Troubled Anglo Irish could be told to quit UK

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More suitors emerge for Eon

first_imgThursday 10 February 2011 9:06 pm Utility giant Eon is thought to have fielded several fresh bids for its UK electricity grid distribution business. US energy supplier PPL, Hong Kong-based CKI and MidAmerican Energy Holdings, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, were among those named yesterday as potential suitors for the business. All three firms already have operations in the UK. Eon, which has taken on JP Morgan Chase and Barclays to advise it during a €15bn (£12.7bn) asset sale over the next three years, was unavailable for comment last night. whatsapp More suitors emerge for Eon KCS-content whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Share Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Residency rules, okay?

first_imgBy Alex LoweWHEN ENGLAND walk out to play South Africa at Twickenham on November 24, each player will be accompanied by a mascot from his formative club.It is a thoughful touch, the latest idea from Stuart Lancaster to remind his squad who they represent each time they pull on an England jersey. It is part of a noble and effective plan to reconnect the national team with their public.Unfortunately, my first question to the Rugby Football Union was: “So, are you paying for Thomas Waldrom to fly a kid over from Lower Hutt, New Zealand?”Maybe I am just too cynical but the idea simply highlighted to me the number of players who had to nominate a junior English club because they do not have one.Waldrom, Mouritz Botha, Brad Barritt and David Paice are clear-cut examples of players who played their formative rugby abroad before qualifying for England…or discovering a grandmother.None of this is black and white. Dylan Hartley, Manu Tuilagi, Alex Corbisiero and Mako Vunipola were all born overseas but all have played junior rugby in England. This is the modern rugby world.England are selecting players who are available to them under the regulations. In fact they always have done: from the Russian Prince Obolensky to the dual international Jamie Salmon; from the Tongan volcano Lesley Vainikolo to the Afrikaner Hendre Fourie.What really concerns me are the countries who are actively exploiting the rules; the likes of Scotland who have an open policy to recruit “project signings” with the aim of qualifying them on residency grounds. Edinburgh’s South African prop WP Nel was the first.“For Scotland to compete in years to come, we have to do this,” said Edinburgh chairman Jim Calder.This is an unacceptable situation which damages the integrity of Test rugby but the International Rugby Board seemed to be entirely unconcerned about it when I asked them.No one will convince me it is good for Test rugby to see two South African cousins – Richardt and Adriaan Strauss – playing against each other in Ireland’s Test against the Springboks. MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 23: Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain lines up at the start of the Men’s Elite Road Race on day eight of the UCI Road World Championships on September 23, 2012 in Maastricht, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Very down to earth, Wiggo, and by the way, get well soon!Follow Alex Lowe on Twitter @AlexMLowecenter_img Granny gate: should Thomas Waldrom be allowed to wear the Red Rose? The England and Wales Cricket Board recently increased their residency qualification period to seven years. The IRB should follow suit with something similar.Unfortunately, they will not because it would require the support of those countries who are benefitting from the current situation. These unions should be focusing on developing the next generation, not hiring them as international mercenaries and opportunists.My proposal? A player is captured for one country when he or she has played at Under-20 level; residency qualification should be increased to at least five years, or maybe even seven; players should be able to qualify for a country through their parents only.****One of the boys: Bradley WigginsAnother of Stuart Lancaster’s motivational techniques has been to invite guest speakers to address the England squad with messages of inspiration and tales of their own heroic sporting deeds.During the Six Nations, it was Gary Neville and Kevin Sinfield. Before the autumn Internationals it was Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France winner and Olympic road race champion.Wiggins connected immediately with the England squad. They liked the fact he enjoyed a few pints when he was not in training and hung on his every word.“He is a very inspiring individual,” said Tom Johnson. “I took away from it how dedicated he was and exactly what it will take for us to get to the next level. He is a very down to earth man.”But we all know how merciless a rugby crowd can be.“Unfortunately, the talk got cut short because he had a helicopter waiting,” Johnson revealed. “He was very embarrassed about that and the boys gave him a lot of gip!”last_img read more

3 Ways basketball fandom is good for your health

