Greentube strengthens Colombian presence with BetPlay

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: LATAM Colombia Greentube, Novomatic’s interactive division, has strengthened its client portfolio in Colombia by sealing a partnership with local operator BetPlay. Greentube strengthens Colombian presence with BetPlay 27th August 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Greentube, Novomatic’s interactive division, has strengthened its client portfolio in Colombia by sealing a partnership with local operator BetPlay.A selection of Greentube titles, including Aztec Power, Apollo God of the Sun, Amazing Stars, Book of Ra Bingo, Sizzling Hot and Lucky Lady’s Charm are now available on BetPlay.The agreement is the second Colombia-facing deal to be confirmed by Greentube in a matter of days, following the announcement last week of a tie-up with Rush Street Interactive covering a selection of games.In April, Greentube marked its entrance into Colombia by teaming up with Wplay, which was the first operator to secure an online gambling licence in the country in June 2017.“BetPlay has a great reputation in Colombia with a strong market presence,” Greentube’s chief financial officer, Michael Bauer, said.“Adding their name to our operator network puts us in an excellent position to become the go-to B2B supplier in the region. Our Colombian client base continues to grow from strength to strength, and with our large portfolio of games already delivering results for our partners, we expect our market position to expand rapidly.”Carlos Mora, Director of Product and Operation at BetPlay, said: “The company’s player-focused approach together with its deep knowledge of international markets make Greentube a great match for BetPlay.”Colombia was the first country in South America to regulate online gambling nationwide back in October 2016. Tech & innovation Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Tech & innovationlast_img read more

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Delaware sports betting revenue declines again in November

first_img Delaware’s sports betting revenue declined for the second consecutive month in November, with the state’s three licensed sportsbooks bringing in $1.4m. Topics: Finance Sports betting Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th December 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Delaware’s sports betting revenue declined for the second consecutive month in November, with the state’s three licensed sportsbooks bringing in $1.4m.This was despite a higher handle and a greater number of wagers placed than in October.Players staked a total of $10.3m in the four-week period ending on 24 November, down 35.9% from November 2018, while the number of bets placed fell 18.8% to 285,910. Revenue also fell 66.2% year-on-year, to $1.4m.Delaware Park continued to be the most popular spot for sports bettors, bringing in revenue of $852,909 on a handle of $6.3m. This represented a 41.2% year-on-year drop in amounts wagered, and a 42.1% decline in revenue.Read more on iGB North America. Regions: US Delaware Delaware sports betting revenue declines again in November Email Addresslast_img read more

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American Nurses Association Endorses Val Demings

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleSubaru Recall Affects Legacy and Outback ModelsNext articleCommissioner Dean insulted at being left off LANGD Board Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR *****The boundaries of Florida’s 10th Congressional District were created by the Florida Supreme Court on December 2, 2015.  Here is a link to the decision.  See page 108 for a map of the Approved Congressional Redistricting Plan.As the map excerpt below shows, the new District 10 takes in all of Northwest, West and Southwest Orange County, including Apopka. Please enter your comment! American Nurses Association Endorses Val Demings in Florida’s 10th Congressional DistrictVal Demings“The American Nurses Association is proud to endorse Val Demings as our candidate in Florida’s 10th Congressional District,” said Willa Fuller, Executive Director of Florida Nurses Association, “We believe that Val truly understands the issues Central Florida nurses are facing. Her personal experiences in the healthcare system have allowed her to see firsthand the struggles nurses are facing regarding staffing and mobility in the workplace. We are confident Val will be a great champion for the thousands of nurses in Central Florida.”“Nurses are the heart of our healthcare system,” said Val Demings, responding to the endorsement, “I’m grateful to receive the endorsement of the American Nurses Association during National Nurses Week. This week is a time where we praise and celebrate the dedication and selflessness nurses bring into the workplace, day in and day out. Working the midnight shift as a police officer, I saw nurses tirelessly serving patients in the most chaotic of situations, at all hours of the day. Their continued commitment to the job inspires me and I look forward to advocating on behalf of those men and women.”center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

