Soles4Souls changing the world one pair of shoes at a time

first_imgLatest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Kelly Cash and Eady Pinckard were quick to admit that a large number of high school students have no idea what it would be like to be in real need. The thought that there are children around the world who don’t even have shoes to wear is a foreign one to many Americans.But once the members of the Student Government Association at Pike Liberal Arts School heard that there are people in 125 countries who desperately need shoes, they “stepped” in to help“Someone suggested that Soles4Shoes might be a service project for our SGA,” said Cash, who is president of the association. “The more we learned about Soles4Shoes, the more we knew it was something that we wanted to do.” Next UpThe SGA made a school-wide plea for shoes, old or new, and the response was overwhelming.“A lot of the shoes were athletic shoes but we got all kinds of shoes and all sizes,” said Pinckard, SGA vice president. “The response was better than with other drives that we’ve had. We’ve had canned food drives and we’ve gotten a lot of cans of food but nothing like the number of shoes we’ve gotten.”Cash said old shoes are something that people already have at home. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Soles4Souls changing the world one pair of shoes at a time Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content “So, you don’t have to go out and buy anything to donate and, too, most people want to get rid of the old shoes anyway,” she said.“It’s heartbreaking that there are people who are so proud of things that we want to get rid of.”The Soles4Souls campaign has made the students at PLAS more aware of the plight of others around the world and more appreciative of what they have, the SGA officers said.In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, the American footwear industry donated more than a quarter million shoes to victims in the devastated countries. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Published 9:25 pm Thursday, April 1, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Email the author You Might Like TroyFest to feature painted roof slates With April now upon us, many crafters are already preparing for TroyFest, a fine art and craft festival held during… read more When Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, more than a million pairs of shoes were donated to the communities affected by the hurricane.A year later, Wayne Elsey founded Sole4Souls with the purpose of changing the world one pair at a time.The SGA at Pike Liberal Arts is proud to be a part of an organization with such a noble purpose.“The SGA does a lot of other service projects including our canned food drive. We collected about 600 cans of food for the Department of Human Resources,” Cash said.“We also have a blood drive and our powder-puff football game is a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We have a cookie dough sale that is a fundraiser for things that we need here at the school.”We like doing things that help others.”PLAS students in grades nine through 12 are required to complete 75 hours of community service over the four-year period.The SGA officers said being involved in the community is a rewarding, learning experience and they look forward to finding new ways to be a part of the community. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Rack or Tower? How to select your next small business server

