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Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) Q12018 Presentation

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first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

Libor: Another way banks steal

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first_imgIt doesn’t sound malevolent. Libor — the London interbank offered rate — is presented as a series of interest rates, which banks use to make unsecured loans to other banks. The use of Libor began in the early 1960s.Every day, representatives of the world’s biggest banks — the ones that are considered “too big to fail” — meet in London and set the Libor for the next day, week, month and year. It is posted daily. It’s set for 10 different currencies, including the dollar, euro, pound and yen. The rate can be found on the internet or can be obtained through email from a variety of services.What makes the Libor important is that it is used as a benchmark for interest rates around the world. Some $10 trillion of variable rate mortgages and $350 trillion or so of derivatives are pegged to the Libor. It’s also used as a benchmark for credit card interest rates.British regulators — who have built a case against Barclays Bank and fined it $450 million for manipulating the Libor — say that as much as $500 trillion of financial instruments are pegged to the Libor.What the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission established was that Barclays, starting in 2005, manipulated the Libor to improve the bank’s profitability. Since Libor is set by the banks themselves, it was and still is easy for them to manipulate how the rate is set. Regulators paid it no mind until currencies like the euro were stressed.The CFTC and its British equivalent were so incensed about what Barclays did and how it ripped off other, smaller banks, financial institutions and governments that they forced the resignation of Barclays’ top two executives.The Libor demonstrates the immense influence and control the “too-big-to-fail” banks have over the world economy. However, the CFTC and its British and European counterparts will never reveal how the Libor has led to millions of foreclosures and bankruptcies worldwide. Untold numbers of working and poor people have been harmed by the exorbitant interest rates on mortgages and credit, which were manipulated by the Libor.This atrocious theft by the big banks is an intrinsic part of global capitalism. Only socialism can put an end to it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Communists oppose war, organize resistance and fight for revolution

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first_imgTalk given at WWP conference by Caleb Maupin.I’m proud to know that, a generation ago, many of the people in this room weren’t blindly waving the flag and saying “my country right or wrong” as the government slaughtered thousands of innocent people in Vietnam. I’m even prouder that, unlike many people who were active in the 1960s and 1970s, they never stopped marching and fighting back. They kept with the revolutionary struggle, even in the difficult periods of right-wing reaction, and that is very admirable.The ruling class of this country would like you to think that we communists are violent. Well, we know who the bomb throwers are. They are the people who send the drones. It is they who killed millions of people in Vietnam and Korea. It is the biggest military in the world, and it is always plotting another war, whether in Iran, Syria or elsewhere.It is we, the communists, who oppose these wars and organize resistance. Members of our party were protesting with hundreds of Syrian Americans in front of the White House as Obama was threatening to bomb Syria.We don’t advocate adventurism or individual acts of violence. We know that the revolution that is needed in this country is going to involve millions of people in motion.But one thing we are always very clear about is that we support oppressed people defending themselves.When the Black Panther Party patrolled the streets of Oakland, “picking up the gun” and following the racist cops around, this was revolutionary self-defense. The Black Panther Party was one of the most important developments in the class struggle in the history of this country. It organized breakfast programs and classes teaching revolutionary politics to the youth.The Black Panther Party was ruthlessly suppressed. Fred Hampton, Mark Clark and Bobby Hutton, as well as countless others, were killed.While the U.S. government was hunting down and killing leaders of the Panthers, there was one country that welcomed the Black Panthers with a big parade and called them heroes. That was the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.The Korean people have suffered from colonialism and oppression for too long. In the southern half of the country, the U.S. has propped up military dictators like Park Chung Hee and Syngman Rhee. Today in south Korea, there is a young man serving years in prison. His crime? He made pro-DPRK statements on his Twitter page.That’s the “democracy” that the U.S. is propping up in south Korea, with thousands of troops. But the U.S. imperialists won’t be getting into north Korea any time soon.The Workers’ Party of Korea is dedicated to fighting for peaceful reunification, and to building socialism on the peninsula. In order to protect themselves, and keep the U.S. imperialists out, they have developed nuclear weapons, and we support their right to do so. Why? Because whenever workers and oppressed people are fighting back against imperialism, Workers World Party supports them.Not just another political partyThere is a whole generation of young people who are really suffering right now. “We can’t survive on $7.25!” isn’t just a good chant, it’s reality. There are millions of young people with nothing to look forward to but low wages, prisons, cops and unemployment.When I go out and sell Workers World newspaper, sometimes people are hostile. But they aren’t hostile because I’m a communist, or because I’m calling for a revolution. They say, “You’re talking about bills, laws and rallies, stuff like that. You sound like a politician.”Young people, like all working people, are hostile to politicians, because they have been betrayed so many times. Many were very hopeful when Obama took office, thinking things would get better. Many were saying “just wait until his second term.” Many here in New York City are extremely hopeful about Bill de Blasio, the newly elected mayor.If we want to win the youth, we need to make clear we aren’t just another political party.This system started with slave ships, and now there are 2.5 million people in prison. We aren’t going to waste our time trying to fix it. We seek to overturn and destroy this system.Contrary to what is being peddled on the campuses, and in the nonprofits and NGOs, a Marxist-Leninist vanguard party is not a group of elitists who think they are better than the people. Marxist-Leninist parties are made up of people who put the masses first, and their own needs last, who dedicate their lives to the cause of revolution, and aren’t happy unless they are in the struggle.The bosses have their blueprint, and it’s unfolding in front of us. It is low wages, mass unemployment and prisons.But we have our own blueprint, comrades. We have the work of Marx and Lenin. We have the lives of Harriet Tubman and Nat Turner. We have the legacy of Che Guevara.The fight ahead of us is not going to be an easy one. It’s going to be a long, hard fight. But when it’s all over, we are going to have a far better world. We are going to have jobs, equality and freedom for everybody. We are going to have a classless society.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Comic Con

