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How the PUBG and Tik Tok Ban has affected the lives…

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first_img Esports Call of Duty Mobile Community Update June 17th 2021: Dark Gunman Mythic Drop, Weapon Balances, High Noon Chase & More Downloaded by 1 in every 7 people in Thailand.50 million game CD sold of various platform. Esports TikTok and PUBG Mobile are banned in India, both the apps were a rage and both are still trying various ways of making a comeback into India. Let’s take a look at some key differences between the two bans-Total UsersTikTok had around 20 million active Indian users. users but saw lower engagement rate than pubg. Esports Esports Garena Free Fire: Grab Diamonds at a cheaper price with these official Discounts & Recharge Codes By Kunal Dhyani – September 21, 2020 The purchase price is between $800 M and $1 B.$1.03 Billion earned in 2018 neglecting android. Esports Previous articleICC launches Merchandise Licensing partner tender process for T20 & ODI World Cups in IndiaNext articleIPL 2020: All you need to know IPL 2020 Result, Point Table, squads, replacements, date, India timings and When and Where to Watch Live Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. EsportsPUBGSport 41% aged between 16-24.PUBG Viewed On Twitch Was 2.032 Billion minutes. Follow these simple steps to download the official Battlegrounds Mobile India Early Access from Google Play Store Esports Esports TIKTOKPUBG PUBG Mobile Battlegrounds Mobile India Release Updates: Website links, Pre-registration for  iOS, Android users for free 20 million active Indian users.240 million times downloaded on android and IOS. TAGSPUBG BanPUBG India BanPUBG Mobile BanPUBG NewsPUBG UnabanPUBG vs Tik Tok SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter $1.4 million estimated monthly earning.PUBG players spend average of $1.1 million on the game. Most downloaded app in Apple store/ Playstore in 2018.227 million monthly players and 87 million daily players. PUBG Mobile: PUBG launches Quantum Lab event, check out details on rewards, end date and more RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Esports Check Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes for this Month, June 2021 Get Free Fire Elite Pass Season 37 for Free: step-by-step guide How the PUBG and Tik Tok Ban has affected the lives of gamers and influencers in India PUBG Mobile Battlegrounds Mobile India Released on 18th June, Check How to download for Android, iOS users, Beta Version PUBG Mobile Battlegrounds Mobile India Open beta is now live: How to register for it? Available in 75 different languages all over the world.13 million cheating players banned. Call of Duty mobile Esports by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoPUBG saw around 33 million downloads in India on android and iOS. India had a larger following of PUBG than TikTok, including the amount of engagement rate.Who felt the effects?Independent musicians were using TikTok, to get their creations more curious listeners, and display talent. TikTok allowed Indians to show off their jobs  to display their craft.Just like this the most affected were the players playing on a professional level. Pubg was raking in thousands of dollars in the form of winning or partnership to various teams and player which has been put to an abrupt stop and nullified their agreements. Tiktok had $1.4 million estimated monthly earning. PUBG’s earnings are a little harder to pinpoint as the avenues of revenue is too high, but if we were to look at the average player spend, PUBG players spend average of $1.1 million on the game.The Ban ItselfTikTok was banned in India 29 June 2020, the ban was implemented in just 2 days after the announcement. Byte dance the Chinese company behind TikTok complied and removed access to it.Whereas the pubg ban has not yet been implemented. The game seems to be banned on Jio services only and is available on all other ISP’s. The servers of the game continue to run without any objection from the government so far. In hindsight TikTok had an Indian alternative ready to go, but PUBG so far is yet to get one.Post BanEfforts to bring back TikTok were none to less. As majority usersswitched to Dubsmash, the Indian version of the app. TikTok has a dedicated team that works on policy-related matters and is believed to be fixing the ongoing issues with the Indian government, it is definitely trying to comeback in India.PUBG Mobile on similar lines made bigger strides as they cut off the ties with their Chinese partner Tencent gaming and is looking to partner with an Indian company The wait is over! Battlegrounds Mobile India Early Access is open for ALL, Download Linklast_img read more

Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) HY2020 Presentation

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first_imgBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw)  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group) is a leading financial services group in Botswana which operates through three subsidiaries. Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) is an asset management company and wholly-owned by BIHL Group; managing in excess of P23.9 billion in assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative investments. The subsidiary company is also invested in non-traditional assets which include the healthcare industry, tourism sector and property development. Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the leading life insurer in Botswana; with an estimated market share of 80%. Legal Guard is a legal expenses insurer which provides clients with access to personal legal counseling and assistance with experienced attorneys based in 11 branches located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Legal Guard represents clients in civil, criminal and labour matters.last_img read more

