JD in talks to buy troubled retailer JJB

first_img whatsapp JD in talks to buy troubled retailer JJB Share JD Sports is in talks to buy troubled retailer JJB Sports, sending shares in the Wigan-based firm soaring 17 per cent.The news comes as JJB confirmed it will raise £31.5m from shareholders through the placement of 630m new shares, with sources close to the firm warning it may need further help within weeks.The placing of the new shares will provide a cash injection of £30m after fees, which the firm says will buy it time to complete a revised business plan, settle some of its outstanding debt and allow it to remain trading – for the time being.Harris Associates and Crystal Amber – JJB’s two largest shareholders – have said they will both support the action, as will Invesco Perpetual, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and GoldenPeaks Capital.Harris Associates and Crystal Amber will be granted the right to nominate a non-executive director to the board.The firm’s lender, Bank of Scotland, has already agreed to give the firm leeway in regards to its existing debt facilities. With JJB having lost 79 per cent of its pre-speculation value in the last year, the takeover talks will be seen by some investors as a light at the end of the tunnel.Both firms said the talks are “highly preliminary” and both declined to discuss valuations. One source close to the talks told City A.M. “JD is driving this bus, JJB will just have to see if it arrives.”Analysts pointed to the obvious synergies a merged entity could achieve, with head-office integration and greater bargaining power with suppliers among them.JD, which has 500 stores, has refocused its attention on the “fashion” end of the sportswear market, with JJB a more direct competitor with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct. Ashley owns an 11.9 per cent stake in JD.MELANIE GEELAZARDMELANIE Gee is advising JJB for Lazard. She joined the firm as a managing director in its UK investment banking business from UBS, where she was a managing director and senior relationship banker.She has advised on a number of major transactions, including the sale of BAA to a consortium led by Gruppo Ferrovial, the sale of Exel to Deutsche Post, the Irish government on the privatisation of Aer Lingus and the sale of Christian Salvesen to Norbert Dentressangle. She began her investment-banking career in 1982 at SG Warburg in London, which ultimately became part of UBS. She was named managing director in 1999. She has worked across a broad range of industries and geographies, and was formerly joint global head of UBS’ transport sector. In addition she was responsible for setting up its mid market group, and establishing a corporate finance capability for UBS private bank.Gee earned an MA in mathematics from Somerville College, Oxford.Also advising for Lazard is Charlie Foreman.JJB | THE FALTERING PATH OF THE SPORTSWEAR RETAILER8 June 2007 Former owner Dave Whelan sells his residual 29 per cent stake in the firm for £190m to Icelandic financial group Exista and Chris Ronnie.October 2008 JJB’s shares fall to a tenth of their value after Whelan’s share sale.10 February 2009JJB, unable to find a buyer, puts both Qubefootwear and Original Shoe Company into administration.9 December 2009JD Sports sells its 10 per cent stake in JJB for £16.3m, unwinding part of the complex web of cross-shareholdings in the sports retail industry. 26 January 2011 JJB is fined £445,000 by the financial regulator for misleading the market by understating the cost of two acquisitions. JJB said in 2007 it had bought Original Shoe Company for £5m but failed to disclose at the time it also paid more than £10m for in-store stock. A year later, the group said it bought Qubefootwear for £1 but failed to mention it had also settled Qube’s £6.47m overdraft.2 February 2011 JJB confirms it will raise £31.5m through the placement of new shares. The scheme is backed by its major shareholders. Wednesday 2 February 2011 8:36 pm KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Porsche revs up for €5bn share issue and Volkswagen merger

first_img KCS-content Porsche revs up for €5bn share issue and Volkswagen merger whatsapp whatsapp Share Monday 28 March 2011 12:10 am More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼ DEBT-LADEN German carmaker Porsche has approved an almost €5bn (£4.4bn) capital increase, clearing the way for a merger with Volkswagen.Porsche said last night it had fixed the subscription price for the new ordinary and preferred shares — which will have dividend rights starting as of August 1, 2010 – at €38 apiece, and the subscription ratio at 1:0.75. The figure is a discount of more than 30 per cent on last week’s closing price of €56.The carmaker added that it expects the public offering to be approved by German financial watchdog BaFin today. The subscription period for the new shares is then due to last from 30 March until 12 April.Provided that the new shares are fully subscribed, Porsche will raise net proceeds of about €4.89bn. The money will be used to meet €5bn in loans which are due to mature by the end of the year. The firm hopes to reduce its net debt to €1.5bn from €6.34bn. Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan are the lead banks underwriting the deal.Porsche finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch said last week shareholders subscribing to the capital increase would get a payout in June. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

