Weber plots state clearing house for ECB

first_img Weber plots state clearing house for ECB Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeUndoLiver HealthAdvertisement 1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndo BUNDESBANK governor Axel Weber has ramped up his campaign to become the next governor of the European Central Bank, with a proposal for a Eurozone government-run clearing house forming a major plank of his platform, City A.M. can reveal.Weber told a closed-door gathering in Davos that he plans to advocate the creation of a public clearing house for trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, instruments such as collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) and interest rate swaps.Weber is the front-running candidate to replace current ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, who will retire in October. The decision rests with Eurozone ministers and observers say the clearing house proposal could win Weber a raft of support.“It will strike a chord with Eurozone countries,” said Anthony Belchambers, chief executive of the Futures and Options Association, an industry group. He added: “The ECB is notably trying to have a much more significant role in the regulation of clearing houses. It is very keen to see itself as part of a European college of regulators.”The creation of a public clearing house would go much further than the current proposals to overhaul OTC derivatives trading, which involve forcing more trades and disclosures through central, regulated houses.It is not known if Weber supports running a public clearing house in competition with private houses or as a replacement, but it would mean the Eurozone’s regulators taking on a slew of counterparty risk in the trade of complex financial products worth trillions of euros.“It would raise all sorts of questions… Some feel that using regulatory mandates to change the shape of markets is quite a dangerous game,” says Belchambers. “And what happens to existing clearing houses?” The Bundesbank refused to comment. Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wednesday 2 February 2011 8:40 pm Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

London Irish 24 Ospreys 12

first_img TAGS: London IrishOspreys LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS READING, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Sailosi Tagicakibau scores the first try for London Irish during the Heineken Cup Pool Three match between London Irish and Ospreys at Madejski Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Reading, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) London Irish have finally got back to winning ways. Their back-line functioned very well and looked dangerous throughout, but it was their power in the forwards that saw them through. They competed well at the breakdown, won a few penalties at the scrum and their driving game was superb. They always attacked in numbers to overpower the Ospreys defence and did the same when they were on the back foot to prevent the Welsh side scoring.Now they have their confidence back they will look to revive their Aviva Premiership ambitions.center_img From then on, the Ospreys were chasing the game and simply couldn’t keep in touch. Dan Biggar missed two penalty goals and when they moved James Hook to fly-half, in an attempt to play a more dangerous attacking game, they still couldn’t make it across the whitewash.The Ospreys have already said this season that the Heineken Cup quarter-finals were their target – now they will have to focus on the Magners League as yet again they fail to live up to the expectations in Europe. And with no Welsh side able to qualify for the last eight, the Millennium Stadium will be offering no one home advantage for the final. So London Irish ended their run of ten straight defeats – and the Ospreys ended their hopes of making it to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, writes Rugby World Features Editor, Sarah Mockford.The Exiles love to play rugby, to spread the ball wide and create space for each other. Often this season it has cost them but against the Ospreys it paid off. Delon Armitage enhanced his England claims by slicing through the Ospreys midfield seemingly at will and was involved twice in the move that led to Sailosi Tagicakibau’s early try.The Ospreys had chances of their own, particularly from restarts, but they couldn’t make the pressure tell, even when the Exiles were down to 14 men late in the second half. Too often they drove forward on their own rather than in numbers and they couldn’t break through the Irish defence, which was immense throughout.The same could not be said of the Ospreys, who were broken easily again in the first minute of the second half. Daniel Bowden split the midfield, passed out to Elvis Seveali’i and he put Topsy Ojo clean through to score under the posts.last_img read more

