Property prices drop as market flooded

first_img Property prices drop as market flooded John Dunne whatsapp Share Monday 16 August 2010 5:30 am whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot UK property asking prices dropped for the second month in a row as the market was hit by over-supply, according to property website Rightmove.The survey also found that the market had also been subdued in the summer period.Sellers reduced prices by 1.7 per cent during the month to 7 August, leaving the average asking value down by £4,091 at £232,241.Soaring numbers of sellers outnumbered buyers, with the imbalance in supply and demand compounded as many house hunters took summer holidays.Rightmove found available stock per agent rose to its highest August level for three years, up 41.3 per cent on a year earlier to 29,220 a week.It warned market conditions “bear some similarities” to the torrid second half of 2008 when the credit crunch left prices plunging by 7.1 per cent as agents struggled to shift stock.Rightmove director Miles Shipside said: “There needs to be a spur to cause prices to rise.“However, as mortgages won’t become available to the masses and last year’s stock shortages show no sign of reappearing, we can’t see it happening during the remainder of 2010.” last_img read more

WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centerthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com KCS-content Share Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:58 pm WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING whatsapp whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESKPMG HIRES NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FOR NEW OVERSIGHT BODYKPMG Europe has hired three non-executive directors to sit on a new oversight body in a move that highlights the differing ways big audit firms are complying with regulatory changes in the UK. The directors are: Sir Steve Robson, a retired senior civil servant at the UK Treasury, Tom de Swaan, a former chief financial officer of ABN Amro, the Dutch bank; and Alfred Tacke, a veteran of the German economics ministry.HOLIDAYBREAK BUYS STAKE IN GERMAN GROUPHolidaybreak has purchased a 50 per cent stake in Meininger, a German tour accommodation group, for €36.5m (£30.9m), with the option to buy the remaining shares within three years. The UK travel company said the deal between its PGL subsidiary and Meininger would boost Holidaybreak’s education travel division as well as allow the German group to provide student tours.NORTHUMBRAIN IN CPI PENSION BOOSTNorthumbrian Water has become one of the first UK companies to benefit from a government-led change to the way that retirement payments are calculated, which the utility disclosed had helped cut its defined benefit pension deficit by a fifth.COUNCILS GIBVEN £4BN TO PROMOTE WELLNESSSome £4bn of NHS money is to be set aside for preventing ill-health and promoting wellness, with a good chunk of it handed over to English local authorities. The radical shift in funding from 2013 will provide a ring-fenced budget for public health for the firstr time since councils lost their health functions 40 years ago in the 1974 NHS reorganisation.THE TIMESTESCO FEEDS APPETITE FOR BANKING JOBSScotland could have almost as many jobs in financial services by the end of next year as before the financial crisis after an announcement by Tesco Bank that it expects to have 2,300 people working for it by late 2011. The financial services offshoot of the supermarket group said yesterday that it had bought a second headquarters building in Edinburgh to house the new staff it is recruiting.MADOFF LIQUIDATORS WIDEN SEARCH TO UKLiquidators of Bernard Madoff’s operations in the US and UK have joined forces to recoup assets of the convicted fraudster’s UK unit, including an Aston Martin. Under an agreement filed in court in New York, Grant Thornton agreed with Irving Picard to co-ordinate lawsuits in the UK.The Daily TelegraphGAZPROM AND VITOL TO START TRADING RAINFORESTA scheme to trade chunks of the world’s rainforest on the financial markets will sell its first credits to Gazprom and Vitol, two of the world’s biggest commodity companies.The REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme is currently being negotiated at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico.CHINA AND RUSSIA CIRCLING LIKE VULTURES OVER BG’S AND SHELL’S KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY PROJECTSChina and Russia are “circling like vultures” over BG Group and Royal Dutch Shell’s energy projects in Kazakhstan, according to US diplomatic papers revealed by WikiLeaks. Chinese oil companies have bought up more than a quarter of Kazakhstan’s oil production.THE WALL STREET JOURNALCARREFOUR CUTS OUTLOOK ON HIGHER BRAZIL CHARGESFrench retail giant Carrefour said yesterday that it will incur one-time charges related to its Brazilian operations of €550m (£459m) this year, up sharply from a previous estimate of €180m, prompting the company to lower its full-year operating-profit target. “What happened in Brazil was clearly a malfunction,” Carrefour Chief Executive Lars Olofsson said during a conference call.AIRBUS TO ANNOUNCE NEW-ENGINE A320After months of consideration, European planemaker Airbus is expected to announce as soon as Wednesday that it will offer an updated version of its popular A320 single-aisle jet with more efficient, state-of-the-art engines from General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) HY2010 Presentation

