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Vote for Safe Passage to win a $25,000 grant

first_imgBatesville, IN—Safe Passage, Inc. is one of 200 finalists for a sizeable State Farm grant, but needs the communities’ help to advance. In order to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist national program, the domestic and sexual violence shelter and support services for the six-county area needs supporters to go online and vote daily (up to 10 times a day) for the grant.The voting is nine days, and starts on tomorrow, Aug. 14 and ends Aug. 23. “You don’t have to spend a dime and it’s just a moment or two of your time, but with the click of a button you can help save lives,” said Mary Mattingly, Community Outreach Director for Safe Passage.The program the nonprofit submitted is for the Rural Mobile Greatest Asset Center. Evidence-based, this program is to expand beyond the shelter to the rural communities, reaching HeadStart, libraries, schools, and other organizations with at-risk youth. Depending on the age, Safe Passage presents asset-building lessons or healthy relationship curriculum. There is no cost to the school or organization and the funding would allow a greater presence in all six counties by supporting staff and materials, such as books, crafts and more, plus a vehicle to cover the 1900 square miles in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Switzerland, Ripley, and Jefferson Counties. Prevention and education is part of the organization’s mission, with the intent to change the cultural mindset toward ending domestic and sexual violence.Click here for the link to vote.   Vote daily and up to 10 times a day. Safe Passage is also sharing this link through social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and the website.last_img read more

World Cup Sponsor, Hisense, Takes over Toshiba

first_imgHisense, a leading global brand in home appliances manufacturing is also the first Asian corporate sponsor of Russia 2018.This acquisition includes Toshiba TV productions, brands and operations service worldwide.The acquisition agreement that was signed off on November 14, 2017 with erstwhile owners, Toshiba Corporation of Japan, cost Hisense 12.9 billion Japanese Tuan (about $115 million).The Toshiba corporation management will however retain 5 per cent of the production, research and development , engineering and sales functions.Until this development, Toshiba had dominated the global television technology and market shares for 142 years and boasts an incredible share across the entire Asia, America, Europe and the Latin Americans.The company primarily operated Toshiba TV and various auxiliary products including commercial display and advertisement display products. They had two factories in Japan patents related to TV image quality and acoustics’.Chief Executive Officer, Hisense Group, Mr Lin Hongxin, lauded the major acquisition and assured all stakeholders of the company‘s determination to optimise Toshiba’s resources in research and development, supply chain, global sales channels and support each other in display technology to provide competitive content, operation services for smart TVs in the global market as well as to accomplish sustained fast – growth and hold on the Japanese market.In the last 12 months, sales of Toshiba TV had ranked No.3 in the Japanese market. While Hisense TV‘s market share is the highest among all foreign brands.All over the world, Hisense colour TV business ranked third in 2016 while it also maintained a consistent leadership position in China for 13 consecutive years.In Nigeria Hisense has been equally visible with products sales and services nationwide through its proxy Fouani Nigeria Limited.Only recently, it opened its first showroom in Port Harcourt while other outlets are billed for opening in Lagos, Kano, Ibadan and Abuja soon.According to Hingxon, Hisense, with the benefit of the Toshiba acquisition, will develop and enlarge its international strategy for TV business in research and development branding and marketing by operating other multiple brands.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram An Official Sponsor of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Hisense Electronic Company Ltd, has acquired 95 per cent shares of Toshiba Visual Corporation (TVS).As a key element of Hisense’s global strategy, the brand sponsored the last editions of the European Cup and the FIFA Confederation Cup also in Russia last June.last_img read more

