Kobe Bryant appointed global brand ambassador for FIBA 2019 World Cup

first_img WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Bengaluru Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Latest Sports News Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoBryant joins Yao Ming in becoming an ambassador for basketball’s biggest competitionAs a global ambassador, Bryant will help promote the World Cup and take part in activities on the Road to China 2019 as well as at the first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA’s flagship competition.“Growing up in Italy and spending many years visiting China, I have always appreciated the global impact that basketball has had on the positive development of young people,” Bryant said. “I’m honored FIBA has invited me to serve as an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. I hope my participation inspires and motivates the best players from the 32 participating teams to represent their respective country on the world’s biggest stage. I look forward to seeing who will lift the trophy next year.”Also Read: Kobe Bryant boosts business portfolio with body care line for athletesFIBA President Horacio Muratore welcomed the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador.“We’re thrilled and honored to have a basketball and sporting legend of Kobe Bryant’s caliber join us in building up to next year’s World Cup,” he said. “This speaks to the impressive stature of our flagship competition. With a record number of participating teams and as the culmination of the ongoing Qualifiers, the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will be a truly unique event and the sporting fixture of 2019.“Kobe has proudly represented the USA on the world’s biggest stages, where he’s achieved the highest successes. As such, it’s only fitting to have him take on this role ahead of our biggest-ever competition.”Announcing Bryant as a global ambassador is the latest in an impressive list of exciting activities taking place ahead of the World Cup. Previous ones have included: unveiling Yao Ming as the first ambassador; revealing the competition’s logo and mascot; the start of the World Cup Qualifiers to determine the 31 teams joining hosts China; and marking 1 year to the start of China 2019 with the presentation of Tissot countdown clocks in all eight host cities.Before the competition tips off on August 31, more activities and milestones will take place, including the launch of the Trophy Tour and the competition’s draw on March 16, in Shenzhen.Also Read: Norwegian Airline announced as presenting partner of NBA London Game 2019 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleQatar Airways in talks for Premier League sponsorship: ReportNext articleWomen’s World Boxing Championship live on Star Sports Select, Select HD Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Formula 1 TAGSFIBA 2019 World CupFIBA Basketball World Cup 2019KOBE BRYANTNBA SHARE Cricket Former NBA and USA national team superstar Kobe Bryant has been appointed as global ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Over the course of a stellar 20-year career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with the USA. He is widely considered to be one of the best players in basketball history and among the world’s greatest athletes.His popularity in China is second to none and this is reflected by the fact that he ranks as the most followed NBA player on Chinese social media, where he has some 6.84 million followers. 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Hurricane bulletin insert offered by Episcopal Relief & Development

