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Support A Belle, Love A Belle week begins at SMC

first_imgSara Shoemake In order to raise awareness of mental health issues, such as ADD/ADHD, depression, eating disorders, anxiety and addiction, Saint Mary’s will host a series of events throughout the week deemed “Support A Belle, Love A Belle (SABLAB).” The week is sponsored by the Saint Mary’s community in collaboration with Notre Dame’s Irish State of Mind week.Senior and co-chair of the student government association’s (SGA) social concerns committee Chloe Deranek said this year’s theme is hope, a result of the committee’s finding that in most cases of mental health the factor that pushes people toward suicide is feelings of hopelessness. “Throughout our week, we will be promoting hope with the hashtag #BellesForHope and trying our very best to show each and every Belle that everyone here supports and loves her, and maybe that fact can bring her hope,” Deranek said. “This year’s SABLAB is a little different in that we are trying to branch out more and cover not only mental health, but sexual violence, through collaborations with BAVO [Belles Against Violence Office], and other mental issues like addiction and ADD/ADHD.”Deranek said the main goals of the week are to spread awareness and statistics about mental health issues, to combat stigmas, to show the students the available resources for mental health and to bring the College’s community together to act as a symbol of support and love.Kaitlyn Tarullo, a senior and co-chair of SGA’s social concerns committee, said the week kicked off Sunday evening with a movie event called “Sundaes on Sunday,” a common gathering hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB). Attendees watched “Silver Linings Playbook,” which Tarullo said was an excellent choice in beginning an ongoing conversation about mental health for the rest of the week.For Monday’s event the SABLAB committee planned glowstick Zumba on the Library Green, an activity where students will wear glow stick necklaces and bracelets as they come together for a healthy, stress-relieving work-out, Tarullo said.Tuesday’s event is a student panel called “Share Your Story,” where eight students will recall their own present and past struggles with mental health, Deranek said.“[The student panel] is a very important event to us,” she said. “We really feel that it helps to de-stigmatize mental health by putting a face to the issue, and it also shows girls that they are not alone in their suffering – that things can get better, for support, love and help are always here for them.” On Wednesday at 7 p.m., students will gather to decorate paper bag votives in Reignbeaux Lounge, and they will then line the lanterns down The Avenue as they walk to the Grotto for a healing mass.“The lanterns will be made to represent those who suffer from mental health in college and will be a powerful visual of the loss that can occur,” Deranek said. “The walk to the Grotto will also serve as a sign of the community that we have here supporting our Belles.”Thursday will include a lecture given by Tom Seeberg, the father of the late Lizzy Seeberg and former Saint Mary’s student, titled “Believe: Giving Witness to Hope,” Tarullo said.“While the student panel holds a special place in my heart, I am extremely excited for Tom Seeberg to speak to our students about his journey after the mental health struggles of his daughter, Lizzy,” Tarullo said. “Lizzy continues to be a large inspiration behind the events of SABLAB and reminds us how real these issues are on college campuses, especially our own. “As the theme of our week is centered around hope, Mr. Seeberg is a great source of how important hope is in persevering through mental illnesses.”Deranek agreed, saying she and the rest of the social concerns committee are honored Tom Seeberg accepted their invitation to speak, as he has a powerful message to share with the community.Other events taking place throughout the week include daily tables set up in the Noble Family Dining Hall during lunch. The tables will list statistics and define the mental health issues of ADD/ADHD, depression, eating disorders, anxiety and addiction, Deranek said.BAVO will also host a lunch discussion about advocation against sexual assault, she said.“This is important to us because as BAVO says, ‘one is too many,’” Deranek said. “No one should have to cope with sexual assault, and we wholeheartedly support advocation for talking about ways to prevent this as well as what to do in the aftermath. We will specifically focus the discussion on how to recognize that something may have happened to a friend and how to be a source for her.”Tarullo said the preparation for this week started in June, and her committee members each have personal motives for helping the cause. In collaboration with all the Belles involved and the Notre Dame “Irish State of Mind” events, she said she knows the week will be a great success.“This week provides many outlets for girls who experience these issues in their own individual way, and I hope this week inspires hope to all who need it most,” Tarullo said.Tags: love a belle, Mental health, mental health awareness, mental health issues, SABLAB, support a belle, support a belle love a bellelast_img read more

