VHS to Retire Annual “Fido Walk & Fun Fest,” Instead to Participate in Walking…

first_imgDowntown Evansville riverfront Walking for Dreams registration is FREE and open to the public. However, it is meant to be a fundraiser and the public is reminded that the most effective way to participate is to create a fundraising team or make a donation. Registration is now open and participants are encouraged to visit www.walkingfordreams.org to register online in advance and select “Evansville – Vanderburgh Humane Society” as their charity. A $20 donation will secure an event T-shirt. The VHS has a goal of 15 Team Leaders who will commit to raising at least $100 each. At this time, most of those spots are still open! For more information, contact Amanda or Kendall at the information above. Walking for DreamsBenefiting the Vanderburgh Humane Society Registration at 1:00; step-off at 2:00 For 13 years, the VHS held an annual event in September or July called the “Fido Walk” to raise funds for their programs. This year, an entirely new fundraiser is on the horizon: Walking for Dreams, presented by the Sycamore Foundation and Paul Watzlavik State Farm! Sunday, May 21, 2017 will be a fun-filled day for families and their dogs to benefit the VHS. Registration begins at 1:00 pm at the downtown Evansville riverfront! The event will feature a pet-friendly Walk, plus food vendors and sponsor booths. VHS is one of several nonprofits participating this year. Sunday, May 21, 2017 The VHS has a total goal of 300 walkers, and at this point less than 100 have registered. Get out there and support your community’s largest, most impactful animal welfare agency!center_img Pet-friendly walk, approximately 2 miles. Strollers & wheelchairs welcome. Register online at www.walkingfordreams.org Proceeds from this event help fund the lifesaving programs at the VHS.  Money raised provides homeless animals with vaccines, tests, and treatment for illnesses. No-obligation referral forms from State Farm Insurance are available, which nets the VHS a $25 donation. Pick one up or email [email protected] for more information! All proceeds benefit the vital programs offered by the Vanderburgh Humane Society FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

OCHS Girls Swim Team Finish The Season With A Splash

first_imgBy Andrew DeCredico Over the weekend the Ocean City Girls Swim team sent eight of their very best athletes to the New Jersey Meet of Champions. The eight girls consisted of Amanda Nunan, Maggie Wallace, Ryann Styer, Andrea Teofanova, Aleva Parker, Eve Chiarello, Emily Myers, and Claudia Scherbin. They were among the many talented girls surrounding the pool on Sunday, March 5th.The Meet of Champions is a statewide competition, in which girls from all over New Jersey need to meet qualifying times to be invited. Team captain Amanda Nunan said that she was “very proud of the girls for making it to the Meet of Champions.” Four girls qualified as a relay team, in addition to a few of them qualifying individually.Photo Credit: JASM ConsultingThe relay team made up of Amanda Nunan, Maggie Wallace, Ryann Styer, and Andrea Teofanova, qualified for the 200m freestyle relay, as well as the 400m freestyle relay. Taking home second place in both events, the girls were happy with the outcome. As a group, the four girls have been undefeated this season in their relay team.As for individual placement, the girls were happy with the solo results as well. “I’m so happy with how everyone swam today,” said Nunan, “Coming [to the meet] after losing last week, obviously we were a little upset, so we kind of wanted to prove ourselves.” Nunan, who qualified in two individual events, took home two first place wins in the 200m freestyle, as well as the 500m freestyle. Her teammate Ryann Styer took home a first place win in the 50m freestyle, and a 6th place finish in the 100m freestyle. Last but not least, teammate Maggie Wallace finished 4th place in the 200m freestyle, and 2nd place in the 500 freestyle, just behind team captain Amanda Nunan.Looking forward, the girls say they are hopeful that next year will be as amazing as this year. “Losing Amanda will be tough,” Styer said, talking about Nunan. “She’s like the center of the team, so it will be a disappointment without her.”Photo Credit: JASM Consulting“Amanda will be a big loss to the team,” repeated Wallace “ but I think we’ll shape up for next year. We have a couple freshman coming in for next year that I think will do us some good.”Nunan, who just finished her last season with the team, was happy with the finale to her high school career. “I’m so happy to go out with two wins, especially with my teammates,” said Nunan. When talking about the team next year she was hopeful in stating, “I think they’ll do pretty well. Maggie and Ryann are so strong, and plus all of the other younger girls. We have some really good freshman this year.” Nunan will be continuing her swimming career with a partial swimming scholarship to the University of Tennessee.last_img read more


first_imgMaldon, Essex) has developed its InfraLab range of at-line analysers for the baking industry, designed to meet the need for rapid accurate analysis of parameters, such as moisture, fat or oil and protein, without the need for special operator skills.Until now, the InfraLab analyser was used in conjunction with a PC, which acted as the interface and data storage facility to the analyser. Now, the InfraLab features an integral Operator Interface with onboard data storage and can download measurement record files to a PC via a USB, serial or ethernet connection.last_img read more

