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BSkyB profit up as customers hit 9.6m

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL BSkyB profit up as customers hit 9.6m Share BSkyB has posted strong first quarter profits after adding a better-than-expected 96,000 customers, due to strong demand for its broadband and telephone services.The strong operating performance, which took the total customer base to 9.96m, helped the firm to post revenues up 15 per cent to £1.5bn, in line with forecasts, and adjusted operating profit up 25 percent to £255m Analysts had been expecting adjusted operating profit of £235m, according to a Reuters poll.Churn, or the percentage of customers who left the service, was steady on last year at 11.2 per cent, while the average revenue generated per user was at a new record of £514. The amount paid by each customer was boosted by demand for additional products such as HD TV and broadband.“Operationally, we have made a very good start to the year with 96,000 net customer additions and record take-up of our additional subscription products,” chief executive Jeremy Darroch said.“This performance, combined with our continued emphasis on operational efficiency, is translating into strong financial results.”BSkyB is also engaged in a takeover process, after News Corp proposed to buy the 61 per cent of BSkyB it does not already own. It offered 700 pence per share but BSkyB’s independent directors have demanded an offer of over 800 pence.Manoj Ladwa of ETX Capital said: “BSkyB goes from strength to strength as it reported a solid set of first quarter numbers. The broadcaster is also reaping the benefits of a strategy shift as it increasingly cross-sells to its expanding customer base. Both are factors that are likely to see News Corp either raise its offer quite significantly or walk away.” Show Comments ▼center_img More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo whatsapp Friday 22 October 2010 3:24 am John Dunne last_img read more

National Microfinace Bank Plc ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lions squad analysis: Five talking points

