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Eric Reid takes a knee during national anthem upon his return to the NFL

first_imgOctober 7, 2018 /Sports News – National Eric Reid takes a knee during national anthem upon his return to the NFL Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGrant Halverson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Eric Reid, a defensive back with the Carolina Panthers, took a knee on the field on Sunday during the national anthem before a game against the New York Giants.The game marked Reid’s return to the NFL after an uncertain few months as a free agent which he believes were because of his continued protests against racism and police brutality.Reid’s contract with the San Francisco 49ers expired in March and he remained unsigned until two weeks ago, when he joined the Panthers on a one-year contract.The news of Reid rejoining the NFL came amid speculation by some fans and players that the 26-year-old had not been signed due to his activism on the field.“I think we all know why he hasn’t received a call,” Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith, a member of the NFL Players Coalition, said days before Reid was signed by the Panthers, echoing a suggestion previously made by others in the coalition, including Devin McCourty from the New England Patriots, and Malcolm Jenkins from the Philadelphia Eagles.“The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I’ve protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous,” Reid tweeted in March.Reid was the first to join teammate Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee during the National Anthem in 2016.He continued his protest even after Kaepernick’s contract wasn’t renewed at the end of the 2016 season, and he and other players who followed suit have become targets of President Donald Trump, who launched an ongoing battle with the NFL in September 2017 for allowing the protests. In August of this year, Trump said that players who don’t take a knee should be “suspended without pay.”Reid and Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in May, claiming that league owners colluded to keep them from playing because of their protests on the field.Reid said last week he wasn’t sure whether his protests for social justice would include taking a knee during the national anthem but added that he doesn’t plan on dropping his grievance against the NFL even after getting signed.Kaepernick, who has remained unsigned, has continued to work for social justice issues, becoming a symbol of the modern civil rights movement.On Sunday, Kaepernick tweeted his support for Reid’s protest.“My Brother @E_Reid35, with @KSTiLLS and @iThinkIsee12, continue to take a knee against systemic oppression. They are unwavering in their conviction! #ImWithReid,” former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted on Sunday, in support of Reid.ABC News has reached out to the NFL for a request for comment, but a call was not immediately returned.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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BYU Football To Face Army September 19 At West Point

first_imgAugust 17, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football To Face Army September 19 At West Point FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWEST POINT, N.Y.-Monday, BYU football confirmed another game on the 2020 schedule as they will visit Army September 19 at West Point, N.Y.A BYU source has confirmed the BYU-Army matchup on Sept. 19 first reported by Times Herald-Record of Middletown, New York; My source says Army will return the game in Provo in a future year yet to be determined.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) August 18, 2020Should this game between the Cougars and Black Knights occur, this would be the first all-time matchup between the two squads.The Black Knights, who went 5-8 last season, are slated to start the season September 5 at Middle Tennessee State and would host Louisiana-Monroe September 12.If this holds up, this would be the fifth game on the season for the Cougars.The others on the docket for BYU include a game at Annapolis, Md. against Navy September 7 and home contests against Troy (September 26), Houston (October 16) and North Alabama (November 21).Wednesday morning, it was determined that Army will return the favor by visiting Provo in November 2032.BYU and Army have announced a home-and-home series in football. First game played at West Point on Sept. 19th and will air on CBS at 1:30 pm MDT. Second game played at Provo is November 2032. #BYU #BYUFootball— John Coon (@johncoonsports) August 19, 2020 Tags: Army Black Knights/BYU Football Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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USS James E. Williams Returns Home

