New centrist party monopolizes French parliament

first_imgThe new centrist and neoliberal party, la République en Marche (LREM), is only 14 months old, but it was still able to field candidates in all of France’s 577 election districts for the National Assembly and win a solid majority of 308 seats on June 18. Another center-right party and a solid ally of LREM won 42 seats.This LREM majority is going to let the new president, Emmanuel Macron, elected earlier this spring, push through two major projects: thoroughly revising France’s labor law to make it easier to fire workers and harder for workers to organize and protect the rights they have won in the past.Macron says he will give the cops permanent authority they now have under France’s state of emergency laws — to impose house arrests and to search homes, offices, phones and computers without a judge’s order. The large West and North African and Arab communities in France are particular targets of these measures.Two-thirds of French workers, according to Le Monde, abstained from voting in parliamentary elections — and not because they assumed LREM would win and represent their interests. Two workers’ parties — the French Communist Party (PCF) and France Unbowed (FI) — did better than expected.Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of FI, spoke June 18 in Marseille where he was elected to the National Assembly. He characterized the abstentions as a “civic general strike” and proclaimed that the struggle was not over.Historically, French workers have not relied on elections but taken their protests to the streets with mass marches and general strikes. Sometimes the workers win; sometimes they lose. But the French bourgeoisie usually know they have been in a serious struggle.Only two of the 577 candidates LREM fielded were workers, according to Le Monde, which carefully examined all of their profiles. Even though over half LREM’s candidates were women and a surprising number were from France’s Arab and African communities, most were executives, small business owners, professionals and intellectuals, graduates of France’s top schools. Half of LREM candidates were under 47, again unusual in France. (June 8)The French Socialist Party held 280 seats in 2012, but won only 30 in this election. Even though it has been a major French party since World War II, the Socialist’s future is shaky.The French neofascist party, the National Front, which came in second in the presidential race with a third of the votes, only managed to win eight seats, though early projections estimated it would win 50.Only 25 percent of the representatives in the National Assembly before this election managed to hold onto their seats. The French political scene has been thoroughly disrupted. Despite this, the basic role of the French state –- to suppress French workers and promote French imperialism – hasn’t changed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Eviction Actions Halted Amid Coronavirus Emergency

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago As more and more people are isolated to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Miami and San Jose, California have temporarily stopped all evictions, while other cities are considering doing the same. New York State halted evictions on Sunday, and in a memo, New York Judge Lawrence Malks specified that courts other than the Supreme Court will remain open for civil matters, for “essential applications as the courts allow.”North Carolina has stopped eviction and foreclosure hearings for the next 30 days, and in California, the San Jose City Council approved a proposal preventing evictions amid the coronavirus emergency while San Francisco officials are putting forward similar legislation.“We must avoid the creation of a greater public health emergency that would result from subjecting thousands more families to homelessness, and we must protect our residents from the fear of potential eviction resulting from economic dislocation,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said when proposing the city’s temporary moratorium on evictions.In other cities, mayors have declared states of emergency that bar evictions from moving forward, including Miami-Dade County, Florida and Baltimore. In Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh stated he had asked the Massachusetts court system “to offer leniency to those facing non-essential evictions” as consumer advocates called for a ban on the practice during the infectious disease pandemic.Denver, Seattle, Portland, and San Antonio have all announced a suspension in evictions during the outbreak, The Hill reports. Most orders have a 30-day limit as of now, CNN noted, but San Antonio’s suspension says it will continue “until further notice” and Boston’s is set in place to continue for 90 days, with reviews every 30 days.In Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan  said a moratorium would be placed on residential evictions last week.“We have entered an unprecedented era for our City,” she said in a statement. “Too many families are already struggling, and COVID-19 virus has disproportionately affected the communities who can least afford it.” March 17, 2020 2,592 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Eviction Foreclosure The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Eviction Actions Halted Amid Coronavirus Emergency The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Eviction Foreclosure 2020-03-17 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Eviction Actions Halted Amid Coronavirus Emergency Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Legal Challenges: Education is Key Next: Fed Official: More Monetary Policies Available in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Utah State holds off Wyoming 26-21

