4 Sep

Pandora lists in strong $2bn market debut

first_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 5 October 2010 7:37 pm Share KCS-content Pandora lists in strong $2bn market debut whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comcenter_img 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 TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Show Comments ▼ Pandora, the Danish jeweller, made a strong debut in one of Europe’s largest bourse listings this year, worth up to $2.1bn (£1.3bn), as investors bought into prospects for its main product – charm bracelets.Analysts said Pandora’s high growth and strong margins made its initial public offering (IPO) attractive to investors hungry for new stock after a period of scant IPO activity, despite its short track record and heavy reliance on a single product.Pandora, which has former Asda and Post Office boss Allan Leighton as its chairman, sells mass-market jewellery mainly in the United States and Europe that is priced between £100 to £900.Shares in Pandora, which manufactures jewellery relatively cheaply in Thailand where it employs the bulk of its 4,500 staff, at one point traded 20 per cent above the 210 crowns (£24.50) per share offer price. Pandora priced its Copenhagen IPO at the high end of a previously indicated range of 175-225 crowns.Sydbank analyst Soren Lontoft Hansen said the IPO price was “fair” but assumes strong prospects for the firm.Pandora, established as a Copenhagen shop in 1982, has grown briskly over the past decade, with sales of around €465m (£404m) in 2009. The IPO values Pandora, which made 86 per cent of first-half sales from bracelets and charms, at about $5bn and makes the listing one of the top five largest in Europe this year.The shares debuted at 225 crowns and climbed as high as 251.90 crowns before cooling to 247.50 crowns — still up nearly 18 per cent from the IPO price — in unusually heavy volumes.“The idea is to make [this] into one of the most successful branded companies in jewellery and luxury goods,” said chairman Allan Leighton.ROTHSCHILDROTHSCHILD was among the lead advisers to Danish jewellery firm Pandora that surprised markets with its strong debut yesterday.“We thought investor appetite would be good because this is a company that is growing strongly and still has the emerging markets to expand into,” said a banker connected to the deal. But the strength debut certainly exceeded our expectations.”Danish private equity firm Axcel, and the Enevoldsen family who launched the business in 1982, sold just under 36 per cent of their holding in the business. This will rise to 41 per cent if demand for the shares exceeds the original amount offered. City heavyweight Allan Leighton was drafted in as chairman over the summer.“Whenever you bring Allan into a project he inevitably puts his stamp on it,” said the banker. “He has a lot of international experience and he will bring this to bear as the company seeks to expand into emerging markets in Brazil and eastern European.” Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Nordea were joint global coordinators and bookrunners for the IPO, while Carnegie and SEB were co-lead managers. FIH Partners were also advisers. last_img read more

5 Jul

3 steps I think you need to follow to get rich

first_img3 steps I think you need to follow to get rich Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 15th February, 2020 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” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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 Being able to build a large financial nest egg and retire early is the dream for many people. Unfortunately, many people make a couple of simple financial mistakes that prevent this. With this being the case, here are three steps you can follow to get rich and retire early and avoid making these mistakes along the way.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…Start savingThe first big mistake people make is not saving. Even if you’re saving a few pounds a week, it can make a big difference. The sooner you start saving, the better, as it allows the power of compound interest to start working its magic.For example, putting £5 a week into a savings account with an interest rate of 1.5% from the age of 18 will leave you with a savings pot of £18k at the time of retirement (65 years of age). During this period, your money will have earned £5.7k of interest.Start investingIf you’re saving a little every month, the next step on the journey to wealth is to start investing your money. As the example above shows, with interest rates where they are today, even if you save diligently for decades, your money won’t grow in a cash account.If, on the other hand, the same £5 a week is invested in the stock market, after 47 years it could be worth £97k. That’s assuming an annual rate of return of 7%.Let the market do the hard workInvesting your money can turbocharge returns, but it can also expose you to risk. There are two main risks investors need to be on the lookout for. Bad investments and high fees. Bad investments can end up costing you a lot of money and setting back your retirement plans. High fees will do the same.Using the same figures as the example above, a saver who’s unlucky enough to choose a fund with a 2% annual charge will end up paying £51k worth of fees during the 47-year holding period.A great solution to both of these problems is to buy a low-cost index tracker fund. Index tracker funds are great because they let you track the market for almost no cost whatsoever. There’s also no stock-picking risk associated with the fund. They just own the underlying index and leave it at that.This does mean there’s no chance of beating the market. However, research shows that most active managers don’t outperform the market over the long term anyway. So there’s no reason to pay higher fees in the hopes of achieving a better performance. The odds are you’ll end up paying more for an average performance.Today, there are FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 tracker funds on the market that charge less than 0.1% per annum in fees.Putting it all togetherSince its inception, the FTSE 100 has produced an average annual return for investors in the region of 9%, and the FTSE 250 has returned around 12%.These figures imply an investor who saves £200 a month would be able to accumulate a savings pot of £1.5m over 47 years using the FTSE 100 (and paying 0.1% per annum in fees). An FTSE 250 investor will be able to accumulate a nest egg of £4.2m, based on the above returns. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves owns no 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. 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.last_img read more

