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Here is a great way to promote you teams on Game Day. Create a one sheet program that contains basic information about the game and about your teams. NCAA schools create these for every single game in every sport. The programs for large sports at large schools are many pages but the Olympic sports at all schools have a one sheet program.
A two-sided program should contain as a minimum:
- Team Schedule in three columns including date, opponent (at if away game), and a third column with previous scores and times for upcoming games.
- Rosters for both teams in numerical order. Number, name, position and class. College Rosters include Hometown/high school. Above the columns, the Overall and Conference record. Below, the coaches and Head coach longevity. I have been a Public Address Announcer for 37 years and these are invaluable.
- Website and social media addresses.
- Remaining space for graphics, photos, logos and possibly sponsors.
You should distribute 10 copies to the pressbox for game day personnel and media. You can then distribute enough to those attending or sell them for 25 or 50 cents at the gate.
Below is an example from Emerson College Mens Soccer.
I have used ScoreStream for five years to promote my high school’s sports program. SS connects with the most popular social media outlets with the score, photos, commentary, fan comments and of course likes.
At the most basic, scorestream presents a page that allows you to enter the score in real time or postgame. In most markets, the games in the major sports appear automatically. You may have to enter the games in your Olympic sports manually. That is rather easy.
Run the app on your IOS or Android phone and you can add photos and video during the game.
On your high school WordPress website, you can easily add a widget that displays a list of the most recent scores.
If you become a GM for your school, you can customize own look for your schools score pages.
ScoreStream is the ideal tool to promote your school and your teams.
In the spring of 1970, I was a student at Westerville High School and a cast member of the spring musical under the direction of Ron Nocks. On one Thursday evening rehearsal, I was neither an experienced actor nor a talented one and I was most certainly not able to act as if I was not afraid of heights as I carefully climbed down a naked flight of stairs onto a raked stage wearing a helmet obscuring my vision. Later on, as a teacher, I would have hoped that I could have cared enough to individually help a student through a difficult problem and possibly even help them gain confidence. I know that many of my students would agree that I was that caring teacher. I know that some would not.
That evening, Ron Nocks was not that caring teacher. At the rundown that evening in Room 201 in the presence of the entire cast and crew, he publicly dressed me down for my lack of confidence and my lack of courage. He used his wicked and well-honed sarcasm to embarrass me and make me an outcast among kids who had been my classmates and neighbors since kindergarten. Specifically, he asked me if my toilet was closer to the floor to compensate for my fear of heights.
I was never a victim of sexual abuse by Mr. Nocks or anyone else. I know that most of the students in that room loved and worshipped Mr. Nocks. To a man with the ego and talent such as his, it leads him to appreciate the hero worship among his favorites and sometimes to take advantage of them as he has admitted. It also leads to an arrogance that allows him to verbally abuse the students who were not his favorites. It is this collection and exercise of raw personal power toward subordinates that has become such a difficult issue at present.
I do not desire nor expect an apology. If he is in such a mood, maybe he could join me in apologizing to my students who received some of the same sarcastic treatment because that night in Room 201, he set an example and gave me, a high school junior, permission to act that way to my students in the future. That is the crux of this problem. That is the chain of abuse that goes from generation to generation.
I will never receive justice nor will any other victim of the abuse of power by those with talent and position. But if there is justice to be paid, follow the advice of Coach Hayes and Pay it Forward. Don’t abuse. Don’t accept abuse and don’t tolerate it towards others in your presence or in your organization.
That said, there is a paradox. Before and even after that night, I was a fan of the work of Mr. Nocks and I attended his plays. More specifically, I admired and emulated him as a public address announcer during the morning announcements and I became a very accomplished sports public address announcer in San Diego. That’s the rub. That’s the quandary. That is the love-hate relationship we have in our society with people who have immense talent or power. But, that night, he hurt me.
Retired Teacher and Publisher
Chula Vista, California
officer of the court. n. any person who has an obligation to promote justice and effective operation of the judicial system, including judges, the attorneys who appear in court, bailiffs, clerks and other personnel.
The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump is the appointing officer for all federal judicial vacancies and he is at the top of the chain of command for all military courts. Should the president, as an officer of the court, be obliged ethically and legally to promote justice and effective operation of the judicial system?
Article II, Section 2 says the president “shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.”
Fellow birther Sheriff Joe Arpaio neither accepted or responsibility for his actions nor did he express remorse for his gross disregard for the law that led to his conviction for contempt in the case of his treatment of undocumented individuals in Maricopa County, Arizona. Nonetheless, Donald Trump issued a presidential pardon for his friend and political supporter. Did the president subvert justice and ethically violate his duties as an officer of the court?
On Wednesday, November 1, President Trump was attributed the following quote referring to the judicial proceedings for the New York Terrorist,
“We have to come up with punishment that’s far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now. They’ll go through court for years. At the end, they’ll be — who knows what happens. We need quick justice, and we need strong justice. Much quicker and much stronger than we have right now, because what we have right now is a joke, and it’s a laughing stock. And no wonder so much of this stuff takes place.“
Did the President promote justice and effective operation of the judicial system?
On Friday, the president issued the above tweet. As commander and chief of the armed forces and therefore an officer of the court, did the President promote justice and effective operation of the judicial system? More importantly, did the President prejudice the case and provide Sergeant Bergdahl an avenue for appeal?
