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Aluworks Limited ( Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgAluworks Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Aluworks Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluworks Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluworks Limited (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAluworks Limited is an aluminium continuous casting and cold rolling mill in Ghana. It supplies high-quality aluminium coils, discs, flat sheets and sheet-in-coil raw material to small- and medium-scale factories throughout the West African sub-region. These factories manufacture household cooking utensils, corrugated roofing sheets and general fabrication products. The company also offers technical advice and support to establishments setting new manufacturing factories, assist during trial runs with sample material and supply raw material for full production. Aluworks Limited’s factory has been operational since 1985 with an installed capacity of 10 000 metric tons of various aluminium products and a plant capacity of some 30 000 metric tons per annum. Aluworks Limited was incorporated as a public limited liability company in 1996. Aluworks Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more


B.O.C. Gases Plc ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgB.O.C. Gases Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about B.O.C. Gases Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the B.O.C. Gases Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: B.O.C. Gases Plc (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileBOC Gases Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes gases for the industrial and medical sectors in Nigeria including argon, nitrogen carbon dioxide and oxygen. The company also manufactures and distributes welding products and sells a range of medical equipment. Established in 1959 and formerly known as Industrial Gases Plc, the company changed its name to BOC Gases Nigeria Plc in 1997. In 2006, The Linde Group AG acquired a 60% stake in the business with the balance held by Nigerian shareholders. As part of The Linde Group, BOC Gases Nigeria has access to the largest industrial gases and welding products enterprise in Africa namely African Oxygen Plc (Afrox). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. BOC Gases Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


