first_imgSamuel T. Grossman, 31, of Palm Springs, California, passed away December 31, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.  Sam was born July 16, 1988 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Lori Wise and Tony Grossman.  Sam spent his youth in Batesville, Indiana and graduated from Batesville High School in 2007.  While in school, he ran cross country and was a vital member of the high school’s swim team.  He enjoyed skiing at Perfect North Slopes and going on ski trips with friends.Sam continued his education at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago where he completed his degree with honors in Economics in 2011. He pursued post-graduate studies in quantitative finance at Fordham University.After living in New York City for several years, Sam moved to Palm Springs.  There he met numerous close friends that he no doubt considered family and also his loving partner Brien.  He and Brien loved to hike together and were Disneyland season pass holders.Sam is survived by his parents, Lori Wise (Gary) and Tony Grossman (Marjorie Schoelles-Grossman); partner, Brien O’Brien; brother, Evan Grossman (Ali); sister, Suzanne Grossman (Erin Reister); aunt, Lisa Love; nieces, Logan and Parker Mejia; maternal grandmother, Suzanne Love; paternal grandmother, Marty Ellen Grossman; step-siblings, Megan Jordan (JW) and Michael Wise (Megan); step-nieces and nephews, John and Ruby Jordan,  Morgan and Marley Wise; along with numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and countless friends.He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank Love and his paternal grandfather, Leonard Grossman.Friends and family may call on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 4-5:30pm followed by a 5:30pm Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Samuel, all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.    Rev. Tom Sweets officiating.  A service in Palm Springs will take place on January 25, 2020.Memorials may be given to the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, CA https://www.desertaidsproject.org/support-our-mission/ or Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/donateOnline condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments It’s never an easy task preparing for a triple-option offense. The style is a staple for only a few schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision.An option-based spread offense as fine-tuned as the one deployed by Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson — one that has rushed for 378.2 yards per game this season — presents an extremely daunting task.‘Sometimes it takes a couple series to get used to the speed you’re seeing it at,’ Maryland head coach Randy Edsall said during Wednesday’s Atlantic Coast Conference teleconference. ‘You cannot demonstrate that speed and that execution with your scout team during the week.’The Terrapins are the next team to try and contain one of the most potent and unique offenses in all of college football this weekend. Georgia Tech’s (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) triple-option offense has presented all kinds of problems for its opponents at this juncture of the season. Through five games this season the undefeated No. 13 Yellow Jackets have averaged the most rushing yards per game in the nation.It’s an offense that has succeeded everywhere that Johnson has coached. As a head coach at Navy, Johnson’s team led the league in rushing for three straight seasons from 2005-07. Though many critics questioned whether the triple option would succeed in a Bowl Championship Series conference like the ACC, the Yellow Jackets have been in the top five in the nation running the ball in each of Johnson’s first three seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson believes this year’s Georgia Tech team has been the most efficient.‘They’re doing a good job blocking downfield, and we’ve been efficient in the throwing game,’ Johnson said during the teleconference. ‘The nature of what we do kind of spreads you out, and if you make a mistake or miss a tackle, there’s a tendency to have a big play.’North Carolina State struggled to prevent those big plays last week. The Yellow Jackets produced 13 plays that went more than 10 yards, including two touchdowns. In all, the Yellow Jackets have averaged a superb 8.84 yards per play this season.Georgia Tech’s offense presents a distinct test for defenses because the ball often ends up in the hands of multiple offensive playmakers. The nature of Johnson’s triple option is that he utilizes a quarterback, a fullback and two slot running backs. Any one of them can carry the football. Eight players have more than 15 carries for the Yellow Jackets this season.The running back tails the quarterback on a bootleg and the quarterback has the ability to pitch the ball backward. The confusion this style of offense presents often leads to largely positive plays.‘You can’t get frustrated,’ Edsall said. ‘You have to find a way to try and get them off-schedule because they get 3 or 4 yards a pop, and 3 or 4 yards on a drive is going to get you a first down. You’ve got to be patient, you’ve got to understand that they might break a play for 10 or 12 at times.’And this season, the Yellow Jackets have added an extra element to their game that has raised concern for many coaches. Despite throwing the football just 59 times altogether, they are averaging 208.8 yards per game through the air. Starting quarterback Tevin Washington has thrown 10 touchdown passes to one interception.The passing game kept North Carolina State honest on defense last game and allowed Georgia Tech to rush for 296 yards in a 45-35 win.