Delaware igaming continues recovery after strong January

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America Delaware igaming continues recovery after strong January According to figures from Delaware Lottery, which regulates gambling in the state, the three licensed premises generated a combined $738,500 in the first month of 2021, which was up 5.7% on December. The figure was also up a huge 90.7% on January 2020, with igaming play having grown considerably since last March, when the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic led to a first lockdown. Tags: Delaware Finance Regions: US Delawarecenter_img 16th February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Topics: Finance In terms of handle, Delaware’s igaming operators brought in $21.1m in January, which was up 20.6% on December 2020 and 106.8% on January 2020. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Delaware igaming continued to lift in January with handle and revenue rising for the second straight month. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Forget Bitcoin! This market rise could be an opportunity to make a million

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Want to make a million? There are people out there who think Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the way to do it, but I think that’s just deluded.In fact, I reckon it’s a very good way to lose a lot of money, especially as the anonymity and lack of regulation makes cryptocurrencies wide open to various kinds of theft — and there are lot of hackers out there trying to break into crypto exchanges, whereas they’d stand almost no chance of penetrating a bank’s defences.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Russian exchange Wex is a fine example. Wex closed down in 2018, leaving investors out of pocket to the tune of nearly half a billion dollars. Nobody knows where the money went, but there are plenty of conspiracy theories doing the rounds — one is that Wex was plundered by Russia’s Federal Security Service (the successor of the KGB).I’m not sure I believe that, but one thing is for sure and that’s the disappearance of the money.SharesNo, I remain convinced that the best chance any of us has of making a million is by investing in stock market shares and holding them for the long term. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme like Bitcoin (or, I should say, a get-poor-quick scheme for those who bought in at the peak of the madness). It will take time and a bit of focus on investing as much as you can regularly — ideally in a tax-free ISA account.You might point to the weak few years we’ve had of late, but the FTSE 100 has been strengthening towards the end of 2019, and I really think that could be the start of a continuing trend. A long-term strategy can smooth out the short-term ups and downs and take care of any poor timing, and investing regularly will spread that risk anyway. And if you happen upon the start of a bull market, you can benefit from a bit of fortunate timing too.But are we at such a point? The FTSE 100 has risen by 13.5% so far in 2019 (with just one more full day to go), which is an unusually good performance. But that’s mostly come since the election, and prior to that, the gain was only a little over 6% (which is close to the index’s long-term average).BrexitClearly, the election outcome has helped reduce the curse of Brexit uncertainty, and I’m seeing the confidence that’s returning to the FTSE 100 as a good sign.But I think there’s a better indicator in the FTSE 250, which tends to outperform its larger sibling during good times. It’s home to far more smaller companies, and they’re the ones with the better potential to attract growth investors.Over the past couple of years though, that difference has disappeared, with the two indexes pretty much mirroring each other’s progress. However, in recent months, and especially in December, the smaller index has been pulling ahead again. While the two were neck and neck for much of the year, the FTSE 250 has soared to a 25% rise year-to-date.We still face some Brexit uncertainty, but 2020 could be a great year to invest in the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 in your quest to become a millionaire. And at least the KGB won’t get your money. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 30th December, 2019 Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Forget Bitcoin! This market rise could be an opportunity to make a million See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

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Convención General Sermón predicado por Obispa Presidente

