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first_img whatsapp Thursday 4 November 2010 11:38 pm Tags: NULL MAN Group saw client assets rebound more strongly than expected, boosting its shares and raising the prospect that the world’s largest listed hedge fund company can finally start winning back investors.Man – which has just bought smaller rival GLG with its $25bn (£15.4 bn) of assets to become less reliant on computer-driven funds — said it ran $40.5bn at the end of September, $1bn more than an earlier forecast.Stronger returns from Man’s flagship fund AHL have driven the recovery. AHL, the $21.9bn fund that latches onto trends in global futures markets, is named after 1980s founders Michael Adam, David Harding and Martin Lueck. The funds have recently benefited from the weakness of the dollar.“This better run from AHL combined with the potential from the GLG acquisition provides Man with strategic opportunities for the second half of 2011 and into 2012,” said Evolution’s Michael Sanderson, who yesterday published a ‘buy’ recommendation on the stock.Man declined to say whether October marked a turnaround in outflows after clients pulled out money for the eighth straight quarter in the three months to the end of September, even as the wider industry has started to win back clients. The shares surged 12.6 per cent to close at 290.8p after the announcement, having underperformed the FTSE All-Share by 24 per cent so far this year. Man said that client outflows – institutional as well as private investor money – in the three months to 30 September were $600m.The firm also said pre-tax profit for the six months to September before adjusting items was $227m, above the $215m it forecast in September.Man has said it will make $50m worth of cost savings in the aftermath of the GLG takeover and analysts are expecting around 180-200 redundancies. Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raidercenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap MAN shares boosted by a stronger AHL last_img read more

first_imgThursday 17 March 2011 9:28 am John Dunne US inflation rate picks up speed US consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in more than one and a half years in February, driven by higher food and energy prices.The Labour Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 per cent, the largest gain since June 2009, after increasing 0.4 percent in January. Core CPI – excluding food and energy – rose 0.2 per cent after advancing by the same amount in January.Though the increase in core CPI was a touch above economists’ expectations for a 0.1 per cent gain, it suggested that surging costs for energy and other commodities, which have been hitting producers and consumers alike, had yet to generate the type of broad inflation that would spur the Federal Reserve to respond.The Fed said on Tuesday it expected the upward price pressure from commodities to be temporary but it would closely monitor inflation and inflation expectations.“I don’t think it means anything for the Fed. They’re going to probably wind up saying some of this is transitory. It won’t be sustained,” said Tom Porcelli, U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York. Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 12 September 2004 | News Further investment from LSC and DfES, for allocation from April 2005-2006, will be confirmed later this year.Ufi spokesperson Angela Richards commented: “This £13.75m investment is not designed to simply sustain core services in UK online centres, but to take innovative centres to the next stage in their development.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK online centres to receive £13.75 million funding A cash injection of £13.75 million is to target those UK online centres that are based in deprived areas and run by community or voluntary organisations.The funding is to be made available to eligible UK online centres in a bid to develop the sustainability of the network, and will be available for allocation by October 2004.The funding will be provided by Ufi, the company responsible for running the 6,000 UK online centres; the Learning and Skills Council (LSC); the Department for Education and Skills; and the Community Access to Lifelong Learning programme at the Big Lottery Fund. It is designed to support UK online centres that are committed to undertaking innovative work but currently lack the necessary finance to develop their training, marketing and management capability to its maximum potential. Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgThis article is based on a talk by Martha Grevatt at the Workers World Party national strategic meeting held May 11-12 in Newark, N.J. Grevatt is a member of the Executive Committee of the WWP Interim Central Committee, a managing editor of this newspaper and a long-time union activist.Initiatives begin as proposals. Then proposals become reality. That is the goal with Workers’ Solidarity Day and the International Workers’ Solidarity Network: to make the monthly solidarity days, originally a proposal, essentially “a May Day every month.”The plan was to make the first big push on May Day. In general, workers get it. Once a year is not enough, not by a longshot. Let’s have an International Workers’ Day each and every month: That’s the pitch and it resonates.Leading up to May Day, the IWSN accomplished a lot. A call to action was drafted and sent out. The call has gotten around 400 signers from around the country and around the world. There is a website and a presence on social media. And a name for the group spearheading this initiative — International Workers’ Solidarity Network.Leaflets have been given out, as well as visibility with placards and banners. The word is getting out from May Day and Stop & Shop picket lines