Posts Tagged ‘participation’

Simone Biles Awarded Non-Participation Trophy

TOKYO—Members of the International Olympic Committee voted Thursday to award Simone Biles the first-ever Olympic Non-Participation Trophy for her decision to pull out of this week’s gymnastics competition.  “It takes a great deal of courage and dedication to participate in the Olympics,” a spokesman for the IOC said. “However, it takes even MORE courage and MORE […]

Strategic Law Suits Against Public Participation in India: Why the neutrality principle of law not working?

Abstract During recent years, a sharp rise is noted in the number of frivolous law suits filed to silence voices of dissenters and the marginalized sections including women who complaint against violence. These legal tactics are striking the roots of democracy and curbing the public discourse on the vital issues while choking the freedom of […]

NCAA ‘Unequivocally Supports’ Transgender Biological Male Participation in College Women’s Sports

The National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors said on Monday that it “firmly and unequivocally supports” transgender biological male athletes competing in women’s sports at the college level. It comes amid an ongoing push by Republican-led states to enact measures that seek to protect female athletes, who are likely to have a biological disadvantage if forced […]

NCAA to Pull Events from States that Limit Transgender Participation in Sports

The NCAA sided with transgender athletes on Monday, saying they will no longer hold events in states that aren’t “free of discrimination.” The NCAA Board of Governors made the announcement as legislatures in more than two dozen states propose, debate, and advance legislation aimed at requiring state schools to ensure that athletes compete in the […]

NYT Fails To Examine Its Participation In Brazil’s ‘Biggest Judicial Scandal’

ACTION ALERT: You can send a message to the New York Times at (Twitter: @NYTimes). Please remember that respectful communication is the most effective. The Brazilian Supreme Court on March 8 dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva made during the Lava Jato investigation, a little over a month after the investigation was officially ended. The […]

Capitol riots: Over 300 people charged with participation in the protests

The US Justice Department has charged more than 300 people with taking part in the deadly storming of the Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, and at least 280 have been arrested, Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin told reporters on Friday. The riots led to the deaths of five people, four rioters and […]

9 Federal Agencies Issue Rule to Protect Equal Participation of Faith-Based Orgs in Govt. Programs

Photo Credit: Willian 2000/Pixabay WASHINGTON — In light of an executive order issued by President Trump two years ago, nine government agencies — including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Veterans Affairs — have released a rule that aims to strengthen protections […]

Sharp growth in gap year participation from US this year despite COVID – report

Masa Israel has reported a 40 percent increase in the number of students arriving for gap year programs as compared to last year, despite the country’s high infection rate of COVID-19. According to a Monday report by the Wall Street Journal, Masa, a partially government-funded organization that oversees gap year programs, said that 5,000 participants, […]

AOC reconsiders participation at Rabin memorial after BDS backlash

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Teachers, take it outside: Study shows student motivation and participation improves outdoors

(Natural News) Conducting science classes outdoors rather than within the four corners of a classroom can make the students more motivated to learn and participate, a study has discovered. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Norway and Germany who looked at the effect of outdoor class setting […]

South Korea will pay up to $2.6mn for cost of North’s participation in Winter Olympics

The fund will cover the cost of hundreds of North Korean delegates participating in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, including arts performers, cheerleaders, and a taekwondo demonstration team. “It is aimed at providing financial support for the North Korean delegation’s visit to South Korea, and for carrying out cultural cooperation projects (between the two […]

Russia: Britain’s participation in the anti-terrorist struggle has been next to nothing

Russia: Britain’s participation in the anti-terrorist struggle has been next to nothing According to the Tass news agency, the Russian Defense Ministry made the statement in response to a recent alegation by British Defense Minister Michael Fallon. According to the report, Falon had previously said in an interview that “Britain has played an important role […]

‘Dabke not destruction’: Activists protest Israel’s participation in UK arms fair

As a lorry earmarked for London’s weapons fair approaches, a group of people suddenly hold hands and start Palestinian Dabke dancing in the road. A police officer tries to get people to move but inadvertently finds himself in the middle of a circle of dancing activists. Games of giant football, dancing to Palestinian music and […]

Defense Bill Amendments Seek Limitations On US Participation In Yemen War

A Yemeni soldier looks at the graffiti of U.S. drone strike painted on a wall as a protest against the drone strikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Dec. 21, 2013. (Photo: Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua) The House version of the nearly $700 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes multiple amendments aimed at limiting US involvement in the Saudi […]

What does it take to move from pseudo-democracy to real participation?

