18 Jun
2021

Sean O’Brien’s backhand strike on Yannick Nyanga

first_imgTuesday May 3, 2011 Sean O’Brien’s backhand strike on Yannick Nyanga Leinster’s Sean O’Brien should consider himself lucky to avoid a citing following his backhand to the face of Yannick Nyanga during Leinster’s Heineken Cup semi final on Saturday. O’Brien was being held at the back of the scrum by Nyanga as eighthman Louis Picamoles cruised over untouched for a try to Toulouse in the second half of the 32-23 Leinster victory . It’s impossible to say whether the Ireland loose forward, who has been outstanding over the last year, would have made it across and effected a successful tackle or not. There is however no doubting the fact that he was held back, which led to the backhand lash out. Nyanga looked stunned as he fell to the floor before receiving medical attention. He got up after some time, but was substituted for the rest of the game. None of the officials appeared to see it. Fellow Irishman Paul O’Connell received a four week ban when he did the same thing to Jonathan Thomas in December of last year. O’Connell was spotted doing it at the time and picked up a red card, and later the citing and subsequent suspension. There is a 50 hour window for citings to take place, so O’Brien has somehow avoided being picked up for striking out, and will be free to play in the final in Cardiff on May 21st. Time: 01:14 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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15 Jun
2021

Football star Colin Kaepernick sits for U.S. anthem to ‘Stand up for oppressed people’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Wearing a shirt showing the 1960 meeting between Fidel Castro, and Malcolm X in Harlem, Colin Kaepernick speaks at press conference on his refusal to stand for the U.S. national anthem, Aug. 26.Bulletin:  The San Francisco Police Officers Association, which always defends killer cops like the ones who fatally shot Mario Woods, a 26-year-old Black man 20 times in 2015, sent a letter Aug. 29 to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers CEO Jed York demanding that Colin Kaepernick publicly apologize for his comments on police brutality.Aug. 29 — When Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two Black men, were murdered by police in Baton Rouge, La., and Minneapolis, Minn., respectively, in early July, a number of prominent Black athletes condemned these atrocities.Members of the New York Liberty, Minnesota Lynx and other Women’s National Basketball Association teams wore Black Lives Matter pregame, warm-up shirts with Sterling and Castile’s names on them. They and their teams were threatened with fines until the WNBA hierarchy was pressured to rescind them due to overwhelming mass support.Without a doubt, the most outspoken male athlete after these murders was Colin Kaepernick, a 28-year-old quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League, who led his team to the Super Bowl in 2013.Kaepernick stated on Instagram, along with the video of Sterling’s murder: “This is what lynchings look like in 2016! Another murder in the streets because [of the] color of a man’s skin, at the hands of the people who they say will protect us. When will they be held accountable? Or did he fear for his life as he executed this man?”During a 49ers’ preseason game with the Green Bay Packers on Aug. 26, Kaepernick refused to stand during the playing of the U.S. national anthem. He told Steve Wyche from NFL.com: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” He specifically raised how the police are getting away with murder without any accountability. (usatoday.com, Aug. 27)He went on to say,”This is not something that I am going to run by anybody. I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. … If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”Kaepernick’s heroic action has caused a firestorm of horrific racist reaction on social media. Some 49ers’ fans posted on Twitter about burning Kaepernick’s jersey and called for his dismissal from the team. People are attacking his heritage: Kaepernick’s birth father is Black and his birth mother is white. Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, where a recent rebellion took place against the police killing of Sylville Smith on Aug. 13.In earlier political tweets, Kaepernick said, “In California, 73% of students are nonwhite, but only about 29% of teachers are nonwhite. Couple this with who constructs the textbooks.”Before that post was removed, Kaepernick commented on the U.S. and Confederate flags: “The fact that you really believe that there is difference in these flags means that your [sic] ignoring history.” In an Aug. 28 interview on csnbayarea.com, Kaepernick accused Donald Trump of being racist and  reminded the media that Hillary Clinton once called Black teenagers “super predators”.In response to Kaepernick’s Aug. 26 act, both the NFL hierarchy and the 49ers’ owners issued similar statements defending his First Amendment right to either stand or not stand during the playing of the U.S. anthem.But it’s important to take note that Kaepernick carried out his bold deed in the aftermath of the Rio Olympics where NBC and its affiliates showed over and over again U.S. athletes standing at attention with their hands over their hearts as the U.S. national anthem was played and the flag raised.And let’s remember that Gabby Douglas, the African-American gymnast who won the 2012 individual all-around gold medal in London, was brutally criticized just for not putting her hand over her heart during the playing of U.S. anthem, after she and her teammates won the team all-around gold medal in Rio.Kaepernick’s simple action was a symbolic, revolutionary one reminiscent of Muhammad Ali’s refusal to be drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Kaepernick’s refusal also evokes U.S. track-and-field sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised black-gloved fists and bowed their heads to protest U.S. racism while the national anthem played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. All three athletes suffered devastating losses in their livelihoods for many years due to racist demonization and ostracization.Kaepernick could be facing a similar fate of losing his football career since he has not secured a permanent position as the starting quarterback for the 49ers’ upcoming season.Conservatism and militarization of the NFL The NFL is not only the most popular professional sport in the U.S., but the most reactionary in many ways. The average season ticket holder is overwhelmingly politically conservative, since NFL stadiums are located in more affluent, majority-white suburbs.NFL players, who are nearly 70 percent African American, are viewed by these fans, who can afford very expensive tickets, as entertainers who should be seen but not heard, especially on social issues. Many of Kaepernick’s critics state he should not have any reason to speak out against injustice since he has made millions of dollars as a player and from endorsements.They fail to point out that the average career of a NFL player is four years or less — much shorter on average than that of professional basketball, baseball or hockey players.In fact, the sheer physical brutality of football, especially knee injuries and concussions, can easily be compared to military training. This is not all that ties the sport closely to U.S. militarism. The playing of the national anthem is featured at every U.S. game, often with a military color-guard entourage. U.S. fighter jets fly over the field to the roar of the crowd. Each NFL game is a constant reminder that the military-industrial complex has permeated every institution in capitalist society, including sports.More than anything else, what Colin Kaepernick needs is solidarity from his fellow NFL players. Currently on Twitter, people are writing solidarity messages using #ISupportKaepernickBecause.The fact that Kaepernick anticipated getting a hostile response, but did not allow it to deter him from his bold action, should help inspire and give courage to other NFL players both to defend him and, more importantly, to carry out similar actions in an organized way. In the meantime, Kaepernick has vowed to keep sitting “in order to stand with the people that are being oppressed.” (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 29)Moorehead is the 2016 Workers World Party presidential candidate. Lamont Lilly is her vice presidential running mate.  last_img read more

