Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Monday, SLCC’s softball program announced Ashlee Anderson has moved on to play at a four-year institution.The sophomore infielder who matriculated at Copper Hills High School before coming to SLCC, has signed with the University of Providence (Mont.) an NAIA school in Great Falls, Mont.The Argos will receive a durable player as Anderson started 45 games for the Bruins this past season, batting .248 and posting 29 RBI. July 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Ashlee Anderson of SLCC Signs To Play With University of Providence Tags: Ashlee Anderson/NAIA/SLCC Softball/University of Providence Argos Brad James
A Saint Mary’s professor and two students traveled to Amman, Jordan, to observe and assist the inception and future growth of SheCab, a startup taxi service designed for and by Jordanian women.Associate professor of political science Sonalini Sapra accompanied junior Eleanor Jones and sophomore Emily Beaudoin abroad, a trip that followed the two students’ participation in the Study of United States Institute (SUSI) on Global Women’s Leadership hosted by Saint Mary’s the previous summer.The SUSI, organized and facilitated by the College’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL), closed its five-week long program with a capstone project in which students designed a program geared towards helping women in their home country. Jones and Beaudoin said they were unsurprised when the SheCab proposal was chosen as the best of all the participating groups in the 2014 SUSI.“Each team developed great ideas for their project, but SheCab was the clear winner,” Jones said. “I remember Emily predicting their success before it was announced that they had won. Their mission was clear and their action plan was something that was tangible.”Not only was their design tangible, but it was one the Jordanian group encountered in successful action during their stay in South Bend, Jones said.“Gail Hickey graduated from the Spark Program that is hosted at Saint Mary’s by Martha Smith,” Jones said. “Through her participation in this program, she started her own female cab service in the area. The Jordanian delegation met Gail when they were here and they used her idea as the springboard for their own action plan.”Beaudoin said the transportation demanded and supplied by women in South Bend and appropriated for use in Amman speaks to an international interest in women’s safety.“SheCab is part of a larger global movement for female-only transportation,” Beaudoin said. “Mexico, Afghanistan, India and even New York City have already implemented systems of female only public transportation.”“This is a service much needed in Amman, as women oftentimes speak of harassment and feeling generally unsafe in taxis driven by men.”Beaudoin said the the group’s end result was a taxi business — female-purposed and female-serviced — with a mission to provide safe and accessible transportation for women.“Once SheCab is officially launched, the cars will be driven exclusively by females and offer their services to females,” Beaudoin said.Jones said SheCab’s creators have garnered a lot of attention through media outreach since they left the U.S. in August.“Although they have not officially launched, SheCab’s greatest strength thus far has been their outreach,” Jones said. “They were on the front cover of one of their national newspapers, and they have been interviewed on several radio stations.”Although the two Saint Mary’s students did not contribute to SheCab’s initial design, Beaudoin and Jones said they were able to witness and help their international peers’ business model come to life during their trip to Jordan.“Emily and I were able to attend a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in support of the SheCab team,” Jones said. “There, they were announced a finalist for an Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) grant from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.“ … While we were there, they also got the first call from a potential investor.”Beaudoin said the Jordanian entrepreneurs intend to use the SheCab’s media attention to raise the money it needs for an official launch. She said she realized that the most significant way she and Jones could contribute to the growth of SheCab was to provide them with additional funding that would ensure the business’s quick and effective launch.“SheCab is in need of funds to purchase cars, market their business and continue to grow,” Beaudoin said. “Right now the SheCab team is working to finalize their business plan, attract investors and market their business so that when it does come time for the official launch the public is excited and willing to ride in their cabs.”Beaudoin said she was impressed by the Jordanian delegation’s ability to see this feminist-activism project through as a potentially profitable business model.“Personally, I think SheCab won because it was a very specific, highly feasible idea that is part of a larger global movement for female-only transportation,” she said. “The fact that it was entrepreneurial, that the Jordanian team wanted to launch a new business, distinguished it from the other country projects.”This “feasible” idea is ensured by need, Beaudoin said. She and Jones experienced the dangers of male cabbies firsthand during their trip to Amman, she said.“As we spoke with several women who live in Amman and experienced some harassment at the hands of a taxi driver ourselves, it was evident that SheCab is a much-needed service in Amman,” Beaudoin said.Jones said SheCab will not only protect, but empower women.“I wanted to help contribute to this program because in my mind, these women leaders have already succeeded,” Jones said. “ … They not only identified an issue in their community, they are finding a solution. They are finding and sparking confidence in others.”Jones said the opportunity to witness and contribute to SheCab and the rise of the women entrepreneurs that designed and implemented it was inspiring.“Although our institute this summer was only five weeks, I think we developed great bonds with these women,” Jones said. “Being able to watch them succeed in change makes me proud to have been able to watch them develop this dream from the beginning and to have been a small part of their journey.”Tags: Amman, CWIL, Jordan, SheCab, SUSI
Residents of Florida’s Treasure Coast will have the opportunity every year to enjoy a Caribbean Jerk Festival geared just for them. On Sunday July 29th, the Caribbean American Cultural Group launches and host what will be the annual Treasure Cast Jerk Festival. The Festival will be held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center at 9221 SE Civic Center Place in Port St. Lucie, Florida.Popular Jerk meatsAmong the menu of increasingly popular delicious Caribbean cuisine in South Florida the variety of Jerk meats stand out. These meats are flavored with the uniquely spicy Jamaican Jerk seasoning; a blend of Scotch bonett peppers, pimento, thyme, garlic and other spices. So popular are dishes like Jerk Pork, Jerk Chicken and Jerk Fish that they have spawned a relatively new Caribbean cultural showcase in Caribbean communities in North America.Long time planningOver the past several months the Caribbean American Cultural Group based in Port St. Lucie, led by President Neville Lake have been planning a jerk festival targeted to Caribbean residents, and their American friends, in Fort Pierce, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Palm City and Hobe Sound, The festival was titled the Treasure Coast Jerk Festival, and will be launched with gusto on Sunday, July 29 in association with Southern Eagle Distributing, Inc.Wilmer Europe, PR officer of the C/A Cultural Group predicts the festival will offer “food, fun, and fellowship,” for those who attend. “It offers a chance for Caribbean-Americans to enjoy their culture, and display this culture to people of other culture and ethnicities.”Entertainment for adults and kidsThe festival will be heavy on Caribbean American entertainment. Backed by the very popular Code Red band, artists appearing include the headliner Micky Spice, Norris Weir, the legendary Judy Mowatt, and DeeJays Andrew Fresh of 104.5 FM, and Haitian-American Joey Mix.Targeted towards the entire family the festival will also feature a Kidz Zone with special attractions for children under 12. “So, while the adults enjoy the variety of food and drinks offered by the many vendors at the festival, and move to the great music, the children can be left to enjoy themselves under supervision,” Europe said.According to Europe, although the festival is primarily targeted to guests from the Treasure Coast cities, it’s also being promoted to people from all Palm Beach and Broward County. “In fact, we anticipate people coming from as far South as Miami. People will go anywhere for good food and entertainment,” he said. “We are expecting anywhere between three to five thousand guests at this inaugural event.”TicketsThe cost of admission for the festival which runs from 10:00am to 10:00pm is $12 in advance and $17 at the gate for adults. Teenagers 13 to 17 will pay $10, and children under 12 will be admitted free. For ticket information, please call 772-807-4488.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly News
Instead Smalling managed to get a foot in and clear with Sterling’s follow-up effort blocked.Six minutes later United took the lead with a superb goal from Lukaku.A long clearance from Paul Pogba drew Ederson off his line but Lukaku managed to nod the loose ball past the stranded City goalkeeper before finishing from a tight angle.Two minutes afterwards, United doubled their lead with another swift counter-attack.This time it was Mkhitaryan who turned creator, releasing Rashford with a deft pass.The teenage England striker picked his spot and drilled a low finish across Ederson into the bottom corner.United continued to enjoy the better chances early in the second half, with Lukaku almost grabbing a second when his curling strike hit the woodwork on 53 minutes.Both United manager Jose Mourinho and opposite number Pep Guardiola made a flurry of changes throughout the second half as the game fizzled out.Share on: WhatsApp Houston, United States | AFP | Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were on target as Manchester United defeated Premier League rivals Manchester City 2-0 in their International Champions Cup pre-season clash here Thursday.Belgian international Lukaku grabbed his second goal in his second start for United as the Red Devils eased past a disjointed City at Houston’s NRG Stadium.England striker Rashford meanwhile continued his impressive pre-season form with his third goal in three games of United’s US tour.The game was the first ever Manchester derby played on foreign soil and both teams commemorated the May 22 attacks at a concert in the city shortly before the kick-off.United enjoyed the better of the early exchanges, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan testing new City keeper Ederson with a long-range effort just after 20 minutes.Ander Herrera also tried his luck from distance shortly afterwards but the young Brazilian gathered comfortably.At the other end meanwhile, City, who handed a debut to new signing Kyle Walker, slowly got into their stride, with a deflected Raheem Sterling effort tipped over by David De Gea.City should have had a penalty on 31 minutes when youngster Patrick Roberts was tugged back by Chris Smalling as he burst into the area.