first_img January 12, 2015 Training & Education Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS James E. Williams Returns Home center_img USS James E. Williams Returns Home The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to its homeport on January 11th, following a nearly eight-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.The ship entered the theater last June, safely transiting the Mediterranean Sea and Suez Canal. The ship remained off the east coast of Africa for the greater part of its more than 200 days at sea. Crew members conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts there in support of national objectives.In addition to the mission at sea, the ship and crew conducted seven port visits in support of maritime partnerships with Italy, Spain, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Djibouti. During that time, 150 Sailors volunteered 656 hours on eight community relations projects, which included habitat restoration efforts, school renovations, working with children and disabled youth, and took part in friendly sports competitions with local police and coast guard units.Among the ship’s crew was Lt. j.g. Emanuela Ferrentino, an Italian navy officer, who was assigned to the ship through a personnel exchange program. She served as the assistant navigator and navigation division officer. Through her tireless efforts, she not only qualified to lead the bridge team as officer of the deck, but went on to earn her Surface Warfare Officer pin.“Lt. j.g. Ferrentino has been a vital part of our navigation team and I am proud to have pinned her as one of the U.S. Navy’s newest Surface Warfare Officers,” said Cmdr. Heidi Haskins, commanding officer.During their time at sea, many Sailors excelled on an individual level, helping one another achieve various watchstanding and warfare qualifications. Among their many accomplishments and career milestones, 113 Sailors earned their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, 21 Sailors reenlisted, and 71 advanced in rate. Additionally, nine officers were pinned as Surface Warfare Officers.“This deployment was everything I thought it would be, challenging, trying and successful,” said Operations Specialist 1st Class Brandon Dorsey.James E. Williams is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer commissioned Dec. 4, 2004. It is named after Boatswains Mate First Class James Elliot Williams, a South Carolina native distinguished as the most decorated enlisted man in U.S. Naval history. Among his awards, Williams was presented with the Medal of Honor May 14, 1968 for his heroism during the Vietnam War.U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.Press Releaselast_img read more

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CITY COUNCIL MARCH 19, 2018 AGENDA

first_imgCity Council AgendaMARCH 19, 2018Meeting Starts At 5:30 P.M.AGENDA VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET R-2018-10 Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDA F.ORDINANCE R-2018-05 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2120 and 2128 Culverson Avenue Petitioner: C Marion Brown and Shirley U. Brown Owner: C Marion Brown and Shirley U. Brown R1 to C4 w/ UDC Ward: 2 Mosby Christopher C. Wischer, Stoll, Keenon, Ogden, PLLC III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS MEMO Attachment: C.ORDINANCE R-2018-01 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1625 W. Missouri Street Petitioner: Chris Rauch Owner: Chris Rauch Requested Change: M3 to R2 Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Chris Rauch A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. R-2018-11 Attachment: R-2018-04 Attachment: E.ORDINANCE R-2018-04 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1505 Lincoln Avenue Petitioner: GG Properties & Maintenance LLC Owner: GG Properties & Maintenance LLC Requested Change: R2 to R3 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Aaron Doll, Doll & Sievers Attorneys at Law, LLC VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS A.ORDINANCE G-2018-12 An Ordinance Vacating that 12’ Alley Running Parallel to S.E. 10th Street Between Cherry Street and Lincoln Avenue in the City of Evansville, Indiana Sponsor(s): Robinson Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Mosby 4/9/2018 5:30 p.m. Notify: Krista Lockyear, Lockyear Law, LLC G.ORDINANCE R-2018-06 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 516 Court Street and 314 NW Sixth Street Petitioner: YMCA of Southern IN Owner: YMCA of Southern IN Requested Change: C4 to C3 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Derrick Stewart, YMCA of Southern IN V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS D.ORDINANCE R-2018-03 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2904 N. First Avenue Petitioner: Melody Mayo Owner: Melody Mayo Requested Change: C1 to C2 Ward: 5 Elpers Representative: Melody Mayo G-2018-10 Attachment: R-2018-03 Attachment: C.ORDINANCE R-2018-10 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 813 and 819 W. Iowa Street Petitioner: Delaware LLC Owner: Delaware LLC Requested Change: R4 to C4 w/ UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Ted C. Ziemer IV, Bingham, Greenebaum, Doll LLP B.ORDINANCE G-2018-10 An Ordinance Amending Section 2.175.080 (Police Department Merit System) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Adams 3/19/2018 YOUTH GRANTS MEETINGS Subcommittee: Youth Leadership Grant Chair Weaver 3/19/2018 4:30 pm Room 301 Notify: All Applicants Subcommittee: Youth Sports Grant Chair McGinn 4/9/2018 4:00 pm Room 301 Notify: All Applicants G-2018-09 AMENDED Attachment: G-2018-12 Attachment: I.INTRODUCTION R-2018-05 Attachment: R-2018-09 Attachment: FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare R-2018-06 Attachment: VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS D.ORDINANCE R-2018-11 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1000, 1024 and 1030 W. Illinois Street Petitioner: Mike Stevens Owner: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Requested Change: R4 to M1 & C2 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: James Morley, Morley Corp. C.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS XI.ADJOURNMENT IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS R-2018-01 Attachment: B.BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS X.COMMITTEE REPORTS AGENDA Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2018-09 AMENDED An Ordinance Creating Section 2.10.005 (Term Limits) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Elpers, Adams Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Adams 3/19/2018 IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY B.ORDINANCE R-2018-09 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1610 and 1612 Dresden Street Petitioner: Aaron Burke Owner: DCA Food Industries, Inc./ Kerry, Inc. Requested Change: R2 to M2 Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Aaron Burke, Burke Engineeringlast_img read more

