DraftKings’ Jason Robins on the early years of US sports betting

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US DraftKings’ Jason Robins on the early years of US sports betting 16th March 2021 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: DraftKingscenter_img Email Address In this video, the pair discuss the progress of legal sports betting in the US, DraftKings’ upcoming platform migration, and the role daily fantasy has to play as real-money betting proliferates. ICE365 Content Series Topics: Sports betting Strategy ICE365 Content Series DFS Free-to-play Online sports betting Retail sports betting Sports betting regulation M&Alast_img read more

Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgPhoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePhoenix Investment Company Limited is an investment holding company that works through two segments; insurance and corporate, to provide life insurance products and general financial services. The company controls Phoenix Beverages Limited as its subsidiary which deals in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of beverages. Phoenix Investment Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Want to start investing in the stock market crash? Here’s what you need to know

first_img I’m sometimes asked what’s the best time to start investing. My answer is now. Any time is a good time to start investing, if you’re in it for the long term. But some times are better than others, and a stock market crash can throw up some bargain buys. The FTSE 100 is still down 20% in 2020, so time to get started?You need to know what to do. And, more importantly, what not to do. During the lockdown, young people in work but with nowhere to go spend their cash have been having a go at the stock market. Now, that can be a good thing, but some early reactions are not so favourable.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…“I didn’t know I could lose money so fast.” That’s not something I like to hear. But it has been happening. We’re in a stock market crash, you see a share that’s fallen badly, and you think you can get in and make a quick profit. But it carries on down, and you sell out a few days later to cut your losses.The way to loseYou might pick some winners too, but with no real long-term strategy you’re unlikely to find more winners than losers. Not if you’re looking for quick profits. Every time you buy and sell, you pay your broker a commission. And there’s the market spread too – at any one time you have to pay more to buy a share than you’d get selling it. And that buy/sell spread can be big. I recently examined a popular penny-share growth stock, and at the time I looked the spread meant you’d need a 10% price gain just to break even. Stock market crash prices don’t help if you have that to overcome.How not to get burnedA few months, or maybe only a few weeks, of frustrating results and lost cash could put you off stock market investing for life. And that would be a shame. Because shares have provided the best form of investment for more than a century. If you get your approach right, getting started during a stock market crash can give you an extra boost. But you have to look at it the right way.The first thing you need to know is what you’re buying when you plonk down your stake. Are you gambling on a number on a chart? Do you see it as buying a lottery ticket and hoping yours will come up? Wrong. Are you buying a portion of a business that you’d love to own forever and enrich yourself with profits and dividends? Right.Stock market crash boostSuppose you buy shares in Tesco, AstraZeneca, BP, or any other top FTSE 100 companies. You’ve become a part owner of some great British (and worldwide) businesses. Forget the share price and where it might go in the coming days, weeks, and months. Think instead of how much you can accumulate in dividends over the next five, 10, 20 years.If you approach investing like that, in a few decades time you can look back on the 2020 stock market crash and think what a great year it was. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Want to start investing in the stock market crash? Here’s what you need to know See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Women’s marches hit all forms of bigotry