The United States Constitution guarantees that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty no matter how despicable the act and no matter how evil the individual. After the above tweet, can Sayfullo Saipov receive a fair trial in our country? Is it possible for this terrorist to appeal any conviction on the basis of the fact that the President of the United prejudiced the jury pool in one single tweet?
Has President Donald J. Trump violated his oath of office to support and defend the constitution by undermining our justice system? Is the president bound by his oath of office to the ethics of an officer of the court in our federal and military court system?
The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, unbecoming conduct, and refusal to obey a lawful order.
I believe that Mr. Trump has committed a string of offenses that fall under the category of high crimes and misdemeanors. I believe that the House of Representatives should refer this string of offenses to the Senate in the form of an Article of Impeachment.
Produced and Photographed by Rick Lakin.
Photographed by William Bretthauer
Comparing Obama’s Presidency to Great Athlete Performances
The list of iconic events that have occurred over the last eight years is too long to mention here, but no one can choose one as a signature moment in Barack Obama’s presidency. Many will be forever linked to his legacy.
It’s rare that two individuals can simultaneously have such a profound impact on the course of history by their actions. Think of their greatness being destined to intertwine with one another. After January 20th, the comparisons will begin on the major events of the Obama’s presidency to a great performance by an athlete.
The Stimulus Act
President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into effect in 2009. The law was designed to kick-start economic growth during the midst of the nation’s greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after the stimulus was implemented, unemployment claims were down, thus beginning a trend that continued for an amazing 23 straight months and pumped 3.7 newly created private sector jobs into the economy.
LeBron James and Barack Obama have shown an abundance of promise and exhibited a surplus of confidence at the beginning of their careers. However at first, both shied away from their greatness and failed to grasp a leadership role. Too often, frustrated Democrats were disappointed with Obama’s failure to challenge the Republicans on certain issues. When a crisis came up in his first year in office, Obama relied on the help of his Cabinet members and Congress to solve the problem.
Wall Street Reform
After heated negotiations, President Obama gained enough votes to make the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act a law that puts strict regulations against the financial sector after their reckless behavior that caused the Great Recession. Dodd-Frank tightened requirements on the large banking and lending institutions by requiring them to sell derivatives on exchanges or clearinghouses. The law negated the bank’s ability to trade with customer’s money for personal profit.
The actions of a transcendent figure moves very rapidly. We all enjoy watching their career unfold before our eyes, and hopefully to witness some of their crowning achievements in-person. Roger Federer and Barack Obama struggled at first with the expectations placed on them, but once they hit their stride, no one could contain their dominance. Obama didn’t need the assistance from Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid to gain the necessary votes for this legislation to become law.
Auto Industry Bailout
Despite opposition from all sides, President Obama injected $62 billion of federal money into an ailing auto industry to bail them out. In return, the government received an equity stake in each company and the agreement to restructure their management practices.
It will be hard for an individual to duplicate the greatness of Barack Obama and Usain Bolt. Each accomplished their goal without much fanfare, while still maintaining a sense of humor despite being disrespected by their peers. It might take a decade before Obama is applauded for his decision to bailout the auto industry. His critics cannot deny the fact the country’s Big Three Automakers have shown a profit for the first time in two decades.
The Affordable Care Act
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, and this changed the healthcare industry forever. The law gave medical insurance to 32 million citizens that were previously uninsured. Obama accomplished something that past administrations failed to achieve: universal healthcare for all.
The president dodge the opposition much like MVP candidate Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers eluding defenders in the pocket. Obama never became distracted by what was going around him, especially when there was serious doubt if the law would ever get passed. Even after victory, Republicans argued that he didn’t gain a mandate from Americans because Obama took full advantage of a Democratic-controlled Congress.
The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden was the world’s leading terrorist, who was behind the 9/11 attacks. Intelligence information confirmed Bin Laden was hiding out in Pakistan. The president ordered a U.S. Navy Seal team to raid his secret compound and kill him.
Barack Obama and Derek Jeter are the true definition of a leader. Neither ever bragged and often gave credit to others for any achievements accomplished. Each played or governed like a true gentleman by never cheating or trying to gain an unfair advantage on their opponent. Obama praised the Special Forces unit for completing their mission, but also retrieving al-Qaeda documents.
Notice that after I type this, the individual letters stand very still and form words and thoughts. Letters have been doing this for thousands of years. That’s what letters do best. It is not a challenge for letters. They don’t need a videographer to take their picture as they stand still. They don’t need an entire internet to celebrate the fact that they just stand still. That’s what differentiates letters from people.
by Nan Klee
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They had ordered, rather than requested her presence, then left her waiting in a small anti-chamber for well over an hour. Now slightly miffed, Doctor Samantha Alexander considered leaving for a bite of lunch, when a massive blond jack of a man in a black security uniform opened the tall polysteel door and silently gestured her into the Board of Directors’ chamber. She followed him into the spacious room, feeling an unusual suspicion. The inner chamber felt even more sterile than the majority of the artificial, underground environment in the city of Proteus. Thin sheets of polished gray moon rock decorated the always-present, dull polysteel walls that sealed in the atmosphere. Lighting, as always indirect and psychologically effective, directed Samantha to the long slate-blue table at the other end of the cold room. Seated behind the blue lacquered, crescent-shaped table waited Dreagan Corporation’s Board of Directors, who, along with the colony’s Founder, Doctor Jonathan Dreagan, made up this ruling body of this pseudo-socialistic lunar colony.
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