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Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgTullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileTullow Oil Plc is the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. The company has a portfolio of over 120 licenses spanning 22 countries; including multi-well operations in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow Oil Plc was founded by Aidan Heavey in 1985 in Ireland as a gas exploration business operating in Senegal. Acquisitions of BP’s North Sea Gas Fields in 2000, Energy Africa in 2004 and Hardman Resources in 2007 greatly enhanced the Group’s operations in Africa and Mauritania and added high-impact exploration licenses in South America. The company head office is in London, United Kingdom. Tullow Oil Plc is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) 2018 Prospectus

first_imgSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu)  2018 prospectus Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) in the past 12 months, as of 1st June 2021, is US$10.39K (GHS60.31K). An average of US$866 (GHS5.03K) per month.Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby conversion in the snow

first_imgThose clever folk at Air New Zealand have taken a rugby conversion to a new level LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All in the name of fun, and a viral video – watch a rugby conversion with a difference. Here an adrenalin junkie, or madman, depending on your view, has been coerced into dressing as a rugby ball and be driven behind a skidoo at speed towards a set of rugby posts implanted in the snow, with a beautiful mountain backdrop only adding to the aesthetic. Fair play to the thrill seeker, he has cojones of steel.last_img

Judge orders all parties into mediation in South Carolina church…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church in South CarolinaPosted Jul 24, 2019 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Property Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Back to Press Releases Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Judge orders all parties into mediation in South Carolina church property case Curate Diocese of Nebraska After a two-hour hearing at Calhoun County Courthouse in St. Matthews, SC, this morning, First Circuit Court Judge Edgar Dickson ordered all parties—The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC) and The Episcopal Church, along with a group that broke away from the Church in 2012—to enter into mediation in the ongoing dispute over enforcing the South Carolina Supreme Court’s 2017 decision on diocesan and parish properties.The hearing was initially in regard to a lawsuit filed against TECSC and The Episcopal Church by the breakaway group that has come to be known as the Betterments Act case. It was filed in November 2017 and cites the little-used Betterments Act statute to seek compensation from TECSC and The Episcopal Church for the cost of improvements made to the properties over the years. That suit followed a decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court on August 2, 2017 ruling that all diocesan property and the property of 29 parishes is held in trust for The Episcopal Church and TECSC.During the hearing, attorneys for TECSC and The Episcopal Church argued the grounds for dismissal of the case, per their motion filed on December 15, 2017. During the course of the arguments, Judge Dickson asked several questions on issues surrounding ownership and trusteeship of the involved properties.In response, the attorneys for the breakaway group primarily argued that the Supreme Court decision of August 2, 2017 does not, in their view, specifically identify the parishes that directly acceded to the Dennis Canon. That canon requires that church properties be held in trust on behalf of the diocese, to be used for the benefit of the Episcopal Church.The attorneys for the breakaway group argued that the court still needs to determine which parishes acceded to the Dennis Canon. Attorneys for TECSC and The Episcopal Church countered, noting that the Supreme Court already made that determination, identifying 29 parishes that acceded and are bound by the Dennis Canon. Both sides agreed that there were seven or eight parishes that did not accede to the canon, and therefore, those parishes are not a part of the underlying case.After both sides had a chance to present their positions to the court, Judge Dickson ordered the parties to return to mediation, even though both sides had agreed at a point earlier in the hearing that previous efforts toward mediation have not proved effective. From October 2017 to January 2018, the parties held four days of mediation ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel in connection with a separate federal lawsuit. No agreements resulted from that mediation, which was conducted by Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. in Columbia, SC.Judge Dickson noted that mediation is now mandatory in circuit court, and it is his belief that because there are “problems of the court deciding church issues,” mediation would be the best way to resolve the “competing interests in this case.” He advised that his mediation order is “global and complete” for all cases before him involving the associated parties (other than the seven or eight parishes that all parties agreed are no longer involved).All parties agreed to select a new mediator, and the judge encouraged them to work together to select someone who is agreeable to both sides. Overall, the attorneys for TECSC were pleased with the tone of the hearing. “We have to  leave open the possibility that some things could change, and mediation would be effective,” said Chancellor Thomas Tisdale, Jr.No timetable was set for the next steps. Judge Dickson did not rule on the motion to dismiss the Betterments Act case, nor did he grant a stay (as requested by the breakaway group) that would put the case on hold until mediation is complete.​According to attorneys, mediation is best understood as a conversation, with a mediator directing and facilitating. The only way mediation results in any action is if all parties agree to a resolution in writing. 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House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Iwan Baan+ 18 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/402437/house-in-chayagasaka-tetsuo-kondo-architects Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs CopyHouses•Aichi, Japan House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/402437/house-in-chayagasaka-tetsuo-kondo-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTetsuo Kondo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAichiHousesJapanPublished on July 18, 2013Cite: “House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects” 18 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects 2012 Year:  Year:  Japan photographs:  Ken’ichi SuzukiPhotographs:  Iwan Baan , Ken’ichi SuzukiSave this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. This is a private residential house for a family of four in Nagoya – a young couple and their two small children. The site is located close to a new metro station, in an area that is developing rapidly. As both of the parents work, they wanted to have as much common areas as possible, in order to spend more time together as a family. So I decided to build a one-room house, with a lot of subtle balance between connected and separated area. Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiIn this project, I tried to achieve architecture that welcomes a large variety of things, in a state where all the parts are mutually interrelated.This architecture is not one dominated by a strong system or built in a well-ordered manner, but rather one that incorporates various meanings and it seems difficult to understand why it was made that way. When making a house for a young family with children that will soon grow up, and the developing area around the house will change fast, it seems to make sense to design a house with very open architecture, one with balance that can accept diversity.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanI designed a strange shaped one-room house by placing ordinary room-size boxes of variable shapes. I tried to deal at the same time with components which might normally not be directly related, such as widths, heights, structures, brightness, functions, shape, circulations, terrace etc. The relationships between these things are very complex, and if one part would be changed, it would influence the whole building. However, from the perspective of a whole, it can be absorbed.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanI think this type of architecture can achieve a new kind of residential comfort, by mixing various things including the present and the future course of life, as well as the history and culture of the location.Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiIt manages to maintain the diversity of a certain state of equilibrium with order. The order should not constrain the system, but it should rather loosely define its relationship. I aimed to create an architecture in such a soft order.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Eurorennes Ilot Féval’ Winning Proposal / Jean-Paul Viguier et AssociésUnbuilt ProjectMalecon Castilla House / David Mutal ArquitectosSelected Projects Share 2012 Area:  97 m² Area:  97 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Architects: Tetsuo Kondo Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Villa Mangwon / aoa architects

