Premier League’s CEO jinx continues; third candidate quits before joining

first_imgFootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Day 3 Lunch – Jamieson & Co put New Zealand on top; IND 211/7; Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndo“Following media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has today accepted David’s resignation and he will no longer be joining as Chief Executive,” read the Premier League statement. “Richard Masters will continue as Interim Chief Executive. No further comment will be made at this stage.”Read: Premier League, ECB tie up for cause of school childrenAppointment of Pemsel, a Guardian Media Group executive, was confirmed by the Premier League only last month. Pemsel’s name was recommended by head-hunters Russell Reynolds Associates.It’s been a little over two years that the Premier League has not been able to hire a replacement for Scudamore, who had quit the office in November 2018.Pemsel is the third successive shortlisted candidate to not to take up the assignment. Earlier, broadcasting veteran Susanna Dinnage had changed her mind after accepting the job and decided to continue with the Discovery Media group. Prior to that BBC Studios Tim Davie had declined the offer.Star Sports’ banks on growing Premier League fans base in IndiaThe Premier League will start afresh a hunt for the Scudamore successor. The incoming Chief Executive will have a lot more challenges to face as the media sports rights market in the UK is on a downslide and it will be near-impossible to reach the bar Scudamore has raised really high.Read More: Fans to spend £1.3 bn on Premier League this season: Report TAGSDavid PemselGuardian Media GroupPremier LeagueRichard ScudamoreSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs –… Cricket Cricket Football Bengaluru Facebook Twitter Premier League’s CEO jinx continues; third candidate quits before joining Cricket Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI mulls providing financial support to Tokyo-bound athletes; decision in Apex Council meeting today ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Euro 2020: ‘I’ve full confidence on Benzema,’ says France coach Didier Deschamps after Hungary draw Previous articleWe will win 4 Olympic medals at Tokyo 2020 in Wrestling: WFI PresidentNext articlePaes betters Davis Cup record, India secure tie against Pakistan Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Formula 1 By Kunal Dhyani – November 30, 2019 Premier League will have to relaunch the hunt for the successor of former chief executive Richard Scudamore. The incoming CEO David Pemsel has resigned even before joining the office following issues about his personal life were widely reported in media.Pemsel had put in his papers two months before taking up the job. The resignation has been accepted. Premier League in a statement has confirmed that Pemsel’s resignation has been accepted and Richard Masters will continue to be the interim chief executive. Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swinglast_img read more

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Football Business : FC Barcelona launches its own e-commerce platform

