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Washington Football Team makes NFL history with first full-time Black woman coach

first_imgJanuary 27, 2021 /Sports News – National Washington Football Team makes NFL history with first full-time Black woman coach FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Washington Football Team made NFL history Tuesday when they added Jennifer King to their roster as assistant running backs coach.King, who has been a trailblazer on and off the gridiron, is the first Black woman to coach full time in the league. She follows the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive line coach Lori Locust as the second female coach to hold a full-time coaching position.King joined ABC News’ Good Morning America on Wednesday and described the moment she got the big news from head coach Ron Rivera, and how she had prepared herself for success leading up to that moment.“Coach called me in and we had a conversation to let me know what was going to happen, so I was really excited about it but, you know, in the middle of a game week things are kind of hectic so I went back to my office and went right back to work,” she said.For someone that may not have direct representation or a role model in their career path, King said her advice is to keep pushing forward despite hardships and struggles.“Having that personal mantra of really trying to be so good that you can’t be denied. And just keep going — if it’s something you really want you have to find a way to get it done and not take no for an answer,” she said.As for King’s own football career accolades, she’s a seven-time All-American quarterback and wide receiver for the Carolina Phoenix in the Women’s Football Alliance. In 2018, she made her NFL debut as a coaching intern for the Carolina Panthers.Folllowing her time in North Carolina, King was named a coaching intern for Washington at the start of the 2020 NFL season where she broke ground as the first Black woman coaching on an NFL sideline.But when it comes to what’s next, King said her aspirations are more immediate team goals.“Coach always tells us to be where our feet are and that’s kind of where I am right now, just focusing on how we can be better next season,” she said.King’s historic promotion could also mark a sign of progress in a league where Black coaching candidates have been overlooked for jobs, with just two men — Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin and Miami Dolphins’ Brian Flores — to hold head coaching positions.“I’m not sure with the current hiring practices of head coaches, but I really hope that some of these guys who are more than qualified get their opportunities,” she said of her hope for diversity around the league.This comes on the heels of another historic move by the franchise in August when Jason Wright was named the league’s first Black team president.“I’ve been super fortunate to work with a great group of guys and I think it comes from the top,” King said. “That culture they built is fantastic and the guys I’ve worked with are awesome.”For head coach Ron Rivera, King’s experience and dedication made this promotion an easy choice and he said “the sky is truly the limit for her.”“Coach King is well deserving of the promotion to assistant running backs coach. She came to Washington eager for the opportunity to work as a full-year coaching intern and learn from our staff,” he said in a press release. “She got the chance to experience not only the in-season work that goes into being a full-time coach in this league but also the countless hours that are spent preparing in the offseason as well. She demonstrated all of the qualities that are needed to work full-time on my staff. She is a hard worker, a great communicator and a quality person. Coach King is always eager to learn and has shown tremendous growth since starting here last season. I know she will continue to be an asset to Coach Turner, Coach Jordan and the running back group, and she earned this opportunity with her hard work.”King said “one of the first things I realized when I got to the NFL was just how high the standard was and I started carrying that over into my life and things kinda took off from there.”“It’s so important to have something that you stand for and that you live by, what you’re willing to accept and what you’re willing to not accept,” she said.Next up, King will enjoy some time off, but said she’s excited to “hit the offseason and make us better” since they had “a little taste of the playoffs, you want to get back and advance.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more


Northern Ireland is first country to re-open after England, but will Wales and Scotland follow?

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Northern Ireland is first country to re-open after England, but will Wales and Scotland follow? previous nextCOVID-19 newsNorthern Ireland is first country to re-open after England, but will Wales and Scotland follow?ARLA Propertymark has been notified and is hoping that Scotland and Wales follow suit next week, when their First Ministers are scheduled to make COVID announcements.Nigel Lewis11th June 202003,588 Views The Northern Ireland housing market is to be re-opened on Monday, it has been revealed.When Coronavirus struck, its government introduced very similar Coronavirus lockdown rules for its estate agents to England, stipulating that house moves could only take place unless “absolutely necessary”.“The real estate industry has the highest multiplier effect in the economy and I’m therefore pleased to announce that our Coronavirus Regulations will be amended to permit house moves for the sale of homes from Monday 15 June,” Arlene Foster has just announced.“This will incorporate the full end-to-end process from viewing to securing a mortgage and the house move itself. Guidance has been provided on all aspects of the house moving process and the Department for Communities plan to engage further with stakeholders.”Karly Greene, head researcher at the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, says: “We would very much hope that a measured easing of the current restrictions will allow Northern Ireland’s economy – including the housing market – to re-open and recover in a safe and sustainable way.“But it will likely be some time before we have a true sense of what recent events mean for house prices and the residential property market.”Northern Ireland will be the first of the remaining UK nations in lockdown to allow house moves again after England’s re-start four weeks ago.Wales is likely to be the next to re-open when its First Minister Mark Drakeford makes his next Covid announcement on June 18th and then, many are hoping, Scotland will follow suit on the same day when its First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is also set to make her next Covid speech. Propertymark says it is lobbying both government to follow Northern Ireland’s example.arlene foster Karly Greene Northern Ireland Housing Executive northern ireland June 11, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