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T House / Studio Arquitectos

first_imgPhotographs:  Loris Guzzetta, Pablo García Figueroa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Year:  Manufacturers: American Standard, Ikea, Helvex, Llano de la Torre, Technolite, VALVOSave this picture!© Loris GuzzettaText description provided by the architects. Tulum is known for being a place in the Mexican Caribbean recurrently visited by New Yorkers, among other city dwellers from around the world. It is the antithesis of urban life. Whether at the beach area or the city area, a clearly marked division in Tulum, in either case, visitors have the opportunity to enrich a rural experience of nature, peace and simplicity. “COPY” Save this picture!© Loris GuzzettaDrawing heavily from this context, T House is a private residence of approximately 262 square meters, in an area of 10 x 50 meters, consisting of three holiday studios in the city of Tulum, Quintana Roo. The client, a fashion designer from New York, wanted a space with an integrated approach to a Caribbean paradise, with many textures, color emphasis and adaptation to the tropical context.Save this picture!PlanThe design process is customized for the client; if the client were to become architectural elements, House T would be its spatial presence. The goal was a composition of volumes and forms, rhythms and textures, surprising the viewer in different corners. Simple and at the same time complex, in a tropical setting that is also elegant (urban elegance). The task was difficult in the aspect of not bringing a bit of New York, but to interpret a New Yorker in the context of Tulum. The lifestyle that the space creates is living barefoot, riding a bike, dressing casual without losing style, and a lot of sensuality.Save this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaThe experimentation of the finished concrete was based on a series of tests by hand, playing with polishes and pigments, as people of this region are not used to apply them in this area. Not everything was experimentation, there is a constant presence of “pasta flooring”, handmade tiles with decorative patterns, following the color palette of T House, a heritage of buildings from the colonial era strongly seen in the neighboring state of Yucatan, in the peninsula. The joints between materials was a composition based on an inward perspective towards the client, working on the interiors together with him.Save this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaCustomization reached such a degree that if the volumes are analyzed aerially, they create a “T”. There are some shadows near the pool, creating a “T”. The niche bathroom accessories are openings forming a “T”. The reflection of “come from (New York) City to Tropical Caribbean” (Tulum) is on the polished cement materials surrounded by constant greenery with a longitudinal pool. An important contribution of the natural integration, was the respect of the maximum amount of existing trees; so much so that one of these is a sculpture between the shower and bed of the “Wind” studio as well as their incorporation on the terraces. The strongest contribution of T House is towards the viewer through constant provocations and emotions as one discovers the paths of its spaces.Save this picture!Section”Earth” studio: Located on the ground floor, overlooking the access garden and the pool. Social area and separate bedroom. Kitchenette and dining area (“Darth Vader” furniture), living room, laundry closet, bathroom shared with bedroom. The bedroom includes a polished gray concrete furniture that contains both bed and closet, plus a private vanity in the bathroom.Save this picture!© Loris Guzzetta”Wind” studio: Located on the ground floor, overlooking the back garden and  the pool. Social areas and attached bedroom. Kitchenette and dining area, polished gray concrete furniture that contains both bed and living room, bathroom and dresser. “Fire” studio: Located upstairs, rear garden views, private terrace and social terrace. Social area and attached bedroom. Kitchenette and dining area, polished gray concrete furniture that contains both bed and living room, bathroom and dresser.Save this picture!© Loris GuzzettaProject gallerySee allShow lessPavilion House / Alex Urena Design StudioSelected ProjectsGallery: SANAA’s Grace Farms Through the Lens of Songkai LiuArchitecture News Share “COPY” T House / Studio Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeStudio ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTulumMexicoPublished on December 11, 2015Cite: “T House / Studio Arquitectos” [Casa T / Studio Arquitectos] 11 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs CopyHouses•Tulum, Mexicocenter_img ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778451/t-house-studio-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778451/t-house-studio-arquitectos Clipboard T House / Studio ArquitectosSave this projectSaveT House / Studio Arquitectos Mexico 2015 Save this picture!© Loris Guzzetta+ 31 Share Architects: Studio Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Hoa’s House / ioa-studio

