by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Thursday 2 December 2010 8:15 pm KCS-content whatsapp HUNDREDS of lawyers gave their well-worn tuxedos another outing last night as they gathered for the British Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week, with the barristers characteristically out-dressing the solicitors.Catching City of London law society chair Bill Knight sharing a drink with Norton Rose’s Sir David Lewis before the evening kicked off, The Capitalist inquired as to what Lewis was in the running for. “He’s too old to run!” quipped Knight cheerily over his champagne flute.It wasn’t long before the lawyers were treated to a strident round of songs by 2008 X Factor finalist Ruth Lorenzo, whose lycra jumpsuit certainly raised eyebrows before the legal brains filling the room turned from the stage to the screen of their blackberries. But as comedian Jack Dee took the floor, the lawyers looked up. “This was of course London’s first fish market,” Dee said of the Old Billingsgate venue. “Lots of cold, slippery slimy creatures… why here for the British legal awards?”As donation envelopes were passed around in favour of Changing Faces, a charity for disfigured people, and other envelopes were cracked open to dole out prizes to the lucky few, the audience made steady progress through the wine bottles. Who says lawyers don’t know how to let their hair down?RUSSIAN PRIDEAt least someone in the City was celebrating the Russian victory in the World Cup stakes yesterday. Quick off the mark, Renaissance Asset Management’s chief investment officer Plamen Monovski was keen not to underplay the event: “This is big, very big,” he announced. “It will unleash one of the largest spending on infrastructure the world will see in the next five years. Roads, bridges, rail, airports, ports and sports facilities will be brought to world-class standards.”The Capitalist hopes so: at present, less than half of the country’s airport runways are even paved, and more than that don’t have lights for night-time landings. But Monovski is always one to see opportunities where others see risk: “The public relations benefits will be large,” he forecasts.Capital Spreads’ Simon Denham, however, isn’t so sure of the benefits: “Building a huge number of massive stadia which will have limited post-Cup application seems a curious use of funds for Russia. But then who are the UK to comment on this? We are spending more money on a two-week Olympic jamboree than has been raised by the sale of every single school sports ground over the last three decades put together.”Better enjoy the jamboree – it’s the only one we’re getting!EASY STREET SAFARIPimco MD Bill Gross struck a musical note in his latest note to investors, but it was hardly a cheery one: “We’re all Allentowners now,” he wrote, quoting the Bill Joel classic: “Well we’re living here in Allentown/And they’re closing all the factories down.”As for US policy, he’s not hopeful, declaring that it is careering down “Easy Street” in pursuit of “political and financial chicanery: trade and immigration barriers, currency devaluation and military domination of foreign oil-producing nations”.A grim picture and he’s not even sure that emerging market demand can sway the balance: “Their financial systems are still maturing and reminiscent of a spindly-legged baby giraffe, having lots of upward potential, but still striving for balance.”But with metaphors like that, who needs monetary policy? Share whatsapp TUX-CLAD SOLICITORS FLOCK TO FISH MARKET Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address FanDuel launches standalone casino app in Pennsylvania Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel Group has launched a branded, standalone casino app for Pennsylvania players, while its licensing partner in the state, Boyd Gaming’s Valley Forge Casino, has announced that it will reopen to the public from June 26.FanDuel had previously offered online casino games via its sports betting app in the state, but has now decided to roll out a separate product for the vertical – the first time the operator has launched such a product.“Pennsylvania is a really exciting state for us as it represents the first state where we’ve introduced FanDuel Casino alongside our FanDuel Sportsbook product,” FanDuel’s general manager for casino Jesse Chemtob explained.In related news, FanDuel’s licensing partner for Pennsylvania, Valley Forge Casino, has announced that it will reopen on June 26. The venue has been shuttered since March 17, when the state’s casinos were ordered to close to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Read the full story on iGB North America. Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel Group has launched a branded, standalone casino app for Pennsylvania players, while its licensing partner in the state, Boyd Gaming’s Valley Forge Casino, has announced that it will reopen to the public from June 26. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 24th June 2020 | By contenteditor Casino & games Regions: US Pennsylvania Topics: Casino & games Tags: Mobile
