Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Super Bowl LV

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThe Bucs will face the Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7. Kansas City beat the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in Sunday night’s AFC Championship.Green Bay trailed 31-23 and had first-and-goal from the 8 in the last few minutes. But after Aaron Rodgers threw three straight incompletions, the Packers settled for Mason Crosby’s 26-yard field goal with 2:05 left.The Packers had all three timeouts left and were hoping their defense could force a punt. The Bucs foiled that plan, draining the rest of the clock, helped by a pass interference penalty on Kevin King. Tom Brady in recovery from knee surgery ahead of June minicamp April 20, 2021 Led by Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul combining for five sacks, Tampa Bay snapped Green Bay’s seven-game winning streak. The Packers lost in the NFC championship game for the fourth time in the last seven seasons, according to AP. Green Bay hasn’t reached the Super Bowl since its 2010 championship season.Rodgers went 33 of 48 for 346 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, but fell to 1-4 in conference championship games as a starting quarterback.The Bucs built a 28-10 lead early in the third quarter thanks to Brady’s three touchdown passes, including a 39-yarder to Scotty Miller with 1 second left until halftime. Brady went 20 of 36 for 280 yards.The Packers rallied as Brady threw interceptions on three straight drives for just the second time in his career. Green Bay cut the lead to 28-23 late in the third quarter on Rodgers’ touchdown passes to Robert Tonyan and Davante Adams.INJURY REPORTPackers RB Aaron Jones hurt his chest and Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead injured his shoulder on a third-quarter play that resulted in a Jones fumble. Packers defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster (ankle) and linebacker Krys Barnes (thumb) left in the second half.The Bucs played the entire game without wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle).UP NEXTThe Bucs return home to play in the Super Bowl.The Packers’ season is over. Former NFL player found dead at Florida hotel February 16, 2021 Tom Brady signs extension contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 14, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Super Bowl LVTampa Bay Buccaneers AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Geno Hayes, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, dead at 33 April 28, 2021 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ road magic have them heading home to the Super Bowl, the first team to play in one on their home field.Brady owns six Super Bowl rings with New England and now heads to his 10th NFL championship game with his new team. With help from a stifling pass rush and a curious late call on fourth and goal by the Packers, Brady and the Bucs beat top-seeded Green Bay 31-26 for the NFC title Sunday.The Bucs (14-5) earned their franchise-record eighth consecutive road victory to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since their 2002 championship season, The Associated Press reports.They were helped by a strange decision by Packers coach Matt LaFleur with just over two minutes remaining and down by five points. On fourth-and-goal, he elected to kick a field goal. Tampa Bay then ran out the clock on the Packers (14-4).last_img read more

JIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24

first_imgAdvertisements JIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24 CommerceApril 20, 2009 RelatedJIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24 RelatedJIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24center_img RelatedJIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be staging a Creativity Expo on April 24, which will showcase examples of Jamaican ingenuity in the areas of copyright and related rights.The one-day event, slated for Emancipation Park in Kingston from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is part of activities to mark Intellectual Property Week, which is being observed from April 20 to 26.In an interview with JIS News, Manager of the Copyright and Related Rights Directorate at JIPO, Philippa Davies, said that the event is targeted at artists, sculptors, cartoonists, producers, entertainers, designers and other persons involved in creating and inventing products.“We will be having booths manned by individuals and companies involved in the different types of intellectual properties, including persons from the copyright world, whether artistic, literary or music; from the trademarks and business community; persons from the patents world; inventors and innovators; design world; as well as representatives from the geographical indications community,” she outlined.The event will include mini workshops and seminars focusing on the issue of protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights.The day’s proceedings will close with a concert from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. featuring dancers, drummers, poets, an “innovative fashion show” and singers such as Pam Hall, Kerron Ennis and I-Octane.Intellectual Property Week is being observed under the theme: ‘Creativity: Protect. Collect. Respect’.The week incorporates the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, and World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. JIPO has been observing the week since 1998.For further information on JIPO and the week of activities, please contact the office at 960-1852 or visit the website at www.jipo.gov.jm.last_img read more

