Hills pens sports betting deal with Ocean Resort Casino

first_img Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation 30th May 2018 | By contenteditor Hills pens sports betting deal with Ocean Resort Casino Email Address Casino & games William Hill has agreed to provide a sportsbook to the new Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the US. Due to open on June 28, the land-based site will feature a 7,500sq ft sportsbook in the centre of its gaming floor. Visitors will be able to bet on a range of major sports such as American football, basketball, baseball, football, hockey and tennis. In addition, the agreement includes access to William Hill’s wagering technology, including its mobile and online sportsbook products. The deal comes after the US Supreme Court this month overturned the federal 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which blocked states from legalising sports betting. New Jersey led the bid for the ban to be withdrawn and is widely expected to be among the first states to legalise sports Ocean Resort Casino wagering in the wake of the ruling. Hill’s partnership with the Ocean Resort Casino would only be effective if New Jersey passes legislation to regulate sports Ocean Resort Casino. Bruce Deifik, chairman of AC Ocean Walk, the company that owns Ocean Resort Casino, said: “Ocean Resort Casino is thrilled to partner with William Hill, the best name in sports betting, to establish a truly unique sports betting experience in the centre of our resort and in Atlantic City. “From real-time betting to exclusive hospitality for major events, the sports book will be second-to-none.” Joe Asher, chief executive of William Hill US, added: “We have had great success working with Ocean’s senior management in Las Vegas, and we are excited to have the chance to do so in Atlantic City at what will be the best sports book in town.”Related article: US sports betting ban overturnedcenter_img William Hill has agreed to provide a sportsbook to the new Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the US Regions: US New Jersey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Kohli Sportstar’s Sportsperson of the Year; Warne bestows honour

first_imgby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoIndia’s most popular Sportstar magazine requested Warne to present the prestigious award to Kohli. Warne is on an India visit to kick off the season for Rajasthan Royals as team’s Royal brand ambassador.“Virat is a very inspiring cricketer all around the world. He stands up for what he believes in and speaks his heart. He has got a lot of inbuilt skill and talent which is good competition and the will to complete the job. I congratulate him for this award and wish him more success,” said Warne.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: Full schedule, live streaming, live telecast & TV channel, broadcasting…IPL 2019: Warne brand ambassador, Pink the colour for Rajasthan RoyalsIPL Moneyball: Virat Kohli 3rd Cricketer to enter 100 Cr salary ClubThis is my biggest achievement: Virat KohliThe magazine has reinstated the iconic Sportstar Aces Award to commemorate Sportstar’s 40th Anniversary. The awards in 1990s were considered among the best honours for a  sportsperson.This award recognises the untold stories, successes and struggles of sporting icons across the realms of Indian sport. The award, which has been previously won by sporting heroes like Sachin Tendulkar, Vishvanathan Anand & Leander Paes, is a means to recognise the contribution of sportspersons to their respective sport and inspire others to follow.The awards jury consisted of sporting legends Sunil Gavaskar, M. M. Somaya, Anju Bobby George, Anjali Bhagwat, and N. Ram, Chairman of The Hindu Group Publishing. Guided by fan votes, the jury recognised sporting achievements in the 2018 calendar year.Also Read: Kohli, Bumrah back; but Karthik omitted for ODI squads against AustraliaICC names Kohli captain in men’s Test and ODI Teams Of The YearICC AWARDS: Kohli creates history with clean sweep of three top honours Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kohli Sportstar’s Sportsperson of the Year; Warne bestows honour Virat Kohli is Sports Sportsperson of the Year. The honour was bestowed on the Team India and Rajasthan Royals captain by legendry wrist spinner and Rajasthan Royals brand icon Shane Warne.Kohli is adjudged Cricketer of the Year award this year for his record-breaking performances as well as leading India to their first ever Test series win in Australia in 71 years. Virat Kolhi-led team became the first Asian team ever to win a Test series Down Under, besides also scoring their maiden triumph in a bilateral one-day international series in Australia. Cricket Previous articleDependable Pujara lends faith to SBI Life InsuranceNext articleIPL Moneyball: Yuvraj Singh’s commercial scorecard across 12 seasons Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Slate of candidates announced for 10th bishop of Maine

