first_img A RAFT of disillusioned accountants are currently seeking new employment, citing a lack of effort made by senior management to help nurture career development, new research will reveal today.Accountancy firms could be faced with a mass exodus of employees if management don’t make greater efforts to retain staff, research by recruiters, CareersinAudit.com, found.The results show that half of the 606 accountants surveyed are looking for a new job. That number, according to the recruiter, is set to rise dramatically over the next six to 12 months to three quarters.Nearly 60 per cent of the respondents to the survey said they were currently networking at least twice a week and 46 per cent said the main reason was to get a new job.The problem, according to CareersinAudit.com, lies within upper management as 77 per cent of said their company could be doing more to aide career development. And 38 per cent are not hopeful that change is around the corner. More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Sunday 19 September 2010 10:08 pm whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Accountancy firms could face hit from mass exodus of audit staff Sharelast_img read more

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Ongoing growth in Scandinavia whatsapp Sweden’s GDP grew by 1.2 per cent in the fourth-quarter of 2010, delivering 7.3 per cent annualised growth. Meanwhile, its manufacturing PMI fell by 0.6 to 60.9 last month. The index is now 5.1 points below its peak in May last year. In direct contrast, Norway’s PMI rose for the second month in a row, to 58.7 in February. The index is now at its highest level since October 2007. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Tuesday 1 March 2011 8:01 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Webis cuts losses despite lower customer spending Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Webis Holdings, parent company of WatchandWager, saw turnover – defined as total wagers minus winnings – increase to $8.1m (£6.2m/€7.1m) for the six months to 31 December 2019, and losses decline as it hopes to bounce back from the loss of a major customer in late 2018.Denham Eke, non-executive chairman of WatchAndWager said that, despite making a loss, the six months were a success, particularly in the B2C sector.“I am pleased to report that performance has been a little above expectation across our key sectors from December to the time of writing,” Eke said. “We have seen particularly good performance from our business-to-consumer unit and the racetrack in California.”The amount wagered in the six months came to $37.7m, down 38.3% year-on-year. Eke said that this decline was largely due to the loss of a major B2B syndicate, which was one of its largest customers.Eke added that the amount wagered from its business-to-consumer arm increased 10%.However, despite the lower stakes, turnover increased 49.8% to $8.1m. Webis said that a large reason for the improved margin was an effort to promote “high-margin racetracks and customers.”However, Eke described its B2B turnover as “largely flat,” even after accounting for the loss of the syndicate.“Whilst we continue to service a wide range of customers on a wide range of international tracks, this sector [B2B] is becoming increasingly competitive in nature,” Eke said. “In particular, we compete with a wide range of operators who seem intent on maximising the volume of amounts wagered at the expense of margin.“This is, of course, something of a race to the bottom and not commercially attractive, doing little to increase the value of the company for shareholders. As a result, we continue with our strategy of growing our team of players for as long as a reasonable margin can be maintained, and activity is permitted within our regulatory obligations.”Most of Webis’s turnover came from racetrack operations in North America, which brought in $7.6m. Advanced deposit wagering in the British Isles brought in $404,000 and in the Asia Pacific region $12,000.Webis added that its racetrack operation at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California “performed well” during the off-season racing events as international wagers at the racetrack increased.After a $6.2m expense because of costs of sales, up 73.9%, and a further $42,000 in betting duty, gross profit came to $1.8m, up 5.2%.Webis’s operating costs came to $2.0m, down 7.6% from 2018. After $60,000 in other income and $10,000 in other losses, the business’s operating loss came to $166,000, down 70.1% from 2019’s loss.After financial costs of $41,000, Webis made a loss of $207,000, down 65.7% year-on-year.Eke said he is optimistic for the future of Webis, with the loss of the syndicate allowing it to run “a more balanced business, with less reliance on one group of customers.” The business can become profitable again through a continued focus on higher margins and the United States, he added.“The board is confident that existing operations have now stabilised and can indeed return to profitability,” Eke said. “The operation is run leanly and whilst the external welfare issues impacting horse racing and greyhound racing are a concern, there remain significant opportunities, both domestic and international, for new player content.“Our strategy is to grow our platform through additional content and players, but continually focussing on higher-margin business. However, the Board recognise that the ultimate goal is to capitalise on the huge opportunities available within the USA’s expanded gaming landscape.” Finance Tags: Race Track and Racino Webis Holdings, parent company of WatchandWager, saw turnover – defined as total wagers minus winnings – increase to $8.1m (£6.2m/€7.1m) for the six months to 31 December 2019, and losses decline as it hopes to bounce back from the loss of a major customer in late 2018. 26th February 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: USlast_img read more

