Europe facing pensions crisis

first_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 21 September 2010 8:36 pm whatsapp whatsapp EUROPE faces a pensions time bomb with the estimated gap between what people are saving for retirement and what they will actually need to live comfortably when they retire estimated at €1.9 trillion (£1.6 trillion), a report claims today.Europe’s annual “pensions gap” is equivalent to 19 per cent of the European Union’s (EU) GDP for this year, according to the report published by insurance giant Aviva today.At a country level the UK, France, Germany and Spain have the largest national pensions gaps. The UK’s annual pension gap was equivalent to 26 per cent of GDP, added Aviva.Aviva suggests the gap is so severe that an increase in the state retirement age of up to ten years, working beyond retirement or a substantial reduction in living standards may be inevitable.The report came as pensions minister Steve Webb warned there would be a dramatic rise in the number of pensioners in 2012, putting even greater strain on the public finances. The Department for Work and Pensions estimates 800,000 people will reach the national state pension age in 2012.The government estimates that pension spending will increase by £4bn by 2012 Europe facing pensions crisis KCS-content More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Kambi posts revenue and profit growth in 2018

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Kambi Group has cited the renewal of contracts with a number of customers as one of the main reasons behind year-on-year growth in revenue and profit for 2018. Full-year revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 amounted to €76.2m (£66.9m/$86.4m), up from €62.1m in the previous year. The sports betting services provider said a significant number of customers renewed their contracts over the past year, which positively impacted revenue growth during the year.However, Kambi noted an increase in operating expenses for the year, due in part to an increase in staff numbers after expanding its trading and product development teams.Expenses totalled $63.5m last year, up from €54.4m in 2017, with staff costs in particular increasing from $24.1m to $28.2m.Meanwhile, profit before tax increased from $7.4m in 2017 to $12.3m in the past year, while profit after tax also climbed from $5.9m to $9.8m. Comprehensive income for the year stood at €9.5m, up from €5.3m in 2017. Kambi said this is inline with its investment strategy, with a focus on creating a strong business proposition. The supplier will push ahead with this strategy in 2019, with plans in place to open an office in Philadelphia before the end of the first quarter, in order to support its expansion efforts in the US. CEO Kristian Nylén cited activity in the US as key highlights for Kambi during the past year, singling out sports betting launches with DraftKings at Resorts Casino in New Jersey and Rush Street Interactive’s Rivers Casino and SugarHouse in Pennsylvania. “With the US market high on Kambi’s priority list, our ability to demonstrate our high-quality on-property sportsbook and prompt time-to-market leaves us well-placed moving forward, particularly considering the emphasis US operators and state regulators place on the retail channel. “When also factoring in the early success we have had online in New Jersey, I’m not surprised Kambi is now seen as the leading multi-channel sports betting supplier in this burgeoning market.” For the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 2018, Kambi revenue amounted to €21.7m, up from €19m in the same period last year. However, operating profit fell from €5m to €4.2m and profit after tax slipped from €3.9m to €3.3m. Despite this, Nylén was upbeat about the three-month period: “Bearing in mind the comparative period in 2017 delivered Kambi’s highest ever operator trading margin, our Q4 2018 performance is particularly pleasing and highlights the positive momentum we have built within the business.” Meanwhile, Nylén also said that Kambi has started 2019 positively, with the launch of new customers in multiple markets, while the company has also signed an agreement to relaunch the mybet German sports betting brand later this year. “The business remains in great shape for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” he said. Finance Topics: Finance Sports betting Kambi Group has cited the renewal of contracts with various customers as one of the main reasons behind year-on-year growth across revenue and profit for 2018. Tags: Online Gamblingcenter_img 13th February 2019 | By contenteditor Kambi posts revenue and profit growth in 2018 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (SCB.gh) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate, and institutional sectors. Its full-service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and electronic banking services to foreign exchange and currency accounts, trade and working capital solutions, international trade accounts and personal overdraft and unsecured loans. The company also provides bancassurance and asset protection services. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC operates a network of 27 branches and 56 ATMS in the major towns and cities of Ghana. The company was founded in 1896 making it one of the oldest financial institutions in West Africa. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sun Limited (SUN.mu) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgSun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu)  2012 interim results for the half year.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

Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Brian O’Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

first_imgTuesday Apr 23, 2013 Brian O’Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco Leinster are waiting to hear if Zebre’s Mauro Bergamasco will be cited following an off the ball tackle on Brian O’Driscoll during the RaboDirect PRO12 match at the weekend. So near to the Lions tour, fans will be pleased to note that he wasn’t injured.  There have been vocal calls for a citing though, as the Leinster star was tackled not only without the ball, but lifted and dumped down in a way that could have caused some damage.It appeared as though Bergamasco thought he had read an inside switch, but you can see he was looking at O’Driscoll – who didn’t have the ball – and went through with the heavy tackle anyway.It went unnoticed and unpunished at the time, despite the centre being clearly incensed. A shoulder injury ahead of the Lions tour, especially in this manner, would have been cruel irony.The PRO12 Independant Citing Commisioner has 50 hours from the start of the match to make a decision on whether Bergamasco should be cited. That runs to 4:30pm today. Coach Joe Schmidt was relieved to leave Italy without any injuries, after Isa Nacewa was also on the receiving end of a questionable tackle. He wasn’t overly concerned at the time though.“I think there were a couple of things that might get looked at. They were both happy to continue,” said Schmidt. “Drico hasn’t played a lot in the last 10 weeks and Isa didn’t play over the Six Nations at all. They were pretty keen to get game time under their belts. So, we left them on.”Leinster won the game 41-22, with O’Driscoll setting up a try and playing well throughout. Do you think Bergamasco should be cited for this, or was he just overzealous?*Wednesday 24 April update: Bergamasco was not cited. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture

first_img “COPY” 2013 Spain CopyHouses•Botarell, Spain House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/375102/house-for-pau-and-rocio-arnau-tinena-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena+ 18 Share Projects 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/375102/house-for-pau-and-rocio-arnau-tinena-architecture Clipboard Year:  Area:  148 m² Area:  148 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Courtesy of Arnau TiñenaText description provided by the architects. The social structure of Spanish families has changed in a few years. Pau and Rocío are a young couple that having just turned 30 decide to built their own home. Save this picture!DetailIt  may seem surprising given the difficult economic situation we are going through in Spain, but this new profile of entrepreneurs is quite different from the mortgage-based model that made the housing bubble burst . Save this picture!Courtesy of Arnau TiñenaThis is a small house designed specifically for them, carefully dimensioned and contained, without excesses. The permanent incompletion of the work is due to the lack of resources, the building will be completed over time…. The economic and social indeterminacy requires an open project, receptive to changes…We propose a growing structure organized by program stripes using the minimum energy and economic resources .Their working in the fields explains their strong link to the land and the agricultural landscape of the region of Baix Camp, and for that reason they want to live specifically in this territory. From the beginning they took an active part in the process.Save this picture!Courtesy of Arnau TiñenaIt is a house rooted in the territory, but at the same time flexible and transformable, ready to grow and absorb the familiar changes over time.Botarell has a very close relationship with nature. Located at the foot of the mountains of Prades the urban morphology of the village presents diffuse limits with the countryside, traditionally dedicated to the cultivation of wine, almonds, hazelnuts and olives. A dry and hot landscape, with an intense light, that creates an atmosphere similar to the lethargic paintings of De Chirico.Save this picture!Courtesy of Arnau TiñenaThe House is built on a plot with neighbours on both sides. Situated on the boundary between a modern extension of the village and the countryside, it is visually seen as the continuity of the agricultural landscape. The organization strategy arises from the reactivation of latent geometrical cropland structure, conceived as efficient systems of parallel bands. The project is a device born from an ancient landscape order, which has traditionally organized the territory.Landscape as a designing tool. The arrangement of the programme in transformable functional bands pursues the most economical, logical and efficient solution. The House is organized in layers of privacy, introverted on both sides and the side facing the street , and opened completely to the South to ensure quality light, establish an intimate indoor-outdoor relationship, minimize thermal losses and protect from the strong north wind.Save this picture!Courtesy of Arnau TiñenaThe use of local materials  such as concrete, ceramic or wood, and local construction techniques try to minimize transportation costs.  