“Looking back, I am proud and happy to be able to conclude that Raketech now is a stable listed company with a strong and confident management in place, guided by a clear strategy. My mission is thereby done, and it is time for me to hand over to someone else who can take Raketech to the next level.” 7th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Bengtsson has been CEO of William Hill since September of 2019, having initially joined the bookmaker as chief digital officer in April 2018. “With his profound knowledge, connections and experience from the global scene of igaming combined with first-hand experience from large scale international transactions, Mr Bengtsson is perfect for the job to further accelerate our growth,” Raketech nomination committee chairman Tobias Persson Rosenqvist said. Raketech’s nomination committee also proposed the re-election of Fredrik Svederman, Annika Billberg, Johan Svensson and Erik Skarp, as well as the new appointment of Magnus Gottås. Raketech’s nomination committee proposed appointing Bengtsson as chairman, and should this be approved, the appointment would come into effect from the affiliate’s annual general meeting on May 17. Online affiliate and content market provider Raketech has proposed appointing William Hill chief executive Ulrik Bengtsson as its new chairman, after Christian Lundberg declined re-election to the role. Prior to this, he was president, chairman and chief executive of Betsson Group, and also spent time as CEO of the emerging markets pay-TV business at Modern Times Group. Topics: Marketing & affiliates People Marketing People moves Management Rosenqvist also paid tribute to the outgoing Lundberg, who has served as chair of Raketech since 2017. In February, Raketech said the impact of its acquisitions during the past year helped to drive revenue up 23.0% year-on-year in its 2020 financial year. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: William Hill Raketech Ulrik Bengtsson Lundberg added: “When I was appointed as chairman, I had a clear mission. This was to lead the work with creating structure and processes to ensure Raketech would successfully be able to operate in a listed environment, on Stockholm Nasdaq First North. “I wish to express my warmest thanks to Mr Lundberg for his hard work with regards to creating a well-balanced mix between entrepreneurial creativity and well-functioning governance and structure,” Rosenqvist said. Marketing & affiliates The committee’s complete proposal will be presented at the annual general meeting next month. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Raketech eyes William Hill CEO as new chairman
CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) 2018 presentation Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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This is what I’d do about the BP share price Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. The BP (LSE:BP) share price was 486p at the start of the year. Now it’s around 200p, almost 60% lower. The Covid-19 crisis caused oil demand to slump, and some oil-producing nations also increased their supply. This led to lower oil prices. Oil & gas producing giant BP saw its revenues slump. Losses mounted as assets were written down due to a bleak outlook for oil prices. BP had to slash its dividend and issue debt to raise cash.The anticipation and then reality of a dividend cut explains most of BP’s share price slump. In response to the pandemic and the broader outlook for oil, it’s planning big eco-focused changes. These changes make the company riskier, explaining the rest of the share price slide. I think the BP share price is attractive at 200p because the potential rewards outweigh the risks. 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Think of dividend yields like interest rates on loans: the more reliable borrower gets a lower interest rate.Source: macrotrends.netAs the Great Recession of 2007/09 unfolded, BP’s dividend yield increased, reflecting increased risk. Eventually, it cut its dividend, and the yield fell. But despite starting to increase the dividend payment again and then maintaining it all the way into 2020, the yield rose, and stayed high, only dipping below 5% briefly in late 2019. Then the Covid-19 crisis happened, and here we are.BP has cut its dividend to 5.25 cents per share per quarter for the foreseeable future. That’s about 16p per year, or around half of what was on offer last year, but the dividend yield is around 8%. That’s high for BP, but it reflects the riskier nature of the company and its dividends. According to its own forecasts, peak oil may have already come and gone, and a renewable future looks almost certain. It has recognised this and plans to be a very different company by 2030.Who should pay the price for BP shares?BP has committed to a 40% reduction in oil and gas production by 2030. Investment in low carbon energy should increase from $0.5bn to $5bn annually in a decade. More renewable energy capacity, greater bioenergy production, and 10% market share for hydrogen fuel are things BP wants for its future, which includes being net-zero for emissions by 2050.The payoffs are big if it can manage the transition. BP would swap volatile oil returns for a steady 8%-10% one on renewables projects, and markets would price its shares more favourably if it goes green. But there are significant risks involved in pivoting away from oil as you invest in what is still a young renewables industry. But I think investors who have a 10-year or so horizon, and can take the risk of missing dividend payments might find that 8% yield appealing. 