Go Red for Women Luncheon set for Odessa

first_img Previous articleELDER: Where’s the common sense in ‘common sense’ gun laws?Next articleUTPB engineering building to be state of the art admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donna Hartley speaks at a recent Go Red for Women Luncheon event in Amarillo. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Mixing celebration with information, and fast facts with inspiring stories, the American Heart Association is set to hosts its Permian Basin Go Red for Women Luncheon in Odessa this May.The event is set for May 2 at Odessa Country Club. Donna Hartley is set to be featured as keynote speaker during the event, which will also feature a silent auction, a heart-healthy lunch and more involving the Go Red for Women campaign.“I’m excited,” Hartley said over the phone Monday.The annual event aims to raise awareness toward preventable heart health issues, and raise money for the American Heart Association.Individual tickets are available for $50 at PermianBasinGoRed.heart.org. Group tables and sponsorship opportunities are also available.Hartley is a former Miss Hawaii and actress who has survived cancer and open-heart surgery.“I love to do these because, being a heart survivor, I probably had only two weeks to live or I would’ve had a heart attack,” Hartley said. “So I want other people to become aware, so they check their heart before it gets to that crisis stage.”Hartley said she’s been a part of more than two dozen American Heart Association events.“It’s educational, along with people having a great time, seeing other friends, raising money, being aware, and passing it down from generation to generation to generation,” Hartley said.“It really is a valuable couple of hours. It could save your life, so that’s how valuable it is.”American Heart Association regional communications director Alex Bravata echoed Hartley’s description off the event.“It’s just a good way for women to connect and to learn more about their health,” she said.Bravata said money raised at the event will go toward the American Heart Association’s mission, which she said includes funding research and grants along with awareness-raising ventures.“Our main goal is to raise awareness about women’s heart health, because heart disease does kill one in three women, and I think a lot of people don’t realize that,” Bravata said.“Our goal is really just to raise awareness about heart disease in women, and in men. I think when they come to these events, they can expect some educational advice from speakers, and things like that. And we also want it to be a celebration as far as women coming together.”More Information Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Facebook By admin – April 7, 2018 Local News Go Red for Women Luncheon set for Odessa Twitter Home Local News Go Red for Women Luncheon set for Odessa OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Permian Basin Go Red.Permian Basin Go Red on Facebook.last_img read more

Coal Port-Expansion Sponsor in Washington State Puts Project on Hold

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Associated Press:The sponsor of a proposed Washington state coal port for shipments of the fuel to Asia is suspending work on an environmental review because of a Native American tribe’s concerns that the project could hurt its fishing rights.SSA Marine, which retains a 51 percent ownership of the project, said Friday it was halting the environmental review while it waits for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make a decision on the treaty rights of the Lummi Tribe.The Puget Sound port just south of the U.S.-Canada border would accommodate almost 60 million tons a year of coal and other commodities.Coal companies hope exports to Asia will shore up their industry, which has been battered by competition from cheap natural gas and more stringent restrictions on pollution caused by burning the fuel. Construction costs for the Gateway Pacific Terminal have been estimated at $700 million.The Lummi Nation has pressed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny the project’s permit because it would disrupt the tribe’s fishing practices. The proposal also has met strong opposition from environmental groups worried about the greenhouse gases and other pollutants produced by burning coal.Cloud Peak Energy bought a 49 percent stake in Gateway Pacific six months ago. The Wyoming company paid $2 million up front to SSA Marine and agreed to cover up to $30 million in permitting expenses, hoping to capitalize on the port to serve growing coal markets in Asia.The deal also included an option for the Crow Tribe to take a 5 percent stake in the port. Cloud Peak plans to build a major mine on the Crow Tribe’s southeastern Montana reservation and planned to move up to 18 million tons of fuel through Gateway Pacific.But the international coal market is experiencing a sudden and drastic decline. Cloud Peak last month took a $58 million loss on its investments in coal export projects including Gateway Pacific.Full article: Backer of proposed coal port stops work amid Lummi Tribe concerns Coal Port-Expansion Sponsor in Washington State Puts Project on Holdlast_img read more

Verbal abuse of kids ‘an offence’

first_imgStuff co.nz 28 May 2014Calling your 10-year-old daughter a whore should be recognised as a crime in the same way smacking is, a veteran police officer says.Detective Sergeant David Beattie, of New Plymouth, is fronting a call for legislation that recognises psychological abuse as an offence.This type of abuse was often worse than physical violence and had longer lasting implications for the victims, Beattie said.“I have examples of a father calling his 10-year-old daughter a “little whore” for misbehaving and the F word and the C word being regularly levelled at children,” he said.“What I’m suggesting is that this is a more serious offence than smacking yet legislation does not reflect that. It’s not about criminalising parents but protecting children.”As it stands using obscene and offensive language towards a child is only a criminal offence when there is a protection order in place.“I would like to see it as an offence to use this language towards a child under the age of 14 and to summons the parent to court.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/10091117/Verbal-abuse-of-kids-an-offencelast_img read more

