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Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgBamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBamburi Cement Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products for the building sector in Kenya and Uganda. The company exports its products to Reunion, Uganda and Mayotle. Brands in its retail range include Powermax, Powercrete, Nguvu, Supaset, Multipurpose, Powerplus and Roadcem. Pre-cast concrete paving blocks sell under the BamburiBlox name. The company also supplies precast molded cement products used for drainage, edge constraints, fencing and walling and ready-mix cement. Bamburi Cement Limited offers its service to rehabilitate quarries and owns and maintains a nature and environmental park developed from a rehabilitated quarry. The company was founded in 1951 and has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Bamburi Cement Limited is a subsidiary of Lafarge Holcim Limited (SA). Bamburi Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Family House Maxičky / 3+1 architekti

first_img Lead Architects: Pavel Plánička, Bruno Panenka, Barbora Urbanová CopyAbout this office3+1 architektiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDecinOn FacebookDěčínCzech RepublicPublished on December 31, 2019Cite: “Family House Maxičky / 3+1 architekti” 31 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931100/family-house-maxicky-3-plus-1-architekti Clipboard Architects: 3+1 architekti Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Pavel Plánička Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ArchDaily 2019 Family House Maxičky / 3+1 architekti Collaborators:Jan Severa, Pavel BohuněkCity:DěčínCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pavel PláničkaRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The original house, although full of magic, was so rigidly defined by its design, construction and materials that it was impossible to transform it by a standard reconstruction. We have therefore designed a new house, while respecting the historically given arrangement of the old linden tree / house / barn.Save this picture!© Pavel PláničkaOriginal beautiful, but damp massive sandstone walls and small rooms in between them, were replaced by contemporary materials that allowed us to create rooms relatively generous in volume, open space even while staying within the proportions similar to the original house. The wooden, monochrome skin of the house, is a calme background for the ever-changing colors oh nature around the house. House owner is a passionate collector, his artifacts pile. Old layers overlap with the new ones seemlesly.Save this picture!© Pavel PláničkaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Pavel PláničkaThere are many original themes re-used in a new way with some shifts and updates. Roof between the barn and the house established their new, closer relationship. With that it was possible to move main entrance from the side to the front. The house – although new – can without no doubt be called a “renovation”. Conscious continuity is the basis of the new design.Save this picture!© Pavel PláničkaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Figueira da Foz / Maria J. Pinto Leite, ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsWonderland Houses / MUTUOSelected Projects Share Czech Republic “COPY” CopyHouses•Děčín, Czech Republic Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Wienerberger, Weber Terranova “COPY” Family House Maxičky / 3+1 architektiSave this projectSaveFamily House Maxičky / 3+1 architekti Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931100/family-house-maxicky-3-plus-1-architekti Clipboard Area:  117 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Pavel Plánička+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year: last_img read more

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Internet “key issue” for next decade, say blind charities

Howard Lake | 18 July 2000 | News  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Internet “key issue” for next decade, say blind charities Advertisement BT Soundings magazine reports that nine leading charities for blind and partially-sighted people see the key issues for the next ten years as the Internet, technology, partnership and communication. read more

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Real voices behind the 1963 March on Washington

