Students fundraise to find cure for cancer

first_imgTags: cancer, Memorial Hospital, St. Baldricks, the bald and the beautiful Across Notre Dame’s campus, students are contributing more than money this week to find a cure for cancer.According to co-chair Lindsey Paris, the Bald and the Beautiful raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research.“Now in our eighth year as an event, The Bald and The Beautiful has raised nearly $265,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Memorial Children’s Hospital of South Bend,” she said in an email. “We offer head shaving, hair donations, and colored hair extensions. Our hair extensions come in the colors of different cancer ribbons, so students and community members can honor family and friends who have fought a specific kind of cancer. The extensions are 1 for $10, 2 for $20, or 3 for $25.“All funds raised to shave heads supports the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, all hair extension purchases support Memorial Children’s Hospital of South Bend, and all hair is donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. This year, we are hoping to bring our total of funds donated to $300,000.”Paris said the organization is hosting several fundraising events this year.“Last Wednesday, we had our graduate student event at Legends. Students from the Law School and chemistry program, among others, participated by shaving their heads and donating their hair. We raised $900.86 at that event,” she said. “April 12, we hosted a baseball event at the Notre Dame versus Chicago State game. We haven’t totaled donations from that event yet, but we are looking forward to working with them in the feature.“Our main event takes place April 13 through 15 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. — [until] 8 p.m. on Friday — in LaFortune Student Center in the Dooley and Sorin Rooms. Students can register online at bald.nd.edu to shave their heads or donate their hair, and walk-ins are welcome for hair extensions.”Paris said nearly six percent of the Notre Dame student body participated in the fundraiser last year.“Our advisor, Dr. David Veselik, shaves his head every year in a large science lecture class. This year, he shaved his head in Jennifer Robichaud’s Parasitology class,” she said. “Each year, families from the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at Memorial Children’s Hospital visit our event. This year, Dr. Michael Ferguson, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Memorial, shaved his head to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.”Paris said the event is sponsored by University Edge, the Notre Dame College of Science, McGraw-Hill Education, the Notre Dame Club of the Tri-State, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Duncan Hall and Badin Hall.“The stylists volunteering their time are from Great Clips, University Hair Stylists, Tru Salon-Spa, Cilantro Hair Spa and Bangs,” she said.Sophomore Dani L’Heureux plans to part with several inches of hair Thursday.“This is an important cause to support because everyone who has gone through or is currently facing such a difficult disease like cancer deserves to be recognized and shown support from as many people as possible,” she said.“This event means the world to me because in a few weeks will be the one-year anniversary of my mom being told she’s cancer-free. She’s the strongest influence in my life and her strength during her battle inspires me every day. I’m cutting my hair and raising money in honor of her and cancer fighters and survivors everywhere, as well as those who have lost their battles.”Senior Morgan Faley, who cut off eight inches of her hair Wednesday, said The Bald and the Beautiful is “a wonderful event that benefits great causes.”“They welcome monetary donations, but also allow people to cut their hair without having to donate. Since many of us are college students on a budget, this is a great way for students to support the cause and make an impact,” she said. “It’s always fun to see everyone’s reactions to seeing their ponytail after its cut off.”Sophomore Paul Stevenson said this was his first time participating in the fundraiser.“I’ve never had a buzzcut and the thought of getting one last year was terrifying, but this year it was something I was considering doing all semester,” he said. “I cut off as much as I had. Not sure the exact length. It wasn’t enough to donate — minimum eight inches — but it was 10 solid months of work without haircuts.”Stevenson said he has a personal interest in the fundraiser.“Being from Memphis, Tennessee, home of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that positive cancer research can have,” he said. “Additionally, my cousin was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago, but with the help of St. Jude, he survived and is perfectly healthy now. If doing something as simple as cutting your hair can make a difference like that, the choice is easy for me. It’s the least I could do.”Sophomore Sara Dugan said she is attempting to cut off nine inches of her hair for the fundraiser.“The Bald and the Beautiful is fantastic because it unites the student body behind a cause that means something to everyone here. The event means a lot to me because of the people in my life who have been affected by cancer and other diseases related to hair loss. It takes incredible strength to survive through a life-threatening illness,” she said. “It’s the least I can do to chop off some of my hair to support them. It will grow back.”last_img read more

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Man Allegedly Bites State Trooper Responding To A Domestic Disturbance

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) RIPLEY – A Village of Fredonia man sits in county jail after allegedly biting a New York State Trooper responding to a reported domestic disturbance last week in Ripley.New York State Police say on Friday 41-year-old Scott Walker was drunk when he allegedly threw items around a residence causing damage to the drywall and the television screen.While police were attempting to place him under arrest, they say Walker actively resisted and bit one of the troopers.Walker was taken into custody soon after and brought to the Chautauqua County Jail. He is charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.Police say the trooper was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.last_img read more

