S&P sees no chance of US default

first_img Show Comments ▼ S&P sees no chance of US default KCS-content whatsapp Debt ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said yesterday there was no significant chance of a US government debt default. The agency also said that if the debate now stirring in Congress to boost the US debt ceiling above its current $14.3 trillion (£8.96 trillion) level resulted in a long delay or a refusal to boost that ceiling, dramatic measures would eventually be required to avert a default. whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Share Tuesday 18 January 2011 7:26 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lehman Brothers £6bn case against Barclays fails

first_img whatsapp John Dunne Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc’s hurried sale of much of its US operations to Barclays at the height of the financial crisis was fair, and its bankruptcy estate is not entitled to recover an $11bn (£6.8bn) “windfall,” a federal judge ruled.The long-awaited ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James Peck followed a trial in which Lehman argued that Barclays got a sweetheart deal in acquiring its U.S. investment banking and brokerage operations.Lehman agreed to sell that business for about $1.85 billion on September 20, 2008, just five days after the company’s Chapter 11 filing became what many consider the seminal event of the global financial crisis.“The court was not deceived in a manner that should now be permitted to upset the integrity of the sale order,” Peck wrote in a 103-page opinion issued late Tuesday. “The sale process may have been imperfect, but it was still adequate under the exceptional circumstances of Lehman Week.”Peck said any disclosure lapses did not affect the “fairness” or outcome of the sale hearing. He said there was an “undeniably correct” perception at the time that the sale “mitigated systemic risk,” helped avert “an even greater economic calamity,” and benefited all interested parties.“The court still would have entered the very same sale order because there was no better alternative and, perhaps most importantly, because the sale to Barclays was the means both to avoid a potentially disastrous piecemeal liquidation and to save thousands of jobs in the troubled financial services industry,” he said.Peck’s ruling is a setback for Lehman, which last month projected it would have $60.1bn to pay out to creditors, who believe they are owed six times that amount.Kimberly Macleod, a Lehman spokeswoman, declined immediate comment, saying the company is reviewing Peck’s decision.Barclays spokesman Michael O’Looney said the British is pleased the court found the transaction “the product of arm’s length negotiations,” and that Barclays acted in good faith.Lehman has also sued other banks including Bank of America Corp, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, JPMorgan Chase & Co to recover assets for creditors.The trial over the Barclays transaction lasted 34 days stretching from April to October of last year, Peck wrote. Share Wednesday 23 February 2011 3:14 amcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Lehman Brothers £6bn case against Barclays fails whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Growth key to UK’s credit rating

first_img Show Comments ▼ Growth key to UK’s credit rating Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULL BRITAIN’S triple-A credit rating could be in doubt if strong growth fails to deliver the government’s deficit reduction targets, the ratings agency Moody’s said yesterday.“Slower growth combined with weaker-than-expected fiscal consolidation could cause the UK’s debt metrics to deteriorate to a point that would be inconsistent with a AAA rating,” Moody’s said in a statement.The government’s fiscal watchdog, the OBR, was forced to revise down its growth forecast for this year to 1.7 per cent this week, from 2.1 per cent.However, it still expects annual growth of 2.8 to 2.9 per cent from 2013 to 2015.Fellow rating agency Fitch issued a warning over the growth forecasts, and subsequently its credit rating for the UK. “The medium-term economic forecasts still appear relatively optimistic,” it said on Wednesday. “If the economic recovery proves weaker than projected, future Budgets may require additional measures to ensure that the government meets it ambitious fiscal targets,” it said. Sharecenter_img whatsapp 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Thursday 24 March 2011 9:30 pm KCS-content last_img read more

