Huelga de AmFELS: Workers, organizers strike for union at AmFELS, employees vote against it

first_img RelatedGRANTED: After repeated public, city opposition, Cameron County Commissioners grant Annova LNG tax abatementBy Gaige Davila    Cameron County Commissioners voted to grant Houston-based Annova LNG,a liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility planned for development in the Port of Brownsville area, a ten-year tax abatement, despite opposition from citizens and municipalities of the Laguna Madre area, during their Oct. 1 meeting. A…October 4, 2019In “News”WEB EXCLUSIVE: Seven in hospital over gas leakPRESS Staff Report The Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS is receiving reports that at least seven men employed with Keppel AmFELS have been rushed to a hospital following a gas leak. According to county officials, the leak occurred on an oil rig near the Port of Brownsville, where Brownsville firefighters reportedly…April 26, 2012In “News”Keppel AmFELS lands contractSpecial to the PRESS Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Mexico’s Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) to build a repeat jackup rig worth US $205 million. Slated for delivery in the first quarter of…April 2, 2012In “News” On Wednesday, Keppel AmFELS workers voted against establishing a union at the shipyard facility. Out of 793 workers, 247 expressed interest in a union during five months of organizing by the Southwest Pipe Trades Association (SWPTA), a union under the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA). In total, 740 voted, with 594 employees voting “no,” and 146 voting “yes.”To establish a union, a “yes” vote would need 50 percent of the vote, plus one.The vote was held onsite, where agents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) conducted the voting from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the decision announced shortly after.Jason Medina, an organizer with SWPTA, said their next step was to file complaints with the NLRB for election tampering and unfair working conditions, saying there was evidence for both. Medina was told Keppel AmFELS had all of their employees vote, with those neutral to having a union likely intimidated into voting “no.”This past Monday, Keppel AmFELS employees and (SWPTA) members protested in front of Keppel AmFELS’ entrance at the Port of Brownsville, at 5 a.m., holding signs, waving flashlights, and speaking through megaphones at cars driving into the front gates. This group has been protesting multiple times outside of the KeppelAmFELS gates for the past five months, advocating for better working conditions and wages at the shipyard.Inside Keppel AmFELS gates were employees with their own signs, advocating against establishing a union. Music blasted loudly through speakers in a car parked just beyond the gates, in an attempt to drown out the pro-union protesters’ megaphones.A Keppel AmFELS employee shows their “No Union” sign beyond the gates of Keppel AmFELS. Photo by Gaige Davila.The tactic was deployed around a week before Monday’s protest, Chad Tomlin, lead organizerfor SWPTA, said. Tomlin was asked by some Keppel AmFELS workers to help organize pro-union protests.For five months, SWPTA started protesting every other week up until the last two weeks, where they’ve been protesting outside every day. Tomlin said employees have reached out to him since the protests began, who’ve told him Keppel AmFELS administration instructed them to counter protest each time SWTPA organizers protest.“(Keppel AmFELS) has 800 employees: there’s not a tenth of them doing this (counter) demonstration. This is a small portion,” Tomlin said. ‘’A lot of them are scared, they don’t want to talk (to us).” Tomlin said employees have told him that Keppel AmFELS leadership has threatened to fire anyone who takes pamphlets from SWTPA organizers.A few days before the Monday protest, a Keppel AmFELS employee spoke with Tomlin off-site, afraid he would be seen with Tomlin and SWPTA organizers, and told Tomlin that Keppel AmFELS would fire anyone who voted “yes” to a union. Keppel Corporation, Keppel AmFELS’ parent company, has a union in their Singapore facilities.Keppel AmFELS is currently paying $20-$24 an hour in wages, up from $15-$18 from five months ago, after pressure from SWTPA.“If (Keppel AmFELS) can come up that much in wages, that quick, that tells you they can probably pay even $30 (an hour).”Five months ago employees were taking lunch breaks outside in sweltering heat, and only recently received air-conditioned trailers to take breaks in, after pressure from SWTPA.Ruben Cortez, a board member of the Texas State Board of Education, who is currently running for State Senator for District 27, attended the morning protest in front of Keppel AmFELS.“It’s not surprising when you see what’s going on in corporate America,” Cortez said. “Corporations talk about how the economy is going so well, but really who’s it going well for? They forget about the everyday working men and women.”He continued, “This is the beginning of something huge, especially when we get these LNG (plants) in here: we already have organized labor, all it’s going to do is help them get better working conditions and fair wage for an honest day’s work, healthcare, all the safety conditions.”A pro-union protester holds a sign towards the Keppel AmFELS shipyard facility. Photo by Gaige Davila.SWPTA has attempted to contact State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., District 27, multiple times since they began organizing, even attending his “Super Pachanga,” a festival Sen. Lucio threw to announce his reelection campaign, to meet with him and discuss their cause, but have not been successful. Sen. Lucio did not respond to the PRESS’ request for comment.Hugo Rubalcava, an electrician who works at Keppel AmFELS through an unnamed agency, protested against the union and SWTPA on Monday, saying he did not want to pay union fees or risk being out of work due to contract renegotiation.“They want to bring better wages and benefits, but they don’t know the consequences,” Rubalcava said.“Nobody here wants to pay them for something that we don’t need to be paying. They’re promising we’re going to get a better salary, better wages, better benefits, but they’re just promising: there’s no contract saying how much we’re going to be getting paid.”Rubalcava continued, “If they win, (Keppel AmFELS) has to make arrangements, we’re going to be out seven weeks without pay, because they need to get on the contracts on who’s going to be getting paid how much, and we don’t want to be out seven weeks without getting paid. It’s so complicated, and we don’t need it.”Rubalcava is not worried of employer retaliation, and says he and the other employees protesting are there voluntarily, and that Keppel AmFELS is not instructing them to counter protest or paying them to do so. “We’re doing this for our own good,” he said.Union fees, or “dues,” would be around $30 a month. Tomlin said SWTPA has to wait a year before coming back to protest, according to NLRB regulation. saying he wouldn’t stop coming back to organize until conditions improved at Keppel AmFELS. Keppel AmFELS did not respond to the PRESS’ request for comment.Medina said though he was disappointed with the vote’s outcome, he was glad that Keppel AmFELS employees had received some benefits since the organizing began.“I hope the company keeps them,” Medina said. “We sparked a change.” By GAIGE DAVILAPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comSWTPA protesters in front of the entrance of Keppel AmFELS are seen protesting for a union at the shipyard facility on September 16. Photo by Gaige Davila.Keppel AmFELS employees are seen protesting against a union in front of the entrance of Keppel AmFELS. Photo by Gaige Davila.center_img Sharelast_img read more

