Parx begins PA live test of online sportsbook

first_img Regions: US Pennsylvania Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment’s Parx Casino has become the second Pennsylvania licensee to begin a live test of its online sportsbook, ahead of a full roll-out later this week.As with the launch of the state’s first online sportsbook PlaySugarHouse.com, the Kambi-powered Parx offering will undergo a three-day operational test. This began yesterday (June 25), with the sportsbook live from 4PM Eastern Time until midnight.Later today (June 26) it will begin taking bets from 2PM, then from midday on Wednesday (June 27). Provided this test is completed without any issues, Parx will be given the green light for a full roll-out.In May Parx generated revenue of $639,922 from its land-based sportsbook, a 29.5% month-on-month decline.Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 25th June 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Tech & innovation Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Parx begins PA live test of online sportsbook Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment’s Parx Casino has become the second Pennsylvania licensee to begin a live test of its online sportsbook, ahead of a full roll-out later this week. Email Addresslast_img read more

IPL 2019 SRH vs RR highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals…

first_img Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title Esports Previous articleIndian Paisa League: It’s franchisees’ game, BCCI plays ineffective bossNext articleEnglish Football Association announces new CEO, to have new name Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football Football By Kunal Dhyani – March 30, 2019 Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED IPL 2019 SRH vs RR highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in IPL Sport News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales look ready and equipped for Italy challenge early on; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football Football Football PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in an Indian Premier League match here Friday.Brief Scores: Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match SportSport News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSIndian Premier LeagueIPLIPL 2019IPL 2019 LiveRajasthan RoyalsSRHSRH vs RR highlightsSunrisers HyderabadSunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals highlightsWatch SRH vs RR highlights SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoE! 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OnlineUndoRajasthan Royals: 198 for 2 in 20 overs (Sanju Samson 102 not out, Ajinkya Rahane 70; Rashid Khan 1/24).Sunrisers Hyderabad: 201 for 5 in 19 overs (David Warner 69, Jonny Bairstow 45; Shreyas Gopal 3/27).IPL 2019 SRH vs RR highlightsSanju Samson’s second IPL ton was overshadowed by David Warner’s blistering fifty as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets to register their first win in the ongoing edition of the tournament here Friday.Samson’s first century of the ongoing IPL went in vain, as chasing a mammoth 199-run target, Warner set up the platform for Sunrisers with a breezy 69 off 37 balls and together with Jonny Bairstow (45 off 28) added a century stand for the opening wicket to spoil Rajasthan’s day.Sunrisers needed the quick start if they fancy their chances of eclipsing Rajasthan’s imposing 198 for two and Warner and Bairstow just provided that to give the impetus for the rest of the batsmen to follow as the hosts chased down the target in 19 overs.Earlier, Samson smashed the first century of the ongoing IPL and together with skipper Ajinkya Rahane stitched a century stand to guide Rajasthan to a mammoth total.Samson didn’t spare a single Sunrisers’ bowler and remained unbeaten on 102 that came off just 55 balls with the help of 10 fours and four sixes. It was Samson’s second IPL ton. His first century came in 2017.Also Read: IPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad’ schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to knowChasing the total, Warner looked in imperious form as he started clobbering the Rajasthan bowlers from the word go.Sensing the demand of the situation, Warner, who hit 85 against Kolkata Knight Riders in a losing cause in their opener, went hammer and tongs from the beginning and struck fours and sixes at will to propel Sunrisers to 54 for no loss after five overs.Together with Bairstow, Warner shared 110 runs in just 58 balls for the opening stand.But just when it seemed Warner would run away with the game, Ben Stokes foxed him with a perfect short ball as he was holed out by Dhawal Kulkarni at deep fine leg.Warner’s knock was studded with nine fours and two sixes.It would have been double blow for Sunrisers but Kulkarni dropped Bairstow at thirdman a ball later.But Kulkarni made up for his mistake in the final ball of the next over, latching on to a fine catch at the long-off to sent Bairstow packing.Skipper Kane Williamson (14) and Vijay Shankar (35 off 15) played aggressively to bring down the equation