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What’s new at Amon G. Carter Stadium this season?

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution The new video board at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Photo courtesy of TCU Football Twitter. printThe new video board at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Photo courtesy of TCU Football Twitter. While construction won’t be complete this season, TCU football is promising Horned Frog fans major improvements in their gameday experience. From buying a cold one to cooling off under giant fans on the concourse and watching highlights on a new video board, the Carter has been upgraded for the 2019 season. The “giant video board,” in the north end zone will be 53 feet wider and 18 feet taller than the previous screen, TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said.The new Jumbotron will be 108 feet wide and 48 inches tall, just larger than the screen in Baylor’s McLane Stadium. MillerCoors beer will be available in aluminum cans from the time the gates open until the start of the fourth quarter. Hard seltzer will also be available. Happy-hour concession prices will offer some half-priced concessions and knock $2 off beer prices from when the gates open until 30 minutes before kickoff, Donati said. In a tweet, Donati said the discounted concessions will be “your favorite food items,” but did not offer any other specifics. He predicted that the new grab-and-go convenience stores in the football stadium will have “food options you are going to love.” But in an effort to increase gameday safety, fans who leave the game will need a new ticket to re-enter the stadium. “In benchmarking other institutions, and anticipating trends in large venues, the elimination of the in-and-out policy is the safe action to take,” a spokesperson for the athletic department said. Finally, the visiting bands are being moved to the northwest corner of the stadium, leaving better seats for the TCU faithful. The clear bag policy remains the same, Donati said. The complete $100 million expansion project will not be completed until the start of the 2020 season, Donati announced in a tweet on July 25. “While very disappointing, we wouldn’t be able to deliver a game day experience that our donors deserved,” Donati said. “We have spent the last few weeks looking at every option to access the space but ultimately we believed our donors deserved better. We are committed to delivering a world class experience for them.” The project, which was delayed by weather, was anticipated to debut for Oct. 26’s homecoming game against Texas. The upgrades will include 48 new boxes, two private clubs, more than 1,000 club seats, 22 luxury suites, meeting spaces for corporate events and a 100-foot outdoor balcony overlooking Frog Alley and the TCU campus. The Frogs are set to open their 2019 season on Aug. 31 against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, donning brand-new uniforms for the season. TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Linkedin ReddIt Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Snow temporarily stepping down as honors deancenter_img Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ + posts Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Previous articleReagor feels snubbed by ESPN ranking, looks to prove doubters wrong in 2019Next articleFrom Horned Frog to Broadway spark Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What to watch during quarantine Facebook Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedinlast_img read more

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China announces “release” of Swedish publisher Gui Minhai

first_img RSF_en News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionDisappearances Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by China’s announced “release” of Chinese-born Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, who had been held incommunicado for two years and one week, but points out that dozens of journalists and bloggers continue to be detained in China. ChinaAsia – Pacific PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionDisappearances to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimescenter_img News News October 30, 2017 – Updated on November 9, 2017 China announces “release” of Swedish publisher Gui Minhai Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures PHOTO: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP News Gui Minhai has not appeared in public since the announcement of his “release” on 24 October and is said to be staying with relatives in the eastern city of Ningbo while waiting for his passport to be renewed and for the Chinese authorities to let him travel to Germany, where his wife lives.“We are relieved by this announcement but we will not be able to talk of Gui Minhai’s release until he actually leaves China,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “His abduction, detention and forced confession on TV are illegal practices that should not exist.”Last of the five Hong Kong booksellersA co-owner of Causeway Bay Books, a Hong Kong bookstore, and Mighty Current, a publishing house specializing in sensationalist revelations about the private lives of Chinese leaders, Gui went missing on 14 October 2015 and was probably abducted by Chinese intelligence agents from his home in the Thai city of Pattaya.Four other Causeway Bay Books shareholders and employees who were kidnapped around the same time were gradually released the following spring.But Gui appeared on China’s state-owned CCTV on 17 January 2016 giving a “spontaneous” confession that was filmed in a Chinese detention centre. In tears, he said he had returned voluntarily to China to assume his “legal responsibility” for the death of a school student in a traffic accident in China years before, when he was driving while under the influence of alcohol.The account was not very credible, especially as he had already served a sentence at the time of the accident.Warning to government opponents“By abducting a foreign citizen outside China, the Chinese state apparatus sent a very clear warning to its opponents that it is not afraid to go after anyone publishing unwanted information, regardless of their passport or place of residence,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau.“We urge the international community to do more to get China to respect international law and to release the dozens of journalists and bloggers who are still in prison.”The Chinese Communist Party’s 19th congress, which finished last week, approved another five-year term for President Xi Jinping, who has developed a sophisticated apparatus for censoring news and information, spying on the public and cracking down on human rights activities.The People’s Republic of China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Index, the same position as in 2016 and 2015. Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Help to hold on to trained staff

