Saints make double signing

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Northampton Saints “Our campaigns in the Premiership and in Europe have shown us the value of having a strong all-round squad, and with the World Cup coinciding with the start of next season we need players who can help us compete throughout next season,” Mallinder commented. “James and Craig have shown their quality in the Championship and in the games they have played against us in the last year, and we were impressed by what they can bring, not just in terms of playing ability but desire to succeed in a Saints shirt.“We look forward to welcoming them to Franklin’s Gardens during the summer.” That day the 27-year-old Spanish international was in the Green and Whites’ number 15 shirt, but he is also comfortable at fly half and on the wing. In addition to his 22 appearances for Nottingham in the 2010/11 Championship Sempere has played Top 14 rugby for Montpellier and won 34 caps for Spain, scoring 22 tries.“For me the Saints is one of the best teams in the Premiership,” he said. “It is a great opportunity for me to show what I can do. I like to play with the ball in hand from everywhere, which is why I’m looking forward to playing in a team like Northampton. I enjoyed the game last August and the stadium seemed like a good place to play.“Nottingham has been a good place to play and the club has good coaches and people there. It was my first experience in England and they made me feel very welcome. But the opportunity from Northampton was too good to turn down and I’m looking forward to playing there next season.”Director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that both players will be useful additions to the Saints squad next season. James Craig in action for Leeds Northampton Saints today announced two new additions to the club’s squad ahead of the 2011/12 season – forward James Craig and back Cesar Sempere.Craig, a 22-year-old, 6’7” lock, joins the Saints from Leeds Carnegie. The 2006/07 Leeds Academy Player of the Year is an athletic and mobile player whose eye for the try line was clear when he scored for the Yorkshire outfit in their LV= Cup trip to Franklin’s Gardens in early February.He has represented England through the age groups and this season his Aviva Premiership Rugby, LV= Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup experience was supplemented by a loan spell in the Championship with Doncaster Knights.Although he paid tribute to the staff at Leeds who have helped him get started in professional rugby, Craig is excited by the challenge ahead of him at Franklin’s Gardens.“There are obviously a lot of people at Leeds who have helped me with my career and I owe them a lot of thanks,” he said. “But now I’m massively looking forward to coming down to the Saints. The guys who I know here like Calum Clark and Scott Armstrong have told me that it’s a great place to be, and visiting the club you can feel a buzz around the place, especially with the massive two or three weeks that are coming up. Hopefully I can help get the club to a similar place next year.“The support you get with things like the conditioning is a massive help and it means that I can concentrate on nothing but developing my rugby. Hopefully the way I play will fit in with the way the team plays here. And with the full houses and great fans that follow the Saints it’s a great place to play rugby.”Sempere is another newcomer who has played – and indeed scored – at Franklin’s Gardens recently in last year’s pre-season friendly against Nottingham.last_img read more

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Uruguay thwarted in attempt to switch provinces

first_img M. Andrew Johnston says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Anglican Communion, [Anglican Journal] The Diocese of Uruguay says it feels “abandoned and unsupported” after the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) turned down its request to change provinces.The diocese, which is part of the province of the Southern Cone, has asked that it be transferred to the province of Brasil, which it says is “more compatible” in terms of theology, mission and philosophy.It appealed to the ACC Standing Committee to review its decision, saying it feels “adrift, as if condemned to stay in a province where it doesn’t fit.”In 2010, the diocese voted to seek another jurisdiction after a proposal seeking to allow dioceses individually to permit the ordination of women to the priesthood was turned down by the 10th Southern Cone synod. The Diocese of Uruguay, which currently has female deacons, has been requesting the ordination of women for more than a decade.In a press statement, Uruguay’s diocesan permanent committee, said the Standing Committee’s suggestions for a way forward only focused on the election of a bishop coadjutor, which it undertook last year. This election was not ratified by the province, however.Archdeacon Michael Pollesel, former general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, was elected in that process. The province has rejected his election twice, a move that the Uruguay diocese described as “the last straw.”The diocese said it would have no problem holding another episcopal election, but that the ministry and mission of the new bishop and the diocese would “still be constrained by the missiological, philosophical and theological differences” with the province.  