First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
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That’s a fall of 609.5 points over the course of the week, or 8.2%. And as fears of the coronavirus spread faster than the tiny critter itself (if you can even call it a critter), stock markets have been slumping around the world.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A decline of 8.2% is a huge slip by index standards. The Footsie is still a bit above the level it commanded at the end of 2018, though. And Thursday’s 6,796.4 points is still way ahead of the 5,500 point levels we saw in February 2016.Now, while we’re nowhere near a Great Depression-style crash, the week has still shaken investors to their bones. We could well be in for more carnage, but I’m always contrarian when I see panic-led stock market weakness. I reckon this week has opened up some cracking buying opportunities. And if things go well next week, or maybe I mean badly (depending on your viewpoint), we could see even more share price bargains lining themselves up.Record incomeAt the end of 2019, according to AJ Bell, the FTSE 100 was on for a 4.7% dividend yield in 2020. There was a total of £91.1bn expected to be handed out, based on aggregating forecasts from the investing world. That would be a record total, and a yield of 4.7% would be significantly higher than the long-term average.Despite our economic uncertainties, companies have been slowly growing their earnings in recent years. And that’s allowed many of them to keep boosting their dividends. But as share prices have been lagging, the yields have been gradually escalating. The share price weakness has been for all sorts of reasons. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS • The IRFU will then coordinate the return of the tickets to the French Rugby Federation and follow through on securing the refunds. It is anticipated this process could take until the end of March.• The FFR will only refund actual physical tickets that are returned.• The FFR have indicated that all other tickets purchased by Irish supporters outside of the allocation given to the IRFU must contact their point of purchase directly in order to claim a refund e.g. tickets bought through travel agents or ticket sites must be refunded through those outlets. Ticket refunds will be available for fans who can’t attend France v IrelandAn agreement has been reached between the IRFU and the FFR over the refunding of the face value of match tickets for the RBS 6 Nations clash between France and Ireland, which should have taken place on Saturday 11 February. The match will now take place on Sunday 4 March at 4pm local time.The process for seeking a refund is as follows:• The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has agreed to a closing date of Thursday, 23nd February for the return and refunding of the full match ticket price.• In order to achieve this deadline, all tickets must be received by 5.00pm, Tuesday 21st February within Ireland.• Tickets that were purchased through a provincial club or www.irishrugby.ie can be returned to any of the provincial branch offices in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster or to the IRFU head office at 10-12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. • All match tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled game on Sunday, 4th March 2010. However, the FFR will not be reissuing tickets for the game, so they will not permit entry to the Stade de France unless the same match ticket is produced at the venue on the new match day.IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said: “While the timelines are not ideal for supporters, we have pushed hard to get this undertaking from the French Federation to refund ticket costs for Irish supporters who are unable to attend the rescheduled match. The team, and the IRFU, hugely appreciate the effort and expense Irish Supporters went to in order to be at the match and we hope this gesture will go some way towards making up for the inconvenience they suffered.”
Do you have any phobias?Sharks. The thought of swimming in the sea where there are sharks…What are your bugbears?I’ve found in London that no one says hello, in lifts or on the street. And people don’t say thank you when you let them in at a roundabout. People are more reserved, but I make a point of saying hello to everyone I walk past.If you could be any of your team-mates, who would it be?Andy Goode. He’s got great hair and isn’t short of a pound or two.Hair-raising! Andy Goode on the run for Wasps against Harlequins. Photo: Action ImagesWhat’s been your most embarrassing moment?I’ve dropped the ball on the line a couple of times when I was about to score, but it’s probably getting knocked out 25 seconds into a game in front of the whole Welsh nation (by New Zealand’s Andrew Hore in 2012).What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?I’ve always dreamt of joining the police force when I retire but we’ll see. If I can’t do that, maybe plumbing or some form of building work. I’ve done my Level Two