‘It takes a community’ … to godparent

first_img‘It takes a community’ … to godparent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC “God-dads” Bob Mikrut, left, and Ken Garner take two-year-old Matt Kirk to a Philadelphia Phillies game. Mikrut and Garner still take Matt, now 19, and his family to a Phillies game every year to celebrate his birthday. Photo/courtesy Ruth Kirk[Episcopal News Service] When considering what makes for great godparents, think 12-step program sponsor.“One of the things I tell parents when I’m doing baptismal preparation is, it’s like the sponsor in an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) context,” said the Rev. Ruth Lawson Kirk, rector of Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington, Delaware.“You want somebody further down the road, who has more experience in this thing we call Christian faith. They’re willing to walk with you, not for you, but to be present and help you along the road,” she said during a recent telephone interview from her office.The tradition of choosing godparents evolved with infant baptism, possibly as early as the first century. But the role is still open to interpretation.For some, it means serving as a kind of spiritual sponsor. For others, it involves taking an active interest in another’s life and personal development. And for still others it implies a readiness to step in and serve as parents should the need arise, a practice that’s “long gone in American society,” Kirk said.“The tradition in the Episcopal church when I was baptized was you needed two godparents of the same gender and one of the opposite gender. I have no idea where that came from but it was pretty uniform,” added Kirk, 50.“People have asked me, how many godparents am I supposed to have, and the question I throw back is, how many people do you need to help your child’s growing up as a Christian?“Because the truth is that a community raises a person,” she said. “You don’t have to have godparents but we hold onto this tradition because we know how important it is to do things in community and relationship. That’s a big part of being Episcopalian.”Often family members are asked to serve as godparents, a choice Kirk avoided with her son, Matt, because “you will always have a relationship with family.”Instead she asked Ken Garner and Bob Mikrut, who are partners and were parishioners at St. Paul’s Church in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Kirk served there as associate rector immediately after seminary. She chose Garner and Mikrut because “I wanted someone to manifest Christian faith to (her son) Matt.”“We were thrilled to be asked to be god-dads,” said Garner during a recent telephone interview from the Philadelphia home he and Mikrut share.So thrilled that Mikrut was pulled over for speeding en route to the hospital shortly after the birth of Matthew Kirk, now 19, and a sophomore at Temple University, Garner’s alma mater.“I know I can go to them,” Matthew said of his godparents during a recent telephone interview from his dormitory room. “They’re family. It’s a really close relationship.“They are there for me. They love me and take care of me and they’ve always been here for me pretty much since day one.”Garner and Mikrut attended Matthew’s Rite 13 ceremony and confirmation, graduations, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Halloween trick or treating, and a yearly baseball game because they are all “rabid Philadelphia Phillies fans.“We took him to a Phillies game his first birthday. Ever since we and the entire Kirk family go to a Phillies game every year to celebrate Matt’s birthday,” said Garner, 57, director of communications and stewardship for Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr.“Right from the beginning we made the decision that we wanted to be very involved in Matt’s life as much as we could, knowing Ruth was a priest and might be moving around and we might not be in close proximity to her,” he added.Both Garner and Mikrut, 55, said the role has been especially meaningful because they don’t have children of their own. “We’ve been together 32 years. Now, it’s much easier for gay couples to have kids. I’m grateful to Rick and Ruth to have provided a little bit of that to us by making us god-dads and being able to be involved in Matt’s life from the time he was born.“I’m grateful to have a little hint of that while we weren’t able to do that ourselves.”What was important to her, said Ruth Kirk, was knowing that Garner and Mikrut “live the pattern of the Christian year, supported by prayer and by the witness of a life that is also doing those things.“For me, the primary qualification is being a faithful Christian,” she said. “You’re looking for somebody who has a relationship with Jesus Christ. Ken and Bob have been incredibly loyal and faithful Christians.”Zoe Steer celebrates her birthday with family and friends, including three of her five godparents: from center, Drusilla Grubb, Rhonda Muir and Steven Cooper. Photo/Melinda SteerSan Diego: A prayer on a chain link fenceMindy Steers was 30 years old, pregnant, homeless and using drugs when a note near a box by a chain link fence at Ocean Beach near San Diego, California caught her eye.“It said ‘leave a prayer,’” Steers recalled during a recent telephone interview. So, she did. She grabbed a sheet of paper from the stack provided and wrote: “Yes, I need a prayer. I need your help. I need a place to live. I’m about to have a baby.”Someone saw her prayer and told Drusilla Grubb, who called a friend, Rhonda Muir, who knew another friend, Steve Cooper, who had room to spare. They helped move Steers into the space. A day after the move, Zoe was born.That was five years ago and Grubb, Muir, and Cooper are among Zoe’s five godparents, a role cheerfully and joyfully accepted.“Zoe first came to church at the children’s service on Christmas Eve at All Souls Church” when she was about three weeks old, Grubb recalled during a recent interview from her San Diego home. “Zoe, of her own accord, at three years old decided she wanted to be baptized.”By then, they had all become a family anyway, growing and learning and struggling with each other. Introducing them to church seemed the natural thing to do, Muir said.