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Top eSports events 2018 streaming equivalent to 21,700 years in total…

first_img Formula 1 TAGS2018 FIFA World CupeSports Global StreamingLeague of LegendsSports Streaming RecordTop eSports events 2018Twitchworld’s biggest eSports eventsYouTube SHARE ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Facebook Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – December 8, 2018 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Four of the world’s biggest eSports events this year have accumulated an awe-awakening 190.1 million hours (21,700 years) worth of aggregate live streams in 2018. This will be a global sports’ streaming record.The analysis of the eSports industry based on the results of the top four global leaders – the League of Legends World Championship Finals 2018, the eLeague Major: Boston, The International 2018 from Dota 2, and the Overwatch League Finals – indicate a 6.9% growth across the industry, Sportspromedia has reported quoting a Newzoo report. ESports thus is creating global sports streaming records. Top eSports events 2018 streaming equivalent to 21,700 years in total time Cricket Cricket Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoSuryakumar YadavUndoPUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Undo“The League of Legends World Championship Finals was 2018’s biggest tournament by live hours watched across Twitch and YouTube Gaming, boasting 81.1 million hours watched,” the sports business news platform has quoted Newzoo senior marketing analyst Jurre Pannekeet as saying. Pannekeet specialises in eSports.Also Read: NASCAR ties up with Race Team Alliance, 704 Games for eSports League“Although the event’s viewership decreased slightly from last year, it is worth noting that the event’s quarter-finals took place across two days, compared to four days in 2017. What’s more, viewership for the event’s top Twitch channel, Riot Games, has increased. The channel streamed the event for a duration of 304 hours to an average of 93,000 Twitch viewers.“Overall, this generated 28.1 million hours of live viewership for the channel—up 11.7 per cent from last year’s numbers.”In comparison with traditional sport, streaming analyst Conviva reported record over-the-top (OTT) consumption during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including 5.5 billion viewing hours during the quarter-final between France and Argentina.In eSports, the eLeague Major: Boston was the second most-viewed tournament, attracting 54.1 million hours watched across Twitch and YouTube Gaming, which was closely followed by The International 2018 with a total of 49.3 million hours consumed, states the report.Meanwhile, viewers watched 5.6 million hours of the inaugural Overwatch League Finals – the vast majority via Twitch, which reportedly paid US$90 million to stream the Overwatch League in a two-year media rights deal.Also Read: Indian eSports start-up poised for $30m funding in Round 2 FinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing Football Cricket Cricket Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Wagner dismisses Ajinkya Rahane; IND 182/6; follow Live Updates Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleInternational athletes in Delhi to get annual ₹16 lakh for training, coachingNext articleManav enters Junior Worlds quarters Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket last_img read more

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Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgSanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileSanlam Kenya Plc (formerly Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Co. Ltd) is an insurance company which underwrites classes of short- and long-term insurance businesses in Kenya. The company offers services for ordinary life insurance, superannuation, general insurance and investments; providing individual life, group and general insurance products as well as investment management services. Sanlam Kenya underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, credit protection, education, retirement, mortgage protection and property protection. It also has expertise in financial planning and retirement fund management and offers solutions for investment and wealth management as well as diversified asset management solutions. Formerly known as Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Limited, the company changed its name to Sanlam Kenya Plc in 2016. The company is a subsidiary of Hubris Holdings Limited with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanlam Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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La Cathédrale Christ Church de Zanzibar ouvre un centre à…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 L’intérieur comme l’extérieur de la Cathédrale anglicane Christ Church de Zanzibar ont été massivement restaurés. Photo : Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceÀ écouter dans la Magazine Anglican : l’interview du Rév. Nuhu Justine Sallanya, directeur du centre de mémoire de l’esclavage à Zanzibar. À découvrir : la Cathédrale anglicane, avec dans sa nef une croix fabriquée avec le bois de l’arbre sous lequel fut enseveli le coeur de Livingstone, artisan de l’abolition de l’esclavage. Et à la fin de l’émission, le combat de Rowan Williams et Justin Welby contre l’esclavage moderne.