first_img Previous articleSouth African first-class cricketer Nqweni tests positive for novel coronavirusNext articlePremier League: No green light to ‘Project Restart’ of Premier League Football Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingBarça fans will therefore get to feel closer to the club, by being able to have Barça products sent to their homes, no matter where they are physically. In addition to official football and other sports kits, they will also be able to order clothing collections and exclusive accessories, including the ‘Gallina de piel’ collection in homage to Johan Cruyff that until now could only be purchased in person at the Camp Nou Barça Store. There are also plenty of options for children and women, as well as limited and exclusive editions that were previously available in the official Barça Stores.Also Read: Football Business : England footballer Raheem Sterling offered $124M deal by PumaCustomers will also be able to personalize their shirts with lettering in Barça’s own font, FC Barcelona Play, as worn on the backs of all professional sports players, including the football team in friendly, Copa del Rey and Champions League matches, and a special edition of the Champions League shirt that is only available at points of sale managed by the club.A new step in the digital transformation of the club and its plans to gain control over retailThe launch of the e-commerce section of the Barça Store at the Camp Nou is part of the club’s strategy since 2018 of regaining control over its merchandising and retail rights, previously in the hands of FCB–Merchandising, a company 100% owned by Nike. Since then, FC Barcelona has directly taken over the management and operation of the business, creating the company Barça Licensing & Merchandising (BLM), with the aim of being able to directly control the more than 7,000 internationally licensed official products and thus consolidate its global expansion.The strategy includes, in addition to this online launch, the creation of a network of official points of sale managed entirely by FC Barcelona, currently at six establishments: the stores at the Camp Nou, Canaletes, Passeig de Gràcia, La Roca Village, Terminal 2 at Barcelona Airport that opened just over a year ago, and another in Terminal 1 to which Barça was recently awarded the rights for the next five years.The new online sales channel is also one of the key elements of Barça’s new integrated ecosystem of digital products and services, launched as part of its commitment to a paradigm shift in its digital strategy. A new strategy with a Fan-Centric approach, with which the club is hoping to get even closer to all of its fans around the world, in consideration of how although Barça currently has some 350 million fans on social networks, only 4 million a year get the chance to visit the Camp Nou, the Barça Experience and the Museum or Barça Stores. The vast majority will never visit the city of Barcelona at all.Statement by Oriol Tomàs, Vice President of the FC Barcelona Commercial Area“The launch of the new official e-commerce channel at the Barça Store Camp Nou is a very important milestone for FC Barcelona, as it means a new step forward towards its goal of expanding and internationalizing its retail business, which already involves its own network of six physical points of sale.Barça created BLM with the aim of managing its retail business, and from there it was possible to start working on plans for an online sales channel that is now becoming a reality. Having a new direct sales channel is a key factor for Barça, for as many fans as possible can now purchase these products, creating a new source of revenue and hence greater profitability, which will help Barça to carry on being a benchmark in an increasingly more competitive environment”.Statement by Dídac Lee, director responsible for the FC Barcelona Digital Area“The launch of the e-commerce service at Barça Store Camp Nou is one of the essential pieces in the new ecosystem of digital services and projects that FC Barcelona is developing within its digital strategy. It is one of the cornerstones of this unique ecosystem that we are sure will be an increasingly more important part of the Club and is one of a series of projects that Barça is working on, and that we are sure are here to stay for the coming years, and will be developed and adapted to different future contexts.This new platform also helps the club get closer to its fans no matter where they are physically, as they will now have access to a broad catalogue of 100% Barça products. This direct sales channel is also a new form of contact with our fans that will help us get to know them better and understand their tastes and preferences”. By Kunal Dhyani – May 8, 2020 Football Business : FC Barcelona launches its own e-commerce platform Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Latest Sports News TAGSBarça StoreFC BarcelonaFC Barcelona e-commerce platformFootball Businessfootball news SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter FootballSports BusinessFootball BusinessLatest Sports NewsNewsSport WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Bad lights stop play, India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket Football Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Ward produces solid save to keep 10-man Wales in the game; Follow Live Updates Football Cricket FC Barcelona has taken a new step forward in its commercial and digital strategy with the launch of the Barça Store at the Camp Nou’s own official e-commerce channel that fans will be able to use to purchase different branded products and 100% exclusive collections that are only available at points of sale managed directly by the club. This launch is part of the club’s commitment to expanding its retail business.In the first phase, the new online store will be open from today, May 7, for sales throughout Spain. The plan is to gradually expand to the different countries of the European Economic Area, as well as the United Kingdom and Switzerland, in the coming months. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Facebook Twitter Copa America 2021 Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crorelast_img read more

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Dangers of Rugby’s Crocodile Roll – by a player whose career was curtailed by one