STEELERS FOR LIFE—Surprise guest Jerome Bettis, left, with Hines Ward and Mel Blount, share many laughs at the roast. Guests at the 12th annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast knew they were in for a treat as the line of NFL players and coaches, past and present, entered the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel April 16.Being honored that night was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Following in Steelers tradition, Ward is known for his efforts on and off the field as a four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection and a devoted philanthropist. “I understand what it means to be a true Pittsburgh Steeler,” Ward said. “Being honored at the dinner means something because it reflects what I do outside of football, too. Even though we are not paid to be role models, we are role models.”The celebrity roast benefited the Mel Blount Youth Home, a residential program in Claysville, Pa. The home provides mental, physical and spiritual development for troubled boys ages 7-17.Past roast honorees include former Steelers Franco Harris, Joe Greene and Lynn Swann, who served as the night’s master of ceremonies. Each event has raised more than $300,000 for the youth home.“We just kind of accidentally fell into this. The original idea was just to get some friends together for my 50th birthday and here we are 12 years later,” Blount said. “We had the roast and we wound up raising a couple hundred thousand dollars so we said, we need to do this every year.”Through Blount’s connections, boys in the home are presented with positive male role models on a daily basis. The roast served as another opportunity for them to be exposed to some of their sports heroes.“You have corporations that spend money to be in the presence of those guys and the fans get a chance to interact with the local celebrities,” Blount said. “But really the children get to see these guys and see they can one day be successful, whether it’s sports or business.”Thanks to the work of Blount and his supporters, the home has produced many success stories. Several young men from the program were given the opportunity to speak about how their experience has helped them.“You want kids to get up and have them be honest about what they think about the home. We want them to speak from the heart,” Blount said. “We try to teach the basic Christian principles of living and these kids know they can do anything they want to do. We don’t have any excuses for not succeeding.”Shining through the sea of other sports stars was Blount and his wife, TiAnda, who were the subject of high praise from many of the guests.“It’s a fundraiser to support the effort and vision of Mel Blount to establish safety and well-being for our youth,” said Lanita Iverson. “Mel provides unconditional love for our youth.”Despite the recent controversy surrounding the Steeler franchise, many said the event was an example of the best of what sports can offer to youth.“It’s a wonderful event that brings people together who understand the importance of sports in the lives of youth,” said Adrianne Smith. “I believe sports teaches children how to make the right choices.”(A complete photo spread of the event will be in next week’s paper.)
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device Baseball fans obsess over the trade deadline from six weeks away. The NBA’s trade deadline traditionally gets a good turnout. The NHL, well, its trade deadline is a de facto holiday in Canada.The NFL trade deadline? Not so much. For one thing, every NFL team has playbooks, procedures and systems. The other three major sports can pretty much plug and play when they get a new player. Football is a different beast.Oh, …
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.A bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and B.S. Chauhan pronounced its verdict after hearing arguments of the accused and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for one-and-a-half hours.The apex court asked the duo to approach the CBI special court once again for bail after framing of charges. It observed that under Section 437 of the CrPC, the accused could re-apply for bail before the lower court.During the arguments, Kanimozhi’s counsel submitted that she would abide by any condition that might be imposed by the court while granting bail to her and insisted that she should not be deprived of her son’s company.Opposing her plea, the CBI said original documents regarding the illegal financial transaction of Rs 200 crore to DMK chief’s family-run Kalaignar TV was yet to be recovered and the accused might tamper with evidence if released on bail.The bail pleas of the 43-year-old daughter of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and the chief of Kalaignar TV were earlier rejected by the special CBI court and thereafter by the Delhi High Court. They have been lodged in Tihar Jail since May 20.The CBI has named Kanimozhi as a co-conspirator along with former telecom minister A. Raja in the case. It has been alleged that the kickbacks from 2G scam were routed through a maze of companies, but rested finally with Kalaignar TV channel.advertisementKanimozhi and Kumar have been accused by the CBI to be involved in the illegal transaction of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV which was alleged to be a bribe given by a telecom operator which had benefited in the scam.The apex court had on June 13 agreed to hear the bail pleas and asked the CBI to explain where the Rs 200 crore has gone and also to file a response on their bail pleas in a week’s time. It had also asked the CBI to come out with a status report on the loss to the state exchequer due to the award of 13 licences to one of the telecom operators and trial proceedings in the special court.Kanimozhi and Kumar had moved the Supreme Court seeking bail on June 10 challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that rejected their bail on the ground that they have strong political connections and the possibility of them influencing witnesses could not be ruled out.Earlier, two judges – P. Sathasivam and A.K. Patnaik – before whom the matter was listed had recused themselves from the high-profile case.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Twitter/LindseyFour-star wide receiver recruit Tyjon Lindsey, one of the top prizes for the 2017 class, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he’s narrowed his decision down to 10 schools. He’s also informed fans of when he’ll be making his final decision.Lindsey, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound player from Corona, California, says he’ll make his decision on August 22nd. His final 10 schools, in no order, are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and USC. His list varies slightly from the one he dropped back in late March – Georgia is in, Texas A&M is out.T H E D A Y . ® Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, & USC. pic.twitter.com/eDzViedLdQ— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 1, 2016Lindsey is thought to be an Ohio State lean, given his flirtation with the program on social media the past few months.Lindsey is ranked as the seventh-best player in California, per 247 Sports. He currently has 24 offers outstanding.