COVID can be defeated Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way

first_imgAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage uncontrollably in the U.S., it must be understood that it doesn’t have to be this way. Many countries around the world, especially those building socialism, have been able to effectively combat the pandemic, using the tools of a planned economy and robust national health care systems to prioritize the health of their populations.  On Aug. 20, Workers World Party held a webinar entitled “COVID can be defeated: Cuba, China, Venezuela and Vietnam lead the way.” This event brought together organizer and solidarity activist perspectives from these countries, which are leading the way globally in combating the virus.In those countries, governmental policies have involved and empowered the workers to prevent the novel coronavirus from reaching the pandemic conditions which are occurring in the U.S., and throughout much of the rest of the capitalist world.  Speakers included Lee Siu Hin, of the China U.S. Solidarity Network and National Immigrant Solidarity Network, who discussed China’s highly successful actions to combat the disease. Dr. Rosemari Mealy, of the N.Y.-Jersey Cuba Si Coalition,  and a board member of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, raised the socialist island’s effective measures to control the virus.  William Camacaro, representing the Bolivarian Circle Venezuela Solidarity, explained the impact of COVID-19 on the country and the government’s response.   And  Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn, of the Viêt Solidarity and Action Network and Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign, told of that country’s public health campaign to treat and control the virus.  Under 30 lives have been lost there from the illness.As of Aug. 24, the U.S. has led the world with the highest rate of infections and highest death count because the health — and very lives — of workers, especially oppressed people, are secondary to profits being made for the ruling class. More than 178,000 people have died.  Tens of millions of workers have lost their jobs, with an untold number of renters facing evictions. Meanwhile, the wealth of U.S. billionaires has grown to an astounding $637 billion during the pandemic! The cruelty of capitalism is on full display during this major health crisis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick singers hoping to belt their way to victory

first_img TAGSCroke ParkIrish Youth Music AwardsLava JavasSinging NewsLocal NewsLimerick singers hoping to belt their way to victoryBy Staff Reporter – January 23, 2018 1624 Limerick ladies secure All Ireland final place after victory over London Finalist at last year’s Limerick IYMA qualifiers at Limerick Youth ServiceOn February 9th, Limerick Youth Service will hold the Limerick Heat of the Irish Youth Music Awards at our Lava Javas Youth Café, 5 Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick from 4:30-8pm.Liam Bryd & Aaron Moloney winners of the Limerick Heat of the IYMAs in 2017The Irish Youth Music Awards are a nationwide teenage music competition for musicians, singer/songwriters from all genres with the national finals being held at Croke Park on Saturday, April 21st.More local news here. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick legend Leonard Enright inducted into GAA Hall of Fame Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleLimerick GAA stalwarts drive enthusiasm for Bus Éireann competitionNext articleLimerick dog lover bags €32,000 on Winning Streak Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “I’ve some head on me”- Cian Lynch’s hilarious reaction to photograph with his mother center_img Facebook Email Linkedin Limerick reach All-Ireland Hurling Final after stunning comeback WhatsApp Advertisement WATCH – Limerick fan’s ‘hurling pilgrimage’ from Dubai Limerick captain Hannon revelling in return to defensive rolelast_img read more

Good Governance: Weaving a single garment of destiny

first_img continue reading » The recent events in the United States—no, this time, not COVID-19—the recent events surrounding the urgent call for equality led me back to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s letter from a Birmingham jail. I often return to this brilliant piece of literary history, from which I find great guidance and direction, but never so much as I have recently.In his letter, dated April 16, 1963, he wrote: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial ‘outside agitator’ idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.” Never have truer words been spoken of these, our United States, or indeed the world. But we should also take an important lesson from these words for the organizations that we lead.I hear so much lately about organizations and boards—particularly in the credit union space—taking up the cause of “DEI,” or diversity, equity and inclusion. In fact, in our 2020 State of Credit Union Governance, diversity was listed as the highest priority when recruiting new board members among those surveyed. As those at BoardSource, a national organization working to empower boards and inspire leadership, say, “As the decision-making body at the highest level of organizational leadership, boards play a critical role in creating an organization that prioritizes, supports and invests in equity, diversity and inclusion.”And I couldn’t agree more. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

