IBM awards $10,000 grant to DREAM mentoring program

first_imgGlobalFoundries,IBM has awarded the DREAM mentoring program a $10,000 Catalyst Grant to develop an environmental education program using the organization’s 50-acre property bordering the Metcalf Pond in Fletcher Vermont.IBM is awarding Catalyst Grants in recognition of its 100th anniversary. The grants support IBM employees applying their professional skills to volunteer projects with schools or community organizations, or that demonstrate a connection to a local, sustainable issue. IBM is awarding 100 Catalyst Grants of $10,000 worldwide in 2011.The DREAM program (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventuring and Mentoring), matches college student mentors with students from affordable housing communities.  DREAM, with central offices in Winooski, VT, uses a community mentoring approach it calls ‘Village Mentoring,’ which empowers a group of college student mentors to engage both individual students and the entire community of children and families. This project supports DREAM’s goal of building a sense of caring for community, environment and self for the children they serve through the use of unique outdoor experiences, summer and winter camps, trips and community events.  The IBM grant will enable DREAM staff and IBM volunteers to create a new environmental curriculum at DREAM’s facility in Fletcher, Vermont. The goal is the development of a ‘hands on’ curriculum to teach the students about the watershed, its associated water cycle, and impacts on the quality of the water system. Designated areas and signage will help educate the students about brooks, marshes, vernal pools and the pond, and key water resources on the property will be sampled and interpreted by the students.To develop the program, DREAM staff and IBM volunteers will create a global positioning system (GPS) map of the property. Volunteers will identify key areas and install interpretive signs. The program will incorporate components of an IBM-designed student activity kit called “Clean Water Difference’ which discusses the importance of watersheds and the environmental, societal, and economic tradeoffs faced when making decisions that affect water quality and quantity.The IBM grant also will help DREAM redesign its web site and create a web page that will provide access to the environmental curriculum and allow students to upload the water quality data they gather as part of the program.In recognition of its 100th anniversary IBM is providing $12 million in grants worldwide during 2011 to schools and not-for-profit organizations where IBMers volunteer, including the IBM Catalyst grants. In addition to the Catalyst Grant to the DREAM program, in July IBM announced a $100,000 IBM Centennial Grant for an energy efficiency initiative to help HowardCenter and Vermont Technical College reduce their energy use by at least 5 percent annually. That grant is one of eleven IBM Centennial Grants awarded by IBM to projects around the world ‘ one of only two in the U.S.About DREAM:  for more information about DREAM, please visit is external)About IBM:  For more information about IBM’s Centennial, please visit is external) BURLINGTON, VT, September 7, 2011 ‘ IBMlast_img read more

Gold Coast waterfront home wins architecture award

first_imgCove House, Gold Coast. Photo: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoLandscape features are prominent in Cove House and include garden rooms and atriums and a visual connection to the Coomera River and beyond.Mr Humphrey said the design of the house could be read from the street, river and easement boundaries. “The materials used are visible to passing neighbours and the house aims to engage with the neighbourhood,” he said.Cove House typifies the ideal of indoor-outdoor living. The Cove House is extremely spacious. Photo: SuppliedMr Humphrey said the design challenged the idea of spaces that were traditionally located inside the building. “The sub-tropical climate allows the occupants to open the street facing front door and waterfront sliding doors and live immersed in the landscape throughout the year and seasons,” he said.There is plenty of space to entertain throughout the home, including around the fire pit – a much-loved area by the owners and guests. Mr Humphrey said during the early design stages and through conversations between owner and architect, the term “passion pit” was coined. “The ground-plane of the house is articulated and encourages movement or contemplation,” he said. “The sunken ground-plane is a further articulation of levels and the qualities of the space were designed with childhood memories in mind. “The space … serves as an important pathway and flow between the kitchen above and the herb garden below which, in turn, lead to the deck and pool area.” Cove House, Gold Coast.Internal gardens and atriums are some of the standout features of this new award-winning home on the Gold Coast. Built on a 966sq m waterfront block, Cove House, recently won the 2019 Queensland Architecture Awards – Regional Project of the Year, Gold Coast Region.Justin Humphrey, from Justin Humphrey Architect, said a 1980s house on the site was demolished to make way for the stunning new build.Mr Humphrey said the client’s brief called for the construction of a “materially-rich and tactile house” that reflected their love of subtropical architecture. “They wanted a place of refuge from their demanding lives and connection to the water and landscape at all times,” he said. “Accommodating both the rituals of daily life of the couple and the flexibility of space to entertain large social gatherings were also essential to the design.“The design explores the relationship between indoor and outdoor space and landscape. “The tone of this relationship is set right at the start as the concrete wall guides visitors through a street-facing external garden room.”last_img read more

