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first_imgPhoto courtesy of Meg Brownley The fundraising committee announces the total amount of money this year’s Dance Marathon raised at the end of this year’s event, which took place in the Pfeil Center at Holy Cross College on Saturday.“I assisted those lovely ladies just with an immense amount of enthusiasm and positivity,” Spears said. ‘It’s very easy for your feet to hurt, legs to shake and your mind to just want to go home, but one day of standing for 12 hours is nothing compared to what those children at Riley go through.” Dancing for just one day lends both financial and emotional support to patients and medical staff at Riley Hospital for Children, Spears said.“It is a way to take a self-centric time of young adult’s life — college — and put their ends in a compassionate direction,” Spears said. “[Dance Marathon] is a movement full of nothing but, love, support, hope, happiness and way too much fun. I feel that it is important for all these qualities to be more present in the world.” To further this mission and movement, Spears said committee members and executives try to accomplish more than raising money.“We really focused on becoming a movement, more than a philanthropy,” Spears said. “We aren’t just asking people for money. We are showing every child at Riley Hospital for Children how many people support them and realize how strong they are. I can’t imagine what those children go through, but if they ever need an extra push of strength and hope, they know Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon believes in them and knows they can get through it.”Tags: Dance, Dance Marathon, riley hospital for children On Saturday, dancers at Saint Mary’s 12th annual Dance Marathon — which took place at Holy Cross College’s Pfeil Center — took all the right steps to raise $133, 363 for patients at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.Paige Spears, senior and morale executive, said the event — during which participants stay on their feet for twelve hours — raised a record-breaking amount and still has to account for last-minute donations.“This year, being on stage watching the hundreds of people dancing like nobody is watching for such an amazing hospital … my heart has never felt more full,” Spears said in an email. According to Spears, this year’s event raised about $25,000 more than last year’s, thanks to the executive committee for Dance Marathon.“The 16 people on the executive committee with me are easily what contributed to our gain,” Spears said. “These women have a passion people wanted to either enhance or emulate.”Spears said serving as a morale executive enabled her to boost the energy and spirit of the Marathon. last_img read more


first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Services, officiated by Rev. James Orr will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those surviving who will cherish Thomas’ memory include his partner of 47 years, Robert D. Meyer; sisters, Joanne Barker of San Antonio, TX, Darlene (Robert) Koontz of Eaton, OH, and Cynthia Padgitt of Eaton, OH; brothers, Eldon (Connie) Atkinson of Burnside, KY, and Don (Melissa) Padgitt of Venice, FL, and sisters-in-law, Georgia Bredwell and Pamela Atkinson.  Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and many dear and close friends.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Rev. John Bredwell, Russell Atkinson and Paul Atkinson, and dear friend, John Thom. Thomas D. Bredwell, of Brookville, was born on January 30, 1934 in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of Benny and Leatha F. Anthony Bredwell.  He was a proud graduate of Richmond High School – class of 1953 and a cheerleader.  Shortly after graduation Thomas danced with the Indianapolis Ballet Company and later the New York Ballet Company.  After his dance career, he owned and operated a night club for teens in Indianapolis called “LeScene.”  His travels took him to San Francisco where he met his life partner, Robert D. Meyer in 1970.  Together Thomas and Robert continued the entrepreneurial spirit, owning flower shops in San Francisco and Cincinnati.  After settling in Brookville they opened Rileybrook Hall, entertaining and serving wonderful homemade cuisine to its patrons for many years.  Thomas was known for his love of music – especially the piano, dancing, cooking, gardening and entertaining.  On Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 83, Thomas’ earthly music was silenced when he passed away peacefully at home.center_img Memorial contributions may be directed to Brookville EMS 2.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Thomas Bredwell.last_img read more


