Affinity confirms Tropicana’s Rodio as new CEO

first_img Affinity confirms Tropicana’s Rodio as new CEO Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 16th October 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Former Tropicana Entertainment CEO Anthony Rodio has been named as the new CEO of casino gaming company Affinity Gaming. Rodio will now join Z Capital-owned Affinity, which operates 11 casinos in four US states, after leading Tropicana since 2011. The appointment comes just days after the completion of Tropicana’s $1.85bn acquisition by Eldorado Resorts.  During his time at Tropicana, Rodio helped drive net revenue up by more than 50% through operational improvements and expansion into regional markets. He also oversaw major capital projects such as the $200m (£151.6m/€172.5m) renovation of Tropicana Atlantic City in New Jersey. “It’s an honour to join the Affinity team and I am pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside Z Capital, an experienced and proven investor in the gaming industry,” Rodio said. “I look forward to leading Affinity in its next phase of growth and I am excited to partner with our management team and general managers to enhance the experience for our valued customers.” James Zenni, chairman of the Affinity board of directors and chief executive of Z Capital Partners, added: “Tony is one of the top executives in the gaming industry and I’m confident that he is the right person to drive Affinity’s continued growth and enhanced commitment to the player experience.” Affinity operates as part of Z Capital after it was acquired by the investment firm in early 2017. Z Capital previously owned part of the business but opted to push ahead with a $580m deal to take 100% of the shareholding in the company.Affinity owns and runs a total of 11 casinos across Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa. Its property portfolio includes Whiskey Pete’s (pictured), Silver Sevens, Buffalo Bills, Primm Valley and Rail City, all of which are located in Nevada.Image: David Ball Topics: Casino & games People Strategycenter_img Z Capital-owned Affinity run casinos in four states, including Nevada Regions: US Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

Greif Nigeria Plc ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgGreif Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Greif Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greif Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greif Nigeria Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileGreif Nigeria Plc (formerly Van Leer Containers (Nigeria) Plc) manufactures and markets steel drums in Nigeria as well as plastic containers and sheet metal products. The company also offers services for steel punching and aluminium welding. Greif Nigeria Plc is subsidiary of Greif International Holding BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Greif Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock investing: I think these are 5 of the best shares to buy now

