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Betsson to end NetPlay TV deals and close London office

first_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th December 2018 | By contenteditor Long-standing contracts with ITV and Channel 5 to expire in the coming year, but online brands SuperCasino Jackpot247 will continue AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betsson to end NetPlay TV deals and close London office Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Tech & innovation Betsson has confirmed that its NetPlay subsidiary will not be renewing its television contracts with UK broadcasters ITV and Channel 5 as it prepares to close the division’s London office.Betsson is to close its underperforming subsidiary’s office in London, with approximately 40 employees told their roles are under consultation for the next 12 months. Staff have been spoken to collectively and individually about opportunities at the company’s Malta office.NetPlay’s online brands SuperCasino, Jackpot247 and Vernons will be maintained following the office closure, with responsiblity for their operation transferred to Betsson’s Malta office.However, the long-standing agreements to broadcast interactive gaming programmes SuperCasino on Channel 5 and Jackpot247 on ITV – which carried over when Betsson bought NetPlay for £26m (€29m/$33m) in March 2017 – will come to an end in 2019.“We have taken the decision not to renew with the TV channels,” Roderick Spiteri, Betsson’s head of external relations, told “After the TV contracts expire we will move the operations to our Malta office and keep operating the brands from there.”NetPlay first partnered with Channel 5 in 2009, then ITV in 2010. SuperCasino and Jackpot247 air each night for around two hours on the free-to-air channels.NetPlay delisted from the London Stock Exchange following Betsson’s acquisition in early 2017. At the time then-Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson said the deal is “a good example of our strategy to acquire subscale operators where integration with Betsson’s systems and processes can realise synergies”.In its H1 interim report, Betsson said NetPlay had a negative impact on operating income, with the business, and that of Premier Casino, posting a loss of SEK53.5m (€5.2m/$6.0m) in the first quarter of the year.Despite this, Spiteri said Betsson is still confident it can make a success of the NetPlay brands.“The performance is on the lower side of our expectations however we always had a long-term outlook for the brands and believe we will eventually be able to bring up the performance,” he said.The end of the TV deals are the latest decisive steps taken by Betsson since it commenced its ‘back on track’ strategy following a series of poor financial performances.At the start of this year Betsson announced around 160 redundancies at its Malta headquarters as part of a plan to save SEK50-60m annually. Following a focus on product enhancement and marketing rather than M&A, the company announced an increase  in revenue and profit for the third quarter, thanks to improved betting and casino performance across Europe and the key Nordics region.The company is now preparing for its launch in the re-regulated Swedish market after obtaining a five-year licence.“Sweden is the big one for us in 2019,” Spiteri said. “M&A remains on hold in the main for now, as we focus intently on our existing products and the back on track plan.“Efficiency is the keyword in our back on track plan. We have been working towards increasing efficiency and performance in several parts of the company, most notably the product and marketing area.” Email Addresslast_img read more

PlayStar names former Catena Media chief as CEO

first_imgHellberg also had a spell as CEO of Nordic Gaming Group (NordicBet), which was later acquired by Betsson Group. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Catena Media PlayStar Per Hellberg Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People moves PlayStar names former Catena Media chief as CEO Hellberg led Catena Media as chief executive from March 2018 to January this year, when he was replaced by Göran Blomberg. “In PlayStar I see a challenger brand that has what it takes, both in terms of product and management team, to become a major player in the US market as it continues to roll out,” Hellberg said. Online casino start-up PlayStar Casino has appointed Per Hellberg, previously of affiliate giant Catena Media, as chief executive.center_img Topics: People People moves Read the full story on iGB North America. Prior to this, he served as CEO and chairman of Readly, taking the business from start-up and putting it on the path to being listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm. Regions: US In his new role, Hellberg will spearhead PlayStar’s US expansion plans, with the brand due to launch in New Jersey before the end of the year and additional state roll-outs planned for next year. 8th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Email Addresslast_img read more

National Foods Holdings Limited ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ochoalcubo: Japan + Chile

