Kambi’s PASPA ‘gamble’ key to NJ success

first_img Topics: Sports betting 3rd August 2018 | By contenteditor CEO Kristian Nylen gives the inside story on Kambi’s ‘historic’ launch with DraftKings Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Kambi chief executive Kristian Nylen has said the company’s decision to “take a gamble” on the repeal of the US sports betting ban was the key to its historic mobile launch with DraftKings.Nylen spoke to iGamingBusiness.com after his company’s platform went live in New Jersey on a trial basis on Wednesday evening. Shortly afterwards the first-ever legal digital sports bets in the US outside Nevada were taken. Kambi’s sportsbook partnership with DraftKings was only announced in late June, a month after the repeal of PASPA and the signing of Kambi’s inaugural US deal with Rush Street Interactive, and days after over-the-counter betting began in New Jersey. However, Nylen suggested Kambi and DraftKings have been working for some time on their digital sportsbook plans. “Both Kambi and DraftKings took a gamble relatively early that PASPA would be repealed and set about working on the product in earnest,” Nylen told iGamingBusiness.com.“Wednesday, August 1 will be remembered as an historic day, not just for Kambi but the US sports wagering industry as a whole, with us accepting the first online wager post-PASPA.“With DraftKings now up and running, we look forward to launching more of our customers into New Jersey shortly, before taking our sportsbook into additional states as they open up.”The DraftKings Sportsbook app is for now just available in New Jersey on an invite-only basis and at prescribed times through a transactional waiver from the state regulator. There are reports that 50,000 players are currently allowed.Kambi said it has modified its platform for the US market with US-specific odds presentation, American terminology, the choice of how to present home and away teams and additional handicap lines.Nylen added: “The DraftKings frontend looks noticeably different from most of our other operators’ as they have built a large part of their frontend experience on top our APIs.“We give all our customers the freedom to take control of large parts of the client and, if they wish, take full control over the frontend. So, in general, the platform is providing operators with the flexibility to create unique betting experiences and offer a product which not only suits the players of today, but has the ability to adapt as the market evolves.”DraftKings’ launch, in association with its brick-and-mortar partner Resorts Casino Hotel, led to another flurry of announcements in the following 24 hours.The Stars Group said its BetStars sportsbook will be operating from Resorts Casino after their online poker and casino partnership was expanded to include betting.“We believe The Stars Group is uniquely qualified with the experience and insight needed to make sports betting a success in New Jersey,” said Matt Primeaux, the Stars Group’s US lead.Paddy Power Betfair and its FanDuel brand have forged an agreement with casino company Boyd Gaming, potentially giving it access to 15 states. The pact will cover all states where Boyd Gaming currently holds gaming licences, excluding Nevada.Earlier this week Boyd struck a partnership with MGM Resorts which will see the two share market access in the states in which they have casino properties.  Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US New Jersey Kambi’s PASPA ‘gamble’ key to NJ success Email Addresslast_img read more

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Sugar Ray Leonard steps into the ring for ICE North America

