first_imgThursday Sep 27, 2018 Former England players share thoughts on the surprising timing of Joe Marler’s retirement from Test duty Former England players Lawrence Dallaglio and Ugo Monye have commented on yesterday’s surprising news that Joe Marler has decided to retire from international rugby, aged just 28.ADVERTISEMENTCapped 59 times by his country, Marler announced his retirement from international rugby due to wanting to spend more time with his family.“It has been an honour and a privilege to represent my country and of course this has been a very difficult decision to make, but I have decided to retire from playing international rugby with immediate effect to spend more time with my family,” he told Quins TV.“It is an incredible commitment to play rugby for England and I strongly believe that if you are unable to give yourself fully to it then it is time to step away. Otherwise it would not be fair on the team, or my family. Being with England you have to spend an incredible amount of time away and I could not do that anymore.“So now is the time to walk away and get some new blood in the team. And I am looking forward to being able to give my wife and children more of my time.“I would like to thank everyone at England for the opportunities that I have been given. I will always be grateful for the memories playing for my country has given me.”He will continue to play for Harlequins, but will be missed in the England setup, coach Eddie Jones said.ADVERTISEMENT“Joe is a great player and team member so I am disappointed and we will miss him. But he has made his decision on personal grounds and we understand his reasoning.“He’s a good guy – an honest, mature person who understands the demands of the game and the demands of family life. I have got to admire his honesty and the way he has gone about this.”Rugby Tonight’s Lawrence Dallaglio and Ugo Monye were both surprised by the Marler decision, one year out from the World Cup.Dallaglio thought it seemed a bit early, suggesting that perhaps the RFU needs to consider offering players time off, much like is done for preservation in New Zealand.ADVERTISEMENT“The timing of it is a bit strange,” said former England captain Dallaglio.“Everyone has to retire at some point – some people are told to retire, and some people just choose to – but I think the timing has caught everyone a little bit by surprise. The natural time for him to retire would be in 12-months time, after the World Cup.”Both former Test players agreed that it’s understandable, however, with a young family and the pressures on professional players nowadays.“The best thing I did in my life is being a dad, and for Joe, he wants to be the best dad that he can be and he wants to be the best husband that he can be,” said Monye.“He’s got two young kids, and wants to give them absolutely everything.. It’s a massive decision he’s made, one that I fully support, and all the best of luck to him and his young family.”Watch the full interview with Marler below, as he talks about retirement and his favourite moments.credit: BT Sport/Harlequins Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


 14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to publish its report into the operation of the National Lottery on Monday 12 March 2001. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to publish its report into the operation of the National Lottery on Monday 12 March 2001. UK Fundraising has been highlighting its meetings over the past few months. Find out more from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Report on National Lottery operation Howard Lake | 7 March 2001 | News read more


first_imgWIZO UK raises record £3.2 million in a year Tagged with: Research / statistics Advertisement  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 23 February 2006 | News WIZO UK, the largest Jewish women’s organisation in the UK, raised £3.2 million last year, its highest annual total to date, according to TotallyJewish.com.Executive Director Marcus Fielding told TotallyJewish.com that the record total had been generated through national group fundraising across the UK, centrally-organised major appeals and campaigns, and legacies. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


first_img  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New appointments for Whitewater Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Whitewater Nonprofit sector direct marketing agency Whitewater has taken on a number of senior staff to service new business wins and extra business from existing clients.Richard Patterson joins as head of digital. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the digital agency arena which includes creating award-winning sites for clients such as MasterCard, Cancer Research UK, Cadbury and Ministry of Defence.Tain Oliff joins from Rapp as new account director leaading a team working with MS Society and the Brooke. As well as experience in acquisition and retention, Oliff has also worked in legacies, major donors, events, community and trusts.New senior planner Jessica Thomas will be working on accounts such as WaterAid and MS Society. She has over 10 years’ direct marketing experience from charity FMCG and retail sectors.www.whitewater.biz Howard Lake | 26 January 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


