Star Entertainment fined for underage gambling at Sydney casino

first_img Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group has been fined a total of Aus$90,000 (£49,344/€54,576/US$64,652) by the New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor & Authority over three separate incidents of underage gambling at its Sydney property. Two incidents that involved youngsters aged 16 and 17 saw Star fined $15,000 for each occurrence, though the largest penalty – $60,000 – was issued over a case that saw a 12-year-old girl allowed to gamble. The latter incident involved a family visiting from China on tourist visas, with the NSW authority saying that the girl’s mother was able to avoid security by holding open an exit door and guiding her onto the main gaming floor. Once inside, the pair met up with the girl’s father and she was able to place 21 bets on poker machines over a period of 17 minutes, before being noticed by security. “It’s quite staggering that the young girl’s parents facilitated her entry in such a deceptive manner, let alone allowed their daughter to gamble,” NSW Independent Liquor & Authority chair, Philip Crawford, said. Another incident saw a 16-year-old girl enter the casino via the VIP checkpoint with a middle-aged male “platinum” member, without being asked for ID by security staff. After making their way to the main gaming area, the girl used a fake learner driver’s licence as identification, which was accepted by staff, and she was allowed to move freely about the floor and served alcohol at the bar. Security eventually intervened when she attempted to enter the nightclub, at which point staff noticed dissimilarity between the licence and her physical appearance. The other case saw a 17-year-old boy enter the casino using his own provisional licence, and was able to remain inside the property for almost three-and-a-half hours before staff realised their error. During this time, the teenager was able to purchase alcohol, played 42 rounds of roulette and 22 hands of poker. The three incidents took place over a four-month period between March and July 2019, and the NSW authority confirmed that Star self-reported all of the cases. In 2019, Star reported a total of 32 instances of minors gaining access to restricted areas of the Sydney property. “We appreciate The Star’s cooperation in coming forward each time they detect a minor, however we do take these cases seriously,” Crawford said. “The penalty indicates that every breach requires a regulatory response befitting the risk of harm to young people and the community.” Liquor & Gaming NSW director of investigations and intervention David Byrne added: “While it can be difficult to vet a person’s age by assessing whether they look over 25, this only underscores the importance of checkpoint and roving ID verification and consideration as to whether the person presenting matches their documentation.” Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Star Entertainment fined for underage gambling at Sydney casino Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group has been fined a total of Aus$90,000 (£49,344/€54,576/US$64,652) by the New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor & Authority over three separate incidents of underage gambling at its Sydney property.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Oceania Australia Casino & games 17th August 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) 2006 Prospectus

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2006 prospectus For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng)  2006 prospectus Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Who is Dan Biggar: Ten things you should know about the Wales fly-half

first_img The Wales fly-half explains how to test defences… 6. When it comes to football, Biggar is a Manchester United fan.7. Biggar married Alexandra Cummings in 2016 and the couple have a son named James.MORE ON DAN BIGGAR Dan Biggar: How to kick to regain Dan Biggar: How to kick to regain LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There’s more to the No 10 than meets the eye Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 5. The fly-half made his Wales debut for against Canada in 2008 at just 19 years old. His second cap also came against Canada – in Toronto in May 2009. Who is Dan Biggar: Ten things you should know about the Wales fly-halfDan Biggar is an experienced fly-half who has won more than 80 caps for Wales and is now plying his trade in the Gallagher Premiership with Northampton Saints.But just who is the Welshman? We decided to find out a little bit more.Ten things you should know about Dan Biggar1. Dan Biggar was born on 16 October 1989 in Morriston, Swansea. He is 6ft 2in (188cm) and weighs 14st 6lb (93kg).2. He won the 2015 BBC Cymru Sports Personality of the Year award, beating footballer Gareth Bale, cyclist Geraint Thomas and boxer Lee Selby in the public vote.3. He became the youngest player to make 100 appearances for the Ospreys in 2012. In all, he played 210 times for the region – and scored more than 2,000 points – during his 11-year spell before moving to Northampton Saints in 2018.4. Biggar has an interesting routine before kicking for goal, which fans labelled ‘The Biggarena’ after 1990s hit Macarena.center_img Dan Biggar is known for his kicking ability (Inpho) Expand 8. He played in his 50th Test for Wales against Argentina in November 2016 and at the end of that 2016-17 season he was named in the British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand.9. The Welshman is a keen table tennis player and enjoys playing in his spare time when on international duty. He is also a tennis fan and has named Roger Federer as his sporting hero.10. He scored 23 points when Wales famously beat England in the pool stages of the 2015 World Cup. Collapse Dan Biggar on family, fly-halves and the future The No 10 has found a new groove… Dan Biggar on family, fly-halves and the futurelast_img read more

