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Connaught “on brink of administration”

first_img Connaught, the property services group that specialises in social housing, is on the brink of going into administration, the BBC has reported.The company, which employs 10,000 people, has suspended trading of its shares, and said a further announcement would be made “in due course”.Connaught has £220m of debt, provided by six banks and four other creditors.But it said discussions to secure further funding had been unsuccessful.“Connaught has had continuing discussions with its lenders and other sources of finance with the objective of securing additional funding and a restructuring of the group’s financing for the longer term,” the company said in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.“The group now believes that the availability of additional funds from its lenders will not be forthcoming and, whilst it remains in discussions with other parties, the ability to provide an adequate solution to the funding issues the group faces has become increasingly uncertain.”Connaught was hit by a series of loss making contracts.Royal Bank of Scotland recently provided Connaught with a further £15m.However, its bank creditors have now decided instead to put the business in administration, under UK insolvency procedures, according to the reports. Tags: NULL John Dunne whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof center_img whatsapp Connaught “on brink of administration” Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fan Tuesday 7 September 2010 3:52 amlast_img read more

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WWE to launch new subscription-based streaming service

first_img WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoWWE has been working on plans since last year for a new tiered-based subscription system for the WWE Network. It has been rumoured that this new premium tier would feature content from their affiliated promotions, which includes PROGRESS Wrestling in the United Kingdom and EVOLVE in the United States.Meanwhile, WWE sent out an e-mail blast to WWE Network subscribers that the WWE Network App will not be available on several devices in the very near future.WWE explained that because manufacturers have stopped updating the operation system of older products, it could impact the ability to stream high-quality video via the digital subscription service.Starting May 21, 2019, the WWE Network App will no longer be available on Amazon Fire Tablets, Apple TV (3rd Generation and earlier models), LG-2016 and earlier models, PlayStation 3, Samsung (2016 and earlier models), Samsung & Sony Blu-ray Players, Sony (Non-Android TVs), Windows 10 Desktop and XBOX 360.Also Read: WWE star O’Neil upbeat on women’s event in WrestleManiaRoblox and WWE partnership celebrates WrestleManiaSony to broadcast WWE RAW, SmackDown LIVE in Tamil, Telugu By Kunal Dhyani – May 11, 2019 Facebook Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WWE to launch new subscription-based streaming service Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Football Cricket Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates WWE is poised to announce a new version of their subscription-based streaming service, which will arrive later this year.WWE Co-Presidents Michelle Wilson and George Barrios stated that this new version of the Network will feature an improved search system, the ability to download videos, new customization and personalization options for users, new content planned for the service, and the confirmation of the long rumoured multiple tiers for subscriptions. Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportWrestlingWWEWWE Business Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleMCA invites applications for various coaches; offers ”bonus”Next articleHero Motorsports’ Santosh wins 3rd leg of Desert Storm Rally Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know TAGSWrestlemaniaWWEWWE AppWWE LiveWWE Network AppWWE SmackdownWWE subscription PackWWE subscription service SHARE BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check last_img read more

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Canada: Church must critique ‘self-centredness’

first_img“Part of the mission of the church is to critique the fundamental basis of self-centredness,” said the Rev. Dr. Christopher Duraisingh. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] An eminent South Indian theologian on July 3 challenged Anglicans and Lutherans to “de-centre” themselves and their churches so that they can truly serve the world.“Part of the mission of the church is to critique the fundamental basis of self-centredness,” said the Rev. Dr. Christopher Duraisingh, who gave the keynote speech at the first day of the Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), at the Ottawa Convention Centre.The experiences of marginalization, including those experienced by Canada’s First Nations people, “is a consequence of that culture, that greed borne out of self-centred selves,” said Duraisingh.Duraisingh, who is professor at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., said the Joint Assembly was one example of how “by bringing two diverse groups of people together…the wisdom of God in its rich diversity will be made known to the world.”Touching on the theme of mission, Duraisingh urged about 600 Anglicans and Lutherans gathered here to revisit the fundamental reason for being a church in the world. Mission is the church’s raison d’être or reason for existence, he said; it is not simply a function of the church. “Start with a mission and the church will be found,” said Duraisingh.He urged the assembly to think of the theme Together for the Love of the World, not as an invitation “to grow bigger and better” and not as a project, but as “a major calling to nurture and nourish an alternative consciousness,” one that would involve, like Jesus, “a solidarity plunge into the anguish, hopes and aspirations of his people.”Jesus’ baptism was “not for the forgiveness of sin…not sin management,” but rather “an identification with the world, with the hopes and aspirations of the poor and the oppressed,” said Duraisingh.Reacting to Duraisingh’s reflections, ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson said the theologian’s worlds were “a pacemaker jolt to the heart.” She said that Duraisingh interpreted the assembly’s theme “in ways that I haven’t even imagined.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canada Joint Assembly, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Church in India responds to devastating cyclone Vardah

