With the Autumn Internationals upon us, RW takes a look back at some memorable scores from recent series Brad Barritt – England v New Zealand, 2012You could argue that Chris Ashton’s try on this record-breaking day was slightly more pleasing on the eye, but in terms of impact, Brad Barritt chose a perfect time to break his international duck. The Saracens centre drifted through a gap in the All Blacks defence following a fizzing pass from Owen Farrell, and a swift one-two with Manu Tuilagi allowed the brutish ball-carrier to kickstart a phenomenal second half display that saw England defeat New Zealand for the first time in a decade.Christian Leali’ifano – Wales v Australia, 2013 This thrilling clash from last year featured a couple of vintage George North scores, but it was a stunning offload from Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper that ensured this try made the list. The fly-half’s deft pass out of the back of the hand to Joe Tomane on the wing left North flailing, and resulted in Christian Leali’ifano running in for the score. The clip below also features another audacious Cooper offload that typifies the unique talent he brings to the game.Fetu’u Vainikolo – Scotland v Tonga, 2012Not one that Scotland fans will enjoy watching back. This flying score from wing Fetu’u Vainikolo was the decisive score in the Scots’ first defeat against Tonga, and it was a try worthy of winning any match. Collecting the ball in his own half, the Connacht man showed sharp acceleration to evade Stuart Hogg, Richie Gray et al on his way to the line.Nick Cummins – England v Australia, 2012 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rob Kearney – Ireland v New Zealand, 2013 Ireland fans must have thought it couldn’t get much better when their side led 14-0 after less than 20 minutes against an All Blacks team aiming for a clean sweep of wins in 2013. That was before Rob Kearney gathered a knock-on from Israel Dagg in his own 22 to race the distance of the field, away from the desperate cover of Kieran Read, to ignite scenes of unbridled ecstasy in the Aviva Stadium.Chris Ashton – England v Australia, 2010Trailing 19-6 at Twickenham, the Wallabies were attacking the England line in search of a score that would reignite the contest. Within seconds, England had secured turnover ball, quick thinking from Ben Youngs and Courtney Lawes created a counter-attacking opportunity on the right wing, and Chris Ashton was flying clear of Drew Mitchell to splash down under the posts for 2010’s IRPA Try of the Year.Jean de Villiers – Wales v South Africa, 2013Although it was Springbok captain Jean de Villiers who finished this try last year, it is perhaps best remembered for the speedy brilliance of Bryan Habana. The fleet-footed winger spotted a mismatch in the Welsh defence to round Richard Hibbard, before leaving international rival George North trailing in his wake. Bismarck du Plessis provided the offload to put de Villiers in for the game’s opening score, as Wales went on to record another near-miss defeat at the hands of southern hemisphere opposition.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFYfNad0JNEJames Hook – Wales v South Africa, 2010Three years before de Villiers’s score in this fixture, and on the day that George North made his try-scoring bow into international rugby, James Hook benefitted from the brilliance of another Welsh wing wizard. Shane Williams ran an audacious line to scythe through the Springbok defence after gathering the ball in midfield and send Hook in unchallenged during a humdinger of a Test match. Ash-tonishing: Chris Ashton’s 2010 try against Australia was one of Twickenham’s best The Honey Badger’s first international ‘meat pie’ two years ago was a memorable one. Scrum-half Nick Phipps produced a scintillating break in midfield before sending a questionably flat pass out to Cummins, who showed a clean pair of heels to avoid two English tacklers and score in the corner.
BAME Representation in RugbyZainab Alema has a vivid memory of sprinting down the wing for Ealing U18. She was so delighted to have scored a try that she didn’t realise her headscarf had come off during the run. These days she wears a scrum cap over the top to keep it in place, with leggings and a long-sleeved top also forming part of her rugby kit to observe her Muslim faith.She admits that when she first played rugby – to complete a practical element for her A Level in PE – she wasn’t sure if she belonged, but ten years later the sport is now a huge part of her life. She has gone on to play for the University of Hertfordshire, Millwall and Barnes – “the friendliest rugby team in London” – and has even set up a rugby charity, Studs in the Mud, to help provide boots and equipment for girls’ and women’s teams in Ghana and Morocco.Family values: Zainab Alema with her children after a Barnes match“At the beginning I felt uncomfortable and didn’t know how I fitted in,” reflects Alema, who moved from centre to No 8 two years ago. “The girls had their legs out, but what was I going to do? In Islam you cover up and I thought I would have to compromise my beliefs to be part of this sport. Then I found out the laws had changed to add that you could wear a headscarf for religious reasons. To know rugby accommodated that, I felt welcome and took it more seriously.