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s more than three years since @benjaminryan wrote this on injuries at the breakdown – and after Jack Willis’s horrible injury it’s just as relevant https://t.co/9DjyrTJrMp— Rugby World (@Rugbyworldmag) February 13, 2021Dussartre’s own experience had completely changed the way he watches rugby. “Every ruck, even though people wouldn’t be getting injured, you’re expecting the worse. That is something which follows me now. You’re fearful when you see someone getting twisted into an uncomfortable position.”He is adamant that rucks need to be reformed, that they are fundamentally broken. “The rucks now are a mess. If you want to find a penalty at every ruck, I think you can.“There is obviously a lot of development around concussion, which is a real concern, but if you’re really concerned about player welfare you need to pay attention to the rucks.”Referees face a difficult task with the speed and complexity of the breakdown, but for Dussartre there are some possible solutions, and his first idea is a simple one. “At some point you have to reward a good jackler. If they are first, in a good position, and have the ball, then maybe defenders have to be there more quickly. That’s all.”Jack Willis is taken off on a stretcher during the Italy game (Getty Images)There is a paradox to being an effective jackler, that the more closely you follow the laws, the more vulnerable you are. Dussartre was injured while executing a legal attempt at a turnover, entering through the gate, supporting his own bodyweight, and showing a clear release. He believes that to avoid injuries, referees must better enforce the existing rules.“There are so many grey areas specifically in rucks, (but) maybe it’s also being more careful about players coming in from the side. You can’t croc roll a player otherwise. I would say the easiest way for referees to deal with it is to ensure people are not entering from the side.”Dangers of Rugby’s Crocodile Roll – The punishmentIt shouldn’t just be referees who assume responsibility for player safety, Dussartre believes fellow professionals should look out for each other. This February has seen a string of red cards, with two in the opening rounds of the Six Nations and five in a single Premiership weekend.“Players need to be more aware of how dangerous it can be, that’s my perspective,” says Dussartre. Sebastian Negri seemed suitably apologetic about his involvement in Willis’s injury, going over to the medical cart to see the Wasps flanker and tweeting the next morning. Etienne Dussartre tells Jacob Whitehead why he believes players should be red-carded for croc rolls Etienne Dussartre takes on Munster during his Racing 92 days in 2017 (Inpho) “I was defending, trying to get the ball, and two players came in from the side. One grabbed my head, the other my upper body, as well as trapping my leg. I was completely stuck, I couldn’t do anything.“It was tough because I knew an injury was going to happen, and I tried to resist a little bit, but my knee basically collapsed. The physio and the doctor came, and they knew it was over for me.”The prognosis for his swollen and buckled knee wasn’t good. Three of his four knee ligaments – the ACL, MCL, and PCL – were completely torn. He had surgery five days later.Dangers of Rugby’s Crocodile Roll – The controversyWhy are we talking about this now? The serious knee injury England back-row Jack Willis suffered against Italy in the second weekend of the Six Nations has ignited a debate about the crocodile roll’s legality.Jean de Villiers, James Horwill and Paul O’Connell have all suffered injuries in similar incidents while former England and Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan has been calling for the technique to be banned for years.center_img A quick message to Jack Willis. So sorry about what happened yesterday. Just Horrible and never nice to see. Myself and all the @Federugby boys are wishing you all the bestI hope to see you back on the field again soon. Take care and we all know you will be back stronger Seb pic.twitter.com/wCYisXxllp— Sebastian Negri (@slnegri04) February 14, 2021There’s an extent to which every party involved in rugby must bear some responsibility for the crocodile roll, the players and referees on the field, but also the coaches off it. In a game of split-second decisions, with masses of over 100kg being thrown about the field, players do what they’ve been trained to do.“When I was younger and playing in the (Racing) academy we had a wrestling coach. This is something they did quite a lot, integrating wrestling skills into rugby, and the croc roll was one of these techniques.“I remember every time we did this that people were worried because we knew someone might hurt their back, or get their elbow injured, it would be painful after the session.” Dangers of Rugby’s Crocodile Roll – The incident“When I look back at the video it seems like it’s a really quick incident, but in my mind it lasts for much longer.”It was in the opening minutes of a Top 14 relegation battle that a crocodile roll caused Etienne Dussartre’s knee to explode. His Grenoble side were embroiled in a desperate scrap for survival and this visit to bottom-placed Perpignan in March 2019 was their chance to haul themselves out of danger.For Dussartre, who was 26 at the time, there was also a degree of personal pressure. “I had already signed a contract for a ProD2 team next year,” he explains. “I was still wondering whether if I played well, maybe I could find another deal, maybe even stay at Grenoble if we stayed in the first division.”His career to that point had been a constant battle to establish himself in the Top 14. A ball-handling centre, Dussartre came through the academy at Racing 92 in the same cohort as Virimi Vakatawa and Camille Chat, learning his trade in the first team alongside the galacticos of Dan Carter, Johnny Sexton and Joe Rokocoko.Opportunities were understandably limited and a move to Grenoble followed, with Dussartre playing a key part in their promotion to the French top flight in his debut season there. It was his side’s first year back in the big league and he’d finally had a run of starting opportunities in the No 13 jersey.Perpignan’s small stadium was a bear-pit that evening, the stands emblazoned with raucous voices in red and gold. The home side were hanging onto a 10-7 lead with 15 minutes gone when Dussartre spotted an opportunity for a steal in the Perpignan half. “If we apply the law as it is, I’m sure the game can be refereed that way any more.””Players really do need to change their behaviour.”After a weekend full of red cards, @Nigelrefowens explains why things can’t continue as they have been.#RugbyTonight pic.twitter.com/eengFOlxbl— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) February 21, 2021Behaviours are manifestations of habit, and if players are to stop performing dangerous crocodile rolls, Dussartre believes they need to be punished. Discipline should be stern.“For me it’s a red card. If you want to educate players so that they understand, then the red card is the most efficient way. You should in addition ban players for a few weeks, or if the referee doesn’t see it they should be cited afterwards.“My injury, maybe if you took the two players separately, then I wouldn’t have been injured. But bad luck shouldn’t play a part in such significant injuries. It shouldn’t be outcome driven. You need to make sure that there is a rule for players to follow.”Dangers of Rugby’s Crocodile Roll – The aftermathDussartre is still living with the consequences of his injury. He couldn’t sleep for the first month and that summer had to uproot his life to fulfil his contract at ProD2 side Angoulême.After ten months of difficult recovery, including two different spells at the rehabilitation centre CERS Capbreton, he returned to rugby. Yet he was stepping onto the field not knowing if he should really be on it.A week before, his surgeon had revealed that the graft to repair the ACL hadn’t been entirely successful, and that another surgery may need to follow.“He told me that I could still play, but if I kept training at the same frequency and intensity, what I needed to do to play professionally, in three or four years I’d have a very bad knee, with a lot of arthritis.“It was full of emotion. I was really happy to play, but I felt weird because the doctor told me it was my choice, and I was not entirely comfortable with that.“My first game was not that good, I was hesitating during the match because I didn’t really have the agreement of the surgeons. I could see that my level was not the same, that I was different, and wasn’t enjoying it as much. Now I knew what it was like to get seriously injured; what I was putting on the line.”Etienne Dussartre in action for France U20 in 2013 (AFP/Getty Images)After three or four more games, and with the season then suspended due to coronavirus, Dussartre decided to stop. “Rugby was not everything for me. I’ve always been careful and kept studying, so when Covid came I had some introspection about my situation, where I wanted to go and where I was. I applied to the Cambridge Judge Business School and got admitted, which was a great achievement for me.”There is one rugby itch left to scratch. “If I could play in the Varsity Match I would be more than happy. That would be great. I can still play, but training every day, that’s not an option for me with my knee. Rugby is special and I’m really grateful for my career, even though it wasn’t the most successful.”So what next for the crocodile roll? Dussartre has offered numerous suggestions for a way forward and, if governing bodies listen, it shouldn’t be a debate that needs to arise again, when another knee is in tatters and another promising career threatened. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