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15 Jun
2021

Trump is lying about jobs program

first_imgUnited Steelworkers Union Local 1999 protests outside the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, March 23.A major source of Trump’s appeal was his promise to return “good jobs” back to the United States.During Trump’s spring campaigning, a secretly recorded video received widespread attention on the internet. It showed Carrier Air Conditioner bosses announcing to workers that the Indiana plant was being moved to Mexico and the workers were losing their jobs.Trump made news of this move a poster child of his campaign. He brought it up time and time again, saying he would call up the company and threaten them with a 35 percent tariff on any air conditioners they imported from Mexico.But that threat to impose a tariff on Carrier is unconstitutional and impossible to enforce.The company didn’t back down. It announced on Nov. 11 that it was moving 1,400 jobs from the Indiana plant to Monterrey, Mexico, by 2019. Carrier’s empty words addressing the devastation to the workers were: “We are making every effort to ease the transition for our Carrier colleagues in Indiana.” (nytimes.com, Nov. 11)The company obviously didn’t want the bad publicity that Trump poured on their heads. But a Mexican worker must work a whole shift to make what a unionized worker in Indiana makes in an hour. Since Carrier’s Indiana plant is profitable, cutting labor costs by this much will mean a big increase in profits. (Indianapolis Business Journal, Feb. 10)And boosting profits is what capitalism is all about.But there was another consequence of this attack on workers. United Steelworkers Union Local 1999, representing the Carrier workers, did not endorse reactionary Trump during the primary elections.Instead, the union backed Bernie Sanders, the only mainstream candidate claiming to be a socialist.Attacks on workers may get capitalists greater profits — but can also start workers on the road to revolutionFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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15 Jun
2021

