Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgP Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of consumer products and home appliances in Nigeria. Personal care products include Premier Cool Deo antiseptic soaps, Carex hand hygiene products, Cussons baby products, Venus Gold fragrances and a Morning Fresh dish washing product. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc sells milk products under the Coast, Nunu and Olympic brands, refined palm oil and red palm oil under the Mamador and Devon King’s brans, and YO! Yoghurt drinks. Household appliances sold under the Haier Thermocool brand include computers, televisions, DVD players, home entertainment systems, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, generators, inverters, stabilisers, automatic voltage regulators, fans and air coolers, washing machines, water dispensers, water heaters, gas cookers and microwaves. The company sells its electrical appliances through its own CoolWorld retail stores located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. It also exports products to Angola, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo. Established in 1899 and formerly known as Paterson Zochonis Industries Plc, the company changed its name to PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc in 2006. The company is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons Plc. Its head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How to stop using food to reward and punish your kids

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! By Stephanie Meyers, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Boston University, The ConversationAt one time or another, just about every parent uses food to reward their kids for good behavior and achievements – or to console them when they’re sad or disappointed.When children make honor roll, win a big game or persevere through a struggle, a parent might express their pride and joy with candy or ice cream. Likewise, when kids feel down and out, pick-me-ups can take the form of a treat. The reasons for this are simple: Using food as an incentive might get results, and salty, sweet or sugary foods are often within easy reach.You may figure there’s no harm in doing this kind of thing. But as a dietitian and nutritionist focused on family nutrition, I consider regularly using food as an incentive for kids to be risky.Rewarding and comforting kids with food can lead to overeating when they are not hungry. It also increases the chances they will try to deal with their emotions through what they eat.I spend a lot of my time at work helping clients break this cycle. I show them how to stop using tactics like bribery, judgment and shame that involve foods and drinks that can range from a bowl of chocolate pudding to a big glass of soda. I also teach parents other ways to celebrate and soothe that don’t depend on food.Plenty of research shows kids consume more total calories, carbohydrates and fat daily when parents use food to reward behavior. For example, when the mothers of preschool-age children use food to ease their kids’ emotions, those children eat more sweets when they get upset. And a French study found that moms who used food as rewards for their children stimulated their kids’ tendency to overeat – even when their children aren’t hungry. Of course, it’s not just moms and dads using food in this way but caregivers of all kinds, from babysitters to grandparents. And while it’s a big problem at school too, changing patterns at home is key.To help parents get the hang of kicking this habit, I’ve zeroed in on four steps to purge guilt and let go of food as a reward.1. Recognize common scenariosThink about how you celebrate after performances or if you often promise a treat when your kids finish a task. Do you prod your kids to clean their room by dangling the possibility of dessert? Do you take them out for pizza to help them cope when they don’t make the team? Recognizing common scenarios is an essential first step toward breaking this pattern.2. Don’t blame yourselfYou are not alone if food is ingrained in how you interact with kids when you’re not at the table. What matters most is your willingness to explore a new path without stewing in self-judgment. Using food to reward kids undermines healthy habits you’re trying to instill, so any effort toward change may have long-term benefits.Heading out on a family walk can be a real treat.Shutterstock.com/Vitalinka3. Name the feeling you aim to conveySeparating your intent from your actions will help you stop using food as a way to soothe or praise. To do this, imagine your child in a situation where you might use food that way. Play the scene out in your mind, stopping before you bring on the food. As you envision your child in the scenario, ask yourself what feeling you would like to convey.For example, your kid falls down on the sidewalk and skins their knee. You crouch to comfort them and tend their wound as the wailing escalates. You keep consoling after you’ve carefully stuck a Band-Aid on them but they just can’t calm down. If you’re like many of my clients, you’ll be tempted to say, “I’ll help you up and then we can go get ice cream.”Ask yourself at that point what feeling you want them to perceive. In this case I’ll wager that it’s comfort and relief – rather than a delicious dairy product.Becoming mindful of your specific feelings enables two things to happen. First, you’ll see how food stands in for various emotions. Second, it will help you separate your feelings from food – making it easier to deliver something else that’s truly needed in the moment.You can also try saying your feelings out loud. For example, when your child doesn’t get invited to a friend’s party, say, “This feels sad. My wish for you is knowing how much you are loved.” That can help you remember to try something else besides food to console them.4. Do something elseThere are plenty of ways to comfort your kid that don’t involve food. You can hug them or give them a bubble bath, for example.To celebrate, try watching a family video together, taking the time to say what makes you feel most proud of them. If you’re trying to motivate or inspire your child, you can crank up their favorite song, then dance and sing along with the music.When you want to compel or encourage kids to, say, do their homework, give praising their effort a try. Tell them that you see them working hard and ask: “How can I support you right now?”With small children, when they’re refusing to leave the playground or get into a bath, try engaging them with a stuffed animal or squishy toy to fidget with.Try to get your child to help choose some alternatives. They might have good ideas that don’t occur to you.Ways and wordsUsing food to reward or console kids is pervasive enough that the American Academy of Pediatrics and five other professional organizations recommend that parents not use food this way.But no one, including doctors, is suggesting that you should never make a birthday cake or use food as a reward in any situation. Food is an integral part of cultures everywhere and meant to be fully enjoyed.Should you find that you regularly rely on food to express emotions with your kids, I believe you ought to try to switch gears.It’s all about finding ways and words, instead of using food, to show your kids how much you love them.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSfoodkidsParentingRewardsThe Conversation Previous articleExtended Florida session could yield surprise jackpot – a Seminole gaming compactNext articleFlorida Senate sends resolution condemning white nationalism to the House Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Sensational Specman flung like a judo dummy by young Sharks centre