first_imgAug. 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.August 28 is the 50th anniversary of that fateful 1963 day in Washington, D.C., when 300,000 people marched and rallied demanding jobs and freedom. Although the corporate media often reference this monumental historic event, the actual march, the circumstances leading up to it and the organizations and personalities represented have largely been lost in people’s public perception in the United States.Typically a 10-second clip of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech of the day is presented, where he says, “I have a dream.” This was of course the greatest speech of that day, summing up the mass sentiment.Other talks addressed the demands of the movement that had grown out of decades the African-American people’s struggle for equality and self-determination. Even important and key aspects of Dr. King’s speech require modern reexamination in light of the developments in 1963 as well as what is happening in 2013.King noted that the U.S. government had given African Americans a bad check that had been sent back marked “insufficient funds.” He also illustrated how Southern governors then utilized “nullification and interposition” to block the enforcement of Civil Rights and labor laws.A historic legacy of mass mobilizationElla BakerSome 22 years prior to the 1963 march, A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin had planned a “March on Washington” demanding the end of segregation in the war industry, which was building up ferociously in early 1941. Randolph, a Socialist organizer, labor tactician and newspaper editor, called for 10,000 to come to Washington on July 1, 1941.The call for a “March on Washington” in 1941 prompted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802, which established the Fair Employment Practice Committee on June 25, just six days before the scheduled demonstration. After Roosevelt’s executive action, organizers called off the march.Rosa ParksAlthough there were other ideas about calling for marches on Washington during the 1940s, none ever materialized. On May 17, 1957, the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom was organized by Randolph and Rustin and supported by the newly formed Southern Christian Leadership Conference headed by Dr. King. At the Lincoln Memorial gathering, featured speakers included New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins, Dr. King; gospel recording artist and Civil Rights Movement supporter Mahalia Jackson performed.This rally was designed to support the Civil Rights Act of 1957, which empowered the Justice Department to pursue cases involving the suppression of voting rights of African Americans. Some 25,000 at the event heard Dr. King deliver one his first national speeches, this one entitled “Give Us the Ballot.”After 1960, the Civil Rights Movement took on a more mass character when the student sit-ins began in the South and the people of Fayette County, Tenn., tested the 1957 Civil Rights Act and began to register to vote, provoking their evictions by white landowners. The student sit-ins and boycotts lead to the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The Fayette County struggle prompted the first Tent City of the period where African Americans camped out to oppose racist evictions.Nonetheless, the events of the spring and summer of 1963 were critical in the introduction by President John F. Kennedy of yet another Civil Rights Bill in June of that year. The initiative was clearly a response to mass actions in Birmingham, Ala.; Cambridge, Md.; Somerville, Tenn.; Danville, Va.; Detroit and other cities and rural areas across the country.In Detroit on June 23, hundreds of thousands marched and rallied in the “Great Walk to Freedom” where Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was first recorded and publicized by Motown Records. His Washington, D.C., version of the same address has gained greater exposure over the last five decades, but was not the first such talk.Other key speakers at the March on Washington included SNCC Chairperson John Lewis, whose speech was considered so militant that the lead organizers requested he revise it. His original draft states, “We march today for jobs and freedom, but we have nothing to be proud of, for hundreds and thousands of our brothers are not here. They have no money for their transportation, for they are receiving starvation wages or no wages at all.“In good conscience, we cannot support wholeheartedly the administration’s civil rights bill, for it is too little and too late. There’s not one thing in the bill that will protect our people from police brutality.”Lewis also generated controversy when he stressed, “We are now involved in a serious revolution. This nation is still a place of cheap political leaders who build their careers on immoral compromises and ally themselves with open forms of political, economic and social exploitation. What political leader here can stand up and say, ‘My party is the party of principles?’ The party of Kennedy is also the party of [racist Mississippi Senator James] Eastland. The party of [Republican Senator Jacob] Javits is also the party of [rightist Senator Barry] Goldwater. Where is our party?”Bayard Rustin, often recognized as the actual organizer of the March on Washington, read the demands of the gathering. These demands included that effective Civil Rights legislation be passed immediately with no compromises, encompassing full voting rights, the withholding of federal funds to any local and state government that refuses to obey federal Civil Rights laws, the signing of an executive order ending housing discrimination, full employment, an increase in the minimum wages and other issues.Women, civil rights and the March on WashingtonWomen played a leading role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Rosa Parks’ arrest on Dec. 1, 1955, for violating the segregation laws of Alabama set off the Montgomery Bus Boycott.Without the organizing work of the Women’s Political Caucus in Montgomery, which printed the leaflets and circulated them, telling people to refrain from riding the city buses, the boycott would never have been successful. Ella Baker, a long-time organizer in the Civil Rights struggle, was the first executive director of SCLC, and would later encourage the youth to form their own organization, SNCC, in order to ensure the militancy of their anti-segregation campaigns.By 1963, women were playing leading roles in Cambridge, Md.; Somerville, Tenn.; and within the ranks of SNCC. Yet at the actual March on Washington, only one woman spoke to the crowd, although Mahalia Jackson, Marian Anderson, Joan Baez and others performed.Dr. Dorothy Height, of the National Council of Negro Women in New York, was on hand but was not allowed to address the crowd. Mahalia Jackson, who had performed, encouraged King during his prepared speech to veer away after the gospel artist shouted, “Tell them about your dream, Martin.”The only woman who spoke during the rally was film star and stage performer Josephine Baker, who flew in from her adopted home of France to participate. Baker’s tenure in France largely resulted from the national discrimination facing African-American artists in the U.S. during the 1920s and 1930s.Baker told the crowd, “I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents, and much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. And when I get mad, you know that I open my big mouth. And then look out, ’cause when Josephine opens her mouth, they hear it all over the world.  . . .“I am not a young woman now, friends. My life is behind me. There is not too much fire burning inside me. And before it goes out, I want you to use what is left to light the fire in you.”After the demonstration Baker wrote to King, saying, “I was so happy to have been united with all of you on our great historical day. I repeat that you are really a great, great leader and if you need me I will always be at your disposition because we have come a long way but still have a way to go.” She signed the Aug. 31 letter, “Your great admirer and sister in battle.”The full dimensions of the March on Washington need further exposure to the masses in the U.S. Even today in 2013 there is a need for a march for jobs and freedom.Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois died on the same day that the March on Washington took place. His death was announced at the rally as well as an acknowledgment of his shift to the left in his later decades. Du Bois spanned the political spectrum from Civil Rights and Pan-Africanism to world communism.All these currents and their glorious histories have much to inform us about the struggle that we need to wage in the years to come.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Philly DA reveals hidden Mumia files after court ruling

