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(CNN) — At Pride celebrations across the United States on Sunday, a protest movement that aims to draw attention to the struggles of marginalized people within the LGBTQ community made itself heard.

Activists carrying signs declaring “No Justice No Pride” and “Black Lives Matter” appeared in New York, Minneapolis and Seattle, among other major cities. In some they were welcomed and invited to speak; in others, the activists interrupted parades and clashed with police, leading to an unconfirmed number of arrests.

The protests disrupted pride events earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio and Washington, DC. Their causes varied — police shootings, violence against transgender women of color, mass deportations, corporate sponsorship of Pride — but organizer Angela Peoples said members of the grassroots movement were united by concerns of the “whitewashing” of the LGBTQ community.

“There’s a broad concern among LGBTQ folks, especially people of color, that this movement that claims victory around marriage equality has very much left behind those of us who still experience marginalization,” Peoples said.

Law enforcement’s participation in Pride parades embodies the disconnect, she said, pointing to the arrests of protesters last weekend in Columbus. So does the involvement of corporate sponsors that benefit from mass incarceration and the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, she said.

“This is a true grassroots movement where people are aligning under the notion that there’s no equality and pride for some of us without reparations for all of us,” she said.

In Minneapolis, protesters waving “Black Lives Matter signs” marched behind a large banner that read “Justice for Philando” in honor of Philando Castile, who was shot to death in a traffic stop. A jury acquitted the officer who killed him earlier this month.

Protesters blocked the parade route and delayed its start by more than an hour as they called for police to be excluded from Pride events.

Activists in Seattle halted the parade by blocking the road in honor of Charleena Lyle, a 30-year-old woman whom police said they shot and killed because she refused commands to drop a knife.

In New York, police said 12 people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. They were detained outside the historic Stonewall Inn as they carried signs that read “No Cops, No Banks.”

NYC Pride organizers said they have a policy against restricting groups from participating. They said they decided to “authorize” the arrests so the march could proceed after the activists had demonstrated for 10 minutes.

“There were some 40,000 marchers behind them who needed to have their message (heard) as well,” NYC Pride spokesperson James Fallarino said. “We believe strongly that it’s a free speech event. That has worked on both ends of the spectrum. We have always held the line that any group interested in our march can participate.”

Fallarino said it was impossible to run an event of Pride’s size without police presence. Parade organizers recognize that police violence is a “major issue” in the United States, he said. They’re trying to address it through a “good working relationship” with the NYPD.

“As you probably know, this march started after a police raid at Stonewall Inn. We’ve come a long way since then.”

Indeed, Pride originated 48 years ago in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a series of uprisings by women of color from the LGBTQ community over the Inn’s raid.

The significance of Pride’s origins makes it the ideal staging ground for today’s protests within the LGBTQ community, Peoples said. But they will continue after Pride ends.

“If you truly honor the history of Pride as well as the crisis we’re in, then you will recognize the need for disruption to bring attention to issues of marginalized people,” she said. “This is not a one-off movement.”

Laura Ly and Dakin Andone contributed to this report.

Article source: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/jun/26/pride-celebrations-protesters-chant-no-justice-no-/


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Alison Tan’s Council Bid Takes Aim At Developers

BY JAMES FARRELL Staff Writer Alison Tan, a longtime manager at the real estate firm Ackman-Ziff, recently sho…

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More than 3,500 visitors flocked to a recent one-day expo at Amsterdam’s historic central Westerkerk church for a peek at new gadgets to help give a loved one a grand, final farewell. From those wanting a unique burial for a relative or friend, to others with an appreciation for the morbid, there was plenty on offer, such as 3D-printed urns in the shape of a deceased person’s head. A hollow walking stick, which can be filled with ashes that are then scattered at the touch of a button and registers the person’s final resting place via GPS coordinates, was another innovative exhibit. Pulling in the crowds were the “funeral” small plastic building blocks for children to create their own hearse that comes with a coffin and a crematorium with imitation flames at the back or a graveyard. Far from just being macabre playthings, the toys have a very practical application.

