ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileZB Financial Holdings Limited provides financial solutions to the commercial and merchant banking sector in Zimbabwe, as well as retail banking services, insurance operations and strategic investments. Known as Zimbank, the company services its clients through a nationwide footprint of branches in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe and electronic delivery channels. The Insurance division provides structured insurance products for short- and long-term insurance; and the Strategic Investment division offers shared services which include risk management, compliance and human resources, and investments in property holdings and sub-sectors of the financial sector. ZB Financial Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (1) Rector Martinsville, VA Canada’s Indigenous Anglicans lay out plan for self-determination Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Indigenous Ministries Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET November 22, 2016 at 9:37 am The search for holy people in our communities goes beyond administration, classrooms, workshops, it is discovering the people who can mend broken lives back together, to heal individuals, families and the community itself so that we can lease the conflict, tension and pain. The essence of those learnings is already developed in a person, our job as indigenous people is to help them shine, enable them to be who they are, to call them to leadership and to recognize the authority God has given them. Going to school is a small part of this process. That would be too easy. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ By André Forget Posted Nov 21, 2016 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Journal] On Nov. 18, Indigenous ministries and the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) laid out concrete steps for how they will continue to pursue self-determination for Indigenous Anglicans within the national church over the coming three years.Full article. Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN The Rev Canon Dr Malcolm Naea Chun says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder isn’t the only criminal who should be punished for lead poisoning Flint’s children. General Motors impoverished the Black majority city of Flint, Mich., by closing nine of the 10 plants it had there. GM owes billions in reparations.Flint was the center of what was once the world’s largest manufacturing corporation. So why did GM slaughter Flint?GM and other industrial giants wanted to end their dependence on Black labor. Forty-five years ago a quarter of the workers in U.S. steel mills and auto plants were African American. (“Organized Labor and the Black Worker,” by Philip Foner)Malcolm X had worked at Detroit’s Lincoln-Mercury plant. So had Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records.Deindustrialization wasn’t just the result of automation and superexploiting workers in other countries. It was also a political decision targeting Black workers.Wall Street never forgot how African Americans shook auto plants in the 1960s and 1970s. The League of Revolutionary Black Workers led wildcats in Detroit. There was a Black Panther Party caucus in GM’s Fremont, Calif., plant.“Like a tremendous explosive charge, the irresistible drive for Black freedom, a drive which necessarily includes all oppressed nationalities, is being brought into the plants,” was how Vince Copeland described this period in “Southern Populism and Black Labor.” Copeland was the founding editor of Workers World newspaper.On July 24, 1973, two Black workers — Larry Carter and Isaac Shorter — turned off the power at Chrysler’s Jefferson Avenue plant in Detroit. This was the first big sit-down strike in 36 years.Capitalism’s answer was to build most of the new auto plants away from large Black communities. This became standard practice starting in 1968, when GM opened its Lordstown, Ohio, plant.The capitalist class economically destroyed Detroit, just as it let Black people drown and starve in New Orleans.Chrysler got rid of 35,000 workers in Motown. From 1979 to 1982, Chrysler’s entire workforce went from 70 percent African-American to 30 percent.Jails, not jobsThe wholesale destruction of heavy industry in the Midwest caused the median income of African Americans to drop by 36 percent between 1978 and 1982. (Census Bureau, Historical Tables) A reverse migration began back to the South.The firing of hundreds of thousands of Black workers in auto, steel and other unionized occupations was accompanied by their wholesale incarceration.Capitalism closed the factories and poured in drugs and guns. The 2.3 million prisoners in the U.S. are workers, too.The racist character of new capitalist investment can be seen in Wisconsin.Milwaukee County has large Black and Latino/a communities. Some 55,000 manufacturing jobs were destroyed there between 1977 and 1992, before the North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented. But the rest of the state, which with few exceptions is overwhelmingly white, gained 66,000 of these factory jobs. (Census of Manufactures)Milwaukee’s Black community has never recovered from the closing of the A.O. Smith auto frame plant, American Motors and many other factories. One out of 25 African Americans in the Badger State is now in prison.When Black workers matter, all workers matterThe attacks on Black workers were a defeat for the entire multinational working class. The United Auto Worker contracts that Black workers helped win through strikes became a standard for workers coast-to-coast.Even workers in nonunion offices and other workplaces were to receive dental insurance and other benefits that came to be expected as part of the wage package.The biggest reason for declining union membership was thousands of closed factories, many of which had large numbers of African-American workers.The number of strikes involving more than a thousand workers fell from 424 in 1974 to a mere five in 2009. That’s a drop of 99 percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)Militant labor organizer Al Stergar told this writer that 16 Black workers were the key to winning an organizing strike in his small Milwaukee sweatshop. Stergar was a Workers World Party leader who died in 1996.Bosses knew that African Americans were the bedrock of union organizing campaigns. Clarence E. Elsas — owner of Atlanta’s now closed Fulton Industries bag and textile mills — admitted in 1962 that he didn’t hire Black workers in order to keep unions out. (“Hiring the Black Worker,” by Timothy Minchin) So even in the deep South of 54 years ago, bosses feared African Americans leading whites to a union.The 1973 Detroit sit-down strike at Chrysler’s Jefferson Avenue plant sparked a revolt of Black and white, largely Polish-American, workers against unsafe working conditions at Chrysler’s Lynch Road Forge plant. (“Detroit: I Do Mind Dying,” by Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin)Bosses put new factories and warehouses in locations like rural Wisconsin or just a mile beyond the last bus stop to avoid hiring Black workers. These tactics go hand-in-hand with staging ICE deportation raids against immigrant workers during union campaigns.For decades, the largest private employer of African Americans was the Pullman Co., with its sleeping car porters. Later, U.S. Steel and then General Motors opened up their hiring and moved to first place, with Ford and Chrysler close behind. That was a quantum leap forward.It’s a big step backward that the biggest employer of African Americans today is Walmart, with its poverty wages. Yet these “big box” stores represent a new concentration of workers that will inevitably force a union contract out of the Walton family and its $149 billion fortune.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
