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Horoscope: February 4, 2021

first_img + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Linkedin ReddIt printA baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021:Unconventional, sincere and highly effective, you have your own original way of doing things. This unique approach wins you admirers this year as you finally complete a very successful project. If single, you get bored easily, so it’s difficult to find someone who will hold your attention. This you do in 2022. If attached, acceptance of conflicting attitudes and priorities is a must. LIBRA, fitting in more, balances you out.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today heightens analytical skills. You’ll enjoy deeper insight into the motivations and needs of others. There’s a deepening awareness of the afterlife and a sense of unity with loved ones who have passed on. Tonight: You’ll be reflective and draw on past experiences.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★A loved one blossoms with a new beauty or talent. This brings you joy. Legal matters are concluded. You discover how to rise above jealousy or insecurity to bring a more transcendent and supportive quality to love. Tonight: You express your feelings with special eloquence.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Today’s a wonderful time to toss out debris, to get neat and organized. Minimize stress with efficiency. Other people need time to discuss ideas and views. Patience and listening bring you rewards. Tonight: Postpone decisions about love. You’ll go through a change of heart.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★Concentrate with delicate tasks or if using tools or machines. Check to see what commitments others have made for you. Be cautious about devoting precious time and energy to a lost cause, or you could create futile pain for yourself. Tonight: Relax.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Make the most of your inherited traits and early teachings. You will feel a sense of hope and encouragement. Insights are revealing. Your optimistic, confident use of words will draw others to you. Tonight: A family discussion over dinner is eye-opening.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★It’s a good time for emails, calls and dealings with the media. It’s not the time to procrastinate. Protect the reputation you’ve worked hard to establish. Peer pressure is strong. Keep good company. Tonight: Resist the temptation to gossip, as your words will be repeated.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★Don’t try to force your values on those who aren’t receptive today. Associates are rather conservative. Comparison shop for the best prices when making purchases. Favors you perform now will be returned later. Tonight: Make kind, generous gestures toward those less fortunate.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Your own mind-set creates much of what is happening. Notes of humor and lightness are more effective with associates than an overbearing or severe manner. If you sense you’re overbearing or expecting too much, pull back. Tonight: Awakening to new values and philosophies.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Today gives you a flair for strategy and subtle action, and finds you unusually introspective. You’re able to cherish your secrets and privacy. Those closest to you will know only what you want to reveal. Tonight: A favorable time to work with affirmations and visualization.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★Today adds to your charm and popularity and is a good time to develop nurturing friendships. You’ll be responsive to peer pressure, especially from those in pursuit of all kinds of pleasure. Tonight: Enjoy yourself, but do keep your goals and priorities in sight.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★You are motivated and enthused at work, but diplomacy and patience are a must to assure success. Separate family and personal issues from professional responsibilities. You will feel ambitious and competitive. Tonight: Reach out to an elderly family member.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★You’ll feel vital and creative today. Your appearance improves, lending strength to your self-esteem. This results in good fortune that affects your personal life as well as your professional status. Ask others for help and express your love openly. Tonight: You will meet with deep and loving acceptance.Born today: Aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902), activist Rosa Parks (1913), writer Betty Friedan (1921) Facebook ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Previous articleThe Skiff: Feb. 4, 2021Next articleWhat we’re reading: 100 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed, Rep. 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Fatal shooting of cameraman in Brazil raises questions about journalists’ safety

