first_imgTuesday Aug 1, 2017 Guinness PRO12 officially expands to PRO14 for upcoming season Amidst plenty of speculation, the Guinness PRO12 has officially changed names to the Guinness PRO14, with South African teams the Cheetahs and Southern Kings joining the restructured competition. An explanation video and full details can be found below.A long-term strategic agreement means that the Championship will take place across the northern and southern hemispheres and marks the first phase of expansion as the Guinness PRO14 becomes a global tournament.This move will contribute to the drive for ever higher standards and provide greater resources to the clubs that will compete in the most testing environment the Championship has ever created. Note: All current home and away Derby games have been protected.NEW FORMATThe addition of the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings will require the Championship to introduce a new Conference format as a league format is not suited to a 14-team cross-border tournament.The PRO14 will adopt a two-conference model which will allow for the new clubs to be added into the Championship without need to add extra rounds in 2017/18.CONFERENCES•    Each conference will contain 7 teams with an equal split of teams from each union•    Every team plays 21 regular season games•    Every team to play each other at least once•    All Home & Away Derby fixtures will remain in place •    Italian, Scottish and South African teams will play an additional Derby fixture to even out the schedule (e.g. Edinburgh will play Glasgow Warriors three times)•    The Guinness PRO14 Final Series will now include Quarter-Finals allowing six clubs to reach the knock-out stages (teams 1-3 from each Conference)•    The top 3 clubs from each conference will qualify for the Champions Cup while the team with the highest points total outside of those six teams across both conferences will claim the final Champions Cup placeSouth African clubs will not be eligible to qualify for EPCR tournaments at presentThe Conferences need to fulfil two criteria. First, there must be an equal number of teams from each union in both conferences. Secondly, there must be a competitive balance based upon the previous season’s final placings that feed into union rankings.To create an equal number of teams per union each conference will contain:– 2 Irish teams; 2 Welsh; 1 Italian; 1 Scottish, 1 South African Additionally, for the entrance of the South African teams, their Super Rugby final placings were used for ranking.Please note: To maintain competitive balance the Conferences will be reset each season based upon rankings from the previous campaign.FIXTURESThe regular season will consist of 21 Rounds, which is one game less than the previous format. These Rounds will be made up from a combination of: – 12 Home & Away games in your team’s conference– 7 Home OR Away games against each team from the other conference – An additional 2 Rounds to ensure all derby fixtures are played home & away (this means Scottish, Italian, South African clubs play three derbies)The fixture list has been drafted for all 21 rounds, this will be confirmed next week (commencing August 7) after the Championship’s broadcast partners have made their selections for live television broadcasts and the clubs have been consulted.TRAVEL AND PLAYER WELFAREIn order to provide travelling teams to South Africa with the best possible preparation, games will be fixed for Saturdays. This will allow visiting teams to have a seven-day turnaround leading into these fixtures including five ‘clean days’ that do not involve any travel. Flights between Europe and South Africa are overnight which will allow players to rest during the journey while training facilities and accommodation venues are up to the standards expected in Super Rugby.For teams who are scheduled to play twice in South Africa, the aim will be for them to play back-to-back games on a ‘mini-tour’ in one round trip. Where the fixture list prevents this, games in South Africa for those clubs will be spread across a reasonable period of time.Martin Anayi, CEO of the Guinness PRO14, added: “Our clubs, players and coaches are already excited about the opportunity to play in South Africa in front of new crowds, new stadiums and take on these exciting new tests.“From a logistical point of view, we know that travelling long distance will be nothing unusual to the South African sides, and indeed our core international players, but it is a new departure for our clubs. As such we have been in a dialogue with performance directors across all participating unions to ensure that player welfare is not compromised.“We will work closely with travel partners to ensure that players are provided the best possible times and conditions when flying to and from South Africa to make sure their preparation is unaffected. “In addition, we will welcome members of SA Rugby’s Premier Panel of full-time referees who will join our stable of elite officials. The 2017/18 season will bring the Guinness PRO14 to new destinations, create more competition and present more vibrancy than ever before on a journey we believe is only just beginning.”The video below explains the format. 