Hotshot: Saracens and England U20 back-row Ben Earl

first_imgSaracens back-row Ben Earl has already been called up into the England senior squad – find out more about him here LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW VERDICT: Earl scored a try on his first Premiership start – against Exeter – and has captained England U20. His maturity is evident and he was called into the England squad for the tour of South Africa.This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Saracens Break man: Ben Earl in action for Saracens against Bath (Getty Images) Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? Rory Teague got me into a professional mindset. He was my academy coach at Saracens and got me to knuckle down and be disciplined. When I was 17, I was overweight and I didn’t understand the value of being fit. Ian Peel is another big influence and Dean Ryan gives advice.What’s your preferred position? Seven. There are certain responsibilities at eight you don’t have at seven. You have more freedom defensively and in attack, making it more suited to the player I am.What do you do away from rugby? I’m studying comparative literature at Queen Mary University. You compare texts from the same culture or period or genre. Recently I did an essay comparing the book The Reader to the film Fahrenheit 451.Your faith is also important to you… I went to Tonbridge School and was confused as to why we spent so much time in chapel, so I thought I should find out more. It’s not always about rugby but life in general; it probably offers a bit of perspective if things are going well or not so well. Hotshot: Saracens and England U20 back-row Ben EarlDate of birth 7 January 1998 Born Redhill, Surrey Club Saracens Country England Position Back-rowWhat sports did you play growing up? I did much more cricket than rugby. I was an all-rounder and played for Kent until I was 15. I also did swimming until I was 13. I was third in the country at freestyle but I stopped because it wasn’t taken seriously at my new school.So when did you get into rugby? I was 11 or 12 when I first touched a rugby ball and I was much bigger than everyone else, so I found it reasonably easy. It’s got progressively harder as I’m still the same size! I started at Tonbridge School and then joined my local club, Sevenoaks.I didn’t think much about anything professional until I was 16. Once I got picked for England U16 I thought I’d give it a bash.What positions have you played? I started at centre/wing, then progressively moved forward. I moved to the back row at 15 – I wasn’t sure about mauling; I’ve only recently found its value being at Saracens.Who was your childhood hero? My family are really into golf so Tiger Woods. I admired his passion – it’s all about winning. My handicap is 11 or 12 on a good day, but the next day I’ll have a shocker.last_img read more