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More meters added in Hoboken for visitors without permits

first_imgHOBOKEN — On Monday, Oct. 1, Hoboken started the rollout out of its visitor-side metered parking zone expansion to convert the 4-hour “visitor sides” of permit zones (white sign with green text) into 4-hour metered parking zones. Residents and all others with valid parking permits (including visitor hang tags) will be able to continue to park for free for an unlimited amount of time in the new zones. But vehicles without permits, who could park for up to four hours in those spots, will still be permitted to park for 4 hours (as before) but will now be required to pay a fee.As part of the rollout, the city is piloting the use of mobile payment zones in lieu of having physical parking meters. Mobile payment zones, which will be identified by Parkmobile signage, send parking session expiration reminders via text message, email, or push notification. People can remotely add more time to a parking session without having to walk back to a meter.For more information go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/visitor-side-metered-parking-zones-faq. ×last_img read more

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Whoopi Goldberg To Host Otis Redding Tribute Starring The Dap-Kings At The Apollo

first_imgEarly next year at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater, a very special “Evening of Respect” will be held in honor of iconic late soul singer Otis Redding, featuring The Dap-Kings as the house band at entertainment heavyweight Whoopi Goldberg as the evening’s master of ceremonies. “An Evening of Respect” will take place on Thursday, January 25th 2018, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay”.Otis Redding On The Dock Of The Bay, Remembered On The Anniversary Of His Tragic DeathThe story behind “(Sittin’ On)The Dock Of The Bay”, what would become Otis’ first and only #1 hit, is a tragic one. He recorded the song, with its layers of effects, and waves gently lapping to shore, as his first effort to capture a new sound in 1967. As a place-holder for a later proposed vocal effect, he cheekily whistled a happy tune for the outro, intending to replace it somewhere down the line. That later recording session would never come. Three days after that recording session, Redding died in a plane crash during a short flight to a gig in Madison, WI.  Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay was eventually released early the next year, and became the first-ever posthumous single to hit #1 on the Billboard U.S. Singles Chart.In addition to a renowned house band in the Dap-Kings (the backing outfit of the late, great Sharon Jones), the superstar hostess in Whoopi, and the iconic venue in The Appollo, the tribute concert will feature performances by musicians that Otis both influenced and collaborated with during his legendary career. The list of artists performing will be announced in the coming weeks.The show is being produced by JAM, Inc., Jonathan Shank for Red Light Management, and is being promoted by CEG Presents. The show will benefit the Otis Redding Foundation.Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or at the Apollo Theater Box Office, with public on sale beginning next Tuesday, November 28th, at 10am Eastern Time. You can purchase tickets here.last_img read more

