Catena puts RAiG membership on hold

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Catena puts RAiG membership on hold 15th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Marketing & affiliates Affiliate giant Catena Media has opted to put its membership of affiliate trade association Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) on hold, though it said it remains open to joining in the future. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Affiliate giant Catena Media has opted to put its membership of affiliate trade association Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) on hold, though it said it remains open to joining in the future.The business had agreed to join RAiG – which was founded in May 2019 – in December 2019, but Catena spokesperson Åsa Hillsten told iGB that it opted not to join at some point between 1 April and 9 April, but declined to give a specific date.RAiG chair Clive Hawkswood confirmed to iGB that Catena had put its membership on hold following recent management changes.However, Hillsten said that – although management changes occurred around this time – the decision was not because of these changes.“The management team has decided to decline RAiG at this stage although it might be an option in the future,” Hillsten said.The management change that did occur in April was the departure of deputy chief executive Johannes Bergh. Hillsten stressed that Bergh’s departure and the decision to leave RAiG were unrelated.Hillsten added that it may take “some time” to find a successor in Bergh’s post. Bergh joined Catena as chief operating officer in January 2017, having previously been chief executive of management consulting firm Rewir and advertising agency Pryce Bergh.Hillsten said Bergh’s decision to leave was entirely his own, in order to pursue a new opportunity.RAiG was established in May 2019 by Better Collective, Oddschecker and Racing Post with the aim of encouraging operators and their affiliate partners to adopt responsible marketing of gambling products and a “safer gambling environment for consumers”.Last month, Catena reported a 5.7% year-on-year increase in revenue for the two months to 29 February, saying that it anticipates further growth amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Email Addresslast_img read more

Tennessee Lottery approves events for sports betting

first_imgThe TEL, which serves as the licensing and regulatory body for online gambling in the state, and not as an operator, also announced today that the Sports Wagering Committee of the board had also met and approved 17 new vendors in the state. Sports betting There is no restriction on the number of licences that may be issued for online sports betting operations, but licensees and suppliers must meet suitability requirements. Customers must be over 21 years of age and physically present in the state at the time a wager is placed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Tennessee Education Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL)’s board of directors has approved an initial list of sporting events for online wagering in the state, to be published on its website in the near future.center_img 29th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Sports betting Licensing Regulation There are three categories of potential licence applicants; licensees (operators), suppliers and vendors. Vendor licences are primarily for affiliates and payment providers. Tennessee Lottery approves events for sports betting Regions: US Email Addresslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers LIVE: How to watch India vs Bangladesh…

first_imgMatch Details: Date: Monday, 7th JuneVenue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, DohaTime: 7.30 PM ISTTeams: India, BangladeshWhen will India vs Bangladesh FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 match be played?The India vs Bangladesh Live FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 match will take place on 7th June.Where will the India vs Bangladesh match be played?The match will be played at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar.What time will the match start?The India vs Bangladesh Live match will start at 7.30 PM IST.Where can I watch the match on TV?The India vs Bangladesh Live match will be broadcast on Star Sports 2/ Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/ Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla.Can I also stream the match online?You can watch it online on You can also follow the live updates on InsidesportIndia squadGoalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Apuia, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan.Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita. 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Tempted by the TUI share price? Here’s what you need to know