within reach but three quick wickets, that too in consecutive balls of Shreyas Gopal (3/27) in the 16th over, changed the complexion of the game.But Yusuf Pathan (16 not out) and Rashid Khan (15 not out) played sensibly to overwhelm the target with ease.Earlier, Rahane led from the front with 49-ball 70 and together with Samson shared 119 runs for the second wicket to set the base for the total.Introduced into the attack in the fourth over, Rashid (1/24) struck with only his second ball, cleaning up Jos Buttler around his legs.Also Read: IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals’ schedule, tickets, squad, coach: All you need to knowRajasthan’s decision to bat first didn’t go according to plan, at least, in the powerplay as the visitors struggled against Sunrisers’ disciplined bowling to garner just 35 runs.After Buttler’s dismissal, skipper Rahane was joined at the crease by Samson and the duo played cautiously without taking any undue risk to take Rajasthan forward.While Rahane played the anchor’s role, Samson opened up his arms soon and smashed two sixes in consecutive overs of Shabaz Nadeem and Siddharth Kaul to give some momentum to Rajasthan’s innings.Rahane soon joined his junior colleague and clobbered Nadeem straight over his head as Rajasthan reached 75 for one at the halfway stage.After a slow start, Rahane stepped on the accelerator and welcomed Vijay Shankar with six over deep square leg boundary.Both Rahane and Samson paced their innings to perfection, as after playing cautiously initially, they broke their shackles when needed and notched up the team’s 100 in 11.5 overs.Rahane registered his first fifty of the ongoing IPL in 38 balls while Samson brought up his half-century in 34 deliveries as the duo raised 100-run stand for the second wicket in 65 balls.Rahane finally departed in the 16th over bowled by Nadeem, holed out by Manish Pandey at long-on as he went for a big shot. He struck four boundaries and three sixes.Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s torrid time at the death overs continued. If it was Andre Russell in the last match, it was Samson Friday as the young Kerala batsman too the senior pacer to cleaners, hitting him for four boundaries and one six to pick up 24 runs in the 18th over.As if that was not enough, Bhuvneshwar witnessed yet another forgettable day as he leaked 21 runs in the last over.Also Read: IPL 2019 : Rajasthan Royals launches academy in UKIPL 2019: Australian University is Rajasthan Royals’ Education Partner Football last_img read more

PAK vs ZIM 2020: Wahab, Afridi help Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by…

first_img Football PAK vs ZIM 2020: Wahab, Afridi help Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 26 runs by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowFree Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionThe hosts made 281 for 8 after electing to bat first but Zimbabwe came close to a upset win with veteran Brendon Taylor (112) scoring a superb hundred and youngster, Wesley Madhevere, rattling the home side in a century partnership.Zimbabwe looked set for a shock win at 234 for four in the 45th over but then Wahab (4/41) and Shaheen (5/49) ran amok sharing the remaining six wickets.The 20-year old, with just three ODIs behind him, batted with assurance hitting seven fours as he and Taylor (11 fours, three sixes) put on 119 runs for the fifth wicket.Taylor was picked up by Shaheen in the next over after Madhevere’s dismissal and Zimbabwe then lost their last five wickets for only 21 runs to be bowled out for 255 in the final over.Taylor also put on 71 runs for the third wicket with Sean Ervine (41) after Shaheen had dismissed openers, Chari and skipper Chamu Chibhabha, quickly.Earlier, Pakistan batting disappointed as all the top order batsmen struggled to even score at a run a ball run rate with Haris Sohail top scoring with 71 from 82 balls with six fours and two sixes and opener, Imam ul Haq making 58 from 75 balls.The Pakistani batsmen had some 150 dot balls in their innings as the Zimbabwean spinners, Chisoro (2 for 31), Madhevere and Sikander Raza (1 for 45) made run scoring difficult on a pitch which offered some help to them.Pakistan surprisingly opted to go in with just one spinner, packing their attack with pacers and giving a ODI cap to Haris Rauf who has earlier represented his country in T20 internationals.The Pakistan innings got some impetus late when Faheem Ashraf (23 from 16 balls) and Imad Wasim (34 not out) played some big shots to pick up the scoring rate.Imam found himself run out in a comical mix up with Haris Sohail with both batsmen running to the same end in the 26th over.Zimbabwe playing their first intentional series since early this year dropped some chances but overall they appeared to brush off their rustiness quickly.Brief scores:Pakistan 281 for 8 in 50 overs (Haris Sohail 71, Imam ul Haq 58, Imad Wasim 34 n.o Chisro 2 for 31)Zimbabwe 255 all out 49.4 overs (Brendon Taylor 112, Wesley Madhevere 55, Sean Ervine 41. Shaheen Shah Afridi 5/49, Previous articleJuventus confirm Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from