first_imgGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the September 2010 issue of Rugby World MagazineDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit TAGS: Book Review LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. What do you get when you mix one of the world’s leading sports historians with one of the best sports archives bar none? One hell of a read, that’s what. Tony Collins, Professor of Social History at Leeds Metropolitan University, devoted four years to scrutinizing RFU and IRB minutes at Twickenham, then writing this remarkable history of our game. “I wanted to get behind the myths,” he says, “but also to give the sport the same serious attention as you might see in a political or military history.”A 15-page bibliography testifies to the thoroughness of his work, and as a rugby league fan he admits to being shocked by the extent to which union’s rulers ostracized those of their own who had links – however tenuous – with the professional code. The RFU’s ‘scorched earth’ policy adopted after the 1895 schism alienated many amateurs in England’s north, but paradoxically did union a power of good. Had England had the pick of every rugby player in the land, they might have dominated for decades; instead, the likes of Wales, South Africa and New Zealand were able to take on and beat the Mother Country, giving rise to union’s global popularity. Not until 1986 could amateur players move freely between the two codes, and as late as 1994 Ady Spencer was forced to withdraw from the Varsity Match because he also played rugby league.Union’s relationship with league is but one plank of a book that neatly divides rugby’s history into social themes: class, money, war, imperialism. For those with a studious bent who missed it when it first appeared last year, Collins’s work is a must for your bookshelf.RW RATING 5/5BUY IT AT: RRP:  £19.99  PUBLISHED BY:  Routledgelast_img read more

first_imgTeresa GutierrezThis talk was given on Nov. 18 at the 2017 Workers World Party national conference in Newark, N.J.In these 100 years of global revolution, 58 of them have taken place just 90 miles from the shores of U.S. imperialism. It is an understatement to say that the glorious Cuban Revolution is a major accomplishment. We owe this mainly to Fidel Castro Ruz. In 2016, Fidel and one other person dominated world news. It was the year our beloved comrade Fidel died.Fidel was a genuine communist, an exceptional Marxist-Leninist and a staunch anti-imperialist. Cubans say he was such a visionary that he could see around corners. To live in the time of Fidel was a privilege — like having lived in the time of Lenin.Fidel built a movement that was able to wrest a nation away not only from its own capitalist class but from imperialism as well. Right under imperialism’s nose, Fidel built socialism. He defied countless acts of sabotage, including at least 600 assassination attempts on his life.How did he do this? What can we learn from Fidel and Cuba in order to do the work we need to do here?We in the party aim to defeat capitalism and build socialism. That is a mighty big task. W e might even humbly say bigger than the task of building socialism in Cuba. Which brings us to Donald J. Trump, the other major figure who dominated the news in 2016. Where Fidel stands for hope, for struggle, for equality, Trump represents the sick and rotten stench of capitalism. Trump is a white supremacist, a misogynist, anti-immigrant narcissist. Fidel unites, Trump divides. Fidel strives for peace, Trump pushes for war. Polar opposites.But what can the one, our hero, tell us about how to deal with the other, our enemy? Simply this: It is our duty to find the ways to fan the flames of mass struggle. To find the ways to open a national revolutionary struggle against Trump, Pence and all the rest. Pence wants to send queer people to conversion camps. Well, we have a camp for him.At this juncture it is our responsibility as revolutionary socialists to widen the struggle against white supremacy, to bring out the masses, to organize the fight like never before as it enters this new, heightened stage. The question is: How? Here is one way NOT to. The Democratic Party has coopted the term “resistance.” Hillary Clinton, a resister? Disgusting insult.The day after Charlottesville, Va., the movement, including our comrades in Durham, joined a protest organized by liberals to mourn the life of Heather Heyer. We asked organizers to let us speak. After all, we had been in Charlottesville. And what did these so-called “resisters” do? They called the cops on our comrades! A “resister” who calls pigs on Black and Brown activists is a disgrace. That is not a resister, but a class collaborator!Liberalism as it manifests itself in the Democratic Party is a challenge. It is a block to struggle, a derailment. For example, the unity against Trump between some Republicans and Democrats sows nothing but confusion. How can sanitizing and liberalizing warmongers and racists like George Bush and John McCain be helpful? It is not, because it completely lets the system off the hook.There are nuances, however, and this is where lessons from Fidel come