first_img “COPY” “COPY” South Korea Projects Photographs:  Chin HyoSook, Suh Jaewon, Hong Sangdon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: ENSUM, Hongik ceramics, Weber Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793453/villa-mangwon-aoa-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793453/villa-mangwon-aoa-architects Clipboard CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Offices•Seoul, South Korea Save this picture!© Chin Hyosook+ 62 Share Save this picture!© Chin HyosookText description provided by the architects. Villa mangwon is five stories building with gabled roof. The shape of the site is nearly rectangular and it has distant views on the upper floors. On the ground floor there are parking areas and a small retail shop with pilotis. The upper floors consist of small offices on the 2nd floor, four linear studio apartments on the 3rd and 4th. The studio apartment for rent is entirely open to the south and north, where it has a small balcony on the south and an open street view on the north. The top floor is the land owner’s family house with an attic and a small roof terrace. Save this picture!© Hong SangdonThe family house has a linear living room on the west, two small rooms on the east and they are connected through a corridor of gable form. At the end of this corridor, natural light is coming through the skylight which connects two rooms, corridor and attic spatially, while giving enough light to those. The attic is finished with raw materials and normally for children’s playroom. Through a korean traditional wooden window in the attic children can talk to parents in the dining area. The roof terrace has a feeling of a room due to its wall with rounded opening on the south.Save this picture!© Chin HyosookSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Chin HyosookThe structure of the building presents the A(served)-B(servant)-A(served) spatial system that invites an open view in the linear space. Contrary to the ‘white monolith’ with irregular window arrangement shown frequently in small housing projects in Korea recently, villa mangwon obviously expresses stacking each floor with regular and repetitive window arrangement.Save this picture!© Chin HyosookThis strategy reflects on our fundamental attitude which is to ask the architectonic meaning in the construction, to keep a distance from excessive sentimentality in design methodology and to seek harmony within disharmony. The front facade implies that the social weight rise upwards while it looks like the whole physical and social weight rest on the single thin column on the ground floor. Metaphorically, it resembles somewhat to the unstable structure of the Korean real estate market.Save this picture!© Chin HyosookProject gallerySee allShow lessForensic Architecture Digitally Reconstruct Secret Syrian Torture Prison from the Me…Architecture NewsFukuchiyo Sake Brewery / yHa architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:415-60 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project COWORKERS Architects: aoa architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Mixed Use Architecture Construction: ArchDaily Villa Mangwon / aoa architects Year:  Villa Mangwon / aoa architectsSave this projectSaveVilla Mangwon / aoa architects 2016 CopyAbout this officeaoa architectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesSeoulSouth KoreaPublished on August 17, 2016Cite: “Villa Mangwon / aoa architects” 17 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Bright One donates 1,500 hours of comms expertise in first year