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Panel considers financial aid, right to education

first_imgRepresentatives from the University administration discussed the importance of providing access to higher education to individuals of all economic backgrounds in a panel discussion Wednesday. The panel took place as part of Mendoza College of Business’ annual Ethics Week, this year titled “Economic Inequality: on Campuses, in Communities and at Companies.” Panel guests included director of admissions Bob Mundy, director of financial aid Mary Nucciarone and former director of the office of student enrichment Marc Burdell.Mundy said receiving an undergraduate education is essential for individuals’ financial success as well as their personal development.“When we talk about the value of college education, there is considerable research that clearly shows the monetary value that over a lifetime a college graduate is likely to earn probably a million dollars or more over a non-college grad,” he said. “But there’s a lot of other value that — and certainly as a Notre Dame undergrad I hope you’re feeling this — a lot of other value to a college education. … College graduates tend to be more engaged in significant social issues, they tend to have lower unemployment rates, they raise children who are more likely to go to college. So, there’s a lot of social good that comes out of being a recipient of a college degree.”The benefits post-secondary education offers means institutions of higher learning ought to do their best to keep their doors open to students of all economic backgrounds, he added.“If colleges are truly to become instruments of positive social change, then it’s the responsibility of all colleges and universities to seek students who might come from backgrounds that are more economically challenged — so students of lower socioeconomic situations,” Mundy said. “And the good news on this front, as we talk about making college more accessible — and I suppose getting at the ethics of it all — is this population has become highly sought-after by just about every one of my colleagues in the profession.”Considering the steep price of higher education, however, students of low socioeconomic status are often discouraged from pursuing a college degree, he said.“Students of comparable academic backgrounds tend to enroll at a lower rate if they’re from a challenged economic environment. And some of that … is the fear of the cost,” Mundy said. “That college is an expensive venture under really any circumstances, and when you’re from a family whose annual income might be $30,000 a year and you’re looking at colleges where the full [tuition] is more than double that, that’s a daunting prospect. … We have to overcome that.”Nucciarone spoke next. She said the affordability of higher education should be defined in terms of the social and educational returns it can provide.“Affordability is about investment,” she said.This considered, Nucciarone said colleges and universities have an obligation to provide enough aid to students to ensure the cost of attending them does not outweigh their benefits.“There is a significant issue of access if the school does not have enough resources themselves to provide gift assistance to pay for college,” she said.However, Notre Dame has been able to offer more and more aid to students by the year, she said.“Our annual scholarship budget has just continued to increase, and much of it is funded through endowment or restricted-type of gifts,” Nucciarone said.Accordingly, the number of students coming from underprivileged backgrounds has also steadily increased, Nucciarone said.“We have a growing number of students who are coming from homeless backgrounds,” she said. “We have more parents who are drug-addicted, an increase in the number of undergraduates who are victims of abuse — and they are considered independent.”Nucciarone said Notre Dame students from low socioeconomic background tend to blend in on campus, often preventing them from receiving the resources and attention they need.“We don’t even know how many undergraduates lack health insurance,” she said. “For those in special programs, we’re paying for health insurance for those students, but the number of people I’ve made exceptions for has more than doubled in a year.”Some students must rely on University programs for support when school is out of session, Nucciarone said.“Students are using the Center for Social Concerns programming as their means of a way to get off of campus but have housing and meals during break time,” she said.Because many of Notre Dame’s undergraduates come from affluent backgrounds, those who come from economic insecurity frequently feel isolated, she said.“I’ve had students share their anger with me, stemming from class or residence hall discussions. They find themselves stuck in the middle of a discussion where poor people are being talked about in sometimes kind, sometimes ignorant ways,” Nucciarone said. “And what the people around them don’t know is that there is a poor person standing right in front of them.”Tags: Bob Mundy, low socioeconomic students, Office of Financial Aid, right to educationlast_img read more

