Champions League money soars higher

first_img Show Comments ▼ Champions League money soars higher KCS-content whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL CHAMPIONS League revenue has rocketed once again, ensuring the richest teams in the world continue to get even richer.Liverpool, who were humiliatingly knocked out of the tournament in the group stages this year, received €28.6m (£23.4m) in prize money and TV revenue. When they stunned the footballing world in 2005 by coming from three goals behind to beat AC Milan and lift the trophy they were awarded just €2m more.The pattern is repeated across the competition, with British teams cashing in despite lack-lustre performances this year. Manchester United raked in €45.8m for reaching the quarter finals. Five years ago they made just €16.3m for reaching the last 16.The bulk of the cash comes from the bumper deals negotiated with Sky and ITV for the privilege of showing the matches.It also highlights the gulf in funds between the teams who regularly qualify for the competition – traditionally Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – and the rest of the Premier League. It also shows the importance of the battle for the fourth Champions League place. The bumper pay-outs look set to continue, with the TV deals agreed by Sky and ITV set to increase by a further 25 per cent between now and 2012. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 24 August 2010 7:49 pm whatsapplast_img read more

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Oh God, how your heart must break

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been, and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom InspirationBy Charles TowneGod, heavenly Father, I miss my wife so very much.This sweet, delightful, precious, confused wife of mine. I miss her. Recently I placed her in a nursing home. Alzheimer’s disease is such a frustrating and heartbreaking illness. I speak from fifteen years of experience when I say there is invariably at least two victims, the patient, and the caregiver.Families have often torn apart, lives distorted, loved ones confused, fearful, angry, wondering. My darling wife is still there. I see her in flashes, glimpses of my sweetie. I hear her laughter; her love is evident. I overheard Nanny talking to a nurse the other day, she was in the process of telling her what a wonderful husband I am. And yet, I don’t feel very wonderful having placed her in the nursing home even though I know it is the best thing I could have done, for her, as well as myself.I have suffered three heart attack due to the ongoing stress of caregiving, and yet I am fortunate. Two friends have suffered fatal heart attacks because they couldn’t bring themselves to place their spouses in nursing homes. To some this might be considered faithful, loyal, but, if my friends were still alive they would be able to visit their spouses in the nursing home, but. as it is, their dear ones will live out their lives alone. Yes, I love my wife. Did I make the right decision by placing her in a nursing home? Absolutely!   Do I miss my sweetie? Darn tooting and I go visit her as often as possiblePlease, my friend, cherish the time you have together with your spouse. Love one another, make the best of the time you have together, and remember, Papa God love you with an undying love. He misses us so much when we are not close to Him His heart must break.Live fully,Love openlyTrust God, and make a difference. Today. Please enter your name here May 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm Mama Mia Thanks for your kind comments. Often it is the most difficult decisions that result in the greatest rewards. My wife is happy. The nursing home, Florida Living in Apopka, has been very good for her and the decision has prolonged my life exponentially. Sometimes being faithful and loving involves making the hard decision. God bless you. Please enter your comment! You shouldn’t feel guilty for anything concerning your wife, Mr. Towne. No one knows your situation exactly, as to how it is, and until they walk in your shoes, they don’t have a clue. You obviously love your wife very, very much, and she loves you very, very much too, and you have stuck by her through thick and thin. Sometimes it is good to get feelings off of your chest, and I am glad you could share your thoughts with us here online. Prayers to you both. TAGSInspiration Previous articleThe history of Mother’s DayNext articleDonna’s Deals: 6 Mother’s Day Deals Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR charles towne Reply May 26, 2017 at 10:38 am UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Argentina beat the Wallabies to claim first ever win in Rugby Championship

