Miliband warns City of shake-up

first_img Ed Miliband warned that every chief executive in the UK should brace themselves as his party seeks a “fairer deal” for workers. The new Labour leader said that the UK was too dependent on the financial services industry and that the economy needed to be overhauled.“We were too exposed to financial services as an economy so the impact of the crash on the public finances was deeper on us than on others.“We need a plan for change. A plan to reform the banks, invest in the industries of the future and support the small businesses and entrepreneurs who can be the lifeblood of our economy,” he said.Miliband, speaking at Labour’s conference in Manchester, said he understood voters’ anger that: “Labour hadn’t stood up to the old ways in the City which said deregulation was the answer.”He said that it was wrong that a banker “earned more in a day than a care worker earned in a year”. Miliband said he would be pursuing a policy ensuring a “living wage” – higher than the current minimum wage – and urging wage restraint at the “top of society”.He also attacked Gordon Brown for boasting of an “end to boom and bust”.However, he also warned that he would have “no truck” with unions who acted irresponsibly. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Tuesday 28 September 2010 10:30 am John Dunne More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Miliband warns City of shake-up Sharelast_img read more

Pennsylvania betting handle passes $300m in November

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Pennsylvania betting handle passes $300m in November Email Address Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market saw handle grow beyond $300m for the first time in November, thanks to a soaring mobile contribution, while online casino benefitted from a leap in table games stakes. Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market saw handle grow beyond $300m for the first time in November, thanks to a soaring mobile contribution, while online casino benefitted from a leap in table games stakes.Amounts wagered on sports across all channels amounted to $316.5m for November, a 31.2% improvement on the prior month, according to the figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. This was driven by online betting, which accounted for $266.7m, or 84.3%, of the total. Retail’s contribution was also up month-on-month to $49.7m, though handle is growing at a slower rate than the state’s online market. From these stakes, operators generated revenue of $20.6m, though with operators doling out promotional credits worth $5.9m to players, the total taxable revenue for the month stood at $14.7m, down marginally from October. Looking at the performance of individual licensees, Valley Forge Casino, partnered with FanDuel, has raced far ahead of the competition, with stakes totalling $153.0m, up 29.6%. This was wagered almost entirely online, which accounted for $149.7m (97.9%) of the total. From these stakes, Valley Forge held $5.8m as taxable revenue after promotional credits, the highest total of any licensee. Coming in a distant second – in terms of amounts wagered at least – was Rivers Philadelphia, the property formerly known as SugarHouse Casino. Players wagered $41.3m through the property’s retail and mobile offerings.However, higher player winnings resulted in a month-on-month decline in revenue, which fell 41.3% to $1.6m. Parx Casino, despite total stakes of $30.5m giving it the fourth-largest handle, came in second in terms of total taxable revenue. Its $2.0m total after promotional credits set it ahead of the two Rush Street properties – Rivers Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Read the full story, including a breakdown of Pennsylvania’s online casino market, on iGB North America. Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Race Track and Racino Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Slots Table games Horse racing Casino & games 17th December 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: US Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgEngen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileEngen Botswana Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a petroleum company which markets and distributes fuel and lubricants through a network of retail outlets in Botswana. The company has a national footprint with approximately 1 500 service and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, including 600 filling stations which have an onsite convenience shop. The company also has interests in property management and letting. Engen Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Petroleum Investment Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) Q22017 Interim Report

first_imgChellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng)  2017 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Slot House / Feldman Architecture

