Arabian unrest hits fever pitch

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp whatsapp Monday 21 March 2011 9:36 pm VIOLENT anti-government protests in several Middle Eastern countries accompanied a third day of air strikes in Libya yesterday, as the ten-country military coalition squabbled over the next move. As Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli was damaged by the strikes yesterday, David Cameron told Parliament enforcing a no-fly zone had come “just in the nick of time” to prevent a massacre, and that the intervention was “necessary, legal and right”. He added in a near seven-hour Commons debate that the UN-endorsed action has destroyed almost all of Libya’s air defences, paving the way for an effective no-fly zone. MPs last night backed the military action by 557 votes to 13. Confusion remained about whether Gaddafi himself could be directly targeted, with Downing Street last night claiming he could legitimately be targeted if he is a threat to civilians.The government attempted to distance itself from the chief of the defence staff, General Sir David Richards, who repeated his stance that Gaddafi would “absolutely not” be a legitimate target under the UN resolution. The US government aims to transfer control of the air assault on Libya within days, President Barack Obama said at a press conference yesterday. Obama hinted that other nations should take charge of the UN-backed campaign. Russia and China, which both abstained from Thursday night’s UN Security Council vote authorising “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians, both criticised the bombings yesterday. But the head of the 22-nation Arab League, Amr Moussa, insisted that the group still respects the UN resolution following reports of dissent. Elsewhere, at least 18 senior military staff and seven ambassadors from Yemen defected to the opposition movement yesterday, on a day when tanks patrolled the capital Sana’a to quell increasingly violent protests. The Syrian army was also deployed to the city of Deraa yesterday after a day of riots.Israel’s air strikes in the Gaza Strip yesterday wounded at least 19 people in response to mortar fire at the weekend, for which Hamas claimed responsibility. Global stock indices rose yesterday as fears of further catastrophe in Japan subsided, but oil prices were squeezed up once more by the Middle East unrest. Brent crude spot prices jumped one per cent to $115.36 a barrel, adding to a 22 per cent gain in the past three months. KCS-content Arabian unrest hits fever pitch by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Six Nations Italy v Wales preview

first_imgFormer Italy captain Leonardo Ghiraldini: “Even if our players are young, they have to take responsibility. We miss a bit of leadership in the group at the moment so they have to take it. Even if they are 20 years old, they shouldn’t be afraid to lead the group.“There are so many players in the past, people like Marco Bortolami and Sergio Parisse, who were leaders when they were young. They have to become men now because that’s what international rugby, and sport in general, asks of you.”Impressive youngster: 20-year-old Paolo Garbisi has been one of Italy’s successes this year (Inpho)Wales head coach Wayne Pivac: “Three from three is a great start but there has been plenty to do and plenty of work-ons. For us it is about the performance and we’re not overly happy with the full 80 minutes yet. I think most people would agree we are improving in different areas, but we’ve still got a long way to go.“This team is building a bit of momentum and we want to stay with that momentum and reward the players that have done the bulk of it so far. I don’t think we would want to slow that momentum down with a lot of changes at this point in time.“We’ve talked about how we want to play the game. There are two very important games to go and it’s about getting results. Don’t expect us to be throwing the ball around willy-nilly.“We’ve got a job to do and we have got to get on top of this Italian side before you see any of that sort of razzle-dazzle. It’s important we use the 80 minutes and develop the game we want to use against all opposition.”Wales attack coach Stephen Jones: “We respect Italy, their players and coaches. They’re a very physical outfit. We’ve got a lot to improve on in our attacking game.”More to come? Wales with the Triple Crown trophy after beating England two weeks ago (Getty Images)What are the odds?Wales are overwhelming favourites, with odds of 1-100 on Bet365. An Italy win is 18-1 or you can get odds of 66-1 on a draw. Wales are 8-11 on to win the championship.If you fancy having a flutter, Bet365 have a welcome bonus of up to £100 in Bet Credits.Minimum deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Minimum odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.Over-18s only. BeGambleAware.Any interesting statistics?Italy are hoping to end a 30-match losing run in the championship – the worst sequence in championship history. There have been two World Cups played since their last Six Nations victory, against Scotland in February 2015The 2021 championship’s top three tacklers are all Welsh – Justin Tipuric (55), Taulupe Faletau (53) and Alun Wyn Jones (49)Italy have managed two wins and a draw against Wales in their 21 championship meetings, but the most recent of those successes was 14 years agoWith 979 caps, this is the most experienced starting side in Wales’ historyWales have won their past 15 meetings with the Italians. Victory today would break their record for most consecutive wins against a particular country, overtaking the 15 straight victories v France from 1908-1927The Azzurri have conceded a joint-highest 41 penalties in this year’s championship, including nine at the scrumThe two sides have made the fewest line breaks in the tournament. Italy’s 15 breaks is two more than WalesThe last Welsh players to be sin-binned in the Six Nations were Liam Williams and Gareth Davies, against Italy in 2018Wales defeated Italy twice in 2020 – they won 42-0 in the Six Nations, Josh Adams scoring a hat-trick (highlights below), and 38-18 in the Autumn Nations Cup Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Uilisi Halaholo.Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. And check out the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Six Nations Italy v Wales preview Is this a lucky Welsh team? As the Six Nations table toppers head to Rome for their round four game on Saturday (2.15pm), it’s a legitimate question.The refereeing blunders that gifted them two tries against England were an enormous leg up. Those 14 points changed the dynamic of the match. The red cards incurred by Ireland and Scotland are a different matter. Wales deserve credit for playing disciplined rugby during a time when it has never been easier to be sent off for a lack of accuracy in the clearout.That discipline carried through against England, when they conceded fewer than ten penalties despite several moments of high stress for their defence.Whatever the helping hand that Wayne Pivac’s men have been given, they have earned their position at the top of the table. Strengthened since the autumn by Wyn Jones, Ken Owens and Josh Navidi, their pack has provided the stoutest of platforms. The scrum looks solid and the lineout problems seen in the Autumn Nations Cup have been put to bed. Close encounter: Jonathan Davies gets to grips with Monty Ioane during the clash last December (Getty) center_img Stage four of a possible Wales Grand Slam is expected to be a formality. But the Six Nations leaders will be wary of banana skins when they face Italy in Rome on Saturday What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Italy v Wales, Saturday 13 March, Stadio OlimpicoThis round four Six Nations game kicks off at 2.15pm (GMT) in Rome and will be shown live on ITV Sport and S4C. Alternatively, listen to commentary on your choice of BBC radio stations Wales, Cymru and Sounds, or follow updates on the BBC Sport website.Card dealer: Wayne Barnes shows a red card during last week’s Leicester v London Irish game (Getty)The referee for this one is Wayne Barnes, who’s been flourishing his red card lately in the Gallagher Premiership. More significant, perhaps, is the presence of Pascal Gaüzère on the touchline. The Frenchman begins his ‘rehabilitation’ after making two howlers in the Wales-England game a fortnight ago.The RFU’s Christophe Ridley (assistant) and Tom Foley (TMO) complete the team of four.Related content: Meet referee Wayne BarnesThe TeamsITALY: Jacopo Trulla; Mattia Bellini, Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (capt), Giosué Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.Replacements: 16 Oliviero Fabiani, 17 Andrea Lovotti, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Maxime Mbandà, 21 Marcello Violi, 22 Federico Mori, 23 Edoardo Padovani.WALES: Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau. Victory against Italy would take Wales to within one step of a fifth Six Nations Grand Slam. It’s easy to make the case that the current Welsh side is better than the Grand Slammers of 2019. Taulupe Faletau and Louis Rees-Zammit didn’t feature in that side of two years ago, Wyn Jones played just a minor role.Italy have home advantage on Saturday but a fat lot of good that has done them. They conceded a combined 98 points in their other home matches against France and Ireland. The Azzurri’s losing run in the championship stands at 30 matches and it’s three years since they even picked up a losing bonus point.Their forwards look off the pace, their backs offer glimpses of a brighter future. They like to attack the short side and have enjoyed some success there.The danger for Wales comes from within – trying to prepare as professionally as ever for a match that looks a foregone conclusion. Pivac has done the right thing by selecting his strongest side, with Cory Hill’s inclusion the only unenforced change. Hill, 29, lines up in the most experienced side – in terms of caps – that Wales have ever fielded.It helps that Lions places are up for grabs – what greater added incentive could there be?Quality lock: Cory Hill wins lineout ball against England – Wales won 16 of their 17 throws (AFP/Getty)Ellis Jenkins, the Wales flanker recently back after long-term injury, says it’s going to be a tough game. “It might not be a runaway. The game probably will not be done by half-time,” he told Scrum V. “You go away to Italy and it’s always a big fight for the first 40, 50, 60 minutes maybe. Do the little things right and not get ahead of yourselves and the scores can come then as the game finishes off.”Novel approach: Franco Smith (Inpho)Italy coach Franco Smith, a former fly-half/centre, won most of his nine Springbok caps off the bench. In a novel piece of thinking, he likes to put some of his best players on the bench and introduce them later in the match when sound decision-making might make the difference between winning and losing.The problem with that, of course, is that the match might already be out of your reach. Expect that to be the case again this weekend in the Stadio Olimpico.What’s the big team news?Italy make five changes to the starting XV beaten 48-10 by Ireland last time out.Up front, props Giosué Zilocchi and Danilo Fischetti, and lock Niccolò Cannone are all given their spurs. Loosehead Fischetti replaces Cherif Traore, who broke his arm against the Irish.In the back division, Gloucester’s Stephen Varney returns following a dislocated finger. The scrum-half made his first Azzurri