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Zuckerberg part of $100M ‘California Black Freedom Fund’

first_imgMore than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund. It’s five-year $100 million initiative the group says will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state aiming to eradicate systemic racism. The 25 funders include the philanthropic groups of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs as well as JPMorgan Chase. The group says the fund aims to address the “history of underinvestment” in Black-led organizations. It currently has $32.4 million, with the rest of the money slated to be raised and given during the next five years.last_img

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Students and alumni named Yenching Scholars

first_imgThree Notre Dame students and alumni have been named Yenching Scholars and will be given the opportunity to pursue Master’s degrees at Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China, according to a University press release. The three students receiving the scholarship are Teresa Kennedy, class of 2016, an anthropology and peace studies major from Wilbraham, Massachusetts; senior Jenny Ng, a political science major from Sai Kung, Hong Kong; and Dominic Romeo, class of 2014, a political science and Chinese major from Turlock, California, according to the release. “I hope that this program will allow me to gain a more nuanced understanding of Chinese domestic politics, as well as my current area of study — China-Latin America relations,” Ng said in the release. “More importantly however, I’m most excited for the opportunity to build China connections for Education Bridge — an education project in South Sudan that I have been working on with Notre Dame classmates and professors.”The current group of Yenching Scholars comprises of 125 students attending 80 universities from 40 countries, according to the release. Tags: Alumni, China, Yenching Scholarslast_img read more

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Audra McDonald & Viola Davis Among 2017 SAG Award Nominees

first_imgAudra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill'(Photo courtesy of HBO) Nominations for the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on December 14. Much like this year’s Golden Globe nods, a number of performers who have taken their Tony-winning performances to film and television are on the list.Audra McDonald and Bryan Cranston, who won Tonys in 2013 for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and All the Way, respectively, are up for the HBO adaptations of both titles in the Television Movie or Miniseries categories. Among their peers are Tony winner Courtney V. Vance and Sarah Paulson, who won Emmys earlier this year for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, 2010 Tony winners for Fences, are up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Female Actor in a Supporting Role, respectively, for the Washington-helmed film adaptation. The cast is also up for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; three other performers from the Broadway revival reprise their performances, including Tony nominee McKinley Henderson.Additional nominees theater fans should look out for include Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for the movie musical La La Land, 2016 Tony nominee Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight standout and off-Broadway alum Mahershala Ali and stage favorites Tituss Burgess and Uzo Aduba, who received nods for their work in the comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange is the New Black.The 23rd annual SAG Awards will take place on January 29. Click here for a complete list of nominees. View Commentslast_img read more

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Strategic adjustments for year-end

first_imgYear-end? It’s just August! But yes, you read that title correctly: this August post is talking about the year-end. More specifically, strategic adjustments you might need to make.As we tell our planning clients all the time: strategic planning is a process not a date on a calendar. In essence, you should be doing strategic planning throughout the year.As the dog days of August hit, here are some issues you should examine to ensure you are making the necessary adjustments for year-end:Celebrate gains—It’s always a good time to reflect on your successes. Many executives and managers tend to focus on what is NOT being done or where we’ve missed the mark. Before doing that type of examination look at your accomplishments first. Did loans grow more than expected, did one branch perform exceptionally well, did you bring in a rock star new hire? Making adjustments starts with celebrating your success. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Human error caused Pakistan plane crash that killed 97: Initial report

first_imgHe said the pilots had been discussing the coronavirus pandemic as they attempted to land the Airbus A320.”The pilot and co-pilot were not focused and throughout the conversation was about coronavirus,” Khan said. The Pakistani investigation team, which included officials from the French government and the aviation industry, analyzed data and voice recorders.The minister said the plane was “100 percent fit for flying, there was no technical fault”. Topics : A plane crash which killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was because of human error by the pilot and air traffic control, according to an initial report into the disaster released Wednesday.The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane came down among houses on May 22 after both engines failed as it approached Karachi airport, killing all but two people on board.”The pilot as well as the controller didn’t follow the standard rules,” the country’s aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said, announcing the findings in parliament.center_img The county’s deadliest aviation accident in eight years came days after domestic commercial flights resumed following a two-month coronavirus lockdown.Many passengers were on their way to spend the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr with loved ones.last_img read more

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Area Basketball Scores (12-17)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresTuesday  (12-17)Girls ScoresGreensburg  71     Oldenburg  38Switzerland County  55     South Ripley  33Southwestern Hanover  43     Borden  40Boys ScoresNorth Decatur  69     Milan  64Tayor  69     Lawrenceburg  59last_img

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CAS decision on Manchester City a disgrace, Mourinho says

first_imgThe decision of the Court of Arbitration of Sport to overturn Manchester City’s two-year UEFA ban from European football, while fining them 10 million euros (9.09 million pounds) is disgraceful.Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday it was a disgrace for such a decision to have been made. UEFA ruled in February that Manchester City had committed serious breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations and failed to cooperate with its investigation.It then handed the English Premier League side a ban and a fine of 30 million euros.However, the CAS on Monday said Manchester City did not violate FFP rules by disguising equity funding as sponsorship.But it imposed a reduced fine for failing to cooperate with European football’s governing body.“In any case it’s a disgraceful decision because if Manchester City are not guilty then they should not be punished with the fine,” Mourinho told reporters in a virtual news conference ahead of Wednesday’s clash against 13th placed Newcastle United. “If you’re not guilty, you shouldn’t have a fine. If they are guilty, the decision is also a disgrace and they should be banned from the competition.“I don’t know if Manchester City are guilty or not, but either way it’s a disgraceful decision.”UEFA’s FFP rules face likely changes in the wake of the CAS ruling.Mourinho said the system needs to be overhauled if it is to continue to serve its purpose which is to aim to stop clubs running big losses through spending on players.“I think this is going to be the end of Financial Fair Play, because there is no point,” Mourinho said. “I would like to see it used in a proper way. At this moment we are talking about Manchester City, but in the past other clubs were in a similar situation.“I think it’s better to open the circus door and let everybody enjoy.”Eighth-placed Spurs picked up a crucial win against rivals Arsenal on Sunday.But Mourinho said the result would count for little if they cannot follow it up with a victory at Newcastle United.RelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says “I know it’s a London derby and it’s Arsenal and we showed that in the game, but now it doesn’t mean much if we go to Newcastle United and lose there,” the Spurs manager said.Mourinho confirmed that Tanguy Ndombele sustained an injury in training and could miss the trip to St James’ Park.Also, Dele Alli continues to recover from a hamstring injury and is also a major doubt.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Court of Arbitration for SportJose MourinhoManchester CityTottenham HotspurUEFAlast_img read more

