‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ promotes domestic violence awareness

first_imgReddIt Previous articleFogelson Honors Forum looks to the future of higher educationNext articleSoccer wins final regular season match Dylan Guest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts printMen from various organizations promoted domestic violence awareness Thursday by participating in a relay race – in heels.Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Alpha Chi Omega’s annual philanthropy event, raised money for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County.“The Women’s Center is close to campus and serves as a resource for victims of domestic violence through a multitude of services,” said Hayley Cruikshank, the vice president of philanthropy for Alpha Chi Omega.The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity walked away with first place in the race.Phi Gamma Delta, the winners of the event. (Photo courtesy of Julia Keaton)“It is a super fun way to raise money for our philanthropy, as well as raising awareness for our cause,” Cruikshank said. “We have raised a lot of money and promoted domestic violence awareness on campus.”Warren Riley, a junior computer science major who participated, said the event was a lot of fun.“I can’t say I was actually able to run in heels, but I had fun and it was for a great cause,” Riley said.Team Sigma Nu and Team Phi Gamma Delta preparing for the race. (Photo courtesy of Julia Keaton)Julia Keaton, a sophomore member of Alpha Chi Omega, admired everyone’s efforts.“Today was a great day,” Keaton said. “We got to see many fraternities not only support our philanthropy but help shed light upon the serious worldwide issue of domestic violence.” Health, communication and media: New minor is on the way Twitter Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Dylan Guest Linkedin Facebook Alpha Chi Omega’s flyer for their 2018 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” philanthropy event. Facebook Dylan Guest is a journalism major and Spanish minor from the Caribbean island of Aruba. Linkedin TCU housing helps upperclassmen find their home Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Community Engagement Programming to offer alternative spring break Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ National Parks road trip to be held during spring breaklast_img read more


first_imgCrash Claims 3 Members of Newburgh FamilyNOVEMBER 13TH, 2016 LAUREN LESLIE INDIANA Early Sunday morning, Indiana State Police responded to a car-deer crash on I-69 near the 103-mile marker. When a trooper arrived on scene there was a large amount of debris in the roadway as well as a passenger car and an inverted pickup truck.Troopers on scene determined that a 2015 Honda Civic, driven by David Rinehart, 46 of Newburgh was traveling southbound on I-69 and had struck a deer causing the Honda to pull onto the outside shoulder and stop.Afterward, a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck driven by Mason Hartkey, 19 of Jasper, was traveling southbound on I69 approaching Rinehart’s location when, for unknown reasons, the truck left the southbound lanes of traffic and entered the outside shoulder, striking the parked Honda.The crash resulted in the deaths of David Rinehart, 46, Ruth Rinehart, 74 and Sophie Rinehart, 17, all of Newburgh. Another passenger in the Honda, Josie Rinehart, 18, also of Newburgh, suffered cuts and abrasions and was transported to IU Health Bloomington. Hartkey was transported to IU Health for a fractured arm.The Rinehart family was traveling home from Indianapolis.  Sophie Rinehart was a member of Castle High School’s Marching Knights. The band was in Indy for the “Bands of America” Competition over the weekend. Castle’s Band Directors issued the following statement on social media…“With incredibly heavy hearts, it saddens us to confirm that the Rinehart family and the Castle Band Family suffered a tragedy on the way home from Indianapolis. David Rinehart, his mother, and Sophie Rinehart were taken from our world in a car accident. Josie is in the hospital in Bloomington.More information will follow throughout the day to our band students and families as we are communicating with the principals, counselors and the Warrick County School people that work on situations like this.Monday beginning of school – There will be counselors who specialize in this type of grief to meet with students. Please be respectful to their family in the upcoming days through social media posts. Please hug, cry, laugh, sing, and pray for each other today..and the next day…and every day….that’s what the Rinehart’s would want us to do.” -Mr. Dean and Mr. EiflerFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Guide to the Best Hot Dog in Philly

first_img July 21, 2016 DNC,  The Blog Do you know what July is? It’s National Hot Dog month – the best time of the year! It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of this all-American treat. Here’s a picture of me ordering one at the Little League World Series last year when I went to cheer on Pennsylvania’s very own Red Land Little Leaguers.As visitors pour into Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, I’m encouraging everyone to get a real taste of Philadelphia. Of course there are a number of great fine dining options to check out, but I’d recommend getting a soft pretzel, cheesesteak, and of course, a hot dog at one of the hundreds of incredible street vendors in the city.Where are the best dogs in town, you may ask? As you can watch in the video below, I’d recommend the hot dog stand on the corner of Sansom and Broad street. When I was running for governor, I’d sneak out of the campaign office and run down the street to this hot dog cart for a quick lunch.And the answer to your most burning question – what does the governor of Pennsylvania put on his hot dog?The answer is simple – sauerkraut and mustard.Oh, and in case anyone was wondering. A hot dog is a sandwich, and a good one too. By: Governor Tom Wolf   SHARE  TWEET Read more blog posts on the Democratic National Convention.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf’s Guide to the Best Hot Dog in Philly SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Serena and Venus lose in 2nd round at French Open