‘It scared the heck out of us,’ Wolfpack head coach Tom O’Brien said during the teleconference. ‘We held them to 4-of-13 (sic) throwing the ball, but all four plays were big plays.’On the first drive of the game against North Carolina State, the Yellow Jackets were faced with fourth-and-10 on their own 48-yard line. Johnson sent out the punting unit. But just when O’Brien thought he had contained the option offense for a drive, Johnson had another trick up his sleeve.The long snapper sent the ball to defensive back Jemea Thomas, who sped up field off the right tackle and took the ball down to the Wolfpack’s 25-yard line. Four plays later, Georgia Tech took the lead.Johnson’s unique scheme has led the Yellow Jackets to their first 5-0 season since 1990. Maryland will look to contain a team who runs the option around 40 times each day, Johnson said, and the task at hand remains an intimidating one. No one has stopped it yet.‘The toughest thing that you have in preparing for Georgia Tech is you can get the look at it in practice,’ Edsall said. ‘You don’t get the look in terms of the speed or precision of how they run it because that’s all they do. That’s the thing that’s a concern when you go in to play them.’adtredin@syr.educenter_img Published on October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more


first_imgFrank Lampard has admitted it would be a “disaster” if Chelsea failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.A goalless draw against Fulham on Monday saw the champions remain in fifth place in the Premier League.With Chelsea trailing leaders Manchester United by 12 points, the 32-year-old midfielder denied that the cup competitions were now the priority.Speaking at the launch of the England Footballers’ Foundation, Lampard told BBC Sport: “We must finish in the top four and can never take our eye off the ball, it would be a disaster if we didn’t qualify.”Chelsea host Everton in round four of the FA Cup on Saturday and play FC Copenhagen in the first knockout round of the Champions League three days later.And Lampard admitted that the two competitions were now vital to his club. He said: “There’s huge importance because you can see the league’s going to be difficult and that means it’s more important to reach finals.”The club’s record signing Fernando Torres has failed to score in the two matches he has played since his £50m move from Liverpool but Lampard also backed his team-mate to star for his new club.“He’s made a huge difference,” he said. “No, he hasn’t scored in two games but all the spotlight is on him.“There’s a huge responsibility, people are looking to him to do it instantly, but he will make a difference to us.“He’s a top-class player, he has boosted the lads already and for sure will come good, he’s going to add to us in a big way. “David Luiz has come in as well and has been fantastic.”With £25m for Luiz, Chelsea splashed out £75m on transfer window deadline day and Lampard said he was delighted by the January spending spree.“I was slightly surprised but it was very exciting and I was pleased,” he said.“It’s a huge boost to have such quality players that we needed at the time.“We haven’t spent much in recent years compared to some by our standards, but last season we won the [League and FA Cup] double and this was a good time for us to go into the market. “I’m just thankful we’ve got the funds to do this.”Lampard admitted Chelsea’s inconsistent form this season has been down to “a few factors”.“We haven’t performed as well, there’s been injuries, and some unsettling moments, but if you don’t perform you fall behind in the title race and that’s the reason really.”Lampard is the nephew of Harry Redknapp, and after seeing his uncle mastermind Spurs’ victory over AC Milan on Tuesday, the Chelsea player admitted he would like to see him manage England after Fabio Capello steps down in 2012.“There’d be a few candidates,” he said. “It’s for him and the FA to decide but it’d be nice if it were an English manager. “At the moment Harry’s doing a fantastic job at Spurs and if he has an opportunity to manage England I’m sure he’d be an outstanding manager. But at the moment we have to play for Capello and we have to win something.”Lampard captained England to victory over Denmark on 9 February but insists there is still a lot of work to do before the national team can claim to have fully recovered from their World Cup debacle in South Africa.“Since the World Cup we’ve had good and not so good results,” he said.“We haven’t turned the corner yet. That is a process and takes time.“When we reach the European Championships and do better than we did at the World Cup then we can say we have.” Source: BBClast_img read more


first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as Chairperson of the African Peers Review (APR) Forum, has nominated, for consideration and appointment two prominent diplomats to head the APR Panel of eminent persons.Those nominated by the Liberian leader include Ambassador Fatuma Nyirakobwa Ndangiza of Rwanda and Ambassador Ashraf Rashed of Egypt as the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, respectively, of the APR Panel.Heads of State and Government are presently in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis-Ababa, attending the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU), where several cardinal issues including a report of activities of the AU Peace and Security Council and the state of peace and security in Africa. The AU leaders have also launched 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa.President Sirleaf made the nomination, according to a dispatch from the Ethiopia Capital, Addis-Ababa on Wednesday 29, 2014, when she chaired the 20th Summit of the Committee of Heads of State and Government of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).Ambassador Ndangiza succeeds the outgoing Chairperson of the APR Panel, Barrister Akere Tabeng Muna of Cameroon, who served as a Panel Member from 2003 to January 2014. She was first appointed as member of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons at the 16th Summit of the APR Forum in January 2012. The new Vice-Chair was at the same time appointed to the APR Panel.Additionally, President Sirleaf recommended the appointment