Sparked by Kaepernick – Sports protests pummel racism

first_imgEli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, Oct. 2.Colin Kaepernick’s lone action condemning police brutality against Black people has multiplied into the most widespread mass protest against racism in U.S. sports history.Kaepernick, a San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has refused to stand for the game day national anthem since Aug. 10. Since then, 59 National Football League players from 13 teams have knelt, lifted a fist or sat down during the anthem. On three teams, all the players, of all nationalities, have either linked arms or held hands to show unity.Florida State University students sit during national anthem, Oct. 8.By Oct. 7, resistance had sprung up swiftly in other sports and related activities, including soccer, volleyball, swimming, cheerleading and band performances. Fourteen Women’s National Basketball Association players from three teams protested during their playoffs.Eight men’s National Basketball Association teams, including the world famous Los Angeles Lakers, locked arms in protest. Lakers center Tarik Black said, “There needs to be equality.”Anthem protests have occurred in at least 44 high schools, 21 colleges and two youth leagues in 34 states in the U.S. and three nations abroad.According to a Guardian database, U.S. police have killed 156 people since Kaepernick’s protest began. Between 20 to 25 percent of these were Black, a number far exceeding the proportion of Black people in the U.S. population.East Carolina State band members kneel during national anthem. Greenville, N.C., Oct. 1.Racist reaction to the protests has been horrific, so the bravery of those continuing to act must be acknowledged. On Oct. 1, at a game against the University of North Carolina, 19 East Carolina University band members knelt as the national anthem was played. They were booed, spat on and had bottles thrown at them. The school threatened to rescind their scholarships, and a faculty member said she’d bring her gun to school to exercise her “constitutional rights.”The ECU student government came to the band members’ support. A hundred students, Black and white, gathered for the Black Student Union’s die-in, complete with Black Power salutes, at the center of campus.Students refuse to stand during national anthem at first-ranked University of Alabama football game. Tuscaloosa, Oct. 1.Right-wingers are jeering, “Keep politics out of sports.” But many athletes, coaches and even referees have given forceful accounts of being subjected to racist profiling, having guns pulled on them by cops, or losing family and friends to cop killings. Guard DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors basketball team has related how a close friend was killed by police recently — shot 17 times.Big money interests are trying to enforce allegiance to status quo racist “America” as a “condition of employment” on students earning scholarship money through athletic or band performance or on more mature athletes who are formally workers for their “owners.”Kieran Shanahan, vice chair of ECU trustees, who is leading athletic boosters in a $55 million fund drive, said the band members’ protest was as unacceptable as a student making a political statement in a classroom. Not grasping the concept of academic freedom any better than constitutional freedom of speech, Shanahan also disclosed his bedrock belief that working students were in an “employ at will” status to the university’s big business trustees.Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin recently revealed that at least one owner of an NFL team has strictly forbidden players on “his” team to protest. In an interview with HBO’s “Any Given Wednesday,” Baldwin said the owner told players, “You’re going to stand on the line with your hand on your heart and you’re going to sing the national anthem because this is my stage.” There is no Black owner of an NFL team.Corporate media blame the protests for an almost 20 percent decline in NFL viewing ratings this season. Savvy insiders are saying the decline is due to the stranglehold that NFL business heads exert over all aspects of the sport to try to maximize profits.The widespread protests break with the myth that U.S. “democracy” offers “equal rights for all.” To prop up fading working-class allegiance to dead-end capitalism in the U.S., the Department of Defense has paid millions for pregame and halftime propaganda at sports events. DOD gave money for huge flags and military honor guards, marching bands and flyovers to 18 NFL teams, eight NBA teams and six NHL teams. The Buffalo Bills received $650,000, while their coach Rex Ryan spouts support for racist, woman-hating Donald Trump.New York Knicks center Joakim Noah highlighted the connection between U.S. racism and U.S. imperialism in his recent decision not to attend a team dinner at West Point, the U.S. Military Academy, because of his anti-war stance. Noah is on record as supporting Kaepernick’s anti-racist resistance. (New York Times, Sept. 30)Meanwhile, the protests roll on. As first-ranked University of Alabama played Kentucky on Oct. 1, about 30 students stuck to their seats in opposition as the anthem played. Alabama has won four of the last seven national college football championships, and protesters faced down over 100,000 fanatic fans in Denny Stadium. In an interview with Crimson White, the UA student newspaper, junior Dwyer Freeman said the action was in solidarity with those “harmed under the flag that’s supposed to represent them.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sierra Madre United Methodist Church: Rally Day 2012!

