Sportech and RMG extend commingling contract

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sportech and RMG extend commingling contract Horse racing Tote betting solutions provider, Sportech has signed a new agreement with Racecourse Media Group (RMG), to provide commingling pool betting services through its European Quantum Data and Operations Centre. Tags: Race Track and Racino Tote betting solutions provider, Sportech has signed a new agreement with Racecourse Media Group (RMG), to provide commingling pool betting services through its European Quantum Data and Operations Centre.The deal will see RMG, which is the holding company responsible for 34 racecourse shareholders in the United Kingdom, use Sportech’s software to facilitate pool commingling between racecourses in the UK and Ireland, and RMG’s global partners.“We are delighted to extend our partnership with our friends at Sportech,” RMG commercial director Nick Mills said.“This new agreement will further bolster RMG’s reputation at delivering the best possible global reach for our shareholder racecourses, while at the same time, significantly growing wagering opportunities on their horseracing around the world.”Similarly, Sportech’s vice president of sales and business development EMEA, Bruno Gay, stated the supplier was pleased to extend its relationship and help RMG strengthen and expand their reach in international markets.“Reliable solutions for commingling are critically important as racing and betting operators adjust their strategies to include expanded distribution and Sportech are proud to be at the forefront of this trend with partners like RMG,” Gay said.Horse racing in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales has returned behind closed doors in June, following a period of inactivity caused by the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. Topics: Sports betting Horse racing 12th August 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

India, cricket on YouTube target list for original local language content

first_imgSports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports NewsNews Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter YouTube has kept India and cricket on its plans to create original regional content to bolster the paid subscription service.The video content will target Germany, Japan, Mexico, France and India with scripted series and another original programming in hopes of bolstering its paid subscription service. India, cricket on YouTube target list for original local language content Football WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start TAGSYouTubeYouTube CricketYouTube Original Content SHARE PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 30, 2018 Facebook Twitter Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket Football WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Previous articleVivo Pro Kabaddi League Season VI from October 5Next articleIndian wrestling set for a major revamp; new commercial partners, broadcast model on cards Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoThe move will put the Alphabet Inc.-owned YouTube, into competition with Netflix and Amazon, both also investing in local language programming for online audiences.Programming under consideration includes reality series, music documentaries, talk shows and scripted series, said Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original programming. The programs would be in local languages and subtitled for other markets.Some of the programmings may be available on YouTube’s free service, running with advertising. “We are targeting markets where we believe we have a tremendous upside in potential subscribers,” Daniels said.YouTube has already explored South Korea with a reality show about a pop band, Big Bang, and has one show in India, a talk show in Hindi about cricket. Called “UnCricket,” the show has proved popular with the target audience. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Latest Sports News Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Cricket last_img read more

