NJ gaming revenue grows to $241.2m in February

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Slots Table games Horse racing Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games 14th March 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has reported a 25.6% year-on-year increase in gaming revenue in February, though the contributions from igaming and sports betting fell sequentially. Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Slot Machines Regions: US New Jersey NJ gaming revenue grows to $241.2m in February The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has reported a 25.6% year-on-year increase in gaming revenue in February, though the contributions from igaming and sports betting fell sequentially.Total gaming revenue for the month grew to $241.2m (£181.9m/€213.2m), with the majority of the total coming from land-based gaming. The channel accounted for $196.7m of February’s total – up 15.7% –  comprising $139.6m of slot machine revenue and $57.1m from table games.iGaming revenue, meanwhile, was up 44.4% year-on-year to $31.7m, though this represented a 5.5% decline from January.The vast majority of igaming revenue (94.3%) was generated from products such as table games and slots, with peer-to-peer games (poker) accounting for just $1.8m. Just three of the state’s licensees, Caesars Interactive, the Borgata and Resorts Digital, now offer poker.Golden Nugget remains the leading operator in the market, generating revenue of $10.7m, up 35.7% from the prior year.Resorts Digital, meanwhile, remains in second place after reporting a  76.3% increase in igaming revenue for the month to $6.7m. The venue, which counts PokerStars among its sub-licensees, saw non-poker revenue jump 97.7% to $6.1m, helping offset an 18.7% decline in poker revenue to $563,940.The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa remains in third after igaming revenue rose 18.8% to $4.5m, followed closely by Caesars Interactive, which saw revenue grow 34.1% to $4.3m in February. Tropicana, meanwhile, generated igaming revenue of $3.5m.Hard Rock and Ocean Resorts, which both opened for business in the second half of 2018, accounted for $1.7m and $483,508 of revenue respectively.Looking to sports betting, February revenue came in at $12.7m. While there is no prior year comparison, as legal wagering did not launch in the state until June 14, 2018, the monthly total represents a 32.2% month-on-month decline from January, which included the National Football League (NFL) playoffs.Meadowlands Racetrack, which has partnered Paddy Power Betfair’s FanDuel for its sportsbook offering, accounted for $8.1m of revenue for the month, making it by far the largest single licensee. Coming in a distant second was Resorts Digital, partnered with DraftKings, with revenue of $3.7m.Monmouth Park, partnered with William Hill, generated revenue of $774,309, followed by Ocean Resort, which contributed an additional $746,017.Four of the state’s sports betting licensees posted losses for February, with the Borgata’s $755,992 loss the most significant.The monthly figure also includes betting on the Oscars, the first time this was legally available in the US. In Total $747,696 was wagered on the ceremony, which took place on February 24, with customers winning $565,179, for a win percentage of 24.4%.The total amount wagered on the Oscars at all retail and online locations and on all Oscars categories was $747,696. The amount paid out to settle winning wagers was $565,179. The industry win percentage was 24.4%.Over the first two months of 2019, total gaming revenue generated in New Jersey stood at $470.8m, up 25.1% year-on-year. This comprised $374.0m from land-based gaming, $65.3m from igaming and $31.5m from sports betting.last_img read more

ICC floats RFP for media conference broadcast production services partner

first_img TAGS2020 ICC World T20ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020ICC T20 team of the yearICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020International Cricket CouncilT20 World CupT20 World Cup 2020T20 World Cup Qualifier SHARE ICC floats RFP for media conference broadcast production services partner YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The International Cricket Council is seeking proposals from entities interested parties to provide media conference broadcast production services for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.Proposals may be sent for any one, two or all three tournaments. Latest Sports News Cricket Facebook Twitter Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoAlso Read: ICC releases figures for most-watched Cricket World CupICC Test Rankings: India top table; Kohli falls, Bumrah gainsThe ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 18 October to 2 November, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be held in Australia from 21 February to 8 March while the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be played from 18 October to 15 November.This request for proposals (RFP) is designed to attract applications from entities with an extensive, proven record of accomplishment in providing media conference broadcast production services, preferably at global events, and with an experienced team.CLICK HERE for the full request for proposals with an in-depth description of the programmes.Proposals should be submitted to [email protected] latest by September 30. Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Previous articleWorld Wrestling Championship: Vinesh opens against ex-World ChampionNext articleFive Indians qualify for World Amateur Golfers Championship Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update By Kunal Dhyani – September 16, 2019 Cricket Cricket Football WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Time running out for Wales as Italy maintain lead and possession; Follow Live Updates Cricket last_img read more

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Updating Breaking News: Deputies arrest car-jacker in Apopka