in.One of the important pillars of Fidel’s work was building unity. Before 1959, Fidel worked to bring together many social forces to defeat Batista, including reactionaries.Fidel almost singlehandly built the Cuban Revolution. But of course it takes more than that. But he was able to unite an entire island. He embraced and led 10 million people to victory.What do we do here when hundreds or sometimes thousands are marching at actions called by the Democratic Party? Do we ignore them? Do we just let the liberals influence them? I don’t think so. For at that protest might be a 16-year-old who is OUR Fidel or Fidela or Fidelx.A seasoned Venezuelan revolutionary told me recently: “Es mejor una marcha de pendejos que un pendejo que no marcha.” It is better to have a march of dumb asses than a dumb ass that doesn’t march.We will go to those events — or most of them — but we will not unite with those who want to defeat Trump on an anti-Russian basis. Trump and Pence and all the rest must be defeated because of their white supremacist, anti-immigrant, sexual-predator views.What are our next steps in the fight against white supremacy? Let us turn to the working class. Go to every housing project, union hall, prison and city corner and urge on the fight against capitalism. Our party must be the best fighters for our class. Our founder Sam Marcy often said that we fight for socialism, but we must also be the best fighters for a street light.Fight for everything from education to health care, to defend and expand the Americans with Disabilities Act, to jail every goddamn killer cop — we must push the struggle further and further.A liberal pundit said that Charlottesville was the opening salvo in the fight between fascism and human decency. Wrong. Our Durham comrades showed that their takedown of the Confederate statue there was the opening salvo between fascism and the militant struggle against capitalism and white supremacy.Fidel once said that fascism would never take hold in the U.S. because he had confidence in the working class of this country. And he’s right. Because, after all, this is the class that gave the global working class May Day and Internatonal Working Women’s Day. That produced Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Emma Tenayuca and John Brown. It is this class that helped defeat the U.S. war in Vietnam, apartheid in South Africaq and so much more. This is the class that gave us the glorious Stonewall Rebellion.And it is youth today, here in the belly of the beast, who take the question of gender identify and LGBTQ oppression to a whole new level, transcending anything we have seen before, here or around the world.We have a party like no other in the world, steeled in the national question and defense against imperialism like nobody else. Class is primary, but racism is not secondary.Our party at moments of great peril rose to meet the challenge by organizing mass mobilizations to fight back. Workers World initiated and built the coalition that brought out 100,000 people on May 3, 1981, in the first great national demonstration against Reagan reaction. Workers World built the large Peace for Cuba rally in New York in 1992 to drive back the U.S. Congress’s moves to tighten the blockade.We, the communists, the party of the workers and the oppressed, the queers, the Black and Brown, Native, Asian and Arab, women, disabled — we’re the ones who can and must step up to organize the great mass resistance.In the coming days, we will unite to win the hearts and minds of the working class; reach out to the most advanced and even some of the most backward, for in that unity is the fight for peoples’ power, which is the only power that will defeat the system.Fidel, Che, Sam, Harriet, Malcolm, Jiang Qing, Lolita, Amilcar, Ho, we hear, we see you.And Cuba, you are right: socialism or death! Long live the Cuban Revolution! Viva Fidel! Viva Raul!Si se puede! Abajo con el capitalismo!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgThis is the gravity of the task ahead of us. And so much is beyond our control, as humans and as revolutionaries who only have our bodies and each other. Perhaps things have already tipped over the edge, perhaps at best our efforts are hospice care for the end, perhaps the aspiration to save humanity and change course is as impossible as stopping the Earth from revolving around the sun — but even then, we know we must try. And we must attempt this effort with great clarity.It is simply not enough to scoff at the Democratic Party and its genius and evil process of absorbing our class into the electoral arena where millions can vote while millions more perish. It is not enough to simply criticize the left for its shortcomings on questions of class and national oppression. It is not enough or even right to simply dismiss the sectors of our class — many of whom are young and oppressed and who are deeply dismayed with capitalism — as being self-absorbed for saying who we are as queer people, as women and trans people, as disabled people. As workers without work, we matter. We are up against this period of capitalism where we should understand a key characteristic to be