first_imgIf Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner can be believed, on Dec. 28 while he and his staff were reportedly searching for an office desk in a remote, nearly inaccessible, locked storeroom, they “found” six banker boxes containing files related to political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case.The newly discovered boxes, supposedly stored under the desk, reportedly had “McCann” written on the visible side. Until 2015, Edward McCann served 26 years in the DA’s office, the last four as First Assistant District Attorney. Krasner and his assistants say when they pulled the boxes out, they found “Mumia” and “Mumia Abu-Jamal” on the hidden side.  This discovery allegedly took place one day after Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker’s historic Dec. 27 ruling that Abu-Jamal, imprisoned for over 37 years, had the right to new hearings on appeals previously denied by former PA Supreme Court Justice Ron Castille. In the ruling, Tucker cited evidence of Castille’s judicial bias. Tucker also raised that prosecutors representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania failed to produce documents they were obligated to preserve while Abu-Jamal’s appeals were active. He noted that unavailability of the documents could be prejudicial to Abu-Jamal. In a Jan. 3 letter to Tucker and Abu-Jamal’s attorneys Judith Ritter and Samuel Spital, Assistant DA Tracey Kavanagh wrote: “This [discovery of the boxes] means that the Commonwealth’s prior representations that it had produced the complete file for this Court’s review in this case were incorrect.” Krasner’s office announced that the files are being reviewed, and will be turned over to Tucker. The office has volunteered to allow inspection by Abu-Jamal’s attorneys. The find was not made public until Jan. 9.Potential grounds for new trialResponding to an earlier order from Tucker in September 2017, prior to Krasner taking office, the district attorney’s office had delivered 32 boxes of acknowledged case-related files, sequentially labeled “1 of 32, 2 of 32, 3 of 32,” etc. The newly reported boxes were labeled “18 of 29, 21 of 29, 23 of 29, 24 of 29, and 29 of 29,” with one box unlabeled. In his Jan. 3 letter Assistant DA Kavanagh wrote: “Nothing in the Commonwealth’s database showed the existence of these six additional boxes.” Kavanagh did not account for the other 24 boxes in the marked sequence. That boxes of files on Abu-Jamal’s case were never accounted for in the DA’s database, and were then buried in a remote storage area under office furniture, is no surprise to Mumia’s supporters who feel there are ample grounds for his case to be blown wide open. The timing of the “discovery”—one day after Tucker’s favorable ruling—raises a serious question: Would the files have seen the light of day if Tucker had ruled for the Commonwealth and denied Abu-Jamal’s appeal?If these boxes contain any evidence that prosecutors improperly withheld from Mumia’s defense in his first hearing—significant enough that the jury might have found a verdict of “not guilty”—that could be grounds for a retrial. Even less significant evidence could create an opening for a new Post Conviction Relief Act hearing before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Krasner’s office has sole authority to appeal Tucker’s Dec. 27 ruling and must respond by Jan. 26. In recent court hearings in the case, Abu-Jamal supporters voiced concerns that Krasner, despite his background as a progressive attorney, appeared to be bending to pressure from the Fraternal Order of Police—who were given preferential seating in Tucker’s courtroom. Between Jan. 3 and Jan. 7, supporters of Abu-Jamal inundated Krasner’s office with thousands of petitions, phone calls, emails, letters—and a twitter storm. This support came from U.S. and international individuals and organizations, including prominent labor unions. All urged Krasner to allow Abu-Jamal’s appeals. One can only hope the concerted public pressure moved the DA to acknowledge the missing files. Strong evidence of police and judicial misconductWhether or not these files contain “new evidence” about Castille’s involvement relating to the basis for Abu-Jamal’s 2017 appeal, the very existence of hidden files mirrors decades of police and prosecutorial misconduct in denying justice to Abu-Jamal. After spending nearly 29 years in isolation on death row, since 2011 the 64-year-old political prisoner has been serving a life-without-parole sentence at Pennsylvania SCI Mahanoy. As a result of years of untreated hepatitis C, he suffers from unresolved skin rashes and cirrhosis of the liver, a potential precursor to liver cancer. Unjustly convicted in 1982 for the death of a Philadelphia police officer, Abu-Jamal’s case stands as one of the most controversial in the history of Philadelphia, which is known for widespread corruption in both the police department and district attorney’s office. Fifteen of the 35 police officers involved in collecting evidence in Abu-Jamal’s case in 1981 later went to jail for evidence tampering. Several witnesses in his case reported being pressured by police to change their testimony. Krasner’s predecessor Seth Williams, who delayed Abu-Jamal’s release from death row from 2001 until 2011, is currently in prison for five years for bribe-taking. Mumia Abu-Jamal, the highly political, nationally honored Black journalist, was targeted by the state for his support of the MOVE organization; his public opposition to racist, neo-fascist former Philadelphia Mayor and one-time police commissioner Frank Rizzo; and his earlier membership in the Black Panther Party. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Prison officials turn away thousands of petitions for Mumia