“My dad wasn’t too keen at the start and my mum was worried I’d get injured. With my African background, further education was okay but sport wasn’t so common for African women, Muslims especially. I think my dad was scared I would change and I wouldn’t be the same person, but now he can see how much I love it and knows it makes me happy. I’d say playing rugby has even made me a better person. It’s rugby’s values – respect, discipline.”Alema enjoys rugby so much she was back playing early this year, just two months after giving birth to the youngest of her three children last November. However, she wants to see more people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities playing the sport. Alema believes parents can be apprehensive about their children, particularly daughters, playing contact sport but would encourage them to go to watch a game. England’s squad shows diversity but are BAME communities under-represented elsewhere in the game? Rugby World investigates… Diversity: England’s players perform the anthem at RWC 2019 (Getty Images) “I know two other Muslim BAME people playing rugby and that’s shocking,” says 27-year-old Alema. “At the top level there are a few BAME players but significantly there aren’t many Muslims. It goes back to when I first played and didn’t think I belonged, didn’t think it was the sport for me. Watching Maggie Alphonsi when I was younger was a massive help; someone to look up to who looks like you.“Things are changing but changing slowly. I’d definitely like to see more people (from BAME communities at elite level) but it’s easy to say that. We need to encourage more people at grass-roots level so they filter through. It’s a two-way thing – at the top and at grass roots.”“Watching Alphonsi was a massive help; someone to look up to who looks like you”The importance of role models is a common theme. It goes back to the idea that ‘you have to see it to be it’. That is why there has been a huge push to put women’s sport on television. The same applies to ethnic diversity. Ugo Monye grew up idolising Ian Wright, a black footballer who played for his local club, Arsenal. Maro Itoje has spoken of looking up to Monye and Topsy Ojo when he was coming through the rugby ranks. They played different positions to him but they were two of the few black professional players at that time. Seeing yourself represented and reflected in elite sport can be inspirational.Monye says: “Ian Wright looked like me, had a similar upbringing to me. You look at television and build an affinity with people you relate to.”More than a third of England’s 2019 World Cup squad come from BAME backgrounds and that diversity could be hugely significant for the sport. London Irish wing Ben Loader says: “Seeing so many different faces in that England team is pretty powerful. Young kids, wherever they’re from, can see a face in that team and think, ‘That could be me’.“Seeing an England team with so many different backgrounds and races is really inspiring and shows what’s possible if you have ambition and drive.”GRASS ROOTSThe ‘see it’ element looks to be improving, in England at least, but what of ‘be it’? How easy is it for those kids inspired by watching Itoje or Kyle Sinckler or Anthony Watson to get into rugby? Is the sport accessible?Premiership Rugby’s Project Rugby aims to increase participation by those from BAME communities as well as those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people. It introduces young people to the sport, with every Premiership club running programmes in their area. Andy Keast, the London Irish Foundation chief executive, talks about the initiative “breaking down a lot of barriers”.“Seeing so many different faces in the England team is powerful”Alema has participated in Project Rugby events, too, saying: “I did a speech to kids at Allianz Park. I’d been watching them play tag but they didn’t realise I was a rugby player, so it was a bit of a shock when I did the speech. A few Muslim girls from one school were intrigued and happy to see someone BAME up there talking to inspire them.“Seeing is believing. If it’s a white, middle-class guy coming into the school, they might not listen because it’s hard to see the connection. If I’d seen someone like me, a black woman playing rugby, coming into school when I was 17 I’d think, ‘I can do that’.”Monye believes schools are the key to increasing rugby’s diversity, particularly in cities. He’s hoping to work with the RFU on a scheme to introduce the game as an after-school activity and says: “It can be hard to get involved in the game at inner-city schools and I think there’s more to be done to expose groups at a young age, to say rugby is a game for all shapes and sizes and everyone is welcome.“Not everyone will be the next Owen Farrell or Maro Itoje but I believe, without sounding self-righteous, that the values you learn in rugby are transferable to life – communication, confidence, discipline, hard work, enjoyment.