Sportradar launches social media integrity education for athletes

first_imgAndreas Krannich, managing director of Sportradar Integrity Services, said the business’ expertise meant it was well-suited to protecting integrity in Slovakian domestic football. 8th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Sportradar launches social media integrity education for athletes In addition, Sportradar will deploy its Fraud Detection System (FDS) for the Slovak Football Association (SFZ). The education programme consists of a series of webinars and workshops for sportspeople. These remind players of integrity risks that can arise when using social media, as well as best practice for social media use. Already, Germany’s top flight of ice hockey – the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) – has become the first league to sign up as a client for the service. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “The integrity and reputational risks which can arise when using social media are far-reaching,” Sportradar head of education and integrity services Andrew Whittingham explained. “Not only can failing to act with integrity online put individual users at risk of harm, it can also pose threats to the integrity of teams or clubs, leagues or competitions, or sport as a whole. “We are delighted to be working alongside the SFZ and offering our expertise to help safeguard their domestic football matches against integrity related threats,” Krannich said. “Drawing upon our 15 years of experience in the field of sporting integrity, and driven by our market leading FDS solution, we are committed to helping our sporting partners detect and prevent manipulation, and to identify and mitigate all forms of integrity risk.” If required, the SFZ will also have access to Sportradar’s intelligence and investigation services – which assists with investigations around integrity concerns – as well as its education offering. “We look forward to this cooperation and working together to protect the integrity of Slovakian football.” Sports integrity “By combining sessions to educate players, referees and officials simultaneously they are ensuring all participants in ice hockey understand the individual and collective responsibilities they have to maintain the highest integrity standards.”  Topics: Social responsibility Sports betting Sports integrity Product & technology Gernot Tripcke, chief executive of Deutsche Eishockey Liga, added he was delighted to have signed the partnership with Sportradar. “The workshops will definitely be helpful in proceeding with the greatest possible security in the social media area. Equally, it’s about anti-manipulation, which has always been extremely important to us as a league.” “The Slovak Football Association is committed to the anti-match-fixing fight, and by entering into partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services, we are demonstrating the importance we place on keeping our game clean,” SFZ integrity officer Jakub Čavoj said. “Their FDS bet monitoring solution provides vital oversight of the global betting market, enabling their integrity specialists to alert us to any irregularities.  “We’re excited to be working closely with [the DEL] and we commend the robust approach they’re taking to social media integrity education. Tags: Sportradar Data and integrity solutions provider Sportradar has launched its a new education programme to ensure athletes follow sporting integrity best practices in their social media use. “The players of the clubs are all active on social media several times a day and naturally want to make their own accounts as professional as possible,” Tripcke explained. Sportradar will use the FDS to monitor Slovakia’s lower-league matches and club friendlies, in order to detect, flag and assess unusual betting activity. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Germany Slovakialast_img read more

B.O.C. Gases Plc ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgB.O.C. Gases Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about B.O.C. Gases Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the B.O.C. Gases Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: B.O.C. Gases Plc (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileBOC Gases Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes gases for the industrial and medical sectors in Nigeria including argon, nitrogen carbon dioxide and oxygen. The company also manufactures and distributes welding products and sells a range of medical equipment. Established in 1959 and formerly known as Industrial Gases Plc, the company changed its name to BOC Gases Nigeria Plc in 1997. In 2006, The Linde Group AG acquired a 60% stake in the business with the balance held by Nigerian shareholders. As part of The Linde Group, BOC Gases Nigeria has access to the largest industrial gases and welding products enterprise in Africa namely African Oxygen Plc (Afrox). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. BOC Gases Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dale Capital Group Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