£1k to invest? I’d go for a Stocks and Shares ISA in 2020

first_img Harvey Jones | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. £1k to invest? I’d go for a Stocks and Shares ISA in 2020 Whenever you have a bit of money to spare, I recommend putting it to work in a Stocks and Shares ISA. While a lump sum like £1k will not make you rich on its own, it marks another positive step on the long journey to building a decent retirement portfolio.The more money you can invest in the stock market, the better your chances of retiring in comfort. I reckon there are plenty of buying opportunities at the moment, after a volatile start to the year, with investors worrying about everything from the US-Iran stand-off to the coronavirus, sending share prices lower.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Issues like these are a worry, and should not be taken lightly. However, in the longer run, stock markets have shrugged off all manner of problems, to outpace almost every other rival investment. I expect that to continue once current worries ease.Good time to investLast year was a good one for stock markets. Globally, share prices rose about 25% in 2019, while the FTSE 100 grew almost 12%. The UK index of top stocks also yielded around 4.5% on average, lifting total returns to around 16%, compared to the miserly 1% or so you will get on cash deposits. Despite this, it still contains plenty of bargain stocks today.You could keep things simple by investing in a low-cost exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the FTSE 100, such as the ones sold by iShares, Vanguard, and others. This will expose your £1,000 to the 100 largest companies in the UK by market capitalisation, and allows you to benefit from all future dividends and growth.If investing for retirement, you should be putting money away for periods of 30 to 40 years. History suggests the FTSE 100 grows at an average 7% a year, and that would turn your £1,000 into £14,974 after 40 years, provided you reinvest all dividends back into your portfolio.You could look beyond the FTSE 100, and invest in medium-sized sized companies through the FTSE 250, which has grown at a faster pace lately. Again, iShares and Vanguard offer low-cost ETFs tracking this index.Or you could venture further afield, by putting your £1k lump sum in an ETF tracking the US S&P 500, or even emerging markets.Buy individual stocksIf you are happy to take on a bit more risk, you could start investing in individual stocks instead. These are more volatile than buying an entire index, but if you assemble a portfolio of different companies, you can balance out the risks over time.I would suggest starting with a solid blue chip. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, global bank HSBC Holdings, and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey spring to mind.Over time, your portfolio of shares could help you build a nice shiny nest egg when you retire.Take your profits tax freeDon’t stop at £1,000 – you can invest up to £20,000 in a Stocks and Shares ISA this financial year, and take all of your returns free of tax for life. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Les Amandiers / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

first_imgPhotographs:  Stéphane ChalmeauText description provided by the architects. The rhythm led by the double alignment of trees contributes to the extent of the site. Housings located along the street are inspired by this initial step. It is a kind of respect towards the scenery which reminds massive urban boulevards. The project begins by building the main limits of the site. The both sides of the central place are connected to the parc and the environment.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauOn the edge, lined with a path of plane trees, the project which slips into trees at the level of the ground floor, comes to life with a game of cavities and alcoves. Set back from this alignment but also from the tramway, the volume of the first floor is unitarian and crenellate. The writing on the facade allows the apartments identification by bringing to it some divisions.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe edges denseness of the plot releases and opens the central space. It is a shared area, first inside space of the block which groups accesses to apartments, car parks together, and becomes at some hours of the day the continuation of gardens where children can get around and play with complete peace.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauIn order to have houses privacy we need to keep the public space at a distance. The possibility of taking a space covers the need for withdrawing. The attractive picture of the single-storey seduces because it protects, it creates this distance.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauIn the project, the housing position allows to create thick limits against streets. These spaces wind around themselves, open themselves to the sky and expend the private space. Therefore, the garden becomes a full-fledged room, it withdraws the frontal look from the living room and offers a private scenery from the kitchen and the bed room.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauProject gallerySee allShow lessMetro Station 20 Proposal / NC-OfficeArticlesConvida Suape Masterplan / Broadway MalyanArticlesProject locationAddress:Nantes, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/237699/les-amandiers-bohuon-bertic-architectes Clipboard Les Amandiers / Bohuon Bertic ArchitectesSave this projectSaveLes Amandiers / Bohuon Bertic Architectes Save this picture!© Stéphane Chalmeau+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/237699/les-amandiers-bohuon-bertic-architectes Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Bohuon Bertic Architectes Photographs Projects Les Amandiers / Bohuon Bertic Architectes France CopyAbout this officeBohuon Bertic ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingNantesHousingFrancePublished on May 25, 2012Cite: “Les Amandiers / Bohuon Bertic Architectes” 25 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore 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 Housing “COPY” CopyHousing•Nantes, Francelast_img read more

Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538733/villa-rotonda-bedaux-de-brouwer-architects Clipboard Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer ArchitectenSave this projectSaveVilla Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten CopyAbout this officeBedaux de Brouwer ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesGoirleThe NetherlandsPublished on August 24, 2014Cite: “Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten” 24 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 Construction: Save this picture!© Michel Kievits+ 13 Share 2010 Area:  415 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Contractor: Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium Houses Interior Design: Landscape Architect: H4D raadgevend Ingenieurs, Dongen Houtepen Aannemersbedrijf, Goirle CopyHouses•Goirle, The Netherlands Babs Appels Interieur Puur Groenprojecten, Liempde Photographs:  Michel Kievits Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Installations:Eklips AdviesArchitect In Charge:Pieter Bedaux, Thomas BedauxDesign Team:Koen de Witte, Kees Paulussen, Rien Lagerwerf, Cees de RooyCity:GoirleCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. In Villa Rotonda, completed July 2010, the archetypical “house with saddle roof” has been abstracted to its vernacular essentials. The design of this house in Goirle is a collaboration of architects Pieter and Thomas Bedaux of Bedaux De Brouwer Architects. In the design they quietly continue the legacy of their grandfather Jos. Bedaux who started the firm in 1937. Yet, the building also showcases the minimalist modernist twist which they are better known for these days.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe house is situated near a busy round-about with lots of noisy traffic. Measures had to be taken to guarantee a comfortable and quiet living space. This basic constraint became the leitmotiv for a building with two opposite characters; a closed-off protective side and an open inviting transparent side.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe protective side is apparent when looking at the house from the round-about. The street façade is entirely closed with the exception of a single window. However, this doesn’t prelude a dark interior. Right behind the façade a patio with a water basin cleverly allows light to enter whilst pushing the living area’s even further back; away from the busy street.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsA long wall wraps around the perimeter of the lot. This wall ensures privacy and encloses the spacious garden. It makes it possible for the residents to enjoy light, air and the outside. Here, the inviting open side reveals itself. The garden façade is rendered completely transparent, displaying a collage of lively spaces. Glass extends from ground level up to halfway the second level. A recess in the first floor makes it possible to experience the full height. The result of these spatial inventions is that the garden is pulled inside even more.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsThe house is clad in a medium gray brick with dark gray slate roof tiles. A material pallet typical of the Bedaux repertoire.  The characteristic front façade chimneys also remind of earlier designs by previous generations.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Berlage Archive: Elia Zenghelis (2009)Architecture NewsOrandajima House Community Centre / Martin van der Linden + Ayumu Ota + Yuko KawakitaSelected Projects Share Year:  Projects Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538733/villa-rotonda-bedaux-de-brouwer-architects Clipboard The Netherlandslast_img read more

RNIB trials Speechmail

The Royal National Institute for the Blind are conducting a pilot of Speechmail, the e-mail by phone service developed by Vocalis. Freeserve was the first ISP to offer the service. The service is clearly of particular utility to fundraisers communicating via e-mail with donors with visual impairments. RNIB trials Speechmail AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 February 2000 | News 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. read more

