TAGS”Dublins Dior”Chair of the Hunt Museum FriendsHarper’s BazaarHunt MuseumKathleen O’SullivanSybil ConnollyVogue Sybil Connolly at work in DublinHunt Museum has chosen some of its collection of Sybil Connolly clothes, sketchbooks, swatches, glass and ceramics to explore the trailblazing design career of Sybil Connolly.Her fame outside of Ireland is shown in the magazines of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and her entrepreneurial spirit was ground-breaking for the period.Chair of the Hunt Museum Friends, Kathleen O’Sullivan, who wrote her MA thesis on Sybil Connolly’s impact on the Irish Fashion Industry and currently works as Supervisor of Ladies Fashion at Shaw’s Department Store, Limerick says: “Sybil Connolly was a fashion designer who wanted to break the mould, persuading the sisters of the Order of St. Louis.to let her dye their lace, pink instead of the regulation black or white.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She is an amazing example of a woman working in 1950’s Ireland, pushing the boundaries ofcreativity and of the expectations of a woman’s role in the workplace and society.” Sybil Connolly was a Dublin based fashion designer, renowned for creating haute couture from Irishtextiles. She used materials such as finely pleated handkerchief linen, delicate Carrickmacross lace and durable Irish tweed to create designs inspired by Irish people, traditions and culture.Hunt Museum’s bannerDubbed by the media as “Dublin’s Dior”, Sybil Connolly was a pioneering designer and one of the first Irish fashion designers to have international success. She surprised and delighted theinternational fashion world with her creations, and worked with stores such as Tiffany & Co, Bloomingdales and Lord and Taylor, in New York. Famous clients included Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Adele Astaire and Mrs. Gregory Peck.Later in her career, she reinvented herself, turning her attention to interior and garden design, creating wallpapers, fabrics, glass and ceramics for companies such as Tipperary Crystal.The medium of Fashion makes art, design and science accessible for everyone.Making it available online means new audiences can experience and learn in their own online spaces. In parallel with the opening of ”Sybil” as a physical exhibition on April 19th , the Hunt Museum website launches on May 24th, an online exhibition of her work and story.The Hunt Museum encourage people to participate via #SybilInLimerick and actively add to their Tumblr and Pinterest boards about her and her work. Keep an eye on the Hunt Museum’s website for news on our Sybil related education workshops, lectures, and very excitingly the first Wikipedia Editathon in Limerick.More local news here. Listen: A score for Limerick Printmakers WhatsApp Twitter The Hunt Museum launches a competition to create a sculpture from the Chestnut tree stump for the new Museum in a Garden Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleStudents from Limerick Universities among winners in national awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Email Print Exhibition of Iconic Film Costumes Stays in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Fashion icon Sybil Connolly features on Hunt Museum online series Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Hunt Museum launch Sculpting Competition Limerick Post Show | Fund A Cobble | Hunt Museum NewsLocal NewsHunt Museum to explore the fascinating design career of Sybil ConnollyBy Staff Reporter – April 17, 2018 1079
Top Stories’Wholly Unacceptable’ : Supreme Court Sets Aside ‘Rakhi-For-Bail’ Order Of Madhya Pradesh High Court Live Law News Network18 March 2021 1:49 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday set aside Madhya Pradesh High Court Judgment wherein the Court had imposed a bail condition upon the person (accused of outraging the modesty of his neighbour) to request the victim to tie the rakhi around his wrist.”Using rakhi tying as a condition for bail, transforms a molester into a brother, by a judicial mandate. This is…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday set aside Madhya Pradesh High Court Judgment wherein the Court had imposed a bail condition upon the person (accused of outraging the modesty of his neighbour) to request the victim to tie the rakhi around his wrist.”Using rakhi tying as a condition for bail, transforms a molester into a brother, by a judicial mandate. This is wholly unacceptable, and has the effect of diluting and eroding the offence of sexual harassment. The act perpetrated on the survivor constitutes an offence in law, and is not a minor transgression that can be remedied by way of an apology, rendering community service, tying a rakhi or presenting a gift to the survivor, or even promising to marry her, as the case maybe. The law criminalizes outraging the modesty of a woman”, observed the judgment delivered by a bench comprising Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AM Khanwilkar.The Court held that the “use of reasoning/language which diminishes the offence and tends to trivialize the survivor, is to be avoided under all circumstances”.The judgment illustrated certain conduct and actions as irrelevant for adjudication – to say that the survivor had in the past consented to such or similar acts