Since Tuesday, 11 members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders have opted out of their CFL contracts to pursue NFL opportunities.
Thus far, none of them have signed agreements with teams south of the border. Brett Lauther is one of the players who decided to try his luck, and he’s using a creative approach to getting noticed.
“I keep being that annoying guy on social media right now,” laughed the kicker. “I’m just trying to get that shot, and I feel like I’m ready for it.”
Lauther has an agent, but he’s been making his own audition-tapes, filming himself kicking consecutive balls from different distances.
In one of the videos, Lauther can be heard saying “We’re lined up at 40 yards as you can probably tell or hear in this crazy wind today, from left to right.”
He’s tweeted them out, put them on YouTube, and has even publicly messaged teams who might be in need of a kicker. He responded with a “waving” emoji to the Buffalo Bills after the NFL team announced they’d released kicker Stephen Hauschka over social media.
“I don’t usually like doing that kind of stuff,” admitted Lauther.
But the 29-year-old is all too familiar with trying to get noticed by a team, by any means possible.
“It’s kind of like I’m reverting back to trying to get back in the CFL again, you never know who’s going to see something,” said Lauther.
Before joining the Riders in 2018, Lauther spent six years trying to crack a CFL roster. At the time, he worked at Jack Astors in his home province of Nova Scotia, and kicked on local fields in his spare time.
“I’m going down the exact same road, I’m going back to the same fields that I was out here, doing the exact same thing just in hopes of getting that shot,” said Lauther.
In his first season as a starting kicker in the CFL, Lauther lead the league in field goals. That season, and the following one in 2019, he successfully made the longest field goal attempts in the league: 56 yards in 2018, 57 yards in 2019.
A cancelled CFL season could be a wild plot twist in Lauther’s already amazing story.
“How crappy it’s been for everyone it’s almost like it would make me laugh if I did get a shot to play in the NFL,” joked Lauther. “It would kind of add on to the next chapter of what I’m really trying to do.”
The kicker admits it’s a longshot and doesn’t think he’s on any NFL team’s radar yet.
“Worst case, I get to hopefully come back to the Riders,” said Lauther. “If not, the CFL and just resign, and hopefully there’s a CFL season next year.
Riders who have requested, and have been released from their CFL contracts:
- Christian Campbell
- Cameron Judge
- Pete Robertson
- Tevin Mitchel
- Deshaun Davis
- Cory Thomas
- Demetrius Harris
- Cameron Jefferson
- DeMarcus Ayers
- Brett Lauther
- Jon Ryan
Bright Mountain Media Inc: Meet the team behind a digital media phenom that has tripled in value in the past six months – Proactive Investors USA & Canada
It appears to be well and truly delivering on its potential with the digital content and advertising specialist already predicting revenue growth in excess of 200%.
But what do 2021 and 2022 look like? Acquisitions may be on the cards with chief executive Kip Speyer calling it a buyer’s market.
Investors are only just starting to understand the story.
The shares have motored from just over US$1 in March to over US$3 today. Is there more to come?
Make up your mind after meeting the team behind Bright Mountain Media at Proactive’s Disruptive Growth Virtual Forum on September 23 at 1pm EST.
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ARHT Media Enters into Strategic Partnership with Digital Nation Entertainment LLC – GlobeNewswire
TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ARHT Media Inc. (“ARHT” or “the Company”) (TSXV:ART), the global leader in the development, production and distribution of high-quality, low latency hologram and digital content, is pleased announce that it has formed a Strategic Partnership with Los Angeles based Digital Nation Entertainment (DNE). As part of this agreement, Digital Nation Entertainment has selected ARHT Media’s HoloPresence Display system as well as a complete Capture Studio system, to provide their cutting-edge hologram technology solution for each of their currently deployed activations.
Digital Nation Entertainment is a mixed reality production and entertainment network inspired by the limitless potential of gaming, storytelling and technology. DNE is building the framework for the immersive entertainment of the future, including volumetric video, mixed reality and digital entertainment.
“Following a very successful activation with ARHT Media in Q1 2020, they became the logical strategic partner to deliver life sized and life like interactive holograms for our growing list of international clients, “commented DNE CEO Craig Evans, “Our latest collaboration is already generating significant buzz.”
“DNE are masters of marrying great storytelling with technology that delivers a unique experience like no other, “said ARHT CEO Larry O’Reilly, “And we have the bonus of having trained their techs on how to deliver our technology, which increases our pool of talent to delight our clients and theirs.”
About ARHT Media
ARHT Media’s patented HoloPresence technology is a complete end-to-end solution that creates a sense of presence for audiences – as though the holographic presenter was actually live in the room. With no noticeable latency, ARHT Media makes two-way live communication with a 3D holographic presenter anywhere in the world possible. We can also playback pre-recorded content and 3D animations on our HoloPresence displays to deliver rich holographic experiences. Add to this our capability to stream the same content online on our premium Virtual Global StageTM.
ARHT Media trades under the symbol “ART” on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.
This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, disclosure related to the Company’s sales funnel; the Company’s technology; the potential uses for the Company’s technology; the future planned events using the Company’s technology; the future success of the Company; the ability of the Company to monetize the ARHT Media technology; the development of the Company’s technology; and interest from parties in ARHT’s products. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: general business, economic and competitive uncertainties; regulatory risks; risks inherent in technology operations; and other risks of the technology industry. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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VOCM Receives Media Award for Coverage of Mental Health Issues – VOCM
VOCM News has been recognized by the Canadian Mental Health Association with their Media Award for 2020.
The award recognizes a person, group, or organization that has shown outstanding quality promotion and awareness of mental health issues in the province.
The CMHA-NL calls VOCM a “great corporate and community citizen using its platform to raise awareness of mental health issues, promote available supports, and reduce stigma.”
Board member Ronalda Walsh says the award is a way to recognize those efforts.
The award was presented yesterday at the CMHA-NL’s annual general meeting.
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