first_imgCasino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The week’s esports fixtures: 14 to 20 May 14th May 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter iGB, in partnership with Bayes Esports Solutions, is proud to present a regular list of fixtures for some of the most popular esports competitions, helping operators looking to expand into the esports market while the traditional sports calendar has been significantly reduced.This week, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) contest the ESEA Premier Division’s North American leagues top the list in terms of fixtures, with 54 taking place in the coming week. The 34th season began late in April, and runs until 21 July, with last year’s event won by Triumph.Following in second is another CS:GO tournament, the Svenska Elitserien, with its 2020 Spring Regular Season. That concludes on 21 May.Next up the Dota 2-focused DPL CDA Professional League 2020 Season 1, run by the China Dota 2 Professional Associaiton (CDA). There are 17 fixtures taking place in that competition, and it runs until 24 May. Another Dota 2 event, also with 17 fixtures, is the ESL One 2020 Birmingham Regional Online League. This was originally meant to be a live event, starting on 26 May and taking place over five days, but was cancelled as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and repurposed as a series of online leagues. With a number of League of Legends-led seasons concluding in recent weeks, the schedule for that title has been significantly reduced. Just one fixture takes place in the BRCC 2020 Summer, a Brazil-based event which concludes on 16 May. This list is not yet exhaustive, and may be subject to change. Find out more about the Esports Directory here.Bayes Esports Solutions is the go-to provider for the esports data sector – for data right holders, consumers and service providers alike. The Berlin startup has developed BEDEX, the world’s first independent esports data marketplace for In-game data.center_img Tags: Video Gaming iGB, in partnership with Bayes Esports Solutions, is proud to present a regular list of fixtures for some of the most popular esports competitions, helping operators looking to expand into the esports market while the traditional sports calendar has been significantly reduced. Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gaming Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Africa, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Daniel Sarfo, primate and metropolitan of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA) and bishop of Kumasi in Ghana, has called on Christians around the world to dedicate one Sunday as a day of prayer for the deadly Ebola disease that has struck the west African region.In an interview with ACNS, Sarfo said: “We encourage Anglican churches world over to express solidarity by observing one Sunday as Ebola Sunday and to mobilize resources for the sub-region.”Anglicans can helpThe archbishop reiterated the important role that Anglicans in other countries can play in as far as mobilizing and bringing resources to the region. “Anglicans should challenge their governments to send resources, especially medical supplies to the affected areas,” he said.Recently, Archbishop Jonathan Bonaparte Hart of the Internal Province of West Africa in CPWA, of which the affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are a part, also raised up the need for material support when he said: “We need disposable surgical gloves, chlorine and basic hygiene kits to safeguard against Ebola.”Government actionGhana has not recorded any cases of the disease and Sarfo explained how the government there is trying to make sure the disease is prevented and does not cross borders.“In Ghana, a lot of education about the prevention of the disease is going on from the government through the Ministry of Health and church facilities of which the Anglican Church has quite a number,” he said. “The government has also provided equipment and materials through the Ministry of Health to the various health facilities while strict screening centers have been established at the airports and borders.”Church preventive measuresIn this challenging period, the Anglican Church in Ghana is still trying to live up to its social and prophetic role by introducing a number of preventive measures to help handle the threat posed by Ebola. As well as working with partner agencies to equip church health facilities, it is also providing guidance on how to pray for an end to this crisis, and those who have already been affected.Education is keySarfo said the church is encouraging clergy to use the pulpit to educate and sensitize their congregations about the disease. Clergy have also been told to postpone the traditional practice of having congregants share a common communion cup.“The communion can be received either by ‘intinction’, the practice of partly dipping the consecrated bread, or host, into the consecrated wine before consumption, or best by using individual small cups,” he said.Recently, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, also modified the administration of Holy Communion and suspended the shaking of hands during the exchange of the peace in his province, a measure aimed at preventing the spread of the disease.The World Health Organization reports that this year’s Ebola outbreak is one of the largest in history and the first in West Africa with approximately 2,220 reported cases and 1,226 deaths. It has affected four countries in West Africa including Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. 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first_img Tagged with: Technology Trading Microsoft on the other hand are adamant that the donations programme is legal.Read “Microsoft to offer free software” by Paul Abrahams and Daniel Dombey at FT.com. Howard Lake | 15 May 2003 | News Microsoft to offer free software to education and governments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Microsoft plans to offer free and discounted software to governments and educational institutions, although critics have suggested this might contravene European antitrust law.By offering free and discounted software to particular sectors Microsoft could be viewed as abusing its near monopoly status, according to FT.com. “European law prohibits companies with monopolies using discounts that discriminate between customers and exclude competitors from the market”, reports the financial newspaper.The donations are presumably part of Microsoft’s efforts to ensure it does not lose out to its rival free operating system Linux. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Commitment to a long-term plan: to make every aspect of production, film making and editing behind the camera is more diverse and inclusive.High profile supporters will not be sent to international project visits next year, and Comic Relief says that in future years if the charity were to consider inviting celebrities to international projects it would only be if films and narratives continued to be fully led by local people. The charity will continue to work on high profile celebrity challenges in the UK and across the globe, which have often focused on extreme physical feats like mountain climbing , desert trekking and marathons, while its high profile supporters will also help present Red Nose Day TV shows on the night. Advertisement New storytelling guidelinesComic Relief is now finalising its new storytelling guidelines with key changes set to include: Local film makers will direct all new African films for Red Nose Day 2021: employing local film makers gives viewers a closer, authentic look at the heart of issues directly from affected communities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Ruth Davison, Chief Executive of Comic Relief, said: “Over the last 30 years, our international appeals have helped us raise over £1.4bn and we are immensely grateful. We know times are changing rapidly now and we need to modernise our approaches internationally to give local communities the opportunity to lead their stories. We’ve listened to communities, our peers, critics and supporters and I’m proud to be leading the charity at this exciting time as we develop our approaches and shift the power. I hope audiences will see that by investing in wider creative partnership across Africa our films will be more authentic and engaging than ever.” Comic Relief announces move away from celebrity-led appeal films Working with media organisations across Africa: not just on appeal films but also on a range of creative projects outside of appeals by raising awareness of wider narratives across the continent. This includes a series of short films made by African filmmakers launching today – the Sema’s Stori project.  256 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Sir Lenny Henry, Comic Relief Honorary Life President and co-founder, and June Sarpong OBE, BBC Creative Director of Diversity, will lead the opening event with a special discussion around changes in the creative industry, hosted by Charlene White, ITV News broadcaster. At the event Sir Lenny Henry will discuss Comic Relief’s journey and changes with international appeal films to reflect both modern audiences and modern Africa.He will also mention Comic Relief using its funding streams for the first time to address racial inequalities by investing nearly £6 million in Black-led and minority-led organisations across the UK. After recent reports showed the disproportionate effects of Covid-19 on Black and minority ethnic communities, Comic Relief launched a new fund to reach small grassroots charities helping minority communities in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET). Due to the response a second round, alongside NET and Clothworkers Foundation, is set to be launched next week.Sir Lenny Henry, said: “Diversity and inclusion is important both in front and behind the camera. Times have changed and society has evolved, and we must evolve too. African people don’t want us to tell their stories for them, what they need is more agency, a platform and partnership. I have seen first-hand what it means for African communities to see someone who looks just like them in charge of directing films.  I am so glad that Comic Relief has listened and put in the work to develop its appeal films and deliver greater representation as they continue to raise millions for people in poverty around the world.”The second part of today’s opening online event will include an international panel discussion on ethical filmmaking, and premier with an exclusive first look at three new African-led films produced through Comic Relief’s Sema Stori Initiative delivered in partnership with Docubox, East Africa’s only film funder, owned and run by African film makers. The project worked with 10 up and coming African film makers on a series of short films exploring social issues through the eyes of local communities. Josh Kisamwa, filmmaker, said: “As a Kenyan filmmaker there are very few opportunities, but through this programme I was able to create something that I feel is very important. I love that instead of sending a crew to make a piece, Sema Stori supported me, because I am a firm believer in Africans documenting Africa for Africans. It is extremely crucial that we start telling the continent’s stories ourselves because I feel it’s more authentic and it is our reality.” Comic Relief is changing its approach in a move that will see it stop sending celebrities to Africa for its appeals, and instead use local people to tell their own stories with the help of local film makers and photographers.All new African appeal films for Red Nose Day 2021 will employ this new approach. The move follows criticism of some charities’ appeal films, including those of Comic Relief, reinforcing ‘white saviour’ stereotypes by fronting them with celebrities. It is part of the charity’s commitment to shifting the narrative in its storytelling to reflect its audiences’ greater awareness of international issues and to empower and provide a platform for local leaders and communities to lead their own stories. Furthering diversity & equalityThe charity also launches a series of online discussions today (28 October) which aim to explore better ways to work across charity and creative sectors to support Black and ethnic minority communities and address inequalities.  