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games 23rd April 2019 | By contenteditor Sugar Ray Leonard steps into the ring for ICE North America Clarion Gaming’s inaugural edition of ICE North America will feature a keynote presentation from iconic boxer and Olympic champion Sugar Ray Leonard.The sportsman, the first boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes, will deliver a speech at the exhibition and conference, which takes place in Boston from May 13 to 15.ICE North America event director Rory Credland said he was delighted to confirm Leonard’s attendance: “His professionalism and athletic prowess combined with his charismatic personality and first-hand experience of life in the ring is sure to be a knockout for all our attendees in Boston this May.“For anyone interested in sports, the chance to see someone as legendary as Sugar Ray Leonard is something rather special and testament to ICE North America’s ability to deliver intel direct from the mouths of MVPs,” Credland explained.“His participation at this year’s ICE North America will be one of the many highlights of what is promising to be one of the most influential gatherings of the international gaming business community interested in this exciting North American market.”Leonard competed between 1977 and 1997, and is credited with boosting the popularity of lower weight classes as a result of his wins in five weight divisions. He was named fighter of the decade for the 1980s by US journalists, and became the first fighter to win more than $100m (£76.9m/€88.8m) in prize purses.Since retiring he has moved into philanthropy, establishing the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, which funds research for paediatric types 1 and 2 diabetes and helps children lead healthy lives.An accomplished broadcaster, he has worked for the likes of NBC, ABC, Fox, HBO and ESPN, and now serves as part of the DAZN team for streaming of boxing bouts, and provides ringside analysis for Matchroom Boxing.Sugar Ray Leonard’s motivational address will take place on Tuesday 14 May at 12:30pm (EDT) on the show floor at ICE North America. For more information and to register for free, visit icenorthamerica.com Clarion Gaming’s inaugural edition of ICE North America, which takes place in Boston from May 13 to 15, will feature a keynote presentation from iconic boxer and Olympic champion Sugar Ray Leonard. Regions: US Massachusetts Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy DFS Horse racing Email Addresslast_img read more

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ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) HY2016 Presentation

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2017 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2017 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Record £22m raised on Virgin Money Giving by 2015 London Marathon runners

first_imgSomeone SpecialRunners could also set up tribute funds to raise funds in memory of an individual. Jane Sutton, the mother of Stephen Sutton who raised remarkable sums for the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2014, set up one of these Someone Special pages earlier this year. She has raised over £22,000 so far.Jane said:“I made a promise to Stephen last year that I would run the London Marathon and continue raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity that helped Stephen so much before he passed away last May. I decided to fundraise using Virgin Money Giving as it was so easy to set up and more of the money raised goes to charity because it is a not-for-profit organisation, therefore the fees are much lower.”£117m total from six London MarathonsIn the six London Marathons since Virgin Money Giving was launched, £117 million has been raised by Virgin Money Giving fundraisers participating in the event. This is worth an estimated additional £3 million for charities, “due to Virgin Money Giving’s not-for-profit model and lower fees”. Runners in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon have raised £22.1 million for charities through Virgin Money Giving, a record amount for the fundraising platform from the event.Virgin Money Giving numbers• just under £1,600: average amount raised per active fundraiser• over 15,000: number of fundraiser pages created (9% year-on-year increase)• estimated £625,000: extra delivered to charity due to Virgin Money Giving’s not-for-profit structureThe final total is expected to be higher as more donations come in.The total raised online this year by Marathon runners using various platforms is now over £40 million. Virgin Money Giving points out that if they had all used its site and its not-for-profit fee structure, an extra £1.2 million could have been raised for charities.Stephen Fry personalised videoStephen Fry’s personalised video includes the name of the runner and the charity they are supporting.New developments this year included the Stephen Fry video tool which let London Marathon runners create their own personalised video featuring the comedian, actor, writer and presenter to help promote their fundraising efforts.Runners used it to create 6,200 videos which have been shared through social media, resulting in the films being viewed almost 200,000 times. Advertisement Record £22m raised on Virgin Money Giving by 2015 London Marathon runners AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 12 May 2015 | Newscenter_img  57 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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. Tagged with: Events London marathon Research / statistics Virgin Money Givinglast_img read more

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Interview with woman fighter in Lugansk Republic

