Kelly Deranek, Saint Mary’s senior, presented a proposal asking for funding for Dance Marathon. The event is in its fifth year at the College and raises money for the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. One of the final things SGA has done for the students of Saint Mary’s College is to help fund one of the bigger events on campus — Dance Marathon. Chesley and Smith were shadowing the current president and vice president in preparation for their terms in office. They will continue to observe until they are sworn in to office and, after elections for the other offices this week, the new class officers will also be attending the SGA meetings. “The event’s goal is to celebrate the hard work Dance Marathon has done all year to raise money for the hospital,” Deranek said. “It promotes awareness of the hospital but the Marathon night is all about fun.” In preparation for their upcoming term as leaders of Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) beginning April 1, juniors Rachael Chesley and Laura Smith attended Wednesday’s meeting. Chesley and Smith were voted in as SGA president and vice president, respectively, for the 2010-11 academic year during the election Feb. 26. Dance marathon will be held in Angela Athletic Facility from 8 p.m. March 26 to 8 a.m. March 27. The event is for Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross students. Deranek said they are expecting around 550 people, which is the largest attendance the event has ever had. The marathon is 12 hours of dancing with live entertainment and a DJ. It also includes food, games, last minute donations and a counting of how much money was raised. Hoffman also said she and the current SGA vice president and junior, Megan Griffin, were attempting to initiate a Saint Mary’ s heritage course. The course would be one credit and would teach students about the origins and founding values of the College. “The year is coming to a close very quickly and our term in office is almost over,” current SGA president and senior Jenny Hoffman said. “It’s time to think of what final things you would like to accomplish for the student body.” The board members for the event have already begun fundraising, but because all the money has been donated to the hospital, they still needed funding for the event, Deranek said. SGA has started to prepare for the end of the 2009-10 term and will meet only three more times before the newly elected officers are sworn in on April 1. Some of the suggestions made by the SGA members included vending machines in the Student Center and new vacuums in the dorms.
Traditionally, Cooperative Extension has served the nation by bringing sustainable, science-based agricultural practices to farmers in rural areas. Today, in cities throughout the nation, Extension agents are being called on to assist community gardeners and urban farmers to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, okra and even chickens on abandoned lots and in church and school yards. In Georgia, given the warm climate, long growing season and robust network of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents, urban farms and community gardens are thriving. From Metro Atlanta to Dalton, Warner Robbins, Savannah, Athens, Augusta, Carrolton and Valdosta, UGA Extension agents, Master Gardener Extension volunteers and UGA students are helping to make approximately 360 farms, community and school gardens a success. UGA Extension agents and volunteers are working with teachers to help students in elementary, middle and high schools learn about the natural world, math and science by growing fresh produce in school gardens. Georgia 4-H, the state’s premiere youth leadership program, runs after-school garden programs at schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and other community centers. University students are helping to cultivate vegetables in community and campus gardens across the state. The university’s UGArden, a small farm run by UGA students, provides fresh produce to food pantries and food insecure families. Volunteers and UGA Extension agents are working to show that small gardens spread through out urban areas can have affect on the diets of neighboring communities and community engagement. At churches, homeless shelters, drug rehab centers and senior centers, UGA Extension agents are empowering gardeners with the research-based knowledge they need to make the most of their fields. With urban agriculture increasing around the state, horticultural and soil science researchers are stepping into to fill a gap of information on best practices for urban agriculture — from developing better compact varieties of crops to testing alternative cultivation methods like vertical planting and artificial light sources. UGA Extension food safety experts are helping gardeners and farmers ensure the their produce is safe to eat when it makes it market and local dinner tables. UGA is home to the National Center for Home Food Preservation and to the leading experts on canning, freezing and putting up homegrown produce. You can find a wealth of canning and freezing information on their website at nchfp.uga.edu. There’s even a special area for kids who want to learn to preserve food from the garden. With more resources available to urban farmers and gardeners than ever before, UGA Extension is poised to help Georgians bring more produce to local dinner tables and help turn Georgia’s food deserts into food oases. To find support on starting a community garden or solving common garden problems call 1-800-Ask UGA1 or visit blog.extension.uga.edu/communitygardening. read more
