Harlequin Production Hires Hap Clemons as Development Director

first_imgFacebook36Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsHarlequin Productions is pleased to announce its newest staff member, Hap Clemons.  Clemons joins Harlequin as its director of development. As Harlequin moves into their 26th season, Scot Whitney, Harlequin’s Managing Artistic Director, is excited about this addition. “With his experience and impressive track record, we expect to deepen our community relationships within Thurston County and beyond.”Clemons recently moved to Washington from Indiana where his career in fund development allowed him to work with several non-profits spanning the fields of medicine, education and fine arts, gaining experience in all aspects of fund development.Clemons is looking forward to engaging with the greater Olympia community. “My goal is to expand on the success that Harlequin has already experienced as a key player in the Olympia arts community,” he explains. “My experience as a collaborative leader will allow me to build on the success of Harlequin, expanding our base of friends and supporters, which will allow Harlequin to continue its dedication to quality live theater in Olympia.”“In our initial meetings with Hap, we could tell immediately that he held the arts in high esteem. Combine that with his extensive experience in development, and we feel he is the perfect complement to the dedicated Harlequin staff.” says Whitney.Hap Clemons can be reached at hap@harlequinproductions.org or 360-705-3250 ext 104.last_img read more

Bombers hold off late Sahali charge to finish 13th at the B.C. AA Boy’s tourney

first_imgKelowna entered the week as the fourth ranked squad but mowed through the competition before edging Brentwood of Vancouver Island 58-47 in the final.LVR lost to 69-60 to Wellington from Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo before putting together a two-game win streak to finish the season feeling pretty good.The Bombers dumped Charles Hays of Prince Rupert 81-54 Friday.Kingdon was a force throughout contest for the Bombers, finishing the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds.The game was tied at halftime 37-37 before the Bombers turned up the defence allowing Charles Hays to score 17 points in the final two quarters while ringing up 44 points.Zak added 13 points and five assists while Sturrup, Zukowski and Erich Schepkowski had 11, 12 and 10, respectively.The game was the final contest for senior starters Matt Zukowski, Jack Sturrup, Jesse Zak and Adam Berg and Cail Spencer and Erich Schepkowski. The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode into the sunset of the senior boy’s basketball season on a high note, stopping host Sahali Sabres 70-60 at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The result elevated the Bombers to finish 13th overall in the 16-team tournament. The Bombers were 15th in 2012.LVR entered the tournament as the 13th ranked team.Senior forward Matt Zukowski led the change for LVR with a game-high 25 points.Grade 11 forward Isaiah Kingdon added 20 points with Jesse Zak scoring 12 and Jack Sturrup 10.Zak also had five assists.The Kootenay champs led 57-39 after three periods before holding off a late fourth-quarter charge by the Sabres.The Bombers opened the tourney Wednesday falling to eventual champion Kelowna Christian 106-67.last_img read more

Crescent Valley man studies for sixth Dan Black Belt

first_imgDuring the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of www.martialartsforjustice.org  According to World Taekwondo Federation statistics, there are only 130 – 6th Dan in Canada out of 42,831 registered black belts. Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.last_img read more