first_imgWorkers World is publishing this interview with a young militia fighter in the Lugansk People’s Republic, conducted by Alexey Albu of the Ukrainian Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle). The interview was translated by WW contributing editor Greg Butterfield.By Alexey AlbuNadyezhda Kenich is 20 years old; she was born in Popasnaya, Lugansk region. When the Ukrainian army came to her land — here in Donbass these troops are considered occupiers — she took up arms. Thousands of young people, boys and girls, took up arms. For them, the struggle against fascism is not a phrase from the history books, and their everyday life is full of danger and heroism.20-year-old militia woman from Lugansk: ‘Fighting for a country where everyone will have equal rights’Alexey Albu: Nadya, tell us how you joined the militia?Nadyezhda Kenich: I joined the militia in April 2014 when the Kiev authorities sent Alpha riot police to our cities and towns. I began to actively help the people who rose in defense of Donbass. I took up arms on May 23, 2014, in Severodonetsk. I was 18 years old. I joined the regiment of Pavel Leonidovich Dremov.AA: What prompted you to go fight? After all, many of your contemporaries and peers left the war zone.NK: It so happened that Popasnaya remained under Ukrainian occupation, and all active participants of the anti-Maidan movement were declared wanted, including me. From the beginning, I started receiving threats from Ukrainian nationalists that my family would be killed, that my sister would be allowed to stew … you know, everyone saw what happened in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, and we didn’t want the same thing to happen in Popasnaya. I have a little sister; I don’t want her sitting in jail. I want the people to be able to live quietly in their town, calmly walk into the forest, and not be afraid of explosions, the whistle of bullets … that our children would never have to see what happened in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and other hot spots at that time. Naturally, I couldn’t put up with it and took up arms. I just couldn’t act differently. All my friends say they are not surprised by the fact that I’m here,\ because I’m always trying to stand up for other people. I have a very keen sense of justice. Probably so (laughs).I really resent that many local men fled to Crimea and other regions of Russia. I understand when women or teenagers leave. Although many teens are here with us and help however they can, for example, repairing equipment. And many who could take up arms, unfortunately, abandoned us.AA: What do you do in the militia? What’s included in your tasks?NK: I am now in a howitzer division. Since I spent two months learning from the signal operator, I make the connection, do the adjustment of fire. Prior to that, I spent six months in intelligence.AA: What was the worst moment during your service?NK: In the town of Pervomaysk early last August. There had already been fighting in the city. [The Ukrainian army] came to the city, blockaded the roads with their armored vehicles, and set up snipers on the outskirts. We arrived, disorganized, and scattered in all directions — some into the woods, some on the outskirts, some on the streets, trying to figure out what’s going on. … And I began working as a sniper. I was just given a “scope” (on a helmet) at a moment’s notice, but I took it because most were engaged in other tasks. And when the shooting started, I fell under a tree and tried to escape. I hid my head behind a branch. And at that moment a bullet whistled past the branch where I was trying to hide, and a piece of branch scratched my nose. At this point, my insides turned upside down. I realized that I was born under a lucky star. Neither the “grads” or “cornflowers” — both of which have exploded quite close to me — nothing compares to that moment. I will remember it for the rest of my life.AA: Did you take prisoners?NK: I had to participate in their arrest. I didn’t take anyone independently. We detained various subversive groups, spotters. … As a rule, the information about them is given by local residents. We watched them, and if the information was confirmed — we detained them. Captured their safe houses, cellars where they were hiding. Then, however, they start whining that they got here accidentally, that it’s a misunderstanding. AA: During detention and interrogation, did you torture? How are prisoners of war treated?NK: During the arrest, force is only used in case of resistance. And at the interrogations we always start talking neutrally. Thirsty — please drink. The toilet — no questions asked. Cigarettes — take. The food was the same that we ourselves ate. But during questioning, if we have irrefutable evidence, and the person refuses to talk, it is necessary to speak in a different tone. But, of course, no needles under fingernails, no poking with sticks, no hanging on the rack or ears cut off (laughs).AA: Can you tell me about any specific case?NK: I remember a case when we detained a spotter. We watched him for a long time We had irrefutable evidence that he was involved in the shelling of peaceful neighborhoods. So during his interrogation, he began to tell me that he accidentally got here, lost in Severodonetsk, and was not involved in the war — even though we found topographic maps and a passport with a residence permit for Kherson. It was obvious that he was trying to make fools of us. In the passport, we found a picture of his family. We showed him and asked: “Don’t you want to see them again? We’ll lock you in the cellar and you won’t know when you’ll be able to see them. Is your service to the state worth it? Let’s work together somehow.” Apparently, it worked on him heavily, and he confessed everything. He said that his military superiors warned that if he disobeyed, they would destroy his family. So he agreed to carry out their orders.AA: You saw the Ukrainian neo-Nazis?NK: Yes, several times through the scope (laughs). I can tell you about the first. We watched one group; they were photographed with arms and a flag on which was a fascist cross. I was so upset at the time for my great-grandfather, who was killed by the Nazis, that I quickly sent him to Valhalla. Many say you will be tormented with remorse or that it will haunt your dreams, but nothing of the kind has happened to me. I do not regret a single gram. A good Nazi is a dead Nazi.AA: What would you like to say to the Ukrainian authorities?NK:  (Censored.) Stop thinking about yourself. There are people’s lives at stake. Enough of filling their pockets with money from the war. You know, as they say, happiness can’t be built on someone else’s misfortune. We all understand that war is big money. They are earning millions from our lives.AA: What would you like to say to the Ukrainian troops standing on the other side of the front?NK: If they are draftees, we all understand that they did not come willingly; they were sent. Still, I believe that each of them has a choice: remain a slave or think for themselves about what is happening. If they do not agree with the ruling regime in Ukraine, they can stand shoulder to shoulder with us. By the way, many of them understand the situation and go over to our side. I can’t say en masse, but there are such cases.AA: What are you fighting for?NK: For my family, for the people of the town, for freedom, for a new country.AA:  What would you like to see after the victory?NK: Everything as it was before.AA: As before — like under Yanukovich? Or as in the Soviet Union or in Tsarist Russia?NK:  I would like to have peace, return to when there was order, [when] everyone had a job, had an opportunity to realize themselves. When all young people had the opportunity to go to college and get an education, and all pensioners received a normal pension, not pennies.AA: What should this new country look like?NK: I want to see a country where everyone will have equal rights, where all people will have the opportunity to create a family, to provide for it and live normally. A country where the elderly won’t have to dig through garbage for food or young people become chronic drunkards. I’d like to see a country where the power belongs to the people, honest and decent people, not the oligarchs, speculators and hucksters. And I’m sure it will happen.Source: tinyurl.com/oj3hv9uFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Win Prizes with “At My Park” Photo Contest