first_imgFaith & Religion Events Sierra Madre United Methodist Church: Rally Day 2012! Published on Monday, September 3, 2012 | 4:01 pm 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Community News Top of the News Make a commentcenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe The Sierra Madre United Methodist Church is enjoining everyone to mark their calendars for Sunday, September 9 to join them for this year’s Rally Day Celebration. The church will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs and ask that everyone bring a dish to share. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. and the community will be in Hartzell Hall if it is too hot, otherwise they will be on the patio next to the library lounge.This year the Sierra Madre United Methodist Church will be hosting an activity that involves teamwork, quick thinking and Bible trivia/knowledge. Please come prepared to play and win!The church is asking that everyone bring a “white elephant” gift for the prize selection. If any member has three people in their family, please bring three items. This is a perfect opportunity to re-gift that vase you got for your birthday that clashes with everything in your house, or something that is gently used that you know would find a good home with another church member. Bring it wrapped or in a gift bag.Sierra Madre United Methodist Church, 695 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-0629 or visit www.smumc.net. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Cinco de Mayo Victory Run

first_imgHome Local News Cinco de Mayo Victory Run WhatsApp Twitter Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Local News Cinco de Mayo Victory Run 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Cinco de Mayo Victory RunThe Midland Rockhounds Cinco de Mayo Victory Run has been scheduled at 5:30 p.m. today at Security Bank Ballpark, 5514 Champions Drive, Midland.Check-in starts at 4:30 p.m.All proceeds from the walk/run will benefit cancer patients in the Permian Basin through Gifts of Hope.For more information, call Courtney Ortiz at 520-2255 or email [email protected] WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Permian blanks EP Socorro in bi-district openerNext articleAuditions set for ‘Annie’ admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 5, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersCreamy Fruit SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Latest poll has Fine Gael and Sinn Fein as biggest parties

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest A new poll shows support for Fine Gael is recovering and a rise in the satisfaction rating of the Taoiseach.The latest Ipsos MRBI survey in today’s Irish Times has support for the main government party at 24 percent – up 5 on the last poll.Enda Kenny’s support rating meanwhile has jumped 9 points to 28 percent.Sinn Fein are still scoring well with voters – they’re also on 24 percent, an increase of 2 points.Labour are up one to 7 percent, while Fianna Fail have suffered a four point drop to 17 percent.Independents are also down in this latest poll – they’re now at 28 percent – a fall of 4 points. Twitter By admin – March 26, 2015 center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Latest poll has Fine Gael and Sinn Fein as biggest parties Pinterest Previous articleReturning Jackson and Olding in Ulster side to face CardiffNext articleCalls for more resources to be allocated to Ramelton Garda Station admin Twitter Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Easter Sunrise Services planned

first_img In the event of rain, the Brundidge service will be held at Salem Baptist Church and the Greenhills service will be in the chapel. Easter Sunrise Services planned Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The Easter Sunrise Service is an awesome experience as we watch the sun come up and day grow brighter,” Lawler said. “What a wonderful way to celebrate our Risen Lord.”The Easter Sunrise Service at Greenhills on Highway 29 South in Troy is set for 6:15 a.m.Jamie Whitworth said the Rev. Louis Johnson of The Vine church will bring the message of Easter. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Communitywide Easter Sunrise Services will be held at Bulldog Stadium in Brundidge and Greenhills Memorial Park in Troy on Sunday.The Rev. Michael Lawler, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church, said that local churches host the annual Sunrise Service on the Holiest day of the year. The service will begin at 6:30 a.m.The Rev. Willie Moultry will deliver the Easter message and special music will be provided by the Salem Baptist Church choir. Latest Stories Published 11:00 pm Thursday, March 28, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Whitworth said that watching the sunrise on Easter morning to a background of spiritual music is a meaningful and uplifting experience.“Those who attend will be invited to breakfast following the service,” he said. By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author You Might Like Alabama Bar suspends Brundidge attorney after guilty plea Brundidge attorney Robert Jeffrey Davis was suspended from practicing law by the Alabama State Bar, according to a news release… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Body found during search for missing Iowa jogger

