LeBron James Calls Out Donald Trump for Dissing Athletes

LeBron James has called out President Donald Trump for the way the way he says the commander-in-chief has used sports to break the nation apart.“What I’ve noticed over the last few months [is] he’s kinda used sport to divide us and that’s something that I can’t relate to because I know that sport was the first time I was ever was around someone white. … Sports has never been something that divides people, it’s always been something that brings people together,” James tells CNN’s Don Lemon Monday, July 30.At the 9:49 mark, Lemon asks James about how Trump has called out athletes like Steph Curry and Colin Kaepernick for refusing to visit the White House or kneeling during the national anthem. James says there are times when the president has used Black athletes as a scapegoat.“I believe he uses anything that’s popular to try to negate people from thinking about the positive things that they can actually be doing and try to just to get our minds to not be as sharp as possible right then,” James says at the 11:16 mark. “You look at Kaepernick, who was protesting something he believed in and he did in the most calm, fashion way possible. Very respectful. He did all his due diligence. He was knowledgeable about it and everyone knew why he did it.”As for the possibility of James, who has grown more political in recent years culminating with his critique earlier this year of Trump not caring about “the people”, running for office, the baller shot it down. However, when asked if he’d enter the presidential race if only Trump were an option, James gave it a second thought.“Well, in that case, I may,” he said. “If they had no one, I mean, I believe there’s some people out there, I hope. Let’s see first. Let’s see first.”But that doesn’t mean he’d be eager to have a chat with Trump face-to-face.“I would never sit across from him,” James says. “I’d sit across from Barack [Obama], though.” read more

Woman bids for PLP Leadership HannaMartin steps up for the job

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 30, 2017 – Nassau – If she wins, Glenys Hanna Martin would be the first female elected party leader in the country and the first for the Progressive Liberal Party which has a strong heritage of raising up indomitable women. Hanna-Martin about 24 hours ago in a spirited press conference held in the Englerston constituency announced that she will indeed challenge current interim leader, Philip Brave Davis and any others for leadership of the PLP. Hanna Martin is the four-time Member of Parliament for Englerston in Nassau, which is one of the four constituencies which was retained by the PLP in the May 2017 General Elections.Hanna-Martin is already an historical figure within her party, having served as the first woman National Chairman. In her announcement, the mother and grandmother spoke of the distinctions of The Bahamas and Bahamians and reflected on the iconic political movements she witnessed in a front row seat; she said it is time for The Bahamas to move from this place of challenge to a place of harmony.Hanna-Martin set her sights on becoming a change agent for the education system, saying a #PLP under her watch would invest more concretely in the human capital of The Bahamas.Throwing their support behind Hanna-Martin were former ministers and women politicians, Melanie Griffin and Hope Strachan, who agree that Glenys is more than the next leader of the PLP, but the next Prime Minister of The Bahamas.Other areas focused on by #GlenysHannaMartin were health, transformation of inner city communities, substandard housing and scarcity of food. Hanna-Martin said she also plans to modernize the PLP, making Bahamian people the subject and not the object. Over 10,000 people watched the announcement on Facebook.#MagneticMediaNews Grand Bahamian among those on PLP Constitutional Committee, new leader readying for 2022 Elections Related Items:#GlenysHannaMartin, #magneticmedianews, plp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas: Hanna-Martin dismisses PLPs unready for woman leader, calls for party reform Bahamas: Brave wins, Cooper wins, Mitchell wins, Lynes wins for new PLP leadershiplast_img read more

San Diego to participate in worldwide City Nature Challenge starting Friday

first_img Posted: April 25, 2018 Allie Wagner April 25, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Allie Wagner was live in Balboa Park as San Diego prepares to participate in the worldwide City Nature Challenge starting Friday.Nearly 70 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge.For more information, visit http://citynaturechallenge.org/ Allie Wagner, San Diego to participate in worldwide City Nature Challenge starting Fridaylast_img read more

