BetMGM partners SportCaller for new trivia game

first_img Regions: US Casino & games 21st April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Social gaming Free-to-play games provider SportCaller has agreed a deal with BetMGM to provide a series of daily trivia games to the operator. BetMGM partners SportCaller for new trivia gamecenter_img Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Free-to-play games provider SportCaller has agreed a deal with BetMGM to provide a series of daily trivia games to the operator.The games will feature 10 questions, with a 10-second time limit each, with a $500 prize for winners. The prize is shared if there are multiple winners.Sportcaller said that the time limit, alongside “varied question-alternating functionality and a deep well of topical historical data”, offer protection against manipulation of the game.SportCaller said the move was part of a “softer marketing strategy” for BetMGM during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis with the intention of building brand loyalty until live sports return.Read more on iGB North America.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020 announces key creative professionals for opening, closing ceremonies

first_img The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced today the creative directors who will work on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.Mansai Nomura, an acclaimed kyogen actor, has been appointed the chief executive creative director. He will oversee all the four major ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 – the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games and the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Tokyo 2020 announces key creative professionals for opening, closing ceremonies WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Football Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 31, 2018 Previous articleSouth Africa A feast on Board President’s inexperienced attackNext articleBig Bash League: Hobart Hurricanes sign Cadbury as official shirt sponsor Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSMansai NomuraTakashi YamazakiTokyo 2020 SHARE WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Formula 1 Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerBeing one of Japan’s leading traditional stage comedy and film actors, Nomura has produced and directed contemporary performances both in Japan and overseas. His rich experience and knowledge of both classical and modern Japanese arts were among the reasons for the 12-member selection committee’s decision, the Tokyo 2020 organisers have stated in a release.Takashi Yamazaki, an award-winning movie director, has been appointed the executive creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games, and Hiroshi Sasaki, most known for his role as creative supervisor of the handover ceremony at the Rio 2016 Games closing ceremonies, was named the executive creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games.Tokyo 2020 also announced the basic plan for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, in which the narrative structure of the four ceremonies is laid out. Chief Executive Creative Director Nomura will be in charge of creating and ensuring the overall theme is integrated.Five others were selected as creative directors for the Tokyo 2020 Games ceremonies, including movie producer and writer Genki Kawamura, creative producer Yoshie Kris, singer-songwriter Sheena Ringo, creative technologist Kaoru Sugano and choreographer MIKIKO. These directors will be joined in creative roles by others from a variety of backgrounds. WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Facebook Twitter Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportlast_img read more

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story actor Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide,…

