Playa Vista – Woman Sentenced for 2014 Hit-and-Run Fatal Crash in Playa Vista

first_imgHomeBriefsPlaya Vista – Woman Sentenced for 2014 Hit-and-Run Fatal Crash in Playa Vista May. 18, 2019 at 5:40 amBriefsCrimeNewsPlaya Vista – Woman Sentenced for 2014 Hit-and-Run Fatal Crash in Playa Vistanews2 years agoBrittnee Monique CrawfordCase SA092302Fatal CrashLAPDlincoln boulevardLMUlos angeles county district attorney’s officePaul Kevin GrovePlaya Vista A woman was sentenced this week to six years in state prison for the hit-and-run death of a 62-year-old man five years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.Brittnee Monique Crawford, 28, entered a no contest plea on April 2 to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.The defendant ran over and killed pedestrian Paul Kevin Grover near Lincoln Boulevard and LMU Drive in Playa Vista on Jan. 9, 2014, prosecutors said. Evidence left at the scene led to charges being filed two years later but Crawford was not located until early 2018.Case SA092302 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.Submitted by Ricardo Santiago, District Attorney Public Information OfficerTags :Brittnee Monique CrawfordCase SA092302Fatal CrashLAPDlincoln boulevardLMUlos angeles county district attorney’s officePaul Kevin GrovePlaya Vistashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCitywide – SaMo Pride Announces Robust Calendar Of Family-friendly ProgrammingDistrict details efforts to curtail pesticide useYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agolast_img read more

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Briefly Noted: Shawnee Mission Post forum for Shawnee Mission School District school board candidates set for Saturday

first_imgThe district’s Center for Academic Achievement.Shawnee Mission Post forum for Shawnee Mission School District school board candidates set for Saturday. To give local voters a chance to hear the candidates discuss the most important issues facing their communities in person, the Shawnee Mission Post is hosting a forum for the candidates of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education ahead of November’s election. The forum takes places at Johnson County Library’s Central Resource branch, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, and will run from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Doors to the event will open at 9 a.m. You can RSVP to the event by clicking here.Former Shawnee daycare owner charged in alleged beating of 6-month-old. A 53-year-old home daycare owner in Shawnee faces criminal charges after a 6-month-old boy experienced a brain bleed and bruising. Katherine Konon has been charged with aggravated battery and causing great bodily harm. Konon is expected to appear in Johnson County District Court on Oct. 4. [Former Shawnee daycare owner arrested, charged after 6-month-old found severely beaten and vomiting — WDAF]Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization hosting second annual Resource Fair today. The Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization is hosting its second annual Resource Fair and Marketplace from 2 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. This event is coordinated in conjunction with the CDDO Council of Community Members. The goal of this event is to connect families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to community resources utilized by this population.last_img read more

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RWE delivers first LNG cargo to Great Britain

first_imgApproximately 150,000 m3 of LNG will be regasified through a Milford Haven LNG Terminal, located close to RWE’s 2,000megawatt Pembroke B gas-fired CCGT Power Station.The cargo was loaded from Sabine Pass Liquefaction Terminal in the Gulf of Mexico and transported by RWE Supply & Trading to Great Britain on the Gaslog Savannah LNG carrier. Source: RWEOnce regasified, the LNG will meet a significant proportion of any gas consumption needs of Pembroke Power Station. Typically, Pembroke burns 8,000,000 m3 of natural gas a day, therefore, one LNG cargo can meet almost half of Pemvroke’s monthly consumption.last_img

