SCC Student Designs Logo For New Jackson County ‘Spend Local’ Campaign

first_imgSYLVA – The Jackson County Office of Economic Development recently launched a “Spend Local” campaign, unveiling its new logo across the region at the end of August.The design – a curly, iron-rod post with an oval store sign hanging from it – represents the heart of Jackson County’s economy: small, local businesses that have built the community from the ground up.The mind behind the design is Dare Towe, a Canton native and a second-year student in Southwestern Community College’s Advertising and Graphic Design Program. Towe was approached for the project by SCC Instructor Scott Clontz. When he received the request for the project, he knew that Towe’s keen eye and unique style would be a perfect fit for the job.“Dare was chosen to take on this project because she excels at listening to what the client wants and translating that idea into a beautiful and unique finished design,” said Clontz. “Her innate ability to create logos with strong typography made her a perfect fit for the ‘Shop Local’ campaign.”The one catch? It had to be designed within the week.Clontz then connected her with Tiffany Henry, Director of SCC’s Small Business Center, who had been working closely with Rich Price, Director of Economic Development for Jackson County. Henry gave Towe some photo samples and suggestions from Price to point her in the right direction.Working diligently, Towe sent some initial sketches to Price. Once they were approved, she had a full set of campaign logos ready to go just in time. “We are delighted to be able to partner with a student from SCC to design our logo for the ‘Spend Local’ campaign,” said Price. “By supporting local students and entrepreneurs with their respective endeavors, we are further emphasizing the importance of investing in local resources and building new business development capacity.”Henry was also impressed with the student’s creativity and design.“Dare is a very talented young student, and I’ve always said we have the best graphic design program around. Our students always impress me with their skill, professionalism and execution,” said Henry. “She did an excellent job. I’ll definitely be working with her again.”Towe credits a large part of her success to her instructors and the strength of the program at SCC.“Scott Clontz and Bob Keeling are wonderful teachers. They are both so well-rounded and we get great experience across all areas of design,” said Towe. “I feel really prepared to work in the field. My portfolio is getting better and better. This was a great opportunity for me, and I’m very thankful for it.”Towe says her dream job is to be on the graphic design team at Dollywood. While she considers herself to be a diverse designer, she appreciates a southern charm style in her work. She is expected to graduate in May 2020. For more information on any of SCC’s programs or involvements, visit southwesterncc.edu or call 828.339.4000.last_img read more

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Incapsula Offers Expanded Web Applications Firewall

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david strom Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Hosted Web application firewall vendor Incapsula announced today a new release that offers more website traffic data, better analytics and faster SSL setup. They have also made their access controls more finer-grained so you can use white and black lists and block by specific IP address ranges. On top of this they’re also introducing free accounts for smaller sites that have less than 25 GB of bandwidth per month. We last wrote about them at their launch earlier this year. The paid plans start at $50 per month which include 50 GB of bandwidth, and a single site; there are additional fees for adding sites and more bandwidth. The free account doesn’t include SSL support and some other features. Tags:#Announcements#cloud#cloud computing#security A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Pakistan captain Azhar Ali handed one-match ban for slow over-rate

first_imgPakistan one-day international captain Azhar Ali has been suspended for one contest and fined 40 percent of his match fee for the team’s slow over-rate in Thursday’s game against Australia, cricket’s world governing body (ICC) has said.Pakistan were ruled to be two overs short of their target during the 57-run loss in the fifth and final match of the series in Adelaide, the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Friday.It was the 31-year-old Azhar’s second slow over-rate offence in the last 12 months, leading to his suspension from Pakistan’s next 50-over match, currently scheduled against West Indies in April.Azhar was also sanctioned during an ODI against New Zealand in Auckland on Jan. 31 last year.Players are fined 10 percent of their match fee while the captain is docked double the amount for every over a side is found to have failed to bowl in the allotted time, according to the ICC’s code of conduct.The South Asian side lost the series 4-1.last_img read more

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23 days agoSuper agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Super agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fatiby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Jorge Mendes is eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati.El Chiringuito says Mendes has approached the 16 year-old’s father to offer his services.For now, the player is in the hands of Rodrigo Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi, who took charge of Fati’s affairs earlier this year.Mendes hasn’t always had a good relationship with Barca, though he does have Blaugrana fullback Nelson Semedo on the books.Fati is in new contract talks with Barca after his exciting breakthrough, with his current deal running to 2022. last_img

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Stop use of armed forces ops to win votes ExNavy Chief

first_imgNew Delhi: Former navy chief Admiral L Ramdas (Retd) has urged immediate intervention of the Election Commission in stopping political parties from using incidents like the Pulwama attack, Balakot strike and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s operations to influence the electorate. In an open letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Admiral L Ramdas (Retd) expressed concerns on “recent instances” of parties using armed forces’ heroics for political gains.”With elections due in a few weeks from now, it is particularly important that there should not be any misuse of these recent events by any political party to send triumphalist or jingoistic messages which can influence the electorate,” he said. In his two-page letter, the former navy chief said the armed forces have always prided themselves on belonging to a structure, an ethos and an environment which have been both apolitical and secular. “And it is in this context that as a responsible citizen and a proud veteran of the Indian Armed Forces, I share our collective sense of dismay and deep concern at how some political parties are brazenly pushing their agenda using images, uniforms and other examples, showing pictures of the armed forces with political figures, in public spaces, in media, election rallies and so on,” he said.last_img read more

