Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week – Round 13

first_imgFriday May 17, 2013 Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week – Round 13 It’s the end of another busy week and as we look forward to two big finals in Dublin, Women’s Sevens World Series action in Amsterdam, and yet another brilliant round of Super Rugby, here is a quick look at the best of last weekend, in the Super Rugby Plays of the Week from Rugby HQ.As always, funnies, big hits, news of the bizarre, and some fantastic tries. Enjoy.If you enjoy these segments, you can browse the archive in the Plays of the Week sectionTime: 2:23Credit: foxsportsauADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Flint’s people deserve REPARATIONS

first_imgThe writer is the 2016 Workers World Party presidential candidate. Her vice presidential candidate and running mate is Lamont Lilly.The writer is the 2016 Workers World Party presidential candidate. Her vice presidential candidate and running mate is Lamont Lilly.The capitalist system — whose main feature is to make profits for the billionaire ruling class at the expense of the rest of humanity — should and must be ABOLISHED, root and branch. Why? Because this system that feeds off the super-exploitation of the labor of the workers and oppressed peoples on a global scale is resulting in unimaginable poverty, suffering and hardships.One of the greatest weapons the ruling class uses to protect its wealth is institutionalized racism, intended to keep the multinational working class divided and weak so it can’t fight in its own class interests.How else could the ruling class get away with the horrors inflicted on Flint, Mich., which have made national and international news? The 100,000 people of Flint, including 9,000 children under the age of 6, have been poisoned for at least two years with lead-laden water carried through a corrosive system from the Flint River, which was polluted in the first place due to General Motors’ corporate greed and governmental neglect. As a result of the state’s indifference, children are suffering from lead poisoning, which causes irreparable disabilities and can lead to a slow, painful death.Black people make up more than 50 percent of Flint’s population. Some 41 percent now live below the poverty line, caused by the devastating loss of jobs in the auto industry. Every demand for water justice by Flint’s people must be met immediately.GM: Pay reparations now!For the past four years, the Black Lives Matter movement has helped shine a bright light on police violence and state repression. The capitalist state, especially the police and mass incarceration, is carrying out a genocidal war of brutality and killings against Black, Brown and Indigenous youth in grossly disproportionate numbers. The current stage of the capitalist economic crisis of overproduction provides nothing more than low-wage jobs and no future for youth of color or less privileged white youth.The BLM movement has broadened its view of the struggle to fight racist repression by showing solidarity with the embattled people of Flint, especially the Black community. The Black Lives Matter National Network posted a solidarity statement with Flint, which has a 14-point program. It includes a moratorium on all water shutoffs; a refund of all water bills since the switch to the Flint water system; creation of a holistic medical care facility for Flint residents that will offer chelation therapy as treatment for lead poisoning; and creation of a Flint Citizen Civilian Corps to train local workers to repair the infrastructure. In introducing these demands, the BLMNN states: “The water crisis in Flint is one of many ways state agencies and elected officials have sanctioned violence against Black people.” (See full statement at workers.org.)These demands and more should be framed as calls for reparations for the people of Flint, much like the call for “40 acres and a mule” that formerly enslaved people demanded following the end of chattel slavery. The demand for reparations is a political right, an indispensable step on the path to self-determination for people of color oppressed by colonialism, neocolonialism and present-day imperialism. This right can come in different forms, paid for by public or private funds.Both Malcolm X and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. demanded reparations for Black people to compensate for their labor and resources, stolen by corporations like GM.In fact, it should be GM that pays reparations to Flint’s people. For decades it dumped acid chemicals into the Flint River that eventually caused lead in the city’s water pipes to leach into the drinking water. (Truthout, Jan. 26) GM owes reparations for its genocidal poisoning of the Flint community and infrastructure, and GM should pay for completely replacing the lead pipes, estimated to cost $1.5 billion. It should be GM that pays reparations for the devastating loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs that forced half of the Flint population to leave over 30 years.Demanding reparations for the people of Flint should be a main issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. But that is pie in the sky. The Republican and Democratic candidates are either hostile or indifferent to empowering the people of Flint because these candidates do the bidding of corporations like GM.The people’s organizations already in motion to provide clean water for Flint, from around the country and locally, could play an instrumental role in organizing for reparations.Workers World Party sees this effort as a vital part of the broader struggle to abolish capitalism, which will commit any crime to boost the profits of the few. It must be replaced with socialism, where the economy belongs to the people and can be planned to satisfy all basic human needs, including clean water.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Skiff: October 25, 2018