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET General Convention, Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Posted Jul 12, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Rector Bath, NC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaches July 12 at the closing Eucharist of the 77th General Convention in Indianapolis. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[12 de julio de 2012] El siguiente sermón fue presentado hoy en la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúne en Indianápolis, Indiana, hasta el 12 de julio.EUCARISTÍA DE CLAUSURA12 de julio de 2012SoderblomRvdma. Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaIglesia EpiscopalTengo algunas malas noticias. El [Comité de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas] PB&F le pidió a Gregory Straub que encontrara la última auditoría y, cuando él fue a buscarla en los Archivos, descubrió que habíamos usado la edición equivocada de la Constitución y Cánones en todas nuestras deliberaciones. La conclusión general es que todo lo que hemos hecho aquí es por tanto inválido. ¿Están dispuestos a comenzar de nuevo?Eso es básicamente lo que le sucedió al rey Josías. Hilcías fue a investigar las finanzas del Templo y descubrió que habían estado leyendo el código legal equivocado durante muchos años.Hemos tenido algunos conflictos aquí que se asemejan un poquito a eso —como la discusión sobre si esta organización es jerárquica o no, o qué clase de gobierno o estructura canónica es más probable que tuvieran en mente los individuos que celebraron la primera convención de la Iglesia Episcopal en 1785.Pasarán muchas más convenciones antes de que todos nosotros convengamos en algo, pero saben una cosa, ¡ESO NO IMPORTA! No nos pondremos de acuerdo antes de la Segunda Venida, pero hay sólo una regla esencial: “ámense unos a otros”, dice Jesús, “como yo les he amado”. Ésa es la primera y única regla de vida común en Cristo. Es la misma que citaba Agustín de Hipona: “ama a Dios y haz lo que quieras”. La versión de Martin Lutero era, “peca con ganas… tendrás más de que arrepentirte”.Nuestra tarea no se consuela tímidamente con los detalles de nuestra buena conducta —¡ni siquiera en el impecable proceso parlamentario! La vida en Cristo es arriesgada, se trata de lanzarse a las inciertas opciones que se presentan ante nosotros, al igual que Indiana Jones en ese puente endeble [1] —avanzando sobre el abismo sin saber si el puente estará allí hasta que lo hallamos cruzado. En lo más profundo, en el fondo, el cuerpo de Cristo tienen una perdurable memoria de la fiabilidad de ese puente, aun si los individuos no lo recuerdan tan bien.Eso es lo que Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom le ofreció al mundo. El cuerpo de Cristo, ciertamente la totalidad de todo el pueblo fiel, tiene mucho que enseñarle a sus miembros sobre confianza y seguridad —y todo gira en torno al amor.Söderblom —al que llamaron Nathan la mayor parte de su vida— fue un pastor luterano sueco, teólogo y arzobispo de Upsala, que nació en 1866 y murió en 1931. Provenía de una tradición fronteriza, y eso fue obvio desde temprana edad. Su diploma universitario fue en griego, hebreo, árabe y latín. Y comenzó estudios académicos formales en religiones comparadas.[2] En 1890 vino a Estados Unidos para asistir a una reunión de la Asociación Misionera de Estudiantes —algo así como una Convención General para jóvenes adultos. Regresó a Suecia, fue ordenado y lo nombraron capellán de un hospital para enfermos mentales y luego comenzó a buscar un empleo que le pagara lo suficiente para permitirle casarse. Anna Forsell, una de las 20 mujeres que había entre los 1700 estudiantes de la universidad, fue tanto la colaboradora de sus escritos como su esposa. A Söderblom lo nombraron para la iglesia sueca en París, y allí estuvo hasta 1901. Esa congregación parisiense se llenaba de artistas, diplomáticos y empresarios escandinavos, entre ellos Alfred Nobel y August Strindberg, así como mayores de los 13 hijos de Söderblom.La Iglesia de Suecia comenzó plantando iglesias en el exterior desde 1626, y esa iglesia de París fue la primera. Hubo varias en las colonias [inglesas] de Norteamérica que terminaron por convertirse en iglesias episcopales. La Iglesia de Suecia tiene una antigua tradición de ecumenismo, de amor, erudición y colaboración con otros.Söderblom regresó a Suecia para asumir un puesto académico en la Universidad de Upsala, y comenzó un avivamiento teológico en la Iglesia sueca y a nivel ecuménico. Trabajó en la fácil tarea de la paz mundial y la renovación litúrgica.A Söderblom se le recuerda con mayor nitidez por haber comenzado, con la Conferencia de Vida y Obra en Estocolmo en 1925, el movimiento ecuménico moderno. Él insistía en que la espiritualidad personal carecía de sentido si estaba divorciada de la labor en pro de la justicia en la sociedad, y llamó a los líderes cristianos en repetidas ocasiones a hacer causa común a favor de la paz mundial. En 1930 le otorgaron el Premio Nobel de la Paz.La paz comienza con el mutuo amor. Comienza con las personas que se encuentran en este salón. Este organismo ha hecho una magnífica labor durante los últimos días. Hemos sido testigos de varios saltos más allá de las antiguas esferas de seguridad por amor a los otros. Cada persona que ha salido al frente lo ha hecho a fin de encontrarse con otra. Y hemos encontrado un nuevo lugar, una tercera vía más allá de cualquier otra que conociéramos antes.Conserven lo que han aprendido aquí sobre la genuina hospitalidad [3] y sigan adelante. Acaso podamos entender la manera de amar a todo el mundo en esta Iglesia. Esta labor de reconciliación no se trata de un salto BASE [4]: hallar una emoción en estirar una banda de goma que lo sujeta a uno a la tierra. La misión de Dios es una auténtica obra de fe, el tipo de confiada vulnerabilidad que sabe que no hay más que una regla para mantenernos a salvo, la cuerda del espíritu que nos llevará hasta los brazos de un Amigo al otro lado de ese abismo. [5]Abandonen, pues, este estrecho borde de seguridad y ámense los unos a los otros. Salgan de ahí al encuentro de su Amigo del otro lado. Crucen el abismo y encontrarán al otro, y cada uno será portador de la imagen de Dios. Confíen en las alas de la mañana, y ¡aventúrense! Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL General Convention 2012, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Convención General Sermón predicado por Obispa Presidente Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

