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Snow Women’s Basketball Adds New Recruit

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Monday, Snow College women’s basketball added power forward Samiana Suguturaga to their program.Sugturaga is a Mountain View High School (Orem) product and averaged 12.8 points during her career with the Bruins.For her contributions this past season, Sugturaga was named a second team Class 5-A all-state performer by the Deseret News and a first-team All-Region 7 performer for 13-13 Mountain View.The athletic Sugturaga also led the Bruins to the Class 5-A state championship in volleyball Brad James Written by April 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Snow Women’s Basketball Adds New Recruit Tags: Samiana Sugturaga/Snow Women’s Basketballlast_img

College to engage students in business-related workshop series

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first_imgThe Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at Saint Mary’s will host a six-week series titled “Entre. Lead. Her.,” designed to help students cultivate a personal and professional brand, develop leadership skills and learn innovative strategies towards success. Running from Jan. 25, this program will feature guest speakers and interactive workshops addressing topics such as team building, pitch presentation, the benefits of podcasting, stress reduction, positive social impact and the importance of empathy in the business world. Joan McClendon, the current director of The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) said she initially became involved as a community member participating in the organization’s 2010 pilot program. “I came in [to the WEI] and participated in a leadership style session, and it changed my life because it made me feel as a woman that I had purpose and I had meaning,” McClendon said. “We don’t always have these opportunities to meet with other women to explore who we truly are. That session really transformed me, and I am still friends with the women that I’ve connected with through the WEI.” Since her first experience seven years ago with the WEI, McClendon said her exploration of leadership has continued through her time spent as the associate director, and now project director of the WEI. As director, McClendon is responsible for scheduling events, such as the upcoming workshop series, that will help women in the Saint Mary’s and South Bend community navigate leadership roles in their personal and professional lives. “My passion is to bring the community of women into Saint Mary’s College and have them experience the same thing I’ve come to learn: that we are a college of amazing and incredible women,” McClendon said. Though the WEI is open to all Saint Mary’s students and communities outside of the college, McClendon said most of the individuals involved are graduates of SPARK, a Saint Mary’s program providing that assists women who earn low wages in starting their own businesses. “Entre. Lead. Her.” will offer a chance for graduates and others to scale up their businesses and continue building a brand, McClendon said. “Part of the series will work on creating and refining a pitch, a skill that I think all the women at Saint Mary’s College could benefit from learning,” McClendon said. “These sessions are not your typical business classes, but they will provide you with the things that are going to give you an edge in your personal life and in your business.”In order to make the upcoming series more accessible, McClendon said the WEI has made admission free for students and continues to offer availability to the general public. She said attendance will be capped at 40 to keep sessions personal and thorough. McClendon said she hopes each participant will walk away from this experience with a better understanding of her leadership style and the process of creating a business, for they will have had the opportunity to grow personally.“That’s why we start these sessions by sharing Sr. Madeleva Wolff’s words on discovery,” McClendon said. “‘We promise you discovery: the discovery of yourselves, the discovery of the universe, and your place in it.’”Tags: discovery, Entre. Lead. Her., SPARK, Sr. Madaleva Wolff, Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiativelast_img read more

Indonesia, Singapore key markets for venture capital fundraising: Report

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first_img“This is simply because most of the capital committed by investors to VCs in the first quarter was actually solicited before the region began to tighten social-distancing measures in April,” he said.BRI Ventures was recorded as the top fund-raiser firm in Indonesia with $136 million, followed by OCBC Ventura NISP and Indogen Capital at $15 million and $10 million, respectively. Meanwhile, Singapore-based B Capital raised $600 million, Vickers Venture Partners raised $200 million and Credence Partners at $50 million.Southeast Asia-focused VCs were armed with committed capital of around $5.8 billion, based on venture funds that reached a final close in the last four quarters, according to the report, titled “Southeast Asia’s VC Fund: Q1 2020 Review”.Beyond fund closings, 53 VC firms were in the market to raise $8.4 billion for Southeast Asia-focused funds, of which around 30 percent has been secured. Indonesia and Singapore currently dominate the venture capital (VC) fundraising in Southeast Asia, despite a slower pace of capital raising in the first quarter this year.Indonesia raised US$161 million in the first quarter while Singapore leads with $865 million over the same period, according to a recent report by Deal Street Asia. No closes were recorded by VC funds in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam.Deal Street Asia ASEAN market research head Andi Haswidi in a statement on Tuesday said that the first-quarter fundraising performance did not reflect the true impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SEA-focused VC funds accumulated $1.3 billion in additional dry powder in the first three months this year, ending a year-long streak of quarter-on-quarter growth.Data from the report also show that capital committed for interim and final fund closes fell 47 percent during the period from Q4 of 2019. However, this figure was still more than triple the value recorded in the same period last year.Andi went on to say that the outlook for VC raising in the region is expected to deteriorate in the coming months as the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic started to affect the fundraising process.“We believe fundraising is going to be more challenging in the second quarter onward as investors’ risk appetites shrink,” he said. “Fund managers are also careful about deploying their dry powder, which could weigh on tech startup valuations despite investors’ loaded war chests.”Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Funding for The York Plan 2.0 Project to Revitalize Manufacturing Sector

