Matrix splashes £5m on stake in headhunter RDL

first_img Matrix splashes £5m on stake in headhunter RDL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Sunday 7 November 2010 8:39 pm BUYOUT specialist Matrix Private Equity Partners (MPEP) is to splash £5m on an invesment in RDL Corporation, a European recruiting firm specialising in the pharmaceutical and IT sectors.MPEP will be taking a minority stake in the firm that will see one of its partners, Iain Livingston, take over as chairman of RDL.The Woking and London-based recruitment company currently employs 70 people but will now step up plans to expand.MD Stuart Britton says: “We want to establish ourselves as the niche market leader in pharma and IT recruitment.” Since 1992, RDL has found staff for over 300 companies.MPEP’s Jonathan Gregory says the aim is to bring in business from outside the UK as well as domestically: “Growth is expected from geographical expansion as RDL secures an increasing amount of business from both the UK and Western Europe,” he says.The buyout comes during a year of energetic mergers and acquisitions among large-cap firms, although the private equity business has been quiet.Prominent private equity figures in the industry such as Better Capital’s Jon Moulton have suggested that there is more bad news to come before the situation improves. center_img whatsapp whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Pearson buys CTI Education in £31m deal

first_img Tags: NULL Share Pearson buys CTI Education in £31m deal Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAdventure CrunchHere Are the Most Famous Pro Wrestlers From the Past TodayAdventure CrunchUndoFinance BLVDThis Star from ‘Gilligan’s Island’ is 101 & lives a humble life nowFinance BLVDUndoArticles StoneLittle Boy Brings $2 Painting To Antiques Road Show, Not Realizing Its WorthArticles StoneUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: 2021 Updatethedelite.comUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndo EDUCATIONAL publisher Pearson will acquire CTI Education Group for £31m as it continues its expansion in South Africa.The Financial Times publisher will buy 75 per cent of the firm, which is among the leading private higher education providers in South Africa with more than 9,000 students.Pearson says it expects the transaction to enhance its adjusted earnings per share and return on invested capital from 2011.The agreement includes a provision under which Pearson may acquire the remaining 25 per cent of CTI in three years. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.Pearson says it plans to recruit more students from throughout southern Africa to CTI’s campuses, as well as expanding its distance learning facilities.John Fallon, chief executive of Pearson’s International Education business, said: “We are excited to bring our global resources to bear on the higher education sector in South Africa, to help meet a growing demand for high-quality, career-advancing higher education.“We are deeply impressed by the quality of CTI’s business and the commitment of its management and staff to produce excellent outcomes for students.”Pearson has a growing presence in southern Africa, with a network of companies including Maskew Miller Longman, Heinemann South Africa and the South African operations of Edexcel.The firm has a strategy of moving away from traditional book publishing to educational technology. Sales in its International Education division are up eight per cent year-on-year for the nine months of 2010. Show Comments ▼center_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Monday 22 November 2010 7:24 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.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.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

UKC 2020 LIVE: When and where to watch Chris Gayle vs…

first_imgCricketSportSport News Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Sport News WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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The first exhilarating season of UKC will see six global superstars who will be UKC contenders. They go head-to-head against each other, every day at 9:30 PM on the Star Sports Network from December 24 to January 1, with some surprise appearances from other global superstars.Where to watch Ultimate Kricket Challenge Live Broadcast in India ?Star Sports to Broadcast Ultimate Kricket Challenge Live in IndiaUKC 2020: Ultimate Kricket Challenge Schedule and FixturesDecember 24: Eoin Morgan vs Kevin PietersenDecember 25: Rashid Khan vs Kevin PietersenDecember 25: Yuvraj Singh vs Eoin MorganDecember 26: Andre Russell vs Rashid KhanDecember 26: Chris Gayle vs Andre RussellDecember 27: Kevin Pietersen vs Yuvraj SinghDecember 27: Chris Gayle vs Kevin PietersenDecember 28: Eoin Morgan vs Rashid KhanDecember 28: Chris Gayle vs Eoin MorganDecemeber 29: Eoin Morgan vs Andre RussellDecemeber 29: Chris Gayle vs Rashid KhanDecember 30: Andre Russell vs Kevin PietersenDecember 30: Chris Gayle vs Yuvraj SinghDecember 31: Semi-final 1December 31 Semi-final 2 Previous articleIndian women’s hockey team to resume international competition with tour of Argentina in JanuaryNext articleInd vs Aus: Rahane’s name engraved on MCG Honours Board after ‘batting masterclass’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says England will be in backfoot in limited overs series Cricket UKC 2020 LIVE: When and where to watch Chris Gayle vs Yuvraj Singh and Andre Russell vs Kevin Pietersen Live Streaming in IndiaWhen will Ultimate Kricket Challenge 2020 Chris Gayle vs Yuvraj Singh be Started? – DateUltimate Kricket Challenge 2020 will start on Dec 30 By Kunal Dhyani – December 30, 2020 Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Cricket Football last_img read more

