Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( 2004 Annual Report

first_imgNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (  2004 annual report.Company ProfileNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is a milling company in Nigeria which mills wheat and other grains and sells its products under the Golden Penny brand name. Products produced by Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc include wheat flour, semovita, wheat offal, masaflour, germ flour, masavita and corn offal. Its retail and wholes range for banking and confectionary includes Golden Penny flour, Golden Penny sugar and Golden Penny rice. The company’s head office is in Kano, Nigeria. Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Darktrace share price is up 30%. Should I buy the stock now?

first_img Image source: Getty Images Cyber security firm Darktrace (LSE: DARK) has seen its share price climb 30% since its London flotation on 30 April. I reckon the company — which is now valued at £2.2bn — could be the hottest tech IPO in the UK this year.Darktrace uses artificial intelligence to secure all of a company’s digital operations, including cloud, network, email, and industrial control systems. I think demand for cyber security services is likely to grow for the foreseeable future. So should I buy Darktrace for my portfolio?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…Why I might buyI can see a lot to like about Darktrace. The company says it uses artificial intelligence to learn about a company’s IT operations. It can then detect unusual activity that might be a threat and neutralise it, even if it’s not been seen before.This is different to traditional cyber security systems, which tend to set up a perimeter and watch out for known threats.Darktrace’s software is also very quick to deploy. The company offers a 30-day free trial and says its system can be up and running within an hour.In financial terms, I think Darktrace’s subscription model could help it deliver strong share price growth over time. As an online service, the cost of adding new customers is relatively low. Successful subscription businesses can become very profitable, with a high level of repeat revenue each year. Progress so far looks promising. Since its foundation in 2013, Darktrace has grown to serve 4,700 customers in 100 countries. The employee count looks a bit high to me, at 1,500, but my understanding is that many of these are in sales. This approach seems to have worked — revenue rose by 45% to $199m during the 12 months to 30 June 2020.Things I don’t likeI believe Darktrace could become very profitable. But right now, this business is still losing money. Last year’s accounts show an operating loss of $24.9m.I don’t know how long it’ll be until Darktrace becomes profitable, assuming it does. For now, I’d suggest  a market-cap of £2.2bn means Darktrace’s share price already reflects continued strong growth. Any disappointment could see the stock slip.One other risk I should mention is Darktrace’s connection to UK tech billionaire Mike Lynch, whose company Invoke Capital was an early investor. Lynch is currently fighting extradition to the US on fraud charges. He denies the charges, but Darktrace does warn in its prospectus that “there remains a risk that the Group could be charged with offences” arising from these allegations. I don’t know how likely this is, but it’s out there.Darktrace share price: my decisionIs Darktrace’s technology as revolutionary as it seems? I’m not an expert on cyber security, but the firm’s approach does seem to be different to traditional security software. However, I’d imagine that, over time, established competitors will adopt some of Darktrace’s techniques to improve their services.Darktrace floated at a share price of 250p, but the stock has already risen to 325p. That prices this loss-making business on 13 times sales. On a long-term view, I think this could be a fair price.However, I’d like to learn a little more about how Darktrace performs before I decide whether to buy. For now, I’m going to stay on the sidelines. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 | More on: DARK See all posts by Roland Head Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Roland Head 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.center_img 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. The Darktrace share price is up 30%. Should I buy the stock now? Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