[Episcopal News Service – Stone Town, Zanzibar] La Cathédrale anglicane Christ Church est un symbole de la commémoration des hommes, femmes et enfants enlevés en Afrique de l’Est et vendus en esclavage. Structure imposante en pierre juste à l’extérieur des rues et coursives étroites de la cité historique, la cathédrale rappelle aussi le rôle de l’Église anglicane dans l’abolition de la traite des esclaves et sa contribution à la diffusion du christianisme en Afrique.Désignée Site du patrimoine mondial par l’UNESCO en 2000, Stone Town accueille plus de 100 000 visiteurs chaque année, dont la plupart visitent la cathédrale où des guides proposent des visites de l’édifice construit sur l’ancien marché aux esclaves.A l’automne 2013, le Diocèse anglican de Zanzibar qui fait partie de l’Église anglicane de Tanzanie, a démarré, en partenariat avec le World Monuments Fund-Britain, un projet visant à préserver la cathédrale et à créer un centre de commémoration de l’abolition de l’esclavage ainsi qu’à éduquer le public sur l’esclavage dans ses formes modernes.« Le projet préservera un monument hautement significatif et favorisera l’accès à l’un des endroits les plus importants du patrimoine d’Afrique de l’Est » a déclaré l’Évêque de Zanzibar Michael Hafidh, dans un message électronique. « Raconter le récit de ce sombre chapitre de l’histoire de la région d’une manière ouverte et factuelle aidera à combler les écarts sociaux et ethniques et à promouvoir la tolérance, la réconciliation et une société inclusive ».Le Centre du Patrimoine a ouvert le 15 juin avec l’exposition sur le commerce des esclaves en Afrique de l’Est. Photo : Dan Barlow/Diocèse de ZanzibarLe Centre du patrimoine racontera l’histoire de la traite des esclaves en Afrique de l’Est, en anglais et en swahili, afin de favoriser le dialogue interconfessionnel, d’éduquer les touristes, de combler les écarts sociaux et ethniques et d’enseigner aux enfants la tolérance et la réconciliation visant à promouvoir une société inclusive.« Le projet de création du centre du patrimoine… en le rendant accessible aux écoliers, qui sont les futurs leaders du pays, favorisera le dialogue et la compréhension interconfessionnelle et intercommunale » nous écrit l’Évêque Hafidh dont la mère était chrétienne et le père musulman.Le Diocèse de Zanzibar doit encore lever des fonds pour rénover la flèche. Photo : Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceL’Union européenne et le Fonds des États-Unis pour la préservation culturelle, entre autres donateurs, grands ou petits, ont apporté une aide financière pour le projet de restauration de la cathédrale. Exception faite de la flèche, la restauration est achevée.Le centre du patrimoine a ouvert le 15 juin. Avec une exposition sur le traite des esclaves en Afrique de l’Est qui retrace l’histoire de l’esclavage et de la traite des esclaves, en commençant par la capture dans des lieux comme le Congo, le Kenya, le Tanganyika, en passant par le transport, les acheteurs et les vendeurs, le labeur dans les plantations d’épices et le voyage à l’étranger, jusqu’à la liberté et les séquelles de l’esclavage qui demeurent à Zanzibar, archipel d’îles de 1,3 million d’habitants, la majorité d’entre eux musulmans.« Zanzibar était un important point de transbordement pour les esclaves venant du continent qui étaient vendus sur le marché aux esclaves de Zanzibar aux propriétaires de plantations arabes ou swahilis pour travailler dans les plantations d’épices sur l’île de Zanzibar ou sur l’île voisine de Pemba » nous dit Derek Peterson, professeur d’histoire et d’études africaines à l’Université du Michigan et membre de l’Église épiscopale St. Andrew à Ann Arbor. « Ou parfois ils étaient également vendus en grand nombre aux trafiquants qui les emmenaient autour du Cap de Bonne-Espérance jusqu’au Brésil ».La traite des esclaves passa en Afrique de l’Est après que le parlement britannique eut voté de mettre fin à la traite des esclaves en Afrique de l’Ouest et eut ultérieurement positionné des escadres de la Navy pour intercepter les navires d’esclaves en chemin vers le Nouveau Monde, faisant monter le prix des esclaves, poursuit Derek Peterson, qui a précédemment enseigné à l’Université de Cambridge en Angleterre. La demande pour le travail des esclaves était élevée aux Caraïbes et au Brésil, pays qui n’a supprimé l’esclavage qu’à la fin du 19ème siècle.En plus de la partie à la mémoire des esclaves qui étaient amenés sur le marché, la cathédrale commémore également le travail de l’explorateur et missionnaire écossais David Livingstone et ses efforts pour abolir la traite des esclaves.« La cathédrale elle-même s’érige comme monument en faveur de l’abolition de l’esclavage ; l’Église anglicane de Zanzibar est issue d’une longue campagne contre la traite des esclaves en Afrique de l’Est inspirée par les prises de position de David Livingstone » nous confie Derek Peterson.