SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Evening Concert November 15

HomeBriefsSMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Evening Concert November 15 Nov. 11, 2019 at 5:00 amBriefsCollegeEntertainmentEventsNewsSanta Monica CollegeSMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Evening Concert November 15Guest Author2 years agoconcertjazzSMC Vocal Ensemble The Santa Monica College Music Department will present an evening concert featuring the SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble. The performance will be held Friday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.Under the direction of SMC music instructor Andreas Preponis, SMC’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble — backed by LA-area jazz musicians — blends its voices in a program of jazz repertoire specifically arranged for four-part harmony.Tickets are $10 General Admission; free with student I.D. Free parking on premises. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.More information is available by calling 310-434-4323.Submitted by Grace Smith, SMC Public Information OfficerTags :concertjazzSMC Vocal Ensembleshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEarth Talk – Killing the EarthUCLA Health partners with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on health and wellness initiativeYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews13 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours ago read more

Local Business Reports Counterfeit Bill, Troopers Say Inspect Cash

first_imgIn an email, Ipsen says counterfeit $10 bills recently showed up around Fairbanks and some fraudulent $20 bills were seen in the Delta Junction area. Patterson says they reported the event to the Troopers. The Troopers have not been able to determine if any of the reported counterfeit bills are linked. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A local business reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill over the weekend to the Alaska State Troopers. She says the cashier was not able to speak with the person who used the fake bill to pay because they first made change and the individual left before the cashier realized it was a fraud. Ipsen recommends local businesses and residents keep an eye on smaller bills like tens that might feel or look slightly different than usual. Patricia Patterson owns Lucky Raven Tobacco and says on Saturday one of her cashiers was handed the fake bill in a stack of tens. Patterson: “It looks good but it feels wrong, it does not have the feel of a bill. That’s how immediately it was identified when the person went to put it in the till is that it felt wrong.” Alaska State Troopers’ public information officer Beth Ipsen says the Secret Service is the agency that would investigate large cases of counterfeiting, however this event does not meet that criteria.last_img read more

Conerly Trophy: Dak Prescott wins Mississippi’s Heisman

first_imgMississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott won the 2014 Conerly Trophy Tuesday night at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson.Prescott is also in the running for an invitation to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City, traditionally given to the finalists for the award.“It’s an amazing award,” Prescott said of the Conerly Trophy. “To be (noticed) as the most outstanding player in the state means a lot.”The Conerly Trophy, which is sponsored by C Spire, has now gone to Mississippi State players in back-to-back years.Former Bulldogs offensive guard Gabe Jackson, now playing with the Oakland Raiders, won in 2013.“I feel like a Mississippian now,” Prescott said.Prescott is the seventh quarterback to receive the award in its 19-year history, joining Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace, Eli Manning, Southern Miss’ Austin Davis and others.“That’s humbling. That’s something you can’t take away,” Prescott said. “That’s one of the reasons this is special.”Another is a player he beat out.Prescott’s biggest challenger for the Conerly was likely Ole Miss’ Golson, who is a finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Award for the nation’s best defensive player.“He’s a great athlete,” Prescott said. “To be here with those guys and wins means a lot. It’s just a great honor.” Few finalists were disappointed.Because few — if any — were surprised.Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott on Tuesday night was named the winner of the Conerly Trophy, which is given annually by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame to the best college football player in the state.Prescott beat out three other finalists, including Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson, Delta State quarterback Tyler Sullivan and Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs Jr.“Dak deserves it. Everyone knew he was going to win,” Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson said. “He has just had an unbelievable year.”He certainly has.Prescott has led No. 10 Mississippi State to its first 10-win regular season, tallying 2,996 yards through the air, 939 yards on the ground and a combined 38 touchdowns (including one as a pass-catcher) in the process.He’s set 10 program records in his junior season, including passing yards, total yards, completion percentage and touchdowns responsible.Prescott helped lift Mississippi State to a No. 1 ranking after three consecutive wins over LSU, Texas A&M and Auburn.“I’ve just given it my all and trusted my coaches and my teammates,” Prescott said. “It’s been a great season.”And with it has come much national attention.The Louisiana native is a finalist for both the Maxwell Award, which is given to the most outstanding player, and the Davey O’Brien Award, awarded to the best quarterback.last_img read more