What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of South Apopka?

first_img Previous articleThere will be more than birds at BirdapaloozaNext articleTip: Markeith Loyd may have changed his appearance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In my opinion it is not a matter of not serving the needs of the people, it is a jurisdiction problem. I think the COA is doing its fair share to make the community a better place for the south Apopka area within their corporate borders. They are improving the Alonzo Williams Park, doing some paving that is needed in the area, are helping find youths summer jobs, and are responding to residents in the southern boundaries within the city’s borders when they come forth and ask for certain requests of help on issues. They have added more police to the force also. People that want annexed can request to be annexed into the city from the county. The policy has always been that way, and if feasible, the city will honor their request, once the city looks at it, and after the resident is told the details, and costs if applicable. What I have seen is that most of the people wanting South Apopka county residents annexed into the City of Apopka are speaking for others that live in the county, yet the ones pushing for the annexations don’t live in South Apopka themselves, although they may have grew up there themselves. It is true. Many of the South Apopka Orange Co. residents actually don’t want annexed into the COA, and it is a fact. However, I agree, the South Apopka county residents do deserve better, and that is why they need to keep at the Orange Co. Commission, especially with help for the crime problem, because unless the crime is clamped down on, business enterprises will be leery of opening a business there, and people will continue to be afraid to move about in their neighborhood, and people will not want to build homes there, or buy an existing home there. If the county kicks in with more help, and keep it mind they have been trying hard to make the county in that area better, will the violence stop then? I honestly don’t know, as it is everywhere. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Mama Mia January 17, 2017 at 5:50 pmcenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Would violence, poverty and lack of opportunity thwart his optimism?OpinionBy Reggie ConnellThe South Apopka Ministerial Alliance held its 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade yesterday. The parade route went through the heart of South Apopka on Marvin C. Zanders Avenue south past MA Board Street and Michael Gladden Boulevard, then turned right on 13th Street and finished at The John Bridges Center.That’s a pretty mundane lead paragraph but bear with me. There is a lot of history in those first two sentences. More on that later, but indulge me just a bit more. Pretend that in this parade, Martin Luther King Jr. himself walked the route.What would Dr. King think about South Apopka in 2017?As he walked along, he would see that this parade has a completely different feel than most. Instead of a “Main Street” venue, it winds through the South Apopka community. There are houses on both sides of the street. Neighbors barbecue together, drink beer and socialize along the parade route. The streets are narrow and the spectators can interact with those in the parade.And interact they do.The people of South Apopka love Billie Dean, and he loves them right back. The 22-year Apopka City Commissioner rode into the neighborhood on the back of a convertible Ford Mustang like the proverbial prodigal son returning home. He joked with the crowd and said hello to old friends he pointed out along the way. And they ran to the edge of the streets to cheer him, ask him questions, and give him words of encouragement.On this day, Billie Dean was a rock star.I asked several elected officials, leaders and people at the parade to tell me what they thought MLK would say about South Apopka if he was here today. Dean responded by pointing out the divisions that challenge Apopka.“Some changes have been made,” Dean said. “But South Apopka has been segregated from Apopka because it is separated by 10th Street where the city ends and Orange County begins. There’s nothing we can do for them because they are in unincorporated Orange County. They get no amenities except water, and they need a lot more than water. The city is divided by one street – 10th Street.10th Street – the DMZ of Apopka. No discussion of violence, poverty or lack of opportunity can be complete without the mention of the great divide that separates the City of Apopka from unincorporated Orange County. It is no doubt a major factor in all major issues that plague South Apopka.But would Dr. King see this border as a wall?Like Dean, Pastor Hezekiah Bradford is popular in South Apopka. At least a dozen parade watchers yelled at him to run for mayor as he drove past. “I’m not running for office,” he said with a smile. “I’m just here to enjoy this weather and honor Dr. King’s memory.”Bradford is the President of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, and one of the people responsible for bringing an MLK parade to Apopka. He is proud of this event and thinks Dr. King would be too.“He (Dr. King) would see the effort and energy put into accomplishing his dreams in a peaceful way to live in harmony. I think he would be proud to see us coming together. Black, white and Hispanic… Men and women… Young and old. Some of these people here may not even know the full story of the MLK parade and what it means for us to have it, but they are here to serve their community and keep Dr. King’s dream alive.”Rod Love is an Apopka businessman and an occasional, unofficial spokesperson for the Alliance. He believes MLK would look to bridge the gaps by bringing leaders of all types together to embark on a problem-solving journey.“I believe Dr. King would strongly encourage and invite an ethnically diverse group of people (leaders) that believe they are unaffected by what ails communities in despair to pull a chair up to the table, and to assist with tangible solutions.  I truly believe Dr. King would appeal to ALL the leaders in Apopka to come together for a common cause and check egos at the door.  If one part of Apopka is in despair we all will soon be in despair.  Today was a celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, but tonight because of senseless violence, tonight will be another sleepless night for the citizens throughout Central Florida and for families that have suffered the ultimate sacrifice.  I believe Dr. King would say, ‘An Individual has not started living until he/she can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.’ “Pastor Richard King is a member of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance. He too had thoughts on what Dr. King would think, and how his legacy has inspired him.