Play By The Rules e-Bulletin

first_imgPlease find enclosed the Play By The Rules e-Bulletin for March/April, which includes the latest news and information on keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive.In this edition, read articles about club culture, new toolkits to help your association and several grants currently available. To find out more about Play By The Rules, please visit their To view this e-Bulletin, please click on the attachment below.Related Filespbtr-ebulletin-march-april-2013-pdfRelated LinksPlay By The Ruleslast_img

10 months agoChelsea striker Tammy Abraham AWOL from Aston Villa training

first_imgChelsea striker Tammy Abraham AWOL from Aston Villa trainingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham was missing from Aston Villa training today.The Mirror says Abraham went AWOL from Aston Villa earlier today to force through a move to Wolves.The on-loan Chelsea striker ,21, who has 16 goals in 20 games, was expected to report for Villa training Monday morning.But he didn’t show after asking Chelsea to cancel his loan and send him to Premier League Wolves instead.It is a nightmare for Villa who will be forced to splash out on a new striker instead this month. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

13 days agoBurnley boss Dyche backing Taylor for England call

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche backing Taylor for England callby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche says Charlie Taylor can win an England call in the future. The left back only made his first Premier League appearance of the season off the bench against Everton on Saturday. “I think it’s interesting for me, over these years, and now we’re very confidently talking about Burnley players being in the England squad,” Dyche said.“I remember when Tom Heaton got his first call up, it was ‘wow, Burnley haven’t had an England player for however many years’, and now we’re talking about it free and easy, saying, okay, Tom, Keano (Michael Keane), Corky (Jack Cork) got one out of the blue of course, you could argue last season for Westy (Ashley Westwood), just if you were going on form, and performances.“I still think there’s a lot of room and time for Charlie Taylor to go into that thinking, along his development line. Erik’s doing well at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got a lack of belief in Charlie.“It’s good to say Burnley players are being talked about as freely as we are with the national side, and other international players as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RB Josh Adams Sprinted For A 98-Yard TD Against Wake Forest

first_imgJosh Adams stiff arms a defender on his way to the endzone.Josh Adams TDNo C.J. Prosise, no problem for Notre Dame. Freshman Josh Adams, who is filling in for Prosise, just broke off a 98-yard touchdown run to put the No. 4 Irish up 21-0 on Wake Forest.Buried at the their own 1 following a fourth-down stop, Notre Dame called for a quarterback sneak on first down before handing to Adams on 2nd-and-9. The result was the longest run ever at Notre Dame Stadium and the longest play from scrimmage in program history. Josh Adams takes it 98 yards To. The. House!!! 21-0 Notre Dame #WAKEvsND— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) November 14, 2015Nasty stiff-arm there too from Adams.Stiff arm to paradise— Boba Bettis (@CBusIrish) November 14, 2015Not too bad for the freshman.last_img

Morocco protests expulsion of Syrian refugees by Algeria

first_imgRabat – Morocco has deplored Tuesday the plight of Syrian refugees, including women and children, expelled by Algeria and sent official protests to the authorities of that country, Moroccan Interior Ministry said in a statement according to MAP.“Moroccan authorities have raised the question of the expulsion of Syrian refugees (as was the case in the past with Sub-Saharan Africans) by the Algerian authorities to Moroccan territory through the eastern borders kingdom,” said a statement from the Interior Ministry.According to the same source, “Just during the period from 26 to 28 January 2014, Algerian authorities turned back 77 Syrian nationals, including 18 women and 43 children [some are less than two months old].” MWN with Agencieslast_img

Morocco Waitress Kidnapped and GangRaped

first_imgCasablanca- Rape, in its most inhuman forms, still prevails in Morocco despite all efforts to combat it. A waitress was recently gang-raped in Meknes.According to daily Assabah, a 19-year-old waitress was kidnapped then gang-raped by four people in Meknes. The three suspects were presented to the Prosecutor on charges of kidnapping, violence and rape. The young waitress was kidnapped at 4:00 a.m. at the café where she works, before the eyes of the café owner and his customers. According to local police, the café clients could not intervene to save the girl as the three suspects were drunk and armed with swords they used to kidnap her. The waitress told the police that she had already been the victim of rape when she was 17, but never dared to report that to the police because of her fear of the consequences. The abolition of Article 475 of the criminal code, which allowed rapists to flee justice by marrying their victims, does not seem to change the bitter truth about rape in Morocco. The rate of violence and child rape are still high in the kingdom, and the reasons for that mainly are attributed on the lack of stricter laws to punish the perpetrators.   © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Petit urges Pogba to get angry

