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Santander UK IPO could hit further delay

first_img Share whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily 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 ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Thursday 3 February 2011 8:23 pm Santander UK IPO could hit further delay THE slated £5bn float of a fifth of Santander’s UK business might not get away until 2012, according to a person close to the IPO process. “If the markets are not in the right condition, it’ll be 2012. There’s a figure in mind the bank wants to get,” said the source. The prospect of putting back the float follows comments by the group’s chairman Emilio Botin, who yesterday pushed back expectations of a float to the second half of this year.Former chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio forecast last year that it would take place before the third quarter of 2011. One analyst told City A.M. that the float could be put off “indefinitely” if market conditions for banks do not improve. Industry values have been depressed by an impending onslaught of regulation that could increase banks’ costs and restrict their business models.The uncertainty surrounding the float follows a fourth quarter earnings report dented by worsening non-performing loans, mostly in mortgages in Spain and Portugal, as well as a one-off liquidity requirement imposed by the Bank of Spain in the third quarter of 2010 that cost €472m (£401.5m). Pre-tax profit for the group rose by a slim 2.4 per cent to €12.1bn but net profit was down 8.5 per cent. Despite a drag from the Eurozone, the bank earns 65 per cent of its profits outside continental Europe. Its shares closed 1.7 per cent lower at €8.99 yesterday. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Malta allows lotto booths to reopen after Covid-19 shutdown

first_img Malta allows lotto booths to reopen after Covid-19 shutdown Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Maltese government has announced that lottery booths will be permitted to reopen from today (4 May) as a result of the country beginning to relax social distancing measures brought in as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Announced on 17 March, Legal Notice 76 of 2020 ordered a wide range of venues and facilities across Malta to temporarily close in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. These included bingo halls, casinos, betting shops, controlled gaming premises and lotto booths.However, with the situation regarding the outbreak improving in the country, the government will allow lottery booths to reopen, with certain restrictions in place.The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) advised that anyone who enters into a lotto booth or shop, including employees, is required to wear a face mask.Only one person per 10sq m of store space will be allowed entry at any point in time, while markers should be placed on the ground to indicate the minimum two-metre distance for people queuing outside.Hand sanitiser must also be placed on entry into the shop or lotto booth, while signs with information about these requirements will be posted in and around the venues to remind consumers about the restrictions. In addition, games previously transmitted from televisions inside the booths and points of sale will not be permitted until further notice.The restrictions have only been lifted for lottery booths and shops, will all other gambling and gaming venues required to remain closed until the government announces further changes to coronavirus measures.Online gambling has been able to continue throughout the outbreak, with the MGA last month publishing guidance for operators to help safeguard integrity during the coronavirus crisis.The MGA also reminded licensees to be socially responsible with commercial communications during the pandemic, saying that as the situation is likely to be highly distressing to many players, any marketing communication that makes a reference to the disease would be considered in breach of its regulations. The Maltese government has announced that lottery booths will be permitted to reopen from today (4 May) as a result of the country beginning to relax social distancing measures brought in as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).center_img 4th May 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Secure Electronic Technology Plc ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgSecure Electronic Technology Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Secure Electronic Technology Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Secure Electronic Technology Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Secure Electronic Technology Plc (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileSecure Electronic Technology Plc holds the license to operate the national lottery in Nigeria. Formerly known as the National Sports Lottery, the company has an exclusive 30-year license granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria and governed by the National Lotteries Act 2005. Secure Electronic Technology Plc provides the infrastructure and technology to run the lottery and gaming products. Games managed by Secure Electronic Technology Plc includes 60F49, the newest Jackpot game; 2Sure, the game with the highest payout; 50F90, a fixed-odds game with a pre-determined payout; and Betwazobia, a dedicated 24/7 mobile and online game platform. Secure Electronic Technology Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Secure Electronic Technology Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Metro share price is down 25% in 1 month. Should I buy now?