first_imgThe Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 + posts Linkedin Twitter The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Facebook The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected]center_img The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 117, Issue 10: TCU medical school earns accreditationAlso: Wide receiver KaVontae Turpin is removed form the football team after an altercation on Saturday, the school of Interdisciplinary Studies has its public launch and updates on TCU Soccer and their win on senior night as well as plans for TCU basketball in 2019. The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Facebook ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Previous article‘It’s on Us’ week shifts focus towards Greek communityNext articleWhat we’re reading: Bombs, Trump and Tweets The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders ordered to pay 6,000 euros to Korda’s heir over use of Che photo

first_img Organisation News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago The Paris higher-level court today ordered Reporters Without Borders to pay 6,000 euros to Diane Diaz Lopez. “As she had demanded in excess of one million euros, we think this ruling is reasonable and that it assigns an appropriate degree of importance to the offence,” the organisation said. May 6, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at being ordered today by a Paris court to pay only 6,000 euros to Diane Diaz Lopez, the heir of Cuban photographer Alberto “Korda” Diaz Gutierrez, for non-compliance with a court order of 9 July 2003 banning it from using Korda’s famous photograph of Ernesto “Che” Guevara in a beret.”As Ms. Diaz Lopez had demanded in excess of one million euros, we think this ruling is reasonable and that it assigns an appropriate degree of importance to the offence,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “The sole aim of Ms. Diaz Lopez’s demands was to stifle our organisation, and the judge did not play along,” he added.The court said in its ruling that “the excessive demands made by the plaintiff appear clearly out of proportion with the established facts.”Reporters Without Borders pointed out that it has repeatedly been the target of hostility from the Cuban authorities since the arrest of 75 dissidents in March 2003. Reporters Without Borders activists were physically attacked during a demonstration outside the Cuban embassy in Paris in April 2003, the organisation was the target of a campaign of insults in the official press, and Cuba’s representatives called for the withdrawal of its consultative status with the United Nations. In today’s hearing, the Paris higher-level court was asked to rule on whether Reporters Without Borders had respected the 9 July 2003 ban on use of Korda’s photograph of Che and to determine what sum that the organisation had to pay Diaz Lopez. Korda, who is deceased, lived in Havana.Reporters Without Borders used Korda’s photograph of Che in a beret in June 2003 for a poster campaign drawing attention to press freedom violations in Cuba. The poster was based on the famous May 1968 poster showing a riot policeman with a baton in one hand and a shield in the other. Che’s face, taken from Korda’s photograph, was superimposed on the policemen’s face. The slogan for the campaign, which was to have run from 8 to 22 July, was: “Welcome to Cuba, the world’s biggest prison for journalists.”Diaz Lopez filed a lawsuit in Paris on 3 July 2003 calling for Reporters Without Borders to be banned from using the photograph. The Paris higher-level court issued a summary judgment on 9 July banning the organisation from “reproducing or disseminating (the disputed image) in whatsoever form,” and ordering the “removal and withdrawal of all products already existing.” The judge set a penalty payment of 200 euros for every confirmed failure to comply.Reporters Without Borders immediately withdraw the images from its website, and cancelled and stopped all dissemination of the 1,100 posters and 5,000 postcards that had been produced for the campaign. The organisation also issued a press release about the ban.Diaz Lopez’s subsequent court petition was prompted by the broadcast on 1 October 2003 of an interview with Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard on LCI television’s programme “Première séance” about the release of the film “Veronica Guerin.” During the interview, which took place at Reporters Without Borders headquarters, the Cuba campaign poster could be seen in the background on the wall of Ménard’s office.As a result of the broadcast, a court bailiff came to Reporters Without Borders headquarters on 12 December to see if the organisation still had copies of the poster, although the 9 July court order had only required the “removal and withdrawal” of the images, not their destruction.The bailiff found part of the stock of campaign posters and postcards, but not all of them because some had been thrown out. Diaz Lopez’s lawyer alleged that Reporters Without Borders showed bad faith by not only keeping the visuals but also continuing to disseminate them. Korda’s heir demanded 1,142,000 euros in penalty payment for non-compliance.A campaign to draw attention to a totalitarian regimeThe Reporters Without Borders poster campaign was targeted at the approximately 120,000 French tourists who chose Cuba as a holiday destination each year, lured by its sun, its beaches and the myth of a revolution by bearded guerrillas. The poster aimed to highlight how the Cuban revolution’s ideology, which still captivates many tourists, cloaks totalitarian practices and that the regime uses Che as an icon to legitimise repression. It was also meant to show that the myth that caught the imagination of an entire generation in the 1960s had turned into something that generation hated – a police state.The Cuban government launched a nationwide crackdown on dissent on 18 March 2003. A total of 75 dissidents were tried and sentenced to prison terms of up to 28 years for “undermining the state’s integrity and sovereignty” or its “independence.” They included 27 independent journalists who joined the four journalists who were already detained. Cuba thereby became the world’s biggest prison for journalists.The punishments for journalists who had challenged the state’s monopoly of news and information did not stop there. They were transferred to prisons hundreds of kilometres from their homes, their right to receive family visits was curtailed and they had to endure harsh prison conditions. Receive email alerts News RSF_en CubaAmericas March 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders ordered to pay 6,000 euros to Korda’s heir over use of Che photo New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Two Chinese public media banned from island