first_imgMonday Mar 11, 2019 Sensational Specman flung like a judo dummy by young Sharks centre Sharks centre Jeremy Ward will soon find out (*update below) if his dangerous tackle on Rosko Specman will lead to a ban, and how severe, after he was cited following his team’s 37-14 Super Rugby round four loss to the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld. ADVERTISEMENTWard picked up and flipped the South Africa 7s flyer, who made a brilliant Super Rugby debut recently, dumping him dangerously. However, a quick TMO check at the time led to no further on-field sanction, so play continued.He has since been cited for allegedly contravening Law 9.18: A player must not lift an opponent off the ground and drop or drive that player so that their head and/or upper body make contact with the ground. The Citing Commissioner was of the opinion that the incident had met the Red Card threshold for foul play. The Case is to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee which will take place today via video-conference.Ward, who has a growing reputation as a hard-hitting midfielder, was suspended for two weeks in 2016 after he made a dangerous – albeit unfortunate – challenge against England in the U20 World Championship.*UPDATE: Ward has been suspended for 5 weeksADVERTISEMENT“The Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of 10 weeks due to World Rugby instructions that dictate any incident of foul play involving contact with the head must start at a mid-range level.“The evidence demonstrated the victim player’s head made contact with the ground due to the Player’s reckless actions. However, taking into account mitigating factors including the Player’s age, relative inexperience, remorse, and the fact the Player has pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to 5 weeks.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Specman crossed for another brace of tries as the home team proved too strong for the Sharks.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing 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

Ford’s goal kicking percentage leaves a number of Test players in his wake

first_imgThursday Sep 3, 2020 Ford’s goal kicking percentage leaves a number of Test players in his wake England and Leicester Tigers fly-half George Ford has the best goal kicking success rate in the Gallagher Premiership this season, according to goalkickers.co.za. ADVERTISEMENTThe 69-cap England international has a 92.6 percent success rate after 17 rounds of the league, which has seen him convert 25 out of 27 kicks. Exeter Chiefs’ Gareth Steenson actually has a better kicking percentage than the Englishman out of the top ten kickers with 94.3 percent, but the website specifies that Ford’s kicks had a higher difficulty rating. #GallagherPrem ’19/’20: Goal kicker RANKINGS after round 17.STILL NUMBER 1 … @George_Fordy More on https://t.co/pFJGd66UPS#superrugby #rankings #Rugby #RUGBYxESPN @RugbySaracens @RugbyWasps @RugbySaleSharks pic.twitter.com/lktkdq08c0— Goal kicker rankings (@Goalkickers) September 3, 2020Steenson is second on the list, nonetheless, followed by Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth at 87.1 percent, and fellow Chief Joe Simmonds at 87.5%. Bath’s, and previously Saracens’, Ben Spencer is in fourth, albeit he has only converted eight out of nine kicks, ahead of Northampton Saints’ Dan Biggar and London Irish’s Stephen Myler. So Ford is leading a pack of Test standard goalkickers. Incumbent England kicker, and preferred option over Ford, Owen Farrell, is 13th on the list at 75.8 percent, which may surprise some as the Saracens No10 is revered as one of the best kickers in the game. However, perhaps Farrell’s reputation has been forged by his reliability to convert when most needed rather than his overall consistency. ADVERTISEMENTBut Ford’s appearance at the top of these standings may also surprise some as his goalkicking was perhaps his Achilles heel at the beginning of his Test career. That is possibly one of the reasons why Jones chose to field the Ford-Farrell axis in order to exploit the boot of one and the playmaking credentials of the other. In what has been a testing two years for the Tigers, Ford has carried the team at times, particularly last season, and his kicking percentages reflect how crucial he has been at Welford Road. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets 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: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