Cricket only survivor as OSN shuts its sports genre network

first_img TAGSicc cricket world cupOSN SportsOSN Sports ShutdownPakistan Super LeaguePSL Rights SHARE Cricket only survivor as OSN shuts its sports genre network F1 French GP 2021 Live: Lewis Hamilton takes lead- Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoOSN which delivers its services in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region has announced that it will retain only two cricket channels as part of its sport content from the end of next month. As of March 31, the Dubai-based broadcaster will air only OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Sports channels, the company’s new chief executive, Patrick Tillieux, declared in a release.“We are redirecting our investments from sports to content that our customers enjoy the most, and in line with this, effective March 31, we will be closing some of our OSN-owned sports channels,” Tillieux said.“We will continue to bring all the excitement of cricket, one of the most popular sports in the region, through OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Sports channels. There is a great line-up for cricket lovers to look forward to, including the India v Australia series, New Zealand v Bangladesh series, and this year’s highly anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup.”While the news that cricket has survived the cull at the network will please fans in the UAE, it is a blow for lovers of other sports such as golf with OSN regularly broadcasting tournaments on both the European and US PGA Tours.Tillieux said that the pay-TV network will have more premium movies and women-centric programming in the coming months as it phases out its sport content.“Providing our customers with a broad suite of exciting premium and in-demand content is of upmost importance to us, and in the coming months, OSN will be delivering a new binge-watching channel, fresh monthly pop-up channels celebrating the biggest movie franchises, plus more curated lifestyle and women-centric shows,” he added.“We are also in the process of refreshing our entertainment experience, which will enable viewers to discover their choice of content with ease and watch on their terms.”Also Read: Woods-Mickelosn $9 million showdown will be back in 2019 Cricket Cricket Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Ishant, Bumrah looking to capiatlise on seam-friendly conditions; NZ 3/0; Follow Live Updates Cricket Football Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN will shut all its sports channels except OSN Sports Cricket HD.OSN is cutting back dramatically on its sports coverage. OSN’s current portfolio of sporting event rights will come to an end on March 31, and viewers will be left with just cricket. Struggling financially, the sports network this year had also declined to renew its Pakistan Super League rights for the first time in four seasons. 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Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgCim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileCim Financial Services Limited (Cim Group) is headquartered in Mauritius that is regulated by the bank of Mauritius as a non-banking deposit taking institution and licenced by the Financial Services Commission as a credit financing institution offering a range of credit.  The company avails individual consumers, SMEs and large corporates with financial services such as consumer finance, crediLimited t card, forex, leasing and factoring. Cim Financial Services is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