first_img The Metro Bank (LSE:MTRO) share price has dropped by nearly a quarter over the past month after it released results for 2020 in February. This saw it reporting a record loss of £271.8m.Despite this poor performance, some encouraging trends did emerge. And even with this recent decline, the Metro share price is still up around 40% compared to a year ago. So, is this an opportunity to buy the stock at a discounted price? Let’s take a look.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 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. Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 | More on: MTRO See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Fortunately I’ve found another growth stock that looks far more promising… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Metro Bank. 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 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. A popular high street bankMetro is a bank that offers services to the retail, business, commercial, and private sectors via a network of 77 locations throughout the UK. The firm, which has 2.2 million customers, sees its strong focus on customer service as part of its unique selling proposition (USP). And it has won multiple awards for doing so, including Bank of the Year at the 2020 MoneyAge Awards and Banking Brand of The Year at the 2021 Moneynet Personal Finance Awards.The impact of Covid-19 caused some severe disruptions to Metro’s cash flow. After all, the bank makes money by charging interest on loans. But due to the lockdown restrictions, many of its customers weren’t able to keep up with payments.Yet despite this, Metro was able to stay afloat without taking on any additional debt. Instead, it sold £3.1bn of mortgages to NatWest Group for a small profit. This surge of capital undoubtedly helped mitigate the impact of the pandemic. But it has also enabled Metro to change its strategy and focus on more profitable products in specialist mortgages and unsecured lending.As such, CEO Daniel Frumkin is forecasting Metro will become profitable by 2024 and has recently bought £1.1m of Metro shares. While this certainly sounds promising, there are some risks to consider.Is the Metro share price a value trap?Banks are pretty complex businesses and are quite tricky to value. Based on the latest results, Metro has a net book value of £7.49 per share. That’s almost 85% higher than the current share price. At first glance, this looks like a fantastic opportunity for value investors.However, trading significantly under book value is quite a common occurrence for bank stocks. And in my experience, when the discount is as high as Metro’s, it indicates that the quality of the loans being made is questionable. Given that the bank has been unprofitable for most of its recent history, the low share price could be a red flag. The bottom lineMetro is heading in a new direction that may lead to profitability within the next five years. While it’s too soon to draw any conclusions, the preliminary forecasts for unsecured lending and specialist mortgage income do look promising.But it’s worth noting the firm has run into trouble in the past. In 2018, an accounting scandal broke out, causing the Metro share price to plummet 90% by the end of 2019. Metro’s aggressive lending versus customer deposits brought the bank’s total capital ratio dangerously close to the minimum regulatory requirements. And that was even after numerous rounds of fundraising.For now, I’m waiting to see how the company performs over the next year. And so I won’t be adding Metro to my portfolio today, even at its currently reduced share price. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge The Metro share price is down 25% in 1 month. Should I buy now?last_img read more

Party hosting hacks for the holidays and beyond

first_img Mama Mia Reply I also learned that underwater cables under the oceans is how we sent a lot of communications such as emails. That really surprised me, as I thought it was all through satellites up above. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Wow….Julie Chen without makeup….scary! Please enter your comment! I am reading one of the news tiles on my computer that was from the Washington Post….one of the top generals over the Marines has told 300 Marines in Norway to “get ready and prepare for war” as he tells them it is coming! Then later, he said, “it was to just motivate them”. I don’t know, but it sounds like more than a motivation tactic to me! He told the US Marines that have been there in Norway since Jan. that there numbers could swell from 300 to 3000 troops…..doesn’t sound like a motivation tactic to me. He also discussed that we don’t know who the adversary will be, but discussed Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia and discussed the Pacific. Kim Jong Un has also announced that the