first_imgPoweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — A body was found Tuesday in rural Iowa during the search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts, state officials said.Authorities were “working to confirm the identity,” the state officials said.Tibbetts, a 20-year-old rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, vanished the evening of July 18 while jogging in the rural farming town of Brooklyn, a close-knit community of about 1,500 residents.The disappearance was completely out of character for her, Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of field operations for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, said at a news conference last week. The state agency formed a task force with the FBI and the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.Laura Calderwood, Tibbetts’ mother, told ABC News last month there are “no words to describe how you feel when you don’t know where or how your child is,” calling it “excruciating.”One of Tibbetts’ brothers, Scott Tibbetts, told ABC News last month he believed his sister was “fighting her best to get back home.”“I think the best thing, personally, to hang onto hope is … she’s a better fighter than anyone I know,” he said. “So whatever situation she’s in, it’s not like she’s going to sit there and give up.”This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Purplebricks brand is ‘better recognised than Rightmove’

first_imgPurplebricks has released its latest financial results for the UK showing a profit of £4.2 million on revenues of £78.1 million and that its name is better known than the leading property portals, it has claimed.But it’s business is looking shakier abroad within its two key overseas territories, the US and Australia, its results show.In America, where it earlier this week launched into Florida, Purplebricks made a loss of £16.5 million on revenues of just £2 million, while its troubled Australian operation lost £12.4 million on a turnover of £13.5 million.But however much traditional agents might be hoping that the hybrid agency will crash and burn, there’s little sign of it in the UK.Purplebricks has doubled its number of registered users during 2018 to 13.82 million, seen instructions increase by 56.2% to 64,376 and average revenue per instruction increase by 12.9% to £1,168.Instructions into salesBut as always, Purplebricks doesn’t reveal how many of these instructions have been turned into sales, saying only that it sold 3.1 times the number of properties than its largest competitor.“We expect future developments in estate agency to continue to see a migration away from the high street as a highly fragmented market consolidates by virtue of the ease and simplicity that Purplebricks and its technology brings,” says Michael Bruce, its group CEO (left).The group’s overall finances look less healthy. Although revenues doubled to £93.7m and gross profits likewise, its losses increased dramatically from £6m in 2017 to £24.7m this year.Purplebricks remains very bullish about the future. It claims research shows more members of the UK public recognise its name than Rightmove and Zoopla and says it wants to be more than a sales and letting agency.Michael Bruce says he is going to use the Axel Springer cash to move into home products that make “everything much more simple, convenient, informative, innovative and supportive for our customers” and keep Purplebricks ‘front of mind’.Purplebricks Michael Bruce US profits America annual report Australia Florida September 27, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks brand is ‘better recognised than Rightmove’ previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks brand is ‘better recognised than Rightmove’Company makes claim within latest Annual Report as it reveals 56% increase in instructions but substantial losses in US and Oz.Nigel Lewis27th September 201802,674 Viewslast_img read more