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Local Business Spotlight: Marden Ridge Apartments

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSMarden Ridge Apartments Previous articleThe scent of a woman…Next articleParks help cities – but only if people use them Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Climer School of Real Estate, the Best Real Estate School in Florida 1 COMMENT Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Thanks to steady population growth and a booming national economy, 2018 proved beneficial for the Florida real estate market. According to the World Property Journal, Florida reported more closed sales, saw a rise in the median home price, and witnessed more listings than this time last year.And it gets better. The past October marked 82 consecutive months of growth in median home prices. That means Florida hasn’t witnessed a dip in the housing market for more than six years.However, home prices aren’t the only sign of strength in the Florida real estate market. Case in point: Apopka apartment complex Marden Ridge. These Class A apartments were established by NM Residential in 2016 when an Ohio developer set his sights on the Apopka and Maitland areas.But NM Residential did more than just bring in luxury housing. They also created an estimated 1,000 construction jobs in the process and invested more than $100 million into both Class A apartments complexes.Back in 2016, when NM Residential began this impressive endeavor, it was estimated that the U.S. construction market was worth around $1.1 trillion. Increasingly, real estate investors are looking beyond residential real estate and into student housing, senior living, and luxury apartment complexes like Marden Ridge.The Class A apartments were designed to offer more than a comfortable home for tenants. As such, NM Residential strived to make space feel more like a hotel than an apartment complex.To accomplish this, they started with the layout. The spacious units feature nine-foot-tall ceilings and ample size. According to their website, even single bedroom apartments can fit a king-sized bed. You can see the dedication to their craft from custom cabinetry down to the line-brushed nickel finishes in their showers.In addition, this luxury apartment complex offers a suite of amenities for Central Florida residents. Their bread and butter rest in their expansive clubhouse, which features tanning beds, an in-house gym, a theater room, a pool table, iMacs, and even a Starbucks coffee bar.It’s no wonder the Florida housing market has experienced more than six years of growth. Thanks to local businesses like these, central Florida has become a hub for new families, job growth, and community building. center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Outstanding news, I am very happy that this is happening, Andy Brown, The Climer School of Real Estate, the best real estate school in Florida, http://www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! December 3, 2018 at 7:44 amlast_img read more

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Toulon draw with Stade Francais in Top 14 opener

first_imgSunday Aug 16, 2009 Toulon draw with Stade Francais in Top 14 opener The French Top 14 kicked off at Stade Mayol on Friday night as Toulon hosted visitors Stade Francais in front of a sell-out crowd. The match wasnt a classic by any means, but it was tense at times and ended in a 22-22 draw.English flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson had an adequate start for his new club, kicking 17 points. He looked to have snatched the win for his side with a well taken drop goal nine minutes from time.It was Stades South African scrumhalf Falie (Noel) Oelshig though who matched Wilkinson for all he was worth, having an equally good kicking night, and slotting a neat drop goal of his own to tie things up late in the match.Tries were scored on the night by Juan Leguizamon for Stade Francais, and Thomas Sourice for Toulon.James Haskell, also on debut in the Top 14, was yellow carded late in the first half for cynically playing the ball on the ground at a ruck.All eyes were on Wilkinson though, with the 30 year old having enjoyed the night.“I felt good physically and it was important for me to play 80 minutes,” he told a French website.“I scored 17 points, but the most important thing was that we didn’t win.“But the atmosphere was incredible. At one moment, I had just kicked a penalty and I asked myself what had happened in the stadium such was the noise.“I hope that there will be a lot more moments like this.” Time: 07:59ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Scope’s Mindful Monsters campaign wins big at the DMA Awards