of three distinguished Africans as new Panel Members to replace Barrister Muna (Cameroon), Barrister Jullienne Onziel Gnelenga (Congo Brazzaville) and Dr. Amos C. Sawyer (Liberia) whose four-year tenure as Panel Members expires this month.Those preferred by the Liberian leader are: Edem Kojo (Togo), Professor Abo Mengeuel (Sudan), and Mr. Mahamoud Yossouf Khayal (Chad).President Sirleaf lauded the outgoing panelists, for what she termed their invaluable role in the progress of APRM, “…and I look forward to your continued support to this proud Pan-African initiative.”She pointed out that in the last 10 years, the APRM has proven itself an important tool for detecting possible fault lines in the continent’s national governance systems; has shown its strength as an early warning mechanism for emerging issues and potential crisis in some countries reviewed; and has equally provided an opportunity to showcase the best practices in some countries on the continent.President Sirleaf maintained that Africa’s success in achieving the standards set for good governance is heavily dependent on its ability to ensure self-governance and respect for the rules, protocols, and structures that constitute the Mechanism.She cautioned the important strengthening the lines of communication between the bodies that make up the APRM, to ensure that informed and prudent administrative decisions are made by those vested with the proper authority to make them. “This includes the implementation of the Mechanism structure which was approved by the Forum in May 2013,” she said.She called for the vetting of staff of the APRM Secretariat with swiftness and urgency, stressing that it must be done transparently and fairly. She thanked South Africa for agreeing to undertake the hiring of a firm to facilitate the recruitment process.President Sirleaf had recommended that the APRM Forum be made a permanent part of the African Union system, and urged the Committee of Heads of State of the Forum to support and protect the continent’s mechanism in fulfilling its mandate for the benefit of Africa.Speaking earlier, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Haile Mariam Desalegn, expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf for the exemplary leadership of the APRM Forum.PM Desalegn, who is also Chairperson of the Assembly of AU, said APR Forum is the means by which the continent can say no to undue interference from outside forces; and when the continent knows exactly what to do to ensure security, good governance, development and democratic rule. He hoped that more countries would accede to the APRM Process.The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, recognized the APRM Forum as the continent’s self-monitoring mechanism that must be supported by all of its leaders.Madam Zuma, who is the wife of South African President, Jacob Zuma, reminded the forum members that the APRM Forum was created in 2003 to help promote good governance and economic change, and insisted that the APRM represents an early warning system for potential problems in Member States.The APR Mechanism, an initiative of the African Union that was established in March 2003 by the Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), is an instrument for monitoring performance in governance among Member States, and provides support for the improvement of such performance.Thirty-four AU Member States, including Liberia, have voluntarily acceded to the Mechanism. Seventeen countries that have completed their self-assessment have been peer-reviewed by the Forum of Heads of State and Government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgRep. Domah receives the symbolic key of the district from a proxy of former Rep. DunahRoger Domah, the newly-elected Representative of Nimba County Electoral District #7, has promised to complete all public projects his predecessor did not complete until his tenure expired.Rep. Domah, who spoke in Saclepea on Saturday, March 10, at a well attended reconciliation conference organized by his office, also assured the residents that he would complete any of the projects his predecessor had initiated.“Any project [that] government money was used for in the district will be completed by my administration while at the same time we embark on new ones,” Domah declared.He spoke against a typical Liberian tendency that allow any new and in-coming government to abandon state-funded projects to the detriment of public resources. Rather, said government tends to reinvent another project to be funded by the same taxpayers’ money.Rep Domah (far right) with other representatives and local leaders unveiling the keyDomah called on the citizens to remain united and work together so as to complete any of the public projects his predecessor, Worlea Saywah Dunah, did not complete.“Even though I have my own initiatives that the citizens would point to in the future, let us first complete the incomplete ones to safeguard public funds,” he said.He promised to make his leadership inclusive, thereby calling on his supporters and the citizens in general to reconcile, whatever the differences, to live and work  in peace and unity.“I am appealing to everyone of you to come together as one body, so we can move our development agenda forward, because this is no time to campaign,” Domah said.He said that nobody in the 2017 October legislative race was more qualified or had better ideas than the rest of the contestants; but if they come together they can make the district better again since the election was over.“No matter what tribe you speak, which religion you belong to and which party one voted for, my heart remains freely open to all, because I am here to embrace everyone so that we can work together,” the Representative said.