Why I’d buy shares in the FTSE 100’s Unilever today

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first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Kevin Godbold | Friday, 5th March, 2021 | More on: ULVR Image source: Getty Images. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Why I’d buy shares in the FTSE 100’s Unilever todaycenter_img Enter Your Email Address The valuation of fast-moving consumer goods company Unilever (LSE: ULVR) looks keener than it’s been for years.The FTSE 100 stalwart’s share price is around 3,884p, as I write. And we haven’t seen it as low as this for around three years. Of course, a lower share price doesn’t guarantee a smaller valuation. But over those three years, earnings, cash flow and shareholder dividends have been generally increasing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Unilever has been grinding onDespite a slight wobble because of the pandemic, Unilever has been grinding forward doing what most investors expect of it. That is, delivering steady, consistent and defensive gains in its business. But the stock has been slipping lower since last autumn.One possible reason for the slide is that many investors might have recently rotated out of expensive defensives like Unilever. Instead, many have been buying into Covid recovery stocks such as Whitbread, Barclays, Easyjet and others.And over many years prior to the coronavirus crisis, defensive shares were popular for their dividend yields. Interest rates were low from cash savings and bonds. And investors bought steady stocks like Unilever instead. But all that buying led to rising share prices and higher valuations.But it’s common for defensive shares to fall in and out of favour at various times. We tend to prize such businesses for their resilience. And they tend to be less affected by the ups and downs of the economy than cyclical companies. But I think defensive stocks are prone to something of a valuation cycle as their popularity waxes and wanes with investors.Maybe all we are seeing now is a cycling down of valuations among defensive businesses. If so, this could be a decent opportunity for me to buy a few Unilever shares for the long term. After all, City analysts have pencilled in steady, single-digit uplifts in the shareholder dividend for this year and in 2022. And I reckon the firm’s well-loved brands look set to keep on powering cash flow.A quality business with slow growthHowever, one risk with Unilever is that the pace of growth is slow. The business scores well against quality indicators but it will probably never shoot the lights out with its annual figures for growth in earnings. So, if earnings slip in the years ahead, we could see even more contraction of the valuation. Indeed, the share price could continue to drift lower and I could lose money with Unilever’s shares.But the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2022 is running near 17. And the anticipated dividend yield is just below 4%. I’m tempted by that valuation because it seems fair for the quality of the enterprise. My plan would be to tuck a few of the shares away to hold for the long term.But Unilever isn’t the only big-cap defensive stock that’s caught my eye. I’d also run the calculator over AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco, GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, Reckitt Benckiser and SSE. There are no guarantees that these stocks will perform well as investments though. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Kevin Godbold I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Rugby World – October 2013 edition contents

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first_imgKnowledge: Team by team guideStart-of-season specialExpert analysis – Former internationals Stuart Barnes and Paul Wallace give their verdict on the new domestic season, including their predicted end-of-season tables for both the English Premiership and the Pro12The teams – The definitive guide to every club in the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro12, including all the key men, new signings – and potential theme tunes!Advice sectionPro Insight – London Irish take us inside a Pilates sessionFitness – A lower-body workout for you to tryPro Playbook – How to set up a drop-goal opportunityMini Rugby – How to double tackle an opponent and a fun wrestling game for you to playRegularsEssentials – The latest books and products Uncovered – Meet new Sale captain Dan BraidTour Tale – A funny story from the amateur era One for the album: Leigh Halfpenny celebrates the Lions’ series win with Jonathan Davies and Jamie Roberts Rising to the occasion: Peter O’MahonySpotlightsAshley Johnson – Why the Springbok back-rower has settled so well at London WaspsPeter O’Mahony – Meet the man charged with leading Munster’s next generationRhys Priestland – The No 10 is feeling pain-free and refreshed ahead of the new campaignRichie Vernon – Can the back-rower’s return to Glasgow Warriors reignite his Test career?FeaturesAlex Corbisiero – The Lions prop talks Northampton Saints, scrums and England selectionJamie Heaslip – The Leinster and Ireland No 8 opens up on his bitter-sweet Lions tourLeigh Halfpenny – Recent achievements are yet to sink in for the Lions heroGreig Laidlaw – The No 9 on why Edinburgh are all about defence this season Hold the front page: Leigh Halfpenny, Jamie Heaslip, Alex Corbisiero and Greig Laidlaw are our October cover starsTHE NEW issue of Rugby World is a start-of-season special, with all you need to know about the 2013-14 campaign. As well as profiles on every team in the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro12, we have exclusive interviews with big names like Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Corbisiero, Jamie Heaslip, Greig Laidlaw, Mathew Tait, Dean Richards and Nick Evans.Former internationals Stuart Barnes and Paul Wallace also run the rule over the teams in the English top flight and the Pro12, making their predictions of who’s going to be on song and who’s going to be bomb over the coming months. Our columnist Stephen Jones analyses Bath’s prospects and we look at the Championship contenders. There’s much more, too – check out the full list of contents here…SidelinesFour players to watch this season, 30 minutes with Freddie Burns, the official RWC 2015 ball revealed, Ulster’s tribute to Nevin Spence, the World Club Sevens, Hotshots and moreColumnistsLyn Jones – The new Dragons DoR on the problems facing the regionsNeil Back – The World Cup winner picks his current England back rowJonathan Thomas – It’s been a busy summer for the new Worcester captain LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mathew Tait – The forgotten man of English rugby is back on the radarStephen Jones – Our columnist asks if Bath can ever recapture their glory daysNick Evans – The Kiwi No 10 is aiming for more silverware with QuinsDean Richards – He’s back in the Premiership, but can the Falcons fly high?Bristol – Andy Robinson sets out his plan for the Championship clublast_img read more