first_imgArchitects: ioa-studio Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Big River Group, Atremide, Furniture throughout, JSB, Shades in Hawthorn, Sigorino Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses, Renovation•Melbourne, Australia “COPY” Australia CopyAbout this officeioa-studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMelbourneAustraliaPublished on July 02, 2019Cite: “Hoa’s House / ioa-studio” 02 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Hoa’s House / ioa-studio Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920135/hoas-house-ioa-studio Clipboard Houses Area:  104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tom Ross+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2017 “COPY” Projects Hoa’s House / ioa-studioSave this projectSaveHoa’s House / ioa-studio Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareClients:Hoa YangEngineering:Maurice Farrugia and AssociatesSite Area (Including Private Outdoor Area):55.0 m2Private Outdoor Area:12.0 m2Design Team:Amy Bracks, Miles Ritzmann-WilliamsCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom RossText description provided by the architects. Our friend Hoa took a huge risk and bought the oldest building she could find. The 150 year old kings arms hotel on Queensberry Street didn’t have a straight bone in it. After many design iterations, curved walls allowed the plan to divide the small and awkward existing title. As the curves were the key when dividing the space, we found that it also connected perfectly to the existing archway that once connected the old pub to the boarding house. We wanted to create a sense of height adding a third hidden bedroom into the existing roof space of the old pub. By removing the ceiling lining and structure from upstairs, this allowed us to create a whole new level and space, whilst making a double height space that connects the upper level to the open mezzanine.Save this picture!© Tom RossDue to the nature of the old building, the builder was reluctant to sign a fixed contract. The chosen contract enabled us to work with the builder hands on and complete some of the work on site ourselves. As hard as it was, it was the experimenting with materials and colours and learning through building that was most enjoyable. Save this picture!Proposed – Ground floor planSave this picture!Proposed – First floor planBy being on site so much, we were able to discover and create many unexpected moments from a pull out kitchen island bench to hidden mezzanine reading area. Save this picture!© Tom RossMaterials & FurnitureOnce we started ripping off the existing clinical office interior, we found many relics onsite by being so involved in the demolition process; from old candle holders to massive bluestone lintels, old bricks and cracking hardened plaster to the oregon rafters and gable roof.The building gave as the chance to revive parts of the old pub that had been sadly covered up.The clients taste for a different colour & texture palette forced us to break out and come up with something very unusual. Save this picture!© Tom RossSave this picture!© Tom RossThe new materials chosen for the space were very tactile, from the seagrass lined ceiling and floors upstairs, to the curved blackbutt panels, to the large velvet curtain that can close off the living area, which spoke to the roughness and textures of the existing walls.Save this picture!© Tom RossSave this picture!Proposed – SectionWe used the small space to our advantage to create warmer, cozier living spaces while using colours of the Australian bush to transform the sterile office space into an exciting & unique place to be in. We also used materials and colours as a tool to define the spaces within the house, which allowed us to keep the small space as open as possible, while providing separate living and dining areas etc. Save this picture!© Tom RossThe design worked in conjunction with the clients collection of mid century furniture and personal relics by creating many small nooks and hidden spaces to them to be exhibited and stored. We tried to bring a sense of warmth and playfulness to the project, that was also able to reflect the personality of the client.Save this picture!© Tom RossProject gallerySee allShow lessHut of Silver Chapel / KUMA & ELSASelected ProjectsGarden Hotpot Restaurant / MUDA-ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920135/hoas-house-ioa-studio Clipboard Photographs:  Tom Ross Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

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The Economist suggests new golden age of philanthropy

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Economist suggests new golden age of philanthropy Howard Lake | 19 August 2004 | News The Economist magazine suggests that we could be entering a new golden age of philanthropy, with the emergence of “a new kind of donor is emerging, with a new approach to giving.”Quoting the latest statistics on charitable giving in Giving USA, The Economist suggests that philanthropy is once again taking off both in North America and Europe. Claiming that “Bill Gates of Microsoft and Pierre Omidyar of eBay are today’s [Andrew] Carnegies”, the magazine argues that these super-wealthy people, together with a population that is both ageing and comparatively well off, are combining with tax-efficient giving opportunities to offer an unprecedented level of giving to charities.The article includes coverage of the latest research into philanthropy. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

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New legislation will affect insurance cover

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New legislation will affect insurance cover Howard Lake | 9 February 2009 | News 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. As the new Charities Bill passes through the Irish Seanad insurance companies have warned charities to review their policies.Tighter regulations to be imposed on not-for-profit organisations will make directors and board members more accountable for finances.Voluntary and community groups and social housing trusts will also have to register with a new regulatory authority under the Charities Bill.Registration to keep charitable status requires handing over sets of financial accounts, the charity’s constitution, and details on how it intends to raise funds.BHP Insurances, specialist brokers for the sector, warned liability cover for board members will be critical to protect executives and organisations from exposure to fraud or corporate malpractice.The detail required for regulation varies depending on the size of the charity, with charities under €100,000 required to reach a less onerous standard.BHP warned charities to start getting their affairs in order, or risk losing their charitable status making some insurance policies obsolete.“Both Irish charities and voluntary forums have an excellent reputation, this bill will help ensure that this is maintained,” said BHP managing director Mark Phelan. Tagged with: Finance Ireland Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Concentration camps for the poor: Pennsylvania prisons wage war on oppressed workers

