Alliance – Gloucester Downtown Association http://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 04:00:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Alliance – Gloucester Downtown Association http://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/ 32 32 Two pension funds leave Mark Carney’s Green Alliance https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/two-pension-funds-leave-mark-carneys-green-alliance/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 04:00:35 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/two-pension-funds-leave-mark-carneys-green-alliance/ Pension funds Cbus Super and Bundespensionskasse have become the first institutions to leave a financial alliance to fight climate change led by former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Australia’s Cbus left the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance in recent months citing resource issues, while Austria’s Bundespensionskasse left the Paris Aligned Asset Owners group this […]]]>

Pension funds Cbus Super and Bundespensionskasse have become the first institutions to leave a financial alliance to fight climate change led by former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

Australia’s Cbus left the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance in recent months citing resource issues, while Austria’s Bundespensionskasse left the Paris Aligned Asset Owners group this year, also due to a lack of internal resources, a said the PAAO. The coalitions are part of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (Gfanz) which was launched to much fanfare last year.

Members of the seven subgroups under the Gfanz umbrella have to comply with complex time and staff-consuming data tracking and reporting requirements, which alliance banks have also raised as a concern. .

Financial institutions also face a growing list of environmental disclosure requirements imposed by regulators around the world.

A $70 billion fund Cbus, which joined the NZAOA in 2020, said it left the alliance to “focus our resources on our internal climate change activities”, adding that it had not changed its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

Bundespensionskasse, a €1.3 billion fund, declined to comment on why it left the alliance, but said its “long-term goal is a climate-neutral investment approach”. The group has pledged to achieve net zero emissions on all of its assets under management by 2040. Gfanz declined to comment.

One of Gfanz’s subgroups, the Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative which launched with 12 members a year ago, did not disclose whether any companies had left.

The loss of members is likely to add to growing pressure on Gfanz, which is designed to bring together as many financial institutions as possible and encourage climate action.

Major US banks have threatened to quit the alliance, fearing the commitments could expose them to legal challenges, the FT reported last week.

Objections have centered largely on fears that a coordinated restriction of support to the fossil fuel sector could breach competition law. Such antitrust concerns prompted the United Nations Race to Zero initiative – which sets standards for Gfanz membership – to issue revised guidelines last Friday, removing a stipulation that “no new coal projects” should be supported.

Critics, meanwhile, say Gfanz is not demanding enough of its members and that voluntary private sector-led initiatives will not bring the pace of change needed to avert catastrophic warming.

Nigel Topping, co-head of Gfanz, was among those calling for tougher climate regulations last week. “We cannot rely on voluntary action alone,” he said. Governments, regulators and the private sector must work together to “address market failures and provide conducive regulatory environments to dramatically accelerate the transformation to a 1.5C aligned economy”.

In the United States, financial institutions face a particularly difficult environment. A growing number of Republican lawmakers have denounced products labeled as “sustainable” and stepped up a campaign against environmental, social and governance investments.

At the same time, institutions are being scrutinized by US regulators and politicians. The chief executives of several major lenders were quizzed last week by members of Congress on topics including the climate – a discussion that included questions about funding from the State Financial Officers Foundation, a group of US public officials who oppose action on climate change.

Asked by House Democrat Sean Casten if they were still funding the group, JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon and Wells Fargo’s Charles Scharf both said they didn’t know.

Asked if they would commit to ending all support for the SFOF, which Casten said was “spreading misinformation”, Dimon said “if this were true, we would probably cancel it”, and Wells Fargo’s Charles Scharf said “I agree with Mr. Dimon”.

Additional reporting by Simon Mundy

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WoW players rejoice as an Alliance player saved by an enemy Horde character https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/wow-players-rejoice-as-an-alliance-player-saved-by-an-enemy-horde-character/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:56:15 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/wow-players-rejoice-as-an-alliance-player-saved-by-an-enemy-horde-character/ Laurent Scotti ❘ Published: 2022-09-22T14:48:58 ❘ Updated: 2022-09-22T15:48:24 A World of Warcraft Alliance player was completely shocked when he was saved by an enemy Horde player while in a vulnerable state during the quest. World of Warcraft has become well known for its two-faction system which pits the Alliance against the Horde. While the Horde […]]]>
Laurent Scotti

Published: 2022-09-22T14:48:58

Updated: 2022-09-22T15:48:24

A World of Warcraft Alliance player was completely shocked when he was saved by an enemy Horde player while in a vulnerable state during the quest.

World of Warcraft has become well known for its two-faction system which pits the Alliance against the Horde.

While the Horde has become well known for being the evil faction, they aren’t all evil as one player has fortunately discovered.