Jamie George first England hooker to score a hat-trick

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first_img Jamie George first England hooker to score a hat-trickJob done. England secured the try bonus in the first half of their rout of Georgia in their first outing of the Autumn Nations Cup. They ended up with a routine win, at 40-0.And amongst the scorers was hooker Jamie George. Dotting down three times from the back of driving lineouts, the Saracens No 2 became the first England hooker to score a Test hat-trick. He was also rewarded with Man of the Match for his 64-minute shift.Explained: Bonus points in rugbyThe gulf in class was evident for the vast majority of the game, though it did take 15 minutes for England to get the first of their six tries. The first five-pointer saw Wasps openside Jack Willis score on his England debut. Power of three: Jamie George amongst the tries (Getty Images) At the end of the game George told broadcasters Amazon Prime: “It (the drive) is something we pride ourselves upon, we are back here at Twickenham, missing the crowd massively, but we constantly try to push it with our set piece so it was great to get over the line.“You can’t give it the big one after maul tries! I was happy keeping it low key.” England enjoyed 60% possession and 69% territory here. This is Georgia’s 32nd loss against Tier One opposition. They were taken apart up front in this one, and now head to Wales for their next Autumn Nations Cup outing.As for England, they next face Ireland at home. In the first match of this brand new competition, on Friday night, Ireland beat Wales 32-9. But while Elliot Daly scored wide out direct from the set-piece and substitute scrum-half Dan Robson darted over from close range, the rest were down to forwards power. George scored his tries as the English pack made easy work of their opposition eight.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Saracens No 2 was top-scorer in a routine victory in the Autumn Nations Cup 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.last_img read more

Another Lions blow as George North is ruled out of tour with awful injury

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first_imgWednesday Apr 28, 2021 Another Lions blow as George North is ruled out of tour with awful injury Wales star George North is out of contention for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa after confirming he has suffered a serious knee injury.ADVERTISEMENTIt is a major blow for Lions head coach Warren Gatland, who names his squad next week.North was hurt during Ospreys’ victory over Cardiff Blues last weekend, and he tweeted:“Sport can be cruel. We all know the risks when we take the field. Unfortunately, I ruptured my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) on Saturday and will need surgery next week. Heartbroken is an understatement.”The normal recovery period for such an injury is six-nine months.The Ospreys said: “The Ospreys can confirm wing George North has suffered an ACL injury to his right knee and will be ruled out for the rest of the season.ADVERTISEMENT“The Wales wing saw a specialist in London earlier this week and will undergo surgery next week.”North, 29, was widely tipped for a starting place in Gatland’s Test team against the world champion Springboks.He had been switched from wing to outside centre with great success by Wales head coach Wayne Pivac this season and played a key role in Wales’ Guinness Six Nations title-winning campaign.North has won 102 caps for Wales and played in all three Lions Tests against Australia eight years ago.ADVERTISEMENTIt is a second setback in 24 hours for Gatland after Wasps and England lock Joe Launchbury saw his Lions selection hopes ended, also by a ruptured knee ligament. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 6 WEEKS AGO Jason Robinson excited to make a difference… 6 WEEKS AGO Ruptured knee ligaments rule Joe Launchbury… 7 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Brown further opens up on events leading… 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ 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

