‘Grow Bloom Project’ helps those in need

first_imgFor this latest project, she says she teamed up with fellow activist Park Avery after they noticed there was a significant homeless population in the area around the mural. Saturday they collected and distributed supplies on Wall Street in Binghamton. Artist Kristen Mann started the ‘Grow Bloom Project’ in 2017 to curate art shows for local artists and local businesses to have a space to sell their products. Now she is using that platform to help the community in other ways. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The artist behind Binghamton’s Black Lives Matter Mural is working on a new project, this time gathering supplies for locals who are in need. They say they’ll be holding a similar event on October 31st.center_img They say they decided to collect food and shoes to distribute to those within the community who need the help. “Not everybody has the opportunity to go out and buy food and buy shoes. Low-income families, they can barely pay rent, and then they don’t have anything left over,” Avery said.last_img read more


Thailand announces tentative MotoGP plans for November

first_imgThailand hopes to hold its MotoGP race in late November after an eight-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday as they announced a bid to host until 2025.The kingdom’s third fixture on the premier motorbike racing calendar was slated for March 20-22, but the event was axed as the disease started spreading rapidly around the world. Officials have since gradually reopened the country’s borders to business travellers and medical tourists, with some restrictions. Organizers are now eyeing a rescheduled race for November 21-22, said deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Traisaranakul. “It depends on conditions like flights, the opening of airports and the readiness of the people” entering the country, she added. Thailand will also submit a bid to continue hosting MotoGP for five more years, with the government paying for half of the 50 million euro ($56 million) copyright, Traisuree said. The sleepy northeastern city of Buriram hosted its first MotoGP race in 2018. Besides attracting thousands of motorsport fans to Thailand, it brought in three billion baht ($96 million) each of the last two years it was held, according to official figures.Thailand has recorded around 3,100 COVID-19 cases since the start of the year — a low toll given it was the first country outside of China to detect the disease.This year’s virus-delayed MotoGP season will finally begin on July 19 at the Jerez circuit in Spain.center_img Topics :last_img read more


Pac-12 Now app debuts

first_imgFans of the Pac-12 now have another way to watch their favorite schools compete — anytime, anywhere.The Pac-12 Enterprises announced Wednesday that subscribers to their new television network will also be able to get the programming on mobile devices.Depth concerns · Last year against Stanford, sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey suffered a concussion, costing USC’s defense a top tackler. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan“Today is a game changer in our ability to deliver our content to Pac-12 fans,” said Gary Stevenson, the president of Pac-12 Enterprises, in a statement. “We look forward to putting this technology in the hands of more fans across the country as the college football season unfolds.”Through the Pac-12 Now application, currently available on the iPad and available on the iPhone and Android operating systems in the next couple of months, customers receiving the station through their normal cable provider will be able to type in their subscription number on a mobile device and stream content.“With Pac-12 Now for iPad, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of connecting fans with our live programming and feature content when and where they choose to access it,” Stevenson said.Not all football fans can currently enjoy the network, though. The Pac-12 Networks are available through Cox, Bright House and Time Warner Cable; customers of Charter, DirecTV and Comcast are still without the station.“We’re working as quickly as possible with our affiliate partners to expand the availability of Pac-12 Now,” Stevenson said.The app’s first wave of programming will include the San Diego State at Washington and Nevada at California games. The station launched on Aug. 15 and is now available through USC cable on channel 12-1.last_img read more