2010 X-Blades National Touch League update

first_imgThe rain has finally stopped and there is a bit of sun shining over the fields at Stockland Park, Caloundra, giving the fields a much needed chance to dry. The TFA staff have arrived in full force to set up the new venue, and will continue to do so over the next two days in the lead up to the biggest National Touch League in history!In other news, make sure you join the brand new Touch Football Australia Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest news and scores throughout the tournament. Search for Touch Football Australia on Facebook and become a fan today! As well as a day full of action packed Semi and Grand Finals on Saturday, 13 March, local radio station Hot 91.1FM will be at the fields doing live crosses from the venue as well as bringing their cheer squad. A big screen will also be used on finals day, with the Mixed, Women’s and Men’s Open finals to be broadcasted on the screen, including instant replays and interviews.Today’s edition of the NT News has a story about the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League. To view the story, please click on the following link:http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/03/07/129771_ntsport.htmlStay tuned to the TFA and NTL websites, as well as the new Facebook page to keep up to date with all of the latest news, previews and information:www.austouch.com.auwww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comlast_img read more

10 months agoThomas Partey insists he’s committed to Atletico Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Thomas Partey insists he’s committed to Atletico Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey insists he’s committed to the club.While Thomas started the match against Espanyol last week, he has often been left out of Diego Simeone’s starting line-up for the biggest matches.”Sometimes I feel unhappy at Atletico,” he said after the game.”To be happy you have to play in important games and feel stronger, more confident.The Ghanaian wanted to clarify his statements and went to social media in order to do so.”On Saturday after the match I made some statements that were not understood well,” he wrote.”I want to explain myself better.”Atletico is the club where I want to be and I would like to keep growing as a player, for the club and for the fans.”And it’s true that I feel like I can be even more important and that’s why I work hard every day.”I do not want to be content and that is good [as I look to become] the best player that I can be.”Merry Christmas and Aupa Atleti!” last_img read more

a month agoLopetegui urges Sevilla fans be calm over table leadership

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lopetegui urges Sevilla fans be calm over table leadershipby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJulen Lopetegui urged Sevilla fans to stay calm as they sit top of the table.Sevilla lead the LaLiga Santander after a 1-0 win away at Alaves on Sunday.”Being top does not tell me anything because there’s such a long way to go,” Lopetegui said”The only thing it tells me is that the team is doing well, that we are getting stronger as a team and now we are heading into Europe.” A first-half goal from Joan Jordan was enough to give Sevilla their third win out of four matches and Lopetegui was pleased with his side’s display.”We played a good game and a very good first half against a difficult opponent who make things very challenging.”The team did very well with the aspects we had worked on.”In the second half, it was tougher. They played more direct and perhaps we needed to interpret the situation and not back down. It was a deserved and fair victory,” he added. last_img read more

