The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

This is the FTSE sector I’m most bullish on after the stock market crash

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 27th April, 2020 This is the FTSE sector I’m most bullish on after the stock market crash Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Online shopping. One thing we’re doing a lot more of right now is online shopping. Whether buying groceries or sweatpants, we’re turning to the internet for shopping. Video gaming. Due to social distancing measures, this is a dominant source of entertainment for many people right now. 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. Enter Your Email Address Remote working. With the world in lockdown, many of us are working from home. This is increasing demand for cloud technology as well as communication and collaboration solutions. Massive growth potentialThis could be just the beginning of the growth story though. As my colleague Malcolm Wheatley said recently, a sustained period of lockdown is likely to “leave a lasting impression on both business behaviour and consumer behaviour.” In other words, Covid-19 could potentially turbo-charge the digital revolution.Research certainly suggests that the outlook for this FTSE sector is favourable.For example, just look at the forecasts for online shopping sales. Today, worldwide online retail sales amount to around $4.2trn. Yet with more and more people accessing the internet, and advances in technology making it easier to shop online, analysts expect sales to soar to a staggering $6.5trn by 2023.Source: StatistaSimilarly, the cybersecurity market is predicted to keep booming. In an increasingly digital world, cybercrime is becoming more and more of a problem.Source: StatistaHow to invest in FTSE tech stocksIf you’re a UK investor, the thing to understand is that there are not many tech stocks within the FTSE 100 index. There is a handful, including the likes of Experian, Sage, Aveva, and Ocado, but overall, the FTSE 100 is underweight in this area.Don’t worry though. There are plenty of high-growth tech stocks listed outside the FTSE 100. For example, in the FTSE 250, there’s Softcat and Computacenter, which both help businesses with technology solutions. There’s also cybersecurity specialist Avast.In the FTSE AIM 100, there are a number of exciting tech stocks. A few of my favourites include digital identification specialist GB Group, video game specialist Keywords Studios, digital marketing company dotDigital. I also like online retailers ASOS and Boohoo.There are plenty more exciting tech companies I could name. Do your research, and I think you could potentially see some big profits in the years ahead. 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 In recent years, there’s been one sector of the FTSE, in particular, that I’ve been overly bullish on. Many companies in this sector have been growing at a prolific rate and generating super returns for investors in the process.After the recent stock market crash, I’m now even more bullish on this sector. In my opinion, the disruption the world has experienced recently due to Covid-19 could speed up the adoption of products and services offered by companies that operate in this sector. This could potentially power returns for investors for years to come.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…This FTSE sector is boomingThe sector of the FTSE I’m talking about, of course, is technology. As the world has been forced to go into shutdown mode in the last few months, it’s tech companies that have really shone. Just look at some of the areas of technology that are booming in the wake of the coronavirus: 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon owns shares in Sage, Softcat, Keywords Studios, dotDigital, ASOS, Boohoo, and GB Group. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended ASOS. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group, dotDigital Group, Experian, Keywords Studios, Sage Group, and Softcat. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cybersecurity. With so many people working from home (and often using their own computers and laptops), cybercrime is on the rise. This is boosting demand for cybersecurity solutions. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Stock market rally: I’d listen to Warren Buffett during the new bull market

first_img Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Sunday, 10th January, 2021 Image source: The Motley Fool Warren Buffett has a long track record of outperforming the stock market. A key part of his strategy is using the market’s boom/bust cycle to his advantage. This allows him to buy high-quality companies when they trade at low prices, and to avoid them when they trade on less attractive valuations.Given the recent stock market rally in the new bull market, Buffett’s advice could be extremely useful to long-term investors. It may help them to unearth the best risk/reward opportunities that provide superior growth compared to the stock market over the coming years.