Luisiana se vuelca a ayudar a los damnificados de Isaac

first_img Submit an Event Listing Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 7, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Luisiana se vuelca a ayudar a los damnificados de Isaac Los daños son ‘importantes’, pero no extensos An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID center_img Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Algunas vacas se guarecen de las inundaciones causadas por el huracán Isaac en el portal de una casa que da a la autopista 23 en la parroquia [o condado] de Plaquemines, Luisiana. La marejada ciclónica que provocó el huracán cerró el tránsito en la autopista 23 y cientos de miles de personas se quedaron sin electricidad. Foto/ Julie Dermansky para la AP[Episcopal News Service] No siempre son los huracanes mismos los que afectan el sur de Luisiana, sino sus secuelas, y el reciente huracán Isaac no fue una excepción.“Con frecuencia no es la lluvia o el viento el que nos afecta, sino la crecida de las aguas después de la tormenta”, dijo Mark Stevenson, canónigo del Ordinario de la Diócesis de Luisiana, durante una entrevista telefónica con el Servicio de Prensa Episcopal (ENS) el 5 de septiembre. “El agua debería realmente ir en una sola dirección, y eso es hacía abajo, pero aquí tiene una tendencia a subir”.“Esa subida del agua significa “que hay algunas personas que resultan realmente perjudicadas y algunas personas que han quedado profundamente afectadas por esta tormenta”, dijo Stevenson.“Dicho eso, somos también muy afortunados en que no presenciamos los extensos daños regionales que vimos con el [huracán] Katrina en 2005 o incluso con el [huracán] Gustav en 2008”, agregó.Isaac tocó tierra en Luisiana cerca de la desembocadura del río Misisipi como una tormenta de categoría 1. Según informes de la Prensa Asociada (AP), Isaac lanzó hasta 25 centímetros de agua en algunas zonas, y alrededor de 500 personas tuvieron que ser rescatados en botes y en vehículos para zonas inundadas. Se reportaron al menos cinco muertes relacionadas con la tormenta.El huracán se mantuvo sobre el sur de Luisiana y lanzó una marejada ciclónica río arriba sobre el delta del Misisipi. Ello ocasionó notables inundaciones en las parroquias de Plaquemines y San Juan Bautista. Isaac inundó hogares y dejó a algunos residentes esperando por rescates en los techos de las casas. Aproximadamente 6.353 personas fueron evacuadas hacia albergues estatales, según el periódico Times-Picayune.La [agencia de noticias] Prensa Asociada informó que funcionarios de Luisiana habían hecho un cálculo preliminar de que el huracán Isaac afectaría por lo menos 13.000 viviendas en el estado.Las iglesias y otras propiedades diocesanas no sufrieron mayores daños, dijo Stevenson, aunque la iglesia episcopal de San Timoteo [St. Timothy] en LaPlace, se inundó y, si bien a la iglesia episcopal de Cristo [Christ Episcopal Church] en Slidell, no le entró agua, a varias casas de sus feligreses sí.Muchas de las personas cuyas propiedades, fuesen viviendas o negocios, sufrieron serios daños están descubriendo que los costos de reparación “no son lo bastante importantes para superar el nivel deducible” de sus seguros, agregó Stevenson.Incluso en zonas que escaparon a los daños de la tormenta, Isaac afectó a esos luisianos que viven al día, dependiendo de su salario inmediato, arguyó. “Gente que vivían de alguna manera en el límite económico antes de la tormenta, y los costos que conlleva la preparación para una tormenta son sencillamente tremendos”, explicó. “Y luego después, con la economía aún más deprimida debido a la tormenta [exige mucho esfuerzo] permanecer en pie”.Ese impacto económico está influyendo en el enfoque de la diócesis a sus empeños de recuperación después de la tormenta. Stevenson dijo que si bien la diócesis ha recibido muchas ofertas de materiales y personas que están dispuestos a venir a Luisiana a ayudar “no estamos realmente seguros de lo que debemos hacer”.En cambio, el personal diocesano está evaluando las necesidades de la gente, aliándose con otras organizaciones en las zonas más afectadas donde no hay una notable presencia de la Iglesia Episcopal, y siendo “muy específico y preciso” en su respuesta.Stevenson añadió que la diócesis quiere dedicar el dinero donado localmente para ayudar a personas a comprar suministros y materiales de reparación que necesitan, incluidos gas y alimentos. Esas compras locales tienen un “doble beneficio”.“Uno puede distribuir [lo que se ha comprado] a personas necesitadas y también estimular la economía local”, apuntó. “Eso es en verdad una parte importante de todo esto. La onda de la economía a través de todo esto”.La diócesis está trabajando con organizaciones catolicorromanas, bautistas e interdenominacionales, con quienes se ha aliado en el pasado, para ayudar a tantas personas como sea posible en los días que siguieron a Isaac. “Nos valdremos de esas relaciones para llegar a personas [en lugares] donde no tenemos una presencia física”.La diócesis también está experimentando con una página en su cibersitio para coordinar las necesidades materiales con donantes potenciales.Además, Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales ha estado trabajando en las zona central de la costa del Golfo, así como en Luisiana y Misisipi, a partir de alianzas establecidas después que Katrina azotó la costa del Golfo en 2005.“Han sido estupendos”, dijo Stevenson, y añadió que, en Luisiana, la organización está trabajando con Servicios Comunitarios Episcopales de ese estado.Y, si bien Isaac no resultó una tormenta tan terrible como las que la costa del Golfo ha experimentado, la temporada de huracanes no se termina técnicamente hasta fines de noviembre.“Ese es un problema psicológico —e incluso espiritual— muy importante”, subrayó Stevenson. “Está idea de los huracanes es aturdidora”, especialmente para los que experimentaron la devastación de Katrina.Los recuerdos de esa tormenta “están tan presentes en el sistema que cuando esta tormenta empezó a orientarse hacia aquí, todo lo que podías hacer era dedicar toda tu energía a la preparación y a tu propia protección, de manera que, cuando el suceso pasa y esa adrenalina se quema, resulta agotador. Es física, emocional e incluso espiritualmente agotador”, afirmó.El personal diocesano discutió durante una reunión el 5 de septiembre la necesidad de reunirse con consejeros y asesores espirituales para “sencillamente lograr, como individuos  y como grupo de personal y liderazgo diocesano, que Dios nos concentre y nos sostenga de manera que podamos hacer la obra que él nos ha puesto por delante”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Insight-ful opens benchmarking study into society lotteries

