Terri Lyne Carrington is the definition of Black Girl Magic.

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Revered jazz player Terri Lyne Carrington is cool, calm and collected, but her schedule? Crazy. At just 55, she’s earning the highest honor bestowed on jazz artists, the prestigious NEA Jazz Masters Award. She’s nominated at the Grammys for best instrumental jazz album — an award she won in 2014 and is the only woman to do so in the show’s 63-year history. She worked as a consultant on the hit Disney/Pixar animation “Soul,” making sure it portrayed the jazz world accurately. And she’s the founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and has spent nearly 16 years teaching at the college.last_img read more

Office For Aging Services To Hold Second Free Face Mask, Sanitizer Give-Away

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: www.nursetogether.com / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Office for Aging Services will hold two free mask and sanitizer giveaways for area seniors on Friday, June 26, and Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at all Office for Aging Services’ locations.The free masks and sanitizer will be available during the above hours at 610 W. Third St., Jamestown; 7 N. Erie St. (back of the HRC Building) in Mayville and 45 Cliffstar Ct. in Dunkirk.The event is designed to help older adults in Chautauqua County receive free personal protective equipment (PPE). Seniors can drive by one of the three sites to pick up hand sanitizer, face masks, and resource booklets.“The first give-away was so successful that we are planning two more drive-by distributions of masks and sanitizer,” said Dr. Mary Ann Spanos, Director of the Chautauqua County Office for Aging Services. “Seniors can pick up for themselves and anyone in their household. We recommend seniors have at least two cloth masks so they can be washed daily or after every use. Groups who need PPE should contact the county EOC through its website www.chautcofire.org to request large quantities of masks, sanitizer and other equipment.” Supplies have also been given to all senior housing units in the county. Seniors who need masks and sanitizer and are unable to get to the distribution events can also call NY Connects to make arrangements.For more information about the distribution event or senior services in Chautauqua County, please contact the NY Connects Helpline at (716) 753-4582.last_img read more

Please stop calling me…Unless you’re my credit union

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr T-C-P-A. This four letter acronym invokes a lot of fear in credit unions across the country. Most of that fear is based on the very real risk of facing a lawsuit for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). There are individuals known as “TCPA trolls” who have made a lot of money filing TCPA lawsuits against those institutions that have intentionally or unintentionally placed calls (including text messages) to their numbers. Plaintiffs’ attorneys were quick to notice this trend and have profited greatly from the skyrocketing number of TCPA cases in recent years.For starters, Congress enacted the TCPA in 1991. That’s right, 26 years ago. Considering all of the technological advancements since the ’90s, it is no surprise that the Act is in serious need of modernization. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued several orders since then attempting to clarify the TCPA’s vague language, including in 2003, 2012, and (this one is a doozy) 2015. Shortly after the FCC’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order (2015 Order), NAFCU detailed the background and details of the FCC’s proclamation on this blog. Since then, NAFCU has been very vocal about its concerns with the following aspects of the 2015 Order and the FCC’s TCPA regulations generally: (1) the restrictive free-to-end-user exemption; (2) the overly-expansive definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (autodialers); (3) antiquated distinctions between mobile and residential phones; (4) the very vague standard for revoking previous consent; and (5) a lack of flexibility with regard to reassigned numbers. continue reading »last_img read more

Simon O’Connor: Why we didn’t back euthanasia bill

first_imgNZ Herald 10 August 2017Family First Comment: Superb commentary. Thank you Simon.Throughout this term of Parliament it has been my privilege to serve as chair of the health committee. Over the last two years, it has been my responsibility to lead the inquiry into assisted suicide and euthanasia as requested by a petition to Parliament.I led a group of dedicated MPs from a cross-section of parties in listening to what New Zealanders had to say about this difficult but important subject. I felt it was essential that I maintained an unbiased, even-handed process, though I made no secret of my own personal concerns about the topic.From the outset, I believed it was important for all those concerned to know my opinion so that they could watch me and ensure that I behaved in a fair manner towards all sides and I have appreciated the statements by MPs and by the petitioner acknowledging my professional impartiality.Over 21,000 New Zealanders wrote to the committee with their own thoughts on assisted dying and euthanasia. Of those, 944 people spoke to us in person over 108 hours of hearings. This inquiry was the largest ever undertaken by a New Zealand Parliament and was the largest, most public discussion ever held on this topic.Now that the investigation is complete, now that all of the submitters have been heard, and the report has been written by the health committee as a whole, I feel I can finally say a few words myself.Before entering Parliament I spent years studying ethics and philosophy at university, particularly around human rights. Some might see these fields as impractical but they prepared me well for this investigation. My extensive readings, lectures, and discussions formed the basis of my objection to assisted suicide.I entered this investigation willing to hear evidence from all sides and was prepared to consider new arguments if they were presented. Unfortunately, the arguments in favour of assisted suicide and euthanasia are not terribly well-reasoned. They rely heavily on emotional experiences and intense ideologies. These are not the best foundations for building laws, but they are important and they do deserve to be heard.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11900872last_img read more

