Alberta launches online lottery sales

first_img24th May 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Online lottery Alberta launches online lottery sales The move comes seven months after the launch of the NeoPollard Interactive-powered platform in the Canadian province, adding to the range of slot and table game content. AGLC plans to add sports wagering to the site later in 2021. Regions: Alberta Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Play Alberta, the Canadian province’s online gaming monopoly operator, is now offering online lottery ticket sales for the first time for national and local draws. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Online lottery Tags: PlayAlberta Read more on iGB North America. Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand and Western Max are among the games available online as Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) seeks to expand the digital offering. Email Addresslast_img read more

Faith groups help Philippine flood survivors recover

first_img By Maurice MalanesPosted Aug 13, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Faith groups help Philippine flood survivors recover Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The death toll stood at 60 as of 10 August, according to the Philippine government’s disaster coordinator.Since 1,500 villages and 30 cities were flooded, about 293,000 people as of 10 August were in evacuation centers, most of them public schools and churches. Another 246,000 were displaced and are staying with relatives and friends, ACT Alliance reported.ACT (Action by Churches Together) members in the Philippines, including Christian Aid, United Methodist Committee on Relief and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) have distributed food packs and clothing.Among the many church people responding was lay leader Marites Balacuit in Baguio City, about 250 kilometers north of Manila, who learned that some families had to evacuate their homes and take shelter at the Marikina Christian Fellowship (MCF) in Marikina, south of the city.“Some friends immediately responded and donated some [money], which survivors badly need to buy food such as hot soup,” Balacuit told ENInews. Balacuit is one of the leaders of the Christian Couples’ Endeavor, an organization of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines-Baguio.“Survivors still need food, medicines and kitchen utensils,” MCF Pastor Armignon Romero Poja told ENInews. “We need to help survivors rebuild their lives as many of them were contract daily wage earners who were not able to work for four days.”The NCCP, which groups 10 mainline Protestant churches, posted on Aug. 8 an appeal for help. Individuals sent food such as instant noodles, according to a Facebook post from Ariel Siagan, a NCCP disaster-response staffer. The Philippine Bible Society also responded with a monetary donation. 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Florida Hospital celebrates milestone

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSFlorida HospitalKidney TransplantThe VOICE of Health Previous articleNonprofits may be eligible for FEMA disaster grantsNext articleIt is never too late to reinvent yourself! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The VOICE of Health4,000 kidney transplants since 1973From Florida Hospital                                                                                             Florida Hospital is proud to announce its kidney transplant team performed its 4,000th procedure, marking a major milestone for the clinical teams and program.Florida Hospital has one of the nation’s oldest and largest transplant programs, with more than 160 adult and pediatric kidney transplants performed annually. From its first kidney transplant in 1973 to today, the Transplant Institute transforms the lives of patients in Central Florida and beyond who are in need of a life-saving organ transplant.Dr. Robert Metzger, who helped launch the transplant program, with Terri Miller, Florida Hospital’s longest surviving kidney transplant patient. Miller was Metzger’s patient 42 years ago when she had her transplant. They reunited today as physicians and patients celebrated the 4,000th kidney transplant.“We are honored that our community has entrusted us for more than 40 years to provide high-quality, advanced and compassionate care,” said Dr. Robert Metzger, who helped launch the kidney transplant program and continues to serve as its medical director. “This milestone would not be possible were it not for our physician partners, including Nephrology Associates of Central Florida, who share in our commitment to providing life-changing and life-saving care.”Terri Miller underwent her transplant 42 years ago, making her Florida Hospital’s oldest surviving kidney transplant patient. She was diagnosed with kidney failure when she was 21 years old and six months pregnant. Now 64, Miller is a happiness coach who encourages people to value life, but most importantly the quality of life.“Living donors are angels that hold on to their faith to make a sacrifice and give someone the gift of life,” Miller said. “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for that. I have a huge respect for anyone who donates.”More than four decades after Miller received her new kidney, Florida Hospital’s kidney transplant team has performed just over 4,000 procedures.“This milestone would not be possible were it not for the thousands of organ donors and their families. Because of their generosity, generations of lives have been impacted,” said Dr. Michael Angelis, surgical director of the kidney transplant program.“We are so proud of our physicians and clinical teams for reaching this remarkable milestone. Transplants require immense coordination, time and skill, and we applaud their untiring efforts to build this program and provide the highest quality and compassionate care to their patients,” said Florida Hospital Vice President Kari Vargas. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

