IPL 2020: 5 CSK matches only true Chennai Super Kings fans…

first_img WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Previous articleIPL 2020 MI vs CSK MyTeam11 Tips And Prediction: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XI – MI vs CSK LIVE at 7:30 PM IST Saturday September 19 on InsidesportNext articleIPL 2020 : Confusion still prevails in IPL teams over quarantine protocols for Aus-Eng cricketers Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Known as the Yellow army, they are known for their energy and loyalty towards CSK. The claim to the testament is when the CSK fans travelled to Pune in 2018 when matches shifted out of Chennai due to water shortage crisis. However, it will not be possible this year as fans will not be allowed in the stadiums due to pandemic. So, InsideSport brings you 5 matches which only a true fan will remember. Let’s take a ride down memory lane.1) CSK vs KXIP, 2009: Lions’ spin barrage on Kings Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoKnown for its bouncy pitch, Kingsmead is not Chepauk. But when it is Dhoni’s team, even a pace favouring pitch turns into spin-friendly pitch. CSK had scored 116 for 9. Packed with left-handers, KXIP Punjab had one foot on the winning side. So Super Kings to successfully defend the total, they handed the ball to rookie R Ashwin who teamed up with the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan.The Sri Lanka great started making the Kings dance with his off-breaks and doosras, while Ashwin relentlessly attacked the stumps and took the prized wicket of Kumar Sangakkara. From 31 for 1, the Punjab-side collapsed to 92 for 8 at the end of the match. It was the lowest total successfully defended in the history of the IPL.2) CSK vs Victoria, 2010: CSK find silver lining even in the lossChennai lost in the Super Over, however, given the situation in which they were, it was a big achievement. Victoria chasing the total of 163 were, at one point, cruising at 104 for 2. Then came Muralitharan who once again showed why he is regarded as one of the greatest spinners of all times. In the 12th over, he dismissed Mathew Wade and Andrew McDonald off successive balls and brought the IPL team back in the game.But then Mr.Cricket David Hussey took charge of the chase, and it came down to 24 needed off 18 balls, when from nowhere, Raina chipped two wickets in the 18th over and then another two in the 20th.Eventually, the Big Bash team needed one run off the last ball. Bryce McGain wildly slogged and missed an off-break. Dhoni being Dhoni, took advantage of the mix-up between the Victoria batsmen and chucked the ball towards Raina who completed the run-out.In the Super Over, Hussey then cracked Ashwin open with three sixes. CSK banked its hope on Murali Vijay and Raina who fell short with a weak chase.3) CSK vs KKR, 2013: Meet R Ashwin the openerIf there is one thing which standout about CSK is that they do not tinker with their line-up much. So, when they were given a target of 120 by Kolkata Knight Riders, fans expected Murali Vijay to open alongside Mike Hussey. Instead, a tall man with Ashwin written on the back walked out. Although he managed to score 11 of 13 balls, the match provided a rare instance of MS Dhoni’s men going against the grain. Hussey’s 40 runs and Ravindra Jadeja’s quick 36 sealed the victory for the team.4) CSK vs Delhi Daredevils, 2015: Saved by 6-feetChepauk was used to experiencing Albie Morkel’s blitzkrieg of sixes. However, in 2015, he was in DD — now Delhi Capitals — colours and gave the three-times champions with a 55-ball 73 in a chase of 151. Even as wickets kept falling at the other end, Morkel dug deep and took it to 19 needed off the last over bowled by Dwayne Bravo. Morkel edged the first ball past the keeper for a boundary, and mis-hit the next to long-on for a single. The Windies bowler had Imran Tahir holing out the next ball, but Morkel walloped the fourth over midwicket for six. It was followed by two-runs on the fifth ball. Delhi needed six runs with one ball in hand. And it happened. Bravo missed his length and Morkel punished him by sending the ball towards the long-off rope. However, the ball bounced and it was a four. Delhi lost the match by six-feet.5) CSK Vs SRH, 2013: Dhoni ‘Maar Raha Hai’Dhoni ‘Maar Raha Hai’ is a famous dialogue from the Thala’s biography with the same name. But in Ranchi, he actually showed why this dialogue aptly described his batting prowess. It was the Champions League T20 group match, he launched Thisara Perera for five sixes in an over, including one similar of the six over long-on that won India its second world cup in 2011. In all, Captain Cool hit eight sixes and a four in his 63 off 19 balls innings. Motivated by his captain, Raina also dazzled with the bat and hit 84 off 57 balls. Darren Sammy tried to match them in a chase of 203 with his 50 off 25 balls, but Bravo and Mohit Sharma antics helped CSK win by 12-runs.Myteam11- India’s favourite fantasy cricket destination. 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Sam Rodman ordained, consecrated bishop of the Diocese of North…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN July 20, 2017 at 9:34 am Note page 511 of the Book of Common Prayer entitled “Concerning the Ordination of a Bishop” Comments are closed. 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Samuel Rodman, third from left, as bishop of North Carolina, were (L-R) East Carolina Bishop Rob Skirving, North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Anne Hodges-Copple, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan retired Barbara Harris, Western North Carolina Bishop Jose McLaughlin and Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Alan Gates. Photo: Diocese of North Carolina.[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] It was joyful in Durham, North Carolina, on July 15, when the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman was ordained and consecrated as the XII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.Rodman was elected on March 4, marking the culmination of a search that began after former bishop Michael Curry was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention in 2015.Approximately 1,000 people attended and participated the 2 ½-hour service at Duke University Chapel, where Curry returned to North Carolina to celebrate his successor and serve as the chief consecrator. Several bishops served as co-consecrators, including the Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. Rob Skirving, bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina; the Rt. Rev. Jose McLaughlin, bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina; the Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts, retired; and the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of North Carolina. Hodges-Copple served as bishop diocesan pro tempore during the time of diocesan transition.Watch the ordination and consecration.The Drummers of St. Cyprian’s, Oxford, signaled the start of the service at 10:30 a.m., their synchronized rhythm immediately creating an atmosphere of high energy and celebration. The steady beat of their drums provided the backdrop for the early part of the procession, which included liturgical dancer Diana Turner-Forte, an 80-person choir composed of singers from churches across the diocese, service participants, ecumenical and interfaith clergy, and diocesan clergy. The choir joined the tympani and brass instruments in heralding the rest of the procession, including the visiting and co-consecrating bishops.Readings were presented in both English and Spanish, and both Spanish and American Sign Language interpreters provided translation throughout the service.Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris preached, by turns drawing laughter, applause, cheers and murmurs of agreement. She spoke of how in a world of immense challenges, North Carolina is blessed, noting the state has mountains, beaches, forests, NASCAR and the best barbecue in the world. And perhaps the biggest blessing of all is North Carolina’s proven wisdom in the selection of bishops, from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who “reminds us we’re disciples,” to Bishop Hodges-Copple and her “passion for mission and evangelism,” to the Rt. Rev. Gary Gloster, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of North Carolina, retired, whom she called a “wise and faithful witness.”“And now,” said Harris, “you have elected Sam Rodman to lead you and be a companion with you on this continuing journey.” She continued, “He is and will be a servant child of God with you, and who I know lives in and with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He seeks not only to abide in God with hope and faith and love for himself, but to offer that readily to others.”After being presented the gifts of a stole, chasuble, liturgical vestments from the Diocese of Botswana, cope, pectoral cross, ring, mitre, crozier and the Holy Bible, Rodman followed the Peace with his thanks, saying, “Someone asked me this week if I would be a different person after today, and I said, no, I’ll be the same person, just with a bigger hat. But I feel like I have a bigger heart today….and it is that grateful heart that I offer to you, the people of North Carolina.”Rodman spent his first Sunday in his new position visiting St. Mark’s and La Guadalupana, Wilson, where, before leading a bilingual service, he blessed the church’s new soccer fields nearby.The weekend of celebration began July 14 with a clergy luncheon with the presiding bishop and a dinner honoring Rodman.Prior to Rodman’s election, he served as the special projects officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, a tenure that began after 16 years as the rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Milton, Massachusetts. Following the election, Rodman and his wife of 32 years, Deborah, relocated to Raleigh.The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina encompasses the 38 central counties of North Carolina and includes 50,000 congregants, 111 worshiping communities and 10 campus ministries. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Posted Jul 17, 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Karen Rockwell says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Sam Rodman ordained, consecrated bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA July 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm Seriously, ORDAINED? Was he not ordained years ago? One is ordained as a priest, not as bishop. Congratulations upon your election and consecration, Bishop Rodman. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Open day at Charity Connections