first_img Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Pasadena residents can join the fun with the City’s “At My Park” photo challenge to win prizes by submitting your best park-themed photos through July 31, 2014.The family friendly social media campaign challenges residents ages 16 and older to share their Pasadena park experiences creatively through photos submitted to the City via its Twitter, www.twitter.com/PasadenaGov, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/CityofPasadena sites.The “At My Park” social media campaign celebrates Parks Make Life Better Month, which occurs every July in California. The photo contest revolves around the City’s six park themes, two of which are being announced every Monday through the end of July; including Play, Nature, Exercise, Positive Spaces, Gathering Places and Forever.To enter, participants must tweet their photos to @PasadenaGov using the #AtMyPark hashtag on Twitter, or post their photos to the City’s Facebook event page with the #AtMyPark hashtag. The park theme must be mentioned in each post. Contest rules are at www.cityofpasadena.net/AtMyPark.Winning photos will be announced weekly on the City’s Twitter and Facebook pages and online at www.cityofpasadena.net/AtMyPark. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winning entries per theme. Prizes include a football autographed by Heisman winners, tickets to a UCLA football game and the 2015 Rose Parade, and memberships to CATZ gym and Pasadena Senior Center.Week 1: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 7 until 11:59 p.m. July 12PlayNatureWeek 2: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 14 until 11:59 p.m. July 19ExercisePositive SpacesWeek 3: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 21 until 11:59 p.m. July 26Gathering PlacesForeverWeek 4 Grand Prize: Photos must be submitted from 12 a.m. July 28 until 11:59 p.m. July 31One photo best representing all six themesThe GRAND PRIZE includes two tickets to the One Direction concert Sept. 11 at the Rose Bowl Stadium and an autographed football by 11 Heisman Trophy Winners, including Ricky Williams, Billy Sims, George Rogers and “RGIII.” Photos for the Grand Prize Challenge must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. July 31. No late entries will be accepted. The decisions made by the City are final.During Parks Make Life Better Month, Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department raises awareness about how parks create community cohesiveness, foster a healthy lifestyle and promote neighborhood safety.The contest’s presenting sponsor is the Rose Bowl Operating Company. Other sponsors include the Kidspace Children’s Museum, Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena Community Access Corporation, CATZ Gym, Pasadena Senior Center, i-Tennis, Pasadena Roving Archers and Street Food Cinema.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.center_img Government Win Prizes with “At My Park” Photo Contest Now through July 31, 2014 Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 3:54 pm Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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UCLA’s Steve Alford Receives Big Ten Club’s Person of the Year Award at Tournament House Event