“We’ve come a long way, but we have a long way to go. That’s the history of the African-American. We’ve come a long way from where we started from. We have a lot of work to do amongst ourselves in building relationships in order for us to keep Martin Luther King’s dream alive. We have to work to make his dream a reality. Our dream is simply the American dream. I can go to the doctor and get a clean bill of health, but when my brothers are struggling with housing, jobs, and health care, then I am hurting too. As a pastor, and like Dr. King, I have to do all I can do to help my brothers who are hurting and struggling.”While 10th Street is the infamous dividing line between Apopka and Orange County, other names on this route tell a different story – Zanders Avenue, Board Street and Gladden Boulevard memorialize three of South Apopka’s great leaders.In 1960, Zanders moved to South Apopka and opened the first funeral home owned and operated by an African-American. He grew into a well-known business owner who refused to turn away customers who couldn’t afford a funeral. He was known as the “Mayor of South Apopka.” Zanders provided scholarships and sponsored sports teams. In 2010, they renamed Lake Avenue as Marvin C. Zanders Avenue. The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance began having a “Marvin C. Zanders” humanitarian banquet to honor the accomplishments of community leaders in his honor.The parade route also passed MA Board Street and Michael Gladden Boulevard. Both roads named after South Apopka residents who, like Zanders, made a difference in their community.Mildred A. Board taught at the Phylis Wheatley School for 45 years. She helped organize Apopka’s first African-American Girl Scout Troop in 1949.Michael Gladden was a civic leader and a businessman for 60 years in South Apopka, and a Navy Veteran who fought in the Korean War.Doug Bankson is an Apopka City Commissioner and also the Lead Pastor at Victory World Outreach Church in Apopka. He too believes Dr. King would see the positive strides taken in  South Apopka, but also be taken aback by the violence.“I believe he’d say we’ve come a long ways, but we still have a ways to go. I believe his heart would weep to see our young generation still ravaged by drugs and crime and yet would take hope that the community is coming alive and coming together to seek honest answers and true solutions. I believe he would be pleased with the progress we’ve made in our police and community relations, and that pastors and city leaders would come together and unify around themes of equality, opportunity, personal responsibility, and love of our fellow man.Finally, he would call us again to the standard that men should not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez also thinks King would see the improvements made… particularly in community involvement.“Now, in my third year as Commissioner for the City of Apopka, and marching in my fourth parade to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, I can say that Dr. King would be pleased with the changes taking place within our Apopka and the south of Apopka community. It is rewarding to experience the changes taking place in both communities. The involvement by the residents and our community leaders in addressing the needs of our community has given all of us involved a sense of true hope and commitment in the direction the community is heading. In paraphrasing Dr. King, involvement in our community is more than wanting change, it is a willing desire to work as a unit rather than individuals. I see progress with education, with residential and commercial developments and most importantly, I see a community that is willing to commit to its growth. I see a community that is craving for change, but a community that wants to participate and be involved in their future and is encouraged by the partnership that government and the private sector are proposing for this history laced community. Yes, I would like to think Dr. King would say “we still have much work to do, but we are taking strong first steps by working together.” This year’s parade was bigger than ever with a more multicultural participation. It was so refreshing to see.”Commissioner Kyle Becker thinks MLK would expect more of community leaders to improve South Apopka. In fact, he used Dr. King’s words to illustrate his point.“That is a very tough question because I would never claim to know the thoughts of or be able to articulate them in a manner as Dr. King, something he was so gifted at doing.  But in short, I think his first reaction would be there is still much to do.  In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, he said “We have also come…to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.  This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.”  The community of South Apopka has long seen a gradual, if not stagnant, approach and the time to focus on its success is now, through city and county partnerships, as well as accessible and inclusionary programs to promote a one Apopka community.”Greg Jackson has been a member of the parade committee for several years now and was in charge of logistics and the parade lineup in 2017. He is also a guest columnist for The Apopka Voice. He, like Becker is not certain Dr. King would be as optimistic about the improvements, but rather more critical of the current state of affairs in South Apopka.“Dr. King and I are members of the same fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, and If he were alive today I believe he would have this to say about South Apopka: That he sees the continued struggles facing the people living in South Apopka. There has been progress, in a sense, with the paving of roads, renovation of the schools, funding for programs at the Bridges Center, etc., but still there exists a disparity in the services and attention given to South Apopka. There are literally streets or dirt roads that if you drive down them, you drive back in history. There is a level of poverty on the Southside of Apopka that should not exist in this day and age, and does not exist in other areas of this proud city. The housing, business growth, and economic opportunities that are thriving on the Northside of 441, are vaguely reflected on the Southside of 441. There is certainly support for there to be “One Apopka,” but from one side of 441 to the other it is clear that for now, there are two Apopka’s with dueling existences. But, there is certainly hope and a chance for a brighter future for all Apopkans, if more effort is given to working together with the goal of the Northside and Southside of Apopka being mirror-reflections of each other economically.”But what would Dr. King’s takeaway be?There were a diversity of opinions on that question, but no consensus. Would he leave South Apopka feeling good about the improvements made or bad because of the work needed to be done?Would he stand up and applaud the coming upgrades to Alonzo Williams Park? Or would he walk south past 13th Street and think he traveled into a third-world country?Would he be pleased with the Apopka Community Task Force for their efforts to take on violence in South Apopka? Or would he be shocked by the shooting deaths that seem to be a part of the day-to-day life for the residents there?Would he accept the excuse that the border on 10th Street means nothing can be done for South Apopka? Or would he point to a Samaritan border that Jesus crossed that made all the difference in the world?At the end of the day, I think Dr. King would have had a lot to say both inspiring and constructive about the state of things in South Apopka. I think he would have enjoyed the parade. In his day, marches down city streets rarely involved adoring fans like Commissioner Dean and Pastor Bradford enjoyed. In his day, marches often ended in beatings, fire hose blasts, dog bites and arrest.I believe Dr. King would have fallen in love with the people of South Apopka. I think he would be pleased that Commissioner Dean, Representative Kamia Brown, Representative Val Demings, Sheriff Jerry Demings, and many other African-Americans are elected officials.And in Heaven, I think he is probably good friends with Mildred Board, Michael Gladden and Marvin Zanders.“Congratulations on a great parade Apopka,” King might say. “Now let’s get back to work.” 1 COMMENT Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Young volunteers recognised by Whitbread Awards