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Help to hold on to trained staffOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today David Blunkett has launched a training scheme aimed at countering employers’fears that newly-skilled staff will be poached.The Secretary of State for Education and Employment last week announced thatthe department will contribute to loans to employers to train staff. Theemployer, rather than the individual, will be responsible for repayment – butthis transfers to the new employer if the staff member leaves.”Each employer would gain the full benefit of investment, paying for itover an extended period,” Blunkett said. “Employers are often reluctant to invest in training because they fearthat trained employees would be poached by competitors.”The scheme is based on a recommendation from the Skills Task Force, headedby Chris Humphries. It would involve a partnership between the nationaltraining organisation setting up the scheme, administered by a bank. Governmentcontributions come via its subsidies to NTOs.Blunkett acknowledged there are severe skills shortages in certain sectors.He cited the gas industry, which registered only 128 new fitters last year, inan occupation where the workforce totals 100,000.www.dfee.gov.uk/news/last_img read more

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From lender-to-lender: Tips to keep auto finance strong in tough times

first_imgThis is placeholder text In October, Allied Solutions’ CEO, Pete Hilger, moderated a panel on “The State of the Auto Financing Market” for NAFCU’s Virtual Lending Conference. During this conversation, James Schenck, CEO of Pentagon Federal, and Tom Kontos, Chief Economist for KAR Global discussed how lenders can develop strong, safe, and competitive lending programs in our current economic environment. Here are a few strategies lenders can leverage to strengthen their auto finance programs, identified during this panel presentation:Refine credit standards and pricing in preparation for increasing risksIt’s important to remain cautious with your credit standards to keep risks lower as more deferral and forbearance programs expire and the full impact of the pandemic – delinquencies and defaults – becomes clearer.If you are looking to expand into new markets, look at ways you can refine your credit scoring model to more accurately target borrowers within your preferred credit tiers rather than expanding your lending parameters outside of your comfort zone. Pricing risk accurately will help to expand into new markets, without needing to go beyond to your risk tolerance and appetite.Evolve remarketing strategies as repossession volume continues to growRepossession volume has grown over the past few months. Dealer demand has kept up with this growth in supply, given that the used car market remains strong among a more financially conservative consumer-base. This balance of supply and demand has helped keep repo values up for lenders. However, repo volume is going to continue growing as delinquencies and charge-offs grow, making it harder for lenders to keep up with the volume. Consider outsourcing remarketing processes to a third party that has the tools to scale appropriately and help free up resources to focus on other strategic priorities. These partners are equipped with the technology, data, and expertise to bring about the highest possible returns on behalf of your lending institution.Maintain a good mix in the loan portfolio to increase market share Developing a strong, diverse portfolio will help to sharpen your competitive edge and attract more borrowers on an ongoing basis. Here are some front-end and back-end strategies to strengthen your portfolio:Partner with fintech on the origination side to enhance and simplify consumer experiences and internal processes.Adopt technology to speed up underwriting and allow for same day, instant loan decisions to better compete with digital lenders.Put forth omni-channel marketing and advertising efforts (in house or outsourced) to get the word out about what loans you have and to get in front of your target markets.Diversify the loan options being offered to your target markets.Be more strategic in your mix of direct and indirect loans; indirect lending can be a great tool for opening new opportunities in markets where your institution is less recognizable or has weaker direct lending.Price insurance products (i.e. GAP, MBP, Debt Protection) into the loan to mitigate risks with protections paid-for by the borrower.There are always opportunities to maximize growth through any economic cycle. The key is to step back to learn where opportunities lie within your markets and among your consumers to determine how and where to focus your energy.Watch “The State of the Auto Finance Market” to dive deeper into lending growth and risk strategies. This post is currently collecting data…center_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amy Hearn Amy Hearn is Allied Solutions’ Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She has 30 years of experience working with financial institutions and strategic marketing efforts. In her role, Amy leads … Web: https://www.alliedsolutions.net Detailslast_img read more

