Tiananmen Square massacre heads long list of taboo subjects

first_img RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Organisation ——————————————————————————————– To illustrate the censorship from which the Chinese media suffer on a daily basis, Reporters Without Borders has listed the most recent orders issued to journalists and Chinese Internet companies by the various offices responsible for controlling the flow of information and the media: News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further June 4, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tiananmen Square massacre heads long list of taboo subjects China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Photo : BRUNO BARBIER / ONLY WORLD / ONLY FRANCE Newscenter_img Update : Abusive arrestsNetizens arrested in connection with 4 June anniversaryReporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of netizens for trying to commemorate the anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989.“The government must put an immediate and permanent end to the censorship, blocking of access to information and harassment that occurs every year in the run-up to the 4 June anniversary of the events in Tiananmen Square,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for the immediate and unconditional release of the independent news providers who were arrested for referring to this sad anniversary, and for all charges against them to be dropped.”Police officers prevented Agence France-Presse journalists from approaching a demonstration by the “Tiananmen Mothers” on 4 June and ordered their cameraman to stop filming.Officials in the eastern province of Jiangsu arrested the netizen Gu Yinmin on 1 June and placed him in “criminal detention” for refusing to remove a photograph of the 1989 pro-democracy movement from his QQ account.Netizens Qiu Hua and Yang Ting Jian are serving 15-day “administrative” detention orders in Guangzhou for trying to organize an Internet tribute to the victims of the 1989 crackdown. Receive email alerts 1. Media organizations must not stress violence on a college campus but should concentrate on the steps taken by party committees and the government to prevent similar incidents in the future – Central Propaganda Committee.2. Coverage of the international Africa conference in Tokyo is forbidden – State Council Information Bureau. 3. Coverage of the arrival of U.S. military vessels in the Southern Ocean is forbidden.4. All statements about clashes between police and groups of camphor traders in Dongguan and the tar leakage in Si Hui must follow the information issued by the relevant departments. They must not carry out interviews of their own volition – Guangdong. 5. Information on the public hearings on the rise in taxi fares in Beijing must not be circulated – Beijing Network Office.6. The report on the Shenzhen coastal power station must be followed to the letter in order to avoid unnecessary tension – Shenzhen Publicity Department.7. The micro-blogging account of Zhang Xue Zhong is to be blocked – State Council Information Office.8. Media coverage of the student at the Agricultural University of Huanan found hanged is forbidden – Guangzhou Propaganda Ministry9. It is forbidden to mention or comment on the Shenzhen costal power station and related matters, or the relocation of Guangzhou’s cemetery for those who resisted the Japanese.10. It is forbidden to talk about Party Provincial Bureau deputy director Yu Laishan’s meal or his 170,000 yuan dinner – Guangdong Department of Propaganda.11. Absolutely all posts about Xu Zhiyong must be suppressed, without exception – Central Department of Propaganda.12. It is forbidden to publish any report or communiqué about the press conference or other activities organized by the Gu Chu military corps – Council of State’s Bureau of Information.13. It is forbidden to comment on the attack on government officials by residents of the village of Dongxia, in Hui’an district ¬– Fujian Department of Propaganda.14. “Internet clean-up” operations will continue until June. The level at which key subjects are handled will be raised by one level and the precision of website registering will be stepped up. These are priorities.Reporters Without Borders will take part in the events that the Chinese pro-democracy movement is organizing in Paris to mark the anniversary. A demonstration in the city centre will be following by the screening of two films that have not previously been seen in France: Ying Liang’s “When Night Falls” and a documentary by the journalist Anne Loussouarn called “Chinese Anger.”The exile writer Liao Yiwu, the Berlin International Literature Festival and a group of well-known international authors have issued a joint appeal for public readings today in support Li Bifeng, a writer who was given a 12-year jail sentence last November.They would like people to read from works by Li Bifeng or works links to his fate, or the works of Liao Yiwu, which are censored in China.China is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.China is also mentioned in the 2013 special report on surveillance: “Enemies of the Internet” ¬– China. Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News Censorship regulations are not confined to the media but also affect the university education system. A Chinese law professor, Zhang Xuezhong, recently disclosed on his website that there were seven subjects that the government had banned Chinese university teachers from discussing: universal values, citizens’ rights, civil society, judicial independence, freedom of the press, the privileged capitalist class, and past mistakes of the Chinese Communist Party. ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more 06.04.2013Tiananmen Square massacre heads long list of taboo subjectsOn today’s sombre anniversary of the bloody 1989 crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for the release of journalists, bloggers and campaigners for freedom of expression, in particular those imprisoned for having taken part in, or referred to, the pro-democracy movement. We also call for the Chinese media and Internet users to be allowed to report on all events, including those that scarred May and June 1989.The press freedom organization calls for an end to wholesale censorship and the abolition of the information control system known popularly as the “Great Firewall”. “China remains one of the most repressive countries in the world towards those who campaign for freedom of information and expression,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Events commemorating the 4 June anniversary in many of the world’s capitals are a duty of remembrance and allow tribute to be paid to the victims of the repression, but they also provide an opportunity to publicize what is probably one of the Beijing government’s greatest taboos. “The consequences of the lack of information as a result of the censorship and disinformation about the Tiananmen Square massacre imposed by the government for almost 25 years are still felt today. Thanks to the effectiveness of the blackout, the vast majority of young Chinese still know nothing about this episode.“The Tiananmen Square massacre is far from an isolated incident from a bygone era. The censorship launched after the “Beijing Spring” has never been relaxed. The authorities regard the daily exercise of disinformation and censorship as an effective method for maintaining their control over the population as well as China’s international image, whatever the consequences for the Chinese people. Any news or information regarded as sensitive by the authorities may be censored.” April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Victim’s remains still inside Hard Rock Hotel 2 months after partial collapse