“District #7 is centrally located, whatever we do here can easily spread to the rest of the County and if we come together and put our differences aside, Nimba County will follow suit,” he said.Domah’s victory in the October 2017 legislative election was challenged by one of the contestants,  Evan Koah, over alleged fraud. However the Supreme Court ruled in Domah’s favor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMonaco face an almost impossible task to retain their Ligue 1 title with a squad shorn of players that lit up their championship charge as big-spending rivals Paris St Germain look to add Brazilian striker Neymar to their bloated ranks.The principality side have seen Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva all depart for the Premier League and sports daily L’Equipe reported on Thursday that coveted French forward Kylian Mbappe has also asked to leave the club.Meanwhile, last season’s runners-up PSG have recruited Brazil full back Dani Alves from Juventus and are close to completing the staggering acquisition of Neymar from Barcelona for a world record 222 million euros ($262.94 million).”We know that it will be very difficult to successfully defend our title and everybody knows who the favourites are,” Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said ahead of Friday’s opening day of the season.Monaco have also lost forward Valere Germain to Olympique de Marseille and midfielder Nabil Dirar to Fenerbahce but the side has constantly shown they can adapt and evolve in recent seasons under the shrewd guidance of coach Leonardo Jardim.The Portuguese has steered them to top-three finishes in every campaign since joining in 2013-14 and last year Monaco played some of the most attractive football in Europe as they netted 107 league goals on the way to a famous title triumph.Monaco have a reputation for nurturing young talent and they will be looking to get the most out of Belgian prospect Youri Tielemans, a gifted midfielder who scored 18 goals and had 15 assists for Anderlecht last season.advertisement”Like every year, we will try to rely on a blend of talent and experience and we’ve been implementing this in our recruitment,” Vasilyev added.Monaco kick off the season on Friday at home to Toulouse as they bid to move within one victory of the French record of 14 consecutive league wins, having prevailed in their last 12 games of the previous campaign.PSG take on Amiens at the Parc des Princes on Saturday but even if he has completed the transfer, Neymar and the club’s fans will need to wait a little longer until he makes his debut.Other title contenders include Marseille, who have strengthened with the arrival of Germain from Monaco, midfielder Luiz Gustavo from VfL Wolfsburg and defender Adil Rami from Sevilla.Nice, third last season, will again rely on volatile Italian striker Mario Balotelli to lead the line for a side buoyed by their progression to the Champions League playoffs with an away goals win over Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday.($1 = 0.8443 euros)last_img read more


first_imgzoom Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has reported that its annual passenger carrying figures exceeded five million for first time in 20 years.During 2016, the company handled a total of 5,055,827 passengers and 1,356,396 cars, which increased by 9.2 percent and 15.9 percent year-on-year, respectively.“Many routes saw very significant rises in both passenger and car numbers in the first full year after the roll-out of road equivalent tariff (RET) across all areas,” CalMac said.The company added that the busiest route overall in the network continues to be Ardrossan in North Ayrshire to Brodick on the Isle of Arran, carrying 828,262 people and 202,843 cars in 2016, a rise of 8.7 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively.The highest increase on a 2015-2016 like-for-like route was a substantial 74 percent rise in cars on the Tobermory to Kilchoan crossing and 52.2 and 52.3 percent on both the Oban to Lismore and the Mallaig to the Small Isles runs, respectively.A larger vessel will operate the Tobermory-Kilchoan crossing this summer to help cater for the growth in numbers, thereby increasing capacity.In terms of largest percentage increases in passengers, Tarbert on Loch Fyne to Portavadie recorded 35.5 percent, with 29.6 percent and 21.8 percent on Tobermory to Kilchoan and Oban to Lismore, respectively.“These figures underline the success of the full roll out of Road Equivalent Tariff on the Clyde and Hebrides ferry network, a key commitment from the Scottish Government,” Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, said.The company operates the UK’s largest ferry network, with 32 vessels carrying out more than 136,000 individual sailings annually across an area which extends some 200 miles from Campbeltown on Kintyre and the Isle of Arran in the south, to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the north.last_img read more


first_imgThe United Nations has launched the #WildforLife campaign against illegal trade in wildlife, warning that such trade is pushing species to the brink of extinction, robbing countries of their natural heritage and profiting international criminal networks.UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen taking part in the #Wildforlife campaign“Each year, thousands of wild animals are illegally killed, often by organized criminal networks motivated by profit and greed,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a press release. “I call on all Governments and people everywhere to support the new United Nations campaign, Wild for Life, which aims to mobilize the world to end this destructive trade. Preserving wildlife is crucial for the well-being of people and planet alike,” he added.The campaign, which was launched today at the second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi, aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade in wildlife.The campaign is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).The initiative is being backed by celebrities from across the globe, including UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors. These include Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen, who is fighting for sea turtles; four-time African Footballer of the Year Yaya Touré (Manchester City, Côte d’Ivoire), who is backing elephants; and actor Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries, Lost), who is rooting for pangolins.They are being joined by major celebrities from China, India, Indonesia, Lebanon and Viet Nam battling to conserve species such as orangutans, tigers, rhinos and helmeted hornbills, and calling for citizen support to end the demand that is driving the illegal trade, the agencies said.