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Two UWF Argos have Earned AVCA All-American Honors

first_imgDecember 10, 2019Division II AVCA All-American TeamsWest Florida All-American Awards LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced the 38th annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball. This year the Argos have two players selected for All-American Honors.Jordyn Poppen, West Florida, OH, Sr.Stats: 3.39 K/S, .246 Hitting %, 3.38 D/SShe is the seventh AVCA All-American for West Florida and the fourth AVCA All-American Third Team. For UWF all of their AVCA All-Americans have come since 2007, none before.This season Poppen has left it all on the court for her team and her senior year. When being asked about her success throughout the season and winning awards, she has always responded with, “The awards are nice, but they are not the goal or the focus. I care more about the winning and my team then I do about the records.” Poppen is an all around leader and people have noticed.This season, Poppen has earned 2019 AVCA All-Region team selection, D2CCA All-South Region First Team selection, for the first time in UWF history, D2CCA All-South Region Player of the Year, First Team All-GSC and GSC Player of the Year. She has been GSC Offensive Player of the Week, earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team at Pacer Invitational, Springhill Suites Invitational and was on the All-Tournament Team for the 2019 GSC Tournament along with being the tournament’s MVP. Poppen has earned 22 double-doubles this season. Veresia Yon, West Florida, MB, RS-Fr.Stats: 2.83 K/S, .337 Hitting %, 1.11 B/S, 142 TBShe is the tenth AVCA All- American Honorable Mention for West Florida in program history. This is the fifth year in a row where the Argos have had a player earn this honor since 2015.To receive this honor is outstanding on it’s own, but to do this as a Freshman only tells you what kind of player and person Yon is. The potential she has to continue to succeed is right in front of her and like Poppen, she plays for the team.This season, Yon has earned 2019 AVCA All-Region team selection, D2CCA All-South Region First Team selection, All-GSC First Team, and has won GSC Freshman of the Week three times this season. Yon has broken the UWF school record for blocks in a single season with 142 blocks. There have been 11 matches in the season where Yon hit above  .400 already placing herself in the UWF Record books yet again as a Freshman.The 2019 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division II All-America Committee: Flip Piontek – Central Missouri (chairperson), Laurie Lokash – Slippery Rock (Atlantic Region), Chris Herron – Washburn (Central Region), John Titus – Caldwell (East Region), Wick Colchagoff – Findlay (Midwest Region), Mika Robinson – Rollins (South Region), Chuck Waddington – Angelo State (South Central), Jackie Buchanan – Chowan (Southeast), Chris Green (West Region).How to Follow the Argos: For complete information on UWF Volleyball, follow the team on Twitter at @UWFVolleyball and on Instagram at @UWFVolleyball.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Spring Lake girls lacrosse team thumps Hudsonville, 19-3

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What’s On: Local events and activities