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Hamas denies taking part in Egypt Syria fighting

first_imgGAZA CITY- The Gaza Strip’s Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh denied on Saturday reports that the Islamic militant group was involved in fighting in the neighbouring Egyptian Sinai or in Syria.“We did not interfere in the affairs of any country and are not involved in the events or differences or internal conflicts of any country,” Haniyeh said.“This (is) our position regarding what has happened and is happening in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and all Arab and Islamic countries,” he said. “We are not involved in any incident,” he added. “Neither in the Sinai or elsewhere. We only act in the Palestinian arena and our guns are turned only toward the Zionist enemy.”He called on the media to stop their “baseless” accusations against Hamas, which he said “is proud to have taken from its first day a principled and moral position for the people and their suffering and their right to freedom , democracy and dignity.”Haniyeh made the remarks during a speech marking two years since captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was exchanged for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, feted in Gaza as a victory for the “resistance.”Relations between Cairo and Hamas have deteriorated since July 3, when the Egyptian army ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in which Hamas has its roots.Since then, the Egyptian army has destroyed hundreds of smuggling tunnels under the border with the Gaza Strip , which supplied the Palestinian territory with food and construction materials.last_img read more

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Underclassmen play a big part for Ohio State mens lacrosse

OSU junior attacker Carter Brown (14) attempts to move past a Michigan defender during an April 12 game in Ann Arbor, Mich. OSU won, 13-8.Credit: Molly Tavoletti / Lantern ReporterWith just two regular-season matchups remaining, the senior members of the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team can see the finish line to their collegiate careers and are still striving to cross it as Big Ten or NCAA champions.But regardless of this season’s outcome, a prepared group of juniors, sophomores and freshmen are stepping up, allowing those seniors to leave with the assurance that their team remains in able hands, coach Nick Myers said.“You have to lean on seniors because we have a great core group of them, but at the same time you have to look to that younger class who now have three years of experience under their belts, so we need them to play a big part as we come down the home stretch,” he said.Senior midfielder Jesse King leads OSU in goals with 30 on the season, but several younger players closely follow his lead on offense.Junior attackman Carter Brown, who put up two goals in OSU’s April 12 win over Michigan, holds the No. 2 spot with 26 goals. Two attackmen, junior Ryan Hunter, and freshman Colin Chell, are not far behind with 13 and 12 goals, respectively.“I go into every game with the same mindset,” Brown said. “I’m not really focused on points, it’s about offense as a whole, so whatever I can do to help that.”Brown has been an essential piece of the Buckeye lacrosse puzzle for three straight seasons, but he’s reached new heights this season. The attackman has scored goals in nine of the Buckeyes’ last 10 games, including a career-high six goals in the team’s 15-12 conference victory over Johns Hopkins on April 5.Regardless of his numbers, Brown credits his success to the senior leaders he has learned from along the way.“This is the third senior class I’ve been with and they’ve each been so influential on me both on and off the field,” Brown said. “I’m realizing I have to mold into one of them now and be a role model myself.”The junior attackman’s development as a leader has allowed him to return the favor by influencing his younger teammates as well, particularly Chell, Brown said.“Colin and I play similar games, so I try to lead by example,” he said. “I try to do the right things in practice and in games where he can see what I do, and try to resemble that, as well as building a friendship off the field, too.”Against the Wolverines, Chell led the Buckeyes in goals, nabbing his first collegiate hat trick and earning his second Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week Award of the season.From the get-go, Chell has demonstrated his abilities on the field, with four assists and 16 points overall this season.“Colin fit right into our system from day one,” senior midfielder David Planning said. “He’s so mature, fast, strong, all in the same bit. He runs all over, takes hard checks and gets right back up.”Chell, Brown and Hunter have consistently brought a great deal to the offensive table. But on the other side of the ball, the defensive effort from younger players has increased as well.Named Big Ten Specialist of the Week for the second time this season, redshirt-sophomore goalie Tom Carey had 11 saves against Michigan and held the Wolverines scoreless for a 12:17 span in the first half, allowing the Buckeyes to take the lead.Carey has played in every game during his first season with the Buckeyes, beating out seniors Cameron Stephens and Kevin Duffy for the starting spot and earning 127 saves along the way.“You could get concerned when you’re relying on freshmen and sophomores to carry you, but in our case, I don’t think that’s true at all,” Myers said. “They’re contributing in important roles, but they’re learning from veteran guys.”Planning said the seniors carry the responsibility of mentorship, but each player understands the importance of consistently giving 100 percent, regardless of class.“We have a system where we practice hard Monday through Friday, so when your name is called, you’re expected to perform,” Planning said. “We believe we can throw anyone in at any time.”The Buckeyes are set for their final home game of the season, seeking their fourth conference win against No. 3 Maryland on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The “Showdown at the ‘Shoe” is set to take place at 11 a.m. prior the OSU football Spring Game. read more