OLT Offshore issues peak shaving LNG cargo tender

first_imgItaly’s OLT Offshore LNG Toscana issued a tender seeking delivery of a liquefied natural gas cargo for the peak shaving service during the winter period 2017/2018. According to tender documents, the company is seeking a cargo between 85,000 and 125,000 cubic meters to be delivered to the FSRU Toscana terminal located 22km off the Italian coast between Livorno and Pisa.Part of the volume, amounting to 15,000 cubic meters will be purchased by OLT Offshore for terminal’s operational requirements.OLT Offshore’s documents show the cargo will be delivered to the terminal between December 1 and December 31. The volumes delivered will be made available to Snam Rete Gas from January 1 to March 31, 2018.Should the LNG quantity discharged be greater than the one provided by the peak shaving service, OLT Offshore LNG Toscana said that the extra quantity will be regasified in accordance with the rules set forth in the relevant slot capacity agreement.Deadline for submitting the bids has been set to November 22, the documents show.The FSRU Toscana has a maximum regasification capacity of 3,75 billion cubic meters a year and a gross storage capacity of 137.500 cubic meters of LNG.Shareholders in the OLT Offshore LNG Toscana are Iren Group (49.07 percent), Uniper Global Commodities (48.24 percent) and Golar (2.69 percent). LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Ligue 1: Marseille lose unbeaten run after Nantes defeat

first_imgRead Also:Serie A: Red-hot Ronaldo sends Juve four points clearHowever there was no response from Marseille this time despite the return of star man Dimitri Payet from injury, and Nantes sealed the win in stoppage time in comical fashion.Steve Mandanda spilled Moses Simon’s shot to Bamba, who failed to control the rebound and instead sent it bouncing off the legs of unwitting Marseille defender Alvaro and into the net.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Marseille’s 14-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 came to an end on Saturday after they fell to a surprise 3-1 home defeat by off-form Nantes.Advertisement Andre Villas-Boas’s second-placed side have put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the Champions League next season thanks to their hot streak but were downed by goals either side of half-time by Anthony Limbombe and Abdoul Kader Bamba and a late Alvaro own goal at the Stade Velodrome.They stay 11 points clear of third-placed Rennes, who host Nimes on Sunday, but Lille can move to within nine points of Marseille with a win over rock-bottom Toulouse later on Saturday.The defeat also means Paris Saint-Germain can move 13 points clear at the top if they beat Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. Nantes meanwhile climb to 10th, just three points from the European places, after bagging their first win in six league matches.Limbombe stunned the Velodrome when he stopped to head home Bamba’s cross in the 35th minute in what was the game’s first shot on target, but the hosts reacted positively to going a goal down and were level shortly after.First Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont was forced into a smart save from Valentin Rongier’s long-range drive a minute after Limbombe’s opener, but the Frenchman couldn’t stop Sanson’s curling effort three minutes later.The away side were back ahead again seven minutes after the break when Bamba pounced on Rongier losing the ball to curl home a stunning finish that was only confirmed as a goal after a long VAR check.center_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

Plein Air Paint Out this Friday in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The 13th Annual “Painting the Town” Plein Air Paint Out in Greensburg is this Friday, August 2! Everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability. Registration will begin at 8 am at the tent in front of Art on the Square Gallery. Finished works can be seen later in the day at the gallery at 114 E. Washington Street.For more information, click here.last_img