first_imgWhat’s On is a calendar for non-profit organizations in Chatham-Kent. Events are published space permitting. To have your event published, email to [email protected] 27: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Aug. 28: Open euchre every Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 20 Dupuis St., Tilbury, at 2:30 p.m. Dinner available following the game. Kitchen is open Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 519-682-0633.Aug. 28: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 28: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, for a game of Pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Aug. 29: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham Starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Aug. 30: Dan Knight playing from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Blenheim branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.Aug. 30: Movies in the Park at 7 p.m. at Mitchell’s Bay Memorial Park. CKRecreation Play Rangers will have plenty of games and equipment for children of all ages. Admission is free and movies start at dusk, weather permitting.Aug. 30: Come to the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner is from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Choice of liver and onions, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Aug. 31: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring the Southlanders. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 1: Annual Homecoming Worship Service at North Buxton Community Church, 21991 A.D. Shadd Rd., North Buxton at 3 p.m. Featuring music by the Buxton Youth Choir, Moore Bros. Band, Camryn Dudley, Manoaha Jenner, Friends of Buxton Male Choir and Jody Hall, orator. Everyone welcome.Sept. 2: Sunday Evening in the Park service, with Rev. Joe Krohn and music by Julian and Bonnie George, at Jackson Park, Dresden, 7 p.m. Organized by the Dresden and District Christian Ministerial Association. Rain location at Dresden Community Church, Highway 21 south, Dresden.Sept. 2: Come and celebrate Labour Day and play bingo, at the Blenheim branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 7 p.m., Jackpot is $200.Sept. 3: Love to sing and want to be blessed each week? Then come and celebrate all things musical with Jubilee Chorus, an interdenominational choir, on Tuesday nights. No experience necessary, no auditions required. First practice to launch the 59th season is Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William St., Chatham. Two concerts planned, Dec. 8 and one in the end of May. Call Cynthia Luimes at 519-397-3318 if you need more information.Sept. 3: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 3: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring The Mule starring Clint Eastwood. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 4: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 4: Interfaith Caring Kitchen at St. Ursula Church, 205 Tweedsmuir Ave. West, Chatham. A nutritious supper will be served between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Families are welcome and there is no charge.Sept. 4: Patricia M. Productions Fashion Show at Rossini’s Restaurant, 634 Grand Ave. East, Chatham (519-352-2920). Supporting the Salvation Army Chatham-Kent. Fashions by The Loft.Sept. 4: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, for a game of pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 5: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Branch 642 Ladies Auxiliary will be holding the monthly bingo starting at 7 p.m. Kitchen will open at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 6: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Sept. 6: Meal and fun darts at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Choice of spaghetti with meat sauce, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 7: Back to the Future Show and Shine in Thamesville’s downtown, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by the Sertoma Club and TIA. For more information, call Art at 519-359-1111, or [email protected] Sept. 7: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets. Chatham, meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring The Marquis. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 8: Classic Country Music Jamboree at the Merlin Legion from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes and/or singing voice. Delicious five-piece perch dinner available at 5 p.m. Call 519-476-5870 for more details.Sept. 8: Walk-It Parkinson’s walk at Kingston Park in Chatham. To donate or register, to go walkit.ca or call 1-888-851-7376.Sept. 9: The Chatham-Kent Film Group presents “The Last Black Man in San Francisco at Galaxy Cineplex at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10 at the door, or a year’s subscription can be bought for $50. 519-359-8455.Sept. 9: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday kitchen hours 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 9: Chatham Kent Christian Men’s Choir inviting men who like to sing four-part harmony to their practices, starting Sept. 9 at First Reformed Church, 632 Lacroix St., Chatham, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. No auditions required. Choir has existed for 18 years, singing at nursing homes, retirement homes and church services. Two concerts planned so far – on behalf of the Hospice on Oct. 19 and on behalf of Hope Haven on Dec. 7. Both will be held at First Presbyterian Church, downtown Chatham. For more information, call choir director Barb Sargent at 519-352-6987 or George Flikweert at 519-354-7974.Sept. 10: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 10: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring Rocketman starring Taron Egerton. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 11: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 11: Are you a landlord who wants to attract the best tenants? The Chatham-Kent Landlord Association is Presenting RentCheck, Canada’s leading housing screening organization. Learn about screening, credit and tenant history checks and ethics. The session is free but registration is required – email [email protected] Sept. 11: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, for a game of pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 12: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 13: Kent Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society holding presentation of Fruits of Perseverance: The French Presence in the Detroit River 1701-1815. Historian, author and Assistant Professor of History and Director, Detroit River Border Region Digital History Project, University of Windsor, Guillaume Teasdale, will share the significant role the early French settlers played in the occupation of land along both sides of the Detroit River between the 1730s and 1750s. Presentation held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7 p.m. Parking available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.Sept. 13: Meal and fun darts at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner is from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Choice of barbecued chicken leg, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 14: The Ridgetown Horticultural Society’s “Rainbow of Colour” Flower Show will be held at the Erie Street United Church. Everyone is welcome to enter – entries for youth and adult divisions accepted between 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Public viewing from noon until 3 p.m. For more information call 519-674-3493.Sept. 14: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring the Barker Storey and Wicks. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 16: Br. 642 Royal Canadian Legion, William at Colborne Street, Chatham, will be holding activities all week in honour of Legion Week. Afternoon euchre will start at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration for evening euchre will be at 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. start. There is a $5 entry fee for the evening euchre. Everyone welcome.Sept. 17: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 17: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring Shazam! starring Zachery Levi. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 18: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 18: Fall Fashion Tour evening and fashion show, 6 p.m. at the Ten Seven Cafe & Lounge, 595 St. Clair St., Chatham. Limited seating, call for tickets at 226-996-9759. Supporting Outreach for Hunger.Sept. 18: Ridgetown Horticultural Society invites you to “Traditional Medicinal Plants” with guest speaker Theresa Johnson from Delaware Nation. Join us at Erie Street United Church in Ridgetown at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 519-784-2548.Sept. 18: Legion Week continues at Br. 642 Legion, William and Colborne street, Chatham, with afternoon pepper starting at 1 p.m. If you like euchre or darts, Br. 642 Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Sports Night in the evening with registration at 6:30 p.m., play starting at 7 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 19: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Legion Week continues with an open house and appreciation night starting at 7 p.m. Come out and play trivia, win prizes and enjoy wine and cheese. Everyone welcome.Sept. 20: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Sept. 20: Meal and fun darts at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Choice of meat loaf, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Br. 642 Legion members will only pay $5 for the meat loaf in appreciation of Legion Week. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 20: Annual Boxes & Blankets Homelessness Awareness and Fundraising event to support Chatham Hope Haven. Pledge forms available at 183 Wellington St. West or online atchathamhopehaven.com . Come experience sleeping on the street from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Register so enough boxes can be made available. Call 519-351-4010 for more information.Sept. 21: “City of Stars” gala dinner and show at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham will feature live music and entertainment by Devon Hansen and guest stars from previous Saturdays at 7 concerts. You will enjoy delightful appetizers beginning at 5:30 p.m., a delicious buffet meal accompanied by a glass of wine at 6:45 p.m., followed by a marvelous selection of desserts. Proceeds go to St. Andrew’s United Church “Join the Journey” Building Restoration Fund. Tickets, $100 with a $45 tax receipt, are available from the church office. Tables for 8 can be reserved for $750. Deadline for tickets is Sept. 15. For additional information check www.standrewschatham.org or call 519-352-0010.Sept. 21: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring Don & Bonnie. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 21: Family History Fair at the Chatham branch of the public library, Queen Street, Chatham, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free full-day family history fair, co-hosted by the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Chatham-Kent Public Library. Presentations, exhibitors, tours, research assistance, children’s activities, DNA kits and door prizes. Everyone welcome.Sept. 23: Wellworth and Agmedica will be at the Active Lifestyle Centre in Chatham from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for an information session on Cannabis 101. The informative session will educate you on the benefits and uses of Cannabis. Registration is required and a nurse practitioner will be on site to assist attendees with their service needs. Call the Centre to book your seat at 519-352-5633, as space is limited.Sept. 23: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 24: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Two-person euchre starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 24: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 25: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 25: Chatham-Kent Retired Women Teachers will meet at Charing Cross United Church at 11:30 a.m. A speaker will follow a hot roast beef meal. All former women teachers are welcome. For information, call 519-352-6025.Sept. 25: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets Chatham, for a game of pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 26: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 27: Come to the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Choice of liver and onions, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 28: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring The Roses. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 30: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Oct. 2: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 2, 3, 4: Active Lifestyle Centre’s Fall Book Sale. Hundreds of topics to choose from and the early bird gets the best selection. Something for everyone.Oct. 4: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Oct. 5: Active Lifestyle Centre Fall Yard Sale. If you have items to sell, call the Centre at 519-352-5633 to book a table or two.Oct. 9: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 12: Make Cornhusk Creatures at the Chatham branch of the public library, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. Call the Children’s Room at 519-354-2940 ext. 4847 for more information.Oct. 16: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 18: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Oct. 19: Chatham-Kent CWL presents Dueling Pianos, with Kay Oh Chay, at the Spirit and Life Centre, 184 Wellington St. West, Chatham. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with chicken and rib dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Includes cash bar; event is for participants 19 and older. Tickets are $40 each. For tickets, call 519-809-4165 or email [email protected] Oct. 23: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 24: Active Lifestyle Centre is host for a Financial Literacy Workshop for Seniors. This free workshop, in collaboration with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, is inter-active and needs based and open to all older adults across Chatham-Kent. If you are retiring, perhaps downsizing, estate planning, living with a disability, a victim of Fraud, and living on a budget and so onthis workshop is for you! Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 to save your spot.Oct. 30: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 1: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Nov. 6: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 9: 1000 Paper Cranes is the goal at the Chatham branch of the public library. Drop in to fold your paper crane as we wish for peace. Registration is not required. Call the Children’s Room at 519-354-2940 ext. 4847 for more information.Nov. 13: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 14: The Active Lifestyle Centre day trip to Brantford to see the Walters Family Christmas show with special guest, Jim Whitter. Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 for more details.Nov. 15: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Nov. 17: Ridgetown annual Bazaar Confederation Chapter IODE, Youth Centre, Ebenezer Street, Ridgetown, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Christmas treats, food, gifts. Tea room and lunch available.Nov. 20: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 22: The Active Lifestyle Centre day trip to Petrolia to see their annual Starbright Christmas Extravaganza. Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 for more details.Nov. 23: Active Lifestyle Centre, Chatham, presents their Silver and Gold Christmas Dinner Dance. Gourmet dinner and dancing with the Shake Band and wine tasting with Early Acres Estate Winery along with a silent auction and door prizes . Tables of eight available at a reduced rate for small businesses or your group of eight friends. Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 for details.Nov. 27: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 29: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Dec. 4: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 11: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 13: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Dec. 18: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 27: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.last_img read more

