2018 Arts Council Arts Awards Celebrating Art From All Perspectives

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Join us for the 2018 Arts Council Awards ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 16 at DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Downtown Evansville.This high-profile, annual arts awards ceremony — including a cocktail buffet, cash bar, artist demonstrations, interactive displays, music, and a silent auction — honors individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the arts in our community.Tickets are $75 a person, of which $50 is a tax-deductible donation. Table sponsorships and donations made in honor of finalists are also available. For more information, visit our website at https://www.artswin.org/kaleidoscope, or call the Arts Council at 422-2111.Meet the finalists:Visual Arts AwardKyle Darnell, printmaker and ceramistErin Gibson, filmmakerJonathan Hittner, painterPerforming Arts AwardEVSC Honors Music ProgramNext Act, Inc., community theaterThink Pink Productions, community theaterYoung Arts AwardEmily Chamness, Reitz High School 2018Cheyenne Miller, Signature School 2019Arts Educator AwardLeigh Anne Howard, Ph. D., University of Southern IndianaSally Olson, Children’s Center for Dance EducationEric Renschler, University of EvansvilleCrystal Roberson, Mater Dei High SchoolLee Veazey, Evansville Philharmonic Youth OrchestraMayor’s Art Award RecipientThe Martha and Merritt DeJong FoundationArts Council Award RecipientAlisa Holen, University of Southern Indianalast_img read more

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Oliver North to Speak at Ocean City Tabernacle on July 8

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiIncoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North plans to discuss his Christian beliefs in his first visit to Ocean City in more than 50 years.He is scheduled to speak at the Ocean City Tabernacle on July 8 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. He will also be on hand to sign copies of his books, including “Under Fire: An American Story,” the autobiography that focuses on his trial and role in the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s.For North, it will be his first trip to Ocean City in about 55 years. He recalled visiting the town when he was still a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.“Obviously, it’s grown up a lot and has been battered by storms,” he said of the city’s redevelopment since he last visited.During his speaking engagement, North, who grew up Roman Catholic and was an altar boy, plans to talk about the religious beliefs of America’s Founding Fathers, his own spirituality and the challenges Christians now face in the modern world.Calling the United States a “very secular society,” he said Christians are being “demonized” as they try to practice their faith and express their views.“There’s a lot of devout Christians today and they are practically muzzled,” he said Tuesday during an interview with OCNJDaily.com in advance of his Tabernacle appearance.North said he wants his 17 grandchildren to grow up in a society where they are free to pursue their religious beliefs and “honor the Second Amendment” legalizing gun ownership.In his interview, he also spoke of his plans as the new NRA president. After he takes over in July, he wants to dramatically expand the size and clout of the lobbying group by doubling its current membership of 6 million.He said he originally planned to push for 1 million new members, but has now set his sights much higher as the group looks to fend off calls for more gun control following a series of mass school shootings.“We’ve never tried that before,” he said of the strategy to double the membership.The 74-year-old North, a high-profile choice to head the NRA, said he is determined to defend the Second Amendment by increasing the organization’s political clout in time for November’s midterm elections, a battleground for control of Congress.“I’m a Marine,” said the retired lieutenant colonel. “I’m always ambitious.”The NRA hopes to expand its influence amid calls for more gun control in the wake of the mass shootings at the Santa Fe High School near Houston and at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Ten people were killed in the Santa Fee shooting in May and 17 in the Florida massacre in February.North reiterated the NRA’s position that guns are not to blame for the school shootings. He pointed to the troubled shooters who were responsible for the attacks.“We want to remind Americans that the Second Amendment is not the problem,” he said.Following the 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the NRA introduced a “School Shield” program that focuses on school safety and security. North said the free program has helped more than 150 schools so far through confidential assessments of their safety procedures and security measures performed by teams of experts from the NRA.“This is the right way to protect kids from the horror that can happen,” he said, calling School Shield the only program of its type in the country.North said the NRA does not specifically advocate arming teachers as a school safety measure, an idea that has been broached by President Donald Trump. However, the NRA is willing to help train school districts in firearms safety if they decide to have armed resource officers or armed teachers, he noted.According to North, the news media have a critical role in helping to prevent “copycat” school massacres. He believes the media have too often focused on the shooters instead of reporting on the heroics of the teachers, police officers and others who have responded to the school tragedies.North was a media personality when he hosted the program “War Stories with Oliver North” for Fox News. He also served as a political commentator for Fox News, but retired from the network following his appointment as NRA president.He is best known as the central figure of the Iran-Contra scandal in the late 1980s during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. While serving then as a staffer with the National Security Agency, North was part of a plot in which the Reagan administration used the proceeds from the secret sale of arms to Iran to aid the Contra rebel forces in Nicaragua.North was convicted in the Iran-Contra affair, but he was successful in fighting his convictions and having them reversed. All charges against him were dismissed in 1991. Oliver North’s speaking engagement is expected to focus on his spirituality and Christian beliefs. (Courtesy Getty Images)last_img read more