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Diocese of Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley, far right, and the Rev. Dan Scheid, St. Paul’s rector, organized the briefing as the first stop on a tour of Episcopal Church ministry sites in Flint for bishops, their spouses and others. Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), left, and Flint pediatrician Larry Reynolds, a member of the Flint Water Advisory Task Force, also participated. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Flint, Michigan] Even before the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, became a federal emergency in late January, the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan was distributing water and partnering with other churches and groups to respond to what Bishop Todd Ousley calls government’s “systematic, intentional neglect” of city residents.In Flint, as in many of the parts of Michigan suffering from the decline of the auto industry, “there is an ongoing, systematic ignoring of the plight of people in poverty and people of color,” Ousley told a group of bishops, their spouses and others who joined him on a Sept. 17 trip to Flint.Sixty percent of the city’s roughly 96,000 residents are African-American and 41.6 percent of Flint’s residents live below the poverty line, one of the highest poverty rates in the United States.The Episcopal Church in eastern Michigan recognized that it was called to respond to the human need in Flint and the response became evangelism by action, Ousley said. And Episcopalians responded “in relationship with the people who are telling us their concerns and what their needs are,” he said.The Sept. 17 trip was part of the House of Bishop’s Sept. 15-20 meeting underway in nearby Detroit.The water crisis has become a way for Eastern Michigan Episcopalians to “intentionally live into the Baptismal Covenant in a way that we had not been challenged to in the past,” Ousley said.The call to relieve Flint residents’ short-term needs, and to advocate for long-term solutions and systemic change, is what Ousley called a “clear intersection” of all of the Baptismal Covenant’s promises.“You couldn’t say this was just a justice issue or this is just a dignity issue; this is just a good news issue,” he said. “It was wrapped up in the entirety of the Baptismal Covenant.”The Rev. Dan Scheid, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flint, introduces Danielle Brown, executive director of Christ Enrichment Center, who spoke about how Flint needs people who are inspired to ministry and who are also knowledgeable or willing to learn about what the city needs. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOr, in the words of Danielle Brown, executive director of Christ Enrichment Center, “You can’t throw away a whole city in my presence.”But “throwing away a city” is what Ousley said has been happening in Flint for decades.Michigan has long held a reputation for being a leader of the anti-slavery movement, and later for creating unprecedented upward economic mobility for African-Americans, said Ousley. “But it also has the history of being yet another one of the playing fields for white dominance and a reframing of slavery,” he said.Ousley argued that the post-World War II northern migration of African-Americans to Michigan ushered in an era when white autoworkers either moved up into the industry’s management ranks or left for jobs elsewhere.As the U.S. auto industry began its decades-long decline, Flint suffered economically and eventually lost more than half its residents.All the while, the need for a clean water supply in Flint was ignored for years, Ousley said, as General Motors pumped “billions upon billions of gallons of waste into the Flint River, which was the drinking supply for the city,” Ousley said. The river became so polluted that Flint officials began accessing Detroit’s water system. The price Detroit charged made Flint’s water rates the highest in the country, Ousley said.Ousley said he sees Flint’s story as partly one of environmental racism with “a long pattern of locating persons of color in areas where there was likely to be a high contamination in soil or in the waterways.”There are now acres of abandoned land in Flint were GM auto plants once stood and the GM Flint workforce has dropped from 80,000 to 5,000. As the tax base declined, city officials, and more recently, emergency managers appointed by the governor and with almost unlimited powers, began selling off municipal assets to pay the bills.“Everything had been stripped from us,” Mayor Karen Weaver told the group during a stop at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Flint.St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which became a water distribution point, is an example of how those economic forces played out in people’s lives. General Motors was founded in Flint and only later moved southeast to Detroit. St. Paul’s was once know as “General Motors directors at prayer,” Ousley said.Now, the parish is a “shadow of what it once was” in terms of finances and members, but it has a rich legacy of endowments from those past members. Those endowments are contributing to its ministry to the Flint residents left behind.In April 2014, Flint’s emergency manager, in a money-saving measure, ordered the city’s water supply be switched from Detroit’s