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Wolfson sees revenue soar

first_img whatsapp Wolfson sees revenue soar Show Comments ▼ Wolfson Microelectronics said yesterday its first quarter revenues grew 44 per cent to $41.1m (£24.8m). It also cut its pre-tax losses to $3.5m from $6.9m a year earlier. The firm also shrugged off suggestions it would be badly hit by the Japanese earthquake, saying its plants in the country were unaffected. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Luxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:09 pm whatsappcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Why I’d buy this top British FTSE 100 share for May and beyond

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100’s Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN) rose a little today on the release of what would normally be considered dire first-quarter trading figures. But these are not normal times.The medical technology firm attracts me because it operates in a defensive industry with constant demand. At least under normal circumstances demand is steady. And we can see evidence of that in the company’s long record of gradually rising revenue, earnings operating cash flow, and shareholder dividends.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…Temporary collapse of demandSmith & Nephew makes medical devices such as the replacement joints, fittings, nuts, bolts, rods, bits and pieces for skeletal joint and fracture repair. It also caters for advanced wound care and arthroscopic enabling technologies, among other things.  However, normal medical operations around the world have been postponed to accommodate Covid-19 patients. Naturally, the share price plunged in the stock market crash. But it’s been coming back, and it looks like the move higher is continuing today.Chief executive Roland Diggelmann said in today’s report, countries and healthcare systems around the world are facing “an unprecedented challenge.” And Smith & Nephew is suffering a “significant” hit to trade.  In the first quarter of the year to 28 March, revenue eased back just under 8% compared to last year’s figure.However, in April, underlying revenue plunged around 47%, “reflecting suspension of elective procedures in most markets.” Yet it’s not all doom and gloom. The figure would have been worse but for improving trading in China.Diggelmann described the recovery in China as “encouraging.” He reckons it marks the restart of elective surgeries in many other countries too, “especially within the US.” However, recovery in the company’s markets is likely to vary in pace and extent across geographies, he reckons.Forecast to return to growthMeanwhile, the company has been doing the usual things in the crisis. That includes reducing costs where it can and protecting its staff from the effects of the virus. Diggelmann assures us that the firm has the financial strength to withstand the uncertain period through the crisis. And the “robust” supply chain will combine with new ways of working to drive revenues as the company’s markets continue to recover.There’s no forward-looking guidance on earnings for the time being from the directors. But the medium- and long-term outlooks are positive. My guess is that Smith & nephew will return to its gentle growth and expansion trajectory and the valuation will remain ‘reassuringly’ high.I see this as a high-quality, enduring enterprise and would seek to take advantage of current weakness in the share price. I’d hold for the long term. My guess is that when looking back 10 years from today, I may be glad that I took the risk of picking up a few shares in Smith & Nephew during these troubled times. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I’d buy this top British FTSE 100 share for May and beyond Enter Your Email Address 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 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 | More on: SN Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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

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QBE Internationals: Players to watch

