Big Pharma in corruption probe

first_imgThursday 12 August 2010 8:29 pm More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA 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.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com The US government is investigating leading pharmaceuticals firms as part of a corruption probe. Companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Merck are under scrutiny for hospitality, licensing and consultant payments made across the world. The US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are thought to be examining whether the drugs market breaches local and US anti-bribery laws, which prohibit offering payment to state employees for profit. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Big Pharma in corruption probe Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CDI to unify betting and igaming products under TwinSpires brand

first_img Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The TwinSpires product will launch first in Michigan, where Churchill Downs is one of 15 initial online gambling licensees and hopes to launch later this month. CDI to unify betting and igaming products under TwinSpires brand Over the course of the first half of the year, BetAmerica will transition to TwinSpires in Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Read more on iGB North America Strategycenter_img Topics: Sports betting Strategy Online casino The rebrand will come alongside Churchill Downs migrating its betting and igaming products from SBTech’s platform to a solution provided by GAN and Kambi. 5th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) will rebrand its sportsbook and online gaming product from BetAmerica to TwinSpires, the name it currently uses for its online pari-mutuel racing wagering product. Tags: Churchill Downs TwinSpires Email Addresslast_img read more

Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgAfinitas Limited (AFS.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfinitas Limited, list on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a pan-African investment holding company which operates in three sectors; event management, financial services and asset management. Afinitas Limited is a subsidiary of GCH Investments Limited. Afinitas Limited is an asset management company which provides seed capital for new business development in Botswana. The company is accredited by the Botswana International Financial Services Center (IFSC). Africa Events Limited is a specialist events management division which owns the rights to the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC). This event is held annually in London and is attended by a diverse spectrum of investors, dealmakers and financial services companies that target and service the African continent. Ethiopia Investments Limited is a permanent capital vehicle which was established by EQOS Global, a business process outsourcing company based in Addis Ababa which owns investments and develops new business in Ethiopia.last_img read more