first_imgUnclear on the opensideWith a squad demographic like this, everything points to a lock-six hybrid starting the Tests, which suddenly makes the openside flanker berth the battle to watch throughout the warm-up matches. A three-way race between Justin Tipuric, Tom Curry and Hamish Watson looms.Justin Tipuric and Tom Curry are in the mix for the Lions No 7 shirt (Visionhaus/Getty Images)Tipuric feels the most attacking option – with Gatland’s No 8 selections, the Lions could effectively step out onto the field for the first Test with four options at centre.Alternatively, if the coaches want a jackler, Curry is probably the selection, while his lineout ability means that he possibly has the best chance of shifting over to blindside if needed.However, if Gatland is looking for pure physicality – Watson has to be the bet. Running into the Edinburgh openside looks like accidentally getting trapped in an industrial car wash, where his victims emerge bruised, dazed and foaming at the mouth. According to Opta, his 92% tackle success rate places him second in world rugby. Lions squad analysis: Five talking pointsThe 2021 British & Irish Lions squad announcement did not lack for drama. With the task of choosing five talking points roughly akin to being the fact-checker for a Donald Trump speech, where to start?!Centres of national defenceBundee Aki, Chris Harris and Robbie Henshaw were the specialist centres named in the squad, with perhaps only Henshaw feeling assured of selection beforehand. Casualties included the subtler options of Jonathan Davies, Garry Ringrose and Henry Slade, with Manu Tuilagi probably an injury away.It seems that Warren Gatland is happy to look at Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly as midfield options, with both Saracens clearly benefiting from their versatility rather than Six Nations form.This is a departure from the Lions’ previous two tours to South Africa, which saw  Jeremy Guscott and Brian O’Driscoll as the Test centres – two options silkier than Persian pyjamas.However, you suspect that Gatland has been obsessively watching the 2019 World Cup final, still the last game South Africa played. The Springboks scored both tries by exploiting Lukhanyo Am’s channel with quick hands and skipping through the cover defence.To try to combat this, Gatland may not necessarily have picked the best centres in Britain and Ireland but he has picked the best defenders. With the clash of forwards expected to eat up defenders, Harris and Henshaw are able to cover a vast span of metreage on the edge – an absolute necessity with two Tests on the hard and hot turf of the Highveld.Round, not through These wide channels will be fascinating, with Gatland’s choice of No 8s also informed by this tactical battleground.While you might not look at his centres and think of raw incision, the 15m line is the seam where Taulupe Faletau, Sam Simmonds and Jack Conan really thrive. Think of the chosen three as third centres in attack, with the raw pace, size and offloading ability to challenge the athleticism of Am and Damian de Allende.They have not been picked to go toe-to-toe with Duane Vermeulen over the sponsor’s logo, in the manner that a Billy Vunipola or CJ Stander might have been expected to. That is a really difficult, painful and, quite frankly, barmy way to attack the Springboks.Instead of expecting to beat farm machinery in the contact area, a far easier way to make metres is to go round them, possibly even trying to create a mismatch with South Africa’s smaller wingers. Faletau, Simmonds and Conan will be asked to find weak outside shoulders, to ride tackles and flick passes back inside.This has worked for Gatland before – Faletau’s crucial score against New Zealand in 2017 is a perfect example. Just as Gatland has picked his best wide defenders at centre, he has picked his best wide attackers at No 8. Or Louis Rees-Zammit, the youngest Lion since 1959, and Duhan van der Merwe, returning to South Africa as a Lion less than a year after his international debut.There will be more fairytales to be written. Air-raid squadron in the back fiveWith at least four lock-six hybrids, Robin McBryde’s forward pack has more flexibility than a circus contortionist, which they’ll need to beat the Springbok locks in the lineout battle.Maro Itoje and Alun Wyn Jones are the presumptive Test starters at second row but for all of their angelic transcendence, neither runs their country’s lineout.Alun Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje compete at a lineout (AFP/Getty Images)But fear not – every other second-row/blindside option is a lineout nause, with Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne and Courtney Lawes all Thunderbirds in the air, and Jonny Hill the mastermind of the Exeter set-piece.With each No 8 also a willing jumper, this might have doomed Billy Vunipola’s case. In the trusty form of Jamie George and Ken Owens, Gatland has selected his steadiest set-piece hookers. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS No fairytale for Kyle SincklerThe biggest surprise of the Lions squad announcement came just after Jason Leonard read out the name of Sam Simmonds. This is no reflection on the Exeter man’s ability or inclusion but was because the next name on the list was not Kyle Sinckler.Sinckler was one of the breakout stars of the 2017 tour. At the time on the fringes of England’s squad, he beat out national team-mate Dan Cole for the replacement tighthead spot in the Tests, riding that wave of form to a starting berth in the World Cup final.Of course, that’s where the story ended, with Sinckler forced off in the first five minutes. However, with the possibility of a triumphant rematch against the Springboks looming, the fairytale seemed back on track, with the fanfare of a good old-fashioned battle against Tadhg Furlong for the Test tighthead shirt awaiting.Perhaps fairytales are special because they rarely happen. Or maybe they already exist in this Lions squad. Watch Rory Sutherland’s reaction to being selected after an adductor injury left him in a wheelchair and doubting his rugby future. Jacob Whitehead picks out the learnings from Warren Gatland’s 37-man touring party Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki combine to test England in the Six Nations (Sportsfile/Getty Images) last_img read more

Zimbabwe Anglicans threatened by chain-wielding thugs

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Africa, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] Reclaiming church properties has not been as easy as Anglicans in Zimbabwe had hoped with those trying to do so being refused entry and beaten with chains.Writing to supporters around the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Harare Bishop Chad Gandiya said that, despite a Supreme Court order recognizing the cathedral as belonging to the diocese, excommunicated bishop, Nolbert Kunonga, “did not leave willingly.”“Yesterday Kunonga was evicted from the diocesan offices and cathedral,” he wrote. “He refused to handover three diocesan cars in his possession. He came back later with thugs with chains who started chasing people beating some (some of the guards we had hired were beaten).“When our people reported it to the police they were shunted from one office to the other because the police said, “they were too junior to deal with the Anglican matter.” Eventually they were served and riot police were sent who arrested some of the thugs and we are grateful for that.“Kunonga himself threatened to shoot a journalist! The thugs were drinking the potent Mozambican beer called “Zed” in the cathedral cloisters.”Eventually, members of the Diocese of Harare, part of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, did take possession of the diocesan offices and the cathedral.The morning of Nov. 29, the police initially tried to prevent Gandiya and other Anglicans from holding a service in the cathedral, but they were eventually allowed in. Thanks to the use of social media, many people turned out to worship in the cathedral – the first service held there since Kunonga and his followers claimed the building for themselves.There are still concerns about evictions that were supposed to be carried out Nov. 29 that have been halted.“We don’t know by who and why,” Gandiya wrote. “These are sad developments when we were prepared to move on. Preparations for our Thanksgiving service on the 16th December are going on ahead as planned. It’s not over yet. Please continue to pray for us.”The Facebook page of the Diocese of Harare has been buzzing with comments and photos about congregations returning to their churches and some of the opposition faced by returning Anglicans. Comments (1) Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Jacob Stockdale picks up Player of the Championship after breakthrough campaign