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Episcopales se congregan para un Día de Lamentación en medio…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Por David Paulsen y Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 16, 2018 Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Gun Violence March 2018 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopales se congregan para un Día de Lamentación en medio de llamadas a tomar medidas contra la violencia armada Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Washington, DC Estudiantes de la escuela de la iglesia de La Gracia participan en una manifestación frente a esa escuela de Nueva York el 14 de marzo, como parte de un día nacional de actividades dirigidas por estudiantes en que llaman a tomar medidas contra la violencia armada. Las flores son en memoria de un asistente escolar muerto a tiros cerca de la escuela el año pasado. Foto de Art Chang/NYC.[Episcopal News Service] Un grupo de episcopales se congregó en Springfield, Massachusetts, frente a las oficinas centrales de Smith & Wesson Corp. para manifestarse detrás de pancartas de protesta en que pedían que los fabricantes de armas “dejaran de vender fusiles de asalto”. Episcopales en Trento, Nueva Jersey, participaron en un “Día de Lamentación” de 12 horas por la violencia armada, y estudiantes de las escuelas episcopales desde Nueva York hasta la Florida salieron de clases para tomar parte en un llamado nacional a la acción.Manifestaciones lideradas por estudiantes en todo el país y las docenas de eventos separados en catedrales e iglesias episcopales coincidieron el 14 de marzo para conmemorar un mes de la masacre en la escuela secundaria de Parkland, Florida. Aunque organizados independientemente, la variedad de eventos —que los jóvenes organizadores anunciaron como un Día de Paro Nacional— sirvió para resaltar el común empeño para que se tomen medidas políticas que aborden lo que parece un persistente brote de masacres con armas de fuego en EE.UU.“Esta es la única nación desarrollada del mundo que tiene un problema de muertes por armas de fuego en la medida en que nosotros lo tenemos”, dijo el obispo de Nueva Jersey Chip Stokes  en su sermón de la eucaristía que se celebró en la catedral episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity] en Trenton. “Aquellos de nosotros que nos oponemos, debemos enfrentarnos al problema y denunciarlo en el nombre del Señor”.Episcopales participan con un grupo interreligioso de manifestantes frente a las instalaciones de la Smith & Wesson en Springfield, Massachusetts, el 14 de marzo. Foto de Victoria Ix/Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental.Tales llamados han ido aumentando desde que 17 estudiantes y educadores fueron muertos a tiros el 14 de febrero en la escuela secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Un antiguo alumno de la escuela de 19 años ha sido acusado de la masacre.La serie de eventos episcopales el 14 de marzo, coordinados por Obispos Unidos Contra la Violencia Armada, incluyó oficios, oraciones, dobles de campanas y, en algunos casos, formas más directas de promoción social.Un centenar o más de manifestantes, dirigidos por jóvenes y líderes interreligiosos, entre ellos los obispos de las diócesis de Massachusetts y Massachusetts Occidental, estuvieron durante una hora frente a las instalaciones de Smith & Wesson en Springfield con pancartas de protesta, una de las cuales decía “Protejan a los niños, no a las armas”.Smith & Wesson fabricó los fusiles que se usaron en las masacres de Parkland, en Aurora, Colorado y en San Bernardino, California.Al final de la hora, los líderes estudiantiles entregaron tres demandas a los guardias en el centro de visitantes de Smith & Wesson. Esperan tener una reunión con líderes de la compañía en el transcurso de los próximos 30 días. Ellos le piden al fabricante que deje de vender armas de uso militar a la población civil y que creen un fondo de compensación comunitario para ayudar a cubrir los costos relacionados con la violencia armada.Tales eventos compartieron la publicidad con la salida general de las aulas y las manifestaciones encabezadas por estudiantes contra la violencia armada. En la escuela afincada en la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia [Grace] en Nueva York, los estudiantes de 4º. a 12º. grados se unieron de manos alrededor de la escuela, y pusieron flores en memoria de un asistente escolar que fue muerto a tiros cerca de ese plantel el 1 de noviembre del año pasado.Estudiantes en la Academia Episcopal de la Santa Trinidad [Holy Trinity], en Melbourne, Florida se reunieron por la mañana junto al asta de bandera de la escuela para orar por las víctimas de la violencia armada y firmar una pancarta de apoyo para la escuela secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas.Una manifestación estudiantil también tuvo lugar en la escuela Palmer Trinity de Miami, Florida.Los eventos en catedrales e iglesias episcopales fueron desde reuniones de reflexión silentes a actividades de todo el día en que resaltaba el llamado a tomar medidas. He aquí algunos ejemplos:Doble de campanas: La iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s] en Grinnell, Iowa; la iglesia de La Gracia [Grace] en Sheldon, Vermont y la catedral episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity] en Portland, Oregón, estuvieron entre las iglesias cuyas campanas doblaron 17 veces, un doble por cada una de las víctimas de Parkland.Oficios de lamentaciones: Estos oficios, alentados por Obispos Unidos, han