North East Comprehensive PTA meeting with education officials successful

first_img Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions EducationLocalNewsSecondary North East Comprehensive PTA meeting with education officials successful by: – December 5, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Share The president of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of the North East Comprehensive School Matthew Auguiste says a meeting today with education officials was successful. Students stayed away from the classroom on November 22nd while the PTA staged protest action for better learning conditions at the school. Auguiste says work has started in the planning stages and he is hoping that the government will live up to its promise in meeting the needs of the students. Meantime he says actual work is expected to commence soon.“I would like to thank the senior officials in the Ministry of Education for meeting with us today. Today we met with five officials in the education ministry about the way forward for the school. I must say that together with the other members of the PTA, we feel having left the meeting very hopeful that our concerns are being met and registered and work has started in the planning stages for the safety of our children,” he said.He said parents remained resolute and committed t the development of their school and their child.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Austin double earns QPR victory

first_img Dunne’s angled pass out of defence was chested down by skipper Zamora perfectly into the path of Austin, whose drive flashed past the despairing hand of Guzan to give the Rs a valuable lead. Benteke had a chance to level matters with a header shortly afterwards but could only flick Westwood’s cross wide of Green’s post as Villa searched for an immediate riposte. Republic of Ireland defender Dunne, who spent four years at Villa Park, was again the man to put his body on the line as he blocked Benteke’s next effort as Agbonlahor and Weimann combined on the break to open up the Rangers defence. Sandro came closest to extending the QPR lead before the interval but his cute chip was too high to catch Guzan off his line and drifted behind for a goal kick as Rangers reached half-time in front. The second half started in much the same vein but Villa should have equalised on 55 minutes when Clark could only poke wide from close range after being picked out by Benteke’s downward header from Westwood’s deep free-kick. Zamora, who had spent the night hassling and harrying the Villa defence and proved he could still be a thorn in the side of an opposing team, was withdrawn just after the hour as Redknapp introduced Junior Hoilett from the bench. The Canadian winger almost made an immediate impact but saw a clever shot hit the far post, but it was not long until Austin’s second goal killed off the game as the former Burnley frontman did well to beat Ron Vlaar to Eduardo Vargas’ low cross to steer the ball past Guzan with just over 20 minutes remaining. Lambert responded by bringing on Darren Bent and Joe Cole but it was Vargas who should have made it three for QPR as he broke the offside trap before his tame effort was kept out by Guzan. Villa’s luck in front of goal continued to desert them as Tom Cleverley’s strike was palmed back into the middle of the box by Green, who then recovered well to prevent Clark from tapping home. That proved to be the last meaningful chance at a consolation for Villa, who will be hoping to halt their slide when they welcome similarly out-of-form Tottenham to Villa Park on Sunday. Having proved the architects of their own downfall with two own goals in the recent defeat to Liverpool, Rangers came out on top at Loftus Road in a game against an Aston Villa outfit bereft of confidence. When Austin struck a sweet half-volley in the first half the writing was already on the wall for Paul Lambert’s visitors, who have now gone over eight hours since scoring a goal, and another predatory finish the other side of the interval secured what could be a vital 2-0 win. They may have faced Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton in recent weeks – with an 11-0 aggregate reverse scoreline – but these sorts of evenings need to produce results if Villa are to stay clear of the pack squabbling at the foot of the table. But, for Redknapp and QPR, this was a much-needed second win of the campaign which lifts them above fellow newly-promoted side Burnley and to within two points of 17th-placed Leicester as the 67-year-old continues to face questions about his future. As well as Austin’s two efforts, Redknapp would have been pleased with the developing link-up play his goalscorer is enjoying with the industrious Bobby Zamora – whilst the league’s worst defence kept just their second clean sheet of the campaign with Rio Ferdinand again an unused substitute. Ciaran Clark was brought back into the Villans’ defence but he wasted their best chance to grab just their fifth league goal of the season, with five defeats in succession leaving Villa only three points clear of their Monday night hosts. The recalled Villa duo of Carlos Sanchez and Andreas Weimann combined well in the early stages, with the latter’s cross headed to Ashley Westwood who could only arrow his shot into the chest of fit-again Rob Green. Gabriel Agbonlahor, who scored Villa’s last league goal back in mid-September, saw a low effort bravely blocked by former team-mate Richard Dunne as Lambert’s side began to dominant possession. Green was again called into action moments later as Sanchez thrashed a shot towards goal from distance but, fortunately for the former England goalkeeper, the effort flew straight into his grasp. Brad Guzan was not as lucky at the other end as Redknapp’s men broke the deadlock from the next attack following a simple long ball forward. A brace from Charlie Austin lit up an otherwise forgettable game as QPR moved off the bottom of the Premier League and eased the mounting pressure on manager Harry Redknapp. Press Associationlast_img read more