first_img Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom If you’re a basketball fan, you know what keeps you coming back for more. As it turns out, the anticipation of the next big game, the joy you feel after a big win, and the community of fellow Magic fans connect you to a greater purpose — and even better health.Here are three ways that dedication to your hometown Orlando Magic is good for your health — in body, mind, and spirit.Being a basketball fan boosts your interpersonal relationships.Your relationships with people, including fellow basketball enthusiasts, support a full life. Fostering your bonds and connections with others is well documented for its health benefits, physiologically, emotionally, and spiritually.As a basketball fan, you are instantly connected to a community of fellow fanatics that share a common interest, goal, and passion for a team, like the Magic. Just wearing a t-shirt that represents your favorite team can spark conversations and high-fives from mere strangers. And from live games to groups of friends in your living room, there’s excitement and hope that you collectively share for celebrating the next triumph.It’s this social connectedness that creates positive experiences in our lives with purpose and meaning. In turn, our bodies benefit from bursts of “happy” hormones called endorphins, a positive outlook, and reduced emotional stress. That’s why Interpersonal Relationships is an important pillar of the Florida Hospital CREATION Health model.Engaging with a basketball team supports a positive outlook.Time and time again, basketball fans are given powerful examples of the human spirit’s strength with the message that anything is possible. From the team that beats the odds to win the final championship with a last-minute shot from center court to the inspiring story behind your favorite basketball star, the theme of rising above challenges to succeed is part of every fan’s reel. While hope surrounds sports, it also fill’s every fan’s life.No basketball fan goes into a game pessimistic about its outcome. There’s always optimism for victory. There’s always a lesson to be learned. And there’s always the commitment to your hometown team, no matter what.And it’s this hope that improves your outlook on life in general.Having a positive outlook in general shapes how we approach the world and our lives. Our outlook affects how we perceive the world, our own self-esteem, and then extends to affect those around us. So, having hope and being positive promotes a healthy mindset and behaviors that support improved wholeness in body, mind, and spirit. In fact, Outlook is another Florida Hospital CREATION Health principle. So, go ahead and feel good about those next tickets you have to cheer on your favorite basketball team.Being a committed basketball fan builds coping skills.An unexpected game loss. A career-ending injury. A devastating trade. A disagreement with an opposing fan. It just comes along with sports. But rising above these challenges is part of brushing off your shoulders and getting back in the game, even as a fan.To do this, however, you have to learn to healthfully manage stress and cope with conflict and disappointment. And this is easier said than done.Every basketball fan has felt the solemn energy in an arena after a big loss. Or a disagreement with a referee on that foul that cost the game. But you’ll also see pats on the back, voices offering empathy and optimism to fellow fans and a community that rallies for a better outcome next time. These activities improve emotional strength and fortitude to overcome obstacles in other areas of life too.So, if you’re a basketball fan, rooting for your favorite team is cheering on your own health as well. Coping skills, combined with supportive interpersonal relationships and a positive outlook, can turn defeat into victory, for basketball teams and every fan’s complete well-being. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The VOICE of HealthWatching the Final Four is healthy?From Florida Hospital Apopka Please enter your comment!center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFinal FourFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe VOICE of Health Previous articleA History of EasterNext articleThe First 100 Days – Part Five: How Mayor Nelson will start his first term Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Orange Co. residents encouraged to take these precautions this holiday season

