet Albury was suspected of leaking to, the Star-Tribune linked Albury’s charges to a series published in The Intercept in 2017 regarding a set of secret FBI guidelines for assessing confidential informants. “The use of the Espionage Act to criminalize blowing the whistle as if it were tantamount to spying is very concerning,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “Leaks are the lifeblood of investigative journalism and the US government’s aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers for espionage has direct repercussions for press freedom.”Albury’s attorneys said in a March 28 statement that he accepts full responsibility for his actions, adding that “as the only African-American FBI field agent in Minnesota, Mr. Albury’s actions were driven by a conscientious commitment to long-term national security and addressing the well-documented systemic biases within the FBI.”This is not the first whistleblower to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act during President Trump’s tenure. In June 2017, the DOJ charged former NSA contractor Reality Winner for gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information, following the publication of a story in The Intercept that featured a leaked NSA document showing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Albury’s charges come less than a year after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his plans to crackdown on whistleblowers. At an August 2017 press conference, Sessions said the Justice Department more than tripled its number of leak prosecutions compared with the number of investigations that were open at the end of the previous administration. In the following months, Sessions repeatedly failed to guarantee protections for journalists safeguarding their sources and said he would use the Constitution to prioritize national security over journalist protections. News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned to learn that the United States Department of Justice has charged a former FBI agent for allegedly leaking classified information to a reporter. This is the second whistleblower charged under the Espionage Act since President Donald J. Trump took office. June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowers Organisation center_img to go further News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en News April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News March 30, 2018 – Updated on June 26, 2018 US – Justice Department prosecutes former FBI whistleblower under Espionage Actlast_img read more

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