24 Aug

888Casino extends New York Jets partnership

first_img 888Casino has extended its partnership with the NFL’s New York Jets for the 2019 season. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address 888Casino extends New York Jets partnership AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates 888Casino has extended its partnership with the NFL’s New York Jets for the 2019 season.Under the deal, 888casino branding will feature “extensively” at the MetLife Stadium during Jets games, including highlights on the stadium’s video board, and Jets branding will feature on 888Casino’s New Jersey-facing site and app.In addition, promotions will appear on the team’s fan websites and social channels and on sports radio station ESPN New York 98.7 FM during Jets games.888casino will also serve as the official game sponsor for the Jets’ meeting with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on October 21st.The companies first established their partnership in October 2018 for that year’s NFL season, the first commercial deal between an NFL team and a gambling operator.Read more on iGB North America Regions: US New Jersey 24th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

24 Aug

Fantasy football brand Sorare launches in GB, partners PSG

first_img“Expanding into more European markets early on in our growth is a strategic step for Sorare both in terms of market acquisition and brand recognition with users, football teams, and investors alike,” Sorare chief executive Nicolas Julia explained. Fantasy football brand Sorare launches in GB, partners PSG “With the inclusion of PSG to the platform, football fans in the UK and elsewhere will be able to leverage their football knowledge to play as a strategic manager and compete for rewards with skin in the game,” Julia said. 29th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Sorare already has partnerships in place with clubs across the world – including in Europe, the US and Asia – allowing the platform to officially issue digital cards based on players at these teams. With its offering now live in Britain, Sorare said it would now target “significant partnerships” with football teams and leagues. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship ID, Blockchain Regions: UK & Ireland France PSG is the latest club to partner with Sorare, joining the likes of Italian Serie A side Juventus and Spanish La Liga team Atlético Madrid.center_img Sorare, which is based around team managers trading official digital collectibles, currently has more than 40,000 users across a number of markets. Blockchain-based fantasy football platform Sorare has officially launched in Great Britain, while the operator has also announced details of a new partnership with French Ligue 1 football club Paris-Saint Germain (PSG). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “PSG fans will be able to join the economy of their passions in a way that wasn’t possible before Sorare’s global fantasy football.“  Sponsorship Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

5 Jul

The BT share price has increased 50%. Here’s what I am doing now

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: BT BT (LSE:BT-A) is up by half since the start of November. The BT share price is also in positive territory over the longer term, showing a 17% increase over the past year.Clearly there has been some positive sentiment towards the name. But is it enough to keep the price moving upwards? Here I look at what might be driving the BT share price movement and what I plan to do now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Upside driversA number of factors have helped propel the BT share price in recent months.Along with many shares it has benefited from a bounce since the vaccination programme began at the end of the last year.I also think the fall in prices for some growth shares this year is causing many investors to reconsider value shares. BT, with its beaten down share price and relatively low price-to-earnings ratio, will have attracted attention from such bargain hunters.There is also positive news on the business front. For example, the company’s mobile operator, EE, recently boosted its 5G spectrum rights after an auction run by the government. Telecom regulator Ofcom announced that it would not price cap full-fibre broadband from BT’s Openreach division. The company responded saying it would “build like fury”.Challenges remain for the BT share priceDespite these positive developments, I think challenges remain for the company.One of the biggest is its pension liabilities. For years BT has ploughed vast sums into plugging holes in its legacy pension scheme. The biggest UK private sector pension scheme is a significant drag on the company’s prospects, in my view. As circumstances change, such as lifespans expanding or investment returns falling, the forecast pension liabilities can rise again even though the company has already put more money in to shore up the scheme. Indeed, it stumped up £1.3bn last year alone to mitigate pension deficits. That puts me off investing in BT.Meanwhile, another point weighing on the BT share price is dividend prospects.The company has announced that it plans to restart dividends in the next financial year. That could mean a payout as early as this September. However, they may be well below where they were historically. The good news I mentioned, such as full-fibre broadband and 5G, comes with a hefty price tag. BT plans to invest £12bn in the full-fibre network, for example. While that may help profits down the line, such huge expenditure will likely hit profits in the next several years.Having suspended dividends already, restoring them at a lower level may be easier for the company to do than trying to fund chunky dividends at the same time as a massive programme of capital expenditure.Why I am not buyingBT continues to have some attraction as a utility-style business. Its full-fibre network, for example, should allow it to earn decent returns while the costs of entry to competitors to build such a network would be prohibitive.But, as ever, the company seems full of potential while the realities are messier. Its pension liabilities alone could knock out years of good profits, for example – and still not be fully resolved at the end of it. With high capex planned I think shareholder returns could be limited, so am not investing in BT. The BT share price has increased 50%. Here’s what I am doing now FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Christopher Ruane christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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23 Jun

