IPL 2020 Points Table : Mumbai Indians goes top of the…

first_img Cricket 2KL Rahul441239132*79.66161148.441/124/9 WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Drizzles back to haunt IND vs NZ final in Southampton Vishwanathan Anand: mentored teen sensations Nihal, Praggnanandhaa get FIDE President’s wildcard for Chess WC 1 Mumbai Indians4220+1.0944 Battlegrounds Mobile India Players may face permanent ban for misconduct InsideSport News Battlegrounds Mobile India OPEN BETA Crossed 5 Million Downloads 2 Delhi Capitals3210+0.4834 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIPL 2020 KXIP vs MI live updates: MI climbs to top of table after beating KXIP by comprehensive 48-runs marginNext articleUEFA names Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as UEFA men’s player of the year Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 5 Royal Challengers Bangalore3210-1.4504 IPL 2020 Orange Cap: Mayank Agarwal becomes new Orange cap holder, captain Rahul pushed down 3Faf du Plessis3311737286.50116149.130/211/7 8 Chennai Super Kings3120-0.8402 By Kunal Dhyani – October 1, 2020 7 Sunrisers Hyderabad3120-0.2282 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes 1st May (today), find working codes & get rewardsUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchUndoDelhi Capitals is now number 2 on the points table followed by KKR. Rajasthan Royals is at no. 4 and Virat Kohli’s RCB is currently at number 5 with two wins from 3 games. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings are at seventh and eighth positions respectively.Check out the IPL 2020 Points table: Bett1Open 2021: Belinda Bencic enters final defeats Alize Cornet in straight sets InsideSport News Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Facebook Twitter 5Sanju Samson3301678555.6683201.20/26/16 Mayank Agarwal has snatched the Orange Cap from his captain KL Rahul. After the completion of 13th match of IPL 2020, Mayank is now the highest run-scorer in IPL 2020 with 246 runs from three games. Rahul has now been pushed to second spot with 239 runs @ average 79.66. The new entry in the top 5 list is Rohit Sharma who was on a record-breaking spree against KXIP on Friday night. Rohit not only competed for his 5000 runs on the night but also has moved to 4th place in the Orange Cap Race with 170 runs with an average of 42.5. Sanju Samson after a rare failure against Kolkata Knight RIDERS on Thursday has fallen to fifth place in the Orange Cap table.  Also READ : https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2020-rohit-sharma-creates-ipl-history-becomes-3rd-batsman-to-complete-5000-runs/IPL 2020 Orange Cap Leaderboard  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter No.PlayerMInsOvRunsWktsBBIAvgEconSR4w/5w 1Mayank Agarwal44024610661.5148166.211/124/11 2Kagiso Rabada33127573/2610.716.2510.280/0 IPL 2020 Purple Cap Leaderboard  4Sheldon Cottrell441411362/1718.838.07140/0 InsideSport News 3Rahul Chahar441611962/2619.837.43160/0 3 Kolkata Knight Riders3210+0.1174 Cricket 1Mohammad Shami441511883/1514.757.8611.250/0 KingsXI Punjab pacer Mohammad Shami has once again taken top place in the IPL 2020 Purple Cap race. In the match against Mumbai Indian Shami took the wicket of Rohit Sharma to displace Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada from the top position. The South African pacer has picked seven wickets so far in IPL 2013 and now is behind Shami. In the third place is Mumbai Indians young spinner Rahul Chahar who currently has six wickets from 4 games followed by Sheldon Cottrell and Sam Curran.  ATP Tour Defending champions Mumbai Indians are back where they belong. 4 times IPL champions thrashed KingsXI Punjab in the Game 13 of IPL 2020 by 48 runs and move to top of the IPL 2020 points table. Rohit Sharma’s team has now registered 2 victories from 4 games and has moved from 6th to number 1 on the points table. On the other hand, KingsXI Punjab which showed a huge amount of promise at the start of the tournament has now lost 3 out of 4 games in the IPL 2020. KXIP is currently languishing at number 6th on the points table.   No.PlayerMInsNORunsHSAvgBFSR100/504s/6s ATP Tour Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion 5Sam Curran33128853/3317.67.3314.40/0 New UC Price: Krafton has adjusted Battlegrounds Mobile India UC purchase price 4 Rajasthan Royals3210-0.2194 Esports In the 14th game of IPL 2020, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Chennai Super Kings on 2nd October at 7:30 pm IST TAGSCSK vs SRH Live ScoreLatest IPL 2020 Orange CapLatest IPL 2020 Points tableLatest IPL 2020 Purple Cap tableMumbai Indians beat KXIP Punjab SHARE Esports YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgG4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42004 annual report.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw)  42004 annual report.Company ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.last_img read more

Tri-Nations becomes The Investec Rugby Championship

first_img23-JunIrelandWaikato Stadium 25-AugAustraliaEden Park DateVisiting TeamVenue LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2012 All Blacks Test match schedule in New Zealand 16-JunIrelandRugby League Park “The Investec Rugby Championship will see the return of traditional southern hemisphere rivals South Africa and Australia who usually bring out the competitive spirit in our rugby fans.“The 2011 Rugby World Cup demonstrated exactly how exciting matches between these four countries can be, and how fans bring much of the colour and atmosphere to a venue,” Steve Tew said.“Outside of the Rugby World Cup, the Pumas last played in New Zealand in June 2004.  As we saw during the tournament, their colourful and lively fans will be sure to add something special to The Investec Rugby Championship.“This Championship will ensure fans get to see more of the outstanding, hard-hitting and exciting rugby for which our SANZAR nations are known as well as the flair and unpredictable style of rugby that Argentina is sure to bring,” Tew said. The Rugby Championship Fixtures:– August 18 – Wallabies v All Blacks in ANZ Stadium, Sydney, and South Africa v Argentina in South Africa.– August 25 – All Blacks v Wallabies at Eden Park, Auckland, and Argentina v South Africa in Argentina.– September 1 – Travel bye.– September 8 – Wallabies v South Africa in Perth, and All Blacks v Argentina in Westpac Stadium, Wellington.– September 15 – Wallabies v Argentina at Skilled Stadium on the Gold Coast, and All Blacks v South Africa in Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.– September 22 – Travel bye.– September 29 – South Africa v Wallabies in South Africa, and Argentina v All Blacks in Argentina.– October 6 – Argentina  v Wallabies in Argentina, and South Africa v All Blacks in South Africa. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 27: The Wallabies pose with the Tri-Nations trophy after winning the Tri-Nations Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) 9-JunIrelandEden Park The Wallabies won the very last Tri-Nations tournamentAuckland, Canterbury, Waikato, Wellington and Otago will host All Blacks Test matches in the 2012 international season, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) announced today.The Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks will play Ireland in the three-Test match Steinlager Series in Auckland, Hamilton and as announced earlier today, at a redeveloped Rugby League Park in Christchurch.The All Blacks will also play three Test matches in The Investec Rugby Championship – the exciting and ground-breaking replacement for the Investec Tri Nations Series featuring the introduction of Argentina and unveiled by SANZAR today.Wellington will host the first annual Rugby Championship Test match against the new competition entrants on 8 September, while Australia will try once again to break the jinx at Eden Park on 25 August, and South Africa will head south to Dunedin’s new Forsyth Barr Stadium on 15 September.NZRU CEO Steve Tew said both Ireland and Argentina enjoyed enthusiastic support from New Zealand fans during the recent Rugby World Cup.“Ireland really set the tournament on fire and it will be great to have them back in New Zealand next year.  It is particularly special that they will play in Christchurch at the redeveloped Rugby League Park – the first Test match in Christchurch since the Canterbury earthquakes.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop on the crisis of unaccompanied children at US…

