Temasek hires BoAML high-flyer

first_img whatsapp Thursday 19 August 2010 8:44 pm Share whatsapp Singaporean investment group Temasek has hired Gregory Curl a former top executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to oversee its holdings in the US. Curl retired from the bank in March but was respected for his work on its investments in China. He is one of several high profile hires in recent months as the group reshuffles staff in the wake of its unsuccessful attempt to appoint its first foreign boss last year. Former BHP Billiton head Charles Goodyear left after disagreements over strategy. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero Warsmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld Lifestylezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com Temasek hires BoAML high-flyer Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Wagamama gears up for auction

first_img whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content Tags: NULL Wagamama owner Lion Capital is expected to contact potential bidders this week before auctioning the restaurant chain for as much as £250m. Rothschild, which is advising Lion, will send a memorandum with further information to interested parties this week. Lion cancelled a public flotation and turned down a £210m bid in 2007, after it felt the firm was undervalued. whatsapp Sunday 5 September 2010 9:44 pm Share Wagamama gears up for auction Show Comments ▼last_img read more

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp Share CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorythedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterMartha Stewart CBDShop Martha Stewart’s CBD Products NowMartha Stewart CBDcenter_img Colliers InternationalAnthony Michael Horrell has taken up the chief executive’s mantle at the real estate advisory firm.The 49-year-old was until recently head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s capital markets group in Europe, spearheading the expansion of the international capital markets business. He spent a total of 27 years at the firm and is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.Royal Bank of CanadaThe bank has hired Sandy Swinton as a director in RBC’s wealth management division in the UK.Swinton joins from Barclays Wealth, where he spent 10 years, latterly as a senior private banking director. He has also previously worked at Robert Fleming Securities, James Capel and Barclays de Zoete Wedd.James Hambro & PartnersThe private client wealth manager, part of the JO Hambro Capital Management Group, has hired John Langrish to manage discretionary client portfolios.Langrish joins in January from Rothschild Private Banking & Trust, where he was deputy head of portfolio management and head of UK equities.Prior to that, he spent three years at JP Morgan Fleming Private Asset Management.TemenosThe banking software provider has taken on Mark Winterburn as group product director.Winterburn has over 30 years of experience in IT and joins from Misys’ banking and treasury capital markets division, where he was a vice president in solutions management and product development.BTIGThe broker dealer has expanded its US fixed income sales and trading platform with the appointment of Robert Hannigan as a director in high yield and distressed sales.Hannigan previously worked at UBS, JP Morgan, CRT and Knight Libertas, where he was a director.MercerThe consultancy firm has re-hired Paul Enderby from Towers Watson to its retirement, risk and finance business as a senior consultant. Tuesday 9 November 2010 7:24 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Rocky Elsom and Wycliff Palu gang tackle sends Pepito Elhorga packing

first_imgTuesday Jul 1, 2008 Rocky Elsom and Wycliff Palu gang tackle sends Pepito Elhorga packing French fullback Pepito Elhorga will be missing out on the second test against the Wallabies this coming weekend after damaging his shoulder in a heavy tackle from powerful Australian loose forwards Rocky Elsom and Wycliff Palu. It’s safe to say that Elhorga will be regretting running into arguably the two toughest Wallabies on the field, and two of the harder backrowers in world rugby. He came off emphatically second best, getting gang tackled and dumped to the ground, bone crushingly so in that his right shoulder was dislocated on impact. French coach Lievremont will now be forced to make a change at fullback as Elhorga will, understandably, take no further part in the tour after this crunching tackle where we see two huge men flatten a little guy.  ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Salicos House / STUDIOARTE

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907163/salicos-house-studioarte Clipboard Save this picture!© Da Cruz Photo+ 62Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Lagoa, Portugal Architects: STUDIOARTE Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907163/salicos-house-studioarte Clipboard Salicos House / STUDIOARTEcenter_img CopyAbout this officeSTUDIOARTEOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLagoaPortugalPublished on December 20, 2018Cite: “Salicos House / STUDIOARTE” [Casa Salicos / STUDIOARTE] 20 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Area:  379 m² Photographs Photographs:  Da Cruz PhotoDevelopment, Project Management And Design Concept:Arnold AarssenConstruction:J.A. Duarte & Filho, Construções Lda. (Lagos)Engineering:VERITATE – Projectos e Fiscalização de Engenharia, Lda. (Portimão)Landscaping:ECOSSISTEMAS – Construção de Espaços Verdes3 D Rendering:Arquimagem – Arq. Bruno SilvaInterior Styling:Claudine Cullimore (Designer) – EnglandArchitect In Charge:João CarriçoCity:LagoaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. An actual interpretation of the Mediterranean Modernist Architecture in a balanced fusion with Portuguese Cubist Architecture references. A pure white minimalistic contemporary family house located at Quinta dos Salicos, Carvoeiro, Algarve (Portugal). Based on a natural organic layout design, the main shape (trapezoidal) of the building is following the plot’s itself shape and directing the different facades for the most efficient, sunny and pleasant views, in a constant open visual and physical relation between indoor and outdoor spaces (natural fusion).Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoA concept with pure straight lines, uniform colors (white), flat roofing (living terraces) and volumes shaped by the irregular angles and defined by the relation between light/shade over the irregular volumes setting. A building concept following an eco-friendly approach based on optimizing the climate and natural lighting/ventilation conditions.Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoThe ground floor volume is parallel to the plot’s side limits. The almost “blind” northern facade contrast with the remaining facades, where the three volumes with generous glazed plans orientated in different angles, build the relation between the house, terraces and the landscape. The first floor follows the same concept with a “clean” north facade. The remaining facades and their irregular plans emphasize the relation with the landscape and sunlight. The functional program is organized in three levels. The parking, storage, technic area, cinema and gym room are located in the basement floor, built naturally following the natural slope of the plot.Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoThe ground floor is composed by the social areas, where the kitchen and living space are connected fiscally and visually throughout the large glass windows to the main terrace next to the swimming overflow pool. There’s also a more private area orientated to west contemplating a bedroom with private bathroom and a multifunctional room.Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoThe light and sculptural metal stairway connects the ground floor to the private program of the first floor, contemplating a master ensuite bedroom with bathroom and a guest ensuite bedroom, both with private terraces balanced into south/west and north/west with country, sea and mountain sunrise and sunset views.Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoTwo platforms that merge with the natural slope of the plot, following the alignments and the irregular morphology of the house based the main concept to design the front south terrace and pool area. The first platform is at the ground floor level, next to the main terrace orientated to the sunset position. A second platform on a lower level integrates the collector tank for the overflow pool’s system and sets the connection between the first platform (higher) and the garden zones.Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoAn organic Mediterranean dry garden concept with reduced maintenance (low water consumption), that respects the original slope of the plot where low vegetation is surrounded by white gravel trills and some olive and fruit trees are involved by pine bark. The minimal, low maintenance concept with Portuguese inspiration, using local materials is also present on the exterior circulations and main entrance access where coble stone flooring was used to define the paths.Save this picture!Cortesia de STUDIOARTEIn general, the house is developed in between ‘two worlds’, on the ‘first world’ in the north zone (entrance) the house is behind privacy plans (wings) which define its mystic effect and privacy control on the transition to the ‘second world’, completely dynamic, open, fluid and constantly in contact with the lounge zones (terraces/pool) and natural surroundings (Mediterranean dry garden concept and country/sea horizon views).Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoA casa divide-se assim entre ‘dois mundos’. Um ‘primeiro mundo’ mais opaco e secreto, a norte (entrada), onde se desenvolve a descoberta dos espaços pelos planos que os rodeiam, como muros de um labirinto; e um ‘segundo mundo’, dinâmico, aberto, fluído e em constante comunicação com as zonas exteriores (terraços e piscina) e a sua envolvente (jardim e paisagem natural).Save this picture!© Da Cruz PhotoProject gallerySee allShow lessEspaço Núcleo Pulso / 23 SULSelected ProjectsWORKac Selected to Design the New Beirut Museum of ArtArchitecture News Share Salicos House / STUDIOARTESave this projectSaveSalicos House / STUDIOARTE “COPY” Portugallast_img read more

Comey’s testimony and the Big Lie: Elections, democracy and the FBI

first_imgAssuming that the FBI is ‘nonpolitical’ with respect to the capitalist political parties, all its neutrality goes out the window when it comes to the masses.June 12 — Marxism can shed light on the June 8 testimony by ex-FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his meetings with Donald Trump. The best way to unravel what took place last week is to begin with the concept of the antagonisms within the ruling class, the meaning of “democracy” and the role of the state.The so-called “Russia investigation” is a diversion from the fundamental issues that concern the mass of the people. They care about jobs, wages, health care, social security and so on.  This Russia debate is a way to sideline all these vital issues.The Comey testimony, and all the publicity surrounding it, can best be understood in terms of the antagonisms within the ruling class. The majority of the bosses and bankers were opposed to Trump — until he won the election.Big business quickly shifted gears. They backed this racist, sexist real estate mogul who is an authoritarian bigot. The ruling class was anxiously awaiting his tax cuts for the rich, his deregulation of industry and banking, and other giveaways to the millionaires and billionaires. But soon his policies began to unfold.Muslim travel ban hurt U.S. businessHis Muslim travel ban provoked national and international protest. In addition, it has made tens of thousands of people from the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America decide not to come to the U.S. Tourism has declined, and applications for U.S. colleges and universities have dropped, with many foreign students going to Canada. Corporations are having trouble getting talent from overseas.In short, Trump’s travel ban hurt U.S. big business.Trump then struck a blow at the long-standing NATO alliance, between U.S. imperialism and European imperialism, by going to Brussels and calling the European countries deadbeats who don’t pay their “fair share” of military spending.Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords, defying Europe, China and the entire world. By doing so, he tried to put an end to these completely insufficient and nonbinding accords. This removed the cover under which U.S. big business had expected to bask in the light of seeming “environmentally correct” while being free to continue getting rich off oil and natural gas. Trump also put the U.S. ruling class at a disadvantage in the growing global race for markets in renewable technology, such as solar panels and wind power.Trump lashed out at Seoul during Korean crisisAlong the way, in the midst of a military-political crisis caused by U.S. aggression against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Trump told the south Korean government, Washington’s major ally in the struggle against the DPRK, that Seoul would have to pay a billion dollars for the Pentagon’s THAAD anti-missile system, which Washington had earlier agreed to pay for.Trump’s latest policy disaster, from the imperialist point of view, has been to attack Qatar during its struggle against Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Trump had gone to Riyadh to cement a Gulf State, anti-Iranian alliance, headed by Saudi Arabia. The Saudis and Egypt broke with Qatar, mainly because of its support for the Muslim Brotherhood during the Arab Spring.Once part of the Gulf State alliance, Qatar is home to a large U.S. military base in the Middle East, with 11,000 U.S. troops. The Pentagon flies numerous missions from Qatar to carry out aggression in the region. Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State from ExxonMobil, was trying to calm the dispute when Trump openly contradicted him.Trump and the Republicans have prepared a health care bill that would strike at broad sections of the masses, leaving 23 million now covered without healthcare coverage as it guts Medicaid and threatens nursing homes, drug clinics and rural hospitals, among other vital medical institutions. This comes at a time when healthcare is the single most important issue among the population, including Trump supporters.In short, the Comey testimony must be seen in light of growing concern in large sections of the capitalist political establishment, as well as the military and sections of big business, that Trump is doing damage to U.S. imperialist interests at home and around the world.Time to strike at the roots of capitalismThe differences within the ruling class over Trump are important. Trump, with the backing of his Republican flunkies, is dangerous. But the Democratic Party leaders, including both the Clinton wing and the Sanders wing, are fighting to revive the Democratic Party as a capitalist party that defends exploitation, a party that is supported by big business. Nevertheless, they want to regain office by promising to ease the hardships of the masses.Marxists are for easing the hardships of the masses, but in a substantial way, first and foremost by struggle, by pushing the bosses and their political machine back. The way forward is in the streets, the factories, the offices, on the campuses and in the fields to threaten the profits and hence power of the rich. Marxists need to take advantage of the current contradictions among the bosses, when the establishment is becoming more and more discredited, to strike at the roots of capitalism and ultimately dispossess the rich of their property.FBI not neutral when it comes to the peopleThe state, according to Marxism, is an instrument of compulsion, of force, created by the ruling class to keep the oppressed classes down. Comey was head of the FBI, which is an essential part of that oppressive state apparatus.The premise of the hearings on Comey’s conversations with Trump is that the FBI director is supposed to be nonpolitical and neutral, to carry out investigations and let the facts lead where they may. Furthermore, the FBI director is not supposed to be partisan to any political party, Republicans or Democrats.Comey was praised by the media as a man of honor who would not lie and who had remained neutral. He attacked Hillary Clinton just as much as he attacked Trump.Assuming that the FBI really is “non-political” with respect to the capitalist political parties, all the neutrality goes out the window when it comes to the masses. The FBI has a long and inglorious history of racism, persecution of communists, liberation fighters and radicals of any sort. (See May 18 Workers World, “The FBI is a racist sewer,” at workers.org.)The FBI was behind the Palmer Raids and deportation of thousands of radicals during the 1920s. It was key to the 1927 execution of anarchist workers Sacco and Vanzetti, despite worldwide protests. The FBI hounded and harassed communists and anyone suspected of any connections with the Communist Party during the Cold War. FBI persecution resulted in the imprisonment of the top leaders of the CP and the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.The FBI infiltrated progressive trade unions, the teachers’ unions, Hollywood, all progressive cultural organizations, the television industry, and in general blanketed the country with a layer of fear and intimidation in an attempt to wipe out all progressive thought and activity during the 1950s and early 1960s.With the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Liberation Struggle, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover turned his attention to defaming and hounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whom Hoover regarded as the “most dangerous” Black leader in the U.S.The FBI initiated COINTELPRO, the murderous operation designed to break up the Black Panther Party. The FBI’s tactics included the outright murder of Fred Hampton and other Panther leaders. The FBI sent fake letters to different parts of the organization designed to create splits and antagonisms. It spied on the anti-war movement, the revolutionary youth movement and the Native movement, particularly the American Indian Movement, and was behind the frame-up of Indigenous leader Leonard Peltier.There should be little doubt that FBI spying includes the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Black Lives Matter movement and the immigrant rights movement. That is their stock in trade. They are a vital part of the enforcement arm of the capitalist state.Together with the cops, the courts, the prison-industrial complex, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its parent Department of Homeland Security, and other institutions, the FBI is a key part of the instruments of compulsion that work for the ruling class at all times, in every venue where the masses organize resistance to capitalist oppression and exploitation.They are anything but the “essence of honesty and integrity,” as Comey is being widely described.