start last autumn against Wales and wore the No 9 shirt for last month’s games with France and England.Wing Mattia Bellini replaces Luca Sperandio, who has a head injury. And Edoardo Padovani is recalled to the 23 to add some experience to a young group of outside backs.Back in the fold: Stephen Varney returns after dropping out of the Ireland game in the warm-up (Getty)Wales announced their team two days earlier than required and it contains two changes to the XV that stunned England at the Principality Stadium. Gareth Davies replaces injured Scarlets team-mate Kieran Hardy (hamstring) at scrum-half, with Tomos Williams – regarded as first choice in the position – not quite fit after his own hamstring injury.And Cardiff Blues second-row Hill gets a start at the expense of Adam Beard, who is rested after his recent “heavy workload”.Otherwise it’s as you were, with the likes of Callum Sheedy and Willis Halalolo biding their time on the bench. Lock Jake Ball, another replacement, is set to win his 50th cap.Rhodri Jones has been released from the squad due to a calf injury suffered at training. Ospreys prop Nicky Smith is his replacement. Jarrod Evans, Owen Watkin, Johnny Williams and Nick Tompkins will link back up with the squad on Monday after being released to their respective regions for game time this weekend.What have the two camps said?Italy head coach Franco Smith: “We start again focusing on ourselves. These defeats, which don’t reflect the quantity and quality of work put in during training, must serve as motivation for us to learn from our errors and spur us to react.“We continue on our journey to becoming more competitive. We have before us two important matches, two opportunities to show our true value and finish off the championship in the best possible way.”Wing/full-back Edoardo Padavani: “Being here is always a source of pride for me. I have worked hard to regain the best physical condition.“Wales are a solid team who have shown they never give up. It will be a tough match that we will face by focusing on ourselves. We will try to express our best game.”last_img read more

Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANG

first_img Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANG Projects Housing CopyStudio BANG shared with us their winning proposal for the IBA Basel competition to design a settlement for commuters in Rheinweiler, Germany. With a strong focus on the last part of the commuters daily way back home, this new settlement is composed of 3 different row-housing units with 28 of them forming a structure that is slightly denser than the surrounding single-family house units. Thus, lower building costs and a closer community is enabled. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGSituationRheinweiler as district of Bad Bellingen is located at the Oberreihnische Tiefebene a lowland plain at the Rhine. The connection to Freiburg and Basel sets the possibility for a commuter settlement. The existing village supplies a useful infrastructure regarding facilities like butcher, baker, kindergarten, primary school and sport clubs. Thus, a daily family life in a rural community is ensured while at the time the agglomeration Basel securing several job opportunities is reachable within 25 minutes. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGIdeaCommuting from home to work and back means not only movement but standing still. In the early morning the habitants of the new settlement will start a daily journey. They will walk, sit down, wait. They will move fast and slow, by foot, train or car. But commuting means not only going to work, it also means coming home. How does coming home work? To answer this question is the main aim of this design. First of all we need a destination; home. A silent and intimate place to feel save and secure. At the same time a place that provides family and even more communal life. A place that no-one knows better than we do. A place that is waiting for us each time we leave. Therefore, the last stage of a commuter’s way back home is from station to bedroom. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGSettlementVarious public and semi-public places in combination with private zones provide different stages of intimacy within the settlement. Habitants are free to choose the current level of intimacy. Diverse paths and views between the houses increase the level of privacy while passing the way from the station to the private areas in the inside of the homes. By building only one upper floor, which is more public and a bottom floor, which is completely private, each housing unit implies a wide view over lowland plain in the west. The inner structure of the settlement is meant to access by foot or bicycle. For cars an underground parking with central access will be integrated. Save this picture!site planStationSome small interventions in the existing building and its surrounding will create a more likely situation for the increasing number of commuters. Some of them are the reactivation of the kiosk and the toilets in the railway building and the integration of park and ride possibilities for both, bicycles and cars. Moreover the platform has to be rehabilitated to enable handicapped accessibility.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Woolworth Building @ 100 ExhibtionEventFashion Mogul Commissions OMA to Convert Venice PalazzoArchitecture News Share “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/346175/nach-hause-kommen-winning-proposal-studio-bang Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” Germany Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANGSave this projectSaveNach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANGSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGWritten by Alison Furuto Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/346175/nach-hause-kommen-winning-proposal-studio-bang Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio BANGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingRheinweilerHousingResidentialGermanyPublished on March 20, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANG” 20 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. 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Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLK

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961620/gudrunstrasse-apartments-bfa-x-klk Clipboard Construction Documents:Jürgen DePaulDesign Development:Xaver KollegerSchematic Design:Heinz Lutter, Christian Knapp, Jonathan Lutter, Fabian LutterProject Lead:Christian KnappFire Protection:IMS BrandschutzCity:VienaCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess Specs Projects Photographs:  David Schreyer 2021 Save this picture!© David SchreyerText description provided by the architects. Fifty business apartments and six offices were constructed in a new building on an empty lot in Vienna. The first phase focused on supporting work for the necessary rededication.Save this picture!© David SchreyerRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsFastmount®Panel Fastener for Drywall at ASB Bank in AucklandGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsSave this picture!© David SchreyerIn further phases, optimal light conditions were achieved by orienting all of the apartments facing South-East. Noise pollution was reduced by the same measure since the orientation towards a more quiet side street acted as natural sound abatement.Save this picture!© David SchreyerSave this picture!© David SchreyerThe building’s facade is comprised of stacked traditional Viennese Schrebergardens (small, intimate garden communities), expressing a strong character in terms of urban development in a neighborhood characterized by predominantly commercial use.Save this picture!© David SchreyerProject gallerySee allShow lessBaigorria Residential Building / BBOA – Balparda Brunel Oficina de ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsThe Taiwan Intervention at the 2021 Venice Biennale’s Collateral Events Unpacks the …Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:1110 Viena, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Austria “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961620/gudrunstrasse-apartments-bfa-x-klk Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: BFA x KLK Area Area of this architecture project Year: center_img Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLKSave this projectSaveGudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLKSave this picture!© David Schreyer+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share Heinz Lutter Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLK CopyApartments•Viena, Austria Photographs Area:  3900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architect: Apartments CopyAbout this officeBFA x KLKOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVienaOn FacebookAustriaPublished on May 13, 2021Cite: “Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLK” 13 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?堆砌小房子,维也纳公寓Gudrunstraße / BFA x KLK是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Grantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies That Work!: Strategies That Work

first_imgGrantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies That Work!: Strategies That Work 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. Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Queen to step down as Patron of 25 organisations

first_img The Queen will step down as Patron of 25 national organisations including Save the Children UK, Barnardo’s, and NSPCC at the end of her 90th year, Buckingham Palace has announced.Queen Elizabeth II is currently Patron of 600 organisations, and will pass the 25 patronages to other members of the Royal Family. The decision follows The Duke of Edinburgh’s example, who also stepped down from a number of patronages when he turned 90 in 2011.It has already been announced that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is to take over the Queen’s patronage of Action for Children. The Duchess has a link with the charity, having visited two of its services, Cape Hill Children’s Centre and Sandwell Family Partners in Birmingham early last year. The Queen had been Patron of the charity since 1967, when it was National Children’s Home.Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge at Action for Children’s Cape Hill Children’s Centre in Smethwick, West Midlands in February 2015  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: NSPCC patron Save the Children Sir Tony Hawkhead, chief executive at Action for Children, said:“Everyone at Action for Children is thrilled to have received confirmation that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will take over patronage of the charity from Her Majesty The Queen. It is a great honour to begin what I am sure will be a long association with a member of the Royal Family with whom we already have a relationship following visits to some of our services in 2015.The full list of patronages to be passed on is as follows: Advertisement  111 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Holocaust Memorial Day TrustRoyal Institution of Great BritainWildfowl and Wetlands TrustBattersea Dogs HomeBarnardo’sRoyal School of NeedleworkRoyal African SocietyWelsh Rugby UnionAmateur Swimming AssociationAction for ChildrenAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) WimbledonLawn Tennis Association (LTA)Blind Veterans UKRugby Football UnionRugby Football LeagueEdinburgh International