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Kenya Orchards Limited (ORCH.ke) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) Q32014 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz)  2014 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This FTSE 100 stock dominates its industry. Is now the time to buy?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. This FTSE 100 stock dominates its industry. Is now the time to buy? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’ve long been a fan of Rightmove (LSE: RMV). It’s the clear market leader in its industry, and such domination has inherent investment appeal. However, I’ve previously been somewhat cautious about where fair value rests with this FTSE 100 giant. As such, I’ve also been cautious about how much I should be willing to pay for its shares.The company released its latest annual results this morning. In another dire day for the markets, its shares are currently down 4% at 610p. They’re now 13% below their record high of over 700p, punched just a couple of weeks ago. Could now be the time to buy?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…Robust performanceIn today’s results, Rightmove reported the kind of growth numbers we’ve become accustomed to. Revenue was up 8% to £289.3m from £267.8m in the prior year. Underlying earnings per share (EPS) increased 10% to 20.2p from 18.3p. And the board lifted the dividend 11% to 7.2p from 6.5p.Digging a little deeper into the top-line performance, we find agency revenue increased 4% to £209.3m, new homes revenue increased 20% to £55.5m, and other business revenue (such as overseas and commercial property) increased 19% to £24.5m.Membership numbers were down 3% over the year. The company said this reflected a decline in mainly low-stock agency branches offset by strong growth in new homes development numbers. As such, it appears the group’s 8% top-line growth was driven by an 8.3% rise in average revenue per advertiser to £1,088 per month from £1,005.The company maintained its underlying operating margin at an impressive 75.9%. This, together with the continuation of the board’s longstanding share buyback programme, fed down to the 10% rise in underlying EPS.I’d agree with management that this was “a robust financial performance, despite the backdrop of Brexit and an uncertain UK housing market.” And that it demonstrates the strength of the company’s subscription business model.ValuationCity analysts reckon Rightmove can sustain annual 10% EPS growth. They’ve pencilled-in increases of this order for both 2020 and 2021. The question is: How much should we be willing to pay for this growth?At the current 610p share price and £5.3bn market capitalisation, buyers are paying over 18 times today’s reported revenue of £289m. This seems insanely high for a revenue multiple.However, due to the company’s fantastic operating margin, its earnings valuation is far less extreme at a bit over 30 times today’s reported EPS of 20.2p. And, assuming sustainable 10% EPS growth, the multiple falls to 27.5 this year and 25 next year.Meanwhile, a running yield of 1.2% on today’s reported dividend of 7.2p isn’t exactly eye-catching. However, I wouldn’t undervalue it. The board’s policy is to increase the payout broadly in line with EPS growth. If annual 10% growth is sustainable, investors could see a markedly higher income in time.Bottom lineWould I buy the stock today? I think I’ve probably been overly cautious about Rightmove’s valuation in the past. Or, put another way, under-appreciated the many strengths of the company.Reflecting on the business today, and the valuation after the fall in the share price over the last couple of weeks, I’m seeing reasonable value. As such, I rate it a stock to buy for the long term. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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. 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. G A Chester | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: RMV 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

