Saint Mary’s alumna to host seminar for middle school girls

first_imgSaint Mary’s alumna Molly Bell, class of 1997, will host the third annual Bloom Seminar, in which middle school-aged girls and their mothers will participate in two workshops — “Love Your Beauty” and “Confidence: A Journey” — to develop the girls’ confidence and self-esteem. The Bloom Seminar will run July 10 in conjunction with the fine arts and sports camps at the College this summer.According to Bell, the idea for the seminar stemmed from her role in advertising. She said she knew young women could be affected by the media, and when she had a daughter, she felt compelled to do something to help young girls during a critical time in their growth.“‘Love Your Beauty’ is really talking about, ‘Is beauty what you see on the outside or is beauty from the inside?’” she said. “Even though everything around them is inundating them and telling them that outer beauty is where they’re supposed to put the most emphasis, and that’s what defines them, when you really step back and think about the women that you love in your life and the women you look up to, the things that really matter come down to your inner beauty.”Bell said this workshop focuses on educating young girls about issues surrounding female beauty, such as objectification, while “Confidence: A Journey” focuses more on confidence in a more realistic sense.“Confident isn’t something we just decide we’re going to be,” Bell said. “It’s actually a state of being that is in flux. With girls, we always tell them, ‘We want you to be empowered and we want you to be confident,’ but for a lot of young girls, it feels daunting.”According the Bell, this workshop will show girls that confidence comes from bravery.“We gain confidence by fear and overcoming fear,” she said. “When something tragic happens in our lives, the confidence comes from getting back up. That confidence is not just this pretty, white thing that grows on a tree and you grab it. It’s actually kind of dirty. We have to go through pain and hardship to get to confidence.“Confident women are usually women that have a story.”In 2013, Saint Mary’s published “The Status of Girls in Indiana,” the first comprehensive study on the health and well-being of girls done in Indiana.“Saint Mary’s was really feeling strongly that they wanted to respond to some of these statistics, one of which that high school girls seem that they have more of an incidence of depression and they feel this pressure for perfection,” she said. “By doing that report, [the College] sent the message that [it is a] part of Indiana and part of wanting to make sure women’s health is addressed as a whole.“Not only just the women that are students but for young women in their state. My program also speaks to that — that Saint Mary’s is invested in young women and women’s health.”The seminar is targeted at girls in fifth through seventh grade because they are on the verge of puberty and are trying to find who they are, Bell said.“They’re trying to assert themselves and to find their place in the world,” Bell said. “I felt it was important to meet with them and to have an experience with them almost when they’re on the cusp of [puberty] and before they hit it because I think they’re still rooted in their moms, and their mom has been through that. I wanted to have an experience where mom and daughter could maybe talk about some issues before they’re in the throes of it.”Bell said the focus of the mother-daughter relationship throughout the seminar serves to empower both mother and daughter to work through some of the self-esteem issues faced by young girls.“As much as we don’t think we need [mothers] when we’re in middle school, your mom is your biggest advocate whether you like it or not,” she said. “To have a powerful experience with your mom in a day where you’re just focusing on each other, that is something that you can tap into in those moments when you feel like your whole world is coming down. To have both of you on the same page and holding hands through it, it helps in those times when you want to push your mom away.”Bell said she hopes her seminar helps girls create conversations about issues regarding confidence and self-esteem.“First and foremost, I hope they have a fun, empowering day together,” she said. “Hopefully, they can take just one thing away from that day and go forth and either share it with each other or share it with others. I don’t think you can solve all these problems and find answers to them in one day, but my hope is that it gives them some tools that as they leave the seminar, they feel like it continues.”Tags: Bloom Seminar, saint mary’s, The Status of Girls in Indianalast_img read more

An American in Paris’ Max von Essen Is Broadway.com’s Next Vlogger

first_img An American in Paris He’s the man we love! An American in Paris standout Max von Essen is grabbing a camera as Broadway.com’s latest vlogger. Look out for the new series ‘S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen.Von Essen will show us around backstage at the Palace Theatre. Expect appearances from his many talented co-stars, including Broadway newcomers Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, Brandon Uranowitz, Jill Paice and the crepe-obsessed Veanne Cox.Prior to living his song-and-dance dreams as Henri Baurel in An American in Paris, von Essen appeared on Broadway in Evita, Les Miserables, Dance of the Vampires and Jesus Christ Superstar. He can be seen on screen in Boardwalk Empire and The Good Wife.‘S Wonderful begins on April 28 and will run every Tuesday for eight weeks. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 Related Showslast_img read more

