Studio 105 hosting “Cuts for Cans” to benefit Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society

first_imgBelow is also a list of suggested donations from the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A local salon is hosting a haircut fundraiser to help the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society.Studio 105 Salon Owner Rheannon White says she once worked at a salon in Vancouver, where a similar fundraiser was held to help the Salvation Army.On February 4th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, you can visit Studio 105 and receive a free haircut in exchange for a non-perishable food item. The fundraiser applies to haircuts only, no blowouts, styles, etc.- Advertisement -Rheannon says she had been talking with the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society since October and now the fundraiser will officially happen. She says they chose the Women’s Resource Society because of all the work they do for the community and how many people are going through the Society’s doors. She says this was just a small way they could give back to the community.This is the 1st time the fundraiser is being held. There is no limit on how many people Salon 105 will serve during the fundraiser.If you would like more information, contact Studio 105 at (250) 785-1050.Advertisementlast_img read more

West Ham reportedly interested in signing Newcastle midfielder this month

first_imgHaving already recruited former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, West Ham are keen to bolster their squad further with the addition of 26-year-old Shelvey, according to the Daily Mail.Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini is an admirer of the six-cap England international, who currently earns £70,000-a-week.Rafa Benitez is unlikely to let Shelvey, valued at £20million, leave without a fight unless Newcastle can find an adequate replacement for him. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade And with the Tyneside club just two points above the relegation zone, they need as much quality and experience as they can get in order to remain in the Premier League.Shelvey offers both, having played for Liverpool, Swansea and now Newcastle; he has proven to be capable of dictating play and chipping in with a spectacular goal every now and again.West Ham have rejected an offer of £35million from an unnamed Chinese Super League side for Marko Arnautovic, but Danijel Arnautovic, the Austria international’s brother and representative, said he wants to leave the London Stadium for a new challenge. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED 2 MONEY huge blow RANKED BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Marko Arnautovic could be on his way out of West Ham no dice REVEALED West Ham are exploring the possibility of signing Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to reports.The midfielder has endured an injury-hit season which has restricted him to just 12 appearances, and he travelled to Barcelona this week for treatment on a thigh issue, making him a doubt for the trip to Chelsea on Saturday. REPLY shining Jonjo Shelvey is wanted by West Ham Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News 2 Should Arnautovic depart, it would make signing a creative talent even more of a priority.last_img read more

