‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ faces ban from English rugby

first_img Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo  1342  50 The Rugby Football Union has announced that it will be conducting a review into the singing of ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’, due to the song’s links to slavery.The song is somewhat of an anthem at Twickenham and is routinely seen and heard with lyrics reproduced on walls at the stadium and sung from the stands, but now the song may be banned owing to its links to slave labour.Its full history goes back much further, though, dating to its credited author Wallace Willis – a freed slave from 19th century Oklahoma. It became a popular spiritual song in the early 20th century and was popularised again among folk musicians during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.An RFU spokesperson told The Guardian: ‘The RFU has stated we need to do more to achieve diversity and we are determined to accelerate change and grow awareness.‘The Swing Low, Sweet Chariot song has long been part of the culture of rugby and is sung by many who have no awareness of its origins or sensitivities. We are reviewing its historical context and our role in educating fans to make informed decisions.‘Systemic change must be made at all levels so that we can become truly reflective of our wonderfully diverse society. We can no longer rely on black role models at the elite level speaking out, we must join together to become better and to support every member of the sport and recreation community.’This comes after England star Maro Itoje told the Daily Mail he felt the lineage of the song – which has come under the microscope before as a potential tool of cultural appropriation – was ‘complicated’.ALSO READ: Racism still rife in sportPhoto: Getty Images Twickenham Stadium AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in English Premiership, Lions Tour, News, Six Nations, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Tagged england, england rugby, RFU, Swing Low, Twickenham ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ faces ban from English rugbycenter_img ‘ BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine Published on June 19, 2020 ‘ ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘last_img read more

Green Mountain College holds 176th Commencement

first_imgGreen Mountain College shook off the threat of rain and awarded diplomas to 24 graduate students and 124 undergraduates during its 176th commencement ceremony Saturday morning. Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, a national and international leader in environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and social justice, addressed the graduates and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from GMC.”This stage is so crowded ‘my mother and my father are here in spirit, and my grandparents are here,’she said.She recounted other teachers, mentors and influential people including one of her Howard College friends who died in a traffic accident.‘He might have been the brightest person I ever met in my life,’she said. ‘So many of us were devastated when he passed. I felt part of my responsibility was to live for, and to live up to, his potential in the world ‘not as a burden but as a promise and a commitment to his spirit and to his life.’Dillon-Ridgley is the chair and a trustee for CIEL (Center for International Environmental Law) and has served as the U.N. Headquarters representative for the Center for International Environmental Law since 2005. She was appointed by the White House to the U.S. delegation for the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session in New York in June 1997 (known as UNGASS-’97), and World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002 in South Africa, making her the only person to serve on all three U.S. delegations.In the private sector, Dillon-Ridgley has served as a director at Interface, Inc., a global manufacturer of environmentally-responsible modular carpet and an industry leader in sustainable design since 1997. She also served as a director at Green Mountain Energy, a leading retailer of renewably produced electricity.Ernest Klepeis of New Paltz, N.Y., a graduate of the college’s progressive program in visual/performing arts and philosophy, and Meiko Lunetta of Francestown, N.H, a double major in sustainable agriculture and environmental studies, gave the student speaker address together. In a spirited repartee, the duo traded.recollections of the class’activities in sustainability over the past four years, including promotion of the ‘real food’movement through the installation of a local food freezer, helping with the opening of a community food co-operative in Poultney, and construction of a new solar garage that will serve as a powering station for an electric vehicle.‘Wherever you travel to, know that you impact the people you meet. For years we have looked up to those who motivate and inspire us. Know now that as you complete 16 or so years of schooling, you are one of those role models who we watched crossing this stage in years before us,’Lunetta said. ‘So stand out ‘be someone who does yoga in airport.’”Or be the person who plays the devil’s advocate,’responded Klepeis. ‘Aspire to become the person that others will draw inspiration from,’he said.last_img read more