first_imgCook added: “This study should be perfect for any organisation looking seriously to invest in lotteries over the coming years. It will ensure that investments are made where they will have the biggest impact.”You can sign up to take part at Insight-ful and receive a sample interactive report.Insight-ful was set up in 2012 to help charities develop insight driven fundraising and communications strategies. Its mantra is “No decision should be made on a hunch”.  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  147 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 April 2018 | News Charity insight agency Insight-ful is inviting charities to take part in its benchmarking study into UK society and charity lotteries, the “largest study” undertaken so far.The research follows smaller studies in 2017 which helped inform improved retention of lottery players. This year’s study takes this research nationwide.Jonathan Cook, Director of Insight-ful, explains: “Society lotteries are a really great acquisition tool for charities at the moment and they’re growing year on year – yet there really isn’t any information out there about what results to expect, where to invest, who to recruit and what to do with players to retain them and steward them.“This study should help charities of all shapes and sizes to plan their investment in their lottery better and see longer retention rates and higher returns.”Jonathan CookThe benchmarking research was first announced at the National Association of Hospice Fundraisers and Lotteries Council conferences. Since then, “dozens of charities” have signed up to the study, but Insight-ful is looking for more participants. What do participants receive?Organisations which do take part will be invited a free conference in the autumn at which the results will be presented.In addition they will receive a personalised interactive report with their charity’s data benchmarked against the rest of the sector, as well as support and advice for how to interpret the results for their organisation.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13center_img Sample benchmarking report for society lottery Insight-ful opens benchmarking study into society lotteries Main image: Lottery balls – 3dfoto on 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Fundraising Lotteries Research / statisticslast_img read more

Plan International UK pilots project to transform child sponsorship communications

first_img Plan International UK has launched a pilot project aimed at transforming communications between sponsored children and UK sponsors through the use of mobile devices.The project has been made possible through funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, and sees Plan International UK work with enterprise mobility firm CommonTime. It will pilot a number of software solutions over 2018, with the aim of enabling modern, digital communication between a sponsor and their sponsored child, that both significantly cuts down the time it takes for messages to reach recipients, and reduces the cost of facilitating communication for the charity.Plan International UK currently has around 81,000 sponsors in the UK, sponsoring over 86,000 children in 50 countries. As part of the sponsorship programme, sponsors receive regular updates and photographs from their sponsored child and keep in touch by writing letters back.However, even emailed messages can take a number of weeks to deliver. CommonTime’s technology aims to make communicating easier, quicker and more engaging for the sponsor and sponsored child, by sending and receiving messages through their mobile device. It will also enable sponsors to exchange digital photos and videos with their sponsored children, and written content will be automatically translated into local languages.The pilot has been carefully designed not to impact or hinder the content moderation process required to keep the charity’s sponsored children safe. Plan International UK staff will receive a copy of every message before it is delivered to the intended recipient, with the option to approve or reject the messages depending on content. Rejected messages will be automatically returned to the sender, with a brief description of the reasons for rejection and suggestions on modifying the content. This will provide sponsors the opportunity to edit messages before re-sending.Alan Gosschalk, Director of Fundraising for Plan International UK said:“Child sponsorship has always been one of the most powerful and engaging ways to make a difference. Sponsors find it hugely rewarding building a personal connection with their sponsored child, and receiving updates about how Plan International UK is helping the community they live in. Support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery has enabled us to utilise technology that will make it both cheaper and easier to build unique relationships around the world and communicate the impact of donations.”Ian Knight, CEO of CommonTime said: Advertisement 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  238 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 “We are delighted to be working with Plan International UK on a project that will have such a real-world impact. CommonTime believe that finding new and engaging ways of communicating with supporters will be vital to the success of charities over the next decade. Our team are excited to see the response from the pilot and hope that the innovation will be received well enough for an international roll-out.” Melanie May | 7 June 2018 | News Tagged with: mobile sponsorship Technology Plan International UK pilots project to transform child sponsorship communications  237 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Tribute held for MOVE 9 member Phil Africa