“I’d love to get more people at a younger age playing in inner cities, where there is the most diversity of faces and backgrounds. It starts in schools, then through the kids families get involved and then through families they take their kids’ friends to the local rugby club too. Everyone buys in.” This article originally appeared in the June 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. TAGS: long-read Sinckler, who started out at Battersea Ironsides, is also launching a foundation, R3cusants, and says: “My biggest thing is when you hear city kids haven’t had the opportunities to succeed in sport. I want to use the platform I have now to give people who haven’t had a fair crack at it an opportunity.”That might be as simple as providing someone with an Oyster card to get to training. For while there are initiatives to introduce children to rugby, the crucial part is retaining those who engage with the sport – pointing them towards their local clubs and ensuring they can get there, getting parents and families on board, making sure they have access to boots and kit.Wing man: Ben Loader scores for London Irish against Wasps (Getty Images)Loader grew up close to Reading Abbey RFC and his parents were happy to take him and brother Danny, now a striker at Reading FC, to participate in various sporting activities. He says: “A lot of it is to do with access to facilities. I was lucky but a lot of people don’t have the same access and rugby isn’t one of those sports you can play on your own to pick up. It’s not easy to do tackling practice on your own whereas football is a game everyone is aware of and it’s easy to go and kick a ball about.“Projects like Project Rugby get people involved, take rugby to people, to kids who haven’t been exposed to it before, and then they can decide whether they like it or not.”COACHINGCollin Osborne, for a long time the only black coach to have worked in the Premiership, brought through the likes of Monye and Sinckler, amongst many others, at Harlequins. While he admits to being something of a cynic when it comes to diversity programmes, suggesting they can be box-ticking exercises with little legacy built before moving on to the next one, he does think 4G pitches and improved junior set-ups at community clubs mean rugby is more accessible.On the ball: Collin Osborne coached at Harlequins for many years (Getty Images)He also believes the lack of diversity in coaching set-ups should not yet be a big concern. He certainly doesn’t think rugby needs to introduce something similar to the NFL’s Rooney Rule, where American Football teams are required to interview BAME candidates when coaching roles become available.“In rugby union, to get into coaching at a senior level, you need to have played at a reasonable level to have credibility,” says Osborne. “When you look at the sport’s age profile, it went professional in 1995 so it’s 25 years. The generation who have got a playing background at a professional level, the crop who grew up knowing rugby as a professional option, are only just graduating to coaching and they need to gain experience before becoming head coaches or directors of rugby when they’re a bit older.“I expect it’ll happen to someone like Topsy Ojo. Kyle Sinckler will be an excellent coach when he hangs up his boots and has done a lot of coaching at Guildford already. Rugby has always been a profession for them and there’s a natural progression to coaching. At the moment I don’t think we’ve reached the critical mass of (BAME) people who have come through the game, out of the game and into coaching. It’ll take time but I’m pretty confident it will happen.“When guys like Anthony Watson and Maro Itoje finish playing, I’d like to think there will be opportunities for them in coaching if that’s what they want to do.”REPRESENTATIONAre BAME communities under-represented in rugby? It’s the crucial question and one that is so hard to answer. Traditionally the answer would be yes, but if you look at the current England squad it’s hugely diverse – more diverse than the country itself. The 2011 census showed that 14% of the population of England and Wales are ethnic minorities, while BAME players – 11 of 31 – represented 35% of the England World Cup squad last year.The other home nations don’t have as much diversity in their squads as England but the populations of those countries are also less diverse, with less than 8% from BAME backgrounds.Yet what is so difficult to know is the breakdown of ethnicities playing at grass-roots level. It’s not a statistic the RFU collates and it is hard to source meaningful data. Around 200,000 people from across the country take part in Sport England’s Active Lives survey and figures from that suggest no black participants from that group took part in rugby union even once between November 2017 and November 2018. However, the number of black pros seems to undermine that data.‘Maggie the Machine’: Alphonsi on the attack for England (Getty Images)“Are BAME people under-represented in rugby? It’s not a straightforward question,” says Osborne. “You want representation to reflect the country. There’s no way to get any real hard numbers. In some ways it’s a good thing – if we’ve come as far as we think we have, it shouldn’t be a question any more. If, say, 10% of the population are BAME I’d like to see a similar-level figure in rugby or any walk of life.”While there is growing diversity in rugby, which is reflective of society with ethnic minorities in the UK increasing between the 2001 and 2011 censuses, there still appear to be very few Asians playing the game, particularly at the top level. Marcus Smith, who was born in the Philippines to a Filipina mother and English father, is probably the most high profile, but that lack of visibility could limit growth amongst the largest of the ethnic minorities in the UK and Ireland.Tajiv ‘Tosh’ Masson is thought to be the only Sikh to have played professional rugby, for Quins in the late 2000s, and believes the sport is missing out on an opportunity to broaden its audience.“Growing up I looked for professional British Asian sportsmen to look up to. Harpal Singh played football for Leeds – he didn’t even make a first-team appearance but was someone I could look up to because I could relate to him. Role models let you see that it’s possible.Centre point: Tajiv ‘Tosh’ Masson during his Harlequins days (Getty Images)“I don’t know whether the RFU and the clubs are actively doing things to encourage British Asians to play rugby or whether they think it’s an issue, but they’re missing out on bigger diversity in terms of players and audience. A lot of British Asians would watch rugby if British Asians were playing. If a club like Quins in West London marketed and pushed an Asian player, they could get another 2,000 fans.”Masson was so determined to make it as a pro that he persuaded Quins to let him join the academy and not get paid. Six months later he had a contract and was playing in the first team.“It’s about raising awareness. Someone reading this could be the next pioneer, could take the baton on”He used to think that the reason there were so few Asian players was down to parents not valuing professional sport as a career, but his experiences since have changed that view. He may not have been a “household name” in his rugby-playing days but he is now regularly contacted by the parents of Asian players asking for advice on how their child can progress towards a pro career. He points to an initiative by Chelsea FC, who run a football tournament called Asian Star for Asian children, and suggests that rugby could do something similar.“I used to shy away from the fact I was Asian – I didn’t want it to be a thing and wanted to concentrate on rugby,” he says. “The next generation of Asians can inspire other players. We’ve identified this gap and someone reading this could be the next pioneer, could take the baton on. It’s about raising awareness.”It may be hard to get definitive figures on BAME participation in rugby but it is easy to see how much the people we’ve spoken to from those communities – just like any other – derive enjoyment from the sport and would like to see more people taking part. Alema talks of the friendships formed and values learnt, but it’s this message that provides an apt way to end: “The beauty of rugby is you don’t have to change who you are.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL [Bexley Seabury press release] The Board of Directors of Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation (BSSF) has announced that beginning with the Fall 2016 term, the seminary will operate all programs — Anglican Studies, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Lifelong Learning — from one site, in Chicago. The change, recommended to the board by its Beyond Walls Task Force, was adopted by unanimous vote.The move will bring to Chicago Bexley Seabury’s Master of Divinity program. Since 2004, the M.Div. degree has been offered in partnership with TrinityBeyond Walls Task Force Members, L-R: Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, Daniel W. Shannon, Roger Lumpp, Charlotte Reed, Gary B. Manning, Sandra Ferguson McPhee, John E. Denson Jr., chairLutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio through a collaboration that began in 1999. The current agreement with Trinity runs through Spring Term 2016. Transition planning is underway in consultation with current M.Div. students, so that they can complete their studies on schedule.“Consolidating Bexley Seabury’s operations in Chicago will bring new energy and focus to our work and, I am confident, will create still more choice and flexibility in course offerings while continuing to provide the kind of rich community life that has been one of the Columbus program’s greatest strengths,” said BSSF Board Chair the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia. “We are proud of, and grateful for what will have been a 17-year collaboration with Trinity Lutheran Seminary. This is a grace-filled and mission-faithful time.”Bexley Seabury President Roger Ferlo spoke to the ecumenical significance of the partnership, and emphasized the seminary’s commitment to expanding and strengthening its ecumenical reach. “The Trinity-Bexley Seabury alliance demonstrated the deep wisdom of the ‘Called to Common Mission’ agreement, entered into by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church in 2000. Our partnership has shown how two faith traditions can each benefit when we live into the Gospel together,” Ferlo said. “We look forward to deepening these ecumenical ties — a hallmark of the Bexley Hall experience — in the richly diverse theological culture of Chicago.”The seven-member Beyond Walls Task Force was commissioned by the Bexley Seabury Board of Directors under its 2015-2017 Strategic Plan “to challenge where we are and where we are heading” in fulfilling one of four key plan goals: to increase access to theological education.