first_imgNew Zealand – Sam CanePicking one player in a side replete with so much quality and confidence is not easy, however on commencing the end-of-season tour Steve Hansen stated that every player on tour would get game time. With that in mind, and the fact that Richie McCaw is looking to take a sabbatical next year, heir apparent Sam Cane is sure to feature for the All Blacks. Irish fans will not have happy memories of Cane, he was a key architect in their 60-0 drubbing in the summer, and even dotting down for a try. Prodigiously talented, he’s inked to fill McCaw’s mythical No 7 jersey when the great man hangs up his boots. Thrown in at the deep end: Tom Youngs will make his England debut tomorrow against FijiBy Yasamin AsrariTHE AUTUMN Internationals start tomorrow, expect these players to make an impact in the coming weeksEngland:Tom YoungsAs a straight-running crash ball centre on the fringes of the Leicester squad three years ago, Tom Youngs would never have expected to be starting an England Test in front of his younger brother, Ben, but that’s what is happening tomorrow. Now a mainstay in the Tigers front-row, his move from the backs to the front-row on Heyneke Meyer’s suggestion is nothing short of remarkable. What you get from Youngs is hard-running, an abrasive nature, and despite a relatively small stature, a powerful scrummager. It’s been said that his throwing-in is an area in need of improvement but expect half of Norfolk to be supporting him at Twickenham tomorrow.Mako VunipolaLooking to earn his first cap for England off the bench tomorrow, Mako Vunipola has certainly caught the eye of England forwards coach Graham Rowntree who said he couldn’t find fault in his game. With that praise ringing in this ears, it will be interesting to see how he shapes up and handles responsibility at the coal face if Joe Marler makes way. A couple of pounds over 20st, Mako has a huge ball-carrying game and a decent pair of hands. Talent runs in the family too, his brother is Billy Vunipola, the Wasps No 8.High-flyer: Charlie Sharples has pace to burnCharlie SharplesWith Chris Ashton suspended for the Fiji game, it’s looks like a straight shoot-out between Charlie Sharples and Ugo Monye to retain a wing spot for the rest of the QBE internationals. The Hong Kong-born flyer narrowly missed out on a place in the World Cup squad, but he’s been a key player for the Cherry & Whites, showing his finishing instincts with an opportunist’s try against Leicester a fortnight ago.Ugo Monye LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the other flank, the bombastic Ugo Monye is back after a 30-month hiatus from Test rugby. He came close back in the summer in England’s game against the SA Barbarians, but left the field in a daze after getting knocked out in Potchefstroom. A hugely popular fixture at The Stoop, Monye has been in fine form for the Premiership leaders and his nifty footwork, eye for a gap and straight-line power have seen commentators wondering if Ugo is peaking just in time for the Lions Tour, which made him a star in 2009.The Opposition:Fiji – Vereniki GonevaFiji have 16 uncapped players in their squad, so experienced old-heads will be expected to step up. Step-forward Leicester Tigers Vereniki Goneva. If proof was needed of Goneva’s ability, you only have to look at the reception he gets at one of the toughest crowds in rugby, Welford Road. The fans have taken to powerful wing since he moved from Tarbes in France the close-season. A typical South Sea islander, Goneva has all the skills; raw pace, a neat offload and a devastating power-fend. Don’t expect him to need a second invitation to cross the whitewash.South Africa – Raymond RhuleEngland aren’t the only team to suffer a significant injury count. The Springboks are shorn of several key players, including Schalk Burger, Bismarck du Plessis and Bryan Habana. To offset Habana’s absence, Heyneke Mayer, the Springbok coach, called up is jet-heeled Baby Bok wing Raymond Rhule. While not the most physically imposing of specimens, at just 19 he is lightning-quick and already a key component for his club, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs. He also played an integral role South Africa’s inaugural IRB Junior World Championship win.Influence: Pocock is a breakdown maestroAustralia – David PocockRecently recovered from a knee-injury, David Pocock may seem an obvious choice, but his importance to the Wallabies camp cannot be underestimated. With his prodigious work ethic, tackle count and strength over the breakdown, he will look to unsettle the English backrow. Although he’s been covered impressively by stand-in Michael Hooper, there is no-one better to win turn-over ball and make a nuisance of themselves. Although Nathan Sharpe will take the captain’s armband on his final tour, Pocock’s leadership qualities will be, oh so vital, to the young Wallabies. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 16: David Pocock of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the International Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Etihad Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. 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Owen Farrell insists nothing has changed in his friendship with George Ford

first_img“We have been exactly the same. Absolutely normal. We talk about everything anyway, it’s pretty open between us,” Farrell said, quoted by the Press Association.“It’s exactly the same as it was last week, as it was in the autumn when he got picked and I went on the bench. Exactly the same. Owen Farrell and George Ford have come through the ranks together and the former insists their friendship has not bee affected by the selection for the game against Wales When you’ve known someone a long time it takes a lot to disrupt that friendship, and Owen Farrell insists that even though he has replaced George Ford in the England starting lineup their bond remains as strong as ever.Ford’s father, Bath coach Mike, described his son as being ‘devastated and gutted’ when he found out he would start on the bench for the big game against Wales on Saturday.Farrell and Ford have known each other since their school days; progressing through the England youth ranks and into the senior squad.And Farrell, the elder of the two by 18 months, says their friendship remains as strong as it was last week, describing them both as ‘obsessed with the game’ and ‘probably a bit boring’. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img George Ford and Owen Farrell walk to the training pitch together ahead of England v Wales “We’ve played with each other since we went to school together at 13 or 14 and then played for England at Under-16, 18 and 20 levels. We are just open with each other.“Rugby-wise we are two people who are obsessed with the game. We like to talk about it and we are probably a bit boring – all we talk about is rugby.”last_img read more