to the annual remembrance of the Kent and Jackson State killings. And of course the courageous Uber, Lyft and other rideshare driver walkouts. The date for the first solidarity day is June 1. For now there’s a continuum from May 1 to June 1: It’s the first of the month. June 1 is a Saturday. What will happen after June 1 still has to be developed. There will be an emphasis on solidarity with migrants under the theme of “No Walls in the Workers’ Struggle.” There is also the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Some areas will need to bring in local struggles, such as the laundry workers in New York or teachers where they are in motion. Internationalism is a big piece of this. Don’t be afraid to customize.Of all the historical mass units that WWP has helped develop, the IWSN has much in common with CULA — Center for United Labor Action — a formation that was truly engaged in the class struggle of the 1970s. Back then Workers World Party Chairperson Sam Marcy oriented the party with the slogan “Face to the masses.” At that time, union density was much higher, especially in urban areas. But even then our orientation was not exclusively to workers in unions. Remember: There was another organization — the Prisoners Solidarity Committee. In other words the party did a lot of work with a section of our class camp, the most oppressed sector, who most certainly did not have a legal right to strike or engage in collective bargaining — although there were strikes and rebellions and demands were negotiated. But the point was: Solidarity was not conditional on these workers being organized in a traditional union structure.A lot of retooling is imperative when turning our face to the working class of the 21st century. Now there needs to be an understanding on the ever-changing character of the working class. Sam Marcy wrote about this in the groundbreaking 1986 work, “High Tech, Low Pay.” But a great deal has changed since then. Work is more precarious and more workers are contingent workers. There is far less income or job security in today’s gig economy. Nevertheless the fundamental class antagonisms, between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, remain. That is why one can read Marx and feel like he’s writing about life today. He also used the word “precarious” to describe working class life in 1848. But he never saw any segment of the working class as “too hard to organize,” and revolutionaries can’t fall into that trap when it comes to gig workers. The Uber and Lyft drivers, Google workers, Amazon workers, fast food workers, etc., are going to organize in spite of and around anyone who thinks that way.Precarity and inhumanity will continue under capitalism. It’s only when the proletariat seizes the means of production and takes hold of the repressive state apparatus that we will see needs come before profit. Only the working class can carry out this historic task. The vanguard has to turn its face toward our class. Workers’ Solidarity Day is a mechanism to conduct this necessary work.Go to for different leaflets that can be downloaded.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kristen Clarke Twitter Kristen Clarke TCU vs Baylor soccer in Fort Worth, Texas on October 27, 2017. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) ReddIt Twitter Kristen Clarke Kristen Clarke is a senior studying sports & broadcast journalism from Barrington, Illinois. She is a member of the TCU Cheerleading team. There’s a new Horned Frog in town Kristen Clarke Fish oil may protect athletes from concussions Linkedin Previous articleGreek GPA ranking shows many sororities out preforming fraternitiesNext articleRate My Professor site effects some students enrollment decisions Kristen Clarke RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kristen Clarke TCU begins $2M renovation to surface of football practice field Former wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin ReddIt Website| + posts Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printFor the first time in program history, a TCU soccer player has been drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League. TCU defender Ryan Williams was selected 40th overall by the North Carolina Courage.“When they called my name it was completely unexpected,” Williams said. “I had no idea. I’m still in shock honestly, but I’m really excited.”Williams doesn’t know exactly what her plans are for the future, but she said playing professional soccer will be beneficial in the long run– even if it wouldn’t be the most lucrative.While the league doubled its minimum salary from $7,200 per season to $15,000 for the 2017 season, it’s still only $4,000 above the reported 2016 poverty line. Luckily, Williams says the next level isn’t about the salary.“It’s always been about soccer for me,” Williams said. “I just love it and I’m not ready to give it up yet.”Williams said she couldn’t have done it without the effort and support from her coaches.“My coaches sent out my highlight video to get me drafted,” Williams said. “Without them, I don’t think I would have made it this far.”Williams will continue to practice individually and with her teammates until the North Carolina Courage starts training camp Feb. 18.last_img read more

first_imgThe Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Nov. 19, 2020By Alexandra Lang – November 19, 2020 1287 The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Alexandra Lang Alexandra Lang Facebook Alexandra Lang Alexandra Lang Facebook The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Life in Fort Worth Linkedincenter_img The Skiff: April 8, 2021 ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Alexandra Lang Twitter Previous articleAdversity overcome: TCU legend Desmond Bane headed to Grizzlies via 30th pick of 2020 NBA DraftNext articleHoroscope: November 19, 2020 Alexandra Lang Linkedin printVol. 119, Issue 14: Early applications rise despite COVID-19Also: Carter Hosts adjust to changes brought on by COVID-19, minority students talk about electionsFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Twitter Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff.last_img read more