“I congratulate the members of our Task Force and applaud their enthusiasm and creativity. Our board is deeply grateful for their work to date, and to come,” said Klusmeyer. November 11, 2015 at 11:11 am Remarkably, it’s predecessor board walked away from Chicago and sold Seabury-Western back to Northwestern. Kind of hard to get back what you’ve already given away. 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Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Trimble Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Francisco Cruz+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share 2016 Río Plata Shelter / Elton Léniz Arquitectos + Francisco Cruz Architects: Elton Léniz Arquitectos, Francisco Cruz Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Francisco Cruz Río Plata Shelter / Elton Léniz Arquitectos + Francisco CruzSave this projectSaveRío Plata Shelter / Elton Léniz Arquitectos + Francisco Cruz Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Pucon, Chile Design Team:Mauricio Léniz, Mirene Elton, Francisco CruzContractor:Rodrigo Arriagada, Robinson Pino Sanhueza, Gerson Pino SanhuezaCity:PuconCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Francisco CruzRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. In the present times of the city where the comfort seems to isolate nature and their own manifestation, there are exceptions that seeking to turn back to the beginnings, where the fragility of survival it moves slightly of that comfort zone.Save this picture!© Francisco CruzSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Francisco CruzRaising two meters height in the middle of willow forest, in the beginning, were build two large wooden platforms of 150m2. Two families used to camping during the summer and settled randomly over the outskirts. Since this is a flooding area –Plata River´s Delta- where the water level changes 150cms, to get there in Autumn and Winter got difficult but not impossible. Over the years they wanted to travel often and have more comfort, so they thought to build over the outskirts something slightly greater than a tent, a space that houses the basics. Extended over the platforms a grid of pillars that continues from the base and organized the total surface. Only a third was roofed and the rest stayed as an open –rainy- terrace, a space in between of multiple uses which allow willows to enter slightly. At the center was the closed space wish was considered as a large common space. Around it, the bedroom, bathroom, and bunk beds. Most of the perimeter is glass windows and thanks to the heights, the willows show thin branches that let a glimpse of the skies.Save this picture!© Francisco CruzSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Francisco CruzSince the site can only be reached through the river, all materials had to be crossed on a rowboat. This was one of the reasons why it was thought to be made of wood, a low-cost material that allowed with small elements to build the total. Therefore, with the utilization of minimum resources, materials of common dimensions, and local carpentry labor, it created a basic constructive system that let it assemble easily the whole structure. The project, understandable as a Refuge -of very low budget- and the objectives to have a minimum impact over the territory, is literally a “Tent Over Pillars”.Save this picture!© Francisco CruzSave this picture!Axo Photographs: Francisco Cruz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeElton Léniz ArquitectosOfficeFollowFrancisco CruzOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPucónOn FacebookChilePublished on April 28, 2020Cite: “Río Plata Shelter / Elton Léniz Arquitectos + Francisco Cruz” [Refugio Río Plata / Elton Léniz Arquitectos + Francisco Cruz] 28 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
New funding guidelines from Paul Hamlyn AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 February 2001 | News 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. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has published new general funding guidelines. Find out more from the foundation. 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]Comprehensively updated and expanded since the second edition, “The Russell-Cooke Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook” is a detailed yet user friendly guide to the many areas of law that affect charities, community groups and other voluntary organisations. Easy to use, with clear jargon-free language and a detailed index, it covers not only the ‘headline’ changes in charity, company and employment law, but also the legal changes that affect all aspects of running a voluntary organisation. Areas covered include the law on setting up and running an organisation, employment and volunteering, running services and activities, property, publicity, fund raising, trading and much more. 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. The Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook
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BlackRock is a major shareholder in some 18,000 companies, banks and financial services firms in the U.S., EU, Britain, Asia and Latin America. In three decades BlackRock has risen to become the largest capital organizer in the U.S.-led West, mainly by collecting and investing the capital of the super-rich.Business families or top managers that have at least $50 million of discretionary wealth can become a customer. An investor like BlackRock promises higher profits than can be earned in normal capitalist operations. BlackRock (here and in the further text always meant as the most important representative of this new investor type) “earns” the higher profits by a combination of several practices. BlackRock neither employs tellers at windows nor offers public customer service. The super-rich transfer their money directly. That’s why BlackRock’s management apparatus has only 16,000 employees for the $8 trillion in capital it manages — while Deutsche Bank has to maintain 87,000 employees for less than a hundredth of the total capital — which reduces profits.BlackRock is also the largest organizer of shell companies. The capital of the super-rich is invested for each of them in a special letterbox company in a suitable financial haven among Delaware, the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg. At the same time, these investors are made anonymous, nameless and invisible to the public, tax authorities and financial regulators. Biden: Lobbyist for the largest corporate tax haven on earth BlackRock co-owns 18,000 companies — in Germany, for example, Wirecard — including all digital corporations such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook, and also co-owns the two largest rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. As the largest insider, BlackRock can access decisive data the fastest — before other co-speculators.Furthermore, BlackRock, as the chief financial manager for the Western super-rich, can ignore damages to national economies. The impoverishment of states through organized tax evasion continues, including the U.S.A. and Germany. Even the EU remains powerless against it or turns into an accomplice.In addition, the companies in which BlackRock buys in as a co-owner — for example, in Germany, all DAX corporations — are profitably “restructured,” shrunk, partially sold (as is currently the case with ThyssenKrupp), merged (as is the case with Bayer-Monsanto), accompanied by job cuts, outsourcing and the like. As a major shareholder in Amazon, for example, sustainability preacher Fink has never said anything against union-buster and low-wage boss Jeff Bezos.It is often argued, not only by BlackRock lobbyists such as Friedrich Merz, but also by leftists, that the 5% shares of BlackRock, as in RWE — surely no decisions can be pushed through with that! Yes, it can, because with BlackRock there are usually always, in varying composition, a dozen similar capital organizers who are also shareholders at the same time, for example Vanguard, State Street, Amundi, Norges, Wellington, Fidelity, Capital Group — and they talk to each other.The U.S. government under Biden is thus showing itself to be the government of both the traditional and the new super-rich. This is a capitalist, selfish radical minority of perhaps one to two percent of the population in the United States. However, BlackRock also represents the capital interests of similar minorities in other important countries such as Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Mexico: They all have their discretionary capital invested with BlackRock & Co. By Werner Rügemer The writer is an author and political activist living in Cologne, Germany.Translation: John Catalinotto Obama, Trump, Biden: All with BlackRock BlackRock as an ‘America First’ player The second nomination followed: Wally Adeyemo, who was chief advisor to President Barack Obama on international economic relations. He then moved to BlackRock as the head of Fink’s legal department and has been president of the Obama Foundation since 2014. Now, under Biden, he is to become deputy secretary of the Treasury.Then came the third nomination; Michael Pyle was in charge of International Financial Relations at the Treasury Department under Obama. Then he became head of global investment strategy at BlackRock. And now he’ll be chief economist for Vice President Kamala Harris.That’s how the revolving door of U.S. capitalist democracy works: from BlackRock to government, from government to BlackRock and back again — and repeat. In 2008, U.S. President Barack Obama commissioned BlackRock to handle