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first_imgFacebook has launched its personal fundraiser tool in the UK. Previously launched in the US back in March, the tool enables individuals to raise money for a specific charity, or for personal causes.Users can create a fundraiser in support of a specific charity, chosen from a dropdown list. To launch a campaign, users must be over 18, and must go to facebook.com/fundraisers, find Create in the menu and then click on Fundraiser, or tap the menu icon on their mobile and and select Fundraisers. They can then select the Raise Money button, select a charity from the list available and decide how much they wish to raise and by what date. People can also search for fundraising campaigns to support by category, such as animals, education, crisis relief, and personal emergency. The recipient charity receives the donations raised through Facebook. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Facebook online fundraising tools Melanie May | 9 November 2017 | News Facebook launches personal fundraising tool in the UK The first steps via mobilecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49  If someone creates a fundraiser for themselves or someone else, they must also choose a category for their fundraiser to be displayed under, and all donations are sent to their personal bank account through Stripe, Facebook’s fundraising payment processor.Fundraisers are public so anyone on or off Facebook can see them, and Facebook will also tell the user’s chosen charity that a fundraiser has been created for them. Once someone has created a fundraiser, they can invite their friends to donate, post updates, and thank people for donating, all without leaving Facebook. When someone donates to a fundraiser, they can then share it and invite their friends.  201 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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first_imgVarios cientos de activistas y organizadores tomaron las calles de la capital de los Estados Unidos el sábado 30 de marzo, llegando de todo el mundo para oponerse a la OTAN y a todas las guerras imperialistas mientras los líderes militares se reunían allí para conmemorar el 70 aniversario de la formación de la OTAN.A los manifestantes se unieron activistas contra la OTAN de Grecia, Ucrania, México, Argentina, Bélgica y Gales. Un gran contingente de conductores de autobuses sindicales de Boston, equipados con carteles y pancartas, vinieron para la marcha y estuvieron representados en el mitin por el presidente del sindicato de trabajadores del acero, United Steelworkers Local 8751, el haitiano Andre François.William Camacaro, un activista venezolano del Círculo Bolivariano de Alberto Lovero, recientemente regresó de una visita a su país de origen. “Cualquier confrontación contra Venezuela sería un desastre no solo para los venezolanos sino también para toda la región: para Colombia, para Brasil, para las islas del Caribe. Y eso realmente creará una crisis humanitaria.“[La OTAN] ha estado creando una crisis humanitaria con todas estas sanciones”, dijo Camacaro. “Pero sabemos que los Estados Unidos, especialmente este presidente patológico, probablemente quieren tener una confrontación”.Loan T., co presidente de la protesta No2NATO que representa al Centro de Acción Internacional, dijo a los activistas: “La guerra ya ha comenzado en Venezuela, con sanciones económicas y mentiras de los medios de comunicación que intentan enfrentar al resto del mundo contra la Revolución Bolivariana. El ciclo de la guerra y la dominación es un juego retorcido que los imperialistas juegan por su interminable afán de lucro.“En lugar de guerra, ¿qué hay de las reparaciones para Venezuela? ¡Reparaciones para Cuba, Puerto Rico, para los migrantes hondureños en la frontera! ¡Reparaciones para Flint, Michigan! ¡Para los negros, latinas y indígenas que enfrentan la brutalidad policial y el encarcelamiento en este país! ¡Reparaciones para personas de todo el mundo que se resisten al arma del imperio estadounidense y a la máquina de guerra de la OTAN!La marcha se abrió camino a través de las calles de la capital, a través del nuevo césped de primavera que crecía en el National Mall, y a través de los pasillos de los cerezos en flor en el parque Lafayette, frente a la Casa Blanca. Exigió la atención de miles de turistas y fue apoyado por muchos trabajadores que pasaban en su camino hacia el trabajo.Unos cuantos turistas fascistas que llevaban sombreros de “Make America Great Again” se acurrucaron en los alrededores de la manifestación, pero la manifestación en contra de la OTAN no encontró una resistencia organizada por parte de la oposición venezolana, posiblemente una señal de moral decreciente. Simultáneamente, en Caracas, decenas de miles se manifestaron en apoyo de la Revolución Bolivariana, a pesar de los repetidos ataques a la red eléctrica de la ciudad.Milos Raickovich habló conmovedoramente sobre la devastación de la OTAN en Yugoslavia y Serbia en 1999. Recordó las celebraciones de la OTAN en Washington para conmemorar el 50 aniversario de la alianza, durante el bombardeo de su país. “Todos estaban celebrando, riendo, con champán. Incluso [el líder anticomunista checo] Vaclav