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IPL 2020 : Emirate Cricket Board declares, ‘we will deliver best…

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin, R Jadeja start recovery work, take India past 200; IND 201/6 (85.2 ovs); Follow Live Updates TAGSBCCIEmirates CricketIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 in UAE SHARE Cricket Asked about the contentious issue of entry of fans in the stadia, Usmani said: ‘‘We are speaking with the UAE government and also need to assess BCCI’s stance on the subject. Nothing has been officially decided on the issue.’’ECB is now waiting for the BCCI’s team visit to UAE. As reported by InsideSport on Monday, BCCI’s delegation will be leaving for UAE on 22nd August. The Indian board will set up their office in UAE for the next 90 days and will also do the recee of the venues, hotels and meet key authorities of UAE government. Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out Cricket WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – August 12, 2020 Cricket This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title Facebook Twitter IPL 2020 : Emirate Cricket Board declares, ‘we will deliver best possible IPL 2020’ IPL 2020 : BCCI’s top team going to UAE, agenda of the visitThe IPL in UAE starts from 19th September which is now less than 6 away. The BCCI team traveling to UAE will have lot on their plate as far as finalizing the operational plans of IPL 2020 in concerned.– Meeting with Emirates Cricket Board on operational plans– Meeting with the various key ministry officials in UAE– Meeting with the Indian embassy officers in UAE– Setting up BCCI office for IPL 2020 operations in Dubai– Finalization of Schedule for IPL 2020– Visit to IPL 2020 venues in Dubai, AbuDhabi and Sharjah– Taking the stock of Health Safety Protocols– First hand experience of the BIO-BUBBLE for the IPL 2020InsideSport has also learnt that 6-8 member BCCI staff team will operate from Dubai after setting up of the BCCI office locally. And in all likelihood BCCI’s Interim CEO Hemang Amin will lead the IPL 2020 team operations from Dubai. Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know center_img WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Football Previous articleSport Business: Foxtel saving $180 million from sports broadcast rightsNext articleSports Documentary: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 documentary released on Netflix Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Earlier Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan declared on Tuesday: “We feel extremely privileged to host what could be considered the pinnacle event of our favourite sport. The magnitude of being in a position to bring the IPL to the vast cricket-loving global community, during current events which have greatly impacted our daily lives, is one we take with extreme importance. WeIPL 2020 in UAE : Will fans be allowed in the stadium for the IPL 2020 games ? Formula 1 The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has declared that the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in UAE will be delivered without any glitches. The partner board for the BCCI this year on IPL 2020 has already started preparing for the IPL 2020. In an interview to Gulf News, ECB general secretary said that coordination with all government agencies locally have already started. ‘‘We have started coordinating with various government departments as well as the three sports councils (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah) to set the ball rolling,’’ remarked Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary of the ECB. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoSpeaking to Gulf News in an exclusive chat, Usmani said they are in touch with the Health Ministry to implement the protocols that the UAE government may seek to exercise for the teams, BCCI officials, TV crew and media. ‘‘We will try to fast-track the exits of the teams on their arrival at the airport after the PCR tests. Each team will then be taken care of by their respective logistics teams,’’ Usmani said. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ Also Read : https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2020-bccis-top-team-leaving-for-uae-on-22nd-aug-to-finalize-all-operational-plans-for-ipl-2020/ IPL 2020 : BCCI top team going to UAE, franchise & broadcaster representatives likely to accompany the BCCI teamThe top franchise officials and the representative of the broadcaster Star India is also likely to travel on the same dates as the BCCI team to recee the facilities, venues in UAE.Meanwhile as reported on Monday, most of the franchises with their entire squads are also scheduled to move to UAE before the 4th week of Augustlast_img read more

ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) 2016 Presentation

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 presentation For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm)  2016 presentation Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img read more

FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgFTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileFTN Cocoa processors Plc was formerly registered as Fantastic Traders Nigeria Limited, a Limited Liability Company Which was incorporated in 1991. The company commenced cocoa processing business with third party arrangement (Toll Processing) with Stanmark cocoa processing company limited in 1995 for conversion of cocoa beans into cocoa butter and cocoa cake/powder. The company later extended its third party processing activities to Ile-Oluji, Cocoa Cooperative, Cocoa Akure and Cocoa products , Ede Osun State. Within a period of 13 years it had established strong relations with overseas cocoa product buyers all over the world. We went ahead to solidify our relationship with many local users such as Nestle Nigeria Plc and Promasidor Nigeria Limited; makers of Cowbell Milk and Cocoa products. FTN Cocoa Processing Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘If all you have is a gun,…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Lambeth Palace] In his final Thought for the Day this morning on BBC Radio 4, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the recent killings in Connecticut and discounts the argument often put forward that “it’s not guns that kill, it’s people” saying:“People use guns. But in a sense guns use people, too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.”He acknowledges that “control of the arms trade, whether for individuals or for nations, won’t in itself stop the impulse to violence and slaughter” but argues that:“If all you have is a gun, everything looks like a target. If all you have is the child’s openness and willingness to be loved, everything looks like a promise. Control of the weapons trade is a start. But what will really make the difference is dealing with fear and the pressure to release our anxiety and tension at the expense of others. A new heart, a new spirit, as the Bible says; so that peace on earth won’t be an empty hope.”ENDSFull text of the Archbishop’s Thought for the Day is below:A week after the horrific killings of the schoolchildren of Sandy Hook in Connecticut, most of us are still struggling to get our minds around such a nightmare. And how do we say and sing the words of this joyful season while we think of lives cut so brutally short and of the unimaginable loss and trauma suffered by parents?Nearly 6,000 children and teenagers were killed by firearms in the USA in just two years. And we’d better not be complacent about the growing issues of gun and knife crime affecting young people in our own cities here. In the UK, the question is how we push back against gang culture by giving young people the acceptance and respect they deserve, so that they don’t look for it in destructive places. In the US, the question is, of course, about gun laws, one of the most polarising issues in American politics.And there is one thing often said by defenders of the American gun laws that ought to make us think about wider questions. ‘It’s not guns that kill, it’s people.’ Well, yes, in a sense. But it makes a difference to people what weapons are at hand for them to use – and, even more, what happens to people in a climate where fear is rampant and the default response to frightening or unsettling situations or personal tensions is violence or the threat of violence. If all you have is a hammer, it’s sometimes said, everything looks like a nail. If all you have is a gun, everything looks like a target.People use guns. But in a sense guns use people, too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.Perhaps that’s why, in a passage often heard in church around this time of year, the Bible imagines a world where swords are beaten into ploughshares. In the new world which the newborn child of Christmas brings into being, weapons are not left to hang on the wall, suggesting all the time that the right thing to do might after all be to use them. They are decommissioned, knocked out of shape, put to work for something totally different.Control of the arms trade, whether for individuals or for nations, won’t in itself stop the impulse to to violence and slaughter. The good news of Christmas is that the atmosphere of fear and hostility isn’t the natural climate for human beings, and it can be changed.If it’s true that if all you have is a gun, everything looks like a target. If all you have is the child’s openness and willingness to be loved, everything looks like a promise. Control of the weapons trade is a start. But what will really make the difference is dealing with fear and the pressure to release our anxiety and tension at the expense of others. A new heart, a new spirit, as the Bible says; so that peace on earth won’t be an empty hope. Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘If all you have is a gun, everything is a target’ Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Advocacy Peace & Justice, 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Gun Violence Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Dec 23, 2012 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 last_img read more

Dell launches its fifth annual Social Innovation Competition

first_img Howard Lake | 31 January 2011 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding Technology Technology maker Dell has announced its fifth annual Dell Social Innovation Competition, which gives higher education students worldwide, including those in the UK, the chance to “display their innovation and ingenuity to help tackle global social problems”. The company is offering applicants a chance to win a share of more than US$100,000 in prize money to turn their innovation into reality.Last year, more than 1,000 entries from teams in 55 countries representing 350 colleges and universities presented ideas that addressed issues such as environmental sustainability, poverty, health, women’s rights and housing.Trisa Thompson, vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Dell said: “True change comes from the ground up. Many times it’s the small ideas that evolve into revolutionary organisations. Dell was founded on these ideals and we want to build on the entrepreneurial spirit these students possess and equip them with the tools they need to turn their innovative ideas for social good into a reality.”The first prize is $50,000; second, $20,000; and third, $10,000. Each of these cash awards is given to help the contestants turn their ideas into a new business or non-profit organisation. The first, second and third place teams also will receive two Dell laptops each and be granted access to social entrepreneurship networks and events. In addition, entrants are eligible to win a $10,000 Dell Technology Award, the $10,000 Tomberg Prize in Environmental Sustainability or the $10,000 People’s Choice award.All applications must be submitted online by 14 February 2011.www.dellsocialinnovationcompetition.com Dell launches its fifth annual Social Innovation Competition  13 total views,  1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Eight Irish arts organisations receive funding to appoint fundraisers