Sun Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgSun Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Sun Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img

Livestock Feeds Plc ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Canada’s General Synod practices respectful dialogue ahead of same-sex marriage…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Journal] In an exercise intended to produce more compassionate discussions than those that sometimes prevailed during marriage canon discussion in 2016, members of the 2019 General Synod spent almost the entire afternoon of the gathering’s first official day of business hearing about and practicing ways of speaking and listening respectfully to one another.From 1:30 p.m. until close to 5 p.m. on July 11, with one break, Lynne McNaughton, bishop of the Diocese of Kootenay, and priest and psychologist Canon Martin Brokenleg led a session on “being a synod,” discussing the importance of living out Christian love during debates about potentially contentious issues, and having synod members practice respectful listening and talking skills in table groups.Read the full article here. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Same-Sex Marriage Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Posted Jul 12, 2019 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Eventscenter_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canada’s General Synod practices respectful dialogue ahead of same-sex marriage vote Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Entrepreneurs association helps earthquake victims

 18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 March 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entrepreneurs association helps earthquake victims Find out more about TiE UK. An association of business entrepreneurs is to help donate to the recent Gujarat earthquake appeal. TiE UK – ‘The Indus Entrepreneurs’, was founded by successful Asian businessmen to help people get their ideas running as a business. TiE has helped create businesses worth more than $200 billion: 75 of the start-ups it has nurtured have achieved IPO. An association of business entrepreneurs is to help donate to the recent Gujarat earthquake appeal. TiE UK – ‘The Indus Entrepreneurs’, was founded by successful Asian businessmen to help people get their ideas running as a business. TiE has helped create businesses worth more than $200 billion: 75 of the start-ups it has nurtured have achieved IPO.The UK arm is expand its charities work, notably with SEWA International following the Gujarat earthquake. All proceeds from their next networking meeting will be donated to the appeal. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Protests across the U.S. tell Greyhound: ICE off our buses!

