Papuan protesters sentenced to less than one year for treason amid calls to drop charges

first_imgA court in East Kalimantan found seven Papuans guilty of treason in separate trials on Wednesday for their involvement in antiracism protests in Jayapura, Papua, in 2019, despite calls from human rights defenders for authorities to drop all charges against them.The Balikpapan District Court sentenced Buchtar Tabuni, an executive of pro-Papuan independence group United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), to 11 months of imprisonment.Meanwhile, Cenderawasih University student union head Ferry Kombo as well as Irwanus Uropmabin and Hengki Hilapok, both students of the University of Science and Technology (USTJ), were sentenced to 10 months in prison. The punishment handed down by the court was far from the demands of prosecutors, who sought 17 years of imprisonment for Buchtar, 10 years for Ferry and 5 years for both Irwanus and Hengki.Two other defendants in the case, namely Agus Kossay and Stevanus Itlay from the National Committee of West Papua (KNPB), were sentenced to 11 months of imprisonment after prosecutors had demanded 15 years.Meanwhile, USTJ student union head Alexander Gobai was sentenced to 10 months in prison. The prosecutors had sought 10 years of imprisonment for him.“We are given a week to think about whether we will file an appeal or not. We will discuss further with the seven political prisoners and figure out if they can accept [the verdicts],” Emanuel Gobay, one of the defense lawyers, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. The seven students and activists were involved in Jayapura protests in August last year following a racially charged incident targeting Papuan university students living in a dormitory in Surabaya, East Java. The students were physically and verbally attacked by security personnel and members of local mass organizations, who accused them of refusing to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.Security personnel reportedly banged on the dormitory’s door while shouting insults like “monkeys”, “pigs” and “dogs”.The protests in Jayapura started out peacefully but later turned violent, resulting in dozens of injuries and several buildings being damaged. The seven activists were arrested in Jayapura and were moved for trials in Balikpapan earlier this year for security reasons.The trials have been met with outcry from the public and from activists, with many demanding that authorities drop all charges, as they argued that the Papuans involved in the rallies had only been exercising their right to protest racism against them.Over the past three days prior to the verdicts scheduled for Wednesday, rallies carried out by students and young people demanding the defendants’ release took place in various cities across the country.Human rights activists have lambasted the arrests and charges against the Papuans, saying that acts of treason and reactions against racism were two different things.They also argued that perpetrators of racism against Papuans, including hoax spreaders and verbal attackers, had been charged with less than a year of imprisonment.“Despite the leniency, the verdicts still reflect racism under Indonesia’s justice system. No matter what happens, West Papuans ‘must’ be found guilty by Indonesian courts, especially in treason and incitement cases,” Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman said in her Twitter account.Veronica told the Post that, during the antiracism protests last year, 86 Papuans were arrested and charged with treason. Some were immediately released, leaving 56 to be processed legally.Some of the 56 Papuans have been sentenced to prison and recently been released, including Surya Anta and Ariana Elopere, who were spotted among the crowd during Monday’s rally in front of the Supreme Court building in Central Jakarta.“There was no political intervention, because those who are now released have fully served their sentences,” Veronica said, adding that 23 of 36 Papuans still being detained would face their first hearing in Fakfak, West Papua, later this week.Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid said he deeply regretted the court rulings on Wednesday against the seven Papuans engaging in peaceful protests, arguing that such a decision showed that the state failed to uphold human rights for Papua.“Although the verdicts were much lighter than the demand of prosecutors, the seven prisoners of conscience should not have been arrested, imprisoned and prosecuted from the start. They should be released will all charges dropped,” Usman said in a statement.“In the era of president BJ Habibie, East Timorese political prisoners or prisoners of conscience were released. President Jokowi himself even freed five Papuan prisoners of conscience at the beginning of his first term,” he said.Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the verdicts handed down by the court against three other defendants. An earlier version of this article also misspelled the name of Cenderawasih University student union head. He is Ferry Kombo, not Gombo.Topics :last_img read more

