Pensacola protests federal war on the people

first_imgPensacola, Fla., Aug. 1.By Shannon DoverWorkers World Party-Pensacola branch held a demonstration Aug. 1 in solidarity with Portland’s resistance to federal forces that have assaulted and kidnapped Black Lives Matter protesters in Oregon. Joining in the protest were members of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative) and the local branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. About 20 demonstrators gathered on Palafox, a main thoroughfare at Florida Square. Its name was recently changed, after pressure from these and other progressive forces, by the Pensacola City Council from the previous white supremacist designation as Lee Square. The council also voted to remove the Confederate soldier statue there. The following is a slightly edited speech given at the rally.The police were not created to protect the innocent. They were not made to prevent crime. They have always been a tool of the state for power and control, especially Black people who live in the U. S. When laws were passed restricting the activities of enslaved people, when those laws didn’t work as intended, then any adult white man was allowed to enforce those laws. And when individual action was insufficient, slave patrols were formed that were an offshoot of the militia. With the slave patrols, participation was mandatory, and so that made the entire white male population directly involved in maintaining slave society. As the Industrial Revolution developed, slave patrols moved into the city and became professionalized, becoming what we would call today the modern police force. Today the role of police is basically the same: to maintain the hierarchical nature of society, especially in terms of class and race. The Ku Klux Klan, the oldest terrorist organization in the U.S., worked alongside police to suppress the Black Civil Rights Movement. The police worked with the KKK to fight for white supremacy and unite against those fighting for oppressed people to have equal rights. For almost two months, the people of Portland, Ore.,  have been protesting against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. These protests have been nonviolent. In late June, President Trump signed an executive order sending federal officers to Portland to “protect” federal property from destruction when protest in Portland became centered around a U.S. District Courthouse and a building housing federal agencies. Eventually, there were officers from the Federal Protective Service of Homeland Security, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), BORTAC (Border Patrol Tactical Unit), and U.S. Marshals on the ground in Portland. Federal officers are not trained for “crowd control” but that didn’t stopped them. They attack unprovoked. Night after night, they have blanketed the streets with tear gas, struck protesters with batons, used flash bangs, pepper balls and “less lethal” munitions to “control” the crowd. They struck a protester with a “non-lethal” rubber bullet in the head causing a skull fracture that needed surgery. They attacked members of the press. They detained protesters and pulled them into unmarked cars. This is urban warfare. When protesters try to protect themselves with gas masks or duct tape shields, they are called “aggressors.”  This U.S. president is doubling down and ignoring demands from local government to leave Portland alone. This is warfare! This is a racist, white supremacist goverment fighting for white supremacy. The protesters are calling for an end to police brutality, for defunding the police, and are saying Black Lives Matter because Black people are the ones most affected by police brutality and the high rate of incarceration. The only response protesters are getting from the government is more and more police violence. At present 40% of murders, 70% of sexual assaults and 90% of burglaries in the U.S. go unsolved. This begs the question: Why do we even have police? Why spend so much money on police militarization? Why spend most of the budget of a county or city on police? The answer is because the only way slavery is still legal nowadays is through incarceration to punish for a crime. The U.S. has the largest prison population [in the world]. Three million people are in prison in the U.S., and 56% of the prison population is Black or Latinx, when together they make about 30% of the total U.S population. Black people are 5 times more likely to be arrested than white people. Spending more money on mental health services, social services and education would actually prevent crime. But capitalists don’t want to prevent crime. They want people in jail to be low-cost laborers — specifically Black people to produce goods for companies like McDonald’s, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret, Sprint, Verizon and Starbucks. The answer is not defending the police, and the answer definitely isn’t reforming the police. The only answer is to abolish the police and the prison-industrial complex. The police have always been here to protect white supremacy, to protect white elites and to defend capitalism. There is no fixing, only dismantling.We can build a better future. A future that protects that protects the most vulnerable — that protects Black men, women and children. We can build this better future. We can have this better future when we work together as comrades to destroy capitalism and white supremacy. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Michael Ory Joins Brentwood Capital Advisors as Managing Director