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard A second stage for the project was then thought up, one which included a group of international architects, including Rick Joy, Guillaume Jullian, Kazuyo Sejima and Toyo Ito. From this stage, the White O house by Toyo Ito was the only one built so far.And then something huge happened: an 8.8 earthquake hit Chile, and together with a following tsunami, took many cities to the ground. A year later, a similar earthquake shocked Japan, and the tsunami caused tremendous devastation. Both countries were united by a common catastrophe, where architecture was key for the relief and rebuilding efforts.Seeing how Japan faced this catastrophe, Eduardo felt that something could be done to reunite both cultures, and asked his friend Toyo Ito to help him reunite a group of 8 outstanding Japanese architects to join him on ochoalcubo, together with 8 Chilean architects to design the next stages of the project.Save this picture!Master plan discussion © Courtesy of OchoalcuboAfter an intense trip to Tokyo, Eduardo and Toyo-san were able to convince some of Japan’s (and the world’s) most innovative architects: Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa, Kengo Kuma, Junga Ishigami, Sou Fujimoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Akihisa Hirata and Onishi + Hyakuda. In Chile, a mix of young and established practices also accepted the invitation: Izquierdo Lehmann, Cristian Undurraga, Guillermo Acuña, Alejandro Aravena, Felipe Assadi, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, HLPS and Max Nuñez.Save this picture!Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow) and Alejandro Aravena (Elemental) © Courtesy of OchoalcuboThe idea was to design 8 + 8 houses in the Chilean coast, under a master plan designed by urbanist Roberto Moris. For this, the Japanese practices have been traveling to Chile, to visit a fantastic site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, close to Los Vilos, where the “8Quebradas” (Eight Cliffs) project will be located.Save this picture!Early models © Courtesy of ochoalcuboBut the spirit of the project is to open architecture and give access to architects, so ochoalcubo has teamed with several architecture schools. Chilean students have had the chance not only to attend lectures by these Japanese architects, but also to participate in workshops led by them, even generating possibilities for the best students to do internships in Japan with these architects, having a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their horizons. In this way,Eduardo’s dream of opening architecture and generating opportunities for young architects has come to reality, and paved the way for better architecture in Chile.Nanne de Ru Appointed Director of The BerlageArchitecture NewsSan Sebastián School / Tidy ArquitectosSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this authorDavid BasultoAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousingChileAkihisa HirataSou Fujimoto ArchitectsRyue NishizawaOchoalcuboRyue Nishizawa and Kazuyo SejimaMaki OnishiToyo ItoCecilia PugaKazuyo SejimaAtelier Bow-WowJunya Ishigami + AssociatesCite: David Basulto. “Ochoalcubo: Japan + Chile” 15 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Ochoalcubo: Japan + ChileSave this articleSaveOchoalcubo: Japan + Chile Ochoalcubo: Japan + Chile Architecture News “COPY”center_img Save this picture!Sou Fujimoto and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow) at the Ochoquebradas site © Courtesy of Max NuñezWritten by David BasultoMay 15, 2013 Share ArchDaily CopyIn Chile, a very special project is being developed.Eduardo Godoy, a design impresario who started his business in Chile in the ’80s, has always been an advocate for design and architecture in the country. In Chile, more than 40 schools of architecture have flooded the market, but the ever-growing number of professionals has had a relatively small impact on Chilean cities. Seeing the almost infinite landscape of cookie-cutter housing in the suburbs, Godoy asked himself: why not break this model into smaller pieces, each designed by a particular architect, each an opportunity for a young professional? With this in mind, and to foster the appreciation for architects, Eduardo and his team at Interdesign started a project called “Ochoalcubo” (Eight-Cubed). His original idea was to make 8 projects, with 8 buildings designed each by 8 architects, to create developments where the singularity of each piece was key, in order to demonstrate how the individuality of the architect could result in good architecture.Save this picture!Ochoalcubo House by Sebastian Irarrazaval © Cristobal PalmaThe project started with 8 houses on the Chilean coast. Four designed by renowned local architects, and four by young, up and coming (at that time) architects, including names that resonate in the international architecture scene, such as Mathias Klotz, Sebastian Irarrazaval, Cecilia Puga and Smiljan Radic. The result was eight houses where the architects had total freedom, including the interior decoration and furniture. The project became a laboratory of architecture, and young architects and students flocked to these houses to learn directly from them. Then ochoalcubo understood its role in an educational aspect. In Chile, not many people have the opportunity to travel, an important part of an architect’s training. So what if Godoy could invite the architects that were advancing the profession, the ones whose work you have to visit at some point of your life, and have their works here in Chile, at the end of the World, for the local architects and, especially, students to visit and learn from. 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Oggi / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