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…Warren Buffett’s value investing strategyWarren Buffett’s investment strategy is relatively simple. He seeks to purchase high-quality companies when they trade at low prices. Clearly, determining the quality of a business is very subjective. For Buffett, this entails a company with a wide economic moat, or competitive advantage, over its rivals. For example, this may include a unique product, a low cost base or a high degree of customer loyalty that can produce higher margins and profitability over the long run.Buying high-quality companies at low prices often means there are threats to their short-term performance. For example, they may be experiencing challenging operating conditions that are causing their financial performance to disappoint. Many FTSE 350 shares currently fall into this category, with the coronavirus pandemic causing disruption across a wide variety of sectors.As such, there may be buying opportunities for investors following a similar strategy to that of Warren Buffett. Such companies may fail to outperform the stock market in the short run, but could offer long-term reward prospects due to their solid market positions and low share prices.Preparing for the next stock market crashWarren Buffett’s investment plan also means avoiding overvalued businesses. At the present time, there are also many of those in existence across the UK stock market. A number of UK shares have become extremely popular among investors in the current bull market. The recent stock market rally has pushed some of them to very high prices that may overvalue their long-term financial prospects.Avoiding such stocks could be a profitable move. Although they may currently be popular among investors, they could lack a wide margin of safety that ultimately limits their capacity to provide above-average capital returns in the long run.Holding cashFurthermore, Warren Buffett holds a large amount of cash at all times. This enables him to capitalise on future buying opportunities that could be on offer as the stock market’s boom/bust cycle continues.Although it is extremely difficult to predict when the next stock market crash will occur, the past performance of the FTSE 350 shows that it is never far away. As such, now could be the right time to hold some cash in preparation for even more attractive buying opportunities once the current bull market comes to an end. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens 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! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Stock market rally: I’d listen to Warren Buffett during the new bull market 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. 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Amy Cokayne balances military career with rugby

first_imgRAF and England hooker Amy Cokayne discusses her dual ambitions on and off the pitch LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Amy Cokayne balances military career with rugbyThe Cokayne family have a rather unusual Christmas tradition. Before the big meal, dad Ian takes on his children Thomas and Amy in a bench-press competition. “It makes you feel like you’ve earned Christmas dinner,” England hooker Amy Cokayne says. “We’re an extremely competitive family – it comes from my dad.”That competitive side is what saw Cokayne first pick up a rugby ball. She wanted to do any sport that Thomas did, so when he started playing rugby she followed, continuing her progress when the family moved to New Zealand with her father’s work.The combativeness has served her well for she made her England debut as a teenager – quite a feat when playing in the front row – and by the end of last year’s Six Nations had played in 40 consecutive Tests.The 22-year-old has followed another family tradition by joining the military. Her grandfather was in the Army, her dad was in the Army then commissioned into the Royal Air Force (RAF), and her brother is also in the Army. Having previously been in the RAF Reserves, Cokayne graduated as a pilot officer in December after seven months of training at RAF Cranwell. Don’t be confused by the ‘pilot’ title; she doesn’t fly planes, it’s simply the first officer rank in the RAF.Training day: Amy Cokayne on an RAF exercise (Paul Saxby/Uk MoD Crown)The Cokaynes’ competitive streak comes out again when she talks about being commissioned into the RAF. “My brother has to salute me!” she laughs. “I doubt we’ll ever be in that situation – we’d both have to be in full uniform to salute – but it would be funny.”There’s the obvious family connection, but what is it about a career in the military that appeals to Cokayne? “I’ve always been around it. Then when I was at uni, I met more people involved. I played for Lichfield and there were quite a few Air Force girls there. The RAF came up in conversation a lot and it’s a good career, quite an exciting job. I wouldn’t like to be stuck at a desk, working in an office nine to five. I wanted to play rugby but still have a good career, and the RAF support that. It’s the best of both worlds.”That is true in 2019, but last year Cokayne didn’t play a rugby match between Wasps’ Tyrrells Premier 15s semi-final defeat by Harlequins in April and the league game against Worcester on 16 December. She needed to fully commit to her officer training, so rugby took a backseat in the second half of the year – and she believes that has revived her passion for the game.