first_imgFrackville, Pa. — Tensions in Pennsylvania prisons are at an all time high since the statewide lockdown ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf last summer. The Department of Corrections (DOC) is now using SCI Frackville as a laboratory to test a “violence reduction policy” that, in practice, means staff can immediately shutdown entire cell blocks of the prison and order hundreds of prisoners to be confined to their cells for 36 hours at a time.“Every day I’m in a state of impending lockdown,” says Bryant Arroyo, an innocent man at SCI Frackville, serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. “We’re anxious all the time. The mood is very tense and it’s become dangerous for both inmates and staff alike.”According to Arroyo, the facility’s posted policy says that a single wing will be placed on temporary lockdown in the event of a brawl or other dangerous incident. But in this period of heightened tensions among prisoners and between inmates and staff, Frackville’s superintendent now can order the entire block to be shutdown for 36 hours. Prisoners would be confined to their cells and subject to shakedown —  guards come in and rummage through prisoners’ personal property looking for “contraband.” Access to libraries, common space, even showers is restricted during lockdowns.“It’s gotten to the point where if you see a fight might be about to break out, you grab your towel and head to the shower because you don’t know when your next chance will be.” The last time Bryant’s block was locked down it was due to an incident on an adjacent wing. Bryant, whose cell was turned upside down in a search, was in the chow hall and didn’t even know a brawl had broken out.“Yet we’re being forced to pay the piper for the infractions of others. Not only is this a violation of our 14th Amendment rights, this constitutes punitive actions taken against a collective: a violation of the Geneva Convention.”Lockdown targets prison organizersProminent organizers within the prison appear to be specifically targeted during these lockdowns, and any hint of mass mobilization brings swift retribution. The statewide lockdown last summer was ordered to disrupt a nationwide prison strike that had been called months in advance.And now anyone in theory can take an entire block hostage and conveniently shut down the prison when an action is planned. The DOC code of ethics mandates that staff are not allowed to give one inmate power over another, Arroyo explains, and yet this is exactly the effect of this policy.“Hypothetically, you could orchestrate a lockdown of the whole facility. It’s a hostile and volatile environment.” He adds, “I’m speaking as a victim. You’re not going to keep punishing me with impunity. I hate to categorize myself as a victim, but I’m being victimized by this policy.”Imagine if you were driving down the highway, Arroyo says, and you get pulled over by a state trooper, who asks you to step out of the car and immediately places you in handcuffs. You are not charged with a crime; you are not told why you are being brought to jail. You get no phone call, no lawyer, no recourse. They hold you for 36 hours and then let you go back to your normal life, no explanations given. You are told later that because there was a robbery a few miles away off a nearby exit, police were rounding up everybody on the highway and holding them for a day and a half.“Welcome to the violence reduction policy. That’s now what we face every day.”Ironically, prisoners are better off if they are directly involved in incidents that cause a lockdown, because they are brought to the restricted housing unit, incident reports are filed, and prisoners have access to the law library and can appeal the decisions made by prison staff. If you’re an unsuspecting prisoner on the block just trying to live your life and do your time, you don’t get that due process.Bryant Arroyo has filed multiple grievances against Frackville staff and the DOC regarding this “violence reduction policy,” but as of this writing they have not been responded.String of abuses against inmatesThe lockdown policy is just the latest in a string of abuses perpetrated against the inmates at SCI Frackville. There are still no educational programs specifically for inmates with long-term or life sentences like Bryant. There is still no ESL program, even after Arroyo successfully lobbied for an ESL program on behalf of his fellow Spanish-speaking inmate Rafael Rodriguez.Staff agreed that in a facility with a sizeable Spanish-speaking population, they must have at least one ESL instructor on hand, but the facility has failed to hire anyone after the decision was made nearly a year ago.During Ramadan, Muslim prisoners who were fasting and placed on lockdown had no rescheduled meal time and either had to break their own fast knowing they’d be restricted to their cells or wait until nightfall to eat an ice cold “iftar” meal [specially prepared meal to break a fast]. Months ago, many Muslim prisoners filed grievances because the visiting room vending machines were disproportionately stocked with pork products, and neither inmates nor their families were able to share a meal together on visits.