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Olympics come next from July 24 to August 9 and the mother of all battles for the Indian sports broadcast business – the ICC Men’s World Cup 2020 will happen in Australia from October 18 to November 15. Add to that Star Sports biggest cricket property Indian Premier League between March 29 and May 24.There remains little or no room to accommodate the PKL schedule around July and ensure it to be a success in business and audience each. The league for the past three seasons has been played across three months. Thus the league owner and broadcaster is eyeing a viable schedule where the matches are conducted across three months with not much threat to the ratings and business.Star Sport has the option of an aggressive PKL broadcast across its national channels any time from May last week to the second fortnight of October between the end of the IPL final on May 24 and the start of the Men’s T20 World Cup on October 18. However, the Olympics during July-August will consume the most considerable chunk of sports broadcast business and audience ratings. Sony Pictures Network is the LIVE and Exclusive broadcaster for the Olympic Games in India.Star and Mashal are not prepared to risk the premier property that they have carved out of an “indigenous” sport with a very limited fan and player base.There remain two options – a prolonged season between June and September with a three-to-four week break during the Olympics; or a much delayed PKL 2020-21 that may start in late November or early December.The think tank is busy exploring options to find the most viable dates, confirmed a source on condition of anonymity. Star Sports declined to comment since the dates haven’t been closed as yet.Also Read: BARC Ratings: PKL attracts more eyeballs than Kohli’s double ton By Kunal Dhyani – March 2, 2020 Star, Mashal Sports looking for a favourable window for PKL In a packed international sports calendar that has three mega international event for Indian broadcasters, Pro Kabaddi League owners Mashal Sports and Star India are left to do some brainstorming to work out a favourable schedule for their ground-breaking initiative.Five of the seven seasons so far had witnessed the PKL action during the month of July. This being the year cramped with three additional global mega events – ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – there remains no possibility to schedule the PKL around July. 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France’s fly half Francois Trinh-Duc (L) tackles England’s scrum-half Ben Youngs (R) during the Six Nations rugby union match between England and France at Twickenham stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) Hands full: England’s everyman Tom Wood will do battle with a bombastic Toby Faletau in the 6 Nations deciderBy Alan DymockTHIS SATURDAY Ireland do battle with the robust Italians while Scotland look to consign France to a surprising wooden spoon in Paris. So if you are wanting a Lions fix, looking for an actual one on one match-up where tour contenders try to obliterate each other, you have nowhere to look but the Millennium Stadium.Justin Tipuric/Sam Warburton v Tom Croft/Chris RobshawEffectively we have two opensides versus two blindsides, here. Which may sound unsophisticated, particularly with the rather un-nuanced belief that a good seven always trumps a good six, but in actual fact it will depend on the shape of the game and how momentum swings for us to say who is playing better.Pumped up: Sam Warburton gets animated at MurrayfieldWhat makes this more difficult is that we do not know who will be playing on which side for Wales, while we know Robshaw will want to get to the ruck before Croft and so will pack down on the openside. Last week Warburton suggested that Rob Howley preferred Warburton in defence and Tipuric in attack, so perhaps when England have ball Warburton will be open, and offensively Tipuric will take up the earlier phases of attack, rather than Warburton.So with momentum, should England be on top, expect Warburton to be a key figure as he aims to hit Robshaw as he takes those short balls he loves. Should Wales be on top there is a chance that Tipuric will act as tree chopper-in residence given Dan Lydiate’s absence and looking to impress with his work rate, covering Croft and Robshaw. Of course if this is the case – and it’s a big if – Warburton may be asked to play off Tipuric carrying, instead off tearing into the secondary tackler with ball in hand. Depending on his confidence levels he may oblige.What is so fascinating is that Warburton may be asked to play a fluid game against the synchronised-watch reliability of Robshaw.Toby Faletau v Tom Wood There is an evident difference in styles here, with Faletau fond of front foot action and Wood a master of spinning several plates at once. This is not to say that Faletau is one-dimensional; he is capable of amassing frightening statistics in terms of plunging directly ahead or trying to clap a tackle on as many foes as possible – just look at his 75 tackles in the 2011 Rugby World Cup finals. He can soar and is the pick of the eights in this tournament in terms