Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group (NMG.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (NMG.rw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm)  2018 abridged results.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

Barnes to continue service as treasurer of General Convention

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing General Convention 2015, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church Treasurer N. Kurt Barnes. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Kurt Barnes will remain the treasurer of the General Convention after the House of Bishops voted to re-elect him on June 30.A day earlier, the House of Deputies narrowly elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover, the only other nominee running against Barnes. Glover received 414 votes and Barnes received 400. From the bishops, Barnes received 102 votes and Glover received 48.In the event that the houses don’t concur on the election of the treasurer, the current incumbent retains his or her position.Barnes became treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society in 2004 and assumed the role of treasurer of the General Convention at the same time.Barnes’ career has spanned finance and investment in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Barnes has worked as a RAND Corporation economist, a Time Inc. corporate planner, an editor of Fortune Magazine, an Inco Limited finance officer, and with Morgan Stanley Asset Management. He has assisted Amnesty International in restructuring its financial management and investment committee.“I have a passion for efficiency and effectiveness in carrying out God’s mission, which means recognizing the fiduciary responsibility to work collaboratively for the entire church, without favoring individual groups, and while avoiding duplication of activities,” Barnes said in the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations’ report to convention. “I hope that with patience and the ability to explain complicated subjects simply, I can continue to serve the church in multiple roles.”Every regular meeting of the General Convention elects a treasurer who may also be treasurer of the Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service People, Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention, Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Barnes to continue service as treasurer of General Convention Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Program Budget & Finance Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL By ENS staffPosted Jul 1, 2015 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tagslast_img read more

Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at meeting…

first_imgAnglican women to make case for economic empowerment at meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe.Delegations from the Anglican Communion and the Mothers’ Union will be attending the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. There will also be 20 delegates from the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.Full article. Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 UNCSW, Ronald Davin says: Comments (2) Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 23, 2017 at 8:39 am In all too many cases American males are fighting with their wives to get $ 10.00 for the day or two, and now we find out it is the women who need economic empowerment ? Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted Feb 22, 2017 Women’s Ministry Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY February 23, 2017 at 9:59 am It has been proved raise up a woman, raise up her family. This is neither and either or but both. It seems that there is a lot of hurt behind your words. Please make the time to speak with each other and listen to each other. As a representative to the 60th UN conference it does take family’s, communities small and large, the state or province, the country working together. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Judith Lane Gregpry says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 last_img read more

Orange County budget nears $4 billion, but increase is only 18%…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate $4.44 Millage rate remains the same for 28 yearsBy Bryan NelsonOrange County Commissioner, District 2As the largest government in central Florida, Orange County spends a lot of money – almost $4 billion a year. That’s three times as much as the city of Orlando, and more than 30 times as much as the city of Apopka.This is your money. That’s why, as my colleagues and I on the Orange County Board of County Commissioners work on a new budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, we’re making sure to write a fiscally conservative spending plan that makes key investments in the areas that will most improve our quality of life.   Over the past four years, our budget has increased less than 18%.The most important news first: We will not raise your taxes. Orange County’s 2017-18 budget will keep the countywide millage rate flat at a less than $4.44 for every $1,000 in taxable value. (For perspective: Someone who owns a home with a taxable value of $150,000 would pay around $665, under the county’s tax rate.)  We have not raised property taxes in over 28 years.Orange County Commissioner     Bryan NelsonPartially because of our fiscally conservative policies, Orange County’s economy is in great shape. Tourism is booming, construction is humming along and more people and businesses are choosing to move here. All that economic activity means that property values and property-tax collections will rise, even as we hold the line on our tax rate. Altogether, Orange County expects to collect around $532 million in property taxes in 2017-18 – a $47 million (10%) increase over this past year’s collections.Property taxes are the county’s most important source of revenue, but they are far from the only one. The county’s sales-tax collections are expected to reach $172 million in 2017-18, a $5 million increase. The tourist development tax, which is charged on hotel and motel rooms, should generate $240 million, also a $5 million increase. And the impact fees we charge on new development to pay for water and sewer service, police and fire, and transportation and parks are expected to produce $47.4 million — a $13.5 million increase. All of this is evidence that our economic approach in Orange County is working.Now, a $4 billion budget sounds big. And it is. But it’s not quite as big as you might think, in one key respect. Most of the money that the county collects is tightly restricted in terms of how it can be spent. Gas taxes, for instance, can only be spent on transportation improvements and maintenance.  We collect approximately $42 million from the gas tax, which has remained relatively flat for the last 14 years. And payments to Orange County Utilities stay within the utility department, which we run as if it were a standalone private business.Only about one-quarter of Orange County’s budget — $900 million out of $3.956 billion – is in what we call the “general fund.” That’s the pot of money where the county has the most latitude in terms of deciding how and where to spend it. And that’s where you should look if you want to get a sense of Orange County’s biggest priorities.And what are our priorities? Well, there is none bigger than public safety, which will get 45 percent of the general fund next year – that’s nearly $1 out of every $2 we’re spending! Public safety includes the sheriff’s office, fire rescue, ambulance service, the jail, the medical examiner and consumer fraud. Our budget will include money for more than 50 new deputies, three dozen new firefighters, upgrades to our public-safety radio network and a new K-9 facility for the sheriff’s office.Another big priority for us is human services, where we care for the most vulnerable people in our county and which will get more than 10 percent of Orange County’s general-fund spending. This category includes social services and programs, such as Head Start, which focuses on early childhood education, and Great Oaks Village, our foster-care facility for children. Our human services budget even includes money to begin work on a new shelter for lost and abandoned pets and three more employees in mosquito control, where we continue to protect against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.In upcoming issues, I’ll provide you with more details about how Orange County plans to spend your money, on everything from law enforcement to arts and culture. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t ever hesitate to contact my office at [email protected] You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleOrange County pet adoptions hits record highNext articleStupid is as stupid does Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Prop Paul James scores twice as Ospreys beat Scarlets

