Cricket Business : Investigators recommend criminal case against Cricket South Africa’s…

first_img ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Latest Sports News TAGSCorruption in Cricket South AfricaCricket BusinessCricket South AfricaCSA CEO in DockCSA Fundudzi Report SHARE Football Facebook Twitter Investigators have recommended that the South African cricket body consider registering a criminal case against its fired CEO and others for corruption regarding a $212,00 payment made to a company that failed to deliver any services.It was one of numerous allegations of wrongdoing against former CEO Thabang Moroe contained in a forensic report that Cricket South Africa (CSA) initially refused to make public. The cricket body partly relented and released a summary of the findings of an independent investigation team on Monday after two months of pressure from the public and the government. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football Latest Sports News BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Sports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports News PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Previous articleIPL 2020: Virat Kohli creates history, becomes first Indian batsman to score 9000 runs in T20Next articleIPL 2020 Purple Cap: Kagiso Rabada replaces Yuzvendra Chahal on top of the table Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products.center_img Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Cricket Business : Investigators recommend criminal case against Cricket South Africa’s former Chief Executive Bengaluru Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates Cricket South Africa (CSA) has finally released a summary of the Fundudzi Report which revealed serious allegations of mismanagement by former chief executive Thabang Moroe. 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The report summary laid out some of that wrongdoing.The corruption allegations surround a fee paid to an unnamed contractor — the report called it “Service Provider X” — to help CSA make money through corporate sponsorship deals. The agreement was spearheaded by Moroe and CSA’s former chief operating officer, Naasei Appiah. Despite “Service Provider X” receiving more than $200,000, there was “no evidence of delivery of services,” the report said.The investigators found Moroe had failed to follow “procurement processes” and recommended a criminal case be registered under South Africa’s anti-corruption laws to allow police to investigate the deal further.In other findings, the investigators concluded that Moroe failed to ensure due diligence was conducted when CSA signed a media and commercial rights deal with a company to market the Mzansi Super League, South Africa’s domestic Twenty20 competition. CSA is set to lose at least $750,000 because of the deal, and possibly as much as $1.6 million, according to the report.Moroe also used a CSA credit card to spend nearly $4,000 on alcohol, the report said. Appiah spent $12,000 of company money on alcohol. Appiah was also fired in August.And Moroe was responsible for revoking the accreditation of five journalists who were viewed as overly critical by CSA. CSA’s move to prevent the journalists from entering any cricket stadiums last year backfired badly and led to a public outcry against the cricket body for its attack on the freedom of the media.Cricket South Africa’s reputation has been shattered by the scandals and the country’s quasi-government South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee wants to conduct its own investigation. It has asked the sports ministry to help it do that.That government interference would put South Africa’s team, once the top-ranked Test team in the world, in danger of being banned by the International Cricket Council. WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Cricket Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Formula 1 By Kunal Dhyani – October 5, 2020 last_img read more

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Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design

first_img Projects Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|DesignSave this projectSaveStadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design Save this picture!Courtesy of Workshop Architecture|Design+ 18 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWorkshop Architecture|DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTacomaWoodHousingUnited StatesPublished on July 28, 2010Cite: “Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design” 28 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70546/stadium-302-workshop-architecturedesign Clipboard 2009 Area:  10900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70546/stadium-302-workshop-architecturedesign Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Apartments Text description provided by the architects. Stadium 302 is a three-story, five-unit condominium building located in Tacoma’s Stadium District; a vibrant neighborhood with large historic