the attempt of finance capital to stop, as much as possible, the very human development which could destroy it.Unfortunately we do not have the favor of the revolutionary fervor of the 1960s. We have 2019, for whatever it’s worth. And as it stands right now, I believe it’s worth $280 trillion, half of which is being held hostage by 1% of the world’s population.It is worth the 3.5 to 5 million women who formed a 385-mile wall around India’s western coast as they raised the issue of women’s oppression. It is worth the thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers worldwide who went on strike May 8. It is worth the more than a million students worldwide who walked out in March to protest climate change. It is worth the tens of thousands of teachers who went on strike in North Carolina, where striking is illegal, to demand funding for public education.It is worth the thousands of migrants who have, since last October, come charging against the gates of the empire. It is worth the thousands of McDonald’s workers on the picket lines in defiance of sexual harassment at the workplace. It is worth the millions from Haiti to France, Palestine to Venezuela and beyond who have taken to the streets demonstrating what proletarian democracy really means.It is worth the tens of thousands of prisoners who last fall went on strike demanding an end to slavery in its newest form.Preparing for the period aheadAre we prepared to fight for the worth of the world, the worth of our class? We must fight; we must put forward a revolutionary program and strategy that is capable of tearing down every wall in the workers’ struggle, jumping every barricade, and turning every corner where guns are pointed at us. And it cannot be stated enough, quite literally: Put the wealth of the world back into the hands of the world itself.Just imagine what it would take and what it could do if every worker and oppressed person would hit the streets, the banks, the workplaces and the bourgie condos and ask: Where is our money? Every worker has the right to make that ask. Are we prepared to receive the fervor and rage that this could unleash?A revolutionary program for this period not only requires a sharp political analysis of the conditions facing our class, it requires a level of rigor that wrestles with some contradictions and challenges new to communist tradition. The challenges and benefits of technology — of a world that is incredibly well connected and simultaneously incredibly surveilled by social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter — not only buy but sell data on who we are. These platforms are also warping our sense of reality, inundating our psyche with images of violent, capitalist oppression, and worse yet, limiting and repressing the fightback that is taking place within and outside of a digital landscape.There are many young people, new workers and precarious workers who are caught on a high wire between revolutionary consciousness and demoralization. There is a fatigue in knowing so definitively that the end of capitalism is near. And this fatigue pairs perfectly with the culture of individualism that capitalism has bred — especially here in the center of the empire. How do we offer a way which wins?We do not say to the distraught worker: Stop worrying about yourself! We say to the distraught worker, the demoralized youth, the oppressed person: Fight for what you deserve! Don’t fight each other! And don’t fight alone! Class solidarity mattersWe demonstrate that solidarity in this period is not lip service. We must be the harbingers of unity, no matter how difficult. But we must not make decisions foolishly — we must not mistake the urgency of this crisis as an opportunity to be rash, to cut corners or to not wrestle with the new conditions of this period which distinguishes it from many of the previous stages of capitalism.There is enough time for a breath, for ideological re-armament, to take our perspective to the highest level possible and in the most winning way possible. We must tell the truth about what is happening to our class, and we must be truthful in the role we hope to and can play as revolutionaries. This struggle did not start with us, and it is very possible that it will not end with us. But are we ready to take up the responsibility of giving our class a true, fighting chance? Our class is everywhere. How can we be everywhere with them? How do we fight and organize to make them the best fighters in their own best interests, the best carriers of history?Is this the year our class becomes a tsunami breaking the chains of capitalism? I don’t know. But I do know this has to be the year we get ready for the years ahead — some of which may be very long, some of which could pass by very quickly. We have no crystal ball, we are not psychics — in fact, we are better than psychics. We are communists, who know that the making of a socialist revolution requires many things. Perhaps foremost is the requirement that we are embedded in struggle, that we contend with reality to make sense of a historical imperative: the liberation of all humanity from capitalism and oppression. We’ve got to prepare our class to become manifest of its responsibility as the locomotive, the carrier of history. We must do this for the Birmingham Four, for Flint, Michigan, for Stonewall, for Mumia, for Leonard Peltier, for Leslie Feinberg, for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers, for the Haymarket Martyrs, for Sandra Bland, for Palestine, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Haiti, Libya, for the gravediggers of capitalism, and for the future of and the infinite possibilities of humanity.Black Lives Matter! Build a Workers World! Smash patriarchy! Free Mumia! Long live Stonewall! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Edited version of a talk by Loan Tran, a member of the Executive Committee of Workers World Party’s Interim Central Committee and a leading organizer of the Durham branch, at the WWP national strategy meeting held May 11-12 in Newark, N.J.Sarah Collins Rudolph refers to herself as the “fifth little girl” from the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four Black girls in 1963 — Carol Denise McNair, 11 years old; Carole Robertson, 14; Cynthia Wesley, 14; and Addie Mae Collins, 14. Sarah is captured in a famous photograph in a hospital bed with both eyes covered in gauze. Her sister and the three others were eulogized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while she remained in the hospital recovering.In the past 56 years since the bombing, she has not received a single apology from the city of Birmingham. No therapy, no treatment for her trauma and, perhaps to add insult to injury, she is still paying for the medical bills related to treatment of her eyes — her left one, which she lost, and her right one, which still has glass in it. No restitution and no acknowledgment that she was there and survived. She calls herself the carrier of history. She has lived with that day every day, and today she is witnessing the vile racism of Trump and every KKK member and neo-Nazi whom this administration embodies and enables. In 1973, four years after the historic Stonewall Rebellion, an arson attack killed 32 people at the Upstairs Lounge, a gay bar and haven in New Orleans — a city at the time where an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 people out of a population of 600,000 were gay and lesbian. Because being openly gay during that time was so dangerous and could get you killed, few family members stepped forward to claim the dead bodies. Those who survived were isolated and kept quiet because the fear they had was justified — identifying with the burn scars on their bodies meant losing their jobs and any semblance of security. And as the homophobic and transphobic history of this country would have it, many of those survivors would later die during the AIDS epidemic under the horrendous anti-gay policies of the Reagan administration.In 1994, Dr. John Britton and James Barrett, a clinic escort, were shot to death outside an abortion clinic in Pensacola. This same clinic was bombed before in 1984 and again in 2012. The My Lai massacre took place in 1968, where over 300 Vietnamese people were brutally murdered by U.S. troops who were trying to eradicate the Viet Cong and the National Liberation Front. In 1982, ordered by the Israeli Defense Forces, the Phalanges killed anywhere between 460 and 3,500 Palestinians in an effort to clear out the Palestine Liberation Organization fighters from Sabra and Shatila. And in 2004, a year after the Iraq War began, 42 Iraqi civilians were killed by U.S. troops during a wedding. Sara Collins Rudolph’s story perfectly captures what we mean when we say capitalism is dying. History is the past, but it is also the present. We do not have to reach backwards to tally deaths of our class given the ever-expanding empire. The killings in Palestine continue. The treachery of U.S. occupation continues. Just weeks ago three Black churches were set on fire in Louisiana. Now at least six Ferguson activists have been found dead. The Pulse shootings in 2016 earned the title of the worst hate crime against LGBTQ people in history, with a gunman who killed 49 queer people and left 53 others wounded on Latinx night in an Orlando club. Capitalism at a dead endThese massacres and shootings, bombings and fires should indicate to even the most minimally politically conscious person that capitalism and its tendrils — white supremacy and patriarchy — are dying, and as it drowns, it seeks to take as many with it as possible. In the course of its death, who will be the carriers of history? And of which history? I imagine for every Palestinian child killed, there is a sister; for every lesbian murdered, there is a lover or family member; for every Iraqi, Venezuelan, Syrian, Yugoslavian, there is a friend, a teacher, a parent, a neighbor. Faced with this painful reality for every oppressed person and worker here in the U.S. and abroad killed by police, by a boss, by a criminal billionaire like Jeff Bezos, a sexist lawmaker, a developer — there must be a communist, a revolutionary, an outside agitator holding a picket line, occupying an apartment building or an embassy under siege, defending the land, the water, the air. It is a matter of human life, not in the idealistic or the moralistic sense — but in a socialist sense — that only socialism has any chance of putting the wealth of the world back into the hands of the billions who have paid for it with their lives and labor. last_img read more