first_img Randy Patterson says: Comments navigation Newer comments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Kathleen Saville says: Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Randy Patterson says: Madonna Dougherty says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm Undoubtedly the children are among the most vulnerable in this situation in Latin America and need our particular attention. Our news reports give us scarce facts as to why the major influx has recently begun since gangs and human trafficking have been ongoing for at least a decade or more. How to reunite these children with their families seems to be the big challenge, and of course if their parents are here in the US, we still have an obligation of bringing families back together. When we have perhaps more than ten to fourteen million adults who are undocumented in the US, including a majority from Latin America, and when only a maximum of about two million can be deported with the current ICE systems, and since perhaps that is about the same number as enter the US each year without documentation, the basic problem seems to require a revision of our current laws for finding reliable avenues to citizenship for the many already in the US. Indeed, the problem is being compounded by the lack of legislative action. Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, July 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm Thank you Presiding Bishop Katherine. This is why I love the Episcopal faith and know that conversion was the right choice for me. As to the crisis, these are refugees, fleeing from drug cartel violence that we Americans, in part ,created. The motivation and money comes from American demand for such drugs. We have a responsibility even without this knowledge, but let it be known that the overarching issues, while complicated, can be solved, with resolve and compassion, yet the immediate need is to serve those in crisis now, both the refugees and the border town communities. I will donate. I will not go and provide other aid until the call is made as it might be not be helpful. But please continue to put out the call and let us know what we can best do to serve. Press Release Service Rvd Mansita Sangi says: Emilie Teresa Smith says: July 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm Hi Katherine — before the notoriety of the children at the border there was – and remains – a humanitarian crisis of unsecured borders which includes US citizens and the border communities. Crime has spiked in those areas, including violence and murder of US citizens, also including border agents. Since December 2003 there have been 35 US border agents killed (according to the US Customs figures). If we are now concerned (and rightly so) about the very public face of the crisis we have to remember that the crisis was already ongoing. Attributing the crisis to children is not implied or intended, but let’s address the entire issue for those who face their security and lives under stress and threat. Let’s also address this government’s very reckless open border/no infrastructure/catch & release policy which has, in part, increased a stream of very vulnerable people to make or pay for escorts in an arduous trek. July 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm I can only speak to the situation in El Paso concerning the refugees. No tax money is being used once they are released through ICE. All food, clothing, medical needs, bedding, shelter, and travel arrangements are being supplied through churches, volunteers, and donations. It is my understanding that ICE does release until it is determined that these families have a place to live with relatives. They are not just released onto the streets. They are housed in various centers throughout the city for one or two nights while travel arrangements are made. We then transport them to the bus station or airport to be united with their relatives elsewhere in the US while they await their hearings. Tags July 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm This is much more complicated than whether and how the borders should be secured. This refugee crisis is, in part, of our own creation. The violence is related to drug cartels that do so for money. The money is from American demand for the illegal drugs. Lets keep the focus on the current crisis and helping both the refugees and the border communities. The longer term issues should also be addressed but that is not the subject of our Bishop’s call to service at this time. Diana Kiser says: July 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm Amen. July 16, 2014 at 9:27 am Correct, the Episcopal Church welcomes ‘refugees.’ Status is important. Not ‘refugees’ since that word means a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. They are illegal economic migrants. At our church, we had a homeless person start sleeping in our unlocked chapel. Fair enough….until he started destroying the place. Someone walks in your house, opens the refrigerator, gets a Coke and sits down — status: different outcomes if the person is your son or a homeless person. Rector Shreveport, LA Joyce Berry says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Doug Graham says: Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rev Dr Helen Betenbaugh says: July 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm Thank you Bishop Katharine for your statement. You have expressed the words that are in my heart and this makes me so glad that I joined the Episcopal Church. With the exception of our Native brothers and sisters, we are ALL descendants of refugees. July 10, 2014 at 4:50 pm Thank you, Bishop….and Amen! sam lopez says: Randy Patterson says: The Rev’d Canon George F. Woodward III says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Irma Ramirez says: Rector Albany, NY July 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm We should help all people in need, but I wonder if this statement, made here, is meant to imply that these women and children from Central America are the cause of increased crime? Our people vs them? Where did Jesus say that? An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Chuck Wibert says: Mark Siegel says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Rev’d Canon George F. Woodward III says: Martha Stafford says: July 11, 2014 at 1:08 am Dear Presiding Bishop Katharine, I am an immigrant from Mexico who came legally to the US, at the time I was not allowed to register in school unless I had a valid I-20 form indicating that I was legal in the county. I am also a school employee now, and was surprised to find out years ago, that it was illegal to ask for this form when registering incoming students, because we are to provide free education to all. I love this country, and I am all for legal immigration. The current influx of immigrants is just another serious indication that our immigration system is in need of some serious tweaking. The law of this country is enforced fairly, and I currently working and advocating towards assisting, in any way possible, for the government to do what it must due legally to handle this recent crises. But, we must also find a long term solution to this problem. We have advanced technology, the know how, and resources to implement a functional program to check and promote legal immigration. Having being born and raised in Mexico I can honestly tell you that in Mexico NOTHING is free! even a hospital stay must be paid in full BEFORE the patient leaves the hospital! and an immigrant gets less than nothing. I love this country, its generosity and beauty, but we should all contribute to its maintenance. It is only fair. r Presiding Bishop on the crisis of unaccompanied children at US border Refugees Migration & Resettlement July 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm I’m working with refugees in El Paso. Those from the cities have said that the cartels have taken over neighborhood