« Il [Livingstone] se rend à Cambridge et fait un discours célèbre à la Regent House au cours duquel il invite une génération de jeunes Britanniques à aller en Afrique centrale sauver les Africains des dégradations causées par les trafiquants d’esclaves arabes et swahilis » nous apprend Derek Peterson.Statues d’esclaves enchaînés les uns aux autres par le cou servent de rappel des atrocités subies par les hommes, les femmes et les enfants qui ont été capturés et vendus en esclavage en Afrique de l’Est. Photo : Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service« Le discours idéaliste de David Livingstone fait naître toute une mission au sein de l’UMCA peuplée d’étudiants anglicans entreprenants à l’âme noble d’Oxford et Cambridge et d’autres universités britanniques qui y adhèrent et créent cette mission « Universities Mission to Central Africa » dont la vocation première est de tracer une voie pour le christianisme et le commerce, qui est ce que David Livingstone voulait promouvoir ».À la suite du discours de David Livingstone des années 1870, la mission UMCA fut lancée à Zanzibar et à l’intérieur du pays qui est aujourd’hui le Malawi, où les missionnaires ouvrirent des postes pour accueillir les esclaves affranchis, certains rachetés par eux et d’autres qu’ils avaient secourus.« Ils forment les premières congrégations missionnaires anglicanes d’évangélisation et deviennent plus tard d’importants émissaires du christianisme dans d’autres parties de l’Afrique de l’Est et des agents de la mission anglicane qui prêchent, traduisent et travaillent au côté des missionnaires britanniques à l’évangélisation » poursuit-il.Les anglicans d’aujourd’hui à Zanzibar retrouvent leurs racines dans ces derniers esclaves affranchis et émancipés, nous confie James Kaleza, secrétaire diocésain auxiliaire, pendant une entrevue à Stone Town en avril.« La plupart des anglicans d’Afrique sont des descendants d’esclaves car leurs ancêtres sont ceux qui furent amenés ici pour y être vendus et qui se retrouvèrent à la mission » nous dit James Kaleza. « Ils sont devenus les premiers anglicans, la plupart sont des autochtones avec des racines qui remontent jusqu’à la traite des esclaves ».Les missionnaires anglicans ont non seulement apporté l’Évangile à Zanzibar et sur le continent, où il a commencé à se développer rapidement, mais ils ont construit des hôpitaux et des écoles où ont été formés des médecins, des infirmières, des professeurs et des prêtres, ajoute-t-il.Le maître-autel de la Cathédrale anglicane Christ Church marque l’emplacement où se tenait autrefois un pilori. Photo : Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceL’Anglicanisme a continué à se développer lentement à Zanzibar jusqu’à la révolution de 1964 lorsque le Sultan de Zanzibar fut évincé du pouvoir et que le nouveau gouvernement reprit les écoles, l’hôpital et le siège central. C’est alors que l’église ferma ses écoles et hôpitaux et déplaça son siège sur le continent. La présence de l’église sur l’île s’affaiblit et ses bâtiments, y compris la cathédrale, tombèrent en ruine, poursuit James Kaleza.« Cela resta ainsi jusque dans les années 1990, lorsque le gouvernement changea de politique et annonça que le secteur privé pouvait continuer à enseigner » dit-il, ajoutant que le Diocèse de Zanzibar restitua son autorité à l’île. « Le diocèse fut réinauguré en 2001 ».La reconsécration de la Cathédrale anglicane Christ Church aura lieu à la fin de cette année ou début 2017.Aujourd’hui, plus de 95 % des habitants de Zanzibar sont musulmans. Parmi les minorités religieuses figurent des païens, des hindous et des chrétiens, 2,5 à 3 %, dont des catholiques romains, des anglicans, des luthériens et des pentecôtistes. Et en dépit de ce que l’on entend habituellement, les arabes n’étaient pas les seuls propriétaires d’esclaves. Il était possible pour des africains noirs de gravir l’échelle sociale et de posséder eux-mêmes des esclaves.L’esclavage en Afrique de l’Est n’était pas semblable au type d’esclavage à grande échelle des plantations des États-Unis, où les gens étaient contraints et forcés de travailler dans des conditions inhumaines, nous dit Derek Peterson.« Les esclaves d’Afrique de l’Est pouvaient également être des artisans, ils pouvaient être des hommes d’affaires, ils pouvaient prendre des emplois de leur propre chef et remettre une partie de leurs bénéfices à leur propriétaire. Mais ils pouvaient être très entreprenants dans leur travail » dit-il, ajoutant que ce genre d’esclavage continua à exister pendant tout le 19ème siècle.La St. Monica Lodge est une pension située dans l’enceinte de la cathédrale qui peut accueillir des groupes. Photo : Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceLe Parlement britannique adopta la Loi d’abolition de l’esclavage en 1833, abolissant la pratique de l’esclavage dans tous les territoires britanniques ; Zanzibar demeura un protectorat britannique gouverné par un sultanat omanais jusqu’à plus d’un siècle plus tard. En 1963, la Grande-Bretagne accorda à Zanzibar sa liberté et une révolution se produisit en janvier 1964. (Plus tard cette année-là, le Tanganyika, ancienne colonie anglaise et allemande, et Zanzibar s’unirent pour former la Tanzanie.)« En 1964, le Sultanat fut renversé par un groupe de militants politiques populistes qui se faisaient appeler les « Africains noirs »… disaient livrer un combat racial et qu’ils renversaient une aristocratie arabe islamique qui avait opprimé les africains noirs » nous explique Derek Peterson. « C’est ainsi que la révolution de 1964 se joua principalement en termes raciaux… et c’est pourquoi aujourd’hui lorsque vous posez des questions sur la traite des esclaves, – à Zanzibar – c’est toujours considéré comme un problème racial ».