The Muslim community of Letterkenny fell silent in a special ceremony this morning to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks.Up to 25 people gathered at the interfaith event in Letterkenny Community Centre in a show of solidarity to the victims of the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand.Those in attendance observed a silent vigil and stood in support of members of the Letterkenny Islamic Association, while others prayed for the fifty people who were killed in the attacks and those who were injured. A spokesperson for the Letterkenny Islamic Association said: “It was very heartwarming to receive this outpouring of emotion and support. It really outlines the good community relations we have in Letterkenny and in Donegal.”The event was organised by the Donegal Intercultural Platform.Members of the Muslim community in Letterkenny were shocked, saddened and frightened by the shootings carried out by a white supremacist in New Zealand last Friday.As they gathered to pray for peace, they gained comfort from an offer of protection from local gardaí. “The gardaí contacted us and offered to be present at prayers last week. That was very much appreciated. It really made people feel good to know they had that support and protection,” a spokesperson said.Meanwhile in New Zealand, a two-minute silence was observed as the nation mourned with the Muslim community affected by the atrocity.Local Muslim community heartened by support for Christchurch vigil was last modified: March 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Islamic Association
Arcata >> For nearly the entirety of Saturday night’s game, the message from the Montgomery bench to its players as the Vikings headed back on defense was as simple as three little words.“Get a stop.”The Vikings’ coaches asked, and the players sure did deliver — especially down the stretch.Montgomery held Arcata to just two field goals in the final six-plus minutes to finally pull away for good and claim a 49-39 win over the hometown Tigers in the championship game of the 49th annual Jerry …
20 August 2004“Socially responsible business” has become a buzz-phrase in corporate circles – and companies in South Africa may have to reach beyond the chequebook philanthropy of the past if they want to walk the talk of sustainable business.In a move billed by some as a swing away from the “bottom line only” mentality of the past, the country’s first socially responsible investment (SRI) index was launched on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in July, putting South Africa in line with global trends in corporate governance. Companies apply to be listed on the index, and have to meet the conditions of 94 criteria gauging, among other things, a business’s commitment to black economic empowerment, tackling HIV/Aids in the workplace, labour policies and environmental practices.The barometer of sustainable business practice is the King report’s code of good corporate governance – or the “triple bottom line” principles of environmental, social and financial sustainability. King II Report – executive summarySRI selection criteria Of the 74 South African companies that applied to the index, only 51 made the grade – including top banks, mining houses and, according to Business Day, firms that have previously been criticised by environmental groups, such as Sasol and Iscor.Among others also included on the index are: Anglo American, Nedcor, Standard Bank, Firstrand, Absa, Woolworths, Telkom, MTN, Iscor, Nampak and Illovo Sugar.Business Day points out that of the 160 big companies on the JSE, notable absentees from the SRI – including some who didn’t apply to be listed – include financial services group Sanlam, luxury goods group Richemont, food and health care company Tiger Brands, media monolith Naspers, gold producer Durban Roodeport Deep, supermarket chain Shoprite, and even empowerment group Mvelaphanda – whose chairman is black business leader and entrepreneur Tokyo Sexwale.How effective is the index going to be in getting companies to think beyond the bottom dollar – or, at the very least, to think beyond the immediate returns of bottom line?JSE deputy CEO Nicky Newton-King says the index will help companies focus on the debate on triple bottom line practices.One criticism of the initiative, however, is that its success is going to be measured by whether or not sustainable business practices help a company perform better in the long run.This notion, of “social responsibility only if it means continuing profits”, may put the investor looking for better and less exploitative business practices only half at ease; it becomes hard to gauge the true motivations of those complying with the index’s standards.The line between those in and those out, may indeed be a thin one, and one of convenience – much like black economic empowerment (BEE) fronting in order to qualify for government tenders.On the other hand, if it can be shown that socially responsible business practices do mean more profit in the long run, it will be a way of incentivising businesses generally towards better corporate governance. According to some, the index will put big companies in the spotlight and hold companies accountable, and even place “peer pressure” on those not listed to tow the line of sustainable business.Most agree that the index is a step in the right direction. Marketing companies are looking to brand corporates differently, and are investigating the potential of socially responsible marketing, or combining a social message with brand identity. It’s a combination that has been shown capable of strengthening a brand immeasurably.An example is YFM, a popular Gauteng-based radio station targeting South Africa’s black youth. YFM fuses several social concerns – including HIV/Aids, and women and children abuse – with its brand identity, and the move has deepened brand identity with its target audience.Marketing spin can, quite easily, be put on HIV/Aids workplace programmes initiated by groups like Anglo American and DaimlerChrysler. Big business BEE initiatives are also being used as marketing opportunities.Analysts have, however, sounded a word of caution about the new trends. In the United States, one dollar out of every nine is socially responsible investment, while in South Africa only 1% of a R1.7-trillion investment industry goes towards socially responsible investments.In other words, socially responsible business in South Africa is a big boat we’re still trying to row with little oars. And we’ve a long way to go before we reach the harbour gates and high seas.Alan Finlay is a freelance journalist and media & ICT researcher based in Johannesburg. Want to use this story on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material.
