Book authored by youngest Global Innovator

first_imgTaylor Brumbaugh Facebook Taylor Brumbaugh Taylor Brumbaugh is a journalism major and business minor from Bedford, Texas. She enjoys online shopping and watching Brooklyn 99 in her free time. Her puppy, a labradoodle named DIxie, is her world. Go Cowboys! printTCU celebrated the release of “Be a Girl Champion,” a book written and illustrated by the youngest-ever TCU Global Innovator. The book, which was launched by the TCU Press, is written by Chloe Reynaldo and consists of a compilation of stories about seven girls in Southeast Asia. The anecdotes depict the hardships the girls have faced with the intention of spreading awareness.In the stories, Reynaldo not only details the girl’s adversities but also describes how they came out of their situations wiser and stronger. She always ends a story with her core message: “Listen to her. Know her worth. Be a girl champion.” “I believe the book will contribute to the global conversation about women’s rights and the struggles to attain those fundamental human rights, and it will truly champion young women throughout the world who may find themselves in the stories that Chloe presents in her book,” said Melinda Esco, a production manager for the TCU Press.In 2016, at the age of 16, Reynaldo became the youngest person to be awarded the TCU Global Innovator Prize, which includes a grant of up to $25,000. The grant was used to fund the book, which celebrates advocacy, gender equality and the power of girls. Chloe Reynaldo is the youngest-ever TCU Global Innovator. Photo courtesy of Kylie Crane, TCU Graphic Design alumna. The prize was awarded by the Discovering Global Citizens organization.James English, the co-chair of the Global Innovators Initiative at the time, said Reynaldo was chosen to be a recipient because “the committee was impressed with [her] grassroots work on gender equality and youth empowerment in her home country.” Reynaldo was nominated to be a recipient of the Global Innovator Prize by Jan Ballard, an instructor for the department of design in the College of Fine Arts. “She is an amazing speaker, and an amazing young adult creating change in the world,” Ballard said. Reynaldo visited TCU in 2016 to receive her award and engage the campus in discussions about gender equality. During her visit, Reynaldo and Ballard decided “Be a Girl Champion” was the project in which they wanted to invest their time and grant money to further the work Reynaldo is doing in her home country. Reynaldo wrote and illustrated the book for three years while Ballard designed the layout and pagination. Men ignoring and sidelining girls, child marriage, workplace inequality, education, sexual exploitation, human trafficking and rape are some of the major rights issues represented in this book. Reynaldo and her TCU partner hope the book will spread awareness and inspire discussion about the challenges girls face. This semester, to promote the book and Chloe’s cause, Ballard challenged the upper-level students in her Professional Recognition for the Graphic Designer class to read the book and create Instagram posts about it. Mackenzie Malpass, a student in Jan Ballard’s design class, is working on her project. Photo by Taylor Brumbaugh“I was interested and eager about creating a social media post for the Chloe Reynaldo’s ‘Be A Girl Champion’ book – with all of the post combined, we have created a small way to support a giant effort to draw attention to the horrible reality some girls face,” Caroline Fischer, on of Ballard’s students, said. The young activist from the Philippines was chosen by the Asia and the Pacific section of the United Nations as the youngest delegate and speaker during the Women’s Month Summit held in Bangkok in 2016. She was also invited by Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon to the first-ever World Humanitarians Summit in Istanbul in 2015.Reynaldo has done work as a member of Y-PEER, a global youth peer education initiative pioneered by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a network of youth organizations in the Philippines. Its members include young people, active peer educators, trainers and youth advocates for adolescent sexual and reproductive health.Now, Reynaldo is 19 and studying at a university in Manila to be a surgeon.Reynaldo will be the featured speaker at an International Day of the Girl event in Manila on Oct. 11 where “Be A Girl Champion” books and sarongs will be given to vulnerable young women in the Philippines. On Oct. 8, the department of women and gender studies and TCU Press sponsored a celebration for the book’s release in the atrium of Rees-Jones Hall. ReddIt TCU forms student coalition about sexual violence Twitter ReddIt IT plans to upgrade TCU’s telephone system Taylor Brumbaugh Welcome TCU Class of 2025 From chill pills to study pillscenter_img Diversity, equity and inclusion not taking a break World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Taylor Brumbaugh Facebook Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleHorned Frogs in the NFLNext articleToo little too late: Duggan’s career day not enough for football against Cyclones Taylor Brumbaugh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Taylor Brumbaugh read more