tenido lugar en numerosas diócesis a lo largo del día, tanto en catedrales como en congregaciones individuales. Obispos Unidos Contra la Violencia Armada ha publicado información acerca de algunos de estos oficios. Entre los participantes se incluyen la catedral de Santiago Apóstol [St. James] en Chicago; la iglesia catedral de San Pablo [St. Paul] en Des Moines, Iowa; la catedral de San Lucas [St. Luke’s] en Portland, Maine; la catedral de La Trinidad [Trinity] en Sacramento, California; la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ] en Springfield, Massachusetts y la catedral de Todos los Santos [All Saints’] en Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Día de Lamentación: El Día de Oración, Lamentación, Ayuno y Silencio de la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey comenzó a las 6:30 A.M. en la catedral episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity] en Trenton y duró hasta las 6:30 P.M.. El oficio incluyó lectura de los nombres de fallecidos por armas de fuego. La Diócesis de Vermont comenzó a las 9:00 A.M. en la iglesia catedral de San Pablo [St. Paul] en Burlington, con un programa lleno de actividades, entre ellas música y lecturas, así como oraciones públicas que se ofrecían a cada hora en punto.El programa de la Diócesis de Connecticut incluyó eucaristía a las 12:00 meridiano en la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ] en Hartford seguida por un almuerzo donde líderes de la comunidad iban a dirigir diálogos sobre la violencia armada. Estaba programada una vigilia para las 7 P.M.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es jefa de redacción interina de Episcopal News Service. David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Villa Room / Paul de Ruiter Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Pieter Kers+ 7 Share Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePaul de Ruiter ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasRhenen3D ModelingHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on August 14, 2009Cite: “Villa Room / Paul de Ruiter Architects ” 14 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Villa Room / Paul de Ruiter Architects “COPY” Year:  Villa Room / Paul de Ruiter ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Room / Paul de Ruiter Architects Projects CopyHouses•Rhenen, The Netherlands “COPY” ArchDaily 2004 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/31866/villa-room-paul-de-ruiter Clipboard The Netherlands Photographs:  Pieter KersText description provided by the architects. The starting concept of the design of Villa Room was to allow the daily activities of the residents to form the main structure of the building. One of the owners, an artist, wanted a studio, a view of the garden and an exhibition space. Her partner, a man with a passion for energy and technology, wanted a house that could be controlled, in relation to both the indoor climate and the degree of privacy. The result is a villa which, although providing space to sleep, eat, and live, does not have a traditional living room.Save this picture!© Pieter KersRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAPATIOThe villa is arranged around an open space with a roof through which light can enter. The northern light that falls in the centre of the house through the roof and the glass wall of the patio is ideal for the activities in the studio on the ground floor. The ground floor has a primarily ‘public’ function, such as the reception of guests, exhibitions and chamber concerts, and has a large, inviting kitchen/dining space. The living room is more secluded and is located in a relatively small corner, adjacent to the terrace.Save this picture!© Pieter KersCENTRAL OPERATIONThe rooms on the upper floor are all related to the open heart of the building in some way. They are separated to provide maximum privacy, and are oriented on the surroundings or provide a direct view of the open centre. Together with the patio, they form an entity in which living and working merge into one another. On the water meadow side is a room from which the house can be controlled. The conditions outside, the temperature, the wind and the light are measured and the indoor climate is controlled in accordance with these so that the desired climate is obtained while keeping energy consumption to a minimum. To foster energy saving and comfort, solar boilers are integrated into the green roof, PV cells are located on the sloping parts of the open roof and use is made of a nocturnal cooling system. In addition, the villa is fitted with domotic systems such as the electrically operated aluminium sun blinds that keep out sunlight and ensure privacy.Save this picture!© Pieter KersROBUSTUnlike the light interior, the façades have a heavy and robust character: dark bricks with orthogonal mortar patterns, heavy galvanized beams and glass that forms abstract, transparent planes as a result of the concealed frames. The balcony on the southern façade, the loggia with a view of the Cunera tower and the terrace and garden all contribute to make this villa a pleasant place with plenty of privacy, while at the same time the open and closed sections in the façade provide a wide variety of views of the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Pieter KersProject gallerySee allShow lessParrish Art Museum / Herzog & de MeuronArticlesCIP Talks 2009Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/31866/villa-room-paul-de-ruiter Clipboard Area:  491 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