3 of the best cheap stocks to buy in June

first_img3 of the best cheap stocks to buy in June Royston Wild | Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021 | More on: CVSG NG Image source: Getty Images. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Enter Your Email Address I’m on the lookout for some of the best low-cost stocks to buy this June. Here are three near the top of my shopping list.#1: Powering upI consider National Grid (LSE: NG) to be one of the ultimate safe-haven stocks out there. Sure, the business of maintaining Britain’s power grid is always fraught with regulatory risk. This can range from charges being slapped on what the FTSE 100 firm can charge its clients all the way through to possible renationalisation.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But so far the regulatory regime hasn’t stopped National Grid from generating some big returns for its shareholders. It operates in an ultra-defensive sector (we always need electricity regardless of economic, political and social upheaval). And it has a monopoly on what it does. Finally, this UK utilities share continues to invest heavily to keep delivering decent profits. It spent a record £5.4m in the last fiscal year, which in turn drove asset growth 9% higher year-on-year.City analysts think National Grid’s earnings will rise 32% in the financial year to March 2022. This results in a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.5. With a 5.3% dividend yield to boot, I think this is one of the best value stocks to buy right now.#2: One of the best animal care stocks to buyVeterinary services provider CVS Group (LSE: CVSG) has been one of the best-performing shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA. It’s risen around 80% in value since I bought it less than 18 months ago. And even at current prices I’m thinking of investing more in the company. City analysts think the company will enjoy a 60% earnings rise this fiscal year (to June 2021). This leaves it trading on a forward PEG multiple of 0.6.CVS Group is one of the largest veterinary care suppliers on these shores. It also runs diagnostics centres and pet crematoria, and runs e-commerce operations for independent vets as well as pet owners. People are spending more and more money on their furry friends, and this broad range of services, I feel, makes this UK share one of the best stocks to buy to ride this theme. I think it’s a great buy despite it becoming harder and more expensive for the firm to find veterinarians to staff its medical facilities.#3: Reach for the starsNewspaper publisher Reach could also be considered cheap, at least in my opinion. Even though it faces colossal costs owing to the phone hacking scandal, I’m still expecting it to create big profits growth in the years ahead. City brokers are predicting a 6% profits rise in 2021, leaving the company trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 8 times.I like the vast effort Reach has made to embrace the digital publishing revolution, a programme that is paying off handsomely. Digital revenues soared 35% in the four months to 25 April, latest financials showed. Popular publishing brands like Mirror Online and should help keep sales heading northwards too.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild owns shares of CVS Group. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Fabien Galthie cleared of breaking Covid protocols by FFR

first_img An internal investigation by FFR clears Fabien Galthie of breaking Covid protocols (Getty Images) France’s match was postponed against Scotland after 11 players and five staff members tested positive for Covid. Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links. Fabien Galthie cleared of breaking Covid protocols by FFRAn internal investigation into the handling of the Covid-19 outbreak within France’s Six Nations squad has cleared head coach Fabien Galthie of any wrongdoing.French Rugby Federation (FFR) President Bernard Laporte admitted that Galthie had left the training camp following the nation’s win in Italy, although Laporte maintained that the head coach wore a mask and didn’t break any Covid protocols. He left the training camp to watch his son, Mathis, play rugby in Paris.Related: Fabien Galthie left bubble, France chief Bernard Laporte confirmsGalthie was one of five staff members to test positive for Covid following France’s fixture with Ireland in the second round, while a further 11 players also tested positive. Tournament organisers postponed France’s match with Scotland last weekend due to the outbreak.However, following an internal investigation, the FFR medical committee have cleared Galthie of any wrongdoing. Despite the conclusion, a FFR spokesperson said that the investigation report would not be made public.Roger Salamon, the head of FFR’s medical committee, told RTL: “In my report, I mention it at the start. It is perfectly clear that what he has done. He had the right to do what he did, and there was no particular risk.” With French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu threatening to withdraw France from the championship if the investigation wasn’t thorough enough, les Bleus will now travel to England for their fixture on March 13.France’s match against Scotland is rescheduled for March 26, six days after the intended conclusion of the championship. Both France and Wales have won all of their games so far.Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Or, subscribe to the print edition to get magazine delivery to your door.last_img read more