Switching the spotlight: project workers, doctors, teachers, parents and local members of the community will lead their own international stories, giving audiences insight into grassroots level with international appeal films. 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first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 25, 2013 Facebook Twitter Home Energy NCGA Helps Welcome NASCAR Back to St. Louis Area Facebook Twitter NASCAR racing is coming back to Gateway Motorsports Park and so is American Ethanol. Track officials and NASCAR representatives made the announcement today at the track located near St. Louis on the Illinois-Missouri border.The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return on June 14, 2014. The venue reopened in March of 2012 after investing more than $11.5 million in track and facility improvements.National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre joined track owner Curtis Francois, NASCAR VP of Racing Operations Jim Cassidy, and American Ethanol spokesman and St. Louis native Kenny Wallace for the announcement.“We have had great success utilizing the American Ethanol brand to educate the NASCAR Nation about the performance, economic and environmental benefits of corn-based ethanol over the last three years.” Barbre said. “This track sits in the heart of corn country so it will provide us another good opportunity to educate the public.”Source: NCGA NCGA Helps Welcome NASCAR Back to St. Louis Area SHARE Previous articleIndiana to be Home of National Soil Health Tour in 2014Next articleIndiana Farmers Making Plans to Fight EPA Proposal Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  National Hispanic Media Coalition President and CEO Alex NogalesThe National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the National Latino Media Council (NLMC) are planning to launch a series of protest actions against the film company Paramount Pictures for not giving enough opportunities for Latino actors, writers, and directors.In a press conference in Pasadena Tuesday, the NHMC and NLMC said they are asking the public to boycott Paramount Pictures and join their actions, including a social media campaign and demonstrations nationwide, until the film company signs a memorandum of understanding with the two media associations.If they do sign, Paramount should detail how they plan to solve their “shameful numbers when it comes to Latino employment, in front of and behind the camera,” according to a NHMC statement.“Latinos can no longer wait for the film companies to, as they say, bring us into their films ‘organically,’” Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the NHMC, said. “Latinos must be part and parcel of the film industry. The talent is there and as a community, we need the positive stories and sensitivity of our actors, writers, and directors to counter the anti-Latino rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration who has influenced a large portion of the population to look at us as the dregs of society.”Paramount Pictures released a statement Tuesday in response to the NHMC and NLMC statements, a report in Deadline Hollywood said. The film company said they have met with NHMC in a good faith effort “to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramount’s culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.”“Under our new leadership team, we continue to make progress – including ensuring representation in front of and behind the camera in upcoming films – and welcome the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latino creative community further,” the statement said.Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who spoke at the NHMC-NLMC press conference, said only 2.7 percent of Latinos were in films in 2016, quoting a report from UCLA’s Bunche Center.“The lack of representation of Latinos by the film studios is an embarrassment and a disservice to our community,” Molina said. “The unfair portrayal of our community paired with our current political climate is putting us at harm to how the world sees us. It’s time for Latinos to be included, time for people outside our community to see what makes the Latino community truly great.”Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF president and general counsel and NLMC chair, said the “severe underrepresentation in media” of any significant community has real consequences, including politicians targeting the excluded community in their campaigns and rhetoric.“The Latino community understands these consequences and will hold the media companies with the worst records of underrepresentation accountable for their complicity in the denial of civil rights to the Latino community, the nation’s largest minority group,” Saenz said.Brenda Victoria Castillo, NHMC President and CEO-elect, said Latinos comprise more than 57 million people in the United States with a purchasing power of more than $1.5 trillion.“Latinos purchase 24 percent of all tickets sold at the box office. That’s real power,” Castillo said. “Do not be compliant and accepting of the way the film studios discriminate against us Latinos. Resist the way Hollywood depicts us in negative stereotypes. Rise up, stay woke, and take action.”During the press conference, Dr. Matt A. Barreto, co-founder and Managing Partner of Latino Decisions, presented a NHMC commissioned report, “Latinos, Movie Watching, and Views on Representation in Film,” which surveyed 423 adults in the U.S. who self-identified as Latino or Hispanic, with data collected from May 21 to 29.The survey was intended to probe movie consumption patterns among Latinos in the last 12 months, in theater and at home, views on Latino representation in film, and their willingness to act in response to poor representation. The full results are available through NHMC’s website, www.nhmc.org. 