Breeding Season’s Patreon campaign turns sour

first_imgBreeding Season’s Patreon campaign turns sourWhen sex and farming sims go wrong Rachel WeberSenior EditorThursday 14th July 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe devs behind “Harvest Moon meets Hentai” title Breeding Season are at war, and the game’s Patreon campaign is one of the casualties. After raising over $42,000 from 10,796 backers the page is now private and the Patreon has been cancelled.”Breeding Season is over, we’re never even making it out of alpha and every promise we ever fucking made is invalidated by the fact I put too much trust in someone else to do the right thing,” wrote one of the developers, Hartista “HBomb” Pipebomb.The someone else he is referring to is art director Vladimir “S-Purple” Sandler, who he accuses of taking over $190,000 worth of patron money and abandoning the Breeding Season project to launch a competitive title, Cloud Meadow. “S had gone entirely behind our backs to spend an entire month’s worth of work (for which he collected over $9,000 of patron money, by the way) working on a new project that he planned to abandon Breeding Season entirely for. Not even once had he brought up to me the notion of him leaving the project or faced me directly with his desire for different leadership,” wrote Hartista “HBomb” Pipebomb.”Because the wording of his contract let him do it, he also walked away with half the entire studio’s savings, and then purely out of malice directed us to strip his assets from the game under threat of legal action. This leaves Breeding Season half stripped of assets. Effectively, this would scrap the entire project as it currently stands, forcing us to start over completely from square one. There is no way the project could actually survive the process, the game is just dead, that’s the end.”He also posted personal information like Sandler’s email address and directed Patreon backers to share their anger over the cancellation. The accused responded with a blog post of his own, refuting the claims and complaining about being doxxed.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “I just wanted to let you guys know I didn’t do this out of spite, nor greed, but through legitimate disagreements with HBomb’s method of management,” he said. “I also wanted to say that my new project: Cloud Meadow was not made to simply steal the profits of Breeding Season for myself, but to actually save what I could of the Breeding Season Project, and deliver on the spirit of the promises made by the project. The way the actual Breeding Season game development was going, it would never have actually been finished, even if myself and the other artists worked 24/7.”It’s hard to know where the truth lies in the accusations, but the biggest losers in the battle are the 10,796 Patreon backers. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 7 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 8 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Global business leaders urge governments to drive climate action

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Leaders of 50 major global businesses representing more than $1.5 trillion in total revenue have appealed in an open letter to world government leaders urging greater collaboration in driving climate action.The letter was published ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP24, which is underway in Katowice, Poland.Thirty of the companies that signed the open letter have succeeded in reducing emissions by 9% between 2015 and 2016, the equivalent of taking ten million cars off the road for one year.“If we have twelve years to avoid a ‘hothouse’ earth, we absolutely cannot pursue a business-as-usual approach,” said Dominic Waughray, head of the centre for global public goods, and member of the managing board for the World Economic Forum.Waughray added: “Business and government must forge new partnerships that are able to drive results much more quickly than our current international architecture allows.”The Alliance of Climate CEOs also provided input into the UNFCCC Talanoa Dialogue and companies will be looking for a clear signal from COP24 negotiations that governments are willing to strengthen their engagement with the private sector.When they meet in Davos in January 2019, a clear focus will be on setting goals for the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in September 2019 to further support the urgent action needed.Carbon pricing mechanismsAlliance leaders are calling for greater public-private cooperation to accelerate effective carbon pricing mechanisms and policies to incentivise low-carbon investment and drive demand for carbon-reduction solutions.They also highlight the business case for cutting emissions to generate wider support in the private sector. Read more: World Bank announces five-year action plan for climate change at COP24“Business has an increasingly vital role to play in accelerating the shift to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. This will require partnerships with other companies, governments at all levels and civil society. It also requires bold leadership and good governance, which will allow long-term creation of shareholder value alongside long-term value for our society,” said Feike Sijbesma, chief executive officer and chairman of the managing board, Royal DSM, and Chair of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders.“We, as business leaders, are committed to climate action and stand ready to facilitate fast-track solutions to help world leaders deliver on an enhanced and more ambitious action plan to tackle climate change and meet the goals set out at the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement,” Sijbesma added.Driving climate actionAmong measures taken by members of the Alliance to drive climate action within their businesses:BT: The UK-based telecom provider is aiming to buy 100% renewable energy by 2020, and to have reduced carbon intensity by 87% from 2017 levels by 2030. It is also aiming to help customers cut emissions by three times its own total carbon impact by 2030.ENGIE: Having cut coal-fired capacity by 60% since 2016 by closing or selling plants, the France-based energy group has adopted an internal carbon price and is now focusing on low CO2e energy sources like natural gas and renewables, which will represent over 90% of its earnings by 2018.ING Group: By 2025, the banking group will only finance existing utility clients that use coal for 5% or less of their energy mix. New clients will only be financed if they have near-zero reliance on coal. As of November 2017, 60% of all utility project financing went towards renewables.Ørsted: Changed its name in 2017 from Danish Oil and Natural Gas (DONG) Energy to signify its switch from oil and gas to renewable energy. The company has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity from energy production by 96% by 2023, using a 2006 base-year.Royal DSM: The Netherlands-based global business in health, nutrition and sustainable living was established in 1902 as a nationalised coal mining company. This year it has committed to an absolute GHG emissions reduction of 30% (2016-2030, Scope 1+2), among other by using 75% purchased renewable electricity by 2030. Royal DSM uses an internal carbon price of €50 per ton of CO2e.Signify: Formerly Philips Lighting, the company has committed to achieve net-zero carbon buildings by 2030 and to operate a 100% electric and hybrid lease fleet by 2030. Generation Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA center_img TAGSclimate actionCOP24Paris AgreementWorld Economic Forum Previous articleKopere Solar Power Project secures $18.17m senior loanNext articleMalawi: 60MW solar plant to end blackouts ESI Africa RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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New Jersey School Ethics Commission votes to censure Jersey City BOE…