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 Scope’s Mindful Monsters campaign wins big at the DMA Awards 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.  348 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 Tagged with: Awards DMA Fundraising ideascenter_img  347 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 7 December 2017 | News Scope’s Mindful Monsters campaign, created with Good Innovations and Open to help it recruit regular givers, has won three Golds and one Silver at this week’s DMA Awards.Mindful Monsters won Golds for Best Creative Solution, Best Launch Campaign and Best Health and Wellness campaign. It also won Silver for Best Charity campaign.Scope’s objective was to build a new way to recruit quality regular donors at scale and diversify supporter acquisition sustainably. Good Innovations conducted research that showed that parents with primary school children wanted to build their children’s resilience. From this came the idea of providing parents with 12 months of mindful activities to build children’s life skills and create family moments.Scope then worked with Open to transform the concept into a creative campaign, with the strategy of creating a visual ID, tone of voice and personality for an activity pack, Mindful Monsters.Four illustrated monster characters were developed to reflect the four themes of mindfulness that parental feedback told Open their children most needed: concentration, positivity, relaxation and creativity, with visuals of the monsters used on activity cards to demonstrate a different mindful activity under these four themes on each one. The campaign encouraged parents to sign up to give a monthly donation in return for 12 monthly deliveries of Mindful Monster activity packs.The product was also developed to make the cards collectable, with a parent guide, stickers and a collector’s box.Once signed up, supporters received a monthly pack of seven activity cards and two bimonthly emails: the first a teaser, informing supporters their pack is on its way and what to expect from it, the second offering tips, advice, extra activities, surveys, and encouragement.The campaign launched in June supported by MediaLab, Equimedia and Clearprint. It delivered improvements versus Scope’s core channel of face to face across both cost efficiency and quality: the cost per new regular donor was 75% lower, and retention levels were nine times better. 95% of responders are new to Scope, and signs ups were 33% higher than predicted in the first three months, with parents feeding back that using Mindful Monsters has worked with their children.Claire Whitney, Scope’s Senior Individual Giving Manager said:“Not only have we transformed the way Scope recruits regular givers, parents have told us Mindful Monsters works in helping their busy families enjoy quality time together and in building resilience. This inclusive idea has also supported families of disabled children to set no limits on their child’s potential – which directly reflects Scope’s charitable purpose. This was a real team effort – the Scope team, parents and brilliant agencies all working together.”last_img read more

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Newark, N.J., Mayor Baraka leads trade delegation to Cuba

first_imgRas BarakaNewark, N.J., mayor Ras Baraka shared Newark’s concrete steps to overcome the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government on March 25 at the National Conference for the Full Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations held here in Fordham University School of Law. It was initiated and hosted by the New York-New Jersey Cuba Si! Coalition to mobilize to end all U.S. economic, financial and travel sanctions against Cuba; to get the U.S. out of illegally occupied territory in Guantanamo; and stop all regime-change programs against Cuba.Baraka announced that the next day, March 26, he would lead a delegation of elected officials, medical personnel, educators, activists and social scientists to Cuba. The purpose of the trip is to establish trade relations between Cuba and Newark. The city, which has the largest seaport on the East Coast, is the largest seaport in the U.S  However, the port is struggling for jobs, goods and services.All U.S. systems have not worked for Black and Brown people, Baraka added. Hospital emergency rooms are being utilized because of the high cost of and limited access to health care. And hospitals are closing, replaced by unaffordable housing in Black and Brown communities.  Gentrification is not just about buildings, but about displacement and the lives of people in  existing communities. U.S. cities are overrun with homelessness and racialized poverty, said Baraka.Social changes made by Cuba can benefit Newark, stated Baraka, referring to Cuba’s nearly 100 percent literacy rate, free access to education and health care, and lower infant mortality than that in the U.S. In the city of Newark, he added that four times more babies die in their first year of life than in New Jersey as a whole. The comparison between Cuba’s health care and educational systems and those of the U.S. are embarrassing and atrocious, Baraka stated.Newark is doing things, and its relationship with Cuba may ultimately mean a matter of life and death for Newark residents, said Baraka.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Free Rodney Reed! Urgent organizing to stop another execution in Texas