SAA will no longer transport hunting trophies

first_img4 May 2015South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) will no longer transport hunting trophies around the world, the airfreight company has said.It issued a policy and procedures advisory to its internal stakeholders advising of the embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies on 21 April. The embargo is limited to rhino, elephant, tiger, and lion.SAA Cargo is the division of South African Airways (SAA) that focuses on airfreight movement worldwide. It uses belly space of SAA’s passenger flights for cargo carriage and also runs a fleet of three dedicated cargo Boeing 737-300Fs.In the past it had experienced a problem in which some shipments containing hunting trophies were misdeclared and the group was fined in a foreign country. In one particular instance, early in April 2015, a shipment lodged as machinery spare parts was discovered in Australia while in transit to Kuala Lumpur. The shipment contained elephant tusks and was seized.SAA Cargo was issued with a Notice of Seizure. “We had to act swiftly to curb the problem of illegal transportation of animals,” said Tlali Tlali, SAA’s spokesperson.SAA Cargo will keep the embargo in place until all other options have been considered and stricter control measures have been put in place to prevent a recurrence. “When such measures are implemented we will advise all stakeholders accordingly in South Africa and at our international stations.”Africa Geographic, which publishes magazines and blogs about natural history and travel, reports that “the illegal trafficking of wildlife products has become a multi-billion dollar industry and the airways are constantly looking for new ways to combat the illegal trade.“Recently sniffer dogs have been introduced to many of the international airports in South Africa. SAA have also put their personnel through rigorous training in order for them to be able to identify various different wildlife products.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio twins take on National FFA Convention as state officers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseBrother and sister duo Grant and Grace Lach from the Bloom-Carroll FFA Chapter are both serving on the Ohio FFA 2018-2019 Officer Team. They are the first twins to ever serve together as state officers in Ohio.“We have no choice but to work together and we make sure to make the most of it. I’d say we work together better than average for twins,” Grant said. “We don’t have many sibling fights.”“Sometimes we finish each others’ sentences,” Grace said. “Having a twin is like having a built-in best friend. We treat it as such and we work together really well.”Along with the rest of this year’s Ohio FFA State Officer Team, the Lachs have been hard at work getting reading for this week’s National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.“We have been really busy doing prep. At National Convention we are responsible for being on committees and changing things so they fit more with what our members need,” Grace said. “We have done a lot of work and research for our committees.”They are both looking forward to the events this week.“We have competed at National Convention before and we get to do this again this year and serve as delegates,” Grant said. “I am a part of the committee for the implementation of technology and social media in FFA programs and activities. It is something I really care about and I am excited to contribute positively to that aspect of the National FFA.”Beyond National Convention, the full calendar will continue for the twins with a packed schedule of FFA, school and family activities in the months ahead.“Our mom misses us, I’ll say that much,” Grace said. “You have to find that balance between school, being a state officer and family life. We are finding it, but they always say that National Convention is where it really hits.”Keep up with Grant and Grace this week via the Lach Twin Cam photos in this post as they progress through their busy National Convention. Making our way to Indianapolis with our teammates Holly McClay and Emma Dearth! Started delegate training today! Super excited to represent our state and enact positive change! Grant and Grace Lach We are setting up our Agriscience Fair project and honored to have the opportunity to represent our chapter and our state as we compete at the 91st National FFA Convention! GARTH BROOKS WAS OUTSTANDING. His performance was one that will be hard to top! He did a great job really involving the audience! Catching up with the family! We were able to meet up with our cousin Sheridan and our little brother Sean! Headed back to the hotel after a delegate business session – it didn’t end until 11:30!last_img read more

India clinch four medals in Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament

first_imgIndia’s young paddlers stole the limelight in the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament, clinching four medals, including a gold, in Manama on Saturday.Besides the gold, India won two silver and a bronze.India fielded three teams in the cadet girls’ team event and swept all the three medals on offer.India A team won the gold, the India B the silver and the India C the bronze.India B team of Yashaswini Ghorpade and Kavya Sree Baskar beat Egypt in the first semifinal while India A defeated India C in the other semifinal. In the final, the India A team of Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath proved too strong for India B and clinched the gold medal on Friday night.In the junior girls’ competition, which was played in a round robin format, the Indian team of Manushree Patil and Swastika Ghosh beat three teams before losing to eventual champions Russia.The Indian team collected seven points to win the silver medal.Also Read | Sathiyan highest ranked Indian, Manika Batra into top 50last_img read more