GrooveSafe Is A New Initiative To Stop Unwanted Touching & Sexual Harassment At Shows

first_imgIncreasingly, sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment has flooded the news following the viral #MeToo movement as well as with a recent flurry of accusations against celebrities. However, it’s not just high-profile personalities who have overstepped boundaries or committed acts of sexual violence against unwilling participants. Rather, being the victim of inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact is an insidious occurrence for a large portion of the population during daily life, and both men and women can share stories of being inappropriately touched at shows. Thus, a new initiative called GrooveSafe, started by Ashley Driscoll, has come about, with the goal to increase awareness about consent and physical contact at concerts.Swedish Musical Festival Bans Men To Fight Sexual Assault At ConcertsLive music is meant to be a safe haven for all folks, and more often than not, it is. However, while going out and seeing shows frequently is an uplifting and spirit-invigorating experience, occasionally there are people who take advantage of or are unable to abide by the laws of common decency within the free-spirited atmosphere. Regardless of whether drugs or alcohol is involved, it’s basic respect to not touch  people when they don’t want to be. With GrooveSafe, the organizations goal is to stop this unwanted touching at shows, showing that it’s not normal to be grabbed or groped unwillingly at any point during the day, but especially when enjoying music.As detailed in a write-up by NYS Music, when asked about how to prevent unwanted contact at show and what GrooveSafe is all about, founder Ashley Driscoll said this: “Unfortunately, prevention is a difficult word. The main goal of GrooveSafe is to spread awareness that these sorts of behaviors are happening all the time, all around us. I believe change in behavior starts in understanding how truly unwanted these advances are. Our true goal is to become obsolete someday. Nothing would make me happier than to go to a show and not have to constantly look over my shoulder and just be able to watch the show in peace. This is a difficult question because it is not as simple as going in groups or wearing a certain thing or another. Females and males alike should be able to look, feel and be whatever or whoever they want without being touched by a stranger or sometimes even a friend in a manner that they have not agreed to or have not welcomed.”GrooveSafe currently has plans to get a website up and running and in the future will be selling merchandise that reiterates the point that everyone should be conscious of how they interact and make contact with fellow fans at concerts—including looking out for others who may be in an uncomfortable or dangerous situation but don’t know what to do. You can donate to this worthy cause via PayPal ([email protected]). As always, have fun out there, and make sure you do your part to ensure the people around you are having a good time too.last_img read more

[The Source Podcast] ScaleIO Ready Nodes and Ready Solutions: From DIY to Turnkey.

first_imgDell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node combines powerful Dell PowerEdge servers and the software-defined block storage capabilities of ScaleIO to deliver endless server SAN possibilities. Offering All-Flash and Hybrid configurations, the ScaleIO Ready Node is pre-validated, tested and configured to provide the best performance possible.  Meet your business objectives while greatly simplifying the process of procuring and deploying a server SAN.I caught up with Brian Lewis (@v_Lewis) at the Dell EMC Forum in Minneapolis, he had on the details of the ScaleIO Ready node family.Get The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