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Photo by Aurelia Borzin on Unsplash From the Florida Department of Health in Orange CountyAs we approach the holiday season, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) wants residents to take precautions to keep everyone safe. This holiday season, DOH-Orange offers these health and safety recommendations.Protecting yourself from COVID-19 during gatherings and celebrationsAll individuals should wash their hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently.• If someone feels ill during the holiday season, get tested for COVID-19 and avoid going out in public or being around at-risk individuals.• Older adults or persons with certain medical conditions who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or live or work with someone at increased risk of severe illness, should avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in their household.• Consider hosting an outdoor gathering rather than an indoor gathering.• Guests who have traveled from other areas or towns should distance themselves from people who are 65 or older and people of any age who have underlying health issues such as lung or heart disease.• Hosts entertaining at home should make sure frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected before and after gatherings.Flu Vaccination• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine every year. For more information: FluFreeFlorida.com.• People should be vaccinated at least two weeks before traveling because it can take a few weeks for vaccine immunity to develop.• Flu vaccines are offered at health care providers’ offices, clinics, county health departments, pharmacies, schools and college health centers: VaccineFinder.org.Holiday Travel• People who are sick should not travel—even if symptoms are mild, infection can spread to others.• Everyone traveling by car should wear seat belts and adults should check that infant and child car seats are properly installed.• If you are traveling from Florida to another state on a commercial flight, wear a mask and social distance as much as possible. If you feel ill upon return, get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.Food Safety• Handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds (or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol) before and after preparing, serving and eating food is key to food safety.• Frozen turkeys can defrost at a safe temperature using one of these methods: in a leakproof container in the refrigerator; in a leak-proof plastic bag in a sink of cold water(water should be changed every 30 minutes), or in the microwave, following the microwave manufacturer’s instructions. Never defrost meat at room temperature.• Cross contamination of foods causes illness. Separate utensils, cutting boards and plates used for raw meats from other foods.• Food thermometers are the best way to confirm that a food is cooked to a safe temperature.• Hot foods should be kept hot and cold foods cold.• Leftovers should be refrigerated within two hours of eating.Fire Prevention• Fireplaces, space heaters, candles and food cooking on stoves or ovens should not be left unattended.• A clearance of 3 feet kept around heat sources – fireplaces, air vents, space heaters – is safer.• The manufacturers’ instructions for connecting Christmas light strands should be followed.• Christmas trees should be watered daily—dry pine needles are fire hazards.Injury Prevention• Carbon monoxide poisoning is 100% preventable. Generators, grills or other gasoline or charcoal-burning devices should not be used inside the home or garage.• Step stools or ladders that are locked and placed on a level surface should be used when hanging decorations.• Fireworks are safety hazards that can burn people and houses, and terrify pets. The safer choice is to exclude fireworks from celebrations.• Bicycle or skateboarding helmets help prevent the most serious types of head and brain injuries.Healthy Habits for the Holidays• Smaller servings of favorite foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar can be balancedwith healthier options like lean meats, whole grains, vegetables and fruits.• Physical activity helps keep weight in check during the holidays: adults should be active for at least 2½ hours a week, and at least 1 hour a day is ideal for children and teens.The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. TAGSCOVID-19Fire PreventionFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyFluFood SafetyGatheringshealthholidaysInjury PreventionRecommendationssafetytravel Previous article6 Tips for Achieving Glowing Confidence in Your Golden YearsNext articleFlorida Dept. of Health recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month, provides stats and resources Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Unbelievable 99 metre clearance kick touchfinder shocks Georgia

first_imgWednesday Feb 20, 2019 Unbelievable 99 metre clearance kick touchfinder shocks Georgia Georgia hosted Spain in really difficult conditions in Tbilisi at the weekend as part of their Rugby Europe Championship fixture. The cold and windy weather made things really tough for the players, but it did produce a quite unique moment just minutes from time.ADVERTISEMENTThe match was played in 45 mph winds but despite the weather, the home side managed to score four tries for a 24-10 win over Spain, who picked up two tries of their own.Scrum half Facundo Munilla found some luck late in the game with an incredible 99 metre touchfinder, the likes of which have probably never been seen on a rugby field before.There wasn’t much Georgia could do about it, and the field position actually led to Spain’s second try.Elsewhere in Europe, Russia beat Belgium 64-7 while Romania won 38-10 against Germany, and Portugal beat Poland 65-5.At one point, a clearance kick from less than 5m out went dead in goal on the other side of the field. See more examples of the crazy wind in the video below.ADVERTISEMENT credit: ruddydarter/tier 2 rugby Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Trump, antisemitismo y la solidaridad