first_imgDozens of community activists traveled hundreds of miles from four states to Mechanicsburg, Penn., on July 24 to deliver petitions signed by 3,000 people from around the world, simply requesting the right to proper vision care for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. They expected at the very least that someone with authority in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections would step out to accept the petitions.Mumia supporters gather together on July 24, outside PA Department of Corrections HQ in Mechanicsburg, PA.The PA DOC instead placed several burly Capitol District cops and a couple of DOC staff members outside the front doors to “greet” the community representatives.The activists fighting for Abu-Jamal’s freedom — representing a global movement for the freedom of all political prisoners — insisted on their right to speak to John Wetzel, head of the state prison authority or one of his near-equals, before handing over the signatures from thousands of Mumia supporters.Agreement to meetOutside the main doors of the state facility, the first of two non-uniformed men to speak to the activists was a Mr. Barnacle. When Pam Africa, representing the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, asked who he was, he pulled out a badge marked “staff,” dated 2018. When told someone with real authority and current identification was needed, Barnacle eventually agreed to allow three participants to enter the building to deliver the petitions to a DOC official.While the assembled activists waited to be joined by people in two additional vehicles from New York City, Megan Malachi, from REAL Justice, read the petition to the press titled “Act Now to Save Mumia’s Eyesight and to Demand His Release.” (tinyurl.com/y4s3ekpr)Aminata Sandra Calhoun, from Mobilization4Mumia, followed with a statement from Mumia’s medical proxy, Rev. Mark Taylor, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, serving presently as Mumia’s “spiritual advisor.” The statement read in part:“So far, the prison officials are discouraging and making complicated the eye-doctor’s ability to share with me the medical information that Mumia wants me to have. They have not scheduled his surgery. Every cooperative effort on these matters is being made by Mumia’s family and friends; still there is too much stalling by prison officials.“We insist that SCI-Mahanoy and the PA DOC honor every legal step that Mumia needs to be taken, so that he receives quality eye-care immediately. He must no longer be subject to medical neglect or to any withholding of full information about his medical condition.“The abuse Mumia suffered in the past nearly killed him, and even when finally addressed left him with cirrhosis of the liver. There is time for PA officials to turn a new corner.” (tinyurl.com/yxvmabkr)Abu Jamal has a lot of trouble reading and doing other tasks that require good eyesight. His eyesight is seriously threatened by glaucoma, a vitreous detachment and cataracts in both eyes. These jeopardize his quality of life and wellbeing, as well as his journalistic profession.The ophthalmologist whom Abu-Jamal was taken to see outside Mahanoy Prison recommends surgical procedures to remove the cataracts on both eyes.But months of delays echo the years of delays Abu-Jamal experienced before the DOC was finally forced by a federal court to treat him with the cure for hepatitis C in 2018.DOC reneges on agreementWhen three designated activists — Dr. Suzanne Ross, Rev. Keith Collins and a videographer — later tried to enter the DOC state headquarters, they were met by another DOC staff member, Ken Smith, who claimed he was a Major in “Special Operations,” but would not show any valid identification to that effect.Smith then reneged on the earlier agreement and said he would take the petitions, but would not allow the representatives to enter the building and meet with a DOC official.  