“Often you find that children don’t understand the funeral process and what happens at a funeral,” said Richard Hattink, a children’s counsellor, who specializes in dealing with grief.

“We found that using these blocks helps to include youngsters in the mourning process,” said Hattink, who painstakingly put together the miniature models, also used by some funeral parlors and crematoriums. What about cultivating a vegetable patch on top of a loved one’s grave? No problem. The veggie patch grave is the brainchild of exhibition organizer Peter van Schaik and found particular appeal among green-fingered Dutch, many of whom live in densely built homes without enough space for a garden. The veggies are grown in self-contained holders on top of the grave so there is no risk of contamination, Van Schaik pointed out.

A myriad of different coffin designs were also on display. They included one incorporating a traditional Dutch game of shuffleboard where players slide the wooden pucks along the top of the coffin, and another casket shaped like a football boot. Another was a mail-order coffin, which conforms to Dutch postal standards and, once delivered, can be assembled by the family of the deceased themselves.

“It’s a coffin that’s easy to assemble. We often refer to it as IKEA-style,” Dingco Geijtenbeek told AFP, referring to the Swedish household manufacturer known for its ready-to-assemble furniture. The idea of a funeral expo is “all about life, how you celebrate and say farewell to your life,” organizer Van Schaik told AFP.

“All these objects we have are meaningful ways to expose a little bit about your personality and the way that you want to be remembered. “It’s about things that you were doing while you were still alive, so it’s not morbid at all,” he said.

As well as those on the lookout for novel ideas and people in the funerals’ business were visitors with perhaps just a gloomier sense of curiosity.

“We have a special interest in graveyards as well as ways in which people are buried and so we ran into this expo and thought, yes, that’s interesting… let’s have a look,” said Ybert Gerritsen, 44, from the central Dutch city of Almere. “Death should not be something sad. This expo shows that dying can be celebrated, rather than mourned. It is, after all, something that’s going to happen to all of us,” said Van Schaik.

Article source: http://www.dailysabah.com/business/2017/05/27/dutch-funeral-expo-digs-up-the-latest-in-death-trends


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Amsterdam High School held their 209th commencement ceremony on Saturday, graduating nearly 250 seniors that make up the class of 2017.

Greater Amsterdam School District Superintendent Vicky Ramos, who was appointed 13 months ago, said the students have made the district proud.

“Having just arrived a year ago to Amsterdam, I can only comment to what I’ve come to learn about the class of 2017: I’ve come to learn that you, the class of 2017, is a truly caring class,” said Ramos.

She went on to say she’s seen evidence of the class’ caring spirit on her walks through the high school’s hallways, and their enthusiasm at school sporting events and outings.

“I have seen you to be respectful and supportive of each other, even when the opposing team was not,” said Ramos. “You have cared for those less fortunate, you have helped your teachers when you know they’ve needed it.”

Ramos challenged the students to never let go of the caring spirit they exhibited while in high school as they continue on with their lives.

“The value of care for others is what makes great leaders stand out,” she said.

Class of 2017 valedictorian Jessica Gardinier used her remarks to thank the district’s faculty and staff for their guidance throughout the years, naming several by name. She also thanked her family, quipping that she was especially grateful to be allowed to learn from her older sister’s mistakes.

Turning to her classmates, Gardinier said she remembers sharing in the nervousness of being a freshman, and bit by bit gaining confidence with her peers throughout her high school career.

“We have differing backgrounds and childhoods, but most of us have been together for the past four years,” she said. “But now we’re here, four years faded, as if they were just an illusion manipulated by our memory or imagination.”

Gardinier said it’s finally time for the class to pursue their dreams and passions, and encouraged her peers to overcome any future obstacles in their lives and careers while maintaining a generous spirit.

“Despite the mistakes that we will make, remember that many of our social and political leaders began their lives as average young adults like you and me, and now we can become the hero, even if our feats are left unsung,” she said.

