The second installment of iGB’s inaugural Most Influential Women list Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 13th July 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Email Address Topics: Strategy Most Influential Women 2018 II Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Shelly Suter-Hadad, COO/MD, Mansion Suter-Hadad joined Mansion as head of marketing operations in 2008, having entered the industry as a consultant a couple of years earlier. Ascending the company hierarchy steadily since then, she has been director of business development, CCO and now also managing director. Suter-Hadad led Mansion back into sports betting earlier this year, launching MansionBet via SBTech’s sportsbook and using its Chameleon360 platform. Since then, the new brand has inked sponsorship deals with Gibraltar’s World Pool MastersOne and horseracing’s York Cup. One judge described her as “completely committed and looking to buck the trend of the established players”. Suter-Hadad described the new product as “a very exciting challenge which is taking a considerable portion of my focus”. The launch is a bold move in a saturated market, but Suter-Hadad is taking a holistic approach to getting the brand USP, offering, digital presence and user experience right. “This includes leveraging on each effort across all marketing activities, including our CRM, acquisition channels and PR endeavours,” she explains. Her influence at Mansion and across the wider market was recognised with a Women In Gaming Award last year, the same year that she oversaw the rebrand of Mansion’s casino.com brand. Her advice to women wanting to make their mark on the industry is to think of yourself as a leader before all else. “Forget your nationality, your gender, your status or anything else holding you back,” she says. “Be brave! Go out there, speak up, share your ideas and take a chance! There is no perfect timing – good timing is good enough.” A natural mentor, Suter-Hadad says it is one of the most rewarding parts of her job to bring other people on and develop them. “Nothing is as rewarding as chaperoning someone through the process of self-discovery and development; setting audacious goals, achieving personal accountability and learning the power of persistence,” she says.Irina Cornides, CEO Group Marketing, Jackpotjoy Gaming Cornides has been CEO of the Jackpot Joy gaming brand since May, having successfully led its operations division since 2015. As one of the only female CEOs in the industry, she heads up a company that holds circa 22% of the UK bingo market. She joined the firm in 2014 following Intertain’s acquisition of bingo operator Mandalay Media, where she was managing director, which later became Jackpot Joy. She has also held senior roles at Party Gaming and BGO, as direct marketing manager and head of bingo, respectively. Cornides says after consulting for Roland Berger and completing her Master’s degree, she was looking for “an entrepreneurial industry where I could put data driven strategies into action”, when igaming came calling. “During a windsurfing holiday in Tarifa, I met Gibraltar-based industry professionals and my interest was piqued,” she explains. Reflecting on her recent promotion, she says: “My sole focus is to continue our stellar track record, outperform targets and further grow and solidify our market position.” Her new role gives her control of the UK’s biggest bingo brand, overseeing the entire Jackpotjoy portfolio across all European markets, and consequently control of the majority of group revenue and profits. Cornides says the broad remit of her position and the fast-paced, competitive nature of our industry is part of what appeals to her most about her job. Her advice for women hoping to replicate her success in the industry is to “trust in your capabilities and surround yourself with supportive people who believe in you; both professionally and personally”. With that foundation to work from, she adds that you are then able “to set ambitious goals, deliver your best and enjoy what you do”.Kostandina Zafirovska,CEO, BtoBet Zafirovska has been at the helm of Malta-based sportsbook and gaming platform BtoBet since January 2017, having served the previous two years as the company’s chief operating officer. She has more than 17 years of experience in computer science engineering. Alongside heading up BtoBet Zafirovska is on the executive board of Swedish software consultancy Seavus. She rose through the organisation, heading up several departments on the way, and assisted high-profile clients from various industries including insurance and finance. Her specialty has been designing and developing IT software products aimed at improving customer experience and simplicity of use. One of the projects