first_imgFour young volunteers who have made a real difference to their community, the environment, sport or the arts have been awarded the 2004 Whitbread Young Achievers Awards.The awards, run in partnership with the Home Office Active Community Unit recognise and celebrate exceptional, and often unsung, achievements by young volunteers nationwide, aged between 16 and 25. The winners were: Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 October 2004 | Newscenter_img Young volunteers recognised by Whitbread Awards 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. Mohammed Mamdani, 21, from Wembley, who has set up a freefone helpline for young British Muslims, initially from his bedroom. He took the Whitbread Young Community Achiever award sponsored by the Home Office Active Community Unit (ACU) and Costa. Mohammed also wins a day shadowing Fiona Mactaggart, Minister for Community.Kirsty Munro, 21, from Leicester, who set up drama workshops for the homeless while she studied drama at Birmingham University. She took the Whitbread Young Arts Achiever supported by TGI Friday’s and the RSA. Kirsty also wins a behind the scenes visit to a West End play.Emma Stones, 17, from Stockport, who won the environment award for campaigning to protect her local park when its play area was threatened, and for raising funds to provide more facilities for young people. The Young Environment Achiever award is supported by Marriott Hotels and Groundwork. Emma also wins a day with broadcaster and journalist, Vivienne Parry, working on a science programme for BBC Radio 4.Robbie Paulin, 18, from Inverness, was named the Whitbread Young Sports Achiever for his passion and determination to spread American football across the highlands of Scotland. His award is supported by David Lloyd Leisure and Sport England. Robbie also wins a placement with an NFL European league American Football team.The total prize fund for the Young Achievers awards scheme exceeds £10,000, but the organisers believe that the 12-month support programme offered to both winners and runners up is of greater value.last_img read more

