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In this April 12 2018 photo German rappers Kolleg

first_img In this April 12, 2018 photo German rappers Kollegah & Farid Bang receive the “Hip-Hop/Urban national” award during the 2018 Echo Music Awards ceremony in Berlin. A German Jewish leader is criticizing a music awards show for giving a prize to two rappers whose reference to the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in a song she says harms efforts to fight anti-Semitism. German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang won an Echo award Thursday night for their new album on which a song contains the line “my body’s more defined than an Auschwitz inmate’s.” (Axel Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP) BERLIN – A German Jewish leader is criticizing a music awards show for giving a prize to two rappers whose reference to the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in a song she says harms efforts to fight anti-Semitism.German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang won an Echo award Thursday night for their new album, including a track that contains the line “my body more defined than Auschwitz inmates’.”Charlotte Knobloch, former head of the Central Council of Jews, said Friday giving them an award in the hip-hop/urban national category was a “devastating sign” amid growing signs of “anti-Semitism in our society, especially in schools.”She says “the two rappers reach millions of mostly young people with their inhuman message.”The rappers have defended the line as artistic freedom and not political opinion. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 13, 2018 6:47 am PDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img German Jewish leader slams rap song for Auschwitz referencelast_img read more

State urges teachers unions to accept latest proposal

first_imgBy Lizzy IoannidouThe government on Friday urged teachers’ unions to accept the latest proposal in view of the start of the school year and the current uncertainty, reminding them that following implementation, a greater dialogue could then be launched to solve the education crisis.Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said: “The consensual proposal resulting from intensive consultations between the inter-ministerial committee and the trade union leadership is the regulation that should be applied to this specific school year.”He urged unions to accept the proposal until final agreements can be reached on educational reform and the streamlining of the system “for an improved and qualitatively upgraded public education.”Prodromou also said that the government and education ministry had already began preparatory work for the implementation of the most recent proposal, so as to ensure to the greatest extent possible a smooth start to the new school year.The board of teachers’ unions Poed, Oelmek and Oltek, met earlier on Friday to discuss whether a new compromise document, drafted jointly by union leaders and a ministerial committee on Thursday to resolve the protracted crisis in education, would be endorsed.While the unions will not announce any official decisions until Monday, efforts will continue on Saturday as the executive committees of the three unions are expected to hold separate meetings.“We have studied the document before us all… Our goal is to reach a solution as soon as possible provided that the other side will show the necessary consensus,” primary schools union Poed representative Charis Charalambous said.Earlier on Friday Charalambous said the proposal had some “additional positive elements” compared with previous ones.Speaking after the unions’ meeting, Charalambous added: “Regarding the document, there are concerns and suggestions. These will be collected and sent to the other party, and we’ll see how they will respond.”Despite the positive points on the most recent proposal, Charalambous said he would like to make clear that nothing has yet been decided.The possibility of the crisis dragging on should the unions come to a negative decision, or choose to issue a counterproposal, is still open, according to Charalambous.The most recent compromise document, formed jointly by a ministerial committee and the teachers’ unions leaders on Thursday, was studied on Friday by the administrative councils of the unions.Charalambous noted however that the new proposal contained positive changes to the issue of staffing, for which “the government previously said that nothing can be changed,” Charalambous said.As such, if the unions accept this latest proposal, they will aim to conclude efforts by Monday, so that the changes in staffing can be implemented as soon as possible.Should the unions give an official ‘yes’, all that remains would be for president Nicos Anastasiades to be briefed and sign off on the agreement.The government meanwhile announced that secondary schools would be opening on Monday.On Wednesday, the overwhelming majority of teachers – over 94 per cent — voted to grant their unions the authority to step up their reaction to government decisions they disapproved of.Rather than an escalation of measures, the unions have withdrawn from one of their previously-announced measures.You May LikeNewsDDivers Searching Lake Ontario’s Waters Recovered An Aircraft From The DepthsNewsDUndoDomesticatedCompanionThe Worst and Best U.S. States To Retire InDomesticatedCompanionUndoHealth & Human Research7 Foods That Could Cause ArthritisHealth & Human ResearchUndo UK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more