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Burke to head up NBC Universal

first_img Share COMCAST chief operating officer Steve Burke will take the reins at NBC Universal when his firm completes its acquisition of the entertainment company.He will succeed Jeff Zucker as chief executive of the firm when Comcast finalises the purchase of a 51 per cent stake in NBC Universal from General Electric. Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts said: “Steve Burke is an experienced, talented and visionary leader with over 25 years in the media and entertainment industry.”Burke will have his work cut out to change the fortunes of the network. whatsapp whatsapp Burke to head up NBC Universal KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Sunday 26 September 2010 10:32 pmlast_img read more

Tennis world is disarray, Madrid Open cancelled, big question mark over…

first_img Cricket Cricket ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Formula 1 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket TAGSATP & WTA updatesMadrid Open CancelledMadrid Open LiveRafa Nadal withdrawsUS Open Tennis LIVE SHARE WTC Final LIVE, IND vs NZ: Cheteshwar Pujara’s poor run continues, scores 8 off 54 in crucial match against Kiwis PSL 2021: Babar Azam becomes first player to score 500 runs in a single season, completes 2000 runs Tennis world is disarray, Madrid Open cancelled, big question mark over the US Open Tennis PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets Previous articleIPL 2020 : Few IPL franchises very upset with BCCI, ‘bookings for IPL 2020 on hold’Next articleUS Open Tennis Withdrawals : Big Setback, Rafael Nadal also withdraws Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’“As an act of responsibility in view of the current situation caused by covid-19, and having thoroughly evaluated the circumstances that the pandemic continues to generate, together with the competent authorities, it has been decided that 2020 Mutua Madrid Open will not take place this year having previously been moved to 12-20 September,” the statement begins. Tournament director Feliciano Lopez helped stage a virtual, video-game Mutua Madrid Open earlier this year, and held out hope that the real thing could be held as a lead-in to Roland Garros, which along with the Internazionali BNL d’Italia is still on the ATP and WTA schedule.After Monday’s widespread belief that the event was all but nixed, the unfortunate reality hit today.“We have given our all to stage the tournament”, said Lopez. “After the first cancelation in May, we got to work on the September date with the hope of being able to enjoy first-class tennis in the Caja Mágica during this year which has been so hard for everyone. However, the continued instability is still too great to hold a tournament like this in complete safety. Once again, we would like to thank the Madrid City Council and all of our sponsors and suppliers for being by our side during every step we have taken.”The ATP and WTA issued a joint statement on the decision, applauding the efforts of tournament organizers and stating that an updated schedule would be forthcoming. Both Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman, and Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, looked forward to the clay-court tournament’s return in 2021.US Open Tennis Withdrawals : Big Setback, Rafael Nadal also withdraws This year’s Madrid Open, an event on men’s tennis’ ATP Tour and women’s tennis’ WTA Tour, has been cancelled amid rising concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic. The event had already been delayed by the ATP & WTA suspension of their tours back in March, having originally been planned to take place between May 1 and 10. The initial spike of the Covid-19 pandemic forced organisers to delay the Open until later in the year.This has also put on huge question mark over the US Open GRAND SLAM tennis event in New-York scheduled for August 31st. Rafa Nadal, Ash Barty and many other top tennis players have already pulled out of the US Open this year.Madrid Open cancelled, big question mark over the US Open Tennis On Tuesday morning, the Mutua Madrid Open announced in a statement that the tournament is officially canceled. Cricket center_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Facebook Twitter WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive By Kunal Dhyani – August 5, 2020 Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles.Nadal explained his decision in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday.“The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” Nadal wrote.The 33-year-old from Spain called sitting out the tournament scheduled to begin Aug. 31 in New York “a decision I never wanted to take,” but added that he would “rather not travel.”The current No. 1-ranked woman, Ash Barty, already had announced she would be missing the U.S. Open. 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United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Music and dance showcase Utah’s cultural and religious heritage

