DETROIT, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – After a year-long hiatus, the Mid-American Conference and its member schools once again filled the concourse at Ford Field for the second and final day of the league’s annual Media Day today, July 20.
In attendance for the Eastern Michigan University football program were eight-year Head Coach Chris Creighton, along with seniors Thomas Odukoya (Almere, Netherlands-Helen Parkhurst (Garden City)) and Turan Rush (Charleston West Side, W. Va.-Capital (Antelope Valley)). The trio was also in the Motor City last night, July 19, for a handful of events surrounding Media Day. Highlight’s of Monday’s schedule featured meetings with MAC leadership and a trip to the Fowling Warehouse, where Odukoya and Rush battled other players from around the league.
The conference’s premiere event of the outing was today, as it welcomed in outside media members from around the country and officially kicked off the MAC’s 2021 football festivities. Creighton and Rush started their morning with a stint on ESPN3, where Michael Reghi and Dustin Fox asked the duo about the upcoming season and expectations surrounding the team. Creighton hit on his experienced roster, while Rush emphasized his energy as a key trait to his game.
The day was officially ushered in by Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, the league’s commissioner, who took the stage in front of a sea of cameras and reporters and delivered his annual press conference. Major topics within the address included information regarding ongoing COVID-19 protocols, and name, image, and likeness. For more information on Dr. Steinbrecher and the conference, visit GetSomeMACtion.com.
Following the commissioner’s press conference, Creighton, Odukoya and Rush were visited by multiple reporters from around the state of Michigan and the region that encompasses the MAC.
Appearances with Cleveland.com, Sirius radio, and WJR radio continued Creighton’s busy stretch as the player duo sat down for an appearance on the MAC’s official podcast, Call to MACtion. The trio performed numerous other structured interviews and content recordings with both the media and conference officials before closing out the afternoon.
To see and hear all content from the 2021 MAC Football Media Day, be sure to follow EMUFB on Instagram, @EMUFB on Twitter, and click on the links above. As always, continue to visit EMUEagles.com for the most up-to-date information on all things EMU football, and EMU Athletics.
Queen's to host symposium unpacking media representations of witchcraft – Kingstonist
A week-long virtual symposium is organized from August 16 to 22 by The Witch Institute, a one-time symposium hosted by the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University in Katarokwi/Kingston. The Witch Institute is a collaborative meeting space for people who want to share diverse understandings of witches and witchcraft and “complicate, reframe, and remediate media representations that often continue to perpetuate colonial, misogynistic, and Eurocentric stereotypes of the archetypal figure,” according to the organization’s website.
“We noticed a recent trend in witch-related media across television, film, music, and fashion where the witch is often cast as a feminist icon, and we wanted to understand the significance of this recent resurgence of witch imagery,” said Emily Pelstring, Co-Organizer of The Witch Institute.
The symposium constitutes seven planned events, including 18 roundtables, 14 workshops, and many exciting screenings, talks, and performances. It includes a lecture by Dr. Silvia Federici on the role of witch hunts in colonization and globalization processes; a conversation between the star of the iconic 90s witch film The Craft, Rachel True, and Dani Bethea about the representation of black femininity in witch horror; a screening and conversation around Anna Biller’s feminist satire The Love Witch; and an expanded version of the short film program Spellbound, with an accompanying workshop and raffled multimedia Collective Spell Package, curated by Geneviève Wallen.
“We suspect that this rise in interest in witchcraft and the reclamation of witch-identity is in part a response to the intensification of the conservative politics that we are seeing across the globe. If this is the case on some level, it is worth asking more questions about how these reclamations respond to the current conditions and what witchcraft and related practices mean for marginalized communities,” said Pelstring.
The symposium is free to attend for the public and is virtual, but ticket reservation is required due to limited numbers.
“We hope that this week-long symposium effectively brings together voices from various communities with different approaches to sharing knowledge. We are hosting roundtables and workshops where scholars, artists, and practitioners of witchcraft will come into dialogue with one another. This can only enrich the conversations we have around the roles of media, spirituality, creativity, and political activism in our lives,” said Pelstring.
Visit www.witchinstiute.com for a full schedule of events and to reserve tickets.
Social media extortion cases are increasing: FSJ RCMP – Energeticcity.ca
Shortly after, the individual receives a message or email saying that the video has been recorded and that the video will be released to family and friends unless a certain amount of money is paid.
“As anonymous as social media may seem, certain activities can come with some terrible consequences,” said Constable Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP detachment.
“Individuals need to take steps to protect themselves because there are always those looking to take advantage of others.”
Steps to keep yourself safe online:
- Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know,
- Don’t share any personal information with anyone such as date of birth, Social Insurance Number or banking information,
- Don’t share intimate photos of yourself because once you have sent them, you can never get them back,
- Be aware that the person on the other end of a video chat could record the entire interaction.
Police advise extortion victims not to forward any money after these requests and file a report with the police.
Mounties say if banking information is shared, contact the bank, flag accounts and check in with both credit bureaus, either Equifax or TransUnion.
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Police and politicians’ efforts to limit public access to recent events in Toronto and Vancouver Island have cast a spotlight on the role of journalists and spurred concerns over freedom of the press.
The decision by authorities in Toronto to fence off public parks last month as municipal staff and police cleared homeless encampments sparked backlash from media outlets and advocates, who have petitioned the city to allow reporters on site during the operations.
The push for media access in Toronto came on the heels of a court decision that ordered RCMP in British Columbia to allow reporters entry to blockades in Fairy Creek, where demonstrators have been protesting old-growth logging. – Elena De Luigi, The Canadian Press
As Canadian news organizations continue their unsustainable revenue decline, who should step into the breach but Facebook and Google, the two giant platforms that gobble up three quarters of all digital ad dollars?
They have signed secret deals with dozens of desperate publishers to provide financial and other supports.
On the surface, their assistance may appear a positive development. Closer consideration reveals a disturbing new dependency. One of the great functions of journalism is to hold the powerful — political and economic — to account. – Edward Greenspon & Katie Davey, The Star
Zoom Video Communications Inc. has agreed to pay US$85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, and letting hackers disrupt Zoom meetings in a practice called Zoombombing.
Though Zoom collected about $1.3B in Zoom Meetings subscriptions from class members, the plaintiffs’ lawyers called the $85 million settlement reasonable given the litigation risks. They intend to seek up to $21.25 million for legal fees. – Jonathan Stempel, Reuters
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