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Skillz to go public on NYSE through SPAC

first_img Mobile gaming platform Skillz Inc will go public on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp.Skillz, which offers multiplayer skill-based mobile games such as Solitaire Cube, 21 Blitz and Dominoes Gold, will trade on the exchange when the deal closes in Fall 2020.The deal would give Skillz an implied equity valuation of $3.5bn, which it says is 6.3 times its estimated 2022 revenue.Skillz is said handle $1.6bn in paid entry fees for more than 2bn games hosted on its platform in 2020.Read more on iGB North America. Topics: Casino & games Esports Finance Social gaming Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 2nd September 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Mobile Skillz to go public on NYSE through SPAC Mobile gaming platform Skillz Inc will go public on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp. Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Medtech Holdings Limited ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgMedtech Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Medtech Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medtech Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medtech Holdings Limited (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileMedTech Holdings is a manufacturing, retail, distribution and services company in Zimbabwe. The company operates in three market segments; fast-moving consumer goods, medical supplies and manufacturing of light industrial products. The FMCG division manufactures and markets personal care products, and the medical division produces pharmaceutical products for the wholesale distribution to retail pharmacies. It also supplies products for laboratories and services education and healthcare institutions. MedTech has retail outlets in Harare and Bulawayo, and a manufacturing plant the produces petroleum jelly and glycerin, health, beauty and personal hygiene products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for the local Zimbabwe market aswell as for export to Mozambique and Zambia through its subsidiary Baines Imaging Group. MedTech Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Premiership analysis: Gloucester and Saints serve up attacking feast