gangs. They are supplying the gangs with a steady supply of guns and drugs. Business owners have to pay the gangs for “protection” or face deadly consequences. Parents have to pay for protection for their kids to get to and from school. Young girls are particularly vulnerable. Kidnappings of professionals is a daily occurance. The rural areas are safer for now but we’ve had reports of gang violence there as well. Some are here in an effort to keep their children from gang involvement; others because family members have been killed and they fear they are next. My group is working solely with family units so I can’t speak to the unaccompanied minors situation. July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am This is a confession of the church faith. The confession of the Church faith founds and builds a new community, and keeps alive a community of confessing. It is the mark of the Church and of belonging to the Church. As a testimony of faith, it refers to events and gradually explicit during certain situations that challenges the community. There are moments of strife, criticism, political repression, economic difficulties and crises. It is at this moment that the Church can stand up and takes a stand. Faced with such factors, the confession of faith is called to be updated. By updating, it takes account of situations and focuses on aspects which are the subject of debate and protests within the society. Pamela Payne says: July 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm So we worry about the immigration policy of the United States, that the country responds compassionately, even as the Church continues it’s policy of making religious refugees by going to court and having people evicted. We have invented illegal worshipers !So that is compassion from our Country, and eviction policy from the Church. Strange ! Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Martha Stafford says: July 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm Thank you for both your statement and your leadership in this humanitarian crisis. Let us hope that we follow your lead in seeking a compassionate solution to this terrible situation. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm These children are our brothers an sisters. Will we treat them as our children? Their presence in the USA is partly our fault. Who funds the violent drug gangs in Mexico and Central America? The people in our country who have an insatiable appetite for the drugs they sell. The USA is their #1 market. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, July 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm I am devastated by the treatment of children in the detention centers and intend to go help. Please direct me to a church or a center from where I can offer comfort and hope to those detained. Doug Desper says: July 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm Very well spoken. Thank you, Bishop. And, yes, as Doug and others have pointed out, this crisis has many faces. Let us continue to see the Risen Christ in all people. July 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm Our Baptismal Covenant calls on us “to seek and serve Christ in all persons.” We need to give special attention to the most vulnerable among us. I hope our government can find a way to treat these refugees with love and compassion and not simply view them as pawns in a zero-sum game. After all, America is land of refugees. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Doug Desper says: center_img Randy Patterson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 14, 2014 at 10:17 am The Episcopal Church Welcomes You. Does that include refugees? Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 11, 2014 at 1:25 am Thank you, Bishop Katherine. I fear that many Christians forget Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, and I am proud to belong to a church which strives to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and be with those who are sick or imprisoned. I agree with those here who remind us that all Americans are descendants of refugees and immigrants (and no human being is “illegal”!!). July 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm maybe ms. jefferts schori should dialogue with the republicans? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 July 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm Gracias hermana y pastora . . . The Rev. Joe Parrish says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the current crisis of unaccompanied children and families at the United States border.The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well as mothers with children, continues to challenge the United States to respond compassionately.  Like Sudanese or Syrian refugees, these people are fleeing hunger, violence, and the fear of rape, murder, and enslavement.  The violence in Central America has escalated significantly in recent months, particularly as a result of gangs and trafficking in drugs and human beings.  These people are literally fleeing for their lives.  The United States has a checkered history in responding to refugee crises.  We shut our eyes and ears, as well as our ports, during the crimes against Jews and other vulnerable persons in the midst of the Second World War.  We have been more welcoming to Sudanese youths looking for survival in the last 20 years.The Episcopal Church believes we have a responsibility to all our neighbors, particularly the strangers and sojourners around us.  We have been resettling refugees since 1939.  Today, Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Episcopal Relief & Development are working with churches and dioceses in areas where these Central American women and children are being served.  Episcopalians are responding with prayers and concern, and asking how to help.  I urge you to remember these people and their difficult and dangerous position in your prayers – today, this coming Sunday, and continuing until we find a just resolution.  The Episcopal Church has established an account to receive financial contributions to assist Episcopal Migration Ministries in this work.  For details, please contact [email protected] I would also encourage you to contact your legislators, and ask them to support an appropriate humanitarian response to this crisis.  We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keeper, and as a Church, we are asking the United States government to support such a response, grounded in justice and the fundamental dignity of every human being.  Our Office of Government Relations is submitting detailed testimony to a United States Senate hearing today, as that chamber prepares to consider a budget request from the President.  You may read that testimony here, and I encourage you to share it with your own Representative and Senators hereThe Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church July 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm The Program Group on Global Partnership in the Diocese of Los Angeles thanks you for your leadership and for this statement +Bishop Jefferts-Schori, as does Foundation Cristosal working in El Salvador.GFW+ July 11, 2014 at 8:13 am Pamela, since the censors are eliminating contrary viewpoints you will probably not get my response. All Americans are not descendants of refugees because ‘refugee’ means “a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.” Most, including my great-great-grandfather, came 1. legally and 2. for economic opportunity. July 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm I agree that the vulnerable must be protected and helped. That is the short term need and it needs to be fulfilled. But what is the long term solution? Just opening our borders to every person in the world who claims despair is going to be an example of good intentions causing unintended negative consequences, the final result being that the quality of life in our country eventually deteriorates to a point where we are no longer a desirable destination either. It seems to me that our leaders need to work with other world leaders to find a solution to the SOURCE of the problem, rather than only put bandaids on the obvious victims. July 