first_img Arterra Landscape Architects ZFA Structural Engineers Year:  List Engineering ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950687/slot-house-feldman-architecture Clipboard Structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Adam Rouse+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Lea & Braze Engineering Lighting Design: David Wilds Patton Lighting Design Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950687/slot-house-feldman-architecture Clipboard Slot House / Feldman ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSlot House / Feldman Architecture Landscape Architect: Photographs:  Adam Rouse Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Architects: Feldman Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Landscape•Los Altos Hills, United States Manufacturers: AutoDesk, American Hydrotech, Sunpower, Capstone Cabinets, Design Synthesis, Exterior Plaster, Handcrafted Metals, Nest, Schuco, Trimble, Velux, Vermont Castings Architect In Charge:Feldman ArchitectureInterior Designer:Amber AuAmber Autumn & Connie WongCity:Los Altos HillsCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam RouseRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Drawn to the oak and chaparral landscape, our clients fell in love with the secluded Los Altos Hills and began envisioning their perfect family home, situated among colorful ridges and natural tranquility. The 180 degree cross canyon views of the Foothills Open Space Preserve to the west of the Slot House site served as inspiration for the design, orientation, and focus of the home: connecting the clients and their family as closely and intimately as possible with the breathtaking natural world that surrounded them. Save this picture!© Adam RouseSave this picture!© Adam RouseAn apt and educated modern architecture aficionado and a regular attendee of design focused home tours, the client collaborated with our firm to create an angular and modern structure, bringing bold minimalism into the rolling landscape of Los Altos Hills. The second client, an avid reader with cozier sensibilities, focused in on the interiors of the space, adding a deep and vibrant color palette to the furniture, walls, and materiality of the home, and allocating space for a private library. This collaboration between husband and wife created a beautiful tension stylistically, stark modern whites and straight lines complement warm details and intimate, personal spaces. Save this picture!© Adam RouseSave this picture!Elevation 1Save this picture!© Adam RouseUpon arrival, a sunken entry courtyard transitions visitors into the home, serving as an introduction to the unfolding of the house’s levels down the gradual slope of the site. At the base, the great room features 12 foot ceilings and 40 foot sliding glass doors, immersing the occupants in the landscape from sunrise to sunset. The hub of the home, the great room acts as a central point for cooking, socializing, and relaxing- seamlessly gliding into the patio and hot tub when its sliding doors are pushed open. Save this picture!© Adam RouseSave this picture!Level 1 PlanSave this picture!© Adam RouseThe “Slot”, slicing through a double height space within the home, provides vertical and horizontal connection, creates a unique distinction between public and private spaces, and welcomes natural light and blue skies into the structure’s core. The crisp lines of perpendicular windows frame glimpses of the surrounding greenery, leaving occupants feeling connected and oriented to their natural surroundings. The entire home playfully layers materials, artfully placed screens and slats offer depth, privacy, and shade. Save this picture!© Adam RouseTo help maintain a sense of privacy throughout the home, the designers focused on differentiating the lower entertaining space from the clients’ personal rooms. On the second level, three bedrooms and a cozy library sit above the open great room. Tucked back into the site are an office and media room, appealing to the client’s love of softly-lit, warm, snuggly spaces. The master suite lets the sweeping views and rolling hills speak for themselves, opening up onto a balcony and green roof scattered with colorful succulents.   Save this picture!© Adam RouseMuch of the landscape has been left to its natural state, however the close vicinity has been adorned with vegetation and flora that meld beautifully into the encompassing scenery– and California poppies add a personal touch. Minimal, comfortable, timeless, and modern, the Slot House is a culmination of the clients’ lifelong journey, as well as a symbol of their relationship’s symbiosis, which we were overjoyed to help them realize.Save this picture!© Adam RouseProject gallerySee allShow lessHigienópolis Apartment / Teresa MascaroSelected ProjectsiSpace Pavilion / Davide Macullo ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeFeldman ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLandscapeLos Altos HillsOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on November 04, 2020Cite: “Slot House / Feldman Architecture” 04 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream United States MEP: 2018 “COPY” Slot House / Feldman Architecture Area:  6167 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Civil Engineer: last_img read more

