Is the Women’s World Cup being let down by refereeing?

first_img Corner stop: Kay Wilson scores against Ireland – a try awarded after consultation with the TMO Fast track: former fly-half Glen Jackson has worked his way up through the refereeing ranksPositive discrimination and political correctness can become damaging when a process is rushed. As a comparison, Kiwi Glen Jackson was earmarked for fast-tracking after finishing an illustrious career in 2010 and becoming a referee. Still, he needed to impress in the Super 15, the Junior World Championship and as a television match official before assuming lead responsibility for Fiji’s trip to Twickenham and Georgia’s game against Japan in November 2012. And he is far from guaranteed to be part of the men’s World Cup in 2015.It is a frustration that has been felt privately by players and coaches for a while. Then, after his team’s pool-stage loss to New Zealand a week ago, USA boss Pete Steinberg vented a bit. He gave Scrumqueens’ Ali Donnelly, who has written a column on the matter in this month’s Rugby World magazine, some compelling opinions.“I will be quite honest,” he said. “I think it is unfair on the players. My experience, not just in rugby but in business, is that when men make appointments they tend to make them and say we need ‘women something’.“When women make appointments, they generally just want the best. I feel if you asked any woman here, they would say they just want the best. There are some excellent referees here, but we do not have the best that are available and that is what the players deserve.”Over time: Helen O’Reilly awards a try to France during the hosts’ 18-16 defeat by CanadaSteinberg’s meritocratic argument is very convincing. Having developed so well since 2010, women’s rugby has earned the right to see its matches facilitated by practised, polished operators. It’s just a thought, but Nigel Owens is not involved in either of this weekend’s Rugby Championship ties. Why not wing him in? Well, it would undermine those who have officiated in the lead-up.So we are back to square one.
 The IRB’s high performance match official manager Joel Jutge is out in France. He will no doubt take stock of events and work out the most practical means of moving forward. Certainly, the best two sides have reached the decider, which is a decent gauge of the fact that nothing too disastrous has happened. TAGS: Highlight The standard of refereeing at this month’s Women’s World Cup in Paris is proving to be a blight on the tournament Even so, this is a situation that must be severely scrutinised. The women’s game is coming on so quickly, as every viewer from this eye-opening two weeks will testify. It would be a mighty shame to keep stifling it.Read a few ideas of what could improve the women’s game in the September issue of Rugby World – on sale now. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE POSITIVE aspects of the Women’s World Cup have been overwhelming – stratospheric skill levels across the board, awesome athleticism, refreshingly unexpected results and, on Wednesday, a packed Stade Jean Bouin that delivered a phenomenal atmosphere.In fact, the two semi-finals played back-to-back made for a wonderful occasion. So often teams are stifled on the big stage, but none of the final four let themselves down.Canada’s Magali Harvey-inspired defeat of France was enthralling and even Ireland, beaten 40-7 by an invigorated England, brought a huge amount of endeavour. Besides, the significance of a pool-stage win over champions New Zealand cannot be overstated – it catapulted the competition into the consciousness of a wider audience. Philip Doyle’s charges absolutely made their nation proud.Spreading the word: a big crowd turned out at Stade Jean Bouin to watch the France v Canada semi-finalWhen the dust settles in Paris on Monday morning, everyone will reflect on a fabulous event. Hopefully there will be a surge in participation and we can look back on a seminal 17 days for the sport. There is one moan, though. Despite its undoubtedly noble intentions, the IRB’s decision to deploy exclusively female on-field officials for the entirety of the tournament has been a mistake.The past fortnight has highlighted the rocketing standard of women’s rugby. However, it has also underlined a discrepancy between the growing ability of female players and the underwhelming assertiveness of those with the whistle. At the moment, referees are lagging behind. That is a dangerous basis for any contest, let alone a global showpiece.Take Wednesday’s fixtures in isolation. The breakdown battle between England and Ireland often descended into a chaotic lottery because two excellent back rows – led by supreme scavengers Maggie Alphonsi and Claire Molloy – were given far too long a leash at the ruck.Later, the scrums during Canada’s clash with France were shambolic. A first-half yellow card for the hosts’ wing Caroline Ladagnous following a fairly tame challenge deemed to be a tip-tackle seemed misguided too, more so because a television replay was requested.Blaming individuals is not constructive here – the system is hanging them out to dry somewhat. Australian Amy Perrett, who took charge of England’s victory, only made her Test bow in March as Scotland faced Italy in Edinburgh. Although experienced as a player, Irishwoman Helen O’Reilly had only 18 months behind her as an international 15s referee before officiating the second semi-final. Both served apprenticeships on the sevens circuit, but the intensity of a World Cup remains a baptism of fire.last_img read more

Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop: Ticket details for two…

first_imgInstallation of the 27th Presiding Bishop: Ticket details for two events Oct. 31 Union of Black Episcopalians Vigil Celebration at D.C. Armory, Nov. 1 Installation Service at Washington National Cathedral Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Chuck Till says: Tags John Andrews says: Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Cynthia Nawrocki says: October 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm I was a deputy, applied and received an email letting me know that I would get a ticket. You should contact Michael Barlowe. September 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm For those unable to watch the webcast of the Institution live, how soon will a copy of the complete service be available online, e.g. YouTube, or elsewhere? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 September 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm I wanted to apply for a ticket for me and for my husband. I could not do that on this computer. It would only take one application from here. Why? richard pinaire says: September 9, 2015 at 6:57 pm I understood that Deputies to General Convention were all eligible for one ticket to the consecration. I applied but never heard anything. Should I assume I will not have a ticket? Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI September 9, 2015 at 6:09 pm Bishop Curry emphasized Jesus as the principal actor and cause for his work and that of the church. I hope he will apply that to the work the church has to do on the outside, with the poor, the refugees and other destitute people with whom Jesus identified Himself. Remember, Jesus told us, “Not everyone that sayeth to me, >>Lord, Lord<<, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven." October 28, 2015 at 9:59 pm Regarding the Live Streaming of the service. Please update the instructions or the link. The link you provide to is too general and does not seem to provide any discussion of streaming. Also, the comment from Sept 10th saying that the broadcast “will appear” is not definite enough for us to commit to changing our service locally. Does anyone have a link to more information about the Live Streaming? Thank you. Charles R Pogue says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska September 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm As those of us who don’t live in the Eastern time zone will be in church at noon EST, it is to be hoped that the entire service will be streamed later in the day. Fr. Anthony Clavier says: September 10, 2015 at 10:14 am Everywhere it is the major Holy Feast Day of All Saint’s. For me and my parish church we will gather in our historic cemetery to honor those who have departed this life and remember them as we flower the graves and toll the bells. Afterwards tables will be set under old oak treses and we will enjoy”Soup with the Saints”. I will then suggest that all return to their homes and watch the webcast of the good man being ordained to be our Presiding Bishop. God bless Michael Curry as he prepares to continue to be God’s servant in this time and place……………. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing September 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm The preface on the surveymonkey homepage for the lottery could have been written more nicely and with fewer negatives. My edits:“Completing this survey enters you in a lottery to receive one ticket. Submit this survey only once per person by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on September 21. We will discard duplicate, incomplete, and erroneous entries. After the deadline we will randomly select entries to receive one ticket each, and we will notify those persons by email on September 28. Our email will include suggestions about travel. We will notify only those persons whose entries were selected; therefore, failure to receive the email from us on September 28 means that your entry was unlucky. Please note: entering the lottery is without cost, and so is receiving a ticket. But you must make your own travel arrangements and bear your own travel expenses.” Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Smithfield, NC Laurie Eiserloh says: Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curry Installation, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Sep 9, 2015 Rector Hopkinsville, KY September 23, 2015 at 9:54 pm 4 of us folks from Kansas want to attend the Nov. 1 event. 2 of us got tickets but 2 did not. If we can get 2 more tickets we will all attend, otherwise I would not expect too many folks from Kansas to attend, to include out 2 friends who did get tickets. Can anyone help us with 2 more tickets? We attend the parish in Junction City, Kansas. Any help would be appreciated. [email protected] Mary Novello says: September 10, 2015 at 3:40 pm I do understand the 12 noon start time, this an installation of a man to Presiding Bishop in the Episcopal Church – We Episcopalians have responded to Christ’s call, sharing the Gospel with people in North America, throughout Latin America and the Caribbean islands, even reaching to Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim. How else could a time be chosen? I trust Michael Curry to be the representation of the will of our Episcopal people to bring Jesus to all the world. Listen, and hear! September 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm I am saddened by the 12 noon start time. In Central Time that’s 11:00 on a major feast day. Press Release Service October 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm Looking around some more – I see this link, which might be their normal live streaming of their Sunday services. This could be what they are going to use for Nov 1st, but one would think they would highlight it more — esp. 4 days away. Emily Schnabl says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Thomas Hofer says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Judy Fleener says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Two events will highlight the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry.The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed to be the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop and Primate on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry will be the 27th Presiding Bishop.Saturday, October 31All are invited to join a Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) in honor of the 27th Presiding Bishop on Saturday, October 31 at 11 am Eastern at the Armory, 2001 E. Capital St. SE in Washington, DC.