Yoga club becomes largest sports group after only three semesters

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Rachel Tiede ReddIt Rachel Tiede Twitter Website| + posts Rachel Tiede Facebook Rachel Tiede TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Twitter ReddItcenter_img Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Rachel Tiede print lifted his feet higher into the air—and tumbled.John David Walker IV, a junior geology major, and other members of the yoga club filled the room as they practiced headstands and other yoga poses during practice of Texas Christian University’s largest sports club.Despite only being on campus three semesters, TCU’s yoga club has 177 members.“Yes, we are a sports club,” club president Alexis Schrepple said, laughing. “It’s an awesome community. There are people from a lot of different backgrounds.”While joining too many organizations can be stressful, many students said that joining this club brought them peace.“I have such a crazy week almost every week, and I just wanted something to, like, let go of all my stress and to look forward to each week,” said Emily Ingram, a sophomore fashion merchandising and business double major.A different teacher leads each class. Schrepple said this is to introduce club members to many types of yoga.“You might be a beginner and not know what you like yet,” Schrepple said.Carah Ronan, one of the yoga instructors, said there are many types of yoga.“There is a little bit of something for everyone,” she said. “You hear from a lot of people that ‘I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible,’ which is the exact reason you should do yoga.”Despite having 177 members in the club, no one has been turned away from a class yet.“Different people have different schedules,” Schrepple said. “We’ve been really lucky these past three weeks – we’ve had space. But we’re thinking of expanding to two days [a week] if the numbers just keep growing.”The club meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the University Recreation Center. Facebook Linkedin Linkedin TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history Previous articleRangers set sights on more members, involvementNext articleCo-chair of billion dollar company to speak at TCU Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ eventlast_img read more