first_imgNews RSF urges Bangladeshi justice minister Anisul Huq (seen here on the left with Indian foreign minister Shushma Swaraj ) to ensure that attacks on journalists to not go unpunished (photo: Prakash Singh / AFP). BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolence May 19, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolence News Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Sagor Chowdhury, a video-blogger and editor of the 360 Degrees news site, was left with swollen, black eyes, multiple neck lesions and bruises all over his body after being beatenon the morning of 31 March in Borhanuddin, in the south coast district of Bhola, by five men led by Nabil Haider, the son of a local council leader, who tried to strangle him. Chowdhury was attacked after posting a video showing that rice sent by the central government for distribution to local fishermen – who were banned from fishing under the lockdown – was in fact being sold on the black market. Haider threatened to kill Chowdhury if he reposted the video on social networks.HospitalizedShah Sultan Ahmed, a reporter for the Sangbad Pratidin newspaper in the northeastern district of Habiganj, was seriously injured when he was attacked on 1 April by about 25 men led by a local council chairman armed with a cricket bat. At least five other journalists, including Mujibur Rahman, a reporter for the Dainik Amar Sangbad daily newspaper, Bulbul Ahmed of TV Channel S, and Habiganj Sultan, a reporter for Dainik Protidiner Sangbad, were also attacked when they went to his aid.Ahmed was attacked for reporting irregularities in the distribution of food packages to poor families and, in particular, for his interview with the representative of one of the families who said he had been given only 5 kilos of rice instead of the 10 kilos that had been promised.“Unacceptable violence”“It is intolerable that journalists trying to cover the situation and rights of the most disadvantaged sectors of the population should end up in hospital,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “These horrific outbursts of violence are all the more unacceptable for openly coming from local political representatives. We call on justice minister Anisul Huq to do everything necessary to ensure that the perpetrators and instigators of these attacks are tried before independent courts.”After Chowdhury filed a complaint, the police arrested Haider, who had filmed the attack on Facebook Live. In Habiganj, all of the injured journalists were rushed to hospital. The police said they would begin an investigation when the victims were able to file a complaint.A third case of violence was narrowly avoided on the evening of 31 March in the capital, Dhaka, when Habib Khan, a reporter for The New Age newspaper, saw a gang of drug dealers, whose activities he had covered earlier that day, arrive on motorcycles outside his home in the district of Tangail, and begin to attack it. He immediately alerted the police, who came quickly and chased the attackers away.Bangladesh is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en center_img to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bangladeshi government to ensure thatphysical attacks on two journalists in separate incidents in the past week do not gounpunished. Both reporters were badly injured while covering irregularities in thedistribution of government food aid to people unable to work because of a coronaviruslockdown. February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News Organisation February 22, 2021 Find out more April 8, 2020 Bangladesh: Surge in violence against reporters orchestrated by local officialslast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts June 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Florida urged to reconsider media restriction measure United StatesAmericas Organisation News Barbara A. Petersen, President of the First Amendment Foundation (FAF), which criticized the legislation, told Reporters Without Borders: “We need to be able to see what law enforcement is doing through videos of arrests or emergency call transcripts, especially if someone is killed.” United StatesAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Michael Bender, political reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, said there had been “some progress, but not a significant improvement from early on in his administration.” News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders called today on Florida Governor Rick Scott to urgently withdraw or amend a measure curbing access to details of murders which it said “seriously undermined” the media’s ability to investigate and the public’s right to know the truth about such crimes. It said it was a violation of the national constitution, which guarantees the right to inform and to be informed.The organization said the new law, enacted on 