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Forth to open books after £745m offer

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 8:36 pm Forth to open books after £745m offer whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org FORTH Ports yesterday received a takeover approach valuing the operator at £745m from its largest shareholder, Arcus European Infrastructure Fund, and has given Arcus access to its books.Forth Ports, which owns and operates seven commercial ports in the UK, said following talks Arcus had made an indicative conditional offer worth 1,630p per Forth Ports share not already owned by Arcus, which has a 23.5 per cent stake in the company.Arcus has also offered to pay a 20p per share dividend in respect of Forth’s 2010 performance, which would be paid prior to completion of any offer, Forth said.“On the basis of this indicative proposal, the board has agreed that Arcus can undertake certain confirmatory due diligence,” Britain’s only listed ports company said yesterday.Shares in Forth Ports, which have risen 13 per cent in the last month, closed up 5.38 per cent at 1605p.“Although 1,650p is only an 8.3 per cent premium compared to Friday’s close (1,523p), the Forth Ports share price has been unusually strong of late, up 14 per cent in the past month,” said Arbuthnot analyst Gerald Khoo. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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New France kit revealed – Video

first_imgThe complete collection will be available to buy from 1st August 2011 and fans can pre-order from today.  Visit www.nikestore.com/rugby LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Thierry Dusatoir and Imanol Harinordoquy model the 2011 France KitIt certainly is the week for new rugby kits as World Cup fever starts to build across the globe. The home kit is a combination of both royal and dark blue, inspired by the jerseys worn by the French Rugby team for two great victories over the All Blacks in 1999 and 2007. In addition, both kits feature the motif ‘France’ on the inside of the shirts, a tricolour trim and a 3D grip zone on the chest to enhance ball grip.Meanwhile the new change kit is white and sky blue, using the same asymmetric blending of colours as the home kit to create a shirt that is sleek in its design.The jerseys are engineered to improve athlete performance; with an innovative tight fit design to aid movement and Nike Dri-FIT technology to keep players cool and comfortable on-pitch. The design inspiration celebrates French rugby heritage whilst being modern in style.center_img The French will their typical swagger launched their new, very traditional, Nike kit with a high quality video. Watch it below and let us know what you think of the new kit. Will it help them beat New Zealand in the pool stages in the World Cup?Check out the launch here…last_img read more

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Roseanne, NFL owners, and the 2018 Florida race for the Senate:…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Episode 33From Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg Jackson Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleChamber hires new Business Development/Membership DirectorNext articleBreaking News: Apopka woman charged with stabbing two victims Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, with the Roseanne debacle and NFL owners changing course to require players to stand during the playing of the National Anthem, the “Dynamic Duo” will lead a very real discussion on free speech and employers’ rights to impose rules.Also, with the DNC donating money to Florida’s Democratic leaders to attract Hispanic voters and a Florida Democratic U.S. Senator saying he will do nothing to motivate African-American voters for the upcoming election, Rod and Greg will explore the declining power of the Black vote, as well as the #Vote4PeopleNotParty movement to see how those will affect the 2018 midterm elections.Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is Central Florida’s leading results-oriented radio talk show … This is a can’t miss show that will blow your mind! Please enter your comment! *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, now on its 24th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Cops kill again