Victoria Jubilee Hospital Receives Equipment

first_img The charity will also be donating two blood pressure machines and other equipment to the Kingston Public Hospital. The Victoria Jubilee Hospital has received medical equipment valued at US$6,700 from United Kingdom-based charity, Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals, to improve its neonatal services.The equipment, five incubators and five phototherapy devices, were handed over during a ceremony held on February 22, at the hospital’s North Street address in Kingston.The charity will also be donating two blood pressure machines and other equipment to the Kingston Public Hospital.In her remarks at the ceremony, Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston Public Hospital and Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Colleen Wright, expressed gratitude for the donation.Proud parents, Diane Shand (second right) and Jeffrey Richards (right) show their newborn twins, Malik and Malia to Consultant Paediatrician, Neonatal Care Unit, Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Dr. Yanique Brown (left). Others are (from second left): Registered Nurse, Tamara Campbell; Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston Public Hospital and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Colleen Wright; and Director of Nursing Services for the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Elise Fairweather Blackwood. They attended the handover ceremony for five incubators and five phototherapy devices donated to the hospital by the United Kingdom-based charity, Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals. The ceremony was held on February 22 at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital’s North Street address in Kingston. The equipment, five incubators and five phototherapy devices, were handed over during a ceremony held on February 22, at the hospital’s North Street address in Kingston. The Victoria Jubilee Hospital has received medical equipment valued at US$6,700 from United Kingdom-based charity, Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals, to improve its neonatal services.center_img Story Highlights “I know that your donation will assist in enhancing the healthcare of our clients. At this hospital we provide gynaecological care, as well as maternity care. We know from time to time babies are going to be born that need to be placed in the incubators. We are grateful for the donation and we will use it as prescribed,” Ms. Wright said.Senior Medical Officer at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Dr. Rishi Chand, said the hospital’s services are in great demand, noting that an average of 700 babies are delivered each month.He expressed appreciation for the equipment, noting that it “is going to help us manage our patients”.Dr. Chand added that the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC) which is to come on stream shortly, will further assist in expanding the hospital’s capacity.Representative of Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals, Joan Lindsay, said the charity remains committed to improving the services of the island’s public health facilities.“We have been fundraising for the past five years. We are grateful for the public that freely give and donate to the cause. It is because of them that we are able to equip the hospital with these incubators. Children are our future, and so we were inspired to try to get these equipment,” she said.Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals’ mandate is to improve public health facilities across the island.last_img read more

Were you turned on by this at all RCMP officer asks Indigenous

first_imgThis underage teenager was interrogated by police for more than two hours after filing a sexual assault complaint. Photo: Cullen Crozier/APTNHolly Moore and Brittany GuyotAPTN NewsVideo obtained by APTN Investigates shows a Kelowna RCMP officer interviewing an under-aged Indigenous teen for more than two hours after she reported a sexual assault while in care of the B.C child welfare system.APTN is protecting the victim’s identity.The youth is left alone with male officers throughout the two and a half-hour video from March 2012 and when female workers from the ministry are present, they are not supporting her except to offer her a hamburger.According to a recent interview with the woman, the alleged sexual assault by an acquaintance was first reported to the youth’s foster parent who took her to hospital.Kelowna RCMP constable interviewed the alleged victim for more than two hours The officer also points out inconsistencies in her statements.These included whether she told the alleged assailant “no” during the time when he was kissing her or when he was taking her clothes off.He also asks her why she stayed in the assailant’s home and took the bus with him.No charges were laid against the alleged perpetrator of the assault, something sadly unsurprising to the woman today.“I think a lot of Aboriginal women can relate to this,” she said. “Maybe now that there is video evidence of how police treat victims something will be done about it.”Punished for reporting assaultA statement of claim filed in March 2019 by the youth in the video claims she was punished for reporting that sexual assault.Court documents obtained by APTN say social worker Siobhan Stynes, and the youth’s then-foster parents accused the youth of falsifying the incident “for an excuse for using drugs.”It also alleges that “no meaningful investigations were carried out surrounding the circumstances of the sexual assault.”Read More:Social worker accused of punishing Indigenous youth for sexual assault allegation while in foster parentB.C. social worker sought out Indigenous high risk youth because no one would adequately safeguard their interests says claimThe video was released as the result of a Notice of Application to disclose all investigation notes in a civil suit against the Ministry of Child and Family Development, social worker Riley Robert Saunders and supervisor Siobhan Stynes.The lawsuits, including one class action, describe an alleged scheme where youth had joint bank accounts with Saunders and their funds were siphoned off, exposing the young people in care to homelessness, drugs and exploitation. The allegations have not been proven in court.Watch: APTN Investigates reporter Cullen Crozier profiled some of the cases in Broken Trust.APTN has reached out to the RCMP, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Robert Riley Saunders and Siobhan Stynes and has not heard [email protected] files from Cullen Crozier Police briefly interviewed her and then she was brought into the West Kelowna RCMP detachment the next day for questioning with two ministry workers.She said a male officer immediately took her into an interview room and started to barrage her with questions.“I felt very alone in there,” she told APTN. “There was no parental support for me there at all. I was terrified.”“Were you at all turned on during this at all? Even a little bit?” the officer said. “You understand that when a guy tries to have sex with a female and the female is completely unwilling it is very difficult.”In one exchange, he appears to question how hard she tried to fight during the alleged assault.“Go over again with me how did you try and get him to stop,” he said. “Did you scream ‘no’ did you say ‘get off me’, did you say ‘this was rape? I need you to stop?’”“I don’t remember, tried to get my legs around him to try and get him to stop,” she said.“Okay… um I don’t know how that would work, if he’s having intercourse with you and your legs are flat.” the constable answered.center_img At one point the constable asks the teen if she is lying and if she knows the “seriousness” of what she is reporting.“Do you know what could happen to people who are accused of that?” he said. “They could go to prison for up to 14 years.”“You do understand making a report to police that is false is a crime,” he added that, “it’s not something we joke around with just so you know.”He also accuse the teen of lying to avoid getting in trouble with her foster parents.“Is one of the reasons why you came up with this is because you thought you might be pregnant and you thought you might need the pill?” he said.“It’s because I had just gotten taken advantage of and I didn’t consent to it,” she answers.The officer asks the teen why she asked the alleged perpetrator to wear a condom during the attack“Because I already knew it was going to happen and there was no escaping it,” she said to which he answered  “what does that tell me about your level of consent and your level of denial?”last_img read more

