LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Wasps Jamie CudmoreDid someone say 99? Unfortunatley Jamie Cudmore yet again fails to hold back his temper, and Tim Payne is the first to feel a punch from the Clermont blindside, who later sees yellow. It descends into a full-on brawl, with even the crowd joining in!
Brive encounter: Shane Geraghty hopes to mark an eventful stay in France with success in the Amlin Challenge CupNO DOUBT about it, Shane Geraghty’s stint in Brive has been eventful, writes Gavin Mortimer. The 25-year-old was to the fore again on Sunday, steering the unfashionable French club into the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup courtesy of a 15-11 defeat of the Scarlets. As usual Geraghty made sure his shock of blond hair was noticed, not just by the quality of his game but also by a reckless tackle that earned him ten minutes in the cooler. Geraghty finished the game nursing a knock to his shoulder, the same one he injured on the opening day of the Top 14 season against Agen. Fortunately this time around the damage to the former England fly-half seems slight.The original injury sidelined Geraghty for five months and derailed his plans to try and force his way back into the England reckoning three years after he won the last of his six caps. His return came against Perpignan on 28 January and coincided with Brive’s first league victory in almost three months. Two more victories followed in quick succession, against Stade Français and Lyon, but Geraghty was then banned for 20 days (along with team-mate Pablo Henn) as a result of a brawl during the win over Lyon. Geraghty was found guilty of “striking another player with the hand, the arm or the fist” but the ban had run its course by the time Brive met the Scarlets.That victory against the Scarlets means Brive travel to Biarritz on 28 April for the right to meet either Toulon or Stade Français in the Challenge Cup final next month. For English fans the ideal scenario would be Toulon against Brive, a final that would pit Geraghty against Jonny Wilkinson.In 2007 Geraghty was the 20-year-old tyro tipped to oust Wilkinson from England’s World Cup squad. He burst onto the international stage in stunning style, coming on as a substitute against France in the 2007 Six Nations and inspiring England to a memorable 26-18 victory. The Guardian described Geraghty – who created the match-winning try – as “sublime” and added that “Wilkinson now has some serious competition”. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But the rivalry never materialised. Despite winning another cap against Wales that season, Geraghty failed to make Brian Ashton’s World Cup squad. When Martin Johnson took over from Ashton the following season, Geraghty fell behind Wilkinson, Danny Cipriani and Toby Flood in the England pecking order.A move from London Irish to Northampton in 2009 failed to resurrect his England aspirations and last summer Geraghty made the decision to move across the Channel. “At Northampton I took one step forward, two backwards. I had the feeling I’d reached an impasse,” Geraghty explained last week in an interview with French newspaper La Montagne. “I didn’t want to go to another club in England. I wanted a new challenge, a place where I could develop as a fly-half.” Asked to compare the English Premiership with the French Top 14, Geraghty rates the latter the tougher of the two. “Here you have to fight for each point and the victories away from home have a lot more significance,” he said. “In the Top 14 the game is more forward-orientated. You have to first win the right to allow your backs to have the ball.”Geraghty believes Brive are capable of springing a surprise against Biarritz, although the club’s overriding priority is to avoid the drop to Division Two. They are ninth in the Top 14 and, with trips to Toulouse and Clemont to come, the relegation dogfight promises to be a bitter scrap for survival. Perhaps that’s why Geraghty is being non-committal about his future. Asked if he would be at the club next season, the Englishman replied: “We’re in discussion. Brive have been very good to me and I really like my life here, but I still need a little time to decide.”