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Save this picture!© Elisabeth Toll+ 26 Share ArchDaily 2010 “COPY” HAMRA / DinellJohanssonSave this projectSaveHAMRA / DinellJohansson Houses Architects: DinellJohansson Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/126855/hamra-dinelljohansson Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDinellJohanssonOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGotland MunicipalitySwedenPublished on April 13, 2011Cite: “HAMRA / DinellJohansson” 13 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Architects: Belzberg Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157409/kona-residence-belzberg-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Kailua-Kona, United States Year: “COPY” Area: 7800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157409/kona-residence-belzberg-architects Clipboard Kona Residence / Belzberg ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKona Residence / Belzberg Architects Kona Residence / Belzberg Architects Photographs Photographs: Benny Chan/FotoworksText description provided by the architects. Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site. Within the dichotomy of natural elements and a geometric hardscape, the residence integrates both the surrounding views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean horizons westward. Save this picture!© Benny Chan/FotoworksRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemThe program is arranged as a series of pods distributed throughout the property, each having its own unique features and view opportunities. The pods are programmatically assigned as two sleeping pods with common areas, media room, master suite and main living space. An exterior gallery corridor becomes the organizational and focal feature for the entire house, connecting the two pods along a central axis. Save this picture!© Benny Chan/FotoworksTo help maintain the environmental sensitivity of the house, two separate arrays of roof mounted photovoltaic panels offset the residence energy usage while the choice of darker lava stone help heat the pool water via solar radiation. Rain water collection and redirection to three drywells that replenish the aquifer are implemented throughout the property. Reclaimed teak timber from old barns and train tracks are recycled for the exterior of the home. Save this picture!renderingCoupled with stacked and cut lava rock, the two materials form a historically driven medium embedded in Hawaiian tradition. Local basket weaving culture was the inspiration for the entry pavilion which reenacts the traditional gift upon arrival ceremony. Various digitally sculpted wood ceilings and screens, throughout the house, continue the abstract approach to traditional Hawaiian wood carving further infusing traditional elements into the contemporary arrangement.Save this picture!© Benny Chan/FotoworksProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Sixth Jaap Bakema FellowshipArticlesmodeLab Parametric Design WorkshopArticles Share Save this picture!© Benny Chan/Fotoworks+ 33 Share United States CopyAbout this officeBelzberg ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKailua-KonaHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 09, 2011Cite: “Kona Residence / Belzberg Architects” 09 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/165983/house-strekov-i-31-architekti Clipboard CopyHouses•Czech Republic Houses Area: 148 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this office3+1 architektiOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesCzech RepublicPublished on September 03, 2011Cite: “House Strekov I / 3+1 architekti” 03 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Australia ArchDaily Builder: Projects Tim Nicholas Landscape Architecture 2019 Structural Engineer: Houses Joiner:Scott GraysonWindows:Pickering JoineryPlanting:Kerryn GodfreyCity:WallingtonCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Steph McGlenchyRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, the Bellarine Hillside House by Freehand Projects is designed to engage with its natural Australian bush environment to create a sense of sheltered prospect. Designed to feature the site’s endangered yellow box eucalyptus trees, the house’s distinctive form mimics the slope of the land. Strong westerly breezes are directed up and over the facade, creating a calm, protected zone on its leeward-side. The house’s primary form is created by a series of exposed timber frames in a bold expression of structure. It is partly inspired by ‘Taliesin West’, the house and studio built in Scottsdale Arizona by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937. A Goal To Entwine Lifestyle With Nature And Community Freehand Projects is known for creating thoughtful, relaxed architecture that sustainably integrates with the world around it. With the natural landscape as their design starting point.Save this picture!© Steph McGlenchySave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Steph McGlenchyPrincipal Architects Michael and Tamara Bell aim to integrate the environment and the public realm to create beautiful, life-enhancing spaces. Tamara Bell says “At Freehand Projects, we always set out to create and mould spaces and materials in ways that open up new possibilities and improve the quality of life for our clients and the public.” “Our backyard is the Bellarine Peninsula, and it certainly influences our work. We constantly draw on our coastal lifestyle, and we’re inspired by the simplicity of casual modernism. Our designs often reference the 1970’s design characteristics, while creating a relaxed, coastal feel.Save this picture!