first_imgAs sages bemoan the lack of attacking ambition in modern rugby, Saturday’s 33-33 draw between Gloucester and Northampton was saturated with free-running skill. We analyse the best bits LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Slinging out: Richard Hibbard releases an offload during Gloucester’s 33-33 draw with Northampton “I have big concerns about the game because there are not enough tries being scored, which is turning the fans away…If we do not address it, we are going to have very boring rugby matches.” Steve HansenLast week, New Zealand honcho Steve Hansen gave an unapologetically blunt interview to WalesOnline in which he bemoaned a collective neglect of entertainment in the modern game. Everyone, he claimed – referees, coaches and players alike – should take responsibility for making rugby more watchable.They were immensely intriguing sentiments. And, in a season that has seen humble kick-chase evolve from desirable extra into precise science, the quotes carried significant weight. Space does seem at a premium these days, especially as the stakes rise for Test match competition.For those reasons, Saturday afternoon at Kingsholm represented a welcome tonic, a breath of fresh West Country air. Six tries shared evenly between Gloucester and Northampton Saints brought a thrilling 33-33 draw. There was a succesful driving maul for either team – enough to appease the purists – but the other four scores were wonderfully-worked long-range efforts.One of Hansen’s worries was an overbearing focus on defence. However, while large scorelines tend to encourage cynicism around commitment to the contact area, a few statistics stood out. Gloucester returned a tackle success-rate of 89 per cent across the clash, Northampton 83. In total, just 27 runners were missed. By comparison, on Friday at a windswept Rec, Bath and Sale missed 29 in a turgid, tryless encounter.Such numbers go to show how well the respective attacks of Gloucester and Saints executed things. Now let’s take a closer look at the highlights.Delightful offloading frees up LaidlawJames Hook was exceptional throughout this clash and it is his endeavour to keep the ball alive, passing off the deck to Matt Kvesic, that initiates this opening.The Gloucester openside hits the pass at pace before feigning a pass to the right and stepping inside to buy a few more metres. By looking at his eyes as he throws the dummy, we can get a great idea of Kvesic’s balance and deception:When Saints defenders Tom Wood and George Pisi do scramble back, the number seven keeps his cool and finds the support angle of scrum-half Greig Laidlaw with a delicate one-handed flick out of contact:This should really have resulted in a try. Fortunately, the hosts laid on something special less than 10 minutes later.By Hook or by crookSheer game-breaking ability usually comes down to two things – raw athleticism or speed of thought. Sometimes, it is a combination of both that blows a match wide open.This try came from turnover ball, like so many in the modern game. Still, there is no divine right to cross the whitewash once you wrestle possession away from the opposition.Opportunism requires rapid reactions, awareness and communication before anything else. Watch how Hook, at second receiver, demands the ball as Laidlaw passes it out from the preceding ruck:Once the Welshman gets the ball in his hands opposite tight forwards, the magic happens. A step past Courtney Lawes was so smooth:Salesi Ma’afu did not have the pace to get across, meaning Hook could open his legs and stretch out into open space. Then, rather than panic, he assesses the situation.Of the two circles below, the top one shows a simple inside ball that may have led to a try. The bottom circle highlights a teammate that has recognised that option and is trying to communicate it.However, wary of throwing the ball forward (or perhaps having simply not seen the easier pass) Hook draws Ken Pisi before weighting a grubber perfectly with the outside of his right boot:The result is a breathtaking try, and a surge in confidence. Gloucester broke free from first phase not long afterwards.Slicing through from set-pieceTwo passes crack the well-set Saints from this scrum. First, Billy Twelvetrees’ long, flat ball sends full-back Steve McColl onto an outside arc and stretches George Pisi:Then, McColl himself takes the ball right to the line before flicking out another fine offload. Notice that Northampton wing Jamie Elliott has turned back towards his inside, non-plussed as to whether Pisi has been beaten:The indecision caused by McColl gives Sharples enough time to sprint clear. To nit-pick, he could perhaps have fed Hook an inside pass for a certain try: Still, this move foreshadowed a long period of pressure that ended as Richard Hibbard dotted down following a lineout drive. However, Saints were not about to give in, even at 23-6 behind.Champion responseJames Wilson was a shining light as Northampton opened their title defence by thrashing Gloucester 53-6 on the first evening of the campaign. He also sparked his team’s comeback at the weekend. But this is all about George Pisi, who effectively takes out three defenders with a single grubber.As he takes the ball to the gain-line, opposite number Bill Meakes must step in to make the tackle. Outside Meakes, Jonny May presses to cover Wilson. In turn, Gloucester full-back McColl is compelled to fly up in case Elliott is released.This screenshot demonstrates the predicament of the Gloucester trio, as well as how a kick ahead wrong-foots them, forcing them to turn as Wilson and Elliott can canter through unopposed:A neat finish. The see-saw kept bouncing, though.Off-the-cuff counter into structureEarly in the second half, the pace of the game began to show and everything grew more fractured. This suited the spontaneity of Gloucester, as this score for loosehead prop Dan Murphy demonstrated.It came initially from a kick-return, Hook throwing a long pass McColl, who finds May. The electric wide man steps up the middle:Carrying into centre-field, May creates an enticing blindside, which Hook and McColl then exploit to free Meakes:Tom Stephenson does brilliantly to make the try-saving tackle. To their immense credit though, Gloucester stay patient, retain possession, maintain pressure and trade rapier for Murphy’s battering ram as lock Tom Savage transfers the point of contact with a quick pass on the gain-line:Laidlaw converted to make it 30-16. Again, the East Midlands outfit refused to relent.Stunning sucker punchIn the corresponding fixture last season, Elliott landed the try of the domestic entire campaign – a length-of-the-pitch effort marrying slick handling with pure pace. Wilson’s second was a fine reminder:Long before he trots over the line, it is the New Zealander that ignites the counter. This long ball feeds Samu Manoa and suddenly the attack is on:Facing a staggered defence, the rest comes down to tireless support lines and freeing arms in contact. Elliott begins by riding the challenge of Twelvetrees to hit Manoa on the inside:As Manoa carries, it is worth tracking George Pisi and Wilson, the next two recipients, who respond to their teammates’ direction of running by snaking behind them:They are rewarded for their off-the-ball industry in turn as first Manoa gets a gorgeous pass away to the left……and then Pisi slips in Wilson to the right:Some collective brawn sealed the result as Manoa burrowed over in the final seconds to secure a draw for Saints, but there had already been plenty to shout about in terms of invention.Played in this spirit with this level of quality, rugby produces phenomenal spectacles. Whatever Hansen’s quibbles, do not write an obituary for the sport just yet. TAGS: Gloucester Thanks to BT Sport and Premiership Rugby for the match footage. Follow this link to buy tickets to the Premiership Rugby Final.last_img read more