The Standing Committee appears to have overlooked these differences “and offers no way forward,” it said. The diocese has tried to “follow the rules and its request is still being ignored.”The diocese had appealed a transfer to the ACC Standing Committee this past July. Formerly, it requested permission to leave the province. The request was denied.Uruguay has been part of the Southern Cone since its formation in 1988. The Southern Cone also includes dioceses in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Peru.The 15-member ACC Standing Committee includes seven members elected by the ACC, five primates, and the chair and vice chair of the ACC. Their mandate is to assist the churches of the 77-million strong Anglican Communion “in advancing the work of their mission worldwide,” according to the ACC website.— Marites N. Sison is a staff writer for the Anglican Journal. South America Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bill Cruse says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Josephine (Chepi) DiCalogero says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Joe Gilliland says: Uruguay thwarted in attempt to switch provinces Bruce Marshall says: Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 December 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm Maybe the Cafe will have something on it in a day or two. November 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm If a Diocese chooses to ordain women why would the AAC standing in their way?Furthermore the Province is disallowing the Uruguayan Diocese’s selection of a Bishop.The AAC should be supportive of any Diocese that is moving forward on women’s ordination! Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. November 28, 2012 at 7:22 am This is a very poorly written article. The lead says that Uruguay was “thwarted” and the rest of the piece describes the reasons for that diocese’s discontent with the Southern Cone. But nowheree are we given any explanation for the action by the ACC or why Uruguay was thwarted. Yet the records of the recent ACC meeting were posted on its website. Why were the relevant portions not summarized in this report or at least a link to the web pages not provided? That is just sloppy reporting. Comments (7) 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release 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 Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA November 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm I know nothing in detail about the Anglican Church in Uruguay, But, considering its role as the receiving jurisdiction for those in Fort Worth and San Joaquin (and probably elsewhere) who left the Episcopal Church, I think I’d want to distance myself as possible from the reactionaries in the Southern Cone. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Don McCleary says: November 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm Did the ACC Standing Committee provide any details for the denial of Uruguay’s request? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Marites N. SisonPosted Nov 26, 2012 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET November 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm Bruce Marshall is right: the article skates across the surface of the problem and provides no information about the substance of the problem. ENS owes the readership better. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing November 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm This is an injustice to the faithful of the Diocese of Uruguay and to the greater Church. They have done everything according to the “rules” yet are not able to live by their conscience. I hope that whatever decision is made on their part, considering their longing to validate and promote women, that the new Archbishop of Canterbury will intercede on their behalf. Remember theirs is not just a diocese but a country. 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The House and the Trees / Iglesis Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788546/la-casa-y-los-arboles-iglesis-arquitectos Clipboard Chile Houses Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The House and the Trees / Iglesis Arquitectos Architects: Iglesis Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Las Condes, Chile “COPY”center_img Photographs Year:  Manufacturers: Trespa, Bercia, Duomo, Hunter Douglas, JNF, MKStructure:RG Ingenieros Ltda.Construction:Carlos Arce M.Author Architect:Jorge Iglesis GuillardCity:Las CondesCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. In a site with great leafy trees, the house is defined only by a roof and a floor. A unique space, continuous and deep, opened on its sides to the garden and closed towards the street and the background.