USG Senate passes diversity resolution

first_imgThree cheers · Students celebrate Tuesday evening in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center after the Undergraduate Student Government Senate passes the campus climate diversity resolution with an 11-1 vote. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate passed the Campus Climate resolution, postponed two weeks ago and introduced nearly a month ago, at its meeting Tuesday night. The passing vote was nearly unanimous, with Sen. Jacob Ellenhorn voting against, and ended with a resounding “Aye!” from Sen. Alec White.The Rosen Room in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center was filled with posters placed by enthusiastic students, such as “I FIGHT ON TO SEE CHANGE,” “CHILDREN OF THE RESOLUTION” and “#diSCriminationLivesHere.” The room was also packed to the point that some students had to be moved to another room to watch the procedures livestream.USG President Rini Sampath, who was an active participant during the evening, said that this victory is by no means conclusive.“This is just step one of a larger advocacy process,” Sampath said. “We’re making sure that our University is able to implement these diversity initiatives and make our campus climate better.”Sampath said that the next step will come on Nov. 23, during a scheduled meeting with Provost Michael Quick that she hopes will be “productive” and “beneficial for the student body.”The intricate process of passing the resolution took place more in the offices of USG than at the actual meeting, during prolonged meetings in which senators and USG directors debated and compromised on each of the amendments.Right before the vote, Sen. Bulk Lao commented on the effort that went into this initiative.“We worked really hard,” Lao said. “We went to a meeting at 10 p.m. all the way to midnight on a Sunday, working on this resolution. So people have put a lot of time and effort into this.”The vote on the resolution was preceded by heated debate.One discussion focused on the proposed $100 million to be allocated for scholarships and tenured faculty positions for underrepresented communities. Sen. Giuseppe Robalino wanted to change the amendment in an effort to remove this specific sum from the resolution.“Today, actually, I was at a scholarship luncheon … and I had the opportunity to meet my donor of my scholarship,” Robalino said. “I shared with him the particular provision in this resolution regarding the $100 million. His response was … that the number was not an appropriate number and that it was too high, and this is someone who is donating millions of dollars to USC.”Sampath responded by mentioning George Lucas, who has recently donated $10 million to the School of Cinematic Arts for diversity-related scholarships.“There are other donors. If you ask George Lucas, he’s probably going to have another perspective,” Sampath said. “I don’t think that the argument of donors having an issue is really going to strike this down as it stands, because it is pretty evident that we do have donors and trustees that are ready to invest in the diversification and the strengthening of our underrepresented communities at USC.”Another point of argument was a provision of the resolution that asked for greater enrollment of minority faculty and students. Sen. Chris Fong had an issue with the wording of the amendment, fearing that the word “enrollment” could lead to racial quotas and affirmative action.“I do agree that we should recruit underrepresented students, and [for] the ones we do have we should make an effort to retain,” Fong said. “But by saying you will ‘enroll, hire and appoint’ based on race, I think that that’s where we have these implications of racial quotas and affirmative action.”Director of Community Affairs Brianna Thorpe responded, arguing that there are de facto quotas in place and that removing this provision from the resolution would maintain the status quo with few underrepresented minorities in positions of authority.“After that diversity ‘quota’ is met, then who gets the job?” Thorpe said. “If you are between a black male who has just as [many] qualifications as maybe the white heterosexual male, who is going to get that job? And we know that answer … there aren’t a lot of blacks and Latinos that are in these high positions.”Other points of contention were the creation of vice deans of diversity in different schools and the increased funding of resource centers. The main argument against these measures from senators and members of the floor was their financing. In every case, those in the majority argued that it could be accomplished given the University’s successful fundraising campaign and the possibility of better allocating resources.The Senate also unanimously passed the College Affordability, Student Service Assembly and Bicycle Coordinator resolutions.last_img read more