Rainfall in May was well below average Districtwide

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Photo by Roman Synkevych TAGSGroundwaterLake LevelsRainfallSJRWMDSpring FlowsSt. Johns River Water Management DistrictSurface Water Flows Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleDeath of Dello Russo leaves Rock Springs Ridge GC deal in question Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Lake Apopka’s water level decreased about a half-foot and remained consistent with its regulation schedule at 65.3 feetFrom St. Johns River Water Management DistrictMay rainfall was well below average across the St. Johns River Water Management District, with only a few areas of near-average rainfall in southeast Orange, northern Brevard and southeast Marion counties.A full report outlining May’s hydrologic conditions was presented at the District’s Governing Board meeting Tuesday. Highlights include:RainfallDistrictwide, May rainfall averaged 1.5 inches, which is 1.96 inches below the long-term average for the month.May rainfall was well below average across the District, with countywide totals ranging from 0.9 inch in Baker County to 2.1 inches in Brevard County.Districtwide, the cumulative total for the past 12 months is near the long-term average, at 51.9 inches.Countywide rainfall totals for the past 12 months range from 51.1 inches in Lake County to 58.9 inches in Volusia County.GroundwaterUpper Floridan aquifer conditions (groundwater levels) at the end of May were mostly in the normal range but significant low range zones were recorded in Indian River and southern Brevard counties, southeastern Duval and northern St. Johns counties and in scattered pockets throughout central Florida.Groundwater levels are at the 40th percentile Districtwide. This means that since 1980, aquifer levels have been higher than they are now about 60 percent of the time.Surface water flowsSurface water flow conditions in the St. Johns River headwaters were in the very low range, while the rest of the upper and middle St. Johns River basins’ stations were in the average range.On June 1, flow in the St. Johns River’s headwaters at the Melbourne station were negative, or reverse flow, at -5 million gallons per day (mgd), which corresponds to the 3rd percentile.Orlando tributary flows varied from the very low range in the Wekiva River to average in the Econlockhatchee River.Flows in the Econlockhatchee River near Chuluota were in the average range at 27 mgd (42nd percentile).Flows in the Wekiva River near Sanford were very low at 101 mgd (6th percentile).Flows at the Deland station were 460 mgd (27th percentile).Flow in the Lower St. Johns River Basin was in the very low range, while the Ocklawaha River was average.Flows in the Ocklawaha River, the largest tributary to the St. Johns River, were in the average range at 439 mgd (28th percentile).Flows at the Satsuma station were negative, -2,650 mgd, or in the 5th percentile.Flows in the St. Marys River near Macclenny were in the average range at 40 mgd (57th percentile).Lake levelsLake Brooklyn water levels decreased a foot in May to 97.8 feet.Lake Weir, at 52.5 feet, decreased a half-foot.Lake Apopka’s water level decreased about a half-foot and remained consistent with its regulation schedule at 65.3 feet. Lake Apopka is part of a system with water control structures that are operated by the District to reduce flood impacts, and the lake level is regulated according to a specific schedule.Blue Cypress Lake levels decreased 0.8 foot, matching the regulation schedule for the time of year as the rainy season approaches. Blue Cypress is also part of a system with water control structures that are operated by the District. During April and May, the regulation schedule levels begin to drop in preparation for the summer wet season.Spring flowsThe mean monthly flow at Silver Springs increased to 633 cubic feet per second (cfs), or 409 mgd.At the Blue Spring station in Volusia County, the mean monthly flow increased slightly to 175 cfs, or 113 mgd, which is in the high flow range for this time of year.At Rock Springs, the monthly mean flow decreased slightly to 58 cfs (37 mgd), which is in the normal range.Mean monthly flow at Wekiwa Springs decreased slightly to 66 cfs (43 mgd), which is in the normal range for the time of year.To learn more about rainfall totals and other hydrologic data collected, visit for tips to help landscapes thrive while saving water and money. Watch the weather and wait to water during Florida’s summer rainy season. Follow the water conservation conversation at #sjrwmd #waterconservation #savewater.St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the State of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The District encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Connect on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about the District, please visit Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

France ease to comfortable victory over Italy at wet Stadio Olimpico

first_imgMonday Mar 16, 2015 France ease to comfortable victory over Italy at wet Stadio Olimpico Just a week earlier Italy were celebrating at Murrayfield, but their Rome homecoming didn’t offer much to be delighted about, as a scrappy match went one way, with visitors France bouncing back to ease to a comfortable 29-0 victory. France avoided being on the losing side three times in succession following back to back defeats to Ireland and Wales. This result never looked in doubt, despite a poor first half that thanks in part to the wet conditions, included multiple handling errors (reportedly 37 in total) from both sides.When France did finally turn it on, they did so in style, with fullback Scott Spedding sparking a lovely counter attack that ended with big Yoann Maestri trotting over in the corner.Mathieu Bastareaud powered over on full time, and the pressure on coach Philippe Saint-Andre was eased somewhat, with his side still in with a mathematical chance of snatching the title.“In the first half we were able to wear them out physically and we were at their throats in defence,” Saint-Andre said after the game. “It wasn’t a perfect match but we’ll take all the positives from it and today we had a real French team.”The weather hampered the occasion, but Italy coach Jacques Brunel didn’t use that as an excuse.“The rain wasn’t our problem, the French defence was, especially in terms of winning the ball and shaping our game. That’s where we had problems, not with the weather,” he said.France are now on four points with a match to play away to England next weekend. Italy, on two points, host Wales earlier in the day. England, Ireland and Wales all have six points, and along with France, will be hoping for a perfect performance and a bit of luck come the final day. Wales vs Ireland HighlightsEngland vs Scotland Highlights ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2015 Related Articles 325 WEEKS AGO Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting… 325 WEEKS AGO England and France’s Twickenham thriller… 325 WEEKS AGO Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 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