first_imgFriday Mar 23, 2018 Jacob Stockdale picks up Player of the Championship after breakthrough campaign Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale has been named 2018 Natwest Player of the Championship following a record-breaking campaign that included seven tries and a Grand Slam. Stockdale secured the majority of fans’ votes.The Ulster star scored against England, Italy, Scotland and Wales during this year’s Championship, eclipsing the six tries set by Chris Ashton, Will Greenwood and Shane Williams.Playing in the Ulster Bank League with Ballynahinch RFC as recently as 2016, Stockdale’s progression has been incredible and his meteoric rise continues to gather pace with this prestigious accolade. The 21-year-old was a clear winner in the public vote, securing 32% of rugby fans’ votes.Ireland teammate Conor Murray was second with 18.2%, just edging Jonathan Sexton into third on 18%. Keith Earls garnered 14.5% of the votes, followed by Italy’s rising star, Matteo Minozzi, who earned 13.2%. France captain Guilhem Cuirado completed the line-up with 4.1%.VOTING PROCESSThe NatWest Player of the Championship shortlist was selected by a media panel of distinguished rugby writers and broadcasters from across the six nations.Each member of the panel submitted their top three nominations for the award, from which the six players with the most number of votes were identified for the shortlist. The panel were supplied with OPTA stats to assist their selections. The shortlist was open for public voting for two days.VOTING RESULTSPlayer                    Votes           PercentageJacob Stockdale        25,114           32%Conor Murray           14,278           18.2%Jonathan Sexton       14,163           18%Keith Earls               11,410           14.5%Matteo Minozzi         10,394           13.2%Guilhem Guirado        3,181            4.1%PREVIOUS WINNERS 2017 – Stuart Hogg (Scotland)2016 – Stuart Hogg (Scotland)2015 – Paul O’Connell (Ireland)2014 – Mike Brown (England)2013 – Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)2012 – Dan Lydiate (Wales)2011 – Andrea Masi (Italy)2010 – Tommy Bowe (Ireland)2009 – Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)2008 – Shane Williams (Wales)2007 – Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)2006 – Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)2005 –  Martyn Williams (Wales)2004 – Gordon D’Arcy (Ireland)Stockdale was surprised by Iain Henderson, who gave him the award in front of their Ulster teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Conference on recruiting and retaining volunteers

first_imgConference on recruiting and retaining volunteers 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Another conference on a similar theme is being held in Bath by the environmental charity Envolve. “Volunteers; Recruiting, Placing and Retaining” will be held on 18 January 2005. Contact Envolve on 01225 787926 . Henry Stewart Conference Studies is holding a conference next week focusing on the latest and best practice in recruiting, retaining and training volunteers.The day-long conference on 20 January 2005 at the Strand Palace Hotel in London includes sessions on fundraising volunteers, engaging volunteers from the corporate sector, and the importance of online volunteering.Delegate fees for voluntary and public sector staff are £299 + VAT, and £399 + VAT for commercial sector staff. Advertisementcenter_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Volunteering Howard Lake | 13 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