first_img The New Jersey School Ethics Commission voted to censure Jersey City Board of Education Vice President Lorenzo Richardson last week, upping the ante on what a judge recommended as a penalty for improperly filing actions against school board colleagues.By John Heinis/Hudson County View“Although ALJ Kirk found persuasive that Respondent ‘was convinced’ his opinion onthe contract issue was correct, that he (Respondent) believed that action by the JCBOE wasrequired or there would be legal ramifications, and that Respondent’s actions were not ‘self-serving,’ the Commission finds other facts in the record more compelling and sufficient to justify a penalty of a censure,” the SEC explained regarding their November 19th vote.” … In other words, Respondent was specifically advised by counsel that he did not have the authority to file with the Commissioner; nonetheless, he did so. Of note, when Respondent filed his petition of appeal with Commissioner, he failed to copy both [Vidya] Gangadin and [Ramon] Rivera on his filing, thus suggesting that he did not want either to be aware of his filing.”As HCV first reported, an administrative law judge ruled in September for Richardson to be sanctioned for filing a petition against then-Board President Vidya Gangadin and former Board Counsel Ramon Rivera over the contract of Dr. Marcia Lyles – the superintendent of schools at the time.Lyles’ contract was automatically renewed at the end of 2015 due to a provision in her contract and Richardson led the charge in trying to have the board take a vote on the matter.This resulted in ex-Trustee Matthew Schapiro filing an ethics complaint against him in June 2016 and this could be the final chapter in the matter.The SEC further argues that if only a reprimand is issued under such circumstances, specifically when a legal proceeding is filed against the board, it would allow trustees to routinely undermine the board with litigation – instead of introducing resolutions or having public discussions.Richardson has the ability to file an exception within 13 days of the decision, and/or an appeal with 30 days of the decision.BOE President Sudhan Thomas, as he did when the AOL opinion was rendered, came to the aid of Richardson, painting the SEC vote as another example of Trenton hurting the Jersey City Public Schools.“It is evident from the onset that Vice President Richardson was targeted and set up by anti-public education forces, the same folks who bled the JCBOE dry In the last 29 years of state occupation,” he said.“The ethics commission is a holdover group appointed by the Republican, Christie who used the SEC as a weapon against hard working Board members like Richardson who fight for equity, equality and full funding in our public schools. The citizens of Jersey city will not be hoodwinked by these desperate actions.”The SEC is a nine-member board (though one is currently vacant) and each member is appointed by the governor.Robert Bender, the board chair, had his term expire last year, though Gov. Phil Murphy (D) has not appointed a replacement. Another member, Dan Kaplan, sees his term expire at the end of the year, while everyone else’s term is good through 2020.According to their website, a maximum of five commissioners are allowed to be from the same political party, two must be school board members, two must be school administrators and five must be individuals who are not school officials. EducationJersey City Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSjersey city board of educationlorenzo richardsonnew jersey school ethics commission SHARE Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ By John Heinis – November 25, 2019 4:00 pm 0 Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Community New Jersey School Ethics Commission votes to censure Jersey City BOE VP Richardson Bayonne Bayonne Previous article75% of survey respondents want to keep Hoboken E-scooter program, city survey saysNext articleWest New York pharmacy owner pleads guilty to healthcare fraud after getting caught on wire John Heinis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Man inspecting carnival ride falls to his death