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Shares in TUI (LSE: TUI) fell by another 6% on Thursday morning after the company reported a €1.5bn loss for the three months to 30 June. TUI’s share price has now fallen by 65% so far this year. Management says it doesn’t expect trading to return to normal until 2022.However, bookings for next summer are surging ahead and TUI should now have enough cash to get through the winter. I’m pretty certain this German group will survive.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…Indeed, I think the picture could look much brighter in a year. If I’m right, now could be a good time to take a fresh look at TUI shares.The story so farTUI’s share price collapse isn’t surprising. Widespread lockdowns and travel bans meant revenue fell 98% to just €75m during the three months to 30 June. Revenue during the same period last year was €4,745m.Despite cutting costs by more than 70%, TUI still made a loss of €1,460m during the third quarter.Things are still difficult now. Although national lockdowns have been relaxed, changing quarantine requirements and local lockdowns are making holiday planning difficult. Many people are staying at home. TUI has still only sold 57% of its reduced capacity for this summer.However, the picture looks much brighter for next year. TUI says holidaymakers are rebooking trips that had been cancelled and reserving new holidays for next summer. The company says summer 2021 bookings are currently up by 145%, with average prices up 9%.TUI share price rebound?As Europe’s largest travel operator, TUI has a lot of market reach. But the group’s business model means it also has a lot of costs. Direct ownership of high street stores, hotels, cruise ships and airlines means it’s hard to change capacity at short notice.To address these issues, it plans to cut its annual costs by 30%. “A comprehensive review” of all the group’s activities suggests to me many areas will be trimmed and some will be chopped altogether. I suspect this will include some hotels and many of the group’s high street travel agencies. Boss Fritz Joussen has already said he plans to speed up plans to move operations online.These changes will unfold over the next year. If early results are positive, I think the TUI share price could benefit. But I wouldn’t buy this stock for a quick flip — the shares could stay depressed for a while as investors wait to see how the group’s financial situation develops.TUI isn’t going bustTUI has now received €3bn of loans and financial support from the German government. This means the group now has €2.4bn of cash available. This is expected to give it the breathing space needed to get through the winter and return to profitable trading next year.I think we can be certain it won’t go bust. But these loans have left the group with a hefty debt pile and restrictions on dividend payments. I think Joussen will target some kind of refinancing next year, which could include issuing new stock.I suspect TUI’s share price will stay low for a little longer yet. But the firm has lots of valuable brands and great scale. It might make sense to buy a few shares today and forget about them for a while.center_img Roland Head 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. 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. 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Mensaje del obispo primado Michael Curry en la Pascua de…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Mar 23, 2016 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC [23 de marzo de 2016] “Este mundo no necesita otro cuento de hadas”, dijo Michael Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal en su Mensaje de Pascua de 2016. “El [acontecimiento] de esta semana de crucifixión y de la próxima semana de resurrección no es un cuento de hadas”.El día festivo de la Pascua es el domingo 27 de marzoEl vídeo puede encontrarse aquí.Lo que sigue es el texto del Mensaje de Pascua del Obispo Primado:En verdad me encantan los cuentos de hadas y disfrutaba leérselos a nuestros hijos cuando eran pequeños. Sin duda eran cuentos de hadas de lo más suavizados, pero había algo bueno en ellos: una manera de confrontar lo rudo de la vida con la genuina esperanza. Pero se trataba de cuentos de hadas.Esta semana que llaman Semana Santa: la recordación de Jesús entrando en Jerusalén y ofreciendo su vida en el acto definitivo de amor sacrificial. El Viernes Santo: la experiencia de la traición, la experiencia de los amigos que te abandonan, la experiencia de la injusticia y la maldad, de conspiraciones egoístas y criminales. Y luego, después de la Semana Santa, la resurrección de entre los muertos. Este no es un cuento de hadas.Lo cierto es que incluso mientras hablamos, esta Semana Santa, lo hacemos no sólo a la sombra de la cruz, sino que lo hacemos a la sombra de los que han sido muertos en Bruselas, de los que han sido heridos y mutilados, de los que lloran y hacen duelo. Y de un mundo doliente, y no demasiado seguro de cómo seguir adelante. Y este mundo no necesita otro cuento de hadas. El [acontecimiento] de esta semana de crucifixión y de la próxima semana de resurrección no es un cuento de hadas.Hace algunos años, en el siglo pasado, George McLeod, el fundador de la Comunidad de Iona, había combatido en la primera guerra mundial, una guerra que él llegó a darse cuenta que no tuvo una buena razón para librarse. A él finalmente llegaron a ordenarlo y fundó la Comunidad de Iona, y en un momento dijo esto acerca de esta fe que profesamos como seguidores de Jesús:Sostengo simplemente que la cruz se levante de nuevo en el centro de la plaza del mercado tanto como en el campanario de la iglesia. Reafirmo que Jesús no fue crucificado en una catedral entre dos velas, sino en una cruz entre dos ladrones, en el muladar de la ciudad, en una encrucijada tan cosmopolita que tuvieron que escribir su causa en hebreo, latín y griego. Era el tipo de lugar donde los cínicos dicen obscenidades, los ladrones maldicen y los soldados juegan. Fue allí donde él murió. Y es allí donde los cristianos deben estar y lo que los cristianos deben ser.Esta semana llamada Santa, la estación llamada Pascua, el recuerdo de la muerte y la comprensión de la resurrección, esto no es un cuento de hadas, sino la revelación de una realidad definitiva. Ahora la verdad es que resulta fácil, por convicción consciente o resignación inconsciente, desechar o descartar esto como algo ingenuo; bonito, pero ingenuo. Resulta fácil descartarlo, consciente o inconscientemente, como una gran esperanza, un maravilloso ideal, pero no algo realista en un mundo como este.  Tal vez, partes de nosotros supongo se pregunten, tal vez sobrevive el más fuerte, tal vez los poderosos hacen lo correcto, tal vez es mejor que esté atento a quien lleva la delantera. Sospecho que todos compartimos esos sentimientos alguna que otra vez.Pero, yo tengo que hacerme una pregunta. No es una pregunta mía, es del Dr. Phil. “¿Cómo funciona eso para ti?” ¿Cómo funciona para el mundo? La verdad es que la manera en que el mundo opera con frecuencia no está funcionando. No es sostenible. No es el camino que conduce a la vida. Jesús nos ha mostrado el camino. Él nos ha mostrado que el amor abnegado, el amor sacrificial, el amor de Dios y el amor al otro, es el camino a la vida. Esa es, amigos míos, la realidad definitiva. Y eso no es un cuento de hadas.Cuando Jesús fue ejecutado, fue juzgado y condenado por delitos que nunca cometió. Él dio voluntariamente Su vida. No para sí mismo, sino para otros. Y al hacerlo, nos mostró como es el amor. Eso es lo que llamamos el Camino de la Cruz. Y ese Camino es el camino de la vida y de la esperanza. Y cuando Él murió, Sus seguidores más cercanos temieron que tal vez el fuerte sí sobrevive. Tal vez los poderosos hacen lo correcto. Y tal vez es mejor que estemos atentos a quien lleva la delantera. Porque tal vez el mundo ha triunfado.Pero tres días después sucedió algo, inesperado, jamás soñado, imprevisto. Tres días después el mundo de ellos dio un vuelco, lo cual significa que se recuperó. Dios le levantó de los muertos. Y ustedes casi podrían oír la estruendosa voz de Dios en esa resurrección. ¡El amor, al final, el amor vence! ¡El amor es el camino! ¡Confíen en mí! ¡Síganme! ¡Crean en mí! ¡Esta resurrección es real! ¡Esto no es un cuento de hadas!Vayan pues a este mundo.  No tengan miedo.  Y no se avergüencen de ser un pueblo de amor.  Y vayan a este mundo y ayúdennos a cambiarlo de la pesadilla que con frecuencia es en el sueño que Dios tiene planeado.Una bendita Semana Santa, una Pascua bendita, y vayan al mundo.  Amén.Rvdmo. Michael CurryObispo Presidente y Primadode la Iglesia Episcopal Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Mensaje del obispo primado Michael Curry en la Pascua de 2016 ‘Este no es un cuento de hadas’ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Holy Week/Easter, Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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John Leslie scores the fastest ever international try in 1999