COVID-19Next articleLa Liga LIVE: Alaves vs Barcelona Head to Head Statistics, Laliga LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, latest points table, Fixture and Schedule Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twitter Football Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country By Kunal Dhyani – October 30, 2020 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates SportSport News Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED TAGSAfridi help Pakistan beat ZimbabwePAK vs ZIM 2020Pakistan beat ZimbabwePakistan vs Zimbabwe 2020Shah AfridiWahab SHARE Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Verratti returns for Italy, Ampadu starts for Wales, check full line-ups; Follow Live Updates, RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsored Football Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz shared nine wickets amongst themselves to spare Pakistan the blushes against Zimbabwe in the first ODI at the Rawalpindi Stadium here on Friday.Pakistan, playing their first ODI since October last year, emerged winners by 26 runs. ATP Tour Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Formula 1 Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football last_img read more

African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileABC Holdings Limited is the parent company of a number of sub-Saharan Africa banks operating under the BancABC brand that offer a diverse range of financial services including personal, business and corporate banking as well as asset management, stockbroking and treasury services.  The Group, which has its head office in Botswana, was formed as a result of a series of mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions operating in Southern Africa. This has given the Group a strong geographical footprint as well as a sound understanding of the diverse financial markets within the region. As a result, BancABC has operations in Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and a group services office in South Africa. African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: 3 UK shares I’d buy for my Stocks & Shares ISA to make a million

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild Our view of the 2020 stock market crash couldn’t be clearer. Rather than pull up the drawbridge and wait for things to calm down, investors should grab the bull by the horns and buy UK shares while others dither.We’re not cavalier here at The Motley Fool. We simply know a terrific investing opportunity when we see it. A lot of dogs have been sold off during the recent stock market crash. But a terrific number of top-quality UK shares have also been cruelly cut loose during the sell-off. This provides a chance for you and I to build a deep and balanced portfolio of stock market stars at little cost.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…History shows us that UK share prices always come roaring back in the years following stock market crashes. This is how a huge number of British investors made millions after the 2008/09 banking crisis. They bought stocks for next to nothing and watched them balloon in value as the economy improved and profits headed northwards again.10% dividend yields!So why not try and do the same? Here are three white-hot UK shares I’m thinking of buying following the stock market crash:FTSE 100 investors need to give Aviva a close look at current prices. The insurance goliath trades on a bargain-basement price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 6 times. But that’s not all that attracts the eye. A near-10% dividend yield gives plenty for income seekers to shout about too. Trading is tough right now following the Covid-19 outbreak. However, the possibility of more bumper dividends coming down the line — and funded by the possible sale of its European and Asian operations — makes it a brilliant dip buy today.Buying bullion producers like Highland Gold Mining is a good idea as forecasters steadily hike their precious metal price forecasts. The boffins at UBS are the latest to upscale their price predictions in view of extreme central bank money printing and intense economic uncertainty. They predict gold will continue to hit record highs and average $2,100 per ounce in 2021, up from current prices of $1,930. Highland Gold Mining is a particularly great buy given its low P/E ratio of 12 times and chunky 4% dividend yield.Kape Technologies doesn’t pay a dividend but it’s a UK share that’s too cheap to miss. Its forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) of 0.2 fails to reflect the fact that demand for its cybersecurity software is poised to rocket as homeworking takes off all over the globe. Employers expect 37% of people to work from home following the coronavirus crisis, a recent survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development showed. This compares with less than a fifth before Covid-19.Getting rich with UK sharesKape Technologies et al are just a few of the undervalued UK shares I think are top buys today. You can find even more by browsing The Motley Fool’s epic library of special reports. They could help you get rich and possibly even make a million. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 Stock market crash: 3 UK shares I’d buy for my Stocks & Shares ISA to make a millionlast_img read more