University continues work for Sudan

first_imgA University delegation presented a student petition to policymakers in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., in December to advocate for a sustainable peace in Sudan. Social Concerns chair Pat McCormick, men’s lacrosse operations coordinator Kevin Dugan, graduate student Emmanuel Gore and junior lacrosse player Jake Brems met with representatives from the government and Catholic Relief Services during their trip. “The visit to D.C. was the culmination of all the work we had all done as a school, not just student government but also the lacrosse team, the Kroc Institute, the Center for Social Concerns and dorms,” McCormick said. “All of these groups had come together to speak for justice and for a peaceful referendum. What was so exciting was to have the opportunity … to take Notre Dame’s advocacy to Washington and to Baltimore to make sure the voices of Notre Dame students were heard.” The two-day itinerary included talks with Kalpen Modi, associate director of public engagement at the White House, Samantha Power, special assistant to President Barack Obama for Sudan, and Karen Richardson, international affairs liaison. The group also met with Peter QuAranto, the special envoy to Sudan from the State Department, and Catholic Relief Services. “The discussion focused on the students’ campus-wide campaign to raise awareness of the Jan. 9 referenda in Sudan, genocide in Darfur and the critical role that young people play in mobilizing communities around key humanitarian issues,” a press release from Modi stated. The northern and southern parts of Sudan have been in civil war for over 50 years. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) officially ended war in 2005 and called for six years of peace talks between the two regions. The agreement also scheduled a referendum for Jan. 9 in which Southern Sudan would vote on independence from Northern Sudan. Notre Dame’s involvement with Sudan began on Oct. 5, 2010, when a delegation of Sudanese bishops visited the University to speak about the CPA. The bishops then travelled to Washington, D.C. and New York City to meet with national leaders and discuss the crisis. As the referendum approached, the bishops said both sides began stockpiling weapons, and the possibility of violence loomed for the nation. The New York Times reported that while the results of the referendum are not official, nearly 99 percent of Southern Sudan voted for secession after 3 million votes were cast. Voting proceeded with only small local conflicts, but difficult times approach as the country heads to divorce. “In many ways the time of most concern is coming still,” McCormick said. “The referendum itself was a potential flashpoint … but the Comprehensive Peace Agreement will expire over the summer [and the country could split], so these next few months will be critical ones for Sudan. The advice we got from those who were closer to the situation was that we need to do whatever we can to sustain attention on the fact that this is still a moment of tremendous promise for the people of Sudan but also a moment of potential risk.” Gore is a native of Juba, a city in Southern Sudan, and a graduate student at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. “My country, which has known little but war and is one of the least developed countries in the world, is in desperate need of peace and stability in order for development to come about,” Gore said. “My view on the current unrest between Northern and Southern Sudan is that it does not have to be resolved by bullets, but through peaceful means and dialogue.” An independent state will soon emerge in Southern Sudan, he said. “Without the tireless and humane efforts of the international community under the leadership of the United States government, this referendum would not have been possible,” Gore said. “And without the active role of Notre Dame and other like-minded international civil society groups … we would have potentially witnessed yet another human catastrophe.” Gore said the meeting with Power, President Obama’s special assistant on Sudan, was especially encouraging. “She assured us that the United States is not leaving ‘a stone unturned’ to make sure the referendum is held in a timely and peaceful manner,” he said. “But she also reiterated that efforts such as Notre Dame’s rally provided the legitimacy policymakers need to engage more robustly in Sudan.” After the appeal from the Sudanese bishops, Notre Dame’s Student Senate unanimously approved a resolution to pledge support for peace in Sudan. The resolution asked the University to stand behind Sudan and to call for full implementation of the CPA. Student government and other campus organizations hosted the Playing for Peace three-on-three basketball tournament and peace rally on Dec. 4 to raise more awareness for the situation in Sudan. Over 600 students attended the rally. McCormick said the Notre Dame delegation delivered a petition signed by over 1,000 students and a copy of the resolution from Student Senate. “We tried to really symbolize the Notre Dame community uniting for peace in Sudan,” he said. “There was a lot of skepticism about whether we could make a difference, and Notre Dame students can confidently say we contributed to peace in Sudan and we will continue to work for peace in Sudan.”last_img read more

Winter Storm to Drop 3 to 5 Inches of Snow on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Satellite image of winter storm hitting Long Island this weekend. (Photo: National Weather Service)The light snow Long Islanders woke up to Saturday morning could pick up in intensity later in the day, possibly dropping up to 5 inches of snow on the area, forecasters said.A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday as the winter storm moves across Long Island. Expect heavier storm to fall late in the afternoon before mixing with sleet and freezing rain and then eventually turning to only rain, said National Weather Service forecasters in Upton. But the snow could be heavy at times in the early evening, meteorologists said.Forecasters predicted snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches Saturday. Temperatures will be in the low 30s during most of the day and wind gusts of up to 40 mph are possible, meteorologists said.In a special weather statement, the NWS noted that visibility could drop to as low as half a mile at times during the day. Up to 2 inches of snow could accumulate before the afternoon.The weather service also warned of possible coastal flooding Sunday morning along the Long Island Sound, South Shore and Peconic Bay.In response to the winter storm, Suffolk County opened its emergency operations center at 7 a.m.“Suffolk County Department of Public Works will monitor County road conditions and begin salting roads when appropriate to allow for the least amount of snow accumulation,” the county said.Temperatures across LI are expected to rise to the high 30s overnight.last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Mark Arnold – Vision and values (#74)