Naegok V house / jhy architect & associates

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first_img Houses Year:  Architects: jhy architect & associates Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Homesys Korea ArchDaily Naegok V house / jhy architect & associatesSave this projectSaveNaegok V house / jhy architect & associatesSave this picture!© Kyung sub, ShinHouses•Seoul, South Korea South Korea Photographs 2012 Projects CopyAbout this officejhy architect & associatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeoulHousesSouth KoreaPublished on June 03, 2013Cite: “Naegok V house / jhy architect & associates” 03 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379442/naegok-v-house-jhy-architect-and-associates Clipboard Naegok V house / jhy architect & associates Construction Team: + 39 Share CopyStrutural Team:Moa EngineeringMechanical Team:TimetechElectrical Team:Shinhan eleSite Area:327.77 m2Building Area:152.026 m2Architect In Charge:Joo Heon YuDesign Team:Seong woo ParkCity:SeoulCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyung sub, Shin Save this picture!© Kyung sub, Shin The project is sited in a greenbelt zone of the south of Seoul, a region rich with green nature and springs. It has an atypical boundary, which is prominent feature for design site plan, comes from a redefinition of park zone on the north mountain, Guryong-san. Architect started to design Cheon_kyung_jae with site plan which could accomplish “open view” and “closed privacy”.”V” shape site plan which could accomplish spatial extraversion and introversion composed with a spring at the center as well as help to divide the volume to be seen the house proper from a pedestrian level. The project ventures how the house could absorb breathtaking scenery with friendly view from road level which is 3m lower than a ground, offering a diverse view and mutual intersection of exterior and interior space. This project highlights the composition of architectural and environmental features which motivate our senses to recognize space and materials ahead of the rational, as well as “high quality environmental ability” which is the central to the house criteria.Save this picture!© Kyung sub, Shin A main approach from the street level runs under the cheon_kyng_jae with stairways to the ground level where back yard and park area shown up to welcome. The architect decided to use garage of old house for under path entrance sequence not only reduce a cutting and fill up ground but also emphasize poetic scene of back yard with natural light and ventilation. After the second entrance, picturesque scene composed of water, rock, pine tree, mountain come into sight which represents the value of this house.Save this picture!© Kyung sub, Shin The architectural language, composed of straight lines, sharp angles and points of inflection, comes from the edge of the site, applied uniformly to this project interior and exterior as well. Various angles, above all, represent the spatial order and the metaphor of dynamism of life through interior elements. A waffle shaped ceiling element contains light and ventilation system in the living room is the specially designed sculptural element which makes space deeper visually through mirror effect.Save this picture!Plan This project incorporates high insulation factor, triple low-e glass window system, dehumidification by underground water, heat exchanger during the ventilation, integration of energy from photovoltaic, retrieval underground water, etc. to accomplish high quality environmental ability. Brick and staco-flex with outside insulation mainly used for exterior finish are carefully chosen by means of the sustainability as well as the possibility of material’s expression. Twisted brick walls, for instance, face the spring at the center of the house, remind swimming fishes in the water according to the sun position.Project gallerySee allShow lessTurkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of SpaceArchitecture NewsResearch & Design Center Proposal / Latitude StudioUnbuilt Project Share Year:  photographs:  Kyung sub, ShinPhotographs:  Kyung sub, Shin “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379442/naegok-v-house-jhy-architect-and-associates Clipboard Area:  294 m² Area:  294 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012last_img read more

CALA Homes launches East Lothian bursary

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first_img  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 CALA Homes has unveiled a £10,000 community grants scheme for East Lothian as part of its commitment to supporting the county.It is inviting community groups, charities and good causes to outline how financial aid from the CALA Homes Community Bursary would help them continue to deliver services and benefits to the area, with grants of up to £2,500 available.All applications must be received by no later than Friday 19th May 2017.The selection panel will include CALA staff drawn from various areas of the business, including surveying, architecture, planning and customer service.Derek Lawson, strategic land director with CALA Homes, said:“Hard-working groups are doing brilliant and vital work all across East Lothian, including local charities, children’s causes, educational and community organisations. They make a real difference to their communities.“They operate on very tight budgets and every day is a struggle when it comes to eking out the funds that keep them functioning. So, any sort of financial help or support can make a huge difference and they make such money go an incredibly long way.“We hope that our scheme can reach as many deserving groups as possible and make a real difference to some of these excellent causes.”Main image: (c) Wullie Marr/HPR Advertisement CALA Homes launches East Lothian bursary 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 www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Melanie May | 28 April 2017 | News  101 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Funding Scotlandlast_img read more