2007 Garden Packet

first_imgHere is the 32nd annual spring Garden Packet from the Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Written by 14 CAES faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students, these 26 features are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable gardening information they want. Your UGA Cooperative Extension county agent (just call 1-800-ASK-UGA1) can help you localize these features. The stories are available on the Georgia FACES Web site at georgiafaces.com.The 2007 Garden Packet stories are: 1 Organic garden? Take balanced approach Kristen Plank 2 Beginner’s guide to vegetable garden Jamie Hamblin 3 Avoid feast for insects in garden Stephanie Schupska 4 Five quick steps to controlling insects in garden Schupska 5 Southern peas: longtime tradition in South George Boyhan 6 Pick a peck of pickles from garden this year Dan Rahn 7 Great gardens can come in small spaces Terry Kelley 8 Prevention key to garden disease control Brad Haire 9 Start trellising when plants start growing Kelley10 Soil testing can prevent garden problems Kelley11 Gardeners’ needs set insect-control choices Alton Sparks12 Home pecans as much an art as a science Lenny Wells13 Backyard berries easier to grow than you think Schupska14 Keep your garden ‘contained’ and versatile Plank15 With care, orchids provide years of beauty Hamblin16 Elephant ears add tropical appeal to yard Bodie Pennisi17 Thorny pyracanthas ablaze with berries in winter Rahn18 Georgia Gold Medal plants winners in landscape Rahn19 Swamp hibiscus a winner around water garden Pennisi20 Striking flowers make Firespike landscape winner Pennisi21 Madison takes Confederate jasmine north Gary Wade22 Yellow azalea: ‘Admiral Semmes’ clearly a winner Wade23 Fast-growing, pest-free Green Giant draws acclaim Wade24 Protect pantry from Indian meal moths Aubree Roche25 Laying dormant sod is risky business Sharon Omahen26 New ‘Gardening in Georgia’ shows on GPB Faith PeppersHere are all of the annual UGA garden packet articles for thepast six years:2007 Garden Packet Articles2006 Garden Packet Articles2005 Garden Packet Articles2004 Garden Packet Articles 2003 Garden Packet Articles 2002 Garden Packet Articles(Dan Rahn is the principal editor of the annual gardenpacket and a news editor with the University of Georgia Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Volume XXXIINumber 1Page ilast_img read more

Calum Chambers reveals what Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players in dressing room before Everton match

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Dec 2019 2:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Calum Chambers reveals what Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players in dressing room before Everton match Advertisement Chambers played a central role as Arsenal recorded a clean sheet (Picture: Getty)‘Everyone can be proud of their performance. Still there’s things we can work on but it’s good start for us.’On the clean sheet, he added: ‘This is important for us [the defence] it’s been something we’ve been working hard on. I’m pleased to get a clean sheet today.‘I’d like to think so it’s a promising group we got to work hard, build on this performance, work on the training ground and keep going.’MORE: Mikel Arteta’s stern message to Per Mertesacker and Arsenal coaches after appointmentMORE: Jose Mourinho aims subtle swipe at Arsenal over Mikel Arteta appointmentMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Ljungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases ArtetaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:35FullscreenLjungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases Artetahttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-reflects-arsenals-0-0-draw-everton-teases-arteta-2075034/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal recorded only their third clean sheet in the Premier League this season and Chambers – who was named Man of the Match – was happy with how the Gunners performed.He continued: ‘A clean sheet away from home at a place like this is never easy. I think we put in a great shift today. It was a young team out there and everyone put in 100% effort. Arteta was in the stands to watch his side claim a point at Goodison Park (Picture: Getty)Arsenal mustered just two shots on target but Arteta had tried to fire them up pre-match, with defender Calum Chambers revealing that he gave a speech prior to kick off.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about Arteta’s dressing room visit, and what he said, Chambers told BT Sport: ‘He just wants us to be brave, take responsibility and work hard for each other. Those were the messages from him.‘I feel we did that today and now there is more, there is a lot more, we can work on, his philosophy and the things he wants to bring to the team. I’m sure we’ll be working on that this week.’ Advertisement The new Gunners boss went into the dressing room prior to kick-off (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta visited the away dressing room prior to Saturday’s goalless draw with Everton and issued a rallying cry to his players.The Spaniard, who is taking his first steps in management, was officially appointed as the permanent successor to Unai Emery on Friday, though interim boss Freddie Ljungberg took charge of the team one last time at Goodison Park.Everton themselves announced Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment shortly before the game, with both new bosses in the stands to watch what turned out to be a very dull 0-0 contest.last_img read more