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will sponsor a live webcast of the Vigil Celebration at www.episcopalchurch.orgAdditional information is available here.Ticket applications for the October 31 event are available here.Sunday, November 1The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral.The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast available here.Applications for tickets for available seating for the November 1 event at Washington National Cathedral will be distributed by lottery.“This selection process was adopted as the fairest way to distribute tickets to the general public, noted the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, chair of the Transition Committee. “Demand for tickets far exceeds the capacity of Washington National Cathedral.”Please note:•    Only one ticket per person, and each person must fill out a form here•    There is no charge for a ticket.•    Applications will be accepted until 5 pm Eastern on Monday, September 21.•    Selections will be conducted by random drawing.•    Those allocated tickets will be notified on September 22, with further information. Featured Events Comments (21) September 10, 2015 at 4:24 pm That is the page where the live webcast will appear. The player is simply not there yet. I do not know why the cathedral’s calendar does not include a listing. As to a participatory Eucharist, perhaps the order of service will be posted before the service begins. It was in 2006. Rector Albany, NY September 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm Chuck,Regarding the preface for the survey monkey, here are my suggestions to make it warmer and more welcoming:“Nobody gets in to see the Wizard! Not nobody not nohow!” hehehe Comments are closed. Harold Walker says: Carl MaultsBy says: Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET September 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm This Episcopalian is very proud to see Bishop Curry selected. Would that I could be in D.C. to witness his installation. This is especially poignant as Bishop Polk of the Diocese of Louisiana became a Confederate General… Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Lee Ann Walling says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Pamela Sten says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Kemp Wills says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ September 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm Inasmuch as this year’s All Saints Day coincides with the Institution of the Presiding Bishop, I would like to offer this worship suggestion:Following the model of National UBE of streaming in the service from National Cathedral to the DC Armory, your parish could stream the service interactively in the context of worship. Instead of the usual parish bulletin, use the bulletin for the Institution. It will be made available by National Cathedral prior to Nov. 1. Your congregation could sing along the hymns and service music simulcast from the Cathedral. At the Distribution of the Elements following the Eucharistic Prayers, your congregation could receive communion from your priest. Moreover, I suggest that this 12:00 PM streamed service be the only service that day. So as to not generate confusion, your parish marquis could display for the entire month of October “Nov 1-One Service Only, 12 PM, EST, PB Institution.” This offers another opportunity for your parish to fellowship as ONE community as well as show its pride in being apart of the larger Episcopal community. Perhaps your parish could also notify the other Episcopal congregations in your area whose members might want to participate rather than watch a delayed YouTube version. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Robert Andrews-Bryant says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA September 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm I am interested in finding a way to do a participatory Eucharist on Nov 1 while watching the service live in our parish hall. I would appreciate input/ideas and additional ways of becoming a part of the Consecration Service without being at the Cathedral. Also, an FYI to ENS: The National Cathedral Website shows no events on Nov 1 on its calendar. And when you click “live webcast available here” from the above article, it takes you to the National Cathedral website. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Kemp Wills says: Rector Bath, NC September 10, 2015 at 11:25 am If only one partner of a couple wins a ticket, will there be space on the grounds for the ticketless partner to view live streaming? (Both my husband and I have applied individually). September 18, 2015 at 12:13 am Agreed. I am disappointed not to be able to see it live, but it starts the same time as our principal service. And, it’s our patronal feast, so I won’t cut church! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Ken Walters says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL John McClanahan says: September 10, 2015 at 9:51 am Judy Fleener wrote: “I wanted to apply for a ticket for me and for my husband. I could not do that on this computer. It would only take one application from here. Why?”The SurveyMonkey website left a “cookie” on your computer. That “cookie” is a small file that acts as a flag, designating that an application has already been filed from that computer. If you wish, you can delete all the “cookies” associated with, and then you will be able to make a second application. Consult the “Help” in your web browser (Firefox, Explorer, Chrome, etc.) for specific information on how to delete “cookies”.last_img read more

