Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon hosts Halloween Party for Riley Children’s Hospital

first_imgSaint Mary’s College Dance Marathon (SMC-DM) kicked off Halloween festivities Sunday by hosting a party for families of children being treated at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.SMC-DM hosts an annual 12-hour event every year known as “Dance Marathon,” which is held to raise funds for Riley Children’s Hospital. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to stand on their feet for 12 hours in honor of the kids at Riley Hospital. The day features entertainment, food, dancing and performances.The next annual Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon will take place March 30 at the Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex, according to the event website. Throughout the year, SMC-DM hosts many fundraising events in anticipation of the day, including a 5K, Riley Week and the Halloween Party.An event several weeks in the making, the Halloween Party had Twister, “Mummy wrap” races and pumpkin painting. The Riley Family Outreach Committee took responsibility for reaching out to Riley families, setting up and planning out the day’s activities.“It is a great opportunity to meet the kids that we are fundraising for at Riley, and have fun doing it,” senior Madeleine Corcoran, executive for the Riley Family Outreach Committee, said.Families, kids and Dance Marathon members spent a few hours sharing in community and fellowship while raising money for the hospital. SMC-DM raised $125,425.48 for Riley Children’s Hospital this year, according to SMC-DM’s website. Since its creation, SMC-DM has raised $1,110,708.44, the website said.“I love the Riley families, it is always great to connect with them and see them,” Corcoran said.The event had a high turnout rate from both students and families, Corcoran said, a success she attributes to its location on Saint Mary’s campus.“Last year we held the party at the zoo, but moved back on campus this year,” she said.First-year Maddie Eckrich said she decided to join Dance Marathon and help with the Halloween Party because of her personal connections to Riley Children’s Hospital.“The best part of my day was getting to meet the kids and learn their stories and, most importantly, help kids feel like kids again,” Eckrich said. “There is nothing better than seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces.”Amy Newcomb, a mother of a Riley patient, shared how much the event resonated with her and her family.“It means a lot to see a network of individuals come together to honor kids that have been through so much and supporting a good cause,” Newcomb said. “It is moving to see how many people are here to support Riley Children’s Hospital, in an effort to keep research and funding alive to help the kid.”Tags: Halloween Party, Riley Children’s Hospital, Saint Mary’s College Dance Marathon, SMC-DMlast_img read more

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Farmers’ Finances Hurting

first_imgThe extended drought and low prices for farm products have taken a heavy toll on many of Georgia’s farm families. “People often aren’t aware of where their money goes,” Maddux says. “They keep track of the big things like mortgage payments. But they aren’t aware of how much money leaks out of their pockets daily. Meals out, costly little habits and other items add up. Separate your household budget from your farming budget so you know where your money goes.” “The reality is that a free market has turned into a rather brutal affair,” said Gale Buchanan, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Ask yourself what you will lose if bills aren’t paid,” she says. “If you don’t have enough money to go around, you have to decide what bills must be paid,” said Ester Maddux, a UGA Extension Service financial management specialist. “Creditors will usually be willing to help you find a solution to your credit problems because they want their money,” she says. “They have an interest in helping you work out a plan for repayment.” “You can lose your property if the creditor holds the title of the property as security, such as the title to your car or home. Unsecured debts, like doctor’s bills, may need to take a lower priority. But you’re still obligated to pay them.”center_img “In Georgia alone, 262 farmers have gone out of business since the fall of 1998. More than 5,000 operators had trouble paying their farm expenses and experienced a cash flow during that year,” Buchanan said. Families Struggle Farm families are struggling to hang onto the farm while they keep creditors at bay. But it isn’t easy, according to UGA experts in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. More farm families are taking jobs off the farm, steadying the flow of income. But a UGA Extension Service survey of farm families in Appling County found that only 36 percent received income monthly or more frequently. Irregular income requires careful budgeting, Maddux says.Leaking Pockets Another problem is the little things. You are legally obligated to pay all your creditors. But if there isn’t enough money to go around, farm families will need to set priorities to pay the bills.Prioritize Bills Maddux says secured loans must be paid first, then those with the highest interest rates. Two Web sites have more information. Go to http://www.fcs.uga.edu/outreach/coopex/fm/farmfinance/ to learn how to manage farm family finances during a financial crisis. Information on the farm crisis is at http://www.griffin.peachnet.edu/caes/agcrisis/. Or call your county Extension Service agent to help you access these sites.last_img read more