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Demonstrations targeting Greyhound for its collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement took place in a national day of action in cities across the U.S. on Oct. 25. The coordinated actions were in response to a call from a coalition of organizations, including Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE), Laundry Workers Center, Street Vendors Project and People’s Power Assemblies/NYC. The coalition has been organizing for months to challenge Greyhound.Every day in cities from coast to coast, ICE, the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol agents freely board buses with Greyhound’s permission and attempt to identify and detain migrants. While Greyhound is not required to allow these agents onto its buses, the company has done so voluntarily. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1700, the union that represents Greyhound drivers, mechanics and terminal workers, has courageously spoken out to condemn the company’s complicity in the Trump administration’s racist war against im/migrants.In a statement issued Oct. 19, Local 1700 President Karen Miller wrote: “With greater frequency over the past two years, Border Patrol agents across the country have been boarding our buses and asking our passengers, especially customers of color, to show their papers. Passengers who are unable to provide documentation showing that they are authorized to be in the United States are then taken off the bus and processed for possible deportation.”Buses are for transportation, not deportation!In New York City, activists from FIRE, the Laundry Workers Center, PPA/NYC, the Ministry of Solidarity with the Peoples at Holyrood Episcopal Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz, Street Vendors Project, Workers World Party, the Internationalist Group and numerous migrant communities rallied at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station. They demanded an end to ICE and Border Patrol searches on Greyhound buses and for the closure of migrant detention camps.A militant rally in front of the station featured speakers from Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, India and Mexico. The speaker from the Laundry Workers Center stated that their members are out on the street because they cannot support the separation of families. They demanded immediate closure of the camps. Larry Holmes, a leader of Workers World Party, called for a “people’s impeachment on the street” to tell Greyhound to get fascist ICE off the buses. The speakers’ energy permeated the crowd. After the rally, the crowd marched inside the station and distributed “Know your rights” information to passengers and drivers preparing to board Greyhound and local buses. Marchers chanted, “Ice off the bus! ICE out of NY!” These words resonated throughout the route of march, especially when people passed an incoming Greyhound bus. People are ready to keep demanding “ICE off the Buses!” because they believe in the campaign — and that people’s power will win. They are ready for the next action.The demonstration received overwhelming support from passengers and drivers inside the station, as the demonstrators rallied around the slogan, “Buses are for transportation, not deportation!” There was a great response from the primarily in/migrant community residing around the station in Washington Heights. International Workers’ Solidarity Network protestsIn Buffalo, N.Y., protesters gathered outside the Greyhound station to demand safe travel for refugees and im/migrants and an end to ICE’s collaboration with Greyhound. Many passersby stopped to talk, expressing agreement with protesters and asking how they can help with the campaign. The International Workers’ Solidarity Network/Buffalo called for the action, which was supported by activists from Queen City Socialists and Industrial Workers of the World. The International Workers’ Solidarity Network/Philadelphia held an informational picket line and speakout outside the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Center City. There, they distributed fliers advising bus riders that they had the right to not cooperate with ICE agents. For over an hour demonstrators denounced Greyhound for cooperating with ICE’s illegal practice of boarding buses and searching passengers without warrants. Speakers stressed that Greyhound drivers and other workers are not to blame.Many people coming in and out of the bus station stopped to ask what the protest was about and welcomed an informational flier. Several people stayed to listen to speakers, and some even joined the picket line. One older Black worker took a pile of placards displaying pictures of im/migrants who died in ICE custody to show to a friend in the station. When he returned, he explained that the pictures clarified that this was a matter of life and death. Five hundred fliers were distributed in an hour, and they were well-received. Channel 10 news/Telemundo, a local English/Spanish news station, covered the event.A modest but strong rally was held at the Durham, N.C., Greyhound station. Participants included members of the Temporary Protected Status Committee, Extinction Rebellion, FIRE and the Durham Workers Assembly. Also joining was Miguel Staten whose nephew, DeAndre Ballard, was killed by security guards. Duke University students were there. When demonstrators refused to leave for the first hour, Greyhound officials repeatedly sent their goons to chase them out. The activists responded by staying on the sidewalk on Greyhound property for another hour.An action was held in Atlanta at the Greyhound station, a very small facility in a distressed area downtown near the Atlanta Immigration Court and the now-closed Atlanta City Detention Center. As activists distributed a “Know-your-rights” flier, a concerned Greyhound driver asked them what to do if ICE stops her bus. She promised to share the leaflet with other drivers. Greyhound security officers claimed protesters couldn’t picket on the sidewalk because it was company property. They threatened to call the police. The activists responded that they had a right to pass out information about the company’s policies and suggested that Greyhound ask the police to bring the city ordinance that gives the company a public sidewalk. The Greyhound cops went back inside, and no city cops arrived at the scene.Houston FIRE confronts GreyhoundGreyhound was expecting activists as the FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere) protest gathered at the downtown Houston bus station on Oct. 27. The company’s security was tight, so activists were not able to get inside the building to distribute fliers to travelers. Police were called but left after they realized FIRE was legally protesting, leafleting and using a bullhorn. Every passenger who entered or exited the station heard the message: “Border Patrol off Greyhound Buses Now!” The station’s front doors were open, so the chants reverberated inside for all to hear.Many passengers expressed surprise that Greyhound allowed Border Patrol agents to enter their buses to ask for documents and to arrest passengers who could not quickly prove they were in the U.S. legally. A man who was from Italy was surprised that a company would treat their clients so disrespectfully. An elderly woman told FIRE activists that since Greyhound “doesn’t like Hispanics, I’m going across the street to the other bus company.” FIRE members vowed to return to the station to continue pressuring Greyhound to provide transportation and not allow deportations from their buses.In Oakland, Calif., a small but mighty demonstration took place in front of the Greyhound bus station to demand “Get ICE off your buses!” Participants included members of the Task Force on the Americas, FIRE, Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Democratic Socialists of America, Jewish Voice for Peace, Workers World Party, and Communist Workers League/Bay Area. Some retired unionists participated, as did an East Bay Latino poet and activist from Xochipilli, Latino Men’s Circle. Greyhound sent security guards to make sure demonstrators were not blocking entrances. They weren’t. The action received a great response from people about to catch a Greyhound bus. Everyone was outraged about what Greyhound is doing. One Oakland resident said he had recently been in El Paso, Texas, where Border Patrol agents stopped the bus he was on and harassed people about their papers. The local Latinx station Telemundo and Fox channel KTVU covered the protest. Workers World Party staged a demonstration at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Ore., calling attention to the collaboration between ICE and Greyhound. Participants denounced the racist war on im/migrants and the imperialist-created im/migrant crisis. The protest built on previous actions, including a demonstration at the Portland Greyhound terminal several weeks ago. Activists vow to continue agitating on this issue for as long as needed to combat the ongoing war on migrants. The demonstration was part of the national day of action.Nathaniel Chase, Siddika Degia, Ellie Dorritie, Judy Greenspan, Joshua Hanks, Dianne Mathiowetz, Betsey Piette, Gloria Rubac and Dante Strobino contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A 75th anniversary salute to Vietnam’s August Revolution