Abolish ICE, reunite families

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first_imgMcAllen,Texas New York City: Brooklyn Bridge Minneapolis Bay Area Cleveland San Diego Philadelphia Washington, D.C. Charlotte, N.C. Raleigh, N.C.center_img Chicago Kingston, N.Y. Atlanta Boston Buffalo, N.Y. Syracuse, N.Y. Los Angeles Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in more than 700 actions in large cities and small towns across the U.S. on June 30, the National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice. They denounced the Trump administration’s war on im/migrants, especially the inhumane separation of children from their parents at the U.S./Mexican border. Demonstrators called for family reunification, an end to detentions and the abolition of the hated Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.Protests arose against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy,” whereby all immigrants, including asylum seekers, are arrested, jailed and deported. Children are cruelly separated from their parents and detained.Seeing young children in cages and hearing their plaintive cries for their parents has enraged sympathetic people and spurred them into action. Strong protests pressured the White House xenophobe in chief to announce an end to child separation policies on June 20. To him, the “visuals of caged children weren’t good optics.”But, as MSNBC reported on June 29, over 2,000 youngsters are still separated from their parents. Shockingly, young children must appear before immigration judges alone, without guaranteed public defenders.In Washington, D.C., thousands of people rallied June 28 to demand the reuniting of immigrant families and an end to detentions, deportations and ICE terror. Signs read, “Abolish ICE!” Nearly 600 activists, mostly women, were arrested as they occupied the Senate Office Building.Families Belong Together initially called the June 30demonstrations. In solidarity with ­migrant families, hundreds of groups mobilized and participated, including Workers World Party and the newly formed Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees ­Everywhere.Here are highlights of demonstrations that WWP and FIRE joined.A FIRE delegation, comprised of activists from many states, joined protests in Texas border towns to support im/migrant families. Hundreds of local residents joined the June 30 demonstration in the city of McAllen. It was the first protest for many, whom the migrant crisis motivated to participate in this intergenerational, multinational, multigendered action.The day’s action took place outside a U.S. Border Patrol station. ICE and the Department of Homeland Security dominate McAllen, the site of the U.S.’s largest detention center.Youth organized and emceed the rally, and in the open mic session, welcomed FIRE speakers Richard Kossally, Gabby M., Lizz Toledo and John Parker. After they spoke, someone made a sign reading, “No one is illegal on stolen land!”The delegation talked with local Brown Berets and Poor People’s Campaign organizers. Many demonstrators signed FIRE’s mailing list, some interested in establishing a FIRE chapter centered in McAllen.— Nat Heathman, Gabby M., John Parker, Lizz ToledoTwo days earlier, 3,000 people joined a statewide demonstration in Brownsville, a border entry point, gathering across the street from the federal courthouse where detained migrants appear before judges. Signs called for ICE’s abolition.Activists from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas along the Mexican border joined that protest, which was organized by the American Civil Liberties Union. Members of La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) formed a circle and passed around a microphone to discuss the issues.People then marched around the courthouse. They tried to storm the courtroom to show solidarity with the migrants inside, but police only allowed a small delegation to enter.— Gloria RubacIn the Greater Fort Worth area, 500 people at the Tarrant County Courthouse demanded justice for migrant families. Rally speakers called for ICE’s abolition and the reuniting of families. After marching to the Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building, the crowd heard wrenching stories from people who had been harmed by ICE and by police cooperation with that inhumane agency.The crowd greeted by phone a woman who, while unable to attend, wanted to tell her story: ICE separated her family. Demonstrators cheered her on, telling her that many people support her right to be in the U.S. and seek a better life for herself and her family.— Kent Allen HalliburtonEast CoastSome 15,000 people marched in Boston to protest the criminal treatment of migrants. They rallied outside the JFK Federal Building, site of the immigration court. Mahtowin Munro of United American Indians of New England emphasized that no human being is illegal on stolen land. Other speakers represented the Student Immigrant Movement and the Matahari Women’s Center.Marchers to Boston Common chanted, “Abolish ICE!” There, a key speaker was Doris Landaverde, an organizer with Service Employees Local 32BJ and the Harvard Temporary Protected Status Coali­tion. Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers, and FIRE provided sound.Cosecha and the Student Immigrant Movement rallied at Wellington Common Park. Afterwards, the crowd marched to the South Bay Detention Center, chanting, “P-O-L- I-C-E! ICE and cops are family!”There, undocumented immigrants told their stories. The Justice4Siham campaign and FIRE Boston members spoke. Protesters chanted, “We see you!” to detainees, who banged their fists on the windows, waved and thanked the crowd.Twenty activists from Cosecha, IfNotNow and other organizations were arrested for sitting on detention center steps.