Pryor simply not Buckeye caliber

Terrelle Pryor has not lived up to all the hype he had coming into the 2008 season as the most sought after high school recruit in the country.Ohio State’s football messiah has thrown eight interceptions so far this season. That is more than any OSU starting quarterback at this point in the season since before 2003.His completion percentage is the lowest of any OSU quarterback since 2004, at 51 percent. That was the year Troy Smith and Justin Zwick shared starting duties and accumulated the worst season record this decade.Pryor’s passing yardage isn’t impressive either, sitting at 1169 through seven games. OSU hasn’t had that low of a mark since 2003, when Craig Krenzel and Scott McMullen shared the starting spot.Pryor isn’t even the top performer from his 2007 high school recruiting class. Most members of the college football world know the names Jacory Harris of Miami (Fla.), Jordan Jefferson of LSU and Andrew Luck of Stanford.Two of those three players’ teams boast better records than OSU and none of them have thrown for more interceptions than Pryor.Pryor also has the lowest completion percentage among the group and it’s not because he is used more. He’s third in attempts among the four.Two of the three other also have more passing yards than Pryor.All Ohio State fans remember where they were when Pryor signed, as if it were the second coming of Troy Smith. Looking back now, the signing of Harris, Jefferson or Luck may have been the better choice.Harris even has his name on most Heisman voters’ radars. Pryor hasn’t even sniffed that territory.This historic of a bust is only comparable to one instance in Ohio football history, in the professional ranks. It happened in 1999 when a quarterback named Tim Couch was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 1999 NFL draft.Cleveland fans were excited for Couch coming into the league to be their savior, but it was not to be. Couch only mustered one playoff appearance and sunk into mediocrity.Couch was picked ahead of Pro-Bowlers Donovan McNabb and Dante Culpepper who have had success since they were drafted into the league, McNabb more than Culpepper.Pryor had his one great season last year behind a strong defense and a superior quarterback, who Pryor somehow started ahead of.He is destined to ride off into the NFL draft after next season to try to prove himself at the professional level.Having accomplished next to nothing as a college quarterback, Pryor will leave Ohio State to rebuild itself after one of the worst recruiting choices in our program’s history.Terrelle Pryor, prove me wrong. read more

