Chalk art creatures from David Zinn coming to a sidewalk near you

first_imgBatesville, IN—Illustrator and street chalk artist David Zinn will be spending the week of September 9-13 working with students at BPS, BIS, BMS and BHS through Batesville Area Arts Council’s nationally recognized Arts in Education visiting artist program. Zinn’s temporary street drawings are composed entirely of chalk, charcoal and found objects, and are always improvised on location through a process known as “pareidolic anamorphosis” or “anamorphic pareidolia.” Most of his creatures appear on sidewalks in Michigan, but many have surfaced as far away as subway platforms in Manhattan, village squares in Sweden and street corners in Taiwan. He has achieved global notoriety through sharing on the pages of Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.According to BAAC AIE Chairperson Rachael Berkemeier, “Through the Arts in Education (AIE) Program, the BAAC has a long tradition of providing all disciplines of art into our area schools. David Zinn’s demonstrations of street art created with chalk, charcoal, and found objects will help BCSC students to see the world around them in a new light. Watching an artist create in a live demonstration format is an experience typically found only at street festivals in large cities…and Batesville students get this as a part of their school day.”Zinn’s week in Batesville will conclude with an AIE Evening Series program, Friday, September 13th from 4:30 – 6:30, where he will do some public chalk drawings on sidewalks on George and Main Streets, in the vicinity of Amack’s Well. Berkemeier explains, “Evening Series programs were designed to bring a snapshot of the talent our students get during the school day in an evening format available to our entire community.” Parents and kids alike are encouraged to stop by the area and watch as Zinn’s favorite characters come to life. Don’t be surprised if one or two like Batesville so much they decide to stick around! For more info on David Zinn, visit zinnart.com.last_img read more

Egbe retains female scrabble gold at Nigerian Police Games

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Joy Egbe of Zone 5 on Sunday emerged champion in the female category of the scrabble event at the ongoing Nigerian Police Games. Egbe won the gold medal after seven wins and a cumulative 1,378 points in the event, which took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Agulu, Enugu State. She was the reigning champion in the game, having won gold in the 11th edition of the Games held in Abuja in 2016. Christiana David, who represented Zone 6, won the silver medal with five wins and 883 cumulative points. Francisca Ubong, who is also of Zone 6, was the bronze winner from five wins and 572 cumulative points. Ubong was the High Game winner with 563 points. Reacting to her victory, Egbe said she was happy to be among the first gold medalists at the 2020 Games, which started on Saturday. She lauded the level of competition, saying it brought out the best in her. She said: “There are good rivals, but I have come prepared. “I am more exposed now, as I also represent my state, Edo. “However, I am grateful to God and to my superiors for the opportunity to be here. “It feels good being a champion.” Also speaking, Johnson Ibanga, the National Scrabble Coach for the Nigerian Police, said the competition was a huge improvement over previous editions. Ibanga said: “It means a lot of improvement as more people are coming and the standard is getting higher. “She (Egbe) has improved on herself. “The cumulative points today is like an all-time high score for the competition.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other categories in the scrabble competition include the male singles, male and female doubles and mixed doubles events.Tags: AguluChristiana DavidEnugu StateJoy EgbeNigeria Police ForceNigeria Police Gameslast_img read more

Everton defender John Stones faces Barnsley after handing in transfer request

first_imgWantaway Everton defender John Stones was named in the starting line-up for the Capital One Cup tie at Barnsley just 24 hours after handing in a transfer request. The 21-year-old has been the subject of three bids from Chelsea, all rejected by the Toffees who insist he is not for sale. On Tuesday Stones took matters into his own hands by telling the club he wanted the opportunity to leave but that has not tainted manager Roberto Martinez’s view of the centre-back. Press Associationcenter_img Stones, as one of only two senior centre-backs, was picked alongside captain Phil Jagielka. The club have not commented on their response to Stones’ transfer request but it seems evident from Martinez’s selection they are not inclined to acquiesce at this stage, having resisted in the strongest possible terms so far. However, they still face a battle to hang on to the England international as he now has his heart set on a move to Stamford Bridge to link up with Jose Mourinho and play Champions League football. Martinez said Stones was included in the starting line-up because he plays a vital role in his defensive pairing with Phil Jagielka. “I think what’s important is that these games we need to be well-balanced, fresh and get the right combination, and a partnership in the centre-half position is vital for us,” he told Sky Sports. “Phil Jagielka and John Stones are really, really important in being able to have a good performance. “We wanted to have this sort of a squad. The numbers that we have in the group now allow us some competition for places and we’re going to have nine full internationals in the starting line-up, which gives you a little bit of an idea of the strength of our squad. “Clearly John and Phil are a big part of that line-up.” last_img read more