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WoW Alliance Player Stunned By How Cute Horde Character Is

User Fine_Studio2958 posted a heartwarming story on the WoW subreddit of how a rival Horde player saved them.

Studio posted a screenshot of a letter in the mail they received in-game that reads: “You may remember a Rogue Worgen in the same cave as you. Instead of kill me, as I expected from the Horde, you rose up and helped me when my health was low.

They continued, “I must say I am sincerely grateful for your help, you are the true honor of the Horde. Lok’tar Ogar.

The wholesome post reached the top of the WoW subreddit with over 1,600 upvotes in less than a day of being posted.

WoW fans in the comments section celebrated this honorable act. One player said: “Always the best when instead of just ganking someone in a bad situation, you just help them, there’s no honor in an unfair fight, and in my opinion that’s not isn’t too much fun either.”

Another noted, “While I like killing off the other faction, saving an obviously new player and a lower level player can create those moments that keep people coming back.”

While the Alliance and Horde will always be at odds, players have taken it upon themselves to break down barriers and help vulnerable players regardless of their allegiance.

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Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance Appoints New Advisory Board Members https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/multicultural-foodservice-hospitality-alliance-appoints-new-advisory-board-members/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/multicultural-foodservice-hospitality-alliance-appoints-new-advisory-board-members/ WASHINGTON, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) has named five new members to its Advisory Boardpositioning the organization for future growth and continuing its mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the foodservice, restaurant and hospitality industry. New members join a established group of leaders of the […]]]>

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) has named five new members to its Advisory Boardpositioning the organization for future growth and continuing its mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the foodservice, restaurant and hospitality industry.

New members join a established group of leaders of the nation’s leading restaurant and hospitality companies, with expertise in diversity, sales, training, human resources, supply chain and communications. They understand:

  • Adolfo Aguirre, Inclusion and Diversity Partner, Darden Restaurants
  • Debbie Cottrell, Vice President, Operations, Cura Hospitalityan Elior North American company
  • Andrea Flatt, National Customer Group Manager, American Express
  • Richard ObayagbonaMarket Partner, Texas Roadhouse
  • Heather Trotter, Senior Vice President, Customer Leadership Foodservice, The Coca-Cola Company

“The MFHA is thrilled to welcome these new advisory board members and the brands they represent, who include the industry’s most accomplished champions of diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Gerry A. Fernandez, Founder and President of MFHA. “We look forward to their active engagement in advancing our DCI mission and growing our membership.”

Continuing their leadership roles as Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, are Max LangenkampSenior Vice President of Human Resources, Cintas Corporation and Martha Tomas FlynnSr. Director Global Development Services of Dunkin’ Brands.

About the MFHA
The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), as an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the industry catering, catering and hotel industry. More than 14.5 million people work at nearly one million restaurant locations in the United States. Founded in 1996, the MFHA is a premier resource for companies large and small looking to improve DEI and cultural competency in their organizations. The MFHA provides tailored solutions and advice that draws on a wide range of best practices, research, DEI partnerships, and expertise on current and emerging social issues. For more information, please visit mfha.net.

SOURCE National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

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Veterans Sportsman Alliance takes vets fishing at Schwarz Sturgeon Pond https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/veterans-sportsman-alliance-takes-vets-fishing-at-schwarz-sturgeon-pond/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 22:10:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/veterans-sportsman-alliance-takes-vets-fishing-at-schwarz-sturgeon-pond/ PARMA, Idaho – Veterans Sportsman Alliance is on a mission to help veterans with disabilities get outside for a social and therapeutic experience in nature. We met this group when they had veterans for a day of sturgeon fishing at Jim Schwartz Sturgeon Pond north of Parma, VSA is a non-profit organization that started in […]]]>

PARMA, Idaho – Veterans Sportsman Alliance is on a mission to help veterans with disabilities get outside for a social and therapeutic experience in nature.

We met this group when they had veterans for a day of sturgeon fishing at Jim Schwartz Sturgeon Pond north of Parma, VSA is a non-profit organization that started in California and now has a presence in five States, including Idaho.

“The Idaho chapter is kind of new,” said Jeremiah Johnsons of VSA Idaho. “We want to be able to spread the word about Idaho, really get out there and let veterans know we’re here too.”

Walt Modler is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He had a great day on the pond as Walt and his fellow veterans brought in dozens of sturgeon.

“It’s nice to be out in nature and enjoying something, it’s great that we have groups that support veterans and keep them active,” Modeller said.

The Veterans Sportsman Alliance takes veterans hunting and fishing with donations to help with supplies, but they also rely on private landowners, farmers and places like Schwartz Pond.

Schwartz Pond stores fish, rents equipment and makes it easy for anglers as they don’t need a fishing license as the pond is on private property.