“I remember when she (Zoe) as a baby could barely hold her head up. We were sitting in church within the first year of her birth. It was Fat Tuesday and she was watching all the other kids play. I could see her yearning to be part of that. Why wouldn’t we help them? Here’s this baby, here’s this young woman who are somehow in our care. Of course we’re going to bring them to church.”Grubb recalled standing at the baptismal font and promising to help raise Zoe in the church. “I care strongly that children be educated in Christianity. Faith is between you and God and it comes when it comes. But if you’re not educated, how do you know to recognize it?“I accept the role of godparent as the church defines it,” she added. “But by then we had grown through the Holy Spirit in love with each other. We had become Grandma Grubb and Grandma Rhonda. It’s a God thing.”After her baptism Zoe walked among the congregation with the Rev. Michael Russell, All Souls’ rector, greeting “her new family.” She continues the tradition. “She still walks with Fr. Mike as the newly baptized are greeted,” said Muir.“Her favorite part was when Fr. Mike put the water on her head,” said Steers. “She likes getting the “cookie” during communion. We call it a cookie but it’s communion. And she likes walking with Fr. Mike to welcome the newly baptized into the church.”Steers, 35, now has a full-time sales position, rents a home and has a car.She said Grubb and Muir “have always been there for me. This is who I consider family. They’ve adopted Zoe and I and they’re our family. It didn’t make any sense for anyone else to be her godparents.”Grubb, 58, and Muir, 57, agree. “We’ve talked with Mindy about this and should anything happen, we are prepared to raise Zoe.“I don’t know how you can actually perform your duty as godparent, bringing a child into the church and bringing them up in the faith without living it for them,” Muir said. “Faith isn’t just going to church. Faith is how you carry on every day. You have to have that relationship outside anything formal to fulfill your baptismal vows.”“People show up in your life and God gives them to you and you love them,” Grubb said. “What else is there?”Great godparents beget great godparentsJames R. Dennis credits his godchildren –and he has five of them — with bringing him back to church.When the lawyer, Dominican novice and blogger, moved from El Paso to San Antonio, Texas in January 2004 he began attending St. Luke’s Church, Alamo Heights, after deciding “that I needed to be in church with them (his godchildren).“I walked into the doors of the church they attended and within a few months I was teaching Sunday School,” he recalled. “Shortly thereafter I was on the vestry and now I am a Dominican novice.”His five godchildren are from three different families; they range in age from 4 to 18 and he has been friends with all of their parents for more than two decades. Dennis credits his own godmother with teaching him the importance of great godparenting.“I think it works as it works with God’s love itself,” he said during a recent telephone interview from his San Antonio office. “Thomas Aquinas said we love because we were first loved. We learn from the people who showed us what a godparent looks like. Mine were an aunt and a cousin but they were the people who were always in my corner and so I think it sort of works like that.“I take it pretty seriously because they took it pretty seriously … but the relationship isn’t cookie-cutter,” added Dennis, who is single and has no children of his own.“It’s ‘what do they need’ and what can you do to meet that need, whether that’s just be a pal or somebody who helps out financially or in other ways. Most importantly, it’s somebody who is there for you when troubles come, as they do for all of us.”It includes “keeping track of birthdays and Christmases for them … and baptismal dates. I try to send them a note on the day of their baptism. Three of them are involved in drama so I go to lots of plays. Another was involved in band. That meant I went to lots and lots of performances.”One of his godchildren, Taylor Allam, 18, called Dennis “a fantastic godfather. He never forgets a birthday or Christmas,” she said. “He always invites us to church and to plays and other things.”She recalls an “iconic memory” of Dennis. “When my dad was in the hospital and my mom couldn’t come and get me, he (Dennis) did,” said Allam, whose father has since passed away. “If I ever need to, I can talk to him (Dennis), about what’s going on in my life or if I need anything or if I have problems with college.”For his part, Dennis said godfathering means “first of all that they are in my regular and daily prayer life.“Secondly, I view it as being somebody who is their parents’ age who just thinks they’re cool.”He continued: “All most kids want in this world is somebody who thinks they’re okay. And so you begin to understand the sacramental part of being a godparent first by understanding the emotional part of being a godparent. That it starts with a deep and abiding affection for this generally little baby. Because,” he laughed, “most of us were a whole lot easier to love when we were little babies.”Sobering, he added: “Either you will continue to take that seriously or you won’t.”At every baptism, “we say we’re all going to help raise this child. It seems that a spiritual commitment is also going to be involved and it can’t be stripped away from a pretty deep emotional commitment, that this is somebody I care about.”—The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA February 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm Thanks for a great article, Pat, about lovely people. I know an aunt of mine was a godmother for me, but she kind of used it as a power trip. Kristi’s were a good friend of mine and a good friend of Gus’ but they were both pretty far away as she grew up, so not much connection. I’m sad about that.Nancy Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more