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Stock investing can be a challenging pastime. However, by concentrating on the market’s best companies, I think I’ll be able to increase my wealth over the long term. This is by no means guaranteed, but it’s a strategy I’ve followed for the past 10 years with success. Although past performance should never be used as a guide for future returns.With that in mind, here are what I believe to be five of the best shares to buy right now. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Stock investing roadmapI think some of the market’s best companies can be found in the tech sector and I believe one of the top shares to buy right now is e-commerce group THG.Many legacy brick-and-mortar retailers have struggled to adapt to the changing retail landscape, but THG has never had to change. The business was born in the internet age, and that’s given it a massive lead over competitors. I think if the company can build on this lead over the next few years, it can become a force to be reckoned with in the UK retail industry.Of course, this isn’t guaranteed. Retail is a viciously competitive market. Look at Arcadia. This was once one of the UK’s leading retail groups, and now its competitors are carving up the failed business. THG has the lead today, but it might not last forever. Despite this risk, I’m a buyer of the stock.Two other businesses in the same sector I believe are the best shares to buy now are Rightmove and Autotrader. Both are leaders in their respective fields.Rightmove is the UK’s most visited property website. Likewise, Autotrader is the UK most visited car website. As such, they’ve a large lead over their competitors, which may struggle to unseat these established brands. However, it’s not unheard of for a challenger to overtake an industry leader over time.The history of the internet is littered with businesses which were once on the top of their game, but ended up on the scrapheap. I’m well aware of the challenges these businesses face, but I’m comfortable with the risk level. That’s why I’d buy them today. Best shares to buy right nowFinally, I’d also buy data intelligence businesses GB and Experian. Data is becoming the new oil, and when it comes to this new commodity, more is always better. That’s why I like these firms. They’ve a strong reputation in the data market, which gives them a competitive advantage.However, having lots of data can also be a challenge. If one of these businesses ends up losing customer information, clients may desert the business. Consequently, it could lose its reputation. Despite this risk, these businesses should continue to see steady growth as the world increasingly becomes reliant on data and data management services. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader, Experian, and Rightmove. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img Stock investing: I think these are 5 of the best shares to buy now Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 11th February, 2021 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Episcopalians stand in solidarity with Minnesota’s Anishinaabe to stop oil…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Indigenous leaders and activists participate in a prayer on June 7 at the Mississippi headwaters on the third day of the Treaty People Gathering, an organized protest of the Line 3 pipeline, built by Enbridge Energy, in Solway, Minnesota. Photo: Nicholas Pfosi/REUTERS[Episcopal News Service] Earlier this week, thousands of people, including Episcopalians from as far as Oregon and Washington, D.C., answered an invitation from Anishinaabe women and traveled to the headwaters of the Mississippi River – Bear Creek, as the Anishinaabe call it – to join them in a nonviolent protest to stop construction on an oil pipeline crossing treaty land in northern Minnesota where the tribe hunts, fishes and gathers wild rice.“From the Anishinaabe side, their interpretation is that the land is given by God; it is holy land, it’s sacred land. As co-tenants of that land, they are responsible for anything and everything that happens there; it’s not theirs to own, it’s theirs to care for,” the Rev. Matthew Cobb told Episcopal News Service on June 9. Cobb is a regional missioner for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and serves four congregations in the northern third of the state: two on the Leech Lake Reservation, one on the Red Lake Nation and one in Bemidji.The Anishinaabe, or Ojibwe, as the Indigenous peoples in the upper Great Lakes region have been called, see themselves in covenant with nature, explained Cobb, who was invited by the Rev. Robert Two Bulls, Minnesota’s Indigenous missioner, to serve the church’s northern region. Through that covenant with nature, the Anishinaabe take care of the land and the water.“That’s why we’re here at the Mississippi. It’s to protect the water because the water is alive and it’s got a soul; it’s got a consciousness; it’s there, it’s a being to be related to, be cared for,” said Cobb, acknowledging that he, a white man, serves but cannot fully speak for the Indigenous people he stands alongside. “It’s really important for us as nonnatives to listen when the invitation is there to come to the sacred land or come to the sacred waters that they’re protecting.”Wild rice has for thousands of years sustained the Anishinaabe, which is why the women have invited other water protectors to join them in their opposition to Line 3, which originates in Canada’s northern Alberta tar sands and carries low-grade crude oil diluted with carcinogenic chemicals to Superior, Wisconsin.The Minnesota Court of Appeals heard arguments in March challenging the state’s Public Utilities Commission’s approval of a $4 billion, 338-mile pipeline replacement and expansion project across northern Minnesota. Enbridge began construction in December 2020 and is halfway finished. The court’s ruling is expected as early as next week. Line 3 is one of six Enbridge pipelines crossing northern Minnesota and is the largest in the company’s history.Cobb spoke to ENS from Camp Fire Light, so named earlier this week on the fourth day of a traditional ceremony held on Turtle Island, land the Ojibwe ceded by treaty to the U.S. government in 1855. On June 7, the Anishinaabe and their allies set up tents on untreated railroad ties on wetlands at “Gichi-ziibi,” the Mississippi River’s headwaters that cover over 2,500 miles of inland waterway. “We’re battening down the hatches, putting nails in tents and fortifying the place,” said Cobb, who has used discretionary funds from St. Bartholomew’s in Bemidji to assist the effort.People of faith for treaty rights! We are here because we are ALL treaty people and we have a moral responsibility to defend the [email protected], it is time to stop this pipeline.