Gardinier added that the class of 2017 won’t be remembered by their grades, popularity or what they did on social media, “but by relationships, the kind of person you were. That is the legacy, leaving the people whom you have crossed paths with with a little more happiness or faith.”

Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort, a 1999 graduate of Amsterdam High School, told a story of perseverance from his days on the varsity football team. In his junior year the Rams had made it to the championship game but lost a heartbreaker against Queensbury.

The next year they found themselves in the same position – facing Queensbury in the championship game – which went into double overtime.  

The Rams scored a touchdown and had to make a critical decision: kick for the extra point and send the game into another overtime, or go for a 2-point conversion and win the game.

The opted to go for the glory.

“We did not win the game,” said Ossenfort, to chuckles from the crowd. “And it was one of the most devastating, hard moments I’ve ever been through, and I thought the world was coming to an end.”

But, he added, he learned that day that life “isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.”

“I learned that sometimes you can give everything to a cause and it might not work out how you hoped,” he said. “But I learned that that’s OK. And that’s actually a part of life. There will be ups, there will be downs, but the important part is that you pick yourself back up, and you keep moving forward.”

He encouraged the students to persevere through their own trials and tribulations, and to remember from where they came.

“Go out and explore, take some risks, and live your life,” said Ossenfort. “And lastly, after you do that, don’t be reluctant to return and become a positive contributor to your hometown. Giving back to your community, that has done so much for you, just might be one of the most rewarding things in your life. I know, because it has been for me.”

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CEOs of top US multinationals such as Apple, Amazon, Caterpillar, Johnson Johnson, Google and Walmart will have one-on-one brief interactions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his visit to the US, government sources said. These meetings are in addition to the CEOs’ Round Table that Modi will host on Sunday before he meets President Donald Trump on Monday.

Among the CEOs he will meet are Tim Cook (Apple), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Jim Umpleby (Caterpillar), Alex Gorsky (Johnson Johnson), Sundar Pichai (Google) and Doug McMillon (Walmart).

“That the top political leadership of the country is making efforts for one-on-one meetings is a clear attempt to sell India as an investment destination. That it may be a repeat meeting for many of these CEOs also underscores their continued interest in India. The PM’s signal is that these investors should always view India positively. Investment is the lone thing on his mind and the PM is likely to seek their cooperation for the rapid economic changes taking place in the country,” an official in the know about the meetings said.

While he has very short stays in Portugal and the Netherlands, Modi is also slated to launch an India-Portugal International Start-Up hub in Lisbon and hold a joint interaction with Dutch CEOs in Amsterdam.

In all, sources said, the PM will have 30-odd engagements across the three countries in less than 100 hours (he returns to India Wednesday morning).

Though there is no Madison Square-like event planned given the hectic schedule, Modi is likely to interact with the Indian community in Lisbon and also participate in community events in Washington and Amsterdam.

“Where is the time to organise a big event? It’s a gruelling and tough schedule. He is likely to sleep at least two nights on the plane itself,” the source said.

A day after his return, the source added, Modi will head to Gujarat, where he has several political engagements lined up over two days.

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Hamest Safaryan

The first edition of the SBC Betting Forum will take place on 12th July at this year’s iGaming Super Show, with Betcartpartners confirmed as sponsors of the event’s networking drinks.

The event, co-organised with SBC Events, will feature talks on the latest industry trends and will also act as a networking opportunity for delegates at the Amsterdam show.

The day will culminate in a sports betting networking drinks event held at The Corner Amsterdam from 19:00 to 21:00 (Scheldeplein 2, 1078 GR Amsterdam). This will be a fantastic opportunity for delegates to kick off the evening’s festivities with fellow industry professionals.

Betcartpartners, a market-leading affiliate partner for the betting industry, will be the headline sponsor of the networking drinks and expect it to be one of the cant-miss events of this year’s iGaming Super Show.

Hamest Safaryan, Affiliate Manager at Betcartpartners, said: “We’re looking forward to hosting the drinks to close the inaugural SBC Betting Forum and we expect it to be a great night at a fantastic venue.