Reflections on the Sao Paolo Forum

first_imgBy Sean OrrCaracas, VenezuelaReprinted from Fight Back! NewsFrom July 25 to 28, over 1,000 delegates gathered for the 25th Sao Paolo Forum in Caracas, Venezuela. Historically the largest gathering of the Latin American left, the Forum was transformed this year by its hosts into an assembly of revolutionary parties and movements from around the world, with the sole focus of how a new global revolutionary offensive can be launched against imperialism.Delegates to the Sao Paulo Forum.The range of invitees was spectacular. There were representatives from every socialist state and Latin American nation, along with revolutionaries from Palestine, the Philippines, Spain, the Basque Country, Russia, Ireland, South Africa and every Latin American nation. Everywhere you walked in central Caracas, you would see these fighters from around the world meeting each other, debating, discussing the lessons they have learned in the struggle against imperialism. Some were high-ranking politicians, others were rank-and-file workers, some were very old, and others were quite young. All referred to each other as comrade.There have been hard defeats in recent years. Delegates often referred to “the countries we have lost” in the continental rollback of the Pink Tide. There was much talk about Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil and co-founder of the Sao Paolo Forum, who now sits in prison as the victim of a far-right coup. Members of the FARC and other Colombian revolutionary groups attended, standing as a reminder of their hundreds of comrades murdered by the state since the Peace Accords were signed. Their very presence was an act of bravery.But recent events have affirmed the words of worker President Nicolás Maduro, who declared that a new tide would wash across the Americas, an offensive deeper and more radical than the last, that would strike deep at the heart of U.S. imperialism. In just the past few weeks, these words have been made material in the fearless fight of the Puerto Rican people, who appear to be poised to engage in the fiercest struggle against their colonial subjugation in decades. Representatives from Mexican parties and trade unions reminded the Forum attendees of the change underway in their country, now led by a president who is committed to respecting the self-determination of all Latin American countries.Yet, the greatest sign that revolution is on the rise and imperialism is in its death throes is the honest fact that the Bolivarian Revolution continues to stand, and stand tall. Since the beginning of 2019, imperialism and its lackeys have organized coup attempts, launched terrorist attacks, sabotaged electrical grids, robbed billions of dollars from the Venezuelan people, and have harshened sanctions at the cost of over 40,000 lives. The bourgeoisie, at home and in the United States, want the masses to suffer and die for having the gall to stand up and demand their freedom. Yet in every battle they have declared against this peaceful nation, they have been soundly defeated. The Venezuelan masses are on the march, and they are not stopping. Over the course of the Sao Paolo Forum, they celebrated the very fact that they themselves were the hosts of this international gathering, another victory.What did the international delegates learn about the Venezuelan nation, and why it must be defended? They learned that over the course of imperialism’s vicious offensive, nearly 3 million families were taken out of the slums and provided with new, high-quality homes (5 million families is their goal by 2025). That, despite international economic strangulation, the state has dedicated nearly 75 percent of its revenue to social services, more than any other country on earth. That they are on track to achieve food sovereignty within six years, forever severing their dependence on U.S. agribusinesses. They learned that over 3,000 communes, tens of thousands of housing assemblies, nearly 50,000 communal councils and nearly 2 million militia members represent the now-existing embryo of a new, revolutionary state; that the working class is the vanguard of the Bolivarian Revolution, and it is with their leadership that a new economy will be built and the bourgeoisie will lose their hold on society.In short, they learned that Venezuela is a breakthrough to the future we all desire, and it must be defended at all costs.Over the course of the four days, there were cold reminders of what is at stake for the Venezuelan movement. The opening day of the Forum corresponded with the anniversary of the murder of Jorge Rodríguez, a young and inspiring revolutionary who was tortured to death by the Venezuelan secret police in 1976. Among the hundreds of attendees at his memorial were his comrades, former cadre of the Socialist League who had dedicated their lives to revolution and now all belonged to the United Socialist Party (PSUV).Although the Bolivarian Revolution has been in power for 20 years, when you speak with these lifelong fighters you realize that the brutal past is not too far away. More than once, you could overhear people who had been comrades for decades forget each other’s names. They had lived so many years in the underground that they only knew each other by their red names. Fernando Soto Rojas, the League’s leader for many years, made the solemn joke in his speech that it still feels strange to speak before a crowd and mention his comrades by name. For far too long, something as casual as telling someone who your friends are could have been a death sentence.Then, on the closing day of the Forum, news came out that six Venezuelan revolutionaries had been assassinated in the rural west. A class war has been waging across Venezuela, and is being fought with bullets in the countryside. From their rural strongholds, the big landowners look favorably on the genocidal tactics of their Colombian counterparts and deploy them without a second thought. To be a revolutionary in Venezuela is still a dangerous act — and yet there are millions of them.All delegates left Caracas feeling emboldened and ready to carry on the fight until imperialism is pushed out of all territory on this earth. While there were not many of us from the United States, our presence was appreciated by all. To more than a few, it was a surprise to know that there are revolutionaries on the other side of Trump’s wall. Yet we are here, and our numbers must multiply, and it is on all of us to organize ourselves as workers and freedom fighters and link arms with our comrades around the world. Our enemy is united in its desire to force upon us a wretched system, the offspring of slavery and colonialism and genocide, that has no right to exist on our planet anymore. Let us, too, unite, so that humanity can enter the future that it must.Sean Orr is a member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization to the Sao Paolo Forum.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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14 Jun
2021