Samson Rising – the Cornish rugby player who found strength in adversity

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS He had no phone and no tools, and no one knew he was there! An horrendous weekend of incarceration loomed until he engineered an ingenious escape using sodden shoelaces.Healing hands: class activity at the Samson Centre. Hambly is vice-chairman of the MS charity it housesHe was tubby as a boy and bullied horrifically – his tormentor was eventually expelled for putting a firework in someone’s mouth and lighting it. Rugby helped give Hambly confidence and later, after this fishing enthusiast left the safety of a job in a field sports shop to venture out in the world, it brought him friendship and memories to treasure forever.Some of his youthful behaviour, some of the mistakes he made, are things you may well relate to from personal experience. And not just wearing a shiny green New Romantic suit to work in the second week of his surveyor job – his other suit had been ruined by a passing pigeon after Hambly fell asleep during his lunch break in a park!He says he pondered whether to include the chapter called Together, in which he relates heartbreaking stories of rugby team-mates who have lost children young. In a variant of that, OAs lock Andy Hickman felt unwell during a match on the day of the 1994 England-Wales game and left the field. Before the day was out, he had died of an aortic aneurysm.Famous day: Hambly captained Old Actonians when they gave London Welsh a fright in the 1990 Middlesex Cup competitionThe first cracks in Hambly’s own happy world began in 1991, when he noticed that “something wasn’t right” about a month before he ran the London Marathon. He was a very fit 28-year-old at the time and during the marathon itself was on track to beat 3hr 10min, thus earning extra sponsorship money. Instead, his running gait became lopsided and it took him more than an hour to complete the final three miles.It wasn’t until 1999, when he was 36, that MS was eventually diagnosed. By that stage Hambly’s wife Marion was expecting the third of their four children. “I wasn’t exactly sitting in a corner rocking back and forth with my head in my hands,” says Hambly, “but the portal to an all-consuming black hole of depression lurked very close.”Family portrait: Hambly with wife Marion and their four girls in 2017His response to such cruel misfortune, finding the energy to help so many others, has been awe-inspiring. Dylan Hartley, who provides the foreword, says Hambly possesses mana, a Maori word that in this case reflects “a singular sort of bravery, the moral courage to think of others instead of yourself”.Enormous credit must also go to Old Actonians, in particular. The club has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the past 17 years without ever thinking their own part in creating and running the Samson Centre is done. BUY NOW from AmazonSamson Rising is published by United Writers Cornwall, RRP £18.95. A donation of £1 will be made to the Samson Centre for every copy sold.The publishers have kindly given us six copies to give away – enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of Samson Rising.Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door. Samson Rising – the Cornish rugby player who found strength in adversityAmong the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Jimmy Greaves and Rob Baxter on the New Year Honours list was John Hambly OBE. If you were unaware until now or recently of this Cornishman’s rugby exploits with Truro and Old Actonians, you are in good company.Indeed, his book, Samson Rising, which features his experiences with those two fine clubs, would never have been published had he accepted the advice of those who told him, in