US economic data boosts stocks

first_imgWednesday 24 November 2010 12:30 pm US economic data boosts stocks by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULL whatsapp John Dunne Sharecenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ US stocks climbed today after data on the labour market and consumer spending signalled the economy was on an upswing.US consumer spending rose for a fourth straight month and a key inflation gauge was at a record low, while jobless claims fell more than expected, the government reported.A private survey found US consumer sentiment rose to its highest level since June.The data helped lift stocks, which had fallen nearly three per cent since early November after hitting a two-year high. Markets fell sharply yesterday on concerns over European debt and tensions on the Korean Peninsula.“Now you are getting good economic data, and you have a tug of war going on here between an improving economy and geopolitical events,” said Paul Mendelsohn, chief investment strategist at Windham Financial Services in Charlotte, Vermont.“The market is trying to determine how much weight to put on each one of these events.”The Dow Jones industrial average was up 101.79 points, or 0.92 percent, at 11,138.16. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 10.99 points, or 0.93 percent, at 1,191.72. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 33.99 points, or 1.36 percent, at 2,528.94.Wall Street was also boosted by upbeat results from upscale jeweler Tiffany & Co.Tiffany advanced 4.1 per cent to $60.68 (38p) after posting quarterly profit and sales that handily beat estimates and forecasting strong holiday sales.The S&P retail index gained 2.3 per cent on bullish prospects for retailers heading into the important holiday shopping season.Other data showed weakness still remained in the economy, as new durable goods orders had their largest decline in nearly two years and new U.S. single-family home sales fell unexpectedly in October.Trading volume was light ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Boparan races to ready offer for Northern Foods

first_imgThursday 20 January 2011 7:51 pm whatsapp ADVISERS for Boparan have been working through the night to put together a bid for Northern Foods, although it was still uncertain yesterday whether the firm would make a formal bid before the Takeover Panel deadline of 5pm today. Boparan’s team has been trying to thrash out a deal with Northern Foods’ pension trustees, who have already agreed a deficit-reduction plan between Northern and potential merger partner Greencore. Greencore agreed to help pay £15m into Northern’s £142m deficit as part of a merger agreed in November. Boparan has not disclosed the price of its planned takeover bid, although people close to the deal said Northern investors have told the company they are unlikely to accept an offer below 80p. Both firms declined to comment. KCS-content Share Boparan races to ready offer for Northern Foods Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgNairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Limited operates as a securities exchange in Kenya offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of various securities such as debt, equity and derivative securities. It provides clearing and settlement services for transactions in derivative securities through its subsidiary, NSE Clear Limited. It also acts as a central counterparty in derivative securities transactions. Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Sahara Africa and NSE plays a vital role in this growth by encouraging savings and investments as well as helping local and international companies access cost-effective capital. The securities exchange operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya; is a full member of the World Federation of Exchange; a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA); the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) and the Association of Futures Market. Nairobi Securities Exchange is a partner exchange in a SSE initiative led by the United Nations. Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/502482/um-house-terra-e-tuma-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 24 Share Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveUm House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Santana de Parnaíba, Brazil Structures:Jasel NemeElectrical And Plumbing:Minuano EngenhariaConstruction:Terra e Tuma Arquitetos AssociadosLandscape:Gabriella Ornaghi Arquitetura da PaisagemSuppliers:Sergio dos Santos Arcene (Construção), Metaltec Esquadrias Especiais (Esquadrias), Kofar Industria e Comércio (Telha Metálica), Risatec Distribuidora de Aço (Aço), Depósito Apoio (Material de Obra).Project Architects:Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Juliana Iha, Lucas MiilherCity:Santana de ParnaíbaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Supported on the 4 bedrooms that occupy the vertices of the site, the house becomes an independent volume implanted on the result of the subtraction of the ground floor and the sloping profile of the natural terrain.Save this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesThe distribution of the internal program subverts the rule of separation into levels, and gathers similar areas on horizontal and vertical planes. This makes it possible to understand the program structure of the house through cross-sections that contain, in order from front to back: living room, kitchen under the desk, horizontal and vertical circulation, bathrooms and bedrooms in the back.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThis way, the site shelters below the projection of the parking area, the access ramp, the recreational area, and services next to the garden in the back. Internally, the prismatic volumes that support the bedrooms contain storage and gas.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe monochromatic house composed of straight lines dialogues antagonistically with its context. Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe project foresees the construction of two more houses in the neighboring lots. This way, the rooms should be continued and the other volumes must adjust to the project.Project gallerySee allShow less2014 RIBA London AwardsArchitecture NewsSchool of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo …Selected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/502482/um-house-terra-e-tuma-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTerra e Tuma Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantana de ParnaíbaBrazilPublished on May 06, 2014Cite: “Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados” [Casa Um / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados] 06 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Projects 2014 “COPY” Brazillast_img read more