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe floor is stone and the ceiling wood. The two front walls are a metal and concrete structure. The boundaries between inside and outside do not exist; spaces interact, generating views arriving always to the gardens and the abundant foliage outside. Services are ordered in closed volumes to indicate the access and configuring various yards.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!DiagramFloor and roof work as two generous planes which support and protect the space that shelters the family life, incorporating to the house the entire site.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessLead 8 Proposes HarbourLoop as a Pedestrian Mecca for Hong KongUnbuilt ProjectRPII Residence / Gustavo ArbexSelected Projects Share 2015 Projects Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 25 Share The House and the Trees / Iglesis ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe House and the Trees / Iglesis Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788546/la-casa-y-los-arboles-iglesis-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeIglesis ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLas CondesChilePublished on June 01, 2016Cite: “The House and the Trees / Iglesis Arquitectos” 01 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More 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 streamlast_img read more

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Olympics national lottery games likely to hit charities even harder

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 December 2003 | News  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), among other groups, was not pleased at this news. It responded by calling on the government to end the 12% lottery tax on every ticket.“The lottery funding of voluntary and community organisations doing vital work throughout the UK could decline sharply with the diversion of £1.5 billion lottery revenue to the Olympics,” said Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO. “NCVO is calling on Government to minimise the damage caused to good causes by this plan by diverting the 12% tax on every National Lottery ticket worth £549 million per year to the good causes and lottery players.” “The Olympics lottery fund sets a worrying new precedent for future decisions about the distribution of Lottery funding. Wecontinue to hold by the principle that Lottery funds should be distributed by an independently appointed bodies which have the freedom to take final decisions on both funding priorities and specific projects after consultation.” National lottery games to raise funds for the proposed 2012 London Olympics could result in even more money being diverted from good causes and charities than was originally feared.The Olympics-themed lottery games could divert on average “59% of the estimated £750m income from new Olympic lottery games” from existing good causes, according to a document from lottery operator Camelot. If this proves correct, this would mean a loss of £64 million a year to good causes from 2005 to 2012.The Department for Culture, Media and Sport had originally estimated that the new lottery games would result in a 4% reduction in in proceeds from existing games. Advertisement Olympics national lottery games likely to hit charities even harderlast_img read more

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BHF Shops enjoy record profit as sales rise 3.1%

first_imgBHF Shops enjoy record profit as sales rise 3.1%  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: British Heart Foundation Research / statistics Trading Advertisement British Heart Foundation (BHF) Shops have achieved their most profitable year of trading to date, with a profit of over £31 million in 2011-2012. This is an increase of £5 million over the year from 2010 to 2011.The record breaking year saw like-for-like sales rise by 3.1%.Nearly half of people shop in charity shops moreBHF Shops, the largest charity retailer, attribute the performance to its expansion plan which saw it grow by 5%, and of course to the current difficult economic climate faced by shoppers. Indeed, research commissioned last month by the charity from Online Market Researchers OnePoll confirms that 44% of people are now shopping in charity shops more than they were a few years ago. Over half (53%) attribute this to the good quality of items they find there at low prices, and 43% believe that charity shops fit their budget at the moment.However, one in three people (39%) are currently unsure about what to donate to charity shops with two thirds of people (70%) concerned that their items might not be good enough quality.BHF Retail Director, Mike Lucas, urged the pubic to keep donating items. He said: “After identifying that more people are shopping in charity shops but not necessarily feeling confident about donating, we want to send out a strong message that BHF Shops love the things you bring. Donations are vital to the success of our Stores – we’re keen to receive all saleable donations to help us continue our life saving work”.The BHF now has over 700 shops and 140 Furniture and Electrical Stores across England, Scotland and Wales.www.bhf.org.uk/shopscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 May 2012 | News 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.last_img read more