single-family homes, walk-up apartments, modern residential midrise buildings, and an active retail center.Faced with the developer’s 1,650 square foot program for each unit, a full top floor penthouse, and outdoor living space, the design finesses both the land use and building codes to provide maximal living area within strict limitations on building footprint and building height. Careful unit planning allowed the project to be constructed with a single exit stairway which preserves valuable floor area for each dwelling. The geometry of this single stairway is used to mediate tightly organized dwelling units and the irregular shape of the site. Combined with the lobby and an outdoor terrace, it creates a complete acoustic separation between each dwelling. The first and second floors each consist of two, two bedroom plus den dwelling units. Floor to ceiling curtain wall and doors open the living spaces to the panoramic view. An interior pallet of walnut, limestone, and blackened metals is used through-out. Save this picture!Courtesy of Workshop Architecture|DesignThe scale and material of the building seeks to respond to the neighborhood’s historical character and its recent modernization. Concrete retaining walls, terraces, and foundations ground the project much as the rusticated granite of the nearby historic homes. Save this picture!Courtesy of Workshop Architecture|DesignThough larger than the adjacent single family homes the design intent was to create a project that is legible as a single form. This form is then inflected in response to overall site geometry, dwelling unit program, and view orientation. Random width, vertical board on board cedar siding is used to define this overall body, or scale of the project. Horizontal reveals and the shifting alignment of siding between floors, introduce articulation, variation, and datums for building inflections. While contemporary in its detailing, this building respects and enriches the scale of the transitioning urban district.Project gallerySee allShow lessA New Wonder of the WorldArticlesTimes Square Reconstruction Project / SnøhettaArticlesProject locationAddress:Tacoma, WA, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily CopyApartments•Tacoma, United States Architects: Workshop Architecture|Design Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Neelam Makhijani to step down as Resource Alliance CEO

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Resource Alliance Makhijani is returning to India due to the ill health of her mother.Jan Krol, Chair of trustees, thanked her for her work and said that he had “been instrumental in extending the reach of the Resource Alliance as well as strengthening our foundations for our long-term future development.” The charity will appoint an interim chief executive while the board of trustees conducts a worldwide search for Ms Makhijani’s replacement. 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. Neelam Makhijani to step down as Resource Alliance CEO During her time as CEO, The Resource Alliance, which runs the International Fundraising Congress in Holland and other major fundraising conferences, has introduced consulting services and its free Fundraising Online virtual conference. Advertisement Makhijani said: “It is with mixed emotion that I have decided to step down. It has been a huge honour to have held this post and to have been entrusted with the charity’s growth and development. The Resource Alliance is a brilliant organisation whose work reaches into every corner of the globe.”  85 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 18 March 2014 | News Neelam Makhijani is to step down as Chief Executive of The Resource Alliance in May this year after four years in the role. She has worked at the Resource Alliance, the charity that helps NGOs worldwide boost fundraising capacity, for ten years.  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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U.S. escalates aggression in Syria

first_imgSmoke rises over the Syrian town of Kobani after a Pentagon airstrike there.The Syrian “civil war” has entered its seventh year. While the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have successfully retaken the cities of Aleppo and Palmyra from the Islamic State (IS) group, the proxy groups that have backing from U.S., NATO and Gulf Cooperation Council forces continue their bloody offensive against the Syrian government.