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Governor and Lt. Governor Celebrate Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Events in Philadelphia

first_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman today celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a day of service event and national bell ringing ceremony, both in Philadelphia.At the 24th Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College, Gov. Wolf called for peaceful action toward an end to gun violence, moving forward to safer communities, taking care of each other, and following the example of Dr. King.“We simply cannot accept gun violence as a normal part of American life,” Gov. Wolf said. “And now, we simply cannot wait any longer to act. We need to stand together as Dr. King showed us, stronger than hate and united against violence. “It is increasingly important that we all come together, from different communities and different backgrounds, to celebrate what Dr. King stood for, what this day represents. We can and should make a commitment to serving our communities and each other every day.”At the day of service, the governor and lieutenant governor participated in assembling “dream booths,” portable three-dimensional displays made of synthetic plastic pipe with panels of cloth with personal expressions of values and dreams of a world without gun violence called Dreamline Banners attached.The Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service is organized through Global Citizen, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, community volunteering, civic responsibility, and sustained active citizenship among diverse groups, particularly young people. Global Citizen promotes democracy building, voter education, and participation, locally and globally.At the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. annual bell ringing ceremony, Governor Wolf’s remarks focused on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. “Dr. King’s example – his dedication to his community, to his incredible cause, and to his fellow man is truly awe-inspiring and I’m really pleased to play a small part in both preserving and moving forward his legacy,” Gov. Wolf said.“Moving forward – with peaceful yet powerful action and not passivity. This is a focus of my second term as governor of this great state; a state that celebrates and demonstrates its diversity, its commitment to family, to neighbor, to community every day. Nowhere is that more evident than in Dr. King’s legacy.”Dr. King’s widow, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, requested a national bell ringing ceremony to commemorate the first national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 1986 as a means to further the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission’s mandate to “to provide advice and assistance to federal, state and local governments and to private organizations with respect to the observance of the holiday.”Laura Wooten, a longtime election day volunteer, was the official bell ringer for the ceremony. The Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. was founded by Honorable Dr. C. DeLores Tucker and a group of local leaders in 1983, 17 years after the assassination of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The mission of the association is to preserve and advance the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through educating, interpreting, advocating and promoting nonviolent theory and philosophy. “Because Dr. King devoted his life to making our world better, let us follow his example by doing the same,” Gov. Wolf said. “And let us work to make the world fairer and our communities better every day.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 21, 2019center_img Governor and Lt. Governor Celebrate Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Events in Philadelphialast_img read more

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A blend of local and overseas players for the Lady Jags – Forde

first_imgWITH Guyana’s female senior National team – the Lady Jags – preparing for the May 24-28 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Caribbean Cup, president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde told Chronicle Sport that the squad will feature a mixture ofMariam El Masiri has been one of Guyana’s top performers on the international stage.both local and overseas talent, representing the Land of Many Waters.When the GFF hired Mark Rodrigues in 2010 to resuscitate the country’s women’s football programme, players with heritage ties to Guyana playing collegiate and professional league were assembled.Rodrigues, due to the lack of any properly organised women’s football league and matches, was forced build a roster with predominantly overseas players.“This time we’ll be going with a mixture of both local and overseas players,” explained Forde, as the GFF prepares to encamp the local players and will soon announce the overseas players called for their CFU engagement next month.The GFF recently appointed Tricia Munroe, a former national player, as its Women’s Development Officer, with Forde making it clear that every federation is mandated to not only invest in women’s football, but to do so meaningfully and to encourage growth in the sport.“We’re not at that place where we could send a local squad for international participation, or have a predominantly local squad. We had a women’s developmental league and that helped to kick-start our plans for women’s football and I think our Technical Director Mr. (Ian) Greenwood, has a fantastic plan for women’s football, so yes, we have called overseas players,” Forde said.The Lady Jags in 2010 had qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup; a feat that is yet to be accomplished by Golden Jaguars (male senior national team).Facing Trinidad, hosts and eventual winners Mexico and Canada, Guyana failed to pick up a win, but put the world on notice that Lady Jags will be a force to be reckoned with in the Caribbean.Despite reaching the penultimate round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Quilters the ‘Golden Jaguars’ are yet to feature in a major CONCACAF/FIFA tournament.However, in-fighting and a stagnant GFF which led to the installation of a Normalisation Committee in 2014, saw the team miss several regional and international tournaments between 2010 and 2014 until the Clinton Urling-led body decided to bring Rodrigues for a second stint and this time the team reached the Olympic Qualifiers.The Lady Jags had qualified for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in Houston, Texas, where they were grouped with Canada, Trinidad and Guatemala.Guyana went down to Canada (5-0) and Trinidad (6-0), but won their first game at a CONCACAF tournament when they defeated Guatemala 2-1.“The aim is to have our best possible time at any time representing Guyana and if that means having a predominantly overseas team, then so be it. But our federation’s mandate is to have women’s football at a place where we could see more girls locally representing us.The Lady Jags would’ve done us proud when everything wasn’t seem to be going right for us, so we’re happy to see that they are properly prepared,” Forde highlighted.Akilah Castello was named head coach and will be assisted by recently-appointed GFF’s Women’s Development Officer Trisha Munroe.last_img read more

