× JERSEY CITY – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez made an appearance at the opening of the Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF) on Sept. 20 in support of the festival’s philanthropic mission of raising awareness about autism.GDIFF, founded by Jersey City native actor Bill Sorvino, was recently selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018. The festival is known for glamorous red carpet events and for bringing the best of independent filmmaking to audiences, along with its mission to raise autism awareness through cinema.This year, GDIFF will screen more than 200 movies at venues throughout Jersey City over four days, from Thursday Sept. 20 through Sunday Sept. 23.Thousands of people attended the opening red carpet gala kick off at the Jersey City Landmark Lowe’s Theatre on Sept. 20, which presented the feature film “The Undiscovered Country,” and a film short called “Nightingale.”Menendez is considered a key ally in an effort by Golden Door and other film groups to get state incentives to bring film production back to New Jersey. Bayonne and Fort Lee are historically two of the locations where American film making got its birth.
With a concert scheduled at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC this Friday, May 27th, fans have been wondering just what Dave Matthews Band will do. After major touring artists like Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam decided to cancel performances in North Carolina over the discriminatory HB-2 “Bathroom Bill,” the DMB have come to a smart compromise: donate a portion of concert proceeds to charity.The band has chosen five groups to give donations to, including American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lambda Legal, ACLU of North Carolina, Equality NC, and Time Out Youth. The first three are spending time in the courts trying to defeat the bill, while the latter two are working with the LGBT community in North Carolina to fight for equality and provide support to any youths who may be struggling with their identity.The DMB started their own charity, The Bama Works Fund, and have raised over $40 million for charitable causes since 1999. The band is not only committed to important causes, but they continue to impress with great performances on a nightly basis. Check out our recap of the band’s most recent show at the Blossom Music Center.
You’re all talk and no actionYou may think simply speaking up at work is the key to professional success, but remember if there’s no real follow through, you won’t be taken seriously. Saying you will complete a certain task or presenting new ideas to your boss are only commendable if you put your plans into action. So, if you want your boss to appreciate your creativity, make sure you put your money where your mouth is.You’re constantly saying how busy you areYour boss wants to see that you’re invested in your work, but reminding him or her of how stressed you are will only make you look more frazzled and disorganized. If you are doing your work well and staying on track to meet your goals, your work should speak for itself. Don’t try to prove that you are working hard by bringing up how heavy your workload is. This may backfire on you and cause you to look incapable of handling multiple responsibilities.You are too dependent on othersBeing a team player is vital to office collaboration and productivity, but it is also critical that you be self-sufficient. Your boss does not have time to micromanage you. You may think that they will appreciate you constantly bouncing your ideas off them, but they will place more value in your ability to be independent. Stop looking for constant reassurance and impress your boss with your confidence. 74SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and rookie receiver CeeDee (SEE’-dee) Lamb have agreed to a four-year, $14 million contract with $7.8 million guaranteed. Lamb joins a young receiving corps led by 26-year-old Amari Cooper and third-year player Michael Gallup, who is coming off his first 1,000-yard season. The Oklahoma product was the third receiver taken behind Alabama teammates Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy (JOO’-dee). NASCAR-KANSASHamlin gets 5th Cup win of season — The White Sox have reinstated Yoán Moncada from the injured list. That clears the way for their star third baseman to open the season in the lineup after missing the start of summer camp because he contracted COVID-19. Moncada, hit .315 in a breakout season last year. — The Cubs have placed left-hander José Quintana on the 10-day injured list because of a thumb injury suffered before the start of summer camp. The 31-year-old Quintana wasn’t expected to be ready for opening day after cutting himself washing dishes at his home in Miami last month. The Cubs also placed infielder Daniel Descalso on the 45-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and