the financial crisis and decide which bank, which insurance company, which corporation would be saved — or condemned.BlackRock pocketed the three-digit million fee for this — but even more important was the official state blessing. This included the appointment as advisor to the largest central bank in the Western world, the Federal Reserve Bank. That was the starting shot for the final climb in the annual 10% increase in capital collected and deployed to the now eight trillion U.S. dollars.And the appointment as advisor to the European Central Bank (ECB), and most recently in 2020 as advisor to the European Commission in Brussels for the new capitalist renewal formula ESG: Environment, Social, Government. Even under Trump, BlackRock was by no means disengaged. Since March 2020, and as an advisor to the Federal Reserve, BlackRock has managed the Corona bailout program, much like the EU’s 750 billion “Corona Recovery Program.” BlackRock CEO Fink was in the running to be Hillary Clinton’s Treasury Secretary. But when election winner Trump slashed taxes on corporations, the agile Fink lauded him, saying, “Trump is good for America.” BlackRock is an active part of “America First,” regardless of which of the two monopolistic U.S. parties is in power. No sooner was it clear that Joe Biden had won the U.S. presidential election, than he brought Brian Deese on board: Head of the department for global sustainable investing at the U.S. investment firm BlackRock, Deese will become the president’s chief economist. BlackRock’s chief Lawrence Fink is, after all, the spokesperson of Western world capital for “sustainability.” And “sustainability” will be the hallmark of the new administration. BlackRock’s Paris office hit with graffiti on Feb. 10, 2020. Biden was a senator for the U.S. state of Delaware from 1973 to 2009. He had already campaigned for this office as a 29-year-old business lawyer and held it for 35 years.This mini-state with less than a million inhabitants is the largest corporate tax and financial haven in the U.S.-led West: The number of shell companies numbers at least twice that of the number of eligible voters. Virtually all the major companies and banks in the U.S. — or their subsidiaries — have their legal and tax headquarters here.Well-paid trustees manage the corporate mailboxes here: This is Delaware’s signature industry. Tens of thousands of companies and banks from all over the world, ranging from Ukraine to Mexico and including Germany, France and Britain, have their legal domicile in Delaware [a state that was the creation of the Dupont Chemical Company].The list of holdings of Deutsche Bank alone shows several dozen shell companies in Wilmington, the small capital of the little “Luxembourg of the U.S.A.,” as Delaware is often called.In the mini-state of Luxembourg, which is so central to the European Union, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of the Luxembourg-Nassau dynasty reigns. In Delaware, the Biden clan rules with Senator [now President] Biden at its head. Son Beau Biden became Attorney General here without making a special effort. Son Hunter Biden is an active financial speculator in Ukraine, among other places — when necessary, father Biden also intervened on his behalf in Kiev.Joe Biden has recently received donations for his election campaigns from major digital companies such as Alphabet/Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Netflix, as well as JPMorgan Chase, Blackstone and the Walmart clan. But Delaware companies also promoted their influential senator, including the credit card company MBNA and John Hynansky, who is from Ukraine and dominates the export of premium SUVS to Ukraine.Biden, as a senator in Washington, always voted with Republicans on major financial sector deregulations. With the help of their senator, Delaware expanded to become the largest financial haven in the world. This includes an extremely “free market” corporate constitution (extremely low liability) and a judiciary that goes with it.Of course: the global corporation BlackRock, which co-governs in Washington, also has its legal seat in Wilmington, Delaware. Thus, the approximately 5% of the shares of the lignite company RWE are distributed among 154 letterbox companies in a dozen financial havens, under names such as BlackRock Holdco 4 LLC, BlackRock Holdco 6 LLC, and the like. Of course, BlackRock does not commit tax evasion itself, but offers the opportunity to do so; legally speaking: Aiding and abetting. In addition, BlackRock manages ALADDIN, the largest robotic facility for the collection and exploitation of financial and economic data. In the nanosecond range, the values and performance of all stocks and other securities on all stock exchanges in the world are captured and used speculatively for buying and selling. See the following sources: Joseph DiStefano: Joe Biden’s Friends and Backers Come Out on Top—at the Expense of the Middle Class, The Nation, Nov. 7, 2019; Werner Rügemer: The Capitalists of the 21st Century, Cologne 2nd edition 2020, p. 27ff.; See also www.blackrocktribunal.de FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this