or that she behaved promiscuously, or by her acts or clothing, provoked the alleged action of the accused, that she behaved in a manner unbecoming of chaste or “Indian” women, or that she had called upon the situation by her behavior, etc.The Court stated that such attitudes should “never enter judicial verdicts or orders” or be “considered relevant while making a judicial decision”. They cannot be reasons for granting bail or other such reliefs.Imposing conditions that implicitly tend to condone or diminish the harm caused by the accused and have the effect of potentially exposing the survivor to secondary trauma, such as mandating mediation processes in non-compoundable offences, mandating as part of bail conditions, community service (in a manner of speaking with the so-called reformative approach towards the perpetrator of sexual offence) or requiring tendering of apology once or repeatedly, or in any manner getting or being in touch with the survivor, is especially forbidden. “The law does not permit or countenance such conduct, where the survivor can potentially be traumatized many times over or be led into some kind of non-voluntary acceptance, or be compelled by the circumstances to accept and condone behavior what is a serious offence”, the judgment authored by Justice Ravindra Bhat said.Greatest extent of sensitivity is to be displayed in the judicial approach,language and reasoning adopted by the judge. Even a solitary instance of such order or utterance in court, reflects adversely on the entire judicial system of the country,undermining the guarantee to fair justice to all, and especially to victims of sexual violence.The Court issued the following guidelines.(a)Bail conditions should not mandate, require or permit contact between the accused and the victim. Such conditions should seek to protect the complainant from any further harassment by the accused;(b)Where circumstances exist for the court to believe that there might be a potential threat of harassment of the victim, or upon apprehension expressed, after calling for reports from the police, the nature of protection shall be separately considered and appropriate order made, in addition to a direction to the accused not to make any contact with the victim;(c) In all cases where bail is granted, the complainant should immediately be informed that the accused has been granted bail and copy of the bail order made over to him/her within two days;(d)Bail conditions and orders should avoid reflecting stereotypical or patriarchal notions about women and their place in society, and must strictly be in accordance with the requirements of the Cr. PC. In other words, discussion about the dress,behavior, or past “conduct” or “morals” of the prosecutrix, should not enter the verdict granting bail;(e)The courts while adjudicating cases involving gender related crimes, should not suggest or entertain any notions (or encourage any steps) towards compromises between the prosecutrix and the accused to get married, suggest or mandate mediation between the accused and the survivor, or any form of compromise as it is beyond their powers and jurisdiction;(f)Sensitivity should be displayed at all times by judges, who should ensure that there is no traumatization of the prosecutrix, during the proceedings, or anything said during the arguments, and(g) Judges especially should not use any words, spoken or written, that would undermine or shake the confidence of the survivor in the fairness or impartiality of the court. Courts should avoid gender stereotypes such as examples given belowFurther, courts should desist from expressing any stereotype opinion, in words spoken during proceedings, or in the course of a judicial order, to the effect that (i)women are physically weak and need protection; (ii) women are incapable of or cannot take decisions on their own; (iii) men are the “head” of the household and should take all the decisions relating to family; (iv) women should be submissive and obedient according to our culture; (v) “good” women are sexually chaste; (vi)motherhood is the duty and role of every woman, and assumptions to the effect that she wants to be a mother; (vii) women should be the ones in charge of their children,their upbringing and care; (viii) being alone at night or wearing certain clothes make women responsible for being attacked; (ix) a woman consuming alcohol, smoking,etc. may justify unwelcome advances by men or “has asked for it”; (x) women are emotional and often overreact or dramatize events, hence it is necessary to corroborate their testimony; (xi) testimonial evidence provided by women who are sexually active may be suspected when assessing “consent” in sexual offence cases;and (xii) lack of evidence of physical harm in sexual offence case leads to an inference of consent by the woman.Judges be trained on gender sensitizationThe court mandated that a module on gender sensitization be included, as part of the foundational training of every judge. This module must aim at imparting techniques for judges to be more sensitive in hearing and deciding cases of sexual assault, and eliminating entrenched social bias, especially misogyny. The module should also emphasize the prominent role that judges are expected to play in society, as role models and thought leaders, in promoting