Villa F / Christoph Hesse Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Christoph Hesse Architects, Deimel + Wittmar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Medebach, Germany “COPY” Manufacturers: Knauf, Wienerberger, Alwitra, Kulinaro, SteinhausenArchitect:Yvonne WagnerClient:Joel FreseEngineering:Buero DonnerCity:MedebachCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christoph Hesse ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The “off-the-grid” house in the central highlands of GermanyOne day the client walked into our office and said: “Christoph, I would like to have a round house”.Save this picture!© Deimel + WittmarThe client of Villa F has an agricultural background, together with his father, he is a pioneer in the field of the biogas technology in Germany. The main reasons for him to aspire the round form was the fact that from an energy efficient point of view the surface/volume proportion should be ideal. Additionally, he loves the fundamental atmosphere of the space.Save this picture!© Christoph Hesse ArchitectsEnergy efficiency and protection of the environment are the main elements of the design. The supply and disposal of the building are due to the biogas system self-sufficiently-therefore ‘‘off-the-grid’’. Biogas has gained enormous traction in recent years, as biomass from forestry, agriculture and waste is used in a bioenergy village to generate electricity and heat. At the global scale, its substantial energy content could reduce the dependence on fossil fuels. Save this picture!© Christoph Hesse ArchitectsBesides supporting the use of renewable energies, the project aims to strengthen the local economy. With time all the houses in the village were connected to this model solution of Villa F and got benefited as energy operating costs were significantly reduced. The concept to set up a self-powered community was developed through concerned citizens’ initiatives. Meanwhile the next village nearby will be connected to the local heat network of the bio gas plant.Save this picture!PlansConsequently, the design evolved in a cylindrical shape composed by two floors. On the ground floor there is an office and technical rooms used for biogas production, while in the loft character first floor is the living space. The lay of the land, and in particular the falling slopes of the mountains, are reflected in the shape of the roof. In addition, the landscape of the area was as if drawn to the inside of the building by means of loggias and balconies.Save this picture!© Christoph Hesse ArchitectsThe connection with the outside reflects the client’s rootedness in this place. The farmer’s close relation to nature is also shown by the self-designing of the facade with stones from a nearby creek, leading to a constant development of the building.Save this picture!© Christoph Hesse ArchitectsAn oval bath tab, heated by the waste-energy of the biogas plant, is located on the loggia of the upper floor and has a scenery view to the landscape. Save this picture!© Christoph Hesse Architects+ 23Curated by Martita Vial Share Houses Villa F / Christoph Hesse ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla F / Christoph Hesse Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909423/villa-f-christoph-hesse-architects Clipboard Villa F / Christoph Hesse Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909423/villa-f-christoph-hesse-architects Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily 2017 “COPY” Architects: Christoph Hesse Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Germany Project gallerySee allShow lessFive Designs for Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal go to Public VoteArchitecture NewsHacettepe University- Museum and Center For Biodiversity / Erkal ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects CopyAbout this officeChristoph Hesse ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBionic ArchitectureEcological ArchitectureEcological DesignEcologicalRecycledMedebachbioGermanyPublished on January 18, 2019Cite: “Villa F / Christoph Hesse Architects” 18 Jan 2019. 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Friendraising: Community Engagement Strategies for Boards Who Hate Fundraising But Love Making Friends

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Friendraising: Community Engagement Strategies for Boards Who Hate Fundraising But Love Making Friends About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | Newslast_img read more