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Nov 8, 2018 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Diocese of Maine] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine has announced a slate of five candidates for the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Maine who will stand for election Saturday, Feb. 9. The new bishop will succeed Bishop Stephen T. Lane, who is retiring in June after eleven years of service.The candidates in alphabetical order are:The Rev. Kenneth Brannon, Rector, St. Thomas, Sun Valley, IdahoThe Rev. Thomas Brown, Rector, Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester, MassachusettsThe Rev. Anne Mallonee, Executive Vice President & Chief Ecclesiastical Officer, Church Pension Group, New York CityThe Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Everett, WashingtonThe Rev. Janet Waggoner, Canon to the Ordinary & Transition Ministry Officer, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, TexasThe announcement culminates a prayerful and thoughtful process over the past several months conducted by the Discernment Committee, chaired by The Rev. John Balicki, rector of St. Mark’s Church – Waterville. Balicki commented, “the Discernment Committee was pleased with the wide interest expressed from around the country in being the next Bishop of Maine. We spent nearly five months reviewing materials, interviewing candidates via teleconferencing, and eventually meeting some in person which led us to the slate of candidates we are pleased to present. We have significant diversity in age, gender and geography and we hope that everyone in the state of Maine will enjoy getting to know these candidates as well as we have.”The Standing Committee received and approved the proposed slate by unanimous vote. In making the announcement, the Rev. Maria Hoecker, Rector of St. Columba’s Church – Boothbay Harbor and Chair of the Standing Committee wants the diocese to know that “together, we are walking as followers of Jesus. During this time of transition, and always, we are working in the spirit of transparency and collaboration, with trust and affection, as we go about our planning and prayers.”Background on the slate of nominees, including a video, bio, resume and answers to questions posed in the discernment process, can be found on the Bishop Quest web site: http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org/.The Standing Committee also announced nominations by petition may be filed until Nov. 15. Information on this process – by which candidates may be added to the slate upon successful completion of background checks and other requirements – can be found on the Bishop quest website.A special convention for the election is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 (snow date: Feb. 23) at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Standing Committee will then then obtain canonical consents of the majority the dioceses of the Episcopal Church, following which the new bishop will be ordained and consecrated at the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland Saturday, June 22. The officiant will be Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry.Members of the diocese will also have the opportunity to meet the candidates face to face in attending “walkabout” presentations by the nominees. Organized by the Transition Committee, the meetings will be held in three locations across the diocese Jan. 18 in Augusta, Jan. 19 in Bangor and Jan. 20 in Portland.  The walkabouts will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.The Episcopal Diocese of Maine includes 59 congregations, 18 summer chapels and other ministries across the state. It was founded in 1820.For more information, please visit http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Elections Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Slate of candidates announced for 10th bishop of Maine Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Banksy partners with social enterprise Love Welcomes in Croydon shop venture

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Melanie May | 3 October 2019 | News As well as the mats, the shop features a range of merchandise from Banksy’s new GDP product range including replicas of Stormzy’s Glastonbury vest, police riot helmet disco balls and smaller items. When the site shop opens, prices will start from £10 with the artist hoping this will provide affordable items for everyone. All items are handmade using existing or recycled materials where possible, and the shop will remain in situ for two weeks. Banksy has partnered with social enterprise Love Welcomes as part of his latest venture: a shop in Croydon.While the shop, Gross Domestic Product, is not actually open, the items displayed within it are to be sold via a website. Banksy has teamed up with Love Welcomes, which supports refugees, to commission women in refugee camps to hand sew welcome mats using life vests found on Lesvos beaches, which will be sold online. The mats have the word ‘welcome’ woven into them using the bright orange material, and all proceeds from sales will be retained locally to help refugees access key services. Love Welcomes Co-founder Abi Hewitt said:“In creating this new Welcome Mat, Banksy has helped refugees to find self worth, dignity and hope. Living in a refugee camp shouldn’t stop your dreams, this is keeping hope alive. Each time you buy a Welcome Mat you’re supporting a refugee and their family as they begin to rebuild lives shattered by war, one stitch at a time.