SMC students fundraise for cystic fibrosis research

first_imgFor five senior marketing majors at Saint Mary’s, picking a charity for a marketing management class project was one of the easier tasks they have taken on this semester. As part of the class, students must create a fundraising event for a charity of their choice. One group, composed of seniors Antonia Infante, Ashley Ward, Debbie Neal, Liz Leeuw and Jessica Vravis, chose the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, because the members have multiple connections with the disease. “My 18-year-old sister has cystic fibrosis (CF),” Leeuw said. “This is one of the reasons why we chose to raise money for CF and all of the families it affects.” Ward said the group chose to sell tickets to the South Bend Silver Hawks game scheduled for April 20 to target the South Bend community, especially children. “I remember when I was younger and our school would have a night where all the kids and families would come to ‘The Cove,’ or Coveleski Stadium, where the Silver Hawks play,” she said. “It was always a really fun time for everyone involved.” Ward said she babysits for a local two-year-old child with cystic fibrosis, and the boy’s grandfather purchased 50 tickets for his business. The group has sold more than 100 tickets in total, Infante said, and if they sell 100 more, a guest of their choosing may throw the first pitch at the game. Vravis said the Silver Hawks made organizing the fundraiser fairly simple. “When we were deciding on what type of event we wanted to hold, we realized that having a fundraiser for a current event would be the best route to take,” she said. “The Silver Hawks already participate in charity events, so this outlet was perfect for our cause.” Neal said the group created a Facebook page for their fundraiser and hung posters and flyers around campus. They also sold tickets in the Student Center, she said. “We have also advertised for our event at Urban Swirl in Granger, [Ind.], and we were selling tickets at Sam’s Club all weekend,” Leeuw said. “In addition to these advertisements, we have been handing out little bells for people to personalize that have a message about CF on them.” Ward said raising awareness of cystic fibrosis is important to the group, because it is not a well-known disease or a cause to which people often donate. “Research has come so far over the years, and it is all due to donations and people wanting to help,” she said. Ninety cents of every dollar raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support research, Leeuw said. “We really want CF to get the awareness is deserves,” Leeuw said. “Let’s make CF stand for ‘Cure Found.’” Tickets are available to students, faculty and the greater community and cost $6 each. Donations are also accepted. Ticket orders can be sent to Leeuw at lleeuw01@saintmarys.edu by Wednesday at 5 p.m.last_img read more

NCUA adopts annual meeting, board meeting flexibility for FCUs

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… A few weeks ago, we blogged about holding virtual meetings into 2021 and the limitations of guidance issued by NCUA back in March 2020 with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many federal credit unions (FCUs) have asked about holding virtual meetings next year, and whether NCUA has provided any flexibility for the requirement that at least one meeting of a FCU’s board be held in person.Specifically, while the March guidance allowed FCUs to adopt a bylaw provision that would allow the annual in person meeting to be held virtually under certain emergency situations, four requirements must be met for that amendment to be permissible to use. One of these requirements was that “NCUA has issued general or specific guidance notifying the credit union that it is appropriate to invoke this bylaw provision.” However, NCUA had only indicated the agency thought this was appropriate though December 31, 2020. FCUs that usually hold their annual meetings in the early parts of 2021 were already thinking ahead to how to conduct these meetings safely, especially since the FCU bylaws require that members be provided notice at least 30 but no more than 75 days’ before the meeting.Meanwhile, the FCU bylaws require that at least one board meeting be held in person, although if a quorum is present, the remaining board members can participate by audio or video teleconference. Given the continued spread of COVID-19 in many communities, many FCUs continued to have concerns about holding these meetings in person.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Siemens Working on Commissioning Beatrice OTM 1

first_imgSiemens Transmission and Distribution is carrying out commissioning works on the recently installed Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in preparation for the energisation of the system.Nexans is working on routing, jointing and termination works on the two export cables, EC1 and EC3, which have been pulled in to the OTM.The walk-to-work vessel Island Crown is at the Beatrice site as the accommodation and support vessel for all works on the OTM.The first of the two OTMs Beatrice will feature (OTM 1) was installed in February.Meanwhile, Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) is installing the jacket foundations for the project, whose 84 wind turbines and two OTMs will all be supported by this foundation type. SHL has so far installed 43 out of the total 86 jackets.The first of 84 7MW wind turbines, to be delivered by Siemens Gamesa, are scheduled to be installed this summer. The 588MW offshore wind farm is expected to be operational by the end of 2019.last_img read more

Illegal transport of charcoal sends man to jail

first_imgThe 47-year-old resident EdgardoPilapil was caught illegally transporting 14 sacks of charcoal inside hisjeepney, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 5, facing charges./PN A .38-caliber revolver with livebullets was recovered from Pilapil when police manning a checkpoint frisked himaround 3 a.m. on Sept. 30, the report added. center_img BACOLOD City – A man was arrested forillegal transportation of charcoal at a checkpoint in Barangay Granada. last_img

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Kwesi Appiah names squad to face South Africa and São Tomé

first_imgBlack Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 23-man squad for Ghana’s upcoming AFCON 2021 Qualifiers against South Africa and São Tomé and Príncipe.The team is headlined by captain Andre Ayew, with Italy based midfielder Alfred Duncan making a return, after missing the AFCON in Egypt due to injury.General captain Asamoah Gyan, together with vice captain Kwadwo Asamoah both miss out.Real Mallorca’s Iddrisu Baba, who has enjoyed a fine start to the season, earned himself a call up, as well as AshantiGold forward Shafiu Mumuni.Ghana will host South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday 14th November, 2019, before travelling to São Tomé and Príncipe to face them on Monday 18th November.The full squad is as follows:GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)DEFENDERS: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)MIDFIELDERS: Samuel Owusu (Al Fahya, Saudi Arabia), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Iddrisu Baba (Real Mallorca, Spain), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn, Germany)FORWARDS: Andre Ayew (Swansea, England), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Torric Jibril (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Shafiu Mumuni (Ashantigold)last_img read more