SMC hosts community dinner to benefit Title I school

first_imgMore than 50 Saint Mary’s students from four different residence halls will participate in a community dinner Wednesday in Rice Commons of the Student Center to benefit local Title I middle school, Navarre Intermediate Center.Senior ministry assistant Kaitlyn Maierhofer, one of the dinner’s coordinators, said the event includes a talk given by Saint Mary’s alumna Jackie Bauters and writing letters to students at Navarre.“Similar to last year, there was one [dinner] in each residence hall,” Maierhofer said. “This year, we’re just combining them [from] all four. It’s meant to bring together different people from different halls, and we’re just going to have a little discussion about our gifts, what stood out for you in the talk, what in the talk resonates with your own situation and desires, what are some of your gifts and passions.”Maierhofer said each dinner table will have a discussion facilitator to encourage further conversation and will work together to wrap books and write letters for each student in an effort to encourage reading and the importance of education.“We [got] a whole bunch of middle school books,” she said. “We’re going to write to the students and then they’re going to get the books. It’s going to be great.”Although each hall did a different project last year, the ministry assistants decided to unite the College community in through this new approach, Maierhofer said.“Each of the [ministry assistants] have a role,” she said. “I’m personally introducing the activities. I talk about Title I schools.”Maierhofer said Title I schools are given additional federal financial assistance because a large portion of the student population is from low-income families. The schools provide students with supplementary educational programs such as free tutoring and mentoring as well as free snacks and meals, she said.“Title I schools may serve certain types of students such as students with low English-speaking proficiency, homeless students, students with disabilities and at-risk students,” Maierhofer said. “The funds for Title I schools go directly to serving the needs of the student population.”She said there are 12 Title I Elementary Schools in South Bend and one Title I middle school.“We’re just working with Navarre Intermediate,” Maierhofer said. “We are doing this through the [Office for Civil and Social Engagement]. … They gave us the ages and genders for all students. [Then] we went and bought books for each student.“We’re focusing on how we’re going to use our passions and gifts with the Title I schools. We’re applying what we’re talking about. Unless you’re really involved with education or unless you attended a Title I school, you really don’t know anything about Title I schools.”Maierhofer said the other ministry assistants’ main goal for the dinner is to educate the Saint Mary’s student body on the world beyond campus and provide a channel in which they can become involved once they leave that bubble.“It’s just trying to educate our student body, our Saint Mary’s community, on what’s happening outside of the Saint Mary’s bubble on how we can serve them,” she said. “We’re always going to have Title I schools … anywhere we go.”Maierhofer said the opportunity to educate, a passion her math major for secondary education has fostered, is the biggest personal reward she gains for organizing and contributing to this dinner.“It makes me feel good, doing this stuff,” Maierhofer said. “I just want to educate the community and get more people excited about serving others. It’s a whole circle with actually teaching in the classroom then bringing that out and teaching my residents as a ministry assistant and teaching my friends and having that compassion to not judge those students.“You can’t really ever judge. You have to go in with an open heart.”Tags: Navarre Middle School, OCSC, Title 1 Schoolslast_img read more