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Football Billy Price and Tyquan Lewis named to AP preseason AllAmerican list

Ohio State redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis walks into the Hyatt Place to check in for fall camp on Aug. 6. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorA day after the Associated Press’ preseason top 25 poll, the AP unveiled its list of preseason All-Americans, naming redshirt senior center Billy Price to the first team and redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis to the second team.This is the first time either player has been named to the preseason list.Price has already been gaining quite a bit of notoriety this preseason, having already been named to the watch lists for both the Rimington Trophy as well as the Outland Trophy. He will be starting at center on the offensive line for the Buckeyes after making the transition from right guard after the 2016 season.As the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Lewis has been racking up the preseason accolades this year. He was named a preseason player to watch out of the Big Ten and was named to a pair of award watch lists: the Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Award.The pair of teammates will be expected to live up to the preseason hype and help defend Ohio State’s No. 2 ranking in the AP Preseason Poll when they travel to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. read more

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Football Ohio State defense creates momentum after Michigan State win

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano celebrates after defensive lineman Dre’mont Jones recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorEAST LANSING, Mich. — The moment was going to come. The Ohio State coaching staff was sure of it. With Michigan State starting five offensive drives within their 20-yard line, redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones said the coaching staff was in the ears of the Ohio State defensive line, saying “We are going to create a turnover. We are going to create a turnover.” Jones has had his moment before. In Ohio State’s 40-28 win over TCU on Sept. 15, Jones got in front of a shovel pass from sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson, running 28 yards for the score. But the Ohio State coaching staff said the defense was going to create another turnover, a turnover that would define the Buckeyes’ performance in East Lansing. Jones obliged. With the Spartans pinned against their own two-yard line, redshirt junior quarterback Brian Lewerke dropped back, looking to pass and dropped the ball. The veteran defensive tackle pounced on the ball, securing his second touchdown of the season. This touchdown gave Ohio State confidence, a confidence that would lead the defense to allow six points and 274 yards of offense in a 26-6 win against No. 18 Michigan State. In a game where the Ohio State offense struggled to find consistency against a Michigan State defense with a reputation, in a game where the Ohio State special teams unit consistently pinned the Spartans into difficult situations, giving Ohio State the advantage defensively, the Buckeyes came out with confidence.“A game like this where we held that team to only six points, and a talented team in their house, only six points, it’s a tremendous, tremendous feeling. It’s definitely a confidence booster,” Jones said.  Other than one 47-yard rush by redshirt freshman quarterback Rocky Lombardi, the Ohio State rush defense, with the No. 1 rush defense in the country watching, allowed seven yards rushing on 17 carries. Despite only recording two tackles for loss, one by redshirt sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland and one shared by sophomore linebacker Malik Harrison and junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper, the Ohio State defensive line showed pressure in the passing game. The Buckeyes recorded six quarterback hits on Saturday, three coming from sophomore defensive end Chase Young. Cooper said this time of year, the time of the football season provides this needed pressure to succeed. He said the matchup with Michigan State is always physical and tough. But Jones viewed it as something bigger. An opportunity to prove a larger message. “Whether we like it or not, we hear the stuff in the background we don’t want to hear, but it happens. This was a big momentum for us,” Jones said. “We came out there, we played with swag and a lot of enthusiasm.” The Michigan State performance also shows improvement from performances over the past few weeks. After missing 15 tackles against Purdue and 20 against Nebraska, sophomore safety Brendon White said the focus in the week leading up to the Michigan State game was on tackling drills, becoming more physical in a game where the unit knew it was necessary. Cooper said, with the combination of the practices leading up to Ohio State’s game in East Lansing and the performance of the team, he has confidence in what the unit has been working on. “We have confidence in that everything we have been doing since the beginning of the season, it’s going to work,” Cooper said. “We have been practicing hard, we’ve been going hard and even though everybody kind of like telling us to do this or do that, we just stuck with the plan and it pays off, as you can see.” Leading up to Saturday’s game against Michigan State, Ohio State sophomore linebacker Pete Werner said this game needed to be an “impact game” for the defense, an opportunity to show the country what the Ohio State defense can do. Cooper felt the performance against the Spartans was that game. But it’s still not where Ohio State, as a unit, strives to be. “I feel like we still haven’t played our best game,” Cooper said. “We still have so much more to show, so much more to work on and improve on and we will get better week by week and that’s just the main focus.”  Head coach Urban Meyer did not need perfection. He needed momentum, he needed confidence for a unit that was vital to the life of this time. In his opinion, he got it. “That’s confidence man,” Meyer said. “We talk about an outfit that needed it, we needed it.” read more

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