High School Football Week Two Scoreboard and Standings: Greater Cleveland Conference

first_imgHere are the week two results from the Greater Cleveland Conference along with the updated standings.Brunswick 49 North Royalton 0Elyria 7 Bedford 6Mentor 38 St.Ignatius 31Euclid 63 Canisus 35Strongsville 35 Hudson 28Solon 46 Twinsburg 6Benedictine 35 Shaker Heights 6Medina 31 Highland 0StandingsBrunswick 2-0 (0-0)Mentor 2-0 (0-0)Euclid 2-0 (0-0)Strongsville 2-0 (0-0)Solon 2-0 (0-0)Medina 2-0 (0-0)Shaker Heights 1-1 (0-0)Elyria 1-1 (0-0) Related TopicsGreater Cleveland Conference Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Nikiski Man Arrested In Anchorage, Faces Sexual Abuse And Attempted Murder Charges

first_imgAccording to troopers, the Anchorage Bureau of Investigation made contact with Napoka on April 1 at a residence in Anchorage and arrested him for:Indecent Exposure ISexual Abuse of a Minor I (x 2)Sexual Abuse of a Minor II (x 2)Sexual Abuse of a Minor III (x 2)Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor IIVehicle Theft I (x 2)Criminal Mischief III (x 2)Attempted Murder IIAttempted Assault I (x 2)Attempted Assault II (x 2)Assault III (x 2)Reckless EndangermentReckless Driving Early in the morning on March 3, Napoka stole a Subaru Legacy and drove to Girdwood, turned around, and began driving back southbound on the Seward Highway. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Soldotna Major Crimes Unit, on March 1, began an investigation into George Napoka, age 19 of Nikiski, for sexual abuse of multiple minors. At approximately 8:51 a.m., Napoka intentionally drove into an oncoming semi-truck pulling a trailer at mile 52 of the Seward Highway to attempt to commit suicide, according to the online trooper dispatch.  According to troopers, Napoka crossed the center line of the highway and collided with a semi-truck.  He was then flown by LifeMed to Anchorage with serious injuries, but was later released from the hospital. Napoka is being held at Anchorage Correctional Complex without bail.  Anchorage Service Unit and Bethel AST also assisted in the investigation.last_img read more

