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  • Vodafone will appeal Indian tax decision

    first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Vodafone will appeal Indian tax decision KCS-content The lower court ruled that the Indian tax system has jurisdiction over tax bills in cross-border mergers.Vodafone, which is fighting a tax bill in India from its 2007 purchase of Hutchison Whampoa’s mobile business in the country, filed an appeal with the Bombay High Court in June challenging the tax department’s jurisdiction over the bill.The court dismissed its petition but said Indian tax authorities would not issue a final order to Vodafone for the next eight weeks, even though tax proceedings would continue. Vodafone was free to separately raise with them the issue of its liability to deduct tax on the transaction, it said.After the court ruling, Vodafone said that it would consider its next steps, which included the option of an appeal to the Supreme Court.Vodafone, which paid $11.1bn (£7.18bn) for the deal with Hutchison, has not said how much the authorities were seeking but it is estimated at around $2.6bn.Indian tax authorities have said Vodafone’s deal was liable for tax because most of the assets were based in India and, under Indian law, buyers have to withhold capital gains tax liabilities and pay them to the government. Vodafone has earlier said Indian law did not require it to deduct tax and that capital gains tax is usually paid by the seller. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Vodafone has filed an appeal with India’s Supreme Court after its petition over a tax feud with authorities was dismissed. whatsapp Share Tuesday 14 September 2010 8:57 pmlast_img read more

  • ASDA appoints new top exec

    first_img Asda yesterday announced that experienced retailer Simon King will join the WalMart-owned supermarket business as its new chief operating officer in January 2011. He is currently the chief executive of supermarket and hypermarket operator Panda Retail, a subsidiary of The Savola Group, based in Saudi Arabia. Until 2009 he was chief of Tesco Kipa in Turkey and has had a long and varied retail career with both Tesco and Safeway. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Share More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ ASDA appoints new top exec Monday 1 November 2010 8:42 pm last_img read more