Charity recruitment specialists Charity Connections are holding an open on 21 and 22 June in London for people wishing to work for a charity or change jobs within the voluntary sector.Find out more from Charity Connections and read UK Fundraising’s list of other charity recruitment agencies. Open day at Charity Connections Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 June 2000 | News read more

Argos raises over £1 million for Help the Hospices

first_img Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics Twenty two hospices have so far each benefited by over £4,000 through the partnership. Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in Wales has received the biggest donation during the partnership at almost £13,000. To ensure that Argos staff in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) could also help to support their local communities Help the Hospices has, for the first time, teamed up with the Irish Hospice Foundation to work on a joint relationship. To date ‚€50,000 has been raised in the ROI.Argos is also helping support the Hospice Information service which needed a cash injection. The company’s Tick to Give scheme enables customers to tick a box on their selection slip to donate 20p to the service, raising over £158,000 so far – the equivalent of over 790,000 customer ticks.With four months of fundraising support still planned for the charity, Argos is confident it can raise yet more funds for the charity. In stores over the Easter period Argos will be selling Yolky Folk, a children’s egg decoration kit to raise more funds for Help the Hospices.  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Argos raises over £1 million for Help the Hospices 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 March 2007 | News Argos has raised over £1 million in 19 months for Help the Hospices, nearly twice as successful as the company’s previous relationship which raised £600k in the same time frame.Community Affairs Manager, Lorna Liggett, said: “The endless enthusiasm of Argos staff and customers means that we were able to smash our forecasted total for the two-year partnership in just one year and reach the magic million mark.”Help the Hospices corporate fundraiser, Anne Seymour, said: “A key benefit of the Argos relationship is that the money has been banked regularly so many hospices are already benefiting from the money that’s been raised.” Advertisementlast_img read more

90 Days to Success in Fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 November 2008 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Managementcenter_img 90 Days to Success in Fundraising 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