Hondurans fill streets, resist electoral fraud

first_imgDec. 4 — Amid substantial allegations of mass electoral fraud, the Honduran government is moving to impose the dictatorship of Juan Orlando Hernández on the people for another four years, using its U.S.-backed Honduran military forces.Tens of thousands of people defied the army-police takeover of the capital of Tegucigalpa in a mass march and rally. People around the country are erecting roadblocks and flaming barricades, blocking toll booths and occupying strategic bridges in the port city of La Ceiba.Salvador Nasralla Salum, candidate of the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship (the Alianza), called for a general strike on Dec. 5 and called on “all members of the armed forces to revolt against your bosses. You all over there, you shouldn’t be there, you should be part of the people.” (CBC News, Dec. 4)Washington and Honduras’ wealthy oligarchs back the current president and right-wing National Party candidate Hernández, referred to as JOH. Washington, under President Barack Obama and now under Donald Trump, has given tens of millions of dollars to the heavily militarized Honduran state.Soon after the Nov. 26 election, Nasralla appeared to be the clear winner.Nasralla led by 5 pointsThe Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that, with 57 percent of the ballots counted, Nasralla had 45.7 percent of the vote, with 40.2 percent to Hernández and the rest to other candidates. Records of the Alianza, which had its own poll workers at every polling place, also show Nasralla winning by 5 percentage points.Yet, after some suspicious technical problems lasting as long as 10 hours, only after four days did the TSE claim that, as the rural votes were tallied, JOH retook a tiny lead. JOH had appointed all TSE members. The Alianza refuses to accept the TSE’s offer to recount only around 1,000 ballot boxes.In 2013, the TSE declared Hernández the victor over Xiomara Castro Zelaya, candidate of the LIBRE (Liberty and Refoundation) Party.International human rights observers, including this writer, witnessed and heard firsthand testimony of widespread fraud, voter obstruction, bribery of the extremely poor and intimidation that included physical assaults and assassinations of LIBRE candidates and campaign workers.Xiomara Castro Zelaya is the spouse of former President Mel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 U.S.-backed coup. The people resisted the 2009 coup and took to the streets en masse after the 2013 stolen election.Under JOH’s rule, the Honduran police and army increased their repression over that of the illegitimate coup regime of 2009-13. Rights activists, Indigenous communities, Afro-Hondurans, women, teachers, journalists, LGBT people, children and youth, and trade unionists have been terrorized and murdered by police, military and right-wing paramilitaries. Murders included those of environmental activist Berta Cáceres and human-rights leader Margarita Murillo.This year, the people again challenged the dictatorship. Formed earlier this year, the Alianza consists of three opposition parties: LIBRE, the Anti-Corruption Party and the Party of Innovation and Unity.Nasralla was the presidential candidate of the Anti-Corruption Party in 2013. Xiomara Zelaya was his running mate this time. The Alianza is essentially a center-left bloc against the dictatorship.‘¡Fuera JOH!’Protests demanding “¡Fuera JOH!” (JOH out!) have rocked the country since this repeat of the 2013 stolen election.JOH’s regime responded by suspending the Constitution for 10 days, imposing a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and threatening to enforce an “anti-terrorism” law that could impose a 6- to 12-year prison sentence for protesting. It allows prosecutors to charge journalists for incitement to “psychological terrorism.”Police and the military have fired on protesters with water cannons and paint guns — using the paint to later identify demonstrators. Scores have been wounded and detained. Government forces have reportedly killed at least eight people.Told that the TSE forwarded its records on the election to the U.S. Embassy, Juan Barahona, coordinator of the National Front of Popular Resistance, said: “Yes, I do understand why. … It’s because we are a country dependent on the [U.S.] American Empire.”Barahona said the U.S. interest in Honduras involved its central location in the Americas. Over decades, the Pentagon has launched military interventions against Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. With the Pentagon’s sights trained on Venezuela, Palmerola Air Base in Honduras is the military facility with the longest airplane runway in Central America.The Dole and Chiquita agribusiness monopolies have huge plantations in Honduras. Honduran company Dinant, whose shareholders include major world finance capitalists, is a big producer of African palm oil.Since the 2009 coup, the reactionary regimes have handed over large tracts of land and waterways to foreign mining interests, areas formerly held communally by Afrodescendente and Indigenous communities.On Nov. 29, the Platform of Social and Popular Movements of Honduras (PMSPH) issued a five-point communique declaring its “absolute and categorical rejection of the fraudulent electoral process that legitimizes the continuity of the model of repression and death, directed by Juan Orlando Hernández.”The platform called for “a permanent mobilization” of the people, exhorted communities to organize their own protection from the military, held the JOH government responsible for human rights violations and charged the U.S. government and its servants such as the Organization of American States with complicity. The communique concluded with a call for international solidarity.Solidarity is growing. The Venezuelan government has unequivocally condemned the electoral coup. Within the U.S., organizations around the country have signed a letter of protest circulated by the Honduras Solidarity Network and held protest demonstrations. Parties of the revolutionary left in the Dominican Republic came together to issue a joint statement demanding “sovereignty, democracy and justice for Honduras.”Grevatt was a member of the International Action Center observer delegation to Honduras during the 2013 stolen election.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Philly judge challenges “liberal” DA over Mumia’s appeal rights