Collina Reveals New Orders for World Cup Refs after Penalty Protests

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic and Harry Kane, if early matches of Serbia and England were replayed, would benefit from penalty claims turned down in their respective games against Switzerland and Tunisia.World Cup referees were enabled, by the introduction of video assistance, to hit a 99.3pc ‘perfection rate’ according to FIFA refereeing Chairman Pierluigi Collina. But Collina has also indicated one particular flaw in officials’ initial orders, reports AIPS News.This was not so much an issue of VAR but about what should, and should not, be permitted in terms of physical contact. Mitrovic and Kane were both manhandled by defenders in those games without any support from referees Felix Brych of Germany and Colombian Wilmar Roldan.England, happily, did defeat Tunisia 2-1 eventually but Serbia were left furious: the score in their game against Switzerland was 1-1 at the time of the incident and they ultimately lost 2-1 to a last-minute goal.England and Serbia both raised queries about the incidents and Collina told a media briefing: “At a certain point of the group phase there were some incidents which disappeared.“We had some holdings (of players) but in the following matches they either disappeared or, if they continued, were punished by the appropriate decisions and, if in the penalty area, a penalty kick.“We noticed, intervened and fine-tuned. You were able to appreciate that something had changed.”The issue of penalty box man-marking was the only note of negativity conceded by Collina among his paean of praise for VAR.Collina reported the 3.4 average of cards per game as equal to major club competitions at domestic and international level and noted with satisfaction that only three red cards had been shown, two of those for double-yellows. The number of penalties had doubled compared with 2010 and 2014 through “more accurate control of what went on inside the penalty area.”Some 335 incidents had been checked by VAR including all 122 goals. Collina’s team had registered 17 VAR reviews during games with 14 seeing the referee run to his monitor screen. The three decisions immediately corrected concerned two for offside and one for mistaken identity on a booking.Collina added: “We have had 14 decisions changed by the intervention of VAR, six penalty awards changed on the intervention of VAR – with one changed from a free-kick to a penalty and two penalty awards by the referee being reversed after a monitor review.”This meant that Collina assessed 95pc of the referees’ own decisions as having been correct, a ‘perfection rate’ improved to 99.3 by the use of VAR.He added: “Before the competition we said VAR does not mean perfection, there could be some wrong interpretation of or mistake but 99.3pc is very close to perfection.”The average time for a VAR review was 80 seconds which answered pre-finals concerns about time lost. Referees are under instructions to add time for video reviews though they do not add time for standard match interruptions such as free-kicks and throw-ins.FIFA’s Director of Refereeing, Massimo Busacca, concluded: “After 48 games, we haven’t had a single scandal, and that’s very important.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

J-D girls soccer starts another state championship quest

first_imgNinth-grader Megan Baker had one goal and one assist, while Grace Dimkopoulos and Alice O’Conner added single tallies. Active in the net, Katie Cappelletti stopped eight of the nine shots she faced.Still at home for Tuesday’s SCAC Empire division opener, J-D took out Fulton 8-0, and O’Conner was at the forefront of a well-balanced attack, scoring twice and adding a pair of assists.Dimkopoulos and Megan Baker also had two-goal outings, with single tallies going to Kousmanidis and Sydney Balotin. Sydney Baker chimed in with two assists and Denise Yaeger added a single assist. A visit to Cortland Thursday night yielded the same result, and while it was not as lopsided, J-D handled the Purple Tigers 5-0, spreading its production around quite well.Kousmanidis scored twice, with Dimkopoulos earning one goal and one assist. Megan Baker and Sydney Baker both found the net as Megan joined Balotin in the assist column.Then J-D hosted Central Square Saturday afternoon, and while it had some defensive lapses, the Red Rams produced more than enough to defeat the Redhawks 5-2.To counteract goals by Central Square’s Emma Hermann and Ashley Concolina, J-D had Lindsay Hildreth and Megan Baker go to the forefront, each scoring twice. Balotin added the other goal as Kousmanidis and Sydney Baker had one assist apiece.Back on Tuesday night, East Syracuse Minoa won its season opener, blanking Auburn 3-0 as it took 14 shots to the Maroons’ two and converted on single goals by Angelina Polcaro, Katie Cox and Abby Hudgins. Natalie Peterson assisted on two of those goals.A 1-0 defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse followed on Thursday night, leaving the Spartans at 1-1 as it went to Fulton on Saturday afternoon, knowing a game with J-D looms late this week.Christian Brothers Academy struggled in last Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat to Marcellus, even though it had plenty of opportunities and  took 10 shots, all stopped by Mustangs goalie Ellie Shaw. Sarah Fallon, Sara Mielnicki and Macie Szalach converted for Marcellus.Two days later, CBA had its own meeting with West Genesee and took another 3-0 loss. Emily Jones made 11 saves, but Emily Dunning, Christina Van Allen and Giovanna Vigliotti all scored for the Wildcats.Manilus-Pebble Hill took a 7-3 defeat to Tully. Though Natalie Stone scored twice and Katherine Mezzalingua added a goal, the Black Knights swarmed the Trojans’ defense, overcoming 16 saves by Angelique Holligan as Jade Dillenbeck led Tully with three goals.Bishop Grimes got outscored last Friday by LaFayette in a wild 6-5 match where Jenna Sloan’s trio of goals, plus an assist, were not quite enough, sophomore Katherine Murphy assisting on four goals (one by fellow sophomore Natalie Musolino) while converting the other.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Ten consecutive Section III Class A championships in a row is, by any reasonable standard, an incredible feat, one the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team could savor.But after a third visit to the state championship game in 2018 resulted in a painful overtime defeat to Valley Stream South, the Red Rams enter this season bent on claiming the most prestigious prize that has so far eluded them.Signaling those intentions in its Aug. 30 season opener, J-D tore past West Genesee 5-1, with returning senior Tonia Kousmanidis netting two of the Rams’ goals.center_img Tags: Bishop GrimesCBAESMgirls soccerJ-DMPHlast_img read more