“Rebel” groups continue to rebrand and regroup into various coalitions. All these groups aim to destroy Syria, which is why the U.S. and NATO powers as well as their allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and Israel have at times armed or financed them or given them other aid.The Syrian Army, with the support of Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq and Russia, leads the charge against these forces.The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), including the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and their fighting arm, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), have carved out an autonomous region in northeast Syria. The YPG’s primary fight is against IS, especially in the city of Raqqa. They have coordinated at times with the Syrian Army in this effort, but they also have had a working relation with U.S. forces, which have contradictory interests opposed to the Syrian Army.U.S. war crimes uncoveredMeanwhile, U.S. war crimes in Syria have recently surfaced. The U.S. government has admitted to using depleted uranium (DU) weapons in Syria in November 2015, despite promising in March 2015 that they would not use DU in Iraq or Syria. As Foreign Policy magazine reported: “U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Maj. Josh Jacques told Airwars and Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing 30 mm rounds containing depleted uranium (DU) were shot from Air Force A-10 fixed-wing aircraft on Nov. 16 and Nov. 22, 2015, destroying about 350 vehicles in the country’s eastern desert.”The U.S. used large amounts of DU weapons in Iraq in 1991, in Yugoslavia in 1999 and again in Iraq in 2003, mainly against tanks, as DU shells penetrate armor. Iraqi scientists found an increased incidence of cancer, birth defects and other health problems in regions where there had been heavy use of DU weapons.Desperate, U.S. escalates conflictAs the Syrian Army continues its offensive against reactionary sectarian forces, some U.S.-backed, the U.S. deployed an estimated 400 Marines and Rangers to Manbij, Syria. (Reuters, March 9) A U.S. Air Force official stated that the purpose of the deployment is to aid the Kurdish-led SDF in the fight to retake Raqqa from IS.The next day, 2,500 U.S. paratroopers were to be deployed to Kuwait to prepare for missions in Mosul, Iraq, in addition to Raqqa. (Army Times, March 9)While the stated reason for this increased military presence is to fight IS, the U.S.’s track record of focusing its efforts against the Syrian government indicates that this is unlikely. In reality, the U.S. has already begun to build military bases in Kurdish-held northeast Syria. Washington’s temporary support for Syrian Kurds gives the U.S. an opportunity to gain a foothold in northern Syria.However, this strategy may prove dangerous. Ethnic Kurds, who primarily inhabit Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran, are an oppressed nationality in Turkey. Turkey’s Erdogan regime, which has been a military ally of the U.S. and NATO, opposes any independent role for Kurds, in Syria as well as in Turkey, and has denounced the YPG as a terrorist organization. Thus, U.S. support for Kurdish forces in Syria may undermine its relationship with an Erdogan-led Turkey.Given its need to reduce antagonism with the Turkish regime, it remains unclear the extent to which Washington will temporarily support the Kurdish SDF in order to gain a foothold in the north of Syria.Hands off Syria!As history has proven time and time again, U.S. boots on the ground bring about nothing but death and destruction. Only the Syrian Army and their allies are capable of driving out the IS and other sectarian reactionary forces.The Trump administration, rather than being “isolationist,” has pushed the war on Syria even further and has announced it will give the U.S. generals the authority to take military measures in Syria without needing affirmation from the president.Ultimately, the only path to peace for countries like Syria is to drive out the imperialist powers and their proxy forces. It is the job for revolutionary socialists in the United States to oppose our own ruling class at home and demand, “Hands off Syria!”For more information on DU, see the video by Sue Harris, “Poison DUst,” at tinyurl.com/zo2yfkv.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Action for Black Land and Liberation Initiative on Juneteeth in Oakland, Calif.

first_imgOakland, Calif., June 19 — As part of a national call by the BlackOut Collective and Movement Generation — called “40 Acres 40 Cities Juneteenth 2017” — local Black leadership of these groups took over a vacant lot at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and 76th Avenue in deep East Oakland. This action is part of the Black Land and Liberation Initiative.The national call, published on the Movement for Black Lives website, m4bl.net, said in part: “On Juneteenth 2017 (Monday, June 19th) Black people across the country will be taking back land and reclaiming space, from vacant lots to empty school buildings. We are taking back land that should be used for the good of the people, land that has historically been denied access to Black people. Through these actions we will confront the institutions that have been built off the extracted wealth of Black bodies and Black land and the individuals who have profited from them.’’They explained “Why June 19th” with “Juneteenth is our time to be celebrate our formal emancipation from chattel slavery and to remind ourselves that we still ain’t free. It is a time to recognize all we have done for ourselves, all we have built for ourselves, all we