Dubliner the Hart-beat of Grenoble

first_imgCheck out the highlights from Racing Métro v Grenoble below! All smiles: Grenoble celebrate victory over Toulon before defeating Johnny Sexton’s Racing Métro in OctoberBy Gavin Mortimer AN OSCAR for James Hart, but this one came with no tears, tantrum or tedious acceptance speech. The Oscar given to the 22-year-old Grenoble scrum-half was from Midi Olympique, the French rugby newspaper voting him his Player of the Week in the last round of the Top 14 before the tournament took a European break.It was an accolade well merited. Hart scored 16 points for Grenoble in their 22-20 defeat of Racing Métro, a victory all the more astonishing as the mountain men won away in Paris. No one was happier for the Irish-born Hart than Bernard Jackman, the Grenoble defence coach, whose association with the scrum-half goes back a decade to Clontarf.Hart of gold: James was brought up in Dublin“In all the years I’ve been involved in rugby I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as James does,” says Jackman, the former Connacht, Leinster and Ireland hooker. “I remember seeing him with a bag of balls when he was about 13, practising, practising. A lot of people thought he was crazy, just chasing a forlorn dream, but that work ethic has got him where he is today.”Hart is a driven individual, a man who trains meticulously, doesn’t drink and, according to Jackman, has about every Jonny Wilkinson training manual going. A psychologist might speculate that Hart’s inner tougher comes from the loss of his father when he was on the cusp of adolescence, a shattering experience from which he emerged all the stronger.Hart’s father was a proud Irishman, his mother, Patricia, is a proud Frenchwoman from Toulouse, and a tough one at that. “I have such huge respect for my mum,” says Hart. “When my dad passed away she went back to work to the look after the three of us (Hart has two sisters). And I was pretty hard to handle as a kid but she did a great job. It was she who taught me that in life if you want something, you must go and get it.”So that’s what Hart did with his rugby. Though he had a stint with Leinster Under 20s, that was about as good as it got in Ireland. So he returned to Clontarf and eventually got a call from Jackman inviting him to the Grenoble youth academy. Why not? thought Hart. He could speak the language, he knew the culture and so off he went. “The whole French approach is different,” explains Hart, who came off the bench in Grenoble’s Amlin cup defeat to Bayonne last week. “People are emotional. They scream and shout before a game and that can be a shock if you’re not used to it. But I know how the French react and that’s been a great help.”Like many French scrum-halves, Hart has played a bit at 10, but Jackman says his game is very much in the Irish style, despite the fact he’s a goal-kicking No 9. “He’s more game management-orientated. His natural instinct is tactical.” Hart agrees but adds that his style is evolving at Grenoble. “In Ireland I was more of a passing nine but I’m taking it on more in France, helped by the fact my speed and vision have really come on at Grenoble.”Racing can vouch for that, Jonathan Sexton in particular, who probably didn’t expect to see a 22-year-old unknown get top billing. Hart had hoped to have a chat with Sexton after the Racing game but the big man wasn’t in the mood for banter after such an ignominious defeat. Not to worry, he found Ronan O’Gara much more approachable and even got the Racing kicking coach to pose for a photo. “That was a big thrill,” says Hart. “I’ve admired Ronan for a long time so to have him say he was very impressed with my kicking was great.”Hart found out about his ‘Oscar’ on the Monday after the game. The Grenoble squad were off on a team-bonding day and someone opened his copy of Midi Olympique and there was Hart, singled out as the star of the week. Needless to say his mates all had a good laugh, bowing down before the new star among them.Jackman is confident Hart can handle his new found fame. In the days following his Oscar he did a raft of interviews for the Irish media and handled each one like a seasoned pro. One question that kept cropping up was his allegiance? If given the chance would he wear the green of Ireland?“The funny thing is up until I was about 12 I always supported France in everything,” says Hart, when the strictly neutral Rugby World posed the question. “Then as I got older I became more patriotic towards Ireland.“Obviously I don’t want to get ahead of myself, because I’m not even first-choice for Grenoble at the moment, but if in the future France approached me and Ireland have never given me a thought, I wouldn’t say no.”But there’s a long time to go before that might happen. Scrum-half is one position where the French have strength in depth, and Ireland aren’t exactly short in the department. For the time being Hart’s happy to try and fill his mantelpieces with more Oscars.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