“According to a post on Banksy’s Instagram account, he opened the shop in Croydon this week in response to a legal dispute with a greetings card company.The company has been trying to seize legal custody of the name Banksy, with the artist advised to sell his own range of branded merchandise as a way of preventing this.The description of Banksy’s new store says:“GDP is the homewares brand from Banksy and this is our first and only store. The showroom is for display purposes only and the doors will not open. All sales will be conducted online when the website opens soon.” Tagged with: arts charity retailcenter_img Banksy partners with social enterprise Love Welcomes in Croydon shop venture  593 total views,  2 views today  594 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Amidst global protests, Amazon rainforest threatened by capitalist neglect

first_imgWorldwide protests have denounced the unprecedented number of fires burning in the Amazon rainforest, enabled by the policies of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro. Some 25,000 fires have been burning in the world’s largest rainforest, which is home to more than 350 Indigenous groups who have resisted encroachment on their lands for centuries. Scientists consider the oxygen-producing capacity of the Amazon’s plant life to be crucial to counteracting global warming.Protest against G7 summit in France on Aug. 24.The number of fires in the region is the highest in nine years, and 35 percent more than the average of the last eight years, according to Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research. In the Brazilian state of Rondônia, hospital admissions for respiratory problems have tripled. The fires have spread to Bolivia and Peru.Even before Bolsonaro assumed the presidency, the issue of deforestation had been of great concern to local Indigenous peoples and environmental activists around the world. In fact, the agricultural land that most of the fires were likely begun on, in order to prepare for the soybean and corn planting season, were created through deforestation of the region.Describing one such area, Matthew Hansen, of the Global Land Analysis and Discovery laboratory at the University of Maryland, said, “Brazil has turned certain states … into Iowa. You’ve got rain forest, and then there’s just an ocean of soybean.” (New York Times, Aug. 24) Other fires appear to have been set with the explicit purpose of more deforestation.Bolsonaro has long been a critic of the country’s environmental regulations, calling the fines associated with them an “industry” that should be abolished. These laws are supposed to protect parts of the Amazon but in actuality are sparsely enforced.  The New York Times found that “enforcement measures” by Brazil’s main environmental agency fell by 20 percent in the first half of this year. While running for president, Bolsonaro pledged to enable industry to have greater access to protected Indigenous reserves and to merge the agricultural and environmental industries. Many say that his ascendency to the presidency has given the green light to loggers and landed agricultural elites to clear the land for more capitalist profit making. According to Resumen Latinoamericano, at least 68 protected areas have now been affected by the fires.In the past week Bolsonaro and his right-wing environmental minister, Ricardo Salles, have faced massive protests in multiple Brazilian cities in response to the fires. Indigenous peoples living inside the Amazon have vowed to continue defending their lands. Handech Wakana, an Indigenous leader, told Reuters: “Over the years we have resisted here, when there was no access by road, when electricity arrived, when the invasion happened. And with each passing day we see the destruction advance: deforestation, invasion, logging.” (telesurenglish.net, Aug. 23)Capitalism is to blameBrazilian embassies have been targeted for protest in several countries. On Aug. 23, during a meeting of the Group of 7 in Biarritz, France, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, threatened to block a trade deal between Europe, Brazil and three other South American countries.U.S. President Donald Trump offered, in a tweet, to assist Brazil in combating the fires. In what seemed to be direct contrast to Macron’s warnings, Trump asserted, “Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before.” (politico.com, Aug. 23)But “assistance” from the U.S. usually comes with imperialist intervention and occupation. At the G7 meeting, Trump didn’t bother to attend the discussion on climate and biodiversity held on Aug. 26 where the Amazon fires were a big topic. Out of that meeting, a $20 million pledge was made as a band-aid solution to fund Amazon countries to battle forest fires and to launch a long-term initiative to protect the rainforest. In 2017, Bolsonaro lauded Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  After the fires spread to neighboring Bolivia, President Evo Morales announced an extensive plan of action, stating: “We are no longer forced to submit to ‘international aid.’ ” The measures included the use of a 747 Supertanker, six helicopters and 10 light aircraft to douse the fires; the dispatch of extra troops as reinforcement for firefighters; and the formation of an emergency cabinet to address the situation. On the first day the fires hit Bolivia, Morales delivered emergency food and two helicopters to evacuate affected areas.After initially claiming that the fires might have been set by nongovernmental organizations and that the criticism against him was part of a foreign conspiracy, Bolsonaro finally made an abrupt reversal of his do-nothing stance on Aug. 23. He announced a military operation to contain the fires in six Brazilian states, claiming in a televised address that his government would have “zero tolerance” for environmental lawbreaking.What is clear is that it will take a people’s movement to stop the continued environmental devastation affecting the lives of every person on the planet. The Global Climate Strike from Sept. 20-27 will be one step forward. Ultimately, however, capitalism itself must be destroyed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Five points on the attack on the anti-imperialist conference in Venezuela

first_imgBy Iñaki Gil de San VicentePublished by Resumen Latinoamericano and translated into English by its North America bureau. Slightly edited by Workers World. The author is a Basque Marxist. He’s writing about an important anti-imperialist conference held in Caracas at the end of January and the five obstacles U.S. imperialism created as part of its relentless attack on revolutionary Venezuela.Jan. 23 — The hostile reaction directed from abroad against the Anti-imperialist Encounter for Life, Sovereignty and Peace, held in Caracas on Jan. 22-25, demands thoughtful attention from all of us, especially from those who were not allowed to attend the event.Members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in Caracas.First: The boycott carried out by several airlines trying to prevent delegates from attending the event confirms the need to celebrate that it happened at all and that the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) made a good move in organizing it.Nowadays, we are facing several decisive battlefronts in the war between imperialism and exploited humanity.  Venezuela is one of them. Together with Cuba, it forms the most decisive front in the double task of restoring the emancipating forces of Our America and moving the revolutionary process to the offensive.But Venezuela and Cuba are also important worldwide because, besides strengthening their alliance with other powers that are in one way or another confronting imperialism, and given their own diverse interests above all, these two countries also confirm the unquestionable historical lesson that the people’s sovereignty depends on its capacity for self-defence.Bolivia’s catastrophe confirms history once again: Imperialism will never give up. It is always updating its counterattacks; it never ceases its destabilizing attempts to bribe and co-opt despicable people, getting mercenaries appointed to fulfill the orders given by the local bourgeoisie and by imperialism itself.Second: For a while good people, revolutionary people, have been enduring airport restrictions and attacks on their freedom of communication, of movement, of attending events, debates and solidarity meetings. We face increasing repression directed against these rights. These repressive steps remind us of the desperate measures taken by many states that go back generations.Let’s start with the prevention of any expression of solidarity during the Roman–Greek and medieval wars; the suffocating vigilance over enslaved people; the peasant wars; Andean and continental revolts; the first bourgeois revolutions; the beginning of working-class and popular movements — all faced every sort of obstacle. There were the 1848 repressive controls imposed on meetings to organize the First International and the siege during the 1871 Paris Commune.Then came the anti-socialist laws of the late 19th century and the siege laid against the Second International and Third International. And today there is the obsession over limiting and silencing Cuba and Our America, which always fails.We also recall the Spanish king’s ridiculous aspiration of silencing Hugo Chávez — whose voice is still heard in this crucial anti-imperialist event in Caracas, as well as the voices of Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Colombian leader Manuel Marulanda, Basque leaderJosé Miguel Beñaran Ordeñana (known to his comrades as Argala), Chile’s Salvador Allende, Colombia’s Camilo Torres Restrepo, Congo’s Patrice Lumumba, Burkina Faso’s Thomas Sankara, Guinean politician Amilcar Cabral, Che Guevara, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Leon Trotsky, Spain’s Buenaventura Durruti, Andreu Nin Pérez, Julio Antonio Mella, Peru’s José Carlos Mariátegui, Vladimir Lenin, Emiliano Zapata, Rosa Luxemburg, Cuba’s José Julián Martí , Mikhail Bakunin, Haiti’s Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Alexandre Pétion, Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar, Inca leader Túpac