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm Compassion is a CHURCH issue, not government issue. Border security/Immigration policy is purview of COngress. When my grandparents all come from europe, there was a definitive plan in place and they knew what it was such that they just could not “waltz across the border”. As a body of Christians, let`s treat those heer with compassion and pray for Congress to have wisdom to enact appropriate responses in short and long terms. July 16, 2014 at 9:36 am Not the “poorest of the poor” since they can afford the thousands in fees charged by transporters. One billion people live on $2/day or less; that is the poorest of the poor. We can all assist the illegal alien by inviting a dozen into our homes for free room and board but should we? New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 10, 2014 at 11:17 am Dear Bishop Katharine, Thank you for your wonderful and powerful words of support for these people. I am a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach Ca. I am so glad I became apart of this denomination it speaks up and listens carefully to what is being done. I believe very powerfully power of Jesus becoming incarnate in our lives as we continue to do God’s work in the world. Peace Carl Blenkin July 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm I worked with the Lost Boys of Sudan who were refugees about the year 2000 and came to Erie. They were not violent in any way. We worried about them because they were so naive. I treasure my experience with them. I finally knew how little we actually need to live a quality life. Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Jul 10, 2014 July 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm Dear Presiding Bishop KatharineTHANK YOU for helping us all to seek love, Compassion and justice to all Gods people… To all ends of the Earth and especially those fleeing their homelands in fear.. I have been on mission trips to Mexico and to see such poverty and lack of basic needs that close to home is a great sadness.. Christ calls us to help the poorest of the poor and to be his hands and feet in this broken world.. I KNOW if I were a mother watching my children suffer I would do all I could also to help them get to get to a better life. Just to be able to survive.We will be adding prayers for these refuges and all those who are affected by and responding to this crisis. The Rev. Nancy Pennekamp says: Vance Mann says: Candy Buchcuski says: Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Immigration, July 10, 2014 at 4:32 pm This is one of the things that is hardest for me to comprehend: ALL of us, unless of 100% Native American descent, which I believe is not 1 single person, are indebted to our own ancestors, once immigrants, refugees, Outsiders, the Other, in this land. How do we forget so quickly? Simply because it was not our particular pain, still vivid and sharp in memory? It so often sounds as if our national creed has become “I’ve got mine. Time to move on. Whether or not you get yours is your affair.” Are we truly so insensitive, so isolated, so deliberately dis-connected, that we’ve turned our backs on ALL that unites us? While “independence” may still be the American cardinal virtue, it’s a myth – no a lie. Those living in the border areas who employ “illegals” on a regular basis can confirm that without the inter-dependence that is real, without these workers, we’d all probably starve to death. They’re not disposable like the containers their farm produce and items they manufacture in our factories come in. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Katharine Thomas says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 12, 2014 at 7:08 am Not ‘refugees’ since that word means a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. They are economic migrants, and illegal ones at that. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments navigation Newer comments Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (37) Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Madonna Dougherty says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA ron davin says: Carol Justice says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Richard Bidwell says: Rector Washington, DC July 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm The Program Group on Global Partnership in the Diocese of Los Angeles thanks you +Bishop Katharine, as does Foundation Cristosal. We are grateful for your continuing leadership, and especially, in this instance, as it pertains to unaccompanied minors from Central America.George Woodward Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Carl Blenkin says: William Ramsey says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL gary stanko says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm …and in our response to the federal government, let’s not forget to urge relief for our own citizens living in border communities. They are experiencing documented incidents of increased crime including violence, criminal sexual offenses, and much more from unrestricted border crossings. The communities along the border are having their limited community welfare services drained without federal reimbursement. The humanitarian crisis has many faces.last_img

Los cristianos de Pakistán, fieles y fuertes a pesar de…

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Patrick Augustine, rector de la iglesia episcopal de Cristo en La Crosse, Wisconsin, coloca la primera piedra de una nueva iglesia cristiana cerca de Muzzaffarabad durante una reciente visita de solidaridad a Pakistán.[Episcopal News Service] Pakistán es uno de los más conflictivos epicentros del terrorismo en todo el mundo, donde las minorías resultan víctimas de extremistas religiosos por tener diferentes creencias y filiaciones. Sin embargo, la comunidad cristiana perseguida —1,5 por ciento de una población de 180 millones— se mantiene firme en la fe a pesar de la diaria persecución a la que se enfrenta.El mes pasado, estallaron dos bombas en un barrio cristiano de la ciudad paquistaní de Lahore con un saldo de 17 muertos y más de 70 heridos mientras los feligreses asistían a la misa dominical en la iglesia católica de San Juan y en la iglesia de Cristo, una congregación de la Iglesia de Pakistán que es miembro de la Comunión Anglicana.“Los mensajes de amor y de apoyo han sido abrumadores, y las iglesias y agencias de la Comunión Anglicana están colaborando para garantizar una respuesta efectiva y coordinada, así como oración continua”, según un comunicado de prensa de la Alianza Anglicana, que vincula y refuerza las actividades de desarrollo, ayuda y promoción de iglesias, organismos y redes de la Comunión Anglicana.En una teleconferencia reciente con representantes de iglesias y organismos de la Comunión Anglicana, el obispo Irfan Jamil, de la Diócesis de Lahore, habló sobre las prioridades de su iglesia y su comunidad después de los atentados.Jamil y su equipo han estado visitando a los dolientes y a los que resultaron lesionados por el estallido de las bombas, decía el comunicado. La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo ha enviado una subvención de solidaridad para posibilitar la respuesta de la Iglesia a los necesitados después de los ataques.La Iglesia de Pakistán (Unida) y la Iglesia Católica Romana celebraron un oficio funeral conjunto para las víctimas. El arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby participó del oficio por teléfono y sus oraciones fueron traducidas y compartidas con los dolientes.