Featured Vacation Rental: March 3rd

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Speaker encourages students to ‘Beat the Blame Game’

first_imgCourtney Abbott, a speaker for Catharsis Productions, presented a powerful refutation of the victim shaming culture that often surrounds sexual violence accusations on Tuesday evening at Geddes Hall.In her presentation, which was sponsored by the Gender Relations Center (GRC) and titled “Beat the Blame Game,” Abbott said victim blaming is harmful because it moves the fault away from those who deserve it.“It removes responsibility from the perpetrator and the system,” she said.The worst part of this culture, Abbott said, is that it enables the offenders.“If the victims of any crime are not reporting that crime, the perpetrators are getting away with it,” she said. “We know for a fact this happens with sexual violence. When people are not called out for their actions, they will repeat and repeat and repeat their actions.”Abbott said this victim blaming leads people to frequently doubt those who have suffered from sexual violence.“Even with all of the awareness and the campaigns, we still live in a world that often looks at people who come forward saying they’ve been victimized with a lot of doubt,” she said.Abbott said victims, instead of being treated with sympathy, are treated as cautionary tales many times.“We want to see where they went wrong so we can make a moral fable out of it,” she said.This criticizing of the victim takes two major forms, Abbott said, and she strongly disagrees with these tactics, especially when they attempt to discredit the victim for their lack of sobriety.“We either attack someone’s character, or we attack someone’s choices,” she said.The way in which sexual violence prevention is taught fails to prepare people for the reality of the situation, she said. Most common sexual assault avoidance strategies, like walking in groups and carrying pepper spray, are aimed at fending off assaults by strangers.“Stranger attacks make up the minority of sexual assaults,” she said.Abbott said people let their guard down when they’re around those they know.“When we trust people and let them into our spaces, we think that these rules don’t apply,” Abbott said. “Unfortunately, the majority of sexual assaults are between people who do know each other.”Abbott said sexual assaults could be prevented if everyone was mindful of consent and their partner’s limits.“Looking for active, verbal, sober, ongoing consent throughout the experience is a great way to encourage yourself and your partner to have a better time,” she said. “It lets that person know that you respect his or her boundaries.”Those close to victims must be willing to listen to and believe the victim, Abbott said. This is the only way more victims will start coming forward.“If they trust you, you have to respect and live up to that trust,” Abbott said. “Help make a safe space for them.”Abbott said everyone must make an effort to stop sexual violence through his or her actions and choices.“If you make a choice to do nothing, you still picked a side,” Abbot said. “In this case, you’re enabling the predators.”Tags: sexual assault, sexual violencelast_img read more