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Breaking News: Apopka woman charged with stabbing two victims

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 From the Orange County Sheriff’s Public Information OfficeThe North Lake Pleasant residence has a history of 9-1-1 calls for serviceOrange County deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at approximately 9:23 a.m this morning at a North Lake Pleasant Road residence in reference to an aggravated battery via stabbing.  The victim, described as a 29-year old white male, got into a verbal argument with his roommate for an unknown reason.  The suspect then allegedly stabbed the victim several times with a knife. The suspect also stabbed a second victim, described as a 29-year-old white female and the girlfriend of the first victim.Paula Benson-SmithAccording to a report released by the OCSO, there were 34 previous 9-1-1 calls for service to this residence between August 21st, 2017, and May 28th, 2018.Both stabbing victims were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The male victim is in critical, but stable condition, and the female victim is in stable condition according to the OCSO.The suspect, identified as Paula Benson-Smith, 59 of Apopka, was secured and transported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for questioning by detectives and later transported to the Orange County Jail. She was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Attempted Second Degree Murder, and two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.The investigation is still ongoing. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleRoseanne, NFL owners, and the 2018 Florida race for the Senate: Let’s Talk About ItNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Highlanders cruise into Super Rugby final with good win over champion Waratahs

first_imgMonday Jun 29, 2015 Highlanders cruise into Super Rugby final with good win over champion Waratahs Aaron Smith, Richard Buckman, Waisake Naholo and Patrick Osborne all scored for the Highlanders as they knocked defending Super Rugby champions the Waratahs out at the semi final stage on Saturday. The 35-17 win wasn’t without controversy though. Referee Craig Joubert has come under heavy critiscism for his handling of a few key decisions, perhaps most notably with the yellow card and penalty try that he gave for what he deemed to be a high tackle by departing Waratahs star, Jacques Potgieter.Coach Michael Cheika was none too pleased, but managed to control his emotions, while still making it clear what he thought of the decision. Highlanders Ben Smith however, said that is was clear enough.“I had no doubt it was a penalty try,” he said in the post match press conference, which you can see on page two. It includes words from Cheika, and disappointed Dave Dennis.The Highlanders victory sets up a fascinating tussle with fellow New Zealand side the Hurricanes, who have been far and away the most impressive side in the competition all season. Their victory over the Brumbies was comfortable in the end.With a few key stars however, the likes of Aaron Smith and Malakai Fekitoa in particular, the Highlanders will fancy their chances, and perhaps relish the underdog tag.All the post-match reaction from THE HIGHLANDERS semi-final victory over the Waratahs!What did you think about the penalty try and yellow card for Jacques Potgieter?Posted by Super Rugby AUS on Saturday, June 27, 2015ADVERTISEMENT 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. 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

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9 out of 10 charities uncertain they will comply with new EU data rules by deadline