Police investigate shooting in central Palm Beach County as homicide

first_imgPalm Beach Sheriff’s department says they are currently investigating a deadly shooting as a homicide.The shooting took place on Wednesday night in central Palm Beach County, leaving one person dead. The victim’s name has not been released.Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies responded to the shooting in the 1000 block N. Benoist Farms Rd. at 10:19 p.m. Upon arriving, deputies found one man dead from a gunshot wound.Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide, Barbera said.last_img

Maine women’s basketball team clinches NCAA Tournament bid

first_imgELLSWORTH — The University of Maine women’s basketball team clinched an NCAA Tournament bid for the first time since 2004 on Friday with a 74-65 victory over Hartford in the America East championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.Although Hartford (19-13) clung to a 19-18 advantage after the first quarter, Maine battled back to tie the game going into halftime. The Black Bears led by as much as 16 points in the second half.Blanca Millan of Spain led the Black Bears (23-9) with 22 points, and fellow sophomore Julie Brosseau scored 16. Van Buren native Parise Rossignol scored 12 points off the bench, and freshman Fanny Wadling added 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds for a Maine team that made amends for losses in the 2016 and 2017 conference title games.Maine received a No. 15 seed in the Kansas City region in NCAA Tournament and will face the second-seeded Texas Longhorns (26-6) in the first round. That game will be played at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, March 17, in Austin, Texas. It can be seen on ESPN2.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Priyanna Ramdhani lands Badminton Scholarship at Olds College

first_imgGUYANA’S badminton ace Priyanna Ramdhani has gained a Badminton Scholarship at the Olds College, Alberta, Canada and will represent her College Badminton Team BRONCOS.Priyanna, the country’s National and Caribbean champion, will also be studying for a Diploma in Business and Sports Management.The Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) in a release stated that they’re “quite pleased that this opportunity came at a time when Priyanna can develop her game further and is only heading in one direction, which is, playing in the Olympics which we know with all her great performances that her ambition will one day materialise.” Ramdhani’s recent Classic performance was just a month ago when she was crowned Triple Champion at the Carebaco International Open Championships held in Barbados.Head coach of Broncos, Mary Smith, who drafted Ramdhani noted, according to the GBA, “Priyanna is a force on the courts, winning a triple crown at the Caribbean games this past year, and ranked #1 in Guyana.”Smith said, “Priyanna has grown up with badminton since she was a young girl having her father as her coach and her brother as a team mate. Priyanna has a champion’s heart on and off the court.  Her positive attitude, determination, commitment to her studies, and support of her team mates exemplify what it is to be a Bronco student athlete.Priyanna also has her sights on the Olympics and we are here to help her achieve her dream. Olds College Broncos badminton team is thrilled to have Priyanna join the team this season.”last_img read more

Rosechasing: ‘The Bachelor’s’ new spinoff, ‘Listen to Your Heart,’ is unoriginal and a waste of time