“Ever since my mid-teens I hadn’t had a break from rugby, so it wasn’t really a hard decision,” she says. “After the disappointment of the World Cup (England lost in the 2017 final to New Zealand) and the move from Lichfield to Wasps, a break was the best thing for me.Uniform day: Amy Cokayne during her graduation ceremony at RAF College Cranwell(Gordy Elias)“For the first couple of months I didn’t miss rugby at all. I did a few pre-season sessions and passed the ball about a bit now and then, but we didn’t always get weekends off and I couldn’t go to training, so I decided not to focus on rugby.“Then when I watched the autumn Internationals I was ready to get back to it.”This year it’s about balancing the two: rugby and her military career. She’s swapped RAF Cranwell for Brize Norton, where she has started her training to join the RAF Police. This time, though, she will be playing rugby alongside her training and has been part of England’s Six Nations campaign. Double time: Amy Cokayne is in the RAF and plays rugby for England (Getty Images) center_img While England have introduced full-time contracts, Cokayne doesn’t have one. It’s not that she doesn’t merit it, but at this time the goal is to complete all her RAF training. She is in the Elite Player Squad but employed by the RAF.“My rugby boss, Nicky Ponsford, sat down with my RAF adviser and what they came up with is the best of both. I need to get through my RAF training but they will give me as much time off as I need for rugby.“It’s good. When we were contracted before (in 2017), it’s easy to get sucked into a rugby bubble. It’s good to have the difference of doing something else in your life; you stay fresh because you’re not constantly thinking about rugby.”Still, once this block of training is complete, Cokayne hopes she can focus on rugby full-time by getting elite athlete status from the RAF, particularly with the 2021 World Cup on the horizon.In the clear: Amy Cokayne makes a break against Ireland (Getty Images)She’s keen to take skills she’s learnt in the military and employ them in rugby too. The training might be different – one RAF exercise involved walking for 18 hours a day for a week, which is a jarring contrast to an 80-minute rugby match – but there are crossover areas.“The main one is leadership. We talk in the RAF about the task, the team and the individual, and the best way to balance those three. In rugby and the military, the task is the primary goal and if we get the individual working to their best, the team works best together. It’s about making sure we look after people.”One thing Cokayne hasn’t improved is her tidiness. Yes, she’ll keep things in order when with the RAF, but she’s pretty untidy elsewhere – as her England team-mates know.“I’m the messiest person ever, even my mum says so. She thought I’d go off to training and return as an OCD neat freak, but I’m as messy as ever. With England I room with Justine (Lucas) and she’s not tidy either. Other girls say, ‘How can you live like this?!’”It’s somewhat fitting that she’s residing in the Officers’ Mess at Brize Norton! This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Massive try saving hit by Israel’s Yonatan Kaplan vs Gibraltar

first_imgTuesday Feb 25, 2014 Massive try saving hit by Israel’s Yonatan Kaplan vs Gibraltar On Saturday Gibraltar hosted Israel in what was only their third ever Test match, held at Victoria Stadium. The underdogs achieved an impressive 25-12 victory, but felt the might of the 49th ranked side in the first half with this thundering try saving tackle. Israel, who play in division 2B of the European Nations Cup, were reportedly treating this as a warm-up game and clearly didn’t expect Gibraltar to offer much resistance. The hosts played their first Test in 2011, and are currently battling for FIRA/AER (European Rugby Federation) recognition.They surprised everyone with the win, and it’ll go a long way towards building rugby in the region.A packed stadium were on hand to witness the victory, and seemed to enjoy this huge tackle too, even if it was on one of their own players, centre Adrian Thomas. Flyhalf Harvey Armstrong made a great break with a dummy and offload, putting Thomas through the gap as he broke the tackle. A try looked certain, but big number eight Yonatan Kaplan came out of nowhere to make a massive covering hit.Thomas seemed to jump into it slightly, which no doubt made it more spectacular as he was flung onto his back and slammed to the turf, right in front of referee Julian Bevan of Wales.Mr Bevan felt that the tackle was okay, and reportedly viewed Kaplan’s tackle as having been legal due to an attempt to grasp the player with both arms (even if it did look like a clothesline).To his credit, Thomas presented the ball nicely and his team continued to attack. The Gibraltar union have since told us that they have no complaints about the tackle.View an animated gif of the tackle on page two of this post. Note: We realise the quality of both the image up top and the video is poor. If we get better we’ll replace asap. credit to Rockstream.tv ADVERTISEMENTAbove is an animated gif (looping graphic) of the tackle for your viewing pleasure. There’s no sound on this but there’s something about it that is a bit like a carcrash, in more ways than one.Thanks to snedds (@captainsneddon) Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Bracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