equality and ensuring fairness, safety and security to all women who allege the perpetration of sexual offences against them. Equally, the use of language and appropriate words and phrases should be emphasized as part of this training.The National Judicial Academy was requested to devise, speedily, the necessary inputs which have to be made part of the training of young judges, as well as form part of judges’ continuing education with respect to gender sensitization, with adequate awareness programs regarding stereotyping and unconscious biases that cancreep into judicial reasoning.The Bar Council of India (BCI) should also consult subject experts and circulate a paper for discussion with law faculties and colleges/universities in regard to courses that should be taught at the undergraduate level, in the LL.Bprogram. The BCI shall also require topics on sexual offences and gender sensitization to be mandatorily included in the syllabus for the All India Bar Examination.The Court passed the directions in a petition filed by Advocate Aparna Bhat and few other SC lawyers seeking guidelines to prevent the courts trivializing sexual offences. The Court took into account the suggestions made by the Attorney General for India while passing the directives.The impugned order was passed by Justice Rohit Arya of Madhya Pradesh High Court, who released a man, apprehended for outraging the modesty of a woman, on bail provided that he visits the house of the complainant and requests her to tie the Rakhi band to him “with the promise to protect her to the best of his ability for all times to come.Case DetailsTitle : Aparna Bhat and others v State of Madhya Pradesh and othersCoram : Justices AM Khanwilkar and S Ravindra BhatCitation : LL 2021 SC 168Click here to read/download the judgment Next Story
Today, Brooklyn-based nine-piece Turkuaz has released their new album, Life In The City. Following-up 2015’s Digitonium, the nine-track studio album marks Turkuaz’s fifth to date. Merging together the worlds of funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia and punctuated by deft musicality and show-stopping singalongs, Turkuaz’s latest studio effort is their most anticipated to date. In addition to previously released “Life In The City” and “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, which was produced by Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison, you can listen to Turkuaz’s full album below.Turkuaz – Life In The City – Full AlbumThis weekend, members of Turkuaz will descend upon Williamsburg, Brooklyn for Brooklyn Comes Alive, taking over Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade for a musical marathon alongside members of Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, The Disco Biscuits, and so many more. Get your tickets here and join the action.Then, Turkuaz heads out on a three-month tour, where they will be joined by Butcher Brown, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Lettuce, Dynamo, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Rubblebucket, and Too Many Zooz at various stops. The Life In The City Tour kicks off with a three-night run across New York from October 4th through 6th, followed up by shows in Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. On October 17th, the band returns to the Northeast, rolling through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York—including a performance at legendary Port Chester, NY rock palace The Capitol Theatre on October 19th—before heading back south on October 24th with a show in Greenville, South Carolina.After working their way to the fan-favorite festival, Suwannee Hulaween, on October 28th, the band will detour through Covington, Kentucky on October 26th. On Halloween proper, the band will perform a show in Asheville, North Carolina, followed by a stop in Greenville, North Carolina, on November 1st. After shows in Philly and D.C. on the 2nd and 3rd, the group heads to the Midwest, routing through Pittsburgh, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids from November 8th through 11th. Up next is a run across Omaha, Madison, Minneapolis, and Chicago from November 14th to 17th to close the main leg of the tour ahead of the band’s New Year’s Eve run, which will see the band ringing in 2019 in Worcester, Massachusetts.For more information about the new album or Turkuaz’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.
TAKE A HIKESemester-A-TrailEmory & Henry CollegeEmory, VirginiaHave you ever wanted to take six months off from life, pack your bags, and hit the trail? “Communing with nature and simplifying your life sounds romantic, but it is hard work,” says Semester-A-Trail and Emory & Henry Outdoor Programs Director Jim Harrison.In 1997, Harrison and his wife Aliese completed a southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Unrelenting hordes of mosquitoes and torrential weather plagued the couple during their 2,189-mile trek, but he says that despite the physical and mental battles, thru-hiking the A.T. proved to be more than just a long walk in the woods: it was a walk back to hope.