Sigma Kappa’s walk to end Alzheimer’s

first_imgFacebook Student tests positive for COVID-19 after attending summer party Caroline Garland Twitter Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeo Caroline Garland + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt ReddIt printTCU sorority Sigma Kappa channels its energy into supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.Each year the sorority participates in Fort Worth’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This event is held in more than 600 communities nationwide, and it is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.The walk this year was held Oct. 31.Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer’s Association.Maggie Slapshak, a senior social work major and the Sigma Kappa philanthropy chair, said when she joined Sigma Kappa she did not have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s, but she knew many of her sorority sisters did. However, that has changed this year for Slapshak.Sigma Kappa philanthropy chair Maggie Slapshak at Sigma Kappa’s philanthropic event, Walk to End Alzheimer’s. (Photo courtesy of Maggie Slapshak)“Recently, my grandpa was diagnosed with another form of dementia,” said Slapshak. “I feel more empowered to keep fundraising, knowing that money is going towards research to help find a cure for him too,” said Slapshak.This year’s walk was very special for Slapshak because she was walking in support of her grandfather.However, because of COVID-19, the walk looked a little different this year. There was not a large in-person gathering like in years past. The walk was virtual, but the Sigma Kappa women still wanted to show their full support, so they hosted their own walk right on TCU’s campus.Slapshak said they raised funds through social media, Venmo, phone calls and philanthropy events. So far, the sorority has raised nearly $82,000, said Stevie Bisch, a junior communication studies and Spanish double major and the chapter president.Bisch said the money raised during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will go toward finding a cure for the disease and to supporting families who have been affected by the disease. “We were so happy with the turn out,” said Bisch. “And happy we could bring the walk to campus this year!” Caroline Garland World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img COVID-19 safety measures limit routines and practices of TCU spirit groups Linkedin Twitter Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: November 3, 2020:Next articleNewsNow Election Edition: 12:02 a.m. Caroline Garland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Caroline Garland Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Equestrian team member inducted into NCHA Youth Hall of Fame Caroline Garland The Greek Village. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)last_img read more

Van on the move! Norwich City’s record signing set to leave on loan

first_img1 Ricky van Wolfswinkel Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is set to join Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan deal.Van Wolfswinkel, 25, became the Canaries’ record signing when he joined from Sporting Lisbon last summer.However, the Dutchman struggled in the top-flight, scoring just one Premier League goal, as Norwich were relegated to the Championship.He is now poised to depart Carrow Road for France to link up with St Etienne, who are keen to add to their striking options following the departure of Brazilian striker Brandao to Bastia.Christophe Galtier, whose side finished 4th in Ligue 1 last term and qualified for the Europa League, has earmarked Van Wolfswinkel as his replacement and is hopeful of tying up a deal.There could also be more departures from Carrow Road in the next few weeks, with the futures of Nathan Redmond and Dutch World Cup star Leroy Fer uncertain.last_img read more

‘Social profit’ projects draw R2.4m

first_img14 March 2007The South African Social Investment Exchange has raised some R2.4-million for selected projects since its launch in June 2006.An initiative of the Greater Good South Africa Trust, the SA Social Investment Exchange (Sasix) says it has since expanded its investment offering with new projects and an additional investment sectors.“Of our 31 listed social investment projects, 20 are already fully funded, which has facilitated the inclusion of additional investment offerings,” Greater Good SA chief executive Tamzin Ractliffe told Business Day last month.Sasix was launched with an initial offering of 16 social projects over four targeted sectors: enterprise development, early childhood development, food security, and orphans and vulnerable children.Ten new projects in the fields of basic healthcare, environment and conservation and animal protection were later introduced.At the time of its launch, Sasix was only the second “stock exchange” of its kind in the world – the first being the Social Stock Exchange launched by Brazil’s Bovespa stock exchange in 2003.Sasix is unique in that all its investors are able to choose discrete, time-bound and performance-based investments in projects that are meaningful and tangible to them.According to Ractliffe, the Sasix portfolio represents an excellent opportunity for companies or individuals to take advantage of their tax-deductible donations, especially with the financial year-end coming up.Individuals or companies can buy shares in social investment projects of their choice, as a cost of R50 per share, from the Sasix website.At the end of the “social investment cycle”, GreaterGood provides a project performance report that includes an analysis of the achieved outcomes versus the forecast, as well as an assessment of the lessons learned.“I believe the excellent response is indicative of the need for social investment brokering support services and a greater focus on performance-based social investment opportunities,” Ractliffe reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Africa’s first accelerator mass spectrometry lab unveiled