— Sam OrdóñezIn Buffalo, N.Y., hundreds of people went from the federal court building to the ICE detention center to demand the racist attacks stop. Students, community activists, retirees, local immigrant rights groups and labor unions participated.— Buffalo WW BureauA muffled roar rumbled through the hot, empty streets of downtown Syracuse, N.Y., as 500 people chanted, “Abolish ICE!” as they went from Perseverance Park to briefly block the doors of the local ICE office on Clinton Street. There, a banner was hoisted over the entrance reading: “ICE kidnaps migrants here! Abolish ICE!” After hearing speeches, people moved to block the garage entrance where ICE vans take away kidnapped migrants.The multinational, multigenerational and multigendered crowd was organized by the Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network in conjunction with the Workers’ Center of Central New York, New York Immigration Coalition, Syracuse Peace Council, Palestine Solidarity Collective, Syracuse Child Care Collective, Syracuse Tenants United, Indivisible Syracuse, ISO-Syracuse, Democratic Socialists of America and others. Security was provided by Service Employees 1199 members and the New York Civil Liberties Union.— Minnie Bruce PrattPeople finishing the service at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in quiet Rhinebeck, N.Y., joined others outside on the lawn. Over 200 people condemned the U.S. government’s mistreatment of migrants, asylum seekers and their children.In Kingston, a small city 100 miles north of New York, a few hundred people gathered on the City Hall lawn for a bilingual Spanish-English rally. A favorite placard slogan was “Nobody leaves Mid-Hudson!” which was also the defiant name of one of the organizing groups. Planned Parenthood was another key organizer.— John CatalinottoOver 100,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. WWP, FIRE and People’s Power Assembly members marched with a left coalition of groups in the migrant movement, including the Committee against Anti-Asian Violence, Laundry Workers Center, Families for Freedom, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Equality for Flatbush, Flatbush Tenants Coalition, DESIS Rising Up & Moving, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice and Community Action for Safe Apartments.The contingent’s signs and chants called for abolishing ICE and the racist police and prison system, and ending the occupation of Palestine and all U.S.-sponsored wars.FIRE’s impressive banner called for closing detention centers, opening the borders and granting refugees asylum. The crowd cheered the contingent and passing drivers honked, showing popular support for a radical movement against ICE in this city.— John SteffinLed by the group Juntos, over 4,000 people packed Logan Square in Philadelphia to condemn racist attacks on immigrants and refugees. WWP helped convene an anti-imperialist contingent, which included the Comité Boricua Filadelfia-Camden, Mobilization for Mumia, the International Action Center and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.Protesters called for an end to family detention. For many years, there has been a struggle to close the Berks County Detention Center, located 70 miles outside Philadelphia.Speakers expressed solidarity with the struggles of immigrants and refugees worldwide, including the Palestinian people. One speaker received an enthusiastic response when explaining that U.S. imperialism causes migration and displacement. Many speakers stressed that building a fighting movement is the way to win justice. After the rally, hundreds of people marched to the regional ICE office.— Ben CarrollSouthSome 7,000 people converged on downtown Raleigh, N.C., to march and rally. Co-hosting organizations included El Pueblo Inc. and North Carolina Asian Americans Together.Speaker Eva Panjwani, who mentioned FIRE, denounced the racist, classist rhetoric used to dehumanize immigrants and stressed that U.S. imperialism causes people to leave their homelands. At the front of the march, the WWP contingent’s banner read: “Abolish PolICE! End Border Militarization #ChingaLaMigra!” The protest ended at Bicentennial Plaza outside the North Carolina General Assembly.Martha Hernández, a Latinx mother, immi­grant and beloved community orga­nizer with Comité de Acción Popular, con­demned ICE and police department collaboration, citing the 287(g) delegated authority program implemented in Wake County. Hernández emphasized the importance of working-class unity to combat the “crimmigration” system and capitalism.— Myles FlowersAn Immigrants Rights Vigil was held in First Ward Park in Charlotte, N.C., to condemn U.S. immigration policy. Indivisible Charlotte, Action NC, Comunidad Colectiva, Charlotte DSA, the Latin American Coalition, Shining Stars Academy and the Coalition for Cultural Compassion planned the event.Speakers condemned Trump’s family separation policy and migrant detention camps, and some called for abolishing ICE and demilitarizing the border.Imam Yahya Ederer, representing the Muslim Community Center of Charlotte, condemned the U.S.’s genocidal history: “This country was founded on class warfare and racism. … Natives that lived here were genocidally taken out by white Europeans. … We can change the future.”State Congressperson Alma Adams compared migrants in detention centers to Nazi concentration camp prisoners. She recited Martin Niemöller’s words about the Nazis targeting group after group until he himself was detained.