2 FTSE 100 stocks for which I’m feeling the love in February

first_img Enter Your Email Address 2 FTSE 100 stocks for which I’m feeling the love in February Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The increase in online shopping, and general consumerism, has increased the need for both product and postal packaging. Mondi, therefore, manufactures a product range with strong demand.Being a FTSE 100 company, it’s well established with a global base and a market capitalisation of £7bn. Its forward dividend yield is 4.5% and earnings per share are £1.62.  In January, it confirmed it has successfully maintained an A- leadership rating by CDP for Climate Change. This is not just a positive rating, but a vital one in today’s battle for a sustainable future. As more and more investors look to ESG investing, Mondi should be a good contender for an ethical investor’s watch list.Leaps and boundsAshtead Group is the second-largest equipment rental business in North America and the largest in the UK. The US rental market is five times bigger than its UK counterpart.Its business model is to buy equipment from leading manufacturers then rent it out to a wide selection of customers. Ashtead keeps its rental equipment up to date, of course, and once its rental period has run its course, it sells the equipment on the second-hand market.It has a P/E of 14 and a market cap of £11.25bn, while earnings per share are £1.76. And its forward dividend yield is low at only 1.6%, but it’s covered a hefty four times by earnings-per-share 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay The still-short, still-dark days of February can be a gloomy time of the year, particularly if you’re not feeling the love in the air. Worse news, this February is a leap year, so that makes a depressing month slightly longer than normal.But as February begins, I’m feeling affection for packaging manufacturer Mondi (LSE:MNDI) and international equipment rental company Ashtead Group (LSE:AHT).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…Price-to-earnings ratioA company’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is a financial metric used to gauge its value. A P/E of less than 10 could be bargain territory, while over 15 is getting expensive. However, too low a P/E and it usually reflects a high risk or problems with the business.A lot of the stocks I like the look of already have positive sentiment priced in, and as such, have a P/E that’s undesirably high. This includes companies such as drinks giant Diageo, software group Aveva and food packaging business Hilton Food Group.Having a high P/E doesn’t make them a bad buy, of course. It’s just that they’re less likely to see rapid growth and could be more vulnerable to a share price fall. In theory, a high P/E should indicate higher returns, but it can also mean an overvalued stock.Future stars?So, let’s look at some companies with a reasonable P/E and a desirable outlook. Packaging company Mondi has a P/E under 10. I wrote about it last month and still like the look of its future prospects. Refinitiv recently confirmed it to be the best performing FTSE 350 stock of the past decade. An impressive accolade to say the least. During this time, it attained an astounding compound annual growth rate of nearly 43%. Commitment to its share buyback programme has benefited shareholders to the tune of £500m this year.I consider both these stocks desirable Buys this February for long-term investors. Kirsteen Mackay | Saturday, 1st February, 2020 | More on: AHT MNDI Image source: Getty Images. 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Manzeum / Modus Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798991/manzeum-modus-studio Clipboard ArchDaily Workshop “COPY” “COPY” Manzeum / Modus StudioSave this projectSaveManzeum / Modus Studio Architect In Charge:Chris M. BaribeauCity:FayettevilleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyText description provided by the architects. It’s okay. The Manzeum is not intended as social commentary. It is a structure focused on play, art, and good times. The proverbial ‘napkin sketch’ becomes reality in this collaborative design, fabrication, and construction project where the artistic metalworks of the owner and modern designs of the architect merge seamlessly into an evolved Ozark aesthetic. Save this picture!© Timothy HursleySave this picture!Plan (Sketch)Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe Manzeum is part of a multi-phased project in an ongoing collaboration derived from the energetic and artistic minds of the owners and the editorial will of the architect. The current master plan plunges the Manzeum addition toward the developing landscape of the 20 acre site. The central roundabout is the primary orienting device for all the constructed elements on the site. The center is marked by a stacked concrete totem, foreshadowing of the intriguing and artistic follies to be discovered throughout the property. Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe ‘working drawings’ are a collection of sketches and technical shop drawings (the second and third cousins to the napkins sketch) produced by the architect and owner alike. The meat of the design strategies and details were hashed out in real time on the site between owner, architect, and fabricators.  Save this picture!Diagram (Sketch)The existing rustic studio + workshop is transformed in to a strong, modern form that unites with the raw agricultural base of the original spaces. The strong and raw palette of concrete, steel, and cedar are extensively intertwined. The ‘big dumb wood box’ concept is the organizing element in a patchwork of naturally weathering and painted steel. A dual personality exposure between tectonic workshop space and entertainment space is created, crafted, embellished, and enjoyed. Old versus new is continually merged on the interior spaces while the new fire pit terrace provides steel containment as the overall structure is carved into the evolving landscape. Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyProduct Description. The owner is a metal fabricator and craftsman. Everything in this project is completely custom and fabricated by the owner and his team. There were no products specified. The entire project was built from a few sketches and a close collaboration between owner and architect.Save this picture!Elevation (Sketch)Save this picture!© Timothy HursleySave this picture!Diagram (Sketch)Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Acute House / OOF! architectureSelected ProjectsCEBRA to Design Green-Roofed, Underground Visitor Center in Southern DenmarkUnbuilt Project Share 2016 CopyWorkshop, Houses•Fayetteville, United States United States Manufacturers: L+L Metal Fabrication Photographs:  Timothy Hursley Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manzeum / Modus Studio Save this picture!© Timothy Hursley+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798991/manzeum-modus-studio Clipboard Area:  3446 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects Photographs Architects: Modus Studio Area Area of this architecture project Leanne Baribeau, AIA Architectural Design: CopyAbout this officeModus StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureWorkshopResidential ArchitectureHousesFayettevilleUnited StatesPublished on November 24, 2016Cite: “Manzeum / Modus Studio” 24 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阿肯色Manzeum活动中心 / Modus工作室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 streamlast_img read more

Bango offers users SMS donation facility for DEC’s tsunami appeal

first_img Tagged with: Digital Bango offers users SMS donation facility for DEC’s tsunami appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2005 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The Bango system ensures that donations can be made on any mobile network by any mobile handset in more than 40 different countries. Bango also provides a choice ofdifferent ways to pay from adding the amount to the mobile phone bill to debit or credit cards. The donations will be forwarded directly to the central Disasters Emergency Committee. Staff at mobile phone software and applications company Image Habitat in Birmingham have spent their own time developing a SMS donation service to be used by clients of Bango, the mobile content platform provider. The system can be used to donate to the DEC tsunami appeal.Using billing services provided free by Cambridge-based Bango, donations of £1.50 can be made instantly, simply by sending the Text message ‘Go Give’ to short-code 87121. In return for their donations, people will bedirected automatically to a site where they can chose from a selection of specially designed wallpapers.Ray Anderson, CEO at Bango, said: “People can now make small donations from the convenience of their mobile, in the sameway as putting money in a collection tin.” Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Applications open for Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal

first_img Tagged with: christmas media 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 www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis113  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis113 Melanie May | 18 July 2018 | News The Telegraph is looking for three charities to support in its 2018 Christmas Charity Appeal.UK registered charities can now apply, until 5pm on Friday 31 August.Applicants must include the name of the charity, its UK registered charity number, the name of the person applying and their contact details. A summary of no more than 150 words must also be submitted, explaining how the charity works and how this appeal would benefit them, or mentioning a particular project that they would like the appeal to support.Shortlisted charities will be contacted in September and invited to submit a longer application of approximately 1000 words, and to make a presentation to a committee of Telegraph executives in person before the end of September.Questions regarding the process should be sent to [email protected] Applications will also be accepted via this email address.The appeal will launch in mid November, once the three charities have been chosen, Each charity will be the subject of several print features and online articles and videos over the following two months. In addition, on the first Sunday of December, the Telegraph will host a phone-in day, where staff and contributors take telephone donations from readers. Applications open for Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal Advertisement  191 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Justice for Tamir Rice and Tanisha Anderson

first_imgVigil for Tamir Rice, Feb. 22.Photo: Latonya GoldsbyIt has been over three months since Cleveland police brutally murdered two people in one month — 12-year old Tamir Rice and before him Tanisha Anderson.Courtney Drain, an activist in the fight against police violence, was arrested on Feb. 9 at a Cleveland City Council meeting for holding up a sign calling for justice for Tanisha Anderson. Anderson was killed by Cleveland police on Nov. 20 after her family made a 911 emergency call for help getting their daughter to the hospital. Instead police held her down on the ground, suffocating her.The people scored a huge victory on Feb. 23, when Drain had his ticket for disorderly conduct thrown out in Cleveland court. He received no fine for court costs. The judge asked how it could be disorderly conduct when there is no law against holding up a sign at Council meetings.On Feb. 21, Sabrina Fulton, mother of murdered teen Trayvon Martin, spoke to an overflow crowd at the Cleveland Public Library. Fulton had spent the morning with Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice. When the two women entered the hall, everyone leapt to their feet to applaud the women for their incredible courage. Fulton encouraged everyone to stay active and never stop fighting for justice.Feb. 22 was the three-month anniversary of the murder of Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland recreation center. Despite the fact that this horrific crime was caught on camera, the guilty police are still working and collecting their paychecks.Ignoring the driving snow and falling temperatures, more than 150 people participated in the outdoor vigil, called by Cleveland’s “Candlelight Vigil for Tamir.” Samaria Rice spoke to everyone and told the crowd about Tamir, her youngest son. Over 10 police squad cars observed the peaceful protest, meaning they were not patrolling Cleveland’s roads, which were littered with accidents due to the whiteout lack of visibility and icy conditions. Even with people trapped in cold cars with possible injuries, cops give priority to repression. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Oaxaca teachers speak in Philly on Indigenous struggle, labor