first_imgFormer France international Emmanuel Petit wants to see an “angry” Paul Pogba at the World Cup in order to display his true potential at RussiaThe former Juventus star has been criticised for his inconsistent performances since making his return to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 for a then-world record fee of €105m.Pogba was benched regularly by Jose Mourinho towards the end of last season amid rumours of a falling out between the pair.Petit, who won 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France, believes that the upcoming tournament at Russia may provide Pogba with the perfect platform to show the world that he is among the best and urged his compatriot to “get angry”.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“We all know Pogba has great potential but I want to see the same Pogba I saw against Manchester City when United won 3-2,” Petit told Paddy Power, via Metro.“I want to see that Pogba, with the mindset that he is against the world, when he has no option but to show to the rest of the world that he has the potential to be one of the best in his position.“He thrives on anger sometimes and I want that Pogba. I wish we could have Pogba like this every game. Every time he is angry, every time he has this anger inside of him and he wants to show people are wrong, I know I want this guy.”France will face Australia on Saturday in their opening Group C game in the World Cup.last_img read more

Klopp expects more from me at Liverpool this year says Georginio

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that coach Jurgen Klopp expects more involvement from him this seasonWijnaldum was signed by Klopp in the summer of 2016 from Newcastle United and has since become a regular at Anfield after making 94 appearances in all competitions.But the Netherlands international has now disclosed that Klopp is urging him to have a bigger involvement in the team’s general play for the new campaign.He told the club website: “He said that I have to be more involved in games, and that there was too many times that I was not involved and that it was easier to play a bad game.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I was busy with that and last season he was really busy with the No.6 position while my head was in the No.8 position,“But he said that’s also the next step, that you can play in more positions than only one because you have the qualities to play there and you can help the team to do better.”Wijnaldum has played the full 90 minutes in both of Liverpool’s opening games of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.last_img read more

SXSW Announces First Wave Of Artists For Music Festival In Spring 2019

first_imgThe annual music festival returns this March, bringing plenty of diverse up-and-coming and established acts to Austin including GRAMMY Camp alumni Maybe April Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Oct 18, 2018 – 6:39 pm Every year in March the SXSW Music Festival in Austin brings tons of artists, industry professionals and music lovers alike to the self-appointed music capital of the U.S., with thousands of official and unofficial shows over the week-long event, plus hundreds of workshops and talks with big name speakers. On Oct. 17 SXSW announced the first round of artists, many of them exciting up-and-coming acts, set to perform at the official events from March 11-17, 2019, and the list is already pretty impressive. SXSW Announces First Wave Of Artists For 2019 sxsw-announces-first-wave-artists-music-festival-spring-2019 Email Facebook News The SXSW round one music lineup includes Maybe April, an all-female Americana/country trio who met at GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY-winning rapper Wyclef Jean, who will also be a featured speaker, Los Angeles-based (by way of San Francisco) psych-rock group Thee Oh Sees, plus plenty of international talent including Argentinean Latin trap star Ecko, Netherlands-born, Australia-based pop songstress Wafia, New Zealand indie-rockers The Beths and many more artists from across genres and around the world.One of the groups to watch out for is Maybe April, comprised of Katy Bishop, Kristen Castro and Alaina Stacey. The trio met at GRAMMY Camp, a music summer camp for high school students, in Nashville in 2012. They formed their group then and later relocated to Nashville in pursuit of music. While they have played several festivals, they couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the colossal event that is SXSW.For more information on SXSW Music Festival, the full lineup, tickets and more, visit their website.Inside Austin City Limits Festival 2018 With The Recording Academy Twitter SXSW Announces First Wave Of Artists For Music Festival In Spring 2019 last_img read more