first_img Gelson Domingos da Silva, a cameraman with the radio and TV group Rede Bandeirantes, home of the television station of the same name, was fatally wounded yesterday while he was covering a police operation in the Antares favela, in the west of Rio de Janeiro. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies BrazilAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News News to go further Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Since the beginning of this year, five journalists have been killed in Brazil, as a direct or probable result of their profession.“We express our sincerest condolences to the family and colleagues of Gelson Domingos, whose death reminds us that the most dangerous places for journalists are not necessarily in those countries where war has been declared,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The questions raised by this tragedy are directed as much to the media themselves as to the authorities, in particular the degree of protection afforded to journalists covering this type of operation,” the press freedom organization added.“Fundamentally, the problem arises of media interest and its consequences in dramatic police operations, which are increasingly frequent in Brazil with the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games on the horizon.“Security policy feeds on media coverage and this dependence is fraught with risks for journalists working in the favelas, where some of them also live. The security of all concerned – journalists, witnesses and residents – takes priority over a results-based culture or a drive for image.”The deployment of 80 crack military policemen, primarily the noted Special Operations Battalion, led to a fierce exchange of gunfire with drug traffickers in the Antares favela yesterday. Security forces said nine alleged gang members had been arrested and four killed, and a large quantity of drugs and weapons seized.Domingos, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was fatally shot in the chest. The 46-year-old cameraman had three children and two grandchildren. “We hope an inquiry will establish as soon as possible who fired the fatal shot,” Reporters Without Borders said.“In common with organizations such as the Rio journalists’ union, we hope that lessons will be learned from this tragedy and a genuine debate is held on the professional risks and the coverage of organised crime,” the organization concluded. RSF_en Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil News November 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fatal shooting of cameraman in Brazil raises questions about journalists’ safety Organisation BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo

first_img Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo  Print This Post Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Survey Finds a Lack of Savings for Many Americans Next: Associa Hires New Director of Corporate Communications Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago April 10, 2014 753 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Subscribe Tagged with: Fortis Securities Mortgage-Backed Securities Securities Fraud Wells Fargo Securities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Fortis Securities Mortgage-Backed Securities Securities Fraud Wells Fargo Securities 2014-04-10 Colin Robins The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A lawsuit filed by European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. over an alleged $1.5 billion subprime mortgage-backed securities (MBS) fraud scheme was upheld by a federal judge, who denied the bank’s motions to dismiss. U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken let stand charges of fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and constructive fraud against Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Fortis Securities LLC.”This was a significant ruling in a massive fraud case where the sellers greedily squeezed money from investors despite knowing the underlying securities were riskier than represented and not even worth the price,” said David Warden of the Houston-based law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. (AZA).The lawsuit references a 2006 deal, in which Wells Fargo Securities sold $40 million of what it claimed were highly rated securities to LBBW. The bank alleges that Wells Fargo overvalued the securities, making them riskier than promised. In total, LBBW claims that $1.5 billion in securities—sold to the bank and other customers—were misrepresented.After the sale, the securities were subsequently collateralized by subprime residential mortgages, and defaulted within a year.Allegedly, the two companies affected not only LBBW, but also the employee pension fund for the Zuni Indian tribe, which according to the bank, led to the discovery of the fraudulent activity.LBBW’s attorneys argue the alleged fraud was masked by the beginning of the economic crisis in 2007, and was only discovered later after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began administrative proceedings related to a $5.5 million investment made by the Zuni tribe’s employee fund. Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Colin Robinslast_img read more

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Housing Starts Hit 15-Year Peak in March

