August 24

Big Ten, Pac-12 cancel college American football seasons

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Big Ten and the Pac-12, two of college American football’s “Power Five” conferences, have both postponed their 2020 football seasons due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The Big Ten, primarily comprising Midwest teams, did not mention a date of a possible return to action, but the West Coast-based Pac-12 said it “would consider a return to competition for impacted sports after January 1, 2021”.Both conferences said they made the decision to suspend all fall sports based on the advice of their medical committees.“The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made regarding the ability to proceed forward,” Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said.The remaining three “Power Five” conferences – the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Big XII – so far still intend to continue the season with shortened schedules. Read more on iGB North America Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address 12th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boylecenter_img Big Ten, Pac-12 cancel college American football seasons Sports betting The Big Ten and the Pac-12, two of college American football’s “Power Five” conferences, have both postponed their 2020 American football seasons due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

August 18

IPL 2020 MI vs CSK : Will Dhoni move up in…

first_img Facebook Twitter Football Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video 1  Shane Watson2  Du Plessis / Murali Vijay3  Ambati Rayudu4  MS Dhoni5  Kedar Jadhav6  Ravinder Jadeza7  Dwayne Bravo8  Shardul Thakur9  Deepak Chahar10 Lungi Ngidi11 Piyush Chawla  ENG-W vs IND-W: Mithali Raj lauds Shafali Verma after fantastic debut, says ‘she will be important for us in all formats’ Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Previous articlePUBG Mobile New version: What does it bring to the table for gamers, Check the pros and consNext articlePremier League 2020: Four new positive COVID-19 tests in Premier League Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Will it be Dhoni who will take the baton and move up the batting order or will it be someone else. Everyone in CSK is tightlipped about the team strategy. According to them as always, Dhoni is keeping all the cards close to his chest and no one knows anything about it.  The biggest decision MS Dhoni has to take before opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is to whether to promote himself up in the order or not ? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket “Nothing can be revealed about the team’s strategy for the opening game. It is something that only stays in the dressing room”, says source close to the CSK team.  Cricket PL 2020 MI vs CSK Live : Chennai Super Kings likely Line Up for the Opening Game As CSK will not have the services of Hazlewood and Curran as well in the opening game, South African Lungi Ngidi will surely make it to the CSK playing11. Deepak Chahar who has now fully recovered from Covid-19 along with Shardul Thakur will be the other pace bowling options in the playing 11 for CSK.  Bravo now will become the most important cog in the wheel for CSK as he will not only be expected to give solidity to the batting in the absence of Suresh Raina but will also have to play a crucial role with his four overs.  Suresh Raina is now missing from the Chennai Super Kings line up. And in his absence, who will bat at number 3 and 4 for the 3 times IPL champions CSK.  Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Cricket Gambhir said that Dhoni can come at one down as there are batsmen who can play the finishing game. By Kunal Dhyani – September 15, 2020 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Undo“So, MS Dhoni at No. 3 and then they have got depth with Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, all those guys they can come in.“So, I think it is going to be a great opportunity for someone like MS Dhoni and I am sure he is going to relish that. Also, Suresh Raina not being there, you want to have some experienced players batting at No. 3, so it could be MS Dhoni now,” he added. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs “It will be a good opportunity for MS Dhoni to come and bat at No. 3,” says Dhoni’s former teammate Gautam Gambhir“And he has been away from the game for the last one year, so he would end up getting a lot more balls to face and then he can actually play the anchor innings as well which he has been doing for India for the last couple of years,” the two-time IPL-winning skipper said. CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport WTC Final LIVE Day 3: No rain for now but dark clouds & bad-light threaten India vs New Zealand Day 3 According to the experts, this is great opportunity for Dhoni to anchor the team by batting up the order.  India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Cricket Latest Sports News Another line of thought that must be getting deliberated by CSK management would be to draft Murali Vijay as opening partner of Shane Watson for the opening game. This will give them option to draft one extra spinner in form of either Mitchell Santner or Imran Tahir in the playing 11. But for that Du Plessis have to be rested which looks unlikely with a brittle battling line up like CSK.  Latest Sports News CSK likely Bowling line up for the Opening game against Mumbai IndiansFast Bowling Options in 11 for CSK – Ngidi / Thakur / Chahar / Bravo Spin Bowling Options in 11 for CSK – Jadeja / Chawla / Jadhav  TAGSCSK XI Prediction for Opening gameIPL 2020MI vs CSKMI vs CSK LiveMI vs CSK Live ScoreMS Dhoni CSK Batting orderMumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings SHARE Cricket IPL 2020 MI vs CSK : Will Dhoni move up in batting order in Raina’s absence ? Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Cricket CSK’s options in the batting department – Opening Slots – Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis & Murali Vijay. 2 of these 3 will open CSK’s batting against Mumbai IndiansNumber 3 Position – Ambati Rayudu or Dhoni himself Number 4 Position – Dhoni either promotes himself to number 4 or will have to send Ravinder Jadeja or Kedar Jadhav in the position. last_img read more

