Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) 2011 Abridged Report

Posted On Jul 12 2021 by

first_imgUnity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileUnity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposit accounts and overdrafts to trade finance, treasury services, acceptance and guarantee commercial papers, money market services and international banking services. Unity Bank Plc provides foreign operations which includes home remittance services, mortgages, letters of credit, third party transfer services, invisible transactions, bills for collections and domiciliary transfers. The company supports the agricultural sector through agric products and schemes which includes Unity farmer’s cooperatives finance and leasing, Unity industrial input scheme and general agro-allied farmer’s schemes. Founded in 1987, Unity Bank Plc now operates through an extensive network of some 240 branches in 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Moorehead to PFP convention: ‘Solidarity with most oppressed must be central to our movement’

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgMonica MooreheadBelow is a slightly abridged version of remarks by Workers World Party presidential candidate Monica Moorehead to the nominating convention of California’s Peace and Freedom Party on Aug. 13.Peace and Freedom has a history of showing solidarity with those for national liberation and for socialism. Your party selected Eldridge Cleaver, minister of information for the Black Panther Party, as your first presidential candidate.  That was a tremendous act of solidarity that Peace and Freedom should be proud of.Why do Marxists run in the elections?  We know that elections are not impartial.  Elections are not fair.  Bourgeois elections will not and have never changed the fundamental conditions of the our class — the workers and oppressed peoples.  Marxists, however, use every arena of struggle at their disposal to push forward the revolutionary struggle, including the electoral arena.Workers World Party has a set of demands to help give a voice to our class, which has been silenced by the bourgeoisie.  But just as important, WWP uses these elections to help provide an orientation to the revolutionary movement based on the present-day social conditions.I think it bears repeating that we must not allow the movement to get stampeded into supporting Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.I distinguish “the movement” from the larger working class.  The movement to me means the politicized activists who at least on some level understand that the primary purpose of the Democratic Party is to limit the militancy and political independence of the mass movement of workers and oppressed people by ultimately trapping our movements inside the Democratic Party, which means rendering our movements subservient to the political, repressive organizations of capitalism.Our concern before the elections need not be arguing with the tens of millions of immigrant workers, or African Americans, or other sections of the working class that are specifically targeted by Trump’s racism and fascism, who no doubt are going to vote for the Democrats out of fear of what a Trump victory could mean for their communities and limited rights they may have.  Rather, it is the activist base of our mass movements with whom we must engage in a sensitive, understanding and convincing way about the importance of supporting socialist candidates for president and vice president as part of a larger political struggle against being trapped by the capitalist political establishment and their politicians.Part of this political struggle is winning people to the understanding that independent mass mobilization, and mass action in the streets, like the kind of militant actions that the Black Lives Matter movement has been engaged in, is at this stage of the struggle, not merely as important as electoral politics, but most important.Regarding solidarity with the most oppressed sectors of our class, both in this country and around the world, Workers World Party believes that while revolutionary socialists have the job of exposing the injustice, the bankruptcy and the impossibility of reforming the capitalist system, and replacing it with socialism, our party also understands that the struggle to unite the workers and the oppressed of the world — a part of the struggle that is essential to any genuine socialist movement, and to wider socialist unity — must also be a struggle to forge solidarity, in both words and deeds, with the most oppressed sectors of our global class.To understand the impact of capitalist globalization on the working class is to see a contradiction, because it engenders division and competition for fewer and fewer jobs while at the same time laying the basis for even wider unity and wider class consciousness that transcends nations and geography, indeed, a global revolutionary class consciousness.However, a genuine revolutionary socialist movement cannot move forward if our answer to the question of uniting the working class is to advise all involved to minimize and marginalize the importance of combating racism, the oppression of immigrant workers and the oppression of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people “for the sake of unity.”We must do the opposite of that. Unity and trust within the working class and within our socialist movement can only be accomplished by making the issues of the most oppressed central to our movement. The failure to do this, we believe, was the biggest failure of the Bernie Sanders campaign, when he failed to recognize the centrality of the struggle against racism as embodied by the Black Lives Matter movement. And we can’t forget Trump’s racism when it comes to immigrants and Muslims.This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party in the fall of 1966. Some may want to point out the imperfections of the Black Panthers and their leaders. But it is an incredible fact that the Panthers were able to do so much and survive so long in spite of violent and ever-increasing state repression. The Panthers, with minimal support from the organized left back then, evolved into the most ideologically revolutionary expression of the Black Liberation Movement.As we celebrate that tremendous anniversary this year, let us be sure to remember the most enduring and most painful lesson from that period.  We believe that the ability of the FBI’s Cointelpro and all the forces of the racist capitalist state to jail, murder and otherwise disrupt and crush the Panthers reflected the unfortunate reality that the political movement was at best divided over supporting the Panthers against this repression. At worst, it did not do nearly enough to prevent the Panthers from being politically isolated. When liberation movements are isolated, it is far easier for the capitalist state to carry out its dirty work with the aim of weakening the overall revolutionary movement.Workers World believes that the Black Lives Matter movement represents even more than a continuation of the age-old struggle against racist police terror. Indeed, we believe that the Black Lives Matter uprising, which is international in scope, reflects the awakening of a section of the working class that is being transformed by capitalist globalization and technology. There is an economic and social basis for the increase in police repression and murder in Black and Brown communities; it is the same economic and social basis for mass incarceration.The global changes in the capitalist system render larger and larger sections of the oppressed working class “expendable” as far as capitalism is concerned.  To the extent that capitalism no longer needs their labor, they are subject to murder, prison, in effect, a war that threatens the very survival of Black and Brown people.When I and [my running mate] Lamont Lilly were able to go to Ferguson, just a few months following the youth rebellion against the police murder of Michael Brown, Black youth told me directly that they wanted to join a union in order to get a decent-paying job to help support their families, not to be targeted by police.  As we are meeting here this weekend, the Fight for $15 activists are having a national convention in Richmond, Va., once home to the Confederacy, about the struggle against racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.To link the struggle against racism with the struggle against slave wages is significant, since so many low-wage workers are targeted for being who they are — a majority Black and Brown single mothers.If we are to erect a new, united, revolutionary socialist movement, our first order of business must be to find a way to maximize concrete solidarity with targeted communities. This, and only this, can be the foundation of the dawning of a new revolutionary socialist project.  Long live international solidarity!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Cesar Chavez Day