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Colin Quinn: The New York Story Will Return

first_img View Comments Colin Quinn: The New York Story Standup comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Colin Quinn’s solo show Colin Quinn: The New York Story, will return to the Cherry Lane Theatre this fall. Directed by comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld, the production is scheduled to complete its current run at the off-Broadway venue on August 16. It will resume performances again on October 20.Based on The Coloring Book, Colin Quinn: The New York Story is a satirical take on the eccentricities that make New York City the center of the universe. Quinn, who was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, explains: “I’m working my way down to the most fascinating subject: me!”In addition to SNL, Quinn’s numerous screen credits include Remote Control, Tough Crowd, Girls and Inside Amy Schumer. On stage, he’s appeared on Broadway in Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, which was also directed by Seinfeld and nominated for a Drama Desk and an Emmy. Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional played the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2013. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016last_img read more

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Local petition calls for expanding education on structural and systemic racism

first_img(WBNG) — A petition quick to gain nearly 2,000 signatures is calling for the Maine-Endwell Central School District to include curriculum discussing structural and systemic racism. “We have this program, it’s called mix it up. Kids in a lunch room, they have to go sit with other people. Sometimes those kids have different backgrounds, they’re a different religion, and they might be a different skin color,” said Symons. “Before you get to college, that’s when your opinions and your ideas about things are beginning to be formed. If they haven’t been formed with information, they really feel cheated,” said Bailey. “For 14 years now, I’ve been hearing students say, ‘I never learned that in school, I wish I learned this in school,'” said Binghamton University Professor of History Anne Bailey. Bailey is also the director of the Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity. With system and structured racism more widely discussed, and many demanding for an end to racism, academics say it stems back to education. Academics say with the proper expanded education on these topics, society could look a lot different.center_img Now, teachers are looking to incorporate today’s issues and discussions into how we understand modern day history. Local high school history and economics teacher Scott Symons says now is the time students need to be in school the most. He says education on these topics requires more than simply reading from a textbook. “I think sometimes students are understandably a little uncomfortable with the period of slavery because of the way we teach it,” said Bailey. “We teach it as if it was this time of oppression, and of course it was, but at the end of the day, people of African descent contributed to the building up of American society.” “We want everybody’s voice. By talking to different kids, whether it’s in the classroom or the lunchroom, you get different, varying opinions, and I think that only makes us a stronger community,” said Symons.last_img read more

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ABP divests from palm oil firm amid public criticism

first_imgThe Netherlands’ biggest pension fund is to divest a stake in South Korean firm Posco Daewoo, as a subsidiary is involved in chopping down rainforests for palm oil plantations in the Indonesian province of Papua.ABP, the €408bn Dutch civil service scheme, said in a statement that the company was too slow in responding to communications from its asset manager APG about tackling issues.“As a result, we have lost faith in the company’s willingness to improve,” the pension fund said.However, Dutch environmental group Milieudefensie claimed that ABP had divested its €300,000 stake as a result of pressure from ABP’s members as well as the pressure group itself. Milieudefensie said that the palm oil firm had destroyed 27,000 hectares of rainforest during the past few years, displacing the local population and depriving them of their livelihood.The pressure group said it also wanted ABP to divest a €157m stake in Posco, the parent company of Posco Daewoo.“If ABP were to really invest sustainably as it claims, it should divest from the entire industrial palm oil sector,” the group argued.TV show criticismMilieudefensie highlighted that ABP had recently received a ‘Scaredy-Cat’ trophy from Dutch consumer programme Kassa, after it declined to account for the now-divested holding on camera.At the time, ABP said nobody was available to comment because of the school holidays.José Meijer, vice chair of the scheme, said she regretted “that the viewers have missed us, as we are keen to account, and never shy away from issues”.ABP’s investments in palm oil firms total €17m. It said it was actively encouraging sustainable and responsible production of palm oil.In 2016, the pension scheme introduced a new investment policy that not only took into account return, risks and costs, but also assessed how sustainable and responsible its investments were.ABP said this policy must guarantee that it invested in equity and bonds of companies that are ahead on sustainability and responsibility factors by 2020.It would only invest in other firms if it had faith in their ability and willingness to improve, it said.last_img read more