A lecture building at NWU’s Mafikeng campus. Prof Dan Kgwadi said the new science centre will benefit communities of North West. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Phenyo Mogkothu Communications Officer North West University +27 18 389 2276 or +27 76 689 9250RELATED ARTICLES • Giant leap for science in Ethiopia• First university for Mpumalanga • Budget big on education, jobs • Science university for BotswanaBongani NkosiA new science centre that recently opened at the North West University’s (NWU) Mafikeng campus is meant to benefit the community as much as it does the institution’s students.“It serves the major purpose of bringing the community into the university,” said NWU Mafikeng campus rector Prof Dan Kgwadi during an interview in the North West province’s capital city. “It’s a bridge between the community and the university.”NWU’s Mafikeng campus is located in Mmabatho unit 6, a middle-class community surrounded by many townships and villages.NWU is aiming to attract primary and high school learners, their teachers and the general community. According to the institution, some of the advantages for communities include access to NWU’s infrastructure and specialist information on science and technology, and advice on career opportunities in the discipline of science.Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor officially opened the centre on 30 August. It’s equipped with new science, engineering and technology instrumentation funded by the department to the tune of R500 000 (US$67 000).The North West Department of Education, local municipalities, Mafikeng FET and Department of Science and Technology all collaborated with NWU for the creation of the R1.6-million ($200 000) science centre. Previously the closest science centre in the North West province was over 200 km from Mafikeng, according to the university.Learners from the province are welcome to use the centre for their science projects. “It’s more to promote science in disadvantaged communities,” Kgwadi said. “We hope that interest will be inculcated in the young ones to pursue careers in science.”The centre is expected to host about 75 000 learners each year.Every community member is welcome in the centre, said Kgwadi. “Parents can also bring their children to visit the centre – by so doing they promote interest in science.”To raise awareness, the university is organising trips to the centre for learners from surrounding areas. Kgwadi said they are currently making arrangements with a local chief to bus in learners from his village. Four other villages will also visit soon.The North West Department of Education is planning to bring in about 300 learners, a visit that should have already happened but has been disrupted by the ongoing public teachers’ strike.“We’ll continue to invite learners,” said Kgwadi.No more once-off science weeksPreviously the university used to host science weeks. However, the advantage now is that learners in the province will be exposed to the field of study permanently, Kgwadi noted. “This centre ensures that we do not just host a week of science, but that people can come at any time to find out more.”The national science department organises science weeks in August every year.During the centre’s opening ceremony Pandor said funding science centres like that of NWU is another way of enticing young South Africans to discover science.“In fact, we believe science centres have a crucial role to play in strengthening grassroots science awareness campaigns,” she said. “This is particularly important for provinces such as the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga. They do not have the benefit of housing some of our country’s leading universities and research facilities, unlike Gauteng and the Western Cape, for example.”