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Du Bois’ ‘BLACK RECONSTRUCTION’ and the lessons for today

first_imgBased on a talk given by WW Managing Editor LeiLani Dowell on Feb. 16.W.E.B. Du Bois’ “Black Reconstruction” is part of the effort that Black History Month engages in — the attempt to rectify the erasure and maligning of the lives and struggle of enslaved, formerly enslaved and immigrant Black people in the U.S. from the very founding of this country on stolen land.Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Mass., in 1868. He studied at Fisk University, Humboldt University in Berlin, and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate. He became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University in 1897. In 1931, he began the research and writing of “Black Reconstruction.”The book showcases a turn to Marxist analysis. Du Bois had visited the Soviet Union in 1928, and while he had some critiques he was also impressed by the emphasis on workers there.With “Black Reconstruction,” Du Bois was correcting the historical record. Almost all histories produced at that time either negated the Black role in the Civil War and Reconstruction, or defended the overthrow of Reconstruction as the fault of Black people.Du Bois’ book is also a plea for labor unity on the eve of the 1930’s Great Depression. He uses a specifically Marxist analysis to serve as an admonition. He writes, “The rebuilding, whether it comes now or a century later, will and must go back to the basic principles of Reconstruction … —Land, Light, and Leading for slaves black, brown, yellow and white, under a dictatorship of the proletariat.”Black workers, poor whites, plantersSo Du Bois begins his book with a chapter entitled “The Black Worker.” And with this title and this placement as the first chapter, Du Bois is laying the stakes. He wants his readers to know the importance of Black labor to the developing system of capitalism on a global scale.He writes: “Cotton grew so swiftly that … with this increase, walked economic revolution in a dozen different lines. … Black labor became the foundation stone not only of the Southern social structure, but of Northern manufacture and commerce, of the English factory system, of European commerce, of buying and selling on a worldwide scale; new cities were built on the results of black labor.”But if Black labor was foundational to the system, it is also foundational to the resistance as well. Du Bois states that “of all human development, ancient and modern, not the least singular and significant is the philosophy of life and action which slavery bred in the souls of black folk.”Next, Du Bois discusses the poor white of the South, whom he says was used as a “special police force” to create “an armed and commissioned camp to keep Negroes in slavery and to kill the black rebel.” How and why were poor whites able to be used this way?Well, Du Bois notes that “the new labor that came to the United States … was not willing, after it reached America, to regard itself as a permanent laboring class. … The more energetic and thrifty among the immigrants caught the prevalent [U.S.] American idea that here labor could become emancipated from the necessity of continuous toil and that an increasing proportion could join the class of exploiters.”It’s what Du Bois calls the American assumption, and what we might think of in today’s terms as the American Dream. In pursuit of the American Dream, these poor white workers in the South allied with the planter in the hopes of ultimately becoming one.In contrast, Du Bois notes that “the black worker was the ultimate exploited; … had neither wish nor power to escape from the labor status, in order to directly exploit other laborers, or indirectly, by alliance with capital, to share in their exploitation.”These divisions resulted in, according to Du Bois, two labor movements — one seeking the abolition of slavery, the other focused on bettering the condition of white workers. And each, Du Bois notes, either ignored or was unsympathetic to the other.The third of the cast of characters in the South is the planter. For the planter, slavery represented not just profits, but political power via the “three-fifths” compromise, which was “used not only to degrade Negroes in theory, but in practice to disenfranchise the white South.”Planters were desperately holding on to an outdated mode of production. Du Bois says that “slavery was the economic lag of the 16th century carried over into the 19th century and bringing by contrast and by friction moral lapses and political differences.”Harpers Ferry, cotton and warThis all came to a head in 1860, when the cotton crop reached an all-time high in production. A year previous, John Brown had led the raid at Harpers Ferry, and the threat of further social upheaval coupled with the greed of the planters forced a crisis. Beginning with South Carolina, Southern states began seceding. The Civil War had begun.Du Bois quotes Frederick Douglass, who said the war was begun “in the interests of slavery on both sides. The South was fighting to take slavery out of the Union, and the North fighting to keep it in the Union; the South