Its Always Sunny star reveals Mythic Quest Ravens Banquet trailer for Apple

first_imgA new show from the It’s Always Sunny stars.  Ubsioft/Screenshot by GameSpot Ubisoft’s E3 press conference went from gaming to TV real quick when Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia got on stage to talk about his new show for Apple TV Plus. Those watching the E3 event on the ground in Los Angeles and streaming live were treated to a mini trailer for the show, which you can watch below.Called Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, the new show will star McElhenney as Ian Grimm, the head of a game studio who has “an ego the size of a city bus.” In the show, the studio is about to release an expansion to its popular MMORPG, Mythic Quest.McElhenney brought in Charlie Day and Megan Ganz from IASIP to develop the show and partnered with produced by Ubisoft Film and Television.There’s no release date yet for the Apple TV Plus service or this show. It also stars David Hornsby (Cricket on IASIP), Danny Pudi (Community), and F. Murray Abraham (Homeland).mythic-quest-rob-onstage-ubisoft-apple-tv-plusGrimm is definitely an evangelist… of himself. Screenshot by CNET Upcoming E3 press conferencesMonday, June 10Square Enix — 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)Tuesday, June 11Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)We’ll be thereCNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site GameSpot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced. TV and Movies Video Games Digital Media Tags 16 Photos 0 reading • Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet trailer brings It’s Always Sunny team to Apple TV Plus Ubisoft Apple • Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw E3 2019 Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know See All Post a comment Share your voice Originally published 1:52 p.m. PT. Microsoft shows off Xbox trailers, hardware, services at E3 E3 2019last_img read more

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Plot cast where to watch release

first_img Culture Share your voice 77 Photos Everything we know about Disney Plus 1:29 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is headed to Disney Plus in fall 2020. Marvel If Avengers: Endgame left you wondering about the fate of certain characters — say, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes — you won’t have to be scratching your head for too much longer. While Endgame served as a conclusion for many of the Marvel heroes we’ve been following for the past decade, it was only the beginning for Wilson and Barnes, who are getting their own show (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) on the forthcoming Disney streaming platform, Disney Plus. Here’s what we know so far. Release and where to watch While there’s not a specific date attached to the show, you can expect The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in fall 2020 on Disney Plus.Disney Plus is Disney’s streaming platform, which will house not only all the animated classics you’d expect from Bambi to Frozen, but also everything Marvel and Star Wars, along with original movies and shows, like Loki, The Mandalorian and the reboot of Lady & the Tramp, to name a few. It’ll cost $7 per month. What’s the plot?We last saw Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes at the finale of Endgame, when their friend Steve Rogers gave Sam a new role. As CNET’s Mike Sorrentino points out, the logo for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier show incorporates Captain America’s shield, which could be an indication of where the story is headed. At D23 in August, fans got a look at a poster for the show, featuring Sam and Bucky. Of note: Bucky’s shorter haircut and Sam’s new suit with red and white design. That doesn’t mean Sam is Captain America, though. Mackie told Variety “I am the Falcon. I will always be the Falcon.” image-from-ios Disney Plus Instagram Cast and crewSteve Roger’s story arc in Endgame probably rules out a cameo from Chris Evans, but the original Captain America is a big influence in the lives of both Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson, so who knows. Anthony Mackie as FalconSebastian Stan as Bucky BarnesDaniel Brühl as ZemoEmily VanCamp as Sharon CarterWyatt Russell as John Walker/US AgentNote: This story was originally published July 30 and is updated as news rolls in. 0center_img Tags 2019 movies to geek out over Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Disneylast_img read more