first_img8 July 2014Africa’s first accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility was unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences at the University of Johannesburg on Monday.AMS is mainly used for the radiocarbon dating of biological, geological and hydrological material, as well as historical artefacts. It also has important applications in biomedicine – including Alzheimer’s and cancer research, as well as drug discovery – and in climate and environmental research.Pandor said the new facility would help to achieve the vision, spelled out in the National Development Plan (NDP), of “turning South Africa into a vibrant knowledge-based economy … driven by the quality of the human capital we develop … our research and development infrastructure, and the enablers we have put in place to bridge the chasm between research and socio-economic outcomes”.According to Pandor, over 300 items of state-of-the-art research equipment have been acquired and placed at various South African universities since 2005, attracting foreign scientists, increasing postgraduate student numbers and boosting local and international collaboration.“The facility is going to be particularly valuable for purposes of human capital development, and we see it being used to train scientists and students from a variety of scientific disciplines in the use and application of rare isotopes.”Dr Simon Mullins, who heads iThemba Labs’ Gauteng facility, said that while there were accelerator facilities in Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria, iThemba Labs was the only facility on the continent to host its own AMS lab.“Previously, any research requiring the use of AMS warranted shipping the samples to an overseas facility,” Mullins said. “By hosting a lab locally, iThemba Labs now enables the continent’s research community with a faster and more efficient method of sample analysis.”Mullins said the AMS lab would provide both a dynamic research environment and a rich training ground for Africa’s next generation of .“Many of the 100 or so AMS facilities worldwide cater mainly to radiocarbon dating on a commercial basis,” he said. “We have chosen to focus on a research-oriented approach to the operation of our AMS lab, offering a wider range of isotope analysis, which will go hand-in-hand with postgraduate training for master’s and doctoral degrees.“The lab will also be used for biomedical research applications, as well as for archaeology and palaeosciences, in which Wits University is a leading research institute that hosts the Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences, the Evolutionary Studies Institute and the Rock Art Research Institute.”The new facility is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, the National Research Foundation and the International Atomic Energy Agency.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Staff Position: Organization Director

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOhio Farm Bureau Federation is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented self-starter for management position in Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Ross counties. Must be willing to reside in the service area. Demonstrated leadership skills, management ability and a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related field are required. Three years work experience in agriculture or business setting preferred. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of a membership organization and be comfortable with public speaking and sales. Attractive benefit package includes a company vehicle. POSITION SUMMARY: Provide quality professional service and support to county boards and volunteer leaders to meet the needs of the membership relative to established organizational goals and objectives, consistent with the Ohio Farm Bureau Strategic Plan.Primary Duties:Provide leadership and direction to county Farm Bureaus for the purpose of improving the strength, effectiveness and visibility of the organization in pursuit of stated Ohio Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau goals and programs.Achieve membership growth through multiple strategies including an annual volunteer membership campaign, direct sales and strong partnerships.Work with county leaders to recruit new volunteers and provide leadership opportunities and training to develop and enhance volunteer leadership skills.Develop and enhance relationships with Nationwide, legislators, governmental agencies, agribusiness, local businesses, affinity partners and other community groups. Assist the county board to oversee county finances and develop an annual budget aligned to county goals and annual audits. Responsible for managing the local Farm Bureau office, including but not limited to personnel, data management, finances and correspondence.MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degreeMINIMUM SKILL QUALIFICATIONSProficient in basic computer skillsOrganizational skillsCapacity to motivate, enthuse and recognize volunteersPublic speaking abilitiesFinancial and marketing knowledgeMINIMUM OTHER QUALIFICATIONSMust have and maintain a valid driver’s license.Must live in a county in the organization director territory.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSOne (1) to two (2) years work experience in a business environmentKnowledge or experience in agriculture.Send resume to [email protected]. Deadline to apply: Feb. 4, 2019  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Helpful Tips for Staying Productive Through Long Exports