Gary Wilhelmi 5/16/2012 PM Comment

first_img10:24 updateCash cattle expected $1 higherChoice boxes over $191Cash hogs called steady to $1 higherGood cook out weather as we head toward Memorial Day a prime BBQ holiday10:08 updateDow up 75 after positive housing starts at 717,000 or +2.6% and industrial production 1.1% higherDAX off .2% on lingering Greek political crisisChina buys 900,000 tons of corn, Along with a 480,000 switch from unknown categoryS Plains dryness reducing wheat yield potentialChina raises soybean import forecast by 3 MT to 58 MT By Hoosier Ag Today – May 16, 2012 FinancialDow wobbles and may open higher but Greek tragedy persistsInterest rates continue to rise in junk Spanish and Portuguese bondsS&P 1330 below support at 1340 and 1300 is nextHousing starts expected to rise to 690,000 for AprilIndustrial Production expected up .7%Another Greek election next week but no majority possible in fractured political environmentFed minutes today at 1 CDTDAX up .2%Crude falls further to $92.69 off $1.29 on poor demandGold down $5 at $1540Dollar steady but near high at 81.78Nikkei down 1.1% and Hong Kong 3% lowerLivestockCash cattle offered at $122-123 in the south and $125 up northBoxed beef $.58 higher on choice and $1.58 selectWeekend features star cook out cuts select grade Porterhouse at $6.99, T-Bone $6.49 along with Chicken led quarters $.58 and assorted Pork Chops $1.58Cattle coming off winter pasture are running outHogs over 20 day moving average linePork cutout up $.28 with loins $.94 higher and hams steadySlaughter up 8000 in cattle and down 10,000 hogsGrain and soybeansBeans resume correctional course to downsideChina corn and soybean export sales?Kansas State sees 2-2.5 million more bean plantingsIllinois, Iowa and Indiana farmland up 19% in value in 1QWeather is fineHot June and July could trim yields but who knowsRain in the Ukraine possible and needed after winter kill losses of about 33% and that also applies to Kazakhstan Facebook Twitter FinancialThe haunting presence of the Greek tragedy trumps positive industrial production and housing numbers data to win the dayA new wrinkle was the European central Bank stopping monetary policy help for some under capitalized Greek banks.Speculators are being brutalized in crude, gold and some other once hot markets.Gold support is at $1500 and Crude at $92 with both in rangeThe dollar is near its high as European currencies reflect their desperate conditionWatch European and Asian equity markets Thursday morningDow floundered to a weak 12,599 conclusionNext support is at 12,500 and 1300 on the S&PLivestockCash cattle are called $1 higherChoice beef backs off $.59 to $191.02, but steak cook out offering make a pre Memorial Day appearancePlacements are expected to lighter in Friday’s cattle on feed supporting deferred contractsJune cattle range runs from $114-117Ribs lead pork cuts this weekendCash hogs called $1 higherLarger hog slaughter projected but kill is 10,000 light through TuesdayJune hog range $84-87Grain and soybeansFunds buy 18,000 contracts of corn pushed December corn to test resistance at $5.30Short covering drives wheat up and through $6.30 resistance and we look toward $6.40 and 6.50Dryness in western winter wheat area is fundamental keySoybeans are at mid range between $13.80 and 14.40 on the July contractCorn basis remains strong as bins are being swept outLong term corn prospects are for a bearish 14.8 billion bushel crop and a 1.8 b carry over up from 850 mVolatility reasserted itself today as the markets are full of speculative screwballsCorn is enjoying the perfect weather as it rides toward a one month early conclusion of plantingsIf June and July are extra hot corn will suffer, but we don’t know that.Watch weekly export sales tomorrow morning for signs of Chinese involvement (corn and soybeans) 11:43 updateECB stops monetary policy operations to some Greek banks due to recapitalization issuesDow pulls back to 32 higherDAX slips to negative side off .4%Cattle and hogs up a little and down a littleTightly supplied corn up 5 on the old crop, July beans just 2 lower and July wheat up 13 on W Plains dryness and on going concerns about Ukraine and Kazakhstan10:24 updateCash cattle expected $1 higherChoice boxes over $191Cash hogs called steady to $1 higherGood cook out weather as we head toward Memorial Day a prime BBQ holiday Facebook Twittercenter_img Gary Wilhelmi 5/16/2012 PM Comment SHARE SHARE Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/16/2012 PM Comment Previous articleUpdate to Study Improves Ethanol’s Gas Price ImpactNext articleGrowth Energy Debunks Myths on E15 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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14 Jun
2021

Harvest Forecast: Harvest Window Reopens Second Half of the Week

first_img Our harvest forecast is front loaded with precipitation this time around, leading to more challenges in the near term. However, we are seeing some drier windows trying to open toward the second half of this coming week.Rain moves back into the state late Sunday and continues through Monday and lingers into midday Tuesday. Rain totals combined from the event will be .25”-1” with coverage at 90% of the state. The heaviest rains come Monday night, and will be in central Indiana. The map below shows rain for that wave combined over the multi day stretch.We turn drier from Tuesday afternoon through the weekend over northern Indiana. However, we see an increase in moisture potential from I-70 southward for Thursday and Friday. A system moves through TN and KY Thursday and Friday that may throw clouds into southern Indiana, and we won’t completely rule out as well, but only 50% coverage each day. The best threats are likely closer to the OH river. Let’s just say we are not currently “married to” this look and think there is potential for the threat to sink south. But we can’t completely call a dry forecast at this point, so this is just a heads up for southern Indiana right now, not an actual call for a complete rain out. The entire state is dry Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.Extended Period:The extended forecast looks pretty easy right now. WE see high pressure dominate, and that brings sunshine, blue sky, and fully dry weather all the way through the period. This forecast covers next Wednesday through Sunday (8th)Weeks 3 & 4:Temps remain above normal. Now, remember, normal is falling off fast in spots, so that does not mean we are “warm” …but a few degrees above where we would be for the middle two months of November. Precipitation sneaks up to near normal for week three after our fully dry 11-16 day period. Week for pulls back to below normal. Remember, normal on precipitation are also falling off as we move into the cooler months.Week 3Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)Week 4Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above) SHARE Previous articleFree Frogeye Leaf Spot Sampling OfferedNext articleHoosier Ag This Week – The Week in Review Podcast for October 24th Ryan Martin Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Ryan Martin – Oct 23, 2020 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Harvest Forecast: Harvest Window Reopens Second Half of the Week Harvest Forecast: Harvest Window Reopens Second Half of the Weeklast_img read more