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgHoustonResidents here honored labor leader and United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez March 27 with a caravan through the East Side, led by over 25 motorcycles, dozens of Chicano lowrider cars and other cars with signs and union flags on them. They met up with a large contingent of marchers who had gathered on Cesar Chavez Blvd., led by children on bikes and walking with UFW flags.The Southeast Tejas Brown Berets organized the event, which ended with a rally at Magnolia Park, which was once the only park that Mexicanos could use in Houston. Historian Jesus Medel and poets Johnny Torres and Tonāntzin Rodríguez were among the speakers at the rally which was opened by a performance of Aztec dancers.Food was free for all, and the low riders, motorcyclists and activists rallied together in honor of their hero. DJ Simmerdown provided music. Cesar Chavez Day is an annual U.S. federal commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist on his birthday, March 31. During his lifetime, Chavez organized Chicano and Filipino farmworkers, opening the first struggle organizing agricultural workers in the U.S. in 1962 and using the weapon of the historic Grape Boycott in his years-long efforts.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Women’s Basketball set to take on Ole Miss in Big 12/SEC Challenge

Posted On Jun 13 2021 by

first_imgLinkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonald Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams + posts ReddIt Facebook Twitter Facebook Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increasescenter_img TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ printTCU women’s basketball announced this week that it will be playing the Ole Miss Rebels in the annual Big 12/SEC challenge November 29.The contest will be the team’s first trip to Oxford, Miss. since 1994.“The Big 12/SEC Challenge is a great platform for two of the best women’s basketball conferences to compete and measure where they are at,” Head Coach Raegan Pebley said. “We are so excited to continue our participation in it.”The Rebels went 12-19 last season, winning just one conference game and firing head coach Matt Insell. They hired Yolett McPhee-McCuin from Jacksonville State in April.“Ole Miss has a lot of unknowns about them as far as roster and system,” Pebley said. “But, with Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin as its new head coach, it will be a team that plays extremely hard, disciplined and will be competitive.”The Horned Frogs won 23 games last season, the most in Pebley’s tenure, and advanced to the semifinals of the WNIT, earning Pebley a contract extension.The team defeated Alabama 88-67 in last year’s challenge. Twitter Previous articlePatterson, fellow Big 12 coaches excited about new redshirt ruleNext articlePatterson looks to ‘Own the Process’ Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town halllast_img read more


Were Tibetan writers’ long jail sentences a pre-emptive response to Obama’s comments?