Association Publishers Make the Case for Digital

first_imgWhen asked, about half of the 80 or so attendees indicated that they produce a digital version of their magazine. Only about 10 said they have a blog on their Web site. “We’re so happy you went digital,” said Greg Fine, director of communications and executive editor of Forum magazine, about the reaction he received from younger members of his association after the magazine launched a digital edition. “They said, ‘We read the digital edition to determine what articles in the hard copy we really want to read.’ I thought to myself, ‘Wow, what a cool experience.’ That was completely not the experience we expected to get.” Making the case for digital The digital conversation continued during a late morning session, “Going Digital: Expand the Reach of Your Association Magazine.” Elise Swinehart, assistant director with the American Chemical Society, which publishes 36 journals and a weekly magazine that has 138,000 subscribers, said that after partnering with digital producer Texterity and creating a pilot program for its international subscribers, the society found that about 40 percent of the 10,000 people who renewed opted to receive the digital edition of the magazine. Producing digital editions has been an efficient cost-saver for the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers, which publishes IEEE Spectrum magazine. So far, 45,000 subscribers have opted to receive digital versions of the magazine and of the society’s newspaper, the Institute, according to staff director/publisher Jim Vick. Digital delivery of both publications could save the society $750,000 annually in production manufacturing costs if 25 to 30 percent of members opt in, Vick said. Vick and his team project that 65,000 members will opt in next year, equating to $600,000 in savings annually. “That’s some pretty significant money,” Vick said. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Standing on a chair, Jeff De Cagna, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, kicked off the pre-session workshop here at the annual Society of National Association Publications conference. “I stand on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way,” he said, reciting a line from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society. During the workshop, entitled “What’s Next?: Creating the Association Publication of the Future,” attendees shared thoughts on design, content and evolving demographics and how they might recreate their publications if they could relaunch today with a clean slate. “Print is old,” said one attendee. “We need to learn how to funnel content to the Web in a timelier fashion.” last_img read more

Wilmingtons interlinkONE Introduces SportCoups A Fundraising App For Student Athletes

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — InterlinkONE is excited to announce the launch of SportCoups, a fundraising app dedicated to helping student- and youth-athletes raise money for their individual sports-related financial needs.Our StoryA silent investor approached John Foley Jr. with a problem and an idea. After watching his son go through countless seasons of fundraising, he realized the process was a hassle, time-consuming and could be easier. He asked, “What if athletes could fundraise directly from their phones?” And with that, SportCoups was born.SportCoups was created with the individual athlete in mind. The goal is to make it easier for athletes to raise money for things such as user fees, equipment, uniforms, tournaments, camps, travel costs and more! Gone are the days of athletes going door-to-door, standing outside supermarkets or asking family members to purchase coupon cards, candy, etc. Instead, athletes can download the app, create a profile and invite their FANS (family, friends and neighbors) to donate.Donor Rewards “The essence of donating is a selfless act, but we wanted to add a feature to the app that thanks the donor for their contribution with a monetary benefit. Donors will have instant access to nearly 100 coupons right from their phones for 6 months,” explains Co-Founder John Foley Jr.Nothing like that exists today. Why $20? Most friends and family will not think twice about giving $20 to an athlete when they know the money will be put to good use. This approach is an effective method of fundraising and those donations really make a big difference.How It Works Athletes, or parents, can download the app, register, set up the profile and create the fundraiser. Next, they execute their campaigns by sending out invitations to their fans via text, email and social media. They can easily manage their fundraiser and keep track of the amount raised. Donations go directly into their, or their parent’s, linked bank account.While SportCoups was created with the individual athlete in mind, teams can also use this to fundraise. To do this, each player would link their campaign to the same trusted bank account. This eliminates the problem of athletes having to be responsible for collecting and keeping track of cash.SportCoups is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Download today!(NOTE: The above press release is from SportCoups via PRNewswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s SportCoups Launches New Team Fundraising Capability For Athletic Clubs & ProgramsIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s SportCoups Announces Partnership with SaveAroundIn “Business”Wilmington’s interlinkONE To Sponsor ‘Bowl With A Bruin’ At Wamesit LanesIn “Business”last_img read more