good faith, that there would be little interest in the story of someone not remotely ‘famous’.Thank goodness Hambly ploughed on regardless because Samson Rising, published by United Writers Cornwall, is a marvellous and inspiring read. It will almost certainly make you cry as well as laugh and quite probably make you question your limitations as a human being. BUY NOW from AmazonHambly, 58, has spent more than half his life suffering from multiple sclerosis, yet rose above it so impressively that he founded a facility in Guildford – called the Samson Centre for MS – to benefit those living with this brutal disease.The MS charity located there has more than 200 members, 11 paid staff and 40-plus volunteers, and provides around 10,000 treatment sessions a year.It’s a far cry from 2002, when he attended his first meeting of the charity, the MS Therapy Group (Guildford). At that time, the group met in a village hall and had 35 members, around a quarter of whom participated in the weekly exercise class.Haven: an aerial view of the Samson Centre, where MS patients receive practical and emotional supportHambly saw the potential for growth and became chairman of the charity the same year. He drove the project to find new premises and set about a mammoth fundraising effort that initially included a target of £250,000 in 18 months.His rugby mates and business contacts offered incredible support, and he relates some amusing stories of the sneaky tactics employed during Old Actonians dinner auctions to swell the fundraising coffers.Yet Hambly and others were also rattling tins outside supermarkets, garden centres and sports venues; on one occasion, they amassed more than £1,200 in two-and-a-half hours at Lingfield racecourse. Less successful was a stint in Leatherhead when he was abused by a Big Issue seller whose ‘patch’ he had inadvertently taken.Rugby camaraderie: Hambly with Zinzan Brooke, Jason Leonard and friends after a charity game in 2007All this Hambly did while dealing with a disease which he likens to mice nibbling away at the electric cabling of a large house. At the start of one chapter, he details an agonisingly difficult episode with the condition, and only at the end do you realise he was describing the ten minutes it took to get out of bed and stand up.Hambly is in the remitting/relapsing bracket of MS – so some periods are better than others – but it is a remorseless foe all the same. “Gradually a rolling gait became a limp, a walking stick became crutches, and a self-propelled wheelchair became a motorised one,” he writes.However, Samson Rising is much, much more than a book about Hambly’s MS and his charitable work. It’s also a superbly written account of a normal life: growing up in Cornwall, leaving home for the first time, the trials and tribulations of student days in Leicester, the anxieties of starting big-city working life as a London building surveyor.On tour: leading Old Actonians off after a 1990 match against his home club Truro. OAs got a streaky win!He is a superb storyteller and one of his tales is included at the insistence of his daughter Ellie, such is her fascination with it. It concerns a Friday in May 2005 when Hambly rushed over to inspect an apartment in Holland Park just prior to a bank holiday weekend. Needing to use the toilet at the property, he shut the bathroom door behind him out of habit – only for the doorknob to break when he tried to exit. TAGS: Book Review Before the storm: John Hambly at St Ives in the Eighties, when life for him was blissfully uncomplicated John Hambly’s rugby career was cut short when he was diagnosed with MS. As his inspiring book Samson Rising relates, the body blow led him to a higher purpose Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