Havel. Hoy todo está al revés.”Raickovich, quien recientemente conmemoró el vigésimo aniversario de la destrucción de Yugoslavia en una ceremonia en la ciudad de Nueva York, también expresó su sincera solidaridad con el preso político estadounidense Mumia Abu-Jamal, quien escribe extensamente sobre la agresión imperialista en Europa del Este en el segundo volumen de su Nuevo libro, “Murder, Inc.”El Ministro de Confrontación de la Organización MOVE, Pam África, electrificó a la multitud con su discurso conmovedor. Hablando de la necesidad de una coalición contra la guerra más amplia y anti-racista de la clase que organizó la movilización del 30 de marzo, dijo: “¡Trabajaré con todos los que estén preparados para derribar a este hijo de puta! Como dijo Malcolm, debemos hacer esto por cualquier medio necesario.“La guerra que se libra en Venezuela y en todo el mundo”, continuó, “es la misma guerra que están librando aquí. Para luchar por Venezuela, debemos levantarnos y destruir a estos hijos de puta [que perpetran] las palizas, los bombardeos, los encarcelamientos de nuestra gente.”La marcha y la manifestación fueron ampliamente cubiertas por teleSUR, Russia Today y muchos periodistas independientes. La cobertura de Livestream en la página de Facebook de WWP alcanzó los fuentes web informativas de más de 29,000 personas. El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, publicó la cobertura de la movilización de No2NATO en Twitter, al igual que el presidente Nicolás Maduro, compartiendo videos de la manifestación y mítines a sus 3.9 millones de seguidores.La movilización de No2NATO continúa durante la duración de la cumbre de la OTAN, que culmina en un evento organizado por la Alianza Negra para la Paz el 4 de abril. Se puede encontrar un calendario completo de eventos en No2NATO2019.org, nowaronvenezuela.org y blackallianceforpeace.com.La marcha y el mitin del fin de semana fueron convocados por la Coalición No2NATO2019. Está compuesto por muchas organizaciones, entre ellas Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero, Alianza Negra por la Paz/Black Alliance for Peace, Centro de Acción Internacional/International Action Center, la Coalición Nacional Unida Contra la Guerra/United National Anti War Coalition, Código Rosa/Pink Code, Campaña de los Derechos Humanos Económicos de los Pobres/ poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, El Consejo Estadounidense por la Paz/U.S. Peace Council, Defensores de Virginia/Virginia Defenders, Resistencia Popular/Popular Resistance, Movimiento contra la Guerra y Ocupación de Vancouver/Movement Against War and Occupation from Vancouver, Organización Socialista Camino a Libertad/Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Estudiantes por una Sociedad Democrática/Students for a Democratic Society, Coalición 12 de diciembre de Nueva York/December 12 Coalition de NYC, BAYAN, Liga Internacional de Lucha de los Pueblos/International League of Peoples Struggle, Coalición de Regreso de los Negros/Black is Back Coalition, Coalición de Veteranos por la Paz/Veteran for Peace Coaliton, Un Mundo Mas Alla de las Guerras/World Beyond War, Coalicion Contra  las Bases de la OTAN/Coalition Against US / OTAN Bases, Agenda de N.J Contra la Guerra/NJ Antiwar Agenda, MOVE Organization, Familia y Amigos Preocupados por Mumia Ab-Jamal/International Concerned Family y Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal y la campaña No Guerra contra Venezuela/No War On Venezuela.Esta manifestación de activistas de todo el mapa político progresista muestra que el movimiento contra la guerra, largamente inactivo en este país, ahora está experimentando un resurgimiento tectónico que sacudirá el imperio hasta sus cimientos.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgWW PHOTO: WWP-BuffaloFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Why did nearly 73 million people vote for Trump, given his disastrous pandemic response and the economic collapse?The answer, simply put, is racism. In a country built on white supremacy, from slavery and genocide to mass incarceration and imperialist war, it should come as no surprise that a substantial portion of the population would back a candidate openly espousing white supremacist views. In the 2019 Buffalo Pride Parade, the Anti-Capitalist Leftist Solidarity Bloc contingent, including Workers World Party, marched to fight racism.Trump’s voters were overwhelmingly white. They cut across class lines, coming from the ruling class, the petty-bourgeoisie and the working class. Trump was the near unanimous choice among the police, Border Patrol and so forth. There were exceptions. Among all voters, including white voters, the majority of the LGBTQ2S+ vote went to the Biden/Harris ticket, for example. (NBC, Oct. 1) But even among white union members, a significant number backed Trump.It is easy to see why a sector of the ruling class would support Trump. Same for the cops, and for the petty-bourgeoisie, historically the base for far-right movements. Why so many white workers supported Trump, given his openly anti-working class program, is a more complex question. Material basis for racist ideology Support for white supremacy among white workers is not a new phenomenon in the