A FTSE 100 dividend stock I predict will pay you for the rest of your life

first_imgA FTSE 100 dividend stock I predict will pay you for the rest of your life Roland Head | Monday, 10th August, 2020 | More on: AAF VOD Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Head Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img The coronavirus crash has been a difficult time for income investors. Many companies have paused their dividends in order to hoard cash. Although I think most of these payouts will return, today I want to look at a FTSE 100 dividend stock whose payout has remained stable this year.I think this company — which offers a yield of 7% — is likely to be a reliable income play for the foreseeable future. I’m also going to take a look at a slightly riskier choice which currently offers a 10% yield.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…I’d buy and forget this FTSE 100 dividend stockMy first pick is telecoms giant Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD). In the UK we tend to think of Vodafone as a mobile operator (which it is). But the group is now also one of Europe’s largest fixed-line network operators, providing broadband to more than 25m people.There’s also a second part to this business which I think looks attractive from a long-term growth perspective. Vodafone is one of the largest mobile operators in Africa. Its Vodacom business is based in South Africa and covers markets such as Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria and Kenya. Vodacom had 82m data users as of 30 June and handled 5bn mobile money transactions during the last quarter.Vodafone has long been a popular FTSE 100 dividend stock, but the firm’s income reputation was dented last year when new chief executive Nick Read decided to cut the payout by 40%.I think Read’s decision was the right one. Although the group generates a lot of cash, some of this is needed to fund continued network investment and debt reduction.However, in my view, the current payout of nine euro cents per share looks very safe indeed. It gives the stock a yield of around 7% at current levels — well above the market average.I’ve been impressed by Read’s progress so far. Recent results have looked very reassuring to me. Vodafone is certainly a dividend stock I’d be happy to buy today and hold in a long-term income portfolio.Is this 10%-yielder a better choice?As a general rule, stocks offering very high dividend yields of more than about 7% usually carry extra risk of a dividend cut. But, in some cases, these payouts are sustainable, perhaps where the market is uncertain about the prospects for a new arrival.I think that might be true for my second pick, Airtel Africa (LSE: AAF). This FTSE 250 group is Africa’s second-largest mobile operator and floated on the London Stock Exchange in June 2019.Although this is a large, well-established business — operating profit topped $900m last year — it’s new to UK investors. The majority of shares are also still controlled by the founding Bharti family. I think these factors could account for the stock’s low valuation.I’m still researching this stock, but I can see the group’s profit margins are similar to those of Vodafone. Also, like Vodafone, Airtel Africa’s dividend was comfortably covered by the group’s free cash flow last year, a key test of affordability.I don’t think Airtel quite offers the security of a FTSE 100 dividend stock. But with a forward yield of about 10%, I think these shares may be worth considering. I’ve added them to my watch list for further research. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Haus M / Titus Bernhard Architekten

first_img Projects ArchDaily Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Grünwald, Germany Haus M / Titus Bernhard Architekten Save this picture!+ 11 Share Houses Germany Haus M / Titus Bernhard ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHaus M / Titus Bernhard Architekten Manufacturers: Sky-Frame Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Architects: Titus Bernhard Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTitus Bernhard ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGrünwaldHousesGermanyPublished on March 31, 2010Cite: “Haus M / Titus Bernhard Architekten” 31 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Haus M / Titus Bernhard Architects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/54242/haus-m-titus-bernhard-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  2009 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/54242/haus-m-titus-bernhard-architects Clipboard Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicText description provided by the architects. The distinctive feature of the property lies in its north-facing slope, which has to be negotiated over two storeys to reach the almost flat garden level. This gives rise to the leitmotiv of a “house winding up the slope”, with a quarry-stone façade which is corresponding to the ultrathin Frames of the façade. Save this picture!Despite its complex geometry, the house is organised in clearly perceivable zones, based initially on additive modules of 7.80 by 7.80 metres. Lighting plays a particularly important role. Lateral light from the south and west and overhead light in the north and east sections make systematic use of shadow and diffuse light.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessNational Museum of Qatar / Jean NouvelArticlesAD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part IIIArticles Sharelast_img read more