fighting to get it beyond the limits of the United States Constitution, and the North fighting for the old guarantees;—both despising the Negro, both insulting the Negro.”Today, Lincoln is celebrated as the president who “freed the slaves.” But Lincoln was, in the beginning, intent on making clear that the war was not one of liberation for the millions of enslaved people. Lincoln even ordered Union troops to return enslaved people back to their “owners.” His motivation for war was to support the burgeoning Northern industrial system of capitalism, which needed a large geographical market and did not want to compete with seceded Southern states for international markets.But in what Du Bois calls “a general strike,” droves of enslaved Black people began leaving the plantations and arriving at the Union encampments. The South, it was believed, had the advantage in the war because its white laborers were freed up to fight, since enslaved labor would supply food and supplies to the troops.The enslaved, however, made excellent spies and saboteurs for the Union side. And once they had turned the war into a war of liberation, they would fight until the very end, even while enduring the racism and discrimination of the Northern troops.It wasn’t until the enslaved forced upon Lincoln the consciousness that this was, in fact, a war against slavery, and that, in fact, it would not be won by the Union unless the Union emancipated them, that Lincoln issued the Emancipation ­Proclamation.And so the period of Reconstruction begins, and Du Bois once again highlights the centrality of Black struggle. In an article that was the precursor to “Black Reconstruction,” entitled “Reconstruction and Its Benefits,” Du Bois writes: “How to train and treat these ex-slaves easily became a central problem of Reconstruction. … Three agencies undertook the solution of this problem … : (a) the Negro church, (b) the Negro school, and (c) the Freedmen’s Bureau.”Here, Du Bois highlights Black leadership and organization. A whole chapter in “Black Reconstruction” is dedicated to the founding of the public school in the South, which he attributes directly to the desire of Black people to learn and develop intellectually. But in addition, he notes the importance of the federal Freedman’s Bureau, which he calls “an attempt to establish a government guardianship over the Negroes and insure their economic and civil rights.”Its eventual rejection, and the eventual overthrow of Reconstruction as a whole, was, as Du Bois states, “chiefly because the new industry, the money-making financiers and organizers of a vast economic empire, hesitated at a government guardianship of labor and control of industry on a scale that might embarrass future freedom of exploitation.” Northern and Southern capital shook hands, and the federal government pulled its troops out of the South, leaving Black people defenseless, particularly in the face of Ku Klux Klan terror and violence.The Trump eraI’ve been trying hard to consider what “Black Reconstruction” means in the Trump era. Certainly the connection between the overthrow of Reconstruction and the need for the Black Lives Matter movement to challenge the continued legal and extralegal murders of Black people is obvious.Perhaps the “general strike” is one of the greatest lessons we can take. It is clear that voting the Lincoln/Johnson ticket did not result in the end of slavery. What ended it was the mass of enslaved people taking to the streets and withholding their labor.I’ve also been thinking about the retreat of the Northern army. And in some ways, I think we can see this election as the beginnings of a retreat of the government on the issue of democratic rights. I don’t think it’s overblown to say that anything is up for grabs right now, unless we resist.And I think that, rather than dismissing Trump and his crew as “evil,” “wrong” or “stupid,” Du Bois’s careful delineation of the motives of both sides of capital in the Reconstruction struggle encourages us to think about what this political moment says about the dead-end crisis of capitalism as a whole. Like then, the politicians of the two-party system, with different tactics, have one goal in mind — the preservation of the system of capitalism.There is also, of course, a lesson about working-class unity. Du Bois notes that it was precisely the failure of Black-white unity that led to the overthrow of Reconstruction. Class unity “failed to work,” according to Du Bois, “because the theory of race was supplemented by a carefully planned and slowly evolved method, which drove … a wedge between the black and white workers.”Du Bois recognized that working-class unity could have resulted in a real dictatorship of labor in the U.S., that there was serious revolutionary potential that was thwarted at the time by the machinations of the Southern planters and the Northern industrialists.We must continue struggling for unity, and we must realize that the capitalist ruling class inculcates and promotes the racism of whites to foment divisions that are custom-made to preserve capitalism and imperialism. And we must organize ourselves for the general strikes of the future, with a clear-headed understanding of the maneuverings, opportunism and outright lies used to preserve capitalism.Comrades and friends, we must study and we must fight. And we must continue the struggle for Black liberation, and for workers’ liberation, that was waged by Black folk and their collaborators during the Civil War and Reconstruction.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Shooting attack on TV station director in Baghlan