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Did You Know?The NAACP was founded on February 12th, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. BLACK HISTORY MONTH – Jenny Whites Corner 1 COMMENT February 8, 2020 at 6:34 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSBlack History MonthHistory Channel Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleBook now, sail later Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The 2013 theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, marks the 150th and 50th anniversaries of two pivotal events in African-American history. From the History Channel The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. Please enter your comment! […] Online reference: https://theapopkavoice.com/history-black-history-month/ […]
Scientists have issued yet another dire warning on the climate crisis. In what the New York Times described May 6 as a “sweeping new United Nations assessment,” a 1,500-page report compiled by “hundreds of international experts and based on thousands of scientific studies” alerts the world that biodiversity around the planet is on a dangerous, alarming decline.Twenty or 30 years ago, most people might have skimmed this kind of article. Only those following the issue closely would have read the entire article, much less the full report. Today, the entire working class and especially those in the global South must know to read such reports carefully, as the loss of homes, land and lives affects more and more people around the world. The U.N.’s recent report, “UNEP/Global Environment Outlook 2019,” (available at un.org) concludes that “civilization and humans are accelerating extinction and altering the natural world at a pace unprecedented in human history.” It points out that this is not the first report about the Earth’s ecosystem, but it does elaborate how “human life is intertwined with the fate of other species.”The authors conclude that the devastation of nature has become so dire that piecemeal efforts are no longer adequate. It calls for “transformative changes that include curbing wasteful consumption, lessening agricultural footprint” and comes down on “illegal logging and fishing.”This report, like much other analysis, concludes that “humans” or “civilization” is to blame. But it is not “humans” in the abstract who are responsible for the decline in biodiversity or for climate change. It is the capitalist class and their system that are entirely at fault for creating this crisis. The report calls for “transformative changes” — and that is important. But that is not enough. What is needed are revolutionary changes. What is needed is an end to capitalism and building socialism. This is needed now, not tomorrow.Biodiversity — and humans — at extreme riskThe report’s statistics on the natural world are indeed alarming. The rain forests of South America, like the jungles of the Congo, are awe inspiring, with an abundance of diverse species not only stunningly beautiful to the eye, but necessary planetwide for the continuation of life itself.There is awe of another kind, however, at what is happening to the species in these areas — which have already declined by an awful 20 percent.According to the report, “Activities like farming, logging, poaching, fishing and mining are altering the natural world at a rate unprecedented in human history.” The report estimates that biodiversity loss will accelerate through 2050, just a short 31 years from now. As local climates change, in which fish, mammals, plants, birds and insects evolved over millennia, the very existence of these species is in danger.‘Our Planet’ is a must-see A recent Netflix documentary series, “Our Planet,” highlights the all-encompassing connection between these diverse species in our world and human beings. The film opens with narration affirming the U.N. report that in the space of one human lifetime, the whole world has changed. In the last 50 years, wildlife populations have declined by a whopping 60 percent. Walruses are shown grasping for new space to live on a rocky island because the ice that once provided their home has melted. With no ice, extreme overcrowding leads to stampedes and death. Walruses are having to climb up stony cliffs in search of living space. They are seen plunging from the dangerous cliffs that cannot sustain them. Their bodies pile up in an eerie graveyard on the water’s edge. The documentary points out that orangutans–indeed a spectacle to behold– are dying at a rate of 100 a week. Only recently this animal was discovered to use tools — a fact highlighting the similarities between humans and the other great apes, our evolutionary cousins.Why are orangutans dying so rapidly? It’s because some capitalist has decided to clear the animals’ habitat to grow palm oil trees. As a result of that decision, 75 percent of their jungle habitat has disappeared. It’s true that palm oil is useful to humans, especially for medicinal use such as prevention and treatment of cancer, dementia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and malaria. But the real issue is about how decisions are made about the land and the species that live there. Capitalists are making those decisions merely to further their drive for profits. By the end of “Our Planet,” the viewer is committed to saving not only humans, but the natural world from the climate crisis. You might find yourself Googling “eco-warrior!”All life is connectedIf the natural world is in decline, it is an understatement to say that humans are dramatically impacted — because the relationship is as decisive as life and death. Humans cannot live without food security, clean water, clean air — and these are dramatically and negatively affected by climate change.Humans are producing more food than ever. Now. But if there are no bees or other insects to help pollinate fruits and vegetables, people won’t have these foods to eat. Only a fraction of the living creatures on Earth, about 1 million species, have been identified. Scientists estimate there may be 8 million plant and animal species still to identify. But these and other species may cease to exist before they are even recognized. Extinction rates are “currently tens to hundreds of times higher than they have been in the past 10 million years.” (New York Times, May 6)Land is being ravaged. Forests being cleared for farmland, for unplanned roads and cities that mainly aid the travel of capital, have meant that “three-quarters of the world’s land area has been significantly altered.” Though tropical jungles and rainforests provide medicines — like the ingredients for aspirin — the unplanned, uncontrolled exploitation of these resources for corporate profit is also driving plant species toward disappearance.What then for humanity? As the Earth is changed by fossil fuels, as ice caps melt away, the warming of the globe and rising seas result in danger for all