Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) 2008 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme. read more
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As a charter school, enrollment will be open to any child living within the districts of Newark, East Orange and Irvington and will not charge tuition. It is the first private school in New Jersey to convert to a public charter under a New Jersey law passed last year that was sponsored by Senator Lesniak and signed by Governor Christie.Since 1988 when it was founded by the then-dean and congregation of the Diocese of Newark’s Trinity and St. Philip’s Cathedral, St. Philip’s Academy has inspired within its students a love of learning and intellectual curiosity using innovative learning techniques that serve as the building blocks for success. The school’s EcoSPACES program, for example, includes a 4,600-square-foot rooftop garden, teaching kitchen, and science lab that teach an understanding of sustainability from seed to table. As featured on CNN and other news outlets, EcoSPACES is model of a 21st century learning environment that prepares children for the world they will inherit.“Our shift to a charter school enables us to widen our reach to more and more students,” says Miguel Brito, head of the school. “As a charter school, we will have the ability to tailor our innovative curriculum to the needs of our students, plus as a part of the public school system, we will be able to open our school to those parents and children who have long sought a school like ours.”Graduates from the school are accepted at many of the nation’s leading secondary schools, including The Lawrenceville School, The Pingry School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Westover School.“St. Philip’s has a great history of academic excellence, a culture of developing the whole child and a demonstrated commitment to parent involvement” explained Dale Anglin, president of St. Philip’s parent organization. “The parents look forward to continued success as a charter school and the opportunity to welcome more students and their families into our fold.”“We look forward to being the model of a charter school conversion under the new law” said Gerald Harvey, chair of the Board of Trustees. “It has been inspiring to work with Head of School Miguel Brito and his administration on the immense task of applying for charter status. Their thorough preparation gives us confidence that the intricacies of conversion will be addressed and that our school will retain the spirit that makes it so special to its students and all who are associated with the school.”Charter schools are public schools that receive state approval to operate and have greater freedom to design an environment and curriculum they believe will best serve students’ needs. Charter schools do not charge tuition, don’t require any entrance exams or interviews, and are open to all students in the district who wish to attend, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners. Public charter schools are subject to greater accountability and heightened expectations of student performance.For details regarding St. Philip’s Academy and its charter school conversion, please contact Communications Director Karen San Giacomo at 973-624-3684. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter We all think we know what aging will be like. Maybe you’re noticing some crow’s feet, some wrinkles, or maybe you finally understand what older people meant by “the cold makes my bones hurt”. But that’s only one side of aging. There are a lot of other things you experience as you age that you may know nothing about. Growing older can be a wild ride, filled with surprises and the unknown. So here are six unusual things you experience as you grow older that may just help make the coming years look better. 1. It Can Make You Sweet‘The grumpy old man’ is a classic trope in many stories we heard growing up. We also heard plenty about ‘the sweet old lady.’ But the truth is, it’s more likely that you become ‘nicer’ as you grow older. Through your 60s and older, it’s more likely that you’ll become more agreeable and less likely to get angry. While scientists haven’t figured out exactly why that’s the case, it seems to hold true. 2. Now You’re An Early WormEver notice how your parents were always on your case for sleeping in late, or wonder how your grandparents could go to bed so early and get more done before dawn than you ever could? Well, it seems as you age you become more of a morning person. As we age, our sleeping patterns shift. You’re going to get sleepy earlier and wake up earlier, too. But the good news is you’ll feel rested. Studies show, most people over the age of 65 report getting a good night’s sleep and feel fully rested when they wake up; even if they wake up before the roosters.3. You’re More Scared Than UsualOK, Braveheart, the war is over. There seems to be a fine line between bravery and stupidity that most youngsters walk; some use it as a jump rope. When you’re young, you’re willing to take more risks, but as you age you will become more cautious. But it makes sense – in our older age it takes much longer to heal, so naturally, we want to avoid getting hurt at all. The folks over at Arcare tell us that most older people prefer the security afforded at senior residential facilities than the worry of living alone. They have better access to medical care and emergency support, which gives them peace of mind. 4. Bye-Bye InsecuritiesWhile you may end up taking less risk and act more cautious, as you age you feel a lot more confident. Besides growing more comfortable “in your own skin”, as you grow older you are also likely to redefine “success” and find more of it, as well acquire more wealth, and this all correlates with your newfound sense of confidence. Your insecurities will begin to fade, at least till you get to 65, and then there can be a creeping back in if you’re not on top of it. As you get older and find yourself more prone to injury you become less secure. But insecurities about the superficialities of your 20s is sure to wane. 5. A New PerspectiveThis isn’t about your learned character and life-lived wisdom; you will literally see the world differently. As we grow older, our vertebrae, the spaces between our spine, get smaller. You may experience up to an inch of height loss as you age, making you see the world from a whole new perspective, one that is an inch lower than you are now. Don’t worry, you’re likely not going to notice this change as it is very gradual. 