“It saddens me that in the 21st century, with all our knowledge and power, we are still hearing stories of wildlife facing the possibility of extinction at the hands of man,” said Ms. Bündchen.“Knowledge is power and now is the time to set our minds to ending all illegal wildlife trade before the choice is no longer in our hands. Today, I am giving my name to change the game for sea turtles,” she added.Between 2010 and 2012, 100,000 elephants were killed for their ivory in Africa. Three rhinos are killed every day, and the western black rhino has already become extinct. Pangolins – scaly anteaters – are the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Great apes are already locally extinct in several African nations, the agencies stressed.The campaign asks participants to find their kindred species and use their own spheres of influence to end the illegal trade, however it touches or impacts them.Profits from the illegal wildlife trade sometimes go into the pockets of international criminal networks, threatening peace and security, and damaging the livelihoods of local communities who depend on tourism.Stopping this trade is also crucial to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as it threatens countries’ biodiversity and people’s livelihoods, and disturbs peace. (SDG 15) in particular calls for the protection of wild fauna and flora, as well as the ecosystems that they depend on – including targets on combatting and addressing the supply and demand of illegal wildlife products, the agencies said.Politicians, celebrities and business leaders will be making pledges during UNEA-2 and in the run-up to World Environment Day, which is observed on 5 June and whose theme this year is “Go Wild For Life” to tie in with the campaign. Angola, the global host of this year’s Day, will be making significant pledges to tackle the illegal ivory trade at the event.John Kay, the lead singer of Steppenwolf, a Canadian-American rock group, donated the use of the group’s iconic 1968 hit song Born to Be Wild to the campaign.To find out more, click here.last_img read more


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first_img Twitter TORONTO – Today, RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (The Canadian Academy) announced their partnership on a new initiative called the Music Video Production Project (MVP Project). The MVP Project will support and promote emerging Canadian recording artists and filmmakers in the creation of music video content, increasing resources available within the national music community.“RBC has worked closely with the music and film communities to create a program that specifically focuses on emerging artists, so they too have access to critical funding,” said Matt McGlynn, Vice President of Brand Marketing, RBC. “We’re thrilled to found the MVP Project alongside The Canadian Academy, which will boost Canada’s music economy.”Established by RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize, the MVP Project will be administered by The Canadian Academy, aiming to enable Canadian creatives to explore their craft, hone their filmmaking skills, and encourage growth within their respective industries. In addition to today’s announcement, The Canadian Academy has officially acquired the Prism Prize, which will be fully integrated into the national organization. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: The MVP Project is open to recording artists and/or directors who identify as “Emerging Artists“. Over two rounds of funding support for artists and storytellers will be offered through music video production grants valued between $5,000 and $15,000. Each round will also include a curated component, which aims to foster an existing director/recording artist relationship. In addition to the grants, successful candidates will receive mentorship and networking opportunities.“Canadian music video directors are bringing into the world some of the most exciting, creative and genre-busting visual stories of our time,” said Louis Calabro, Vice President Programming, The Canadian Academy and Founder of the Prism Prize. “We see an undisputed urgency and relevance to the work of music video and we could not be more excited to welcome these often-overlooked filmmakers into the Canadian Academy fold.”Applications will be assessed by a peer-based jury of music and media professionals with representation from all Canadian regions. Submissions for the first round of the MVP Project open October 1, 2018 and close November 1, 2018. The second round of applications will open in January 2019. Successful applicants will be announced eight to 12 weeks after the final application deadline for each round.The new MVP Project is part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established, and supports organizations that provide the best opportunity to advance their career trajectory.More information can be found at: www.mvpproject.ca.About RBCRoyal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 84,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com.‎We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-sustainability.About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television and digital media sectors. Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion and mentorship.For information on membership and programming, visit www.academy.ca. Advertisementlast_img read more