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Cinnamon Square at a glance

first_imgEstablished: November 2005Shops: 1, a bakery and the Makery, with an upstairs caféAge of the building: Nearly 500 years. It is part of an early 16th-century houseProducts: Cinnamon square, cakes, patisserie, traditional breads and speciality breads, morning goods and some chocolatesBaking courses: For adults and children, they include ’Introductory Bread Making’ and ’Halloween Baking’The Makery: This is where the ’theatre of baking’ takes place. Customers can watch cakes and pastries being made and talk to the bakers. Children can decorate cookies. Children’s parties and baking courses are held hereExperience: Paul is a master baker with over 20 years’ experience. Tricia’s marketing background includes 10 years as a marketing executive for Wembley Stadiumlast_img

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Baker Street buns gain Ocado listing

first_imgSource: Baker StreetSt Pierre Groupe’s Baker Street brand has secured a deal to supply Ocado with burger buns and hot dogs rolls.The burger buns, in packs of six, and hot dog rolls, in packs of four, are available from Ocado with an rsp of £1.50 each. They join Baker Street’s Seeded Rye Bread, Rye & Wheat Bread and Mega Brioche Burger Buns at the online retailer.It follows the bakery brand’s first multiple listing with Tesco in September for its three-strong range of stollen.Baker Street, which specialises in extended life products, has seen its sales rise 35% to the year ended September 2020. It’s now worth £24m predominantly driven by sales in the convenience and wholesale sectors.“The brand is on track for its fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth. We’ve always advocated for great taste with less waste and the UK market is starting to take notice. Consumers are more aware than ever before of food waste and its impact, so our extended life products are resonating with a new, wider audience,” said Jeremy Gilboy, co-founder of St Pierre Groupe.“Our sliced breads already have a loyal customer base, but the pandemic has meant people have looked to reduce the frequency of their shopping trips, giving longer life products greater appeal. Extending Baker Street listings with Ocado, especially whilst they’re experiencing such rapid growth, is a fantastic achievement and will help drive further exposure for the brand.”The firm’s other brands – Paul Hollywood and St Pierre – have also experienced sales growth over the past year.In a recent exclusive interview with British Baker, St Pierre Groupe co-founder Paul Baker said demand for its products went through the roof during lockdown, adding that the advancement of online would be a driver for growth in the future.last_img read more

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China Night promotes culture, tradition