Christian Wade says he wanted to do a rugby dive to celebrate incredible 65-yard score

first_imgFriday Aug 9, 2019 Christian Wade says he wanted to do a rugby dive to celebrate incredible 65-yard score Christian Wade has had a dream start to his NFL career with his very first touch of the ball in his first ever football match. The former Wasps and England flyer went in for a 65-yard touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts, lighting up social media in the process.ADVERTISEMENTWith plenty of speculation over whether speedster Wade would succesfully be able to make the transtion to a fully-fledged football career or not, he’s had the dream start in a pre-season game for the Buffalo Bills, propelling himself into the hearts of fans in quite some fashion.As the NFL described it on twitter: “In his first football game ever. On his first NFL touch. Former England rugby superstar Christian Wade just scored a 65-yard TD!!!”Playing at running back, Wade said he knew what he needed to do even before he got the ball.“I was off to the races and I was looking up at the screen to see if any of the linebackers or anyone was coming up behind me, because I know you’ve got the best athletes in the world here, just as fast as any running backs and wide receivers. So I was making sure I protect my tail and just tried to get to the endzone.ADVERTISEMENTAsked about what he wanted to do after scoring, he said that a rugby celebration was planned but then he backed out of it.“I had it all planned out.. I was like ‘When I get to the endzone I’m going to put the ball down like rugby’. I was thinking I might even dive like rugby, but then I thought, I could hurt myself with all these pads so as I got close, I just slowed down.“And then I turned around because I’m so used to the conversion in rugby.. I was kind of looking around, I didn’t know what to do and everyone was celebrating and I was trying to celebrate while thinking about what am I supposed to do next and everyone was like ‘Come off the field…’”“It was the best feeling in the world. It gives me the positive energy that I’m making strides in the right direction. I know I’ve got loads of work to do.”ADVERTISEMENTBuffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen commented after the game: “Huge congratulations to Christian Wade. Watching him score that touchdown was one of the coolest experiences of my football career, and I wasn’t even on the field.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes

first_imgArchitects: KOZ Architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopySocial Housing•Paris, France Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes Save this picture!© Cécile Septet+ 24 Share France 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Tete in L’air / KOZ ArchitectesSave this projectSaveTete in L’air / KOZ Architectes photographs:  Cécile SeptetPhotographs:  Cécile Septet, Collaborators:Christophe Ouhayoun, Nicolas Ziesel, Jean-Francois LaurentClient:SIEMPCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cécile Septet Save this picture!Original BuildingThe project is located in an old working class borough in the north of Paris on a deep and narrow plot.Save this picture!SectionExisting constructions were in a very poor condition. Yet the brief asked for the preservation of the building on the street to retain it’s picturesque spirit, and there was a feeling that there had been a rich and dense social life here that inspired us. Save this picture!DetailOur first objective was to create a generous garden, opened to the south. It is on the natural path of the inhabitants  and acts like an intermediate space between the street and the intimacy of one’s home. All the apartments living rooms are opened on it , to connect oneself to this small piece of urban nature and to connect neighbors together. Save this picture!DetailThe existing building on the street side is totally revamped to accommodate apartments answering today’s living standards. It also wins a double height porch to allow views to the garden from the street, and – more opportunistically –  to provide access during construction of the new building along the garden.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetThe main feature of this new part is to be 100% in wooden construction. A strong conviction on our part as this materials combines incomparable ecological and aesthetic benefits. But quite a feat in a country were all regulations and builder habits revolve around concrete construction!  From ground to roof we had to invent new solutions to solve structural, acoustic or fire issues. A sort of high tech use of a  low tech material, bringing the overall environmental performance to exceed by far current standards.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetBut even if wood building requires a high degree of discipline and stringency the playful rhythm of the plug-in wood boxes that punctuate the facade disrupt the rational constructive order, and give the place a spontaneous character. The boxes aleatory position make the layout of each apartment unique and allow for different uses, from their official bedroom function to SHOHO spaces or gym room! Small courtyards at the rear of the building provide private gardens at the ground floor and help us  bring natural light in all the bathrooms to add extra comfort and a house-like quality of life.  Save this picture!Structure ModelThe very graphic laying of the wooden cladding further fragments the perception of the built volume, gives a very quiet tone  and values the sensuous presence of the rough natural wood. It helps to blend architecture with the garden and it’s undulating wooden path and terrace, floating around delicate trees and a prairie of wild flowers. Thus making our garden a sort of open air room, welcoming to the small community of inhabitants. It ultimately states that social housing can still be the place to promote small scale sensitive utopias of well being and pride.Project gallerySee allShow lessPhotographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 TimesArchitecture NewsThe Ten Most Read Articles of 2013MiscProject locationAddress:94 Rue Philippe de Girard, 75018 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeKOZ ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingParisResidentialFrancePublished on December 31, 2013Cite: “Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes” 31 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Year:  Photographs “COPY” Area:  2102 m² Area:  2102 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Social Housing “COPY” 2013last_img read more