first_img Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA General Convention 2015 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Music and dance showcase Utah’s cultural and religious heritage By Tracy J. SukrawPosted Jul 2, 2015 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 General Convention, Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The golden pipes of the Tabernacle organ make a backdrop for the American Festival Choir and Orchestra. Diocese of Utah/Chloe Nguyen[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The Kenshin Taiko drummers from the Japanese Church of Christ in Salt Lake City got the July 1 Utah Showcase off to a thunderous start with a reverberating opening number representing a dragon wishing listeners a long life and good health.The evening came to an equally powerful end with a performance by the 220-voice American Festival Choir and Orchestra, whose program of hymns included a famous one by frontier-era Mormon composer William Clayton, “Come, Come, Ye Saints.”In between, there were choral performances by the Calvary Baptist Inspirational Choir; the Lux Singers, a religious ensemble in residence at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Provo; and El Coro Hispano, a choir from the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine that sings traditional religious music of Mexico and Central and South America.Ballet Folklorico Citlali performed Mexican folk dances. Chloe Nguyen/Diocese of UtahBallet Folklorico Citlali performed several traditional Mexican folk dances. The men, wearing white from hat to toe, did intricate tap-style stepwork, while the women, in vivid frilled finery, swirled in a kaleidoscope of color around them.Then the Pow Wow Family, whose members represent Ute, Navajo, Northern Shoshoni and Hopi tribes, demonstrated a series of traditional dances accompanied by a drum circle.In the elaborate fancy-dress regalia worn in contemporary powwow competitions, the women and men did dances in Southern Plains and Northern Lakota styles, an Ojibwe jingle-dress dance, an Omaha grass dance and a Blackfoot prairie chicken dance, among others. The set culminated in a swift showmanship piece derived from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, with a solo dancer improvising to the voices of the drums.There are 566 federally recognized Native American tribes at present, the Pow Wow Family’s leader told the audience. “We’re still here,” he said as the group left the stage to an ovation.A dancer from Pow Wow Family demonstrates a Northern Lakota-style dance. Chloe Nguyen/Diocese of Utah“In addition to religious diversity that visitors may sometimes find surprising, we here in Utah have a strong heritage of cultural and ethnic diversity that enlivens and strengthens our community,” Diocese of Utah Bishop Scott Hayashi said at the beginning of the program. “Tonight we are showcasing this rich heritage.”The Diocese of Utah organized the nearly two-hour program of music and dance for General Convention-goers. Many of them had rushed from a late-running legislative session to get there.The showcase was held in Temple Square at the Salt Lake Tabernacle, a historic landmark and home of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The towering golden structure of the Tabernacle’s 11,623-pipe organ was a dramatic visual backdrop for the performers, all of whom donated their time and talent for the evening.Elder L. Whitney Clayton, representing the Presidency of The Seventy, one of the senior governing bodies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told the audience that the Tabernacle, built between 1864 and 1867 and known for its pin-drop acoustics, has an arched shape because it was designed by a bridge builder.“They didn’t have a lot of the things that we would use today to build a building like this, but they had lots of wood, they had rawhide and they had gumption, and those three things put together made a pretty good building,” Clayton said.Utah Bishop Scott Hayashi welcomes convention-goers to the Utah Showcase. Chloe Nguyen/Diocese of Utah“I think the most important thing about the entire structure is that when the Mormon pioneers arrived here, they came in wagons, they came, some of them, on horseback, but many of them walked. When they arrived here, they started from scratch and built this wonderful city in which we live and which is home to so many of us,” Clayton said.Clayton offered deep gratitude for Hayashi’s leadership. “I want to recognize him in a very personal way, for his friendship, for his cordiality, for his voice of inclusion and entertainment of other people’s views and ideas. His voice has been so critical to so many good things that have happened in this city and this state,” Clayton said.“We believe that we are God’s children and that we are truly one family. As brothers and sisters in that family each of us has a wonderful opportunity – indeed, we’d say a divine duty – to treat each other with kindness and respect as we worship the Lord and follow his teachings according to the dictates of our own conscience and our own tradition,” Clayton said. “We pray that God’s blessing will be upon you throughout your convention.”The American Festival Choir and Orchestra closed the program with “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.”One audience member was overheard saying as he made his way out the door, “If you don’t feel good after that, something is wrong with you.”— Tracy J. Sukraw is part of the Episcopal News Service team covering General Convention. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN 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 last_img read more

Video: Environmental issues and the Anglican Communion

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal News Service] With World Environment Day being observed on Sunday, June 5, ENS is republishing a video produced in collaboration with the Anglican Communion Office, titled “Environmental issues and the Anglican Communion.” Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. June 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm Totalitarianism incrementally pushing forward under the guise of environmentalism. A precarious path indeed. It is not the chemicals or hydrocarbons that will destroy us in the long run. It is the Kool Aid being served up by videos like this one and happily consumed by the masses that will inflict the greater harm to our faith, our church and our nation. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Environment & Climate Change Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Comments (1) By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 3, 2016 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, 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 Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Advocacy Peace & Justice, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY PJ Cabbiness says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Video: Environmental issues and the Anglican Communion Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

10-year fundraising campaign pays off for hospital play area

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 August 2004 | News 10-year fundraising campaign pays off for hospital play area AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Events Advertisement It has taken 10 years to raise the £40,000 needed for a play area at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, but the facility has now been opened.Sponsored cycle rides by corporate supporters in four countries and a donation from the hospital’s league of friends combined to reach the total.last_img read more

