Tags: Video Gaming IMG Arena seals streaming and data deal with WTT IMG Arena, sports betting data arm of sports media giant IMG, has signed a long-term live betting streaming and data partnership with World Table Tennis (WTT). Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 9th July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gaming IMG Arena, sports betting data arm of sports media giant IMG, has signed a long-term live betting streaming and data partnership with World Table Tennis (WTT).The deal will see sports betting operators gain access to content across all table tennis events organise by the WTT, including the sport’s most prestigious competition, the World Table Tennis Championships.In January 2021, WTT will launch its new WTT Series, a new competition designed to change the sport and increase fan engagement. IMG Arena’s partnership includes access to data on all tiers of the new event structure: Grand Smashes, WTT Cup Finals, WTT Champions Series and WTT Contenders Series.“This exciting new partnership with WTT is a longstanding agreement that truly incentivises both partners to build a world-class suite of products,” said Freddie Longe, executive vice president and managing director of IMG Arena. “Table tennis is at an exciting juncture in its history, and the plans to redefine the sport through WTT will provide sportsbooks with high quality and engaging year-round content.“Operator feedback tells us table tennis is a property that has significant untapped potential and one which the industry feels will benefit from an improved sports betting solution. Our move into the sport will allow us to significantly enhance the betting interface and boost engagement amongst existing and new fans.”Steve Dainton, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) chief executive WTT director, added: “Partnering with IMG Arena to distribute our sports betting live streaming and betting data rights is an important strategic development for WTT.“IMG Arena has a strong track record of working with federations and international sports organisations to both protect and grow sports via their innovative products and solutions.”It comes after IMG announced yesterday (8 July) that it was to serve as exclusive global licensing representative for Rocket League, the popular esports franchise developed video game publisher Psyonix.The multi-year partnership coincides with Rocket League’s fifth anniversary, and will see IMG bring branded consumer products to market through different partnerships and collaborations.“During a time of remarkable esports industry growth, Rocket League is one of the most popular games in the world,” senior vice president of licensing at IMG Matthew Primack commented.“Rocket League’s combination of cars, adrenaline-fueled gameplay, competition, music and customisation gives us the perfect scope to build a creative and fun licensing programme that fans will love. We are looking forward to tapping into new territories and expanding the game’s global footprint through consumer products and collaborations.”The first product categories to be targeted as part of the licensing deal are apparel, toys, collectibles and accessories.
Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Saint Augustine’s University President Everett Ward speaks Dec. 11 at a news conference to announce the university has received a 10-year accreditation. Photo: Saint Augustine’s, via YouTube[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s longtime support for historically black colleges and universities was credited this week in a major success story in Raleigh, North Carolina. Saint Augustine’s University, a school the church helped establish more than 150 years ago, announced that its accrediting agency had taken the institution off probation, indicating that it finally had turned the corner on its financial struggles and enrollment decline.Saint Augustine’s President Everett Ward sounded euphoric at a press conference Dec. 11 to present the good news.“By God’s grace, I am here today and can report to you that we have saved Saint Augustine’s University,” Ward said, according to the News & Observer. In a subsequent press release, Ward touted a “turnaround strategy” that drew support from alumni, faculty students and community partners.“I would like to especially highlight and thank the Episcopal Church for its unwavering support,” Ward said in the press release. “From Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s letters and encouragement, to the church’s HBCU committee and their consultants’ foundational, administrative, and advisory support, and to all who offered gifts of prayer as well as financial contributions.”The Episcopal Church at one point supported 11 HBCUs in Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. By 1976, only three remained, and in 2013, one of those three, Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, also folded.The two survivors are Saint Augustine’s and the much smaller Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. The Episcopal Church has invested millions of dollars in the two schools in recent years while also providing administrative guidance and fundraising support. Voorhees’ accreditation was not in doubt, but in 2016, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ accrediting board placed Saint Augustine’s on probation because of concerns about its financial security.When the board met last weekend, the stakes were high for Saint Augustine’s. Losing accreditation could have dealt a devastating and potentially fatal blow to the school. Instead, the board decided to renew Saint Augustine’s accreditation for 10 years.