Summer Camp Music Festival Releases Awesome Initial Lineup

first_imgSummer Camp Music Festival is truly one of the mainstays of the live music scene, as host bands moe. and Umphrey’s McGee never fail to organize a top tier event. Set to return to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, the festival has revealed an exciting lineup for their 2017 event.Aside from moe. and Umphrey’s, the headliners for this year’s festival include Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Run The Jewels, and Mike Gordon. Further entries include The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Destructo, EOTO, The Floozies, Ganja White Night, Hippie Sabotage, Keller Williams’ KWahtro, Manic Focus, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Rezz, Slander, Tommy Trush and The Wood Brothers.The good times keep going with this Summer Camp lineup, as artists like Eric Krasno Band, Escort, Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real, New Orleans Suspects, SunSquabi, TAUK, A Tribe Called Red, Twiddle, The Werks and White Denim come in at tier three. But there’s more in tier four! Amasa Hines, Aqueous, CBDB, Dead Horses, Jaw Gems, Kitchen Dwellers, The Lil’ Smokies, Maddy O’Neal, Marcus King Band, Organ Freeman, Ripe, Spafford, and Sun Stereo will also be playing at Summer Camp this year.This is only the initial lineup, so there’s going to be even more coming great music to be announced before the festival kicks off in May. You can see the full announcement poster below, and head to the Summer Camp website for details.last_img read more

Technology Helps Protect Society and Inform Urban Planning

first_imgTechnology is no longer just a business tool – it is also helping to solve social issues. Take the question of personal and public security, which is a growing concern in today’s world. For example, as a parent, have you ever had the awful experience of your two-year old, wandering off in a busy shopping mall? One minute, they are beside you. You turn your head for literally a moment and when you look back, your son or daughter seems to have vanished into thin air. The chances are that the child has just wandered off innocently and there is no abduction involved but the panic of that moment stops you straight in your tracks and you are sick with worry until your child is safely located.At the AirportPicture a busy airport, milling with people.  A bag – abandoned in the check-in area – has been designated as a potential security threat. It may be an innocent mistake on the part of a distracted passenger or it could represent a terrorist attack and present a risk to everyone at the airport? What does security do? How do they quickly identify the owner?Of course, nothing can ever replace the importance of traditional policing, smart intelligence, surveillance and the presence of police on the ground but the Internet of Things, coupled with secure CCTV technology, is certainly putting real-time data at the finger-tips of both police and security personnel.In the Shopping MallTake for example, the case of the missing toddler. Imagine the security guard, using his/her smartphone – loaded with special software – to photograph the parent for immediate upload into the shopping centre’s facial recognition system. Armed with this image, the system instantly searches the footage from that day and identifies when the parent first arrived at the shopping centre with the child.Having extracted this footage, Security can then enroll the child’s face into the online facial recognition system. This automatically searches for the missing child across all the CCTV cameras in the network, tracking the movement of the child in real time – where they have been and where they are right now. Based on the GPS coordinates, the guard closest to the child is automatically alerted and the family is quickly reunited. This whole process – from start to finish – takes minutes, helping to quickly resolve a very traumatic experience for both parent and child. Real-Time TrackingLet’s switch to the scenario in the airport. The IoT-based CCTV system quickly locates the abandoned bag– even if partially obscured. It then jumps back to the relevant footage and enrols the face of the person who has left the bag there. This image is transmitted to all cameras in the network and the person’s location is automatically tracked in real-time. An urgent alert – complete with a photograph of the person and details of the incident – is automatically sent to the nearest Security guard for action.  The likelihood is that the episode was simply an innocent mistake but IoT-enabled personal devices with face recognition technologies, connected to a database of criminals, can proactively warn Police when convicted offenders are in the vicinity.Other DevelopmentsIn other security developments, the New York City Police Department has tested acoustic sensors, which can detect illegal gunshots to provide real-time alerts to police in busy precincts. Many police officers now wear body cams on the beat with studies indicating that they improve self-awareness and help promote the right behaviour from both the police and those they interact with.The bottom line is that police agencies across the world are moving toward more data-driven approaches to solving crimes. Machine learning is particularly good at identifying patterns and can be useful when trying to discern a modus operandi of an offender, particularly in the case of serial crime.Supporting Urban PlanningLet’s switch to a more benign setting. Maybe you work in the local planning authority. How do you make public spaces in the city work better for citizens? What is the air pollution level like at any given moment in time? What streets in the city centre attract the most foot fall?  What is the percentage of car users versus pedestrians and cyclists?Data Is the AnswerThanks to the use of sensors, IoT CCTV and analytics, planners can now better understand foot fall patterns – how many people are going where, how and when. It’s important to say that in this instance, people are not individually identified – rather, the planners are looking at aggregated data to help determine infrastructural requirements, like the number of required cycle ways, car lanes, footpaths, parks and bins.There are other potential benefits. For example, business-people looking to open a new shop could potentially be given accurate figures for foot fall near their proposed location to help them assess the potential for their new venture.Smart parking can also use sensors and devices to help drivers quickly locate parking spaces and reduce congestion and fuel emissions. There are also obvious public security benefits. Apart from detecting and preventing vandalism and crime in real-time, in the event of an accident or say an elderly person falling, the emergency services can be automatically summonsed to the scene.Smart PartnershipsSo, what role does Dell EMC OEM play in all of this? The answer is simple. We collaborate with specialist video surveillance and security partners, like iOmniscinet, Milestone, V-5 Systems and Pelco to power their solutions. Our partners provide the IP while we provide the customised hardware platform, and support services.Of course, it goes without saying that criminals and hackers will try to exploit any vulnerability they can find in new security systems.  All these interconnected networks and devices need the right levels of security, built in from the start to protect both the cities and their citizens. That is where we can also add value. We have a dedicated focus on surveillance with experts available in our IoT lab to collaborate with specialist video surveillance and security partners.As a society, I believe that we need to continue to respect the importance of individual privacy while carefully balancing this against the need to protect the common good.What are your views on technology being used to improve security and urban planning? I would love to hear your comments and questions.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s to host Hot Topic Tuesdays