The House of Lei Tao / TAOA

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” The House of Lei Tao / TAOA Year:  Save this picture!Bird view. Image © Lei Tao+ 29Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share CopyAbout this officeTAOAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingOn FacebookChinaPublished on March 20, 2020Cite: “The House of Lei Tao / TAOA” 20 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?陶磊自宅 / TAOA 陶磊建筑是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard China The House of Lei Tao / TAOASave this projectSaveThe House of Lei Tao / TAOA CopyHouses, Renovation•Beijing, China Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: 天梭电梯Translift, 鼎层DCENGArchitect In Charge:Lei TaoDesign Team:Lei Tao, Zhen Chen, Jing Li, Jinghong ZhangClient:Lei TaoEngineering:Yi Li TeamLandscape Design:TAOAInterior Design:TAOAConstruction:Changwei Sheng TeamCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Bird view. Image © Lei TaoRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Own House of ArchitectIt is an intervention project of a detached house. This house is located in a residential area which is filled with the similar type houses. This house has three floors: underground, ground and first floor. Besides the rooms for living, two studios for architectural and artistic creations are also placed in it. The intention to recreate this house is to isolate it from the other ones and help the owners to generate the stability and liberty for their mental world. In this project, the material application of wood and metal also contributes to creating the relationship between the architecture and nature truthfully. At the same time, the high unity between architectural functionality and comfortableness is also the design pursuit in this project.Save this picture!Courtyard. Image © Lei TaoSave this picture!1F planSave this picture!Courtyard. Image © Lei TaoThe EnclosureCovering the site and the original building with a gigantic enclosure is another design strategy. The enclosure blurs the boundary between the building and courtyard, interior and exterior,trying to mix all into one, even the trees and natural light,meanwhile maintaining their unique and self-contained characteristics. In this case, the space also produces a series of change: from interior to exterior, underground to ground, a primitive base to a number of yards, the original flat base to a combination of multi-dimensional space what makes the life mode more diverse and more specific.Save this picture!Courtyard. Image © Lei TaoThe Independent WorldSpace is free to stretch as an abstracted landscape in this independent world. Artistic conceptions of Chinese landscape are interpreted by geometric space, from bottom to top, from left to right, free to wander, even being converted among different situations. During the walk, you can maximally perceive of the liberty and extension which are brought by the new added building. Here, the building has no constraints at all, only to expand the possibility of life, to achieve a state which is freer and more outstretched than the open space before reform. A multi-dimensional place is created in this continuous space. Gray space, between the indoor and outdoor space, gives the place characteristics of multiple levels and a wealth of rolling space. Because of the rolling space and the control of light and shadow, the residential space is able to be separated and linked at the same time in order to switch among varieties of space fragments and somehow to make daily life more dramatic. Human life has lots of uncertainties, and therefore it is rich and colorful. The independent world is not equal to the isolated world, not even the lonely world. Only if the world is rich in content and has self-system that can possibly be independent from the outside world. In this case, the peace of the inner heart could be obtained.Save this picture!1-1 sectionSave this picture!2-2 sectionUnity of Internal and ExternalConstructing is neither simply creating an internal space, nor blindly building an external structure, but creating a place which is rich of essence between the inside and outside. The original floors, walls, roofs and external structures are aligned as much as possible to maintain the continuity from inside to outside except a layer of glass for heat blocking. The pursuit of the unity aims to introduce the existence of nature directly so that the natural light and scenery can extend to interior space without any obstacle. All the space in the house is symbiotic with nature, and changing with seasons, including the indoor colors. Therefore, in addition to the compulsory functions and materials,the interior space needs no extra decoration. The so-called residence is nothing but a refuge for people in the natural environment which should not lose the most direct link to nature. Here, the huge “cover” will mix all together: natural and artificial environment become blurred, deriving new realms, thus beyond the natural. Then the building is no longer a device which separates people from nature, but a junction of the two.Save this picture!Tea room. Image © Lei TaoExplore the Size of BorderThe so called boundary here refers to the level of space comfortableness. In the whole building, there exist a series of heights,such as 2.3, 2.2 or even 2.1 meters, but also walking width of 0.7 meters. These dimensions are almost the boundaries of space oppression, but bring the greatest perception of the building;the