first_imgWednesday Dec 30, 2009 Prop Paul James scores twice as Ospreys beat Scarlets Opreys prop Paul James scored twice as his side achieved a hard-fought 21-14 win over the Scarlets in the Welsh derby at Parc y Scarlets on Boxing Day.James, who was later named Man of the Match for his efforts, scored either side of half time as the hosts fell to their seventh loss in nine outings.Three second half penalties from Dan Biggar gave the visitors a commanding lead, despite trailing 9-7 at halftime. The match was competitive though, as the first capacity crowd at the new stadium lifted the Scarlets to a late try through Johnathan Edwards, helping them pickup a losing bonus point.James dived over for his first try after a promising attack from Tommy Bowe and Dan Biggar led to a lineout. The prop picked up the scrappy ball and sniffed out the tryline with the attacking instinct of a wing.His second was just as impressive, as he found himself stationed out wide before the ball arrived at his toes, which he judged beautifully, before the big dive over the whitewash.Great effort from the big guy, and an enjoyable match overall. Time: 04:00ADVERTISEMENT 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Prop Paul James scores twice as Ospreys beat Scarlets | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Two new senior account directors at Occam

first_img 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two new senior account directors at Occam Database solutions provider Occam has appointed Michele Luckwell and Mary-Anne Partridge as Senior Account Directors.Michele Luckwell joins Occam from E3 Media where she was a commercial director responsible for the management of the new business and client services team. Before that, she was National Sales Manager at Brann. She brings experience in CRM consulting, call centre outsourcing and integrated marketing. She will also provide solutions for new and existing clients across a wide range of channels. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 10 August 2003 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mary-Anne Partridge has spent the last 11 years working in the charity and agency sector. She has held positions at Pell & Bales, Ogilvy & Mather, Concern and NCDL. Prior to joining Occam she was the Fundraising Manager for the RSPB. She has experience in all aspects of donor recruitment and development so will work to help build stronger alliances with the company’s charity clients.last_img read more