first_img This post is currently collecting data… 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details This is placeholder text center_img Thank you for tuning in to episode 74 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.In the midst of a crisis, it can be difficult to balance member’s immediate needs with the long-term plans and goals for your brand. To discuss this challenge and more, I sat down with Mark Arnold, Founder and CEO of On The Mark Strategies and long-time contributor to CUInsight. Mark and his team have a ton of experience helping credit unions across the country align their marketing and strategic planning efforts with their values to build trust and relevancy in their community. During our conversation, Mark shares some important themes he thinks credit unions should keep in mind when communicating with their members and teams. We also discuss why Mark believes marketing will never be the same following COVID-19, and what credit unions should be doing to build a brand that’s “consistent, clear, and unique” going forward. His recommendation is to start by writing down what makes your credit union different in six or less words. Mark and I also talk about his path to starting his own business and some of the difficult career decisions he had to make along the way. He shares that leadership can get lonely, which is why it’s important to build a network of people you can tap into for advice and more. We also chat about mentors, a typical workday, and Mark’s love of running. As usual, we finish with the rapid-fire questions, where we learn that Mark wanted to be a writer when he grew up. He also tells us about the first time he got into trouble as a child, the books he thinks everyone should read, and that his dad is the person he thinks of when he hears the word success. You don’t want to miss this episode!Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Mark:Mark Arnold, Founder and CEO of On The Mark [email protected] www.markarnold.comTwitter | LinkedInShow notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you! Check out all the outstanding work that Mark and his team at On The Mark Strategies are doing here.Watch Mark’s 3 Questions interview with Randy here.Shout-out: Texas Credit Union League (now Cornerstone Credit Union League)Shout-out: Terry YoungShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: Jeff RendelShout-out: Casey BoggsShout-out: Eric PointerShout-out: Dave KrauseShout-out: Stefanie Rupert Shout-out: Maurice SmithShout-out: Mark’s dadShout-out: Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union Shout-out: Brett MartinezShout-out: Mark’s wifeShout-out: Bill CheneyShout-out: Crissy CheneyAlbum mentioned: The Very Best of John WilliamsBook mentioned: Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness by Ray Davis Book mentioned: Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies by Jim Stengel Book mentioned: The Revenue Growth Habit: The Simple Art of Growing Your Business by 15% in 15 Minutes Per Day by Alex Goldfayn Previous guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37 & 64), Maurice Smith, Brett Martinez, Bill CheneyYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[02:15] – Mark, welcome to the show![03:03] – Mark shares tips on communication with their members and teams.[05:02] – Are you rethinking strategic planning for the future? Do you have a plan?[07:13] – Mark believes that the way members interact with credit unions will change.[09:20] – Mark shares what he thinks credit unions need to fundamentally change to stay relevant.[10:47] – What makes your credit union different in six words or fewer without using the words community, people, and service.[12:42] – Mark speaks about what he will be proud of that he and his team accomplished this year.[13:47] – What was the inspiration for you to start On The Mark Strategies?[16:35] – Marks shares how motivation has changed over the years.[19:01] – Mark discusses what his team has heard him say so often that they can finish his sentence.[20:21] – Mark says that the ability to make the tough decisions is something he has cultivated.[21:13] – Leadership is a team sport is a myth that he wants to debunk. It can be lonely at the top.[22:47] – Is there a mistake you made or one that you see young leaders making today?[23:52] – Mark shares that passion is critical is the advice they gave him along the way.[26:53] – Marks speaks about his dad leading with vision and compassion.[27:35] – Mark discusses a time when he felt over his head and was ready to throw in the towel.[28:44] – What does a typical workday look like, and what would it take to have a perfect workday?[30:25] – Mark shares what he loves to do when he has a day off and needs to recharge.[31:24] – Mark says it’s a struggle to keep his business and personal life separate.[33:08] – What was Mark like in high school and when was the first time you got into memorable trouble?[34:43] – Mark chats about wanting to be a writer when he grew up.[35:31] – Running, reading the bible, and writing in his journal is what Mark does every day, and if he doesn’t, his day is off.[36:41] – What is your favorite album of all time?[37:25] – Is there a book you think everyone should read?[38:22] – Spending time with his family has become more important, and titles are less important.[39:52] – When you hear the word success, who is the first person who comes to mind?[41:15] – Now is not the time to pause; now is the time to grow; now is the time to accelerate your growth.[42:33] – Thank you so much, Mark, for being on the show.last_img read more