“El obispo Jamil inspiró a los participantes [en la teleconferencia] con su énfasis en el papel de los líderes de la Iglesia en edificar la paz, la armonía y el entendimiento mutuo y con su mensaje a la Comunión Anglicana de seguir al lado de la Iglesia en Pakistán en estos tiempos de trauma”, decía el comunicado.El ataque más devastador en Pakistán ocurrió en septiembre de 2013 cuando dos terroristas suicidas eligieron de blanco la iglesia anglicana de Todos los Santos, en Peshawar, al final de un oficio, atentado que dejó 127 muertos y 170 heridos. Muchas de las víctimas fueron mujeres y niños.El obispo Samuel Azariah, de la Diócesis de Raiwind, moderador de la Iglesia de Pakistán, habló con Episcopal News Service poco después de ese trágico día, diciendo que incluso después de años de intensa persecución de parte de los extremistas religiosos, la población cristiana en Pakistán crece. “Nada logrará enfriar nuestros espíritus. Bombas, asesinatos, incendios, balacera no enfriarán nuestros espíritus ni nuestro compromiso con Jesucristo”, afirmó.El obispo de Peshawar, Humphrey Peters, dijo en un mensaje de Pascua la semana pasada que los ataques terroristas “han dejado una cicatriz permanente en la memoria y el alma de la comunidad cristiana de Pakistán… Por una parte, todas estas amenazas, incidentes de violencia y blancos de persecución desaniman a la comunidad cristiana de Pakistán. Pero, por la otra, han fortalecido la fe y… su compromiso de fidelidad con el Señor Jesucristo”.Fue esta firmeza y esta profunda fe la que el Muy Rdo. Patrick Augustine experimentó cuando visitó Pakistán a principios de este año como expresión de solidaridad con la comunidad cristiana alln de explosivos para matar a los que vos para imponer el islam por medio de la violencia, las decapitaciones y la detonacide la í.Miembros de la congregación de la iglesia anglicana de Todos los Santos en Peshawar.El rector de la iglesia episcopal de Cristo [Christ Episcopal Church] en La Crosse, Wisconsin, que es natural de Pakistán, predicó durante el oficio del 25 de enero en la ahora muy custodiada iglesia de Todos los Santos, construida en el antiguo bazar de la ciudad vieja de Peshawar en 1865. Él encontró una iglesia que crece y que está llena de fieles cristianos. “Me sentí conmovido por la fuerza y el compromiso de su fe”, le dijo a ENS.“Los terroristas creen que tienen motivos para imponer el islam por medio de la violencia, las decapitaciones y la detonación de explosivos, para matar a aquellos cuyos sistemas de creencias difieren”, añadió. “El sufrimiento está en todas partes y ha abrumado nuestra humanidad”.Los cristianos en Pakistán son “víctimas por los islamitas en brutales atentados suicidas, [pero también] del acoso diario y de encarcelamientos”, dijo Augustine.Existe el caso prominente de Asia Bibi, una mujer cristiana y madre de cinco hijos que fue arrestada en junio de 2009 luego de ser acusada de insultar al profeta Mahoma —lo cual ella niega— y sentenciada a morir en la horca. Ella sigue en una cárcel pakistaní a pesar de que casi 1 millón de personas en todo el mundo solicitaron su liberación. Algunas acusaciones de blasfemia han sido divulgadas en la prensa, pero hay otras miles que pasan inadvertidas.Luego del oficio matutino del domingo en la iglesia anglicana de Todos los Santos en Peshawar, el Rdo. Patrick Augustine ora con una familia que perdió varios seres queridos en el atentado dinamitero de septiembre de 2013.La ley pakistaní de la blasfemia identifica como un delito profanar el Sagrado Corán, lo cual conlleva una posible sentencia de cadena perpetua. Pero las ofensas contra el profeta Mahoma pueden castigarse con la pena de muerte.“Esta ley draconiana es una espada que cuelga sobre la cabeza de cada cristiano. Una vez acusado, el individuo corre el riesgo de [caer en manos de] fervientes islamitas que creen que ganarán méritos con Alá por matar a un blasfemo”, dijo Augustine. “Millares de personas inocentes han sido encarceladas y muertas en base a falsas acusaciones de blasfemia.Augustine lamentó la inacción del gobierno de Pakistán, el cual, según él, “ha permitido que los grupos extremistas islámicos propaguen el odio… la violencia, la intolerancia y que difundan ideas extremistas en mezquitas ordinarias y en centros comunitarios”.Pero Augustine —que en 2012 fue galardonado con la Cruz de San Agustín por el anterior arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams, en reconocimiento a sus contribuciones, a escala internacional, a la evangelización, el ecumenismo y la paz y la reconciliación entre las religiones— dijo que “la gente quiere la paz. Vivimos en un mundo diseñado por Dios, de modo que todos nos necesitamos mutuamente como miembros de la familia humana. Hay personas de buena voluntad tanto entre cristianos como entre musulmanes. Les pido a todas las personas de buena voluntad que se pronuncien y que no se conviertan en espectadores silenciosos”.El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal en su reunión de marzo aprobó una resolución que condenaba el uso de la religión para los fines de promover agendas políticas “dirigidas a aterrorizar, victimizar y oprimir a individuos y comunidades y a afectar su capacidad de disfrutar de derechos humanos básicos debido a sus creencias religiosas y sus filiaciones sociales, étnicas, de clase, de casta, de género y nacionalidad”.La resolución llama también a los gobiernos del mundo “a confrontar la realidad de la persecución religiosa, a proteger a las minorías y los civiles dentro del marco del derecho internacional y humanitario, a abordar la exclusión política y la desesperación económica que están siendo manipuladas por las fuerzas de los extremistas y a aumentar la ayuda humanitaria y para el desarrollo en los países de acogida y en las ONG confiables, y a aceptar el reasentamiento de una parte proporcional de las personas más vulnerables allí donde el regreso a sus países de origen es imposible”.El Rdo. Canónigo Robert Edmunds, encargado de asociaciones orientales de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS), dijo: “A veces oímos el termino ‘presencia cristiana’ en el Oriente Medio y suena pasivo y carente de vitalidad, cuando la verdad del asunto para los que viven allí es muy diferente. La presencia cristiana a través de la región tiene que ver con cristianos cuyas familias y raíces religiosas se remontan al tiempo de Cristo. Estos no son transeúntes en una tierra extraña, sino personas cuyas vidas son parte integrante del paisaje, la historia, la cultura las tradiciones que han formado y continúan formando a cada generación”.La presencia de las iglesias cristianas a través de la región “brinda el lenguaje del amor de Dios y de todos los prójimos en peligro de ser silenciados”, añadió Edmunds. “Nosotros en Occidente debemos seguir dándoles visibilidad a esas atrocidades, tanto desde el punto de vista de la solidaridad con nuestros hermanos y hermanas cristianos, como para alentar a los líderes políticos a buscar soluciones de paz permanente y duraderas para beneficio de todos. Perder la voz cristiana en la región sería catastrófico para el futuro”.Los amigos, familiares y feligreses de Augustine expresaron su preocupación de que él visitara Pakistán en un momento tan inestable. Pero Augustine dijo, refiriéndose a su viaje, que él había encontrado incontables señales de esperanza y sorpresas inesperadas.El Muy Rdo. Patrick Augustine con jóvenes líderes de la Diócesis de Peshawar, algunos de los cuales resultaron lesionados y perdieron a miembros de su familia en los atentados terroristas de la iglesia anglicana de Todos los Santos.A primera hora de una mañana de domingo en febrero, Augustine y 20 cristianos de Islamabad viajaron por carretera durante cuatro horas para estar con una familia cristiana cerca de Muzzaffarabad. La familia ha estado viviendo allí desde 1933, pero ellos son los únicos cristianos en una zona exclusivamente islámica. Augustine describió [la visita] como un profundo privilegio y un día histórico mientas contaba cómo le habían pedido que celebrara la Santa Comunión y predicara, y luego plantara la primera piedra de una iglesia que tendrá lugar para 50 personas.El primer día de su arribo a Islamabad, visitó el taller de un sastre con un amigo. Uno de los hermanos musulmanes que dirige el taller le pidió a Augustine que orara por él. Cuando Augustine le dijo que él ora en el nombre de Jesús, el hermano le dijo que no tenía ninguna objeción.Cuando estaba a punto de irse, el otro de los hermanos se le acercó a Augustine y le pido que orara con ellos también. “Los miré y vi en sus ojos hambre de Dios para recuperación y bendición”, dijo él. “Impuse mis manos sobre ellos y les pedí a Dios que los bendijera, y que bendijera su taller y que bendijera a Pakistán para que fuera una tierra de paz. Esta fue una experiencia sorprendente en un país donde a los cristianos los persiguen y los discriminan a diario”.Dos días después, Peters, el obispo de Peshawar, recibió una llamada telefónica sobre el ataque de una turba musulmana a una escuela dirigida por cristianos en la ciudad de Banú. La escuela tiene 1.800 estudiantes, el 99 por ciento de los cuales son musulmanes. Peters y cuatro clérigos decidieron partir inmediatamente [hacia el lugar] e invitaron a Augustine que los acompañara. “Es una zona de altísima seguridad y no muchos estadounidenses podrán hacer este viaje peligroso. Fue un privilegio ir… y mostrarse en solidaridad con una iglesia sufriente”, dijo Augustine.El Muy Rdo. Patrick Augustine ora con la desplazada comunidad cristiana en Banú.Dentro del complejo de instalaciones, había 200 familias cristianas desplazadas internamente de la zona de Waziristán, un baluarte de las fuerzas de Al-Qaeda y el Talibán y la región donde los aviones norteamericanos no tripulados han estado cazando terroristas.