first_img “All students are welcome to come even if they don’t plan to participate in on-campus interviews,” Jeffirs said. She decided to start the program after she noticed how many students were coming into the Career Crossings Office (CCO) with specific job-related questions.  Students who are unable to go to the meetings can come to the Career Crossings Office for personal assistance with building a resume, writing a cover letter or obtaining graduate school information by making an appointment with Stacie Jeffirs or Maureen Baska, assistant director of the CCO. The office also has many professional resources available, including book and study tools. “You’re eating lunch, so why not just come and join us?” she said.  Her plan is to host a meeting once a month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Saint Mary’s dining hall. The idea is to reach a broader audience by offering the sessions during lunchtime. Saint Mary’s students can now get career advice over lunch. During the first meeting, she explained the Go Belles job search database, which is available to Saint Mary’s students. This database has students set up a profile so interest-specific information can be sent to them. The website provides listings of jobs and internships currently available in the South Bend area as well as different events going on through the career center.center_img Jeffirs said she plans to talk about items like the professional database Linkedin.com, networking with alumni and alumni clubs available to students. Projected meeting dates are scheduled for Oct. 12 and Nov. 16. Jeffirs said everyone is encouraged to join and learn about what options and resources they have available when going through the stressful search of finding a job and building a resume.  Jeffirs said she hopes to answer many of these questions in a format that makes sense to students. Stacie Jeffirs, Director of the Saint Mary’s Career Crossings Office, has initiated a program called Hot Topic Tuesdays, which invites students to sit down during their lunch and discuss career-related topics.  Even though the Go Belles website is reserved for Saint Mary’s students, Jeffirs said Hot Topic Tuesdays can be helpful for anyone interested in either finding a part-time job for the school year or for starting their career. last_img read more

