Rowing Places 14 Student-Athletes On 2016 MAAC Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team

first_img Miranda Peterson So. Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Duluth, Minn. EDISON, N.J. –The Drake University rowing team had 14 student-athletes selected to the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team, the MAAC office announced Wednesday. A total of 120 student-athletes comprise the team. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Below is a list of Drake honorees. Gabrielle Brodek Jr. Environmental Science & Nutrition Hampden, Maine Jessica Rebischke So. Actuarial Science & Finance Lakeville, Minn. Laura Claydon So. Psychology & Sociology Eagle, Colo. Emily Householter RSr. Pharmacy Wheaton, Ill. Sarah Frantik So. Actuarial Science & Music Oswego, Ill. Sadie Robb So. Pre-Pharmacy Norwood, Iowa Bri Varela Sr. Elementary Education Olathe, Kan.center_img Sarah Larson Jr. Biology Watertown, S.D. Alex Lueck Sr. Actuarial Science & Finance West Allis, Wis. Julie Shipley So. Radio & T.V. Production, Psychology St. Louis, Mo. Ashley Beall Sr. English & Public Relations Irvine, Calif. Name Year Major Hometown Kerstin Donat Jr. International Relations Vilsbiburg, Germany Elaine Fickau So. Public Relations Mukwonago, Wis. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal features strongly in national #YourCouncil campaign

first_imgDonegal County Council staff are featuring strongly in the new national #YourCouncil campaign which aims to highlight the work done by Councils right across the country. Film crews visited Donegal for three days in July and filmed at a number of locations capturing the diverse range of services provided by the Council.“Councils provide hundreds of services every day and our work affects everyone’s daily life and communities all over the country,” says Brigid Fitzgerald, Communications Officer with the Local Government Management Agency. “Still, many people know only a limited amount about what local councils do or how they can engage with and make use of Council services and the #YourCouncil campaign aims to change that”.Scenes were filmed along Letterkenny Main Street where well-known Traffic Warden Jackie McCrudden was on duty as well as at the Town Park in Letterkenny where the Parks Team were tending to their duties keeping the park in pristine condition.“The crew travelled west filming along the stunning Gweebara Bay capturing scenes from the major roadworks which were underway on the N56 between Dungloe and Glenties and night-time roadworks in Dungloe town in preparation for the world-famous Mary from Dungloe Festival.Filming also took place at Stranorlar Recycling Centre and the Finn Valley Leisure Centre before the crew travelled north to Inishowen stopping off at Greencastle to film a stunning piece of outdoor theatre ‘Shaking the Tale: The Winter’s Tale’ as part of Earagail Arts Festival. The crew travelled to Carndonagh where they were welcomed at the library before heading to the Colgan Hall to capture community life at its best.They also filmed a night time callout from Carndonagh Fire Station.  The crews visit concluded in Donegal Town where they visited a Housing Scheme currently under construction.“We are delighted to see Donegal featured strongly in this campaign and many of the scenes filmed in Donegal have made the final cut,” says the Councils Communications Manager Anne Marie Conlon.The campaign centres around two short videos designed for use on social media channels and other digital platforms along with a variety of other creative assets such as images, posts and gifs.“Through this campaign, which is being delivered by the 31 local authorities around the country, we hope to engage and inform communities about where and how to access local services and supports,” says Conlon. “I would like to thank the staff involved for their support and co-operation in the production of these videos.  It is great to get such a comprehensive view of the diverse range of activities that Councils are involved in and to have Donegal featured so strongly is a great bonus for us.”Join the campaign by following #YourCouncil social media posts online and watching and sharing the videos.For information on the services your council provides, check out www.donegalcoco.ieDonegal features strongly in national #YourCouncil campaign was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Farce for farce’s sake

