GRC looks to engage students through LGBTQ History Month, Relationship Violence Awareness Month

first_imgThroughout the month of October, students will have the opportunity to collect free rainbow toothbrushes, stuffed unicorns, t-shirts and a variety of free food across campus.The reason? The Gender Relations Center is hosting a series of events to commemorate LGBTQ History Month and Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) this October.Sara Agostinelli, assistant director for LGBTQ student initiatives, said this is the first year the GRC is hosting events throughout LGBTQ History Month.“[We’re asking] how can we share information and knowledge about the history of LGBTQ people with campus, but also, how can we bring people together and just use it as an opportunity for people to engage with each other?” she said. “… As much as we’re giving away free things, we’re giving away information, and I think helping dispel things people might not know or misconceptions people might have.”Assistant director for outreach, student leadership and assessment John Johnstin is leading Relationship Violence Awareness Month efforts. He said the month’s biggest events include the Time to Heal Dinner, Kintsugi and a presentation on the effects of porn on relationships.“The biggest goal would be to raise awareness about the topic of relationship violence, discuss healing and provide resources,” Johnstin said in an email.Throughout the month, the GRC hopes to raise awareness around overlooked topics and issues on campus, Agostinelli said.“People might not know October is LGBTQ history month and I think it also allows us to engage with people and help bring that awareness,” she said. “As we move into November with Stand Against Hate Week — which is really about intersectionality and how you address that — I think it helps provides some nice foundational information that allows us to continue that work of why it’s important to all of campus.”For Johnstin, the most rewarding part of planning this month’s events has been “seeing how important this topic is to so many students.”“It is a topic that impacts so many people in so many ways but is not frequently discussed,” he said.Similarly, Agostinelli said many students may not have a broad knowledge of the LGBTQ community’s history. On Oct. 22 and Oct. 25, the GRC is hosting a trivia night to help educate students about LGBTQ history, she said.“I think it’s a fun way to invite people in who might not normally come to an LGBTQ event,” she said. “They’re going to have some prizes, so I think [we’re] kind of inviting people in to learn about that history, that maybe isn’t something they’ve learned whether in middle school, high school, their history classes now.”Planning for both RVAM and LGBTQ History Month began in August, Agostinelli said, and she and Johnstin have been working throughout the past few months to coordinate events.“I think our work is very intersectional,” she said. “And so we wanted to find some ways to tie the two months together … so kind of trying to mix it between educational events, social events, faith events. That way we can engage different students in different ways.”Overall, Agostinelli said she hopes the GRC’s events are able to engage a wide variety of students.“I think the hope is to engage different students at different times and spaces and in what calls to them,” she said. “For some students, a faith group is really what’s going to call to them and for others, it’s playing trivia for a rainbow toothbrush.”Tags: Gender Relations Center, GRC, LGBTQ History Month, Relationship Violence Awareness Monthlast_img read more

CARTS Offering Free Rides To Veterans, Active Military On Veterans Day

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – On Veterans Day all veterans and active military men and women can ride city fixed routes for free on the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System, CARTS.“Today and every day we would like to thank and honor our veterans and active military members, who define selfless service,” said Michele Westphal, Senior Project Coordinator of CARTS.For more information about CARTS, visit or, or call 800-388-6534. Share: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)last_img read more


