Drop In on Art of Surfing Festival from Thursday to Saturday

first_imgThe Art of Surfing Festival 2014 will be held at the Ocean City Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk) from Thursday through Saturday (July 31 to Aug. 2).Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.The annual event is a free, family event featuring original artwork from surfing’s biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country. Also features classic boards, memorabilia, free board appraisals and more. Some works are available for purchase.See more information on the Art of Surfing Festival 2014 Facebook event page. Aaron “Bogy” Bogushefsky is one of the featured artists at the Art of Surfing Festival 2014 on the Ocean City Music Pier from July 31 to Aug. 2.last_img

Robinson Community Learning Center celebrates 15 years

first_imgJanice Chung | The Observer For the past 15 years, the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC), located in South Bend’s northeast neighborhood, has been running programs for local students in an effort to promote academic and cultural growth. This Friday, the RCLC will be celebrating this accomplishment with an event open to the public.The event is called “RCLC Moments in Time” and will feature speeches from University President Fr. John Jenkins, manager of the RCLC Jennifer Knapp Beudert and University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy.Notre Dame junior and RCLC volunteer Sierra Hajdu said this event is, at its essence, a celebration of the partnership between Notre Dame and the RCLC.“It’s a place where all family members of the neighborhood can come together,” Hajdu said. “I love its breadth of multidisciplinary organizations that are all so dedicated to creating bonds between people and strengthening the community. It’s a safe-haven, an academic center, a gold mine for imagination and creativity and a place of encouragement.”Junior Marisa Olsen has been tutoring for the RCLC for three years and said the center is much more than an academic place — it is also a place of empowerment and inclusion.“I love asking the kids about their day, simply because the answer is always incredibly energetic, a bit over exaggerated and always full of lots of laughter and joy,” Olsen said. “The RCLC does a great job of giving students the academic tools they need to succeed, but also giving them a carefree and open environment to be themselves.”Olsen said Notre Dame’s relationship with the RCLC creates a stronger community network for the University and allows students to be exposed to the kind of diversity that exists in South Bend, whether it is socioeconomic status, ethnicity or academic abilities. She said Notre Dame students act as mentors and role models for the children at the center.“The diversity of individuals we are exposed to is wonderful,” Olsen said. “In addition, many of the students at the center look up to Notre Dame students and love hearing about our lives on campus. They all hope to go to Notre Dame one day, and it’s really exciting to hear how much they love the university.”Hajdu says the center provides a place for her to step back from the chaos of the school week and enjoy herself.“I think that many of the students volunteer so that they can teach children and give back … but oftentimes, they find that the people they work with in the center wind up teaching them greater life lessons,” Hajdu said. “I find that it’s too easy at ND to get lost in the school work and what is expected of you. The time I spend at the Center and volunteering for Take Ten is some of the best spent time of my weeks because it gives me a chance to pause and have really meaningful interactions with people.”The celebration Friday will include a video about the center’s history and an award ceremony for faculty and volunteers.“I am excited to hear the speakers talk about the RCLC’s journey through time, the progression it has made and what it might look like in the future,” Hajdu said. “This institution means so much to so many people, and I am eager to see the community come together to celebrate its achievements and, more importantly, the amazing people who are responsible for making the center such an incredible place.”Tags: 15th anniversary, Robinson Community Learning Center, Take Ten programlast_img read more

Has your credit union missed the cloud computing “boat”?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While talking with a credit union this week, I had a conversation about “cloud computing” with a CIO who had expressed continuing frustration with the speed at which (or lack thereof) that they were getting buy-in for investments in anything cloud related. Considering the majority of credit unions do not consider themselves early adopters of technology I normally wouldn’t express any concern. But hello! – The early part the cloud adoption phase is over, that ship has left the dock, the race has begun or whatever catchy phrase you want to apply – the key point is the paradigm has shifted. Cloud computing is here.Where?Everywhere from Amazon and Microsoft all the way to your corner grocer offering accounts you can store your recipes on and as a bonus they be paired timely coupons!Well, if that’s so true, then where is the hesitation coming from?Fear perhaps? – Highly unlikely. Credit union leaders are known to take bold steps to provide services to their members. So once the early adopter timeframe had passed the strategic shift should mainstream.Need for control? – Again, not buying it. Credit unions have been using the cloud for decades in a sense (at least those that were running their core via a “service bureau”. These systems were hosted elsewhere. Your data packets went “somewhere” outside your building to get to the host. I realize this is oversimplified but it could be reasoned that the service bureau model has evolved into today’s cloud model. continue reading »last_img read more