New England Bishops respond to President Donald Trump’s photo op

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Jun 2, 2020 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ George Floyd Statements Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 2, 2020What President Trump did in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square on the evening of June 1 was disgraceful and morally repugnant.  Displaying a Bible from which he did not quote, using as a mere backdrop an Episcopal church where he did not pray, and – more callously – ordering law enforcement to clear, with force and tear gas, a path through demonstrators who had gathered in peace, President Trump distorted for his own purposes the cherished symbols of our faith to condone and stoke yet more violence.His tactic was obvious.  Simply by holding aloft an unopened Bible he presumed to claim Christian endorsement and imply that of The Episcopal Church.  Far more disturbingly, he seemed to be affecting the authority of the God and Savior we worship and serve, in order to support his own authority and to wield enhanced use of military force in a perverted attempt to restore peace to our nation.His actions did nothing to mend the torn social fabric of our nation. Instead, they were a blatant attempt to drive a wedge between the people of this nation, and even between people of faith.  No matter where we may stand on the partisan spectrum, we, as Christian leaders called to proclaim a God of love, find his actions repugnant.  Jesus taught us to love our enemies, to seek healing over division, and make peace in the midst of violence.Our church may rightly feel outraged and insulted by having the symbols of our faith used as a set prop in a cynical political drama.  The real abomination before us, however, is the continued oppression of and violence against people of color in this nation.  Let us reserve and focus the energies of our indignation to serve our Lord Jesus Christ’s higher purpose: to extend love and mercy and justice for all, and especially for those whose life, liberty, and very humanity is threatened by the persistent sin of systemic racism and the contagion of white supremacy.The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan, ConnecticutThe Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan, ConnecticutThe Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown, Bishop Diocesan, MaineThe Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop Diocesan, MassachusettsThe Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan, MassachusettsThe Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop Diocesan, New HampshireThe Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop Diocesan, Rhode IslandThe Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop Diocesan, VermontThe Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, Bishop Diocesan, Western Massachusetts Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY New England Bishops respond to President Donald Trump’s photo op The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 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 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tagslast_img read more

Patijn House / Caroline Lambrechts & Machteld D’Hollander

first_img Belgium Year:  Projects ArchDaily Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Ghent, Belgium 2017 CopyAbout this officeCaroline Lambrechts & Machteld D’HollanderOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationGhentIcebergOn InstagramOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on November 08, 2020Cite: “Patijn House / Caroline Lambrechts & Machteld D’Hollander” 08 Nov 2020. 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 Patijn House / Caroline Lambrechts & Machteld D’Hollander “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Caroline Lambrechts & Machteld D’Hollander Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Photographs:  Filip DujardinEngineering:Pascal De MunckCity:GhentCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Patijn is the renovation of a small yet stately house from the 1930s. Slightly set back from the street, the original house of three floors was built in red brickwork, with a mansard roof embracing the upper two. On the left side, the front lawn runs around the back, while on the right, the building connects with the other row houses in the quiet street.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe renovation entailed stripping the original house to its structural brick walls, which remain visible throughout the interiors, while its exterior façades were wrapped in white-plastered insulation. At the back, an extension was realised in two additional volumes, stepping down along the slope of the plot towards the garden.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinA few details refine the exterior walls of the house. The white façades are finished with a plinth in white bricks, while the rectangular, triangular and arched windows are accentuated with similar brick patterns in some places, with red, green or white paint in others, and with a subtle embossing in the plaster in again others. The extension at the back only becomes visible while stepping down the driveway towards the front door on the side, where a nod in the side façade hides the extra volumes from the street.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinIn a game of contrasts, the extension is mostly finished in white brickwork with a plinth in red ones, both referencing to and differentiating itself from the house in front. Here, as well, some windows are arched or rectangular, accentuated with red, green or white paint, and embossing in some places. The gabled roofs, on the other hand, become one continuous surface from front to back, with cement tiles covering the roofs and some parts of the walls.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionInside, the weight of the original brick structure is contrasted with the light timber frame construction of the extension. The living area unfolds along the entire ground floor as one continuous space, extending from the room at the front, down a number of stairs to a central sitting area and further down to the kitchen and dining area at the back. Large windows draw in an abundance of sunlight by opening up views onto the garden, while a number of voids open the entire building upwards, with interior windows providing views across the different rooms.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinFrom the entrance hall, a staircase leads up two floors, where the upper floors of the old house have each become a bedroom, and small bridges cross the central atrium towards the extension. Here, on the first floor, the master bedroom looks down into the dining area, while the bathroom connects to a triangular balcony cut out in the gabled roof, bringing in sunlight for both the bathroom itself and the dining area below. On the second floor, a small bridge leads into a fourth bedroom, with large windows looking out over the surroundings of the house.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinIn addition, at the back of the narrow but deep plot, an old shed has been transformed into a garden pavilion. By opening up the roof on one side and cutting two large openings in the façades, an exterior passageway is created. The remaining part of the shed has been enclosed with a greenhouse construction, creating a summer house for peaceful retreat and children games. The additional exterior room in between the greenhouse walls and the former façade, allows for an intimate transition back to the garden and house.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinProject gallerySee allShow lessDesi Training Center / Studio Anna HeringerSelected ProjectsHouse of Lorraine / dmvASelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Patijn House / Caroline Lambrechts & Machteld D’HollanderSave this projectSavePatijn House / Caroline Lambrechts & Machteld D’Hollanderlast_img read more

