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Farley to host annual signature event Be Fine Day

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first_imgPhoto courtesy of Clare Cahir Senior Lauren Saunee poses with the Farley Be Fine Day sign at last year’s Farley Hall signature event. The event benefits the YWCA Women’s Shelter in North Central Indiana.Sophomore Catherine Sullivan, the Farley Be Fine Day’s co-coordinator along with sophomore Clare Cahir, said that they hope the event will help bring awareness to the YWCA’s work in the community.“It would be a great thing if we could spread the word about what this type of organization does for the women in the community of South Bend,” Sullivan said. “They’re a wonderful organization that takes in battered women, women with drug issues and their whole model is to just help everyone and be there for people.”The mission of the YWCA — to increase the opportunities, health and safety of all women — resonated with Farley Hall’s residents, Cahir said.“We love to push the empowerment of women, so we partnered with the women’s shelter in South Bend, the YWCA,” she said. “ … Being an all-girls dorm, [the YWCA’s mission] really connects with how we like to push the image of a strong woman.”The Coffee House will also include performances by student musicians.Friday morning will see residents of Farley Hall out around campus distributing buttons and bananas to promote Farley Be Fine Day and the YWCA women’s shelter.Farley Be Fine Day’s main event, “A Walk in Her Shoes,” features a walk around North Quad in high-heels. A Walk in Her Shoes will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, and one can register online through the Farley Be Fine Day’s Facebook page or in person at the event.Cahir said that the high-heel walk provides a playful yet serious opportunity to examine expectations of women in society.“[The high-heel walk] is supposed to be light-hearted, a little funny, but … it’s supposed to be a representation of hardships women go through,” she said. “ … The high heels themselves are supposed to be representative of a wide array of issues that women face.”A Walk in Her Shoes will give many men a chance to walk in high-heels for the first time, an experience which, although it may seem silly, is a glimpse into modern femininity, Cahir said.“Guys are welcome — we have high heel shoes of all sizes. I know it’s a surface level thing, but it kind of gives you an insight into the depths of being a woman,” she said. “It’s a representation of being a woman and shows how some of our hardships are based on something superficial.”Cahir said she was optimistic about how Farley Be Fine Day’s events could promote a discussion of the issues faced by women in light of Notre Dame’s single-gender dorm system.“Almost especially because of how the dorm system at Notre Dame is, that gives us the perfect opportunity to push women empowerment — since we’re separated into all-girls dorm,” she said. “I definitely think that types of issues that women face our generation — or at least in the campus community we’re in right now — you don’t see [them discussed] super often.”Sullivan said that she hopes that Farley Be Fine Day will encourage a culture of female empowerment and camaraderie on campus.“Being in a college setting, it’s always on your mind — look out for your girls,” she said. “Especially at Notre Dame, the way the dorms are set up and the way the culture is here, it’s very important for girls to feel they have [people looking out for them].”Tags: Farley Be Fine Day, Farley Hall, female empowerment, Feminism, signature event The fourth-annual Farley Hall Be Fine Day, Farley Hall’s signature event promoting dialogue on femininity and raising money and awareness for the YWCA Women’s Shelter in North Central Indiana, will take place Friday.The festivities are scheduled to kick off Thursday at 9 p.m. in Farley Hall’s Middle Room with a “Coffee House” event. The Coffee House will center around a talk given by a representative from the YWCA on the organization’s work and mission.last_img read more

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Weekend Poll: Who Should Play Wendy in Peter Pan Telecast?