FestivalSport and Recreation AllianceBritish Cycling FederationNSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s FundBritish Science AssociationInstitution of Civil EngineersAnimal Health TrustRoyal Geographical SocietySave the Children UKHRH Queen Elizabeth II at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2015 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Queen to step down as Patron of 25 organisations Melanie May | 24 December 2016 | News Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has thanked the Queen for her 60 years of patronage to the charity, which has seen her visit the London centre twice, in 1991 and 2015, as well as Battersea’s Windsor centre in 1986. Battersea has had connection with the Royal Family since Queen Victoria became its first Royal Patron in 1885.Claire Horton, Battersea chief executive said:“The Royal Family has been closely connected with Battersea for well over a century, and we feel immensely honoured to have had The Queen’s patronage for so many years. As a life-long dog lover, and supporter of so many charities, The Queen has a very special place in the hearts of all our staff and volunteers, many of whom have been lucky enough to have met Her Majesty on one of her visits to our centres.”last_img read more

Love2Donate announces £5m raised for charities through In Memory service

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Love2Donate announces £5m raised for charities through In Memory service Love2Donate, which works with Funeral Directors to create online tribute and donation pages to remember loved ones, has now raised over £5 million for charities across the UK.Work on Love2Donate’s In Memory pages is carried out behind the scenes, replicating the Funeral Director’s website. As well as donations, Gift Aid is also collected, and details on how the charity can contact the next of kin forwarded so that they can acknowledge and give thanks for the donations received.Love2Donate’s In Memory service currently has over 900 charity partners that allow it to collect Gift Aid on their behalfChris Hankin, Co-Director of Love2Donate said:“We are so proud to have helped in forwarding this large sum of money to charities. A family ask for donations to be given, often in lieu of flowers. The donations forwarded to the charity bring comfort to families in the knowledge that the funds will go towards helping others in memory of their loved one.“The tributes left on the page also bring comfort as friends, work colleagues, old school friends can leave the most wonderful comments remembering someone that had meant so much to them.”“Once a Funeral Director advises that a tribute and donation page should be closed, we forward the donations as well as any Gift Aid claimed directly to the charity within seven working days. Gift Aid is forwarded to the charity in lieu of us receiving the sum from HMRC.”  236 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: in memoriam in memory About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  237 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 18 October 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Pandemia ha acelerado etapa final del capitalismo¡ El resto depende de nosotros! – Parte 2

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Gran parte de las discusiones en el internet sobre el mejor camino hacia el socialismo a raíz de la nueva popularidad del socialismo, que ha estimulado el crecimiento de los socialistas demócratas de América y la campaña de Bernie Sanders, tienden a tener un defecto importante. En general, las discusiones parecen suponer que debido a que las condiciones desfavorables para la radicalización de la clase trabajadora han perdurado durante mucho tiempo, son estáticas e inmutables para siempre. Como tal, las conclusiones son que el período del leninismo y la revolución han pasado hace mucho tiempo y que la clase trabajadora en los Estados Unidos nunca verá otra ruta para cambiar que no sean las elecciones capitalistas, ya que están vinculadas a las tradiciones, instituciones e influencia de la burguesía estadounidense. Larry Holmes, Primero de Mayo seminario web de Partido Mundo Obrero.Materialismo dialéctico y revoluciónEl problema con este pensamiento es que deja de lado un elemento esencial sin el cual todo cambio –especialmente la revolución– sería impensable. Ese elemento es el materialismo dialéctico. Las condiciones materiales, que cambian constantemente, en última instancia, obligan al cambio social, independientemente de cuánto tiempo lleve ese cambio o si lo vemos o no. La clase trabajadora puede estar políticamente inactiva durante muchas décadas, y luego los cambios drásticos en las condiciones materiales pueden impulsar a los trabajadores a un nuevo nivel de conciencia política, incluso conciencia revolucionaria, en un período de tiempo relativamente corto. En este mismo momento, las condiciones materiales están en proceso de crear las condiciones políticas para el cambio revolucionario. ¡No debemos minimizar lo que está en juego aquí! Si las fuerzas que creen que la reforma y solo la reforma es posible son las únicas fuerzas que influyen en la clase trabajadora, será imposible que la clase obrera se libere de la clase dominante y sus partidos políticos. Eso, a su vez, socavará la independencia y el potencial revolucionario de la clase trabajadora y ayudará al capitalismo a sobrevivir una experiencia cercana a la muerte.La última vez que la posibilidad de la revolución fue una amenaza real para la clase dominante estadounidense fue en el apogeo de la fuerza rebelde de la clase trabajadora en la década de 1930. El presidente Franklin Delano Roosevelt presionó sabiamente a la burguesía estadounidense para que aceptara las concesiones del New Deal a la clase trabajadora