first_imgSerena Williams of the U.S. returns the ball during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)PARIS (AP) — Instead of playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early.The American sisters both lost in the second round on Wednesday, each being outplayed by little-known opponents at Roland Garros.Serena, the defending French Open champion and a 17-time major winner, lost to Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-2, 6-2. It is her earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago — and her most-lopsided loss ever at a Grand Slam.A short time earlier, older sister Venus was eliminated by Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.The Williams siblings would have met in the third round had they both won.“It was one of those days. You can’t be on every day, and, gosh, I hate to be off during a Grand Slam,” the top-seeded Serena said. “It happens, you know. It’s not the end of the world. It is what it is.”The sisters have lost on the same day at a major tournament twice before, with the last coming in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2011. The other time was at the French Open in 2008 in the third round.With Li Na also eliminated, it is the first time in the Open era that the top two seeded women have lost before the third round at any Grand Slam tournament.Serena struggled from the start against the 20-year-old Muguruza and finished the match with only eight winners and 29 unforced errors.“Just nothing really worked,” Serena said. “I don’t know anything that actually worked.”Muguruza was playing at the French Open for only the second time in her career. She lost in the second round last year, but reached the fourth round at the Australian Open in January.Venus Williams of the U.S. wipes away some beads of sweat during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Slovakia’s Anna Schmiedlova at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)Venus’ loss was the eighth time in her last nine major tournaments that she has failed to win more than one match.The seven-time Grand Slam champion won the first set and was up an early break in the second. But the 19-year-old Schmiedlova responded by taking eight of nine games and won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.“I felt like this was a match that I was most likely going to win. I’m sure, I don’t know how Serena felt, but I’m sure she feels like that every time she goes on the court,” Venus said. “So I think our expectation was to play in the next round.”Since reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2011, Venus has been eliminated in the first or second round at every Grand Slam tournament she has played except the 2013 Australian Open, where she reached the third round.At 33 years old, Venus is far from her best. But she has been having a solid season in 2014, winning a hard-court title in Dubai and reaching the final in Auckland.Against Schmiedlova, the 29th-seeded Venus ended up with 47 unforced errors. Schmiedlova had only 20.Venus won the last of her seven major titles at Wimbledon in 2008. She has never won the French Open, but lost to Serena in the 2002 final in their only meeting at Roland Garros.No. 12 Flavia Pennetta of Italy also lost, while No. 8 Angelique Kerber of Germany and No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada won.Also Wednesday, 2012 French Open champion Maria Sharapova was scheduled to play.In the men’s tournament, both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic made it through to the third round.Federer beat Argentine qualifier Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday, while the second-seeded Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy of France 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.Djokovic needs to win the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam.No. 8 Milos Raonic of Canada, No. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, No. 18 Ernets Gulbis of Latvia, No. 25 Marin Cilic of Croatia, No. 27 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, No. 29 Gilles Simon of France and No. 31 Dmitry Tursunov of Russia also advanced to the third round.No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and No. 20 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine lost.One match that carried over from the first round ended quickly Wednesday with Steve Johnson of the United States advancing. The American saved two match points on Tuesday in the third set before completing a 4-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Laurent Lokoli of France.The match had been suspended because of darkness on Tuesday night with Johnson leading 3-1 in the fifth.last_img read more

Linden Highway & East Bank Public Road

first_imgDear Editor,Last weekend I drove to Linden and back. The surface of the Linden highway has deteriorated appreciably and it is definitely not safe on a number of stretches to drive in excess of 80kph. I was a successful racing driver and speak from experience, yet, while driving at that speed, minibuses and a number of private cars passed me as though I was standing still.The majority of them don’t have the skills to drive at those speeds even on a good road, but are content to put themselves and everyone around them at risk of a fatal accident.On two occasions I was overtaken on a blind corner and at the top of a hill. An oncoming car would have resulted in a head-on crash.On the East Bank Public Road, it was bumper to bumper traffic on Saturday morning, but minibus drivers continued to overtake and force their way into line when faced with oncoming traffic. Regular Police motorbike patrols in heavy traffic conditions could easily stop this nonsense.I describe this experience because it explains exactly why almost every day we read of fatal accidents on our roads. A substantial number of drivers are simply grossly indisciplined.People are dying because too many of our drivers deliberately drive dangerously regardless of the consequences.No amount of Traffic Police talk will cure this. When the Traffic Police and the courts together determine to suspend and cancel driving licences on each occasion that a charge of dangerous driving comes before them, we might get somewhere.It would also, of course, help if people were unable to buy their licences and bribe dishonest Traffic Policemen.Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimentolast_img read more

