Week promotes positive body image

first_imgThis week, the Gender Issues Committee of student government is trying to promote conversation about body image and understanding through Love Your Body Week.“We have a lot of students here who are perfectionists,” Monica Daegele, director of the Gender Issues Committee, said. “Everyone is well-rounded and talented at a number of things. But with that kind of perfectionist mentality can sometimes come dangerous behaviors and obsessions. The point of Love Your Body Week is to bring into perspective this mentality that a lot of students have.”Daegele said the events planned for the week will emphasize that body image issues are relevant to both men and women.“Eating issues, body-image issues, they are not just a female problem. A lot of men struggle with them, as well,” Daegele said. “A lot of research done in the past 10 years has illustrated that there are so many undiscovered body image issues for men. I think people would be surprised at the number of men who feel uncomfortable with their body, who are trying to fix parts of their body.“In the past, the eating disorder fact sheets we’ve used have largely focused on women, and this year we have one for women and one for men.”Daegele said Love Your Body week will address the stereotype that men don’t have eating issues or body issues.“It’s really quite the opposite — I think one of the statistics is that 43 percent of teenage boys have said they feel uncomfortable with their bodies,” she said.Daegele said events for the week include free RecSports classes and presentations by the University Counseling Center and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education. A talk Tuesday night will focus on how advertising portrays male and female bodies.On Wednesday, there will be a screening of the documentary “Happy,” which analyzes happiness in various parts of the world.“Essentially what it looks at is what really makes people happy,” Daegele said. “It does a great job of putting everything into perspective and allowing a greater message to be received.”Daegele said representatives from the University Counseling Center and Office of Alcohol and Drug Education will discuss disordered eating Thursday evening.“They’re going to make it very applicable to Notre Dame,” she said. ‘The title of the presentation is ‘Eliminate the F Word’ — ‘F’ being ‘fat.’ That’s a common theme that will also be present throughout the week, getting students to understand the negative effects it can have on everyone.”On Friday afternoon, there will be free massages in the Sorin Room of the LaFortune Student Center, Daegele said. RecSports will host a workshop Sunday that teaches women how to utilize weight rooms.“There’s a huge stereotype that women shouldn’t lift weights or build muscle,” Daegele said. “This will walk women through the different weights available and show how lifting weights is actually very good for you.”Daegele said the events of the week will take a holistic approach to body appreciation.“We want to show why our bodies are important to us and why taking care of our bodies is so important,” she said.Tags: Body Imagelast_img read more

Swiss banking group REYL sets up impact investing affiliate

first_imgSource: G. Maillot/point-of-views.chKatia Coudray, CEO of Asteria Asset ManagementThree individuals make up the investment team: Guido Bollinger, head of investments and equity strategies, Natacha Guerdat, head of research, and Fabio Sofia, head of bond and private debt strategies.Bollinger was previously chief investment architect and head of quantitative strategies at SYZ Asset Management, and is an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.Guerdat was in sustainable portfolio management roles for nearly 10 years before helping found Conser, a company offering a tool to screen portfolios for sustainability risk and environmental and social impact. She is a founding member of Swiss Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG).Sofia, according to REYL, “devoted his career to developing and promoting impact strategies”. He began at the Swiss federal department for foreign affairs and then helped create and worked at Symbiotics, a microfinance company. He is president of SFG.Institutional investors are increasingly interested in their investments having a positive environmental and/or social impact in addition to achieving a risk-adjusted return.Earlier this year listed UK asset manager Schroders announced it was to acquire a majority stake in impact investor BlueOrchard. Swiss private banking group REYL has launched an independent impact investing affiliate, named Asteria Investment Managers.It said Asteria planned to carry out “one or more acquisitions” to enhance its offering.According to REYL, the new entity’s main objective was to offer institutional investors a wide range of products and strategies “in order to provide much needed vectors through which capital can contribute meaningfully to a transition towards a more sustainable and equal society”.Asteria would use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide the allocation of capital to companies, it said. Katia Coudray, who the REYL group hired as head of impact investing in July, is the CEO of Asteria. “It truly is a unique opportunity to be able to create from scratch a new asset management company entirely dedicated to impact investing,” she said.last_img read more

Cricket News Australia prolong Pakistan’s misery with win in Abu Dhabi ODI

first_imgAustralia registered their sixth consecutive ODI win.Pakistan has not won a series against Australia since 2002.Australia won a series in India after 10 years. Finch reached his third consecutive fifty-plus score but Imad Wasim removed Marcus Stoinis (10) as Pakistan looked to fight back. Glenn Maxwell made a slow start but Finch’s quest of becoming the first Australian player to hit three consecutive fifties ended when Yasir Shah got his wicket for 90. However, Pakistan did not do themselves any favours when Wasim spilled a simple chance off Maxwell on 28 in the 44th over.Maxwell proceeded to smashed boundaries at will and his fifty, combined with Alex Carey’s cameo boosted Australia to 266/6. Finch’s side had scored 64 runs in the last six overs and Pakistan was under pressure. Imam-ul-Haq started briskly with three boundaries but Shan Masood fell to Pat Cummins for 2. Cummins, who had taken a break for the first two ODIs, continued to cause havoc by getting rid of Haris Sohail for 1. After a short rain delay, Cummins struck again by removing Mohammad Rizwan for 0.However, Imam looked in good touch and along with Shoaib Malik tried to rebuild the innings. The partnership went past fifty but Maxwell, who had earlier hurt Pakistan with the bat, trapped Imam LBW for 46. When Nathan Lyon sent back Shoaib Malik for 31, the game was up for Pakistan.Umar Akmal and Imad wasim scored briskly but they were only delaying the inevitable. Jason Behrendorff ended the sold stand by getting rid of Umar Akmal for 36 and Adam Zampa picked up four wickets in two overs to run through the lower order. His haul of 4/43 was the best by an Australian legspinner since Stuart MacGill in 2000.The win has boosted Australia’s morale heading into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 while for Pakistan, they have suffered a downturn in their fortunes at the wrong time. New Delhi: Aaron Finch missed out on a chance to create a new record for an Australian batsman but his 90, combined with Glenn Maxwell’s 71 and brilliant hauls from Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa helped Australia prolong Pakistan’s agony in ODIs as they won their sixth consecutive ODI and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. The 80-run win in Abu Dhabi resulted in Pakistan’s jinx  against Australia in ODIs getting extended, having not won a bilateral ODI series against the five-time world champions since 2002. For Australia, their redemption has well and truly begun and they will be heading into the World Cup as firm favourites.Australia chose to bat but suffered an immediate jolt when Usman Shinwari snapped up Usman Khawaja for 0. Shaun Marsh struck some quick boundaries but when he fell for 14 off nine balls, Australia had stuttered to 20/2. However, Peter Handscomb joined Aaron Finch and the dup proceeded to restore the advantage for Australia. Handscomb was the aggressor as he smashed four boundaries in one over bowled by teenager Mohammad Hasnain. Finch and Handscomb regularly rotated the strike and shared a 84-run stand but the stand was broken when Haris Sohail breached Handscomb’s defences to fall for 47. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more