Smarter Travel Campus Awards – Limerick Students win multiple national awards

first_imgFacebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleOngoing failures on airport testing will cost aviation jobsNext articleLimerick Camogie falter in championship opener Staff Reporter Email STUDENTS from third level colleges around the country were awarded for running events, developing and designing marketing and engineering projects and creating videos, animations, radio ads and graphics for the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus Awards 2020.The entries produced by students, promote ‘smarter’ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The awards were run virtually this year and MC’d by Tara Stewart. “I really enjoyed being able to present the Smarter Travel Campus Awards for 2020! All the winners and finalists were so creative and inspiring. I know the future of eco-friendly travel is in awesome hands.” Tara Stewart, RTE 2FM.“In spite of the colleges closing just before the submission date, we received a huge number of fantastic entries across the disciplines. We are delighted with the quality of entries again this year. Congratulations to all students and lecturers who made the extra effort to take part. We’re already looking forward to next year!” Sharon Daly, Smarter Travel Campus Consultant, National Transport Authority.The winners of the Engineering & Innovation – Design (postgraduate) category were James Woods, Enes Gahbiche, Julie Agostini & Leow Ee Hui, University College Dublin. Georgia Markham, Evan Lowry & Fredo Eyong, Institute of Technology Carlow were the winning undergraduate entry in this category.The award for the best Engineering & Innovation – Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Design went to Heng Si Hwa, Benoit Souillard, Vincent Singling & Léna Jaillet, University College Dublin. Students Cian Kellett, Eoin Burke, Damien Deasy & Adhriaj Sood, Trinity College Dublin won the award in the Engineering & Innovation – Technology category.The winners in the Marketing category were Laura Moloney, Lisa Preus, Helena Bijl & Zoe Lieux, Tralee Institute of Technology and students Roisin Dowling, Niamh Atkinson & Jennifer O’Dwyer, Institute of Technology Carlow won the top prize in the Digital Marketing Category.Students Kyle Dee, Eoin Melia, Nicole Devennie & Jack Conroy from Limerick Institute of Technology picked up the top prize for their Audio and Orla McNamee from Cork Institute of Technology was the winner in the animation category.Students Patrick Szoltysek, Marta Di Giovanni & Darek Kozdroj, also from Limerick Institute of Technology, won the best Video category.The Graphic & Illustration category winner was Jack Carroll, Limerick Institute of Technology.Lecturers were also awarded for bringing projects to promote smarter modes of transportinto their graded coursework. Winners of the Lecturers Award 2020 were Paraic Carroll, University College Dublin (Engineering), Sarah Arnold, Maynooth University & Nora Ni Fhlatharta, Limerick Institute of Technology (Multimedia) and Dorothy Keane, Institute of Technology Carlow (Marketing).The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are organised by the Smarter Travel Campus programme of the National Transport Authority. This was the sixth year of the awards. It was open to third level institutions in Ireland who are partners of the Smarter Travel Campus programme. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsSmarter Travel Campus Awards – Limerick Students win multiple national awardsBy Staff Reporter – October 19, 2020 276 WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Printlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal-based Garda who sexually assaulted a fellow female officer and harassed another at a local Garda station has been given a six month jail sentence and fined a total of €10,000.Letterkenny District Court.Married father-of-three Kevin Corby showed no emotion as sentence was passed at Letterkenny Circuit Court today. Corby then had his jail term substituted for 240 hours community service.Corby, who is in his mid-30s and originally from Co Leitrim, had been found guilty of the offences by a jury back in October and the case had been adjourned for sentence.The offences took place while Corby and the two female victims were working as part of a team in a North Donegal Garda station in 2010 and 2011.Passing sentence Judge John O’Hagan said the public needed to have the trust of those people who wore a uniform – be it green or blue.He said Corby, with an address at Stranorlar, Co Donegal, must have realised the impact his harassment was having on his two female colleagues describing his actions as “persistent and consistent.”He said the job of a Garda was a stressful enough one without having to have the added pressure of harassment or sexual assault.But he said the probation report into Corby was positive and to ask the court for the “pound of flesh would be a bit extreme.”He fined Corby €5,000 on each of the harassment charges and sentenced him to six months in jail but substituted that with 240 hours community service.Both of Corby’s victims sat on the opposite side of the courtroom from him.Their victim impact statements were not read out in court but Judge John O’Hagan did read one line from the statements.It read the were “tormented and sickened by the remarks and sexual innuendo.”The court heard how Corby was now suspended on three quarters of his pay.Superintendent Jimmy Coen, who oversaw the investigation, said there will now be a separate internal enquiry carried out by the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.Various references were read out to the court by defence barrister Peter Nolan on behalf of Corby including letters from a priest, the chairman of a GAA club and an ex-Garda.Mr Nolan said his client had become something of a pariah and his original circle of friends had dwindled.He was also asked to stand down from his local GAA club.However he said his client was still of the opinion that the whole affair centred around horseplay.The court previously heard how the married officer insulted the women about their sex-life and their weight.The women said they dreaded going to work because of the alleged harassment and one of them even tried to take her own life.He jibed them about needing to “get a good ride” and not eating too much or they wouldn’t get a man.The court also heard how Corby, on two different occasions, pushed them along a corridor in a swivel chair and pushed his groin up against them.He was said to have pushed himself up against one of the women from behind and she could feel his erect penis pressing against her.One of the women also claimed that he put his hand into her garda vest on one occasion and touched her breast.On another occasion, while in a patrol car, Corby put his hand on one of the female Garda’s leg and then moved it up towards her groin area and told her if her husband didn’t do it then he would.However, the court also heard from three different male gardaí who also worked with Corby in the same station.One of the gardaí said he had never heard such remarks in his numerous years as a serving member.Another said he told Corby to give it a break after he “crossed the line” with the female colleagues.Barrister for Corby, Peter Nolan said previously that the case was a “storm in a teacup” and “political correctness gone mad”.He also referred to the fact that one of the female gardaí had bought Corby red Santa boxer shorts as a present for Christmas – just weeks after some of the alleged incidents.“If you are going to join the guards then you have to be able for a bit of banter. This is a ridiculous case for prosecution to bring before the people of Ireland.“If we were all to be done for putting our hands on someone’s knee then we would all be in jail,” he had said.But State barrister Patricia McLaughlin had asked the jury that if it was their wife, daughter or sister, would they not think it was indecent.The jury unanimously found Corby guilty of one charge of sexual assault and two charges of harassment leading to yesterday’s sentencing.Corby’s wife hugged him as Judge O’Hagan passed sentence but the accused showed no emotion.On the opposite side of the courtroom, one of Corby’s victims broke down in tears.DONEGAL GARDA WHO SEXUALLY ASSAULTED COLLEAGUE FINED €10,000 was last modified: February 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalharassmentJUdge John O’HaganKevin CorbyLetterkenny Circuit Courtsexual assaultlast_img read more

