Peace Corps Palooza at CU-Boulder March 11

first_img Published: March 5, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Thinking about joining the Peace Corps? Learn about the experience from Peace Corps volunteers who have served all over the world, during the Peace Corps Palooza on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. The event will include round table discussions, snacks, information sessions and a keynote speech from Ryan Van Duzer, a CU-Boulder and Peace Corps alumnus who served in Honduras.After finishing his service in Honduras, Van Duzer rode his bike home from Honduras to Colorado. He works as a Bike Advocate and also as a TV Host/Presenter. He has produced and hosted over 70 videos for the Travel Channel and also worked with NPR, National Geographic and the History Channel.”The Peace Corps offers graduates a chance to travel abroad — expenses paid —  and work at the grass root level in all types of communities,” said Cedar Wolf, director of the Peace Corps recruiting office. “If this sounds good to you, definitely come to the Palooza and learn more.”Students will have the opportunity to talk with Peace Corps volunteers who have served in locations across the globe, including Guinea, Senegal, Swaziland, Ecuador, Ghana, Togo, Nepal, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Mali and the Philippines.CU-Boulder ranked No. 4 nationally in 2013 for graduates serving in the Peace Corps with 93 alumni posted in 43 countries. For a decade, CU-Boulder has been in the top four as a volunteer-producing school. CU-Boulder’s overall Peace Corps participation is ranked the fifth highest of all time with 2,353 alumni having served since 1961.Schedule of Events: 5:45-6:00 Doors Open6:00-6:05 Event Begins6:05-6:20 Dance Performance by Dance of the Heart6:20-6:30 Cedar Wolf, “The Peace Corps Legacy”6:30-6:40 Ryan Van Duzer, RPCV Honduras6:40-6:50 Dance of the Heart Closing Performance6:50-8:00 Peace Corps Open House – RPCV & Student Round Table Discussions; Students Invited to Visit Info Booths and Display TableSeveral other student and community organizations will also be represented at Palooza, including AmeriCorps, Intercambio, Volunteer Resource Center, Cross-Cultural Solutions, Study Abroad, Engineers without Borders, Peace Corps Master’s International and Empower Women in Africa.For more information visit Visit the CU-Boulder Peace Corps event page on Facebook.last_img read more