23 Jun

Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8

first_img Experience: Sarah Hunter is a Test centurion for England (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Wales lock gives his tips for getting… Jake Polledri on how to be a top ball-carrier Expand The England Women’s captain gives her tips for dictating play at the back of the scrum Cory Hill: How to catch in a lineout Cory Hill: How to catch in a lineout England Women’s full-back Danielle Waterman gives her top… Collapse Practise footwork “If you have dominance near the line, you need to control the ball as you go for a pushover. It’s important to feel comfortable with the ball on both your left and right foot and we do a drill around the posts. You can bind to a post in a similar position to a scrum and then work your feet – practising with left and right – as you move around it with the ball.”This article originally appeared in the November 2017 edition of Rugby World magazine. Danielle Waterman: How to sidestep Jake Polledri on how to be a top ball-carrier Danielle Waterman: How to sidestep “There will be a call before a scrum but sometimes things can change, so you have to adapt. If you’re under any pressure, the backs won’t want the ball; you can’t give them ball off a retreating scrum, so you need to try to get front-foot ball with a pick-and-go.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Jake Polledri, the formidable Gloucester and Italy ball-carrier,… Expand Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8World Cup winner in 2014, World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year in 2016, a Test centurion… Sarah Hunter has a wealth of experience in the game. One skill the England No 8 particularly excels at is controlling the ball at the base of the scrum and here she explains how you can do it to…Stay involved“Generally you want to stay in the scrummage. If you have 
to go digging, you’re not adding weight, and that means it’s seven versus eight and it’s hard to get good ball.”Keep watch“The key at No 8 is watching the ball – as soon as you lose sight of the ball, it ends up ten metres behind you! So track the ball from when the nine puts it in to which channel it comes down. And don’t rush anything – take your time
 to make a decision.”Decision time Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