The Scarlets upset London Irish at home

first_imgFriday Oct 23, 2009 The Scarlets upset London Irish at home London Irish admitted they blew it after they narrowly lost 27-25 to the Scarlets in another thrilling Heineken Cup game at the Madjeski Stadium on the weekend.A late penalty from Stephen Jones was the difference between the two sides after scrumhalf Peter Richards had been penalised for playing the ball in an offside position.“We made too many errors and Stephen made us pay,” said Exiles skipper Bob Casey.Jones ended up with 17 points, while Dan Evans and Mark Jones both scored quality tries. For Irish, it was Declan Danaher and Elvis SevealiI who scored.The last gasp victory sees them retain top spot in Pool Six, a position which few had predicted, which proved to be extra motivation for Scarlets head coach Nigel Davies.“The fact we’ve been written off has been a motivating factor for us. When I’ve looked at some of the programs and what’s been written in the media I’ve seen that we’ve barely been mentioned.”He added: “I’ve used that quite a bit as motivation. We have quality with some youngsters who put their hands up.“The fact the game wasn’t on TV was disappointing as well because it was second to none as a spectacle.”“We were superb against a quality team. We kept going despite the interception try and that’s what you need to do against big teams.“It’s a massive win for us but it’s still a tough pool. We have two massive games against Leinster so there’s a long way to go.“But we’re in a strong position and we’ll go into those fixtures high in confidence,” he concluded.Take note of Daniel Evans classy individual try. Hes one to watch out for the future. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? 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Buffalo 1981: another victory against white supremacy

first_imgA national demonstration against racism and Ku Klux Klan terror was held in front of Buffalo City Hall on Jan. 15, 1981. For months the African-American community had been terrorized by racist killings. Six African-American men were murdered and several more attacked. Two of the men had their hearts cut out of their bodies.On Dec. 4, 1980, the Nazi party of western New York announced that it planned to hold a rally on City Hall steps on Martin Luther King’s birthday, Jan. 15. They called for 100 white men with guts.Almost immediately, anti-racist forces began to mobilize. A press conference by anti-racist organizations on Dec. 18 called for a massive, visible and vocal protest at the same location. Endorsers included Buffalo Against Racism, Peoples Commission Against Racist Violence in Buffalo, National Black Human Rights Coalition, Workers World Party and many others. A press release issued a week later listed a broad range of local and national endorsers.For three weeks the city administration, led by arch-racist Mayor James Griffin, said nothing. Faced with the potential of a united anti-racist action, the mayor banned both rallies.Progressive organizers saw through the mayor’s ploy as being directed against anti-racists. No one was surprised by this. Griffin had been elected in 1977, defeating progressive African-American State Assemblyman Arthur O. Eve. Griffin had been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, an endorsement that he never repudiated.Just as fascists now are emboldened by the Donald Trump presidency, fascists at that time were emboldened in Buffalo by the Griffin administration and nationally by the recent electoral victory of Ronald Reagan, who as president would soon begin an all-out attack on workers.Faced with strong anti-racist organizing, the local media viciously violence-baited and red-baited the anti-racist action, and counterprotesters were threatened with arrest. When it became clear that organizers were not deterred, the city organized a rally at a separate location several blocks away, billed as a rally to “honor Dr. King.” This was the first and last time the city has sponsored such an event.Anti-racist organizers would not be deterred from opposing the Nazis head-on. They were more determined than ever to drive them out of Buffalo. When it became clear that anti-Nazi organizers wouldn’t back down, the city blinked and lifted the ban, but the violence-baiting and red-baiting continued until the last moment.On Jan. 15, 2,000 local and out-of-town demonstrators confronted three Nazis, who were protected by a wall of police. Participants came from cities across the Northeast and East Coast. Organizers also came from around the country, some staying for a month to help. Some 60,000 leaflets were distributed in harsh winter weather.While it was clear that some 2,000 people attended at the rally, as reported especially by the international press, the Buffalo News changed its count from 2,000 in the day’s first edition to only 400 in the final edition.Progressives and revolutionaries — and our class enemies — have never forgotten this historic anti-racist victory. In the years since then, the Nazis several times have tried to rear their ugly heads, only to be vehemently beaten down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sophomore pitching duo earns national praise