Direct e-mail “not as intrusive as you’d think”

Direct e-mail “not as intrusive as you’d think” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 March 2001 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Internet users are more open to receiving direct, unsolicited e-mail than you might think, according to the Henley Centre. Their report From teleculture to e-culture 2000 notes that 67% of people prefer to receive information from companies via e-mail, more than those who prefer to receive it by post. The report was commissioned by BT and Siemens. read more

EDM Media release National Fundraising File

first_imgEDM Media release National Fundraising File  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 26 February 2007 | News List management specialist EDM Media have released The National Fundraising File, a list of “highly-responsive individuals” profiled from charity donors who have given to more than one charity. All have completed a detailed questionnaire, and been identified as likely to respond to charity direct mail appeals.EDM Media say that the file is “ideal for large-scale campaigns, major donor appeals or regional mailings where the file offers high volumes and good roll-out potential”.EDM Media’s Operations Director, Lisa Neville said: “Based on the top performing profiles of charity multi-donors who have given to more than one charity, this National Fundraising File gives our clients the freedom to target specifically for their campaign needs – whether regular givers or cash donors.“For the first time, smaller charities can access the kind of profiled selections that traditionally only the larger charities could use. Larger mailers can also benefit from the uplift of a profile based on multi-donors who have a proven propensity to respond to direct mail.”From the file clients can select from major donors, legacy prospects, regular givers, cash donors or charity raffle players. They can overlay by type of cause supported: third world, medical, animal, children, religious and environmental causes. Further demographic selects are also available.  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Charity Hack offers to produce free fundraising campaigns in 12 hours

first_img The first Charity Hack is open for registrations from charities that need access to skills and expertise to create a fundraising campaign.The idea of Kevin Delaney, a fundraiser with the Irish Cancer Society, Charity Hack “is open to all charities, non-profits, arts and sports organisations etc. that are willing to commit to a 12 hour hack to create a brand new campaign for them to roll out”. The event will take place in Dublin in August.While it is open to all charities, Delaney recommends that only charities in Ireland and Northern Ireland consider getting involved in this first Hack.  Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 May 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A ‘hack’ in this sense is a short blitz or burst of activity to focus on a specific problem and to build a solution. Delaney is assembling a volunteer team of fundraisers, journalists, copywriters, marketers, designers and fundraising experts to help work on a few campaigns on the day. Also, one hacker will be assigned to each shortlisted charity to guide them after the campaign has been created.Delaney explains: “Hacks are common in the computer industry with companies like Facebook using them regularly to work on new ideas”.He stressed however that the campaigns created on the day need not be digital. “We are just as likely to create a traditional fundraising campaign that is tried and trusted. It’s about whatever suits the organisation and the problem”.He asks that all charities enter into the Hack “with an open mind and a willingness to implement the solutions that we develop together. We don’t want to put all this work into creating a great campaign only to hear that the Board wouldn’t approve it afterwards!” Why Charity Hack?Delaney explained why he was creating Charity Hack. “I know that there are lots of people who have amazing causes, great ideas and hearts as big as houses, but they can be held back because they may not have the knowledge that I’ve been lucky enough to learn and they may not have the resources to hire expert consultants or agencies, to help them make the next step to grow their organization. So I thought, why not bring together a team with lots of experience and expertise and put them together with these organisations?”Registrations are open until 24 May 2013.Photo: under construction tape signs by zentilia on Charity Hack offers to produce free fundraising campaigns in 12 hours 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Attack on immigrants aimed at all workers