building is almost accessible at your fingertips and maximally fit the body and exist. Just like the way of pursuing better-fitting clothes brings you a specific intimacy, so that you can be peaceful and relaxed. Architecture within reach can make people feel the realism of the material world, and this perception can make people trust the building’s care for people is real.Save this picture!Courtyard. Image © Lei TaoBig in SmallBlur the beginning and the end, create the infinite sense of continuous space, produce infinite possibilities in a limited area. These design methods,similar to the traditional garden making, are always unable to distinguish the boundaries between architecture and landscape because of the inseparable space. From the ground to the air, from the vestibule to the back room, a complete set of space system is formed. This kind of third space formed by a huge “building cover” ,together with the original building,divide the courtyard into various “sub-courtyards”, and each “sub-courtyard” has its own system. They are all connected to their respective interior space; some sink into the ground below and echo with the basement space, forming a unique spatial characteristic. One courtyard is a world, silent but powerful.Save this picture!Painting studio. Image © Lei TaoContinuity and Conversion of RealmBecause of the needs of the site and the function, the house is designed into various spaces of different sizes. Although these spaces have their own independence, they are not isolated. Prefabricated concrete slabs, the staircase folded out of steel plates and bifurcated steel ramps are tightly connected together and form a continuous path. This 70cm-wide path is accurate and lightweight; the staircase formed by the steel plate is so light as origami. There is no waste of structure, and wherever it goes is so refined. Some crossing the sunken courtyard, some suspending on surface of water,some twining around the trees, some embedded into the building, and some climbing at the edge of the massing, which create an adaptable path. Walking through the atmosphere in different situations with the scene changing at every step,the joy brought from it is rich and specific. The constant conversion among different realm has always brought a fresh experience, as the dramatic of film scene switching. While tightly wrapping together with the nature, the body has already been a part of the nature objectively.Save this picture!Sunken yard. Image © Lei TaoAuthenticity of MaterialThe basic materials of the building are solid wood and aluminum panels. The outer layer is corrosion-resistant aluminum panels, as the basic protection of the building,like an outwear; the inner layer is red cedar wood, more like a lining of clothes, more moderate and more comfortable. This decision is not arbitrary, but relate to the place people stay, to make the body get along better with the place. Wood is a continuation of nature, warm in physical properties, and easy to be close. While aluminum is the opposite, thin and cold in physical properties, and more resistant to external attacks. When the two being imposed together after the hollow processing, another new kind of thickness and richness of space comes into being. The semi-translucent effect makes this independent world maintain a certain contact with the outside. In some parts of the building, fair-faced concrete slabs and steel plates intersperse in the building space, which directly express the essence of the materials. These materials which can be perceived by hand express the richness of the building. As a part of materials, these natural things, trees, rocks and the infinite pool in the courtyard, are also integrated into a portion of the building.Save this picture!Courtyard. Image © Lei TaoOrdinariness of ArchitectureLife is changing and complex, and the function of architecture is also changing and complex accordingly, and even obscure. The relation between function and emotion is also obscure. The need for emotion exists everywhere, from eating,sleeping and working to relaxing and dazing. They all require better atmosphere. it is difficult to distinguish functional needs from emotional needs, so “comfort” has become the largest appeal of architecture. These demands are ordinary incidents of daily life. Architecture has always been trying to make life more convenient and more casual, and thus feel the existence of self.  “Comfort” does not necessarily affect the innovation, instead becomes the source of new “concept”.  Look for and image the poetic living, create the elegance of comfort, and establish a new order and way of life in the daily life. The “new” architecture is not derived from the forms and concepts that are isolated from the world. It is not unconventional, but is closely related to the concrete way of life formed by the time. The so-called “tradition” of architecture is not an unchangeable old mood or rule, not the exterior form of the building, but the nature of natural reaction, the multiyear unique natural view and living emotions, which exists only in the depths of emotion. Today’s housing concerns about daily life only.Save this picture!Outdoor stairs. Image © Lei TaoProject gallerySee allShow lessSYNEGIC Office / UENOASelected ProjectsThe Landmark / Shing & Partners Design GroupSelected Projects Share Architects: TAOA Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Lei Tao Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Tesco raises £2.5 million for Barnardo’s

