Family and friends gather in Boston to mourn NBA prospect Terrence Clarke

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailnazarethman/iStock(BOSTON) — More than 100 people gathered at Davis Leadership Academy in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood Friday night for a vigil honoring the memory of NBA prospect Terrence Clarke. The 19-year-old died Thursday in a car accident in Los Angeles, while preparing for the NBA draft.  The Dorchester community paid tribute at Clarke’s former middle school where the former University of Kentucky guard had played ball with many of the vigil’s attendees.His former teammate Julian Howell said Clarke’s impact was significant to everyone around him.“He was the hero to — you know — people older than him, people younger than him. Everybody he touched, he made a better person,” Howell said.Tanaysha Howell, the mother of one of Clarke’s former teammates, agreed.“He is remarkable. He’s tremendous. He is a glow,” she said.Clarke, a potential 2021 first-found draft pick, sustained fatal injuries when his car collided with another car making a left turn, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img April 24, 2021 /Sports News – National Family and friends gather in Boston to mourn NBA prospect Terrence Clarkelast_img read more

Cheffins’ New Strategic Framework

first_imgPhilip Woolner, Simon Gooderham and William King.Multi-disciplinary property and auctioneering business, Cheffins, has announced a new corporate framework to accelerate its growth; intensifying its focus on the estate agency, rural consultancy, commercial property and machinery sectors, ensuring that the firm retains its status as a key player within these spheres.After 192 years in operation, Cheffins’ new five year plan includes a number of major strategic choices around growth, profitability and efficiency and the firm has made changes to its management framework. William King remains as Chairman; Simon Gooderham and Philip Woolner are now joint Managing Partners, each concentrating on different areas of the business.Mark Peck is now head of the Residential Department; Jonathan Stiff leads the Rural Professional Department; Philip Woolner is continuing to lead the Commercial Property team; Bill Pepper is heading the Machinery Department whilst Jonathan Law continues in his role of head of Fine Art.William King, Chairman, Cheffins said, “No one could have predicted the year we saw in 2016. With a new prime minister, the Brexit vote and Trump’s election, to say that there are challenges ahead would be an understatement. However, Cheffins has always had the ability to face challenges head on, whatever the political or economic landscape.“The new strategic framework will allow us to continue to expand the business and to ensure we are in the position to adapt expeditiously to the challenges which will no doubt come our way.”New promotions throughout the firm include Ben De’Ath, Edward Barker and Christina Harris being promoted to Associate, whilst Ian Kitson is promoted to Departmental Director following their contributions to the firm in recent years.mlti-disciplinary property business auctioneering business Cheffins February 9, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Cheffins’ New Strategic Framework previous nextAgencies & PeopleCheffins’ New Strategic FrameworkThe Negotiator9th February 201701,163 Viewslast_img read more

Employees Face Discipline over Facebook

first_imgEmployees found misusing internet networking websites like Facebook or MySpace will face disciplinary hearings, it was warned earlier today.Local district councils, such as the Vale of the White Horse and Oxfordshire County Council have already put measures in place to prevent employees from accessing the site, but elsewhere, staff have been warned “we are watching you” as access remains unrestricted.Oxford City Councillor Dr Tia McGregor commented: “Employees have a responsibility not to waste time. I think some people are spending too much time on it.”The past five years have seen as many as 21 council employees disciplined on the grounds of internet misuse. Under a revised internet policy, some businesses are allowing networking websites were left open for employees to use, though the changes are being monitored to ensure that workers do not abuse the priviledge, with regular usage reports are being produced to ensure employers are aware of the situation.Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce spokesman Claire Prosser said: “These sites are highly addictive. Businesses are under enough pressure to become more efficient and issues such as this add to their already mounting workload.”last_img read more