first_imgWNCF/ABCNews.com (ALEXANDER CITY, Ala.) — A man in Alabama who was inspecting a carnival ride slipped and fell about 30 feet and died, police told ABC News.The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time as the man was working at the Kiwanis Club Fair in Alexander City.The operator of a ride called “Ring of Fire” asked the man if he could climb up to inspect a small wheel on the ride that didn’t look right, Tallapoosa County Coroner Mike Knox told ABC News.Knox said the employee who usually inspects the ride returned and told the man to climb down, and as he did he slipped and fell.He was taken to Russell Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Alexander City Police Chief Jay Turner told ABC News.The name of the man wasn’t yet released because his family hadn’t been notified.At the time of the incident, the ride wasn’t in service and the fair wasn’t open to the public. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor of Theatre and Technical Director

first_img Teach three courses per semester; some combination of Introduction to Theatre; Directing and Play Production; Theatre Workshop; Stagecraft I and II. Coordinate primary learning activities of theatre courses with department productions, as per course descriptions. Teach, coach, and mobilize students, including 2-3 work study students, in the construction of scenery and props, and execution of lights and sound, for department theatre class productions; maintain an engaged and collaboration-minded relationship with students, faculty, staff, and guest artists/teachers. Foster collaborative partnerships across campus and within the community. Required Qualifications MA or MFA in technical theatre. Experience supervising student workers. Experience with carpentry, electric and sound. Knowledge of theatre safety and health procedures. Preferred Qualifications Supervise and manage the shops, storage areas, and the technical equipment and materials; Coordinate, maintain, and update all safety protocols associated with shops, storage, and performance spaces. Advise and collaborate on planning of the theatre and music production/performance season, including scenic and technical materials. Participate in weekly production meetings in the approximately two months preceding productions the department’s theatre performances (approx. 2 small-stage and 1 main-stage productions per year). Coordinate build schedules and technical rehearsals, supervising the same. Oversee the planning, installation, and strikes of scenery, and technical equipment and materials. Assist in coordinating university and community events, and staffing of events in the Beier and small auditoriums, while consulting and working collaboratively with faculty, university staff, Conference and Events staff, and event sponsors (approx. 20 hours per month). Responsibilities for the Technical Director for the Beier (proscenium stage w/ 430 seat house) and small auditorium (proscenium stage w/120 seat house) with adjacent scene & costume shops, storage areas, green room) include, with the assistance of other drama faculty: Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor of Theatre and Technical DirectorDepartment: Fine ArtsPosition: Full-time temporary instructor, 10 month position, non-tenure track with full benefits packageSalary:  Negotiable within the range established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement ($36,000 to $44,000)Union Affiliation: MFPEPosting Date:  April 2021Start Date:  August 1, 2021DescriptionThe Fine Arts Department at The University of Montana Western Department of invites applications for a one-year faculty instructional appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the drama/drama education program, with additional duties as Technical Director.   The University of Montana Western values diversity, and applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate may be eligible to apply for renewal of the contract for 2022-23.As Adjunct Assistant Professor, the person’s primary responsibilities are academic. These responsibilities include: Three years of teaching experience at the university level. Ability to demonstrate inclusive teaching skills in engaging undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Experience managing productions and theatre facilities. ApplicationApplication materials should include a letter of interest responding to the position description, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three professional references, and official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file with page numbers. Candidates will need to successfully complete an interview, likely through Zoom, but hopefully on campus, where teaching evaluations may be requested. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.   Application materials should be sent to:Patti LakePersonnel OfficerThe University of Montana Western710 South Atlantic StreetDillon, MT [email protected] can be emailed to Dr. Judy Ulrich at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.The University & Dillon AreaThe University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 full-time faculty and 1,300 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. 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Quick thinking and teamwork saves life