Instability in Libya and Tunisia caused by U.S., NATO

first_imgJust two days before the 59th anniversary of Tunisia’s national independence from France in 1956, gunmen took over the Bardo Museum in Tunis, a major tourist destination. The resulting police response led to the deaths of 24 people, 20 of them foreign nationals from Poland, Germany, Spain, Italy and other states.News reports say that at least two groups, including the Islamic State known as ISIS, have claimed credit for the March 20 attack. This high-profile incident has been utilized in the West to escalate the so-called “war on terrorism” in North Africa.Although often cited by the Western media as the most stable state among those that had upheavals and regime changes in 2011, Tunisia has experienced political unrest and assassinations. Two leading left-wing politicians, Mohamed Brahmi and Chokri Belaid, members of the same Popular Front alliance, were killed by gunmen just months apart during 2013.After Brahmi’s assassination, the country erupted in mass demonstrations, led by youth and workers, demanding the resignation of the government. Although then-Prime Minister Ali Larayedh refused to resign, a post-uprising government dominated by the Ennahda Party did eventually dismiss the cabinet, setting the stage for new elections and the appointment of a so-called “technocratic” administration.The suspect in both killings of leftists was said to have been Boubacar Hakim, who was sought in connection with the illegal transport of weapons from Libya. ISIS forces are said to have training camps in Libya while engaging in several high-profile attacks in the capital of Tripoli, as well as in the eastern and southern regions of the country.Two men involved in the recent museum incident were killed when security forces stormed the building. One of the gunmen involved in the attack, Yassine Abidi, was reported to have been known to intelligence services, though they claim he had no formal links to a particular organization.The Tunisian government claims that the two had gone to neighboring Libya for military training. (New York Times, March 22)Imperialists brought down LibyaExtremist organizations based in Libya are a direct outcome of the foreign policy of Washington, London, Paris, Ottawa and their allies, which coordinated the advances of these groups across Libya through massive aerial bombardments that lasted over eight months.Between Feb. 17 and Oct. 31, 2011, NATO planes flew some 26,000 sorties and dropped approximately 10,000 bombs on Libya. Tens of thousands were killed and millions more were displaced amid the destruction of the national infrastructure and the plundering of the country’s wealth.Yet the imperialists who carried out the destruction of Libya and empowered the extremist groups now wreaking havoc on the country are never cited for their culpability in current Western media reports, which ponder how stability can be restored to the oil-rich state on the Mediterranean.These armed rebel groups are spreading out from Libya into other states in North and West Africa.EU denies plan for military interventionThe European Union has reportedly been deliberating over whether it should establish another military force to supposedly secure the Libya-Tunisia border and challenge ISIS and other rebels operating in both countries. The EU plan would involve a stronger naval presence in the region, as well as the deployment of ground troops backed by air power.However, the EU announced on March 20 that it would continue to seek a political solution to the Libyan crisis and did not plan to send troops. But U.N.-brokered talks between the two competing rebel regimes in Libya have failed to bring about the creation of a government of national unity.Adherents to the former Jamahiriya political system under Col. Moammar Gaddafi are barred from participation in the current U.S.-imposed political arrangement in Libya. Neither of the two factions working with the imperialists — one based in Tripoli and the other in the eastern city of Tobruk — represents the aspirations of the workers and youth in the country or throughout Africa. Under Gaddafi, African unity to raise up the masses had been the focus of Libya’s foreign policy.A progressive national unity government cannot be imposed by the imperialist powers. It can only come about through the advancement of the revolutionary democratic forces in the country and the establishment of a political system that places the interests of the majority in Libyan society above those of the propertied classes allied with multinational oil interests and financiers. Such a system of national self-reliance and regional integration was the basis of the Jamahiriya, which was destroyed by the imperialist intervention.The EU, along with NATO and led by the U.S., created the current chaos in Libya. Sanctions, massive bombings and ground interventions leading to direct occupation by proxy forces have created the political crisis throughout the entire region of North Africa and the Middle East. Any real reversal of the situation must stress the necessity of genuine political independence and territorial sovereignty designed to break with the legacy of imperialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana woman found dead with 8-foot python coiled around her neck, police say