« Les africains noirs pouvaient et devinrent eux-même des propriétaires d’esclaves en devenant musulmans, s’associant la civilisation et la hiérarchie sur la côte et gravirent l’échelle sociale qui n’était pas répartie par race mais plutôt par progrès de la de civilisation » poursuit Derek Peterson.« La capacité de parler le swahili, de maîtriser les signes de la civilisation, de s’habiller de la façon appropriée… l’économie de l’esclavage en Afrique de l’Est était quelque chose de très complexe où il n’y avait pas une classe de propriétaires d’esclaves clairement définie, pas plus qu’il n’y avait une classe clairement définie d’esclaves. C’était une économie beaucoup plus ouverte et les négociations auxquelles tout un chacun participait formait un groupe social dynamique ».Le centre du patrimoine vise, d’une certaine façon à rétablir les faits et à promouvoir la réconciliation.À Zanzibar, l’histoire de la traite des esclaves a été enseigné d’une manière qui blâme les Arabes et par association l’Islam, nous dit le Rév. Nuhu Sallanya, directeur du Centre de patrimoine culturel, dans un message électronique.« La vérité est qu’en Afrique de l’Est participaient à la traite des esclaves des arabes, des indiens, des africains et des chefs locaux » ajouta-t-il. « Raconter le récit de ce sombre chapitre de l’histoire de la région d’une manière ouverte et factuelle aidera à combler les écarts sociaux et ethniques et à promouvoir la tolérance, la réconciliation et une société inclusive ».– Lynette Wilson est rédacteur et journaliste de l’Episcopal News Service. 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Brewdog’s climate change beer to raise funds for 10:10

first_img Independent craft brewer BrewDog has created Make Earth Great Again, its latest ‘protest beer’. It is designed to “remind leaders to prioritise Climate Change issues”, and all proceeds from its sales will be donated to 10:10, the charity lobbying for legislative changes to tackle climate change.BrewDog is typically upfront with the beer’s message and marketing. The beer:was inspired by the USA’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accordcontains ingredients sourced from areas most affected by global warmingis fermented at a higher temperature than any other beer styleis served from a beer tap “built into a life-size polar bear replica”The campaign is accompanied by an infographic on the BrewDog blog and social media, which provides advice on how anyone can make lifestyle changes that will have a positive effect on tackling climate change.Five small changes that make a MEGA difference.https://t.co/GeLg4loGv0 pic.twitter.com/3uAc0kdn9v Advertisement Brewdog’s climate change beer to raise funds for 10:10  205 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 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. — BrewDog (@BrewDog) November 2, 2017 BrewDog co-founder, James Watt, explained why the company created the beer. He said: “Make Earth Great Again is a reaction to declining interest from notable world leaders to the biggest issues facing our planet and civilisation. Beer is a universal language, with the capacity to make an impact the world over, so we decided to make a statement and brew a beer that could have a direct, positive impact on climate change both through supporting an organisation making a difference, and providing a vehicle for craft beer fans to make their voices heard by the establishment.“This beer is our statement of intent to hold a mirror up to all of the establishment figures that could and should do more on an issue that affects everyone on the planet. We hope everyone who can make a positive impact on climate change at a legislative level takes note of what the beer represents.”Alice Bell, director of communications at 10:10 Climate Action added: “At 10:10, we often say that one of the more powerful things you can do to tackle climate change is talk about it. And what better way to start those conversations than a bottle of beer?”Whether you work in a brewhouse or the White House, standing up to climate change is everyone’s responsibility. https://t.co/RkUjZ1wEYu pic.twitter.com/1TcTCY02lJ— BrewDog (@BrewDog) November 1, 2017 Where to drink itThe limited edition beer is available at BrewDog’s bar in Shoreditch, London where you can buy a schooner of Make Earth Great Again poured from the polar bear’s mouth. Bottles of the beer are available to buy at BrewDog.com and across the brewery’s craft beer bars around the world. Howard Lake | 29 November 2017 | News BrewDog has sent a case of Make Earth Great Again bottles to The White House, in an attempt to capture the attention of the President. Brewdog commits to giving away 20% of its profits each year (31 August 2017)  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Tagged with: alcohol corporate environmentlast_img read more

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NATO Summit sets agenda for aggression

