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the benefit is in the bag to support Berea

That is becaus toms e about $2,500 in proceeds from cornhole games played Saturday at Brook Park Armory, 6225 Engle Road, went to a Berea based business that provides dogs that help open doors or turn on lights for young wheelchair bound people suffering from autism or Down syndrome.About 135 people competed in two tournaments at the armory: the National Winter Cornhole Championship, toms sponsored by Working Animals Giving Service 4 Kids, and the American Cornhole Organization. The program involves having Labrador and golden retrievers. They are trained by selected inmates at the medium security North Central Correction Institution, in Marion.Saturday was the first time Wags4Kids held its 4 year old tourney at the armory. Wags4Kids moved the tourney to the armory from the county fairgrounds in part because the fairgrounds had only outdoor toilets.Toilets are helpful at cornhole tourneys.have to tell you that the people who show up at the Wags play for fun and beer, Nelson said.The armory also has a nice kitchen in which to prepare the $2 hot dogs eaten with $2 beers.Wags4Kids dubs its tourney as a national championship with tongue in cheek.are the only ones who were doing it four years ago, Nelson said. joke that if someone challenges us on it for calling it we call it the championship.Jack Stagge, of Lynchburg, Ohio, is a top 20 player in the nation. He competed Saturday in Brook Park. He will compete for the world championship in January in Las Vegas. Nelson started the tourney after her husband son toms returned from Ohio State University with cornhole boards. Nelson had no notion then the game would become competitive.Fift toms y three two person teams paid $50 to compete Saturday. They won cash prizes and gifts from Bil Jac Foods, of Medina.are wonderful supporters of Wags4Kids, Nelson said.So, too, is Michelle Cahill, of Parma. Cahill operates North East Cornhole LLC. She said she owns franchise rights from the American Cornhole Organization for the Cleveland area. Her job is to recruit people to play a professional level of cornhole.biggest goal is to get on ESPN, she said.NEO Cornhole has 60 teams that compete during the summer at Flyers Bar Grill, 6298 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, and during the winter at the Brooklyn Parma Knights of Columbus Hall, 4730 Broadview Road, Cleveland.claim to be the largest in the state because I don know any (groups) that are any bigger, Cahill, a bookkeeper and former high school fast pitch pitcher, said.

toms the Belgian accessories brand

the Belgian accessories brand

What do you design? Raf Maes: We design men’s and women’s accessories watches and sunglasses in a retro futuristic way, meaning that we really look to the past and transla toms te that into a modern esthetic.

What’s new for the upcoming season? RM: We have four new sunglasses models. We hired an external designer to put more focus into the women’s category. We are going to come out with new watch models and new prints. We also have a Frost Color with the mirrored lenses as a new series, a tweed series which is pretty cool and a metallic series featuring a Moneypenny watch. There is a lot of new stuff.

Do you think Vancouver is a good market for the brand? RM: Absolutely. I think the brand really fits the people and the esthetic out here. I think it’s a good match.

Do you make your products yourself, and if not, where are they manufactured? AJ: They are all designed in Belgium with some Japanese movements and are assembled in China.

RM: There are really only two c toms toms trong>ountries that make watches, Switzerland and China, and with all our watches below $150, it’s impossible to make them in Switzerland.

How did you get into designing? RM: It came naturally. The both of us are not designers, but we have a passion for good design, we love travel and photography, we like classic furniture and we just bundled all those interests into the brand. We both were professional snowboarders and then 10 years before we started Komono, we were distributing fashion, lifestyle and streetwear brands. We learned a lot from the brands both the good stuff and the bad stuff they did and that made us want to start our own brand.

What inspires you? AJ: I take a picture of something like a detail on a wall, a colour or a texture anything. I like that part of it that it’s completely unpredictable. There are a lot of influences from all over. Our brains are going crazy when we see all this stuff it’s all inspiring to us. We try to be unique and come from a different angle.