2016 WIAA spring baseball playoffs, regional schedule

first_imgRegionals begin May 26By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The 2016 WIAA spring baseball tournament field has been set.Regional quarterfinals in Divisions 2, 3, and 4 will be played on Thursday, May 26.Regional semifinals in all four divisions are set for Tuesday, May 31; regional finals in Divisions 2, 3, and 4 are on Wednesday, June 1; and Division 1 regional finals are on Thursday, June 2.Sectionals in all divisions will be Tuesday, June 7, and semifinals and finals played will be at the same site. Winners will move on to the 2016 WIAA State Spring Baseball Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute on June 14-16.Locally, Marshfield is the No. 7 seed in the Division 1 Sectional 1 field and will host Wisconsin Valley Conference rival Merrill, the 10th seed, in a regional semifinal on May 31. The winner plays at No. 2 Eau Claire North in a regional final on June 2.In Division 3, Stratford, Spencer, and Auburndale are all part of the Sectional 2 bracket.Stratford is the No. 3 seed in the top half of the bracket and will host Colby in a regional quarterfinal on May 26. The winner moves on to play at No. 2 Spencer in a regional semifinal on May 31.In the bottom half of the bracket, Auburndale is the No. 5 seed and will play a regional quarterfinal at No. 4 Weyauwega-Fremont on May 26. The winner plays at No. 1 Stevens Point Pacelli in a regional semifinal on May 31.Marshfield Columbus Catholic is the No. 4 seed in the Division 4 Sectional 2 bracket and will host No. 5 Prentice at Jack Hackman Field on May 26. The winner plays at No. 1 Loyal in a regional semifinal on May 31.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2016 WIAA State Spring Baseball TournamentDivision 1Sectional 1Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 New Richmond at No. 8 MenomonieNo. 12 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 5 HudsonNo. 11 Superior at No. 6 River FallsNo. 10 Merrill at No. 7 MarshfieldRegional finals, June 2New Richmond-Menomonie winner at No. 1 Eau Claire MemorialHudson-Wisconsin Rapids winner at No. 4 Chippewa FallsSuperior-River Falls winner at No. 3 Stevens PointMarshfield-Merrill winner at No. 2 Eau Claire NorthSectional 4Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 Neenah at No. 8 Appleton EastNo. 12 Appleton West at No. 5 ManitowocNo. 11 New London at No. 6 De PereNo. 10 Menasha at No. 7 KaukaunaRegional finals, June 2Neenah-Appleton East winner at No. 1 KimberlyManitowoc-Appleton West winner at No. 4 HortonvilleNew London-De Pere winner at No. 3 West De PereKaukauna-Menasha winner at No. 2 Appleton NorthSectional 2Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 D.C. Everest at No. 8 RhinelanderNo. 12 Green Bay Southwest at No. 5 AntigoNo. 11 Wausau East at No. 6 Green Bay East/WestNo. 10 Ashwaubenon at No. 7 Green Bay Notre DameRegional finals, June 2D.C. Everest-Rhinelander winner at No. 1 Green Bay PrebleAntigo-Green Bay Southwest winner at No. 4 Wausau WestGreen Bay East/West-Wausau East winner at No. 3 PulaskiNotre Dame-Ashwaubenon winner at No. 2 Bay PortSectional 3Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 Baraboo at No. 8 HolmenNo. 12 Reedsburg at No. 5 La Crosse CentralNo. 11 Tomah at No. 6 WaunakeeNo. 10 Madison Memorial at No. 7 OnalaskaRegional finals, June 2Holmen-Baraboo winner at No. 1 MiddletonLa Crosse Central-Reedsburg winner at No. 4 Sauk PrairieWaunakee-Tomah winner at No. 3 DeForestOnalaska-Madison Memorial winner at No. 2 La Crosse LoganSectional 5Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 Oregon at No. 8 MiltonNo. 12 Elkhorn at No. 5 Janesville ParkerNo. 11 Madison La Follette at No. 6 Madison WestNo. 