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first_img Facebook By OA Life – February 24, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Twitter MIDLAND>> Alldredge Market at the Gardens has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Alldredge Gardens, 3300 N. Fairgrounds Road, Midland. Local vendors will be selling a variety of hand-crafted items, including food, photos, soaps, breads, salsa and more. Visit tinyurl.com/y5mao9cn.>> Downtown Library at the Plaza, 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled the 2019 Summer Reading Kick-off Party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Activities include Summer Reading registration, games, jumpers, face painting and more. Visit https://www.co.midland.tx.us/150/Public-Libraries.>> Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Tall City Band from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion. The concert is family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org.>> The Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled two architectural exhibitions through June 9. “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior” and “Truth in Architecture: Drawings by Paul Stevenson Oles FAIA.” Midland native “Steve” Oles an architectural illustrators and prior to his retirement, he taught architectural drawing at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University and MIT. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and up and $3 for ages 3-11 and seniors. Museum members and children age 3 and under get in free. Admission is free for everyone on Sundays. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org.>> Kelly D. Kennedy Fine Art, 100 N. Main St., Suite 102, Midland, has scheduled a First Thursday Art & Wine Soirée from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. There will be works from more than 30 artists, complimentary wine and lite bites. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the parking garage off Texas Avenue, behind Wall Street Lofts.>> The Beer Garden, 7112 W. Highway 80, Midland, has scheduled The Eighty Eights Show and Dueling Pianos, a live performance with interactive singing and dancing, at 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. For more information or reservations, call 558-0772 or 806-441-0681 or visit www.midlandbeergarden.com.>> The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects. Visit www.midlandgemandmineral.org.>> Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for a writer’s round table at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Midland County Centennial Library, 2503 West Loop 250 North, Midland. Writers of all genres are welcome. Admission is free. Email [email protected] or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.org. What’s Going On May 31 WhatsApp WhatsApp MARFA>> Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine,” an exhibition with newly commissioned and existing works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, through the end of September. The exhibition includes contributions that range from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond. Admission is free. Call 432-729-3600, email [email protected] or visit www.ballroommarfa.org. SEMINOLE>> De Roode Staul, 467 US Highway 385 South, Seminole, has scheduled a Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit tinyurl.com/y5xt5etn. TAGS  Local News Previous articleKhudobin helps Stars end 6-game skid in 3-0 win vs. PanthersNext articleOPD, ECSO see few incidents during heavy rainfall OA Life What’s Going On logo ODESSA>> Ector County Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band featuring Johnny & Suzy from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave. Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome. The dances are alcohol and smoke free events. Call 337-5281.>> Permian Playhouse, 310 W. 42nd St., has scheduled Tuesdays with Morrie, story of Mitch Albom and his beloved college professor Morrie Shwartz, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call 362-2329 or visit inyurl.com/yxmac25m.>> The City of Odessa Parks Department has scheduled a free Movie in the Park featuring “Christopher Robin” (PG) at dark on today at UTPB Park, East 42nd Street and Highway 191. Cartoons will begin around 8:45 p.m. The movie is scheduled to begin at dark. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available. Call 368-3548, email [email protected] or visit OdessaTXParks.org.>> Old School Wrestling (OSW) has scheduled Title Chaos at 7 p.m. Saturday at the OSW Fear Factory, 404 E. 61st St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Belltime is at 7:30 p.m. Every championship will be on the line. In the Main Event, Jason Erra will be defending his OSW title against a Wildcard. General admission is $10. Tickets are available at Endless Horizons. Visit tinyurl.com/yyh4dx9t.>> Far West Event Center, 5850 W. University Blvd., has scheduled The Bigg Facts Turn Up Concert featuring MoneyBagg Yo at 7 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/yyxyk946.>> Gabby-Doo Saloon, 6009 N. Golder Ave., has scheduled a night of comedy and music starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Visit tinyurl.com/y5xsl469.>> The Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration June 14-16 and June 19 at Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St. The annual “Celebration of Freedom” honors the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation. T-shirts will be sold from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and June 9 in Woodson Park. Visit www.odessabcc.org/juneteenth.>> The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled comedian Anjelah Johnson to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.>> The Odessa Barrios Lions Club meets at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road.>> The Odessa Ante Meridian Lions Club meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road. Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more