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India Tour of Sri Lanka: Varun Chakravarthy confident of clearing fitness…

first_img Football Cricket Cricket Facebook Twitter LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… By Kunal Dhyani – June 13, 2021 Cricket WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Drizzles back to haunt IND vs NZ final in Southampton Cricket Cricket Taonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. Taonga is a whole world full of adventure!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsored India Tour of Sri Lanka: Can Varun Chakravarthy be third time lucky? – As a white-ball specialist India team tours Sri Lanka, all eyes will be on spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who has been given another opportunity to don the India colours provided he passes the crucial fitness test. He had failed the fitness test after being called up to the national team for England series. The Tamil Nadu spinner was included in the team that will be led by Shikhar Dhawan for a limited-overs series in Sri Lanka.The spinner who has impressed with his fine performances in the IPL was called up for the T20I series against Australia in October 2020. But he was ruled out with an injury. He got a chance again in March when he was given a call-up for the limited-overs series against England at home but he failed the fitness test twice. Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know India Tour of Sri Lanka: Varun Chakravarthy confident of clearing fitness test after getting another lifeline Formula 1 ATP Tour Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny Bairstow“I am confident of clearing the fitness tests. Playing for India in the World Twenty20 is a much-cherished dream for me,” Varun Chakravarthy told Sportstar.Also Read: India Tour of Sri Lanka: Irfan Sait, coach with magical touch; 4 of his students in India squadIndia Tour of Sri Lanka: With India’s both limited-overs spinners — Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav — struggling, India team management is keen to give Varun Chakravarthy a chance ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. The matches against Sri Lanka will be crucial for him to impress the selectors.However, fitness has been a problem for the Kolkata Knight Riders spinner. In March, he failed two 2-km Yo-yo tests at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru after being called up for the England series. Skipper Virat Kohli was certainly not happy. But Varun Chakravarthy said that he is working with KKR trainers to improve his fitness and clear the parameters set by BCCI.The mystery spinner is also working on polishing his skills and making a mark in international cricket.Also Read: India Tour of Sri Lanka: Manish Pandey’s coach pleads, ‘give him fair chance, he can be India’s next big star’“I consider myself a leg-spinner though the media calls me a mystery spinner. The leg-spin delivery is my stock ball, and I have the googly and the flipper. I am striving to make my top-spinner more potent. I simply focus on the process. I can control things till the ball leaves my hand. If the process is right, I don’t bother even if I go for runs,” Varun Chakravarthy said.In Bengaluru, he has also met Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of the Sri Lanka tour and NCA director Rahul Dravid, who will be the coach for the tour and is looking forward to playing under them.“He told me, ‘You have the ability. Don’t take anything for granted. Maintain dedication.’,” Varun Chakravarthy recalled a conversation with Rahul Dravid.“I have interacted with Shikhar Dhawan at the NCA. He is a jovial person, and I am looking forward to playing under him,” he added. Cricket CricketIndia Tour of Sri Lanka 2021InsideSport NewsLatest Sports News Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo at 36, Covers 92m in 14 seconds to score his maiden goal against Germany – Watch RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Previous articlePUBG: PCS4 Pick’em Challenge is Live! Pick your favorite teams to win Crash Test Gun Skins, Motorbike & MoreNext articleVALORANT Ignition Player Card: How to obtain VALORANT Ignition Player Card Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Start of Day 3 delayed due to wet outfield; next inspection at 2.50 PM IST; follow Live Updates TAGSIndia tour of Sri LankaShikhar DhawanVarun ChakravarthyVarun Chakravarthy fitness SHARE Happy Father’s Day: Virat Kohli remembers his ‘old man’ ahead of ICC WTC Final Day 3 IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Planlast_img read more

ZimRe Holdings Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgZimRe Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about ZimRe Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Holdings Limited (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileZimRe Holdings Limited operates through subsidiaries to provide solutions for general insurance, health cover, reinsurance, life reassurance, reinsurance brokering and property services for private, commercial and corporate clients in Zimbabwe and overseas. Its insurance products range from short-term and whole-life insurance to endowment pensions, medical aid societies and motor, household and commercial insurance solutions. The company also has interests in producing a range of animal-drawn implements and in property management; maintaining, developing and leasing properties in the residential and commercial property market in Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited was founded in 1983 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Meikles Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgMeikles Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Meikles Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales pick two uncapped players to host Ireland in Cardiff