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Oct 31, 2012 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Hurricane bulletin insert offered by Episcopal Relief & Development Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Relief & Development, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Hurricane Sandy An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In response to Hurricane Sandy, Episcopal Relief & Development has developed a bulletin insert for use in congregations this coming Sunday. The agency continues to reach out to partners along the U.S East Coast and throughout the Caribbean as they assess needs and develop response strategies to Hurricane Sandy. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914733/panorama-apartment-fernanda-marques-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Area:  477 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fillippo Bamberghi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFernanda Marques Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGlassSão PauloPiscinaBrazilPublished on April 11, 2019Cite: “Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados” [Residência Panorama / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados] 11 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?全景之家,把泳池纳入收藏 / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2017 “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914733/panorama-apartment-fernanda-marques-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Save this picture!© Fillippo Bamberghi+ 28Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Artigiano, Galeria della Pietra, Grau, ICC Escadas, T2GSave this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingPartitionsFlorenseDividing Doors – PrismaDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The project arose from the owner’s aspiration to have a swimming pool in his apartment. A wish that was welcomed and taken on board by Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques, who decided to place it right in the living room, no less, so that in addition to enjoying it for leisure, it would create an element of tension, particularly strong and present.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fillippo Bamberghi“I designed the apartment for a couple with no children. The owner works in the financial market and is a keen art collector. He owns works by artists I greatly admire, such as Ernesto Neto, Edgard de Souza, Manoel Rio Branco, Zerbini, Tunga. The works speak directly to the issue of space – hence the importance of their placement in the project”, explains Fernanda.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiWith an area of 477 m², the apartment is split over two floors. On the lower level are the living-room, dining-room, and the kitchen. Upstairs are the master and guest bedrooms, a fitness room, an office and access to the swimming pool. A mezzanine links the floors between the master bedroom and the living room, as well as by the glass swimming-pool.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiGiven the main goal was to house all the client’s works of art harmoniously and with fluidity, and with a view to the collection’s future growth, minimalism – the style used by Fernanda Marques in most of her work, was an immediate choice. “I didn’t want the furniture to overwhelm the works of art, but rather to serve as support and counterpoint to them. This is the reason behind the preponderance of Brazilian designers and light colors”, she explains.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiThe lighting was also carefully designed to enhance the collection. On the lower floor, a gallery was created, where a single track-lighting rail houses several spots, with room for more as the collection evolves. At the far end the water from the pool, as though crystallized, reigns absolute.Save this picture!© Fillippo Bamberghi”Building the pool structure was the most challenging aspect in the project. To achieve the result very thick, imported glass was used and specialized labor required to install it. Looking back, I think it was well worth it. Neither the owners nor I can imagine the apartment without it. To a certain extent, I think I ended up providing the home with another work of art”, she sums up.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiProject gallerySee allShow lessMatanzas House / Z arquitectosSelected ProjectsInternational competition for preparation of preliminary urban and architectural dev…Ideas Share Houses Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Brazil Year:  Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSavePanorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951392/private-residence-no-3-flxbl-design-consultancy Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeFLXBL Design ConsultancyOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAhmedabadOn FacebookIndiaPublished on November 15, 2020Cite: “Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy” 14 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Harsh Pandya, Umang ShahProject Lead:Cunal ParmarProject Team:Lalit Panchal, Shail Patel, Shubham Rai, Urvil PatelCity:AhmedabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Harsh PandyaRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Private Residence No.3 is designed as volumes organized around perpendicular spines. This mass has been set in a garden with densely landscaped edges that have been raised to give the sense of being in a bowl of lush landscape. The parking court connects to an enclosed entry court through which one enters the house. The temple and lift are located to one side of the entrance lobby that continues as a circulation spine terminating at the vestibule to the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Umang ShahSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Harsh PandyaThe living and dining area form the perpendicular axis, visually connecting the front lawn and backyard. The warm wood cladding on the walls of this space contrasting with the stark whiteness of the surrounding spaces which are tied together by the grey flooring used through the house. The windows of the double-height living space frame views of the front garden and the sky. The material palette continues in the kitchen where warm wood under counter units contrast with the stark white surfaces and grey floor.Save this picture!© Harsh PandyaA staircase adjacent to the dining area connects to the first floor where the master bedroom, another bedroom and a gym are organized around an entertainment area that looks into the double-height living space below. A landscaped balcony running along the front creates a shaded veranda below while modulating light the comes into the double-height living room and gym.  The façade of the house is articulated as a conversation between the starkness of concrete and the warmth of brick and wood that in turn engage with the voids and openings in the cuboidal mass in a manner that protects the interiors from the harshness of the exterior spaces while allowing them to engage with the landscape outside. Save this picture!© Harsh PandyaProject gallerySee allShow lessAlembic Real Estate and Paushak Workspace / The CrossboundariesSelected ProjectsMulti Traffic Point Hoorn / WRK ArchitectenSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Ahmedabad, India Save this picture!© Harsh Pandya+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951392/private-residence-no-3-flxbl-design-consultancy Clipboard “COPY” Houses Photographs Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design ConsultancySave this projectSavePrivate Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy Projects Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy Architects: FLXBL Design Consultancy Area Area of this architecture project India “COPY” ArchDaily 2019last_img read more