first_img 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Steve Alford (left) with Len Roth, former president of the Big Ten Club (photo courtesy Len Roth)UCLA head basketball coach Steve Alford was honored as the annual Big Ten Club of Southern California’s “Person of the Year” on Tuesday evening at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Headquarters, Tournament House.Alford was honored for his achievements as both a student-athlete at Indiana and U.S. Olympian in addition to his accomplishments over a 24-year career as a collegiate head coach. An Olympic gold medalist at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, Alford helped Indiana win the 1987 NCAA Championship in addition to being a two-time first-team All-American, a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and the Big Ten MVP.The Big Ten Club has existed in southern California for over 80 years connecting conference graduates and offering members benefits, including events that highlight a long relationship with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.Previous Big Ten Club Person of the Year awardees have included the likes of visionaries and legends such as John Wooden, Tex Winter, Franco Harris, Bob Hope, Keith Jackson, Barry Alvarez, Archie Griffin, Mark Spitz, Drew Brees, Mark Murphy, 2014 winner Bob Miller and others.As a collegiate head coach, Alford has most recently led UCLA to consecutive NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 trips and one Pac-12 Tournament title (2014). His coaching credentials also include two Mountain West Conference championships, two Big Ten Tournament championships and two Heartland Conference championships.Alford’s teams have qualified for the postseason 19 times, including nine NCAA Division I Tournament berths. He has led his teams to the postseason in 14 of the last 15 seasons and has reached the 20-win plateau in 13 of his 20 years at the NCAA Division I level. Alford has coached his teams to at least 28 wins in three of the last four seasons and to at least 22 victories the last eight years.In addition, he has recorded more NCAA victories (513) as a collegiate head coach, age 50 or younger, than any other head coach in the nation. Alford, who turned 50 on Nov. 23, 2014, began his collegiate coaching career at the age of 26 at Manchester College.The annual Big Ten Person of the Year Dinner is a celebration honoring the successes and achievements of a Big Ten alumnus who has risen to the highest ranks within their respective field and continues to carry themselves in a manner representative of the Big Ten Conference and Club. The event features docent-led tours of the famed Tournament House, presentation of the Person of the Year Award and an auction where proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Community News Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Subscribe Sports UCLA’s Steve Alford Receives Big Ten Club’s Person of the Year Award at Tournament House Event From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 11:00 am Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Descanso Gardens Executive Director David R. Brown Announces Retirement

