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San Francisco Labor Council resolution: Abolish U.S.-imposed economic sanctions

first_imgThe following resolution was passed unanimously on Feb. 10, 2020.Whereas sanctions and economic blockades are being imposed by the United States and its allies — in violation of international law — against countries that resist Washington’s neoliberal policies and regime change efforts; andWhereas U.S. imposed sanctions are a form of economic warfare, causing death and suffering in some 39 countries with one-third of the world’s population as of 2019; andWhereas U.S. imposed economic sanctions block access to fuel, raw materials and replacement parts interfering with the functioning of critical infrastructure, i.e., electrical grids, water treatment and distribution facilities and hospitals;Whereas in every country facing U.S. imposed economic sanctions, the most vulnerable — infants, children, the chronically ill and the elderly — suffer the most; andWhereas U.S. imposed sanctions involving asset freezes and property seizures are modern day piracy, allowing for massive redistributions of public wealth from sovereign countries into the accounts of U.S. banks and financial institutions; andWhereas many organizations have been fighting U.S. imposed economic sanctions for some time independently, now is our opportunity to collectively seek the abolition of all United States-imposed economic sanctions which in effect constitute undeclared war, therefore be itResolved, that the San Francisco Labor Council go on record in opposition to United States-imposed economic sanctions against other countries, and in support of the International Days of Action against U.S.-imposed Sanctions and Economic Warfare during the month of March 2020.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indian Defence Minister Tours INS Hansa

first_img View post tag: Indian View post tag: INS Hansa View post tag: Naval Air Station Share this article View post tag: asia Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Defence Minister Tours INS Hansa center_img Indian Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar, visited Naval Air Station INS Hansa on November 14, 2014.He was received by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding In Chief, Western Naval Command and Rear Admiral BS Parhar, NM, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area.An impressive guard was paraded in honour of the Defence Minister of India. He was apprised of naval operations, progress and issues pertaining to coastal security and future development plans of Indian Navy at Goa by the Commander-in- Chief.On taking over as the 36th Defence Minister of the country, the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar had said he would maintain the fast pace of acquisition set in motion by the government for the defence forces while ensuring transparency at every stage.Before being inducted into the union council of ministers on Nov 09, 2014, Shri Manohar Parrikar was the Chief Minister of Goa, first from 2000 to 2005 and later from march 2012 to Nov 2014. He is the first IIT graduate to become a chief minister of any Indian state.[mappress mapid=”14453″]Press release, Image: Indian Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Minister Indian Defence Minister Tours INS Hansa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Tours November 17, 2014last_img read more

Elaine Bedel selected to lead Indiana Economic Development Corporation

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A Batesville High School graduate has been selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to lead the Indiana Economic Development Corporation as its president.Holcomb announced Elaine Bedel as his choice.Holcomb cites Elaine’s leadership and experience of her own financial consulting company as factors in his decision.Bedel will succeed Jim Schellinger in the role starting in February.Schellinger will become the Corporation’s chief executive officer and the Indiana Secretary of Commerce.Bedel is currently the president and CEO of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc.last_img

Is more domestic rugby is needed?

first_imgCAPTAIN of Guyana’s Sevens Rugby team Jamal Angus, head coach Claudius Butts and Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) president Peter Green agreed that Guyana’s rugby, more so the shorter format, needs a complete overhaul, and more domestic tournaments. Guyana finished sixth in the eight-team Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championship – a tournament they’ve won seven times, as recent as 2016, while playing in both the 2017 and 2018 finals, where they narrowly lost to Jamaica both times.“We have to go back to our domestic rugby; we have to get more domestic games and to prepare for a high-level tournament, we need high-level games,” said Butts, who is regarded as one of the best wingers to ever play the game in the Caribbean.Guyana conceded 79 points and just scored 26 of their own on the opening day of the 2019 Ran Championship, going down to Trinidad and Tobago 7-19, Cayman Islands 12-14 and 7-42 to Jamaica.By virtue of finishing at the bottom of the table in Pool B, Guyana went on to face the undefeated Canadians in the quarter-finals on the second day where they were beaten 47-5.The result against Canada meant that Guyana will later on day two, play Trinidad and Tobago again in the Plate semi-finals. Guyana picked up their lone win of the tournament with a 17-12 victory over the Twin Island Republic. In the Plate Final, Guyana were once against beaten by the Cayman Islands, this time going down 10-21.According to Butts, age played a major role in the team not doing well, with Richard Staglon, Peabo Hamilton, Dominic Lespierre, Vallon Adams, Ryan Gonsalves, Avery Corbin and Dwayne Schroeder being part of the programme for years. “One thing I know about Guyana and Guyana Rugby is that over the years, we always find a way to bounce back. All of the players recognised what happened, what were our mistakes and what we need to do to get back at that level,” Butts reasoned.Meanwhile, Angus told reporters that he understands that the team is going through a difficult phase, adding, “When you sign up for Rugby, we know what we signed up for. Everybody on the team has the same goal. We may go about it differently but our goal is to represent Guyana and do it proudly.”Guyana will turn their attention to the Pan Am Games, where they qualified, along with Jamaica, as RAN’s representatives.last_img read more

Dare Pays Glowing Tribute as Akinyele Goes Home Friday

first_imgLate Alex Akinyele As the body of the late former Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Chief Alex Akinyele is interned today, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has said that said beyond graveside oration, President Muhammadu Buhari is irrevocable committed to honouring sports men and women, coaches and administrators that have contributed to sports development in the country.Already, a powerful delegation from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports is not only in Ondo to pay their last respect, the Minister is personally involved with the burial ceremony of the late Ondo High Chief.In a condolence message by the Special Adviser, Media to the Minister of Youth and Sports, John Joshua Akanji, Dare paid glowing tribute to heroes and heroines that have brought glory and honour to Nigeria including the late Akinyele. The minister said henceforth recognition for such persons must go beyond mere rhetorical statements and empty promises.“We must learn to honour athletes, coaches and administrators that committed their lives to the service of the nation. Chief Akinyele was an epitome of service and patriotism. He exemplified what genuine service to the country meant. His personal charm was infectious and hard work quite motivational. He tried to use his position to impact on the society. He was simply a true Nigerian hero.“Sports remains our greatest unifying instrument, public relation tool and could be the biggest source of revenue if properly harnessed,” observed the minister.He admitted that so many heroes have died unheralded and in penury.“We must celebrate our athletes and administrators while they are alive.”According to Dare, “Akinyele was a pace setter, astute administrator, accomplished technocrat, consummate business man who left his mark in the sands of time.The Minister affirmed that Akinyele led an exemplary life worthy of emulation. “He was a man who abhorred failure, set his goals and ensured that they were accomplished. He presided during great epochs in Nigerian sports like the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations victory, the Atlanta 1996 Olympics feat amongst others.“He was meticulous and a stickler to details. He never believed in impossibilities.”Dare further described him as humane, humorous, urbane and honest in his views.“While some viewed him as too cosmopolitan, he was a grassroots man who was at home with his people, no wonder he held the title of Lisa of Ondo Kingdom,” recalled Dare.Before his foray into sports, the late Akinyele brought panache, glamour , professionalism and respect to Public Relations practice as the pioneer President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).His contributions to public relations practice continues to evoke fond memories when he worked at the Nigerian CustomsAs Minister of Information under General Ibrahim Babangida, Akinyele developed the template that led to reforms in media practice in Nigeria.He was stylish in his dressing and a great orator.Born on April 24th 1938 in Ondo town, Chief Akinyele was educated at the University of Ife. He died on November 15th 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more