Logistics Support Base Strengthens the Brazilian Army

first_img“Ammunition, weapons, and some materials that are not available in the north are acquired and delivered in Rio de Janeiro and then transported there,” he said. The Military created the Logistics Support Base in 2009 to centralize supply operations for the Brazilian Army and to ensure the Soldiers are always well-equipped. The Logistics Studies Division is deploying the most efficient methods to keep the Army well-equipped and supplied. For example, in the case of supplies sent to the northern region, for example, when the trucks arrived in Porto Velho, they were loaded onto barges to continue along to Manaus. Now, the trucks dispatch the supplies in containers which are transported by barges and then return to the base in Rio de Janeiro. “All of the Brazilian Army assets sent to Haiti are the responsibility of the base. And that’s no small thing. Most recently, we sent 36 new vehicles,” said Maj. Gen. Barcellos, who pointed out that sending so much equipment to another country in a Brazilian Navy ship, “projects power.” To achieve that goal, the Base is responsible for distributing equipment and supplies to Soldiers throughout the country. Brazil is the the fifth-largest country on the planet, covering about 8.5 million square kilometers, so keeping the Troops equipped and supplied is a major challenge. As he spoke with Diálogo, the General awaited the return of a supply convoy from Porto Velho, Rondônia, about 3,500 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro. “I’m just talking about the Base Commander’s responsibility, but we know that we’re going to have to support a significant level of Troops who will be deployed to Rio de Janeiro [due to the 2016 Olympics],” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said. The weapons and vehicles currently assigned to the Complexo da Maré Pacification Mission might be utilized. “Everything is done in coordination with the Eastern Military Command. We fit ourselves into their planning.” The Logistics Studies Division is deploying the most efficient methods to keep the Army well-equipped and supplied. For example, in the case of supplies sent to the northern region, for example, when the trucks arrived in Porto Velho, they were loaded onto barges to continue along to Manaus. Now, the trucks dispatch the supplies in containers which are transported by barges and then return to the base in Rio de Janeiro. Soldiers make the trip from Rio de Janeiro to the north region, which takes 30 to 40 days round-trip, eight times a year. Each convoy is made up of more than 10 trucks, which deliver material to the Military units located along the route. When supply Troops reach Porto Velho, they transfer the supplies from the trucks to barges, which then continue on to Manaus, Amazonas. From the rice and beans served each day to the Troops in the barracks to the rockets produced under the Army’s Strategic ASTROS 2020 Project, all of the items that supply the Ground Force pass through one of the seven Military Organizations (OMs) that make up the Brazilian Army Logistics Support Base (BaApLogEx). Depot personnel are preparing to supply Troops who will provide security for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics. “That used to require an additional 15 days for a vehicle [truck] that was loaded on the barge,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said, adding that over the past two years, none of the convoys had been involved in an accident. “That’s the most important thing. It shows that our personnel are well-trained and that safety is of the utmost concern.” Supplies sent to support MINUSTAH “There was a week where our personnel were at the ports and airports every single day,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said. “The base handles the logistics for everything in the supply chain. And if we don’t handle it, it’s because we don’t use it!” said Major General Ronaldo Barcellos Ferreira de Araújo, Commander of the Army Logistics Support Base in Rio Janeiro. “Our Army is divided into military regions, each with its own supply needs and its respective depots,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said. “However, there was no organization that supported the Army as a whole.” “And from Manaus [they continue on] until the city of Barcelos, in Amazonas state,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos explained. Base was instrumental during 2014 World Cup Base was instrumental during 2014 World Cup “When we transport a range of vehicles and weapons across 5,000 kilometers with vessels from our own Navy, this sends the message: ‘OK; these guys have the capacity to complete the mission.’ ” Maj. Gen. Barcellos, who has had a wide array of assignments during his 38-year Military career, is planning for at least 90 days of intense work during the Olympics. The work of the base is interconnected and flows naturally among the seven OMs that make up the Logistics Support Base. From the rice and beans served each day to the Troops in the barracks to the rockets produced under the Army’s Strategic ASTROS 2020 Project, all of the items that supply the Ground Force pass through one of the seven Military Organizations (OMs) that make up the Brazilian Army Logistics Support Base (BaApLogEx). “Ammunition, weapons, and some materials that are not available in the north are acquired and delivered in Rio de Janeiro and then transported there,” he said. Soldiers make the trip from Rio de Janeiro to the north region, which takes 30 to 40 days round-trip, eight times a year. Each convoy is made up of more than 10 trucks, which deliver material to the Military units located along the route. When supply Troops reach Porto Velho, they transfer the supplies from the trucks to barges, which then continue on to Manaus, Amazonas. By Dialogo May 01, 2015 At the port, depot personnel quickly unloaded equipment, such as holographic sights, Mossberg 12 caliber