Pakhaniyil Residence / Nufail Shabana Architects

first_img Area:  5300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Faizal associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architect In Charge:Nufail Shabana ArchitectsDesign Team:Nufail Shabana ArchitectsClients:Mr.Shameem and Mrs.Shakeela ShameemEngineering:Calicut, Indraneelam constructionsLandscape:Ar.Anish NairCity:ChemmadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Justin SebastinRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Earthy Ethnic Abode. A modern ethnic abode designed in chembad, kerala 4kms within the main town with lush greenery around is a clear attempt to recreate an ethnic feel to a modern day house. The design intent revolves around the crisp and clear lines used throughout the house in the elevation and interior spaces . The ethnic theme used throughout the house is evident in the cota stone used for flooring to the mud texture, the colors used in the partition, light fixtures and metal used in handrails and partitions ,the wood used in ceiling and handrails.Save this picture!© Justin SebastinThe house has been designed with 5 beds ,a spacious living ,dining area abutting a dry courtyard and a family living space with an extended spacious deck area. The kitchen block has been placed on the north east side of the plot  and accessible  from the adjacent paternal home . The modern ethnic feel throughout the house is created using rustic materials like bamboo, wood, jute. The colored glass plays an important role to create loud spaces with natural light filtering through the skylight and bamboo screening.Save this picture!PlansSalient features of the project – 1.The lengthy 22m long sit out slab  increasing the horizontality of the elevation for a seemingly linear house and serves as a meeting place for the client and family  as an evening retreat space. 2.The exposed concrete finish of the house adding to the ethnic theme of the residence. 3.Features like bamboo screening on the west  side of the residence ,buffer zones added to the dining and deck area ,the buffer zone created at the roof level to  drain out the heat accumulated throughout the daytime .Save this picture!© Justin SebastinSpatial Experience. From the long sit out to the pantry space within ,every space has been treated with subtle colors, tinted glass and ample sunlight to create a cozy feel within the interior. The wooden accent in the ceiling adds to the feel of space. Clean and clear lines are visible throughout the house and adds to the clarity of space. The buffers used throughout the house to reduce the heat inside the house.Save this picture!© Justin SebastinSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Justin SebastinBuffer 1. 3 m canopy for the sit-out on the west side .The projected slab in front of sit-out ,living room and dining acts as buffer and protects the west facing walls .Planting in the courtyard around the sit-out area acts as a screen Buffer 2. The deck space on the south side acts as a buffer to the family living area Buffer 3. Bamboo screening on the west side acts as a buffer to bring in filtered light through the windows on west. Buffer 4. Planning the prayer and toilets on the north side as a buffer done  around the house to  reduce direct exposure of walls to  sunlight.  Buffer 5. Thick planting on the east side acts as a buffer. The existing thick and tall plants on the east side protects the walls facing the rear yard. The  vegetation in the neighboring plot at the rear is an added advantage to the houseSave this picture!© Justin SebastinBuffer 6. Industrial roof over the concrete slab makes a cavity and ventilator wind fans suck out hot air. The concrete roof is treated with cera coolant admixtures to reduce heat .The wind ventilator fans ease the hot air to be flushed out naturally. The louvers placed over the parapet on the south side and north side of the house keeps the buffer zone below the industrial roof airy. The residence has a varied palette of materials ranging from cota stone to exposed concrete texture, jute fabric, rattan inlay, colored glass and wooden frames  and scrap wood available and mud finish on walls.Project gallerySee allShow lessPuqi Wu House / Greyspace Architecture Design StudioSelected ProjectsCottonwood Canyon Experience Center / SIGNAL | Architecture + ResearchSelected Projects Share Structural Consultants: India Projects Save this picture!© Justin Sebastin+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses CopyHouses•Chemmad, India “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Laticrete, Roca, Asian Paints, Simpolo, cota stone 2018 Pakhaniyil Residence / Nufail Shabana ArchitectsSave this projectSavePakhaniyil Residence / Nufail Shabana Architects Photographs:  Justin Sebastin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Architects: Nufail Shabana Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Pakhaniyil Residence / Nufail Shabana Architects CopyAbout this officeNufail Shabana ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookChemmadIndiaPublished on April 23, 2020Cite: “Pakhaniyil Residence / Nufail Shabana Architects” 23 Apr 2020. 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Sayer Vincent updates free Made Simple guides on key Gift Aid, tax & VAT issues