first_img Building Permits Construction Doug Duncan Fannie Mae George Ratiu LendingTree NAHB Housing Market Index Realtor.com tendayi kapfidze U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) 2021-04-16 Eric C. Peck Housing Starts Hit 15-Year Peak in March Share Save Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Making up for the lack of U.S. housing inventory, builders nationwide got to work in March, as the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced that housing starts rose 19.4% month-over-month in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million, the highest number of housing starts since 2006.March’s housing starts were 37% above March 2020’s rate of 1,269,000. Single-family housing starts in March hit the 1,238,000 mark, 15.3% above the revised February figure of 1,074,000. The March rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 477,000.The severe winter weather that hit Texas and parts of the Northeast slowed residential construction in February, as the thaw in March allowed builders to get back on track, with continued strong buyer demand, despite rising lumber prices and supply chain issues.”Compared to March of 2020, housing starts were up by 37%, illustrating just how much the economy has improved in the face of COVID-19,” said LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze. “The significant improvement over February was a recovery from weather-constrained activity. Shortages in raw material, like lumber, are still presenting headwinds for builders. Overall, March’s new construction numbers are a positive indicator for both the housing market and the economy as a whole, especially compared to last year. While the threat of COVID-19 has not totally gone away, its impact on home building has significantly lessened. Going forward, rising lumber costs will likely continue to be a problem for builders, which is somewhat of a concern. Nonetheless, high demand for new homes should offset these rising material costs.”Building permits in March were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1,766,000, 2.7% above the revised February rate of 1,720,000, and 30.2% above the March 2020 rate of 1,356,000. Single-family authorizations in March were at a rate of 1,199,000, 4.6% above the revised February figure of 1,146,000.“While housing demand is expected to remain strong, we expect it to diminish somewhat as the year progresses due to the waning effect of the COVID-19 disruption to homebuyers’ purchasing timelines,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist. “Furthermore, homebuilders continue to face supply constraints, including increasing prices of lumber and other materials. For now, however, the extremely tight supply of existing homes for sale and an elevated level of new homes sold, but not yet constructed, will help bolster a strong construction pace moving into the spring buying season.”Also in March, privately-owned housing completions were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1,580,000, 16.6% above the revised February estimate of 1,355,000, and 23.4% above the March 2020 rate of 1,280,000. Single-family housing completions in March were at a rate of 1,099,000, 5.3% above February’s rate of 1,044,000.“With the inventory of existing homes near historic lows and consumers seeking larger homes with updated features and technology, new homes have moved up in priority on many buyers’ wish lists,” said realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu. “The NAHB Housing Market Index has spent the past four months near four-decade highs, as home builders respond to the unseasonably high demand, and work to overcome the gap brought about by last year’s lockdowns. With the cost of lumber reaching new highs, however, the higher costs are being passed on to consumers. While new construction is a critical component in rebalancing the current dynamics, lack of affordability will continue to weigh on the housing market for the remainder of 2021.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: An Eye on the Rural Rebuild Next: Storms, Holidays, and COVID-19 Shaped March Housing Metrics About Author: Eric C. Peck Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img April 16, 2021 5,685 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com.  Print This Post Tagged with: Building Permits Construction Doug Duncan Fannie Mae George Ratiu LendingTree NAHB Housing Market Index Realtor.com tendayi kapfidze U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Starts Hit 15-Year Peak in March in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Subscribelast_img read more

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Voting underway in Co Donegal in two referendums

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleFour teenage boys hospitalised in Derry after taking unknown substanceNext articleNew strategy aimed at supporting older people being launched in Donegal admin WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By admin – May 22, 2015 Pinterest Voting’s underway in the same sex marriage and presidential age referendums.Polls will remain open until 10 o’clock tonight and counting will take place tomorrow.122,827 people have a right to vote in the two referendums in Co Donegal.When they go to the polls they’ll get two ballot papers – a white one for the marriage referendum, a green one for the Presidential age.You vote by placing an X in the box beside YES or NO on each ballot paper.Voters are warned that writing anything else on the ballot paper could have it deemed a spoiled ballot paper.You are also warned that taking selfies or photographs inside the polling station, including of your ballot papers is against the law, as is the wearing or carrying of any campaign material.Meanwhile turnout on Donegals five islands; Arranmore, Tory, Gola, Innisboffin, and Inishfree was said to be low yesterday.On Arranmore island the two polling stations were said to be “very quiet” throughout the day.And on Gola, where many of the 24 registered voters are seasonal residents, a total of five cast their ballots.Today polling stations will close at 10pm tonight, the ballot boxes will be sealed, transported and stored securely before counting gets underway at 9 tomorrow morning. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twitter Voting underway in Co Donegal in two referendums Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Gardai detect a number of motorists exceeding speed limit in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook By News Highland – October 20, 2017 Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardai detect a number of motorists exceeding speed limit in Donegal Previous article‘A momentous day’ as Pramerica official opens state-of-the-art campusNext articleMayor of DC&SDC has refused to meet Prince Charles today News Highland Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme As national Slow Down day continues, Gardai have released details of a number of detentions already made today in Donegal.A vehicle doing 119km/h was detected in a 100km/h zone on the N13 at Lisfannon, Bridge End.Another motorist was found traveling at 125 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the R238 at Drumskellan Muff with another motorist detected traveling at 116 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N14 at Mulnagung Lifford, Donegal. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

