June 19, 2021
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first_imgCarson King(NEW YORK) — It all began with a handmade sign asking for beer money.Then it was discovered that Carson King, the 24-year-old whose sign reading “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished” went viral after it appeared on ESPN’s “College Game Day,” had written some racist tweets as a teenager.King, who’s vowed to donate more than $1 million in “beer money” to a children’s hospital, apologized. He was bashed online. Companies that jumped at the chance to help him have since backed away from him.Then, Twitter users discovered that the reporter for The Des Moines Register who uncovered King’s tweets, Aaron Calvin, had written a few questionable Twitter posts of his own. He was bashed online as well.Online “cancel culture” gone awry, perhaps?“A routine background check of King’s social media revealed two racist jokes, one comparing black mothers to gorillas and another making light of black people killed in the holocaust. The joke tweets date back to 2012, when King was a 16-year-old high school student,” reported The Register.Yet much of the resulting online backlash was not been directed at King’s old posts. Instead, Calvin and The Register received most of the social media ire. pic.twitter.com/5pM1D6jh5H— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 25, 2019Social media “has the power to bring people together for the common good,” but that “it can also make your life very public,” King said during a press conference.“That’s why I wanted to share with you guys that eight years ago when I was a sophomore in high school I made some social media posts to my friends that quoted and referenced the show ‘Tosh.0’.,” he said.He said that he had no recollection of the posts but “in re-reading it today eight years later I see it was an attempt at humor that was offensive and hurtful,” King said.“I want to sincerely apologize. Thankfully, high school kids grow up and hopefully become responsible and caring adults,” he continued. “I think my feelings are better summed up by a post [of mine] from three years ago, ‘Until we as a people learn that racism and hate are learned behaviors, we won’t get rid of it. Tolerance towards others is the first step,’ that’s from July 8, 2016,” he said.He said that he was “sharing this with you guys tonight because I feel [a] responsibility to all the people who’ve donated money to the cause,” and that “I can’t go back and improve and change what I posted when I was 16 years old, but I can apologize and work to improve myself every day and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.”He also said that he was “so very, very thankful for the generosity of the thousands and thousands of people who have donated and continue to donate for the Stead Family’s Children’s Hospital.”King told “Good Morning America,” before the tweets had surfaced, that he was surprised his sign had gone viral.“I thought it would just be a joke,” King told said. “I didn’t think anyone would actually see it.”Instead, donations began flooding King’s Venmo account. On social media, he announced that after covering the cost of a case of Busch Lite beer, he would be donating the rest of the proceeds to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.The news went viral and then both Busch Beer (the brand that also includes Busch Lite) and Venmo announced on Twitter that they would match King’s donation. Shortly afterwards, King said he had raised $1 million as of Sept. 22. He has since raised $2 million, he posted in a recent Tweet.King’ apology post amassed 8,000 likes on Twitter and the responses appeared supporting and forgiving. However, Anheuser-Bush the maker of Busch beer, made it clear in an email to ABC News that it would no longer work with King.“Carson King had multiple social media posts that do not align with our values as a brand or as a company and we will have no further association with him. We are honoring our commitment by donating more than $350,000 to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,” said spokespeople for Anheuser-Busch in the statement.Incidentally, organizers of a local Oktoberfest event in Iowa said they would not serve Busch Light after Anheuser-Busch’s announcement about King, reported The Des Moines Register.Venmo, which had also come out in public support for King’s cause also released a statement. “Venmo’s decision to match the money raised for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital was inspired by the kindness of the entire Venmo community and their desire to support a worthy cause. Our intent has never changed, and we continue to honor our pledge to support the patients, families and staff members of the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics,” a Venmo spokesperson said in an email.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. The Des Moines Register hates sick kids https://t.co/LubM6936qi— Matt Cummings (@mattjohnc) September 25, 2019The Register’s executive editor Carol Hunter addressed the paper’s decision to run King’s past tweets in an opinion piece. “Register editors discussed at length whether to include information about the tweets and King’s remorse in our profile,” she wrote.“We ultimately decided to include a few paragraphs at the bottom of the story,” about King’s resurfaced tweets, she continued.Hunter also said that the paper was “revising our policies and practices, including those that did not uncover our own reporter’s past inappropriate social media postings.” As for Calvin, Hunter wrote that he “is no longer with the Register.”ABC News attempted to contact Calvin, who has since disabled his Twitter account, but has not heard back.King has since apologized for his past tweets.“I am embarrassed and stunned to reflect on what I thought was funny when I was 16 years old. I want to sincerely apologize,” he posted in a tweeted dated Sept. 24.last_img read more