first_imgSunday Oct 5, 2014 Argentina beat the Wallabies to claim first ever win in Rugby Championship Argentina beat the Wallabies for the first time since 1997, and in the process picked up their first ever win in the Rugby Championship since joining three years ago. The 21-17 victory was sealed with a Nicolas Sanchez penalty with five minutes to spare.After a week that included off field drama with the Kurtley Beale in-flight incident, the Wallabies failed to capitalise on their strong start, after having scored within minutes of kickoff. Powerful centre Tevita Kuridrani crossed, before Scott Higginbotham slipped through for another.They squandered the 14-0 lead however and a spirited Los Pumas side came back into the match following yellow cards to both Nick Phipps and skipper Michael Cooper.A try to Number 8 Leonardo Senatore brought the home side back into it, along with a Sanchez penalty as they trailed 14-8 at the break. Winger Juan Imhoff then scored when Phipps was in the sinbin, and Sanchez’s sideline conversion set up a tense final 20 minutes.Wallaby flyhalf Bernard Foley missed two kicks at goal in the last ten minutes, including one that hit the posts. Unfortunately the visitors had to contend with the now infamous green lasers in their eyes when taking kicks, something that is sadly becoming synonymous with matches there.Michael Hooper was yellow carded in the 73rd minute for taking out a player in the air, so Sanchez sealed the win with the penalty kick, and the Pumas players and fans celebrated the historic victory.Full highlights will follow soon. Let us know your thoughts on the match in the comments belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error The Rugby Championship Related Articles 140 WEEKS AGO Sam Cane suffers broken neck in win over… 305 WEEKS AGO Awesome Argentina upset sloppy Springboks… 305 WEEKS AGO Australia stun New Zealand to win the 2015… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Presence in Hormuz 2 / ZAV Architects