first_img 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 The new VAT rules that apply to cross border transactions with effect from 1 January 2021. With the UK no longer part of the EU’s VAT regime (except Northern Ireland), the International aspects of VAT guide offers guidance on the rules.The new IR35 rules, which came into effect from 6 April 2021. The Employee & volunteer guide covers what charities need to be aware of and the special rules for certain types of worker. This guide also includes a section on the key employment and volunteer-related measures taken by the UK government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.Guidance from HMRC in relation to Gift Aid and Tax for charity fundraisers, including HMRC’s latest model wording for the tax to cover statement, which changed in November 2020. Other resources on the Sayer Vincent website including monthly newsletters covering topical issues, publications written by senior staff at Sayer Vincent and articles printed in the media. Tagged with: Gift Aid tax VAT  465 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity auditors Sayer Vincent‘s free guides are designed for finance professionals, managers and Trustees in charities and provide practical guidance on different finance topics. There are 21 guides in total covering technical areas such as tax and VAT treatments as well as information management areas. Advertisement Key updates include: “We’re committed to sharing knowledge and learning and our easy to follow guides on all aspects of charity finance and management topics help charity trustees and staff find their way through the maze of legal and regulatory rule. We recommend charities download these latest versions to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.” Jonathan Orchard, Partner at Sayer Vincent said: Melanie May | 1 June 2021 | News Sayer Vincent has updated four of its free Made Simple guides – Employee & volunteer taxation; Gift Aid; International aspects of VAT and Tax for charity fundraisers to reflect changes to rules and regulations. Sayer Vincent updates free Made Simple guides on key Gift Aid, tax & VAT issues AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


Motorcyclist detected travelling at 218kmph in Limerick

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash A LIMERICK motorcyclist is to face dangerous driving charges after he was detected travelling at 218kmph on the motorway where a 3-year-old died recentlyGardai in Limerick detected the rider travelling at almost 100kmph over the legal speed limit on the M20 last Sunday afternoon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was arrested, charged with dangerous driving and released on bail pending a court appearance.The incident is understood to have occurred on the slip road at the Patrickswell exit of the M20 near where a three-year-old child died last month in a horror crash.The Garda twitter account carried two images from last Sunday’s detection. Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsMotorcyclist detected travelling at 218kmph in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – October 10, 2016 813 Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads [email protected] center_img Previous articleSPAR studded splendour for Beauty and the BeastNext article40,000 Limerick people deprived Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedinlast_img read more