L’Express des Iles seeking to improve service options

first_img Share Roseau, Dominica [April 5th, 2015] – L’Express des Iles, the inter-island ferry service operating between Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia and Marie Galante for over twenty-seven years, announced changes to its current rate and schedule effective April 15th, 2016.Mr. Roland Bellemare, CEO of L’Express des Iles, opened the Conference speaking of the relationship between L’Express des Iles and Dominica as a “long love story, with a great deal of collaboration over the years.” He continued, thanking the Ministry of Tourism and the CEO of DASPA, Mr. Benoit Bardouille for the efforts made to improve the facilitation and comfort of passengers at the Ferry Terminal, most recent being the addition of a covered area on the first floor opening up more space for the large crowds that flow through the Terminal daily. He continued, thanking H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd., General Agents for L’Express des Iles, for their efforts during the last twenty-seven years. The decision by L’Express des Iles (EDI) was taken with an understanding in the changes to the current passenger loads for 2015 of 74,411 passengers, a collective 5.9% decrease when compared to their peak year of 2012, where EDI carried 79,004 passengers. [In brief: 2013 vs. 2012: -3.3%; 2014 vs. 2013: -0.8%; 2015 vs. 2014: -1.9%]. EDI saw this continual decrease in passenger loads over the last four years as an opportunity to address the decrease by evaluating the market and investigating options to work with the recognized constraints. These were identified as the fluctuation in the exchange rate of the Euro against the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. When the Euro is strong you note an increase in travel from the French West Indies (FWI) to Dominica. Once the ECD increases, Dominican’s in turn travel to the FWI. Whilst it balances out, other factors continue to affect the business overall. A notable decrease in population revenue and luxury spend, particularly in the FWI, where the economic constraints of France are showing a direct fall out effect on the financial capacity of the individuals in these Islands due to reduced social assistance, and lastly, ‘uberisation’ of the economy. The latter refers to the line of contact from the customer to the producer, skipping the intermediary body. Bellemare expounded, noting that the sharing of costs removes the intermediary and affects passenger loads and the service being offered, “…for example, when our vessel is full, between Guadeloupe and Dominica, customers buy a ticket with L’Express Des Isles to travel from Guadeloupe to Marie-Galante, and then, they organize with a fisherman for transfer between Marie-Galante and Dominica, and back.” Bellemare observed that whilst infrastructure, activities and restaurants as well as boutique style accommodations have improved and increased over the years, major developments in Dominica to date, cited for investment opportunity, have not been completed reducing the addition of new elements to the high number export product, for example, high capacity hotel accommodation. The passage of Tropical Storm Erika compacted this. With increased competition across the region within the tourism sector EDI realized that they could play a role in pushing growth for the tourism sector in Dominica. Bellemare noted that since 2008, EDI has not increased its fares. The increase in calls commencing April 15th, coupled with the lowest rates possible, are structured to capture the entire family, not just one member of the family, and allow for more flexibility in purchase options. To support the growth of the Tourism Sector and hopefully boost the passenger loads between the Islands, EDI has also looked at the air/sea partnerships to cross the serve through partnership with Air Caraibes. This has been supported by the expected completion of the TCSP in July 2016 – a project of the Government seeking to facilitate one dedicated access route between the airport and the ferry terminal to allow for easy connections between the two for travelers to the region. Rate structures include Toupiti, “very, very small” aimed at giving a cheaper round trip option. Whilst limited to Monday and Thursday departures, is both modifiable and refundable at EC$250 and it is a one price to each Island on the itinerary, removing the segmentation rates per Island. Didier Coffre, Marketing Director of EDI, explained that with the two vessels of EDI, it made inter-island connectivity easier. He noted that during the peak seasons, once the need is there, more calls are put in place. The Zen round trip rate of EC$310, is modifiable/non-refundable and the Flex round trip at EC$380 is modifiable and refundable. The two latter have no day restrictions. Newly added is the “Baby” rate of EC$160, for children under 2 years old. Non refundable but modifiable at a cost this option now makes it easier for the whole family to travel. All rates are VAT inclusive and include one bag. Added value in the form of the Express+ Card is also targeted at increasing the attraction for travel to Dominica. This replaces the Abonne Card previously offered. The Express+ Card offers passengers one additional bag, one (1) complimentary ticket for every five (5) tickets purchased, ability to modify your ticket without fees and as often as you like and priority on the standby list.Speaking on the new rate and schedule structure, Managing Director of General Agents, H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd., Gerry Aird, recognized the efforts of EDI to be a Company willing to ensure that all can access the available sea options, noting that now more members of the family can travel with the more attractive rate structure. It is hoped that this coupled with the efforts by the Ministry of Tourism to enhance Dominica’s tourism product and encourage persons to visit will increase passenger loads which translates into more stay-over visitors to the Island. In closing, Mr. Aird expressed, “…our thanks to L’Express des Iles for being the lifeline they provided post Tropical Storm Erika transporting persons into and out of Dominica.” Also present at the Conference were Directors Jason & Damian Whitchurch-Aird, Manager Shipping & Tours Peter George, Operations Supervisor Hans Victor and Communications Manager, Kira Thompson-Aird. Share BusinessLocalNews L’Express des Iles seeking to improve service options by: – April 7, 2016 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet 513 Views   3 commentslast_img read more

