Alternative Breaks now accepting applications

first_img Published: Nov. 5, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail By the Volunteer Resource CenterHave you heard about Alternative Breaks? It’s an organization at CU-Boulder committed to creating an environment of active citizens, who put their community first. The program, which is part of the Volunteer Resource Center, sends students, faculty, staff and alumni on service-learning trips into various communities across the nation and internationally to focus on social and environmental justice issues. Many participants say it was one of their most memorable experiences because it had a profound and lasting effect. We would like to include you in this amazing experience.Alternative Breaks is centered around education, service and reflection. This is where you come in. To achieve the goal of active citizenship, we hope you will join us in educating ourselves on different issues, volunteering in communities to help alleviate those issues, and reflecting on the whole experience to learn how we can continue to be active citizens every day.  Applications for Winter Break 2014, Spring Break 2014 and Summer Break 2014 trips are now posted, and are accepted on a rolling basis with suggested deadlines.  Applicants may choose their three top preferences for trips, and should review the entire list to determine which social or environmental issue they are most interested in addressing.After applying, participants will be interviewed and assigned to one of their top trip choices. Once in their groups, participants will prepare for their trips through leadership training during the spring semester, unless participating in the Winter Break trip. We hope that participants will return from their Alternative Break and use the knowledge gained during the trip to positively affect their own communities.Winter Break 2014: Jan. 3 – 10 Understanding Fracking in Colorado (Western Slope & Weld County, Colorado)Spring Break 2014: March 22 – 29 Out of the Storm: Restoring Estes Park in the Aftermath of the Flood (Estes Park, Colorado) Bridging the Gap: HIV/AIDS and Youth Empowerment (Los Angeles) Where the Wild Things Are: Wildlife Rehabilitation in Coastal Carolina (Hubert, North Carolina) Open Your Eyes: Exploring Homelessness, Urban Poverty & Social Justice (Cincinnati) The Perfect Storm: Rebuilding Community Eight Years Post-Katrina (New Orleans) Science in the Sequoias: Educating Youth in Boulder Creek (Boulder Creek, California) Preventing the Destruction of America’s Most Beautiful Destination: Environmental Conservation in Catalina Island, CA (Catalina Island, California) Clownin’ Around: Bringing Fun, Friendship, and Joy Back into Healthcare (Hillboro, West Virginia) Beyond the Wall: Education on the Border & Personalizing the Impact (Tucson, Arizona)Summer Break 2014: May 14 – 28 Construir por la Futura: Urban & Rural Community Development in NicaraguaThe Alternative Breaks team looks forward to meeting everyone who is dedicated to making our world a better place through strong, direct service.  Any questions or concerns can be directed toward the Alternative Breaks staff through email: [email protected], phone: 303-492-7632, or by stopping by the Volunteer Resource Center office in UMC 358 on campus.last_img read more

Spectators urged to get tickets early for World T20

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Persons interested in watching live games at the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 competition in the Caribbean are being urged to purchase their tickets early or face the possibility of missing out. That caution has come from Head Of Commercial, Nelecia Yeates, who said she expected tickets to go quickly ahead of the tournament’s November 9 start date.With tickets to be sold over the counter beginning on Monday, October 15, Yeates advised cricket lovers, especially those in St Lucia, Guyana and Antigua where the matches will be played, to get their tickets early.“Your tickets are right at your fingertips. We urge everyone to get online or get in line and collect those tickets. Momentum is building with the announcement of the list of players and excitement is building as we prepare to announce the list of acts and artistes for our shows and entertainment packages,” Yeates said. “This won’t be your regular, ordinary event. This will be a show with women’s cricket being the centre of attention. So don’t delay, get those tickets today. Everyone has caught onto the ‘Watch This’ campaign, you are seeing it and feeling it everywhere.”The artistes include Patrice Roberts of Trinidad and Shenseea of Jamaica, who are the voices behind the catchy ‘Watch This’ tournament song.Yeates also revealed the tune has been remixed in zouk and chutney to attract a wider cross-section of listeners and fans, especially those in Guyana and St Lucia. All 23 matches will be broadcast live as reigning world champions the West Indies look to defend their title on home soil. A return to the much-loved traditional cricket atmosphere of the West Indies is at the heart of the event, combining world-class cricket with music, entertainment and culture.The Women’s World T20 will run from November 9 to 24 and will feature 10 of the world’s best teams.last_img read more

