Slough & Windsor offices: Starting off small

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NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline

first_imgIn this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Bonita Jackson, mother of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, talks about her son in Houston. Jackson said that she and his father used switches and belts to occasionally spank all of their children. Vikings executives emerged Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from a late-night deliberation to voice regret of their initial decision to let Peterson play earlier in the week after sitting him for a game once he was charged with injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday.The NFL commissioner will address the league’s personal conduct policy. The league has faced increasing criticism it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.His last public appearance was at a high school in North Carolina on Sept. 10.The commissioner and some NFL teams have been heavily criticized for lenient or delayed punishment of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players involved in recent domestic violence cases. Less than three weeks into the season, five such cases have made headlines, the others involving Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald and Jonathan Dwyer.Vikings star running back Peterson, Carolina defensive end Hardy and Arizona running back Dwyer are on a special commissioner’s exemption list and are being paid while they go through the legal process. McDonald, a defensive end for San Francisco, continues to practice and play while being investigated on suspicion of domestic violence.As these cases have come to light, such groups as the National Organization of Women and league partners and sponsors have come down hard on the NFL to be more responsive in dealing with them. Congress also is watching to see how the NFL reacts.In response to the criticism, the NFL announced it is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center.Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships. The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.“These commitments will enable both the hotline and NSVRC to help more people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault,” Goodell said in the memo.The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides domestic violence victims and survivors access to a national network of resources and shelters. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in 170 languages. Goodell noted that the hotline received 84 percent more calls from Sept. 8-15, and the organization said more than 50 percent of those calls went unanswered because of lack of staff.“The hotline will add 25 full-time advocates over the next few weeks that will result in an additional 750 calls a day being answered,” he said.NSVRC supports sexual violence coalitions across the United States. The NFL’s initial support will be directed toward state coalitions to provide additional resources to sexual assault hotlines.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Hard luck Team Kootenay finishes out of the medal

first_imgIf Team Kootenay and Nelson’s Emma Hare didn’t have bad luck the squad would have no luck at all.Team Kootenay finished out of the medal at the B.C. Summer Games held recently in Surrey but may have done better if the skies didn’t open up during a preliminary round contest against Thompson/Okanagan.During the opening round contest Team Kootenay had a 9-0 lead after two innings before Mother Nature dumped rain on the game. During the game, Team Kootenay pulled off a triple play to end the inning.The game went into the books as a rain out costing Team Kootenay important points in the round robin draw.Team Kootenay’s second game against Fraser Valley was also a rain out before the interior squad took to the field for good, bouncing Team Cariboo 5-3. Team Kootenay overcame a 3-1 deficit, scoring four times in the sixth to grab the win.Cranbrook’s Tyler Carver picked up the win on the mound along with knocking in the winning run.In the final game of the tournament, too many errors cost Team Kootenay in a 7-1 loss to Vancouver Squamish.Fraser Valley defeated Vancouver Island Central Coast 7-0 in the gold medal game.Vancouver Squamish defeated Thompson/Okanagan for the bronze medal duringh the consolation final.last_img read more

Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs continue to struggle to put together 60 minutes of hockey.The Green and White held off a late charge to edge the Castlegar Rebels 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Dale Howell scored twice while Jack Karran and David Lenzin added singles as the Leafs built a 4-0 lead after two periods.However, the roof, almost, fell in on the Leafs as Castlegar struck for three goals in six minutes of play to erase the four-goal margin.Castlegar out shot the Leafs 34-32, including a 14-11 margin in the third period.Logan Styler, with a pair of markers, and Jesse Reeds replied for a Rebels team that has lost four consecutive games. Devin Allen won for the second time in the Leafs net while Jason Mailhoit took the loss between the pipes for Castlegar.Nelson, which lost 5-2 Friday against Beaver Valley, keeps pace with the Nitehawks in Murdoch Division standings.Beaver Valley, after winning a pair of games during the weekend, leapfrogs past Grand Forks Border Bruins into top spot in the division.The Hawks 6-3-1-0-1 record is one point better than the Bruins.Grand Forks dropped its first game in five games, losing 4-3 in overtime to Fernie Ghostriders.Justin Peers scored his second of the game in double overtime period to lift the Riders past the Bruins.Grand Forks had tied the game with one second remaining on the power play. Logan Klatt beat Brandon Butler in the Fernie nets.Yoan Rodrigue and Connor Brennan also scored for the Bruins.Fernie out shot the Border Bruins 43-38 in the contest.BLUELINES: Leafs Dale Howell leads the team in scoring, one point in front of teammate Sawyer Hunt. Howell has seven goals and seven assists in 10 games. . . . Leafs continue to look for the right fit in goal as Josh Bolding got the start Friday in Fruitvale. . . .The Leafs staged its annual parent weekend. Player’s parents attended both games as well as an afternoon banquet Saturday at the Hume Hotel.last_img read more

Things to Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Waterfall Hike is a rigorous 5-mile round-trip trek, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Backpages will perform classic rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale, Wednesday through Dec. 10 in the Art Gallery at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3612. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Kenny Bob Davis will perform, 9 p.m. today and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Nature hike will teach how American Indians used local plants, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Create a Social Media Bumper and Lower Third for Your Videos

first_imgHow to Create Great Social Media Motion GraphicsThe number one objective when creating a social media graphic is to get your viewers to interact with those social outlets. So, you do not have to create the flashiest animation you can come up with.Try to design and animate graphics that will complement your video’s current branding style. Creating an animation that ties to the branding will allow you to focus on your design, rather than spending too much effort on something that may not work.This is what you’ll take away from our tutorial:How to design and animate a social media bumper.How to use clean design techniques to feature your social outlets.How to create an animated lower third.Need A Great Social Media AE Template?Pressed for time to create a social media package for your videos? Here is a social media pack from RocketStock.com that has everything you need.SocialiteSocialite is a fantastic social media element pack for After Effects. This template contains fourteen animated elements that you can easily edit for your own social media channels. Learn how to showcase your social media platforms using a social media bumper and lower thirds.Cover image via Shutterstock.If you are a brand manager, freelancer, or otherwise have anything to do with offering a product or service, you probably use social media as a part of your business.When you create video content to promote yourself or your business and post the video online, you may want to direct that viewership across your social media channels. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a social media bumper and a lower third for your videos in Adobe After Effects.DOWNLOAD THE FREE AE PROJECT FILEThe purpose of this tutorial is to introduce you to clean design and animation when it comes to displaying your social media outlets. Keep in mind that there are nearly an infinite ways a content creator can go about designing social media bumpers for their videos.last_img read more

Fresh Start for Offenders law praised by CJ

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 16, 2017 – Minor offenses committed in the Turks and Caicos can legally be erased from a police record, to give small time offenders, a fresh start which could mean the difference between getting a job and being unemployed.  During the official opening of the 2017 Legal Year, Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale praised legislative drafters at the Attorney General’s Chambers for the  74 pieces of legislation produced.  The Chief Justice in her presentation to the guests of the court and the members of the TCI bar council identified several ordinances which she believes will prove most impacting to life in the TCI.  The Prevention of Terrorism, Financial intelligence Agency and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Ordinance 2014 were highlighted.  Hon Ramsey-Hale said about the Rehabilitation law that, “This is to ensure that people do not have lifelong blots on their records because of relatively minor offences in their past, which may impact negatively in such persons acquiring employment or other services. The intention of the Ordinance is to exclude any prejudice which may occur because of disclosures of person’s relatively minor past convictions or offences; and to aid the reintegration and resettlement of ex-offenders into employment by not requiring them or any other person to disclose or answer questions regarding their spent convictions.”   Key to this happening for any ex offender is the time passed since the conviction.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia #MagneticNewsMedia Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more