she started working on almost five years ago was the development of the gaming and sports betting platforms that now constitute what she describes as “the backbone” of BtoBet. As such, she has seen the firm rise right through from its inception. Having overseen the launch and growth of BtoBet in a highly competitive market, she says her next challenge is “to influence the gaming community to embrace ever more the concept of advanced technology, and to recognize the value that this same technology has in terms of operational results”. One igaming exec described Zafirovska as “funny and charming” but “one of the most commercially shrewd and determined people you’ll ever meet”, while the judges saw her as the driving force behind a “technology challenger platform” and “making inroads in new markets”. This year alone BtoBet has articulated plans to expand in Italy and Peru. Asked what she would say to other women looking to excel in igaming she said: “Be confident, grasp every opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the field, and base your action on wisdom and integrity.”Denise Coates, CEO, Bet365 Last year Coates became the highest-paid CEO in the UK, paying herself an astonishing £217m. She is reported to have accrued a net worth of £3.5bn since the launch of Bet365 in 2001. Coates entered the industry as a cashier in her father’s small chain of betting shops before growing the family business to the online gambling behemoth that it is today. Coates’ career in igaming is not a story of breaking through; it’s one of crafting the industry we know today. “I was running the family chain of betting shops when the internet was in its relative infancy,” she tells iGB. “I saw the opportunity that the internet provided to build a market-leading sports betting provider. I knew that the shop estate I was running was only ever going to be a good regional player. So we set about developing sports betting software and Bet365 was born.” Coates’ vision manifested the igaming industry’s biggest brand, one that is instantly recognisable even to those that don’t use it to bet. Coates flies under the radar as much as she can as far as publicity goes, but she remains highly engaged with the business. She says the best part of her job is “the challenge and excitement of running a global business along with the satisfaction of providing high quality jobs” and says her ongoing challenge is to “always to be the best at whatever I do”. Asked for a few words of wisdom for other entrepreneurial women looking to make their mark on the world, Coates says: “Work hard and focus on the detail. It’s the detail that sets you apart.”Related articles: Most Influential Women 2018 The inaugural iGaming Business Most Influential Women list aims to raise the profile of women in the industry and showcase what women in our industry are achieving today, as well as how rewarding a career in the gambling industry can be, irrespective of background.This is the second installment of a three-part series online. To read more about how the list was drawn up, why we thought now was the time to do it and who the judges were read Most Influential Women 2018 published on 13 July, 2018.
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter West Virginia sports betting revenue hits $2.2m in January Email Address Licensed gambling operators in the state of West Virginia generated a collective $2.2m in sports wagering revenue in January, with mobile the most popular form of betting for consumers. 10th February 2020 | By contenteditor Licensed gambling operators in the state of West Virginia generated a collective $2.2m (£1.7m/€2.0m) in sports wagering revenue in January, with mobile the most popular form of betting for consumers.Players spent a total of $35.4m on sports betting during the four weeks through to January 25, 2020, winning $32.9m in the process.Retail was the main source of income during the month, with licensed operators reporting revenue of $1.2m after consumers bet $15.7m at land-based facilities across the state.However, though mobile generated lower revenue at $970,873, player spending was higher than that of retail, with consumers wagering a total of $19.7m via approved digital platforms.Read the full story on iGB North America. Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Sports betting Regions: US West Virginia
TAGSBCCIIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 DATES ScheduleIPL 2020 in UAE SHARE WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its all-important Governing Council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has decided to hold the 13th edition of the league from September 19 to November 10. This will include 10 double headers. And the evening matches will start at 7:30 p.m. IST.Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that it was decided to take the IPL into another week and that will see the final being played on November 10. The official also said that to ensure that there is enough spacing between games considering the strict protocol that will be in place, 10 double headers have been planned. Football Cricket Facebook Twitter ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kunal Dhyani – August 2, 2020 WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Latest Sports News Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Previous articleF1 British GP : Lewis Hamilton stays unstoppaF1 British GP : Lewis Hamilton stays unstoppable, wins British GP for record 7th timeble, wins British GP for record 7th timeNext articlePakistan tour of England: Younis Khan ‘wrongly made’ batting coach, says Shoaib Akhtar Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia Cricket Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Sport News IPL 2020 : IPL 2020 final dates released, Indian Premier League will be played from Sep 19th to Nov 10th by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndo“We have decided to go up till November 10 and so the final will be held on a weekday for the first time. Also, to ensure that there is enough gaps between games considering the travelling and the bio secure environment and keeping all these things in mind, we will have 10 double headers this season,” the official revealed.Asked about the starting time, the official said that it will be 7:30 p.m. IST for the evening games.“We have decided to bring it forward by 30 minutes from the regular time of the IPL which is 8 p.m. for evening games and we will start at 7:30 instead.”Asked if entry of fans were discussed in the meeting, the official said that these things can be taken care of in consultation with the Emirates Cricket Board.“It would be great to have some fans come in as that would boost the morale of the players for sure. But what needs to be remembered is that the safety of the players is priority. So, these are things we will discuss with the ECB at the right time,” the official said.Franchises have also been asked to start the visa process.“We have been asked to start our visa process,” an official of one of the franchises told IANS.The BCCI is also optimistic of getting the complete go-ahead from the government in the coming week to move the tournament to UAE.“The BCCI has received clearance from the Sports Ministry and we are hopeful of a positive response from the other departments quite soon as well,” a BCCI official had told IANS on Saturday. Latest Sports News Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive
Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton kicks the ball during the 2011 Rugby World Cup pool C match Ireland vs Russia at Rotorua International Stadium on September 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) 2011 Rugby World Cup Winner New Zealand 1/2Australia 8/1South Africa 10/1England 10/1France 12/1Ireland 18/1Wales 25/1Argentina 200/1Scotland 1000/1Samoa 500/1Italy 2000/1 Ireland’s top try scorer for the tournament Tommy Bowe (2) 6/5Keith Earls (2) 2/1Andrew Trimble (1) 10/1Sean O’Brien (1) 10/1Rob Kearney (1) 12/1 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LADBROKES RUGBY WORLD CUP BETTINGTo Reach the Semi finals New Zealand 1/50Australia 8/11South Africa 4/5France evensEngland 10/11Ireland 8/11Wales 11/8Argentina 12/1Scotland 33/1Samoa 20/1Italy 50/1To Reach the Final New Zealand 1/3Australia 9/2France 11/4England 9/4South Africa 9/2Ireland 11/4Wales 4/1Argentina 66/1Scotland 125/1Samoa 125/1Italy 200/1 Jonathan Sexton kicks the ball out during the Pool C match – Ireland v RussiaWith three wins from three, Ireland are now 8/11 with Ladbrokes to go further than ever before and reach the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup. As they head into their final pool match against Italy Ireland are the 1/8 favourites to top Pool C ahead of Australia at 9/2.Following a brace from Keith Earls against Russia, the Munster man is now in close contention to be Ireland’s top try scorer for the tournament at 2/1, just behind Tommy Bowe at 6/5.Hayley O’Connor of Ladbrokes said:“The odds have come crashing down for Ireland as their momentum in the tournament shows no signs of waning. We’ve seen a rush of money in the last few days to back Ireland to reach the semi-final which has now been cut to 8/11. This crop of players have already proved they are history makers and are 11/4 to reach the final in Eden Park. By that stage we’d be happily partying along with the punters no matter what the outcome.”Ireland are 18/1 to win the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks increasing their grip on favouritism as 1/3.
Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Brook Packard says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (4) Brandt Hardin says: May 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm Excellent point- Agitation and revolution are the objectives! And Trinity Wall Street (let’s get the name and the affiliation correct here- there is no church) taking the advice of the NYPD which has repeatedly done violence in Trinity’s name, changed the venue out of fear (so Christ like- watch out for the corn starch!) and then lied to those speaking about seats in the room. So, Trinity, just be honest. Say this wasn’t a teach in, it wasn’t a rally, it was a press event. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN By Lynette WilsonPosted May 1, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 May 2, 2012 at 10:19 am I believe it was the New York City Police dept. that advised Trinity to close the doors on this event. Perhaps in response to the following:NEW YORK (AP) -Posted AP May 1, 2012 12:48 pm EDTPolice in New York City say three letters aimed at scaring mailroom employees at Citicorp and News Corp. were filled with a white powder believed to be cornstarch.NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said the letters were mailed to The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and Citicorp. They arrived Tuesday. Seven other similar letters arrived at various banks on Monday.The letters Tuesday were kept in the third-level basement, and the News Corp. building on Sixth Avenue was not evacuated.The letters contained a threatening message that said “This is a reminder that you are not in control” and “Happy May Day.”OWS slogans like the above: Trinity “you do your business on the people’s backs,” only agitates. Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI May 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm The Occupy Movement is NECESSARY for our citizens to expose the corruption which Big Business has infected our Government with. Every single person occupying the streets and protesting Corporations is a hero and a patriot. I was compelled to lend a hand and create some new posters for the movement which you can download for free on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html Tags Wayne Kempton says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH May 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm I tried to attend this teach-in – promoted as a rally as well – with Diego Ibanez and another friend from OWS. The two of us, along with someone from the NY Press, were not allowed in. We were told there were no seats available. It turns out there were a number of empty chairs. That lie was what Diego was referring to when it came to the trust issue with Trinity Wall Street, an institution with a track record that indicates an ethos more in line with what OWS is fighting than anything Godly. How can such a closed environment be considered a teach-in? A press event, narrowcast…almost any other expression would be a more honest description once the decision was made to privatize the event. There was a real rally going on today. As 50,000 of us marched past Trinity Wall Street this evening, we paused to chant: Trinity Church, you look so pretty. But you do nothing for New York City. Trinity Church, we pay your tax, you do your business on the people’s backs. Big Business has not only corrupted the government, it has corrupted the institutional church. New York City police officers waited for Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to march the 2.6 miles south from Union Square to Zuccotti Park. As of 7 p.m. EDT, the demonstrators who were to have assembled around 5 p.m. had not arrived. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones, during “Occupy: A May Day Teach-In” webcast live from Trinity Wall Street, described the Occupy Wall Street movement as one he wished Trinity had had the “courage” and “insight” to birth.“It’s so much of who we are … not just Trinity Wall Street, the whole spiritual enterprise,” said Bozzuti-Jones during the webcast.Paraphrasing the Jesuit theologian Jon Sobrino, the real test is not so much about whether a person believes in God or not, but rather in idolatry, he said. For Sobrino, it came down to the human willingness to worship the wrong things.“How do we teach the world that it is better to give than to receive?” asked Bozzuti-Jones.Billed as part conference, part spiritual renewal, and part rally, the Occupy: A May Day Teach-In included brief talks by religious and secular thinkers who spoke about the moral, political and social justice and reconciliation issues that confront the Occupy movement.The event also featured folk music performed by the Irish duo Peader & Pio.Charles B. Strozier, professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was MC for the event. In addition to Bozutti-Jones, speakers included the Rev. James Forbes, senior minister emeritus, The Riverside Church in New York; Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, author and psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; Blanche Wiesen Cook, professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Diego Ibañez and Bryan K. Parsons of Occupy Wall Street; Joyce Carol Oates, writer and Princeton University professor; the Rev. James H. Cooper, rector, Trinity Wall Street; Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori; and James W. Jones, a professor at Rutgers University.May Day, or International Workers Day, is a celebration of labor and leftist movements with roots in the Chicago Haymarket Massacre of 1886, when after being targeted by a bomb police broke up a general strike by workers advocating for an eight-hour workday. It became an internationally recognized holiday in 1890.On May 1, Occupy Wall Street called for a general strike – no work, no school, no shopping – to mark May Day and to inject new life into the movement