have given the world and all of our resilience. At the same time, we remind ourselves that we must continue the fight for true reparations that includes both making amends for past harm and repairing our relations so that such harm doesn’t continue and never happens again.”Workers World spoke to Quinton Sankofa of Movement Generation, one of the leaders of the Oakland action. He explained how this initiative was rooted in discussions his group had had with the BlackOut Collective dating back to late 2015. Movement Generation brings an ecological perspective to the struggle for Black liberation.Again from the national call: “We see Black folks collectively engaging in land reclamation with the goal of shifting our relationship to the land, engaging in healing while creating hubs for movement work to be housed, cultivated and birthed.”Sankofa talked about their considerations on “how do we take and reclaim the land.” He said Oakland is one of the most rapidly gentrifying places in the country and added that just as the current president of the U.S. doesn’t try to couch his objectives with moderate terms, it is necessary for Black people to be bold and assertive in challenging how land is owned, managed and used.The lot they took over on June 19 is owned by a nonprofit called Hello Housing. It’s one of a number of lots the city of Oakland repossessed and then sold, 34 of them going to Hello Housing for $13,500 each. Movement Generation and the BlackOut Collective see this takeover as a test case for reparations, said Sankofa.Sankofa described step one of their process was to notify the community that the land should be given to the community for free, not bought and sold. They would like to center this initiative on the most oppressed, those who don’t have homes. He said there should be no rent, just free. He talked about how 80 percent of homeless people in Oakland are Black.Today’s action, as described by Sankofa, was the opening of a park, in the short term, with a play structure they were already almost finished assembling, plus a community bench and a community mural. They intentionally are installing semi-permanent structures that are hard to remove, until the community decides what to do with the lot for the long term. They had removed a couple of gates in order to enter the property that morning.Sankofa emphasized that they were demanding productive reparations, not just consumptive. He said their target was not Hello Housing. Instead, they are targeting capitalism itself, including private property ownership, anti-Black racism and the myth of white supremacy.As he spoke, in addition to the building and assembly which was underway by various volunteers, some children were on-site. The children were given free bag lunches and were led in various children’s activities by teen and adult volunteers. A community barbecue was planned for the evening.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Interview with author Susan Abulhawa: ‘Imperialism by the inch’

first_img“Just because it doesn’t look like the exterminations we’re accustomed to seeing doesn’t make it any less genocidal,” says novelist and activist Susan Abulhawa. The bestselling author of “Mornings in Jenin” and “The Blue Between Sky and Water,” she is also the founder of the nonprofit organization Playgrounds for Palestine. She was arrested by Israeli border authorities last November when returning to her homeland for the Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival. She was deported back to the United States where she currently resides.Abulhawa spoke with Ted Kelly of Workers World on the eve of the Israeli elections on April 9 that resulted in the reelection of hardline, racist, incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Susan Abulhawa speaks at rally supporting Palestine in Philadelphia on April 12, 2018.Workers World: March 30 marked the 1-year anniversary of a new phase in the Great March of Return protests in Gaza. In a single year, 20,000 Palestinian activists have been shot and maimed by Israeli snipers. Nearly 300 have been killed, including infants, journalists, nurses and doctors. This ongoing massacre is still misunderstood as a “border conflict.”Susan Abulhawa: News media often talk about “the border,” but there is no official border. After the 1948 assault on Palestine, Gaza remained unconquered and became a protectorate of Egypt. There was a demilitarized zone of about 3 miles around Gaza. Israel decided the innermost line of that zone is the “border.” Israel has perfected an “imperialism by the inch” tactic. It never was ever a border. Palestine is whole. The people have been whole. All these lines that are drawn are quite arbitrary.WW: What this means is that when people see images of protests at the partition fence, that fence is within even Israel’s recognized boundaries for Gaza?SA: Exactly. Israel created a new demilitarized zone that Gazans have been living under. And Gaza is effectively a death camp. We see how Israel patrols and enforces the siege on Gaza through force of tremendous