first_imgiStock(NEW ORLEANS) — Two months after the Hard Rock Hotel partially collapsed, the family of one of the victims whose body remains trapped inside is still looking for closure.Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, died in the collapse of the under-construction hotel in downtown New Orleans on Oct. 12. He was one of three construction workers who were killed.Though crews initially hoped to recover his body, they have since changed course and told the family they would have to demolish the building with Wimberly’s body inside.The plans for the demolition are not expected to begin until some months into 2020, the city’s Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnel told reporters Thursday, according to ABC New Orleans affiliate WGNO.“It’s a wound that won’t heal,” Wimberly’s brother, Frank Wimberly, told ABC News in a telephone interview Friday. “Two months, to step back in front of that building, it brings it all back.”He said his family hasn’t been given a definitive date as to when the demolition is expected to happen, but was told that rescue workers would try to remove the debris and concrete that collapsed on Wimberly so they can extract the body from the building in one piece.Crews are expected to begin stabilizing the structure next week in hopes that they can safely recover the bodies after the demolition and obtain evidence to help determine the cause of the collapse, according to WGNO.The official cause of the collapse is unknown, but numerous lawsuits have been filed against the construction companies involved for alleged negligence.The New Orleans mayor’s office did not respond to ABC News for comment regarding the demolition timeline.However, in a previous statement, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that her “focus and priority remains recovery of the remains, and securing closure for the victim’s families — with whom she has been in close contact. Our public safety team continues working with engineers to evaluate the next steps on the site.”For Quinnyon Wimberly’s family, though, they remain cautiously optimistic about whatever those next steps are.“I guess I have to see it to believe it,” his brother said of the city’s hope to bring his brother out in one piece. “We’ve had so many setbacks.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Track and Field Regional Championships Roundup: 5/9