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first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Funding for The York Plan 2.0 Project to Revitalize Manufacturing Sector SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $6 million to support a community revitalization and economic development project in York County known as The York Plan 2.0 Innovation District in the northwest corner of the city, part of a larger project to revitalize this area into a manufacturing, technology, history, arts and education district.“Today we are honoring York’s past by preparing for York’s future and I am pleased to announce that this project will receive the funding to help revitalize not only York City, but York County, to connect again around our historic manufacturing heritage,” Governor Wolf said.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will be used to renovate structures that will house American-made robotic device development and assembly, prototype design workshops, and office and lab space.The governor was joined by York Mayor Michael Helfrich, and John McElligott, CEO, The Fortress Initiative, and of York Exponential, the group spearheading the York Plan 2.0, for the announcement.“I have worked hard to ensure that when state government is investing in our local communities, we are directing our resources towards projects that improve the lives of our citizens, our students, and our seniors,” Gov. Wolf said. “And I have worked to make sure that we are using our resources to bring the greatest bang for the buck for our private businesses, who in turn provide jobs and opportunities for our citizens.“When completed, this project will help boost York into the new tech economy, while also ensuring that we are leading the way as we enter the fourth industrial revolution.”center_img June 04, 2018last_img read more

This mansion’s clever pool keeps you in the shade all day

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first_img14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.CELIA Braun just loves her newly renovated walk-in wardrobe.“It is one of the most fabulous places to be,” she said.With high-ceilings and home to 200 pairs of Mrs Braun’s shoes, the only thing the extravagant room is missing is a chandelier.14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.Mrs Braun and her husband Douglas bought their waterfront home two days before Christmas in 2011.“It was a Christmas present for our family but we had no furniture on Christmas Day,” she said.“We wanted a house to fit the whole family, something that could be a party house when all the kids came home.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.With five ensuited bedrooms which all have private balconies, Mrs Braun said the home was designed to evoke a modern coastal style with a hint of Hamptons.Styled by Burleigh interiors The Boho Bungalow, the white palette is brought to life with leafy botanicals, timber finishes and marble features.14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“We wanted to enhance the timber and white canvas with gold,” she said.The couple said they filled in the wall cut outs with granite, marble and glass.“The cut outs in the hallway face opposite each other and we wanted to do something unique with them,” she said.14 Seafarer Court, Surfers Paradise.“We sponge painted the hallway walls with gold coloured paint to tie it all in.”Mrs Braun said the family are most proud of their addition to the pool.14 Seafarer Court, Surfers Paradise.“We added an electronic pool shade that goes across like a roof, you can be in the pool all day and you won’t get sunburnt.”last_img read more

Critical measures needed to fight drug abuse & misinformation about cannabis (Singapore)

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first_imgThe Straits Times 6 November 2019Family First Comment: “Mr Bob McCoskrie, one of the speakers at the conference, said cannabis-infused candies, nasal sprays, mineral water and vape liquids are prevalent, as well as petrol stations called “gas and grass” that sell marijuana. He is the director of Family First New Zealand, which is campaigning towards a 2020 referendum to prevent the legalisation of cannabis in New Zealand.”The fight against drug abuse and the need to counter the proliferation of misinformation surrounding cannabis are critical measures that must be taken today, said Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs.Mrs Teo, who was speaking at the Asia-Pacific Forum Against Drugs on Thursday morning (Nov 7), said that behind the misinformation and overseas campaign for the legalisation of cannabis are big corporations with the spending power to push for their agenda.“If they succeed, the drug situation could become even more grim,” she said at the conference co-organised by World Federation Against Drugs and the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA).According to the 2019 World Drug Report, one in every 18 people in the world had used drugs at least once in the previous year, which is a more than 30 per cent increase, compared to a decade ago.She said: “Already, almost 12 million, or more than a third of young Americans, reported cannabis abuse in 2018. This is the highest level of cannabis use since 2002. With legalisation, these numbers will rise.”A concern among law enforcement, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and anti-drug lobbyists is impressionable youths.Mr Bob McCoskrie, one of the speakers at the conference, said cannabis-infused candies, nasal sprays, mineral water and vape liquids are prevalent, as well as petrol stations called “gas and grass” that sell marijuana.He is the director of Family First New Zealand, which is campaigning towards a 2020 referendum to prevent the legalisation of cannabis in New Zealand.He said big corporations know that if they get young people addicted to cannabis, “you’ll get clients for life”.The danger of today’s commercial cannabis is its purity.“We’re not talking about Woodstock weed,” said Mr McCoskrie, who pointed out that THC or tetrahydrocannabinol levels in cannabis found today are more potent than previously.READ MORE: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/critical-measures-needed-to-fight-drug-abuse-and-misinformation-about-cannabislast_img read more