#TreatyPeopleGathering #Faiths4Climate #StopLine3— GreenFaith (@greenfaithworld) June 7, 2021At least 2,000 people answered the Anishinaabe’s call and attended the Treaty People Gathering, which was supported by organizations like Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, MN350 and GreenFaith, “all with the intention of supporting the leadership of Anishinaabe, from leaders and elders who had put out the invitation for people to come here,” Phoebe Chatfield, The Episcopal Church’s program associate for creation care and justice, told ENS. She joined a 300-member interfaith delegation organized by Interfaith Power & Light, which with others is calling for the Biden administration to stop construction on the pipeline.In January, President Joe Biden, in an executive order aimed at protecting the environment and addressing the climate crisis, revoked an international permit that allowed Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canadian border. This week, the Keystone XL pipeline operators terminated the project.It’s “baffling” and “lacks foresight,” Buff Grace, an Episcopalian and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light’s solar coordinator, said of the Line 3 project. “[The Public Utilities Commission] is allowing this company to put in pipelines, to keep going with this old way of doing things with fossil fuels that we know is tragic and has no future and is only going to drive us further into catastrophe.”At a time when attention is on drought and wildfires and when access to clean drinking water is limited throughout the world, including in the western United States, the movement against Line 3 is the latest Indigenous-led environmental protection action. Protecting water resources is particularly fitting in Minnesota, which has more than 10,000 lakes and a fifth of the world’s freshwater. (The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has given Enbridge permission to use 4.5 billion gallons of groundwater annually.)“As people of faith who belong to a church that has refuted the Doctrine of Discovery, this is an opportunity for us to live into that repudiation, to say … that we no longer treat Indigenous people in some kind of inferior way, but we honor the treaties that we’ve written with Indigenous people and live up to them, which means we have to follow those treaties, which are not being followed if this pipeline is built,” Grace told ENS.The Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Anishinaabe is fixed in a 2018 General Convention resolution reaffirming the church’s repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery and support for Indigenous peoples’ sovereignty over territorial resources. The resolution specifically noted the concerns of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in regard to the Line 3 pipeline. When the Anishinaabe ceded the territory to the U.S. government in 1855, they did so with the understanding that they would maintain their rights to hunt, fish and gather wild rice on the land.“The Episcopal Church, like so many Christian churches, has been complicit historically in the decimation of Indigenous cultures and ways of life. And not only does Line 3 pose a significant threat to our environment and to water in Minnesota and elsewhere, but it violates treaties with Indigenous peoples,” Minnesota Bishop Craig Loya told ENS. “The movement of resistance to Line 3 is being led primarily by Indigenous leaders, and that was certainly true of the events over this past weekend. Part of what we are called to do, as an act of solidarity and repentance for our past complicity, is to stand in solidarity with the Indigenous leaders and do what we can to advocate for the federal government honoring the treaties that we have with Indigenous communities.”Shortly before the Treaty People Gathering began, the Biden administration on June 1 announced the suspension of oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It was the latest development in a long-fought political battle over whether to develop or conserve the 19.6-million-acre oil-rich coastal plain considered sacred by Alaska’s Indigenous Gwich’in, many of whom are Episcopalians.The Episcopal Church stood in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in its claims of tribal sovereignty and desire to protect its drinking water and culturally important lands in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which remains operational.“I think what is happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Enbridge 3 pipeline and Indigenous communities can be historically traced back to the Doctrine of Discovery,” the Rev. Brad Hauff, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Indigenous ministries who lives in Minnesota, told ENS. “That is the source of colonization. That is the source of white European domination and privilege. That is the source of environmental racism and the systemic racism that has assaulted the Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere since the 15th century. And it came out of the church. The Episcopal Church repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, but that is only the beginning of a response. We must strengthen our partnerships with Indigenous communities and stand with them when they are subjected to environmental racism and injustice.”Our very own @Rev_Melanie leads all those gathered in a climate and creation justice Prayers of the People in the Episcopal tradition! #Faith4Climate #CreationCare #EcoJustice— Episcopal Creation Care (@EpiscoClimate) June 9, 2021At the same time that some Episcopalians are standing alongside interfaith partners in solidarity with the Anishinaabe, others are calling on the Biden administration to transition the United States away from fossil fuels to clean energy in an effort to stop climate change. The Rev. Melanie Mullen, The Episcopal Church’s director of reconciliation, justice and creation care, joined 100 faith leaders near the Capitol in Washington for a June 9 event co-sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light in support of Biden’s call for 100% clean electricity by 2035 as part of the American Jobs Plan.The Episcopal Church’s actions are based on General Convention and Executive Council resolutions that repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and uphold the rights of Indigenous people and that address climate change. Mullen called attention to one particular Executive Council resolution passed in 2019 endorsing and commending the church’s creation care covenant.“The resolution lays out in a pretty sophisticated way how we as a church understand that fossil fuel use not only impacts climate change but also victimizes those who are least capable of withstanding ecological devastation,” she told ENS. This, she said, is in line with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s vision of the Jesus Movement. “We do not leave the least equipped behind. Just as we are committed to using the Carbon Tracker – Episcopalians have a pretty sophisticated understanding of ourselves as an institution, not just our individual use, but our corporate solidarity and responsibility.“This work with [Interfaith Power & Light] today and the emerging victory in the Alaska wilderness areas and the solidarity working going on in Minnesota around the pipeline is all about peace,” Mullen said. “We are not trying to be just in solidarity with Indigenous communities, we are trying to be co-conspirators in a vision of healing and hope for God’s Earth and all of God’s people.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Episcopalians stand in solidarity with Minnesota’s Anishinaabe to stop oil pipeline construction Echo President Biden’s call for 100% clean energy in the US by 2035 Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Lynette Wilson Posted Jun 11, 2021 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