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first_img View Comments Okay, NBC, you’ve had your fun. You cast Oscar winner Christopher Walken (who can kinda sing) as Captain Hook and Girls’ Allison Williams (who sang “Take Me or Leave Me” for 30 seconds) as the title star in Peter Pan Live! But now it’s time to get down to business and cast bona fide Broadway stars as Wendy, John, Michael, Smee, Tiger Lily, Nana and the rest of the crew. There are so many talented Broadway ingénues we’d love to see tackle the role of Wendy on live TV—so we want to know, which star would you love to see play the eldest of the Darling children? Cast your vote below!last_img

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Service-learning

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first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaNot all learning happens in a classroom. University of Georgia students are finding this out through something called service-learning, which takes students and professors beyond the typical lecture and lab and into the community.David Berle, a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences assistant professor, applies the concept in his classes.“The students learn out there what they would have [usually] learned in a classroom,” he said. “There’s a disconnect when you design. When you get out there, you realize things are hard to do, and there are ramifications on what you do.”Berle teaches a residential landscape design class for the UGA School of Environmental Design and the CAES horticulture department. This month, his students took part in “Hands On Athens.” This multiagency program helps economically disadvantaged homeowners whose houses have fallen into bad repair.Students in Berle’s class designed and installed new landscapes for four families.On Paris Street in Athens, Ga., homeowner William Barrow sat on his front porch, a smile cracking through his wrinkles as he watched Hands On Athens house captain Drane Wilkinson re-hang his screen door. With plywood taking up space in his back yard and concrete filling his front yard, he had some projects at his home that, at 75, he couldn’t handle on his own. Through Hands On Athens and Berle’s service-learning class, he got the help he needed.“This has given me a good idea of the construction side of installing materials,” said Larry Brannen, one of Berle’s students. “It’s a good thing to do to help others like this.”Several students struggled to nail in a new screen, level and build a new porch entrance and move dirt and rocks. The day before they had taken sledgehammers to a deteriorating concrete sidewalk in Barrow’s front yard.Barrow has lived in his home for “about 20 years, I imagine,” he said. His sister bought the house from his mother, and both are deceased. He owns half of his home and “the other half is going to my niece.”At a different home, the floor was rotting in. In another, only one electrical outlet was left working. Other groups helped fix these problems while Berle’s class worked on the yards.“It’s one of the more successful service-learning landscape projects we do,” Berle said. That’s saying something, because each of his classes has a service-learning part.• In his introduction-to-horticulture course, which averages 300 students, he gives credit for a quiz score if students help at other service-learning projects.• During Maymester’s three-week term, he’s taking a class to Sapelo Island to survey trees and plants, which will help the dwindling historic community with a land management plan.• He also teaches a one-hour special-problems class on landscape Spanish. The students in this class cleaned out a ravine, built a park and planted 175 trees at a predominately Latino mobile home park. • A previous class cataloged trees in the historic African-American Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery in Athens. Another inventoried community landmark trees in Athens-Clarke County.Berle has been named one of UGA’s first five service-learning fellows. The university began the fellow program to cultivate a core group of campus leaders in service-learning, said Shannon Wilder, coordinator of the UGA Office of Service-Learning, in a UGA publication.According to the UGA service-learning Web site (www.servicelearning.uga.edu), service-learning applies academic skills to address real-life needs through a collaborative process between UGA and the community.To Berle, service-learning integrates a course’s content with activities that reinforce the course goals and objectives.“It’s good for students to see a slightly different version of the world,” he said. “It’s another way of doing something instead of something else to do.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Holiday trees