33 sources of corruption in offices under FM

first_imgFinance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. File photoThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), in a recent report, has identified at least 33 potential sources of corruption in the various accounts offices under the finance ministry and recommended 21 possible ways to combat these corruption in a recent report.An ACC team, one of the 25 teams formed by the commission to control and prevent corruption in 25 organisations in 2017, came up with the report. It was submitted by the ACC commissioner Md Mozammel Haque Khan to the office of finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Monday.The report showed that the departments for accounts officers collected money every so often from various government employees. These offices allegedly hold pension funds of retired officers while some of them embezzled government funds by making fake travel allowance and entertainment bills. They also take money to release funds for development projects.Immediately after receiving the ACC report, the finance minister spoke to media. He said, “The prime minister said she would not tolerate any kind of corruption in state affairs. It was her promise to the people before the election. People believed in her and voted for her.”“I want those who work with me, never to indulge in any corruption. We have to make sure that no office staff, even the man who makes tea or carries files, benefits through corruption in any way,” he added.The ACC believes that its recommendations are realistic and can eliminate corruption, hassles and delays in government services, said the ACC commissioner Md Mozammel Haque Khan.Sources of corruption and recommendationsOther that fake travel and recreation allowance bills, the accounts offices embezzled government money in various ways.There are irregularities and corruption on a large scale in issuing service statements and service book verification. The offices take money for pay-fixation, opening general provident fund (GPF) accounts and GPF-related services, and during the payment of various bills for government building, cars, motorcycles, computers, from the primary school teachers and staffs during the payment of gratuity fund.The commission introduced 21 recommendation to combat corruption in the accounts sector. The list includes, increasing the work force and adopting automated systems, using electronic methods of payment, facilitiating complaint filing and so on. It also recommended the rule of transferring government officers every three years strictly and resolving pension related issues in five to seven days.It also recommended punishment for delay or any irregularity in disbursement of payment of all kinds of bills, including salary and allowances. The commission suggested launching a ‘hotline’ to receive complaints and take necessary steps accordingly.last_img read more

Exhockey captain Ibrahim Saber dies

first_imgIbrahim Saber, a former captain of national hockey team, passed away on Wednesday. Photo: UNBIbrahim Saber, a former captain of national hockey team, passed away in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports UNB.He was 74.Saber, also a national award-winning sports personality, breathed his last at his Dhanmondi residence in the afternoon, said a press release of Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF).Meanwhile, BHF general secretary AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed and senior vice president Abdur Rashid Shikdar expressed deep shock at his death.In a condolence message, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved family members.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also expressed deep shock at Saber’s demise.In a condolence message, he said Saber led the Bangladesh hockey team in the 1979 Asian Games. “The country has lost a talented player at his death. The void created at his demise will not easily be filled.”Fakhrul prayed for eternal peace of Saber’s departed soul and conveyed his profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.last_img read more