BACOLOD City – A total of 193 police officers of the Negros OccidentalPolice Provincial Office (NOCPPO), who underwent a surprise drug test on threeseparate occasions, turned out negative for drug use. “This is a good indication at the startof the year as we continuously enforce the law to maintain peace and order inNegros,” Garcia said. NOCPPO public information officer MajorEdison Garcia said the results were released by the Philippine National PoliceProvincial Crime Laboratory here. Of the 193, there were 102 policemenassigned at the provincial headquarters, including Colonel Romeo Baleros,provincial police director, who passed the drug test, along with 60 from theHimamaylan City and 31 from the San Enrique Municipal police stations. “It shows that the NOCPPO personneladhere to the mandate of our duty, not engaging in any wrongdoing such as usingillegal drugs,” he said. Earlier, Baleros said the drug test ispart of the internal cleansing program of the NOCPPO in compliance with the“Stronger Police Regional Office-6” strategic directive of Brigadier General RenePampuspusan, director of PRO-Western Visayas. Some of the 102 personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office who underwent a surprise drug test on Jan. 13. PNA “They were chosen randomly, consistingof personnel from different sections of NOCPPO. However, the testing on allpersonnel of the Drug Enforcement Unit and the Intelligence Branch wasmandatory,” he added./PN read more
March 7, 2020 SENIOR STUDS: Dartmouth’s Chris Knight, James Foye and Ian Sistare have collectively scored 48 percent of the team’s points this season, including 52 percent of all Big Green scoring over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Knight has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Dartmouth field goals over the last five games. The junior forward has accounted for 41 field goals and 15 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Brown is 0-10 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 14-2 when scoring at least 63.BEHIND THE ARC: Brown’s Zach Hunsaker has attempted 169 3-pointers and connected on 31.4 percent of them, and is 10 for 26 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Brown has attempted more free throws per game than any other Ivy League team. The Bears have averaged 18.8 free throws per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBrown (14-12, 7-6) vs. Dartmouth (12-16, 5-8)Edward Leede Arena, Hanover, New Hampshire; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Dartmouth seeks revenge on Brown after dropping the first matchup in Providence. The teams last met on Feb. 7, when Dartmouth made just two foul shots on five attempts while the Bears hit 19 of 26 en route to the two-point victory. Brown looks to sweep Dartmouth ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press read more
By Femi Solaja with reportFormer African Footballer of the Year and Super Falcon striker, Asisat Oshoala extended her goal scoring form with FC Barcelona Ladies after helping the side to a 2-0 away win against title rivals Atletico Madrid Ladies yesterday in Madrid.The game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium was watched by 60,739 fans- a new record for a women’s club match. The goal was Oshoala’s the fifth after five appearances for the club in the Liga Iberdrola which she joined few months ago on loan from Chinese league.The Super Falcons star had joined from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian in January.Oshoala opened scoring for FC Barcelona Ladies in the 65th minute of the keenly-contested encounter, after the first half had ended goalless.The former Arsenal Ladies and Liverpool Ladies player was however replaced by Toni Duggan 17 minutes from time.Substitute Duggan made the three points safe for the FC Barcelona Ladies by netting the second goal 10 minutes from time.The result means FC Barcelona Ladies, with 63 points from 24 games played so far,, narrowed the gap at the top to just three points.They are behind table-toppers Atletico Madrid on 66 points in the 16-club Liga Iberdrola Primera Division.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram L-R: Barcelona’s Sports Manager, Markel Zubizarreta; Asisat Oshoala and Director of Women Football at Camp Nou, Maria Teixidor during the unveiling of Oshoala in Barcelona, Spain…Thursday read more