Pretoria Portland Cement Co.Ltd (PPC.zw) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s a FTSE 100 high-yielding stock I’d buy right now

first_img Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 | More on: PSN Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images. Here’s a FTSE 100 high-yielding stock I’d buy right now Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares There’s a lot to like in today’s full-year report from housebuilding company Persimmon (LSE: PSN). Of course, the pandemic dented profits a bit in 2020. But I find some of the other figures to be encouraging. And judging by this morning’s buoyant share price action, other investors agree.Why I’d buy this FTSE 100 high-yielding stockThe lockdown restrictions contributed to a decline of just over 14% in new home completions. And that led to a fall in total revenue of almost 9% compared to 2019. But Persimmon still managed to complete 13,575 new homes in 2020, which strikes me as a worthwhile contribution to the UK’s housing stock.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…Meanwhile, in 2020 we saw a robust housing market. And the company’s selling prices rose by nearly 7%. The average new Persimmon house sold for £230,534. And I’ve been amazed at how well my own property has appreciated in the almost six years I’ve owned it. Perhaps the lesson is how important it is for investors to focus on asset diversification. I’ve got a decent split between property and shares, for example. And the approach has served me well.Beneath the challenges of the pandemic, the long-term supply and demand characteristics of the UK housing market are good for housebuilders. And the government seems committed to supporting the market on an ongoing basis. Those tailwinds have powered Persimmon’s business for some time, and they show up in today’s results as well.For example, forward sales rose by almost 15% in 2020 to £2.27bn. And the company’s cash balance shot up by just over 46% during the year. On 31 December, the figure for net cash on the balance sheet stood at just over £1,234m. And Persimmon has negligible borrowings.Robust financesThe finances are robust. But they should be. Persimmon has been trading well with bumper profits for years now. But we should never forget it’s a cyclical business. If we didn’t have the happy set of economic circumstances I’ve outlined, Persimmon could drop like a stone. It makes a great deal of sense for housebuilders to trade their metaphorical socks off while the going is good. And for them to salt away every penny for the bad times ahead when the bottom might eventually fall out of their businesses.But Persimmon has been spinning out bumper shareholder returns for so long, it’s easy to forget the inherent risk in holding the stock. Yet those with eyebrows as long and bushy as mine will remember the company following the credit crunch in the late noughties. Back then, you could hardly find a willing person to take the pulverised shares off your hands.However, now I reckon the company could have a long road ahead with favourable industry economics. And I’m prepared to risk owning a few of the shares in my diversified portfolio. After all, today the directors committed to more generous shareholder dividends ahead “subject to continual board review”. And one of the main features of owning the stock over the past decade or so has been those abundant shareholder cash returns. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Ireland impressive against France at Croke Park

first_imgSunday Feb 8, 2009 Ireland impressive against France at Croke Park Ireland came out victors against France at Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday with an excellent victory over the side that outdid them for the championship in 2007. It was the first victory in eight matches for the Irish against France and provided a perfect start for coach Declan Kidney on his Six Nations debut.“In some of the Ireland-France matches recently I think the lads have been a bit unlucky, Kidney said afterwards.“A bounce of a ball could have won other games for them so it was nice a few things went our way today.”“I’m just delighted for the players, I keep saying it but you don’t believe me.“It’s not about me, it’s about everybody’s efforts. Somebody has to be in this seat.”“The way we reacted after that drop goal typified a team that learned a lot from two years ago,” captain Brian O’Driscoll told a news conference, referring to Lionel Beauxis’s kick that briefly put the French within a try of victory late on.“The way we hunted them down and weren’t going to give it up to them easily. Maybe there was a little bit of knowledge in the team second time around.”O’Driscoll said: “We’re where we want to be. We’ve played one game, we’ve won one game, we’re happy with our performance.” Time: 04:02ADVERTISEMENT 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. 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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. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Ireland impressive against France at Croke Park | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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The Stormers edge the Blues in another dramatic game