first_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story actor Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide, found hanging at his Bandra residence: Reports By Kunal Dhyani – June 14, 2020 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story actor , Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide on Sunday. According to reports, 34-year-old Rajput was found hanging in his Bandra residence in Mumbai on Sunday morning.The actor who has given several blockbusters including MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kai Po Che & Kedarnath, was last seen in Chhichore opposite Shraddha Kapoor. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoFree Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themUndoGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionUndoInitial reports from the police say that he was suffering from depression for the past six months. His friends also told Aaj Tak that the reason behind this extreme step is depression. A suicide note has not been recovered yet. TAGSBandra residenceBollywood actor diedcommits suicidefound hangingfound hanging at his Bandra residencehangingM.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story actorsuicideSushant Singh RajputSushant Singh Rajput commits suicide SHARE Facebook Twitter Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Sport News Previous articleCricket Business : ECB again sending chartered flight, this time to pick Pakistan Cricket teamNext articleSports Fraternity in shock and grief as Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Latest Sports News Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Sport News PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Esports Football Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title SportSport News ATP Tour Sport News Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India ATP Tour Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Ethan Ampadu sent off as Wales get reduced to 10-men; Follow Live Updates Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Tanga Cement Company Plc ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgTanga Cement Company Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Indigenous Episcopal voices speak out on self harm, suicide at…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Indigenous Ministries 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 Washington, DC Karen R. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Indigenous Episcopal voices speak out on self harm, suicide at UN forum Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service] Suicide and self-harm rates among indigenous youth in the United States and worldwide have reached epidemic rates, according to the young men and women who testified during the April 21 session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.Indigenous Episcopal voices, part of a delegation organized and supported by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, were among those who offered testimony and recommendations during the general session which focused on self harm and suicide, on the second full day of April 20-May 1 forum on indigenous issues taking place at U.N. headquarters in New York.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission. It is also the name recognized by the United Nations for The Episcopal Church’s official consultative presence there.“As indigenous peoples, we consider ourselves connected not only to each other as relatives, but also to the Earth. The adverse effects of harmful environmental practices and extractive industries that provoke changes in our climate and environment are equivalent to collective, societal self harm,” read a statement on behalf of The Episcopal Church submitted by Jasmine Bostock, 24, a young adult and chair of the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministry.“These practices destroy our understanding of ourselves as part of the sacredness of all creation. Our relationship to land and water is broken by the removal of our lands and violation of our sacred sites. We urge you to think of the social message sent to native Hawaiian youth who are watching their elders be arrested for protecting their traditionally sacred mountain, Mauna Kea, from being appropriated for science.”Bostock, who is a native Hawaiian from the Diocese of Hawaii, represented the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society at the session along with Cohen Adkins, 26, of the Chickahominy tribe in the Diocese of Virginia, who serves as an indigenous consultant to the Society, and Frank Oberly, 72, of the Comanche and Osage tribes, from the Diocese of Oklahoma, who also serves on the Committee on Indigenous Ministries.The U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council; its mandate is to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. The Episcopal Church was granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council in July 2014; more than 80 percent of the U.N.’s work happens in the council, which also is the agency through which non-government organizations have official affiliation and relationships with the U.N. and its agencies.“This accreditation allows The Episcopal Church, under the leadership and oversight of the presiding bishop, to submit statements and make oral interventions, in line with the church’s policy and positions as expressed at General Convention and Executive Council, at particular UN meetings,” said Lynnaia Main, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s global relations officer. “It also allows the church to bring delegates to observe certain U.N. meetings, including the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The forum consists of experts who consult with indigenous peoples on matters of social and economic concern, and the experts act as an advisory body to the UN’s Economic and Social Council and member states.”Now in its 14th year, the forum presents an opportunity for the indigenous delegates observe sessions, gain experience with the workings of the international body, network and identify how the indigenous issues being discussed connect with The Episcopal Church. Though Episcopalians have attended previous forums, joining Anglican Communion delegations, it was the first time Episcopalians represented The Episcopal Church.“Together with the Missionary Society, the delegates were able to experience firsthand the global process of dialogue by which the permanent forum experts listen to and consult with indigenous peoples’ representatives and organizations, and other non-governmental organizations,” said Main.Having access to a global forum provides an additional avenue for Episcopalians to live out the Baptismal Covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” and to live out marks three, four and five of the Five Marks of Mission: to respond to human need by loving service; to seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation; to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth, respectively, added Main.“All of these Marks of Mission are shared in a common spirit with those who gather at the United Nations. The United Nations community provides a microphone by which we can voice our issues of concern and share expertise, a common space in which we can network and take part in dialogues on many critical subjects, and a learning platform for global best practices and training that we can take back home to our communities,” she said.Suicide is the second leading cause of death for indigenous youth and young adults ages 15-24, with women three times more likely to commit suicide than men, according to the U.S. Indian Health Service.Anger, depression, hopelessness: All are emotions that underlie the thoughts that cause indigenous youth to harm themselves and commit suicide at higher than average rates, said one indigenous youth member who spoke during the forum on self harm and suicide during the April 21 morning session.After trying to destroy indigenous people physically, the majority white-dominated society turned to destroying indigenous culture and spirituality, he continued.