Jobs, globalization and election promises

first_imgThe question of what has happened to jobs in the United States is of course of the utmost concern to millions of workers here. It has been proven in study after study that the percentage of decent-paying jobs has been steadily declining for a long time. And when — not if — the financial markets go through another crisis, the pressure on jobs and wages is sure to grow even more acute.This fact is so broadly acknowledged that high-profile candidates in this year’s presidential election have focused on it, knowing what they have to say will appeal to many voters. The Trump and Sanders campaigns are of course very different in their approach to this question — Trump stirring up chauvinism and hatred of “foreigners” whom he blames for the loss of jobs, Sanders calling for making it harder for corporations to move their manufacturing and assembly operations offshore.Both, however, ignore the real reason behind the decline in jobs. A recent report verifies that manufacturing jobs are not just being moved to lower-wage countries, they are actually “disappearing.” And it’s not only in the developed imperialist countries.In an April 26 New York Times article titled “The Mirage of a Return to Manufacturing Greatness,” Eduardo Porter writes that mechanization of agriculture has eliminated millions of farm workers’ jobs here. He adds, “In America’s factories, jobs are inevitably disappearing, too. But despite the political rhetoric, the problem is not mainly globalization. Manufacturing jobs are on the decline in factories around the world.“‘The observation is uncontroversial,’ said Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel-winning economist at Columbia University. ‘Global employment in manufacturing is going down because productivity increases are exceeding increases in demand for manufactured products by a significant amount.’ …“No matter how high the tariffs Mr. Trump wants to raise to encircle the American economy, he will not be able to produce a manufacturing renaissance at home. Neither would changing tax rules to limit corporate flight from the United States, as Mrs. Clinton proposes. …“Over the course of the 20th century, farm employment in the United States dropped to 2 percent of the work force from 41 percent, even as output soared. Since 1950, manufacturing’s share has shrunk to 8.5 percent of nonfarm jobs, from 24 percent. It still has a ways to go.“The shrinking of manufacturing employment is global. In other words, strategies to restore manufacturing jobs in one country will amount to destroying them in another, in a worldwide zero-sum game.“The loss of such jobs has created plenty of problems in the United States. For the countless workers living in less developed reaches of the world, though, it adds up to a potential disaster.” Don’t dare mention the ‘C’ word!The elephant in the room that none of the establishment political parties address is that capitalism has entered a stage when technology has become so advanced that human labor is being reduced to a minimum in many areas of the economy, from agriculture to mining to the manufacture and assembly of millions of different commodities — and even to providing services.Just a few decades ago, the changes in the economy were hailed by bourgeois pundits as supposedly ushering in a new prosperity, in which blue-collar workers would be retrained to provide service jobs that machines couldn’t handle. The promise was that everyone would become “middle class” — that is, relatively prosperous and able to find work in less dangerous, dirty and tedious jobs. How quickly things change! Today, the lament is that this supposed “middle class” — in reality, the workers who earn a wage adequate to raise a family — is disappearing.What has changed is not at all difficult to understand if we apply Marxism to the task. In fact, a number of books have been written on the subject, beginning back in 1986 with the publication of “High Tech, Low Pay” by Workers World founding chairperson Sam Marcy and continuing with “Low-Wage Capitalism” in 2008 and “Capitalism at a Dead End” in 2012, both by WW contributing editor Fred Goldstein. All three books apply a Marxist, class-struggle approach to understanding what is happening and how to fight in the interests of the working class. (See workers.org.)‘High tech, low pay’Written at a time when the euphoria and promises of a better life for all through computer-driven technological change still permeated bourgeois economics, Marcy’s book showed that the opposite was happening in the United States — that the introduction of high technology in many industries was already, even in the 1980s, pulling down wages and de-skilling much of the workforce.  Goldstein’s books deal with what is now so apparent — the globalization of the production and distribution of commodities. That has brought hundreds of millions of workers into competition in a worldwide labor market just as the number of available jobs is shrinking.What drives this new stage of capitalism is what has always driven capitalist innovation: the competition for profits. With the new technologies available, the biggest capitalist monopolies that have the means to introduce labor-saving devices on a massive scale — robots, computer-driven assembly lines, GPS tracking devices, etc. — can undercut their competitors by shedding labor.In Marxist terms, this means a greater investment in constant capital, i.e., plants, equipment, raw products — and a smaller investment in variable capital, i.e., wages. Wages are “variable” depending on the class struggle, or how much the bosses can squeeze out of the workers. But wages cannot fall below the actual cost of reproducing the workers themselves — or the workers will either die or rebel. And, as Marxism shows, it is from human labor that the capitalists extract their profits.More dead capital, less living capitalThe rise of modern capitalism has seen a huge shift in the composition of capital, that is, the percentage of constant or dead capital (equipment, materials, plants, etc.) versus variable, or living, capital (wages). More than a century ago, the amount of capital needed to set up a factory or other business was not so great in relation to the amount spent on workers’ wages. In other words, it didn’t take a lot of capital to go into business, and once the company was up and running it earned more than enough to pay  wages.Today, however, it takes a hell of a lot of money to start up most businesses. Let’s look at one such business for a minute, for it tells us a lot about how capitalism functions today.Just a decade ago, a teenage undocumented immigrant from Mexico named Jordi Muñoz made it to San Diego, Calif. Muñoz is a computer genius, a self-styled nerd who was able, practically on his own with very little formal schooling, to invent a workable drone. He picked up much of his knowledge by going online and discussing with the “open source” community how to program various things.Muñoz didn’t have any money, but his technical expertise was so impressive that he got financial backing to start producing drones and set up a company called 3D Robotics. Eventually, rich people invested more than $100 million in his company, and today it is manufacturing nonmilitary drones in the U.S. and Mexico. Muñoz, of course, must feel very happy that his incredible talent has helped produce jobs for his fellow Mexicans.But here’s the kicker to this “success story.” This company, now valued at more than $3 billion, has created jobs for about 60 people in Mexico and 90 in the U.S.Sixty Mexican jobs! Compare that to the many millions of Mexicans in farm families who have been uprooted because they couldn’t compete with low-cost, mechanized U.S. agriculture, which has flooded their country since the NAFTA trade agreement went into effect in 1994.Next: Why exploiting fewer workers leads to a declining rate of profit. There’s only one way out, but it’s not popular on Wall Street.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mexico. Shooting attack on murdered journalist’s daughter in Veracruz state