Vodafone offers to ‘change lives’

first_img Vodafone Ireland Foundation has launched ‘World of Difference’, an innovative new programme offering four Irish residents the chance to spend a year working for their chosen registered Irish charity. Vodafone will pay up to ‚€40,000 per year to each of the four selected. World of Difference encourages applications from people across the country, who can demonstrate the necessary passion, skills and commitment to make a real difference. If successful, while carrying out your dream job, you will be offered a year’s salary, capped at ‚€40,000 as well as expenses necessary to carry out your role.Today Fm’s Ray D’Arcy, along with Roisin Ingle of the Irish Times and Newstalk and Jan Mottram of Vodafone Ireland Foundation, will sit on the final judging panel. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jan Mottram, Chairperson of Vodafone Ireland Foundation said Since 2003, Vodafone Ireland Foundation has been working with Irish charities and from informal research we are aware that this programme is very much welcomed by charities throughout the country. For the first year we are focussing solely on Irish based projects. We are searching for people with a definite project and charity in mind, one that will help change people’s lives. Equally we call on charities to think about projects that would make all the difference to their work. Perhaps someone on their board or volunteering with them could make a dream a realityEntries for the Vodafone Ireland Foundation World of Difference will be received through an online application via the Vodafone Ireland Foundation website at with a closing date of Tuesday 13th February 2007. Winners will be announced in April and will begin their new jobs in summer 2007.Vodafone Ireland Foundation was established in 2003 and is the first Foundation of its kind in Ireland. In the first three years of its existence the Vodafone Ireland Foundation has funded 91 projects throughout Ireland, spending ‚€1.8m. Over the next few years the Vodafone Ireland Foundation will focus on working with children, young people and their families facing adversity. Vodafone offers to ‘change lives’ 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 5 January 2007 | Newslast_img read more

IT Intellect Ball Raises £13,000 for iT4C

first_img Record numbers of Volunteers and Proceeds will Increase the Number of Charities HelpedLondon, 17 March 2009; iT4Communities (iT4C) has been on sparkling form recently. Firstly the company was the charity beneficiary of the Moulin Rouge themed Intellect Charity Ball. The event, which was held on Tuesday 25 November, raised £13,000 for iT4C.Following this achievement the company has had a hugely successful start to 2009 with record numbers of volunteers signing up. In January and February iT4C would usually expect to see between 20 and 40 volunteers signing up each week. However, since the start of 2009 the company has seen a huge rise in membership, with 219 signing up in one week alone. This has taken iT4C’s total number of volunteers to 6,000.iT4C is a national IT volunteering programme linking professional, skilled IT volunteers with charitable organisations in need of IT support. Following the influx of new volunteers iT4C is keen to hear from new charities that require assistance.2008 represented the eighth year that the Intellect ball has been held and during this time the event has raised in excess of £320,000. Each year different charities are chosen as the beneficiaries, and past recipients have included Barnardo’s, Leukemia Research, NCH, the TreeHouse Trust, ACE Trust and The Starlight Children’s Foundation.The night included a host of entertainment such as magicians, cancan dancers and sideshows, as well as a tombola and auctions to help raise much needed funds to allow iT4C to continue to its work.Josh Hoole, iT4C development consultant explains, “The sheer volume of interest in our organisation has been outstanding. With our new volunteers and the money raised by the ball we hope to add more charities to the 2,300 we’ve already helped to improve their IT systems. The work we do enhances the work of charities throughout the UK. We would like to thank Intellect and all our volunteers for their support.”endsiT4Communities is an initiative to encourage companies and individuals with professional IT skills to volunteer these skills for the benefit of the community. By supporting both charity and volunteer, all the way from project definition to project completion. iT4Communities aims to bridge the gap between IT professionals and charities needing IT help. iT4Communities is a programme of the Information Technologists’ Company (Charitable Operations). For more information please go to or contact Caroline Bucklow, Director of Charitable Operations at [email protected] or 020 7796 2144.Vicki FertnigMedia SpecialistThe Whiteoaks Consultancy24 West StreetFarnhamSurreyGU9 7DRt +44 (0) 1252 727 313 ext 237f +44 (0) 1252 727314e [email protected]  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Research / statistics IT Intellect Ball Raises £13,000 for iT4C AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 March 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Pasadena-Based National Hispanic Media Coalition, Univision and Televisa Officially Kick-off Diversity Partnership