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Veggie diseases

first_imgGeorgia’s climate is perfect for growing many vegetables. It’s also the perfect place for plant-destroying diseases. But there are things home gardeners can do to protect their bounty.First, get in the garden regularly to scout for problems, especially when conditions are wet and warm. During these times, vegetable plants are more susceptible to diseases caused by fungi and bacteria, said David Langston, a vegetable plant pathologist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.Nematode damage is more evident, though, when the garden is dry. To test soil for nematodes, submit a sample through the local UGA Extension office.Viral diseases can show up anytime, Langston said. Many plant diseases can be on or within the seeds. Because most gardeners can’t distinguish healthy seeds from diseased ones, make sure to buy seeds from a reputable dealer. Also, follow the directions on when and how to plant them.“Seeds should not be saved from year to year,” Langston said. “This is important to prevent a number of diseases.”Using varieties that are resistant to plant diseases is the best way to avoid losses. The types of disease resistance for each variety are noted on transplant or seed containers or in a seed catalog.To help keep a garden disease-free, Langston said, remember:1. Don’t plant the garden near or beneath trees. Shade reduces the drying of plant foliage after rain and increases the chances of diseases. Besides, vegetables like a lot of sunlight.2. Rotate crops. Grow the same or closely related vegetable plants in the same soil only once every three to five years. This practice starves out most pathogens that cause stem and leaf diseases.Vegetable families include:Alliaceae (chives, garlic, leeks and onions)Apiaceae (carrots)Asteraceae (lettuce)Brassicaceae (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, mustard, radishes, rutabagas and turnips)Chenopodiaceae (spinach)Cucurbitaceae (cantaloupes, cucumbers, honeydew melons, pumpkins, squash and watermelons)Fabaceae (all beans, English peas and Southern peas)Malvaceae (okra)Poaceae (corn)Solanaceae (eggplant, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes)3. Plant a few rows of rye or corn around the garden. This will tempt insects to feed there first, reducing the risk of diseases some carry.4. Don’t splash soil onto plant foliage when watering. Run the water between the rows. Use a mulch layer of straw, bark, shredded paper or plastic to keep soil from splashing onto plants and keep fruit from touching bare ground.5. Wash hands thoroughly before handling plants if you use tobacco. This will prevent the spread of tobacco mosaic virus, which can infect many kinds of vegetables, particularly tomatoes and peppers.6. Remove and destroy all plants from the garden after harvest and sanitize your garden equipment. This will reduce the overwintering of disease-causing organisms.last_img read more