  • Gambling businesses issue Covid-19 updates

    first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Businesses across the gambling industry continue to see the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with several issuing trading updates on how the pandemic may affect their earnings. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Gambling businesses issue Covid-19 updates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports bettingcenter_img Businesses across the gambling industry continue to see the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with several issuing trading updates on how the pandemic may affect their earnings.British land-based operator the Rank Group said that its UK venues remained profitable in the week ending 15 March, but the business has been seeing a slowdown for three weeks and a “sharper decline” this week.The group said that after the UK government’s guidance for the public to avoid leisure venues, it expects net cash costs of approximately £25m, which should be reduced to around £17m with mitigating actions.In Spain and Belgium meanwhile, the operator closed all its venues due to government measures and was forced to temporarily lay off employees. However, “substantial support from those governments subsidising payroll costs” has helped keep the number of layoffs down, it added.The business’s total available cash and facilities after customer deposits at the end of February came to £163m.The board will not provide financial guidance for the financial year ending 30 June 2020.LeoVegas, as an online casino operator primarily, expects to be less affected. The business said that 91% of its revenue comes from casino, so the shutdown of almost all major sports is not expected to have too large an impact.“Of course it is sad to see many sporting events cancelled along with the festivities surrounding them,” LeoVegas Group chief executive Gustaf Hagman said. “This is expected to lead to lower revenue for LeoVegas in the sports betting segment, but given our strong position in casino, we can mitigate this effect to some extent by shifting the focus even more to our casino product.”LeoVegas said it could not quantify what it expects the financial impact of the pandemic to be.Supplier SBTech, meanwhile, did not mention how the virus may affect revenues but said it “aim[s] to deliver the best product experience and support levels” for its customers.“We know that the cancellation or postponement of major sporting events globally is a major concern for our sports betting focused partners, we continue to work closely with our third-party data providers to ensure we have a calendar of events, along with the available pre-match and live betting opportunities where available,” SBTech chief operating officer Dave Hammond said.“In addition, we will continue to offer our suite of alternative products, whether that be across non-sporting events and betting markets, virtual sports, esports or casino and live-casino and indeed expand these to enhance the product offering.”Pan-European lottery operator Sazka Group said it has “successfully implemented contingency and business continuity plans with no significant impact to business processes”.However, the operator added that its retail networks have “adopted various measures to safeguard public health”.“We anticipate that these developments will impact our financial performance,” Sazka said. “The extent of the impact will depend on factors including the duration of the outbreak, how longer current restrictions remain in place, further measures taken by governments, and the extent of economic disruption.”Robert Chvatal, chief executive of Sazka, said the business was taking efforts to limit the financial impact the virus has on the group.“Management are working on mitigating steps to minimise the financial impact for our companies, our employees, and our partners,” Chvatal said. “SAZKA Group is in daily contact with its local operating companies to coordinate timely response to the developments in individual markets.”Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) said it had deployed a “business contingency plan” involving all employees working from home and all systems and operations are performing well.The business said that, as its business is mainly casino-focused, with only 6.5% of revenue from sports betting, its daily net gaming revenue in March remains in line with January and February.GiG added that initiatives have already been taken to move spending in the media vertical, where a significant portion of revenue does come from sports, from sports to casino. Measures have also been taken to reduce operating expenses related to sports in both B2C and B2B.Because of these plans, the business said the cancelation of sports events are not expected to have any material impact on GiG’s revenue and EBITDA.GiG added that it stands by its targets for 2020 communicated in its 2019 earnings report.“Our focus is on protecting our employees and our customers, as well as securing a stable continuation of service to our partners,” GiG chief executive Richard Brown said. “Board and management are continuously monitoring the situation and further measures will be taken if necessary to protect employees, customers and shareholder value through these turbulent times.“In these times of turmoil GiG has so far proven that our technology is robust, our staff are agile and that there is an increased demand for our services across different verticals.”In the past week, several other companies in the industry have issued updates of their own.Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel, warned that the cancellation of sports events could lead to a £110m (€121.3m/$136.0m) decline in (EBITDA) as approximately 78% of its total revenue in 2019 was generated by betting on sports.Flutter’s future merger partner The Stars Group, however, said that while these cancellations will have a major impact on its sports betting revenue, it remained confident of growth as much of its revenue comes from poker and casino. The operator added that so far it has performed ahead of expectations so far in the current quarter.Ladbrokes Coral operator GVC Holdings revealed that its own EBITDA could decline by £150m because of the lack of sports betting opportunities, before adding a further loss of up to £25m when it was announced that all British horseracing until the end of April would be suspended.William Hill, meanwhile, suspended its 2019 dividend as it expects significant disruption from the suspension of professional sports – with 53% of 2019 revenue coming from sports betting – and the closure of US casinos.Affiliate giant Better Collective has said its financial targets remain unchanged despite the ongoing postponements and cancellations.Across the industry, share prices have plummeted with the The Dow Jones Gambling Index falling more than 20% in a day on Monday and more than 50% in the past month. Casino & games 18th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

  • Lafarge Zambia Plc 2008 Annual Report

    first_imgLafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Zambia manufactures and sells cement and aggregate products for the local building and construction industry in Zambia and for international export. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include: Mphamvu, a Portland limestone cement; Powerplus for heavy industrial construction, Supaset for making cement blocks, RoadCem to road construction, Powercrete for applications in the mining industry, and Wallcrete for masonry projects such as bricklaying, plasterwork and floor screeding. Aggregates produced by Lafarge Zambia are used in building projects, heavy construction, road construction, mining, and the production of concrete products. The company also produce a ready-mix concrete product, and supplies products used in rail and road infrastructure. Lafarge Zambia has 2 fully-integrated cement plants based in Ndola and Lusaka, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. Lafarge Zambia exports cement products to Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Lafarge Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Two Scottish newspapers support Macmillan Cancer Relief