first_imgA finales de la campaña electoral, cuando Donald Trump enfatizaba sus viles ataques contra personas de color, inmigrantes, musulmanes, mujeres; mientras reforzaba el apoyo entre los peores elementos racistas como el Ku Klux Klan, las milicias blancas y la llamada derecha alternativa, también apelaba abiertamente a las fuerzas antijudías.La consecuencia inmediata de la elección de Trump se vio cuando supremacistas blancos llevaron a cabo cientos de horribles incidentes racistas en todo el país. Estudiantes latinas/os fueron confrontados por condiscípulos blancos gritando “Construyamos la pared, construyamos la pared”. Estudiantes negras/os universitarios recibieron repugnantes mensajes de texto racistas. Musulmanes fueron atacadas/os físicamente.Ahora nada es más urgente que derrotar estos ataques racistas. Todos debemos unirnos en solidaridad con las/os más oprimidos – negras/os, latinas/os y otras personas de color, musulmanes, inmigrantes indocumentadas/os.Lo que la solidaridad significa para las personas blancas, incluyendo a las judías, es seguir el liderazgo de las personas oprimidas, marchando y luchando con ellas. Significa defensa antirracista política y físicamente en las calles, en escuelas y lugares de trabajo y, si necesario, en las carreteras y en las vías del tren para bloquear las deportaciones.Unidad frente a tácticas intolerantesLa masiva presencia de indignación y resistencia contra Trump desde la noche de las elecciones, demuestra que una lucha importante ha comenzado.Liderada por negras/os, latinas/os y otras personas oprimidas, atraerá cada vez más personas a la lucha. La unidad debe ser y será la característica central de estas  luchas.Con los actos antijudíos que también han tenido lugar después de las elecciones, comprender la historia del antisemitismo ayudará a construir esta lucha unitaria. En Filadelfia, las ventanas de unas tiendas de propiedad judía fueron destrozadas y pintaron esvásticas sobre la estrella de David. Estudiantes judías/os en varios colegios informaron que al despertar, encontraron esvásticas pintadas en las puertas de su dormitorio.Trump dio la luz verde para tales actos en los días finales de su campaña, hablando sobre “la conspiración bancaria internacional,” una frase de código antisemita clásica.Su último anuncio televisivo fue un descarado llamado al antisemitismo. Se escuchaba la voz de Trump acusando a un enemigo que “ha despojado a nuestro país de su riqueza”. Las imágenes de pilas de dinero fueron intercaladas con fotos de George Soros, Janet Yellen y Lloyd Blankfein. Cada uno es judío.Soros es un inversionista multimillonario. Yellen es la directora del Sistema de la Reserva Federal. Blankfein es ejecutivo de Goldman Sachs. Son efectivamente enemigos de la clase obrera, pero como figuras burguesas, no porque sean judíos.El anuncio era un mensaje dirigido a los elementos más viles que habían salido a la superficie en la campaña de Trump. Únase alrededor de Trump, decía el anuncio. Él está contigo, contra los negros, los latinos, los musulmanes, y para que quede claro, él también está contigo contra “los judíos”.Luego, días después de la elección, Trump anunció que su presidente de campaña, Steve Bannon, serviría como “estratega jefe” en la Casa Blanca. Bannon tiene una historia documentada de racismo manifiesto, misoginia y antisemitismo, tanto personalmente como en el ultra-reaccionario Breitbart News.Media Matters, que monitorea la desinformación de la derecha en el internet, llama a Bannon “un nacionalista blanco que odia a los judíos”. Se puede esperar que él sirva a Trump en la forma en que Joseph Goebbels, ministro de propaganda en la Alemania nazi, sirvió a Hitler.Datos e historiaLos hechos ayudarán a armar al movimiento con entendimiento para vencer los intentos de división.El pueblo judío no controla el capital bancario y financiero mundial. Los judíos no son ni siquiera cerca de la mayoría de los propietarios, accionistas o altos ejecutivos de la mayoría de los bancos. Sí, hay banqueros judíos, al igual que hay gente judía en muchas otras esferas. Pero no dirigen el juego capitalista.No hay mucha gente judía, punto. En los Estados Unidos, las/os judíos representan entre el 2,5 y el 3 por ciento de la población. La proporción de la gente judía en el mundo es sólo el 0,2 por ciento.Para que tan pocas personas tengan el gran poder que Trump y los antisemitas alegan, las/os judíos tendrían que tener superpotencias. Y no la tienen. La caricatura de un titiritero judío de nariz curvada y despectivo manipulando negocios y gobiernos, es una clásica propaganda antisemita.En realidad, durante gran parte de la historia, la mayoría del pueblo judío estuvo empobrecido, perseguido y oprimido.A finales del siglo XIX y principios de 1900, una serie de horribles pogromos – disturbios