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12 Jun
2021

RSF calls for cancellation of new press law and protests against review’s seizure

first_img to go further The same day parliament passed a much-criticised new press law, another publication was censored, apparently because it reported a call made last May by the king’s cousin, Prince Moulay Hisham (see photo), for the monarchy to be reformed. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa May 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF calls for cancellation of new press law and protests against review’s seizure News News RSF_en Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) expressed concern today about a new seizure of a publication, the quarterly Arab-language journal Wijhat Nadhar, by Moroccan authorities and called for abolition of the country’s new press law.”This confiscation is part of a hostility towards the media marked by passage of a very disappointing new press law,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “If the press law was as truly concerned with press freedom as the government claims it is, such seizures would not be happening.”So far this year in Morocco, one journalist has been arrested, six physically attacked, the editor of a weekly put on trial and three publications censored.Plainclothes police seized 8,000 copies of issue no.15 of Wijhat Nadhar from the Najah printing works in Casablanca on 6 May. The journal’s editor, Abdellatif Hosni, said no reason was given for the confiscation. However the issue contained the translation of a lecture given by Prince Moulay Hisham (see photo), King Mohammed VI’s brother, at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) in Paris in May 2001. The prince, who lives in the United States, said the Moroccan monarchy needed “to reform itself.”The country’s new press law was given final approval by parliament on 6 May without major changes, despite being shuttled between the two houses of the legislature and being greatly criticised by Moroccan civil society as well as local and international NGOs, including RSF.The law was passed by the Chamber of Deputies on 12 March and by the upper chamber, the House of Councillors, on 11 April, with a few minor changes. Despite some positive points (lighter penalties for journalists, smaller fines, easier procedures for launching a publication and the need to give reasons for confiscation), the law is still a tough one. Jail terms for insulting the king and the royal family remain, with offenders risking between three and five years in prison (compared with between five and 20 years previously). Article 29 retains the government’s right to ban Moroccan or foreign newspapers if they are deemed to “undermine Islam, the monarchy, national territorial integrity or public order.” April 28, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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12 Jun
2021

Bringing Your Pet to Life

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Any pet owner will tell you that there are few things more important than their little furry (or scaly, or feathered, or hooved) friend. There are many pet owners who will admit to having more pictures of their animals than their own family (not that that’s a bad thing!).Those photos become even more important after we’ve had to say goodbye.Leah Knecht has been painting since she was a child, and she has turned her love for animals into a career of portrait painting of both animals and people. But it was the loss of her own beloved pets that led her to it.“I started [painting portraits] five years when I lost a couple of my dogs. Then I started doing this for other people too.”Knecht loved to paint as a child. She eventually attended Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, majoring in illustration, later becoming a full time teacher of the art of oil painting.“Illustration involves bringing out the best in an image through understanding of anatomy, form, tones, lighting, and detail,” she explains.“Painting these portraits is something I really love doing,” she confesses. “I love animals, and I grew up with tons of them. Our house was like a mini-farm, here on the edge of Pasadena. We had goats, chickens, ducks, cats dogs, birds, you name it!”Through the combination of growing up with animals, and her own training and teaching in the art of illustration, Knecht portrays animals in a way that truly brings them to life.“I think I can really capture the pet’s personality in a very real way,” she explained. “Other artists can portray the pet in a pop art or abstract style, but, mine, actually looks like their pet. I can also add backgrounds, or change backgrounds, or do group portraits.”Knecht can also work from old photographs to vividly bring the pet back to life. She of course, credits her training, as well as her clear understanding of anatomy, to recreate the pet’s own individual look.Knecht’s ability to work from photographs and closely with her customers allows her to create accurate and meaningful portraits for those who have had to part with their best friends.One client, who’s husband’s beloved Pekingese passed well after they received their portrait, expressed just how meaningful it is to him now: “The portrait is a constant, comforting, reminder for him, almost like having her here with us. ”Another commented, “You captured Cole’s personality, not just his looks.” Of course, any pet owner can tell you, every animal has their own special personality which transforms them into more than just an animal- they’re a companion.And thanks to the power of the internet, pet lovers from all around the world can submit photos of their faithful companions to Knecht using the really simple and very detailed instructions provided on her website.So go ahead and snap away without shame.Leah Knecht and Classic Pet Portraits can be reached at (626) 644-8081, and [email protected] For more information on how to commission a portrait, please visit www.classicpetportraits.com. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Visual Arts Bringing Your Pet to Life Pasadena artist creates a lifetime of memories By EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 6:34 am More Cool Stuff Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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27 May
2021