Readout of White House’s Listening Session with Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders on Rising Hate Crimes and Incidents

first_imgReadout of White House’s Listening Session with Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders on Rising Hate Crimes and Incidents The White HouseToday, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, White House Public Engagement Director Cedric Richmond, Acting Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs Laura Shin, and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President Rohini Kosoglu hosted a virtual roundtable listening session with Asian American and Pacific Islander advocates and community leaders from across the country to discuss the increasing rates of anti-Asian harassment and violence. Participants shared their perspectives on the climate of fear that Asian American communities are facing. They also shared the important work they are doing across the country, recommendations for preventing and addressing violence against Asian American communities, and highlighted the coalition building that is happening across communities.Ambassador Rice and Congressman Richmond expressed gratitude for the participants’ courageous leadership in addressing acts of violence and bias against Asian American communities. They reiterated President Biden’s commitment to ending anti-Asian violence and bias, and confronting the role that some federal leaders played during the COVID-19 pandemic in promoting unfounded fear and bias against Asian American communities. Ambassador Rice and Congressman Richmond also underscored that the President has made it the policy of his Administration to condemn and combat xenophobia against Asian Americans. In his Presidential Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, President Biden charged the Department of Justice with partnering with Asian American communities to prevent and better collect data on hate crimes against Asian American communities. The President also directed Federal agencies to ensure their official actions mitigate anti-Asian bias.Organizations participating in today’s meeting included:Asian Americans Advancing Justice: John YangAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus: Aarti KohliAsian Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Juliet ChoiAsian American Federation: Jo-Ann YooAssociation of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations: Jeff CaballeroAsian American Journalists Association: Naomi Tacuyan UnderwoodAAPI Civic Engagement Fund: EunSook LeeChinese for Affirmative Action: Cynthia ChoiCoalition of Asian American Leaders: Bo Thao-UrabeEmpowering Pacific Islander Communities: Tavae SamueluNational Asian Pacific American Bar Association: Priya PurandareNational Council on Asian Pacific Americans: Gregg OrtonOCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates: Thu NguyenSikh American Legal Defense & Educational Fund: Kiran GillSouth Asian Americans Leading Together: Mahnoor HussainSoutheast Asian Research Action Center: Quyen Dinh /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Asia, Asian, chinese, community health, Department of Justice, Federal, Government, health, Laura, leadership, pacific, participants, Richmond, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Even in a pandemic, Farmington Farmers Market wins top honors

first_imgFor a fourth consecutive year, the Farmington Farmers Market took top honors in WDIV-TV’s Vote 4 the Best competition among metro Detroit markets.Online voters determine the winners in multiple categories. The downtown market soared to the top in a field of 20 nominees, and locals say that’s neither luck nor accident.Farmers Market volunteers raised a fourth banner last week to celebrate the 2020 WDIV Best Of 4-peat win. (Farmington Farmers Market)Extra special winMarket Manager Walt Gajewski said this year’s win is extra special, considering the uncertainty of the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“There were so many unknowns, beginning with, were we even going to open the market, and then redoing our operating model, keeping up with and implementing state guidelines,” he said. “And now, here we are, more than 10 weeks into the season, and over 20,000 people to date have enjoyed direct access to fresh grown local produce from Michigan farms.”Gajewski said the award is a tribute to the greater community, volunteers, sponsors, city leaders, and Farmington’s public safety and public services departments, who are “the pulse behind Saturday life in a Michigan small town.”Hard-earned, well-deservedFarmington Mayor Sara Bowman described the win as “hard-earned and well-deserved. It’s another feather in the cap of what makes Farmington great.”“It’s no accident, and definitely not luck, that the market has earned the top title four years in a row,” she said. “The attention to detail and emphasis on ensuring our farmers meet the highest standards definitely set us apart. While we enjoy the Market from May through October, it is a year-round labor for Walt. He personally visits each farm to guarantee we receive the best quality, products, and service.”The Farmington Farmers Market has grown slowly over the past few months, now expanded into Riley Park.A-plus vendors, feel-good communityWright Beamer Attorneys has long supported the market as a sponsor, attorney Dirk Beamer said.“I served as President of the Downtown Development Authority when we inaugurated the park and pavilion, and since then, our firm has tried to support the market in any way possible,” he said. “The market reflects what is best about the greater Farmington community: local volunteers, a friendly and diverse crowd, easy access and walkability, and a commitment to things done right.”“When you put A-plus vendors and their products in the heart of a feel-good community, you turn shopping into an outing,” he added. “The market’s not an errand, it’s an event. And a great event at that.”Bowman said she is personally grateful to each of the volunteers who set up every Saturday morning in downtown Farmington. “They truly set us apart from other markets, and it’s something I hear over and over from visitors. Even the masks cannot hide the warm welcome we all receive at the entrance gate.”Masks are now required at the Farmington Farmers Market, and visitors are encouraged to social distance.Banding together for the marketVolunteer coordinator Mary Martin said the market has had a core group from the beginning of the season, and others have joined along the way. The majority are seniors, an “at risk” population. Some work 2-hour shifts at the entrances and exits, others stay for the day.Thanks to donations from Beaumont Health, kits provided by Oakland County, and a donation of “market masks” from Bowman, Saturday volunteers receive masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and water at the beginning of their shifts. Martin said it’s important for volunteers to know they’re safe and appreciated.Another volunteer puts in long hours behind the scenes, as well as on market days. Peggy Castine helps with marketing and maintaining farmingtonfarmersmarket.com, which has proved quite an undertaking with vendor information and pre-orders as part of the mix, Martin said.Volunteers are kept in the loop with the latest COVID-19 developments; Gajewski regularly shares information about market operations.“Everyone is banding together to make sure the market still succeeds,” Martin said. “That is as important to the volunteers as it is to the city, to Walt, and to the vendors… They know what it takes to get there, and they’ve been part of that.”To learn more about the Farmington Farmers Market, visit farmingtonfarmersmarket.com or follow the market on Facebook and Instagram. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Luloff, Moss score wins on Fan Appreciation Night