$1.8M in computer equipment donated to Secondary Schools

first_img 301 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsSecondary $1.8M in computer equipment donated to Secondary Schools by: Dominica Vibes News – September 21, 2018 The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has donated 1.8 million dollars worth of computer equipment to Secondary Schools Principals to assist students in learning.The computer equipment was donated during a short ceremony at the Newtown Primary School on Friday 21 September 2018.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Chandler Hyacinth said the Ministry of Education is committed to investing in the education system, for a better learning environment.“I want to implore our principals to use the computers for enhance learning they are for the specific purpose of infusing learning with ICT to expose our students to information and new ideas for enhancing the classroom experiences,” Mrs. Chandler.Mrs. Hyacinth encouraged the principals to take care of the new equipment the schools have received.Some of the equipment the Secondary Schools received include laptops, routers, desk top computers, mini laptops and charging trolleys.She said the Ministry of Education stands ready to assist principals and students, and also looks forward for the students to receive maximum benefits from the Computer equipment. Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Bermula Dari DC-9, Inilah Rentetan Fakta Unik Seputar Turkish Airlines

first_imgTidak seperti Qatas Airways dan Emirates yang memilih untuk menjadi sponsor utama dari dua raksasa sepak bola, FC Barcelona dan Real Madrid, Turkish Airlines lebih memilih untuk menampilkan Lionel Messi dan Kobe Bryant di salah satu iklannya. Ya, dua ikon di dunia olahraga ini dipilih menjadi ujung tombak dari strategi marketing dari Turkish Airlines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTurkish Airlines Kembali Layani Penerbangan Jakarta-Istanbul 2 Kali Seminggu07/07/2020In “Destinasi”Aeroflot – Ternyata Jadi Maskapai dengan Jumlah Armada Terbesar di Dunia17/10/2018In “Featured”Japan Airlines, Flag Carrier Jepang yang Jadi Pengguna Terbanyak Boeing 747 di Asia16/10/2018In “Featured” Sumber: gotravelyourway.com Dari namanya saja, pasti Anda sudah tahu maskapai ini berasal dari mana. Ya, Turkish Airlines merupakan Flag Carrier Turki yang lahir pada 20 Mei 1933. Maskapai berkode THY versi ICAO ini digadang-gadang sebagai maskapai dengan destinasi penerbangan paling banyak, lho! Untuk memperkuat jaringan penerbangannya, Turkish Airlines lalu memutuskan untuk bergabung dengan aliansi penerbangan terbesar di dunia, Star Alliance.Baca: DC-9/MD-80, Pesawat Penumpang yang Mampu Melakukan Self-Pusback!Wah, kira-kira ada fakta apalagi ya dari maskapai yang bermarkas di Istanbul Atatürk Airport ini? Fasten your seatbelt, karena KabarPenumpang.com akan himpun beberapa fakta unik dari Turkish Airlines, dikutip dari laman gotravelyourway.com! Berawal dari 5 Pesawat PropellerKetika pertama kali berdiri pada tahun 1933, Turkish Airlines hanya memiliki 5 pesawat propeller saja – dimana masing-masing hanya bisa menampung penumpang tidak lebih dari 7 orang saja. Namun seiring berjalannya waktu, maskapai ini terus bertumbuh kembang menjadi salah satu raksasa di dunia aviasi global.Jet Pertama Turkish Airlines Adalah…McDonnell Douglas DC-9 merupakan pesawat jet pertama yang dimiliki oleh Turkish Airlines. Diketahui, bergabungnya armada perdana ini pada tahun 1967 merupakan awal dari menanjaknya karir dari maskapai ini. Empat tahun berselang, Turkish Airlines kembali mendatangkan tiga armada Boeing 707 untuk menambah daya gedor dari maskapai ini.Ekspansi Besar-Besaran di Benua HitamDiantara maskapai-maskapai lain di seluruh penjuru dunia, Turkish Airlines tercatat sebagai maskapai yang paling sporadis dalam upayanya untuk melebarkan sayap di Benua Afrika. Pada akhir tahun 2015 silam, Turkish Airlines secara resmi mengumumkan bahwa Durban yang terletak di Afrika Selatan merupakan destinasi ke-45 di Benua Hitam.Baca Juga: Survei: 89 Persen Penumpang Turkish Airlines Tak Inginkan Adanya Panggilan Telepon Selama PenerbanganIklan Turkish Airlines Dibintangi Oleh Dua Legenda Olahragalast_img read more