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Mandate roundup: Swiss scheme tenders EM mandate via IPE Quest

first_imgManagers should have more than $150m in assets under management for the asset class, and more than $1bn in total assets.Applicants should state performance data to 30 November 2019, gross of fees.Their track record should be at least three years, but a track record of five years is preferred.The deadline for applications is 7 January. The scheme will select the more cost-efficient solution.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.Brunel PP awards global high alpha briefBrunel Pension Partnership, one of the UK’s eight Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) pools, has appointed five managers to run its global high alpha portfolio to which £2.6bn (€3bn) will initially be allocated.  It awarded mandates to AllianceBernsteiin, Baillie Gifford, Fiera Capital, Harris Associates and Royal London Asset Management. It evaluated 110 strategies as part of its search.Brunel, which manages around £30bn on behalf of the local government pension funds of Avon, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire as well as the Environment Agency pension fund, was looking for a long-term approach, innovation and originality in managers’ processes, and high return expectations of 3% or more over benchmark.Matt Betts, senior investment officer at Brunel and lead on the manager search, said: “We particularly like dynamic managers who will truly engage with us, and we believe that these managers comprise an effective combination that we hope to see deliver the long-term returns sought by our clients.”The LGPS pool said it considered global high alpha equities one of its “pivotal” products. This article was amended after publication with more information about the Brunel Pension Partnership mandates. A Swiss pension fund has tendered a mandate via IPE Quest.According to search QN-2582, the scheme has tendered an emerging market corporate debt mandate, investing $40-60m (€36-54m) in hard currency investment grade bonds.It will use the JPM CEMBI Broad Diversified IG (JBCDIGIG Index) as a benchmark, with a maximum 4% tracking error.The fund is searching for one EM manager and it will not consider approaches such as local currency, blended, total return, leveraged products, short duration, emerging EM equities, combined solutions for EMD and DM debt, pure EMD sovereign products, nor products that allocate mor ethan 25% to sub-investment grade corporates.last_img read more

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Will once-a-week ‘lockdown’ work?

first_imgILOILO– Eleven towns in northern Iloilo agreed to observe a “lockdown” every Sundayto curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The11 towns banded together under the name “Northern Iloilo Alliance Anti COVID 19Task Force.” Baniasof Concepcion, Mayor Jett Rojas of Ajuy, Mayor Jon Aying of Sara, Mayor Manuel Ganzonof Balasan, Mayor Elvira Alarcon of Batad, Mayor Siegfredo Betita of Carles,Mayor Roberto Belleza of San Rafael, Mayor Melina Requinto of Estancia, MayorLarry Villanueva of San Dionisio, and Mayor Oscar Villegas Jr. of Lemery. Theso-called lockdown will start this Sunday, April 12. “Nagapatikami nga ang pag-limit sang hulag sang tawo is one effective way to limit thespread of the virus,” said Mayor Banias./PN Willthis once-a-week move work?center_img Allestablishments in the 11 towns would close shop, too, except pharmacies. Theyagreed on the every-Sunday-lockdown during an April 5 meeting. Noresidents of these towns would be leaving their houses unless there’s a medicalemergency or if purchasing medicines, or if the member of the household isworking in a hospital. Themayors who agreed to this scheme were Mayor Nielo Tupas of Barotac Viejo, MayorRaullast_img read more

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Solskjaer reacts on Ighalo’s future at Man United

first_imgManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided  latest update on Odion Ighalo’s future at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old joined United on a six-month loan deal from the Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua in the January transfer window. SportingLife revealed earlier that Shenhua had snubbed Man United’s requests to keep the former Super Eagles forward at Old Trafford for another three months.Advertisement Read Also: Ex-Eagles star begins coaching course at French club Montpellier“It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us.“At the moment, nothing has been agreed. Their league is going to get started soon so we’re just waiting to see.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back,” Solskjaer told MUTV while reacting on Ighalo’s future at the Premier League giants. “We’re in dialogue. They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.center_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel Characters6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Loading… last_img read more

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Hobby checkers fly for Hoffman at Park Jeff

first_imgJEFFERSON, S.D. (June 10) – The saying goes if you aren’t good, be lucky. Andy Hoffman has been both at Park Jefferson Speedway in 2017.The now three-time winner has been rising up the point standings and in doing so, has been able to pass cars. This past Saturday, Hoffman was also lucky as he drew the pole for the biggest IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock race of the regular season in the Road to the Iron Cup for Hobby Stocks.With a purse bolstered by Motor Parts Central and Stephan Welding, Hoffman cruised from his front row starting spot to take the $450 check. Paul Menard and Craig Clift were in hot pursuit and rounded out the top three.In the IMCA RaceSaver division’s second night ever at Park Jefferson, it was veteran John Lam­bertz picking up the win over Shane Fick and Colin Smith.Lambertz, who has more experience than Fick has age, was able to take the jump from the first row and cruise to his first win at the facility. Fick and Smith put on a good show for the runner up spot and young Elliot Amdahl finished in fourth.Jay Noteboom topped the SignMasters IMCA Modifieds and Elijah Zevenbergen scored another J & J Fitting IMCA Stock Car feature win.In the Schaeffer Oil IMCA Northern SportMods, it was Dave Riley, better known for his Hobby Stock runs, picking up the top spot.The IMCA Fox 620 Sport Compacts saw a feature victory go to Luke Jackson after the apparent winner and runner-up were disqualified in post-race tech.last_img read more

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