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Roberto Llamas, President of Fundacion Televisa Alicia Lebrija, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition Alex Nogales. (Photo: Business Wire)The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Univision Communications Inc. (Univision) and Grupo Televisa S.A.B. (Televisa) today officially kick-off a partnership to develop programs designed to increase diversity in media and technology, where Latinos are still underrepresented.The announcement was made at an event in Los Angeles, where NHMC, Univision and Televisa representatives were joined by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Chief of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Dr. Linda Lopez. The programs include a television writers graduate program, a writers’ database and a policy fellowship program in Washington, D.C.“The television industry must adapt the diversity of their programming to meet the diversity of America today, and it starts by hiring the immense talent in our communities,” said Alex Nogales, president and CEO of National Hispanic Media Coalition. “We’re proud to join with Univision and Televisa to bring Latino writers and students in public policy to the attention of those who want to re-shape the media landscape into one that is more inclusive of Latino voices.”“Programs such as these are very important to our community. These young, energetic and creative writers are the voices that will tell our stories, the joys and sorrows of our very rich culture,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo.“For Televisa, this partnership represents an amazing opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to diversity broadening opportunities for young professionals,” said Alicia Lebrija, President of Fundación Televisa. “We hope that this experience helps them become inspiring role models for other members of the Hispanic community across the United States.”“At a time when the lack of diversity in media and technology is front and center, we could not be prouder of Univision’s nearly 60-year legacy of providing opportunities, skills, and careers for Latinos in these industries,” said Roberto Llamas, executive vice president and corporate officer of Univision Communications Inc. “I want to thank NHMC and Televisa for their partnership and their commitment to expanding the pipeline of talented Latinos into an industry that sorely needs their contributions.”“I am so grateful to the NHMC for its writing program. The NHMC writers’ program brought me out to Los Angeles, validated my dream to write for television and gave me the tools and access to build a career,” said Joseph Vargas, a NHMC TV writers program alum staffed on the first season of Fuller House on Netflix. “What else could a budding writer ask for?”“The NHMC writing program brought me to the attention of a manager, who then got me an agent, who then staffed me on a network show,” said Spiro Skentzos, a NHMC TV writers program alum who wrote for the latest season of Hulu’s East Los High. “It was the very first link of the many links required to launch a career.”The programs, which kicked-off at an event held in NHMC’s headquarters, include:NHMC Television Writers Graduate Program. The TV writers graduate program will serve as a continuation of NHMC’s original TV writers program and include eight writers program graduates working on original scripts over a period of four weeks. Participants in NHMC’s original writers program currently work on award-winning and top rated shows on ABC, NBC, CW, Disney Jr., Hulu and Netflix.NHMC Writers Database. In partnership with Televisa and Univision, NHMC will expand this important effort to keep track of the organization’s 130+ writers that have completed the program as well as facilitate their contact information and as scripts to television and film executives as well as talent agents and managers.Policy Fellowship Program. Fellows from different legal institutions from across the country serve for a semester, learning about media and telecommunications policy issues from a civil rights and public interest perspective. Students will spend a week in DC or Miami observing English language production facilities at Univision. Alumni of the program have gone on to judicial clerkships, the FCC, non-profit organizations, and law firms large and small.In December 2015, Univision and Televisa announced plans to expand their existing program to provide opportunities for Latinos in the U.S. media and technology sectors with numerous partners, including NHMC. The organizations joined efforts to achieve two overarching goals: 1) Strengthen and expand their existing efforts to increase the pipeline of Latinos in media and technology; and 2) Develop and educate future media leaders and professionals.The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications.About Univision Communications Inc.Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English- language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit TelevisaTelevisa is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world based on its market capitalization and a major participant in the international entertainment business. It operates four broadcast channels in Mexico City, produces and distributes 25 pay-TV brands for distribution in Mexico and the rest of the world, and exports its programs and formats to the U.S. through Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) and to other television networks in over 50 countries. Televisa is also an active participant in Mexico’s telecommunications industry. It has a majority interest in Sky, a leading direct-to-home satellite television system operating in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Central America. Televisa also participates in Mexico’s telecommunications industry in many regions of the country where it offers video, voice and broadband services. Televisa also has interests in magazine publishing and distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature-film production and distribution, the operation of a horizontal Internet portal and gaming. In the United States, Televisa has equity and warrants which upon its exercise and subject to any necessary approval from the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in the United States, would represent approximately 36% on a fully diluted, as-converted basis of the equity capital in Univision Holdings Inc. (f/k/a Broadcasting Media Partners, Inc.), the controlling company of Univision, the leading media company serving the United States Hispanic market. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newslast_img read more