    first_imgScotland’s biggest circulation newspaper, the Daily Record, and its sister paper the Sunday Mail are to donate 5p from every paper sold in three towns in North East Scotland between 6 June and 3 July to Macmillan Cancer Relief.Money raised will go to help Macmillan support local people affected by cancer throughout the area. This will include Macmillan Patient Grants (financial support for patients and their families) and ongoing development of Macmillan nurses and other health professionals.Shops in Inverurie, Huntly and Turriff that sell the Daily Record and Sunday Mail are all taking part in the scheme. Envelopes will be available in these shops for locals to collect and deposit the barcodes from the newspapers. The barcodes will then be converted in to cash for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The scheme has also gained the support of local newspapers. The Inverurie Herald, Inverurie Advertiser, Turriff Advertiser and Huntly Express have all joined the scheme to support the charity.Unfortunately a search of the Daily Record website today did not reveal any mention of the Macmillan partnership. Nor was there any evidence of donated banner advertising for the charity. 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. Two Scottish newspapers support Macmillan Cancer Relief Howard Lake | 7 June 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

  • Video gamers keen to donate while playing – CAF research

    first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21  260 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Howard Lake | 2 February 2017 | News Charities Aid Foundation has found that online and PC gamers are keen to donate to charity while playing.CAF has published research into gamers’ attitudes, which it advertised on a number of websites  owned by the ‘Gamer Network’ group, which attracts a large audience of gamers worldwide. The research was carried out in partnership with Gamestatix and GamerNetwork, a leading international games media business.Of the 193 sample, 100 worked in the videogames industry. In total, CAF found that:·         58% were interested in donating while playing·         59% would be more likely to pay to remove adverts if some of the cost went to charity·         63% would use funds from online wallets to donateSusan Pinkney, Head of Research at the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“Videogames are played by hundreds of millions across the world, from the gamers who’ll dedicate hours at a time to their hobby, to people who might just play on their phone every once in a while to pass a train journey. Videogames are big business and have the potential to offer a lot of support to good causes“Some charities and developers have already worked to create unique gaming opportunities to raise awareness and funds. For example, in 2013 the Red Cross partnered with EA to create a special download for Sim City. Meanwhile charitable gamers can find a wide range of games available on Humble Bundle, an online game store that donates part of the price to charities.“Our research, conducted with support from Gamestatix and the GamerNetwork, found that gamers and developers are very open to the idea of supporting good causes through gaming.”Summary of researchCAF has produced an infographic summarising its research findings. 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. Video gamers keen to donate while playing – CAF research  259 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Digital Gaming Research / statistics More about charity and online gamingMinecrafters’ virtual clinics to raise funds for a real Save the Children clinic (31 July 2014)Minecraft gamers raise funds for Save the Children (4 November 2013)Gaming and giving. Wait. What? (30 April 2015)War Child to benefit from digital game compilation (8 September 2015)last_img read more

  • Syracuse, N.Y., BLM rallies for justice

    first_imgRahzie Seals condemns police brutality at Syracuse BLM protest, April 3.Syracuse Black Lives Matter launched another year of resistance to cop abuse, racism and the criminal injustice system with an April 3 “Rally for Justice.”The most recent impetus for the BLM protest was the hit-and-run killing of a young worker by an investigator for Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. The DA has been quick to label arrested 16-year-old youths as “violent thugs” and condemn them to solitary confinement. But when his investigator Peter Rauch ran down and killed an 18-year-old student walking home from his fast food job, Fitzpatrick’s only comment was that he “felt betrayed” by Rauch. (Syracuse Post-Standard, March 26)BLM has exposed the DA’s steady refusal to condemn or adequately prosecute malfeasance by local cops and related “injustice” personnel. In particular, BLM has brought forward the case of Maleatra Montanez, an African-American mother raped by a gun-carrying, on-duty cop in her home, in front of her infant son, after she called 911 for assistance. The cop, Chester Thompson, who is white, was allowed to receive his pension and walk free after the DA charged him with a simple misdemeanor.Organizer Rahzie Seals spoke of her own experiences with police brutality, including the death of her cousin, Johnny Gammage, at the hands of Pittsburgh cops. Though his death was ruled a homicide, the prosecution of the killer cops ended in a mistrial.Seals herself was injured by local Syracuse cops when she objected to the racist profiling of a teenage neighbor. “When the most marginalized and oppressed among us is free, we will all be free,” Seals said.BLM ended the rally with a recitation of names of local people who still need justice, including Sheena Jenkins, a woman sent to jail for “rioting” because she attempted to help a man shot by cops as he lay dying; mothers who have lost children to police brutality; and other as-yet-unknown victims.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Togolese protest government pawns of colonizers