Season turnaround: Scottish side banks on Akin Famewo

first_img Loading… Former Celtic defender Efe Ambrose on Livingstone radar Saints boss Jim Goodwin said: “With the amount of injuries and everything that we have had over the last couple of months we felt it was an area that we needed to strengthen. “Akin is a player we have seen a number of times this season playing for Norwich U23s, but he trains with their first team. “He’s a good player. He’s still got a bit of developing to do but it’s a win-win for everyone. “We can give Akin senior football and he continues his development.” Famewo’s move is coming a time when former Super Eagles Celtic ace Efe Ambrose is on the verge of returning to the Scottish league. Read Also CAF awards: Eagles stars missing from Africa’s best XI Ambrose who played for Celtic winning several laurels in five seasons sojourn is being wooed back by Livingston. The former Kaduna and Bayelsa United defender, who made 51 appearances for the Super Eagles, became a free agent after a short stay with English Championship side Derby County last year. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterIf Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien SzaniszloBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind Scottish Premier League side St Mirren is banking on Nigeria born Akin Famewo to help turn their fortune around in the season. St Mirren currently struggling within the relegation zone have signed Famewo from Norwich City subject to international clearance. The 21-year-old English centre-half, who can also play at left-back, joins the Saints from the English Premier League side until the end of the season. The former Luton and Grimsby defender revealed a discussion with ex-Saint Kenny McLean pointed him towards Paisley. He told St Mirren’s official website: “I’m very happy to be here, I’ve heard a lot good things about the club. “I didn’t know a great lot about Scottish football but I know Kenny McLean and he’s told me a bit about it. “I spoke to him about the move as he has links to the club and I was really keen to join. “The manager has been very welcoming and I’m looking forward to working with him. “I’m very excited as it’s a great opportunity in a great league.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Indy Star’s Top Five

first_imgAn article I read in the Indy Star listed the 5 top juniors playing boys basketball in Indiana.  These are their candidates for Mr. Basketball next year.  Their first candidate is Joey Brunk of Southport.  He is 6’10” and obviously plays center.  The second individual is C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech.  He is a 6′ guard and played on the state championship team of a couple years ago.The final 3 include Eron Gordon, a 6’2″ guard playing for Cathedral High School.  If you remember, he caused quite a stir with his transfer from another Indianapolis school.  Another 6’2″ guard is Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central.  The final member of this top 5 group is Damien Jefferson of East Chicago Central High School.  He is a 6’5″ swing man which means he could either play forward or guard depending on the situation.It will be interesting to see how these 5 finish out their senior seasons at their respective schools.  Keep an eye on these 5 names.last_img read more

Driven Racing Oil designates awards for top IMCA national, regional rookie drivers

first_imgThe Memphis, Tenn., manufacturer and distributor gives $100 gift certificates to IMCA Modi­fied, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact national rookies of the year, as well as to top regional Modi­fied, Stock Car and Hobby Stock rookies.  Driven certificates will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed begin­ning the following week from the IMCA home office, and are redeemable through Driven Racing Oil only.  To redeem the certification, call Driven Racing Oil at 866-611-1820. “Driven returns this year with a great program targeting first-year competitors once again across multiple divisions,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They have a great product for IMCA racers available from a variety of retailers and we encourage racers to use their products.” A third-year IMCA sponsor, Driven manufactures a wide variety of premium oil and lubri­cants for motorsports customers plus street, marine and off-road usage.center_img Information about those products is available at the www.drivenracingoil.com website, by calling 866-611-1820 and on Facebook.   MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Drivers earning IMCA national or rookie of the year awards this season see their efforts rewarded by Driven Racing Oil. last_img read more