first_imgIn December, prison abolitionists and supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal hailed Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker’s ruling that granted new appellate rights to the internationally celebrated activist and author. Due to various suspicions about bias on the part of former State Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille, Tucker ruled that Mumia should have the right to appeal his fraudulent conviction for the killing of police officer Daniel Faulkner.Major march to Free Mumia set to take place in Philadelphia on April 27After first revealing that staff had “discovered” several new boxes of evidence that had previously been concealed from both the courts and Mumia’s legal team, Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner’s office then challenged Tucker’s historic ruling. Krasner, elected in 2017, was hailed at the time as a reformer. But his adamant attempts to cover up the frameup of the former Black Panther have now alienated him from some of his most progressive supporters. And he has also drawn the ire of Leon Tucker, a twice-elected Black judge.Because the DA’s office appealed Tucker’s December decision, it is required to file a form 1925 with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court providing more detail to back up its appeal. Judge Tucker is then allowed to file his own form 1925 in response. Those most recent court filings in late March reveal an increasingly public rift between Tucker and Krasner about Abu-Jamal’s case.Letters from Castille surfaced during the appeal and showed he was seeking aggressive sentencing for those convicted of police killings. They display “an unconstitutional appearance of bias and would lead a significant minority of the lay community to reasonably question Justice Castille’s impartiality,” Tucker wrote in his response to Krasner’s form 1925 filing. “Justice is being conformable, human, divine, fair, impartial, honest … no matter what.  Not sometimes or most of the time, but at all times, be it at trial or on appeal. [Mumia’s] appeal has established by a preponderance of the evidence that … there was an unconstitutional potential for bias. [His] claims should be reviewed in the interest of justice.”Krasner maintains the same position that the DA’s office has proffered for decades about Abu-Jamal’s case. His reasoning, in short: If we acknowledge any prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in Mumia’s case, many other wrongful convictions of lesser known cases will be challenged, too.Abu-Jamal, who turns 65 this month, has been in prison since 1981.Noelle Hanrahan, who broadcasts Mumia’s words worldwide through Prison Radio, recently wrote, “While Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner might not feel a sense of urgency, we need to. Mumia Abu-Jamal will be 65 years old in a few weeks. His eyesight has been severely compromised, making it hard for him to read, because he is suffering from as yet untreated cataracts and serious glaucoma.  He is recovering from life-threatening complications of hepatitis C and diabetic shock caused by a reaction to treatment for debilitating skin rash conditions.” (prisonradio.org)Mumia Abu-Jamal’s supporters held an event in Berkeley, Calif., April 6. Speakers included poet Alice Walker; activist, academic and author Angela Davis; and MOVE Minister of Confrontation Pam Africa, who also represented the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.Mumia supporters will march through Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood on April 27. A forum and book release at Uncle Bobbie’s community center will follow the march, marking the publication of the next volume of Mumia’s book, “Murder, Inc.,” about the long history of U.S. imperialism and colonial oppression. (For more information, see Mobilization4Mumia.com.)The United States, which Mumia has long referred to as the “prison nation,” is in dire need of a robust prison abolitionist movement. The fight for Mumia’s freedom is a fight to free all political prisoners. Brick-by-brick, wall-by-wall, we will free Mumia — and free them all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Man arrested following seizure of suspected drugs and counterfeit cash in…

first_img Previous articleGardaí investigating multi-vehicle collision near Clare-Limerick borderNext articleRenowned Documentary Film Director to deliver Film Masterclass with Film in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €30,000 suspected drugs and counterfeit cash in Limerick city on April 17, 2020.Shortly before 4pm Gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Old Cratloe Road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the course of the search, Gardaí seized €25,000 of suspected cannabis herb and €5,000 in suspected counterfeit cash of various denominations.  A small quantity of fireworks were also seized.The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested following seizure of suspected drugs and counterfeit cash in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – April 17, 2020 1857 Advertisement Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Email Linkedin Printlast_img read more

BREAKING: Gardai conducting enquires after Limerick boy (4) dies after sustaining…

first_imgPrint GARDAÍ are conducting enquiries into the death of a four-year old boy who had sustained injuries to his head at a house in Limerick last weekend.Gardai have confirmed the boy was pronounced dead in hospital in Dublin earlier today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Gardaí at Roxboro Road, Limerick, are investigating all the circumstances surrounding an incident where a male child (4 years) suffered fatal injuries at a house in Rathbane, Limerick on Saturday, 13th March 2021,” a garda spokeswoman said this afternoon.“The boy passed away at Children’s Hospital Ireland at Temple Street earlier today, Tuesday 16th March 2021.”Gardai added that “a postmortem will be carried out at a later date which will determine the course of the investigation”.The spokeswoman said “investigating Gardaí maintain an open mind in this investigation”.“An Garda Síochána is not providing any further information at this time,” she added.The boy had been initially rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick, and then transferred to Cork University Hospital, and he was later taken to Temple Street Children’s Hospital after his condition worsened.A garda statement released on Monday said that the boy “sustained serious life threatening injuries” at a house in Rathbane an area on the south of Limerick city.An informed source said the boy had suffered “a significant head injury”. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsBREAKING: Gardai conducting enquires after Limerick boy (4) dies after sustaining “significant head injury”By David Raleigh – March 16, 2021 6723 Email Facebookcenter_img Previous articleOn This Day: U21 Footballers push Kerry all the way in 2016 and more!Next articleLimerick City and County Council welcomes conviction for illegal dumping David Raleigh WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more