ANALYSIS: Outside the EFKS hall in Apia people started lining up at 4am, a few hours later nine people were in hospital and Samoa Police were dispersing a crowd of thousands. It was June of last year and Australia had just opened up its seasonal worker employment scheme. To get a place workers had to register at the EFKS hall, the Samoa Global News reported a crowd of thousands formed and even though 600 people were being let in at a time it just wasn’t enough. The crowd outside started to get agitated, so authorities decided to let more of them in, but people started filling up every corner of the hall which pushed everyone together so tightly that some people couldn’t breathe. READ MORE: Hungry and scared in Hawkes Bay Seasonal workers in NZ when cyclone Harold struck are desperate to get home 'Pacific bubble' being considered, but won't bring seasonal worker numbers back to pre-Covid-19 level – Faafoi Leading horticulture figure Jerf van Beek stood down in … [Read more...] about Dileepa Fonseka: Back to ‘business as usual’ for the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme
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When far-left black antiracists—critical race activists popularly known as "the woke"—work with white people, those white people are known as allies. They are not there to center themselves or usurp the project or mission at hand. They are there to help spread the message being conveyed by its black leaders. Most people in politics and activism know of this concept. However, when black activists to the right of this political stance, even those who self-identify as liberal, work with whites, those whites are not seen as allies. They are seen as handlers, puppet masters secretly calling the shots behind the scenes. Why the double standard, and what does it say about the people who hold it? As president of Free Black Thought , a website and journal that celebrates viewpoint diversity within the black diaspora, I am held to that double standard. Some of the members of Free Black Thought's executive board are white, and this has attracted criticism, sometimes quite vitriolic, from … [Read more...] about The ‘allyship’ double standard | Opinion
House Of The Dragon: Celebrities attend UK premiere in London SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the destruction of the Iron Throne with a completely fresh set of characters taking centre-stage. The HBO show follows the struggles within the Targaryen dynasty which ultimately sew the seeds of the deadly civil war known as The Dance of Dragons, which nearly ripped the Seven Kingdoms apart. Related articles House of the Dragon cast: Who's who in Game of Thrones prequel series? House of the Dragon star says prequel is ‘different’ to Game of Throne WARNING: This article contains major spoilers from House of the Dragon episode 1 One other new character … [Read more...] about Who plays Mysaria in House of the Dragon?
LIVERPOOL Legends will be determined to put their two-legged affair with the Manchester United Legends to bed TODAY at Anfield. The two teams are set to renew their historic fierce rivalry when a whole host of stars from the past clash once more for a charitable cause. And Liverpool should be confident having cruised to a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture earlier on this year. However, there are set to be a number of changes from the two legendary sides who went to battle in May. One of them being iconic pundit Roy Keane who will not be afraid to put in a tackle or two. What time does Liverpool Legends vs Man Utd Legends kick off? Liverpool Legends will entertain the Manchester United legends THIS AFTERNOON - Saturday, September 24. It is scheduled to kick off at 3pm UK time. Anfield in Liverpool is the allocated arena for this mouth-watering fixture and it can host 53,394 spectators. Mark Gonzalez's double was enough to see the Reds secure a 3-1 win … [Read more...] about Is Liverpool Legends vs Man Utd Legends on TV? Channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for HUGE Anfield clash
CELEBRITY Gogglebox star Bez made a bizarre excuse when he was caught recklessly driving his Bentley. The Happy Mondays star was speeding up to 90mph in his Bentley Continental when he cut up an unmarked cop car - forcing them to slam on the breaks. Two officers gave chase northbound up the M56, watching in horror as the 80s dance icon undertook cars and stormed through speed restricted roadworks. The dancer - renowned for his maracas and wild stage antics before going on to star on Celebrity Gogglebox - then cut across all three lanes of the motorway. He lurched in front of a white van and charged down a slip road at junction five near Manchester Airport on January 3 this year. A court heard that at this point the Hallelujah star, 58, was travelling at around 85 to 90mph. READ MORE MOTORS STORIES COASTER CHAOS Horror moment derailed rollercoaster CRASHES sending riders flying as 10 hurt NARROW ESCAPE Newcastle owners … [Read more...] about Celebrity Gogglebox star Bez’s bizarre excuse when he was caught recklessly driving Bentley on motorway
