Category :qafwdfcc

first_imgAustin Laz & Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Austin Laz & Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Austin Laz & Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Austin Laz & Company Plc (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAustin Laz & Company Plc manufactures and a range of refrigerators and air conditioners for the commercial and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company started operations as a refrigeration sales and services company but it has evolved into a manufacturing enterprise and has pioneered the fabrication of machines that make ice blocks. Products manufactured and sold by Austin Laz & Company include split refrigeration machines, commercial freezers, cold rooms, automatic ice machines and dry freeze machines. The company produces and supplies UPVC Smart Roof and PVC Ceiling Tiles, PVC Ceiling and aluminium long-span roofing sheets through a subsidiary company trading as Aluminium Coils. Austin Laz & Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Austin Laz & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgZimRe Property Investments Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Super-successful US trader/investor Mark Minervini tweeted something the other day that made me think. He said: “Everyone is trying to nail the bottom of this ‘once in a lifetime’ buying opportunity.” And I can understand why that might be. Share prices have fallen a long way already, and many decent stocks with defensive, cash-generating and higher-margin underlying businesses have been thrown out with ‘the bathwater’.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…Minervini’s heads-upBut Minervini raised two points. Firstly, he reckons this isn’t a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Indeed, in my investing lifetime, I’ve already seen many, including the 1987 ‘flash crash’, the ‘tech-wreck’ at the turn of the century, the ‘credit crunch’ in 2007 and now the ‘Covid collapse’ (do you think that last name will catch on?)Secondly, Minervini reckons that ‘picking the bottom’ isn’t the opportunity. He also wrote: “The bull market that follows is the opportunity.” And he thinks there’s plenty of time to benefit from that.I agree with him. If you look at charts for share prices and market indices following the credit crunch, for example, you can see that you wouldn’t have needed to be wearing greased roller skates to seize the opportunity from rocket-propelled share prices. Indeed, there were many false dawns. I can remember being buffeted about by volatility, buying too soon, and many shake-outs and disappointments before anything like upwards momentum finally gained traction.My guess is that the market will disappoint those hoping for a generalised snap-back rally. Sure, there are some stocks that have been bouncing. And some have elevated and fallen back again. But from the universe of shares I’m watching, such lively critters are few and far between. Most shares seem to be locked in down-trend.Watch those sharp upwards reversalsBut one thing about bear markets is that they tend to feature sharp reversals to the upside every now and again. But if the bear is still growling, such rises soon peter out and the stock resumes its plunge. The overall effect can make the downwards action look a bit like the teeth of a saw.And I reckon that happens because of bottom-pickers. People just can’t believe the apparent value they’re seeing, so they buy. But we’re in an extraordinary situation right now, and I think it’s futile to anchor on the apparent value we see when using historical data. The future is more unknowable today than I’ve ever known it to be in my adult lifetime (and I’m 57!). So how can we value shares?The solution, for me, is to work hard on my watch list. And that’s what I’m doing. But now I’m being fussy about stocks and will only settle for the very best. It’s at times like this when we, as investors, can insist on excellence from the businesses underlying our shares.I’m going to leave you with one final thought from Minervini. He once tweeted words to the effect that shares take the staircase up and the elevator down. With that in mind, I’m continuing to be patient about shares and, in words Warren Buffett might utter, allowing the right pitch to cross my plate before striking. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 center_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why Mark Minervini reckons this market opportunity may not be the one you think it is Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kirby Myhill(Scarlets)Kirby Myhill – ScarletsMatthew Rees’s injury and Ken Owens’s World Cup call-up meant teenage hooker Kirby Myhill was fast-tracked into first-team rugby at the Scarlets this autumn, sharing the No 2 jersey with Emyr Phillips. And the Wales U20 player has risen magnificently to the challenge.Picked out by national U20 coach Richard Webster as a “hard-working, talented player”, Myhill has impressed Scarlets boss Nigel Davies too: “He needs to work on his technical aspects but his all-round rugby ability is exciting.”It’s hardly surprising that parts of Myhill’s game need work. At just 19, he’s only been