Comic Relief raises £1.75m+ online in six hours

On the night about eight per cent of income was being received via the Web site. This compares to five per cent in 1999. The Web site does of course generate income received via other methods such as the telephone or posted donations. Other online fundraising activities such as online auctions have also generated further Web-based income for the charity. The site handled over 85,000 donations processed online on the night, together with over 20 million page views. Throughout the event it was handling 200 donations a minute on average. The surge came between 9.30 and 10.30pm with the site delivering over 50Mbit/second. The crucial time was between 9.58pm and 10.01pm. During this time 14,253 donations were processed, about 60 per second, worth over half a million pounds.In the week running up to the event the site received over 95 million page requests.Read Comic Relief set for record at BBC News. Read UK Fundraising’s hint on 9th March that Comic Relief would raise over £1m online on the night.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 March 2001 | News Comic Relief raises £1.75m+ online in six hours On Friday night Comic Relief raised over £1.75 million in online donations within six hours. This makes it the most successful online fundraising campaign to date, outstripping the success even of the American Red Cross.On Friday night Comic Relief raised over £1.75 million in online donations within six hours. This makes it the most successful online fundraising campaign to date, outstripping the success even of the American Red Cross.By 21.40 the online total stood at £195,000, twice as much as had been raised at the equivalent point of the telethon in 1999. By 23.20 the figure had increased to £250,000. At 01.05 Comic Relief announced that “the Comic Relief Web site has taken more donations than ever before in Internet history.” At 01.15 they announced that the site had received £1.75m, adding that “we are absolutely gobsmacked.” By Sunday that figure had increased to £2 million, according to the BBC. 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. read more

Indiana Farmers Go for Soybeans in 2015

first_img Facebook Twitter Indiana farmers intend to plant 5.80 million acres of corn for all purposes and 5.60 million acres of soybeans in 2015according to the Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. If these intentions are realized, acreage planted to corn would be down 2 percent from the previous year, while soybean planted acreage would be up 2 percent from last year.The 2015 winter wheat acreage seeded last fall is estimated at 340,000 acres, 13 percent below the 390,000 acres seeded the previous year. Acreage intended for oats seeding, at 20,000 acres, is unchanged from 2014. Hay acres intended for harvest, at 600,000 acres, as also unchanged from the previous year.Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes in 2015 is estimated at 89.2 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. If realized, this will be the third consecutive year of an acreage decline and would be the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010 U.S. soybean planted area for 2015 is estimated at a record high 84.6 million acres, up 1 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage intentions are up or unchanged in 21 of the 31 major producing States. By Gary Truitt – Mar 31, 2015 Indiana Farmers Go for Soybeans in 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Go for Soybeans in 2015 Nationally, all wheat planted area for 2015 is estimated at 55.4 million acres, down 3 percent from 2014. The 2015 winter wheat planted area, at 40.8 million acres, is down 4 percent from last year but up less than 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 29.6 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 7.75 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.43 million acres are White Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2015 is estimated at 13.0 million acres, down slightly from 2014. Of this total, about 12.1 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. The intended Durum planted area for 2015 is estimated at 1.65 million acres, up 18 percent from the previous year.center_img Previous articleMarketing Options Change After USDA reportNext articleNot Much Sense in USDA Numbers Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

TCU professor’s research shows benefits of recess

first_imgMolly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Students playing at recess. Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Molly Jenkins Facebook Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ + posts LiiNK Project sign. Kids on playground structure during recess. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Previous article10 ideas to change things up this Valentine’s DayNext articleStudents share cultural perspectives with poetry Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Students playing at recess. Twitter Facebook ReddIt Linkedin printRecess works.That’s the finding of TCU professor Dr. Debbie Rhea’s research on how outdoor breaks can be beneficial to classroom behavior.The pilot programs involved in Rhea’s LiiNK Project reduced classroom time, including time spent preparing for and taking  standardized tests, and instead added more time for recess.TCU’s Starpoint was one of the first schools to pilot the program. There have been zero discipline issues, grades are great, students are on task, and students get along better, said Dr. Marilyn Tolbert, director of lab schools at TCU.Rhea said the results at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth were similar. The results were recently featured on the TODAY Show.“Let’s Inspire Innovation ‘N Kids,” started in 2012, with small programs at Starpoint and Trinity Valley School, said Rhea, who is also the associate dean of research in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.The training sessions for the larger programs began in fall 2013 and launched in spring 2014, she said.Tolbert said Starpoint teachers were hesitant, especially when it came to having enough time to cover their curriculum.As teachers see the results from the project, their doubts about losing minutes are fading.“They’re going to lose minutes,” said Rhea. “But in reality…they are doing a whole lot more with a whole lot less time than the kids who are in the other schools.”Talya Oral, a TCU early childhood education major, said she was impressed with the results.“I would definitely implement the LiiNK program,” Oral said.Rhea said the reaction to her TODAY Show appearance has been positive, and schools across both Texas and the country have contacted her.“You know it sped me up about five years,” Rhea said.Rhea said plans call for the LiiNK Project to expand state by state. Tolbert agrees.“I’m excited to see that some of the other bigger districts are taking it on,” Tolbert said. “I hope five years from now it’s nationwide.”Currently, there are a variety of contacts across the country, from Ohio to California, that want to join the LiiNK Project, said Rhea.“I want to make sure what we are doing is good for the kids and good for the teachers and good for their learning environment,” Rhea said.There are already plans for new groups of schools to join the LiiNK Project this coming fall. Dr. Debbie Rhea Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/last_img read more