of headlines.Wood is a man for all seasons, though. He can wear six, seven or eight on his back, and in truth he is really a six, but he offers utility. He is a catalyst more that anything else; a cog that holds things together. He is a leader too.Both of these men are fancied to tour in the summer, but on Saturday both will play a huge part in deciding the outcome. One because they are a generator of momentum; the other because they nit everything together.Hot-footed: Ben Youngs scuttles past Francois Trinh-DucMike Phillips v Ben YoungsBig talking, bold, brawny Mike Phillips may like shouldering responsibility when the game tightens up, but in Ben Youngs he faces an opponent who runs like a greyhound chasing a Ferrari masquerading as a rabbit.With this game set to ebb and flow, then, it will come down to which player makes the least errors. Or indeed infringes the least. After all, Warren Gatland will want someone who can facilitate his game plan for the Lions, not someone willing to gamble everything for 80 minutes. We all like our nines to be chancers, but with both men likely to tour they need to prove their intellect if we are to decide a hierarchy.George North v Chris Ashton The mountainous Scarlet may not be screaming up to the top of official yardage charts or thumping in with try after try, but balance and contribution tends to best stats in international rugby. He is a monstrous man to bring down and frees up space for others.Nevertheless, the statistics around Ashton’s tackling have brought many to question his actual contribution. He is also not scoring with any great regularity. So when these two clash, something will have to give. There is enough pressure on this fixture – that is patently clear from the different ways North’s “bloodbath” comments are being construed or misconstrued –but with North likely to be going on the tour and Ashton with a chance to make the plane should he impress this weekend, both will be trying their damnedest to make headway. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 25, 2014 House of Bishops concluding ‘bridge-building’ spring retreat Bishops are ‘growing together as a house more deeply’ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 House of Bishops, Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Structure Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs March 26, 2014 at 3:07 am As long as you’re spending someone else’s money, who cares what it costs. Just take it out of the offerings, even if the people making those offerings weren’t aware they were subsidizing expensive junkets made possible by some trumped-up justification. Just another perk for the ruling class in their purple shirts, or so it seems to some of us. If members of congress can go on junkets, why not the bishops, too? Tags Margo Fletcher says: Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA David Krohne says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church House of Bishops’ nearly complete annual spring retreat has been a time of community building and bridge building.“You cannot work as effectively as colleagues if you are not also friends, and there is emotional and relational capital – spiritual capital – that’s generated in these gatherings that we depend on at other points in the life of the House of Bishops,” Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe, vice president of the House of Bishops, said March 25 during a telephone news conference.Diocese of Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley, co-chair of the House of Bishops Planning Committee, agreed. “As we continue to embrace the spring meeting as a time of retreat and reflection, we’re growing together as a house more deeply in that embrace with each successive meeting,” he said.The bishops, Ousley said, are “beginning to deepen our appreciation for one another” and, by way of hearing reflections from their colleagues, are building bridges between “our own personal spirituality and the spirituality of what it means to be a bishop serving in the church at this time.”The retreat began March 21 at the Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center in Navasota, Texas (Diocese of Texas), and is due to conclude March 25 after a town-hall style meeting and a short business session, followed by a closing Eucharist and dinner.Bishop Ken Price, secretary of the House of Bishops, said during the news conference that the retreat has had one of the largest attendances in recent years with 148 bishops present. He noted that the house has changed a lot in the 20 years since he was ordained and consecrated, with 180 bishops added during that time.During their business meeting, the bishops will formally recognize retired Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris with a resolution honoring the 25th anniversary of her ordination and consecration as the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion.“Where we have come in that time is amazing,” Price said.On the opening day of the retreat, the house heard briefings from two General Convention-mandated studies. The Rev. Brian Taylor of Rio Grande and Joan Geiszler-Ludlum of East Carolina presented the work to date of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage. And, Task Force for Reimagining The Episcopal Church members Bishop Andy Doyle of Texas, Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real, Bishop Sean Rowe of Northwestern Pennsylvania/Bethlehem and Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina presented the task force’s work to date.“There’s been lots of conversation about the need for more time for conversation,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said during the news conference of both presentations. “I know we will come back to both issues in our fall meeting.”Price said that, despite the lack of time for in-depth discussion and the acknowledgment that the task force still has a lot of work to do, there was a “very positive reception” of what was presented.Ousley said both initiatives “represent in a very tangible way a very positive move by the church as a whole into working intentionally to gather the voices of all of God’s people in the church on important matters.”“Finding appropriate opportunities” for the voices of laity, deacons, priests and bishops to be brought to the table is “part of a large trend that we’re seeing in the church of trying to see how all of us can be together in decision-making, in wrestling with how our future unfolds,” he said.Price agreed, adding that “there is an overriding feeling from people that we’re entering a time in which we need to find new ways of being in relations which one another and not just worry about the legality of being a church.”The bishops were asked about the cost of the house’s plan to hold its September meeting in Taiwan. Jefferts Schori noted that the Diocese of Taiwan is the easternmost part of the Episcopal Church and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.Bishop David Jung-Hsin Lai’s invitation “seemed like a remarkable opportunity for the bishops in this church to learn something about the Asian context in which the church has relationships, and also increasingly from which other parts of the Episcopal Church are receiving migrants,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to expand on the theme of this meeting, which is singing the Lord’s song in a strange land. Yes, it costs something to go there. It costs something of each bishop in terms of openness to new experience and to discerning the presence of God in other contexts.”Wolfe said that the house has been trying to hold down its meeting costs this triennium and added that “either we are going to be an international church or we are not, and if we are that’s going to … require some cost both in terms of travel expenditure and as Bishop Katharine points out also the cost of being willing to engage new cultures and different experiences.”The theme of the Taiwan meeting will be “expanding the apostolic imagination,” Ousley said.“What better way for us to expand our imagination than to be within a culture that by its very distance forces us to think differently, to listen and hear differently, and be able to translate those experiences back to our own culture. I am excited that we’re going to be there,” he said. “As far as the cost is concerned, being faithful in church is not just a question of economic issues but rather it’s about who is God calling us to be and what is God calling us to do. That is always a part of the equation that we must consider.”The Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs issued daily accounts that provided a brief overview of the bishops’ discussions and activities at Camp Allen. Those accounts are here.Members of the public and the news media were not allowed to observe the sessions. Some bishops blogged and tweeted during the retreat using #hobspring14. Those tweets can be read here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY March 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm Considering the visit to the Diocese of Taiwan (or any other of the overseas dioceses once every three years) as a “junket” may be appropriate for businesses and professional associations or members of the Congress (although their true junkets are mostly paid by big corporations and, eventually by us, whenever we buy gas, medicines, or commodities.) But the Church is the Body of Christ, and we are members of one another, wherever they are and wherever we are. Visiting overseas dioceses is not so much a learning experience for “those people”, but unfailingly it has been an enriching and learning experience for our Bishops. Further, I can’t find any biblical and/or missiological support for failing to visit our brothers and sisters just because is “expensive.” Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (3) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH March 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm Spoken like a true Episcopalian for whom there are no limits to economic resources! Keep the lavishness of our agenda going no matter that more and more of our people are having hard times economically and that every overseas trip of our bishops adds 100 times more pollution than bringing one representative overseas visitors to our shores. Are we surprised that this kind of stewardship is not attractive to potential members.The ‘common good’ is the directive – love your neighbor as yourself. All your neighbors! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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From left, Monica Moorehead, Pierre LaBossiere, Jeremy Miller.Oakland, Calif. — “Socialism and the Black Liberation Struggle” was the topic of the forum held in Oakland on Feb. 11, which opened the Black History Month California Tour sponsored by Workers World Party. Monica Moorehead, WWP’s 2016 presidential candidate and a managing editor of WW newspaper, is the tour’s featured speaker.Moorehead explained: “Capitalist bourgeois democracy in the U.S. has proven incapable of resolving the 20th century crisis of the ‘color line,’ to quote W.E.B. Du Bois, which is white supremacy as well as other forms of oppression. Capitalism had the opportunity to redeem itself a century and a half ago since Black Reconstruction but failed miserably.”Discussing the current situation, Moorehead said: “The productive forces are overripe for socialism in the U.S. but have to be extracted from private hands. Winning socialism in the U.S., through revolutionary solidarity with the most oppressed, will cause a huge rippling effect throughout the world in terms of washing away all forms of inequality, war and exploitation worldwide.”Pierre LaBossiere, leader of the Haiti Action Committee, opened the forum. He talked about the historical role Haitians played in the struggle to overturn slavery, not just in Haiti, but throughout the Americas. He expressed concern about how the ongoing struggle for democracy in Haiti — with daily demonstrations in the streets — is largely ignored by mainstream media and much of the “progressive” media, too.LaBossiere pointed out that Haitians in the U.S. have been involved in the working-class struggle here, but now face deportation because Trump rescinded the temporary protected status agreement. TPS was originally provided after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.Jeremy Miller, of the Idriss Stelley Foundation and the Last 3 Percent of San Francisco, closed the forum. He described the influence of Black socialist leaders in the struggle in the U.S., including in Black churches in the late 1800s. Miller raised the role of Black workers in the workers’ struggle here and explained how the absence of higher-paid jobs for Black workers affected their role in that struggle.The tour moves on to Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, 5278 W. Pico Blvd.; and then to San Diego on Sunday, Feb. 18 at noon at UNITE HERE Local 30 at 2436 Market St.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The North American Free Trade Agreement has helped the U.S. imperialist ruling class dominate both its junior imperialist neighbor to the north, Canada, and its neighbor to the south, Mexico — which is closely tied to Central and Latin America. At the same time it has enriched the owners at the expense of workers and farmers in all three countries.Negotiated by the George H.W. Bush administration and signed into law by Bill Clinton in December 1993, NAFTA has brought tremendous benefits to big U.S. corporations that can maneuver to move production to wherever it is cheapest. This is why auto production is booming in Mexico, where workers report the average auto wage is around $2.50 — not the $8-10 an hour U.S. companies claim but which only a small handful of highly skilled workers receive. (AP, Sept. 25).In 2017, the Mexican automotive industry employed some 840,000 workers both for the assembly of vehicles and for the production of auto parts.Consider this statistic from the U.S. Department of Commerce: U.S. trade in goods and services with Canada and Mexico rose from $337 billion in 1993 to $1.11 trillion in 2015. This tripling of the dollar value of trade implies an even greater increase in profits.Jerry Dias, president of Canada’s largest private-sector trade union, Unifor, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in August that “NAFTA was bad for Canadian workers, [U.S.] American workers, and especially Mexican workers.”Unifor has been very active in trying to build ties with the Mexican union movement. It has invited Mexican trade union leaders to Canada, its leaders have gone to Mexico, and it has raised Mexican issues in a number of demonstrations throughout Canada. Unifor represents most of the 88,000 workers in the Canadian auto assembly industry and the 120,000 workers making auto parts.NAFTA crushes Mexican farmersNAFTA devastated Mexican farmers. CBS News estimated in 2006 that 2 million Mexican farmers had lost their livelihood due to imports of highly subsidized U.S. corn, beans and rice. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that 900,000 small Mexican corn farmers were forced off their farms to look for work elsewhere because U.S. agribusiness could undersell their corn.This flood of displaced farmers into Mexico’s labor market contributed to the drop in real wages and to rising unemployment rates during the first 10 years of NAFTA. Displaced farmers who couldn’t find jobs in Mexico were forced to migrate to the United States.Trump’s assertion that NAFTA is the “worst agreement ever” for U.S. business or workers is simply his own demagogy. He claims that by importing less and exporting more, ordinary U.S. people will gain. Some see Trump’s stance as a bargaining ploy for the U.S. to get more from Canada and Mexico and pay less. This approach does nothing to benefit U.S. workers.Mexico’s outgoing president, Enrique Peña Nieto, wanted to sign quickly before the Dec. 1 transition, when his successor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, takes office. It would be a last success for Peña Nieto and remove a major problem from the plate of López Obrador.But the main reason why Mexico gave in was Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on all automotive imports, not just impose a quota. This would devastate the Mexican economy and destroy the employment of nearly 900,000 people. It would also affect U.S. workers who make parts that Mexican manufacturers include in the products they make for export.The Canadian economy is more capable of withstanding U.S. threats than Mexico’s. A good example of Canada’s strengths is the tight links between plants in Canada and the U.S. auto industry for over 50 years. A 2004 study showed that 257,000 jobs in Michigan and $13 billion in annual production depend on the crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Any action on Trump’s part to harm or destroy the Canadian auto industry would have a major impact on these quarter-million jobs.NAFTA had already hurt the interests of working people in the three countries. Trump’s belligerent approach to trade risks making the lives of Mexican, U.S. and Canadian workers even harder.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Violence and fear are an integral part of the lives of many Latin American radio programme hosts, who are sometimes even at risk within their studios. Local radio stations are particularly exposed, especially those that are far from major urban centres.Radio stations are often hounded by government officials, politicians and organized crime. Of the 17 journalists murdered in Latin America in 2016, no fewer than ten worked for radio stations. Hernán Choquepata Ordoñez, a Peruvian journalist working for Radio La Ribereña, and João Valdecir de Borba, a Brazilian journalist with Rádio Difusora AM, were both shot dead in mid-broadcast last year.Two programme hosts working for the same Mexican radio station, Tu Un Ñuu Savi, were killed within the space of three months. Marco Bonifacio Sánchez, a Peruvian journalist with Turbo Mix Radio y Televisión, was attacked ten days ago by masked men who tried to cut his tongue out.“On World Radio Day, we hail the courageous work of radio stations from Mexico to Patagonia, which play a key role in promoting freedom of expression and opinion and actively participate in the democratic lives of their countries in often deplorable security conditions,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“As a matter of urgency, Latin America’s government must reinforce protection for these radio stations and their journalists and guarantee their ability to operate and to be viable.”In countries such as Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Honduras, minorities and other sectors of the population that are disadvantaged and marginalized have been using community radio stations for decades as a tool for promoting education, fundamental rights and identity-based demands.Many indigenous communities still use their radio stations to defend their lands and denounce discrimination by their big-city neighbours. This is the case with La Voz de Zacate Grande in Honduras and Voces de Nuestra Tierra and Nasa Estéreo in Colombia. Radio is often the only link with the outside world for communities in some remote Amazonian regions.Although community radio stations play a vital social role, their work is complicated by the fact that they receive no support from most Latin American governments, which make little effort to promote pluralism.Legislation in Guatemala and Brazil, for example, makes it very difficult for community radio stations to obtain or renew broadcast frequencies and obstructs their development.They are therefore forced to operate illegally, leaving them even more vulnerable to violence and persecution by the authorities, who do not hesitate to carry out raids, confiscate their equipment and prosecute them. Help by sharing this information News RSF_en News Receive email alerts to go further MexicoBrazilGuatemalaHondurasPeruColombiaParaguayAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionUNESCO Follow the news on Americas Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is marking World Radio Day today by spotlighting both the importance and the fragility of Latin America’s community radio stations, which play a key social and democratic role but are still very vulnerable. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies February 10, 2017 Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists MexicoBrazilGuatemalaHondurasPeruColombiaParaguayAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionUNESCO Reports Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more