Senior graces Seventeen cover

first_imgLindsay Brown is living every girl’s dream. This week, Seventeen Magazine announced Brown as the winner of their “Pretty Amazing” contest and revealed the cover of this month’s issue, featuring a glamour shot of the Notre Dame senior. “It’s surreal. I can’t wrap my head around it,” Brown said. “Just thinking how many girls will see the story and the cover – they have 13 million readers, and that doesn’t even include follows on Facebook and Twitter and other social media platforms – it’s hard to grasp.” The “Pretty Amazing” contest honors a “real girl” who has done something exceptional, and Brown said she was recognized for her charity work. Brown said she has led cupcake bake sales for the organization She’s the First, which funds girls’ tuition in poor areas, and has started her own non-profit called the S.E.G.W.A.Y. Project, which uses soccer to empower girls abroad. “All the other finalists were so amazing in their own way … but I think my story shows you how you can take whatever your passion is or whatever your talent is and turn it around to help other people and continue it after college,” Brown said. Part of the $20,000 Brown received from winning the contest will go toward furthering her work, she said. “We’re helping fund Kibera Girls’ Soccer Academy’s soccer program [in Kenya] for the year,” Brown said. “Over Christmas break, our plan right now is to go coach a girls’ soccer clinic there for about a week.” Brown said the S.E.G.W.A.Y. project also sponsors girls’ soccer programs in Nepal and Cambodia, and Seventeen Magazine flew her from Cambodia to New York City this summer to participate in the photo shoot featured in this month’s issue. The rest of the money will go toward Brown’s tuition, she said. A former member of the Notre Dame women’s soccer team, Brown said she lost her full scholarship when she decided to stop playing for the team. “We’ve sent 50 girls to school with cupcake sales, and now it’s coming back around and helping me go to school,” she said. Another perk of winning the “Pretty Amazing” contest is the opportunity to give important speeches on behalf of Seventeen Magazine, Brown said. “October 11 is the United Nations’ Day of the Girl, so I’ll be speaking at various events there, and there’s a women’s empowerment project called 10×10 Documentary … and they’re working with the U.N. on this three-day event,” Brown said. “I’ll be working with them, and I’ll be in New York City presenting an award and giving a speech on my project.” Brown said she is excited that her achievements will publicize Notre Dame because they reflect the education she has received at the University. “I really don’t think this cupcake sale and campaign would have been as successful at another university because the Notre Dame community understands the value of helping others,” she said. “When I got to Notre Dame and saw the reality that girls still don’t go to school and it’s taboo for them to play soccer, I wasn’t ok with that. Notre Dame gave me the tools to do something about it and to change it.” Brown said she found out she won the contest Tuesday when her former teammates, who helped launch the She’s the First bake sales, and the leprechaun surprised her at her job at the Career Center. “It was cool because all of [my teammates] were with me at the beginning of this experience, and it was just insane seeing what it built up to,” she said. “To have them there [when I found out I won] was really special.” Brown said she looks forward to sharing the good news of her win with the girls she works with in Nepal. “I can’t wait to Skype with them and show them,” she said, “[but] the mail will take 3 weeks.”last_img read more

John Patrick Shanley & More Complete Vassar’s 2016 Powerhouse Theater Season

first_img View Comments Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning scribe John Patrick Shanley will join Vassar and New York Stage and Film’s 2016 Powerhouse Season of new works with his latest comedy The Portuguese Kid. He joins previously announced festival participants Santino Fontana, Josh Radnor, Michael Mayer and John Slattery. Academy Award nominee José Rivera, Alexa Junge and Joanna Murray-Smith will complete the roster.Shanley’s Vassar return with The Portuguese Kid will be part of the Readings Series, which will also feature Stephen Belber’s We Are Among Us, Jocelyn Bioh’s Nollywood Dreams, Dan LeFranc’s Rancho Viejo, Stephen Nathan’s The Ways of Necessity, and Tim Blake Nelson’s Socrates. Debra Messing, Jason Alexander, Andy Karl and Anna Camp participated in a reading of the play at Manhattan Theatre Club in March.A workshop of Rivera’s Another Word for Beauty with music and lyrics by Grammy winner Héctor Buitrago and direction by Steven Cosson will receive its East Coast premiere following an acclaimed world premiere engagement at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Set during a beauty pageant at Colombia’s notorious Buen Pastor prison, this new musical inspired by true stories is a soulful portrait of women who fight to transcend their dire circumstances.Two Inside Look workshops will include the new play Fingersmith by Alexa Junge, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel about a female pickpocket set in squalid and sexy Victorian England, with direction by Bill Rauch; and the return of Joanna Murray-Smith to Powerhouse, with her newest play Fury with direction by Mark Brokaw.The 32nd annual festival is scheduled to run from June 24 through July 31. John Patrick Shanley(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Would-Be New Mining Giant Is in Financial Peril