‘Our democracy’ equals democracy of big businessFor months now, and especially during the Comey testimony, senator after senator talked about the Russians allegedly “interfering with our democracy” or “interfering with our elections.”Lenin, in “State and Revolution,” quoted Karl Marx, who really gave the last word on capitalist elections: “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class shall represent and repress them in parliament!”This of course does not mean that the working class should not use capitalist elections as a platform to promote their own interests, as long as they see electoral intervention as a stepping stone to overthrowing capitalism.Democracy is a political form; it has a class content. The Greeks, who initiated the term “democracy,” held democratic assemblies of Greek citizens to debate policy. But the Greek citizens who participated in these assemblies were slave holders. Ancient Greece was a slave society.In the same way, capitalist democracy is a society dominated by exploiters, a society of bankers and corporate millionaires and billionaires who live as parasites off the labor of the masses. These bankers and bosses dominate the capitalist political parties. They call the shots behind the scenes.Lenin on capitalist democracyV.I. Lenin, leader of the Russian Revolution, in 1918 wrote a polemic against Karl Kautsky, a leader of the German Social Democratic Party, entitled “The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky.” Kautsky had denounced the Bolshevik Revolution, making the axis of his polemic the failure of the Bolsheviks to establish “pure democracy.” Lenin gave the Marxist position on democracy:“Bourgeois democracy, although a great historical advance in comparison with medievalism, always remains, and under capitalism is bound to remain, restricted, truncated, false and hypocritical, a paradise for the rich and a snare and deception for the exploited, for the poor. It is this truth, which forms a most essential part of Marx’s teaching. …”“Take the fundamental laws of modern states, take their administration, take freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, or ‘equality of all citizens before the law,’ and you will see at every turn evidence of the hypocrisy of bourgeois democracy with which every honest and class-conscious worker is familiar. There is not a single state, however democratic, which has no loopholes or reservations in its constitution guaranteeing the bourgeoisie the possibility of dispatching troops against the workers, of proclaiming martial law, and so forth, in case of a ‘violation of public order,’ and actually in case the exploited class ‘violates’ its position of slavery and tries to behave in a non-slavish manner.”Just as in the days of Lenin and Kautsky, “democracy” in the abstract is a deception. It must have a class characterization. In the U.S. it is the democracy of monopoly capitalists. In Cuba, on the other hand, it is workers’ democracy.So when the mouthpieces of Goldman Sachs, Citibank, ExxonMobil, GE, GM, Aetna, Johnson & Johnson, etc., start moaning about interference in “our democracy,” the “our” stands for their corporate paymasters. That is whose democracy it is, the democracy of the rich, who pull the political strings and get their legislation passed, while the masses are supposed to stand on the sidelines and let these corporate masters run the show.It is high time to get off the sidelines and confront the billionaires in the class struggle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Preview: TCU to take on red-hot Chanticleers

first_imgTCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin printTwo facts sum up the history of TCU baseball’s postseason play:1) TCU has won its opening game in the College World Series all four times the Frogs have been to Omaha, and:2) TCU has lost its second game in the College World Series in each of the previous three times the Frogs have been to Omaha.In other words, something’s gotta give for the Frogs if they want to break on through and reach the CWS final series.They’ll get their chance to do just that on Tuesday night, when they take on the upstart Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (49-16, 21-3 Big South).To save you a Google search, a “Chanticleer,” according to the CCU media guide, is “a rooster who rules the barnyard with cunning wit.” The name derives from a reference in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” the university says.TCU fans can be forgiven for expecting a different opponent in the second game of the College Word Series. This, of course, is not meant as disrespect to the Chanticleers, but rather a reflection of whom CCU beat to get here.Coastal Carolina has knocked off two SEC powerhouses in the past two weekends, LSU and Florida. The Chanticleers upset LSU in a three-game series in Baton Rouge to win a Super Regional, and then beat No. 1 ranked Florida in a tense 2-1 game on Sunday.“I just keep telling them we’re playing people that are better than them and they keep proving me wrong,” CCU head coach Gary Gilmore said after the Florida win.In short, CCU has a strong “team of destiny” sense about them — heck, Chanticleer alum Dustin Johnson even won the U.S. Open on Sunday, adding to a great weekend for the school. The Frogs will have to combat that mentality on Tuesday.Here’s a complete position-by-position breakdown of Coastal Carolina, for those of you looking to impress your friends with your knowledge of the Chanticleers’ shortstop’s batting average during the game. The projected lineup is based on who CCU started against Florida on Sunday.C: Matt Beaird (Sophomore) .209, 18 RBI, 0 HRBeaird, a defensive catcher, will most likely start the game behind the plate for CCU. He saw some starting action in his freshman year, but took over the primary role this season.Beaird is error-free in 32 straight games, which makes him a valuable asset for the Chanticleers. He’s also been perfect on sacrifice bunts, with 11 on the year.Although he has a batting average that’s the worst on the team, he picked up a base hit against Florida in the CWS opener.1B: Kevin Woodall, Jr. (Junior) .227, 16 RBI, 3 HRWoodall, primarily a defensive replacement and pinch hitter, got the start against Florida on Sunday.He’s normally a light-hitting first