first_imgProtest at NATO Summit in Newport, Wales.Imperialist heads of state at the Sept. 4-5 NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, met under U.S. pressure to escalate their anti-Russia maneuvers regarding Ukraine, to schedule their gradual exit from Afghanistan and to open war on the Islamic State.The summit’s proposed goals all involved making NATO capable of rapid intervention on three continents, far from the North Atlantic region. While it was apparent that the U.S. would face reluctance from member states throughout the alliance, there was no mistaking Washington’s aggressive intentions.President Barack Obama pushed a proposal to increase military spending by all NATO members to at least 2 percent of gross national product. The U.S., the center of world imperialism, usually spends more than 4 percent. The only other NATO countries currently spending more than 2 percent are Turkey, France, Portugal, Estonia and Greece. (International Business Times, Sept. 4)All Europe is in a severe economic recession, with pressure on all national governments to cut spending. While all these governments avoid openly confronting Washington, funding NATO faces many obstacles.Most of the NATO countries’ increased spending would purchase weapons from the U.S.-based military-industrial complex. Using national budgets to buy more arms would decrease the funds available for social services for the working class, which is already hurt by in-place austerity programs.Obama’s original plans to maximize economic sanctions against Russia were upended by the recent successes of the anti-fascist resistance in Ukraine against the coup-government in Kiev. The sanctions hurt the West European economies along with the Russian people. French shipbuilders winced as they cancelled billions of dollars’ worth of sales to Russia, and German manufacturers were forced to find ways to work around the sanctions.The imperialist heads’ answer to Kiev’s collapse in the Donbass region was to set up a 4,000-troop, rapid-deployment force to throw into battle at any point in the world on a few days’ notice. Given the confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, this new force could only be seen as a provocation that could lead to an extremely destructive war.Anti-ISIS coalitionObama and British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote a joint opinion statement in the London Times on Sept. 4 calling on NATO to confront the organization known as ISIS or ISIL, now called the Islamic State, which controls some territory in Iraq and Syria.Obama then used the presence of so many heads of state at the summit to set up a new coalition to coordinate an assault allegedly aimed at eradicating ISIS. The 28 NATO states weren’t united on this initiative for a “war on ISIL,” however. Obama plans to appeal to the U.S. public with a major televised speech Sept. 10 pushing this new aggressive move.Reuters published on Sept. 5 that “Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told foreign and defense ministers from 10 nations at a hastily arranged meeting that there were many ways they could help, including training and equipping the Iraqis. … Hagel told ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Denmark that they, with the United States, formed the core group for tackling the Sunni militant group.”Though the militarist rantings of Arizona’s Sen. John McCain make Obama’s relative calm look reasonable, the NATO summit shows that even the president’s “don’t do stupid stuff” foreign policy runs big risks for the world.These risks include conflict with Russia. They also include putting “boots on the ground” in Iraq and/or Syria once the bombing raids on these countries prove ineffective. And behind the anti-ISIL rhetoric are the continued plans for regime change in Syria.To counter these war moves, demonstrators outside the NATO meeting faced down the 9,500 police and military guarding the imperialists and other heads of state and raised their slogans: “No new wars! No to NATO!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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PUSD, Health Department Looking at Waiver Process to Reopen Schools

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Although the County of Board Supervisors approved a waiver process that could lead to some K-2 students returning to school, Pasadena teachers’ union and PUSD have not agreed on terms to a contract, meaning local schools will likely remain closed.School superintendents around the county must submit school district waiver requests to re-open for approval by the local Health Officer. The decision to grant a waiver will be based on ensuring that schools are able to open in full adherence with L.A. County school re-opening protocols.The process also requires consultation with the California Department of Public Health prior to accepting or rejecting waiver applications.The move comes after the county avoided a feared Labor Day spike in coronavirus cases.Meanwhile, teachers in the Pasadena Unified School District have not agreed to a contract, which means they most likely will not be returning to in-person instruction.“They had a negotiation on September 2nd and then on September 22nd. And I think the next one is on October 8th,” said Scott Phelps, vice president of the Pasadena Unified School District School Board.“There’s a noticeable lack of urgency in that schedule where it’s 20 days between the first two and then 16 days. I wish they were negotiating more,” Phelps said.The union has told its members that their health and safety are the union’s top priority.