first_img Tagged with: mobile  1,497 total views,  8 views today Melanie May | 20 February 2020 | News “We are especially interested in working with smaller charities that don’t always get much visibility with a wider audience. We would also like to drive this forward so that we have as many people as possible by the end of the year giving to charitable causes through our app and website.” An online fundraising platform, DonatePal, has launched to help people donate to multiple charities in one transaction, either through the website, or a mobile app.Users can find charities based on their interests and choose whether to make a one-off donation or to set up regular payments. To give through DonatePal, users set up an account by making their first donation. The payment details are saved, allowing users to donate to a variety of different charities from the list. There are also options to make one-off, daily, weekly or monthly donations. Users can also opt in to Gift Aid, as well as check their donation history. Donations are transferred to the chosen charities, which also receive the necessary data to enable them to claim Gift Aid.DonatePal will provide free basic integration links for charities and NGOs that they can send to supporters, which will direct them to DonatePal with the charity preselected to facilitate a quick donation. Branded integration links that allow supporters to navigate from a charity’s site to DonatePal to donate are also available and are free for a limited time. The app is available on Google Play Store, Apple App Store and https://donatepal.app/There is no cost for charities, with a small processing fee passed on to the donor instead. Additional services will be introduced in the future will cost a monthly subscription fee but charities will not be required to use these paid services. DonatePal has been launched by brothers Shan and Umar Sheikh. Founder and CTO Umar Sheikh says the eureka moment came during Ramadan one year when trying to donate to several charities: “I just found the whole idea of logging onto multiple websites, filling in loads of online pages and going through numerous security checks really tedious.“I thought to myself, there has to be a better way, it would be great to have a service which allows you to do give money to lots of charities in one go, and that’s when I came up with the idea of DonatePal.” The app has been under development for two years and charities currently on the platform include Making Herstory and Physicians Across Continents. Shan Sheikh, DonatePal’s COO, believes the next steps are to register as many charities as possible giving users the chance to choose from different causes they are passionate about and believe in.He said: Advertisement DonatePal launches to enable donations to multiple charities simultaneously  1,498 total views,  9 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more


first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders has appealed to the UN special envoy for Burma, former Indonesian foreign minister Ali Alatas, to intervene on behalf of imprisoned journalist Win Tin during a three-day visit to Burma beginning today in which he is to meet Gen. Soe Win, the prime minister. May 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has appealed to the UN special envoy for Burma, former Indonesian foreign minister Ali Alatas, to intervene on behalf of imprisoned journalist Win Tin during a three-day visit to Burma beginning today in which he is to meet Gen. Soe Win, the prime minister. RSF_en News August 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UN special envoy asked to intervene on behalf of Win Tin RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News Follow the news on Myanmar We are confident you will give us positive response.Respectfully,Reporters Without Borders Help by sharing this information US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torturecenter_img Dear Mr. Alatas,Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the case of U Win Tin, a Burmese journalist and adviser to the National League for Democracy (NLD), who has been imprisoned since July 1989. In particular, we request that you press for his release during your official visit to Burma and your meeting with the prime minister, Gen. Soe Win.Now aged 75, U Win Tin has been imprisoned for 16 years for peacefully opposing the government. He has been deprived of his basic rights, including the right to a fair trial and the right to acceptable prison conditions. His detention highlights the way Burma’s judicial system has been co-opted to put a stop to peaceful free expression.Imprisoned above all because of his involvement with the NLD, U Win Tin received additional jail terms for trying to alert the United Nations about human rights violations in Burmese prisons. The authorities also accused him of writing articles and poems for circulation within the prison, where the possession of pen and paper is banned. His already poor health has been aggravated by ill-treatment, including torture, lack of medical care, detention in a cell without bedding (one normally used for army dogs) and deprivation of food and water for long periods.Many of Burma’s 1,350 political prisoners are prisoners of conscience who have been jailed for their peaceful use of the right to free expression. Many are old or ill, or have been given such long sentences that they have no hope of being released before reaching the age of 70 or 80. The authorities continue to arrest and hold political activists in secret, denying them access to lawyers and due process, and to harass former political prisoners and activists. Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts We appeal to your to use your influence with the Burmese government to get Win Tin released. We think this is a timely moment for you to intercede because, since the start of August, Win Tin has qualified under Burmese law for release for good conduct. As a former journalist yourself, you will undoubtedly be receptive to our request. May 26, 2021 Find out more News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Newslast_img read more


