RWE starts auction for German grid

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content Wednesday 11 August 2010 8:22 pm whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero WarsUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndoNinjaJournalistAdvertisement 25 Cute Baby Animals That Will Melt Your HeartNinjaJournalistUndo More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp GERMANY’S RWE, Europe’s fifth-largest utility, said it has launched an auction process for the sale of its gas transmission network Thyssengas.RWE, which has to sell the business by March 2011 after settling an EU antitrust investigation, said it was expecting expressions of interest for the grid by 25 August.“We contacted potential investors from Germany and abroad last week. We hope to get answers from serious investors by 25 August and finish the process by the end of the year,” an RWE spokeswoman said late yesterday.One source who declined to be named, but who is familiar with the deal, said Thyssengas is estimated to have a regulated asset base of around €500m.A consortium of Bavarian gas company Bayerngas and local utilities Stadtwerke Dortmund, Dortmunder Energie und Wasser, Stadtwerke Bochum, Munster and Gelsenwasser is interested in bidding for Thyssengas, spokespeople for it said.The sale could attract financial investors such as infrastructure funds, though German gas infrastructure deals have recently struggled.RWE shares closed down 2.3 per cent to €54.2, in line with the German blue-chip DAX index, which closed down 2.1 per cent. Share RWE starts auction for German grid last_img read more

Pattonair eyes £200m sale

first_imgSunday 6 February 2011 9:37 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe whatsapp Pattonair, a supplier to the defence sector, is to be put up for sale for more than £200m. The company’s listed parent Umeco, has appointed Rothschild to advise on the sale of the business. Lloyds Banking Group’s private equity unit, Lloyds Development Capital, is said to be in exclusive talks as a potential buyer. The Derby-based firm supplies parts to Rolls Royce, BAE and Boeing and employs more than 250 staff. Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img whatsapp Share KCS-content Pattonair eyes £200m sale Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Italy: casino sets record total for third consecutive month

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Uncategorized Online casino Poker Q1 results 2021 Online sports betting Retail sports betting 8th March 2021 | By Stephen Carter PokerStars commanded dominant shares of 52.9% of tournament and 43.5% of ring game GGR in January (Charts 10 and 11). Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online poker continued its rebound under lockdown, albeit at a slower rate than in November and December, with tournament revenues growing 6% on the prior month to €12.96m and cash game revenues by 6.5% to €8.84m (Chart 2). Bet365, having tumbled from first to sixth in the online betting rankings in November and December as competitors with land-based shops migrated bettors online, rebounded in January, increasing its market share by two percentage points to 12.2% over the month (Chart 8). This was sufficient to move it back to third position behind Sisal and Snai, with respective 12.8% and 12.4% market shares. Italy: casino sets record total for third consecutive monthcenter_img Online slots and casino generated record revenue of €162.85m for Italian-licensed operators in January, up 6% on the prior month and 99% up year-on-year. Casino and slots market share leader PokerStars was the principal operator beneficiary of the vertical’s explosive growth in the past two months, collecting 11% or close to €18m of this total in January (see Chart 7). This pushed total online GGR for the market across all products to €335.9m, only bettered by the December 2020 total (Chart 1). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Scroll down for the infographic to track market and product growth since 2016, as well as operator shares across casino, betting and poker since 2017. In a month where betting shops remained shuttered under Covid-19 restrictions, January 2021 saw sports betting operators generate the second highest ever monthly total of €143.64m (Chart 6). Email Addresslast_img read more

Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Tantalizers PLC ( Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgTantalizers PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Tantalizers PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tantalizers PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tantalizers PLC (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTantalizers Plc is a fast food company in Nigeria with a network of quick-service restaurants and an outdoor catering businesses. The company produces a wide variety of quality products to eat in restaurants or for take-aways. This includes oven-baked pastries such as meat pies, chicken pies, Tanta rolls and beef rolls. Tantalizers Africana produces food with a rich indigenous culinary culture including African soups such as ogbono, egusi, efori-iro and edikaing-kong. Other dishes produced at Tantalizers Africana include porridge yam, pottage beans, ofada rice, plantain, stock fish, cowleg and moin-moin. Tantalizers Breakfast offers special breakfast deals ready as early as 7h30. Tantalizers Ice-cream is a range of mouth-watering soft-scoop ice-creams and hard ice-lollies. Tantalizers Bread is marketed under the Sunshine Bread brand. Tantalizers Cakes include a selection of cakes for celebrations which are customised on customer’s instructions. The company also produces an excellent choice of Chinese meals. Its catering division provides event catering services for private and corporate events as well as catering for industrial sites. Tantalizers Plc has 54 outlets located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tantalizers Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Convertible Courtyards House / Megowan Architectural