US actions with the UN sanctions is “an act of war”….doesn’t sound peaceful to me with the start of the new year coming! And also Rex Tillerson has spilled some beans about things he was even supposed to be talking about regarding basically war plans to take out Kim Jong Un….man, I wish we had different leaders leading our country! Hey, I just saw John Dreji, the former engineer of the COA, that now works for Seminole County government, on tv, Channel 9, and he was speaking about the Sun Rail and that was the subject, and I couldn’t understand John before, and still can’t understand John’s talk, so there you go! lol Please enter your name here TAGSChristmasholidayParty Previous articleAre we stewards of the earth’s natural wonders?Next articlePuerto Ricans aren’t giving up on Christmas Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Reply Reply December 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm Mama Mia Reply December 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm Ummm…try torching your cocktail early on, before you do some other hardcore serious drinking, or otherwise you might end up torching your tail, instead of your cocktail….ha ha ha…LOL Reply Reply December 25, 2017 at 2:42 pm Reply December 25, 2017 at 1:27 pm December 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm Mama Mia December 24, 2017 at 8:36 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter December 25, 2017 at 1:34 pm About half way through our Christmas Day Dinner I thought, “Oh, I’ve got two different sets of nice Christmas dinnerware, I should have gotten out to use. Darn. I told my husband, “Oh well, I forgot about them, I’ll get one set out and use for New Years Day Dinner”….LOL We don’t care if it is Christmas dinnerware! Heck, I ate my Christmas dinner in my nightgown! If the gals working at the Mason Jar Restaurant can serve their customers in their pajamas, then darn, I can certainly have dinner in my nightgown, at our home. I thought it was weird when I saw the girl waitresses in their pajamas, and I thought, ” what in the world?” but then I overheard, it was “Pajama Day” the day we went there….LOL Mama Miacenter_img Great ideas for party cocktailsHosting friends and family in your home is fun any time of the year, including the holidays. However, with entertaining comes the stress of planning and the pressure to make each get-together more exciting than the last.Throwing a memorable party does not have to be overwhelming. With a few simple hosting hacks, you can impress your guests at every turn, from food and drinks, to decor and even parting gifts, creating an unforgettable experience for all.Smoke ’em with a signature cocktail.Having your own “signature” cocktail puts a personalized and festive stamp on any celebration. Dazzle your guests with a cool mixology trend and try torching a cocktail.Lighting a float is one cool technique to try. Once your cocktail is mixed, add a thin layer of a high-proof alcohol very slowly on top of the drink (tip – pour over the back of a spoon). The higher proof alcohol will float on top, then light it on fire to bring out more of the flavor. Mixologists recommend using a torch like the Bernzomatic ST2200T Detail Torch for this.Create your own beverage cart.Bring libations to guests by creating your own beverage cart. Not only does it keep guests from having to travel back and forth to the kitchen, it also adds a retro element to any party. Simply take an old (or new) office or craft cart on casters, spray paint it in a festive color and – Viola! – you have a portable beverage cart. Stock the cart with spirits, soft drinks, ice, cocktail napkins, garnishes and everything you need to achieve beverage service on-the-go.Wow with a custom centerpiece.A centerpiece can communicate the vibe of your celebration. Sure, you could go buy something pre-made, but creating your own centerpiece will add a personal (and impressive) touch to any table.Create your own copper pipe holiday centerpiece like this one from, made using a Bernzomatic TS4000 High Heat Torch. You’ll need about 3 feet of copper pipe, some copper corner elbows to join the pipe pieces, T-connectors, and basic equipment such as a tape measure, safety gloves and glasses, and a pipe cutter. Visit the website for a full list of materials and assembly instructions. The centerpiece is so versatile it can be used for any occasion.Prep and clean ahead of party time.Anything you can do before party day is one less thing you have to spend time on during the celebration. Many key party tasks – from appetizer prep to setting the table – can be done a day (or even two) before the party. Pre-mix the punch the night before, pre-make and refrigerate dishes and get your party music ready and queued up a day early.If you don’t have time to clean the entire house, focus on the areas where guests will be. Create a fresh, fragrant