“White supremacy? That’s policy,” says Arroyo. “But the change here is inevitable. Because this is torture.”After a manufactured scare about prison staff being sickened after exposure to synthetic drugs, prisoners are now subjected to strip searches before and after visitation with families. Arroyo and other prisoners say these aggressive and punitive searches constitute sexual harassment and sexual assault and are meant to keep prisoners isolated and discourage them from scheduling visits with loved ones. Staff euphemistically refer to this practice as “unclothed searches” and deny that making inmates take off all their clothes and submit to cavity searches is at all sexual or harassing.Incidentally, despite these increased security measures, the trafficking of synthetic drugs inside prisons is reportedly at an all-time high. It is common knowledge that guards and prison staff, not inmates, are the ones who are smuggling the drugs into facilities to be sold. Addiction is wreaking havoc on the community. “Guys on synthetics — they’re just getting high,” Arroyo says. “It’s like that’s all they’re looking forward to.”Inmates have also been denied the right to wear safety collars to prevent exposure to radiation when being made to go through full x-ray body-scanners before and after visits. There is still insufficient research regarding the safety of body scanners; the technology is similar to that employed at airport security checkpoints. But prisoners’ concerns have been categorically dismissed.Environmental dangers in prisonArroyo recently had to undergo surgery after suffering from precancerous polyps in his throat. Initially told by staff that he was just suffering from acid reflux, Arroyo fought for an examination by an otolaryngologist who immediately discovered the advanced state of his affliction. Arroyo is certain the polyps arose from the toxic conditions in the prison, specifically the poisonous state of the drinking water.In a recent broadcast for Prison Radio, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke of an article he had written for Workers World about Bryant Arroyo, whom he dubbed the world’s first “jailhouse environmentalist.” He describes the multiple battles now being waged by inmates against the environmental crimes of the mass incarceration industry.Arroyo concluded his own Prison Radio talk by addressing environmental racism in prisons. “Class is the most important thing in society. But race is not any less important.”Prisons, like military bases, are poisonous sites that are often built on land that has already been ravaged by capitalism. Arroyo led a campaign that successfully shut down a coal gassification plant scheduled to be built near a Pennsylvania state correctional facility, a scheme that would have cost hundreds of millions of dollars.Arroyo also helped organize his fellow state prisoners to lobby on behalf of federal prisoners — a historic act of solidarity across prison walls — to shut down the construction of a federal facility in Kentucky that would have been built next to an active coal mine. With this federal prison plan now shut down, over $500 million set aside for its construction will now be reallocated.Bryant brags that he’s now taken over a billion dollars out of the pockets of the “corporate raiders” he has dedicated his life to fighting against. “I’m in the billionaire club! I just don’t get to collect it myself. But I’ll tell you, I feel like a very rich man. Donald Trump can’t prove that he’s a billionaire, but I can.”Prisons: ‘places of mass pollution’“The globe is under constant assault,” says Arroyo, a deeply faithful and committed environmentalist. “Our oceans are filled with plastic. It’s an abomination.”Mumia asks, “What are prisons except sinks of negativity? What are they except places of mass pollution of the spirit, the mind, the psyche? The environment of prisons is one of oppression. We cannot ignore this truth. How can any good come from it?”Bryant Arroyo and Mumia Abu-Jamal are two of Workers World’s most tireless advocates on the inside, fighting against censorship of the paper within the prison system and fighting on behalf of their fellow inmates. In a nation where prisons are concentration camps for the poor, all prisoners are political prisoners.There are no walls in the workers struggle! Tear them down!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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West Texas native to present benefit showcase