first_imgNews April 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Chinese public media banned from island News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has challenged the Taiwanese authorities’ decision to ban two major Chinese media from operating on the island.Taiwan slapped a ban on news agency Xinhua and the People’s Daily on 10 April 2005. Joseph Wu, in charge of relations with China, said the journalists were contributing to misunderstandings between Taiwan and China.They had done this through inaccurate articles that played down protest movements against the controversial 14 March 2005 anti-secession law that allows the use of force against Taiwan should it declare its independence.Urging Taiwan to reconsider its decision, the worldwide press freedom organisation said, “Even though the People’s Republic of China is certainly no model of press freedom, using censorship against its media makes no sense. We believe that the right to news and information should in no circumstances be compromised because of political differences.”Chinese journalists work in Taiwan on a rota system. The new rules imposed by Taiwan take effect in May when the next changeover is due. This means that Xinhua and People’s Daily journalists will not be allowed to enter Taiwan to replace their outgoing colleagues.Beijing reacted on 13 April. “We hope the Taiwan authorities will cancel unreasonable obstacles and correct their erroneous ways as soon as possible,” said Li Weiyi, spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office. Opposition groups and local media have also urged caution on the Taiwanese authorities. November 20, 2020 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Receive email alerts News TaiwanAsia – Pacific Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedomcenter_img to go further Organisation Follow the news on Taiwan June 29, 2020 Find out more May 18, 2020 Find out more RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” Help by sharing this information TaiwanAsia – Pacific Newslast_img read more

Leonardo247 Grows C-Suite by Appointing Ryan Bovermann CTO

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Recent Economic Slowdowns are Eroding Consumer Confidence