death technology. Snipers. Drones. From the sea they have patrol boats that are constantly shooting at fishermen. Gazan fishermen are not allowed to venture beyond 3 nautical miles, but even within those 3 nautical miles, Israel still shoots and drowns a lot of those boats. It’s a complete siege.There are 2 million people in Gaza who are utterly besieged. They cannot leave by land, water or air. Israel has routinely bombed hospitals and schools and any infrastructure, including electric plants, flour mills, mosques, sewage treatment and water treatment plants. Israeli politicians have said they’re going to send Gaza back to the Dark Ages. They said that and they’re doing that.WW: They are also using experimental tear gas, white phosphorus and other “death technology,” as you have accurately named it.SA: Gaza serves a purpose for Israel as a human laboratory, as a testing ground for Israeli weapons exports. What a lot of people don’t know is that Israel is the largest exporter of arms per capita in the world. That means the export of death is their main industry. And the attractiveness of Israeli weapons is that they are marketed as “field-tested” or “battle-tested.” In 2014, when Israel killed over 2,200 people in Gaza, a huge portion of them children, they were testing the Hermes 900 drone — they used it extensively on people in Gaza. Three weeks after the assault there, Israel held a huge drone trade show in which they highlighted the “performance” of the Hermes 900. It sold for a lot of money, and the makers of that drone made a lot of money. That’s economics for Israel.Israel has a new series of drones called Cyclone that have been used on protesters in the Great March, dropping all kinds of aerosols and new gases. Plenty of photos and other evidence show this kind of gas as red in a color nobody’s seen before. Gaza is a testing ground. It’s a laboratory.WW: Israel is often thought of as a recipient of arms deals from the U.S., but you’ve found that they are in fact the preeminent global exporter per capita of weaponry.SA: Israel has been notorious for arming rogue regimes long after even countries like the United States couldn’t bear the human rights abuses. Case in point: the genocide in Myanmar. Israel has been arming the Myanmar forces as they are committing atrocities against the Rohingya minority, a Muslim minority. WW: Rwandan President Paul Kagame last week reaffirmed his support of Israel and the administration of Benjamin Netanyahu.SA: Israel has many quid pro quo agreements with Paul Kagame. One is Israel’s support for a United Nations effort to basically rewrite the narrative of the Rwandan genocide. In exchange, Rwanda has agreed to accept African asylum seekers deported from Israel, which is deporting them to whatever country will take them.WW: This seems to mark a change from Israel as a settler-colonial state to now an imperialist state in its own right.SA: Israel has actually been up to this from the very beginning. They supported apartheid South Africa as far back as the 1950s. They armed all sides of the Angolan civil war for over 40 years. They armed despots in Guatemala and El Salvador. They provided almost exclusively the arms to the Somoza government in Nicaragua, and later they helped fight the Sandinistas by arming the Contras. They’ve had their hand in for some time, most notably in South Africa.Israel had a very special relationship with [white supremacist] South Africa. After the whole world couldn’t stomach apartheid South Africa anymore, Israel stood with them until the end. [During the June 16 Soweto Youth Uprising in 1976], when South African white police mowed down children, those guns and that ammunition were provided by Israel.[Israeli General] Rafael Eitan said that Black South Africans “want to gain control over the white minority just like the Arabs here want to gain control over us. And we, like the white minority in South Africa, must act to prevent them from taking over.”WW: This gives the lie to liberal rhetoric of the sort we hear from 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, who just affirmed himself as a proud Zionist.SA: I think the Democratic Party really underestimates how fed up their base is with unconditional support for this right-wing, fascist, settler-colonial, apartheid state. Rep. Ilhan Omar has split things wide open. She deserves credit because she had the courage to say what needs to be said, and she’s paying a really heavy price for it — personally, professionally, politically, down to her physical safety. The FBI just arrested somebody who was threatening to blow her up. Ten years ago we couldn’t have seen an Ilhan Omar. WW: But much like in the U.S., where there are no truly anti-imperialist candidates, in Israel there is no anti-apartheid party.SA: As bad as things are in the U.S., I don’t think you can compare it to Israel, whose politicians are in a league of their own. The things they say publicly and unashamedly are stunning. Politicians in the U.S. use dog whistle [language] and code their rhetoric. As