asesinos contra las comunidades judías – barrieron el imperio zarista de Rusia, Polonia, Lituania, Ucrania y países vecinos. Patrocinados por esos gobiernos y la clase dominante como parte del esfuerzo por contener el creciente malestar de las masas hambrientas, los pogromos mataron a miles de personas. En las primeras dos décadas del siglo XX, olas de judíos europeos huyeron a los Estados Unidos.Cien años más tarde, en la pequeña población judía en los Estados Unidos, ciertamente hay trabajadoras/es judíos – conductores de autobuses, maestros, enfermeras y vendedores al por menor, trabajadoras/es en fábricas, oficinas y en otros trabajos. Pero otros están cómodamente en la clase media. Algunos forman parte de la clase dominante burguesa.Muchas/os judíos han tomado parte en las luchas por el cambio social. Algunos lo dieron todo, como Andrew Goodman y Michael Schwerner, que fueron asesinados junto a James Chaney por el Klan en Mississippi en 1964 por inscribir a personas negras para votar.Pero entre los judíos de los Estados Unidos también han habido errores, ofensas y han fracasado en la solidaridad.La población judía estadounidense es mayormente blanca y llega a la lucha de las/os trabajadores y oprimidos con todo el racismo, el atraso, la ignorancia, el privilegio y la insensibilidad de los blancos en este país. Adicionalmente y trágicamente para el objetivo de solidaridad, la ideología sionista ha mantenido un dominio por décadas sobre la conciencia de la mayoría de las/os judíos estadounidenses.La buena noticia es que esto finalmente está cambiando, al menos entre la generación más joven. El movimiento de boicot, desinversión y sanciones, y organizaciones relacionadas a la solidaridad con Palestina, está ganando cada vez más jóvenes judías/os. Al romper con el apoyo de sus padres al Estado racista de colonos de Israel, también se vuelven más abiertos a las ideas radicales en general. Comienzan a comprender mejor el significado y la necesidad de la solidaridad con los pueblos oprimidos.Las/os jóvenes judíos que se alejan del sionismo están saliendo a la calle como activistas en solidaridad con las luchas de las personas de color, marchando con el Movimiento Las Vidas Negras Importan contra asesinatos policiales racistas, manifestándose con inmigrantes indocumentadas/os contra incursiones y deportaciones y uniéndose a manifestantes antiapartheid para la liberación de Palestina.Algunas/os lo llevarán más lejos y se unirán a la lucha por derrocar el capitalismo, siguiendo la larga tradición de los revolucionarios judíos que comenzaron con el propio Karl Marx.Unirnos para lucharLa mentira de la campaña de Trump de que los judíos son responsables de los problemas de los trabajadores es una táctica para obstaculizar la unidad entre las/os trabajadores, los pueblos oprimidos y las/os progresistas en un momento en que tal unidad es vital para construir resistencia.Trump mismo es un multimillonario. Él y su clase – compuesta en su mayoría por blancos y anglosajones de la religión protestante, son responsables de la desaparición de puestos de trabajo, la caída de los salarios y de los altos costos de la vivienda, la educación y la atención de la salud.Él y su clase son responsables de que policías asesinos racistas asesinen a personas negras con impunidad. Él y su clase son los responsables de enviar a los militares estadounidenses alrededor del mundo para invadir, ocupar y destruir países.Esta clase capitalista quieren echarle la culpa a otros. Quieren dividir a la oposición. No es de extrañar que utilicen a esa vieja y fiel herramienta – culpar a “los judíos”.El pueblo judío no es ahora un grupo oprimido en los Estados Unidos. No se enfrentan a la discriminación institucionalizada, sistémica o generalizada, la violencia, los sesgos y peores cosas como lo hacen las personas de color.Sin embargo, el antisemitismo existe. Nunca se fue, y ahora debe ser directamente combatido.El movimiento como un todo debe construir la unidad. Es vital tener unidad contra el racismo, el sexismo, la islamofobia, el ataque a las/os  inmigrantes, la opresión de la comunidad LGBTQ y también el antisemitismo.En cuanto a la gente judía en este país, muchos de repente se aterrorizan, temiendo un regreso a los peores días del horror del antisemitismo. Para ellas/os, el camino hacia adelante es la solidaridad con las/os más oprimidos. Defender a las/os musulmanes, tanto política como físicamente. Solidarizarse y marchar y batallar hombro con hombro con el Movimiento Las Vidas Negras Importan. Organizar escuadrones de defensa de inmigrantes.Esa es la manera de luchar y ganar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two Afghan radio stations attacked in the space of a few days