first_imgThe cast of Boeing Boeing. (Image: Suzy Bernstein) MEDIA CONTACTS • Theatre on the Bay +27 21 438 3301 [email protected] RELATED ARTICLES • South African theatre• New Afrikaans film a hit• New Fugard play takes to stage• Opera for and from AfricaChris ThurmanYou have to be in the right mood when you go to the theatre to watch a farce. If you’re grumpy, or angry, or tired, or stressed – or terribly serious for whatever reason – then slapstick comedy, mistaken identities, bawdy puns and caricatured characters are likely to get on your nerves.The counter-argument, of course, is that it’s precisely when you’re feeling low that you need a medicinal dose of silliness: laughter for laughter’s sake has beneficial side-effects. If that’s the case, then it would make sense that farce on the South African stage is a popular phenomenon.After all, South Africans tend to consider themselves a fairly anxious nation – or, to put it differently, life in this country can be anxiety-invoking in ways more extreme than in other corners of the world.This is starting to sound like a terribly boring upper-middle-class gripe. And, when you think about it, isn’t the light escapism of farce a bourgeois indulgence? Laughing at the onstage antics of fictional characters who have their provenance thousands of miles away might make local audience members feel better, but it doesn’t address local problems. It doesn’t help the street child outside the theatre, doesn’t treat the mother with Aids, doesn’t prevent the father from breaking the law.Yet such Marxist moralising isn’t quite an appropriate response either. One of the lessons that South Africa’s artists learned under apartheid was that not every creative impulse can be conscripted to the cause of opposing social ills. This applies to theatre as much as other art forms. As Albie Sachs famously asked in the early days of South Africa’s transition to democracy: “What are we fighting for, if not the right to express our humanity in all its forms, including our sense of fun and our capacity for love and tenderness and our appreciation of beauty?”Again, however, that declaration won’t quite do, because there is no place for sentiment when it comes to matters farcical – love and tenderness and beauty get short shrift. In fact, the absurd world of farce often reflects an unjust cosmos, one in which people lie and cheat and more often than not get away with their deception. The situations in which characters find themselves may be far-fetched, but farce simply reinforces how ridiculously unfair life can be.Viewed like this, farce is not so silly after all: it is simply a distorting mirror that reflects our society in comic extremes. But comic is the key word, because farces always end happily – they offer us a brief respite, a few hours of comfort and consolation.What, you may be wondering, has prompted these reflections? Well, the short answer contains only two words (actually, one word twice over): Boeing Boeing.Boeing Boeing is a farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti, translated into English and first performed in London in the early 1960s. It dates to that era when international air travel was a glamorous affair, symbolised by perfectly coiffed air hostesses whose jet-setting life was much envied and admired.Bernard, the play’s protagonist, has managed to secure himself not one but three air hostesses as fiancées (an arrangement about which they are all ignorant) and he manages to keep up the façade of monogamy with the help of Bertha – his longsuffering, slightly embittered and decidedly melodramatic housekeeper – and a reliable travel timetable, ensuring that his fiancées are never near his Parisian flat at the same time.Things fall apart with the arrival of his bumbling schoolfriend, Robert, whose appearance coincides with the introduction of Boeing jets to the various airlines for which his fiancées work; because the new aeroplane is faster, they no longer follow the old schedule. The result is an entertaining clash of personalities and nationalities, as British Bernard and Robert (with the reluctant aid of French Bertha) try to ensure that the American Gloria, the Italian Gabriella and the German Gretchen don’t meet.Boeing Boeing has been revived many times on stage and screen, but its latest incarnation is specifically South African – the Anglo-European-American dynamic has been preserved, but is given new life by the interpretation of a talented group of local actors. After completing a season at the Montecasino theatre in Johannesburg, the play has now moved to Cape Town’s Theatre on the Bay, where it will no doubt delight Capetonian audiences.As with most farces, this production starts slowly: Robert Fridjhon’s debonair Bernard is complacent in his infidelity as he sends Gloria (Jo Galloway) off to the airport, even though he already faces complaints from Louise Saint-Claire’s Bertha in her over-the-top French accent. With the arrival onstage of Alan Committie in the role of Robert, however, the comedy begins in earnest.Committie is the glue that holds the play together. Robert remains onstage for most of the rest of the play, while the other characters enter and exit from the seven doors surrounding him. Those who have seen his one-man shows will recognise some classic (and no doubt unscripted) Committie-isms interpolated into the action.Nina Lucy Wylde, as Gretchen, and Bronywn Leigh Gottwald, as Gabriella, both reinforce and subvert the national stereotypes associated with their characters – to great effect. Gottwald’s Gabriella is a stern but feisty Alitalia hostess; Wylde’s Gretchen, while demonstrating the Germanic sincerity one might expect of a Lufthansa employee, is also prone to fits of passion and flighty declarations of love.* Boeing Boeing is at the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town until 5 June.last_img read more

@eJosephSnowden Is Not Edward Snowden—But Who’s Behind The Account?