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 Tagged with: GDPR Research / statistics Melanie May | 6 June 2017 | News  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 Nine out of ten charities (93%) are unsure whether they will be compliant with the GDPR by the May 2018 deadline, according to the Transform Foundation.The Transform Foundation surveyed almost 200 charities and not-for-profit groups and found that nearly half (46.36%) believe their chances of implementing the new rules in time are 50/50 or lower, while 82.8% say their knowledge of the new requirements is “patchy” or “weak”.Only 6.7% were certain they will be able to comply by next year’s deadline, according to the research. 16.5% of respondents say they have already sought professional advice while 65.9% intend to.91.3% felt they could limit the cost of complying with the changes to less than £5,000 each year, with fewer than 1% budgeting for a cost of more than £20,000 per year. A total of 17.9% also said they might have to take on more staff to deal with the changes with a further one in 20 (5%) saying they definitely expect to.When charities were asked how they felt about how their organisation will handle the changes, 15.6% were ‘a little anxious’, 7.8% were ‘very anxious’ and 44.7% felt ‘uncertain’. Only 5% were ‘completely confident’ while a further 26.8% were ‘fairly confident’.The Foundation has announced that it is to run a further free breakfast briefing on GDPR, following a briefing in March and one on June 1st. It has also produced a GDPR White Paper to help charities with the basics, authored by Nick Taylor, managing director of Accenture Strategy, and Transform Foundation chairman David Melville.David Melville, chairman of the Transform Foundation, said:“Complying with the new rules presents a terrific challenge and those charities we spoke to clearly feel they face a race against time to comply by the May 2018 deadline.“What is especially worrying, given the recent fines levied on some big name charities by the Information Commissioner, is the lack of confidence among small to medium sized charities that they will ready in time.“There is also a significant risk that putting the required changes and training in place will take far longer than people expect, even after the full scale of the challenge has been realised. This adds to the growing compliance burden already being faced by charities, but it’s encouraging that so many plan to seek expert help before it’s too late.”  63 total views,  1 views today Advertisement 9 out of 10 charities uncertain they will comply with new EU data rules by deadline About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

first_imgAtlanta — The crowd had been organized by college and high school students. Estimated by the Atlanta police at 5,000, they gathered at CNN on Aug. 18 to denounce its scurrilous news coverage of the killing of Mike Brown by a Ferguson cop — with sensationalized images of “violent” protesters in the face of heavily militarized police forces and repeated character assassination of the dead youth.The marchers filled Marietta Street, chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot” as traffic was forced to stop. Many drivers and their passengers echoed the chant, thrusting their hands out the windows.The huge march brought workers and customers out of restaurants and shops and apartment dwellers onto their balconies to take pictures and join in the calls for justice .As the crowd approached the recently opened Center for Human and Civil Rights, a drenching thunderstorm dropped a torrent of rain on the demonstrators.It did not deter them. Youth, parents with small children and people of all ages continued chanting, “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” as they made their way to the rally’s starting point.The thousands occupied the main entrance, where “CNN” looms in huge red letters over a bank of doors. The crowd extended midway down the block and across the street for the closing rally.Thousands of fists held high dramatically enforced their demand for an indictment of all killer cops and an end to police terror in their communities.Palestinian activists and supporters marched with a banner that read, “From Gaza to Ferguson, resistance to occupation is justified.” Dozens and dozens of students and youth wanted to have their pictures taken with that sentiment, and expressed their appreciation for the solidarity from the besieged people of Gaza to their struggle against police violence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Baltimore activists fight back – Water is a human right!

first_imgWW photo: Sharon BlackAt the end of March, Baltimore city officials announced that they would be turning off the water supply to a huge number of properties in the city and surrounding county in the coming weeks. In total, the city department of public works plans to turn off water to 25,000 properties for $40 million in unpaid bills. While the debt may seem considerable, the city is ignoring how critical water is for survival and is being dishonest in its portrayal of the situation.If you listened to the city government, you would think that the debt was racked up merely by “lazy people who don’t want to pay.” The truth is far more complex. Of the 25,000 properties, the ones with the lion’s share of the debt are commercial businesses. It was discovered that 370 businesses collectively owe $15 million of the total $40 million. This represents more than a third of the total debt by just over one percent of the properties. That number of businesses is also almost certainly not an exhaustive list of commercial properties included in the 25,000 figure.While these big businesses have been able to rack up huge arrears into the millions of dollars, the city is now shutting off the water of anyone with a bill over $250. The hypocritical double standard of the city government is astounding! The city is allowing businesses unlimited access to water to make profits while the people who need water for their survival face an immediate shakedown if they can’t pay.In a city with as much unemployment and low wages as Baltimore, the last thing that working and oppressed people need is a threat to their water supply. Without water, families are not only unable to drink, but forced into unsanitary conditions where they cannot shower, use a toilet, clean dishes, etc. Additionally, according to the Maryland Department of Human Resources, a condition of child neglect is when a child is consistently unwashed or with poor hygiene. This means that a family that loses their water supply due to the inability to pay is at risk of having their children taken away and placed in foster care.These egregious actions on the part of the city government have sparked outrage in the community. A campaign led by the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly; the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Fight Imperialism, Stand Together youth; the Right to Housing Alliance; and others has begun to fight back against this violation of human dignity.On March 30, a rally was held outside of Baltimore City Hall to call for a moratorium on the water shutoffs and demand that the banks and businesses pay the outstanding bills in full. There were also calls to either reduce water rates for residents or to make water free altogether.The people of Baltimore, however, are not alone in this fight. Baltimore has received solidarity from activists around the world, most notably from Detroit, where water shutoffs have been an ongoing issue for years, and from Ireland, where water charges have recently sparked large protests.Around the world, access to water is increasingly under attack, but people are fighting back. It is becoming clearer that water is something that everyone should have access to, no matter who or where they are. The demand is being raised that from Baltimore to Detroit and from Ireland and Africa to India, access to water is a human right!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Naciones indígenas de Oklahoma ganan fallo de Corte Suprema