porque estaba preocupado por las perspectivas de una repetición de la Revolución Rusa en EE.UU. Esas fueron concesiones importantes. Pero también ayudaron al imperialismo estadounidense a sobrevivir a la Gran Depresión, lo que le permitió convertirse en el líder indiscutible del mundo capitalista durante la segunda guerra mundial.Los marxistas han sido acusados de predecir prematuramente el fin del capitalismo desde que se publicó la primera edición del “Manifiesto Comunista” en 1848 en Londres. Baste decir que ninguna predicción es válida hasta que sea confirmada por los eventos. Sin embargo, eventualmente la alarma del lobo no será solo otra falsa alarma. Debemos tomar en serio las posibilidades. Por un lado, la clase dominante de Estados Unidos ya no parece tan invencible como solía ser.Si uno mira detrás de la cortina del poderoso Oz, encuentras una clase dominante que nunca ha estado más insegura de sí misma. La mayoría de los miembros de la clase dominante aman a Trump porque ha estado dispuesto a hacer todo lo posible para enriquecerlos, no más tarde, sino ahora.Aún así, el simple hecho de que un demagogo y charlatán vergonzosamente inestable e incompetente sea el líder del imperialismo estadounidense dice mucho sobre el estado de la clase dominante estadounidense. En realidad, la clase dominante imperialista más poderosa de la historia ahora es muy débil y desmoralizada y tiene poca credibilidad política. Además, su respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19 la debilitará aún más. En el momento de la mayor crisis mundial de la historia, la elección del próximo presidente es entre Trump y Joe Biden, un político profundamente implacable que, como Trump, también es un agresor sexual.Por supuesto, el imperialismo estadounidense sigue siendo muy peligroso, quizás incluso más peligroso ahora porque está luchando por su vida. El imperialismo estadounidense todavía tiene la economía más grande entre los países imperialistas, la mayor cantidad de armas nucleares y el ejército militar más grande y tecnológicamente más letal. Con una depresión económica que arrastra sus perspectivas de reelección, Trump podría intentar algo radical y violento para desviar la crisis a otra parte.¿Qué hará la clase dominante? ¿Qué hará la clase trabajadora?Nadie puede decir con certeza cómo se desarrollarán las crisis económicas y políticas que están ganando impulso. La clase dominante se ha visto obligada, al menos por el momento, a dejar de lado el libro de jugadas de austeridad que ha gobernado sus decisiones durante varias décadas. El gobierno ha actuado más drásticamente y mucho más rápido que en cualquier crisis anterior y ha inyectado billones de dólares a la economía. Es cierto que la mayoría de esos fondos se han destinado a las grandes corporaciones.La mayoría de las personas que necesitan el poco dinero de ayuda que se supone que va a los trabajadores no lo han recibido todavía o no son elegibles para recibirlo. Aún así, el gobierno nunca ha pretendido proporcionar fondos de ayuda de emergencia en esta escala antes. Y nunca han hecho algo así en tan poco tiempo sin una gran lucha de masas que los obligue a hacerlo.Que los capitalistas hayan hecho esto es una señal de cuán drástica e inusual es esta crisis. Algunos de los grandes capitalistas se quejan de que el gobierno está minando el capitalismo y está agregando billones de dólares a la deuda que romperá su sistema. ¿Qué hará la clase dominante cuando el sorprendente alcance del desempleo se vuelva innegable e irreversible? Si las fuerzas de la clase dominante logran llegar a un acuerdo entre ellas para continuar brindando cantidades históricamente masivas de ayuda de emergencia a la economía de forma indefinida, tal vez puedan evitar una rebelión social, mientras intentan encontrar una salida a la crisis. Ese escenario parece poco probable.Es más probable que los capitalistas y sus políticos no acepten seguir gastando. La economía capitalista podría deslizarse en una caída libre. El aparato político del sistema a nivel nacional y en cada nivel inferior que podría paralizarse y comenzar a desmoronarse. La policía, en quien se basa el sistema como su primera línea de defensa contra los trabajadores, puede desmoralizarse e ser ineficaz. Los miembros de las fuerzas armadas podrían dividirse en base a la clase.Imagínese bajo estas circunstancias si el movimiento de la clase trabajadora estuviera creciendo y envalentonado, altamente organizado y preparado para una lucha por el poder. Este escenario suena demasiado bueno para ser verdad. Lo que realmente se desarrolla será mucho más complejo y prolongado que esto. Sin embargo, nunca haremos una revolución a menos que podamos imaginar la posibilidad de una.¿Un nuevo peligro fascista?Nada ilustra más los peligros para el movimiento obrero que las amenazas de guerra y fascismo. Las potencias imperialistas utilizaron ambas armas para desviar la crisis capitalista de los años treinta. Un colapso económico catastrófico, una clase dominante debilitada y una gran parte de la pequeña burguesía que pierde sus negocios son las condiciones clásicas que podrían empujar a una sección de la clase dominante a recurrir al fascismo para salvar su sistema. Trump ha ayudado a allanar el camino para tal contingencia.Tenemos que tomar este peligro extremadamente en serio. Sin embargo, no es inevitable que un movimiento fascista sea lo suficientemente fuerte como para hacerse cargo del gobierno y el aparato estatal. El factor decisivo no será ninguna elección en particular o si los líderes del Partido Demócrata tienen más cargos elegidos que los republicanos. El objetivo principal de los multimillonarios que financian un movimiento fascista en un momento de crisis grave es aplastar el movimiento de la clase trabajadora. Sin embargo, en