IHOC : Syracuse struggles through losing season, but players remain hopeful for program’s future

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ On a two-on-one advantage with three minutes left, Syracuse had a chance to tie the game against Mercyhurst on Friday. But the shot by Margot Scharfe clanked off the post, and Syracuse was out of luck once again, falling by one goal.It has been an all-too-familiar trend SU head coach Paul Flanagan has faced all season long.‘A bounce here and there,’ Flanagan said. ‘I mean that’s kind of been the story of our season from start to finish. … That kind of sums things up. In a good year, those goals go in and you continue on and you get the ‘W.”But wins and lucky breaks were hard to come by for Flanagan and his team in a disappointing campaign. And though SU’s season of misfortune was seen on the ice, it was noticed off the ice as well. Flanagan dealt with multiple injuries to key players and dealt with top-tier players transferring away before the season even began. Still, the players gained valuable experience, and the Orange returns its nucleus for next season.Syracuse (10-22-3, 1-8-3 College Hockey America) earned just one conference win on the season. For the first time since the program’s first season in 2008, SU failed to advance to the CHA tournament finals. Syracuse scored a program-low 78 goals and allowed program-high goals against with 115.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘That’s kind of how the whole year felt,’ senior defender Lisa Mullan said. ‘So like nothing could go our way, from the small things like little bounces on the ice to injuries and transfers. It seemed like nothing was going our way this year.’The trouble for the Orange started before the season began. Star forward Isabel Menard, who led the team in scoring last year, left the program to play for Boston University. Kelsey Welch had a big year at Niagara, tallying 17 points for the Purple Eagles.Syracuse also dealt with the losses of Mullan, Akane Hosoyamada, Allie LaCombe and Jenesica Drinkwater to injury at various points. Christina LaCombe also left midway through the season due to personal reasons.That left holes in the lineup at times, and senior forward Megan Skelly said it made it hard to put together consistent performances.‘It is a lot harder when people are missing, even if it’s for a couple of days, because it ultimately affects the lineup, the chemistry of the team, the line,’ Skelly said. ‘Not even having certain players, it affects everything.’While the injuries complicated things for Flanagan, it also allowed him to insert other capable players. Underclassmen Margot Scharfe, Holly Carrie-Mattimoe, Nicole Ferrara and Shiann Darkangelo all showed flashes of being scoring threats.Carrie-Mattiemoe and Scharfe were the top two goal scorers on the team. Darkangelo notched a hat trick in the final game of the season.Flanagan said he wasn’t sure what to expect from Scharfe entering the season. But she surprised Flanagan with her production. Scharfe scored 13 goals and dished out 13 assists, tying Mattimoe for the team lead in points.Flanagan pegged Ferrara as a player on the third or fourth line, but she worked her way onto the first line and was fourth on the team in scoring.‘Our freshmen are really going to be a whole different squad,’ Mullan said. ‘The skills there now, I think they’re going to have the confidence.’But this season, that confidence never developed. The losses piled up with each bad bounce.Still, Skelly knows being a bottom-feeder in the CHA is not the standard Syracuse has to set for itself during her career. With the talent the Orange returns, the 2011-12 campaign is just a bump in the road for the young program.‘Hopefully they can build on the positives of this season,’ Skelly said. ‘Although it might not be the most positive, you’ve got to take out what you can and prove this season didn’t reflect what this program’s about.’ Published on March 5, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Michele Norris discusses ‘Race Card Project’