first_imgWednesday May 25, 2011 The Stormers edge the Blues in another dramatic game Following a bit of a trend this past weekend in world rugby, the Stormers traveled to Auckland and pulled off a last ditch 28-26 win against the Blues, in yet another game of two halves.It was a classic match-up as the men from Cape Town were determined to avoid a three game losing streak, but had to fight for it after being down 19-3 at halftime, and playing with fourteen men after Francois Louw was yellow carded.The Stormers came out pumped up in the second half though, and thanks to some great play by new center pairing Juan De Jongh and Johann Sadie, got within touching distance of a famous win. A controversial late try from Schalk Burger got them equal, then an ice-cool conversion from replacement scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage gave them the win.Errors and missed tackles were the downfall of the home side, although the stats actually show that the Stormers missed eight more than the Auckland region. Perhaps a telling stat is the linebreaks, with the Stormers making 13 to the 7 of the Blues.Coach Pat Lam seemed to direct his attention towards the officials though, claiming that the Burger try shouldn’t have been given. “Some calls out there made it very tough for us,” he said.“When the touch judge says it’s short, and Alby (Mathewson) says it’s short, but Keith Brown (referee) believes he saw it over the line. We’re very frustrated.”On the plus side, Luke McAlister became the first New Zealand player to break the 100 point mark this season, taking his season tally to 109 points, something that All Black coach Graham Henry will surely take note of.For the Stormers, the successful center pairing of De Jongh and Sadie are likely to be relegated to the bench for their next game against the Brumbies. If Jaque Fourie and Jean De Villiers are fit, they will be automatic selections, said forwards coach Matt Proudfoot from Sydney. Time: 05:19ADVERTISEMENT 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 MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 1 WEEK AGO WATCH: Brutal footage of the fight between Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 22 HOURS AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 3 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. 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 ruining 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. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? The Stormers edge the Blues in another dramatic game | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Two National Lottery distributors to merge?

first_imgTwo National Lottery distributors to merge? The New Opportunities Fund (NOF) and Community Fund are engaged in merger discussions. Voluntary sector publishing and training organisation The Directory of Social Change argues this represents a threat to the independence of a key source of charitable funding.Discussions on the possible merger between the two distributors of National Lottery funding have been held as a result of the government’s Lottery Review. In a statement the two bodies say that “the merger and creation of a new Distributor is intended to lead to a reduction in the costs of Lottery distribution and increased efficiency.”Although no decision will be taken until April 2003, the Directory of Social Change (DSC) has already criticised the proposed merger. The DSC argues that the two bodies are quite different despite the fact that they both distribute lottery funds. “The Community Fund,” says the DSC “has, until Advertisement now, operated independently of government, choosing its own mission ­to help those at greatest disadvantage in the community and developing its own widely respected programmes for doing so. NOF, on the other hand, only funds programmes decided for it by the government, often in support of other government initiatives.”DSC opposes any merger on the grounds that it would not be in the best interests of an independent voluntary sector. If it does go ahead, however, the DSC has called for the completely independent allocation of charities’ existing percentage of lottery funds (already reduced by government to 17%) to be fully enshrined in the arrangements. In light of the recent media campaign against the Community Fund’s funding policy, the DSC adds that any new body “must be free to maintain the Community Fund’s present and widely respected mission and to choose its own ways of implementing this.” The DSC reports that the Board of the Community Fund will meet on 21 January to decide on whether to proceed with this project.The statement from the New Opportunities Fund and Community Fund added that the two bodies “will be consulting the sectors affected should the merger go ahead.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 December 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  15 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

Give As You Live offers charities £5 for every new shopper

first_img 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. Tagged with: Digital Everyclick Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Give As You Live offers charities £5 for every new shopper Howard Lake | 6 February 2012 | News  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities can now receive a £5 donation from online shopping site Give as you Live™ for every new shopper that they persuade to register on the site.To qualify charities need to:* recruit at least 25 shoppers by 31 March 2012.* persuade the shoppers themselves to spend a minimum of £10 using Give As You Live to support a cause.Give as you Live allows online shoppers to donate a percentage of whatever they spend online to the charity of their choice, at no cost to them. Based on an average monthly spend Give As You Live says that each shopper is expected to raise £2.10 per month for charity.Nina Gopal, Head of Fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Action, welcomed the new offer, saying: “Give as you Live is helping us achieve our target of raising over £15,000 in additional, unrestricted income just from our supporter’s existing online spend in 2012.”Polly Gowers, CEO of fundraising technology company Everyclick, which created the Give As You Live service, said: “The driver behind the initiative is to highlight to charities the sheer power and fundraising potential of our technology. Countless charities support us already, but from the feedback we have received so far, many have stated the new scheme will really drive them to take full advantage of Give as you Live.”www.giveasyoulive.com/informationlast_img read more