municipal water system temporarily to the Flint River until Flint could construct its own water pipeline from Lake Huron, the source of Detroit’s water. At the same time, the emergency manager, seeking to save $100 a day, the bishop said, ordered that the water not be treated with a chemical to prevent lead from leaching out of pipes into the water running through them. The state had, mistakenly, told Flint officials that federal guidelines did not require the chemical treatment, according to the New York Times.Then followed a series of falsified tests, ignored warnings and disregard of residents’ complaints of discolored and bad-smelling water, and skin rashes. In October 2014, General Motors switched the water supply for its remaining Flint operations to Lake Huron because Flint water was corroding metal parts in its factories.Long before state and local officials switched the city’s water back to the Detroit system and recanted their assurances about the safety of Flint’s water, churches and other community organizations went to work.“The grace of God just blew through this place” in the day after the extent of Flint’s water crisis became clear, said Craig Leavitt, a former General Motors metalworker and current St. Paul’s junior warden who runs Flint’s Downtown Crossover Outreach Ministry. Leavitt spoke at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, on the city’s east side to a group of bishops, their spouses and others on a tour of Episcopal Church ministry sites in Flint. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEpiscopal Relief & Development responded early on and was amazing, according to Craig Leavitt, a former GM metalworker and current St. Paul’s junior warden who runs Flint’s Downtown Crossover Outreach Ministry.“Almost before (Flint Mayor) Karen Weaver could open her mouth to say we have lead in our water, they were there,” he told the group during its stop at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, on the city’s east side.Grants also came from the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, and donations came from parishes across lower Michigan. St. Paul’s partnered with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Christ Enrichment Center, along with other organizations, to give residents access to clean water. The outpouring of contributions was tremendous and Ousley said “we probably have enough bottled water to get us through decades.”Collaborations forged in those early days continue now with a focus on the ongoing needs for decades to come. Those needs include access to and education about so-called lead-mitigating foods, as well as spiritual and psychological counseling. Christ Enrichment Center, founded by nearby Episcopal congregations, is leading the way in meeting many of those needs with education and support.There is also the question of how Flint residents can afford the cost of replacing water pipes in their homes that have been irreversibly damaged by the corrosive water. Even residents who have the money to do so would be investing it in a house that is worth less than half of what it was in 2008, Ousley said.And there is another need, Weaver told the group at St. Paul’s: hope, visible signs of hope. The city has begun replacing damaged pipes in the municipal part of the water system and that work is offering a glimmer of that hope. Every home has been able to get a water filter but the filters are installed in kitchens, Weaver said, not in bathrooms and thus most people do no have filtered water for bathing. Homeless people still struggle to find clean water, she added.And there is still suspicion. Residents were told for months the water was fine; how do they believe those assurances now, asked Weaver.Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate last week took a small step towards helping Flint. On Sept. 15, in a 95-3 vote it approved the Water Resources Development Act that authorizes spending $270 million to aid Flint and other poor communities that have suffered from lead-contaminated water. It is a helpful sum Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) told the group, but it is still a “drop in the bucket” compared to what his city needs.However, the bill includes no immediate funding and, instead, approves projects for future federal spending from Congress’s appropriations committees. The House has not voted on the bill and its version does not include Flint, although supporters are trying to remedy that.It will take faith combined with expertise to face Flint’s future, said Brown, Christ Enrichment Center’s director, who told the group that she is not an Episcopalian but comes to her work with the fervor of an evangelist.“I am trained as a human services professional but I am also a saint of God” and she told them “if you have a passion for serving God’s people and know what to do, or have a desire to learn how or even to bring people in that know how, then collaboratively you can really see some splendid success within the ministry.”Ousley said that five years ago when Brown took over the center, its future was in doubt because of inept management, a lack of capacity to do the work expected and infighting among and within the Episcopal churches that sponsored the center. “But there was faithfulness,” he said, and Brown contributed “tremendous sacrifice and creativity” – and calm when the ceiling of her office collapsed on her. Reviving the center meant rethinking congregational and diocesan collaboration, Ousley said.The center’s growth in ministry is symbolic of the diocese’s response to Flint’s crisis for him.