Six Nations Television Audience

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As Pougatch said in the wake of Scotland’s seismic Calcutta Cup victory: “Huge figures for England-Scotland 6 Nations Rugby (on ITV), a peak of 8.4 million. BBC have Wales-Ireland today, (ITV) showing racing from Leopardstown & Channel 4 England’s cricket in India. The demand & more importantly reach of sport on free-to-air is undoubtedly massive.”The Scottish arm of the broadcaster also had this to say, below. Describing it as record numbers, their graphic says: “Scotland’s victory over England was the best watched match ever on STV – with a share of 52% and a peak audience of 1.2m.”As it stands there is a lot of uncertainty over the next television deal for the Six Nations, following this year. The whole sport is waiting to see if the next deal will keep the tournament on free-to-air, or will go onto a streaming platform, as the Autumn Nations Cup did with Amazon Prime.Before the tournament started, Six Nations CEO Ben Morel said of considerations in future deals: “Reaching out to new audiences, whether globally or in our domestic market, and younger audiences is a key way (to aid growth) and improve our overall game presentation.“The women’s game is also a big focus and there is a lot of growth on the women’s game either. It is that combination of bringing in more expertise, focusing on innovation and putting the women’s game as a standalone pillar of our growth will enable us to deliver.” French TV registers a bump in viewer numbers Teddy Thomas and Gael Fickou celebrate (Getty Images) Six Nations Television AudienceIn the second week of the Six Nations, reports in France noted a bump in number of television viewers there for les Bleus Test match against Ireland. According to reports, Sunday’s broadcast on France 2 attracted an average of 5.86 million viewers for 37.3% of audience share – the best television audience for a Six Nations match since 2014.During the first round of the Six Nations, when France defeated Italy, it was reported that the broadcast delivered  an average of 4.11 million viewers on France 2, too.Related: France win in Dublin for first time since 2011There were also some eye-catching numbers on viewing figures coming out of the first round of the Six Nations. Check out this tweet from ITV presenter Mark Pougatch.last_img read more

Episcopal clergy arrested after entering Trinity Church property

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. December 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm I’m sorry, but where in the Bible does it say Jesus led mobs in ransacking the homes of the Pharisees or in stealing the offerings from the Temple? The Jews of His time were looking for a Messiah just like the one you’re describing and they were so disappointed that Jesus wasn’t the one leading them to “climb those fences” that they crucified Him. Of course, this doesn’t really matter for Episcopalians any more as the Bible is merely an historical document about which they’re occasionally embarrassed when it doesn’t happen to agree with their ideas of “social justice.” Suzanne Smith says: John D. Andrews says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Brian Smith says: December 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm Convincing someone of what is in front of them? Dust your sandals off and move on. Haven’t you been listening to who owns the ballot boxes? Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs December 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm This is a remarkably accurate statement of an extraordinarily fluid situation. Thank you for writing with such objectivity and so much nuance. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Jess Parmer says: Stan Chaz says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ January 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm I thought that the Bishop was wearing a purple cassock, rather than a purple robe? December 19, 2011 at 1:28 am You don’t need to be religious to understand -and embrace- the idea that “Whatsoever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” But the 1%, in their blind greed and schemes, have forgotten and closed their eyes to what the word “society” should really mean. Because of Occupy Wall Street, we are finally talking less about CUTS and more about BLEEDING. Instead of demanding m-o-r-e budget cuts -to be borne by the middle class and poor- we are FINALLY focusing on the shameful bleeding that the poor and middle class has endured for all too long. Instead of talking about even m-o-r-e cuts in the taxes of millionaires….we are now talking about fairness and justice – about an economy and a political system that is increasingly run for the rich, and by the rich. Instead of talking about LESS government, we are talking about a government that WORKS FOR ALL OF US, not just a favored few. Thank you OWS, for reminding us that people -ordinary working people- really DO matter, and for helping open our eyes to what’s really going on in this country. Trinity Church should look deep into its collective soul, and at its ultimate mission. It should do the right thing, and help OWS. For I would bet my life, that if He were physically with us today…as He was 2000 years ago, He himself would be among the FIRST to climb those fences, and occupy Trinity’s Duarte Square. Of this I am certain. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Jess Parmer says: December 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm The most “amazing” thing in this article is that Ms. Packard has been reduced to a mouthpiece for an organization who’s interpretation of justice is not representative of the Spirit. The spirit blowing forcefully into Ms. Packard’s life is one of poor judgement and political evil. If Ms. Packard and others like her want a political movement, which is what this is, then take it to the polls, as Bishop Tutu suggests, and let the people decide what to do with it. I am not at all convinced that this movement is anything other than a quest for power and confiscation. So OWS wins, what then? Who decides what is just, this group? Show us, please Ms. Packard, a single place in the world where such movements have not lead to murder, oppression and an eventual accumulation of wealth by the people who control the movement. Then, please convince me that this movement is different. December 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm Tsk, tsk,tsk…name calling and demonizing Wild Wiley. Now go and wash your mouth out with soap. Per your sainted mother. December 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm I am grateful to Bishop Packard, Rev. Merz, and Rev. Sniffen for saving our Church from shame this weekend. There are many compelling reasons for our Church to join with OWS. I offer my opinion in depth, here: http://www.episcopalcafe.com/daily/parishes/occupy_wall_street_and_the_epi.php Rector Knoxville, TN December 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm This is a remarkable time, with very challenging situations. It is important for me to be still and see if this is of God, then it will transform our lives, if not it will be a flash in the pan of news notes.If the injustices of financial and political activity is exposed and confronted than “thanks be to God’. If individual egos are simply being fed, then they will discover the struggles of such a path.This is a time to be prayerful, to be open to the working of the Holy Spirit and to listen to all the various voices, perhaps we will be converted again to a deeper faith and love. J. H. Shumaker says: December 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm Bravo to the Packards, the Bishop and the Bishopress (as our Global South friends would say down Desmond Tutu way)…it´s true, the spirit is blowing and it won´t blow the integrity of fellow human beings down–as for the oppressors, you´re on your own (which is probably your favorite position anyway) the battle has been won but not the war chest that you adore. Peter Jenks says: December 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm Seizing privately owned property is a Marxist ideal. Seizing privately owned church property is even better. What really takes the cake here is the idea that the protestors are entitled to somebody else’s property by virtue of their moral superiority over the lawful owners. Vladimir Lenin would be so proud! Suzanne Smith says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Occupy Movement Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Submit an Event Listing 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Dr. Gene Bourquin says: December 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm What an embarrassment for Trinity Wall Street (which is ridiculously rich anyway) and shame on our Presiding Bishop – to be on the side of corporate greed and “art” and respectability – at the expense of the marginalized and those whose lives have been upended during this financial crisis. Thank God for the Packards! They are true voices of faith and love in our church. Maybe it is time for mainstream churches like ECUSA to fade away. We’ve become too respectable and lost touch with the Gospels and Jesus’ radical message of love and charity. Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Wiley Kendrick says: center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA December 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm I hope Ms. Packard will forgive me for speaking up for her in reply to Kendrick, who misuses rhetorical flourish in several attempts here to deprive any who answer of a voice either rational or historical. The one example is: the American Revolution. True enough, it led to slavery’s institutionalization for roughly ninety years after the Constitution was adopted, but that ended in abolition, didn’t it? Ms. Packard feels the Spirit blowing over the shoulders of riot-geared, jack-booted, and faceless “liberators” of a trivial piece of property, as they sling her body around. Does Kendrick suggest she misread this wind? Look at Kendrick’s name calling: she is a “mouthpiece;” she is associated with “poor judgement and political evil” without the slightest effort of proof. Such rhetorical dust has already settled for me: It is Kendrick who must answer for the baseless falsehoods implied in this diatribe. Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS January 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm From the first the Church’s response to the Good News of Christ was communal-in your terms, Marxist. Check out Acts 4:32 to 5:11. Lenin was not opposed to the values and ethics found in the Gospels, he was opposed to the oppression of human beings. There are two additions in the new Church Calander that you might want to check out. They are celebrated on October 8th-William Dwight Porter Bliss and Richard Theodore Ely. They believed that the Church was to call for economic justice and that the Gospels supported that goal. The wrote and preached against economic oppression in the United States 100 years ago. Perhaps Trinity Episcopal Church should have a Bible Study centered around the call for economic justice in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures and read the essays and sermons of these men before they side with those who oppress others for personal gain. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. P Joshua Griffin says: January 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm How off-topic can you get? Who climbed the fence first?–an Episcopal bishop. What mobs were there ransacking homes or stealing?