Odemwingie faces long-term absence

first_img Odemwingie was carried off on a stretcher during the Potters’ Barclays Premier League victory at champions Manchester City last Saturday. Hughes initially expressed hope the problem was not serious but now it has emerged the 33-year-old Nigeria international will need an operation. As yet no timescale has been put on his recovery but the club have not included Odemwingie in their 25-man Premier League squad, meaning he cannot be registered to play until January at the earliest. Hughes told the club’s website, “He’s going to have some kind of procedure but the medical staff are waiting for the knee to settle down. “He’s going to have to wait a couple of weeks before it’s actually done but once the operation is done we know he will work extremely hard to get back. “It’s a significant injury and unfortunately it’s a long-term one, but Peter has a great attitude to work and life in general – he’s always got a smile on his face – and he’s going to need those qualities. It will be a long road back but we wish him well.” Odemwingie only entered the action as a half-time substitute at the Etihad Stadium and almost set up a second goal for match-winner Mame Biram Diouf. But he was injured in the process and was himself substituted after 65 minutes. Odemwingie appeared to have settled well at Stoke following his move to the Britannia Stadium last January. His three-year spell at West Brom ended in acrimony a year ago and a subsequent switch to Cardiff failed to reignite his career. Stoke forward Peter Odemwingie is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, manager Mark Hughes has revealed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Silver Medal joy for Niebrugge

first_img Niebrugge, the 2013 US Amateur Public Links champion, rated it as his biggest achievement so far. “I would rank it up for sure the top accomplishment I’ve had so far: the Silver Medal in a major championship, especially at St Andrews, is definitely a dream come true,” he said. “I played in the Masters last year and the John Deere Classic (on the PGA Tour) this last summer and both of those experiences definitely made this a little easier. “There is nothing like coming down the last hole, though. It’s just an awesome amphitheatre – I was a little nervous.” Niebrugge will not be turning professional, as so many do after a good performance in a major, as he wants to complete his studies. That means he will be in contention for September’s Walker Cup. “I’ve still got one more year left at Oklahoma State,” added the American, who came through final qualifying at Hillside Golf Club in Southport. “I study entrepreneurship and sports management, basically just typical business classes, with a sports management major. The 21-year-old shot a final-round 70 at St Andrews to post 11 under and overtake Ireland’s Paul Dunne, who had begun the final round with a three-stroke lead over his rival. Five amateurs made the cut and with three finishing in the top 12, it was the most competitive challenge for the Silver Medal for some time. Amateur Jordan Niebrugge made it an United States double at the 144th Open Championship after walking away with the Silver Medal. Press Association “If golf doesn’t work out, I’d still like to stay in the golf field and do something business-wise that way.” He beat compatriot and former number one-ranked amateur Oliver Schniederjans, who is wasting no time in joining the paid ranks and will be teeing it up at this week’s Canadian Open on Thursday having already played in two majors. “I really wanted these experiences in two majors and I’m absolutely thrilled that I decided to do that,” he said, having made the cut in last month’s US Open. “I feel like I’m ready to be out here.” England’s Ashley Chesters could find himself competing against Schniederjans again in September after finishing alongside the American on nine under with a final-round 69. “I’ve got to go back and defend the European Amateur again,” he said of his immediate plans to win a third successive title in Slovakia in August. “I’ll probably wait and play the Walker Cup now and hopefully this will do me no harm in getting picked for that and then possibly turn pro after that.” Dunne finished on six under, having gone into the last round as joint leader in the final group on 12 under, after shooting 78 with Frenchman Romain Langasque two-over after a 74. last_img read more

Juninho Tasks Neymar to Control His Emotion

first_imgFormer Brazil midfielder Juninho has said that Neymar must display “emotional control” if he is to deliver his country’s first football gold medal at Rio 2016.Success at the Olympics is the only major football honour to elude the Selecao, with pressure ramped up to break that run on home soil when the football competition kicks off on August 4.Brazil captain Neymar’s last international tournament ended in disgrace as he was sent off after the final whistle of Brazil’s 1-0 Copa America defeat to Colombia in 2015, earning him a four-match ban which ruled him out of the remainder of the event.Having sat out this year’s Copa America to focus on the Olympic Games, former Middlesbrough star Juninho – an Olympic bronze medallist in 1996 – says the Barcelona attacker must display more control as he leads his country. “Neymar is a different player, I think he is unique,” Juninho told Omnisport.“When the ball lands on his foot everybody expect a goal. He is decisive on the national team.“He must have extra emotional control, because he knows his importance on the Selecao. The team feels the difference and know how important Neymar is.“He needs an emotional control. I believe that Brazil can win the Olympics 2016 with his help. I think Brazil has great players and they can bring the dream of the victory.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