“We like that we can drive to our blinds so these guys don’t have to walk, we can just put them in the blinds, give them a chair, a heater, a shotgun and some shells and tell them let’s- y, let’s have some fun,” Johnson said. “Most of them like it, they can talk about their stories, we can tell them our stories so it’s a little bit different.”

VSA takes disabled veterans to Schwartz Pond once a year, Walt Modler enjoyed fishing with his fellow veterans, but he also really enjoyed watching some kid vets catch sturgeon.

“These veterans bringing their kids is even better,” Modeller said. “The excitement of the first fish, especially if it’s big, kids love that.”

If you would like to donate funds, supplies, or have a place where VSA can take veterans, Jeremiah Johnson has provided his email, jj@veteranssportsmanalliance.org.

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Awardco and Deloitte strengthen their alliance through human capital consulting https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/awardco-and-deloitte-strengthen-their-alliance-through-human-capital-consulting/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 16:08:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/awardco-and-deloitte-strengthen-their-alliance-through-human-capital-consulting/ Expanded collaboration provides access to human capital advisory services for rewards and recognition programs. PROVO, Utah, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Awardco, the employee recognition and rewards company that builds culture through value-driven recognition, today announced a deep alliance with global financial services leader Deloitte that will enable Awardco clients to access human capital consulting […]]]>

Expanded collaboration provides access to human capital advisory services for rewards and recognition programs.

PROVO, Utah, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Awardco, the employee recognition and rewards company that builds culture through value-driven recognition, today announced a deep alliance with global financial services leader Deloitte that will enable Awardco clients to access human capital consulting services for their rewards and recognition programs.

Building on their existing relationship and alliance with Deloitte to provide global tax compliance content to Awardco’s programs, this expanded alliance allows Awardco to scale further by giving clients the ability to use design principles Deloitte’s human-centric insights alongside data-driven analytics to identify opportunities to improve the workforce experience. This consulting opportunity for clients includes, but is not limited to, access to Deloitte’s Future of Rewards Lab. This in-person or virtual collaboration with Deloitte’s industry-leading research teams has been developed to provide clients with insights into market trends and to help clients develop a purpose-built total rewards vision and action plan. meet organizational and individual needs.

“Our alliance with Deloitte continues to be a vital part of our exponential growth. We provide the most extensive employee recognition and rewards network in the world, and now we also offer our clients a powerful human-centered approach and data-driven to design their total rewards and recognition programs,” said Founder and CEO of Awardco Steve Sonnenberg. “We are excited about what this alliance means for our customers.”

“We’ve seen a phenomenal increase in our clients’ interest in better understanding the organizational intersection between workforce experience and total rewards, especially in a time of continued external disruption,” said Michael Gilmartin, Senior Executive, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “Aligning with Awardco and its unique approach to employee rewards and recognition was the natural step to delivering more value to customers looking to enhance their work experience.”

With this announcement, Awardco and Deloitte have deepened their alliance and look forward to impacting the future of awards and recognition across industries by providing businesses with the tools they need to engage their workforce. implementation, improve their processes, implement tax compliance programs and improve the employee. live.

About Awardco

Awardco encourages behavior and reinforces culture through value-based recognition and rewards. It is the only employee recognition and total rewards platform to be an Amazon Business Featured Partner. Awardco provides the largest awards network on the planet, all at no markup. Coupled with the flexibility to create any number of recognition, incentive, milestone, or behavior-based programs, Awardco’s platform builds employee loyalty. For more information, visit award.co.

About Deloitte

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, advisory, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Our people come together for the greater good and work across all industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace, delivering measurable and lasting results that help build public confidence in our financial markets, inspire clients see challenges as opportunities for transformation and prosperity, and help lead the way to a stronger economy and a healthier society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that matter most to them. Backed by more than 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Find out how Deloitte’s more than 345,000 people around the world connect to make an impact at www.deloitte.com.

Media Contact: Sam Stroman, [email protected]

SOURCEco Awards

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Greenway Arts Alliance Announces 25th Anniversary Season and Mohammed Ali Ojarigi as Production Manager https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/greenway-arts-alliance-announces-25th-anniversary-season-and-mohammed-ali-ojarigi-as-production-manager/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 04:55:47 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/greenway-arts-alliance-announces-25th-anniversary-season-and-mohammed-ali-ojarigi-as-production-manager/ Greenway Arts Alliance has announced its 25th anniversary season at Greenway Court Theater along with the appointment of Mohammed Ali Ojarigi as Production Manager at Greenway Court Theatre. The multi-award-winning theater company’s season will present WET: A DACAmented Journey, a critically acclaimed journey, written and starring Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Daphnie Sicre in October […]]]>

Greenway Arts Alliance has announced its 25th anniversary season at Greenway Court Theater along with the appointment of Mohammed Ali Ojarigi as Production Manager at Greenway Court Theatre.