baseman, but has also come up big when the team needs him, including hitting a grand slam against Georgia Tech in the opening round of the NCAA playoffs.He was 0-4 with a strikeout against Florida.2B: Tyler Chadwick (Senior) .261, 42 RBI, 7 HRListed as a first baseman, Chadwick started at second against Florida with normal starter Seth Lancaster injured. The senior said after the game it was a team effort to get him ready to play out of his normal position, but he performed admirably, avoiding an error.Chadwick has cooled off in his senior season from last year, when he averaged .303, but his power is still a presence. He was the Big South Player of the Week when he hit three home runs, including a grand slam, in a series against Stetson in March.Chadwick was 0-3 against Florida on Sunday.SS: Michael Paez (Junior) .287, 52 RBI, 15 HRPaez was drafted in the 4th round by the New York Mets this year, and it’s easy to see why — the shortstop has great power for his position, and was a preseason All-American.He’s 2nd in the NCAA in home runs by shortstops, and leads the Big South in runs scored. Paez typically bats in the 2nd spot for CCU, and he’ll be an important out for the Frogs.He was 2-5 against Florida on Sunday.3B: Zach Remillard (Senior) .347, 69 RBI, 19 HRRemillard, a 3rd-Team All-American drafted in the 10th round by the Chicago White Sox, is the Chanticleer’s most potent offensive threat.He ranks third in the NCAA in total bases, 8th in home runs, and 11th in RBI, and leads the Big South in all of those categories. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Raleigh Regional this year.He kept his hot bat going against Florida, when he had a double and a triple and drove in both Chanticleer runs. He’s a dangerous player on the level of Luken Baker, and will pose a major threat Tuesday night.LF: Anthony Marks (Senior) .278, 24 RBI, 1 HRMarks is a solid defensive outfielder, and normally bats as the leadoff man for Coastal Carolina.While his average has dipped from .343 to .278 this year, Marks has drawn 47 walks this season, and often stretches out at-bats from pitchers. He’s a tough out at the beginning of the game.Marks went 2-5 against Florida, and scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning.CF: Billy Cooke (Sophomore) .344, 35 RBI, 3 HRCooke has enjoyed a successful season in his first full season with the Chanticleers after injuring his hand in the third game of his freshman year.His average jumped from .148 in his limited time last season to .344 this year, and he has 20 2-out RBI on the season. He’s suffered some bad luck, having failed to score a run in his last 10 games.He went 1-3 against Florida on Sunday.RF: Connor Owings (Senior) .379, 53 RBI, 16 HROwings has started the last 182 games for the Chanticleers — that’s three straight seasons — and was named the 2016 Big South Player of the Year, in addition to earning a 1st-Team All-American spot.He’s one of just 6 players in the NCAA to have a .370 batting average, .470 on-base percentage, and .670 slugging percentage, and hit 2 home runs and a double at the Baton Rouge Super Regional. He bats in the third hole, one spot ahead of Remillard, and the two make for a formidable tandem.Owings went 1-3 against Florida, with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks as well.DH: G.K. Young (Junior) .345, 65 RBI, 17 HRYet another 1st-Team All-American for the Chanticleers, Young has reached base safely in 59 of 65 games this season.Young had an outstanding year, homering in three consecutive games at one point and placing first in the Big South with 91 hits. He’ll normally bat in the fifth spot, behind Remillard.He went 1-3 against Florida.SP: Alex Cunningham (Junior) 9-3, 3.23 ERA, 91 K/34 BBGilmore has not said who his starter will be for the game against TCU, but Cunningham has typically pitched the game after ace Andrew Beckwith and threw the second game of the Baton Rouge Super Regional, so he’s a safe projection.The righty was 2nd-Team All-Big South this season, and has exited each postseason game he’s pitched with the lead. Cunningham has just one complete game in his career, a 10-strikeout gem against Presbyterian this year, but has shown the ability to pitch deep into other games.There’s your rundown of the Chanticleer lineup. The Frogs will most likely start Mitchell Traver* on the mound Tuesday night.First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. on ESPN.*UPDATE: Brian Howard will start on Tuesday, not Mitchell Traver, the 360 has learned. Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Coastal Carolina’s Zach Remillard is just one of the powerful hitters that TCU will have to face Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler) Linkedin Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ + posts TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Previous articleBaker bomb leads TCU over TechNext articleBaker’s brilliance just part of great team performance Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Facebook ReddItlast_img read more

Men’s basketball stuns No. 17 Iowa State, snaps historic road losing streak

first_imgReddIt ReddIt Previous articleStudents fighting springtime illnessesNext articleTCU student accused of sexual assault Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook + posts Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Lessons of perseverance Facebook Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates printTCU guard Kendric Davis, right, drives to the lane for a shot as Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton, center, defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Ames. TCU won 92-83. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The Horned Frogs’ best offensive effort in nine games, complemented by tough defense, lifted TCU to a 92-83 victory over No. 17 Iowa State to secure their first road game victory against a ranked team in 21 years. TCU’s most recent, and only, road win against a ranked team was No. 24 Hawaii in January 1998. The win also marked TCU’s first Big 12 road victory of the season. TCU forward JD Miller, right, yells out as he celebrates TCU’s 92-83 win over Iowa State in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Ames. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The upset was led by freshman guard Kendric Davis, who scored a career-high 22 points on 7-10 shooting from the field. In his career-high 29 minutes of play, he proved instrumental to the TCU offense. His previous scoring high was 14 points against Lipscomb early this season.However, the first four minutes showed no signs of an upset. Iowa State jumped out to a 13-4 lead while TCU made just two of its first 10 field goals. TCU head coach Jamie Dixon picked up his first technical foul of the season in that opening stretch, and the Frogs looked to be en route to another road loss. A revived TCU team emerged from the huddle after a timeout called by Dixon, scoring 10 unanswered to take their first lead. In the nine-plus minute run, TCU outscored Iowa State 27-4, including 10 points by Davis and eight points by redshirt sophomore forward Kouat Noi; it gave the Horned Frogs the lead and they never looked back. TCU led by as many as 19 points and outlasted the Big 12’s top scoring offense through strategic timing. TCU was able to get point-blank looks, including a big dunk by Kevin Samuel down the stretch, even as the shot clock dwindled below five seconds.  Desmond Bane, Noi and Samuel each scored 17 points, helping a hot-shooting TCU team hit 53.2 percent from the field. TCU guard Desmond Bane, top, drives to the basket for a shot as he is fouled by Iowa State guard Marial Shayok, bottom, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. TCU won 92-83. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)In the second half alone, TCU shot 63.3 percent and Bane scored all 17 of his points. Iowa State pulled within nine points, but never any closer as TCU finished with 92 points, the most allowed by Iowa State at home since Jan. 9, 2016.TCU’s momentum is surging as it returns home to Schollmaier Arena for an 8 p.m. Big Monday match-up against Kansas, looking to extend its eight-game Big 12 home win streak. Twitter Olivia Wales Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. TCU guard Kendric Davis, right, drives to the lane for a shot as Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton, center, defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Ames. TCU won 92-83. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney) Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Linkedin Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/last_img read more

Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week

first_imgReddIt Twitter Image magazineBehind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion WeekBy TCU 360 Staff – May 3, 2021 772 Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Previous articleWear worthy: One Fort Worth boutique aims to empower human trafficking victimsNext articleHermès and scarves: A look at one of the most unique combinations in the west TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Oscar’s Girls: Tales of a summer spent with a fashion icon TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Linkedin Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. + posts center_img Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeo Twitter TCU 360 Staff ReddIt Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook printLoading 72%Written by: Chloe McAuliffePhoto courtesy from Flying Solo photographersWhat is NYFW? It’s the most glamorous time of the year. Models strut the newest collections, elite influencers gather with gaping mouths and wide eyes and designers finally get to show off their masterpieces. It’s fashion week. Fashion week is a semi-annual event that happens in February and September of each year, revealing fall/winter and spring/summer trends. The seven- to nine-day event happens in what is known as the “Big 4”: Milan, London, Paris and New York. But what IS New York Fashion Week? You’re about to find out! What seems to be a simple week and a half turns out to be a much more. I was lucky enough to live out the fashion week process while interning for Flying Solo during NYFW’s February showcase. Flying Solo is a company for independent designers that calls itself the “new era for women.” Flying Solo strives to only represent women-owned fashion retail businesses in apparel, bathing suits, shoes and accessories. So, what does a week of preparations look like?DAY 1: Model Casting and a dream becoming realityMy internship began at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 6. I walked 45 minutes from my apartment in the Lower East side all the way to the Flying Solo office in SoHo. The first day was all about finding “the look,” aka model casting day. From the start, there were over 300 models lined up outside in snowy weather and waiting for their turn to show the executives what they could bring to the runway. Within the first five minutes of arriving and meeting the Flying Solo team, I was tasked with running to the nearest store to grab large packs of sharpies for the model forms, printing about 700 model forms and making sure the line was organized all before the first casting call. In other words, it was mayhem, but in my words, it was fashion week. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., I took every model’s headshot, filmed their runway walk and sorted the “yes” pile, “no” pile and “final decision” pile.At the end of the day, I was given my schedule for the week, and it went a little like this…A sneak peak of Chloe McAuliffe’s time at NYFW.DAY 2: Showroom Maintenance and IconsMonday was all about organizing the showroom and completing pulls and returns. Flying Solo offers clients and creatives the opportunity to pull clothing and accessories from their showroom for any projects or photoshoots they might have. When working in the showroom, I had to make sure all of the clothing, shoes and accessories were color-coded and neatly placed on the racks and shelves. When a client came in to take a pull, I documented the garment or piece into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with the designer’s brand name, the color, the type of item and a distinction about the item’s material. One of the creatives I pulled for was Natasha Bird, Elle Magazine’s Executive Digital Editor, who is a true icon in everything editorial fashion to me. Influencer, Chris Lavish, at Flying Solo. (Photo Credit: Alex Korolkovas)Influencer, Chris Lavish, at Flying Solo. (Photo Credit: Alex Korolkovas)DAYS 3 & 4: Busy Work and BusinessTuesday and Wednesday were very similar, quite stationary days. During both days, we worked to pack up all of the retail clothing