Realty index outperforms Sensex Nifty DLF Unitech HDIL Sobha rise sharply

first_imgRealty stocks such as DLF, Unitech and Sobha outperformed benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 on Wednesday that saw markets remaining buoyant on account of the Narendra Modi government approving the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and global cues.The Nifty Realty index gained 3 percent while the BSE Realty rose 3.15 percent.Unitech shares were up 8.55 percen,t DLF gained 7.8 percent and HDIL edged 2.90 percent higher.The BSE Sensex ended with a gain of 216 points at 26,740 while the NSE Nifty 50 ended 76 points higher at 8,204. Hero Motocorp, Tata Motors, NTPC and Tata Steel were leading the Sensex rally on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday, tracking Asian equities that rose on the back of gains registered on European and U.S. stock markets on Tuesday.The Sensex was up 117 points at 26,642 at around 12.03 p.m., while the NSE Nifty 50 gained 40 points and was trading at 8,168.”US markets closed more than 1.5% up yesterday, lifted by gains in oil prices, as investors looked for bargains post the Brexit sell-off. Analysts also pointed to improvement in sentiment after initial fears of significant negative spillover from the U.K. vote to leave the European Union. Energy gained over 2.6% and financials closed nearly 2.5% higher to lead all S&P sectors higher,” brokerage Angel Broking said in a note on Wednesday.The benchmark index on the London Stock Exchange also rebounded, with specific stocks gaining after being hit in the aftermath of Brexit.”Recovery at FTSE was seen mostly across sectors that had been hit the most in last 2 trading sessions, i.e. banks, property & airline stocks,” Angel Broking said.The Indian rupee opened with a gain of 17 paise at 67.78 to the U.S. dollar from its previous close of 67.95. The gain was in tandem with the bullish sentiment on the stock exchanges.”The intra-day range is seen between 67.50-68.00 levels,” IFA Global said in a note.In related news, the Narendra Modi government cleared the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), paving the way for a boost to consumption. This is widely seen as giving a fillip to the economy. Companies in the real estate, auto and FMCG space are expected to benefit the most from the hike in salaries and allowances poised to benefit about 1 crore employees and pensioners.Republished at 5.05 p.m. with additional details.last_img read more

Sun TV acquires satellite rights of SuriyaMohanlals Kaappaan

first_imgA collage of screen shots taken from Suriya and Mohanlal’s Kaappaan teaser.YouTube screenshotSun TV has acquired the TV rights of one more biggie. Well, it has now bagged the TV rights of upcoming movie Kaappaan, which stars Suriya and Mohanlal. As per the reports, it has stuck the deal with the makers of  Kaappaan recently. It is said that Sun TV has shelled out a good amount for the satellite rights (all languages) of the flick. Sun TV has been acquring satellite rights of the movies one after the other in the last two years. Notably, it has bagged the rights of big-banner films like Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam and Vijay’s forthcoming Bigil. Kaappaan is an action thriller, written and directed by KV Anand. Lyca Production-funded film has Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya and Sayyeshaa in the leads. Poorna, Boman Irani, Chirag Jani and others are in the supporting cast. The Suriya-starrer, which is being dubbed in Telugu as Bandobast, has the music of Harris Jayaraj, MS Prabhu and Abinandan Ramanujam’s cinematography and Anthony’s editing. It is scheduled for release on 30 August. It has been shot in nearly 10 countries. The makers have filmed key segments in New York, Brazil, England, Hyderabad and New Delhi.last_img read more