“It’s really a wonderful time, not only for Saint Aug’s, but the church can be very proud that one of its institutions will continue to provide quality education for students and support for their families and continue to exist for the years to come,” the Rev. Martini Shaw told Episcopal News Service by phone after the announcement.To donate in support of Saint Augustine’s University visit www.episcopalchurch.org/givesau, text GIVESAU to 41444 or mail your contribution to The Appeal for Saint Augustine’s University, c/o The Episcopal Church Office of Development, 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (note Saint Augustine’s University in the check memo).Shaw, who is rector at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, serves as chair of the HBCU committee of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council. The council established the HBCU committee in 2017 to continue work begun by an HBCU task force that formed in 2015.The church’s recent work with HBCUs coincides with an emphasis on racial reconciliation under Curry’s leadership, though Episcopal ties to these academic institutions dates back further to the post-Civil War period. Colleges and universities like Saint Augustine’s and Voorhees were founded to provide educational opportunities to black men and women who were excluded from white institutions of higher learning because of segregation.Saint Augustine’s was established in 1867 by the Episcopal Church and opened its doors the following January. The school that later would become Voorhees College was founded in 1897, and the Episcopal Church has supported it since 1924.About 100 such schools are still open today across the United States, accepting students of all races, and some of the financial and enrollment challenges faced by Saint Augustine’s and Voorhees are common among other historically black colleges and universities.The demographics of those colleges’ student bodies are changing as well. Pew Research Center reported last year that less than 9 percent of black students attended a historically black college in 2015, down from 17 percent in 1980. Over the same period, historically black colleges and universities have become more racially diverse, with the number of students who aren’t black rising from 13 to 17 percent.Overall enrollment at HBCUs also has been in decline since hitting a peak in 2010, when 327,000 students attended one of the colleges, according to the federal government’s National Center for Education Statistics.The agency’s Digest of Education Statistics shows that Voorhees increased its fall enrollment that year, to 752 students, but Saint Augustine’s was already beginning its downward trend, falling from the 1,529 students it had enrolled in 2009 to 1,508 students.The decline at Saint Augustine’s gained speed in the first half of this decade, with enrollment dropping to just 810 students by fall 2015. Ward was named president that year, after taking the reins as interim president a year earlier.In 2016, Saint Augustine’s logged its first enrollment increase in seven years, welcoming 944 students that fall. The number grew to 974 in 2017 but dropped sharply to 767 this fall, which the university blames on a negative article on HBCUDigest.com suggesting the university was near closure. By easing the uncertainty around its accreditation, Ward and other university officials see further opportunities to expand enrollment and academic programs.Everett Ward became the 11th president of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, in April 2015. Photo: Saint Augustine’s University“The relevancy of any intellectual community has got to be that you grow and advance with the changing society, because we’re producing the leaders of society here at Saint Augustine’s and subsequently you have to embrace diversity,” Ward, a graduate of Saint Augustine’s, told ENS in 2017 for a Q&A during the university’s 150th anniversary year.The Episcopal Church’s financial support has helped stabilize the two schools and, in Saint Augustine’s case, bring it back from the brink of losing accreditation. General Convention has approved about $2 million to support HBCUs with Episcopal ties for the past several triennia. After Saint Paul’s closed in 2013, the money was split between the remaining two colleges.The 2016-2018 budget included $1.1 million for each college, and the same amount has been approved in the 2019-2021 budget. Separately, the church’s Development Office has worked to increase awareness of the schools within the church and to help with fundraising.Saint Augustine’s also points to improved internal controls and an increase in alumni giving in allowing the institution to end its 2018 financial year with a surplus. As they build on these successes, university officials will continue to have the support of the Episcopal Church.