first_imgTens of thousands of protesters marched in 89 cities around the world on Jan. 19 in conjunction with the third annual Women’s March in Washington, D.C. The massive demonstration there two years ago — to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration as president — along with coordinated actions across the U.S., marked the largest protests in U.S. history. Millions participated. In solidarity, actions were held around the globe. This year, U.S. demonstrations took place from coast to coast to protest the racism, xenophobia and misogyny emanating from the White House and to demand rights for women, people of color, workers and gender nonconforming people. However, there were deliberately divisive racist and Islamophobic slanders against Women’s March Inc. leaders of color.Spurious, bogus attacks were leveled by the corporate media and Zionist and other right-wing forces against Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez-Jordan and Linda Sarsour for alleged “anti-Semitism.” They were also criticized for supporting Palestinian rights. Sarsour, who is proudly Palestinian and Muslim, is recognized as a strong defender of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign exposing Israel as an oppressor of the Palestinian people.Even though many march organizers around the country had supported women Democratic candidates running for Congress in the midterm elections, the Democratic National Committee caved in and dropped its sponsorship of the Washington demonstration in response to the attacks. A rival group, Women’s March Alliance, which organized separate marches in some cities, did not address racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia. However, Planned Parenthood stayed strong, among many other groups, as did Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, who is Jewish.Around the country, marchers lined up with one grouping or the other. In some cities, there were two actions. Unfortunately, a few marches were cancelled. Women’s March, Inc. mobilizations stressed the importance of leadership by women of color in over 200 sister actions. In an interview with CBS, Sarsour said the real controversy should be about a president who cages migrant children, shuts down the government, sides with white supremacists and is complicit with the war on Yemen. (Jan. 17)Disabled women hold action Jan. 19 inside New York’s Grand Central TerminalUnity march in WashingtonTens of thousands of people gathered at Federal Plaza in Washington. Many in the multinational, multigender and multigenerational crowd traveled there to support inclusivity and equality for all women. The appointment of misogynist Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court had motivated some women to participate. Government workers showed their anger at the government shutdown and withheld paychecks.A Jewish Women of Color contingent led the march. Hand-held signs supported the Los Angeles teachers’ strike, as well as im/migrant rights and women’s reproductive health. Some signs stressed that Black Lives Matter. Other placards opposed Trump’s border wall and the shutdown. A group of high school students, wearing the hijab, chanted, “Refugees are welcome here!” Other Muslim women carried signs with various slogans.Speakers, mainly longtime activists and women of color, called for the shutdown to stop and federal workers to be paid. They raised many women’s issues and promoted the rights of LGBTQ people. The need for an intersectional women’s movement was stressed. Perez-Jordan reiterated that she and the other women leaders condemned anti-Semitism, homophobia and transphobia. Mallory stated her solidarity with her Muslim, Latinx, Asian, disabled and Jewish sisters. Three Jewish speakers addressed the crowd: Abby Stein, a transgender woman and rabbi; Yavilah McCoy, founding member of Ayecha, an advocacy group for Jewish people of color; and April Baskin, a Women’s March, Inc. steering committee member.Near the stage, Indigenous women held a banner calling attention to the number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirits. Solidarity at New York’s Foley SquareIn New York City, there were three protests. The Women’s Unity Rally held near government buildings in Foley Square drew between 4,000 and 5,000 people. It was organized by the Women’s March NYC, which was affiliated with the D.C. protest, and by the New York Immigration Coalition. It brought in a myriad of issues, struggles and forces, including im/migrant rights, sexual abuse, and workers’ and LGBTQ rights.The spirit of solidarity permeated the multinational, multigender, multigenerational crowd. Maya Edery of Jewish Voice for Peace stressed: “We should always be following the leadership of those most impacted by oppression, and this rally really uplifts the leadership of women of color, which is why I chose to be here.” (Gothamist.com, Jan. 20)As Women’s March NYC director Agunda Okeyo spoke, a right-wing Zionist seized the microphone to disrupt the rally, but was quickly escorted offstage. Okeyo refused to be silenced. Some political figures promoted voting as the means to make social change. Many other speakers stressed the need for an intersectional women’s movement, led by women of color, low-income workers, immigrants and LGBTQ people. Representatives of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and other labor groups attended and spoke. Speakers denounced all forms of bigotry. A Palestinian-Jewish speaker linked Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people to U.S. abuse of migrants — and called for solidarity. Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, well-known feminist organizer Gloria Steinem and actor Christine Lahti also spoke.Workers World Party was there in a contingent with the People’s Power Assembly/NYC, Gabriela, the International Working Women’s Day Coalition and International Women’s Alliance. With them were Honduran activists holding placards calling for solidarity with the Honduran resistance and honoring murdered Indigenous leader and environmentalist Berta Caceres.A powerful Non-March for Disabled Women held inside Grand Central Station after the Unity Rally demanded rights for people with disabilities, including accessible subway transportation. Rise and Resist organized it and Women’s March NYC supported it. People’s Power Assembly/NYC participated.The Women’s March Alliance, the group that had split from the Women’s Unity Rally over the bogus charge of anti-Semitism, was organized by Katherine Siemionko, a former Goldman Sachs vice president. It held a march on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.Boston: ‘Until all voices are heard’Gathered behind a beautiful red banner that declared, “No More Stolen Sisters!” the Indigenous people’s contingent, organized by the United American Indians of New England (UAINE), led the crowd of thousands through Boston’s streets. The theme of this Women’s March was “Until all voices are heard.” UAINE leader Mahtowin Munro opened the rally with an impassioned speech, focusing on the epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2S). She connected this racist, anti-women violence to the rise of white supremacy, coupled with the construction of pipelines on Indigenous lands. Munro further addressed the colonial border violence impacting migrant women and their families and demanded that “this genocidal U.S. government policy must be stopped.” She called for action to support Indigenous peoples’ resistance across the globe, from Palestine and Puerto Rico to Chile and British Columbia. She gave support to struggles for land rights by the Mashpee and Aquinnah Wampanoag people and the movement to eliminate racist depictions, from sports mascots to the bigoted Massachusetts flag.Kristin Turgeon, representing the Women’s Fightback Network, highlighted her struggles as a young disabled woman facing the challenges of “inaccessible train stations, streets and buildings; an extremely high rate of unemployment; and a lack of education, to the point where people don’t know how to communicate with us.” She stressed that the answer to capitalist-caused racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and war lies in forging unity and fighting for a socialist society. Munro and Turgeon voiced support for the Palestinian people and connected their struggles to those facing Indigenous, nationally oppressed and poor workers in the U.S. Other speakers included fierce women leaders from Black Lives Matter, im/migrant rights, LGBTQ and young women’s movements; Black and Jewish civil rights organizations; and elected representatives. Denver: ‘No to Trump’s wall!’About 80,000 people turned out at the Women’s March in Denver. Members of Indigenous nations and many other people of color and sexual orientations were among the mostly young protesters. Signs demanded equality, and many expressed anger at Trump and the Republican Party for their mistreatment of migrants and demands for government funds to erect a barrier wall on the southern border with Mexico.Denver Womyn’s March, Jan. 19, brought out tens of thousands.Seattle: ‘Indigenous women and girls matter’In Seattle, a large contingent of Indigenous people led the mile-long Womxn’s March of 20,000, which was peppered with signs and banners on various issues. The next day, 500 Indigenous people and their supporters marched to Seattle City Hall in the MMIWG2S March. Rally leader Earth-Feather Sovereign of the Colville Confederated Tribes said: “There’s an undeclared war against our people, especially toward our women, and especially from the corporate cartels which dig up and destroy Native lands.”At the spirited rally, marchers drummed and sang the song of the American Indian Movement. Abigail Echo-Hawk, author of a study by the Urban Indian Health Institute, reported on the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, adding that many city police departments do not classify Indigenous women in compiling their reports.Contributors to this article include Jim McMahan, Monica Moorehead, Viviana Weinstein and the Workers World Boston bureau.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena Unified First Choice Festival is October 21