The activists were unbending in their demand that a valid DOC person of authority formally accept, “on the record,” the inch-think bundle at a location inside the building.Dr. Ross, designated as one of the petition delivery trio, told Smith: “The DOC has already failed from 2015 to 2017 to make available to Mumia the cure that was available for hep C at that time. The two-year delay left Mumia with cirrhosis of the liver [and other hep C-related damage]. Mumia supporters are determined to prevent the damage that could be caused by a comparable delay in treating his visual problems … . We’ve been here before and met with people. One time it was with the head of the press office. Send us the press officer.”Rev. Keith Collins, who visited Mumia on July 4 and was also appointed to deliver the petitions, said: “I’m a pastor, a decorated veteran, a paratrooper, also an ex-cop … . We just want to deliver these petitions … . Mumia told me he can see to get around but not to read and that’s very important — for a journalist to read and to study … . So we’re here … to get him access to the doctor … and to let him come home. He’s served forty years for a crime he did not commit.”Despite arguing for over an hour, the activists could not get the DOC to relent. Because of the commotion and locked doors, when a FedEx worker tried to deliver a package, no one on the outside would sign for it, and he was told to come back another time. Yet the DOC wanted petitions from 3,000 people to be handed over to undesignated staff, off the record, with no way of tracking the petitions, which could immediately be trashed.Finally, Abu-Jamal’s supporters marched away, but not before Pam Africa said: “We’re leaving now, but it’s not over. Wetzel, we’re going to find out wherever you be at, cause there ain’t no power like the power of the people.” The group left chanting, with the petitions in Rev. Collins’ hands, undelivered.Legal struggle continuesThe DOC’s refusal to meet with community representatives comes less than a week after the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court decision that Corrections Department employees could be sued for their decisions regarding the 65-year-old Mumia. Abu-Jamal asserts his initial denial of treatment with two antiviral drugs for hepatitis C violated his constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. In an unprecedented January 2017 decision, Federal District Court Judge Robert Mariani used that argument to order the DOC to treat Abu-Jamal with direct-acting antiviral medications for his hep C infection. Abu-Jamal’s supporters argue that because deliberate delay resulted in Mumia’s cirrhosis of the liver and because the current delay in cataract surgery may cause further deterioration in his overall health, he should immediately be released to seek treatment that the DOC refuses to make readily available to him. Abu-Jamal is not alone in enduring these cruel and unusual assaults on his health. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of state prisoners age 55 or older increased 400 percent between 1993 and 2013. Across the nation elderly prisoners experience a torturous journey toward the end of their lives, suffering from life-threatening illnesses without adequate treatment or any “compassionate release.” Abu-Jamal’s appeals for his right to treatment and for his release could result in increased rights for the freedom of all prisoners experiencing cruel and unusual conditions.Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence in the Pennsylvania prison system. The sentence, for the alleged 1981 murder of a Philadelphia policeman, came down in the context of a corruption-ridden and racist police department. That sentence has been declared unfair by human rights organizations and prison activists the world over. Although Abu-Jamal has suffered a travesty of justice in the denial of his many appeals over the years, now both the Philadelphia District Attorney and the courts have recognized his right to have his appeals re-argued. This was determined by a momentous decision by Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker in December 2018. Abu-Jamal is currently waiting for his Post Conviction Relief Act appeals to be reheard before a new panel of Pennsylvania Superior Court judges.While the PA DOC remains resistant to giving Abu-Jamal his full rights to timely health care, and while the political powers in Pennsylvania continue to vilify him, Abu-Jamal and his supporters remain strong and energized by his recent court victories.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Yusuf Bey IV indicted in Chauncey Bailey’s murder