Farhan Zaidi’s first offseason with Giants frustrated fans, prioritized flexibility

first_imgSAN DIEGO–A certain percentage of the Giants’ fan base believes a rebuild is worth stomaching.A rather significant portion would prefer the front office do everything in its power to field a club capable of contending deep into the postseason on an annual basis.A fan’s desires, however, do not always align with an executive’s instincts. The direction new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi took the Giants this offseason managed to frustrate diehards on both sides of the aisle.Those …last_img read more

UN unveils gay rights campaign in SA

first_img31 July 2013The United Nations chose South Africa for the launch of “Free & Equal”, a global campaign to promote respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.The campaign was launched by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and South African Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron in Cape Town on Friday.A 2011 report by the UN Human Rights Office found an alarming pattern of brutal violence and widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in all regions of the world. In 76 countries, adult same-sex relationships are criminalized, exposing lesbian, gay and bisexual people to the risk of arrest, imprisonment, torture and, in five countries, the death penalty.South Africa was the first country in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the fifth country in the world and the first in Africa to legalize same-sex marriage.Speaking at Friday’s launch, Pillay argued that eradicating discrimination of any kind required more than just changes in laws and policies; it took a change in people’s hearts and minds as well.“Changing attitudes is never easy,” Pillay said. “But it has happened on other issues and it is happening already in many parts of the world on this one. It begins with often difficult conversations. With this campaign, we want to help start and inform millions of conversations among people around the world and across the ideological spectrum.”In addition to fact sheets and articles, Free & Equal will generate a stream of content – including short videos, infographics and testimonies – designed to dispel misconceptions and negative stereotypes and encourage people to look at the lives of LGBTI people through the eyes of LGBTI people and their families.All campaign materials will be made available on the campaign’s website, described Nelson Mandela as a great source of inspiration for the campaign and recalled his faith in education as the best weapon against prejudice.“He used to say that people are not born hating one another; they learn to hate,” Pillay said. “And that if people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love – that love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”The Free & Equal campaign was developed by the UN Human Rights Office and is implemented in partnership with non-profit organization the Purpose FoundationA number of global celebrities have already pledged their support for the campaign, including musician Ricky Martin, South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly, Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho, and Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury.Source: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

Africa’s education and gender equality goals ‘well achieved’