first_imgMark Kostich/iStock(BATTLE GROUND, Ind.) — Medics in Indiana made a gruesome discovery this week when they arrived to a home that was filled with more than 100 snakes.Emergency workers were called to the home in Battle Ground, Indiana, on Wednesday and found 36-year-old Laura Hurst dead with an 8-foot python coiled around her neck, according to police.Medics made efforts to revive her, but they were unsuccessful, Indiana State Police said. The Reticulated Python was one of 140 snakes that were found inside the home.Police said approximately 20 of the snakes found belonged to Hurst. Her connection to the residence wasn’t immediately clear but investigators said “she frequents the location approximately 2 times a week.”Police said they are still investigating to determine the exact cause of death.“An autopsy will be performed on Friday which will hopefully give us an official cause of death,” Indiana State Police said in a statement. “The case is ongoing.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 3/24/19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 1, Baltimore 1Houston 5, Washington 3Philadelphia 11, Baltimore 4Nashville 4, Texas 3Atlanta 4, Tampa Bay 2Oakland 5, San Francisco 0LA Angels 8, LA Dodgers 4AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 18, Toronto 6NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 3Chi White Sox 7, Cleveland 3Kansas City 3, Texas 3NATIONAL LEAGUENY Mets 8, Washington 4St. Louis 2, Miami 1Colorado 4, Cincinnati 3Chi Cubs 24, San Diego 6Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Clippers 124, NY Knicks 113Milwaukee 127, Cleveland 105Indiana 124, Denver 88Charlotte 115, Toronto 114Houston 113, New Orleans 90San Antonio 115, Boston 96Golden State 121, Detroit 114L.A. Lakers 111, Sacramento 106NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 3, Philadelphia 1NY Islanders 2, Arizona 0OT Carolina 2, Montreal 1OT Chicago 2, Colorado 1Columbus 5, Vancouver 0NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT(1) Duke 77, UCF 76(2) Virginia 63, Oklahoma 51(3) North Carolina 81, Washington 59OT (6) Tennessee 83, Iowa 77(9) Texas Tech 78, (15) Buffalo 58(11) Houston 74, Ohio St. 59(16) Virginia Tech 67, Liberty 58MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERFC Cincinnati 2, New England 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/24/19center_img Written bylast_img read more

NBA players call for justice for Breonna Taylor in wake of civil unrest

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBreonna Taylor FamilyBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — NBA players are using their media time to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a young Black medical worker who was fatally shot by plainclothes officers in her Louisville, Kentucky home in March.Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma spoke about the 26-year-old’s death for about six minutes Wednesday night as reporters gathered in Orlando, Florida, to discuss the league’s attempts to restart the season.Kuzma took to Twitter after the press conference, pleading with the media to ask more questions about social justice in light of the ongoing nationwide protests against racism and police brutality.“Media & players: We work hand n hand. We have platforms but help us out! Yes we know your job is to ask us about basketball questions,” he tweeted. “But if you guys believe in equality for all, let’s ask a few social injustice questions here n there. We’re all in this together.”Similarly, Kuzma’s teammate, Lakers guard Alex Caruso, tried his best to steer questions away from his sister, Megan, who got married last weekend. Instead, Caruso said he wanted to talk more about Taylor.“Outside of my sister’s wedding questions, anything today that you ask of basketball, I’m just going to respond with, ‘We need justice for Breonna Taylor,’” Caruso told reporters. “That’s going to be my response to the rest of the questions if they’re basketball-related and not pertaining to me and my sister’s wedding.”Taylor’s death on March 13 sent shockwaves around the country. Louisville police officers had executed a no-knock search warrant and used a battering ram to forcefully enter the young woman’s apartment.Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, got out of bed around midnight when they heard a commotion outside. After a short exchange with police, Walker fired his gun in self-defense, saying he thought his home was being broken into, according to police.The plainclothes officers returned gunfire, firing several shots and fatally hitting Taylor, police said.It was later revealed that the police had been looking for two men who they believed were selling drugs out of a house located near Taylor’s home. Police obtained a no-knock warrant to search Taylor’s apartment because they had reason to believe that the men had used her apartment to receive packages.One of the officers, Brett Hankison, was fired in June amid intense pressure from the public. Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, the other officers involved, were placed on administrative reassignment, but civil rights activists say all three men should be charged.Activists, athletes and some of Hollywood’s brightest stars have called on their fans to demand justice for Taylor. Other artists have showed support by promoting the #SayHerName campaign on social media.Members of the NBA, which restarted its season on Wednesday after a four-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, have been some of Taylor’s most outspoken proponents.“[Shoulders] felt great, but I think most importantly, I take this time to give my condolences to the family of the Taylors, Breonna Taylor, rest in peace, George Floyd, rest in peace,” LA Clippers guard Paul George told reporters after the game on Wednesday. “There are so many others out there that have been brutally murdered by the hands of police. That is all I got — that is my message for everyone and that will continue to be my answer.”George said he plans to encourage fellow players and others with large platforms to keep speaking out against police brutality in the wake of Taylor’s death.“I mean, her murderers are still free, so nothing is done yet. And hope to continue, again, keep this fight going and use our platform to stand up for those that can’t stand anymore,” he told reporters. “I think that is what we are here for, to continue to keep that in the back of people’s minds.”Other NBA players, including Lakers star LeBron James, Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis have also spoken out about the ongoing fight for racial justice.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund July 24, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA players call for justice for Breonna Taylor in wake of civil unrestcenter_img Written bylast_img read more