The use of natural energies intends to minimize the consumption of energy resources of the building. Low-tech solutions such as a good orientation, the use of rainwater for the garden watering or the ventilation flows are priorities in the designing process.Save this picture!Courtesy of Arnau TiñenaThis House is designed for a specific landscape, culture, and people.It is closely linked to the land, but, at the same time, it wants to be an open and elastic system, a simple, flexible, scalable and reprogrammable structure that should grow along with the needs of its inhabitants, in order to deal with economic and social turbulences in the coming years.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessSalotto Urbano Proposal / Michela Romano, Emanuela Ortolani, Federica Spinaci, Eleon…Unbuilt ProjectIn Residence: Claudio SilvestrinArticles Share Houses House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture Architects: Arnau Tiñena Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeArnau Tiñena ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBotarellHousesSpainPublished on May 22, 2013Cite: “House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture” 22 May 2013. 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Swisshouse Galbisio / Davide Macullo Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Bellinzona, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905522/swisshouse-galbisio-davide-macullo-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Alexandre Zveiger Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDavide Macullo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBellinzonaSwitzerlandPublished on November 09, 2018Cite: “Swisshouse Galbisio / Davide Macullo Architects” 09 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Galbisio 瑞士之家 / Davide Macullo 建筑事务所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 Swisshouse Galbisio / Davide Macullo Architects 2017 Swisshouse Galbisio / Davide Macullo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSwisshouse Galbisio / Davide Macullo Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905522/swisshouse-galbisio-davide-macullo-architects Clipboard Houses Year:  Manufacturers: Catalano, Flaminia, Jacuzzi, Miele, Porcelaingres GmbH, 5 Stelle SASave this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Our design is an articulated construction meant for the enjoyment of the spaces for many years to come.Save this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerFrom afar the building is a marker in the landscape, it expresses a meaning already suggested by its context. From close up, it is a collection of many things and from within, a world, that changes with the passing of the hours of the day and the days of the year.Save this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerThe design is like a constellation of points, each one’s luminosity defining our priorities, corresponding to the ambitions of those who live within it and is an interpretation of the spaces that embrace the joys of life.Save this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerWe have built a place for the present that projects back into memory and forward into the future: the memory of pristine landscapes where the buildings of local stone had to resist until eternity, protecting the inhabitants; when gestures were used sparingly in order to concentrate strength. Now, they respond to a different perception, perhaps more evolved, to adapt to the speed of life.Save this picture!Ground floor planHowever, the ultimate goal of a space remains as giving comfort to its inhabitant. This for us represents the drive towards the future; working to improve the quality of life and creating a place of positive energy, where man is the protagonist in finding his way to become a better person.Save this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerThe construction is used as a primary dwelling. It is designed as a volume enclosed by a set of concrete sects. Beginning as a cube and a square plan, these concrete blades are shifted three dimensionally to open the space up to the Alpine landscape, while maintaining privacy. It protects the inhabitants from visual collisions with the neighbours yet is generous in its prospect, the borrowed landscape becoming part of daily life.Save this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerThe plan of the house is staggered by a mid level floor, allowing the house adhere to the gentle slope of the land. To the south, a double stair system brings us to the terraces of the kitchen and the living room. This aspect underlines the importance of the relationship between this new presence and the traditional stone constructions of the region where the external stairs offered access to the upper floor level.Save this picture!1st floor planThe cube, the primal element of this new organism in which to live, is the place of calm and the fulcrum of the hill. Its concrete blades are fragments, broken off from the medieval castle walls of Bellinzona. It is our ideal home, an enclosure that opens up to the context and breathes it in, making us part of these wonderful surroundings.Save this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerThe space dilates across diverse horizons, in different directions, all intended by the design, and by the nearby details, like the tree or the vines of the neighbours’ gardens.Save this picture!SectionArchitecture takes its roots from the place in which it is born and defines the time that runs in our senses. It changes and grows with us. It outlast us and we gift it to the future. Every house built with love will never stop surprising us, helping us and growing with us and those who will follow us.Save this picture!© Alexandre ZveigerProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Make Earth Plaster in 5 Easy-to-Follow StepsArchitecture NewsWilkinson Eyre Unveils Glass Chimney Lift for Battersea Power StationArchitecture News Sharecenter_img ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Alexandre Zveiger+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects “COPY” Switzerland Architects: Davide Macullo Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