first_imgFollow Alexandria on Twitter @alimar18 On Wednesday afternoon, USC Spectrum hosted the event The Race Card Project: A Conversation with Michele Norris. The discussion took place in the Rosen Screening Room on the second floor of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center and was moderated by George J. Sanchez, vice dean for diversity in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.All smiles · Radio journalist Michele Norris said she was impressed by students’ openness with the issue of race and identity on Wednesday. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanNorris is a radio journalist and current host of National Public Radio. She created The Race Card Project as an online communityto start conversations about race and identity.Norris handed out “race cards” at the beginning of her talk so that all those who attended could fill them out with six words about race.“I’ve been listening to NPR for years and knowing that Michele Norris is here was exciting for me,” said Jenny Di, a freshman majoring in policy, planning and development.When Norris first began the project, she was worried that people would feel uncomfortable talking to her. After sending out a preliminary set of race cards, however, about 30 percent of the cards were returned to her. Within eight months, Norris moved the Race Card Project to social media.“Diversity was important for a long time because it was about equality, but now sometimes people take diversity for granted since it comes so easily,” Norris said.At first, many of the cards came back from anonymous writers, but over time, people began to come forward with their stories and experiences and were willing to give their names.Norris presented points about how people view themselves and others based on race. She said being aware of others’ stories allows people to see them in a different light.According to The Race Card Project’s website, Norris asked people to think about their experiences, hopes, questions, dreams, laments and observations about race and identity and put their ideas into a sentence with only six words. This sentence would make up their “race cards.” Some of these cards were also accompanied by a story explaining the history behind why people selected their six words.“There are a lot of new things she brought up for me, specifically about the stories of people who used to be oppressors and asking them to offer their stories,” said Rachel Jones, a junior majoring in political science.Norris mentioned that a lot of the time, people are uncomfortable talking about race, but she said The Race Card Project helps pull race out of the shadows.“I was humbled by how much people can pack into just six words,” Norris said.Many students wrote personal notes for the Race Card Wall.“I’m a human, not a fruit,” Gabrielle Guzman’s note read.“Indian with a feather, not a dot,” Courtney Randolph wrote on hers.Rather than viewing race as “taboo,” Norris attempted to break down that barrier.“[Norris] talks about the importance of conversation and how we need to do it a lot and meet with people,” Jones said. “We live on a very diverse campus and we should be able to talk to each other.”The Race Card Project has teamed up with the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin, Madison to encourage people associated with the universities to join in the conversation.The talk concluded with Norris passing around a booklet containing quotes from various peoples’ six-word “race cards,” and a Q&A session.last_img read more

Malachi Richardson will enter NBA Draft but not sign with an agent

first_imgRichardson ranked second on Syracuse with 13.4 points per game as a freshman and averaged 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. His most memorable performance came against Virginia in the Elite Eight, when his 21 second-half points helped erase a 16-point deficit with under 20 minutes to go en route to the Orange’s Final Four appearance.In a statement via the SU basketball Twitter account, Boeheim said, “With the new rules, it’s an opportunity for Malachi to get a better understanding of where he would be in the draft.” Richardson will be able to weigh the opinions of NBA personnel before making a decision to become the latest one-and-done Syracuse standout or return for a second season with the Orange. Comments Published on April 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Malachi Richardson will enter his name into the 2016 NBA Draft but not hire an agent, according to Jim Boeheim via the official Syracuse basketball Twitter account.In a rule passed by the NCAA earlier this year, underclassmen are able to return to school even if they’ve declared for the draft. They are able to participate in the NBA Draft Combine, which takes place May 11-15, and participate in one NBA team tryout. Richardson will have until May 25 to leave his name in the draft or return to Syracuse. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Codere reforms organisation to drive ‘global efficiencies’

first_img Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Share The governance of Bolsa Madrid-listed Grupo Codere SA has allowed the firm’s executive team to carry out a series of organisational reforms, designed to improve and simplify Codere’s globalised day-to-day operating structures.In its update, the executive of embattled Codere, details that organisational reforms are needed to simplify the firm’s regional units, enhance commercial capacities, whilst improving corporate operating margins and global synergy development.Presenting its new organisational structure, Codere’s executive splits operational and regional leadership into two separate units, reporting directly to Group Chief Executive Vicente Di Loreto.Moving forward, Codere’s commercial performance will be led by Regional General Managers – Alejandro Pascual (Europe), Rodrigo Gonzalez (Mexico) and Bernardo Chena (LATAM)The reorganisation, sees Codere’s LATAM division absorb operating teams for Argentina, Uruguay, Panama and Colombia.Supporting, Codere global operating structures, this February the firm announced the launch of its new group cloud operating system designed and developed by Telefonica and Hewlett Packard Business Enterprise.“I have the greatest confidence in our management team and in our organization. The extensive experience and talent of those who make up Codere are undoubtedly great assets with which to face the opportunities and challenges that the market presents, “said Vicente Di Loreto, general director of Grupo Codere.last_img read more