qualification as a plumber. Something I can get stuck into and provide for my family.How would you like to be remembered? Who are the jokers you know in rugby?There’s good banter at Wasps and Elliot Daly is always up to something. For Wales, Paul James and Richard Hibbard are like Phil and Grant Mitchell when they’re together. They have a love-hate relationship.What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard on the pitch?When I was at Cardiff Blues and we played Toulon, Lou Reed was trying to get into Gethin Jenkins, who was playing for them. At a ruck, Gethin was on the floor and Lou said, “Gethin boy, I’ve changed my number. I’ll text you after the game.” It was quite surreal.Any practical jokes you can share?There’s the spider one in Oz. At the zoo in Sydney, I bought a very realistic-looking plastic spider. I was rooming with Luke Charteris at the time and I hid it under his sheet. When he got into bed I was waiting for it… Seeing a 7ft man jump like a little girl was very funny.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?Someone who’d speak to me would be a start! Jim Carrey would be a good laugh. There would be decent banter.Leap of faith: Actor Jim Carrey takes part in a bungee jump. Photo: ReutersWhat’s your guilty pleasure?Where do I start?! I like chocolate. I’ve got a two-year-old daughter so if I wake up in the middle of the night, I might have one of her Kinder eggs.I sleep eat! I might go to the fridge in the night, have a packet of ham and a pint of milk but not remember until I see the remains in the morning.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?To fly would be really good. I’d never have to walk anywhere again. TAGS: Wasps As a good guy. Various coaches have told me to calm down and stop being a joker, but that’s part of my personality and I want to keep it with me. Sometimes I can go over the top a little bit, but I’d like to be remembered as staying true to myself.This interview was published in the March 2015 edition of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers click here. The Wasps and Wales lock reveals his funny side It wasn’t me! Bradley Davies pulls an innocent face in training. Photo: Huw Evans Agency LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ireland get the bonus-point win they needed against Samoa to guarantee a quarter-final berth Johnny be good A brilliant, brilliant try from Johnny Sexton He adds the extras too and Ireland are flying#RWC2019 #ITVRugby #IREvSAM pic.twitter.com/APP7uUNqFS— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 12, 2019Samoa came back into the game with a try of their own, Jack Lam being powered over by a couple of team-mates following a five-metre lineout.The Aki red card slowed Ireland’s momentum for a while but they got the crucial fourth try just before the break. From a five-metre scrum, Conor Murray passed to his half-back partner Sexton, who darted over from close range.The way Ireland started the second half, you wouldn’t know they had a numbers disadvantage. They camped in the Samoan half for the opening ten minutes and had a series of penalties in the 22.After opting for five-metre scrums from a couple, they then took a quick tap and after the initial carry Murray delivered a pinpoint miss-pass to Larmour on the wing to score. TAGS: Samoa 2019 Rugby World Cup: Ireland 47-5 SamoaHead-to-headPlayed – 7Ireland wins – 6Samoa wins – 1Did You Know? Rory Best led Ireland for the 37th time, overtaking Keith Wood to move into second place behind Brian O’Driscoll (83) in the list of players who have captained Ireland the most.This was the 16th time Ireland’s front row of Cian Healy, Rory Best and Tadhg Furlong have been selected together – a record for any front row in matches since RWC 2015. They move ahead of France’s Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado and Rabah Slimani.Bundee Aki became the first Ireland player to be sent off at a World Cup.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesSaturday night lights: Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium prior to kick-off between Ireland and Samoa (Getty Images)In A NutshellAs Typhoon Hagibis battered Japan’s main island, the Ireland v Samoa fixture in Fukuoka went ahead as planned. With clear skies and a bit of wind, the pitch – re-laid for this match and prone to churning up – was probably the toughest of the conditions for the players to contend with.Ireland had the all-important bonus point they needed to ensure passage to the last eight secured by half-time – but they were also down to 14 men.Bundee Aki was sent off after half an hour for a dangerous high tackle on Samoa fly-half Ulupano Seutini and the men in green had to play the remaining 50 minutes a man down. They dealt with it well, though, and shut down the Samoa attack for large periods of the second half.Red card: Bundee Aki tackles Ulupano Seuteni high and is then sent off (Getty Images)It was the power and accuracy of Ireland’s set-piece that delivered two tries inside the first ten minutes. For the first, Iain Henderson won the lineout, transferred