Bakery software firm scoops tech accolade

first_imgFourth Hospitality, a leading software supplier to the likes of Subway, Baker & Spice, Le Pain Quotidien and Krispy Kreme, has made it into the list of Britain’s fastest-growing technology firms.The business, led by Ben Hood, featured in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, an annual index that ranks companies based on sales growth across a three-year period. Fourth Hospitality was placed 48th, having also featured in 16th position in 2010 and in the top 10 in 2009.The company, which was founded in 1999 and specialises in web-based systems that enables its customers – typically multiple-site hospitality groups – to run staffing, stock control and procurement more profitably, saw sales grow by 61% per year on average in the past three years. Its sales have risen from £2.4m in 2007 to £9.9m in 2010 – and are expected to top £12m when its most recent accounts are finalised and posted at Companies House.Hood, chief executive officer, said: “To make this prestigious list in 2009, 2010 and again in 2011 really speaks of the phenomenal growth the company has experienced. To be recognised as one of the UK’s fastest-growing technology firms is a great achievement, and testament to the hard work of all those that work at Fourth. “But while the rate of sales growth is clearly an important measure for any business, we don’t think of it as a driver of our business – more an end-product of, we think, our cutting-edge web-based systems and our industry-leading service levels, which when combined deliver powerful results for our customers. And that will always be the key focus for our business. ”     The index, which is compiled in association with Microsoft by Fast Track, an Oxford-based organisation that researches Britain’s top-performing private companies, saw online money-lending firm emerge at the top of the pile, followed by employee benefits provider Asperity, and CD and games trader read more

Man arrested in Porter County tried to convince officer drugs were just celery

first_img Twitter Facebook By Network Indiana – August 26, 2020 0 531 Google+ Previous articleWhitmer: Help fight COVID by preparing for flu seasonNext articleNew website reviews restaurant COVID-19 safety procedures Network Indiana Pinterest Man arrested in Porter County tried to convince officer drugs were just celery WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A driver is facing drug dealing charges after he tried to convince police that his drugs were actually “celery.”Porter County police say they received a tip about a car possibly carrying drugs. An officer later saw that car driving along a local stretch of the Indiana Toll Road last week.When police pulled the car over, inside was Sadiq Abdulle, 30, of Minnesota. He told police he was returning home to Minnesota after visiting family in Ohio.Abdulle let police search his car. During this search, police found a small bag of khat, an illegal stimulant plant from the Arabian Peninsula, in the center console. The plant can cause delusions, paranoia, nightmares, hallucinations and hyperactivity, according to the DEA. In addition, four white garbage bags full of it were found in the trunk. In total, Abdulle had nearly 18 pounds of khat.When discovered, Abdulle claimed the drug was just “celery to rub on your face.”Abdulle was taken into custody and faces a felony count of dealing in a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Facebooklast_img read more

Irish chocolatier pulls out of UK café scene

first_imgGourmet Irish chocolatier Butlers Irish Chocolates has closed its only UK café and left the country.The Butlers Chocolate Café in Westfield, London, closed on 25 June. Staff reported that they were given two weeks’ notice of the planned closure, saying that the company blamed high rents at the Westfield site.Dublin-based Butlers’ retail director Michelle Mc Bride said that, following more than five years of trading in the UK, the company had decided to concentrate on growing its wholesale business, which supplies accounts such as World Duty Free, Waitrose, John Lewis and Selfridges. She said: “The café had achieved its goal, which was to help us establish our brand in London. On the retail side of the business, our international café network is growing rapidly; with a flagship café due to open in a high-profile Dubai Airport location in December.  This is a massive landmark in the company’s international retail development.”She said that Butlers will concentrate retail efforts in two areas – Ireland through company-owned and operated outlets and internationally through its franchise network development.Dublin-based Butlers has 16 Chocolate Cafés in Ireland, five in Pakistan, five in New Zealand and two in the United Arab Emirates.Butlers Chocolates was founded in Dublin in 1932. The company has been owned by the Sorensen family since the late 1950s.last_img read more

Crosta & Mollica adds Focaccia Romana to its range

first_imgItalian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has launched a new addition to its range, the Focaccia Romana.Available in Waitrose nationwide, and priced at £2.69, the 220g product will be supported with a 20%-off promotion until 13 June 2017.The Focaccia Romana is made with ‘00’ flour, a blend of soft wheat and durum wheat, that is mixed into a light, hand-stretched dough. It is baked at high temperature on a stone bed oven for a “soft crust and airy crumb”. The bread is dressed with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary.James Orr, founder of Crosta & Mollica, said he was delighted to launch the Focaccia Romana, which has taken months to perfect.“Every stage has been tried and tested to achieve this perfection,” Orr said. “We know our customers will love this new addition to our range, which has had the same attention to detail our customers have come to expect from Crosta & Mollica products.”In February 2017, Crosta & Mollica secured a listing in 500 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.last_img read more