first_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further September 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 During one month of protests, military government steps up propaganda, censorship and violence against journalists RSF_en May 26, 2021 Find out more The use of violence and censorship against Burmese journalists trying to cover the protests that began a month ago is a “detestable strategy” aimed at preventing them from doing their job, Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association said today. It has been accompanied by an increase in propaganda in the state and privately-owned media controlled by the military government.The two organisations are aware of at least 24 serious violations of the freedom to report news and information since 19 August. Police, soldiers, members of the USDA (a pro-government militia) and government censors have been responsible for these violations.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call on the members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to put pressure on the Burmese government to stop these serious abuses.Deprived of news from independent outlets, many Burmese listen to the Burmese-language services of international radio stations such as RFA, VOA, BBC and DVB and surreptitiously look at DVB TV’s weekly broadcasts.The government has meanwhile stepped up its propaganda in the media it controls. The protesters are portrayed as agitators bent on fomenting violence who have been mobilised by the opposition National League for Democracy and foreign governments. The pro-government media have also accused the foreign press of creating unrest.The censorship bureau has systematically rejected articles in which the protests against cost of living increases have been covered in an independent manner. Privately-owned media executives and editors have found themselves being ordered to publish articles favourable to the government and hostile to the internal and external “enemies.”No foreign journalist has obtained a visa to enter Burma since the start of the protests. The few foreign correspondents based in Rangoon work for the state-owned media of countries that support the military government. The Chinese news agency Xinhua, for example, has in the past month run only three dispatches on the protests, and they just gave the government’s version.Chronology of incidents:- 18 September: Three Burmese journalists covering a demonstration by monks in Rangoon were arrested and questioned by the police, and their equipment was taken. Two of them worked for Japanese media (Asahi TV and Kyoto News Agency). The third worked for The Voice Journal, a Burmese magazine. Only the Asahi TV reporter got his camera back, but without the memory card. Hla Htwe Aung told the Mizzima news agency it was hard to recover confiscated equipment as the police, soldiers and USDA militiamen were all in civilian dress.- 14 September: The front-page story in all the government newspapers was the military government’s generals taking offerings to several monasteries.- 12 September: The last telephone line at the Rangoon headquarters of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, was cut. The party’s leaders had often taken calls from the foreign press on the line.- 11 September: The service on the mobile phones of Agence France-Presse correspondent Hla Hla Htay and freelance journalist May Thingyan was cut. A few days later, the AFP management asked the authorities to restore the service.10 September: The telephones of 50 government opponents were disconnected to prevent them from talking to Burmese and foreign journalists.9 September: Members of the Directorate of Military Engineers moved into the governmental Office of Telecommunications on Bo Soon Pat Street in Rangoon. They put taps on the phone of around 50 prominent people, including opposition members Su Su Nway, Phyu Phyu Thinn, Htay Kywe, Hla Myo Naung and U Myint Thein.- 9 September: Privately-owned newspapers were forced to publish an official statement accusing Min Ko Naing and other Generation 88 activists of inciting a revolt.- 4 September: Love Journal (a privately-owned magazine run by Myat Khaing, who is known to have good relations with the information minister) published a long article headlined, “People who make mountains out of molehills using the petrol price rise.” Attacking the journalists covering the protests, it said: “Foreign news agency reporters are conspiring with the demonstrators to create instability in Burma.” – 3 September: Access to the video-sharing website YouTube was blocked. The country’s leading Internet Service Provider, which is controlled by the ministry of posts and telecommunications, gave no explanation for the ban. Another Burmese ISP, Bagan net, had already made YouTube inaccessible. The few videos of the protests to have emerged were shot by “citizen-journalists” who used video-sharing sites like YouTube to distribute them.- 28 August: A pro-NLD photojournalist, Win Saing, was arrested while trying to photograph NLD members making offerings to monks in Rangoon. He is reportedly still being held in Kyaik-ka-san detention centre.- 27 August: The press registration and surveillance department ordered news editors to restrict the publication of reports about consumer price hikes.- 27 August: The information minister, Gen. Kyaw San, told government media editors to be very careful about the kind of reports they disseminate.