TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mostly lower as caution sets in over company earnings reports, recent choppy trading in technology stocks and prospects for more economic stimulus for a world battling a pandemic. Japan’s Nikkei 225, South Korea’s Kospi and other regional benchmarks all fell in Thursday morning trading. Also on market players’ minds is the vaccine rollout, which is becoming more organized in the U.S., but yet to play out in much of Asia, except for China. Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street, where investors are worried about the timing and scope of another round of stimulus spending.
Sara 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 belle
View Comments Josh Groban It’s not always about being Miss (or Mister) Independent. Josh Groban’s previously announced theater-centric album Stages drops on April 28. Joining the crooner for The Phantom of the Opera’s “All I Ask of You” is three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson. Take a listen to the track below; it may not be the Phantom you know and love, but something tells us these two would absolutely kill it on the Great White Way (and they’ve both let it be known)! The album will also include tunes from Chess, Sunday in the Park with George and Les Miserables, as well as a special Carousel duet with Audra McDonald. Star Files
South Africa based defender Rashid Sumaila is the latest to arrive in Ghana on Monday night ahead of the commencement of Black Stars’ preparations for the 2014 World Cup.The PSL League winner will arrive in Accra on Monday night after winning the league with Mamelodi Sundowns after just a season with the club.The 21-year-old will join the Black Stars’ non-residential preparations which start on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium.Sumaila’s arrival brings the number of already arrived foreign-based players to six ahead of Tuesday’s preparations.Samuel Inkoom, Harrison Afful, Jerry Akaminko, Rabiu Mohammed and Abdul Majeed Waris have all arrived in the country.The team will however be hosted to a sending off dinner by President John Mahama on Thursday evening before they depart to the Netherlands to intensify their preparations. Ghana will take on the Netherlands in an international friendly on May 31 before moving camp to the USA where they are billed to play South Korea in another friendly in Miami.
Homeowners across Donegal have been warned of taking extra care as Ireland is at threat of “very high impact” weather from Hurricane Ophelia next week, Met Eireann has warned.People have been warned to secure loose ridge tiles and other others with strong winds forecast for Monday onwards.A status yellow alert is in place from 6am on Monday through to 6am on Tuesday but this could increase in warning scale. The meteorological service said “changeable and very unsettled weather” would continue throughout the weekend into Monday, as the remnants of the storm splash across the country.”Of Monday, it said “Current indications are that the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia will track close to or over Ireland, with the threat of storm force winds, outbreaks of heavy rain and very high seas during Monday and for a time Monday night.“However, there is still some uncertainty regarding the exact track of the system.”Meanwhile, the Irish Coast Guard had important advice regarding the storm. A Facebook posting said “We strongly advise the public not to go on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, promenades or any other coastal areas during the inclement weather”.It added: “Importantly if you do see someone who may get into trouble during the storm call 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”The 10th consecutive Atlantic named storm to become a hurricane in 2017 is expected to travel “very quickly” northwards on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Motorists and homeowners were also urged to take care over the weekend today.Met Eireann has said: “Storm force winds, heavy rain and high seas are threatened. “Met Eireann will continue to monitor this storm and will issue appropriate warnings as required.”Homeowners warned to take care as end of Hurricane Ophelia to lash Ireland was last modified: October 14th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalHurricane OpheliastormWarningwinds