Love Your Body Week connects SMC, ND

first_img“Love Your Body Week” at Saint Mary’s College begins next week and aims to help women critically analyze the negative media stereotypes about their bodies. Laura Glaub, a senior and founder of “Love Your Body Week” said the ultimate goal of the week is to foster self-confidence. Glaub said this year the week will include a wide range of events, from speakers from the community to physical exercise. Christina Grasso, a 2011 graduate from Saint Mary’s, will speak again this year about her struggle with anorexia. After coming forth last year to speak about eating disorders, Grasso saw an enormous response from students. “Talking about it is so important. Whilst in the throes of anorexia, I was very, very private. Had I not eventually spoken up, the disease would have killed me very shortly,” Grasso said. “I see a desperate need for resources and awareness, and I am fully committed to seeing that it happens.” Communication Studies professor Terri Russ, who has done research on gender and the effect of the media on women, will also speak at an event during the week. “Basically, I am going to focus on how Barbie is a doll, but a doll that comes with a lot of baggage,” Russ said. “I want to talk about the connections between Barbie and beauty and the ideals that we think people want to see.” Russ said “Love Your Body Week” is important in combating the hyper awareness society has on image. “This is played out through potentially harmful practices like excessive exercising, eating disorders and many more extremities,” Russ said. Glaub said this year’s “Love Your Body Week” will also feature a collaboration with Notre Dame’s Gender Issues Department. Katie Rose, director of the Notre Dame Gender Issues Department, said the teamwork has allowed the two campuses to coordinate events more efficiently. “Our week is called ‘Body Image Week’ this year. Although our names are different, our mission will be the same as Saint Mary’s,” Rose said. “We have many events that overlap between the campuses.” Glaub said the rich tradition between the schools allows the two to focus on issues encountered on both campuses. “We are constantly in contact and share many of the same problems since our cultures are very similar,” Glaub said. Rose said each school’s week has gender specific events as well as community events. She said she hopes this year’s body image weeks will have an impact on both campuses. “I hope that through these programs we can work to change the culture on campus so that people can feel comfortable getting fro-yo when they have a sweet tooth, or skipping a day at the gym if they really need a nap instead,” Rose said.last_img read more

Cadbury Partners NFF, Super Eagles

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc, manufacturers of TomTom, has expressed delight to partner the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) as the ‘Official Candy of the Super Eagles.’In a statement, the Company’s Corporate and Government Affairs Director for West Africa, Mr. Bala Yesufu said now is the time to give the Super Eagles the maximum support they require to excel in football, Nigeria’s favourite sport.Yesufu said: “Tom Tom, the leading candy brand from Cadbury Nigeria is proud to be associated as ‘Official Candy of the Super Eagles.’ We appreciate the leadership of the NFF for their moderation in arriving at this partnership initiative and we hope to live up to our part of the deal.”According to the President of the NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, the partnership with Tom Tom was too good to be turned down as the brand has demonstrated a champion’s spirit over the years.Pinnick added: “The Nigerian Football Federation is pleased to enter into this worthwhile contract as Tom Tom has done so much for Nigerian football over the years.“Candies are for champions. The Super Eagles remain a champion team and Tom Tom is also a champion candy. I strongly believe the company will enjoy the new experience even better than its previous romance with Nigerian Football Federation.”The press statement said further that Mr. Mike Itemuagbor, Chairman of Pamodzi Sports Marketing, the sponsorship agency, noted that Tom Tom from Cadbury and his company have the responsibility to ensure that both organisations derive fulfillment from the relationship.He opined further: “The agreement is for a period of three years in the initial period, and renewable. It makes Tom Tom the ‘Official Candy of the Super Eagles.’ All other details will be made known at the official contract signing ceremony soon.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Brianna Butler sinks 6 3s in Elite Eight win over Tennessee