racist as this country is, there are some things you can’t say out loud. But in Israel, it wins you elections when you say things like, “We need to carpet bomb all of Gaza” or “‘We need to chop their heads off.” Netanyahu says, “This is a country only for Jews.” These are quotes. Every candidate has said things that are so fascist and racist that it’s stunning.Israeli society is in the same stage that Europe was at in the 1930s, where things were said about Jews and gay people, out loud and in the newspapers, that should never be said about other human beings. That’s where Israel is right now in terms of rhetoric and public discourse.WW: Justice Minister Ayelat Shaked put out a video this year parodying a cologne commercial, advertising a fragrance called “Fascism.” She’s getting away with this by claiming she was being ironic.SA: But she’s said explicitly before that she’s proud to be a fascist.WW: In Europe in the ‘30s there were liberal observers who said Hitler was only deploying racist rhetoric to appeal to a hardline base for the elections, but he didn’t really mean it. This same mindset seems to be at play with Netanyahu’s threat to annex the West Bank when he wins the election.SA: It wasn’t a threat. I think it was a promise. Netanyahu is flying high on his ability to convince the United States and Donald Trump to affirm the annexation of the Golan Heights and to move the embassy to Jerusalem. He’s been campaigning on annexing the rest of Palestine. Netanyahu has said this repeatedly. Palestinians have been telling the world that [Israel] has no intention of allowing a Palestinian state to emerge. But U.S. media choose to ignore that and instead play up this impossible two-state narrative that is utterly discredited.The two-state solution in the first place was racist — for a lot of reasons. It was a way to consolidate power over the whole of Palestine and allow for the emergence of a permanent cheap labor pool for Israel.WW: Regarding the West Bank, another member of the Tamimi family has been arrested.SA: The West Bank is also under siege but not at quite the same intensity as Gaza is. The Tamimi family has been a particular target because of their ongoing activism that has captured imaginations throughout the West. The slap from Ahed Tamimi [of an Israeli soldier attacking her family] reverberated around the world. This family, as all Palestinian families do, live under constant threat, under constant harassment. In night raids, soldiers literally break into your house and grab your children and members of your family from your beds and cart you off to prison. It’s a different kind of horror experienced by each group of Palestinians, depending on where they live.Of course there are the Palestinians who are citizens of Israel. We call them the ’48 Palestinians, who remained in the 1948 territory [that was transformed into Israel]. They are reviled [by Israelis] and face another set of discrimination and harassment and surveillance and policing.WW: We must speak of the Palestinians living in the diaspora right now, like yourself. You were held by Israeli authorities on your way home to attend the Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival and experienced the Israeli carceral [penal] conditions firsthand.SA: Like a lot of Palestinians who speak up against Israel, or who speak up for BDS [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions] or for whatever arbitrary reason, Israel did not allow me in. In general, Israel harasses anyone of Palestinian or Muslim descent. They target Palestinians and Palestinian supporters, they stop you, detain you, are known to take away your phones and go through your email [and other sources of information]. The irony is that all those people who were carting me off to prison and interrogating me — all of them are foreigners, without exception. None of them are native to that place. Me, on the other hand, I am Indigenous to Palestine. And I can prove it — my parents, my grandparents, my great-great-grandparents, going back hundreds of years — I can prove this is where I’m from. But they can’t. They can’t point to a single ancestor before 1948 who was there. That’s the irony of it all.WW: It’s been about a year since you were one of the key organizers here of the Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid protests against the Philadelphia Orchestra for their decision to tour Israel. I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on Madonna’s recent decision to cross the BDS picket line and perform in Israel.SA: History will not judge Madonna well. She’s a friend of the Netanyahus. She’s been a supporter of Zionism for a long time. She’s basically saying, “I don’t care about the lives of Palestinians. I don’t care that they’re being brutalized and ethnically cleansed. I don’t care that Gazans are living in a death camp. I’m getting paid a million dollars, and I’m happy to lend my name to apartheid.”  That’s what Madonna is saying.A Jewish-Canadian billionaire was quoted as saying Madonna’s presence in Israel will go a long way in terms of “positive branding” of Israel. So there you have it. Madonna is branding apartheid. That’s “art-washing.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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RSF calls for EU sanctions in response to crackdown on press in Belarus

