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Swedish report calls for gambling time limits

first_img10th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gambling in Sweden should only be offered at certain hours, a new report from the country’s Equality Commission (Jämlikhetskommissionen) has said. Online gambling in Sweden should only be offered at certain hours, a new report from the country’s Equality Commission (Jämlikhetskommissionen) has said.The recommendations were made in a report “aimed at increasing economic equality in the long term and increasing the opportunities for social mobility” from the Commission, which forms part of the Ministry of Finance.The report also said that a national portal should be created to enforce deposit limits across the entire regulated market, while gambling advertisements should carry a warning,It said about 2% of the Swedish population suffers from gambling addiction, 0.4% of which are classed as having a “severe addiction”. Furthermore, it added, a small number of players make up the majority of spend, accounting for 50% of gambling turnover in 2017.It added that women were more likely to show signs of addiction than men.The Commission added that while “no simple connection” has been established between income and problem gambling in Sweden. However, it added, lower earners tend to be “more vulnerable” due to a lack of disposable income, despite gambling less on average than higher earners.Online gambling and especially online casino, it said, were the verticals most likely to lead to problem gambling.However, it warned against overly strict regulation, which it said may create channelisation issues.“In the same way as with alcohol policy, the policy needs to focus on preventing abuse through balanced efforts rather than limiting all gambling. Excessive restrictions or high taxes can lead to an increased share of unregulated gambling.”The Jämlikhetskommissionen recommended that gambling should have “limited opening hours”. Although it didn’t state what these hours should be, instead offering that a further investigation should create a “more concrete proposal”, it mentioned that a large portion of gambling takes place on Fridays and Saturdays.The report also said that stake limits can be an important tool in tackling addiction by offering a break in play, yet currently are limited as they only apply to individual operators. A national monitoring platform for the entire regulated market, through which player activity across all licensees could be tracked, would be more effective.Through this portal, players would set a maximum deposit per 24 hours, which could not be exceeded.“When this maximum amount specified on a daily basis is reached, the player should not be able to continue gambling,” the Jämlikhetskommissionen said. Again, it said that a further investigation would be required to create a more concrete proposal of how platform would work.The Commission also said that there may be “reasons to discuss” an annual deposit limit such as that in Norway, but did not include it in its list of recommendations.The Equality Commission noted advertising was one area in which further restrictions may be necessary.“Those who respond most to advertising have a high level of impulse-driven consumption, both in gambling and elsewhere,” the Commission said. “This risks leading to overconsumption, problem gambling, gambling abuse or displacement of necessary spending.”The report suggested warning messages, similar to those displayed on tobacco products, should be included in gambling marketing messages. Suggested messages included “Most people who gamble lose money”; “Gambling addiction increases the risk of suicide”, and “Children of gambling-addicted parents risk a bad start in life”.However, it noted that for this to happen, a change would be needed in Sweden’s constitution to exempt gambling advertisements from certain free speech laws that all forms of advertisement – except ads for alcohol and tobacco – are granted.Although it said the effect of this should largely be positive and the law should be easy to enforce if put into place, the Commission noted that it “could lead to revenue losses”.A further recommendation suggested operators should provide the Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) with “anonymised information” about customers.“Today, licensed gaming companies have access to extensive information about the individual players,” the Jämlikhetskommissionen explained. “With this information they can develop and refine […] the advertising sent to both registered and prospective customers.“In this way, they have a significant information supremacy over the authorities that will conduct supervision of the business.”The Commission added that this data would allow for much more accurate tracking of problem gambling, and would improve on the current format of conducting player surveys.“Problem gambling and gambling addiction is today measured primarily through surveys or with people who are undergoing treatment for their gambling problems, which can lead to significant statistical errors in the studies,” it continued.In addition, the report said the Swedish government should make a “targeted contribution” to municipal and local governments in order to help them create better treatment frameworks.The Commission noted that recent legislation such as the Healthcare Act and Social Services Act placed much of the responsibility for problem gambling treatment on local government, yet “no new resources were transferred to municipalities and regions to meet this new responsibility”.Local government, it said, has been left to address gambling addiction with the same resources it had in 2017, despite being given more responsibility while the Swedish gambling market has also undergone a significant transformation.“In order to give municipalities and regions the opportunity to take full responsibility for preventive work and care in the area, and to reduce the risk that other socially important activities will thus be crowded out, a targeted contribution should be introduced,” the report said.However, Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of online gambling trade association Branscheforenigen for Onlinespel (BOS), said that he would “find it unlikely that [the Equality Commission’s] suggestions will be taken into serious consideration by the government or elsewhere,” because of what he described as a negative reception to the proposals in Sweden.Sweden’s gambling regime has been characterised by tight regulation since the market opened on 1 January 2019. Most recently, the country introduced a the SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) mandatory weekly deposit limit for online casino games while the country faces the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.This limit has proved unpopular with licensees, with Hoffstedt claiming temporary deposit limits for online casino have created “chaos” as different operators interpret the limit in different ways. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Casino & games Email Address Swedish report calls for gambling time limitslast_img read more