© Steph McGlenchyA Challenging Landscape. The site of the Bellarine Hillside House is a target for strong westerly breezes, and the natural steep slope created challenges. It was also important to protect and incorporate the endangered yellow box eucalypts into the design. The form of the house follows the slope of the land, encouraging the strong winds to blow up and over the house and provide a protected space where the northern sun can be enjoyed. The lower floor was created by partially digging into the slope to ground the house and ensure a secure foundation for the main level. The natural landscape inspired the selection of exterior materials to complement the trees’ continuously changing ochres, greens, and pearlescent soft grey bark.Save this picture!© Steph McGlenchyLaminated timber frames, ironbark cladding, and steel-framed glass symbiotically connect with the coastal environment to create a calm and harmonious composition. Inside The Arizonian-Inspired Home Inspired by Taliesin West, the two-storey house was built to be both future-proof and contemporary for a retired couple. The entrance to the Bellarine Hillside House is located on the high side of the slope, nestled under the eucalypt canopy where the main living areas, kitchen, study, bathroom, and master bedroom all intertwine.Save this picture!© Steph McGlenchyWhile the house mainly operates on the top level, a step downstairs reveals a cellar, spare bedrooms, and a storeroom to be explored. An open living area with luxurious ceiling-high windows draws natural light into space and opens up to the patio on the north side. Large concrete stadium-like steps form an edge to the lower western lawn and encourage family gatherings under incredible Lake Connewarre sunset views. The northern patio is perfect for outdoor entertaining in the shaded afternoon sun. Lined with plywood to create a warm contrast to the off-white concrete masonry, the heart of the house interior includes a breakfast bar, sloped high ceilings, and an incredible cast-iron double-sided wood heater connecting the living and dining areas.Save this picture!© Steph McGlenchySave this picture!© Steph McGlenchyThe Cheminees Philippe wood heater centre-piece has a raw and industrial look that creates a perfect contrast with its white-glazed brick base. Freehand Projects addressed the difficulty of protecting endangered trees and working with a difficult steep slope by making them a feature of the design. What has once considered significant challenges for construction became a central part of the house, blending a bold expression of structure with a comfortable living?Save this picture!© Steph McGlenchyProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Urban House in Herzliya / Shachar – Rozenfeld ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPaeiz 5 Building / HamedartSelected Projects Share Felicetti Manufacturers: Beacon Lighting, Bluescope, Mondoluce, Muuto, National Tiles, Parisi, Reece, Studio Italia design, Better Bricks Geelong, Bluestone, Cheminees Philippe Australia, Euro Clay, Ironbark, Kiitos Living, Lightly, Margaret Delahunty Spencer, Parisi Bathware, Relm Furniture, The Hive Ocean Grove, Urban Edge Ceramics Landscape Design: Construction 32 Bellarine Hillside House / Freehand Projects Year: “COPY” Bellarine Hillside House / Freehand ProjectsSave this projectSaveBellarine Hillside House / Freehand ProjectsSave this picture!© Steph McGlenchy+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs: Steph McGlenchy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFreehand ProjectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookWallingtonAustraliaPublished on August 27, 2020Cite: “Bellarine Hillside House / Freehand Projects” 26 Aug 2020. 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Verónica Rodríguez SánchezAdministrator of Office SystemsSolidarity Program UTIER – PROSOL UTIERP.O. Box 9063San Juan, PR 00908(787) 724-6118/6119Fax. (787) 724-6149FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this This is a news release from 30 Puerto Rican unions, issued March 29.San Juan, Puerto Rico — The proposal for a Financial Control Board (FCB) is the reason more than 30 unions have called on the people to reject and mobilize against the FCB.“The Financial Control Board is the culmination of neoliberal measures that past government administrations have imposed to counter the people’s interests. Placing higher taxes on the people, cutting social rights, banning constitutional rights and favoring private investment over public management, plus the practice of borrowing, which is nothing less than delivering the country to powerful interests,” said union leader Luis Pedraza Leduc.Pedraza Leduc pointed out: “Now that the debt is unpayable, local governments are unable to reach a solution that favors the people, Congress assumes its role of representing the wealthy economic interests and clearly expresses to the country that we have no power and that our rights as human beings have low priority compared to the interests of capital.”Another union leader, Emilio Nieves Torres, indicated that “in light of this reality, the union movement agreed to maintain an open and ongoing dialogue aimed at reporting and denouncing the negative impact of the FCB to the people. In turn, the unions are promoting meetings and dialogues with community, student and religious