first_imgSave this picture!© Nils Koenning+ 17 Share Year:  Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Nils Koenning Convertible Courtyards House / Megowan Architectural Houses Gamcorp ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projects Photographs Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Convertible Courtyards House / Megowan ArchitecturalSave this projectSaveConvertible Courtyards House / Megowan Architecturalcenter_img 2013 “COPY” Architects: Megowan Architectural Area Area of this architecture project Jodans Building CopyAbout this officeMegowan ArchitecturalOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionPrahranRefurbishmentWoodHousesAustraliaPublished on January 02, 2014Cite: “Convertible Courtyards House / Megowan Architectural” 02 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Australia ArchDaily Builder: CopyHouses, Extension•Prahran, Australia Steel Fabrication:Steve GaleaCity:PrahranCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nils KoenningRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. As the name suggests, the Convertible Courtyards House, by Christopher Megowan Design, kinetically adapts to the notoriously variable climate found in Melbourne, Australia. This project added a kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom, master bedroom, ensuite and two decks to a previously overlooked yet charming weatherboard cottage in the inner urban suburb of Prahran. Nestled on an intimate street, the existing house is one of a series of heritage protected cottages.Save this picture!© Nils KoenningIn response to the north-facing block of land, a central courtyard was created between the weatherboard and modern extension in order to flood the open kitchen, living and dining area with natural light. A carefully detailed glazed linkway runs along the central courtyard and vertical battens cast a playful cadence of shadows across the floor and walls as one transitions between old and new. A second courtyard straddles the living room to the south and allows access to the rear garden where the client and his young daughter avidly nurture various vegetables and herbs.Save this picture!DiagramThe conceptual strength of the house is found in the manually operated retractable roof which runs over 12 metres from north to south to cover both courtyards. A hand winch and a block and tackle, allow the slatted timber, steel and polycarbonate roof panel to help regulate sun and rain on the two outdoor spaces, a valuable feature given Melbourne’s famously fickle weather. Two sets of hardwood bifolding doors, one on each side of the living room, help successfully ensure the all-important connection between indoors and out.Save this picture!© Nils KoenningIn the rear garden, an elevated aqueduct sculpturally cascades rainwater from both the fixed and operable roofs to a slimline water tank that is connected to the sanitary flushing system. Solar panels, gas boosted solar hot water, high levels of insulation, and sustainably harvested/regionally sourced spotted gum timbers round out the projects green credentials. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTED: How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds / Mick CornettVideosPhotographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 TimesArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