Mixed reaction to King’s rector’s drug post

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first_imgOtago Daily Times 22 August 2020Family First Comment: Yes! Well said Nick McIvor.From someone who cares for our children…“King’s High School rector Nick McIvor has spoken out over his worries about what could happen in education if non-medical cannnabis is legalised.“We could be drifting towards something to the detriment of our young people; something that will be deeply regretted in future,””King’s High School rector Nick McIvor has spoken out over his worries about what could happen in education if non-medical cannnabis is legalised.“We could be drifting towards something to the detriment of our young people; something that will be deeply regretted in future,” Mr McIvor, said in a message on the school’s official Facebook page.Mr McIvor acknowledged a range of views for and against legalisation in the lead-up to the referendum, but said he was “struggling to see how legalisation would improve the lives of young people in New Zealand”.” I fear that it would make them worse,” he said in his Friday evening message.Several of more than 130 people who responded to his comments supported his views, and one person said it had taken “a lot of courage” to speak out, and this was appropriate from a school principal.However, many people took issue with his comments and several strongly questioned the appropriateness of using the school’s official Facebook site to give a personal view.READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/mixed-reaction-kings-rectors-drug-postKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

The bridegroom is coming!

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet FaithLifestyleLocalNews The bridegroom is coming! by: – November 7, 2011 Sharecenter_img 34 Views   no discussions Image via:stickfiguresclipart.comMarriage customs vary all over the world, and different cultures have their own traditions. I grew up some familiarity with Hindu weddings. A Hindu wedding went on for days. It was very popular with us as boys. Most often, you didn’t need an invitation; and there was always plenty of food. On the actual day of the wedding, the bridegroom came, resplendently gowned and crowned, to the bride’s house –the venue for the wedding was always the bride’s house — and the festivities began in earnest when he arrived.A similar sort of custom lies behind today’s parable. The bridegroom appeared at the bride’s home at a time of his own choosing, a feature of surprise that was part of the ritual. One can imagine the level of expectancy in a village generated by the fact of not knowing. He could come at any moment. When he finally left his house, an attendant or messenger would run ahead – there were no cars; all processed on foot – shouting ‘the bridegroom is coming!’ That galvanized action in a hurry all along the way to the bride’s house.Listeners to Matthew’s gospel would have immediately seen the import of the failure of the bridesmaids to welcome to groom when he appeared. The reference was of course to the Jews who had long been expecting the Messiah, and did not welcome him when he came. He came unto his own, as St. John would later write, and his own received him not.The early Christians would have heard something slightly different. They would have seen it in terms of being prepared or unprepared for the Lord’s second coming. In the early days of the Church, in a way we can no longer grasp, the second coming was felt to be something imminent. The Lord could come at any time, no one knew when. You needed to be vigilant and awake, because he could appear suddenly, like a thief in the night. You had to be on your guard and not be caught napping like the foolish bridesmaids.It’s impossible for us to identify with any sense of immediacy about the second coming, which is one of the main themes of Advent. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again – we also say every day in the Eucharist, but this is more a declaration of faith than an actual posture of anticipation.The coming of Christ is more immediately meaningful in an existential sense, i.e. he may come for me, I known not when. I must be prepared for that day, which may be any day.It’s a salutary practice to think of one’s death from time to time, and not only when one goes to funerals. The thought of death, Samuel Johnson, once wrote, wonderfully concentrates the mind. By that he meant it makes for a special sense of attentiveness and focus. One looks critically at oneself and asks what needs to be done to become something other than the half-finished persons we all are. In this sense, the thought of Christ’s coming still remains a wake-up call. It means we must be wakeful and alert, and trim our lamps while we still have still time.By: Father Henry Charles PhD Sharelast_img read more