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Events Research / statistics Volunteering Tesco has today handed over a cheque for £2.5 million to mark the end of its 2003 Charity of the Year campaign, the Building Blocks Appeal.The figure has been reached by many of Tesco’s staff getting involved in fundraising events and activities. The sum includes a 20% top-up provided by the Tesco Community Trust.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 March 2004 | News Tesco raises £2.5 million for Barnardo’slast_img read more

‘We’ve got to see this election as a wake up call’

first_imgThe following is an edited interview conducted by Nate Chase, with Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes, during a WWP post-election webinar on Nov. 5., two days before Biden officially became the president-elect. Go to to read more remarks.Nate Chase: Even a Biden victory is not providing solutions to the crises faced by working and oppressed people in the U.S. He doesn’t have a program for that. Larry Holmes: The Intifada against racist police terror still going on shows that they’re not an appendage to the elections. They’re not reduced to having some bourgeois politician speak for them, which would be disastrous. Neither Biden or Kamala Harris are big defenders of Black Lives Matter. Biden has said he is unequivocally against defunding the police. If they do win, there’s gonna be a lot of excitement amongst especially women voters, women of color, because Kamala Harris is a Black woman. She’s also South Asian. We are sensitive to that. When you look at her class, she was a top cop, the top prosecutor in California and was no friend to poor and oppressed people, including women, who she had prosecuted for being poor.NC: Given Trump’s record, given every atrocity he’s been responsible for the past four years, given his complete failure to address the COVID pandemic, why is this election remotely close? LH: When the Democratic Party throws the working class under the bus to neoliberalism, wages a war on the working class, eviscerates wages, takes away gains, globalizes the competition for labor, then it becomes impossible for their leaders and their candidates to genuinely become the lightning rod for opposition to Trump. How can a party that’s done all of this terrible stuff to the working class — that’s discredited itself in the bourgeois media — how can it really lead something progressive, much less revolutionary, in the interests of the workers and oppressed and against racism? It’s contradictory. It’s obviously problematic. And it creates a crisis for some of us who are really revolutionaries. We’ve got to see this election as a wake up call. We are in a political crisis. We see people being evicted, and those evictions are going to grow. There’s Depression-level unemployment. All those millions of jobs lost — they’re not coming back. There are huge budget cuts coming at every level. They’re waiting until after the elections. People are lining up to get food in larger and larger numbers. And the police war against Black and brown people continues. Either we see this election as a clarion call to get busy organizing a powerful, militant, anti-capitalist, kick-ass, workers fight back around all these issues, stopping mass evictions, jobs or income for the unemployed, food for the hungry, health care, housing, everything that we need, then nature and politics are paused in a vacuum. And if there’s no class struggle, no unity in that class struggle will bring the working class into the anti-racist struggle. A number of unions representing millions of workers came out around Labor Day and said that unions need to be organizing work stoppages in support of Black Lives Matter. This is a step forward. The mere fact that some unions and some labor councils have passed resolutions calling for a general strike if Trump refuses to concede, shows that there is something going on. There’s a change that’s being brought about by COVID, by the capitalist crisis, by Depression-level unemployment. And some of us are working to form a revolutionary merger of the anti-racist Intifada and the workers movement. Let’s talk about white workers who are freaking out, because maybe not so long ago, they thought they were on the top of the hill — they were in the U.S. imperialist empire, the greatest empire in human history. And they were above everybody else. But that’s changing. U.S. imperialism is falling. And the living standards of the entire working class, including white workers, are falling. And in the absence of a struggle, workers who are freaking out will drink anybody’s Kool Aid, including Trump’s. A racist white supremacist and fascistic danger has to be countered by a united, militant, revolutionary and anti-capitalist class uprising. Or that danger will grow. So we want to be involved in that uprising.NC: How do we address so many people who consider themselves progressive, who still think that Biden will solve everything? And on the other hand, we have those in the streets, who see Biden as just another oligarch — that of course includes us. So how do we reach those who believe that Biden is just going to solve everything? And how can we win them to a more struggle-oriented revolutionary perspective?LH: The Democratic Party doesn’t come off the same way as Trump and the fascistic allies, the Proud Boys and all the mercenary groups do. They’re more dangerous because they lull you into passivity. You end up with a greater fear of white supremacy and violent fascist developments. When Barack Obama was elected, it was a historic moment — a Black person becoming president. But that smooth-talking, skillful politician, servant of the ruling class made it very difficult for us to unite and fight the class struggle. He shut the struggle down. He pursued a program of globalization and neoliberalism, union busting, and the concentration of even more and more wealth to fewer and fewer people. The Democratic Party is dangerous because it paved the way for Donald Trump. We have to make sure going forward that the class struggle in the streets, in the workplaces, amongst the unemployed, fighting the evictions — takes over all at once. The conditions are there. The only question is: Are the people going to fight? Someone who wants socialism and the end of capitalism and all of the nastiness and horror, that’s part of it, COVID, and so forth, we’ve got to bust a move, we’ve got to get deeply involved in organizing our class. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Senate Fails to End Debate on Coronavirus Aid Package