The multi-award-winning theater company’s season will present WET: A DACAmented Journey, a critically acclaimed journey, written and starring Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Daphnie Sicre in October 2022, followed by a Greenway co-production Arts Alliance Resident Theater Company in January 2023, and concluding with the 7th Annual LA Get Down Festival, A celebration of hip-hop and the spoken word in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April 2023. Co-directors of the festival are Shihan Van Clief and Arianna Basco. Greenway 25th Anniversary Season Passes and Individual Tickets for WET: A DACAmented Journey are now available at GreenwayCourtTheatre.org.

“Pierson and I are incredibly humbled and thrilled to celebrate Greenway’s 25th anniversary season.” said Whitney Weston, co-founder and co-artistic director of Greenway Arts Alliance. “We are committed to continuing to focus on representing voices from across Los Angeles. Our city is a great melting pot of exciting and diverse artists and the doors of Greenway are always open to provide a platform for theater professionals to tell their enriching, relevant and impactful stories that are relevant to what is happening in our city right now.”

Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Greenway Arts Alliance, said, “In addition to celebrating our 25th anniversary season, we are also thrilled to have Mohammed Ali Ojarigi join the Greenway family. Mohammed embodies Greenway’s mission to create a welcoming place and a safe space for artists, especially the unknown voices of Los Angeles. Community building is in his DNA.”

“I am delighted to join co-founders Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz and the very talented staff of the Greenway Arts Alliance,” said Mohammed Ali Ojarigi, Production Manager of Greenway Court Theatre. He added: “As Production Manager of Greenway Court Theatre, my mission is to promote innovative and artistic collaboration across all areas of the arts, while working with high school students, community artists and arts professionals. diverse backgrounds. And to make Greenway Court Theater a vital center of excellence, one that celebrates diversity and historically underrepresented communities.”

Mohammed was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Theater Arts from UNLV. He is the founder/artistic director of the former Moments Playhouse Theater in East LA. An in-demand acting coach, Mohammed has helped introduce some of Hollywood’s rising stars through his academy (BizB4 Show). Mohammed is an award-winning actor/playwright for his theatrical works, including Greenwood 1964, a fictional recreation of a journey directed by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, which was commissioned by the prestigious Guthrie Theater in May 2021 (virtually). Also, for his 2012 NAACP Theater Award play, now a short, Your Land (available on Amazon Prime).

GREENWAY ARTS ALLIANCE

25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

WET: a DACAmented journey

Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh

Directed by Daphnie Sicre

October 22 – November 13, 2022

Opening: Saturday October 22 at 8 p.m.

Following an 8-city nationwide tour, the award-winning solo performance WET: A DACAmented Journey will see its first theatrical reboot at the Greenway Court Theatre. WET is the story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Chronicling the story of Anner Cividanis’ journey as an undocumented American, the play captures the despair that DREAMers experience with limited options for adjusting status in a broken US immigration system. Hailed as deliverance beyond the reach of “movies, Netflix, video games and cyberentertainment” by LA WEEKLY, WET uncovers mental, emotional and psychological struggles in the chills between hilarity and heartbreak.

ALEX ALPHARAOH (Playwright and Performer) is an award-winning multidisciplinary performance artist from Los Angeles. Alpharaoh earned his reputation as an entertainer and spoken word artist by honing his skills at various venues across Los Angeles, including Da Poetry Lounge, Project Blow’d, and more. Nuyorican coffee. Beyond his artistic talents, Alex is also an educator, social worker and activist. Most notably, Alex has been a resident teaching artist for Greenway Arts Alliance since 2017, sharing with hundreds of students his passion for poetry and his vision for a more equitable future. In participation with “Greenway Reads,” a Greenway Arts Alliance program that engages high school students with experienced artists and literature, the theatrical reboot of WET will enlighten students about the current state of the nation and the lives of people. often silenced and forgotten.

DAPHNIE SICRE (Director) has just finished directing the two musical monologues of So Proudly We Hail at the Hollywood Fringe (New Musicals Inc.), and two stage readings Negra-the Musical (Robey Theater Company) and You can cry if you want to by Natalie Camunas (The Road Theatre). Last summer, she led the live production of Waiting (Playwrights’ Arena) by Daniel A. Olivas, before a year of Zoom productions: Black Mexican (San Diego Rep/Latinx New Play Festival), This Bitch by Adrienne Dawes (Austin Latinx New Play Festival), Diversity Awareness Picnic by Leah Nanako Winkler (LMU), Talking Peace by France-Luce Benson (Fountain Theatre) and several stage readings. Teaching drama at LMU, she made her directorial debut In the Heights before the pandemic hit, followed by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody when she returned to campus. Some New York directing credits include: Jose Casas’s 14 (BMCC), Sheyenne Brown’s Shower Me (FringeNYC), Kendra Augustin’s Stranger (Stage Black), where she won Best Director and AUDELCO nominee Not About Eve by Karl Williams.