Fowler now needs help just getting in majors

first_imgThere was a time when being side-by-side with Tiger Woods at a major was a good sign. That wasn’t the case for Rickie Fowler, mainly because they were nowhere near a golf course. Woods was watching the Masters from home in Florida while recovering from broken bones in his legs, the worst of more than a decade of injuries. Fowler was watching with him because for the first time in a decade he wasn’t eligible to play. At least he gets a chance in the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, courtesy of a special invitation that received more attention than it warranted, mainly because of who he is. Still to be determined is whether Fowler will be at Torrey Pines next month for the U.S. Open. He hasn’t missed it since his rookie year when he didn’t make it through qualifying. “It’s been humbling,” Fowler said. “For someone who’s been positive, when you go this long through a low point, it tests all facets of life.” How long? He has gone 49 tournaments worldwide since he last won, the Phoenix Open, moving him to No. 8 in the world. He has gone 29 tournaments since he last finished in the top 10, at The American Express, that one moving him back into the top 25. He now is No. 122, his lowest ranking in more than 11 years. He goes into the PGA Championship having missed his last two cuts. Now it’s a matter of finding his way back from what can either be described as a process, a journey or a grind. “You can pick them all. It’s been a bit of everything,” Fowler said. “A big part of it was playing too much golf swing, which needed to be done early on. But I think it went on for too long. Now it’s back to playing golf and hitting shots.” Fowler looking to worry less, ‘play golf’ more The invitation to the PGA Championship was not surprising. The PGA of America takes players from the last Ryder Cup team if they’re still among the top 100 in the world — Fowler was just outside it at the time — and any player just outside the top 100 as it tries to make sure no one cracks the top 100 at the last minute. Fowler stands out mainly because of his popularity, which has led to some of the biggest endorsement deals, along with no shortage of commercials. Fowler makes people notice. That’s not always a good thing. Jordan Spieth can relate. He went three full seasons without winning as he coped with the first real struggle he’s had in golf. Spieth finally turned it around early this year, and he capped it with a victory in the Texas Open. “For him — and I think for me, too — the most difficult thing about struggling is when you’ve had a lot of success and it’s then almost impossible to struggle in silence, in darkness,” Spieth said. “There’s just going to be so much noise around and so much emphasis on results versus the true understanding of what your end goal is and how much time that can take in golf.” The change began toward the end of 2019 when Fowler decided to change coaches from Butch Harmon to John Tillery, who also works with Kevin Kisner. It didn’t help that golf shut down for three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The farther he fell, the greater the struggle. “It’s not like he’s giving me bad information or we’re working on the wrong things,” Fowler said. “We’re all out here to try to be better. Sometimes it doesn’t work out as quickly as you want. It’s unfortunate that it has taken this long. As the same time, it’s been humbling. You learn a lot when you’re at tough points. These are things that can make or break you. They test you. “I’m still upright and moving forward.” Nick Faldo took a jab at Fowler when he didn’t make it to the Masters, suggesting in a tweet that he would have more time to shoot commercials with his many sponsors. Faldo later said he was trying to motivate him. Fowler didn’t bother to respond, even when pressed. With nine worldwide wins, including The Players Championship and a FedEx Cup playoff event, perhaps the greatest trait of the 32-year-old Californian is being unfailingly polite. That stems from growing up in a family that rarely spoke negative words. His father, Rod, says one of the early influences for his son was seven-time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath. “Rickie grew up around him. Jeremy was very humble. He let his bike do the talking,” Rod Fowler said. News & Opinion PGA: Kiawah’s Ocean Course, hole by hole BY Associated Press  — May 15, 2021 at 2:18 PM A hole-by-hole look at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, site of the 103rd PGA Championship to be played May 20-23. The clubs have been silent lately. Except for a few nagging injuries that slowed Fowler, this is his first real struggle. Fowler said he’s had close friends ask him if everything is OK outside the ropes, and that’s as frustrating as anything. He married Allison Stokke, who rivals him in positive thinking, in the fall of 2019. “You get people from the outside making comments, ‘It’s because of this, it must be something at home.’ My life is awesome,” Fowler said with a big grin. “I’m just not getting the ball in the hole very well right now.” Fowler’s last top 10 in a major was at Royal Portrush two years ago, which assured him a spot in this year’s British Open at Royal St. George’s. He has been runner-up three times in the majors, and had a 50-foot eagle putt on the final hole in the 2014 PGA Championship that would have forced a playoff with Rory McIlroy. He three-putted and tied for third. McIlroy said slumps can end without notice, though rarely without putting in the work. Fowler feels he has put in plenty of time. He’s still waiting to see it pay off. “Rickie always sees the brighter side of things,” former PGA champion and golf savant Jason Dufner said. “I know he hasn’t played his best. I know he can turn the corner. I don’t ever think it’s as far away as people think.”last_img read more