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleHow Australia can help the US make democracy harder to hackNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeSuspect fights with deputies and steals OCSO cruiserAt approximately 7:30 a.m. the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a residential disturbance at 6403 Summit Drive in Orlando. Upon arrival, deputies encountered an individual threatening to harm himself.  After a brief confrontation, the individual fled the residence and deputies began a search.A short time later a deputy parked at the corner of Overland and Grace Street in Apopka was rear-ended by a vehicle later to be determined to have been a stolen truck and driven by the suspect from the confrontation. Unaware of the suspect’s identity the deputy attempted to render aid to the driver and instead got into a fight. The suspect was able to break free and subsequently jumped into the deputy’s car and fled the scene.  The suspect was spotted in the deputy’s vehicle and pursued for approximately 2 miles.  The suspect caused two crashes.With the stolen deputy vehicle no longer functioning after the final crash, the suspect got out of the car and charged the responding deputy. Another deputy also arrived on scene to assist in the arrest. Both deputies struggled with the suspect and deployed their electronic control devices on multiple occasions to no avail.  Once additional deputies arrived on scene the suspect was handcuffed and taken into custody.Three deputies, two civilians and the suspect were all taken to the hospital.  The three deputies have been treated and were released, and at last check, both citizens were still in the hospital.  The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Vincent Joseph Botta. Botta is charged with carjacking, armed burglary to a vehicle, fleeing and eluding, and resisting with violence. He is still in the hospital but will soon be released and taken to the Booking and Release Center of the Orange County Jail. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Chief McKinley: The utmost care should be used when dealing with…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinleyWith 4th of July upon us, Americans everywhere will be shooting up fireworks to celebrate our country’s independence. However, this tradition can be a dangerous one. Fireworks cause significant injuries every year and the utmost care should be used when dealing with fireworks.Apopka Police Chief      Michael McKinleyMany times, individuals involved in celebrating holidays such as Independence Day with gunfire do not realize the dangers posed in their actions. Research has found that a bullet fired into the sky can climb up to two miles and remain in flight for more than a minute. As it falls, the bullet reaches a velocity of 300 to 700 feet per second which can kill or seriously injure someone. 790.15 Discharging firearm in public or on residential property.—(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) or subsection (3), any person who knowingly discharges a firearm in any public place or on the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or street, who knowingly discharges any firearm over the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or street or over any occupied premises, or who recklessly or negligently discharges a firearm outdoors on any property used primarily as the site of a dwelling as defined in s. 776.013 or zoned exclusively for residential use commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.Please have a fun but safe July 4th Apopka! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police Chief Michael McKinleyFireworks Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleAAA Offers Tow to Go for Independence Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Arkles Bay Residence / Creative Arch

first_imgArchDaily New Zealand Photographs Houses Arkles Bay Residence / Creative Arch CopyAbout this officeCreative ArchOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWhangaparaoaNew ZealandPublished on July 20, 2018Cite: “Arkles Bay Residence / Creative Arch” 20 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Andy Chui+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897959/arkles-bay-residence-creative-arch Clipboard Year:  Architects: Creative Arch Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  248 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 CopyHouses•Whangaparaoa, New Zealand Arkles Bay Residence / Creative ArchSave this projectSaveArkles Bay Residence / Creative Arch Projects Photographs:  Andy Chui, Simon Devitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, James Hardie, Metalcraft, Fisher MD, Stylecraft StairwaysInterior Design:Bonham InteriorBuilder:Ken Wilson Builders LtdEngineer:Kirk RobertsCity:WhangaparaoaCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon DevittRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. This home in Whangaparaoa is nestled amongst the branches of protected Pohutukawa, looking through greenery to the Wade River as it flows into Arkles Bay. The brief for this project involved a new four-bedroom home, with complete privacy from the street and maximum views over the water. The decision to craft the angular forms of this home answers both of these requirements with a distinctive architectural resolution.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andy ChuiFulfilling this purpose, vertical metal cladding wraps up and over an enigmatic angular form that sits close to a cliff edge. From the street, glimpses of glazing, living areas, vertical cedar cladding and low-maintenance bagged masonry can be seen from oblique angles. However, the visual impact of the metal cladding cutting through the center of the site draws the eye and provides a sense of the mysterious. The building effortlessly transitions between story heights, anchoring down to the street while opening up to panoramic clifftop views.Save this picture!© Simon DevittTo the rear of the site, façades are softened with the careful combination of materials and forms, with generous glazing looking out to the bay. A number of outdoor living areas are apportioned along three edges of the home. These are screened and sheltered to provide protection against prevailing and unpredictable winds.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe angular roof form ties a single story garage to the first-floor bedroom and living spaces, folding gently over the rectangular south-eastern façade. A central stairwell framed by double-height glazing works in tandem with an aligned skylight and void, creating a light well through the heart of the home over an interior garden.Save this picture!© Simon DevittProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiKoo Hui Sustainable Toilet / Ida&Billy ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMeeting House Square Rainscreen / Sean Harrington ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897959/arkles-bay-residence-creative-arch Clipboardlast_img read more