U.S. This support has two primary sources: one material and one ideological.Materially, white workers are in a contradictory position in relation to the capitalist, imperialist, white supremacist system. On one hand, white workers on average enjoy a substantially higher standard of living, greater democratic rights, more positive cultural representation, and a generally higher status than Black, Brown, Indigenous and Asian workers. The ruling class buys off white workers with crumbs, the biggest crumbs going to cisgendered, non-disabled white men.On the other hand, they are still exploited as workers, with surplus value extracted from their labor by the ruling class, though to a lesser degree than from oppressed workers. This means a commitment to white supremacy actually facilitates their own exploitation by limiting the possibility of a united struggle – crucially, with oppressed workers in the leading role – against the ruling class. So there is a contradiction between two aspects of their identity: the “white” aspect aligning them with the white ruling class, and the “worker” aspect aligning them with workers of color.In addition to the material contradiction, there is the ideological factor. As Karl Marx put it: “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas.” This has never been more true than in the age of 24-hour news, consumer culture and social media. We live inside the most expansive propaganda machine ever devised, one that indoctrinates us with the ideas of the ruling class. The ruling class uses this machine to ensure a majority of white workers identify more as white than as workers. As Malcolm X put it: “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”  Struggle breaks through ruling class propagandaThe ideological arena is not completely under ruling class control. The struggle of working and oppressed people can have enormous influence. Consider this summer’s rebellions following the racist police lynching of George Floyd. A Pew Research Center study found that 67 percent of U.S. adults supported the Black Lives Matter movement this past June. But, by September, support had dropped to 55 percent. In June a surprising 37 percent of white Republicans supported BLM, but in September less than half that, only 16 percent. (tinyurl.com/y42xf7mm)This leads to the peculiar conclusion that millions of white workers, even Republicans who cast ballots for arch white supremacist Trump, had voiced support for an anti-racist movement just months before. What could account for such an enormous contradiction? The anti-racist struggle!In June the rebellions were at their height, but by September they had tapered off amidst growing attacks against them, emanating from both Republicans and Democrats. At their peak, the rebellions affected the consciousness of millions of people in the U.S. Imagine if the organization of working and oppressed people had been sufficient to sustain and expand the rebellions indefinitely! Democrats pose no threat to white supremacyThe other ruling class party, the Democrats, has abandoned almost any pretense of defending the interests of working people. This strengthens white supremacy by giving more space for the most reactionary ideas to prosper. Make no mistake: Biden also is a white supremacist. Biden’s list of racist policies includes the 1994 Crime Bill, destroying welfare in 1996, organizing imperialist coups in Honduras and Libya, and backing millions of deportations while vice president under Barack Obama. If the Democratic Party pays lip service to progressive ideas, it is a disingenuous maneuver to capture and defang people’s movements. The post-election hostility mobilized against social democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders makes this clear.The leadership of organized labor, by tying itself to the Democratic Party and rejecting independent working class action, has not seriously challenged white supremacy. This holds back the power of the rank and file, based at the point of production, to push back against racism.However, last summer numerous unions issued a statement calling for workers’ action against racism. (laborforblacklives.org) This is a major positive development. Now the call to action must advance to actual action.Need for anti-racist revolutionary consciousnessExamining the material and ideological basis for white workers’ racism explains the strength of Trump’s support, and also raises questions of revolutionary strategy: Can white workers develop revolutionary consciousness, or are they hopelessly racist and reactionary? Does the white aspect of their identity inevitably dominate the worker aspect? Again, let’s look to this summer’s rebellions. Oppressed nations within the U.S. have risen up countless times against the police. But one aspect distinguishes the 2020 rebellions from all earlier ones: the participation of millions of white youth, following the leadership of the oppressed.This radical development is the result of the decline of U.S. imperialism. The crumbs with which the ruling class buys off white workers are procured from the labor of super-exploited oppressed workers, both inside the U.S. and around the world. As the crisis of an unsustainable capitalist