Wapic Insurance PLC (WAPIC.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young referees

first_img Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young referees“I was playing on a tour and I reffed the U13 and U15 girls but since then I haven’t reffed and I haven’t got back into it. I lost a lot of confidence with it and the people on the sidelines don’t really help. Like coaches, parents even the players sometimes – it can be quite intimidating, especially as a female.“I’ve been wanting to get back into it, but just haven’t managed it yet.”Those are the words of Beth Wilson, from Taunton. A young referee who did her Level Two course in November, she officiated veterans’ games, girls’ county U18s (her age group, at 17) and then she went on the tour. Over that time she grew to feel that commentary from the sidelines got too much.We are forever discussing if we interact with match officials appropriately, as members of the public. When young officials are involved, the impact of your words can be twice as hard – but as a sport it’s as vital to nurture the next generation of referees as it is players.Wilson’s friend Ben Pomeroy, another junior ref, has had a slightly different experience. He has whistled up to Level Nine, so everything from U14 to colts, and now adult fixtures for 2nd and 3rd XVs.Related: The latest issue of Rugby World magazineAs he says: “It’s interesting sometimes, especially officiating senior fixtures and having that much responsibility. But personally, I thoroughly enjoy it. I like having that control and running the game.”But can he understand why some, like Wilson, get put off early?“It can be extremely difficult,” he replies. “Especially with that level of responsibility. But on the pitch you’ve got 31 different opinions – yours and the 30 players. Even then, with games, you’ve got 100 people in the crowd with their opinions.“Rugby is such a subjective game and normally they’ll voice their opinions. Actually, blocking that out and trying to ignore it is very, very difficult. Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talent Expand Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talent We speak to young officials with contrasting experiences of abuse. Part of our Too Much, Too Soon series. Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future Collapse Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for… Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing… “You do get cases where spectators get so vocal that you do get hesitant, you do doubt yourself. And I think that’s what happens to a lot of people do get put off.“I haven’t had a particularly bad game but you do hear stories of people getting abuse from the sidelines.” Referee’s whistle and a yellow card (Getty Images) According to Dan Evans, Somerset Rugby’s Young Match Officials co-ordinator: “The YMO programme in Somerset aims to ensure we encourage young people to start refereeing and develop their skills and confidence. The programme takes an individual approach to each YMO to ensure that each referee is given the support they need and are refereeing appropriate fixtures.”Once YMOs have a number of games under their belt, are confident and comfortable refereeing, then where possible they are allocated a coach to help with advice and act as a sounding board during their development.Evans continues: “As the YMO co-ordinator my aim is to ensure that feedback from coaches and mentors is collated, YMOs receive appointments appropriate to their development and to appoint YMOs to suitable events, such as youth county fixtures and junior cup competitions.“In addition, I aim to ensure myself, the safeguarding officer, sevens co-ordinator, appointments team, training officer and chairman all work in unison to ensure we all work together in the interest of match officials.“We currently have eight active YMOs in the society, from a range of backgrounds, geographical locations and situations. Several have progressed through the programme and are now refereeing either within the society or in others after continuing refereeing while at university.”As Pomeroy concludes, we need young referees getting into the game, and spectators and players need to accept that they may get a 16- or 17-year-old ref – and there still aren’t that many across the country. That number rising could help others adjust.Related: Preparing for the financial futureAt the grass-roots level we see games cancelled because of lack of officials and Pomeroy adds: “Turning people away in their best years for getting into it isn’t helping that situation as well.”For Wilson, she still really enjoys coaching her younger brother. Getting back into the game as a referee can be tough though. Her tutor at college is keen to get her to referee one of their matches and the hope is that she can rediscover her confidence. You can read our original special report – Too Much, Too Soon – in the current issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Southern Africa: Archbishop condemns George Floyd killing

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Jun 3, 2020 Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Africa, Anglican Communion Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Southern Africa: Archbishop condemns George Floyd killing Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Many of us in South Africa have been shocked by the death by homicide of George Floyd, when a policeman crushed his neck with a knee for more than eight minutes in Minneapolis last week.George Floyd’s killing flies in the face of the solidarity evident in the world’s response to the pandemic, and we condemn the brutal treatment he was subjected to.As we heard those words of desperation, “I cannot breathe”, we mourned for the loss of all life at this time, through violence everywhere and in the COVID-19 pandemic. May Mr Floyd rest in peace.The Most Rev. Thabo MakgobaAnglican Archbishop of Cape TownMetropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africalast_img read more