House in Austin / Jadric Architektur

first_imgArchDaily 2013 House in Austin / Jadric Architektur United States Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473677/house-in-austin-jadric-architektur Clipboard photographs:  Paul BardagjyPhotographs:  Paul Bardagjy Save this picture!© Paul BardagjyRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD20Residential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Diagonal Tower House in Austin,TX meets the requirements of the American green architectural standards.Save this picture!© Paul BardagjyIt took over a year to design, and only eight months to build.The project came about through simulation of situations in which all the household members were involved. Instead of a one-sided indoor-outdoor contrast, here we project a host of situations with different atmospheric and light conditions and spatial experiences, depending on the length of stay in a particular space.Save this picture!Transformatio 6Some of the spaces are private, some are shared with the rest of the family and guests.Save this picture!© Paul BardagjyThe result is a matrix: the north-south axis involves indoor and outdoor spaces that align themselves with a terraced slope toward the south; the east-west axis aligns with the movement of the sun that illuminates daily activities.Save this picture!© Paul BardagjyHouse is situated in a green district not far from the city center, but still protected by its topography and lush greenery that owes its existence a great deal to the size of land plots, which ensures low building density in the area. The original landscape typical of Austin has been preserved to a great extent. Our immediate response to this exceptional landscape was to try to preserve the ancient elements by highlighting some of them: the trees, the garden, and the cave.Save this picture!© Paul BardagjyThus the entire house is subordinated to the views and the light that is amplifyied by the pool water, which is strategically positioned outside the very heart of the house precisely for that reason.The openings that are directed mainly toward the south play into the indoor-outdoor spatial dialogue with their size.The windows on the second floor should not be understood as a simulation of Fensterband in the classic modern architecture, but as an effort to enable all the household members to enjoy the same experience of viewing the green landscape that stretches for many miles.Project gallerySee allShow lessShould You Become a Global Architect?ArticlesFour Practices Re-Envision Parking in Long Island DowntownsCompetition Results Share Year:  Photographs Area:  320 m² Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Austin, United States “COPY” 2013 Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Paul Bardagjy+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473677/house-in-austin-jadric-architektur Clipboard Architects: Jadric Architektur Area Area of this architecture project House in Austin / Jadric ArchitekturSave this projectSaveHouse in Austin / Jadric Architektur CopyAbout this officeJadric ArchitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 06, 2014Cite: “House in Austin / Jadric Architektur” 06 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 streamlast_img read more

Bulgaria 533 / Dellekamp Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870851/bulgaria-533-dellekamp-arquitectos Clipboard Apartments 2017 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870851/bulgaria-533-dellekamp-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Mexico “COPY” Bulgaria 533 / Dellekamp ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBulgaria 533 / Dellekamp ArquitectosSave this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto+ 29 Sharecenter_img ArchDaily CopyApartments•Ciudad de México, Mexico Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Space for Rosatom 2017IdeasHenning Larsen Wins Competition for Microclimate-Creating Civic Center in TorontoArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Letran Valle, 03650 Ciudad de México, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Sandra Pereznieto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Barandales, Mexicana de MosaicosSave this picture!© Sandra PereznietoRecommended ProductsSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. This apartment building by Dellekamp Arquitectos is located in Benito Juárez, Mexico City, was conceived as a middle-class housing development for young families. The main premise of the project was to develop housing within the market range that offered a materiality and spatiality above the standard.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoEach apartment was divided into two habitable modules, one containing the living room, dining room, and services core, while the second is a room with closet and bathroom. The project was woven together with the possibility of having one, two or three bedrooms apartments, some of them (apartment with street view) are complemented with an outside terrace, while others have an attractive roof garden.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoSave this picture!Section 2Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoThe project has a very clear integration between space and structure. All the materials are used in an apparent way to emphasize their plastic characteristics. The functional scheme of the habitable units allowed to have a clear scheme of constructive systems, which consists of: a central circulation with double heights and entrance of light to the center of the building, this one with metal structure and roofs of brick vault; around the circulation are the accesses and core service with kitchens, bathrooms and washrooms, load-bearing walls of apparent concrete and solid slab of concrete for the installations; finally, towards the front and rear facade rooms with double heights, rooms and dining rooms with walls of apparent concrete load and brick vaults.Save this picture!Room render. Image Courtesy of Dellekamp ArquitectosSave this picture!Salon view render. Image Courtesy of Dellekamp ArquitectosOne of the most recurrent themes during the design process of this work was the need for material honesty in all its spaces, using in a clear way the constructive methods of brick vaults, casting of concrete walls, floors of Terrazzo, railings, and walls of laminated wood. Year:  Bulgaria 533 / Dellekamp Arquitectos Area:  1840 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDellekamp ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCiudad de MéxicoMexicoPublished on May 09, 2017Cite: “Bulgaria 533 / Dellekamp Arquitectos” 09 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bulgaria 533 公寓 / Dellekamp Arquitectos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 streamlast_img read more