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The environmental tolerances and behavioural ecology of the sub-Antarctic beach-hopper “Orchestia” scutigerula Dana (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from Husvik, South Georgia

first_img“Orchestia” scutigerula Dana (Amphipoda: Talitridae) was found beneath supralittoral stones at Kanin Point, S. Georgia. Microhabitat temperatures recorded over 6 summer weeks varied widely (hourly, diurnally, weekly), especially under stones highest upshore. In air, “O.” scutigerula tolerated temperatures between −2 and 19 °C. Temperatures between 19 and 28 °C were survivable only in fully saturated air. In water, a temperature of 19 °C was tolerated for 6 h. The locomotory behaviour (walking) of amphipods for 3 h underwater was the same in distilled water as seawater. After 6 h in distilled water, amphipods exhibited distress, and after 7 h most were incapable of walking. “O.” scutigerula is a strong hyper/hypo-osmoregulator during short-term exposure to a wide range of salinities. All individuals tested survived any combination of salinity and temperature between 5 and 34‰ and 2 and 12 °C. Amphipods chose, (a) shaded conditions both in air or in water, (b) moist to dry gravel, and (c) moist gravel to moist sand. They did not burrow into moist sand, even though markedly thigmokinetic. In uniform, featureless containers amphipods were quiescent during the day, clumping together. At night such clumps dispersed and exploratory activity increased. Swimming was never observed, and when out of water these talitrids hopped rarely. Tussock grass and macroalgal debris dominated their gut contents in situ, with terrestrial plant debris increasing in prominence in amphipods from higher upshore. Feeding trials revealed high consumption of rotting tussock grass debris and green algae (Ulothrix, Ulva). Soft materials were consumed preferentially. Rate of passage of food through the gut was very variable, both within and between individuals. Underwater, “O.” scutigerula fed at half the rate in air. Food preferences of individuals sometimes switched between equally available foods over time. Fecundity is linearly related to female body length. Eggs more than double in volume during development.last_img read more

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Brazilian surfer sets new record after riding massive 80-foot wave

first_img Written by Beau Lund April 30, 2018 /Sports News – National Brazilian surfer sets new record after riding massive 80-foot wavecenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — A Brazilian surfer has been credited with riding the largest wave ever surfed.Rodrigo Koxa was honored at the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards in Santa Monica, California, for navigating a monstrous 80-foot swell last year. The governing body of the World Surf League recognized the feat by awarding him the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award.“The award goes to the surfer who, by any means available, catches the biggest wave of the year,” the World Surf League said in a press release.“Any time there is a new world record within big wave surfing it brings the sport back to the front of the line of extreme sports awareness. Few other sports that have been practiced for centuries have seen the dramatic progress that big wave surfing has gone through in the last 25 years, where wave heights being ridden have nearly doubled,” Cloe Kojima, World Surf League spokeswoman, told ABC News.The 38-year old was photographed on Nov. 8, 2017, in Naraze, Portugal, riding a massive wave which clocked in at a whopping 80 feet.“Not only did Koxa win this year’s honor, but he now holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave surfed,” according to the press release.The Sao Paulo native’s huge wave breaks the previous World Surf League record of a 78-foot wave, which was set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.Koxa thanked his fans and called the award an honor and “a dream come true,” in a tweet, which was written in Portuguese, Saturday night.The World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards is considered the Oscars of surfing.“Seeing a tiny person taking on a gigantic and potentially lethal wall of water, and escaping safely,” Kojima said, “captures the attention of the mainstream public like no other aspect of the surfing sport or lifestyle.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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EU naval operation Atalanta extended until December 2022

