Ann Arbor SPARK to connect job seekers, employers at Tech Homecoming on November 24
ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor SPARK’s annual Tech Homecoming event is going virtual this year. Tech Homecoming, an event that connects growing companies and job seekers, will be held online this year on Tuesday, November 24, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Although Tech Homecoming is free, registration is required. “Originally conceived as a way to kick off the long Thanksgiving weekend, Tech Homecoming is a chance to show off the abundant career opportunities Ann Arbor has to offer,” said Jenn Cornell Queen, Ann Arbor SPARK senior vice president, marketing, communications, and events. For more information about jobs available in the Ann Arbor region, visit: www.annarborusa.org/jobs.
McDonalds, Detroit Praise Network seek city’s next Gospel singing star
DETROIT – McDonald’s and The Detroit Praise Network are looking for the Motor City’s next young Gospel star! Young gospel singers between the ages of 10-17 are invited to submit a YouTube video link featuring them singing their favorite gospel song acapella or with music. Submissions are being accepted now thru September 25, 2020 at 12 p.m.Beginning on Monday, Sept. 28, listeners will be invited to visit Detroitpraisenetwork.com and vote for their favorite Gospel singer. “I feel like we have so much incredible talent in Detroit,” said Myles. “We want to spotlight talented young gospel singers with this once in a lifetime singing contest.”The promotion is sponsored by McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Virtual Tour Broadcast.
Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight
Kate Brown said Friday that dozens of people were still missing and tens of thousands had been forced to flee their homes. Oregon officials haven’t released an exact death count but at least eight fatalities have been reported. Hundreds of firefighters were battling two large blazes that threatened to merge near the most populated part of Oregon, including the suburbs of Portland. Authorities also announced that a man had been arrested on two counts of arson in connection with a fire in southern Oregon. Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler said a 41-year-old man was jailed on two charges of arson for a fire that started Tuesday in the Phoenix area in southern Oregon.
'Evacuate now:' Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500K flee
This photo taken by Talent, Ore., resident Kevin Jantzer shows the destruction of his hometown as wildfires ravaged the central Oregon town near Medford late Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Fearing for his life, he drove his car to the entrance of a nearby mobile home park, where his tires began melting. Oregon officials haven’t released an exact death count for the wildfires but at least four fatalities have been reported in the state. Oregon officials were shocked by the number of simultaneous fires, which stood at 37 Thursday, according to the state Office of Emergency Management. AP freelance photographer Paula Bronstein also contributed to this report from Talent and Phoenix, Oregon.
Officials squash rumors of far right, far left setting fires
“Remember when we said to follow official sources only,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon posted. Kate Brown said the state could see the greatest loss of life and property from wildfires in its history. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office told the AP that no such reports existed. Reached by phone, Romero blamed the surge in fires statewide on a coordinated “army of arsonists” but offered no evidence to support that claim. And so people ought to consider: ‘Does this even make sense?’ They should question anything they see in a social media setting.”
Four fun dates to try out this winter in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Don’t let your dating life die out during the coldest months. Sing some KaraokeBaby it’s cold outside, so head inside to one of Ann Arbor’s karaoke bar. Warm-up your vocal cords and sing to impress at one of Ann Arbor’s karaoke spots like Blue Karaoke, Midnight Karaoke or Friend Karaoke downtown. Go sledding around the city or work on your skating skills at Ann Arbor Ice Cube or Yost Ice Arena. Read: 8 of the best spots to take your winter date in Ann Arbor