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Program on the rise: Stratford girls basketball looks to turn a good start into a great finish

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — The Stratford girls basketball team’s 7-2 start to the season may be surprising to some but not to the Tigers.Stratford started the season 6-0 before suffering conference home losses to Auburndale and Wisconsin Rapids Assumption during the last two weeks.Second-year coach Tammie Christopherson has high hopes for the Tigers this season but knows there is still plenty of work to do.The Tigers cleared one hurdle toward becoming a top-tier team in the Marawood Conference South by beating Wausau Newman Catholic on the road on Dec. 10, but a 10-point loss to Auburndale and a turnover-plagued 57-30 defeat to Assumption on Monday have showed they are not quite there.“We’re a program that’s been building and rising,” Christopherson said. “I tell the girls we’re a good program. We want to be a great program. In order to be a great program, we have to beat these teams at the top of the Marawood. We’re sick and tired of being fourth or fifth, we want to climb out of that.“We’re heading in the right direction, but we’re not there yet. It’s a long season. I have all the confidence that we can figure this out and we can come back stronger the next time. The beauty of the Marawood is we get see these teams all over again.”Stratford has a roster filled with juniors and sophomores. The only senior is 5-foot-11 center Marissa Cepress.Juniors Macie Frueh and Tianna Hughes are each averaging 10 points a game, and Cepress, Savannah Schillinger, and Casey Kolbeck—the other three starters in the Tigers’ lineup—have also scored in double figures in at least one game this season.“We’re a small team, and that does hurt us sometimes,” Christopherson said. “We do get scoring from a lot of different places, and I think that is probably our biggest strength right now. We have to develop an inside game. We can’t rely solely on living and dying by the 3-point line. Slowly but surely we’re creeping into the inside game a little more.”The Tigers, 2-2 in the Marawood South, have games against Pittsville and Marathon coming up before beginning their second time through the conference slate. Christopherson said the team needs to continue to work hard and improve, especially in the mental part of the game.“We’re still young. My goal is that we keep getting better,” Christopherson said. “My first three people off the bench are sophomores. I see growth in them too. We have to keep building. This conference is absolutely insane. There’s no off night in the Marawood, but I guess I wouldn’t have it any other way.”Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]last_img read more