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail*all of the schools in the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network competing in region track and field championships had their final results tallied Wednesday. What follows will be the various teams and schools competing in their respective regions. The UHSAA-sanctioned state track and field championship meet is slated for May 18-19 at BYU and will feature all schools and classifications at one venue. This is a rarity in Utah high school sports. As has previously been explained, the top four finishers in all events automatically qualified for the aforementioned state championship meet.MANTI, Utah-Wednesday, the Region 15 track and field championship meet ensued from Manti High School with the team results staying primarily unchanged from the previous day of action. The Grand Red Devils won the boys’Region 15 title, amassing 161.5 points. Richfield placed second with 137 points. Manti checked in at fourth place with 103.5 points and North Sanpete was fifth with 51 points.The girls’ results saw Richfield post 163 points to win the region crown, while Grand was second with 126.5 points. Manti placed fourth with 75 points and North Sanpete finished fifth with 58 points, tied with Emery in the standings.The boys’ 110-meter hurdles title was won by Richfield’s Ian Bate in 16.15 seconds. Josh Blauer and Cooper Parry of Manti finished third and fourth, respectively, qualifying for the state championship meet in these events.Melissa Crane of Richfield won a second region title in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, posting a time of 16.19 seconds. Sadie Yardley, her teammate, placed fourth in the event, securing her place at state.In the boys’ 100-meter dash, Parker Hightower of North Sanpete placed third, while in the girls’ 100-meter dash, Isabelle Hightower of North Sanpete won the crown in a time of 12.70 seconds. Richfield’s Passion Reitz and Brianna Davis-Mitchell placed second and third, respectively.In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Kade Jensen of Richfield finished second, while his teammate, Jonathan Monsen, placed third and Manti’s Jaden Sterner was fourth.Passion Reitz of Richfield won the girls’ 400-meter dash region title in 1:00.65. Linzy Flinders of North Sanpete placed second and South Sevier’s Kaylie Jenson finished third overall in the event.Cooper Parry of Manti placed third in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles to secure a berth in the state tournament in this event.Hayden Harward remained the region’s best boys’ distance runner as he won the 800-meter dash run crown in 2:00.43 for Richfield. Jordan Cheney of Manti placed third in this event and Harward’s teammate, Chaz Roberts, placed fourth.Richfield’s Passion Reitz earned another region title in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles in 48.62 seconds. Mackenzie Jones of South Sevier placed second, to also qualify automatically.In the girls’ 800-meter run, Madison Norris of Manti finished second, while North Sanpete’s Linzy Flinders placed third.North Sanpete’s Parker Hightower qualified in another sprint event, as he placed third in the boys’ 200-meter dash. In the girls’ 200-meter dash, Richfield’s Brianna Davis-Mitchell won the region title in 27.60 seconds. Brynn Christensen of Richfield finished third and South Sevier’s Kaylie Jenson placed fourth overall.The boys’ 3200-meter run was won by Richfield’s Hayden Harward in 9:53.17 with Jordan Cheney of Manti finishing second.Richfield’s girls also excelled in the 3200-meter run with Jamie Holt placing second and SeOnna Southwick finishing fourth to also qualify in this event.Manti’s Mike Mahlstrom won the boys’ long jump crown with a leap of 19-04.00 as North Sanpete’s Jamal Mayoul placed second. Richfield’s Jake Poulsen and Kade Jensen also qualified in this event by placing third and fourth, respectively.In the boys’ shot put, Cayden Acord of Richfield won the region title with a toss of 46-10.50. In the girls’ shot put, Richfield’s Payton Olson placed second and Leah Torgersen of South Sevier finished third to advance to state in this event.The boys’ discus saw Manti’s Brady Barson earn a spot at the state championship meet as he placed second in the event.Richfield’s Abigail Woolsey is the region champion in the girls’ javelin with a toss of 106-02 feet. Manti’s Keyera Braithwaite also qualified in the event, placing third.South Sevier’s Mackenzie Jones won the high jump title with a leap of 4 feet 11 inches. Hope Christensen of North Sanpete also qualified by placing second overall.In the boys’ 4 x 100 relay, Richfield and North Sanpete each qualified, placing second and fourth, respectively. In the girls’ 4 x 100, Manti placed second and North Sanpete finished third as these squads each earned a berth in the state championship meet in these events.Finally, in the boys 4 x 400, Richfield won the region title in a time of 3:31.81 with Manti placing third and North Sanpete finishing fourth. In the girls’ 4 x 400, Manti won the crown in 4:17.07 while North Sanpete finished second, and Richfield was third.BLANDING, Utah-Wednesday, the Wayne Badgers competed in the Region 19 track and field championship meet at San Juan High School and had a successful overall showing.The Badgers’ boys squad finished second with 96 points while the girls also placed second with 62 points.Monticello’s respective boys and girls squads each won region titles.Wayne’s girls placed second in the medley relay to automatically qualify, as did the Badgers’ boys in this event.Wayne’s Brynnli Nelson won the girls’ 100-meter hurdles title in a time of 17.14 seconds. In the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Logan Stevens of Wayne won the championship in a time of 19.05 seconds. His teammate, Stran Beeler, finished close behind at 19.17 seconds, placing second.In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Wayne’s Barlow Pace won the region title in a time of 54.93 seconds, while his teammate, Wyatt Van Orden, placed third overall.Wayne’s 4 x 100 boys