first_img(Angie Yang | Daily Trojan) Ultimately, “Listen to Your Heart” presents a facade of contestants truly being able to find love on a reality dating show. Being able to perform well together and appear like a match made in music heaven is completely different from actually building a harmonious relationship with a significant other. Like “The Bachelor,” “Listen to Your Heart” puts pressure on the contestants to quickly find romantic connections, which leads to many hasty, rather questionable decisions. On the first night, the contestants felt the need to rush their relationships and be overly assertive or else face elimination.  The show consists of 23 single musicians; 12 men and 11 women live together and go on dates in hopes of finding their musical and romantic match. While this show might seem innovative, after watching the first two episodes, it is safe to say that “Listen to Your Heart” is nothing more than a derivative of “The Bachelor” that accentuates the unrealistic portions of reality dating shows. A combination of both real musical artists and former “Bachelor” contestants serve as judges to assess the contestants’ chemistry and musical talent. As the contestants’ relationship through music is critiqued by musicians and “Bachelor” alumni, these judges may get the wrong idea about contestants’ individual situations and feelings toward each other, negatively influencing desired outcomes. Harrison Cho is a sophomore writing about “The Bachelor” and American pop culture. His column, “Rosechasing,” typically runs every other Friday. “Listen to Your Heart” also appeals to “The Bachelor” audience’s craving for competition and conflict. However, contestants vying for each other’s hearts is not the only aspect of competition in this spinoff. The show also adds a Disney-like musical aspect where the contestants are supposed to compete for love through their singing and musical performance as well. On April 13, ABC released the first episode of its new reality dating show, “Listen to Your Heart,” a spinoff of “The Bachelor.” ABC already has a number of other shows in its “Bachelor” franchise, including “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise” and “Bachelor Winter Games.” But this show adds a new twist into the mix: music.center_img Since the show is still in its early days, the plot has not fully developed, but viewers can expect some fights, gossip and beef to emerge in later episodes. As we learned on this past season of “The Bachelor,” things do not go well when all the contestants have to live under the same roof.  For all these reasons, and maybe even more, “Listen to Your Heart” is clearly just another trashy spinoff of “The Bachelor” that the network is using to keep its viewers engaged. The show attempts to present a refreshing concept, but a closer look at the actual workings of the show reveals that it is no different from any other variation of “The Bachelor.” The format of the show leads to shallow relationships that are more than likely to end in disappointing breakups, proving that the fantasy of “The Bachelor” franchise is no more than a mirage. While the concept of using music to find love is intriguing, these assumptions are completely false and superficial. Just because a couple is not musically compatible does not mean their relationship will fail.  While these issues are quite obvious, “Listen to Your Heart” is also terrible for a number of other reasons. The show assumes that by singing and playing music together, contestants will be able to find a deeper connection and build a legitimate romantic relationship with each other. Not only that, the so-called “connection” and “passion” between contestants are supposed to be measured by others who get to judge them.  Just like every other season of “The Bachelor,” the show’s contestants are all in pursuit of an elusive fairytale romance. The contestants are all extremely attractive, young and ready to “find love” with partners who share similar interests and career goals. The contestants share a fantasy that revolves around having the perfect romantic partner with whom they could make music.  One contestant who faced consequences as a result of her early advances was Jamie Gabrielle. Within the first couple hours of meeting everyone, Gabrielle put herself in a rough situation by choosing to make out with not one but two other contestants. She ended the night in tears, already feeling conflicted. last_img read more

Vavic, Trojans face early Bay Area test

first_imgThe USC men’s water polo team will look to defend its national title at the annual NorCal tournament.After dominating its first four lower-division opponents by a combined score of 78-14, USC (4-0) will face its first major challenge of the season at Stanford. The 16-team, single elimination tournament is set up so USC will likely play three of its fellow Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponents over the weekend.The MPSF is historically one of the best conferences in the country. It’s top nine teams are also the top nine in the Collegiate Water Polo Assocation rankings, and every team in the conference is undefeated heading into the weekend.The games in the tournament don’t count in the conference standings, but the challenge of facing their conference rivals for the first time in 2012 is not lost on the Trojans.“It’s good to see what the rest of the competition is like,” redshirt junior driver Stephen Siri said. “[It’s] a good test to see how much we’ve learned and improved over the summer.”While double headers on the schedule are not rare, the tournament still poses the difficult task of playing four games in two days.USC coach Jovan Vavic mentioned that the players are being given more rest than usual this week in practice in order to conserve energy.“We’re going to play them all,” Vavic said when asked if he might alter the Trojans’ strategy for the tournament opener. “But they’re going to play less minutes.”The Trojans open against Pomona-Pitzer at 8 a.m. on Saturday, a team they beat 20-3 in their second game this year.If the Trojans can defeat the winner of the Long Beach State-Pepperdine game, a matchup against Stanford likely awaits. The Trojans are the top seed in the tournament, while the Cardinal is seeded fourth.The Trojans defeated Stanford in three of their four matchups in 2011, but once again the Cardinal provide a challenge the Trojans rarely encounter.“They’re a big team,” Vavic said. “They have some physical, tall and big players who can create mismatches for us.”Senior driver Michael Rosenthal agreed with Vavic. “They’re always a team that makes us have to consider our matchups” Rosenthal said. “You go in and you prepare all week for likely opponents, but what you’re really doing is just fine-tuning your defense and offense to make sure everything focuses nicely.”Though it might be difficult when the upcoming opponents are still unknown, the reason for team’s potential success will be the small adjustments made in practice.“We do all the work we can before, and then just see where we’re at once we get up there,” Siri said.As for the biggest challengers in the way of the Trojans’ third consecutive NorCal tournament title, Vavic and his players mentioned conference foes UCLA and Cal in addition to Stanford.Two of the Trojans’ three losses last season came at the hands of the Bruins, including a 9-10 sudden-death defeat in the MPSF Tourney championship match. The Trojans avenged that loss with a 7-4 victory over the Bruins in the National Championship, but UCLA looks to have little drop-off, if any, from last season.UCLA scoring duo Josh Samuels and Griffin White combined for 94 goals last season, while MPSF tourney Most Outstanding Player Matt Rapacz returns in goal. The Bruins are 8-0 after the UCLA and Princeton Invitationals, winning their matches by an average of more than 13 goals per game.The Golden Bears also went 5-0 at the Princeton Invitational last weekend. Cal returns key players in goalie Justin Parsons and top scorer Collin Smith, who has 19 goals so far in the nonconference slate.The Trojans swept Cal last season after a late goal gave the Trojans a 9-8, sudden-death victory in Berkeley.UCLA is currently ranked second in the CWPA Polls behind USC, while the Golden Bears come in third.last_img read more