first_imgWould-Be New Mining Giant Is in Financial Peril FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Profits of Adani Enterprises – the company in Adani Group’s complex structure that owns the proposed Carmichael coalmine – have collapsed almost 50% year-on-year, according to a half-yearly report released this week which does not mention the mine.The results further show the company is in financial distress, according to Tim Buckley from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, who says they also reveal the company can’t walk away from the unviable Carmichael project without descending further into financial distress.The Carmichael coalmine, which would be the largest ever built in Australia, has struggled to find financing for either the mine itself or the associated infrastructure such as the rail line that would transport coal to an export terminal on the Great Barrier Reef.Every major Australian bank has said it will not be involved in the project, and the company has been seeking subsidised government finance from the Australian government and possibly also from China.“If they tried to exit the project now, they would either have to write it off or find someone willing to buy it,” said Buckley.If the project was written off or sold for significantly less than its current book value of US$1.15bn, the company would find it increasingly hard to finance its many other projects around the region, said Buckley.Currently, the Adani Enterprises Limited – which is the only publicly listed company in the Adani Group – has a book value of just under US$2.3bn. Meanwhile, its latest report shows its debt has risen by almost US$400m to US$3.83bn.Buckley said if Carmichael were written off or sold for very little, that would remove US$1.15bn from the company’s book value, leaving it with debt worth more than three times the value of the company itself.And without the Carmichael mine, the Abbot point coal terminal’s viability would be threatened, leaving an even bigger hole in the group’s finances, other work by Buckley has suggested.Buckley said the Carmichael mine isn’t specifically discussed in the half-yearly report, despite the project representing about half the company’s value.“It is very telling to us that the 16-page interim report makes absolutely no mention of Carmichael coal proposal, notwithstanding the Australian Adani Mining Pty Ltd management repeatedly claiming the group is just four months from reaching financial close of a much delayed, multi-billion dollar investment program,” Buckley wrote in a briefing note.He said the omission may simply be a way of the company avoiding advertising something that is “embarrassing and financially costly”.Meanwhile, the company reported remarkable achievements in its renewable energy business in India. Within three years, it has built the nation’s second-largest renewable energy business, Buckley said.More: Profits of Adani’s Carmichael mine company tumble, leaving it in financial perillast_img read more