Community Youth Services Among 5 Non-Profits to Receive Washington Women’s Foundation…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Community Youth ServicesWashington Women’s Foundation has announced grant awards to five nonprofit organizations totaling $500,000. Overall Foundation giving since 1996 now totals over $14 million, both through individual grants of $1,000 each and through Pooled Fund Grants of $50,000 – $100,000.“Reaching $14 million in cumulative grants is a testament to the power and leverage of our collective giving model,” said Carla Lewis, President of Washington Women’s Foundation. “Our members have combined their resources, their knowledge and their passion for improving our community to make a significant philanthropic impact across our state.”Pooled Fund Grants were awarded in each of the Foundation’s five giving areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services.  Here’s a closer look at the award-winning organizations and the purpose of the grant funds:Shunpike: $100,000 to upgrade technology infrastructure, deliver programs more efficiently, and implement new methods of evaluation in order to provide more effective fiscal management services for artists and arts groups throughout Washington.The Martinez Foundation: $100,000 to expand partnerships with universities in Washington and bring more teachers of color to the state’s most culturally diverse and poverty-impacted school districts.Conservation Northwest: $100,000 to support the Working For Wildlife project, which aims to conserve land, restore habitats, and construct wildlife underpasses for safer migrations across Washington’s Highway 97.Open Arms Perinatal Services: $100,000 to hire more doulas for the Birth Doula Services and Outreach Doula programs, which help low-income new mothers and babies to establish a strong foundation for their future.Community Youth Services: $100,000 to provide food, daytime and overnight refuge, clothing, and referrals at Young Adult Shelter and Rosie’s Place, two shelters serving homeless youth in Thurston County.These awards were presented before a capacity crowd at the Foundation’s annual Grant Awards Celebration, held June 11th at the Northwest African American Museum. There was also a celebratory toast to acknowledge and thank Carla Lewis, President of Washington Women’s Foundation, who will be stepping down from her position in late August. The event was generously sponsored by The Hall Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.Washington Women’s Foundation also presents a WWF Merit Award to the five finalists who were not awarded the Pooled Fund Grants. The Merit Award is in recognition of the Grant Committee’s strong endorsement of these organizations and includes a $2,000 grant in appreciation for the time and effort invested in WWF’s rigorous grant process. The 2014 Merit Awardees are: Seattle Globalist, Wellspring Family Services, Northwest Natural Resource Group, Yoga Behind Bars and Low Income Housing Institute.In addition to combining their giving dollars for the Pooled Fund Grants, Washington Women’s Foundation members will distribute an additional $500,000 this year in Individual Grants to nonprofits of their choice as part of their annual membership contribution. Total Foundation giving for 2014 alone will surpass $1 million.About Washington Women’s Foundation The mission of Washington Women’s Foundation is to educate and expand the number of women engaged in philanthropy, and to build and strengthen community through individual and large impact grants. The Foundation’s members, now more than 500 strong, have invested $14 million of their own resources in nonprofit organizations in the last 19 years. Membership is open to all women interested in philanthropy. For more information, visit www.wawomensfoundation.org.last_img read more

Carver hails ‘outstanding’ Newcastle man

first_imgCaretaker boss John Carver says winger Remy Cabella can still thrill Newcastle fans after a lively display against Chelsea.The Frenchman’s pace caused the Blues no end of problems as Newcastle dominated the first half at Stamford Bridge, only to end up losing 2-0.It was the first time Cabella had completed 90 minutes in the league since September, and Carver said he had set the bar high for future performances.“Remy’s been a little bit frustrating but I think he showed what he’s worth,” Carver said.“He was outstanding in possession and every time he tried to break, somebody was clipping him to stop the momentum.“He added the other side of the game, which is the hard work. But he’s now set a standard – it’s no good just doing it on a one-off.“If he performs like that, he can get our fans on the edge of their seat.”However, Carver – who said he still had no idea when Newcastle might appoint a permanent replacement for Alan Pardew – warned Cabella he would have to deal with the physicality of the league, after fouls by Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.He said: “There were a couple of challenges in the first half from Matic that were a little bit overzealous.“I was a bit concerned for Remy but he’s going to get more of that. He’s just got to move the ball a little bit quicker.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Deets: Emmanuel Sanders trade shows that the 49ers are thinking Super Bowl

first_imgThe 49ers have a slogan, stolen from so many other teams before them, that they like to use in public discussions of the team’s rebuild, which is now in its third year:“Brick by brick”.Roll your eyes if you must (I know I have) but that slogan seems prescient. The foundation for success was set in the first two years, but now the bricks are stacking into something impressive. The Niners are the only undefeated team in the NFC through seven weeks.But by adding another brick — wide receiver …last_img

What happens to transportation projects under President Trump?

first_imgIT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities David Curry Transportation has been vastly underfunded in the past two decades, according to most Democrats in the House and Senate. President Obama tried to raise taxes on oil imports and gas usage to fund transportation projects, but Congress has been a stone wall, refusing to raise taxes or spend more on infrastructure.You would think under Republican President-elect Donald Trump, things are about to get worse, but the billionaire businessman has advocated for more infrastructure spending throughout his campaign.See Also: Sustainability will be driving the smart city bus by 2020In his announcement speech, Trump spoke about the need to spend more on our infrastructure: “We have to rebuild our infrastructure. Our bridges, our roadways, our airports.” Trump also lambasted Hillary Clinton’s infrastructure plans, which included $500 billion in spending and loans, saying more is needed.It sounds like Trump is willing to spend hundreds of billions, if not trillions, fixing and upgrading America’s infrastructure, but details of his plan are sketchy. He hasn’t provided an actual spending figure, and apart from the wall, there aren’t that many signature projects that have Trump’s approval.Going around WashingtonCities and states have started to bypass Congress entirely when it comes to transportation projects, usually pushing the project to a vote. That has resulted in major projects being approved, like the ½ percent rise in sales tax in Los Angeles, which will provide $120 billion to future transportation and construction projects.This works for some programs, although states can only go so far when it comes to changing the tax laws and increasing import charges. For massive programs to be approved, Congress would need to change its tune.Even if Trump were to announce major infrastructure programs, it would be hard to push them through a Republican House and Senate. Republicans have blockaded almost all of Obama’s plans, convinced that infrastructure doesn’t need massive spending increases, and if they do the states can decide. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…center_img Related Posts Tags:#America#Donald Trump#featured#infrastructure#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#top#transportation How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …last_img read more

ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont

first_imgLATEST STORIES Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes PLAY LIST 01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next SINGAPORE—Richard Corminal doesn’t think a two-year layoff has made Arnaud Lepont any less dangerous.The Filipino fighter still isn’t taking his French-born foe, who is stepping in the cage for the first time since September 2015, lightly in their upcoming battle in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort France’s Arnaud Lepont (L) and Philippines’ Richard Corminal face off during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThis is Corminal’s second fight in the promotion and he has so far been matched up with big names with gaudy resumes in mixed martial arts.It may seem like a daunting task for someone who has only fought professionally six times, but Corminal knows it’s the only way to go up in the sport.“I’m excited. If I managed to sneak a victory, maybe I can improve my name,” said Corminal with a smile.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t say (I have the advantage) since they said there’s a ‘new version’ of Arnaud Lepont,” said Corminal, who is now based in Malaysia, in Filipino Tuesday after the press conference at Marina Bay Sands. “But I’m ready for whatever happens.”READ: Two Filipino bets complete ONE: Immortal Pursuit FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAside from spoiling Lepont’s return, Corminal also has something to prove after he fell short in his ONE debut last March against top lightweight contender Shannon Wiratchai.“He is a more experienced fighter than I am. I know what he is capable of doing inside the cage,” Corminal said. “I will do my best. I’ve worked hard just to make it here in ONE Championship. I won’t waste this opportunity.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont132 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Go easy, Tiger, Day urges ahead of comeback View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

Buckeyes fall victim to Kohl Centers hostile environment

Wisconsin’s Kohl Center is a notoriously tough place to play for road opponents. Ohio State knows this more than anyone. After a 71-67 loss to the Badgers Saturday afternoon, the Buckeyes have lost nine straight in Wisconsin’s arena. In a press conference Friday, coach Thad Matta said OSU’s lack of success in Madison, Wis., bothers him. “You always remember the losses more than you remember the wins,” he said. “It is what it is, and you just look at the challenge ahead.” Matta recalled a couple of especially painful games, losing at Wisconsin, 72-66, his first year at OSU, and losing last year, 65-43, as the No. 15-ranked team in the nation. After the undefeated Buckeyes led by 15 with 13 minutes left in the game, this loss is likely to be right up there. Fifth-year senior forward David Lighty said the Kohl Center is one of the most challenging road venues in the Big Ten. “It’s home court for them and no one likes to lose at home,” he said at Friday’s press conference. “They don’t lose too much at home.” Saturday’s victory for Bo Ryan’s club makes the Badgers 150-11 at home in Ryan’s 10 seasons there. During his tenure, his squad has the fourth-highest home-winning percentage in the country, behind Kansas, Duke and Utah State. Under Ryan, Badger basketball is synonymous with a slow-tempo, defense-oriented game. Matta said that in the past, he’s joked with Ryan about the style of play. “A couple years ago, we were getting ready to play them in the Big Ten Tournament, and I ran into him,” Matta said. “I said, ‘Bo, we’re both in the NCAA Tournament. This doesn’t matter; let’s just not let anyone play defense, and see if we both can’t score 100.’” In reality, Ryan’s squads rarely allow opponents to score more than 70, especially at home. The Badgers have surrendered fewer than 70 points for 38 straight home games, the longest current streak in the country. OSU is second, with 37 straight. Adding to the difficulty in scoring against Wisconsin is the Badgers’ ability to hold onto the ball on the offensive end, and not allow transition baskets, said senior guard Jon Diebler. “Obviously we like to get out and run a lot,” Diebler said at Friday’s press conference. “When you play a team where you don’t get a steal and get an easy layup, it’s hard to pick up the tempo.” With their 15-0 second-half run to tie the game, the Badgers ignited the crowd and their student section, nicknamed the “Grateful Red.” Lighty, who hasn’t won in Madison, said Wisconsin’s students are one of the most difficult aspects of playing at the Kohl Center. “Especially when they’re feeling good and making shots, it gets loud in there,” he said. “It’s an environment suited for college basketball.” read more