18 Jun

Thom Evans getting on with life after premature retirement

first_imgThursday Jan 6, 2011 Thom Evans getting on with life after premature retirement In February last year, Scotland wing Thom Evans suffered a horrific injury that left him paralysed temporarily, unable to ever play rugby again. While its meant a massive change in his life, the 25 year old is looking ahead to a bright future.The injury took place during the classic Six Nations game between Wales and Scotlandat the Millennium Stadium that ended with a last gasp try for Wales, shattering the hearts of all Scottish fans in many cases, neutrals too.For Thom though, what happened on that day was far more serious. He sustained a severe neck injury that led to him officially announcing his retirement from rugby in November. Hes since spoken about the incident, stating that it felt as though someone was stabbing him in the back, turning the knife, time and time again.Waves of pain followed after the slipped vertebra from his collision left him with no sensation in his body. “It was like I was in a dream. I knew I was paralysed and then the fear started to set in. I knew immediately I was in real trouble,” he said.“I thought I would die right there on the grass wearing my Scotland shirt, or at least be spending the rest of my life in a wheelchair. For three minutes I lay on the turf as scared as I ever will be in my life.”Shortly after, feeling returned and Thom felt a surging pain that had him pleading with the paramedics on the scene. James Robson, the Scotland and British & Irish Lions team doctor, said that in over 20 years of international sport, that was the worst on-field incident he had to deal with.When injuries like that occur, how they are treated over the next few minutes can be vital. Any incorrect movement in the wrong direction could lead to serious paralysis.Two intense operations followed.“The surgeon pointed to my neck where he was going to make the first incision and explained my back was so badly damaged that they had to cut me from the front where my vocal cords were. They would hang them to one side and move my spine back into place through the front of my body,” he explained.The second op was to strengthen his neck, where metal rods were inserted to fuse part of his spine. Both were successful procedures and while Evans had retained hope of getting fit and playing again, it was soon advised that the wise choice was to pursue something else.“My walk back home from the hospital when I got that news was one of the longest, most depressing walks I have ever made,” he said.He now has other goals as a career in athletics, golf, and even a return to his on stage days, could follow. While retirement from rugby was a tough pill to swallow, he appreciates that things could have turned out a whole lot worse for him on that fateful day. We wish him all the best. :: Related Posts :: Wales come back to snatch victory from Scotland (2010) Time: 04:50 Credit: Thanks to Total Rugby ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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? Thom Evans getting on with life after premature retirement | 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

17 Jun

Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente

first_imgSave this picture!© Antonio Terrón+ 15Curated by Nico Saieh Share “COPY” Houses Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente Spain Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/399259/torremocha-del-jarama-otto-medem-de-la-torriente Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/399259/torremocha-del-jarama-otto-medem-de-la-torriente Clipboard Collaborators:Carlos Bernárdez Agrafojo, Laura Portillo RodríguezTechnical Architect:Andrés Garea NoguerolConstruction:Construcciones Paco Paleta S.L.City:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Antonio TerrónRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The project is defined as a home and studio for a photographer in the mountains of Madrid, an environment conductive to quietude, dominated by vegetation and nature.There were two conditions from which we developed the project:1. The photography studio as a workplace for the client, where he would spend much of his time.2. The relationship of the house with the natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Antonio TerrónThe qualities of the plot and the characteristic slate stone of the site where of great help in the design of spaces, volumes and materiality.We start by separating the housing and studio volumes through a basement constructed with a reinforced concrete wall, built into the ground to bridge the height difference of the sloping plot.This basement is clad in the same slate which supports the house, making it part of the site. The two housing volumes rise in order to dominate the surroundings from the interior. They are clad in apiary stone that blends with the natural landscape of this area of the mountain.Save this picture!© Antonio TerrónThe housing program is developed on the ground floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen-dining room, and a large living room from which to contemplate the quiet of the hillside. The studio is located on the first floor, spatially connected with the ground floor and framing the view from its large windows.The construction of the house is designed with a structure of load bearing brick walls, metallic columns and concrete one-way slabs, and a sloping roof with hidden gutters, that make the edges of the main volume define the boundaries of the home.Save this picture!© Antonio TerrónThe volumetric ensemble allows one to perceive how the dwelling adapts to the steep topography of the site from where it dominates the landscape, sunlight and dialogue with its most immediate surroundings.A composition in harmony with the stone folds of Torremocha del Jarama.A simple construction, without much technological and economical fanfare, without having to sacrifice an avant-garde aesthetic.Originally published on July 14, 2013Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSetre Naramachi Hotel / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associatesSelected ProjectsBellevue Hill Apartments / Glyde BautovichSelected Projects Share Arquitectos: Otto Medem de la Torriente Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img 2007 Area:  351 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la TorrienteSave this projectSaveTorremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses•Madrid, Spain ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeOtto Medem de la TorrienteOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodMadridIcebergSpainPublished on December 31, 2019Cite: “Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente” [Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente] 30 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?马德里家庭工作室 / Otto Medem de la Torriente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