This production is also the latest component of Greenway’s literacy program, GreenwayREADS, where LAUSD English and Drama classes work with the teaching artist from the Greenway Institute for the Arts and attend a free matinee performance of the play at the Greenway Court Theatre.

A co-production with a resident Greenway theater company

January 2023

Greenway Arts Alliances continues its ongoing partnerships with Los Angeles theater companies looking for a platform to showcase their work.

In 2019, Greenway co-produced the Los Angeles premiere of Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady with the critically acclaimed artists in play (Julia Cho, Stefanie Lau and Marie-Reine Velez, Producing Artistic Leaders).

The production and resident theater company will be announced at a later date.

The 7th Annual LA Get Down Festival

A Celebration of Hip Hop and the Spoken Word

Festival directors Shihan Van Clief and Arianna Basco

April weekends 2023

The LA Get Down Festival is a celebration of hip hop and spoken word, presented by Greenway Arts Alliance for the past seven years in conjunction with National Poetry Month. Da Poetry Lounge co-founder Shihan Van Clief and renowned spoken word artist Ariana Basco serve as festival directors

Shihan Van Clief (Festival Director) Besides being the first and only poet to have a poem named “upload of the week” on iTunes; this National Poetry Slam Champion and 4X National Poetry Slam Finalist has been featured on a variety of media including 7 appearances over 6 seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, NBC, Oxygen Network, Current TV, Nike Battlegrounds, Reebok, Adidas, NBA , CNN, ESPN, Complex and Billboard Magazine, several national commercials, 5 national tours including the Tony Award Winning Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam International Tour and 2 documentaries Spoken Word, SP!T and the sequel to the 1997 cult documentary Slam Nation , SlamPlanet. Shihan was also the first ‘poet’ to sign an exclusive sponsorship deal with Sports Giant, adidas and he is the current voice of The Sprite Street Mix, a radio show broadcast in over 14 countries in Africa. His abilities to transcend cultural and generational boundaries have made Shihan a highly sought-after talent.

Arianna Basco (Festival Director) Arianna Lady Basco. Single mother. An ear. Cultural architect. Founder of Palms Up Academy, author, filmmaker, actress, poet and teacher. Recognized by the City of Los Angeles as part of the “First Filipino Entertainment Family”. Her activism isn’t just evident in platform building — it’s in the grassroots efforts she leads. Was spotted singing and strumming guitar.

The full line-up and Festival schedule will be announced at a later date.

To purchase Greenway Arts Alliance 25th Anniversary Season Passes or individual tickets to WET: A DACAmented Journey, visit www.GreenwayCourtTheatre.org or call 323-673-0544.

Greenway Arts Alliance (GAA) was co-founded in 1997 by artist-activists Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, both co-artistic directors of the organization. The organization is a non-profit community organization, whose mission is to unite communities through its arts (Greenway Court Theatre), education (Greenway Institute for the Arts) and business (Melrose Trading Post). GAA is based on the campus of Fairfax High School. The Greenway Institute for the Arts (GIA) promotes education through creativity by offering multidisciplinary arts programs in school and after school. Classes and workshops are offered free of charge to Fairfax High School students. Presented with opportunities to engage with professional artists, young people can discover their individual voices and passions. Through Greenway’s unique partnership with Fairfax High, students are exposed to a myriad of opportunities for creative collaboration through the Greenway Court Theater and the Melrose Trading Post.

The Greenway Court Theater was originally built by Fairfax High School students in 1939 as a class project and used as a social room by students and faculty. It sat virtually unused for many years until it was finally renovated into a 99-seat professional theater by Greenway Arts Alliance in 2000, benefiting both the school and the surrounding community. The Greenway Court Theater has a rich history of presenting and producing diverse bodies of work. Greenway opened its doors to numerous main-stage productions, weekly open-mic poetry, festivals, and world premieres that moved to larger venues and toured across the country. Mohammed Ali Ojarigi is Production Manager of Greenway Court Theatre.

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Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Video Series Offers Viewers Insight into the Area’s Diverse Community Dynamics | https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/greater-fort-dodge-growth-alliance-video-series-offers-viewers-insight-into-the-areas-diverse-community-dynamics/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 22:50:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/greater-fort-dodge-growth-alliance-video-series-offers-viewers-insight-into-the-areas-diverse-community-dynamics/ The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has released a new video series titled Business, Community, Opportunity. This exciting series spotlights 10 local businesses and showcases the positive impact they have on the community. From job creation to economic development, these companies are making a difference in the lives of their employees and customers. Fort Dodge, […]]]>

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has released a new video series titled Business, Community, Opportunity. This exciting series spotlights 10 local businesses and showcases the positive impact they have on the community. From job creation to economic development, these companies are making a difference in the lives of their employees and customers.