first_img Houses Brodie Builders ArchDaily General Contractor: Interior Designer: Bracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus Architecture CopyHouses•Austin, United States Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMatt Fajkus ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinIcebergUnited StatesPublished on March 21, 2020Cite: “Bracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus Architecture ” 21 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?美国空间住宅 / Matt Fajkus Architecture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 Bracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus Architecture Photographs:  Charles Davis Smith, Spaces & Faces Photography Year:  Save this picture!© Charles Davis Smith+ 30Curated by Julio Effa Sharecenter_img Architects: Matt Fajkus Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects United States Joel Mozersky Design “COPY” Open Envelope Studio Photographs 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798916/bracketed-space-house-matt-fajkus-architecture Clipboard Landscape Designer: Design Team:Matt Fajkus, David Birt, Travis Cook, Jayson KabalaProject Manager:Travis Cook, Jayson KabalaCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaces & Faces PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Incorporating the site’s dynamic landscape into the daily life of its residents, the Bracketed Space House is designed as a meaningfully-framed procession through the property with nuanced natural lighting throughout. A continuous and jogging retaining wall from outside to inside embeds the structure below natural grade at the front with flush transitions at its rear facade. All indoor spaces open up to a courtyard which terraces down to the tree canopy, creating a readily visible and occupiable transitional space between man-made and nature.Save this picture!© Charles Davis SmithSave this picture!Site + Main LevelSave this picture!© Charles Davis SmithThe courtyard scheme is simplified by the common and private wings – connected by a glass dining “bridge.” This transparent volume also visually connects the front yard to the courtyard, clearing for the prospect view, while maintaining a subdued street presence. The staircase acts as a vertical “knuckle,” mediating shifting wing angles while contrasting the predominant horizontality of the house.Save this picture!© Charles Davis SmithOriginally published on November 08, 2016Project gallerySee allShow lessKAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSelected ProjectsPanamby Apartment / LCAC ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798916/bracketed-space-house-matt-fajkus-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

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Western, colonizing rulers imposed anti-gay laws throughout the world

first_imgThis lightly edited article was originally published in 2007 as Part 112 in Feinberg’s “Lavender & Red” series on LGBTQ issues and communism. Feinberg’s analysis continues to be timely. It explains why, for instance, in former British protectorate Brunei, “homosexual sex” was recently made punishable with death by stoning. In contrast, in India, once a British colony, a broad coalition of women, trans people, LGBTQ people, Muslims, Dalit people, union members and other workers marched against the country’s current right-wing government.Wherever class-divided societies overturned matrilineal
 communal groupings, laws began to punish sexualities, gender
 expressions and bodies that did not fit the new patriarchal family
 models. The status of women, who had played a pivotal role in 
preclass societies where the blood line was traced through
 females, not males, was degraded with the ascendancy of patriarchal class rule.The ruling class mandated adherence to a father-dominated family unit, rather than the ancient mother-right gens, because it assured the transmission of wealth to male heirs.As ruling classes grew stronger and expanded their territories by overthrowing neighboring communal societies by force of arms, they violently enforced their legal codes and social order on militarily conquered peoples.European ruling classes also exported and enforced laws against same-sex love all over the world as they established their colonial empires. European colonialism used Inquisition terror to enforce these laws against same-sex love and sex/gender variance everywhere. This violent legal restructuring of Indigenous societies — which affected economic organization, kinship, family/community organization, sexualities, gender and sex roles — served enslavement, exploitation, oppression and profit.Indigenous societies under siege were diverse. For instance, the Gay American Indians History Project, first published in the germinal 1988 book “Living the Spirit,” lists 135 Indigenous peoples on the North American continent who made room for many more sex/gender roles than the European nations did.Midnight Sun (Anishnabe) provides a historical materialist view of sex/gender systems in these varied Indigenous societies in one of the book’s essays. Entitled “Sex/Gender Systems in Native North America,” it explains: “Social, and specifically sexual, life is embedded in the economic organization of society — an organization that gives rise to a variety of cultural forms. The cultural construction of gender and sexuality must be seen in terms of the sexual division of labor, subsistence patterns, social relations, and male-female relations. Within