AIDS Walk New York raises $3.6 million online in three years

first_img AIDS Walk New York announced that since 2002, when event participants were first offered personalised Web sites with linked e-mail facilities, more than $3.6 million has been raised online.Over 132,000 sponsored walkers have been offered the online tools in the past three years to help them fundraise. AIDS Walk New York uses Kintera’s Friends Asking Friends® system.The walk is said to be “the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event” and raises funds for Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 June 2004 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over the past three years participants have used the system more and increased the average amount raised online. In 2002 the average raised was $294 with an average of 27.9 e-mails sent. In 2003 the average raised was $307 with an average of 29 e-mails sent. In 2004 the average raised was $340 with an average of 32.6 e-mails sent.Online income continues to increase each year. In 2002 2,401 of the 42,000 participants raised $668,601 online, 14.2% of the $4.7 million total. In 2003 4,418 of the 45,000 participants raised $1.2 million of the $5.1 million raised, an 82% increase in online income over the previous year. In 2004 5,497 of the 45,000 participants raised $1.8 million of the $5.4 million raised, a 46% increase in online revenue compared to 2003. Online donations in 2004 represent 32% of the total amount raised. Of course many participants that raised money online also generated funds offline as well. In 2002 the online fundraisers raised $705,488 online and offline. In 2003 this rose to $1.4 million, and $1.9 million in 2004.center_img AIDS Walk New York raises $3.6 million online in three years 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. Tagged with: Digital Events Research / statisticslast_img read more

MP calls for fast government action on society lottery regulation changes

first_img  161 total views,  1 views today MP calls for fast government action on society lottery regulation changes About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP has called on ministers to bring forward changes to the regulation of society lotteries in order to allow them to raise more money to support their work.At present, lotteries which support a specific good cause are limited in the amount of money they can raise each year to £10 million.  To raise more money, charities and organisations have to take out a separate license that can involve spending six figure sums.Ms Patel was joined in the Grimond Room of the Houses of Parliament by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the Local Hospice Lottery.  According to Nicole Wastell of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, running the service cost £6.5 million a year with its lottery support vital to raising this sum.  However, with over 96,000 players, if the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance lottery continued to grow to support local people, it would soon breach the £10 million annual turnover limit imposed by present regulation.Gary Hawkes from the Local Hospice Lottery also voiced concerns about having to take out an extra license, saying that the one-off cost of taking out an additional license would be in the region of £100,000 with the annual cost of operating it an estimated £275,000.  This additional cost amounts to 25 days running cost for a hospice and would be entirely at the expense of patient care, he said.Calling on ministers to relax the rules on charity lotteries, Ms Patel said:“Time is of the essence, charities providing important public services rely on the funds from their lotteries to continue to do good work.  Charities and organisations work really hard to raise this money, we cannot allow out-dated law to get in their way and have money raised from the public paying for the bureaucratic requirements of an additional license instead of the valuable work of patient and public care.”Last month, Lotteries Council chair Jo Bucci also called for change to be speeded up, while the Council, the Institute of Fundraising and the Hospice Lotteries Association wrote a joint letter to ministers on the subject. Three years has now elapsed since an all-party report of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee backed raising the fundraising limits imposed on charity lotteries and calling on the Government to speed up its process to reform the law in this area. Main image: Rt Hon Priti Patel MP. Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 16 May 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Lotteries lottery fundraisinglast_img read more