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Cotton Scouting School

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Extension will host a pair of cotton scouting schools in June. The programs will be held on Monday, June 8, in Tifton, Georgia, and Tuesday, June 16, in Midville, Georgia.The two schools will offer prospective scouts the chance to learn from cotton entomologists about insects, scouting procedures, cotton growth and development, and safety through an in-field review. The program is an introduction to cotton insect monitoring for new scouts, but serves as a review for experienced scouts and producers.“Scouting cotton is not a difficult task, but it does take experience. For someone brand new, this school is an absolute must to get an introduction,” said UGA Extension entomologist Phillip Roberts. “Scouting cotton is almost learning by doing — gaining experience, networking with other scouts, working for a professional consultant and learning from him. It’s the first step in being a successful scout.”Both schools are offered at no cost and will be held from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Tifton school will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Road, Tifton, GA 31793. The Midville school will take place at UGA’s Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center, 9638 Highway 56 South, Midville, GA 30441.For more information about the Tifton school, contact Debbie Rutland at 229-386-3424. For those inquiring about the Midville school, call Peyton Sapp at 706-554-2119.Registration is not necessary to attend.last_img read more

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Clips of the Week: New GoPro, Ditch Kayaking, Fly Fishing the World, Chicken Cam

first_imgOur favorite outdoor videos for the week that was:1. The New GoPro VideoThere is a new GoPro camera out. That means there is a new GoPro video.2. Speaking of GoPro……they better watch their back. This could be the next big thing in POV video.3. Speaking of Animals……FISH! OMG! FISH! Bones, Bulls, Tigers, Permits, GTs, Chromes, the works. One of the most epic fly fishing movie trailers. Ever.Waypoints from Confluence Films – Fly Fishing Film from The Fly Fishing Guide Directory on Vimeo.4. Speaking of Epic……this dude goes HAM on a drainage ditch with his kayak.5. Speaking of Going Ham……this is another Arc’teryx/Duct Tape Then Beer vid to inspire you/make you feel bad about yourself.last_img read more

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Social policy threat to redevelopment

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Statoil Makes Offshore Wind Power Play in Poland

first_imgStatoil has signed an agreement with Polenergia to acquire a 50% interest in the two early phase offshore wind development projects in Poland, Bałtyk Środkowy III (BSIII) and Bałtyk Środkowy II (BSII).Statoil is also entering into a 50/50 joint venture with Polenergia to further mature these projects with a planned capacity of 1,200MW, with Statoil being the manager for the development, construction and operational phases.The Bałtyk Środkowy II and III wind farm areas are located in the Baltic Sea approximately 27 and 40 kilometres from the port of Łeba in water depths of 20-40 meters.The closing of the transactions with Polenergia is subject to the consent of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in Poland. The value of the transactions has not been disclosed.Offshore wind already has a strong foothold in Europe with over 15GW installed capacity, with a potential to reach between 50 and 70GW by 2030. Polish Baltic Sea has a potential in excess of 8GW, where the first 4GW could be in operation by 2030, Statoil said.“We are entering a market with growth potential through two of the most advanced offshore wind developments in Poland,” said Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president of New Energy Solutions in Statoil.”The country is well-placed to develop a strong offshore wind industry that would create jobs and value in one of the most dynamic parts of the European markets. Following a dramatic reduction in cost for offshore wind, we are looking forward to work with our new partner, the Polish authorities and the Polish supply chain to advance offshore wind as a competitive source of energy and industry.”last_img read more

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Disgruntled Hamilton pot smoker calls cops when drugs don’t arrive

first_imgStuff co.nz 18 January 2017Family First Comment: This is what happens when you smoke dope A cannabis smoker was so angry her alleged drug dealer failed to deliver that she called police.But the long arm of the law could yet catch up with both the dissatisfied customer and supplier with police saying even though no pot changed hands it’s still illegal to try to buy it.Hamilton woman Betty Tamihana claims she paid $40 for what a dealer claimed was an ounce of marijuana he was selling for $60 – a fraction of the usual price.But like most deals that seem too good to be true, Tamihana never saw the weed, or her money back and complained both to police and on a Facebook page that boasts 40,000 members.The bizarre case highlights how large numbers of people are buying and selling drugs via social media and police are increasingly having to monitor them.But in this case the user came straight to them.Tamihana told Stuff she smokes cannabis to medicate her anxiety and the drama unfolded when she approached a man she had purchased from before, to buy cannabis a second time.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/88492640/Disgruntled-Hamilton-pot-smoker-calls-cops-when-drugs-don-t-arrive?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

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Parliamentary Representative for Marigot Constituency condemns recent acts of violence in his constituency