July 12

British American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( 2000 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (  2000 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

July 12

Beta Glass Company ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Beta Glass Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

June 23

James Haskell to appear in I’m a Celebrity…

first_imgTelling ITV his reasons for joining the show, Haskell said: “I’m going in the Jungle to have a fun time but I’ve always done this lad bravado kind of thing and actually I am really different.Related: James Haskell announces retirement“The mental side of things can be very tough and I am going in with an open mind. I also think there will be an expectation that I will be good at challenges as maybe I look the part physically but I might be absolutely terrified!” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS James Haskell to appear in I’m a Celebrity…The latest line-up for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has been announced and a familiar face is on the ticket. Former England, Wasps, Northampton, Stade Français and Highlanders back-row James Haskell will be dropped into camp in Australia.The survival-themed reality TV show will begin on ITV from Sunday 17 November. And Haskell is not the only former athlete in the cast – ex-Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright is there, alongside Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner. Former England back-rower James Haskell to appear in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on ITV from Sunday 17 November Last year, former Wales back-rower Andy Powell told WalesOnline that he was close to joining I’m a Celeb…. He said: “The show got in contact with my agent and we had a meeting in London about the prospect of me appearing this year.“The producers said I was very close to going in but I think they went for a higher profile person instead.“It went really well. They were keen and I’m really gutted I didn’t make it.”Haskell is not the only rugby player starring on reality TV on ITV at the moment. Fierce: James Haskell will be in the jungle (Getty Images) Former Test stars Ben Fodden (England) and Thom Evans (Scotland) have joined up with current Bath wing Levi Davis are part of a group called Try Stars on X FACTOR: Celebrity. Back in July, Rugby World joined Davis for a gig, to find out about his twin ambitions in sport and music.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news from the the world of rugby.last_img read more

June 20

Maryland diocese welcomes Knudsen as assistant bishop

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Elizabeth Bishop says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (5) 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ November 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm May God be with you in the doing if this ministry. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books November 11, 2015 at 9:14 am Bishop Chilton will be a blessing to your diocese. An amazing servant of God and wonderful pastor.With His grace, she will help you heal and move forward . This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Derrick Wedderburn says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET November 11, 2015 at 6:06 am God is always doing a new thing. Awesome!! People Karen Schief says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Maryland diocese welcomes Knudsen as assistant bishop Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. Tags The Rev. Robert S. Runkle, Deacon says: Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Dan WebsterPosted Nov 9, 2015 Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA House of Bishops, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel November 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm Long Island’s loss is Maryland’s gain. Bishop Knudsen is a blessing. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA November 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm A hearty welcome to the new Assistant Bishop, Chilton Knudsen. Having known her during our time in the Chicago area, it is especially wonderful that she is beginning her ministry as my wife, Mary Beth Jorgensen and I start our retirement years here. I am confident that we will all look back with pride and joy as a result of Chilton’s forthcoming ministry. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal Diocese of Maryland — Baltimore] A special Choral Evensong at the Cathedral of the Incarnation here served as the official welcoming by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland to the Rt. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen as assistant bishop.“Chilton, Bishop in the Church of God, and as our assistant bishop, we welcome you to the Diocese of Maryland and to this cathedral church, the symbol and center of the pastoral, liturgical, and teaching ministry that you are to share with (the Rt. Rev.) Eugene (Taylor Sutton) our Bishop Diocesan,” said the Very Rev. Rob Boulter, acting dean of the cathedral.Knudsen said she was grateful for the welcome. “I promise, God helping me, to continue to be a faithful shepherd and servant among you,” she said. “I pray that the ministry which we will share may be pleasing to God, and that it may strengthen the life of the Diocese of Maryland, and the whole Church of God.”Boulter then asked Sutton and those gathered if they were ready to continue their ministry with Knudsen as their assistant bishop. All responded with a hearty, “We are.”In her sermon, Knudsen talked about Evensong being a time to put what has happened during the day into the hands of God. The spirit of Evensong can be summed up, she said, in the words of the late U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, “For all that has been, Thanks. To all that shall be, Yes.”The diocese has been without a bishop suffragan for 10 months since Heather Cook struck and killed a cyclist while driving while intoxicated. She later resigned her position and last month was sentenced to a seven-year prison sentence.“Our diocese needed a special leader and I believe the Holy Spirit has sent that leader in the person of Bishop Knudsen,” said Sutton. “Chilton has extraordinary gifts of leadership in diocese management and conflict resolution, as well as in issues of recovery. We’ll be blessed by her time with us.”Knudsen, 69, retired in 2008 as bishop of Maine. Since then she has served as a missionary to Haiti and assistant bishop in the dioceses of Lexington, New York and Long Island.Knudsen is co-author of the book, So You Think You Don’t Know One, Addiction and Recovery in Clergy and Congregations (Morehouse Publishing). She’s also co-author of the booklet, “Depending on the Grace of God, a Spiritual Journey through the Twelve Steps” (Forward Movement). Donna Blankman says: Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