first_img Published on January 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] It’s been a down season for Syracuse small forward Brianna Butler. But on Thursday she put herself back on the ascent.Twice in the final 10 minutes of the second half in SU’s game against Pittsburgh, the small forward hit a go-ahead shot with the game tied. The second came with 5:59 to go in regulation, and gave the Orange a lead it didn’t relinquish.Butler finished with 14 points — including 4-of-9 from beyond the arc — sharing scoring duties with point guard Alexis Peterson, who also finished with 14. The two led the No. 23 Orange (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) to a 68-60 victory over the Panthers (12-6, 2-3) at the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday.“Our kids just gutted it out,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “It was a game that was pretty much won in the last four minutes. I thought we made some great, timely plays.”Syracuse led 52-46 with nine minutes to go in regulation, but Panthers forward Monica Wignot knocked down back-to-back 3s to tie the score at 52 with 7:19 remaining.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the score tied again at 54, Butler hit the aforementioned 3 with 5:59 left to give the visitors a 57-54 lead.“Butler just continued to be aggressive, and we needed her to be aggressive,” Hillsman said. “And that was the key to the game for us. Her being aggressive and getting shots up early, I thought she got us going.”Peterson then scored five straight points for SU to give the Orange a 62-56 lead with 4:36 left.Hanging on to a six-point lead, the Orange missed four free throws in the game’s final minute — three from Peterson and one from Diamond Henderson. But Cornelia Fondren and Henderson grabbed offensive rebounds on two Peterson misses.Peterson then sank two free throws with 30 seconds left to seal the victory.“That’s about heart and hustle,” Hillsman said. “We didn’t knock them down, but we knocked down the two that mattered to put the game away.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_img1 Modibo Diakite Sampdoria are interested in signing former Sunderland man Modibo Diakite.The defender joined Sunderland in June 2013 as a free transfer under former manager Paulo Di Canio.However, he was shipped out on loan to Fiorentina almost as soon as Gus Poyet took over in January that year and he had his contract ripped up by mutual agreement in September 2014, allowing him to join Deportivo La Coruna.The 27-year-old Frenchman now appears to have rebuilt his reputation enough for Sampdoria to be interested in snapping him up on transfer deadline day.last_img


first_imgFlags of the members of the African Union. Photo by: GCIS / CC BY-ND         The month of May is recognized as Africa month – a time when the continent of Africa commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Celebrated on the 25th May since its establishment in 1963 – Africa Day as it is now known, marks the beginning of a quest for the unity of the continent and for the political and economic emancipation of its people as well as co-operation among them.As part of the celebrations, Brand South Africa in collaboration with its stakeholders will host dialogues on Africa Day, Constitutional Awareness and the role of the creative arts in fostering democratic values throughout the country.Follow the conversations on social media #SANationBrand for more information on the dialogues.Some interesting facts about Africa Day;“May This Convention of Union Last 1000 Years”Five years later on May 25, 1963, following the sentiments of the conference held in Ghana, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was formed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie.  The OAU was formed in a meeting seating over thirty African nations with the aim to influence the decolonization of African countries including Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, and Southern Rhodesia.  The organisation covenanted to support freedom fighters and remove military access to colonial nations, and a charter was established to improve the livelihood of member states across Africa, where Selassie pledged, “May this convention of union last 1,000 years.”Common African Unity and IdentityThe first Conference of Independent African States convened on April 15, 1958, in Ghana and further encouraged and stamped a common African identity of unity and fighting against colonialism. The conference further called for the observance of African Freedom Day once a year to mark, “The onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolise the determination of the People of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation.” April 15th was therein enacted as African Freedom Day or Africa Liberation Day, and countries all over the continent celebrate and mark the commemoration each year, with South Africa celebrating its Freedom Day on April 27th of each year.South Africa’s Rise in African UnionFrom South Africa, the liberation party against Apartheid Rule, the African National Congress (ANC) could not formally attend the first Conference of Independent African States in Ghana as it was prevented by the ruling apartheid government.  However, a memorandum was sent to the conference.  On behalf of the party, was a member of the ANC in the Transvaal and a 1956 Treason Trialist, Alfred Hutchinson, who left the country after his acquittal, and attended the AAPC (All African People’s Conference), which was held a few months later.South Africa only became part of the Organisation of the African Union (OAU) in 1994 following the end of Apartheid rule, where 21 more member states had joined the OAU since its foundation in 1963.  