David Fizdale’s commitment to the Knicks’ youth movement is a good thing for Frank Ntilikina, not so much for Enes Kanter. In the aftermath of the Knicks’ 127-109 loss to the Thunder on Monday afternoon at the Garden, one player was speaking optimistically about the remaining part of the season, while another was wondering about his future. This clash in attitude is inevitable on a team in transition and could lead to internal division as the Knicks try to negotiate the final months of their season. “Right now, we have to grow these kids and to see who is moving forward with us,” Fizdale said after the Knicks lost their 10th straight game at home. Kanter got in Monday’s Martin Luther King Day game only because starting center Luke Kornet sprained his ankle seven minutes into the first quarter. Otherwise, the 23-year-old from Vanderbilt would have shared duties in the post with Mitchell Robinson, the 20-year-old rookie. Kanter, 26, said he was … [Read more...] about How Knicks’ youth movement works in Frank Ntilikina’s favor
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January 4, 2019 by Observer Staff Leave a Comment (SACRAMENTO) – In light of recent unrest spearheaded at local malls by area teens, local leaders are joining forces to give them positive opportunities. Leaders joined Chet Hewitt, President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, and Mayor Darrell Steinberg at a press conference Thursday at the Greater Sacramento Urban League to announce a series of pop-up events aimed at supporting community-based organizations working in underserved Sacramento neighborhoods to engage youth in their areas. The pop-up events will be held simultaneously throughout the city on Jan. 4 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6. The events are designed to provide positive, safe environments and activities for all local youth as they prepare to return to school. The community organizations participating in the citywide pop-up effort are trusted partners in their communities and understand the importance … [Read more...] about Pop-up Events Provide Positive Opportunities for Youth to Gather
Todd “Youth” Schofield died at his L.A. home on the night of Oct. 26. He was 47 years old. The cause of death is yet to be determined. He is survived by his three daughters, Isabella, Ellie and Abija. The guitarist played in a multitude of revered and beloved bands based in both New York and Los Angeles, including Danzig, Samhain, Warzone, Murphy's Law, D Generation and Fireburn. He also performed with Motörhead, Cheap Trick and Agnostic Front.We became friends after I interviewed him as the frontman for The Chelsea Smiles back in 2005, and though I found him kind of cocky during that interview (as is evident from the headline, “Cocks of the Rock” ), as I got to know him over the years, I saw that behind the ballsiness and bravado of his stage persona, he truly was a kind and giving soul. He practiced Hinduism and was known to take friends to Skid Row to help feed the homeless. A couple of years ago, he offered to put together an all-star band to play … [Read more...] about Guitarist Todd Youth (R.I.P.) Brought the Rock From NYC to L.A.
Mayor Mike Duggan speaking to youth participating in Grow Detroit’s Young Talent. Jobs are being created all over the city, including those for Detroit’s youth. Flanked by foundations, employers, and other partners, Mayor Mike Duggan announced the start of the 2018 Grow Detroit Young Talent’s (GDYT) summer jobs program. The program provides six-week summer employment experiences for 8,210 Detroit youth, ages 14-24, at over 500 job sites. The announcement was made at Rickman Enterprise Group on the city’s west side, which will host the Herman Moore Tackle Life Foundation program, providing training in photography and image editing to 30 youth this summer. The mayor was also joined by over 50 GDYT youth program participants, as well as many of the funding partners that have raised $11.5M to fund this year’s program. “For many of the youth here today and those who are already working, the next six weeks will change their lives,” said Mayor … [Read more...] about Grow Detroit’s Young Talent offers city’s youth work experience
The UA Art Museum: The UA’s art museum has several exhibitions up right now, including one on the evolution of women printmakers, one filled with art created by local high schoolers, an exploration of light and photography by multidisciplinary artist Richard Slechta and The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo, one of the most important works to come out of 15th-century Spain. Check them all out, but do try to see the exhibit "X, Y, Z: Art in Three Dimensions" which features art that’s been formed, molded, carved, cast or otherwise arranged. As you take in the art, you can reflect on what it means to take up space, cast a shadow and have texture. "X, Y, Z" is on display through Sunday, June 24. Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. UA Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Road. $8 GA, $6.50 seniors and groups of 10 or more. Free for members, students with ID, faculty, staff, military personnel, AAM … [Read more...] about 4 Great Things to do in Tucson Today: Thursday, June 14