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Mini Millions website aims for £100,000 for Children in Need

first_imgTo date his success has not been as stellar as that of Alex Tew and his site, but he does have some corporate advertisers such as HSS Hire and the Phone Co-op. Nevertheless, it’s clear from his blog just how much work and effort he has put into this initiative.When UK Fundraising covered the original Million Dollar Homepage, we lamented the fact that no charity (or their creative agencies) had come up with the idea. Well, we’re pleased to find someone using and adapting the idea to raise funds for charity.Indeed, Paul Peace isn’t the only one doing so. Of the 500+ websites now trying to copy Alex Tew’s success, several have a charitable angle. For example:www.gridclicks.com says it will donate 50% of all sales to charitywww.pixelsforpoverty.com says it will donate 50% of all sales to charitywww.millionpixels4kids.com says it will donate its income to help disadvantaged Bulgarian childrenwww.onemillionpixels.com will donate “a portion of each pixel sold” to the Red Crosswww.milliondollarhelppage.com is aiming to raise $1,000,000 for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.www.hundredgrandhomepage.com says it will donate 50% of everything earned to Hurricane Katrina victims Volunteer fundraiser Paul Peace is trying to emulate the success of student Alex Tew and his Million Dollar Homepage by creating a pixel advert website to raise £100,000 for BBC Children in Need in 30 days.Peace is encouraging companies and individuals to buy advertising space on his page for up to a year. He has adapted student Alex Tew’s web page idea by dividing his into squares from a chocolate bar, most appropriate for a children’s charity. He has 1000 chunks of chocolate and is selling them for £100, to be donated in its entirety to BBC Children in Need.He has used a number of the elements of the original site that presumably contribute to its success, including the running total and a blog. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Mini Millions website aims for £100,000 for Children in Need Howard Lake | 5 November 2005 | News 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.last_img read more

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Report paints bleak view of Irish philanthropy