Vaccine developed against Ebola

first_img Tweet Share Around 1,200 people have died of Ebola virus infection since 1976Scientists have developed a vaccine that protects mice against a deadly form of the Ebola virus. First identified in 1976, Ebola kills more than 90% of the people it infects.The researchers say that this is the first Ebola vaccine to remain viable long-term and can therefore be successfully stockpiled.The results are reported in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. Ebola is transmitted via bodily fluids, and can become airborn. Sufferers experience nausea, vomiting, internal bleeding and organ failure before they die.Although few people contract Ebola each year, its effects are so swift and devastating that it is often feared that it could be used against humans in an act of terroism. All previously developed vaccines have relied on injecting intact, but crippled, viral particles into the body.Long-term storage tends to damage the virus, paralysing the vaccine’s effectiveness. The new vaccine contains a synthetic viral protein, which prompts the immune system to better recognise the Ebola virus, and is much more stable when stored long-term. The vaccine protects 80% of the mice injected with the deadly strain, and survives being “dried down and frozen,” said biotechnologist Charles Arntzen from Arizona State University who was involved in its development. He said the next step is to try the vaccine on a strain of Ebola that is closer to the one that infects humans. By Jennifer CarpenterScience reporter, BBC News 8 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share HealthLifestyle Vaccine developed against Ebola by: – December 6, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Haaland drums support for Dortmund boy wonder Moukoko

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Cars Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Woman The Whole Muslim World Is Proud Of Read Also: Joshua reveals why he visited Nigeria as a non-championBut it is likely to be Haaland and Sancho who hold the key to the team’s success next term, should both remain with Dortmund.Haaland added: “As a player, I want to win things, of course. If we improve compared to last year, we also have a great chance of holding something in our hands in the end.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Erling Haaland is backing teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko to break through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund as he warned Bundesliga opponents to be weary of the emerging talent. Norwegian striker Haaland turned 20 in July and has already established himself among the top marksmen in the German topflight. His 13 goals in 15 Bundesliga games since arriving in mid-season from Salzburg came amid a overall tally of 44 goals in 40 appearances, split between the two clubs. Cameroon-born striker Moukoko has played for Germany at under-16 level and has also appeared for Dortmund in the Under-19 Bundesliga and the UEFA Youth League.Haaland, quoted in the Westfalische Rundschau newspaper, suggested he would rather keep pressure off the prodigy.“But it’s hard when he’s that good,” Haaland said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 15-year-old that good.”Dortmund have stated their expectation that Jadon Sancho will stay at the club next season, amid strong interest from Manchester United.They are looking to build a side to challenge Bayern Munich, and the emergence of Moukoko in the coming seasons could be important. It means it will be Haaland to whom Dortmund look for their chief goal threat in the new campaign, but youngster Moukoko could also have a part to play. Moukoko is 15 and has been a revelation at youth level, while also training with the Dortmund first team. He is with the Dortmund squad this week at their training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, and will be eligible to play senior football when he turns 16 on November 20. Haaland said: “He’s a lot better than I was when I was 15. He trains at Borussia Dortmund and keeps up. I was in my home club, Bryne FK, when I was 15. You can’t compare that.” Advertisementlast_img read more

15th Hand-in-Hand cycling set for October 5 at National Park

first_imgCOMPETITIVE cycling will take centre stage on the inner circuit of the National Park next Saturday, October 5, when national cycling coach Hassan Mohamed stages the annual 11-race programme, exclusively sponsored by Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Companies.Guyana’s oldest insurance agency is sponsoring the event for the 15th consecutive year, and Mohamed is once again excited to have the company on board.The partnership was renewed yesterday morning when Mohamed received the sponsorship cheque from Marketing Coordinator Shafeena Juman at Hand-in-Hand’s Lot 1-4 Avenue of the Republic headquarters in Georgetown.“Sponsorship is very important to not just cycling, but sports in general, so it’s always good to have this kind of commitment from companies like Hand-in-Hand,” Mohamed, the long-serving cycling administrator, said.Hand-in-Hand has been a firm supporter of sports development in Guyana, and this collaboration with cycling is just another demonstration of that commitment.“The Hand-in-Hand Fire Insurance Company is happy to be able to sponsor this annual event for its 15th year and we anticipate that this year will be bigger and better. We will continue to remain committed to our youth’s development through sporting events, such as cycling, while fulfilling our corporate and social responsibility,” the company said in a statement.The event, which pedals off at 09:00hrs, will be headlined by the 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational race, with Michael Anthony of Linden looking to defend his title, having won last year’s event in a time of one hour, 19 minutes, 14.36s.Other winners from 2018 were Adelie Hodge (10-lap Juveniles), Ozia McAulay (Mountain Bikes), Jude Bentley (Veterans Under-50) and Jaheme Henry (12-14 Boys and Girls).As has been the case over the last 14 years, representatives of Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Companies will be on hand to witness the riders in action and later assist in the distribution of prizes.last_img read more

Moyne to face Sars in Intermediate Final

first_imgThurles Sarsfields beat St. Marys by 1-13 to 0-12 at Leahy Park, while in Templemore Moyne/Templetuohy enjoyed a 1-12 to 0-10 victory over Clonakenny.In the County Junior A Hurling Final at Leahy Park Skeheenarinky beat Nenagh Éire Óg by 1-13 to 1-09.In today’s other games; County Junior B Hurling Semi-Final Result: Boherlahan-Dualla  0-11  Killenaule  1-10 West Junior B Football Final in Golden: Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill  1-09  Galtee Rovers/St. Pecaun  0-07last_img