first_imgQueue Exports for DowntimeAs mentioned above, one of the best ways to stay productive as an editor is to not let exports take away your valuable work time. If time affords you the luxury, queue up your exports throughout your work day. Then, leave them to export over your downtime, whether that means queuing up multiple videos in Media Encoder to export overnight, your lunch break, or whatever. When I was in-house at a video production agency, it was a cardinal sin for any editor to be exporting during normal work hours (unless told to directly).Upload While ExportingAnother trick to maximize productivity during exports is to put in place a workflow of uploading your files while you’re exporting. Uploading footage to file sharing services or to video hosting websites like YouTube or Vimeo can sometimes take just as long as the exports themselves.Similarly, if you combine these two downtimes together you save yourself from having to handle each part separately. If your computer can handle it, you could cut your downtime in half.Quick Export Drafts in Low-ResAn editor should have a pretty good idea of which exports are going to be rough drafts for review (or client feedback, etc.) and which exports are going to be for final upload. If you’re working with drafts, make it your standard practice to export videos at a much lower resolution.Not only does this save on export times, it also creates smaller file sizes for quick and easy sharing. Yes, some clients might want to see everything in 4K or HD. But, you can always share high resolution screen grabs or images to confirm footage quality or color design.Low-Processing Power TasksImage by ImageBySutipond.Not all of us are lucky enough to be working on ten-thousand dollar editing stations (or even the latest iMacs or top of the line PCs). So, for the majority of us editors, starting an export often means stepping away from your computer and praying it makes it through without crashing.Still, even if the export seems to be taxing your computer to the extreme, there are steps you can take to free up processing power, be aware of what’s available, and a few low-processing power tasks that you can still tackle.First off, close all open programs and web browsers before an export. For some, it might even be beneficial to do a full restart of your computer before starting an export batch. You can also keep tabs on your computer’s processing performance by using Task Manager for PC and Activity Monitor for Mac.Personally, I’ve found that unless you have a second computer (like a laptop, or even a very inexpensive Chromebook), there are tasks you can perform with very limited processing power. You can use export time to respond to emails, update your professional pages, or browse through helpful filmmaker communities like Reddit, as you’re monitoring to make sure it’s not taxing your computer too much.Cover image by ImageBySutipond.For more productivity and video editing advice and tips, check out some of these articles below.Pro Tip: Exporting a Finished Video from Premiere ProHow to Maximize Your Time and Productivity as a FilmmakerVideo Editing 101: How to Export Your Project in After EffectsExporting Video With An Alpha Channel for Transparency in After EffectsHow to Export a 90-Minute Feature Film in Premiere Pro How to maximize your productivity. Here’s a constructive guide to staying busy — and sane — during long, arduous exports.For all the great quick tips, YouTube tutorials, and film school courses you sit through that teach the basics of video editing, there’s one part of the process you simply cannot teach — how to stay productive during those long, grueling exports. If you ask any editor, they’ll tell you that export times are the bane of their existence.Not only do they take forever, they can be mentally and emotionally draining as well. You’re rushing to get an export done so you do a final upload with a client breathing down your neck. You’re sitting twiddling your thumbs for hours when you have another — just as important — project to dive into next.And what’s worse — things can still go wrong! Exports crash. Hard drives fail. Or, you discover one last mistake you forgot to fix and have to start the whole export over again.Well, while there’re no foolproof methods for guaranteeing perfect exports where your productivity never has to wane, there are some simple, creative tips, workflow adjustments, and programs that can help to keep you productive — and sane — through your export process.Use Adobe Media EncoderIf you’re using Adobe Premiere Pro (or After Effects) and aren’t familiar with Media Encoder, you need to check it out right now. Not only is it part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, it’s also free to use. When you go to export in Premiere Pro, you’ll notice that the default button highlight isn’t “export” but “queue.” This button will take you directly to Media Encoder for your export.There are many reasons to use Media Encoder over exporting directly with Premiere Pro. However, the biggest reason is the flexibility it offers to stack and batch multiple exports at once. You can read a good deal more about how to unlock the power of Media Encoder here:Three Hidden Gems in Adobe Media EncoderVideo Tutorial: Exporting Multichannel Audio in Premiere ProBatch Encoding with Adobe Media Encoderlast_img read more