this context, ideology is not an arbitrary, discrete force — rather, it serves to reproduce and perpetuate social forms, behaviors, and individuals suitable to a particular mode of production.”The roots of Abu-GhraibEuropean colonialism exported its domestic, counterrevolutionary Inquisition around the world, starting with Portuguese expansionism around 1500 C.E. The early epoch of direct colonial rule reached its zenith more than three centuries later with British domination of India in 1857.Queer Heritage reports that in 1551, “Portuguese missionary Father Pero Correia, writing from Brazil, asserts that same-sex eroticism among Indigenous women is quite common, in fact as widespread as in Africa, where he was previously stationed. Native Brazilian women, he observes, carry weapons and even form same-sex marriages.”In 1646, Portuguese colonial overlords expanded their laws against same-sexuality to include females, as well as males. The sentence was being burned alive at the stake.Max Mejía [a founding member of the Grupo Lambda de Liberación Homosexual in Mexico City in 1978] writes that with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the Western Hemisphere, “An absolutist discourse enveloped homosexuality in the concepts of ‘infamous sin,’ ‘sin against nature,’ corruption of the soul and alliance with the devil. They punished the practice without distinctions, among both lay people and clerics.”“Furthermore,” Mejía concludes, “the conquerors treated ‘sodomy’ as a special Indian sin and hunted it down and punished it as such on a grand scale. They orchestrated crusades like the Holy Inquisition, which began burning ‘sodomites’ at the stake as a special occasion, as in the memorable auto-da-fé of San Lázaro in Mexico City.”During Vasco Núñez de Balboa’s colonial expedition across Panama he “saw men dressed like women; Balboa learnt that they were sodomites and threw the king and 40 others to be eaten by his dogs, a fine action of an honorable and Catholic Spaniard.” The Spanish colonial authorities in Cuba castrated those they considered “sodomites.” When the Spaniards invaded the Antilles and Louisiana, “[T]hey found men dressed as women who were respected by their societies. Thinking they were hermaphrodites, or homosexuals, they slew them.”Wealthy Dutch merchants imposed pre-Napoleonic Roman-Dutch common law, which criminalized “sodomy” and “unnatural sex offenses,” from Indonesia to South Africa. The colonial legislation that the Dutch merchants brought with them to the Cape of Africa in the 17th century still forms the basis of laws in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.Sun never set on British anti-sodomy lawsThe British imposed on the people of Ireland a 1634 law that made same-sex relations between males punishable by death. Later, the 1885 British Labouchère Amendment was the law under which feminine homosexual writer Oscar Wilde was sentenced to hard labor.Laws criminalizing same-sex relations in India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei all have the same name — “Article 377” — because the same colonial power wrote the law: Britain. The colonial-drafted legislation is misleadingly named the “Indian Penal Code.” Hindu law had not punished consensual sexual relations.Historian Douglas Sanders explains: “Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code of 1860 made ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’ an offence.”The British imposed this legislation in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang and Malacca in 1872. By the late 19th century, Britain also enforced the law in Hong Kong, Fiji, the Malay Peninsula and Burma.Korea Herald journalist Benjamin Jhoty quotes Utopia-asia.com, which offers information about the same-sexuality scene in Asia: “Asia has rich and unique homosexual traditions almost everywhere you look. The true enemy of homosexuality in places like Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are antique colonial laws and homophobic non-Asian religions that bully citizens with skewed views of the natural world.”Historian Sanders notes, “This provision, or something very close to it, is presently in force in all former British colonies in Asia with the exception of Hong Kong.” He adds: “Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Papua New Guinea have the key wording from 377, but different article numbers. Parallel wording appears in the criminal laws of many of the former colonies in Africa.”Historians Kevin Botha and Edwin Cameron write, “The systems of law the colonial powers (both Dutch and later English) introduced significantly influenced the customary law of the African communities they subjugated.”The British “Queensland Penal Code” of 1899 was “adopted in Northern Nigeria in the 19th century, later becoming the basis for a uniform federal code in Nigeria in 1916. The Indian Penal Code had been used in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, but those laws were later replaced by drafts based on the Nigerian criminal code. Sudan used the Indian Penal Code. In 1960 Northern Nigeria enacted a separate criminal code, based on the Sudan code.”Similar laws were forced on “British” Honduras (today Belize), Jamaica, Anguilla, the “British” Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Bahamas, Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and St. Lucia.The