Police vs. workers and oppressed

first_imgThis article is slightly edited and updated from its first appearance in the Jan. 29, 1971, issue of Workers World newspaper. The writer was a founding member and chairperson of Workers World Party.[Some say] that there are good cops and bad cops, just like there are good capitalists and bad ones. … The truth, however, is that there is objectively speaking not a shred of class identity between workers and the police. The fundamental interests of the workers are diametrically opposed to those of the police and are absolutely irreconcilable with them.Producers or parasites?A worker is, above all, a producer. The police officer is a parasite who lives off what the worker produces. No truer words could be said! All the material wealth which is now in the possession of the capitalist class was produced by the workers. When a worker goes out on strike she [or he] is merely trying to retrieve a portion of the wealth which her [or his] labor power produced.The worker gets back in the form of wages only a portion of what he [or she] produces. The rest is what the capitalist class retains in the form of profit (really the unpaid labor of the workers).The gross national income of the U.S. last year reached [an] astronomical sum. … It was all produced by workers: Black, Brown, white, men and women and even children. The struggles of all the workers, insofar as their immediate demands are concerned, are merely to retrieve a larger portion of this wealth which they produced for the bosses and which the bosses keep for themselves.Cops contribute nothing to social wealthWhat have the cops contributed to the production of this unprecedented amount of wealth? Nothing at all. In fact, their principal function is to guard the wealth for the capitalists, protect their monopolist profits from the demands of the workers. … That’s the very essence of a cop: to crack the heads of strikers and practice the most inhuman brutality against the Black, Puerto Rican and Chican[x] communities.A cop is a mercenary hired by the capitalist class through their agent (the city government) to keep the mass of the workers and the oppressed in complete subjection. They utilize all the forces and violence at their disposal whenever the masses rise up in rebellion against the unendurable conditions imposed by the master class.The police are the most parasitic social grouping in society. When they work — if that’s what it can possibly be called — their labor is directed against the workers and oppressed. Graft, corruption, intimate collaboration with all sorts of underworld figures and enterprises such as gambling, narcotics and a thousand other shady businesses — that’s what cops are really engaged in.They are utterly inseparable from crime and corruption itself. One could not exist without the other. Both are nourished and supported by the nature of the capitalist system itself. To put the police on a par with the workers is to erase the difference between the persecutors and their victims.Such incidental operations of the police as traffic control and other related useful functions for society are deliberately tacked on by the government to police control when they in reality should be separate and independent activities of workers apart from the parasitic regular police functions.What about … ‘Social Democrat’ cops?The police in every capitalist country are trained in the spirit of civil war against the workers and the popular masses in general. This is so even in the rare cases, like pre-war Austria and Germany, where substantial sections of the police considered themselves “socialists” or “social democrats” because a large section of the populations of these countries were either socialists or communists.However, at the critical moment when the fascists in Austria made ready to seize power by a coup, the police unanimously and cheerfully lined up with them and opened up a civil war against the workers. In Germany proper, they joined the storm troopers. They played a prime role in Hitler’s attempt to ferret out every militant worker and every progressive person and haul them off to the concentration camps. These same police systematically carried out the torture of hundreds of thousands of socialists and communists, not to speak of the unbelievable atrocities against Jews.In this country, who does not know that the Klan and the John Birch Society are the most intimate collaborators with the police and in some cities actually control the police?Who does not know that almost all the strike-breaking agencies in the country work hand in glove with the police? Both are in the service of the industrialists as soon as the workers make an independent move of their own.Army of occupation in oppressed communitiesIn the Black and Brown communities, the police play the role of a foreign occupation army and practice a form of cruelty and brutality which differs only in degree from the U.S. occupation army in Vietnam and Cambodia. As a token of the high esteem and affection in which these communities hold the police, they have coined the word “pig” as synonym for cop and this word has passed into the universal language of the oppressed. …Every cent paid to the police comes out of the hides of the workers. Every cent they get is at the expense of welfare, housing, schools, and other facilities and services that are needed by the people. …Unlike workers, when police go out on strike [or engage in job negotiations], they are not trying to retrieve money withheld from them for useful work done on behalf of society. Their services are solely and exclusively in the interests of one class of society only: the ruling class. Clarity on