first_img Oggi / Makoto Yamaguchi Design Photographs Apartments Japan ArchDaily Oggi / Makoto Yamaguchi DesignSave this projectSaveOggi / Makoto Yamaguchi Design Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyApartments•Japan Area:  377 m² Area:  377 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: Makoto Yamaguchi Design Area Area of this architecture project Year:  2013 photographs:  Koichi TorimuraPhotographs:  Koichi TorimuraSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. The client’s family owns this land in this residential district over a hundred years. Their successive houses have always been a major scenery, attractive in this town. When the client decided to replace the last house made of wood with a new apartment building made of reinforced concrete structures, the client naturally hoped it be a design which would contribute to the townscape as same as the design of the previous houses had done on this site. The previous houses shared an unceasing inspiration and developed a tradition of using red bricks for the boundary walls and having a beautiful Japanese garden. We decided to continue the tradition and contribute our work to the history of the site.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe two approaches are newly made of red bricks, inspiration of which came from the existed garden with beautiful moss at the north corner of the site. The moss garden is visible from the street so that people can enjoy it by walking towards. The two approaches give attractive viewpoints to passersby on the street. The building walls are finished with thin white tiles. A small scale of the tiles on the large walls draws an impression fit appropriately to the scale of the street in this residential district. As a result the impression of this building becomes rather a large residence than a typical apartment building. The exterior lighting at night is modest and constrained in order to make a mood that keeps a high quality and blends well into the atmosphere of the residential street.Save this picture!SectionEach entrance of all the apartment units is first connected to what we call an ‘open room.’ The ‘open rooms’ have windows to get the natural light and wind from outside. For some of the windows are not covered with glass, the ‘open rooms’ are ambiguous by exploring spatial relationships between the interior and the exterior. It is a free space for its inhabitant to play around and/or utilize. Spatial continuity is made between the ‘open room’ and the living room by applying a same kind of finishes respectively to the floor, the walls and the ceiling. There are various sizes and shapes of the ‘open rooms.’Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraLighting fixtures have not been installed in the living space, but instead the ‘open rooms’ work as lighting boxes. LED is used with the lighting fixtures in the ‘open room’ and they are invisible from the living space. The indirect light draws a warm and cozy atmosphere into the living rooms.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Romero Alliance Wins Competition to Design the Mexico City Airport ExpansionArchitecture NewsUNIQLO Le Marais / WonderwallSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tokyo, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2013 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMakoto Yamaguchi DesignOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingResidentialJapanPublished on September 02, 2014Cite: “Oggi / Makoto Yamaguchi Design” 02 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

WW editorial: Why we say ‘Free them all!’

first_imgThere were 27 progressive demands made by a united front of Black, Latinx and anti-racist white incarcerated men who carried out the historic Attica Prison rebellion in September 1971. This was point 8:  “We Demand that inmates be granted the right to join or form labour unions.”  Point 7 read in part: “We Demand that industries be allowed to enter the institutions and employ inmates to work eight hours a day and fit into the category of workers for scale wages.”  The prisoners also demanded adequate health care, such as any worker has as a human right, in or out of prison.Many of these heroic prisoners were eventually slaughtered by the state troopers of Nelson Rockefeller, then New York’s billionaire governor. These demands could still be made today by the over 2 million prisoners languishing in local, state and federal jails and prisons in the U.S.For aren’t these prisoners like other workers who are super-exploited for their labor?  Are they not workers who come from poor and working-class communities, whether urban or rural?  And aren’t these workers being deeply impacted by the coronavirus in hugely disproportionate numbers because they are Black, Brown and Indigenous?  As in so many instances, this pandemic is helping to shine a bright light on the class character of prisons under capitalism. And what is revealed is ugly injustice that has existed for over two centuries. Prisons do not exist for rehabilitation of those convicted, whether innocent or not. Prisons are not set up to guide people to a productive life beyond antisocial behavior such as theft, robbery, domestic violence, drug possession or killings. Capitalist laws and courts exist to punish people through extreme brutal force, and not to resolve the root cause of their behavior with knowledge, patience and compassion.  One’s being determines consciousness.  If a person grows up in an environment of poverty, unemployment and police occupation, they will have near to little chance to make a better life for themselves.  That is a life under capitalism — that puts the profits of the super-rich before the needs of the people. And even if there wasn’t a pandemic of COVID-19 now, there should still be a demand to free all prisoners. Because no human being can be expected to survive in small cells under lock and key for 23 hours a day, given rotten food and no showers, sanitation, light or health care, assaulted by guards and more. But now the pandemic has accelerated the prisons into a full-scale crisis. The inhumane conditions, especially cramped cell blocks where social distancing can never happen, have become a breeding ground for infections and deaths.It is no wonder that prisoners are fighting for their voices to be heard through their own protests, which have led to the release of prisoners in Chicago, Atlanta and elsewhere.  And people ask, Well, where will these prisoners go once they are released?  Isn’t it too dangerous to release them? Aren’t they a “threat” to society?Released prisoners should be treated like the millions of other people being impacted by the pandemic. Their health should be cared for. Community groups should be funded by local and state governments to organize housing for prisoners in empty hotels and abandoned housing. Food should be distributed to them instead of sitting on grocery shelves and rotting. These prison workers should be eligible for unemployment benefits! There are health care workers, many of whom have been laid off, who could provide vital counseling for prisoners who will need therapeutic treatment and even some social isolation — just not behind bars.All of this and more could be done with organization on a mass scale even under capitalism. Where there is a will, there is a way. If ruling-class criminals like those in the Trump administration can run free, don’t we owe it to our class — the working class who control nothing, not even their own lives — to free these members of our human family from the death traps called prisons? That’s why we say: Don’t wait a moment longer. Free them all NOW! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Interim JBS chief to help transition the institute