“We as the church are going to continue to work very closely with them to assure that they succeed,” Shaw said. “We don’t want to lose another one of our Episcopal schools.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Water Quantity and Quality Matter in Indiana Facebook Twitter SHARE Water mattersMany Hoosiers take water for granted, and at the most recent AgrIInstitute Thought Leaders program panelists representing various water utilities acknowledged that Indiana should have sufficient water resources for the future. But those experts and the moderator of the event, Justin Schneider from Indiana Farm Bureau, caution that the state and farmers and consumers need to take care of the water we do have.“I think it’s just really important that everybody, farmers, homeowners, whoever, really think about the impacts of what they do,” he told HAT. “Whether it’s flipping on the faucet or it’s applying the nutrients to their field, anything that could have an impact on the environment, on the long term viability of our water resources, we need to be cognizant of it. We don’t make more water. We use and recycle what’s there, and so we need to just be sure that we have as minimal impact as we can possibly manage.”Schneider is Senior Policy Advisor at INFB. One of his focuses is working with partners, including the Indiana General Assembly, to find ways to be proactive in safeguarding and improving the state’s water quantity and quality. Schneider said although the resource is plentiful, people should understand the need to manage it.“We need to make sure that we’re managing it well, that we’re protecting what have, that we have good quality water, that we’re thinking long term about how we insure that we’re not depleting resources and how we make sure that systems are in place that if we need to take action in the future we can.”He said many Farm Bureau members are paying attention to improving practices, including how irrigation is used.“We see people using equipment that’s better at conserving water,” Schneider said. “You see farmers using soil moisture sensors so they have better information about when they need to turn a system on and irrigate their crops.”And he added Farm Bureau is “working with a lot of farmers to try to put together well monitoring networks around the state to monitor aquifers and see if there’s an issue. Are we lowering levels year over year? Historically we haven’t had that problem but we want to make sure it’s not an issue.”Water quality issues and efforts are advancing in the state with the help of various partners.“We’ve been working extensively with the other ag groups and conservation groups and agencies on our nutrient management soil health strategy for Indiana. We’ve now started to canvas around the state to really help farmers understand the need to keep nutrients and sediment in the field and the impacts they have on water quality.”Schneider said state legislators have been very receptive to a thoughtful, reasoned approach to water management in Indiana.Panelists during the Water Matters discussion were Thomas Bruns, President of Aqua Indiana, Jeff Willman, VP Water Operations at Citizens Energy Group, and Matthew Prine, Government Affairs Director at Indiana American Water. Water Quantity and Quality Matter in Indiana By Andy Eubank – Apr 14, 2016 Previous articleCrop Protection innovation Costs $286 million per ProductNext articleSenate Committee Seeks Input Regarding EPA Regulatory Actions Andy Eubank SHARE
Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Pictured from left to right are: Janet Bray, Canon Liz Beasley and Meriel Clarke. Pic: Sean Curtin.ADARE’S biggest festival weekend takes place this coming Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, as the village celebrates 700 years of history at St Nicholas Church of Ireland at the Festival of Faith & Flowers.The event is held against a backdrop of music and poetry courtesy of the annual Féile na Máigue Festival.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Festival of Faith & Flowers celebrates the life of a building that has been an integral part of Adare village for the past seven centuries as its story is told through 21 floral displays carefully created by volunteer arrangers from across the county.Music recitals, guided tours of the historic Cloisters and flower arranging demonstrations will also take place at the church and a Songs of Praise closing service will be held at 5pm on Sunday.The Festival of Faith & Flowers will be open from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday and 11am and 5pm on Sunday. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Twitter Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleThe birth of Young WonderNext articleLimerick to Cork road is barrier to growth John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAdareFestival of flowerslimerick WhatsApp Print Linkedin NewsCelebrating history with faith and flowersBy John Keogh – May 20, 2015 821 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook
Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The charges against a Derry man accused of murdering Paul McCauley who died in June this year after being the victim of a sectarian attack should be dropped, a solicitor told the local Magistrate’s Court today.Piper John McClements, of The Fountain, is charged with the murder of Mr McCauley on June 6.Today, defence solicitor Seamus Quigley lodged an application for the proceedings against the 25-year-old defendant to be ‘nullified’.The case was adjourned to allow the Public Prosecution Service to respond to this application.Mr McCauley was attacked and beaten at a barbecue in the Chapel Road area of the Waterside in 2006.He remained in a vegetative state for nine years before his death in June this year.McClements was previously convicted of causing grievous bodily harm to Mr McCauley and served a prison sentence for this.A previous court hearing was told this was the first case of its kind in Northern Ireland where a person has been convicted of assault and then charged with murder after the victims death.McClements was released on continuing bail to appear in court again on October 26. Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous article30 Donegal sporting organisations share 1 million euro in grantsNext articleAnother Dutch win for Chloe Magee News Highland Google+ Man accused of Paul McCauley murder calls for charges to be dropped By News Highland – October 8, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
ITHACA, N.Y. — Tucked into the South Hill Business Campus is a new workshop that will offer a creative and educational space for local residents to test out or hone their skills in metalsmithing. Founded and led by Elaan Greenfield, of Ithaca, the recently launched Metal Smithery will offer regular classes and work space.Greenfield, of Elaan Greenfield Designs, primarily crafts jewelry, but will be teaching a range of metal working skills at her workshop.She said she has always been approached by people to teach her craft because there are not many places in the region to learn. Local universities don’t have metals departments and the nearest programs are in Rochester or Syracuse. The gap in local places to learn metal smithing provided an opportunity for her to share a craft she loves and teach — something she is also passionate about.“I really like working with teens and kids especially, and just giving them this tool to empower themselves because people find that it’s really fun and empowering to even just stamp out a word on a bracelet and then have a bracelet that says something that means something to you that you made,” Greenfield said.Elaan Greenfield stands in her workshop with her dog, Frankie. (Photo by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)Metalsmithing, or smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations. Though smithing may draw up images of blacksmiths laboring between large forges and anvils, clanking away in a smoky shop, that is not the scene in Greenfield’s space.Her bright, open workshop contains all shapes and sizes of tools neatly organized, bright yellow and lime green lamps, a corner that looks like a science lab. Strands of lights are strung across the room and along pipework, and there’s even a workshop pup, Frankie.Behind the workshop is Greenfield’s studio, where she continues to make jewelry. She primarily makes metal jewelry, naturally, but has also been exploring other materials for jewelry, she said.“I really, really love the process, which is one of the reasons why I really like teaching and really like giving the opportunity for people to learn because I think it’s an art form that you can learn and then you can really go with what you want to do. There’s just endless opportunities,” she said. From left, Hannah Sumner, an apprentice, works with Elaan Greenfield, holding her dog, Frankie. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)Greenfield got into metalsmithing about 12 years ago and is largely self taught. After she had her son, she said she wanted a piece of jewelry that symbolized parenthood and couldn’t find anything she liked, so she learned to make something herself by taking a class at a community college in Massachusetts. While taking the class, she realized it was the art form she wanted to do.During a recent workshop, Greenfield taught people how to make their own stack of rings. Greenfield said she starts with metal wire, then gives demonstrations on how to create different textures with hammers, which can be found in all shapes and sizes attached to a pegboard in the workshop. After that, they size the ring and shape it around a ring mandrel, file down the edges and solder it to close it. After soldering, they put the ring in “the pickle,” an acid bath.A range of workshops for all ages and skill levels is offered at The Metal Smithery. There will be more in-depth courses for people who want to become more serious about the craft, or a membership option for people who are metalsmiths and need space to work. For people who don’t want to seriously pursue the craft, but maybe want a taste of metalsmithing, there are one-time events weekly.For example, she offered a two-hour course Wednesday on making a trio of bangles. For $80, participants made three bangles out of sterling silver, gold fill or rose gold fill. In the near future, she will also offer a class on making jewelry with forks and spoons and a wire name necklace.Events won’t be limited to just jewelry. She is also planning to offer courses on making small bowls and even mini swords, with more events to come.From 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, there is stamp what you want, pay what you can event. The pay-what-you-can events will be offered the first Sunday of every month. Later on Sunday, Greenfield is also offering a foundations class from 1 to 5 p.m. on soldering and sawing.