Courtesy BBDO New York and Sandy Hook Promise(NEW YORK) — Every year without her son Dylan and his classmates who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School is unimaginably difficult for Nicole Hockley, but this year brought fresh pain. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas this February marked the deadliest school shooting since the one in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. “Parkland hit me and all of Sandy Hook Promise incredibly hard, as it hit the whole country,” Hockley said, referring to the gun violence prevention group she co-founded in the wake of her son’s death. The two tragedies drew instant comparisons, and they came together directly at the White House earlier this year when President Donald Trump held a listening session on gun violence the week after the Florida shooting. Hockley was seated next to Sam Zeif, a Parkland survivor who issued an emotional call to action. “Being in the room with a lot of those parents and kids — where the grief was incredibly raw — it was very much like looking at myself five years ago,” Hockley told ABC News last week. “You really do feel like the earth isn’t balanced underneath your feet,” she said. “That whole first year I felt like I was walking on a tilt.” The parallels between Sandy Hook and Parkland — both of which are among the 10 deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history — make for easy juxtapositions. But Hockley says that the wounds re-emerge much more often, with every shooting. “Each shooting we take very personally because we feel it was another preventable shooting and we haven’t trained people fast enough,” Hockley said. She and Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was also killed in Newtown, founded Sandy Hook Promise to help combat school shootings as well as gun suicides and other forms of gun violence. “We know logically that we can’t reach them all, but we know in our hearts we want to,” she said. As part of that effort, the group organizes training sessions in schools and guidelines for how students, parents and teachers can know the signs of gun violence. Their latest annual ad stressing the importance of being aware of such warning signs was released Monday morning on ABC News’ Good Morning America.The ad, directed by Rupert Sanders — best known for directing Snow White and the Huntsman — uses a twist to shock the viewer at the end of a seemingly normal high school day. “Folks are going to find it a gut punch,” Barden said of the ad. “It’s powerful. It’s hard-hitting. It’s real, but it absolutely emphasizes that there are warning signs.” Barden said that the work that he and the team at Sandy Hook Promise have done helps him in the wake of Daniel’s death. “I have to keep reminding myself of all the good work we are doing, and all the mass shootings that didn’t happen because of our work and all the suicides we have prevented,” he said, noting that more than 5.5 million children and adults have received the group’s training. “We are getting anecdotal evidence from the field literally every day” about prevented shootings or instances of gun violence, Barden said, adding “it’s a good counterweight to these statistics of the growing number of mass shootings.” He doesn’t have to go far to see the reality and regularity of shootings in America impacting children, though. He sees it with his daughter. Daniel Barden was 7 years old when he was killed at Sandy Hook, and he had two older siblings, Natalie who was 10 years old at the time and James who was 12 years old. “I’ve heard my Natalie express things just recently,” Barden said of his daughter, now 16.“She was having an anxiety attack at the movie theater,” he said. “She was afraid she was going to get shot. That shouldn’t be normal.” “You can’t say ‘You’ll be okay, don’t worry,’ … she has every right to have that concern and I don’t know what to say,” Barden told ABC News. He said he places his greatest hope in the notion that future generations won’t be subject to the kind of horror and fear his own children have endured. “I do feel like, ‘Hang in there, Natalie, we’re on it.’… Natalie’s kids won’t have to worry about being shot in the movie theater or being shot at the beach,” he said. Hockley said that the group believes that gun violence prevention is a two-generation campaign, and she hopes that the invigorated students who have become vocal advocates in the wake of the Parkland shooting will help lead to massive, sweeping change. “Now that the Parkland student leaders have given voice to youth… that’s powerful, so that’s why we’re seeing more movement and more noise,” she said. “I would love for Sandy Hook Promise not to exist,” she said. “My goal in life is to put this organization out of business.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