The Bryant Tower / David Chipperfield Architects

first_img United States Year:  “COPY” Photographs The Bryant Tower / David Chipperfield Architects CopyAbout this officeDavid Chipperfield ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNew YorkOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on April 30, 2021Cite: “The Bryant Tower / David Chipperfield Architects” 30 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960901/the-bryant-apartments-david-chipperfield-architects Clipboard The Bryant Tower / David Chipperfield ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Bryant Tower / David Chipperfield Architects “COPY” Architects: David Chipperfield Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960901/the-bryant-apartments-david-chipperfield-architects Clipboard Area:  21200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2021 ArchDaily CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments•New York, United States Photographs:  Simon MengesClient:HFZ Capital GroupDesign Architect:David Chipperfield Architects LondonProject Director:David Chipperfield, Billy PrendergastProject Architect:Mattias KunzProject Team:Mira Abad, Pau Bajet, Gonçalo Baptista, Kleopatra Chelmi, Florian Dirschedl, Gabriel Fernandez-Abascal, Micha Gamper, Ines Gavelli, Maria Giramé, Christopher Harvey, Johannes Leskien, Nic Moore, Sergio PereiraContact Architect:Stonehill & Taylor Architects, P.C.Real Estate Consultant:Corcoran SunshineLighting Consultant:George Sexton Associates LLCAcoustic Consultant::Shen Milsom & Wilke LLCStructural Engineer:Severud Associates Consulting Engineers P.C.Services Engineer::WSP Group PLCFacade Consultant :Vidaris Inc.Main Contractor::T.G. Nickel & Associates LLCCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon MengesRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The Bryant is a 32-storey mixed-use tower building located on the southwest corner of Bryant Park, a nine-acre public park in Midtown Manhattan. Surrounded by historic landmark buildings, it faces the New York Public Library to the north and is situated near the celebrated Beaux-Arts style Knox Building to the east. The building comprises a hotel that extends to the 14th floor, with private residences above. These two components are served by two separate lobbies at street level, with two adjacent retail units animating the street front.Save this picture!© Simon MengesSave this picture!© Simon MengesThe building articulates three separate parts following the traditional tripartite composition of the New York tower: base, middle, and crown. The base occupies the full width of the site and contains a double-height ground floor as well as the first four levels of the hotel. A decreased footprint, together with an increased floor-to-ceiling height for the hotel bar and lounge, mark the start of the central section. This set-back creates an outdoor terrace accessible to both hotel guests and residential tenants while maintaining the elevation pattern of alternating medium and high-rise buildings along 40th Street. The crown is established by double-height spaces for the two penthouses at the top of the tower.Save this picture!© Simon MengesSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Simon MengesAdhering to the conditions of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the façade relates to the historic buildings nearby, offering a contemporary interpretation. The concrete mix contains different aggregates identical to the stone varieties found in the neighbouring buildings’ masonry façades. These polished precast concrete slabs and columns follow a tectonic grid composition lending the building a classical appearance and firmly asserting its place within the streetscape.Save this picture!© Simon MengesThe concrete building structure extends into the interior of the residences, reinforcing a sense of architectural substance and identity. Built-in furnishings conceal storage spaces and appliances while dividing the spaces, removing the need for partition walls, and allowing uninterrupted views around the perimeter. Floor-to-ceiling windows open on to Juliet balconies on the north and south façades for all residences, while the penthouses have double-height, colonnaded terraces with view over the city and park.Save this picture!© Simon MengesProject gallerySee allShow lessAl Modar Founders Pavilion/ TACO taller de arquitectura contextualSelected ProjectsSanmin Kindergarten / Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Bryant Park, New York, NY 10018, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mixed Use Architecture Save this picture!© Simon Menges+ 13Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

While states pass anti-abortion laws, Supreme Court sidesteps birth control challenge

