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High school senior plans to build volleyball court at No. Smithfield’s Pacheco Park

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School senior Kyle Alves has a plan to build a sand volleyball court at Pacheco Park, and he received a green light from the Town Council on Monday, Sept. 16 to enhance town property with the ambitious senior project.

The new court will be located parallel to the recently refurbished basketball courts, and will cost roughly $5,000, money the senior hopes to raise through fundraising activities over the next several months.

“I will have to install two poles and a net, purchase and deliver sand, and purchase and install a fence,” Alves told the council at their meeting this week. “I will be working diligently to secure donations and host fundraising activities.”

Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Kate Pasquariello will serve at his mentor, part of a graduation requirement for all North Smithfield seniors.

The 2020 graduate also hopes to establish a youth volleyball program for the town of North Smithfield

“Growing up in North Smithfield, I have participated in recreational leagues, and this provides an opportunity to give back,” Alves said.

Public Works Director Raymond Pendergast said he thinks the project is a great idea.

“Anybody who wants to raise money and it doesn’t cost my budget anything – I’m all for it,” Pendergast told the council.

The public works director said his department will also be able to help with labor and that he looks forward to the development and implementation of a youth program.

“The seniors come back, the college kids come back and give to the younger kids,” said Pendergast. “It’s something I think is doable.”

Councilor Paul Zwolenski said he personally plans to donate to the project.

“It’s an exceptional idea and I firmly support it,” said Zwolenski. “I think it’s a very noble cause that you’ve taken up.”

The council voted unanimously to grant Alves the use of town property for the infrastructure improvement, and fundraising activities are expected to begin soon.

Sonni Pacheco slams Jeremy Renner’s request to pay less child support

Sonni Pacheco is ready to speak out about ex Jeremy Renner’s alleged “lies” after what she says have been “seven years of hell.”

Earlier this week, Renner, 49, filed a request to lower his child support payments over claims the coronavirus pandemic had affected his finances.

Pacheco told Page Six in response, “It is very disheartening that in a time of global crisis there is yet another attempt to reduce funds I rely on to provide for our child.”

On Monday, court documents obtained by TMZ showed the “Hawkeye” star asked to reduce his monthly payments for his 6-year-old daughter, Ava, from $30,000 to $11,000.

“The reported monthly income has been greatly exaggerated,” Pacheco said in her statement, adding that she has yet to see the court papers herself because they were filed on her birthday.

“I only have knowledge as to what I have read in the tabloids,” she said. “I think it’s time after seven years of hell, I start addressing the lies myself.”

Pacheco addressed Renner’s claims regarding the amount of monthly child support she receives.

“First, I do not receive 30k in monthly child support,” the Canadian artist said. “Second, all of my savings and Ava’s savings have been drained due to lawyer fees, as my concerns for Ava’s safety have been an ongoing battle for years now. I have, and will always choose to protect Ava when I find out about disturbing behavior exhibited by her father at his homes that put her in danger.”

Pacheco previously accused Renner in court documents of biting Ava, causing her to allegedly bruise on her shoulder.

Renner’s rep said at the time Pacheco’s claims were “categorically not true and another straight-out character assassination made by Ms. Pacheco and her attorney.”

In October, Pacheco also alleged that Renner once shoved a gun in his mouth and threatened to kill her.

Renner’s rep told Page Six at the time, “The well-being of his daughter Ava has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy. This is a matter for the court to decide. It’s important to note the dramatizations made in Sonni’s declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind.”

Pacheco said in her latest statement to Page Six that she also has her daughter’s best interest in mind.

She concluded in her response, “Last but not least, I am choosing love and to continue to wish him the best and a healthy safe life.”

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Ferdie Pacheco dead: Muhammad Ali’s trusted ‘fight doctor’ dies at home aged 89

Tributes have been paid to Muhammad Ali’s ringside doctor Ferdie Pacheco after he ‘went down fighting’ aged 89.

Pacheco, often referred to as the ‘Fight Doctor’ was a mainstay at boxing legend Ali’s fights from 1960 to the mid-1970s.

He died at home in Miami, Florida, on Thursday.

Writing on Facebook, his daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, said: “It’s with a heavy heart that I have to announce to the world the passing of my wonderful Dad, Ferdie Pacheco.”