2 June and banning release of photos, videos or recordings connected with a murder, had ruined recent efforts to improve tense relations between the media and the governor’s office and provide greater media access.center_img David Royse, executive editor of the News Service of Florida, called the access issue “contentious” but said there had been improvements. While attempts to retrieve public records were still “slow and expensive,” Scott’s administration was no longer relying on press pools and Scott himself had given sit-down interviews. Mary Ellen Klas, Tallahassee bureau chief of the Miami Herald, also said access had improved but was “still a tight bottleneck, with his administration controlling the information and telling agency heads not to talk to the media.” In February, Reporters Without Borders spoke with Florida journalists and freedom of information advocates, many of whom said Scott’s media policy were “problematic.” Some noted encouraging improvements but said they were not enough. News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Kristen LunaKristen Luna, a Pasadena City College student and editor-in-chief of The Courier, has been named the recipient of the Emerging Reporters national scholarship from ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, nonprofit investigative reporting organization.A second-year communication arts major, Luna was one of only five students to receive the Emerging Reporters award, which is given annually to minority college students nationwide who demonstrate an aptitude for journalism and have a financial need to continue their education.Award winners will receive $4,500 per semester to cover their academic expenses. The students will also receive ongoing mentoring from a professional ProPublica reporter, and will visit the organization’s offices in New York for a week.“Winning the award means everything for me, especially for someone who had struggled to find her way,” said Luna, 30. “This validates the fact that I’m doing what I should be doing in life.”After graduating from San Gabriel Mission High School, Luna was the first in her Mexican-American family to go to college when she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. After two years as a visual merchandising major, she decided to drop out.“I wasn’t real passionate about it,” she said, “and it was expensive.”Luna put college aside and would spend most of her twenties supporting herself through various customer service jobs, including a stint as a nanny. “I just never really felt I had a calling in life. And the longer I was out of school, I felt it was harder to get back in. I still wanted to go back, though.”After being laid off two years ago from her job as a nanny, Luna would spend an entire year looking for work. That’s when she decided to go back to school.Luna enrolled at PCC last year with a dual interest in child development and photography, something she had picked up a few years ago. It wasn’t until after she had enrolled in a beginning journalism course that Luna had found her way.“After the class, Nathan McIntire [the faculty adviser of The Courier] encouraged me to join the paper,” she said. “He really pushed and supported my writing. I was nervous when I took his class because the last time I really wrote was back in high school. I never though that journalism was something I’d be good at.”McIntire immediately saw her talent as a scribe. “She quickly emerged as one of our finest writers,” he said.Luna would then immerse herself into The Courier, from copyeditor and distribution manager first to managing editor last semester.This fall, Luna assumed the duties of editor-in-chief of the 100-year-old, student-run paper. “The fact that Kristen is now leading the newsroom is a testament to her talent and remarkable determination,” McIntire said.Luna, who carries a 3.864 GPA, hopes to transfer in the Spring of 2017 to San Francisco State, where she plans on continuing her path to a career in journalism. One day, she hopes to work for National Geographic as a photojournalist.“I don’t really know how I ended up here,” she said. “But all I can say is never give up. I remember feeling how hard it was to keep hope. But you should never give up the idea that you’ll find what you’re meant to do.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Education The PCC Courier Editor-In-Chief Awarded Emerging Reporters National Scholarship By Gilbert Rivera, PCC Publications Supervisor Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 | 11:14 am HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. 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first_imgTwitter A nationwide artist development scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts CouncilThe Association of Local Authority Arts Offices (LAAOs), in collaboration with the Arts Council, present PLATFORM 31 – a national opportunity for artists to develop their practice and test new ideas of collaboration, research, audience development, place-making and sharing their work.