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Aug. 13) – Saturday night’s racing action at West Liberty Raceway fea­tured Fan Appreciation Night along with Kids’ Back To School Night. The huge crowd was treated to a great night of racing and the kids received Back To School Supplies and also had a $1,355 nickel scramble.Despite nearly seven inches of rain the last couple of days in the West Liberty area, the crew was able to provide the drivers with a great track and the drivers responded with providing an exciting night of wheel to wheel racing in all classes.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds were the headline division with 24 cars in attend­ance. Jerry Luloff scored his second win of 2016 in topping a very strong field. Luloff advanced from his third row start and took the lead on lap eight en route to the win. Kurt Kile advanced from a sixth row start to finish second at the finish line ahead of Chris Zogg.The 25 lap iWireless IMCA Late Model feature belonged to Rob Moss. He shot out front at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row start and went on to record the win. Chad Hol­laday was second and 45-year racing veteran Ron Boyse rounded out the top three.Dalton Simonsen came from deep in the pack to score another Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA North­ern SportMod feature win. Cory VanZante took second at the stripe ahead of Dave Wada.David Brandies took another comfortable win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Brandies broke out of the pack early and went on to score an easy win over Johnny Spaw and Todd Reitzler.The US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact win went to Steve Struck. The 10-lap feature saw Struck come from a fourth row start and shoot into the lead on lap 3 en route to the win.last_img read more

Are we there yet? How to evaluate your comms efforts

first_imgThere’s a great Communications Network study available now that answers the elusive question, “how can we tell if our efforts are working?!”Highly recommended reading.Why bother? The study explains why you’d better evaluate your messaging efforts:*Evaluation improves the effectiveness of your communications*Evaluation can help you effectively engage with your audience*Situations change – strategies and tactics may need to change as well*Evaluation helps you allocate resources wiselyThat last reason is especially timely right now.It takes you through simple steps to evaluate how you’re doing:Step 1: Determine What You Will EvaluateStep 2: Define Your GoalStep 3: State Your ObjectiveStep 4: Identify Your AudienceStep 5: Establish Your BaselineStep 6: Pose Your Evaluation QuestionsStep 7: Draft Your MeasurementsStep 8: Select Your Evaluation TechniquesStep 9: Estimate Your BudgetThanks to the Communications Network for making this available right now. We all need to focus on what works when resources are tight.last_img read more