“I don’t give thanks for a water crisis, but the opportunity to be the church in the midst of that crisis has strengthened us as a church and as individual Christians,” he said.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890640/rios-house-altamarea-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Chile Save this picture!© Felipe Cantillana+ 21Curated by Danae Santibañez Share RIOS House / Altamarea arquitecturaSave this projectSaveRIOS House / Altamarea arquitectura ArchDaily “COPY” 2016 CopyHouses•Pichilemu, Chile Architects: Altamarea arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Houses Year: CopyAbout this officeAltamarea arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPichilemuChilePublished on March 16, 2018Cite: “RIOS House / Altamarea arquitectura” [CASA RIOS / Altamarea arquitectura] 16 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Project Team Architecture:Nikhil ShettyProject Team Interior:Anusha YS, Nisarg ShahCity:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fabien CharuauRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacText description provided by the architects. The ‘House by the Park’ is responsive to its environment, flanked by a building to its north, a shady street to its east and a triangulated park to its south with its resident old trees.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Fabien CharuauThe design response on the north cleverly shields the built-up views through a series of angled concrete fins that span 3 floors of the structure, bringing in a quality of soft and diffused east light into the interiors. Contrastingly, the response to the park on the south is completely open and it is the dialogue between the built form and park that changes from space to space. The double height wooden decked south verandah opens up vertically to welcome the tall branches in, while the master bedroom frames another old tree trunk.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauOne of the most interesting elements is the folded plate Mild steel and wood staircase that flanks the concrete fins, and runs vertically on all 3 levels. Its strategic location to the north was necessary in order to open up the living spaces and bedrooms at each level to unobstructed south views of the Park, while intelligently shielding views to the north. While moving through this spine there are views of the park through square cutouts on each level. Conversely from the living areas the square cutouts frame the staircase and fins like a graphic artwork, almost negating the need of a painting.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauSave this picture!Plan – First floorThe materials used outside were a response to the dense natural vegetation surrounding the house. We wanted to use tactile materials that would be in harmony with nature. The concrete, corten steel, ribbed wood and polished cement all have a textural quality to them, and feel warm when juxtaposed with the surrounding green.The interior shell has large swathes of polished kota stone, ribbed timber on the ceiling and sustainable wood door and window frames through the house.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauThe carpet area of 8000 sft is spatially organized as follows. The ground floor comprises public spaces like the foyer, informal and formal living rooms, the dining room , Kitchen, a guest bedroom and a generous South Verandah overlooking the park. The first floor has an open family room, the master bedroom and 2 children’s rooms. Finally the second floor has the third children’s room, an entertainment lounge leading to a large open terrace.Save this picture!Cross sectionThe plinth of the house which sits 8ft above the road due to its contoured site is negotiated gently via steps flanked by a series of layered concrete and corten steel walls. The 5-bedroom house on 3 levels orients itself and takes advantage of the views on east and south, and is always in conversation with the surrounding green.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauProject gallerySee allShow less600 Church Street Building / Wood MarshSelected ProjectsHouse in Kyoto / 07BEACHSelected Projects Share 2021 CopyHouses•Bengaluru, India Contractor: Architects: Khosla Associates Area Area of this architecture project India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962683/house-by-the-park-khosla-associates Clipboard Hi-Tech Constructions Save this picture!© Fabien Charuau+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: Bathroom fixtures, Kitchen and Wardrobes, Kota Stone Flooring, Ritikaa Woods, Wooden Flooring “COPY” Year: Area: 93 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs House by the Park / Khosla Associates “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKhosla AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBengaluruKhosla AssociatesOn FacebookIndiaPublished on June 05, 2021Cite: “House by the Park / Khosla Associates” 05 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