this point is absolutely indispensable. If the police find themselves in a controversy with the ruling class over the amount of money they should get as mercenaries, the workers should treat this as an internal struggle in the camp of the enemy and not confuse it with a struggle of their own class.Of course, there are exceptional cases where police strikers, in a struggle with the capitalist state, have no alternative but to turn for support to the workers. These cases are rare indeed, such as the Boston police strike of 1919, which Calvin Coolidge, then governor of Massachusetts, broke. In such cases it is the duty of the workers’ leaders to adroitly intervene in the struggle.In doing so, they must make clear that their intervention is not motivated by any class solidarity with the police (who on the morrow of their victory will again proceed to club the heads of striking workers) but out of motives of working-class expedience — that is, to help the police undermine the capitalist state structure. The longer a police strike lasts, the more it undermines capitalist law and order. In that task, a revolutionary worker should help, while helping even more to build workers’ self-defense groups.The various parasitic elements which constitute the capitalist state are always in conflict with each other on how to divide among themselves the juiciest portions of the city, state and federal treasuries. Like thieves, they are invariably at each other’s throats, each seeking a greater share of the loot. These parasitic elements comprise the police, detectives, prison officials, executioners, various state and local anti-subversive squads, and the judicial bureaucracies. These are not to be compared to firefighters, sanitation workers or other workers who have been co-opted by the government into the capitalist state apparatus so as to keep their wages in check. These workers perform useful tasks and will continue to do so even in the highest form of socialist society. …Will there be cops when classes are gone?One way for a Marxist to judge whether a specific social group in the present capitalist state setup is parasitic or really performs socially necessary and useful work is to ask whether such groupings would be needed in a socialist system after the abolition of all class rule. Clearly police will not be needed. With the abolition and disappearance of all vestiges of class privilege, the need for a coercive special force, even a workers’ militia, becomes superfluous.However, men and women who work to make a more sanitary social environment and make it free from all sorts of hazards, such as fire, will of course be needed. If even in a socialist society the need for a coercive force such as police continually diminishes as the socialist system develops to a higher and higher form, then all the less do we need police in a capitalist society. Here its fundamental function is to suppress the working class and in particular use the most brutal violence against the Black, Chican[x] and Puerto Rican people.It is to be noted that the current wave of police insurgency comes after a considerable period when they have been engaged in actual civil war against the Black and Brown communities. The ruling class has felt itself more and more indebted to the police precisely because of this. Having been highly flattered for their brutal role in the recent period, the police are now demanding extra privileges and remuneration for their stormtrooper role in those communities and on the college campuses as well as in the recent strike struggles throughout the whole country.The police have also become more vociferous in denouncing the so-called lenient judges and demanding that the government “take the handcuffs off the police.” This cry is nothing but a fascist demand for the right to unrestricted use of force and violence against the civil population. It is in this context that we must view the police strikes [and job negotiations] as well as the general historical role that they play in the class struggle.Paris Commune dispelled cops — and crimeThat the working class needs no capitalist police to secure and defend them was never more clearly demonstrated than in the first great proletarian revolution more than a hundred years ago — during the Paris Commune. Scarcely had the Paris Commune been established (the first truly working class government had just begun to survey the tasks ahead of it) when the world had its first vision since the dawn of class society of what would happen to the entire capitalist police establishment on the day of the proletarian revolution.“No more corpses at the morgue, no nocturnal burglaries, scarcely any robberies,” says Karl Marx about the Paris Commune in his celebrated book, “The Civil War in France.”“In fact, for the first time since the days of February 1848,” he remarks, “the streets of Paris were safe and without police of any kind.”Is there a capitalist government anywhere in the world that can make such a boast even for one day? Is there any large city anywhere in the capitalist world which is free even for a single day of any crime and could do without any police of any kind as was the case with the Paris Commune? Merely to ask the question is to answer it. To put an end to crime it is first of all necessary to put an end to the thoroughly criminal rule of the bourgeoisie. It is their very existence which breeds not only crime and corruption but virulent racism, imperialist war and genocide.To infuse the working class with a revolutionary attitude toward the police is at the same time ideological preparation for the overthrow of the capitalist class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