British also imposed anti-“sodomy” legislation on Canada in 1892, New Zealand a year later, and Australia in 1788 and again in 1899.Capital offense in colonized North AmericaCivil liberties historian Tom Head explained: “As Spanish, French, Dutch and English colonists began to settle North America during the 17th century, they brought with them a catalog of highly specific laws proscribing various sexual acts. The purpose of all these laws was to enforce monogamous, same-race, heterosexual marriage as a mandatory institution, and to punish any and all sexual activity outside of that institution.”The earliest anti-“sodomy” legislation was passed in the Virginia Colony on May 24, 1610, and soon spread to all the colonies, and later to all U.S. states.Historian John D’Emilio wrote: “In every colony, sodomy was a capital offense — at least five men were executed during this era — and other homosexual acts, from ‘sodomitical practices’ to lewdness between women, were punished with whippings and fines.“After the American Revolution, although the states reformed their criminal codes in the spirit of Enlightenment philosophy, revision of the sodomy statutes and the ‘crimes against nature’ laws came very slowly; North Carolina did not eliminate capital punishment [for sodomy] until 1869.“Thomas Jefferson proposed that death be replaced by castration. Moreover, as time went on, legislatures and courts broadened the statutes to include a wider range of acts, such as oral sex between men and sexual activity between women,” D’Emilio concluded.In the U.S., anti-homosexual and anti-miscegenation laws were also a weapon of state repression against African and Indigenous peoples, who became internal colonies. In 1898, U.S. imperialists also brutally enforced these laws in countries they subjugated militarily.After seizing Puerto Rico as a colony in 1898, the U.S. imposed a law against same-sex love on the island that was a carbon copy of the California state legal language. And in 1938, in a Cuba under U.S. domination, an [anti-gay] “Public Ostentation Law” was enacted.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fears over ‘Covid surge’ in Buncrana

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Fears over ‘Covid surge’ in Buncrana Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Previous articleInvestigation continuing into burglary in west DonegalNext articleGardai renew appeal over fatal crash in south Donegal News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Serious concern has been raised over what’s been described as a surge in Covid-19 cases in south Inishowen. The spike is said to be affecting a younger cohort of people between the age of 18-25.Anecdotal evidence has suggested that people are not presenting for testing or isolating if they are close contacts.The situation has led to big fears locally for St. Patrick’s Day and people potentially going against public health regulations and in turn the virus spreading further.The issue was raised on today’s Nine til Noon Show.GP in Buncrana Dr. Paul Grant is warning people locally that this is an extremely transmissible disease and is urging people to go back to basics as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/gpbuncrana10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Inspector Shaun Grant says Gardai have already fined a some people in the area for flouting the guidelines and they will continue to take action on the matter:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/grant10am-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 16, 2021 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Stitches in time

first_img The four other heads around the frame nodded in agreement.The Mt. Moriah Monday Quilters are old hands at practicing their art and the fun work they do has a dual purpose.“We all enjoy quilting. It’s relaxing and we enjoy the fellowship of one another,” Mitchell said. “But we also quilt to earn money for projects here at the church. The fellowship hall has recently been completed and we contributed to that by doing quilting for others.”The quilters don’t do quilt tops they just quilt them.“We’ve quilted for people from many different places and even outside the state,” Teanie Walker said. “We’ll quilt for anybody.”The ladies think their fees are more than reasonable, given the time and work involved in doing a quilt.For a twin quilt, they get $100, a full size quilt is $125, a queen is $150 and a king is $175. There is a fee of $20-$25 for hemming the quilt.The ladies admitted that they could charge a little more but they don’t think that would be fair, given the fun they have around the frame.“When I get a needle in my hand, that’s all I need,” Horn said. “I’d rather quilt than eat. We don’t stop quilting unless we break out singing. We’d go on to Nashville except we don’t have time to travel.”The ladies laughed at the thought of them on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. They all realize that their talents are best spent right there at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.The money they raise quilting and with other projects, such as the upcoming Christmas Bazaar and their two cookbooks helps make improvements in the church building and in the programs offered to the members and friends of the church.The fellowship hall is a great addition to the church and it was a much needed one.