15 Jun

Amenazas y sanciones EUA crecen con aislamiento

first_imgUna nueva ronda de sanciones estadounidenses más fuertes y económicamente perjudiciales contra Rusia, Irán y Corea Popular se ha encontrado con la ira, incluso de los aliados tradicionales de Estados Unidos. Las denuncias exponen tanto el creciente aislamiento como la creciente amenaza militar del imperialismo norteamericano. La burda exhibición de poder por la Casa Blanca, el Congreso y el Pentágono está aumentando las tensiones a escala internacional.La Cámara de Representantes de EUA el 25 de julio, en un voto casi unánime – 419 a 3 – confirmó lo bipartidistas que son tanto los políticos republicanos como los demócratas cuando se trata de una agresión estadounidense. El proyecto de ley fue similar al aprobado el 17 de junio por el Senado, en el que republicanos y demócratas unieron fuerzas para aprobar, por 98 a 2, un proyecto de sanciones que castiga a las empresas que hacen negocios con Irán y Rusia a través de una serie de sanciones financieras.Ambos proyectos de ley requerirían una revisión del Congreso de cualquier intento de aliviar o poner fin a las restricciones impuestas. Esto se considera una posibilidad extremadamente improbable.Inmediatamente, editoriales del Washington Post y del New York Times elogiaron los votos de las sanciones, lo que confirmó la postura agresiva de las principales fuerzas dentro de la clase dominante.Más dinero para PentágonoLa misma Cámara, incluidos los republicanos y la mayoría de los demócratas, votaron 344-81 para aprobar el mayor proyecto de ley de asignaciones militares en la historia EUA o mundial.La Ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional asignaría $696 mil millones para gastos de “defensa” en el año fiscal 2018. Eso excede incluso la propuesta de $603 mil millones de Trump, que se ha descrito como un “aumento histórico en el gasto de defensa.”Sin embargo, esta monstruosa asignación de fondos pasó silenciosamente por el Congreso casi sin reportarse, mientras que la atención de los medios se centraba en la oposición del Partido Demócrata para preservar las escasas provisiones de la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio.Este presupuesto militar excede considerablemente los límites para “defensa” en el Congreso. Desde el 2011, el gasto había sido limitado a $549 mil millones. El tope, sin embargo, era violado regularmente con presupuestos suplementarios.Todas/os los políticos saben que, incluso sin que los designados de Trump causen estragos en los programas sociales, ambientales y de infraestructura, esta última apropiación militar requiere cortes mortales en todos los demás programas gubernamentales para poder equilibrar el presupuesto.El aumento de las opciones militares, las amenazas de guerra y un presupuesto militar exageradamente inflado quedaron claros cuando Trump nombró al ex general de cuatro estrellas de la Marina Corp Gen. John Kelly, para servir como Jefe de Gabinete de la Casa Blanca. El General Kelly había sido nombrado anteriormente por Trump a la poderosa posición de Secretario de Seguridad Nacional. Antes de eso, encabezó el Comando Sur de EUA, encargado de operaciones militares en 32 países del Caribe, América Central y América del Sur.El general Kelly será el primer general en ocupar el puesto de jefe de gabinete de la Casa Blanca desde que Alexander Haig asumiera el control en el último tramo de la odiada administración de Nixon.Los medios corporativos volvieron a ser unánimes en sus elogios. El New York Times elogió a Kelly como un “faro de disciplina.”Las sanciones son una forma de guerraLas sanciones económicas son una opción de guerra violenta de países poderosos contra rivales que son económicamente más débiles. Tales sanciones buscan crear escasez, inflación, hambre, desempleo, dislocación económica y cierres en industrias vitales al restringir súbitamente créditos, préstamos y comercio.Las sanciones ponen al descubierto las relaciones reales bajo el capitalismo. La competencia capitalista tiene como objetivo cerrar las industrias competidoras y expulsar a sus rivales.Es una ilusión que el capitalismo crea prosperidad o participación democrática. Históricamente, el capitalismo se ha expandido a través de la guerra, el robo, violaciones y pillajes. La creación de escaseces artificiales y la producción de sabotaje son también acciones de rutina.Estados Unidos ha utilizado el hambre y la enfermedad contra las naciones originarias desde su