Syria defends itself from imperialist onslaught

first_imgNYC meeting hears ‘the other side’Larry HalesWW photo: Brenda RyanNew York — During the last 19 months of chaotic civil war in Syria, with opposition rebels armed by the U.S., NATO and the Gulf monarchies through Turkey, have you ever heard Syrian government representatives defend their government’s position regarding the fighting in their country?If you live in the imperialist U.S. or Europe, your answer is probably “never.” Why? Syrian television stations are banned by sanctions, and corporate-owned television hardly ever offers the “enemy” sound bites. Even in other Arabic-speaking countries, the Syrian position has been drowned out by the anti-Syrian propaganda from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.For a few hours in a church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Oct. 21, there was a chance to hear the Syrian position by an official Syrian spokesperson. The audience also heard other internationalists who support Syria’s defense from what can only be described as an imperialist onslaught.Lizzie PhelanWW photo: Brenda RyanThe meeting featured Counselor Dr. Mazen Adi, from the Syrian Mission to the United Nations, along with international human rights activist Ramsey Clark and British journalist Lizzie Phelan, known for her courageous reporting from Libya during the 2011 imperialist assault on that country.Adi explained that the opposition movement in Syria was complex, and in the beginning people raised demands that the government listened to. The government offered “a basket of reforms.” Some in the opposition accepted the reforms and further discussions, but others “wanted to implement their own agenda … to destroy Syria.”“The government wanted to come to the table, but it was met with suicide bombers,” noted Adi. “People fighting the government believed they were doing jihad.” He explained that there are thousands of fighters in Syria from many different countries in dozens of different groups with different programs, making any negotiations nearly impossible.Adi emphasized the role Syria played in welcoming into their country any Arab refugees, especially the more than 1 million people forced to flee Iraq during the U.S.-led war there. He also noted that Syria is a very diverse country, with dozens of different religions, sects and ethnic groups.Ramsey ClarkWW photo: Brenda RyanAdi also explained the difficulties Syria faces in getting out its side of the story: ”My country doesn’t have the petrodollars” that Qatar has for Al-Jazeera and Saudi Arabia for Al-Arabia, two satellite broadcasters. “Thus we can’t even get our position out in Arabic. Our broadcasts from our three national stations are blocked from Europe due to sanctions.”Press-TV, the Peoples Video Network and Truth for a Change recorded the meeting for future broadcast or posting on the Internet, and CPRMetro.org live-streamed the discussion. It will be up to the anti-war and progressive movements here to publicize the meeting and access to it in order to counter the corporate media monopoly.Lizzie Phelan also addressed the West’s media monopoly. In the more recent interventions the imperialist media have been aided by Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia. Phelan was one of the few international reporters in Libya last year who described that country’s battle against NATO differently from the “official story” reported by the corporate media in Europe and the U.S.Finally, after Gadhafi was murdered and his government thrown out, the Western media started to let some of the truth come out, said Phelan. Now what you see in Libya is chaos and a strong presence of forces like al-Qaeda, with a “blowback” that resulted in the death of the U.S. ambassador.Syrian Counselor Mazim AdiWW photo: Brenda RyanLarry Hales, representing the International Action Center, targeted the capitalist system itself and the current irresolvable economic crisis as the driving force behind the imperialist attempt to reconquer countries like Libya and Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.Other speakers at the meeting, beside Clark, included Ardeshir Omani, of the American Iranian Friendship Committee, and Ben Becker, of the Answer Coalition. These groups, the IAC and the New York Peace Council sponsored the meeting. Omani and Clark focused their comments on the threats against Iran. Ellie Omani of the AIFC and Sara Flounders of the IAC co-chaired the event.There were messages of solidarity from the SI Bolivarian Circles, Veterans for Peace-Chapter 21, the International League of People’s Struggles, Solidarity with Iran and an Ecuadoran group.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