first_img RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan January 3, 2019 Two Afghan radio stations attacked in the space of a few days News The station’s director, Javid Azizi, told RSF that he received a call at 10 a.m. the next morning from an individual identifying himself as a Taliban representative who “claimed responsibility for the attack and threatened to kill all the personnel if our programmes continued.” Based in Norgaram, in Nuristan province, Radio Elina was attacked on the evening of 23 December by armed men who, according to station director Bashir Ahmad Ahamadi, “destroyed part of the equipment, including the transmitter, abducted one of the station’s journalists and took two computers.” They released the journalist a few hours later. News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” In the latest attack, an RPG-2 anti-tank grenade was fired at Nedai Sobh, a radio station based in Ghoryan, in Herat province, on the evening of 26 December. Although fired at close range, it caused no injuries and little damage. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied that the Taliban were responsible but police spokesman Abdelahad Valizadeh confirmed that the attack did take place and said it was being investigated. Azizi said he thought the Taliban were responsible because “they had already threatened our staff on several occasions for broadcasting music and women’s voices.” Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. May 3, 2021 Find out more “This increase in violence against the media is unacceptable amid the ongoing peace efforts,” said Réza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “We urge the Afghan government to investigate these attacks thoroughly in order to identify the perpetrators and instigators as quickly as possible. Impunity encourages the media’s enemies. It is vital that protecting journalists becomes a priority for everyone.” March 11, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Armed conflictsJihadismWomenImpunityPredators News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the armed attacks on two radio stations in Afghanistan that were carried out at the end of last month, one in the western province of Herat on 26 December and one in the eastern province of Nuristan on 23 December. RSF_en Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more The police began an investigation that included visiting the radio station and arresting several suspects but thereafter made little progress. Launched in 2010, the station had not received any threats prior to the attack. to go further Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Armed conflictsJihadismWomenImpunityPredators Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Canada – Journalist facing trespassing charges after coverage of environmental protests in Labrador

first_img Help by sharing this information News Justin Brake, journalist and editor for The Independent, had been covering indigenous lands rights protests against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada for several weeks. On October 21, a group of protesters broke through a gate to the facility and Brake followed them in order to cover the story. He later learned that he was listed on a Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador order demanding all protesters to vacate the Muskrat Falls property and threatening them with arrest for trespassing. Brake was not identified as a journalist in the order. Brake’s lawyer appeared in court on November 1 to argue that the injunction and any possible charges be rescinded because Brake had been covering the protest as a journalist and had a constitutionally protected right to freedom of the press. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 7. “We are concerned that a journalist is being threatened with trespassing and contempt of court for merely doing his job covering an environmental protest of interest to the Canadian people, said Delphine Halgand, Director of RSF’s Washington, DC bureau. It seems these legal proceedings are being used to intimidate journalists and prevent them from covering such events, which is a serious violation of press freedom and access to information in Canada.”In an interview, Brake told a reporter why he decided to follow protesters through the gate: “I didn’t really hesitate, I knew that my duty, my responsibility as a journalist was to tell this story…People are finally coming together, and it’s over this large hydro dam. So I knew that whatever was going to happen inside that gate was a story that the rest of the province and the country had to know.” Brake’s story comes just one month after American journalist Amy Goodman was cleared of trespassing and riot charges for her coverage of Native American protests against the North Dakota Access Pipeline in the United States, showing a trend in both countries of attempting to block journalist coverage of Indigenous-led environmental protests. This new violation of press freedom in Canada is one of many to occur over the past several months in the country. Canada is ranked 18th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 10 places in 2015. News CanadaAmericas Condemning abuses EnvironmentJudicial harassment Follow the news on Canada to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned to learn that a journalist could face trespassing charges for his coverage of environmental protests at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project near Labrador last month. RSF considers this a serious violation of press freedom and calls on the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador to immediately rescind its injunction order against the journalist. Organisation News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News November 9, 2016 Canada – Journalist facing trespassing charges after coverage of environmental protests in Labrador “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” January 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en November 19, 2020 Find out more CanadaAmericas Condemning abuses EnvironmentJudicial harassment Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