first_imgGardeners are known to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. They’re eternal optimists. They always see the next year as being better than any before.So, for you gardeners, here are a few yard and garden resolutions – just for consideration, mind you! I know you have your own.Regardless of the type of yard or garden, proper planning is the key to success. Outstanding gardens and landscapes rarely happen by accident. So if you propose new plants for 2001, draw up a plan this winter.The No. 1 FactorPlease consider the No. 1 factor. How much water does it need? Other factors to consider are the height and spread, hardiness, preferred habitat and maintenance needs of the plants.Winter is a great time to put together a maintenance calendar, too, for existing landscape plantings and the vegetable garden. This will assure that they’re cared for properly and remain attractive and productive.Depending on what types of plants exist or may be in future plans, consider pruning, fertilizing, weed control, dividing and reseeding, and how these practices fit into your schedule.Pest Management, TooAnother important thing to put into your yard and garden resolutions should be sound pest management practices in 2001. Start by always identifying the problem, then looking at possible ways to manage it. Management may or may not include pesticide use.When using pesticides, resolve to always use extreme care and follow all label directions. The label tells you how to mix, apply, store and otherwise handle the product. Don’t assume pesticides will be the “cure-alls” to problems. Consider them as one potential tool in a complete plant-management program.Yard, Garden SoilsThink about improving yard and garden soils in 2001. Poor drainage, compaction, low pH (acidic), lack of nutrients and large amounts of clay are among the problems facing landscape and vegetable-garden soils. Consider soil testing, adding organic matter and following proper watering and fertilizing programs in 2001.One important resolution is to maintain your landscape with less water. Think about drip irrigation combined with mulches. You can’t beat it.Another gardening year, which saw a variety of problems showing up on yard and garden plantings, has passed. A lack of water was by far the most pressing problem in Georgia gardens.We’re still going to enjoy gardening. Let’s just do it more wisely.last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Hosts US-Chile Space Engagement Talks with USSPACECOM and US Space Force

first_imgBy U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs November 10, 2020 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) hosted U.S.-Chile Space Engagement Talks with U.S. military and Chilean representatives during separate virtual sessions October 28-29.The virtual talks served to reinforce the United States and Chile’s already strong security partnership while highlighting opportunities for cooperation in space — the fifth domain.Participants from the Chilean Air Force, U.S. Space Force, SOUTHCOM, and U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) took part in the talks.“Chile is one of U.S. Space Command’s strongest partners in Latin America,” said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Pete Atkinson, USSPACECOM chief of International Engagements.“Foundational to our partnership is promoting a safe, stable, sustainable, and secure space environment. We look forward to increased cooperation and collaboration with Chile as we go forward together.”The talks provided a platform for Chile to share its national goals for their military and civil space programs, and for the U.S. to identify opportunities to enhance integration and interoperability with this important South American partner.Both the U.S. and Chile are members of the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which promotes the peaceful international use and exploration of space.By facilitating dialogue on the topics of space situational awareness, cooperation, and planning, research and development, partnerships with the commercial space industry, and training and education, these talks strengthened each country’s respective space programs and support the safe and peaceful use of space worldwide.last_img read more

Allen, Norton & Blue wins Tallahassee Smoke-off

first_img June 1, 2006 Regular News Allen, Norton & Blue wins Tallahassee Smoke-off Allen, Norton & Blue wins Tallahassee Smoke-off Allen, Norton & Blue’s staff was all smiles after competing in the Second Annual Tallahassee Smoke-off to benefit the Girls and Boys Town of North Florida.The firm’s Tallahassee office competed with 17 other teams and took home first place in the general pork category and fourth place in the ribs category.The event raised nearly $6,000 for the Girls and Boys Town of North Florida, which is dedicated to providing children with a safe, caring, and loving environment where they can gain confidence to get better and learn skills to become productive citizens.Member of the winning team included Mark Bonfanti, Tom Hoffer, Michael Mattimore, Luke Savage, Avery McKnight, Jason Vail, Mark Thomas, and Robert Larkin.last_img read more