“He was a pharmacist, a doctor, a boxing commentator, a painter and a writer. But to me he was just Papa. It’s a heartbreak to lose a parent, but I know he’ll always be with me.”

Pacheco was in Ali’s corner for several years

Dr Ferdie Pacheco

Pacheco died at home in Miami, aged 89

A Florida native, Pacheco opened a medical practice in Little Havana in the 1950s after earning a medical degree from the University of Miami, reports the New York Daily News .

He later joined Ali’s team at the world-famous 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, going on to serve as the heavyweight champ’s ringside physician.

Pacheco quit boxing in 1977 after Ali refused to heed his advice to retire from the sport to protect his health.

Pacheco went on to have a successful career in TV as a boxing analyst

RON SILVER and PAUL RODRIGUEZ in the film ALI

Pacheco was portrayed by Paul Rodriguez (r) in the film, Ali

In a 2010 interview with USA Today, he said of Ali’s decision: “He chose to pay for it, that’s true. Am I sorry for him? No. He had the greatest life any human being can have. There’s no way — no way — he could have lived better.”

Pacheco went on to win two Emmy Awards as a TV boxing analyst.

Announcer Dick Enberg also paid tribute, tweeting: “More sad news…The Fight Doctor, Ferdie Pacheco has passed.

“Went down fighting, almost 90. Fascinating man…servant-scientist-artist. R.I.P.”

A keen painter and author of several books, Pacheco was portrayed by Paul Rodriguez alongside Will Smith in the 2001 biopic, Ali.

My yearly planning process through the Everything Notebook – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

People have asked me if I could share my yearly planning process and how it relates to the use of the Everything Notebook. I have also been asked if I use other planners and whether they’ve worked for me. I’ll answer both questions in this post. There are many planning and organizational methods out there, and there are several brands for yearly/monthly planners that many people (particularly fellow academics) have been testing out. I’ve been working with the idea of an Everything Notebook for way too long to test a new planner, particularly because I have my own method. So that’s what I will share here: how I do my yearly planning, using an Everything Notebook.

@raulpacheco I’m impressed by your year long planning, do you have a blog post discussing your strategy for planning?

— Kandace Creel Falcón (@kjcfalcon) December 27, 2016

The first thing I do is print out a year-long calendar, and a set of 12 monthly calendars. Since I do everything analog and old-school, I need to have the physical printouts and coloured pens so that I can cross-post to my Everything Notebook. I then use all the conferences and workshops I have planned to attend or at least I’m interested in doing as a heuristic to know when I’m going to do something. Teaching (which I normally do in the fall semesters, 2 courses at a time) helps me with anchoring the fall semester, and I use the time slots for my classes as organizing heuristics to plan the rest of the year. For many people, it will look as though I’ve only planned seven months out of the twelve when they look through the yearly calendar. This is precisely because I use conferences and workshops as the anchoring point for what I am doing in a particular year. If I know that I have a certain number of seminars, workshops, talks and conferences to attend and present at, I can use the certainty of those dates to put firm dates on specific deadlines.

I plan my year by plotting the conferences I am supposed to participate in (or are interested in) on a calendar pic.twitter.com/FAmyHkKJAv

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 27, 2016

So, for example, the last conference I am committed to participating in is the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC 2017) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in late July of 2017. I know for a fact that the American Political Science Association (APSA) will take place in August, but since I don’t know if I am accepted or not, I left a blank space in my calendar just in case it will need to be added.

Once all my conferences are plotted in a yearly calendar, I add my paper-writing commitments. pic.twitter.com/oxNEy16WSk

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 28, 2016

As you can see, I have 6 papers committed for the conferences I have planned, but I have more way conferences than papers (either committed to, or at least, interested in presenting at). This is because I actually don’t know what I will be submitting for an abstract for each conference at the moment. Given that I have funding for conferences for this year, I’ll most likely submit an abstract on a public policy issue for ICPP and one for water conflict for IASC 2017.

The others are relatively easy to think through given that I might be doing similar papers as in previous conferences, or I may do extensions of a specific one. For example, for CPSA and CALACS, I might most likely do something on bottled water. And for PMRC I might do something on teaching public administration. The one I can’t miss at all is the one I am coauthoring with Dr. Amanda Murdie and presenting with her at the International Studies Association ISA 2017 in Baltimore.

