Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flood Wall Street

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A day after the People's Climate March filled the streets of New York, another group of protesters tried to “Flood Wall Street” and engaging in non-violent, direct action against climate change. They marched to the city’s financial center to “highlight the role of Wall Street in fuelling the climate crisis” and had a sit-in.
Still, about one hundred protestors were arrested as they tried to storm the barricades. But more importantly, they have made their collective point, that is, corporations and capitalism no longer serve the people.
On Tuesday, I attended the joint meeting of the Friendship and DTM Toastmasters Clubs at PJ’s Merchant Square. (I told you in yesterday’s posting I was there, didn’t I?)
I was the General Evaluator and it was a good meeting because youth and experience came together. And it was magic.


And on that same day too, another magic happened. Liverpool won a record-equalling penalty shootout 14-13 to progress to the fourth round of the League Cup at Middlesbrough's expense.

After the match ended 2-2, it took 30 penalties before Boro winger Albert Adomah missed to send the Reds through. Liverpool had taken the lead through debutant Jordan Rossiter(10) but Boro equalised when Adam Reach headed in (62). In extra-time, Suso drilled home (109) for the Reds but Patrick Bamford's last-minute penalty (120) forced a shootout.
Then came the real drama as the joint-highest scoring spot-kick contest in English professional football unfolded in front of a barely believing Kop.


[The 14-13 scoreline equalled the record set in the Football League Trophy in August 2011 when Dagenham & Redbridge beat Leyton Orient].

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