Short on projection, PH gymnasts still log ‘marked progress’

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Hadi totaled 13.450 via an almost impeccable routine that involved high-value movements against the backdrop of Arabian-inspired music.De Guzman, 17, turned in a similar performance—a lot of high-scoring jumps to the tune of a funky jam. But the rookie could only aggregate 13.025 to settle for silver. Indonesia’s Rifda Irfanaluthfu was third with 13.000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn balance beam, De Guzman wound up third. Reyland Capellan brought home another bronze in vault, matching his result in the same event two years ago.“It was very good, solid performance by the team,” said women’s co-head coach Jasmin Ortega. “I think we did very well this season. It’s still a marked progress.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kaitlin De Guzman who bagged the the Gold medal for Womens Gymnastics Uneven Bars with Reyland Capellan who won Gold for Men’s Floor Exercises also in gymnastics in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ artistic gymnastics team didn’t get to fulfill the promise of four gold medals but it did improve on its performance two years ago.Newcomer Kaitlin De Guzman settled for a silver after failing to dislodge defending champion Farah Ann Abdul Hadi of Malaysia in floor exercise Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James has ‘nothing but respect’ for Kyrie Irving The gymnasts had already stashed two golds through Capellan, who defended his floor exercise title, and the 17-year-old De Guzman, who ruled in uneven bars.All in all, it was two golds, one silver and two bronzes for the Philippines.The Philippines won one gold, one silver and two bronzes in the Singapore SEA Games in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

9 months agoChelsea striker Batshuayi in Monaco today for medical

first_imgChelsea striker Batshuayi in Monaco today for medicalby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is in Monaco today.The Belgium international is due to undergo an AS Monaco medical after terms were settled between the two clubs.French media sources say Batshuayi will do his medical tests today ahead of signing for Monaco on Monday. The loan deal will run to the end of the season and does not include a permanent option.Batshuayi is available after his loan with Valencia was cut short.It has been VCF who have driven the deal with Monaco, with Chelsea having minimal input. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jerry Garcia Foundation Promotes Butterfly And Bee Preservation