Printed out a full-year calendar w/ holidays for Mexico, shrunk it, put it on first page of my Everything Notebook. pic.twitter.com/FErt18QmiC

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 27, 2016

To be able to plan the entire year, I printed out a yearly calendar for 2017 using TimeAndDate.com’s templates and then asked to show Mexican holidays. If you’re in Canada, obviously, you may want to show the Canadian holidays.

@raulpacheco how do you plan your papers ahead of time? How do you know what you’ll write a whole year ahead?

— Matthew Martin (@mmartin_edu) December 28, 2016

I’m writing a post exactly on this very topic! TL;DR – I use my grant-funded projects to map out potential outputs (e.g. papers) https://t.co/jY9CCxNcvd

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 28, 2016

Once I’ve used the conference scheduling as backbone for the entire year, I start planning my writing output for the following year. I have four categories:

  1. Revise and resubmit in 2017. These are the papers that I need to revise during the year and resend. Probably rejected pieces, or R&Rs where I submitted them in 2016 but will need to resubmit in 2017, once the changes are made.
  2. Submitted and under review, for potential R&R in 2017. These are the manuscripts that are under review but that I am waiting to hear from. I won’t work on them until I hear back
  3. To be submitted. These are manuscripts that are THIS CLOSE to be finished, but that I have not submitted yet because I haven’t been able to finish the tiny little changes that make them a final submission (like, reformatting for a specific journal, etc.) These manuscripts are the reason I created the hashtag #GetYourManuscriptOut. Dormant papers that all they need is a swift kick and off they go!
  4. To be written and/or completed. These are papers I’ve been thinking about writing or commitments I have with specific granting agencies (for example, for my National Problems CONACYT Collaborative Grant, I committed to write 3 papers on each case study where I conducted ethnographic research. So, I plan to write at least one of them in 2017. Also, drafts of papers I already started writing that need to be finished. For example, I’m writing right now on the social construction of water scarcity in Mexico. That paper has been in draft for a while (also, the reason #GetYourManuscriptOut exists), so I plan to finish that paper this year.

Now that my commitments are planned for the year, I start filling monthly plans (by hand, on paper) pic.twitter.com/lOPRDENaIx

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 28, 2016

I am super analog with this process, so I print out monthly calendars and insert my daily commitments (you can pre-fill your Google Calendar with your commitments and THEN print them out, or do the reverse). I usually just schedule the major commitments there, as I know that (as Dr. Adam Wellstead has said, sometimes my weeks change, so I need to maintain a big-picture kind of approach here).

@mmartin_edu @raulpacheco That kind of approach doesn’t work for everyone. I have a vague idea of my year long plans but go week by week.

— Adam Wellstead (@amwellstead) December 28, 2016

I fill out my commitments for all conferences in each monthly calendar, including when I am supposed to fly in and fly out. One important thing in the planning process for me is that I include my commitments ONLINE and OFFLINE, both simultaneously. That is, I schedule a month at a time, both on my Google Calendar and on my printed calendar. They need to be synchronized for my systems to work. I can’t just plot all my conferences and then forget about them. So instead of plotting everything on my printed monthly calendars and then copying all the events on Google Calendar, I insert all events on GCal until I finish doing the scheduling for the entire year. One month on paper, one month digitally.

I go month by month scheduling my commitments for conferences, workshops (AND personal stuff). I dump all my plans for papers into my Publications Planner. Then I back-track and reverse plan until I know when I need to collect data, when I need to do fieldwork, when I need to clean up a dataset, by when do I need to do all the writing, for EACH PROJECT I do. There’s a very broad range of reverse planning processes, methods and templates. I enjoy several of the following:

    I need to make sure that the synchronization of my monthly activity plan with my Google Calendar is complete, otherwise I can double-book myself (which has happened before).

    I cross-post my commitments on paper to Google Calendar. I do this on a month by month basis. pic.twitter.com/IINUlB0ouj

    — Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 28, 2016

    Now, a lot of people ask me how do I plan by week and by day. I haven’t written a “How I do my Weekly Planning” post, but my original Everything Notebook post describes how I move from monthly planning to To-Do Lists per week. I also have an instructional video (forthcoming) on how I do the assemblage of the Everything Notebook.