On the Day of Mourning: Workers World Party hails Indigenous peoples

first_imgDay of Mourning, Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 22, 2016.WW photo: Liz GreenThe 48th National Day of Mourning will be commemorated on Nov. 23 on so-called “Thanksgiving.” This is a day where Native people expose the myth of the benevolent Pilgrims and expose the reality of the theft of Indigenous peoples’ land, murder of their people and destruction of their culture. It is a day to remember their history and revere their ancestors and the Indigenous people living today in the U.S. and worldwide. The event will honor 73-year-old Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier.This year’s observance will also honor the people of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Mexico, following the treacherous hurricanes and earthquake — and hundreds of years of colonialist occupation and land theft, then corporate and financial exploitation. We join our Native sisters and brothers in condemning the Trump administration’s contempt for and neglect of people of the Caribbean and its outright racist hostility to the people of Mexico from the first day of Trump’s election campaign. While the imperialist U.S. and their allies exploit the peoples of these countries for profit, they ignore them during crises and constantly whip up bigotry against them.Native activists ask that their struggles today not be forgotten — but are raised at activities across the country. There is a high rate of unemployment, poverty and hunger among Native families. Amid the rampant police violence meted out against people of color, it is a fact that police kill Indigenous people at three times the rate of whites. In a senseless act, police killed 14-year-old Jason Pero, of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe, on Nov. 8. See #justiceforjason.Protectors of the EarthWorkers World hails Indigenous people in the U.S. and worldwide who are leading the struggle to save the planet from capitalist profiteers who wreak destruction in their mad drive for superprofits, regardless of the damage to human, animal and plant life. Their determined resistance inspires millions as they fight for the future of planet Earth itself.The victorious life-and-death fight by Native activists and their allies stopped construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in 2016, and won global support. Courageous water protectors, led by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, fought to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, which endangers the water supply used by millions of people. Their struggle is having a global impact, as their slogan “Water is life!” reverberates worldwide. Also, First Nations in Canada are strongly fighting the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, a means to transport tar sands across Western Canada.The Indigenous-led pipeline struggles are now at a different phase, but they go on. Standing Rock water protectors and the Keystone encampments have inspired anti-pipeline movements countrywide. Both heroic protests have impacted varied organizations and demonstrations, which now honor Standing Rock and Keystone fighters and address the need to confront environmental racism.The profiteer in chief in the White House did a favor for his Big Oil cronies when he overturned the peoples’ victory and approved the 2,600 mile-long Keystone XL pipeline in March. But its opponents were validated on Nov. 16 when 210,000 gallons of oil dangerously leaked from the first Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, just days prior to Nebraska’s decision on its expansion.The months-long #NODAPL encampment brought out thousands of supporters in a massive show of solidarity. Now, with a pro-Big Oil cabal in Washington, the oil is flowing. But Native and environmental activists have taken the fight to the courts. Reactionary politicians threaten to use “domestic terrorism statutes” to prosecute 84 DAPL water protectors. A growing mass campaign is pressuring North Dakota authorities to #DropDAPLCharges and #Free Red Fawn.#StandwithBearsEarsAdditionally, Big Oil aims to privatize 56 million acres of Native land in their quest for fossil fuels. On their behalf, #45 plans to vastly shrink Utah’s 1.3- million-acre Bears Ears National Monument. Five Indigenous nations fought for decades to finally win protected status in 2016 for this sacred, historic site. Congressional right-wingers are pushing legislation to allow the president to reduce Bears Ears so the energy industry can plunder these lands for oil, gas and minerals. The fight against this theft is on — and it has massive public support.Workers World hails the movement to remove monuments to slavery and colonialism in the Americas — to eradicate statues of those who set off the “conquest of the Americas” and the terror against Indigenous peoples. We stand with Native peoples and their allies in the struggle to win commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day. So far, they have won this demand in five states and in dozens of cities and towns. The struggle is on!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