first_imgUna decisión sorprendentemente progresista de la Corte Suprema encontró que más de un tercio de Oklahoma todavía se denomina como “nación indígena” según la ley federal para la tribu Muscogee Creek y otras tribus de Oklahoma.En 1880, delegados indígenas de 34 tribus frente al Consejo Creek House, Territorio Indio.El tribunal dictaminó el 9 de julio en el caso McGirt v. Oklahoma que, según tratados que datan de hace dos siglos, gran parte del este de Oklahoma es territorio indígena. Eso significa que la ley tribal y la ley federal se aplican allí en casos penales que involucran a ciudadanos nativos, no la ley estatal de Oklahoma. Los tratados están reconocidos en la Constitución de los Estados Unidos como “la ley del país”.Hasta el fallo de la Corte Suprema, la mayoría de los delitos graves en el este de Oklahoma, incluidos los casos que involucran a ciudadanos tribales, habían sido procesados en tribunales estatales por fiscales de distrito. La decisión de la corte dependía de la cuestión de si la reserva Muscogee/Creek continuó existiendo después de que Oklahoma se convirtió en estado en 1907.Esta decisión se aplica a las cinco naciones del este de Oklahoma: las naciones Muscogee o Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw y Seminole. Estas Cinco Tribus fueron expulsadas de sus tierras ancestrales en el sureste en el Sendero de las Lágrimas en la década de 1830 por el gobierno de Estados Unidos. Hoy, medio millón de ciudadanos tribales viven en docenas de condados de Oklahoma que cubren más tierra que el estado de Carolina del Sur.Hace doscientos años, todo Oklahoma, excepto la península, era territorio indio. Este territorio incluía las tierras de origen existentes de varias naciones indígenas, incluidos los Apache, Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa, Osage y Wichita.El periodico The New York Times escribió el 9 de julio: “La decisión de 5 a 4, potencialmente una de las victorias legales más importantes para los nativos americanos en décadas, podría tener implicaciones de gran alcance para las personas que viven en lo que el tribunal afirmó que era un país indígena. Las tierras incluyen gran parte de Tulsa, la segunda ciudad más grande de Oklahoma”.Los limites tribales de los Territorios Indigena en 1889. !Oklahoma es y siempre ha sido un territorio indigena!El juez Neil M. Gorsuch, que anteriormente se había puesto del lado de las tribus nativas en otros casos, se unió a los jueces más liberales del tribunal en este fallo. En opinión de la mayoría, escribió que “el Congreso le había concedido a Creek una reserva y que Estados Unidos necesitaba cumplir sus promesas.“Hoy nos preguntan si la tierra que estos tratados prometieron sigue siendo una reserva indígena a efectos de la ley penal federal”, escribió Gorsuch. “Debido a que el Congreso no ha dicho lo contrario, mantenemos la palabra del gobierno.”El presidente del Tribunal Supremo John G. Roberts Jr. advirtió en una opinión disidente que la decisión del tribunal causaría estragos y confusión en el sistema de justicia penal de Oklahoma. Y en un lenguaje alarmista, el senador Ted Cruz de la vecina Texas tuiteó que la Corte Suprema “acaba de regalar la mitad de Oklahoma, literalmente. Manhattan es el siguiente”.Causar estragos y genocidio en las naciones indígenas ha resultado en decisiones racistas desde la educación a la vivienda y el uso de la tierra indígena – esto es lo que el gobierno de EE.UU. y los estados individuales han hecho a los pueblos indígenas desde que las primeras colonias fueron colonizadas por Inglaterra.Madonna Thunder Hawk, organizadora del Proyecto de Leyes del Pueblo Lakota, dijo que la decisión del tribunal y un reciente fallo federal que ordenó el cierre del oleoducto de acceso a Dakota del Norte habían sido motivo de celebración. Sólo