Russian swordsman slices fencing niche at Ohio State

Imagine that one day you receive a phone call from Ohio State football legend Archie Griffin and he offers you a coaching job at OSU. After hearing Griffin out, you respectively decline his offer because you don’t think you’re ready for the job. This was the reality for fencing coach Vladimir Nazlymov in 1999 while working in Kansas City, Mo., as the fencing coach for the school district. “I said, ‘I’m not ready for this,’” Nazlymov said. “I didn’t know who he was.” Nazlymov said he received a phone call from the director of the Kansas City sports commission immediately after declining Griffin’s offer. “He called me and asked why I told Archie no,” Nazlymov said. “He told me I couldn’t say no to Archie.” On this advice, Nazlymov decided to come to OSU to tour the facilities and find out if the job was right for him. After the tour, Griffin asked Nazlymov what they needed to do to make the fencing program one of the top three in the country, Nazlymov said. “I asked ‘Why top three?’” Nazlymov said. “Why not win?” Nazlymov said he told Griffin he could turn the program around in three years. “I said three years was enough. Of course he didn’t believe me,” Nazlymov said. Nazlymov said he was confident if he came to OSU, he would be able to recruit strong coaches and the best fencers would follow. He said he told Griffin if he didn’t turn the program around in three years, Griffin could fire him. Fast forward to 2012 and Nazlymov has more than fulfilled his promise to turn the fencing program around at OSU. Under Nazlymov’s guidance, the program is now in its 10th consecutive season among the nation’s top five-ranked programs. This is Nazlymov’s 13th season as coach of the fencing program. Prior to the start of this season, he had compiled a combined men and women’s record of 414-97. He added National Championships to his resume in 2004 and 2008. Nazlymov’s road to fencing greatness began almost by accident. As a young child growing up in what was then the Soviet Union, Nazlymov described himself as being “not a nice kid.” He said he was constantly getting into trouble. After one particular incident in which Nazlymov almost lost sight in one eye, he said he saw an announcement for fencing and went from there. Nazlymov’s fencing career took off from there and he eventually found himself on the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team. He said this team had “the best coaches, best facilities.” “Army is army. They have everything,” he said. On the individual level, Nazlymov, who has six Olympic medals including three golds, was named the world’s best fencer by the International Fencing Federation twice. He became coach of the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team in 1976 and remained coach until 1990. He came to the United States in 1991. It was during his time with the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team that Nazlymov’s winning attitude was instilled, he said. “For many years I worked in the Soviet Union,” he said. “I couldn’t be second.” He joked that his superior in the army might have sent him to Siberia if he had gotten second place. Once again, Nazlymov said he has high hopes for his team this season. Last season the men and women’s teams combined for a fifth place finish at the NCAA championships. Nazlymov said that last year the team was “terrible.” “This season, I hope for sure we are better,” he said. Senior saberist Max Stearns echoed his coach’s sentiments. “Even before the season started we have one of the most complete teams in the NCAA, I think across all weapons and genders,” Stearns said. “Expectations on the team are very high; we’re working towards bringing back a championship.” After the men and women went a combined 13-0 at the Northwestern Duals Feb. 4, the teams now have a combined record of 33-2. “I don’t want to be second,” Nazlymov said. The team will continue their season Feb. 26 at the US Collegiate Championships in New York, N.Y. The office of Archie Griffin at the OSU Alumni Association did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. read more