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first_img to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en News News ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison As US President Barack Obama used the Shanghai leg of his China visit to call for an end to online censorship, it emerged that a Chinese court has sentenced Tibetan writer and photographer Kunga Tseyang to five years in prison on various charges including posting articles on the Internet. Two days before, literary website editor Kunchok Tsephel has meanwhile been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a charge of “divulging state secrets”.“Was this the Chinese government’s pre-emptive response to the US president’s very clear defence of the free flow of information,” Reporters Without Borders asked. “Either way, we hope the central government will overturn such heavy prison sentences, which two Tibetan writers have been given just for expressing their views. We deplore the increased repression since the major protests in Tibet in March 2008.”Reporters Without Borders has learned that Tseyang, who is also know by the pen-name Gangnyi (Snow Sun), was given the five-year sentence by a court in the western province of Gansu on 14 November 2009 after being found guilty of writing “separatist” articles, posting them online and having contact with a Buddhist monk based in India. The authorities objected in particular to his posting articles on the website Zindris.Aged 20 at the time of his arrest on 17 March 2009, Tseyang is from Golok county in eastern Tibet and had been residing in Golok county’s Lungkar monastery after studying in a monastery in the south of Gansu province and attending the Institute for Advanced Buddhist Studies. As well as writing about Buddhism and Tibetan art and culture, he is also an environmental activist and has taken photographs for the Yutse environment department.Tsephel, a renowned intellectual and founder of the website Chodme (tibetcm.com), was given the 15-year jail sentence in connection with some of the website’s content. Arrested in late February, he is now in poor health as a result of the harsh conditions in which he has been held.In a meeting today with university students in Shanghai, President Obama said he was a “big supporter of non-censorship.” Referring to the United States, he said, “the fact that we have free Internet, or unrestricted Internet access, is a source of strength.” He also referred to unfettered access to information and unrestricted political participation as “universal rights.”More information on the Internet in Tibet:http://www.rsf.org/More-Tibetans-arrested-in.htmlhttp://www.rsf.org/Authorities-tighten-grip-on.htmlcenter_img Organisation Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more November 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Were Tibetan writers’ long jail sentences a pre-emptive response to Obama’s comments? Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Rochester officials ‘suppressed’ information in Daniel Prude case, investigation finds