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first_imgAfter you check out the needles and height make sure it has good taper or fullness. If you have a larger area, you can choose a tree with a fuller base. Once you pick out your tree and take it home, you must continue to care for it to keep its look and smell fresh throughout the holidays. “As soon as you get home, before putting it in a tree stand, make sure you cut off one inch of the base and immediately put the tree in water,” Moorhead said. “The first couple of days the tree will go through a lot of water.”Place the tree in a stand that holds at least one gallon of water. If the tree doesn’t get the proper amount of water, it will dry out and will be difficult to rehydrate. Moorhead said that plain water is best for the tree, and that sugar, fertilizer and other concoctions aren’t necessary. Once the holidays are over, don’t just throw the tree away. Use the main stem for firewood after the branches and needles are removed. Or create a fish attractor by weighting the base of the tree and sinking it into a pond or lake. You can also grind the tree for mulch for personal use, or take it to a big box store that will chip the wood and donate it. Moorhead says that Keep Georgia Beautiful has sponsored a Christmas tree recycling program for more than 20 years. “Bring One for the Chipper” allows people to bring their trees to designated spots to be recycled into mulch for various community projects. To find out more information or locate a donation location, visit www.dca.state.ga.us/environmental/kgb/bring_one_for_chipper.html. Hot cocoa, Christmas tunes, cold weather, family fun and Christmas tree hunting are just around the corner. Begin your expedition to find the perfect live Christmas tree with a few tips from University of Georgia professor and tree expert David Moorhead.Buying and decorating trees during the holiday season has been a tradition for more than 500 years. Each year more than 33 million live Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. “Trees start getting cut down and shipped in November,” Moorhead said. “These trees come from Michigan, New York, out West, North Carolina and a few other surrounding states. These trees are the ones found in retail stores and tree lots.”The best place to get the freshest trees possible is a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm. Christmas tree farms provide local farmers with income and families with memories.The four common types of Christmas trees found in the South are pine, fir, spruce and cedar/cypress. The type of tree can be identified by its needle arrangement, size and color. No matter where you buy your tree, consider the shape, height and foliage when selecting your tree. “Make sure you check the height of your ceiling before leaving the house,” Moorhead said. “You don’t want to get home and find you have to chop it up to make it fit.”Buy a tree one foot shorter than your ceiling height. Shake the tree before you buy it, and make sure lots of needles don’t fall off. This is a sign of a dry or dead tree. Make sure the needles are fresh and pliable. If the tree has a droopy look, stay away because it has probably gone too long without water.Check for insects and dead needles inside the crown (about the middle of the tree), as these could be signs of a dead tree. Make sure the bottom part of the trunk is straight and about six to eight inches long. This gives enough room for the base to be cut and the tree to go into a stand.last_img read more

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Construction under way at the new Tupelo Music Hall in WRJ

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first_imgConstruction is well under way at the new Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, and all systems are go for the grand opening performance on Friday, October 1. Scott Hayward, the owner of the venue, has also booked an ambitious and eclectic schedule of almost forty shows, already stretching into May of 2011.The grand opening weekend will kick off with Vermont favorites Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams followed on Saturday night by veteran folk-singer-songwriter Tom Paxton. On Sunday, Tupelo will host the awards presentation for the ‘First Upper Valley Owl Awards for Excellence,’ sponsored by The Complete Hoot, who has named Tupelo as co-sponsor.The music will continue at Tupelo with Marc Cohn (’Walking in Memphis,’ True Companion,’) on Tuesday, October 5, followed by the legendary Dave Mason on Saturday, October 9. The fall schedule will be rounded out with a wide variety of artists, including Paula Cole, Rusted Root, Judy Collins, Carbon Leaf, and many more.The complete schedule is available at www.tupelohall.com(link is external). Tickets are now on sale, also through the web site, for all Tupelo events.The new Tupelo will occupy 4000 square feet of space in the historic Boston and Maine Freight House on South Main Street in White River Junction. Since the space was previously sub-divided into four units, a large-scale refitting is now underway. Daniel Johnson of Watershed Studio Architecture of White River Junction assisted Hayward in designing the interior, a highlight of which will be the original wooden floor of the Freight House. The general contractor for the project is Home Partners, also of White River Junction.When the doors to Tupelo open, patrons will be treated to a warm and intimate environment and a listening experience unlike any other. The sound system, valued at almost $200,000, is a custom design by Scott Tkachuk of Rainbow Production Services of Atkinson, NH. The heart of the system is two stacks of MINA line array loudspeakers, designed specifically for smaller venues by Meyer Sound Laboratories of Berkeley, California, recognized as a world leader in sound reinforcement for theaters, touring, and concert halls. The installation at Tupelo will be the first anywhere in the world.In addition, a 1906-vintage Steinway grand piano, completely restored by Ed Bordelaux of Piano Arts of Hooksett, NH, will be a fixture at the new venue.Complete information on the new Tupelo Music Hall is on the venue’s web site. Tickets can also be ordered by phone at 802-698-8341. www.tupelohall.com(link is external)Source: Tupelo Music. 8.31.2010last_img read more

