RMF solidarity with fee protests

first_imgMembers of the Oxford and South Africa-based campaign group Rhodes Must Fall expressed solidarity this week with students protesting in South Africa against tuition fees.Rhodes Must Fall commented via Facebook on the “magnificence of the students of South Africa,” expressing their sympathy for the cause. In addition, a solidarity meeting was held outside the South African High Commission in London last Friday.Student protests took place in South Africa over the last two weeks, slowing down university operations. The protests were sparked by a proposed national 10.5 per cent tuition fee rise. The planned increases have since been scrapped after initially being suspended.Oxford Law graduate Ntokozo Qwabe stated on Facebook on Sunday that “Education is a right. Rights are entitlements. People are right to feel entitled to education. Full stop.“So YES. We are entitled to free education. And won’t stop claiming it until it is granted. Rights are not for sale. We refuse to be reduced to customers of our rights. The struggle continues this week.”The protests originated in Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, and rapidly gained momentum. Protesters claim the higher fees would increase the number of young people unable to access further education, dividing the population based on income and along racial lines. In 2012, 53 per cent of academics in the country were white, despite only 8 per cent of the population being so.Violence characterised the protests, with many universities shut down including the University of Cape Town and tear gas and stun grenades deployed against demonstrators. As of Wednesday 28th October, lectures were resuming in universities across South Africa.last_img read more

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Area Girls Basketball Scores (11-4)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Saturday (11-4)South Ripley  51     Greensburg  46Heritage Christian  74     East Central  57Triton Central  58     North Decatur  51Southwestern  56     South Decatur  40Waldron  69     Indy Arlington  23Lawrenceburg  75     Switz. County  45Rushville  64     Muncie Central  18Indy Ritter  44     Connersville  38last_img

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The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 24-0 win over Liberty

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on September 1, 2019 at 12:59 amcenter_img LYNCHBURG, Va. — Syracuse dominated Liberty in its first season-opening shutout since 2015. The Orange forced three turnovers and eight sacks, and when the Flames reached the red zone, SU forced a fumble in the first half. All three of SU’s touchdowns came on the ground and the Orange spoiled Liberty’s first game in the FBS, 24-0.Here’s what our beat writers had to say after the victory.last_img

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Thank You, GOL, for Letting Simeon Freeman and Vandalark Patricks Go

first_imgThese two patriots, Simeon Freeman and Vandalark Patricks, could not keep their mouths shut in the face of the public anger and dismay over the mysterious and untimely deaths of one of our most talented sons, Harry A. Greaves, and also Michael Allison.So angry, suspicious and even frightened were these two men that they went beyond the pale (limit) in their utterances, accusing the government of Liberia (GOL) of an apparent witch hunt. Simeon Freeman bluntly accused the government of having a “hit list” made up of critics of the government to be assassinated. The Ellen government got angry, tried to arrest him and filed a seditious libel case against him. But he got away before they could arrest him.The late Allison knew a lot about the US$1 million which the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, got from NOCAL for his nationwide tour. Then suddenly after he started talking, he disappeared, only for his naked body to be found on the beach behind the President’s office.That is where a government can be really helped by competent, cautious and reticent (restrained) legal advisors—advisors who do not rush to action, but carefully weigh each situation and advise their bosses accordingly.And some of our saner and more levelheaded compatriots, notably Counselor Tiawan Gongloe and Attorney Kofi Woods, moved quickly to urge caution and restraint on the part of GOL.Following orders for their arrest, the Daily Observer editorially urged GOL to leave them alone, in the exercise of tolerance.But oh, Liberian Attorney Generals (AG), who think they can do anything in the name of “protecting” their President and safeguarding the country’s “security,” and get away with it.Remember that in 1953 Sammy Richards, publisher of The Friend, a weekly, published an article, “Why a Third Term?” The Tubman government angrily reacted with a series of attacks against Mr. Richards, published in the Daily Listener, owned by staunch TWP partisan C.C. Dennis. The final attack against Richards was written by Attorney General Cassell himself, entitled, “Whom the gods destroy . . .” That same night, thugs entered Mr. Richards’ printing press and broke up his printing machines!Remember, too, it was C. Abayomi Cassell who, following the alleged “plot that failed,” an alleged attempt to assassinate President Tubman at the Executive Pavilion on June 22, 1955, arrested, imprisoned and prosecuted hundreds of members of the opposition Independent True Whig Party (ITWP). The party was founded by former President Edwin Barclay, Counselor Nete Sie Brownell, S. David Coleman and Counselor S. Raymond Horace, who were challenging President Tubman in that year’s elections. Alas! The real “plot” was masterminded by Tubman’s supporters, notably Simon Simonovitch, a Russian Jew who was an official of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce. He is said to have told the President, “If you want to win that election, let’s concoct a plot to assassinate you and blame it on the opposition, in order to discredit them.”An aftermath of “the plot” was the arrest and shooting to death of S. David Coleman and his young son John, who had just returned from the USA with a degree in civil engineering. Their bodies laid for several days on heartrending display at the Barclay Training Center (BTC). While members of the opposition languished in prison, the elections were held and Tubman was “elected” to a third term of office.But in 1961, when he was no longer AG, Counselor C. Abayomi Cassell delivered a legal address in Lagos, Nigeria, criticizing the Liberian justice system. While Cassell was yet in Nigeria, President Tubman angrily had him disbarred from the practice of law!Cassell’s successor was Counselor Joseph J.F. Chesson. Chesson served another stint as Attorney General following the resignation of Oliver Bright after April 14, 1979. Again, an inept and overzealous Attorney General Bright had ill advised President William R. Tolbert. Instead of advising the President to let Baccus Matthews and his Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL) march in the exercise of their constitutional rights, Bright took the hardline and demanded that the march not take place, otherwise “we will shoot.” And shoot they did, as the demonstrationpassed the Information Ministry, killing three people. But the pandemonium had already hit Broad Street after Bright and his Police Director Varney Dempster had raided PAL’s office, breaking up furniture and hauling away documents. Oliver Bright, realizing he had misled the President, with catastrophic consequences, quietly bowed out, went to London, where he later died and was buried. Shortly thereafter, Cllr. J.F. Chesson succeeded Bright, maintaining the hard line. In early 1980 he made a remark to reassure President Tolbert that things were now fully under control. “When we get finished with them, President Tolbert will be able to dance from the Executive Mansion to Hotel Africa!” he said. It was only a few weeks later the April 12 Coup occurred. Chesson, like many other topmost officials, were caught up in the melee. We all know the rest. Once again, Attorney General Benedict Sannoh, too, behaved like the typical Liberian Attorney General—he rushed to action, leveling spurious (bogus) charges against Freeman and Patricks and, in the process, embarrassing his President and government. Perhaps realizing this, he quietly bowed out. We know not whether Ellen’s new Attorney General, Cllr. Frederick Cherue, had anything to do with the charges against Freeman and Vandalark Patricks being dropped. Was that one of Cherue’s conditions for accepting the job? We may never know. But we applaud GOL for dropping the charges against the two men. It is a most welcome development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bragging Rights

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now No one likes a braggart. But you don’t have to brag. You just have to do something that earns you bragging rights.What big, worthwhile accomplishment did you get done today that is worth bragging about?What massive action did you take that generated some brag-worthy outcome?What did you do today that stretched you beyond your comfort zone and caused you to think, “Man, did I just do that? I hope someone was watching!”What action taken today is going to look like a work of pure genius 90 days from now? What did you do that you’re going to be able to trace back to the prescience you had today?What difficult client situation did you deal with like a boss, changing the game for them and for you and your company? What did you do that moved the needle in a big way?Every day is an opportunity to do something noteworthy, something important, something worth bragging about, even if you don’t do the bragging. If you can’t point to anything you’ve done that is meaningful or worthwhile? Then you are in luck; you get to try again tomorrow.The best way to earn bragging rights is to decide what you are going to do that is brag-worthy before you even start your day. If you plan where and how you will spend your time, you increase the odds that you do something worth noting. You also increase your odds of doing something important enough to point to when you tackle the easiest, foulest, most difficult tasks first every day. If the rest of your day doesn’t go as well as you wished it would, you will always be able to point to having completed that most difficult task before doing anything easier—and less important.Big play-makers make big plays.What did you do that’s worth bragging about? What will you do tomorrow to earn your bragging rights?last_img read more

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Live Streaming India vs England 4th Test Day 3: When and where to watch IND v ENG Test match?

first_imgWhat time is the Test match between England and India?Day 3 of the fourth Test between India and England will start at 3.30pm IST.Where can I watch the England vs India Test match live?You can watch the Test match live on the following TV channels – Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD from 2.30pm IST.Live Streaming will be available on SonyLiv app and website – sonyliv.comWhen is the England vs India Test match?The fourth Test between India and England will be played from August 30 to September 3.Where will the England vs India Test match be played?The fourth Test between India and England will be played at Rose Bowl, Southampton.Where can I check the online live updates of the England vs India Test match?You can get all the latest updates, reactions, news of the Test match at www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the team squads for England vs India Test match?India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.England: Joe Root (C), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ben StokesEngland were all out for 246 in their first innings as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami continued to torment them.Cheteshwar Pujara scored his maiden Test hundred in England and 15th overall, as India were bowled out for 273 and Englandfinished the second day at 6/0 in their second innings to trail by 21 runs.advertisementThere is all to play for both teams with England leading the five-match series 2-1. England had won the first two Tests at Edgbaston and Lord’s before India fought back to win the third Test at Trent Bridge.For the first time under Virat Kohli, India remained unchanged in a Test match. That meant Bumrah, Shami, Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya returned to haunt England’s batsmen.India vs Bangladesh Final Asia Cup 2018 Live Streaming: How to watch IND vs BAN Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TVlast_img read more