first_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today urged interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury to rescind an arrest warrant issued for Shawkat Milton, the correspondent of the daily Janakantha in the southern city of Barisal, who was forced to go into hiding on 12 March in order to avoid arrest.”This is not the first time that this courageous journalist had been the target of harassment by the authorities and politicians,” Reporters Without Borders said. In the past two years, he has been arrested once and physically attacked or threatened at least five times.Milton left his home on 12 March after learning that the local police had received an arrest warrant from Dhaka. He confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that he went into hiding for fear that he would be arrested. It was not known what charges Milton was facing.Janakantha has recently carried several reports by Milton on this week’s mayoral elections in Barisal in which the candidates include Mujibar Rahman Sarwar, a parliamentary leader of the ruling BNP party and associate of the home affairs state minister. One of Milton’s reports raised question about the methods Sarwar has used in the campaign. These reports annoyed Sarwar and other local BNP leaders, who reacted by calling for Milton’s arrest.On 7 September 2002, Milton was attacked by young BNP activists in Barisal and had to be hospitalised in Dhaka with serious injuries to both arms. Follow the news on Bangladesh RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage RSF_en Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Newscenter_img News Organisation Receive email alerts to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific News March 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Janakantha correspondent goes into hiding to avoid arrest May 19, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News Reports Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas RSF_en to go further BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is concerned about apparent foot-dragging in the investigation into the radio journalist Vanderlei “Wanderley” Canuto Leandro’s murder on 1 September in Tabatinga, a border town in the northwestern state of Amazonas. Canuto had accused mayor Samuel Beneguy in May of threatening him in connection with his work. Although no evidence has been produced against the mayor, the probable political motive could block the investigation. News “Political pressure has traditionally been powerful in the north and northeast and it often holds up the investigation in this kind of case or brings it to a complete halt,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Canuto had clearly upset the local authorities by drawing attention on the air to financial irregularities in which they were implicated. Such audacity is extremely dangerous in regions characterized by corruption, organized crime and violence.“We urge the Manaus federal police, who are already handling in the case, to speed up procedures, to examine the possibility of the murder being linked to the victim’s work as a journalist and, if appropriate, to question the authorities in Tabatinga.”Aged 32, Canuto hosted a programme called “Sinal Verde” (Green Light) on Radio Frontera, a local station broadcasting in both Spanish and Portuguese that is located on the Peruvian side of the river border. He also headed Tabatinga’s motorcycle taxi union, Sindimoto. He died instantly when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired eight shots at him near his home on the night of 1 September.According to the Blog da Floresta news website, Canuto had publicly accused the Tabatinga municipal government of illicit purchases and misappropriating school food – cases that are already the subject of judicial investigations.On 6 May, he filed a complaint with the Amazonas state prosecutor’s office in which he reported that Mayor Beneguy has accosted him in street and told him: “Death strikes easily in the border area.” He subsequently reported being harassed by the mayor in the form of regular confiscation of motorcycle taxis belonging to Sindimoto. The mayor has denied these allegations.Canuto’s death brings to four the number of Brazilian journalists killed in apparent or probable connection with their work since the start of the year. September 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern that investigation could stall in Amazonian border journalist’s murder News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News When it comes to fashion and style, Italians rightfully dominate. Their aesthetic blending of form and function with art and execution is an integral part of the country’s persona, where “la bella figura” remains an important aspect of the Italian way of life.Often overlooked (under the growl of Ferraris and ohhs and ahs of couture runways) are the gorgeous Italian accessories which can make or break an outfit, a scene, a successful party, a loved gift.Until now.Enter Colori, a dazzlingly colorful boutique on Mission Street which offers up an ever-changing array of affordably-priced Italian accessories handpicked by Lori Samuels, its owner and muse, whose addiction to small Italian craftsmanship leads her to amazing discoveries.Being a boutique, Samuels points out that many of her store’s products aren’t sold in the United States, but rather each is brought over “one piece at a time” .Her shop doesn’t sell big-box mass-made Italian brands like Valentino, Gucci or Armani, but rather Samuels discovers, curates and offers pieces from small boutique craft rooms and factories that present eloquently conceived design matched by exquisite craftsmanship.“Almost no one’s heard of some of these brands, but that is the fun of it. When someone walks into Colori, they will find items that are unique in color and design, all with attention to detail and quality, says Samuels.The brands that Colori has introduced to southern California include “eyeglass frames from a company called ‘Look at Me’, designed and produced in the Province of Belluno. Known for using materials that are both robust and light, these glasses are truly exceptional,” says Samuels.The pieces are utilitarian but mesmerizingly beautiful.Samuels also tells us about another delicious discovery: “a watch company called Full Spot” which produces a line of fun mix-and-match watches where users can change watch straps, watch faces, according to what they wear or feel.”Many of the sterling silver pieces in Colori are one of a kind. Samuels explains, “the Giacobbi silver is only sold outside of Italy to me and to stores in Moscow, Tokyo and Lugano – that’s it.”Colorful accessories for home, office and travels as well as Cruciani handbags make up most of the store’s inventory.“In this entire store I think we have one black handbag!” Samuels says with a smile. “So it’s all about color.”At Colori – the accent is always on color!Colori is located at 2639 Mission St., San Marino. To find out more about Colori, visit http://www.colori-usa.com, or call (626) 793-0554. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Fashion & Style Add a Dash of Colori Spice up your everyday style with Italian accents, from bracelets and earrings to watches and rings and much much more, at Colori By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, June 17, 2013 | 12:01 pm Make a comment Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