Oneonta Congregational Church: Free Traditional Lent Concert

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Oneonta Congregational Church will hold a free Traditional Lent Concert with the Oneonta Chancel Choir to be directed by Steve Hill, accompanied by William Schmidt and the Oneonta Handbell Team. Also performing in the concert is the Flintridge Preparatory School’s Flintridge Singers, the Can-Do Kids Club Gospel Choir with its director Jennifer Weibe.Donations will benefit the Pasadena Neighborhood Urban Family Center’s “Can-Do Kids Club.”Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 799-9968 or visit First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith & Religion News Oneonta Congregational Church: Free Traditional Lent Concert February 24, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Article and Photo courtesy of ONEONTA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Published on Friday, February 15, 2013 | 3:39 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more

JPL Goes After Asteroid Like a Big Game Hunter

first_img Top of the News Business News This graphic depicts the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle conducting a flyby of its target asteroid. During these flybys, ARM would come within 0.6 miles (1 kilometer), generating imagery with resolution of up to 0.4 of an inch (1 centimeter) per pixel. Credit: NASAIt sounds like a plot right out of Hollywood Sci-Fi movie. Grab an asteroid, redirect its course, put in orbit around the moon and land on it…Such an announcement came from Jet Propulsion Laboratory today. Pasadena’s JPL says it plans to use a robotic spacecraft to snatch a multi-ton asteroid from deep space during the first segment of its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to eventually put feet on its ground.After corralling the boulder, the plan is for the spacecraft to redirect it to an orbit around the moon in such a way that would make an asteroid accessible to space crews for the first time in history. According to a statement released to the media, NASA plans to conduct a series of ground missions that will help find out the capabilities required for a mission to Mars.To make this a reality, JPL issued a request for proposal to four industry partners seeking the design and development of a craft capable of such a task. The four partners have previously completed conceptual designs for the spacecraft.ARM, a two-part mission that uses both robotic and manned spacecrafts in space, passed review in August, meaning JPL can now proceed to the next phase of its development.The four vendors involved with the craft’s conceptual design are Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Boeing Satellite Systems in Los Angeles, Orbital ATK of Dulles, Virginia and Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, California. The proposed designs are due to JPL by October 24, who will choose which company builds the craft in 2017.To build such a craft, engineers must take into account many technical aspects, such as performing precise autonomous operations close to low-gravity bodies and controlling touchdowns and liftoffs while holding on to large asteroids. The craft would also need a high-powered solar propulsion system.The JPL statement says, “the robotic ARM spacecraft will demonstrate the world’s most advanced and most efficient electric propulsion system as it travels to a near-Earth asteroid.”NASA plans to pick the specific asteroid they will latch the craft onto by 2020 but have preliminary settled on 2008 EV5 as the target because they believe the rock to be rich in volatiles, water and organic compounds. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Science and Technology JPL Goes After Asteroid Like a Big Game Hunter From JPL/NASA Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 1:19 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Brexit deal may be unravelling – Harkin

first_img Google+ Previous articleBorder Communities Against Brexit “cautiously optimistic” about dealNext article34 people awaiting admission at LUH News Highland Concerns are being expressed that the potential deal on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU may be unravelling.News of the potential deal broke last evening, with cabinet metings on both sides of the Irish Sea. However, it’s being reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May is having a dificult time securing the support she needs to allow a special Brexit summit to take place this month.North West MEP Marian Harkin told Greg Hughes on the Nine til Noon Show today that she is not optimistic……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 14, 2018 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Brexit deal may be unravelling – Harkin DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Haunted by the siege