Bursary places at Annual Lectures for young fundraisers and aspiring writers

first_img  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Bursary places at Annual Lectures for young fundraisers and aspiring writers 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.center_img Howard Lake | 11 November 2014 | News Revolutionise has announced two more opportunities for fundraisers to attend its second Annual Lectures event in London on 4 December. These are open to young fundraisers and to aspiring fundraising writers.Five free places for aspiring writersIn partnership with SOFII and The Agitator, Revolutionise is offering five free places to aspiring writers. Those selected to attend the day will have their reports on the ten key lessons they learned published and shared with other fundraisers around the world on SOFII, The Agitator and other blogs and sites.To be one of the chosen writers you must submit a short piece (max 500 words) on the theme of ‘What’s next in fundraising?’ Entries must be submitted to [email protected] by Friday 21 November 2014.20 bursaries for young fundraiserson December 4th at the Royal Institution in London.Courtesy of the Think Foundation, Revolutionise is offering 20 bursary places for young fundraisers to attend the Annual Lectures 2014. These are available at £100 off the standard price. They are for places in the front rows at the Royal Institution, which hosted the inaugural Revolutionise Annual Lectures last year.The bursaries are on offer to fundraisers aged under 35. To qualify you have to be nominated by a ‘mentor’, someone more senior than you in your organisations. They will need to book the seat next to you, paying full price, so that you can experience the sessions together.Details of both offers are available from Revolutionise. Tagged with: Traininglast_img read more

PCC Child Development Center Participates in Target’s “Thanks A Billion Promotion”

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Education PCC Child Development Center Participates in Target’s “Thanks A Billion Promotion” By Gilbert Rivera, Publications Supervisor Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 11:05 am Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Teacher Appreciation Week has passed, but the Pasadena City College Child Development Center is providing an opportunity for the public to say thank you to a CDC instructor and help raise funds for the center.The CDC recently announced its participation in “Target Thanks a Billion,” a nationwide promotion launched by Target to help reach the retail giant’s long-term goal of donating $1 billion by the end of 2015 to support education.Target will donate $25 for every “thank you” message it receives for one of the CDC’s instructors. Partnering schools are eligible to recieve up to $25,000 in donations through the “Target Thanks a Billion” campaign.“Not only does the promotion give a great ‘thank you’ for the teachers and staff, but the funds raised will help replace our trikes that are 19 years old,” said Nicki Harmon, CDC director. “Our greatest need besides the trikes is to supply each classroom with cameras to help with documentation as well as refurbishment of supplies and equipment.”To participate in the promotion, follow these steps:1. Go to www.target.com/thanksabillion2. Log in with your Facebook account (Facebook account required)3. Search 91106 – two miles4. Select Pasadena City Child Dev Ctr5. Write a message to a teacher at the CDC and submit.Only one donation per Facebook account is allowed, but participants can write multiple messages to the instructors. The promotion ends on June 15 at 11:59 p.m. CT.The PCC CDC serves 130 families annually and provides teachers in training with a model education site that will guide their learning in quality care and early education. For more information, please visit www.pasadena.edu/cdc. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Pledge drive urges funding racially diverse climate efforts

first_imgLocal NewsStateUS News Pledge drive urges funding racially diverse climate efforts By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Ashindi Maxton, co-founder of the Donors of Color Network, poses for The Associated Press, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Baltimore. The philanthropic group dedicated to pushing for racial equity in funding environmental projects nationwide, launched a pledge drive challenging the nation’s top climate funders to shift 30% of their donations toward environmental efforts led by Black, Indigenous and other people of color. Twitter Previous articleNEO Announces Public Markets Debut of BGP Acquisition Corp.Next articleAmbu Expands Single-Use Endoscopy Contracts with Two U.S. Group Purchasing Organizations Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 5/7