first_img Tagged with: charity communications Consulting & Agencies Research / statistics Volunteering Bright One Communications, the volunteer-run communications agency for the third sector, has provided over 1,500 hours of communications work donated by its volunteer supporters in its first year.The announcement was made at its Annual General Meeting on 30 November. It estimated the equivalent financial value of this time as £180,000.Founded in September 2008 by a small group of PR professionals, Bright One now has over 30 volunteers and nine clients. In its first year it has helped charitable organisations such as Refugee Week, The Pixel Project and What’s Up Information to access high quality communications expertise that they would have not otherwise been able to afford. Advertisement  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 December 2009 | Newscenter_img Bright One donates 1,500 hours of comms expertise in first year Bright One points out that, as well as giving something back to the community, its volunteers also benefit from learning new skills, receiving coaching, and adding to their professional and personal experience. A recent survey found that every one of its volunteers said that their experience had improved their network and contacts within the communications industry and their understanding of the charity sector.Ben Matthews, Founder of Bright One Communications said: “Looking back at what we’ve achieved this year, I’m immensely proud of the contribution to society we have collectively made, and the changes we have helped to make in people’s lives”.Matthews’ efforts were recognised by the Future 100 Awards, where he has been included as one of the Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2009 among young people aged 18-35 who are demonstrating entrepreneurial flair and innovation.www.brightone.org.uk 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.last_img read more

India throws out British colonial anti-sodomy law

first_imgOn Sept. 6, India’s Supreme Court struck down the country’s law criminalizing consensual sex between same-sex partners. The law, known as 377, was imposed during British colonial rule and carried a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Out of an estimated 48 former British colonies that outlawed homosexuality, 30 still have such laws, according to a 2017 International LGBTI Association’s “State-Sponsored Homophobia” report. (CNN)The following analysis of British colonial anti-LGBTQ law is excerpted from part 112 of Leslie Feinberg’s series on LGBTQ history and socialism, “Lavender & Red.” A free download of the complete “Lavender & Red” series is available at workers.org/book/lavender-red/.Western rulers imposed anti-gay laws throughout the world, including British colonialists and imperialists. The sun never set on British anti-sodomy laws.The British imposed on the people of Ireland a 1634 law that made same-sex relations between males punishable by death. Later, the 1885 British Labouchère Amendment was the law under which feminine homosexual writer Oscar Wilde was sentenced to hard labor.Laws criminalizing same-sex relations in India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei all have the same name — “Article 377” — because the same colonial power wrote the law: Britain. The colonial-drafted legislation is misleadingly named the “Indian Penal Code.” Hindu law had not punished consensual sexual relations.Historian Douglas Sanders explains: “Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code of 1860 made ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’ an offence.”The British also imposed this legislation in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang and Malaca in 1872. By the late 19th century, Britain also enforced the law in Hong Kong, Fiji, the Malay Peninsula and Burma.Korea Herald journalist Benjamin Jhoty quotes Utopia-asia.com, which offers information about the same-sexuality scene in Asia: “Asia has rich and unique homosexual traditions almost everywhere you look. The true enemy of homosexuality in places like Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are antique colonial laws and homophobic non-Asian religions that bully citizens with skewed views of the natural world.”Sanders notes, “This provision, or something very close to it, is presently in force in all former British colonies in Asia with the exception of Hong Kong.” He adds: “Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Papua New Guinea have the key wording from 377, but different article numbers. Parallel wording appears in the criminal laws of many of the former colonies in Africa.”Historians Kevin Botha and Edwin Cameron write, “The systems of law the colonial powers (both Dutch and later English) introduced significantly influenced the customary law of the African communities they subjugated.”The British “Queensland Penal Code” of 1899 was “adopted in Northern Nigeria in the nineteenth century, later becoming the basis for a uniform federal code in Nigeria in 1916. The Indian Penal Code had been used in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, but those laws were later replaced by drafts based on the Nigerian criminal code. Sudan used the Indian Penal Code. In 1960, Northern Nigeria enacted a separate criminal code, based on the Sudan code.”Similar laws were forced on “British” Honduras (today Belize), Jamaica, Anguilla, the “British” Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Bahamas, Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and St. Lucia.The British also imposed anti-“sodomy” legislation on Canada in 1892, New Zealand a year later, and Australia in 1788 and again in 1899.last_img read more