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Church in India responds to devastating cyclone Vardah Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders from the Diocese of Madras in India distributed food parcels and other aid to some of the thousands of people displaced by Cyclone Vardah. The cyclone hit Chennai on Dec. 12, 2016, killing 10 people. It was the strongest storm in the region for two decades. Trees were uprooted, cattle killed and buildings damaged. Even modern buildings like the Hyatt Regency hotel were severely affected – with many windows blown out of the structure. Many huts and asbestos homes lived in by poorer people were destroyed.Full article. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Asia Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Jan 12, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria

first_imgSunday Sep 30, 2012 Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springboks dominated a battered Wallaby side at Loftus Versveld on Saturday. The home side scored five tries to one in a 31-8 rout, as they look to end their Rugby Championship campaign on a high.The Springboks fielded two debutant starters in key positions, namely Johan Goosen at flyhalf and Jaco Taute at second center, but it only served to improve their game as they willingly spread the ball, playing a brand of rugby that South African fans have waited a long time to see.They have since denied there was a change in game plan, but the exclusion of Morne Steyn seems to have made a difference to the general attitude with ball in hand. Goal kicking was still a concern though as they missed four of their first five kicks at goal. On this occasion it was fairly irrelevant though as they were comfortable in most other facets of the game, and led 14-3 at halftime.The Wallabies went into the game with a late change forced through injury, and that set the tone as it looked like a battlefiend out there, with one horrible knock in particular for courageous Adam Ashley-Cooper, who saved a try, but left the field on a stretcher.With ten minutes left they had made their alotted seven substitutions, so as if an earlier yellow card to James Slipper wasn’t enough to deal with, they were unable to bring on another player, so played the last ten with just 14 men on the field.The Springboks took full advantage of both instances, scoring some lovely tries as Francois Louw combined with super-charged Habana on more than one occasion, and they had a third try ruled out by the TMO in the second half after great runs from Jean de Villiers and Ruan Pienaar.In the end the scoreline could have been a lot worse for the visitors, as their resources were severely depleted and they are now in a situation where they have to travel to Argentina for their final Rugby Championship game, but will struggle to put together a full squad.A bonus point win over Argentina, and a loss by South Africa to the All Blacks, would mean that the Wallabies could still finish in second place though.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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New Director of Relationships and Marketing at Diabetes UK

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Andy James has been appointed Director of Relationships and Marketing at Diabetes UK. He joins from Scope where he was Marketing and Campaigns Director.With a background in the IT industry, working for IBM and Hewlett Packard, he founded a marketing consultancy in 1994. Clients included leading blue chip companies, several government departments, as well as charities and organisations in the sports and heritage sectors.He joins Diabetes UK in its 75th anniversary year.James’ directorate includes Conferences, Media Relations and Digital, Marketing, Individual Giving, Government, Trusts and Major Donors, Business Development and Partnerships.www.diabetes.org.uk Howard Lake | 13 February 2009 | News  47 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Director of Relationships and Marketing at Diabetes UK About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Moroccan appeal court upholds editor’s prison sentence