first_imgIndividually Hayden Harris is in first with her 77, Ellie Hair of Richfield is tied for second with Joopy Bamrungmuang of Grand County with a 78, Richfield’s Natasha Oldroyd is in fourth with a 79, Jamie Day of Grand County sits fifth with an 81, Maddy Miller of Richfield is in sixth with an 82, Shayla Patton of Delta is in seventh with a 83, Richfield’s Brinly Jolley is in 8th with an 85, Tacey Durrant of Morgan is in ninth with an 86 and Becca Poulsen of Richfield and Anna Ahlrot of Manti round out the top 10 by each shooting an 89. Girls Golf May 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 5/7 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSoftball BEAVER, Utah-Rylee Gale and Sydnee Gillins each doubled and Beaver beat Cedar 8-5 in non-region softball action Tuesday. Kamrie Anderson earned the win in the circle for the Beavers. Japrix Weaver homered in the loss for Cedar. 3A State Tournamentcenter_img Tags: Beaver Beavers Softball/Hayden Harris/Richfield Wildcats Girls Golf/Rylee Gale/Sydnee Gillins Day 2 of the state tournament gets underway Wednesday at 9 AM. MORGAN, Utah-Hayden Harris shot a first round 77 to lead Richfield to a commanding lead after day 1 of the 3A Girls Golf State Tournament at Round Valley Golf Course Tuesday. The Wildcats shot a 316 as a team for a 45 stroke lead over Grand County, which is currently in second after shooting a 361. Morgan is in third with a 371, Providence Hall is in fourth with a 385 and Carbon rounds out the top five with a 391. Manti made the cut as a team by shooting a 413, they sit in 8th place. South Sevier and Juab did not make the cut. Non-Region Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Hundreds in Filth stampede

first_imgTerrified students were injured after a stampede in the queue for Filth nightclub last Friday night, with OUSU officers blaming the club’s owner for ignoring student safety.People were crushed against metal barriers and suffered bruised ribs after the busy queue became a surging crowd on the Westgate Centre staircase. One student described the incident as a “smaller version of Hillsborough.”Hundreds of people are thought to have made their way to the club late on Friday night, including many who had been drinking at Cardinal’s Cocktails at the Town Hall. The club’s bouncers were operating a ‘one out, one in’ policy, and tried to prevent disgruntled people in the queue from leaving. The crowd became aggressive, pushing and shoving, causing people to be crushed against the barriers and fall down the stairs. Kate Denham, a third-year student at Lincoln College, said, “It was really dangerous, and they didn’t deal with the situation, which was escalating, for a whole hour. Then suddenly all of these security guards in bright yellow jackets, at least four on my section of the queue alone, appeared and started just shoving at the crowd. People were getting severely winded on the metal security barrier.” Denham said that she approached a security guard and asked him not to push people, as it was making them fall down the stairs. The guard laughed at her and refused to let anyone out of the queue. “They repeatedly ignored me until I finally managed to let one of them see that I actually couldn’t breathe because the metal bar was pressing so hard against me, then he panicked and lifted me out of the crowd. If anyone had fainted or passed out in there they would have sustained severe injury, if not been trampled to death,” she said.One Lincoln student, who wished to remain anonymous, said that she sustained bruising and abdominal pain after being caught in the crush. “I was winded and got a bit bruised on my side,” she said. “We were queuing and the queue was so big that no one could see there was a metal bar. Everyone was trying to push forward and shoving backwards and forwards. A bouncer came over to sort it out and shoved me, so I got the full force of the bar.” She added, “They [the club’s management] weren’t very safety conscious at all. A lot of people were shouting to get out of the queue.”  Brasenose student Karen Angus blamed drunken students who arrived in the queue after Cardinal’s Cocktails. “I lost the other three people who I was queuing with because so many people tried to push in. One guy jumped over the barrier in front of me and was trying to pull some of his other friends over the barrier so I said to him that it wasn’t fair and that I’d lost all my friends in the queue now because they’d all pushed in. He replied by saying, ‘Well just go and get some more friends then,’” she said.Louise Randall, OUSU Vice-President for Welfare and Equal Opportunities, said, “Filth is run for profit by an independent club promoter, rather than a service for students. We’re really sorry to hear that it was an awful night because we want all students to have a good night regardless of where they go, and the student safety concerns are obviously worrying.”She added, “If Balreick [owner of Rock Oxford] is unwilling or unable to provide adequate protection for students at his nights then students should vote with their feet. There are a number of alternatives on a Friday, including OUSU’s own Zoo night at Risa. No student should have to go to a night that they feel is unsafe or just not fun.”OUSU Vice-President (Finance), Rich Hardiman, also criticised Balreick Srai’s promotion nights at Filth, saying, “We spend the majority of our profits from Zoo by putting it back into services. That’s the difference between us and Balreick.  It sucks that somebody feels they can take students for a ride and treat them like dirt. I think it’s a really sad thing that anyone can get away with treating Oxford’s students that badly, just to make a bit of money.” Balreick Srai, owner of Rock Oxford, declined to comment on the incident.last_img read more