France’s CGT unionists hold congress in Dijon, workers push for struggle

first_imgHerrera is a Marxist economist and researcher at France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), who works at the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne, Paris.  He wrote this article on May 24; Workers World staff translated it. The 52nd Congress of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) was held May 13-17 in Dijon, France. It was held within a particular context. For more than six months, the Yellow Vest movement — despite its complexity and heterogeneity, difficulties and limitations — managed, for the first time in a very long time, to sideline, if not stop, the hated machinery of neoliberal policies.In fact, the last time this happened was in April 2006, when the student and high school demonstrations against the First Employment Contract of Premier Dominique de Villepin’s government, under President Jacques Chirac, caused a French government to give in to pressure from the street.Over a longer period of time — and against the backdrop of a systemic capitalist crisis — this congress also took place within the context of all trade union organizations having lost membership. This decline has particularly affected the CGT. [In French workplaces, workers, grouped by job titles, vote for slates proposed by the different unions to fill work councils]Since the most recent of these “professional” elections, the CGT now ranks second among union federations in the private sector, although it is still first in the public sector. It is behind the social-democratic French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT). This declining support for the CGT proves that neoliberal governments have had some success in attaining their objective of dismantling workers’ rights.The CGT’s ranks have declined in recent years, with nearly 23,000 members lost since 2015. However, despite this erosion, the CGT remains ahead of the CFDT in terms of numbers of members. The CGT has 653,000 members, while the CFDT has around 624,000 members. Remember that in 1975, the CGT had 2.4 million members. In 1945, at the beginning of the post-World War II period, the CGT had nearly 5.6 million members.Repression targets unionsThere are profound reasons for the CGT’s relative decline, and it can be explained by many factors largely shared with other unions: the violence of the neoliberal offensive launched in the 1970s, the gradual deindustrialization within the country, corporations increasingly moving production to lower-cost countries and the rise of subcontracting and “Uberization” of society [creation of gig jobs]. Also, employer and state repression have specifically targeted trade union activities, which has had decisive, devastating effects accentuating the precariousness and fragmentation of today’s job market. The CGT’s influence has been reduced. This is mainly because under the neoliberal push — linked to the return to power of high finance at the end of the 1970s — the balance of power between capital and labor has changed considerably in favor of capital. Labor has been pushed back and put on the defensive for the last 40 years.Nevertheless, among these major developments, the clear lack of combativeness of successive CGT leadership groups has considerably worsened the situation. This is not only true in France. The knives were sharpened at the time of the neoliberal shift made behind the scenes during the so-called “socialist” administrations of President François Mitterrand and in the entourage [members in the leadership] of Henri Krazucki, CGT secretary general from 1982 to 1992. (Krazucki had heroically fought with the FTP-MOI during World War II, a Communist partisan group that conducted armed resistance against the Nazi occupation.)Subsequently, internal conflicts within the CGT only worsened with Krazucki’s successors, as they imposed a defeatist, reformist tendency upon the union’s governing bodies. Louis Viannet, CGT secretary general from 1992 to 1999, mandated that the CGT withdraw from the World Federation of Trade Unions in November 1994. The CGT reformists considered the WFTU “undemocratic” because it was “revolutionary” and said that, starting in May 1992, the labor federation had “reached the end of its historical process” and had an “obsolete” world view.‘End of history’ syndromeThe “end of history” syndrome [following the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991] therefore struck these leaders hard. In 1999, it led them to make official the CGT’s exit from the WFTU by a vote of the 45th Congress. It was a step they had to take if they were to join the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).This attitude, which was marked by opportunistic tailing of ruling class’ views, was further deepened by Bernard Thibault, CGT secretary general from 1999 to 2013. He was the leader of the CGT railway workers, but was personally opposed to the great strike of November to December, 1995. This strike nevertheless pushed back the “pension reform” policy of Premier Alain Juppé’s government.So with the reformist concept of capital-labor relations, the CGT leaders renounced the doctrine of class struggle and replaced it with “united trade unionism” — which, of course, was pro-capitalist and pro-European. It would then employ the strategy of “social dialogue” through “consultation,” “negotiation,” “proposal” and “partnership.”Given these major errors and this inconsistent political analysis, the CGT leadership hit bottom during Thierry Lepaon’s 2-year term as secretary general from 2013 to 2015. He was forced to resign following a scandal before being generously rewarded for his work by “socialist” Prime Minister Manuel Valls.  Valls pushed Lepaon to head the “Agence de la langue française” [French Language Agency]. In March 2019, Lapaon was recycled by President Macron — who had appointed Valls — and named “Inspector General of Youth and First Class Sports.”The slow and disastrous degeneration of the CGT leadership has increasingly dragged the union’s officials into the “system.” This has seriously damaged the CGT’s image and discredited it in the eyes of many workers.The result is not surprising. The CGT was no more than a shadow of its former self, and its leaders turned their backs on the comrades who had battled heroically in the past. Honestly, it was not the workers who turned away from CGT’s militant history.  