first_img March 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Armed conflictsViolence AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Armed conflictsViolence Gunmen opened fire on Jahesh’s car as he was leaving his office to go home in the late afternoon. Jahesh sustained minor injuries but his bodyguard, Amanollah Haghyar, was killed instantly.Baghlan province police spokesman Zabihollah Shoja said the police were investigating the shooting. No suspect has so far been arrested.Jahesh is well known for his journalistic and business activities in northern Afghanistan. He has been threatened several times by both the Taliban and local politicians.“We call on the Afghan government to conduct a thorough investigation into this deadly attack in order to identify the perpetrators and instigators as quickly as possible,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk.“At a time when national security officials are voicing concern about an increase in violence and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, it is essential that protecting journalists should become everyone’s priority”Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. October 13, 2017 Shooting attack on TV station director in Baghlan News to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) firmly condemns yesterday’s shooting attack on Shir Mohammad Jahesh, the director of local TV channel TV Tanvir, in the city of Baghlan in northern Afghanistan. News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alerts Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News Organisation RSF_en last_img read more

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L.A. Zoo Lights 2016 Promises More Lights and More Nights of Dazzling Magic to Kick Off “ZooLAbration: of Zoo’s 50th Anniversary

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Zoo Lights 2016 Promises More Lights and More Nights of Dazzling Magic to Kick Off “ZooLAbration: of Zoo’s 50th Anniversary From STAFF REPORTS | Photography by JAMIE PHAM Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 11:32 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News More Cool Stuffcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe L.A. ZOO LIGHTS returns with more lights and more nights of dazzling magic for its third spectacular year as it kicks off a “ZooLAbration” of the Los Angeles Zoo’s 50th Anniversary on Friday, November 18, 2016, and remains open for seven awe-inspiring weeks through Sunday, January 8, 2017, under the stars at the L.A. Zoo. Awarded USA Today’s 2015 “10 Best Zoo Lights” honor, L.A. Zoo Lights sets the Zoo aglow in wonder and delight to top everyone’s “holiday must” destination list with a fanciful menagerie of animal characters brought to “life,” LED lights by the thousands, giant illuminated snowflakes, a “red-carpet” 50th Anniversary party celebrating the Zoo’s Golden Year, a disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnels, stunning 3-D animated projections, and much more. Guests this year enjoy a range of breathtaking new features, among them a laser show set to music boasting majestic screens of water with projections of fanciful animation and an animal shadow puppet installation complete with interactive photo-op and a new waterfall feature in the Children’s Zoo. A giant illuminated snake atop the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), which made its debut last year, flicks its tongue at Zoo Lights visitors this time around as they approach past a bigger, brighter spider web hanging in the courtyard. Inside the LAIR, guests are bathed in ultraviolet light for a black light party with scurrying “insects” above the rock walls. L.A. Zoo Lights 2016 also presents a discounted all-ages $9 Early Bird admission available online only for November 18 to 23 and November 28 to December 1, a new unlimited-visits Season Pass, exclusive Holiday Happy Hours for ages 21-and-up on December 8 and 15 and a Family New Year’s Eve for all ages.An instant hit since its 2014 debut, L.A. Zoo Lights captivates guests for an ideal family outing, meet-up with friends or date night with self-guided 60- to 90-minute walking tour through select areas of the Zoo. While most animal residents are asleep, visitors can view the LAIR’s amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles as well as enjoy the only opportunity in Los Angeles to see a real reindeer family comprised of two adults and two adorable babies. A glittering snow-covered setting for photos with Santa Claus, available for an additional fee on select dates, captures holiday memories, and the Zoo’s hand-crafted Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel is open during L.A. Zoo Lights, with $3 per person on-site tickets. L.A. Zoo Lights has attracted nearly 350,000 