“It will be an ideal platform for delegates to socialise in an informal environment after what is likely to be a busy second day at the show, and I warmly invite all to attend.”

Shona ODonnell – iGB

Shona ODonnell, Event Director at iGaming Business said: “The SBC Betting Forum is a fantastic addition to the iGaming Super Show, and there will be no better way to wrap up the event than with networking drinks.

“I would like to thank both SBC and Betcartpartners for their invaluable contribution to making the iGaming Super Show the must-attend event of the online gaming calendar.”

For more information about the SBC Betting Forum, please visit: http://www.igamingsupershow.com/events/sbc-betting-forum For more information about the iGaming Super Show, please visit: http://www.igamingsupershow.com/

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Article source: https://sbcnews.co.uk/events/2017/06/23/betcartpartners-sponsor-sbc-betting-forum-networking-drinks/


23rd June, 2017 (London) – The first edition of the SBC Betting Forum will take place on 12th July at this year’s iGaming Super Show, with Betcartpartners confirmed as sponsors of the event’s networking drinks.

Betcartpartners to sponsor SBC Betting Forum networking drinksThe event, co-organised with SBC Events, will feature talks on the latest industry trends and will also act as a networking opportunity for delegates at the Amsterdam show.

The day will culminate in a sports betting networking drinks event held at The Corner Amsterdam from 19:00 to 21:00. This will be a fantastic opportunity for delegates to kick off the evening’s festivities with fellow industry professionals.

Betcartpartners, a market-leading affiliate partner for the betting industry, will be the headline sponsor of the networking drinks and expect it to be one of the cant-miss events of this year’s iGaming Super Show.

Hamest Safaryan, Affiliate Manager at Betcartpartners, said: “We’re looking forward to hosting the drinks to close the inaugural SBC Betting Forum and we expect it to be a great night at a fantastic venue.

“It will be an ideal platform for delegates to socialise in an informal environment after what is likely to be a busy second day at the show, and I warmly invite all to attend.”

Shona ODonnell, Event Director at iGaming Business said: “The SBC Betting Forum is a fantastic addition to the iGaming Super Show, and there will be no better way to wrap up the event than with networking drinks.

“I would like to thank both SBC and Betcartpartners for their invaluable contribution to making the iGaming Super Show the must-attend event of the online gaming calendar.”

The networking drinks take place between 19:00 – 21:00 at The Corner Amsterdam, Scheldeplein 2, 1078 GR Amsterdam.

For more information about the SBC Betting Forum, please visit: http://www.igamingsupershow.com/events/sbc-betting-forum

For more information about the iGaming Super Show, please visit: http://www.igamingsupershow.com/

For more information, please contact:

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David Bartram
+44 (0) 20 3586 1978
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About iGaming Super Show 2017

The iGaming Super Show is the biggest dedicated iGaming exhibition and conference for the igaming industry and is guaranteed to meet your needs from a networking, education and business perspective. In 2017 we are expecting over 4,500 delegates, 100+ speakers and over 120 stands. The 2017 iGaming Super Show will have eight events in one location including dedicated payments, regulation and compliance, sports betting, binary/financial and affiliate events.

About iGaming Business

iGaming Business is the most established and respected information provider for the interactive gaming and gambling industry. Now entering its fourteenth year of business, it provides the latest news, analysis, research, data and insight to senior level executives in the iGaming space. It also hosts some of the industry’s most successful events, including iGaming Super Show, as well as the iGB Affiliate event series which includes the Berlin Affiliate Conference, the London Affiliate Conference and the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference.

iGaming Business takes pride in the fact that its editorial and content is written for the reader and not the advertiser. By taking a strict editorial stance and having industry experts contribute to its magazine and online content, it gives its readers the tools and resources to improve business performance.

About SBC Events:

Sports Betting Community (SBC) is dedicated to raising the profile and coverage of gambling operators, software suppliers and industry start-ups in the complex and saturated online gaming market. SBC Events works hard cultivating unique, insightful and entertaining networking events across the gaming calendar.

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