“The thru-hike experience renewed my faith in humanity,” Harrison says. “Without even knowing our real names, people of all creeds and socioeconomic backgrounds embraced us and our hiker smells, offering unconditional support and big smiles.”Shortly after completing the trail, Harrison started working for Emory & Henry College. Inspired by his thru-hike, he immediately began planting the seeds for an outdoor program. Jason Hibbitts of Honaker, Va., was one of the first students to take part in Harrison’s hikes.“I wanted to test my mettle and chase that wanderlust,” Hibbitts says. “There’s something spiritually humbling about having an experience you can’t buy your way out of.”So, in 2006, Hibbitts headed south for Springer Mountain in Georgia and began his six-month courtship with the white blaze.“Thru-hiking is great because you’re challenging yourself to see the world in a different way than you might in a classroom,” Hibbitts says. “I was accountable for my own learning. No one’s going to make you get up at 6 a.m., lace up your boots, then hike 20 miles,” but he did, and came out at Mount Katahdin stronger for it.Today, students from any department can hike the trail and acquire 12 or more credit hours, though part-time enrollment is also available. Past students have incorporated projects in a variety of fields, ranging from psychology and wellness to community service and environmental science.For rising junior and music education major Jon Ross of Knoxville, Tenn., that opportunity to combine academic pursuits with extracurricular interests is exactly what he’s looking for. In the spring of 2016, Ross will begin his northbound journey along the A.T. in hopes of finishing before the fall semester of his senior year. And while long-distance backpacking certainly isn’t among the courses required for a degree in music education, Ross is ready to step beyond the borders of his comfort zone in search of challenge, fresh air, and a dash of inspiration.“I’m hoping [the thru-hike] will give me a little time to be with myself and figure out exactly where the creativity in my mind wants to wander,” Ross says. “Along with my evolution as a person, I think I’ll grow as a musician as well.”Students interested in the Semester-A-Trail program should expect to work hard and think big. Prior to departure, thru-hikers-in-training will receive certifications in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR, complete nature writing and introductory backpacking courses, and submit a comprehensive trip plan (including risk management, budget, and logistics).The program has seen such success that the college now plans to expand the Semester-A-Trail offering into an institute that would allow participants to transfer in and out from other schools or engage the program as a gap year.FOR MORE INFO on Emory & Henry’s Outdoor Program and the Semester-A-Trail experience, contact Jim Harrison at [email protected] or visit ehc.edu/student-life/outdoor-programEHC FAST FACTSPopulation: 1,012 undergradOutdoor Rec degree: NoOutdoor club: Yes – E&H Outdoor ProgramsOn-campus adventure: Climbing wall, bouldering cave, 18-hole disc golf course, indoor pool[nextpage title=”next page”]DIVE DEEPSCUBAPennsylvania State UniversityState College, PennsylvaniaEscape the rat race pace of your concrete jungle by suiting up in a pair of flippers and taking the plunge. Between Pennsylvania State University’s for-credit SCUBA courses and the Nittany Divers SCUBA Club, students of any ability level can explore the underwater worlds surrounding State College, Penn., just about every day of the week, every month of the year.“We start out with swimming, then snorkeling, then gearing up in SCUBA equipment and getting you to float neutrally under the water,” says Paul Rentschler, a certified SCUBA instructor through the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and the current SCUBA Diving Supervisor at Penn State.Rentschler first acquired a love for SCUBA when he himself attended Penn State as an undergraduate in the electrical engineering department. Having already participated in a dive course at a nearby shop in Reading, Penn., Rentschler turned to the Nittany Divers to satisfy his thirst for more. The diving club, which was founded in 1967, took his SCUBA skills to new heights, and lower depths.“It’s very freeing and it’s very peaceful,” Rentschler says of SCUBA diving. At Penn State, students can have that experience and learn the art of SCUBA for college credit during an eight-or 15-week beginner’s course.“It’s just a lot of fun exploring a whole different world,” says Penn State alumnus Matt Vinciguerra (’07). “Each class I took, I learned more about SCUBA diving, and the more you learn, the safer you can be.”Advanced SCUBA, SCUBA Rescue Diver, Training Assistant, Dry Suit Diver: for someone who went SCUBA diving as much as Vinciguerra, even if it wasn’t as part of a for-credit class, it may come as a surprise that he majored in astrophysics instead of, say, marine science. And while he now maintains a full-time job as an engineer, he regularly instructs at Neptune’s Realm SCUBA Center in Avondale, Penn and has been on almost 600 dives from Cozumel to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.PSU FAST FACTSPopulation: 46,000 undergradOutdoor Rec degree: Yes – BS/MS: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism ManagementOutdoor club: Yes – Penn State Adventure RecreationOn-campus adventure: Indoor pool, indoor ice arena, Stone Valley Recreation Area[nextpage title=”next page”]PADDLE THE SOURCEVoice of the RiversBrevard CollegeBrevard, North CarolinaAt Brevard College, experience is everything.But, according to Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (WLEE) Associate Professor Clyde Carter, the school doesn’t promote just any type of experience.