people over a two-year span, a vast number of whom consumed some 10,000 gallons of steaming hot chocolate and more than 30,000 irresistible churros in 2015. The aforementioned goodies and other seasonal treats and light-themed souvenirs are available for sale.Established by the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) as a festive annual tradition, LA Zoo Lights 2016/17 celebrates not only the Zoo’s 50th anniversary but also its important role as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species, a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife and a special place for people of all ages in the world’s entertainment capital.Returning this year are “VIP Experiences,” including two exclusive Holiday Happy Hours for the 21-and-up crowd on Thursday, December 8 with an “Ugly Sweater” theme, and Thursday, December 15 with a “60s-Style Cocktail Party” theme, as well as a Family New Year’s Eve for all ages. The two Holiday Happy Hour evenings feature “skip-the-line” express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights at 6 pm with a private lounge from 6:30 to 8:30 pm including hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and hot and cold specialty cocktails. Tickets for Holiday Happy Hour are $75 per person. Family New Year’s Eve on Saturday, December 31, 6 pm, provides an opportunity to celebrate the coming of 2017 in style with “skip-the-line” express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, dinner buffet, soft drinks, complimentary champagne for adults, sparkling apple cider for kids, dessert, a ride on the conservation carousel, games, DJ dance party, cash bar and live broadcast of New York’s Times Square ball drop at 9 pm, after which guests are welcome to experience L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Family New Year’s Eve tickets are $69 for adults and $45 for children, or $64 (adults) and $40 (children) for GLAZA members. Tickets for all three “VIP Experiences” have limited availability, so early purchase is strongly suggested.Sponsors of L.A. Zoo Lights include Service Systems Associates, 99 Cents Only Stores, Lyft, metroPCS, and Paramount.The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.75 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered, as well as a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, the Zoo has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. The L.A. Zoo’s lush grounds on 113 acres feature Rainforest of the Americas, an extraordinary collection of endangered and exotic mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians living in spaces that exemplify their natural habitat in the rainforest biosphere; Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, home to one of the largest troops of chimpanzees in the United States; Red Ape Rain Forest, where visitors can walk among orangutans; the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles); Elephants of Asia; Campo Gorilla Reserve; and one of the largest flocks of flamingos in any zoo in the world. Among other highlights are an extraordinary, hands-on Hippo Encounter; the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo and Muriel’s Ranch animal contact area; the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel; a variety of daily opportunities to learn more about animals, including close-up visits, special feedings and intriguing talks; and much more. The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 60,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children. As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.Admission to L.A. Zoo Lights is $9 with online purchase for all ages and times during the Early-Bird admission period from November 18 to 23 and November 28 to December 1. Thereafter, admission prices vary and start at $14 for adults and $11 for children ages 2 to 12. GLAZA members enjoy ticket discounts of up to 33%. Children under age 2 are free. This year’s new unlimited-access L.A. Zoo Lights Season Pass, with express entry privileges nightly, is $49 for adults and $44 for children ages 2 to 12 (Holiday Happy Hour and Family New Year’s Eve benefits require a separate ticket). Tickets for Holiday Happy Hour are $75 per person (ages 21 and up). Family New Year’s Eve tickets are $69 for adults and $45 for children ages 2 to 12, or $64 (adults) and $40 (children) for GLAZA members. All L.A. Zoo Lights events and evenings take place on a “rain-or-shine” basis, with no rain checks issued. Visit LAZoolights.org for details and to purchase tickets.The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 644-4200. For additional information about L.A. Zoo Lights, call (866) 949-8007; call center hours are 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week. 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first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Previous articleO’Gara available as Munster face the DragonsNext articleCrunch time in AIL admin Linkedin Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsTry scorer Keith lands Grand Marshal spot for Patrick’s Day paradeBy admin – March 5, 2010 480 Email RUGBY star Keith Earls, who scored a try in Ireland’s win over England last weekend, is to lead the 2010 Limerick St Patrick’s Day parade as Grand Marshal.This year’s festival is a showcase for the best that Limerick has to offer with the National Lottery Skyfest, the 40th International Band Parade and the huge St Patrick’s Day parade all taking place in the city. Mayor Cllr Kevin Kiely, said he is thrilled that 22-year-old Earls would lead the parade.