and girls squads each qualified as the Badger boys placed second in this event and the girls placed fourth.In the girls’ 1600-meter run, Felicity Williams of Wayne placed second while West Saunders placed third in the boys’ 1600-meter run, with each of these Badger athletes qualifying in this event.In the boys’ 300-meter hurdles, Wayne’s Logan Stevens and Stran Beeler placed second and forth respectively to qualify.Felicity Williams placed fourth in the girls’ 800-meter run and Barlow Pace finished second in the boys’ 800-meter run, giving the Badgers more events to compete in May 18 and 19 at BYU.Also, Wyatt Van Orden finished third in the boys’ 200-meter dash and will compete in this event at the state championship meet as well.Wayne’s girls placed second in the 4 x 400 with the boys winning the region title in this event with a time of 3:52.72. This team consisted of Logan Stevens, Bryant Pace, Barlow Pace and Wyatt Van Orden.In the girls’ high jump, Hannah Williams placed second while in the boys’ high jump, Logan Chappell also qualified by placing third.Wyatt Van Orden is the boys’ long jump champion for Region 19 with a leap of 20-08 feet and teammate, Bryant Pace placed second.In the girls’ long jump, Brynnli Nelson took the crown, jumping 15-07 feet with Hannah Williams placing third.Daniel Alaya placed second in the boys’ shot put and Brynnli Nelson finished third in the shot put.Brynnli Nelson concluded the events with another region title, this one in the girls’ javelin, with a toss of 100-06.50 feet.PRICE, Utah-Much as was the case with the Region 15 championships at Manti, Region 14 has gone with a 2-day format, making Thursday the day where most of the finals will occur. After the first day of competition, the girls’ leaders are Juab, Carbon and Union, all tied with 38 points apiece. Delta is in fourth with 30 points.The boys’ leader is Delta with 36 points, with Juab in second at 27 points.In the girls’ 1600-meter run, Juab’s LorraLyn Bronson placed fourth, earning the last automatic slot for the state championship meet. The boys’ 1600-meter run saw a pair of Juab Wasps automatically qualify as well with Tyler Dinkel placing second and Dason Day finishing fourth.The girls’ medley saw Delta place second and Juab finish third, giving both the Rabbits and Wasps an opportunity to compete at the state championship meet in this event.The Delta boys won the medley title in a time of 3:45.29 as Derek Smith, Trey Brough, Jaymen Brough, Dax Brough and Jackson Johnson got the job done for the Rabbits. Juab also qualified, placing fourth.Ronnie Walker of Juab is the Region 14 girls’ long jump champion with a leap of 17-01.50 feet as Ashlee Nielson of Delta finished third.Haylee Christensen of Delta automatically qualified in the girls’ shot put by placing third. Delta’s Chase Fowles earned the boys’ discus title with a toss of 127-03 feet while Juab’s Ty Durbin and Reese Darrington placed third and fourth, respectively.The girls’ javelin tile was won by Delta’s Asha Anderson with a toss of 109 feet. Juab’s Tatum Hyatt and Taya Darrington finished third and fourth respectively to also qualify.Finally, to conclude the first day of competition, Jaymen Brough of Delta won the boys’ high jump crown with a leap of 6 feet 4 inches. His teammate, Britton Smith, also qualified, securing the last spot as he was tied for third with Jarett Atwood of Carbon.TROPIC, Utah-Wednesday, the Bryce Valley Mustangs hosted the Region 20 track and field championship meet, only to see the Panguitch Bobcats steal their thunder as the Bobcats’ boys and girls each won region titles decisively. The Bobcats’ boys posted 209 points, easily out-distancing second-place Bryce Valley, as the Mustangs finished with 100 points. Valley placed third with 60 points and Piute was fourth with 46 points.For the girls, Panguitch pounded second-place Piute 216-123 as Bryce Valley finished third with 65 points. Escalante was fourth with 35 points.Perhaps the brighest individual star of the meet, however, was Valley’s Cameron Franklin as he swept the 100, 200 and 400-meter dash titles.Also qualifying in the boys’ 100 were Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb, placing second, and Bryce Valley’s Austyn Brinkerhoff and Sergio Vasquez finishing third and fourth, respectively.Other qualifiers in the boys’ 200 included Austyn Brinkerhoff of Bryce Valley placing second and Piute’s Michael Campbell and Westen Sylvester placing third and fourth, respectively.Other qualifiers in the boys’ 400 included Bryce Valley’s Easton Syrett, who finished second, while Westen Sylvester of Piute placed third and Bryce Valley’s Ethan Platt placed fourth.In the girls’ 100-meter dash, Piute’s Mickell Morgan took the title in 13.25 seconds with teammate Vanessa Delgado placing second. Morgan Platt of Bryce Valley finished third and Escalante’s Lilly Steed took fourth.The girls’ 200-meter dash crown was won by Piute’s Emily Morgan in 28.43 seconds, while her teammate, Myndi Morgan, placed second and Kapri Orton of Panguitch finished third. Tana Frandsen of Panguitch also qualified in the event, placing fourth.Emily Morgan also won the girls’ 400-meter dash title in a time of 1:03.40, for Piute, with teammate, Vanessa Delgado, placing second. Maycee Brinkerhoff of Bryce Valley also qualified, finishing fourth.In the boys’ 800-meter run, Hagen Miller of Panguitch won the title, posting a time of 2:13.88 while his teammate, Porter Schoppe, placed second. Bryce Valley’s Treyson Roberts also qualified, placing fourth overall.The girls’ 800-meter run title was secured by Bryce Valley’s Morgan Platt in a time of 2:48.37. Hallie Palmer and Mataya Barney of Panguitch placed second and third, respectively and Escalante’s Alissa Catmull also qualified, placing fourth.The boys’ 1600-meter title was won by Easton Syrett of Bryce Valley in a time of 5:06.52 while Hagen Miller and Luke Reeder of Panguitch also qualified, tying for third.Luke Reeder won the boys’ 3200-meter run crown in 12:15.19 while Valley’s Ruger Reeve placed second and Reeder’s teammate, Hagen Miller placed