“My goal with this is to really give the opportunity for empowerment through metalworking,” she said. Learn more about the Metal Smithery and upcoming workshops at www.metalsmithery.com. You can also find out more about Greenfield’s work at www.elaangreenfield.com. The Metal Smithery is located in the South Hill Business Campus, 950 Danby Rd. Suite 30, Ithaca. Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: Arts and Culture, elaan greenfield designs, ithaca, south hill business campus, the metal smithery, workshop Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor
Many staff members encouraged those present not to speak to the media about the furore. Professor Rogan told students: “We can’t tell you what you should say. But I encourage everyone to use their moral judgement about how they voice their concerns – not to victimise the women who’ve made the allegations or the men who’ve been accused ofthings they’ve not yet had the chance to defend themselves against.”One postgrad said: “There should have been a more open and frank discussion with female students about how to make them feel safer,” she said. “Women won’t come forward here and say how they feel.”A number of students expressed concern about Ramadan continuing to teach and be present in the faculty. One claimed that immediately following the first allegation, Ramadan was seen “walking and laughing in the hall as if nothing had happened.”Head of humanities Karen O’Brien told students that Ramadan is still a supervisor, but his doctoral supervisees could have individual discussions about how they would like their supervisions to proceed.She stressed that their priority was that the students’ education could continue uninterrupted, adding:“The situation will be kept under review. We can’t prejudge outcomes.”A Middle East student told Cherwell: “Frankly, I’m shocked by how badly the University has dealt with this incident. While Professor Ramadan must be assumed innocent until proven guilty, this does not excuse the absolute lack of communication between the Middle East Centre and affected students.“This story broke two weeks ago. At very least, we should have received an email [from the faculty].“Also disappointing is how Professor Ramadan was allowed to teach MPhil students as usual last week, despite these serious allegations having been made.”In a statement to Cherwell, Eugene Rogan said: “Tuesday’s meeting was focused on addressing student welfare issues emerging from the allegations against professorRamadan, to ensure the Faculty responded to student concerns as we move forward.”He added: “The Faculty has been in contact with all of Professor Ramadan’s supervisees to arrange meetings to discuss their concerns and wishes.“The University acts to ensure that its welfare services and support systems are readily accessible; its harassment and sexual assault reporting systems are confidential, totally supportive and clearly understood. We have arrangements in place for confidential discussion of individual anxieties and for any questions related to immediate personal safety, and graduate student supervisory arrangements will always be responsive to the concerns of the student.” Students at the Oxford Middle East Centre have reacted in anger to the University’s response to the mounting accusations of rape against Islamic professor Tariq Ramadan,accusing senior figures of acting “as if nothing had happened”.Ramadan is currently being investigated by French authorities over two allegations of rape, sexual assault, violence and harassment. Ramadan has described the allegations as a “campaign of lies” and said he is suing the alleged victims for “slander”.Since the first allegation of rape surfaced two weeks ago, the professor has reportedly taught a seminar in Oxford and been seen “laughing” with faculty members.In response to requests from students, senior figures in the faculty held a meeting on Tuesday “to address implications for student welfare arising from the allegations”.The faculty told students they intend Ramadan to continue to both tutor and supervise on his return to Oxford from Qatar – although students may ask for another faculty member to be in the room if they wish.At the meeting, held at St Antony’s College, several students expressed anger at the “lack of communication” from the University, claiming they had heard of the allegations by “word of mouth” without any acknowledgement from the department.Director of the Middle East Centre Eugene Rogan repeatedly apologised to students for taking ten days to respond to the allegations, blaming the delay on the fact that the controversy was happening in another country with a different legal system.Rogan reminded students: “It’s not just about sexual violence. For some students it’s just another way for Europeans to gang up against a prominent Muslim intellectual. We must protect Muslim students who believe and trust in him, and protect that trust.”