first_imgPhil AfricaPhoto: onamove.comA standing-room-only crowd gathered at the Kingsessing Recreational Center in Philadelphia on Jan. 31 for a celebration of the life of William Phillips, better known as Phil Africa. A MOVE 9 member, he died under suspicious circumstances at Pennsylvania’s SCI Dallas prison on Jan. 10 at the age of 59.The special tribute shared messages of solidarity and support from people all over the world, including a number of current or former prisoners who came to know Africa during his 37 years of confinement, as well as surviving MOVE 9 members Delbert and Debbie Africa.Phil was described by MOVE member Sue Africa as a “man well loved by all he touched; a true soldier who is gone, but whose spirit will never die or be forgotten.” Many speakers remembered him for his skilled art work, often depicting nature. Others spoke of his witty sense of humor, his ability to put anyone in his company at ease and the positive impact he had on their lives. He was described as a prolific writer who sent dozens of letters a day.Musical tributes were provided by Taina Asili, Fred Riley and young MOVE members in the Seeds of Wisdom.1978 police assault on MOVEPhil Africa was one of nine MOVE members serving highly contested 30-to-100-year sentences for third-degree murder in the shooting death of a police officer during the group’s Aug. 8, 1978, confrontation with almost 600 Philadelphia police. Although much of the evidence at the scene, including MOVE’s house, was quickly destroyed by police, it is strongly suspected that the officer was killed by “friendly fire,” since the fatal shot was to the back of his head.MOVE, founded in the early 1970s by a group of naturalist revolutionaries, had withstood a nearly year-long siege by police trying to evict them from their home in the Powelton Village section of Philadelphia. The death by trampling of Phil Africa’s month-old son Life Africa by police in 1976 was one of many incidents of brutality that fueled the confrontation.During political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s early career as a journalist, he covered the MOVE organization’s fight against notoriously racist Philadelphia Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo in the 1970s. Abu-Jamal sent a statement to the tribute in which he described the heated trial that led to the conviction of the nine MOVE members as “nothing short of scandal.” He  noted that “several days after the trial, Judge Edwin Malmed would admit … he ‘hadn’t the faintest idea’… who killed the cop.”The nine MOVE members were given the longest third-degree murder sentences in the history of Pennsylvania. Since 2008, MOVE members have been repeatedly denied parole on the basis that they refuse to “express remorse,” as required by law, for a crime they did not commit. Another of the MOVE 9, Merle Africa, died under suspicious circumstances in March 1998.30th commemoration of 1985 bombingOn May 13, 1985, Phil Africa’s second son, Little Phil, was one of five children burned to death along with six adults, when police dropped a bomb on the roof of MOVE’s second home in West Philadelphia. The bomb ignited a fire that also destroyed 61 homes in a predominantly African-American community.The MOVE Commission, which investigated the events, described the actions of government officials, including Philadelphia’s Mayor Wilson Goode and police and fire commissioners, as “reckless,” “ill-conceived” and “unconscionable.” A powerful, military-style bomb containing C4 had been dropped from a police helicopter on the row house on Osage Avenue where MOVE members lived. Officials allowed the resulting fire to burn down an entire city block. Police were then instructed to shoot at MOVE members, including children, who were attempting to flee the fire.Ramona Africa, the sole adult survivor, charges that “police bombed us because of our unrelenting fight for our family members who had been in prison unjustly as a result of the 1978 police attack on MOVE.“We tried to get our children, our animals and ourselves out of that blazing inferno. The adults were hollering out that we’re coming out, we’re bringing the children out,” Africa reported. “And we know that the police heard us. But the very instant we were visible to them … they immediately opened fire. We were met with a barrage of police gunfire … and it forced us back into that blazing inferno.”This act of terror, one of the most horrific examples of police brutality to occur in the U.S., resulted only in a well-orchestrated government cover-up. Not one of the city, state or federal officials responsible was ever brought to justice. Not one of these officials has ever faced criminal charges. Ramona Africa was the only person sentenced to prison as a result of the incident.The events leading up to and surrounding the 1985 bombing are the subject of the 2013 documentary “Let the Fire Burn.” The MOVE organization and its supporters continue to fight the unjust incarceration of the MOVE 9 and demand justice for those who lost their lives in 1985.This May 13 will mark 30 years since that blatant act of murder by government officials.  A commemoration rally and march/car caravan will be held in Philadelphia, with activists participating from around the world. Featured speakers and performers include Alton Maddox, Michael Coard, Ward Churchill, Cornel West, Nancy Mansour, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., Glenn Ford, Amina Baraka, Rebel Diaz, Mmoja Ajabu, The Welfare Poets and more. For information contact [email protected] Africa, minister of confrontation for the MOVE organization, described Phil Africa’s life as “an example of resistance.” She ended the program with a call for everyone to follow Phil’s example and be in Philadelphia on May 13 this year to help “shut the system down!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Unsettled Weather Settling in Over the Next Few Days