Report: Sunderland 2-1 Bristol Academy

first_imgBristol took the lead in the tenth minute when Rachel Furness’s short pass gifted possession to Angharad James, who scored her team’s first goal of the season from just over 20 yards.Both Beth Mead, who had earlier hit wide and was tackled eight yards from goal by Lauren Dykes, and Victoria Williams went close to levelling on the cusp of half-time. But in the first minute of the second half Brooke Chaplen did draw parity for Sunderland with a shot through a crowded box that Bristol’s keeper Mary Earps couldn’t get a strong enough hand to.On 71 minutes Furness atoned for her earlier mistake to give the hosts the lead by heading Victoria Greenwell’s free-kick into the net, profiting from poor marking in the Bristol box.Mead was denied twice by Earps in the final ten minutes before Hayley Ladd applied too much power to her 93rd minute chance for the visitors.last_img read more

Vikings’ Henderson brothers try to rescind high school donation

first_imgAll Activity Posted November 19, 2011 0 Posted November 19, 2011 175 Posted November 19, 2011 Link to post Maybe they should have donated more lol Share this post “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot Moderators RedSox44 TBGKon Share on other sites 6,156 987 half horse, half mountain lion, half grizzly bear (formerly, briefly CherryMX) CDixonDesign 0 CDixonDesign Banned Members Location:Metro Detroit 0 Share on other sites Wow! The title of the thread and what OP said is really similar to what’s in the actual article! Context is fun! 4,212 Posted November 19, 2011 Share on other sites Cosmic Link to post Location:Worcester MA BigDmo Share on other sites Sports Logos seemed the best place to post this, even though it’s really about a scoreboard. Anyway, the Vikings’ Henderson brothers want their $20K donation back from their former high school, because the school won’t put their family name on the scoreboard it would help to refurbish.Wow. Just…wow. Charity is supposed to be about giving unselfishly, with no strings attached. To try to rescind their donation because they won’t get their desired recognition, is just deplorable. 0 Share this post Hontas Posted November 19, 2011 Snark Messier PurpleRush Link to post Members 9,904 RedSox44 Owner @CDOriginals 0 Share this post 9,904 Posted November 19, 2011 4,212 I can understand the School Board’s decision to not to give the money back to the Hendersons, however, I am puzzled at their decision to not name the field after a former football team captain who died in Iraq. Favourite Logos:Hartford WhalersOttawa Senators =O= Chicago BlackhawksMontreal ExposLake Elsinore Storm Posted November 19, 2011 Go To Topic Listing Followers 0 Location:Charlotte, NC 0 Share on other sites BryanSmalls 4,016 posts Share on other sites Link to post 6 75 12,100 posts Cujo 2,715 posts Share this post 0 Share on other sites 0 Share on other sites BryanSmalls 4,212 Milo Meningocele 31,105 posts Share on other sites 68 Posted November 19, 2011 0 SportsLogos.Net Claystation360 Wow. How selfish can these guys possibly be? the Hendersons. 1,979 posts Share this post Members Location:Minnesota State University, Mankato I could understand the Henderson’s being upset, but to go so far to take the money back? What the hell is wrong with the Vikings organization that it attracts so many self-centered douchebags (Moss, Favre, whoever was on that “carnival cruise” a few years back).You left out Brad Childress, that owner who won’t front for a new stadium, and the player who was busted using the ‘Wizinator’.Whizzinator Man takes the cake Share on other sites Milo Meningocele 2,517 Members 27 0 Share this post I know a port-a-potty that needs a name outside of the field. Share on other sites Share this post Link to post TBGKon 12,353 posts 987 0 6 423 Share this post Posted November 19, 2011 4,212 Favourite Logos:Blue Jays original,Arkansas Razorbacks,Minnesota T-wolves original,and Pat Patriot Posted November 19, 2011 Followers 0 Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays 2012 – Quebec NordiquesMinnesota North StarsHartford WhalersNew York MetsBoston Bruins (all except 1995-2007)New Detroit Lions Sports Logo News All Activity Members 394 posts What a douchebag situation. I agree, true selfishness. The point of genuine charity is to be anonymous…wow… 4,212 Share on other sites pittfan11 hockey week Members Location:Charlotte, NC Posted November 19, 2011 3,643 posts 0 0 PurpleRush 75 6,671 posts Sign in to follow this   685 posts Forums Home Share this post Share on other sites 28,545 posts 9,904 Share on other sites pittfan11 Link to post illwauk 175 aci 234 Link to post 6,156 Flamewagoning Members Members I could understand the Henderson’s being upset, but to go so far to take the money back? What the hell is wrong with the Vikings organization that it attracts so many self-centered douchebags (Moss, Favre, whoever was on that “carnival cruise” a few years back).You left out Brad Childress, that owner who won’t front for a new stadium, and the player who was busted using the ‘Wizinator’.Whizzinator Man takes the cakeGo Ducks! Location:Fairfax, VA Share on other sites 326 4,212 Members 2,517 Share on other sites 0 2 659 By Milo Meningocele, November 19, 2011 in Sports Logo News Forums Home 987 Share this post 659 Shameful. Members Next dfwabel 175 31,030 posts Bad, bad, bad. Sports Logos Share this post aci Share this post 175 6,156 68 1,293 posts Next Link to post Location:Champaign, IL Members Share this post hockey week Share on other