aroma that will permeate the house by simmering vanilla, lemon and rosemary in a pot of water on the stove.Leave a lasting impression with a parting gift.If you want to create something nice and simple for guests to leave with, you don’t have to stretch your mind or your bank account to give something unique. Check out the kitchen aisle in a home or super store and pick up a set of wooden kitchen serving utensils. Then, using the soldering tip of a Bernzomatic micro torch, engrave patterns and designs, or even personalize the names of your guests. Tie a ribbon to the handle and you’ve got an easy and practical gift.Whether you’re planning a holiday soiree, celebrating the New Year or hosting another special event throughout the year, a few smart hacks and the right tools will help create an event that is memorable, impressive and most importantly, fun. December 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Also saw a dreamer child, that was brought here as a child illegally by her parents, and now she is a young adult, and she lives here in Apopka, and on Channel 9 they showed the side of the city hall building when they were telling that she lives in Apopka. Her name, I cannot spell, but her name was pronounced…Al-A-Han-Dra…that was how it sounded, and I don’t know how to spell it, but she was upset, and has anxiety about possibly being forced to go back to a country, she does not even identify with or know. I felt very sorry for her, and those dreamers who are being put in this situation. If I had my way, the Dreamers could stay right here in this country! There are some cruel people that just don’t care about others! These kids that were brought here, years ago should be given a break. There parents were the lawbreakers, not the kids. I am not for giving every illegal free access, no way, but like I said, these kids were brought here years ago, as babies and young toddlers, or at a very young age. If they are staying out of trouble, and trying to do good, leave them alone, and don’t send them elsewhere to a country they don’t know! I would not trust Trump one bit, on what he tells them, or promises, as he cannot be trusted, and changes his mind on a dime, about all kinds of issues. Mama Mia Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Is it just me, but after reading this article, does someone own stock in the makers of the Bernzomatic TS4000 High Heat Micro Torch??? LOL….I ain’t going to that trouble of making that copper candelabra for the nobody coming to my house. Engraving with the soldering point for them to take home special gifts??? Ain’t going to happen….Time to clean the whole house???? Ain’t going to happen either…LOL December 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm Reply Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply December 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm We just finished Christmas Day Dinner. I already got cleaned up and the dishes washed. Wow, I re-read my above posting and I didn’t mean to say “the nobody coming to my house”…geesh, not at all, what I meant. What I meant was that I wasn’t going to the trouble of making a copper candelabra for anybody coming to my house….definitively not ” the nobody coming to my house”……that sounded awful, and I didn’t mean that! LOL Mama Mia It really is hard to be a diabetic and make it through Halloween time, Thanksgiving and then the holiday Christmas season on to New Year. Foods full of sugar everywhere, and every tempting wonderful smelling treats everywhere you look, on tv, in the magazines, newspapers, you name it. I was watching Clinton and Carla of the Chew and he melted chocolate, add some canola oil, dipped marshmello in that and then rolled it in crushed peppermint candy set on wax paper, and then let it set awhile, and then dropped one or two of those into hot cocoa drinks. Then of course Clinton had to add some alcohol to theirs they were trying…… December 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm 12 COMMENTS Wow, knock ’em out with your party plans….that pine cone sitting there on that dinnerware plate will wow ’em big time, if you add peanut butter and bird seed between those pine cone seeds, and if you happen to be entertaining a squirrelly squirrel or a cuckoo bird…LOL December 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm Then there is Rachael Ray. I wish she would pull her hair back in a ponytail or something, when she cooks! I don’t like her long hair swishing around while she cooks. That was never allowed at the jobs I used to work around food! And she cooks with satin blouses on and velvet tops….she needs to put on a white lab type coat, like the cake boss wears, or an apron! If that sounds old-fashioned, I am sorry, but she is cooking for other people! Gov. 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Essential Principles for Fundraising Success: An Answer Manual for the Everyday Challenges of Raising Money