Students pledge future earnings to charity

first_img22 year old Harris Manchester student Tom Rowlands was inspired to make the promise after hearing Dr Toby Ord, a Postdoctoral research Fellow and member of the Department of Philosophy, speak about his own generous donations. Ord is the founder of Giving What We Can, an international society which encourages people to give a proportion of their income to charity. Its special focus is alleviating global poverty. Rowlands commented, “The fact that Toby Ord was really ‘normal’ was what I found most compelling about the talk – despite giving away so much of his own money, it didn’t seem like he’d sacrificed much of what he enjoys.” Winston Featherly-Bean, JCR President of Harris Manchester commended his actions, telling Cherwell, described the college as “very socially aware.” Adding, “We’re fortunate to have a college filled with genuinely interesting people who, like Tom, will throw themselves fully into their causes and pursuits.” Ord himself, a specialist in the field of Ethics, donates all of his income above £20,000 a year, and works to encourage many others to make similar pledges. He said that it was reading one of contemporary philosopher Peter Singer’s papers that first inspired him: “I discovered that with a careful choice of charity, I could do an immense amount of good just by giving a part of my future salary.”Rowlands agreed, stating, “I realised that the top 10% of my income can do a lot more good in cost-effective charities than it can in my pocket or in the luxuries we typically buy.” He further noted “It’s made me a lot less stressed about essays! Seriously, it’s quite liberating to know you can do a lot of good whilst still pursuing the things you really want to do as a student – I still enjoy a night out at Camera and having dinner in college with friends.”Another Oxford student, Niel Bowerman, studying for a DPhil in Atmospheric Physics at Linacre has made the same pledge, and noted, “I had never realised that some charities give you literally 1000 times more bang-for-your-buck than other charities. You could give to a UK charity helping people with a rare form of AIDS and spend around £10,000 giving someone an extra year of life. Or you could donate to a developing world charity working on prevention in the worst-affected areas and spend about £10 to give someone an extra year of life. When I realised that I can give someone an extra year of life for the price of a pint or two, the real question is not ‘why bother’ but ‘why not!’Simon Driscoll, also studying for a DPhil at Linacre, told Cherwell: “I give a 10% pledge of my income (which is my DPhil funding) to charity. I’ve recently joined Giving What We Can (GWWC), and am now a member on their research team looking into the cost-effectiveness of injections for diseases mainly in the developing world. I basically wanted to make a difference and decided I could easily live very well whilst taking the pledge.”Undergraduates are also demonstrating altruism,  with one anonymous second year physiologist pledging to donate 5% of his income and then anything over £70,000 per annum, with a view to increase his donation when in full time employment.Ord seemed happy with the progress the charity was making: “People are often very responsive to hearing some trustworthy numbers on just how much good we can do. There are often one or two people in the audience who decide that they’d like to join us. They have no problem turning this into reality, and starting giving.”Nevertheless, some students had reservations. One second year thought the pledges hasty: “[They] don’t seem to be planning for the future. What about if [they] want to have kids? Those are definitely expensive. The point is people might need a lump sum of money at some point. Perhaps there are wiser ways of donating.”Rowlands did not seem worried about fulfilling his pledge commenting, “I really don’t think that giving up the things I’d spend the top 10% of my income on – a fancy watch or a meal at The Randolph – will be too difficult to follow through!” Oxford students have signed up to pledge 10% of their future income to charity after a talk by Dr Toby Ord of the Giving What We Can charity. PPEist Tom Rowlands, Atmospheric Physicist student Niel Bowerman, and DPhil student Simon Driscoll have all committed to an estimated £200,000 of donations over their working life.last_img read more


House Committee Unanimously Votes to Increase Cigarette Tax, Smoking Age

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare JANUARY 29TH, 2018  TYRONE MORRIS INDIANA An Indiana house bill looking to increase the cigarette tax and the smoking age moves out of committee. The House Public Health Committee approved the bill nine to zero.House Bill 1380 increases the cigarette tax from 99 cents per pack to $2.99 per pack. $1 in revenue from each pack would go toward tobacco use prevention and education.That same bill also increases the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21.Tyrone MorrisWeb ProducerMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebooklast_img read more