fundación. Pero con la dominación global de EUA desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial, los imperialistas aquí han tratado de involucrar a otras fuerzas imperialistas.Durante décadas se realizaron esfuerzos concertados para estrangular a la URSS con restricciones comerciales. Después del colapso de la URSS, el imperialismo estadounidense conspiró con la Unión Europea y las monarquías de los Estados del Golfo para estrangular económicamente a Irak, Irán, Libia y Siria. Esa coordinación significaba que las sanciones se imponían a través de la ONU, obligando a todas las naciones a cumplir o enfrentarse al aislamiento económico.Rivalidad económica aumentaLa Unión Europea es un colaborador de EUA en el saqueo de los países en desarrollo y ex-colonizados. Pero también es un rival económico en un mundo de reducidos mercados y superávit de mercancía. La posición económica global del imperialismo estadounidense está cayendo. Como un importante exportador de petróleo, gran parte basado en el fraccionamiento destructivo al ambiente, debe encontrar grandes mercados.La crisis capitalista es el tema esencial detrás de las acusaciones del “hacking” ruso, del programa de energía nuclear de Irán y de los esfuerzos de la RPDC para defenderse contra las amenazas nucleares de EUA.Un tercio del gas natural de la UE proviene de Rusia. Las naciones de Europa central y oriental dependen del suministro de energía de Rusia.Este nuevo conjunto de sanciones impuestas por EUA causará estragos en las compañías energéticas europeas y en los bancos que contrataron para financiar los complejos planes de construcción para canalizar gas y petróleo de Rusia.Las sanciones pasadas fueron cuidadosamente calibradas entre EUA y sus aliados europeos para mantener todos a bordo y preservar una respuesta unida contra un país objetivo. Esos días ya han pasado.El nuevo proyecto de ley permitiría a EUA sancionar a cualquier empresa involucrada en el mantenimiento o desarrollo de los ductos de exportación de energía de Rusia. Eso podría paralizar la construcción de Nord Stream 2, un colosal ducto de gas natural planeado para bombear gas ruso a Alemania bajo el mar Báltico. El proyecto es propiedad del gigante energético ruso Gazprom y es financiado por inversores europeos. Afectaría a otros grandes proyectos de gas natural de los países bálticos.Las nuevas sanciones se dirigen a cualquier empresa que contribuya al desarrollo, mantenimiento o modernización de los ductos rusos de exportación de energía. Añaden castigos contra los sectores energético, financiero, ferroviario, naviero, metalúrgico y minero de Rusia y de la UE.Las sanciones también podrían socavar las asociaciones entre empresas de la UE y de Rusia para desarrollar proyectos de energía en costas de Egipto. Y podrían impedir que empresas italianas y rusas trabajen juntas en el llamado Corredor del Gas del Sur, que pasaría por Turquía a los estados sureños de la UE.Sanciones de Irán violan acuerdo P5 + 1Muchos países europeos tienen actualmente ventas de maquinaria y transporte y grandes proyectos con Irán. La exportación de petróleo crudo desde Irán a países europeos ahora supera los niveles previos a las sanciones.Según el ministro iraní del petróleo Bijan Zanganeh: “El ritmo de crecimiento de la producción y exportación de petróleo crudo de Irán ha sorprendido a los observadores internacionales que no creían que Irán podría aumentar su producción en un millón de barriles por día en tres a cuatro meses después de la eliminación de las sanciones”. (Iran-daily.com, 3 de abril)Abbas Araqchi, viceministro iraní de Asuntos Jurídicos e Internacionales, dijo que el esfuerzo “hostil” con nuevas sanciones equivalía a una ruptura del acuerdo nuclear P5 + 1 de 2015 entre Irán y las seis potencias mundiales – EUA, Bretaña, Francia, Rusia, China y Alemania.Los abrumadores votos de sanciones bipartidistas en el Senado y la Cámara son una señal a los aliados de EUA que las compañías estadounidenses de petróleo y gas están decididas a obstruir otros proveedores para poder comercializar los suministros estadounidenses. La confrontación económica y militar para respaldar esto está aumentando.Ese mismo 25 de julio, cuando el voto de las sanciones ocurrió, un buque de la marina EUA lanzó tiros de advertencia a un buque iraní en el Golfo Pérsico. Funcionarios estadounidenses dijeron que fue el primer incidente desde que el presidente Trump asumió el cargo en enero.Respuesta de UEEl voto del congreso trajo