first_imgFacebook Robbie Vaglio Linkedin Robbie Vaglio ReddIt + posts TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed image courtesy of What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! printSophomores Haylen Green and Jake Eissler were named National Pitchers of the Week by Collegiate Baseball for their performances on the mound against Lamar over the weekend.Eissler made his rotation debut Saturday against Lamar and faced the minimum 18 batters through six innings of work. He allowed one hit but picked the batter off at first base. Additionally, he notched a career-high 12 strikeouts. Eissler has recorded 23 strikeouts over his last 11 innings pitched.“I felt really good,” Eissler said. “Ever since last weekend against Tech, I’ve been in a groove. I’ve really found my slider.”Jake Eissler pitches against UT Rio Grande Valley at the Lupton Stadium on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on March 28, 2017. Photos by Michael Clements.Green put his name into the history books as he became just the fourth TCU pitcher to toss a nine-inning one-hitter. Green took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and allowed just three total baserunners in the game. Green issued just one walk and struck out a career-high 11 batters.“Getting ahead early was a key part of my performance,” Green said. “I was commanding the ball on both sides of the plate. I was throwing whatever I wanted to whenever I wanted to, keeping them on their toes. It worked out for itself.”During his record-breaking performance, Green kept himself composed.“It popped in my head a couple of times but it was more of like a ‘Why are you thinking about that? Just stop’ because that’s how you jinx it,” Green said. “I was just going one inning at a time, one pitch at a time.”Haylen Green celebrates during his impressive performance Sunday. Image courtesy of gofrogs.comGreen was also named co-Big 12 Player of the Week.Four Horned Frogs have previously won National Player of the Week honors. Green and Eissler join Jared Janczak, Preston Morrison, Brad Furnish and Lance Broadway. Previous articleStudents involved in cheating scheme using QuizletNext articlePitching firepower leads Baseball to sweep over Lamar Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedinlast_img read more

Who owns the Media in Ghana ?