    first_imgThousands in Togo protest on August 19, 2017.Editor’s note: U.S. military presence and intervention continue to ramp up on the African continent, with reverberating consequences. Bourgeois news sources trumpet the devastating bombing deaths of more than 300 people in Somalia on Oct. 14, but neglect to reveal the instigator’s hometown was attacked by U.S. Special Forces two months ago, killing 10 civilians. (Guardian, Oct. 17) U.S. politicians make patriotic hay from the death of four Special Forces soldiers in Niger on Oct. 4, but never mention that the U.S. is building a massive “hunter/killer” drone base, the “largest U.S. Air Force-led construction project of all time,” attempting to control much of West Africa. (CNN, July 21)Despite their propaganda, U.S. or European powers never send troops or economic emissaries to countries in order to “keep the peace” or to “assist struggling developing countries,” but always to set up a platform for exploitation and domination, or for destabilization of a country trying to wrest its political independence from their grasp.The following article on the West African country of Togo gives important context for current internal struggles there, as opposition parties resist a current administration backed by former colonizing power France. In Togo, opposition demonstrations against the government, restricted by Togolese officials, were carried out nevertheless beginning on Oct. 18. These actions, which have spread broadly across the West African state in recent months, have been a source of concern to the current government.Fourteen opposition parties and coalitions are united in an effort to force the removal of the regime of Faure Gnassingbe, the president whose father took complete control of the country as a result of a military coup engineered by France during 1967. Togo has a population of 7.8 million people, with a tumultuous history of colonization by Germany, France and Britain.Anti-government forces had begun mobilizing for marches when the minister of territorial administration, Payadowa Boukpessi, announced at a press conference in the capital of Lome that street demonstrations would not be allowed [on the scheduled days]. The spokesperson for the government emphasized that people would be allowed to gather at fixed spots instead of taking to the streets in marches.Providing a rationale for the restrictions, Boukpessi stressed on behalf of the administration that “there have been calls for civil disobedience, calls for economic sabotage, even calls for murder issued by protesters targeting the authorities and members of their families as well as security services.” (AFP, Oct. 10) Since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations in August, the country’s internet services have been periodically shut down by the administration in Lome.Despite the government claims of violent tendencies on the part of the opposition groups, it is the Togolese authorities who are responsible for several deaths, the wounding and injuring of scores of people along with the arrests, and the prosecution and imprisonment of leading political activists. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the last two months calling attention to the machinations of the government aimed at extending its dominance of political power. Most people in Togo work within the agricultural sector in cocoa and coffee production.Mass discontent, calls for constitutional reform The opposition forces moved forward on the actions slated for Oct. 18 with the intended purpose of bringing large crowds into the streets. The big march was directed towards the offices of [the West African regional group] ECOWAS in Lome.Brigitte Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson, a political leader of one of the anti-regime coalitions, said of the announced restrictions by the government: “The fight continues.” (Sunday Vision, Oct. 22)Adjamagbo-Johnson, a longtime political activist, was, in 2010, the first woman to run for president of Togo. She has worked on various projects designed to enhance the status of women inside the