Vinkovci started the process of branding Vinkovci as a tourist destination

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the city of Vinkovci has started the process of branding Vinkovci as a tourist desirable destination.The need for branding was also recognized by the CNTB, which, according to the CNTB’s Public Invitation for tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas, granted support in the amount of HRK 60.000,00, while the rest of the necessary funds will be provided from the budget of Vinkovci. The Institute for Tourism is in charge of drafting the branding project, which has so far been involved in drafting various documentation in Vukovar-Srijem County, as well as in drafting the Master Plan for Tourism Development in the city of Vinkovci.The goal of the project is to raise the level of recognizability of Vinkovci in the tourist market and give guidelines for creating an offer that will ‘revive’ the brand and attract more guests, and the document will analyze the current state of marketing in the destination, develop a brand concept and promotion strategy. ” Branding is a process, it’s not just a logo and slogan. It is a long-term process because we give the brand a promise that must be delivered to the destination. The whole destination has to tell the story of that brand. This document is the guideline and core of the entire brand, and thus the starting point for all day promotional activities and the development of the entire tourist offer that should be adapted to the uniqueness that Vinkovci offers and what distinguishes them from other destinations.”Said the project manager, Ph.D. Snježana Boranić Živoder from the Institute of Tourism.For the needs of the project, two surveys were conducted. The first, which referred to the survey of perceptions about the city of Vinkovci among the people of Zagreb, showed that the first associations with Vinkovci were: Vinkovci Autumns, Slavonia, Slavonians, East and the song ‘Come to Vinkovci’. Among the predefined associations, the respondents most often singled out: Vinkovci Autumn, Slavonia, NK Cibalia, gastronomy and railway. The people of Zagreb mostly agree with the claims that ‘Vinkovci is an experience of Slavonia’, ‘City of tradition and customs’ and ‘city of rich cultural and historical heritage’. The most associated with Vinkovci are gold, yellow and green.Another study showed that Vinkovci has been mentioned about 2 times in the online media in the last four months, about 900 times in the context of tourism. They are mostly mentioned in Croatian, less in English and very modestly in German and Slovenian.This is the first foundation for the strategic and sustainable development of a tourist destination, of course if the document is made with quality and does not remain somewhere in the drawer to collect dust. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2017.Related news:VINKOVCI AS THE OLDEST CITY IN EUROPE MUST BE THE MAIN STAR OF EUROPEAN TOURISM,VINKOVCI AS THE OLDEST CITY IN EUROPE MUST BE THE MAIN STAR OF EUROPEAN TOURISMlast_img read more

BT chooses Gazeley as JV partner for Rugby scheme

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Tenants are forking out as much as $3000 a week for Queensland’s ritziest rentals

first_imgThis apartment at 96 Buckingham St, Surry Hills, is available for rent for $1150 a week. Picture: fact, we’ve found one at 96 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills, for $1150 a weekThat doesn’t include furniture, although you do get a tiny courtyard. This penthouse at 3801-21 Mary St, Brisbane, is available for rent for $2750 a week. Picture: bad when you consider 3801/21 Mary Street also comes with five big bedrooms, a cinema room, 500-bottle wine cellar and 360 degree views. This house at 1053 Edgecliff Rd, Sanctuary Cove, is available for rent for $950 a week. Picture: it’s available for $950 a week for the first six months of the lease, before increasing to $1000 a week thereafter.For about the same price in Sydney, you’d be lucky to get a two-bedroom apartment. One of the 11 bedrooms at 21 Box St, Buderim. Picture: $3,250 a week, you can rent out an 11 bedroom, 10 bathroom house with magical views on 3.8ha of bamboo water gardens and rainforest.Located on Buderim Mountain, ‘Aquila’ at 21 Box Street, Buderim, has nine ensuited bedrooms — all with private decks, patios or rainforest gardens — and a caretaker’s cottage. There’s plenty of room for friends and family, with space for 20 cars. Horror slump for Queensland home starts Record price for superb renovation Inner city unit priced at just $130K The rooftop pool at 3801-21 Mary St, Brisbane, which is available for rent for $2750 a week. Picture: from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoFor $2200 a week, you can rent something with a bit more character in one of Brisbane’s best suburbs. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This apartment at 96 Buckingham St, Surry Hills, is available for rent for $1150 a week. Picture: can definitely get more bang for your buck in the Sunshine State.Real Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella said it was a good time to be a renter in Queensland.“At the moment, it is arguably a renter’s market,” she said.“We’re actually finding rents are either quite flat or are coming down. We’ve been hearing stories of rental incentives, particularly in certain parts of Brisbane.”Space Property Agents executive leasing new business manager Jennifer Grainger agreed landlords were going to greater lengths to attract and retain tenants, such as making improvements to their properties, getting professional photographs taken and offering incentives such as reduced rent.Follow Liz Tilley on Twitter @liztilley84 This house at 162 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, is available for rent for $2200 a week. Picture: historic Queenslander at 162 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, is for lease, with all the classic features of its era such as pressed metal ceilings and ornate cornicing.Built in 1910, the beautifully refurbished five-bedroom, three-bathroom house recently sold for $3.4 million.‘Tavistock’ is on 1500sq m of landscaped grounds and includes a 12 metre swimming pool and full size tennis court. This house at 1053 Edgecliff Rd, Sanctuary Cove, is available for rent for $950 a week. Picture: house at 1053 Edgecliff Drive, Sanctuary Cove, has four bedrooms, a study, a theatre room and an inground pool. The tennis court at 162 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, which is available for rent for $2200 a week. Picture: the Gold Coast, a large waterfront home with a private pontoon is up for rent at a reduced price. This house at 21 Box St, Buderim, is available for rent for $3250 a week. Picture: are forking out as much as $3000 a week to rent some of Queensland’s most luxurious homes.If you thought your rent was getting out of hand, chances are it’s nothing compared to the top end of town, where ritzy rental properties can fetch a regular person’s annual salary in a month.But living a life of luxury in Queensland can come cheaper than you think, with the rental market starting to come off the boil and landlords reducing rents in a bid to lure tenants.One of the state’s most expensive rentals on the market right now is a massive private retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This house at 21 Box St, Buderim, is available for rent for $3250 a week. Picture: the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, you can rent a penthouse spanning two floors with a private rooftop pool for $2750 a week.last_img read more