The union leadership abandoned them under fire from the class war the capitalists were waging against them.Given its leadership’s recent history, CGT Secretary General Philippe Martinez, who has been in office since 2015, is not the worst. Nevertheless, he has chosen to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors who have abandoned class-conscious positions and internationalism since the early 1990s. His most serious mistake is the distance he purposely maintained from the Yellow Vests movement when it began its mobilization in November 2018.A missed opportunity to join Yellow VestsUnder Martinez, the union leadership wrongly missed participating in this struggle. It is certainly one that is multifaceted, unpredictable, unusual and difficult to comprehend and analyze.  But as soon as the Yellow Vest struggle emerged spontaneously — in places where a trade union is absent — it should be interpreted as a salutary leap forward and an inevitable one. It was at its base a people’s rebellion against the social violence they have suffered for more than 40 years [from the ruling classes and the government]. This rebellion shook the spheres of power, up to the president of the Republic himself.Have we forgotten that Emmanuel Macron, panicked by the December rebellions, visited the “Jupiter PC” in the basement of the Elysée?  This was the bunkerized command post in the east wing of the presidential palace designed to protect the head of state in the event of a nuclear attack.And what did Martinez do? He chose silence and inaction. This was at the precise time when the heads of state were wavering, when 80 percent of the French people supported the Yellow Vest revolt — and when the CGT’s own rank and file were marching with the Yellow Vests because the demands of both groupings were naturally aligned.The CGT’s leadership teams had been planning to “get things moving” for years. This was a bit like Macron talking about “reforms.” It was about being “realistic,” not being “sectarian or living in the past,” and “practicing social dialogue” alongside other trade union organizations (the CFDT above all, as the CFDT has been working with successive neoliberal governments, including so-called “Socialist Party” regimes, to help implement measures designed and desired by employers). It is curious that Martinez signed a partnership agreement with the University of Paris-Dauphine, renowned for its right-wing teaching, to set up a training course for CGT officials in “human resource management!” What a beautiful picture it is of the CGT secretary general smiling alongside François Rebsamen, the “socialist” mayor of Dijon, the host city of the CGT 52nd Congress! Rebsamen is the former Minister of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue in Valls’ government, who prepared the groundwork for implementing the “El Khomeri” laws dismantling legal protections for workers.The same Rebsamen recently stated that he did not remember Ambroise Croizat, the Communist Minister from 1945 to 1947 who scrupulously honored the establishment of the program of the National Council of the Resistance by founding social security and pension systems and works councils in liberated France. He issued a decree on Nov. 2, 1945, for canteens, day care centers, relocation assistance, social services, occupational medicine dispensaries and labor inspectors. To forget these conquests is to sell your soul. To make deals with the class enemy is a betrayal!Most CGT delegates back Yellow VestsThings did indeed “move” at the CGT 52nd Congress — and in a good direction, not the one desired by the outgoing leadership. Despite their crude and clumsy maneuvers, a majority of the nearly 1,000 delegates present voted in favor of a final declaration showing CGT’s support for the Yellow Vests’ mobilization. (Martinez did not even mention them in his speeches!) In their comments, delegates made radical criticisms of the European Union and the euro. Although somewhat weak, this was a step forward.  And they adopted an amendment paving the way to apply for CGT observer status at the WFTU, from which it had withdrawn 20 years before when the CGT rejected the WFTU’s “revolutionary path.”Martinez and his followers did not want any of this, but CGT militants imposed it in a united, democratic way by their votes. Some delegates sang the Internationale with their fists raised to protest the leadership’s position of capitulation to employers. They also opposed ETUC leader Luca Visentini and Owen Tudor, second in command of the International Trade Union Confederation, being invited to speak. Martinez was assuredly re-elected secretary general on May 17, as he was the only candidate.  Didn’t he support the candidacy of Laurent Berger, his new “thought” [ideological] leader, for the post of ETUC president? Berger, French Democratic Confederation of Labor leader, has held this position [ETUC president] since May 23. Militants fight to make their union fightIt is clear that the trend toward capitulation by the CGT leadership has not been reversed, not even really blocked. But the genuinely progressive fighting forces within the union are present.  And they are there in large numbers — despite the CGT leaders blocking debates and willfully eliminating any possible opposition. All these forces within the CGT bravely refuse — and will continue to refuse — to allow their local leaders to be bypassed by the dictates of the reformist top leadership groups, which are under the control of the big-money powers and their governments.These progressive forces, which are the future, will have to overcome the obstacles they face, starting with their divisions which are diverse — and often unjustified — and their timidity, too. This can still be seen; it was apparent when they hesitated to go on the offensive against a union leadership that once again showed its failure when it condemned the violence of the Yellow Vests  — and not the violence of the police — just as Macron did. Against a bureaucratized apparatus and leaders who have given up on the class struggle, the militants will continue to fight within this union which is theirs.  They will fight for the unity of workers and the convergence of national and international struggles. In this way, the CGT can again become a tool in the hands of the workers so they can defend their class interests and fight for effective international solidarity. The outcome of this struggle has not yet been settled.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New monument recognizes Native American and indigenous peoples