first_imgThe benefits of technology allied to teamwork were brought into sharp relief at Frist Bristol when they were used to save a woman’s life.First’s Control Room Operator Greg Davey was called by the police to put out urgent information on a missing person who intended to take her life by jumping from the suspension bridge.The Ticketer messaging system and radio was used and within minutes driver Bill Johnstone reported that the person had just got off his bus and asked which bus would take her to the bridge.The information was passed to the police, while control room operator Ashley Robbins radioed route 8 buses to read their messages and call back immediately if the person boarded.Straightaway driver Gary Britton responding saying the person was on his bus. So as not to raise suspicion Mr Robbins radioed the bus to pull over as it might have an engineering defect, while Mr Davey got police to go to the bus. CCTV at First was able to track the bus and the police were then able to help the person.Says Mr Davey: “Had it not have been for the quick thinking and team work, the event could have had a very different outcome.”last_img read more

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180 further ADL Enviro400ER ordered by Ireland’s NTA

first_imgIreland’s National Transport Authority has ordered a further 180 zero-emission capable Alexander Dennis Enviro400ER double-deckers. The announcement was made when it unveiled the first of an initial batch of 100 of the type.Both orders for part of a five-year framework agreement that will see up to 600 of the ‘extended range’ model delivered. The Enviro400ER has BAE Systems’ Series-ER diesel-electric hybrid system. It comes with a 32kW/h lithium-ion battery that can be charged externally using a plug-in connectionThat gives an engine-off range of “at least 2.5km” says ADL, permitting emission-free operation in geofenced areas. The Enviro400ER can also run in the same mode when approaching and departing from stops, and when stationary.Of the initial 100 Enviro400ER double-deckers for the National Transport Authority, 74 will be operated by Dublin Bus. The remainder will be part of the Bus Éireann fleet in Galway. The first vehicles are expected to enter service in early 2021.BAE Systems Director of Business Development for Power and Propulsion Ian Wilson says the Series-ER diesel-electric hybrid system will “help Ireland to take the next step towards full electrification.”Adds ADL President and Managing Director Paul Davies: “The Enviro400ER is ideally suited to flexible operating needs, including zero-emission running at air pollution hotspots.“With the ability to externally charge the batteries, the use of on-board power generation can be further reduced. This new generation of double-deck buses for Ireland once again demonstrates that with ADL’s focus on innovation, we are building the buses that our cities need to solve their transport challenges.”last_img read more

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County Commission candidates on the issues: The role of county government in Johnson County residents’ lives