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Senate Fails to End Debate on Coronavirus Aid Package Facebook Twitter Previous articleSuicide Prevention can be Another Tool in the Rural Indiana ToolboxNext articleSuicide Prevention can be Another Tool in the Rural Indiana Toolbox on the HAT Friday Podcast NAFB News Service Senate Fails to End Debate on Coronavirus Aid Package By NAFB News Service – Sep 10, 2020 SHARE On Thursday, the Senate failed to end debate on the coronavirus aid package proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The vote was 52-47, while the measure needed 60 votes to end the debate.Republican Kevin Cramer of North Dakota says, “The message from Senate Democrats is clear; they would rather let people be hurt than give people help because they think it will give them an advantage in November.”Cramer says Democrats seem to think if they don’t get “everything they want,” then the American people will get nothing at all. Senate Democrats say the package, which has been described as “skinny,” was too small to provide any meaningful help.The Hagstrom Report says the package included $20 billion for farmers and ranchers but no increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a key demand of Senate Democrats.The failure to end debate and go to a vote means that the current Senate proposal is dead. That means the likelihood of passing another coronavirus aid package before Congress leaves at the beginning of October is low. SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Frogs CARE peer educators highlight effects of tobacco

first_imgBluebonnet Circle workout studio owner stresses importance of community The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook Twitter Frogs CARE peer educators Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Monica Dziak Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Monica Dziak Linkedin Unpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ stories TCU considering on-campus centralized testing center Twitter ReddIt Test anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in past Monica Dziak + posts printThe dangers of all tobacco forms, ranging from cigarettes to e-cigarettes to hookah and chewing tobacco, were highlighted last Tuesday during “Off The Hook-ah.”Peer educators from TCU Alcohol & Drug Education Center used interactive games and prizes to educate students on the potential harms of tobacco use. The event was meant to coincide with the American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout,” which takes place every year on the third Thursday of November in order to challenge people to stop smoking and provide them with tools to do so. It is also recommended you read about smoking and its harmful effects here.Frogs CARE peer educators hold on-campus events throughout the year aligning with alcohol and drug awareness in order to promote responsible decision making and healthy living.Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, according to the CDC.  The center’s site reported that 18.7 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 smoke cigarettes.Twenty-six percent of TCU students reported using tobacco within the past year.The peer educators emphasized that cigarettes are not the only harmful form of tobacco.“We don’t want to focus just on cigarettes,” said Erin Dianis, a sophomore peer educator. “So we also have e-cigs and hookah and all different things.“I think people think, ‘Oh, I just do e-cigarettes or I just do hookah,’ but it’s actually a bigger problem than people think it is,” Dianis said.Small studies of young adults have found a high prevalence of hookah use, 22 percent to 40 percent, among college students in the United States, according to the CDC.Sophomore peer educator Jasmine Thompson said hookah is popular on campus.“I don’t think cigarettes at TCU [are] a big problem for students,” she said. “But I see a lot of people here smoking hookah pens so I think this event really caters to the TCU community.”Junior graphic design and history double major Alexis Schrepple played a tobacco trivia spin wheel game.