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 2, 2016 1,014 Views Consumer Confidence Housing Market U.S. Economy 2016-03-02 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The widely reported recent slowdowns in the U.S. economy—only 151,000 jobs added for January and 1.0 percent GDP growth in the fourth quarter, for example—were reflected in the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for February, which tumbled from 97.8 in January down to 92.2 (1985=100) in February.Consumers were pessimistic all around in the survey, as the Present Situation Index dropped from 116.6 down to 112.1 from January to February, and the Expectations Index declined from 85.3 to 78.9 during the same period. Over-the-month, fewer consumer said they believe that business conditions are good, while more said they believe that business conditions are bad; more consumers thought jobs were hard to get while fewer consumers said they believe that jobs are plentiful.Also from January to February, fewer consumers said they believe that business conditions would improve in the next six months, while more consumers said they though business conditions would get worse. The share of consumers who anticipate more available jobs and anticipate an increase in their income in the next six months declined over-the-month, while the share who anticipate fewer available jobs and a reduction in their income increased.“Consumer confidence decreased in February, after posting a modest gain in January,” said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. “Consumers’ assessment of current conditions weakened, primarily due to a less favorable assessment of business conditions. Consumers’ short-term outlook grew more pessimistic, with consumers expressing greater apprehension about business conditions, their personal financial situation, and to a lesser degree, labor market prospects. Continued turmoil in the financial markets may be rattling consumers, but their assessment of current conditions suggests the economy will continue to expand at a moderate pace in the near-term.”The findings of the Conference Board survey are in line with other recent economic forecasts. According to Fannie Mae’s economic outlook released in mid-February, deteriorating financial conditions and increasing global concerns appear to be hindering economic growth despite a forecasted pickup in consumer spending, a relatively healthy labor market, and residential investment and government spending that is strengthening. As a result of the economic slowdowns, Fannie Mae lowered its forecast for the number of rate hikes that will occur in 2016 from three down to two.“Continued turmoil in the financial markets may be rattling consumers, but their assessment of current conditions suggests the economy will continue to expand at a moderate pace in the near-term.”Lynn Franco, the Conference Board“We believe that the tightening labor market will further boost wages and help increase consumer spending,” Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said. “Recent survey data reaffirm a relatively healthy jobs market with increased job openings, hires, and quits, as well as decreased layoffs and decent gains in average hourly earnings.”Also according to the Fannie Mae report, home price appreciation is expected to outpace income growth, but the good news for the housing market is that the home price appreciation will continue to lift underwater borrowers into positive equity.“We expect our 2016 theme ‘housing affordability constrains as expansion matures’ to hold true as home price gains are likely to outpace household income growth as the year continues,” Duncan said. “However, the expected increase in home prices should help lift underwater mortgages and create a healthier housing market. Meanwhile, increased household formation, low mortgage rates, and easing credit standards and more access to credit for residential mortgages are positive factors for a continued housing expansion. We expect constraints on single-family homebuilding to ease and builders should be able to increase production at a faster pace this year, while the gain in multifamily construction is expected to be more modest than last year.”The Conference Board reported that the share of respondents planning to buy a lived-in home in the next six months declined over-the-month from 3.7 percent in January to 2.5 percent in February, while the share planning to buy a new home in the next six months also dropped over-the-month from 1.2 percent to 1.1. percent. Despite the monthly declines, however, the trends shown recently in those two categories are climbing from their trough, and February’s level of consumer confidence is relatively high by historical standards, according to the National Association of Home Builders.The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release the February Employment Summary on Friday, March 4. The next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting will conclude on March 16.center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Recent Economic Slowdowns are Eroding Consumer Confidence Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Housing Market U.S. Economy Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Lawmakers to HUD and FHFA: Get with the Program Next: Existing-Home Sales Recovering From Temporary TRID Setback in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Recent Economic Slowdowns are Eroding Consumer Confidence Subscribelast_img read more

Police attacked with petrol bombs in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Police attacked with petrol bombs in Derry Police have come under attack with petrol bombs in Derry overnight.It comes following a day of violence on Tuesday when several vehicles were hijacked.Officers were responding to a security alert on Skeoge Road in the city yesterday evening when they came under attack with both petrol and paint bombs.Police confirmed that a number of youths were involved in the disorder and urged residents in both the Skeoge Road and Galliagh Park area to remain indoors for a time.Meanwhile the security alert ended last night with the object examined and declared an elaborate hoax and Skeoge Road has since reopened. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleTwo further arrests in Tyrone over new IRA activitiesNext articleFinancial package for shut pubs could be months away News Highland WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – August 6, 2020 Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Carndonagh councillor calls for action on illegal dumping

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – April 21, 2020 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Carndonagh councillor calls for action on illegal dumping Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Previous articleLUH has third highest number of Covid-19 patients outside DublinNext articleCouncillor’s hard hitting message after Gaoth Dobhair gorse fire News Highland Twitter A councillor has hit out at those responsible for illegal dumping at a North Inishowen beauty spot, just a few kilometres from the recycling centre in Carndonagh.Cllr Albert Doherty says he was contacted by a resident who told him that the dumping at Glengannon, on the road to Lough Inn, was the worst she has seen in 18 years.The items deposited included batteries, old televisions and a fridge freezer.Cllr Doherty has been outlining what was found at the site……Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/aldoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Fuel prices continue upward trend

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMPs rubbish talk of coup as anti-Brexit petition reaches 5 millionNext articleYoung rural drivers still left stranded over lack of driving testers News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Pinterest Fuel prices continue upward trend Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – March 24, 2019 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The cost of petrol and diesel is on the rise and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.Petrol has risen by 2 cent in the past month with the average price across the country being 136.2 cent.While diesel drivers are being hit harder as its risen 3 cent to an average price of 133.0 a litre.Barry Aldworth from the AA, says cost of crude oil has a knock on effect:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aldworthfuel.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more