COVID and prisons: No walls, no borders in the workers’ struggle

first_imgTexas“It’s a nonviolent protest going on right now because the officers [in an unnamed Texas prison], in the middle of the coronavirus, have refused us electricity for several hours, no showers or anything.” The voice is that of an incarcerated human being on video taken inside a Texas prison. The grainy images show smoke wafting across the cellblock, where men shout in the dark. Desperate to draw attention to their untenable situation, dozens on lockdown throughout the Texas prison system have started fires in their cellblocks and other living spaces, and made videos of the fires for family members, advocates, and media outside the walls. But even as COVID-19 rages — 26,000 infections; 168 deaths, an undercount — inside these walls, Texas prison administrators, similar to guards shown in the videos, “pay no attention.” In many of the videos, no fire alarms sound because they are broken, and have been since 2012. (  Saskatchewan, Canada“Saskatoon Correctional houses over 500 inmates [142 of whom are infected with COVID-19], with 16 units, six of which are dorms that house 30 or more sentenced/remanded inmates, living in close proximity, sharing bathrooms per unit with no chance of social distancing,” said Cory Charles Cardinal, a member of the Cree Nation incarcerated in the Saskatoon prison. Cardinal was a participant in a late November hunger strike protesting conditions that have allowed COVID-19 to spread like wildfire among the people locked inside. Cardinal added that “Three living units are double bunked, also sharing one bathroom per unit, with unlikelihood of social distancing.” Cardinal said that he and another prisoner were transferred to the segregation unit because of their participation in the strike. ( While Indigenous people make up just 16 percent of the population of Saskatchewan, they are 65 percent of those in provincial prisons, and 75 percent of those in the jails. ( the Mississippi photo here is the credit: Rogelio V. Solis, January Oklahoma“Some guards would sit there and talk down on us, and tell us if we hadn’t gotten caught and weren’t in prison we wouldn’t have to deal with [the coronavirus],” said Stephanie Avery. Formerly incarcerated in Bassett prison, she was attending a recent demonstration against COVID-19 conditions within Oklahoma prisons, held in the cold and snow at the state Department of Corrections in Oklahoma City. One in four of those locked behind the walls in Oklahoma have tested positive for COVID-19, and 36 have died. Avery added, “They said this is our fault and we deserve this.” One guard told her, “I don’t care if you get sick” after she and 112 of her sister inmates at Bassett prison became infected with COVID-19. She said the women suffered badly. Now that she’s out, she has joined Ignite Justice, a 1,000-member Oklahoma support organization of people formerly incarcerated and families of those still inside. A co-founder of Ignite Justice, Emily Barnes, who has a son in Davis prison in Holdenville, Okla., said, when asked if her protests would hurt her son: “When [the prison authorities] see you’re not scared of them and you’re not going to back down, they’re not going to do anything.” ( California“Though the leaders have suspended the hunger strike [against rampant coronavirus], our workers’ strike remains alive,” said a striker/spokesperson inside the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran. The largest prison in the state, it is at 130 percent of capacity! The hunger strike and the work strike — refusal to perform prison jobs — were called because of the widespread growth of COVID-19 inside the prison. There are currently 859 cases and three have died. Each week more than 100 prisoners are becoming infected in this prison alone. Statewide among incarcerated people, there are at least 6,000 active cases, and 90 have died. A participant in the hunger strike, David S. Cauthen, Jr., 32, said, “I have lost all hope in humanity because of how [the state prison system] has failed to protect individuals like myself.” ( Mississippi“Parchman is a prison farm plantation,” said Jaribu Hill, a longtime Mississippi human-rights attorney. “Shut it down!” “Shut it down!” shouted back hundreds of protesters on Dec. 18 at the State Capitol in Jackson. In December 2019, 10 incarcerated people had been murdered, on top of a dozen more over the previous two years. Though cellphones are illegal in Mississippi prisons, the incarcerated still get them and send their families, supporters and media shocking videos of people going to the bathroom in garbage bags, killing rats in filthy cells, steel beds with no mattresses, and putrid food with live cockroaches crawling over it.  Even before COVID-19, Mississippi prisons were deathtraps for incarcerated people. Since the beginning of the pandemic, with an absolute worsening of living conditions inside, more than 90 have caught the virus and died. At present, the prisons administration reports 900 infections, certainly an undercount. Brittany Bell, sister of Charoyd Bell, an incarcerated person at East Mississippi prison in Lauderdale County, told the crowd of protesters: “I feel like the issue here is that because these people are incarcerated, they are not deemed worthy to have the same amount of protections that we are out here, even though they are in even more closely confined spaces with even less capability to social distance on their own.” ( thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horoscope: December 1, 2020