CFCArts to receive $10,000 grant for ‘exceptional learner’ performance group, teen…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSActorsADHDAutismCentral Florida Community ArtsDown syndromeExceptional LearnersGrantNational Endowment for the ArtsProgramTeenUpbeat! Musical Theatre ProgramYoung Adult Previous articleShould You Upsize Your Home Or Stay Put?Next articleThis Is Where Florida Ranks Among the Best States to Retire Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 UpBeat! produces multiple performances each year, including both plays and musicals, and is open to actors with a variety of exceptionalities, including (but not limited to) autism, Down syndrome, and ADHDFrom Central Florida Community ArtsCentral Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the CFCArts UpBeat! Musical Theatre Program. UpBeat! is a performance group for teen and young adult exceptional learners. UpBeat! produces multiple performances each year, including both plays and musicals, and is open to actors with a variety of exceptionalities, including (but not limited to) autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD.“Making the arts accessible to everyone is a pillar of our mission as an organization,” said Joshua Vickery, founder and executive director of CFCArts. “We are so thankful for the National Endowment for the Arts’ role in ensuring this program’s sustainability.”This project will keep the program low-cost or entirely free for participants and will expand offerings to include a summer show, programs for younger participants, and technology for a blended model of in-person and virtual programming. CFCArts’ project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.“As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as Central Florida Community Arts re-engage fully with partners and audiences,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”CFCArts announced last year they were the recipients of the National Organization for Arts and Health’s 2020 Hamilton International Arts in Health award in the Arts for Innovation category with the UpBeat! program. When live events shut down in March 2020, the organization immediately pivoted to produce an original play entirely on a virtual platform. The new online experience not only gave local actors with varying abilities a way to stay connected through the pandemic, but the virtual platform made the program accessible to other adults across the United States.“I am sincerely proud of the students, care partners, and my team who make this program possible,” said CFCArts School of Arts & Health Director Kaileigh Anne Tayek. “The passion for these students and the product we create is apparent and I am so excited for future seasons to come.”To learn more about the program. visit CFCArts.com/UpBeat. For more information on the projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit Arts.gov/News.Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) is a nonprofit organization that exists to build and serve community through the arts. Besides producing seasonal concerts, the heartbeat of CFCArts is to give back to the community by providing affordable arts experiences for all ages and abilities. Visit CFCArts.com for more information. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie

first_imgSave this picture!© Paul McCredie+ 22 Share “COPY” Year:  Area:  320 m² Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie photographs:  Paul McCrediePhotographs:  Paul McCredieSave this picture!© Paul McCredieText description provided by the architects. This home sits on a sloping site above Queenstown with spectacular views south to the Remarkable Ranges, to Bowen Peak and to the town and the lake below. The client requested a house unlike many of the other monolithic plaster houses in the neighbourhood. Save this picture!© Paul McCredieIt is a dark textured cedar house formed by inter-linked parallelograms that hugs the perimeter of the site to maximise the space to the north of the house. It has dramatic panoramic views to the south and sun filled courtyards on the north that borrow the green space of the adjoining reserve. The oblique angled planes allow it to capture views in many directions. Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThe interior is unpredictable. A triangular room with cedar clad walls forms an extension to the outside courtyard. A Flash of bright orange is revealed at the snug core of the house. A small double height space in the living room captures the view to the tall mountains beyond. Meanwhile the house has remarkable privacy within its suburban context. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa Y / F:L ArchitettiSelected ProjectsDoes Prince Charles Abuse His Power Over Architects?Architecture News Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/422839/dublin-street-kerr-ritchie Clipboard “COPY” 2012 New Zealand Dublin Street / Kerr RitchieSave this projectSaveDublin Street / Kerr Ritchie Projects CopyAbout this officeKerr RitchieOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQueenstownHousesNew ZealandPublished on September 02, 2013Cite: “Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie” 02 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/422839/dublin-street-kerr-ritchie Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Architects: Kerr Ritchie Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Queenstown, New Zealand Houses 2012last_img read more