Dominique Anglade denies rumours shes mobilizing to lead Quebec Liberals

first_imgMONTREAL – A senior member of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s cabinet flatly denied Friday she has begun mobilizing a bid to succeed him as Liberal leader.Dominique Anglade, who is deputy premier as well as economy minister, was quick to quash a report by Bernard Drainville, a former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister who is now a political pundit.Drainville said on Montreal radio station 98.5 FM that several sources told him Anglade was working the Liberal rank and file, even going as far as promising cabinet positions if she became leader.On Twitter, Anglade was quick to categorically deny the rumours and said she welcomed discussing the matter further with Drainville.For his part, Couillard seemed unfazed by the rumours and said he believes Anglade, describing her as a woman of great quality.But he told reporters he wouldn’t necessarily view such an act as a lack of loyalty from Anglade, who was recruited personally by the Liberal leader.Instead, Couillard said it demonstrates he’s been able to surround himself with strong personalities.“I take this with a lot of pride,” Couillard said. “I’ve been able to surround myself with very strong people. That is proof of strong leadership.“You have to be able to see that strong people around a leader are a testament to the strength of leadership. So for me, it’s not a real issue.”Couillard recalled that when he was health minister in former premier Jean Charest’s cabinet, there were stories every two weeks saying Couillard was preparing a succession, which he said was not the case.“So it always happens in political parties,” he said.Quebecers go to the polls Oct. 1.last_img read more

William F White Intl Reinforces Commitment to Northern Ontario Film Industry with

first_img Facebook TORONTO – William F. White International Inc. (Whites) has announced that its Sudbury location will be expanding with a new office and warehouse.  Whites Sudbury originally opened its doors in 2014 to share space with Northern Ontario Film Studios, a former ice rink transformed into a soundstage by local producer, Hideaway Pictures.The new location will be housed in downtown Sudbury and will encompass a total of 4,691 square footage, complete with a dock level bay and drive-in bay.  The increased warehouse space, parking lot and increased accessibility will allow Whites Sudbury to service clients more efficiently.William F. White International’s future Sudbury location at 922 Cambrian Heights Drive (CNW Group/William F. White International Inc)“Sudbury is easily one of the fastest-growing regions in the Canadian film and television industry and our upcoming expansion is the perfect complement to that success,” says Whites’ Chairman/CEO, Paul Bronfman. “Since opening our office in 2014, we’ve provided Northern Ontario filmmakers with access to equipment and services they previously never had, and now we want to reaffirm that we’re here to stay.” Twitter This news comes following William F. White’s reception held in Sudbury last fall, where representatives from New Metric Media, Hideaway Pictures, JoBro Productions and others came to toast and celebrate Northern Ontario’s growing industry.  While Sudbury is experiencing an impressive increase in production, it’s also causing a chain reaction that is influencing North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and others.“With unparalleled access to beautiful landscapes, it’s no wonder some productions are choosing to shoot here,” adds Whites Sudbury’s Josh Desormeaux. “There’s a certain something here you can’t find down south and the forthcoming expanded space will hopefully draw even more clients.”Whites Sudbury has recently provided productions including “Cardinal,” “Letterkenny” and “Pyewacket” with lighting and grip, camera, specialty equipment, location services and more.                                           William F. White International Inc. (Whites) (www.whites.com) is a Comweb Group member company. Founded in 1963, Whites is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television, live event, digital media, and theatrical production equipment with offices across the country. The company services productions of all sizes from coast to coast and has the most extensive inventory of state-of-the-art production equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. Whites has established a reputation for excellence and is recognized by Canadian and international producers as one of the best production rental and sales firms in the world. Whites is also partners with Sparks Camera & Lighting Ltd., a leading Budapest, Hungary-based provider of motion picture production equipment servicing western and eastern European producers.  Sparks was originally co-founded through Whites as a joint business venture with the late Oscar Award-winning cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond. The Whites Group of companies include Whites Location Equipment Supply Inc. (Whites LES) (www.locationequipmentsupply.com)Comweb Corporation (www.comwebgroup.com) is the parent company of William F. White International Inc.  Founded by Paul Bronfman in 1988, the company has grown to encompass horizontally integrated firms dedicated to providing expert production services, studio facilities and equipment to the Canadian and International film and television industry.  Comweb Corporation is a major shareholder in Toronto’s largest film and television studio complex, Pinewood Toronto Studios (www.pinewoodtorontostudios.com).  In addition to Comweb’s first class production equipment and studio facilities, Comweb Corporation includes Comweb Aviation Inc. which is the first company of its kind to specialize in private jet charter services to the film, television and broadcast industries. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Bengaluru take on NorthEast United in mustwin ISL game