que no demasiado. “Es una guerra para nosotros”, dijo. “Hay algunas victorias, pero la guerra continúa”. (New York Times, 6 de julio)‘Todavía estamos aquí’La Comisión para la Protección de la Soberanía de la Nación Cherokee emitió un comunicado de prensa con varios puntos de preocupación después de McGirt. Uno de ellos es que el Jefe Principal se comprometa con los miembros del Congreso, que pueden estar contemplando la legislación, y se oponga a cualquier legislación que desestabilice las reservas tribales.La Nación Cherokee, con más de 380.000 ciudadanos, es el gobierno federalmente reconocido del pueblo cherokee. Tahlequah, Oklahoma, es la capital de la Nación Cherokee. Con 11.000 empleados y una variedad de empresas tribales que van desde contratos aeroespaciales y de defensa hasta lugares de entretenimiento, la Nación Cherokee es uno de los mayores empleadores en el noreste de Oklahoma, según Indian Country Today.Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee) habló en una transmisión de radio de ICT para explicar por qué el esfuerzo actual para desestablecer las naciones tribales va a fracasar. Como ciudadana y abogada cherokee, Nagle y Sarah Deer (Mvskoke) presentaron un informe amicus curiae en nombre del Centro Nacional de Recursos para Mujeres Indígenas, la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles y otras organizaciones para analizar las implicaciones de género de la decisión. Ella habló en el aire para desafiar las preocupaciones que un grupo de expertos conservadores, el Consejo de Asuntos Públicos de Oklahoma, ha llevado a toda la delegación del Congreso de Oklahoma. (tinyurl.com/y5oofhvk)“No se puede firmar un tratado con una nación tribal, que lo firme el presidente, que lo ratifique el Senado de EE.UU. diciendo que es su reserva, y luego quitárselo porque en 2020 el estado de Oklahoma piensa que es una realidad inconveniente para ellos”, dijo Nagle.“Los intereses privados no nativos han estado tratando de eliminar, desestabilizar, exterminar las naciones tribales. Los intereses corporativos han estado tratando de eliminarnos desde que los Estados Unidos existen. Ahora todos han fallado. Nosotros seguimos aquí. Y este esfuerzo también va a fracasar. . . . Petróleo y gas ven la decisión de la Corte Suprema en McGirt como una gran amenaza. Quieren caracterizarlo como una amenaza a la seguridad pública, cuando en realidad no lo es.Y como notarás si lees esa carta, dicen, bueno, hay todos estos problemas creados por la decisión de la Corte Suprema en McGirt. La decisión de la Corte Suprema en McGirt no crea ni un solo problema.“De hecho, un problema gigante que se ha aclarado es que Oklahoma estaba ejerciendo ilegalmente la jurisdicción que nunca tuvo, por más de cien años… Que Oklahoma no tenía esa autoridad, y sin embargo la estaba ejerciendo. Mucha gente como estos petroleros y gasistas se han referido a estas lagunas jurisdiccionales de seguridad pública. Eso también es una pista falsa. No hay lagunas jurisdiccionales.“El simple hecho de la cuestión es que Oklahoma mantiene la mayoría de su jurisdicción. Todavía tiene jurisdicción sobre los crímenes cometidos por no indios. Los únicos crímenes sobre los que no tiene jurisdicción son los cometidos por indios, contra indios, en tierras tribales, en la reserva”.En un año en el que se han cambiado los nombres y logotipos racistas de los equipos deportivos, cuando la Corte Suprema falló en contra del oleoducto de acceso a Dakota, cuando se han derribado o desfigurado estatuas racistas, el fallo de McGirt en julio es un paso más en el progreso de los pueblos que han estado luchando contra los invasores coloniales desde que se descubrió a Colón en 1492.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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