African films feature in Dubai

first_imgA disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. A lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reveals a story that spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war.(Images: Dubai International FilmFestival)MEDIA CONTACTS• Rachel Lewis Assistant Account ExecutiveEdelman Middle East+971 50 611 8369Melissa Jane CookTwo African films – one of which is from South Africa – have been selected for the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), to be included in the AsiaAfrica out of competition programming segment line-up. The line-up highlights this year’s most dynamic, visionary and critically acclaimed cinema from Asia and Africa.It is anticipated that the programme will allow audiences to discover new cinematic voices, and reacquaint themselves with some of the most celebrated contemporary filmmakers from the two diverse regions. The films will offer tales of hardship, love, and the struggle for freedom.The director of the AsiaAfrica programme, Nashen Moodley, says the films selected for this year’s AsiaAfrica programme “will enthral audiences with their gripping storylines, brave and poignant themes, and moving performances. This segment is about providing access to a truly global box office, uniting DIFF audiences with film lovers around the world in their experience of these wonderful stories.”African filmsA disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. An unassuming teacher arrives at the local school; despite his excellent references and innocent demeanour, he promptly starts an affair with one of his students. It leads to horrendous consequences.The film was banned by the South African Film and Publication Board as “child pornography” in July. But the censorship appeals tribunal then lifted the ban after a challenge by the organisers of the Durban International Film Festival where it was meant to be the opening feature. It had hinged on a sex scene between the schoolteacher and a pupil. It was finally shown on the last day of the festival.In the second African film to be screened in the segment, actors Thandie Newton (Crash) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) shine in a lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war. Through the historical looking glass, two fiercely intelligent sisters battle for love and independence in a patriarchal society in the throes of ethnic strife.South African programmeThere are several other South African films at the festival, including:● Durban Poison – acclaimed writer and director Andrew Worsdale returns to the big screen with this noir romance set among the marginalised white underclass.● Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa, in the country’s first democratic vote. Epic in scale, the film features stunning performances by Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.● Minesh – Minesh runs away from home after witnessing his parents quarrel. The young boy soon finds himself among street children, who while away the time by sniffing inhalants. Forced to try the intoxicating substances, Minesh is lost in hallucinations. When he wakes up, all he knows is that he must return home.● The Devil’s Lair – set in a world where conflicting forces struggle to regulate the illicit drug market in Cape Town, infamous for one of the highest murder rates in the world.Moodley has been instrumental in bringing diverse films from the vast regions of Africa and Asia to Dubai. “There has been incredible growth within the festival,” he says. “[It] came about on the festival circuit with quite a splash. It’s been wonderful to see how the audience has grown over the 10 years, and also how the festival has come into its own in terms of the various projects that it has been working on. It has made it a really great place for people to come, for the industry to come. Whether you’re showing a film there or looking for films to acquire or looking for funding for an Arab film, there are so many partnerships and activities at the festival now that I think it all works very well together.”Academy partnershipDIFF, which runs from 6 to 14 December, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. It has upped its profile this year via a new partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American group, based in Hollywood that is dedicated to the advancement of film arts and sciences. A delegation from the academy, including former president Sid Ganis and directors Ava DuVernay and Shekhar Kapur, will attend DIFF.First held in 2004, DIFF is the oldest, as well as the biggest, festival of its kind in an Arab country. “Dubai audiences will be able to enjoy a broad selection of the best of world cinema this year, both very established directors as well as some exciting new talents. As the programme takes shape, we are really happy with the great films we’ve secured and I think the audience is in for a treat,” Moodley maintains.Some of the selections are already getting an Oscar buzz. “I’m very confident that many of the DIFF films will feature prominently in the awards season.”The vision of DIFF is made clear in its motto – “bridging cultures, meeting minds” – which refers to the diversity showcased at the festival. This is also one of its big draws. According to organisers, this is one of the most prestigious and hotly anticipated events on Dubai’s calendar and brings fame and film to residents while entertaining and educating the public through the art of film.Film buffs from around the world attend, and this year’s red carpet guests include actors Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Zac Efron, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Sheridan, Rooney Mara and Andy Serkis. There are also whispers that Christian Bale and Casey Affleck who may join in. The festival will screen films in four different locations: the Mall of the Emirates cinemas, the Madinat Jumeirah theatre and arena, as well as the free outdoor screenings at Burj Park, also known as the Screen on the Green.There will be panel discussions that will include a session presenting an overview of the Academy and master classes for filmmakers.last_img read more