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Enugu to Host Blind Football Trial

first_imgThe Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu will come alive from January 15 to 20, 2019 when blind football players converge on the former capital city of the Eastern Region for a national trials being packaged by the Nigeria Para-Athletics Federation in-conjunction with the BINA Foundation for Persons with Special Needs.Secretary General of the Nigeria Para-Athletics Federation, Patrick Abobi, who disclosed this, said the trial is aimed at selecting the players that would represent the country at the forthcoming African Blind football championship in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire later in the year. He warned that the trials is purely for visually impaired players and is open to all that fall within that category and advised those not connected with blind football to stay clear of the trials.He appealed for a large turn out of players from where only the very best would be selected to represent Nigeria.Abobi hinted that provision has been made for free feeding, medicals and local transportation to ease movement of players within Enugu and its environs.He added that those who excel at the end of the exercise would be selected for the national team and invited to camp towards adequate preparations for the continental football fiesta in AbidjanAccording to him, the federation is taking the continental championship very seriously hence the collaboration with the BINA Foundation for Persons with Special needs for an open and transparent trials in EnuguThe Para-Athletic Secretary General therefore appealed to all talented but visually impaired football players to storm Enugu for the exercise and warned  that any  player  that did not turn up for the the trials would not be part of the national team no matter how good he may be.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Title Race Drama at The Camp Nou to Highlight another Exciting…

first_imgErnesto Valverde and Diego Simeone’s teams drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture last November – with Diego Costa and Luis Suarez on the scoresheet – but Atletico really need the three points this time.Coach of third placed Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane says his team will keep pushing while they still have a mathematical chance of taking the LaLiga Santander title. Los Blancos will have extra motivation for Saturday afternoon’s clash with Eibar at the Bernabeu as the Basques won last November’s reverse fixture 3-0.The weekend schedule begins with a Catalan derby Saturday lunchtime with Girona hosting Espanyol at Montilivi. All three meetings between these sides in LaLiga Santander history have resulted in away wins, including Girona’s 3-1 victory at the RCDE Stadium late last year.Relegation battlers Rayo Vallecano really need a win when they host Champions League challengers Valencia on Saturday evening, with a positive for the Madrid side being an unbeaten record in their last LaLiga three meetings against Los Che at the Estadio de Vallecas.Sunday’s programme begins up in the Basque city of Vitoria with both Alaves and Leganes still harbouring hopes of European qualification which seemed unlikely when the season began.The race for the UEFA competition places will also be the issue at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez early on Sunday afternoon as recent charges have seen Getafe and Athletic Club emerge as strong contenders.Struggling Real Valladolid will be looking to precedent when they host Sevilla later on Sunday. The Castilian side have won three and drawn three of their last six LaLiga Santander games at home to the Andalusians.RC Celta will also be looking to boost their chances of survival on Sunday when Real Sociedadvisit a Balaidos stadium which rocked last weekend with the Galicians’ Iago Aspas inspired comeback against Villarreal.Villarreal themselves have had a tough week with Barça striking twice in stoppage time to break their hearts on Tuesday night. Santi Cazorla and company will be looking for a change of fortunes on Sunday when they visit at Real Betis side still with outside hopes of returning to Europe next year.Sunday’s other game is a real relegation six pointer, with Huesca still hopeful of a great escape after recent improved performances and Levante having slid down the table recently.Watch LaLiga Santander this weekend on SuperSport 7.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram All eyes will be on the Camp Nou on Saturday evening for a top of the table clash which could either strengthen Barcelona’s hold on top spot or throw the LaLiga Santander title race wide open.Leaders Barça go into the weekend eight points clear at the top of the table after blaugrana captain Lionel Messi scored a 90th-minute free kick in Tuesday’s dramatic 4-4 draw at Villarreal.Second-placed Atletico de Madrid have kept up the pressure with seven victories in their last eight La Liga games, with Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann on the scoresheet in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Girona at the Wanda Metropolitano.last_img read more

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Jamaican-Born Designer D’Marsh Couture Joins COVID-19 Fight By Donating Masks

first_imgDesigner Glenroy March (in black) pose with the frontline workers at Brooklyn Hospital after making the donation. House of D’Marsh had its genesis in Spring 2003 when designer Glenroy March launched his Spring collection during Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston. This start gave rise to the pursuit of a passion by a talented Jamaican who would later go on to stun audiences not just locally but internationally. With an eye for detail and perfection, the New York-based March, honed his design skills at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, obtaining practical experience while working in the costume department.  With a constant pulse on trends and new innovative combination, House of D’Marsh, seeks to marry sophistication with a fashion-forward sensibility. The House of D’Marsh has received numerous editorials in a variety of local and international fashion and consumer magazines. NEW YORK, NY – Jamaican-born designer Glenroy March and his fashion brand D’Marsh Couture has joined in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff expressed their gratitude to the Jamaican-born designer adding that the fashionable masks will certainly add color and brighten their day. For every mask sold, they will produce and distribute a mask and head covering to healthcare workers. Additionally, with your donation, they will produce and distribute head coverings and masks for healthcare workers.  Here’s how you can help D’Marsh continue its support of the frontline workers. Visit their website: www.dmarshcouture.com/store as the designer is partnering with Av Norden to design, produce, and distribute essential protective gear for frontline workers. D’Marsh and his team will make another donation in the coming weeks to Brooklyn Hospital which will comprise additional masks plus head covering, before moving on to other hospitals in the tri-state. Recently, the independent fashion designer presented healthcare workers at Brooklyn Hospital with a donation of masks to thank them for their service. About House of D’Marshlast_img read more