The George Residential Building / Dok Architecten

first_img Apartments Products translation missing: Architects: Dok Architecten Area Area of this architecture project The Netherlands The George Residential Building / Dok Architecten Photographs:  Arjen Schmitz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects 2020 “COPY” CopyApartments•Amsterdam, The Netherlands The George Residential Building / Dok ArchitectenSave this projectSaveThe George Residential Building / Dok Architecten Area:  8487 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Schöck, Wienerberger Liesbeth van der Pol Save this picture!© Arjen Schmitz+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share Lead Architect: Photographs Products used in this ProjectThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to ConcreteDesign Team:Pieter Lievense, Niek Slijkerman, Johan Rombouts, Patrick CannonCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Arjen SchmitzText description provided by the architects. Zuidas is a popular location close to the train station, Schiphol and the city centre of Amsterdam. It’s a business area dominated by imposing office buildings. The George is the first human, green and exuberant gesture here. The festive building has 11 floors and 47 flats, varying in size from 88 to 196 square metres. The south side is a series of stacked green terraces and balconies, which gradually fan out into a wide base.Save this picture!© Arjen SchmitzThis base curls up on the sides of the building like a dress billowing in the summer wind. Because the flats shift in relation to one other, each floor plan has a different shape and quality. The actual façade is transparent and consists of triple-glazed fronts, which can completely unfold. The north side is characterised by a trisected façade with a free relief of glazed brickwork. Two concrete entrances lead to a green hall full of trees, a curled staircase leading upward and an 80-square-metre communal terrace on the second floor, where residents can meet among the greenery.Save this picture!© Arjen SchmitzSave this picture!Fifth floor planSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!© Arjen SchmitzThe striking bowl-shaped roof collects rainwater in water storage and is filled with PVC panels. While the rainwater drains the vegetation, the solar power supplies the central parts of the building with electricity. The George is committed to a healthy and social living environment in a metropolitan area.Save this picture!© Arjen SchmitzProject gallerySee allShow lessCanela House / Workshop, Diseño y ConstrucciónSelected ProjectsRivaparc Apartment Renovation / Nhabe ScholaeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Zuidas, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDok ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAmsterdamOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on December 15, 2020Cite: “The George Residential Building / Dok Architecten” 15 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?乔治住宅楼‘夏天的裙摆’ / Dok Architecten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

ClickNow signs up Institute of Fundraising

first_imgClickNow signs up Institute of Fundraising Howard Lake | 4 August 2005 | News There is no single search engine page for ClickNow. Instead, it creates a dedicated co-branded search page for each of its charity and corporate partners which they link through to from their site or emails. In this way, the number of searches each charity generates can be tracked easily, and supporters can be certain which charity they are supporting. On the other hand, the ClickNow brand is not emphasised as much as it could.ClickNow admits that it “cannot invest in huge marketing budgets” at this stage so “that is why we are counting on you – our most loyal supporters – to help to spread the word about ClickNow.”The company is also expanding its online service to offer more ways of generating income through affiliate deals. It is in the process of completing negotiations with an insurance offer similar to its telecom and holiday packages, where all insurance policies booked through ClickNow will generate a donation to the individual supporter’s nominated charity. Tagged with: Digital ClickNow, the search engine that donates a proportion of its revenue to charities, has signed up its 70th partner, the Institute of Fundraising.Click Now receives money for each search conducted on its search engine, operated in partnership with Ask Jeeves. Charities that persuade their supporters to search on the site will earn a proportion of the income from these searches.Since its launch in June 2005, ClickNow has signed up 62 charities and 9 corporate partners. As well as the Institute of Fundraising, new members joining include Debra, Devon Wildlife Trust, The Terrence Higgins Trust, Schroders and OCS. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Anti-NATO protests in Sweden, Germany