first_imgBough wanted viewers to experience the lives of these women at an intimate distance, one that was tactile, full, and personal; a portrait alone makes a viewer step back, she said.The nurse is called “Nadezhda,” a nom de guerre of a sort — just as the other 11 names were invented for the exhibit, eight years in the making. The women, in their 80s and 90s, were not just shy talking to an American, but reluctant to talk to anyone who had not seen the siege, Bough said. They had seldom mentioned the war even to their families, and guarded their privacy as they once did their own lives.“We saw everything,” said Galya. Today, she meets once a week with fellow survivors in a choir to rehearse old war songs.Alla remembered the cold of 1941-1942 in a few words. “That was the winter mother and I turned bald.”Luda was part of a city crew that looked for bodies. Burials took place after winter, often in mass graves excavated with explosives. “We stacked dead bodies like firewood,” she said. Bough took a close-up in Luda’s neat apartment. “These are the hands,” said Luda, “that performed this nightmare.”For one picture, Emma showed a small samovar that survived the siege with her, along with a cracked-face doll patched with tape. “Like everyone else during the siege,” she said, “we burned our entire library to stay warm.”Trauma and loss are reflected in the ways the women live today. “They are hoarders,” said Bough of her subjects, who are still wounded by the deprivation they both felt and witnessed.The apartments themselves were oblique reflections of trauma — deliberately cheerful, as a rule, with full pantries, full shelves of books, and walls full of mementos. Nadya showed a picture of her father. He died — the family thought — fighting Germans at the front. “My whole life,” she said, “I have been waiting for his knock on my door.” Nadya is 84.There was another “constant theme” among the group, said Bough. The apartments were full of trinkets and maps and items related to travel — yet none of the women had ever ventured outside Russian borders. They all wanted to, but foreign travel was not easy in the Soviet era, for one. And they seemed fearful outside the ken of their tiny dwellings.Harvard is the first stop for “The Blokadnitsy Project,” sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Bough will next take it to Bozeman, Mont., her hometown. But — still careful of her subjects’ privacy — she will not take it to St. Petersburg, the city that from 1924 to 1991 was called Leningrad. “They have no concept of how public things are these days,” said Bough. The survivors agreed on the idea of the show, and in the end wanted to tell their stories — but “I need to protect the women from their personal trauma,” she said.Why just women survivors? Bough offered several reasons, including their comparative number, since men 55 and younger were at the front, and their camaraderie — many women with memories of Leningrad have banded into clubs. (Galena called her friends from the era “my girls.”) Also, the photographer has an interest in Russian women that goes beyond the project. The exhibit, on the concourse level of the CGIS South Building through Dec. 16, includes selections from other shows: “Russian Women I Admire” and “The Russian Heart: Scenes from a Village.”The Siege of Leningrad blurred gender lines. Women built fortifications, worked in factories, kept fire watch, learned the ABCs of machine gunning, and — of course — dug graves. Then there was the blurring of how everyone looked. Luda described it this way: “People all looked the same: thin and bald.”The survivors illustrate other, deeper costs. Ludmilla is one example. “I believe all people who survived the war are the same,” she told Bough, in perhaps the exhibit’s harshest moment. “They have no sympathy for others.” One winter day during the Siege of Leningrad — an 872-day World War II blockade that left more than a million civilians dead — a Russian nurse came across the body of a small boy. He sat at the curb, frozen solid, one hand in his mouth.“I realized he died of hunger, trying to eat his fingers.”Testimony like this — wrenching, frank, and often flat-toned — is part of “The Blokadnitsy Project,” an exhibit of work by fine arts photographer Jill Bough now on view at Harvard. (“Blokadnitsy” are women who survived the siege.)The images on display are artistically complex: black-and-whites of 12 survivors, framed with collages of artifacts from their apartments, lace or big-flowered wallpaper. Beneath each photo is a handmade album consisting of old photos, new photos by Bough, and newspaper clippings. Personal testimony is rendered in the photographer’s clear print. Lyubov: “We tried never to separate. We had a rule in our family; die together.” Details from photographs by Jill Bough Nadya: “Adults would help me draw water, but no one would help me carry it home. People were not being cruel. They were surviving.”center_img ‘The Blokadnitsy Project’ Galina: “We, the survivors, are bonded by a strange fate. There is even a name for us. Blokadnitsy.”last_img read more