first_imgNick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ + posts Facebook Nick Stephens Linkedin Twitter Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ A monument recognizing Native American and indigenous peoples will be dedicated Monday. Photo courtesy of the Native and Indigenous Student Association (NISA) Facebook page. Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Previous articleNews Now 10/10/18Next articleWorth Hills construction moves into the next phase Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Facebook ReddIt Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printA new monument is showcasing TCU’s past.The plaque is dedicated to the Native American tribes who lived on TCU’s property and is located between Reed Hall and Jarvis Hall.A monument recognizing Native American and indigenous peoples will be dedicated Monday. Photo courtesy of the Native and Indigenous Student Association (NISA) Facebook page.The following is inscribed on it: “We respectfully acknowledge all Native American peoples who have lived on this land since time immemorial. TCU especially acknowledges and pays respect to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes upon whose historical homeland our university is located.”The monument is made out of granite, which religion professor Dr. Scott Langston said was a choice made in conjunction with the tribes.“We chose granite because it is a stone that is indigenous to the area and reflects the land itself and the relationships we have with it,” Langston said. “It represents that we live as equals to the land, rather than in superiority.”The plaque also features the quote “this ancient land, for all our relations,” in both English and Wichita. The original plan was to have the entire quote in both languages, but when the last fluent speaker of Wichita died in 2016, that became impossible.Doris McLemore, the last fluent speaker of the Wichita language, died on August 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of Tulsa World.“Unfortunately, this reflects some of the impact of Americans on Native American culture,” Langston said. “We sought to destroy their language in the past, resulting in multiple generations of people who don’t understand it.”Many students may walk right past the monument without noticing it, but for those whose heritage it represents, this recognition is momentous.“I think it’s awesome to have representation, especially with how few Native Americans there are on campus and in the United States,” said sophomore fashion merchandising major Colin Smith, a member of the Choctaw tribe. “It’s nice to be recognized, even in a small way like that.”While the monument is a great first step, Langston said he believes the university could do more to support the Native American community.“The university needs to hire more Native Americans, especially in any office dealing with diversity, equity and inclusion,” Langston said. “We also need to develop relationships with specific Native communities so we can support them and learn from them.”Smith, a member of the Native and Indigenous Students Association (NISA), sees awareness as the biggest problem on campus.“I think because there are so few of us, people are pretty ignorant toward us,” Smith said. “I think doing more events would be huge for helping the campus be more aware of our culture.”The monument dedication ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Monday and will include a delegation from the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. Provost Nowell Donovan will speak at the event and Chancellor Victor Boschini will send comments to be read in his absence. High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddItlast_img read more