“Hay un millón de desplazados internos”, dijo Augustine. “Las familias cristianas estaban viviendo en campamentos de refugiados… y no les daban alimento ni abrigo. Ha sido una zona anglicana desde los años sesenta del siglo XIX. El obispo invitó a los cristianos a levantar tiendas dentro de las instalaciones de la iglesia donde también están situados una escuela y un hospital. Ellos pueden proporcionarle educación y ayuda médica a musulmanes y cristianos en esta ciudad.“Dediqué todo un día a visitar a estas personas desplazadas, a escuchar sus historias, a sostener sus manos y a orar con ellos… No percibí que esas personas estuvieran dispuestas a renunciar a su fe, sino que eran muy fuertes, profundamente arraigados y comprometidos a seguir a Jesús en el camino de la cruz”.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Las Palmeras Beach House / RRMR Arquitectos

first_img Year:  CopyHouses•Lima, Peru Text description provided by the architects. Courtesy of RRMR Arquitectos Save this picture!Recommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionThe design is proposed in a compact stretch of land as a part of a residential development located in the deserted coast on the outskirt of Lima. This development is 120km away from Lima City.Save this picture!Courtesy of RRMR Arquitectos The house benefits from the increasing slope to create a sculptural and aesthetic volume. The plot is located besides an open park. Despite the compact character one can see the lightness and dynamic properties of the volume, characteristics that strengthen its relation with the public park. Save this picture!Courtesy of RRMR Arquitectos The monolithic and massive volume chosen as a starting point and worked as a big carved block searches the contrast in a duality introspection and permeability. This position prioresses the views towards the ocean and the park but closed to the immediate context. Save this picture!Courtesy of RRMR Arquitectos Consequently, special attention was given to inner space and it´s visual to the environment. There are three visual axes that relate to different levels and its directionality with exterior. The first axis is horizontal from the main entrance and steered to the park. Perpendicular to it is the second axe which is vertical looking towards the sky and where circulation is developed vertically. The third one directing the view from the social area towards the ocean. These three axes merge in a single space that integrates not only the most important visuals and circulations but the social and intimate areas. In this atmosphere, integration of conceptual visuals is achieved, as well as the functional integration of all areas through a spiral staircase bonding the second and third floor. Leaving the first floor to parking and services areas. Light enters through visual frames covering all the house. Despite the house is compact, this effect gives the sensation of lightness and amplitude. The rest of the building closes to the environment giving it more privacy and avoiding neighbors’ registry. The interior-exterior relation is emphasized through these visual frames. Save this picture!Courtesy of RRMR Arquitectos The materials used, the walls painted in white, the stone walls at the bottom and the grey floors seeks to give a solid image in the exterior and a neutral atmosphere in the interior empathizing the strong colors of nature outside the house such as: ocean, park, sky and mountains. The color inside the house is concentrated in the spiral staircase. Save this picture!Courtesy of RRMR Arquitectos We chose to leave the social areas in the third floor, to take advantage of the ocean view over the first row terraces. In the first floor we identified areas which required a lot less illumination such as service and parking areas. The plot of the house is compact and functional. One enters by a lateral staircase that leads straight to the second floor. There one immediately discovers the principal perforation in the house volume which relates with the park in the other corner of the house. From this point you one can access the four bedrooms and the family room. The spiral staircase connects this level with the one on top where the social areas are located such as dining room, terrace, pool, living room all of them with a direct view to the ocean. In the fist floor we have the services areas and a parking for four cars. Save this picture!section 01 Traditional building methods were followed using a concrete structure and brick walls with White rendering.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: King’s Cross Western Concourse Lighting DesignArticlesKlaksvik City Center Proposal / studio wokArticles Share Projects Peru Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/247298/las-palmeras-beach-house-rrmr-arquitectos Clipboard 2011 Las Palmeras Beach House / RRMR Arquitectos Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Architects: RRMR Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRRMR ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimaHousesPeruPublished on June 26, 2012Cite: “Las Palmeras Beach House / RRMR Arquitectos” 26 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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African-American political power and the elections

first_imgAbayomi AzikiweWW photo: Brenda RyanThe role of African Americans is pivotal during the last two months of primaries and caucuses in approximately 20 states.Both candidates for the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, have made special appeals to win over the African-American electorate.This process goes back at least to 1960, when a re-emergent Black electorate swung its support to Democratic candidate Sen. John F. Kennedy in a significant move that landed him in the White House. Nonetheless, numerous militants from the period, such as Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael, criticized the Kennedy administration for its failure to protect Civil Rights workers as well as its failure to navigate legislation through Congress to protect the social and political rights of nationally oppressed African Americans.On Aug. 