4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Amazon#BitTorrent#ebooks#publishing Related Posts Earlier this week, the book publishing industry hit a milestone. For the first time ever, a publisher successfully sued consumers for pirating books via BitTorrent. As a result of the lawsuit, a pair of New York residents will pay $7,000 in damages to John Wiley and Sons, the company that puts out the “For Dummies” series of instructional books. Sound familiar? With this litigation, Wiley borrowed a page from the playbook of the music industry, which became notorious a few years back for suing people for illegally sharing songs. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) eventually backed down from some of its most aggressive litigation after it became clear the strategy was doing little more than angering the most avid, dedicated music fans. Despite the epic failure of the RIAA’s approach, worried book publishers are now beginning to think lawsuits can help them slow the bleeding of a business that is – like the music industry before it – being radically upended by digital technology. Let’s hope this small victory for book publishers doesn’t send the industry on the same disastrous path taken by the music labels.Piracy Is A Fact Of Digital LifeLike music and movies, e-books get pirated. But that doesn’t mean suing everyone you can find is the only possible response.You can, for example, search for Tim Ferriss’s bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek on the Pirate Bay and, within minutes, have a fresh copy sitting on your hard drive, ready to be transferred to your e-reading device of choice. Unlike Wiley and Sons, though, Ferriss has no plans to hunt down those unauthorized downloaders and haul them into court. Instead, he’s teaming up with BitTorrent. Before we go any further, an important distinction needs to be made. BitTorrent, Inc is a San Francisco-based company that develops the official BitTorrent desktop client and generally serves as the public evangelist for the popular peer-to-peer file-sharing technology its cofounder Bram Cohen created in 2001. The company itself has little control over how the protocol is actually used in the wild. Frequently, as we’re all well aware, the use case involves content piracy. It’s a reputation BitTorrent, Inc is trying to shed.Using BitTorrent To Promote – Not Steal – ContentLast month, the company formally teamed up with Ferriss to help him promote his new book, The 4-Hour Chef. The partnership gave Ferriss prime visual real estate on BitTorrent.com, his grinning mug slapped across the homepage of a site to which more than half a million people navigate to download the BitTorrent client everyday. It’s the sort of exposure that would cost big bucks to buy. The campaign’s call to action – to adopt the parlance of Internet marketers – wasn’t just to buy his book on Amazon, although that was undoubtedly its goal. To help whet their appetites, users were prompted to download a bundle of free content offered exclusively through BitTorrent. If you weren’t sure if you wanted to pay for a copy of The 4-Hour Chef, perhaps a sample chapter, behind-the-scenes videos and supplementary notes would help convince you. john paul titlow 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Since debuting in November, Tim Ferriss’s BitTorrent content bundle has been downloaded more than 1.4 million times. While one should always be careful not to draw logically shaky conclusions about causation, it’s hard to imagine that the promotion didn’t help drive The 4-Hour Chef up the bestseller charts at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly, at least a little bit. It also didn’t hurt that Ferriss was already a well-established, bestselling author.This time around, though, Ferriss was looking for all the marketing and promotional help he could get. Rather than going with a traditional publisher, he had signed on with Amazon’s new publishing arm. The move was frowned upon by already-beleaguered bricks-and-mortar booksellers, many of whom refused to carry Ferris’s latest title. With this huge disadvantage in mind, he approached BitTorrent, whose previous experiments in content promotion (mostly with musicians) had generated some impressive numbers. Whether those download numbers translate directly into revenue for creators remains difficult to prove. Does the extra exposure of BitTorrent (and potential payoff if a formal partnership is involved) outweigh revenue lost to piracy? Again, hard to say. BitTorrent, Inc is hoping that experiments like Ferriss’s will help answer those questions. In many ways, the future of the book publishing industry could rest on which piracy response they choose to follow: Tim Ferriss or John Wiley and Sons.
Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “But he’s into football. That’s where his friends are,” said the 31-year-old Paz-Cojuangco said of her eight-year-old son who is now a third-grader at La Salle Greenhills.Motherhood has changed her outlook, but according to her, it hasn’t diminished her passion for archery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s very, very different compared to when I was single,” Paz-Cojuangco told the Inquirer. “Now I have to compartmentalise. It’s not just 100 percent for training because I have to spend time for my family.”Paz-Cojuangco said that as much as possible, she doesn’t bring the family to her training and competition. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Amaya Paz-Cojuangco. INQUIRER/Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — Quadruple Southeast Asian Games archery champion Amaya Paz-Cojuangco would like for her son Alfonso to follow her footsteps. But no luck so far.The double gold winner in the 2005 and 2007 SEA Games bought him a bow and arrow just in case it piques his interest some day.