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos One of the world’s most wanted men is on the lam … and tweeting about it. At least that is what one satirist would have us believe.Various influential types in the digital-privacy space have declared @eJosephSnowden a fake—including Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who won Snowden’s trust and broke the PRISM story last month. Yet the satirical account has 20,000-plus followers, which suggests it still fooling the masses.Journalists, teachers, authors, celebrities like Adam Baldwin and Roseanne Barr, and even John McAfee have tweeted at the handle as if it is real. (Twitter’s interface, which suggests accounts based on name matches without prompting a closer look at mentioned accounts, may be at least partly at fault here.)The Verge law and privacy journalist Matt Stroud follows the account, as does esteemed law professor Lawrence Lessig. To be fair, they may be curious or entertained, rather than duped. The account does tweet news and opinion someone like Snowden would share, which is done by design. Other tweets, however, are clearly inflammatory. Take this tweet from last week, for example:  That was likely a piece of Swiftian satire, meant to mock critical coverage of Greenwald, Bradley Manning, and WikiLeaks figure Julian Assange. Yet it managed to fool and anger a few people, including one woman in Canada who took issue with it: So who is @EJosephSnowden?The account is actually controlled by a writer at the Internet Chronicle, a site which mixes the obscene satire like Encyclopedia Dramatica with the fake-news coverage of The Onion to cover topics of interest to hackers and Internet-rights activists.Going by the name “Ed Snowden,” in a blog post last month about the twitter account titled “SNOW JOB: Being Edward Snowden,” the account holder writes that he was inspired by the “too-impulsive media environment” in creating the account. “Too-impulsive media environment” may be the wrong way to describe this Twitter fascination.“To anyone who understood the implications of Snowden’s claims, the very existence of a Twitter account at all should have seemed impossible and thereby ironic,” writes Ed Snowden, who describes the tweets themselves as a “cartoonishly radical caricature of the e-dissident.”A case of people seeing what they want to see? Sure.  But one detail doesn’t square with this version of events. The account has been tweeting since 2011, so if it’s a fake, it was one created long before Snowden leaked NSA documents and outed himself. The Twitter account used to operate under a different name and tweeted material related to the Internet Chronicle. That explains all the older tweets, pre-PRISM scandal, comprised almost entirely of links to articles on the satire site, like this one about Gawker writer Adrian Chen dying in a car crash. And then there is this one, which is oddly pertinent even with the name change: Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification fruzsina eordogh Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Act Sooner

first_imgActing sooner is better than acting later.Begin nurturing your dream clients sooner. The longer you wait to engage with your very best (even if they’re your coldest prospective customers) the longer it will take you to win their business. Start nurturing sooner.You want to engage all the stakeholders who are going weigh in on a decision to select you and your solution sooner. The deeper you get into discovery work, the more likely that the stakeholders whose needs you have not addressed in discovery will begin to resist the change you are selling. The sooner you build consensus, the faster you win an opportunity.The sooner you bring your executive management team into an opportunity, the sooner you demonstrate your company’s commitment to serving your dream client. Involving your leadership team also means that you begin to build the necessary consensus inside your business sooner, massively increasing your odds of winning and massively increasing your chances of executing. Bring your resources to bear on an opportunity sooner.The sooner you gain the commitments you need to move your prospective dream client through their decision-making process, the faster you win the opportunity that you create. The more time it takes you to gain these commitments, the more time you will have lost, and the more time your prospective client will have lost when it comes to getting the better results you can provide. Gain the commitments you need sooner.The sooner you discuss the necessary investment, the sooner you can begin to justify the difference between price and cost. The sooner you establish that you are focused on strategic outcomes, the sooner your dream client will recognize that there is a difference between your price and their cost, as well as a difference between your price and your competitor’s lower price (if that be the case). The sooner you help them justify the difference, the greater likelihood you have of gaining the necessary investment to deliver the results.In all things regarding human relationships slow is fast and fast is slow. But don’t let this truth make you believe that waiting is an effective strategy. The sooner you do what is necessary, the better. The longer you resist doing what you need to do, the more you put at risk the outcomes you seek.last_img read more

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