Vehicles in Wilderness

first_imgA key element of the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act now making its way through Congress would allow motorized vehicles and equipment into wilderness areas, undermine 1964’s Wilderness Act which expressly bans motor vehicles on these last wild vestiges of untrammeled American land. Photo cred: ComstockDear EarthTalk: I understand there is an effort underway to allow all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorbikes, motorboats and other motorized vehicles into wilderness areas, which would overturn a long-standing ban. What’s behind this?— Harry Schilling, Tempe, AZA new bill making its way through Congress, the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act (H.R. 2834), aims to make federally managed public lands across millions of acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management property more accessible to hunters and anglers. And a key element of the bill calls for allowing motorized vehicles and equipment—as long as they are used for hunting or fishing—into these areas. Leading green groups are outraged because this would undermine 1964’s Wilderness Act which expressly bans motor vehicles on these last wild vestiges of untrammeled American land.According to the non-profit Wilderness Society, the motorized vehicles provision “would result in the destruction of the very wilderness values that millions of American hunters and anglers cherish.”“The practical effect could be to open all designated wilderness areas to all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorbikes, motorboats, chainsaws and other motorized vehicles and equipment…” warns Wilderness Society president William Meadows in a letter to Congress. He adds that buildings, towers and temporary roads could even be built in currently pristine stretches of wilderness if the proposed bill becomes law.But what’s most troubling to Meadows and others is language in the bill saying that “any requirements imposed by [the Wilderness Act] shall be implemented only insofar as they facilitate or enhance the original primary purpose or purposes for which the federal public lands or land unit was established and do not materially interfere with or hinder such purpose or purposes.” Meadows fears this could be construed to allow road building, timber cutting, mining, oil and gas drilling and other development in our remaining wilderness areas.Another beef environmentalists have with the bill is that it would exempt decisions made or actions taken with regard to hunting and fishing on federal lands from federal environmental review and public disclosure regulations established under 1969’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Wilderness Society reports that this part of H.R. 2834 would keep the public and concerned parties out of decisions to compromise the integrity of wilderness but also other types of protected lands.First introduced in the house last September by Michigan Republican Dan Benishek (with 45 bi-partisan co-sponsors), H.R. 2834 made it through the House Natural Resources Committee within three months and is poised for a full House vote later this spring. If it passes there, the Senate will take up a companion version, S. 2066, sponsored by Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin. Depending on how it plays out, the bill could be on the President’s desk by the summer.“Recreational fishing and hunting are important and vital recreational activities on our federal public lands,” concludes the Wilderness Society, “but the anti-Wilderness provisions of H.R. 2834 should not be allowed to become law.”CONTACTS: H.R. 2834, www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr2834; Wilderness Society, www.wilderness.org.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.last_img read more

Weekend Pick: Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races

first_imgThe month of March may very well blend the best of both worlds for boaters. High river levels leftover from all those wet winter days, plus warmer spring temperatures? Yes, please. Experience this ideal combo for yourself at the Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races in Garden City, Ala., on March 7 and 8.The Mulberry Races make up the second leg in the Alabama Cup Series. The Series, which features three races throughout the winter and spring, gives boaters of all levels the chance to compete in a safe and friendly atmosphere. For this segment, canoers and kayakers alike will gather at the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River for a weekend celebration of paddling skills, local rivers, and the paddling community at large.The races begin on Saturday morning with each of the three main events: Slalom, Downriver, and Boatercross. Sunday then focuses on Cruising and Novice Slalom competitions. The Slalom course includes sections of class II/III whitewater, through 25 gates and over about 100 yards. Over both days, paddlers and spectators can enjoy raffles, auctions, music, food, educational presentations, and an awards ceremony after the final race.Alabama CupAll competitors are required to wear PFDs and helmets, and to register with the Alabama Cup Racing Association before hitting the water. Entrance fees are only $3 per person per day, and camping just $5 per night!At such low prices and in great hands, Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races offers an amazing opportunity to sneak in some whitewater fun this weekend. Come join this gang of Southern boaters to enjoy this beautiful time of year on the river!last_img read more

What is ‘privacy by design’ and why does it matter?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data… The rapid expansion of online account usage has made us all a little more sensitive to potential data exposure. According to 2020 BAI research, 38% of consumers across all generations report that their biggest frustration with digital banking remains the fear of fraud and security concerns.Establishing proactive privacy practices will secure and protect your institutions’ and consumers’ digital data against outside threats, which will in turn strengthen consumer trust and loyalty.What is ‘Privacy by Design’?The ‘Privacy by Design’ framework has become a universally -recognized standard for protecting data. Following the methodology outlined in this approach will help to ensure your data remains as secure as possible, in a compliant, consumer-focused way.The proactive privacy and security methods identified in this framework include the following:center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Mink found to have coronavirus on two Dutch farms – ministry

first_imgTwo mink farms in the Netherlands have been put into quarantine after animals were found to be infected with the new coronavirus, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, urging people to report any other likely cases in the animals.The mink, which were tested after showing signs of having trouble breathing, were believed to have been infected by employees who had the virus, the ministry said in a statement.The possibility that they could further spread the virus to humans or other animals on the farms was “minimal”, the ministry said, citing advice from national health authorities. However movement of the ferret-like mammals and their manure was banned and the ministry said it was studying the outbreak carefully, including testing the air and soil. People were advised not to travel within 400 meters of the farms.They were the first reported cases in animals in the Netherlands of the disease, which has been found in some pets and zoo animals around the world after spreading among people.The towns where the farms are located, Germert-Bakel and Laarbeek, are both in the southern Noord Brabant province of the Netherlands which has seen the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak.The mink are bred for their fur, which is sold in China, Korea, Greece and Turkey. After pressure from animal rights activists, the Dutch government banned new mink farms in 2013 and said existing ones would have to close by 2024.The World Health Organization has said bats in China, where the new coronavirus emerged last year, were a likely reservoir of COVID-19 and that an intermediate animal host that is yet to be identified had then infected humans. Topics :last_img read more