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eight Irish arts organisations receive funding to appoint fundraisers Howard Lake | 29 October 2012 | News Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, told the Irish Times that there will be further cuts to the Arts Council budget but that arts organisations will not be “punished” for successful fundraising.RAISE will also provide one-to-one professional support to selected arts organisations to help build and resource their capacity for attracting philanthropic investment. The Arts Council will work with 2into3 in partnership with Networking Matters to advise on selection and engage with the nominated arts organisations to build capacity to encourage philanthropic investment.www.artscouncil.ie Tagged with: Funding Ireland Recruitment / peoplecenter_img Eight organisations in the Irish arts sector will receive funding to appoint a fundraiser, following the announcement of support for the initiative by the Irish government.The organisations who will receive funding to appoint fundraisers are the Irish Film Institute, the Royal Hibernian Academy, Na Piobairi Uilleann, the Galway Arts Festival, the Model gallery in Sligo, the National Chamber Choir, the Wexford Festival Opera and the Gate Theatre. They will receive the money to pay for a full-time fundraiser and will be asked to raise €250,000 each year for the next three years.The eight organisations were selected from 68 that applied for the Arts Council pilot scheme RAISE, designed to help develop philanthropy within the arts sector. The scheme is designed to help Irish arts organisations secure more private sector funding, given that it lags behind the achievements of arts organisations in the UK and USA> Advertisement 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.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Crohns and Colitis UK benefits from Facebook holiday photo campaign

first_imgCrohns and Colitis UK benefits from Facebook holiday photo campaign 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. Tagged with: Digital Facebook hashtag Individual giving Make-up artist Bethany Townsend has helped the Crohns and Colitis UK charity achieve international prominence by sharing photos of her sunbathing on holiday with her colostomy bags on view.Inspired by the #nomakeupselfie campaign and the #GetYourBellyOut campaign on Facebook, she decided to show that she wasn’t embarrassed about her condition, and wanted to try to help raise funds for a cure. With support from the charity she posted her holiday photo, using the ‪#‎myCCUKstory‬ hashtag.She explained:Finally after three and a half years, I decided that my colostomy bags shouldn’t control my life. So when I went to Mexico with my husband in December last year I finally showed I wasn’t ashamed. Still hoping for a cure…”‬ Townsend contacted the charity privately via Facebook to suggest posting the image. They posted it the next day on 21 June 2014 on their page. Within four hours it had been viewed by one million people. In the first 24 hours that had risen to over seven million. By 4 July the total had risen to over 12 million views, with over 240,000 likes and 19,000 shares.The story has been covered around the world. [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrJv-O-LVNo[/youtube] Post by Crohn’s and Colitis UK.center_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 July 2014 | News  138 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There is no figure yet available on the level of income raised.  137 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The Arab world and the struggle against austerity