“Until the conditions set forth by the Pasadena Department of Public Health and those documented in our MOU (memorandum of understanding) are met, there will be no further discussion on returning to in-person instruction,” said Union President Allison Steppes.The city’s Health Department revised its emergency order on Sept. 8 to allow K-12 schools to offer limited in-person learning and services for students with specific needs beginning on Sept. 14.The order includes students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), students requiring instruction for English as a Second Language (ESL), and/or students needing assessments or specialized in-school services. Students returning to campus must not exceed 10 percent of total student enrollment.“We have been working directly with PUSD and with other schools in Pasadena to prepare them for the waiver application process,” said city Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh. “All requirements for the application have been available on our website for several weeks, and we expect to open the portal for waiver applications in the next two weeks.Goh said the Pasadena Public Health Dept. has not received “reports of outbreaks at schools, yet.”“We have already been working with schools directly to allow small cohorts of students on campus for in-person activities, separately from the waiver process,” Goh said.“So far allowed activities on campus has been limited to childcare activities, office activities supporting remote learning, youth sports in line with protocols, and small cohorts. SAT/standardized testing in small cohorts has been allowed recently, too,” Goh said Wednesday.A spokesperson for United Teachers of Pasadena, UTP, could not be reached for comment on this story.PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald said the district’s first priority throughout the pandemic has always been the safety and well-being of students, employees, and families.“We are now considering the impact that the early reopening of elementary school grades would have on our students and will make a decision soon,” McDonald said.“We are also working on ways to provide in-person services during the physical closure of school campuses for small groups of our most vulnerable students, including students with disabilities, English learners, foster youth, and students experiencing homelessness.”McDonald said the district has questions about the kindergarten-second grade waiver process and how it will be implemented.“We are committed to making this decision carefully and thoughtfully, taking into account the health and safety of our community, the impact on learning and the social-emotional well-being of our students, and the training time needed to prepare to welcome our students back to campus,” McDonald said. 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City Could Buy K-Rail Barriers, Investing In Continuing On-Street Dining

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News Business News Public Safety City Could Buy K-Rail Barriers, Investing In Continuing On-Street Dining Finance Committee to discuss renting apparatus for three months By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 2:31 pm Top of the News Subscribe HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Image courtesy City of PasadenaThe city could take steps to purchase K-rail barriers that would allow officials to lower expenses as the outdoor dining program continues.According to a city staff report contained in Thursday’s Finance Committee agenda, the committee will discuss spending $50,000 from the Off-Street Parking Fund and $100,000 from the Old Pasadena Parking Meter Fund to rent concrete K-rail barriers. That appropriation would allow the city to continue renting barriers through Jan. 18.However, the city is looking to remove the expense of renting the units by buying its own barriers if on-street dining continues beyond that date.“Currently, transportation staff is working jointly with economic development staff to submit a grant application for funds that could be used to purchase the K-rails and allow for the on-street dining program to continue for as long as desired without additional expense for barriers,” according to the report.If the city cannot acquire grant funds, staff will return to the City Council through its ED Tech Committee.In an effort to help local restaurants, the city implemented the first phase of its outdoor dining program on Colorado Boulevard in Playhouse Village on July 11.The city has implemented 15 block faces of on-street dining, which allows for just under 50 restaurants to offer outdoor seating, in compliance with the state’s Stay at Home order. This funding allows for those locations to continue to operate with city-provided barriers and other traffic-control devices.Like most small businesses, restaurants have been hit hard by the virus. First being forced to close their doors during the initial Safer At Home order, local eateries were again forced to shutter indoor operation again after making changes to reopen.“I think some of the restaurants have been really relying on being able to use some of the public space as a matter of survival. And so we’ve been accommodating them,” said Mayor Terry Tornek. Even after restrictions are eased, restaurants may still only be allowed 25 percent indoor dining.