first_imgThursday Aug 29, 2019 Wales pick two uncapped players to host Ireland in Cardiff Wales have named two uncapped players in their side to face Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday with prop Rhys Carre and wing Owen Lane both set to make their international debuts.ADVERTISEMENTCarre and Lane, who played in the same Wales age-grade sides together, will feature for Wales for the first time in a side captained by Josh Navidi.Carre will pack down in the front row alongside Scarlets pair Ryan Elias and Samson Lee.  Ospreys duo Adam Beard and Bradley Davies form the second row partnership.Aaron Shingler and James Davies are named in the back-row alongside captain Navidi.Jarrod Evans makes his first start for Wales and links up with Aled Davies at half-back.  Owen Watkin and Scott Williams line up in the centre with Lane, Steff Evans and Hallam Amos making up the back-three.“It is a great opportunity for Rhys and Owen, they have worked hard all summer to get to this point so it will be good for them to get their first international caps and put their hands up for RWC selection after the match,” said Wales head coach Warren Gatland.ADVERTISEMENT“For Josh, it’s a huge honour to be named captain, he has been hugely consistent for us, he has really impressed in the last couple of seasons and he will lead from the front of Saturday and it is a great compliment for him to be awarded the captaincy.“Saturday is a really big game for the players and I’m really excited about the challenge for this Welsh team.  There is so much at stake in terms of RWC selection and with a number of positions still up for grabs it will be a huge game.”WALES TEAM TO FACE IRELAND SATURDAY AUGUST 31, KO 14.30 local15. Hallam Amos (19 Caps), 14. Owen Lane (*Uncapped), 13. Scott Williams (57 Caps), 12. Owen Watkin (15 Caps), 11. Steff Evans (12 Caps), 10. Jarrod Evans (2 Caps), 9. Aled Davies (18 Caps), 1. Rhys Carre (*Uncapped), 2. Ryan Elias (7 Caps), 3. Samson Lee (40 Caps), 4. Adam Beard (14 Caps), 5. Bradley Davies (64 Caps), 6. Aaron Shingler (19 Caps), 7. James Davies (4 Caps), 8. Josh Navidi (CAPT) (17 Caps)Replacements: 16. Elliot Dee (20 Caps), 17. Rob Evans (35 Caps), 18. Leon Brown (5 Caps), 19. Jake Ball (34 Caps), 20. Ross Moriarty (33 Caps), 21. Tomos Williams (7 Caps), 22. Rhys Patchell (11 Cap), 23. Jonah Holmes (2 Caps) Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Gehry Residence / Gehry Partners

first_imgSave this picture!via 21 Share Projects Gehry Residence / Gehry PartnersSave this projectSaveGehry Residence / Gehry Partners CopyHouses•Santa Monica, United States Houses 1978 Photographs Gehry Residence / Gehry Partners “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States CopyAbout this officeGehry PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta MonicaWoodResidentialHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 05, 2010Cite: “Gehry Residence / Gehry Partners” 05 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Architects: Gehry Partners Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Liao Yusheng, Flickr – User: Ken McCownText description provided by the architects. When Frank Gehry and his wife bought an existing house in Santa Monica, California, the neighbors did not have the slightest idea that the corner residence would soon be transformed into a symbol of deconstructivism. Gehry, however, knew something had to be done to the house before he moved in. His solution was a bold one in the 1970’s that involved the “balance of fragment and whole, raw and refined, new and old” and would strike up controversy.Save this picture!© Flickr – User: Ken McCownRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineGehry actually did keep the existing house almost completely in tact, but not in a conventional manner. The Dutch colonnial home was left in tact and the new house was built around it. Holes were made, walls were stripped, torn down and put up, and the old quiet house became a loud shriek of contemporary style among the neighboring mansions–literally. Neighbors hated it, but that did not change the fact that the house was a statement of art entwined with architecture.Save this picture!via netropolitan.orgGehry’s design wrapped around three sides of the old house on the ground floor, extending the house towards the street and leaving the exterior of the existing home almost untouched. The interior went through a considerable amount of changes on both if its two levels. In some places it was stripped to reveal the framing, exposing the joists and wood studs. It was repaired according to the addition, showing both old and new elements. This is especially evident when walking through the rooms of the house and passing by both new doors placed by Gehry and older ones originally in the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of storiesofhouses.comThe entrance is barely discernible amidst the jutting angles of the exterior, which Gehry created from wood, glass, aluminum, and chain-link fencing. The apex of the old house peeks out from within this mix of materials, giving the impression that the house is consistently under construction. Save this picture!© Liao YushengIn 1991 due to the Gehry family’s growth which involved two boys, the house had to be expanded. Even though Gehry tried to maintain the same style of the house, allowing the original design to determine that of the addition, the house went through significant changes. The residence became much more “finished” which in turn stirred up the angry voices of those who felt strongly about the original raw deconstructivist aesthetics. Nonetheless the Gehry House is still a classic among California’s architectural works.Save this picture!Axonometric”I loved the idea of leaving the house intact… I came up with the idea of building the new house around it. We were told there were ghosts in the house… I decided they were ghosts of Cubism. The windows… I wanted to make them look like they were crawling out of this thing. At night, because this glass is tipped it mirrors the light in… So when you’re sitting at this table you see all these cars going by, you see the moon in the wrong place… the moon is over there but it reflects here… and you think it’s up there and you don’t know where the hell you are…” – Frank GehrySave this picture!© Liao YushengProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop / Junya IshigamiArticles”Felicity: Change your city, change your life” International CompetitionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Income growth falters for top 100 charities as pressures bite, report shows