–none. You seem to assume the Zealots and other radicals crucified Jesus–a proposition that you must prove, though I doubt you’ll find much evidence. The Bible IS an historical document, and we are all better off for seeing it that way, so that our social justice can be grafted onto it. Remember, it was only about 1.5 centuries ago that the Bible used in your sense was also used to justify slavery. Time to take off the biblical inerrancy blinders and use the perfectly good brain God gave you. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET December 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm To speak against the Packards is to speak against history. We celebrate Desmond Tutu for his civil disobedience. We celebrate Martin Luther King for his civil disobedience. We celebrate those who took part in the Arab Spring. But, when it happens in our own church some speak against it. To me that is being a hypocrite. Too many Episcopal churches have become settled churches, perhaps TEC has too. They have become comfortable and do not want to be bothered with discerning God’s Spirit, acting in concert with what the Spirit is doing in the world. Too many see piety as the goal instead of working with the Holy Spirit to bring justice to the world. Trinity Wall Street and TEC had an opportunity to work for justice in this very public arena; they chose not to. People, especially young people, are looking for churches that practice authentic Christianity. Rightly or wrongly they will most likely form the opinion that Episcopalians do not practice authentic Christianity, but are hypocrites. December 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm Blessings to Ms. Packard. Social justice is our work. Respectfully, I do not think there is a ‘win’ or lose for OWS. It’s the message more than the messenger; there is no doubt of the growing inequities in our country. Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Donna Schaper says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Anne Beal says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Charles W. Daily, Jr. says: Episcopal clergy arrested after entering Trinity Church property 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 Comments (18) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Elaine Jenkins says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tom Haven says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Sharon SheridanPosted Dec 18, 2011 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY December 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm Beautifully articulated. Retired Episcopal bishop George E. Packard (purple robe) and other protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are detained after climbing a ladder to trespass on a privately-owned piece of land near Juan Pablo Duarte Square during a march in New York December 17, 2011. Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters took to the New York streets on Saturday in an attempt to establish a new encampment, with a number arrested as they tried to move onto land owned by Trinity Church, Wall Street. Photo/REUTERS/Andrew Burton[Episcopal News Service] Retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard and at least two other Episcopal priests were arrested Dec. 17 after they entered a fenced property — owned by Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street — in Duarte Square in Lower Manhattan as part of Occupy Wall Street‘s “D17 Take Back the Commons” event to celebrate three months since the movement’s launch.Bishop George Packard climbs over a fence surrounding the Duarte Square property in lower Manhattan owned by Trinity Wall Street in a Dec. 17 effort to open the area to Occupy Wall Street protesters. Photo/REUTERS/Andrew BurtonLivestream video showed the former Episcopal bishop for the armed forces and federal ministries, dressed in a purple robe and wearing a cross, climbing a ladder that protesters erected against the fence at about 3:30 p.m. and dropping to the ground inside the property. Packard was the first to enter the site. Other protesters followed, including the Rev. John Merz and the Rev. Michael Sniffen, Episcopal priests in the Diocese of Long Island.Soon after, police entered the area and arrested at least 50 people. Merz reportedly was arrested with Packard. Sniffen was conducting a telephone interview with ENS that ended abruptly. At 11 p.m., he confirmed that he subsequently had been arrested. Just before midnight, Packard’s wife, Brook, told ENS via e-mail that her husband had been released and was on his way home.OWS had been lobbying Trinity to use the property for a winter encampment, following the movement’s Nov. 15 eviction from Zuccotti Park near the church. Trinity had refused, citing a lack of facilities at the site and its lease agreement allowing the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to use it for periodic art installations. Packard had been trying to mediate an agreement between OWS members and Trinity.“Trinity Wall Street would not meet with Occupy Wall Street. They refused,” said Brook Packard in a telephone interview shortly after 7 p.m. Dec. 17. “When Trinity closed its ears and refused to negotiate, the path of civil disobedience was clear.”On Dec. 17, OWS had invited protesters to attend a “Block Party and Re-Occupation” at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street, site of the Trinity-owned property near the Holland Tunnel, beginning at noon. The event was scheduled to include on-site entertainment plus performances broadcast by WBAI radio: “From the airwaves to the subterranean let us assemble once again to say we’re here to liberate space and we’re not going away.”Sniffen told ENS he entered the park with Packard and other Episcopal and interfaith clergy. Over the phone, the sounds of people singing “Lo, how a rose e’er blooming” could be heard in the background.Sniffen said he was concerned about getting arrested and didn’t know until the last moment whether he would enter the fenced area.