Fort Dodge, Iowa, September 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance continues to showcase the diversity of organizations and businesses in the region with its ten-part video series. The fifth video in the series spotlights local retail owners. Craig Jarrad de Brown’s Shoe Fit is a successful example of a local retailer that has been able to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing retail landscape. Jarrad attributes his success to his willingness to change with the times and his commitment to customer service. By continually evolving its business model, Jarrad has been able to stay ahead of the competition and build customer loyalty. The Growth Alliance’s video series aims to highlight the many types of businesses that call the region home and show how they contribute to the vibrancy of our community.

Craig talks about his father’s legacy Charles City, Iowa Brown’s Shoe Fit store with stories of how he went to work after school and one of his main jobs was emptying the ashtrays that sat next to each chair and washing the windows. This early start sealed his future decision to own his own Brown’s Shoe Fit store. From there, he traveled to various Brown’s Shoe Fit stores to learn from other store owners. In 1996 Craig opened the Fort Dodge location and grew it from 3,000 square feet to adding more space in 2006 and again in 2015.

Jill NelsonGFDGA Community Development Director talks about Craig Jarrad during a recent Spin It podcast. “First of all, I think it has to be said that Craig is a wonderful community partner and a successful businessman. It was really cool to see him talk about living and working in the Fort Dodge region and how he developed his business, and how he started.

Brown’s Shoe Fit is committed to engaging with its local community in a variety of ways. One example is the Fit Nite event that they hold every month on the third Thursday from April through October. This event is a partnership with other businesses in the area and offers a fun evening of activities for families, including walking in the trail area. By providing these events and resources, Brown’s Shoe Fit has a positive impact on its community.

Lydia Schurr, communications specialist with GFDGA talks about the event during the podcast. “He’s having his Thursday Brown’s Shoe Fit Nite party, encouraging people to get out and walk the trails, he’s got vendors, he’s got giveaways. It’s become a really big event, and I feel like that it’s just a wonderful additional part of our community. And he really does it because he cares.

The GFDGA encourages everyone to watch the video, as well as the others in the series, to learn more about the businesses, the community and the opportunities that lie in the region. The videos can also be freely shared on social media and websites as a resource for job recruitment and business development in the region. The other videos will continue to air every three weeks for the rest of the year and you can find out more about them on the Spin It podcast sponsored by Spin Markket + Digital which is released in conjunction with the videos.

If you are looking for a great business opportunity, look no further than the Grand Fort Dodge Region. Learn more about the area and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance at http://www.greaterfortdodge.com or contact us. Follow them on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.

Media Contact

Cheryl OhernSpin Market, 1 5153028026, cheryl.ohern@spinmarkket.com

Lydia SchuurGreater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, 515-955-5500, lydia@greaterfortdodge.com

SOURCE Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance

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Alliance on Workplace Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Signed by OSHA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — Occupational Health & Safety https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/alliance-on-workplace-mental-health-suicide-prevention-signed-by-osha-american-foundation-for-suicide-prevention-occupational-health-safety/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:50:32 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/alliance-on-workplace-mental-health-suicide-prevention-signed-by-osha-american-foundation-for-suicide-prevention-occupational-health-safety/ Alliance on Workplace Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Signed by OSHA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The alliance was signed during Construction Suicide Prevention Week. By Alex Saurman Sep 09, 2022 This week, OSHA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are officially joining forces to raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental […]]]>

Alliance on Workplace Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Signed by OSHA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The alliance was signed during Construction Suicide Prevention Week.

This week, OSHA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are officially joining forces to raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health in the workplace.

OSHA and AFSP signed a two-year alliance on September 7, 2022, during Construction Suicide Prevention Week. According to a press release, the agency and organization will work together on “information and products on workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness.”

As part of the alliance, AFSP will seek to add information and update two OSHA initiatives: the Safety and Health Management System and the Suicide Prevention webpage. The AFSP will also play a role in Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Construction Suicide Prevention Week, “sharing information,” the press release said.

AFSP’s northeast division had previously signed an alliance with OSHA. According to OSHA, efforts include providing “information and training resources to raise awareness of wellness and mental health issues related to work-related deaths by suicide” and collaborating on OSHA’s poster on suicide prevention: 5 things you should know.

In 2020, 259 workers committed suicide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among working-age adults in the United States. It has a profound impact on workers, families and communities,” Assistant Secretary of Labor for Safety said. and Occupational Health, Doug Parker, in the press release. “OSHA is proud to partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to break down barriers to getting help and promote mental wellness for all workers.”