first_imgFriday Feb 10, 2012 John Leslie scores the fastest ever international try in 1999 ORIGINAL – Wales face Scotland on Sunday so today we look back on a previous meeting between the two, going all the way back to 1999 and the last ever Five Nations tournament. On that day Scotland got off to a start that they could only have dreamed of. Scotland’s Kiwi player John Leslie scored within 10 seconds of kick-off at Murrayfield, the fastest ever try scored from kickoff. Leslie and his brother Martin both qualified to play for them thanks to a Scottish grandfather, and made their debuts just a year before he scored this historic try.“You can’t get a better start than that,” said Jim Telfer, head coach at the time.“It’s so important in international rugby, especially if things haven’t been going so well, to get ahead of the game. Wales were dangerous early on but very predictable towards the end,” he added, after Scotland won the game 33-20 following a resilient comeback from the Welsh.Leslie gave them the ideal start as he competed well for the ball from the kickoff and actually ended up snatching it right from the grasp of another New Zealander, Shane Howarth.ADVERTISEMENT“It was just one of those things where the ball fell into my lap,” Leslie said.Scotland won the Championship that year, thanks in part to a memorable late try against England, scored by now legendary Wales and British & Irish Lions center, Scott Gibbs.According to some, Leslie’s feat is matched only by England’s Bart Price, who scored against Wales in 1923. It’s difficult to know how accurate the timing was back then, so it’s safe to say that Leslie’s record is safe, and most likely won’t be beaten anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , See it to Believe it Related Articles 20 WEEKS AGO It’s 30 years since France scored that epic… 21 WEEKS AGO Amazing acrobatic skills set up early try… 21 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Public contract wins by social enterprises at lowest level for two years