“The [outdoor] industry wants to hire people with a lot of ‘personal experience,’” Carter says, “whether you’re swimming through a class IV or you get stuck on the side of Looking Glass during a storm, that all deals with personal experience.”That idea of living and learning, sometimes the hard way, is exactly how Carter found himself at Brevard College. In 1989, Carter convinced the college’s president to hire him as the director of an outdoor program that didn’t exist yet, but would be unlike anything else at the time. With the help of outdoor legends such as National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) founder Paul Petzoldt, Carter crafted an outdoor program and degree based on part-theory, part skin-your-knee trial and error.“That’s why [experience] is in our title, Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education,” Carter says. “We put [the students] in real situations, but there is a safety net to some degree. If they make a wrong turn, as long as there’s not a life in danger, I’m gonna walk behind them with a smile on my face, even if it means we’re out there till dark.”In 1997, Carter, whose own early outdoor adventures were fraught with one-too-many close calls on flooded sections of the Chattooga River and self-guided tours through unknown routes in the Tetons, sat down again with the college faculty to propose another opportunity for students to implement classroom ideas into the real world: an extended paddling trip from source to sea. Surprisingly, the college supported the expedition, and Voice of the Rivers (VOR) was born.“The goal is not a wilderness program, though we’re camping out and paddling the whole thing,” Carter says. “The goal is to meet as many people as possible who work on the river, recreate on it, depend on it, and hear their stories.”Additionally, the VOR trip is open to students from any department, not just the WLEE program. Criminal justice, environmental studies, music education, and even theater majors have found their way onto a VOR trip, and according to WLEE major and VOR alumna Kelsey Bracewell (’09), the diversity of backgrounds was what made the three-week trip so special.“I remember sitting there on the water near the end of the trip and thinking we were just crushing it,” Bracewell says. “I was really impressed with how our group performed that day,” noting that, though her fellow students all had varying degrees of experience in a sea kayak, the three weeks of paddling and backcountry living in a group setting had gone relatively incident-free. “We had all worked really hard to get that far,” she adds, from logistics and risk management, to researching regional literature and sea kayak training.The VOR program has taken students on a number of different source-to-sea journeys, from the Brevard campus to New Orleans, from Henderson County to Charleston, S.C., from Cashiers, N.C., to Savannah, Ga., and even an extended three-month expedition on Patagonia waterways.BC FAST FACTSPopulation: 701 undergradOutdoor Rec degree: Yes – BA: Wilderness Leadership & Experiential Education (WLEE)Outdoor club: Yes – Climbing Team, Outing Club, Paddling Club, Cycling TeamOn-campus adventure: Bracken Preserve[nextpage title=”next page”]CLAMP ON CRAMPONSIce ClimbingGarrett CollegeMcHenry, MarylandWinters in the mid-Atlantic always mean unavoidable element: ice. While unfortunate for skiers and snowboarders, the ice in the Mid-Atlantic is prime for ice climbing.“No one really knows what to expect from an ice climbing class,” says Andrew Hershey, an Associate Professor with the Adventuresports Institute (ASI) at Garrett College. “It wouldn’t be hard, you’d think, to get people to sign up, but even Adventuresports students are intimidated by cold weather activities.”ASI student Kayley Green was just that: intimidated, hesitant, and, truth be told, a little nervous. Though actively involved in the ASI program and an avid climber, ice climbing was foreign territory.“I’d never been ice climbing before and I really, really hate cold weather,” Green says. “And I hate snow.”Despite having doubts, Green enrolled in the course anyway, and in January of 2015, after a 15-hour drive north to the Catskills of New York, she found herself enthralled by some of the East Coast’s most pristine ice formations.“When students get out there, most of them typically really, really love it,” Hershey says, despite facing low temperatures, unpredictable weather, and often brutal wind.The ice-climbing course takes place over the span of five days, and though the early years of the course were spent right down the road in Savage River State Forest, the crew now heads north.