Live playoff updates: Sharks lose another Game 2, this time to Blues

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 2 of the Sharks’ Western Conference finals series against the St. Louis Blues on Monday at SAP Center.The Sharks are two days removed from their impressive Game 1 victory over the Blues when Timo Meier and Logan Couture each scored a pair of goals in Saturday night’s 6-3 win. San Jose would like to stop its trend of losing Game 2 after opening the last two series with wins at home.In order for the Blues to even …last_img

2017 Open Trans Tasman Flag Beareres Announced

first_imgAustralian Men’s Open player, Matthew Prowse and Women’s Open player, Emily Hennessey have been named the Australian Flag Bearers for the 2017 Open’s Trans Tasman Test Series.Emily Hennessey from the Women’s Open Team first represented Australia as a 16-year-old in the 2004 Youth Series in New Zealand, followed by the 2005 Youth World Cup. She was then selected in the Australian Women’s Open team for the 2009, 2010 and 1013 Trans Tasman Test Series and the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. She has been capped at open level on 24 occasions. Returning to the highest level of our sport after each of her three pregnancies is an indication of her character and her determination, motivation and dedication.Matt Prowse was first selected into the Australian Men’s Open team in 2009 and subsequently represented Australia at the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Trans Tasman Test Series and at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. During his nine years of representation in the Australian Men’s Open team, Matt has been capped on 37 occasions. TFA wishes to congratulate Matt and Emily on this accolade, one that is thoroughly deserved.Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2017 Trans Tasman Series:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman17)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksFlag Bearerslast_img read more

10 months agoBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressure

first_imgBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz says he can handle pressure of being a Real Madrid player.The 19-year-old former Manchester City midfielder had his official presentation on Monday and was able to train with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning, though he was clearly still in a state of excitement about the move.”Real Madrid are the best club in the world and you have to perform at the highest level every week,” he said to Madrid’s official television channel.”Each week you must try to score goals and give assists and, above all, contribute to the team union that is what leads you to winning titles at the end.”There are great players and world stars here.”I’ve come from a big club, but this is another step forward.”Brahim provided an insight into where he believes he plays best, too.”[I’m comfortable] in all attacking positions,” he added.”I really like to play behind the striker because I’m a link-up player.”I like the attacking side of the game and being able to play one-twos, arriving from midfield and score goals.”Goals and assists are very important for a club like Real Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoSolskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!

first_imgSolskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer remains convinced Manchester United are on the right path. Solskjaer thinks his side have performed well despite not getting positive results. The Red Devils are in tenth with nine points from seven games following the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday.And Solskjaer says his side have been unlucky not to get more points from their performances.”There are many things we look at that gives me loads of confidence,” he said. “You can talk about performance, but results matter. “You can talk about results – I can talk about six out of seven good performances that weren’t as bad you thought.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more