country.During the largest anti-government demonstrations on Oct. 4-5, Adjamagbo-Johnson emphasized the willingness to negotiate on the part of the opposition, saying: “We can never say no to dialogue. The president himself has not called for any dialogue despite seeing what is going on in this country. We all know that he has heard our messages that we are sending.” (Africa News, Oct. 5)Eric Dupuy, the spokesperson for the National Alliance for Change (ANC), reiterated that proper legal requirements for notification of the Oct. 18-19 demonstrations were met, and consequently there was no basis for the announcement by Boukpessi. “If the government decides to break the law, the people will not respect it,” the ANC spokesperson said.In response to the demonstrations, the Togo Parliament has quickly passed a draft bill calling for term limits. The legislation would ostensibly mandate a maximum of two terms of office for the presidency, not retroactively, instead moving forward. Opposition parties have criticized the parliamentary actions, noting that it would still allow Gnassingbe to run for an additional two terms of office, extending his tenure potentially to 2025.Members and supporters of the ruling Union of the Republic (UNIR) party held their own series of demonstrations in support of President Gnassingbe on Sept. 20-21. UNIR has rejected the claims by the Pan-African National Party (PNP), the National Alliance for Change (ANC) and the Group of Six, who are all demanding sweeping political reforms.Opposition members of Parliament refused to support the measures, saying they did not go far enough in guaranteeing genuine democratic practice. They are calling for the restoration of the 1992 constitution, which grew out of a nationwide process of negotiations, debates and discussions.In the aftermath of the death of former President Eyadema Gnassingbe in 2005, his son Faure was installed, in contravention to the wishes of the opposition forces. He is currently serving his third consecutive term in the presidency.Regional and international implications of the Togo crisisThe government of Ghana has realized the potential for the conflict in neighboring Togo to spill over into its territory. Togolese refugees have fled across the border fearing an intensification of the political violence. Ghana has strengthened its security on the border with Togo since the eruption of demonstrations nearly two months ago.The unrest in Togo is taking place alongside other developments in West Africa, including the secessionist movements in South Cameroon and Southeast Nigeria, and the killing of several U.S. Special Forces troops in Niger.In a joint statement on the situation in Togo, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) acknowledged that the political tensions in the country require constant monitoring by regional and international groupings.An Oct. 4 press release states: “The three organizations take note in particular of the passage of the draft constitutional bill to amend relevant articles of the Togolese constitution. … [They] call on the Government to set a date for the organization of the referendum on the draft bill. They encourage the opposition to take this opportunity to further advance the constitutional reforms.”On Oct. 10, the opposition refused offers to meet with a delegation from the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), which arrived in the country in an attempt to mediate the conflict between anti-Gnassingbe parties and the government. OIF is a relic of the Parisian imperialist system from the late 19th century, consisting of representatives of 57 member-states who have French as their national language. The organization was relaunched in 1970 to promote joint projects between France and its current as well as former colonies.The situation in Togo requires drastic moves on the part of the government. Until a more representative system is established, unrest will continue.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • YWCA’s Women For Racial Justice Breakfast Brought Unity, Compassion and Inspiration for Social Change