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first_img Comic Con Pinterest Facebook Permian Basin Comic Con X logo By admin – March 15, 2018 Local News WhatsApp Previous articleSale helps out ministryNext articlePBAF meeting needs in Odessa admincenter_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Permian Basin Comic ConPermian Basin Comic Con X has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland. Twitterlast_img read more

Update: Foyle Bridge reopened

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous article23 people awaiting admission at LUHNext articleMEP believes Irish border issue must be resolved by summer News Highland By News Highland – April 18, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img The Foyle Bridge in Derry has reopened to city bound traffic after being closed for a number of hours this morning.At the time, police said the closure was due to an ongoing incident, the nature of which has not yet been clarified.Emergency services, including ambulances, were at the scene since shortly after 8 o’clock this morning. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Update: Foyle Bridge reopened DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Officers killed by train leave behind daughters 1 week before Christmas

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first_imgLPETTET/iStock(CHICAGO) — Two Chicago police officers who were chasing a suspected gunman when they were hit and killed by a train Monday have left behind wives and children just one week before Christmas.“For these two families, this holiday will never be the same,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters Tuesday.Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, survived by his wife and three daughters, joined the police department after working in an emergency room.“Eddie bettered the lives of any individual he came in contact with,” according to the family GoFundMe page. “His smile, jokes, and love for his friends and his girls at home will forever be missed.”Conrad Gary, 31, survived by his wife and daughter, was a veteran who “devoted this life to protecting others,” according to the family GoFundMe page. “He is loved by so many and will truly be missed.”Gary, who was on the force for 18 months, will be laid to rest on Friday.The funeral for Marmolejo, who was with the department for two years, will be held Saturday.Bodycam video from Monday showed Marmolejo and Gary get out of their patrol car, head up to the tracks and talk about where the armed suspect may have gone, police said, according to ABC Chicago station WLS-TV.One loud train approached, which may have masked the sound of a second train, police said, according to WLS. Then the camera went to black, WLS said.Suspect Edward Brown, 24, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and endangerment and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said Wednesday.Gary and Marmolejo’s deaths are the third and fourth for the Chicago Police Department this year.In November, Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in the neck while trying to protect employees and patients during a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital.In February, Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot and killed. Bauer, survived by his wife and daughter, had been sitting in his squad car when he heard a call over the radio and pursued a gunman on foot.The mayor on Tuesday urged Chicago residents to show the police department that it has “your support.”“When you think about Commander Bauer, officer Jimenez, you think now about Eduardo [and] Conrad,” Emanuel said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,LPETTET/iStock(CHICAGO) — Two Chicago police officers who were chasing a suspected gunman when they were hit and killed by a train Monday have left behind wives and children just one week before Christmas.“For these two families, this holiday will never be the same,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters Tuesday.Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, survived by his wife and three daughters, joined the police department after working in an emergency room.“Eddie bettered the lives of any individual he came in contact with,” according to the family GoFundMe page. “His smile, jokes, and love for his friends and his girls at home will forever be missed.”Conrad Gary, 31, survived by his wife and daughter, was a veteran who “devoted this life to protecting others,” according to the family GoFundMe page. “He is loved by so many and will truly be missed.”Gary, who was on the force for 18 months, will be laid to rest on Friday.The funeral for Marmolejo, who was with the department for two years, will be held Saturday.Bodycam video from Monday showed Marmolejo and Gary get out of their patrol car, head up to the tracks and talk about where the armed suspect may have gone, police said, according to ABC Chicago station WLS-TV.One loud train approached, which may have masked the sound of a second train, police said, according to WLS. Then the camera went to black, WLS said.Suspect Edward Brown, 24, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and endangerment and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said Wednesday.Gary and Marmolejo’s deaths are the third and fourth for the Chicago Police Department this year.In November, Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in the neck while trying to protect employees and patients during a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital.In February, Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot and killed. Bauer, survived by his wife and daughter, had been sitting in his squad car when he heard a call over the radio and pursued a gunman on foot.The mayor on Tuesday urged Chicago residents to show the police department that it has “your support.”“When you think about Commander Bauer, officer Jimenez, you think now about Eduardo [and] Conrad,” Emanuel said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Force bids to attract more women and ethnic groups