first_img View post tag: ATALANTA On 1 January 2021, a decision entered into force to extend the mandate of the European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta for another two years, until 31 December 2022. As explained, these adjustments are expected to increase the operation’s maritime domain awareness, resulting in a more efficient counterpiracy mission and reinforcing EU NAVFOR´s role as a maritime security provider in line with the objectives of the EU Maritime Security Strategy. Operation Atalanta deters piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast, protects World Food Programme-chartered vessels, monitors fishing activity in the region and supports others EU missions and international organisations. On 2 December 2020, Italian Rear Admiral Riccardo Marchiò, Force Commander of the 35th rotation handed over the command of the Task Force 465 to Portuguese Commodore Diogo Arroteia. EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta welcomed a new Force Headquarters, on-board the Spanish Flagship ESPS Reina Sofia, which will be led by Force Commander Commodore Diogo Arroteia of the 36th operation rotation and by his staff. Photo: EU NAVFOR The new mandate also includes some new tasks reinforcing Atalanta’s role as a maritime security provider in the area and built on its current success in countering piracy and protecting WFP and other vulnerable vessels. Photo: EU NAVFOR A month ago, the Portuguese Navy took over command of the 36th rotation of Operation Atalanta from the Italian Navy. They will also reassure the shipping industry in supporting freedom of navigation and trade. Share this article Hence, new non-executive tasks such as IUU fishing, drugs, weapons and charcoal trafficking will be implemented, whilst preparing for the formalisation of the executive tasks regarding illegal drugs and weapons trafficking, which will be enforced in a specific area of the Gulf of Aden, once the decision to activate these tasks is taken by the appropriate EU authorities. View post tag: EUNAVFORlast_img read more

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Stubbly Saints: Hilda’s raises over £8000 for Movember

first_imgThe success of the campaign is largely attributable to the college’s community-based approach. Almost every part of college was involved, from bar management to SCR members. Spurred on by “Hairy Hildabeast” social media accounts, the college managed to foster a sense of inclusion and excitement, regardless of moustache growing ability, gender, job or college role. Kamran Sharifi, the college’s Movember rep, describes how the movement grew from a handful of stubbly students to a college-culture phenomenon. Overshooting the University-wide goal of 15 Moustaches per college team, Sharifi drummed up a force of 40 moustache-growers. “The more people who agreed to it the better, because then you feel like you’re part of something … It was almost like a trendy thing to do by the end of it.” In response to these briefs, students at Hilda’s banded together to spontaneously create a whole program for Movember. From individuals taking on 60km runs and shaving their heads, to whole-college events like jazz nights, moustache-themed Shakespeare renditions and a non-stop 60-hour relay run. Moustaches made a moneymaking come-back for charity last month. St. Hilda’s College, taking part in Movember for the first time, has reportedly raised more money than any other individual college in the charity month’s history. The college collected £8,939.60 in donations, over £4000 more than the next most Movember-friendly college, Teddy Hall. On top of fundraising events, the college hosted talks by charities like Restore and Mind, first aid courses and personal stories of students’ experiences with cancer and mental health. Another is ‘Move’, a challenge to move 60km in any way possible. This is partly to promote the benefits of physical exercise for mental well-being. Mainly, however, it’s to spread awareness of the statistic that every hour across the globe, an average of 60 men commit suicide. The third action, ‘Moment’, encourages impactful awareness events such as mental health talks. Of course, not everyone could grow a moustache. Movember encourages three different types of actions for their donation and awareness movement. Only one is bringing back the eighties for a month. Originally established as a women’s college, Sharifi notes that “Hilda’s is founded by people with a really acute awareness of the role of gender in society and culture and how it can be harmful to people. And that really is the basis of Movember. It encourages people, especially men, to talk about things that they’re going through, to open up to people, and not be afraid to admit they’re having a hard time. It breaks down gender stereotypes.” He is confident the movement will have a lasting effect on college awareness of mental health and create a culture of looking out for each other in and beyond colleges.last_img read more

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