first_img At Phyllis’ request, a private committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.Complete and updated information may be found at: Cherishing Phyllis more as an older sister than a first cousin are Nancy Singleton Williams of Beaumont; Barbara Travis DeVillier of Groves; Sue Travis Smith of Lake Limestone, and Marguerite Ciccosanti Weatherall and Woodrow Mabry, both of The Woodlands. Next UpBetween her years in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Phyllis resided in Bryan. She was secretary to the Texas A&M athletic director at one time and retired as office manager at Resources Research, Inc. She was a former member of the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild and an accomplished artist.Survivors are her husband, Billy Tom Rand of Beaumont and her brothers and their wives, Ray and Bonnie Faircloth, Darcey and Cheryl Faircloth, and Terry and Sue Faircloth, all of Lufkin; stepchildren, Dianna Rand Farrar, Scott Rand, and Mark Rand provided countless hours of devoted care to Phyllis during her final illness.center_img Phyllis Taylor Rand, a native of Port Arthur, died Sunday in Beaumont at age 84. She was member of the Class of 1950 at Thomas Jefferson high school where she was in the Red Hussars drum and bugle corps.Phyllis was the daughter of Catherine Frensley and Darcey Pierce Faircloth and the beloved step-daughter of Scott B. (Bennie) Herrin. Also preceding her in death was her son, John Scott Eddy.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgChris Christie to stump for Brownback in Mission Hills. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who welcomed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum to Kansas this month as part of his reelection campaign, will be joined by another Republican with a national profile on the stump in August. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the subject of frequent speculation about potential presidential candidates, will visit Kansas for an event with Brownback Aug. 20 at the Mission Hills home of Drs. Donna and Daniel Thomas. The suggested minimum contribution to attend the event is $25,000, according to the invitation published by the Wall Street Journal — which notes that “contributions in any amount by individuals or corporations are acceptable.” [Christie to Visit Kansas, Oklahoma Ahead of November Elections — Wall Street Journal]Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau seeking young artists for competition. The Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau has put out a call for young artists to apply to show their work at the Arts & Eats Festival scheduled for Sept. 19-20. Information on the application process is available here.Concert at Shawnee Indian Mission Aug. 8. A concert by the Anchovy Fishermen will be held at the Shawnee Indian Mission on Aug. 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fairway Parks and Recreation said the previously listed date of July 25 was incorrect, so you get another chance to catch this group in concert.Roeland Park Aquatic Center food drive ends this week.  The Roeland Park Aquatic Center food drive that concludes this week with the theme of peanut butter.  All donated items must be non perishable, sealed and with the expiration date. Donors can add to the bucket of a favorite lifeguard or staff member.last_img read more

Design team invite for Volga-Dnepr winners

first_imgThe winning team, which comprised of Sergey Borovykh, Nikolay Turbin and Ilya Ageev, presented a 200-page project for the design of a ‘Heavy Transport Aircraft Concept with New Aerodynamic Configuration’.Their proposal consisted of a full description and design solutions for a triplane aircraft of the AN-225 ‘Mriya’ type. The twin-boom designed aircraft with external loading capability is designed to carry super heavy and outsize cargo suspended under a centre wing section between two fuselages. The winners have now been invited to join the Volga-Dnepr design bureau team.The second prize went to a team from Stuttgart in Germany that consisted of pilot Herd-Dieter Manfred Schmidt, flight instructor Manuel Schmidt and assistant professor Gunter Faust.”We launched this contest for everyone who cares about the future of transport aviation, who aspires to contribute to its development, and who has the energy and knowledge to do this,” said Artem Aroutyunov, deputy technical director and head of the design bureau at Volga-Dnepr Group.”Through this exercise…we have received interesting, complex and detailed projects for transport aircraft and engine units from Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Serbia and Ukraine. The best of them are real design solutions to be applied in the aviation industry,” he added.Alexey Komarov, a graduate of Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, was awarded a special prize for his ‘future airlifter’ concept. The aircraft model he designed was exhibited on Volga-Dnepr Group’s exhibition stand during IATF-2014.The contest committee was headed by Victor Tolmachev, technical director of Volga-Dnepr Group and chief designer of the unique AN-124 transport aircraft, who celebrated his 80th birthday this month. The winning design. www.volga-dnepr.comlast_img read more

Your Kids’ Odds of Becoming a Pro Athlete in All the Major Sports

first_imgIt’s no surprise that your kids’ odds of becoming a pro athlete are VERY slim, no matter how good they seem in high school.Well, there’s a new study called ‘The Odds of Success,’ and it has some actual numbers to demonstrate just how long those odds are.  Here’s how it breaks down for each major sport . . .1.  Men’s Ice Hockey, 1-in-5982.  Baseball, 1-in-6593.  Football, 1-in-4,2334.  Men’s Soccer, 1-in-5,7685.  Men’s Basketball, 1-in-11,7716.  Women’s Basketball, 1-in-13,015There are also some other stats . . . like you have a 1-in-20 MILLION chance of becoming a SAINT.  A real saint, not a New Orleans Saint.And you’re 3.4-times more likely to die by lightning strike than to be elected to the U.S. Congress . . . although, there are plenty of other jobs where you can sit around doing nothing that are easier to get.last_img read more