first_imgThousands of Jordanians take to the streets of Amman on May 30, 2018.Jordanians took to the streets for five days, beginning May 30, to protest measures by the government to increase taxes. Demonstrators also demanded access and improvements to city services, the lack of which compounds the high rate of unemployment to which Jordan’s population is subjected.In the largest protests the country has seen since 2011, Jordanians unseated Prime Minister Hani Mulki in a matter of days due to popular discontent with staggering austerity, lack of affordability and poverty.The protests were launched following the announcement of International Monetary Fund measures, which included a new draft, income-based tax law and a sharp tax increase that enraged the widely unemployed and underemployed populace.The IMF put $723 million into the country ostensibly to lower debt and enhance equitable growth. Yet the inflow has only supported the country’s staggering $35 billion debt service. Jordan joined five other Arab countries — Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen — in approving IMF loans in August 2016. These austerity agreements are detrimental to social programs and especially antagonistic to the population’s already suffering from devastation wrought by imperialist warfare, high unemployment and rampant corruption.Like its Arab neighbors, Jordan has become beholden to the debt trap of finance capital, in which capitalism and cronyism by governments and institutions prove accountable to no one other than international banks and bankrollers. These entities buy their way into economic and political dominion over countries and thereby deny their self-determination.Nations continue to be destabilized by the effects of capitalism, as economic austerity helps fuel social and political instability throughout the Arab world. In Lebanon the ratio of debt to gross domestic product, at 148 percent, is the highest in the Middle East and third highest in the world. It’s the legacy of finance inflows that made their way into the pockets of bourgeois party elites. The 1989 Taif Agreement, a post-civil-war decree signed in Saudi Arabia, instituted sectarianism and reinforced the colonial French legacy of divide and conquer. As a result, Lebanon remains without a decent infrastructure, yet is a favorite of the World Bank and European Union for its continuous acceptance of loans for unsuccessful public-private infrastructure ventures.Egypt too is no stranger to austerity. It has its own share of IMF loans triggering austerity squeezes, including slashing food and fuel subsidies amid stagnant pay and high poverty. In Tunisia in January, seven years after mass demonstrations toppled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 1,000 young activists were arrested after a month of protests against austerity and unemployment. And the Ansarullah in impoverished Yemen forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi into exile in 2014 for his compliance in enforcing IMF-style austerity. Such neoliberal policies had continued to rob citizens and extinguish any semblance of civil services from the people.Arab and Muslim governments that don’t neatly comply with international banks are met with hostility. Syria was pressured to adopt neoliberal economic policies over the past few decades — financial policies that failed to assist its large agricultural sector struggling from the aftereffects of a five-year drought. Syria’s refusal to take on IMF loans and its relative independence from foreign debt has made it the target of finance capitalist institutions and U.S.-NATO aggression. Libya’s state-owned bank, nationalization of the economy and plans to implement a pan-African gold standard led to the violent NATO-led toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.Between the lavish Gulf and the impoverished nations in the Levant and North Africa, income inequality dominates the Middle East, representing one of the highest disparities seen in any region in the world. The top 10 percent of the population holds more than 67 percent of the region’s wealth. Wealth inequality across Arab nations replicates the class divides within their respective societies. As Gulf Cooperation Council nations rack up wealth, claiming nearly 50 percent of the region’s income despite having only 15 percent of the Arab world’s population, an ascension of instability and unrest threatens to quell reactionary regimes.The increasingly apparent alliance between the GCC nations, Britain, the U.S. and Israel — the U.S.’s longtime settler colonial outpost in the Middle East — exemplify their steadfast commitment to reinforcing economic and political hegemony. The openly warm relations between the U.S.’s two closest Middle East allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia — which are also Britain’s original neocolonies — and their camaraderie with the U.S. over military aggression and genocide continue to foster austerity among the peoples and lands of Palestine and Yemen, which are kept brutally impoverished and underdeveloped. Worldwide, austerity policies are inextricable from the war economy that is their main perpetrator.In the interests of imperialism, Western-backed monarchs were placed to guard artificially carved-up states, ensuring that the tools of sectarianism and neocolonial governance would safeguard wealth. Today, this status quo is sustained, yet faces an unprecedented threat from the masses who reject its murderous attacks on the sovereignty of working people worldwide. In the U.S., the cost of warmongering is the crumbling of U.S. infrastructure and institutions, even as it has worked to help tear down the infrastructure of countries abroad.It is up to the working people across all hemispheres to resist economic and political forces that consign us all to death and destruction.Kassem is an organizer with U.S. ­Palestinian Community Network-Detroit.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dominant play on both ends of the floor gives TCU the win over Oklahoma, 86-71