— Enzo NiebuhrSeveral thousand people descended on Atlanta’s City Detention Center in solidarity with detained immigrants, some of whom looked out from their cells through small slits.Then the crowd, which stretched for blocks, marched through the city. Calls rang out to abolish ICE and unite families. At the Richard B. Russell and Martin Luther King Jr. federal buildings, speakers included Latinx and Muslim activists keen on uniting their struggles.Returning to the detention center, a dedicated group of protesters established an encampment outside. To many, the ACDC is a testament to the brutality of U.S. immigration practices. In 2017, Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel, a detainee there, died after gross medical neglect.Many participating organizations demonstrated earlier in the week to denounce the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the anti-Muslim travel ban and to oppose inhumane treatment of migrants.MidwestOver 2,000 people demonstrated in downtown Cleveland on the national day for im/migrant rights called by Families Belong Together.There have been two major workplace raids in northeast Ohio during the current wave of ICE terror. One of the raids was conducted on Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky where ICE dragged away 114 workers.A number of children whose parents were arrested at work and detained spoke at the rally of the fight to release them. To show solidarity with the families, twitter #LosNinosDeCorses.— Susan SchnurMultiple actions took place in Chicago against ICE, family detention and the criminalization of immigrants. On June 29, people in the Pilsen neighborhood heard testimonies by people whose loved ones had been detained or deported. Speakers from the Pilsen Alliance, Comité de Justicia por Ayotzinapa and the Arab American Action Network called for ICE’s abolition, dissolution of borders and an end to U.S. imperialism. Afterwards, the crowd marched to Cook County Jail.On June 30, over 60,000 Chicagoans congregated in Daley Plaza to support persecuted immigrants and demand an end to family separations. Forces advocating the abolition of ICE and the police formed a contingent comprised of youth of color — who were drumming and leading chants — socialist organizations and militant immigrant rights groups. They exposed the role that municipal administrations play in the deportation machine; ICE leases jails from suburban governments to house people slated for deportation. Demonstrators called for freeing everyone held captive in Illinois.— Kaitlyn GriffithWWP also joined protests in Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.West CoastThousands in San Diego rallied at downtown Waterfront Park, condemning the racist immigration policy of Washington’s capitalist government. WWP members held a banner reading, “Abolish ICE! Open the Borders!” and distributed hundreds of copies of WWP newspaper. People in four other cities in this large county also staged protests. — Bob McCubbinTens of thousands poured into the streets of Los Angeles, many from the city’s huge Latinx migrant communities. The largest crowd gathered at City Hall at a rally called by groups including the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights. Hundreds of signs called for family reunification and ICE’s abolition.Congressperson Maxine Waters got the greatest response. She has received death threats after calling for people to confront Trump administration officials over their zero tolerance policy and separation of migrant families. Singer John Legend encouraged everyone to join the movement.The ICE Out of LA Coalition demonstrated at the mayor’s residence. Also, hundreds of people gathered outside the federal detention center, which imprisons many immigrants. In a moving scene, protesters held signs and chanted messages of solidarity while detainees rapped on their cells’ glass windows in acknowledgement.— Scott SchefferThousands turned out in California’s Bay Area, with the largest event in San Francisco, beginning at Dolores Park in the Mission district and ending at the Civic Center. Signs read, “Abolish ICE!” “Queers for Open Borders!” “From Palestine to Mexico, Racist Walls Have Got to Go!” and “No human being is illegal!” Heartbreaking signs mentioned separated loved ones.Over 1,000 people rallied at the Richmond Detention Center, where 200 people are in ICE custody. Cat Brooks, African-American candidate for mayor of Oakland and Anti Police-Terror Project leader, spoke: “I stand here as a Black woman who knows what it feels like to have the boot of white supremacy on my neck. This is state terror. This is an American concentration camp, not a jail.”Hundreds rallied at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley. Another rally took place at Lake Merritt in Oakland.— Terri KayAbout 10,000 people rallied at the Seattle-Tacoma Federal Prison where 200 migrants, mostly women, are jailed. One-third of them have been involuntarily separated from their children. The crowd shouted, “Shame! Shame!” Women from the Latinx community chanted: “No están solas! You are not alone!” to reach their sisters inside.Maru Mora Villapando, Northwest Detention Center Resistance coordinator, won a temporary reprieve from an ICE court on June 26. The agency had tried to silence her by ordering her deportation. That day, 250 people rallied outside the court in solidarity with her.Afterwards, they marched to the federal courthouse and joined another 250-person rally opposing Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban, organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, One America and other groups.— Jim McMahanPhotos: Brenda Ryan, Joseph Piette, Harold Rothman, Ben Carroll, John Catalinotto, G. Dunkel, Ellie Dorritie, Minnie Bruce Pratt, WWP Durham, Nick Robinson, Bob McCubbin, Kaitlyn Griffith, Scott Scheffer, Alice Loaiza, Susan Schnur, Steve EberhardtFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