Bankie Banx picks up the pieces of his Anguilla Dune Preserve

first_imgDemolished by IrmaTwo weeks ago, the Dune Preserve met its match in Hurricane Irma which demolished the seaside location. Banx and his family are recovering from the damage caused by the Category 5 monster which demolished the island, a British Territory that is only 35 square miles with a population of 15,000 people. Devastating scenes The Dune Preserve, popular tourist destination in Anguilla, wrecked by Hurricane Irma. By Howard CampbellSince he opened The Dune Preserve in 1994, singer/musician Bankie Banx has endured the powerful force of Mother Nature. The popular Anguilla tourist spot has felt the brunt of hurricanes Louis (1995), Lenny (1999) and Omar (2007). John McKendrick, Anguilla’s attorney general, said the island sustained “huge devastation.” Up to 90 percent of the homes on the island were damaged, fallen trees blocked roads, cell phone service was interrupted and electricity was cut. Fundraising campaignThe 64-year-old artist has launched a fundraising campaign through GoFundMe.com, which he said has been going well. The Dune Preserve is one of the Caribbean’s most intimate hotspots; high-profile acts like Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Toots and The Maytals, Culture, Freddie McGregor and Buju Banton have performed there.It has been named Best Beach Bar three straight years by CNN World Travel. It has also hosted the eclectic Moonsplash Music Festival since 1995. That event has featured a number of reggae acts including Black Uhuru, The Wailers, Inner Circle, keyboardist David Bryan of rock band Bon Jovi and folk singer Alana Davis.center_img Dune Preserve not sparedThe Dune Preserve was not spared. “All the beach facilities have been demolished. That includes the beach bar, beach stage, beach gazebos and restaurant. The roof of our boutique flew off and the Moonsplash stage andbackstage is also destroyed. Two thirds of my personal residence on the Dune has been partially damaged and needs to be secured before I canmove on,” Banx told Caribbean National Weekly. March 2018 MoonsplashThe 28th Moonsplash is scheduled for March 15-18 with Banx’ son Omari, Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo among the headliners.For Banx and his team, it is wait-and-see if the show goes on. “We will be able to have the event up and ready in March if the hotel industry in the island is back on stream and if regular international flights are resumed,” he said.last_img read more

Betting Gods sponsors Betting on Football 2017 at Chelsea FC

first_imgShare Submit SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share 10bet announce Drogba as brand ambassador September 13, 2019 David Webb, BetConstruct: Why meeting new regulations is the industry’s big challenge for 2019 April 4, 2019 Betting Gods has been confirmed as a sponsor for this year’s Betting on Football Conference at Stamford Bridge (3-5 May), organised by SBC Events.Darren Moore, Betting GodsThe betting organisation, which gives its members access to expert betting tips across a range of sports, has secured the partnership to broaden its involvement in the football betting industry and to promote its expanded football tipster section to prospective customers.More than 800 senior executives from operators, service providers, suppliers, affiliates, football clubs and marketing agencies are expected to attend the conference devoted to betting and football, to discuss latest trends and industry insight for the sports betting industry’s largest market.Darren Moore, Director of Betting Gods Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be so involved with this event. SBC Events hosts some brilliant conferences and we are honoured to have secured this key partnership with them and look forward to growing a strong business partnership together, while also expanding and enhancing the Betting Gods branding to the wider sports betting and football industries.”Andrew McCarron, SBC Managing Director, commented: “It’s great news that Betting Gods is bringing its tipping expertise into the football arena and we’re very happy that Darren and his team has chosen to support Betting on Football to publicise the expansion. The conference is attracting CEOs from all around the world, so it provides a perfect platform for brands to communicate with key decision makers.”Betting on Football 2017 will be the fourth incarnation of the largest international football and betting trade conference, which was recently voted into the top 10 best industry conferences by international gambling industry website CalvinAyre.com.last_img read more