rifles, 37mm grenade launchers, then delivered the gear to the Central Weapons Depot in Paracambi, Rio de Janeiro. From there, depot Soldiers quickly distributed the equipment to Troops in the field, sometimes by plane. “The base handles the logistics for everything in the supply chain. And if we don’t handle it, it’s because we don’t use it!” said Major General Ronaldo Barcellos Ferreira de Araújo, Commander of the Army Logistics Support Base in Rio Janeiro. “I’m just talking about the Base Commander’s responsibility, but we know that we’re going to have to support a significant level of Troops who will be deployed to Rio de Janeiro [due to the 2016 Olympics],” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said. The weapons and vehicles currently assigned to the Complexo da Maré Pacification Mission might be utilized. “Everything is done in coordination with the Eastern Military Command. We fit ourselves into their planning.” “Our Army is divided into military regions, each with its own supply needs and its respective depots,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said. “However, there was no organization that supported the Army as a whole.” “We have to support the Troops before and after the mobilization,” he said. “We cannot suddenly remove thousands of Troops from Rio de Janeiro. You have to return the materials, the facilities … it’s a whole other operation.” At the port, depot personnel quickly unloaded equipment, such as holographic sights, Mossberg 12 caliber rifles, 37mm grenade launchers, then delivered the gear to the Central Weapons Depot in Paracambi, Rio de Janeiro. From there, depot Soldiers quickly distributed the equipment to Troops in the field, sometimes by plane. The base was put to the test during the 2014 World Cup. As greater number of Troops were deployed to provide security, the First Supply Depot in Rio de Janeiro increased its support. Depot Soldiers distributed large amounts of weapons and ammunition including some which were imported from other countries. “And from Manaus [they continue on] until the city of Barcelos, in Amazonas state,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos explained. “There was a week where our personnel were at the ports and airports every single day,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said. The Base Command supplies Troops overseas as well as those in Brazil. The Import and Export Division sends supplies to Soldiers serving in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The Military created the Logistics Support Base in 2009 to centralize supply operations for the Brazilian Army and to ensure the Soldiers are always well-equipped. “That used to require an additional 15 days for a vehicle [truck] that was loaded on the barge,” Maj. Gen. Barcellos said, adding that over the past two years, none of the convoys had been involved in an accident. “That’s the most important thing. It shows that our personnel are well-trained and that safety is of the utmost concern.” The work of the base is interconnected and flows naturally among the seven OMs that make up the Logistics Support Base. “For example, all of the weapons and ammunition purchased by the Army are delivered to the Central Weapons Depot at Vila Militar in Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro, and to the Central Ammunition Depot in Paracambi, which is also in Rio,” he said. “Before the equipment is distributed to the Military Regions by the Central Transport Establishment, they are tested by the Weapons Maintenance Battalion.” “All of the Brazilian Army assets sent to Haiti are the responsibility of the base. And that’s no small thing. Most recently, we sent 36 new vehicles,” said Maj. Gen. Barcellos, who pointed out that sending so much equipment to another country in a Brazilian Navy ship, “projects power.” The base was put to the test during the 2014 World Cup. As greater number of Troops were deployed to provide security, the First Supply Depot in Rio de Janeiro increased its support. Depot Soldiers distributed large amounts of weapons and ammunition including some which were imported from other countries. The Base Command supplies Troops overseas as well as those in Brazil. The Import and Export Division sends supplies to Soldiers serving in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). “When we transport a range of vehicles and weapons across 5,000 kilometers with vessels from our own Navy, this sends the message: ‘OK; these guys have the capacity to complete the mission.’ ” “For example, all of the weapons and ammunition purchased by the Army are delivered to the Central Weapons Depot at Vila Militar in Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro, and to the Central Ammunition Depot in Paracambi, which is also in Rio,” he said. “Before the equipment is distributed to the Military Regions by the Central Transport Establishment, they are tested by the Weapons Maintenance Battalion.” Supplies sent to support MINUSTAH To achieve that goal, the Base is responsible for distributing equipment and supplies to Soldiers throughout the country. Brazil is the the fifth-largest country on the planet, covering about 8.5 million square kilometers, so keeping the Troops equipped and supplied is a major challenge. As he spoke with Diálogo, the General awaited the return of a supply convoy from Porto Velho, Rondônia, about 3,500 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro. Depot personnel are preparing to supply Troops who will provide security for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics. Maj. Gen. Barcellos, who has had a wide array of assignments during his 38-year Military career, is planning for at least 90 days of intense work during the Olympics. “We have to support the Troops before and after the mobilization,” he said. “We cannot suddenly remove thousands of Troops from Rio de Janeiro. You have to return the materials, the facilities … it’s a whole other operation.”last_img read more