first_imgThe crimes and abuses of police in the United States are still far from being halted. The Black Lives Matter movement has performed a service to all who suffer from these abuses by putting this issue on the front burner.This can be seen in the latest police atrocity in North Carolina, which added a new dimension to the confrontation between workers and oppressed peoples and the repressive state apparatus.When a state trooper pulled over a driver on Aug. 18 for allegedly speeding, there was no reason to expect tragedy.But the driver was Daniel Harris, a member of the Deaf community, who could not hear the state cop’s orders and who used American Sign Language to try to communicate.The cop gunned down Harris.The Deaf community’s reactions to this killing showed that this was far from a rare tragedy.The National Association of the Deaf’s Vice President Melissa Draganac-Hawk noted that Harris wasn’t the first Deaf person “who was wrongfully shot by the police.” (time.com, Aug. 24)An article in GQ magazine posted Aug. 24 had the title, “The Deaf Are the Unheard Victims of Police Brutality, Until Now.” Its author writes of other confrontations, from Washington state to Florida, in which police killed Deaf people for not obeying orders or for shouting. (tinyurl.com/ho9ybdx)Those problems stem directly from the inability of the police to even recognize, let alone communicate with, Deaf people or people who are hard of hearing. To show the extent of the problem, a Facebook photo showed a Deaf man with his car sticker: “I’m Deaf, I’m Not Carrying a Weapon, Please Don’t Shoot.” It went viral.More than just insensitivity, the role of the police as enforcers of 21st century capitalist society determines their atrocities, just as the roots of today’s police as enforcers of the 19th century slavocracy inform their racism. Cops occupy the communities of peoples of color and feel free to kill without punishment. Their unpunished, trigger-happy actions condition their confrontations with any worker, and especially anyone they consider different based on capitalist society’s discrimination against and oppression of them.What the Black Lives Matter movement has done is open a door, not only to resist all the abuses, but to question the cops’ role in society. It has opened a space for Deaf people, for people with disabilities, for all workers to raise protests against the police, as the National Association of the Deaf has done following the killing of Harris.As Marxists, we at Workers World know that there is no role for the police — a specialized armed force protecting capitalist property — in the socialist society we work every day to create.Black lives matter! Daniel Harris’ life matters!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The fight to free Mumia enters historic new phase

first_imgFor decades, the movement to release African-American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has been on the front lines in the fight against white supremacy and capitalist mass incarceration. Generations of new revolutionaries have grown up in this struggle, and Mumia’s longtime supporters have in turn become their mentors as the most creative and seasoned organizers of the progressive movement. Now in 2019, thanks to these activists, a historic new phase of the struggle has begun.Abu-Jamal’s legal team filed new briefs this month as part of recently won appellate rights, granted by the courts in late 2018. The new filings reveal concrete evidence of gross prosecutorial misconduct on the part of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office and its clear collaboration with the city’s notorious police department to frame Mumia for the 1981 shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.A press release from attorneys Judith Ritter and Sam Spital on Sept. 9 read, “This week, Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a brief in PA Superior Court to support his claim that his 1982 trial was fundamentally unfair in violation of the Constitution. For example, he argues that the prosecution failed to disclose evidence as required and discriminated against African Americans when selecting the jury. And, his lawyer did not adequately challenge the State’s witnesses. “Mr. Abu-Jamal also filed a motion containing new evidence of constitutional violations such as promises by the prosecutor to pay or give leniency to two witnesses. There is also new evidence of racial discrimination in jury selection.”The brief describes how prosecutor Joseph McGill kept meticulous notes on the race and gender of possible jurors, raising serious questions about racial discrimination in jury selection. This remains a common tactic and was described in an infamous 1986 training video in which McGill’s colleague senior prosecutor Jack McMahon instructs Philadelphia prosecutors, “Blacks from low-income areas are less likely to convict. … You don’t want those people on your jury.”The district attorney who argued for Mumia’s guilt also withheld evidence from the defense team, a violation of the Brady doctrine which requires prosecutors to turn over all possible exculpatory evidence to a defendant’s lawyers. In this case, Mumia and his lawyers were not made aware of apparent agreements made between the DA and the state’s key witness, Robert Chobert, that in return for his testimony the city would look into reinstating Chobert’s driver’s license.A blatant frame-up This is only one example of improper contact between the district attorney and two key witnesses who Mumia’s supporters claim were induced to give false testimony. The brief states, “Abu-Jamal’s capital trial was fundamentally unfair and tainted by serious constitutional violations. Mr. Abu-Jamal respectfully requests that this Court remand the case to the Court of Common Pleas so that Mr. Abu-Jamal may litigate the claims arising from this new evidence.”The new evidence surfaced after Judge Leon Tucker ruled in favor of Mumia and granted him a new appeal late in December 2018. Days later, current DA Larry Krasner claims to have stumbled across boxes of evidence related to Mumia’s case, including correspondence between Chobert and McGill.“Here’s another example of why Mumia shoulda been home,” MOVE Organization’s Minister of Confrontation Pam Africa stated. “An example of police and prosecutorial misconduct. That evidence has been there for years. It should have been in trial records but it was hidden. What else is hidden besides the few things that we have right here?” Larry Krasner, who assumed office in 2017 after campaigning as a progressive reformer, has consistently fought to keep the evidence hidden and to keep an innocent man Abu-Jamal behind bars. Only after a massive outcry from his supporters and former campaign workers did Krasner drop his challenge to Tucker’s ruling. This demonstrates the serious limits of what establishment progressives and law-and-order Democrats are interested in working toward. But it also proves that there is no limit to what can be accomplished through coordinated mass action and that our struggle will not be won in the courts or in the chambers of city hall, but in the streets.The movement also won a huge victory in September when Mumia, who suffers from severe health problems due to the toxic and deadly conditions of U.S. prisons, was finally allowed to have cataract surgery. His eyesight had become so bad that Mumia said he was functionally blind before surgery.MOVE 9 members releasedThis new phase of the battle to release Mumia comes on the heels of the release in recent years of five members of the MOVE 9, a group of Black radicals who like Mumia were framed for the murder of a police officer. Michael, Debbie, Janet, Janine, and Eddie Africa have all walked free after over 40 years of false imprisonment.“If they deal with this issue honestly, they’ll have to release [Mumia] because they know what they did was wrong,” said Eddie, as quoted in the press release.Janine Africa also commented “I just got released from prison after 41 years in May. I want to say everyone worked hard to bring Mumia home so he can be taken care of and get proper medical care, and he don’t deserve to be in jail from the beginning.”Basym Hassan, Philadelphia political activist, said “The district attorney clearly violated Mumia’s constitutional rights by withholding clear evidence that should have been exposed from the beginning. Throughout the entire process of Mumia’s approaching the scene up until today’s current developments, the law has not been applied as it was created—​to get to the truth of the matter. Hopefully, Mumia will get a retrial and the truth will finally get told. We await his release from hell.”This historic new phase in Mumia’s legal defense must be joined by a mobilization in the streets that is equally unparalleled. At a time when Mumia’s health is under such threat, when legal proof of his innocence is so clearly outlined, renewed international pressure is needed more than ever.The release of Mumia Abu-Jamal would be a victory heralded internationally, a symbol of what the workers of the U.S. are capable of achieving. Reverberations would not only impact Philadelphia but every U.S. city. It would be a well-deserved rebuke to every racist cop in this country, to the neo-fascist warmongers in the White House and indeed to the entire system of capitalism dominated by white supremacy.Free Mumia, Free Delbert and Chuck Africa, Free All Prisoners! Close the camps, close the prisons!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Mixed Reaction as EPA Releases Final 2018 RVO