Match verdict: Wales 17-7 Tonga

first_imgWales – Tries: O Williams, Beck Cons: Halfpenny 2 Pen: HalfpennyTonga – Try: Helu Con: Fosita LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Main man: Ryan Jones makes a breakStar man – Ryan JonesHe was pushed close by another ‘old boy’ in James Hook, who ran the game well and with great variation from fly-half, but Ryan Jones gets the nod. It was obvious from the smile on his face during the anthem that he is relishing every opportunity he gets in the Wales jersey now those opportunities have become more limited with the emergence of Toby Faletau and Dan Lydiate in the back row. And, boy, was he looking to make a statement in this match. From the first minute he was making yards from the back of the scrum, he charged down a Tonga kick in their 22 that nearly led to a try for Lloyd Williams and his presence was evident throughout, be it through his carrying (he made 57 metres, nearly more than the other forwards combined), his defence or his leadership. It’s also fitting that he put in a performance of this quality three years after being axed as Wales captain following the Friday night draw with Fiji.StatsWales made 156 passes to 53 from Tonga and made 483 metres with the ball compared to the visitors’ 308.The hosts also dominated territory (73%), particularly in the second half when Tonga barely got out of their half.The turnover rate illustrates the stop-start nature of the game, Wales conceding 20 and Tonga 17.Scorerscenter_img Tight squeeze: Ashley Beck shows good footwork to sneak over in the corner to score Wales’ second tryBy Sarah Mockford at Millennium StadiumIn a nutshellFriday night lights is the phrase but these games have more often been Friday night frights for Wales, the defeat by Samoa last year and the draw with Fiji in 2010 prime examples. Tonga couldn’t make it a hat-trick for the Pacific Islands, however, even if this was a pretty dour Test match for the 46,523 Cardiff crowd to witness.Break in play: Will Helu scythes through for Tonga’s tryIt was hardly a game to have those present in raptures – there were too many stoppages, little momentum could be created and not a single point was scored in the second half – but Warren Gatland will be satisfied with the win given recent history in this fixture and the fact that he’d made 11 changes to the side that beat Argentina last weekend.Tonga delivered in terms of physicality, had a solid set-piece and an organised defence, and caught Lloyd Williams on numerous occasions when he took too long to pass from the back of rucks. Wales were never able to get any rhythm to their game, but they did have far more try-scoring chances than Tonga, albeit that they only managed to convert two of them, Owen Williams and Ashley Beck going over. Lloyd Williams was held up, Hallom Amos was tackled into touch before getting the ball down, Luke Charteris dropped the ball metres from the line and George North had an effort ruled out by the TMO too.So not a classic, but a win’s a win, as they say, and Wales will face Australia next Saturday with more confidence than they did 12 months ago. They will also welcome the extra day’s rest for their battered bodies.Key momentAshley Beck’s try in the 24th minute. The Ospreys centre had started the try-scoring move with a neat inside pop pass to George North, who powered through the Tongan defence, and once the ball was recycled James Hook delivered a long pass to Beck on the wing and he went over in the corner. The score was significant in that it gave Wales a 17-0 lead and Beck should receive praise for the way he managed to keep his foot centimetres from the touchline before grounding the ball.last_img read more

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first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Miembros de la comunidad judía de Cuba visitaron al empresario norteamericano Alan Gross, preso desde hace tres años en La Habana bajo acusaciones de espionaje. En varias ocasiones se ha pedido su libertad al gobierno cubano pero las peticiones han sido rechazadas. La visita a la cárcel estuvo presidida por Adela Dworin, presidenta de la Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea y otras personas. En la cárcel pudieron celebrar Jánuca importante fecha del calendario judío que conmemora la derrota de los helenos y la recuperación de la independencia judía a manos de los macabeos sobre los griegos y la posterior purificación del templo de Jerusalén.Tikhon, arzobispo ortodoxo de Filadelfia, ha sido electo primado de la Iglesia Ortodoxa en Estados Unidos. A la ceremonia de la elección asistieron delegados y observadores de Estados Unidos, Canadá y México incluyendo 163 jerarcas de la tradición ortodoxa. El nuevo arzobispo nació en Boston en 1966 con el nombre de Marc Mollard. Fue miembro de la Iglesia Episcopal desde su nacimiento. En 1989 fue