Vantage Point / Grid Architects

first_imgCopyApartments, Refurbishment•London, United Kingdom Construction Manager: Walsh Group Area:  10100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Cosentino, Arnold Laver, Life Nobilia, Steel Arts, Warmafloor Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeGrid ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on May 19, 2018Cite: “Vantage Point / Grid Architects” 19 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 STATICUS UAB “COPY” Roofing Contractor: Structural Engineers: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 Vantage Point / Grid Architects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Façade Contractor: Planning Consultant: center_img McLaren Group Architects: Grid Architects Area Area of this architecture project M&E Consultant: Sweco Save this picture!Courtesy of Grid Architects+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share Apartments MEP: Vantage Point / Grid ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVantage Point / Grid Architects GVA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Gloster Briggs Amasco Developer:Essential LivingRental Operator:Essential LivingDry Lining:TJLJoinery:DPTKitchens:NobiliaInterior Fit Out:ArtemisLifts:Otis LiftsCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Grid ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Vantage Point is the comprehensive refurbishment and recladding of a former office building to one of the UK’s first purpose-designed residential rental buildings ( PRS, BtR, Multi-Family living). The regeneration of the Archway area has been kick-started by the refurbishment and recladding of the former Archway Tower; a notorious 18 stories, 1970s office building.Save this picture!Courtesy of Grid ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Grid ArchitectsLocated above Archway Underground Station, the tall, dark edifice dominated the area and, with the failed post-war surroundings, empty shops, and narrow pedestrian alleys, blighted development for many years. The brief called for a rental residential building (sales not being permitted in the freehold conditions of a building above an underground station) with active and accessible street frontages, entrances, and improved microclimate – the former slab had created downdrafts which made pedestrian areas uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous.Save this picture!North ElevationSave this picture!Section 1Residential use was granted through Permitted Development (a way of changing the use of a building without needing Planning Permission) and the façade by a detailed planning application. The recladding was not just a wrap of new material; the cladding detail design was a direct response to local residents’ complaints about the dark foreboding nature of the predecessor.  So angled, light reflective, panels designed to accommodate existing concrete structure and natural ventilation openings reflect the south and east light.Save this picture!Courtesy of Grid ArchitectsBig window cills also reflect the sky while discouraging pigeons. The solid end walls, formerly in black concrete, were recladded in light stone with large windows to evidence that the building is occupied. The carefully detailed façade was erected without scaffolding and respects the original ‘three slabs’ massing and its architectural characteristics like solid end shear walls. The original architects, Oscar Garry, and Partners may have borrowed the technique from the aptly named Dreischeibenhaus in Dusseldorf by Helmut Hentrich and Hubert Petschnigg in the 1950s (now refurbished by HPP Architects).Save this picture!Apartment PlanResidential rental sector’s 24 hours, 100% occupancy with no private parking has proven a boon to local traders with noticeable visual and retail offer improvements. Projecting indoor amenity spaces illuminate and activate the streets and reduce downdraft to the street corner and bus stop. While the scheme has not had the power to intervene in the public realm and ‘tube’ exits – Vantage Point has acted as a catalyst for development by seeming to be new, bright and active.Save this picture!Courtesy of Grid ArchitectsSurrounding post-war blocks are also being recladded and TFL are re-paving roads, cycleways and moving bus stops as part of a major upgrade of the former Archway gyratory. The greatest change was reserved for the rooftop plant room which is a double height shared amenity space in the form of a bronze box with two roof terraces. Using the existing concrete columns a new enclosure has been formed with glazed ends and a mezzanine spanning the middle of the space. Two former plant roof areas have also been turned into amenity decks with amazing views.Save this picture!Courtesy of Grid ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat Are the Tallest Buildings Ever Demolished?Architecture NewsWinning Concepts for Zoo of the 21st Century Competition AnnouncedArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:London Borough of Islington, London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” United Kingdom Year: last_img read more

JustGiving launches new Gaming for Social Good hub

first_img 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 Melanie May | 25 February 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 JustGiving launches new Gaming for Social Good hub Tagged with: Gaming Justgivingcenter_img Leslie Gold from the National Autistic Society, added:“We have received some brilliant support from gamers raising money for the National Autistic Society and we are so excited to be involved in JustGiving’s launch of the gaming hub. “Gaming plays to the strengths of many autistic people and is a hugely popular activity among autistic people and their families and friends. Gaming has been shown to help autistic children explore their imagination, feel more confident and make friends. And now we’re seeing more autistic characters represented in video games, like Symmetra from Overwatch. This partnership will support our mission to create a world which works for autistic people.”  509 total views,  2 views today  510 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 JustGiving has launched a new initiative to encourage gamers and game publishers to grow the world of charitable giving through computer gaming. According to JustGiving, its new Gaming for Social Good hub will offer players tools and resources to help make gaming for a good cause easy, accessible and engaging.It is launching with a number of charities, including SpecialEffect, War Child UK, the National Autistic Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, which have already signed up to support the initiative. Gamers will be able to donate to the charities of their choice through the hub.Features of the Gaming for Social Good hub include:How to guides that help gamers launch an event and integrate their JustGiving page with an existing Twitch accountNew streaming overlays that connect fundraising pages to Twitch and other platforms enabling fundraising features, including donation alerts, donation tickers, fundraising progress bars and latest donorsA monthly ‘Hall of Fame’ to recognise fundraisers gaming for good causesA calendar of events detailing upcoming gaming events on the platform encouraging gamers to join Keith Williams, General Manager of JustGiving in the UK and Ireland, said:“Our mission has always been to build great technology to connect more people to causes they care about and grow the world of giving. Today we release a new gaming hub to connect our users to one of the biggest and fastest-growing communities in the world.“Over the last year, we have seen a huge increase in gamers wanting to do good while they play. For example, Edwin Castro, a gamer from America, raised over £30,000 on his own stream. Charities have also used this medium to contribute to this movement, such as SpecialEffects’ Gameblast marathon, which raised over £200,000 on JustGiving in 2018. We are proud to empower individuals and charities to easily connect gaming and livestreaming to their fundraising efforts and capabilities.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Black Panther Party