Salvation Army requests on the rise

first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Salvation Army requests on the rise “Fortunately, business at the Salvation Army Service Center is good,” she said. “The store has been ‘spruced up’ and is very inviting. Everybody wants nice things, and the items that we offer for sale are nice items. We have a lot of name brand clothing, and everything that we put out is in good condition. More people are beginning to know that they can get good items at good prices at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Troy.”Donations are also up and that’s an indication that people recognize the good works that the Salvation Army does in the local community.“This summer our service center is sending two young people to Camp Hidden Lake in Mississippi,” May said. “We try to send those who really want to go and will benefit from the experience. It’s just a matter of them filling out an application that is available here at the Thrift Store. The Salvation Army is a Christian outreach ministry and Camp Hidden Lake is a Christian camp. We are proud to be able to send kids from our community.”Scott Flowers, a member of the local Salvation Army advisory board, said his experience with the Salvation Army goes back to his military service. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 6:59 pm Thursday, June 11, 2009 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Troy University offers summer drama camp What could be more fun than a Creative Drama Camp in July at Troy University? If you’re on summer break… read more Sponsored Contentcenter_img Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “The Salvation Army was there for us every time we needed them,” he said. “I will never forget their kindnesses. I want to give back something to the organization that was there for me, and I’m proud to serve on the board and do what I can to further the organization’s mission.”David “Doc” Kirby said his interest in serving is founded in the mission of the Salvation Army.“The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church and its message is based on the Bible,” Kirby said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Tis the season for rising utility bills, and the Salvation Army Service Center in Troy is the place many people who need financial assistance go.Kim May, center director, said she is beginning to see a marked increase in requests for assistance with utility bills and expects even more as the summer progresses.“This is also the ‘season’ when we receive more requests for assistance with rent,” May said. “The higher the utility bills go, the more difficult it is for some people to pay their rent and their utility bills. They often have to make a choice.”All requests for assistance with utility bills and rent must be made by appointment. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skiplast_img read more

49ers cheerleader takes a knee during national anthem

first_imgNovember 2, 2018 /Sports News – National 49ers cheerleader takes a knee during national anthem Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader dropped to her knee during the national anthem ahead of Thursday’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders in what appears to be the first public protest by an NFL cheerleader.At this time, it remains unclear which cheerleader knelt while the rest of the squad stood in formation.The movement to take a knee started during the 2016 preseason when quarterback Colin Kaepernick — then playing for the 49ers — knelt during the anthem to protest social injustices that minorities face, especially by police. He was joined by his teammate Eric Reid, along with others in the league.The 30-year-old’s controversial demonstration attracted both backlash and praise by spectators, including President Donald Trump, who called for the firing of NFL players who knelt in protest during the anthem.Kaepernick was ultimately marked as the face of the national movement. In 2017, he opted out of his contract, making him a free agent. Kaepernick currently remains unsigned for the 2018 season.In May, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell introduced a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem, but would allow them to have the option of remaining in the locker room during the pregame performance if they choose to do so. The policy would ultimately fine teams for players who chose to sit or kneel during the anthem. The NFL, however, put the policy on hold for the 2018 season to allow for further discussion between the union and the league about the issue, according to ESPN.Kaepernick’s demonstrations continue to draw support from a number of athletes and other personnel in the NFL.Earlier this season, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt and defensive end Robert Quinn raised a clenched fist while “The Star-Spangled Banner” played before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A South Florida police union urged its members to boycott the football teams’ games in wake of the incident.During the 2017 season, Meghan Linsey — a singer who performed the national anthem during the Seattle Seahawks-Tennessee Titans game — took a knee on the field with no players present after she finished her rendition. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more