first_img Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSummer Spaghetti SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter By admin – January 23, 2018 Twitter Producer, actress and singer and West Texas native Jenness Rouse will present of “Jenness Rouse & Friends: IT’S TIME,” A Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788 in Midland.The concert will benefit The Life Center, a nonprofit pregnancy resource center that helps teens and offers abstinence plus education. Tickets range from $37 to $52, the website said.The music will range from Celtic to classical to Broadway show tunes, jazz and pop. Performers include Current Nine, which is Eric and Emily Baker, David and Kimberly Corman and classical duo Sonates en Duo, which is Maiwenn and Willy Ekoue. Baker is department chair and instructor of music at Odessa College and David Corman is instructor of music and Kimberly Corman is an adjunct faculty member. All of them are at Odessa College.Rouse, who was born in Odessa and grew up in Midland, said she moved to New York City in 2011 and Los Angeles in 2013. She said she learned in Los Angeles that unless you created your own work, things don’t happen very quickly. After launching her company Rising Monarch Productions, doors started opening.“I figured out I had a knack for production. I produced my television pilot ‘Becca on Call,’” she said. “I have a background in singing opera, stage and musicals.”“Becca on Call” is an independent series that will be available to view or purchase on Amazon Prime. It was shot in Midland and Rouse said it’s a medical comedy with a “Scrubs”-type of feel. “Scrubs” was on from 2001-2010.While she was waiting for the television pilot to pick up steam, she started Rising Monarch Productions through which she organized musical showcases like the one planned for Jan. 30. Rouse said she will be the host and sing some songs, but she has invited different musicians to participate.David Corman is her former voice coach. He said he and his wife, Kimberly, who offers private voice lessons, will sing “Con Te Partiro” as the show’s finale. The song was performed by Andrea Bocelli.“It’s wonderful to take part in a former student’s concert and it’s a real honor and a blast to see somebody who did so much here at OC really blossoming,” Corman said.“He’s the one who kind of started me off,” Rouse said of Corman. “I used to have horrific stage fright and I would not even go and interview for voice lessons. This was back in early 2000s. I had a friend who got in my face and said, ‘Jenness, you have a gift and you’re responsible to use it.’ Then she went and got me this interview with David Corman. It took about 10 minutes he put me in his choir his ensemble. He started training me vocally.”Corman said Rouse performed in operas at OC, including “Sister Angelica,” with his wife, Kimberly.She was also earning a bachelor’s degree in business and leadership from Williamson College and a master’s degree in religion from Liberty University. She needed some electives, so she took them through OC.A graduate of Trinity School in Midland, Rouse said she was an athlete growing up.“I was big into sports and academics, and again, I suffered tremendous stage fright beginning in junior high where I didn’t like my voice, didn’t want to sing in front of people and I was perfectly comfortable being on the volleyball court, or on the soccer field,” Rouse said.At 18, she had to take an elective and felt the easiest one was choir. She also was cat in the lead of a “A Little Night Music” at Trinity.“I sang ‘Send in the Clowns.’ That was when something struck, like this is what I’m supposed to do. Being a character rather than singing as myself was far easier,” Rouse said.She added that she didn’t overcome her stage fright for another seven years.“… The more you do it, the more you break through that barrier …,” Rouse said.Rouse is also the author of “Nessipees: Nesseys Recipes for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wholeness” a cookbook with inspirational articles. She wrote it in 2008 while suffering from Lyme disease and it was published in 2012. She was bitten by a tick while living in Nashville, Tenn.“I have overcome years of fighting Lyme disease and its detrimental effects,” Rouse said.She added that she also writes about encouragement and that while going through difficulties there is a hope of new beginnings.Corman said when he first met Rouse she could barely stand because of Lyme disease. Part of the time she was at OC, Corman said she was in a wheelchair.He added that Rouse is an incredible worker with an “excellent mind.”“One of the most amazing moments in the 14 years that I’ve been here we did a spring concert here in Jack Rodgers at OC. She was in wheelchair. She’d been out for a month or so. She came back at the last minute (for the performance) and she did the song ‘God Help the Outcasts’ from ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame.’ There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. It was electric,” Corman said.If You Go Home Local News Entertainment West Texas native to present benefit showcase Jenness Rouse is pictured meeting the press June 1, 2017, at the 20th Annual Dances with Films Film Festival at the Chinese Theatres (TCL Chinese Theatres) on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif., for the world premiere of her show, “Becca on Call.”   WhatsApp Facebook Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.Odessa College.Jenness Rouse & Friends Benefit Concert Local NewsEntertainment West Texas native to present benefit showcase WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest More Information Previous articleOC eyes extended library hoursNext articleMan accused of stabbing father faces trial this week admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What: “Jenness Rouse & Friends: IT’S TIME,” A Concert.When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30.Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. 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Rockhill Rd from Old Town Bridge to close for four months

first_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Rockhill Rd from Old Town Bridge to close for four months AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Twitter Twitter The Rockhill Road from the Old Town Bridge to the Greyrock/ Nestles Road in Letterkenny is to close for a period of four months as of Novermber 12th.The temporary road closure will be in place until March 5th 2020 to facilitate the installation of a newsewer and associated works.The road closure will be lifted over the Christmas period during the last two weeks in November and the first two weeks in January.Objections to the road closure can be made before 4pm on Wednesday October 16th.Local Councillor Donal Coyle is urging people to have their say:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/donalcoyle5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDonegal GRA sceptical over how much Garda budget will stretchNext articleCllr calls for change in legislation for erection of masts News Highland By News Highland – October 10, 2019 WhatsApplast_img read more

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