The Pair House / LOOK Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892316/the-pair-house-look-architects Clipboard “COPY” Houses 2017 CopyAbout this officeLOOK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSingaporePublished on May 09, 2018Cite: “The Pair House / LOOK Architects” 09 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?双子屋 / LOOK Architects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 Civil & Structural Engineer:JHA PartnershipMechanical & Electrical Engineer :LAC Engineers & AssociateQuantity Surveyor:PQS ConsultantsMain Contractor:Wuxing Construction Pte LtdSite Area:880m2Civil:JHA PartnershipStructural Engineer:JHA PartnershipCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of LOOK ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The project is located on a corner plot facing a busy road junction within a mature, nondescript neighborhood and consists of two equal and identical houses set within a relatively compact site with a shared driveway and green space. The houses were designed to serve as two family homes for a growing multigenerational family.Save this picture!Courtesy of LOOK ArchitectsThe simple and restrained design of the houses provides a backdrop for a quiet family life and reflects a desire for comfort, serenity and peace of mind. The private living spaces are articulated as two parallel metal clad volumes that cantilever over a timber lined box containing the communal living spaces below. The compact form and clarity of the composition responds to the setting of the building and provides a dignified corner expression that marks the corner of the busy road.Save this picture!Courtesy of LOOK ArchitectsThe spaces within the houses are organized in a rational and considered manner, with well- proportioned and comfortable living spaces doubly oriented to maximize natural lighting and ventilation through the house. Extensive timber screens further help to modulate the ambient environment, providing shading and additional privacy as well as screening the noise and dust from the heavily traffic along the main road.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section 02Material selection enhances the formal expression of the house, with the aluminum cladding and off- form concrete offset by the generous use of timber which adds warmth and a domestic quality. The choice of timber cladding and off-form concrete also reflects the desire for the building to age well and will mark the passage of time – a house that can be well looked after for generations to come.Save this picture!Courtesy of LOOK ArchitectsWe worked closely with the client throughout the course of the project. Detailing and choice of materials were carefully developed to imbue the practical requirements of day-to-day living with an aesthetic sensibility. A special lightning protection system has also been used in the building, with the aluminum cladding doubling as a faraday cage for lightning protection, therefore omitting the need for unsightly lightning rods on the aluminum cladding.Save this picture!Courtesy of LOOK ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessMega Foodwalk / FOSSelected ProjectsJR’s Hut at Kimo Estate / Anthony Hunt Design + Luke Stanley ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892316/the-pair-house-look-architects Clipboard Architects: LOOK Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of LOOK Architects+ 21Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Area:  662 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Singapore CopyHouses•Singapore The Pair House / LOOK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Pair House / LOOK Architects The Pair House / LOOK Architectslast_img read more