that sparked nationwide protests against economic injustice in September 2011. Overnight, crowd barricades went up along Broadway in lower Manhattan and along Wall Street immediately in front of the New York Stock Exchange at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets, one block east of Trinity Church. May 1 Occupy events were planned for across the country.On its website, Trinity describes Occupy as “… perhaps one of the most important movements since the Civil Rights and antiwar movements of the 50s and 60s.”The Trinity teach-in, originally scheduled as a public event, was changed to a live webcast, when, according a statement on the Trinity calendar, the city of New York advised that there would likely be large crowds and disruptions in public transport in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. Occupy supporters, including Episcopal clergy involved with the interfaith movement OccupyFaith NYC, were scheduled to march in “solidarity” from Union Square to Zuccotti Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.Given Trinity’s location at the head of Broadway and Wall Street, two blocks south of Zuccotti Park, the privately owned park that housed the Occupy encampment for two months last fall, the church has been a part of the Occupy story since the beginning, at times opening its doors to Occupy protestors and supporters.During his talk, Cooper acknowledged some of the tense moments along the way, which included hunger strikes and arrests. In the midst of all that, Trinity and Occupy supporters were able still to gather in conversation, Cooper said, whether it be an in informal, late night conversation on a park bench or during a Sunday morning worship service.Following the Nov. 15, 2011, eviction of occupiers from the park, Trinity came under fire from Occupy supporters — including Episcopal clergy — for not turning over Trinity-owned property adjacent to Duarte Square, a city park at Canal, Grand and Avenue of the Americas. The dispute over access to the Trinity property, which Occupy wanted to use as a base from which to ride out the winter months, culminated in a hunger strike undertaken by three or four people associated with the movement and in the arrest of Episcopal clergy, including retired Bishop George E. Packard, when they jumped the fence during a Dec. 17, 2011, demonstration marking the movement’s three-month anniversary.One of the hunger strikers, Bolivian-born Diego Ibañez — who recorded his own remarks on a digital recorder, he said, based on past issues of trust with Trinity — spoke about the beauty of being involved in something where “you can lose yourself to something greater than self.”Referencing the high numbers of incarcerated people, especially people of color, he blamed previous generations for leaving the United States, in some ways, worse off than it ever has been before.To him, he said, Occupy presented people with a way to engage in social change other than setting up a 401 C 3 organization that solicits tax-deductible donations from rich people. He criticized Trinity — one of the largest landholders in Manhattan — for not offering Occupy a space when its Zuccotti Park encampment was disbanded, and for not allowing his companion to come into the teach-in even though, as he pointed out, there was plenty of space. (After the event became a live webcast, members of the public were barred from attending in person.)At the close of his remarks, Ibañez, who has been sleeping on couches since being evicted from Zuccotti Park, challenged those present and those watching on the Internet to ask themselves what they are doing “to push the boundaries of the people around them.”“All of us can be radicals,” he said.In a talk about “Biblical economics,” recorded via Skype, the presiding bishop talked about how the “fundamental Christian ethic demands care for the poor.”“The poor are neighbors with the fewest options — about what to eat, where to live, what kind of employment to seek, where or if they will send children to school, or find medical care. The ancient moral expectation is to provide basic dignity, support, and options for those with little ability to find their way in the world,” she said.Joyce Carol Oates, who grew up in poverty in upstate New York, praised Occupy for its “vision” and “passion,” and talked about her personal experience: how receiving a $500 New York Regents scholarship helped her pay for college, and how when unionized the workers in the factory her father worked for gained some sense of security.Despite the laudable vision and passion, however, the practical is a much bigger challenge for Occupy, Oates said.She encouraged Occupy to reach out, without antagonism, to the people in the Midwest and the South who she said vote against their own best interests, as well as to others, to vote for politicians “sympathetic to the cause.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service.In Spanish: http://bit.ly/Jxh98e This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Occupy Movement Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Brook Packard says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Trinity Wall Street hosts May Day teach-in Occupy protesters march on Zuccotti Park Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Advocacy Peace & Justice,