denuncias de parte de los aliados de EUA, como Alemania, Austria, Francia y Corea del Sur, junto con los países que son objetivos de las sanciones.Un comunicado filtrado de la UE informó que el presidente de la Comisión Europea, Jean-Claude Juncker, dijo que la UE “debería estar lista para actuar dentro de días” del pasaje del proyecto de ley y que las sanciones “podrían afectar a un número potencialmente grande de empresas europeas con legítimos negocios bajo las medidas de la UE con entidades rusas”. Un alto funcionario de la UE dijo que los comisionados europeos estaban unidos en sus opiniones. (Financial Times, 27 de julio)La UE podría imponer una prohibición absoluta de hacer negocios con ciertas compañías de EUA. “Si nuestras preocupaciones no se tienen suficientemente en cuenta, estamos dispuestos a actuar adecuadamente en cuestión de días. ‘América Primero’ no puede significar que los intereses europeos sean últimos”, dijo Juncker.De repente, estas potencias imperialistas europeas, cómplices en las pasadas guerras de sanciones estadounidenses, citan la ilegalidad de las sanciones en el derecho internacional. La UE apoyó las sanciones en Irak desde 1990 hasta la invasión y ocupación de EUA en 2003. Desde ese año, han apoyado duras sanciones contra Siria que continúan hoy.En una declaración conjunta, el Canciller austríaco Christian Kern y el Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Alemania, Sigmar Gabriel, dijeron: “No podemos aceptar la amenaza de sanciones ilegales y extraterritoriales contra las compañías europeas,” añadiendo que las multas a las empresas europeas que participan en el proyecto Nord Stream 2 “introducen una completamente nueva dimensión muy negativa en las relaciones europeo-americanas.” (US News, 15 de junio)El mismo artículo informó que varios países europeos, en una medida sin precedentes, emitieron una declaración conjunta invocando la soberanía: “El suministro energético de Europa es una cuestión para Europa y no para los Estados Unidos de Améric.”Francia ha planteado dudas sobre la legitimidad de las nuevas sanciones EUA contra Irán y Rusia, diciendo que no se ajustan al derecho internacional debido a su alcance extraterritorial. (Presstv.com, 26 de julio)Reuters del 27 de julio tenía dos artículos: En uno, el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin describió el proyecto de ley como un intento de salvaguardar los intereses geopolíticos de EUA a expensas de sus aliados. En el otro, una influyente asociación industrial alemana acusó a EUA de apuntar a mejorar sus exportaciones de gas líquido a Europa a través de sanciones.EUA amenaza a CoreaLas nuevas y duras sanciones a la RPDC en el norte tienen por objeto sabotear cualquier disminución de las tensiones dentro de la península coreana.A mediados de julio, el recién elegido gobierno surcoreano del presidente Moon Jae In propuso conversaciones militares con la RPDC en su primera apertura formal al norte. La propuesta era discutir maneras de evitar actos militares hostiles cerca de la fuertemente militarizada frontera DMZ. Moon propuso que las actividades militares hostiles en la frontera terminaran el 27 de julio, aniversario del acuerdo de armisticio en 1953 que puso fin a la Guerra de Corea.El Ministerio de Defensa de Corea del sur propuso conversaciones con el norte el 21 de julio en Tongilgak para detener todas las actividades que alimentan la tensión en la línea de demarcación militar.La respuesta de EUA fue anunciar que está preparando nuevas sanciones para los bancos y firmas chinas que hacen negocios con la RPDC. La Fuerza Aérea de EUA voló bombarderos B-1B sobre la Península Coreana, acompañados por aviones japoneses y surcoreanos como provocación el 30 de julio.El 24 de julio, el Wall Street Journal informó sobre los preparativos de China en caso de una guerra estadounidense contra la RPDC. China también realizó operaciones militares conjuntas con Rusia en el Mar Báltico.Las amenazas contra los antiguos aliados estadounidenses, así como la escalada de las amenazas en todos los países apuntados, desde Venezuela hasta Irán, Siria, RPDC y cada vez más hacia Rusia y China, reflejan una creciente desesperación en los círculos gobernantes estadounidenses.Mientras que la posición global de las corporaciones y los bancos EUA se reduce, la influencia de los generales sobre la casa blanca y la máquina militar crece. Esto es un peligro para toda la humanidad.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