10 Monona Grove at No. 7 StoughtonRegional finals, June 2Milton-Oregon winner at No. 1 Janesville CraigJanesville Parker-Elkhorn winner at No. 4 Fort AtkinsonMadison West-Madison La Follette winner at No. 3 Beloit MemorialStoughton-Monona Grove winner at No. 2 VeronaSectional 8Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 Union Grove at No. 8 WilmotNo. 12 Racine Park at No. 5 Kenosha Bradford/ReutherNo. 11 Racine Case at No. 6 Westosha CentralNo. 10 Lake Geneva Badger at No. 7 Racine HorlickRegional finals, June 2Wilmot-Union Grove winner at No. 1 Kenosha Indian TrailKenosha Bradford/Reuther-Racine Park winner at No. 4 WaterfordWestosha Central-Racine Case winner at No. 3 BurlingtonRacine Horlick-Badger winner at No. 2 Kenosha TremperSectional 6Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 Slinger at No. 8 Oshkosh WestNo. 12 Sheboygan South at No. 5 WatertownNo. 11 Sheboygan North at No. 6 Fond du LacNo. 10 Madison East at No. 7 HartfordRegional finals, June 2Oshkosh West-Slinger winner at No. 1 Sun PrairieWatertown-Sheboygan South winner at No. 4 Beaver DamFond du Lac-Sheboygan North winner at No. 3 Oshkosh NorthHartford-Madison East winner at No. 2 OconomowocSectional 7Regional semifinals, May 31No. 9 Milwaukee Bay View/LL at No. 8 Milwaukee Bradley Tech/Carmen SouthNo. 12 Milwaukee Vincent at No. 5 Milwaukee KingNo. 11 Milwaukee Washington/Career/Collegiate at No. 6 Milwaukee SouthNo. 10 Milwaukee Pulaski/Arts/Juneau at No. 7 Milwaukee HamiltonRegional finals, June 2Bay View/LL-Bradley/Carmen South winner at No. 1 Hartland ArrowheadKing-Vincent winner at No. 4 Milwaukee Madison/Samuel Morse/LanguagesWashington/Career/Colleigate-South winner at No. 3 Milwaukee ReaganHamilton-Pulaski/Arts/Juneau winner at No. 2 Milwaukee RiversideDivision 2Sectional 1Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Spooner at No. 4 BarronNo. 6 Northwestern/South Shore at No. 3 HaywardNo. 5 Osceola at No. 4 AmeryNo. 6 Somerset at No. 3 Baldwin-WoodvilleNo. 7 St. Croix Central at No. 2 PrescottNo. 5 Bloomer at No. 4 Black River FallsNo. 6 Sparta at No. 3 Gale-Ettrick-TrempealeauNo. 5 Nekoosa at No. 4 WautomaNo. 6 Adams-Friendship at No. 3 MaustonRegional semifinals, May 31Spooner-Barron winner at No. 1 Rice LakeHayward-Northwestern/South Shore winner at No. 2 AshlandAmery-Osceola winner at No. 1 EllsworthBloomer-Black River Falls winner at No. 1 AltoonaGET-Sparta winner at No. 2 West SalemNekoosa-Wautoma winner at No. 1 Wisconsin DellsMauston-Adams-Friendship winner at No. 2 WestfieldSectional 2Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Medford at No. 4 Wittenberg-BirnamwoodNo. 6 Northland Pines at No. 3 LakelandNo. 5 Peshtigo at No. 4 ClintonvilleNo. 6 Shawano at No. 3 MarinetteNo. 5 Appleton Xavier at No. 4 Little ChuteNo. 6 Wrightstown at No. 3 Fox Valley LutheranNo. 5 Sturgeon Bay at No. 4 DenmarkNo. 6 Chilton at No. 3 ValdersRegional semifinals, May 31Medford-Wittenberg-Birnamwood winner at No. 1 MosineeLakeland-Northland Pines winner at No. 2 TomahawkClintonville-Peshtigo winner at No. 1 SeymourMarinette-Shawano winner at No. 2 Oconto FallsXavier-Little Chute winner at No. 1 WaupacaFox Valley Lutheran-Wrightstown winner at No. 2 FreedomDenmark-Sturgeon Bay winner at No. 1 Luxemburg-CascoValders-Chilton winner at No. 2 Southern DoorSectional 3Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Mount Horeb at No. 4 PlattevilleNo. 6 Richland Center at No. 3 ViroquaNo. 5 Marshall at No. 4 McFarlandNo. 6 Poynette at No. 3 PortageNo. 5 Edgerton at No. 4 Brodhead/JudaNo. 6 Clinton at No. 3 MonroeNo. 5 Delavan-Darien at No. 4 Big FootNo. 