first_imgStockholm — More than 350 people gathered in central Stockholm on Sept. 9 to protest U.S. and other NATO participation in the Aurora military exercises in Sweden. Demonstrators saw Sweden’s participation as proof of a gradual movement toward membership in NATO.Sweden has been a neutral country in all European wars since the Napoleonic wars 200 years ago.The right-wing parties in opposition have openly called for Sweden to join NATO. Because of strong popular support for non-alignment, the left-of-center ruling coalition has refrained from openly espousing such a major change.Sweden has become more entangled with U.S. foreign policy in recent years. U.S. components are used in the JAS fighter jet produced by SAAB, and Swedish arms are used, contrary to Swedish law, in conflicts in the Middle East.Anti-imperialists in Sweden have protested against the small contingent of Swedish troops participating in the so-called “Partnership for Peace” operation in Afghanistan, as well as against Swedish reconnaissance aid during the bombing of Libya and the training of separatist Peshmerga (Kurdish) troops in Iraq. Under extreme U.S. pressure, even non-NATO countries have been forced to contribute to U.S.-coalition actions under the guise of “fighting terrorism.”NATO policy is based on a nuclear umbrella “defense guarantee” that few in Sweden wish to be part of. Recently 121 nations in the U.N. General Assembly, including Sweden, adopted a convention calling for the total prohibition of nuclear weapons. The U.S. government then sent a threatening letter to the Swedish defense minister, warning that Swedish ratification of the convention would endanger all future military cooperation and assistance to Sweden.This blatant interference in a Swedish decision has infuriated opponents of the ongoing exercises and of any moves toward further NATO involvement. A broad national demonstration is planned in the city of Gothenburg on the Sept. 16 weekend.5,000 ring Ramstein AFB, GermanyIn a major action by the German peace movement, some 5,000 people ringed the perimeter of Ramstein Air Force Base in western Germany on Sept. 9 to protest NATO aggression and the U.S. use of drones to kill people. Ramstein is the center for U.S. drone operations worldwide — operations responsible for killing hundreds of civilians as they allegedly target “terrorist” leaders.One major global defense contractor involved in drone-related development for the U.S. is Saab Defense and Security, whose U.S. headquarters is in Syracuse, N.Y. It recently was co-awarded a $9.6 million contract from the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). (, August 30)These European protests may present a welcome obstacle to U.S. efforts to increase European involvement in its global military operations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Baseball blanks Abilene Christian, 4-0

first_imgRobbie Vaglio Facebook TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Previous article10th-annual Frogstock features student-led musicNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: The Closer Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Linkedin Twitter + posts Linkedin Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean printThe Horned Frogs defeated Abilene Christian Tuesday night for the fourth win of their past five games.Three pitchers came in to relieve starting first-year pitcher Russell Smith: first-year Caleb Sloan, first-year Augie Mihlbauer and sophomore Cal Coughlin. The group held the Wildcats to just seven hits and eight baserunners.This was the 13th time this season the pitching staff has allowed two or fewer runs. The Frogs also played error-free for the 14th game this season.Smith pitched four-and-two-thirds innings, allowed five hits and threw four strikeouts. Sloan picked up the victory with three strikeouts and one hit in two-and-a-third innings of work.The Frogs opened up their lead to two in the third inning. First-year second baseman Coby Boulware opened up the inning with a base hit. The bases were loaded two batters later. Following a walk to senior first baseman Connor Wanhanen, junior catcher Colton Parrish was hit by a pitch.Junior left fielder Josh Watson hit a sacrifice fly into to open up the scoring and senior right fielder A.J. Balta followed with an RBI single to score Wanhanen and double their lead.Junior center fielder Johnny Rizer lead-off the fourth with a double and traveled around the bases to score off a sacrifice fly from first-year third baseman Conner Shepherd.A two-out rally in the sixth led to TCU’s final run of the game. First-year shortstop Adam Oviedo started the rally with a base hit and scored on an RBI single from Boulware to push their lead to 4-0.The Wildcats threatened twice, but the Frogs had an answer for their attacks in the third and fifth innings.The bases were loaded for Abilene Christian in the third inning but Smith recorded the much-needed strikeout to survive the scare. In the fifth inning, Smith saved himself from a first-and-third situation with no outs, getting a strikeout and a pop-out before Sloan recorded the third out of the inning.The Horned Frogs allowed only two Wildcats to reach third base on the night.The Horned Frogs improve to 23-18 on the season with the victory. Up next, TCU will welcome Dallas Baptist to Lupton Stadium Wednesday evening for a 6:30 p.m. contest. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award What to watch during quarantine Twitter ReddIt I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! image courtesy of TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more