first_imgThe Jerry Garcia Foundation will once again take part in Dead & Company’s Charity Outreach Initiative at the Participation Row Charity Village as part of this summer’s concert tour.Butterfly Study: Watercolor by Jerry GarciaThis year, the nonprofit organization hopes to inspire butterfly garden plantings and interactive art in partnership with the Save Our Monarchs Foundation.The Jerry Garcia Foundation will distribute free butterfly garden seeds and pollinator seeds to the first 300 people at each concert who visit their tent at the Participation Row Charity Village on the concert tour. The audience is invited to participate in a new interactive art project by posting photos of their gardens and nature on the Jerry Garcia Foundation Facebook Page. The photos will be added to a visual art collage and shared on social media with the tags: #SaveOurMonarchs #SaveOurBees #RippleEffect.“Save Our Monarchs has generously donated thousands of Non-GMO milkweed seed packets and pollinator garden seeds to the Jerry Garcia Foundation. We are sharing these seeds in hopes that gardens will be planted to nourish butterfly and bee populations across the US,” said Keelin Garcia, Jerry’s youngest daughter and Co-Founder of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.The Save Our Monarchs Foundation is a grassroots organization devoted to the preservation of the Monarch butterflies, primarily by planting milkweed plants, which are the Monarch caterpillar’s only source of sustenance.Participation Row is a charity outreach program initiated by the nonprofits REVERB and HeadCount. The program invites environmentally and socially responsible organizations to highlight their charitable activities in a tent village at each concert on the tour.“We are grateful to Dead and Company, Reverb and HeadCount for their continued support and the invitation to participate in this charity outreach program. Jerry was an environmentalist who advocated for the preservation of the rainforests and the coral reefs. It is a blessing to continue this work in his honor,” said Manasha Garcia, Jerry’s wife and Co-founder of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.The Jerry Garcia Foundation has invited the following nonprofit partners to attend Participation Row as charity guests: Alive Inside Foundation, Bread and Roses Presents, Fender Music Foundation, Friends of the Uptown, Hard Rock Heals Foundation, HoneyLove Urban Beekeepers, One Percent for the Planet, Playing for Change Foundation, Psylodelic Gallery, Save Our Monarchs Foundation, Shimer College Great Books, WildCare and WhyHunger.The Dead & Company Band features the Grateful Dead musicianship of Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann along with guitarist/vocalist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge, and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.Bob Weir, Grateful Dead Co-Founder, is an advisory board member of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.last_img read more

Terms have changed Tressel retires not resigns

Aside from the self-imposed punishments issued by the school Friday, Ohio State has changed the terms in which former head coach Jim Tressel left the university. In a seven-page document released Friday by OSU, signed by both Tressel and President E. Gordon Gee, the terms of Tressel’s departure were changed from resignation to retirement.  “Coach Tressel will retire from The Ohio State University effective June 30, 2011,” the document states. Tressel will receive his base pay as well as health benefits through June 30, which amounts to $52,250. Additionally, he will receive a lump sum payment for unused vacation time within 15 days of the agreement going into effect. “I am grateful for this opportunity to retire from the university that I so deeply respect and that I will continue to support,” Tressel said in a statement released Friday. Furthermore, the agreement exempts Tressel from paying the $250,000 fine that was imposed by the school on March 8. “OSU agrees that upon execution of this Agreement it releases, extinguishes, and discharges any rights or claims that it has, may have, or may have had arising out of Coach Tressel’s employment with The Ohio State University,” the document stated.  Tressel’s attorney, Rex Elliot, told the Columbus Dispatch that Tressel argued he had paid enough. “Stepping down after 10 years as the Buckeyes’ head coach will cost him far more than $250,000,” Elliott said. According to Tressel’s contract, which ran through 2015, he would have received around $3.6 million for the upcoming season. Also, for the first time since Tressel’s resignation, it was revealed that the consistent public support for Tressel by Gee and athletic director Gene Smith may not have been completely accurate. Smith told the Dispatch on Thursday that he asked Tressel to step down in a meeting on May 29. This is the first time that either Smith or Gee has admitted to making such a request. The Dispatch reported that “Smith admitted that his support had wavered ‘long before’ he asked for Tressel’s resignation.” It was then clarified by Smith that “long before” meant days, not weeks. A statement in OSU’s response to the NCAA, released Friday, seem to support the revelations made by Smith. “The University eventually determined that it was in the best interest of the University and Tressel for Tressel to resign, and he agreed to do so,” the response document said. Tressel submitted his resignation letter the morning of May 30. At the time, statements in the letter as well as comments by Smith that day implied the decision was made primarily, if not entirely, by Tressel. “I (made) this decision for the greater good of our school,” Tressel wrote. Smith said in the video released May 30 that “it was at that time that (Tressel) decided to resign.” Smith was referring to meeting with Tressel the night before. Gee, Smith and Tressel were not able to be immediately available for comment. read more