sites Link to post Cujo 0 Posted November 19, 2011 Share this post Link to post 68 Members 4,155 Share this post Posted November 19, 2011 They (school district) will money from and credit a corporate sponsor, but not a family. Coca-Cola is already on the old scoreboard. The family should get their money back. Link to post Vikings’ Henderson brothers try to rescind high school donation Favourite Logos:FSU Spear, Prowling Jaguar, Bucco Bruce, Swashbuckler, Current Jaguar, FSU state logo, Oiler’s Rig, Michigan’s Wing Helmet, Cubs, OG Hornets, Apple, Oiler’s icons, Pontiac, Whalers, JaExpos, Seattle Pilots, Pentastar logo, DMC, FedEx, The Peacock, NExT, This topic is now closed to further replies. I dunno… I think I actually side with the players on this one. It’s not like they’re trying to get back money from a homeless shelter or an AIDS in Africa charity– nobody’s going to die or go through any unnecessary pain without this money. I didn’t feel very strongly about it until I saw the Coke ad on the current scoreboard. I’m assuming that someone was telling them what they wanted to hear about this money getting them their name on the scoreboard; hopefully, they didn’t just give the money randomly and then start making demands. If the school board can’t even stomach putting a small “Henderson Scoreboard” sign up, then I really don’t think they are staring current funding realities in the face. Mid-post edit: I found this article which goes into a little more detail. The school will pursue corporate sponsors without the brothers’ money. Great, so since you couldn’t take some alumni money from people who just wanted to see their name up on the scoreboard, now you’re going to take money from businesses who are trying to sell something to your students? The article I linked to also had this gem:”I’m not comfortable, in essence, selling the naming rights,” [board member]Frisch said, adding he believes the family should make the donation without having the field named after them.I’ll bet he does! Cujo Share this post Link to post Posted November 19, 2011 326 Share on other sites Link to post 31,030 posts 175 Page 1 of 2   People are horrible. dfwabel 175 423 Share this post Share this post Link to post Members 0 Prev Hontas 17,646 posts Location:Tampa Bay 6,188 posts Share this post 42 6,671 posts Posted November 19, 2011 Cujo 0 I could understand the Henderson’s being upset, but to go so far to take the money back? What the hell is wrong with the Vikings organization that it attracts so many self-centered douchebags (Moss, Favre, whoever was on that “carnival cruise” a few years back). 6 Location:Buffalo, NY I could understand the Henderson’s being upset, but to go so far to take the money back? What the hell is wrong with the Vikings organization that it attracts so many self-centered douchebags (Moss, Favre, whoever was on that “carnival cruise” a few years back).You left out Brad Childress, that owner who won’t front for a new stadium, and the player who was busted using the ‘Wizinator’. CS85 Cosmic Location:Ontario They (school district) will money from and credit a corporate sponsor, but not a family. Coca-Cola is already on the old scoreboard. The family should get their money back.This is the one point in the Hendersons’ favor, but still, to try take the money back is outrageous 0 Members Link to post Link to post Page 1 of 2   Members Recommended Posts Location:Portland, ME, USA Link to post 27 I really think the difference here is that the Henderson’s would have more of a case had they put the full 50k up front. Also, coming from someone who works in HS sports, having a name like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonalds, on a scoreboard from the 80’s or 90’s is practically the norm, so callig that a huge corporate sponsorship is almost misleading…In the end, I think for 20k, the school should wash themselves clean of the controversy, give the money back, and raise it independently. Even a decent Athletic Booster Club can raise 20k in a summer if they work hard… Location:Denver, Colo. Posted November 19, 2011 0 Location:Charlotte, NC 0 Sign in to follow this   1 BigDmo CS85 Tealpocalypse 75 Link to post illwauk 326 42 Looks like the Henderson Bros. aren’t the only ones coming out of the publicity deserving to be criticized. Looks like the board needs to clarify and change a few policies as well… Location:Eugene, Oregon Link to post 0 sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ Posted November 19, 2011 SportsLogos.Net 4,155 2 0 Share this post Share on other sites 175 Location:Wisco Sports Logos 12,186 posts Members 234 0 6,045 posts 27 CDixonDesign CDixonDesign 4,155 Share on other sites 234 42 I can understand the School Board’s decision to not to give the money back to the Hendersons, however, I am puzzled at their decision to not name the field after a former football team captain who died in Iraq.In a related article, there was mention of “a vague school policy on naming rights of athletic facilities” where a prior board rejected naming the field after the former captain that died in Iraq. 6,671 posts Posted November 19, 2011 Vikings’ Henderson brothers try to rescind high school donation Posted November 19, 2011 CDixonDesign 175 659 2,517 Location:Denver, Colo. 1 Claystation360 Prev 175 Members 423 CDixonDesign Sports Logo News Location:Jacksonville, FL Posted November 19, 2011 Members Link to post sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ Vikings’ Henderson brothers try to rescind high school donationlast_img read more