última instancia, no solo será el tamaño y el nivel de organización del movimiento de la clase trabajadora, sino el sentido de su propia fuerza y poder, así como su orientación revolucionaria, lo que determinará qué fuerza aplasta al otro.Organización masiva de clase obrera: una necesidad política absolutaA pesar de todo a lo que está siendo sometida la clase trabajadora, se está levantando y luchando. Cuando las condiciones vuelvan a ser seguras para que los trabajadores salgan a las calles en masa, y no podemos saber cuándo será eso, es probable que la ira y la rebelión masivas sean algo que nunca antes habíamos visto. Incluso en condiciones extremadamente difíciles, los trabajadores en trabajos donde no tienen el beneficio de pertenecer a un sindicato, como Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Target y otros, organizaron abandonos de puestos y huelgas el 1 de Mayo para exigir condiciones de trabajo seguras y días de enfermedad pagados.Desde trabajadores de la salud hasta trabajadores agrícolas migrantes, trabajadores de tiendas de comestibles y prisioneros, los trabajadores de todas partes luchan por el derecho a mantenerse con vida. Las fuerzas progresistas y revolucionarias necesitan apoyar a estos trabajadores. Ese apoyo debe mostrarse en más que palabras. Debe mostrarse en actos concretos de solidaridad. Los millones de trabajadores desempleados van a forjar un movimiento. Debemos ayudar a estos trabajadores con sus necesidades organizativas, y de cualquier otra manera que sea útil y posible.Muchos sindicatos están perdiendo miembros. Eso significa que perderán recursos, lo que hará que sobrevivir sea más difícil. Por otro lado, el período más grande y militante de organización de los trabajadores puede estar abriéndose ahora. Y será una organización de base popular de abajo hacia arriba y no de arriba hacia abajo. La organización masiva de la clase trabajadora incluirá a todos los trabajadores, incluidos los trabajadores encarcelados, los trabajadores migrantes, los indocumentados, los desempleados, las trabajadoras sexuales, los vendedores ambulantes, los contratistas independientes y todos los demás trabajadores que el sistema quiera marginar. Esto incluye trabajadores de planta, trabajadores de oficina, trabajadores de bajos salarios y trabajadores municipales, estatales y federales.La organización de la clase trabajadora es más que una estrategia. Es una necesidad política absoluta, sin la cual no podemos maximizar la solidaridad de clase y prevalecer en la creciente lucha de clases. Los sindicatos que estén listos para ayudar en esta tarea marcarán la mayor diferencia. Pero si dichos sindicatos no están involucrados, no podemos permitir que eso frene la organización de los trabajadores.Dependerá de los trabajadores, con toda la ayuda y solidaridad que podamos brindar, formar asambleas de trabajadores o consejos de trabajadores en todos los niveles, desde el lugar de trabajo hasta la ciudad y la región. La ventaja de las asambleas de trabajadores es que están abiertas a todos los trabajadores y desempleados, independientemente de las circunstancias. Deben estar abiertos a estudiantes y jóvenes, jubilados y cualquier otra persona que pueda ayudar. Si están abiertos, hará que el movimiento obrero sea potencialmente enorme, inclusivo y no se vea frenado por los lazos con el Partido Demócrata o por ideas y concepciones limitantes y limitadas que desafortunadamente son demasiado comunes entre el liderazgo actual del movimiento obrero organizado.Además, si bien el lugar de trabajo, la industria y la geografía siguen siendo fundamentales para organizar a los trabajadores, los cambios y las nuevas condiciones hacen que la necesidad de organizar a los trabajadores más allá de su lugar de trabajo y, a pesar de otras circunstancias, sea posible y necesario. A medida que muchas luchas se convierten en luchas más grandes, y luego luchas políticas y luego luchas por el poder, minimizar todo lo que crea barreras y límites en la organización de la clase trabajadora será una necesidad estratégica.¡Preparémonos para lo que nos espera!Para aquellos activistas que están desmoralizados al final de la campaña de Bernie Sanders y están agotados después de dedicar tanta energía a luchas difíciles que no resultaron bien, aquellos que creían que un mundo mejor es posible, pero que recientemente cuestionaron esa creencia, o quienes están traumados y se sienten impotentes por lo que ha sucedido en los últimos meses o incluso antes, presten atención.La diferencia entre el mundo de hace unos meses y el mundo de hoy es incalculable. Todo ha cambiado. Todo lo que muchos de nosotros sentimos ahora es sufrimiento, miedo e incertidumbre. Pero de tales dolores de parto, nacen revoluciones.De que el capitalismo se acabe antes o después no depende solo de la voluntad de los revolucionarios. Otras condiciones más allá de nuestro control también deben estar presentes. Sin embargo, nuestra voluntad y disposición podrían volverse decisivas. Si no estamos dispuestos y listos, ¿estamos dispuestos a empujar la tarea de acabar con el capitalismo a otra generación y permitir que el sistema continúe torturando y poniendo en peligro el planeta y toda la vida en él?Trabajemos todos para restaurarnos y restaurarnos unos a otros para que podamos hacer historia. Los trabajadores y los pueblos oprimidos de este planeta necesitan revolucionarios dedicados que estén dispuestos a sacrificar todo para allanar el camino para un nuevo mundo libre de toda opresión. No necesitan revolucionarios para sustituir a las masas. Necesitan que todos den a la lucha lo que puedan dar, y necesitan a aquellos que puedan hacer que la lucha sea el trabajo de su vida.last_img read more

Randy Kron Chats Up Issues at State Convention