first_imgWant more? Check out the 5 things to consider when buying your first server. These are great tips to help get you started on your server selection if you are unsure where to begin.For additional information about PowerEdge servers, visit, or contact your Dell Technologies Advisor for more information at 877-BUY-DELL.Be sure to follow us and join the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCServers. Did you know? Although power and cooling technology has changed a lot in 15 years, racks and towers operate in the same temperature ranges. In the corner of the officeTower On, under, or near a deskTower Data center or Collocated spaceRack Many of the modern servers available today also have an extended operating temperature range. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers can continuously operate even if temperatures get as cold as 41°F (5°C) or as hot as 104°F (40°C). And if there is a temperature spike to 113°F (45°C) for a couple of hours a year, the server can handle it.Fans and heat sinks help to move hot air away from these components and out the back of the server. But if the server is in a coat closet without a vent, the closet will get warm and the air surrounding the components will be warmer. And if the server components get warm, the server fans will speed up and make noise. I’ve personally cracked the door on a converted closet. I’ve also heard of people installing a vent or replacing the door with a felt screen. In both cases, a tower server is the better option. Why? When you open the closet door, the noise is no longer confined. Listening to the sound of a rack server’s fan can be distracting, if not annoying, for office workers and especially customers.Here’s a simple decision matrix a small business can use to help them decide on a rack or tower server. Most decisions will come down to noise first and temperature second. Wiring closetRack or Tower What server should you buy for your small business? Find out what two things you must consider when buying a server for businesses with fewer than 100 employees.Should you buy a rack or tower server? The answer may not be as simple as it used to be. Fifteen years ago, it was a foregone conclusion that small businesses bought towers and large enterprises bought rack servers. That’s how we built them. That’s how you bought them. But it’s not that clear now.Our latest tower servers can do things only rack servers used to be able to do. And we sell rack servers to small businesses. So, how do you decide? The answer will likely hinge on two factors.1. Where will you physically put the server?If the server is going to be installed in a data center, then 98% of you are going to need a rack server. The other  2% will buy a rackable tower server, such as the T640 or T440. But since most small businesses don’t own their own data center, colocation (or renting space in someone else’s data center) is the more likely data-center-placement scenario. A rack server is still the answer for a colocation.If you are going to install it under someone’s desk or in the corner of an office next to a plant, then all of you are going to want a tower server. Why? In general, tower servers are quieter than rack servers. Tower servers traditionally have more space for air while rack servers are usually space-constrained. Less air flow usually means more fans running at faster speeds, which translates into more noise.In some environments, noise can be a huge distraction to people working. Recording studios are measured at about 20 dBA. Quiet offices are at about 35 dBA. Data centers and vacuum cleaners measure in at 75 dBA. The noise difference between a rack server and a tower server running in a quiet office would likely make it unbearable for people in that environment to concentrate or talk with co-workers and employees. For instance, the T340 is a 1-socket tower server that would likely put out 23 dBA while idle (running OS only) and up to 30 dBA while operating at peak. A similar rack server, the R340, would likely put out 38 dBA all the time.Fig 1. Acoustical reference points and output comparisonsIf the server will not live in a data center or a place where people are, the decision becomes harder. Locations like a server room, wiring closet, or a coat closet are all places where servers could live. If this is where yours will operate, then you must evaluate consideration number two.2. What is the temperature where you want to physically put the server? Servers run optimally when the temperature of the air is within its normal operating range. Rack servers require physical racks, known as cabinets or server racks, that allow you to mount servers. And when you mount a bunch of rack-installed devices like servers, storage arrays, networking switches, and uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), the temperature of the air around them rises. This makes temperature control a requirement for continuous operation. In data centers, conditioned air flows up from a raised floor to keep the temperature at optimal levels.Small businesses generally don’t have access to raised floors and chillers. However, some server rooms may be air conditioned. If the server is going to be installed in a temperature-controlled environment, a rack server will likely be the best option.If the server will be installed in a former coat closet or other tight space, it’s likely that the temperature of the air will increase (sometimes substantially). If the internal components of a server get too hot, the risk of failure goes up. The same thing happens when it gets too cold. That’s why servers are designed to shut down when the temperature exceeds their standard operating range. It’s a protection mechanism. In general, today’s servers have a range of 50°F – 95°F (10°C – 35°C) with no direct sunlight on the equipment. Where will the server be placed?Best server form-factor Coat closetLikely a Tower Server roomLikely a Racklast_img read more

Conservatives seek to shut the door on grumbling over leadership process

first_imgOTTAWA – Newly elected Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sought Wednesday to put an end to grumbling about how he won the race, devoting a segment of his party’s weekly meeting on Parliament Hill to a lengthy briefing on the vote count.The race’s deputy returning officer walked MPs and senators through the process, spending time focusing on the central complaint in recent days — the difference between the number of people the party said cast ballots and the number in the party’s central membership database.That discrepancy — 7,466 names — has been at the heart of concerns that something was amiss with the process that culminated nearly two weeks ago with Scheer just narrowly edging out Quebec MP Maxime Bernier.Only 7,049 popular votes separated the two in the final ballot.Media reports cited anonymous complaints about whether the process — candidates had to capture a majority of points based on the share of the vote they received in each riding — was flawed. Scheer had 50.95 per cent of the points, Bernier 49.05.The party tried to clear up the issue, taking the rare step of allowing senior party staff to be named and quoted in news stories about the process. Their explanation: volunteers used paper lists to strike out the names of those who voted on May 27, rather than the central electronic list, and mistakes were made when the latter list was updated.The grumbling persisted, so Scheer brought those officials to caucus Wednesday to provide more details.“I think anyone who gets walked through the process comes to the same conclusion that the integrity of the votes have never been questioned,” Scheer said after the meeting.“I think caucus is ready to move on.”Erin O’Toole, who placed third, said while the results of the race weren’t as he had hoped, he has accepted the outcome.“Some of the grumbling voices are people that got over-confident and don’t like losing,” he said. “In politics, you have to be prepared to lose.”Shane Osmond, a Bernier supporter who lives in Toronto, called it patronizing to have concerns shrugged off as sour grapes.Given how close the result was, any concerns should be taken seriously, said Osmond, who led supporters on social media in a group called “Gays for Bernier.”“The (party) needs to have a thorough and transparent investigation into the voting process so that we can move beyond this, support our new leader, and focus on defeating Trudeau in 2019 as a united Conservative party,” he said.“It is also our hope that this will bring improvements to the next leadership voting process for the sake of voters and candidates, whenever that may be.”For his part, Bernier said he feels the same way now as he did on election night — in support of Scheer.“I support our new leader Andrew Scheer,” Bernier posted on Twitter late Tuesday. “Unconditionally.”last_img read more