On Friday, Nov. 20, over 200,000 new cases of the COVID-19 were diagnosed in the U.S. — on that one day!Since the virus began to travel through the country in late January — at first undetected — over 260,000 people have died, and over 12,250,000 people have contracted the disease. (worldometer.com) Accounts are spreading of city morgues overwhelmed with bodies and hospitals running out of treatment space, as infection rates spike in almost every state.We are in the middle of carnage far, far more deadly than that suffered by U.S. soldiers during 20th century wars. In 11 months, over four times more people have died from COVID in the U.S. than U.S. troops died in an 11-year war on Vietnam. And the country’s coronavirus deaths will soon exceed the 290,000 deaths of U.S. soldiers in battle during the four-year WWII conflict. (U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, “America’s Wars”)These numbers are a damning indictment of the so-called U.S. “democracy” that those wars were supposedly waged to defend. The numbers reveal the continued crimes of a government set up to rule, from its beginning, through colonialism, capitalism and imperialism.Now, in the middle of a worldwide health crisis, we see that this U.S.-for-profit has no organized, effective, timely help — or mercy — for the people who live here. No plan for millions of people out of work, facing eviction or foreclosure, hungry and even starving at this moment.And no plan to stop the pandemic, except a not-yet-available vaccine that will undoubtedly go first to those who can afford it and maybe never to the most oppressed — who will die before it comes anywhere near their neighborhood.The war on oppressed and working peopleWe are in the middle of a war to the death on oppressed and working people in the U.S. To name this genocide is not exaggeration — as the spotlight of these numbers exposes. The greatest weight of the pandemic in the U.S. is falling on Black, Latinx and Indigenous people. And those getting sick, dying and being affected disproportionately are also those who have trouble accessing medical care under any circumstances — disabled people, poor people, people in prison, queer and trans people.APM Research Lab in its Nov. 12 report, “The Color of Coronavirus,” documented: “Black Americans continue to experience the highest actual COVID-19 mortality rates nationwide — about two or more times as high as the rate for whites . . . who have the lowest actual rates.” When APM adjusted the mortality rates for differences in age distribution of populations, it found “even larger documented mortality disparities — Black, Indigenous and Latinx [people in the U.S.] all have a COVID-19 death rate of triple or more than white Americans, who experience the lowest age-adjusted rates.” (tinyurl.com/y9l4v9xm)In a Sept. 15 Workers World article, “COVID and people of color: Is it genocide yet?” Teresa Gutierrez connects the deadly assaults of capitalism: “Substitute ‘coronavirus’ with most diseases or other dire social conditions such as unemployment, gentrification, hunger or broader social calamities such as climate change — and there too, people of color will be the most impacted. In other words, people of color bear the brunt of every single damn capitalist calamity.“COVID-19 has exposed the fact that the current global infrastructure of capitalism — which the majority of the people live under — is not only incapable of addressing the pandemic, it is aggravating it.”The crimes of the U.S. ruling classWe charge the U.S. government — and its ruling class — with genocide and with crimes against humanity for refusing to make effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.We raise again the charges against the U.S. made in 1951 by the Civil Rights Congress affiliated with the Communist Party USA. Led by illustrious African American activists including Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, Claudia Jones, Paul Robeson and Mary Church Terrell, the CRC brought forward: “We Charge Genocide: The Historic Petition to the U.N. for Relief from a Crime of The United States against the Negro People.” (Trigger warning, racist violence: tinyurl.com/y63w2fzc)The CRC petition defined U.S. genocide as “willful creation of conditions making for premature death, poverty and disease, including the killings of unarmed Black people by police and lynch mob, and the lack of the same quality health care, jobs, education, and housing as whites.”Filed under the U.N. Genocide Convention, the petition defined “genocide” as “acts committed to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, or religious group,” including “killing members of the group,” “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group,” and “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.” (tinyurl.com/y3lmtfvv)The Convention makes genocide a punishable offense under international law whether committed “in time of peace or in time of war.”Through and during the coronavirus epidemic, the U.S. ruling class — along with its capitalist government — is waging an undeclared and very real war on the oppressed and working people of this country, including using police and ICE terror.So we charge genocide! We charge crimes against humanity!We say “Forward!” on the road to socialism, where the deaths of working and oppressed people are not judged as inevitable, where government is structured not to profit from people but to meet our needs. Let us advance step by unrelenting step, until we come to the place where the power of the people creates a healthful and liberated world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Gary Truitt – May 14, 2013 Source: NAFB News Service SHARE SHARE USDA is urging producers to maximize their environmental benefits and make cost-effective offers when enrolling in a four-week Conservation Reserve Program starting May 20th. Secretary Vilsack says this program is important to protect environmentally sensitive lands and ensure sustainability of natural waters. He encourages producers to look into CRP’s other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, sign-up basis. Sign-up will end on June 14th for this four-week session. The restart for sign-up for continuous CRP will end on September 30th. Previous articleSeed Consultants Announces New SeedsmanNext articleSenate Ag Committee Passes New Farm Bill Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Sign-Up Early for Conservation Reserve Program Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Sign-Up Early for Conservation Reserve Program