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first_imgAljamain Sterling Jamaican Aljamain Sterling defeated Brazilian Augusto Mendes by a unanimous decision on Saturday at Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday.The judges’ scored Sterling a winner by were 29-28 across the board.After a slow start Aljamain Sterling’s mixed martial arts skills were on point, as he feinted with kicks to keep his opponent on the backfoot.Sterling (13-2) won for the first time since a finish of Johnny Eduardo in Dec. 2015, which brought him to 12-0.Now back in the win column after a pair of losses, Sterling should be boosted by his all-around performance after admitting doubts about his style. Mendes goes back to the drawing board after an upset of Frankie Saenz in his previous outing.last_img

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first_img StumbleUpon EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Gibraltar-headquartered bookmaker BetVictor has announced plans to give all customers the opportunity to win up to £500 on every UK & Ireland horse race – irrespective of the grade.As of today, when placing a single bet as normal, customers will be presented with the option of selecting Guaranteed Bet, a new market which will give customers the chance to win up to £500 on the ‘win’ part of a single bet. The market will appear alongside existing ‘extra markets’ on any race.Guaranteed Bet is only available on ‘win’ and ‘each way’ single bets only from 11am on the day of the race until the race starts. Thus, a £50 ‘each way’ bet on a horse at 10/1 would qualify.Both ‘First Past the Post’ and ‘Official Result’ will be paid on the market, however, BetVictor horse racing initiatives such as Best Odds Guaranteed, Run for Your Money and additional ‘each way’ place terms will not apply to Guaranteed Bet.Guaranteed Bet comes following discussions with the Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF). As a business with a strong and proud horse racing heritage, BetVictor strives to be best-in-breed to ensure all horse racing bettors are given a fairer and better service.BetVictor Director of Sportsbook Matt Scarrott said: “We are pleased to launch Guaranteed Bet, which once again shows our commitment to giving horse racing bettors the best possible value.“We entered dialogue with the Horseracing Bettors Forum earlier this year and this project is something we have been keen to implement for a while. We believe our guarantee to include ‘each way’ bets and all race classes makes it a leading industry initiative.”“Once we have trialled Guaranteed Bet for a short time, our plan is to review it with the intention of increasing limits and extending the timescales going forward.” said Scarrott.HBF Chairman Matt Bisogno commented: “HBF welcomes the news that BetVictor has introduced a Guaranteed Bet provision. For the first time with a major operator, punters will be able to back any horse to win a minimum of £500 regardless of the class of race. “Having discussed a number of issues with the team at BetVictor earlier in the year, HBF was heartened by their commitment to a fairer betting environment. Of course, actions speak louder than words, and today’s announcement is an extremely positive step forward for British and Irish racing bettors as well as a palpable demonstration of BetVictor’s commitment.“HBF believes the Guaranteed Bet provision represents a forward-thinking approach, and we further hope it encourages other operators to enhance their offering to horse racing bettors.” Guaranteed Bet is also available to customers that have previously held BetVictor accounts (subject to evaluation).last_img read more

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first_imgChris Hughton insists it is too early to judge Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.The Argentine, who quit Southampton to take charge at White Hart Lane in the summer, is already coming under pressure having won just three of his nine Premier League games in charge this season.But Hughton – the former Spurs player, coach and caretaker manager – has given his backing to the 41-year-old.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “He is still settling in.“He is just toying with what his best 11 is and we are only nine games into the season.“At this particular moment, they are only three points behind Arsenal and there is a long way to go.“He is still having that bedding in period, but there are some good signs.”last_img