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Research / statistics Report paints bleak view of Irish philanthropy 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. Irish people are not as generous as people in the UK or USA, according to a new report by consultants McKinsey Company.“Rising disposable income levels in Ireland have not translated proportionally into rising levels of charitable giving,” the report, Philanthropy in the Republic of Ireland, said.The report found that giving in Ireland tends to be unplanned and donations are small.At the top end, public perception and media coverage is rather sceptical of large-scale philanthropic engagement by wealthy Irish people and philanthropists are under general suspicion of gaining additional tax breaks or other benefits from charitable donations, the report said.In relation to charitable foundations, Ireland is at the bottom of the European league, with only 30 foundations compared to over 8,000 in the UK.Corporate philanthropy is also very low, the report said, especially by large Irish companies.The report suggested collaboration or consolidation of some of the charities would enable the sector to work more effectively and efficiently.The report makes three suggestions to improve the climate for philanthropy in Ireland:* Improve giving culture by highlighting the value that larger philanthropists and corporate giving can make to society* Mobilize resources for philanthropy by fostering the use of regular, planned donation methods both for the mass market and top donors* Expand and strengthen underlying infrastructure with professional advisors engaging clients on philanthropywww.mckinsey.comPhoto: DavidDennisPhotos.com on Flickr.com  35 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 June 2010 | Newslast_img read more

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Detroit retirees fight pension theft

first_imgChicago unionists join Detroit activists to protest the banks.WW photo: Abayomi AzikiweOn Aug.19, the largest turnout yet protested Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings. More than 200 retirees and their supporters protested outside the federal courthouse for hours while motions were being presented inside to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes.American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union—Council 25 called the demonstration and the rank-and-file group, Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee (STOPC), gave it strong support. Retirees — some in wheelchairs or with walkers or canes — represented former bus drivers, clerks, police and water department employees, and other positions.Signs and chants demanded, “Hands off our pensions! Make the banks pay!” and “Stop debt service to the banks that destroyed Detroit!” It was clear to all that the bankruptcy filing was designed to pay off the banks by gutting pensions, city jobs and city services. A giant banner proclaimed, “Cancel Detroit’s debt — the banks owe us!”On Aug. 16, attorney Jerome Goldberg filed an objection — on behalf of David Sole, a STOPC organizer — to the city of Detroit’s motion that would exempt a large part of Detroit’s debt from the bankruptcy judge’s scrutiny. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr had entered into a “Forbearance Agreement” with some large banks on July 15.The objection states: “The Interest Rate Swaps on Pension Obligation Certificates entered into by the City of Detroit with UBS and SBS/Bank of America constitute a drain of hundreds of millions of dollars to the banks from the City’s budget with nothing positive for the City in return. Basically, the Interest Rate Swaps obligate the City of Detroit to pay UBS and Bank of America 6.323% interest on $800 million in bonds, when the actual rate on the bonds is only 0.6056%.”The objection continues: “The banks, who … presented this ‘deal’ as a beneficial one for the City, pocket the difference between the interest paid to them and the actual interest rate on the bonds, as clear profit, amounting to at least $45.1 million a year [states] … Orr’s May 12, 2013 Financial and Operating Report or $160 million since 2009.”Sole admits that no proof exists now of fraud or improper actions, but tells the judge: “It must be noted that recently executives from UBS’s municipal bond division were sentenced to prison terms for their activities in connection with the municipal bond market. A former Bank of America executive was also indicted for participating in a conspiracy to defraud municipal bond investments.“Both [BOA] and UBS have been implicated in the Libor scandal, which potentially affects the amounts the City of Detroit actually should have been paying on the bonds and swaps, as well as the ‘ISDA fix’ which potentially affects the calculations for termination fees associated with the Interest Rate Swaps. … [B]oth [BOA] and UBS, as documented in countless lawsuits and consent judgments with the federal government and state governments including Michigan, were major subprime lenders and participants in the illicit mortgage activity that precipitated a virtual financial collapse in 2008, and that especially implicated cities with large African-American populations like Detroit.”Furthermore, “The financial crisis that precipitated this Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing was [largely] a result of the effects of predatory lending by the banks against the residents of Detroit, which resulted in tens of thousands of foreclosures, … a massive population decline and a precipitous decline in property values.”In a further attempt to expose big banks’ criminality, STOPC retirees asked Michigan’s Sen. Carl Levin to help get the Securities and Exchange Commission to intervene in the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings. Bankruptcy law gives the SEC authority to appear in any bankruptcy. Levin’s U.S. Senate Investigations Subcommittee issued the Levin-Coburn Report on April 13, 2011, which was a scathing attack on banks for their criminal actions.On Aug. 20, the bankruptcy court trustee reviewed 100 retirees’ applications to participate in a court-authorized “Retirees Committee” to represent more than 20,000 retirees in these proceedings. This further eliminates the people of Michigan’s democratic rights. The Emergency Manager was imposed immediately after voters overturned an Emergency Manager law in the November elections. Now a group of retirees, handpicked by the trustee, will be facing the banks and the court, which will pressure them to give up the workers’ hard-won pensions.STOPC has called for the “Retirees Committee” to regularly convene mass Retiree Assemblies to inform them of legal maneuvers and developments and allow them to discuss all proposals and instruct the “Retirees Committee” of their wishes.Detroit’s Moratorium NOW! Coalition’s national call invites all banks’ victims to come to Detroit on Oct. 5 and 6 for an International People’s Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity. An Aug. 14 planning meeting attracted 50 groups and individuals. Organizers say the attack on Detroit — and especially on workers’ pensions — is a test case and that if successful, will spread across the country. (moratorium-mi.org)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Why billionaires (like Trump) love ‘free’ elections