The EC proposes a fairer approach to closing borders, common criteria as well as mapping of regions

first_img“We want things to be simpler. We propose simple, non-discriminatory criteria that Member States can easily apply and that can be communicated to European citizens in an appropriate way.Said Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders The information should also be available on the online platform “Re-open EU”With a link to a map he publishes weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Certainly a fairer way to approach the whole issue, which would justify the meaning of the EU as a synergy of all countries. Exactly the same criteria were proposed by Croatia, that the epidemiological situation is viewed by region, and only Germany acted according to the same. Of course, the goal is to ensure the movement of people. All states are expected to comment on this topic in the coming weeks. Commissioner of the Interior Ylva Johansson she said how since March, the commission has been making recommendations to member states regarding internal and external border controls. “Today’s measures are based on these results so that we can take full advantage of the Schengen area. That is why we want a clear “green, orange, red” system, not a kaleidoscope of individual measures.” Provided that the testing rate on a weekly basis in the Member State of departure is over 250 per 100 000 persons, the Commission proposes that Member States should not restrict the free movement of persons traveling from another Member State in cases where: Common color code total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 per 100 people in a given area in a 000-day periodPercentage of positive tests out of all COVID-19 tests performed in a given area during a seven-day periodthe number of COVID-19 tests performed on 100 individuals in a given area over a seven-day period. Member States should provide this information to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control on a weekly basis and should also provide regional level to ensure that the measures can be targeted only to areas for which it is absolutely necessary. common criteria and thresholds Member States to introduce travel restrictionsmapping common criteria agreed color codea common framework for measures applicable to travelers from high-risk areasClear and timely informing the public about all restrictions The Commission proposal identifies four main areas where close cooperation between Member States is needed: However, the problem has emerged because the national criteria for introducing measures restricting movement in the European Union currently vary greatly from country to country. The Commission therefore proposes that each Member State take into account the following criteria when introducing any restrictive measures: The key word and suggestion is common criteria EU or synergy, because it has been shown that countries have different approaches to putting a country on the red list, as we could see in the example of Croatia, as well as regional mapping of new cases. Also, all data would be sent to one central location, and labels, ie color codes for each region in the country would automatically appear. in the subject area, the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is less than 50 per 100 persons during the 000-day period ILIthe percentage of positive tests of all tests on COVID-19 conducted in the subject area is less than 3%. Conclusion “In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, Member States have adopted a number of measures, some of which have affected free movement. A well-coordinated, predictable and transparent approach to restricting freedom of movement is needed to prevent the spread of the virus, protect the health of citizens and safeguard the right to free movement within the Union. This is important for the millions of citizens who travel every day and depend on open borders, and crucial for our efforts to rebuild our economy in a safe way.”Emphasize from the EC. The European Commission adopted yesterday proposal for a Council recommendation to ensure that all Member States’ measures restricting free movement due to the coronavirus pandemic are coordinated and clearly communicated at EU level. To help Member States and travelers, the Commission proposes that the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control publish and update a map of EU / EEA countries each week on the basis of information provided by Member States, marking them with a common color code. The Commission proposes the following: Side dish: Proposal for a Council recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic green color for an area where the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is less than 25 over a 14-day period I percentage of positive tests from all tests performed on COVID-19 less than 3%orange color for the area in which the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is less than 50 during the 14-day period, ALI is the percentage of positive tests of all tests performed on COVID-19 3% or higher ILI the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is between 25 and 150, ALI the percentage of positive tests of all tests performed on COVID-19 is less than 3%red color for an area where the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is greater than 50 over a 14-day period I the percentage of positive tests from all tests performed on COVID-19 is 3% or higher ILI the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is greater than 150 per 100 persons over a 000-day periodsivu color if there is insufficient information to assess the criteria proposed by the Commission ILI the number of COVID-19 tests performed on 100 individuals is less than 000.last_img read more

Protest marks first anniversary 29 August 2013Members of several Southland churches congregated on the lawn outside Southland Hospital’s abortion clinic in a silent vigil to mark its first anniversary today.Led by Father Vaughan Leslie, 25 people silently carried signs saying “I’m a child, not a choice”.Father Vaughan said the group congregates every Thursday from 11am until noon to highlight their  beliefs.At the driveway to the hospital today there were three people carrying signs supporting the clinic and a woman’s right to choose.