Kids Cooking Competition

first_imgWhen it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, there are about as many variations as there are chefs: tangy sandwiches made of cheddar with hearty wheat bread and creamy versions made of smoked Gouda with crusty French bread.The 15 school-aged children who competed at the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids’ Cooking Competition left no sandwich concept unexplored as they competed in teams and flexed their grilled cheese expertise. Modeled after shows like “Chopped Junior” and hosted at the Ponce City Farmers Market, the cooking competition was a great chance for the students to learn about the culinary world, nutrition and the opportunities provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and Georgia 4-H.The children, all fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders, were randomly placed into teams of four and worked together to create a balanced meal out of grilled cheese ingredients, kale and a basket of other mandatory ingredients. Judges included chef Brian Carson of The Mercury, chef Daniel Peach of Botiwalla, and Daniel Mobley, market manager for Ponce City Farmers Market. They were impressed by the kids’ cooperation, cooking ability and creativity, but they had to name a winner.The winning team made a kale salad to accompany their sandwich. The team included Parker Payne, 10, of Woodward Academy; Victoria Sweeney, 10, of Warren T. Jackson Elementary School; Isaiah Farrow, 10, of Georgia Connections Academy; and Nile Smith, 10, of Roswell North Elementary School. “Most of these kids had never met and were randomly placed on teams together, but their level of communication, teamwork and creativity was phenomenal,” said Kristen Sumpter, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent for Fulton County and Fulton Fresh coordinator. “Even when we threw them curveballs like extra mandatory ingredients, they just kept cooking with as much excitement and creativity as they did when they opened their baskets. Lemons were being zested and kale was being massaged. It was like we were watching professional chefs create new dishes.”Fulton Fresh, a long-running nutrition education program coordinated by UGA Extension in Fulton County, underwent a makeover this summer. Sumpter sharpened the program’s focus on nutritional education for young people by taking cooking and nutrition lessons into Atlanta schools this fall and hosting a number of food-related workshops for kids this summer. The program adopted the new tagline “Growing Communities One Plate at a Time.”Sumpter has collaborated with Laurie Murrah-Hanson and Jeremy Cheney, UGA Extension Georgia 4-H agents in Fulton County, to coordinate a summer full of food, nutrition and gardening youth events this summer.They hope that this summer’s events will help them to introduce families to the wide variety of opportunities that Georgia 4-H and UGA Extension offer.“I have heard of 4-H but I was not sure of everything they did,” said Renee Ross, who was at the cooking competition watching her 10-year-old nephew cook. “I love this, and I love the farm-to-table concept, and I love that people from the farmers market are contributing fresh foods and that kids are using them …“I think it’s a great way for kids who don’t have access to 4-H (in school) to be introduced to it or even learn more about the program.”For updates on upcoming events, visit or search “UGA Extension Fulton County” on Facebook.last_img read more

Ultramotive Launches EarthSafe Air Power System

first_imgUltramotive Corporation, a Bethel-based company in the field of pressurized dispensing technology, recently launched the environmentally-friendly EarthSafe Air Power System, a breakthrough replacement for traditional aerosol cans, as part of its latest global environmental initiative.The EarthSafe Air Power System uses compressed air as a propellant instead of the customary hydrocarbon gases. The System, the brainchild of Ultramotive founder and President Chris Scheindel, features an innovative valve system, Delbar Piston, and EarthSafe Sealing Plug. Where traditional aerosol cans contained a mixture of the product and hydrocarbon gases sprayed indiscriminately through the nozzle, EarthSafe Air Power System separates the product from the air pressure below that propels it through an innovative valve system.It is an inexpensive packaging option for the industry in a country where hydrocarbons contribute to air pollution and linger in the environment.last_img read more

Swedish National Deported from Colombia, Convicted for Drug Trafficking in Sweden

first_imgBy Dialogo March 13, 2013 Jonas Sture Oredsson, a Swedish national who was expelled by the Colombian authorities from Colombia in December 2010, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking by the Swedish justice system. The Scandinavian country’s legal authorities considered that 40-year-old Oredsson was leading a group responsible for smuggling over a ton of cocaine that was seized by the French authorities off the coast of Martinica. The court sentenced Mauritz Andersson, the only person aboard the boat where the cocaine was seized in 2010, to 14 years of prison given the “exceptionally large scale” of the crime. Two other men were also tried for a failed attempt to smuggle 700 kilos from Colombia to Sweden, a 30-year-old who was sentenced to eight years and a 33-year-old who got one year in prison. In December 2010, the Colombian Intelligence and Immigration Service announced the deportation of Oredsson, “since he was wanted for drug trafficking by the authorities in Sweden, where he is considered the leader of an organization that smuggles huge amounts of cocaine from South America to Europe.”last_img read more

Gen Z is on the horizon: Here’s what you need to know!