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Betway backing AJ to unify the heavyweight division

first_imgShare Submit StumbleUpon “The New Zealander is viewed as a slightly easier bout than the Wilder one, though Carlos Takam showed that there are certainly no walkovers at this level, and we think Joshua will take on Parker before moving on to Wilder.“It’s 3/1 for Joshua to skip a shot at the WBO belt versus Parker and meet Wilder next, while a rematch with Dillian Whyte isn’t to be dismissed at 4/1. Related Articles “Though Wilder, who is expected to successfully defend his WBC title against Bermane Stiverne this weekend, looks more likely to take on Whyte before moving onto Joshua. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020center_img Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 After successfully defending his World heavyweight titles on Saturday night, by stopping the admirably game Carlos Takam in 10 rounds, the speculation about what lies ahead for Britain’s Anthony Joshua has already begun. Whilst the latest videos of Tyson Fury in training will fuel the imagination of British fight fans that a 2018 super fight is possible. It appears that AJ is on a mission to unify the division, with WBO champion, Joseph Parker his likely next foe. Betway’s Alan Alger told SBC: “Though the Deontay Wilder fight is one that ‘has to happen’ according to Anthony Joshua, we think Joseph Parker is next on AJ’s hitlist at 6/4. “At the bigger prices, David Haye and Tyson Fury are both 20/1 shots. The Fury bout faces a few obvious hurdles, while Haye is some way down the pecking order for Joshua. Yes it would be a big money fight, drawing big crowds, but AJ needs belts at this stage of his career not one off paydays.”last_img read more

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GambleAware secures £9m UKGC emergency fund to help maintain support network

first_img Related Articles Submit Share Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has transferred £9 million in industry penalties to help its problem gambling, support, research and treatment charities cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The UKGC has directly allocated £9 million to lead gambling-harm prevention charity GambleAware, who will be tasked with distributing funds to its partner network.The UKGC and GambleAware have prioritised ensuring that gambling harm support and treatment services can continue to operate effectively, withstanding additional pressures caused by the coronavirus outbreak.The £9 million emergency fund has been secured from industry settlements received by UKGC, accounting for penalty charges on social responsibility, customer interaction and money laundering failings.Since the start of 2020, the UKGC’s regulatory action has led to the industry paying £27 million in penalty packages.William Moyes, Chairman of the Gambling Commission, said: “In the current climate, and with the potential risks to British consumers in mind, we have fast-tracked this settlement-driven funding to GambleAware so their work to prevent gambling harms and award grants can continue seamlessly.“Through the use of regulatory action to prevent harm, such as the ban of credit for gambling, alongside the use of regulatory settlements to support treatment services, the Commission is taking wide-ranging action to address the additional risk of harm that may come from Covid-19.”In its statement, the UKGC detailed that gambling participation has fallen during the lockdown period. Nevertheless, the Commission notes that ‘there is evidence of an increase in the use of certain gambling products such as online slots, poker, casino gaming and virtual sports’.GambleAware confirmed that it is helping partners shift their support structures to alternative models of delivery such as online, aiming to maintain the UK’s problem gambling support networks during a period of uncertainty.Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “We welcome the receipt of these regulatory settlements at this uncertain time. Guided by a public health model, GambleAware commissions prevention and treatment services across England, Scotland and Wales in partnership with expert organisations and agencies, including the NHS. “These funds will enable us to provide greater security around the funding of the National Gambling Treatment Service, and help keep people safe from gambling harms.” UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more