Caetano & Assis House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira

first_img Projects Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The place The presented project was originated from the transformation of a place that it maintains a rural identity that derives from the surrounding environment. The land presented two pre-existences: one building that faced the street and one threshing-floor built in stone that was implanted in the moment of the land’s torsion and quotes transition. The volume facing the street was demolished in order to guarantee the distance of the street and the threshing-floor house was demolished because it presented an advanced state of degradation. In the surroundings of the land, from the South and the North, there were exposed the backyards neglected by the neighbourhood. Since the beginning, there was the need of recreate a place by working with the place’s memory, resolving simultaneously the contacts of the new intervention with the surrounding buildings, putting together a perimeter closed in itself. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsThe concept The project attitude derived from an interpretation of the history and the place looking for spaces with real character that could adapt to the demanding of the contemporary life. There was the need to find a solution that could empower the use of some traditional materials, carefully harmonized with the intent of providing distinguished emotions and notions. The concept of the project focused on the idea of looking for a space experience in which the spaces work as a prolonging of the human being, protecting the human expectative towards the presented proposal. This proposal had to be a container of real life, the costumer’s life. The house of ASSIS shows us the expression of an idea in a unique space moment, when we use the work throughout a sensorial course, distributed to serve the functional programme. The form and its meaning Taking advantage of the land’s proprieties and the context in which it is, it has become obvious that there would be the need to create a scenery for the house, withholding the neighbourly backyards and aligning the two main volumes of the house with the street as to unifying that place, thus creating one volume more public in dialogue with the farmer’s house. This first volume presents an independent access entrance to an office, allowing the work at home without invading a place that was made to be intimate. It also contains the kitchen on the lower floor and the parent’s suite on the upper floor. In the upper floor there are the children’s bedrooms. Both volumes are connected by a glass bridge thus allowing moments of space decompression and visual see-through with a guaranty of privacy. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe entrance was a central theme of the project that was raised though an inner-street that connects all the land with a clear notion of course. In the first moment of the entrance in the land, a tunnel surrounds us and a wall of granite lead us to the house entrance, which is the (re)interpretation of the threshing-floor house that is in the same place and it works as a hinge moment between distinct quotes and land’s orientations. It was sought that this place of transition was both fluid and domestic. Since the entrance to a house is also made through a car way, the garage had an equally carefully planning where the natural light had to exist, culminating in the access stairway to the lobby. The access to the limit of the land by a ramp is made by a pergola that gives rhythm to the course and culminates in the leftover functions that equip the second garden to the high quote. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGContextualization of the building in the architectural context A project’s house is the accomplishment of a dream which is to have a house to which we can relate. It is precisely thinking of the accomplishment of dreams that the role of the Architect reveals an extreme importance, for he is the one that has to make the accurate interpretation of a client’s dreams, sometimes confuse, that reveal the true essence of each person and the way that they would like to experience their space. This process of decoding a dream wasn’t understood as a limitation to the creative freedom of the architects. On the contrary, it was understood as a combining course which lead to exquisite discoveries, including the authors while young professionals. For us, architecture can’t be seen as wealth of quick consumption and that is was it separates from the design’s discipline. The search for values that has something of immortal and everlasting like those who belong to the history of the place is the base of our architecture. This way there was the concerning of finding beauty in showing simple things, in a personal belief that the architecture begins when the need ends. The search for beauty in the architecture is what it confers the everlasting character, not overvalued by the novelty, but always looking for a permanency value.Project gallerySee allShow lessKaohsiung Competition Proposal / Ojanen ChiouArticlesGuosen Securities Tower / Massimiliano + Doriana FuksasArticles Share Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89158/caetano-assis-house-ana-de-bastos-filipe-xavier-oliveira Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89158/caetano-assis-house-ana-de-bastos-filipe-xavier-oliveira Clipboard Caetano & Assis House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraSave this projectSaveCaetano & Assis House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal Architects: Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira Photographs Caetano & Assis House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira Portugal “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAna de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta Maria da FeiraHousesPortugalPublished on November 17, 2010Cite: “Caetano & Assis House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira” 17 Nov 2010. 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Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL

first_img Chile Photographs:  Suyin Chia, Cristian Martinez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: AraucoCollaborators:Philip ZurmanStructural Engineering:Patricio BertholetConstruction:IcafalCivil And Plumbing Engineering:Fernando MontoyaElectrical Engineering:Ramón PradoCity:ConstituciónCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of ELEMENTALRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. Arauco is a forestry company that called us in 2009 to develop a plan to support their workers in the process to have access to their definitive house. We were asked to develop a set of typologies within the current housing policy for Fondo Solidario de Vivienda I (FSV I, units up to 600 UF or US$25,000 without debt) and for FSV II (units up to 1,000 UF or US$40,000 with a bank loan). These designs would be a contribution of the company to their workers, a kind of subvention, so that housing committees could use them when applying for the regular system of public funds.+ 35The importance of this project is that on the one hand, for the first time, it allowed us to think about a design for the upper niche of the housing policy. If we developed an innovative and competitive typology, we would broaden our possible contribution to social housing. We could have taken one of our own more economic typologies and used the extra money to finish them, filling the void that families were expected to complete. But we thought of once again applying the principle of incremental construction and prioritization of the more complex components, this time with higher standards both for the initial and the final scenario.Save this picture!Courtesy of ELEMENTAL+ 35These innovations were possible because of the direct funding of Arauco, but also because the volume of the potential demand was big enough to absorb the costs of such research. The plan estimated a total of 9,000 units in thirty different towns.Save this picture!© Cristian MartinezFinally, one of the most relevant points was that most of the projects were intended for towns and villages of between 10,000 and 20,000 people. In places of such scale, housing projects, for good or for bad, do have a major impact. And it is in exactly these types of towns where the worst urban standard is found, so any contribution in this niche is more than welcome.Save this picture!© Suyin ChiaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Fountainhead: Everything That’s Wrong with ArchitectureArchitecture NewsSweetwater Spectrum Community / LMS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Constitución, Constitución, Maule Region, ChileLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeELEMENTALOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingConstituciónResidentialWoodPritzker Prize 2016Top100ChilePublished on November 13, 2013Cite: “Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL” 13 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Verde 别墅/ ELEMENTAL事务所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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/447381/villa-verde-housing-elemental Clipboard Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL Projects CopySocial Housing•Constitución, Chilecenter_img Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTALSave this projectSaveVilla Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL Architects: ELEMENTAL Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5688 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/447381/villa-verde-housing-elemental Clipboard 2010 “COPY” Social Housing Save this picture!© Suyin Chia+ 35 Sharelast_img read more

Local newspaper creates fundraising microsite for hospice

first_img Howard Lake | 12 October 2004 | News Telford Hospice Appeal has just secured a donated microsite from its local paper The Shropshire Star to support its fundraising appeal.It is still possible to secure a donated or sponsored Web site or online services, as the Telford Hospice Appeal demonstrates with the launch of its new fundraising microsite.The Shropshire Star has produced a central collection online “of all the important information about the huge £5 million fundraising effort.” It includes an archive of appeal stories and pictures from the newspaper, together with details of the various fundraising initiatives, such as the ‘buy a brick’ campaign and tea parties. Most importantly it offers an online donation facility, together with an option to print out donation forms for posting in. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Local newspaper creates fundraising microsite for hospicecenter_img Tagged with: Digital Events Individual giving Trading Shropshire Star’s Internet Editor Ian Harvey said: “This will be a growing Web site, expanding as we follow the progress of the appeal in the paper and on Shropshirestar.com.” He promises to update the site every day.The site includes a thank you section, where it lists the names of everyone who buys a 310 brick for the appeal.The newspaper is well aware that its readership extends beyond the county, and its staff hope for an international response to the appeal. Ian added: “This Web site will also give Shropshire expats, whether still in the UK or abroad, the chance to do their bit for the appeal.”One of the only downsides to this sponsorship is that the online donation facility is routed through the shopping cart system of The Shropshire Star. Since the newspaper handles the donation there is no facility to reclaim Gift Aid on individuals’ donations. Nevertheless, this could be tackled if they were to introduce a charity-specific online donation facility, such as those offered by Bmycharity, Charities Aid Foundation, or Justgiving.The print-out donation forms on the other hand do include a Gift Aid declaration.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Football Rich List published