the ball quickly and Rory Best touched down from the ensuing maul.Henderson was again the lineout receiver for the second try, but this time the maul didn’t get going as effectively. Various carriers took the ball on in the Samoan 22 before it was spread to Tadhg Furlong in the wider channels and the prop spun through four tacklers then stretched for the line.Next it was time for the backs to show their skill-set. Midway through the half, Jordan Larmour dummied and cut between two Samoan defenders, then fed the ball to Johnny Sexton on the inside and the fly-half sprinted over. Mind the gap: Johnny Sexton runs in his first try (Getty Images) Close call: Jack Lam (8 shirt) is awarded a try against Ireland (Getty Images)Samoa barely ventured into the Ireland half in the second period and the match became very fractured with replacements flowing onto the pitch, Joe Schmidt mindful of getting his key players off ahead of next weekend’s quarter-final.The Irish did add another two tries in the last quarter, CJ Stander going over from close range with a little help from Peter O’Mahony and Andrew Conway touching down a Joe Carbery kick through.Samoa thought they had got a second try from a driving maul of their own in the last five minutes but it was ruled out by the TMO for a double movement.The match then petered out in the last five minutes but the predominantly Irish crowd will have left happy knowing that their team’s involvement in the World Cup will last at least another week.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageStar ManTadhg Furlong put in an impressive shift at tighthead, Jordan Larmour showed some good touches while Johnny Sexton managed play well and scored two tries, but we’re giving the gong to Conor Murray.Fine nine: Conor Murray puts in a box-kick against Samoa (Getty Images)The Ireland scrum-half departed early in the second period, but he was the man dictating the tempo of the game and delivering the quick ball that kept Samoa on the back foot. Plus, he had two assists: sending Sexton over in the first half and Larmour – thanks to an exquisite long pass – in the second.The ReactionIreland coach Joe Schmidt: “The second half probably wasn’t great to watch, but it was comforting to know we were in the right part of the pitch. We went to strong points for us – maul and scrum, close carries – as with a man down that’s the strong suit you to play to.”Samoa coach Steve Jackson: “Ireland were really good at set-piece time, scrummed well and mauled extremely well. Tactically, with a man down they played very well and deserved the victory. I think it was 86-14 territory and 75-25 possession – you can’t win games like that. They starved us of the ball.”The TeamsIreland: Jordan Larmour; Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw (Andrew Conway 62), Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Johnny Sexton (Joey Carbery 50), Conor Murray (Luke McGrath 53); Cian Healy (Dave Kilcoyne 57), Rory Best (captain, Niall Scannell 50), Tadhg Furlong (Andrew Porter 45), Iain Henderson, James Ryan (Jean Kleyn 57), Tadhg Beirne (Peter O’Mahony 60), Josh Van der Flier, CJ Stander.Tries: Best 4, Furlong 9, Sexton 21, 40, Larmour 49, Stander 66, Conway 70. Cons: Sexton 4, Carbery 2.Red card: Aki 29min.Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams; Ah See Tuala, Alapati Leiua, Henry Taefu, Ed Fidow (Kieron Fonotia 50); Ulupano Seuteni (Tusi Pisi 29), Dwayne Polataivao (Pele Cowley 70); Logovii Mulipola (Jordan Lay 47), Seilala Lam (Ray Niuia 47), Michael Alaalatoa (Paul Alo-Emile 53), Teofilo Paulo (Ray Niuia 14-17, Piula Faasalele 53), Kane Le’aupepe, Chris Vui, TJ Ioane (Josh Tyrell 70), Jack Lam (captain).Try: J Lam 26.Yellow cards: S Lam 6min, Ioane 59min.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
“COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72006/p-house-hahn-design Clipboard P House / HAHN DesignSave this projectSaveP House / HAHN Design Architects: HAHN Design Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. Before deciding on my definition of what a house is, I had to answer the question of how I understand architecture. To me, architecture is a dream shared between the architect and the client/user. When a client approaches an architect, he/she often begins by asking about the required atmosphere or functions, namely the number of rooms, the kinds of possible views, and the best materials. However, what a client really wants is an architect who can identify and realize the client’s intended dream. Then, what is a house? Among all architectural spaces, the house is the true expression of an individual, a client and his/her family. Therefore, designing a house is much more than a routine architectural project; it is a fascinating process of relating to and connecting with the client and his/her family. Save this picture!Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong eP-house is the first house I designed back home in Korea, after 10 years of architectural practice in the US. That professional practice in US was wonderful experience for me, but I always felt something was missing. Why? Perhaps, I could not find any rewarding, small residential projects with a true human connection. Lucky for me, I met a client who led me to this wonderful home site. I trekked up one of the narrow winding streets in Seoul’s Pyeong chang-dong (district). There it was, on a slight curved in the street, nestled between a branch of Mt. Bukhan to the north side and wide open to the south. The site affords a magnificent view of Mt. Bugak as well as Seoul Tower atop Namsan. I admired my client’s eye in selecting such a wonderful place for a home. In this amazing landscape, many wonderful ideas popped into my head for making his dream come true. I wanted to create a relational space where people and nature could be one amid ever-changing time and seasons.Save this picture!Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong eThen, how can people and nature become one? The human being has six senses, so visual stimulation alone cannot bring people and nature together completely. How was I to realize my client’s dream? The clue could be found in traditional Korean houses, including the Feng-shui and traditional spatial layout. People often dismiss “Feng-Shui and traditional space’ as something for a bygone era. However, if you understand the theoretical and philosophical background of these concepts, they can trigger new design alternatives in today’s high-tech world. Feng-Shui is composed of the five elements metal, wood, earth, fire and water. The orientation of the house as well as the location of each room were decided based upon the five elements with respect to the client’s year, month, day and hour of birth. The five elements are also used as materials to express architectural texture, for example, Jungsun marble for earth gray/black zinc for metal and Ipe as wood. Save this picture!Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong eThen what is “traditional space”? It is space with sequence and repose. These days almost everyone lives in monotonous apartment blocks in Korea, and the lack of sequence and repose in space may cause people to lose their sense of time and imagination. Worse still is the psychological blockage for modern people. Multiple spatial layers of traditional space create very interesting sequences, as a front door leads to a small public garden, another middle to a bigger private garden, and so on. Moreover, a shoulder-high stone wall creates another level of spatial relationship with visual connection but without physical separation. Save this picture!Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong eP-house integrated these traditional multiple layers in not only horizontal but also vertical spatial sequences. As a front door opens, you are led into a cozy semi-public garden enclosed by the projected second floor terrace above and a shoulder-high stone fence in your left. A warm continuous wood surface on your right moves you through a glass door and you find a middle wood door. The door opens and you are into a tall vertical open courtyard, and a row of bamboos and two stories of white marble frame your view through a clear front window, and Mt. Bugak is visible in the south. The courtyard becomes a visual corridor to nature as well as the micro-nature inside the house. Around the vertical white marble wall, the space compresses horizontally with open kitchen/dining area, while the space dramatically expands at the vertical two-story-high livingroom, and you are greeted with a magnificent view of Mt. Bugak again. And through a stairway another amazing sequence starts again with the flow of wood and stone wall blurring the border between inside and outside. As the distinction between architecture and nature evaporates, human beings and nature are no more in the relation of subject and object, and you can feel the ecstasy of becoming one. Save this picture!Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong eHaving the perfect house is a dream come true for the client, as is designing such a house for the architect. A true house is a dream shared between architect and client; it cannot be built without a true connection between them. As you get to know each other, suddenly you may discover that shared dream and vision hidden in the subconscious, and unutterable delight will follow. That is the real reason for my architectural design work, which is a door connecting the past and the future, and real and imaginary.Save this picture!Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong eProject gallerySee allShow lessShock Control Regression Adaptation / RaurouwArticlesHanimaadhoo Airport / Haptic Architects + Narud Stokke Wiig ArchitectsArticles Share Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong e+ 20 Share 2007 Projects CopyHouses•Seoul, South Korea CopyAbout this officeHAHN DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeoulHousesSouth KoreaPublished on August 06, 2010Cite: “P House / HAHN Design” 06 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Photographs Projects Houses Denmark Area: 104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” The Green House / Sigurd LarsenSave this projectSaveThe Green House / Sigurd Larsen The Green House / Sigurd Larsen Save this picture!