Amaru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela’s Miguel I of Buría — and so many working women who are made invisible but are in fact the intellect and heart of the dignity we have today.Third: Everything indicates that the open repressive trend is speeding up. This time, imperialism coordinated sabotage against the anti-imperialist event taking place now in Caracas, getting civilian airlines from a third country not to process airline tickets to Venezuela.Thus political-military commands have torpedoed foreign civilian companies, extending this attack to the basic human rights of travel and free speech. We are witnessing another leap forward in the recent process of coordinating repression carried out by secret services and international political bodies, confirming that imperialism’s nature is irreconcilable with the slightest democracy. This complexity is right now explaining this obsessive attack against the anti-imperialist event in Caracas.Fourth: The capitalist economy nowadays and the power of the United States and the European Union are facing more and more serious obstacles. For instance, the giant global debt won’t stop growing, given the suicidal policy maintained by the large banking system during the last few years amidst what’s known as “cheap money.”This debt represents about 320 percent of the world’s annual gross domestic product. According to the perspective of imperialism, there are only two ways to reduce it to a manageable amount: transferring it to workers, as well as to any competing powers that refuse to be pawns of imperialism.But this is not the only existing threat. There are more. The most serious are the Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall and the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation [as explained by Karl Marx].When the different levels of this crisis merge in a single collapse, imperialism has no other recourse than mass destruction of accrued value, or dead work, so that infrastructure and productive forces can try to start another phase of expansion. This is why they can’t stand it if people just gather to discuss a minimal step toward the people’s emancipation.Fifth: Regardless of the repression and harassment, we must multiply these encounters, these debates. We must coordinate them and advance in the anti-imperialist practice, because every second we lose is a vital second we give to the imperialists to regroup and counterattack.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Delta Gamma Anchor Bowl supports service for sight

first_imgFacebook Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Brody Haverstickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brody-haverstick/ Brody Haverstick Brody Haverstickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brody-haverstick/ Linkedin Brody Haverstick is sophomore journalism major from Louisville, Kentucky. He wants to work in public relations after graduation. Previous articleVolleyball sweeps Bison to wrap up non-conference playNext articleCampus Recreation hosting fall break trip to Matagorda Island Brody Haverstick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Chanukah celebration to bring awareness of religion ReddIt + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Pink Peppermint Project hosts second annual Glamcon Experience printService. Awareness. Fundraising.Rachel Reinert, vice president of foundations, said these were the three key factors to Delta Gamma’s philanthropy event this year.The sorority hosted its annual Anchor Bowl fundraiser to raise money for Service for Sight through a friendly tournament of flag football.“Anchor Bowl is special to us because it allows the Greek community to come together to raise money for a cause while having fun,” Reinert said.Members of Delta Gamma at TCU show their Sorority’s sign at the 2017 Anchor Bowl. Photo courtesy of Heidi Lemelin.The event supports five schools, founded by Delta Gamma, for the visually impaired. It also supports other organizations who share their mission to help promote sight preservation and conservation.“Every semester our members have the opportunity to participate in at least 10 hours of service,” Reinert said. “At Gamma Tau, we work in conjunction with the local Lighthouse for the Blind in Fort Worth.”In addition to working with the Lighthouse, Delta Gamma sends women from the chapter to serve at St. Paul Lutheran Church twice a week to create braille Bibles.Sarah Merrifield, a sophomore biology major and a member of Delta Gamma, said that Service for Sight adds depth to the experience because students get to provide aid to the visually impaired community both as individuals and as a sorority.  Reinert said Delta Gamma usually raises $25,000 a year for Service for Sight, with most of the money coming from Anchor Bowl.“Anchor Bowl is a lot of fun,” said Ty Huggins, a sophomore accounting major and member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. “I went last year and got to play football while knowing that I was helping out with a good cause.” He said it is an event his fraternity anticipates every year.Delta Gamma has hosted the anchor bowl since 2012. Students address diversity and inclusion in ‘Dear TCU’ campaign Brody Haverstickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brody-haverstick/ Delta Gamma members Paige Mulry (left) and Aubrey Crow (right) pose for a photo at the  2017 Anchor Bowl. Photograph from Heidi Lemelin.last_img read more

