Communications class teaches at Center

first_imgFor some students at Saint Mary’s, class time on Thursday is now spent in a different type of environment – teaching guests at the South Bend Center for the Homeless.  “Public Communication,” holds classes for the guests at the Center and teaches them the basics of communication studies. After only three weeks spent at the Center, some students are already feeling a sense of learning for themselves and their guests. Senior Tara Fulton said has already noticed how working at the Center is a wonderful experience for herself and her group members. “This Thursday will be our fourth class visit, and we are very excited to continue on with the process. The veterans that come to our class every week are very enthusiastic, and always willing to participate,” she said. “I think that the veterans’ participation and enthusiasm has really made us the students as a group feel good about teaching the class. It seems like the veterans truly enjoy the class, and are gaining better communication skills after every class.” Throughout the weekly lessons for the veteran’s group, Fulton and her fellow classmates have been teaching different aspects of communication to their guests. “My group hopes to gain more personal experience with our communication skills, and insight into how others communicate,” Fulton said. “We want to help our guests communicate better, where they can take what we teach in our class to the outside world and use that information to better their communication interactions. “Two main aspects our group will focus on with the veterans are how to control their humor and sarcasm better when communicating with people.” Overall, Fulton said she is happy to be enrolled in the class and looks forward to continuing the work her group has begun at the Center for the Homeless. “The veterans are a great group of guys, and are very eager to learn, which makes my group and I happy and willing to go teach every week,” she said. Senior Caroline Gallagher is part of a group that teaches the children at the Center. “Our group is called Club P.S., which includes the kids,” Gallagher said. “Although our class has only been at the Center for three weeks, we have had such a great experience so far.” Before arriving, Gallagher said the group was a bit nervous, as they did not know what to expect from the experience. “After the first day with the kids, any sense of being nervous was completely gone,” she said. “The children are extremely vibrant and excited to learn new things- plus they love having older kids to hang out with for an hour every week.” Gallagher said, she believes her group has already gained a lot from being at the Center for the Homeless. Although they have faced a few hurdles, Gallagher said the group is thrilled to be working with Club P.S. “The biggest thing that I hope our students gain from my group being at the Center for the Homeless is how important communication is in every aspect of every person’s life,” Gallagher said. “I hope that the curriculum we teach them is something that they will remember for the rest of their lives, and will help them to be successful in communicating with the different people that they will meet throughout their lives.” While Gallagher and her group know teaching children is a lot of responsibility, she said they feel capable of providing the necessary tools for their students to thrive. “As a group, I feel we are capable of doing exactly what we have to in order for the students to get the most out of their Thursday afternoons with us,” Gallagher said. “While the semester progresses, I am excited to see where our lessons take us with the kids.” Contact Jillian Barwick at jbarwi01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

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Mikel: Eagles Will Be Ready for England Friendly

first_img“England is a special place for me having spent so many years playing there, and it is one country I love to go to. We (Super Eagles) are already talking to ourselves and everyone is looking forward to the game,” observed the former Chelsea FC midfielder.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Captain of the Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi, has assured Nigerian football fans that the three-time African champions will be at their best for the prestige international friendly match against the Three Lions of England, on June 2, 2018 at the Wembley Stadium.Speaking to NFF official website yesterday, the midfield enforcer, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday, said there will be no option for Eagles other than to give their best with the FIFA World Cup right by the door on that day.“The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the FIFA World Cup. It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as we both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia.last_img read more

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Hearts confirm Vanli Can as technical advisor to Eddie Ansah