“The church holds a particular role in recognizing and healing brokenness in the world; I think that is so baptismal and so central to Christian faith,” said Bostock, during an interview with Episcopal News Service on April 21 before testifying at the morning session.“I’ve seen in indigenous ministries time and time again this sort of search for where indigenous spirituality crosses with our identity as Christians, and for me obviously, more specifically our identity as Episcopalians. And I think this issue is one where the two really intersect. In our statement we talk a lot about indigenous spirituality and indigenous understanding of one’s self being related to all things in creation, being a relative to all people, being a relative to all things – and so seeing suicide and self harm not as independent from anything else, but as a direct result of the different ways in which our relationships to the earth, to one another and to ourselves have been broken.”The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, responding to the collective discernment of The Episcopal Church, including the 2009 General Convention’s repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, has actively engaged in a variety of ministries for healing historical and generational trauma, directed towards youth.“Restoring right relations with indigenous peoples is a priority for our Church. As Christians, we believe that all human beings are created in God’s image and that our scriptures, the way of Jesus Christ and our Baptismal Covenant call us to ‘seek and serve Christ in all persons.’ We grieve and lament with our indigenous young people, their families and communities when they suffer,” read the statement submitted to the U.N. by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.Based on the experience and witness of the church, the statement made recommendations aimed at eradicating the “harmful root causes that inflict pain” on young people causing them to harm themselves:Promote positive images of indigenous peoples in social settings and remove harmful mascot images, so that young people can take pride in their indigenous identity rather than feel devalued by the larger society.Expand school curricula to include the positive, meaningful contributions of indigenous peoples to the narratives about each country’s formation, history and society.Restore to indigenous peoples their rightful place on lands and in government structures, so that they are not oppressed, marginalized, unfairly represented, or bereft of resources and services.There are 566 federally recognized tribes spread across the United States, explained Adkins, with The Episcopal Church having a strong presence among Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians, the Navajo, the Lakota, the Oneida, the Ojibwa and others.One of the ways the church and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society are working to reduce suicide and self-harm rates is through connecting youth in person and through social media, said Cohen, adding that the indigenous community subscribes to a very traditional high church, so indigenous people feel the stigma associated with suicide and self harm more than others.And it’s something Oberly and others have been working on. As the former chair of the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministries and who has long served in leadership roles in the church, Oberly formed the Indigenous Theological Training Institute, which is working to develop a resource for parishes and other community organizations that work in areas where suicide and self-harm rates are high.The church, he said, isn’t just talking about work, but is doing it, which makes it a strong partner for other organizations and institutions.It’s important for The Episcopal Church to be present at forums like the one presented at the United Nations and to be involved in constructive conversation and dialogue, said Bostock, adding that she’d like to see the church utilized as a partner in addressing the indigenous people’s struggles.“The church can’t do it alone,” she said, adding that both the church and the United Nations have their own methods and procedures for introducing resolutions and adopting policy, but only through collaboration can results be seen.“The more collaboration we can see, the happier world we can see. If you are not willing to connect and collaborate, you will forever be a voice calling out in the wilderness, and that’s not our call,” said Bostock. “Our call is … to seek and recognize Christ in all persons and to serve all people.” Comments (2) Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY By ENS staffPosted Apr 27, 2015 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group April 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm It sounds as if the topic of mental illness needs to be introduced and health professionals should be involved to help the indigenous populations to understand there are many factors that lead to suicide,depression and hopelessness. There are many resources available to help . I am a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the National Institute of Mental Health is very helpful. There are suicide hot lines also. April 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm I’m very glad to see the work that’s being done and particularly the recognition of the historical traumas and injustices that affect indigenous communities today. May the work towards justice and peace continue. It’s very common to attribute this problem to indigenous people not understanding mental health. The idea that indigenous people don’t know what’s best for themselves can itself be an example of the stereotypes that indigenous youth and adults live with daily. In the past, this certainty has led Christian leaders in the U.S. to forbid native languages and religious practices, to kidnap children from their homes and force them to grow up in white culture, to attempt over and over to “kill the Indian and save the man” by forcefully educating indigenous people in the ways that the imperial culture considered best ( I know that the knee-jerk reaction is that we’re better now, but the damage goes on. Sacred sites in Hawaii are right now being seized and demolished ( Treaties are still being broken ( I agree that there are definitely many factors that lead to suicide, depression and hopelessness. Many of those factors are sociocultural, and we cannot afford to overlook those. I appreciate the steps laid out in this article for ways that the Church can advocate for social justice and reconciliation.Community psychology and working with existing cultural authorities is way to empower people and communities to help themselves. They’re pretty academic, but I’d encourage checking out the work of Michael Kral if you are interested in some ways in which psychologists have worked together with communities, especially in indigenous communities, to address the crisis of suicidality, self-harm, and high-risk behaviors among indigenous Inuit young people. Likewise, Gone (2008) is available for free ( and goes over some of the conflicts between mainstream U.S. culture, including conceptions of mental health, and American Indian people with values of place and space. Working to understand and connect in times of crisis across cultural differences is tough, complex work. I pray for all the best for those involved in this ministry. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