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Youth Cycling in Schools

first_imgThe impacts of the program have been massive. “[In the past year] the number of suspensions has decreased and grades have increased. I’m sure many factors contribute to this progress, but I feel the Riding for Focus program is one of them,” says Ford. “The other benefits I have seen are tremendous: increased self-confidence, increased social and spatial awareness, increased accountability.”  ANYONE CAN DO IT The Strider Foundation is founded upon the belief that cycling should be available to everyone, regardless of their physical, mental, or financial abilities. “[When we learned] the approach and the impact of the foundation, my husband and I were literally moved to tears…it resonated so deeply as a way to honor all that our friend had embodied,” says Turner. In addition to donating bikes, the Strider Foundation also offers their “Learn-to-Ride” curriculum, which equips teachers with the training necessary to make learning how to ride fun, safe, and educational. ADVOCACY IN ACTION In her first year on the job, Matthews teamed up with Bailey Middle School physical education teacher Stephanie Ford to apply for the Ride for Focus grant. “The goal of this program is to provide a healthy outlet for kids who are struggling,” Matthews explains. “This helps with their behavior and academic achievements.”  Working hard to get bikes in schools in North Carolina is Cathy Matthews, Advocacy Specialist with Spirited Cyclist in Huntersville, near Charlotte. Matthews has helped middle and elementary schools in her community implement the programs that Outride and Strider have to offer. Meet a dedicated group from North Carolina working hard to get bikes into schools. And the benefits aren’t limited just to the fun of riding, Ford explains. “Every student has a job during class such as safety, maintenance, teacher assistant, and technology, which includes wearing a GoPro while riding.” Students at Bailey Middle not only gain cycling skills, but also learn about collaboration and the work that goes into having a safe and fun ride. While I grew up with my own bike at home, many kids lack access and aren’t so fortunate. However, thanks to Outride’s Ride for Focus grants and Strider’s All Kids Bike program, bikes are being incorporated into physical education programs all over the country to give kids that feeling of freedom and confidence that we all need in our youth.  THE FREEDOM OF THE RIDEcenter_img Bailey Middle was awarded the grant in 2018 and used the funds to purchase bikes from Spirited Cyclist. “It was very exciting for us at Spirited Cyclist to build and deliver 21 brand new bikes to Bailey Middle school for their new bike program,” Matthews recalls. HONORING A FRIEND Between the funds raised through the GoFundMe and the connection to the Strider Foundation, Donna and her husband, Ed, were able to get Strider’s bikes and curriculum into three schools: Bruns Academy, Torrence Elementary, and Endhaven Elementary. Turner explains, “the longevity and impact of the program seemed ideally suited to have [Jeanette’s] passion live on.” After the success of this effort, Turner is just getting started. “We made the decision to try to raise additional funds to sponsor more schools. We’re partnering with Primal Brewery & Spirited Cyclist to host a benefit at Primal Brewery in Huntersville on March 21st,” Turner says. Bikes offer kids the opportunity to exercise, learn, and gain a sense of freedom and confidence, regardless of their home life or background. “Bikes are independence, confidence and fun all rolled into one,” Turner says. “We’ve seen how quickly the confidence grows, and how much fun a kid can have doing something [many of us] were blessed to have taken for granted. We’d love to see every kid have the opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time.” Matthews, Ford, and Turner all have shown that with some serious dedication and collaboration, getting bikes and cycling curriculum into schools is possible. With organizations like Strider and Outride working hard to team up with schools, bike shops, and everyday people, we could be looking at a future where all kids have access to ride a bike. Students at Bailey Middle School posing on their brand new Specialized Bikes. Matthews and the Spirited Cyclist team also helped get bikes into three Charlotte-area elementary schools by partnering with Donna Turner, a local who was moved to advocate for bikes in schools after the passing of a close friend who had a deep passion for cycling. “When J [Jeanette Martin] passed following a battle with breast cancer, I wanted to do something to keep her spirit and memory alive, so I started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for bikes [in schools]…” Turner explains. “We heard about the Strider Foundation through Spirited Cyclist… I reached out to [owner] James Good looking for direction on how to use the funds we had raised to honor the passing of [Martin] to bring bikes to kids in the community.” Any one of us who loves to bike had that moment when we took off the training wheels, finally kept our balance, and pedaled forward without ever looking back. Freedom at last. Biking gave me the independence, confidence, and coordination that I so craved for the six years leading up to that moment.  If you’re interested in advocating for bikes in schools, reach out to your nearest bike shop. Many bike shops have information on grants and programs that make bikes more accessible.last_img read more

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CUNA to take reg. relief message to Senate at Feb. 12 hearing

first_imgCUNA will testify at an upcoming U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on regulatory relief  scheduled for Feb. 12. The hearing will examine the effects of regulatory burden on credit unions and community banks. It will follow a Feb. 10 hearing on the same topic at which federal financial regulators–including the Natoinal Credit Union Administration–will testify.Wally Murray, president/CEO, Greater Nevada CU, Carson City, Nev., with $474 million in assets, will testify on CUNA’s behalf. Murray currently chairs the Nevada Credit Union League board, serves on CUNA’s examinations and supervision subcommittee and was nominated by CUNA to serve on the National Credit Union Administration’s revised risk-based capital proposal working group.Regulatory relief is a top priority for CUNA, from both the legislative and regulatory side. As  noted above and reported in Wednesday’s News Now , the Senate Banking Committee will hear from NCUA Director of Examination and Insurance Larry Fazio and federal and state bank regulators on Tuesday. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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