first_img A lack of transparency and limited access to ownership information prevail in the media industry in Ghana. Conflicts of interest between media owners and politicians, and a weak regulatory system further pose a threat to freedom of expression in the country. These are key results of the three-month long investigative research that the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have jointly conducted. The resulting “Media Ownership Monitor” maps who owns and ultimately controls Ghanaian mass media. News GhanaAfrica Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independenceEvents Conflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expression April 9, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Ghana A publicly available website features a database of major media outlets, companies, and their owners, including comprehensive information about the media landscape in the country. The findings of the project are presented today, 25 July 2017, at a high-level media forum in Accra. “The Media Ownership Monitor provides an unprecedented transparency of the Ghanaian media market. This is a prerequisite for holding our institutions accountable and for developing meaningful regulatory safeguards that will ensure media pluralism in the long-run,” commented Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director at MFWA, on the rationale of the study. “The Media Ownership Monitor in Ghana shows that a high number of TV outlets, radio channels or newspapers, does not necessarily mean a pluralistic media landscape. When the audience turns towards only few media outlets to get informed, a handful of media owners potentially gain considerable influence over public opinion,” added Lisa-Maria Kretschmer, RSF Project Manager. High audience concentration in print and TV The Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) reveals a high level of audience concentration in various media sectors. An almost maximum concentration was found among the printed press, where the top four media companies (Graphic Communications Group Limited, New Times Corporation, Western Publications Limited, Business and Financial Times Limited) together reach 95.9% of the readership. Three out of four readers (72.1%) choose a state-run newspaper for information or entertainment.. Private companies on the other hand dominate the broadcasting sector. A high concentration exists in the TV segment, where the top four owners (Multimedia Group, Osei Kwame with U2 Company Ltd. /Despite Group of Companies, TV3 Network/ Media General Ghana Limited, state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation) represent an audience share of 77.4%. The radio market is more diverse and ‘market leaders’ differ from region to region. Again the Multimedia Group and the Despite Group of Companies have a considerable market position by operating several nationwide outlets. All in all, radio shows a medium level of audience concentration around the four market leaders that together deliver news to 44.8% of the listenership. Inconsistent and non-transparent ownership information For a third of the analyzed media outlets, ownership data was unavailable at the Registrar General’s Department, where all business entities are obliged to register and from where information has to be released upon request. In those cases where data was available, it turned out to be incomplete, at times obviously outdated, with either changes in ownership not recorded, or inconsistent with other public information e.g. from the National Communication Authority (NCA). In some cases, media outlets were registered to a certain company at the National Communication Authority but now operate under the umbrella of a media group by their own accounts. This made it difficult to assert the legal status of some media holdings, for example of the Multimedia Group Ltd., as well as their relations to subsidiaries. The low level of transparency disguises market powers and complicates or even inhibits meaningful regulation of media concentration. High-level politicians with ties to the media Out of the monitored media outlets, a third are either state-owned or have shareholders with political affiliations, amongst them high-level politicians. For example, the acting Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Frederick Blay, is a majority shareowner of Western Publications Ltd., publisher of Daily Guide and News One newspapers. Dr. Kwabena Duffour, the listed shareowner of the Excellence in Broadcasting Group Ltd., was former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress government. Also the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Communications – the body where legal steps concerning the media sector are initiated and discussed -, Kennedy Aqyepong, has direct ties to the media through his wife, who controls Oman FM and Net 2 TV as a CEO. Women underrepresented in media houses The research findings illustrate the extent to which Ghanaian media ownership and management is male-dominated. Out of the 25 monitored media companies, only two have female owners: Stella Wilson Agyepong for Oman FM Limited and Edith Dankwa for Business and Financial Times Limited. GAB Productions Ltd. and Western Publication Ltd. list a woman as minority shareowner. Both are wives of the majority shareholder of the respective companies. Women also rarely hold management positions: out of the 21 identifiable CEO’s, only three are female: Edith Dankwah for Business and Financial Times Ltd., Carol Anang for state-owned New Times Corporation, and Gina Blay for Western Publications. The gender ratio for board members of media organizations shows a similar picture. Weak regulatory system Scarce and incomplete ownership information as well as conflicts of interest between politics and ownership are phenomena that illustrate a prevailing weakness of the regulatory system. No safeguards are in place to prevent or curb media concentration, or inhibit political control over media ownership. Transparency regulation is partly in place, as the Companies Act was amended with beneficial ownership provisions last year. However, while comprehensive information on ultimate beneficial owners is supposed to be available for all companies during regular office hours, research at the Registrar General’s Department found a low level of compliance. “The results of the Media Ownership Monitor emphasize again that the passage of a Broadcasting Law that provides both safeguards against media concentration as well as against political influence in the media is long overdue. This project sets the tone for an informed debate on the next steps to be taken”, concludes Sulemana Braimah. MEDIA OWNERSHIP MONITOR: A GLOBAL RESEARCH PROJECT Initiated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Media Ownership Monitor project is a global research and advocacy project to promote transparency and media pluralism at an international level. In Ghana, it was conducted together with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). The project is financed by the German government. Country studies were so far published in Colombia, Cambodia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Peru, the Philippines ,and Mongolia. In addition to Ghana, this year, MOM investigates media markets in Serbia, Brazil, Pakistan and Morocco. For more information visit the MOM website: Media Contacts: Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) P.O. Box LG 730, Legon, Ghana. Tel: 233 302242470. Tel/Fax: 233 302221084 Email: [email protected], Website: Reporters Without Borders Germany / MOM Ghana project manager Email: Lisa-Maria Kretschmer [email protected] Tel.: +233-050-3240759 Help by sharing this information Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts April 6, 2020 Find out more Reports GhanaAfrica Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independenceEvents Conflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expression November 27, 2020 Find out more July 25, 2017 Who owns the Media in Ghana ? Ghana urged to ensure safety of reporters covering Covid-19 RSF_en News News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentlast_img read more