‘We Stand with Ilhan’ against Zionism and anti-Semitism

first_imgSolidarity with Ilhan Omar on Int’l Working Women’s Day, March 8, Cleveland, Ohio.A crack has been made in the foundation of Washington’s alliance with Israel: The taboo of not criticizing the Zionist state in Congress has been broken. This was spearheaded by Congress members Ilhan Omar and her colleague Rashida Tlaib, who oppose U.S. support for Israel and champion Palestinian rights.Omar’s courageous words have criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group, and challenged Washington’s alliance with Israel. This has angered the capitalist establishment, but engendered much support from a growing movement inside the U.S. which agrees with her. Omar, a Somali immigrant representing her Minnesota community, and Tlaib, a member of Michigan’s Palestinian community, are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. They back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign opposing Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people.The Islamophobic and racist attacks against Omar by right-wingers, including politicians, AIPAC and other Zionist forces, which include Christian evangelicals, has reached a fever pitch, with false cries that she is “anti-Semitic.” Liberals and centrists criticized her. Corporate media piled on the hostility. Omar faced — and still faces — death threats.When bigot-in-chief Donald Trump attacked Omar on twitter, Tlaib rightfully tweeted back March 6: “How dare you even pretend you have not given white supremacists and neo-Nazis even more power in this country? We will always stand with our Jewish, Muslim and neighbors of all faiths against your type of hate.”Congressional right-wingers assail Omar for criticizing AIPAC and U.S. support for Israel, hypocritically accusing her of anti-Semitism — which they have suddenly discovered. They demand her ouster from Congress but gave a pass to Trump when he remarked that neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 were “very fine people.” These right-wingers said nothing when Trump spouted anti-Jewish and racist rhetoric during his election campaign and retweeted fake news stories about “global Jewish financial interests.” Democratic Party leaders have criticized Omar and tried to introduce a House resolution condemning anti-Semitism, meant to suppress her and Tlaib’s denunciations of Israel and AIPAC. That these leaders singled out a woman of color, but had not formally condemned Trump’s bigotry or Rep. Steve King’s spewing of white nationalism, angered many people of color in Congress. Many Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus and younger members supported Omar. With pressure from thousands of activists, the resolution evolved into one that condemned all forms of bigotry. This passed the House of Representatives with 23 Republicans refusing to vote for it.Both Omar and Tlaib regarded this as a victory since it was the first time either chamber of Congress has condemned anti-Muslim bigotry.Movement grows against U.S.-Israel allianceThe people of the world have viewed with horror Israeli military attacks on Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza. A Feb. 28 report from the United Nations Human Rights Council stated the terrible toll taken by Israeli snipers at the Gaza border during mass protests in 2018. They shot over 6,000 unarmed demonstrators, killing 189, including 35 children, three health workers and two journalists. In total, 23,313 Palestinians were injured. “Snipers targeted people clearly identified as children, health workers and journalists.” (fair.org., March 8)Israel’s crimes against humanity have outraged millions and brought outcries against the Zionist state’s racism, brutality and inhumanity. Criticisms of Washington’s financial and political support for Tel Aviv have mounted. Solidarity and sympathy for the Palestinian people are growing, demonstrated by increasing worldwide support for the BDS movement.Despite U.S. government and AIPAC attempts to squelch both the BDS campaign and support for the Palestinians, this movement is mushrooming, as shown in protests by youth, Arab, Muslim, African-American, Jewish and other progressives. Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking op-ed in the Jan. 19 New York Times, “Time to break the silence on Palestine,” was a clarion call to oppose Washington’s backing of Israel and its crimes against the Palestinians. The very publication of the op-ed reflects the struggle’s growing strength.Proud to defend Ilhan OmarAfter Omar criticized AIPAC, and Trump and his racist cronies viciously attacked her, Jewish Voice for Peace issued a press release Feb. 12. It read: “Jewish Voice for Peace is proud to defend Ilhan Omar. We reject attempts to silence her criticism of Israeli policy and her support for Palestinian rights and freedom, just as we reject anti-Semitism and bigotry in all forms.”JVP launched an #istandwithilhan” social media campaign, endorsed by hundreds of celebrities and well-known progressive activists and academics, including Angela Davis, Harry Belafonte and Eve Ensler.A statement by #westandwithihan issued March 1 quickly garnered hundreds of Jewish endorsers. It disavowed AIPAC, and said: “We thank Ilhan Omar for having the bravery to shake up the congressional taboo against criticizing Israel.”Ady Barkan, a young disabled Jewish activist, with ALS, defended Omar and Tlaib, writing: “[They] are allies of mine and of Jews … who are fighting for peace, racial justice, immigrant rights and the defeat of fascism. The anti-Semites are the Nazis and white supremacists who marched and murdered in Charlottesville … and the MAGA supporter who massacred worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue.” (The Nation, Feb. 12)The shake-up in Congress and within the ranks of the Democratic Party over Washington’s pro-Israeli policies is far from over. With more people, including youth, sympathetic to the Palestinian people, and global outrage growing at Israel’s reign of terror, one thing is certain: This struggle will continue.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more