first_imgDespite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Linkedin Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleHoroscope: January 23, 2019Next articleNoi’s return opens up Horned Frogs’ offense in fourth-consecutive home win against Texas Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printDakota Vann drives through the lane during TCU’s win over Oklahoma. Photo by Heesoo YangAfter losing four of their first six Big 12 games, TCU women’s basketball made a statement on Tuesday by beating Oklahoma 86-71 in a game in which they never trailed.“[I’m] just proud of our team,” Raegan Pebley said. “If you get too low or too high, you miss an opportunity to get better.”TCU got big performances from center Jordan Moore, forward Amy Okonkwo and guard Lauren Heard, all three of whom contributed to the Horned Frogs shooting 45.5 percent as a team. The trio combined for 59 points, while Moore added 14 rebounds and four blocks on her own.The 86 points scored by TCU were their third-highest total this season.The first half was all Horned Frogs, as they started the game on an 18-8 run, thanks to 4-for-5 shooting from deep as a team.Stout defense and good decision-making carried TCU to a 39-24 halftime lead. They had forced 12 turnovers in the half while committing only six.“We just really, really want to continue to build our identity on the defensive end of the floor,” Pebley said. “Our defense in the non-conference did some awesome things, and we want to carry that over into conference play.”The Horned Frogs would go on to force 21 turnovers (committing only 13), producing 29 points off of those turnovers. Okonkwo was key in this area, as she had three steals and a block in the game.“We talk to each other on defense a lot, and having that communication is what really keeps that fire and keeps us going and keeps us aggressive on defense,” Moore said.Although the Sooners pulled within seven midway through the fourth quarter, the second half was much of the same for the Horned Frogs. Oklahoma had no answer for Moore, as she shot 6-for-9 en route to 17 of her game-high 25 points in the second half alone.While they struggled from the free throw line early in the season, TCU shot 20-for-24 from the line in the contest, helping them put the game away in the closing minutes.The Horned Frogs held Oklahoma’s leading scorer, Taylor Robertson (16.6 points per game) to just five points on the night.“I think we worked really hard off ball,” Pebley said. “I think the assistants that did the scout on this — they did a really good job of prepping us.”The win improves the Horned Frogs to 13-5 on the season and 3-4 in Big 12 play. TCU has now won three-straight games against Oklahoma.The Horned Frogs will look to reach .500 in Big 12 play on Sunday, Jan. 27 when they match up with Kansas. Tipoff at Schollmaier Arena is scheduled for 12 p.m.“We get in the gym and get better,” Moore said about the way TCU is working to overcome a slow Big 12 start. “There’s no room for taking steps back.” Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Twitter Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Dakota Vann drives through the lane during TCU’s win over Oklahoma. Photo by Heesoo Yang Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt ReddIt Linkedin First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall + posts last_img read more

Langham Huntington Hotel Gets Health Security Verification From Forbes Travel Guide

first_img 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, along with its sister hotels in Chicago and New York, are among the first group of hotels in the world to become “Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED” by Forbes Travel Guide, the company announced Wednesday.The designation is meant to reflect that the hotels have adopted expert-validated best practices to keep guests and staff protected from the COVID-19 pandemic.“The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health safety procedures in place,” the Langham Hospitality Group said in a written statement.Company CEO Stefan Leser said the safety of guests and workers was “of the utmost importance to our brand.”“We are very proud to be among the first hotels to be certified by Forbes Travel Guide with the Sharecare VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide badge, which we are sure will help our guests feel even more protected when they choose The Langham for their next trip or staycation,” he added.The verification involves more than 360 standards, ranging from sanitation and ventilation to social distancing and communication with staff and guests, according to the statement.The pandemic has brought the issue of health to the forefront, Travel Guide CEO Filip Boyen said.“By becoming VERIFIED, The Langham Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. have demonstrated their commitment to creating a culture of accountability and following global best practices to heighten health security, certified by a third party,” he said.Langham Huntington Managing Director Paul Leclerc said the hotel was “thrilled” to receive the designation.“Over the past year, the hotel has meticulously implemented rigorous, careful measures to ensure the well-being of our guests and colleagues, and we are proud that these efforts have been officially acknowledged by Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide in obtaining this verification,” he said.“We hope this gives our past, present and future guests even greater confidence in the service we provide, and that they may enjoy their experience to the fullest knowing the hotel is putting their health and safety first,” Leclerc said. “As the heart of the community, we strive to continue to be a trustworthy and welcoming getaway for locals and visitors alike.”A complete list of Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED hotels is available online at forbestravelguide.com/verified. Community News Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Langham Huntington Hotel Gets Health Security Verification From Forbes Travel Guide STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 2:49 pm More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more