first_imgNews “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the unprecedented scale of the crackdown on journalists in Belarus in connection with its presidential election on 9 August and calls on the European Union to condemn the repression and sanction those responsible.The unparalleled and relentless persecution has taken many forms including arbitrary arrest, prolonged detention, beatings and deportation. According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), more than 130 serious violations of journalists’ rights were registered from 8 May, the start of the election campaign, to 11 August, 48 hours after the election.“Such persecution of the media in Europe is completely unacceptable,” RSF deputy editor-in-chief Catherine Monnet said. “As EU foreign ministers prepare to hold an extraordinary meeting today, we request an emphatic condemnation of these flagrant violations of the right to inform. And, in the absence of an immediate end to the harassment of the media and the release of the journalists still held, we urge EU members to adopt sanctions against those responsible for the violence and unjustified arrests.”Massive and arbitrary arrestsAccording to the BAJ, around 70 journalists have been arrested in Belarus since 9 August, while covering the election and the protests that followed the announcement of the results, and 23 were still being held in different parts of the country yesterday. They include Vitaly Dubik and Alena Shcharbinskaya, two journalists with Belsat, a Belarusian exile TV channel based in Poland, who were arrested in Minsk on 10 August.Most of the arrests have been carried out under article 23.34 of the Belarusian Administrative Code, which penalizes “violation of the regulation of mass actions.” Dmitry Kazakevich, a Belsat journalist arrested in Vitebsk on the evening of 9 August, has been given 10 days of preventive detention under this article.Some journalists, such as Yegor Martinovich, the editor of Nasha Niva, one of the oldest independent Belarusian weeklies, were unable to report that they were being arrested and disappeared for several days without being able to contact colleagues or loved-ones until they were released.Excessive violence against Belarusian and foreign reportersViolence has sometimes been used. In all, 29 cases of police violence against journalists have been reported since election day. At least seven journalists have been badly injured by the police, including Nasha Niva’s Natalia Lubnevskaya, who was hospitalized after being hit in the leg by a rubber bullet, and Associated Press photographer Mstyslav Chernov, who was hospitalized after being badly beaten by the police.Maxim Solopov, a Russian reporter sent to Belarus by the Riga-based news website Meduza, was covering the protests in Minsk on the evening of 9 August when he was badly beaten by police and then arrested. Anton Starkov and Dmitri Lasenko, Russian reporters for the Moscow-based Daily Storm website, were clubbed by police when they were briefly arrested on 9 August.Although the few remaining independent Belarusian media outlets were undeniably among the victims of the crackdown, foreign journalists have not been spared, especially Russian, Polish and Ukrainian journalists. Several were deported on the official grounds that they lacked accreditation from the Belarusian foreign ministry, which issued very few accreditations to foreign reporters.Not that accreditation has guaranteed protection. When plainclothes police apprehended three BBC journalists with valid accreditation on 11 August in Minsk, they damaged their cameras, hit one of them and snatched the accreditation from another member of the crew.At least five governmental TV channel presenters, including Belarus-1 presenter Vladimir Burko, have resigned in the past two days in solidarity with the protesters and to condemn the police violence. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, around 6,000 people have been arrested since 9 August. Two people have died and hundreds have been wounded in the course of the police crackdown.The Internet has meanwhile been totally or partially inaccessible in Belarus since 9 August, and most news websites continue to be blocked.Ruled since 1994 by President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been reelected in the first round every five years, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. May 27, 2021 Find out more News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Credit : Sergei GAPON / AFP August 14, 2020 RSF calls for EU sanctions in response to crackdown on press in Belarus Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsInternational bodies Judicial harassmentViolence Receive email alerts News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsInternational bodies Judicial harassmentViolence May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en last_img read more