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Michael Ory Joins Brentwood Capital Advisors as Managing Director Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Local Newscenter_img TAGS  Facebook NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Brentwood Capital Advisors, LLC (BCA), a partner-owned investment bank focused on the healthcare and technology industries, hired Michael Ory as a Managing Director. Based in Nashville, he will help lead the Healthcare Services practice. With 30 years in middle-market healthcare investment banking at Raymond James and BRG Capital Advisors, the industry veteran has completed more than $8 billion in transaction value across a wide variety of sell-side advisory, private and public equity offerings and acquisitions. “We are delighted to have Michael join our Healthcare Services team,” said Tom Wylly, Senior Partner at BCA. “He brings deep, long-standing relationships within the industry and a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will greatly benefit our clients.” Ory will be the sixth senior member of BCA’s growing healthcare services team, where he will continue advising middle-market healthcare companies across several sectors, with a focus on alternate site providers, physician practices, outsourced services providers and specialty distribution. BCA’s recent Healthcare Services transactions include representing CareHere in its sale to Premise Health, Family Care Center in its recapitalization with Revelstroke Capital Partners and Family Support Center in its sale to The Speech Pathology Group. “I am pleased to join Brentwood Capital Advisors, one of the leading healthcare-focused boutique investment banks in the nation,” Ory said. “BCA is a fantastic firm built on deep relationships, healthcare expertise, M&A execution strength and exceptional results for clients. I’m excited to join a team I’ve known for many years and to be a part of BCA’s collaborative culture.” About BCA: Headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., Brentwood Capital Advisors is one of the nation’s leading independent investment banks, specializing in providing financial advice on mergers, acquisitions, corporate divestitures and capital raising to growth-oriented, middle-market healthcare, technology and tech-enabled services companies. For more information, visit www.brentwoodcapital.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005091/en/ CONTACT: Tayhlor Blackwell, 931-607-3718 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HOSPITALS MANAGED CARE FINANCE BANKING SOURCE: Brentwood Capital Advisors, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005091/en Previous articleCurry and his supporting cast rally Warriors past Heat in OTNext articleNoble Rock Acquisition Corporation Announces Closing of $241.5 Million Initial Public Offering Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Florida A&M, Harvard study link between lead and hypertension

first_imgA machine that looks as if it can emit a laser beam may be key to determining why many adults in Gadsden County have high-blood pressure.At least, that’s the hope of university officials at Florida A&M and Harvard universities. Officials from the two universities have been awarded $6 million by the National Institute of Health to see if there is a correlation between high-blood pressure and lead in the body, FAMU Provost Cynthia Hughes Harris said…Read more here (Tallahassee Democrat)last_img read more

Anthony Joshua responds to Deontay Wilder’s outburst to Tyson Fury | Boxing News

first_img Wilder’s reign was conclusively ended by Fury Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn sarcastically reacted: “I thought AJ ducked you?”Now Joshua has exclusively told Sky Sports News about Wilder’s words: “It makes the ultimate sense.- Advertisement – Anthony Joshua has reacted to Deontay Wilder’s statement Deontay Wilder broke his silence towards Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder broke his silence towards Tyson Fury

Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Joining National Emergency Broadband Network FirstNet

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Joining National Emergency Broadband Network FirstNet SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 02, 2017center_img Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania has opted in to the deployment of the interoperable Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) as proposed in Pennsylvania’s FirstNet’s (PA-FirstNet) State Plan. The network will be available through a public-private partnership with FirstNet and AT&T to provide the nation’s first reliable communications broadband network for first responders across Pennsylvania, including those in rural areas.“When an emergency strikes, Pennsylvania first responders are called upon to handle the situation and support the community,” Governor Wolf said. “As we have learned from recent events in many parts of the country, a vital component needed for coordinating a response is the ability for all responders on the scene to share information as events unfold.”“Governor Wolf’s decision will deliver innovation and interoperability to first responders in the Keystone State, helping them serve and protect their communities,” said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. “We are pleased to have delivered the Network plan that best meets Pennsylvania’s needs and look forward to connecting public safety throughout the commonwealth.”PA-FirstNet will open up a network for information to flow during crises and other emergencies when a quick response is imperative and when traditional commercial broadband networks are frequently jammed with consumers using them to reach family and friends. This new broadband network will be used exclusively by first responders to have a common picture of an incident that’s unfolding so they are better equipped to respond quickly.“The ability to share real-time images and video of the scene as well as the locations of first responders and locally relevant information improves communication and outcomes,” said Major Diane M. Stackhouse, Pennsylvania State Police and the state’s point-of-contact for FirstNet. “FirstNet will carry high-speed data, location information, images, and eventually streaming video that can mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations.”FirstNet and AT&T do not need any additional state or federal funding to build and operate the network; it is a fully-funded, self-sustaining network. With it, Pennsylvania’s public safety responders will receive specialized services above and beyond what they have today with the commercial carrier network.Prior to deciding to deploy FirstNet, Pennsylvania sought input from stakeholder groups in a multi-step process to provide input to and feedback on PA’s FirstNet state plan, helping to create a final state plan with AT&T.Pennsylvania joins 25 states who have already made the FirstNet deployment decision.last_img read more