Lienzo de Barro House / Chaquiñán

first_img Houses Lienzo de Barro House / ChaquiñánSave this projectSaveLienzo de Barro House / Chaquiñán CopyHouses•Tumbaco, Ecuador Save this picture!© Jerónimo Zúñiga+ 23 Share Lienzo de Barro House / Chaquiñán 2013 Year:  Year:  “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Chaquiñán Area Area of this architecture project Area:  230 m² Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/477361/lienzo-de-barro-house-chaquinan Clipboard Ecuador photographs:  Jerónimo ZúñigaPhotographs:  Jerónimo ZúñigaCollaborators:Francisco Trigueros MuñozStructural Engineer:Patricio CevallosMetalworking:Juan Esteban ArellanoArchitect In Charge:Jorge Ramón Giacometti, Elena de Oleza LlobetCity:TumbacoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jerónimo ZúñigaRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The project began when a matrimony decided to settle in the countryside. In a little house of bamboo and masonry upon the terrain, their habitants were determined to build their dreams. this marriage, who eagerly decided to renounce to most of their furniture, stuff and life style, moved here. Soon, their own needs that used to fill their vital spaces began to exceed the illusion to explore nature. At this moment, we were required to interpret the problem. Save this picture!SectionWe decided to create the simplest possible shape that, by solving the architectonic requirements, would coexist without confounding with the element already built. The volume is oriented to the sunrise, where the views are directed towards an inspiring distance. This disposition is perpendicular to the built element, allowing us a delicate relationship between the two edifications, almost without touching, but always watching each other. Save this picture!© Jerónimo ZúñigaThe house had to showcase the work of the master painter Eduardo Kingman. Therefore, the need to create a gallery became essential. We generate an enveloping that by solving the architectonic requirements would become a natural canvas. Save this picture!DetailSave this picture!DetailThe ground in the region is cangahua (sedimentary volcanic rock), which presupposes stable foundations and plenty of economical clay. In the vicinity of the site, an infinity of small brick factories are seen. Here, the bricks are stacked so that they don’t become deformed and for ease of transport to the oven. This image of the unfinished material, so powerful and so magical due to the impossibility of its retention, become the walls of the gallery. Save this picture!© Jerónimo ZúñigaThe clay masonry meant the creation of boxes. These folded walls contain the architectonic requirements. The preexisting volume is rehabilitated from within to house a bedroom and the most intimate areas of the dwelling. Then, the new volume shelters the social areas: to cook, eat, rest. In this way, the clay folds turn into constant showcases for the gallery and the interior, and the glass folds become showcases for the surroundings and the exterior. Save this picture!ElevationThe brick workers tell: land work, good boots and good hat. So, we had to resolve the wall from the foundation up to the roof. Over a reinforced concrete plinth the clay is isolated from the ground. This element houses the required electric and hydraulic installations, avoiding their passage through the adobe. Save this picture!© Jerónimo ZúñigaThe problem with rowlock brick positioning is the lack of bondage. To resolve this, we think up a reinforcement system for the edges and wall ends that consisted of grouping the adobes into {ashlars} and confining them within metallic platens. Having finished the edges and ends, the wall is completed row by row by placing horizontal steel ribs attached to the platens of the ashlars. The wall is connected vertically with steel cables that join the plinth with the coronation of the wall. Finally, the bricks are covered with resin to protect them from becoming detached. The walls had to be resolved,  the pillars being recycled tubes of the oil pipeline were less  expensive, and the metallic outlines  had to be calculated. In any case, the technique, fundamental tool of our trade, permitted us to achieve our main goal: to create the atmosphere of a space produced as light bathes the clay walls.Save this picture!SketchProject gallerySee allShow lessFrom Grain Silo to Shipping Container Student HousingMiscLibeskind Designs “Polycentric Spiral” for Cosentino GroupArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/477361/lienzo-de-barro-house-chaquinan Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeChaquiñánOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTumbacoHousesEcuadorPublished on February 17, 2014Cite: “Lienzo de Barro House / Chaquiñán” 17 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Ambassador for Philanthropy promotes philanthropy with website