“For many restaurants that’s not enough to keep them afloat,” Tornek said. “So the outdoor dining process is a requirement or a dependence on outdoor dining I should say, is going to be with us for quite some time. And a big part of that is making sure that people are safe while they’re dining outdoors. K-rails are all part of that strategy”Councilmember Victor Gordo, who is running against Tornek for the mayor’s seat in the Nov. 3 election, said the city has to be prepared for the coming winter months when the weather becomes less hospitable.“The city’s commitment to helping businesses, including restaurants, make it through difficult times, has to be much broader,” Gordo said. “It has to include an interim plan for the coming winter days. Rain and cold will be different elements that have to be addressed and that’ll mean changing the guidelines for outdoor dining, so that restaurants and other businesses can operate in cold and even in rain.“It will also include working with other agencies like Sacramento and the state ABC (Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) to conform to ensure that state law and ABC regulations conform with our local rules, allowing restaurants to operate outdoors.“The city has to be nimble and flexible and responsive to all the needs of residents and businesses alike to ensure that residents feel safe and are safe and are able to operate in a manner that’s safe,” Gordo said.Last week, restaurant owners in Los Angeles were told by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti there is no more money to continue outside dining in Los Angeles according to NBC4 News.NBC4 reported it had uncovered correspondence by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation indicating the program has largely been put on ice. 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Donegal Island Fishermen have ‘positive’ Oireachtas meeting

first_imgNews Previous articleBallybofey con-man behind barsNext article‘Normal’ service for Ulster back customers by July 16th News Highland By News Highland – July 4, 2012 Donegal Island Fishermen have ‘positive’ Oireachtas meeting Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Representatives for Donegal Island Fishermen have said they are encouraged by the response to their Island Survival Plan presentation to an Oireachtas Committee.Restrictions on Salmon fishing and the ban on fishing within forty miles of the coast have seen many fishermen in Donegal losing their livelihoods and, it’s claimed, has led to mass emigration.Since 1998 – the population of Aranmore Island has fallen from over 750 to just 450.Jerry Early was part of the delegation that made the presentation to Oireachtas Committee – he says he is hopeful of a breakthrough on the issue:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/gerrawfish.mp3[/podcast] Twittercenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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INHS to build townhomes on South Cayuga Street site

first_img Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall It seemed like an easy move when the IURA reviewed bids and offered to sell the land to non-profit affordable housing developer Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) in 2013 to facilitate the construction of four for-sale townhouses. The site would be developed into affordable housing, it would generate some new tax revenue, everything looked great. The planning board approved and INHS had been awarded some grant funds to cover the costs.  But then the construction costs rose too high, and INHS was unable to move forward with the plan. They ended up returning the grant money. A local couple proposed a four-townhouse plan, with three market-rate units and one affordable unit, but the affordable unit required a grant to subsidize the costs, and the grant wasn’t awarded, so that plan didn’t move forward either. As part of the effort to keep the $850,000 project financially feasible, the project will also be “mixed-income”. Two of the units will be set aside for prospective buyers making at or below 80% of area median income, while the other two will be middle-market, set aside for prospective buyers making at or below 100% of area median income. For a family of three, that means they must make equal to or less than $60,650/year to qualify for the lower-priced 80% AMI units, or equal to or less than $75,800/year to qualify for the 100% AMI units. Brian Crandall “We’ve always been interested in the site, we were just having trouble making it work financially.  There is significantly less subsidy available to build for-sale homes than there is to build rental housing, and the city has been clear that they wanted for-sale homes in this location, they own the land.  This time around we are working with a modular builder, which has reduced construction costs and INHS is also devoting a significant amount of our own internal funding to the project to close the remaining gap,” said Lynn Truame, senior real estate developer for INHS. ITHACA, N.Y. — 402 S. Cayuga St. has been a problematic site. The parcel, which previously held an apartment building demolished in 2001, was foreclosed on and turned over to the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA), the city department in charge of trying to improve Ithaca’s housing and economy, especially for families of modest means. The goal for the site was, quite reasonably, to sell it someone who would be willing and able to build affordable housing on it. With all the approvals in place, INHS intends to start construction in the next few weeks. Once underway, they should move along quickly – as an extra benefit of the modular approach, Truame notes that the four townhomes should be completed and for sale by the end of the year. Finally, it looks like there is a plan in place to move forward with affordable housing on the site. This fourth plan also happens to come from INHS – four townhouses, but with a different construction approach.center_img “Ithaca has an extremely low rate of homeownership, and a big part of that is our high housing costs. There’s a huge need for affordable for-sale housing in the City (and in many other parts of the County) and it’s part of INHS’ mission to address that need.  