6 East Troy at No. 3 Racine Lutheran/Prairie SchoolRegional semifinals, May 31Mount Horeb-Platteville winner at No. 1 River ValleyViroqua-Richland Center winner at No. 2 DodgevilleMcFarland-Marshall winner at No. 1 LodiPortage-Poynette winner at No. 2 Madison EdgewoodEdgerton-Brodhead/Juda winner at No. 1 Beloit TurnerMonroe-Clinton winner at No. 2 EvansvilleBig Foot-Delavan-Darien winner at No. 1 Greendale Martin LutherRacine Lutheran/Prairie School-East Troy winner at No. 2 WhitewaterSectional 4Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Omro at No. 4 BerlinNo. 6 North Fond du Lac at No. 3 WinneconneNo. 5 Watertown Luther Prep at No. 4 LomiraNo. 6 Hustisford/Dodgeland at No. 3 MayvilleNo. 5 Lakeside Lutheran at No. 4 Lake MillsNo. 6 St. John’s Northwest Military Academy at No. 3 Kettle Moraine LutheranNo. 5 Milwaukee St. Thomas More at No. 4 Wisconsin LutheranNo. 6 Milwaukee Messmer at No. 3 University School of MilwaukeeRegional semifinals, May 31Berlin-Omro winner at No. 1 WaupunWinneconne-North Fond du Lac winner at No. 2 RiponLomira-Luther Prep winner at No. 1 ColumbusMayville-Hustisford/Dodgeland winner at No. 2 CampbellsportLake Mills-Lakeside Lutheran winner at No. 1 JeffersonKettle Moraine Lutheran-St. John’s winner at No. 2 Waukesha Catholic MemorialWisconsin Lutheran-St. Thomas More winner at No. 1 Milwaukee LuthearnUniversity School-Messmer winner at No. 2 St. FrancisDivision 3Sectional 1Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Webster at No. 4 CumberlandNo. 6 Luck/Frederic at No. 3 Clayton/Turtle LakeNo. 7 Grantsburg at No. 2 St. Croix FallsNo. 5 Cornell/Lake Holcombe at No. 4 CameronNo. 6 Chetek-Weyerhaesuer at No. 3 LadysmithNo. 5 Glenwood City at No. 4 BoycevilleNo. 6 Colfax at No. 3 Eau Claire RegisNo. 5 Mondovi at No. 4 Stanley-BoydNo. 6 Cadott at No. 3 Fall CreekRegional semifinals, May 31Webster-Cumberland winner at No. 1 UnityCornell/Lake Holcombe-Cameron winner at No. 1 ChequamegonLadysmith-Chetek-Weyerhaesuer winner at No. 2 PhillipsGlenwood City-Boyceville winner at No. 1 Elk MoundRegis-Colfax winner at No. 2 Spring ValleyMondovi-Stanley-Boyd winner at No. 1 DurandFall Creek-Cadott winner at No. 2 Osseo-FairchildSectional 2Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Edgar at No. 4 AbbotsfordNo. 6 Colby at No. 3 StratfordNo. 5 Auburndale at No. 4 Weyauwega-FremontNo. 6 Manawa at No. 3 Iola-ScandinaviaNo. 5 Crivitz at No. 4 Wabeno/LaonaNo. 6 Gillett/Suring at No. 3 CrandonNo. 5 Shiocton at No. 4 ReedsvilleNo. 6 Menominee Indian at No. 3 BrillionRegional semifinals, May 31Edgar-Abbotsford winner at No. 1 MarathonStratford-Colby winner at No. 2 SpencerAuburndale-Weyauwega-Fremont winner at No. 1 Stevens Point PacelliIola-Scandinavia-Manawa winner at No. 2 AmherstWabeno/Laona winner at No. 1 ColemanCrandon-Gillett/Suring winner at No. 2 OcontoShiocton-Reedsville winner at No. 1 Neenah St. Mary CatholicBrillion-Menominee Indian winner at No. 2 BonduelSectional 3Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Melrose-Mindoro at No. 4 NeillsvilleNo. 6 Lincoln at No. 3 WhitehallNo. 5 Onalaska Luther at No. 4 NecedahNo. 6 Boscobel at No. 3 BrookwoodNo. 5 Mineral Point at No. 4 Iowa-GrantNo. 6 Cuba City at No. 3 LancasterNo. 5 Parkview at No. 4 WaterlooNo. 6 Belleville at No. 3 Wisconsin HeightsNo. 7 New Glarus at No. 2 DeerfieldRegional semifinals, May 31Melrose-Mindoro-Neillsville winner at No. 1 Cochrane-Fountain CityWhitehall-Lincoln winner at No. 2 ArcadiaLuther-Necedah winner at No. 1 La Crosse AquinasBrookwood-Boscobel winner at No. 2 WestbyIowa-Grant-Mineral Point winner at No. 1 Prairie du ChienLancaster-Cuba City winner at No. 2 DarlingtonParkview-Waterloo winner at No. 1 CambridgeSectional 4Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Manitowoc Lutheran at No. 4 MishicotNo. 6 Kewaunee at No. 3 AlgomaNo. 5 Montello at No. 4 PardeevilleNo. 6 Green Lake/Princeton at No. 3 LaconiaNo. 