Shock at presence of Uzbek dictator’s daughter

first_img Organisation News Mr Vice president,Representatives of AmfAR at the 2010 Cannes Festival,Presidents and co-presidents of the Cinema against AIDS event, Follow the news on Uzbekistan News RSF_en List of journalists imprisoned in Uzbekistan:- Khayrullo Khamidov (Nawruz – radio), since 21 January 2010- Dilmurod Sayid (Ezgulik) since 22 February 2009- Bakhrom Ibragimov (Irmok) since 16 February 2009- Davron Kabilov (Irmok) since 16 February 2009- Ravshanbek Vafoev (Irmok) since 16 February 2009- Abdulaziz Dadakhonov (Irmok) since 16 February 2009- Botyrbek Eshkuziev (Irmok) since 16 February 2009- Solidjon Abdurakhmanov (freelance journalist) since 7 June 2008- Djamchid Karimov (freelance journalist, working for websites fergana.ru and centrasia.ru) since 12 September 2006- Jusuf Ruzimuradov (Erk) since 15 March 1999- Mohammed Bekjanov (Erk) since 15 March 1999 The annual “Cinema against AIDS” evening will be held tomorrow at Cap-Eden Roc hotel at Cap d’Antibes, within the Cannes Film Festival. Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation for the defence of journalists, is astonished to note the presence among you at this 7th annual event of Gulnara Karimova. The organisation recognises the evening’s valid and admirable character, but questions the appropriateness of the participation of the daughter of the Uzbek president, Islam Karimov, central Asia’s “outstanding” dictator.While Reporters Without Borders accepts the importance of AIDS prevention and the value of such events, it would however like to jog your memory about some disturbing and significant facts. The prevention of AIDS is vital but should not be at the expense of fundamental values.Some months ago, a young activist, Maksim Popov, aged 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison for distributing information about the fight against AIDS, a virus that is wreaking havoc Uzbekistan as it is elsewhere. The brochures he was distributing were about how to stem the spread of HIV. These publications were deemed by the court to be “contrary to the mentality and moral basis of the Uzbek people’s society, religion, culture and traditions”. It should not be forgotten either that homosexuality is a crime punishable by three years imprisonment in this country; and it is a criminal offence to discuss condoms with anyone under-age. While AmfAR on 10 May signed a petition calling for the release of Maksim Popov, you currently have among your donors, Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president, whose courts are responsible for the conviction of Maksim Popov. Could it be that you have a selective memory when you are offered major funding. Does it alter your objectives?Surely this is an attitude that is not only counter-productive but also absurd?Reporters Without Borders reminds you that President Islam Karimov figures on its list of the “predators of press freedom” released annually on 3 May. The situation of the country’s journalists and human rights defenders is extremely precarious. Uzbekistan is ranked 160th out of 175 countries on the organisation’s press freedom index. Eleven journalists are currently in jail, where they are often maltreated. As Uzbekistan’s ambassador to Spain and Switzerland, Gulnara Karimova, is therefore her country’s official representative, spokesperson for the harsh policies carried out by her father for several years. By accepting her presence at the forthcoming 7th annual event, Reporters Without Borders fears that you will give this country a profile that it in no way deserves. You will thus be colluding with repressive policies affecting not only those fighting against AIDS, but also all those, who in the worst of dictatorships, suffer arbitrary imprisonment and torture. Reporters Without Borders calls on you to adopt a firm position in relation to Gulnara Karimova by demanding that she publicly supports the release of Maksim Popov and of all human rights defenders, including journalists, who are in detention. This gesture would be completely in keeping with the objectives of your campaign and would certainly be more useful to AIDS prevention in Uzbekistan that the detention of an activist. While Reporters Without Borders does not wish to engage in further polemic about the current correlation between financial contributions and blindness to the real situation in Uzbekistan, the organisation nevertheless wishes to stress the discredit that this case could reflect on the event and the work of AmfAR, and thus to its members, however prominent they may be. Are Sharon Stone, Giorgio Armani and Elizabeth Taylor, to name just a few, aware of the Uzbek political context? Do they approve of the policy towards human rights defenders and the repression of AIDS prevention? Reporters Without Borders therefore calls on everyone taking part in the event to demand that Gulnara Karimova either takes a significant step in support of the Uzbek detainees or withdraws. The Cannes Film Festival and AmfAR would thus be real vehicles of the fight for freedom and the prevention of AIDS, and would no longer give an international platform to President Karimov and his dictatorship through the presence of his daughter. I trust your will give this letter your careful attention.Yours sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General News Help by sharing this information UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia center_img News October 15, 2020 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption May 11, 2021 Find out more Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Receive email alerts May 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shock at presence of Uzbek dictator’s daughter New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council to go furtherlast_img read more