the planet’s biodiversity. Just as walruses lose space, so too do humans find themselves uprooted and endangered. Jakarta, Indonesia, is one of many examples. A city of 10 million, Jakarta faces “obliteration by rising seas and sinking land. Models predict that by 2050, 95 percent of north Jakarta could be submerged.” (Wired, May 2)Who is to blame?Who decides what is planted, where and how to log? Who has the equipment to enter the rainforest and pillage its resources? Who decides that palm trees are more important than keeping the rainforest’s land inhabited by its indigenous species?It is not adequate to say “humans” are making these decisions. An impoverished worker in Kerala, India, may have no choice but to place fishing nets and ropes to trap and kill sea turtles. That worker must eat and support a family. But who will stop the Trumps of the world from buying and selling ivory? That act has killed off nearly 7,000 elephants — wondrous social, communicative, memory-bearing creatures — in the last two years alone. Who decides when to practice agricultural monoculture rather than grow more than one crop and thus replenish the soil’s natural nutrients? Who decides where, when and how much to clear in the Amazonian forest? With a fascist president in Brazil who is a climate-change denier, who will protect the Amazon? The U.N. can publish all the groundbreaking reports it wants, but that won’t and can’t stop President Bolsonaro. Will the capitalists of Indonesia allow the government to move a city of 10 million fairly and safely? Will they pay for it? Will the government be up to such a task without the intervention of the masses?Are these decisions being based on human need — or on profit?According to the Decolonial Atlas website: “Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those companies — and they are mostly guys — have gotten rich on the backs of literally all life on Earth.” We should add “ultra-rich.”The most eco-sustainable country on Earth is socialist Cuba. In 2006 the World Wildlife Fund reported Cuba to be “the only country in the world to reach a sustainable development, because the country covers their present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (tinyurl.com/y2t3w9bj) Merely compare Florida’s coral reefs to Cuba’s, and you will see that the former look like a cancerous lung, while Cuba’s are sparkling with health. China, with its centrally planned economy under the aegis of its Communist Party, is actively combating global warming. The Environmental Defense Fund admits, “As the United States steps away from global climate leadership, China is stepping up.” Even though China has become “the factory of the world,” it has exceeded the pledges made in the Paris Accords to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, while the U.S. government has walked away from the accords and even denies global warming.It is capitalism that created climate change. It is socialism that will resolve it. Only a planned economy based on solidarity and human need, not avaricious profit, can adequately and genuinely deal with the effects of climate change. Remember Hurricane Katrina. Remember Hurricane Maria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News July 27, 2017 – Updated on July 28, 2017 Israelis obstruct media coverage of Al-Aqsa Mosque crisis The Israeli security forces have used intimidation, denial of access, violence and at least one arrest to limit or prevent media coverage of the demonstrations and clashes sparked by the introduction of additional security measures around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance At least ten Palestinian reporters and photographers have been injured during clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and Bethlehem since the crisis erupted on 14 July. The cases monitored by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) include those of four journalists who were either hit directly by Israeli police or by stun or teargas grenades. Afeef Amera of the Wafa news agency was hit in the chest, while Fatima Al Bakri, a reporter for the Palestinian TV channel Al Quds sustained a slight injury to the head. Faiz Abu Rmeleh, a photographer for the Turkish news agency Anadolu and the photographers’ collective Active StillsActive Stills, was beaten by Israeli security forces during a demonstration on 25 July. A video posted by Active Stills shows him being manhandled as he is being arrested. The journalist Fatima al Bakri was beside him at the time. “The Israeli police beat him so that he would stop filming the crackdown on the demonstrators.” Peter Beaumont of The Guardian newspaper told the +972 website: “Faiz was photographing. Several [officers] made a beeline for Faiz and grabbed him. The only reason appeared to be that he continued taking photographs.” Rmeleh later told the website that he was beaten while being driven away in a police car, that he was manhandled and interrogated in a humiliating way for several hours, and that he was not released until 4 am. “Media freedom must be preserved even when security measures are being stepped up,” RSF said. “A democratic country cannot deny journalists access to tense areas for fear of negative coverage. It must also differentiate between journalists, demonstrators and trouble-makers.” The Foreign Press Association expressed outrage at the absurdity of the measures taken by the Israeli authorities. “While tourists were given access to the Old City, journalists were held for questioning and relegated to distant positions totally useless for reporting or taking relevant photos,” the FPA said “While security issues may be understandable in volatile, high risk situations, it is unclear how these areas are today open to tourists while accredited journalists and photojournalists are deliberately being kept out. This appears to be a kind of innovative censorship that is surprising in a country that prides itself on press freedom.”After the latest incidents, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate called on Wednesday for the creation of an international committee to investigate the behaviour of the Israeli security forces, which, it said, was deliberately designed to prevent journalists from covering what is happening in Jerusalem. Threat to close Al Jazeera bureau Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu meanwhile took advantage of the clashes in the Old City to reiterate his desire to close Al Jazeera’s bureau in Jerusalem, accusing the Qatari TV broadcaster of continuing to “stir violence around the Temple Mount.” On his Facebook page, Netanyahu wrote: “I have spoken several times to law-enforcement authorities demanding the closure of Al Jazeera’s offices in Jerusalem. If this does not happen because of legal interpretation, I will work to enact the required legislation to expel Al Jazeera from Israel.” Israel is ranked 91st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en esplanade des moquées (c) AFP IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence News Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 8, 2021 Find out more IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence June 3, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa News