© Tia Borgsmidt+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872330/the-green-house-sigurd-larsen Clipboard Photographs: Tia Borgsmidt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Frøslev Træ, Birch plywood, VentilationsvinduetStylist:Mette Helena RasmussenCity:LejreCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tia BorgsmidtRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40GlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageText description provided by the architects. A series of single family houses is designed for Frikøbing near Copenhagen in Denmark. The development plan for the area has high demands on sustainability for construction materials, insulation, energy and air circulation. THE GREEN HOUSE is the first of our typologies to be developed in the area and consists of a simple plan arrangement that allow for low construction costs while offering generous living spaces.Save this picture!© Tia BorgsmidtTHE GREEN HOUSE, though slightly smaller in floor space, offers a large 32m2 winter garden on the south facing façade of the construction. All bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the northern, more intimate side of the building while the living/dining area opens up onto the greenhouse where a south-facing, mono-pitched roof ensures that a lot of light filters into the communal areas. The children’s room is prepared for being separated by a wall later. A mezzanine over the kitchen makes the most of the high ceilings to create a cozy cinema room, ideal for cold winter nights. Heat from the sun, retained in the winter garden during the day, acts as a buffer between inside and outside as it slowly releases heat back into the house when it gets dark. The house is naturally ventilated with the help of a three-layered window that regulates temperature and air flow entering the building. Save this picture!PlansThe inside is entirely clad with birch plywood while the external finish is made of vertical, untreated, larch panels which will turn to a lighter silver tone over time, allowing the house to adapt to its surroundings. Save this picture!© Tia BorgsmidtProject gallerySee allShow lessTeaching Block Arenals / Lola Romera + Marta Clavera + Francisco MansillaSelected ProjectsBell Street House / Techne Architecture + Interior DesignSelected Projects Share Architects: Sigurd Larsen Area Area of this architecture project 2017 “COPY” CopyHouses•Lejre, Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872330/the-green-house-sigurd-larsen Clipboard ArchDaily Year: CopyAbout this officeSigurd LarsenOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLejreDenmarkPublished on June 05, 2017Cite: “The Green House / Sigurd Larsen” 05 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Melanie May | 18 November 2019 | News Main image: Institute of Fundraising graduation ceremony at the Royal College of Nursing, London. Copyright Institute of Fundraising. 284 total views, 2 views today Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 129 graduate in IoF class of 2018/19 Over one hundred fundraisers have graduated with IoF professional qualifications in the class of 2018/19.129 fundraisers graduated at last week’s ceremony with globally recognised qualifications: 92 fundraisers gained a Certificate in Fundraising and 37 in a Diploma in Fundraising.Now in its eighth year, the ceremony took place on Thursday 14 November in the Royal College of Nursing in London in front of an audience of friends and family. Institute of Fundraising Chief Executive Peter Lewis opened proceedings and commended the graduates on their commitment to their cause and its beneficiaries, and commitment to their donors.Lewis said:“Your success in achieving these qualifications will set you apart from your peers, will enable you to engage more supporters, more effectively, for the causes you serve, and also strengthens the IoF and the fundraising profession more widely on our journey towards Chartered status.”Emma-Louise Singh, IoF trustee and graduate of the Academy’s International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising, added: Advertisement 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. “As an IoF trustee and a graduate myself, I understand the hard work and dedication it takes to be the best fundraiser you can be. There’s a role for all graduates to be ambassadors to make fundraising a career of choice.” A great evening and officially a fundraiser with a diploma – get me ??? #IOFgrad @IoFtweets Wooohooooo! pic.twitter.com/46Ps25LHzR— Becky (@becky_nicho) November 14, 2019 285 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4