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New vegan food-to-go products coming to supermarkets

first_imgVegan NPD is moving fast. Demand for portable plant-based food and drink products has skyrocketed and both brands and retailers have come up with plenty of innovative launches for the vegan lunchtime meal deal. From fishless sushi to pig-free bacon crisps, here’s our pick of the best new vegan food-to-go products.,Absolutely Avo Hummus Wrap Brand: Peardrop Rsp: £6.50This veggie-filled wrap joined the Planet Organic food-to-go lineup in July and combines slow roasted tomatoes with carrot, red cabbage, roasted red peppers and fresh avocado. The packaging is plastic-free and made with “planet-friendly” paper. It’s also nut-free.Source: Mintel GNPD Probiotic BallsBrand: Health LabRsp: £2Available in Choc Matcha and Mixed Berry flavours, these cashew and date balls contain one billion vegan probiotics. Made in Australia, they’re set to hit major UK mults, specialist retailers and online retailers in January 2019. Bubble & Squeak Sandwich Brand: Co-opRsp: £2.65Landing on shelves ahead of Christmas, this sandwich contains a sweet potato bubble & squeak fritter, pickled beetroot and red cabbage slaw and Christmas spiced chutney. It will be available as part of the Co-op meal deal.  Oat Millionaire BarsBrand: GrazeRsp: £1.79A vegan reinvention of caramel shortbread, these bars contain up to 12g of protein and are available in three flavours: Peanut Butter, Raspberry and Orange. The bars layer oats and quinoa with date paste and cacao nibs. They’re now available from Boots and WH Smith.  Crunchy Cauli CouscousBrand: Marks & SpencerRsp: £2.20Made with cauliflower, carrot and cabbage, this salad hit M&S shelves in June. Containing a pot of basil and thyme dressing, the salad is garnished with parsley and pumpkin seeds. Source: Mintel GNPD Spicy Butternut Falafel, Rainbow Grains & Houmous SaladBrand: AsdaRsp: £1.50Asda first launched a range of vegan food-to-go products in January this year. The latest addition is this Spicy Butternut Falafel, Rainbow Grains & Houmous Salad. The product, which carries a Vegan Society accreditation, comes equipped with a fork and mini pot of houmous.  Caffè Brand: Alpro Rsp: £1.70Available in three flavours: Soya Caramel & Ethiopian Coffee, Coconut & Peruvian Coffee and Almond & Brazilian Coffee, this ready-to-drink chilled coffee hit the meal deal shelves of Boots in October.  BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sushi BurritoBrand: ImaRsp: £5.99This new launch from vegan sushi brand Ima promises to leave “plenty of fish in the sea”. Available from Planet Organic and Greenbay Supermarket, it’s a seaweed wrap with barbecue marinated jackfruit and carrots and it comes in sustainable sugar cane packaging. Source: Mintel GNPD Peanut Butter SlugBrand: Pic’s Rsp: £1Naturally vegan, this on-the-go peanut butter format hit Tesco shelves in May. The snack only contains hi-oleic Australian peanuts and a pinch of salt. Vegan PloughmansBrand: Waitrose Rsp: £2.60Waitrose launched a raft of vegan options in its Good to Go range in January but this sandwich only came into stores last month. This vegan take on a classic ploughman’s includes a dairy-free cheddar style slice, pickle, tomatoes and vegan mayo.  Bacon & Tomato CrispsBrand: Fairfield FarmsRsp: 80pDespite having a “subtle bacon flavour” these hand-cooked crisps are the first vegan-friendly meat flavour the brand has created. They entered Co-op stores in September.  Sicilian Caponata Pasta Brand: BolRsp: £3The combination of courgette, cannellini beans, plum tomatoes and sunflower seeds makes this pasta pot high in plant protein and low in sugar. It became available in Sainsbury’s stores from the end of October.  Chocolate Cups Brand: Nutty CacaoRsp: £2.89A “healthier version” of classic chocolate cups, these plant-based treats are now available in Selfridges and Daylesford in Peanut Butter, Rocky Road and Coconut varieties. Available in handy snack packs, the cups are free of refined sugars, gluten and are made with natural ingredients.  last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Wagers Philly Favorites on Eagles with Massachusetts Governor