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Sign up for DS News Daily Some of the the biggest drops in delinquency were seen in federal home loans, notably FHA loans, according to new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey. Marina Walsh, MBA’s VP of Industry Analysis, noted that the MBA will “continue to monitor the credit profile of new FHA loans, as changes to this profile can have a noticeable impact on future delinquency rates.””Mortgage delinquencies decreased in the third quarter across all loan types—conventional, VA, and in particular, FHA,” said Walsh. “The FHA delinquency rate dropped 100 basis points, as weather-related disruptions from the spring waned. The labor market remains healthy and economic growth has been stronger than anticipated. These two factors have contributed to the lowest level of overall delinquencies in almost 25 years.”Delinquency rates have fallen to their lowest rate in 25 years, and on a year-over-year basis, total mortgage delinquencies decreased for all loans outstanding. The delinquency rate decreased by 56 basis points for conventional loans, decreased 74 basis points for FHA loans, and decreased 23 basis points for VA loans.The FHA delinquency dropped the most from the second quarter, by 100 basis points, to 8.22%, and the VA delinquency rate decreased by 31 basis points to 3.93%. The total delinquency rate for conventional loans decreased 61 basis points to 3.00% compared to the second quarter. Additionally, the three states with the largest decreases in their overall delinquency rate were states impacted by weather in the previous quarter: Alabama (81 basis points), West Virginia (78 basis points), and Mississippi (73 basis points).Many of the loans that fell into delinquency were older loans. One key finding in the survey was that just 14% of all seriously delinquent loans were originated in 2016 or later. However, 25% of FHA seriously delinquent loans were originated in 2016 or later. Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Where Mortgage Delinquency Rates Are Improving Most Where Mortgage Delinquency Rates Are Improving Most Tagged with: Delinquency FHA VA Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles November 15, 2019 3,500 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: HUD Reaches Settlement with Housing Providers Next: Ginnie Mae Issues $60.046B in Mortgage-Backed Securities Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Delinquency FHA VA 2019-11-15 Seth Welborn Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Subscribe
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Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ An 18 year old is due to appear before Omagh Magistrates Court today in connection with an attack on a taxi driver in Strabane in the early hours of yesterday morning.The man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, making off without payment and criminal damage.At around 1am yesterday morning the taxi driver picked up a fare in the Abercorn Square area of Strabane and took him to Glebe Gardens where the male passenger proceeded to assault the taxi driver and cause damage to his vehicle. Pinterest Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Man due in court charged in connection with Strabane taxi driver attack Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleEmergency services at scene of multi-vehicle crash near MuffNext articleFailte Ireland hosting Visitor Experience Development Plan workshops in Inishowen News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – January 14, 2020 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
JANIFEST/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A second nor’easter is barreling through the East Coast Wednesday, just days after a deadly storm tore through the region.At least 60 million Americans are in the storm’s path, and a treacherous commute home is expected for those in the Northeast.The storm is prompting flight delays and school cancelations across the Northeast. Over 2,500 flights have been canceled Wednesday.Very heavy snow is now pummeling Philadelphia and New York City. Snowfall rates may reach 1-3 inches per hour.Thundersnow — when thunder and lightening occurs during a snowstorm — was even reported in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.The heavy snow is expected to continue into Wednesday evening with gusty winds at times, potentially bringing power outages and downed trees.Wind gusts could reach 30-50 mph Wednesday evening from New York City to Boston.Very heavy snow is also falling in New England; in the coastal areas there is more rain than snow.Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible during high tide.By 7 p.m., the snow will be over in Philadelphia. Heavy snow will continue in New York City until about 8 or 9 p.m. when it will taper off. A rain and snow mix will remain in Boston for the overnight hours.By early Thursday morning the snow will be lingering in Boston and heavy snow will remain in northern New England.Philadelphia may see four to eight inches of snow and New York City could get six to 12 inches.Hartford is forecast to have seven to 14 inches of snow while Boston will only see two to five inches.Some suburban areas more inland of the Northeast cities, however, could see up to 2 feet of snow.This new storm is arriving just days after Friday’s powerful nor’easter ripped through the Northeast with strong winds and heavy rain. At least nine people died from Friday’s storm.The storm knocked out power to about 2 million customers. This morning over 100,000 customers were still without power.In New Rochelle, New York, resident Nicole Davis said she hasn’t had power since last Friday.Davis, her husband and 2-year-old son toughed it out in the cold house until Sunday with blankets, layers, flashlights and lanterns.But by then the temperature was “unbearable” and they left to stay with a friend, she told ABC News Wednesday.Now, Davis said she’s very concerned the new storm will delay attempts to restore the electricity.Another New Rochelle resident, Com Crocker, was also without power when Friday’s storm left downed power lines in his yard and a massive tree on the front of his car.“It’s been a rough several days for my family and me,” Crocker told ABC News Tuesday.While his family stays at a hotel, a generator is keeping a pump going in his basement to remove flood water.Crocker said he is also “pretty concerned” about the new storm but is grateful the massive tree missed his house.“We were lucky,” he said. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.