There is a new term to describe the super-rich: “centi-billionaires.” They are individuals whose net worth comes to over $100 billion. Having added $67.2 billion to his net worth in 2020, Amazon owner Jeff Bezos tops the list of global centi-billionaires: $182.2 billion as of Dec. 13, according to the Forbes website. Next in line, Tesla founder Elon Musk’s net worth of $147 billion represents an increase of over $100 billion to his wealth since 2019.Both Microsoft founder Bill Gates – net worth of $118.3 billion – and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg – net worth of $101.8 billion — saw income gains of over $10 billion each in 2020. Meanwhile, the 651 richest billionaires in the U.S. enjoyed a total net increase of over $1 trillion since the pandemic hit in mid-March, according to an analysis of Forbes financial data by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies. Their current combined net worth was over $4 trillion, as of Dec. 11. (tinyurl.com/y3qceb8e)With tens of millions out of work, and an end to extended unemployment insurance looming on the horizon, it is hard to fathom just what it means to have this much wealth – and to have done next to nothing to earn it. After all, the mega-profits of these super billionaires come from exploiting the labor of their workers, not from their own sweat and blood.Over a third of U.S. adults – around 83 million – are having problems paying for basic needs, including food, medical bills and rent/mortgage. The gains alone of these few hundred multi-billionaires since March 2020 could feed all the hungry, house all the homeless and cover all the medical needs related to the vaccine. If the U.S. Congress fails to pass a new relief bill, 12 million people will lose unemployment benefits on Dec. 26. Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director, calculated: “Their pandemic profits [$1 trillion] are so immense that America’s billionaires could pay for a major COVID relief bill and still not lose a dime of their pre-virus riches.” (truthout.com, Dec. 11)According to Clemente, the wealth growth of these 651 billionaires could provide a $3,000 stimulus payment to every person in the U.S. – and the affluent would still be richer than they were before the pandemic. Jeff Bezos’ net worth is bigger than the GDP of most countries. He could give everyone in Amazon’s 1.2 million full- and part-time global workforce a $75,000 bonus and still be as wealthy as he was before COVID-19. But such a “bonus” would only begin to cover the wealth Bezos has stolen from Amazon workers by not paying them the full value of their labor, especially since mid-March, when Amazon’s business skyrocketed due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.In 2011 the Occupy Wall Street movement emerged to focus attention on the growing wealth gap between the wealthiest 1 percent versus the 99 percent of the population struggling to get by. At that time, Bezos’ net worth was “only” $18.1 billion. In the U.S. 1,210 people had a net worth of $4.5 trillion – roughly two times the number of people who are worth that today. (www.forbes.com, Mar. 9, 2011)That just confirms that, under capitalism, wealth continues to be concentrated at the top and in fewer and fewer hands. While the COVID-19 crisis is a contributing factor, the extreme wealth disparities and the rise of the centi-billionaires in the U.S. were also fueled by four decades of flat wages for workers, and centuries of discrimination based on race, sex, gender, sexuality, disability and more.The vast wealth of the capitalists could be used to make the COVID vaccines free and accessible to everyone – and particularly to the most vulnerable workers and oppressed people – in the shortest possible time frame. But while a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is welcome, what is long overdue is a revolution to end the pandemic of capitalist profiteers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 RFA Applauds EPA for Recalculating 2014 Ethanol Export Estimates All quotes are delayed snapshots Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen applauded a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recalculate its ethanol export estimates for 2014. In a memorandum, which was placed on the RVO docket on July 24, EPA acknowledged that it made an error in determining the 2014 available supply of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), which are credits used to keep track of the amount of ethanol.“Kudos to the EPA for recognizing this important error and reassessing the 2014 ethanol export data,” said Dinneen. “This is a critical issue because it affects the estimate of how many RINs generated in 2014 will remain available for compliance with biofuel obligations required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). It also has implications for estimates of RIN carryover stocks.”The memo comes after RFA and member biofuel companies raised the issue in correspondence with the EPA in early June and again at a public hearing on June 25 on the RFS in which dozens of commenters took issue with the agency’s proposal to slash the renewable blending volume obligations (RVOs) for 2014–2016.According to the memo, “… public commenters indicated that they believed it was an error to treat the reported amounts of undenatured ethanol as being part of the 2014 supply of RINs. Ethanol that is exported in undenatured form would not have generated RINs, and thus should not have been subtracted from the total number of RINs generated for fuel ethanol in 2014 for purposes of calculating the available supply of RINs for 2014 in the proposal. EPA intends to account for this…in the determination of the appropriate volume requirements in the final rulemaking.”As a result of EPA’s error, the agency will likely revise the 2014 RVO. This revision could increase the blending obligation for renewable fuel from a proposed level of 13.25 billion gallons to more than 13.6 billion gallons.“We applaud the EPA for responding to stakeholder feedback and committing to make the requisite change regarding exported ethanol in the final rulemaking,” said Dinneen. “However, as underscored in the comments we submitted to the EPA last week, we continue to urge the Agency to consider carryover RIN stocks in determinations of ‘available supply.’ We hope and trust that EPA will make other changes consistent with the facts on the ground—and the law—prior to issuing a final rule in November.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Facebook Twitter Previous articlePioneer Crop Update 8/4/15Next articleIndiana Crops Moving From Too Wet to Too Dry Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Energy RFA Applauds EPA for Recalculating 2014 Ethanol Export Estimates Name Sym Last Change Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe By Gary Truitt – Aug 3, 2015
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