Playtech launches cross-border network with RAY and win2day

first_img Share StumbleUpon Finnish company RAY and Austria-based win2day have agreed an ‘industry-first’ deal to share cross-border poker liquidity on the Playtech network.The two companies will launch a joint network which pools their Finnish and Austrian player bases, with customers of each brand able to access Playtech’s omni-channel poker products.Playtech said the deal, which was made possible by the recent approval of the Finnish Ministry of Interior, represents the first time that two regulated entities have joined forces to share cross-border poker liquidity. RAY was previously limited to offering online poker services to players in Finland only.Jan Hagelberg, Vice-President of Digital Channels for RAY, said: “Working with win2day has been an extremely smooth process and this announcement significantly improves the game selection in both Finland and Austria.”Martin Jekl, Managing Director of win2day, added: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the opportunity to expand our offering as the leading online poker provider in Austria with the joint network and thereby improve the customer experience for our users.”Shimon Akad, Chief Operating Officer of Playtech, commented: “We have been pioneers in the gaming industry for many years and are extremely proud to be the first company to provide two great brands with a poker network and series of leading products that will combine to form the first ever cross-border poker network. Playtech has long been the largest and most successful poker network in the industry so we’re delighted to be part of this new venture.” Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020last_img read more

Emir Spahić to play for Al-Hilal

first_imgAccording to Spanish press, BiH football player Emir Spahić will be playing for the football club ‘Al Hilal’ from Saudi Arabia.Emir Spahić went to play for Anzhi and now, according to Arabic Alsharq is poised to transfer to Al-Hilal.Anzhi had a deadline to fully acquire Spahić, but since they didn’t, Arabs showed up as a good solution for Spahić, writes Spanish press.(klix.ba)last_img

Chelsea set to confirm Mourinho’s return

first_imgChelsea are set to confirm the return of Jose Mourinho.The 50-year-old, who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup during his first spell as the club’s manager, will be in London today to finalise the deal.He was widely expected to return to Chelsea this summer and confirmation of his appointment will delight Blues fans.Hugely popular among the Stamford Bridge faithful, Mourinho’s three-year spell at Chelsea ended in 2007.Since then he has led Inter Milan to two Italian titles and the Champions League – a trophy he also won with Porto in 2004 – and more recently managed Real Madrid.Real secured the Spanish title under him last year and recently won this season’s Copa del Rey.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