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Families can explore the advanced academics, personalized learning, music, arts, access to technology, and elite athletics available at area public schools at the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) First Choice Festival Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. Admission is free.“Whether a family is planning for the next school year or for a few years from now, the First Choice Festival is a great opportunity to start exploring today’s PUSD schools,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “We invite families to come discover the world of opportunities available on our campuses and find out why PUSD is the first choice in education for a growing number of new families.”The First Choice Festival brings together all PUSD elementary, middle and high schools into one space so that families can gather information, meet teachers, principals and other parents.Featured exhibits include PUSD’s much sought-after Dual Language Immersion Programs in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese; K-12 International Baccalaureate programs; STEM, arts and music programs; magnet and neighborhood schools; college and career academies; early education opportunities; athletics, and more.The First Choice Festival launches the annual enrollment period for the 2016-2017 school year which begins with school tours offered this fall at PUSD campuses. Tour schedules are available at pusd.us. The district’s annual Open Enrollment period begins in November with priority registration for siblings and students in specific programs. General Open Enrollment begins in January. Information sessions on the district’s Open Enrollment process are planned for November.The Third Annual PUSD First Choice Festival will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Pasadena Convention Center (300 E. Green St., Pasadena). $10 parking is available at the Pasadena Convention Center.For more information about the First Choice Festival, please contact Alison Vai at (626) 396-3600 ext. 88991 or [email protected] connected to the Pasadena Unified School District! Visit us online at www.pusd.us; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaUnified, www.twitter.com/PasadenaUnified; like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PasadenaUnifiedSchoolDistrict; text PUSD to 888777; and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/klrnpasadena. Or call the Communications Office, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 396-3606.Our Children. Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Education Pasadena Unified First Choice Festival is October 21 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 11:35 am 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. Business News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newslast_img read more