playing hooker for a couple of years, having switched from the back row at U18 level at the suggestion of Scarlets Academy manager Kevin George.Myhill’s uncle, Mark Perego, won nine caps at flanker for Wales in the early 1990s and his younger brother Torin played for Wales U16 last season. Kirby learned his rugby at Burry Port and Coleg Sir Gâr, then turned out for the Scarlets and Wales at U16 and U18 level.Last season he made his Scarlets debut off the bench and played half-a-dozen games for Llanelli, but this season he has been with the region’s first team full-time.Senior team-mates like the injured Rees have been a big help and Davies hopes he will make the most of it. “Players need role models and he’s got a Lion in Matthew Rees. You don’t become a Lion by chance. It’s talent but a lot of hard work too and he can learn that from Matthew.”Rugby World Verdict: A good attitude will ensure Myhill makes the most of his talent. Katie FieldJoe Launchberry(Wasps)Joe Launchbury – London WaspsNaming a 30-man squad to take to the World Cup is no mean feat. Deciding how many players to take to cover each position is an exact science, and inevitably some players will feel unlucky to miss the cut. Versatility is a great asset when numbers are tight, and 20-year-old Joe Launchbury is showing he has that quality at Wasps this season.The sports science student made a handful of second-row appearances for the English club last season, and signed a three-year deal in May. But due to injuries to Joe Worsley and Tom Rees, his services this season have been required in the back row and he has become a regular on coach Dai Young’s team sheet. Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Launchbury was also part of the England U20 team that got to the final of the Junior World Championship in June, where he formed a terrific lock pairing with Quins’ Charlie Matthews. Such was Launchbury’s dogged durability that his team-mates voted him England’s Player of the Tournament.Rob Hoadley, Wasps assistant coach, says the club took a punt on the former Christ’s Hospital pupil that has paid off. “Joe didn’t come through our academy system, he was an unknown sent to us by (ex-Wasp) Will Green from Worthing,” he says. “Joe’s stood up to every challenge he’s been given. He’s got a great work-rate, good skills, and he carries hard, a real class operator. Joe also has massive ambitions.”Learning from the likes of Richard Birkett and Ross Filipo will help Launchbury to move up the ranks.Rugby World Verdict: With such talent and ambition Launchbury has 2015 on his radar. Bea AspreyThis article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.center_img Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitlast_img read more

first_imgAndrew M. L. Dietsche installed as 16th bishop of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Diocese of New York] At a Feb. 2 service at Manhattan’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Marion Lenow Dietsche was “recognized, invested and installed” as the 16th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.During the service a packed cathedral witnessed the passing to Dietsche of the symbols of office — the stole, cope, miter and crozier of the bishop of New York— by retiring Bishop Mark S. Sisk.Following the peace, a letter from the bishop of London was read out by his commissary, the Rev. Alan McCormack, and Congressman Charles B. Rangel also addressed the congregation.Dietsche, who takes over from Sisk, was chosen as the next leader of New York’s Episcopalians by the clergy and laity of the Diocese of New York in an election held in November 2011. In March 2012, he was consecrated bishop coadjutor, also at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Since then and until Feb. 2, he has served alongside Sisk.From 2001 until his election as bishop coadjutor, Dietsche served as canon for pastoral care in the Diocese of New York — a position in which he was responsible for the pastoral care of the clergy and their families. During that time, and until now, he has been resident in Poughkeepsie (as bishop, he will reside in a house in the Cathedral Close). Before that he was for 11 years the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Springfield, Massachusetts.Prior to his ordination, Dietsche was a freelance graphic designer and cartoonist – and he continues to produce award-winning cartoons for the diocesan publication, Episcopal New Yorker. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release February 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm Mozel tov and God bless! Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET People Rector Collierville, TN Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (1) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Bishop Consecrations, Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest John McGrath says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Richard NicholsonPosted Feb 4, 2013 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC House of Bishops, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