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love passed for 282 yards and two touchdowns and the Utah State defense forced a late turnover to hold off Wyoming for a 26-21 win on Saturday.The Aggies (6-4, 5-1 Mountain West) scored 12 straight points on Dominik Eberle’s four field goals to lead 26-14 early in the fourth quarter. Tyler Vander Waal’s 5-yard keeper for Wyoming cut the deficit to 26-21 with 6:52 left in the game.The Cowboys (6-4, 3-3) entered Utah State territory on their final drive, but Vander Wall rolled right on a second-and-5 from the Utah State 39 and Eric Munoz intercepted his pass in the middle of the field with 58 seconds left.Siaosi Mariner caught four passes for 123 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown that tied it at 7 early in the second quarter. Love completed 18 of 29 passes and threw two interceptions, one that was returned by Logan Wilson for a touchdown to open the scoring.Xazavian Valladay ran 25 times for 114 yards for Wyoming.Utah State hosts No. 19 Boise State next Saturday for a chance to tie the Broncos for first place in the Mountain Division. Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Football Written by November 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State holds off Wyoming 26-21last_img read more


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NAFCU’s Long quoted in WSJ and Barron’s on employment

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long was featured in several news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, with his take on October’s positive job numbers Friday.In October, employment increased by 271,000 and the unemployment rate fell to 5 percent despite 313,000 workers joining the labor force.In Long’s comments on this month’s job numbers, which are summarized in a NAFCU Macro Data Flash, he emphasized that observers are now expecting the Federal Open Market Committee to raise interest rates in December.HousingWire quoted Long saying: “As disappointing as last month’s jobs report was, this one more than makes up for it. Job gains surged past analysts’ expectations … Barring catastrophe, everything looks set for the Fed to raise rates in December.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Kimble works exclusively with 2nd-team offense in Day 4 of training camp; Wilson, Long split time with 3rd

first_img Related Stories Syracuse’s effort disappoints Shafer in Day 3 of training camp On the first day of training camp, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer expressed the importance of finding a backup quarterback. He listed sophomores Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson and freshman A.J. Long as options. He also discussed freshman Alin Edouard — who has yet to join the team due to a family matter.During the open part of practice Tuesday, when the offense ran plays against a phantom defense, Kimble led the second team while Wilson and Long split time with the third. No passes were thrown downfield by any of the quarterbacks, including incumbent starter Terrel Hunt, with the offense working on a handful of screens and zone reads.When asked about the backup quarterback race Saturday, second-year quarterbacks coach Tim Lester smiled and said it “should be good.” A year ago he was being snowballed with questions regarding Hunt and Drew Allen, who were locked in a competition that wasn’t resolved until the third game of the season.Now the focus has shifted to a group of players with even less collegiate experience, and Lester likes his options.“The two redshirt guys, Mitch and Austin, they’re coming through a second time so everything is not new to them anymore,” Lester said in a video posted on “They’re a lot more relaxed, they’ve had the offseason and the spring and summer to work on their technique and really get comfortable and I really saw those guys come on late last year.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLester also got the chance to work with Long in spring practice after the freshman enrolled in January. He said Long has shown the ability to make a play out of nothing, likening him to Hunt, and added that that is “a great habit to have.” Lester has yet to work with Edouard.Just like he did last year to separate Hunt and Allen, Lester is charting every pass in practice and crunching the numbers — even if the eventual “winner” won’t jog out against Villanova on August 29.Said Lester: “They’ve all shown signs, it’s just a matter of who can do it on the field.” Comments Published on August 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jessecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Federer ends Djokovic’s three-year winning streak at ATP World Tour Finals

first_imgRoger Federer produced some of his best tennis as he beat world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to secure a place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 in London.The world number three took full advantage of a slightly off-colour performance from Djokovic to book his place in the last four of the tournament with a game to spare.Federer still has to play Kei Nishikori, who bounced back from his opening loss to Djokovic with victory over Tomas Berdych earlier in the day. Djokovic, meanwhile, will take on Berdych needing to win in straight sets to guarantee his place in the semi-finals.A battling start saw the world number three forced to save a break point in his opening service game before he found his rhythm and settled into the match.There were no further break point opportunities on either side for much of the opening set, which looked sure to be decided on a tie-break until Federer broke through in the 12th game.A forehand wide across court from Djokovic gifted Federer his first break point of the match and although he squandered the chance by netting a forehand, the world number one did not escape the second as Federer produced a delicate backhand half volley winner that spun back towards the net and away from Djokovic as soon as it touched the court. Federer looked poised to run away with the match, reeling off 17 of 22 points on his way to an early break in the second set.The curiously out-of-sorts Djokovic did prove to have a little fight left in him as he broke back immediately. But it was not enough to deter the single-minded Federer, who broke again in the sixth game before going on to wrap up the win at the second attempt whn Djokovic went wide with an inside out forehand across court, challenged in vein by the Serb.Djokovic, champion for the last three years at the O2 Arena showpiece, had not been beaten indoors since 2012, a winning streak of 38 matches.”He tactically played well,” Djokovic said of Federer. “Undoubtedly, he was the better player on the court. But I think I also allowed him to play and penetrate through the ball and dictate the tempo from the baseline.”I didn’t have this follow-through on my shots, no depth honestly, many mistakes. Basically if you play this way against Roger, you have no chance.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Cheptegei goes for the double