first_imgPresence in Hormuz 2 / ZAV ArchitectsSave this projectSavePresence in Hormuz 2 / ZAV Architects Photographs 2020 Year:  “COPY” Architects: ZAV Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Area:  10300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Iran Save this picture!View of Majara Residence from upper path of the Soil Carpet Beach (South view). Image © Soroush Majidi+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officeZAV ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingPublic ArchitectureCommunityOn InstagramOn FacebookIranPublished on December 01, 2020Cite: “Presence in Hormuz 2 / ZAV Architects” 01 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Soroush Majidi, Tahmineh Monzavi, DJI, Payman BarkhordariArchitect In Charge:Mohamadreza Ghodousi, Fatemeh Rezaie, Golnaz Bahrami, Soroush MajidiDesign Team:Sheila Ehsaei, Sara Jafari, Payman Barkhordari, Mohsen Safshekan, Kaveh Rashidzadeh, Hossein PanjehpourLandscape:Maryam Yousefi, Morteza AdibInterior Design:Sara Jafari, Taraneh Behboud, Sara Nikkar, Mohsen DehghanLight Consultant:Tajang LightSupervisor:Soroush Majidi, Payman Barkhordari, Sheila EhsaeiModeling:Somayeh SaeidiPresentation:Fereshteh Assadzadeh, Somayeh Saeidi, Arshia Hashemipour, Dorsa Tavakoli, Sara FallahzadehOwner:Ali RezvaniClient:Ehsan RasoulofStructural Design:Behrang Baniadam, Rouhi TouskiCivil Engineer:Farhad BeigiElectrical Engineer:Pejman MoradianMechanical Engineer:Saeid AfsharianCulinary Manufacturer:Matbakh AraEnvironment Consultant:Salman Rasouli, Roya YazdizadehAccommodation Consultant:Nasim MosavarProject Constructor:Amir Tehrani NobahariConstruction Manager:Hormat GhasemiConstruction Vice Manager:Ramin Koulaghani, Amin TimasMechanical Constructor:Javad Irandegani, Hamid Haji Posht-e-GolFloor Constructor:Davoud EtemadiWindows Builder:Mehra CompanyInterior Plaster:Gholamali AbbasiExterior Plaster:Esmaeil SalimiConstruction Painter:Farzad MoharramiLogistics:Nabiollah Timas, Borhan Pouyan, Ali Ghanbari, Ayoub Owj Hormozi, Khalil Owj Hormozi, Abdolhamid Hormozi, Davoud Hormozi, Ali Ghalandari Zehi, Farhad Shadan, Assad Gedri, Abbas Gedri, Ali Ghazi, Majid Bazmandeh, Ali Nasernia, Rahmat Ghalandari, Davoud Mohtaji, Morteza Mohtaji, Mohammad Vahedi, Mosayeb Zarei, Kambiz Narouii, Yasser Narouii, Nassir Narouii, Din Mohammad Narouii, Mojtaba Farhadi, Abbas Nassaji, Esfandiar Khorshidi, Khoubyar Khorshidi, Jalal Bameri, Ghassem Bameri, Enayat Karami, Reza Amirian, Eshgh Ali, Nabi Akrami, Mohammad Moallemi, Sajjad Gholampour, Seyfollah Rasouli, Ali Golzari, Soheil Khedmatkari, Hosein ZohouriCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Adjacency of accommodation units in the lower level of the site. Image © Tahmineh MonzaviRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEACommunity empowerment via urban development, Hormuz Island, Iran  – Hormuz is a formerly glorious historic port in the strategic strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, South of Iran, that controls the shipment of petroleum from the Middle East. The island has outstanding colorful surreal landscapes. Oddly, the local inhabitants of the beautiful, touristic and politically strategic island struggle economically, getting involved in illegal trafficking activities using their boats. Presence in Hormuz is a series of urban developments by a semi-public institution that hired ZAV Architects, in order to empower the local community of the island. Its second phase is a multipurpose cultural residence called Majara residence (meaning adventure) that ties together the lives of local people and visitors both culturally and economically.Save this picture!Majara top view. Image © DJISave this picture!Topographic PlanWhat’s to my benefit, what’s to the benefit of all? In a country where the state struggles with political disputes outside its borders, every architectural project becomes a proposal for internal governing alternatives, asking basic questions: what are the limits of architecture and how can it suggest a political alternative for communal life? How can it attain social agency?Save this picture!Accommodation unit for four persons. Image © Tahmineh MonzaviArchitecture has the capacity be a mediator in the middle ground that converges the interests of different groups, from the state and investors to various classes and groups of people. Majara does so in bringing together the owners of land from the neighboring port of Bandar Abbas who organize an annual land-art event in Hormuz, the investors from the capital city Tehran, and the local people of Hormuz as partners in the project.Save this picture!Charta as an interstice space between inside and outside. Image © Tahmineh MonzaviUnder the economic distress of sanctions, increasing the GDP generates social change, which in this project is achieved by: 1. Building economically, to the benefit of the client. 2. Earmarking a bigger share of the budget to labor costs rather than expensive imported materials, to the benefit of the local population, empowering them by offering training for construction skills. 3. An adaptive and future-proof spatial scenario that can respond to unpredicted need, to the benefit of the client and the island. 4. Using materials and human resources from Iran, to reduce construction and transportation costs and increase the GDP, to the benefit of the whole country.Save this picture!View from the south-west, above the walkable rooftops. Image © Payman BarkhordariSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Majara Residence, view from Soil Carpet Beach (South). Image © Soroush MajidiInfinite Nader Khalili’s – Presence in Hormuz is a continuous process aiming at building trust rather than architectural objects, in order to encourage the participation of local people and the inclusion of their interests in any intervention in the island. The project is a multitude of small-scale domes built with the super- adobe technique of Nader Khalili, the innovative and simple technique using rammed earth and sand. Domes are familiar structures in the region. Their small scale makes them compatible with the building capabilities of local craftsmen and unskilled workers, which have been prepared for this project with previous smaller projects. Today they are trained master super- adobe masons, as if Nader Khalili multiplied exponentially.Save this picture!Upper level spatial unit colonies. Image © Payman BarkhordariSwelling Earth –  the infinite number of colorful particles, be they soil, sand, gravel or stone, pile up and form the rainbow topography of Hormuz island. In this project a carpet is woven with granular knots inspired by the particles that make up the ecotone of the island. The sandbags that create the spatial particles (aka domes) are filled with the dredging sand of the Hormuz dock, as if the earth has swollen to produce space for accommodation.Save this picture!View from the north-west toward the residence. Image © Tahmineh MonzaviProject gallerySee allShow lessCity Square: Redefining Public Spaces During and After the PandemicArticlesKjellander Sjoberg to Transform Former Shipbuilding Industry into Vibrant Creative H…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Hormuz Island, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily CopyCultural Architecture, Housing, Community•Iran Presence in Hormuz 2 / ZAV Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952361/presence-in-hormuz-2-zav-architects Clipboard Cultural Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952361/presence-in-hormuz-2-zav-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Give online to the UN

Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Give online to the UN Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 September 1999 | News Ted Turner is giving $1 billion to the United Nations. Now it’s your turn. Don’t worry: donations for smaller sums will still be accepted. And if you choose to give online your donations will go even further.The UN Foundation, created to administer philanthropist Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to the United Nations, is accepting secure online donations. The Foundation works to support UN efforts on global issues. Donors can give to “four compelling needs of developing nations and the world’s poorest”, according to the Foundation. These needs are Children’s Health, Women and Population, Environment and Humanitarian Causes. The Foundation states that “Web contributions to the Foundation enjoy the unique benefit of zero overhead” so that “100% of all contributions will be directed entirely to United Nations charitable causes.”In addition, donors can join the 8,800 subscribers to UN Wire, the UN Foundation’s free daily news service covering UN and global affairs. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Recycling centres to raise funds for local charities

first_imgRecycling centres to raise funds for local charities  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. “What is so exciting about this new model of working is that it will not only save money for the taxpayer and increase recycling rates but also create funds for voluntary and community groups at a time when funding is so sparse.” Two charities have combined to form a community recycling organisation that will manage two recycling sites and generate income for local good causes from good quality items rescued from landfill.Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA) and the Heart of England Community Foundation have formed ‘Warwickshire Community Recycling‘. This is the first time a voluntary organisation has taken over a household waste recycling centre.Voluntary sector staff will run the on-site shops and ensure that recycled goods are sorted. The charity will receive the recycling income to cover its costs, and surpluses will be donated to local charities through the Heart of England Community Foundation.Cllr Alan Cockburn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Communities and Chair of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, said:“Warwickshire’s household waste recycling centres continue to divert vast amounts of waste from landfill and we are very excited about working with the third sector to continue to deliver such a valuable service to our residents.”Paul Tolley, Chief Executive of Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action, added: Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 5 April 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recycling Tradinglast_img read more

May Day: Struggle for a mass strike!

first_imgMore than a dozen calls have been issued for a general strike in the U.S. on May 1, International Workers Day. These have come from a wide range of organizations of migrant workers, women, prisoners, socialist revolutionaries and others.Big media is sending up flares of alarm by covering May 1 as a “story.” Big business itself is starting to worry, while broadcasting strategies on how to “neutralize” a rising of workers and oppressed power on May Day.Since Trump’s inauguration, there have been two national strike days involving thousands. There was the Day Without an Immigrant on Feb. 16 and the Day Without a Woman on March 8. Other local strike actions are multiplying, like the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s refusal to pick up airport passengers in a show of solidarity with protests of the anti-Muslim travel ban.There has been some support in labor unions for workers “shutting it down.” For instance, SEIU United Service Workers West, representing over 40,000 California workers, said in a statement: “It’s time to stand up as a people against fascism and autocratic leadership.”A general strike, as traditionally called by organized labor unions, is a flexing of working-class power against capital and the bosses. Such a strike demonstrates powerful class consciousness that there is an “all of us” stretching far beyond a local.Working and oppressed people right now know that Trump & Company are trying to smash the working class into pieces, to wreck our solidarity, to split us along lines of oppression. The ruling class is trying to make us fight each other instead of capitalism and imperialism.A mass May Day strike could be not just unionized workers, but all of us being targeted — people of color, migrants and immigrants, temp and low-wage workers, unemployed and underemployed, LGBTQ+ people, prisoners, women working inside and outside the home, young people and students, people with disabilities who are working or want to and are denied that chance, people who are losing health care, environmental protection and so much more.A mass strike of all workers and oppressed people would militantly and directly counter the capitalist war being waged against us through racist, anti-worker, woman-hating nationalism and imperialism.A call by the unions for a mass or general strike would assert solidarity of organized labor with the entirety of working-class and oppressed people. Such a call should include protection for those who risk themselves and their jobs by participating in May Day actions.On March 13, the San Francisco Labor Council “enthusiastically endorsed worker solidarity actions planned for May 1, International Workers Day … to protest the recent attacks on immigrants, health care, and the right to a voice at work.” The resolution called for “NO RETALIATION against any worker — union or non-union” who participates in that day.We need more of this unity as a stepping-stone to turning May 1 into a mass strike against an ever more repressive state that showers money on the super-rich while targeting workers and the oppressed. And as a stepping-stone toward socialism and workers’ power!And we need a global mass strike, because capitalism in its highly globalized form cannot be successfully fought city-by-city or region-by-region or country-by-country.Can there be such a strike? As the great communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg wrote about the mass strike: “The rigid, mechanical-bureaucratic conception cannot conceive of the struggle save as the product of organization at a certain stage of its strength. On the contrary, the living, dialectical explanation makes the organization arise as a product of the struggle.” (tinyurl.com/hw4wlgl)Let us struggle, and in that struggle let us build what we need to win.Onward to the May Day strike!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Uzbekistan unblocks many independent news sites