“As a matter of conscience and discernment, I felt that I had to enter … in solidarity with these people who I’ve been supporting from the beginning and who are taking an enormous risk to force a conversation to happen about social and economic justice,” he said. “As a priest of all the people, I felt that it was important to be with the people rather than looking at them through the fence as they take this great risk.”A moment later, he reported, “There are a lot of people exiting the park” and then, “I’ve got to go.”Livestream video of one portion of the fence showed protesters pushing it inward and police officers pushing it outward. Cameraman Tim Pool reported that police pushed their clubs through the fence to move protesters away.“The people outside the fence who were not breaking the law were in much more danger than the people inside. I thought I was going to lose my life,” said Brook Packard, who also described her experience on her husband’s blog. “We were sitting outside the fence. The cops came, and they started pushing the fence down on us and pushing the people that were standing.”“A cop looked me in the eye and kneed me in the chest,” she said. She asked him to stop and “he kneed me two more times. I was pushed to the ground, and then I was picked up and thrown on top of other people.”“I was not alone,” she added. “That’s nothing compared to what the protesters have encountered in terms of violence as they try and get this movement moving.”Inspired by the Arab Spring demonstrations that sparked political change in the Middle East, the Occupy movement protesting greed and economic inequality has spread to more than 2,500 locations across the country and the world. Officials in many cities have dismantled encampments, including New York’s original site at Zuccotti Park. At an Advent event in New York on Dec. 3, at which Packard delivered the invocation, an OWS member named Laura read a “proposed national call to reoccupy” on Dec. 17.“We call on displaced occupations across the nation to reoccupy outdoor places,” she said.Said Brook Packard, “There are two things that can kill this movement: violence and not having a home. And they need a home.”Members of an OWS working group she attended discussed how, in seeking to use Trinity’s property, “they didn’t want to make it against religion or people of faith” and wanted to make it clear that “the end goal was not to occupy this area,” she said. “The end result was to get a home, so that from there they could occupy foreclosed homes for homeless people instead of banks” and take other actions.Faith leaders have differed on whether Trinity – which has allowed use of other facilities for OWS meeting space and respite – should permit an encampment on the Duarte Square site and whether protesters should “occupy” the space without permission.The Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church, one of the leaders in an interfaith group supporting OWS, wrote in an e-mailed notice to supporters Dec. 16: “Occupy Faith NYC has always supported the OWS ask of Trinity, and will continue to do so, but there is no clear consensus on actions like civil disobedience. Without this consensus, we will not be endorsing such actions, and individual faith leaders who may choose to go this route will be doing so autonomously. That said, I encourage all of you to join us tomorrow for this event.”Also on Dec. 16, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Episcopal Diocese of New York Bishop Mark Sisk each issued statements criticizing OWS attempts to occupy the Trinity property without permission.“The Trinity congregation has decided that the property known as Duarte Park is not appropriate for use by the Occupy movement, and that property remains closed,” Jefferts Schori wrote. “Other facilities of Trinity continue to be open to support the Occupy movement, for which I give great thanks. It is regrettable that Occupy members feel it necessary to provoke potential legal and police action by attempting to trespass on other parish property.”Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu issued two statements. The first praised OWS members as “a voice for the world.”“Trinity Church is an esteemed and valued old friend of mine … That is why it is especially painful for me to hear of the impasse you are experiencing with the parish. I appeal to them to find a way to help you,” he said.The second statement discouraged attempts to occupy the property. “My statement is not to be used to justify breaking the law,” Tutu said. “In a country where all people can vote and Trinity’s door to dialogue is open, it is not necessary to forcibly break into property. Nor is it to reinforce or build higher the barriers between people of faith who seek peace and justice. My deep prayer is that people can work together and I look forward to that conversation.”Brook Packard, however, said Trinity, despite repeated OWS requests, had not been willing to dialogue directly with OWS members beyond a recent meeting with hunger strikers seeking to get Trinity to permit OWS use of the property.“The real story is, why did Trinity not engage in dialogue?” she asked. “Trinity more than anyone should know its own history, particularly with its support of Desmond Tutu, that laws must be broken in order for justice to reign.”In a Dec. 17 statement, Trinity’s rector, the Rev. James Cooper, said the church was “saddened that OWS protestors chose to ignore yesterday’s messages” from Jefferts Schori, Tutu and Sisk.