first_img  220 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 The number of social enterprises winning public sector contracts has fallen to its lowest level for two years, according to analysis by Tussell for Social Enterprise UK.According to official procurement notices analysed by Tussell, Q2 2018 saw 41 Community Interest Companies (CICs) win contracts compared with 57 in the previous quarter – a fall of 28%. This is the lowest level since Q2 2016 when 32 CICs won public sector contracts. In addition, one health and social care contract accounted for 90% of the total value of all contracts won by CICs in Q2.The proportion of contracts won by social enterprises was also lower than the previous quarter with only 0.3% of all public procurement contracts are won by CICs. Contracts deemed suitable for social enterprises and charities were also not being won by them on a large scale with 11% of contracts deemed suitable for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations won by them, down from 12% in the previous quarter.Only 10% of contracts won by CICs come from central government. Local government however is responsible for 60% of all the contracts won by CICs, repeating the pattern from the previous quarter.While only 20% of social enterprises are registered CICs, according to Social Enterprise UK, this report is indicative of the challenges reported by social enterprises across the country. It cites lack of knowledge of social enterprises by procurement teams, risk aversion and the poor use of social value procedures as factors frustrating social enterprises that want to deliver public services.Separate analysis from Tussell shows that the proportion of public sector contract award value going directly to SMEs was only 13% in Q2 2018. This metric has been broadly flat since 2015 and, it says, suggests that the government is not currently on track to hit its target of spending £1 in every £3 of its procurement budget with SMEs by the end of 2022.This is this second piece of research by Tussell on behalf of Social Enterprise UK, which will be published every quarter to monitor inclusion of CICs in the government’s supply chain.Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK said:“We are pleased that the government has recognised the important contribution that social enterprises can play in improving the quality and diversity of public service markets. But as this data shows, we have a long way to go if we want to see social enterprises as a major force.”“More needs to be done by the government to signal to procurement teams that social enterprises should be taken seriously when they are bidding for contracts. This will also influence major suppliers and encourage them to do more to work with social enterprises.”“At a time when the public is concerned about the involvement of businesses in public service markets following the collapse of Carillion, the government has an opportunity to ease these concerns through working with social enterprises. We will work with government over the coming months to see what more can be done.”Gus Tugendhat, Founder of Tussell added: Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17  219 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 3 January 2019 | News Public contract wins by social enterprises at lowest level for two years “Only 1 in 10 contracts published in the first half of 2018 were flagged as suitable for VCSEs in Contracts Finder. Of those contracts with the VCSE flag, only 11% were actually won by a VCSE. This tells us that there is plenty of room for improvement. The first step to addressing this challenge is having consistent data to measure it. This is why we are pleased to work with SEUK to bring more visibility to the topic of VCSE inclusion in public procurement.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

