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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftThere will be three ways to watch the action on Eleven Sports. All four rounds will be shown live and free of charge through a seven-day trial on the Eleven Sports’ online platform via www.elevensports.uk, and on iOS and Android mobile and tablet apps. The first two rounds will also be streamed for free on Facebook live through the Eleven Sports UK page, PGA Championship has stated in a release.The Eleven Sports online platform and the mobile and tablet apps will be launched ahead of the event starting in early August, when details of how to subscribe, plus an affordable and flexible pricing plan for the premium action on Eleven Sports beyond the PGA Championship will also be announced.During the first two days of the Championship, Eleven Sports will show live coverage of two selected groups on www.elevensports.uk, on the mobile and tablet apps, and on Facebook. The final two rounds will be shown on www.elevensports.uk and on the mobile and tablet apps, with full uninterrupted coverage. Comprehensive highlights will also be available on demand on www.elevensports.uk and on the mobile and tablet apps on all four days of the tournament.The Eleven Sports team will be on the ground at the Championship to capture all the action inside and outside the ropes, interviewing players and gauging the reaction from fans at the Bellerive Country Club. More pundits, including professional golfers, will be announced soon.The move to stream live sports action on Facebook is part of Eleven Sports’ innovative way of delivering more contemporary sports coverage that appeals to existing audiences and extends access to new fans.“Launching Eleven Sports in the UK and Ireland with such a prestigious event as the 100th PGA Championship, confirms our position as a major player in the market,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, Eleven Sports. “We are looking forward to maximizing this fantastic opportunity to appeal to existing golf fans through comprehensive free-to-air live coverage and analysis, while also growing new audiences with our fresh and innovative ways of delivering leading sports action.”“It is a tremendous way to celebrate the 100th PGA Championship by becoming the inaugural free-to-air program on Eleven Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland,” said PGA of America Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Price. “We are excited that Eleven Sports will deliver major championship golf to diverse audiences through multiple, leading-edge digital platforms that are uniquely designed to connect to both the modern day and the next generation of fans.”Eleven Sports has a platform-agnostic approach in all of its eleven markets that makes its fan-forward services available everywhere. Eleven Sports is also in discussions with all major platforms in the UK and Ireland to offer the widest possible access to all the premium action available on the service. Facebook Twitter Cricket TAGS2018 PGA ChampionshipEleven SportsPGAPGA ChampionshipPGA Championships SHARE Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Cricket Football Global sports content provider Eleven Sports will launch its services in the UK and Ireland with the free distribution of the 2018 PGA Championship.Eleven Sports has secured live and exclusive rights to the 2018 PGA Championship in the UK and Ireland. The centenary edition of the golf major, which runs from August 9-12 at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, will be the official launch event on Eleven Sports. 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FootballLatest Sports NewsUEFA Euro 2020 Euro 2020: UEFA warns to shift Euro 2020 final out of Wembley Stadium Euro 2020 Final: UEFA have warned England to move away Euro 2020 final if the government does not provide quarantine exemption for 2,500 VIP officials. England will host the tournament’s semi-final and final at Wembley. The Euro 2020 final will take place on Sunday, July 11.According to The Times UK report, UK ministers are now discussing a proposal to exempt UEFA and FIFA officials from having to undergo a 10-day quarantine. According to the current Covid-19 guidelines, a ten-day self-isolation is required for tourists arriving in UK from the countries that are in the amber or red-list. Notably, 23 teams of Euro 2020 are on the amber list, while Turkey is on the red list. 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It would allow the officials to watch each team’s training sessions and also attend UK government meeting without undergoing isolation.England found themselves in a similar situation for the recently concluded Champions League final between Chelse and Manchester City.EURO 2020 Full Schedule / EURO 2020 Points Table / EURO 2020 Groups / EURO 2020 Teams / Euro 2020 Live Streaming DetailsUEFA decided to move the game from Istanbul after Turkey was placed on the UK’s red list of countries – meaning travel was only permitted in exceptional circumstances.England was the front runner to host the final. However, the UEFA, government and Football Association could not come on the same page apropos the exemptions, seeing UK miss out to Porto.As a result, the Champions League final took place in Portugal with 6,000 fans from each club able to attend.The England government were disappointed about missing out on the European showcase and will now be eager not to face the same fate.However, the exemption would boost England’s 2030 World Cup bid as it would allow Boris Johnson to meet senior figures from UEFA.It would provide the Prime Minister with the opportunity to secure the required backing and could potentially see the country land their first international tournament since 1996.Nevertheless, the decision to relax restrictions for Euro could cause controversy among the British public after having their holidays restricted for the past year, reported the Times UK. 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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. See all posts by Peter Stephens Dividend stocks could be a means of obtaining a passive income in 2021. However, they may offer more than just a generous income return.Income shares could become more popular in an era where low interest rates may remain in place for a prolonged period of time. 