FHFA: Four Regulatory Focuses for 2017

first_img  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago FHFA: Four Regulatory Focuses for 2017 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Home Loan Bank Directors’ Conference FHFA FHLBank Funding Mel Watt Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Federal Home Loan Bank Directors’ Conference FHFA FHLBank Funding Mel Watt 2017-05-23 Brianna Gilpin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 23, 2017 1,572 Views Previous: Freddie Funds $28B in Mortgages Next: Foreclosures Hit 10-Year Low, Despite April Uptick Related Articles Melvin Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), spoke about the FHFA and the FHLBanks at the 2017 Federal Home Loan Bank Directors’ Conference Tuesday. He began with positive news about FHLBank performance.“Building on the financial strength of the System in 2015, the FHLBank System had its most profitable year in history last year, with net earnings of $3.4 billion,” Watt said. “This level of profitability benefited from some FHLBanks’ private-label securities litigation settlements, which contributed $952 million of the total.”According to Watt, the FHLBanks’ 2016 net income generated $392 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) funding, which pushed the average contribution for the last five years to over $300 million a year. These numbers, he urged, should make attendees members very comfortable about the strength of the system.Watt mentioned there were a number of regulatory issues related to the four critical and interrelated areas of FHFA’s supervision of the FHLBanks that should be focused on: funding, liquidity, capital, and large member concentrations. A main concern, heavy reliance of FHLBank short-term funding of longer-term assets, can strain the systems capacity to issue short-term debt at attractive spreads. Watt said he raised this concern at last year’s Federal Home Loan Bank Directors’ Conference.“Changes in the rules governing money market funds have been the main driver of an increase in demand for FHLBank short-term debt,” Watt said. “That increase in demand was a significant factor behind the attractive terms the FHLBanks received when financing their short-term debt during 2016.”The second priority Watt mentioned was examining FHFA’s existing FHLBank liquidity requirements in order to determine what standards should be put in place for the future.“The challenge the FHLBanks faced in issuing debt in 2008 to 2009 highlights the importance of setting the right overall liquidity standards,” Watt said. “Although the FHLBanks were able to issue short-term debt at attractive rates during that time, they were not able to issue longer-term debt at attractive rates. Of course, the challenge is always deciding what liquidity standard is prudent for both normal times and times of economic stress.”Third, Watt discussed needing to ensure that the FHLBanks have adequate capital. Watt believes that there is opportunity to take advantage of new data and modeling improvements to allow FHFA to get into compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act’s requirement to remove references to or reliance on ratings from the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations.“The new Rule will not prohibit the FHLBanks from using these ratings as part of their own methods to assess the credit risk of assets,” said Watt. “Again, our obligation is to ensure that the FHLBanks hold sufficient capital to operate safely and soundly through good times and bad.”Lastly, Watt highlighted that the FHFA will be looking at each of FHLBank’s policies and practices regarding large member borrowing in order to ensure that each FHLBank is pricing their advances to large members appropriately. If a large member decreases demand for advances or is unable to repay its advances, Watt wants to make sure the proper contingency plans are in place.“FHFA is continuing to consider ways to address concerns regarding funding, liquidity, capital, and large member concentrations, as well as other issues, to ensure the stability of the FHLBank System,” concluded Watt. “As always, we will carry out this work in a transparent manner, and we look forward to working with you to do so.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA: Four Regulatory Focuses for 2017 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin in Daily Dose, Events, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. 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