Helpless people of a hapless city

first_imgPhoto: Prothom AloIt is no other city than the capital of Bangladesh that has virtually come to a halt.Most of the roads in Dhaka city are unfit for commuting due to repair work, digging, new constructions, lack of coordination in development projects and finally the monsoons.Now, the helpless people of this mega-city spend hours on those roads, going to and from work.These sufferings have not been just for a week or a month, but have been carrying on for months on end.Yet, the city authorities or the government have taken no initiative to alleviate these woes. The people have apparently nothing to do. There is no solution to the problems in sight.The concerned authorities are offering no hope.”Weak management and meaningless random projects have brought the city to a standstill,” notes city researcher Nazrul Islam. He told Prothom Alo that the situation has become really bad.And now public health has been added to Dhaka’s problems. If things continue in such a manner, this, as apprehended, will soon become a ‘failed city’.A trip around Dhaka reveals most of the roads are in bad shape. These are being dug up, repaired, and there are ruts and potholes everywhere, with incessant rains making the situation worse. New roads are being constructed in both city corporation areas, footpaths are be demolished and rebuilt, drains are being laid down and there is water-logging all over. Normal commute is just impossible.Stepping out of the house, one is faced with dilapidated roads and chaotic traffic. It takes over two hours to travel a half-hour route.The city corporation, WASA and other authorities have pitched the people into this predicament. There is no one to help the people out of this rut.Sakib Hossain, resident of Bashabo, works for a research institute in Gulshan. On Tuesday, he left the house in the rain. When he reached Malibagh, he found the roads waist-deep in water. He told Prothom Alo, “I waited for inordinately long for a bus. When a bus finally came along, I had to push and scramble to get in. The driver told us to hold on tight because the road was in such a bad shape. This is a common situation during the rains.”At around 11 in the morning Tuesday, a little boy Rakib was going to Willes’ Little Flower School by rickshaw from RK Mission road, along with his father. On the way rickshaw hit a pothole and almost turned over. The father managed to grab his son and jump from the rickshaw. They were drenched in filthy water and the boy could not go to school.The people are now anxious about how to live through the rainy season. The heavy rains are predicted to continue for a couple of more days and it is still in the monsoon season, so the regular rains will not let up any time soon.The city people are worried.Architect Mobassher Hossain has said that the Dhaka residents are suffering due to the uncoordinated work of ignorant policymakers and inexperienced city managers. Speaking to Prothom Alo, he said, it is the responsibility of seven ministries and 54 organisations to ensure the development and civic facilities for the people of the city. There is no coordination among them. Some of them do not even want to coordinate. It is in their own interests to work separately.Photo: Prothom AloDhaka WASA consultant AKM Shahiduddin cited an example of this lack of coordination. He said the WASA had implemented a project to drain out water from Dhanmondi Road 27 and adjacent areas into Kalyanpur canal. But the city corporation made ‘surface drains’ there and ruined the entire project. As a result, Dhanmondi Road 27 and adjacent areas face water-logging whenever it rains, he added.Professor Nazrul Islam gives another example of the lack of coordination. He told Prothom Alo, mass transportation is a vital part of city management. Mass transportation is on the verge of collapse in the city. In this situation, the Dhaka city corporation (north) mayor took initiative for an integrated bus service. It was a good initiative, but this mass transportation is not for Dhaka north alone. It has to be linked with the south too. The government created the Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority few years ago, but what is its function? It has no visible work in the city so far.In 2009 the government approved a long-term plan and project funded by the World Bank, but lax implementation has rendered it one big loss. Had the government adhered to the project, the city would not have been in such a state at present. Now they will have to work as if on war footing.Dhaka north mayor Annisul Huq says, there has been a delay in the project to evict illegal occupants, and now the rains have started. “That is why the people are suffering. We are working as fast as we can to complete the on-going project and relieve the people of their sufferings,” he added.A Tk 600 crore (Tk 6 billion) project has been implemented this year in Dhaka north. And Tk 180 crore (Tk 1.8 billion) has been allocated for regular repairs of roads, drains and footpaths. Even so, the people suffering simply continue to escalate.* This column, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir.last_img read more

BNP organisers being arrested selectively Fakhrul

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a press conference at the BNP`s Naya Paltan central office on Thursday. Photo: Prothom AloBangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the law enforcers are selectively arresting BNP’s organisers.”Those who are organisers and leading the party are being arrested selectively,” Fakhrul told a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office on Thursday.The BNP secretary general said, “We have never seen such arrests in an independent country. We can compare it with Hitler’s Gestapo, the German police force under Nazi. Or we can compare it with the dictators who carried out repression on the democratic activists.”BNP will stage demonstration at all thanas in the capital on Saturday protesting at law enforcers’ attack on its sit-in programme in front of the National Press Club on Thursday, reports UNB.Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme at the press conference.“We are announcing a protest programme at all thanas of the capital on Saturday protesting at police attack on our peaceful sit-in programme,” said the BNP leader.Fakhrul said they were observing their sit-in programme today, Thursday, in front of the National Press Club but law enforcers foiled it without any provocation.last_img

4 held over Shengen visa fraud

first_imgPolice arrests four people involved in counterfeit visa making for Shengen countries from city`s Uttara area on Monday. Picture: DMPPolice arrested four people involved in Shengen visa forgery in Dhaka’s Uttara area on Monday.Joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s detective branch Abdul Baten in a press briefing held at its office on Tuesday said policemen arrested the four in possession of instrument of making fake visas.Police also seized 14 Bangladeshi passports with Shengen visa, fake bank statements, fake invitation papers to obtain Cyprus visa, bank guarantee letters, computers, monitors, scanners and printers, from their possession as well, he added.The arrestees are Ziaul Haque aka Jewel, Md Zakaria Mahamud, Md Mahbubur Rahman and Md Mamun Hossain.They have embezzled a huge amount of money in the name of sending people to Shengen countries and Cyprus over the years.The four have been sent to the court, the police official added.last_img