first_imgThe historic Kerr Community Center in Bastrop, Texas, was filled to the rafters on Sept. 21 as chants of “Free Rodney Reed!” echoed off the walls. Family, supporters, activists, preachers, attorneys and death row exonerees all spoke to the standing-room-only crowd about the science and the evidence that has proved  Rodney Reed did not commit the murder for which he was sent to death row in 1998.Nation of Islam Minister Robert L. Muhammad of Austin declared: “For over 20 years the Reed family has been asking for the truth to be heard. Test the DNA, find the truth and bring it out. We woke up today in a country, a state, a city where the history of injustice is written in blood. Whether it’s what happened to the Chinese when they were brought here, or the Africans when they were brought here, or the Indigenous people who were already here, or poor white people–we know and understand what injustice looks like. Now, we are demanding justice!”Rally for Rodney Reed Sept. 21. (Photo: Reed Justice Initiative)Justice being denied Reed, who is African American, was accused of murdering a young white woman he was having a relationship with, Stacey Stites. She was also engaged to a cop, Jimmy Fennell, who had said publicly that if Stites ever cheated on him he would strangle her with a belt. That is precisely how Stites was murdered. The same year Reed was convicted of Stites’ death, Fennell pleaded guilty to raping a woman in his custody as a police officer, for which he spent ten years in prison.Now the Bastrop County District Attorney has given Reed a Nov. 20 execution date — set just one day after the local newspaper ran a story about the Reed family protesting at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. This apparent retaliation angered Reed’s Innocence Project attorneys. They have filed a federal civil rights suit against the state of Texas because DNA testing has been repeatedly denied.“We know DNA testing can secure evidence of innocence to support Reed’s claim, and the denial of such testing violates his constitutional rights,” said Bryce Benet, one of Reed’s attorneys.At the Sept. 21 rally three death row exonerees spoke from Witness To Innocence, an organization composed of and led by death row survivors and family members. “I have no doubt in my mind that Rodney is innocent!” said Gary Drinkard, who spent almost six years on Alabama’s death row before exoneration in 2001. Also speaking were Albert Burrell, who did 13 years at the infamous Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana, and Ron Keine who was on death row in New Mexico for three years for a crime that a cop finally admitted to having committed.Anthony Graves speaking at rally for Rodney Reed Sept. 21. (WW Photo: Gloria Rubac)A system ‘working just as designed’During the two-hour rally, the audience hung on every word. From the children to the elders, emotions ranged from anger to inspiration to horror to commitment to love. Each talk educated the crowd that the criminal justice system has nothing to do with justice. The racism the system is based on affects everyone.The highlighted guest of the evening was Texas exoneree Anthony Graves, who was freed in 2010. He reminded the audience that awaiting execution doesn’t just affect the people on the row: “Let’s talk about my mom. She was on Death Row with me for 18 ½ years and two execution dates. I watched as over 400 men went to their deaths, and some of them were innocent.Graves said to loud applause: “People talk about fixing a broken system, but it’s not broke. It’s working just as it was designed to work. But this system has never worked for us. Let’s talk about throwing the whole system out and creating one fair system that works for all of us.”This past summer, Reed’s family began the Reed Justice Initiative, designed to spread information about the case, pressure public officials to recognize the frame-up of Reed and stop his execution. The initiative has rallied at the Texas Capitol, protested outside the governor’s mansion, demonstrated every day for a week at the DA’s office, and issued press statements on each of the three Texas executions in August and September. Noted activist and author of  “Dead Man Walking,” Sister Helen Prejean, has taken up Reed’s case. There will be protests at the governor’s mansion daily from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4.Reed’s mother, Sandra Reed, ended the evening by telling everyone present that she loved them and thanked them for their activism and support: “Our family has grown throughout the decades we’ve been fighting for my son because all of you are now our family.”And Rodrick Reed, one of Reed’s five brothers, promised: “We are going to work every single day to free my brother. We only have 60 days left to stop his execution and we’re not stopping to rest.”For more information, go to Reed Justice Initiative on Facebook and justice4rodneyreed.org. Mail letters of support to Rodney Reed #999271, Polunsky Unit, 3872 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Blogger’s detention extended another four months, France urged to step up pressure