U.S. support for Ukraine fascists exposed

first_imgThe Azov BattalionRepresentative John Conyers of Michigan, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and a longtime member of the Congressional Black Caucus, has introduced amendments to the 2015 Defense Appropriations Act to block the training of Ukraine’s fascist Azov Battalion and prevent the transfer of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, known by the acronym MANPADS, to Ukraine and Iraq.The amendments passed the House of Representatives on June 11.“I am grateful that the House unanimously passed my amendments last night to ensure that our military does not train members of the repulsive neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, along with my measures to keep the dangerous and easily trafficked MANPADS out of unstable regions,” ­Conyers said in a statement on his website.The Ukrainian government immediately denounced Conyers. Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to Kiev’s Interior Minister, urged U.S. intelligence agencies to “pay attention” to him. (Russia Insider, June 12)In a tragic irony, on the same day ­Conyers’ amendments passed the House, a bloody attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov confirmed the role of fascists in the misnamed “new, democratic” Ukraine championed by Washington officials.On the night of June 11, a group of masked neo-Nazis stormed a group of foreign students outside their dormitory. Five Arab and four Nepali students, as well as two Russian speakers who came to their defense, were brutally attacked. The ­students were hospitalized, some with serious stab wounds and head injuries. (Internovosti. net, June 12, and email report from ­Donetsk People’s Republic Communists)Local media reported that the attackers were followers of Andrei Biletsky, a notorious white supremacist from Kharkov who was jailed under the previous Ukrainian government for acts of fascist violence. Biletsky was freed during the U.S.-backed coup in 2014 and is now a leader of the Azov Battalion.“Ukraine’s Azov Battalion is a 1,000-man volunteer militia of the Ukrainian National Guard that Foreign Policy Magazine has characterized as ‘openly neo-Nazi’ and ‘fascist,’” notes Rep. Conyers’ website. “Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who oversees Ukraine’s armed militias, announced that Azov troops would be among the first units to be trained by the Pentagon in Operation Fearless Guardian, prompting significant international concern.”In fact, training is already underway, since the deployment of hundreds of U.S. troops to Lvov in western Ukraine in April.Conyers’ amendments are largely symbolic, since the misnamed “defense” bill will have to be reconciled with the Senate version before final passage.Those amendments are likely to face stiff opposition from the Obama White House and Senate Republican leader John McCain, who have worked hand in hand to support the Kiev junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and neo-Nazis and their brutal war against the independent Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.Further, the U.S., International Monetary Fund and NATO are moving full steam ahead with plans to bolster the bankrupt Kiev regime with money, heavy weaponry and troops to threaten the Donbass republics and Ukraine’s eastern neighbor, the Russian Federation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism…

first_img TAGSConferenceeducationJournalismLimerick City and CountyNewsuniveristy of limerick Email Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleNew 33 space car park opened in AdareNext articleLISTEN: Limerick deserve the league and they won it in style Staff Reporter Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsEducationFergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism conferenceBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2019 1023 Facebook Linkedin Fergal Keane, pictured with UL Journalism students at his last visit to the university. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters.FERGAL Keane, BBC Africa Editor, will deliver a keynote lecture at a major journalism conference at University of Limerick on Thursday, April 11 as part of theCelebrating 10 Years of [email protected] Conference.The BBC Africa Editor, who is also the new Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL will give a lecture on ‘Journalism and Democracy under Siege: How Can We Combat the Threat of Fake News and the Rise of Populism’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following the lecture, some of the country’s leading journalists and editors, including RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Irish Independent Editor Fionnán Sheahan, and Irish Times News Editor Mark Hennessy, will hold a panel discussion on the topic.Head of Journalism at the University of Limerick Mary Dundon said that they are delighted to have someone of Fergal Keane’s calibre giving the keynote address at their 10th-anniversary conference.“He is an award-winning journalist who has covered most of the global war zones over the past 28 years and won numerous international awards for his fearless reporting – including an OBE from Queen Elizabeth for his services,“ Ms Dundon said.Mr Keane’s lecture will start at 10.30am on Thursday, April 11 in the GEMSO – 016 lecture hall and it will be followed by the panel discussion with some of the country’s leading journalists and a Q&A session with the audience.In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion profiling UL’s latest journalism and media academic research. The topic: Journalism, Discourse, and Inequality, will be discussed by: Dr Fergal Quinn; Professor Eoin Devereux; Professor Martin Power, Kathryn Hayes and Audrey Galvin.This will be followed by another panel discussion featuring some of the most success UL journalism graduates including Hilary McGann, CNN; Cillian Sherlock, RTE; Denise Calnan, Irish Independent and Andrew Roberts, The Journal.last_img read more