first_imgSaint Mary’s 8th annual China Night will take place in Moreau Center’s Little Theatre on Saturday.Alice Siqin Yang, associate director of international education, said China Night will feature a variety of performances centered around Chinese culture, presented by both Saint Mary’s international exchange students and local Chinese community members. “In addition to our Chinese international students, we have some community [dance groups] — children from six to 20 [years old] will come to perform from the local Chinese community,” Yang said.Although this is China Night’s 8th consecutive year, Yang said China Night has a long history at Saint Mary’s. “The first one was in 1967 and then 1969; they did two years of China Night on this campus in the … O’Laughlin Auditorium,” she said. “This should be our 50-year anniversary.”Yang said this year’s focus for China Night is the Year of the Rooster, one of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs that cycle through the years. “Those born under the sign of the Rooster are hard-working, confident, proud and ready to meet challenges,” she said. “This will be a lucky year for those born under this sign.”Junior Chinese Culture Club president Jinglun Zhang said she likes sharing Chinese culture with American students because it helps to form a bond between all Saint Mary’s students. “It helps Chinese students not be so anxious, as we are in a completely new environment,” she said. “We feel a lot of pressure from both the academic areas and the social ones too, so this event can help us not feel so nervous, as we are all a big family here.” Zhang said many of the events to be performed are of traditional Chinese culture — namely dance, song and poetry — along with a costume show that spotlights traditional Chinese dress. There will also be several performances with traditional Chinese instruments, as well as a lottery game with red envelopes for the winners and a craft sale with products from China, she said. “The money we will raise will be donated to [young Chinese] girls in the rural areas who are not able to study because they are poor and their families cannot afford the fees for them to study,” Zhang said.“This is especially important because … [in Chinese culture] the family tends to ignore the girls and afford the boys the study opportunities.” The event is aimed at displaying the importance of having a diverse campus, Yang said. “This event is a part of our campus internationalization,” she said. “We promote diversity [and] inclusion, which is very important right now, so many people can have the opportunity to learn about Chinese language and culture.”The event is also a great opportunity for the College’s Chinese exchange students to showcase their talents, Yang said. “Many international students are very talented and this offers them a platform to showcase their talents and share their expertise with Saint Mary’s and the local community,” she said. “ … I think it is a great collaboration between Saint Mary’s and the local community,” she said. “We open Saint Mary’s doors and welcome community members to come to our campus and create a very good interaction. They come to celebrate the Chinese New Year with us and it’s a good outreach to the community. More people will know about and appreciate Saint Mary’s because of China Night.” The international students should be viewed as Chinese cultural conduits on campus, Yang said.“I send students to study abroad in 18 countries and we always say our students are cultural ambassadors in those countries,” she said. “The same thing is true here. We have about 30 – 40 international students, and half of them are Chinese international students. They are also playing the role of cultural ambassador and bringing Chinese culture to campus. “It’s a great opportunity for our students to learn about the culture because today, it’s as important as ever to have a global mind, to be open minded and have strong intercultural confidence. This event offers everyone the opportunity to access diverse culture.” Tags: China, culture, exchange program, International, traditionlast_img read more

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Students examine effects of Title IX policy on survivors

