Burlington, Vermont ‘ March 24, 2011 ‘ Spike Advertising Spike Advertising Inc,Spike Advertising has selected Mobius to receive one year’s worth of free marketing services –up to $50,000– with their ‘Advertising Gone Good’ grant program. Nearly 40 non-profits from around Vermont competed for the grant through a comprehensive RFP process.‘We are all impressed by the good work that Mobius does in the community,” said Ken Millman, President of Spike Advertising. “We are excited to apply a year of focused effort to help raise the profile of this relevant organization.”‘We are both honored and humbled to have been chosen by Spike for this opportunity,’ said Andrea Torello, Executive Director of Mobius. ‘In turn, we hope to use this generous gift to better serve the community and the mentoring programs we work with by finding more mentors for kids and creating that culture of mentoring that we all dream about.’From the firms founding in 1998, Spike Advertising has enjoyed doing pro bono work for a variety of community organizations, including Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, and Recycle North. ‘Advertising Gone Good’ developed out of Spike’s desire to have a more lasting effect by partnering with a single group for an extended period.About MobiusMobius, a nonprofit that supports mentoring programs based in Winooski, Vermont, was formed in 2003 in response to the growing rates of high-school dropouts and drug abuse among Chittenden County youth. Today, Mobius partners with mentoring programs to enhance public awareness of mentoring, recruit new mentors, train and support mentors, and find funding to support the mentoring movement.About Spike AdvertisingSpike is a compact company offering clever solutions for clients who understand that marketing is an investment in the success of their operation. Current clients include the Vermont Department of Tourism, Northfield Savings Bank, Timberlane Dental Group and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.Photo: (l-r) Spike Advertising President Ken Millman, Mobius Executive Director Andrea Torello, Spike CEO Pat Sears. (above–the cool new scrap metal unicorn)
Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 10:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Advertisement Laurent Koscielny opted to sit out Arsenal’s tour of America (Picture: Getty)Laurent Koscielny still maintains the full respect of the Arsenal squad and would be welcomed back with open arms, according to Nacho Monreal.The 33-year-old stunned Unai Emery when he informed the Arsenal manager he would not be taking part in the club’s pre-season tour of the United states.Koscielny is desperate to return to France after nine years in north London and believes he has been priced out of a move with Arsenal demanding £10million for his services.The France international is also said to have misgivings over the direction a club which has made just one signing this summer is headed, while he reportedly questioned the way in which his schedule was managed last season following his return from a career-threatening Achilles injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMonreal, however, insists the club captain’s actions hasn’t diminished his standing within the group and is still hopeful a resolution can be found.Asked whether he believed that Koscielny could be reintegrated into the Arsenal setup, Monreal said: Yeah, why not?‘We respect Laurent a lot because he has played for Arsenal for a long time, he’s our captain. It’s something between the club and him.‘What I would like is they fix the problem and I think they will do it.’Emery now appears to have lost two of his captains from last season with Petr Cech having retired and joined Chelsea in a non-playing capacity.‘Two captains left last season, if I have to be one of the captains I will be very proud,’ added Monreal.‘Being one of the captains of Arsenal is to feel proud, we’re talking about one of the great clubs and I will accept it of course.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal How Arsenal’s squad has reacted to Laurent Koscielny going on strike
The NFL did a very good job of giving us some of those matchups early as you can see here:Week 1:Bears vs. PackersSaints vs. TexansJaguars vs. ChiefsWeek 2:Saints vs. RamsVikings vs. PackersWeek 3:Patriots vs. JetsSaints vs. SeahawksNow are these teams guaranteed to be good offensively and defensively? Of course not. But on paper, these could be pretty fun games.2. Young QBs get shots at early winsAn opening-day win is pivotal for young QBs and several have shots at wins in Week 1 this season.The Jets will take on the Bills and either Sam Darnold or Josh Allen could get wins in that game. The Ravens and Lamar Jackson get a favorable matchup with the Dolphins and Baker Mayfield and his Browns will take on the Titans.There’s a very good chance these young QBs get off to a good start and that is good for the game.3. Make-up gameIt was incredibly inconvenient for the Chiefs and Rams to have to relocate their matchup in Mexico City last year to Los Angeles, but it had to be really upsetting for all the fans in Mexico who planned to go to that game.Well, the NFL did its best to make it up to the people as they gave the Chargers and Chiefs to them this year in Week 11.That is an absolutely fantastic game with Patrick Mahomes facing off with Philip Rivers and might be even