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Near Perfect Ellsworth Continues to Roll

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — In their first three outings, the Ellsworth Eagle boys and girls, both 3-0, have lost just a single set each.But even with those near-perfect records, the Eagles girls are ranked only fifth and the Eagle boys eighth in Eastern Maine Class B, according to this week’s first edition of the Maine Principals’ Associaton Heal point standings.In action this week, Class B Ellsworth dealt the Class C George Stevens Academy Eagles their only loss so far, with the Ellsworth boys winning 4-1 and the girls rolling to a 5-0 win. BOYSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth 4, GSA 1Singles: Spencer Small (E) over Elias Springer 8-3, Nick Reese (E) over Michael Senter-Zapata 8-6, Alex Keefe (E) over Dillon Morris 8-5. Doubles: Max Reiter and Charlie Volkwein (GSA) over Dillon Toothaker and Tyler Small 9-8 (9-7), Brandon Albee and Justin Harding (E) over Will Brokaw and Lucas Yoder 8-6. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img Bio GIRLSEllsworth 5, GSA 0Singles: Miranda Grant over Southerd Steer 8-3, Ashley Harding over Katie Herklotz 9-7, Clarissa Winkleman over Roz Brokaw 8-3. Doubles: Holly Wadman and Caitlin Maloney over Grace Jackson and Vesta Davis 8-6, Danel White and Paige Lewis over Tierney Hally and Hannah Van der Eb 8-3. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 adminlast_img read more

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27 Nations To Take Part In Boxing Championship In Indonesia

first_imgJakarta: At least 300 boxers from 27 countries have confirmed their participation in an international boxing championship in Indonesia next month, the organisers said on Tuesday. The 27 countries include India, China, the United States, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Iraq, Thailand, the Philippines and others, the head of the Indonesian amateur boxing association Johni Asadoma said. The 23rd Indonesian President Boxing Championship is slated to be held from July 22 to July 29 in Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara province, Asadoma said, reports Xinhua news agency.The number of participants in the tournament is expected to rise as the registration is still open, said the official. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img

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The Latest: 1 positive in latest Premier League testing

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Premier League says one person was found to have the coronavirus after the fifth round of testing of players and staff at soccer clubs. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Official World Golf Ranking will restart next week when the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour hold official tournaments for the first time in three months.The ranking was frozen on March 15 as golf joined the rest of sports worldwide in shutting down sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The European Tour does not resume until July 22. That leaves some players unable to earn ranking points.The OWGR board says major organizations such as the USGA and PGA of America have agreed to incorporate the March 15 ranking into whatever qualifying criteria they have involving the ranking.Rory McIlroy remains at No. 1 going to Colonial next week in Fort Worth, Texas. The Latest: 1 positive in latest Premier League testing ___A part-time student worker in the Iowa State athletic department has tested positive for COVID-19 and four athletes are experiencing symptoms.ISU says the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test last weekend.The four athletes from two sports began experiencing symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside the athletic department who have been infected. Those athletes are in quarantine and awaiting test results.Athletic director Jamie Pollard says “the potential for infections and positive test results has always been very real for an organization like ours and we’ve been thorough and diligent in planning for such incidents.” The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea. The league’s planned end date in mid-July is now in doubt.Karpaty says everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled for a two-week quarantine period.Karpaty player Egor Nazarina told Ukrainian TV channel Futbol that he didn’t believe anyone at the club had displayed symptoms of COVID-19.___The top health official in the Valencia region says Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was irresponsible for traveling to Spain for a Champions League match with symptoms of the coronavirus. Associated Press center_img The Big 12 is allowing Iowa State and other conference schools to have football players return June 15 for voluntary workouts.___A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff.The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named.The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was canceled because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more matches. June 3, 2020 Ana Barceló says Gasperini “lacked responsibility” and “shouldn’t have made the trip” from a high-risk area knowing that he had COVID-19 symptoms.The 62-year-old Gasperini told Italian media he started feeling sick on March 9. That was a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the round of 16.Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.Barceló says the revelation by Gasperini shows that authorities were right by ordering the second leg to be played without fans.___ The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training.The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.___ The league did not identity the person.Testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March.___The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour.Sanford Health is based in South Dakota and is title sponsor of a PGA Tour Champions event. The company has three mobile testing units it will deploy across the country. Each one has a driver and three lab technicians. A unit will be at tournaments from Saturday through Thursday before leaving for the next closest event.The tour says results from the PCR tests are expected back in a manner of hours. Senior vice president of tour administration Andy Levinson says it also allows ample testing without taking away resources from the community where the tournaments are played.The tour expects about 400 people to require testing at tournaments upon the restart. No spectators are allowed for the first five events on the PGA Tour.The first event is the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, on the PGA Tour. The smaller Korn Ferry Tour has an event at PGA Tour headquarters in Florida.___last_img read more

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