first_img Howard Lake | 25 March 2010 | News Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Major gift  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dame Stephanie Shirley, the government-appointed Ambassador for Philanthropy, has launched an online community for philanthropists in an effort to promote further philanthropy in the UK. AmbassadorForPhilanthropy.com is designed to attract those investing significant sums in charity, and features videos and profiles of major donors offering insights into why and how they give, with the aim of encouraging others to make a greater impact on local and global needs.Philanthropists already registered on the site include James Caan (from “Dragon’s Den”), arts expert Frederick Mulder, and businessman Stelio Stefanou. Recruitment millionaire Alec Reed has joined too, declaring: “One cannot determine the length of one’s life but you can determine the width of it; philanthropy widens life.”The site will feature contributions from more philanthropists over the coming months, as it expands its scope to include donors worldwide.The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, welcomed the creation of the website. In his own video published on the site, he said that “the desire to give something back, whether it is time or money or skills or experience, is part of the soul of our nation”.He appointed Dame Stephanie as Ambassador for Philanthropy, and acknowledged the work she has already done, saying: “Already the results have been truly impressive, and I am confident that the work she has started will continue to bring rewards to those most in need.”The new website is one of several initiatives being driven by Dame Stephanie Shirley in her work of “unleashing philanthropy”. Others include getting donor advised funds/charity accounts in banks, a philanthropists’ summit to advise government, and a forum on online giving.AmbassadorForPhilanthropy.com is supported by corporate partners including Coutts Bank.www.ambassadorforphilanthropy.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Ambassador for Philanthropy promotes philanthropy with website AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Big Shake Up in Illinois Agriculture

first_img Facebook Twitter Big Shake Up in Illinois Agriculture Phil NelsonBoth the head of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the director of the Illinois State Fair submitted their resignations Thursday, a month after they announced attendance at the annual event was down by half. Agriculture Director Phil Nelson will remain on the job for a month while Gov. Bruce Rauner looks for a permanent replacement. Nelson is the former president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, and Rauner picked him to lead the agency because of his experience as a fourth-generation farmer.There was no word about an immediate replacement for fair director Patrick Buchen, who was named by Rauner in May. Buchen formerly worked as the executive director of the Indiana State Fair.Last month, Buchen’s office released figures for the 11-day State Fair in Springfield clocking attendance at 411,547 — down from 844,649 the year before. He contended past numbers were inflated, pointing to gate and parking revenues that were down just $55,000 from 2014. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Big Shake Up in Illinois Agriculturecenter_img Rauner took some heat for holding the state fair despite the ongoing budget impasse, and he made it a point to visit the grounds every day. Rauner’s office would not comment beyond announcing the departures. By Gary Truitt – Sep 24, 2015 SHARE Previous articleThe Grand Vision RealizedNext articleChina Visit Promising for US Ag Gary Truittlast_img read more

Limerick baby clothes company goes gaga for Gaeilge

first_imgEnterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Advertisement TAGSbabybaby clothesBabyDeasabusinessclothesfashionGaeilgeIrishNiamh Bowen Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessNewsLocal NewsLimerick baby clothes company goes gaga for GaeilgeBy Liam Togher – July 2, 2014 1177 Previous articleGalleries and showsNext articleIrish Youth Choir Bursary 2014 Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Email A BABY clothing company with a difference launched on Friday June 27 at Maydale on the Ballinacurra Road.The family-owned BabyDeasa offers clothes for babies and toddlers bearing fun slogans in the Irish language and will bring our native tongue to cradles, creches and playgrounds in Ireland and even overseas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Owner Niamh Bowen explained that the idea for BabyDeasa came about from a keen desire to utilise Irish – and a discernible niche in the market.“When our children were babies, we could never find affordable, fun and non-gender specific babygrows or romper suits with any Irish language phrases printed on them, so we decided to invent our own. It’s the type of baby clothing we would like to buy for our two lads.“We are interested in reclaiming the Irish language by encouraging our little people, and bigger people too, to know some Irish words and phrases.“The name itself is the first lesson. ‘Deas’ means ‘nice’ or ‘lovely’. In Ireland when we say it, we really mean it! It’s fabulous, amazing, gorgeous and unparalleled so BabyDeasa sums it all up.”The BabyDeasa clothing range includes 100 per cent cotton babygrows, long sleeved T-shirts and hoodies for babies and toddlers in a variety of colours with a range of Irish words and phrases printed on them.The artwork involved in BabyDeasa products is integral to the personality of each piece. Each word or phrase has an emblem that symbolises the meaning of it too embedded in the design. For example, in ‘Oiche Chiúin’ there is a moon in the design and on ‘Bainne’ there is a milk bottle.Niamh concluded: “We invest a lot of time in researching special words and phrases in Irish for our line of clothing. Our slogans are carefully chosen. ‘Réalt Óg’ [Young Star], ‘Oiche Chiúin’ [Silent Night] and ‘Grá Mo Chroí’ [Love of my Heart] are but a few.“You will not find gear or gifts like this on the high street. For an unusual and gorgeous present for beautiful kids, BabyDeasa has something for every little one.” Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Job fair scheduled for Wednesday