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African art scene blooms in South Africa

first_imgArtist David Koloane attends the 2013 Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg. (Image: Turbine Art Fair)• Ross Douglas Founder and directorArtlogic+27 11 447 3868• Jade MacCallumMarketing ManagerTurbine Art Fair+27 11 575 3698• Liza Dyason ProducerCape Town Art Fair+27 21 674 5644Lucille DavieThe African contemporary art scene is blooming in South Africa, with one fair going into its seventh year, and two others having a second showing this year.The longest-running of them, the FNB Joburg Art Fair, is planning its seventh splash in August this year in Sandton, in the northern suburbs of the city of gold. “As we sit down to plan for the seventh edition of the FNB Joburg Art Fair, we are very excited to [get] feedback on what a pivotal year 2013 was for the African contemporary art scene,” says Ross Douglas, the director and founder of Artlogic, the company that initially conceived the idea.In 2013, 33 galleries participated, with groups in Mozambique, Nigeria and Zimbabwe showcasing work, while galleries in England, France, Germany and Spain took floor space too. Douglas says sales were up 25%, with R20-million raked in. Some 10 000 visitors attended the fair, which was held in September.Artlogic was founded by Douglas in 2004, with its first venture a production of William Kentridge’s 9 Films for Projection, shown in South Africa and New York, as well as The Magic Flute. Artlogic also produces the FoodWineDesign Fair, and the Winter Sculpture Fair, held in the scenic surrounds of the Nirox Foundation sculpture park, in the Cradle of Humankind, some 40km north-west of Johannesburg.Douglas says that the Joburg Art Fair is now on the international art calendar, and the 2013 edition secured interviews on German National Radio, Deutsche Welle, Monocle, Art Tactic and the AMA newsletter. There were also six African pavilions at the Venice Biennale 2013, he adds, and the Golden Lion for the best national pavilion was awarded to Angola.Two new art fairs“While we [had] been pioneers for five years, 2013 saw no fewer than two new art fairs in South Africa.” The first Cape Town Art Fair took place in October, with the second planned for late February this year. And the first Turbine Art Fair, in Newtown in downtown Joburg, took place in July; the second is planned for July this year.In total, 28 South African galleries were represented in Newtown, with the aim to create a platform for aspiring art collectors to buy art, says Jade MacCallum, the marketing manager of the Forum Company, which conceived and organised the event. A ceiling of R25 000 was set for the artworks.“The project was started by The Forum with the purpose to educate, include and excite people about the wonderful world of art, people [who] wouldn’t ordinarily be exposed to art or galleries. Sharing art experiences enables us to live out our passion and create opportunities,” says MacCallum. Some 3 000 people attended the two-day event, and she says the organisers are satisfied that they achieved their aim.The second Cape Town Art Fair takes place at the start of the year in which Cape Town is World Design Capital (WDC). “WDC is a biannual honour, awarded by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design, to cities across the globe to show their commitment using design as a social, cultural and economic development tool,” indicate the organisers of the fair, Fiero Milano Africa.In all, 40 galleries took stands at the first Cape Town fair, most of which were from the city. Asked why it took Cape Town so long to have an art fair, Liza Dyason, the event producer, said: “I’m uncertain why it took so long… the idea seems obvious. Until now it was felt that the market was primarily Joburg-based but with the enormous developments and investments going into art and design in the Mother City, the [Cape Town Art Fair] was seen as an important addition to the events that are planned, especially with Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 in mind.”Fiera Milano Africa director Louise Cashmore says: “The success of the first fair in 2013 clearly illustrated that the time was right for Cape Town to host an art fair of this nature. Cape Town is an international city and home to many of the country’s leading contemporary artists, curators and galleries.”Other spin-offsAnother spin-off was the 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair, held in London in October 2013. Artists from Tanzania, Mali, Angola and Benin exhibited, and galleries from Equatorial New Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, and South Africa took stands. Alongside these galleries were several European dealers who have an interest in work from Africa: Milan’s Galleria Continua, London’s Jack Bell and Berlin’s Mikael Andersen, among others.In November, the announcement of the first major private art museum in Africa was made: the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will open in late 2016 in Cape Town. Jochen Zeitz has committed his collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora in perpetuity as the museum’s founding collection. Not only will he underwrite the running costs of the museum, but he will provide “a substantial acquisition budget to allow the museum to acquire new important artworks over time to remain on the edge of contemporary cultural production”, according to a statement by the V&A Waterfront, his partner in the venture.The museum will focus on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting “cutting edge contemporary art”. It will be housed in the historic Grain Silo at the V&A Waterfront, with the V&A committing over R500-million to the development. “Built in 1921, and at 57m tall, the Grain Silo remains an icon of the Cape Town skyline. This investment will further the development of art in Africa and acknowledges the important cultural and financial contribution the visual arts sector makes.”Around the time of the announcement, Zeitz said: “Over the last two decades, Africa has played an important role in both my professional and private life. My collection has been strategically built over many years specifically with the goal to create an internationally relevant public contemporary art museum in Africa. After considering many cities across Africa, I am excited to partner with the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. It is an iconic location in an iconic city, and will be situated in a historic landmark building. This will make my collection accessible to local, national, continental and international audiences.”Douglas says that this year, more galleries from Africa and Europe will participate in the Joburg Art Fair, but the core theme will remain African. England, France, Germany, Mozambique, Nigeria, Spain and Zimbabwe will be represented, and so far 33 galleries have confirmed their attendance, 11 of which are new to the event.“One of Artlogic’s primary aims with the FNB Joburg Art Fair is to grow the audience for art from Africa,” he says.last_img read more