Union Station Homeless Services’ Celebrates 40th Birthday Party

first_imgHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty Gatherings Union Station Homeless Services’ Celebrates 40th Birthday Party With Neighborhood Block Party and Official Certificate of Congressional Recognition Sunday, August , 4, 2013 STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 5, 2013 | 11:13 am Community News Top of the News 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. Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 With hot dogs grilling, courtesy of the Pasadena Police Department, music playing and gratitude flowing, more than one hundred people, including government officials, board members, donors and volunteers, attended the free family-friendly Union Station Homeless Services’ 40th Birthday Block Party on Sunday, August 4, 2013.With the hub of activity taking place at Union Station Homeless Services’ Family Center, supporters were encouraged to share in the celebration by visiting one or more of the organization’s sites, which include Euclid Villa Transitional Housing, Centennial Place and Passages Intake Center.Also on hand were Union Station’s CEO Rabbi Marvin M. Gross, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and local Congresswoman Judy Chu who presented Union Station’s Homeless Services with an official Certificate of Congressional Recognition. Chu commended the organization for the important work it has done thus far during its 40 years of helping men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness and committed to continue to fight the fight with Union Station Homeless Services.“It has been an extremely busy and productive 40 years and we are thrilled to share this opportunity with people to experience first-hand how we have grown, said Gross. “We are proud of the many accomplishments that our organization and our clients have achieved to date and are honored to continue this important work along with our tireless staff, volunteers, donors and large community of friends.”Grace Kim, founding member of Union Station’s Homeless Services newly established Young Leaders Society, also shared a common sentiment at the event. “It’s such a great organization, it’s hard not to want to get involved,” said Kim, who serves as a Union Station Board Member in addition to overseeing the 40 plus member team of volunteers and fundraisers that range between the ages of 21 and 39 years old.Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. With a mission to help men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness, Union Station provides comprehensive services to help homeless individuals achieve self-sufficiency, including intake and assessm­­­­­ent, emergency shelter, case management, career counseling, transitional housing, medical and mental health services, women’s and family services, and housing resources. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

REITs Aren’t Dead

first_img Previous: Tracking Default Rates Next: The Most Important Item in Your Digital Toolkit  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) prices have seen a dramatic decline, opening up a good investment opportunity according to Seeking Alpha. REITs are not dead, as some may suggest.“Book value per share should be down for every mortgage REIT so far in the quarter,” Seeking Alpha says. “The main difference will be the magnitude of the decline. This is where different analysts and investors may come to dramatically different numbers.”Seeking Alpha continues, stating that the current disparity between share prices and estimated book values is historic.“We simply do not witness this kind of discount in any regular market. We have seen mortgage REITs that go bankrupt. We predicted a mortgage REIT bankruptcy a couple of years ago.”As the role of non-bank lenders has shifted in the past few years, regulators are considered allowing further growth for these mortgage institutions and REIT, Wall Street Journal reports.“It’s time to make the system reflect the market that it serves,” said Pete Mills, SVP of residential policy at the Mortgage Bankers Association on WSJ.While some have questioned if nonbanks like REITs should have access to taxpayer-subsidized funding, according to John von Seggern, President of the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks, having big clients gives the system the financial clout it needs to support smaller banks.“We have access to world-wide markets because the big banks give us a lot of volume,” he told WSJ. “We’re able to then take that favorable funding that we get and we’re able to lend it to all of our members, big and small, at the same rate.”Some suggest that REITs make up an optimal backbone for the mortgage market, leveraging less risk than before the financial crisis and able to quickly raise and deploy money when they see an opportunity. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 19, 2020 1,950 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / REITs Aren’t Deadcenter_img Tagged with: Investment REIT Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago REITs Aren’t Dead Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Investment REIT 2020-03-19 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Dart: Oak tells story ‘as beautiful as poem’

