Student hosts book drive to benefit Center for Homeless

Senior Bridget Meade looks to harness the power of the written word, fighting poverty with the power of fairytales and nursery rhymes. Meade is hosting a book drive at Saint Mary’s to create a preschool library at the South Bend Center for the Homeless. “Reading can be both enjoyable and powerful. Education is such a great way to fight poverty, and reading is one of the best ways to educate children,” she said. Meade is the founder of Mommy and Me, a literacy class at the Center. The program encourages and teaches parents to read to their children. The library will be made available to both the students in her class and other guests at the Center, she said. Meade said she was inspired to create this class because of her own love of reading. “Reading was such a huge part of my childhood that I thought it was a tragedy that some kids aren’t being read to,” she said. Reading is a beneficial activity for both children and parents living in poverty, Meade said. The Mommy and Me class will help parents learn to enjoy reading to their children. “Many parents in poverty were not read to as children, which makes it uncomfortable for them to read to their own children,” she said. The Mommy and Me class teaches parents reading to infants and toddlers is a powerful activity, benefitting a child’s cognitive development and overall life trajectory, Meade said. Some parents living at the Center are illiterate and too uncomfortable to read to their children, she said. The preschool library will provide illiterate parents picture books. Those parents can still read and interact with their children by creating stories based off the illustrations, she said, something crucial to their maturation. “Reading to preschoolers is about helping them interact and hear words that will help with their cognitive development,” Meade said. Meade said preschoolers enjoy classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes the most. “The best books to donate are the old school classics,” she said. Books will be accepted at a drop box in LeMans Hall through the end of the year, or contact Bridget Meade with questions about the book drive at bmeade01@saintmarys.edu. Contact Cailin Crowe at ccrowe01@saintmarys.edu read more

Training and Engagement Mission Continues in Belize

first_img A U.S. Military training team on the High Speed Vessel Swift 2 is working with Belizean forces during Southern Partnership Station 2013. The mission, which began on February 18, is a U.S. 4th Fleet deployment designed to strengthen civil and maritime capabilities with regional partner nations in the Caribbean. The team is comprised primarily of Seabees from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 and Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202. “We’re doing a military-to-military cooperation with our counterparts in the Belize Defence Force,” said CBMU 202 officer in charge, Chief Builder Nicholas Whitbeck. “We’ll observe, exchange ideas and learn from them and vice versa. We’ll also work hand-in-hand with them to improve military infrastructure.” The two units have separate missions but share a common purpose: to maintain a strong relationship with the Belize Defence Force and share ideas, experience and technology. CBMU 202 Seabees will build a multipurpose open bay structure, known as a seahut, and provide the materials for up to two additional buildings. RIVRON 2 Seabees will share their expertise with the Belize Defence Force and help them improve their skills in areas such as interdiction and inserts and extracts of security teams on the water. “We are here not only to build a seahut with the Belize Defence Force, but also pass on our knowledge so they can accurately and efficiently build more in the future,” said Builder 2nd Class Nathaniel Devincentis, CBMU 202. Swift and multinational crews are scheduled to remain in Belize working with the Belize Defence Force until early March. The Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) departs from Naval Station Mayport to begin Southern Partnership Station 2013. Swift is the first ship of this class to be used by the U.S. Navy. (Photo: U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Salt Cebe) By Dialogo March 07, 2013last_img read more

Lim saves 24 million

first_imgThe General Court understands that the Commission’s decision, which since 2016 required such payments, “suffers from several manifest errors of assessment”, which commends the resources presented by the respective law firms of the clubs and also by the IVF, who has been on his side throughout the process. “We always trust in European justice and in the annulment of this sanction by the Court, that is why our position was always very clear, it was not fair and we should not pay anything until we heard the sentence,” commented the president of Valencia. , Anil Murthy. For his part, his counterpart from Elche, Joaquín Buitrago, He affirmed that his club “has removed a large slab from above”.The events denounced by the European Commission occurred between 2009 and 2010. The IVF endorsed the foundations of both entities with two loans for the purchase of club shares, the same operation was made with the Hercules from Alicante (although his case was also dismissed by the General Court a year ago) and even with the Pick up, although his case was never studied. As the European Commission denounced, such guarantees, because there was no guarantee premium for the financial situation of the clubs, were synonymous with “aid” rather than a market operation. But, as the lawyers have shown, the Commission’s assessment was erroneous and therefore the requirement for payments is canceled.To Valencia the favorable sentence alleviates the accounts. The club, which would stay out of Europe if the current classification were validated, had a provident fund for the fine, including five million that Lim promised to pay the VCF Foundation in the sale process and diverted to the fund. The leaders of the Valencia CF Y Elche CF, as well as the managers of the Valencian Institute of Finance (IVF), entity linked to the Valencian generalitat, they took a joy in these times that run of restlessness; a breather and good savings. The General Court of the European Union (EU) annulled the decision of the European Comission regarding the measures it understood as state aid to said clubs. This means that Valencia is released from having to pay 24 million euros (more interest) and Elche 4.1 (more interest).last_img read more