The entry deadline for the annual Scottish fundraising awards has been extended by a week. Entries by organisations and individuals are now being accepted until 5pm on 27 August 2007.Winners will be announced at the annual gala awards dinner during the Scottish Conference (29-31 October 2007). Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising Deadline extended for entries to Scottish fundraising awards 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 August 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 27 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
RHS creates community gardening volunteering map AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has published the first online search tool for people looking to get involved in community gardening activities.The site features a map showing volunteering opportunities around the country. Nearly 15,000 groups and schools involved in RHS Britain in Bloom, RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood and RHS Campaign for School Gardening are included and all need volunteers. The site lets individuals email whichever group they would like more information from and with which they may wish to volunteer.The site went live to be ready for National Volunteers’ Week in June. Stephanie Eynon, RHS Community Horticulture Manager, said: “We receive many requests from members of the public and our own members looking to use their gardening and other skills to benefit their community. This site will help them, and anyone else, find RHS community gardening groups close to their homes where they can get involved.”She added: “This is, I believe, the first-ever electronic gardening volunteering service in the world. Gardening is continuing to grow in popularity and we have noticed a significant increase in interest in both the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign and the RHS Campaign for School Gardening”.www.rhs.org.uk/getinvolvedPhoto: Volunteer flower by Cletus Lee on Flickr.com Howard Lake | 24 May 2011 | News Tagged with: Digital geo Volunteering
California Nurses protest against TPP.Barack Obama didn’t go to China and Laos just to say hello. The president’s trip was part of the Pentagon’s “Asian pivot.”The U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet continues to throttle the Pacific Ocean like it was Lake Michigan. Since 2009, 19,000 more U.S. troops have been sent to Japan while 9,000 more GIs are being stationed in Hawaii. (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 7)The Pentagon is trying to install its provocative THAAD missile system in both U.S.-occupied south Korea and Japan. THAAD is a so-called anti-missile system.These dangerous war measures are aimed at both the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Yet Wall Street’s war machine is confronting a different Asia than what existed 50 years ago.At a cost of millions of lives, Vietnam and Laos defeated the genocidal U.S. invasion of their countries. Working people in Japan and south Korea are fighting to stop the installation of THAAD missiles.On Sept. 8 — the last day of Obama’s trip — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea marked the 68th anniversary of its founding by conducting a successful test of a nuclear device. Despite U.S. economic sanctions aimed at starving it into submission, People’s Korea will continue to develop technologically to defend itself by any means necessary.Trans-Pacific povertyObama traveled first to the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Hangzhou, China, to sell the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). China is now a larger manufacturer than the United States. But China is excluded from the TPP and the TPP is basically an anti-China economic bloc.The corporate media largely ignored this fact and emphasized instead the phony issue of whether the staircase provided for President Obama’s plane deboarding was a deliberate insult.The capitalist world market has made massive inroads into the People’s Republic of China. Foreign and Chinese capitalists exploit millions of Chinese workers. Yet the commanding heights of the Chinese economy — including the banks — are still controlled by the socialist state run by a Communist Party of 90 million members.That’s why the Chinese economy has rapidly grown even since the outbreak of capitalism’s latest economic crisis in 2008.Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton claim to oppose the TPP, although Clinton had earlier called it the “gold standard” of trade pacts. Super racist Trump wants to pit U.S. workers against even poorer workers in Asia, Africa and Latin America.