Channel 44 News: Voices Heard Ahead Of University Parkway WorkshopSEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017 JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANA On Monday, September 18th a forum will be held at the Griffin Center on the University of Southern campis to discuss plans for the University Parkway. According to a release from the Area Planning Commission, expected plans to increase sanitary sewers over the 5 mile stretch of road may lead to bigger developments.This development has gotten the community talking. Many residents who live along the corridor say they are in favor of keeping it how it is. The largely undeveloped land gives them plenty of space and less people. Those who are close to the USI border say there is already enough traffic when class lets out every hour.USI students spend a lot of time traversing the parkway as well. Some may say that young folks aren’t as concerned about safety, but that seemed to be one of their top priorities. Multiple students say that they would like to see the parkway better lit.The meeting takes place at the University of Southern Indiana’s Griffin Center Monday, September 18th from 6:00 to 7:30.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
March 2, 2021
PBS is currently working on a new documentary project dubbed American Epic, a three-part documentary series, with Jack White, T Bone Burnett, and Robert Redford as executive producers. American Epic explores early recording technology from the 1920’s and how it captured the sounds of some of the first musicians formative to the genres of blues, country, gospel, Hawaiian, Cajun, and folk music. Ahead of the premiere of the documentary series premiere on May 16th, a new clip has been released showing Jack White and the legendary hip-hop artist Nas performing on a modernized version of Memphis Jug Band’s 1928 song “On the Road Again.”Before going into their cover of the 1920’s blues song, which features Nas rapping over the traditional jug band sound, the short video also features interviews with the rapper. Nas speaks to the connection between modern rap music and 1920’s blues, saying, “The Memphis Jug Band — it sounds like something today. These guys are talking about women carrying guns, protecting their honor, chasing down some woman who’s done them dirty. This is not high-society black folks. This is the down-under, street, wild black folks that they’re singing about. And it’s the same as today — it’s the same as rap music today … This music from Memphis: They were rapping about street life and gangsta life and hustling — just a dark side of the world. It just goes to show me that rapping is a natural, poetic thing. It’s always been here. As long as there was English and black people, there was rap.”The series will also feature a full-length movie called The American Epic Sessions, during which various musicians come together to record on the primitive recording technology of the 1920’s. Artists to appear on The American Epic Sessions include Jack White, Beck, Elton John, Nas, Willie Nelson, the Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Los Lobos and Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, and the film will be released on June 6th.
September 18, 2020
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is to provide lighting and equipment for para-table tennis athletes training at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos, ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, gave the assurance when he visited the para- table tennis athletes currently camping at the Brai Ayonote Hostel at the National Stadium, Lagos.One of the athletes, Faith Obiora, complained of poor lighting at the training venue, leaking roofs as well as inadequate equipment.Dalung however promised the athletes that he will give immediate attention to the provision of equipment and lighting while the ministry will also fix the leaking roofs as soon as possible.“We are training against time because the Olympics is fast approaching. Although we haven’t been able to do much due to paucity of funds, we will do those things that need urgent attention. I have already directed that equipment for training should be acquired and it is expected that they’ll be available soon,” observed the minister.He charged the athletes to take their training programme seriously as the Olympics will be a battle ground for world champions.“Having qualified, you need to train very well because you’re going to face other qualifiers. Do your best in training and aspire to dominate your opponents during the games”.Super heavy weight boxer, Efe Ajagba, the only boxer to have qualified so far for the Olympics also proposed a training tour to enhance his skills. He complained of the poor state of the boxing ring and the floor of the gymnasium.The minister however assured him and other athletes that the next stage of camping will be outside the country. “Our camping will be in two phases. Since we’ve not been able to improve on our facilities, we will make use of what we have for the first stage which will soon be over before exposing you to the second phase which will be outside the country.“I believe that the state of our facilities will be better before the next Olympics. Do not be discouraged because all your sacrifices are for the country. I wish you well and we will consider training tours that will be of comparative advantage to all athletes,” Dalung assured the athletes.The minister had a fortnight ago visited athletes in camp during training at the Abuja National Stadium. They are para athletics, power-lifting , wrestling, weightlifting and athletics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
August 30, 2020
StumbleUpon MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Share Share Price management will become challenging for the betting industry as sports return to action, said NSoft Senior Sports Trader Igor Vasilj (pictured), because of the impact the enforced break has had on some of the information used to determine match odds.Vasilj has now spent more than six years with NSoft – a software solutions provider which provides both pre-match and in-play betting markets in cooperation with Betradar. He explained: “Price management has become challenging because the information used to determine odds, such as injuries and current form, has become quite scanty, affecting opening and closing lines.”Vasilj told SBC News that the role of a sports trader is a ‘dynamic job’, and one which requires constant adaptation to the challenges faced by the gambling industry – in this case COVID-19.NSoft has been proactive in using the period of reduced live sports to undergo what Vasilj calls ‘extensive polishing’. “The offer was enriched with new markets and, together with Betradar, a thorough analysis of clients’ businesses and VIP punters was performed,” he explained.Vasilj admitted that the period of intense sports action we are expected to see in the coming months will be an opportunity for punters to increase their bankroll, adding that players and traders will face a lot of novelties which open up great chances for sharp punters to develop their winning strategy.He also dismissed the idea that the priority of the trading team is to maximise profit, adding: “One of the key postulates of NSoft’s Trading team is the devotion to preserve sports integrity. It is not, as is often and wrongly perceived, to maximise profit and collect vigorish. “One important part of this integrity process is the fight against fraud and potential match-fixing. The protection of sports and all athletes is imperative, and consequently the protection of punters from putting their money on potentially rigged matches.”Vasilj also addressed what’s still to come for sports in 2020, a year that started with the successfully completed Australian Open tennis and Super Bowl – the ‘best possible overture’ to everything that was originally planned, including his ‘two biggest losers of the year’ – the Euros and Olympics.He bemoaned the fact that many championships had to be stopped “just a step away from the tense season finales”, instead making way for new, and wholly unexpected, main representatives for football in the betting market – Nicaragua, Belarus and Tajikistan.Vasilj finished by discussing the incredible rise of esports in the betting business. He said: “Classic esports like Counter Strike, League of Legends and Dota have finally found their way to the broader audience. “However, it has been perhaps more interesting to witness the success of sport-based video games played on various consoles – mostly FIFA, PES and NBA 2K. “These three games alone generate an average of more than 800 matches in the daily offer, which is an incredible achievement. Great organization has taken everything to a different level, and social networks and stream platforms have become commonplace. “Over the past six weeks, total esports revenue has been recorded as 17%; this percentage will certainly contribute to this type of entertainment remaining in focus in the post-pandemic era.”If the Euros and Olympics are the biggest losers for 2020, the biggest winner for Vasilj is undoubtedly esports, whose total wagers are projected to reach between $12 and $15 billion by the end of 2020, according to a report released by EveryMatrix.He concluded: “Although their main tournaments have also been postponed for next year, the industry has shown that it is extremely flexible and ready to do great things in a short period of time.”