HET finds former soldier lied about 1975 Derry death

first_img Twitter HET finds former soldier lied about 1975 Derry death Previous article88 year old man admits raping five women over a 15 year periodNext articleBunlin Bridge closed after serious collision News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – October 18, 2010 Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp The Historical Enquiries Team has found that a former soldier lied about the fatal shooting of a woman in Derry in 1975.The HET report concludes a claim that 22-year-old Bernadette Friel sustained the single wound during a game of “Russian Roulette” was fabricated.The report says Thomas Ramsay deliberately shot her and then told investigators a series of lies about what happened. Ms Friel, who had a four-year-old son, died from a single wound to the head, two days after she was shot in the bedroom of Ramsay’s home in the Carnhill area of Derry.Ramsay had been charged with murder, but the charge was reduced to manslaughter, after the Director of Public Prosecutions accepted his version of events. He subsequently spent eight months in jail. Facebook News Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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26 May
2021

PIL Filed Before SC Seeking Rebuilding Of Religious Structures Allegedly Torn Down During Telangana Secretariat Demolition [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesPIL Filed Before SC Seeking Rebuilding Of Religious Structures Allegedly Torn Down During Telangana Secretariat Demolition [Read Petition] Akshita Saxena10 Aug 2020 5:11 AMShare This – xA PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking re-building of the religious places, situated within the Telangana State Secretariat Building, that were allegedly torn down while demolition of the Secretariat Building. The petition has been filed by Advocate Khaja Aijazuddin, practicing Advocate at Telangana High Court, alleging that two Mosques and one Temple, situated/ within…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking re-building of the religious places, situated within the Telangana State Secretariat Building, that were allegedly torn down while demolition of the Secretariat Building. The petition has been filed by Advocate Khaja Aijazuddin, practicing Advocate at Telangana High Court, alleging that two Mosques and one Temple, situated/ within the vicinity of the Secretariat Building were damaged during the demolition process. A Division Bench of the Telangana High Court had refused to interfere with the State Government’s decision to modify/ demolish the old Secretariat Building to construct a new one, last month. An appeal against this order was dismissed by the Top Court holding that the High Court had already rendered the decision on merits. Accordingly, the demolition work commenced, allegedly damaging the religious places situated therein. The present plea, though not concerned with the demolition of the Secretariat per se, avers that the religious places situate therein have existed since a long time and their demolition amounts to deprivation of citizens’ fundamental rights enshrined under Articles 14, 21, 25 and 26 of the Constitution. It is contended that the Government is statutorily bound to protect these religious places and it is incumbent upon them to rebuild the structures, at the same place where they previously stood. However, it is alleged that the Government has finalized the construction design of the new Secretariat, while there is ‘not even a whisper’ about inclusion of the temple and/ or the Mosques in the new Plan. In this backdrop, the Top Court has been urged to term the demolition of Religious Places as highly unwarranted, illegal and unconstitutional and to direct the competent authorities discharge their statutory duties to protect the Religious Places and to act in accordance with the law. It is prayed that the State Government be directed to pass an Executive Order or Resolution in the State Assembly, making a commitment to rebuild the Religious Places, i.e., two Mosques and one Temple, within the Secretariat Complex Building, at the same places where the structures previously stood. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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