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Essential Principles for Fundraising Success: An Answer Manual for the Everyday Challenges of Raising Money [amzn_product_post]last_img read more

Luchas de los pueblos indígenas en el Yukón

first_imgLos sectores más pobres de las personas que viven en Canadá son indígenas. Llamados Primeras Naciones, incluyen a indios americanos, inuit y metis. Desde 1763, cuando Francia cedió casi todas sus colonias en América del Norte, la clase dominante de Canadá ha estado tratando de apoderarse de la tierra y los recursos de las Primeras Naciones a veces por la fuerza, a veces por engaño jurídico o leyes injustas.Los resultados de estos ataques, que deberían llamarse adecuadamente genocidas en su intención, son claros e impactantes. En Canadá, las personas indígenas controlan sólo el 0,2 por ciento de la tierra mientras los colonos tienen el 99,8 por ciento. La esperanza de vida de las/os indígenas en Canadá es siete años menos que la de las/os no indígenas. Las tasas de desempleo para las personas indígenas son cuatro veces más alta. El dinero gastado en la educación de jóvenes indígenas es un tercio de lo que gasta en otros jóvenes. Su tasa de suicidio es cinco veces mayor que la de las/os jóvenes no indígenas.Este es el resultado de opresión sistemática a lo largo de los últimos 150 años. (“Inquietante Canadá: Una alerta Nacional” de Arthur Manuel y Gran Jefe Ronald M. Derrickson, 2015)Las dos herramientas más poderosas en el arsenal represivo de Canadá fueron la Ley India de 1876, que todavía está aunque modificada de forma sustancial en 1927 y 1951, y las escuelas residenciales, que fueron introducidas en virtud de la Ley India. Había alrededor de 80 escuelas en 1931; la última cerró en 1996.La Ley India define el estado de una mujer basada en la de su cónyuge. Si él no era un miembro de una Primera Nación, tampoco lo era ella. Si él pertenecía a una banda diferente (gobierno de la tribu) y murió, ella podría estar obligada a desplazarse fuera de la comunidad que había sido su hogar durante décadas. La ley creó “reservas” similares a las reservas de EUA, que limitaban severamente el derecho a la tierra de los indígenas, y a sus Primeras Naciones se les dio nombres europeos. La ley también limitó la salida de sus reservas sin el permiso del agente local indio.Las escuelas residenciales – a menudo la única educación ofrecida a las/os jóvenes indígenas – eran agentes flagrantes de genocidio cultural. Quitaban las/os niños a sus familias con el objetivo de asimilarlos a la cultura canadiense dominante. A lo largo de más de 100 años, un 30 por ciento de las/os niños indígenas, alrededor de 150.000 jóvenes, se ubicaron allí. Al menos 6.000 niñas/os murieron mientras asistían a estas escuelas. Además de los ataques contra su cultura, miles sufrieron abusos psicológicos y físicos.Las protestas, demandas e indignación por las escuelas crecieron tanto que el primer ministro Stephen Harper, un conservador de extrema derecha, ofreció una disculpa pública en nombre del gobierno de Canadá el 11 de junio de 2008. Un par de años antes, la corte más alta de Canadá había adjudicado un acuerdo de demanda colectiva por $2 mil millones a sobrevivientes de las escuelas.En 2010, el gobierno canadiense emitió un comunicado diciendo que seguiría los principios de la Declaración de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, aunque no la adoptaría oficialmente. Mientras Harper era todavía primer ministro, la lucha en torno a los derechos de las Primeras Naciones se intensificó.Este 10 de mayo, la Ministro de Asuntos Indígenas Carolyn Bennett, en representación del recién elegido gobierno liberal, se dirigió a la ONU y oficialmente anunció que Canadá había cambiado su política y adoptaría oficialmente la declaración.Oro vs. respeto por derechos de Primeras NacionesAlgunas luchas locales en el Yukon ilustran cómo las Primeras Naciones tratan de superar décadas de genocidio cultural y agresiones económicas contra su medio de vida y la ecología local.A pesar de que el Yukon era zona de una importante fiebre del oro al final del siglo 19, y terminó produciendo un estimado de 12,5 millones de onzas de oro, no tenía una sólida conexión vial con el resto de América del Norte hasta que el ejército EUA construyó una en respuesta a la invasión japonesa de Alaska durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.Todavía está aislada, con sólo 35.000 personas – 25 por ciento de ellas PN – en un área de terreno con una densidad de población de 0,2 habitantes por milla cuadrada. El Yukón es tan rural que el Colegio Yukon en la ciudad más grande, Whitehorse, necesita cercas alrededor de los cubos de basura para protegerlos de los osos. Guardias de seguridad acompañan a las/os estudiantes a sus autos por la noche para protegerles de los