recibido en la Iglesia Ortodoxa. En su carrera eclesiástica cuando recibió la tonsura adoptó el nombre de Tikhon, un popular santo ruso del siglo 19. Según la tradición ortodoxa los obispos son célibes, no así los sacerdotes.El Parlamento Británico tendrá en su agenda a principios de año un proyecto de ley que permitirá la unión de personas del mismo sexo. Sin embargo, será ilegal para la Iglesia de Inglaterra y la Iglesia de Gales celebrar esas uniones. Para que esto fuera posible ambas iglesias tendrían que cambiar su ley canónica, un largo y tedioso proceso que puede durar varios años.El Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias (CLAI) ha anunciado en Quito, donde está su oficina central, que en vista de la congelación de fondos provenientes del CLAI para su asamblea en febrero, ha decidido posponer la reunión continental para mayo del 2013 en La Habana. El gobierno de Estados Unidos decidió congelar un envío a través del Banco Pichincha de $101 mil dólares para cubrir los gastos de alimentación y alojamiento para los 400 delegados que se esperan. El Departamento del Tesoro de Estados Unidos consideró que el traspaso de fondos violaba las normas del embargo económico contra Cuba.Un taller sobre libertad religiosa en México informó que el número de Iglesias Cristianas Evangélicas en el Estado de México “ha crecido en los últimos 10 años a un ritmo explosivo”, sobre todo en la zona oriental pero a ese mismo ritmo también “han crecido la intolerancia religiosa, la discriminación, los trámites administrativos, la apertura de templos, entre otros”. Eruviel Ávila, gobernador del estado de México y miembro del gobernante PRI, prometió tener una relación más estrecha con líderes evangélicos e intervenir para buscar una solución satisfactoria.La principal organización defensora de la tenencia de armas en Estados Unidos ha pedido que guardias armados vigilen a las escuelas en todo el país, a fin de impedir el ataque del próximo asesino que venga. La Asociación Nacional de Portadores de Armas (NRA por su sigla en inglés) rompió su silencio una semana después de la matanza de 20 niños y seis maestras en una escuela primaria de Connecticut.”Lo único que detiene a un tipo malo armado es un tipo bueno armado”, dijo Wayne LaPierre, vicepresidente ejecutivo de la organización cabildera de armas, en una conferencia de prensa en Washington.El pastor bautista Charles Worley de Maiden, Carolina del Norte, ha grabado un video en contra de las personas homosexuales que ha sido visto por unas 250,000 personas. El fanático clérigo propone “encerrarlos en el interior de una cerca electrificada”. ¡Qué testimonio!Bobby Jindal, el conservador gobernador de Luisiana, dijo recientemente que las pastillas anti-conceptivas deberían expenderse aún en los bares como cualquier otro medicamento sin interferencia del gobierno. La arquidiócesis católica romana le salió al paso con un pequeño regaño diciendo que la “contracepción” siempre es errónea.El arzobispo anglicano de Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, Thabo Makgoba, presidió una marcha por el centro de la ciudad en diciembre para iniciar la campaña contra la violencia femenina e infantil que plaga a esa parte de África. “Los cristianos tenemos que dar testimonio público de nuestra fe”, dijo en una entrevista radial.MENSAJE. Un saludo de Año Nuevo a todos nuestros lectores esparcidos por el mundo. Que el 2013 sea un año de paz, justicia y alegría en medio de los sufrimientos y las calamidades que podamos tener. Gracias por sus mensajes y notas. Reciban un afectuoso abrazo, +ONELL SOTO Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Por Onell A. 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E-millionaires and charity

Howard Lake | 2 November 2000 | News The Guardian Online today looks at how e-millionaires are spending their time and money. The article concludes with a look at their charitable giving. The Guardian Online today looks at how e-millionaires are spending their time and money. The article concludes with a look at their charitable giving. It mentions the new rich at Cisco Systems, some of who have started private family foundations worth between $1m and $100m. Of course Bill Gates’ foundation gets a mention, but so too does QXL.com founder Tim Jackson. He is now concentrating on his “new venture capital role at Carlyle Internet Partners Europe and at a charitable foundation he is setting up.”Read Who wants to be an e-millionaire? by Mark Tran at The Guardian. Advertisement  16 total views,  1 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 MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. E-millionaires and charity read more

Marching on International Women’s Day: Women globalize struggle for equality