5 Whitefish Bay Dominican at No. 4 Brookfield AcademyNo. 6 Horicon at No. 3 Fond du Lac St. Mary’s SpringsNo. 5 Racine St. Catherine’s at No. 4 Kenosha Christian LifeNo. 6 Milwaukee Heritage Christian/Trinity Academy at No. 3 Kenosha St. JosephRegional semifinals, May 31Manitowoc Lutheran-Mishicot winner at No. 1 Gibraltar/Washington IslandAlgoma-Kewaunee winner at No. 2 Manitowoc RoncalliMontello-Pardeeville winner at No. 1 MarkesanLaconia-Green Lake/Princeton winner at No. 2 Oshkosh Lourdes/Valley ChristianBrookfield Academy-Dominican winner at No. 1 Lake Country LutheranSt. Mary’s Springs-Horicon winner at No. 2 Winnebago LutheranSt. Catherine’s-Christian Life winner at No. 1 Palmyra-EagleSt. Joseph-Heritage/Trinity winner at No. 2 Shoreland LutheranDivision 4Sectional 1Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Washburn at No. 4 MellenNo. 6 Bayfield at No. 3 Butternut/MercerNo. 5 Elmwood at No. 4 Clear LakeNo. 6 Plum City at No. 3 Pepin/AlmaNo. 5 Bruce at No. 4 GreenwoodNo. 6 Gilman at No. 3 Owen-WitheeRegional semifinals, May 31Mellen-Washburn winner at No. 1 HurleyButternut/Mercer-Bayfield winner at No. 2 DrummondElmwood-Clear Lake winner at No. 1 Eau Claire Immanuel LutheranPepin/Alma-Plum City winner at No. 2 Prairie FarmBruce-Greenwood winner at No. 1 Chippewa Falls McDonellOwen-Withee-Gilman winner at No. 2 ThorpSectional 2Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Prentice at No. 4 Marshfield Columbus CatholicNo. 6 Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran at No. 3 AthensNo. 7 Granton at No. 2 Rib LakeNo. 5 Wisconsin Rapids Assumption at No. 4 TigertonNo. 6 Wausau Newman Catholic at No. 3 Port EdwardsNo. 7 Marion at No. 2 RosholtNo. 5 Pembine/Goodman at No. 4 Three LakesNo. 6 Phelps at No. 3 ElchoNo. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas/Lena at No. 4 SevastopolNo. 6 White Lake at No. 3 BowlerRegional semifinals, May 31Prentice-Columbus Catholic winner at No. 1 LoyalTigerton-Assumption winner at No. 1 PittsvillePembine/Goodman-Three Lakes winner at No. 1 NiagaraElcho-Phelps winner at No. 2 FlorenceSt. Thomas Aquinas/Lena-Sevastopol winner at No. 1 WausaukeeBowler-White Lake winner at No. 2 GreshamSectional 3Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Blair-Taylor at No. 4 CashtonNo. 6 Augusta at No. 3 Eleva-StrumNo. 5 New Lisbon at No. 4 Wonewoc-CenterNo. 6 Royall at No. 3 La FargeNo. 5 Kickapoo at No. 4 SenecaNo. 6 North Crawford at No. 3 De SotoNo. 5 River Ridge at No. 4 CassvilleNo. 6 Wauzeka-Steuben at No. 3 PotosiRegional semifinals, May 31Blair-Taylor-Cashton winner at No. 1 Independence/GilmantonEleva-Strum-Augusta winner at No. 2 BangorNew Lisbon-Wonewoc-Center winner at No. 1 HillsboroLa Farge-Royall winner at No. 2 WestonKickapoo-Seneca winner at No. 1 IthacaDe Soto-North Crawford winner at No. 2 RiverdaleRiver Ridge-Cassville winner at No. 1 FennimorePotosi-Wauzeka Steuben winner at No. 2 HighlandSectional 4Regional quarterfinals, May 26No. 5 Hilbert/Stockbridge at No. 4 Wild RoseNo. 6 Tri-County at No. 3 OakfieldNo. 5 Fall River at No. 4 RandolphNo. 6 Cambria-Friesland at No. 3 RioNo. 5 Southwestern at No. 4 ArgyleNo. 6 Black Hawk at No. 3 Shullsburg/BentonNo. 5 Monticello at No. 4 AlbanyNo. 6 Faith Christian at No. 3 Burlington Catholic CentralRegional semifinals, May 31Hilbert/Stockbridge-Wild Rose winner at No. 1 Almond-BancroftOakfield-Tri-County winner at No. 2 Green Bay NEW LutheranFall River-Randolph winner at No. 1 Johnson CreekRio-Cambria-Friesland winner at No. 2 Living Word LutheranSouthwestern-Argyle winner at No. 1 PecatonicaShullsburg/Benton-Black Hawk winner at No. 2 BelmontMonticello-Albany winner at No. 1 BarneveldCatholic Central-Faith Christian winner at No. 2 Williams Baylast_img read more