June 16

CAF handles a record £478m in donations in 2014/15

first_imgCAF handles a record £478m in donations in 2014/15 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF’s social investment arm Venturesome has supported another 23 social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations seen as too high-risk by high street banks.2014 was also the year that CAF co-ordinated the UK activities for #GivingTuesday, the first time the global campaign promoting giving, took place in the UK. Over 820 charities and businesses took part. CAF is coordinating the campaign again this year, and it will run on 1 December.CAF Chief Executive John Low said:“Charities have not escaped the consequences of global economic conditions, and as a result have had a difficult few years during which demand for their services has risen steeply. It has never been more important to encourage people to give and to maximise the impact of their generosity”.You can download the CAF annual report 2014/15 in PDF. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 August 2015 | News Charities Aid Foundation helped individuals and organisations make £478 million in charitable donations during 2014/15 according to the charity’s latest annual report. An increase of £35 million on 2013/14, this is the largest amount to date.CAF manages donations on behalf of wealthy philanthropists, thousands of major businesses and hundreds of thousands of people who give through CAF Charity Accounts and through their payroll with Give As You Earn.  It also provides financial services to voluntary organisations.During 2014/15:• £70 million was donated by employees of more than 3,000 firms through their payroll as part of Give As You Earn.• People holding a CAF Charity Account to manage their giving gave £100 million to charities. This includes the Gift Aid that CAF claims on their behalf to make the accounts tax-effective.• Major donors donated £156 million via CAF, an increase of 19% over the previous year• Companies using CAF’s services donated £82 millionServices to charitiesThe annual report also revealed that:CAF Bank has lent £20 million to charities Advertisement  60 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation payroll giving Research / statistics tax efficient givinglast_img read more

June 16

Charity sector appointment news round up

first_img Advertisement Melanie May | 23 April 2019 | News  279 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Recruitment / people New Trustee for Teens UniteAlessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer for Tesco, has been appointed as Chair Trustee for Teens Unite. As Chair, Bellini will govern a board of seven trustees and will work closely alongside Teens Unite’s CEO and Senior Management Team to deliver the long-term vision of the charity. She is a Senior Executive with experience in Marketing and Communication across many different markets and FMCG Categories, and joined Tesco two years ago as Chief Customer Officer. She joins the Trustee Board during a period of significant growth for Teens Unite. The charity has launched a capital appeal to open The House of Teens Unite: the first retreat on UK mainland for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. 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  278 total views,  5 views today BTA appoints Director of Executive SearchOne-stop shop for charity recruitment and consultancy BTA is teaming up with Scottish recruiter Peter Caithness. Caithness is joining BTA in a senior position as its new Director of Executive Search. This key role will be operational and strategic, utilising his skills as a recruiter in both the voluntary and public sectors while supporting the ongoing growth and development of BTA. British Liver Trust announces new CEOThe British Liver Trust has announced Pamela Healy OBE as its new Chief Executive. Healy comes with a wealth of experience in the third sector across leadership, marketing and fundraising.  Before joining the British Liver Trust, she was CEO of Breast Cancer Haven, and prior to that, she was Director of Communications for Trafalgar 200 (international celebration of the Bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005) where she was awarded an OBE for ‘inspiring leadership and professionalism’. Two new patrons for The ReaderNational charity, The Reader, has welcomed two new advocates to its family of patrons. BAFTA-nominated actor, Claire Skinner (centre), and parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, are both active supporters of the charity’s mission to bring about a Reading Revolution so that everyone can experience and enjoy great literature. The new patrons join a list of high profile figures from the world of arts and culture who are already ambassadors for The Reader, including Frank Cottrell Boyce, Blake Morrison, Maxine Peake, Lemn Sissay and Jeanette Winterson. Movember CEO to join Dogs Trust as its next CEODogs Trust has announced a new Chief Executive, following the death of their former CEO, Adrian Burder, in October. Owen Sharp, CEO of the Movember Foundation, will join the charity in July. The Movember Foundation is a global charity that seeks to improve men’s health. Prior to that Sharp was CEO at Prostate Cancer UK and Deputy Chief Executive at Victim Support. Charity sector appointment news round up Giveacar appoints new ManagerGiveacar has appointed Janis Furneaux as its new General Manager. Before Giveacar Furneux founded and ran her own fashion label. Starting as a market stall, it grew into an online brand with international stockists. At Giveacar, she intends to use this same drive and promotional skill set to develop the Giveacar scheme and make it a household name. A new CEO for Dogs Trust, and a Director of Executive Search for BTA are among the recent appointments in the charity sector. Read on for more recruitment news in our latest round up.last_img read more