first_imgThe Supreme Court on May 16 separated the consolidated case of Zubik v. Burwell and referred nine similar cases back to nine appellate courts. The courts were directed to arrive at a consensus about whether or not religiously affiliated nonprofits must pay for contraceptive coverage as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Originally, eight appeals courts voted against the nonprofits’ claim, allowing coverage, and one voted to uphold the claim. Now the nine courts of appeal are required to come to a unanimous decision.The religious nonprofits’ argument is that the opt-out process for complying with the ACA’s requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans cover contraception as preventive care violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.The high court’s ruling, called “per curium,” was agreed to by all eight judges. The court instructed the lower courts to accommodate “petitioners’ religious exercise while at the same time ensuring that women covered by petitioners’ health plans ‘receive full and equal health coverage, including contraceptive coverage.’” It affirmed the ACA mandate to provide women “without cost, the full range of FDA approved contraceptives.”Monica Moorehead speaking on International Women’s Day in New York.The justices also instructed the nonprofits that while litigation moves forward, the goal of the birth control benefit — to provide seamless contraceptive coverage — must remain in place. It also warned these enterprises not to further interrupt contraceptive coverage for their employees and students.Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a separate opinion, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to provide further clarification: “The opinion does not, by contrast, endorse the petitioners’ position that the existing regulations substantially burden their religious exercise or that contraceptive coverage must be provided through a ‘separate policy, with a separate enrollment process.’ Such separate contraceptive-only policies do not currently exist, and the Government has laid out a number of legal and practical obstacles to their creation.” (Politico, May 16)This ruling is a legal sidestep in the battle over the ACA’s contraceptive mandate. Will the appeals courts be able to unite on a unanimous decision, ending the case, or will it come back to the court after a ninth justice is seated? Stay tuned.Abortion rights: bad news in some statesA bold, direct attack on the constitutional right to abortion was passed by the Oklahoma Legislature on May 19. The law would have made it illegal for doctors to perform abortions — which it called “unprofessional conduct” — except if needed to save the life of a pregnant woman. If physicians provided abortions, they would be found guilty of a felony and sentenced to one to three years in prison. They would also not be able to obtain a medical license in the state.Despite her opposition to abortion, Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the bill on May 20, saying it was “so ambiguous and so vague” it couldn’t overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. (Washington Post, May 20)South Carolina legislators passed a bill on May 17 prohibiting abortions at 20 weeks after fertilization, which Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to sign. The final bill includes no exceptions for rape or incest, but has an exception if a patient’s medical emergency would lead to death or in cases of severe fetal malformation.The bill is based on copycat legislation authored by the National Right to Life Committee, which justifies the cutoff at 20 weeks based on the medically discredited belief that a fetus experiences pain at 20 weeks. Courts have struck down similar bills as unconstitutional in Arizona, Georgia and Idaho. Similar laws have passed in 17 states. (Rewire, May 18)On May 19, Louisiana joined Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Utah in establishing a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. However, in a medical emergency, pregnant women will continue to be exempt from the mandatory waiting period and forced counseling passed in 2014. There is also an exception for women who certify in writing they live at least 150 miles from the nearest licensed clinic. They will be forced to wait a shorter delay of 24 hours. (Rewire, May 20)Catholic hospital sued for denial of careThe 41,000-member California Medical Association filed a motion April 27 in state Superior Court to join an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the Catholic hospital chain Dignity Health, the fifth largest health care system in the country and the state’s largest hospital system. A patient was denied a tubal ligation in 2015 because Dignity Health refused to allow it based on religious directives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which deny basic reproductive health care to patients. Sterilization was called “intrinsically evil.”A court hearing on CMA’s motion is set for May 25 in San Francisco. The doctors argue that forcing them to deny basic health care on the basis of religious objections creates a conflict between the medical well-being of patients and the hospital system. They also assert that withholding medical care for nonmedical reasons is illegal in California, and patient health is jeopardized when religious rules override medical judgment.This could turn into a major test case about the rights of Catholic-sponsored hospitals, which control 10 of the 25 largest hospital systems in the country, to impose their religious beliefs on patients. (Rewire, April 27)Crisis Pregnancy Centers ineffectiveA study released in early May by eKYROS, an anti-choice, Texas-based software company, showed that of the 2.6 million women who visited more than 1,200 anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers since 2004, only 3.52 percent, or 92,679 women, decided against having abortions.Twenty-two states currently provide some financial aid to CPCs. (Rewire, May 10)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EUA continúa subversión contra Cuba