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Designed to support and offer career development for 31 mid-career artists (one artist in each of the 31 local authorities around Ireland), there are two elements of support for participating artists in the scheme: financial and developmental. Participating artists will receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in themselves and their practice, combined with participation in an advisory and developmental framework and a peer network.For over 35 years Local Authority Arts Offices have worked directly with artists to ensure the arts thrive in all communities.  Working in a grass roots and foundational way has allowed Arts Officers to identify and to respond to the needs of artists, keeping the arts and cultural agenda focussed and relevant in changing environments.“We embrace the opportunity in our communities to inform and lead new ways of working collaboratively towards cultural development”, said Jenny Sherwin, Wicklow County Council Arts Officer.“At the heart of all of this are artists, the real animators of the arts in Ireland –  the writers, musicians, actors, performers, dancers and filmmakers. We envision this pilot scheme as a platform for these creatives to value their time, to showcase their work and their collaborations, sharing their learnings locally and nationally as a legacy of the project.”“The bursary seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, test new ideas, research new approaches and to reflect and engage with their artistic practice”, said Maureen Kennelly, Arts Council Director.“The Arts Council is delighted to partner with local authorities, who are responding thoughtfully and ambitiously to the challenging environment for artists. The carefully considered support network built into Platform 31 sets this bursary scheme apart.”The scheme will establish a peer networking framework for participating artists, introducing them to a pool of critical thinkers to share their work and learnings, and encouraging a national conversation about creating work in local contexts. The exact nature of this artist support framework will be informed by the proposals and interests of the 31 artists selected.The award is open to artists of any discipline and practice, based in Ireland, as well as multi-disciplinary practice and design of all kinds. It is designed to support mid-career artists who must have been in receipt of support/investment from a Local Authority Arts Office or the Arts Council within the last three years.Applications open from November 9th – 30th. For more information email [email protected] or see LifestyleArtsLimerickNewsNational bursary scheme open to artists from LimerickBy Meghann Scully – November 5, 2020 297 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Email Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleIncreased Demand From Health Conscious Consumers For Locally Produced Foods Results In Record Numbers Shopping in Limerick’s Urban Co-opNext article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos Meghann Scully Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesCourts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-43] Sanya Talwar6 Dec 2020 8:59 AMShare This – xCourts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginCourts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-43]Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Facebook Pinterest Facebook The downward turn in the numbers of people awaiting beds in Irish hospitals continues, but Letterkenny University Hospital has bucked the trend.There were eight people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH this morning, five of them on Emergency Department trolleys. That’s up five on yesterday’s figure, and the second highest figure in the state today.Nationally, the INMO says 64 admitted patients were waiting for beds in Irish hospitals this morning, the highest number, 9, at University Hospital Kerry. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleAll masses cancelled in Diocese of RaphoeNext articleCouncil office in Omagh closed for deep clean News Highland WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Eight people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp By News Highland – March 13, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Previous article‘Fines should be considered for not wearing hi-vis clothing’ – CrossanNext articleJohnson insists UK will leave by end of next month News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme HSE’s Health Protection Centre confirmed 3 flu-related deaths A leading health expert says it’s only the third time in 20 years that the flu season started in November.Yesterday the HSE’s Health Protection Centre confirmed 3 flu-related deaths while 324 people have been admitted to hospital.12 of those were admitted to intensive care units.Also, some children with cancer have had their chemotherapy treatment delayed due to an increase in the number presenting to emergency departments with the flu or winter vomiting bug.Dr.Kevin Kelleher, from the HSE. says infection rates can be cut if people stick to some simple rules.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – December 14, 2019 Twitter Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more