Word has come that Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has tested positive for COVID-19. Supporters learned of the diagnosis March 3, as they were gathered in front of the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to call for Abu-Jamal’s release and that of all incarcerated people over 50, who are vulnerable to premature death from COVID-19 and other illnesses.Johanna Fernandez speaks outside the Philadelphia DA’s office, March 3.Johanna Fernandez, with the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, received word from Abu-Jamal’s medical attorney Robert Boyle confirming a diagnosis all had feared. Abu-Jamal, who had been hospitalized to remove excessive fluid from his lungs, was also diagnosed with congestive heart disease.Fernandez described speaking with Abu-Jamal on Feb. 26, noticing his speech was altered. “He reported having labored breathing and feeling a weight he described as ‘having a little elephant on my chest.’ Mumia rarely complains about his health. We immediately mobilized to put pressure on the prison system to test him for COVID-19.”Initially SCI Mahanoy officials said Abu-Jamal’s COVID-19 tests were negative. His supporters, however, aware of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ historic neglect of serious health conditions for Mumia and other incarcerated people, posted an alert calling on prison officials to seek additional health treatment. It appears that this international pressure campaign made a difference.Fernandez reported that 66-year-old Abu-Jamal has severe liver damage, because in the past the PA DOC had delayed treatment for his hepatitis C. “Prisons in the U.S. are a death trap. U.S. prisons have resisted decarceration under COVID-19, yet countries around the world, including Iran and Italy, have had mass release of prisoners.“There were over 500,000 unnecessary deaths in the U.S. because of COVID-19. Who are we as a society — willing to allow elderly people, disproportionately Black and Latinx, to die prematurely and unnecessarily because of the vindictiveness of the criminal justice system?“In the 1980s and ’90s, the U.S. mass-incarcerated Black and Latinx communities after industries abandoned working-class cities like Philadelphia. The system warehoused people they could not employ, giving them 40-years-to-life sentences often related to drug use — crimes which today are not prosecuted. “If we say ‘Black lives matter,’ then imprisoned people — poor, Black, Latinx and victims of white supremacy and racism — must also matter.”Racism — a public health crisis Calling in from California, Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, who has served as a medical consultant for Abu-Jamal, said, “Racism has been identified as a public health crisis. Prisons are the physical manifestation of racism. Not only Mumia, but all imprisoned elders are endangered by COVID-19. His treatment must be his freedom.”Pastor Keith Collin, a prison minister for 30 years, called on DA Krasner to do the right thing and release Abu-Jamal. “You ran for office as a reformer, but now, Mr. Krasner, you are walking in the footsteps and following the same path as former district attorneys Ed Rendell and Lyn Abraham. Trafficking in Black bodies has got to stop.” Speaking for the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party, Ted Kelly stated: “Nelson Mandela taught us that you can tell the character of a country by how it treats its prisoners. Thousands of prisoners in the U.S., including over 100 in Pennsylvania, have died since COVID began — not as the result of an accident, nor the result of negligence — but from a criminal policy to keep men and women behind bars, while the deadly pandemic rips through these concentration camps of poor and working people.“The virus is coming into prisons from the guards and staff. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and DOC Secretary John Wetzel have the legal ability to release thousands of prisoners to save lives.”A statement from international activist Julia Wright was read in which she said: “Since Mumia let us know about his alarming symptoms, serious alerts about his health have gone out internationally. Larry Krasner, John Wetzel, and Tom Wolf know it; their email boxes have been jammed full with messages pouring in from all over the country, from Germany, France, England, Spain, Africa, the Caribbean and more.“I sent out health alerts yesterday to the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.N. Special Rapporteur Against Racism, following my February 18th testimony for Mumia and our elderly political prisoners. A member of the Rapporteur’s staff responded to say that the state of Pennsylvania had already been under scrutiny by the U.N. Human Rights Council.”Cindy Miller with Food Not Bombs Solidarity described Pennsylvania’s prisons as a cash cow for private corporations including Aramark, Securus, Well Pass, Smart Communications, Global Powerlink and Polycom.Closing out the program, Gabriel Bryant with Black Philly Radical Collective challenged Krasner’s supporters and staff, who say they support justice, to not fall in line with the prison system against their own consciences. “This is the third time in a week and a half we’ve been out here. For many of us, we’ve seen the truth and we refuse to fall in line.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this