first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more News Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more AmericasMexico Protecting journalists DisappearancesViolence Mireya Ulloa, the editorial director of the newspaper La Opinión de Poza Rica, narrowly survived a murder attempt on 11 March outside her home in Poza Rica, a city 25 km west of Papantla. Two other women journalists, Maria Esther Cansimbe and Adela Octubre, have been missing in Mexico since 2009 and 2012 respectively. May 26, 2020 Mexico. Shooting attack on murdered journalist’s daughter in Veracruz state The Veracruz police investigating her murder have carried out several arrests and recognize that it was directly linked to her reporting. In 2019, a total of ten journalists were killed in connection with their work in Mexico, which is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers. It is ranked 144th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. A few hours after the 23 May shooting, De Luna Ferral posted an open letter on the website to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Veracruz governor Cuitláhuac García Jiménez in which she wrote: “Thank God that an angel watches over me and that my bodyguards and I survived this attack.” She reiterated her call for her mother’s killers to be brought to justice “because I am very afraid for my and my family’s lives.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mexican authorities to reinforce the protection being provided to María Fernanda de Luna Ferral, a recently murdered journalist’s daughter who was herself the target of a shooting attack on 23 May despite having an armed escort at the time. to go further Help by sharing this information AmericasMexico Protecting journalists DisappearancesViolence Organisation RSF_en Ferral Hernández, who was gunned down in the street in Papantla, another small town in the north of Veracruz state, was the Papantla correspondent of the regional newspapers Diario de Xalapa and El Heraldo de Poza Rica as well as founder and editor of Quinto Poder de Veracruz. She often covered kidnappings and enforced disappearances, some of which were blamed on the local police. “We hail the bravery of María Fernanda de Luna Ferral’s bodyguards and call on the Federal Protection Mechanism to carry out a risk assessment and provide her and her family with more protection,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “The Veracruz judicial authorities must also identify the perpetrators and instigators of her mother’s murder as quickly as possible.” NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Encontacto.mx A law student, De Luna Ferral decided to take over the running of Quinto Poder de Veracruz, the news website founded by her mother, María Elena Ferral Hernández, shortly after her mother’s murder on 30 March. She has been receiving protection and living in a supervised residence in Xalapa since the start of April. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Follow the news on Mexico De Luna Ferral’s car came under fire from gunmen in another vehicle shortly before 11 a.m. in the small town of Gutiérrez Zamora, in the north of the state of Veracruz, as she was on her way to the state capital, Xalapa. She survived thanks to the bodyguards provided by the state of Veracruz, who fired back, repelling the attackers.last_img read more