third.Panguitch’s Taylia Norris swept the girls’ 1600 and 3200-meter run titles. Also qualifying in the 1600 were Panguitch’s Jordan Bennett and Kezli Floyd of Bryce Valley.Other qualifers in the girls’ 3200 included Norris’ Panguitch teammates, Jordan Bennett and Brittney Henrie, placing second and third, respectively.In the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Kapri Orton of Panguitch won the crown in a time of 16.52 seconds. Also qualifying in this event were Panguitch’s Hallie Palmer placing second and her teammate, Lexi Griffin placing fourth. Piute’s Ivy Erickson also made the cut, finishing third.In the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Kanyon Lamb of Panguitch won the title in a time of 15.55 seconds. Bosten Englestead of Panguitch placed second in the 110’s and took the crown in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 45.92 seconds. Jevin Savage of Panguitch and Braxton Heaton of Valley also qualified in both of these hurdles events.Hallie Palmer of Panguitch is the girls’ 300-meter hurdles champion, posting a time of 50.97 seconds, with Piute’s Ivy Erickson placing second. Lexi Griffin of Panguitch and Escalante’s Caitlynn Lyman also qualified.Bryce Valley’s Austyn Brinkerhoff won the boys’ long jump title with a leap of 18-11.75 feet with Wesley Jensen of Piute placing second and Bryce Valley’s Treyson Roberts placing fourth.In the girls’ long jump, Morgan Platt of Bryce Valley won the girls’ long jump title with a leap of 15-05 feet. Vanessa Delgado once again finished second overall, netting valuable points for Piute, while her teammate, Jordyn Kennedy, placed third. Lily Steed of Escalante finished fourth overall.Panguitch’s Hagen Miller won the boys’ high jump title with a leap of 5 feet 6 inches as Quadyn Tebbs of Bryce Valley also qualified, placing third.In the girls’ high jump, Kapri Orton of Panguitch leaped 5 feet 5 inches for the region crown. Other qualifiers included Panguitch’s Tana Frandsen placing second, Bryce Valley’s Maycee Brinkerhoff placing third and Valley’s Paige Harris finishing fourth.In the boys’ javelin, Easton Syrett of Bryce Valley took the title with a toss of 142-02 feet. Also qualifying in this event were Panguitch’s Dallen Torgersen placing second as Brian Loya of Piute finished third and Panguitch’s Jace Eyre placed fourth.The girls’ javelin title was won by Panguitch’s Mataya Barney with a toss of 113-05 feet, while Kiesa Miller finished second and Brittney Henrie placed third for the Bobcats. Emri Roberts of Piute finished fourth.In the boys’ shot put, Panguitch’s Jace Eyre won the crown with a toss of 42 feet, with Bryson Marshall of Panguitch placing second. Riley Pearson of Piute was third and Panguitch’s Kyle Heaton placed fourth.In the girls’ shot put, the title was won by Kambree Fuller of Panguitch, posting a toss of 32-01 feet as Escalante’s Bobbie Griffin finished second. Emri Roberts and Anna Wilde of Panguitch placed third and fourth, respectively.In the boys’ discus, Bryson Marshall of Panguitch won the title with a toss of 138-01 feet. Jaren Frandsen and Jace Eyre, his teammates, placed second and third, respectively. Dallen Torgersen, also of Panguitch, finished fourth.The girls’ discus was swept by Panguitch as Kambree Fullmer won the region title with a toss of 95-08.50 feet. The three spots behind her were won by Taylia Norris, Abbey Blevins and Kiesa Miller, respectively.The boys’ 4 x 100 relay title was won by Panguitch in 47.30 seconds, while Bryce Valley finished second and Piute was third.In the girls’ 4 x 100 relay, Piute won the crown in 53.16 seconds as Panguitch placed second and Bryce Valley was third.In the boys 4 x 400 relay, Panguitch won the title with a time of 3:59.17 as Valley placed second and Bryce Valley finished in third.The girls’ 4 x 400 relay saw Piute win the crown in 4:24.18 while Panguitch finished second and Bryce Valley was third.Panguitch’s boys won the medley relay title in a time of 4:02.79 and Bryce Valley placed second.Finally, Panguitch’s girls won the medley relay title, posting a time of 5:20.12 although they were the only team to participate in this event.MILFORD, Utah-As Milford hosted the Region 21 track and field championships, the boys and girls were in complete command, sweeping both titles decisively. The Tiger boys posted 272 points to second-place Tintic’s 185 points.Also, the Milford girls posted 257 points to Wendover’s 122 points easily winning that title.Milford state titles came from Aliza Woolsey in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles (18.01 seconds), Colton Pomerinke in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles (17.90 seconds), Madysen Griffiths in the girls’ 100-meter dash (13.72 seconds), Bret Beebe in the boys’ 100-meter dash (11.59 seconds), and Akaydeh Livingston in the girls’ 1600-meter run (6:35.35).Also, the Milford boys and girls won their respective 4 x 100 relay titles and Bryson Barnes won the boys’ 400-meter dash in 53.52 seconds.Other Milford region titles came from Kinley Spaulding in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles (52.38 seconds), Gaige Hardy in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles (50.17 seconds), Bryson Barnes in the boys’ 800-meter run (2:17.60), Jaycee Rose in the girls’ 200-meter dash (28.67 seconds), Bret Beebe in the boys’ 200-meter dash (23.75 seconds) and Kinley Spaulding in the girls’ 3200-meter run (15:10.19).Milford’s boys and girls also swept the 4 x 400 relay region titles.Additionally, Milford titles came from Trae Williamson in the boys’ javelin (147-05.50 feet), Elena Yee in the girls’ high jump (4 feet 8 inches), Trae Williamson in the boys’ shot put (47-01 feet), Jacelin Hardy in the girls’ javelin (97-03 feet), Trae Williamson in the boys’ discus (137-07 feet) and Madysen Griffiths in the girls’ shot put (33-02 feet). Written by May 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local, Uncategorized Track and Field Regional Championships Roundup: 5/9 Tags: Region 14/Region 15/Region 19/Region 20/Region 21 Brad Jameslast_img read more