first_imgGovernor Wolf Wagers Philly Favorites on Eagles with Massachusetts Governor January 31, 2018 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a friendly wager with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on the Super Bowl LII matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Governor Wolf wagered several of Philly’s iconic foods, including some that have made giving back to the community part of their mission.Governor Wolf also announced that the State Capitol will remain lit green through the weekend in support of the Eagles.“Over the last year, the Eagles have battled adversity and inspired millions of fans, both on and off the field,” Governor Wolf said. “I am putting some of my Philly favorites and Philly’s finest and most iconic food items on the line but look forward to Governor Baker sending some Massachusetts foods to Pennsylvania.“I am proud of the work, determination and Pennsylvania grit that the Eagles have displayed and I look forward to rooting them on to victory in Minnesota. Thankfully, all Pennsylvanians can unite in one thing this weekend: rooting for a Patriots’ loss.”Governor Wolf’s ‘Philly Favorites’ wager includes:Soup from Rooster Soup Co., a luncheonette that gives 100% of its profits to support vulnerable Philadelphians through Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative;Scrapple from the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia’s iconic breakfast offering from its legendary food marketplace, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018;Coffee from La Colombe, one of the world’s premier coffee roasters and boutique cafes based in Philadelphia;Donuts from Federal Donuts, a destination for donuts and fried chicken, which this week unveiled an Eagles-themed donut benefiting the Philadelphia schools.Donated pizza slices at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a pay-it-forward pizzeria that provides hundreds of meals per week to homeless Philadelphians.Governor Baker’s wager includes clam chowder from Legal’s Seafood in Boston, Craisins from Ocean Spray in Middleborough, Apple Cider Donuts from Smolak Farms in North Andover, apple pie, chicken pot pie and maple syrup from Hollis Hills Farms in Fitchburg, Grillo’s Pickles from Needham, and cupcakes and lemon squares from Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield.“We are proud to have another opportunity to offer up some of Massachusetts’ finest local products for a good cause and look forward to the Pats bringing home another Super Bowl win,” said Governor Baker.The Governors agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Signs First Responders Bill, Other Legislation

first_img July 23, 2020 Gov. Wolf Signs First Responders Bill, Other Legislation Bill Signing,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf signed several bills into law today including HB 1459, which establishes a mental wellness and stress management program for emergency responders who experience post-traumatic stress injuries or traumatic brain injuries on the job. The legislature passed the bill unanimously.“This COVID-19 emergency has been another reminder of how all of us depend on first responders during a crisis,” said Gov. Wolf. “First responders face traumatic situations on the job that can have lasting consequences and this new program gives them access to the help they need. It is the right thing to do and I’m proud to sign the legislation.”Support for first responders under the bill includes peer-to-peer programs, training for peer support efforts, a toll-free helpline, statewide and regional stress management support, trauma and suicide awareness training, and support for nonprofit organizations offering the services.“We know that some groups are more likely to suffer from serious mental health issues and suicide,” said Rep. Mike Schlossberg. “Our first responders are in that category. We must do more to protect our heroes and I am grateful to the governor for his support of these efforts.”The governor also signed into law today:HB 256, which strengthens state law to make an assault on a corrections employee at a local, county or state facility a felony of the second degree. It is a felony of the first degree if a weapon likely to cause serious injury is used. The bill also establishes a third-degree felony if a law enforcement officer or correctional facility employees engages in a sexual act with an inmate or detainee.HB 943, which is intended to improve transparency and reduce prescription drug costs by ensuring that pharmacies and pharmacists may inform customers about lower priced alternatives, including generic medications. The bill prohibits pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy services administration organizations from restricting these discussions.SB 836, which requires student athletes and parents to receive information each school year about sudden cardiac arrest and electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions. The bill requires students and parents to sign an informational sheet before students participate in athletic activities.HB 632, which expands the use of a secure power of attorney for the transfer of vehicles by licensed dealers and insurers including the use of electronic signature and extends the time period during which a limited power of attorney may be used for the sale, purchase or transfer of manufactured homes during a disaster emergency.HB 672, which amends the act of February 13, 1970 (P.L. 19, No.10), entitled “An act enabling certain minors to consent to medical, dental and health services, declaring consent unnecessary under certain circumstance.” Specifically, the bill amends the provisions relating to consent for voluntary inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment for minors.HB 732, which establishes a local resource manufacturing tax credit and exempts transfers of real estate to or by a volunteer EMS company, volunteer fire company or volunteer rescue company from real estate transfer tax.HB 1437, which amends the Tax Reform Code of 1971 concerning the City Revitalization and Improvement Zones program and the Rural Jobs and Investment tax credit program.HB 2455, which requires the governor and Department of Health to submit information to the legislature about COVID-19 testing.HB 2484, which increases the cap on the percentage of the value of assets held by or for an electing charity from 7 percent to 10 percent for fiscal years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The bill adds a new provision regarding nonjudicial settlement agreements.SB 320, which enacts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act; providing for user direction and agreements, for disclosure of digital assets and electronic communications, for functions of fiduciaries and for compliance and immunity for custodians of digital assets and electronic communications; and making conforming amendments.SB 927, which provides the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation shall independently validate documentation of veteran status and immediately issue a driver’s license or identification card displaying veteran designation without submitting the documentation to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for review and approval.SB 1125, which gives school districts the option during the 2020-21 school year to extend the real estate property tax discount period, waive penalties for late payments or both.SB 1188, which provides for delegation of taxing powers and restrictions thereon and for tax limitations.Ver esta página en español.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Cairns couple aims to create 12-storey ‘showpiece’ near Munro Martin Parklands