first_img Share Tweet 46 Views   one comment LocalNews Parliamentary Representative for Marigot Constituency condemns recent acts of violence in his constituency by: – August 2, 2011 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Mr. Edison James. Photo credit: uwpdm.comEdison James, the Parliamentary Representative for the Marigot Constituency has condemned the recent crime incident which occurred at Pagua Bay House on Sunday evening.An alleged robbery/murder incident which took place at Pagua Bay House in Marigot has left the owner of Silks Boutique Hotel Joe Costello dead, and the owners of Pagua Bay Bar and Grill and Pagua House injured.Mr. James reported to the media this morning that this is a very tragic incident, one he strongly condemns.“Clearly this is a very tragic incident which has taken place in the area, and first of all let me extend condolences to the family of friends of Joe Costello, and also to Rick and Alicia Davison. Rick is in the hospital and the indication is that he should recover fully. These sorts of things we really could do without them and I really would wish to condemn it in the strongest possible terms, this outrageous incident. I look forward to the police honoring their work and bringing the perpetrators to justice in the shortest possible time,” he said.Mr. James also noted that this is a very regrettable incident and anticipates that the police will bring the perpetrators to justice.“It is regrettable when something like this happens anywhere in the country and even more so that we are concerned it is regrettable that it should take place here. I have noted comments made and the conclusion drawn, I would just like to say that we hope that the police can resolve the matter and gather the information and can bring the perpetrators to justice as early as possible.”On Sunday evening three masked men allegedly robbed Pagua Bay House, brutally murdered Joe Costello and injured Rick and Alicia Davison in the process.Police are continuing their investigations into the matter and will we will provide further details as they become available.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Airport-intercepted meat disposed

first_imgThey were treated with disinfectantfirst, then incinerated before being buried in the ground. Last month, the provincial governmentexpanded its ban on live swine, pork, pork products and byproducts to cover thewhole of Mindanao. Confiscated meat and meat products are being disposed at the dumpsite in Cabatuan, Iloilo by quarantine personnel of the Bureau of Animal Industry. The items were intercepted at the Iloilo Airport. Most of these were from Singapore, Hong Kong and the island of Luzon – areas with confirmed cases of African swine fever. PHOTO BY JINGLE CANTERO, LIVESTOCK INSPECTOR II, PVO On Feb. 5 he issued Executive OrderNo. 027-A expanding the existing temporary ban (Executive Order No. 027 issuedon Jan. 20, 2020) on live swine, pork, pork products and byproducts coveringLuzon and the countries of Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine,Luxembourg, Belgium, Bulgaria, Moldova, Czech Republic, South Africa, Zambia,Hong Kong, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao peoples Republic, SouthKorea, and China. Most of the items were from Singapore,Hong Kong and the island of Luzon, according to Darel Tabuada, supervisingveterinarian of the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO). The goal, according to Gov. ArthurDefensor Jr., was to protect Iloilo’s swine industry from ASF which hitMindanao’s swine. ASF is a highly contagious hemorrhagicviral disease that spreads rapidly in pigs. Since there is no known vaccineagainst it yet – sick pigs die in two to 10 days – ASF is destructive to theswine industry. Tabuada again appealed to travelersnot to bring from abroad, especially from ASF-hit countries, meat and meatproducts to protect Iloilo’s swine industry. This was the second such disposal ofmeat and meat products intercepted at the Iloilo Airport. The first was on Dec.11, 2019. Disposed yesterday at the Cabatuandumpsite were 24.8 kilograms assorted meat and meat products, 39 packs of pork chicharon, and 122 canned meat products. ILOILO – Veterinary quarantinepersonnel of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 6’s Bureau of AnimalIndustry (BAI) disposed in Barangay Inaladan, Cabatuan town meat and meatproducts they intercepted at the Iloilo Airport. These areas have confirmed cases ofAfrican swine fever (ASF). Tabuada, however, clarified they weren’t sure if thedisposed items were contaminated with the ASF virus. Despite the ban, Iloilo has notexperienced a shortage in pork, pork products and by-products as there are lotsof local suppliers and hog raisers./PNlast_img read more

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NegOcc to allow ‘trikes’ on roads starting April 20

first_imgThis is part of the adjustments of theongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the province, according to Gov.Eugenio Jose Lacson who announced this move through Executive Order (EO)20-20-B.  “This will slowly allow this sector to startearning an income. These drivers are one of most-hit because of the ECQ. We allknow that they are daily wage earners and we feel that by allowing some sort ofnormalcy, this will lead to a wider scope,” the governor said. Each local government unit through itstraffic management authorities shall devise a scheme to only allow 50 percentof its public transport franchises to operate daily. As of Friday, according to the CityHeath Office, Bacolod has seven COVID-19 patients, six of whom are nowconsidered “clinically recovered” while another one died./PN Lacson said, during the ECQ from March30 up to present, there has been no reported local transmission of corona virusdisease-2019 (COVID-19) within the 12 component cities and 19 municipalities ofthe province. “Physical distancing shall he observedby the driver and the passengers,” Lacson stated on his EO. Aside from modifying the publictransport, the latest EO also ordered the resumption of government and privateconstruction projects, thus allowing the hardware stores to open and conductbusiness.center_img BACOLOD City – Starting Monday,tricycles and pedicabs will be allowed to ply in all towns and cities in NegrosOccidental, excluding this capital city. However, operations of public utilityvehicles like buses and jeepneys are still suspended. “Therefore, it is now safe toplan the transition from ECQ to GCQ,” he added. On his part, Mayor Evelio Leonardiasaid the city will still be placed under ECQ until April 30. Tricycles will be allowed to ply withup to three passengers only while pedicabs will be able to travel with only onepassenger.last_img read more

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