Trial highlights: Trump grievances, angry outbursts and more

first_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 12, 2021 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a whirlwind defense, Donald Trump’s impeachment attorneys aired a litany of grievances Friday, arguing the former president bore no responsibility for the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol while accusing Democrats of “hatred” and “hypocrisy.” The defense team, which wrapped up its arguments in just over three hours, said Trump was engaged in “constitutionally protected speech” when he spoke at a rally that immediately preceded the violence on Jan. 6 that left five dead. Echoing themes often heard in conservative media, they called the impeachment trial a “witch hunt” and accused Democrats of elevating a destructive “cancel culture” to the halls of Congress. They also suggested Democrats were hypocrites for impeaching Trump after some had previously voiced support for racial justice marches last summer, some of which turned violent. “It has become very clear that House Democrats hate Donald Trump,” said Michael van der Veen, a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who is part of Trump’s defense team. “Hatred is at the heart.” Here are some highlights from Friday’s impeachment proceedings: ——— FIRST AMENDMENT Regardless of what occurred after Trump’s Jan. 6 speech, the former president was simply exercising his First Amendment right to free speech and can’t be found at fault, his attorneys argued. “The Senate cannot ignore the First Amendment,” said van der Veen. Nearly 150 constitutional scholars disagree. In a letter signed last week they wrote that “the First Amendment does not apply in impeachment proceedings, so it cannot provide a defense for President Trump.” The First Amendment has long been invoked as a powerful and compelling defense in court. But impeachment proceedings are an inherently political process that exists outside the U.S. court system in which senators sit as jurors. Further, just because speech is protected by the Constitution doesn’t mean that there aren’t limits. Threats to commit a crime or “fighting words” that are likely to incite violence can be exceptions to protected speech. ——— ANGRY OUTBURSTS Tempers flared during a question and answer session as impeachment proceedings stretched into the evening. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats, tried to pressure Trump’s attorneys to say whether the former president had lost the election – a reality Trump himself has refused to acknowledge. “Are the prosecutors right when they claim that Trump was telling a big lie or in your judgment, did Trump actually win the election?” Sanders asked in a written inquiry. van der Veen bristled and inquired who had asked. Sanders responded, “I did.” van der Veen retorted: “irrelevant.” “No, it isnt!” Sanders angrily shot back from his desk, adding: “You represent the president of the United States!” He scoffed audibly when van der Veen avoided answering the question. Separately, van der Veen at one point complained that the impeachment trial was his “worst experience in Washington.” “You should have been here on Jan. 6.,” lead prosecutor Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., dryly noted. ——— INSURRECTION OR NOT? The articles of impeachment charge Trump with the “incitement of an insurrection,” a word that Webster’s Dictionary defines as “an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.” Trump’s lawyers say that’s not technically correct. And they offered some alternative facts to make their point. “’Insurrection’ is a term of art,” said attorney Bruce Castor, and it “involves taking over a country” or “a shadow government taking the TV stations over and having some plan on what you’re going to do when you finally take power.” “Clearly this is not that,” he added. In any event, Trump still wasn’t responsible for what happened after his speech, Castor said. Trump’s speech, in which he urged his supporters to “fight like hell,“ was actual a call for the “peaceful exercise of every American’s first amendment rights to peacefully assemble and petition their government for redress of grievances,” according to Castor. And he suggested that Trump wasn’t literally calling on his supporters to “fight,” but rather get involved in the political process, like supporting primary challengers of elected officials they did not like. Many of Trump’s supporters who participated in the attack found far different meaning in the former president’s words on Jan. 6. They have said in media interviews, videos taken at the scene and in statements to law enforcement that they were acting on Trump’s orders and aimed to overturn the outcome of the election by stopping Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory — the definition of an insurrection. ——— FIGHTING Donald Trump’s defense team attempted to undermine a key Democratic argument: that the former president incited the attack on the Capitol by urging his supporters to “fight like hell” and “go by very different rules” or they “wouldn’t have a country anymore.” To do so, they played a lengthy montage of video clips during Friday’s proceedings, which featured President Joe Biden and other prominent Democrats repeatedly uttering the word “fight” during public speeches. “There is a fight in front of us,” Vice President Kamala Harris said in one clip from November 2019. Another showed Biden talking about taking Trump “behind the gym” to “beat the hell out of him,” like in high school. The use of the words “fight” or “fighting” is exceedingly common in political speech. The effort by Trump’s legal team amounted amounted to an effort to muddy the waters by drawing an equivalence and ignoring his false claims about voter fraud. Trump used the word “fight” while trying to undermine the outcome of a free and fair election that he lost. And his use of the word on Jan. 6 came after weeks of baselessly claiming the election was being stolen from him. There was no widespread fraud in the election, as has been confirmed by election officials across the country and former Attorney General William Barr. Dozens of legal challenges to the election put forth by Trump and his allies were dismissed. Still, Trump’s lawyers said they were making a valid point by highlighting Democrats’ use of the word “fight.” “This is not whataboutism,” said Michael van der Veen. “I am showing you this to make the point that all political speech must be protected.” ——— DEMOCRATS REACT Senate Democrats seemed mostly amused by the defense’s video of prominent party leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, repeatedly saying the word “fight.” Though initially stone-faced and impassionate, as the minutes ticked by some reacted, particularly after their own turn on the screen. Some giggled, others gasped. Some raised their hands or shrugged. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar rolled her eyes. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts fidgeted with a pen during a lengthy section devoted to her. But Sanders, of Vermont, was visibly annoyed. It “feels like they are erecting straw men to then take them down rather deal with the fact the events (on Jan. 6) happened,” said Sen. 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Donegal health programme shortlisted for award

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