UK wants fair elections so does PM Hasina

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina holds a bilateral meeting with UK secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs Jeremy Hunt at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday morning. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government wants the next general elections to be held in a free and fair manner and all political parties to join it.The prime minister made the remarks when UK secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs Jeremy Hunt called on her in the bilateral meeting room at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday morning.After the meeting, foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque briefed reporters.Jeremy Hunt said the UK is looking forward to free, fair and participatory elections in Bangladesh.In response, the premier said: “We also want the next election to be free and fair and all (political) parties to join it.”While talking about the Rohingya issue, the UK secretary of foreign affairs wanted to know from the prime minister about the repatriation process of the forcibly displaced Rohingya people.In reply, the premier said Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Myanmar to this end. “Myanmar has agreed to take back their nationals from Bangladesh, but they don’t act accordingly,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said the Rohingyas will return back to their homeland “if we can create a conducive environment and give assurance to them of their safe and dignified repatriation to their homeland. But that is not happening.”In this connection, the prime minister sought support of all to shift the Rohingyas to an island called Bhashan Char.Jeremy Hunt expressed his desire to visit Bangladesh soon.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali and PM’s principal secretary Md Najibur Rahman were present on the occasion.Earlier, the prime minister attended a high-level event on Global Call to Action on World Drug Problem organised by the permanent mission of the United States.US president Donald Trump was present on the occasion, among other world leaders, the foreign secretary said.last_img read more

New Latino Theater Festival Seeks to Engage Houstons Underrepresented Communities

first_img Share 00:00 /01:24 X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Courtesy of the Mayor’s OfficeRepresentatives of the project partners, pictured left to right, are Karen Farber (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts), Pilar Florez (VisitHouston), Estevan Azcona (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts), Alice Valdez (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts), Mayor Sylvester Turner, Isy Gabriela Conde (Neighborhood Centers Inc.), Dean Gladden (Alley Theatre), Shayna Schlosberg (Alley Theatre), Javier Perez (Talento Bilingue de Houston). Anahi MontfortScene from “Misa Fronteriza,” the play to be featured in Houston’s first-ever Latino Theater Festival in 2018.When Houston City Council approved the Arts and Cultural Plan a year ago, one of the goals was to reach out to communities seen as underrepresented in the arts. “Reflecting the city’s cultural diversity is something that came up over and over during the cultural planning process and is really a theme throughout the plan,” says Debbie McNulty, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.Mayor Turner has approved $50,000 in city funds to create the new Latino Theater Festival, which was an idea proposed by the Alley Theatre. In addition to the money from the city, the Alley hopes to get an additional $100,000 through a Creative Placemaking grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.The featured play is Misa Fronteriza, described as a satirical comedy about life near the US-Mexico border.  The Alley’s Associate General Manager Shayna Schlosberg says she and Managing Director Dean Gladden discovered it at a Latino Theater Festival in Colombia.  “The story is very relevant to Houston audiences so we thought: ‘This is absolutely a piece that we should bring,’” Schlosberg says.The play is in Spanish but will include English translation through headsets. Through a partnership with a few community centers, it’ll be staged in some of Houston’s predominantly Latino neighborhoods. The Latino Theater Festival is set to launch in the spring of 2018 once the remainder of the funding is secured.last_img read more