first_imgA pesar de las discusiones bilaterales en curso y acuerdos de beneficio mutuo entre EUA y Cuba después del anuncio del 17 de diciembre del 2014, por ambos países que restablecieron las relaciones diplomáticas, EUA ha continuado fondos y programas que promueven la intención de socavar y revertir las relaciones económicas socialistas elegidas por el pueblo cubano.El programa de radio haitiana wpfwfm.org Konbit Lakay reportó el 24 de septiembre, sobre la creciente crisis en la frontera mexicana, debido a la decisión de la administración Obama para rechazar a miles de refugiadas/os haitianos allí y para intensificar las deportaciones. El anfitrión comparó estas acciones hostiles a la condición preferencial concedida a los cubanos que entran a EUA.La Ley de Ajuste Cubano de 1966 considera automáticamente a todas/os los cubanos ser refugiados, se les ofrece beneficios sociales y estatus de residencia legal permanente después de permanecer un año en EUA. En 1995, EUA instituyó la política de pies secos/pies mojados, que establece que si las/os cubanos llegaron a la costa de Estados Unidos en barco serían considerados refugiados. Los que son interceptados en el mar serían devueltos a Cuba. La aplicación de la LAC y pies mojados/pies secos se aplica tanto a la discreción del presidente de EUA.Como Presidenta de Mujeres Haitianas de Miami, Marlein Bastie señaló que las condiciones en Haití son peores que las condiciones en Cuba.Otra constante violación de la soberanía de Cuba es el programa de Libertad Condicional Médica Cubana Profesional en vigor desde el 2006. (tinyurl.com/CMPPprogram) Totalmente a discreción del presidente, esta fuga de cerebros atrae a las/os profesionales de la medicina que disfrutaron de una educación gratuita en Cuba, a abandonar las misiones internacionalistas y venir a EUA. Muchas/os de los que aceptan el cebo encuentran que es muy difícil conseguir la licencia médica de Estados Unidos. (Newswork.org, 24 de marzo)Los dólares fiscales de Estados Unidos que se necesitan con urgencia para las necesidades humanas desde Flint-Michigan a las Apalaches, se asignan a los programas de subversión en Cuba, sin la aprobación o consentimiento de Cuba. La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional informa: “el congreso de Estados Unidos asignó $55 millones para programas de Cuba, entre los años fiscales del 2009 al 2011; USAID manejó cerca de $31 millones de este monto, mientras que el Departamento de Estado manejó el resto. También, $20 millones han sido asignados para el año fiscal del 2012.” (1 de abril de 2011) La llamada Fundación Nacional para la Democracia asignó más de $3 millones en el 2015 solo. (Ned.org)Estos programas incluyen uno dirigido por el contratista de la USAID Alan Gross, que instala dispositivos de comunicación de grado militar en tres ciudades cubanas; la desaparecida operación de EUA de un sistema de comunicación de tipo Twitter, promovida a través de fachadas de negocios en terceros países para ocultar a los títeres estadounidenses; programas destinados a hip-hop cubano; y un programa de educación sobre el SIDA, que usa a jóvenes latinoamericanos para tratar de identificar a la juventud cubana abierta a la propaganda pro-capitalista.La juventud cubana se reunió para exponer el Programa de Aprendizaje Mundial-que suena inocente y el Programa de Liderazgo de Verano para la concesión a la juventud cubana, que es financiado por el Departamento de Estado de EUA. El 28 de septiembre los estudiantes en Santiago de Cuba y en Ciego de Ávila condenaron las maniobras del gobierno de Estados Unidos que intentan manipular a la juventud cubana. Un artículo publicado en Granma señala que estos proyectos están “dirigidos a la creación de supuestos líderes y agentes de cambio que no tienen nada en común con el proyecto social de la Revolución cubana …“El Presidente de la [Federación de Estudiantes Universitarios], Abel Mayea, afirmó categóricamente: “No hay motivos ocultos en las becas otorgadas. Está claro que nos quieren someter. Cuba no se opone a los intercambios, las cuales deben llevarse a cabo con respeto y con total apego a la institucionalidad. No serán capaces de ofrecer más de lo que la Revolución nos ha dado en 58 años.’”(29 de septiembre)La constitución cubana garantiza el derecho a la educación, y el 23 por ciento del presupuesto nacional de Cuba está dedicada a ella. Una pronto-a-ser licenciada en ingeniería civil señaló que “en estos cinco años nuestra Revolución ha garantizado todos mis estudios, de forma gratuita, por lo que no necesitamos ninguna beca de los EUA.”La Directora de Asuntos estadounidenses en Cuba, Josefina Vidal, dijo durante una sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas en Twitter, “Insistimos una vez más que la financiación de los programas destinados a provocar un cambio interno en Cuba debe ser eliminado, lo que sería un paso esencial hacia una relación normal”.Por el año 25avo consecutivo, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas va a votar a favor de la resolución de Cuba: “La necesidad de poner fin al bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por los EUA contra Cuba”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dia de los Muertos in San Diego

