Saint Mary’s NSSLHA Club is partnering with Flourish Boutique and Gallery to raise money for Sertoma, a national service organization focused on hearing health, this Friday.The fundraiser is part of the annual nationwide “NSSLHA Loves” campaign, club president and senior Taylor Ellerbrock said.“NSSLHA stands for ‘National Student Speech Language Hearing Association’ and is a club for anyone interested in the professional world of speech pathology and audiology.” Ellerbrock said. “Saint Mary’s is just one chapter of the national organization contributing to the NSSLHA Loves campaign.”According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website, NSSLHA has approximately 13,000 members and 300 student-managed campus chapters in the United States and abroad.“Every year [NSSLHA Loves] picks a foundation to raise awareness and funds for, and this year they picked Sertoma,” Ellerbrock said. “Sertoma is a hearing loss-hearing health foundation. … They advocate for healthy hearing.”According to the Sertoma website, the organization has a mission to improve the quality of life through education and support for those impacted by hearing loss.In order to achieve ‘gold level’ honors within NSSLHA, the Saint Mary’s club must donate at least $500 to Sertoma, Ellerbrock said. The upcoming event with Flourish Boutique and Gallery is one of the main fundraisers for their contribution, she said.“Five percent of purchases at Flourish from the whole day [on Nov. 13] is going to Sertoma alone. Our club is not taking any of it,” Ellerbrock said.The event will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and shoppers are encouraged to look for hidden gift cards in the store ranging from $10 to $100, Ellerbrock said. NSSLHA officers will be at Flourish from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. handing out ‘swag bags,’ and if people bring the event flyer, they will get 50 percent off their purchase and free pair of earrings, she said.“Even if you don’t bring that flyer and you’re a random shopper from, say, Granger, five percent of your purchase money still goes to NSSLHA, which in turn goes to Sertoma,” Ellerbrock said.This is the first time the club has worked with Flourish, Ellerbrock said. Planning for the event began after fall break, when the club decided to do a fundraiser that was different than the Eddy Street Give Back Nights. They also wanted to reach people beyond the Saint Mary’s-Notre Dame community, she said.Ellerbrock said everyone they worked with at Flourish was helpful and supportive. The club enjoys working with a company that promotes positive self-image and self-confidence, she said.“Not only can you get a great deal, but this also helps NSSLHA raise awareness about hearing health in general,” Ellerbrock said. “We’re really passionate our major and about hearing health. It’s going to be a fun time.”Tags: Flourish Boutique and Gallery, hearing health, NSSLHA, saint mary’s
The apparatus for the security and defense during the Confederations Cup was the largest ever performed in Brazil, just like the planning and the coordination of preventive joint actions with many federal, state, and municipal governments, not only in the six host cities where the games took place, but also in many other parts of the country. Law enforcement and approximately 20,000 military members of the Navy, Army, and Air Force operated in ten sectors considered strategic for the safety of the population, the foreign delegations, and the tourists who participated in the event, generating R$ 331.5 million (149.4 million dollars). The actions of strategic and operational intelligence, terrorism prevention, explosive supervision, security and cyber defense, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense, must be emphasized; as well as the cooperation in Civil Defense activities and the protection of the land borders. In particular, Operation Ágata, another joint effort of the Armed Forces and police organizations, seized 25 tons of drugs and 4.9 tons of explosives in 19 days of action, numbers considered historic by the Center of Operations of the Joint Staff, the general activities coordination agency. Despite the protests that occurred simultaneously at the event, which involved thousands of people, displayed isolated violent acts perpetrated by anarchist groups, the security plan of the Confederations Cup was not modified and showed great efficiency. Proof of that lies in that there were no records of serious incidents that could have hurt the institutional image of the event or the country before the international public opinion. The results obtained are considered excellent, an unquestionable proof that the coordinated actions by specialized centers in specific areas may be a good alternative for the security plan of major events. Another important point was the direct involvement of different federal agencies, such as the Ministries of Defense and Justice, supporting the Task Force actions. The same security plan will be used during World Youth Day, except that in this specific situation the events will occur in open areas, increasing the level of vulnerability. Either way, the results obtained are a good prognosis for the security of future events, such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. By Dialogo July 16, 2013
Dynamo on Tuesday posted a statement on their official website which said Buttner’s contract was “agreed upon” and that only “technical details” were being settled, and which was accompanied by pictures of the left-back in their training kit. The 25-year-old Dutchman said: “I want to play in the Champions League, win trophies. Press Association “Dynamo are a very strong team and I am confident that we will fight for first place this season.” Buttner has made a total of only 28 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals, since joining United from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2012. His fellow left-back Patrice Evra in May signed a new contract with the Red Devils, who have been linked with another player in that position, Southampton’s England international Luke Shaw. Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner has agreed a contract with Dynamo Moscow, the Russian side have announced.