Dogs Have Their Day on Ocean City’s Beach

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIDennis Couch and his wife, LeAnne Beil, decided Sunday morning that they would jump in their car and make the three-hour drive from their home in Mechanicsburg, Pa., to Ocean City.They were anxious to see the Jersey Shore on a beautiful fall day, but actually their trip had more to do with treating the two other members of their family – their dogs Harley and Lily – to some new scenery.“This is their first time on the beach,” Beil explained as Harley and Lily wagged their tails and panted in excitement.“They’re not too shy about the water,” Couch added. “They’ve never seen the ocean before.”Although dogs are banned on Ocean City’s beaches during the peak summer tourism season, they are allowed to romp on the sand from Oct. 1 to April 30 provided they are on a leash and their owners clean up any messes.Dog owners are well aware that Ocean City’s beaches open up to canines during the quieter off-season months. They said it is one of the biggest reasons – if not the biggest – for visiting the resort in the fall and winter.Couch noted that 12-year-old brother and sister Harley and Lily, a mix of the Brussels Griffon and Shih Tzu breeds, often accompany him on hikes on the Appalachian Trail and other places.“They go hiking a lot, but they had never been to the beach,” he said.On Sunday morning, Couch and Beil thought that it would be fun for them – and the dogs – to travel to the Jersey Shore to savor the beach and ocean.“This would be a good day. It’s nice weather, so let’s go” Beil recalled of her conversation with her husband.So three hours later, Harley and Lily were frolicking on the sand and in the surf. They were not the only dogs enjoying the beach.Melinda Yannick and her boyfriend, Colin Devenny, both of Phoenixville, Pa., spend the day at the shore with their dogs, Jacks and Comet.Melinda Yannick and her boyfriend, Colin Devenny, both of Phoenixville, Pa., brought their dogs, Jacks and Comet, down to Ocean City for a weekend getaway to the shore.It was the first time on the beach for Jacks and Comet. Jacks, an Alaskan Malamute, boldly went into the water, while Comet, a mixed breed, was more tentative about the waves.Yannick said 13-year-old Jacks has been struggling with a tumor on his right back leg, so she wanted him to see the ocean for the first time before his health took a turn for the worst.“He loved it,” she said of Jacks playing in the water.Knowing that shore towns often allow dogs on the beach during the off-season, Yannick searched on Google to make sure that Ocean City was one of them before she and Devenny made the 90-minute drive from their home in Phoenixville.However, dogs are not permitted on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Devenny said he found that out Sunday when he was on the Boardwalk with Jacks and Comet and a police officer politely told him dogs were not allowed there.“We had a little talk with a police officer. He was nice,” Devenny said.Chris Leonetti, a medical device salesman from Philadelphia, brings Taco, his 6-year-old Samoyed, with him whenever he visits the shore. On Sunday, Leonetti also had Waffles, his 12-week-old Samoyed puppy, with him for her first trip to the beach.Taco, who was eager to run on the beach, tugged on his leash while looking at the water. He also furiously dug into the sand for amusement. Waffles watched intently while taking cues from Taco for doggy beach etiquette. The dogs’ lustrous white coats were even brighter than the beach sand.Leonetti, who wears surgical scrubs when he stops at shore-area hospitals for his job, said Taco gets excited when he sees his owner changing into his work clothes.“As soon as I put on my scrubs, he runs to the back door and waits because he knows we’re going down to the shore,” Leonetti said.Chris Leonetti, of Philadelphia, lets his Samoyeds, Taco, and puppy Waffles, explore the beach. Dogs are allowed on Ocean City’s beaches from Oct. 1 to April 30 provided they are on a leash and their owners clean up any messes.last_img read more

CSR in the spotlight

first_imgEnvironmental concerns mean that businesses are under increasing pressure to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, as part of an overall Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) package.With a variety of upward pressures on their business costs, Scotland’s Walkers Shortbread is one of many taking action to make savings on utility costs.The 109-year-old company wants to reduce carbon emissions from its four factories and three shops in the north east of Scotland. Nicky Walker, Walkers general manager, said: “We are very heavy users of utilities in our production processes so any savings we can make will go straight to the bottom line. We are also keen to continue reducing our carbon footprint.”Current action being considered is the installation of smart data loggers, which will allow gas, electricity and water consumption to be remotely monitored. Experts at consultancy Business Cost Consultants will analyse the data for Walkers and send specialists on to the sites to identify ways of reducing energy and water consumption.Donald Maclean, managing director of Business Cost Consultants, commented: “Like most food manufacturers, Walkers is facing increasing cost pressures on ingredients.”This has been caused by bad weather, global dietary changes and countries diverting significant amounts of raw materials towards bio-fuels.”We are confident of making substantial yearly savings, including reductions of more than 20% on water and telecom costs.”last_img read more

In Short

first_imgFamily fun dayBAKO North Western is to host another Family Fun Day, on Sunday 12 June. The focus will be to provide a forum for its suppliers and customers to meet and share ideas. There will be offers available on the day, as well as a number of interactive demonstrations, within its purpose-built ’bakory’ facility. For more details visit www.bakonw.co.uk.Massive rates riseBusiness rates for one Devon bakery have risen from £9,000 a year to £21,000. Along with other small firms in Salcombe, the Upper Crust Bakery will now have to fork out more following a review by the Valuation Office. Ben Holt-Wilson, who runs the bakery, said an appeal against the rise had been rejected. A Valuation Office spokeswoman said it reflected changes in the market.ABST conferenceDon’t forget to book your place at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ annual conference, at Alton Towers from 10-12 June. The events programme includes the AGM, competitions, and a black-tie dinner. For details contact [email protected] coffee cupVisitors to the London Coffee Festival earlier this month were greeted by a giant Costa takeaway cup. The larger-than-life 2.5m replica was produced by packaging firm Huhtamaki for the Costa stand and featured the cup’s familiar ribbing and embossing. It will now be located in Costa’s head office.Cheque researchTwo in every five small firms or start-ups in the UK still rely on cheques as a day-to-day payment method, with 76% unaware the cheque guarantee card scheme is being phased out from June year, according to new research by WorldPay.last_img read more