YESTERYEAR: The Tennessean Restaurant

first_imgThe Tennessean restaurant, which opened at 313 Locust Street in 1949, became one of the most popular eateries in downtown Evansville. Both of the owners were originally from Tennessee, which inspired the name of the restaurant. It was so successful that they opened a second diner at 101 NW Fifth Street (which became the Flying Saucer in later years). The Tennessean’s clientele included everyone from businessmen, local politicians, and shoppers to students from nearby Central High School, who could sip a nickel cup of coffee at the long counter. The Locust Street diner, the last of the two to close, is pictured here advertising its final day of business on March 3, 1996.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Vote for Ocean City for Favorite Beach in New Jersey

first_imgThe fun-filled days of summer are fast approaching, which means it’s finally time to cast your vote for New Jersey’s favorite beach…Ocean City, NJ! The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium will announce the winners around the July Fourth holiday.“Click Here to vote”last_img

Experiential bakery marketing after coronavirus

first_img”Experiential marketing is a great way to bring bakery products to life, with initiatives delivering entertainment and samples to customers at local high streets, shopping malls, festivals and train stations.But coronavirus has put an end to that – for now. So how can bakery brands and retailers flex their experiential muscles during and after the pandemic?Keep it localEven when the current pandemic is over, a residual fear of crowds and commuting may persist – the idea of taking the London Underground may horrify some people.Bakery brands and retailers would be wise to consider smaller, community-based events in line with where their consumers live. This could work particularly well for independent bakeries selling unbranded items – the goodwill of a local clientele can be used to fuel these kinds of events. Think tea parties, online bakery masterclasses and the like – activities to bring people together, virtually and in reality, after such an isolating period.Keep it outsideHeyHuman worked with BelVita on an interactive musical pop-up campaign at key train stations such as Waterloo that featured plenty of physical customer interaction that ranNaturally, that couldn’t happen now, but reimagining the campaign as a socially-distanced street parade could do the trick. Crowded spaces were once experiential’s proverbial bread and butter – brands and retailers are now required to think about how their product works in a socially distanced context. What about a field? Or from an open-air car park?Keep it safeSafety will be the watchword for everything brands do. Hygiene is going to top the list for customers, both in retail stores and when it comes to experiential activity. That means you have to change everything.Traditional sampling will have to be re-thought completely. Brands need to think creatively about how they can get samples to their consumers in the safety of their own homes. They could team up with food delivery services; there are companies like Amazon that offer the opportunity to include packaged good samples in the familiar Amazon box. In other words: we’re likely to see the humble door drop make a comeback.There is no definitively right or wrong way to tackle what comes next. However, what the bakery industry can do is ensure it is catering to every element of the experience. For established brands, digital amplification should be top of the agenda. For local bakeries and retailers, this is where the senses can really come into play – they need to ensure that interaction is supplemented with something else that keeps their personal brand in customers’ minds. Think how display items can be framed so customers don’t have to press against the window; perhaps that all-important smell of fresh bread could be utilised away from the actual bakery, its aroma surrounding promotional signage. If they adapt to a safer, more considered approach, British bakers can still create experiences worth remembering.” Liz Richardson, managing director and partner at communications agency HeyHuman, looks at the ways in which coronavirus will change how customers experience the baking industry.last_img read more

Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Announces New ‘Game Of Thrones’-Themed Event, Yce Festival