“We cover all the basics of ice climbing,” Hershey says. “We look at understanding how ice is formed, how to evaluate ice, how to swing your ice tools, how to move on lower angle ice,” all of which, he says, is founded on the students’ knowledge of basic rock climbing skills, which they accumulate through prerequisite classes in introductory top rope and multipitch climbing.GC FAST FACTSPopulation: 769 undergradOutdoor Rec degree: Yes – Associates in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Adventure Sports Management; B.S. Adventuresports Management 2+2 Program through Frostburg State UniversityOutdoor club: NoOn-campus adventure: Climbing wall, indoor pool, low element challenge course, Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake within sightWATCH VIDEO Garrett College students talk about adventure, past and present, at BlueRidgeOutdoors.com[nextpage title=”next page”]LEARN TO LEADPrinciples of Field LeadershipGeorgia CollegeMilledgeville, GeorgiaIt’s one thing to know how to keep yourself safe in the backcountry. It’s another thing entirely to facilitate a group experience in the outdoors and not only keep those people safe, but also teach them something in the process. Georgia College’s Principles of Field Leadership class provides students with a framework to do just that.“This course tends to show students that leadership is less of a coat in the closet that you put on when it’s your time to lead—it’s more of you being comfortable in your own skin,” says course professor Dr. Will Hobbs.It’s called “field leadership” for a reason. Students spend just a couple days in the classroom preparing for the pinnacle of the course, a 12-day backcountry trip. The goal?“Humility,” Hobbs says. “Students come into the class thinking, ‘I got this dialed,’” but anyone who has spent more than a week in the woods with the same group of 10 people knows it’s not that easy. Just ask outdoor education senior Cole Wilson who says the interpersonal skills he learned during those 12 days were invaluable.“Three or four years ago, I would have viewed a leader as this concrete, almost president-like figure,” Wilson says. “Now I realize that there is so much more that goes into it, and it’s a lot about relationship building. A good leader doesn’t always get noticed.”Wilson’s come a long way since he first entered Georgia College as a programming and networking major. Wilson found something during a summer backpacking trip that he wasn’t expecting: identity.“I always had a passion for [working with] people, but in my mind, networking and programming wasn’t the way to do it,” Wilson says. So he changed majors and never looked back.Hobbs knows that story all too well and says that accepting your identity and becoming a good leader go hand-in-hand.“When I was 18, I was wrestling with ‘who am I?’ and had this mistaken idea that there was one thing that I was designed to do, one purpose, one job, one person, one career, one life path for me and if I didn’t discover that, then I’d be screwed for the rest of my life,” Hobbs says.So how did he overcome these feelings of doubt and uncertainty? He took a hike to Old Rag in Virginia. Much like Wilson, Hobbs felt a certain peace as he gazed out at the expanse of rolling ridges and, for the first time, he felt like he belonged.“I didn’t receive any answers immediately,” Hobbs says, “yet that recognition that there are systems at work that continue to function whether or not I exist was a humbling, frightening, and extremely freeing idea.”It’s an idea which is integral to his course structure and what he hopes students will take away at the end of 12 days. The class is currently offered in May near the end of the spring semester.GC FAST FACTSPopulation: 5,729 undergradOutdoor Rec degree: Yes – B.S. in Outdoor EducationOutdoor club: Yes – Outdoor Recreation EducationOn-campus adventure: Lake Laurel Lodge, challenge courses, two climbing walls, Lake Laurel, and 83 acres of forest and wetlands[nextpage title=”next page”]Best College Adventures Check out these other great adventure courses and travel opportunities offered by colleges throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.#1 Western Carolina UniversityCongratulations to WCU in Cullowhee, N.C. who again won Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Best Adventure College Bracket for the second year in a row. With a Parks and Recreation Management degree, Base Camp Cullowhee outing program, internship opportunities with the National Park Service at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala Outdoor Center, and front door access to some of the Southeast’s greatest natural playgrounds, it’s no wonder students who want to be immersed in the outdoors come to this adventure oasis.And to gain a familiarity of WCU’s backyard, what better way to do that than by backpacking and climbing for 10 days at some of the region’s iconic destinations like the Linville Gorge and Mount Mitchell? Wilderness Education is a three-credit class offering students the chance to learn the basics of expedition planning, leadership, and implementation while being immersed in true backcountry.