NBA wrap: LeBron James moves into 5th on scoring list; 76ers fall in Jimmy Butler’s debut

first_imgWild ending in Pistons-Raptors 😳 pic.twitter.com/a22KLv8IIV— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 15, 2018Dud of the NightJazz forward Jae Crowder went 2-of-12 shooting, including 1 of 9 from 3-point range, in a lopsided 118-68 loss to the Mavericks.HighlightHeat guard Rodney McGruder looked like a young Dwyane Wade with this miraculous layup. Miami defeated the Nets 120-107.Rodney McGruder gets the circus lay-up to fall! #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/qOojivW7Am— NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2018What’s NextWarriors (12-3) at Rockets (6-7) 8 p.m. ET — It’s a rematch of the Western Conference finals from last season and both teams come in with odd situations. Steph Curry is out for Golden State while Draymond Green will presumably be back from suspension after he got into it with Kevin Durant in a loss to the Clippers on Monday. The Rockets, meanwhile, are still trying to find their footing this season, but they do come into the game having won five of their last seven games. Butler finished with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in the loss and just six points after the first quarter. Joel Embiid tallied his first career triple-double in the game, but he had just 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting to go with 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He also was uncharacteristically denied at the rim.Joel Embiid got SHUT DOWN 😳 pic.twitter.com/bklgrJoVJ0— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 15, 2018On the other hand, in Minnesota, the Timberwolves moved to 2-0 since Butler was traded to the 76ers.Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds in the first half alone as Minnesota took down the Pelicans 107-100. He finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds.E’Twaun Moore had a game-high 31 points on 13-of-23 shooting in the loss for the Pelicans.Studs of the NightThunder forward Paul George scored 35 points on 13-of-22 shooting while adding seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 128-103 win over the Knicks.Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 31 points to go with nine rebounds and four assists, but Marc Gasol finished with 29 points and five rebounds while going 6 for 12 from 3-point range in the Grizzlies’ 116-113 win over Milwaukee.Pistons forward Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds as Detroit got new head coach Dwane Casey some revenge over the Raptors in a 106-104 win. It was Casey’s first matchup against the team that fired him this offseason.It was Reggie Bullock, though, who made Casey’s day with a game-winning shot at the buzzer. NBA free agency rumors: At least 3 teams could be interested in Carmelo Anthony if he’s released Philadelphia fell to the Magic 111-106 as it blew an 11-point lead at the end of the third quarter in the loss. Orlando went on a 21-0 run in the fourth quarter which, according to ESPN, is the second largest unanswered run by a team this season.center_img LEBRON JAMES AND-1 TO MOVE UP TO 5TH ON THE ALL-TIME SCORING LIST! #LakeShow 121#RipCity 111WATCH on @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/etnRvrGj1S— NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2018The Lakers won their fourth game in a row Wednesday behind James’ historic night.Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler is a very good player, he just wasn’t good enough Wednesday to prevent the 76ers from losing in his debut with the team. Related News LeBron James is moving on up. The Lakers forward scored 44 points on 13-of-19 shooting while adding 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 126-117 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, but it was what he did with his 39th point that mattered.With an and-one in the fourth quarter, James scored his 39th point of the game and 31,420th of his career, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the all-time scoring list.last_img read more