John Kingston to leave Charities Aid Foundation

first_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 9 March 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 John Kingston to leave Charities Aid Foundation About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. John Kingston, founder and director of Charities Aid Foundation’s social investment fund, CAF Venturesome, is to leave the organisation in July.He joined CAF in 2001 to pilot a social investment ‘risk fund’. This was launched the next year as CAF Venturesome and it has gone on to support over 250 charities and social enterprises with over £22 million of support.John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation described Kingston as a pioneer of the concept of social investment in the UK. “Through CAF Venturesome”, he said, “John Kingston has practically demonstrated the potential of social investment, to the benefit of over 250 organisations and the market. The funding paradigm has shifted to the lasting benefit of communities here and around the world”.Last year, Kingston became Chair of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), and he is also Chair of the Nationwide Foundation. Reflecting on his 10 years at CAF Venturesome, he said: “The social investment market has come on dramatically from an idea in 2001 to a Government strategy paper in 2011. I am very proud of the role that the CAF Venturesome team has played in that”.From the summer he will continue to advise on social investment and maintain his other charity sector roles, including Chair of ACF.www.venturesome.org Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

Charity-toy vending company partners with Lidl GB

first_imgCharity-toy vending company partners with Lidl GB Howard Lake | 6 June 2019 | News  373 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. CharityPodz, the company behind the UK’s first charity-toy vending machines, has announced a new partnership with Lidl GB after raising over £400,000 for UK charities.So far CharityPodz has sold more than 1.6 million toys from its vending machines in just 24 months, benefitting dozens of charities including Alder Hey, TheChildrens Hospital Charity and the NSPCC.The CharityPodz machines are now available in more than 500 Lidl stores. Donations from their sale will go towards the NSPCC’s work to keep children safe from abuse.Since their launch in October 2017 CharityPodz vending machines have appeared in major high street stores like Matalan, together with supermarkets and shopping centres, including Bristol’s Cabot Circus where the proceeds are donated to Children’s Hospice South West.The charity toy machines are branded with the logo of the retailer’s chosen charity, which serves as in-store promotion, while all installation and maintenance is carriedout by Perform365 – the parent company of CharityPodz – to ensure no operational burden on the retailer.Similarly the donation generated by every sale is credited directly into the relevant charity’s bank account, removing any admin or costs for the store’s staff. CharityPodz vending machine in Lidl store Daniela Tulip, senior corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultant at Lidl GB, said:“The roll out of CharityPodz machines to Lidl stores across England, Scotland and Wales has proved to be hugely successful and has helped us raise vital funds for our charity partner, the NSPCC.”She described it as a “successful and straight-forward way of fundraising for charity” by businesses.CharityPodz co-founder and director Adam Abrams said:“Our next step is to continue looking for new partnerships with grocers, retailers, shopping centre groups and, of course, charities. We have huge ambition for thissimple concept as it’s a win-win for both businesses and charities, and delivers great fun for children and their parents.” Tagged with: corporate fundraising NSPCC Youth Advertisement  374 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15last_img read more