first_imgMumia Abu-JamalThis past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate the occasion, Common Notions, a publishing house in Brooklyn, N.Y., republished Mumia Abu-Jamal’s acclaimed history of this revolutionary organization. At a time when white supremacy is emboldened and capitalism is in crisis, “We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party” is a more timely read than ever.In writing the book, one of Mumia’s goals was to fill in the gaps in the existing literature on the party. Much had been written about the party leadership, but what of the rank-and-file Panther? There is more to the life of a party than great speeches and mass uprisings, but the everyday struggles that sustain a party often get lost. Mumia centers on these struggles, rooted in his own experience as a rank-and-file Panther in the Philadelphia chapter.Mumia also brings to light the struggle of women against sexism in the party and the party’s progressive efforts to overcome sexism in its ranks. Women held positions at every level of the party, and Mumia traces the experiences of several Panther women, from relatively more privileged members like Barbara Cox to Naima Major, one of the thousands of Panther women engaged in revolutionary organizing and study.One of the most radical claims in “We Want Freedom” is about the relationship of the party to the legacy of Black liberation. In the words of Kathleen Cleaver, who wrote the book’s introduction, Mumia’s scholarship roots the BPP in a “disfavored history.” He links the BPP to the long tradition of Black self-defense that is often erased from the defanged histories of Black struggle written by the ruling class and its lackeys.To push back against these revisions, we must arm ourselves with the proper history. “We Want Freedom” is just that, and it offers today’s militants a lot to work with as we continue the struggle. While the state, through the FBI’s COINTELPRO operation, may have systematically undermined the party, it did not have the last say.The book can be purchased at the Common Notions website, A 50 percent discount is offered to all prisoners.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Government suspends critical newsweekly “indefinitely”

first_imgReporters Without Borders condemns deputy home minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar’s decision on 19 December to suspend the weekly magazine The Heat “indefinitely” for allegedly violating the terms of its print permit.“We urge the Malaysian authorities, and in particular, the home ministry to lift The Heat’s suspension,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This measure, on questionable grounds and just a few weeks after the magazine ran an article critical of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, shows that the government is bent on sanctioning this publication.“This is not the first time that the home ministry has intervened to obstruct freedom of information. Just a few months ago, an appeal court took issue with its refusal to issue a publication licence to the news website Malaysiakini.”The home ministry said it suspended The Heat’s permit because, despite registering as an “economic and social” weekly in July 2013, it had begun covering general news and was covering the news in the manner of a daily rather than a weekly.The publishers of The Heat allegedly failed to respond to two letters from the ministry, on 27 November and 2 December, requesting clarification of its legal status. Editor David Lee Boon Siew was reportedly summoned to the ministry and asked to tone down its coverage.But the magazine claims that it did reply to the ministry’s letters within the specified deadline and that the authorities agreed to the change in its status on 18 September.The article that is thought to have prompted the suspension, published in its 23-29 November issue, was headlined “All eyes on big-spending PM Najib” and gave examples of lavish spending by the prime minister and his wife, especially when travelling abroad.Launched last September, The Heat is the first publication to be suspended by the government since Najib became prime minister in 2009. The magazine’s publishers met with government officials on 24 December in an attempt to find a solution.Malaysia is ranked 145th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. December 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government suspends critical newsweekly “indefinitely” RSF_en Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Receive email alerts News Organisation to go furthercenter_img News March 17, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News January 29, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Malaysia February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more