first_imgA Philly event organizer, Carmen Guerrero, and Oaxaca teachers Fernando Soberanes Bojórquez and Mayem Arellanes Cano (left to right) at the event.The struggle for the right of Indigenous peoples and their teachers to an educational system free from corporate control was the main topic of a Philadelphia meeting with two teacher activists from Oaxaca, Mexico, on Nov. 16.As part of a three-city tour in the U.S. by Section 22 of the SNTE/CNTE union, Fernando Soberanes Bojórquez, a 40-year veteran of the Coalition of Indigenous Teachers and Promoters of Oaxaca, and Mayem Arellanes Cano, Zapotec lawyer in the Legal Affairs Department of the union in Oaxaca, presented a slideshow and commentary at Temple University.El SNTE is el Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (National Union of Education Workers), the largest union in Central America, with 1.5 million members in Mexico. It supports government reforms. With 83,000 members in Oaxaca, Section 22 of el SNTE is the most important political force in the state. In addition, the Oaxacan Indigenous movement is the most organized in Mexico, along with the Zapatistas in Chiapas.La CNTE is the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (National Coordinator of Education Workers), a dissident movement within el SNTE fighting since 1979 for both union democracy and social demands. One of the slides explained: “The struggle is not only in the streets, but continues in the classroom, where teachers fight against colonized education and for an education that fortifies Indigenous Peoples.”Indigenous struggle paramountBojórquez and Cano highlighted how large the Indigenous population is in Mexico. Out of 2,428 municipalities, over 70 percent of the residents in 313 of them speak an Indigenous language. In Oaxaca, one of the poorest states in Mexico, 1.5 million people, out of a population of 4 million, speak an Indigenous language: Zapotec, Mixtec, Mazatec, Mixe or Chinantec, or one of 12 others. At least 418 municipalities in Mexico elect their authorities in communal assemblies.The history of Indigenous struggles in Oaxaca has centered on defending their communal way of life against state attempts to destroy their communities. Education is an integral part of the struggle.Bojórquez and Cano described how the Coalition of Indigenous Teachers and Promoters of Oaxaca (Plan Piloto-CMPO) employs innovative community-based education in the face of state standardized neoliberal education. Decades of experience have produced an educational structure which includes communal participation, use of traditional knowledge and Indigenous language, communal philosophy and creative teacher preparation, all based on a relevant curriculum. (See more detailed information at tinyurl.com/gwlh6yu.)The Representative Council is the governing authority of the communal middle schools, made up of community leaders, interested community members, parents, teachers and students. This system of education helps to preserve, strengthen and enrich the original culture and promotes the human development of community members while enabling new generations to complete their education.Proposed state reforms introduced in 2013 would destroy the communal education system. Under the new law, anyone with a college degree could pass the teachers’ test with or without teacher education preparation introduced by Plan Piloto-CMPO. New hires would receive only temporary contracts, without medical coverage, pensions, salary scale rights and other benefits. Massive firing of experienced teachers would be inevitable.Effects on communities would include elimination of entire school levels (such as early Indigenous education), reduced teacher staffing levels, whole elimination of rural and Indigenous schools, and privatization of public education. Parents would even have to pay for water, electricity and other services at schools.Massive resistance, state repressionYears of resistance have included legal challenges, public forums, mass meetings, marches and occupations. The Mexican government’s response has been to criminalize protests, conduct psychological warfare, militarize states where La CNTE is active, enact forced disappearance of teachers and pursue the violent destruction of protest encampments.On June 19, a federal police eviction of a plantón or encampment in Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, turned violent, resulting in nine dead, “over 100 people wounded and between 22 and 25 disappeared after a confrontation that lasted 15 hours — during which police used tear gas and automatic machine guns to repress the fierce protesters. Hospital workers on the scene were also attacked with tear gas.” (commondreams.org, June 27)State repression against La CNTE also includes freezing of bank accounts and arbitrary detentions. Teachers have been unjustly arrested and held in maximum security prisons far from their homes in Oaxaca.At the end of their presentation, Cano and Bojórquez called for more solidarity between all those who are fighting corporate exploitation of their communities, as part of an international movement. Bojórquez said, “I believe that the strategies of struggle that we have used during the last 36 years are not sufficient to confront the education reforms and other structural reforms that are affecting our communities and their resources (land, water, forests, seeds, minerals). We must think creatively to devise new strategies that will unite teachers and civil society in the struggle for our lives that all of us are confronting.”Cano ended the program by saying, “Today, with the huge social discontent we have heard during our stay in the U.S., you have a great historic opportunity to unite and organize. Your struggle is also our struggle, and it is not only to replace one tyrant for another, but rather to create a better world for all of us.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more