By Graham Peebles Imagine a country run along truly democratic lines. In such a mythical land, what would be the role of the politician, and the nature of his or her relationship with that amorphous group paraded under the banner of “the people”? Will of “the people”? We in pseudo-democratic countries hear a lot about […]

Damascus welcomes India’s participation in post-war reconstruction of Syria

     Syrian authorities will welcome India’s participation in the post-war reconstruction of the country, Syrian President Bashar Assad told India’s WION television broadcaster in an interview published on Saturday, adding that New Delhi could also play a role in the settlement of the Syrian conflict. “If you want to talk about the reconstruction, as you […]

Microsoft Warns Of ‘Orwellian Future’ As WikiLeaks Exposes Participation With Surveillance

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Trade in the Digital Era, We Demand Popular Participation

Digital rights are under threat in the United States and abroad as corporations and governments work together to infringe upon people’s privacy and limit essential civil and political rights such as freedom and equality in access to information. From the FCC’s dismantling of Net Neutrality to the inclusion of digital trade provisions in TPP that […]

Iran’s top security official vows continued aid to Iraq, Syria

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 10-07-2016 Iran Daily   US gov’t to oppose anti-JCPOA bills Alan Eyre, the US State Department’s Persian-language spokesman, said Saturday that the White… Source Article from

Pugnacious Parasites and the Provocation

Zen Gardner, GuestWaking Times Everyone knows the unscrupulously manipulative always accuse others of what they themselves are guilty of. It’s an age old trick to obfuscate the obvious and buy time to accomplish their purposes. Lying is their pathological language. Such behavior, especially in high profile public figures, is unthinkable, yet […]

Yellowstone Volcano: "Whole lot a shakin’ goin’ on"

     Less than 48 hours after public display of volcanic activity at Yellowstone was intentionally taken OFFLINE from public view, we now know why: Looks like “there’s a whole lot a shakin’ goin’ on!” Take a look at this reading from Bore Hole 944 inside the super-volcano at Yellowstone National Park:      Folks within 500 […]

Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside

With the number of animals steadily growing, the boar population has been devastating the crops of farms in the area. Since the nuclear disaster of 2011, damage to agriculture caused by boars in the Fukushima prefecture has doubled, amounting to some $15 million, according to a report from The Times. Boars also pose a threat […]

Chuck Norris Endorsed Ted Cruz, But He Just Dropped This BOMBSHELL That Changes Everything

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS – Conservative bad-ass Chuck Norris is NOT endorsing Ted Cruz for president, as we previously reported. According to the pro-Cruz PAC, Norris, 75, was to attend “An American Rally with Special Guest Ted Cruz” which will be held on Sunday, March 13 at the zMax Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina along […]

Nuclear deal eliminates barriers for Iran to join SCO

Russian presidential envoy to the SCO Bakhtier Khakimov said that Russia expects that the beginning of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program will eliminate obstacles that were in the way of Iran’s accession to the SCO. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement eliminates […]

India and BRICS are so over the petrodollar

     The last time a country decided to dump the dollar in the oil business, the US destroyed it. Now India, the world’s third largest economy, and Iran have agreed to settle their outstanding oil dues in rupees. What’s more, the two countries may conduct all future trade in their national currencies. This follows an […]

With friends like Saudi Arabia, US doesn’t need ‘enemies’ like Iran

Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shia cleric last week, almost certainly designed to provoke a response from Iran, indicates a growing desperation among the Saudis to demonize Tehran, as the House of Saud’s grip on both its own people and the region comes under threat, historian Saeed Khan suggests. The simmering conflict between Saudi Arabia […]

Iran coverage: Iran’s top leader calls for full participation in elections

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:   Supreme Leader urges massive participation of people in upcoming elections Tehran, Jan 9, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday advised people from all walks of live to take part in the upcoming parliamentary and Assembly of Experts […]

Russia diplomat calls for Turkey to compensate Russia for plane shot down in Syria

     A top Russian diplomat said on Wednesday that Turkey should pay compensation for the Russian warplane it shot down near the Syrian border last month, a call Turkey has promptly rejected. The downing of the Su-24 and the deaths of two Russian servicemen strained the traditionally warm relations between the two countries. Deputy Foreign […]

Is a Movement Afoot to Inflame US Opinion Against Russia?

Posted on October 28, 2015 Yesterday it was announced by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter that the US will be sending a “small number of special operations forces” to Syria for the purpose of supporting “capable partners” in the war against ISIS. (See Reuters report here.) This of course means that there will now be US troops “on […]

Both Consumer Confidence And The Labor Participation Rate Are At A 30 Year Low … That’s Not A Coincidence

Washington’s Blog Aug 13, 2011 A new poll from Thomson Reuters and University of Michigan shows that consumer confidence is the lowest its been for 30 years. A new report from Wells Fargo Securities shows that the labor participation rate is also “at a 30-year low”. That’s not a coincidence. If people can’t find work, they’ll have […]

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