first_img VietnamAsia – Pacific December 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger’s detention extended another four months, France urged to step up pressure News Reporters Without Borders organized a meeting today with journalists at its Paris headquarters about the case of Pham Minh Hoang, a blogger and university lecturer with dual French and Vietnamese citizenship who has been detained in Vietnam for the past four months.His brother, Duy Khanh Pham, and members of the outlawed opposition Viet Tan party, including its European representative, Binh Nguyen, were among the participants who discussed the latest news about Hoang and the role that France could play in seeking his release.Arrested on 13 August in Ho Chi Minh City, where he was teaching at the Institute of Technology, Hoang has just completed his fourth month in detention. The authorities told his family this morning that he is to be held for another four months for further investigation. Under Vietnamese law, a political prisoner can be held without trial and without seeing a lawyer for an initial four-month period that that can be renewed up to three times.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard pointed out that “the political context in Vietnam is particularly tense in the run-up to the Communist Party congress scheduled for the start of 2011.” The press freedom organization is concerned that dissidents could pay dearly for the tension within the party. Julliard urged the French and international media to cover Hoang’s plight and to take advantage of the opportunity the congress is offering “to turn the spotlight on Vietnam and draw attention to the situation of freedom of expression and human rights in this country, which is now the world’s second biggest prisoner for netizens, after China.”Reporters Without Borders calls on the French government to do more to seek Hoang’s release as soon as possible. Vietnamese human rights activists who have dual nationality are usually released or deported, or both, within a few weeks but this has not been the case with Hoang. The Australian foreign ministry managed to get Vo Hong, a human rights activist and Viet Tan member with dual Australian and Vietnamese citizenship released within 10 days of her arrest after participating in a protest against China’s territorial ambitions in the South China Sea.In a reply to a Reporters Without Borders letter last September, then French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner said the right to consular visits had been exercised. The family is regularly told that “negotiations are continuing” without any detail being given or any improvement being noted. Reporters Without Borders fears that France may have decided to do the minimum in order not to jeopardize its relations with Vietnam.Binh Nguyen, the Viet Tan representative, said the major campaigns waged in support of French citizens held hostage abroad contrasted strangely with the silence about Hoang, 55, who lived for 20 years in France and went to university there before returning to Vietnam to promote science education.Hoang was formally charged on 20 September, five weeks after his arrest, with “activities aimed at overthrowing the government” (article 79 of the criminal code) and membership of a “terrorist organization” (the banned Viet Tan party). The maximum sentence for violating article 79 is the death penalty. Vietnam has not executed any political dissident since the mid-1980s, but prison sentences have been getting longer. A netizen was recently given a 16-year jail sentence on similar charges (http://fr.rsf.org/viet-nam-detention-illegale-et-nouvelles-21-10-2010,38632.html).When announcing the charges, the police cited 30 articles which Hoang had posted on his blog (www.pkquoc.multiply.com) under the pseudonym of Phan Kien Quoc. They also accused him of organizing 40 students into a group for training as future Viet Tan members.But his wife, Le Thi Kieu Oanh, insists that the sole reason for his arrest was his opposition to bauxite mining by a Chinese company in the central highlands. The subject is highly sensitive in Vietnam and the authorities often arrest journalists and bloggers who try to cover it (http://en.rsf.org/vietnam-french-vietnamese-blogger-charged-30-09-2010,38469.html).Speaking at today’s meeting, Hoang’s brother, Duy-Khanh Pham, praised his sister-in-law for her courage, saying she “represents the dignity that has been stripped from her husband.” She has been allowed only two brief visits under police supervision since his arrest, Pham reported.“He has lost of lot of weight, and his physical health and psychological state have deteriorated a great deal,” he said. “He is no longer the same man. His way of thinking has changed (as a result of) his physical isolation and his isolation from the media.” Pham said he was worried that, if the authorities detained him for a year, they might be able to extract a confession from him or obtain his consent to release under unacceptable conditions. The Viet Tan party says it is concerned about the possibility of “a conviction on false grounds and an exemplary sentence to inspire fear.”Pham said four scenarios were possible in the coming months: “His release without charge, renewal of the detention order, deportation or a summons for a court trial, which could happen at any moment.” He pointed out that, although the family has a lawyer, Hoang does not have one, and the family’s lawyer cannot have visit Hoang or have access to the case file until the investigation is officially over.Pham said: “The family clearly wants him to be released unconditionally. If he prefers to remain in Vietnam, of his own free will, after his release, the family will respect his choice, as long as it is really possible for him to have reasonable existence, a normal life and human dignity. If these conditions are not respected, we would prefer him to be deported. The conditions of his release are as important as the release itself.”At the end of the meeting, Pham stressed the importance of an international campaign and media coverage to ensure that his brother and all the other detained human rights activists are not forgotten. Nguyen said the Viet Tan party had launched an international campaign and had gathered 17,000 signatures to a petition for the release of Hoang and other Viet Tan members (http://www.viettan.org/spip.php?article10268).Reporters Without Borders intends to keep raising Hoang’s case with its contacts at the French foreign ministry and has requested an interview with the new foreign minister, Michèle Alliot-Marie. It wrote to US secretary of state Hillary Clinton ahead of her visit to Hanoi on 30 November, asking her to press for the release of the journalists and bloggers detained in Vietnam (http://en.rsf.org/vietnam-ahead-of-hanoi-visit-hillary-29-10-2010,38684.html).Reporters Without Borders also wrote to the World Bank calling for the issue of human rights and political prisoners to be taking into account at a donors meeting held in Hanoi on 7 and 8 December. In its reply, the World Bank said it regarded both free speech and the pursuit of a constructive dialogue with Vietnam as important. News Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News April 22, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Help by sharing this information April 7, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 27, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Vietnamlast_img read more