first_img Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Home Local News Business Job fair scheduled for Wednesday Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 An Oil/Gas and Transportation Job Fair has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Texan Hotel & Convention Center, 4300 W. Wall St., Midland.Available positions range from entry level up to professional and management. Bring plenty of resumes or work history with references and be ready for open interviews on-the-spot.Admission and parking are free.For more information or to pre-register, call 210-785-9300.ON THE NET: Job News USA. Twittercenter_img Local NewsBusiness Job fair scheduled for Wednesday Help Wanted sign Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WhatsApp Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Previous articleOMA luncheon series set to beginNext articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 27 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By admin – February 27, 2018 last_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda aims to ‘raise millions’ more by taking ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico in 2019

first_imgPaul Morigi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway smash-hit “Hamilton,” appeared live on “Good Morning America” today and opened up about bringing the show to Puerto Rico in 2019.“We’re trying to raise millions” for hurricane recovery efforts, Miranda said. “We’ll have hundreds of $10 tickets available for Puerto Ricans on the island, but we’re also having super-expensive tickets and with those super-expensive tickets we’re hoping to restore arts funding to Puerto Rico for the next few years.”As for performing in the show, “I have to remember my lines,” he joked. “But I’m looking forward to doing it.”Thousands of people are still without power eight months after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean island.Meanwhile, a new Atlantic hurricane season is less than a month away, and many are concerned the U.S. territory is unprepared for any new storm-related threats.Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent, has been taking recovery and relief efforts into his own hands.In October 2017, Miranda brought together 21 fellow musicians to record the track “Almost Like Praying” under the collective name “Artists for Puerto Rico.” The proceeds from the song were donated to hurricane relief efforts.“I called every famous Latino person I know,” Miranda said. “We got 21 artists to sing on this song to benefit the Hispanic Federation.”Moreover, through the Hispanic Federation, Miranda has helped raise over $35 million for recovery efforts.He also spent time volunteering on the ground and saw firsthand the rebuilding of a bridge from Morovis to San Lorenzo that had been destroyed by the storm.Despite the long road ahead, Miranda promised to perform “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico in January 2019, tweeting last month that the show will go on whether he has to perform with a “flashlight under my face” or belt out the music “because there’s no power to the mics.”“That’s what I’m gonna do,” he wrote. “See you in January no matter what.”This morning, the launch of Miranda’s latest project, “Hamilton: The Exhibition,” was announced. The traveling exhibition is an interactive, museum-like experience that will debut in Chicago, according to The New York Times.“It’s a 360-immersive experience,” Miranda said today on “GMA.” “I’m in your ear as your loving narrator as we go through Hamilton’s life and times. It’s a deeper dive on the history we couldn’t get into the show.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Anonymous letters allegedly written by officers detail misconduct at Columbus police department

first_imgiStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — More than a dozen letters said to be from police officers and employees allege that there is rampant racism and mistreatment inside the Columbus Police Department.The release of the letters comes a year after the Ohio department started its own investigation and assessment following similar concerns in 2018.One of the anonymous letters wrote that “there are officers and supervisors who take advantage of their power and rank and often use that power and rank to try to eliminate or at the very least give minority officers a difficult time.”The letters were obtained by a group of faith leaders in Columbus who say they have been fielding complaints from various police officers throughout the past year. Sister Barbara Kane, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, was one of those faith leaders involved with the release of the letters which were published in the Columbus Free Press on Tuesday.She told ABC News that the point of releasing the letters was to ensure that the mayor, leadership within the police department and the public had the opportunity to read the letters.Kane said that she feels the letters show the police department “is not a healthy environment.”“The bigger issue for us as clergy, if it’s bad on the inside, it’s going to flow out into the neighborhoods and that’s a great concern, obviously,” Kane said.“I can truthfully say that the unfairness in punishment, along with favoritism, racism, and nepotism are at an all-time high here at CPD,” wrote an anonymous writer in one letter who claims that they have been working for the department for 30 years.“What’s even sadder is that it’s gotten so blatant around here that some of the people know they can do whatever and know for certain their punishment will be next to nothing and then smile about it. Punishment for misconduct should be the same for all. Not to mention the bullying that goes on for those who stand up for themselves or apply for certain jobs,” that author wrote.The Columbus Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Mayor Andrew Ginther released a statement following the disclosure of the letters, saying that the city “takes all allegations of discrimination seriously.”The review process over the past year, both in assessing the state of the department and in the search for a new chief of police, has involved the work of consultants and panels and calls for input from the public. Ginther highlighted one such public meeting that was held Tuesday night.“Strong, positive relationships among police officers and residents are imperative for Columbus as we move forward. I am encouraged by the public’s involvement to date and look forward to implementing change,” Ginther said in the statement.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more