In solidarity with Yassin Aref: A woman’s ‘Journey of Justice’

first_imgYassin Aref with youngest daughter.Activist Lynne Jackson began her “Journey of Justice” on July 13 in Albany, N.Y. She is walking 133 miles to Binghamton, N.Y., to deliver petitions to U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy. The documents’ 1,200 signers advocate that he consider a new appeal by Yassin Aref, an unjustly convicted Muslim immigrant — and that he retry him or overturn the conviction.Jackson and Project SALAM (Support and Legal Advocacy for Muslims) maintain that Aref, a Kurdish imam, was entrapped by a criminal con artist hired by the FBI in 2004. Despite a lack of evidence that Aref supported any terrorist activity, the post-9/11, anti-Muslim climate intimidated the jury into convicting him and his co-defendant, Mohammed Hossain.FBI targeting: a case of mistaken identityLynne JacksonIn 2011, Aref filed a Freedom of Information Act request, which revealed dramatic new evidence that the FBI mistakenly believed he was al-Qaida agent Mohammed Yasin. Yasin was targeted in a pre-emptive prosecution case involving an agent provocateur and secret testimony. He was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in 2006; however, Yasin was killed in the Middle East in 2010.Aref remains at an Indiana Communication Management Unit, designed to severely restrict prisoner communication with family members, the media and the outside world.Several activists have joined with Jackson on various legs of the “Journey for Justice.” Because of the searing midday summer heat, the daily hikes go from sunup until 10:30 a.m. and resume from 4 p.m. to sunset; the goal is 13 miles per day.Mike Ehling, the support vehicle driver, and this writer joined Jackson in the village of Schenevus, and then I walked with her for a day and a half on July 17 and 18. As we walked on the edge of the road facing traffic and continued through the countryside of woodlands and dairy farms, Jackson explained Aref’s case.A farmer approached us, listened as we explained why we were walking, and responded with words of support for us and criticism of increased spying by the government’s National Security Agency.A runner training for the November New York Marathon stopped and took a flier. She said she was running with a group supporting breast cancer survivors, and that she would dedicate one of the miles in her race to Jackson, also a survivor.“Are you the woman I read about in the paper?” asked other passersby, as they stopped and expressed support for the human rights’ campaign. Not one person expressed any hostility to us.When Jackson and this writer reached Oneonta, N.Y., on July 18, we spoke at a Quakers-Butternuts Friends Meeting at the First United Presbyterian Church. About 20 people listened as Jackson and Albany City Council member Dominick Calsolaro explained details of Aref’s case and the hundreds of other FBI entrapment cases over the last decade.This writer raised the Fort Dix 5 case, which was then discussed by the other speakers.Afterwards, we walked west until sunset, when swarms of mosquitoes caused the journey to end for the night.This project has re-energized members of Project SALAM and has drawn in new volunteers who have joined the walk or have offered their homes for meals and overnight stays.Democracy Now! and several Albany, Binghamton and other area newspapers and blogs have covered the Journey for Justice. Even the corporate Wall Street Journal has written about this project.Jackson and other supporters will hold a press conference on July 23 at 11 a.m. outside of the Federal Courthouse at 15 Henry Street in Binghamton before they turn in the petitions. For more information and to add your name to the petition, see projectsalam.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Speaking tour exposes U.S. lies about Syria