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Top 40: Snowsports

first_img1. Head AdaptEdge BootCustom fit. That’s the story with the Head’s Adaptive Fit technology, which allows the skier to adjust the width of the AdaptEdge Boot with the turn of an allen wrench. It’s a small adjustment (2mm) but skiers know that small adjustments in their boot can make a big difference in the amount of control they have on the slopes.$549; head.com35. K2 Rival BC HelmetThis lid is built for the backcountry with an innovative beanie liner and a removable shell. What’s the advantage? Ditch the shell when you’re trekking up the slope to keep yourself cool. Re-attach it before you start shredding downhill.$119.95; k2skis.com37. MFD Alltime SystemWant to hit the backcountry stash without investing in a whole new set of skis? The MFD Alltime might be the answer. This is a plate you attach to your downhill skis that allows you to use your downhill bindings as AT bindings, so you can tour the backcountry with your regular skis. The plate has an integrated free-pivot walk mode and climber bar you can engage with your pole. You’ll still need skins for traction, but this add-on could open up a whole new world of terrain.$300; runmfd.com36. K2 LockJaw CarbonThese carbon on carbon backcountry poles adjust from 42 to 58 inches on the fly (extend them for the climb, shorten for the descent). The poles also come with K2’s newest bag of backcountry ski tricks: a bubble inclinometer so you can see how steep the slope is that you’re eyeballing. Point the tip of the pole up the fall line and read the slope angle in the bubble. The Lockjaw also includes a built-in snow depth meter.$109.95; k2skis.com32. Black Diamond Compactor PoleBlack Diamond revolutionized the trekking pole world with their folding Z-Pole, and the company hopes to do it to the snowsports world with the Compactor, an aluminum four-season pole that folds into three sections for easy storage, and has an extended height adjustment of 20cm. This is your one pole for backcountry snow.$119.95; blackdiamondequipment.com30. Zeal Optics ReconRidiculous GPS enabled goggles, you can watch your speed, video, connect to your phone, all through your goggles.$500; zealoptics.com33. Outdoor Research Ambit GloveIn the immortal words of Wooderson in Dazed and Confused, “Hey man, watch the leather.” The leather on the fingers of this glove is TouchTec, which allows you to operate the touchscreen of your smart phone without peeling off your gloves. It’s handy on a cold lift when you want to change your playlist without losing a digit. And as for the actual gloves, they’re built for biting conditions with a fully waterproof insert and toasty insulation.$99; outdoorresearch.com34. Salomon BBR SkiMost ski companies have put their innovation into fatter skis that perform better in powder. Awesome if you live in Utah. But what about us East Coast ski bums? Enter the BBR, a front-country ski that tears up the groomed runs thanks to the narrow waist and skinny tail, but floats in powder as well because of the surfboard-shaped tip with rocker. Even better, it’s considerably lighter than most powder skis on the market.$875; salomon.comlast_img read more

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Local businessman files complaint against Mayor of Roseau