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 January 2009 | News Football Rich List published Football magazine FourFourTwo has published the 2009 Football Rich List, featuring the 100 wealthiest people in the sport, including managers, club owners and players.Those listed on the sixth annual list, which includes 11 billionaires, are worth an estimated total of £61 billion.There has been considerable movement on the list with 25 new entries, and the ‘relegation’ of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovitch from first to third place by Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. Abramovich is worth £7 billion now, down £3 billion on last year, while al Nahyan is estimated to be worth £15 billion.Three of those on the list are “WAGS” (wives and girlfriends of players), according to FourFourTwo.The Top 20 on the 2009 Football Rich List are:1. Shekh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nayan (Manchester City) £15bn
2. Lakshmi Mittal & family (QPR) £12.5bn3. Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) £7bn 4. Joe Lewis (Tottenham Hotspur) £2.5bn
5. Bernie & Slavica Ecclestone (QPR) £2.4bn6. Stanley Kroenke (Arsenal) £2.245bn
7. Alisher Usmanov (Arsenal) £1.5bn
8= Lord Grantchester & The Moores Family (Everton) £1.2bn
8= Dermot Desmond (Celtic) £1.2bn
10= Lord Ashcroft (Watford) £1.1bn
The FourFourTwo website features the top 20 on the list, but the full list with details is published today in the print magazine.http://fourfourtwo.com/news/england/23107/default.aspxcenter_img Tagged with: Celebrity Prospect research Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Rape culture, sports and profits

first_imgBulletin: On Dec. 19, Judge Aaron Persky, who had sentenced rapist Brock Turner to only six months in jail after Turner was found guilty on three counts of sexual assault, was cleared of “misconduct” by the California Commission on Judicial Performance. Turner is a white Stanford U. swimmer and Persky a Stanford alumnus.  Turner is out on three years probation after only three months in jail.The oppression of women impacts every institution under capitalism. This has been true since the evolution of class divisions — the haves and have nots — thousands of years ago. It was class society that gave birth to patriarchal ideas and attitudes, including the objectification and dehumanization of women from birth to death.This oppression manifests itself in many ways, transcending nationality, sexual identity, age and class. Even prior to the campaign of the openly misogynist, racist, xenophobic president-elect, sexual assaults, including rape, were on the rise in disturbing numbers, especially on college campuses.It is no accident that there is a direct correlation between sports and rape on campuses. The sexual assault of women by male athletes is part of a sickening culture shielded by college administrations, including presidents and booster clubs, in order to maintain the “integrity” of sports. What is actually being maintained are the obscene millions of dollars that college sports garner annually from ticket sales and TV revenue.For example, during the two-week “March Madness” tournament, which crowns the winner of men’s basketball in the Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association, at least $1 billion annually will be shared among participating schools. The lion’s share goes to those that reach the Final Four. Not one penny of this revenue goes to the unpaid players.Five college football conferences — the ACC, Big 12, PAC-12, Big Ten and SEC — raise a combined hundreds of millions of dollars during year-end bowl games, including the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl and championship playoff games. Protecting these sports events comes down to defending profits — not women as full human beings.Assailants don’t act in isolationWhen women are assaulted by athletes, they have to confront not only the assailant if they choose to, but also powerful forces backing these assailants.Take the Minnesota Gophers football team that had threatened to boycott the Holiday Bowl game on Dec. 27 to protest the suspension of 10 teammates accused of gang-raping an inebriated woman on Sept. 2.The Gophers’ coach supported the players’ actions without mentioning one word about the victim’s accusations. A Title IX investigation is now underway. Title IX is an extension of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, a federal law stating: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (TitleX.info)If the survivor of this heinous crime decides to bring charges against the Minnesota players, she will have to face not only her accused assailants but their influential supporters — not to mention the biased, anti-woman nature of the capitalist courts. For many survivors, the choice is either to suffer in silence or to be shamed and humiliated in public.And then there is Joe Mixon, a star running back with the powerful Oklahoma Sooners, suspended for one year for punching a fellow woman student so hard she suffered four facial fractures. The incident took place in 2014, but the videotape was released Dec. 16, 2016 — two years later.The Sooners’ coach, Bob Stoops, along with the athletic director and university president, saw the videotape in 2014 but decided behind closed doors that a one-year suspension was enough for Mixon, in his first year of eligibility as a player.Mixon, who is Black, accused Amelia Molitor, who is white, of hurling racist epithets at him and initiating the assault. Whether true or not, the responsibility was on Mixon to immediately walk away — period, end of story — not to viciously punch a woman who, by physical comparison, was diminutive to him.Why didn’t the Oklahoma coach and administration permanently suspend Mixon? Could it be they were more concerned about protecting a sports program ranked eighth in a list of the most profitable college football teams during the 2014-15 season? (kickoutthecoverage.com)Baylor University was forced to fire its football coach, Art Briles, for covering up a 2014 sexual assault by one of his football players. Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, eventually found guilty of two counts of sexual assault, was allowed to stay with the team right after the incident. Ukwuachu had a history of abuse against women when he was at Boise State in 2013.According to Sports Illustrated, “ESPN’s Outside the Lines reports several instances in which Baylor ‘either failed to investigate, or adequately investigate, allegations of sexual violence.’ School officials at times ‘did not provide support to those who reported assaults.’ In one instance, Baylor took more than three years to comply with a federal directive to hire a full-time Title IX coordinator, receiving the directive in April 2011 and not hiring a coordinator until fall 2014.” (si.com, May 26)The violence against women is not just physical, but also psychological and emotional. Princeton University suspended its swimming and diving team Dec. 15 after officials found sexist and racist online comments. Washington University at St. Louis suspended its soccer team for similar reasons. Harvard University’s cross country team was put on probation and its soccer team was suspended for degrading comments about women on their group email lists. Columbia University suspended its male wrestling team. All of these examples are just the tip of the iceberg.Protests against rape culture are spreading on campuses. It will be a major focus of the upcoming women’s march, J21, against Trump on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., and an important national step forward for women of all nationalities to unite and resist misogyny in all its forms.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Image Magazine: Spring 2019