FTSE 100 shares: how I’d invest £20,000 for a passive income

first_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 get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! FTSE 100 shares: how I’d invest £20,000 for a passive income There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! See all posts by Paul Summers Image source: Getty Images. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. One of the most fuss-free ways of generating passive income, in my opinion, is to buy shares in dividend-paying stocks. Holding these within a Stock and Shares ISA also means I don’t pay any tax on the cash I receive. Today, I’m looking at which companies from the FTSE 100 index I’d spend my £20,000 annual allowance on.My criteriaBefore getting stuck in, it’s worth highlighting a couple of things I avoid doing when screening for great dividend shares. The first of these is not searching for the biggest dividend yields on offer. This might seem counter-intuitive, so let me explain. 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…Since they’re negatively correlated, a high yield could be the result of a company’s share price crashing. This could be due to a whole host of factors, but it’s usually the result of a slowdown in trading. This reversal in fortunes often leads to a dividend being reduced, or withdrawn completely, in an effort to shore up cash. In addition to avoiding seriously high yields, I also tend to avoid companies whose earnings are cyclical. Instead, I look for those stocks that should enjoy consistent demand for whatever goods or services they provide. In theory, this should mean they’re far more likely to provide a reliable income stream for their holders. This is partly why I steer clear of investing in banks, for example.So, which stocks from the FTSE 100 take my fancy right now?FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buyThanks to the predictability of their earnings, I think it’s likely utility stocks would take up a fair chunk of my £20,000 ISA allocation. Within this, I’d include FTSE 100 juggernauts such as National Grid and perhaps a water firm such as Severn Trent.Elsewhere, consumer goods giant Unilever would make the cut, as would drinks firm Diageo. In addition to boasting portfolios stuffed with brands people are willing to pay for, both have a truly global reach and should recover strongly once the pandemic subsides. With a 27% share of the UK grocery market, I’d also take a position in Tesco.Of course, it’s vital to be diversified. So, although I’d prefer its dividend payouts to be growing, some of my capital would go to pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. To counter this lack of growth, I’d add health & safety firm Halma, due to its great track record of increasing its cash returns. A word of warningWhile I’d feel confident holding any of the above shares as part of a FTSE 100-focused, passive income-generating strategy, this is not to say such a portfolio is devoid of risk. ‘Black swan’ events like a global pandemic have shown us that nothing can be guaranteed.Away from inevitable crashes and corrections, investors also needs to bear in mind dividend policies can always change. Tesco may be the UK’s biggest supermarket right now but this may not be the case in, say, 2030. GlaxoSmithKline may be snapped up by a deep-pocketed suitor.If this were to worry me, there’s an alternative. Instead of buying individual company stocks, I could simply buy a cheap exchange-traded fund that tracks all stocks within the FTSE 100. While this would likely generate a lower passive income stream, it does allow time-poor investors a way out of the need to keep in touch with their holdings.  Paul Summers | Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Halma, Tesco, and Unilever. 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.last_img read more

London Irish desperate for return win after loss to Toulon

first_imgFriday Dec 17, 2010 London Irish desperate for return win after loss to Toulon Tomorrow Toulon host London Irish in a crucial pool 3 game that will effectively decide if Irish will continue in the Heineken Cup or not. Last weekend Toulon got the better of them, winning 19-13 at the Madejski Stadium.Jonny Wilkinson was destroyer in chief, while Joe Van Niekerk put in a performance that will have quite possibly put the forgotten man of Springbok rugby back on the map. The same can be said for Wilkinson and England, as he showed that he is anything but over the hill, as some have suggested he is at this stage in his career.“Jonny gets better with age, like a fine wine,” said London Irish coach Toby Booth. “He didn’t look in decline to me. I saw him stop George Stowers on the short side 10 metres out… I think he’s actually getting a bit better. He’s like a fine wine, he added, before reflecting on Van Niekerks performance.“He was the difference between the teams, to be fair. It’s fairly evident that their game plan revolves around him, and while we knew what was coming, he caused us massive problems. In a hard-fought, competitive contest, he was the true quality act. Sometimes, you have to put up your hand and admit these things,” said Booth.Van Niekerk himself was all about praise for Wilkinson. “You can’t say any more about Wilko, the guy’s a genius. What more do you want from a 10 than keeping the scoreboard rolling? It’s a privilege and an honour to play with a guy like that. Jonny is still world class.”Crashing to their sixth defeat in a row, the Exiles were in fact lucky to not go down by a larger margin as Toulon missed a few chances that should probably have been put away.This weekend London Irish will be going for the win as they visit Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol for a game that is vital for the visitors to win, something Booth is well aware of.“It’s a cup final. Realistically we’re going to find it difficult if we don’t get a result so we know what we have to do. From a Heineken Cup point-of-view, it’s a ‘do or die’ situation.” Time: 04:11ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

first_img Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918585/summerhouse-at-soderora-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard Photographs:  Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman Photography Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Houses CopyHouses•Norrtälje SO, Sweden Collaborator:Anders RognerudCity:Norrtälje SOCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. On a remote island in the Stockholm archipelago, this small house is built within the context and specific conditions for construction that no car access for transports result in.Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographySave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyAround an central open space, four small rooms for sleeping, storage and bath are placed, one in each corner. Light enters through a skylight and large glazed niches that underscores the atelier like character of the central space, as it opens up toward the sky and its green environs in 360°.Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyIn two of the niches, the sliding glass doors are placed on the inner side to create sheltered spaces for the entrance terrace and a place for outdoor dinners. Roof and facades are finished with the same black slate bitumen standard roofing product. Interior and outdoor rooms have natural and light grey painted sawn wooden panels.Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessA Happily Tracked Day / Ying Long for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019ArticlesHomecore Store / Studio Malka ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTham & Videgård ArkitekterOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorrtälje SOSwedenPublished on June 07, 2019Cite: “Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter” 07 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save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 Lead Architects: center_img Year:  “COPY” Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård ArkitekterSave this projectSaveSummerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918585/summerhouse-at-soderora-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard 2008 Bolle Tham, Martin Videgård ArchDaily Sweden Projects Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman Photography+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