CAF to host Charities Tax Review briefing

CAF to host Charities Tax Review briefing Howard Lake | 9 May 2000 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Still confused about how to implement the opportunities and requirements for tax-efficient fundraising that were announced in the Government’s budget? Charities Aid Foundation will be hosting a briefing on the changes on 18 May at their Kent headquarters. Find out more from Charities Aid Foundation.Find out what other events are available to fundraisers from UK Fundraising’s events listing.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

The right to rebel: The case of Ahmed Evans

first_imgPart 1: How the Glenville Rebellion briefly won community control in 1968Ahmed EvansOn July 23, 1968, a gun battle between white Cleveland police officers and the Black Nationalist group “Republic of New Libya” ended with an official death toll of three police, three Black snipers and one civilian. The dispute began over ongoing racist harassment of the group’s leader, Ahmed Evans, by white officers. Police accused Evans’ group of shooting first.Independent journalists and investigators uncovered facts to support Evans’ claim that it was the other way around.Nevertheless, Ahmed Evans was charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the police and another person, dubbed a hero, who was said to have been helping police. Evans also faced three additional charges, specifically for killing police officers, which was automatically a capital offense in Ohio then, unless the jury were to recommend mercy.Evans himself had not fired any of the fatal shots. He was charged under a state law that allowed a person to be held accountable for a crime stemming from participation in a “conspiracy.”Mae Mallory, who came to Cleveland in 1961 when the state of North Carolina attempted to have her extradited from New York to face trumped-up kidnapping charges, was instrumental in forming the July 23 Defense Committee. The 1961 charges had been leveled against her and Robert Williams, a leader of the Black community in Monroe, N.C., who supported the right of armed self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan.Another lead activist in the Defense Committee, Wilbur Grattan, was a Republic of New Libya member who was beaten savagely by police after trying to attend to a wounded comrade on the night of the shootout. Grattan was a seasoned activist, having been involved with the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in his home state of Alabama.A year earlier, Ted Dostal, a retired steelworker, and Frances Dostal, a registered nurse, had moved to Cleveland from Youngstown, Ohio, to start a branch of Workers World Party. Understanding the right of oppressed nations to self-determination, these white militants respected the position of Mallory and others that the Defense Committee should be an autonomous Black organization. So they formed “Friends of the July 23 Defense Committee.”‘Conspiracy’ charge buries truthTruth was the first casualty of the prosecution’s determination to send Evans to the electric chair.A 22-year-old African-American bystander, James Chapman, was said to have been aiding police when killed by a Black sniper. An organization that aided widows of slain police officers broke tradition by giving $1,000 to Chapman’s widow.However, a forensic expert testified that Chapman’s wound was caused by a shot fired no more than 18 inches from his head — meaning he had to have been killed not by a “sniper,” but by the police he was accompanying. Yet Chapman’s death was blamed on the “conspiracy” that Evans was allegedly a party to.Whether the three police officers were all killed by members of the Republic of New Libya or by their fellow officers was never clearly established. The prosecution based its case on the testimony of gun dealers who claimed to have sold weapons to Evans. With the aim of undermining not only Evans’ defense but the city administration, the prosecution claimed the money used to buy the weapons came from a grant that Evans’ Afro Culture Shop and Bookstore had received from “Cleveland Now!,” an empowerment program initiated by the city’s first African-American mayor, Carl B. Stokes.Nevertheless, these weapons were purchased legally and, from Evans’ standpoint, for defensive purposes, as Black Nationalists had been attacked by police in nearby Akron, Ohio, and white Cleveland police had been harassing and threatening Evans since before Stokes’ election in 1967.Not only was Evans not involved in the shooting, but neighbor James Turpin testified that Evans was inside Turpin’s home from 20 minutes after the shooting began up until the moment he surrendered to police. The prosecution offered absolutely zero proof that the three deaths were the result of any conspiracy.The phrase “prosecutorial misconduct” could not fully describe the racist behavior of those determined to have Evans executed. During his trial, his lawyers were called “boys” more than once. An African-American defense witness was belittled and intimidated with questions such as “You hate white people, don’t you?”The mainstream media, particularly the Cleveland Plain Dealer, made no effort to hide their bias against Evans and in support of the police.Evans’ supporters were targeted. The July 23 Defense Committee held a demonstration outside the courthouse during the trial. At the time, picketing a courthouse was illegal. Mae Mallory was arrested, along with Ted Dostal, who was standing on the sidelines as a sympathetic observer. Both were charged with contempt of court.On May 12, 1969, jurors returned a verdict of guilty on all counts and without mercy. Before being sent to death row, Evans stated, “The electric chair or fear of anything won’t stop the Black man of today.”Just as today there is widespread anger everywhere over the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland, “There was outrage all over the country when the Evans verdict was announced,” recalls Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. “I was in eighth grade in Detroit and students walked out when they got the news. They were attacked by Detroit police.”Both Dostal and Mallory were also found guilty. Mallory moved to Tanzania to avoid being forced to serve an outrageous one-year sentence. Dostal was sent to the workhouse on a six-month sentence. He was released early when he was about to play a lead role in a strike of inmates.No one was ever charged in the killings of Amer Iber Katir, Malik Ali Bey or Nondu Bey, the three Republic of New Libya members shot to death.Ahmed Evans’ death sentence was later commuted to life in prison, where he died of cancer in 1978. He was a committed revolutionary to the end.Mae Mallory left Africa when it was safe to return to activism in her home town of Brooklyn, N.Y., where she spent her last years. Wilbur Grattan, a frequent driver on the Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan, and Ted Dostal and Frances Dostal, fixtures of the Cleveland progressive movement, stayed in the struggle to the end. The four remained lifelong friends and all would have been in the streets with the youth of today, blocking highways, staging die-ins and getting in the faces of the racist cops.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Biosecurity In Place at State Fair