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K8.com set to sponsor Supreme Pool Series

first_img Middlesbrough signs up in support of #RGWeek19 November 4, 2019 EFL set to broadcast remaining games whilst behind closed doors April 17, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Online gaming company K8 has announced that they are to sponsor the 2018 Supreme Pool Series, encompassing all events between May and December.With a £16,000 prize pot for each event, action is set to get underway in the Jason Owen Open in May, with a maximum of 96 players eligible to enter the series.Encompassing five events in total, with a race to the Grand final set to ensue, with the last chance to earn a place at the showpiece set to be via the K8.com Classic.The winner of the Supreme Pool Series 2018 will be crowned at the event which takes place November 30 – December 2, and features a boosted top prize of £40,000.The Philippines based firm launched its UK licensed operations in 2015, and last year signed a deal to become official betting partner of Championship side Cardiff City for the 2017/18 season.As part of the deal K8.com betting booths are located around the Cardiff City Stadium, with exclusive odds and promotions available for fans on matchdays.In addition Bluebirds fans will see a number of matchday competitions run, offering the opportunity to win tickets, hospitality and ‘money can’t buy’ Cardiff City experiences. EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Pac-12 football schedule for 2020: Full game-by-game and team matchups

first_imgMORE: SN’s top 40 college football players for 2020The conference left a bye week for each team and the week of Dec. 12 will be left open in case schools have to make up games because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The Pac-12 is the first Power 5 conference to release a full schedule with dates for the 2020 season. Here’s a look.2020 Pac-12 Week-by-week schedule Sept. 26 Arizona State at Arizona Cal at Oregon State Colorado at Oregon UCLA at USC Washington at Stanford Utah at Washington StateOct. 3Arizona at Washington Stanford Arizona State Utah at Colorado Cal at USC UCLA at Oregon State Oregon at Washington StateOct. 10 Arizona State at Oregon (Oct. 9) Colorado at Arizona Washington at Cal Oregon State at Utah USC at Stanford UCLA at Washington State Oct. 17 Utah at UCLA (Oct. 16) Cal at Washington State Colorado at USC Oregon at Oregon State Byes: Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Washington Oct. 24 USC at Arizona UCLA at Arizona StateStanford at Cal Oregon State at Washington Byes: Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Washington State Oct. 31 Arizona at Utah Arizona State at Colorado Washington at Oregon Washington State at Stanford Byes: Cal, Oregon State, UCLA, USC Nov. 7 Colorado at Washington (Nov. 6) Arizona at Oregon State Utah at Arizona State Oregon at Cal Stanford at UCLA Washington State at USC Nov. 14Cal at Arizona Arizona State at Washington State UCLA at Colorado USC at Oregon Oregon State at Stanford Washington at Utah Nov. 21Oregon at Arizona (Nov. 20) Arizona State at USC Utah at Cal Colorado at Stanford UCLA at Washington Washington State at Oregon State Nov. 28 USC at Utah (Nov. 27) Washington State at Washington (Nov. 27) Arizona at UCLA Cal at Arizona State Oregon State at Colorado Stanford at Oregon Dec. 5Cal at UCLA (Dec. 4) Arizona at Stanford Arizona State at Oregon State Colorado at Washington State Utah at Oregon USC at Washington Dec. 19Pac-12 championship game Pac 12 team-by-team schedules Arizona Sept. 26: vs. Arizona State Oct. 3: at Washington Oct. 10: vs. Colorado Oct. 17: Bye Oct. 24: vs. USC Oct. 31: at Utah Nov. 7: at Oregon State Nov. 14: vs. Cal Nov. 20: vs. Oregon Nov. 28: at UCLA Dec. 5: at Stanford Arizona State Sept. 26: at Arizona Oct. 3: vs. Stanford Oct. 9: at Oregon Oct. 17: Bye Oct. 24: vs. UCLA Oct. 31: at Colorado Nov. 7: vs. Utah Nov. 14: at Washington State Nov. 21: at USC Nov. 28: vs. Cal Dec. 5: vs. Oregon State Cal Sept. 26: at Oregon State Oct. 3: at USC Oct. 10: vs. Washington Oct. 17: at Washington State Oct. 24: vs. Stanford Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: vs. Oregon Nov. 14: at Arizona Nov. 21: vs. Utah Nov. 28: at Arizona State Dec. 4: vs. UCLA Colorado Sept. 26: at Oregon Oct. 3: vs. Utah Oct. 10: at Arizona Oct. 17: at USC Oct. 24: Bye Oct. 31: vs. Arizona State Nov. 6: at Washington Nov. 14: vs. UCLA Nov. 21: at Stanford Nov. 28: vs. Oregon StateDec. 5: vs. Washington State Oregon Sept. 26: vs. Colorado Oct. 3: at Washington StateOct. 9: vs. Arizona StateOct. 17: at Oregon State Oct. 24: Bye Oct. 31: vs. Washington Nov. 7: at Cal Nov. 14: vs. USC Nov. 20: at Arizona Nov. 28: vs. Stanford Dec. 5: at Utah Oregon State Sept. 26: vs. Cal Oct. 3: vs. UCLA Oct. 10: at Utah Oct. 17: vs. Oregon Oct. 24: at Washington Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: vs. Arizona Nov. 14: at Stanford Nov. 21: vs. Washington State Nov. 28: at Colorado Dec. 5: at Arizona State Stanford Sept. 26: at Washington Oct. 3: at Arizona State Oct. 10: vs. USC Oct. 17: Bye Oct. 24: at Cal Oct. 30: vs. Washington State Nov. 7: at UCLA Nov. 14: vs. Oregon State Nov. 21: vs. Colorado Nov. 28: at Oregon Dec. 5: vs. Arizona UCLA Sept. 26: vs. USC Oct. 3: at Oregon State Oct. 10: vs. Washington State Oct. 16: vs. Utah Oct. 24: at Arizona State Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: vs. Stanford Nov. 14: at Colorado Nov. 21: at Washington Nov. 28: vs. Arizona Dec. 4: at Cal USC Sept. 26: at UCLA Oct. 3: vs. Cal Oct. 10: at Stanford Oct. 16: vs. Utah Oct. 24: at Arizona Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: vs. Washington StateNov. 14: at Oregon Nov. 21: vs. Arizona StateNov. 27: at Utah Dec. 5: vs. Washington  The Pac-12 released its schedule for the 2020 college football season on Friday, and it features an aggressive start. The season will begin Sept. 26, and the classic rivalry between UCLA and USC will be played on the first week of the season. The Pac-12 championship game will be Dec. 19.  Utah Sept. 26: at Washington StateOct. 3: at Colorado Oct. 10: vs. Oregon State Oct. 16: at UCLA Oct. 24: Bye Oct. 31: vs Arizona Nov. 7: at Arizona State Nov. 14: vs. Washington Nov. 21: at Cal Nov. 27: vs. USC Nov. 5: vs. Oregon Washington Sept. 26: vs. Stanford Oct. 3: vs. Arizona Oct. 10: at Cal Oct. 17: Bye Oct. 24: vs. Oregon State Oct. 31: at Oregon Nov. 6: vs. Colorado Nov. 14: at Utah Nov. 21: vs. UCLA Nov. 27: at Washington State Dec. 5: at USC Washington State Sept. 26: vs. Utah Oct. 3: vs. Oregon Oct. 10: at UCLA Oct 17: vs. Cal Oct. 24: Bye Oct. 30: at Stanford Nov. 7: at USC Nov. 14: vs. Arizona State Nov. 21: at Oregon State Nov. 28: vs. Washington Dec. 5: at Coloradolast_img read more