first_img By admin – April 6, 2018 Home Local News Education Interim JBS chief to help transition the institute Creamy Fruit SaladFruit Salad to Die ForSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Registration set for engineering camp Facebook Pinterest Local NewsEducation Interim JBS chief to help transition the institute Twitter OCA top 2 were ESL students UT System Vice Chancellor for Leadership Development and Veterans Affairs Tony Cucolo stands in front of a display case of John Ben Shepperd memorabilia at the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute March 29, 2018. John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute.UT System Associate Vice Chancellors. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMOSC masterwork series concertNext articleFive things you need to know today, April 6 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo is just getting his bearings as interim executive director of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute, but he already has some ideas on possible directions it could take.The announcement that Cucolo, who is associate vice chancellor for leadership development and veterans affairs with the University of Texas System, would step into the top spot at JBS was made in March.Cucolo said UTPB President Sandra Woodley sees the great potential in the institute and wants to have it linked more closely with the university than it has been.“That’s not a criticism, it’s just a new approach so she wants to work with the advisory council and not lose the connection to the legacy of John Ben Shepperd — motivating young people for public service, but perhaps take it in a new direction,” Cucolo said.“We don’t know what that direction is yet. We have a lot of ideas, but I personally worked on the strategic plan for the UT System for Chancellor (William) McRaven. I know how important it is to have the elements of an organization understand and be a part of the strategic plan. Dr. Woodley is just now kicking off her strategic planning and JBS PLI will be a part of that strategic plan,” he added.Cucolo served more than 35 years in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of major general in September 2014. He joined the UT System in 2015 as associate vice chancellor for leadership development and veterans affairs.In that role, he’s responsible for working with all academic and health institutions in leadership development for undergraduate and graduate students, leadership development programs for mid-level and senior campus leaders, and the establishment of an executive level leadership institute.Additionally, he is responsible for the coordination and integration of veterans’ affairs and veterans support activities across all institutions. He serves as the system’s liaison to campus ROTC programs and is also a member of UT System’s Department of Defense Advisory Group, the UT System website said.Cucolo said a thought is to sustain efforts to motivate young people to participate in the public sector locally, nationally and internationally and develop in them a propensity to serve.“That would be a sustainment of what this wonderful place has done in the spirit of John Ben Shepperd,” he said.A second track would be pure leader development, which Cucolo said could be a revenue generator.“Foremost in my mind is the fact that public higher education in general is getting less and less state funding. The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is no longer a special item in the state budget. … We have one more year left as a special item, so the second track I’m thinking of —this is all pre-decisional — … would be perhaps revenue generation by offering leader development packages,” Cucolo said.An example of a special line item are supplemental funds given to UTPB to help retain faculty and staff during the oil boom and it was given to start the colleges of engineering and nursing as start-up money. Over time, you’re supposed to generate enough revenue to start covering the costs.“I can tell you from my travels around the state in my role as a leader development person for the UT System that there are niche opportunities for leader development. I think the energy sector is one of them,” Cucolo said.Third track would be being a “thought leader” on energy policy, he said.“I’d like to attract national and international thought leaders to this location, to the Midland-Odessa region to meet talk. There’s something about the atmosphere that just gets you focused on task at hand,” Cucolo added.Woodley said UTPB is happy to have someone with Cucolo’s experience and talent to help JBS through its transition.“We’re not sure what’s going to happen long term, but we think he’s the right person at the right time to help us work with leaders on the long-term, strategic plan of JBS. It comes at a perfect time when we’re working on the long-term strategic plan for the university, so these are not disconnected and they should not be disconnected,” Woodley said.She added that officials are starting to look at how to improve the JBS Public Leadership Institute moving forward and Cucolo is going to be a big part of that.“We’re in the brainstorming phase,” Woodley said. “That’s really what we’re doing. We want to get the advisory boards and other community leaders who are interested in JBS together with him and with us to really map out the future for that and then to figure out how to make that grow.”“Part of the strategy that we’re looking at is can we build capacity around leadership training that provides this badly needed service for industry and the community, but also brings in revenue. We’re interested in that pathway. We’re looking at models like the LBJ School of Public Policy where we have a way of doing that. We’re trying to learn from that, so we don’t know what the future holds but we are excited about mapping that out over the next six months,” she added.As for future events, like the Texas Leadership Forum and JBS Distinguished Lecture Series, Cucolo said the panel discussion titled “Shale and Texas Energy: Past and Future” set for 7 p.m. April 26 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center is still on.But plans to have the Texas Leadership Forum in Odessa have been postponed probably until late September.Cucolo said plans are being made to set up the Texas Leadership Forum for April 2019 in Austin.On how often he’ll be in Odessa, he said that is still being figured out.“I had a lot of UT System commitments through first week in May. After that, I have no idea,” Cucolo said.More Information Noel earns award Facebooklast_img read more