first_img Melanie May | 16 March 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: Finance Research / statistics The fundraising income of the top 100 fundraising charities reached £5.6bn last year: the highest amount for five years but the lowest annual growth rate.According to the latest Charity Financials Top 100 Fundraisers Spotlight report, the top 100 generated £9.1bn income overall in 2016-17. This was a real-terms growth margin of 0.7% on the previous year, with the maintenance of income due to a small real growth in fundraising income of 1%.Nine of the top 10 charities consolidated their positions as leaders in fundraising in the 2016-17 financial year. Cancer Research UK and British Heart Foundation retained their rankings of first and second, while Sightsavers International took third place, up from sixth. According to the report, the increase in the income of Sightsavers International was principally related to an in-kind gift of drugs valued at £39 million to treat trachoma in Sudan from the International Trachoma Initiative. Its cash donations also rose, including from legacies and corporates. However, a number of charities saw little overall increase, including Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK.The fastest growing charities are Alzheimer’s Society (23rd), which saw income growth in 2016/17 due to an increase in donations including legacies of £1.6 million; Tearfund (34th), which saw its donations increase by £8 million in 2015/16, largely as a result of its toilet-twinning appeal, and its emergency appeals; The International Bible Students Association; The Woodland Trust; and Crisis.Largest income streamsOverall, legacies were the second largest income stream after donations, at 15.6% of the total income of the top 100 fundraising charities, and following voluntary donations, which continue to provide the largest share of fundraised income at 52%. Statutory funding fell by 1.7% in the last year, but still accounted for £1.04bn of overall income, while income from charitable activity fell by 2% compared to 2015-16 figures, reaching £1.1bn. This is an almost flat growth trend in combined income from statutory sources and charitable activities and a fall back to the level of 2011/12 in their combined real value in 2016/17.Tough times aheadAccording to Charity Financials, a review of the longer-term trends in charities’ income reveals the sector moving into a period of economic constraint. With total income to the top 100 growing by just £63 million (0.7%) between 2015/16 and 2016/17, the sector almost returned to the negative position it held when UK GDP experienced an economic dip between 2011 and 2012. Its figures show that growth rates had been picking up well from that point, and staying at over 4% until 2016/17, which saw a dramatic drop.The report concludes that there are many positive indicators in the report but overall, it says: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29center_img Income growth falters for top 100 charities as pressures bite, report shows “The results reinforce the evidence of last year that pressures in the funding environment are having a significant effect on charity growth, at a point where the charity sector is being expected to do more to pick up social needs which the government cannot fully support.”“With UK economic growth now predicted to slow down over the medium-term, the uncertainties of Brexit and the recent devastating allegations of poor practice in the sector receiving very high profile media attention, the sector may struggle to achieve any measurable growth over the next few years. The reality is that charities may have to work even harder to maintain their financial position and convince donors that they are a priority.”The report was written by Professor Cathy Pharoah at the Centre for Giving and Philanthropy at the Cass Business School and sponsored by M&G Investments.  219 total views,  1 views today  220 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29last_img read more