first_imgGeneration Z began entering the workforce in 2017. 11,000 new Gen Z employees enter the workforce every day. Like every other generation, Gen Z has a unique perspective of the world and particular expectation of the workplace.Soon, Generation Z will have a major presence in the workplace, the marketplace, and your credit union.You might think that because Gen Z comes right behind the “Me-Centric” Millennial they are very similar. They are, however, different from Millennials in many ways. The “We-Centric” Gen Z has different values, preferences, and perspectives.Gen Z, with members born between 1997–2012, is 70 million strong, and are the most diverse generation in U.S. history. The following are some facts we have learned so far about this generation.The top 10 things you need to know about Gen Z:They are the true “digital natives” born into the era of Wi-Fi, Google, and social media. They know how to take a selfie and talk to Gramma via FaceTime, and they played their first game, Peek-a-Boo Zoo, on Mom’s cell phone.They are very resourceful—they love YouTube (and TicTok) and use it as a resource to find out how to do anything. They can figure things out for themselves without adult supervision. They’re the first generation that literally believes they don’t need you (or any adult) for knowledge – they feel they can get it online. (Ouch!)Independent learners make up this generation. In addition to using YouTube, they love online educational resources such as TED Talks, Master Class, LinkedIn Learning, blogs, podcasts, etc.—they are all about the pursuit of knowledge.Because they are finding their own answers, they are doers and activists—they jump in and do—which means that they may be asking for your forgiveness rather than your permission.Gen Z has never known a world without social media. They’ve grown up with Snapchat and Instagram friends (Facebook’s for their parents!) and a world where it’s easier to make connections digitally than in the real world. But those connections lack substance. Many are looking for environments where they can form meaningful relationships connected by a common culture. Hopefully the workplace will be a place for them to grow relationships, learn from other generations, and feel a part of the culture.They are realists and know that they live in a world that has never felt safe. Although most of this generation does not remember 9/11, they are aware of school shootings and terrorists acts.  And it’s scary. They look for cultures where they feel safe and supported more than ever. They hear the news constantly with the 24-hour news cycles and social media postings. Many are growing up in homes that were significantly affected by the Great Recession, fires, and floods.Gen Z’s attention span is down to eight seconds. They live in a world of continuous updates, and they process information faster than other generations thanks to apps like Snapchat and TicTok.Although this generation can be less focused than their Millennial counterparts, they are champion multi-taskers. In school, they will create a document on their school computer, do research on their phone or tablet, take notes on a notepad, and then finish in front of the TV with a laptop, while facetiming a friend. Do you know anyone like this?They’re altruistic and not afraid of work. About 60 percent say that they would like to have a job that makes the world a better place. Volunteer work adds meaning to their lives and is sought by 26 percent of them. Plus, 76 percent are worried about protecting the environment. This generation is not afraid to work hard for a meaningful cause. They want substance. Employers who give them something significant to be a part of will retain the talent. Make the connection to something greater than just the job or work  itself and they are  sold.They are justice-minded, have a heart for a mission, and get out there to make it happen. They volunteer, they invest their time, and they sign up! Maybe they will vote? Time will tell. Gen Zs are independent and they like their own space. They enjoy working alone on a project, and they do not appear to be as collaborative as the Millennials. And here’s some good or, maybe, bad news for parents. While Millennials could be comfortable in their parents’ house, Gen Z strives for financial independence. They want to have a place of their own to call home. As more and more of this generation enter the workplace, more characteristics and preferences will be discovered. It is going to be an adventure learning about them! 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Karen McCullough Karen McCullough is a nationally known keynote speaker and virtual presenter. She speaks to credit unions across the country on change, generational opportunities and workforce trends.  Karen helps organizations cut … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Mount Sinai Man Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 66-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car in his hometown of Mount Sinai on Wednesday night.Suffolk County police said Glenn Taylor was driving a Toyota southbound on Chestnut Street when he struck a tree near the corner of Route 25A at 7:08 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