    So far, I’ve scheduled my tasks per month (commitments in terms of conference papers, meetings, etc.) From each monthly planner, I prepare weekly To-Do Lists. For example, for the first week of January I have 5 meetings (two with students, and three with my research assistants, my project participants, and my project manager). I can transfer those tasks on to my Weekly To-Do list, and insert a tab marking that specific week in my Everything Notebook, as shown below.

    Drawing from monthly work plans, I prepare weekly To-Do lists. This is Week 1 (January 2017) pic.twitter.com/R28YrHj3Ao

    — Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 29, 2016

    If you collaborate within a laboratory, or with other colleagues, Amy Wooldridge’s suggestion is brilliant.

    @raulpacheco I use this together with a table: conference name/abstracts due/rego due/meeting date, and I send this to lab group members

    — Amy Wooldridge (@EvilOverlordAmy) December 29, 2016

    As I’ve said before, my methods are there to be adapted and if they help you with your own productivity, I’ll be a happy camper, since they help ME with my own workflow!

Split-T Management’s Diego Pacheco remains perfect with Shutout Unanimous Decision over Oscar Riojas – Abrams Boxing

NEW YORK (March 3, 2020) -This past Saturday night, one of boxing’s top prospects remained undefeated as super middleweight Diego Pacheco scored a shutout six-round unanimous decision over 34-fight veteran Oscar Riojas at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

The 18 year-old Pacheco, who is managed by Split-T Management, took his time against the durable Riojas. Standing 6’4″, Pacheco worked behind a jab that continuously found it’s target, for which Pacheco was able to follow with solid right hands. Pacheco won every round on all three judges scorecards to the tune of 60-54 tallies on all cards.

Pacheco started 2020 after a 2019 that saw him register seven wins, and one of the sport’s most active fighters is still perfect in nine fights in just over 14 months.

Pacheco figures to continue at a nice pace as he climbs up the rankings of most top-prospect lists.

The fight was featured on the DAZN streamed undercard that featured Mikey Garcia taking on Jessie Vargas.

Pacheco is promoted by Matchroom Boxing.

Photo by Ed Mulholland / Matchroom Boxing USA

Find Me Somebody To Punch – Preview Of The New Spider-Woman #1 From Karla Pacheco and Pere Perez

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran the news that Karla Pacheco was to be the new writer of Dynamite’s Bettie Page comic book. But before that, she will be joining Pere Perez launching a new Spider-Woman comic book from Marvel. And from this cover by Junggeun Yoon, Jessica Drew has certainly lost the baby weight.

Here’s a little preview of the first issue.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 YOON CLASSIC CVR
(W) Karla Pacheco (A) Pere Perez (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
SPIDER-WOMAN IS BACK, AND PULLING NO PUNCHES!
Jessica Drew hasn’t been feeling like herself lately (she’s not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES? Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.
An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you’ve been waiting for! Rated T+In Shops: Mar 18, 2020 SRP: $4.99

Kicking will do just as well…

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Dynamite announces brand new BETTIE PAGE #1 from Karla Pacheco

We know her from her iconic cheesecake pinup photoshoots and from previous series that turned the model into a badass spy. Now “the Tease from Tennessee” is taking on Hollywood. Unfortunately, she is also a murder suspect in Bettie Page #1.

Writer (Spider-Woman) takes on the series that is described as “part pulp noir, part pin-up, stylized, yet realistic.” Vincenzo Federici (Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep) is on art, with Rebecca Nalty on colors and Becca Carey on letters.

“Bettie Page has always been a huge idol for me. Not just for her iconic style, but the way she brought such a sense of joy and delight to her performances and sensuality,” said Pacheco. “We’re taking Bettie Page’s amazing spirit, and imagining a timeline where she was finally given the chance to reach her full potential as a star—even though it’s far from smooth sailing! We’ve got twists, turns, secrets, and lies—the whole shebang! Plus we have Vincenzo, Rebecca, and Becca all coming together to create a drop-dead gorgeous, colorful dream of a book! It’s brassy, bold, (frequently criminal) fun, and I think it’s going to be a really exciting adventure for both readers and ‘our’ Bettie.”