Journalists flee Swat valley en masse

first_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the situation in the Swat valley as the Pakistani armed forces step up their operations against the Taliban there. Newspapers had already stopped publishing after the military imposed a curfew. Now journalists are fleeing to safer areas. The Khyber Union of Journalists today urged the government to allow the media access to Mingora, the largest city in the valley. “It is now impossible to get independently-sourced information about what is happening in the Swat valley,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists are fleeing en masse. None of them wants to stay there anymore. We urge the authorities to issue journalists with permits that allow them to circulate during curfew hours. We also call for immediate measures to guarantee the security of journalists, so that they can return to the valley and resume working there.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The Swat valley has become a lawless area without news media and without journalists. This situation is unacceptable and must be remedied by the government at once.”At a news conference today, Khyber Union of Journalists president Mohammad Riaz said: “There is a complete blackout of news from Swat, Buner and Dir. There is no source of dissemination of news. No one is aware about the actual situation.”Swat press club president Salahuddin Khan told Reporters Without Borders yesterday that all the journalists had left the valley and that it was “now without any news media.”Veteran journalists such as Ghulam Farooq, the editor of Shamal, and Fayyaz Zafar, the editor of the online newspaper Zama Swat, left Swat on 7 May and moved to cities such as Peshawar. “I have just left with my family and I am staying with a friend a long way from Mingora as journalism is no longer an easy trade to practice,” Farooq told Reporters Without Borders by phone. A few journalists such as TV reporter Shireenzada had been holding on despite the danger. He told Reporters Without Borders a few days ago: “Let’s hope nothing serious happens.” He said he had stockpiled fuel and food for the difficult days to come. He was the last reporter to try to provide information about what was happening in the combat zone. Shireenzada finally pulled out for safety reasons yesterday. “I have also left Swat with my family because it is extremely hard to be a journalist in the current situation,” he said. “Swat is now without any journalists.”Shireenzada said there were still several thousand inhabitants trapped in Mingora waiting for the end of the curfew in order to leave for safer areas. He added that they would soon run out of water and food because of the lack of electricity and the curfew. PakistanAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire May 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists flee Swat valley en masse Help by sharing this information January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalistscenter_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News News April 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en last_img read more

Independent radio station for Eritreans begins broadcasting from Paris

first_img RSF_en to go further EritreaAfrica EritreaAfrica January 13, 2021 Find out more April 14, 2021 Find out more News News Follow the news on Eritrea June 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent radio station for Eritreans begins broadcasting from Paris Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home?center_img Organisation Reports RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Receive email alerts Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case News Radio Erena (“Our Eritrea”), a Tigrinya-language station broadcasting by satellite to Eritrea, began operating today in Paris, five days ahead of World Refugee Day. The result of an initiative by Eritrean journalists based abroad and supported by Reporters Without Borders, the station is offering freely-reported, independent news and information to Eritreans in Eritrea.“The glaring absence of independent news media in Eritrea convinced us to support this historic project,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Only a few countries such as Burma, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea are subject to so much repression that there are absolutely no independent media.”Julliard added: “We are delighted that Radio Erena’s launch will enable Eritrean journalists in exile to resume working and to broadcast news to their compatriots that is different from the news they get from the state media.”The station’s editor in chief, Biniam Simon, said: “I have dedicated my life to the news media and information technology because I love people to be in touch with each other. Now I am happy because Radio Erena is going to link Eritrea with the outside world.” A former TV presenter, Simon