first_img5 November 2015Africa is on track with goals such as promoting gender equality and empowering women, according to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report released at the 10th African Economic Conference this week.The conference was held in Kinshasa, in Democratic Republic of Congo from 2 to 4 November. Increasing government spending on health care, education and support of vulnerable groups such as the elderly, were key topics discussed by experts at the conference.The annual conference is organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Economic Commission for Africa. The theme of this year’s event was: “Addressing poverty and inequality in the post-2015 development agenda”. It provided a forum to explore the policy, institutional, and investment frameworks needed to boost Africa’s equitable, inclusive and environmentally sustainable development.Pali Lehohla, the statistician-general at Statistics South Africa, was one of the speakers at the event.Watch Lehohla explain the issues that need to be solved in Africa:Implementing better policiesConference discussion included debate about the call from economists for better policies to promote income distribution in Africa, according to the AfDB.While Africa as a whole had made considerable progress on poverty reduction since the mid-1990s as a result of rapid economic growth, it had yet to have a significant impact on income distribution, said the bank.“Since mid-2000, Africa’s (gross domestic product) growth has been high, averaging 5%, and well above the global average of 3% per year, instilling optimism about the continent’s economic prospects. However, the growth has not been inclusive or equitable, and has made little impact on poverty,” it said on its website.AfDB also said that better social policies could enhance income growth and income distribution, including “improving the complementarity between physical capital and education, especially at the basic educational level”.In addition, there was a need for policymakers in Africa to put greater emphasis on addressing income inequality, empowering women, narrowing the gaps in health, nutrition and education, and challenging prejudices and stereotypes that fed discrimination and marginalisation.Watch Abebe Shimeles, the acting director of development research at AfDB, talk about why poverty will continue in Africa unless policies are tackled per population:Speaking in a session at the conference, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, the acting vice-president and chief economist of AfDB, underscored the need to take into account the political economy to effectively address income inequalities.“Public policy needs to take (into) account the role of local bureaucracy because they are affected by the same policies,” Kayizzi-Mugerwa said, pointing out that economic managers needed to consult local administrative structures in policy formulation to make it effective. He also spoke about agricultural productivity and industrialisation as necessary to feed the continent and for it to achieve sustainable development.“To feed Africa adequately, agricultural productivity must rise as well as farmers’ incomes.” -Kayizzi-Mugwerwa, #AfDB #2015AEC— AfDB_Group (@AfDB_Group) November 2, 2015“Africa’s industrialization is a must if the continent is to achieve sustainable development.” -Kayizzi-Mugerwa, #AfDB #2015AEC— AfDB_Group (@AfDB_Group) November 2, 2015According to experts, a small number of African countries is relying primarily on improving income distribution to reduce poverty. However, worsening income distribution is the major culprit in the majority of countries experiencing poverty exacerbation.Statistics also show that other regions of the world have performed better, showing that the gap between Africa and the developed world is increasing. This suggests that Africa must perform even better and set up measures to address income inequality to catch up with the rest of the world.There was a greater risk of high inequality in resource-dependent countries as 55% of resource-rich countries had experienced an increase in inequality compared to 50% of non-resource-rich countries, Professor Haroon Bhorat, of the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, argued in his presentation, “Resource dependence and inequality in Africa: impact, consequence and solutions”.He pointed out that high resource-dependent economies were associated with lower levels of civil society organisation, less transparent electoral processes and less effective government. Bhorat argued that drivers of inequality in resource- dependent economies included high initial capital cost of entry into natural resources and poor employment generation.“There is need for strong institutions and good governance to manage resources. There is also a need for greater emphasis on social protection,” he said, pointing out that while there were no clear success stories, countries such as Ghana and Botswana could provide some positive lessons to guide institutional arrangements that governed resource wealth.Report on Africa’s goalsThe Millennium Development Goals Report revealed that three of the seven goals for Africa were on track. These are:  Combating HIV/Aids, malaria, and other diseases: a downward trend is observed in the incidence, prevalence and death rates associated with HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, especially since 2000.  Promoting gender equality and empowering women: for example, Africa has made the most progress in increasing the number of seats held by women in national parliaments, with an average increase of 15% between 2000 and 2014.  Achieving universal primary education: the average primary completion rate stands at 67%, and the youth literacy rate reached 69.61% in 2012, in part owing to increased access to universal primary education.  The goals that were not on track in Africa, were:  Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger: poverty is perpetuated by rising inequalities, unemployment, the youth bulge, unplanned urbanisation, lack of diversification, et cetera. Hunger declined by 8% in Africa excluding North Africa between 1990 and 2013.  Reduce child mortality: the under-five mortality rate fell by 55% between 1990 and 2012, while the infant mortality rate fell by 40%. Only Egypt, Liberia, Malawi and Tunisia achieved both targets on reducing child mortality.  Improve maternal health: by 2013, Africa had 289 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births, compared to the world average of 210 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births.  Ensure environmental sustainability: declining forest cover in Africa. More than 250 participants from across the continent and outside it, including policymakers, academics, and leaders of civil society and the private sector, attended the 10th African Economic Conference.Source: African Development Bank Grouplast_img read more