Permanent one-way system for Kilmacrennan being considered

first_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – November 13, 2020 WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleSafety concerns prompt calls for ramps in RameltonNext articleBrexit impact on North may start conversation about united Ireland News Highland Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Permanent one-way system for Kilmacrennan being considered AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal County Council has committed to exploring the idea of a permanent one-way system for Kilmacrennan. Road improvement works in the village are on-going with a temporary one-way system in place to facilitate the works.Local Cllr John O’Donnell says it’s working well, improving safety for pedestrians and traffic flow in the area and residents are happy with the current layout.He’s hopeful that the both the TII and the Council will progress a permanent fixture:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/johbnkilmac-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Todd Simon Named Finalist For Several Prestigious Awards

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah University men’s head basketball coach Todd Simon was named a finalist for the 2020-21 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award and the 2020-21 Hugh Durham Award.The Durham Award is awarded to the top Division I head coach in mid-major basketball. Durham posted a 634-430 (.596) record as the head coach at Florida State (1966-1978), Georgia (1978-1995) and Jacksonville (1997-2005).The Phelan Award is awarded annually to the best coach in Division I men’s basketball. It is named in honor of Jim Phelan, who coached Mount St. Mary’s from 1954-2003, going 830-524 (.613) and leading the Mountaineers to the 1962 NCAA Division II national title.Phelan’s Mountaineers squad netted 20 or more wins 19 times.The winner of each award will be announced April 1. Written bycenter_img March 15, 2021 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Todd Simon Named Finalist For Several Prestigious Awardslast_img read more

VCU Athletics *Volleyball* Grad Asst. 2021-22

first_imgVCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in theday-to-day operations of the Volleyball program during the 2021-22academic year.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE :(On-Court Responsibilities)• Attending all practices and matches;• Filming drills and individual sessions when necessary;• Maintaining statistics for practice and matches when needed;and• Other on-court responsibilities as assigned and in accordancewith NCAA rules.(Office Responsibilities)• Attending and participating in staff meetings (compliance,practice planning, academic, strength & conditioning,individuals);• Managing recruiting database: data input, update contactinformation, correspondence with prospective student-athletes inaccordance with NCAA rules;• Organizing mailing schedule for prospective student-athletecorrespondence;• Meeting with recruits and families when available and/or whenneeded;• Organizing incoming email and film of prospectivestudent-athletes; and• Other office responsibilities as assigned and in accordance withNCAA rules. Description of the Job Position NumberN/A Preferred Qualifications * Please list the VCU graduate program to which you haveapplied, including the date you submitted your application.(Open Ended Question)* Please list any other graduate internships for which you haveor will apply. **Reminder: the limit is three VCU Athleticsinternship applications.**(Open Ended Question) Organizational Overview Job CategoryAccounting/ Management/ Professional There is one (1) open position within Volleyball.This graduate assistant position for 2020-21 will be open untilfilled, and review of applications will begin immediately.For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, pleasecontact Mackenna Basore at [email protected] questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadershipapplications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom [email protected] Working TitleVCU Athletics *Volleyball* Grad Asst. 2021-22 Open Until FilledNo Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position viathe VCU eJobs system at www.vcujobs.com. A cover letter and resumemust be included as part of this application process.We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3)graduate assistant positions of interest.Applicants must be admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL ) graduate program to be eligible for this position.For information about applying to VCU’s Center for SportLeadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/.An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL ) will receive funding from both CSL and the VCU AthleticsDepartment if they are the selected finalist. Job Code/TitleGA – Graduate Assistant Sensitive PositionNo Resource CriticalYes Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101932 Posting Details Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Job Open Date12/01/2020 Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Document Special Instructions to Applicants Normal work daysvaries At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Anticipated Hiring RangeScholarship amounts for grad asst positions vary QUALIFICATIONS :Required:• Admittance into VCU Center for Sport Leadership ( CSL ) graduateprogram; and• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as agraduate assistant at VCU . Position TypeStudent Remove from posting on or before06/01/2021 Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No CampusMonroe Park Campus Additional Information DepartmentAthletics Office Preferred:• Former student-athlete experience;• Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiateathletics;• Strong customer service skills, highly organized, anddetail-oriented; and• Exceptional verbal and written communication. Hours/WeekMax. 29 hrs Normal work hoursvaries Required Qualificationslast_img read more