6. The New GangYou are shifting demographics and having to scroll down further in drop-down lists for your year of birth. Well, don’t worry about the youngsters much, because you and your silver-haired friends will outnumber them, by a lot. The 60 and over age demographic is the fastest-growing demographic and makes up the largest number of voters. What you care about is what politicians will run on; they need your vote, badly. You and the gang now have a lot more power than any other age group; use it wisely. Growing older does have its drawback, but it really does have its positives and silver linings too. Aging is normal, natural, and simply a part of life. Embrace it as it comes, and enjoy the ride. If you’re worried now, you will be less so by 60. These were just six of a plethora of things you will experience and notice and learn. You’ll soon understand more why your parents think the way they do, and better be able to see things from their perspective. Remember, older doesn’t mean gone, as you have a lot of living to do still. Take care of yourself, take it all in stride, and you will age like a fine wine. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Japan 2013 Houses “COPY” “COPY” M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesSave this projectSaveM Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates+ 15 Share Year: Area: 182 m² Area: 182 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444621/m-residence-shinichi-ogawa-and-associates Clipboard CopyHouses•Fukui, Japan Year: Photographs: Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associatesText description provided by the architects. Sitting on the rural scenery of Fukui, this residence was created for a young couple with a child, and his grandmother. Softly floating above the ground, the house consists of two pure geometric volumes, like a box-culvert. In the white volume of 36m long, two families live separately, sharing a large garden. The west side is the couple’s house and the east side is the grandmother’s house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorTo the north, a smaller gray volume of 6m x 6m x 3.6m works as a common entrance porch and car park, protecting from snow. Along the box’s total lenght, all the interior spaces are arranged in a fluid way, with no corridors and a minimal rational design. Thus, all the social areas come together in an open space, where the long counters, parallel to the south windows, act as a key multifunctional element, working either as a kitchen, a dining table or a study desk.Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesAs for the private bedrooms, one is able to access them through all these referred open space areas.Facing south, the house maintains a continuous relation with the exterior, constantly framing the views towards the landscape. Fully open to the wide natural green, all interior spaces connect with the garden, blending in with the exterior and, therefore, transforming interior living with a series of rich environments throughout the year – M residence becomes boundless.Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesOnly bathrooms face to an inner private court. The composition of the house keeps the proper distance between the two families, combining them gently at the same time.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCertest Biotec / ACXT ArquitectosSelected ProjectsWhere Automobiles & Architecture MeetArchitecture News Share M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates 2013 ArchDaily Projects Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444621/m-residence-shinichi-ogawa-and-associates Clipboard CopyAbout this officeShinichi Ogawa & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFukuiHousesJapanPublished on November 05, 2013Cite: “M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates” 05 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953405/majamaja-wuorio-eco-cabin-littow-architectes Clipboard Architects: Littow Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses, Sustainability•Helsinki, Finland Majamaja Wuorio Eco-Cabin / Littow Architectes ArchDaily Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953405/majamaja-wuorio-eco-cabin-littow-architectes Clipboard Area: 23 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs: Marc GoodwinProject Manager:Assitent architectHead Of Technology:Vincent MonteuxTechnics:Mathilde Moulin, Yannic BoussardAssistent Supervisor:Joska HeikkiläAssitent Architect:Romuald VincentStructural Engineering:Koski ConsultingHvac Consultant :Markku KallioMain Builder:Padelco OyBuilder:Elvis MuhonenCollaborators:Unidrain, Ava Room, Clei, Fiskars, Iittala, Johanna Gullichsen, Winberg sjötransportCity:HelsinkiCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. Majamaja is a housing unit that operates fully off-the-grid. The unit is prefabricated, transportable, and can be assembled in the most isolated of places. This solution is built around a patented technology module with green energy storage and a closed-circuit wastewater treatment system. The unit is scalable and can be dismantled and moved to new sites.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe first Majamaja off-grid village development project is now underway in Helsinki and Majamaja will open the pilot designer cabins accessible for short-term rentals in 2021. Additionally, Majamaja is expanding internationally, working with owners and developers on a sustainable off-grid village project in France.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinFor Pekka Littow, the Finnish architect based in Paris who initiated the concept, The Majamaja concept is driven by the need to radically rethink and minimize our environmental impact on the environment. And to show how small scale architecture and small scale technology can replace big volumes and vulnerable centralized grid systems.. This project is inspired by life in the Finnish archipelago, its traditional habitat, its human-sized buildings, and its way of life in which man is in harmony with nature. In accordance with these principles, the project is intended to be global.