With the Republican National Convention taking place in Cleveland, designers of the 2016 logo incorporated both the party’s elephant logo and the city’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In doing so, however, they may have adapted the famed bird-on-a-guitar artwork that typified the famed 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.When the promoters of Woodstock noticed the similarities, they had a message for the RNC:As your convention logo is strikingly reminiscent of our world-famous logo from the 1969 Woodstock Festival; why don’t you consider incorporating some of our Woodstock values into the RNC platform?Michael Lang, the co-founder of Woodstock Ventures, said, “Since Woodstock stands for world community, Woodstock does not endorse building walls between nations. Woodstock stands for equal rights; so we do not endorse prejudice or discrimination. Woodstock stands for equal opportunity for all of us; so we do not support tilting the playing field to favor a privileged few. If these principles, which Woodstock does not endorse, turn out to be the principles that make up the GOP platform, then our logo designs would be the only thing we have in common.”Obviously the values of the GOP and Woodstock are going to be drastically different. It is interesting that the two logos bear such a resemblance:Lang added, “For those of you who are part of a global Woodstock “nation”, for those of you who attended the first Woodstock Festival, or any of our subsequent festivals, this convention is an opportunity to remind your party of what the authentic Woodstock logo stands for. If you’re going to evoke our logo, please also evoke our values and support the changes in society that Woodstock has energized over the years. We have more in common than what sometimes seems to be driving us apart. Do your best to make sure the RNC is moving toward a better world for all.”What do you think? Are the logos similar enough to make a difference?
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Voting for the awards was based on the games played from the start of the regular season through March 11. The voting did not include any performances from the seeding games, which are currently being played in the NBA bubble in Orlando.MORE: Playoff standings | Schedule | Bubble, explained“The decision to exclude seeding games from awards voting ensures a fair process in which players and coaches from all 30 NBA teams will have the same opportunity to be honored as top performers for the 2019-20 regular season,” said Byron Spruell, NBA president of league operations, in July.An official date to announce the winners of the NBA Awards has not been released. Previous statements from the league said “TNT will announce the award winners during its coverage of the NBA playoffs.” Saturday’s release the language was changed slightly to: “TNT will announce the award winners during its coverage of the season restart.” Who will win the NBA Awards for 2020?The NBA announced its six major annual award finalists for the 2020 season on Saturday. The most important — Most Valuable Player — is led by LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. The other awards include Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year. NBA award finalistsGiannis Antetokounmpo leads the way with a nomination in MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. Rookie of the Year doesn’t have too many surprises, as the two top NBA Draft picks — Zion Williamson and Ja Morant — make an appearance. Interestingly, the Clippers have two players featured in Sixth Man of the Year with Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams.The full finalists breakdown can be viewed below:Most Valuable PlayerGiannis Antetokounmpo, BucksJames Harden, RocketsLeBron James, LakersRookie of the YearJa Morant, GrizzliesKendrick Nunn, HeatZion Williamson, PelicansMost Improved PlayerBam Adebayo, HeatLuka Dončić, MavericksBrandon Ingram, PelicansDefensive Player of the YearGiannis Antetokounmpo, BucksAnthony Davis, LakersRudy Gobert, JazzSixth ManMontrezl Harrell, ClippersDennis Schröder, ThunderLou Williams, ClippersCoach of the YearMike Budenholzer, BucksBilly Donovan, ThunderNick Nurse, Raptors
ROCKFORD — A former special education teacher in the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District has been arrested and charged with stealing over $20,000 from the school district. The State Auditor’s Office released a report back on June 30th naming 52-year-old Deborah Kadera as being responsible for $18,086 in undeposited collections, $3783 in improper payments, and $3162 in unsupported payments. Kadera was responsible for the money in the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Parent Teacher Organization and the district’s junior class account when the alleged misappropriation happened. Kadera at the time was placed on paid administrative leave and she later resigned from the district.A criminal complaint was filed on July 23rd and she was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Kadera is due in court for her preliminary hearing on August 14th.