first_imgReddIt Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications TCU 360 Staff ReddIt + posts TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ printIn this issue:Cherub: Champagne ShowersA look into the unsuspecting role of typography in the future of fashionIs neon the new black?And more… TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years center_img TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Facebook TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleMen’s tennis swept in singles, fall to No. 4 TexasNext articleThe road to opioid abuse: Prescription drugs TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Linkedin Linkedin Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduateslast_img read more

Beijing pursues relentless crackdown on free speech

first_img March 29, 2016 Beijing pursues relentless crackdown on free speech News Asia – PacificChina Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet News March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Asia – PacificChina Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Chinese government’s harassment of the families in China of journalists and bloggers now living abroad and calls for an immediate end to a witchhunt in which dozens have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in posting an open letter online calling for President Xi Jinping’s resignation. June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Chang Ping, a journalist who now lives in Germany, reported on 27 March that the authorities in the southern province of Sichuan had arrested his two brothers and his sister.The sister and one of the brothers were released yesterday. “The police asked my family to contact me and demand that I immediately cease to publish any articles that criticise the Chinese Communist party,” Chang told the NGO China Change. In an article published on 25 March, Chang condemned the journalist Jia Jia’s “abduction” by the authorities on 15 March, shortly after the anonymous open letter calling for President Xi’s resignation was posted online (read the letter in English on China Digital Times’ website). Jia was finally released on 25 March. Chang is respected in China for refusing to submit to censorship and for fighting doggedly for what he believes in, including press freedom. He left China in 2011 after being subjected to constant pressure from the Propaganda Department, and now works for the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle. “This disgraceful witchhunt provides a direct insight into the Chinese regime’s dictatorial nature, but the universal silence on the part of European countries and the entire international community is even more shocking,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Must we wait until foreign diplomats are arrested and charged with activities against the Communist Party in order to see a reaction? The United States and Germany have an overriding duty to ensure that the Chinese authorities guarantee the basic rights of people like Chang Ping and Wen Yunchao, instead of trampling on them, as they are now doing.” Also known as BeiFeng, Wen Yunchao is a well-known New York-based blogger and human rights defender whose parents and brother were arrested by the police in the southern province of Guangdong on 22 March, shortly after it was rumoured that Wen was the anonymous letter’s author. Wen Yunchao (Beifeng), Chinese blogger and internet activist base in New York, Visiting scholar of Columbia University, launched a series of online campaigns in support of human rights and against Internet censorship. He was awarded the French Republic’s Human Rights Prize 2010 by the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights. In all, more than 20 people have been arrested by police in the witchhunt that began on 15 March. Six of them are employees of Wujie News, the website where the open letter was initially posted. China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation Follow the news on China News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en Newslast_img read more