Tiempo de definición del estatus en Puerto Rico

first_imgRecién comienza el año 2016 y ya promete ser uno lleno de definiciones políticas para Puerto Rico. La gigantesca deuda pública de $73 miles de millones y su impago sigue siendo el problema en que se centran los medios noticiosos corporativos a nivel internacional. Sin embargo, a pesar de que por tratar de pagar esa deuda, el gobierno colonial de PR ha recortado servicios esenciales y ha hundido en la miseria a la mayoría de las familias boricuas, es otro el centro de atención y acción en Puerto Rico: el estatus político.Por muchos años se ha hablado del estatus e incluso se han celebrado referendos que, por el hecho de haber sido encuadrados dentro de un estado colonial, impuestos en cierta medida por la metrópolis (EUA), han sido realmente ilegítimos e inconsecuentes. Sin embargo, las discusiones actuales, resultado de la enorme crisis a todos niveles que sufre el país, conllevan la legitimidad de que sólo la definición del estatus podrá conducir al camino de una verdadera solución a esta profunda crisis.Después de más de 100 años de un proceso de coloniaje que afecta incluso el modo de pensar y razonar, una verdad, aunque sea de Perogrullo, puede ser disfrazada e incluso presentada como su antípoda. Este ha sido el caso en PR. Desde el salón de clases hasta la radio y la televisión, pasando por todas las esferas de la vida social, han servido de plataformas utilizadas por el imperio para transfigurar la realidad patente de una colonia, dando aparentar que es un país con autonomía. Esto precisamente era lo que Lolita Lebrón, Irving Flores, Andrés Figueroa Cordero y Rafael Cancel Miranda intentaron exponer al mundo cuando abrieron fuego en el Congreso estadounidense ese 1º de marzo de 1954.Para ocultar ante la comunidad internacional su terrible papel como subyugador de un pueblo que pudiera opacar el avance de su guerra fría contra la URSS, EUA impuso una imagen de “autonomía puertorriqueña” mediante una constitución en Puerto Rico que otorgaba limitados e irrisorios derechos bajo el eufemismo del ‘Estado Libre Asociado’, concepto en sí contradictorio. A partir del 1953, ya los imperialistas no tendrían que dar cuenta de su colonia en las asambleas de las Naciones Unidas, puesto que PR era un país ‘casi’ soberano y tenía su propio gobernador puertorriqueño elegido por el pueblo, no un yanqui nominado por EUA. La colonia se había ‘perfumado’ y EUA podía seguir obteniendo todas las riquezas necesarias sin mayor objeción internacional.Momento de definiciónEsa farsa terminó hace pocos días cuando el Procurador General de EUA, Donald Verrilli Jr., manifestó claramente que el ELA no tiene soberanía propia. Es interesante saber que estas declaraciones surgieron durante una comparecencia del PG como ‘amigo de la corte’ para vistas frente al Tribunal Supremo estadounidense en un caso que nada tiene que ver con la crisis económica isleña e ilustra la urgencia del tema del estatus.El caso conocido como Puerto Rico vs Sánchez Valle se trata de uno sobre doble exposición (double jeopardy) en el que un sujeto fue procesado en tribunales en EUA por posesión y venta ilegal de armas y expone que no puede ser procesado por el mismo delito por tribunales locales puertorriqueños. El Departamento de Justicia de PR sin embargo, afirma que sí tiene el poder de acusar a personas por el mismo delito puesto que PR tiene soberanía propia, sometiendo el caso ante el Tribunal Supremo de EUA.El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla, del Partido Popular Democrático, proponente y defensor del ELA colonial, inmediatamente respondió con la ficticia indignación de los corruptos y traidores de su propio pueblo. Si no fuera algo tan trágico, sería material irrisorio para una comedia. Señalando que EUA “cambió de opinión”, AGP escribió que “las leyes y la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado emanan del poder del pueblo de Puerto Rico en el ejercicio de su poder inherente a organizarse políticamente en un gobierno propio. Así lo han reconocido también los Estados Unidos durante décadas ante la comunidad internacional”.El gobierno del presidente Obama sin embargo, a través de su procuradora general adjunta, Nicole Saharsky, se pronunció claramente durante la vista del 13 de enero en el Tribunal Supremo. Saharsky dijo: “El Congreso puede, de hecho, revisar el arreglo actual que tiene con Puerto Rico. Eso es así porque Puerto Rico es un territorio de Estados Unidos. Los territorios pertenecen a Estados Unidos lo que significa que están bajo la soberanía de Estados Unidos. Y la segunda es que es el Congreso el que hace las reglas….”. (noticel.com) En resumen, que PR es propiedad, no parte, de EUA y puede hacer lo que quiera a través del Congreso.Se espera una decisión del caso en los próximos meses.Esto tiene gran relevancia ahora cuando como resultado de una serie de vistas en el Congreso estadounidense sobre la crisis en PR y el pedido del gobierno de PR para tener acceso a una ley de bancarrota para reestructurar la deuda, hay una propuesta congresional de imponer una Junta Fiscal Federal independiente para supervisar las finanzas en PR. Esta realmente sería una junta para asegurar el pago a los bonistas de Wall Street y actuaría fuera de los marcos legales y gubernamentales isleños. Una verdadera junta colonial.Respuesta del Movimiento en PREsta situación está ayudando a incrementar la unidad dentro del movimiento independentista. Un ejemplo fue la Asamblea del Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño el pasado mes donde se proclamó la candidata a la gobernación por el PIP, María de Lourdes Santiago, actualmente senadora por el mismo partido. En esa asamblea acudieron partidos, organizaciones y personalidades de la izquierda y el movimiento de liberación que no están afiliadas al PIP, en una muestra de acercamientos que podría significar la búsqueda de un consenso tan necesario en este tiempo de lucha independentista.Muchas figuras del independentismo han manifestado que este es el año crucial para la lucha por la soberanía e independencia. De hecho, nunca antes se han dado coordinadas tan perfectas para facilitar la discusión amplia y abierta con el pueblo sobre la independencia. Es imprescindible una campaña de educación popular sobre la necesidad de autodeterminación y liberación del yugo imperialista y demostrar que la independencia, no la estadidad, es el único estatus que puede garantizar un futuro de justicia social y económica para el pueblo. La crisis ha sido la gran escuela que está ayudando a quitar el velo de obnubilación colonial impuesto por el imperio.Oscar López Rivera, prisionero político que lleva ya 34 años en cárceles yanquis por luchar por la independencia, está jugando un papel muy importante. Recientemente escribió desde prisión un mensaje al pueblo para que su hija Clarisa López lo leyera en ocasión de la celebración de su cumpleaños el 6 de enero. En él exhortaba al pueblo entero a unirse para que rechazaran el pago de la deuda y la boicotearan, pidiendo además la unión y la colaboración del movimiento independentista en una lucha conjunta.Joubert-Ceci es miembro del Comité Boricua Filadelfia-Camden recientemente formado, integrado por boricuas en la diáspora para colaborar en la lucha por la independencia de PR.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data