BCCI should donate Rs 5 crore for Pulwama martyrs’ families: CK Khanna

first_imgNew Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting President CK Khanna on Sunday appealed Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai to contribute at least Rs 5 crore to the families of CRPF troopers who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack.”I have written to the CoA proposing at least Rs 5 crore for the families of the Pulwama terror attack martyrs,” Khanna told IANS over phone. It should be done through appropriate government agencies, he added.Khanna also proposed to observe a two-minute silence during the series opening Twenty20 International match between India and Australia at Visakhapatnam on February 24 besides the inauguration ceremony of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL).Earlier on Saturday, Irani Cup champions Vidarbha donated the entire prize money to the families of the martyrs.Former India opener Virender Sehwag announced to take care of education of martyrs’ children at his ‘Sehwag Intrernational School’.”We are saddened and join fellow Indian citizens in condemning the Pulwama terror attack. Our heartfelt condolences to families of martyrs,” Khanna wrote in his letter.On February 14, 40 CRPF personnel were martyred after a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden SUV into the bus carrying the troopers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Celebrity involvement has diverted attention from college coaches at heart of ‘Varsity Blues’ scandal

first_imgIf the parents involved had been ordinary rich people, then the “Varsity Blues” scandal would be positioned where it belongs: on the sports pages, near the very top of the list of the worst episodes in the history of college sports.Some of those rich people, though, also were famous: movie-star famous, TV-star famous, fashion-world famous, all of the varieties of fame that functioned to push this toward the lead of the network news and the cover of People magazine. This was doubly a shame. Because at the core of everything that happened, beyond the scheming admissions counselor and the megalomaniacal parents, there are the coaches who agreed to sell out their sports for money.MORE: Poll reveals most fans don’t think college football will happen this yearUnless you’re talking about Dave Bliss, there never has been a worse scandal in college sports. Because the sports involved are not football or men’s basketball, however, the coaches at the heart of this outrage are not receiving the contempt they’ve earned.(A mighty huge asterisk is warranted here: *Because Jerry Sandusky no longer was a Penn State coach when he was arrested and convicted, we’re not considering that horror for the purpose of this discussion.) The young men who denigrated the sport of college basketball in the 1950s point-shaving scandal at least had the excuse they weren’t paid for their athletic endeavors and perhaps had legitimate financial needs. The four college basketball coaches caught up in the 2017 FBI sting could rationalize they were taking money from a clueless mark who thought he’d invented a new way to build a sports agency. (The guy was an undercover FBI agent, and all four wound up with felony convictions).Jorge Salcedo, who pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering, had the best job in men’s college soccer. When the scandal broke in March 2019, he was in his 15th season as head coach at UCLA, the four-time national champions, the school that produced Brad Friedel, Carlos Bocanegra, Benny Feilhaber, Paul Caliguiri and Joe-Max Moore, the campus so beautiful it might have borrowed the blueprints from Eden.Salcedo was being paid a base salary of $227,000, and yet still he admitted to accepting $200,000 to facilitate the admission of two students to UCLA as soccer recruits. One was a young woman for whom an artificial soccer bio was created; another was a young man who did not play the sport.One of the underrated advantages of being a highly competitive athlete is the opportunity to receive preferred admissions from colleges that want to field winning teams in the sports they sponsor. Rick Singer, who operated a college counseling business, was aware of this. At some point, he decided to exploit this circumstance by bribing coaches to use their influence to secure special admissions on young people who either weren’t legitimate prospects as college athletes or weren’t athletes at all.The key to this scheme: coaches who were willing to take money to violate the most sacred tenets of their sports. One would hope such miscreants would be in short supply, particularly in an era of college athletics when money was not. At the high-major level, head coaches now are well-compensated, and not just those earning multimillion-dollar salaries in football and basketball.  Alas, Singer found willing participants at many elite universities.The former tennis coach at Georgetown, Gordon Ernst, was charged with accepting $2.7 million from Singer over a period of years. Ernst pleaded not guilty. Rudy Meredith was women’s soccer coach at Yale and allegedly received nearly $1 million in exchange for recommending admission for students with fabricated athletic credentials; he pleaded guilty in March 2019. There was a women’s soccer coach at Southern California, Ali Khosroshahin, and a tennis coach at Texas, Michael Center. They took plea deals.The public, largely, did not know any of these names before. And they’re still not known, because Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are. They were two of the many parents charged with involvement in the scheme. Huffman, one of the most honored television actors of the past two decades, was sentenced to 14 days in jail and served 11. Loughlin, a sitcom star married to fashion designer Mossimo Gianulli, agreed in May to serve a two-month sentence. Gianulli agreed to a five-month term.Those who follow college sports likely have heard of at least one of the Division I assistant coaches who pleaded guilty after the FBI investigation into the basketball talent game: Chuck Person or Book Richardson or Tony Bland or Lamont Evans. In general, they took less money than the “Varsity Blues” coaches in exchange for dubious promises to guide athletes to agent or money managers that mostly were unfulfilled.Plenty of incidents described in the Varsity Blues charges actually happened: Students were granted admission to many prestigious schools ahead of more deserving students — and certainly more deserving athletes. The victims included the schools themselves, those young people denied admission to their preferred universities and, more than anything, the institution of intercollegiate athletics. So many millions of young people have benefited from participating in soccer, tennis or swimming at the Division I level. The coaches willing to sell the integrity of that experience deserve far more scorn than they have received as a result of this scandal.They were able to execute these schemes because their sports did not enjoy high profiles, and that has helped them to remain obscure.In the colloquial sense of the word, that is a crime.last_img read more