Coleman covets finals appearance

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first_img Press Association Coleman said: “It’s been a long build-up – I think the manager has said the same thing since he came in. It’s his first competitive game now, but we are all looking forward to it and we are well prepared. “It’s going to be a difficult game. We have seen a couple of clips and a couple of teams who went there, France and Spain haven’t found it too easy, so it’s going to be difficult. “We will be set up well. As I said, we are all looking forward to it and hopefully we can come out of there with three points.” Given the recent history between the two nations, the reception at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena is likely to be hostile, although Coleman insists that will not affect him or his team-mates. He said: “On a personal level, I am not scared to go out there – I am looking forward to it. “We know it is going to be difficult, but we have got a lot of good players, a lot of experienced players in our squad and it’s time for us to kick on now.” Coleman is in line to collect his 24th senior cap in Georgia at a time when his stock is rising all the time having prospered under club boss Roberto Martinez. However, as he has done throughout his career to date, he is keeping his feet firmly on the ground. He said: “I did quite well last season – I’d like to think it was my breakthrough season even though I had had a couple of seasons before that. “But I did quite well last year and have kicked it off this year again. Hopefully I can have a good strong season.” The 25-year-old Everton full-back is likely to start the Republic of Ireland’s opening qualifier in Georgia on Sunday, new manager Martin O’Neill’s first competitive game after 10 months at the helm. Coleman has established himself as a regular in the team in the wake of a sobering Euro 2012 finals campaign which prompted then boss Giovanni Trapattoni to turn to youth, at least in part, in the search for a way forward. The former Sligo Rovers defender did not travel to Poland and Ukraine after being named only on standby when Trapattoni selected his 23-man squad, and that, coupled with a summer sitting at home watching the World Cup on television, has made him hungrier than ever to earn his chance. Coleman said: “I was watching the games and I really enjoyed it, but you just want to be part of it. “Obviously I didn’t play in the last European Championship, so I am definitely hungry to be part of that. That’s what you want as an international player, to be on the biggest stage.” Coleman and midfielder James McCarthy in particular are at the vanguard of a new generation of players looking to plug the sizeable gaps left by the retirements of the likes of Richard Dunne and Damien Duff in recent years, although Shay Given’s return to the international scene at 38 has provided an intriguing sub-plot to this week’s preparations in Malahide. Ireland warmed up for their potentially testing trip to Tbilisi with a low-key 2-0 victory over a limited Oman side at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday evening in which O’Neill rested most of his big guns, Coleman included. But the stakes will be very much higher on Sunday evening when the Republic attempt to launch their bid for qualification with victory over the Georgians just as they did six years ago, although in controversial circumstances. That game, also Trapattoni’s first competitive encounter, was played in Mainz, Germany rather than Tbilisi after the Football Association of Ireland expressed its misgivings over the prevailing political situation in Georgia at the time, a stance which still rankles with the former Soviet state. Goals from Kevin Doyle and Glenn Whelan secured a 2-1 victory – indeed, the Irish have won all five of their encounters with Georgia to date, and an extension of that record would be most welcome this time around. Seamus Coleman will embark upon the quest for a trip to the Euro 2016 finals desperate to make up for missing out on his country’s last big adventure. last_img read more

Other Sports Swapna Barman, Asian Games gold medalist gets customised shoes for her 12 toed-feet

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first_imghighlights New Delhi: Asian Games gold-medallist Indian heptathlete Swapna Burman has received a pair of customised shoes to fit her 12-toed feet. German global sportswear company Adidas created and delivered customised footwear for Swapna, who has been struggled to fit in her feet into regular shoes. “I’m so excited to finally have these pairs. I have already started training in these and I know from here on I can focus entirely on improving my performances without worrying about any pain,” Swapna said. “The journey from here should get easier. I would like to thank the adidas team in India and at the Athlete Services Lab for helping me with this solution. I shall continue to work hard and keep moving towards my goal of winning honours for the country.”Adidas took Swapna to their Athlete Services Lab in Herzogenaurach, Germany for a detailed footwear analysis. “Taking into consideration the unique task we had at hand, we at adidas are proud to provide Swapna with unique pairs that shall help her across the seven different disciplines of Heptathlon,” said Sharad Singla, Director – Brand Marketing, adidas India. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Adidas created and delivered customised footwear for Swapna Barman.Swapna Barman has 12 toes on her feet.Barman won the heptathlon gold in the 2018 Asian Games. Apart from Swapna, adidas recently signed athletes Hima Das and Nikhat Zareen amongst others to use sports as a catalyst to bring positive change.last_img read more