1 Killed, 4 Injured When Truck Drives Onto Los Angeles Sidewalk

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say one person was killed and four were injured when a pickup truck ran onto a crowded sidewalk and crashed into a building in downtown Los Angeles. City fire officials say several ambulances responded after the crash Sunday afternoon at 4th Street and Broadway. There was no immediate word on the conditions of the injured. City News Service reports the vehicle came to rest partly, but not completely, inside a building. The crash scene is at an intersection with many stores and restaurants at the center of the city’s historic core. The police department is investigating the cause of the crash.last_img read more

Roeland Park residents offer no objections at community forum to investment in city infrastructure, bonding plan

first_imgRoeland Park City Administrator answered questions from residents after a budget forum Wednesday.Roeland Park residents who commented on a proposal to invest in the city’s infrastructure by using bonds over the next few years generally supported the plan.Among those supporting the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) was former council member Marek Gliniecki. “When I first came on the council it was like flying by the seat of our pants,” Gliniecki said. “I can’t fault it (the CIP).”Jim Haley was another resident who supported the CIP. “It was really well thought out,” he said, after City Administrator Keith Moody presented both the current plan for the city’s budget in 2017 and an analysis of the cost of living in Roeland Park compared to other cities around the metro.The CIP has been expanded to look out 10 years at the need for projects, buildings and equipment. The first five years “has exceptionally high investment,” Moody said, because of major street and storm water projects.The first five years also includes the prospect of finding a new location for the public works department. The current facility is located above the old pool site and caves that the city is attempting to redevelop. It is likely that a new development would want to incorporate the space where the public works building sits.Moody said it would be impossible to do the projects listed in the first five years without doing bond issues that are planned for 2018 and 2021. The analysis, Moody said, shows the bond issues would be needed to accomplish everything on the list, including major street projects. One of the goals of the CIP is to bring street maintenance up to date. Moody said the city had been doing smaller issues more frequently and then refinancing to combine them.Several city council members had been hesitant to support the bonding idea without taking it to the public forum for citizen comment.last_img read more

Argonauts Finish Regular Season in Dominant Fashion, Win 100-50

first_img Photo by Ron Besser PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s basketball team scored a season-high 100 points in their last game of the regular season, sailing past Concordia-Selma with their largest win margin this season, 100-50. Four seniors reached double digits in points on Senior Day, led by Amy Drake (Niceville, Fla./Winthrop) who went 8-11 from the field and 6-9 from the long range on the way to 22 points for the evening.  UWF improved to 14-13 overall and will take that record into the GSC Tournament next week.Two Argonauts also ended the game with season-high performances, as senior Caitlin Salak (Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon HS) scored 12 points off the bench, shooting 50 percent from the field. Senior Jamie Freeman (Mobile, Ala./Okaloosa-Walton CC) reached her season-high in two categories, sinking 10 points of her own and pulling down six boards to tie her performance against Palm Beach Atlantic earlier in the season. Senior Dominique Boykins (Houston, Texas./North Shore HS) also contributed 11 points, going 6-6 in free throws. Drake added nine assists to her team-leading 22 points to finish one assist shy of a double-double.West Florida began the first half on fire, with Concordia-Selma scoring the first basket before the Lady Argos went on an unanswered 14 point run during the first five minutes of the game.  The run started with back-to-back three pointers by senior Jessie Ivey (Jay, Fla./Jay HS) and Boykins, the first of her career. UWF’s shooting was 50 percent from the field during the first half, allowing them to jump out to a huge lead at the half 43-12. The Argonauts’ excellent shooting set them apart from the Hornets again during the second half, matching their effort from the beginning of the game by scoring 14 points during the first seven minutes before Concordia-Selma responded. Shooting only 16.7 percent during the first half, the Hornets came alive with 13 minutes remaining in the game, scoring 38 points in the second half with a 46.7 field goal percentage.  The effort was not enough though as the Argonauts shot 55 percent from the field during the final half, as sophomore Kirstin McIntyre (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./Florida Southern) sunk the final layup of the game to score the 100th point before letting the clock run out. Defensively West Florida was strong as well, forcing 18 turnovers with 12 steals on the night while grabbing 51 boards, 38 of which were defensive. Two players for Concordia-Selma shot in the double digits, with Lamanda Sanders sinking 18 while Gabrielle Jones contributed 11. The Hornets shot 31.7 percent total for the game and grabbed 31 rebounds. With West Georgia’s loss at Alabama-Huntsville Monday evening, the West Florida women’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Gulf South Conference tournament and will continue on to play in the postseason for the first time since 2007. The Argonauts will travel to the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss. for the tournament, with their opponent to be determined.For more information on the GSC Tournament, visit www.gulfsouthconference.org.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Argonauts Finish Regular Season in Dominant Fashion, Win 100-50last_img read more

Tony Kenny – William Hill – BOS Speaker – The importance of a broad sponsorship mix

first_img StumbleUpon Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Tony Kenny looks after the PR/Communication and activation of William Hill’s sponsorship portfolio, which includes the Scottish Cup, Premier League and World Darts Championship.Kenny will be on our ‘Different Ball Game’ panel at Betting on Sports 2016 (September 15-16), speaking about how betting companies can reach new audiences via sports partnerships.SBC: William Hill has always had a broad sponsorship portfolio; as an organisation, how do you think you’ve benefited from this?TK: I think we’ve moved with the times and used our sponsorship mix effectively across our business both internally and externally. The industry’s current situation with Horse Racing shows the importance of not having a reliance on one sport.SBC: In its current context, do you think betting is too entwined with football marketing? Does the industry require fresh thinking?TK: For us, football sponsorship and partnerships remains an important part of our mix. It’s a competitive marketplace and it’s important to be front of mind when it comes to football betting – however there are emerging crossover sports where you can indirectly engage with a similar audience.SBC: Do you think that the marketing and communications for sports partnerships within the industry have become too formulaic? How do industry stakeholders create fresh and appealing campaigns?TK: I think betting companies need to look at their overall business objectives and strategy before jumping into football sponsorship. Then generate their campaigns based on their target audiences rather than going for the global 3.6 billion audience. They also need to engage more with fans through interactive content and stop thinking about supporters as numbers on their PowerPoint presentations.SBC: How can smaller sports with a unique audience make themselves more appealing to sports betting operators?TK: I think it’s really making themselves more appealing to the wider world. The UFC, Boxing and Darts are sports have revamped their images and have now become aspirational events to watch and attend.SBC: You are speaking at BOS on extending the betting industry’s reach within wider sports; what do you want delegates to take away from your session?TK: I hope they will get an insight into the importance of having a broad sponsorship mix and our successes both inside and outside of football sponsorship.____________________________________Are you interested in how betting companies can reach new audiences via sports partnerships?Make sure you’re at the largest sports betting industry conference of the year, Betting on Sports!#bettingonsports #BIGnBOSlast_img read more