Executive Book Club: October 2014

first_imgAnalytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better ResultsMost companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way. But a powerful new business tool, analytics is enabling many firms to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes, with impressive results. In their previous book, Competing on Analytics, Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris showed how pioneering firms were building their entire strategies around their analytical capabilities, rather than “going with the gut”.To visit the SHRM Store, please click here.last_img read more

4 Women Arrested for $10K Robbery

first_imgFour California women suspected of robbing a store at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall on Sunday, October 13, at approximately 6:00 PM, had a captured-and-booked ending, thanks to the combined efforts of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies, California Highway Patrol troopers and eyewitnesses who provided deputies with vital information.Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s COBRA detectives say the suspect(s) got away with over $10,000 in merchandise from a women’s clothing store located within “The Patios” at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall. Eyewitnesses gave deputies a description of the vehicle that fled the scene.A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputy patrolling the Gorman area observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspects’ vehicle driving on the I-5, near the Tejon Pass. The deputy immediately contacted California Highway Patrol (CHP), and troopers subsequently located the vehicle parked at a rest stop near Frazier Mountain Road.- Sponsor – Four female adults, ages 19-20 years old, hailing from the Oakland area, were detained on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy. Stolen merchandise was located in the suspects’ vehicle. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies transported the victims back to Frazier Park where they positively identified the suspects. The suspects… SCV News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Here’s why the outcomes of this week’s European elections are good news for science

first_img According to provisional results published yesterday, the biggest winner is the centrist Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, which would add 40 MEPs to its current 69, whereas the greens would grow from 52 to 69 MEPs. The biggest losers are political groups that have long dominated European politics: the conservative European People’s Party and the socio-democrats, which would lose 36 and 39 seats, respectively. Voter turnout was at its highest since 1994, at about 51%.Liberals and greens will now have more clout to push their already articulate research agendas, says Thomas Jørgensen, senior policy coordinator at the European University Association in Brussels. “You have these research veterans in the Parliament; almost all of them are conservative,” Jørgensen says, alluding, for example, to MEPs Jerzy Buzek from Poland and Christian Ehler from Germany, who have focused much of their careers on research and innovation policy. “Now, there could be space for a liberal or green research champion, giving broad support to research and pushing for climate and sustainability issues.” Here’s why the outcomes of this week’s European elections are good news for science Now there could be space for a liberal or green research champion … Thomas Jørgensen, European University Association The European Parliament’s debating chamber in Strasbourg, France By Tania RabesandratanaMay. 28, 2019 , 3:55 AM Although populist and euroskeptic parties grew in last week’s elections for the European Parliament, the tsunami that EU supporters feared didn’t happen. That comes as a relief to many scientists, because several of the populist movements now on the rise in Europe appear to have little interest in science, flirt with antiscientific ideas, or have tried to curtail academic freedom.Observers in Brussels expect the new Parliament to continue its policy of defending generous research budgets. But the rise of pro-European Union green and liberal groups—at the expense of the Parliament’s traditionally two dominant parties—could lead to small shifts in science and technology priorities, some say, such as greener policies.The elections’ direct influence on EU science policy is limited because most of the details of Horizon Europe, its next 7-year research funding program, have already been agreed to by the outgoing Parliament and member states. But the new members of Parliament (MEPs) still have to negotiate two big items: the program’s budget from 2021 to 2027, which could be about €100 billion, and rules for the participation of countries outside of the European Union. 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(The two main euroskeptic groups combined would go from 78 MEPs in the outgoing Parliament to 112 after the elections, whereas the European Conservatives and Reformists lost 18 seats.) But scientists and their institutions should remain vigilant about their influence, says Maud Evrard, head of policy affairs at the Brussels-based Science Europe, a group of funding agencies and research organizations.“We’re concerned about academic freedom. We shouldn’t take it for granted,” she says. (In Hungary, the government of Viktor Orbán has taken aim at Central European University, a private institution in Budapest, for instance.) “We will push the Parliament to promote and defend freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and thought” at the national level, Evrard says, as well as evidence-based policymaking.Parliament’s exact balance of power will be decided in the coming weeks; 29 MEPs are not allied to any existing political group yet. At its first plenary session in July, Parliament will then vote to elect the next president of the commission, who is put forward by the European Union’s heads of state and government. They will assemble a new commission, the European Union’s executive arm, including a commissioner for research and innovation to succeed Carlos Moedas from Portugal. The new Parliament will have a chance to grill the candidate for that post—and reveal its science policy inclinations—after the summer.last_img read more