A defeat for U.S./NATO-backed facists in Ukraine

first_imgGhost Brigade fighter raises red flag over Debaltsevo region.The independent people’s republics of Novorossiya celebrated an historic victory of the anti-fascist people’s militias over U.S.-backed Ukrainian military forces near the railroad hub town of Debaltsevo on the shared border of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass region.Thousands poured into Donetsk city’s central square on Feb. 23 under the statue of Soviet leader V.I. Lenin to mark their second decisive military victory over Ukraine’s vastly larger, better equipped forces in less than a year.At the same time, Donetsk Prime Minister Aleksandr Zakharchenko cautioned that the Kiev junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists was marshalling for a new offensive, perhaps as soon as late March. (RIA, Feb. 23)Democrats and Republicans in Washington continue pushing to send $3.5 million in heavy weaponry to continue Kiev’s bloody war. According to the United Nations, 5,700 people have died in fighting since Ukraine attacked last April.How did the victory come about?As a new ceasefire agreement was being negotiated by Kiev, Moscow, Paris and Berlin in mid-February, Novorossiyan forces successfully encircled several thousand Ukrainian troops using a World War II-era Soviet military maneuver called a cauldron. The “lid” of the cauldron — preventing the free movement of Kiev’s troops and supplies — was slammed shut in the area of the town of Debaltsevo.After the second Minsk ceasefire was inked on Feb. 12, Donetsk Prime Minister Zakharchenko reported that it would not affect the militia’s efforts in the cauldron. Last September, in contrast, Novorossiyan forces were pulled back from the gates of the Ukrainian-occupied port city of Mariupol when the first Minsk ceasefire took effect, reportedly at the Russian government’s insistence.After days of intense fighting, the Ghost Brigade commanded by Alexei Mozgovoi and other Novorossiyan forces swept into Debaltsevo and surrounding villages on Feb. 18, freeing residents held as virtual hostages in their basements for weeks by the occupiers. International communist volunteers in the Ghost Brigade’s Unit 404 played a key role in the operation.Hundreds of Ukrainian troops surrendered. Thousands more were allowed to leave — but only after abandoning their weapons and equipment to the Novorossiyan militias.Novorossiyan forces are still clearing out pockets of resistance from hardcore fascist elements of the National Guard and volunteer battalions and gathering an enormous amount of abandoned arms and war material, much of it from the United States and other NATO powers.U.S. continues war pushExactly one year after the fascist-dominated “EuroMaidan” coup in Kiev overthrew Ukraine’s elected government, the junta headed by Ukraine President Peter Poroshenko suffered a military defeat while NATO and Wall Street suffered a political defeat. The reverberations spread almost immediately.While Russian news reports showed Ghost Brigade Unit 404 raising the Soviet red flag over Debaltsevo, some 100,000 people marched in Moscow Feb. 21 to protest the anniversary of the Ukrainian coup. Others  marched in cities around the world, from Brussels to New York.Would this defeat convince the Obama administration and Republican Congressional leaders to reconsider their belligerent course toward increasing arms shipments to Ukraine and threatening Russia, which played a key role in securing the Feb. 15 ceasefire?No. Instead, Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Russia with more sanctions, repeating Kiev’s well-tread lies of “Russian occupation” in Donbass.Republican Sen. John McCain, who in December 2013 appeared at a EuroMaidan rally in Kiev with neo-Nazis, rejected the ceasefire deal out of hand.And just as before, Ukrainian forces continue to violate the ceasefire with daily terror attacks on civilian targets in Donbass.“The fire is not as loud and frequent as in January and early February, but a total silence is out of the question,” a Donetsk resident told Sputnik News Feb. 22.Poroshenko announced the formation of a 4,500-strong Ukraine-Polish-Latvian military division — a possible prelude to NATO intervention by these U.S. client regimes. (RT.com, Feb. 20)What next for Donbass?Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadim Pristayko boasted to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that Ukraine is preparing for a “full-scale war.” According to him, Kiev is “no longer afraid to enter a conflict with a nuclear country.” (tinyurl.com/o7zokru) Poroshenko ally Vadim Denisenko told Ukraine’s Channel 5 that he hoped for NATO bombing in the next several months. (Sputnik News, Feb. 18)Poroshenko has also called for Western peacekeepers to be stationed in the conflict zone.Poroshenko’s own future is now in doubt, however. Many are asking if he will be pushed out by oligarchs further to the right and their neo-Nazi agents like Dmitry Yarosh, head of the infamous Right Sector. Yarosh declared that his fascist gang would keep fighting despite the ceasefire.The role of communists and radical anti-fascists like Alexei Mozgovoi in the Debaltsevo victory should give a welcome boost to the left pole in Novorossiya as the people’s republics prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the May 9, 1945, Soviet victory against Nazi Germany.At the same time, Ukraine’s renewed offensive in January, and its defeat in February, is a setback to those who thought an accommodation with the junta was possible or even desirable.For more than two decades, U.S. strategy has been to work toward the break-up of Russia to make it easier to control and exploit that region. This has continued under both Democrats and Republicans, conservative and “liberal” administrations. Kerry’s words show Washington is still determined to place NATO bases on Russia’s western border to pressure political change in Moscow.Today Novorossiya is the front line of armed resistance against austerity, fascism and NATO expansion. The people’s republics need international solidarity to guarantee their military victory turns into a powerful movement to push back U.S.-NATO expansion throughout the region.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more