announced that outfielder Mark Zagunis opted out for the season. — The Cardinals have recalled outfielder Austin Dean, right-hander Junior Fernandez, catcher Andrew Knizner and infielder Edmundo Sosa on Thursday as they finalized their roster for opening day against the Pirates at Busch Stadium. St. Louis also announced that right-hander Kodi Whitley made the initial 30-man roster for the start of the season. — The Twins set their opening day roster on Thursday, with right-hander Jake Odorizzi (oh-duh-REE’-zee) on the 10-day injured list due to mild soreness in his upper back. Rich Hill will take Odorizzi’s place the first time through the rotation, scheduled to start on Saturday in Chicago against the White Sox. José Berríos will take the mound for the opener on Friday. — Nate Pearson was not included on the Toronto Blue Jays’ 30-man roster for Friday’s opener at Tampa Bay, a move that likely will delay free-agent eligibility of the hard-throwing right-hander by a year until after the 2026 season. He was 5-4 with a 2.30 ERA in 25 starts across three minor league levels last season that included three starts at Triple-A Buffalo. — The Orioles placed left-hander John Means on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder fatigue. Means was originally scheduled to start the opener Friday night in Boston but has been replaced by Tommy Milone (mih-LOHN’), who pitched for Seattle last season. Dwight Smith Jr. is on the Brids’ roster after recovering from COVID-19. — The Cleveland Indians will consult with Native American leaders as they consider changing the name of their franchise for the first time since 1915. Owner Paul Dolan gave more details on the steps the team is taking toward a potential name change amid a national movement to remove racist symbols and monuments. — The Indians’ drummer won’t be silenced on opening day. Although John Adams won’t be allowed in Progressive Field on Friday because of COVID-19 protocols, he’ll be there in spirit and sound. The Indians are placing a cardboard cutout of their famed drummer in the ballpark and playing a recording of his familiar beat. Adams hasn’t missed a home opener since 1955, when he was 4. NFL-WASHINGTON-TEMPORARY NAME Redskins become Washington Football Team for 2020 season Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWS Yanks open MLB season with win over champs UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have opened the Major League Baseball season by defeating the defending World Series champs. Giancarlo Stanton and newcomer Gerrit Cole led the Yanks to a 4-1, rain-shortened win at Washington. Stanton opened the scoring with a two-run blast in the first inning off Max Scherzer, who struck out 11 over 5 1/3. Cole tossed one-hit ball over five innings and blanked the Nationals after Adam Eaton’s solo shot in the first.The Yankees had runners on first and third with one out in the sixth when the game was called.Dr. Anthony Fauci had the honor of throwing out the first pitch, a toss that skipped between home plate and the Nationals’ dugout. Washington had to begin the season without slugger Juan Soto. The outfielder tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the injured list hours before gametime. The second and final game of the day has the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the San Francisco Giants. Dustin May had the starting assignment for the Dodgers against Giants ace Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh). Neither starter will factor in the decision. May made his first opening day start. He was given the opportunity when Clayton Kershaw went on the injured list with back spasms. Like the Nationals and Yankees, the Dodgers and Giants took a knee before the national anthem as a sign of unity for social justice. In other MLB news: — Major League Baseball and the players’ union have agreed to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season. According to MLB, each of the 16 teams will participate in a best-of-three first round before heading into a best-of-five Division Series. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that MLB agreed to guarantee a postseason pool that would be $50 million if the entire postseason is played. — Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez will be shut down from all baseball activities for at least a week after he experienced a setback in his return from COVID-19. Manager Ron Roenicke (REHN’-ih-kee) says Rodriguez hasn’t had another positive test after testing positive for the coronavirus before the start of summer camp. But he said the left-hander did experience some minor complications that the team’s medical staff felt were serious enough to restrict him from activities for now. KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was the winner of a crash-filled race at Kansas Motor Speedway, giving him five NASCAR Cup victories already this season. Hamlin avoided two major wrecks and later passed Kevin Harvick in the closing laps before holding off Brad Keselowski. Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman were among the drivers to wreck.Martin Truex Jr. came across third, Harvick wound up sliding to fourth and Erik Jones rounded out the top five to cap a banner night for Joe Gibbs Racing. JGR made all the right calls during a crash-filled final stage to win in front of empty grandstands.PGA-3M Open Werenski has 3M lead BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Richy Werenski sank a short birdie putt on the par-5 18th for an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead over Michael Thompson through one round of the PGA’s 3M Open in Minnesota. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for the 2020 season. The temporary name gives the organization time to choose a new moniker. Washington will keep its burgundy and gold colors and replace the Indian head logo on helmets with a player’s jersey number. Owner Dan Snyder recently dropped the Redskins name amid pressure from sponsors and after decades of criticism from Native American advocacy groups. NFL-COWBOYS-LAMB Lamb gets his 1st NFL contract NHL-SEATTLE KRAKEN Release the Kraken: Seattle unveils name for NHL franchise SEATTLE (AP) — The NHL’s newest team finally has a name: the Seattle Kraken. The expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league’s 32nd team. Seattle bypassed options like Sockeyes, Evergreens or Metropolitans, the last of which would have been a nod to Seattle’s hockey history.The primary logo is a tentacle shaped into an “S” in the style of the old Seattle Metropolitans jersey and logo. The Metropolitans were the first American team to win the Stanley Cup in 1917. Associated Press July 23, 2020 The 24-year-old Werenski is winless in on the PGA Tour and ranked 248th in the world. He broke a tie with Michael Thompson with his ninth and last birdie on the warm, windy afternoon at the TPC Twin Cities. Dustin Johnson withdrew because of a back injury after a 78. Johnson’s departure comes after he posted back-to-back 80s last week at the Memorial for the highest 36-hole score of his pro career. NHL-HURRICANES-HAMILTON Hurricanes’ Hamilton doesn’t practice RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton didn’t practice today after leaving Wednesday’s workout early “in some visible discomfort. Hamilton’s status is unclear as the team prepares for the return to play next week. He hasn’t played a game since breaking his left leg in January, but he had returned for the beginning of training camp. Update on the latest sports COLLEGE FOOTBALL-BLAKE-OBIT UNDATED (AP) — Former Oklahoma football player and head coach John Blake has died at age 59. Blake became the Sooners’ first Black head coach in any sport when he was hired in December 1995. He had a 12-22 record in three seasons, but his recruiting success laid the foundation for the program’s resurgence. Blake’s wife, Freda, said he had a “heart-related emergency” at his home in Dallas on Thursday morning. She said attempts to revive him at home failed and he died at Baylor University Medical Center.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A long-predicted, fast-moving winter storm blew into the Southland Friday afternoon, dumping rain across the region. Fairly hard rain was reported in the valleys, while lighter rain began to fall in the Los Angeles basin, causing the usual slick conditions on freeways and traffic delays. In Rosemead, wet roads were further tied up by a power outage that knocked out traffic signals on Rosemead and Valley boulevards. A Southern California Edison spokeswoman said 701 customers lost power at about 8:15 p.m. At least one Edison transformer blew out, causing spectacular flashes of light visible from the San Bernardino (10) Freeway. It was not known late Friday what caused the blackout. The rain is expected to continue into tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Bands of showers, bringing periods of light to moderate precipitation, will move across the region, according to a NWS report. Up to 1 inch of rain could fall today, along with about 6inches of snow in the mountains. But it won’t be a lot of rain and it won’t be for long, said Bill Hoffer, of the Weather Service. The Weather Service predicted that a brief lull in the rain was possible this morning, but more rain would hit the area and continue through tonight as a cold front approaches from the north. Hoffer said most of the activity will be in the mountains, where cool temperatures could cause snow levels to fall to 3,000 feet, and possibly as low as 2,000 feet, with 6 to 12inches of snow possible. Accumulating snow and dense fog will impact travel on Interstate 5 north of Santa Clarita, over the Tejon Pass, and through the Highway 14 corridor and the Escondido summit, especially tonight.