Angels Notes: JC Ramirez expected to resume throwing next week

first_img“You’re never out of the woods until they get on a mound and start throwing to hitters,” Eppler said. “That’s usually where you find yourself at a point of kind of exhaling.”ALSOThe Angels have agreed on a minor league deal with catcher Curt Casali. Casali, 29, has played parts of four big league seasons, all with the Tampa Bay Rays. He is a career .199 hitter with a .285 on-base percentage. He is the second player the Angels have signed to a minor-league deal this winter, after outfielder Jared Hoying, who had been with the Texas Rangers. JC Ramirez underwent an exam that showed continuing improvement of his damaged ulnar collateral ligament on Monday, leading the Angels to plan for him to resume light throwing next week.“Based on the band of outcomes we could have had, this was one of the more positive,” General Manager Billy Eppler said.Ramirez, a revelation in the Angels’ rotation in 2017, missed the final six weeks of the season and then underwent stem-cell therapy. He has undergone three ultrasound exams, each showing enough healing that the Angels are encouraged he can avoid surgery.The Angels won’t know for sure until spring training, though. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA voices continue to swell in support of protests for George Floyd

first_img“We all say as public figures we need to use our platforms to help inspire & give positive messages, but I have to ask the question to myself. … Is it enough?” he wrote. “Yes there has been progress and we must recognize but we have been told that it takes time. Our great grandparents said it. Grandparents said it. Parents said it. WE ARE SAYING IT!! Enough is enough. Stand for something or fall for everything.”Frustration extended past just the player ranks. One of the most striking statements released by an NBA team over the weekend as protests boiled over in several U.S. cities came from the Clippers, who attributed a statement to coach Doc Rivers, who said his father, a 30-year police veteran in Chicago, would be “hurt and outraged by the senseless acts of racial injustice that continue to plague our country.”Rivers said he’d been called names and had his house burned down, and asked for understanding for protests, which he called “decades in the making.” Players on the Lakers drew a clear line in their frustration about the issue, which many of them have said is rooted in institutional racism. On Sunday afternoon, much of the team, including LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Jared Dudley, JaVale McGee, Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook, shared the same post on Instagram and Twitter: “If YOU ain’t wit US, WE ain’t with Y’ALL.” UCLA football’s Jake Burton enters transfer portal with hopes of playing this fall Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” he wrote. “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img “Too often, people rush to judge the response, instead of the actions that prompted it,” he said in the statement. “We have allowed too many tragedies to pass in vain. This isn’t an African-American issue. This is a human issue. Our society must start getting uncomfortable with the uncomfortable conversation and do the right thing.”The Lakers released a team statement on Saturday night: “Everyone has the right to live free from fear and to be treated with dignity and respect. We hear the pain of our Black community and we will not stay silent.”One of the more surprising statements came from Michael Jordan, the Charlotte Hornets owner who has famously remained apolitical throughout much of his career. He called for people to put pressure on leaders to change laws, or vote for such change in response to Floyd’s death. Amid a crowd of thousands making their way down an Atlanta street on Saturday afternoon, Jaylen Brown might’ve looked relatively anonymous among the masked crowd in his hometown.But the Celtics forward wasn’t anonymous or innocuous as he rallied protesters to a memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., and helped lead the march.Internet video showed Brown holding a sign that read “I CAN’T BREATHE.” It’s a sentiment being shared around the NBA, from players, coaches and even team statements, as protesters of police brutality against African Americans and law enforcement have clashed all over the country.The death of George Floyd has resonated in the NBA, not only because Floyd was a friend of former NBA player Stephen Jackson, but also because many of the league’s prominent voices have consistently spoken out for years against police violence against black people. Players also posted personal sentiments. Kyle Kuzma posted a picture of a protester kneeling before a line of police, with a caption that spoke to a “heavy heart.” Rams, Chargers announce SoFi Stadium won’t host fans until further notice Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ last_img read more