first_imgSolidarity and struggle form the essence of International Women’s Day, as intended by its European socialist founders in 1910. Although capitalist governments hide IWD’s true history, women workers, progressives, socialists and national liberation and anti-imperialist forces put forward its real meaning.In this epoch of capitalist globalization and economic crisis, corporations are intensifying their exploitation of the planet’s peoples and resources. They are grabbing and privatizing land, displacing Indigenous farmers and destroying the environment. Transnational companies mistreat workers in the factories, fields and sweatshops, denying them decent wages, working conditions and respect. But they do not pursue their mad drive for superprofits unchallenged.Women of all nationalities and in all economic spheres are fighting back. They march, rally and sit-in to oppose wars, occupations, repression, all forms of oppression and social injustice. A vast number of heroes from every corner of the globe stand up to the exploiters and say “NO!”Berta Cáceres ¡presente!This year we honor our Honduran sister, Berta Cáceres, a world-renowned Indigenous Lenca leader and environmentalist who was fatally shot by gunmen in early March. Despite mounting death threats, this courageous woman successfully organized a campaign to stop construction of a hydroelectric dam.A U.S.-backed coup that ousted elected president Manuel Zelaya in 2009 ushered in a pro-corporate government that is abetting transnational companies in their expropriation of Indigenous lands and erection of mines and dams, to Native peoples’ detriment. Cáceres bolstered women’s role and encouraged solidarity and collective action to resist capitalism’s crimes.Cáceres’ execution sent shock waves throughout Central America. On March 8, hundreds of women marched in Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa, to demand justice for her. So did their sisters in Nicaragua and other countries in the region.In Venezuela, thousands of women marched through Caracas to Miraflores Palace to support President Nicolás Maduro. They also honored the late President Hugo Chávez, leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, which has enacted concrete measures for women’s advancement.In socialist Cuba, women’s gains since the Revolution have been profound. The Federation of Cuban Women, founded in 1960 by Vilma Espin, has been instrumental in this process. With free education, women are two-thirds of university graduates. Due to free, accessible health care, Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate than the U.S. Moreover, Cuban women make up 53.1 percent of the parliament, second only to Bolivia in the Americas.Women in Haiti have a history of struggle. Some 300,000 people are still dislocated by the 2010 earthquake, while cholera rages on and women continue to report sexual assaults by U.N. troops. This year the Aristide Foundation in Port-au-Prince held a much-needed, all-day, free health clinic for IWD; some 1,500 women attended.Athens protesters: ‘NATO out of Aegean Sea’U.S./NATO wars have forced over 1 million desperate migrants to flee the Middle East and North Africa, but the warmakers won’t solve the massive refugee crisis they created. European governments are closing their borders, stranding many migrants in Greece. Yet, the Greek people — who themselves are suffering from a financial chokehold imposed by U.S. and European Union bankers — are showing generosity and solidarity toward the refugees, who the Feb. 29 Washington Post reported are 57 percent women and children.More than 1,000 activists marched through Athens on IWD in solidarity with the migrants and protesting U.S./NATO militarism in Syria. Mairini Stefanidi, president of the Federation of Women of Greece, which co-organized the action, said, “With people’s solidarity, we reach out to the women refugees, who arrive in our countries with babies in their hands. They are victims of the inhuman interventions of the U.S., NATO, European Union and their allies.” The All Workers Military Front (PAME) also sponsored the march. (RT, March 8)Turkey is increasingly suppressing political protests under right-wing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. However, hundreds of women ignored a ban on their IWD protest and marched through Istanbul on March 6 to demand their rights. Riot police fired rubber bullets at the demonstration. Activists also resisted police repression in Ankara.From Egypt to South AfricaIWD was commemorated across the African continent in many activities.In Cairo, Egypt, outside the Press Syndicate, women denounced the military and interior ministry, and called for the release of imprisoned family members.A statement from the Congress of South African Trade Unions raised the marginalization of Black women workers with disabilities; unemployment and poverty among young Black women; discrimination against lesbians; and exploitation of women migrants.COSATU called on its affiliates to pay special attention to women who work in unsafe jobs “not always protected by law and where enforcement is weak,” including domestic workers, farmworkers and migrant workers. It reiterated its commitment to workplace struggles to ensure that women workers have the right to secure job opportunities, training, decent working hours, a living wage, social security and access to basic services.Zimbabwean women affirmed that President Robert Mugabe has promoted gender equality and that advances have been made, including by affirmative action, in higher education.End the occupation of Palestine!The situation for Palestinian women is very grave, due to constant abuse by the Israeli military in occupied Palestine, especially in Gaza. Many are impoverished and unemployed and/or their homes destroyed. The Israeli armed forces have killed 190 Palestinians since October, including eight women and 49 children, and arrested 118 women. Fifty-seven Palestinian women are incarcerated; 13 are girls.But Palestinian women keep protesting the U.S.