first_img SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data Facebook Twitter EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data The National Pork Producers Council is extremely troubled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s release earlier this month to several activist groups of personal information on U.S. hog farmers and on other livestock and poultry farmers and, possibly, business-confidential data on their farms. EPA in early February released raw data from farms in 30 states, including, in some instances, farmers’ home addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses as well as information on employees of operations, to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Earth Justice and the Pew Charitable Trusts under Freedom of Information Act requests the groups filed. “The release of data containing personal and confidential information is extremely troubling; we feel betrayed,” said NPPC President R.C. Hunt, a hog farmer from Wilson, N.C. “We are very concerned for farmers and with the ability of those opposed to modern livestock and poultry farms to manipulate that data to advance their extremist agenda.”EPA gathered the information despite being forced last year to drop a proposed reporting rule for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) because of concerns about the privacy and biosecurity of family farms. The regulation was the result of a 2010 “sweetheart” deal the agency entered with environmental groups, including NRDC. The deal was struck while EPA and livestock and poultry producers were in the middle of a lawsuit brought by NPPC over EPA’s 2008 CAFO rule, which required large livestock and poultry operations that propose to or that might discharge into waterways to obtain Clean Water Act (CWA) permits. A federal appeals court ruled that the CWA requires permits only for farms that actually discharge.In dropping the reporting rule, EPA indicated it still wanted to collect data on CAFOs to “more effectively carry out its CAFO permitting programs on a national level and ensure that CAFOs are implementing practices to protect water quality and human health.” But the agency gathered the data from state water agencies without informing them about its intention to share the information with outside groups, including through a searchable national database. NPPC is reviewing the files that EPA released to better understand the scope and content of the data. “What’s ironic,” Hunt said, “is that, in the name of transparency, EPA released information in secret and violated the privacy rights of farmers across the country.” Previous articleGroups Unite in Opposition to Senate Sequestration PackageNext articleU.S. Representative Looking to Mandate GMO Labeling Nationwide Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Feb 20, 2013 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