first_img News The press freedom organization, whose first request in late June to visit him was rejected by the prosecutor’s office on a legal technicality, is still awaiting a response to its second request lodged in mid-September. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by a Casablanca appeal court yesterday upholding a one-year prison sentence and fine of 1,000 dirhams (90 euros) imposed on Rachid Nini, editor of the daily Al-Massae for disinformation.The journalist, who has served half the sentence, and his legal team refused to attend the hearing, recalling that his original conviction was based charges under the criminal code, not on press law.Nini, held since 28 April, was convicted on 9 June (see article) over the publication in Al-Massae of reports accusing prominent figures of corruption, including associates of the king. He also published news stories about intelligence chief Abdellatif Hammouchi. In addition, he called for the repeal of the anti-terrorism law.A member of his legal team told Reporters Without Borders that he was surprised and saddened by the appeal verdict and expressed the hope that his client would be pardoned during the Islamic festival of Eid al-Kebir, in accordance with tradition. The festival falls in November this year.Reporters Without Borders believes the rejection of Nini’s appeal does not bode well for press freedom in Morocco, since it runs counter to promises made by the king to journalists and the media.In contrast to Tunisia where no journalists are now held in prison, the conviction of Nini shows that Morocco is in dire need of reforms to ensure a climate favourable to journalists.Reporters Without Borders strongly urges the immediate release of Nini, who has been jailed in violation of press law. Organisation October 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Moroccan appeal court upholds editor’s prison sentence News News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information to go further News April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts RSF_en Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalistslast_img read more

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Seliger endorsed by County Officials PAC

first_imgLocal NewsGovernment By admin – February 21, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Kel Seliger is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 31 Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, recently announced he has been endorsed by the County Officials Political Action Committee.Seliger represents 37 counties in the Panhandle, South Plains and Permian Basin which encompasses the cities of Midland, Odessa and Amarillo.“I have always supported the principled local decision making and local control COPAC stands for,” Seliger said in the release. “Our counties and communities should have reasonable freedom to make decisions without the interference of obtrusive state agencies or officials, most of whom aren’t familiar with rural Texas. I’m proud to have their endorsement.”Seliger has also been endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life and has earned a 100 percent Pro-Life Rating from Texas Right to Life. He is ‘A’ Rated by the NRA and was named a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” four times by the Texas Association of Business.Seliger also received the Texas Conservative Coalition’s Conservative Champion Award, Texas Wildlife Association’s Conservation Hero Award and the Conservative Roundtable of Texas’ Effective Conservative Lawmaker award. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Seliger endorsed by County Officials PAC Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSchool reacts to loss of teacher in fireNext articleSuspect charged after fatal November shooting adminlast_img read more

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Traffic stop leads to pursuit, narcotics charges

first_img By admin – March 16, 2018 Additionally, the passenger, 43-year-old Kimberly Mahoney, was charged with fraudulent possession of five or more identifying information. The release detailed she was carrying a passport, drivers license and social security card not belonging to her.The release stated both were in custody as of Friday afternoon. McKinley has two bonds totaling $20,000 and Mahoney has a $10,000 bond. Kimberly Mahoney Facebook Previous articleNational event caps off med student studiesNext articleWNPAC segment airing on FOX admin Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Donald McKinley Traffic stop leads to pursuit, narcotics charges Local NewsCrime Twitter Following a short pursuit Thursday in West Odessa, two were arrest and charged after deputies found the driver in possession of methamphetamine and the passenger with fraudulent identification.Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a white Ford F-250 around 12:35 p.m. Thursday after the truck failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.The vehicle did not stop, the release detailed, but sped up and evaded the officers briefly before being stopped in the 3600 block of Kaylee Avenue, where the driver, 25-year-old Donald McKinley, attempted to run away from officers but was quickly taken into custody.McKinley was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading in a motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance, third-degree felonies. Pinterest 1 of 2 Twitterlast_img read more

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Cosplay in Ithaca lives on during pandemic

first_img Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: “I miss the social aspect,” Bernhardt said. “I miss seeing people in general, but I miss the crowds [at conventions]. I miss getting to dress up with friends and seeing them in person.”The last convention Bernhardt attended was Katsucon, an annual 3-day convention in Washington, D.C. It was held Feb. 14 through Feb. 16, 2020 –– right before the pandemic hit the U.S. On one day at Katsucon, Bernhardt dressed as the character Mari Ohara from “Love Live!”, a Japanese anime about a group of schoolgirls who become idols, or entertainers, and create a singing group to save their school. At the convention, Bernhard wore a royal blue, gold, and white dress, with a vibrant bodice and a layered purple skirt, with angel wings protruding from the back.“[Mari’s] just my favorite character from the show,” she said. “I love her singing voice too. … Since there’s all the different idol sets, [and] there are different songs, there’s so many costumes, so I’ve just chosen a costume that I like best. I have a ton of them since I’ve been cosplaying her for a couple years.”During the pandemic, Bernhardt said she lacked the motivation to keep cosplaying, and for a stretch of months she did not cosplay at all. But inspiration returned through photography projects she completed for her minor, still photography, in the spring semester. During the summer, Bernhardt also staged a photoshoot, dressed as Mari, on a nearby beach in Maryland. This time, she wore a long, white coat outlined in sparkling navy and lined with sheer violet fabric. Now, Bernhardt is collaborating with a group of students to cosplay characters from “My Hero Academia,” a Japanese superhero manga. ITHACA, N.Y. –– As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many are looking to the internet as a means of inspiration and self-expression. In particular, ‘cosplayers’ or artists and fans that dress in costumes and make-up to represent characters from anime, video games, television and film, are bonding as a community and sharing their art online.Cosplay, a mesh of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play,’ is a practice and pastime that many Ithaca residents participate in. “Dressing up” isn’t quite the right term — much more effort goes into cosplaying than just throwing on a few pieces of clothing. Cosplayers often spend hours on their costumes, using materials like tulle or cardboard to recreate their favorite characters’ iconic outfits. Besides the costumes, national or local comic conventions are an integral part of the cosplay experience because they offer fans a space to geek out and showcase their work. Prominent conventions include New York Comic Con (NYCC) and San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). At these conventions, attendees can go to panels, buy merchandise or fan art in the artist alleys and take part in the Masquerade, a parade during which participants can show their cosplay to others and sometimes compete for prizes.In Ithaca, students and residents alike were able to show their love for comics or anime at Ithacon, the long-running convention that was cancelled this year due to COVID-19.Ed Catto, managing director of Ithacon, said he has been attending the convention since its first time running. He was 13-years-old back then, said that he didn’t quite cosplay to the extent some attendees do now, wearing a Fantastic Four shirt to the convention’s masquerade and later wearing a pseudo-cosplay of the Marvel character Kid Eternity, who wears a white turtleneck and a red sash.“It’s just this wonderful gem, this treasure of pop culture,” Catto said. “I find it to be such an exciting, awesome event that I take responsibility to assist with it, to help make it grow, very seriously.”Avery Alexander, 20, a junior at Ithaca College, attended Ithacon in 2019 and cosplayed as Nymphadora Tonks from the “Harry Potter” series. Alexander dons a head of vibrant pink hair now, like Tonks, though she didn’t when she cosplayed in 2019. She wore a wig instead.Alexander said she thinks the environment and atmosphere of smaller conventions like Ithacon allow for more interactions with artists selling fan artwork, or fanart, in the convention’s artist alleys.“[Ithacon is] really fun and small,” she said. “It’s a nice break, considering most of the conventions I go to now are bigger.”Because of restrictions on large gatherings during the pandemic, fans have lost the ability to gather, share their cosplay and meet others in their “fandom.” Brooke Bernhardt, 20, a junior at Ithaca College who has been cosplaying anime characters for approximately six years, said that not having the ability to attend conventions in her home state of Maryland has been difficult. center_img Tagged: arleigh rodgers, Arts and Culture, cosplay, COVID-19, ithaca, Ithacon Ben Jennings, 19, a sophomore at Ithaca College, said he has also been looking for ways to interact virtually with cosplay friends during the pandemic. Like Bernhardt, Jennings did not