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first_imgLOS ANGELES–Get used to this, Giants fans.The 2019 club may not treat viewers to the kind of Giants’ torture they came to know and love at the beginning of the decade, but there will be tension, there will be pressure and there will be plenty of low-scoring, high-energy games to watch.Wednesday’s series finale of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium offered another example as the Giants surrendered a late lead in a 5-3 defeat.With the game on the line, Dodger manager Dave Roberts could have …last_img

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first_imgRobins: Man Utd board must give Solskjaer timeby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United FA Cup winner Mark Robins says the board must be patient with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Robins, now manager of League One outfit Coventry City, believes that Solskjaer must be given plenty of time to implement his philosophy on the playing squad.”What he’s trying to do is reinstall the values that he felt as a player and that were there under Sir Alex,” he told Sky Sports.”He needs time to do that. If you remember when Sir Alex took over, it was six years before that started to take an effect.”I don’t think you get that times these days but I think the board will be patient. As long as they can see things moving forward in the right way they will be patient.”Clearly you need to get results alongside that. Ole knows that but the noises coming out of there and what is being said, they seem happy, the players seem happy, it seems a happier camp.”Things can turn quickly but you need results to maintain it. I hope he gets that time and he gets the backing in the transfer market because it’s going to take a long time to get them back to where they were.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgOhio Police department makes fun of Urban Meyer in a tweet.oxford tweetThe No. 25 Florida Gators are back in the AP Poll and will host the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels next weekend in an SEC showdown. In anticipation of the match-up, the Oxford Police Department trolled the Gainesville P.D. on Twitter this afternoon.Hey @GainesvillePD, welcome to the @AP Top 25. We’ll be saying bye to ya after Saturday.— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) September 27, 2015Nothing too shocking about them doing that, but what was surprising was the type of joke that followed: one mocking former Florida head coach Urban Meyer’s decision to leave the Gators for health reasons in 2010 before resurfacing as the Ohio State head coach in 2012. The tweet has since been deleted but here is a screen-shot of it.  oxford tweetoxford tweet Naturally, the Oxford P.D. got a ton of backlash from Ohio State fans, and quickly. We’d like to welcome the Ohio St fans to our timeline. #toosoon #WeMeanNoHarm— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) September 27, 2015The two departments have since gone back and forth with each other and kept it good-natured, which is a good thing.last_img read more

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first_imgThousands of students from across Jamaica gathered at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium on Friday February 22 to celebrate Jamaica Day 2013, in a colourful display of dance, music, speech and song. It was the first national gathering to mark the day intended to foster a spirit of patriotism. The festivities, held under the theme ‘Celebrate Jamaica: We On It’, saw students perform numerous items in a gala event. Performances included a parade of the uniformed groups and schools celebrating their 50th anniversary, praise and worship, parade of the national symbols, dance, poetry, song, and drumming. Conceptualized as a cultural extravaganza, Jamaica Day 2013 saw the Ministry of Education’s six regions compete for the best exhibition in the following categories: Best interpretation of the Jamaica Day Theme; Best Booth; Greatest Student participation; Research and Advocacy; and Most Sustainable Project.There was robust competition among the six regions in the exhibition section, at the end of which Region One and Region Four tied for the top spot. Region Four presented traditional herbal remedies and demonstrated an innovative way to combine the rearing of fish with the farming of vegetables. Region Three mounted a display on persons from the region who have excelled and used the motif of a ship to focus on Jamaica’s movement towards the goals of Vision 2030.Modern technology was the focus of Region One’s exhibit. Outstanding among this group of exhibitors were the Robotics Team from Jamaica College, which presented the group’s new robot, and Allman Town Primary, which demonstrated how the school operates its own radio station. Denham Town Primary used discarded paper to make fuel for cooking, while Windward Road showed how the school is using an electronic white board and other devices to enhance teaching and learning.Region Five highlighted literacy in the region and among other items, created a quilt displaying the names of the schools in the region and their logos. Indigenous material was the theme of Region Six’s exhibit, which put the national fruit, ackee, at the forefront, as well as innovative spreads and artwork. Region two left before the exhibit could be judged.Children from various institutions across Jamaica were excited as they watched and listened to the various performances and visited the booths. Describing the day’s happenings, seven year-old Alicia Barrett of Brampton Primary, Trelawny effused, “It’s so amazing. I liked the dancing and when they marched with the flags.Miss Sheron Robinson, acting Principal of Williamsfield All Age school Westmoreland, gave a positive assessment of the event. ”It’s a good experience for the children. Many schools don’t know how to put the event together,” she said, noting that school administrators could learn how to structure the celebrations by patterning the national event.Speaking on the relevance of Jamaica Day, Miss. Robinson noted, “Patriotism is dying and people don’t see the country as somewhere to love and don’t put an effort into developing it. So an event such as this is good.”Javin Jackson, grade six student and peer counsellor at Wakefield Primary, in Trelawny, told JIS News that celebrating Jamaica Day is important, especially for students because it allows them to know more about Jamaica in a different kind of atmosphere.Jamaica Day in Schools is one of flagship projects of the Culture in Education Programme.last_img read more