March 27, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/26/19 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEColorado 5, Minnesota 5Pittsburgh 5, Houston 1Chi Cubs 16, Boston 7Chi White Sox 7, Arizona 1San Diego 1, Seattle 0Toronto 2, Milwaukee 0Oakland 4, San Francisco 2, 6 InningsLA Dodgers 9, LA Angels 2AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 9, Detroit 3Texas 5, Cleveland 4NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 7, Cincinnati 5NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBoston 116, Cleveland 106OT Charlotte 125, San Antonio 116Toronto 112, Chicago 103Orlando 104, Miami 99Milwaukee 108, Houston 94Atlanta 130, New Orleans 120L.A. Clippers 122, Minnesota 111Sacramento 125, Dallas 121Denver 95, Detroit 92LA Lakers 124, Washington 106NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 4, NY Islanders 0Washington 4, Carolina 1Ottawa 4, Buffalo 0Montreal 6, Florida 1Edmonton 8, LA Kings 4Arizona 1, Chicago 0Anaheim 5, Vancouver 4Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by
Tags: CBAESMF-Mgirls tennisJ-D Jamesville-DeWitt won again, 6-1, over Fulton last Tuesday, with straight-set singles wins from Tara Pollock, Celia Reid and Sydney Cline. The doubles teams of Inika Gajra-Riya Sharma, Elina Park-Serena Patel and Courtney Keough-Sabina Muradova all had straight-set victories, too.Remaining undefeated, Christian Brothers Academy handled Bishop Grimes 7-0 last Tuesday, with Gieselle Vlassis, Grace DelPino and Julia DelPino dropping just one game in six sets of singles competition.One doubles match was forfeited, but Lily Geneocco and Maddie Tallman won, 6-1, 6-2, over Jenny Morabito and Sofia Ziankoski, with the teams of Grace Catalano-Becca Ziemba and Sophie Schultz-Schutie Zirath not dropping a game, either.A 6-1 win over Manlius-Pebble Hill followed on Wednesday, with CBA again dominating the singles, but the Trojans having sisters Parmees and Amatees Fazeli get a 6-1, 6-1 win over Catalano and Tallman, while Geneocco and Isabella Mead got a 6-4, 6-4 win over Emma Gross and Eden Hildebrandt.MPH had started its week by topping Phoenix 6-1, with all of the singles matches defaulted. In doubles, Amatees Fazeli and Caroline Mezzalingua won, 7-6, 7-5, over Brielle DeRoberts and Mia Graham, with the teams of Emma Gross-Eden Hildebrandt and Sophia Menacho-Mackenzie Van Auken each winning in two sets.East Syracuse Minoa fell 7-0 to Auburn last Tuesday, with the closest match in first doubles, where the Spartans’ Julia Barnwell and Alana Day pushed to a second-set tie-breaker in a 6-4, 7-6 loss to the Maroons’ Kathryn Brown and Alexis Calkins.A 4-3 defeat to Syracuse West followed on Wednesday, with the Spartans again swept in singles, though the doubles teams of Taylor Lynch-Mackensie Snyder, Kylie Bachman-Amina Kausmovic and Sammy Baadani-Marissa Drogo each earned wins.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Over in doubles, Alexis Ahn and Emma Zogg turned back Katie Anson and Margaret Mello 6-2, 6-3, while Maya McKenzie and Camilla Wojtasiewicz won, 6-2, 6-4, over Kara Chawgo and Isabelle Wells. Natalie Hugo and Brooke Tester defeated Madelyn Chuff and Olivia Grome 6-3, 6-3.On Wednesday, F-M swept Cicero-North Syracuse 7-0, not dropping a set as Manta and Wang paired up in doubles to get a 6-0, 6-0 victory over the Northstars’ duo of Sara Cartier and Olivia Cerio.Getting turns at singles, Samhitha Adivikolanu won 6-3, 6-1 over Krista Feeney, with Trisha Adivikolanu handling Karly Williams 6-1, 6-4. Angela Iskander won over Cambrie Hibbard 6-1, 6-2. With October now here, the bulk of the high school girls tennis regular season is again in the books, and once more plenty of local sides flourished, even as last week’s schedule was curtailed by rain.That included Fayetteville-Manlius, still undefeated despite the challenges thrown at them, though Tuesday’s battle with Baldwinsville could prove interesting since the Bees almost knocked off the Hornets on Sept. 13.F-M defeated West Genesee 6-1 last Tuesday, with Anna Manta and Phoebe Wang getting 6-0, 6-0 singles wins over, respectively, Alyssa Congel and Sophia Lowry, with Trisha Adivikolanu prevailing over Angelina Allen 6-0, 6-4.