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Unsettled Weather Settling in Over the Next Few Days Unsettled Weather Settling in Over the Next Few DaysHoosier Ag Today Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says that very unsettled weather will be settling in over the next few days throughout parts of the state.  He says Southern Indiana should be safe from moisture through Saturday, but Northern Indiana could see just enough, a few hundredths of an inch to a quarter of an inch, to prevent drying down.“As we move into Sunday, we are going to be seeing a front sagging through the entire state. A few days ago, we thought it would hit everybody, but now we’re thinking maybe only 60 percent coverage.”Martin says the unsettled weather pattern doesn’t end there.“As we go through the first part of next week, Monday and Tuesday, we still see just enough instability to kick off a few scattered showers and thunderstorms for both Monday and Tuesday. I don’t think coverage is going to be any more than probably 20 to 30 percent of the state. But then as we head toward the Tuesday night-Wednesday period, we have a big nasty weather system that wants to come in and bring rain anywhere from a quarter to maybe one inch with some strong thunderstorms in there.”Looking ahead to next weekend, Martin says the 19th and 20th, perhaps even the 21st, shouldn’t see a lot of moisture.“But around the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, we have to watch to see if the remains of any kind of tropical system can come up into our neck of the woods. The GFS model is still trying to bring some of that moisture in. I don’t think it happens, but it’s something we definitely need to watch. Long story short, if you’re looking for 3 or 4 days of dryness back-to-back to get some field work done here, I can’t give it to you in the next 10 days.”This week’s planting forecast made possible by First Farmers Bank and Trust, Firmly Planted, Here to Stay, and by Kokomo Grain. SHARE Unsettled Weather Settling in Over the Next Few Days Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – May 11, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleNAFTA Negotiating Continues but Time is an IssueNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 11, 2018 Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Woman attacked at gunpoint on TCU’s campus