Where do you work do you have a studio, workshop, or work out of your home? AJ: I don’t sit down to design it could be in my bed or at any given moment, really. It just comes naturally.

What’s your price point? RM: Sunglasses are priced between $60 $80 and watches are between $60 $115. People always think we are a more expensive brand but we’re not. It’s very accessible.

Where are your products sold in Vancouver? RM: Walrus (3408 Cambie Street, Vancouver), Still Life (2315 Main Street, Vancouver, Ti toms me Bomb Trading Inc.

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The beginnings of a lifetime of knowledge and learning

The Aurora Project is an organisation which places students and graduates at Native Title Representative Bodies and Aboriginal social enterprises and policy organisations in unpaid internships. The Aurora Native Title Internship Program accepts Law, Anthropology, some Social Science (namely archaeology, cultural heritage and environmental management) and some business students and graduates from throughout Australia.

Portia Hamilton, a UQ Masters of Museum Studies alumna, recently undertook an internship with the Aurora Project. UQ Advancement asked her a few questions about her scholarship experience, and what she has planned for the future.

I had already completed an internship at the Museum of Brisbane and I wanted to forge a career path in the museums and galleries industry. Completing a Masters degree under Dr Graeme Were at the reputable University of Queensland was definitely a rewarding experience.

As a University of Queensland Masters of Museum Studies graduate, I was forwarded an email about the internship program five months before I was able to undertake an internship. Excited about the prospects of working within the field of Indigenous affairs, I began to prepare my application in July as well as enrol in some Aboriginal Studies and Anthropology units at UQ. Cut to early November and I was packing my bags ready to begin my journey. I was sent to the Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation (DAC), which is located just outside Camooweal, Queensland kilometres from the Northern Territory border.

UQA: How long was the internship, and how long were you based at Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation?

PH: The internship was based at Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation (DAC) in Camooweal for six weeks and was made possible by the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, which is partnered with a range of Native Title Representative Bodies toms (NTRB) and organisations working in and Indigenous affairs more generally. After my internship, I was fortunate enough to be offered work at Myuma Pty Ltd, which is part of the Myuma Group and locat toms ed at the same work camp as DAC.

UQA: You mentioned that a highlight was working with so many different people inside and outside the organisation how has this experience helped you in your career and studies?

PH: The Myuma Group workforce is comprised of approximately 70% Indigenous Australians. It is rare to work in such a culturally rich and diverse workplace. Certainly, the Myuma Group unique cultural environment sets it apart from other organisations. One of the rewards of working in such a melting pot of cultures and professional backgrounds is that I am constantly learning. I originally wanted to work in a museum because its pedagogical environment is based around lifetime knowledge and learning. To work alongside multiplicities of Indigenous Australians who are descendants of different cultural groups throughout Australia, and to work for Managing Director Colin Saltmere, descendant of the Indjalandji Dhidhanu group, is an opportunity that I couldn find elsewhere. Stakeholders, government representatives and organisations that work alongside the Myuma Group are constantly visiting the Dugalunji Camp, so there is always an opportunity to liaise with game changers who are working towards socially advancing the lives of Indigenous Australians. An experience like this is reflexive and challenges preconceived notions about Australia cultural and socio political landscape.

UQA: What are you planning now and where do you hope your studies will take you?

PH: toms Before I came to DAC, I completed a curatorial inter toms nship at the Queensland Museum alongside Tracy Ryan and Dr Shawn Rowlands. It was here I learned about Dr Walter Roth, a nineteenth century ethnologist who collected Indigenous Australian artefacts from North Queensland. My studies have actually taken me to North Queensland where I am able to work closely with Indigenous Australians and witness the rugged terrain where Roth spent his time collecting. Currently, I am enrolled in a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Studies and Anthropology and I am working as Executive Assistant to Colin Saltmere. I hope that my studies continue to allow me the opportunity to work within the Australian cultural sector within Museums, Cultural Heritage and/or Indigenous Affairs. Later down the track I would like to complete a PhD exploring cultural politics and museums in Australia.