Almost half of charity leaders considering their futures due to pressure

first_imgThe latest study from Ecclesiastical questioned 450 charity leaders and also found that two thirds (66%) of charity leaders were concerned about the effect that staff burnout could have on their charity – in particular not being able to provide services to users (36%) who have become dependent on the support they offer. Four out of five respondents (81%) said it had already become more difficult to meet the needs of service users due to the pandemic. Advertisement According to Ecclesiastical’s research, two in five charities (44%) had experienced an increase in colleague mental health concerns since the start of 2021. Cases of anxiety (71%), stress (70%), depression (66%) all rose in that time – while a quarter said they had seen an increase in both self-harm (25%) and suicidal feelings (27%),  Tagged with: mental health Research / statistics Challenges at home such as child care or home schooling (33%), concerns about the health of family or friends (30%) and fatigue of home working (30%) were all cited as the main concerns for colleagues as the effects of the pandemic impacted on their mental wellbeing. The research follows on from the insurer’s Charity Risk Barometer, released earlier this year, which found that two thirds of charities had seen an increase in staff stress levels since the beginning of the pandemic. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Almost half of charity leaders considering their futures due to pressure Nearly half of senior charity leaders questioned in a survey by Ecclesiastical say they are considering quitting as a result of the increased demands caused by Covid, while burnout and mental health concerns are rising across the board with 44% seeing an increase among colleagues since the start of 2021. Melanie May | 10 May 2021 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Many of those questioned – 52% – say the government needs to do more to provide mental health support.  755 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 At the same time as the risk of burnout, charities have also seen an increase in anxiety and depression among colleagues since January 2021.last_img read more

Defend the freedom of the press! Break the silence about Iraq!

first_imgBy Swedish Iraq Solidarity AssociationThe following is an appeal by the Swedish Iraq Solidarity Association on occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, May 3.Eighteen years have passed since Iraq was invaded and occupied in 2003 by the United States, supported mainly by Britain. The coverage by Western media — not least the Swedish media — of developments in the country has been extremely deficient and often directly misleading.Stockholm, Sweden, May 3.  Credit: Sigyn MederThe Australian journalist Julian Assange, who through WikiLeaks revealed to the world the war crimes of the invading forces, is being held without trial in a British high-security prison under poor sanitation and in total isolation, which equals mental torture. His case is not only a mockery of the rule of law but also an attack on international press freedom, intended as a warning to the media worldwide. Whoever reveals war crimes will be severely punished; whoever commits them goes free.Iraq, which before the invasion was a rich and successful country with a high standard of living for the population, has been destroyed by the invasion. Over one and a half million people have been killed, even more injured or displaced from their homes or subjected to arbitrary violence and abuse.Large cities such as Mosul and Fallujah have been repeatedly subjected to terror bombing and mass destruction. The country’s infrastructure, including the water and electricity supply and sewage treatment plants, has been smashed to pieces. Extensive corruption prevents reconstruction. Politically, the United States has imposed on Iraq a sectarian system to divide its people.Destruction of Iraq environmentThe weapons used by the United States have caused lasting damage to the environment and to its people. Depleted uranium, white phosphorus and other chemical toxins were used in its warfare.Many children are still [being] born severely malformed due to radioactivity and other environmental degradation. President Joe Biden recently made a big deal out of the fact that the United States is now joining the Paris Agreement. He made no mention of the [U.S.] American war machine’s deliberate environmental destruction and poisoning, not only in Iraq.Officially, the U.S. role today is said to be to fight terrorism, although terrorism was a direct creation of the U.S. war, as even President Barack Obama noted. In reality the role of the United States includes massive bombings of civilians, drone strikes on Iraqi territory, such as the one that resulted in the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3, 2020, and the deployment of special forces, contract staff and intelligence agents.There is strong pressure for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. Major demonstrations call for national independence. On Oct. 1, 2019, a series of extensive demonstrations began, the so-called October Uprising. More than 700 protesters have been killed and thousands injured. No one has been held responsible for these abuses. Media reporting has been almost nonexistent.The Pentagon plans to stayThe Iraqi parliament has called on the United States to withdraw from the country, and talks have been held with the government on the withdrawal of U.S. military units. But the commander of the U.S. Central Command, Kenneth McKenzie, says: “I do not see us completely withdrawing from Iraq in the future.”The U.S. military is clinging to Iraq, but with a less conspicuous role, mainly as “advisers” and for military training and exercise. Combat units are transferred to Kuwait, Jordan or other areas, from where they can intervene again when they deem it appropriate.At the same time, the U.S.-led military alliance NATO is increasing its strength in Iraq from 400 troops to 4,000. Formally, that force is currently under Danish command (formerly Canadian, next year Italian), but ultimately control lies with the United States. In addition, the United States finances private companies, which provide mercenaries.For the United States, Iraq is a base for attacks on Syria and the encirclement of Iran; [Iraq is] a pawn in the game for control of the oil-rich and strategically important Gulf region and ultimately in the pursuit of U.S. domination over the entire Eurasian continent.Since 2015, the Swedish military has been participating in the U.S.-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in Iraq, which lacks a mandate from the United Nations. Sweden has no national interests to defend in the region and contributes to violations of international law as the coalition carries out attacks in Syria. Sweden should not contribute to the occupying power’s continued abuses against Iraq and its neighbors.[Swedish] Foreign Minister Ann Linde and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have still not answered satisfactorily the questions about Sweden’s treatment of Julian Assange that Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, and editor Arne Ruth asked more than a year ago.The Iraq Solidarity Association calls on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to answer these questions and act for the immediate release of Julian Assange. The war criminals should be punished, not those who exposed the crimes.The Association calls on the media to break the silence about the illegal abuses against Julian Assange and to stop the smearing of him, which contributes to obscuring this judicial scandal. Defend freedom of the press in the world!The Association demands an end to Sweden’s participation in the war and to all foreign interference in Iraq! The Iraqi people must be allowed to decide in their own country. USA out of Iraq!Contact: [email protected] FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Leadership Pasadena Names Leadership Expert Seta Khajarian to Advisory Board