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgDaniel Prude/Courtesy of the Prude familyBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — An independent investigation into the city of Rochester’s response to the death of Daniel Prude nearly one year ago determined that officials “suppressed” information and lied.Prude, 41, was restrained by Rochester police officers in March 2020 during a mental health emergency. His death a week later, of complications from asphyxia after he was taken off life support, was ruled a homicide by the the Monroe County medical examiner.The incident became widely known after his family released body-worn camera footage of the arrest in September that showed Prude appearing to go unconscious while he is being pinned to the ground, sparking protests and calls for reform. Former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary was fired amid criticism over the handling of Prude’s death, and the seven officers involved in the arrest were suspended.According to the independent investigation, which was commissioned by Rochester’s city council and released Friday, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren lied at a Sept. 2 press conference when she said she didn’t learn of the arrest until August. She spoke with Singletary about it on March 23, the day it happened, according to the report.The investigation also determined that Singletary “disclosed but consistently deemphasized the role of police restraints in the death of Daniel Prude, and his statements did not capture the disturbing tenor of the entire encounter.”“Chief Singletary’s characterization of the Prude arrest likely impacted how the city officials he informed of the matter viewed what had occurred,” the report stated.Senior police department officials expressed concerns about releasing the footage in June, according to the report, due to ongoing protests against the police killing of fellow unarmed Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis the prior month.Investigators also found that city counsel “actively discouraged” the mayor from publicly disclosing the arrest in early August, after she first saw the body camera footage, “citing reasons that were factually incorrect, legally without basis, or both.”ABC News reached out to the mayor’s office, city counsel and Singletary’s attorney for comment.In a statement to Rochester ABC affiliate WHAM, Warren said, “I welcome today’s report because it allows our community to move forward.”She pointed to reforms in the wake of Prude’s death, including the creation of Person In Crisis teams, changing the city’s Freedom of Information Law and body-worn camera processes and “calling for the right to fire officers for cause.”In comments to WHAM, Carrie Cohen, counsel to the city of Rochester during the independent investigation, challenged the report’s finding that Warren made untrue statements to the public.“At all times, Mayor Warren spoke based on the facts known to her at the time and to the extent those facts were misleading in any way, that is a direct result of the misleading way in which former Chief Singletary relayed information to the Mayor,” Cohen said.Cohen also charged that Singletary “intentionally obscured” information on the case provided to city officials.“It is most notable that the City Council’s Special Counsel did not find any evidence that any city employee, outside of former Police Chief Singletary, acted with ill-intent to hide or cover-up the circumstances related to the death of Mr. Prude or to intentionally deceive the public in any way,” she said.Malik Evans, a city councilman and mayoral candidate, said the investigation does “little to restore confidence” in government.“The report makes clear that this tragedy was compounded by the fact information related to Daniel Prude’s death was not handled in an open and transparent manner,” he said in a statement. “I share the community’s frustration that there was almost a five-month delay before they and all City Council Members received any information on this tragedy.”The delay in the release of the video resulted in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office implementing a new policy in which body camera footage will now be released earlier in the investigation process.The Rochester Police Department is conducting an internal investigation of the case. The officers involved in the incident remain on leave pending its outcome.Last month, a grand jury declined to bring criminal charges against any of the officers.In announcing the grand jury vote, James’ office released a comprehensive report on its investigation into Prude’s death “to provide maximum transparency into the case.”Earlier this week, attorneys for Prude’s five children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Rochester and at least six police officers.“His family sought help from the Rochester police, and that was a mistake — a fatal mistake,” the complaint stated. “Instead of providing him with care and assistance, officers of the Rochester Police Department cruelly abused him, mocked him, and killed him.”Lawyers representing several of the suspended officers have said they were following their mandated training.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Nationals beat Astros 12-3 to take 2-0 World Series lead

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_imgOctober 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Nationals beat Astros 12-3 to take 2-0 World Series lead FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(HOUSTON) — The Washington Nationals are heading home halfway closer to winning their first World Series title.After being tied 2-2 for much of Wednesday night’s World Series Game 2 against the Houston Astros, the Nats broke out and took the lead thanks to a home run by catcher Kurt Suzuki in the 7th innning. The momentum continued for Washington, and they were able to score an additional five runs that inning.When all was said and done, the Nationals took Game 2 in Houston 12-3. They now lead the World Series 2-0 and will face the Astros in Game 3 back home in Washington on Friday night.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more


Teclet ads rent management suite to its growing list of plug-ins

Posted On May 7 2021 by

first_imgHome » News » Teclet ads rent management suite to its growing list of plug-ins previous nextProducts & ServicesTeclet ads rent management suite to its growing list of plug-insPartnership is a claimed ‘game changer’ for lettings agencies because it enables end-to-end visibility of rent and other payments.Nigel Lewis29th July 20200598 Views Fast-expanding lettings platform Teclet has added rent payment service LettsPay to its platform after signing a strategic partnership.LettsPay provides an automated end-to-end rent management and other payments platform via standing order, direct debit or merchant services and is AML compliant with payments traced through from request to payout.But perhaps most crucially for many lettings agents, LettsPay can provide a Designated Landlord Account Management (DLAM) which means every client is assigned their own dedicated client account wallet.This meets all client account and banking compliance requirements as well as future-proofing businesses from the changes to be implemented under the 5th Money Laundering Directive.Rent arrearsThrough the integration with teclet, rent arrears management is fully automated directly between the bank and the tenants, including, if necessary, exercising guarantor involvement.Garrett Foxon, Managing Director of LettsPay says: “We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with teclet and to be able to, for the first time in the lettings industry, create a true end to end solution in a fully compliant and automated set up.“This will be a genuine game-changer for letting agents, property managers and accounts teams as well as providing landlords and tenants with quicker, safer and more transparent processing.”John Evans, Commercial Director at Teclet said: “The benefits from using teclet and LettsPay will be clear to anyone currently processing rents and payments either manually or via software that does not have the integration benefits we are creating.” 5th money laundering directive lettspay teclet July 29, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more