Big family home ticks all the right boxes

first_imgThe kitchen at 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale.Mr Zou said the best place to gather wasn’t inside.“The pool — I really enjoyed it. It was a highlight for barbecues with family and friends for parties,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Zou said the house also got the tick of approval from one very special member of his crew.“I’ve got a big dog and because it’s a corner block with a big garden area, the dog was very happy to have a space to run.” The home at 2 Windermere Cres, Carindale.SOMETIMES the tick-list of must haves is simple — plenty of floor area, good-quality finishes, more than enough bedrooms and great suburban facilities.Combine those with a pool and huge yard and you’ll see why 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale will attract family buyers.Roger Zou said he loved sharing the home with his family for three years, and with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal and informal living areas plus a large rear patio, there was heaps of space for everyone. The dining room at 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale.Mr Zou said while the home was great, the suburb was also a massive drawcard, with easy access to infrastructure services and facilities.“I really loved that it was a very quiet place to live but still close to the highway and the shopping centre — it’s very convenient,” he said.Around two years ago, Mr Zou and his family moved to Melbourne and a decision to keep the property as an investment proved savvy.center_img The pool at 2 Windermere Crescent, Carindale.“The tenants were good and in Brisbane the rental return is high, so it brought in a good cash flow, (which) was much higher than the interest I paid at the bank,” he said.Mr Zou said saying goodbye to the home was emotional.“It will be sad — there are many memories from there. It’s actually the second property I lived in after I moved to Australia,” he said.last_img read more

Upgrading Coaches Corner

first_imgI am sure by now, if you live in the Batesville area, you are aware that WRBI and ETC have joined forces in bringing some of the local sports programs to TV.  Coaches Corner joined with ETC last spring to rebroadcast the show on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Coaches Corner is still live on radio on Monday nights from 6 – 7.  Aaron Black of ETC is at Ison’s every Monday night to video the show for rebroadcast on ETC home channel on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.  Check your local listings for times!  It has been announced that live broadcasts may follow soon.  Many local schools could be featured in these live broadcasts of high school athletic events.  This, of course, is still in the infant stage.  Even though Coaches Corner has not changed a lot since 1980, you can see that technology is helping bring Coaches Corner to new avenues.  Hopefully, this will also bring about new fans.  As equipment improves, who knows what the future might hold?  Just a few years ago, TV cameras were huge and extremely expensive; and now, the same equipment is much smaller and less expensive.  Other cities are already bringing their local high school sports to TV.  Stay tuned.  We could be next!last_img read more