first_imgNotre Dame community members gathered in Geddes Hall on Friday to learn more about Title IX policy and how potential policy changes may affect victims of sexual assault and gender-based violence.Senior Grace Watkins began by going through the history of Title IX and its various processes. She said one of the biggest concerns with Title IX is that the criminal justice system, rather than Title IX officials, should handle sexual assault cases. She said this argument doesn’t take into consideration the lack of victim-based mentality in the criminal justice system.“It’s really important to emphasize that not only is gender-based violence something that could go through the criminal system, it’s also a civil rights issue,” she said. “If gender-based violence is occurring on campuses, that prevents the victim or the survivor’s educational access. Criminal rights, civil rights — both are valid, and in my opinion, the criminal justice system isn’t really built to handle sexual violence cases.”Because Title IX does not have the power of subpoena, Watkins said, one of the biggest concerns that has been expressed about potential changes in Title IX policy under the new administration is the evidence standard with which Title IX cases will be judged.“The main thing that we’re really concerned about is whether the preponderance of evidence standard will shift up to clear and convincing,” she said. “So right now, it sits that you need to have 50 percent, plus one or above, certainty that an act of gender-based violence occurred in order for the party to be found responsible. Clear and convincing moves it up to 75. … We need to value survivors’ ability to access education over having a higher standard.”The transgender community is also expected to face greater resistance than it did under the Obama administration, fifth-year student Bryan Ricketts said.“The Obama administration put forth guidance on Title IX saying that its protections under gender discrimination and sex discrimination apply to transgender students,” he said. “If they are denied appropriate housing, or bathroom access or things like that, that is discrimination on the basis of their sex that falls under Title IX. This is not something that is expected to stay intact under the Trump administration.”According to Ricketts, Title IX policy does not discriminate on the basis of whether or not an assault occurred between two members of the same sex, but there are additional challenges for LGBT survivors of sexual assault.“Underreporting is more prominent [in the LGBT community], but sexual violence happens,” he said. “ … Not only do you have to be reporting an incident of sexual voiolence, but [you’re] also outing yourself as LGBT — maybe to friends maybe to family, maybe to administrators. Whatever that looks like, you have to go through the coming out process.”Senior Gabriela Malespin spoke about the additional obstacles immigrants are facing in reporting instances of sexual assault, domestic abuse or other gender-based violence due to the increased authority of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).“The Trump administration has eliminated a lot of existing barriers for ICE officials,” she said. “This poses a challenge for a lot of undocumented survivors who might have to face a choice between reporting their abuse and facing the risk of deportation.”In addition to sources such as Know Your IX — an organization intended to inform students about their Title IX rights, Watkins cited several initiatives being introduced to Notre Dame as ways for students to become more aware of Title IX policy and issues on campus. Freshman Isabel Rooper, the student government director of gender relations, said student government is working to implement programs such as Callisto, a survivor-friendly reporting system, to improve the University’s response to sexual assault.“It’s hard to know what the problems are with our school’s Title IX compliance if people don’t talk about it and if we don’t hear about it,” she said. “ … We have some recommendations in terms of releasing aggregate data, and the Callisto reporting system has been passed on to [vice president of student affairs] Erin Hoffman Harding. So that’s in her hands now. We’re really hoping that both of those get kind of accepted, and we’d love to get Callisto implemented by fall of 2017.”Tags: teach-in, Title IX, Title IX policylast_img read more

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Donegal’s title defence under way

first_img Press Association But Donegal, who suffered a shock defeat to Monaghan in last weekend’s Ulster final, secured their place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals with late strikes from McFadden, McBrearty and full-back Neil McGee. Cork staged a late surge to defeat Galway by 1-17 to 1-16 at Croke Park. Four Michael Meehan points helped Galway to a 0-8 to 0-7 lead, but they needed a superb Manus Breathnach save to deny Pearse O’Neill. Breathnach pulled off two more saves, denying Mark Collins and Brian Hurley, but Cork did find the net in the 65th minute through Aidan Walsh, who punched home O’Neill’s cross. Meehan’s late goal direct from a free was too little to save a brave Galway effort, as Cork moved through to the last eight. London’s five-game championship run came to an end at the hands of Cavan, who finished strongly to reach their first quarter-final with a 1-17 to 1-8 win. Paul Geraghty punched home a 20th-minute goal to give the Exiles a massive boost, and two points each from Ciaran McCallion and Cavan native Lorcan Mulvey helped them go in level at 0-9 to 1-6 at the break, with Martin Dunne hitting five of Cavan’s points. But the Breffni men dominated the final quarter, with midfielder David Givney hitting three points and substitute Niall McDermott netting a late goal to seal a quarter final spot. They led by 0-5 to 0-1 at half-time, with Colm McFadden, Michael Murphy and Paddy McBrearty on target. Laois narrowed the gap to two with points from Donie Kingston, David Conway and Ross Munnelly hitting points. center_img All-Ireland champions Donegal got their title defence back on track with a 0-14 to 0-6 Football Qualifier win over Laois at Carrick-on-Shannon.last_img read more