Towne Singers Spring Concert Rehearsals Begin

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Join the Towne Singers. The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir. The Towne Singers are in need of male voices, but welcome all to join this wonderful family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming Spring concert begins Monday, January 20th. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 31st.Rehearsals are held Mondays, 7:00 p.m. thru 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 1757 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena 91104.Please contact Merrily Hake, Membership Coordinator, via email ([email protected]) with questions and new member orientation information. New member orientation sessions are held prior to the first two rehearsals (1/20 and 1/21) at 6:00 p.m.The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through Los Angeles County Arts Commission.For more information, contact (818) 275-4117, email [email protected], or visit Top of the News 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 Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Towne Singers Spring Concert Rehearsals Begin STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 | 9:41 pm Business Newslast_img read more

Derry man jailed for assaulting police

first_imgNewsx Adverts Derry man jailed for assaulting police Google+ A 35-year-old Derry man with what was described as ‘an extensive record’ was jailed today for a assaulting police.Terence Edward Doherty of 29 Chamberlain Street in Derry was charged with four assaults on police, one resisting and one count of disorderly behaviour all of which occurred on Thursday last, January 5th.The court was told Doherty kicked one officer three times, he kicked another officer and spat at a third.A police officer also told the court that Doherty had shouted obscenities and abuse at police in front of a crowd of around 20 children in the Barr’s Lane area of the city.Defence solicitor Mr. Dermot Downey told the court that his client had only recently been released from a period of custody and asked the court to try an alternative to custody.However, District Judge Barney McElholm said that Doherty was a person who ‘steadfastly refused to address his alcohol addiction problems.’He said if he imposed a suspended sentence then Doherty would be back in front of him in a matter of days or weeks.The judge said that shouting obscenities at the police in front of a group of children was no example to be showing in this day and age.He sentenced Doherty to five months in prison. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleTransfer of oil underway from Genmar CompanionNext articleSoccer – Finn Harps Announce Signings News Highland By News Highland – January 7, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Teen in critical condition after ‘near-drowning incident’ at Six Flags wave pool

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BOWIE, Md.) — A teenage boy was hospitalized in critical condition after a “near-drowning incident” at Six Flags America in Maryland on Wednesday, Prince George’s County Fire officials said.The 14-year-old was rescued from a wave pool at the park and taken to a hospital after being treated by park officials and the county paramedics, according to Six Flags spokeswoman Denise Stokes.Stokes did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the near-drowning.“The safety of our guests is always our highest priority,” Stokes in a statement.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and his family,” she added.The boy is an eighth-grader at Beltsville Academy who was at Six Flags for a class trip, Principal Leslie Lowe said in a letter to families on Wednesday.“A number of students who witnessed the incident were deeply affected by it,” Lowe said in the letter. “A support team of school psychologists, professional school counselors and pupil personnel workers from Prince George’s County Public Schools will be available tomorrow to provide counseling and support to students and staff. Counseling will continue to be available for both as long as necessary.”“I know that you join me in sending our very best wishes to the student’s family,” Lowe added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more