first_img Tweet His Worship Cecil Joseph.Mayor of Roseau His Worship Cecil Joseph says he will be taking legal action against local businessman Peter Karam for defamation of character.Joseph said while he will not entertain the matter in the local media, he indicated to Dominica Vibes News that the matter will be placed in the hands of his lawyers who are currently out of state.The entire brawl stemmed from an incident that occurred last week Friday between the two individuals.According to Karam, “It was 3.00pm Friday afternoon the 27th, when I saw that a Mitsubishi bus had parked fourteen feet inside the boundary line; onto the private garage compound premises of the Acme Garage Karam Ltd. For years we have suffered from this phenomenon, whereby very small sections of the public sector have no respect for our garage operations. They either park arbitrarily in front the entry/exit compound of the garage operations thus bringing that section of the Garage to a standstill, locking the entry or exit of any vehicle which are already at the Workshop for Garage services. Our vehicles and our customers have to enter and exit the property for garage services. I therefore could take it no more and I blocked the said Mitsubishi Bus by parking a vehicle immediately behind the bus, thus locking it from exit. I wanted the owner to feel what exactly he had done to the garage operations. This was the most disrespect again at its highest. The bus was not a customer of ours,” he explained.Karam further indicated that upon his return that evening about 5.30 he exited his vehicle and “this individual whom I recognized as the mayor of Roseau Cecil Joseph approached me with such a rage and put his face a millimeter away from my nose shouting at me in an enraged maniacal manner with the most vulgar and threatening language, the most insultive language cursing my mother and myself in the most intimidating manner.”Peter Karam. Photo credit: FacebookHe further claims that, “Mr. Joseph cursed me from my mother to my generation, called me every imaginable insultive nasty expletives in my face, whilst his spittle flew all onto my face. Mr. Joseph was frothing spittle from his mouth. Mr. Joseph threatened to knock me out and he made four attempts to knock me out as his fist came millimeters from my jaw. He threatened to smash my vehicle shouting at the top of his voice with the most insultive nasty language I have ever heard in my life,” he added.Meanwhile Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Mathew confirmed that a complaint was in fact filed by Mr. Karam.“We can confirm that Peter Karam made a complaint to the Roseau Police Station between 4-5pm on Friday. He made the complaint against the Mayor of Roseau His Worship Cecil Joseph. He reported him for making threats to kill him, assaulting and intimidating him outside of ACME Garage on Cork Street,” he said.Mathew said the police has responded but it is unclear whether the Mayor will be charged.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Local businessman files complaint against Mayor of Roseau by: – January 30, 2012 Share 94 Views   9 commentslast_img read more

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Latest scams come as voicemail

first_imgEveryone knows to be on the lookout for phony emails, especially at work. Scammers can easily make messages that appear to come from anywhere, from your boss’s account to the office printer. But what about voicemail? New voice-mimicking software is now being used by scammers to create convincing voicemail messages. The BBB says the scam starts when you get a voicemail from your boss. They are instructing you to wire thousands of dollars to a vendor for a rush project. The request is out of the blue. But it’s the boss’s orders, so you make the transfer. A few hours later, you see your boss and confirm that you sent the payment. But there’s one big problem, your manager has no idea what you are talking about. It turns out that the message was a fake. Scammers used new technology to mimic your boss’s voice and create the recording. This “voice cloning” technology has recently advanced to the place where anyone with the right software can clone a voice from a very small audio sample.  Businesses may be the first places to see this con, but it likely won’t stop there. The technology could also be used for emergency scams, which prey on people’s willingness to send money to a friend or relative in need.  Also, with the US now in the midst of the 2020 election season, scammers could use the technology to mimic candidates’ voices and drum up “donations.” How to Avoid a Business Compromise Scam: Secure accounts: Set up multifactor authentication for email logins and other changes in email settings. Be sure to verify changes in information about customers, employees, or vendors. Train staff: Create a secure culture at your office by training employees on internet security. Make it a policy to confirm all change and payment requests before making a transfer. Don’t rely on email or voicemail.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Palm Beach County Mayor Plans Legal Battle to Stop Influx of Illegals

first_imgThe mayor of Palm Beach County, Mack Bernard, told Jen and Bill this morning in a live interview that he plans to mount a legal challenge to the impending importation of 500 illegal migrants a month to Palm Beach County from the Southern Border.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Bernard-Legal-option.mp3Mayor Bernard told Jen and Bill, once the planeloads of migrants arrive at PBIA and are transferred to the Port of Palm Beach, they will be processed at theWest Palm Beach Border Patrol station in Riviera Beach.  They will be given a notice to appear and then will disappear into the neighborhoods, hospitals and schools of Palm Beach County.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Bernard-free-on-the-streets.mp3Jen and Bill also asked Mayor Bernard, why are the migrants being transported to Palm Beach and Broward Counties?  Governor DeSantis and possibly even President Trump, who announced a new immigration plan Thursday, were not aware of the decision.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Bernard-Rubio-letter.mp3Mayor Bernard noted that there have been no shelters or other arrangements designated for the migrants yet.He said the governor may have to declare a national emergency for Palm Beach County to provide enough resources.Although no official reason has been given for the relocation, U.S. authorities have been relocating migrants from the border to less-crowded areas for processing.last_img read more

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