2 days agoReal Madrid coach Zidane praises Rodrygo, Valverde for Galatasaray win

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane praises Rodrygo, Valverde for Galatasaray winby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was delighted with his young players for their Champions League defeat of Galatasaray.Real won 1-0 thanks to Toni Kroos’ goal.On Rodrygo and Fede Valverde, Zidane said: “They’re part of the squad and I made the decision that Rodrygo would play. “He’s performing and training well. In a 4-3-3 formation his natural position is as a right winger and we’re happy with his performance. Nothing changes with regards to him. Today we’ve just got to focus on this game. “He’s a member of the first-team squad and he can play for Castilla also. He did well tonight and I’m pleased with his performance. We’ll have to see what happens in the next game.” last_img read more

Mbappés injury is nothing serious

first_imgKylian Mbappé scored the only goal of his team in France’s last 1-1 draw against the USA and he picked up a knock from this game as well – but he revealed that it was nothing serious.The young French striker wasn’t happy with the latest result but he insisted that his team have a week to work on a couple of things before the World Cup will start and this match can serve as a good example.The PSG player spoke about this game and his injury as he said, according to Sports NDTV:Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…“Ice packs? No, it is just a knock. I hit the ball poorly and I fell — it is nothing serious. It will be treated, and it will go away,”This draw on Saturday will serve us well — it is encouraging. We wanted to win, of course, but we saw what we were missing from a match similar to a group stage encounter.”“My goal? It was decent. I think that I have moved up through the gears during these friendlies — I have more and more pace. I was decisive and did what was asked of me.”last_img read more

Roberto Carlos asks for patience in Madrids fans

first_imgThe former Los Merengues footballer believes the team’s decision not to replace Cristiano Ronaldo was the correct oneAfter Cristiano Ronaldo left Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid for Italian Lega Serie A giants Juventus, many were thinking who could replace himBut the superstar was never replaced by Los Blancos and many fans were not happy about it.Former Real Madrid player Roberto Carlos said on Saturday that he believes this was the right call by the club.“In football, there are so many great football players like Eden Hazard, Roberto Lewandowski, and Neymar. Real Madrid is always after the best talent,” he was quoted by 360 Sport.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“At the club, there are some very good footballers even after Cristiano Ronaldo left. The president Florentino Perez stays calm and doesn’t rush to sign players for the sake of it.”“It is up to the club if they want to sign a player and it is important they identify players who can fit into the team’s style of play. If they find a player, then they will have to make a decision to try and sign him,” he explained.“He was playing for Real Madrid and we want to thank him for what he did for the club.”“Yes, Real Madrid has made a very good contract,” he added.“They have a good organization within the group. Some football players went out and some came in. Same with coaches with Julen coming in. Real Madrid is like that and he is building a team to become champions.”last_img read more

First Day Of The Year Hike Planned In Homer

first_imgAccording to the release from Alaska State Parks, the hike is easy to moderate, and all ages are welcome. The park services does ask you to leave your dogs at home. Things you will need to bring skis/snowshoes/warm hiking boots (depending on conditions), and how you choose to participate in the hike. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Parks are encouraging Alaskans to celebrate the New Year by enjoying the great outdoors in their local state parks. The group will meet at the Eveline State Recreation Area parking lot, will then take East End Road past the McNeil Canyon School, take the left onto Alpine Meadow Drive and to the trailhead. Local volunteer groups in Homer will be hosting a 3-mile round trip hike, ski or snowshoe in the Eveline State Recreation Site, Homer,  at 12 p.m., on January 1, 2019.last_img read more