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Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

first_imgLa Unión, Colombia | AFP | The football world was plunged into mourning Tuesday after a plane carrying a Brazilian team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing 75 people with six survivors, officials said.Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstar Lionel Messi led tributes to the players of Chapecoense Real.Having risen only recently from obscurity, the team was on its way to play in the finals of the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s second-biggest club tournament when the accident took place.“The pain is terrible. Just as we had made it, I will not say to the top, but to have national prominence, a tragedy like this happens,” club vice-president Ivan Tozzo told Globo SportTV.“It is very difficult, a very great tragedy.”Colombia’s civil aviation authority said in a statement that 75 people were killed in the crash and six survivors were being treated in hospital. ‘Electrical failures’ The charter plane of Bolivian company LAMIA, which left from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, declared an emergency at around 10:00 pm Monday (0300 GMT Tuesday).It reported “electrical failures” and crashed a short time later near the city of Medellin, its destination, officials said.The British Aerospace 146 airliner was first sold as new in 1999 and was used by two other airlines before being eventually acquired by LAMIA, a spokesman for the manufacturer told AFP.Aircraft tracking website Planespotters said it was sold to LAMIA in 2013.Specialist sites revealed that the same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national team with Messi on board to San Juan, Argentina for a World Cup qualifying match.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending investigators along with representatives of the plane’s manufacturer BAE Systems to Colombia to help with investigations. ‘Disastrous scene’ Scores of rescuers picked through the wreckage of the white fuselage which was plastered over a remote hillside in northwestern Colombia.The plane went down about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Medellin, the country’s second largest city, in an area called Cerro Gordo.Elkin Ospina, the mayor of the town of La Ceja near the crash site, said the mountainous terrain was some 3,300 meters (10,800 feet) above sea level and very difficult to access.“We found ourselves faced with a disastrous scene. The plane was completely destroyed,” fire service captain Elkin Gonzalez told AFP. In all, there were 72 passengers and nine crew on board, including the team and numerous journalists going to cover the game.Rescuers and aviation authorities said the survivors were three players, two crew members and a journalist.“I have just seen the plane and given the state it is in, it is a miracle that six people survived,” said the governor of the surrounding Antioquia region, Luis Perez.The survivors included three players: defenders Helio Neto and Alan Ruschel and another goalkeeper, Jakson Follmann.The other known survivors were two crew members and a journalist.The team’s goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, died on the way to hospital, the civil aviation authority said.His last-minute save in the semi-final had ensured the team made it through to the Copa Sudamericana final.Game suspended The cup final first-leg had been scheduled for Wednesday against Atletico Nacional of Colombia.In an emotional gesture, Nacional called in a statement for the title to be handed to its Brazilian opponents in tribute.It asked of CONMEBOL “that the Copa Sudamericana title be handed to Chapecoense Football Association as an honorary trophy for its great loss, and as a posthumous homage to the victims of the fatal accident that has put our sport in mourning.”Regional football confederation CONMEBOL suspended the game. It had yet to announce how the title would be settled.A source close to CONMEBOL told AFP it was “very unlikely” that the final would ever be played.Brazil’s President Michel Temer declared three days of mourning for the victims.Dashed dreams Chapecoense is seen as one of the minnows of Brazilian club football.It was founded in 1973 in the city of Chapeco in southern Santa Catarina state.After decades in the lower divisions, Chapecoense returned to Brazil’s top flight Serie A in 2014 for the first time since 1979.The mayor of Chapeco, Luciano Buligon, described the city’s despair, in tearful comments to TV Globo.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Local Teens ‘Do Something’ to Collect School Supplies for Boys &…