About the Author


Alex Saurman is the Occupational Health and Safety Content Editor.



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Community Agriculture Alliance: Being a Yampavore https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/community-agriculture-alliance-being-a-yampavore/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 21:17:13 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/community-agriculture-alliance-being-a-yampavore/ Connect to your food, shop for unique, high-quality products, and support your community through farming. These are the pillars on which the CAA market is based. We value each of these statements and operate the market accordingly. For those of you who are unfamiliar, let me introduce you to the CAA market. The CAA Market […]]]>

Connect to your food, shop for unique, high-quality products, and support your community through farming. These are the pillars on which the CAA market is based. We value each of these statements and operate the market accordingly.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, let me introduce you to the CAA market. The CAA Market at 743 Oak St. is a program of the Community Agriculture Alliance, a local non-profit organization that champions agriculture in the Yampa Valley. We’ve been around since 1999, making this our 23rd year of leading the community, growing agriculture and building alliances. We believe that agriculture is essential to the fabric of our community. The CAA Market is just one of CAA’s programs.

Back to talking about food. The CAA Market is in its eighth year of connecting people to local food and we’re just getting started. Our program has grown significantly over the years thanks to Hungry Yampavores (a Yampavore is someone who eats food from the Yampa Valley, to be clear).



Today, we market the products of more than 50 local producers, putting local agriculture in the spotlight. We love to be where you connect with your food. We can give you all the information you need about how your food was grown or raised and we’ll even connect you with the farmer or rancher if you want to delve into our local food system.

The CAA Market is the place to go if you’re looking for that je-ne-sais-quoi for your next dinner or family meal. We have unique products that add a touch of sparkle to any kitchen table. When you buy local food, you support this community, our place we all call home, know and love.



Family farms and new farming operations are counting on you to help conserve our working landscapes and ensure that future generations can experience the joy of living, working and playing in the Yampa Valley. If that doesn’t give you all the thrills, I don’t know what will!

We encourage everyone to shop at the CAA Market before the grocery store – know the story behind your food, wow your guests (and yourself) with produce you won’t find anywhere else, and keep agriculture vibrant in the city. Yampa Valley. You don’t need to be a member to shop at the CAA Market, but when you become a member, you save 10% or more on all products.

CAA Market offers a wide selection of beef, pork, lamb, goat, honey, cheese, eggs, vegetables, jams, spices and seasonings, and other produce locally grown or manufactured non-food items. Currently we are open Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm, but we will have extended winter hours from October 1st and will be open Saturday 10am-2pm.

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Drop by, say hello to our CAA market staff, Katie Stanhope and Lucas Morter. And let us guide you on your local cuisine journey. It’s a rewarding, eye-opening and fun adventure that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.

Meredith Rose is program coordinator at Community Agriculture Alliance.

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Europe’s role in shaping Italy’s right-wing alliance – EURACTIV.com https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/europes-role-in-shaping-italys-right-wing-alliance-euractiv-com/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 05:43:39 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/europes-role-in-shaping-italys-right-wing-alliance-euractiv-com/ The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, thanks to on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. European news you deserve to read. welcome to Capitals by EURACTIV. Today’s edition is powered by AWS AWS and Comprehensive Cloud Data Protection How are organizations successfully managing compliance in […]]]>

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In today’s news from the capitals:

The long history of Italian politicians relying on EU infrastructure and institutional resources to raise their profile in their home country is at the forefront of the upcoming national elections, where 12 of Italy’s 76 MPs presented their candidacy.

Fratelli d’Italia, the current favorite in the elections on September 25, was one of the beneficiaries of the Brussels “cursus honorum”. Read more.

BERLIN

Berlin will implement a windfall electricity profit tax, a price limit with or without the EU. The German government will tax windfall profits from the electricity market, using the revenue to cap electricity bills as part of a €65 billion relief package agreed over the weekend. Read more.

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PARIS

The former socialist prime minister calls for “another left”. The French left must be reborn, believes Bernard Cazeneuve, prime minister of President François Hollande from 2016 to 2017, who published a manifesto on Saturday on the Sunday newspaper website. Read more.

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VIENNA

Vienna will grant a relief of 2.5 billion euros on the electricity bill. An ‘electricity price brake’, which will allow households to consume 80% of last year’s electricity consumption at lower prices, was revealed in Electricity Aid Details on Sunday Austrian government households. Read more.

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THE HAGUE

The Dutch begin building emergency shelters for asylum seekers. The construction of emergency shelters for asylum seekers has already started in Zoutkamp, ​​in the municipality of Het Hogeland, Dutch media reports. NL Times reported. Read more.