first_imgArtist’s impression of Mark and Donna Turnbull’s proposed Aria on the Park development across the road from Munro Martin Park in the Cairns CBD. PICTURE: SUPPLIEDCAIRNS home loan specialists Mark and Donna Turnbull have been sitting on land for a decade, waiting for just the right time to launch Aria on the Park.The 12-storey project is predicted to cost $53 million, with the couple looking to sell units off the plan from mid-2017.Mr Turnbull, director of Horizon Financial, said he had been biding his time for the adjacent Munro Martin Parklands to be redeveloped.“My feeling was it was always going to be a showpiece in the middle of town,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for a proactive council to come along and make it the fantastic place it is now.” The couple says the complex will incorporate tropical design, vertical gardens and extensive mature landscaping.“It’s not just a big concrete box,” he said. “It’s something very functional that people will want to live in and enjoy.”A communal podium-level pool is included in the design, with each apartment on the podium level also sporting private courtyards and swimming areas.Four rooftop terrace penthouses will feature wet-edge pools overlooking the city, with stairs leading up to a bar, kitchen, barbecue facilities and bathroom.The 77 apartments will be a mix of one, two and three bedrooms, with each of the penthouses featuring four sleeping spaces.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoMark and Donna TurnbullMr Turnbull said “pretty much all” the retail area on the ground floor was already spoken for, including an Italian-style deli and convenience store.The development will target suburban residents wanting to “live the Esplanade lifestyle” without having to spend a million dollars on a home.“There’s a big demand for people moving from Edge Hill, Whitfield and the suburbs to have an inner-city lifestyle,” Mr Turnbull said.“There is no indication that we will be doing any holiday letting – it’s more owner-occupied and investors that we’re looking at.”Finalising pre-sales will determine how quickly construction begins, but Mr Turnbull said he was resolved not to waste time.“We will push ahead as quickly as we can,” he said. “We didn’t want to get this development application and just sit on it.”He was certain the time was ripe for a development of this size and scope.“We’re very busy on the home loan side of things,” he said. “We tend to see the increases before everyone else does.”last_img read more