first_img SHARE Previous articleFarm Families Honored at State Fair for their Agricultural HeritageNext articleIt’s Back Home for State Fair Cattle Judge Gary Truitt SHARE Biosecurity In Place at State FairDr. MarshIn light of the spread of PEDv, there was a good deal of concern about the swine barn at the State Fair. Thus, new biosecurity procedures have been put in place for livestock entering the Indiana State Fairgrounds. State Veterinarian Dr. Bret Marsh said the 4-H check-in went off without a hitch, “The final count coming into the swine barn was 2,149 head, 49 more than last year. So it has been a busy time, but we have had great cooperation from all the exhibitors.” He added that the cooler weather during check-in also helped with processing.  All the 4-H swine were in good health, and a special team of veterinarians are on hand to monitor the animals while they are on the grounds.Marsh says the new procedures did not slow down check-in, “This year all the animals had to arrive with electronic identification, and that actually helped with processing.” Marsh said check-in took 10 fewer hours this year than last year. Marsh praised the cooperation of State Fair officials for helping with a problem-free check-in. There have been no reported problems with the check-in on open class livestock this week. Since most of these exhibitors are experienced show participants, it is expected to run smoothly.  Marsh says, with the summer weather, cases of PEDv have declined. However, he is concerned about that will happen when the winter weather returns, “We have learned about this disease, so I hope we have some new tools in place when the winter season comes upon us and the disease is likely to intensify.” Facebook Twitter Biosecurity In Place at State Fair By Gary Truitt – Aug 5, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Biosecurity In Place at State Fairlast_img read more