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first_imgWINNIPEG – The agreement to restore rail service to the town of Churchill in northern Manitoba will include at least $117 million from the federal government.The federal funding consists of $74 million to help repair the damaged rail line and buy it, along with the town’s port, from Denver-based Omnitrax. Ottawa is also committing another $43 million over 10 years to subsidize operations of the rail line.“Repair work on the rail line has already begun … and every effort is being made to complete the work and restore rail service before winter sets in,” International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr said at a news conference Friday that offered few details on what others involved in the deal are putting up.The rail line is the only land link to the subarctic community of 900 people, known for its polar bear tourist season and port on the western shore of Hudson Bay.The line was washed out by flooding in the spring of 2017. Since then, goods and people have had to be flown in and prices for groceries and fuel have skyrocketed.The tourist economy was hit hard, and some residents left town.Two weeks ago, after months of negotiations, a consortium called Arctic Gateway Group hammered out a deal to buy the line and port from Omnitrax, which had said it was losing money on the service and could not afford tens of millions of dollars in necessary repairs.The consortium includes several northern communities, Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings and AGT Food and Ingredients, a Regina-based supplier of pulses and food ingredients.Carr and consortium officials would not reveal Friday how much money the consortium partners are putting in — they referred to an unspecified pool of money — or how much money Omnitrax is being paid.Carr would also not say whether the federal government would put up more money if its annual subsidies are not enough to prevent losses.“You don’t talk about hypotheticals in this business.”The rail line was once government-owned, but a former Liberal government sold it to Omnitrax in 1997. The rail line suffered from high maintenance costs due to the vast boggy terrain it covers, and lost a key customer when the Conservative government in 2012 moved to end the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly on western wheat.Carr said the new ownership group, which includes a built-in customer base with AGT, will make the rail line viable.Fairfax’s president was equally confident the restored line and port has untapped opportunities to ship goods to and from other countries through the Arctic.“The Russians — we have roughly 50,000 people north of the Arctic circle, they have a million and a half people and I said, 20 per cent of their GDP (goes) through there,” Paul Rivett said.Churchill Mayor Mike Spence said the months that have passed without rail service have been hard on the town. But people from other parts of Canada reached out.“I had people sending food hampers … high school students sending cards and school supplies,” Spence said. “So we never felt alone.”last_img read more

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first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council meeting, on Tuesday, Council passed the first two readings of a Bylaw that would allow for Micro Breweries, Craft Distilleries, and Cannabis Retail within the District.Earlier this year, the District had been contacted by local business investors that showed interest in developing a small scale craft brewery within the municipality.According to District Staff, after reviewing the District’s Zoning Bylaw, it was determined that the proposed use is not permitted in any of Taylor’s commercial zones. Based on the interest expressed by the proponents, Staff prepared a proposal of zoning by-law amendments which looked at allowing both breweries and the sale of cannabis.The Cannabis Retail amendments proposed to the District of Taylor’s Zoning Bylaw are modelled closely after those adopted by the City of Fort St John.Later this summer, the District will be holding a public hearing on these Bylaw amendments before being adopted.More information on the Bylaw amendments can be found on the District of Taylor’s website.last_img read more

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