sectors, elected officials and environmentalists to organize a huge demonstration for May 1, International Workers Day.”Nieves Torres added that “the protests and the union mobilization will not be limited to May 1. Beginning in April, they will organize other activities aiming to mobilize large sections of the people to reject the FCB and to support proposals that diverse sectors have supported in recent years. These proposals include refusing to pay the debt, demanding an audit of the debt, and implementing measures to guarantee services and human rights in education, health, work with dignity, housing and social protection, among others.”Press Contacts:Luis Pedraza Leduc – (787) 368-6210 José Torres – (787) 944-4724Coordinadora Sindical spokesman and President HEENDPedro Irene Maymí – (787) 619-8835 Andrés Lloret – (787) 692-1688UIA President and CPT President FCTEmilio Nieves Torres – (787) 319-3563 Israel Marrero – (939) 645-3959CPT President and Vice President JOIN SPT / SEIU###Asociación Puertorriqueña Profesores Universitarios (APPU)Central Puertorriqueña de Trabajadores (CPT)Coordinadora Sindical (CS)Coordinadora Unitaria de Trabajadores del Estado (CUTE)EDUCAMOSFederación Central de Trabajadores (FCT)Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR)Federación Puertorriqueña de Trabajadores (FPT)Hermandad de Empleados Exentos No Docentes (HEEND)Hermandad Independiente Empleados Profesionales de la Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (HIEPAAA)Movimiento Solidario Sindical (MSS)Programa de Solidaridad UTIER (PROSOL UTIER)Solidaridad Coca Cola (SCC)Sindicato Puertorriqueño de Trabajadores (SPT)Toabajeños en Defensa del Ambiente (TDA)Trabajadores Unidos de la AMA (TUAMA)Unión Abogadas y Abogados de Servicios Legales (UAASL)Unión de Empleados de Muelles (UDEM)Unión de Médicos de la Corporación del Fondo del Seguro del Estado (UMCFSE)Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego (UTIER)Unión de Trabajadores del Banco de la Vivienda (UTBV)Unión Empleados del Banco Gubernamental de Fomento (UEBGF)Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT)Unión Independiente Auténtica de Acueductos (UIA)Unión Independiente de Trabajadores de la Autoridad de Edificios Públicos (UITAED)Unión Independiente de Trabajadores de Servicios Legales (UITSL)Unión Nacional de Educadores y Trabajadores de la Educación (ÚNETE)
Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle after a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by a white police officer on Aug. 23. Kenosha is 40 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s biggest city.A recorded video showed that the unarmed Blake was shot as he attempted to enter his car. Three of his children were in the back seat and watched his shooting in horror. Blake’s father has reported that his son, now paralyzed from the waist down, is still fighting for his life.Two nights later, an avowed white supremacist, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, fatally shot two anti-racists who were protesting in Kenosha. Rittenhouse was taken into custody only on the next day–alive and unharmed. Rittenhouse reportedly attended a pro-Trump rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in January.Even more damning evidence of racist police bias was a videotape showing the Kenosha police thanking armed white supremacist vigilantes for patrolling the streets – not long before the fatal shootings took place. Cops offered water to the vigilantes, including Rittenhouse.On Aug. 26, reacting to these recent developments in Kenosha as well as to all the protests ignited by the public lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, the six teams in the National Basketball Association playoffs carried out an unprecedented and historic strike.This strike began when the Milwaukee Bucks refused to come onto the court for their scheduled game against the Orlando Magic. The other teams — Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trailblazers, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma Thunder — showed solidarity with the Bucks by withholding their labor, that is, their skills and talents.These teams, along with others eligible for playoffs, have been playing in a contained environment separated from their families — a bubble — in Orlando, Fla. The bubble is aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.These teams represent the main U.S. professional basketball league – second only to the National Football League in terms of popularity in the United States. The rosters of these NBA teams are over 75% African American. Many of these players come from communities similar to the one in which Jacob Blake lives, that is, underserved and plagued by police terror.Many of these players, like Jacob Blake, are fathers to young children. When they look in the mirror, they can identify with Jacob Blake. Since late May, many of these same players, before entering the bubble, joined protests demanding justice and an end to police brutality and racism. Bucks denounce injusticeSterling Brown (left) and George Hill read statement on behalf of Milwaukee Bucks team, Aug. 26.Bucks players Sterling Brown and George Hill read their team’s official statement on Aug. 26: “The past four months have shed a light on the ongoing racial injustices facing our African American communities. Citizens around the country have used their voices and platforms to speak out against these wrongdoings.“Over the last few days in our home state of Wisconsin, we’ve seen the horrendous video of Jacob Blake being shot in the back seven times by a police officer in Kenosha, and the additional shooting of protesters. Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today cannot be on basketball.“When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable. We hold ourselves to that standard, and in this moment, we are demanding the same from our lawmakers and law enforcement.“We are calling for justice for Jacob Blake and demand the officers be held accountable. For this to occur, it is imperative for the Wisconsin State Legislature to reconvene after months of inaction and take up meaningful measures to address issues of police accountability, brutality and criminal justice reform. We encourage all citizens to educate themselves, take peaceful and responsible action, and remember to vote on Nov. 3.” (nba.com)Several years ago, Milwaukee police brutalized Brown. He has a lawsuit pending against the cops.All the teams in Orlando met late on Aug. 26 and again the next day. They decided to resume the playoff season either Aug. 28 or 29. All games scheduled for Aug. 27 were postponed.NBA champion, and now popular sports commentator, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, walked off the live set of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” program on Aug. 26 in support of the NBA boycott.Women’s NBA actsWashington Mystics (in white shirts) lead five other WNBA national playoff teams in a protest against the killing of Jacob Blake, Aug. 26,Once the NBA teams carried out their one-day strike, six WNBA teams took action. Scheduled to play regular season games on Aug. 26, they planned varied protests.On the basketball court, the Washington Mystic team wore Jacob Blake warm-up shirts with seven bullet holes drawn on the back. At the last minute, they decided not to play. The WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury also boycotted their games. No WNBA games will be played on Aug. 27.In a statement representing the WNBA players’ union, Atlanta Dream forward Elizabeth Williams said: “What we have seen over the last few months, and most recently with the brutal police shooting of Jacob Blake, is overwhelming. And while we hurt for Jacob and his community, we also have an opportunity to keep the focus on the issues and demand change.” (espn.com, Aug. 26)The WNBA has given extra attention to demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman and EMT who Kentucky police fatally shot multiple times this past March in her own home. No police officer has been charged with her murder.Baseball, soccer, tennis, hockey, football playersSix Major League Baseball teams postponed their Aug. 26 games to express their solidarity with the NBA boycott and the struggle for social justice: the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds. Several more MLB teams, including the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals have postponed their games scheduled for Aug. 27 in protest of police brutality.The MLB action is significant. Only a small number of African American players are in the MLB, and historically the MLB has taken little to no progressive stances against racism since Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947.In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, 10 Major League Soccer teams cancelled five matches on Aug. 26: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake vs. LAFC, San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers, LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC, and Inter Miami vs. Atlanta United FC.Tennis player Naomi Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam winner, is refusing to play her semifinal tennis match in the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 27. Osaka tweeted, “Before I am an athlete, I am a Black woman. Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hands of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach.” Osaka is of Haitian and Japanese heritage.National Football League teams such as the Detroit Lions, the Washington football team, Indianapolis Colts and others turned their practice sessions into press conferences and discussions to protest police brutality and systemic racism.The National Hockey League has postponed all its games for Aug. 27 and 28.Whatever happens going forward, the NBA players’ two-day strike has made an indelible and historic impact, bringing a whole new awareness to the struggle for social change in the United States and around the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WhatsApp Senator Jimmy Harte says new school enrolment legislation will help prevent ‘soft discrimination’ The Minister for Education says new legislation on enrolment procedures will ensure schools will no longer be able to turn away children with learning difficulties. Ruairi Quinn this morning published the proposed new rules to make the process of enrolling a child in school fairer.The legislation will also bring an end to the practice of interviewing applicants or their parents – waiting lists and of seeking deposits from parents.Donegal Labour Senator Jimmy Harte says it will lead to a fairer system and will addresscertain schools turning away children with learning difficulties:Donegal Labour Senator Jimmy Harte says it will lead to a fairer system:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/10quin1CHANGES.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleDonnelly delighted as Tyrone Minors reach All Ireland FinalNext articleQuigley on form in France News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – September 2, 2013