-funded Israeli occupation and expansion in the West Bank and blockade of Gaza, with IWD marches in the West Bank. Human rights activist Manal Tamini from Nabi Salah was arrested that day.Activists from many women’s organizations marched to the U.N. office in Gaza. They called for an end to Israeli violations of Palestinian women’s rights and for international pressure on Israel to lift the siege of Gaza.The Freedom Flotilla Coalition announced that March 8 marked the launching of a campaign to send a “Women’s Boat to Gaza.”No to capitalist globalization!In Asia, women workers rallied for their rights against corporate exploitation.Garment workers and activists staged a rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, outside the National Press Club. They remembered their sisters and brothers who perished in factory disasters, including at Rana Plaza in 2013. Global brands reap mega-profits from super-exploiting such workers.Millions of women are forced to migrate to find work, often facing racism and abuse while denied any rights. In Hong Kong, migrant workers marched to the Indonesian Consulate, demanding that its government stop human trafficking.Members of Gabriela, an umbrella women’s organization founded over 30 years ago in the Philippines, joined with a migrant workers’ union to rally near Malacanang Palace in Manila, and denounced the government’s “export labor policy.” Their banner called for “Justice for all victims of trafficking.”Women’s oppression is based in unequal class society; imperialism, corporate exploitation and oppression of nationalities further impact millions of women. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, it is time to intensify the struggle against the horrors of capitalism, as its founders intended, and to lay the foundation for a truly just world under socialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ICE terrorizes migrants

first_imgHundreds of supporters accompanied immigrant activist Ravi Ragbir to New York ICE office on March 9, preventing him from being deported.The 13-year-old daughter of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez was recording a video as immigration agents picked him up, just after he had dropped her off at school in Los Angeles.All the time she was recording, she was sobbing. (Washington Post, March 4)The incident shook up not just Avelica-Gonzalez’s daughter and entire family, but students and teachers throughout the city.Reports are rushing in of immigrants being picked up just like that, not just at schools, but in courthouses, at events advocating for immigrants and at workplaces.In other words, no place is safe.Across the U.S., immigrant communities are desperately preparing for roundups. Many, if not all, are living in total anxiety, not knowing what to do or how to do it. Teachers are consoling students, but are also asking hard questions: “Have you talked to your parents? Do you have power of attorney?” (Los Angeles Times, March 3)This is the kind of anxiety and terror parents, children and immigrant workers are living with every moment of their lives since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.Children are being kept from school. Doctors’ and lawyers’ appointments are being missed. Restaurants and businesses are suffering as more and more migrants stay home from school, work or shopping.However, this chilling terror over the migrant community in the U.S. is big business for the prison-­industrial complex. While migrants live in fear, prison CEOs salivate.Trump/Bannon/ICE roundups profitableTrump’s entire presidential campaign was predicated against immigrant workers in this country. Law and order, building a wall and banning Muslims are the cornerstones of his administration. All are racist and hateful and anti-worker. All this while his administration destroys access to health care.It is all aimed to divide the working class at a time when unity is most urgent if the working class is to fight back against growing assaults on all the people in this country.While Trump openly singles out immigrants, racism and police terror against African-American communities are also cornerstones of his administration. The Trump/Bannon/ICE unholy alliance is a big boost to the racist occupying forces that are the police.Prisons and police go hand in hand. A New York Times headline on March 10 read, “Trump immigration crackdown is great for private prison stocks.”Two companies that have rightfully earned the hatred of the anti-mass incarceration movement, ­CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group, operate