Premier League TV schedule: Fixtures on BBC, Sky, BT Sport and Amazon

first_imgAdvertisement The Premier League returns on June 17 (Credits: EPA)The Premier League is now less than two weeks away from a return and the provisional fixtures for the first three rounds of matches have been released.We knew that things would get back underway on June 17 as Aston Villa host Sheffield United and Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad.We now know that there will be a huge clash between Tottenham and Manchester United in north London just two days later on Friday night.The TV details are now confirmed up until July 2 and the first live game on the BBC will be Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace at 7.45pm on Saturday June 20.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAmazon don’t get their first live game until Monday June 29 when Crystal Palace host Burnley. Advertisement Comment All matches will be played behind closed doors and broadcast on TV, with the top-flight clubs agreeing to the use of neutral venues if necessary.MORE: Premier League restart: Provisional fixtures revealed for Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and ArsenalMORE: How Timo Werner stats compare to Chelsea’s current forwards this seasonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Jun 2020 8:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Premier League TV schedule: Fixtures on BBC, Sky, BT Sport and Amazon Premier League provisional fixtures and TV schedule Wednesday, June 17Aston Villa v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Manchester City v Arsenal 8pm (Sky)Friday, June 19Norwich v Southampton 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v Manchester United 8pm (Sky)Saturday, June 20Watford v Leicester 12.30pm (BT)Brighton v Arsenal 3pm (BT)West Ham v Wolves 5.30pm (Sky)Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm (BBC)Sunday, June 21Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm (Sky)Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.30pm (Sky)Everton v Liverpool 7pm (Sky)Monday, June 22Manchester City v Burnley 8pm (Sky)Tuesday, June 23Southampton v Arsenal 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v West Ham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, June 24Manchester United v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Newcastle v Aston Villa 6pm (Sky)Norwich v Everton 6pm (BBC)Liverpool v Crystal Palace 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, June 25Burnley v Watford 6pm (Sky)Leicester v Brighton 6pm (Sky)Chelsea v Manchester City 8.15pm (BT)Wolves v Bournemouth 8.15pm (BT)Saturday, June 27FA Cup QF: Sheffield United v Arsenal 5pm (BT)FA CUP QF: Norwich v Manchester United 8.15pm (BBC)Sunday, June 28Aston Villa v Wolves 12pm (BT)FA Cup QF: Leicester v Chelsea 2.30pm (BT)Watford v Southampton 4.30pm (Sky)FA Cup QF: Newcastle v Manchester City 6pm (BT)Monday June, 29Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm (Amazon)Tuesday June, 30Brighton v Manchester United 6pm (Sky)Sheffield United v Tottenham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, July 1Bournemouth v Newcastle 6pm (Sky)Everton v Leicester 6pm (Sky)West Ham v Chelsea 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, July 2Arsenal v Norwich 6pm (BT)Manchester City v Liverpool 8.15pm (Sky)last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Senator J. Barry Stout and Former Representative Robert “Bob” Belfanti

