Students inspire women through online forum

first_imgSeveral women at Saint Mary’s have embraced their unique role as women’s college students in spreading the word about women empowerment worldwide by contributing to the Smart Girls Group (SGG). Sophomore Victoria Wilbraham, who serves as SGG’s vice president and director of communications, said the group is an online community designed to connect, inspire and empower girls on an international level through writings in a daily blog, The Loop, and a monthly magazine, The Smart Girls Guide.   “Our motto, ‘Be Smart, Share Smarts,’ encourages girls to share their passions with others,” she said.  “We do this through The Loop and The Smart Girls Guide, both of which are fully run by high school and college girls.” Wilbraham said SGG currently involves 110 girls from 15 colleges and seven different countries in its online empowerment work, but the organization is looking to expand at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and beyond. “We will be launching a campus program in January,” she said. “The Campus Smart Girls will be a place where girls from different colleges around the country can come and share what is going on at their school.” Senior Monica Murphy began writing a monthly column for the online magazine, titled “Dear Smart Girl,” after Wilbraham and SGG founder Emily Raleigh, two of her close friends, shared their passion and vision for SGG and its global mission with her. “I quickly came on board and currently write inspirational columns for the magazine,” Murphy said. “I want girls to embrace all that they were created to be and to understand that they are invaluable.” Freshman Keeley Frost, who heads the Saint Mary’s Campus Program blog and will be featured on the cover of the magazine’s November issue, said the blog covers happenings at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and South Bend. Frost said becoming involved with SGG and its emphasis on confidence, strength, courage and power helped her learn about herself as well as the ability of young women to empower each other. “Girls have great potential to serve the world and make a difference in the lives of all other women around us,” she said. “By joining the Smart Girls Group, I realize the confidence I have in my life and how I can use it to inspire others. The SGG’s online media offerings serve to inform members of the Saint Mary’s community who may not know about the organization or its mission, Frost said, and all Belles are invited to help strengthen the College’s involvement in the SGG community.    “The magazine comes out monthly with amazing articles written by other Smart Girls, so this campus chapter is a great way to get the word out about SGG to the Saint Mary’s community,” Frost said.  “I am so excited for it to develop into something extraordinary.” Murphy said she is proud to be involved with an organization that strives to promote the power of women. “It is a true blessing to be a part of a ministry offering hope and light,” she said.  “Join us on this incredibly journey as we transform the minds and lives of girls across the world.” As part of the group’s involvement guarantee, Wilbraham said all girls interested in becoming part of SGG are welcome to do so and can contact her at [email protected] for more information. Contact Maddie Daly at [email protected]last_img read more

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Police Games: Force Headquarters lead as athletics events take centre stage

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available The track and field events of the 12th Nigerian Police Games on Friday saw a good number of medals being shared by athletes from the participating zones. But athletes from Force Headquarters took the centre stage with several triumphs. Queensley Asedo of Zone 5 won gold in the 10km Walk Race for women in 55 mins 46 secs. Seyi Shofeson from Zone 2 won silver with 68.09 and Josephine Clement of Zone 3 got bronze. In the male 10km, Lawrence Oluwaseyi from Force Headquarters returned after 50.55 to win gold, while Kazeem Adeyemi representing Lagos finished after 53.24 for silver. Alade Felix of Force Headquarters ended the race in 53.27 to win the bronze medal. Force Headquarters won the gold medal in 5000m women through Helen Mamman in 20.32 mins, while Mary Joseph of Zone 3 won the silver after finishing in 22.58. Dorcas Ambo, also of Force Headquarters, won the bronze medal in 23.26. Women’s shot put was also won by Zone 2’s Uju Anonefo after throwing over 13.65m, while Patricia Uzugebu of Zone 7 won silver with 11.86 metres. Nkiruka Onuejizu from Zone 6 won the gold in 100m women with 12.25, while Thomas Goodness and Okonkwo, both from Force Headquarters, won silver and bronze with 12.71 and 12.76 respectively. In the men’s 100m, Akintola Alaba from Force Headquarters clinched the gold. The silver and bronze medals were won by Zone 11 after Areola Efunsile and Akomolafe finished in 10.98 and 11.06 respectively. Force Headquarters, Zone 2 and Zone 11 won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the 4x100m mixed relay with 46.6, 47.09 and 52.34 respectively. Linda Friday won the 200m gold for Zone 7 in 24.70, while Nkiruka Onuejizu secured silver for Zone 6 with 24.71 and Goodness Thomas of Force Headquarters the bronze with 25.65. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that all track and field events were scheduled to end on Friday.Tags: Lawrence OluwaseyilNigeria Police GamesPatricia UzuegbuQueensley Asedolast_img read more

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“Into the Storm” playing at Wellington Regent Theater

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Into the Storm.” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Sneak Peak tonight!: Middle School Special Screening is Saturday at 9:15 p.m. Wear your Knights t-shirt and get in for only $6!Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 29 minutes.Movie Synopsis: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme. (C) Warner BrosRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 20%. Audience review: 50% approval. Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Next weekend:The Giver.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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“Everything was agreed between Celta and Smolov; the club helped with the flight”

first_imgWhen on April 5 the news broke that the battering ram was in the Russian capital, Celta indicated that he was going to fine Smolov by applying “the internal regime” for having traveled without authorization, a permit that the celestial club had to grant The league. That same day the footballer spoke from Moscow, claiming “to be very grateful to Celta for his support and clarifying that” at all times I informed the club of my steps. “ Waiting for that Fedor Smolov return to Vigo, since Russia they deny the version of the Celtic on the go without the striker’s permission to his country. In an interview published by Sport express, the Russian journalist Nobel Arustamyan He claims that the Vigo club gave the green light for the point to break the confinement and even collaborated to fly it in a private plane to Moscow.“Celta could not speak otherwise in public: the Galicians had to show solidarity with other Spanish teams. I had to say like they said, criticize the attacker“, explains Arustamyan, before revealing that there is a pact between the Celtic leaders and the soccer player:”Smolov did not escape, the club learned of his departure and helped with the flight. Celta reacted appropriately to this. Officially, everyone can say anything, but internally everything was agreed“ Smolov, 30, alluded to “personal issues” to leave Vigo temporarily. Days after arriving in Russia, his fiancée Maria Yumasheva, granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, celebrated her eighteenth birthday.TransferArustamyan and Smolov know each other. During this period of confinement, the journalist organized a meeting on social media with the footballer Alexander Kokorin and one of the guests in that live talk was the Celta player.His country’s press has speculated in recent weeks about the possibility of Kokorin and Smolov playing together next season at Lokomotiv Moscow. Arustamyan dismisses it and points out that at A Sede they want to take ownership of the battering ram, transferred by the Lokomotiv until June 30: “It has good prospects of staying in Spain. Celta continues with the dialogue to buy it. This conversation is real between the heads of the clubs, in Vigo they are interested in keeping Fedor “.The Russian international loan does not include a purchase option. Since his arrival in LaLiga, Smolov has become the undisputed starter for Óscar García. He has scored a goal, against Real Madrid, in the six games he has played as a light blue.last_img read more

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