first_imgTrump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Linkedin Twitter Facebook printA woman was attacked by a man Sunday night around 7 p.m. near Ed Landreth Hall off West Cantey Street on TCU’s campus, according to an email sent out to TCU students by campus police.According to the email, a man demanded the woman hand over her cell phone. The woman said she refused and the man struck her with a hard object in the back of the head four times and threatened to shoot her.She said she bit the man and was able to run inside Ed Landreth Hall and call the police, according to the email. The suspect was last seen running north on Wabash Avenue.TCU police sgt. Kelly Ham said they have video of the suspect running north on Wabash avenue however the video is not clear enough to identify the suspect.TCU police Sgt. Kelly Ham said the woman was treated for injuries on the scene by the Fort Worth Fire Department and Medstar paramedics.Ham also said that the TCU and Fort Worth Police Departments extensively searched the surrounding neighborhoods following the incident. He added the TCU Police will post extra security in the area.The email described the suspect as a clean shaven, Hispanic male between 19-22 years of age, 5’8″, 175 pounds with dark medium length hair.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a bright colored design on the front and black basketball type shorts.Check back to for updates as this story develops. Joey McReynolds Joey McReynolds The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Facebook Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Previous articleFort Worth Bike Sharing celebrates expansion at new Stockyards station.Next articlePantherFest to host a 2,000 foot slip-and-slide in downtown Fort Worth Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Joey McReynolds Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Joey McReynolds Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Joey McReynolds + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddItlast_img read more

SGA inspires others on Random Acts of Kindness Day

first_imgLinkedin Tatum Smith Tatum is a journalism and design studies double-major at TCU from Little Rock, Arkansas. Aside from working for student media, Tatum is involved in Reformed University Fellowship, KLIFE Ministries, and TCU Student Ambassadors. Facebook Twitter Previous articleBob Schieffer talks impeachment as public hearings begin on Capitol HillNext articleNews Now 11/13/19 Tatum Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tatum Smith Tatum Smith ReddIt Tatum Smith SGA to implement honor code on campus soon Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook printTCU’s Student Government Association (SGA) wanted to make sure everyone felt loved for the day. On Random Acts of Kindness Day, SGA members handed out 20 dozen doughnuts, 300 roses, and over 1,000 Kind bars.SGA chose to hand out roses because they represent love and kindness, and they gave each rose a tag reading: “You are loved.”Some members of SGA also decided to help the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity to help sell wristbands to honor the death of Jack Elliott. The money will go toward a charity of Elliott’s parents’ choice.SGA didn’t originally plan on teaming up with Lambda Chi to sell the wristbands, but a little over halfway through tabling, SGA members noticed the fraternity’s table and offered to help.SGA member Laurent Honeycutt said he thinks this SGA initiative is important because it spreads kindness, love and support.“It’s about being kind to anyone for any reason,” said Honeycutt, a sophomore marketing major.The SGA Random Acts of Kindness Day graphic. Photo courtesy of TCU SGA.SGA members also clipped pins reading “You are loved” on people’s backpacks without them knowing.Vice President of Operations Ryan Chandler started Random Acts of Kindness Day at TCU three years ago with his friend Katie Kovarik. “If one person could have a better day, turn their week around, it is a success,” said Chandler, a junior marketing major. “That is our only goal.”Chandler also said he hopes this initiative will encourage people to do something nice for someone else.Sophomore movement science major Cooper Gollier said SGA’s initiative has inspired her to open doors for those with full hands, buy a coffee for someone and text a friend to have a great day.“Random Acts of Kindness Day has opened my eyes to the importance of noticing those around me,” Gollier said. “It is amazing how much people can elevate someone else’s mood by noticing a need of theirs and filling it.” Sophomore pre-business major Isabelle Walsh agrees with Gollier.“I’m always very appreciative when others take the time to check in on me and catch up, and that has inspired me recently to do the same for people I may not see very often and see if I can help them with anything to make their day better,” Walsh said. Tatum Smith World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Twitter The SGA Random Acts of Kindness Table. Photo by Tatum Smith. Linkedin SGA plans to revise pass/no credit system Students to vote on combination of SGA vice president positions What we’re reading: A letter from the whistleblower’s lawyer, Bloomberg potentially running for president + posts last_img read more