Im/migrant rights solidarity from India

first_imgThe Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) and its mass organizations are carrying out solidarity protests against the separation of families and attacks on migrants and refugees in the U.S. Participating in an action on June 25 were the Delhi State committees of the All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan (AIMSS), All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO), and All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO). These groups held a joint demonstration against the gross violation of human rights of refugees and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

12 Jun

Mexico’s tragic record on missing journalists

first_img Reports August 29, 2018 Mexico’s tragic record on missing journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Yuri Cortéz Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further The Mexican states that have seen the most disappearances – Michoacán, Veracruz, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Guerrero – are the ones suffer most from organized crime an corruption and where the most journalists are also murdered. An “enforced disappearance” is one in which the state is directly or implicitly involved, one in which authorities, or persons or groups acting with the consent of authorities, abduct and hold someone who is a source of annoyance.A crime that can take many forms, one that is carried out quietly and with impunity by more and more regimes around the world, enforced disappearance has been recognized as a crime against humanity since 2002.In Mexico, which is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, the drug cartels are often blamed for disappearances. But the families of victims also often suspect that state agents are involved.In both kinds of case, the complaints filed by the families produce no results and investigations eventually grind to a halt, including those carried out at the federal level by the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE).In an attempt to address this problem, the Mexican government created a SpecialProsecutor’s Office for Investigating Crimes of Enforced Disappearance on 16 February 2018. Its stated mission is to “prevent, investigate, punish and eradicate the crimes of enforced disappearance of persons and enforced disappearances committed by individuals.”But this initiative has not been accompanied by any concrete, strategic plan of action.“Making a journalist disappear is a crime that cannot go unpunished,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “Given the scale of this phenomenon, symbolic measures are not enough. Mexico’s new government must redouble efforts to improve the effectiveness of investigations. This includes ensuring proper coordination between the FEADLE and the new special prosecutor’s office for combatting enforced disappearances.”RSF also deplores the lack of detailed public information about the progress of investigations or about an overall programme of reparations for the families of the victims, as envisaged in one of the recommendations (Recommendation No. 24) that the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) published on 8 February.In a report published in February 2017, entitled “Veracruz: journalists and the state offear,” RSF called on the FEADLE to adopt special procedures for cases of disappearances and to ensure that the families of the victims are kept full informed. But the situation has worsened this year and the FEADLE is now even less likely than before to use its power to take over the investigation into a disappearance that has been initiated at the local level, where state agents are only too often themselves implicated in the disappearance.List of Mexican journalists who have gone missing in the past 15 years1: Jesús Mejía Lechuga, Noticiario a Primera Hora (Grupo MS-Noticias), disappeared on 10/07/2003 in the state of Veracruz2: José Alfredo Jiménez Mota, El Imparcial, disappeared on 02/04/2005 in the state of Sonora3: Rafael Ortiz Martínez, El Zócalo, disappeared on 08/07/2006 in the state of Coahuila4: José Antonio García Apac, editor of Ecos de la Cuenca, disappeared on 20/11/2006 in the state of Michoacán5: Rodolfo Rincón Taracena, Tabasco Hoy, disappeared on 20/01/2007 in the state of Tabasco6: Gerardo Paredes, TV Azteca Noreste, disappeared on 10/05/2007 in the state of Nuevo León7: Gamaliel López, TV Azteca Noreste, disappeared on 10/05/2007 in the state of Nuevo León8: Mauricio Estrada Zamora, La Opinión de Apatzingán, disappeared on 12/02/2008 in the state of Michoacán9: María Esther Aguilar Cansimbe, El Diario de Zamora, disappeared on 11/11/2009 in the state of Michoacán10: Miguel Ángel Domínguez Zamora, El Mañana de Reynosa, disappeared on 01/03/2010 in the state of Tamaulipas11: Ramón Ángeles Zalpa, Cambio de Michoacán, disappeared on 06/04/2010 in the state of Michoacán12: Evaristo Ortega Zarate, editor of the weekly Espacio, disappeared on 20/04/2010 in the state of Veracruz13: Marco Antonio López, Novedades, disappeared on 07/06/2011 in the state of Guerrero14: Manuel Figueroa Fonseca Hernández, El Mañanero de Acayucan, disappeared on 22/09/2011 in the state of Veracruz15: Federico Manuel García, Punto Crítico, disappeared on 14/05/2012 in the state of San Luis Potosí16: Zane Plemmons, freelance journalist, disappeared on 21/06/2012 dans in the state of Tamaulipas17: Miguel Morales Estrada, El Diario de Poza Rica, disappeared on 19/07/2012 in the state of Veracruz18: Adela Jazmín Alcaráz López, Canal 12- CNL Noticias, disappeared on 26/10/2012 in the state of San Luis Potosí19: Sergio Landa Rosado, Cardel, disappeared on 22/01/2013 in the state of Veracruz20: Mario Alberto Crespo Ayón, UNO TV, disappeared on 07/12/2014 in the state of Sinaloa21: Agustín Silva Vázquez, El Sol de Itsmo, disappeared on 21/01/2018 in the state of Oaxaca MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expressionDisappearances News RSF_en On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (30 August), ReportersWithout Borders (RSF) deplores the fact that no fewer that 21 journalists have gonepermanently missing in the past 15 years in Mexico, more than in any other country in thewestern hemisphere. center_img Organisation Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expressionDisappearances May 13, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Mexico Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