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It remains on track to meet its guidance to deliver dividend growth that’s at or above inflation over the next few years.This could make the stock more appealing over the medium term because of the potential for inflation to move higher. A loose monetary policy may mean the price level increases at a faster pace in future than it has done in the past. Alongside the company’s 5.4% yield, this could make it an attractive FTSE 100 share to buy at the present time.A high-yielding UK share at a relatively low priceWhile many UK shares have risen sharply in the recent stock market rally, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) isn’t among them. Its shares have continued to fall over recent months so that it’s now among the highest-yielding dividend stocks in the FTSE 100.Its 6% dividend yield could make it attractive from an income perspective, since many FTSE 100 shares have considerably lower yields at the present time. Certainly, its dividends have failed to rise in recent years on a per share basis.They could even come under pressure over the coming years as the company embarks on major structural and organisational changes. However, those changes could catalyse its financial performance over the long run, and may be priced in to the company’s valuation via a relatively high yield.Potential risks from buying income stocksOf course, dividend stocks don’t guarantee investors will receive any passive income. They could, for example, experience challenging operating conditions that restrict their ability to pay out profit to investors. Similarly, they may decide to retain capital in what remains a tough economic outlook. This could have a detrimental impact on their income prospects.However, with other assets potentially offering low returns in a low interest rate environment, dividend shares such as GSK and SSE could be attractive as part of a diverse portfolio of stocks. 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84 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Not surprisingly, other Twitter users replied mentioning ‘Pride and Prejudice’.Why was Austen chosen?Chris Salmon, Chief Cashier, explains the Bank of England’s choice of Jane Austen, and gives details of the design to be used.Austen choice to benefit women’s charitiesA campaign to challenge in court the Bank of England’s decision not to include women on its banknotes raised £13,000 in donations. This money will now be donated to women’s charities, including Rape Crisis. Jane Austen to appear on £10 note AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 July 2013 | News 83 total views, 1 views today Author Jane Austen is to appear on the reverse of £10 notes, according to Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney. The new design is expected to appear in 2017, within a year of the new £5 notes which will feature Sir Winston Churchill.The choice of Sir Winston Churchill, replacing social reformer Elizabeth Fry, would have meant that Bank of England bank notes would all have featured only men, apart of course from the image of the sovereign.Given the concerns raised about an all-male line-up, the Bank of England has also undertaken to review its approach to and criteria for selecting significant British characters to appear on banknotes. Advertisement Tagged with: Bank of England Money The Austen £10 will feature a quotation from Pride and Prejudice, in which Miss Bingley says: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”The Bank of England started featuring historical figures on the reverse of its bank notes in 1970.The Chancellor of the Exchequer referred to the campaign for more women figures on bank notes in his tweet: 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.
A portrait of Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe.Based on a talk given at a Dec. 2 Workers World Party forum in New York City. To hear the entire talk, go to tinyurl.com/ybfmw8a5.The resignation of Robert Mugabe is changing the social landscape not only for the people of Zimbabwe but for all of Africa. This development is part and parcel of the ongoing struggle for independence and sovereignty against imperialism.Walter Rodney, the martyred Guyanese leader who wrote “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” in 1972, applied a Marxist, materialist worldview towards Africa. In the first chapter that addressed “What is development and underdevelopment?” Rodney states: “An even more indispensable component of modern underdevelopment is that it expresses a particular relationship of exploitation: namely, the exploitation of one country by another. All of the countries named as ‘underdeveloped’ in the world are exploited by others; and the underdevelopment with which the world is now preoccupied is a product of capitalist, imperialist and colonialist exploitation.“African and Asian societies were developing independently until they were taken over directly or indirectly by the capitalist powers. When that happened, exploitation increased and the export of surplus ensued, depriving the societies of the benefit of their natural resources and labor. That is an integral part of underdevelopment in the contemporary sense.”Historic roots of colonialism & resistanceThe Berlin Conference in 1884-85 — the “Scramble for Africa” conference — is where the European capitalist countries met to carve up virtually the entire African continent in order to expand their markets for profits by super-exploiting African labor and plundering its superrich mineral resources. The trans-Atlantic slave trade, resulting in tens of millions of African peoples being stolen from their homeland, laid the foundation for colonialism and neocolonialism.In the case of Zimbabwe, it was Cecil Rhodes who became the British colonizer of what was called Rhodesia in the late 1800s. Rhodes established the DeBeers Mining Company, known for its stolen diamonds from Zimbabwe. He treated the entire country as his private slave plantation with the backing of state brutality.Rodney comments about Zimbabwe’s earliest stages of development: “When Cecil Rhodes sent in his agents to rob and steal in Zimbabwe, they and other Europeans marveled at the surviving ruins of the Zimbabwe culture, and automatically assumed that it had been built by white