- 23 August: USDA members and police prevented journalists from getting near to a group of Rangoon street demonstrators. USDA thugs jostled and insulted journalists. A Reuters reporter was ordered not to take photos of arrests. Cameras were confiscated by police. – 22 August: Men in plain clothes manhandled an unidentified journalist as he was taking photos of public transport users waiting in line.- 20 August: The Rangoon military command banned journalists from taking photos of demonstrations and ordered that the cameras of those who disobeyed should be seized and destroyed.- 19 August: As soon as the first protests began, the Burmese correspondents of foreign news media reported being subjected to intimidation from plain-clothes police and USDA members. Circulating in army trucks and armed with spades and iron bars, they insulted and threatened journalists. Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out more US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 12, 2021 Find out more News The military government has stepped censorship and arrests of journalists in response to a month-old wave of protests. A total of 24 press freedom violations have been registered since 19 August. Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call on ASEAN member countries to pressure the Burmese government to put a stop to these serious abuses. Newslast_img read more

first_img September 7, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the increasingly systematic attacks on media personnel covering the tension in eastern Ukraine. The abduction of journalists is becoming more and more frequent in and around Sloviansk, the city controlled by the pro-Russian “People’s Republic of Donetsk,” while constant attacks on media and journalists throughout the region is exacerbating an intense information war. Reporters Without Borders appeals to all parties to immediately stop treating news providers as targets to be neutralized or controlled.Sloviansk, no-go zoneAccording to IMI, a Ukrainian NGO that is a Reporters Without Borders partner, pro-Russian militiamen have arrested 19 news providers in Sloviansk since 1 April and were still holding at least two of them this morning: the netizen Artem Deynega and Yuri Leliavski, a reporter for the Ukrainian TV station ZIK (Western Information Union). Leliavski, who is from the western city of Lviv, has been a hostage since 25 April. Deynega was abducted on 13 April after installing a camera on the balcony of his Sloviansk apartment.Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about Serhiy Shapoval, a journalist with the Volin’Post news website, who has been unreachable since 26 April. According to his sister, he said in his last phone call that he was in Sloviansk and “could not leave for the time being.”Novomedia journalist Ruslan Kukharchuk reported that he was arrested while photographing a column of militiamen on 27 April and was held overnight in one of the city’s police stations, while being interrogated with a bag over his head and a revolver against his temple.Meanwhile, there has been no news since 16 April of Sergei Lefter, a journalist who was arrested near Sloviansk while acting as member of an observation mission sent by the NGO Open Dialogue Foundation.“Designed to create a reserve of hostages and intimidate other journalists, these abductions are intolerable,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Before our eyes, Sloviansk is turning into an increasingly unpredictable Bermuda Triangle where the safety of news providers is no longer guaranteed. Those capable of wielding any influence over the city’s self-proclaimed authorities must do everything in their power to get them to end these criminal actions at once.”Sloviansk’s self-proclaimed city administration has been insisting that journalists request accreditation since 26 April. After their passports and press ID have been checked, their previous reporting is researched. According to RIA-Novosti, the official Russian news agency, applicants must also produce a letter of recommendation from another journalist, preferably a Russian one, who is already accredited.Cases of European and US journalists being refused accreditation have already been reported, and several journalists have reported that this accreditation is now being demanded at the entrance to the city.Self-proclaimed mayor Viacheslav Ponomarev is quite open about the aim of the new accreditation procedure.“We are forced to resort to such measures because many journalists have been transmitting deliberately false and unverified information,” he told RIA Novosti. “We have all the data of the journalists and we can immediately follow what they write. If someone lies, we ask them to leave the city at once.”Russian media journalists arrested, deportedReporters Without Borders takes note that Stepan Chirich, a Belarusian journalist employed by Russia’s NTV, was placed under house arrest in a rented apartment on 26 April, two days after being arrested in the Dnepropetrovsk region while using glasses with an in-built video camera. Chirich, who says he went to Ukraine to do a report on exorcism, has been charged under article 359 of the penal code with “using special technical devices that allow information to be gathered secretly.” Reporters Without Borders calls on the judicial authorities to conduct an impartial investigation and to not punish Chirich’s use of a hidden camera disproportionately if it is established that he was not involved in any spying.Reporters Without Borders again condemns the expulsion of many Russian journalists. The latest victims include Julia Shustraya and Mikhail Pudovkin, two journalists with the Russian TV station LifeNews, who were arrested in Donetsk on 25 April and were escorted to the