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Making Sense of the “New iPhone” Rumors

first_imgThe new iPhone, expected to launch sometime in Q3 2011, will be “thinner and lighter” than the iPhone 4, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the situation. It will also include an 8-megapixel camera – a big step up from the 5-megapixel camera now in the iPhone 4, claims the paper.While the 8-megapixel camera has been reported by numerous sources, the design itself is still in question. Last month, for example, Bloomberg said the new iPhone would “closely resemble” the iPhone 4. And in May, This is my Next… reported the iPhone would sport a teardrop-shaped design. What’s really going on?What’s going on is that no one knows. New design, same design, thinner, lighter, teardrop-shaped? Everything’s in full “rumor” territory until Apple CEO Steve Jobs steps on stage and holds up the new device for the world to see.That being said, when comparing all the reports in aggregate, some trends can be seen.Biggest Rumors So FarFor starters, in the Journal report, an unnamed component supplier stated that Apple’s sales estimates for the next iPhone were aggressive – Apple told them to prepare for 25 million units by year end. But two other sources cautioned that the new iPhone is “complicated and difficult to assemble,” which could prove challenging for Hon Hai, the global assembler for Apple products. And what makes a phone complicated to assemble? Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou said it was because some of the devices it handles are “so thin,” explains The Journal, referring to something Gou said at the company’s annual meeting in June.For what it’s worth, the iPhone 5 (if that’s what it will be called) described by The Journal could confirm both the This is my Next… report of a teardrop-shaped phone as well as an earlier BGR report which states that the next iPhone will not be “an upgraded iPhone 4 as had been previously rumored.” Instead, said BGR, it will sport a “radical new case design.”At the time, BGR didn’t have any news on what that case design would be, but referenced the This is my Next… blog post as one possibility.  And Joshua Topolsky of This is my Next.., formerly of Engadget, had reported all the way back in January that the next iPhone would be “completely redesigned,” according to his sources.While it’s entirely possible that all the sources referenced are just the machinations of Apple PR, the trend does seem to point to a new look for the new iPhone. At least, that’s what we’re hoping for, especially considering all the drama over “antennagate” with the iPhone 4. Oh, had you all forgotten that? But of course the new iPhone will be redesigned – Apple doesn’t want to go through that again! Image credit, mockup: This is My Next… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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Kerry Washington Launches Major New Domestic Violence Campaign