“Free trade” treaties like the TPP and the North American Free Trade Agreement are really colonial trade agreements. NAFTA stole hundreds of thousands of factory jobs from U.S. workers and exploits lower-paid Mexican workers in maquiladoras.But the biggest victims of NAFTA were millions of Mexican farming families forced off their land by the cheap corn exports from U.S. agribusiness.Only the solidarity of workers everywhere will be able to fight back against the capitalist monopolies.Pills cost pennies; profits cost livesNeither Trump nor Clinton points out that the TPP will protect the super profits of pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Merck. According to D.G. Shah, secretary general of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, the TPP would allow drug patents to be extended by at least five years.This prevents affordable generic versions from being sold. The Swiss drug outfit Novartis extended its patent on the high-priced Gleevec cancer medication even longer. (Intellectual Property Watch, Feb. 12, 2015)Protecting drug company profits at the expense of human life is nothing new for U.S. capitalist politicians. In 1998, President Bill Clinton fired 14 cruise missiles at the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Sudan, destroying the African country’s only maker of anti-tuberculosis drugs.Vice President Albert Gore told South African President Nelson Mandela that the U.S. wouldn’t tolerate legislation providing lower-cost drugs to fight HIV/AIDS.The liberation hero Mandela — who was captured by the apartheid regime in 1962 with information supplied by the CIA — wouldn’t back down and was sued by U.S. and European drug giants.Anthony Podesta was a top lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which also sued Mandela. (Guardian, Dec. 18, 1999) His brother and former business partner John Podesta was then President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and is currently Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.Black America and the PhilippinesThe capitalist media also went overtime on the sexist remark made by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte towards President Barack Obama. This was particularly unfortunate, since it allowed racists to ridicule the only Black president in U.S. history. Duterte later apologized.President Duterte’s popularity in his country is based on being the first Philippine leader in a century to refuse to bow down to U.S. imperialism. Duterte has resumed peace talks with the leftist National Democratic Front and has demanded that U.S. Special Forces leave Mindanao province.Duterte has also released from prison liberation fighters Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Tiamzon, the alleged military leaders of the New People’s Army. The NPA has declared a cease-fire. The two released prisoners have joined the peace talks being conducted with the Philippine military in Europe.None of these actions is to the liking of the brass hats in the Pentagon.African Americans and Filipinos share a common heritage of being victims of racist mass murder. After the U.S. declared war on Spain in 1898, the McKinley administration urged Philippine independence leader Emilio Aguinaldo to return to the Philippines, then a Spanish colony. Philippine freedom fighters soon defeated the Spanish colonial army and surrounded Manila.President McKinley double-crossed Aguinaldo and declared the Philippines a U.S. colony. One million Filipinos were killed by U.S. Army massacres and disease. Gen. Jacob Smith declared, “I want no prisoners, I wish you to kill and burn: the more you kill and burn, the better you will please me.”These massacres went hand-in-hand with at least a hundred African Americans being lynched annually in the early 1900s. The favorite term of U.S. racists for Filipinos was “n——r.” (U.S. War Crimes in the Philippines, worldfuturefund.org)McKinley’s double-cross of Filipinos was like the betrayal of African Americans in 1877, when President Rutherford Hayes ended Reconstruction and returned the South to racist rule.During the 1898 war, David Fagen was one of the Black GIs who went over to fight for Philippine freedom. U.S. officers put a price of $800 on the African American’s head and some reports say he was executed, although others say he escaped. (“The Philippine War — A Conflict of Conscience for African Americans,” National Park Service, 2016)Long live the unity of African-American and Philippine freedom fighters. Black and Filipino lives matter!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Credits Trade Negotiators on USMCA Break Previous articleDecember WASDE Report Mostly UnchangedNext articleExtreme Weather Leads to Silage Mycotoxin Concerns Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 10, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached to move USMCA towards passage. Pelosi took credit for crafting the deal, but Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said it was U.S. trade negotiators that finally broke an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico.“Ambassador Lighthizer was working very hard last week, and hopefully we’ve gotten some resolution between what the enforceability provisions that had been wanted by some and Mexico,” said Perdue.Perdue said it was the issue of enforceability of the agreement that was the final sticking point.“Honestly I think these enforceability arguments have been more of a smokescreen of a delay than anything else,” he said.Washington sources say the House could pass the final trade agreement before the Christmas recess. SHARE Facebook Twitter Perdue Credits Trade Negotiators on USMCA Break