Free Podcasts on Building Topics

first_imgWhen Corbett Lunsford got out of the music business and took up building diagnostics and consulting, he learned that old hands in the industry weren’t always interested in sharing their trade secrets. They were, in fact, “a little bit cranky” when Lunsford came calling.So the Chicago-based Lunsford vowed that when he became more established, he’d share what he knew with anyone who was interested — for free.The result is a series called The Building Performance Podcast. To date, Lunsford has produced 58 podcasts ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes in length. You can listen to them online or download them as MP3 files.The podcasts are a sideline for Lunsford, the managing director and trainer of the Green Dream Group, a company which he started with his wife, Grace Lunsford, in 2008. About 60% of his time goes to Green Dream, which performs building diagnostics, and about 40% to the Building Performance Workshop, which trains others.Lunsford produces all of the podcasts himself, recording them “guerrilla style” with his iPhone. He says there are about 2,000 downloads per episode.The podcasts also have become a learning tool as Lunsford tracks down and interview experts on topics he’d like to learn more about it. In that sense, he says, the podcasts are a little selfish.Lunsford, a HERS and Passive House Institute U.S. rater, is also author of a book, Home Performance Diagnostics: The Guide to Advanced Testing.last_img read more

Montalbo mum on costly inbound play in DLSU loss to Ateneo

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKib Montalbo had the ball in his hands with 7.8 seconds left in the game with La Salle holding a 75-74 lead.All he had to do was give it to Andrei Caracut and let the clock run out.ADVERTISEMENT Montalbo kept mum on the costly play and all he could do is look forward to the Green Archers’ next games.“I have no comment on that [inbound pass],” said Montalbo Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We’re going to bounce back, we felt that we could’ve won that game. We’ll bounce back.”La Salle finished the first round with a 5-2 record, two games behind the 7-0 Blue Eagles, and Montalbo is already raring to lead the Green Archers against Far Eastern University on Wednesday.“Thank you Lord we’ll be playing immediately,” said Montalbo. “That way we won’t feel the sting of our loss today that much. We’ll bounce back and we’ll get the victory.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 13 MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Matt Nieto, however, had other plans and denied Caracut the ball and tapped Montalbo’s pass away.That however wasn’t the last of Montalbo’s mistakes as he fouled Nieto with 3.9 seconds left in the game.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 shutoutNieto went on to hit the game-winning free throws as Ateneo escaped with a 76-75 victory.READ: Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed moment Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

12 days agoSteve Bull: Wolves deserved winners at Man City

first_imgSteve Bull: Wolves deserved winners at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull says they were deserved winners at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “A lot has been said about City’s shortcomings on the day by pundits.”But that was not the story. The story was how good Wolves were against Pep Guardiola’s side.”Wolves set up to stop City from playing – to harass them – and they carried out the plan flawlessly.”It is amazing what a week can do in football, isn’t it?”It can knock you down or have you on cloud nine, and, thankfully, we have had the latter after Wolves’ wins at Besiktas and City.”We are playing at the tempo that was there so often last season again.”We didn’t have many chances against Besiktas, but the never-say-die attitude shone through.”Then at City, we were thinking it was the toughest fixture we could’ve asked for, but the lads went there in a positive frame of mind and got exactly what they deserved. To a man, they were fantastic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoWest Ham midfielder Rice: Moyes right with past rollicking

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Rice: Moyes right with past rollickingby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice says a past rollicking from former manager David Moyes was deserved.Moyes was questioned for pointing the finger at the rookie after his mistake against Arsenal opened the floodgates to a 4-1 defeat in 2018.”You know what, he was right to hammer me,” said Rice. “I ducked for the ball and it’s gone in the back of the net. It was one of my early league starts [his 10th] and he absolutely grilled me in front of the lads.”I just sat there and took it but looking back on it now I think you need those moments, something to make you realise you have to get better. You can’t be thinking after a few games that you’re in.”You are going to get hit with something, and when I made that mistake against Arsenal it was kind of a reality check.”It was tough when Moyesy was grilling me in the dressing room, it hurt. But it was the right thing to do because I needed to be told.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more