better than last year’s shootout in Los Angeles.4. Back loadedOne of the more annoying things about the NFL season is when teams will sit their players down the stretch as they hope to preserve their health in the closing weeks of the season. We get it, and it makes complete sense. But when a backup quarterback is playing in Week 15 or 16, it’s a bit of a downer for fans, especially ones who bought tickets to see the starters.This season, though, the NFL did a good job of giving good games to fans late in the season. Just take a look at his lineup down the stretch.Week 12:Saints vs. PanthersPatriots vs. CowboysWeek 13:Texans vs. PatriotsWeek 14:Patriots vs. ChiefsWeek 15:Saints vs. ColtsPackers vs. BearsWeek 16Jets vs. SteelersMany of these games could be against teams either fighting for playoff position or spots in general so the end of the year could be a lot of fun. Here are five takeaways from the NFL schedule release:Five takeaways from NFL schedule release1. Good offense vs. defense matchups earlyWhile the NFL loves its offense, there may be nothing more satisfying than seeing a juggernaut have to work for everything they get. These games often lead to good scoring games, but games which are much more entertaining than 52-51 shootouts where there is no stopping either team. Related News The NFL released its regular-season schedule on Wednesday and there are a few things it did really well this year.Aside from putting some good teams in London and bringing on some decent matchups in the first week of the year, the league balanced out the schedule quite nicely down the stretch. NFL announces schedule for 2019 international games 5. Week 17 SaviorBuilding off of that last point, in the final week of the year there are not only good games, but games against rivals.In that last week alone we will see:Bills vs. JetsPatriots vs. DolphinsSaints vs. PanthersGiants vs. EaglesThe argument could be made that every one of those teams has at least a shot at a playoff spot and there is divisional pride on the line as well. Who knows? Maybe the last week of the season will be a fun one.
Met Éireann’s forecast for Donegal this week isn’t promising much sun as there is still a lot of rain and heavy showers to come our way.Temperatures will be quite high ranging from 10 degrees to 19 degrees throughout the week.There will be scattered showers followed by sunny spells mainly each day with the overall outlook of being quite mild. Make sure to put on a coat and take an umbrella with you when leaving the house as you aren’t guaranteed dry weather for long. Weather: No summer for Donegal yet as rain remains this week was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:weather
From Sly to Fela, reggae to hip-hop, the world is indebted to the rich musical and cultural history of Africa. Here are five examples of that influence.Nigerian Afro-funk superstar Fela Kuti was a pioneer in bringing African music to global audiences in the 1970s. Fusing political consciousness with catchy funk rhythms, Kuti and his evolving musical collective, Africa 70, influenced a host of modern hip-hop, electronica and jazz artists. (Image: Wikipedia)CD AndersonThe world of music owes its origins and a monumental debt of gratitude to the rhythms and melodies of Africa. From the continent’s rich oral storytelling traditions that evolved into spoken word poetry and hip-hop, to the mournful makeshift simplicity of acoustic music that became blues and jazz, and powerful natural percussions that would ultimately get the rest of the world dancing to rock, reggae and funk, Africa is truly the ground zero of the global heartbeat.To celebrate Africa Day, here are just five examples of that overwhelming musical influence, five deep cuts from legendary African and global artists that not only pay tribute to Africa, but also celebrate its people and the undeniable pulse that those of us who live here feel every day.Fela Kuti — LadyNigerian Afro-funk superstar Fela Kuti was more than just another musician; he was a cultural movement, a religion and a seismic introduction to African music for the rest of the world.With pulsating, addictive hit singles and electric live performances, Kuti and his ever-growing music and dance entourage, Africa 70, travelled the world delivering uncompromising, unashamed African pride.Kuti’s Afro-funk sounds influenced some of the world’s biggest hip-hop, electronic and jazz artists seeking to push the envelope of music.The Meters — AfricaThe premier New Orleans soul funk family was the bridge between the motherland and the Caribbean, the old and the new worlds. On this tribute to the continent, The Meters tinge their swampy soul music with just enough voodoo rhythm and lyrical legend-building to get people thinking while dancing.Sly and the Family Stone — Thank you for talking to me AfricaSly Stone’s multicultural musical collective ruled both white and black airwaves in the 1960s and 1970s with charged political statements wrapped up in catchy musical hooks. And while much of their music owed more to the trailblazing funk soul of James Brown and rock sensibilities of Jimi Hendrix, the Family Stone’s tight rhythm section – led by bass guitar innovator Larry Graham – had their feet firmly planted in Kuti’s Africa.BCUC — YindeSouth Africa’s best kept musical secret, more appreciated around the rest of the world and on the continent than at home, Soweto’s Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) offer genre-bending musical theatre and triumphant black consciousness, telling African stories using African methods of dance, words and art.Lee Scratch Perry — African FreedomThe musical connections between Jamaica and Africa are steeped in their shared political and cultural history, and that marriage of sound and fury are best embodied by the father of dub reggae, Lee Scratch Perry.From Haile Selassie to Nelson Mandela, the celebration of Africa’s heroes is vital to reggae’s undying spirit and its continued popularity around the world.Source: Wikipedia, YouTubeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