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The bill was the product of the escalating struggle of the African-American people during the mid-1960s to demand full equality and the right to self-determination.Voting Rights restrictions reinstituted by Supreme CourtNearly five decades later, on June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act by a 5-4 ruling in the case of Shelby County [Ala.] v. Holder. This decision eviscerated the authority of the Justice Department to monitor and intervene when issues related to ballot access and legislative representation are involved. Recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia remarked at the time that such a bill in the modern period represented some form of “racial privilege” for African Americans. This statement was made at a time when the Great Recession had devastated African Americans in the areas of home foreclosures, job losses, declining income and household wealth.A New York Times article said the ruling “effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, freeing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval. … At the core of the disagreement was whether racial minorities continued to face barriers to voting in states with a history of discrimination.” (June 25, 2013)Representing the majority in the decision, conservative Justice John G. Roberts wrote, “Our country has changed. While any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions.”Laws instituted by various states to enhance barriers to ballot access were vindicated by the ruling. In the same New York Times article, authorities in Texas “announced shortly after the decision that a voter identification law that had been blocked would go into effect immediately, and that redistricting maps there would no longer need federal approval.”These and other measures, such as the denial of ballot access for those having criminal records, disqualifies approximately 25 percent of African-American voters in Florida. Overall, some 1.3 million people in this Southern state were missing on voter rolls at the time of the primary elections on March 15.Mass struggle escalates in response to right-wing offensiveNo concrete measures were ever initiated to address these concerns under the administration of President Barack Obama. The elections in 2010, 2012 and 2014 witnessed the transformation of the Democrats from a majority to a minority in Congress.The absence of an effective political alternative both within and outside of Congress resulted in the deepening of a right-wing political agenda that has enhanced the capacity of the capitalist class to dominate the workers and oppressed generally. State repression by the police and intelligence agencies reinforces the system of exploitation with impunity.Nearly all the mass demonstrations and rebellions since 2012 have been in response to the cop and vigilante killings of African Americans and Latinos/as. These protests and acts of property destruction have prompted the stark display of militarization at all levels of law enforcement, which have been supplied by the federal government with automatic weapons, armored vehicles, tanks, chemicals, batons and sound devices designed to repress and disperse crowds.Shifting political attitudes in 2016New polls indicate that the Sanders campaign has gained significant support in the African-American community in the Midwest and West Coast. One recent poll indicated that within a period of two months, Sanders now leads Clinton among African-American voters in Wisconsin prior to the April 5 primary.A March 31 Huffington Post article notes, “On February 27th, Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders among African-American voters by 52 points. By March 26th, she led Sanders among African-Americans by just nine points. And today, Public Policy Polling, a widely respected polling organization, released a poll showing that Sanders leads Clinton among African-American voters in Wisconsin by 11 points.”The poll suggests that “in short, the Clinton campaign is in the midst of an historic collapse — much of it due to the unraveling of support for Clinton among nonwhite voters — and the national media has yet to take any notice.” Primary elections in the next few weeks will prove or disprove these assertions.This trend was illustrated in Michigan during early March and was reflected in the questionably close margins of victory by Clinton in Illinois and Missouri, along with the overall lack of enthusiasm for the former secretary of state’s second presidential campaign.At any rate there is a degree of desperation in the Clinton campaign particularly in reference to the outcome of the Wisconsin primary. Clinton held campaign rallies in African-American neighborhoods in Milwaukee during the last week of March.In two major events, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, Wisconsin’s sole African-American member of the House, stood next to Clinton on stage. Moore welcomed Clinton at a Boys and Girls Club by claiming that the former New York senator and first lady had helped African-American youth in South Carolina while working for the Children’s Defense Fund. (WPR.org, March 31)Need for independent political actionWhat do African Americans have to gain from their continued support for centrist Democratic candidates, in light of the history of the 1990s under Clinton and the last eight years of the Obama administration? Joblessness, poverty, mass incarceration, police terrorism and entrenched institutional racism remain structural barriers to socio-economic advancement and political empowerment.The apparent shift in outlook toward the Sanders campaign illustrates the discontent among numerous Democratic Party constituencies, of which African Americans are an indispensable grouping. Clinton’s reliance on elected officials and party organizational structures has not been nearly enough to sustain a series of victories in the South and other areas during the early phase of the campaign.Questions are being raised in the electorate over the role of the “superdelegate” process, in which committed forces, most representing party bosses, maintain the capacity to override electoral losses suffered by Clinton in several key states, including Michigan, Alaska, Hawaii and New Hampshire. This will become a critical debate in light of several polls that show Sanders running a much stronger campaign against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the general elections in November.These shifts in political views must lead toward greater political independence during the primary process, the national elections and beyond. Ultimately, African Americans, the nationally oppressed from other communities and the working class in general must break with the Democratic Party to establish their own organization that will speak in their name and fight for a program of total liberation and genuine socialist construction.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Umuvugizi editor latest target in harassment of independent press

first_img February 13, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RwandaAfrica RSF_en Reports Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent RwandaAfrica August 14, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Umuvugizi editor latest target in harassment of independent press November 27, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Rwandacenter_img News Bosco Gasasira, the editor of the weekly Umuvugizi, told Reporters Without Borders today he has been receiving telephone threats and has been under surveillance by military intelligence whenever he goes out since 10 August. “Some calls from ‘private numbers’ have threatened me with being beaten to death,” he said.Gasasira refused to give the authorities any information about the location of Bonaventure Bizumuremyi, the editor of the independent weekly Umuco, who has been in hiding ever since he received serious threats.Like Umuco and another independent newspaper, Umseso, Gasasira’s weekly has also been targeted by the Rwandan authorities for criticising economy and finance minister James Musoni. Gasasira ran an article accusing him of “influence trafficking” and bias in the distribution of key posts with the aim of controlling the economy.————————8.08.2006 – One newspaper editor goes missing, another targeted by threats and smearsReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the editors of two independent weeklies, Bonaventure Bizumuremyi of Umuco and Charles Kabonero of Umuseso. Bizumuremyi went missing 24 hours after the police came to his newspaper to arrest him, while Kabonero is the target of a government-orchestrated campaign of threats and false accusations.“Rwanda’s last remaining independent newspapers have to struggle to survive in an increasingly hostile climate,” the press freedom organisation said. “If the government were trying to silence all the publications that fail to flatter it, this is how it would go about it.