The skys the limit for Ohio State wide receivers

Junior wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) scores a touchdown during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 76-0.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorRedshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton broke the Ohio State record for most touchdown passes in a game against Florida A&M, but he didn’t do it alone.He had to have someone to throw to.Through four games, four Buckeye wide receivers have at least two touchdowns and 75 yards receiving. At this point in 2012, only two players on the team had reached these numbers.Junior Devin Smith (281 yards and four touchdowns), senior Corey “Philly” Brown (169 yards and three touchdowns), senior Chris Fields (82 yards and four touchdowns) and junior Evan Spencer (78 yards and two touchdowns) have helped the Buckeyes passing attack average 36.5 yards more through the air than it did all of last season.Guiton, who filled in for injured junior quarterback Braxton Miller for the last two games, has had the help of a more mature receiving corps than No. 4 OSU (4-0) had last year, wide receivers coach Zach Smith said.“It’s probably the biggest thing we needed to do coming into this year, is not just have Philly Brown and Devin Smith running vertical. We needed to establish a wider arsenal of skill players to use,” Zach Smith said. “So that was critical for us, because defenses can take away one guy, one position. But if they have to worry about across the board five skill players at every snap, everything opens up. That was something we really needed to do this year and fortunately, it’s happening so far.”Another option for the Buckeye quarterbacks this season has been junior tight end Jeff Heuerman, who is third on the team with 88 yards receiving and a touchdown this year. Heuerman said it will be hard to stop OSU with the amount of depth they have on offense.“We got so much depth on our team. We have so much depth from the receivers, running backs, to our tight ends, everybody,” Heuerman said. “We’re so skilled all around that we can make plays. We’re an up-tempo offense and that combined with all the talent we have on offense really does well for us.”Zach Smith said Devin Smith in particular has developed particularly well from 2012, becoming more of an all-around player this season.“He’s improved, but he’s been a dynamic vertical threat since I got here,” Zach Smith said. “He can run, he can run (a) straight line, and the steps he’s made have been more at becoming a receiver as opposed to just a deep threat guy.”Devin Smith’s main improvement has come in widening his knowledge of the defense and working on his ability to catch shorter passes, Zach Smith said.“Where his development has really came has been in the throws that are more intermediate throws; the routes that are more intermediate routes.  He’s really taken steps in doing that,” Zach Smith said. “As far as the deep routes, he has a better understanding of how to lock a corner’s hips or turn a guy opposite of where he’s trying to go.”But still, Devin Smith’s deep play ability is appreciated by the offense because it helps the other players, Zach Smith said.“A guy like that with vertical threat, where corners really have to honor him vertically, like you said, 41 yards a touchdown catch is kind of astounding,” Zach Smith said. “They see that on film, so once he has that threat, there is that fear of getting beat deep; everything else opens up.”Another receiver who has stepped up this season is Spencer, who already has surpassed his career high in touchdowns in the first four games of the season and is on pace for a career high in receiving yards.The recipient of two of Guiton’s touchdown passes against Florida A&M, including the record-breaker, Spencer said with the number of skilled receivers OSU has, it will be difficult for opposing defenses to stop them all.“The sky’s (the) limit for our offense,” Spencer said. “We have so many weapons and we can do so many different things, I mean, like I said, I can’t even imagine all the things we can do.”Zach Smith said he was excited for Spencer, who before Saturday only had one touchdown reception in his career, to get in the end zone.“It was great to see him go out and finally get in the end zone and (much) of that has had a lot to do with kind of the situation we’ve been in and what defenses were giving us as to why he didn’t beforehand,” Zach Smith said. “But he’s very, very capable and it was good to see him do that.”He said Spencer has grown from an average player that worked hard to a good receiver for the Buckeyes.“Every aspect of his game has improved,” Zach Smith said. “He was always a very good kid who worked hard, but he’s taken steps to improve the details of being a receiver, and that’s in blocking on the perimeter. That’s in running routes. That’s in getting open on one on one coverage. He’s improved every aspect of his game.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play host to Wisconsin in their Big Ten opener, and Zach Smith said he isn’t worried about the Badgers changing their defensive game plan against the OSU receivers.“Obviously, they are going to play to their personnel, so I don’t know what their philosophy will be down the road, but it’s a little different, a little different than it was last year,” Zach Smith said. “Probably a little more man coverage, more press man, a little more challenging for the wide receivers, but nothing dramatic.”Guiton agreed it will be a struggle for the Badgers to slow down a Buckeye offense that averages 529 yards a game.“That’s a problem for them. They need to figure out what they want to do and we’ll come out prepared and ready to go,” Guiton said.Kickoff against No. 23 Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0) is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more