West Florida Pitching Strikes out the Competition

first_imgWest Florida Pitching Strikes out the Competition March 31, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Wet Florida (29-10, 5-3 GSC) swept the opening day double header against West Georgia (19-14, 1-4 GSC) with a 4-2 victory in night cap of Saturday at Pelican Park on the UWF campus. Similar to game one a UWF starting pitcher broke a career strike out record, as junior transfer Jon Sintes (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) struck out nine. UWF pitchers combined to strike out 22 Wolves across two games.After only scoring one run in the first game of the double header West Georgia rebound with a two-run first inning. A.J. Renfrow opened the game with a single to left field. An Argonauts error placed two runners on base and both runners scored on a single to right field by Nolan Childers.The Argonauts responded with one run in the bottom half of the inning. Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) started the inning with a single and would advance to third following a Bo Williams single (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) down the right field line. Antoske would score the first Argonauts run of the game on a error by the Wolves catcher, when he over threw second base attempting to catch Williams stealing.West Florida would take the lead with a three-run fourth inning. Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Jefferson Davis CC) led off the inning with a single and advanced to third following a sacrifice bunt, then a single by Jacob Whisenhunt (Mobile, Ala./ L.B. Wallace CC). Hundley would score and Whisenhunt would advance to third on a single to right field by Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala./ Gulf Coast CC). The next batter Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) doubled off the right field wall knocking in Whisenhunt from third and Jones attempted to score from first on the well hit ball, but was thrown out at the plate. The Argonauts kept the two-out rally alive when Antoske walked and Kyle DeBos (Panama City, Fla./ Gulf Coast CC) was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Williams was able to draw a bases loaded walk to score the third run of the inning giving West Florida a 4-2 lead. Clay Wallace (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) lined a shot to center field that would have scored at least two more runs in the inning if not for a great play by the Wolves center fielder Renfrow.Sintes, who gained control on the mound following the rough first inning, (6-3) pitched six strong in the win allowing two run, one earned, both in the first inning. He gave up only two hits, walked three, and struck out nine batters, his career best at West Florida.Phil Lawhorn (Virginia Beach, Va./ Pensacola Junior College) pitched a perfect seventh inning striking out two of the three batters he faced for his ninth save of the season.The final game of the three game series between West Georgia and West Florida is set for 1 p.m. tomorrow. Fans can follow all the action with a live broadcast on the stretch internet or with “Live Stats” at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Bonus for women cricketers as Australia offers big pay deal

first_img(REUTERS) – Cricket Australia (CA) has proposed a new pay deal to players which offers large salary increases, particularly for women, but breaks with the 20-year model of a fixed percentage of revenue from the game going to the cricketers.The A$419M (£259.21M) offer is a 35 percent increase on the current five-year deal, which expires in July, and was laid out by CA chief James Sutherland yesterday.CA said the new deal meant international men’s players, taking into account bonuses, match fees and domestic Twenty20 wages, would be earning an average of $1.45M a year by the 2021-22 season.“We have placed the emphasis on increasing the guaranteed amount that the men will receive, rather than rely on any projected increase in revenue,” Sutherland said.“… CA believes that the model devised in the 1990s, which is based on a fixed percentage of revenue, has served its intended purpose — to make Australia’s cricketers some of the best paid sportspeople in the country.”The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA), the player’s union, responded by saying they needed to scrutinise the small print of the offer and reiterated its stance that any new deal should include a revenue-sharing model.“CA has responded to the ACA’s calls for improved pay and conditions for all cricket players regardless of gender and of the need for more investment in grassroots cricket,” ACA chief Alistair Nicholson said.“The ACA has fought long and hard for these causes. Men and women have stood united for a fairer deal for all and for the next generation of cricketers. The ACA commends our members for their resolve.”The biggest winners under the new deal would be women players, who will be included in the “memorandum of understanding” for a first time.“Under the proposal, women will receive an immediate average pay increase of more than 125 percent,” Sutherland added.“As a result, our international women cricketers will see their average pay increase from A$79 000 to A$179 000, as of July 1 this year. By 2021, we expect to see our international women cricketers earning an average of A$210 000.”last_img read more

WAFU Cup: Eagles B to Play Togo in New Format

first_imgMatches will then proceed in the same knockout format until the winner emerges on October 13.Organizers were compelled to invite North African nation, Morocco as a result of the subsisting FIFA ban that bars Sierra Leone from partaking in international football.Although the ban may be lifted before the tournament kicks off, Sierra Leone’s footballers have again been denied of much –needed exposure and excitement due to the FIFA ban, occasioned by harebrained and ridiculous corruption allegations against FA President Isha Johansen and Secretary General Chris Kamara. Earlier in the week, after about one year of empty frenzy termed trial, the High Court in Sierra Leone discharged and acquitted the duo, stating that the allegations were frivolous, and restored them to office.The FIFA ban was the reason Sierra Leone was thrown out of the 2019 AFCON qualifying series, in which they had a great chance of qualification after beating Kenya in Freetown.Hosts Senegal will open the WAFU Cup of Nations finals against Guinea Bissau on September 28.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria will square up to neighbours Togo in the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations taking place in Thies, Senegal from September 28 to October 13.The new format means a first round straight knockout, with the winners proceeding to challenge for the trophy while the losers go on to contest for the Plate.The Eagles B, who lost to host nation Ghana in the final of the last edition in September 2017, will battle Togo’s Sparrow Hawks on September 29. Flying Eagles at training session in Poland.last_img read more