and floor items in order to empty the racks for designers to drop off their collections. In addition to packing up the retail area of the store, I also checked in the designers with their store name and contact information and showed them where they would be stationed for fitting day. I also designed and built 200+ COVID-safe face shields with the Flying Solo logo for the Flying Solo team, designers and guests at the shows. DAY 5: Fittings and Fabulous Fanatics8 a.m.: Arrive at Flying Solo and meet the new Parsons and NYU student interns8:45 a.m.: Get paired with designers and brands for the day Every intern’s day and schedule looked a little different, because some were paired with only one designer while others were paired with several. I was paired with two jewelry brands: Trend Jewelry and CW Jewels (Instagram handles: @trendjewelry_handmadedesigns and @cw_jewels). The whole day was sectioned off into time blocks from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Although most interns were set in a time frame, being paired with jewelry brands meant that I was going to be on-call with designers and models from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.When a designer approached me to use a piece, I would contact the jewelry designer I was working with and show them which piece was being used, how it was styled and see if they wanted to make any changes. Once each designer liked the look we created, I sought final approval from one of the two head stylists at Flying Solo. Once each look was approved, the models headed to the shoot room to get photographed holding a name card with the brand they were wearing and any other collaborating accessory brands. In addition to the styling, photographing and collaborating, this day was full of networking with designers, models and other interns. A look at Flying Solo’s showroom on fitting day. Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppA look at Flying Solo’s showroom on fitting day. Photo Credit: Frank Raudsepp9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: First time block for designers and models to style outfits for the showDuring this time block, I worked with Hala Al Mamari (Instagram handle: @hala.almamari).Halal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Lisa ZariHalal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Lisa ZariHalal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Alexander Pierce ZetaHalal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Alexander Pierce Zeta12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Second time block for designers and models to style outfits for the showDuring this time block, I worked with Ennstore (@ennstore.ru) and Nabys Vielman (@nabysvielman). Ennstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya NicoleFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya NicoleModel getting photographed in show outfits on fitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppModel getting photographed in show outfits on fitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya NicoleFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Third time block for designers and models to style outfits for the show During this time block, I worked with Elliat (@elliatt), Mia Cherise (@mia.cherise), and NG2 Studios (@ng2_studios). 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Begin model cards and finish any fittings that still needed to be completed Elliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukElliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukElliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukElliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukDAY 6: The Show Day before Show DayThe day before the show is almost more chaotic than the actual show itself. I found myself running around like mad gathering outfits, sourcing garment bags and making model cards. That was all I did on Friday. I arrived at the Flying Solo store around 11:30 a.m. after my morning class (I was still balancing school during the week) and didn’t leave until 1:30 a.m. – all to get right back up at 6 a.m. for the show. Model portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeModel portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeModel portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeModel portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeDAY 7: On the RunwayThe minute you blink, it’s over. Although a long, 14-hour day on your feet spent tirelessly working and shoving any food you can find down your throat when you get a chance seems miserable, it was quite the opposite.On Flying Solo’s show day, interns were put at different stations throughout the three story building in the middle of SoHo, New York. The stations included greeting & elevators, press floor, backstage and show photographers/live streamers. Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariBehind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariItem 1 of 3Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariBehind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariI was placed backstage to be in charge of dressing and changing models in between shows, manning the long line before their catwalk and solving any potential apparel issues. It was no breeze. The room to change was minimal, and models had to toss their clothes anywhere they could in order to get into the next outfit. And, there was only one bathroom on the floor. Despite the backstage chaos, I was able to sneak out during show five and six to get a look at what I was helping put out on the runway. Being able to see the show in person and see the cameras, people and New York City skyline was incredible. The crowd was filled with influencers such as TikTok star Kate Bartlett, along with special guests and designers and their families. On the runway, shoes and accessories, Photo Credit: Matt LicariOn the runway, shoes and accessories, Photo Credit: Matt LicariOn the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressModels walking off the runway to backstageModels walking off the runway to backstageModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariItem 1 of 5On the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressModels walking off the runway to backstageModels walking off the runway to backstageModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariFashion Week may have been one of the most mentally and physically exhausting experiences of my life, but it was also the best one. I would never trade it for anything in the world, and I am determined to do it again in September. But, for now, I think I’ll keep my cowgirl boots on and live the slow and steady country lifestyle. Chloe McAuliffe is the Creative Director and Design Editor for Image Magazine. She is a junior at Texas Christian University, double majoring in strategic communication and design studies. Chloe is looking to pursue a career in fashion.  TopBuilt with Shorthand Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/last_img read more