first_imgCentum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke)  2010 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the First Mutual Properties Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) in the past 12 months, as of 5th May 2021, is US$5.78M (ZWL591.59M). An average of US$481.78K (ZWL49.3M) per month.First Mutual Properties Limited Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d invest in shares after the FTSE 100’s dramatic declines

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kevin Godbold “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” How I’d invest in shares after the FTSE 100’s dramatic declines Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares As I write this on Tuesday 3 March, the US Federal Reserve just announced its intention to cut its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points. The move aims to fight an economic slowdown that could gain traction because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.And, according to news reports, the Bank of England is considering interest rate cuts as part of a broad range of “steps to support the economy and financial system.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I think that’s important news because the UK markets tend to follow those of the US. And the American interest rate move appears to have boosted stock prices in the US, building on Monday’s gains – at least for the time being (15.30 hrs in the UK on 3/3/20).Banks unhappyThe finance sector is down in the US though. Banks won’t like falling interest rates. And on the London stock exchange, I note that Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, HSBC and other banks are all showing negative moves with their share prices – a case of the UK following the US again, perhaps.It’s a fluid situation, which is why I was careful to record the date and the time of my comments above. It could all change tomorrow, next week, or indeed by the end of the day. And one strong possibility is that we haven’t seen the bottom of the move down for the markets.It’s typical of markets in a down-trend to show sharp reversals, for example. Indeed, the gains of the early part of this week could disappear in a flash, and share prices could plunge lower still, even undercutting their lows of last week. If the news flow relating to COVID-19 really digs in and accelerates, we could see an eventual top-to-bottom correction of 50%, or more.Indeed, COVID-19 is a wildcard that has thrown out the window most previous assumptions I was making about the markets. So how is a poor investor supposed to handle such powerful set-backs?Where to focusOne place to start could be to make sure that the shares you’re holding are all backed with companies running strong, high-quality businesses. I’d look for players dominant in their trading niches and businesses with defensive, cash-generating characteristics. You can get a good idea about how the stocks you’re holding measure up by looking at their financial and trading records.I like to see a record of generally rising revenue, earnings, cash flow and shareholder dividends. And it’s good to have robust profit margins and decent returns against assets and capital invested. For me, modest levels of debt are desirable too.Maybe it’s time to think again about the shares you may be holding of companies with weaker business models, such as cyclicals and those facing high competition.If you’re happy with the underlying quality in your portfolio, maybe a second step could be to ignore the general news and concentrate only on what your investee companies are reporting. Tough it out, and hold through this uncertain period.Finally, you could put more money to work in the markets if decent stocks representing quality businesses sell at discount prices on any further stock market falls. Or drip-feed money into managed and tracker funds.For what it’s worth, I’m doing all those things with the expectancy that 10 years from now I’ll be glad I did. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