people. Even today there is still a tendency to consider the achievements with a sense of wonder rather than with the calm acceptance that it was a perfectly logical outgrowth of human social development within Africa, as part of the universal process by which man’s labour opened up new horizons. The sense of reality can only be restored by making it clear that the architecture rested on a foundation of advanced agriculture and mining, which had come into existence over centuries of evolution.”By 1914, white settlers, numbering just 23,730, owned slightly more than 19 million acres of land in Rhodesia while an estimated 752,000 Africans occupied a total of 21,390,080 acres of land. (“A brief history of land in Zimbabwe: 1890-today,” focusonland.com)Eventually thousands of white farmers (colonizers) carried out a systematic campaign of wars and massacres to uproot the Indigenous African population from their lands. They did so despite many heroic resistance campaigns carried out by the African population who could not match the fire power of the colonizers.Ian Smith was proclaimed prime minister of Rhodesia in 1964 and confiscated 6,000 acres for himself. His apartheid policies codified white farmers’ use of the land for commercial farming of crops like tobacco to be sold as commodities on the world capitalist market. So while these farmers were enriching themselves, the people of Zimbabwe faced starvation and were reduced to being “tenants” on their own lands.Imperialists punish Zimbabwe for political defeatCarrying forth the legacy of the first two phases of the liberation struggle, the Third Chimurenga (liberation struggle) created two fronts which arose in the late 1960s — one was ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) led by Mugabe and the other was ZAPU (Zimbabwe African People Union) led by Joshua Nkomo. These two guerrilla factions joined forces as the Patriotic Front to force the Smith government to the negotiating table in Britain and to sign the 1980 Lancaster House Accords, which was a compromise that supposedly held the British government accountable for financially compensating white farmers so that Black farmers could reclaim their lands.A large sector of those who fought for the liberation of Zimbabwe were landless Black farmers, now commonly referred to as war veterans from the liberation struggle. Twenty years later, these same war veterans pressured the Mugabe government to remove the commercial farmers, by force if necessary, once the British government reneged on the Lancaster accord.Mugabe established a radical land redistribution program, allowing war veterans to take back their stolen lands, including by force. This included Ian Smith’s acres.Tony Blair and George W. Bush imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe starting in 2002 as an act of war against the population. These sanctions slashed fuel and food subsidies with the aim of turning the masses against Mugabe by making him the scapegoat for any economic hardships imposed by imperialism.When Mugabe was re-elected as president during his 37-year tenure, both Blair and Bush declared the elections undemocratic, while attempting to prop up their puppet candidate. When a devastating drought hit Zimbabwe and other parts of southern Africa very hard in 2003, the imperialists blamed Mugabe for it.The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, the largest workers union, says the country’s unemployment rate is now at 90 percent. The country has also been severely impacted by the AIDS crisis, along with losing a major trading partner when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.Today, Zimbabwe’s foreign debt is more than $7 billion, more than half of its gross domestic product. According to a July 7 Reuters report, “The suggested reforms include slashing public sector wages, now at more than 90 percent of the national budget, reducing farm subsidies, improving transparency in the mining sector and reaching an agreement on the compensation of white farmers.”An attack on Mugabe is an attack on ZimbabweWhy have U.S. and British imperialism hated Mugabe since he became the first democratically elected president of Zimbabwe? Why are they glad he was forced to resign?Mugabe is a bourgeois nationalist, not a socialist. There are two fundamental reasons why the imperialists hate him so much. Number one is that Mugabe is a former leader of a national liberation movement that helped to bring an end to a racist, apartheid-like regime.Number two is that he backed the war veterans taking back their land from the white colonizers and was unapologetic about doing so. With all his political contradictions, Mugabe was willing to stand up against U.S. and British imperialists.It is this defiance against imperialism, which seeks to break all bonds of international proletarian solidarity, especially with the most oppressed, that our party has done everything it can to defend. That means defending Zimbabwe’s leadership against imperialist intervention both economically and politically.Like any country, Zimbabwe has a right to develop its economic infrastructure to meet the needs of the people, and not to have its economy chained to foreign debt to the banks that it can never pay in 10 lifetimes.With all its millions of acres of arable lands, Zimbabwe has the capacity to feed its population if it weren’t forced to export food to pay off the interest on its foreign debt. Cancel the debt!No matter what happens in Zimbabwe going forth, we know that U.S. and British imperialism will not stop their intervention into the internal affairs of Zimbabwe. They have made that abundantly clear by saying that “fair and democratic” elections have to take place when they say so.The biggest threat to the African continent today is the U.S. Africa Command, more commonly known as AFRICOM, created by the Pentagon under the guise of fighting so-called terrorism. AFRICOM is based in at least 38 African countries. Three of its bases are in Zambia, South Africa and Botswana, countries that border Zimbabwe.AFRICOM does not exist to protect the sovereignty of the African peoples, but to protect the interests of the monopolies by repressing any kind of mass resistance to its brutal occupation, no matter the ideology of the leadership to that resistance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this