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Strength in numbers: Thousands of Filipinos in Lebanon rally behind Gilas Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago “It kind of distracts me because I would be thinking of them,” she said. “But I guess it’s working because they serve as my motivation and I have become more well-rounded. It’s no longer just archery for me.”Paz-Cojuangco will see action in women’s compound, individual, mixed and team events.She has arrived here Monday along with 16-member Philippine archery team that will start competing Wednesday at Merdeka Square.“We are one big, solid group,” said Paz-Cojuangco of the archery contingent.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Jordan Sterns is insane. https://t.co/utPwTH7BlP— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 22, 20164. OSU was actually not that bad on offense …Oklahoma State averaged 3.14 points per drive on offense today.The No. 12 team in the nation averages 3.12 points per drive (#FireYurcich). It’s not always pretty, but Yurcich and Co. somehow always figure out a way to put up points. And yes, I know it was Kansas. Kansas also allows just 2.85 points per drive so you were better than the average team against them.5. … the offense also got a lot of help from its defenseOklahoma State’s drives started on its own 42 on average. That’s a crazy number. Mason Rudolph was nearly trotting out to midfield on average. OSU’s defense was throwing its offense some absolute softballs. In the second half, OSU started with the ball inside Kansas’ 30 three times.My biggest issue with the offense is that sometimes it feels like it’s trying to do too much. There was a ridiculous delay of game with 8:30 left in the second quarter that screamed “our playbook used to be eight plays and now it’s 800 and we don’t know what to run!”And I get it. Dana Holgorsen and Todd Monken were better coordinators. There’s a reason they went on to become head coaches. I understand that this O doesn’t have the beauty of a Holgorsen-coached one. But it does seem to always figure out how to put up points when it needs them most, and that should count for something.Justice Hill is insane. https://t.co/f6er8hbedA— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 22, 20166. Jalen McCleskey might be this team’s soulJames Washington was virtually nonexistent on Saturday. He was rarely targeted by Mason Rudolph, and even when he was, it did not go well.? pic.twitter.com/NGqQdkWN7E— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 22, 2016On the other hand, Jalen McCleskey caught six passes for 129 yards and gave Mason Rudolph a lift when he needed it. All of that led to this amazing stat.Touches and yards today:James Washington: 3 for 19 yardsCowboy D-linemen: 3 for 73 yards— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 22, 20168. Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield …I’m scared.Ramon can’t set enough phone alarms for me to not be terrified of what they’re going to do to this secondary. Montrell Cozart (!!) threw for 250 yards (and it really should have been 320 if homeboy hadn’t taken one off the facemask for Sterns to take the other way). His previous career high in a Big 12 game was 150 against Iowa State last year.Montrell Cozart (MONTRELL COZART!) lit up OSU’s secondary so bad I thought Mary Fallin might institute a burn ban in northern Oklahoma for the rest of the month. What are Mahomes and Mayfield going to do?9. Mason Rudolph — good, not greatI thought Rudolph was all right on Saturday. He didn’t throw it away, leaned on No. 27 and protected what his defense gave him. His stats don’t wow you (16/24 for 220 yards and a TD), but it’s more disconcerting that an inability of OSU’s receivers to get open led to five sacks and a loss of 31 yards.One of Rudolph’s best qualities is field awareness and checking down, and he just had nothing going on. If you’re Mike & Mike you have to have Plan B, Plan C, and Plan D-Z for getting No. 28 open or using him as a high-level decoy. You can’t just say, “welp, KU is bracketing him so I guess we just better run it 65 times” against better defenses.10. No. 100 vs. Dana would be so sweetPeople will poo poo on this, but a 24-point win in Lawrence is a 24-point win in Lawrence. Do I wish it would have been 74-10? I do. But OSU whipping Kansas 27-7 in the second half gives it a little momentum going into the Homecoming game against West Virginia next week.And there would be nothing better than Jhajuan Seales and Tre Flowers dumping a Gatorade bucket of Red Bull on the head ball coach, lifting him to the skies and letting him crowdsurf the student section as OSU celebrates not only Homecoming but hopefully ruining West Virginia’s perfect season.I know today was supposed to be win No. 100 (or No. 101), but few scenarios could be better than beating an old pal at home to hop back into the Big 12 title race. Onto the next one. BOX SCOREOklahoma State held on early and torched Kansas late nabbing three turnovers and riding freshman Justice Hill to its fifth win of the season. There was more angst than Mark Mangino at a Souper Salad in the first two quarters, but OSU did what OSU has done for several years now: Played poorly for long stretches against bad teams but still won handily at the end.The Pokes actually hit the spread (-24) right on the nose with Chris Carson’s final touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter and a game that felt incongruent at halftime was put to bed with a little juice heading for Homecoming next week. Let’s take a look at 10 Thoughts