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of John Mayer’s Full Guest Appearance With JRAD Last Weekend

first_imgThis past weekend, Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer made waves in the world of jam by making his second-ever appearance with “more-than-just-a” Dead cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, nearly 1 year to the day after his first sit-in with the band during last year’s extended guest spot at Brooklyn Bowl.John Mayer Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead On Night 5 Of Fall Ball 2017 [Photos/Recap]The collaboration began when the band welcomed Mayer out for a first set-closing rendition of “Althea,” an appropriate song choice given that it was the tune that originally turned Mayer on to the Grateful Dead. After the song finished, Russo thanked “their good friend John Mayer,” and promised much more great music to come.When the band took the stage for set two, Mayer was once again in tow. He lent his guitar chops to the free-form jam that began the set and the “Here Comes Sunshine” -> “New Minglewood Blues.” The crowd let out a collective sigh as Mayer exited the stage following “New Minglewood” to give the core band a chance to do their thing, but Russo assured them that he was “sure we’ll see Mr. Mayer again soon.” He wasn’t lying, as John returned for the show’s encore, which began with an excellent piano solo and vocal performance of Dr. John‘s “Such A Night” (with humorous interjections like “start a Grateful Dead tribute band!” between stanzas of “if I don’t do it, somebody else will” and ad-libs like”I came here with my best friend Joe Fuckin Russo” for “my best friend Jim”; “Under the Brooklyn Bowl” for “Under the moonlight,” and more). Finally, after Mayer helped the band through a celebratory “Franklin’s Tower” to close the show, Russo remarked “once again for our special friend John Mayer, of the musics…”Now, full pro-shot footage of the entire portion of the 10/13/17 JRAD show featuring John Mayer has emerged on YouTube courtesy of user nn Jimmy, so you can relive the performance. It was such a night…Video Setlist: Althea; Jam > Here Comes Sunshine >New Minglewood Blues; Marco Solo > Such A Night, Franklin’s TowerSETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC | 10/13/17Set One (9:36PM – 11:30PM)Jam @ ->Greatest Story Ever Told # >CandymanFeel Like A Stranger $Loser % ->Crazy FingersCosmic Charlie (SM/JR) ^ ->Jam ->Althea &Set Two (11:36PM – 1:24AM)Jam * ->Here Comes Sunshine + ->New Minglewood Blues @@Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion >Jam ## ->Lazy Lightning $$ ->China Doll %% (TH) ->Marco Solo ->There is a Mountain ^^ ->I Know You RiderENC:Marco Solo ->Such A Night & ->Franklin’s Tower &@ – With The Wheel Teases (Band)# – With an Unknown Tease (MB) and The Wheel Teases (TH)$ – With a “Chameleon” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (either SM or TH)% – With a “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica) Tease (TH)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead& – With John Mayer on Guitar* – With “Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire) Teases & China Cat Teases (Band). With John Mayer on Guitar+ – With a Marco Solo that included a Cosmic Charlie Tease. With John Mayer on [email protected]@ – With a West LA Fadeaway Tease (MB). With John Mayer on Guitar## – With teases / jams of Uncle John’s, “Jolene” (American Babies), Ruben & Cerise, Playin in the Band & The Wheel if not more$$ – Not played by Almost Dead since 2016.02.14 at Higher Ground, Winooski, VT, a gap of 57 shows%% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, with teases of “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin), “Run Like Hell” (Pink Floyd) & something else that I can’t read from my notes :/^^ – Donovan cover, very short, just the Chorus[Cover photo via Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

Arcade Fire Shares Cover Of “Baby Mine” With Trippy Visuals For Upcoming ‘Dumbo’ Remake [Listen]

first_imgArcade Fire has shared their updated recording of an old Disney classic for the famous film studio’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo.The popular alternative rock band was tapped to record a new version of “Baby Mine”, which was penned by Frank Churchill and Ned Washington to appear in the original 1941 film. Though the production on the new recording may have been worked on by members of the band, the overall process overall was a team effort. According to frontman Win Butler, various members of the Arcade Fire “family,” as well as members of his own immediate family, were called upon during the recording process of making the song come to life for the big screen once again.Related: Arcade Fire Performs 2004 LP ‘Funeral’ In Its Entirety For The First Time Ever“My mom plays the harp on the track, my brother the theremin, my wife [Régine Chassagne] sings and plays drums, and our son even plays the triangle, as well as the rest of our ‘family’ in Arcade Fire,” Butler said in a statement of the personnel used for their updated “Baby Mine”. “I will forever relate to the song thinking about the people I hold so dear that are so precious to me.”The song’s release on Monday was accompanied by an official music video, which mixes footage from the new film with some colorful, even semi-psychedelic animation. Fans can watch the video below to hear the new recording of the old song in full.Arcade Fire – “Baby Mine” [Video: DisneyMusicVevo]Arcade Fire kept a busy touring schedule over the year-and-a-half since their Everything Now studio album arrived in July 2017. Butler was in Los Angeles over the weekend for a scheduled DJ performance at a venue called 1720. The band currently has no scheduled performances for the coming months.Fans can hear the song again when the updated film arrives in movie theaters starting later this month on March 29th.last_img read more