I think these are two of the best UK defensive shares to buy today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Matthew Dumigan I think these are two of the best UK defensive shares to buy today Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 | More on: HIK SN I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The 2020 stock market crash has thrown up a bunch of winners as well as a long list of losers. Many stocks are trading on dirt-cheap valuations relative to pre-crash prices. But what are the best UK shares to buy in light of the current macroeconomic climate?Best shares = defensive sharesIn a time of economic uncertainty, defensive stocks are the go-to when it comes to reducing investment risk. Moreover, with many analysts predicting that the UK is heading for a recession, defensive shares are becoming sought after.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A defensive stock is one that provides consistent dividends and stable earnings regardless of the overall state of the stock market. In other words, the market could be in utter turmoil, but defensive stocks usually trade quite steadily.For instance, take supermarket stocks such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s. These companies provide vital goods and services that are consumed in times of economic uncertainty as well as stability.But in my opinion, FTSE 100 healthcare stocks are among the best UK defensive shares out there. After all, there will always be illnesses that need to be treated, whether we’re in a recession or not.Healthcare stocksThat brings me to medical technology company Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN) and multinational pharmaceuticals company Hikma (LSE: HIK).Being in the healthcare industry, the earnings, dividends and share prices of these two stocks should remain relatively stable throughout the crisis. Neither company will suffer a dry-up in demand on the same scale as many other FTSE 350 companies. And sad though it is, demand could actually increase.Since mid-March, the share prices of both Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Smith & Nephew have increased substantially, by around 38% and 18% respectively.On top of this, both companies boasted a strong financial performance in 2019, with Smith & Nephew reporting underlying revenue growth up by 4.4%. The company also increased its full-year dividend by 4%.Things were much the same at Hikma where the full-year report detailed that revenue was up by 6.6% and operating profit rose from $371m to $493m.Strong long-term investmentsI don’t think of these defensive stocks simply as investments geared towards shielding against wider drops in the market. I believe the fundamentals of these companies are such that both are strong long-term investments.As already outlined, both scored an impressive financial performance last year. What’s more, I’m confident they have the capacity to replicate something similar, if not better, this year. If so, I expect investors to profit from a post-crisis rise in share prices that could continue over the longterm.Hikma’s manufacturing facilities in Germany, Italy and Portugal, which are responsible for supplying injectable products to the US, Middle East and a growing number of markets in Europe, have been a catalyst for growth. I expect this proven strategy to continue delivering sustainable growth over the long term, rewarding investors in the process.Meanwhile, I think Smith & Nephew’s commitment to deliver an excellent customer experience, increase investment in innovation and further improve efficiency will continue to pay off and reward investors accordingly.That said, it’s worth noting that shares in the two firms don’t comes cheap. Both companies’ P/E ratios sit at around 19. Though for me, that’s justified by the prospect of strong earnings growth over the coming years.In my opinion, both are two of the best UK defensive shares to buy today. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hikma Pharmaceuticals. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Jaque Fourie broken cheekbone on Springbok return

first_imgMonday Aug 11, 2008 Jaque Fourie broken cheekbone on Springbok return Springbok center Jaque Fourie, who’s last Test for his country was the World Cup Final, made his comeback on Saturday against Argentina in Johannesburg . After an injury lay off of months, his successful recovery meant that he could join the team and take part in the Tri Nations.Fate had other ideas though, as within five minutes of making his entrance into the game, his attempted tackle on Argentinian right wing Piossek ended in disaster for the big center, as the collision meant his first significant involvement was also his last.The clash of heads fractured Fourie’s right cheekbone, which means he will require surgery this week. He will then be out of action for 6 weeks, ruling him out of the remainder of the Tri Nations.A place in the squad has again opened up for young Francois Steyn, with the toll of the friendly between Argentina and South Africa also claiming the scalp of enforcer Bakkies Botha, who’s knee injury means we won’t see him in action again this tournament either.The clip also shows a big hit from Butch Jameson Felipe Contepomi, and a superb try saver by Luke Watsonafter Piossek bounced off Fourie. PLEASE NOTE: This video has been removed by Mediazone, who own the rights to the footage and no longer allow us to use it. Apologies from our side. Time: 01:35 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Jaque Fourie broken cheekbone on Springbok return | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Socialists win Venezuela elections