To Label to Not to Label, That is the Question

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 19, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Commentary To Label to Not to Label, That is the Question SHARE To Label to Not to Label, That is the Question SHARE Facebook Twitter Whether ’tis nobler to require labels about biotechnology on food products or to allow a voluntary system of labeling food products… With apologies to the Bard, this is the question that is getting considerable debate among farm groups, food companies, retailers, government agencies, lawmakers, and activist groups. There is plenty of emotion, money and politics involved, with facts and research being largely ignored. While on the surface this may look like a fight over biotechnology, in reality, it is a fight between the free market and big government domination.Last week 4 U.S. lawmakers and 200 organizations, many with a financial stake in the outcome, delivered a letter to President Obama demanding new federal labeling regulations on food products with genetically-modified ingredients. The action follows the defeat of state referendums to require such labels in California and Washington. This is just the latest skirmish in a war that has been raging for years. While likely to generate some rhetoric, political observers on Capitol Hill say there is very little chance any federal legislation will be acted upon in the foreseeable future.Yet, it is an issue in which agriculture has a stake. Biotechnology is — and will continue to be — a major part of food production in the US and worldwide and may be our only hope to meet the food demands of the future.  But, as I said, the principle issue here is not biotechnology but the preservation of the free market. “Mandatory labeling of GM foods fails every justification for requiring them: scientific, economic, legal, and most of all, common sense,” said Jeff Stier with the National Center for Public Policy Research. Stier points out that, if companies want to produce food free of biotechnology, they can do so and are free to label those foods as GMO-free, “Mandatory labeling of safe products represents a classic case of rent-seeking; this is an effort to assert political influence at the expense of consumers and responsible farmers for the sole benefit of those seeking the labels.” We are seeing signs that the free market is working in this area. Several major food companies have announced they are removing some biotech ingredients from their products in response to a small, but vocal, effort by some consumer organizations. In some cases, the companies are labeling their products “GMO FREE,” in other cases they are not. These are voluntary actions and present consumers with a choice when they make their food decisions.  The American Farm Bureau Federation and the USDA support this approach. US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Villsack stated last week that he was not in favor of a mandatory label approach.So, who is behind the push for mandatory labels? According to the letter that was sent the President, the groups supporting the effort reads like a who’s who radical environmental and consumer groups: Greenpeace, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth U.S., the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, and the Environmental Working Group. Free-market and middle-of-the road groups do not appear to be represented. Companies behind the effort are those who have a vested interest in villainizing biotechnology. They include: Ben and Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm, Amy’s Kitchen, Eden Foods, Odin Brewing, and others.These groups are defining the issue as a food safety issue and a consumer’s right to know issue — neither of which are relevant here. As Stier points out, “Genetically modified foods, already consumed widely by American consumers, haven’t made anyone sick.” Consumers do have the right to know if the food they are buying is safe and that ingredients are in the food. But since biotechnology in no way changes the food product, requiring this information does not fall into this category.  If companies want to voluntarily label their food or remove biotech products, they should have the right to do so but not be forced to.To those who advocate for mandatory biotech labels I say, in the words of William Shakespeare, “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!” By Gary Truitt Previous articleWilson Promotes High Oleic as Part of USB AssignmentNext articleAmerican Made Message Delivered to Drivers on I-80 Gary Truittlast_img read more