first_imgToday the County Commission candidates discuss their views on how government should relate to people’s lives. Here’s today’s reader questionnaire item:What is your view of the role of government at the county level? Is government’s top priority to provide services and amenities that make an area attractive to live? Or is it to stay out of people’s way — and pocketbooks — as much as possible?Patricia Lightner, Commission Chair candidateThe role of Johnson County Government is to provide a quality community with the services that people request at the lowest possible costs.The county is responsible for creating community infrastructure, of roads, and wastewater, and to provide for the courts, public safety, libraries, parks and essential services to our neediest citizens.Our residents are taxed through their property taxes and sales tax and other revenue sources such as fees for county services. The described taxes should support the entire infrastructure, services and all quality of life amenities we have come to expect in Johnson County.Additionally, voters can be given initiatives to vote on like an increased or additional tax for a particular amenity or other community need which they can support through the ballot box.I believe that the community should decide what additional amenities are important to them and allowed to vote their pocketbook accordingly while County Government should stay within their role.Ed Eilert, Commission Chair incumbent There are two broad responsibilities of County government. First are the responsibilities mandated by the State of Kansas that county government is required to provide, such as county treasurer’s office, public health department, partial funding for the courts, appraisers office, mental health services and motor vehicle department, to name a few. Much of the county property taxes collected go to fund those state mandated activities.Second are the needed services such as sheriff and district attorney offices, emergency medical services(MED-ACT) and fire districts, waste water systems and public works department. Important community assets like libraries and parks & recreation programs that help make Johnson County a great place to live must be maintained or enhanced. The county also provides support to cities for their economic development efforts through the County Assisted Road Program. The Enterprise Center of Johnson County and the County Economic Research Institute help bring new business and jobs to our communities.Whether state mandated or community initiated, providing those services in an efficient and cost effective way is always a top priority. Whether homeowner or business owner, county government can provide a supportive role in encouraging private sector investment in our communities. Being able to attract that private sector investment is a key to any community’s success.Ron Shaffer, District 1 Commissioner candidateCounty government’s role is to be good stewards of the taxpayer’s money. Johnson County must provide high quality services, maintain infrastructure, support our cities, balance our wants versus our needs, keep our current residents satisfied, attract new residents and become a destination for potential home buyers, new businesses and the relocation of businesses from outside the County. Johnson County manages the needs of its 23 communities, dozens of taxing authorities, utilities and public services. Large service programs like Johnson County Airport, Mental Health, Developmental Services, the Library system and Johnson County Parks & Recreation District all fall under the County Commission.Johnson County government prides itself in providing services and amenities that make our County a “Community of Choice.” We partner with local cities and provide matching funding for County Assistance Road System (CARS) and Stormwater Management Advisory Council (SMAC). In comparison to the services we provide, Johnson County taxes are one of the lowest in the state. As your County Commissioner, I will continue to look for savings, duplication of services and partnerships in the community to stretch taxpayer’s dollars. During the 15 years I’ve been the Mayor of Prairie Village, our city indebtedness only increased by $130 per resident in comparison to Mission, whose debt rose by $3,909 per resident to $4,566, a 595 percent increase. Prairie Village is one of five governmental agencies in the State of Kansas who received the highest Moody’s rating of Triple A (Aaa) along with Johnson County Government. I know how important it is to have reserve funds and to be eligible for the lowest interest rates for bond financed projects as well as be prepared to weather any emergency.As your representative as First District County Commissioner, I will bring my years of experience and prudent financial oversight to the position.Laura McConwell, District 1 Commissioner candidateIf we want to remain a community of choice, we must maintain our amenities and efficiently deliver of our services. Our population is increasing, we are aging and poverty is increasing; therefore, it is important that we do long range planning so we strategically allocate our dollars. In addition to planning we must continue to challenge ourselves to improve service delivery. Deferring maintenance or spending millions on band-aid type fixes creates unfunded liabilities that only increase over time. Eliminating services leave our most fragile residents even further at risk.As I have gone door to door through the district, the most frequent question I am asked is: what does the County do? Many people do not know what the County does because the County has done a good job being a partner in the community. The County is responsible for our amenities like libraries and parks; for our services like mental health, senior assistance, low income assistance, transportation system, the health clinic; and for many of our assets like the jail, courthouse and airport. The County licenses contractors, keeps track of our real estate records, collects our taxes and assesses our property. The Sheriff and District Attorney’s budgets are part of the County’s budget. Our wastewater system is part of County government. The County collects funds to assist cities with storm water mitigation and major street renovations. The County affects each of us everyday whether we know it or not.As we prioritize, I am committed to being open and transparent, having a community conversation and including all voices. I have experience working with residents and businesses in planning processes, making a decision and then implementing the plan.last_img read more

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More experienced Gophers take floor in Exhibition