A Guy Gets Five Years in Prison, Because He Left His Trial Before the Jury Found Him Innocent

first_imgIt really pays to be optimistic.  Which this guy learned the hard way . . .49-year-old Allen Cochran was in court last week in Norfolk, Virginia, facing two felony charges.He was accused of stealing $33 worth of sharp cheddar cheese from a grocery store in 2015.  And the second charge was for not showing up at a previous court hearing.The good news for Allen is the jury found him NOT GUILTY of stealing the cheese.  But unfortunately, he wasn’t there to hear the verdict . . . because he didn’t show up.Apparently he sat through the whole trial last Thursday.  But he didn’t come back for the verdict on Friday, because he thought they’d find him guilty.The crazy part is he probably wouldn’t have faced ANY jail time for the other charge.  But when he didn’t show up for the verdict, the jury decided to give him the maximum sentence of FIVE YEARS in jail.Now he’s on the run.  As of last night, the cops were still trying to track him down.last_img read more

AU prioritises peace, security in Africa

first_img1 February 2011The African Union emphasised the importance of peace and security on the continent as the pan-African bloc ended a summit that was dominated by discussions on Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt.The 16th African Union (AU) summit concluded late on Monday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa after adopting a series of decisions and declarations concerning Africa’s development, peace and security.Major issues of concern for African leaders included the situation in Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Tunisia, according to a document situation adopted by AU leaders during the summit.On the situation in Cote d’Ivoire, the African leaders expressed their deep concern for the crisis, while encouraging the AU Commission and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to continue with their efforts to find a solution to the impasse.During the summit, AU’s Peace and Security Council decided to set up a panel to tackle the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire. The team comprises the presidents of Mauritania, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Chad, as well as the heads of the AU Commission and of Ecowas.The panel will evaluate the situation in the West African country, and is mandated to come up with a solution within one month.On Somalia, which is going through a crucial transitional period, the African leaders urged the country’s stakeholders to broaden and consolidate the reconciliation process, ensure greater cohesion within the Transitional Federal Institutions, and complete the outstanding transitional tasks, including the constitutional process.The war-torn Horn of Africa country has not had a functional central government for two decades. It is currently run by the internationally recognised Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which is protected by AU peacekeepers while facing deadly attacks by Islamist insurgent group of Al-Shabaab.The country is expected to end its transitional period on 20 August this year.Meanwhile, the African leaders appealed to all parties in Tunisia to “work together, in unity, peace, consensus and respect of legality, towards a peaceful and democratic transition,” according to the document.Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