Moroccan authorities urged to release Ali Anouzla

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Comité pour la protection des journalistesAfrica Freedom of Information CentreAliansi Jurnalis Independen (Alliance of Independent Journalists)Arabic Network for Human Rights InformationARTICLE 19Association Mondiale des Journaux et des Éditeurs de Médias d’InformationAssociation of Caribbean Media WorkersBahrain Center for Human RightsCambodian Center for Human RightsCanadian Journalists for Free ExpressionCartoonists Rights Network InternationalCenter for Media Freedom and ResponsibilityEgyptian Organization For Human RightsElectronic Frontier FoundationEspacio PúblicoFondation MaharatFondation pour les Médias en Afrique de l’OuestFoundation for Press FreedomFreedom HouseGlobe InternationalIndependent Journalism Center – MoldovaIndex on CensorshipInitiative for Freedom of Expression – TurkeyInstituto Prensa y Sociedad de VenezuelaInstitut Studi Arus Informasi (Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information)International Press InstituteInternational Publishers AssociationJournaliste en dangerMedia, Entertainment and Arts AllianceMedia Rights AgendaNorwegian PENPacific Islands News AssociationPEN InternationalPublic Association “Journalists”Reporters sans frontièresSouth East European Network for Professionalization of MediaUnion des Journalistes de l’Afrique de l’OuestWorld Press Freedom CommitteeAssociation Vigilance pour la democratie et l’Etat civiqueAssociation tunisienne des femmes democratesAdala (Association justice), MoroccoAssociation marocaine pour le journalisme d’investigationAssemblée des citoyens, MoroccoCentre de Tunis pour la liberte de la presseCentre for Law and Democracy (CLD)Community Media SolutionsFree Press UnlimitedFront Line DefendersGulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR)International Media Support (IMS)Ligue Tunisienne de defense des droits de l’hommeMedia Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)Nawaat.orgRegional Center for Training and Development of Civil Society, Sudan Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara The following is a letter signed by over 50 organisations, initiated by the Committee to Protect Journalists and International Media Support, calling on Moroccan authorities to free jailed editor Ali Anouzla:Open appeal to the Moroccan authoritiesOver 50 freedom of expression organisations call for immediate release of Moroccan editor Ali Anouzla20 September 2013 – We, the undersigned press freedom and freedom of expression organisations call on the authorities in Morocco to immediately release Ali Anouzla, editor of the Arabic edition of the news website Lakome, who was arrested on 17 September 2013, in connection with an article published on his website.According to information available to us, police arrested Ali Anouzla at his home and seized computers and hard drives from the journalist’s home and the offices of Lakome. We understand that the journalist is currently being held in Casablanca, pending charges.Anouzla was arrested in connection with a 13 September news article published on the Arabic edition of Lakome, which included a link to a video posted on the website of the leading Spanish daily El País. The video, embedded from YouTube, allegedly sharply criticized King Mohammed VI of Morocco, accusing him of despotism and corruption, and called on Moroccan youth to engage in jihad. YouTube has since removed the video.While Lakome’s article was critical of the video, on 17 September, Morocco’s general prosecutor stated that the video was “a clear invitation and a direct incitement to take part in acts of terrorism in the Moroccan kingdom” and that publishing threats from Al-Qaeda was a criminal action. He added that victims of terrorist attacks in Morocco had requested the authorities to initiate a judicial investigation into several newspapers that had reposted the video. However, Lakome did not post the video itself, but only a link to a website containing the video.The Moroccan Ministry of Justice also reportedly said it would take legal action against El País.The French edition of Lakome also published an article on the same day as the Arabic edition that included a direct link to the YouTube video, but its editor has reportedly not faced any official charges or harassment in connection with the article.We are concerned that Ali Anouzla was singled out for linking to media content, which was already widely available through other sources, and that the Moroccan authorities may decide to prosecute him under the country’s sweeping anti-terrorism law, which has been criticised for failing to uphold international fair trial guarantees.We also remind the Moroccan authorities that under international legal standards, restriction of the right to freedom of expression for reasons of national security, including under anti-terrorism legislation, must meet certain conditions known as the “three-part test” developed by the UN Human Rights Committee. National security cannot be used as a pretext for imposing vague or arbitrary limitations, such as in this case, and may only be invoked when there exists adequate safeguards and effective remedies against abuse. As highlighted in the Johannesburg Principles, developed in 1995 by a group of international experts, expression may be regarded as a threat to national security only if a government can demonstrate that the expression is intended to incite imminent violence; is likely to incite such violence; and that there is a direct and immediate connection between the expression and the likelihood or occurrence of such violence.Lakome is well known for its extensive coverage of corruption and abuses within the Moroccan government since its establishment in 2010. Anouzla has been investigated multiple times by the Moroccan authorities in connection with the website’s coverage, most recently in June after he accused the Moroccan intelligence services of instigating a smear campaign against him.We call on the Moroccan authorities to immediately release Ali Anouzla and allow the country’s media to participate in public debate on issues of great public concern to Morocco.Sincerely, June 8, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information September 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Moroccan authorities urged to release Ali Anouzla News Receive email alerts News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 15, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists to go furtherlast_img read more