first_imgThere was a time — it seems like ages ago — when we could pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV and be able to see or read about the progressive changes that were sweeping the country.First, there was the Occupy movement, with creative ways, like flash mobs, of standing against war and repression.Simultaneously with this was the movement of immigrant youth, who risked everything to go public with their passionate plea to change the draconian and exclusionary anti-immigrant laws and regulations that have led people, especially those coming from Latin America, into mass ­incarceration instead of a better life.Then came the low-wage workers’ movement, which finally got some attention when Walmart and other giant chains that pay their employees a pittance were confronted with large demonstrations of workers and their supporters.Most recently, it is the Black Lives Matter movement, which coalesced around the anger of Black communities devastated by police murders that have become almost routine. Viewers could even get to see the videos that prove the police lie when they claim “self-defense” after shooting down young Black men. A wave of protests followed, led by Black people and supported by many whites, especially on the campuses.But what are we seeing and reading about now? The Republican debates. An almost nightly show that is disgustingly anti-worker, anti-immigrant, racist, sexist and homophobic to the core.The quadrennial elections have come along just in time to rescue big money from all the progressive movements that have begun moving in an anti-capitalist direction.Billionaires call the shots in these elections. The rich always have, but their buying of the entire electoral process has become even more outrageous since the Supreme Court decision known as “Citizens United,” which allows unlimited funds to be spent on political campaigns, thus virtually ensuring that the super rich will get their way.This is what those who trumpet “the American way” mean when they call for “free elections” in countries the U.S. ruling class doesn’t like. Such elections are “free” all right — free for the highest bidder. The very process by which U.S.-style elections are carried out — with literally billions of dollars worth of publicity for the candidates chosen by the super rich — is designed to counteract any freedom of thought on the part of the masses by bombarding them with the most hateful and reactionary ideas.Trump is by far the most vociferous in this, but the others running in the Republican primaries all add their own poison to the mix. You would think their purpose was to make the Democrats look good by comparison. Which is why it’s important to remember that most of the imperialist wars undertaken by this country have been started under Democratic administrations, which also bailed out the billionaires with trillions of dollars of the people’s money.Workers World Party is running two Black candidates in 2016 — Monica Moorehead for president and Lamont Lilly for vice president — not to embellish but to expose these fraudulent elections. You’ll be reading more about their revolutionary socialist campaign in these pages, which will give militant support to the progressive mass struggles now sidelined by the capitalist media.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Le Monde Diplomatique article bothers Algeria

first_img News August 25, 2017 Le Monde Diplomatique article bothers Algeria Follow the news on Algeria Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out more RSF_en The issue’s absence from newsstands in Algeria has all the hallmarks of an act of censorship. Written by Pierre Daum and entitled “Memory banned in Algeria,” the article looks back at some of the darker episodes of the so-called “black decade.” The monthly’s distributor usually receives a permit every month allowing the latest issue to be sent to retailers. But the relevant authorities have not issued the permit this month and have not explained why. When reached by RSF at the start of the week, Le Monde Diplomatique said: “For the time being, it is not possible to talk about censorship. But it is hard not to think that this unusual delay is linked to the August issue’s content, which includes an article about the Algerian civil war 20 years later. If our distributor does not get the necessary authorization, we will soon make the article available for free on our site.” Le Monde Diplomatique’s website is now providing unrestricted access to the article. “We urge the Algerian authorities to provide an official explanation for why this issue of Le Monde Diplomatique is not yet on sale and to take the necessary steps to ensure that it is distributed normally throughout the country,” RSF said. “A democracy gains strength by respecting the freedom to inform and not by refusing to face its past, no matter how painful.” Article 46 of the 2005 Algerian Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation prohibits mention of the massacres that took place during the civil war of the 1990s. Algeria is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News May 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression News News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the relevant Algerian authorities to explain why they have not authorized sale of the August issue of the Paris-based monthly Le Monde Diplomatique, which has an article about the Algerian civil war of the 1990s. last_img read more

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