first_imgBengaluru: A titanic contest is on the cards as table-toppers Bengaluru FC look to overturn a one-goal deficit against a depleted NorthEast United FC in the decisive second leg semi-final of the Indian Super League (ISL) here Monday. Bengaluru have fought and won many battles at home but the biggest one awaits them at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. With the first leg in Guwahati having ended in a 2-1 win for the Highlanders, a 1-0 victory will be enough to send the Blues through to the final because of the away goal rule. On the other hand, a draw will favour NorthEast. A 2-1 result for the home team will send the fixture to extra time, while NorthEast scoring more than a goal will need Bengaluru to triumph by two goals or more to secure a spot in the final. The defeat against NorthEast United meant the Blue’s poor run of late has continued with their last five fixtures yielding just the single victory and three defeats. “We’re ready for a big game. We’re in a good mood and we have the feeling that here in Kanteerava in front of the supporters, we can give them one of the nights that we will remember through the years,” said Bengaluru FC coach Carles Cuadrat. Bengaluru will be buoyed by the crucial away goal scored by Xisco Hernandez at Guwahati as they look to enter the final for a second year in a row. The Bengaluru coach will look towards his main men, Miku and Sunil Chhetri, to step up at home as the Blues look to overturn a one-goal deficit. For NorthEast United, coach Eelco Schattorie will need to stretch his resources to the hilt after a fine victory which came at a cost. Having made it to the play-offs for the first time in their history, NorthEast will have to make do without the services of their star forward Bartholomew Ogbeche in Bengaluru. The Nigerian forward picked up a hamstring injury in the first-leg and he will be a big miss for the visitors on Sunday. The visitors are also sweating on the fitness of their midfielder Rowllin Borges who was replaced in the second-half at Guwahati due to an injury. With Ogbeche out, NorthEast will look towards Federico Gallego for inspiration with the industrious Uruguayan playmaker being one of the driving forces behind the side’s march to the play-offs. Gallego’s partnership with his compatriot Juan Mascia up top will be crucial to the visitors’ chances with the latter likely to start in Ogbeche’s absence after his late winner from the penalty spot in Guwahati. “I know exactly how Bengaluru FC play and they know how we play. Last game, first half we completely dominated. We lost two key players. Second half was way more difficult. But it had to with the changes we did in the team. But coming here we know that this is a game that is all or nothing. We will be trying to reach the final,” said Schattorie. Both coaches know this is the decisive clash. Both will be without their deputies after they were suspended for their role in the fracas that followed the first-leg clash at Guwahati. Both know there is just too much at stake now.last_img read more

Once illegal settlers now these 4 lakh voters being wooed by all

first_imgGurugram: On a petition filed by Defence Minister, the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered that 900 metres around the Indian Air Force depot were illegal. It was later reduced to 300 metres by the court after politicians from all parties highlighted that how it would be difficult to accommodate the four lakh people who are settled around the area.Subsequently after court’s permission, some of the houses were also given electricity and water connections. Various houses and shops in the Sheetla colony being sealed, a situation that has not gone well with thousands of residents residing in the area. What, however, generated controversy was the sealing of a mosque last year which after hue and cry was made to function. On his recent visit, Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit Singh minced no word in highlighting that irregularities were maintained by the officials giving licences to the people around the ammunition depot. He also, however, highlighted that now since the people were settled, their interests had to be taken care of. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsEven as objections were raised by Airforce officials to prohibit the setting up of civil establishments, a number of civil setups have only grown around the area. Not only the Airforce station but even an Army cantonment area that is located few kilometres away face the similar challenges. On the repeated complaints by Defence personnel, a plea was filed seeking the intervention of judiciary into the matter. The real estate development over the years has led to unchecked rise in the commercial establishments. The presence of the Maruti Suzuki factory further expedited the real estate development. Automobile garages, wedding banquet halls, marble market and various consumer showrooms began to be set up in the vast swathes of land around the Defence land. The issue has been in controversy for long where various prominent citizens including the sitting MLA Umesh Aggarwal has advocated of the relocation of the Airforce station. At present, the High Court has directed the DC office to only remove the civil establishments situated around 300 metres area of the Airforce ammunition station.last_img read more