first_imgTamia Banks Facebook Horoscope: April 30, 2021 ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Banks Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Gemini until 10:33 p.m., when the Moon enters Cancer.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020:Outspoken, generous, and free-spirited, with a wicked sense of humor, you succeed this year by being more diplomatic and careful. A new person joins your energetic team and you’re off to the races. If single, you’re generally flirtatious and attract many but decide to go it alone this year. If attached, you’re giving of everything but not always your time. Take time out and be happy. SCORPIO suffers in silence.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★A chance to correct ongoing problems will present itself. Gather information and sharpen your skills. A long-anticipated purchase provides great enjoyment. You will be motivated and can accomplish much, but don’t push too hard or overreact. Tonight: Control your impatience.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Today can bring some temporary frustration with how associates perform job duties and handle their assets. Seek to release any hidden anger about the financial decisions of another. The sense of wellbeing that enough cash flow assures is appreciated now. Tonight: Relax.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Alert, versatile and restless, life for you is always active on a variety of levels at the same time. Much is learned and accomplished through the medium of conversation today. Be patient, for success comes. Tonight: Artistic endeavors of all kinds will flourish.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Replenish your vitality by taking time to rest and regroup. There is much brewing within you that companions can’t quite perceive. You’ll recognize the wisdom of keeping your own counsel. Become focused on a project. You can complete it with aplomb. Tonight: An herbal soak.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★Today brings a charming and attractive acquaintance into your social circle. Maintain an unusual-for-you touch of reserve to make the best impression on this one. Your values as well as philosophy concerning money are transforming. Tonight: Some impressive online networking.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Your vitality will be good, and the highest ideals will motivate you. Career ambitions develop. You’ll want to contribute and achieve. Avoid involvement in job politics though. There are some delicate situations existing among professional associates. Tonight: Remain alert and all will be well.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★Keep a positive mindset. Negative programming, especially about economic issues, can seem discouraging. Cope by seeking to understand the force of fate and destiny. Make the best of what is dealt to you. Research that which puzzles you. Tonight: What you wish.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★You will be rewarded today with a message about times to come. If it’s difficult to release old anger, a study of your past lives can restore your perspective. Keep control of your own finances. Another could be reckless with resources. Tonight: Early bedtime.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Listen to and learn from others today. Suggestions that you resist at first can prove valuable in the end. A close companion has multiple projects in progress. A discussion will dispel confusion. Tonight: Don’t worry, you’ll have an opportunity to influence the course of action.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★Today accents your health needs. Be sensitive to changes within your body, and all will be well. Address any questionable health habits, and your vitality will improve. Learn the art of healing yoga breathing to further promote wellness and longevity. Tonight: Start a health journal.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★Develop your creative potential. Purchase an attractive journal and matching pen to record your ideas. They’re likely to be too good to let them fall by the wayside. A new form of creative expression becomes very important. Tonight: Romantic interludes are a source of genuine delight.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★Today brings an appreciation of your personal heritage. Relationships will be more steady and satisfying. Practical study, conversations and short outings are all catalysts for progress. People and places in your immediate surroundings assume a deeper significance. Tonight: A family discussion.Born today: Comedian Richard Pryor (1940), singer Bette Midler (1945), comedian Sarah Silverman (1970) Horoscope: May 1, 2021 + posts ReddIt Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Facebook Twitter Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: November 30, 2020Next articleHoroscope: December 2, 2020 Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Banks Linkedin Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

National cancer study shows levels in Donegal were below the national average

first_imgHomepage BannerNews NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Facebook Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today National cancer study shows levels in Donegal were below the national average Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Facebook Cancer levels in Donegal have been identified as “significantly low” over a 19 year period between 1994 and 2012.Figures published by the National Cancer Registry show an average annual reported rate of 580 cases a year, against an expected rate of 607 compared to the national average.A recent study by the National Cancer Registry – which tracked cancer rates during that time – has found higher numbers of men in western counties with the disease than in other parts of the country.The map also reveals that lung cancer was significantly higher in Louth, Carlow, Kildare and Dublin.In both those instances, Donegal’s figures are deemed to be average.Donal Buggy is Head of Services with the Irish Cancer Society. He says people can further reduce the risk…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMcGuigan qualifies for European JuniorsNext articleDoctors appeal against assault conviction adjourned admin By admin – May 5, 2015 Google+ Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more