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this We live in tumultuous times, and it is during times like this that we as socialists must look to the struggles and successes of our predecessors to give us inspiration to continue our struggle. As a Vietnamese-American, I take heart in remembering the struggles of my people in their fight for independence from colonial and imperialist powers. August 19 is a special day, for it marks the 75th anniversary of the Vietnamese August Revolution!On this day in 1945, under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh (aka League for the Independence of Vietnam), my people organized uprisings and demonstrations throughout Vietnam, with the Viet Minh eventually seizing the city of Hanoi.Viet Minh troops enter Hanoi, 1945Comrade Ho then declared independence for the newly formed Democratic Republic of Vietnam on Sept. 2, 1945. However, the French colonizers were not going to just allow their imperial holdings to remain free without a fight; in the early months of 1946, they arrived back in the country with full military force to re-establish control, causing the Vietnamese people to launch the French Resistance War.For almost ten long, bloody years, my people fought against the invaders, until eventually the Viet Minh struck the final blow against the French at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, ending the war. However, the test for the newly independent socialist nation had only just begun, because as soon as the French left, U.S. imperialists took their place.Thus began what is often called the Vietnam War, a conflict we Vietnamese call “the War of American Aggression.” (A much more fitting name, if I do say so myself.) For nearly 20 more years the brave Vietnamese, under the leadership of the National Liberation Front, fought against the most powerful military force in the world, and by 1975, declared victory as the last of the U.S. imperialists were driven out.Why is this important, besides celebrating such an important day in the history of our Vietnamese comrades? The answer is simple: we struggle every day here “in the belly of the beast,” as Che Guevara put it, fighting for the freedom of the working class at the very imperial core. Times are tough now, but when we look at our past as socialists and see the example the Vietnamese people—my people—set for us, we should take heart. Our struggle continues, just as theirs did against the French and U.S. imperialists.And just like my people, we will win!Comrade Tano is a non-binary, genderfluid person of Vietnamese descent. They choose to write under this name to protect themselves, while still supporting and celebrating their history as a Vietnamese socialist. last_img read more

Media Operations Centre gets backing from Haitian government

first_imgNews Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Haïti Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Haiti’s culture and communications minister, Marie-Laurence Jocelyn-Lassègue, has given her support for the Media Operations Centre installed in Port-au-Prince by Reporters Without Borders and Quebecor. Their representatives are to meet with her in the capital this morning (at 9 a.m. local time) to discuss the way the centre will function and the choice of journalists to run it.The centre’s mandate is to:1- make the equipment that Haitian journalists need to work available to them2- act as a place where they can meet their international colleagues3- offer the various organisations that defend journalists in Haiti a place where they can operate4- act as a news centre for the various government authorities and NGOs that want to address as many media as possible5- advise and assist the government and its partners as regards relaunching news media that were hit by the 12 January earthquake, both in the capital and provinces, especially in the towns of Petit-Goâve, Grand-Goâve and Léogâne, which were very badly affected.Located on Cheriez Street in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Canapé-Vert, the centre has room for up to 20 journalists to work at any one time, a news conference room that can hold 40 people and a terrace that can hold 60 people. It will have broadband Internet, telephone lines, an audio and video conference system, a satellite TV link and printers, as well as facilities for journalists in distress.Canada’s governor-general, Mickaëlle Jean, plans to address a message in Creole to the Haitian people via the centre tomorrow. We invite Haitian President René Préval to hold a meeting with the press in the centre and we hope that the presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers of the countries with particularly close ties with Haiti will also chose this way to make a concrete commitment to the reconstruction of the Haitian media.According to Mark Harvey, leading the European response for Internews, an international media development organization which has been designated by UNOCHA to coordinate all international media assistance efforts to Haiti, “Local journalists in Port-au-Prince are the vital link between the humanitarian relief and the Haitian population who is desperate for information. Haitian media professionals are struggling to get back to their vital work, and the importance of the work of Reporters Without Borders in helping to do this cannot be underestimated.”This centre belongs to Haiti’s journalists. Its ability to continue operating in the medium term will depend on the technical and financial assistance it receives from other NGOs, international bodies and foreign media.Reporters Without Borders and Quebecor would finally like to pay tribute to four journalists who died in the earthquake: Wanel Fils of Radio Galaxie in Port-au-Prince, Franklin Laurent and Leiva Jasmin (disappeared) of Radio Koha, and Bazelais Volcy of Radio Echo 2000 in Petit-Goâve.With the support of RSF_en November 14, 2019 Find out more Organisation News June 11, 2019 Find out morecenter_img to go further Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice News January 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media Operations Centre gets backing from Haitian government Help by sharing this information HaïtiAmericas HaïtiAmericas October 11, 2019 Find out more Another journalist murdered in Haitilast_img read more