coyotes.Hay 14 Primeras Naciones en el Yukón. El centro comunitario PN en Whitehorse cuenta con un laboratorio de idiomas bastante grande y moderno. Un número de PN ofrece clases de cocina y habilidades tradicionales tales como caza y su preparación, pesca y preparación de alimentos para las/os estudiantes mayores en la escuela primaria y secundaria.En Dawson, sede de la PN Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, escuelas locales enseñan el idioma Hän tanto a la Primera Nación como a estudiantes canadienses desde jardín de infantes hasta la secundaria.Entre 80 y 90 pequeñas operaciones mineras activas de oro y otros minerales existen en arroyos y ríos del Yukón, ya que no requieren gran cantidad de capital para montar. Equipos de movimiento de tierra y unos cedazos simples en general hacen el trabajo.La mayoría son operaciones de versiones anteriores, después de haber sido trabajadas por un número de años, pero todavía hay exploración. Recientemente, dos buscadores levantaron un poco de capital y pidieron 45 concesiones mineras en Judas Creek, un área cerca de Carcross y Marsh Lake en el sur de Yukón. Es en el territorio tradicional de las PN Kwanlin Dun y Carcross/Tagish, cerca del asentamiento Kwanlin Dun.La Junta de Evaluación Ambiental y Socio-económica de Yukón no aprobó la solicitud, ya que habría tenido un efecto adverso sobre el rebaño de caribúes en Carcross, un recurso que las PN comenzaron a utilizar hace cientos de años. (Yukon News, 13 de mayo)Lawrence Ignace, director de herencia, tierras y recursos naturales para la PN Carcross/Tagish, escribió, “Si esta solicitud es aprobada para proceder en su totalidad o en parte, la [PN] tomará las medidas necesarias para detener el proyecto”. La reciente aceptación de la declaración de la ONU sobre los Derechos indígenas de Canadá da a Carcross/Tagish un caso legal fuerte.Las poblaciones indígenas en Canadá quieren y necesitan desarrollo económico, pero dicen que tiene que ser humano y respetar su economía tradicional y la ecología. Han conservado su identidad después de cientos de años de opresión, ya que han librado obstinada y eficaz resistencia, aunque a un alto costo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fidel Castro, ¡presente!

first_imgTo Comrade Raúl CastroCentral CommitteeCommunist Party of CubaHavana, CubaDear Comrades:Our hearts go out to the Cuban people and all those who loved Fidel Castro. He changed history in a thousand different ways, all to benefit the many millions who have suffered starvation and abuse under colonialism and imperialism.His enormous confidence in the struggling masses and their ultimate victory — expressed in his heroic speech to Batista’s court, “History Will Absolve Me” — inflamed young fighters for justice in Cuba and all over the world, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa, Asia and the U.S. itself.He armed the Cuban people with internationalism, solidarity, unity and an iron will to defend their independence and sovereignty. So when Africa called, Cuba answered and helped defeat the scourge of apartheid.Fidel stormed the fortresses of the brutal servants of the empire at a time in history when U.S. imperialism was riding high. The plutocrats were outraged when he offered new hope for a socialist future just as they were gloating over the anticipated victory of capitalism in the vicious Cold War.Who can forget Fidel’s defiance at the Bay of Pigs, his great energy concentrated on winning both the military and political battles? It was on April 16, 1961, while U.S. mercenaries were invading Cuba and Fidel was leading the counterattack, that he said for the first time, “The Yankee imperialists cannot forgive us for having made a socialist revolution under their very noses.” The die was cast. Cuba would never go back to capitalist slavery.Who can forget his ringing speeches to the Cuban people? He meticulously went over the concrete lessons of each new revolutionary initiative and demolished the lies of the parasites, those who had treated the island as nothing but a source of cheap labor and entertainment for the rich. He always spoke truth to power.And he had such rapport with his audiences! So many shouted-out replies to his questions, so much honest laughter at his well-aimed jokes. He spoke for and listened to the people to a degree few leaders ever achieve.Fidel had a long and glorious life. We knew his body could not survive forever. But he truly lives on in the hearts and brains of hundreds of millions of people. We mourn his loss today, but we will invoke his name tomorrow and for future generations as we continue to fight for a socialist system to undo the terrible damage capitalism has inflicted on the workers and oppressed and on our entire planet.Larry Holmes, First SecretaryNational CommitteeWorkers World Party, USAFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more