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Mixed Reaction as EPA Releases Final 2018 RVO Mixed-reaction-to-RVO-levelsPleased in some ways but not satisfied in others sums up renewable industry reaction to EPA’s final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018, released Thursday. EPA kept the 15 billion gallons requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol in place. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen was happy with that.“We think that keeps the program on track and we appreciate EPA having listened to the tens of thousands of farmers and ethanol producers and others who commented to EPA to stay the course with respect to conventional,” Dinneen said. “It did also increase slightly the cellulosic ethanol number to 288 million gallons, which is an improvement over what had been proposed, and we are thankful that again they did listen to the comments that were received on that issue.”But Dinneen says the disappointment is knowing they could have done more. EPA biomass-based diesel volumes were kept the same for 2019 compared to 2018, and advanced biofuels volumes for 2018 were raise slightly over the 2017 number.The American Soybean Association and National Biodiesel Board’s chief operating officer Doug Whitehead called those decisions a missed opportunity.“It’s a subtle, very small increase, basically flat on the advanced side,” Whitehead said. “So, what we’ve been saying in letters to the President through our champions to the EPA, we’ve been saying that a flat number would be a negative signal to our industry.”EPA’s total renewable fuel volume is 19.29 billion gallons, and 4.29 billion gallons of that is advanced biofuel. The 2018 total RFS volume finalized Thursday is a minor 10 million-gallon increase over the 2017 standards, and a modest increase of 50 million gallons over the 2018 volumes originally proposed by EPA in July. SHARE Mixed Reaction as EPA Releases Final 2018 RVO SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Nov 30, 2017 Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleClosing Comments Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Authorities urged to free journalist sentenced to 12 years in jail