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Betty Jean Sauerwein

first_imgShe was a Sister, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother and beloved Wife. Betty Jean Sauerwein was born on April 14, 1937. She married William Sauerwein on December 6, 1952. Betty and William raised 6 children during their marriage. She passed in the loving care of her family on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was 79 years of age.Betty raised Jacqueline Haynes, Steve Sauerwein, Gary Sauerwein (deceased), Linda Schwab, Vivian Schwab and Rhonda Murdock. Her love lived on in the lives of her grandchildren: Robert III, Frankie, Steve Jr., Heather, Niki, Justin, Amanda, Kyle, Billy, Bradley, Cody, and Carissa and four great grandchildren: Ella, Maddie, Robert IV and Kendra.Betty was always involved with her grandchildren and looked forward to completing crafts with them at holidays. As a mother she was the kind that would allow her kids to have a full ice cream bar for dinner if everyone agreed. She loved spoiling her grandchildren and would often buy more toys then was ever needed.She was always willing to step in and help. Her love and support has enabled the ongoing love of a large family. Memories of her and the family that she raised will continue in the hearts of her loved ones. She will be dearly missed and has passed the torch of love to her children.It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye. We know that she is no longer in pain and is in the arms of her loved ones in heaven. Her presence will be felt in the smiles and hugs of her family.Visitation will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm with the 3pm funeral service immediately following all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN. Rev. David Johnston officiating.last_img read more

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Deery drivers chase $10,000 paycheck at Farley’s Yankee Dirt Track Classic

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa – The top paycheck of the Deery Brothers Summer Series is on the line this weekend, as touring IMCA Late Models headline the 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway.The Saturday, Sept. 2 100-lap main event pays $10,000 to win and a minimum of $600 to make the 24-car starting field.Second place in the Deery feature pays $5,000, with $2,500 for third, $1,500 for fourth, $1,250 for fifth and $1,000 for sixth.“The Yankee Dirt Track Classic has a storied history and we are excited to headline the 40th annual event as part of the Deery Brothers Summer Series,” Tour Director Kevin Yoder noted. “There is a lot on the line in terms of both pay and points and I anticipate a great weekend of racing.”Also on the Saturday card at the Yankee are a $3,000 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature for IMCA Modifieds. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both run for $1,200 to win in their respective features.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31. Hot laps for all classes follow the 6:15 p.m. drivers’ meeting. Time trials, heats, consolation races and a $400 to win non-qualifiers’ feature are on the program for Modifieds, along with Northern SportMod qualifying and open practice for the Late Models and Stock Cars.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over and $5 for students ages 13-17. Pit passes are $25.Late Model time trials, heat races and a $550 to win non-qualifiers’ feature are on the Friday, Sept. 1 card, as are qualifying races for the Stock Cars.Gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing follows the 6:30 p.m. drivers’ meeting; there are no hot laps. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for students while pit passes are $30.Last-chance qualifying is on Saturday for the Deery Series Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars and Northern SportMods. The winner of the non-qualifiers’ race for Late Models earns $700 or a starting spot in the main event.Start time for the Deery Series main event is 9 p.m.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Racing follows the 6 p.m. drivers’ meeting and there will be hot laps for cars already qualified. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students. Pit passes are $35.Kids 12 and under will be admitted free to the grandstand each night of the Yankee.More information is posted on the www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com website.The Yankee is the 10th of a dozen events on the schedule for the 31st annual Deery Series. The series is at Boone Speedway on Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s before concluding at West Liberty Raceway’s Sept. 22 and 23 Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 Weekend.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, 327; 2. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 314; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 303; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 297; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 292; 6. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 282; 7. Curt Martin, Independence, 269; 8. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 256; 9. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, 251; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 239; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 217; 12. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 213; 13. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, 198; 14. Paul Conrad, Colo, 185; 15. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 171; 16. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 169; 17. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 148; 18. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 141; 19. Nick Marolf, Wilton, 135; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, 131.last_img read more