first_imgTuesday Dec 11, 2012 Munster captain Doug Howlett chops Schalk Brits in two Round three of the Heineken Cup took place at the weekend, with one of the biggest match-ups being the clash between Munster and Saracens at Thomond Park. It didn’t disappoint, and served up this absolute beauty from Doug Howlett. ADVERTISEMENTIt wasn’t the highest scoring game we’ll see but it was a great contest, with Munster taking the spoils 15-9 through five Ronan O’Gara penalties. There was plenty to talk about – including Owen Farrell’s four missed penalties – but one of the moments of the match was this sensational tackle from the great former All Black, Doug Howlett.In the last few weeks, for whatever reason, there have been a number of incidents involving dirty play, citings, and the subsequent suspensions and derision from all sides of the planet.With that comes a sizeable element of negativity and it feels like almost every day RD posts stories about players getting in trouble (this week is no exception). Williams red card | Hartley citingWhether the game is becoming dirtier or the laws are making it tough to play, it’s taking away from the game we love and in many ways, can also give this website a bit of a bad look.So when Howlett made this solid, legal, bone-crunching hit on the always dynamic Schalk Brits, it brought with it a strange sense of joy. Not only did a winger absolutely lay into a forward, but the tackle was perfectly legal, and the officials stayed out of it despite Brits landing a bit awkwardly.The two sides meet again in Round 4 when Saracens host Munster at Vicarage Road on SundayADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 22 WEEKS AGO This 2002 Scott Quinnell challenge would… 22 WEEKS AGO Du Preez cited for nasty head shot while… 23 WEEKS AGO Frustrated former England star sparks late… 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

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Cornerstone 71 Private Dwellings / BFV ARCHITECTESSave this projectSaveCornerstone 71 Private Dwellings / BFV ARCHITECTES ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architect: “COPY” Clients:Bouygues ImmobilierFluides, Thermique, Acoustique:ElithisStructural Engineering:Lamalle-FlattetCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fréderic DelangleRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. This operation is the figurehead the neighborhood renewal on the corner of the Karman street and beside the newly created public square. The project is made of two different architectural entities. The first one is a sculpted volume, white, porous, trimmed, divided into two elements arranged on a common and uniting base.Save this picture!© Léa DenièleSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Fréderic DelangleOn the other hand, the second part of the project is composed of smaller and vertical volumes with different heights and colors, looking at the inner part of the plot and covered with double-slope rooftops that outline the building silhouette. The buildings, including balconies, are covered with a delicate metallic net protecting the residents’ privacy without depriving them of natural light.Save this picture!© Fréderic DelangleSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Léa DenièleThe contrast between the two architectural entities is emphasized by the plentiful vegetation at the center of the plot.Save this picture!© Fréderic DelangleProject gallerySee allShow lessMonte Uzulu Hotel / At-te + Taller LU’UMSelected ProjectsLan Chuang Space / BEING ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:2 Rue Labois-Rouillon, 75018 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Fréderic Delangle, Léa Denièle Save this picture!© Fréderic Delangle+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: BFV ARCHITECTES Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 France Apartments Photographs Year:  Jean Bocabeille Cornerstone 71 Private Dwellings / BFV ARCHITECTES CopyApartments•Paris, France CopyAbout this officeBFV ARCHITECTESOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsParisOn FacebookFrancePublished on June 11, 2020Cite: “Cornerstone 71 Private Dwellings / BFV ARCHITECTES” 11 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴黎转角公寓71号 / BFV ARCHITECTES是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img Melanie May | 28 June 2018 | News Tagged with: Trusts Seventh edition of The Guide to New Trusts published The Directory for Social Change has published its seventh edition of The Guide to New Trusts.The DSC‘s book holds the details of over 100 new grant-makers, with around 800 new grant-makers reviewed for the selection. Over 90% of the grant-makers listed give to general charitable purposes all over the UK, meaning charities from across the sector are eligible to apply to them for funding.This edition saw a rise in grant-makers supporting social welfare, with an increase of 18% in those supporting people with disabilities, and a 28% rise in funders supporting older people, compared to the previous edition).Charities specifically concerned with education, health and social welfare can also apply for the funds targeted to their particular causes. To help with the search process, this edition has two new indexes: for charitable causes supported, and geographical area of benefit.It also includes facts about the grant-making charities’ policies, contact details and application guidelines, where they are available, and latest social media information on each charity, where available.The Guide to New Trusts is available for £50 via the DSC.  139 total views,  1 views today Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15last_img read more