on OSU and Kansas.1. Justice Hill is a starHe has been a star for a while now, and he’s only solidifying it with every 100-yard rushing game he posts. He had 22 carries for 162 yards (7.4 yards per carry) and a touchdown on Saturday against Kansas. Kansas is No. 94 nationally in yards allowed per carry so I’m not going to lose my mind here, but it has become clear that Hill has the potential to be one of the best in the Mike Gundy Era.Also, quick shoutout to Chris Carson for an equally-strong day in his return from a broken hand (he also had 7.4 YPC). His ceiling sort of is what it is, and he’s had terrific days against bad teams (UTSA last year) so I’m not as excited about the rest of his career as, say, Hill. But he still has a legitimate role on this team for the rest of the season.Chris Carson high jump!! https://t.co/DwB84MRbUf— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 22, 20162. This is Who We areI do love the weekly “we gotta fire everybody, quit playing football and burn the school down lest we are unable to harvest the grounds for wheat two years from now because OSU just went three and out” outrage on Twitter.(actually I do not love that at all)Here’s the reality: OSU is a good football team that is 5-2 (and should be 6-1) with a chance to win eight or nine games. Everything doesn’t have to be the best or worst thing in all of college athletics history.What evidence do we have in the last three years that this team is going to be a team that houses bad opponents early and often on the road? Zero. There is none. Is that frustrating? Absolutely. Do I wish it was different? Yes, I wish the Oil Baron was playing entire halves.But at what point do we just start expecting to be in close games for 30-40 minutes against crappy teams like Kansas? Why do we act more surprised than Kansas’ basketball players the first time they saw Bill Self without his toupee on every week it happens?3. It’s always Been About turnoversAlways has been. Always will be. Oklahoma State is now 48-6 when it creates three or more turnovers in the Mike Gundy Era. The flip side to this is that playing a high-risk, high-reward defense is a. poor for the health of your fans b. really bad when you don’t get those turnovers.Kansas was marching all over OSU’s defense at times on Saturday. It should have scored a TD on this insane three-lateral play, but instead OSU did what OSU does, flipped the field and scored 17 points off turnovers. For most teams, I would say this is untenable. For OSU, it’s commonplace. Just be sure to renew your heart medicine prescription. Sick catch by McCleskey. https://t.co/JUigDTAM0j— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 22, 2016He is not this team’s best player (Washington). He is not its heartbeat (Rudolph). But he, along with Jordan Sterns, might be its soul. Take them away and you still have something, but it’s not as full-bodied as it could be.7. The Blizzard and Tommie Frazier III have nicknamed DeQuinton Osborne “The Blizzard” and Carson says Vincent Taylor is the next Tommie Frazier. Three — three! — Oklahoma State defensive linemen got touches in the second half between Osborne’s slick pick and Jordan Sterns’ pitch to Taylor who pitched it to Jarrell Owens. That’s the same number of touches James Washington had on offense. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. 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In yet another early contest on Saturday morning for Oklahoma State’s homecoming against West Virginia, the Red-Bull chugging Mountaineers came into Stillwater and didn’t back down in a raucus Boone Pickens Stadium.The Mountaineers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead to start the scoring, and WVU seemingly was controlling the momentum until defensive tackle Vincent Taylor forced a WVU fumble that gave OSU a first and favorable. The turnover lead to the first touchdown of the game for the Pokes to give them a 13-10 lead and steal back momentum, before shutting out the first half with a bang to score a TD to take a 20-10 lead into the break.Coming out of the second half, the Pokes had a three-minute drive that landed them in field goal position with a chance to put more points on the board but squandered an early opportunity with Benjamin Grogan falling victim to the wind and missing a long field goal attempt.But the defense tightened up in a pivotal third quarter, and after dropping a surefire INT earlier in the game, Ramon Richards pulled a rabbit out of his top hat that set up OSU in their own territory. [email protected] likes to score off turnovers.Latest case in point – Ramon Richards INT.#Big12FB on FOX https://t.co/j5VGNPAnVL— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 29, 2016Mason Rudolph scored three plays later on the zone read keeper to give them a 27-10 advantage. But the Mountaineers scored on the second play of the fourth quarter on Skyler Howard’s own zone read keep and again in a chip shot field goal to score 10 straight and cut it to 27-20.With the offense sputtering in the second half, Mason Rudolph #PutTheTeamOnHisBack to lead them to a much-needed scoring drive with a beautiful fade to Chris Lacy in the endzone to put them up 34-20.And just as OSU fans were biting their nails with Dana Holgersen’s team in possession, the Oklahoma State defense came up with a huge INT by Kevin Henry that gave OSU the ball to allow them to run the clock.The Ice Pirate drained a safety field goal with 1:34 remaining to put the game out of reach, and just like that Mike Gundy has his sixth win over a top 10 team during his tenure in Stillwater.Oklahoma State faces Kansas State in Manhattan next Saturday. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.