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Didier Drogba Leads Chelsea to First Ever Title

Didier Drogba added to his growing legend by scoring a dramatic header in the 88th minute to bring his club Chelsea to a tie with favored Bayern Munich at their home stadium, then he heroically won the match with a penalty kick to give Chelsea a 4-3 advantage and its first-ever European Champions League title.Drogba’s contract with Chelsea expires next month, so it could have been the theatrical 34-year-old’s last match with the British club. He couldn’t have gone off in a more dramatic fashion, lifting his club onto his shoulders after team captain John Terry was suspended for the final match. Drogba, who is from the Ivory Coast, later called his winning penalty kick his “best ever goal.”Bayern Munich scored first and held the league for much of the tense match until Drogba’s header with just minutes left pulled desperate Chelsea into a tie.“He’s a hero. Without him we’re not here,” said Lampard, who scored with Chelsea’s third penalty. “I’d love him to stay. What he did tonight he’s been doing all his career.”A total of seven starters from the two teams were suspended for the game, giving it an unsettled feel that home team Bayern was quick to take advantage of. The win guarantee Chelsea a spot in next year’s Champions League tournament, which is crucial to the team’s finances and elite status. read more

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Dell Introduces Studio Desktop and Studio Slim Models

first_img Citation: Dell Introduces Studio Desktop and Studio Slim Models (2008, September 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-dell-studio-desktop-slim.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Sharp Aquos Crystal phone: Where’s the bezel? Explore further The Studio MT has two 5.25″ external drive bays, one external 3.5″ bay, and two internal 3.5″ drive bays. It also has one PCI-e x16 slot, two PCI-e x1 slots and one PCI slot. The Studio ST has the same expansion capability with the exception of having a single 5.25″ external bay. Both Studio desktops have the following specifications:Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors up to 8 GB of DDR2 RAM 6 USB 2.0 (4 front, 2 back) ports1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port (two on the Studio Desktop)S-PDIF output HDMI and VGA output Integrated 7.1 audio Gigabit Ethernet 16-in-1 media card reader (Studio Desktop) 19-in-1 media card reader (Studio Slim) 350W (Studio Desktop) or 250W (Studio Slim) power supplies Optional upgrades for both models include:Discrete ATI graphics Blu-Ray ROM optical drivesTV tuner802.11n wireless connectivity Wireless keyboards and mice 64-bit versions of Windows VistaThe starting price for both systems start at $549.00 and are available right now. Dell has just rounded out its Studio line with its new Studio Desktop (MT) and Studio Slim (ST) models. Dell offers each model with a choice of Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processors, up to 8GB of RAM and integrated 7.1 audio. Dell Studio Slim Model (ST)last_img read more

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Alienated society finds space on canvas

first_imgSelected works of eminent artists like K Laxma Goud, Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, Ram Kumar and Satish Gujral are exhibited in the capital which have drawn inspiration from ‘alienated’ or marginalised section of the society.Curated by Kolkata-based art expert and historian Arun Ghose, the art pieces showcased at the exhibition, focus on re-definition of modernity in this era of globalisation and address crucial issues such as cultural translations and time-space crossings. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Situationism, the title is derived from Karl Marx’s ‘theory of alienation’ which describes the separation of things that naturally belong together but are alienated.For Kolkata-based curator Arun Ghose, the term ‘alienation’ was apt to reflect what is still prevalent in our society – discrimination and indifference towards a certain section of the society. ‘Art is a reflection of the society and what these works define is an outlook these artists have towards the society. They were associated and connected with it, and taking inspiration from what was happening and drawing it on canvas,’ Ghose said in an interview. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘But it seems the younger generation is alienated towards this section, which needs attention. I tried to compile something that will give a faint idea of how art and society co-exist together,’ he added.This is why melancholy is a metaphor in all the works on display, drawn on canvas using medium of oil, sketches or paint. The grim lines or the faces of people in these painting bear the sign of indifference, or perhaps unfulfillment.Even Goud’s colourful sketches of folk and tribal people and Chowdhury’s close-up sketches of women give out sadness and pain.Ghose feels this exhibition is psycho-analysis of society. ‘I have tried to portray two extreme spectrums, and each artist’s paintings come together on the storyboard forming a narration. It can be interpreted in many ways,’ he said.last_img read more

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