NAACP Sues Trump Administration Over Ending Protected Status For Haitians

first_img Share Lynne Sladky/APChildren hold signs at a November news conference in Miami in support of renewing temporary protected status for immigrants from Central America and Haiti.The NAACP is suing the Department of Homeland Security over the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the temporary protected status, or TPS, of tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S.At least 46,000 Haitians are living in the U.S. with protection from deportation and the ability to work under the TPS program, which is meant to help immigrants from countries affected by natural disasters or wars.In January 2010, the Obama administration announced that it would give TPS protections to Haitians already in the U.S. after a devastating earthquake flattened hundreds of thousands of buildings and killed more than 100,000 people in Haiti.But the Trump administration announced plans to cancel the status for Haitians in November, saying conditions have improved since then. Former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said the “extraordinary but temporary conditions caused by the 2010 earthquake no longer exist” in the country.The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, seeking a court injunction of that decision, arguing it was “an egregious departure from the TPS statute’s requirements and an intent to discriminate on the basis of race and/or ethnicity.”The complaint says Haiti is “ill-prepared to receive” the tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S. after a cholera outbreak in 2010 and a hurricane in 2016 impeded Haiti’s recovery from the earthquake.The group argues that Duke and current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “took irrational and discriminatory government action, denying Haitian immigrants their right to due process and equal protection under the Fifth Amendment.”The legal defense fund and the NAACP say the suit has been filed on behalf of Haitian members of the organizations who are protected under the TPS program.The lawsuit cites a May 2017 report by The Associated Press that a top official from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requested data on crimes committed by Haitians in the TPS program, a step the AP calls “unorthodox.”The group also quotes a New York Times report that President Trump said 15,000 of the Haitians who came to the U.S. in 2017 “all have AIDS” as evidence of what it calls President Trump’s “racialized goals concerning immigration.” Earlier this month Trump also reportedly asked why the U.S. needs “more Haitians” and immigrants from countries he allegedly described with a vulgar slur.The end of the TPS program for Haitians does not take effect until July 2019 to allow time for what the DHS called an “orderly transition.”The administration has also announced the end of TPS status for the roughly 200,000 Salvadorans now in the U.S. who have been protected since large earthquakes in El Salvador in 2001; that is scheduled to end in September 2019. About 57,000 Hondurans make up the other major group protected under TPS; the DHS says it will determine whether to extend or end their status by early May of this year.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Police Brutality Victims Loved Ones Call for Action Anthony Anderson, Tyrone West, George King. In Baltimore, these are our “Mike Browns.” Now, at a time of focused national attention on incidents of police brutality in other parts of the country, a group of mothers and relatives of Black men lost to police violence called for a rally to focus attention on police brutality here in Baltimore.Darlene Cain founder of “Mothers on the Move.”Darlene Cain lost her son Dale Graham in 2008 at the hands of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). After years working to overcome her grief, she founded Mothers on the Move, a support group for women who, like her, have lost children to police brutality or have had loved ones suffer abuse at the hands of police.At a time when police brutality is a primary topic of conversation in Baltimore as well as nationally, Cain had planned to hold a rally on the issue when she heard from similar organizations in San Diego and Texas that they would be holding rallies on Oct. 22, in order to preserve attention on police brutality in their communities.“I was told that it was going to be a national day, and because Baltimore is always supporting other states, I said why don’t we support us, where we live?” said Cain about her decision to organize a rally here in Baltimore on the same day as part of the National Mothers Against Police Brutality Day. “We’re having police brutality here in Baltimore so it would be good if [people] show up for their own city.”For Cain, this rally in front of City Hall is ultimately about accountability to the families of police brutality victims.“Lawyers are telling us things like they can’t take the case to court.  You keep hearing the same old lines over and over again, ‘we thought he had a weapon,’ ‘he lunged after the officer,’ ‘I thought he was reaching for a gun,’and I just can’t believe that every individual who got shot and killed by police, that this is the same thing.”Marcella Hollaman founded Justify BMore after her son, Maurice Johnson, was murdered by Baltimore police in her own home in 2012, in order to help persons who have loved lost ones to police brutality pursue legal remedies at the federal level.Hollaman wants to see action on the brutality that has become far too common in most of Baltimore’s neighborhoods.“I’m not the only mother who has witnessed her child being killed in the home,” said Hollaman. “In Baltimore it’s a common thing, they killed a lot of people in front of their family.”Tawanda Jones lost her brother, Tyrone West, to police brutality on July 18, 2013 and has been organizing weekly Wednesday protests since the one year anniversary of his death this year. She is also a founder of the West Coalition, which has been seeking the use of body cameras by the BPD in hopes that the cameras would minimize instances of police brutality as well as chip away at the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, which many in the city feel protects officers from being accountable for any abusive actions in the field.Jones says she wants to work to ensure that what she experienced is never again the fate of any other family in Baltimore City, and that residents need greater protections against police violence than the sort of official review by an independent board that was the extent of what her family received in the aftermath of West’s murder.“That report was basically another slap in the face because all that happened in that review board was they basically regurgitated what the officers first said, so that was nowhere in my brother’s [interest] of getting the truth.”Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently announced the formation of a working group to study the potential implementation of a body camera program for police officers in the city of Baltimore, and on Oct. 23, a state working group was to begin meetings on the implementation of body cameras for police in Maryland.last_img read more