Carden entertains at storytelling event

first_img You Might Like Superintendent pool includes one local The applicant pool for Troy City Schools superintendent includes one Pike County resident and at least two sitting superintendents. Dr…. read more Since that time, Carden’s told more stories to more audiences than you can “shake a stick at.” He’s a highly acclaimed storyteller and he’s also a highly decorated playwright and accomplished folk artist.Three years ago, Carden was given an honorary doctorate at Western Carolina University. He has also received the prestigious North Carolina Folklore Award and the state’s playwright award. That’s when he decided that he had an obligation to reflect on the Southern Appalachian culture with authenticity and integrity.“Warts and all,” Carden said, laughing. “I want to show our culture and heritage in a true light but not make fun of it.” Latest Stories Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, agreed that Carden brought a lot of “real” to the stage.“Gary Carden told the kind of stories that many of us grew up listening to,” he said.“When our grandmothers or grandfathers told stories, they were about real people and things that really happened. They were about our people and the places we knew. Gary Carden made his people and his mountain culture very real. He’s a true storyteller and the audience seemed to really appreciate such an entertaining and honest performance.”Carden said being in Brundidge was like being at home in a sense.“Down here, you have preserved your culture more than in other places,” he said. “Things have changed so much, even in the Southern Appalachians.”Carden said that if he could create the perfect place for folk life presentations, it would be the We Piddle Around Theater.“It’s a perfect place for folk life presentations,” he said and added with a smile that “The Raindrop Waltz,” “The Prince of Dark Corners” and, of course, “Birdell” would be perfect fits for the theater. All three are award-winning plays by Carden.“Birdell” was performed to a very receptive audience at the We Piddle Around Theater in 2008.At age 76, Carden is looking for different ways to preserve and promote the culture of his mountain people. And, now he has more resources with which to do so.For 35 years, Carden was deaf but, thanks to modern technology, he now hears “unless you’re way over there.”Cochlear implants have opened new avenues of sharing for Carden including “The Liars Bench,” which began on the window ledges of stores in Sylva but has now been “adopted and adapted” by Western Carolina University. Book Nook to reopen Carden entertains at storytelling event By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Thursday, June 9, 2011 And, that’s exactly what Carden did when he took the stage at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge at noon on Thursday.Carden painted a picture of the past in his hometown of Sylva, N.C. that was a mirror image of the small towns that dotted the countryside of rural South Alabama during slower and simpler times.Jim Medley of Brundidge said Carden was the favorite of storytellers he has heard.“Some storytellers are really standup comics but Gary Carden was different,” Medley said. “He’s a true storyteller. He painted a picture of different personalities – his grandfather and grandmother. His uncle. And he was a very imaginative, wild child who did his own thing – something that we can all identify with. He did an outstanding job. I was impressed.” Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Appalachian storyteller Gary Carden’s roots are showing.And, he wouldn’t have it any other way.Carden has been telling stories since he was 6 years old and heard a fire and brimstone preacher work his congregation into a frenzy. Carden went home and preached his first sermon to 150 white leghorn chickens and did a pretty good job of ruffling their feathers.last_img read more