“E-cigs are just as bad as cigarettes and I knew that going into this, and I think a lot of people need to know that,” Schrepple said. “People still do it to this day and they know that they’re basically killing themselves.”“I think students like this interaction because it’s fun, but it’s also teaching them something and it’s something they’re going to go back home and think about,” Schrepple said. “Or when they see candy cigarettes, subconsciously they’re going to think about it whether they know it or not, and something in their mind might shift or change about smoking.”Hosting an event that tells people not to use tobacco may turn some students off. However, the group’s goal is to use students to reach others in their age group, said Yvonne Giovanis, associate director of Alcohol and Drug Education and also the peer educators’ advisor.“This is the main reason we have peer educators,” Giovanis said. “Research has shown students are more open to information coming from other students—some might listen to me, but they think ‘Oh, she’s supposed to say that.’”“This method tends to be most beneficial because it’s somebody that looks like them and is experiencing the same things—the peer educators are providing them with correct information but they’re also on the ground in the residence halls and in classes with other students,” Giovanis said.Giovanis also said that while the number of TCU smokers isn’t that high overall, and is lower than the national averages of other colleges by about 7 percent, students can still benefit from the center’s resources.“There may not be a student that’s interested in quitting because they may not smoke, but if they have a family member that’s been wanting to quit smoking, the student can say, ‘I know there’s a center on our campus that has some resources, I can look up a number for you for a program,’” Giovanis said.“There’s a lot of ways students can be a connector for positive health outcomes, even if it’s not for them directly,” Giovanis said.Giovanis added that the smoking number at TCU is higher with international students.“Smoking rates are higher in other countries, especially Asian countries,” Giovanis said. “In the U.S., smoking numbers are the lowest they’ve ever been nationally.”She added: “There were campaigns against tobacco companies and lawsuits in America in the ’80s and ’90s that made them start labeling tobacco products as causing cancer, and the settlements they then had to do like creating education money toward that—some other countries don’t have that, they haven’t had those lawsuits and settlements.“Smoking is just a thing that’s more a part of their culture, in Asian cultures especially,” Giovanis said.There was not a breakdown of international student smoking numbers available.The peer educators planned “Off The Hook-ah” a month ago. Prior to the event, they gathered information and made sure it was accurate detail from sites such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).TCU Alcohol & Drug Education Center is currently accepting applications for the spring 2016 Frogs CARE peer educators.To check out the resources Giovanis speaks of, visit: about tobacco at TCU:-26 percent of TCU students report using tobacco within the past year.-14 percent of TCU students report using tobacco within the past month.-TCU is lower than the national averages of other colleges by about 7 percent regarding prevalence (33 percent annually nationally and 22 percent monthly nationally).-About 50 percent of TCU males reported using tobacco in the past year, while only 16 percent of TCU females reported annual use. Monica is a senior journalism major and political science minor and film double minor from Houston, TX. 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Photographer attacked as aggression against journalists continues