fled Eritrea in early 2007 because he feared he would be arrested.Independent of any political organisation or government, Radio Erena is offering news, cultural programmes, music and entertainment. A network of contributors based in the United States, Italy, Britain and the Netherlands is providing the Paris-based staff with Tigrinya-language programmes that are broadcast via Arabsat’s Badr-6 satellite. Eritreans can tune into Radio Erena on the 11,785 Mhz frequency with vertical polarisation (SR 27500, FEC 3/4).The station’s programming will soon be broadcast on the Internet as well, so that the Eritrean diaspora will also be able to listen to it.Eritrea has had no free press since September 2001, when the few Asmara-based independent newspapers were closed down and their publishers and editors were arrested as part of a wave of round-ups ordered by President Issaias Afeworki. Since then, the only news available to Eritreans in their national language has been provided by the state media – Eri-TV, Radio Dimtsi Hafash and the government daily Hadas Eritrea – which are all closely supervised by the information ministry.Africa’s biggest prison for journalists, Eritrea has for the past two years been ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders index that measures the degree of respect for press freedom in a total of 173 countries. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, there were at least 17 journalists imprisoned in Eritrea at the start of 2009. More than 20 other journalists have joined the list since a wave of arrests in February in Radio Bana and several other news media. In most cases, it is not known where they are being held.More information on press freedom in Eritrea Help by sharing this information October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Brundidge Station back on agenda

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Referenced on the rental policy was that no concession sales or admission charges could be collected on the premises of Brundidge Station at any time.The changes were to go into effect January 1, 2017. However, at the council’s meeting on January 3, Council Member Betty Baxter, District 1, voiced opposition to the changes for the multipurpose facility. Baxter cited the inability of some residents to pay the increase in the rental policy and also the inability to pay a security guard.Baxter also said the 12 a.m. curfew does not give the lessee adequate time to vacate the building after an event and said the curfew should be extended to 2 a.m. Mayor Isabell Boyd and Council Members Arthur Lee Griffin, District 2, and Byron Gaynor, District 4, were in agreement. Council Member Margaret Ross, District 3 opposed the 2 p.m. curfew. Council Member Chris Foster, District 5, did not express an opinion at that time.However, Foster said Friday that his impression is that the multi-purpose building is to be used specifically for community and family-type events.“I don’t really think the city should be in competition with other event-type businesses in and nearby the city,” he said. Ross said she is opposed to the 2 a.m. curfew and supports an increase in the rental fee.“Brundidge Station is here for the use of our citizens for events such as receptions, birthday parties and family reunions,” she said. “It was never intended to be a night club. Nothing needs to be going on in the city of Brundidge at 2 a.m. We don’t need that kind of activity. Brundidge Station is not a juke joint.” Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… At its Tuesday meeting, the Brundidge City Council will once again consider changes to the rental policy for Brundidge Station, the city’s multi-purpose facility that houses the Brundidge Nutrition Program on a daily basis.On September 6, 2016, the council voted and approved recommended changes to the policy that included an increase in the rental fee and licensed security or an off duty police offer at the lessee’s expense for events between the hours of 6 p.m. and 12 a.m.The rental fee increase was from $100 a day with a $50 refundable deposit to $200 a day with a $100 refundable deposit. Ross said she favors the increase in the rental policy.“We just spent nearly $12,000 to have the floor of Brundidge Station redone,” she said.To get the inside of the building repainted will be a thousand dollars or more. When a building is rented, it’s going to require more maintenance and those who rent it should share some of the financial responsibility.”Boyd said she will hold her comments on the rental policy until Tuesday’s meeting. Council Members Baxter and Griffin could not be reached Friday for comment.The Brundidge City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Brundidge City Hall. The meeting is open to the public. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2017 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen You Might Like FEASABILITY: County officials seek input on plans for new jail While the existing and outdated Pike County Jail is undergoing renovations to stabilize the structure, county officials are in the… read more Brundidge Station back on agenda Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more