It’s challenging to find appropriate parcels for development and to assemble enough financing to keep the sales costs affordable, but given those challenges, we still think it’s realistic for us to build 3-4 affordable for-sale homes every year,” said Truame. Tagged: 402 south cayuga street, affordable housing, city of ithaca, INHS, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, IURA, Lynn Truame By working with modular builder Cayuga Country Homes, INHS was able to rein in the construction costs. Think of it like a Lego kit – the pieces are built off-site and lifted by crane onto the foundation, where they are bolted together and finished out. The revised plans were approved by the Planning Board last month, and both INHS and the city are confident the plan is workable – enough that the IURA has entered into a sales agreement for the South Cayuga Street property. The units would become a part of INHS’s Community Housing Trust, which will lock them in as affordable housing for 99 years. Next up to bat was the Tompkins-Cortland chapter of Habitat For Humanity (TCHFH). Like INHS, they too proposed four townhouses for low-income households, and the project was approved and given grant funding. However, their costs also rose beyond what they could afford, and there were legal issues with easements and the need to establish a Homeowner’s Association, which TCHFH didn’t want to do. They had to cancel their development plans for the site. The IURA was now batting 0-3.last_img read more

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Memorial garden dedicated for Capital Gazette newspaper employees killed in shooting

first_imgKim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — A memorial garden was dedicated in Annapolis, Maryland, Friday in honor of the five newspaper employees shot dead in their newsroom in a “senseless attack” one year ago.On June 28, 2018, four journalists — Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman and John McNamara — and a sales assistant, Rebecca Smith — were gunned down at the Capital Gazette in what became the largest killing of journalists in U.S. history.The suspected gunman, who allegedly had a long grudge against the Capital Gazette, has pleaded not criminally responsible.The garden at Acton’s Cove Waterfront Park has five rose bushes and a memorial plaque, the Capital Gazette reported.That park was a favorite spot for Hiaasen, an assistant editor, who would go there for “solitude” and to think of his next story, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said at Friday’s dedication ceremony.The waterfront garden will serve as a place for community members to “contemplate what was stolen from those five beautiful people,” Buckley said.“It’s extremely fitting that this is where this garden is. Because people will come here… and it will be empty,” said Capital Gazette editor Rick Hutzell. “Come here and think about what these five lives meant.”“I’m far richer for having known them,” said Hutzell, overcome with emotion. “And I’m far poorer for having lost them.”In the hours after the massacre, the Capital Gazette staff chose to continue to report on the tragedy to publish the next day’s newspaper.Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Baltimore Sun Media Group, told the journalists gathered at the ceremony, in the wake of the “senseless attack,” “we have a purpose.”“Wendy, Rebecca, John, Gerald and Rob would’ve expected us to carry on with an even greater purpose. To carry on and nurture our first amendment rights despite the horror that they faced,” he said. “It’s that strength that gives me peace even when I think back to that awful day.”David Dreier, a former congressman and chair of the newspaper’s parent company, called the attack the “most brutal form of attempted censorship.”Yet the “brave people of the Capital Gazette have been honoring their fallen colleagues by making sure… the finest work product is being provided,” Dreier said.“The horror that took place last year has inspired plans for the building of a memorial in our nation’s capital,” Dreier said. He hopes within the next “seven-plus years,” Washington, D.C., will have a memorial for fallen journalists.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Friday morning, “As I reflect on that tragic day — the chaos, the grief, the outpouring of support, the survivors’ commitment to sharing the news — I am reminded of both the strength of my local community and the necessity of freedom of the press.”Hogan proclaimed June 28 to be “Freedom of the Press Day” in the victims’ honor.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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