U.S. bombing of Serbia, after 15 years

first_imgProtest at United Nations in NYC March 24 of war on Yugoslavia.WW photo: Sara FloundersThe following statement was issued March 24 by the International Action Center in advance of a demonstration outside the United Nations in New York set for 5 p.m. on the same day. It was 15 years ago on this day that the United States began bombing Serbia in its quest to break up Yugoslavia and further expand NATO. The demonstration will demand recognition of Kosovo as part of Serbia and U.S./NATO hands off the Balkans, Ukraine and Russia.On the 15th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Serbia, and as new, even more ominous dangers arise in Ukraine and Crimea, it is important to remember history.Wall Street dominates peoples through the destructive strategy of “divide and rule.” In the Balkans and in Eastern Europe this has meant policies aimed at breaking solidarity among different nationalities and religions by imposing sanctions and economic destabilization and by funding right-wing and fascist organizations and granting immediate recognition to their regimes.It was U.S. and European Union criminal policy that broke the Yugoslav Federation into six unstable, impoverished micro-states. They executed this crime by bombing Bosnia in 1994 and carrying out a 78-day bombing in 1999 of Serbia, especially the Serbian province of Kosovo. These wars aimed at expanding the U.S.-commanded NATO alliance into the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics.Despite U.S. and German commitments to the former Soviet Union not to expand NATO one inch further if Soviet troops were withdrawn from East Germany, NATO has now expanded to 12 countries in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics.After the massive destruction of schools, hospitals, industries and communication in Yugoslavia in 1999, Washington still agreed, in the imposed ceasefire and in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244, that Kosovo is historically part of Serbia and would remain an autonomous part of sovereign Serbia, although under U.S./NATO occupation and administration. In 2008, in violation of this signed U.N. agreement, the U.S. recognized the puppet government it had set up and that government’s illegal declaration of independence for Kosovo. The overwhelming majority of the people of Serbia of all nationalities opposed this theft of Kosovo by NATO. They continue to raise the slogan: “Kosovo is Serbia.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Harvest Nears Halfway Mark in SW Indiana

first_img Previous articleEPA Announces New Regulation for FarmworkersNext articleIn-Field Yield Variability the Rule in 2015 Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harvest Nears Halfway Mark in SW Indiana By Gary Truitt – Sep 28, 2015 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Name Sym Last Change All quotes are delayed snapshots Stalk strength in corn has been an issue across the state. In SW Indiana it is not due so much to a lack of nitrogen, but to a lack a fungicide, “Especially along the Ohio River, we had southern rust come in late and really took a toll on this crop. Even hybrids that would have good stalk strength had been hit hard when a fungicide was not used.” Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Facebook Twitter Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Prior to harvest, there was concern about the corn being too wet. That has not turned out to be an issue, “We have seen corn dry down very rapidly, and this has allowed harvest to move ahead in most areas.” Emmert said even the soybeans are drying down at a very rapid rate, “I talked to some guys who had soybean moisture of 9%.” This has forced some growers to push their soybean harvest ahead of their corn harvest. Emmert said yields were quite variable and depended on when the crop had been planted or replanted and what field and weather conditions had been like. In general, he said yields were good but below what growers had seen in 2013 and 2014. On Monday, USDA said total US corn harvest was 18% complete and the soybean harvest was 21% complete. Home Indiana Agriculture News Harvest Nears Halfway Mark in SW Indiana SHARE Minor Changes in June WASDE Report SHARE Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Harvest Nears Halfway Mark in SW Indiana According to the latest USDA crop update, 70% of Indiana corn is mature and 18% has been harvested. Over 80% of Hoosier soybeans are mature with 23% already harvested. In some parts of Southern Indiana, the harvest is halfway complete. With almost 3 weeks of sunny days and no rain, the harvest pace has been fast and furious in SW Indiana, according to Dan Emmert, field agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, “Just about everyone in SW Indiana is in the field harvesting.”last_img read more