Boxing: Mary Kom off to a winning start

first_imgFive-time world champion boxer Mary Kom started India’s campaign on a winning note when she edged past Thailand’s Laopeam Peamwilai 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the sixth Asian Women Boxing Championships at Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on Tuesday.Mary Kom, who won the Asian title in the 48kg category at the last edition before moving into the 51kg class, had a tough fight against the Asian Indoor Games gold medallist.Mary Kom, who got a bye in the first round, had to dig deep to overpower the taller Thai. The Indian boxer established a 2-1 lead after the opening round.Mary Kom carried the momentum into the second round and increased her lead by a point.In the third round, the Thai girl staged a mini recovery and scored two points. Mary Kom also scored one but her lead was reduced to 4-3.But just when it looked like Laopeam will turn the tables on the Indian, Mary Kom delivered two sharp punches which earned her as many points. Laopeam, too, scored one but the writing was on the wall and Mary Kom moved into the last-eight stage.She will now face Nandinsetseg Myagmardul of Mongolia on Thursday.In the 57kg category, Mandakini Chanu defeated Rahemi Sadaf of Afghanistan after the referee stopped the contest in the fourth round. Mandakini will now take on Kil Ok Kim of North Korea on Thursday.Four Indian boxers will start their campaigns on Wednesday.Pinki Jangra (48 kg) will be up against Dina Ilyubayeva of Kazakhstan, Sonia Lather (54 kg) will take on Vidhushika Prabhadi Mohott (Sri Lanka), Sarita Devi (60 kg) will have her bout against Gulzhaina Ubinayazova of Kazakhstan, and Meena Rani (64 kg) will face Uyanga Erdenesoyal of Mongolia.advertisementlast_img read more

Injured MS Dhoni shows no discomfort in India’s practice session

first_imgMS Dhoni is recovering from a thumb injury.Injured Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni attended an intense training session at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday showing no sign of discomfort on account of his right thumb injury, raising the prospect of his participation in the first Test against Australia starting December 9.The injury initially forced him out of the first Test and batsman Virat Kohli was named as the stand-in skipper for the match. Dhoni joined the rest of the team on Friday and after a day’s rest attended practice, facing the Indian fast bowlers at the nets.Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron were the most spirited of the bowlers as they worked up genuine pace and beat the bat of frontline batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara on several occasions. Dhoni also faced the in-form pacers on one of the three practice pitches.Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin and newcomer Karn Sharma occupied one of the pitches while the third one was used by the batsmen to face throw-downs.last_img read more