GAZA RESISTS U.S.-backed Israeli terror

first_imgBy Gene Clancy and Deirdre GriswoldProtest in New York City’s Times Square Nov. 18 as Israel masses tanks and troops on Gaza border.WW photo: G. DunkelNov. 19 — Israel has launched another brutal military attack on the Palestinian people living in Gaza, a small, densely populated strip of land that houses 1.7 million people. Once again, Israel has the complete backing of the U.S. government, which for decades has bankrolled the Zionist settler state and its military, enabling their many assaults on the Arab and Muslim peoples of the oil-rich region.Gilad Sharon, a major in the Israeli army and son of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, wrote in the Nov. 18 Jerusalem Post: “We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza.” He justified this by comparing Gaza to Nagasaki, where the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb at the end of World War II, killing at least 75,000 people.Israel has launched hundreds of missile and air strikes into Gaza since Nov. 14. Its most recent targets have been media offices and vehicles. Israeli strategists don’t want the world to see heart-wrenching images of what they have done, like the photo of a grief-stricken father carrying his dead 11-month-old son, the victim of a U.S.-made Israeli “smart bomb.” Jihad Misharawi, an employee of BBC Arabic, not only lost his young son, Omar. His sister-in-law was killed and his brother was seriously injured when their house was struck in the Israeli attack.For days, the Israeli military propaganda machine has been pumping out images and commentary bragging about “surgical strikes” and killing Hamas’ top military commander, Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari, at the beginning of this new onslaught.The U.S. capitalist-owned media focus mostly on the few casualties in southern Israel caused by missiles fired from Gaza. When the destruction and death caused by Israeli air and missile strikes are shown, they rarely get equal coverage. The casualty figures, however, tell the real story: Palestinian deaths and injuries are 10 times those of Israelis. As of Nov. 19, the dead in Gaza numbered 91 and the wounded 700. Israel reports three people killed and 79 wounded by Hamas rockets.Despite Israel’s overwhelming military advantage, the impoverished people of Gaza have not been cowed by these latest attacks. They continue to support Hamas, which is demanding that Israel end its five-year blockade of Gaza and pledge not to attack again. Hamas is also demanding multinational guarantees that Israel will abide by its commitments. In the meantime, Hamas says it will continue launching rockets into Israel, including a newer generation that can reach as far as Tel Aviv, Israel’s capital.News reports on funerals for Gazans killed in the attacks describe a passionate determination to continue the struggle rather than surrender to Israeli terror — like the murder of a 13-year-old Palestinian by an Israeli military vehicle. It was when Palestinians responded by attacking the vehicle that Israel claimed the right to revive its criminal policy of “targeted assassination” and launched its deadly assault on Gaza City.The condemnation of these deadly outrages has been swift and worldwide. Demonstrations against Israel and in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza are taking place on every continent.As thousands demonstrated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in support of Gaza, Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel and sent Prime Minister Hisham Kandil to Gaza to offer Egypt’s solidarity.Arab politicians used to collaborating with U.S. imperialism have been put on the spot by the mass reaction to Israel’s aggression. Iraq’s representative to the Arab League, Qais al-Azzawy, called on Arab states to use oil as a weapon to put pressure on the U.S. and Israel.Even Jordan’s King Abdullah cancelled a trip to Britain amid fears that his country could be the next to experience the Arab Spring’s demands for change. Protesters had packed the streets of Amman, the capital, demanding an end to the monarch’s rule. The cancellation followed protests in solidarity with Palestine but also opposing a hike in gasoline prices. At least one protester was killed and 75 injured.Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoðan, who has joined the imperialist-supported attacks on Syria, told the truth when he called Israel a terror state after its assault on Gaza.The Palestinian people have every right to return to historic Palestine, but they are banned from doing so by a murderous regime of settlers who have come primarily from Europe and the U.S. and who every year encroach further on their lands.The Palestinian people have every right to defend themselves against Israel’s military onslaught and economic strangulation. Now is the time to support their heroic determination to stand up against U.S./Israeli terror in the Middle East.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The death of Gary King