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Senator J. Barry Stout and Former Representative Robert “Bob” Belfanti October 31, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags to fly at half-staff on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Washington County to honor former Senator J. Barry Stout and at all commonwealth facilities in Northumberland County to honor former Representative Robert “Bob” Belfanti.Former Senator J. Barry Stout, 79, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. He represented the 46th Senatorial District from 1977 to 2010 in the Pennsylvania Senate. Prior to being a member of the Senate, he represented the 48th Legislative District from 1971-1976 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.Former Representative Robert “Bob” Belfanti, 68, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. He represented the 107th Legislative District from 1979 to 2010 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.Flags shall remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, November 4, 2016.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Are Kenyan men the most faithful in Africa? Research says they…

first_imgAccording to the report titled State Of The World’s Fathers produced by MenCare, African men are among the most likely in the world to father children with more than one woman.Kenyan men are the least likely to have children with more than one woman, Kenya is over-taken by countries like Uganda and Nigeria, whose men Kenyan women prefer for their trust and care, as well as Ethiopia to emerge bottom on the list of countries in Africa with a high number of promiscuous men out of the 25 African countries surveyed.The report also looks at the role of fathers as caregivers. Although men might want to be more involved in raising children and in domestic tasks, there is often a lot of resistance and stigma, the 2015 reports says.Most African countries have some form of official paternity leave, where Kenya is one of Africa’s best on this front, mandating two weeks of paid paternity leave.In 29 countries in Africa, it is just 1-6 days. Tunisia gives one day paternity leave, South Africa and Tanzania give three days, while Ethiopia gives five days of unpaid leave “in the event of exceptional or serious events.”This is the first time a global status report on fatherhood has been published. The State of the World’s Mothers has been published since 1999 and State of the World’s Children has been published since 1996.last_img read more

June 10, 2017 Police Blotter

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Ronaldo is going nowhere, says Juve Director

first_imgJuventus sporting director, Fabio Paratici, strongly believes Cristiano Ronaldo will line up with them next season. It’s been suggested Ronaldo will seek a move away this summer after losing confidence in their Champions League prospects. But Paratici declared last night: “Cristiano is super convinced to stay. He is very well with us.”Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired ForTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDoors Opening, Strange Noises Coming From The Attiс: Who’s There?The Best Cars Of All TimeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Loading… center_img read also:Ronaldo waves off Serie A, Europe records for Juventus win On Paulo Dybala, he added: We are talking about Paulo frequently with his entourage. We are on the same line of finding the best solution for the renewal. “Paulo must stay with us, he is a very important player and he can still give a lot at Juve in the coming years.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Lady Trojans Get Hat Trick Against Lady Knights

first_imgEC Volleyball traveled to South Dearborn last night. All three teams won in straight sets to open conference play 1-0.  Varsity won with the scores of 25-21, 25-8, & 25-15.   EC at South Dearborn 8-23-19After a very slow start, the girls stepped it up from behind the service line and began executing. We have spent a lot of time on serving precisely in practice and once they started pushing with their serve, everything else fell into place. Junior Allison Huismann led the charge with 95% serving and a team, season, and career high, 8 aces.  ‘I was impressed with the way they rebounded from a slow start. They could have went through the motions knowing they didn’t play well in the first set, but still managed to squeak by with a win. But they didn’t and instead pushed themselves and each other to be better.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker. Also, props to South Dearborn on major improvement in one season. They were a completely different team and are definitely on the right path. Coach Rose is doing a great job helping turn the program around and it showed last night.  Varsity is now 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in the EIAC.     Next up: Southport on Saturday.   Thursday night, ECVB JV defeated South Dearborn 25-13 and 25-23. The victory over the Madi Knights has now made the Lady Trojans 2-0 on the season.  ‘At the JV level, there are many adjustments teams must make due to some players being swing players to Varsity. As for Thursday night that was the case for ECVB JV. I was impressed by our play Thursday for majority of the girls are only freshmen and they made the needed adjustment to pull of a solid win. We were very aggressive behind the serving line and at the net and I feel that is what pulled us away at times. South Dearborn pushed the girls out of their comfort zone for when SD began to creep back in the girls had to keep battling to finish both sets. Still many areas for growth, but that comes with play and experience.’ Trojans Coach Josefa Andres.Next up, Southport tourney. ECVB Freshmen defeated South Dearborn in two sets with the scores of 25-15 and 25-16. This was the first match for this Freshmen group and they played very well together. All the girls had the opportunity to prove themselves for some of them played in both the Freshmen and JV matches. They are a very outgoing group of girls who push ahead of any competitor when they remember the importance of communication and how well they do when they focus on the little things.ECVB Freshmen are now 1-0.last_img read more