An offer for Nedelev arrived, he firmly left Botev

first_imgSofia media: An offer for Nedelev has arrived, he is firmly leaving Botev© Plovdiv24.bgBotev (Plovdiv) star Todor Nedelev will leave the club after the end of the season. The national team has already chosen which team to continue its career and this is the Turkish elite club Trabzonspor.The offer from the leader in the Super League is in the offices of the “Canaries” in Komatevo and has quite good parameters that satisfy the club and the player, claims Blitz. Todor Nedelev will still wait a little longer before signing the preliminary contract to see if another lucrative offer will arrive. However, he is adamant in his intention to leave Plovdiv after the end of the already on several times he quoted media reports from our southern neighbor, according to which from Trabzonspor are the most insistent in their intention to attract Botev’s star.There is still no official confirmation from PFC Botev of the news of the colleagues from Blitz that the offer from Turkey is already in the offices of the club.More on the topic:total news on the topic: 649PredictLevski05.06LudogoretsOther type of forecast:–select forecast–1X12X2under 2.5under 3.5over 2.5over 3.5over 4.5goal / goalPP 1pp XPP 2p.p.1 / k.r.1p.p.1 / k.r.Xp.p.1 / k.r.2p.p.X / k.r.1p.p.X / k.r.Xпп.п.X / к.р.2p.p.2 / k.r.1p.p.2 / k.r.Xпп.2 / к.р.2below 0.5under 1.5over 1.5host under 0.5host under 1.5host over 1.5host over 0.5guest over 1.5guest under 1.5guest under 0.5guest over 0.5draw no betdraw no bet (guest)Open the match,see counterlast_img read more