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Beginning vs end of the decade: Sportstars get nostalgic on Decade Challenge

first_img@ArianaGrandeIn the beginning The end of theof the decade VS of the decadeStill dancing to Christmas songs🤍 pic.twitter.com/WqB1EBQlB8— Aphrodites._Angels (@AphroditesAnge1) December 30, 2019 LIVE TV Bhavya Sukheja From Trent Alexander-Arnold to Marcus Rashford to Parupalli Kashyap, many sports stars are sharing their journeys, highs and lows, in the past decade on the social media platforms. While Rashford shared memories starting form his signing a contract with Machester united. Parupalli Kashyap and Saina Nehwal posted a photo of their growth as a couple. Jamie Carragher also joined in by posting a photo of a struggling 2010 Liverpool lineup and then a photo of him with Champions League winner Virgil van Dijk. #Decadechallenge READ: PM Conveys New Year Greetings To Top Leaders Of Neighbouring Countries  Last Updated: 1st January, 2020 20:56 IST Beginning Vs End Of The Decade: Sportstars Get Nostalgic On Decade Challenge From Trent Alexander-Arnold to Marcus Rashford to Parupalli Kashyap, many sports stars are sharing their journeys in the past decade on social media platforms READ: US First Lady Melania Trump’s New Year Resolution Is ‘Peace In The World’ COMMENT FOLLOW US #DecadeChallengeAge 12 and Age 22 now British Champion and smiling 😄🧨#DDD #EveryBelt pic.twitter.com/3ZPmo3Z0zn— Daniel Dubois (@DynamiteDubois) December 30, 2019center_img READ: Anand Mahindra Can’t Remember A ”better-spent And Happier” New Year’s Eve. Know Why SUBSCRIBE TO US READ: Malaika Arora & Arjun Kapoor’s ‘oh-so-romantic’ New Year Picture Is Breaking The InternetNetizens have also taken over the internet by posting many celebrities ‘Beginning of the Decade Vs End of the Decade’ tweets which reflect their success as well as the change they went through.  Written By Beginning of End ofthe decade. the decade. pic.twitter.com/nI579ZOu9G— England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 30, 2019 WATCH US LIVE Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrusat the Grammy at the GrammyAwards Beginning awards at the end ofof the Decade the decade pic.twitter.com/BL7BCc2mht— Robbie 💥 (@sheisMC23) December 30, 2019 First Published: 1st January, 2020 20:56 ISTlast_img read more

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10 Acting Tips To Help You Give Better Presentations

first_imgActors can teach you a lot about making presentations. Whether you have to present during an interview or as a regular part of your job, the techniques used by movie and TV stars can help you perform more effectively. Here’s ten techniques gleaned from actors and the coaches who train them, to help you overcome your nerves and deliver better presentations.1. Good presentations require great preparation, but do not start by writing your presentation out like an essay. Caroline Goyder, a former acting coach at the Central School of Speech and Drama who helps business leaders to communicate effectively says, “Writing it down tempts you to just read it out, which gives a dead, impersonal delivery.”2. When thinking about what you want to say, turn your attention away from yourself and to your audience. What problem do they want you to help them solve? Then consider how you overcame that problem yourself and describe how you did it. This results in a more personalised presentation and builds a link between you and the audience.3. Note the points you want to make on sticky notes, in the form of pictures if you like. “Many actors use this trick to learn scripts as the brain remembers pictures for longer than words,” says Goyder. It leads to a more fluid and personal delivery than reading out a pre-written script, and you can easily swap the notes around to try out different structures for your presentation.4. Know all the points in your presentation inside out, but feel free to improvise when it comes to making them. This keeps your delivery fresh, however many times you have made the same presentation. Ed Brodow, a former actor who is now a professional speaker and negotiator, says improvisation led to one of his signature stories, about how he knocked his grandfather’s false teeth down the toilet. “It succeeds in getting the point across with warmth and humour,” says Brodow.5. Practise. Deliver your presentation into an audio or video recorder so you get used to what you sound and look like to an audience. Then deliver it to a live audience of colleagues, friends or family. Ask for constructive feedback.6. Make like Anthony Hopkins . Use what actors call personalisation. When Hopkins was playing serial killer Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, he helped convey the inner anger of Lecter by reaching into his own experience of being so angry that he felt like killing someone. You can use this technique of tapping into your own emotional experiences to bring the impact of emotions such as joy, surprise or fear into your presentations.7. Find a visual way to back up your points, but try to be original rather than just using Powerpoint with words and graphs. Ed Brodow once beat up a rubber chicken as part of a presentation. It’s off the wall, but people remembered it.8. When it comes to delivery, take it slowly. Goyder cites a technique used by actor Ewan McGregor:  deliver one thought at a time. Putting pauses between each thought helps you slow down. This is useful as nerves tend to speed up speech. Imagine you are delivering each point to one member of the audience and wait until you can see from their face that they have got it. This is a technique used by stand-up comedians.9. Take a tip from George Clooney, and think of the audience as close friends. “It makes you warm up and smile,” says Goyder.10. Finally, there is one tip you can try out right now. Many television and radio professionals use this technique to ensure that they come across as twinkling, charming and friendly. Think to yourself, “I’m beautiful; someone loves me; I have a secret.” Keeping that in mind, say what you have to say.  Try it now with the next person you speak to. It really works.last_img read more

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