The sacred middle

first_imgHarvey Cox has spent years reading and studying scripture. In his new book, “How to Read the Bible,” Cox, the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity Emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, argues that even in a secular age, a close reading and deeper understanding of sacred texts is vital to understanding who we are. His approach combines a reading of the original texts with the most recent literary and historical biblical studies. GAZETTE: What inspired you to write this book?COX: As both a minister and a professor I have lived my life on the border between two ways of looking at the Bible. On the one hand, I have participated in how the Bible is read and heard in churches, synagogues, and Bible study groups. On the other, I have worked for 50 years with Harvard colleagues who do some of the best research in historical biblical studies. Being an insider in both worlds has made me notice the big gap between what you might call the ordinary lay reader of the Bible, of whom there are millions, and a rather small group of people who do the exciting research in biblical archaeology, history of interpretation, source analysis, and other kinds of scholarly work in biblical studies. Unfortunately, there is often a degree of mistrust between these two clusters of Bible readers, and it seemed to me that my in-between position put me in a good spot to try and bring them more closely in touch with each other.Most people, even very educated ones, don’t really know how to approach the Bible. They don’t realize, or at least it doesn’t register as important, that it is a collection of over 60 books representing various voices and genres. It includes history, parables, legends, poetry, love songs, visions, and letters. This means that when you read it you should try to find out what kind of material you are reading. Otherwise you miss whole realms of what it’s about, and you deprive yourself of [a] certain richness in how you understand the Bible.I know of course that there are those who ask, “Why should I read it anyway?” My answer is it that if you don’t know something about what’s in the Bible, you are not a fully educated person. It informs our literature, our poetry, films, plays, and, whether we like it or not, it has deeply influenced the history and value structure of our whole civilization. It has found its way into our language and into our synapses. It is part of us. Reading it is a way of getting to know both yourself and the essence of our civilization.GAZETTE: Why did you choose these particular books in the Bible to explore?COX: I picked books that would be most useful in illustrating the different approaches to current biblical studies. Take, for example, the book of Genesis. The first thing one notices is that it seems repetitious. It has two accounts of the creation and other themes. Why? It’s because its writers wove together a variety of sources. It just cries out for a comparison of the sources that were used. Most know other stories present in the ancient Middle East about the creation and the flood. The biblical writers knew these too, but they didn’t just incorporate them; they reconfigured and reinterpreted them. So the book of Genesis is a natural for studying what we call source analysis ― seeing how its writers recast and stitched together the various accounts that they had at hand for their own purposes.I also wanted to show people that there is fiction in the Bible. So I picked the book of Job, which starts with the Hebrew equivalent of “once upon a time.” It doesn’t claim to be history. It’s a story that makes an important philosophical and religious point about the meaning of suffering.With the Gospels or the book of Revelation, I was interested in picking texts in which we can study what we call history of interpretation, that is, how a particular book has been used, misused, applied, misapplied over the centuries. I also wanted to include something about the pitched battles that were fought while our present Bible was being compiled over whether a particular book should be included or not, a process we call “canonization.” Due in part to the recent sensational discovery of ancient scrolls long hidden in caves, people know nowadays, as they didn’t for 1,000 years or more, that there were books like the Gospel of Mary or the Gospel of Thomas circulating among early Christians at the same time as gospels like Mark and Luke, but that did not make it into the canon. It’s no longer possible simply to ignore this exciting research or the questions it raises, which I’m afraid is what some cautious readers of the Bible still do. But this leaves us with the questions of why is Matthew in our Bible and Thomas is not? A mature reader of the Bible today must grapple with these questions, and it is not that hard to do. It takes some explaining, as I try to do. But the reward is a far more satisfying, and I would say deeper understanding of these texts than is possible if you fall back into a default position of reading them literally and with no knowledge of their history.GAZETTE: Do you think your work can help defuse the science vs. religion debate, help people take a more nuanced vs. an either-or, approach?COX: I hope it can. Hope springs eternal, I guess, for any