Federici added, “Being on this book is simply…incredible! When I was a teen, I totally fell in love with Bettie as an icon. Now I have the opportunity to work on her stories and with Karla, one of the coolest writers in the industry! I know it will be a challenge because we have a lot of characters and maybe a lot of elephants (Karla says!), but I’m taking inspiration from my idol Alan Davis, a master in stories full of characters. It’s super fun—guaranteed!”

“I’m extremely excited to join on this new adventure with Bettie,” said Nalty. “She’s had a major influence on pop culture for decades, but it’s in both her image of pure, confident sexuality and the reality of her real life personal struggles where I think the world found our love for this woman who broke all the rules to be herself.”

In the new series, Bettie has moved to Hollywood sometime around 1954 where she is getting minor acting work in theater and B-movies. She faces what you’d expect —“producers, perps, pumps, and pushers who call La La Land home and want a piece of the pie—and Bettie.” The model signs on for a supporting role in a “tastefully sensual” fantasy film set on a tropical island, but then someone is murdered and the chaos begins.

According to Dynamite, the series “weaves together inspiration from dusty, dog-eared Hammett and Chandler novels, the breezy feel of vintage LOOK magazines, classic episodes of Murder She Wrote, the salacious naughtiness of Hollywood gossip rags, and even Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke’s Catwoman!”

Of course, fans have a plethora of covers from which to choose from artists such as Junggeun Yoon (Spider-Woman, Black Widow), Kano (Superman), and Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn, Red Sonja). Riki Le Coley offers a cosplay cover and there are two photo covers of the real Bettie herself—one nice and one naughty. Fans can also seek out an homage cover to Frank Miller from Stephen Mooney (Grayson).

Bettie Page #1 will be available for preorder in April. Ask your local comic shop to reserve your copy. The new title is set to release in June. For digital, check out Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.

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Karla Pacheco and Vincenzo Federici Bring Back Alternate History Bettie Page

Pornhub may be making their premium service free to Italians, but Dynamite has their own Italian cure to coronavirus blues with a new Bettie Page comic book series in June. With Spider-Woman writer Karla Pacheco is joined by Italian artist Vincenzo Federici, with colourist Rebecca Nalty and letterer Becca Carey. With a new alternate history twist making her a true Hollywood star in the making – and suspect to a murder.

In this series, Bettie has moved from New York to Hollywood sometime around 1954. She’s transitioned into more minor acting working, with theater success and bit parts in B-movies. Though she’s still challenged navigating the sticky swamp of producers, perps, pumps, and pushers who call La La Land home and want a piece of the pie – and Bettie. The question is – does Bettie Page find trouble, or does trouble find her? Signing on for a supporting role in a “tastefully sensual” fantasy film set on an idyllic tropical island, until someone is murdered and a massive storm hits.

This new series weaves together inspiration from Hammett and Chandler novels, vintage “LOOK” magazines, episodes of Murder She Wrote, Hollywood gossip rags and Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke‘s Catwoman.

“Bettie Page has always been a huge idol for me. Not just for her iconic style, but the way she brought such a sense of joy and delight to her performances and sensuality,” said writer Karla Pacheco. “We’re taking Bettie Page’s amazing spirit, and imagining a timeline where she was finally given the chance to reach her full potential as a star – even though it’s far from smooth sailing! We’ve got twists, turns, secrets and lies – the whole shebang! Plus we have Vincenzo, Rebecca and Becca all coming together to create a drop-dead gorgeous, colorful dream of a book! It’s brassy, bold, (frequently criminal) fun, and I think it’s going to be a really exciting adventure for both readers and “our” Bettie.”

Artist Vincenzo Federici added, “Being on this book is simply… incredible! When I was a teen, I totally fell in love with Bettie as an icon. Now I have the opportunity to work on her stories and with Karla, one of the coolest writers in the industry! I know it will be a challenge because we have a lot of characters and maybe a lot of elephants (Karla says!), but I’m taking inspiration from my idol Alan Davis, a master in stories full of characters. It’s super fun – guaranteed!”

“I’m extremely excited to join on this new adventure with Bettie,” said colorist Rebecca Nalty. “She’s had a major influence on pop culture for decades, but it’s in both her image of pure, confident sexuality and the reality of her real life personal struggles where I think the world found our love for this woman who broke all the rules to be herself.”

With variant covers from Junggeun Yoon, Kano, Joseph Michael Linsner, Riki Le Cotey, Stephen Mooney and photo cover variants.

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