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more August 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer attacked as aggression against journalists continues April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Robert Stolarik, a contract photographer for the New York Times, was beaten, handcuffed and had his equipment seized while photographing a street arrest in the Bronx on 4 August. He faces criminal charges of obstructing government administration and resisting arrest.Reporters Without Borders urges that the charges be dismissed. The organization notes that police have kept his press credentials and refused to return his equipment, which could serve as evidence in the case. “It’s hard to go out and feel comfortable doing my job with pending charges,” Stolarik told the press freedom organization. His court date is set for 29 November.“The brutal arrest of Robert Stolarik shows that the police are far from learning the lessons of their numerous attacks on freedom of information during Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. More than 80 journalists suffered police violence and in some cases criminal charges in a dozen cities since September, 2011,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These abuses demand serious investigation, as well as better police training, to which journalists can contribute. Recent cases – including that of Robert Stolarik – underline the need for these steps.”Stolarik was photographing the arrest of a 16-year-old girl when police on the scene ordered him to stop. He identified himself as a journalist working for the Times and asked for their badge numbers. Handcuffed, thrown to the ground and kicked, as he protested, the journalist was taken to a police precinct and was released shortly after 4 AM. Robert Stolarik has a sore back and abrasions to the arms, legs and face.In light of the attack, Stolarik told Reporters Without Borders that he would not be covering the Republican Party convention in Tampa on 27-30 August.The organization expresses the hope that the convention does not give rise to further violence against journalists, as occurred during the 2008 Republican Convention in Minneapolis. More recently, in January of this year, Memphis journalist Casey Monroe of ABC 24 News was arrested and held briefly after video-recording an arrest. A similar case occurred in Baltimore in February.Charged with wiretappingAdam Mueller, founder of the online police accountability news site CopBlock, is facing 21 years in prison on three charges of wiretapping. His trial is scheduled on 13 August.Mueller was covering a fight between students in Manchester, N.H. He interviewed their school principal, a secretary and a police officer, informing them that he was a journalist. Those interviewed say they didn’t know they were being recorded, which is illegal under state law.“The wiretapping charge is inappropriate in these circumstances,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Once an individual identifies himself as a journalist, and his subjects agree to speak with him, must he obtain special authorization to record their conversation? We expect the New Hampshire court to acquit Adam Mueller of this charge, which is wildly out of proportion to the events involved.” United StatesAmericas News RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United Statescenter_img United StatesAmericas Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information News Newslast_img read more

SPACE Presents “South Pasadena is For the Birds”

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Visual Arts SPACE Presents “South Pasadena is For the Birds” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 7:22 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News Business News Over 90 local schoolchildren made birdhouses for the community project!SPACE presents “South Pasadena is For the Birds”, a community exhibition and contest to make one-of-a-kind birdhouses, a project designed by artist Marie Switzer Miller. The goal is to inspire creativity in people of all ages while providing Southern California birds with safe havens.The birdhouse exhibition culminates in an outside display on the South Pasadena Library grounds during the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Artwalk on Saturday, May 2. The organizers hope to have 100 unique birdhouses hanging from the trees in the library park!There will be prizes given in different categories.The contest is available to all ages. To enter a birdhouse the entry fee is $15.Please Note: Birdhouses need to be delivered on May 2, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to the South Pasadena Library Park at 1115 El Centro St.Birdhouses must be picked up by 9:00 p.m. that evening or donated to the South Pasadena Nature Park. Winning entries will be featured in the SPACE window installation.SPACE Arts Center, 1506 Mission St, South Pasadena, (626) 441-4788 or visit Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more