system deepens, it is increasingly unable to provide those crumbs.This produces two contradictory responses among white workers. Some, anxious over their loss of privilege compared to oppressed workers, gravitate to racist, anti-migrant fascist positions. Others, seeing a future more similar to that of oppressed workers, move towards solidarity with the most oppressed. The decline of U.S. imperialism creates greater reaction, and at the same time, a greater materialist basis of solidarity.Dare to struggle, dare to win!Again, the ideological struggle is key. It is the duty of revolutionaries, in particular white revolutionaries, to sharpen burgeoning anti-racist class consciousness among white workers. Without the intervention of organized revolutionaries, the ideological apparatus of the ruling class will always prevent the development of revolutionary, anti-racist working class solidarity, regardless of the strength of its material basis. Revolutionaries must build class unity on the basis of total commitment to the struggle against racism and recognition of the leadership of the most oppressed sectors of our class.Oppressed nations may, understandably, reject organizing with white workers entirely and choose a separate path. The choice to carry out their struggle as they see fit must be defended on the basis of self-determination. Defending, not opposing, the right of oppressed nations to self-determination builds unity.An honest assessment of the consciousness of white workers can be demoralizing, to put it lightly. But we would do well to look to this past summer for a hint of what is possible. And we should remember that countries as vast and riven with contradictions among the people as the Russian Empire and feudal China were able to build revolutionary unity and overthrow their oppressing classes. So let us march forward, equipped with revolutionary optimism to face the challenges before us.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 5, 2015 State Ag Directors Plead for COOL Repeal The National Association of State Department of Agriculture wants the Senate to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling for beef and pork. The association sent a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow urging COOL repeal, according to the Hagstrom Report. NASDA President Greg Ibach, the Nebraska agriculture commissioner, wrote  it is imperative that COOL policy be implemented in a manner that ensures the U.S. maintains its obligations under negotiated international trade agreements and avoids retaliatory trade actions against U.S. agricultural products.”The letter, sent earlier this week, says repeal is needed to bring the United States into compliance and avoid retaliatory trade sanctions by Canada and Mexico. Home Indiana Agriculture News State Ag Directors Plead for COOL Repeal Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleAg Groups Opposing Transportation BillNext articleSenate Passes Disapproval of WOTUS Resolution Gary Truittlast_img read more

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first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica RSF_en RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region March 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somalia News News News to go furthercenter_img November 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist held in Somaliland freed after two weeks Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News SomaliaAfrica Reporters Without Borders today notes the release, on 18 November 2008, of freelance journalist Hadis Mohammed Hadis, after being held for two weeks at the Criminal Investigation Department in Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway region of Somaliland in northern Somalia.Hadis Mohammed Hadis has already been arrested on several occasions over the last two years. He told Reporters Without Borders that he was “worried” and concerned about how he will be able to do his job in the future. He however stressed that he had been “well-treated” by police while in custody.He was arrested on 3 November while filming the arrival at Hargeisa airport of Suleiman Mohamed Adam, chairman of the House of Wise men, one of the two legislative chambers. The journalist said he thought his arrest could be linked to his coverage of a bombing in Hargeisa in October. The authorities have not provided any explanation for his detention.——————–13.11 – Somaliland authorities urged to explain why journalist held for past ten daysReporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to explain the detention of freelance journalist Hadis Mohammed Hadis for the past ten days in Hargeisa, the capital of the northern breakaway region of Somaliland. Hadis was arrested while filming at Hargeisa airport on 3 November, five days after 25 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the city.