Action call after “black day” for media freedom

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts Police sealed off Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where the city’s demonstration took place, and helicopters were used to help block access.- Cameramen from Al-Baghdadiya and d’Al-Sharqiya were arrested while filming security forces firing assault weapons and using tear gas to disperse protesters. – A cameraman from the satellite TV station Faiha injured his hand when he was attacked by security forces.- Journalist Seif Al-Khayat was run over by a police car. – Police raided and searched the premises of the TV station Al-Diyar, which was covering the demonstrations from the roof of its building. Reporter Ali Al-’Ainbaki and nine technicians were arrested and the station went off the air. – Two journalists from the satellite TV station Al-Sumariya, Idris Jawad and Sanan Adnan, along with cameramen Satar Muhammed Abdul and Safa Hatem, were arrested after reporting on the protest. They were accused of participating in and helping to organise it and were held for several hours at the Al-Rusafa operations centre (eastern Baghdad).- Thaier Al-Sudani, a Reuters photographer, and Ahmad Al-Rubaie, of Agence France-Presse, were also arrested.- Cameraman Imed Hamed, of satellite TV station Al-Hurra, and his assistant Mustafa Kazem were arrested by riot police in Baghdad and their cameras and recordings seized. – After the demonstration, agents of the 11th intelligence police division burst into the Al-Taraf restaurant in central Baghdad and arrested four journalists – Hussam Serail (a reporter with Al-Sabah), Ali Abdul Sada (Al-Mada), Hadi Al-Mahdi (a presenter with Radio Demozy) and Ali Sumerian (of Al-Sabah). They were insulted and punched and then taken to division headquarters at the former defence ministry building. They were handcuffed, blindfolded, beaten and threatened for several hours before being released.In Karbala, Reuters correspondent Mushtaq Muhammad was hospitalised with serious head injuries after a policeman clubbed him while he filmed the protests. His camera was destroyed. The provincial chief minister apologised to him and the news agency after investigating the incident. The journalist called for an example to be made of the policeman to ensure such an incident did not happen again. Riot police in Karbala also beat and insulted crews from TV stations Afaq TV and Al-Salam TV and seized their recordings. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan March 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Action call after “black day” for media freedom February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa center_img to go further Reporter Ahmed Hiyali, of Radio Sawa, was badly beaten by a special police unit in Mosul and prevented from covering the protests there. A colleague, Adel Sayegh, of the TV station Al-Salah A-Din, said Hiyali was repeatedly hit before being taken to the provincial assembly building.Soldiers confiscated cameras and recordings from several journalists covering the protests in Basra. Radio Dijla reporter Mohammed Al-Jabri was insulted and also beaten with a rifle butt. The journalist Muntazer Al-Zaidi, famous for throwing a shoe at US President George Bush in 2008, was arrested on 24 February while trying to hold a press conference in front of the Abu Hanifa mosque in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighbourhood. He was subsequently released.A total of 23 journalists jointly announced on 27 February they would boycott the offices of prime minister Nuri-Al-Maliki and the Baghdad military commander in protest against the violence against journalists by the security forces and their arbitrary attempts to prevent coverage of the demonstrations. In an open letter, they demanded official apologies and an immediate halt to attacks on the media. Gen. Qassem Atta, spokesman for the Baghdad military chief, duly apologised and said the attacks on freedom of expression were “unintentional.” In response to a question from a cameraman with the satellite TV station Turkmen Illy during a news conference yesterday, Prime Minister Maliki apologized to journalists for the violence used by the security forces and promised both sanctions and reforms.Mohammed Al-Hamdani, a correspondent for the satellite TV station Al-Itijah, was meanwhile killed in a suicide bombing in Ramadi, the capital of Al-Anbar province (110 km west of Baghdad) on 24 February. Ahmed Abdul Salam, a journalist working for the satellite TV station Al-Aan, was wounded by the same explosion. The bombing was at the House of Culture in the neighbourhood known as 17 Tammuz, where a religious festivity was being held. The overall toll was 14 dead and 23 wounded, including the journalists covering the event. Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more News December 16, 2020 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders urged the Iraqi government today to allow journalists to do their job freely and to make every effort to ensure their physical safety after what it called “one of the blackest days for media freedom” in the country since US combat troops left last August.Journalists were “attacked and illegally and summarily arrested” by police and soldiers who were “supposed to protect them” during demonstrations to mark the 25 February “day of rage” in many cities, including Baghdad, Karbala, Mosul and Basra, the organisation’s secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, said. He urged the government to investigate all the abuses and punish those responsible as a matter of course. The army had two days earlier banned the live televising of the Baghdad protest. 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