Comet chooses BHF as its charity of the year

first_img  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comet chooses BHF as its charity of the year Electrical retailer Comet has chosen the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as its new charity partner for 2005/2006.The partnership will begin in February 2005 and run for at least 18 months. The money raised by Comet’s employees at its 250 stores during the partnership will help fund BHF’s Heart Nurses who provide essential care for sufferers of heart disease in their own homes.The charity was chosen after feedback from staff members. Veronica McCarthy, Social Responsibility Manager for Comet, explained: “We put our shortlist of charities to the vote across the business and the consensus was an overwhelming and resounding ‘yes’ to the British Heart Foundation. Many of our colleagues will be able to relate to the charity’s work, through knowing a friend or family member who is a victim of heart disease. BHF has a lot of events already in its calendar for 2005 in which we can get involved.” Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 14 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

BT Comic Relief 2011

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Stories in a digital world

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jonathan Waddingham, Product Manager at JustGiving, shares his ideas on digital storytelling at the #goodbites event on 7 June 2011. Note the example of childsi, and how they used various channels to raise funds for baby Joey, and use these channels to say thank you. Howard Lake | 7 June 2011 | News Stories in a digital world AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A year after Hurricane Maria, people say DECOLONIZE PUERTO RICO!

first_imgBuffalo, N.Y.A groundswell of resistance is surging against the colonial and U.S. imperialist oppression of Puerto Rico.  An International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico will be convened Oct. 27 in New York City at Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz. (puertoricotribunal.org) Among the distinguished participants will be Rafael Cancel Miranda, a Puerto Rican hero who, on March 1, 1954, along with Lolita Lebrón, Irving Flores and Andrés Figueroa Cordero, fired on the U.S. Congress to bring attention to the colonial status of Puerto Rico, which had just been made a U.S. commonwealth. (For more participants and sponsoring organizations, see the website.)Meanwhile, a Week of Action to defend Puerto Rico was held Sept. 20-27 (tinyurl.com/yba8zflo). This marked both the Sept. 20 first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic landfall on the island and the 150th anniversary of the first Puerto Rican uprising for independence, Grito de Lares, on Sept. 23. Here are some highlights of the week.In Boston, the one-year anniversary of Puerto Rico’s devastation by Hurricane Maria was marked by about 100 people gathered at Plaza Betances in Villa Victoria. At this historic site, the heart of the city’s Puerto Rican community, mass resistance in the late 1960s stopped the bulldozers of racist “urban renewal” and won community control of the neighborhood.The Sept. 20 rally was organized by Mijente and co-sponsored by organizations, including Raices Borinken Collective, Black Lives Matter Boston and United American Indians of New England.After an opening ceremony that included a Taíno blessing and stories and poems from community members, the demonstrators marched to the office of Seth Klarman, a hedge fund vulture who owns over $900 million in Puerto Rican debt.The marchers carried a coffin decorated with slogans calling for the cancellation of island’s debt. The coffin’s words also announced the true death toll of those who died in Puerto Rico during the hurricane — 4,645 people and still counting. Placing the coffin at the entrance to Klarman’s office, the protesters covered it with flowers to create a memorial.Jasmine Gomez of the Raices Borinken Collective spoke about the colonial policies of the U.S. that have led to such devastation and death on the island. Then demonstrators marched back to Villa Victoria, accompanied by Puerto Rican folk music, to hold a healing space and dance bomba.Over 100 people gathered Sept. 22 in Washington Square Park in downtown Rochester, N.Y., to commemorate the suffering of Puerto Rico during and after Hurricane Maria. A relatively large number of refugees from the hurricane have resettled with relatives in Rochester and continue to need support. Participants were asked to bring needed items to donate, and many did. The rally was organized by the Ibero-American Action League, Puerto Rico Unidos, the Rochester Latino Theater Company and the local Latinx radio station.Both local politicians and rally organizers spoke at the rally, as well as community organizers. Lydia Bayoneta from the International Action Center gave a very well-received talk on the history of Puerto Rico’s colonial past. Bayoneta invited participants to attend the Oct. 27 Tribunal.In Buffalo, N.Y., community activists joined with