In a .anything world, the race is on to protect your brand

first_imgby: Ken HarrisAs the Internet expands, the familiar .com, .net and .org domain names are making room for thousands of .anythings. Financial institutions used to operating in a yourbrand.com world must decide how to react to new Internet real estate that will soon include .bank and .creditunion. New .bank domains are available for purchase June 24, which means the race is on to secure your brand.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the agency that regulates and governs domain name policy and allocates top-level domains, or TLDs – has opened up this new Internet real estate. ICANN has determined an expansion in the number of TLDs – the unique identifiers immediately to the right of the last dot in an Internet URL address – is essential for the continued health of the Internet.New .bank domains are available for purchase June 24, which means the race is on to secure your brand.Does securing additional second-level domains make sense for your organization? New generic domains include .pizza, .paris, .insurance, .payment and hundreds more. Several brand owners are also launching TLDs, including .allstate, .americanexpress and .jpmorganchase. Although yourbrand.pizza is not a likely candidate, yourbrand.nyc may make sense for a New York-based financial institution, for example. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Just (don’t) say no during COVID disruptions

first_imgNO! It’s one of the first words we learn as children. And for most of us, it’s a word we regularly use as we grow older. In professional settings, “No” has the power to shut down strategic conversations with unfortunate effectiveness. Whether responding to a new idea that challenges the status quo or a suggestion that seems like a lot of work, “No” is the answer that will require the least amount of effort. At least in the short term.What if, instead of responding with a quick “No,” we paused and said “Yes”—or more specifically, “Yes, if…”? This simple approach worked wonders for Walt Disney. The world-famous Disney empire was founded on Walt’s upbeat ability to sidestep the easy “No” and replace it with a more hopeful “Yes, if…” Even in the most challenging situations, Mr. Disney kept his focus on positive outcomes. When asked if Disneyland could be built, everyone else said, “No, because…” But Walt? He answered, “Yes, if…”Yes, if  we get someone else to pay for it.Yes, if  we hire the world’s best experts to build it. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

This heritage-listed home has sold for big bucks at its first ever sale since construction in 1912

first_imgInside 11 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane.“We also had four interstate bidders from Sydney, and interest from overseas,” he said.Mr Hicks said the new owners were a local family with three boys at Anglican Church Grammar School who plan to renovate the home before moving in. City views from 11 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane.This is the first time it has been offered to the market since its construction in 1912.Mr Hicks said of the 30 registered bidders, 15 participated in the bid. 11 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane.This heritage-listed home has sold under the hammer for $4 million. The home at 11 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane.“This is a strong reflection of the market,” he said. “It shows a real demand for larger sized blocks in the inner-city.”The property, named Fairholme, sits on a huge 1712sq m block with 180-degree views of the Brisbane city, river and surrounding suburbs. The home at 11 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane.According to the latest data from CoreLogic, that’s well above the median house price of $899,000 in the area. Marketing agent Shane Hicks of Place Real Estate, Bulimba, said it was the land size and location of 77 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane, that attracted 250 people to watch the auction unfold.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agolast_img read more

James Fisher Nets East Anglia One Maintenance Contract

first_imgScottishPower Renewables has awarded James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) with a contract to provide scheduled maintenance at the East Anglia One offshore wind project.Under the GBP 5.6 million contract, JFMS will provide scheduled and corrective maintenance to the wind farm, with work including statutory inspections, equipment maintenance and structural integrity checks for components.The three-year Above Water Balance of Plant contract will see the company working both onshore and offshore servicing the project.The value and length of the contract are expected to provide around 20 new jobs at the project’s recently opened O&M base in Lowestoft. There is also an extension option after the initial contract term.“We’re delighted to have been selected by ScottishPower Renewables and extend our close working relationship with the East Anglia ONE team,” said Scott McMillan, Operations & Maintenace Director at JFMS.“As a company rooted in Lowestoft, we are really proud to be part of a local supply chain that celebrated a collective achievement when the wind farm generated first power earlier this year, and made huge strides towards helping to produce the clean energy the UK needs, whilst also providing opportunities to the people and businesses of East Anglia.”Previously, JFMS secured contracts to provide integrated marine services and removal of unexploded ordinance at the UK wind farm.East Anglia One will comprise 102 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines located 43km off the Suffolk coast. The 714MW offshore wind project, which generated its first power in September, is expected to be fully commissioned in 2020.last_img read more