Selling Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Manchester United would be ‘madness’, says Ray Parlour

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move from Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour has urged Arsenal to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and says selling the striker to anyone – not least Manchester United – would be ‘madness’.Gabon international Aubameyang has scored 41 goals in 65 league games for the Gunners since signing from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.The 30-year-old was one of Arsenal’s star players last season, helping the club reach the Europa League final and challenge for a top-four spot in the Premier League.Despite emerging as a key player under Unai Emery, Aubameyang has been heavily linked with a departure from the Emirates during the summer transfer window.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityMultiple clubs in China are reportedly interested in securing his signature, while Manchester United have also been linked with a shock move for the forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked about United’s apparent interest in Aubameyang, Parlour told talkSPORT: ‘It would be madness to let him [Aubameyang] go, but players have got all the power these days.‘Aubameyang and Lacazette were absolutely brilliant last season. It looks like they’ve got a really good relationship up front, you can see how they celebrate goals.‘I’d be amazed by that [if he signed for United], I really would. That would shock me. Selling Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Manchester United would be ‘madness’, says Ray Parlour Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Jun 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link920Shares Advertisement The forward enjoyed a fine season for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)‘That wouldn’t be good from an Arsenal supporters’ point of view – we all remember when Robin van Persie left to United and they ended up winning the league the following season.‘When I go to pre-season, I’m really hoping Aubameyang is on that plane.‘Goalscorers are so important. Good ones are hard to find and he’s really proven he is a top class goalscorer.‘You want to be adding to your squad, not trying to get rid of a few players!’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Commentlast_img read more

Australian golfing great Peter Senior sells Gold Coast mansion

first_imgFormer professional golfer Peter Senior has sold his Gold Coast home for $2.7 million. Picture Glenn HampsonONE of Australia’s all-time golfing greats Peter Senior has sold his Gold Coast mansion — complete with a putting green — in a multimillion-dollar deal.The property changed hands earlier this year for $2.7 million.Former professional golfer Peter Senior has sold his Hope Island home. Picture Glenn HampsonMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoSenior, who retired in 2016 after an illustrious four-decade career, listed his Hope Island waterfront home at $3.6 million in August, 2017.He bought the vacant block of land in the gated estate with wife June in 2009 before they built their dream house.Peter Senior has sold his Hope Island house.The end result included an array of luxury living areas, theatre, family room, pool, spa, barbecue pavilion, pontoon and putting green.Senior managed 34 tournament victories around the globe during his four-decade career.In all, he won $16.6 million in current Australian dollar values from golf.Professionals — Vertullo Real Estate agent Rob Casbolt handled the sale.Peter Senior has sold his Hope Island house.last_img read more

Swiss investor hunts for private equity manager via IPE Quest

first_imgA Swiss pension fund is seeking to allocate up to $10m (€8.9m) to private equity, according to a new search on IPE Quest.Search QN-2558 is for a $5m-$10m private equity mandate, either global or focused on Swiss companies. The unnamed investor wants a growth-oriented style manager, but not a fund-of-funds.The pension fund has not specified a minimum level of assets, but has stated that managers should have at track record of at least three years.Performance should be stated net of fees to 31 July 2019. The investor has expressed a preference for a bottom-up approach and an “evergreen” structure.The deadline for submissions is 20 August 2019 at 5pm UK time.Two other IPE Quest searches are still open for submissions, with deadlines this week.A “large” but otherwise unidentified Swiss pension fund is looking to allocate CHF200m (€89m), with potential for further growth, to global real estate equity via unlisted funds (search QN-2554, deadline 7 August).Another Swiss pension investor is on the hunt for an FX hedging mandate of around CHF1.5bn (search QN-2556, deadline 9 August).The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more