“OWS protestors call out for social and economic justice; Trinity has been supporting these goals for more than 300 years,” he wrote. “The protestors say they want to improve housing and economic development; Trinity is actively engaged in such efforts in the poorest neighborhoods in New York City and indeed around the world. We do not, however, believe that erecting a tent city at Duarte Square enhances their mission or ours. The vacant lot has no facilities to sustain a winter encampment. In good conscience and faith, we strongly believe to do so would be wrong, unsafe, unhealthy and potentially injurious. We will continue to provide places of refuge and the responsible use of our facilities in the Wall Street area.”After the arrests at Duarte Square, OWS participants began another march. Videographer Pool reported they were headed toward Cooper’s home, but police blocked the street. Marchers then took to the streets, snarling evening traffic on Seventh Avenue and, after temporarily being blocked by police, walking to Times Square.Before attending the Dec. 17 event, Brook Packard said, “We had agreed that [George] would be arrested and I would be home.”“After that really terrifying moment of having the fence crush me and having the police throwing me around,” she said, she was able to walk to another location and sang a song to let her husband know she was there. He later called her from the police “paddy wagon.”Reflecting on the OWS participants, she said, “We love these people. They are remarkable. They have been misrepresented in the media. They are young and vital and brilliant. There are some hangers-on, but that happens.”“This is the wind of the Spirit blowing forcefully into our lives,” she said. “This could have been an amazing opportunity for Trinity and an amazing moment for the entire church, but they chose private property over people and principles.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Leonardo Ricardo says: Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper Vital to Pan-African movement

first_imgAfrican-American women from the late 19th century to the early 20th century played a pivotal role in the internationalization of radical philosophy and political organization.Anna Julia Haywood was born into slavery on Aug. 10, 1858, in Raleigh, N.C. Her mother, Hannah Stanley Haywood, was an African woman. Her father’s identity was not clear due to slavery’s legacy and the exploitation of African women. Many white “owners” of enslaved people, male relatives and employees routinely sexually assaulted and exploited African women. The perpetrators often denied paternity of these offspring. These children of African women were subjected to the same degree of discrimination and repression as others not of mixed ancestry.Haywood’s mother was reportedly illiterate, and therefore, she encouraged her daughter to learn. By the age of nine, Haywood was attending St. Augustine’s Normal School and Collegiate Institute, an institution in Raleigh designed for formerly enslaved Africans. She studied math, Greek and philosophy. Overcoming gender barriers, she consistently excelled in a curriculum designed exclusively for males. Her academic achievements landed her a teaching position at the school.Later, Haywood married George Cooper, a teacher of Greek and the second African American in North Carolina to be ordained an Episcopal minister. Haywood took a leave of absence from teaching for two years until her husband suddenly died. Returning to her academic pursuits, Haywood Cooper studied at Oberlin College in Ohio and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1884. Three years later, she completed a master’s degree; returned to teach math, Greek, Latin and science; and became a renowned public speaker.‘A Voice from the South’Haywood Cooper produced her seminal work in 1892 titled “A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South.” The book is considered a milestone in African women’s social and political philosophy. Undergirding the thesis laid out in the text is the belief that African-American women are quite capable of achieving higher levels of education. Also, the education of women and their involvement in public life would make a monumental contribution not only to African-American communities, but U.S. society as a whole. Harnessing and unleashing of enlightened women’s power were transformative and led to greater awareness of human potentialities.A chapter entitled “Higher Education of Women” asserts: “Now I claim that it is the prevalence of the Higher Education among women, the making it a common everyday affair for women to reason and think and express their thought, the training and stimulus which enable and encourage women to administer to the world the bread it needs as well as the sugar it cries for; in short it is transmitting the potential forces of her soul into dynamic factors that has given symmetry and completeness to the world’s agencies. So only could it be consummated that Mercy, the lesson she teaches, and Truth, the task man has set himself, should meet together: that righteousness, or rightness, man’s ideal — and peace, its necessary ‘other half,’ should kiss each other.”The “woman question” in the U.S. is linked with racism and national oppression. African-American women face discrimination on the basis of national origin as well as gender and class.Laying the groundwork for broader global intervention, Haywood Cooper addressed the World’s Congress of Representative Women in May 1893. One of five African-American women to speak there, she said she was speaking for the Black women of the South.The WCRW was held in conjunction with the Chicago World’s Fair (also known as the World Columbian Exposition, named after colonizer Christopher Columbus). Some 500 women from 27 countries addressed 81 meetings about the conditions of women. The WCRW was organized amd funded through the women’s branch of the World Congress Auxiliary. This section of the Chicago gathering was directed by the President of the Women’s Auxiliary Bertha Honoré Palmer, spouse of wealthy Chicago retailer Potter Palmer. The men’s section of the Auxiliary ran 17 departments and convened over 100 panels, but the women’s division, which organized only one phase of the event, the Women’s Congress, had the largest attendance.Haywood Cooper spoke at the First Pan-African Congress held in 1900 in London. She was also on the executive committee of this historic event, which attracted international attention.Lifelong activist Anna Julia Haywood Cooper died in 1964 at the age of 105.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Stocks open higher on Wall Street after 3 straight losses