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 27, 2016 at 11:24 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Brianna Butler took a couple steps back and cracked a rare smile. The usually stone-faced guard dropped into her position in Syracuse’s press defense but took a second to realize where the Orange was.SU had a 15-point lead with just over six minutes standing between her team and its first-ever Final Four.“That’s when she knows she’s hot,” Brittney Sykes said of Butler’s smile.The senior sharpshooter leads the nation in 3-pointers attempted this season and she took another 15 attempts on Sunday night. But she also made six of them, the most she has in over six weeks. No. 4 seed Syracuse’s (29-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) 89-67 win over No. 7 seed Tennessee (22-14, 8-8 Southeastern) also marked just the third time all season Butler had made that many 3s. After entering the weekend on a 6-of-39 cold spell from deep, she finished with 18 points for the second game in a row.Even when Butler has gone through slumps throughout her career, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman has never wavered in telling her to keep shooting.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Every time she catches the ball, faces the basket, I think it’s going in,” Hillsman said. “I think so does the opposing coach because they’re screaming to their players to get out there. She’s a remarkable shooter. She’s the best shooter in college basketball right now.”Twice in the first two-and-a-half minutes, Butler missed a 3. The first wasn’t even close as it went long and missed the rim.But two minutes after that, she knocked down her first triple and held three fingers in the air a little bit longer than usual.“When we get her heated up early, it opens up the lanes for us, people can put the ball on the floor, shoot off the dribble, it opens up lanes,” Sykes said. “And they want to hug her tight and she has the ability to create her shot off the bounce.”With about three minutes left in the second quarter, Butler hit 3s on back-to-back possessions. The first one gave SU an eight-point lead and Hillsman, who typically holds three fingers up after makes, emphatically whipped his right hand over his head in celebration.Tennessee pulled within four at the beginning of the fourth quarter. And on Syracuse’s next two possessions, it was Butler who quickly pushed the lead to 10. The Volunteers never got back within single digits.Again, Hillsman whipped the three fingers over his head.“We know, at the right time, when we need a shot,” Sykes said, “Butler’s there to give it to us.”About two minutes after Butler’s back-to-back 3s is when she hit gave SU its 74th, 75th and 76th points.The feeling, just minutes away from the Final Four by then, was unbelievable, Butler said. That’s when Cornelia Fondren looked up at the scoreboard, too. Syracuse had the game all but wrapped up.“Brianna Butler’s a great shooter,” Fondren said. “I’ve never had someone on my team that could shoot better than she has.”Butler is the nation’s active leader in career 3-pointers made. She’s the Orange’s all-time leader in that category.And in part because of her shooting performance on Sunday, she’ll have at least one more chance to add to those numbers before her time at SU comes to an end.“It’s like you get into a groove and your confidence is just up there,” Sykes said. “You can miss a shot and be like, ‘You know what? I’m just going to make the next one.’” Commentslast_img read more

UKGC suspends two licences over failure to integrate GAMSTOP

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it has suspended two operator licences with immediate effect for failing to fully integrate the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme.Earlier this year, the UKGC notified all online operators that participating in GAMSTOP by 31 March was a requirement of their licence conditions and social responsibility code provision 3.5.5.The suspended incumbents are Dynamic, trading as ‘Prophet’, and Sportito, having their licences revoked after they failed to comply with the UKGC ruling.Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission Chief Executive, said: “We have made it clear to operators that we are ready and willing to use our powers to protect consumers, as this action demonstrates.‘’Self-exclusion is an important tool to protect vulnerable consumers, which is why we made it compulsory for all online operators to be signed up to GAMSTOP by 31 March. We took action because the operators had not complied by the deadline, which placed vulnerable consumers at risk.“One of the suspensions has now been lifted as the operator is now compliant. Our investigations into both operators continue.”Following the ruling, Sportito has integrated the self-exclusion scheme into its offering, and the suspension has been subsequently lifted. However, the UKGC review is still ongoing.last_img read more