17 Jun

RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest

first_img Projects Apartments CopyAbout this officeAmvestOfficeFollowEek en DekkersOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseThe NetherlandsPublished on August 05, 2016Cite: “RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest” 05 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792704/rag-building-piet-hein-eek-plus-amvest Clipboard ArchDaily RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + AmvestSave this projectSaveRAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest Photographs RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest Manufacturers: BetoporCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thomas MayerRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The RAG building is the first building to be realised by architectural firm Eek and Dekkers. The project fits seamlessly with the way Piet Hein Eek has been working for decades. Instead of worrying only about the design, Eek focuses on the entire process from idea to commissioning. Eek and Dekkers have found common ground in this approach. It is this command of the whole process, from concept to completion, that secures the result. This working method is characterised by simplicity, whereby existing elements are treated with respect and used as a starting point for new creations.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerIn its previous life the RAG building functioned as a pumping station, supplying the surrounding factories with compressed air and vacuum, among other things. The industrial buildings around the RAG have now made way for new build homes, so that the building has gradually become the centre of a residential area. The RAG itself has also been allocated residential status. The roof construction with riveted rafters, concrete coffering (‘bims’ plates) and large industrial steel windows give the building a unique character.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe concept for the development of the building was itself embedded within the building. A low-rise construction was realised across the full length of the façade on the south side of the RAG building in the sixties. The roof of this low rise formed a perfect roof terrace for the adjoining living rooms and kitchens. It was obvious that the living rooms should be situated under these beautiful roof structures. Save this picture!© Thomas MayerAs the building is so large, the plan with a terrace on the roof of the adjoining construction was a virtually perfect solution for the section adjacent to the facade. But what to do with the other section? After a, in retrospect, remarkably long period of deliberation and careful consideration, we found the solution. We decided to take out one section of the grid from the heart of the building, sacrifice two windows on either side and to remove the ‘bims’ plates. We thus created an open internal street in which the roof terraces could once again be realised to the south. The sun rises and sets beautifully over the building, parallel to the new inner street. With this intervention we were able to solve everything at once. The windows, doors and existing elements could again be 100% put to use. In the new inner street, we not only made the roof terraces but also all the necessary doors and windows. Wherever the upper floors meet the original steel windows in the outer façade, we devised a detail that allows the 30 centimetre-thick concrete package to correspond exactly with the original horizontal window frames. We respect and use the existing details and incorporate the rest in newly built  elements.Save this picture!SchemeThe inner street has a private-public character and is the property of the residents. They all live together under one roof, but there is no problem with privacy as the properties are south-facing. The living room wall of the neighbouring home is visible from the roof terraces of the properties in the inner street, with above it glass right up to the apex of the roof. The new window frames and facades of the inner street are all made of wood. Although we initially envisioned typical steel windows and doors, as were originally used in the building, budget cuts ultimately forced us to search for alternatives. The wooden window frames turned out to be a great improvement. Instead of imitating the old and building upon it, the numerous large glass surfaces are clearly distinguished from the existing elements. It emphasises the design and the additions – new is new and old is old.   Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe building stands upon an enormous basement that is half underground. This cellar was originally used to house supply and drainage pipes, maintenance and was also the foundation for the machines. As all existing windows and doors were based on this height, we reinstated the original level after completely demolishing the cellar. The living spaces on the ground floor are thus a metre above ground level and have a view of the surroundings, yet are not overlooked. The cellars are low, yet very serviceable as bicycle cellars and storage spaces. A ramp on the east side of the building provides access to the cellars adjacent to the central section under the inner street. The construction of the floor is as thin as possible and includes a large atrium with stairs. The atrium also provides two apartments on the ground floor with their own balconies.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessComic Break: No MoneyArchitecture NewsJean Pierre Crousse to Lead Speakers at Annual Charles Correa Foundation Z-Axis Conf…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Thomas Mayer+ 15 Share Architects: Amvest, Eek en Dekkers Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” 2015 CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•The Netherlands “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792704/rag-building-piet-hein-eek-plus-amvest Clipboard The Netherlands Photographs:  Thomas Mayer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

16 Jun

See3 Communications’ Guide to online video – #3. Building a media library

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4 Jun

Heartening step for UHL cardiology

first_imgTwitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Email 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick Facebook WhatsApp Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days center_img NewsHealthHeartening step for UHL cardiologyBy Bernie English – August 13, 2019 1368 Print Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Advertisement Linkedin Dr Ihsan Ullah, University Hospital Limerick. Picture: Alan Place.CARDIAC patients can take heart that there is even more expertise now available at the UL Hospitals Group with the appointment of Dr Ihsan Ullah as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the University Hospital Limerick.Dr Ullah graduated from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2004, and has been a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland since 2010. He began his training at UHL in 2010, and completed the Irish Cardiology Specialist Training Scheme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Completing his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at St James’s Hospital Dublin/Trinity College Dublin, Dr Ullah gained significant experience in general cardiology and in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Prior to taking up his new role at UHL, Dr Ullah was a consultant cardiologist for more than three years, at St James’s Hospital Dublin and University Hospital Limerick.Dr Ullah also worked as a sub-investigator in the Cardiology/Pharmacology Research Department of St James’s Hospital Dublin, publishing his research in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting his findings in national and international meetings.His special interests include complex coronary intervention, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and valvular heart disease. Dr Ullah is also fully trained in devices implantation.The cardiology department at UHL is a modern facility that provides 24-hour cardiac care to patients from Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary, North Kerry and North Cork.Dr Ullah is on a team of six consultants in the department, which provides a range of non-invasive and interventional procedures, including ECG, Echocardiogram, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angioplasty, Stenting and Advanced Structural Interventions.The Cardiology Department opened in January 2013 and is located in the Critical Care Block. It includes a 16-bed acute cardiac care unit, a step down cardiac facility and a day cardiology unit. UHL is a nationally designated 24/7 Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) centre for STEMIs. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardaí seek help tracing TeresaNext articleMarkets Field and Limerick Civic Trust exhibit a great “Stile” Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