first_img Stocks open higher on Wall Street after 3 straight losses Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook TAGS  A currency trader passes by screens showing foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Friday after disappointing U.S. jobs and economic data.center_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Rinchem Company Selects Omnitracs to Ensure Safety and Compliance

first_img Twitter Rinchem Company Selects Omnitracs to Ensure Safety and Compliance TAGS  Facebook Previous articleRetort Packaging Market Procurement Intelligence Report With COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2021-2025Next articleLA Angels acquire veteran OF Dexter Fowler from Cardinals Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Omnitracs, LLC, a leader in SaaS-based fleet management and data analytics solutions and a pioneer in transportation technology, announced that Rinchem Company, Inc., the largest network of chemical and gas distribution centers globally, has selected the Omnitracs One platform to support ELD compliance and driver workflow. When the transportation team at Carolina Tank Lines (CTL), a Rinchem Company, realized its ELD provider wasn’t providing the services needed to maintain safety and compliance, they knew it was time for a change. Reinforcing this decision was the exponential increase in company costs, along with the possibility of losing the company’s USDOT number and drivers’ CDLs when the ELD Mandate took effect. “We couldn’t continue to work with an unreliable product that put our drivers at risk and one that subjected us to unexpected costs,” commented Chris Wright, Senior VP of Operations at Rinchem. “It was imperative that we switch providers to save our drivers’ licenses, our business’ reputation, and our company’s bottom line.” Rinchem Company, Inc., is a chemical management solutions provider with proven expertise in creating and managing safe and efficient supply chains for high purity, pre-packaged chemicals and gases. As such, it was imperative Rinchem had a solution that enabled the safe movement of dangerous materials in a timely and efficient manner. After testing multiple solutions and results within CTL, Rinchem selected the Omnitracs One platform because it provided the ELD compliance solution CTL required, as well as benefits that extended to driver workflow, dispatch and routing, and asset tracking with:Automated document handling, resulting in a more streamlined process for billing and payroll time schedulingTimely notifications of delivery discrepancies, claims and damages, providing immediate communication with all parties involved at the time and place they occurIntegrated routing, weather and traffic – creating more efficient route planning for both the driver and operations, eliminating opportunities for service failures changes “As soon as we met with Omnitracs and learned about Omnitracs One, we knew it would be the right solution for us,” said Wright of Rinchem. “As we began working with the company, our decision was reinforced with the service, support, and technology we received from the Omnitracs team. It’s amazing how everything we need is in one solution, and it integrates into our McLeod TMS – providing better accuracy and information so we can make better business decisions.” “Companies like Rinchem are continually looking to ensure regulatory compliance while improving fleet operations and driver workflow,” commented Owen Smith, VP of New Business at Omnitracs. “Omnitracs is committed to building professional tools for professional fleets, and the Omnitracs One platform does just that by providing one source for all applications, including driver workflow, dispatch and routing, asset tracking, ELD compliance, and more. We’re proud to partner with Rinchem and look forward to continuing to provide best-in-class service and support.” With Omnitracs One, Wright knows he is not only getting accurate data, but his drivers are also compliant with all rules and regulations. “CTL rests easy knowing that it’s in complete compliance and can keep its drivers on the road,” said Wright. “By keeping drivers driving, CTL is able to meet its customers’ delivery schedules, which adds to the company’s profitability. It’s a win-win-win for our drivers, our customers, and our company.” About Rinchem Company, Inc. Rinchem provides a wide range of logistics services to support the semiconductor, chemical, gas, life sciences, and paint and coatings industries, including dedicated and multi-client warehousing, on-site services, over-the-road and local transportation, freight forwarding, empty container return management, and supply chain consulting. With locations in North America and in parts of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, Rinchem utilizes its network of customized, temperature-controlled warehouses and transportation assets to provide safe and efficient chemical management solutions. One partner managing a global supply chain affords the ability to reduce cost and risk. For more information, visit Rinchem Company, Inc. About Omnitracs, LLC Omnitracs offers the only complete fleet intelligence software platform. Serving the largest for-hire and private fleets in the transportation and distribution industries, Omnitracs’ best-in-class solutions accelerate business success, improve efficiency, and enhance the driver experience for nearly 15,000 customers who collectively travel 250 million miles per week. Omnitracs pioneered digital transformation in trucking more than 30 years ago, and today offers a one-stop shop for enterprise-grade, data-driven solutions across compliance, telematics, workflow, routing, and video safety. Headquartered in Dallas, Omnitracs serves customers in over 50 countries and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.Omnitracs.