South Carolina prisoners: Society turns people into criminals

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first_imgJared Ware conducted this interview after an April 15 rebellion at Lee Correctional Institution, a South Carolina maximum security prison. It was the deadliest prison uprising since the Lucasville Uprising on April 11-21, 1993. (Lucasville prison uprising 25th anniversary, Workers World) Individuals inside Lee who participated are identified by their initials for safety. One of these prisoners identified as a member of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, the group of imprisoned human rights advocates who initiated the National Prison Strike of Aug. 21 to Sept. 9. This is part 6 of a series available at workers.org.S: People aren’t born criminals. They are criminalized by the environments they are socialized within. The U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment is proof alone that the mass amount of the warehousing of prisoners is not by accident. [Ed. The amendment permits slavery to be imposed on people convicted of a crime. The post-Civil War historical context was the attempt to re-enslave freed African-American people as workers in the U.S. South.]Even prisoners convicted of violent crime or who may be involved in violent activities, they may one day return to society. People’s cases can be overturned, some have got max-out dates, some may make parole. Wouldn’t it be wise to be implementing programs that would better the prisoners, not make them worse? They should want to heal anything that they consider to be “sick.”Society promotes and produces violence. People ain’t getting like that in prison, they’re already like that out there in society. Some of these guys that are locked up in here are juveniles. That’s a learned behavior. They weren’t born violent.D: Most prisoners, when they come to prison, come with the mindset that they want to get themselves together, and I think a lot of people miss that [fact] right there. Even the ones that are labeled violent. And when I hear people say “violent,” we have to be careful with that term. We’re seeing politicians saying, “We’re not going to be supporting violent offenders.” It’s a new theme now, just to promote policies [that benefit] “nonviolent offenders.” And that kind of sickens me because, at the end of the day, who determines what’s violent? Who determines what’s a violent offender? To me, a bunch of people making up these laws, they determine what’s violent and what is not.The people they want to categorize and label as violent offenders, for the most part, these brothers and the women come into prison, they come with the mindset that they want to do the right thing. But I think the minute they enter through those gates, and the minute they begin to observe their surroundings, they begin to recognize immediately that any change they wanted to do, they don’t need to do it, because they’re going to be perceived a certain way, and they’re going to be handled a certain way, and it’s going to be a lose-lose situation for them.People have to understand that humans are entering through these gates and becoming prisoners, and in the process of that, the environment here is making it worse. It is creating something in these prisoners that is a lot worse than when they came in, at least for a lot of these guys and women.Once again, [the prisoners] may have done some terrible things out there, but for the most part, when they start going through [the system] and they recognize the days ahead of them, they want to change. They want to do something different. Hell, I know I was about that when I came in here, until I went through the “reception and evaluation center,” and saw it wasn’t going to work out that way.That is another reason why some people want to group up. Some people want family here as well. I like to call them street formations [as opposed to using the term gang]. People need someone that can look out and care for their best interests, too. Not just in the protection role, but also somebody that gives a damn, because the system is so cold. So when you’re sitting here, and you’re drinking, you’re smoking, you’re dabbing, you’re talking about your loved ones with your homeboy there, that’s a different feeling versus when you’re looking just at the prison itself, which is a cold place.Everybody looks for some sense of comfort, some sense of love, which is another reason I think the prison system eliminating our contacts, our family ties, is really detrimental to prisoners re-entering society successfully.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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