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Where Hack-A-Howard meets Hack-A-DJ, all within the rules: Play It Forward May 4-10

first_imgRanking top 10 sports events May 4-10 you won’t want to miss:NO. 1: NBA PLAYOFFS: WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSCLIPPERS vs. HOUSTONDetails/TV: Game 1 at Houston: Monday, 6:30 p.m., TNT: Another poor choice for Reggie Miller, giving up his TNT courtside seat for Game 7 of the Clippers-Spurs opening round series to Chris Webber so that he could hobnob around the MGM Grand with Charles Barkley and be part of the network posse representing themselves at the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. So now Reggie Roundball wants back in for the Clippers’ second-round series? By all means. Kevin Harlan will be impatiently awaiting his arrival in Houston, since it was the Rockets, from what information we can gather, who eliminated the Dallas Mavs with just five games in the first round and haven’t played since last Tuesday. That gives them plenty of time to practice their free throws, since it will somehow come down to a Hack-A-Howard versus a Hack-A-DeAndre chess match, which always makes for compelling TV. Houston led the NBA by averaging 114.2 points in its first-round series, but it made just 67.9 percent of its free throws, 15th out of the 16 postseason teams. In the regular season, Houston was 27th overall at 71.5 percent. Only the Clippers (71.0 percent, 28th) were worse among playoff teams.The series continues with Game 2 at Houston on Wednesday (6:30 p.m., TNT). Staples Center has Game 3 (Friday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN) and Game 4 (Sunday, 5:30 p.m., TNT).NO. 2: NHL PLAYOFFS:WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS: DUCKS vs. CALGARY:Details/TV: Game 3 at Calgary: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., USA: At some point, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has to get a team into the conference finals. Even by dumb luck. He’s had a team in the Stanley Cup playoffs seven times now. Four times, including now, he’s charged into the second round. Yet why do his teams flame out? Just go back to last season, when the Anaheimers had a 3-2 series lead over the Kings and … you know the rest. By the time this week is over, we should have a more clear vision about whether Boudreau has all his Ducks in a row, or they’re just setting themselves up for more misery. The series continues with Game 4 on Friday in Calgary (6:30 p.m., NBCS) and Game 5, if necessary, on Sunday at Honda Center (TBD).NO. 3: PGA: THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPDetails/TV: At the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra, Fla., final round, Sunday, 11 a.m., Ch. 4:Defending champion Martin Kaymer, Masters champ Jordan Spieth, two-time Players winner Tiger Woods, 2007 winner Phil Mickelson and world No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy say they’re up for the No. 17 Island Hole Challenge. Everyone in the top 30 of the Fed Ex standings and all 50 in the top 50 of the official world rankings are in, for that matter. Spieth has something to prove. When he competed in his first Players Championship last year, he was tied entering the final round with Kaymer but bogeyed No. 5, then had four more bogeys to finish tied for fourth.NBC has the Saturday and Sunday coverage (11 a.m.), Golf Channel has Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9-11 a.m.NO. 4: MLB: DODGERS at COLORADODetails/TV: Friday-Sunday, SportsNet L.A.:Just look at the Coors Cold Hard Facts (sponsored by the beer company that also has its name slapped on the Rockies’ home field): Clayton Kershaw’s only recorded win this season came with Yasmani Grandal as his catcher – a 7-3 triumph over Colorado at Dodger Stadium on April 17, despite giving up homers to Charlie Blackmon and Troy Tulowitzki. In Kershaw’s other four starts, A.J. Ellis was the starting catcher. Kershaw has two losses and two no-decisions in those. Kershaw is aligned to make two starts this week, first in Milwaukee, and then on Saturday in Coors Field, where he is 7-3 lifetime in 15 starts, but with a 4.58 ERA.Start times are 5:40 p.m. on Friday, 5:10 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday.NO. 5: MLB: ANGELS vs. SEATTLEDetails/TV: At Angel Stadium, Monday-Wednesday, FSW:The Mariners have won in all five starts thus far for Felix Hernandez (4-0, 1.82 ERA), who throttled the Angels on Opening Day by striking out 10 and allowing just two hits over seven innings in a 4-1 win. Hernandez starts the opener of this series, and Nelson Cruz comes in leading the AL in homers (13) and RBIs (25) in his first 24 games. And somehow, Fernando Rodney has remained a serviceable closer.Start times are 7:05 p.m. each night.NO. 6: MLB: ANGELS vs. HOUSTONDetails/TV: At Angel Stadium, Thursday-Sunday, FSW:What are these pain-in-the-AL West Astros trying to prove here? They closed April winning 11 of their last 12, with two of those wins over the Angels. And they’ve been doing it with former Angels backup catcher Hank Conger, and without former Chatsworth star and third baseman Matt Dominguez, who has been playing at Triple-A Fresno. Collin McHugh (4-0, 3.41) is scheduled to pitch in the opener against the Angels.Start times are 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6:05 p.m. on Saturday and 12:35 p.m. on Sunday.NO. 7: MLB: DODGERS at MILWAUKEEDetails/TV: Monday-Thursday, SportsNet L.A.:The Dodgers’ 3-6 road record smells. It’s the worst in the NL West. Only their success rate at home has kept them from a real issue. Then there are the Brewers, sporting the worst record in all of baseball – the only team with a winning percentage under .300 – and only 3-10 at Miller Park. Ryan Braun has struggled despite a game against Cincinnati on April 29 when he hit two homers, including a grand slam, in a rare win.Start times are 4:20 p.m. on Monday, 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10:40 a.m. on Thursday.NO. 8: MLS: GALAXY at REAL SALT LAKEDetails/TV: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., TWCSGALAXY at DALLASDetails/TV: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., TWCS:Three games in eight days for the Galaxy, which forces coach Bruce Arena to get a bit creative, especially if Robbie Keane continues to miss out with that strained groin injury.NO. 9: COLLEGE WATER POLO:WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: QUARTERFINALS:USC vs. HAWAIIDetails/TV: At Stanford, Friday, 1:45 p.m.UCLA vs. UC SAN DIEGODetails/TV: At Stanford, Friday, 6:30 p.m.The Bruins (24-2), who have won seven national championships since 2001 and were runner-up to Stanford last year, are aligned to meet the Trojans (22-5) in Sunday’s national championship if things fall into place. UCLA has defeated USC twice in its last four games and comes off winning the MPSF Tournament. The 2013 national champion Trojans have lost three of their last four matches.NO. 10: ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE:L.A. KISS at LAS VEGASDetails/TV: Monday, 7:30 p.m., CBSS:Vince Neil runs the Vegas Outlaws, and you already know who has lordship over the L.A. groupies. This is what Monday Night Football is supposed to be. No Hank Williams necessary. And probably no Mayweather-Pacquaio hangovers to deal with.ALSO:COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPDetails/TV: At Stanford, Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPNU:Sorry UCLA, USC, Long Beach State, Pepperdine, CSUN and UC Santa Barbara. A top 25 ranking is sweet, but UC Irvine (28-4), which has won four of the last eight titles, has the No. 2 seed and on Thursday needs to get past either 2014 champion Loyola of Chicago or Pfeiffer, which has a play-in game Tuesday, to make the finals. In the other semifinal, top-seeded Lewis (25-3), the private school of about 6,800 kids in Romeoville, Ill., plays the winner of Hawaii-Penn State. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Why is Maroon 5 performing at Super Bowl 53? Explaining the 2019 halftime show controversy