Social Networking Trailblazers Pull the Plug on Cliqset

first_imgCliqset, a website that allows users to view and interact with streams of activity data from multiple social networks in one place, is losing its two co-founders after an unsuccessful run at growing the company. Darren Bounds and Charlie Cauthen led what might have been the single biggest show of startup support for bleeding-edge technical standards aimed at building a federated social Web, rich with consumer choice – but the company’s business execution was insufficient to ensure its survival.Leaders of the distributed social Web standards community, the effort to build interoperable competition for the big social networking silos, say that Cliqset’s apparent demise is unfortunate, but that they look forward to seeing what Bounds and Cauthen do next.Cliqset worked with all kinds of different technical standards, but the startup’s brightest shining moment may have been in December 2009, when it released an API that transformed user activity data feeds from more than 70 different social websites into standardized Activity Streams data and offered them through a new API.Cliqset – Getting started from cliqset on Vimeo.Standards across sites for user activity data feeds are aimed to act as a common foundation to provide scale for innovation outside the big mainstream social networks. In other words, if all photos, friends and comments are marked up in a common standardized way, those activities can be viewed across all the small social networking startups – giving them more people and content to display than they would if it was just a random startup alone against the big guys like Facebook. I’ve compared standards in social networking data to the historical rise of standardized railroad measurements – which allowed trains to ride across different networks and fostered a new era of nation-wide commerce in the United States.Unfortunately, economic incentive hasn’t driven people to engage with interoperable small networks instead of favoring the big players, Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, little Cliqset suffered from a substantially unappealing user experience, which it was never able to overcome. “Darren and Charlie have done an amazing job taking open technologies and distilling them into a consumer experience,” Yahoo’s Eran Hammer-Lahav said today. “The problem is that social aggregation no longer offers any significant value with the Facebook/Twitter market consolidation. The biggest loser from the collapse of Cliqset is Google, as their world of potential social federation partners shrinks even further. Cliqset was a strong supporter and early adopter of many of the core social technologies such as Salmon, WebFinger, and PubSubHubbub.”Unfortunately, all those standards are feeling less viable today than they were in the heady times they were introduced. Independent social Web technical leaders have largely joined up with Google or Facebook and standards organizations have grown quieter. Cauthen and Bounds have not announced what they will do next, but it’s probably safe to assume that it will include working to move social Web data standards forward.Startup ChallengesNot everyone agrees that this has anything to do with challenges faced by the larger standards community. “I don’t believe this really has anything to do with standards,” Chris Saad of Echo and the Data Portability Working Group says. “Lifestreams in the b2c space has long been crowded and has now consolidated around the Facebook news feed.”Cliqset’s Bounds appears to agree. “In order to build a community, you need massive differentiation today,” Bounds told blogger Louis Gray this morning. “It’s fairly obvious in hindsight. Projects I would be working on in the future would be leveraging the existing social graph, and the need for success wouldn’t be contingent on relationships and community within itself. In no means do I think Facebook is impenetrable and somebody can’t build something to compete with it, but it’s not an easy task.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Go moves on from costly miss in Ateneo loss to La Salle

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ “If you hold on to the past, that holds you. You try to think what could I have done, maybe after the game. Yes, it’s nice to review that, but during the course of the game where the next game happens immediately, you can’t allow something to let that hinder you from the way you play and think.”Go added that moments like this should serve as a lesson for him to become a better player.“I’m a young player, but that can’t be the excuse,” he said. “You let emotion overcome you, you don’t think, you just act. That is something that I still have to learn. Those are the things that make great players, because they are able to take the mistakes out of the game, the emotion, the next mistake, the next game. That is how I think I still have to grow as a player.”Go has now his eyes set on the Final Four, where the top-seeded Blue Eagles will take on Far Eastern University on Sunday.“They’re a tough team. Coach Olsen (Racela) knows how we play because a lot of us played for the Philippine team. We have to prepare and that’s what we’re gonna do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “I think I just tried to make the best basketball play I could at that time. That’s what I just did,” Go, who was found open by Anton Asistio, said after the Blue Eagles’ 76-79 loss to the Green Archers.That play was reminiscent of Ateneo’s playbook in 2006 designed by then Ateneo mentor Norman Black with Macky Escalona and Doug Kramer conspiring in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 69 Finals. The difference, then, was that Kramer made the shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGo hopes to quickly put his costly miss behind him“Coach Tab (Baldwin) has always been preaching to try to play without the emotion, next play mentality. But I think I still have to learn how to take out the emotion in my game,” he admitted. “Veteran players will just shake it off then next game. But I think my emotion overcame and I still held to the past. I wasn’t focusing on the next play or the next game.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsaac Go took the blame for Ateneo’s first loss in UAAP Season 80 when it fell to defending champion La Salle on Sunday night.With the Blue Eagles trailing by one, Go blew a gimme—a short hook—off a sideline inbound play in the final 10 seconds of the game.ADVERTISEMENT This time, Montalbo plays hero for La Salle vs Ateneo For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more