Colourful Cubism

first_imgAngela BullochModern Art Oxford11 October – 18 DecemberAngela Bulloch’s newexhibition is rather likehow you might imaginesome cyberspace realitywhere technology hasreplaced humans. The plywood andmetal boxes, which form most ofthe work in the exhibition, are thesquadron of living creatures that,spread around the main gallery, emitunearthly pink, yellow and greenlight. The boxes fade and brightencontinuously as if engaging in Morsecode, unintelligible to the viewer.Bulloch’s earlier work RGBSpheres has a similar futuristic feel.You wander among huge bulbouslamps, implanted into the gallerywalls, to the accompaniment of a lowelectronic hum. The bubble-shapedlights, sweet-shop colours andmuffled sounds all mingle with thevacuous white space of the galleryto give Bulloch’s exhibition an eerilyunnatural character.The artist tells us that each boxrepresents a pixel, the smallest speckof colour on a television. In one ofBulloch’s works, Z-Point, the pixelboxes, forming a large vertical grid,display the explosion scene fromMichelangelo Antonioni’s 1970s filmZabriskie Point. However, the imagesof the explosion are slowed down andthe violence bleached out of the film:only the plaintive music and distantsound of a blast suggest the violencethat the film originally projected.Bulloch modifies the presentation ofscenes from various films to the pointwhere they are no longer recognisable,and she is trying to show the sterilityof modern society and its attemptsto order and sanitise reality. Withoutreading about the artist’s own ideas,however, you would strain to catchthese somewhat elusive meanings.The very least that can be said forBulloch’s exhibition is that it raisesquestions about what art really is,which something like Monet’s WaterLilies would never do. However,opinion of Bulloch’s work has not yetdrifted into orthodox art consensus.With an occasional belief in its ownprofundity, her work seems to bealone, out in orbit and talking onlyto itself. Bulloch’s exhibition seemsso dehumanised and so clinical that,despite its innovative approach, itwill no doubt have viewers like myselfcreeping back to Monet’s WaterLilies.ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

Valpo Law To Meet With ABA, Says It’s Committed To Students

first_imgValpo Law To Meet With ABA, Says It’s Committed To StudentsNovember 20, 2017Marilyn Odendahl and Olivia CovingtonValparaiso University president Mark Heckler emphasized the law school is not closing after it announced Thursday it would suspend admission of students in 2018. However, the American Bar Association still may want a teach-out plan as is required of law schools that are ceasing operations. The university’s board of directors has instructed the university administration to find a solution to the ongoing problems at the law school. Declining enrollment and increasing costs coupled with a public censure from the ABA because of admissions practices convinced the board to look for alternatives such as affiliating with another law school or relocating to another geographic area.Heckler said the board’s decision came after a “long, careful, thoughtful conversation.” About the time Andrea Lyon became the dean of the law school in July 2014, the board began to realize the challenges facing the institution were going to continue.The law school has been a topic of discussion by the board for years, Heckler said. Following a meeting last week and an hour-and-a-half meeting Thursday, the members made the decision to “explore alternative possibilities.”However, after the meeting, some news media reported that the 138-year-old law school was closing. Even the ABA appeared surprised, issuing a statement indicating it had not been notified in advance of the plans, and pointing to Rule 34 of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approvals of Law Schools. That rule mandates a law school formulate a plan for continuing to provide a legal education to its current students while the school ceases operations or closes a branch campus.Heckler said officials from the university would be meeting with the ABA Friday to convey the message that what is happening at the law school is different from what has been reported. The school wants the ABA to “understand there is no change in terms of our commitment to fulfill our obligations to the students that are here,” the president said.School officials will be meeting with each student individually to work out a plan that best suits him or her. Some students, Heckler acknowledged, could opt to transfer, but for those who stay, the law school is committed to giving them the legal education they were promised.“That’s the only way I can see that we fulfill our promise,” Heckler said.The news about Valparaiso Law School comes about five months after Indiana Tech Law School closed its doors at the end of June.Lake County Bar Association president Adam Sedia pointed out Valparaiso Law School has been around “longer than another can remember,” and many attorneys practicing in northwest Indiana are graduates.“Not having it around in the same role that it’s always been will be a major change,” Sedia said, “and we’re going to have to explore how to deal with that.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more