Outside House / FLOAT Architectural Research and Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884109/outside-house-float-architectural-research-and-design Clipboard Area:  240 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Olivier Koning Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” 2017 Year:  “COPY” Projects United Statescenter_img Outside House / FLOAT Architectural Research and DesignSave this projectSaveOutside House / FLOAT Architectural Research and Design CopyHouses•Maui County, United States Save this picture!© Olivier Koning+ 9Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Manufacturers: Feeney, Kohler, Curious Maui, Snow PeakArchitect In Charge:Erin MooreStructural Fabrication Design:Mark DonofrioFabricators:JAS Steel, Woodinville, WA, Valmont Coatings, Tualatin, OR, ASF Ironworks, EugeneCity:Maui CountyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Olivier KoningRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The Outside House is a place to live outside. Two small pavilions shape the basics of daily life and structure an intentional relationship with the land.The Outside House is built as a point of connection between the client and the land she stewards in upcountry Maui. Inspired by FLOAT’s Watershed writing studio (Dwell, Feb 2009), the client asked for a building that would reinforce her connection with the place. In response, FLOAT designed two facing pavilions that straddle a three-hundred year old lava flow. Save this picture!© Olivier KoningThe enclosed pavilion is called the Mauka after the Hawaiian word for “inland toward the mountains.” This pavilion is a tiny detached bedroom oriented to look up the lava flow and catch the first light of sunrise over cinder cones. After that brief morning sunlight, the room is in cool shade for daytime reading and napping.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe outdoor pavilion is named the Makai after the Hawaiian word for “seaward.” This pavilion is a roofed platform that shelters a deck, outdoor kitchen, and hidden outdoor shower that are all open to views of the Pacific and the island of Kahoolawe.The center of the Outside House is the uneven, ever-changing ground between the pavilions. The unbuilt areas of the Outside House—lichen on the lava, a curved rock wall, a growing endemic mamane tree – are the essence of daily living in this place and what the client values most.In keeping with the client’s stewardship of the land, the pavilions are designed to be minimally connected to the ground and to be demountable. The Makai pavilion is a prefabricated, galvanized steel structure that was hand-carried, assembled by hand, and anchored to the ground with four threaded rods. The designer wove the shade panel and the shower enclosure with marine rope. The decking and cladding are milled from juniper, a tree that is harvested to protect ground water and habitat in the Pacific Northwest.Save this picture!© Olivier KoningThe Mauka is light wood-frame construction, resting above the ground on four concrete piers. The Mauka is clad in reflective film on the north and south sides and with western red cedar on the east and west. Screened vents along the base of the north and south walls allow a comfortable amount of air movement and indirect light in the single room. Polycarbonate sheathing protects the roof and vents from the regular island rains.The client is a hospice social worker and land conservationist who uses the higher-elevation Outside House as a cool-temperature retreat from work in town. She and her family started visiting this land in the 1960s. Her earliest memories of the place are of crawling through lava tubes near the now-endangered wiliwilis, Hawaiian trees historically used for canoe floats.Save this picture!© Olivier KoningThe Outside House is intended to demonstrate the client’s eco-centric worldview, a perspective that is rooted the Hawaiian concept of aloha aina–love of the land.Designer Erin Moore is an architect and principal of FLOAT architectural research and design and Associate Professor in the Architecture Department and in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon. Moore uses her teaching, research, and design practice to explore ways that architecture reflects and reinforces ideas of nature.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Brutalist Architecture that Shaped Poland’s Urban LandscapesArticlesBIG Selected to Design a Socially Engaging Hub for the Johns Hopkins UniversityArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884109/outside-house-float-architectural-research-and-design Clipboard Outside House / FLOAT Architectural Research and Design Architects: FLOAT Architectural Research and Design Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFLOAT Architectural Research and DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaui CountyIcebergOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on November 06, 2020Cite: “Outside House / FLOAT Architectural Research and Design” 06 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?露天住宅 / FLOAT Architectural Research and Design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 streamlast_img read more

Susan Abulhawa: ‘Palestine is the test’