first_imgGary King mural.Cathy King, Gary King’s mother, told Workers World that Gary was 20 years old when he was killed on Sept. 20, 2007, in Oakland, Calif. Gary had been selling vacuum cleaners but had that day off, so he went to a friend’s house. Then Cathy got a call from his friend telling her that she had to come to 54th Street and Martin Luther King Blvd.Cathy recounted how she and her spouse arrived at a police scene. They saw their son on the ground and tried to get to him. Even though she told the police she was his mother, they wouldn’t let the two get close. She was again turned down when she asked if she could ride in ambulance. When the two tried to follow the ambulance, they realized after a while that they had gotten ahead of it. The ambulance had turned off its siren.When Cathy and her spouse tried to see their son in the emergency room, they were not allowed in. Then a nurse came and told them “they were sorry.” Even after his death, the two were still not allowed to see Gary, with the police claiming the body was “evidence.” Cathy told WW how she wasn’t allowed to see Gary’s body for six days.Cathy was able to piece together from friends and other eyewitnesses the following information: Gary was outside of a corner store with friends. Officer Patrick Gonzales claimed he suspected they were dealing drugs. Gonzales called Gary over to his car and asked him his name. Then he tried to put him in handcuffs. When Gary resisted, Gonzales grabbed Gary by his braids, tased and then shot him. Officer Richard Coglio claimed that when he rolled Gary over, he found a gun on him. Gonzales claimed Gary kept reaching for it, but Coglio testified that Gonzales never warned him that Gary was armed.Record of brutalityPatrick Gonzales is one of Oakland’s most notorious killer cops. In 2001, Gonzales was accused of strip searching a young man in broad daylight and then dislocating his jaw. In March 2002, he shot and killed Joshua Russell for allegedly being involved in an armed robbery.In June 2006, Gonzales shot and wounded Amir Rollins for allegedly being armed with a shotgun. On March 21, 2009, Gonzales shot and killed Lovelle Mixon, as he and other Oakland police moved on the apartment Mixon was in.Writer Ali Winston in his article “Deadly Secrets,” about police violence against Occupy Oakland and about “the two most violent confrontations between police and Occupy protesters,” wrote: “The Tango squads armed with less-than-lethal projectiles and chemical munitions were posted at 14th and Broadway in front of City Hall on the evening of October 25 and were led by Sergeants Patrick Gonzales and Ronald Holmgren.” (East Bay Express, Oct. 12, 2011)Winston continues: “Multiple lawsuits alleging wrongful death, excessive force, illegal searches, and racial profiling incidents involving Gonzales have resulted in at least $3.6 million paid by the city in settlement money. Law enforcement experts say he fits the profile of the ‘bad apple.’”In a follow-up article Winston described how Gonzales, who had an extensive history of use of deadly force, “also fired bean bag projectiles from his shotgun during a clash with marchers on the afternoon of the 25th.“ (“OPD Used Violent Cops Against Occupy,” Dec. 21, 2011)DA report on discrepancies in cops’ storiesThe Alameda County District Attorney finally released a report in April 2013, almost six years later, absolving Gonzales of any wrongdoing in Gary King’s killing. In an article about the report, “Oakland Police Too Quick to Fire,” Thomas Peele wrote about how Gonzales claimed in testimony that he had found the gun in King’s pants after cuffing him. “‘The difference in the two accounts is just huge,’ said LaDoris Cordell, San Jose’s independent police monitor and a retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judge who reviewed the case for the newspaper.“She said the discrepancy calls into question whether Gonzales knew King had a gun when he shot him. ‘As a firearms instructor, Gonzales would have known to warn Coglio if he believed Coglio was approaching an armed man,’ Cordell said.” (San Jose Mercury News, May 2)Peele described the testimony of Sgt. Donna Hoppenhauer, the internal affairs investigator, who never mentioned the conflicting reports, with Coglio claiming he also found the gun. Peele wrote, “Shortly after Hoppenhauer’s testimony, Oakland agreed to pay King’s family $1.5 million to end the lawsuit. Gonzales, by then, was back on the street.”Cathy King, who described how police murders only happen to people of color, told WW how they had a vigil right after Gary was killed. An artist painted a mural of Gary on a Bay Area Rapid Transit pillar near where he was killed. Protests were held every Thursday at Oakland City Hall for a period of time. A major protest was held on the day Gonzalez was supposed to go back to work.When asked what she hopes will come from the upcoming California statewide anti-police brutality demonstration on Oct. 22, Cathy thoughtfully talked about her “hope for some recognition,” saying, “We need a million-person march in D.C.”She expressed how she wants “the world to know that it happens all the time” and “the police [should] not be allowed to kill people with immunity. It should be illegal for them to give each other awards for killing people. They pat each other on the back. There should be programs for the victims’ families. They don’t even call my son a victim; they call him a suspect. Many families never receive counseling, although they are completely devastated. No, the president didn’t end racism.”Sadly she admitted that for a while after Gary’s killing, “I had no ambition for my other children except to stay alive.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more