Register Now For O.C. Baseball Little League

first_imgThe 2021 Baseball Season is ready to begin! All players ages 5-12 can register at look forward to a fun filled and exciting season!Any questions or need help registering, please email or text Ken Wisnefski at [email protected] or 609-802-3415. Time to register for Little League baseball. (Photo courtesy of


Colombian Military Meets Rights Criteria, To Get Full Aid: US

first_imgBy Dialogo September 11, 2009 The United States said it will deliver full military aid to Colombia’s armed forces this year now that they have met human rights criteria despite lingering concerns. “There is no question that improvement must be made in certain areas,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said in a statement. “However, the Colombian government has made significant efforts to increase the security of its people and to promote respect for human rights by its armed forces and has thereby met the certification criteria,” Kelly added. The statement said the certification made to Congress on Tuesday “permits the full balance of FY (fiscal year) 2009 funds designated for assistance to the Colombian Armed Forces to be obligated.” The trend over the last year has been positive, it said. Not only have years of reform and training boosted respect for human rights by armed forces personnel, but the prosecutor general s office has forged ahead with investigating and prosecuting human rights cases in recent years, it said. It cited the arrest of several generals on human rights charges and the decision to charge five army members with collusion with paramilitary forces and the homicide of 20 civilians. “While these advances are positive, Colombia continues to face several disquieting challenges,” it said. It said that there is evidence the “far-reaching reforms” have failed to take full hold with revelations of extrajudicial killings.last_img read more


Baldwin Doctor Gets 8 Years for Deadly Prescriptions

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 71-year-old Baldwin doctor was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for prescribing the addictive painkiller oxycodone to patients with no medical reason, including one who fatally overdosed.William Conway had pleaded guilty at Central Islip federal court of conspiracy and distribution of oxycodone. Judge Leonard Wexler also sentenced Conway to three years of supervised release.“Instead of using his skills as a physician to ‘do no harm,’ Conway perpetuated pain and suffering, inundating our communities with a highly addictive narcotic and causing the death of a young man struggling with substance abuse,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said Conway performed cursory, incomplete examinations of patients while prescribing an average of 163 per month between 2009 and ’11, totaling more than 782,000 pills before he was arrested in June 2012.One of those patients, Giovanni Manzella, died of an overdose in April 23, 2011 after Conway issued him five oxycodone prescriptions, totaling more than 800 pills during a six-month period with little to no examination.last_img read more


Broken promises from my credit union with Geezeo’s Bryan Clagett (pt.1)

first_imgGeezeo Chief Marketing Officer Bryan Clagett recently wrote a “A Letter to Credit Union CEOs” that appeared on CUinsight’s Community section. In this extremely candid write up, Bryan shares how his credit union, along with his bank, failed him in being proactive to provide services he and his family need — losing huge business opportunities and a lot of faith. Bryan adds that both institutions didn’t contact him to see if they could help with financing purchases, opening certain accounts for savings, or anything else for that matter. A big let down. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Cappelli: The border with Slovenia will be opened first

first_imgCapelli also said that the important questions are which way they will travel, because we are not all at the same level of the problem, that is, we do not all have the same number infected with coronavirus. The border with Slovenia will be opened first We will agree everything with Slovenia in the next two weeks, Cappelli pointed out and emphasized that he would try to open the borders with Slovenia by the end of May and have a joint agreement, of course with the agreement of epidemiologists. Minister of Tourism Gary Capelli was a guest on HRT’s show last night “Theme of the dayHe emphasized that it was agreed that there would be mobility, ie it would be possible to travel from one country to another. “Italy will open its borders to its counties at the end of May, as they still do not have inter-county and regional connections. Until they do, it will be very difficult to get out of Italy, added Capelli and said that talks had been held bilaterally for ten days with the Czechs and colleagues from Hungary and Austria.center_img Capelli said no one would be barred from coming, but that the question was whether some countries would let their citizens out of their countries at all. “With two or three other countries, Croatia has made a step forward in the fight against coronavirus, and we are recognized by that. With great restrictions and everything we did, “tightening the belt” as they say, we have become recognizable and everyone wants to come to Croatia”, Cappelli pointed out and added that the travel protocol will be at the level of the European Union, but that, like other countries, it will work on bilateral relations, especially with the countries with which we are neighbors. The Minister said that it was included in the Cro card program and that we would use it to encourage Croatian tourists to stay in Croatia for the summer. “The future of Croatia is in health tourismCappelli concluded.last_img read more


Developers voice concerns over spending on housing

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