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Duguid wins feature cycling event at GOA’s Olympic Day observance meet

first_imgNIGEL Duguid (Jnr) won the feature 10-lap race for boys 12-14 years when the Guyana Olympic Association in collaboration with Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF), Hassan Mohamed, organized the Olympic Day cycling event which was staged around the inner circuit of the National Park last Saturday.Dugid won the event in 24 minutes 36.11 seconds ahead of Curtis Dey and Jason Cameron, respectively.There was another 10-lap race for boys 12-14 years of age and this was won by Jonathan Ramschuit of Berbice who crossed the finish line ahead of fellow Berbicians, Kenwyn Collins and Jomar Holigan, respectively.The lone mountain bike participant was Tyan Canterbury, who, despite not having opposition, rode the National Park’s mountain bike course in excellent fashion despite its soggy conditions.Jeremiah Harrison was the top 9-12 years BMX rider as he won the three-lap race by outsprinting Jared Barrington to win in 10 minutes 52 seconds. Shay Sue-Hang finished third.Lumesh Singh won the 6-9 years BMX one-lap race ahead of Alpha Harrison and Tylor Goring, respectively.The Guyana Olympic Association’s Vice-President, Dr. Karen Pilgrim, delivering remarks at the conclusion of the activity, expressed her gratitude to the participants for participating in the activity, noting that Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 each year by the affiliates of the International Olympic Committee.She reminded that on June 23, it is important to remember the basic principles of Olympism, one of the main ones being Fair Play.last_img read more

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Men’s hockey: Badgers hope to gain momentum on road against rival Minnesota

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (8-10-4, 4-4-4 Big Ten) will look to bounce back after a disappointing weekend against Notre Dame as they visit the University of Minnesota (9-10-4, 6-5-3) Friday and Saturday.The two teams split a two-game series at the Kohl Center back in November. Since then, Minnesota has gone 7-6-3, with ten games played on their home ice. The Badgers have gone 3-6-4 since their first tilt with Minnesota.Games on the road have not fared well for this Badgers team, as they are 1-5-2 away from the Kohl Center as opposed to a 7-5-1 record at home. On the other hand, Minnesota sports almost equal home and away records at 5-5-2 and 4-4-2, respectively.Despite cold night from Ethan Happ, Wisconsin holds on late to defeat IllinoisThe Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team (13-6, 5-3 Big Ten) held on late to defeat the Illinois Fighting Illini (5-14, Read…For the Badgers, this weekend marks the third and fourth games of 14 straight Big Ten contests. Currently sitting in sixth place, they have a golden opportunity to rise in the standings. They sit one point behind Michigan, two points behind Michigan State, three points behind Notre Dame and four points behind Minnesota entering the weekend.The story is similar for Minnesota. In the middle of a run of 16 straight Big Ten contests, they currently sit at second place in the conference, eight points behind first-place Ohio State. With two games left in Columbus, the Gophers still have a shot at capturing the Big Ten regular season title.Women’s basketball: Badgers seek first 2019 win versus Penn StateThe 2018-19 season has been a story of ups and downs for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (10-9, Read…The Badgers will look to contain junior forward Rem Pitlick this weekend. Pitlick leads the Gophers with 23 points and has netted an impressive 11 goals this season. On the other side, the Gophers will have their hands full with Badger forward Sean Dhooghe. Dhooge leads the team with nine goals and has recorded 15 points so far this season.Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. for both games and the games will be available on Fox Sports Wisconsin.last_img read more

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Wikki Maintain Top Spot, Rangers Move Up

first_imgNFPLWikki Tourists consolidated leadership of the Nigeria league after they beat El Kanemi Warriors in a northeastern derby wednesday.The Bauchi club now have 37 points from 20 matches.Their match winner was former Flying Eagles striker Abubakar Lawal, who fired home in the 57th minute off a curling cross. However, Enugu Rangers are within striking distance of the table toppers after they pipped Kano Pillars 1-0 in Enugu, also wednesday.After a scoreless first half, defender Adamu Murtala sliced the ball into his own net in the 56th minute following pressure from Rangers striker Bobby Clement.In other games , Abia Warriors played out a 1-1 draw at home with bottom club Ikorodu United, Niger Tornadoes beat Plateau United 1-0 and Akwa United and Sunshine Stars played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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