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  People Leadership Pasadena Names Leadership Expert Seta Khajarian to Advisory Board From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 4:25 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newscenter_img Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeauty Seta Khajarian, ED. DLeadership Pasadena (LP) has appointed Seta Khajarian, ED. D, to LP’s Advisory Board to provide expert guidance on LP’s leadership development course curriculum.Khajarian received her Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Program from Pepperdine University and her MBA from Woodbury University. Seta teaches a variety of courses in the graduate and undergraduate Organizational Leadership program at Woodbury University. Her teaching focuses on making theories and practice meaningful to students and applying them to their current and future jobs. Her research interests are organizational change, global leadership, and innovation and leadership issues, with her focus on the effectiveness of leadership development, coaching and mentoring.“Seta brings deep knowledge of effective organizational leadership training with expertise in servant leadership. Exactly what Leadership Pasadena delivers to the community and we are thrilled to have someone of her educational acumen working with us,” according to Board of Directors member Cynthia Bengtson.Professor Khajarian has worked in K-18 educational institutions for over 20 years as teacher, department chair, student club advisor, college counselor, university instructor, school-wide administrator, project manager, and as a federal categorical funds liaison. She is also an independent educational consultant working with private schools in the greater Los Angeles area.Khajarian is also an active volunteer for the community, serving on the Scholarship Committee at Ararat in Glendale, on the Organizing Committee for the HMNT Western Regional Athletic games and was the Scholarship Chair of the Armenian Professional Society for 7 terms. Seta, along with few others, is currently founding a new Armenian Relief Society chapter.In her spare time, Seta enjoys travel, arts & culture, movies, and Greek dancing. Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Homophobic crime not being reported to Gardaí

first_imgWhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected]’S most senior Garda has disputed claims that the force needs to have a “cultural change from the top down” towards members of the gay and lesbian community.In a presentation made to a meeting of the city and county Joint Policing Committee, claims were made that poople from the lesbian, gay bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community were afraid to report crimes to the Garda as they are not confident they would be met with a “fair and sympathetic response”.Adam Long, a board member with the National Lesbian and Gay Federation, told the meeting that there was a “chronic underreporting of homophobic crime which is not fully accepted by the authorities”.Responding, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said he was “miffed” that a national issue was brought up at a local forum.However, in the presentation given by Mr Long, on ‘Understanding and Meeting the Modern Policing Needs of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Community,” the NLGF board member referred to research carried out by the European Fundamental Rights Agency, which found that 81 per cent of the LGBT community do not report crime .He went on to say that research conducted as recently as last May concluded that same sex couples were uncomfortable holding hands in public and that 50 per cent of Irish gay people had felt discriminated against in the last 12 months. He said that this was much higher than most European countries.Almost one third of the Irish LGBT community had been physically or sexually assaulted in the last five years.“We have to address the issue. Homophobic crime is a serious problem in this country, a hidden problem in many respects”, he said.Attitudes to the rights of gay and lesbians is changing according to Mr Long who warned that societal acceptance must be evident in State bodies.“The picture is mixed as there has been progress in recent times, but it needs to be reflected in all our agencies.”Addressing the gardai, Mr Long insisted that in “most modern police force” regular training takes place and claimed this was not the case in Ireland.“There is a general scattering of good individuals but there has to be an equality culture at an institutional level,” he added.After the presentation, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan insisted that Limerick gardaí had received a lot of training and the force was very much “to the fore in equality right issues”.There was one Garda Sergeant liasion officer and seven other members trained in this area. Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Linkedin TAGSfeaturedfull-imageLGBT First Irish death from Coronavirus Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printcenter_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsHomophobic crime not being reported to GardaíBy Staff Reporter – November 13, 2013 575 Previous articleCouncillor resigns over youth agenda rowNext articleGangland roll call shows Garda success Staff Reporter No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more