first_imgMORE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME:Five worst performances | Five best performancesAs a result, the decision to go with Maroon 5 garnered a polarizing response from the public. The NFL attempted to offset the criticism by inviting rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, an Atlanta native, to perform alongside Adam Levine and Co., but both artists were facing pressure to decline in a show of solidarity with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is involved in a high-profile collusion case against the league. Nonetheless, the show will go on.The NFL’s premier event has featured some of the biggest names in music overs the years, and Maroon 5 will join that exclusive club come Feb. 3, for better or worse. Here’s everything to know about Maroon 5 and why they were chosen for the halftime performance.Who is Maroon 5?Maroon 5 is a pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles. The group has released six studio albums, winning three Grammy Awards. Its most recognizable member is lead vocalist Adam Levine, who is also a judge on the NBC singing competition series “The Voice.” Some of Maroon 5’s hit songs include “Moves Like Jagger,” “Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B)” and “Sugar.”Other artists considered for the Super Bowl 53 halftime showIn October, Billboard reported that at least three artists declined invitations to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 53. Those who passed on the opportunity include Rihanna, Pink and Cardi B. Rihanna refused as a sign of support for Colin Kaepernick, whose protest of racial and social inequality has been a focal point of discussion in the NFL for more than two years. While Cardi B is featured in one of Maroon 5’s latest songs, the singer will reportedly not make an appearance. She, too, has voiced support for Kaepernick in the past, most recently at the 2017 MTV VMAs. Pink sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 2018 and was in negotiations to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 53, but she ultimately dropped out due to reported contractual complications.Who else is performing with Maroon 5?Along with Maroon 5, the NFL announced Travis Scott and Big Boi would also be featured during the halftime performance. Scott released his third studio album “Astroworld” in August. Big Boi is best known for his time as a member of Outkast with fellow Atlanta-based artist André 3000.  When the NFL formally revealed Maroon 5 will be performing at the Super Bowl 53 halftime show, it invited … less than favorable reviews.The announcement came after months of speculation that the pop rock band would be headlining the show in 2019. But with Atlanta hosting this year’s Super Bowl, many thought the league would select an artist who represents the area’s deep roots in rap, hip hop and R&B. When is the Super Bowl 53 halftime show?Kickoff for Super Bowl 53 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Expect the game to actually start closer to 7 p.m. after the conclusion of the national anthem and the rest of the pregame program. That means halftime should arrive around 8:30-9 p.m., depending on pace of play.Do performers get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show?It’s complicated, but the short answer is no. The NFL covers all “expenses and production costs” but does not pay artists a wage, league spokesperson Joanna Hunter explained to Forbes in 2016. Those expenses can vary year to year. Beyonce’s show in 2013 cost a reported $600,000, per Forbes, but other reports have given much higher estimates for more recent shows, including $10 million for Katy Perry in 2015.So the halftime show is basically one big, free concert to promote an upcoming album or tour, and the financial benefit for such exposure is unquantifiable. Most artists see a large spike in record sales and endorsements immediately following their performances.last_img read more

