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Turns out Giants co-owner has a history of contributions to anti-LGBTQ politicians

first_imgCharles Johnson’s 15 minutes of infamy may not have run their course.Johnson, the billionaire co-owner of the Giants, was criticized when it came to light last month that he and his wife each donated $2,700 to the campaign of Mississippi Republican Senatorial candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith — who joked about public hangings and posed holding and wearing Confederate artifacts.That revelation came on the heels of news that Johnson had donated $1,000 to a super PAC that aired a racist radio ad in …last_img

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Village B&Bs for 2010 visitors

first_img3 January 2008Construction of bed-and-breakfast facilities has begun in the rural hinterland of South Africa’s Limpopo province in preparation for expected visitors during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, as well as to provide rural communities with access to sustainable income through tourism activites.The project, funded through a €1.7-million donation (about R15-million) from Irish Aid, is under way in the Muhlava, Sekgopo and Thabina villages outside Tzaneen in the Mopani district municipality.The site where these accommodation establishments are being constructed is about 30 minutes’ drive from Polokwane, a town which will host some World Cup matches.The project is expected to be completed by December this year.Project Manager Elvis Ntlwane said the project was one of the municipality’s local economic development projects, which seek to improve the livelihood of poor communities through tourism.The project has already created short-term jobs for more than 300 builders and labourers, including women and disabled people.“Cultural exhibition centres will also be built where crafters, dancers and story-tellers can showcase their skills and products,” Ntlwane said, adding that the project aimed to cater for the 2010 World Cup and beyond.Tour guide centres have already been established in the local municipalities of Greater Tzaneen, Greater Letaba, Greater Giyani, Ba-Phalaborwa and Maruleng to promote the district as a tourist destination.The rural district boasts some famous natural and cultural tourist attractions, including the home of South Africa’s most famous “mystic”, Rain Queen Modjadji, outside Modjadjiskloof.The area also has the largest concentration of a single cycad species in the world, while the district’s eastern-most town, Phalaborwa, is one of the busiest entrances to the world-famous Kruger National Park.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Get your kid moving

first_imgRegular workouts not only keep those extra kilos off your kid, they also keep her sharp. Those with better fitness levels were found to have a bigger hippocampus-a brain structure associated with learning and memory.So, the higher the fitness level, the better the memory and therefore, academic performance too. The best way to make her move is to enroll her in some kind of organised sport like tennis, basketball, etc. Also, make sure she runs about at the playground instead of sitting and chatting.last_img

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Bono Joins Stars In Contributing To SonsFathers Book

first_imgJust in time for Father’s Day, the Park Hyatt brand is celebrating family stories everywhere, as well as its own Pritzker family legacy, in Sons+Fathers, an anthology with contributions from some of the world’s most famous men including U2’s Bono.Bono Contributes To Sons+Fathers BookSons+Fathers brings together a remarkable array of musicians, actors, writers, cultural icons, world leaders and politicians who offer first-hand reminiscences of their father and son relationships and lessons learned. Notables include: all members of U2; singer, song-writer Paul McCartney; President Bill Clinton; artist Jeff Koons; actor Colin Farrell; actor Daniel Day-Lewis; politician Bobby Shriver; and many more. Stories are told through personal poems, lyrics, words, photos and illustrations.From New York City to Tokyo, each guestroom of all 36 Park Hyatt hotels and resorts will feature a copy of the book designed exclusively for the brand. The special edition includes a foreword dedicated to Jay Pritzker – the man who founded the Park Hyatt brand as an extension of his own home – written by his son Tom Pritzker, who continues the family tradition today as Executive Chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.“We learn so much from our families – generation to generation, not just father to son. Supporting Sons+Fathers is a natural fit for the Park Hyatt brand as we pay homage to our own roots and embrace our passion for continuously sharing knowledge, so often passed down from within families, with guests and with each other,” Pritzker said.Book proceeds benefit the Nurses for Night Care program by the Irish Hospice Foundation, a charity that strives for the best care at the end of life for all in Ireland, as well as Hospice Africa Uganda, founded by the inspirational 2014 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Anne Merriman.“What started out as simple sketches I had drawn of my father before he died, has turned into an opportunity for me and others to release all kinds of feelings, from the sublime to the ridiculous, that make up the intense communication between a father and a son,” said Bono. “I’d like to thank the Hospice Foundation for getting us there, and I’m delighted the Park Hyatt brand wants to pass these most intimate communications on.”Sharon Foley, CEO, Irish Hospice Foundation said, “We wanted the book to be beautiful, an object to look at again and again that speaks to the importance and power of family, and we think it does just that. We thank Park Hyatt for their immense support for this project and for helping to share these stories with guests while also celebrating the brand’s own family origins.”Building on the notion that knowledge is shared among generations, people, and places, the Park Hyatt brand is encouraging travelers and Park Hyatt colleagues, including general managers and chefs, to share their family traditions, lessons and unique moments through the hashtag #SonsAndFathers.Alongside the launch of the book, Park Hyatt hotels will be hosting families for memoir-worthy, sharable experiences. Personalized itineraries may include a father-son trip to discover a family’s historical roots; working with a Park Hyatt chef to make a passed down recipe; or a museum tour to share a family member’s passion for art. The #SonsAndFathers program comes on the heels of the successful 2014 #MyLuxList campaign launched by the Park Hyatt brand that gave people the opportunity to define what personal luxury means to them.Copies of the Sons+Fathers book can be purchased at www.hospicefoundation.ie/shop to benefit the Irish Hospice Foundation and Hospice Africa Uganda.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

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Jamaican parents told to treasure children as they do cell phones

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Nov 2015 – The Jamaica Teachers Association with some bold advice for parents in that country which can be taken for parents in any country; ‘Treat your children as you do your cell phones.’ In an hilarious comparison featured in the Jamaica Observer which also rings too true, Greig Smith of the Office of the Children’s Registry or OCR in Jamaica told over 100 parents at a forum that since they do not go anywhere without their cellphones, they should be just as mindful of their children and keep them close. Smith encouraged the parents to stop leaving their children at home, unsupervised and to be far more vigilant in checking the mobile devices on which their children are communicating. The forum was the first in a series arranged in Jamaica by the JTA for ‘Parents Month’ under the theme: “Parents, Take the Time… Be Involved.’ Related Items:cellphones, greg smith, Jamaica Teachers Associationlast_img read more

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