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005183/en/ CONTACT: Eric Cohen Omnitracs 858 634 7678 [email protected] Connors PAN Communications 781 820 3767 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE AUTOMOTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT TRUCKING TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT SOURCE: Omnitracs, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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DS5: Conservatorship’s Next Steps

first_img May 12, 2020 1,181 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / DS5: Conservatorship’s Next Steps Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago This episode of DS5: Inside the Industry brings you an exclusive interview with Thomas Wade, Director of Financial Services Policy for the American Action Forum.Wade speaks on the challenges involved in transitioning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of conservatorship. Wade notes that the current administration “does seem to be moving towards releasing the GSEs from conservatorship.””I, and many others, were disappointed that the GSEs are likely to retain many of the advantages of inherent systemic riskiness post-conservatorship that characterizes them now,” Wade said.You can watch the full episode here or at the embed below. 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. Conservatorship DS5 Fannie Mae FHFA 2020-05-12 Seth Welborn Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago DS5: Conservatorship’s Next Steps Tagged with: Conservatorship DS5 Fannie Mae FHFA Previous: Prepping for a Delinquency Spike Next: How Digitization Can Smooth the Forbearance Process Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Mc Crossan calls for significant house building programme in West Tyrone

first_img Twitter Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Mc Crossan calls for significant house building programme in West Tyrone WhatsApp Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Previous article29 patients waiting on beds at Letterkenny General todayNext article34% of septic tanks in Donegal fail EPA inspections News Highland Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – February 3, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The North’s Housing Minister is being urged to initiate a major house building programme in West Tyrone.SDLP Westminster candidate Daniel McCrossan says there are over 1,200 people on the waiting list for houses in Strabane and Omagh, many of them living in conditions of significant stress.He claims the figures are a shocking indictment of the Department of Social Development, and says its time Housing Minister Mervyn Storey took action………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/mccrossanhousing.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Calls for better communication between the OPW and gardai

first_img Pinterest Calls for better communication between the OPW and gardai Twitter Previous articleMajor jump in Donegal car salesNext articleCouncillor not giving up on Greencastle Harbour project News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th It is claimed there is a breakdown in communication between the Gardai and the Office of Public Works in relation to the provision of a new garda station in Carndonagh.From today gardai will operate from the County Council’s Public Services Centre in the town between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.This is to facilitate the refurbishment of the town’s garda station at a cost of 175 thousand euro.Senator Cecilia Keaveney says that money is being wasted and would have been better spent on a new station – however she says it is not clear if the OPW or the Gardai made the decision: Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – March 1, 2010 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Newsx Adverts Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Brazilian Inace Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Hydro-Oceanographic Ship

first_img View post tag: KEEL View post tag: Inace Back to overview,Home naval-today Brazilian Inace Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Hydro-Oceanographic Ship View post tag: Brazilian View post tag: Defense On April 24, Brazilian Inace Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony marking the initiation of the construction of the Hydro-Oceanographic ship (NHoFlu) “Rio Branco” (White River). The vessel will be built by Shipbuilding Ceará (Inace) and it is the first ship fully designed by the Ship Design Center of the Brazilian Navy.The construction of the vessel is envisaged in the Cartography Project of the Amazon, in partnership with the Brazilian Army, the Brazilian Air Force and the Geological Survey of Brazil.The ship was designed to carry out hydro-oceanographic survey, collecting environmental data, continual updating of nautical charts and publications, and can act in support of government agencies in the Civil Defense, relief efforts and civic-social actions.Expected to be ready in about 18 months, the vessel construction contract was signed by the Navy of Brazil and Inace Shipyard on 5th of December last year. Once built, the ship remains in Manaus, State of Amazonas.The NHoFlu “Rio Branco” will have a total length of 55 meters, the maximum shaped mouth of nine meters, the maximum draft of two meters and a displacement of 530 tons.Designed to operate in a radius of 3,000 nautical miles, with an autonomy of 25 days, the future ship will integrate modern scientific sensors to fulfill its missions. The ship’s crew will consist of 36 military officers.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 26, 2013; Image: Inace Shipyard View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: LAYING View post tag: shipyard Industry news View post tag: Hydro-Oceanographiccenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: holds View post tag: ship View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic April 26, 2013 Share this article Brazilian Inace Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Hydro-Oceanographic Shiplast_img read more