First-Ever Bulk U.S. Sorghum Shipment Unloaded in China

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News First-Ever Bulk U.S. Sorghum Shipment Unloaded in China According to the U.S. Grains Council – Friday, October 18, 2013 was a day that will go down in history. On Friday – the first-ever bulk shipment of U.S. sorghum to China berthed and began unloading at the Guangzhou Port Facility. This historical event in the growing U.S.-China agricultural trade relationship was witnessed and celebrated by U.S. Grains Council staff, representatives of buyers and sellers, port officials and a U.S. government representative. The shipment of 2.36-million bushels is designated for animal feed and demonstrates the continuing modernization of China’s feed industry. USGC Director in China Bryan Lohmar (pictured, center) says China’s sophisticated feed industry has the capacity to explore different feed ingredients and evaluate their effectiveness in a highly competitive environment. He says the Council believes U.S. sorghum has significant potential to become a regular feed ingredient in China. Lohmar says sorghum imports from the U.S. can help keep food prices low and improve China’s overall food security.Council sources indicate China could purchase a significant share of the 2013 U.S. sorghum crop. Alvaro Cordero – Grains Council Manager of Global Trade – says there are approximately 20 Panamax vessels of U.S. sorghum sold to China as of this month – which represents around 43.3 to 47.2-million bushels. He says traders estimate the 2013-14 crop year should register sales of 63-million bushels or more.According to the Council – restrictions on corn imports through China’s tariff rate quota are providing a prime opportunity to help China’s feed industry and livestock producers seek a wider variety of options – including U.S. sorghum. The U.S. Grains Council and United Sorghum Checkoff Program provided technical seminars and assistance to help the industry understand the nutritional value of sorghum, how to incorporate it into feed formulations and the potential for future sorghum export supplies from the U.S. in September. Grains Council Chairman Julius Schaaf says the U.S. is in a unique position – both in its capacity to produce and its variety of products – to respond and meet China’s feed grain needs.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter First-Ever Bulk U.S. Sorghum Shipment Unloaded in China SHARE SHARE By Andy Eubank – Oct 20, 2013 Previous articleTodd Janzen: What is a TMDL and How Might it Affect Your Farm?Next articleIntegrated Refuge Corn Use in the Fields Expanding Rapidly Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Smokey Robinson to headline Education Foundation benefit

first_img Smokey Robinson to headline Education Foundation benefit Education Foundation of Odessa. Education Foundation of Odessa on Facebook. Local NewsEducation By admin – April 25, 2018 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Odessa’s Education Foundation announced Tuesday that its 17th annual fundraising concert will feature legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records, Smokey Robinson.The annual concert is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Ector County Coliseum.Reserved seat tickets are now on sale at the Ector County Coliseum box office. Tickets are also available online at westtexastix.com and by phone at 800-514-3849 and 432-552-7825.Ticket prices are $45 and $69 plus a handling charge. Sponsor tables may be reserved by calling 432-456-7059.More Information Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleWest Texas Film Festival SeriesNext articleBoard to consider contract with Texas Tech adminlast_img read more

Bihar Govt, Sushant Singh Rajput’s Father Move SC to Oppose Rhea Chakraborty’s Plea For Transferring FIR

first_imgTop StoriesBihar Govt, Sushant Singh Rajput’s Father Move SC to Oppose Rhea Chakraborty’s Plea For Transferring FIR Press Trust of India30 July 2020 9:23 AMShare This – xThe Bihar government and the father of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput Thursday moved the Supreme Court by filing caveats to ensure that actress Rhea Chakraborty does not get the relief of transfer of the FIR from Patna to Mumbai in the death case of the actor without they being heard.Caveat is a pre-emptive legal measure taken to ensure that a party does not get any favourable order…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bihar government and the father of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput Thursday moved the Supreme Court by filing caveats to ensure that actress Rhea Chakraborty does not get the relief of transfer of the FIR from Patna to Mumbai in the death case of the actor without they being heard.Caveat is a pre-emptive legal measure taken to ensure that a party does not get any favourable order without a notice or a hearing accorded to the opponent.The caveats were filed by the state government and Krishna Kishore Singh, father of the late actor, a day after Chakraborty, the rumoured girlfriend of Rajput, had moved the top court seeking transfer of the FIR lodged at Patna to Mumbai for the offence of abetment of suicide.Earlier in the day, Rajput’s father filed the caveat through lawyer Nitin Saluja after getting the advice of family advocate Vikas Singh and urged the court that “Let nothing be done in the above matter without prior notice to the undersigned.” Senior advocate Vikas Singh had said that Chakraborty”s plea in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of an FIR from Patna indicated that “somebody in Mumbai police was helping her.” Later in the day, the Bihar government, which has given a new twist to the ongoing probe of the Mumbai police by lodging an FIR at the instance of Rajput’s father for offences like criminal conspiracy and abetment of suicide against Rhea, followed the suit and filed the caveat in the apex court through its lawyer Keshav Mohan.The state government and the father of Rajput have been made parties to the transfer petition filed by Rhea Chakraborty in the apex court.In a related development, the top court on Thursday junked a PIL, filed by one Alka Priya, seeking transfer of probe into Rajput’s death case from Mumbai police to the CBI. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that Mumbai police be allowed to do the job and if there is something, then a plea be filed before the Bombay High Court.”Go to Bombay High Court if you have anything concrete to show,” the court said while dismissing the PIL.Rajput, aged 34, was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then the Mumbai police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles.Rajput’s father, on July 25, had lodged the FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor”s suicide. It led Chakraborty to rush to the top court to seek transfer of Patna FIR to Bandra in Mumbai.Next Storylast_img read more