first_imgEmmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress and advocate Kerry Washington has joined with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence and the critical role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence situations.Kerry Washington designed the 2014 purple purse to raise awareness about domestic violence and financial abuse.Washington is serving as the national ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the signature initiative that gets Americans motivated to combat domestic violence.Washington’s role as ambassador includes designing a limited-edition purple purse that will be distributed among community leaders, Allstate agency owners, Purple Purse community partners that work directly with survivors, celebrities and media to raise awareness for the cause. The purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain and purple is the color of national domestic violence awareness. The Allstate Foundation is also distributing Purple Purse charms through Purple Purse Challenge participants to attach to a bag or purse and show support year-round. Washington also filmed a special Public Service Announcement featuring the purse and creating a call to action for Americans to get informed and involved.Video: Kerry Washington Purple Purse PSA“A purse is where a woman’s power lives. I am really proud of this bag, and having the opportunity to design a fashion statement that carries such an important message,” said Washington. “Financial control is almost always a weapon of choice for abusers because when a victim’s access to cash is taken away or her credit is destroyed or even her employment is jeopardized, it becomes nearly impossible for her to leave.”“The Allstate Foundation wants to make it acceptable — even fashionable — to talk about domestic violence. Only by pulling back the curtain and getting involved can we ensure that victims can escape to a safer and brighter future,” said Tom Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of Allstate. “It shouldn’t take a high-profile incident in the news for us to rise up and take a stand against domestic violence. For far too long, this issue has remained in the shadows. We need to stop enabling criminals – by not letting money be a weapon of choice that, when combined with physical abuse, becomes a living nightmare for so many women in America.”The Allstate Foundation also released the results of a survey, Silent Weapon: Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse, to understand the attitudes Americans have about violence in relationships and the financial control that usually accompanies physical abuse.Findings from the survey include:• Nearly eight in 10 Americans (78 percent) say they have not heard much about financial abuse as it relates to domestic violence. Additionally, Americans think that financial abuse is the least likely (3 percent) form of abuse to be recognized by an outsider. • Sixty-five percent don’t believe that their family or friends would know if they were in a financially abusive relationship and 70 percent can’t say they would know how to help them. • Only 39 percent of women have taken steps in their own relationship to protect themselves from financial abuse. • Hispanics (51 percent) and African Americans (49 percent) are twice as likely to see domestic violence as a serious problem among people they know than their white, non-Hispanic counterparts (25 percent). • Hispanic parents (58 percent) and African American parents (52 percent) have discussed domestic violence more frequently than white non-Hispanic parents (43 percent).For additional information on the survey visit www.purplepurse.com.To raise more awareness, The Allstate Foundation is encouraging the public to participate in a Purple Purse Challenge by donating to local nonprofit organizations that support financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors. The Challenge is already underway at PurplePurse.com and has raised nearly $500,000. The Allstate Foundation will contribute nearly $650,000 in incentive funding and direct grants to participating organizations in the Challenge. The more donations each nonprofit collects, the more incentive funding the organization can compete to win from The Allstate Foundation. The Challenge continues through Oct. 3, 2014.Visit PurplePurse.com to learn more about domestic violence and financial abuse as well as how to start conversations about this important topic. For immediate assistance with a dangerous situation, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799 SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation Domestic Violence Program has empowered domestic violence survivors with resources, knowledge and skills they need to achieve financial empowerment and a life free from abuse. Since its inception, the program has helped nearly 400,000 domestic violence survivors leave abusive relationships through financial education, job training and readiness and microenterprise programs.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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