Sol Campbell rates Arsenal’s top-four chances and Gabriel debut after Fulham win

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 13 Sep 2020 8:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5kShares Advertisement Sol Campbell rates Arsenal’s top-four chances and Gabriel debut after Fulham win New signing Gabriel was on target as Arsenal beat Fulham on the opening day (Picture: Getty)Sol Campbell believes Arsenal have a ‘good chance’ of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season following their impressive opening-day victory over Fulham and hailed the performance of new signing Gabriel.The Gunners enjoyed the perfect start to the new season on Saturday, with debutants Gabriel and Willian starring in a convincing 3-0 win over newly-promoted Fulham.Alexandre Lacazette scored the first goal of a Premier League season for the second time with a simple tap-in, before Gabriel headed home Arsenal’s second shortly after half-time.Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who is expected to sign a new deal in the next few days – then rounded off a comfortable afternoon for Arsenal with his first goal of the new campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe north London outfit finished eighth last season but are destined to improve in Mikel Arteta’s first full season as manager and can finish in the top-four, according to Campbell.The Arsenal and England legend told Premier League productions: ‘I’m more optimistic [about that now] because if they can carry on like this and grow with confidence and the new players settle in, then why not?‘Yes, there are other teams in there who have invested a lot of money and are vying for those positions. Advertisementcenter_img It was the perfect start to the new season for Mikel Arteta (Picture: BT)‘He hadn’t played any football for six months so to come and play a game in the Premier League after training with the team for three or four days is a big task,’ Arteta said.‘The boy showed a lot of character and what he can do. He can still improve a lot but he had a really good game.‘Willian knows the league, the country and is very settled here so I knew his performance would settle straight away.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal to make fresh bid for goalkeeper as Martinez closes in on transferMORE: Willian and Gabriel speak out on their spectacular Arsenal debuts Comment Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell (Picture: Getty)‘But I think if they can carry on like they were at the end of this season and today then they have a good chance.’Campbell also hailed Gabriel’s debut following his £23m summer move from Lille.‘He was calm, collected, won his tackles, very mobile,’ the former Gunner added. ‘It was very, very good overall.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He should be really pleased. He scored and got a clean sheet so you know you’ve had a great game as a defender!‘You have to look at the opposition but you can only play what’s in front of you and he had an excellent game.’Arteta also praised Gabriel and admitted he was surprised at his performance levels in his first game since the Ligue 1 season was curtailed in March.last_img read more

Nurses advised to be accountable

first_imgLocalNews Nurses advised to be accountable by: – June 5, 2012 Nurses reciting their pledge at Sunday’s awards ceremonyA call has been issued to nurses on the island to be careful how they care for patients and responsible particularly when administering medication.That call was issued by High Court Judge Birnie Stephenson-Brooks while delivering the featured address during an awards ceremony at the Arawak House of Culture on Sunday.The Nursing Service concluded a month of activities and celebration in observance of nurses and the nursing profession.Justice Stephenson-Brooks explained to the nurses that because of the society in which they live where citizens are quick to file lawsuits, this should encourage them to be accountable when administering health care to patients.“As a nurse you are responsible and accountable for the quality of care given to customers…. because we live in a time when litigation is prominent, we live in a society where people sue. So if somebody comes to the hospital and they die and believe me nobody brings their relative to the hospital to die; even if the person was dying you didn’t bring the person to the hospital to die and so they always want to blame somebody and you know who are the first people that they blame? Them nurses”. Justice Birnie Stephenson-BrooksShe therefore advised them to practice accountability in everything they do.“You have to be accountable for everything you do; count every swab, measure every piece of medication because your name could now appear on a writ before the High Court and then I might have to decide whether you were responsible for the person who was almost dead when they got to the hospital dying. So please you are accountable”.Justice Stephenson-Brooks further advised the nurses to know the entire nursing system which includes the hospital.“Please for heaven’s sake, nurses know everything in the hospital, know where every room is. Don’t send somebody to the delivery suite when they’re looking for the morgue. Know the whole system, know the process, know who your orthopedics doctor is, know who your gynecologist is. Don’t send someone to Dr. Roberts if they have a broken foot, don’t send somebody to Dr. Julien when they’re going to have a baby,” she explained.They were also advised to be cognizant of what is occurring around them.“I urge you to be aware of what is going on around you, on your ward, in your department, be aware of what are the urgent needs, the programs that are in place and the budgetary constraints just to name a few”. Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share 6 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Lampard: Solskjaer’s tactical change played into our hands

first_imgChelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has admitted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics played into his hands after their FA Cup semifinal victory over Manchester United. The United manager sprung a surprise with his team selection and then changed his system during the game. Lampard revealed: “I can’t ask for anything more than that – may be a few more goals which is surprising when you play against a team of their quality. “We played with a system that we haven’t played within a while and I was surprised that they matched us up before (in the Carabao Cup and league meetings in October and February respectively).Advertisement read also:FA Cup: Cutting errors key to beating Man Utd – Lampard “But in the early parts of the game I thought we were on top but when they changed the system I think we played even better. We did everything that I asked of them. “I’m very proud of the performance.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Inventions That Prove Humanity Is Failing BadlyBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more