first_imgEllis-Milan started 30-of-33 games last season, while Harper started the other three but appeared in all 33.Barnes out for the seasonMinnesota will open up and finish the season with one of its captains permanently sidelined with a season-ending knee injury.Senior Jordan Barnes tore her ACL in practice Saturday and will undergo knee surgery in upcoming weeks.That leaves Minnesota down a solid defensive option off the bench as well as a senior leader on the floor.Last season Barnes appeared in 32 games, averaging 12.4 minutes a game. Though her 1.8 points and rebounds per games don’t jump out as overwhelming statistics, her defensive tenacity will be noticeably missed this year.Barnes would need to be granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA if she wanted to return to play another year. More experienced Gophers take floor in Exhibition Paul CordesOctober 31, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintLast season, coach Pam Borton had many questions about how her team would perform in its opening exhibition game as she sent out a starting lineup with a total of 18 games started between them, all of which came from then-senior guard Kelly Rosland.But tonight, when the Gophers square off against Minnesota State at Williams Arena at 7 p.m., things will be a little different.Borton could potentially send four starters to the floor with 129 games started among them.“Last year we didn’t really know what to expect and we had a very young team,” Borton said at Media Day a week ago. “I think with the experience and the expectations that we put on some of our very young kids last year, and now with them being more mature, them having a lot of playing minutes under their belt, that we can see them making a big jump this year.”Junior guard Emily Fox, sophomore guard Brittany McCoy, and senior Leslie Knight started in all 33 games last season and are projected starters for tonight’s game.Sophomore forward Korinne Campbell appeared in all 33 games last season, though not making any starts, and is also a projected starter for the exhibition.The Gophers’ only question mark will be at the post where sophomores Zoe Harper and Ashley Ellis-Milan continue to compete for the starting job.last_img read more

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Massage Therapist Mandie Gleason Opens Local Practice

first_imgLMT Mandie Gleason, here with her Schnauzer Frances, has opened a Los Alamos practice. Courtesy photoBy BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily [email protected] Massage Therapist Mandie Gleason and her family have a long history in Santa Fe, the Rio Grande Valley and Los Alamos. Her great-grandfather was the stone mason who built the stone fireplace in Fuller Lodge and did many additional building projects on the Hill. Six generations of her family have lived in the family compound her great-grandfather built in Santa Fe on Artist Road, and some still do.She recently moved back to Santa Fe from Colorado to take a job at Ten Thousand Waves. When Gleason was laid off because of COVID-19, she decided to return to private practice. She is now expanding her practice to Los Alamos.“I learned Japanese spa and therapy techniques such as Ashi Anma and Yasuragi, at Ten Thousand Waves,” Gleason said. “Although the Covid pandemic caused the end of my employment, I am so grateful to have trained and practiced with world renowned master therapists.”Gleason chose Los Alamos Chiropractic Center to house her Los Alamos practice. She sees clients by appointment Mondays and Fridays.“I have a lot of support from the other therapists at the Center,” Gleason said. “The owners have an excellent reputation and I like to be close to other people in clinical practice. It’s a great office. It has everything I need. Everyone has been so welcoming.”Another reason Gleason enjoys working at the Center is the emphasis on safety.“We follow protocols very similar to a medical office,” she said. “We ask a list of COVID related questions and everyone has to wear a mask at all times.”One unique service Gleason offers is home visits.“It’s more comfortable for people in their own homes,” she said. “It’s part of the nurturing aspect of what I do. People need nurturing, especially now. Many older people crave touch.”Originally, Gleason thought she wanted to be a nurse, but while in school, she discovered it wasn’t the right path for her. She wanted to stay in the medical field and moved to working the front office at a clinic. While she was there, someone mentioned massage therapy to her as a possible career.“Massage is much more gentle and calm,” she said. “It’s much more my speed.”Gleason graduated from a rigorous program at Santa Fe School of Healing Arts in 2004. She’d found her path.“I loved going to school,” she said. “I loved the human contact, and not just on the physical level. I like to look at people as whole beings … I enjoy creating practical solutions for pain and stress reduction through therapeutic massage and restorative yoga. I utilize techniques like trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, vacuum cupping, aromatherapy and CBD massage.”Gleason has created a line of self-care products including professional massage crème and salves that are infused with CBD (cannabidiol) derived from organic hemp.“I combined my passion for alchemy with a true desire to help and heal my clients,” Gleason said. “I have developed luscious recipes that can refresh, renew and heal the skin while keeping with the notion that anything you put on your skin should be something you wouldn’t mind putting in your mouth.”Call or text Gleason at 505.231.0984 to schedule an appointment. She is in Los Alamos Monday or Friday and can see clients either at Los Alamos Chiropractic Center or in their home.Gleason is ready to help Los Alamos clients relax, renew and rehabilitate.last_img read more

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