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinMajamaja is committed to sustainable spatial planning projects with light infrastructure. The self-contained unit prevents environmental damage caused by pre-construction work, including connecting to potable water systems, sewers, or road construction.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe units are built from prefabricated wood elements that can be assembled without the need for heavy construction equipment, which allows an installation in the most isolated environments. Multiple units can be assembled to create larger sets. The units can also be disassembled and moved as needed.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe water autonomy is based on the collection of rainwater and greywater filtered by a purification system. The system operates in a closed circuit where all greywater is collected and recycled, and nothing is discharged to nature. The waste from the dry toilets is composted and reused as fertilizer.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinMajamaja uses off-grid technologies for energy storage. The energy is provided by solar panels and a fuel cell. A high-performance battery powers the filter system and the basic electrical equipment, which includes a light, refrigerator, microwave, and an optional TV or air conditioning. The building is heated by non-polluting natural gas. The long-term goal is to make an example solution for all future housing solutions.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinProject gallerySee allShow lessPuri Chveni Restaurant / YOD GroupSelected ProjectsPandemic and Lockdown Through the Eyes of an ArchitectArchitecture Books Share Majamaja Wuorio Eco-Cabin / Littow ArchitectesSave this projectSaveMajamaja Wuorio Eco-Cabin / Littow Architectes Finland Houses Save this picture!© Marc Goodwin+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year: 2020 CopyAbout this officeLittow ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityHelsinkiOn FacebookFinlandPublished on December 18, 2020Cite: “Majamaja Wuorio Eco-Cabin / Littow Architectes” 18 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Pure partners with Rockinghorse 34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Brighton based telephone fundraising agency Pure is making local charity Rockinghorse their 2011 partner charity.Rockinghorse aims to make life better for sick and disabled babies, children and teenagers across Sussex and Surrey. The charity provides cutting edge medical equipment to facilities such as the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, and supports other respite centres and hospitals across the region.Pure will be donating its services to Rockinghorse for free and will help the charity to develop their current database of prospects into committed givers. Pure will also undertake a variety of other telephone campaigns and projects on the charity’s behalf.Jon Eserin, Pure’s Strategic Development Director, says “Rockinghorse is a fantastic local organisation that is in dire need of funding and support. Having met them we felt there was a lot that we could do to help their aims and objectives. It is fantastic that as a local business we have the ability to support our community in such a way.”Allie Preiss, Rockinghorse’s Marketing & Events Manager, comments “Rockinghorse is delighted to have this fantastic opportunity. We are really looking forward to working with Pure and can’t wait to see the results!”Notes for editorsRockinghorse is an independent charity, which aims to make life better for sick children in Sussex and Surrey. The charity does this by providing cutting edge equipment that the NHS cannot cover and by making medical and respite facilities for children and young people as comfortable, friendly and accessible as possible. Over the last 43 years, Rockinghorse has made a significant impact on the services available to some of Sussex’s most vulnerable children, by providing equipment and services to help families through difficult times.Pure is a fundraising agency that specialises in telephone fundraising. It provides a host of tailored development, acquisition and inbound products on behalf of its clients, and offers fully integrated email and data services to support its core telephone fundraising activities.The company works with over 60 clients including well known UK charities, such as Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Royal British Legion and Diabetes UK, as well as major international organisations such as WWF, Save the Children, Sightsavers International and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.For more information contact: Matt Goulson,01273 810047Email: [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year England Individual giving Pure Howard Lake | 11 April 2011 | News read more
Havana, Cuba, on May Day.Scarcely one month apart, the U.S. and Cuba each released a review of human rights.On April 20, the U.S. State Department released its “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.” This is the U.S. government’s take on human rights in other countries — many of them devastated by U.S.