AFA Sports Becomes Official Apparel Sponsor of Ghana Basketball

first_img“This collaboration is the best we’ve had in years and it’s a win-win for both organizations. Ghana Basketball Association will take advantage of this partnership to propel us forward in becoming a leading basketball organization in Africa.”Community is at the core of AFA’s brand. The company, which started operations in 2017, started with a quest to empower local communities and athletes. AFA Sports is the official apparel sponsor of the Nigerian Women’s Basketball Team and has supported the team through their 2 time Afrobasketball win and earning a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.AFA Sports has also supported the Nigerian Parapowerlifting team in their efforts to become world champions.Ugo Udezue, CEO and Co-founder of AFA Sports has dedicated his 17 year long career to the advancement of athletes in the industry, first as an ex-NBA agent and then as the CEO of various sporting companies. He came back to his country, Nigeria to focus on the growing potential in the sporting industry.“We hope to keep adding value to the system and also show the world the greatness Africans have to offer through our community engagement.”AFA Sports in partnership with Ghana Basketball Association intends to grow and solidify the Ghana basketball team to be among the top ranking basketball teams in the world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFA Sports has signed on the Ghana Basketball Association to be the official apparel sponsor for the men and women’s basketball teams. AFA Sports continues its support of African teams and leads the way in Africa’s sports apparel market. The brand is staying true to their support of grassroots communities through the support of local and national teams.“This partnership is milestone collaboration because the Ghana basketball teams have immense potential and talent to become a basketball powerhouse in Africa. It is also a step ahead for AFA in our standing collaborations and empowerment of African athletes,” the CEO of AFA Sports, Ugo Udezue, says.The president of Ghana Basketball Association Iddrisu Gamel Ayambire remarked on the fruitful collaboration by assuring that AFA is the best to handle the task of providing quality apparel to the team and help in the task of building grassroots basketball in Ghana.last_img read more

Warriors coach Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant will be ‘alright’

first_imgKerr was unsure whether the Warriors forward, who scored 25 points in 30 minutes, would require an MRI on the injury but didn’t sound overly concerned ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with the Rockets.”I think he’s going to be all right. He had an ankle contusion, but I don’t think it’s bad. I talked to him briefly, he didn’t seem to think it was too bad,” Kerr said.FinalKlay: 28p/5r/5a/3sKD: 25p/3a/2r/2sSteph: 18p/8a/7r/3sDeMarcus: 13p/5r/2a/2bDraymond: 11r/8a/6pAlfonzo: 8p/4rAndre: 6p/5r/3aKevon: 6r/5p/2aShaun: 3a/2p/2r— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 11, 2019Phoenix’s victory ended an 18-game losing streak against the Warriors, with star guard Devin Booker dropping 13 straight points in the fourth quarter en route to a total of 37.It was the Warriors’ fourth loss in their past six matches, but they still sit top of the Western Conference with a record of 45-21.Kerr added: “The Suns were great. They’ve been through a tough season and they’ve played really well lately. They beat Milwaukee at home last week, so we knew they weren’t going to be a pushover.”They came in and kicked our butts. Good moment for them, great game for them, I’m happy for them, I know the frustration they’ve felt all year and it was the right outcome. They beat the crap out of us.””Can’t describe how proud I am of the guys!”Sums up tonight! Hear from Coach after the win!— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 11, 2019Stephen Curry contributed 18 points but was four-of-15 from three-point range and admitted the Warriors feel “uncomfortable” as they seek a third straight championship. Kevin Durant will be “alright” after sustaining an ankle contusion in the Warriors’ surprise loss to the Suns on Sunday, according to coach Steve Kerr.The 10-time All-Star landed on DeAndre Ayton’s foot and rolled his right ankle in the fourth quarter of the 115-111 defeat at Oracle Arena, leaving the game and not returning. “Let’s not forget last year was way worse than this, way worse than this, with injuries and things like that. We have pretty much everybody healthy,” Curry said.”We talked about the things we need to get better at going into the playoffs and just haven’t done it. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, which I think we like right now.”We’re getting challenged, we’re getting teams’ best shots.”last_img read more