“He’s on his way to Tottenham” – Belief Bundesliga defender will…

first_imgTurkish journalist Mehmet Demirkol has claimed Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on signing Schalke 04’s defender Ozan Kabak. Speaking at beIN Manşet, Demirkol said it’s unfair to criticise Besiktas’ youngsters after their poor display against Kayserispor this week and added they could go through the similar pattern that Kabak has had.Kabak was a regular despite making some mistakes in the matches he played in and was linked with a move to the Premier League during his time at Galatasaray.However, the Turkish international ended up at Stuttgart, before moving to Schalke last summer. then reported the player is closing on a move to José Mourinho’s side and added: “Besiktas youngsters could make some mistakes. That’s normal. They will grow up and become better players. Just look at Ozan Kabak.He was consistently giving away penalties when he was at Galatasaray. But now, he has developed into a great centre back. And I heard that he’s on his way to Tottenham this season.”With Jan Vertonghen on the verge of leaving Spurs, it’s likely Mourinho will be in the market for a central defender this summer and it seems the Kabak is being looked at as an option.Kabak made 28 appearances for David Wagner’s side this season, scoring three goals.His contract at Schalke will expire at the end of June Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

Washington Football Team: Fans hilariously mock Dan Snyder’s “lack of creativity”

first_img Washington Football Team memes galore WATCH US LIVE And, neither is Kevin Durant 1 month ago NFL facing unending series of questions, uncertain answers LIVE TV 1 month ago Swamp Monsters? Red Tails? Gridlock? What might NFL call DC? FOLLOW US 1 month ago Mayor: Newly named NFL team should play in DC WE RECOMMEND First Published: 24th July, 2020 10:52 IST Last Updated: 24th July, 2020 12:17 IST Washington Football Team: Fans Hilariously Mock Dan Snyder’s “lack Of Creativity” Washington’s NFL franchise will be officially called Washington Football Team until the hierarchy finalises a new nickname. Here’s how fans reacted. SUBSCRIBE TO US Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | Yankees Take DJ LeMahieu Off COVID IL, Set 30-man RosterAlso Read | Washington NFL Team’s Potential New Name Leaked? Reddit User Reveals MAJOR Clue(Image Credits: Washington Football Team Twitter Handle) Written By Washington’s NFL franchise has officially scrapped their controversial and racist “Redskins” nickname. With the 2020 season around the corner, the team’s hierarchy was running short of time to finalise a new name, a new logo and practically a new identity for the side. On Thursday, the team finally announced they would be going with “Washington Football Team” until they agree upon a new suitable name for the franchise. Fans were far from impressed with the organisation’s lack of creativity. In a statement issued by the team, Washington Football Team said the new name allows the team to move in a new direction without losing the traditional roots of the organisation. The new name, as said, will be used as a short-term solution, allowing the franchise to conduct an “in-depth branding process to properly include player, alumni, fan, community, and sponsor input.””Starting tomorrow and over the next 50 days, we will begin the process of retiring all Redskins branding from team properties whether it be FedExField, Redskins Park, other physical and digital spaces. We hope to complete this process in full by the team’s home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 13.” Also Read | Washington Owner Snyder Vows Culture Change Amid AllegationsWashington Football Team will continue using the burgundy and gold colour scheme for the upcoming season. However, the team has tweaked the uniform to feature the new name and remove all signs of the controversial “Redskins”. The Redskins logo on the helmet will be replaced by the player’s number in gold. The team will begin selling Washington Football Team merchandise in the coming days. With the team heading to the new season shrouded in uncertainty, the hierarchy barely had the time to finalise the entire rebranding process from scratch. As per reports, more than 1,000 names have been submitted by the fans. “Redtails”, “Redhawks”, “Warriors”, are just some of the names floating on the internet as potential new names for the team. Experts have argued the team didn’t need to go with a temporary name ahead of the season. However, the owners apparently thought a name was necessary and Washington Football Team is what they have settled on (for the time being at least).Also Read | Redskins Become Washington Football Team For 2020 SeasonSocial media reactions to ‘Washington Football Team’LeBron James not a big fan of the name change Dwayne Johnson, however, appreciates the effort COMMENTlast_img read more