first_imgLined up to vote in Venezuela, Oct. 15.Washington, Wall Street, the CIA and the U.S. corporate media got — for them — an unpleasant blow on Oct. 15 in Venezuela. The Venezuelan workers and farmers who support the Socialist Party government of President Nicolás Maduro voted that party into governmental office in 17 of the 23 states — with one still too close to call.In the total vote, Maduro’s PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela) came up with 54 percent. This is a strong reversal from the December 2015 parliamentary vote that gave the opposition — the pro-imperialist opposition — the majority in the legislature. That result threatened Chavista rule in the country.Since that vote, U.S. imperialism, with the support of the Spanish state and other NATO powers, has stepped up its efforts to strangle Venezuela economically while sabotaging it and supporting violence by the opposition.The Chavista government hung on and has now come out on top in two elections. First was the success of the elections to the Participant Assembly on July 30, which connected the masses in the country with the opportunity to influence changes in the governmental system. Next were these regional elections, which saw over 61 percent participation and brought the Chavistas a clear majority.Despite these good results for the revolutionary movement in Venezuela, there is still a threat from U.S. imperialism and its regional client regimes. Three of the Venezuelan states on the Colombian border were won by the opposition, known as the MUD (Democratic Unity Roundtable). Colombia is the South American regime most tightly allied with imperialism and most determined to oust the Maduro government.Here in the U.S., we have to assume that the corporate media will repeat the lies of the Republicans and Democrats maligning the legitimacy of the vote.But there is an important difference in voting in Venezuela and voting in the U.S. The Venezuelan Chavista government encourages the participation of youth, women and poor voters and those from formerly oppressed sections of the population. The U.S. and its component states make it difficult for Black and Latinx people to register and vote, and don’t even give time off for workers to vote. All incarcerated people in the U.S. are kept away from voting, and many prisoners are denied the right to vote even after they are freed. Meanwhile, the U.S. electoral college and senatorial system biases voting toward rural and wealthier areas.So any slander against Venezuelan voting from U.S. politicians is just that — hypocritical slander.After two straight electoral triumphs for Chavism, Venezuelans can be encouraged. So can those of us in the U.S. who support sovereignty for that South American country and who look forward to progress toward socialism. But we must stay on guard, ready to mobilize to prevent further interference from the U.S. against the Venezuelan people and the government they choose.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farm Bill Extension Approved by Senate

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Extension Approved by Senate SHARE Farm Bill Extension Approved by Senate SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 1, 2013 Facebook Twittercenter_img The giant New Year’s tax package rushed through the Senate on Tuesday morning includes a nine-month Farm Bill extension that forestalls any immediate spike in milk prices, but also represents a bitter blow for farmers who had hoped for long-sought changes in the dairy support program. In the final hours, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) found herself pushed aside in favor of legislative language generated by the office of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The upshot is a victory for Southern agricultural interests with the greatest stake in a costly system of direct cash payments to often already profitable producers. In the dairy arena, processors like Dean Foods Co. come out ahead, while the outcome is a major blow for the National Milk Producers Federation. Jerry Kozak, President and CEO of National Milk Producers Federation, blasted the extension and the rejection of reform in dairy policy, “These stop-gap efforts don’t even qualify as kicking the can down the road.  It’s little more than a New Year’s Day, hair-of-the-dog stab at temporarily putting off decisions that should have been made in 2012 about how to move farm policy forward, not offer more of the same.”  Ironically, it was the threat of sharp spikes in milk prices if action on a Farm Bill was not taken that even got the issue included in the tax package in the first place. Lawmakers were willing to pass on tax hikes, but not willing to pass on $6 a gallon milk prices to consumers. Almost 2 years of work by Congressional ag leaders on both sides was pushed aside in an effort to get a fiscal cliff compromise passed. “This package amounts to shoving farmers over the dairy cliff without providing any safety net below,” said Kozak.  Ferd Hoefner, policy direct for the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition told Politico, “The message is unmistakable – direct commodity subsidies, despite high market prices, are sacrosanct, while the rest of agriculture and the rest of rural America can simply drop dead.” Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, ranking minority member on the Senate Ag committee, tried to put the best face on the situation, “I am pleased that the final agreement also includes an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill through the end of September 2013. While this extension is not the best possible bill, I believe it is the best bill possible at this time. It provides consumers certainty by avoiding the dairy cliff, and it provides certainty to our producers and their lenders as Congress continues work on a Farm Bill in 2013.” The focus now moves to the House which is expected to take up the Senate passed measure on Tuesday.  Vice President Joe Biden, who brokered the deal with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, was expected to personally lobby House Democrats to get behind the arrangement when they met at noon ET.  House Speaker John Boehner was scheduled to brief House Republicans on the agreement at 1 p.m. ET. Boehner’s deputy, Republican leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, said no decision had yet been made on whether the House would vote on the measure. Previous articleGrowing Concern for Mississippi RiverNext articleSenate Deals with Farm Bill After All Gary Truittlast_img read more