first_imgThe following is a lightly edited transcript of a Sept. 19 talk by Palestinian novelist and Workers World Party member Susan Abulhawa during a “Free Palestine! No Normalization with Colonization or Occupation!’ webinar sponsored by WWP.We’ve known for years that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations had cooperation behind closed doors with Israel. It was an open secret. Over the last couple of years there have been campaigns, some subversive, to prepare the Arab public for this moment.For example, every year during Ramadan there is a series – basically a soap opera – that captures the imagination of the Arab world. You have 300 million people sitting down after breaking the fast to watch the Ramadan series. It’s wildly popular.This year’s series, called “Um Haroun,” basically hinted at and supported rapprochement with Israel. It also denigrated Palestinians in a lot of ways. It pushed this propaganda myth that we Palestinians “sold our country” or “ran like cowards.” This is the kind of stuff that gets pushed in popular media in the Arab world by state actors who control the media to a large extent.A lot of us were watching this on the sidelines and understood this moment was going to arrive. It didn’t make it any less painful. In some ways it’s good for things to be out in the open. This normalization agreement is really going to polarize the Middle East in ways we haven’t seen before.Why are Arab nations doing this? The UAE has been saying they’re helping Palestinians, that it will take annexation off the table, while prior to that Israel was about to annex the Jordan Valley. But Netanyahu immediately showed that to be a lie. Literally that day or the next day, Netanyahu said annexation is not off the table but on a temporary hold. Israel right away stabbed them in the back.They did the same thing a couple of days later. A weapons contract for F-35 military jets was part of this UAE deal with Israel. Even though this  deal was supposedly brokered by the U.S. and the UAE was supposed to get F-35 jets, Israel turned around and blocked that. There were reports that the UAE were hugely dismayed, but they didn’t do anything about it.Israel has no friends. Israel cannot be trusted. The United States is supposed to be its closest ally, but just last year so-called “stingray” cellphone spy equipment was found placed around the White House to intercept White House calls. Everybody knew it, but nothing happened to Israel.Likewise, during the Obama administration, Netanyahu came here to undermine the foreign policy of a sitting president on U.S. soil when he addressed a joint session of Congress and went on U.S. news shows to undermine the Iran deal. That’s what Israel does to the United States! So it’s a matter of time until things come to a head. Whatever business deals, whatever military deals come of this new normalization agreement, it’s going to be for the benefit of Israel. It’s never a two-way street with Israel and they’re very good at entangling people in their own laws.And Israeli society is going to freak out if they see a lot more Arabs coming to Jerusalem at al-Aqsa, especially if they’re arriving in traditional Arab dress, because Israeli racism is frankly medieval. I predict that’s going to be an issue. And likewise whatever business deal is going to be a siphoning of resources to Israel, because that’s what they do.So I’ve been talking about what’s going to happen to these newlyweds on their honeymoon. I think it’s going to end in divorce, frankly.Solidarity is the keyAs far as the Palestinians are concerned, it’s definitely a dark time for us. But it’s also replete with hope and inspiration and ideas of a new generation and this growing international solidarity. I do believe that ultimately the kind of internationalism that is occurring among likeminded struggles for social justice, climate justice, economic justice, political justice — this arena is what occupies the minds and the passions of the masses.Israel has no standing in this arena. I do believe that we will prevail. No matter how dark it looks for us, history has shown us time and time again how quickly the powerful can fall, the swiftness of it. People and regimes we think are immensely powerful have crumbled numerous times overnight. So I am not despairing.I am counting on the kind of solidarity that we can foster among the masses by educating people. By pushing for socialism, pushing anti-colonial ideals, pushing for justice. Because on the international arena the question of Palestine is at the heart of every social justice movement. Because if we fall, other people will fall. Palestine is the test of how we can succeed and how we can push forward.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

24-year-old netizen arrested

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation Newscenter_img May 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 24-year-old netizen arrested Anmar Kamal Al-Dine, a 24-year-old netizen who blogs on the social network Twitter as @anmarek, was arrested and held for 24 hours. He had been posting photos of demonstrations, especially the funerals of demonstrators in March and April during which many arrests were made. His Twitter account became inaccessible after his arrest. last_img read more

Head of AIB says Minister Perry didn’t get any special treatment

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Head of AIB says Minister Perry didn’t get any special treatment Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – August 1, 2013 Facebook Previous articleLacey to start for Donegal at Croke ParkNext articleMinister Kathleen Lynchs condition now described as comfortable News Highland Facebook The head of AIB says he spoke to Small Business Minister John Perry about his financial difficulties with Danske bank.Last week, the Fine Gael TD faced criticism that he abused his position, when it emerged that he made contact with David Duffy and the head of Bank of Ireland Richie Boucher over his debts of almost 2.5 million euro.Minister Perry and his wife Marie consented to a 2.47-million euro High Court judgement with Danske Bank last week.CEO of AIB David Duffy says he spoke to the Minister, but there was never an issue of him getting any special treatment due to his position:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/08davi1.mp3[/podcast]center_img News WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more