first_imgLatest Stories Print Article Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content NEW FACE: JCA names new executive directorcenter_img Hopper said he is excited to be able to announce Brenda Campbell as the JCA executive director.“There is no doubt that Brenda is the one who can help us move the arts forward at the JCA and in Troy,” he said. “She understands the value of the arts in a community and what the goals of the JCA and the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center are and what it is going to take for us to reach and exceed those goals. Brenda is going to be a team player and a leader of the arts in Troy.”Campbell said she in honored to have been selected as the JCA executive director and is looking forward to going to work. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc. has announced Brenda Campbell of Troy as the new executive director of the Johnson Center for the Arts. Campbell will follow in the footsteps of Bill Hopper, who is stepping away to dedicate more time to his position as vice president of Business and Finance at Alabama State University.Hopper said his three-year tenure at the JCA has been an enlightening experience.“I have learned more about the arts than I ever thought I would and have grown to appreciate the arts in a way I would never have imagined,” he said. “And, I’m not going away. I will continue as board chair of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc. and to be actively involved with the Troy Arts Council.” Published 9:03 pm Friday, November 22, 2019 Police identify murder suspect Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a Troy man found dead Wednesday in his home. Shane Shemar… read more By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Although Campbell is not a native of Troy, she considers herself one having lived in Troy since 1976, when she enrolled at Troy State as a freshman.“In my career, I enjoyed working for retail establishments in Troy, including Leon’s and  Rosenberg’s,” Campbell said. “There, I was able to establish relationships with people from different walks of life throughout the community.”Most of Campbell’s professional years have been spent working at Troy University. After her retirement as director of graduate admissions in 2014, she has continued to work at the university as adjunct professor as well as doing contract work with Auburn University Montgomery and Judson College.“Although I have no working background in the arts, I believe I have skills that will be beneficial to the Johnson Center for the Arts,” she said. “One of the greatest compliments I have ever received was that I know how to work. I’m a self-starter who is willing to jump in where I’m needed.” Campbell said fundraising is a strong suit for her and she is looking forward to working with the public in that area.“I’m honored to have been selected as executive director of the JCA,” she said. “I realize the value of the arts and the role the arts play in Troy. I’m looking forward to being a part of the arts and excited to be working with such a talent and dedicated JCA staff. I am grateful for this opportunity and ready to get started.”last_img read more