the Buffalo International Action Center on Sept. 20 in solidarity with Puerto Rican demands for independence and reparations.New York City saw a full week of activities in support of Puerto Rico. On Monday, Sept. 17, the monthly action at the United Nations for decolonization and independence for Puerto Rico was held; Workers World Party Secretariat member Teresa Gutierrez was one of the speakers. In June the U.N. Special Committee on Decolonization approved a draft resolution for the realization of the Puerto Rico people’s right to self-determination and independence.On Thursday, Sept. 20, an interfaith service, Boricuas Remember, was held at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, co-sponsored by Power4PuertoRico, New York Disaster Interfaith Services and the PR-NYC Long Term Recovery Group. As the crowd of 500 people left the church, many were very responsive to the call of organizers leaftleting outside to attend the Oct. 27 Tribunal and “put the U.S. on trial for 120 years of colonial crimes against Puerto Rico.” Many took Tribunal leaflets to distribute.Also on Sept. 20, labor unions rallied in strong support of Puerto Rico at historic Union Square on East 14th St., including members from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees DC 37, Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York, Service Employees 32BJ and more. Significant organized delegations, which also included executive board members, came from New York State Nurses Association, Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.NYSNA’s President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez traveled on one of the volunteer nurse response brigades to Puerto Rico after the storms. She spoke powerfully of her experience: “People told us of watching their abuela [grandmother] take her last breath because there was no power for oxygen or a nebulizer [breathing device]. Of burying loved ones quickly because there was nowhere to refrigerate the bodies and wait for a dignified funeral service. The neglect is just one chapter in the history of exploitation of Puerto Rico. The destruction by the storm became an excuse to privatize and impose austerity. These are crimes of the U.S. hedge funds, bondholders and the politicians they control.”Throughout the Week of Action in New York City, including a Sept. 23 rally on the 150th anniversary of the Grito de Lares, Worker World Party had an active presence with solidarity signs, Workers World/Mundo Obrero newspapers and Tribunal leaflets.At Chicago‘s Federal Plaza, 75 people came out Sept. 20 for a Day of Action for Puerto Rico: Rally against Austerity. The action was organized by Chicago Boricua Resistance, Chicago Teachers Union Latinx Caucus and Mijente.As part of the Week of Action against U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico, a march and rally took place in Los Angeles on Sept. 23, the Grito de Lares anniversary. The demonstration began at Hollywood and Vine with a brief rally, then continued with a march to Hollywood and Highland, where a final rally took place.The event featured cultural performances and food, several speakers and chants, including “Viva Puerto Rico Libre!” Convening organizations included Puerto Ricans In Action, SoCal for Puerto Rico, California for Progress, Assistance for the Resistance, Mijente and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Members of the International Action Center-Los Angeles attended the rally and march in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico.Speakers and performers included actress Victoria Ortiz, the Conga Poet Julio Rodriguez, Lawrence Reyes of Puerto Rican Alliance/National Young Lords, Britney Craig of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles and Nicole Hernandez, co-founder of Puerto Ricans in Action.Demands called for during the demonstration were to cancel Puerto Rico’s debt, end the austerity imposed by U.S. banks, put in place a permanent waiver of the Jones Act (by which the U.S. restricts trade with Puerto Rico), recognize the Puerto Rican people’s right of self-determination and end U.S. colonial rule.In Oregon, the Portland branch of Workers World Party held a Decolonize Puerto Rico demonstration on Sept. 20. Two dozen local organizers and students gathered in front of the Federal Court House to protest the U.S. response to the hurricane that caused the suffering of millions of Puerto Ricans. One speaker quoted San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz who said that the U.S. response to the hurricane is genocide. With no effective aid from the U.S. colonizer, thousands of people died during and in the aftermath of the hurricane. Meanwhile U.S. corporate interests continued to build lavish international hotel chains and highrise condominiums to line the streets of resort beaches.Contributing to this article were Toni Arenstein, Sara Catallinoto, Gene Clancy, Ellie Dorritie, Lyn Neeley, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Jeff Sorel and Workers World Boston and Los Angeles bureaus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