first_imgLarry ColburnOn Dec. 13, Larry Colburn died. He was the last survivor of a U.S. helicopter crew who were among the best of the heroes of the Vietnam War — on the U.S. side. This is their story.It was March 16, 1968. A U.S. helicopter gunship was ready to do battle with Vietnamese guerrillas. It hovered over My Lai that morning. Its task was to draw enemy fire and expose their positions.What the three members of that helicopters observed — and it took a while for them to realize what was going on — was one of the worst massacres of a U.S. war of aggression and occupation filled with atrocities and massacres. The officer in charge of the company attacking a Vietnamese village, Lt. William Calley, had ordered his troops to set fire to the homes and to kill everyone in the village.In the course of the day, more than 500 Vietnamese civilians were killed, almost all elders, women and children, with few or no guerrillas. This carnage became known as the My Lai massacre.When the helicopter crew — Colburn, Chief Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson and copter crew chief Glenn Andreotta — realized what was going on, they did their best to stop it. Thompson seized the initiative, landed the copter, jumped out and confronted Calley and the platoon he commanded. Thompson threatened that his gunner would fire on them if they continued to kill Vietnamese civilians.Colburn was handling the machine gun pointed at Calley and his troops. He never had to fire. Calley backed down.This action rescued the surviving Vietnamese villagers. Up to that point the helicopter crew were not war resisters or committed radicals. They were just decent human beings. But to act on that was enough to require real bravery. In the best tradition of soldier-resisters, they turned their guns around on the real enemy.Calley was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life, but President Richard Nixon moved him to house arrest, and he only served 3.5 years of his sentence. He lives in Miami now.The bravery of the helicopter crew that stopped Calley’s mass murder was mirrored and multiplied by thousands of U.S. soldiers, sailors, air force members and Marines who began to resist the war from 1968 until the last U.S. troops were withdrawn in 1973. They avoided combat with the Vietnamese troops, refused orders to fight and, even in extreme cases, killed their own racist or too-aggressive officers and sergeants.Catalinotto is the author of “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions,” available in January.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression February 18, 2021 Find out more Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Organisation Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the court’s decision in an absurd libel case heard in butembo, Nord-Kivu, in March against newspaper publisher Christian Kahindo Muke and urges the judicial authorities to overturn his iniquitous conviction. News The publisher of the bimonthly entitled Rafiki (which means “Friend” in Swahili), Christian Kahindo Muke has been in hiding ever since five men armed with AK47 rifles raided his home on the evening of 29 August in an attempt to arrest him for non-payment of his 1,500 US dollars fine. Quite a muscular reaction when one considers that judicial authorities never notified Muke about the fine in the first place and that his lawyer only learned of it when he went to the court to enquire about the reason for the heavy-handed raid on his client’s home. “Such measures highlight the utter iniquity of the Butembo court’s rulings,” RSF said. “How can you arrest someone for non-payment of a fine of which he was never notified? The Congolese judicial system’s limited resources are no excuse. Christian Muke has clearly been subjected to political harassment. We call on the court to quash his conviction and drop all proceedings against this journalist.” Muke was convicted over a December 2015 article about the links between Hamza Baghuma Kasereka, a Muslim cleric, and the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan rebel group responsible for many massacres in and around Beni, a city 50 km north of Butembo. The absurdity of the conviction has been highlighted by the fact that the Nord-Kivu military operational court in Beni is currently trying Kasereka along with many ADF members, who have testified that Kasereka recruited them. The Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. February 24, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en center_img to go further August 31, 2016 – Updated on September 14, 2016 DRC: Journalist hounded over absurd libel case fine Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Help by sharing this information News News Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Receive email alerts Credit : Kahindo Muke February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more