first_img More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Long-time Descanso Gardens Executive Director David R. Brown today announced his plans to retire in the coming year. He has served since 2005 as executive director of the member-supported botanic garden in La Cañada Flintridge, which is owned by the County of Los Angeles and managed by the Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1957.With the official retirement date set at August 31, 2017, Brown will continue to oversee several high-profile projects that will launch this year. “As the board of trustees conducts the search for my successor, I plan to be as busy as ever as we debut our new seasonal production, ‘Enchanted: Forest of Light,’ celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Japanese Garden, continue with the many and fascinating aspects of our conservation and sustainability mission, and help forward the Gardens’ strategic agenda,” he said. “I’m very proud of our senior team and know they will take good care of Descanso’s day-to-day urgencies as well as the long-term course we’ve set upon.”When Brown took on Descanso Gardens’ top job in July 2005, he brought with him 35 years of experience as a writer/creative director, corporate executive, college president, and consultant to education institutions and non-profits. Prior to joining Descanso Gardens, he was the founding president of The Oxbow School in Napa, CA, following a two-year engagement by the school’s founding board as its consultant in strategic planning.He served as president and chief executive officer of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena from 1985 to 1999. During his administration, Art Center’s endowment increased nine-fold; the curriculum and program offerings grew significantly, as did financial aid availability and scholarship support. The college became the nation’s leader in the integration of digital media into both 2-D and 3-D design programs.Before being selected as the third president in Art Center’s history, he was a corporate executive in the paper and forest products industry on the East Coast and, prior to that, a freelance writer and creative director in New York. A native of Maine, Brown and his wife, Judith, are longtime residents of Pasadena, where they raised their three children and remain active in the community.Reflecting on his tenure at Descanso Gardens, he said, “It’s been a sheer pleasure. It is truly a lovely and much-loved place: I’ve probably been told a thousand times what a beautiful ‘office’ I have to work in! Equally lovely has been the generous community and philanthropic support we’ve received as we guided Descanso into some new and important directions over the past decade.”Highlights of Brown’s tenure have included the restoration of the historic Boddy House and surrounding gardens (2007-08); addition of the Sturt Haaga Gallery (2011) and development of its curatorial direction; addition of new gardens and displays such as the Oak Woodland (2014) and Ancient Forest (2015); creation of a Long Range Concept Plan (2010); addition of extended summer hours and the popular midweek evening concert series; emphasis on sustainable practices and water conservation; increases in admissions and visitation; successful conclusion of a new 15-year operating agreement with Los Angeles County; and the more than doubling of the membership base to its current 14,500 members.“Descanso Gardens gives hundreds of thousands of people every year the opportunity to enjoy a unique setting in nature and, we hope, become more attuned to the urgent environmental and global issues of our time,” says Brown. “Always an oasis of respite and beauty, I hope Descanso can also be seen as a positive role model for the good stewardship of our land and our naturally occurring resources, including the best we can mine from our history.”The Descanso Gardens Guild Inc. board of trustees has formed a transition committee to coordinate the national search for his successor.Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 949-4290 or visit www.descansogardens.org. 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Graffiti on Sarsfield Bridge a ‘new low’

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CLLR Maurice Quinlivan is not impressed with vandals who mindlessly spray-painted graffiti on Limerick’s iconic Sarsfield Bridge.The Sinn Féin representative said he was shocked to see the name ‘Taz’ tagged in red paint on the wall of the bridge last week.He told the Limerick Post that he was very upset to see the graffiti on Sarsfield Bridge and described it as a “new low”.“Removing graffiti is time-consuming and costly for the Council. These resources could be much better spent on others services to make Limerick City a better place”, he said.“There have been many positive events, especially during the City of Culture, where graffiti and murals in designated places have worked well and contributed to the city. However, putting graffiti illegally across the city on bridges and memorials is very wrong and we all have a duty to stop this and report any we come across.“Clearly this type of anti-social behaviour is totally unacceptable and its only effect will be to make Limerick appear untidy and unpleasant, which is not the type of message that we want to send out to visitors or locals.”A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council confirmed that it would cost between €150 and €200 to remove the graffiti from the bridge.center_img Print Twitter WhatsApp TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSarsfield bridgeSinn Fein Previous article3rd Killaloe Chamber Music FestivalNext articleAlcohol abuse Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsGraffiti on Sarsfield Bridge a ‘new low’By Alan Jacques – June 13, 2015 926 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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