Russian border by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) the same day.In mid-April, Ukraine imposed drastic restrictions on the entry of Russian males aged between 16 and 60.Airwaves war continuesA group of “People’s Republic of Donetsk” supporters stormed the headquarters of the regional public television service in Donetsk on 27 April and replaced its signal with that of the Russian TV station Rossya 24.Gunmen seized control of another television transmission centre in Donetsk yesterday and disconnected the digital retransmission of the Ukrainian national TV stations and the analogue signals of two national TV stations, UT-1 and 5 Kanal. In Kiev, activists attacked the headquarters of the Inter TV station yesterday, breaking doors and windows and releasing teargas inside the building. They initially went there to demand an end to the broadcasting of Russian TV series. They subsequently demonstrated outside ICTV headquarters with the same demand.Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the parties to the conflict in Ukraine are again fighting over TV stations and TV signal retransmission installations.Pro-Russian activists stormed the TV retransmission centre in Kramatorsk, near Sloviansk, on 18 April, terminating the transmission of Ukrainian channels and replacing them with Russian ones. This is a repetition of what took place in Crimea in March.(Photo : AFP / Genya Savilov) News to go further Organisation Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media UkraineEurope – Central Asia News UkraineEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Ukraine February 26, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters and media at centre of storm in eastern Ukraine March 26, 2021 Find out more News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authoritylast_img read more

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — People shouldn’t have to go to a gallery or museum to be inspired by art, according to Ithaca Murals organizer Caleb Thomas. In Ithaca, they don’t have to. Over the past ten years the city has seen an explosion of public art, with more than 150 murals now brightening walls.For Thomas, the goal is not purely aesthetic. “One wall at a time we are having this artist takeover,” he said, “one wall at a time, it’s a cultural shift in our city’s identity.”Thomas began organizing murals in 2009, after working as part of a coalition to change the name of State Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Street. After the group secured a dual-designation for the street, Thomas was motivated to see how else grassroots efforts could shift the cultural cityscape.Listing city streets, parks and buildings – many named for rich, white men – Thomas said he wanted public spaces to represent the full community.The first mural Thomas helped organize, on Green Street, features Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass in a representation of the Underground Railroad by artist Jonathan Matas. “That was such a success it’s like, let’s do another!” Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi Tagged: Ithaca Murals, public art, street art, video Thomas has since worked with partners from City Hall to homeowners to find walls for artists to reimagine. With a focus on supporting artists of color, women, people with jail experience, and others who have been excluded from institutions like galleries and museums, Ithaca Murals has worked to transform the city’s cultural identity.Related:$300 mini-grants available for justice-themed murals in IthacaFour mural projects are currently underway, including one that puts environmental conservation front and center on the South Hill Recreation Way. Artist Nico Cathcart recently brought two endangered species to life on the fence near the trail’s Hudson Street access point, a short-eared owl and Karner Blue butterfly.Cathcart lives in Richmond, Virginia but has family in Ithaca, where she spent time while attending high school in Cortland.“To me, Ithaca was always hiking and being outdoors,” Cathcart said. She reached out to Thomas to find an wall to include in a series of nature-themed murals. “It’s kind of cool to watch Ithaca develop as an artistic community,” she said after touring the artwork marked on the Ithaca Murals map.The Ithaca Murals mission statement says the organization is “transforming gray walls into beautiful meaningful works of art that tell the stories of the diverse people who live here & what we care about.” With more than 20 projects lined up for the summer, Ithacans can expect to see lots of new stories on the city’s walls soon.Check out this video featuring the new mural on South Hill Recreation Way, by Kristi Gogos and Jacob Mroczek: Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzilast_img read more

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Works at St Brigid’s National School, Carndonagh given go ahead Facebook The Department of Education has given the go ahead for works to commence at St Brigid’s National School in Carndonagh.Under the Additional Accommodation Scheme, a new mainstream classroom with an ensuite toilet will replace the current prefab and support has also been secured for two new Special Education Teacher rooms.Chairman of the Board of Management at St Brigid’s National School Councillor Mickey Doherty says having missed out on funding for a number of years, today’s announcement is greatly welcomed:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMatch tickets on sale at Finn Park this eveningNext articleDonegal Youth Service reaches Good Causes Awards final News Highland center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – October 19, 2018 Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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