BAVO ‘One in Four’ free t-shirt giveaway aims to start conversations, raise awareness about domestic violence

first_imgThe Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO), which works with the community to prevent and respond to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking at Saint Mary’s, is hosting a number of events this year to raise awareness for violence on campus. In spirit of their mission to cultivate a violence-free culture through education and advocacy, the group will be hosting a t-shirt giveaway and vigil this week for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.BAVO will be handing out t-shirts with the words “One in Four” at the entrance of Noble Family Dining Hall on Monday, Oct. 7 during dinner hours. “One in Four” comes from the statistic that represents the one in four college women who will experience violence during their college years. To address this statistic, free t-shirts dealing with this issue will be handed out to 25% of Saint Mary’s students.Senior Courtney Driscoll has been part of the BAVO since freshman year, and served as an ally for one year and on the BAVO Student Advisory Committee as a co-chair during her sophomore and senior year. She said the shirts will help students grasp the statistic visually.“We have not handed out shirts for this campaign every year, although I thought it was important to do it this year (my freshman year may have been the last time) to provide a visual for the meaning behind the shirts,” Driscoll said in an email. Driscoll said she finds through personal experience the shirts are a good method of starting conversations about the topic of sexual assault awareness.“Every time I wear my ‘one in four’ shirt from freshman year, I have many friends and people I do not even know of all ages ask me what it stands for,” Driscoll said. “This has created discussion on the topic that may be lost throughout the typical events thrown on campus. Through this activity, we hope this will create open dialogue and promote awareness for sexual assault.”On Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. BAVO will also be holding a Belles for Healing Vigil. “We hope everyone will wear their 1 in 4 shirts on this day and at the event in solidarity for survivors on campus and in the greater community,” Driscoll said.Tags: BAVO, Belles Against Violence Office, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, One in Fourlast_img read more

American pilot dies after humanitarian group aircraft crashes in Papua

first_imgA small Kodiak aircraft operated by United States-based Christian and humanitarian aid organization Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) crashed into Lake Sentani in Papua on Tuesday morning, killing its American pilot.The plane took off from Sentani airport in Jayapura at 6:27 a.m. local time and the pilot made a distress call two minutes later.The Search and Rescue (SAR) team recovered the body of the pilot, the only person aboard the aircraft, at a depth of 13 meters in the lake at 8:30 a.m. local time. “The body was immediately taken to Bhayangkara Police Hospital,” Jayapura SAR chief Zainul Thahar said as quoted by on Tuesday.Papua Police spokesperson Comr. Sr. Ahmad Musthofa Kamal identified the pilot as Joyce Chaisin Lin, a 40-year-old US national.Tolikara Regent Usman Wanimbo said the utility aircraft had likely been transporting books and school supplies from Jayapura to the Papua Harapan Foundation in Mamit village, Tolikara regency.Air transportation is vital in Papua because road networks are limited. MAF provides aviation services to inaccessible locations to transport medicine, doctors, disaster relief, education, evangelists, food supplies and clean water for community development.According to MAF’s official site,, Lin was a pilot and an IT specialist who obtained her private pilot’s license during university.As a MAF missionary pilot, she also helped set up and maintain computer networks to allow missionaries and humanitarian workers in remote areas to contact their supporters and access resources on the internet. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Kohli returns to form, India lead nears 500

first_imgINDIA1st innings 600 (S. Dhawan 190, C. Pujara 153, A. Rahane 57, H. Pandya 50; N. Pradeep 6-132)SRI LANKA 1st innings (o/n 154-5)Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b U. Yadav 2Upul Tharanga run-out 64Danushka Gunathilaka c S. Dhawan b Shami 16Kusal Mendis c S. Dhawan b Shami 0Angelo Mathews c Kohli b Jadeja 83Niroshan Dickwella c Mukund b R. Ashwin 8Dilruwan Perera not out 92Rangana Herath c Rahane b Jadeja 9Nuwan Pradeep b H. Pandya 10Lahiru Kumara b Jadeja 2Asela Gunaratne retired hurt 0Extras: (lb-4, w-1) 5Total: (all out, 78.3 overs) 291Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-68, 3-68, 4-125, 5-143, 6-205, 7-241, 8-280, 9-291.Bowling: M. Shami 12-2-45-2 (w-1), U Yadav 14-1-78-1, R. Ashwin 27-5-84-1, R. Jadeja 22.3-3-67-3, H. Pandya 3-0-13-1.INDIA 2nd inningsS. Dhawan c Gunathilaka b D. Perera 14A. Mukund lbw b Gunathilaka 81C. Pujara c K. Mendis b Kumara 15V. Kohli not out 76Extras: (lb-1, w-2) 3Total: (for 3 wickets, 46.3 overs) 189Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-56, 3-189.Bowling: Nuwan Pradeep 10-2-44-0, Dilruwan Perera 12-0-42-1, Lahiru Kumara 11-1-53-1 (w-2), Rangana Herath 9-0-34-0, Danushka Gunathilaka 4.3-0-15-1. GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – A dominant India spared Sri Lanka the ignominy of a follow-on but Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund struck fluent half-centuries to tighten the touring side’s grip on the first Test yesterday.The world’s top-ranked Test team shot out their depleted hosts for 291 to take a 309-run first-innings lead and were 189-3 after the third day’s play at the Galle International Stadium.Sri Lanka, already a batsman short after Asela Gunaratne fractured his thumb, received a new setback when Rangana Herath, leading the side in absence of ailing regular skipper Dinesh Chandimal, left the field with a hand injury.India captain Kohli was unbeaten on 76 at stumps, after adding 133 runs with Mukund whose dismissal for 81 signalled the end of the day’s play.Earlier, Sri Lanka resumed on 154-5 and could have been in bigger trouble but for Dilruwan Perera’s gutsy 92 not out.Angelo Mathews held the key to Sri Lanka’s survival and the former captain made 83 before Ravindra Jadeja (3-67) sent him back.The spinner sent down a flighted delivery and Mathews moved towards leg and slapped it straight to Kohli at short cover. Mathews hit 11 boundaries and a six.Perera enjoyed an eventful stay at the crease.Two balls after an appeal for a catch off his boot was turned down, Perera was adjudged lbw to Jadeja. The decision was overturned after replays suggested the ball would have sailed over the stumps.Perera hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a six and took a single off the next ball to bring up his fifth Test fifty.Jadeja dismissed Herath for nine and debutant Hardik Pandya castled Nuwan Pradeep for 10 to claim his first Test wicket.Perera was eight runs away from his maiden Test century when he ran out of partners. His belligerent knock included 10 fours and four sixes.Perera then returned to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan for 14 after India opted against enforcing the follow-on and Lahiru Kumara sent back Cheteshwar Pujara for 15.Kohli and Mukund shared a century-plus partnership for the third wicket as India moved 498 runs ahead and in a commanding position to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.last_img read more