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US – #WeeklyAddress: April 8 – 14: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London on behalf of US

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more News Justin Tallis / AFP News Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of April 8 – April 14: to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts Military stores asked to censor “divisive” news on in-store televisionsAn April 8 memo issued by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service suggested that, “due to their divisive political nature,” news channels should no longer air on common area televisions in military base malls, food courts, and customer service centers. The Exchange, the retail and service operations for US army personnel, will opt to play sports programming instead. The original memo included a subject line that read “Change in TV Policy” but was later updated on April 10 as a “general guidance” or suggestion rather than an official policy change. Spokesman Chris Ward said the memo came after various complaints from visitors and service members demanding the televisions show FoxNewsor CNN. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.  RSF_en Representative Devin Nunes sues McClatchy newspaper chain over alleged “character assassination”California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes filed a defamation lawsuit against the  McClatchy Company for $150 million on April 8. Nunes is accusing the company, which owns the local newspaper The Fresno Bee, of “character assassination” after it published a story in 2018 detailing a 2016 lawsuit against a winery that counts Nunes as an investor. The winery allegedly held a yacht party at which investors used cocaine and solicited sex workers. Nunes claims he was never at the party but that, “McClatchy succeeded in linking the cocaine/sex-fueled ‘fundraiser’ with ‘prostitutes’ to Nunes.” On April 10 on Fox and Friends,Nunes said, “Now we’re looking at McClatchy but we’re actually going to go after several news media outlets. McClatchy’s CEO Craig Formanhas called the defamation lawsuit a “baseless attack on local journalism and a free press.” In March, Nunes sued Twitter and some individual Twitter users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation. In an interviewwith CNN’s Brian Stelter, Forman said this lawsuit indicates, “an increasing use of the legal system to go after local news.” United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London on behalf of USJulian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested by police in London on April 11 on a US extradition warrant. Assange had been living at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since he took asylum there in 2012. Hours after being extradited from the embassy, the US Department of Justice charged Assange with one count of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion,” related to an attempt in 2010 to help whistleblower Chelsea Manning hack a government computer to obtain classified information. Assange is awaiting extradition charges at London’s Belmarsh Prison. For more on this, read RSF’s publication: “RSF calls on the UK to protect role of journalistic sources in treatment of Julian Assange.” Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 15, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: April 8 – 14: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London on behalf of US United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States News President Trump targets NBC News, New York Times, and Politico in “fake news” Twitter rantUS President Donald Trump continued his anti-media campaign by addressing various news publications as “corrupt” and “fake.”  The president tweeted that an April 13 New York Times story about a Trump administration proposal to send migrants to sanctuary cities was “knowingly wrong on almost every fact” and alleged that the Times had never called the White House to confirm facts. The Times’White House correspondent Maggie Haberman responded on Twitter confirming the newspaper had reached out to the press team  “three times for comment and [the] press office acknowledged receipt of emails.” A day prior on April 12, President Trump accused Politicoof using “made up sources” on a story covering his visit to Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and said NBC’s “fake story” on homeland security, supported by the Times, proved that “Mainstream Media is corrupt and getting worse.” And despite a statement from the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association questioning sources, Politicohas not commented or corrected their reporting. News For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en.last_img read more

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