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Trials, threats, intimidation and smears – they are all used to punish independent journalists who dare to take too much interest in those in power. If the information minister wants to continue to insist on his commitment to press freedom without being criticised by journalists’ organisations, the harassment of Umuco and Umuseso must stop.”Police came in a pickup to Umuco’s office at 1:30 pm on 3 August looking for Bizumuremyi. The head of the criminal investigation department, Maurice Muligo, ordered him to follow them. Bizumuremyi refused to go without a proper summons. Muligo wrote one on the spot, ordering him to report to police headquarters within the hour (although Rwandan law says people should be given 48 hours to report to the police).The day before, Bizumuremyi appeared before the High Council of the Press, a government-controlled regulatory body, on charges of publishing “sensationalist” articles “violating the privacy of certain political leaders.” The HCP objected above all to an article saying President Paul Kagame had influenced judges in his comments about Col. Patrick Karegeya, a former army spokesman who has just been convicted of insubordination and desertion by a court martial. Karegeya, who used to be a Kagame supporter and even ran the foreign intelligence service for 10 years, was publicly described by the president as “useless and anything.”According to sources contacted by Reporters Without Borders, Bizumuremyi tried in vain to find a lawyer to defend him after receiving the visit from the police. But all the lawyers he spoke to requested prohibitive fees or said they would first need a green light from the Kigali bar association before accepting. His family has not had any word from him since 5 August and none of his phone numbers can be reached.Just over six months ago, on the night of 15 January, four men armed with clubs and knives attacked Bizumuremyi and told him to stop writing articles criticising the government.Kabonero meanwhile received a call on 5 August from an anonymous source within the foreign intelligence service warning that he was about to be arrested and that a plan was afoot to have Umuseso, Rwanda Newsline (another newspaper he edits) and Umuco closed. The plan was said to have been hatched by military intelligence chief Jack Nziza, finance and planning minister James Musoni, who is one of the “barons” of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (FPR), and presidential security adviser Emmanuel Ndahiro.“Their plan is first of all to go around all the western embassies spreading rumours about our newspapers,” Kabonero told Reporters Without Borders. The smear campaign would also use the daily New Times, the weekly Umuvugizi and the fortnightly Focus, which are the only three newspapers that get advertising from government entities and companies linked to the FPR.This phone call came two days after the Rwandan high court sentenced Kabonero on appeal to a suspended one-year prison term and a fine of 1 million Rwandan francs (1,450 euros) for a piece of political analysis published in 2004. Kabonero’s suspended sentence could be changed to an actual prison term on the least pretext.Kabonero has been the target of an aggressive smear campaign since the start of the year, especially in Focus. After being accused of collaborating with the political opposition in exile, he was alleged to have forged evidence of threats used by political asylum applicants in Europe. No evidence was produced to support this claims against Kabonero.In April, Focus used a forged e-mail message to accuse him of conspiring with Lt. Abdul Ruzibiza – a former officer in the FPR’s special services who has now sought political asylum abroad – to launch a wave of bombings in Kigali and bring down the government. Although the message published in Focus was a crude forgery, Reporters Without Borders investigated the allegations and found them to be baseless. News News Receive email alerts to go further Organisation BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

Business week, whats on and more

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBusiness week, whats on and moreBy admin – October 2, 2009 663 Facebook WhatsApp Print Email Twittercenter_img Linkedin Dragons Den star challenges regionSEAN Gallagher of the Dragon’s Den will challenge business people of the Mid West to put their money where their mouth is during Mid West Regional Business Week 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following on from the huge success of Bill Cullen’s guest speaker appearance at a similar event in April, straight-talking entrepreneur and Dragon, Seán Gallagher will talk at the event with “Put your Money Where your Mouth is – Making Successful Decisions in Tough Times”,For more information on this event taking place in the Radisson Hotel Limerick on Wednesday October 7 and other events taking place during Mid-West Regional Business Week 2009 go to www.regionalbusinessweek.com.Business gurus gather for regional business weekMinister for Trade and Commerce, Mr. Billy Kelleher TD will perform the official opening of inaugural Mid West Regional Business Week this coming Monday October 5 at 2 p.m. at the Westpark Business Campus, Shannon, Co. Clare.Following on from the official opening, Vincent Browne of TV3’s nightly current affairs programme and columnist with both the Irish Times and the Sunday Business Post will chair a discussion panel on the topic “Doing business in the Mid West” – the issues facing this region and how these may be addressed.This discussion panel will include Minister Billy Kelleher T.D, Brian O’Connell MD of Westpark Shannon Ltd and member of the Government-appointed Mid West Task Force., Dr Maria Hinfelaar President of Limerick Institute of Technology, Brendan Kenny CEO of the Limerick Regeneration Project and Rory O’Connor former CEO of Hewlwett Packard. With his many years in the media and his confrontational questioning style, Browne will ensure to deliver a very focused and thorough discussion with the panel.The inaugural Mid-West Regional Business Week will take place from Monday 5th – Friday 9th October 2009 with an extensive programme of seminars, workshops, networking events and expos addressing relevant business topics.For further details contact Limerick County Enterprise Board on 061 496520 or log onto www.lcoeb.ieSpeakers set for Network LimerickNETWORK Limerick monthly meeting is participating in the Mid West Regional Enterprise Week and on Tuesday October 6 between 8.00pm – 9.30pm at The Strand Hotel, they will host two speakers as they share their thoughst and experiences.Jon Kenny will entitle his talk on “Embracing change, overcoming adversity and starting over again”.Anne Hession, vice president of Network Ireland will discuss, “Why Network?”All visitors are welcome to attend the event and you can look on www.networklimerick.com for more details. Advertisement Previous articleBite size food newsNext articleMunster silenced behind enemy lines adminlast_img read more

Two killed, three injured when school bus collides with semi-truck in Illinois

first_imgTHEPALMER/iStock(DOWNS, Ill.) — A truck driver in Illinois was going the wrong way on a highway when he slammed headfirst into a school bus on Wednesday night, killing himself and a volunteer school worker, police said.The 34-year-old semitrailer driver was traveling east in the westbound lane of Interstate 74 in Downs, Illinois, around 8:30 p.m. when he collided with a yellow bus carrying a group of Normal West High School athletes, according to authorities.The students survived, but a volunteer school worker on the bus, 72-year-old Charles Crabtree, was killed, according to the McClean County Unit District No. 5. Three adults, including two from the bus, were airlifted to local hospitals. Their conditions were unknown as of early Thursday morning.Authorities said they were withholding the truck driver’s identity, pending next-of-kin notifications.The students, including JV girls basketball players, were taken to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, the school district said in a Facebook post. It plans to have staff on hand to provide support for those affected by the crash.“There were 11 people on the bus. All of our students on the bus have been transported to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries,” the post said.“Please keep the Crabtree family and the entire Normal West Community in your thoughts,” it added in a separate post.The school said parents of the players involved should come to the campus.Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more