first_imgAbout DoSomething.org:DoSomething.org is the nation’s largest organization dedicating to empowering young people to take action around any cause.  By leveraging communications technologies and social media, DoSomething.org enables teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action.  The award-winning site inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers:  teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.  Plug in at www.DoSomething.org. Request an Action Kit: Whether it’s summer camp, summer sports leagues, or at neighborhood block parties, students can get tips, resources, and flyers on running their own school supply drives in their neighborhoods.Text SUPPLIES to 38383: Students will receive more information on how to begin their own school supply drive or find their nearest Staples drop-off location (standard text messaging rates apply).Join a Pretty Little Liar: When teens log-on and select their favorite star from the campaign, $1 will be donated by Staples (up to $10,000) to the cause and in turn, teens will get exclusive, behind-the-scenes details from the actresses.Check in on Foursquare: Starting July 3rd, teens who check-in at any Staples store on Foursquare will also have a $1 donated on their behalf by Staples to the campaign (up to $5,000). About Staples:Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions.  The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture.  Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County (BGCTC) is a youth development agency serving school-age youth 5-18 years old. Founded in 2001, four Club locations now serve over 2,000 local youth with the mission of inspiring and enabling young people, especially those in greatest need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens, by providing community-based Clubs that are safe and positive places for kids. BGCTC offers programming in five key areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. For more information about BGCTC, please visit www.bgctc.org. “DoSomething.org is all about action,” said Nancy Lublin, CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org.  “We’re proud to continue our relationship with Staples on a campaign that gives young people the power to rock social change and really make a difference among their peers in their very own communities.”To further demonstrate support for DoSomething.org, Staples is continuing with their line of DoSomething.org-inspired products. This year features designs developed by students who won a contest to have their creative artwork showcased on products at Staples stores.  These designs inspire fellow teens to take action in their community and will be available at Staples retail stores by July 3rd.  Students interested in submitting artwork for the 2012 design contest can visit www.dosomething.org/products/contests to submit their designs by June 5. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Olympia, WA (July 21, 2011) – DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with the stars from ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars for the Staples for Students – Do Something for Kids in Need national school supply drive (www.staplesforstudents.org). School supplies collected in Thurston County will benefit youth at Boys & Girls Clubs in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Rochester to equip them with tools they need to achieve academic success.As part of the Staples for Students campaign (www.staplesforstudents.org), the stars of Pretty Little Liars — Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, and Shay Mitchell — are encouraging Thurston County teens to make a difference this summer by collecting school supplies and dropping them off at their nearest Staples store from July 3rd through September 17th. In addition, Staples customers will be able to get involved by donating $1 at any Staples store, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local students in need.All school supplies and donations will be given to Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County to ensure they get into the hands of disadvantaged youth just in time for the new school year. As a national partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Staples supports the organization’s mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Staples for Students school supply enables Club youth to achieve great futures by helping young people in need return to school prepared to learn and succeed.“We are all thrilled to be the force behind this year’s Staples for Students campaign,” said Lucy Hale.  “After participating in last year’s backpack stuffing event and sharing my experience with my cast-mates, we all knew we wanted to be a part of this great cause to encourage teens to make a difference to help students start the year off right.”Since 2008, in growing the campaign along with DoSomething.org, Staples has helped to raise nearly $2 million and has donated hundreds of thousands in school supplies for students in need throughout the country. Past celebrity supporters include singers Jordin Sparks, Ciara and Twilight star Nikki Reed.“It’s hard to imagine sending your kids back to school without proper supplies, but the reality is that countless students face this challenge every year, “said Christine Mallon, vice president of retail marketing at Staples.  “With help from our celebrities, Staples is ready to rally the public to get out and do something for kids who need our help the most this summer.”The campaign invites all area teens and residents of any age to participate in the supply drive by donating school supplies at the Staples stores in West Olympia (1200 Cooper Point Rd.) and Chehalis (1740 National Ave). The Staples for Students campaign is offering easy, innovative and new ways for teens to get involved in this year’s programs. By visiting www.staplesforstudents.org, teens can sign-up or get more information to take action: ### Sarah AustinMarketing CoordinatorBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County(360) 956-0755www.bgctc.orglast_img read more

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LOTT’s Wet Science Center Hiring Environmental Education Assistant – AmeriCorps

first_imgSubmitted by LOTT Clean Water Alliance’s Wet Science Center LOTT Clean Water Alliance’s WET Science Center provides the community with a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn all about water – one of our most precious resources.The WET Science Center is hiring an AmeriCorps Individual Placement through the WA Service Corps Program to serve as a full-time Environmental Education Assistant from October 1, 2014 to August 15, 2015.The WET Science Center is hiring an Environmental Education Assistant, through the AmeriCorps program.  Applicants must be 18-25 years old.Join our education team and help teach thousands of students how to conserve and protect water.  Monthly stipend equals $1,125 plus benefits. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img

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