first_imgThe lifting of censorship on news sites is the latest phase in a progressive thaw that began after President Islam Karimov’s death in 2016. Imprisoned journalists – some of whom had been held for nearly 20 years – have been released, live political broadcasts have made an appearance and some media outlets are now covering sensitive subjects such as corruption and forced labour. More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Uzbekistan rose five places in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index but is still ranked very low – 160th out of 180 countries. Allamjonov referred to its ranking last week. “This means we still have much to do to guarantee free speech and journalists’ rights,” he said. “We must progress in this domain because all contemporary politics and the reforms we are carrying out are closely linked to free speech and freedom of the press.” RSF_en May 11, 2021 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression News Help by sharing this information Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News These measures follow the unblocking of several social networks and instant messaging services. The sites of several other media outlets – including Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Uzbek service Radio Ozodlik, and Eltuz – are nonetheless still blocked. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails Uzbekistan’s decision to finally unblock many long-censored news websites and urges the authorities to restore access to those that are still blocked, to lift the obstacles to independent journalism and to allow a broader debate about the repression of recent decades. “We urge the authorities to restore access to the sites that are still blocked and to carry out all the reforms needed to fully establish press freedom in Uzbekistan. They must abandon all use of censorship and surveillance, make it easier for independent journalists to get accreditation and to work, and render justice to the victims of the abuses of the past decades.” But surveillance, censorship and self-censorship maintain a significant presence in what was one of the planet’s harshest dictatorships. Police raided journalist and poet Mahmud Rajabov’s home in Khorezm province on 10 May, while NGOs criticized the continuing harassment of Dilmurod Sayyid, a human rights defender and former journalist who was released in 2018 after nine years in prison.center_img Internet users in Uzbekistan regained access to a dozen of independent news sites on 11 May, including such leading news sources as Ferghana, Uzmetronom, AsiaTerra, Eurasianet, Voice of America, BBC Uzbek and Deutsche Welle. Many of them had been blocked since the 2005 massacre in the eastern city of Andijan. Follow the news on Uzbekistan Uzbek Information and Mass Communication Agency director Komil Allamjonov also announced that access to RSF’s website, which has been blocked intermittently, would henceforth be fully restored, as would access to the sites of other leading human rights NGOs such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. February 11, 2021 Find out more “It is great news that Uzbekistan is running counter to the general trend in Central Asia, where Internet censorship keeps on expanding,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. News Organisation to go further May 15, 2019 – Updated on December 16, 2019 Uzbekistan unblocks many independent news sites News Receive email alerts UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more