Sparta Boss primed and ready for showdown with Gold is Money

first_imgCaptain of Sparta Boss Sheldon Shepherd said that his side is primed and ready for their semi-final encounter with traditional foe Gold is Money in the inaugural Rio Indoor Championship at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue on Saturday. Shepherd, who has been at the helm of the East La Penitence unit since its inception, said:“This is good game. Last time we played we won 4-3 so they will be coming hard at us. We are not taking them lightly, we take every game and every team very serious which is normal for us.”Sparta earned a coveted place in the final four round, after edging Beterverwagting [BV] 4-2 in extra time of their quarterfinal encounter. Their opponent, Gold is Money, squeaked past Leopold Street 3-2 to seal their position.Shepherd declared that the tournament is highly coveted amongst the community teams, adding, “This is the first time that street-ball is playing for one million dollars so everyone wants to win. They are four good teams left and everyone will come out for the win, everyone wants that title.”  He added that the team is unafraid of opposition once successful in the semi-final round, saying:“We know Bent Street, we are not pointing a finger at anyone. We will handle anyone who we will have to play once we make the final.” According to the organisers the semi-final matches are expected to humdingers given the quality of the sides that will be competing for a place in the grand finale.“The matches will simply build on the quality that was exhibited at the quarterfinal stage so the spectators will certainly be thrilled with the exciting play that will be on show,” the organisers stated in a release.“The four teams that remain are easily the best sides at the moment, with many of them having traditional rivalries which adds to the drama of the tournament. Sparta Boss, Gold is Money and Bent Street are national heavyweights in this arena while debutants Rio All-Stars have displayed their championship credentials and will be a forced to be reckoned with in the immediate future,” the release added. The second semi-final match will pit Bent Street against newcomer Rio All-Stars. The finals and 3rd place playoff will also be staged on the same date. Winner of the event will pocket $1,000,000 and the championship trophy, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will collect $400,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.last_img read more

2019 FIBA World Cup Break Global Record With 3 Billion TV Viewers

first_imgThe FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 achieved record-breaking results with a TV audience reach of over 3 billion and generated a further 1.5 billion video views on social media ensuring the flagship event secured more global coverage than ever before.An analysis of the World Cup, which with 32 participating teams was FIBA’s biggest yet, reflected in the record-breaking global engagement and the ever-increasing popularity of basketball globally.FIBA teamed up with over 70 broadcast partners to deliver coverage in 190 territories, resulting in a total cumulative average TV audience increase of over 80% compared to the last World Cup in 2014.The final alone had a total global reach of 160 million. In Spain, with a market share of 46% for the final, over 10 million tuned in while 6.2 million watched the full game, making it the country’s most successful basketball game ever.Chinese basketball fans were at the heart of the special atmosphere throughout the tournament, with the interest in the host nation resulting in the World Cup generating the two highest live ratings of the year on CCTV: China vs Poland with a total reach of 68 million, and China vs Korea with a total reach of 60 million.The most-watched games on Tencent were China vs Venezuela which generated 52 million live views and China vs Poland with 50 million people following live on Tencent.FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said: “The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 has been the World Cup of a new era and of new records. On the court, players set new standards and off the court we saw our largest ever audience reach on TV and social media.These record statistics are more than just numbers, they tell the human story of how globally-loved basketball is. They demonstrate that more fans than ever are watching and engaging in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which has evolved into a successful major sporting event.”Engagement on social media was equally as impressive with the #FIBAWC and #WorldGotGame hashtags reaching 22 billion impressions and 535 million engagements.FIBA enjoyed considerable growth on its social media channels, with the Weibo FIBA and FIBA World Cup accounts combined experiencing over 200% growth to over 10 million fans. FIBA and World Cup social media channels now have more than 24 million fans.The official FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 mobile app, presented by Tissot, was downloaded over two million times. Fans enjoyed a personalized experience, with the ability to follow favourite players and teams. The app also enabled fans to receive live statistics and watch video highlights of the most memorable moments. The app and the official website, available in 12 languages, had 146 million views throughout the World Cup combined.On-site attendance at the World Cup marked another positive for FIBA, with total attendance for the event reaching close to 800,000 (794,951). The highest attendance of the tournament was 18,000 (USA vs Japan and USA vs Turkey in Shanghai). A total of 2,422 accredited media from 81 countries attended the World Cup, playing a significant role in the global coverage of the tournament.Relatedlast_img read more