Rotary Club donates 3 Singer sewing machines to Alpha Centre

first_img Share Share 36 Views   no discussions Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham handing over sewing machines to the Alpha Centre Principal Raymond Philogene Students of the Alpha Centre in Goodwill are now better equipped for their sewing class compliments of the Rotary Club of Dominica who made a donation of three Singer sewing machines on Monday.This is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Rotary Club of Dominica and the Alpha Centre. Last year the Club supplied the Centre with books to furnish their library.President of the Club, Marvlyn Birmingham noted that the donation is part of a project which commenced in 2011 where the Rotary Club of Orleans, Canada partnered with the Rotary Club of Dominica and the Alpha Centre management board and staff on a Special Needs Education Program.The Special Needs Education Program was implemented on 26th March, 2011 by a team of four Canadians, two Rotarians and two specialists including an Autism consultant from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and an Early Childhood Educator. The Canadian Team worked in collaboration with the Special Needs Education Unit and the Library Services of the Ministry of Education and the Board of Directors of the Alpha Centre.Under that program the team brought in a group of educators who conducted training for the teachers at the centre as well as for the parents of the students.The Alpha Centre StudentsAccording to Birmingham, that program involved skills development for the students and as a result the Club decided to purchase manual sewing machines for the students. “We know that it may be difficult for them to use the foot operated machines or the electrical operated machines and therefore we purchased the hand-operated machines. It took a while to get it here because we had to get it on special order,” she explained.Birmingham who announced “that the program continues” informed the Centre that sometime later during the course of 2012 the Rotary Club of Dominica “expect to receive a shipment of books, sewing materials and supplies for the Alpha Centre to compliment the machines and the Library which was put together by the Rotary Club”. She said the Club also intends to continue training with the Centre in 2013and that the Club is “happy to be of assistance and in a partnership with the Alpha Centre”.Meanwhile Principal of the Alpha Centre Raymond Philogene stated that the students have sewing twice a week and invited the president and members of the Club to visit the students and witness them “having fun sewing”.Public Relations Officer of the Club Gloria Tavernier as well as Rotarians Mary Roberts and Haynes Jacobs were also present at Monday’s donation.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary Rotary Club donates 3 Singer sewing machines to Alpha Centre by: – March 26, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

Batesville Athletes Swimming For A Cure

first_imgOn November 17, 2018, Batesville High School will join thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 13th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams.The Hour of Power event honors those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer, including former Carleton swimmer Edward H. “Ted” Mullin, who passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in September 2006.  The annual swim relay, which now includes dryland teams as well, has grown from 15 teams in its first year to over 160 teams and more than 8,000 athletes across the nation and the world in recent years. Participating swim teams engage in continuous relays of any stroke for a full hour of all-out swimming. Dryland teams engage in their particular sport non-stop for a full hour.In the event’s first 12 years, participating teams have raised $770,000 to support research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital into the causes and treatment of sarcoma and other rare pediatric cancers. From all sources, the Ted Mullin Fund has now raised over $1.25 million.The funds have been used for a variety of projects that evaluate the genetic basis of sarcomas, the identification of novel markers of disease diagnosis or progression, and the development of new small molecule and cell therapies for resistant disease.  Each summer, the University also hosts Ted Mullin Fund scholars, offering four Hour of Power collegiate participants an opportunity to advance their interest in science and cancer biology by spending 10 weeks in a laboratory under the mentorship of a pediatric cancer researcher within the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine.As of November 11, 2018, over 120 teams including an estimated 5,500 athletes have registered for the 2018-19 Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay. Registration is still underway and more teams are expected to take part.Interested collegiate, high school and club teams are invited to register for the 2018-19 Hour of Power and find more information at http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower.  You can also contact Carleton College head coach Andy Clark at [email protected] or Rick Mullin at [email protected] you are interested in donating to the Ted Mullin Fund go to: https://cart.fjc.org/product/view/fjc1508424691/214 to donate online.last_img read more