Woman reporter alive and well after being missing for a week

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News June 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman reporter alive and well after being missing for a week May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation MexicoAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Newscenter_img Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Stephania Cardoso, the newspaper reporter who disappeared on 9 June in the northern state of Coahuila, revealed in a short interview for Radio Fórmula on 15 June that she is alive and well and has her two-year-old son with her. However, she refused to explain what has happened to her since she went missing or give her present location, and she said she would not get in direct contact with the rest of her family for the sake of their security.“This is something of a miracle amid the continuing chaos to which Mexican journalists are exposed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope that Cardoso is found and placed in a safe location without delay. At the least sign of danger, a news organization and its staff must be given the protection envisaged under the new legislation making attacks on freedom of information a federal crime.”Article 19’s Mexico director, Darío Ramírez, told that Cardoso has been in touch with her newspaper, the Saltillo-based Zócalo, and that, as she had requested on the air, the newspaper is putting her in touch with the office of the federal attorney general and the interior ministry.The Cardoso family told Reporters Without Borders they were delighted to learn that she was all right but confirmed they had not talked to her since 8 June. They added that they hoped she would quickly receive the requested federal protection._______________12.05.2012 – Woman reporter and young son feared kidnapped in CoahuilaNo convincing explanation or hypothesis has yet been advanced to account for the disappearance of newspaper reporter Hypathia Stephania Rodríguez Cardoso and her 2-year-old son since the early hours of 9 June. A crime reporter for Zócalo, a local daily based in Saltillo, the capital of the northern state of Coahuila, Rodríguez and her son went missing after attending a Freedom of Expression Day party the previous evening.Using Twitter, she notified her colleagues shortly after 2 a.m. that she and her son had arrived home safely. After she failed to turn up at work the next day, relatives went to her home and found it in disarray, with her camera on the floor, broken, and the family car missing.“As her newspaper’s crime reporter, Cardoso may have been the target of a reprisal in what is an extremely dangerous region,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The drug cartels fight openly in Coahuila, a state has borne the brunt of much of the federal offensive against drug trafficking, and no fewer than 1,800 people have gone missing there in the past three years. “We urge the authorities to make an all-out effort to find this young woman and her son safe and sound, especially as the circumstances described by her family support the terrible suspicion that they were kidnapped from their home.”Zócalo deputy managing editor Luis Eduardo Mendoza told Reporters Without Borders that Cardoso had worked for the newspaper for the past two years as its senior crime reporter. He added that he did not know if she had received any threats. Reporters Without Borders confirmed that the federal attorney-general’s office has taken charge of the investigation at the request of the National Human Rights Commission.This is not the first time that a Zócalo journalist has gone missing. Valentín Valdés Espinosa was kidnapped on 7 January 2010 and was found dead the next day, while Rafael Ortíz Martínez has been missing since 8 July 2006.A total of 84 journalists have been killed in Mexico in the past decade and another 15 have gone missing. Rodríguez is the second woman journalist to disappear, following Michoacán-based reporter María Esther Aguilar Cansimbe, who has been missing since 11 November 2009. to go further Follow the news on Mexico 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policieslast_img read more

Servicers: How to Optimize CWCOT Strategies

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Servicers: How to Optimize CWCOT Strategies  Print This Post About Author: Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Fast-Tracking Foreclosure Next: Residential Construction Driving National Migration Patterns Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] November 8, 2017 1,956 Views Altisource CWOT Min Alexander 2017-11-08 Nicole Casperson The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  As the popularity of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured home loan lending expands, servicers are looking to refine their strategy for managing foreclosure homes under the Claims Without Conveyance of Title (CWCOT) program.In a recent white paper titled, “New Opportunities for Servicers to Optimize CWCOT Disposition Strategies” author Min L. Alexander, SVP of Real Estate Services for Altisource, lays out a roadmap for an effective and efficient CWCOT program strategy.“One that incorporates elements of decision theory and risk modeling to simplify and streamline processes while decreasing loss severity for servicers,” Alexander writes. When optimizing CWCOT outcomes, there are a few obstacles that servicers will face, and Alexander outlines three. First, effectively utilizing available data to make decisions, while most information is available to servicers — including asset level, mortgage, market, and vendor cost data—servicers often struggle to produce clear, meaningful outputs that make decision making easier.Second is accessing intuitive technology platforms, as most vendors and servicers rely primarily on platforms, which function as electronic filing cabinets with limited capabilities for integration outside of simple workflow tasking and document storage, Alexander delves into detail on what can be done to overcome this. Finally, Alexander’s third obstacle to a successful CWCOT program is the inability to readily integrate processes and data flow across multiple vendors—causing material timeline delays and poor quality results for the next vendor.In the end, Alexander proposes a solution to each of these challenges. Want to know how to ensure an optimal CWCOT program strategy? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Altisource CWOT Min Alexander Servicers: How to Optimize CWCOT Strategies Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more