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B&H Cadets at the Tournament of Elite Qualifying Round for European Championship

first_imgThe B&H cadet football representation -“U17” from 24 until 29 March will participate at the tournament of the elite qualifying round for the participation at the European Championship, which will be held in May 2014 in Malta.The tournament will be held in Glasgow, and besides the B&H team and local team of Scotland there will be teams of Belgium and Romania. The winner of the group will participate at the European Championship.The coach Sakib Malkočević at today’s press conference said that he expects maximum efforts from the team and that they will give the best they can.“This team of B&H cadets is one of the most talented teams lately, as the results show. We know from experience that is hard to play for the elite round, because there are no weak teams. We are aware that we have achieved good results but we do not stop here”, said Malkočević.The first game of B&H cadets will take place on 24 March against Scotland, and on 26 against Romania, and the participation at this tournament will end on 29 March with the game against Belgium.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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“Reach Out at the Well” Returns to Downtown Following Successful Summer…

first_imgSubmitted by Renata Rollins for Reach out at the WellFree community fair aims to foster courageous community caretakingFollowing a successful first run, “Reach Out at the Well” returns to downtown’s Artesian Commons Park on Friday October 17 from noon to 3 p.m.The free community fair is hosted by the Olympia Outreach Workers League, a coalition of nearly a dozen downtown service organizations who operate with generous volunteer support. Participating organizations setup booths and provide information on their services and volunteer opportunities.“We aim to uplift the downtown neighborhood through strengthening relationships, cultivating networks, and encouraging volunteerism,” said Renata Rollins, event organizer and a coordinator with the Outreach Workers League. “It’s all about the ethic of courageous community caretaking. It takes a village to raise a village.”All are welcome, whether seeking volunteer opportunities or a little help getting through a rough patch, or even just to get in touch with the Downtown Neighborhood.With winter weather approaching, there’s a big push for volunteers at the local shelters, when they experience a swell in their overnight numbers.“Volunteering is fun and provides community members with the opportunity to directly engage with children and families,” said Natalie Moran of the Family Support Center, which opened the family shelter, Pear Blossom Place, in July. “We welcome children to volunteer alongside their parents. Without the dedication and support of volunteers, the community’s largest homeless family shelter would not be possible.”“We encourage groups, churches, schools and any other interested organization to consider volunteering together to cover a certain period of time,” said Meg Martin, shelter director with Interfaith Works, whose new Emergency Overnight Shelter opens November 1 at First Christian Church. “We are also looking for volunteers to share skills, information and teach enrichment classes as well. This is a great way to gain a better understanding of an important social issue that extends far beyond our downtown.”The Downtown Neighborhood Association will join the fall event, along with returning groups such as Covenant Creatures, which gives out free pet food and supplies at the fair; several youth and family organizations; and free/low-cost health clinics and services. Sea-Mar Clinic will offer Medicaid enrollment for those who qualify. The Downtown Ambassadors will serve as official greeters, serving up free hot coffee donated by Burial Grounds.The event runs noon to 3 p.m. on Friday October 17 at downtown’s Artesian Commons Park, commonly called “the Well,” at 415 E. Fourth Ave. Facebook24Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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