Greater Boston Marxists Association builds frameworks of solidarity, community care

first_imgSpecial to Workers WorldThe following interview was conducted for Workers World by Monica Moorehead, a managing editor of WW, with Leighsandra and Queen-Cheyenne, co-presidents of the Greater Boston Marxists Association that originated in the Marxist Student Association at Suffolk University in Boston.Leighsandra, Queen-Cheyenne, Feb. 22. Photo: Stevan KirschbaumWorkers World: Can you tell our readers about the founding of the Greater Boston Marxists Association and what its guiding principles are?Leighsandra & Queen-Cheyenne: Our organization was founded during our senior year at Suffolk University by the two of us: Queen-Cheyenne and Leighsandra. The initial founding of the Marxist Student Association was brought about by the realization that we needed to build a solid community and safe space on campus for ourselves and other leftists who may hold the same ideologies.Beforehand, we both began our work in activism in high school after coming to the conclusion that the education we were receiving, specifically regarding Black and Indigenous history, was ahistorical and white-washed severely. This was the leading motivation behind wanting to broaden our knowledge even more in a socioeconomic sense, eventually leading to a deeper understanding of capitalism, imperialism and radical leftism itself.The Greater Boston Marxists Association is built around the frameworks of both solidarity and community care. Our mission is not only to educate ourselves, but the Greater Boston communities about the impacts of capitalism and imperialism on the lives of marginalized peoples, locally and globally.WW: What is the social composition of the student population at Suffolk University?LS & QC: Suffolk University is located directly in downtown Boston and can be classified as a commuter school. Aside from many of the students being local and from Greater Boston communities, there is also a very large international student population. With all this being said, Suffolk is still a predominantly white institution.WW: What were some of the major campaigns MSA worked on? What were some of the challenges MSA faced on campus?LS & QC: Our newer campaigns have specifically included the framework of community care and popular education. Our biggest campaigns at the moment are our work within the Greater Boston community around historically accurate education on Black radicalism and Black Resistance movements of yesterday and today. This campaign works directly with Boston universities and Boston public schools, hopefully to continue to lead workshops and help build curriculum around the framework of accurate education about Black history.Our second major project during this time is transitioning many of our already established workshops and interviews over to an online podcast accessible to anyone. This will have regularly updated audio recordings of our workshops and interviews of upcoming organizations, organizers and activists. Our last major campaign while working on our transition is our online reading groups, which we’ll be continuing virtually on Instagram Live and Zoom calls for anyone interested in joining.At this moment, we’d like to address a significant change for our organization. In light of recent events, we feel that it is the best time to announce that we will be officially terminating our association and/or affiliation with Suffolk University. Our lead organizers feel it is best not to put a limit on our work toward socioeconomic change and will be extending the association locally in order to work more effectively within the Greater Boston communities. Additionally, the Marxist Student Association will no longer be operating under said name, which has officially been changed to the Greater Boston Marxists Association.We thank you all for your support in our recent adjustments and ask that you continue to stand in solidarity with the communities most affected by the current health issue at hand.WW: How can other activists and/or progressive organizations show solidarity with GBMA?LS & QC: During this time, specifically with the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19, some of the best ways to continue solidarity with the Greater Boston Marxists Association is keeping yourself and community safe through acts of community care — in this case, for example, not hoarding resources. Another way to continue showing solidarity is to stay up to date on current events and global issues, specifically within the Global South and other states affected by imperialist powers.If you’re interested in continuing to follow our campaigns and/or possibly joining our lead organizing team or our general organizing populace, please feel free to reach out to our lead organizers at [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more