Merfeld wins classic battle at Dubuque

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (July 17) – The IMCA Weekly Racing Series action at the Dubuque County Fair­grounds Speedway on Sunday night included a fantastic Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature that saw two Dubuque drivers battle for the entire 25 laps.Luke Merfeld and Joel Callahan delighted the fans with plenty of wheel-to-wheel action and slide jobs were a big part of the tight racing. When the checkered flag flew it was Merfeld scoring the win and the $300 bonus money from sponsors, Pro Care Auto of Dubuque and Associated Real Estate Counselors of Preston. Callahan settled for second with Luke Goedert taking third.The Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modifieds also put on a hotly contested race with Matt Gansen getting to the checkers with less than a half car length win. Mark Schulte raced Gansen very hard but came up just short at the finish line.Tyler Soppe scored his 19th feature win of the 2016 season by topping the GSI Collision Special­ists IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Troy Bauer got into second with five laps to go but was unable to get by Soppe as the laps ran out.Jerry Miles returned to victory lane on Sunday night with a feature win in the 15 lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.last_img read more

2014 X-Blades National Touch League

first_imgFollowing months of intense preparation, Australia’s best Touch Footballers will converge on the C.ex Coffs International Stadium in Coffs Harbour this week to compete in the 2014 Touch Football Australia X-Blades National Touch League (NTL) and Elite Eight Series. The event will feature 117 teams spanning the breadth of the country across 12 divisions, all striving for national championships honours; commencing on Wednesday, 12 March through to finals day on Saturday, 15 March. The Elite Eight Series, which was first played in 2011 and is now in its third installment, will feature the best-of-the-best Men’s and Women’s players in Australia.  The Elite Eight Series will feature eight teams in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions vying for respective national titles: four teams from New South Wales (reigning Men’s champions, Country Mavericks, reigning Women’s champions, Mets, Scorpions and Rebels); three from Queensland (South Stingrays, Country Outlaws and Chiefs); and one from the rest of Australia (the Alliance).The NTL, which is conducted in parallel to the Elite Eight Series, returns again to its original home, Coffs Harbour. Prior to last year, Coffs Harbour previously hosted the event from its inception in 1997 through to 2008, with the venue set to also host the 2014 and 2015 NTL events, as well as the 2015 Federation of International Touch World Cup in April/May next year. Teams from seven states in Australia as well as seven international teams, from Japan (four teams) and Papua New Guinea (three teams), will compete in the NTL event.  Approximately 2,000 participants will take part in the event, with divisions ranging from T League (teams with a combination of up to 10 under 20’s players and six over 20’s players) through to Men’s 55’s.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following MediaFacebook – – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – YouTube – Links2014 X-Blades NTLlast_img read more