first_img1962 Perth114611  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight 2006 Melbourne201315 2010 Delhi200218  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg)  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg)  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres Total1315214918  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles Uganda medals Commonwealth games  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight 1970 Edinburgh33179 RELATED STORY 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase MedalNameGamesSportEvent FILE PHOTO: Cheptegei wins the 5000m on Sunday. He could make it a double gold today.center_img  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight Tweets about #GC2018 uganda  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight 2014 Glasgow104518 1994 Victoria002224 1958 Cardiff010117  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight 1974 Christchurch243910  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Joshua Cheptegei is set to emulate Moses Kipsiro’s Commonwealth Games double winning feat when he competes in the 10,000m final on Friday.Cheptegei is a firm favourite to add the 10,000m title to the 5000m gold he won last week that will see him equal Moses Kipsiro’s double achievement at the 2010 Commonwealth games in India.Kipsiro, the most successful Ugandan track and field athlete with three gold medals, won both the 5,000m and 10,000m in Delhi, before adding the 10,000m final at the 2014 Games.Cheptegei (26:49.94), one of only two athletes at this final who have ever run sub-27 minute times, will be the man to beat following his dominance of last Sunday’s 5000m final.It is however the first time he is going for the double, and lying in wait for any mistake will be Kenyans Josphat Bett Kipkoech (26:48.99),  Glasgow 2014 steeplechase gold medallist Jonathan Ndiku (Kenya) and World Under 20 champion Rodgers Kwemoi (Kenya).Also in the race is Mohammed Ahmed (Canada) who came second in the 5000m final but has experience of running in two finals at the last Olympics.Team tactics will be key, with the Kenyans traditionally running such races with a planned role for each of their athletes.  In the 5000m final, Cheptegei kept behind the leaders and only charged in the final four laps, but with three Kenyans in this, staying in the lead pack will be key.Cheptegei, 21, has been in formidable form since winning 10,000m silver at the World Championships last year.  In the past 6 months, he has run the  world’s second fastest 15k race ever at the Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in November and dominated all the cross-country races he participated in this year.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games 1982 Brisbane030318  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight 1990 Auckland202411  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight Share on: WhatsApp   10,000m final 2pm: Cheptegei | Toroitich | Kiplimo ??  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles 1966 Kingston001119 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 2002 Manchester020230last_img read more

England’s Emily Taylor wins Irish championship

first_img28 May 2012 England’s Emily Taylor wins Irish championship England girl international Emily Taylor won the Irish women’s open stroke play championship by three shots in testing winds at The Island, near Dublin. The 17-year-old from Royal Lytham and St Annes (image © Leaderboard Photography) defied winds gusting up to 35mph on the first day to post the low score of the tournament with a two-under 72 in the second round. Her score, combined with her opening 85, put her within one shot of the lead held by Ireland’s Gillian O’Leary. In the third and final round Emily moved ahead to secure the win, shooting 76 in blustery conditions, with  birdies on eight, ten, and 15 before she holed from 12ft on the last. The field included Irish Curtis Cup player Leona Maguire, who was unable to break 80 throughout the tournament and finished in a share of 10th place with scores of 82 83 80. Her twin, Lisa, a Curtis Cup reserve, was fourth. Already this season Emily has finished fifth in the English women’s amateur championship and helped England win the Vilmorin Cup at the French Lady Junior Championship. She is a past winner of the Scottish U16 open stroke play title.   Leading final scores Par 222 (3 x 74) CSS 80 79 77 233 Emily Taylor (ENG) 85 72 76 236 Mary Dowling (New Ross) 81 79 76 Gillian O’Leary (Cork) 79 77 80 238 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 81 79 78 239 Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) 83 75 81last_img read more