#2 Montreat CollegeOur second-place finisher in the Top Adventure College tournament goes to another western North Carolina school, where the small student body and hands-on learning opportunities create experienced leaders in the outdoors. Montreat, which is located in the shadow of Mount Mitchell and surrounded by national forest, offers a degree in Outdoor Education. The program emphasizes not only outdoor skills but also leadership training, environmental studies, and Christian faith.Montreat’s 40/40 Wilderness Expedition takes students on a 40-day backpacking expedition in Wyoming that includes significant time living above 10,000 feet while also rock climbing, snow climbing and mountaineering, summiting multiple peaks.Virginia Tech: Paddling over 50 miles of the San Juan River. Canyoneering in Moab. Enroll in Virginia Tech’s Venture Out spring break trips and discover some of the country’s best adventures.UT Knoxville: Explore the Cumberland Plateau’s underground labyrinth of caves.APPALACHIAN STATE: The university’s Canadian Rockies Spring Break Backcountry Ski Expedition is a 14-day ski-mountaineering course spent in Banff, Canada.George Mason University: Bikepack the C&O Canal, a 185-mile trail that runs from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Md.Eastern Kentucky University: Don’t head south for spring break! Head north and ski the slopes of Vermont.West Virginia University: Kayak, snorkel, swim, and camp in Manatee Springs, Cedar Key, St. Joseph Peninsula, and Ictucknee Springs in northern Florida. It’s the only way to spend your winter break.UT Chattanooga: Take spring break and spend it sea kayaking for a week around Florida’s Cayo Costa Island.Virginia Commonwealth University: Footprints on the James, a four-week kayak expedition navigating the James River.University of Georgia: Backpack the Grand Canyon, a weeklong spring break excursion into the heart of one of America’s most treasured icons.University of Virginia: Pump your arms out during a spring break climbing trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.University of Kentucky: Embrace your wild side during a weeklong spring break trip camping on beaches and exploring Georgia’s Cumberland Island.Clemson University: Spring Break Mountain Biking is a weeklong stint of shredding Moab, Utah’s, sweet singletrack.James Madison University: Immerse yourself for 10 days in the hostile yet awe-inspiring environment of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park.University of Pittsburgh: Embark on the Pitt Odyssey and explore the adventures located right out your dorm room door.Liberty University: Ditch the books for the day and head to Liberty Mountain’s trail system, where students can get lost on over 65 miles of trails and logging roads that span across 5,000 acres.Sewanee – College of the South: Spend winter break bagging 14ers in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies.Roanoke College: The sky’s the limit in Kitty Hawk, N.C., with an overnight camping trip, a hang gliding lesson, and a kayak tour through a maritime forest.Davidson College: Canoe down the Rio Grande and experience Texas like you’ve never seen it.Radford University: Rock climb, backpack, and learn the basics of mountaineering during a 14-day course to central Colorado and the Collegiate Mountain Range, where walking through waist-deep snow and fording equally deep rivers is standard passage.North Greenville University: Enroll in the Wilderness Journey Practicum, a 15-day backpacking journey in which students will abide by a minimalistic style of living including boiling water for treatment and tarp camping.UNC – Asheville: Push yourself, learn to cook in the backcountry, gain your CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid certifications, and challenge your idea of leadership in the Outdoor Leadership Training Program.Maryville College: Put your mind, and your body, to the test during the three-credit Human Perseverance and Endurance course.Lees-McRae College: Feel good about going outside to play with Lees-McRae’s Outdoor Programs. These adventurous souls give back by helping with adaptive ski and climbing events across western North Carolina.Warren Wilson College: Enroll in an international voyage aimed at studying environment, culture, & adventure tourism in Armenia.Washington & Lee University: Ever wanted to see Belize in an authentic way? Spend a week on Glover’s Atoll SCUBA diving, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Here are the companies making headlines in extended trading.Uber — The rideshare stock gained 1.9% even though Uber’s third-quarter revenue came in below Wall Street expectations. The transportation company reported a loss of 62 cents per share on $3.13 billion in revenue. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were expecting a loss of 65 cents per share and $3.20 billion in revenue. Square — The payments stock surged more than 7% after the company reported adjusted earnings per share that more than doubled projections. Square generated 34 cents in adjusted earnings per share, compared with 16 expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Gross profit from the company’s Cash App unit grew by more than 200%.- Advertisement – Roku — Shares of the streaming video company climbed 3% in extended trading after reporting a surprise adjusted profit for the third quarter. Roku reported 9 cents in earnings per share on $452 million in revenue. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had projected a loss of 40 cents per share and $366 million in revenue.Electronic Arts — The video game stock tumbled 7.3% after EA’s second-quarter net bookings missed analyst expectations. The company reported $910 million in net bookings for the three month period, while analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had projected $971 million.Peloton – Shares of Peloton dropped more than 5% following the bike maker’s quarterly results. Peloton reported sales growth of 232% in its fiscal first quarter, while its earnings also beat expectations. However, Peloton has struggled to keep up with the heightened demand, saying it expects to be operating under supply constraints “for the foreseeable future.”- Advertisement – T-Mobile – Shares of T-Mobile jumped 5% after the mobile operator posted better-than-expected quarterly results. T-Mobile reported an EPS of $1.00 for the third quarter, much higher than an estimate of 46 cents per FactSet. Its revenue also beat expectations as the company added more postpaid phone subscribers than expected.Zillow — The housing stock jumped more than 10% after topping Wall Street estimates for its third quarter. Zillow reported 37 cents in adjusted earnings per share on $657 million in revenue. Analysts surveyed by Refinitive had projected 11 cents per share and $572 million. The company also reported upbeat guidance.Dropbox — Shares of the cloud storage fell more than 3% despite a stronger-than-expected third quarter from Dropbox. The company reported 26 cents in earnings per share on $487 million in revenue. Analysts were expecting 19 cents per share and $484 million in revenue, according to Refinitiv.— CNBC’s Yun Li contributed to this story. An Uber Eats food delivery courier closes a bag with an order during a lockdown, imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in central Kiev, Ukraine April 2, 2020.Valentyn Ogirenko | Reuters – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
… as DCC Summer camp concludes“STRIVE to be well all-rounded students of the game”, were the words of President of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) Alfred Mentore, instilled upon the graduates of the club’s annual three-week summer camp which concluded last Friday at the Queenstown based club.Speaking to over eighty (80) students and in the presence of officials of The Ministry of Education, Department of Youth Culture and Sport Permanent Secretary Alfred King, Mentore emphasised the need for youngsters to balance both their academic and cricketing skills in an effort to avoid being a one dimensional individual.More so, the club President explained to the graduates that their participation in the game is not limited to the field, as they are now opportunities for persons to engage in the areas of coaching, commentary,and statistics,among many more.Mentore further gave the example of the camp’s best student, Jordon Nelson, who came to the camp not knowing much about the game, but instead of gravitating towards the on-field action, he quickly became abreast with the correct scoring and the rules of the sport.Meanwhile, King,in his address reminisced on the days with the bat and ball and firmly stated that the DCC summer camp should be a model for other sporting institutions and developing sports men and women.Head coach Gavin Nedd challenged the young cricketers to build on the knowledge gained and the need to conduct self-training if they wish to reach the summit.In closing, the club President thanked all the sponsors for their support and looked forward to future partnerships for such programmes.The camp, which catered for persons from as young as four years old, focused on areas such as public speaking, health and nutrition, the necessity of fitness, the rules of the game, and as well as the technical on-field play.Several of the top performers received trophies while each attendee received a certificate of participation.
Zac Taylor will be the 10th coach in Bengals history, the team announced Monday.Taylor, who was the Rams’ quarterbacks coach this season, couldn’t be officially announced as the Bengals new coach until L.A.’s postseason was over. The news comes one day after the Patriots defeated the Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. “I am happy and fortunate to join the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach,” Taylor said in a statement. “This is a great organization with good people and a rich history, and I am excited to get started. I am looking to add to that history by setting high standards, and holding everyone here accountable to those standards. There is a lot of work to do, and this is day one. We’re going to attack every day with enthusiasm to get this team ready to go.” Related News “Zac is a bright coach with an offensive mind and background, which is important to have in today’s NFL,” Bengals president Mike Brown said. “And he’s young. He embraces new ideas and new ways to do things, which will be a good thing for us. I believe our team will be exciting and fun to watch with him at the helm.”Before he joined the Rams, Taylor was an assistant coach with the Dolphins from 2012-15.Taylor will replace Marvin Lewis, who mutually parted ways with the Bengals after 16 seasons as the team’s head coach. Taylor, 35, will be the second-youngest coach in the league after former boss Sean McVay, who just turned 33 in January. Taylor spent two seasons with the Rams, where he started out as an assistant wide receivers coach before he was promoted to the quarterbacks coach this past year. Super Bowl 53: TV ratings hit 10-year low, thanks in part to New Orleans tuning out