first_imgDisgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland may be in prison, but it looks like he’s still up to his old tricks. The faux mogul has announced a new event which he hopes will help change the narrative of disastrous failure surrounding his 2017 Bahamian luxury getaway-turned-epic shitshow.The new venture: Yce Festival, a three-day, Game of Thrones-themed festival set to take place on private land in The North Pole that was formerly owned by Santa Claus. Yce Festival is set to take place on May 17–19th, coinciding with the highly awaited series finale of Game of Thrones on HBO.McFarland announced the event via press teleconference from FCI Otisville, in Orange County, New York, where he is currently serving a six-year prison sentence after his conviction for defrauding ticket purchasers and investors for Fyre Festival, as well as attempting to sell over $100,000 worth of fraudulent tickets to exclusive events like the Met Gala and the GRAMMYs after the initial failure of Fyre Festival.“Yce Festival is a continuation of the core beliefs we established with Fyre Festival,” McFarland noted from prison. “Fyre Festival had its challenges, and my team and I all learned a lot. Some of us are paying for it dearly. But, like a phoenix…nay, a Dragon rising from the ashes, we are going to take all of that, absorb it, and make Yce the most epic event of all time! Just wait until you see what we have in store for Yce Festival…Winter is coming!”Alluding to the festival’s Game of Thrones theme, McFarland explained that “for my first event back, I knew there would be a lot of risks involved and a lot of questions from potential ticket-buyers. With that in mind, I knew that if I partnered with a rock-solid IP like Game of Thrones, people wouldn’t be able to resist attending even if it was me putting it on. Game of Thrones is the most epic television franchise of all time, and only I could bring something this epic to life. Plus, the ‘Yce’ and ‘Fyre’ thing was just too perfect not to explore.”“We totally dove into the Game of Thrones universe to make sure this is unlike any event anyone’s ever seen. I don’t want to give too much away now—but let’s just say, don’t be surprised if you run into some ACTUAL DRAGONS at Yce Festival.”When asked how he would acquire dragons, an imaginary creature that never existed, McFarland responded with confidence that “anything is possible” and that “money is no object.” Proclaimed McFarland, “We’re just gonna do it and be legends … We haven’t found them yet, but if anyone can, it’s my guy Andy King.”McFarland promised that Yce festival would be the definitive premium experience for Game of Thrones fans as they say goodbye to the beloved franchise. Each ticket will come with accommodation, ranging from the general admission “Wildling Camping” package up to the ritzy “Lannister Super VIP” bundle, complete with your own private castle on the festival grounds.The price of food and drink is included in the ticket cost, but with a catch. “At Fyre Festival, we were criticized for not providing the gourmet food and catering that we promised in our advertising. Yce festival will remove that burden entirely. In keeping with the immersive Game of Thrones‘ medieval fantasy theme, ‘Lannister Super VIP’ ticket holders will receive an unlimited allotment of meats, cheeses, wine, and mead. ‘Targaryen VIP’ ticket holders will also have access to the unlimited food and drink, but they will have to rally at least two GA campsites behind them as “bannermen” and take it from the ‘Lannister Super VIP’ attendees by force. For everyone else, it’s a free-for-all. We’re going to release enough livestock onto the grounds to feed all the festival’s attendees, so get out there and hunt yourself a boar!”“I’ve always thought of myself as being a Lannister type—aside from the blonde hair and the whole ‘always paying my debts’ thing—but there’re really some cool options all the way down the line, from the ‘Targaryen Super VIP’ to the ‘Dothraki Horde Rave Camp’ to the ‘Wildling GA Camp.’”In terms of music, McFarland promised that the lineup would be heavy on artists who have appeared on or helped with music on Game of Thrones, such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, Mastadon, and Of Monsters And Men. McFarland did confirm that Kristian Nairn, the actor who played the beloved character Hodor on the show would be performing during the “long night” late night party. McFarland added, “also, Ja Rule will be there.”Much like the Fyre Festival announcement, the announcement of Yce Festival comes just a few weeks ahead of the scheduled event. When asked if he and his team would have enough time to make the event happen or if they were doomed to repeat the same mistakes, McFarland demurred. “What did I just say a minute ago about the dragons?” he asked, seemingly annoyed. “I said we’re going to do it, and be legends. How is that still unclear?”Sadly, while McFarland seems to be leading the charge for Yce Festival from behind bars, he won’t actually be able to attend the event himself. “I couldn’t get permission to take a leave from my sentence to attend. It’s frustrating, but we’re hoping that nothing goes wrong so my absence won’t even be noticed. What’s the worst that could happen?”We’ll just have to wait and see how Billy McFarland’s Yce Festival turns out. It admittedly seems like he may once again be in over his head, but if there’s one person who can put together an experience fit for both a medieval king and a homeless pauper, it’s Billy McFarland.Tickets to Yce Festival start at $10,000 for Wildling GA, $300,000 for the Targaryen VIP package (which comes with a private dragon ride for you and your 5 closest friends), and $500,000 for the full “Lannister Super VIP” package. To purchase your tickets to Yce Festival, head here.April Fools!last_img read more