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Randy Kron Chats Up Issues at State Convention Randy Kron Chats Up Issues at State Convention Kron-talks-tax-reformIndiana farm bureau members heard from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Senator Todd Young, and their own president at the annual convention in French Lick. In a fireside chat format Randy Kron discussed a range of issues like protecting animal livestock in the state and federal tax reform.“That’s front and center right,” he said. “Our public policy team, Bob White, takes care of the national issues. He just spent Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday out there talking to our Indiana delegation about tax reform, what was important. Any kind of bill like that there’s going to be winners and losers and I want to make sure Indiana agriculture is under the W list and not in the loser list. So, we’re looking at tax reform, working on it, and there’s a lot of things behind the scenes happening.”Kron added INFB members might be getting a call to action once the bill moves through the conference committee if it becomes apparent that members’ voices are needed to lobby their representatives.”He said Indiana Farm Bureau continues work preparing for a new farm bill in Washington, also where more is going on than meets the eye.“I had a conversation earlier this week with Senator Donnelly who actually sits on the Senate Ag Committee about the farm bill. I learned that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than we really think about. They’re trying to get their ducks all in a row to get it ready so they can present a farm bill and get it moving. They’re trying to get the tough issues worked out.”Kron outlined membership successes this year and said INFB will continue the emphasis on membership in 2018. They will be doing a review of all programs to ensure the organization remains relevant just one year before turning 100. By Andy Eubank – Dec 8, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 11, 2017 Andy Eubank Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report

first_imgKosar Karimi, a reporter for Mehr News (an offshoot of the Islamic Development Organization, an Islamic propaganda organ), was arrested on 28 August for covering a protest in Abolfazi, a village near the southern city of Ahvaz. Residents of the village, who have been trying to prevent the destruction of their homes by Iran’s richest religious foundation for the past year, have clashed with police in recent days. Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionWomenInternetViolence A court in Gonbad-e Kavus (in the northeastern province of Golestan) sentenced local freelance journalist Aman Mohammad Khojamli on 13 August to pay a fine of 1.6 million toman for “publishing false information.” Khojamli, who was arrested on 7 February and then released on bail pending trial, told journalists he was convicted for articles about the economic crisis. News According to one of Mehr News’ editors, Karimi was released on bail on the same day that he was arrested, but the IDO’s vice-president said, “an official threatened to have the news agency’s director summoned to get this journalist to stop covering these events.” Freelance journalist Babak Tahmasebi was meanwhile notified on 29 August that a court in Ahvaz had confirmed his sentence of two years in prison and 74 lashes for publishing “false news” and “defamation.” The case was the result of a lawsuit by the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) in response to an article about worsening conditions for its workers. A warrant for Tahmasebi’s arrest was issued the same day. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran The latest victims include Mohammad Mosaed, a freelance journalist who was sentenced by a revolutionary court on 2 September to four years and nine months in prison, followed by a two-year ban on journalistic activity, for “blackening” the situation, reporting “fake crises” and “emptying readers’ minds.”Arrested on 17 November 2019 for reporting an Internet cut on Twitter, Mosaed was released on bail 20 days later. He was summoned and interrogated again by Revolutionary Guard intelligence officials on 23 February in connection with messages he had posted on social media about the coronavirus epidemic. “The increase in protests against the Iranian government has resulted in an increase in the persecution of journalists,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “After publishing its report on the situation in Iran, the UN Human Rights Council must now take concrete measures to defend journalists and citizen-journalists, who are being censored, threatened, detained arbitrarily, mistreated and sometimes tortured just for doing their job.” Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionWomenInternetViolence Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go furthercenter_img News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest crackdown on the media in Iran, in which at least five journalists have been targeted just weeks after the UN published a damning report on 21 July by special rapporteur Javaid Rehman on the appalling situation of human rights, including the freedom to inform, in this country. RSF_en Tabnak news website reporter Amirreza Amir Taimouri was summoned for questioning by the FATA (cyber-police) in the southeastern city of Kerman on 30 August as a result of a complaint by a local parliamentarian and the head of the parliamentary economic commission accusing him of “publishing false information with the aim of upsetting public opinion.” He was released on bail pending trial. September 8, 2020 Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. June 9, 2021 Find out more News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more