What You Are Not Being Told About Earth’s Magnetic Field

first_imgAll you need to know is right here: (1) scientists don’t understand it, and (2) without it we would be dead. Read more if you dare.In New Scientist‘s piece, “The paradox powering earth’s magnetic field,” Marcus Woo knows that we rely on our magnetic field:IT IS Earth’s silent defender. Without it, a constant onslaught of charged particles would bombard our planet’s atmosphere, changing its chemistry and disrupting our electronic infrastructure. Assuming any of that stuff was even there to disrupt. In Earth’s infancy, our guardian may have prevented the sun’s action from stripping away the protective bubble of gas surrounding our planet entirely, and so allowed life – and eventually intelligent life – to flourish.But then Woo reveals a tale of scientific nakedness covered by fig leaves. First, the fig leaves:This silent defender is Earth’s magnetic field, a force field whose source lies in the churning molten iron that forms the planet’s core. Electrons flowing through this fluid generate an electric current, which in turn creates a magnetic field. The core is a giant, self-sustaining electromagnet: a dynamo.Now, the unveiling:That’s been the general story for decades. But over the last few years, it has run into a problem. Evidence is mounting that the dynamo could only have emerged comparatively recently. At the same time, geological clues show that the magnetic field has existed for most of Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history. This contradiction – an ancient magnetic field without anything to power it – is forcing us to rethink our planet’s insides.Not a pretty sight. No dynamo? That’s dynamite.Marcus Woo is a moyboy, of course, not questioning the consensus age of the earth. Now, however, the moyboy position leads to a contradiction. What to do? Geophysicists need a dynamo tale for their billions of years, but can’t find a place to plug it in. What powers the convection that’s supposed to generate the field?So it seems that one way or another, the dynamo has been kept turning for most of Earth’s history. But it’s here we encounter the most recent twist in this magnetic tale. In the past few years, researchers have begun to doubt whether the first part of the story, thermal convection, could ever have happened – and if it did, whether it would have been strong enough to power the magnetic field. “If you want to rely on thermal convection alone, then we’re in trouble,” says David Stevenson at the California Institute of Technology.The fig leaves came off recently. Woo quotes Francis Nimmo: “Five years ago, everyone thought they knew the answer.” Under the best theoretical models, the dynamo could not have gotten jumpstarted till a billion years ago, billions of years after the earth’s emergence as a planet. But without it running from the beginning, life would have cooked under an atmosphere doing a striptease in the hot sun.Woo doesn’t want to leave the models naked. He brings in some tailors. One guy dresses the model with magnesium; another, with silicon. Others try entertainment till some covering arrives. Ever seen the Wobble Dance? The Jostle Dance? They sound lun-ey if not risque.Some researchers have even suggested that convection may not drive the dynamo at all. Instead, Earth’s wobbling rotation could jostle the molten iron. Or the moon’s gravity could tug the liquid core in the same way it causes ocean tides. “There’s a group of people that are enthusiastic about the idea, but I would say it’s probably not mainstream,” says Bruce Buffet at the University of California, Berkeley.For now, “everything’s up in the air,” Woo laments. Even the fig leaves. Try not to think about it.At the moment, everything’s up in the air. Even the thermal conductivity calculations could be wrong. In fact, a study contradicting Hirose’s measurements ran alongside his in the same scientific journal. “This is a fast-moving field,” Nimmo says. “I don’t think we have a completely satisfactory answer.”And you thought the tale of the Earth’s magnetic field was as elegant as Melanie Trump’s inauguration gown by Ralph Lauren. Sorry; that was only the textbook drawing for the TV animators. The real tailors are threadbare, leaving their critics in stitches.And that’s what you are not being told. The secular geophysicists can’t power the magnetic field or keep it going, and they can’t live without it. All these problems ensue because they’re moyboys. Take away the requirement for millions and billions of years: problem (1) solved. Think of it as intelligently designed for human life: problem (2) solved. So what’s the problem? Not evidence, but worldview commitment. (Visited 216 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Can Solar Power Solve the Coal Problem?

first_imgI recently read a New York Times article on the coal problem. In the future, the article notes, we won’t be able to burn coal at our current rate, so there is an obvious need to make a transition to alternative sources of energy. According to the Times article, the most likely replacement for coal is solar energy.Because most industrial economies currently depend heavily on coal, the Times notes that the economic effects of this transition will be perilous. On the bright side, the article cites recent “revolutionary” technical improvements in solar technology that will ease our transition to a solar future, noting that engineers have developed solar power plants that can produce over 7 watts per square foot of collector. “The new power is as exhaustless as the sun itself,” the Times gushed.Here’s the kicker: the article was published on September 10, 1868. That’s right — over 145 years ago. I came across the article by chance, when I entered the word “solar” into the search box on the New York Times web site, and then (on a whim) clicked “oldest to newest.”The article (“The Coal Problem and Solar Engines”) is so interesting that I have reprinted a good chunk of it on this page (see the sidebar below).“The Coal Problem and Solar Engines”[Editor’s note: The following article appeared in the September 10, 1868 issue of The New York Times.]About two years ago, a very earnest discussion, as our readers will remember, sprang up in England on the prospective exhaustion of the coal-beds of Great Britain and Europe. Not only the scientific Press, but the literary and social — the Saturday Review, the Spectator, the Times, the magazines — took it up. Sir Wm. Armstrong and other scientific men attempted estimates of the duration of the… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more