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first_imgWarwickshire Police Force has launched a recruitment drive aimed atincreasing its representation of ethnic minorities and women in the force. The six-week recruitment campaign, which began in June, aims to attract 102 policeofficers by the end of March 2002, compared with 92 last year. The aim of the recruitment drive is to boost representation of ethnicminorities and women in the force, explained Julie Middleton, the force’srecruitment manager. Warwickshire Police has established community focus groups consisting ofstudents and older people from ethnic minorities, to give the force a betterunderstanding for community concerns, explained Middleton. Warwickshire Police has also appointed a minority ethnic community liaisonofficer to explain the diversity of roles available to the community. Ethnic minorities account for 2.8 per cent of the force, which WarwickshirePolice plans to raise to 3.5 per cent by 2004. Women are also severelyunder-represented, accounting for 16 per cent of police officers, compared tothe national average of 25 per cent. Middleton said, “So far, we have received 30 applications from ethnicminorities and 84 applications from women. The aim of this recruitment drive isto get Warwickshire Police to be a preferred employer for these groups.” Warwickshire Police has appointed a female police officer to address theshortage of women in the force, by offering advice and coaching to femalerecruits. The force is also trying to tackle another barrier facing female recruits –a high number of women failing the fitness test. Middleton said, “We havedecided to run coaching sessions to help women get up to the right level offitness.” www.warwickshire.police.ukBy Karen Higginbottom Previous Article Next Article Force bids to attract more women and ethnic groupsOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Distribution of foraging by female Antarctic fur seals

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first_imgThe study examined the distribution of critical habitat for foraging by female Antarctic fur seals breeding at the island of South Georgia. Bathymetric features of the continental shelf around the island of South Georgia were an important indicator for the localisation of foraging. This pattern was consistent among years of different prey availability. Lactating females were constrained to forage mainly within 100 km of the location at which the offspring was being raised. When this constraint was removed at the end of lactation, females foraged to much greater ranges and dispersed to specific regions of the continental shelf east of Patagonia (>1000 km) and to the northern edge of the Antarctic pack ice (500 km). The empirical distribution of foraging during the breeding season was used to develop a function that described the foraging distribution for the whole breeding population of females. The result was consistent with past observations from ship-based surveys and it allowed estimation of the spatial impact of breeding female fur seals on krill at South Georgia. This suggested that, in extreme cases and assuming that krill influx is limited, female fur seals could eat most of the krill present in some regions where they forage intensively. However, mean consumption was about one-tenth of the mean density of krill.last_img read more

Free helpline for shopkeeper riot victims

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first_imgA free legal advice helpline has been launched to offer support to victims of the recent riots.Set up by the Law Society, the dedicated telephone helpline will direct victims to pro bono or free legal advice.Working in collaboration with its partner charity LawWorks and many individual law firms, it has been devised to offer help to small independent shopkeepers in particular, whose livelihoods have been threatened.Applications for legal assistance will be matched to volunteer lawyers who will offer assistance on a range of matters from insurance and compensation, to contractual, property and employment law.The helpline number is 020 7092 3949 or email [email protected] Full information about the service and details of how to apply can be found online at www.lawworks.org.uk/riothelp.last_img read more

County Clerk: Local DMV Operational, Not Open To The Public

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first_imgImage by New York State DMV.JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Clerk says the state is extending some expiration dates for driving documents.Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore, in an interview with WNYNewsNow Wednesday, said local DMVs remain operational but not open to the public.“We have half staff working each day,” said Barmore. “We have a lock box outside each DMV and you can drop stuff there 24 hours a day. You have to fill out all the proper forms, get everything you need and drop it in the drop box with your contact information, and when we get to it we will call you on the phone, get any information that we need plus a credit card payment from you, and then we mail everything back to you.”The state has extended all driver’s licenses, non-driver ID cards and vehicle registrations with an expiration date of March 1, 2020. The clerk says the state will eventually implement a deadline to renew those documents. “We are not renewing drivers’ licenses at this time,” said Barmore. “We are not upgrading licenses. If you have a standard license and you want a real ID license you can not get one right now.”Barmore says that vehicle registrations will still be processed through the mail.“Say you bought a car from an individual or a dealer, you need a MV82 form and you will have to fill that out. You will also need a copy of your driver’s license and an insurance card for that vehicle,” furthered Barmore.Barmore does note that vehicle inspections can still be renewed.“Garages that do inspections are considered a vital service and they are still open,” explained Barmore.The clerk says those with questions can call their local DMV. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more