Students injured in Turl Street brawl

first_imgA fight between Jesus and Exeter college has left people injured after students from both colleges were swept up in the brawl.The incident began at about 11.30pm last Friday, after the annual “Turl Street Dash” in which Jesus students complete a bicycle race around Oxford.Jesus students had “poured out onto the street” to cheer on the competitors.Jesus students, who outnumbered their opponents, broke into Exeter College as authorities struggled to halt the chaos.Jesus students broke into Exeter College; bicycles were thrown and students urinated on the walls of the rival college.The Jesus students began to chant “Exeter: wank, wank, wank.”They also sung, “Always piss on the Exeter side of the street” to the tune of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” drawing those in the Exeter bar outside.“We found this mass of people waiting in a semi-circle for us,” said an Exeter student.The Exeter group started chanting “fuck Jesus” in response.Participants in the race “had had about twelve to fifteen pints, depending on year,” according to Joshua Peckham, an undergraduate at Jesus.The fight began as the groups threw snowballs. Then bicycles left in the street following the race were then thrown around.“Jesubites started picking up bikes and running around holding them over their heads,” said an Exeter student.At least one Jesus and one Exeter undergraduate reported that their bicycles had been broken in the fight.Onlookers report that the violence started to escalate when the Jesus students attempted to break into the neighbouring college. Peckham admitted that Jesus students were largely responsible for the fight, claiming that “Exeter played a mainly passive role.”Exeter’s junior dean, who was involved in dispersing the crowd, corroborated this, saying, “the few Exeter students present were bystanders.” She added, “both… colleges will be working together to ensure no such incidents take place in the future.”Reports have circulated amongst Jesus undergraduates that the college’s disciplinary staff are examining CCTV of the incident, and are considering rusticating up to three students.The Dean of Jesus said, “there has been an investigation into the incident, and we will make sure that those involved are brought to justice.”A Jesus first-year, who asked not to be named, said that reports of the fight had been blown out of proportion. “The fight has been massively exaggerated,” he said, “it was nothing serious and no-one deserves to be rusticated for it.”But one Exeter historian did not take the incident so lightly. “It didn’t seem like it was in jest at all,” he said. “I actually I don’t find people getting smacked, or walking around with blood on their t-shirts, very funny.”Some students wondered whether the relationship between the colleges have been permanently damaged by the fight. Several questioned whether the Turl Streets Arts Festival, which requires the collaboration of both Exeter and Jesus, would still take place this year.However, Ed Moores, Exeter’s JCR president, downplayed the idea of a new rivalry between the colleges. “Relationships between the colleges are back to normal,” he said. “Of course the arts festival will still be taking place.”He even praised the tradition of the Turl Street Dash, and added that he hoped it would continue in future. “Unfortunately this year it got out of hand. But people were taking it in the right spirit,” he said.The president of Jesus’ JCR declined to comment on the issue. “They came close to our door and attempted to enter,” said an Exeter student. “These really large rugby guys were running at us, trying to get in.”“Then it was like an explosion. Punches were swung and two of my friends were smacked in the face,” he said.Adrian Rodrigues, a student at Exeter, described how he stepped outside with his friends to see what was going on. One friend was immediately punched. “My friend got hit in the face by some guy,” he said. “I hit him back, then he dragged me down to the floor and started kicking me. Then a group of about twelve formed around me.”The walls of Exeter colleges and the bicycles along them were urinated on by some of the Jesus students.Once the fight started, several members of Exeter’s staff came out onto the street, including a porter, the bar manager and the junior dean, in an attempt to break it up.Peckham said that a middle-aged man was involved in the violence, reportedly being kicked in the groin by a Jesus student. “This may have been their bar manager, who is known to have been assaulted,” he said.Some Jesus students also managed to enter the college, prompting a manhunt to find and eject them. One was found “cowering behind a bush” according to one Exeter student, while the others were leaning out of windows and encouraging the fight. “Two Jesubite girls gained access to the third floor of Exeter and were cheering us on,” said Peckham.Around half an hour after it began, the fight “cleared as spontaneously as it started,” according to an onlooker. Peckham reported that the Jesus crowd was encouraged to disperse by the college JCR president, Duncan Cook. “He began shouting…and soon after the situation was over,” he said.last_img read more