Three UK Warships to Attend DSEI 2015

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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Three UK Warships to Attend DSEI 2015 View post tag: UK View post tag: DSEI 2015 Three UK Warships to Attend DSEI 2015 View post tag: europe View post tag: Warshipscenter_img Authorities Three Royal Navy warships will be present at the world’s largest land, sea and air defence and security exhibition next week.Held in London from 15-18 September, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2015 will see key note speeches delivered by all four UK MOD Service Chiefs of Staff as well as static and dynamic displays.Her Majesty’s Ships Iron Duke, Tyne and Hurworth will all be present at ExCeL providing platforms for the latest equipment and company stands.HMS HurworthRoyal Marines from 43 Commando will also be carrying out waterborne exercises twice daily using PAC24 ribs, Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) and the French Naval Training Ship VN Partisan.DSEI is recognised around the world as an opportunity to assess the full array of maritime defence and security products, technologies and equipment, as well as craft design and new systems for surveillance, communications, weapons and navigation.The exhibition has a designated Naval Zone focusing on topics of current importance to the maritime community with this year having an expanded marina and in depth scenarios.Admiral Sir George Zambellas, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, said:The Royal Navy may have centuries of history and tradition, but we are still, at heart, a young Navy, driven by the pursuit of new ideas, powered by young minds.Behind the sleek grey hull, our ships are changing fast to reflect developments in technology, including novel weapons, autonomous systems and the astonishing advances in data processing power.Innovation keeps us on the winning side – and through our partnership with industry the UK has the power to lead the world. DSEI is an opportunity to demonstrate the best of UK maritime technology and expertise, not only for the benefit of naval power, but as a force for apprenticeships and skills, jobs and growth.HMS TyneApproximately 30,000 people are expected to attend DSEI over the four days ranging from top level international military staff, procurement officials and the industry supply chain.The event is supported by the HMG and UK Trade and Investment.[mappress mapid=”16906″]Image: Royal Navy September 11, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more


German shipbuilders resolve corvette construction dispute

Posted On May 4 2021 by

first_img View post tag: German Navy German shipbuilders have reportedly resolved an issue that blocked German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen’s plans for a quick and simple acquisition of additional five K130 corvettes for the navy.The defense ministry had planned to award a construction contract to Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Lürssen, the corvette’s original builders, without a public tender.This was disputed by German Naval Yards who argued that the move was illegal. The German cartel office, in a ruling announced on May 18, upheld the complaint arguing that an open tender had precedence over a quick procurement.In response to the ruling, Lürssen and TKMS offered German Naval Yard to join the consortium with a 15 percent stake in the construction, according to German media reports.If confirmed, the agreement could allow the defense ministry to order the corvettes before the German federal elections in fall this year.The deal between German Naval Yards and the Lürssen-TKMS duo is yet to be officially confirmed and could possibly still be subject to an approval by the cartel office.Braunschweig-class corvettes, as the vessels are also referred to, are being ordered because of the German Navy’s increased scope and tempo of operations.Another reason is the fact that the MKS180 Multi-role Combat Ship order was delayed and the corvette announcement was interpreted as an offset to the delays.Germany hopes to have the first two corvettes join the fleet by 2019 with the remaining ships joining by 2023. Back to overview,Home naval-today German shipbuilders resolve corvette construction dispute June 9, 2017 View post tag: Lürssen View post tag: TKMScenter_img Authorities View post tag: K130 German shipbuilders resolve corvette construction dispute Share this articlelast_img read more