24 May

Piece of work: ArtBridges Workshop attracts teachers from four counties

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLDarrell Ezekiel, a Birmingham based artist, conducted the Thursday morning ArtBridges Workshop at The Studio. The teacher-students participated in an art project that can be used across the curriculum. Ezekiel assisted Charlotte Walden of Charles Henderson High School with the framing of her artwork. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Piece of work: ArtBridges Workshop attracts teachers from four counties “The Alabama Department of Education has given its support to the ArtBridges Workshop by offering personal development hours to the teachers who participate,” she said.Each year the Tony Scott ArtBridges Workshop is led by outstanding artists. This year’s teaching artists are Bobby Horton, a renowned musician, songwriter and performer, and Darrell Ezekiel, an award-winning artist who uses old quilts to create artwork that is used in storytelling.“Darrell Ezekiel had the teachers totally involved in an art project using quilt-like designs framed in a cutout design,” Pritchett said. “This project could effectively be used in science, history and English or literature classes.”Bobby Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music historian and had the teachers smiling, clapping and totally into the music “lesson.”“Bobby Horton was excellent in demonstrating how music is the common thread that binds us all,” Pritchett said. “People respond to music and art in an emotional way. Music and art are a part of who we are. Music is a part of our history and our heritage. It tells us who we are and has a significant place in the arts.” Published 4:00 am Friday, July 24, 2015 Skip You Might Like CONSTRUCTION: Ray Avenue remains closed from George Wallace Drive to Dozier Drive for the repairing and insertion of storm water… Construction workers worked Wednesday despite the threat of rain to repair a storm water drain on Ray Avenue and place… read more The Johnson Center for the Arts was asked by the Alabama Arts Education Association to open the workshop up to teachers outside the county.“A lot of grant money is being awarded to schools in Alabama in an effort to introduce or bring back art into our schools,” Pritchett sad. “There are many areas where schools are underserved in the area of art.”Pritchett said money is being released by different agencies and organizations to bring the arts back into the schools. By Blood Sugar Blaster Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLGentry Hassett, Pike County High School, created a pattern for her quilt project that was colorful and lively and a perfect expression of the atmosphere of the ArtBridges Workshop.The 2015 Tony Scott ArtBridges Teacher Workshop is underway at The Studio in downtown Troy and will continue today with teachers from Pike, Coffee, Montgomery and Mobile counties in attendance.Vicki Pritchett, executive director of the hosting Johnson Center for the Arts, said this is the first year the teacher workshop has been offered to teachers outside the county.“We have 30 teachers and that will impact more than 5,000 students and their families,” she said. Print Article MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLBobby Horton, musician and songwriter, led the afternoon ArtBridges workshop. He told the teachers that music is ever present and can be used to teach all subjects. Music is used across cultures to define places in history, Horton said. By Jaine Treadwell “In an effort to do that, we are teaming with the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Alliance for Art Education,” Pritchett said. “And we have gotten grants from the Alabama License Tag program, from the Walmart Distribution Center, Wells Fargo and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. All of these agencies realize the importance of the arts in education and are willing to support the Johnson Center’s efforts to bring outstanding artists and art educators to teach our teachers.”Pritchett said an original goal of the Johnson Center was to bring the arts into the schools.“We realized that the best way to reach the students was through the teachers,” she said. “We wanted to be involved in teaching the teachers how to incorporate the arts into the core curriculum and, by teaching them, we would be able to reach multiple students.”Pritchett said from the inception the Johnson Center’s idea was enrichment through education in the arts. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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8 May