for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers in many states and for the federal government.Between October 2015 and September 2016, more than 350,000 undocumented immigrants were detained — a number that will dramatically rise under Trump’s crackdown.As the Times writes, “The worse the news for immigrants and their lawyers, the better it has been for the two companies. When a member of the Trump administration issues a memo or executive order, gives a speech or tweets about the crackdown on immigrants, shares of the two companies rise: Since the election, CoreCivic’s stock price has climbed 120 percent, and Geo’s has gained 80 percent.”Under the Barack Obama administration, the massive deportations carried out were handled differently than under Trump. President Obama stated on Aug. 18, 2016, that his administration would be phasing out for-profit prisons in the federal Bureau of Prisons. The companies’ stock shares plummeted.The Obama administration ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to carry out a “catch and release” policy. Undocumented workers caught were to be released if they were awaiting deportation status and were not so-called “hardened criminals.”Trump, through the actions of white supremacist Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has changed that policy. Now no matter their status in the system, all undocumented workers will be held. These workers need a place to be held before deportation, hence the recent boom in the prison-industrial complex.NBC News reports, “The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ … relationship with privately run lockups hinges on the housing of immigrants. Almost all of the 21,405 people currently serving time … have been designated as ‘criminal aliens’ — non-citizens who will likely be deported after they serve their sentences, according to bureau statistics.” (March 5)For several years now, article after article and advocate after advocate have all documented the horrid conditions of these prisons. Children are held with their parents. The prisons can be ice cold and the food is often rancid. Many a heroic prisoner has gone on a hunger strike to protest these conditions.All these conditions will intensify under the Trump administration. It is no wonder, therefore, that one sector of migrants is fleeing the U.S. in record numbers.Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had to admit that Trump’s policies were creating such a fearful climate that more Muslims in the U.S. were seeking refuge in Canada than ever before. Video has been released in which migrants are trekking to small wooded areas in upstate New York to cross over into Canada “illegally.”According to various news sources, Canadian law cites that people who try to make a refugee claim are turned away in Canada if they enter the country “legally.” However, if a migrant enters “illegally” — or better said, irregularly — Canadian law allows people to claim refugee status. More than 2,000 people have done that since the Trump election, many of them with legal status in the U.S. This demonstrates the fear, even with documents.Conditions for migrants to worsenThe bourgeois, pro-business entity, global risk analyst Verisk Maplecroft recently released a report titled “Human Rights Outlook 2017.” (The Guardian, March 10) The report declares that Trump’s hardening immigration policy will increase the risk of modern slavery and labor abuses. It will force “criminal networks to use more costly and potentially more dangerous trafficking routes by air and sea.”The Guardian wrote: “Saket Soni, executive director of … National Guestworkers Alliance, said the Trump administration’s new regulations will only exacerbate existing problems and proves that the U.S. government is ‘part of the problem.’“‘Trump’s policies are a gift to human traffickers,’ said Soni. ‘We know firsthand what Verisk Maplecroft’s report confirms: criminalising immigrants makes them more vulnerable to forced labour, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery. Trump’s mass criminalisation will drive immigrants further into the shadows, where increasing numbers of them will face forced labour conditions.’”Every day the issue of migration across the world becomes more and more a major humanitarian crisis.Despite the Trump/Bannon/ICE terror policies, this will not stop forced migration. Until the foreign and economic policies of U.S. imperialism are overturned, workers will be forced to leave their homelands in order to survive, in order to live.The Los Angeles Times reported on March 9 that in 2016 “border agents saw an unprecedented spike in long-distance migrants making the journey from countries as far as Haiti, India, Bangladesh and parts of Africa. About 15,000 migrants from outside Latin America crossed through Baja California last year, nearly five times as many as in 2015.”The working-class and revolutionary movements in the U.S. and around the world must take up the issue of forced migration in a major way. Now is the time to come to the defense of migrants.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more