Rejecting Challenge Of Search, COA Affirms Cocaine ConvictionOlivia Covington for www.theinndianalawyer.comDeciding that the “community caretaker role” exception to the Fourth Amendment can be extended beyond questions regarding seizures of a vehicle, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a man’s cocaine conviction Monday after finding that evidence of the cocaine was not admitted in violation of his constitutional rights.In August 2015, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Aaron Helton observed a man lying face-down and unresponsive on a sidewalk. When medics arrived at the scene, William McNeal approached Helton, who noticed that the man was sweating, had red eyes and slurred speech and had a rapid heartbeat that looked like his heart “was beating out of his chest.” When the man began to wake up, McNeal repeatedly told him “We got to go,” then began speaking gibberish.McNeal continued to try to leave the scene but kept falling down, so Helton handcuffed him to keep him seated at the scene. The medics determined that both the unconscious man and McNeal needed to go to the hospital, but before McNeal was transported Helton ran a check on his identification and found that McNeal had an outstanding arrest warrant. A subsequent search incident to arrest also found three baggies of cocaine in his pants pocket.The state charged McNeal with Level 5 felony possession of cocaine, but McNeal filed a motion to suppress, arguing that his detention by police was unconstitutional, so all evidence subsequently obtained was inadmissible. The Marion Superior Court denied the motion and McNeal was convicted after a bench trial.McNeal appealed in William McNeal v. State of Indiana, 49A05-1604-CR-838, arguing that the trial court had abused its discretion by admitting the cocaine as evidence. Specifically, he argued that the evidence was obtained in violation of his constitutional protections in the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution, both of which protected against unlawful searches and seizures.But a panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals disagreed with both constitutional challenges Monday and affirmed McNeal’s cocaine conviction.Judge Terry Crone, writing for the panel, said Helton’s detention of McNeal was reasonable under police officers’ community caretaking function.Crone wrote that the panel, using a three-part community caretaking analysis, found that Helton had detained McNeal out of concern for his safety and health and, further, handcuffed him because it was the most feasible, effective and least intrusive way for Helton to secure McNeal’s safety.“We emphasize that although prior Indiana courts have either not had occasion or not been inclined to extend the community caretaking exception beyond inventory searches of impounded vehicles, and most recently have extended the community caretaking function only to cases in which a vehicle is involved in some way… it would be illogical to think that a police officer cannot aid a citizen in distress, abate hazards, or perform the ‘infinite variety of other tasks calculated to enhance and maintain the safety of communities’ simply because a vehicle is not involved,” Crone wrote.Additionally, because McNeal had voluntarily interrupted Helton and because he was speaking in gibberish and continually falling, the panel found that a reasonable person could conclude that McNeal had or was going to commit the crime of public intoxication.Finally, Crone wrote that under the totality of the circumstances, Helton’s detention of McNeal was reasonable and, thus, was not in violation of his rights under Article I Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Writer Adam Gopnik will read from his 1980s memoir at Hoboken’s Little City Books on Oct. 4. HOBOKEN – New Yorker writer, best-selling author and master storyteller Adam Gopnik will spin yarns from his new memoir about New York City in the 1980s – romance, insight, art, and cockroaches – on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.When Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious.But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life’s consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. “At the Strangers’ Gate” builds a portrait of this particular moment in New York through the story of this couple’s journey from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family.Gopnik transports the reader to his tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. He details his professional meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Conde Nast and the galleries of MoMA. Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now.Seating is limited, and to reserve a place you must purchase a copy of the book online(http://www.littlecitybooks.com/event/author-adam-gopnik-strangers-gate-arrivals-new-york) or in the store. ×Writer Adam Gopnik will read from his 1980s memoir at Hoboken’s Little City Books on Oct. 4.