Lake effect snow, cold blast moves in Midwest, Northeast over weekend

first_imgABC News (NEW YORK) — A storm brought heavy rain and some snow to parts of the Northeast on Friday.Meanwhile, colder air is bringing some snow to parts of the interior Northeast with snowfall reports of 3 to 4 inches in some of the elevated areas north and west of Albany, New York.As the storm departs Saturday morning, winds will strengthen behind it and move toward the Northeast. Winds could be particular gusty in parts of New York and New England, up to 50 mph in northern New York and Massachusetts, including Boston and Cape Cod.The strong winds moving over the relatively warm Great Lakes are bringing lake effect snow to parts of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York on Saturday morning. Most accumulation should remain rather light. However, the heaviest snow bands are expected in northwest Pennsylvania and extreme southwest New York. Locally, 6 inches or more could fall in a region from Erie, Pennsylvania, to the southern suburbs of Buffalo, New York.Ongoing lake effect snow squalls could cause drastic drops in visibility, with gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph.Behind these storms is a blast of cold air. It will feel like winter across the central U.S., and into parts of the Northeast. Wind chills will be in the single digits for parts of the upper Midwest Saturday morning, including Chicago, with a wind chill of 9 degrees.Some of this cold air expands into the Northeast on Sunday morning with wind chills in the 20s for the major I-95 cities, and in the teens for the interior Northeast.And another cold blast looks to be in the forecast in the upcoming week.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

News story: £15 million boost for local mental health crisis services

first_img The last place anyone experiencing a mental health crisis should be is in a busy A&E department let alone a police cell. We are funding a range of innovative local projects that will provide a safety net for those at risk of mental health crisis and make sure they receive the care they need in a safe and secure setting. This builds on our previous grant scheme and will strengthen essential services to help prevent people from reaching crisis point, whilst improving support for those who do. The Beyond Places of Safety scheme will fund clinics, crisis cafés and other community services designed to prevent people from reaching crisis point, as well as develop new approaches to support those who do.51 projects will receive a cash boost to improve support. They will do this by: Timely support will help relieve pressures on hospitals by reducing unnecessary visits to A&E for those experiencing a crisis. The projects also include measures to strengthen the long-term support available to those at risk of a mental health crisis and to help prevent relapse.Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities, said: The Beyond Places of Safety fund was launched last year by the Prime Minister and follows the success of a previous scheme that helped to develop hospital-based ‘places of safety’ for people experiencing a crisis to avoid them ending up in police cells. Since this scheme started, the number of detentions in police cells under the Mental Health Act has fallen by over 90%.As part of the Improving Places of Safety scheme, nearly 50 projects received funding, including:center_img integrating health and care support with other services such as housing advice, addiction services and counselling improving links with local voluntary and community sector partners providing safe and secure spaces in the community for those experiencing distress City of York – Safe Haven Humber NHS Foundation Trustlast_img read more