first_imgFallen freedom fighters, martyrs rememberedThe altar for Pablo Aceves in San Diego.San Diego — Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday dating back to precolonial history before the Spanish colonization in the 1500s. The currently celebrated Dia de los Muertos is an acculturated practice syncretizing elements of Indigenous culture and Mexican-Catholic traditions.A moment of remembrance, prayer, processions and altars are generally organized in recognition of family and friends who have died.Dia de los Muertos maintains a crucial importance throughout what some call Mexico de Afuera, the Mexican diaspora. This is certainly true in San Diego where Dia de los Muertos plays an important role in remembering the history of struggle by Chicanx people for dignity and self-determination.In San Diego, the Dia de los Muertos procession, organized by a collective of organizers at the Sherman Heights community center, honors family and friends and also remembers the multinational history of struggle in San Diego’s barrios, namely the conjoined struggle of Black and Brown people.Cultural resistanceThis year members of San Diego’s chapter of Brown Berets de Aztlan invited members of Workers World Party-San Diego and the Committee Against Police Brutality-San Diego to participate in the Procesion de Muertos on Nov. 2.Procesion de Muertos is a 1.5-mile walk from the Sherman Heights Community Center southwest to Chicano Park. This is the public space below the Coronado Bridge established as the result of a protracted struggle waged by Chicanx activists in opposition to the creation of a police station and the redistricted, gentrified “development” of the area, Logan Heights/Barrio Logan.On Nov. 2 thousands of Chicanx and Latinx families attended the gathering in Chicano Park. Brown Berets, Union del Barrio, an Aztec dancer and community activists participated in the procession to the park. There was even a delegation of Indigenous activists from South America, who were in town for a plenum being held at El Centro Cultural de la Raza. This is an affiliated community center a few miles north of Chicano Park in San Diego’s cultural hub of Balboa Park.The pillars holding up Coronado Bridge, which hovers over Chicano Park, are painted with a variety of heroes of Mexican, Chicanx and Latinx history, from Frida Kahlo to Che Guevara. On Nov. 2, these pillars, the center stage and most of the benches and plots in the park were adorned with altars to many who had fallen in a life of struggle.One altar recognized four victims of a 2016 car crash. There was public recognition of Brown and Black people killed by state violence. The altar to the fallen leaders of Union del Barrio stood out. Two of those remembered leaders were founding member Ernesto “Neto” Bustillos and the recently deceased Pablo Aceves.Chicanx activist rememberedAceves died on Sept. 29 at the age of 50.  A stalwart fighter for social justice in San Diego, Aceves dedicated 31 years of his life to Union del Barrio.  The longest serving member of UdB at the time he died, Aceves was a member of its Central Committee. A friend of WWP-SD and CAPB-SD, Aceves was unwavering in his support for all oppressed people and a serious proponent of Black-Brown unity.The author of this article remembers Aceves’ leadership in the San Diego No More Prisons Coalition as well as the struggle against police killing of unarmed Black and Brown people in the region.  With a commitment by his family, friends and comrades to annually remember him with their altars on Dia de los Muertos in Chicano Park, Aceves will not be forgotten.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Stop the war on Iran!