writer. Many of these debates swirl around “creationism,” and the case that I make is that the book of Genesis, for example, is not a proto-scientific account to be replaced by the Big Bang theory or the next hypothesis about the origin of the universe that comes along. That’s a misleading way of reading it. The biblical writers were interested in something else: why there was evil in a world created by a good God. So they used the material they had at hand to probe that question. If we understand what they’re trying to do and read it that way, then we can gain a better hold on it. I am reluctant to see the Genesis stories deployed in a debate over creationism, for example; that is quite different from the one for which they were intended. I hope the book helps a little bit with that.GAZETTE: What are some of the key steps you would suggest to someone trying to read the Bible?COX: They might benefit from going through the stages I went through in my relationship to the Bible. First, for me as a youngster, it was a book of stories. And then later I discovered the historical critical method of reading the Bible, which seeks to locate, in so far as it’s possible, when a given psalm, epistle, chronicle, or gospel was written, by whom, to whom, and why. Then I talk about keeping both the story and the historical approaches in mind in order to move on to what I call a “spiritual” understanding of the Bible. By spiritual I don’t mean just something inward. I mean a holistic understanding of the Bible, one that can make use of various methods, but not become wedged into any one. If you are going to read something in the Bible, for heaven’s sake, know what kind of text you are reading. Is it legend? Is it poetry? Is it metaphorical? Is it history? Is it a love song like in Song of Songs? Just as you don’t look at all the mail in your box, or all the emails on your screen in the same way, so you don’t read all parts of the Bible in the same way. The first step is to find out what kind of literature you have in your hand, what’s the genre? And any standard encyclopedia or even what you garner from Wikipedia will help. This is not an esoteric business. Just look up “Jeremiah,” or “Gospel of Luke” or “Galatians.” It’s not an unfathomable mystery, and then you can read these and other texts in a more informed way.GAZETTE: What do you mean when you encourage readers to develop a type of dialogue with the Bible?COX: The flaw in the literal reading of the Bible is you don’t get the sense of scope and depth that you get if you look at it with a historical perspective. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s delimiting. On the other hand, the trouble with the historical approach is that it often requires distancing yourself from what the text is saying, holding it at arm’s length. But this is also delimiting. I think the significance of the Bible is enhanced if you come to it with your preferences or your fears or your expectations up front, if you are open to what it might say to you.The Bible is at one level a historical document, of course, but that’s not all it is. Reading it should be more like reading a fine poem or going to a good play. You listen and let yourself be spoken to and touched, annoyed, or angered by what it is you’re reading. You make it more of a personal back-and-forth, a dialogue. That will enrich the reading of it for you.GAZETTE: Can you tell me about your encounter with the Bible when you were sent to jail while protesting with the Civil Rights Movement?COX: That’s a very important moment in my life because it moved me beyond both the story and the historical approach. I worked closely with Dr. King in his Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the Civil Rights Movement. Once I was arrested in a town in the South along with a big group of young black protestors and some other white supporters. When we were put in the jail we were segregated into two different cellblocks. The warden came by on Saturday afternoon to our cell and he said “You know them colored kids over there, they want a Bible so they can have church tomorrow morning.” Then he chuckled and said, “I gave them one, can’t do no harm.” And I thought, in a way that’s true, but in another way, what inspired them to be out there demonstrating in the street is that they were hearing from Dr. King and other people from that “harmless” Bible that they were equal to white people and deserved all the same dignity and rights. So it has inspired social revolution and social change.The thing that struck me then was that for these kids the Bible was not just a storybook, and it was certainly not just a historical document to be parsed and analyzed. It was something beyond that. When they were singing, “Go down Moses … let my people go,” they saw the Exodus story about liberation from captivity in Egypt as part of their own story. This opened my eyes to the significance of a Bible which was neither just story nor bygone history. So I saw that I had to move my own understanding of the Bible into that new phase. I finally lit on the word “spiritual,” but I could have said political or personal, a more self-involving reading. I still strongly believe that this old book from so long ago has a powerful and pertinent message for us in the 21st century.last_img read more