Experience the spirit of Tansen

first_imgIf you think that today’s generation is all about rock music and pop culture, then probably you are wrong. Even in today’s time, events like ‘Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav’ are being organised, which set an example of ‘traditional music’ being the choice of today’s generation’s. Undoubtedly, being the largest conglomeration of Indian classical music lovers in the country, this grand four-day event represents ‘Our tradition and culture.’ Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis year, The event has been organised by ‘Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan’ and ‘Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts’ with the help of HCL at Modern School. The inauguration ceremony took place on January 11 in the presence of Janardan Dwivedi, Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr Suresh K Goyal, Dr Vinay Bharat Ram, Dr Ashok Pratap Singh, and Dr Raj Shekhar Vyas alongwith Dr Uma Sharma, Festival Director. Dr Uma Sharma (Kathak), Parveen Sultana (Vocal) and Bickram Ghosh (Tabla) took the stage to take the audience back to the roots of the music of India in the 18th edition of ‘Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFirst to perform was Padam Bhushan Dr Uma Sharma, the Kathak maestro. She performed a three sequence dance drama based on the eternal love between Radha and Krishna in Thumri style. In between her sequences, she was describing her act to the audience. Describing the significance of the festival, she said: “Swami Haridas was a puritan: very traditional in his ways. Music, in those, was not, what it is today. She stressed on the traditionality and purity of classical music.” Speaking to Padam Bhushan Parveen Sultana about her experience with this event, she said, “This is a reputed classical musical event being organised for nearly two decades now and I am very pleased to be performing here.” Dr Uma remembered that Tansen Mahotsav used to be hosted in Gwalior when she was a young girl and that she has been performing in the national capital for the last seven-eight years. The second performer, Begum Parveen Sultana is an exponent of the Patiala Gharana of Indian classical form of music. Third, and last to perform for the evening was Bikram Ghosh. A well-known tabla player, known to create magic spells in Indo-fusion genres. Talking about his performance he disclosed that he will be performing ‘Drums of India’ with three other percussionists. This craft, his own, has been performed the World over and very well received by the foreign audience. When asked about, how interested, young audience today is about the classical music scene. “Interestingly, the number is rising, at least, what I have observed, in the last two to three years,” he said. Ghosh believes that the advent of digital space and internet is allowing more youngsters to explore traditional music. The performer believes that classical music provides, depth and emotions unlike popular music of today.last_img read more

Three Tips for Video Conferences on a Mac

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story appears in the May 2011 issue of . Subscribe » 3 min read April 26, 2011 Computers and other hardware from Apple like to act the role of slam-dunk video tools. Most Macs come with built-in microphones and iSight cameras, plus the line is supported by easy-to-use video chat tools like iChat and FaceTime.But as video-cool as Macs might be, less than 10 percent of the world’s business computer users use them. So most business collaboration must be done in complex mixed-platform networks–and that often is trickier than it appears.Cost-conscious small firms hold on to their beloved Apple computers longer these days, and those older units often have low-quality cameras, if they have them at all. Plus, Macs must play in the digital web sandbox with software that was initially made for PCs, so many features can be wonky and hard to use–all very un-Mac-like.With that in mind, here is our real-world guide for turning your Mac into a video conferencing powerhouse.Consider a New CameraYes, newer Macs come with powerful cameras and video functions, but you will be surprised at just how long in the tooth older Apple equipment can be. Many major peripheral makers, like Logitech, make Mac-compatible web cameras with impressive high-definition audio and video. But beware: It can be devilishly easy to get a camera that is not Mac-compatible. So triple-check that your unit is supported by your version of the Mac OS. And be sure you buy from someplace with a good return policy. Macs can be royally fussy.Don’t Be Afraid to Go Small with Mac-Based Collaboration ToolsWeb heavies like Citrix Systems’ GoToMeeting, Cisco’s WebEx, Fuze Box’s Fuze Meeting and startups like iVisit.com say they support Macs. But most of the tools we’ve tested just don’t give Mac users the ease of use and white-glove Mac experience they typically demand. For that, the smart Mac money goes to conferencing tools from smaller firms. Service from ooVoo (ad-supported plans are free, pro packages start at $30 per month) runs from an easy-to-download Mac app that feels like Skype, but comes loaded with business-friendly features. It can import contacts from Outlook, offers high-resolution video support and has a nice video message service.Beware of Mac Issues When UpgradingTo get a feel for the real-world issues of installing a new camera, we added the Eyeball 2.0 ($79.99 list, but available online for $35 to $40) from Blue Microphones to an aging Mac PowerBook G4. The Eyeball is compact and attractive, and has a fabulous microphone and HD video quality. It was simple to plug in and flexible enough to allow us to point the camera where we wanted to, which most Mac cameras can’t do. But even this ease of use wasn’t enough for one of our testers, who was convinced the camera wasn’t working because it had no power button, green light or traditional Mac-style desktop icon. New cameras often violate the basic logic inherent to Apple equipment.last_img read more