In many southern states, it’s common for an HVAC contractor to install an air handler and ductwork in a vented unconditioned attic. In July, the attic temperature rises to 120°F. Perhaps the homeowner, irritated by his hot bedroom and concerned about his high electricity bills, sticks his head through the attic access hatch, and nearly faints. It’s a sauna up there.One solution to this problem is to convert the vented unconditioned attic to an unvented conditioned attic by applying spray foam to the underside of the roof sheathing. That’s a good solution, because it brings the attic air handler and attic ductwork into the home’s conditioned space, but the price tag is very high.So the homeowner thinks of a different solution, and posts a question on GBA: Can I build a mechanical room with insulated walls in my attic, so that the air handler is (more or less) in conditioned space?I usually advise, “That’s a bad idea.” Let’s investigate why. The many features of a mechanical room First of all, let’s describe the features of an adequate mechanical room. It needs to have an insulated floor, walls, and ceiling, and these assemblies need to be relatively airtight. The walls should be finished with 5/8-inch drywall. The room needs to be big enough to allow maintenance workers to access the equipment comfortably, and to swap failed equipment with new equipment when necessary.Can you create this type of mechanical room in an attic? Sometimes, but not always. What are the hurdles?Let’s say you’ve addressed these hurdles. Your attic has a generously sized access hatch, and you don’t have any furnaces or water heaters up there — just an air handler… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
He said that members of the community are already benefiting from the re-opening of the plant in mid-2017, as more than 50 of them have been employed. Mr. Sun added that JISCO is also planning to do a demonstration greenhouse project at the entrance to the plant. “We just want to give the people, especially the local farmers, a chance to learn something from the demonstration project to improve their output,” he said. According to Mr. Sun, there are opportunities to come for the local people based on JISCO’s long term strategic plan. “We will be building the new refinery, we will be using LNG for energy and we’re building a new powerhouse. Story Highlights Owners and operators of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) ALPART bauxite refinery, in St. Elizabeth, are encouraging persons in the surrounding communities to take advantage of the opportunities that will be available with the planned expansion of the plant. Owners and operators of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) ALPART bauxite refinery, in St. Elizabeth, are encouraging persons in the surrounding communities to take advantage of the opportunities that will be available with the planned expansion of the plant.In an interview with JIS News at the recent 24th Bauxite and Alumina Conference in Montego Bay, Assistant Managing Director of JISCO ALPART Jamaica, Sun Jing, hailed the good relationship that the company has with the local community, especially persons living near the plant.He said that members of the community are already benefiting from the re-opening of the plant in mid-2017, as more than 50 of them have been employed. Mr. Sun added that JISCO is also planning to do a demonstration greenhouse project at the entrance to the plant.“We just want to give the people, especially the local farmers, a chance to learn something from the demonstration project to improve their output,” he said. According to Mr. Sun, there are opportunities to come for the local people based on JISCO’s long term strategic plan. “We will be building the new refinery, we will be using LNG for energy and we’re building a new powerhouse.We will also be doing the Port Kaiser expansion and when we shift our energy from oil to LNG, it’s another huge potential opportunity for the local persons,” he said. He explained that the regasification process for LNG will produce co-energy, and that energy can be sent to a storage house/room to keep meat at a low temperature.“For the local person, they can utilise that co-energy to preserve their goods temporarily before going to market,” he said. Mr. Sun added that more opportunities will be presented with the scheduled 10-year special economic zone development plan for the plant, where persons, especially those in the parish, will have a chance to be involved in the development of the area.He said support functions will be required, such as schools, hotels, housing for staff and places for them to do business, like supermarkets and other retail outlets.