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How Is Debt Impacting Owning a Home?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. in Daily Dose, Featured, News debt Home Ownership Housing Market 2019 2019-05-29 Mike Albanese A recent survey by Freedom Debt Relief concluded that 28% of Americans said the biggest barrier to buying a home in 2019 is the cost of a down payment.Additional barriers reported by those surveyed include a lack of savings (27%), the cost of a monthly payment (26%), and the amount of debt they had (19%).The generational gap is also evident in the survey, as 43% of respondents who are Gen Z (age 18-21) consider the lack of overall savings to be the biggest barrier. Thirty-six percent said the monthly payment was the biggest barrier and 35% said it was the down payment.While it is being reported millennials (age 22-37) are becoming more focused on homeownership, 39% said the cost of the down payment was the biggest barrier.A recent survey from SunTrust found that nearly half of millennials (48%) who have been married said they, and/or their spouse, owned a home before marriage.”People are choosing from many different paths and reaching common life milestones at a wider age span than before, changing when they decide to purchase a home,” said Sherry Graziano, Mortgage Transformation Officer at SunTrust.The Freedom Debt Relief survey also found the different generations carry different types of debt with them. Student loan debt was the biggest form of debt for Gen Z respondents at 32%. Millennials were more diverse, with 47% carrying credit card debt and 35% with student loan debt.Nearly 55% of Gen X (age 38-53) respondents said they were carrying credit card debt and 40% said they had mortgage debt.The Silent Generation (age 73 and older) had the most respondents who are carrying no debt at 45%, which is followed by Gen Z at 39%. Just 16% of millennials say they are carrying no debt, and that number falls to 13% for Gen X responders.All generations agreed that the biggest barrier to increase savings is everyday expenses, as more than 30% of each generation came to that conclusion in the survey. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / How Is Debt Impacting Owning a Home? Previous: The Growth of Real Estate Investment Trusts Next: Where Housing Affordability Is Improving Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: debt Home Ownership Housing Market 2019 How Is Debt Impacting Owning a Home? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago May 29, 2019 1,540 Views last_img read more

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Crisis in the gardaí “growing by the day” – Deputy MacLochlain

first_img Facebook Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlain has said it is now clear the the crisis in the gardaí is “growing by the day”.The Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson was responding to the vote of no confidence in the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter by the Garda Representative Association (GRA).The GRA passed a motion of no confidence in him yesterday.In a statement last night, Minister Shatter said “spats” occur between Justice Ministers and Garda Representatives from time to time – and he has urged both sides to get on with their jobs. Pinterest Crisis in the gardaí “growing by the day” – Deputy MacLochlain Twitter Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleTwo arrests in Derry as part of dissident republican investigationNext articlePeople in Buncrana invited to become involved in town development plan News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – February 15, 2013 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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City of Derry Airport annouce new summer route to Paris

first_img Previous articleCase of Tuberculosis confirmed at Loreto Convent in LetterkennyNext articleRadiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital shelved News Highland City of Derry Airport annouce new summer route to Paris Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News Pinterest WhatsApp City of Derry Airport has announced a new summer route to Paris.Flybe will be flying to Charles De Gaulle Airport from Derry five days a week during the summer months.It is hoped that the new route will bring in new visitors to Northern Ireland from Paris, as well as providing a gateway to Northern Europe for local travellers.In February, Ryanair launched a new weekly service to Tenerife from the airport.City of Derry Airport manager, Damien Tierney, said the Paris flight is an excellent service:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/dtraw.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Facebook Facebook By News Highland – March 23, 2011 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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