    first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community leaders and organizations came together Monday to celebrate working towards racial justice in Pasadena and beyond for the Pasadena-Foothill Valley Young Women’s Christian Association 14th Annual Women For Racial Justice Breakfast Monday morning at the Pasadena Hilton.We can sit here and gather strength and energy from each other, but racial justice means actually working for justice. It’s happening right here. All of us need to be entrenched and involved in the struggle for racial justice wherever we are,” Dr. Melina Abdullah told the crowd of almost 300.Scholar and activist Abdullah is this year’s honoree. She delivered a charismatic speech asessing the state of racial injustice both locally and nationally and offered insight as to how community involvement can produce change that benefits everyone — a main topic of discussion across the board from the power packed lineup of featured speakers.Abdullah is a Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles as well as the immediate past campus president and current Chair of the Council for Affirmative Action for the California Faculty Association. She was appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission in 2014 and is a recognized expert on race relations.She serves on the leadership team for the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to ending law enforcement violence towards all people, specifically people of color, according to a press release.“I want to uplift why we are here. I think it’s really important that when we think about racial justice and why we do what we do, why Black Lives Matter Does what it does, we are inheriting a legacy of black liberation. The black freedom struggle is a challenge for us as black people, but it’s a challenge for all of us whether you identify as a black or African or not, it is your sacred duty to stand up,” said Abdullah.Abdullah’s main points of discussion focused on the relationships between law enforcement and African-American people in reference to recent tragedies that have affected communities nationally and locally in Pasadena such as the most recent death of Reginald Thomas Jr., a 35 year old black man who died at an apartment complex while in custody of Pasadena Police last month.Abdullah called for the audience’s undivided attention as she asked everyone to not forget the names of the men that have died in police custody in Pasadena in recent times including Thomas and 14 year old Kendrick McDade who was fatally shot by police in 2012.“It is our duty to fight for freedom. It our duty to win. We must love and protect one another. We have nothing to lose, but our chains,” said Abdullah as audience members repeated her words in unison.Keynote Speaker and President/CEO of The California Endowment Dr. Robert Ross had a lot to say about the importance of working with children early on and to move away from criminalizing people and move towards focusing on helping people. Ross has an extensive background in health philanthropy, as a public health executive, and as a clinician.“I’m a physician and I see America as a patient. How does this patient move past this trauma? Justice is going to come from places outside of Washington D.C. It’s going to come from places like Pasadena. You can’t worry about how divided the nation is, but you can worry about the families and the young people in your community and make sure that social justice and equity is advanced in your community,” said Ross.“Pasadena YWCA, what you’re doing to provide safe spaces for children with after school programs, mentoring, and counselor support — stay on that path. Our children are dealing with a lot and I want us thinking that those kinds of programs that the Pasadena YWCA offers up is not a luxury for our children. That’s a must have for our children. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of this conversation of how do we get the real money — federal, state, city budgets — to recognize what our children and young people need in context to structural racism in this country?,” said Ross.Today over 2 million people participate in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 sites across the United States. Globally, the YWCA reaches 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.“Since 2009, we have poured considerable energy and resources in developing our tech girls program, our Girls Empowerment summer camp and more recently our Express Yourself program. We continue to asses and implement curriculum that gives young girls and women what they need to be empowered, to thrive in their environment, to succeed in school and to develop into healthy adults who are engaged in their community,” said YWCA Executive Director Jessica Kubel.“I find myself in awe and inspired most by the girls that are in our programs and I know that they will be the next leaders and innovators of our world.”The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley was established in 1905 and has long been a pioneering voice in the fight for racial, economic, and gender equality in the region. From its pre-1920 racial integration plan to the early 1970s founding of the nation’s first Big Sister program and the area’s first rape hotline, the YWCA has been active in responding to the needs of women, according to the organization’s website. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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  • NIMR assina acordo de parceria estratégica com a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI)

    first_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  His Excellency Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the NIMR Board and Eng. Walid Abukhaled, CEO of SAMI, signed the agreement in the presence of His Excellency Eng. Ahmed A. Alohali, Governor of the General Authorities for Military Industries (GAMI), His Excellency Turki bin Abdullah Al-Dakhil, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the UAE, His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, CEO and Managing Director of EDGE, and other leading representatives from NIMR and SAMI. WhatsApp Facebook Local Newscenter_img Twitter Facebook Twitter NIMR assina acordo de parceria estratégica com a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) Pinterest Previous articleRonsiek scores 27, Creighton tops No. 19 DePaul women 83-72Next article“Aman Residences, Tóquio” e a nova marca de hotel “Janu Tokyo” destacam projeto de redesenvolvimento urbano em Toranomon-Azabudai Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more