first_imgIn its usual cruel fashion, the Trump administration made it obvious in the first week of November that it intends to end the Temporary Protective Status program.TPS allows refugees from countries where there have been natural disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes, or political violence like a civil war, to live and work legally in the United States. It is granted by the secretary of Homeland Security on advice from the secretary of State.Most of those who have been recipients of TPS come from El Salvador (195,000), Honduras (57,000) or Haiti (50,000). (Journal on Migration and Human Security, July 2017) Close to 90 percent are now workers in metropolitan areas on the East and West Coasts. They are estimated to have nearly 275,000 children, who were born here and are U.S. citizens. About a third are buying a house. The average length of time they have been living in the U.S. is 19 years. (Center for American Progress, Oct. 10)The Trump administration proclaims very loudly that it was elected to end TPS. These bigots single out the people of color in the TPS program, proclaiming they are the reason wages are low and jobs are scarce — instead of admitting that this is how a capitalist economy works when it can get away with exploiting workers to the utmost because of their precarious status.A number of economists say that the presence of workers protected by TPS actually benefits the economies of the areas where they are concentrated. In addition, the money they send to family back home amounts to 15 percent of the gross national product of the three countries that account for the majority of TPS recipients. (Pew Research Center, 2015)But in the Trump scheme of things, inflaming white supremacy and inciting racism are worth even minor economic damage.When Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, decided she didn’t have enough information about Honduras and so extended TPS for Hondurans another six months, John Kelly, the retired general who is Trump’s chief of staff, called her long-distance from Asia to tell her to reconsider. She refused and said she will retire when a permanent secretary is confirmed.The TPS decision for Haitians will come in late January and for Salvadorans in early March.A number of Haitians who had moved to Brazil for jobs connected to the Olympics and the World Cup games tried to get into the U.S. on TPS. They wound up going to Canada when they couldn’t enter the U.S. There are significant Haitian communities in Montreal and Quebec City.Through August a large number of Haitians crossed from the U.S. into Canada and applied for asylum. Had they attempted a legal crossing, Canada would be required to send them back under existing treaties with Washington. But an “illegal” crossing lets them apply for asylum.The Canadian government is preparing for a major influx of refugees from the U.S., especially if TPS protection is withdrawn from 195,000 Salvadorans in March. The Canadian system for hearing asylum requests is seriously backlogged, but people with a pending asylum claim can get work before their case is heard. (Globe and Mail, Nov. 7)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Viral video forces police to back down in Buffalo, N.Y.

first_imgBy Victor EnriqueJune 7 — As the uprisings against police brutality throughout the last week have shown, Buffalo, N.Y.’s elected officials can no longer hold together the conflicts embedded within it.During the first weekend of rebellion beginning May 30, riot police teargassed and shot rubber bullets at crowds, as over 1,000 people gathered across Buffalo. By midweek, they switched tactics. On Wednesday, June 3, police kneeled alongside protesters in Niagara Square. This gesture, under the guise of “solidarity,” barely veiled its real objective of trying to appease protesters into bending to their will. A short time later, the imposed 8 p.m. curfew came into effect.Elderly protester Martin Gugino left bleeding by police.Still, demonstrations continued to grow in both size and strength. On June 4, after a handful of protesters were kettled and arrested downtown, demonstrators avoided arrest in an organized defiance of the curfew by marching into a nearby multinational community. However once the curfew hit, riot police took the streets with brute force. Caught in a now-viral video, police shoved 75-year-old Martin Gugino backward, causing his head to slam against the sidewalk.Until the video emerged, the police department publicly stated, and media repeated, that Gugino had “tripped and fallen.”This viral video circled the world, as people everywhere were horrified and condemned the brutality of cops, who they saw marching right past the unconscious protester. One of the officers who previously knelt on Wednesday, John Losi, prevented another officer from rendering Gugino any aid as he lay bleeding on the sidewalk. The farce of his previous solidarity gesture couldn’t be clearer.The following day the demonstrations doubled in size. The city was forced, by the disgust and anger being expressed, to suspend and then bring charges against the two cops who assaulted Gugino. Gugino is not only a longtime activist, he went to Cuba with the 2018 Ché Brigade (Canada’s volunteer work brigade in solidarity with Cuba).In support of those two police officers, all 57 active members of the riot police, the Emergency Response Team, resigned from that squad. And when the two cops appeared in court for their arraignment, many hundreds of Buffalo police completely filled the street outside in support of the two, showing exactly whom they intend to “protect and serve” going forward.Buffalo is one of the most segregated cities in the U.S., with Main Street, which runs the length of the city, cutting it in half. About 85 percent of the city’s Black residents live on the East Side of this divide, often experiencing over policing and a blind eye from city officials.These demonstrations have been multiracial and have bridged some of the gap between residents of Buffalo’s East and West sides — now standing in solidarity to demand defunding the police and an end to police violence. In the days following Gugino’s assault, huge, energetic spirited demonstrations continued to defy the curfew. There was a greatly lessened police presence.Over 650,000 people signed a petition calling for firing the two officers. On Sunday afternoon, the Mayor withdrew the 8 p.m. curfew. The people of Buffalo showed that we never needed the police to keep us safe and that they are in fact the danger we face!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horoscope: October 10, 2020