June 15

May Day = Worker Power

first_imgToday, in 66 countries around the world, May Day — International Workers’ Day — is an official paid holiday commemorated on May 1. But not in the United States.While May Day originated here, the ruling class has done everything it can to eradicate any memory of this working-class holiday. As a result, International Workers’ Day is officially ignored in the country where it was born. However, it is commemorated around the world as an important anniversary for the working-class movement. Socialists and communists struggled the hardest to have it made an official holiday in many countriesWhat are the origins of May Day, and why is it important to workers in this country?The roots of May Day as a time to honor the struggles of the working class began on May 1, 1886. Some 300,000 workers across the United States walked off their jobs demanding an eight-hour day. In that era, a “normal” workday could be 10 or even 12 hours long, with no overtime payWithin days of these walkouts, police killed several workers on strike at the McCormick Reaper Works in Chicago. That led to a huge protest rally in Haymarket Square on May 4In the middle of the rally, a bomb was thrown into the crowd, killing several workers and police. Police then broke up the rally and arrested many of the workersIt was clearly a frameup. Why would these workers bomb their own rally? One of those arrested for the bombing and later hung, August Spies, was a rally speaker who was actually sitting on the platform at the time the bomb was thrown.Nevertheless, eight workers were convicted of the crime and five sentenced to death: August Spies, George Engel, Adolph Fisher, Albert Parsons and Louis Lingg. Four were hanged on Nov. 11, 1887; Lingg died in jail the night before. Mass pressure finally won the exoneration of the other threeThese arrests and executions took place during a time of heavy repression against immigrants. Four of the five sentenced to death had come from Germany. Politically, the eight were anarchists.This terrible injustice perpetrated against the rising labor movement in the U.S. led activists at a meeting in 1889, when there were widespread socialist movements around the world, to designate May 1 as International Workers’ DayThat outraged the ruling class in this country. So in place of May Day, the U.S. government in 1894 set up Labor Day as a holiday in September. While people of course enjoy getting this paid day off, Labor Day has none of the history of working-class struggle that is incorporated in May Day.May Day was reignited in the U.S. 120 years later in 2006, when millions of immigrants, the vast majority from Latin America, carried out a countrywide general strike. They were protesting the racist, anti-immigrant Sensenbrenner bill that intensified anti-immigrant repression, including the expulsion of between 2 and 3 million immigrants during the subsequent Barack Obama administrationOf course, no holiday can make up for the crimes committed against workers every day of the year. Now, in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, when so many millions are unable to work as the economy shuts down, it is imperative to demand that every person receive financial support from the government, along with health care, food, housing and more, sufficient to meet their needsWe can’t gather in huge demonstrations to broadcast these demands. But we can, for example, use every modern tool of communication to demand that Immigration and Customs Enforcement and migrant detention centers be shut down now – and stay closed beyond the pandemic.Activists in many cities are protesting from their cars around a range of key working-class issues, including health and safety in the context of COVID-19. Others are holding “virtual” protests. Solidarity with prisoners and migrants, among the most oppressed and exploited sectors of the working class, is a strong theme.Show your solidarity for workers’ struggles on International Workers’ Day. Join a caravan or action near you or virtually join with others to plan for working-class struggle.Visit to find an action near you. To register for Workers World Party’s Workers Assembly webinar: thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

June 12

Witnesses give contradictory views about motives for Gongadze murder

first_img Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Follow the trial News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media February 26, 2021 Find out more Organisation October 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Witnesses give contradictory views about motives for Gongadze murder News News Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts Witnesses disagreed on the central question of whether journalist Georgy Gongadze was killed for criticising President Leonid Kuchma’s government when they testified during the latest hearings on 29 September and 4 October in the Kiev trial of three policemen accused of his murder in 2000.Former colleague Lyudmila Frolova, who began working with him at Ukrainskaya Pravda in April 1999 and who is a friend of his widow, Myroslava, testified that she noticed the couple’s home was under surveillance in July 2000. She said she saw two suspicious-looking men seating in the courtyard during her visits. Asked why she thought he was murdered, Frolova replied: “There was no information in his articles that could have prompted anyone to murder him.”But Yulia Mostova, the editor of Mirror Weekly, said she was convinced President Kuchma was prodded by someone in his entourage to have Gongadze murdered. The recordings made by Kuchma bodyguard Mykola Melnychenko proved that Gongadze’s articles were threatening someone close to the president if not the president himself, she said. UkraineEurope – Central Asia Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV March 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information UkraineEurope – Central Asia News to go further RSF_en September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more