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’re all very proud of Keith, he’s a fantastic ambassador for Limerick so he’s a natural choice for our Grand Marshal.“I’m delighted to launch the 2010 festival and what a festival we have this year! We are asking everyone to come out and support our Limerick parade; it’s our national day after all, and an opportunity for a fantastic family day out”.The festivities kick off on Saturday, March 13, when the National Lottery Skyfest will light up the skies over Limerick, with King John’s Castle providing a stunning backdrop to what promises to be a breathtaking fireworks display.Pre-show activity, provided by Shannon Development, kicks off from 6pm and includes live bands, fire jugglers, painters and much more!Dr. Vincent Cunnane, Shannon Development, said: “We are delighted to support the St. Patrick’s festivities. It’s not only a wonderful opportunity for the people of Limerick to enjoy themselves, but it also provides us with a unique platform to showcase the best of Limerick to a national and international audience.“The televised Skyfest event in particular is a wonderful vehicle to put Limerick centre stage as a fun loving place to be. As the tourism authority for the Shannon Region, Shannon Development will be using this magnificent spectacle and the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in our tourism marketing promotion to attract additional visitors to the city during the year”. Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Local News Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. Texas’ most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) typically drive overall economic growth, with a large and growing majority of business activity and job gains. During the next five years, The Perryman Group’s forecast indicates that the Dallas and Austin areas will lead the way in output and employment growth, followed closely by the San Antonio and Houston areas. As context, the Texas economy is expected to see output (real gross product or RGP) growth at a 3.82 percent annual pace, while employment expands at a 2.02 percent annual rate. The Austin-Round Rock MSA is projected to see gains in output at a 3.89percent yearly rate through 2023, for an overall increase of nearly $30.7 billion. Almost 120,000 net new jobs are likely to be added (2.12 percent per annum growth), bringing wage and salary employment to nearly 1.2 million aggregate positions. The Perryman Group’s latest forecast for the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division (MD) indicates healthy expansion through 2023 and beyond. Output is projected to grow at a 3.96 percent pace, increasing more than $84.3 billion, while wage and salary employment is likely to grow by more than 318,500 net new positions (a 2.25 percent yearly pace). The Fort Worth-Arlington MD is expected to see output growth at a 3.68percent annual rate through 2023, a $26.9 billion increase. During the same period, wage and salary employment is likely to expand by more than 112,100 jobs, a 1.97 percent per annum gain. The economy of the El Paso MSA continues to expand, and over the next five years, output is projected to grow at a 3.26 percent rate (for an increase of $5.0 billion). Wage and salary employment is likely to rise by more than 33,900 jobs, a 1.84 percent per annum gain. The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA is forecast to experience output expansion of 3.84 percent per annum, for a gain of approximately $106.4 billion. Wage and salary employment is likely to increase by 341,400 jobs during the period (a 2.05 percent yearly pace). McAllen-Edinburg-Mission is projected to experience yearly employment growth of 2.19 percent and an increase of nearly 31,800 jobs by 2023. Output is expected to rise by more than $3.8 billion over the five-year period, equating to a 3.58percent pace. In the San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA, growth in output at a 3.87percent annual rate is projected, for a gain of approximately $28.0 billion. More than 120,700 net new jobs are expected to be created (a 2.07percent annual rate). While other areas (particularly the Permian Basin) are expanding very rapidly, much of the economic prosperity across Texas originates in its largest MSAs, with benefits rippling through communities across the state. Our latest forecasts indicate healthy growth in these important centers of overall performance. PERRYMAN: The economic forecast for Texas’ largest metropolitan areas Twittercenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Previous articleThe property tax reform package is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott’s deskNext articleVFW Post 4149.jpg Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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