Long Island Pro Gamer Returns Home a Little Richer, Wiser

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With his team earning four bronze medals and $10,000 in cash prizes, Long Island’s top-skilled video gamer Nicholas Dicostanzo has returned home to Dix Hills after competing at the X Games in Austin, Texas, earlier this month.For the second year in a row, the extreme sports contest featured eSports, an electronic gaming competition, but for the first time, it was broadcasted live on ESPN. Dicostanzo’s four-member Team eLevate suffered a disappointing 4-0 loss in their final game, but the eSports competitors have certainly gained a lot more than they lost by landing in third place.“Obviously there were a lot of gameplay mistakes that I’m hashing over in my mind,” said Dicostanzo. “So I just keep playing and working on what I identify as my greatest weaknesses, building my intuition and reactions, and working on communication.”Diconstanzo, who’s been playing video games since 2007, only began playing competitively last year, winning team prizes across the country. For the MLG Professional League Championship in Austin, they were virtually slaying opponents in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.Compared to extreme skateboarding or BMX racing, eSports certainly differs from typical physical sports, but they share more similarities than not.“To be honest, it doesn’t matter to me if the world thinks of eSports as on the same level as athletic sports,” said Dicostanzo. “I know we put in a ton of time and practice like the athletes do, and we actually press to the physical limits similarly. But I don’t occupy myself with what others think about how eSports is situated.”He said his interactions with the other athletes proved to be supportive and insightful, helping both gamers and X-Game regulars gain mutual respect.“They were totally cool,” said Dicostanzo. “A lot of them play video games all the time, so they were interested in seeing how professional gamers play…Just like we were impressed by the stunts they could pull off, they were amazed to see the level of play we had.”So what’s next for the 23-year-old Long Island native, besides getting his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the end of the year from Long Island University?“I enjoy getting back home, but I am focused on season three,” said Dicostanzo. “We’re putting together our roster now and want to make sure it’s top-quality, so we’ll see how that develops. We have a couple of plans in the works.”last_img read more

Justin Bieber, Dan + Shay Nail ‘10,000 Hours’ Duet

first_imgLast year, the 26-year-old Canadian pop star dropped the romantic country track shortly after tying the knot with wife Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) for the second time in September 2019. The pair costarred in the music video — their first project as newlyweds — alongside Smyers, 33, Shay, 28, and each of their wives. The three couples shared sweet moments together in the video as the singers crooned the heartfelt lyrics.“I’d spend 10,000 hours and 10,000 more,” they sing in the chorus. “Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours / And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try / If it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life / I’m gonna love you.”Shortly after they collaborated on the chart-topping single, Smyers and Mooney revealed that the “Sorry” singer put the duo on the spot at his 2019 wedding ceremony in South Carolina.Justin Bieber Goes Country for 10000 Hours Performance With Dan and Shay at CMAs 2020Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay Matt Baron/Shutterstock; MediaPunch/Shutterstock- Advertisement – “We sang ‘Speechless’ and then Justin jumped on stage,” the country singers told Access Hollywood in November 2019. “We were about to release our new single ‘10,000 Hours.’ We had not ever performed it live. And he was like ‘Yo, you guys gotta sing ‘10,000 Hours,’ and he’s on the song with us, and it was like, ‘Uh, I don’t wanna embarrass ourselves but we don’t quite know the words. We’ve never sang it in front of anybody.’ We hacked our way through it. It was cool.”Unlike other awards shows that have gone virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 CMA Awards took place in front of a live audience in Nashville. Other scheduled performers included Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Pop goes country! Justin Bieber teamed up with Dan + Shay on the 2020 Country Music Association Awards stage on Wednesday, November 11 — and the dreamy duet sent fans’ hearts racing.“10,000 Hours,” which was released in October 2019, is nominated for Single of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney also scored a nod for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 54th annual CMA Awards, which were held at the Music City Center in Nashville.Justin Bieber 10,000 Hours Dan and Shay CMAs 2020Justin Bieber and Dan and Shay perform “10,000 Hours” at the 2020 CMAs. Dustin Downing/Country Music Association, Inc./Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more