NORDIC AND BALTIC

HELSINKI

Finland offers a loan and guarantee scheme for electricity companies. A program of loans and guarantees of up to 10 billion euros for power generation companies threatened with insolvency was approved by the Finnish government on Sunday. Read more.

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STOCKHOLM

The Swedish government is counting on Europe to solve the energy crisis. Social Democratic Party leader and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson hopes to find a European solution to what her opponents see as a problem her party helped create as Sweden grapples with soaring energy prices ahead of the elections. Read more.


SOUTHERN EUROPE

ATHENS

Erdoğan threatens the Greek islands with a “night” invasion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Greece to stop “militarising” the Greek islands neighboring Turkey and warned that Turkish military forces could come “at night”. Read more.

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MADRID

Sánchez launches the “marathon campaign” ahead of the 2023 elections. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez launched a “marathon” political campaign in Seville on Saturday with a clear message to those affected by the crisis: this is “the government of the people”. Read more.


VISEGRAD

WARSAW

Morawiecki: Poland will relaunch its relations with Hungary. Poland wants to collaborate with Hungary in various policy areas after a short-lived rift caused by a divergence of stances on the war in Ukraine, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has told the pro-government magazine Weekly meeting. Read more.

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PRAGUE

The Czech Prime Minister accuses the pro-Russian forces of demonstrating massively against the government. Pro-Russian forces are to blame for the protest against the Czech government’s foreign and economic policies in which 70,000 people gathered, according to conservative Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala. Read more.

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BRATISLAVA

The doubling of energy prices will push half of Slovak companies into the red. According to a new study by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS). Read more.


BALKAN NEWS

ZAGREB

Croatia is preparing to block the purchase by a Hungarian fund of the first food group. Croatia wants to block a Hungarian investment fund’s plan to buy a 43% stake in leading food and retail group Fortenova from a Hungarian businessman believed to be a close ally of the Prime Minister Minister Viktor Orban, the National weekly report on Sunday. Read more.

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SOFIA

Bulgaria will increase the price of Russian visas. Bulgaria will raise the price of visas for Russian tourists from €35 to €80 following a decision taken at EU level, Interim Tourism Minister Ilin Dimitrov has announced. Read more.

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BELGRADE

Ukraine shares European values ​​with Serbia, wants more support. Serbia and Ukraine share the same European values, but Ukraine wants more Serbian support, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said on Saturday in Kyiv. Read more.

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BELGRADE | LJUBLJANA

Slovenian president visits Belgrade, says there is political will to keep the peace. Slovenian President Borut Pahor traveled to Belgrade to meet his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic and discuss the political will to maintain the European vision of the Western Balkans and stability/ Read more.

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PRISTINE | BELGRADE

The fragile Balkan peace is under threat as Germany and France appoint regional advisers. The fragile Balkan peace is under threat because of Russia, which would be happy if a conflict breaks out, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has told The Spiegel since France and Germany have appointed special advisers to the EU envoy for the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue. Read more.

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TIRANE | WESTERN BALKANS

Calls for the EU to help keep the Western Balkans warm this winter are mounting. Albanian Power Corporation (KESH) director Ergys Verdho has asked for EU help to tackle the energy crisis, joining calls from Prime Minister Edi Rama and other regional leaders over price fears high and falling temperatures as winter approaches. Read more.

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Agenda

  • EU: Meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, chaired by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and EU Chief Diplomat Josep Borrell.
  • Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson receives the Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
  • Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and Economics Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni meet French Transport Minister Clément Beaune.
  • European Parliament President Roberta Metsola had a working breakfast with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and held a Facebook live chat on the State of the Union.
  • European Parliament committee meetings.
  • Germany: Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes Israeli President Isaac Herzog to the Chancellery.
  • Greenpeace and the legal team hold a press conference on the case against Volkswagen.
  • France: Trial of the suspects of the Nice truck attack in 2016, which left 86 dead and more than 400 injured.
  • Austria: OPEC+ ministers meet to assess oil production.
  • The Netherlands: Summit on adaptation in Africa, ahead of COP27.
  • UK: Conservative leadership election result and announcement of new Prime Minister.
  • The High Court is hearing a legal challenge over government plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda.
  • Bulgaria: Acting Prime Minister Galab Donev will meet Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski, who will pay a one-day visit to Sofia on Monday.
  • Kosovo: Prime Minister-designate Ana Brnabić on one-day visit to Kosovo.
  • Russia: Russian Economic Forum.
  • A court hearing to shut down the print edition of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper.

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[Edited by Sarantis Michalopoulos, Vlad Makszimov, Daniel Eck, Benjamin Fox, Zoran Radosavljevic, Alice Taylor, Eleonora Vasques, Sofia Stuart Leeson]

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