Thirty-eight years after its formation, the OAU evolved into the African Union (AU) on May 25, 2001, where South Africa paved the way as a founding member. Although the organisation of the AU remains headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its legislative arm, the Pan-African Parliament, is situated in Midrand, South Africa.Women Empowerment in the African UnionUpon welcoming the sitting of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the first woman chair of the UA Commission, many argued that the continent was not ready for a woman to take that position.  However, Dlamini-Zuma managed leaps in her tenure and cracked the assumption that women are incapable of being involved in the continental organisation.Opportunities for two more women out of five candidates, who are in the running for succeeding Dlamini-Zuma’s position as the AU Commission’s Chairperson.   This indicates that she has laddered up on the advocacy of women’s involvement in the AU and in continuing the fundamental objectives of Africa Day.During her tenure, Dlamini-Zuma made women’s rights the theme of two consecutive AU summits, where the continental body started a major campaign to end child marriage, which has seen notable results. While the success of the campaigns relies on the implementation by member states, she did manage to get political buy-in for the plan and popularise it.Following up to the implementation plans, the President of the Republic of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, hosted a high-level breakfast on the Implementation of the Common African Position on Ending Child Marriage in Africa in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC).Continent-wide Disease Control and PreventionJanuary of 2017 marked the launch of Africa’s continent-wide public health agency, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), which was established to help African member states of the African Union to respond to public health emergencies. The African Union Assembly of Heads of State authorised an annual contribution from the overall African Union operating budget for 2016 to safeguard Africa’s health, seeing the importance of public as an impactful element on national, social and economic development.The need for an Africa CDC is to safeguard the required support to African countries in their monitoring and response methodologies to public health threats as was recognised by the African Union in 2013 and formalised in 2015.An Emergency Operations Center has also been set up at the Addis Ababa Headquarters, where 10 highly qualified epidemiologists are ready to monitor for disease threats across the continent. The epidemiologists will be responsible for disease surveillance, analysis, investigations, and reporting trends and anomalies from the continent, and all information on the surveyed public health threats will be shared with international networks.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrandSource www.africa.comlast_img read more


first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games JK Casiño also added 12 markers and five boards, JJ Manlangit had 11 points and nine rebounds, as Rod Ebondo took care of the dirty work with his 11 markers and 18 boards.“I’m so proud of my players because they gave their best. That’s how we’re able to make it here,” said coach Yong Garcia, who made the Finals in his first conference at the helm for CEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Scorpions became only the second fourth-seed to advance to the championship series, following the footsteps of Tanduay in the 2016 Foundation Cup.CEU crawled back from a 13-point deficit, 25-12, and slowly chipped away the lead before finally zooming ahead 58-57, thanks to a Manlangit jumper at the 7:18 mark of the fourth quarter. CEU 72 – Wamar 19, Aquino 13, Casiño 12, Ebondo 11, Manlangit 11, Jeruta 4, Arim 2, Uri 2, Cruz 2, Fuentes 0.FLYING V 67 – Teng 19, Thiele 13, Torres 8, Banal 7, Paredes 6, Salamat 6, Austria 3, Tampus 3, Cañada 2, Dionisio 0.Quarters: 12-18, 32-39, 51-54, 72-67. View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Hans Thiele had a chance to tie the game for Flying V at in the final minute, but he botched his shot from up-close, allowing Ebondo to seal the game with three freebies in the waning seconds of the game.“I just told my players to stay focused and stick to our gameplan,” said Garcia.The Scorpions will now prepare for Cignal HD in the best-of-three Finals, starting on Tuesday.Leading Conference MVP candidate Jeron Teng bowed out with 19 points, six assists, and five rebounds, while Thiele got 13 markers and four boards in the exit.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Orlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University dug deep and stunned Flying V, 72-67, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to oust the top seed and move on to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.Orlan Wamar kept the Scorpions afloat with 17 points built of four treys, on top of two rebounds, while Art Aquino emerged as the biggest thorn in the side of the Thunder with his 13-point, 10-rebound performance.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Korea downs China for AVC bronze Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