Peanut school snacks

first_imgThe World Food Programme (WFP) plans to invest $1.75 billion a year over the next decade in school feeding programs, and the Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is working to see how peanuts might provide the protein, minerals and micronutrients those kids need to thrive.“We zeroed in on the potential for school feeding several years ago as a way to reach hungry kids, so we’d already put a lot of thought into how to go about it,” said Jeff Johnson, a retired executive with Birdsong Peanuts who serves on the External Advisory Committee for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut.In a plan called Decade of Action, WFP plans to ensure that school-aged children around the world receive adequate nutrition through school meals and snacks by 2030. Making children healthier is an important goal, but the WFP also makes the point that healthy children do better in school, maximizing the impact of billions of dollars spent on primary school education.Because peanut is nutritious, relatively inexpensive and shelf stable, the nut already is the main component in Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to help children recover from severe malnutrition and in supplementary foods to prevent malnutrition. Numerous studies show cognitive benefits to people who consume nuts; research currently under way through the Peanut Innovation Lab could directly show that eating peanuts can help children succeed in school.“We’ve been working on feeding in Africa for 15 years strictly from a humanitarian standpoint, but if the World Food Programme is going to spend $50 billion and completely change the food-aid trends in Africa, they are going to have to have a lot of product,” Johnson said. “We think peanut products are the only thing that can be done as conveniently and inexpensively and in the volume that will be required.”Birdsong Peanuts and the National Peanut Board each are investing through the Peanut Innovation Lab in a research project in Ghana to evaluate the effectiveness of a school snack developed by Washington University’s Mark Manary.Many students in Ghana, like children in other low- and middle-income countries, receive sporadic school meals, but they are starchy and may not contain the best ingredients to help a hungry child grow and concentrate in class.Manary, one of the key inventors the peanut-based therapeutic food that’s become the standard for emergency feeding, is producing and testing a peanut-based snack with students in northern Ghana to gauge the effects on physical growth and cognitive learning.He is working with Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, a nutrition professor and dean of the School of Biological Science in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences at the University of Ghana.The four-year project is funded with $500,000 from the Peanut Innovation Lab, $100,000 from Birdsong Peanuts and $100,000 from the National (U.S.) Peanut Board, a research, marketing and promotion organization supported by the 7,000 American peanut farmers.In the randomized clinical trial, 750 kids ages 6 to 9 will eat one of three school snacks: a peanut-based food, the same peanut-based food with milk included, or a snack made with a local tuber or cereal. At the end of the school year, the students will be measured for height and change in cognitive testing. All the snack formulas will include the same supplemented micronutrients.“The results will help determine whether the power of the peanut, which has been such a game changer in other food aid products, can be channeled to school age children as well,” Manary said.Feeding one meal a day and providing basic health interventions to 73 million primary school children in the world’s poorest countries would cost around $5.8 billion a year, the WFP estimates, but the return on the investment is 20 times the cost.  While WFP just announced the 2030 School Feeding Strategy, the Peanut Innovation Lab many months ago began to explore the possibility of partnering with Birdsong and the National Peanut Board to research a school snack, knowing that the project could benefit both African students and U.S. farmers.“The (National) Peanut Board has always been humanitarian-minded and forward-thinking. This seemed like a natural fit. We’ve been talking about this for quite some time,” Johnson said.“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Peanut Innovation Lab and Birdsong Peanuts to possibly give millions of children a brighter future,” said Bob Parker, president and CEO of the National Peanut Board. “Our farmers take great pride in producing a nutritious and wholesome food product. Peanuts are an ideal food for such a program because of the shelf stability, cost and familiarity with African children.”While African farmers with help from national programs and the Peanut Innovation Lab are making strides to increase yield and improve quality, they currently produce only a fraction of the demand that would be created by a sweeping plan to feed school children across Africa.“If the World Food Programme and partners are going to spend $50 billion, that’s a game-changer. This has huge implications. It’s going to take a while to get there, but there will be opportunities for U.S. growers and manufacturers,” Johnson said.He predicts that peanut-based products for African students might be made in a combination of ways – in Africa with nuts grown in Africa, in Africa with nuts grown in the U.S. and in the U.S. with nuts grown in the U.S. Feeding the 73 million children in need of better nutrition would require all three.last_img read more

New Biz for Brattleboro

first_imgLSI will provide new custom built computers, with a large number of cases to choose from for your own colors and style you need. They will be dealing with New and Used or Refurbished systems as well. Parts and upgrades for there customers and anyone wanting to upgrade or trade in for a larger one.last_img

Bear Encounters: Black Bear Killed after people feed it and take selfies

first_img“This is a classic example of why we implore members of the public not to feed bears,” Kurt License, a wildlife biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife told WOWK 13 News. “While the individuals who put food out for this bear may have had good intentions, bears should never, ever be fed.” Black bear killed after people feed it and take selfies A 2.5-mile section of the Appalachian Trail in the southern portion of Shenandoah National Park has been closed due to bear presence. The park’s superintended closed off-trail camping on June 12 on the portion of the trail extending from Riprap Trailhead (mile 90 of the Blue Ridge Parkway) to south of the Wildcat Ridge Parking (mile 92.5). The closure does not impact developed campsites, shelters or the actual trail. Hikers and campers are reminded to never surrender food or backpacks to a bear. Regulations in Shenandoah National Park require people to remain at least 50 yards away from a bear. Food and scented items such as deodorant or toothpaste should never be left in the tent while camping. If a bear approaches you, talk in an assertive voice, make loud noises, try to appear as big as possible and do not run. Ensure the bear has an escape route and slowly back away from the bear, avoiding eye contact. Bears are generally weary around people and will run away. Black bear attacks are extremely rare. Camping on a portion of the Appalachian Trail has been closed due to bear encounters The decision to close the area to off-trail camping came after bear activity in the area resulted in bears getting human food on two occasions. This has led to an increased risk to both humans and bears, resulting in the temporary closure. A young black bear described as “friendly” has been euthanized after people posted selfies with the bear on social media. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife report that the bear had been hanging around a boat dock at Hagg Lake in Scoggins Valley Park, about 34 miles west of Portland. Wildlife officers were called to the dock several times after individuals left food for the bear. When officials tried to trap and relocate the animals they received a report that the bear was near the highway eating trail mix and sunflower seeds that someone had left for it. Officials then determined the bear was too habituated to humans and that it would not be safe to relocate the animal. Instead, it was shot and killed.last_img read more