first_img Next Up“We don’t know how old the tree is but stories are that, during the Civil War, soldiers sat beneath its branches and ate their lunch,” Barr said. “It was a huge oak when we moved here and we’ve been here a longtime.“It’s one of the must beautiful trees I’ve ever seen … when looking at it from our front porch. But coming down the highway … you don’t see its beauty. In fact, it’s not pretty at all.”What happened to mar the beauty of the stately live oak was the dance called progress. Sponsored Content Published 8:05 pm Monday, June 23, 2014 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder As utility lines were being strung across the countryside, trees had to give way to progress and the live oak surrendered limbs to the cause.“Dick asked that as few limbs be cut as possible but what happened was all the limbs below and right above the lines were cut, leaving a top-sided, lop-sided tree arching over the highway. It looks awkward to those who pass by and wonder, what and why? But, from our front porch, it is beautiful.”Not only is the live oak “beautiful from the front porch,” it could possibly qualify as an Alabama Champion Tree.“A man came from Auburn University and said the live oak could probably qualify and he also said that our seedling pecan tree should qualify. He had never seen a seedling pecan that big.” Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img This champion tree is one of two grand trees located on Jean Barr’s property in rural Pike County.Jean Barr thinks she will never see a poem as lovely as a tree.The beauty of the live oak tree that has stood like a sentry at the north gate of Banks since before the War Between the States actually takes Barr’s breath away.Barr knows those who travel along busy Highway 93 on the outskirts of Banks probably won’t agree with her. All the century oak shows to the passersby is its “ugly” side and its unwilling intrusion into the highway. Email the author The massive pecan tree was the Barrs’ “entertainment center.”“Every afternoon, we would sit out and watch the squirrels run and play in the tree,” Barr said. “They could go from one tree to the other all around the house and never touch the ground. The tree was full of squirrels and we had the best time watching them play. It was our picture show.”Barr said a raccoon also lived in the tree.“Every now and then, he would poke his head out and let us get a glimpse of him,” she said. “He was playful land it was a lot of fun to watch him, too.”The Barrs’ hopes of having the live oak and seedling pecan trees designated as champion trees came crashing down last week when the pecan tree suddenly split in half.“It just came down,” Barr said. “We no idea or any warning. It just split.”
All that’s left of the huge seedling pecan is a stump where hopefully the squirrels and raccoon will continue play.“But it won’t be the same,” Barr said. “We’re sad to lose it but we’re still hopeful that the live oak will be recognized as a champion tree. But, if not, it will still be more beautiful than any poem I know.” By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Dart: Oak tells story ‘as beautiful as poem’ You Might Like Chamber members invited to ‘celebrate Pike County’ By Christina Myles With the theme of “Celebrating Pike County,” the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Event brings fathers, daughters together

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pine Level man sings his way onto ‘American Idol’ Samuel Swanson is a dreamer, and he is proof that dreams can come true. On March 11, the young man… read more You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Latest Stories Event brings fathers, daughters together Sponsored Content Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Daughters Lives Matter of Troy will present “Cover Me Daddy” Blanket Making Date & Expo from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 21 at the Troy Parks and Recreation Center.Daughters Lives Matter is a national campaign created in 2014 to promote healthy father/daughter relations through education attainment, victimization prevention and poverty avoidance.“The Daughters Lives Matter planning committee is excited to offer this father/daughter importance event here in Troy and Pike County,” said Tamara Williams, event organizer. “‘Cover Me Daddy’ is a special event where fathers and daughters can create memories they will cherish for a lifetime.  When a father spends time with his daughter, her world can change for a lifetime.”Williams said, at a time when the United States has been marred by countless incidences of sexual assault and violence against women, a girl’s first level of protection should be her father. “There is truly a very practical and doable solution to preventing a daughter from suffering abuse trauma over her lifespan. It’s called fatherhood engagement,” she said. The local fatherhood engagement event will feature Blanket Making, which is a bonding experience.“The fathers and daughters will make colorful fleece blankets that will be a keepsake for her,” Williams said. “‘Cover Me Daddy’ will also feature a poetry competition, speakers, exhibitors, drawings and fun activities. There will be entertainment including praise dancing, the SheBANG! Cloggers and line dancing. And, of course, we’ll have lunch so it will be a fulfilled day for fathers and daughters.”Tickets for the “Cover Me Daddy” Blanket Making Date & Expo are $35 and include lunch and materials for the blanket. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 9:18 am Thursday, March 8, 2018 “We are reaching out to businesses and other organizations encouraging them to sponsor a father and daughter who might not be able to participate otherwise,” Williams said. “The message of this event is that healthy father-daughter relationships are valuable and need to be nurtured and celebrated. “We encourage fathers of girls and young women ages 7 to 18 to make their dates for this special event and the community to come out in a big way as we celebrate fatherhood.”   Ticket information is available at, by calling Williams at 334-465-9800 or Glenda Kelly at 334-424-8452 or contacting board members: Carla Johnson, Tyron Moultry, Glenda Kelly, Sharon Holland, Frankie Hubbard, Jamie McClain, Wendy Battle, Kay Walker and Agelene Kendall. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Articlelast_img read more