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak have appointed Can Vanli as the new technical advisor.The Turkish coach (name pronounced Van-li Chan) joins the team for the remaining five matches of the campaign as the Phobians desperately fight to avoid relegation.His appointment was made in a bid to strengthen the technical bench of after the dismissal of head coach Herbert Addo and his assistant Dauda Lutterodt. Speaking to Asempa FM  on Wednesday morning, board member Frank Nelson confirmed the news. “We can confirm Can Vannli is on the technical bench to offer assistance. He is here to offer assistance and advice to the technical team on the last five matches.”Eddie Ansah keeps his role as caretaker while a decision on Vanli’s full time appointment will be decided at the end of the season.The Turkish manager’s first job as advisor will be the midweek fixture against Liberty Professionals at the Carl Reindorf Park. Who is Vanli?Can Vanli is a UEFA Pro-License, UEFA A License and a Turkish Prof Head Coach License holder.He was a member of the Turkish national team technical staff between 2002 and 2004. The Turkish team won bronze at the FIFA World Cup in 2002. Vanli moved to club coaching between 2005 and 2006 where he was assistant coach of Turksih league B side Eyupspor and league A side Karşıyaka Ä°zmir. In 2010, Can Vanlli moved to the Maldives where he was coach of Premier side VB Sports Club. In his first season, he won the league with the Maldives side going unbeaten throughout the season.He also won the President’s Cup and the Charity Shield in 2010. His first year was completed when he was awarded the Coach of the Year accolade in the Maldives.In 2011, Can won the FA Cup as well as the Premier League and Charity Shield for the second successive year and winning the Maldives Coach of the year yet again.In 2013, Can moved to Lebanon where he took charge of AL Ahed. Can continued his fine trophy run when he won the Elites cup with the Lebanese side. In 2010, the Ghana FA shortlisted him for the Black Stars job in 2010 after the departure of Serbian Milovan Rajevac but Joy Sports sources say he was booted out of contention when it was noticed that his CV had been heavily embellished. –More buildup:CLICK TO READ: Preview of FCPPL matchday 26 – will Hearts succeed?CLICK TO READ: Hearts, Kotoko players are a disgraceCLICK TO READ: How Hearts will survive relegation CLICK TO READ: Dark history looms over Hearts scapegoat Eddie AnsahCLICK TO READ: Analysis – Ansah praises team, confident of survivalCLICK TO READ: How Duncan outsmarted Hearts–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum and Gary @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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Leading players to defend Ballesteros Trophy

first_img Leading England amateurs will follow in the footsteps of Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Olympic champion Justin Rose when they head to Spain later this month to defend the Seve Ballesteros Trophy in a mixed international. The match has always featured top players, with Garcia and Rose featuring in the 1997 teams. The roll of honour also includes Tommy Fleetwood, David Howell, Jose Maria Olazabal, Alvaro Quiros, Pablo Larrazabal and Ignacio Garrido. This year’s team includes Amateur Champion Scott Gregory, British stroke play champion Sophie Lamb, English amateur champion Dan Brown and Lytham Trophy winner Alfie Plant alongside Louisa Brunt, Gemma Clews, Bradley Moore, Marco Penge, Georgia Price and Jack Singh-Brar. The two-day match takes place at El Saler Golf Club, Valencia, from 29-30 April. The event started in 1985, is played biennially and became a mixed event in 2015, when England won at Burnham and Berrow, Somerset.  It was the team’s 14th win, while Spain have won twice. The players Dan Brown, 22, (Masham, Yorkshire) is the English amateur champion and also won the North of England amateur. He tied third in this season’s South African stroke play and shared the qualifying honours in the South African amateur championship. Louisa Brunt, 18, (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) made her English women’s team debut in the recent European Nations Cup. She was an England girl international who last season won the women’s Pleasington Putter. Gemma Clews, 22, (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) has just won the Delamere Comboy Scratch and the Hampshire Rose. She helped England win the 2016 women’s Home Internationals and was third on the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit. Scott Gregory, 22, (Corhampton, Hampshire) won the 2016 Amateur Championship and has subsequently played in The Open and The Masters. He helped England to win the world silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy and won the 2016 England men’s Order of Merit. This season he has won the New South Wales Amateur. Sophie Lamb, 19, (Clitheroe, Lancashire) is the British women’s stroke play champion, won the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit and helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals. She was runner up in the 2017 Hampshire Rose. Bradley Moore, 19, (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) was joint runner-up in the 2016 Lytham Trophy, was in England’s winning team against France and helped Europe win the Bonallack Trophy. This season he was third in the Avondale Amateur in Australia. Marco Penge, 18, (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) was runner-up in both the New South Wales amateur and the Spanish amateur championships this season. Last year he tied for the French amateur before being pipped in a play-off. Alfie Plant, 24, (Sundridge Park, Kent) won the 2016 Lytham Trophy and sank the birdie putt which secured England’s world championship silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy, where he was third individually. He was runner up on the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit. Georgia Price, 23, (Bude & North Cornwall) was runner up on the 2016 England Golf Women’s Order of Merit after results which included second place in the English stroke play and third in the British stroke play championships. Jack Singh Brar, 20, (Remedy Oak, Dorset) has just won the Selborne Salver and the Hampshire Salver. He was runner-up in the prestigious 2017 Avondale Amateur in Australia, has had solid results in this season’s match play events and represented England in the European Nations Cup. Caption: Dan Brown, watched by Bradley Moore (image © Leaderboard Photography) 18 Apr 2017 Leading players to defend Ballesteros Trophy last_img read more