DAR recognizes ‘good citizens’

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Friday, February 12, 2016 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Mae Beth Gibson, chapter citizenship chair, said all four nominees are outstanding examples of good citizenship and all have excelled academically as well.Each nominee submitted an essay that focused on the rights and freedoms that Americans enjoy and which freedom was most important to them as individuals.Strother was unable to attend the meeting. Susan Carr, PLAS counselor, read Strother’s essay. The Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR recognized the Good Citizen nominees from the four high schools in the county at its Wednesday meeting. Pictured from left, Serenity Taylor, Goshen High School; Laken Maulden, Pike County High School; Hillary Barron, Charles Henderson High School; and Mae Beth Gibson, Oliver Wiley Chapter Citizenship chair. Not picture, Elaina Strother, Pike Liberal Arts School.Pike Liberal Arts School senior Elaina Strother was named the Good Citizen of the Year for the Oliver Wiley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the chapter’s February meeting Wednesday.Each high school in the county was invited to nominate a member of the senior class who displays the qualities of a good citizen – dependability, service, patriotism and leadership.Joining Strother for the honor were Serenity Taylor, Goshen High School; Laken Maulden, Pike County High School; and Hillary Barron, Charles Henderson High School. DAR recognizes ‘good citizens’ You Might Like Mardi Gras Gala attracts capacity crowd The 2016 Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser for the Colley Senior Complex on Saturday night was deemed a great success with… read more Email the author Book Nook to reopen Skip “For Elaina, freedom of religion is the most important,” Carr said.In reading Strother’s essay, Carr said that she highlighted the strong Christian values that are evident in the Constitution. She pointed out that both the Declaration of Independence and the United State Constitution reference God and the Bible.Strother stated that America has changed since prayer was taken out of the schools. She expressed appreciation that she attends a school where students can read the Bible and openly pray. She expressed a desire to set a good example for others to follow and to give back to her community.At PLAS, Strother is a member of the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Students and is a varsity cheerleader. She has volunteered with the Special Olympics and Relay for Life and was a South Alabama Electric Co-op delegate to a young conference in Washington D.C. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day PCHS Good Citizen Laken Maulden is member of the National Honor Society. She is president of the Future Business Leaders of America, a member of the varsity volleyball team and a varsity cheerleader. She helps prepare Wednesday night suppers at her church. Maulden plans to attend Springhill College in Mobile and earn a degree in elementary education.CHHS Good Citizen Hillary Barron is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a volunteer cheer coach at the Troy Recreation Department and also volunteers at Troy Regional Medical Center. She is a member of Collegedale Church of Christ. Barron plans to attend Troy University and pursue a degree is psychology.GHS Good Citizen Serenity Taylor is also an honor student. In addition to her studies, she works at Pike Land and Timber Company as an office manager assistant. Taylor is also active with the Goshen rodeo team and a member of the amateur rodeo association.She plans to attend Troy University and pursue a degree in information systems.Gibson congratulated the 2016 DAR Good Citizens and wished them success in whatever career choices they make. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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. 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