A DOTING granddaughter can see her late grandad still looking over her — in a Google Street View image of him stood outside his bungalow. Every year Michala Burrluck is cheered by Victor Austin’s pic as he glares at the Google van snapping his street. Victor is seen in 2009, five years before he died from Alzheimer’s aged 84. HR worker Michala, 43, who lives a street away in Eccles, Kent , said: “The first time I saw it after he died I remember crying and thinking ‘Ah, he’s still there — arms on hips angry at the van’. It’s comforting.” Victor lived in the home for 30 years. Wife Doris died in 2001 aged 70, and in 2012 he moved to a care home. Read More on The Sun PUB GRUB I work in Wetherspoons and here are the pub's secrets… including 'frozen' fry ups NAME SHAME I accidentally named my twins after TV characters - I’m so embarrassed Michala checks Street View each July 30, the day she first noticed his … [Read more...] about Doting granddaughter ‘visits’ late grandad on Google Street View after spotting him outside his bungalow
Crowd favourite Hayden Paddon has a clear goal of what he wants to achieve at Rally New Zealand and hopes testing this weekend will help him achieve that. The 35-year-old will have the eyes of the sporting nation on him from Thursday when Rally NZ makes its return as a World Rally Championship event. But don’t expect him to win the whole thing, or even be in contention. What will be important for Paddon is taking out the WRC2 category in his Hyundai i20N. Despite his best efforts, Paddon wasn’t able to get a seat in a WRC1 car for his home rally, so won’t be mixing it up with the likes of Ott Tänak, Kalle Rovanperä and Sebastian Ogier. READ MORE: Waimate 50 next race for Paddon's electric rally car after Ashley Forest win Thierry Neuville explains why WRC is more of a driver's championship than Formula One Blenheim grandfather and 13-year-old grandson set for Rally NZ Instead, he’ll be competing in the support championship and even though it is theoretically possible … [Read more...] about Hayden Paddon sets out targets for Rally New Zealand
Auckland-based pokie grant organisation Trillian Trust gave $213,000 to a football entity associated with high-flying football club Auckland City FC after the entity was dissolved. Trillian Trust has funded the Super City Youth Academy since it was established in April 2017, but the academy never filed accounts in four years and was dissolved in June last year by the Companies Office. After the dissolution, Trillian continued to fund the defunct organisation to the tune of $213,000 for the next 14 months until the discrepancy was highlighted by a Stuff investigation . The Ministry of Social Development also provided Super City YA with a $54,412 wage subsidy in August 2021, two months after the organisation was dissolved. READ MORE: Intrigue in the league: allegations, rumours, insinuations in South Island football The money trail of New Zealand's top amateur football club Taxpayers' Union society wrongly listed as 'dissolved' after alleged hack NZ First Foundation … [Read more...] about Dissolved football entity funded by Trillian Trust and getting wage subsidies
BRITAIN'S blank-iest game show is back on BBC One with a new celebrity panel to help contestants win the coveted cheque book and pen. The original start date on September 17 was postponed following the death of the Queen . How does Blankety Blank work? A new series of Blankety Blank will air on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The object of the game is to match the answers of as many of the six celebrity panellists as possible on fill-in-the-blank statements. The main game is played in two rounds, as two contestants compete. The contestants have to write their answers first on a card in secret, the celebrities will then be canvassed to give their answers. Read More on TV STRICTLY STYLE Strictly fans have same complaint about 2022 cast promo shot - do you agree? READY TO WALTZ Strictly Come Dancing will have TWO same sex couples dancing this year The first celebrity to match the answer gives that … [Read more...] about Blankety Blank rules: How does the game show work and who is presenting?