first_img Help by sharing this information March 9, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further RSF_en Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News June 8, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Saudi Arabia April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the 12-year jail sentence that a Riyadh court has passed on Wadji Al-Ghazzawi, the owner of Al-Fajr TV and host of a programme called “Al-Fadfada” (Relaxed Conversation), for accusing Saudi Arabia of links with terrorism and Al-Qaeda in particular.In its 4 February sentence, the court also banned Ghazzawi from leaving the country for 20 years after completing his jail sentence and from ever appearing on television again.“This extremely harsh sentence shows how intolerant the authorities are towards any form of criticism or outspoken comment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The government’s recent decisions on Internet usage have also flouted freedom of information.“We urge the authorities to release all imprisoned news and information providers, drop all charges against them and to end the draconian Internet control and censorship policies.”Arrested on 12 August 2012, Ghazzawi was convicted of inciting sedition, “disobeying the sovereign” and defaming the state and judicial institutions in the programme in which he talked of regime links to Al-Qaeda. Al-Fajr TV has been closed since August 2011.He was also charged with posting excerpts of the programme online, contacting an unnamed enemy of Saudi Arabia and receiving a suspicious sum of money from this enemy.“Al-Fadfada,” which Ghazzawi launched in 2011, was one of the few TV programmes to criticize the way Saudi Arabia is governed. He hosted seven instalments – called “Intellectual terrorism,” “Institutional religion,” “Government corruption,” “Slavery and humiliation,” “Poll results,” “Saudi Arabia and terrorism” and “Confiscated nation” – before the station was shut down.Internet surveillance meanwhile keeps on being stepped up. ANHRI, a human rights NGO, reported on 10 February that 41 websites containing criticism of the government would be closed within days by the Saudi culture and information ministry on the grounds that they had not complied with legislation requiring them to be registered.According to ANHRI, the government also intends to enforce legislation requiring bloggers to use their real names instead of pseudonyms.Saudi Arabia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. February 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to free journalist sentenced to 12 years in jail News News Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance last_img read more

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Al-Jazeera’s crew prevented from covering in Sanaa

first_imgNews A crew working for the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al-Jazeera was prevented from covering a sit-in at Change Square in Sanaa. The station said the Yemeni authorities told its correspondents, Abdulhaq Sadah and Ahmed Zaidan, to leave the country immediately. According to Al-Jazeera, this was the second time the authorities had tried to ban these two journalists from covering the anti-government protests taking place in several of Yemen’s cities. RSF_en February 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera’s crew prevented from covering in Sanaacenter_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Second hoax security alert in Strabane in two days

first_img Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A number of streets in Strabane were cordoned off today because of a security alert.The police said they received a report of a suspicious object in the Butcher street area this morning.Butcher Street and Barrack Street were closed and a number of properties had to be evacuated. Bowling Green Street and Market Street were also closed.It is the second security alert in Strabane in two days.Yesterday an alert in the Ballycolman area was declared an elaborate hoax.Strabane District Cllr Jay McCauley is hitting out at those responsible……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/jay530.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleArlene Arkinson inquest may not start for another 2 yearsNext articleDonegal turf cutters urged to attend Dublin protest tomorrow night News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – March 6, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Second hoax security alert in Strabane in two days Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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SUU Softball Names Shannel Blackshear As Assistant Coach

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday, Southern Utah University softball head coach Kortny Hall announced the hiring of Shannel Blackshear as a new assistant coach.Blackshear comes to Cedar City from Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland where she served as an assistant for the NCAA Division III Spartans.During her time there, the Spartans went 58-29 and in 2018, they finished second in the University Athletic Association, advancing to the Division III national title game for only the second time in program history.While at CWRU, she served as the Spartans’ primary recruiter as well as the program’s academic coordinator and also assumed strength and conditioning and fundraising responsibilities.Blackshear played at Wisconsin from 2010-2013 and as a third baseman for the Badgers, became the program’s all-time leader in RBI, home runs, slugging percentage, OPS and total bases.Blackshear has a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in recreation and sports management from the University of Arkansas. September 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Softball Names Shannel Blackshear As Assistant Coach Written by Tags: Kortny Hall/NCAA Division III/Shannel Blackshear/SUU Softball/Wisconsin Badgers Brad Jameslast_img read more