2017 Masters Trans Tasman Team Announcment

first_imgRefereesJohn Frost (NSW, Nelson Bay Touch Association)Renee Flach (QLD, Townsville Castle Hill Touch Association)Scott Marsh (QLD, Townsville Castle Hill Touch Association)Barry McNamara (NSW, Wollongong Touch Association)Bill Slade (NSW, Hornsby Touch Association)Brad Smith (QLD, Ipswich Touch Association)Coach – Chris Dolahenty Men’s 40’sChris Benfield (NSW, Penrith Touch Association)Tony Eltakchi (NSW, Western Suburbs Touch Association)Adam Fahim (NSW, Parramatta District Touch Association)Wayne Gleeson (NSW, Port Macquarie Touch Association)Lars Hanson (NSW, Hornsby Touch Association)Philip Jarrett (NSW, Penrith Touch Association)Craig Madders (QLD, Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA))Corey McLeod (NSW, Penrith Touch Association)Brad Mitchell (NSW, Hills District Touch Association)Troy Morgan (QLD, Sunshine Coast Fraser & Burnett Districts Touch Association)Gerard O’Keeffe (QLD, Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA))Jason Scharenguivel (NSW, Parramatta District Touch Association)Gavin Shuker (QLD, Rockhampton Touch Association)Dean Taylor (ACT, Touch Football ACT)Coach – Peter VincentAssistant Coach – Jassy BhullarManager – Lyle Barnwell Men’s 50’sAmir Ayoub (NSW, Western Suburbs Touch Football Association)Shane Beale (QLD, Mackay Touch Association)Scott Collins (NSW, Manly Warringah Touch Association)Robin Day (SA, Adelaide University Touch Association)Derek Duguid (NSW, Penrith Touch Association)Brett GillardAdrian  Harrington (QLD, South Queensland Sharks)Mark Hearnden (NSW, Taren Point Touch Association)David Kafoa (QLD, South Queensland Sharks)Ron Keleher (QLD, Caboolture Touch Association)Tim Kitchingham (NSW, Penrith Touch Association)David McDonald (NSW, Penrith Touch Association)John Samin ( ACT, Touch Football ACT)Stephen Womersley (QLD, Coomera Comets Touch Association)Coach – Mick McCallAssistant Coach – Joe SchweitzerManager – Dave Amos Touch Football Australia (TFA) would like to congratulate the following players, coaches and referees who have been selected to represent Australia at the 2017 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series held at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana QLD from Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September.Women’s 27’sElisabeth Clarence (NSW, Western Suburbs Touch Association)Bo De la Cruz (NSW, Western Suburbs Touch Association)Melinda Dennis (NSW, Canterbury Touch Association)Michelle Evans (QLD, Palm Beach Touch Association)Kristy Giteau (ACT, ACT Touch Association)Kelly Goodwin (NSW, Western Suburbs Touch AssociationBelinda Hammett (QLD, Palm Beach Touch Association)Kelly Kennedy (QLD, Townsville Castle Hill Touch Association)Melissa McCall (NSW, Wollongong Touch Association)Mary McLean (QLD, Coolum Touch Association)Rebecca Oliver (TAS, Southern Touch Association)Amanda Skwarko (NSW, Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Nikki Stanley (ACT, Touch Football ACT)Carly Walsh (NSW, Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Coach – Danny GoodwinAssistant Coach – Mick GrayManager – Deirdre Morrow Men’s 30’sWillie Bishop (NSW, Hornsby Touch Association)Graeme Clancy  (QLD, Palm Beach Touch Association)Khanui Cox (QLD, Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA))Tom Eyles (QLD, Caboolture Touch Association)James Harrington (QLD, Palm Beach Touch Association)Aaron Jones (QLD, Palm Beach Touch Association)Nathan Jones (QLD, Palm Beach Touch Association)Trevor Moran (QLD, Rockhampton Touch Association)Scott Prince (QLD, Palm Beach Touch Association)Tommy Quinlivan (QLD, Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA)Sebe Rey (QLD, Caboolture Touch Association)Garry Sonda (NSW, Western Suburbs Touch Association)Steven Takchi (NSW, Western Suburbs Touch Association)David Zanette (QLD, Bundaberg Touch Association)Coach – John SinghAssistant Coach – Jason MartinManager – Mick McGrathlast_img read more

a month agoBournemouth boss Eddie Howe: We face West Ham in best form

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: We face West Ham in best formby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe is excited to be facing West Ham in the form they’re in.Howe believes Bournemouth go into the West Ham game in confident form, despite the Hammers’ positive start to the campaign.He said, “It’s important we don’t forget the positivity of the early season form, the result games Everton, the result against Southampton.”So from my perspective it’s in the lead up to West Ham and I’m looking for the players to put on a really good show for the fans.”It’ll be a really good game, two teams that will want to play their football and obviously we want to come out on top.”From our perspective we are looking to find a bit of consistency that eluded us at times last season – everyone is fighting for that but we would love to win three in a row and it would be the first time we’ve been about to do that for a while so it will be a huge incentive.” last_img read more