first_img Follow the news on United States News April 28, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes a grand jury’s decision on Wednesday to indict Yusuf Bey IV on three counts of murder for ordering the killings of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007.”Finally, the authorities have made progress on this case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope that a fair trial ensues and those who ordered and carried it Chauncey Bailey’s murder will be punished.”According to Alameda County deputy district attorney, Bey IV allegedly told two of his followers that in exchange for killing Bailey, he would teach them how to file fraudulent loan applications that could reap hundreds of thousands of dollars.The indictments of Bey IV and Mackey come after a lengthy re-investigation of Bailey’s killing by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.The Oakland police homicide investigator first assigned to the Bailey case, Sgt. Derwin Longmire, is suspended and the department is moving to fire him after he was found to have compromised the investigation and had undocumented contact with Bey IV against orders. United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says May 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Yusuf Bey IV indicted in Chauncey Bailey’s murder to go further Receive email alertscenter_img RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas News Help by sharing this information Organisation News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

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Limerick is all set for a night of culture and craic

first_imgFacebook Previous articleBringing Derrynane out of the darkNext articleConcern over N21 Adare road improvement works Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor, Liam Galvin ensures divine intervention in the weather for culture nightEIGHTY five cultural events will be held in Limerick this Friday, September 18 as part of Culture Night 2015.Among the wealth of buildings and venues opening their doors to the public from 5 to 10pm for a wide range of events are Limerick City Gallery of Art, Dance Limerick, The Hunt Museum, Mungret College, St John’s Cathedral, Desmond Castle, Honeyfitz Theatre and Limerick Printmakers.Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Liam Galvin attended the launch this week with a statue of the Child of Prague to help ensure good weather for Culture Night.“Culture Night is a fantastic opportunity for families and friends to enjoy stories, music, dancing and a celebration of culture brings us together and brings out the best in us,” Mayor Galvin enthused.“In 2014 Limerick showed its passion for culture and this vibrancy and energy is a real asset to us as we bid for the European designation Capital of Culture 2020,” he added.The Culture Night programme has been put together by cultural organisations, individual artists, heritage groups, theatres, castles, villages and citizens who believe in the power of culture to bring us together, create conversations and enjoy a good night out.Among the highlights of Culture Night 2015 is ‘A Plate of Mungret. The Irish myth of the Salmon of Knowledge will be re-enacted with a real salmon kindly donated by Rene Cusack, the oldest family fishmongers in the country. After the salmon has been cooked people will be invited to try it to see if you have gained all the world’s knowledge.Youth Arts will be a key part of the Culture night programme in the City and County. Limerick County Youth Theatre will host a series of drama workshops at the HoneyFitz Theatre in Lough Gur.Luggage Doors Operating, a band who performs original material and their own riffs on classic material, will perform as part of the music programme at Limerick City Gallery of Art from 6 to 8pm. The band consists of four visual arts practitioners based in Limerick, Kevin O’Keeffe, Pamela Dunne, Rory Prout and Carl Doran.Culture Night is organised by the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht in partnership with Local Authority Arts Offices, and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland. For more details visit www.culturenight.ie. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Print TAGSCulture Night 2015limerick NewsLocal NewsLimerick is all set for a night of culture and craicBy Alan Jacques – September 17, 2015 614 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Council rejects bid to make funding allocation discussions public

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter By admin – September 27, 2016 Council rejects bid to make funding allocation discussions public Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews A motion to allowing the public attend meetings at which decisions are made on applictions under the Development Fund Initiative has been defeated in the Donegal council chamber.The move would have allowed the public see how funding is being allocated, and on what basis decisions are being made to accept or reject applications.Cllr Michal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig put forward the motion. He says in light of queries raised in the past in relation to funding allocations, it would have been in the public interest.He says he brought forward the motion after he was accused of having conflicts of interest in some previous decisions………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/michaelconflict.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePolice in Derry and Strabane announce autumn road safety programmeNext articleCouncil restructures development levy system with new charges for windfarms admin Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

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Doherty calls for introduction of school book rental scheme

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articlePARC welcomes confirmation that Hit and Runs will be recordedNext articleMan in coma after sectarian attack is asked if he is “fit for work” News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – August 27, 2013 Sinn Fein is calling on the Government to set up a school book scheme.It says a state scheme – where pupils would borrow books at the start of the year – would cost the Government an initial 45 million euro.But it’s claimed the cost would fall quite rapidly as the books continue to be used year after year.The party’s finance spokespseron Pearse Doherty says the government needs to recognise the hardship that buying schoolbooks is causing…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/pearsebookscheme.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Doherty calls for introduction of school book rental scheme Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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