The Inside Scoop from 360i Interns

first_imgAnna DiffleyMarketing Intern“Don’t be afraid to say yes to things.”As an intern, it can be intimidating to take on a task that you have no previous experience in. But I have learned that through the completion of these new tasks, I end up learning the most. I have become more comfortable with discomfort, and by helping out with a wide variety of tasks, I am able to learn the ins and outs of the job. I have learned more and more that transparency is key to success in this industry. Managing expectations is hard to do, and I am learning the best ways to communicate when I can take on more work, and when I will need a bit of extra time. Cole GreerAdvanced Analytics Intern“Collaboration is key.” My biggest takeaway from agency life so far is that collaboration is not only valued, it is required. I was surprised by the numerous amounts of teams and team members that work on one specific client. I find that this ubiquitous work between teams ultimately leads to the highest quality work and success in the end. Some of my favorite times here so far have been spent collaborating with and learning from other teams. Rebecca AhmedStrategy Intern“Brainstorming = beneficial.”During my first week, I was able to participate in a brainstorming session that was all about creating a voice experience. I didn’t know anything substantial about that kind of technology, but having people from different teams contribute to the conversation gave me a lot to ideate off of. These brainstorming sessions can also help with writer’s block. Crafting a narrative for brands requires piecing together data points, trend analyses, the brand’s voice, your voice, and so on. Sometimes taking a step away from the millions of tabs on my computer is necessary for me to make progress – and these brainstorming sessions are good for that! Every year, we look for smart and motivated students to join our Summer Internship Program. This year, we were lucky enough to have more than 20 bright, young minds working across multiple capabilities and offices.In honor of National Intern Day, we caught up with some of the industry leaders of the future to hear more about what they’ve learned so far in their internship and how they’re stepping outside of their comfort zones to maximize their experience.Amari McFaddenSocial Marketing Intern“You aren’t truly ready for your career until you go out and gain experiences.”Honestly, no matter how much time you spend at school preparing for your next chapter, you won’t be truly ready until you go out and experience it. So, having a busy schedule, attending tons of meetings with employees from different departments, learning how to satisfy and work with the client… all of the little everyday things that come with agency life that I have learned so far here at 360i have been invaluable for me. If you take full advantage of these opportunities, then you will reap the most benefits.Greer ManningAccount Management Intern“Agency life – It really is a family.”Despite having different disciplines and client teams, everyone at 360i is really here to help one another. My favorite part about 360i is also what surprised me the most about agency life – it really is a family. Through my experience as a 360i intern, the best part is that I’m not an intern at all. (Or, at least I never feel like one). Instead of picking up coffee and dry cleaning, I’m helping to strategize best, new practices for the team with my supervisors. Every day I feel appreciated and respected, and what more can you ask for, not only as an intern, but as a person.Eleonora MatinaProject Management Intern“Be fast, but don’t hurry!” As we all know, time management is key to success in the agency world. Agency life is always moving a mile a minute. Something new happens every day and your tasks can change very quickly. It is important to be on top of your work, to understand what you are doing and to deliver it fast while simultaneously assuring that there are no silly mistakes. Always be precise, even if you don’t have a lot of time, because in the end this will prevent the number of review-rounds the work has to go through. That will make your whole team happy.Tais DejesusInfluencer Marketing Intern“Note to self: take notes.”With all of the opportunities we have like Lunch + Learns, guest speakers and meetings with many disciplines, it is crucial to fully absorb all of the information that is presented to us. Always keep a notebook with you, so that you can jot down a pearl of knowledge or a quick tip from one of your mentors. It may seem obvious, but sometimes it gets lost in the mix! Boni McVeyConsumer Insights Intern“It’s all in the detail.”  Throughout my internship, I continue to discover how self-driven everyone in this industry is. It is an inspiring experience to see how motivated everyone is about the work they create and the passion that they perpetuate throughout each and every project. And throughout these projects, the attention to detail that everyone has is admirable. This is a skill that I have been working on since starting this internship journey.A big thanks to all of our summer interns and Junior Associates for spending their summer learning with us. Happy National Intern Day!last_img read more

Why The Youth of America Are Delaying Financial Independence: A Visual Guide

first_imgMy birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Technology has transformed the way we dine out in groups. Gone are the days when friends take turns treating each other to nights on the town. Now that apps make money accessible everywhere, tabs are paid down to the cent… Full Story,Occupation: Copywriter Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 29 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck (BiWeekly): $2,100/mo after HSA and 401(k) removed Monthly Expenses: Rent: $462.50 Car lease: $300 Insurances: $85 All other expenses Utilities: $200/mo Pet supplies: $30/mo Phone: $50/mo Streaming services: $15/mo… Full Story,Occupation: Digital advertising Age: 30 Location: San Francisco Bay Area Income: $5,200 month net post 401K, health insurance / HSA, and taxes Total Debt: $0 Monthly Expenses: Rent and utilities: $1,800 Auto: $275 including car insurance Internet/mobile: $120 10:00 am:… Full Story,The holidays are time for family. Here are some fun ideas from our friends at Quotacy on how to make the most of this holiday season with your loved ones, with a bit of humor. ?   With the rise… Full Story,Occupation: Social Media Manager Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 26 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck: $2,500/month after health/vision insurance deductions Monthly Expenses Rent: $700 Car Insurance: $65 Renters Insurance: $16 Utilities: $75 (Internet, Electric, Gas) Dental Insurance (not through work): $15 Hulu:… Full Story,On November 30th, The Financial Diet is kicking off their nationwide book tour for The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide To Getting Good With Money in New York.  Join us when the tour hits your city and don’t forget… Full Story,Occupation: Data Analyst Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 31 Location: Menlo Park, CA Paycheck (BiWeekly): $1,700 after auto-savings, 401k, ESPP purchase, renters & auto insurance and health care removed I have everything removed automatically as I have trouble with in-the-moment spending…. Full Story,Occupation: Account Services & Freelance Writer Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 39 Location: Longmont, CO Paycheck (3): $4,700/mo includes salary and three freelance clients (side hustles) Monthly Expenses Rent: $900 Car loan: $275 Credit card payment: $450 All other expenses… Full Story,If you’re still in college or a recent grad working with a limited budget, the idea of implementing a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming and very expensive. If you aren’t careful, you might find yourself shelling out lots of cash… Full Storylast_img read more