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Tips for Preventing School Lunch Waste

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County Solid WasteSchools throw away a lot of stuff, and a lot of that stuff is food.  In fact, 65% by weight of a typical school’s garbage is uneaten food. As coordinator of Thurston County’s Food to Flowers program, I help schools set up systems to prevent, reuse, recycle, and compost their waste. It always amazes me to see so much food that kids bring from home go uneaten. This includes whole sandwiches, full yogurt cups, and lots of untouched fruit and vegetables that end up in the trash can or the compost bin.All of this uneaten school food is part of a larger problem. The National Resource Defense Council estimates we waste 40% of all edible food in the U.S. This means the average U.S. household spends $1,350 to $2,275 a year on uneaten food. And that doesn’t include all of the water and energy used to produce food that gets landfilled or composted.As a new school year begins, here are some tips to help your family reduce lunch waste, conserve resources, and save money.• Pack it in, pack it out. When your kids bring lunch from home, ask them to bring home any food they didn’t eat. Looking at leftover lunch items is a great way to gain insight into your kids’ preferences and the right portion size. You may even be able to recover some of the uneaten food for future meals.• Let’s do lunch. Involve your kids in packing lunch the night before. Kids are more likely to eat a meal that they’ve helped prepare.• Learn what they like. Make a list of foods that your kids like to eat for lunch and update it often. You may find a simple change like switching to a different apple variety will help your kids eat the apples in their lunch boxes more regularly.• Eat ‘em again. Consider packing last night’s leftovers into today’s lunch, especially if it was popular the night before. You can even dress it up with an added ingredient or two.• Cut up fruits and vegetables. If you pack a whole banana or peach, kids are more likely to throw away what they don’t eat. Packing sliced fruits and vegetables is a great way to control portions, and lets your child easily save leftover pieces for later.• Make a deal. Before offering your kids an after-school snack, request that they finish uneaten items from their lunches.• Don’t forget the packaging. While you look for ways to cut down on food waste, consider also reducing the amount of packaging you send in your child’s lunch. Use reusable containers instead of disposable bags, and avoid single-serving packaged food items.Click here for more great waste-free lunch tips.For more information about the Food to Flowers program, click here  or contact Peter Guttchen at (360) 867-2283 or Facebook6Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Agree in principle with AIFF plan for team: Sports secretary

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 25 (PTI) Sports secretary Injeti Srinivas today said they agree “in principle” with All India Football Federations ambitious plan to develop the U-17 team for future sporting events, including the 2024 Olympics. The AIFF plans to groom the best talent from the U-17 and U-19 age-groups and form the nucleus of a squad, which it hopes, is good enough to represent India in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019 and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. “I dont think there is any issue. In principle the ministry is in agreement if they want to build this team for the World Cup and Olympic Games. There is no point leaving the team just like that after the tournament,” Srinivas said. The AIFFs technical committee met in Bengaluru earlier this week to discuss the development plan for Indian football beyond the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be held in the country from October 6 to 28. AIFF general secretary Kushal Das had stated, “The idea is to have the best players from the U-17 World Cup team and the U-19 play the AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers and then the main event in 2018, eventually preparing them for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019 and the 2024 Olympics.” Srinivas is hopeful of an impressive show from the Indian team in the U-17 World Cup. “I can tell you this team is a pretty good team. You cant ignore this team. They have drawn with Chile (in a four-nation tournament in Mexico recently) and are going to do well I believe,” Srinivas said. PTI AH ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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