Women United, an affinity group of Capital Area United Way, has presented Girl Scout Service Unit 120 with 82 STEM kits. The kits will be distributed to the scouts, and a STEM teacher will teach them the material on an upcoming date. According to Girl Scouts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs engage young women in topics and scientific reasoning and allow them to apply concepts in new ways. These programs encourage girls to engage in cooperative learning as they work together to solve problems, lead their own explorations and take on leadership roles. Scouts can earn badges for activities like science and technology, innovation and digital arts. STEM kits were sponsored by Shell, The Links Baton Rouge Chapter, Capital Area United Way and STEM Nola. As part of the Gottlieb Society of Capital Area United Way (those who give at a leadership level of $1,000 or more), Women United seeks to improve the lives of those in the Capital Area with a focus on … [Read more...] about Community: Women United donate STEM kits to Girl Scouts
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum elected new Board of Trustees and Advisory Council members at its annual membership meeting held virtually on Feb. 15. New trustees are Melissa Dotson, Erin Nugent, Drew Tessier and Daryl Williams . Re-nominated to serve a second term is Eric Dexter . The trustees serve for three years. Dotson is production unit manager for HFE, Hydro Formulation and Ethoxylation for Shell. Nugent is a community leader and author of the cookbook "Five Seasons" with experience in public relations and real estate law. Tessier is senior director of public affairs for Louisiana and Arkansas for Union Pacific. Williams is vice president for preconstruction for MAPP, and Dexter is director of business development for Civil Solutions Consulting Group. The officers of the museum's board of trustees for 2021-22 were confirmed at the March 8 board meeting. Elected were: Alexandra Layfield , of Jones Walker, chairwoman, succeeding Kathy Fletcher Victorian , … [Read more...] about Community: Louisiana Art & Science Museum board elects trustees, names officers
Desperate students selling sex to make ends meet are behind a surge of pleas for help to the “prostitutes’ union”. The English Collective of Prostitutes said calls to its helpline from young people at university and college have risen by a third in 2021. And the campaigning group has seen a surge in the numbers selling sex since lockdowns sent student finances into freefall. Many sell explicit pictures of themselves on sites like OnlyFans as traditional bar and shop jobs have dried up. Now as many as eight students a day are calling for support and advice. And some universities are publishing guides on how to safely sell your body. Laura Watson, a spokeswoman for the group, said: “We have seen a significant increase in students going into prostitution as tuition fees have increased. “Some women in our group are working to pay off debts of £30,000 plus. “Since the pandemic a lot of women have been getting in touch starting sex work. “Jobs in shops and pubs, that … [Read more...] about Desperate students turn to sex and OnlyFans after lockdown kills pub and shop jobs
This morning on ABC's The View Marvel announced that Thor, Marvel's God of Thunder, will be a woman in the comics. The news is a major shift in Marvel's continuity, since Thor is one of the oldest superheroes in the Marvel universe. The new storyline will launch this October, penned by series writer Jason Aaron. Whoopi Goldberg, The View' s moderator, didn't mince words when she talked about the announcement. The character is a god — not a goddess — and will wield Mjolnir (and even the god's name) just like her predecessor, who was deemed unworthy of its power. . @Marvel announces that Thor is no longer worthy of Mjolnir, and now a woman will be wielding the mighty Uru Hammer! #TheView — The View (@theviewtv) July 15, 2014 It's currently unclear who exactly is filling the role of Thor going forward, as the original character wasn't gender-swapped. Goldberg did, however, joke that it was her under the helm, saying, "White woman in a fight, black woman to make a … [Read more...] about Marvel’s new Thor will be a woman
Approaching 50, unhappy with her weight and married to her job. That was Tokoroa Tainui Full Primary School principal Tania Morrison’s reality two years ago. Now she’s 21kg lighter, spending more time with her family, energized and set to compete in her first boxing match. Morrison has entered the April 17 Gofox Iron Fist 10 Charity Fight Night at Lake Karapiro’s Don Rowlands Centre where she will battle Tonia Rielly in the Cruiserweight division. READ MORE: 'Joseph Parker won't be able to handle Dereck Chisora's heat' Boxing coach sentenced for assault on staff at cocktail bar Promising Southland martial arts exponent likes to put on a show The event, which will feature the likes of professional heavyweight boxer and former All Black Liam Messam facing Joe Ageli, will consist of four professional boxing bouts, one amateur kickboxing bout, and 16 corporate boxing bouts. Money raised is going towards the treatment of Tauranga 8-year-old Antonio Pohatu-Barbarich who … [Read more...] about Tokoroa principal’s journey to fighting fit
I was in a cavernous college auditorium on the frigid winter afternoon in New Delhi in 2015 when Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, was selling the promise of India, his home country and the company’s largest market, to 2,000 high school and college students. “Part of the reason we’re all very interested in India is that it’s an amazingly young country,” he said . “It’s a vast country, and in so many ways, we do think the trends of the future will come from places like that.” Over the next few years, American tech companies hungry for growth set their sights on India, where hundreds of millions of people were coming online for the first time thanks to cheap Android phones and crashing data prices. Venture capital coursed through Bangalore’s clogged streets. Millions of Indians were suddenly booking their first Uber rides, receiving their first Amazon packages, watching their first Netflix shows, and having their first WhatsApp chats, some of it powered by the free Wi-Fi that … [Read more...] about I Thought My Job Was To Report On Technology In India. Instead, I Got A Front-Row Seat To The Decline Of My Democracy.