Finnish found dead in La Paz

first_imgVartiainen’s body – already in the state of decomposition – was found inside his room by his helper around 9:30 a.m. yesterday, the police added. ILOILO City – A 68-year-old foreigner was found dead inside his house in Barangay Tabuc Suba, La Paz district. They have yet to rule out foul play in the incident as of this writing./PN Responding police officers did not find any wounds on Vartiainen’s body suggestive of murder. The body was that of Finnish national Paavo Vartiainen, police said.last_img

Old-Fashioned Barn Burners

first_imgMy wife and I just recently attended two ball games at Batesville that brought back a lot of memories of the “good old days”.  In the first game, Connersville visited the Batesville gym with a 23-game conference winning streak on the line.  In this game, no matter what a team threw at their opposition, they survived it and kept the pressure on.  Both teams committed very few errors and shot the lights out.  In the end, it took a 70+ foot shot by Isaac Barker just before the half and a block by Isaac at the end of the game that gave Batesville a one-point win.Just a few days later, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs and the East Central Trojans hooked up in another key EIAC battle.  In this game, Batesville jumped on EC early, but the Lady Trojans came right back and kept the score close.  In the second half, Batesville committed a few more fouls that kept the scoring tight.  However, down the stretch Batesville made 4 key free throws to turn a 4-point nail biter into an 8-point victory.  In this game, as was in the boys game, defense was the word and 3-point shooting was the solution.Both were terrific ball games and Indiana basketball at its best!P.S.  On the same night as the girls’ contest mentioned above, JCD outlasted South Ripley in the battle for the ORVC title–another classic game in the area.last_img read more

Cazenovia boys track victorious at Cooperstown meet

first_imgDalton Seviver cleared 6 feet in the high jump to finish second, with Kyler Hathaway third by topping 5’8″. Angelo Annotto threw the shot put 41’8″ and the discus 122’3″, taking third place in each event. Sam DeLeon was third in the 100-meter dash in 11.84 seconds, with Charles Kubiniec sixth in 12.91 seconds.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviatrack and field With a regular-season league championship in sight, the Cazenovia boys track and field team spent the first Saturday in May earning another important title.The Lakers beat 11 other teams to take top honors in the Don Howard Invitational at Cooperstown High School, earning 137 points to beat out Tri-Valley (117 points) for first place.Going 1-2 in the triple jump, the Lakers had Slater DeLeon prevail, going 40 feet 8 inches, with Ray Satchwell second by going 40 1 1/2″. In the long jump, DeLeon finished second with a leap of 20’5 1/4″, again ahead of Satchwell, whose 19’5 1/2″ put him in third place.center_img Justin Gagnon won the 110 high hurdles, his time of 15.52 seconds edging out Tri Valley’s Thomas VanSanders (15.55) as Satchwell finished sixth in 16.82 seconds .Also Gagnon made it to fourth place in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.40, with Connor Wilson (1:05.25) sixth.DeLeon also got second place in the 200-meter dash in 23.54 seconds as the Lakers dominated the 4×100 relay, its time of 45.89 seconds more than two seconds clear of Little Falls (48.19), with Cazenovia also sixth in the 4×800 relay in 9:30.26.In the 3,200-meter run, the Lakers’ Noah DeRochie finished second in 10;36.66, with Jared Smith third in 10:39.28 as Smith also finished third in the mile in 4:46.27, ahead of DeRochie (4:53.21) in fifth place. Smith was sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:19.10.last_img read more