“We can have all kinds of activities there,” Windham said. “It has Sunday school rooms and a nice kitchen and dining area. We’re really putting it to good use.”The sanctuary has also received a facelift and the baby grand piano makes heavenly music at the hands of a talented pianist.“The money we made from the sale of our cookbook, from our quilts and from donations made it possible for us to pay for the piano in 90 days,” Windham said. “Our first cookbook, ‘Taste of Heaven’ was published in 2004 and our second one, ‘Heavenly Delight’ in 2008. The cookbooks are very popular. We’ve sold cookbooks to people in California, Michigan, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Florida and, of course all around Alabama.”Why people from other places want a cookbook filled with recipes from South Alabama is no mystery to the quilting ladies.Most of them have lived other places and know that there is something special about Alabama.The recipes are all tried and true favorites of the membership of Mt. Moriah and they are foods that people anywhere can cook and enjoy. There’s no 100 percent guarantee that many of the recipes will become family favorites of those who buy the cookbooks but a 99.44 percent guarantee would not be unrealistic.“Several, actually most of us, have lived away and we’ve come back home because we love home and we love our church,” Mitchell said. “I’ve lived in California and, as great a place as it is, I’m glad to be home.”Heads all around the quilting frame nodded in agreement.“I’m glad to be home from Oklahoma,” Walker said.“And, oh, me from Florida,” Ellene Keller said. “I love this place and l love being with these ladies on Mondays. I look forward to it all week long.”“I’d sure rather be here than in Texas. If I go anywhere else, it will be to Nashville,” Horn said, laughing.She and Keller broke into song “or something.”“Don’t think we’ve got to worry about them leaving,” the ladies said laughing and covering their ears.Mallett has been away for a while visiting her daughter in Atlanta and Martha and Judy Windham are from Troy but now have deep roots in the Mt. Moriah community.There’s a sense of strong friendship among the ladies. After all, many of them share a past. And that past includes doing just what they are doing now, working on projects to raise money for the church and its programs.“Remember back when we were in high school and Cliff Mathews was the preacher,” Horn said. “He planted a cotton patch and we had to pick cotton to raise money for the church.”“We had a garden, too,” Mitchell said.“And, remember when he baptized us in that old snake-infested cement baptismal pool down there in the woods,” Horn said.“It wasn’t cement. It had wood sides and they had killed snakes in there right before we got baptized,” Walker said. “I think the pool’s still there.”“Sure nuff?” the others asked.They all laughed and the talking began to gush like a “busted” water hydrant.“We don’t want to be perceived as a begging church,” Mitchell said. “We want to give something in return and that’s why we quilt and why we publish cookbooks and have Christmas bazaars. And, it’s not just those of us who are here today. Gerri Lowery, Sarah Branson, Barbara Harris, Margaret McQuagge, Mary Grissett, Carolyn Linzey, Mildred Linzey, Carla Johnson, Joanne Moser and Mamie Carswell are all part of our group. We’re all in this together.”“But not all of us are going to Nashville…”From behind the closed door the laughter of friends who love the Lord and want to serve Him could be heard loud and clear. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Book Nook to reopen There’s no name for the group of quilters that gather every Monday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.In fact, the ladies have never even thought about a name for themselves. But if they did have a name it might be something like “Fast Fingers, Loose Lips” and that would be rather descriptive of the group.How their fingers fly and there’s a whole lot more talking going on than there is listening. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Stitches in time A couple of the ladies take their places on the perimeter of the quilting frame. Judy Windham and Jerry Mallett are experts at embroidery and get started with their needlework as the other ladies take their places around the quilting frame. The work is the same, no matter which side of the frame they choose.The ladies’ quilting skills are evident in the work they do – tiny, uniform stitches and the ease with which they are made.The piece top design they were quilting Monday was Grandma’s Flower Garden and the pattern required many more stitches than most other quilts.“But when we get through, it will be a really nice quilt,” said Mary Mitchell. “You won’t find many quilts with as many stitches as this one requires.” Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2009 Latest Stories “We do like to talk,” said Mabel Horn. “We like to quilt and we like to talk and we can do both at the same time. And, if we don’t know the truth, we’ll make up a fib and tell it.”The ladies laughed and shook their head. “Mabel’s a real character.”To a one, the quilters are dedicated to the work of the Lord and their faith is unwavering. So once a week, they turn their hands to work for the Glory of God. 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