Firstever ALS walk in Fort St John raises over 60k

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The head of the ALS Society of B.C. says that the turnout at Fort St. John’s first-ever Walk for ALS was incredibly inspiring, and that the inaugural event was a massive success.ALS Society executive director Wendy Toyer says that an incredible 261 walkers came out to the green space at the corner of 100th and 100th on Sunday for the walk. Toyer said that she was blown away to learn that the event raised over $60,000 for the ALS Society to help fund research into a cure for ALS, which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Toyer said that the event’s volunteer coordinator Audrey Jones is a teacher at Charlie Lake Elementary School, which raised over $15,000 of the $60,000 total. “I couldn’t believe it, it was just incredible,” said Toyer. “It was a magical day, it was so well-organized, it was so well-attended. It was over the top.” Toyer said that she was blown away by all the donations that were brought in, including a barbecue, raffle, auction, and 50/50 draw. She added that the Society is incredibly excited to host the Walk for ALS in the Energetic City next year, and hopes that the 2019 Walk will beat this year’s fundraising tally.last_img read more

MEG Energy CEO says Husky can pay a lot more in its

first_imgMEG announced Thursday it has signed a three-year deal with Cenovus Energy Inc. to move 30,000 barrels per day through its Edmonton-area crude-by-rail loading terminal to markets in the U.S. Gulf Coast where it expects to get better prices.The Calgary-based company reported record production during the third quarter ended Sept. 30 of almost 99,000 barrels per day of bitumen, up from 83,000 bpd in the same period last year.Evans said it will advance a 20-day maintenance shutdown scheduled for next year to the current quarter to avoid current low prices, likely reducing fourth-quarter output by 4,000 to 6,000 bpd.“We believe that MEG offers one of the greatest value propositions in the Canadian oil and gas business so it’s not a surprise that a company like Husky would see that value and want to participate in our assets, technology, people and our upside,” he said.“The fact that Husky by their own statement has agreed just how valuable we are is flattering. However, everything comes at a price.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of MEG Energy Corp. says shareholders should continue to ignore a hostile takeover bid by Husky Energy Inc. because “by their own admission, Husky can afford to pay a lot more.”Derek Evans, on his first financial reporting conference call since being named CEO earlier this year, says Husky’s $11 per share cash-and-stock offer made in September is actually now worth just $9.61 because of changing share values.He says the offer is opportunistic because MEG produces only raw bitumen from its steam-driven oilsands wells, making any production that can’t get to U.S. markets subject to severe, but temporary, price discounts for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend crude.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP looking for missing 14yearold

first_imgCaucasianBrown HairGreen eyes5″2′115lbsTattoo on the left wrist with the word “Stay”Wearing green jeans, a pink sweater, and a black hatThere is a concern for Jordyn’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible. If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at UPDATE – Grande Prairie RCMP would like to advise that Jordyn McCartney has been located.  She is safe and unharmed. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.Grande Prairie, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jordyn McCartney (14). She was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on Feb. 25, 2019.Jordyn is described as:last_img read more

Rahuls promise proves original Garibi Hatao drive had failed

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday described the poll promise of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to dole out Rs 72,000 each to poorest families every year as a “bluff announcement”, saying no other political party has betrayed India for more than seven decades. Jaitley said the Congress has given to the people many slogans but very little resources to implement its election promises.”If the Congress Party’s announcement is tested on simple arithmetic, Rs 72,000 for five crore families works out to be Rs 3.6 lakh crore, which is less than 2/3rd of what is being given (by the current government) — A bluff announcement,” Jaitley said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIn a Facebook post titled Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi already giving to poor much more than what the Congress promises?, Jaitley said no political party has betrayed India for more than seven decades other than the Congress. “It gave to the people of India many slogans and very little resources to implement them.” “In 1971, (late Prime Minister) Indira Gandhi gave her legendary slogan ‘Garibi Hatao’. Her economics was not about increasing production and generating wealth, but only about redistribution of poverty. She supplemented her 1971 slogan while promising in election after election, the welfare of the largest number,” wrote Jaitley. Accusing the Opposition of sabotaging the pro-poor initiatives of the NDA government, Jaitley said, “If the Congress party and its friends have so much concern for the poor in India, why is it that its states are going slow in certifying the list of small and marginal farmers who are entitled to receiving the instalment of PM KISAN?”last_img read more