-instigated, regime-change chaos, bombardments or economic sanctions. The report doesn’t mention any of this country’s well-known internal and external human rights violations, pointing only at those in countries it deems foes. The report unsurprisingly singles out Russia, China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Iran.Cuba submitted to the U.N. a thorough overview on May 16 documenting its advances in, and defense of, human rights. This is Cuba’s third such review since the 2006 formation of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s country-by-country periodic review.For nearly 60 years, the U.S. has violated the human rights of the Cuban people, including through the ongoing genocidal U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba. Since 1992, the majority of the globe’s countries have opposed this violation of Cuba’s rights through U.N. General Assembly votes. In 2017 the vote was 191 to 2, with only the U.S. and Israel supporting the blockade.Capitalism promises, socialism deliversWhat Cuba’s recent report to the U.N. shows is that socialism, even in an underdeveloped and blockaded country, can deliver what capitalism only promises.In the report’s introduction Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla emphasizes how far Cuba’s socialist revolution has come in just 60 years. He contrasts living conditions today to those endured from 1898 until 1959, the year the Cuban Revolution toppled the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship:“From the time of the U.S. military occupation, which severed our independence, under the governments it imposed, 45 percent of children did not attend schools; 85 percent of the people lacked running water; farmers lived in abject poverty without ever owning the land they tilled and immigrants were brutally exploited.“In Cuba, workers and farmers had no rights. Extrajudicial execution, enforced disappearances and torture were recurrent. Discrimination based on the color of the skin was brutal; poverty was rampant; and women and girls were even more excluded. The dignity of Cubans was tarnished and Cuba’s national culture was trampled upon.“The Cuban Revolution led by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz transformed that reality and continues to strive to improve the quality of life, wellbeing and social justice for all of our people, thus implementing all human rights.“That willingness to protect human dignity, provide equal opportunities and ‘conquer all the justice’ has remained unchanged and unswerving until today.” (www.minrex.gob.cu)A look at how human rights are defended and implemented in Cuba reveals how thoroughly U.S. capitalist propaganda trumpets “human rights” as a politically loaded code phrase, usually as a pretext for U.S. domination, intervention and aggression.The State Department’s report claims that the U.S. “promotes and defends” the inalienable rights with which every person is endowed. However, these rights are defined under capitalist legal systems.As the great novelist and master of irony Anatole France once wrote: “The law, in all its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” Now, of course, according to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, corporations have those “inalienable” rights, too.Redefining ‘human rights’In contrast, the recent election of the new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez demonstrated that an election process without capitalist domination is not only possible, but profoundly democratic.There was input and institutional representation from all of Cuban society — unions, small farmers, women, students. There were no advertisements or campaign contributions, no special status awarded to those elected. What they receive is extra work at the same pay as their regular job, with accountability to their mobilized constituency.What about the right to a free education and universal, quality health care or to be secure in your home without fear that a landlord or bank will evict you? Those are not rights under capitalism, where getting so many of life’s necessities depends on the ability to pay, to have to scramble and fight for them.But free education and universal health care are rights in Cuba, guaranteed and accessed by all — as is the right to vote. There are no gerrymandering or confusing voter registration issues to restrict access to the ballot in Cuba. Everyone is automatically registered when they become 16 years old.Even after hundreds of years of colonial exploitation and slavery, followed by decades of U.S. domination, Cuba’s human rights achievements in the last 60 years are noteworthy. Yet the Cubans themselves say they are not perfect and have much more to strive for and achieve.In the report Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez Parilla writes: “The strengthening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, and its extraterritorial implementation, causes deprivations and continues to be the main obstacle to the economic and social development of the country.”Tragically illustrating his point was the May 18 crash of the Boeing 737 aircraft at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. The ongoing U.S. blockade is without a doubt responsible for the loss of the 111 lives.Because of the blockade, Cuba is barred from directly buying anything made by a U.S. corporation or containing U.S.-owned or made components. To obtain what is needed for national transportation, Cuba must go through third parties to lease aircraft. Not only is this at great additional expense, but it also means that Cuba does not have ultimate control over engineering or safety aspects.This recent tragedy is yet another example of how the U.S. blockade of Cuba is more than unjust — it is deadly. It’s another reason for people in the U.S. to raise our voices and demand the end of the U.S. blockade.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment Community News Playhouse Starts Online Course on American Musical By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 1:19 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Playhouse has started an online course, “The Broadway Musical and America,” intended to give students a broad overview of the American musical from “Oklahoma” to the present.The course started on May 12 and is an 11-week course that situates the Broadway musical as a distinctly American phenomenon and which both influenced and was influenced by the American political landscape since the end of World War II.During the online webinars, special Broadway guests will discuss classic works of musical theater, with Pasadena Playhouse artists engaging them about why the Broadway musical has endured as an important American art form.The course runs up to July 21. To know more about the course, visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/event/broadway-musical.Since the state’s Department of Public Health issued restrictions on public gatherings, upcoming shows and events at the Pasadena Playhouse have either been canceled or postponed until further notice to protect both staff and Playhouse patrons and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19.For more information, visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/covid-19. Subscribe HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business 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. 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 STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena read more
TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement LifestyleArtsLimerickNewsDue to national and international demand – stream of Jack & The Beanstalk panto extended until Sunday 10th JanuaryBy Meghann Scully – January 5, 2021 126 Jack & The BeanstalkIRELAND’S Only Irish Sign Language Interpreted Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk at UCH Limerick has been extended due to overwhelming public demand. With a choice of online streams with or without signing, you may now purchase and view until midnight on Sunday 10 January.With people watching everywhere from Panama to Portlaoise and Brisbane to Bantry, the UCH Panto has already been viewed thousands of times right across the world.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up People have tuned in over Christmas from countries including Australia, the US, South America, Canada and New Zealand, as well as throughout Europe and of course, in every corner of Ireland.This smash hit, international sensation can now be enjoyed for an extra week and is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during their prolonged holiday!Jack & The Beanstalk features long time UCH Panto favourite, Richie Hayes, joined by the always irresistible Dame Myles Breen. Liam O’Brien of Emmerdale fame makes his UCH Panto debut as the baddest of baddies!Dayl Cronin, is back as Jack, with Aisling Breen returning as the faithful, baddie side kick. Also making their UCH Panto debut’s this year are Ruth Berkeley as Fairy Ella and Waterford native Julie Power who plays Jill.Speaking about the ISL Interpreted version of this year’s show Sinéad Hope said “We have always explored ways to make our live Panto more accessible and have had a sensory version of the show, which included an ISL interpreter, for a number of years. It was therefore really important to us, and to producer Robert C Kelly, that this year’s online version of Panto was still accessible to the deaf community.”To book tickets for the stream featuring the ISL Interpreter Panto lovers should select the ‘with Sign Language Interpreter’ ticket type when booking tickets.This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support SchemeOn Demand, Online Stream Available until 10th JanuaryTickets €15 on sale now from www.dice.fm Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick people vow that ‘health is wealth’ in New Year’s resolutions surveyNext articleFirefighters rescue man from burning house after neighbours pushed back by flames Meghann Scully Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print read more
Twitter SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The National Football League (NFL) is teaming up with Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading platform for fair, fun, and meaningful competition, to crowdsource a future mobile esport. As part of the agreement, the two sports organizations will host a global game developer challenge. Competing developers will have the opportunity to develop an NFL-themed mobile game. The game will be powered by the Skillz esports platform and will have joint marketing support from both the NFL and Skillz. The combination of the NFL brand and the Skillz platform will set the stage for the future of electronic sports competition. Working with Skillz enables the NFL to reach the next generation of football fans where they live – on mobile – while driving the convergence of traditional and online sports. For Skillz, this agreement will introduce hundreds of millions of NFL fans to the leading esports platform. “The NFL is an iconic brand that is synonymous with American sports, and Skillz is thrilled to help power their esports competitions on mobile,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. “Mobile gaming continues to be an important platform to reach and engage new and existing fans,” said Rachel Hoagland, VP of Gaming & Esports at the NFL. “Our agreement with Skillz provides access to a trusted platform and a highly engaged player base, making Skillz an ideal partner long term.” The developer challenge will launch in the second quarter of 2021 and will be open to all genres except for 11 v 11 simulated games. For more information on the upcoming developer challenge and implementing mobile gaming competitions, visit www.skillz.com or email [email protected] About Skillz Inc. Skillz is the leading mobile games platform that connects players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month. Skillz has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000. www.skillz.com Source: Skillz Inc. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005444/en/ CONTACT: Skillz Inc. [email protected] Football League (NFL) Liana Bailey [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TEENS MEN CHILDREN INTERNET FOOTBALL CONSUMER CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT MOBILE/WIRELESS GENERAL SPORTS PUBLIC RELATIONS/INVESTOR RELATIONS SPORTS ONLINE MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNICATIONS EVENTS/CONCERTS GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT SOURCE: Skillz Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005444/en Previous articleAmeriprise Financial Included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the Second Consecutive YearNext articleZayo Group and Colony Capital to Deliver Inaugural Keynote at the Capacity Media Virtual Metro Connect USA 2021 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness NFL and Skillz Sign Multi-Year Gaming Agreement TAGS Facebook Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter read more
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