cosplay much throughout the pandemic because he wasn’t near friends. While classes were online in Spring 2020, he lived at home in Massachusetts. However, Jennings said he thinks that when he and other students return to campus in the spring, he will feel better motivated to get into costume. Right now, he is working on a project with friends to record and edit together videos where each person “passes” a Santa hat through the screen while dressed up in cosplay. “When I was at school, I was only doing a lot more because I had friends who were on campus who I would be able to cosplay with, so it is definitely a little bit frustrating, but I’m of the mindset that it is what it is,” he said. “The pandemic is really out of my control.”Jennings has an Instagram account where he displays his outfits, @kaminaricos, and a separate account for his cosplay photography, @bej_photo. Snapping photos was something Jennings was interested in previous to cosplaying. In fact, the creative outlet fact the reason he started dressing up as different characters. His friends, whom he said enjoy his photos, asked him to tag along at conventions to take photos of them while there, and from those trips he was introduce to fan culture at conventions. During the pandemic, Jennings conducted two, socially distanced photo shoots with nearby friends. “A lot of the stuff that I post on on my [Instagram] feed on my page is that stuff I take myself, but I really get a lot more artistic with pictures I take of other people,” he said. “You can be a little bit more flexible when you aren’t just sticking a camera on a tripod [to take photos of yourself.]”Bernhardt also said photography is an important aspect of her cosplay. She shares her photos, and therefore her outfits, on her Instagram, @dapple_mii, and TikTok, @dapplemii. “The only way that we’ve really been able to communicate is over social media,” Bernhardt said. “Such a big part of the cosplay community is going to conventions and seeing people, but there’s also posting pictures online. … There’s a level to it [that] this is a cosplay photo of me, and then there’s a character in their natural environment or something more to the effect of, ‘This is a scene that we’re recreating.’”Jaime Warburton, assistant professor in the Department of Writing who specializes in fan studies, said cosplay is an introductory way for fans to interact with the fictional worlds they love. Her interest in fan studies started with her own encounters with different fandoms (close-knit fan communities), namely “Star Wars” and “Xena: Warrior Princess.” Like cosplay, Warburton said that fan fiction is a participatory form of fan culture that allows fans to place themselves or other characters in a story, expanding the canon (what is or isn’t considered “official” source materials) or narrowing down a plotline. Fan fiction is fan-crafted content, usually written work, that highlights fictional characters from movies, television shows, books and other popular media. Some fan fiction writers also publish stories — some that can reach upwards of 630,000 words — about real people, like musicians or celebrities. In July, Ithaca College alum Chloe Landau compiled a spreadsheet of all the fan fiction that takes place in Ithaca. The most popular topics of the fan fictions were “Twilight,” “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” “Riverdale” and “Glee.”Cosplay takes this written participation a step further, Warburton said and has been a primary example of how the medium lives on during the pandemic. On the social media site TikTok, Warburton said that cosplay has grown in popularity, particularly among the “Harry Potter” fandom. Fans use green screens to visually place themselves in the story, using backdrops of the Great Hall or the Gryffindor Common room to make the video seem more realistic. They then act as part of the scene, interspersing videos from the “Harry Potter” films with subtitles as dialogue. Particularly popular in this genre are videos where users style outfits based on certain characters or love triangle dilemmas between Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy and the TikTok user. “[Cosplay] embodies their fandom,” Warburton said. “It makes it completely corporeal. That’s one of the ways that people can truly become the characters that they love or really enter into the universe that they love. … People have the opportunity to not just imagine or write about themselves in their particular world but to literally see themselves in that world.”Despite plans for conventions like Ithacon, SDCC and NYCC still being up in the air for 2021 it looks like cosplaying is living on. Brooke Bernhardt echoed that sentiment, saying that regardless of in-person events happening in the future, she will continue cosplaying for herself. “There’s so many different ways to interpret how to make things,” she said. “[Characters can be] however people want to cosplay. A lot of people will add different accessories that they think the character would wear or … think that, ‘This looks cool. I’m going to add it,’ and that’s completely fine.” last_img read more