first_imgYouTube screenshot of Eva Bartlett.Independent Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett has continued her U.S. speaking tour representing the Hands Off Syria Coalition.Before a packed house in Detroit on Dec. 12, Bartlett spoke of her experiences in Syria and the time she spent embedded with government officials and members of the Syrian Arab Army. This allowed her to see first hand the destruction caused by Western-backed proxies in Aleppo.Countering a renewed corporate media blitz, Bartlett dispelled many of the “humanitarian concerns” peddled to people in the U.S. to encourage support for more imperialist intervention and destruction in Syria.Bartlett also dispelled many of the Western lies about rebel groups such as the allegedly “neutral” Syrian Civil Defense,  known as the White Helmets. She also exposed the so-called “moderate rebels,” who have been used as a media prop to showcase the alleged brutality of the Syrian government in Aleppo.Her discussion on the situation in Syria emphasized the disdain that civilians in cities like Aleppo have for the rebel groups, such as Jahbat Al-Nusra, an Al-Qaida affiliate which had essentially been holding them hostage for several years now.Bartlett said many of the civilians in Aleppo felt hate for the rebels who had subjected them to this war they never asked for. The people told her the rebels have been hoarding aid, which the West said the population desperately needed, and selling it at vastly inflated prices.Exposing more U.S. liesBartlett said many of the civilians in the areas of Aleppo liberated by the Syrian government hadn’t even heard of the White Helmets. In the West, however, the White Helmets have gained fame, despite their close ties to Al-Qaida and the time they spend training in Turkey — which was funded by the U.S. and the European Union.Joe Mshahwar, a local Syrian-American activist, also spoke on conditions in Syria and the U.S. scorched-earth policy there. He addressed the hypocrisy of the West’s portrayal of Russia’s actions in Syria, given that Russia was invited to aid its Syrian ally by President Bashar al-Assad.Mshahwar also talked about the “rebels,” armed and funded by the U.S., Turkey and the Gulf States. And he described U.S. leaders’ willingness to allow the Islamic State group to make key advances as long as they harmed Syria’s legitimate government.Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire, spoke on the important conflicts in Yemen and Libya and across the Horn of Africa. He showed the connections between these conflicts and the wars in Syria and Iraq and how they relate to the interests of U.S. imperialism.Next truth stop: CaliforniaBartlett’s California speaking tour included three meetings in the Bay Area — in Santa Cruz, Oakland and San Francisco, Dec. 14-16. Each meeting was packed with people eager to hear an eyewitness view of the situation in Syria, untarnished by U.S. imperialism’s official line spoon fed to the mainstream media.Bartlett strongly reiterated, “What you hear in the corporate media is the opposite of reality.” She explained that the “majority of people in Syria support their government and army, while outside jihadist forces, in alliance with domestic fundamentalists and a coalition of foreign governments led by the U.S., have imposed an inhumane reign of terror on the country.”In Los Angeles, more than 100 people attended a Dec. 17 forum co-sponsored by Arab Americans for Syria and the International Action Center. Besides Bartlett, the main speakers were Paul Larudee, journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement, and Johnny Achi, from Arab Americans for Syria.Bartlett gave very well-documented facts, including video, exposing U.S.-manufactured lies about the Syrian army and government. She exposed the corporate media’s lies and also  those of Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now.” Bartlett said Goodman continues to interview discredited voices and spread U.S. lies, with no investigation of her own, while actively refusing to interview voices countering the lies.Separating fact from fictionLarudee exposed the White Helmets, their creator and the funding that went into making the Netflix movie, which he said may be nominated for an Academy Award as a documentary. He said it should instead have been nominated in the “fiction” category.Achi thanked the IAC “for being the only organization that responded to our initial calls for solidarity in Los Angeles.” He spoke about the solidarity between Christians and Muslims who see each other as sisters and brothers. Achi said the attempts by the U.S. for regime change would destroy that unity and punish the majority of Syrians, over 70 percent of whom support President Assad. He substantiated that by citing polls from the Guardian and other news sources.The meeting was chaired by Rebecka Jackson, of the IAC and Workers World Party. Before the question-and-answer period, she explained that a “progressive stack” would ensure all voices are heard, especially those of women and oppressed peoples. Then she introduced IAC member Ramiro Fúnez who emceed the informative and lively Q&A.Terri Kay and John Parker contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Out of the mouths of babes’

first_imgThis is from a column written by Mumia Abu-Jamal on June 21. It arrived after the June 24 ceremony for the MOVE marker took place. See tinyurl.com/y9unolrp.They are children, learning about the world they are about to inherit.And like all children, they are curious.They heard about the MOVE Bombing in West Philadelphia, whichhappened decades before they were born.The more they learned, the more questions arose in their minds.“The cops bombed a house? With women and children in it?”In Philadelphia?With children like us in it?For real?They studied, and learned.Then, they resolved to act.They contacted city officials.They studied the rules governing historical monuments.They raised the money to erect a monument.They distributed petitions.And soon, very soon, a monument will arise at the site of the Mother’s Day Massacre of MOVE on Osage Avenue on May 13, 1985. In fact, on June 24, 2017, that historical marker will be unveiled. MOVE survivor, Ramona Africa, is expected to speak at this horrific, historical site.These children, students of the Jubilee School, did what no politician, norscholar, had ever thought to do!They marked history.They made history.As only children could do.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more