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Wikki tourists draw goalless with hosts Kano Pillars FC

first_imgRelatedPosts LMC sanctions Wikki Tourists, Adamawa United NPFL: Plateau United stun hosts Wikki Tourists as home fans disrupt game NPFL: Adamawa United draw with visiting Wikki Tourists Kano Pillars Football Club remained in the bottom of the table ‎in the Nigeria Professional Football League after they were held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Wikki tourists FC of Bauchi.‎News Agency of Nigeria ‎reports that the draw was in a Match Day 5 fixture and was played at the Sani Abacha Stadium located in Kano metropolis.The host looked more determined to gain a win and they put up a good performance throughout the game but were not able to make it.Kano Pillars made two changes in the second half and every effort to score proved abortive as the visitors defended tenaciously. After the match, Pillars Coach, Ibrahim Musa said that his side played very well but could not score.He said that they would put up more effort in order to win their away match against Plateau United‎.News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pillars were asked to play three home games behind closed doors by LMC following disturbances against Enugu Rangers in Lagos.The management of the club also gave three match ultimatum to the technical crew of the club last week after loosing at home to Lobi stars.After the ultimatum, Pillars lost 1-0 to Jigawa Golden Stars and played goalless draw with Wikki Tourists.Pillars, who now ‎have two points from three matches played so far and occupy 17th position in the league table, will play against Plateau United next weekend in Plateau. Tags: Wikki Touristslast_img read more

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FaZe Clan x NFL: What limited-edition draft merchandise means for link between organizations

first_imgThis week, the NFL and the esports organization FaZe Clan are collaborating on limited-edition merchandise and a Draft-A-Thon watch party live stream. It’s the continuation of a symbiotic relationship between bodies: The NFL and its gargantuan social media following should bring new eyes to FaZe, and vice versa.OrganizationInstagram followersTwitter followersYouTube subscribersNFL17.4 million25.2 million6.47 millionFaZe Clan8.6 million4.3 million7.63 millionMORE: Travis Scott to put on ‘Fortnite’ concertsEsports carry the kind of youth-driven base traditional pro sports leagues such as the NFL are desperate to capture. The NFL is the established entertainment industry power that could help unlock additional doors for an explosively growing organization such as FaZe.The shirts and hoodies seen below contain a safe retro look that draw on the NFL of the ’90s. What does the FaZe Clan x NFL collaboration look like? While traditional pro sports leagues rarely join forces financially, they’ve not been shy about teaming up with esports organizations over the past few years as interest in competitive gaming continues to skyrocket.The NFL and NBA, as well as MLB, have embraced their athletes playing as the virtual renditions of themselves in “Madden,” “NBA 2K” and “MLB The Show.” Beyond that, though, leagues are looking to partner with some of the most influential members of the gaming community. (PR Newsfoto) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/56/4c/faze-clan-nfl-draft-shirt_qwn6uigwd1va18n293u6oghoq.jpeg?t=-1626396183&w=500&quality=80 How much does FaZe draft apparel cost?The hoodies are $80 and the T-shirts are $40.When do the items go on sale?Merchandise will go on sale 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 23. Items will be available on both the NFL’s website and FaZe’s website. (PR Newsfoto) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1f/d/faze-clan-nfl-draft-hoodie_12vecxbthstdn1p7ym64nz5r44.jpeg?t=-1626437375&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

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Stokes Offered Presidency of South Puget Sound Community College

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeOLYMPIA — The Board of Trustees of South Puget Sound Community College voted to extend a job offer to Dr. Timothy Stokes to serve as the next president of the institution. The decision to extend the offer was reached after a unanimous vote during the Board’s Dec. 14 meeting.“Dr. Stokes has a tremendous history of academic, administrative and community involvement,” said Board of Trustees Chair Judy Blinn. “The Trustees are confident he would continue South Puget Sound Community College’s strong tradition of connection with the community.”Blinn praised the broad-based approach used to identify candidates. “Our process was inclusive, thorough and highly successful.  We are proud and extremely appreciative of all the campus and community involvement,” she said.Stokes currently serves as executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Tacoma Community College.  Prior to his tenure at Tacoma, Stokes served as vice president for Student Learning at Texas State Technical College and executive director of the Southwest Arkansas Technology Learning Center at Henderson State University. He holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas, a M.A. in Political Science/Public Administration from the University of Arkansas, and a B.A. in English from Lyon College. Stokes is active on numerous community and workforce development boards and has a history of ensuring alignment of institutional goals with regional economic development goals.Stokes would succeed current South Puget Sound Community College President Gerald Pumphrey, who will retire after more than 6 years at the college.last_img read more

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