first_imgRead Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Until the end, you can’t be complacent,” quipped coach Jerry Codiñera.Jerome Garcia went 3-of-8 from three to pace EAC (6-7) with 15 points and two rebounds, while Jethro Mendoza had 13 in the defeat.The Scores:ARELLANO 84 – Canete 27, Salado 23, Flores 16, Dela Cruz 13, Enriquez 3, Nicholls 2, Alcoriza 0, Meca 0, Concepcion 0, Taywan 0.EAC 79 – Garcia 15, J. Mendoza 13, Guzman 12, Onwubere 10, Diego 9, Tampoc 8, Munsayac 4, Pascua 4, Bugarin 4, I. Mendoza 0, Neri 0, Corilla 0.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa An NBA first: Every coach who started last season is back Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. With Arellano holding a slim 79-76 lead in the final 46.6 seconds, EAC still had a puncher’s chance until Francis Munsayac lost the ball to Kent Salado, who then passed the rock to Levi dela Cruz for an attempt.Though Dela Cruz would miss the fastbreak drive, Jervin Guzman was whistled for a looseball foul in the rebound play which took the air out of the Generals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Chiefs took advantage of EAC’s 31 fouls as they shot 30-of-47 from the charity stripe, including a 12-of-18 clip in the final 5:23.The Generals, in contrast, only shot 7-of-12 from the 15-foot line and even saw key players like Sidney Onwubere and Guzman foul out of the game. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Quarters: 24-22, 46-36, 63-52, 84-79. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netArellano kept itself in the Final Four race, staving off Emilio Aguinaldo College, 84-79, Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Michael Cañete unleashed a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Kent Salado fired 23 markers, five assists, and two boards as the Chiefs stayed alive with their 5-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_img Continue Reading Previous Rohde & Schwarz: new embedded oscilloscope family with 10-bit vertical resolutionNext Hyperstone announces DACOM West as distribution partner Conrad introduces the new IoT starter kit C-Control 10. Developed in collaboration with Elco Industrie Automation and Microtronics, the kit simplifies entry into the Internet of Things market, Industry 4.0, and digitization for enterprises and developers. It consists of the IoT board, an integrated M2M SIM, several sensors, general purpose analog and digital inputs, USB, SPI, UART, I2C and GPIO as well as a Bluetooth interface.In addition to an optional temperature recording, any sensors and actuators can be connected to the board. Data will be transferred to the Conrad Connect platform via GSM, which makes it accessible from the cloud. This allows for simple and cost-effective entry into M2M applications, even without mobile phone communication expertise. The functionality ranges from monitoring and diagnostics to maintenance and entire automation applications.The small 39 x 32 x 6mm module has its own operating system and is ready for immediate use. User applications can be designed immediately using readily available tools. Data transmission is AES-encrypted and with server authentication. The GSM module is implemented as an ultra-low power version to save energy. A LiPo battery with 520mAh serves as the power supply, which makes the box suitable for mobile use. The 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 based MCU supports low-power operation.The purpose of the board is for testing IoT concepts. For commercial implementation, Conrad Connect and Elco also offer a broad M2M portfolio. The platform c-control.elco-automation is available for programming, managing and monitoring the IoT starter kit C-Control 10. Furthermore, Conrad supports users with C-Consulting and the creation of proof of concepts.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more


first_imgCountry singer Chris Young has donated $100,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in the US.Young has set up a GoFundMe page for donations.“I have family and friends there and I’m fairly positive my house down there may have to be torn down as it was in one of the hardest hit areas by wind and flooding,” Young said. “But that’s the least of my concern. I’m worried about the people there. Like I said, my friends, family, neighbors and I want to help.“I’m pledging $100,000 to benefit the Red Cross in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane. All donations will be routed through the Chris Young Foundation to distribute directly to Harvey relief through the Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations.”To join Chris Young, visit his GoFundMe page here.last_img read more