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Indian Railways to use its surplus land to install 20GW of new renewable energy capacity

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first_imgIndian Railways to use its surplus land to install 20GW of new renewable energy capacity FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Saur Energy International:The Indian Railways is planning to use its surplus land to generate 20 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy from ‘Made in India’ solar or wind equipment to power its network, Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal has said. Further adding that the Indian Railways will be a 100 percent electricity-driven rail network in the coming years which would make it the largest such network in the world.While addressing a virtual programme on ‘Powering Livelihoods: Transforming India’s Rural Economy with Clean Energy Solutions’ hosted by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Goyal said that the Railways’ surplus land along the tracks is going to be utilised for generating renewable energy from indigenous equipment.“We plan to use a lot of our surplus land and land along the tracks to generate 20 GW (gigawatts)…’Made in India’ solar or wind equipment being used to give us 20 GW production capacity of renewable energy and enough kWh to power our entire railway,” Goyal said.The railways may need to either expand battery storage or other forms of storage for this, he added.Along the same lines in July, the Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) – a JV of the Ministry of Railways and RITES Ltd, had issued a tender on behalf of the Indian Railways for setting up of 1 GW ground-mounted solar power plants on railway land along the railway tracks pan India. The tender is still open and the last date for submission of responses to the Request for Qualification (RFQ) and the Request for Proposal (RfP) is September 2, 2020.The scope of work for the selected project developers will broadly include the design, build, finance, operation, long– term maintenance and transfer of assets for solar PV project and the supply of electricity to Railways under long-term fixed-rate PPA.[Ayush Verma]More: Railways planning to generate 20 GW renewable energy on surplus land: Goyallast_img read more

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Santos Vows to Maintain Priorities Despite Violence

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first_img Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos guaranteed on May 22 that he will maintain his administration’s priorities, especially in security, the search for peace, and poverty reduction, despite the pressure exerted by violence from the extreme left and right. “We’re going to remain on course. There are extremes, on the left and on the right, that want us to veer off course. There are terrorists who want to impose their agenda on us,” Santos said at Nariño House, the presidential residence. “Our destination is a more secure Colombia and a Colombia at peace: at peace through reason or through force. A fairer Colombia, with fewer injustices, with less poverty, and with an economy that can generate increasing numbers of jobs, that is competitive,” asserted the president. Santos spoke the day after an attack by the FARC, a communist guerrilla group, left 12 Military personnel dead in the area of La Guajira (in northern Colombia), very near the border with Venezuela. That attack followed a bombing in Bogotá on May 15, targeting former interior minister Fernando Londoño, in which his driver and one of his bodyguards died and around fifty people were injured. The authorities have not confirmed who was responsible for that attack, which according to different reports, might have come from the FARC or from unidentified sectors of the extreme right. On May 10, seven police officers died in another FARC ambush in the area of Catatumbo (Norte de Santander), also near the border with Venezuela. Nevertheless, the president said that these episodes are part of the internal conflict that Colombia has suffered for almost half a century, and he preferred to highlight his administration’s efforts in the social arena. “We continue to make progress on security. We continue to make positive progress, despite suffering setbacks. We’re in a war. In every war, there are setbacks, but the overall balance is very positive,” he stressed. “We continue to make progress on generating jobs, (with) 1,723,000 jobs created in these first 20 months of my administration. Compared to the rest of the world, that’s a very impressive figure,” the president emphasized. By Dialogo May 24, 2012last_img read more

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CFPB releases supervisory highlights

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The CFPB Thursday published the 19th edition of its supervisory activities, conducted between December 2018 and March 2019, which provides insights into auto loan origination, credit card account management, debt collection, furnishing, and mortgage origination.Among the comments made by the CFPB regarding auto loan origination, the bureau noted that it continues to examine these activities, including “assessing whether originators have engaged in any unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices prohibited by the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010.”Earlier this year, the bureau held a symposium focused on clarifying “abusive” under unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP). NAFCU has long advocated for the bureau to issue specific guidance on prohibited practices so financial institutions have more clarity on this issue, and has asked the bureau to provide guidance to clarify its UDAAP standard.UDAAP violations related to threats of repossession or foreclosure in credit card collections and marketing regarding secured credit card accounts are further detailed in the supervisory report.last_img read more

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This year, 381 pupils and students of the hospitality and tourism profession received scholarships

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first_imgIn the school and academic year 2018/2019, the Ministry of Tourism, based on the Program for Encouraging Personnel Education in Hospitality and Tourism – Scholarships 2018, will co-finance 381 new pupils and students who are educated for hospitality and tourism occupations and occupations related to the development of special forms of tourism .This is a scholarship program implemented by the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with companies, ie hotels, camps, travel agencies and county chambers of crafts in such a way that each stakeholder participates in co-financing the scholarship with 50 percent.Funds for this year’s public call were awarded to scholarship holders of 21 companies and one county chamber of crafts as follows: FOS doo, Fužine – 1 scholarship holder, BRETANIDE RESORT doo, Bol – 6 scholarship holdersTURIST doo, Varaždin – 4 scholarship holdersHOTEL SPLIT dd, Split – 3 scholarship holdersJADRANSKI LUKISUZNI HOTELI dd, Dubrovnik – 3 scholarship holdersGRAND HOTEL LAV doo, Podstrana – 7 scholarship holdersMAISTRA dd, Rovinj – 10 scholarship holdersHOTELI MAKARSKA dd, Makarska – 7 scholarship holdersLAGUNA NOVIGRAD dd, Novigrad – 2 scholarship holdersJADRAN dd, Crikvenica – 6 scholarship holdersIMPERIAL dd, Rab – 15 scholarship holdersHUP-ZAGREB dd, Zagreb – 8 scholarship holdersPROFESSION  dd, Pine Beach Pakoštane Branch, Zagreb – 3 scholarship holdersJADRANKA HOTELI dd, Mali Lošinj -19 scholarship holdersSUNCE KONCERN dd (Sunce Koncern dd, SALVE REGINA – Marija Bistrica, HOTEL ALAN dd, HOTELS BRELA dd, HOTELS TUČEPI dd, HOTELS ZLATNI RAT dd) – 78 scholarship holdersMILENIJ HOTELI doo, Opatija – 9 scholarship holdersARENA HOSPITALITY GROUP, Pula – 6 scholarship holdersHOTELS DUBROVAČKA RIVIJERA dd, Mlini – 5 scholarship holdersCHAMBER OF CRAFTS OF VARAŽDIN COUNTY, Varaždin -16 scholarship holdersVALAMAR RIVIERA dd, Poreč – 171 scholarship holdersOLYMPIA VODICE dd, Vodice – 2 scholarship holdersBased on this program, pupils and students are entitled to a maximum of 1.200 kuna monthly scholarship, from September 1 this year to June 30 next year. Immediately after the completion of regular schooling, ie studying, the partner has the obligation to conclude a fixed-term employment contract or a trainee employment contract with the scholarship holder. During the receipt of the scholarship, the scholarship holder has the obligation to regularly perform a professional internship, enroll in classes / year in the regular term and remain employed in the company for at least as long as the scholarship lasted.In total, since 2008, when the Ministry of Tourism has been implementing this program, in cooperation with partners, scholarships for 1370 students have been co-financed, for which more than 10,7 million kuna has been paid.RELATED NEWS:BOL BRAČ SECONDARY SCHOOL OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS, FREE ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD, LAPTOP AND SAFE TOURISM JOBlast_img read more

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Pemberstone goes private

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