first_imgBy Raymond TylerIsrael set off a bomb on July 3 on the Iranian Natanz nuclear site, severely damaging a building integral to Iran’s nuclear power facility. The plan to attack the Iranian nuclear center had long been planned by the U.S. and Israel. (New York Times, July 10) The unprovoked attack is one in a series of U.S.-backed bipartisan attacks targeting the Iranian people. Despite soft criticism from the Democrats about the Trump administration’s war crimes, the two major political parties in the U.S. have supported the use of force against Iran. The Democrats’ main criticism of the Republican Party’s war crimes is that they lack a strategy and that Congress was not consulted. This criticism came after a U.S. airstrike killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a Iranian military official, in January. (vox.com, Jan. 3)  A few Democratic members of Congress objected to that missile attack,  including Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.  Despite a brief New York Times article on July 5, the Pentagon’s attack on Iran has been secondary news compared to the constant coverage about the coming presidential election. Corporate-backed candidates clearly take precedence over the lives of poor and working people in the U.S. Israel’s recent attack is directly in line with U.S. foreign policy toward Iran and a continuation of Washington’s hostile actions against the sovereign country. The U.S. imposes horrific sanctions against Iran which are disastrous for its people.  Bombs fall on the Middle Eastern country with no consequences to Pentagon officials who order the air strikes or to those who carry them out.Any defensive action that Iran takes when in the crosshairs of the imperialists is considered an act of “terrorism.” Yet the U.S. and its imperialist allies can bomb countries and wage wars as they are self-proclaimed “free and democratic” states. While working people in the U.S. lose their jobs, health care and homes, and even die due to the COVID-19 pandemic, imperialist aggression abroad has not ceased.  It has actually increased, leading the U.S. in a familiar direction — to another war disguised as a “defensive action.” As always, when capitalists wage war, it is workers and oppressed people who suffer. The state of Israel acts as an imperialist stronghold against forces in the Middle East whom the U.S. deems enemies. The justification for Israeli and U.S.  aggression is based on outright hypocrisy, to say the least. Washington and its allies can aim missiles and bombs at any country they choose to target. But if the countries defend themselves and fire back, that’s all the “justification” the U.S. needs to wage an invasion and all-out war.The U.S. and their allies continually send a clear, simple threatening message to Iran:  “Stop existing and we’ll stop attacking.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Final Numbers on Indiana 2012 Crop

first_img Indiana corn production in 2012 totaled 597.0 million bushels, 29 percent below last year’s 839.5 million bushels. Corn acreage harvested for grain totaled 6.03 million, up 5 percent from 2011. The average yield of 99 bushels per acre is 47 bushels below the 146 produced in 2011. Indiana’s soybean production was 223.6 million bushels, down 7 percent from last year’s 240.7 million bushels. Harvested acreage is estimated at 5.14 million, down 3 percent from last year’s 5.29 million acres. The average yield of 43.5 bushels per acre was 2.0 bushels below the previous year’s average yield of 45.5. Final Numbers on Indiana 2012 Crop The 2012 winter wheat production totaled 1.65 billion bushels, up 10 percent from the previous year. The United States yield is 47.2 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel from 2011. The United States yield is the second highest on record, 0.6 bushel below 1999. Area harvested for grain is estimated at 34.8 million acres, up 8 percent from the previous year. Facebook Twitter Source: Indiana NASS SHARE Final winter wheat production at 20.1 million bushels was down 19 percent from the previous year. Indiana’s 2013 winter wheat seedings for all purposes is forecast at 450,000 acres, up 29 percent from a year ago.  Alfalfa hay production, at 812 thousand tons was down 32 percent from the previous year. Other hay production, at 665 thousand tons, decreased 5 percent. Production of popcorn, at 221.2 million pounds, decreased 20 percent from last year. Peppermint production was down 15 percent and the production of spearmint increased 66 percent from 2011. Nationally, corn for grain production is estimated at 10.8 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the November 1 forecast but 13 percent below 2011. The average yield in the United States is estimated at 123.4 bushels per acre. This is up 1.1 bushels from the November forecast but 23.8 bushels below the 2011 average yield of 147.2. Area harvested for grain is estimated at 87.4 million acres, down slightly from the November forecast but up 4 percent from 2011.U.S. soybean production in 2012 totaled 3.01 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the November 1 forecast but down 3 percent from 2011. United States production is the seventh largest on record. The average yield per acre is estimated at 39.6 bushels, 0.3 bushel above the November 1 forecast but 2.3 bushels below last year’s yield. Harvested area is up 3 percent from 2011 to 76.1 million acres and is the third highest on record. Home Indiana Agriculture News Final Numbers on Indiana 2012 Crop By Gary Truitt – Jan 11, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn and Wheat up on USDA January Report DataNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 1-12-13 Weekly Column with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truittlast_img read more