International meeting in Italy denounces NATO

first_imgAnti-war organizations and individuals from Europe and Canada met in Florence, Italy, 600-strong, for a day-long conference on April 7 to discuss the current role of the NATO military bloc following the 70th anniversary of NATO’s creation under U.S. aegis. The following are the statement and the link to the petition, slightly edited by Workers World staff, of those meeting as they continue to work for their individual countries to exit from the pact. The petition is published in 14 languages at nowarnonato.blogspot.com. The risk of a vast war, which, with the use of nuclear weapons, could mean the end of humanity, is real and growing, even though it is not noticed by the general public, which is purposely kept ignorant of this imminent danger.A strong commitment to find a way out of the system driving toward war is of vital importance. This raises the question of the membership of Italy and other European countries in NATO.NATO is not an Alliance [of equals]. It is an organization under the command of the Pentagon, and its objective is the military control of both Western and Eastern Europe.U.S. bases in the member countries of NATO serve to occupy these countries by maintaining a permanent military presence that enables Washington to influence and control their policies and prevent genuine democratic choices.NATO is a war machine that operates in the interest of the United States, with the complicity of the major European power groups, which has made these groups guilty of crimes against humanity. NATO’s war of aggression in 1999 against Yugoslavia paved the way for the globalization of military interventions, with wars against Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and other countries, in complete violation of international law.These wars are financed by the member countries, whose military budgets are increasing continually, to the detriment of spending for social programs, in order to support colossal military programs like that of the U.S. nuclear program which costs $1.2 trillion.In violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty,  the USA is deploying nuclear weapons in five nonnuclear NATO states, under the false pretext of the ”Russian menace.” By doing so, they are risking the security of Europe.To exit the war system, which is causing more and more damage and exposing Europeans to increasing dangers, we must leave NATO, affirming our rights as sovereign and neutral States.In this way, it is possible to contribute to the dismantling of NATO and all other military alliances, to reconfigure the structures of the entire European region, and to form a multipolar world where it is possible to realize the aspirations of the people for liberty and social justice.We propose the creation of a NATO EXIT International Front in all the European member countries of NATO, by building an organizational network at a basic level strong enough to support the very difficult struggle needed to attain this objective, which is vital for our future.No War No NATO Committee/Global ResearchSign the petition to support No War No NATO at nowarnonato.blogspot.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s tennis picks up road win at Texas

first_imgFacebook Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt What we’re reading: Congress making moves printNo. 10 TCU downed No. 20 Texas (12-5, 0-1), 4-2, in the Big 12 Conference opener for both schools.TCU (14-3, 1-0) has now won six straight against ranked opponents and it began with earning the doubles point.The teams split the first two matches in doubles play, leaving it all to play for between TCU’s Alastair Gray and Trevor Johnson against Texas’ Adrian Ortiz and Christian Sigsgaard. Gray and Johnson escaped with a narrow victory, 7-6 (7-3) to give the Frogs the doubles point.“The doubles point is always nice to have. It was a great performance by our lefties at No. 1 and a clutch win by Alastair and Trevor,” head coach David Roditi said.The Frogs continued that momentum with No. 14 Alex Rybakov and Reese Stalder both picking up quick wins to singles play bring TCU’s lead to three.Texas responded by winning the next singles matches to close the gap to 3-2, but No. 74 Guillermo Nuñez beat No. 80 Harrison Scott, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) to clinch the Frogs’ eighth consecutive win.“I am so proud and pleased we were able to beat a team like Texas,” Roditi said. “It is so hard to come out on the good side of these matches and that is why I’m taking the time to enjoy it and be proud of our players.”Up Next:TCU welcomes No. 16 Oklahoma (16-2, 1-0) to town for their Big 12 Conference home opener Friday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. Twitter + posts TCU vs University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas on March 8, 2018. (Photo/Gregg Ellman ) Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Auten Linkedin Ben Auten is a junior sports broadcasting major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan; he especially loves college basketball, baseball, and soccer. Previous articleHoroscope April 8, 2018Next articleNo. 23 Baseball suffers second consecutive series defeat to Oklahoma Ben Auten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Linkedin Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ New medical school will not reserve seats for TCU students Center for International Studies creates new study abroad optionlast_img read more