NFL issues PSA on death of Stephon Clark as part of larger social justice initiative

first_imgJuly 29, 2020 /Sports News – National NFL issues PSA on death of Stephon Clark as part of larger social justice initiative FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEricVega/iStockBy ELLA TORRES and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The National Football League has released a public service announcement around the death of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by Sacramento, California, police in his grandmother’s backyard, as part of the organization’s new social justice campaign to end systemic racism.The PSA featured Clark’s mother, Se’Quette Clark, who spoke about her son’s life and death.He was killed March 18, 2018. Clark was shot eight times by two officers who later said they mistook his cellphone for a gun as he moved toward them with his arms extended, ignoring their commands, while in his grandmother’s backyard. Twenty rounds were fired in total, according to police.Police said they had been chasing Clark after receiving reports of someone breaking car windows in the nearby neighborhood.Se’Quette Clark said in the PSA that her son’s friends had just dropped him off at his grandmother’s.“The neighbor starts chasing [Clark] into the backyard, thinking he’s the one who broke into his car. He’s scared, but he made it home. He’s thinking, ‘safe,’” his mother said. “But he wasn’t.”The PSA, which was posted to YouTube Tuesday, is the latest one in the NFL’s Responsibility Program, a joint initiative between Roc Nation and the NFL to raise awareness about the need to create positive change and end systemic racism.In recent months, the Responsibility Program has partnered with different leaders and organizations to share the stories of families that have lost a loved one to gun violence, either at the hands of police or others. The Players Coalition released the first PSA of the program last November around Danroy “DJ” Henry, the former Pace University football player who was fatally shot by a police officer on Oct. 17, 2010 in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.Meek Mill unveiled the second PSA of the program in December around Antwon Rose II, an unarmed 17-year-old and honor roll student who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer on June 19, 2018.Other PSAs featured the death of Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old man who was fatally shot by an off-duty Dallas Police Department patrol officer on Sept. 6, 2018, and Hadiya Pendleton, an unarmed 15-year-old girl who was fatally shot in the back while standing with friends at a park in Chicago, Illinois on January 29, 2013.The PSA on Clark falls under the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative, a platform focused on the collaboration of the NFL and players to reduce barriers to opportunity and combat social injustice.Anna Isaacson, the senior vice president of social responsibility at the NFL, said in a statement the NFL wanted “to continue to raise awareness for victims of systemic racism to ensure their stories are not forgotten.”Clark’s mother thanked the NFL and Roc Nation for highlighting her son’s death.“As a mother, I can’t help the immense feeling of pride; knowing my son’s life will affect so many people for generations to come. Since my son was murdered, my family has been extremely dedicated to social justice reform through our footwork in this new Civil Rights Movement,” she said in a statement, noting the passing of the Stephon Clark Law in California, aimed at holding police accountable for killing those who did not pose a deadly threat and charging them in criminal court.The two officers who fired the shots, identified as Terrence Mercadel and Jared Robinet, did not face charges.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

3 May

Evansville African American Museum Heritage Trail

first_imgYou are invited to a special event on Wednesday September 4th, 2019 at 3:30 pm. DMD Executive Director Kelley Coures and the museum’s Executive Director Ashley Jordan are hosting the dedication of the Evansville African American Heritage Trail.  The heritage trail is a walking tour of the Lincoln Avenue neighborhood once known as “Baptisttown”.Dedication speakers include Sondra Matthews, Founder of the museum, Lu Porter, retired Museum Director, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and DMD Executive Director Kelley Coures.The event will take place on the lawn of the museum located at 579 S. Garvin Street, Evansville, IN 47713. Parking is available on the street or in the strip mall parking lot across from the Museum.The Heritage Tour is a project intended to celebrate and educate about the rich cultural history of Evansville’s African American community and culture.Click the links below to see the full press release or news coverage of the announcement.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more