“It seems that Hadis has been detained on the basis of vague and insubstantial suspicions“, Reporters Without Borders said. “If no serious charge can be brought against him, he should be freed at once.”Police arrested Hadis while he was at Hargeisa airport to cover the arrival of Suleiman Mohamed Adam, the president of one of the territory’s two legislative chambers. He was taken to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department and has been held there ever since. The authorities have not offered any explanation for his arrest.Amin Jibril, a journalist with the privately-owned daily Haatuf, told Reporters Without Borders he managed to speak to Hadis at CID headquarters. He said Hadis thought his arrest could be linked to his coverage of the 29 October bombing. A legislator, Matan Hoori, had suggested Hadis must have known in advance it was going to happen. The police had not mistreated him, Hadis added.Originally from southern Somalia, Hadis has lived in Somaliland for several years, working for various media including Haatuf and the independent daily Jamhuuriya. Organisation RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img Receive email alerts Voicing concern about increasingly repressive policies towards online dissent, Reporters Without Borders called today for the releaser of blogger Abdul-Moneim Mahmud, who was arrested on 14 April at Cairo airport. He has been charged with membership of an “illegal organisation” (the Muslim Brotherhood), but his arrests seems to be linked to the photos and reports about the torture of detainees that he has posted on line. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff April 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of blogger who reports on torture of detainees Voicing concern about increasingly repressive policies towards online dissent, Reporters Without Borders called today for the releaser of blogger Abdul-Moneim Mahmud, who was arrested on 14 April at Cairo airport. He has been charged with membership of an “illegal organisation” (the Muslim Brotherhood), but his arrests seems to be linked to the photos and reports about the torture of detainees that he has posted on line. “This arrest comes two months after another blogger, Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, was sentenced to four years in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These two young men hold very different views, but they have a common desire to denounce President Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarianism and the constant human rights violations in Egypt. We hope the authorities will free them and undertake to respect the principle of the free flow of information online.”The state prosecutor’s office in Shoubra Al-Khaima ordered that Mahmud should be held for at least two weeks while he is investigated for alleged membership and financing of an illegal movement. Many local sources say he has in fact been targeted for reporting arbitrary arrests and acts of torture by the security services on his blog, Ana Ikhwan, and on the Muslim Brotherhood’s website.Mahmud covered demonstrations organised by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and circulated photos of police brutality on the Internet. Aged 27 and a journalism graduate of Cairo university, he is also a correspondent for the satellite TV station Al-Hiwar (The dialogue). Suleiman, who is better known by his blogger pseudonym of “Kareem Amer”, was arrested on 6 November 2006 because of articles he had posted on his blog, in which he often condemned the government’s authoritarian excesses and criticised Egypt’s highest religious institutions, especially the Sunni university of Al-Azhar, where he studied law. He was sentenced on 22 February to three years in prison for “inciting hatred of Islam” and one year for “insulting” the president.Egypt is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “13 Internet Enemies”.Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders : www.rsfblog.org RSF_en Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News News News February 6, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa to go further February 1, 2021 Find out more News Organisation January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Familiar Christmas carols will be performed by a cast of more than 100 singers and musicians, with opportunities for audience sing-along, as the La Canada Presbyterian Church presents “What Shall We Give Him?” on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2:00 p.m. in the LCPC Sanctuary.The free concert will be a multimedia event, featuring movie excerpts, video clips and pictures of favorite Christmas images. It will be narrated by actor Courtney B. Vance, a La Canada Flintridge resident.“It’s a program that tells the Christmas story in songs and words that will touch adults and children of all ages,” said Jack Lantz, LCPC’s Director of Music and Worship Arts, who will direct the Chancel Choir, LCPC Orchestra and Exultate Ringers handbell choir.The program “will cross stylistic, ethno-musical and cultural boundaries to present all facets of the Christmas story,” Lantz promised. It will include, for example, the traditional English carol “Christmas Is Coming,” the American carol “Away in a Manger,” the Catalonian carol “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” and the Caribbean carol “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy.” For added spice, the orchestra will perform a new, high-octane medley of English, French, German and American carols from British composer Nigel Hess.To underscore the family-friendly nature of the concert, the Worship Arts Center, adjacent to the Sanctuary, will be set up for young children to watch the concert on a big screen and engage in Christmas activities. Separately, child care will be provided for infants and very small children.Popular carols in the concert will include “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls” and “Silent Night.”Through the generosity of the Mae Douglas Memorial Fund, the concert is free. However, a free-will offering will be received to defray the expenses of LCPC’s Ovations Arts concert series.La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For additional information, visit lacanadapc.org or call the church office at (818) 790-6708. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Faith & Religion News La Canada Presbyterian Church to Present Christmas Concert On Sunday, December 20 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 5:52 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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first_imgTwitter GARDAÍ have arrested a man in his 20 and seized €28,100 worth of suspected drugs in Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick on February 9, 2020.Shortly before 12midday, Gardaí from the Divisional Drug Unit in Limerick, assisted by the Armed Support Unit, executed a search warrant at a house in Gouldavoher Estate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the search Gardaí seized €27,000 of suspected MDMA, €900 of suspected cannabis herb and €200 of suspected LSD. All of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtMan Arrested and €28,100 of Drugs Seized in Dooradoyle Co LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 9, 2020 6626 WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Email Facebook Previous articleGreen Party optimistic for a seat in Limerick CityNext articleLimerick firm generates new approach to clean energy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printlast_img read more

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March 23, 2016 1,143 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / It’s Still All About the Inventory According to the February 2016 New Residential Home Sales report from HUD and the Census Bureau on Wednesday, new home sales were up by 2 percent over-the month in February but down 6 percent over-the-year, to an annually adjusted rate of 512,000 units.Earlier in the week, the National Association of Realtors reported disappointing numbers for existing-home sales—a 7 percent decline over-the month down to an average annual rate of about 5.08 million.Why have home sales have failed to keep pace with what was widely considered to be a strong start to the year? The reason is what many analysts and housing experts have been talking about for months: inventory.“It’s likely that February is indicative of what we can expect for the rest of this year—annual sales settling somewhere in the 500-550,000 range,” said Ten-X Chief Marketing Officer Rick Sharga. “Inventory is too low to support much higher sales. There’s virtually no inventory available at the entry level, and single family housing starts and permits continue to languish at levels far below where they should be at this point of the recovery.”At least one analyst was not surprised by the recent housing reports.“While the Dow Jones Industrial average, S&P index, and NASDAQ, have some very recent gains, the market had been mostly sluggish in January and February,” said Brian Montgomery, Vice Chairman of the Collingwood Group and former FHA Commissioner. “Throw in a limited housing inventory and I am not surprised by the data.”“It’s likely that February is indicative of what we can expect for the rest of this year.”Rick Sharga, Chief Marketing Officer, Ten-XThe 2 percent over-the-month new home sales gain in February was concentrated in the West, which experienced a 38.5 percent increase. The other three regions all experienced declines: 24.2 percent in the Northeast, 17.9 percent in the Midwest, and 4.1 percent in the South.The presidential candidates may also be playing a role in the recent disappointing home sales numbers.“The turbulence and questions about the future of the economy due to the possibility of Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders as president may be turning people off to long-term economic purchases like homes,” said Tom Booker, managing director of the Collingwood Group and a former top Fannie Mae executive. “Housing is key to the economy and we need presidential candidates who understand this.” About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Non-Profit Gets in on Freddie Mac’s Delinquent Loan Sale Next: The MReport Webcast: Thursday 3/24/2016 Tagged with: Collingwood Group Existing Home Sales Housing Inventory Housing Supply New Home Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Collingwood Group Existing Home Sales Housing Inventory Housing Supply New Home Sales 2016-03-23 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago It’s Still All About the Inventory Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago read more

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