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 1, 2021 ReddIt + posts Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Banks printA baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Cancer until 8:24 p.m., when the Moon enters Leo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020:Selective, insightful and precise, you despise waste and misuse, and this year you utilize every waking moment on a project that proves very successful. Your finances are excellent, so you mustn’t worry, but loosen up. If single, either emotionally prodigal or solitary, you don’t commit this year. If attached, your relationship is very intimate and very private. This year you take an important trip together. ARIES is the most adventurous.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★A family member who has been out of touch calls, writes or visits. Analyze habits and patterns for insights into domestic decisions. It’s a good day to add beauty to your surroundings. There is a sense of deja vu with relatives. Tonight: New home furnishings.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★You won’t enjoy solitude today, preferring action to tranquility. You’ll be more confident, goal-oriented and doing some extra neighborhood trips. Others see you as a role model. Your vitality is high, and you can accomplish a great deal. Tonight: Catch up with a sibling or neighbor.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★You’ll be thinking about security and stability. Purchase supplies for projects. You find that arts and crafts or other items that you make or build are a source of pleasure and profit. A real transformation begins today. Tonight: No need to worry; just don’t be careless.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★You’ll attract a great deal of attention today. Push yourself forward; believe in yourself. This is the time when almost anything could happen. Your warmth and confidence will lead to a new opportunity coming up. Tonight: What you make of your potential.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★You’ll be more reserved than usual. Control worries. Be aware of how your mind-set creates the world you live in. Holistic healing can be helpful if someone close to you has a health problem. Tonight: The well-being of family members is a focus.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★You will have new insights into friendships and will see how the people you’re attached to are growing and changing. You will get in touch with personal goals and wishes, deciding on which priorities are really important. Tonight: A profound night.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★You can turn a tense situation into a chance to shine and strengthen your position if you study it carefully. Everyone seems to be noticing you. Make the most of this by projecting a polished, dignified image in different situations. Tonight: Relax.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★The pace quickens. You get some new opportunities and lucky breaks today through friends, possibly through a foreign-born friend. You’ll be confident and courageous about exploring new ideas as well as new surroundings. Tonight: You could do some (remote) public speaking.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Today tempts you to overindulge. Try not to stray too far from your diet or budget. Complete errands or really important work before relaxing. It’s easy to procrastinate a bit. That’s fine if you don’t go to extremes. Tonight: Your determination and confidence are renewed.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★You can settle any legal matters amicably. Be aware of how others are advising you, and balance their advice with your own insights. File documents; complete paperwork and forms. It’s an oddly satisfying day. Tonight: Go out on a real date!AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Even though it’s the weekend, you will pursue work and will expect a great deal of yourself and associates. Communication is important in helping them materialize. Don’t overload your schedule. A little recreation will actually improve your performance. Tonight: Extra sleep.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★There can be a sudden romantic attraction. Maintain balance and get to know the new friend a bit better. You’ll be adventurous and can gain experience following some type of speculation or risk-taking. Tonight: Young people make you aware of priorities.Born today: Composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813), pianist Thelonius Monk (1917), playwright Harold Pinter (1930) Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 ReddIt Twitter Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Linkedin Tamia Banks Previous articleMyFW resident app gets an updateNext articleSoccer upsets No. 4 Oklahoma State to remain undefeated Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Banks read more