12 Jun

Court says Spain can investigate Spanish cameraman’s death in Baghdad

first_img RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive SpainEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Spain’s supreme court yesterday ordered the reopening of the Spanish judicial investigation into the death of Spanish cameraman José Couso, who was killed when a US tank shelled the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on 8 April 2003.“Under the principle of universal justice, the investigation of this case falls within the jurisdiction of the Spanish legal system,” the supreme court ruled, overturning a 10 March decision by investigating judge Santiago Pedraz to close the case.As a result of the ruling, Spain could now request the extradition of the three US soldiers responsible for firing at the hotel.Couso worked for the privately-owned Spanish TV station Telecinco. A Reuters cameraman, Taras Protsyuk, was killed by the same shell. A US military investigation in 2003 concluded that the coalition forces were not guilty of “any misconduct or negligence” when they shelled the hotel. News RSF_en SpainEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Spain December 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court says Spain can investigate Spanish cameraman’s death in Baghdad Newscenter_img Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News to go furtherlast_img read more

27 May

Bloody Sunday families welcome removal of General Jackson from Derry installation

first_imgNews Google+ Twitter Google+ Some of the families of those who died on Bloody Sunday have given a cautious welcome to the news that a video contribution from General Michael Jackson no longer forms part of an installation Derry’s Guidlhall A number of family members said they were angered, distressed and insulted when they learned that General Jackson was included in the display.The Saville inquiry found that General Jackson,within hours of the Bloody Sunday shootings,claimed the Paratroopers shot at gunmen and bombers.Kate Nash, whose brother William was killed and father Alexander injured ,believes the move to withdraw General Jackson’s contribution is only temporary:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/kate1pmJack.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Bloody Sunday families welcome removal of General Jackson from Derry installation By News Highland – June 19, 2013 Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleDonegal County Cllr says cuts to blame for critical HIQA reportNext articleHogan says government will not be held to ransom by drink firms News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more