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McGlinn Hall to host annual Casino Night

first_imgThe women of McGlinn Hall will turn the LaFortune Ballroom into a casino for the night this Saturday, as the dorm hosts its annual Casino Night fundraiser, open to all Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame students.According to Kaleigh O’Boyle, one of McGlinn’s Casino Night co-commissioners, the event will run from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the LaFortune Ball Room. O’Boyle said the event will feature blackjack and roulette tables, as well as an all-night poker tournament. There will be plenty of chances to win exciting prizes, she said.“The winner of the poker tournament gets a $100 gift card to the bookstore and second place winner gets a $50 gift card to the bookstore,” O’Boyle said. “In addition to that … you get fake cash when you come in and you can gamble with your fake cash. So at the end of the night … you can hand in your fake cash for raffle tickets and then we’ll be drawing prizes from local businesses in the area, like Einstein’s, Five Guys [and] South Bend Chocolate Factory.”All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Saint Adalbert Catholic School, a grammar school in South Bend, O’Boyle said. McGlinn Hall residents tutor Saint Adalbert’s students throughout the year, and O’Boyle said the hall has a great partnership with them.“Casino Night is a really fun way to have a good time with your friends and also do something good for these kids who are really hardworking and really deserving of our help,” O’Boyle said.According to O’Boyle, Casino Night raised more than $2,000 last year. The fundraising goal this year is to surpass, or at least match, that amount.O’Boyle said she is hoping for a big turnout for Casino Night.“Honestly, I would just love it to be full of people who are having fun and who are happy they’re there,” O’Boyle said. “I think its a great way to have friendly competition and I think that really attracts a lot of people. So as long as people are happy and we’re getting some good funds in for Saint Adalbert’s, I’ll be pretty happy.”O’Boyle said students can buy tickets at the door and check out the event’s Facebook page for more information.Tags: McGlinn Casino Night, McGlinn Halllast_img read more

Hot Shot! See Melissa Rivers & Sally Field Get Eggy with It at Something Rotten!

first_img Something Rotten! Who knew jet-setting celebs Melissa Rivers and Sally Field had something in common? They clearly do: the Fashion Police co-host and the Oscar winner clearly like to laugh. Here they are with the cast of the raucous Elizabethan-set musical comedy Something Rotten! at the St. James Theatre. P.S. If you don’t understand the egg-tastic reference in the headline, get thee to this hilarious show STAT! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows Star Files View Comments Sally Fieldlast_img read more

Insect scouting

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaIf you want to control insects in your landscape, a University of Georgia expert says you have to be a good scout. But remember, a little damage won’t hurt.Like a good Boy Scout or Girl Scout, an insect scout must be prepared and armed with the proper tools like a notebook, sticky tape, a magnifying lens and tweezers. Inspect your landscape and record insect-damaged plants in your notebook and use the lens to inspect more closely. Inventory the insects you see. To check for scale insects, Kris Braman, an entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, offers this tip. Place a piece of sticky tape on the plant, remove and look for hatching crawlers.“The crawlers are the only mobile stage of these otherwise sessile pests. If you find crawlers on the sticky tape, it’s time to control the scale infestation,” she said.If you see a bug that you know has been munching on your plants, you can just pull it off and get rid of it. Or, you can just live with a little damage.“Insect pests can damage plants, but if only 10 percent of the plant is affected, you need to learn to live with a little imperfection,” she said.If the number of insects and damage is too much, a pesticide may need to be used, she said. For help selecting the right one, call the local UGA Cooperative Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Legal Roundup:

first_img Legal Roundup: PBCTL Works With NSU: The Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association has established a law student mentoring and clerkship program in cooperation with the law students of Nova Southeastern University. The program, offered to first, second, and third year law students, is designed to assist students seeking clerkships as well as for attorneys desiring to serve as mentors to law students. “The program enables our attorney members to help ease the transition for students from law school to the practice of law. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that we were law students and clerkships do ease the transition into the practice of law,” said David C. Prather, president of the PBCTL. submitting their resumes to the association, law students can be paired with attorneys seeking law clerks or the opportunity to act as mentors to students. Carlton Fields Launches Diversity Program: Carlton Fields has created a diversity fellowship program designed to provide one Stetson University College of Law student each semester with access to large firm practice. The student’s work is split between pro bono clients and other clients of the firm. Third-year student Gregory Redmon was the first recipient of the Carlton Fields Diversity Fellowship Program and worked approximately 200 hours during the spring semester with Carlton Fields and received a $5,000 stipend. The program is intended for students, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status, “who have faced life challenges” and are interested in serving as a fellow with the firm. Students were asked to demonstrate, in the form of a 500-word essay, that they have experienced socioeconomic or cultural barriers during their pursuit of a legal education. Firm Pays Team’s Insurance: Rosenthal & Levy has underwritten the $50 insurance payments for the Pahokee High School varsity football team. The fee instituted by the School District of Palm Beach County has been labeled “pay for play.” Before participating in any varsity athletic program, each student is responsible for a $50 insurance payment. The money is intended to offset the school district’s insurance costs. This is the second consecutive year the firm has covered the insurance payment for players at school. In addition to sponsoring the insurance payments, at the end of last season Rosenthal & Levy kicked off a drive to supply the football team with state championship commemorative jackets. Fishing With Kids in Mind: The Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association recently held its annual fishing tournament, with proceeds benefiting the West Palm Beach Fishing Foundation’s Kid’s Fishing Day Program for underprivileged kids. “Tom Twyford and the foundation has developed a very worthwhile program enabling nearly 500 underprivileged kids to spend the day fishing and learning about the ocean. Our contribution helps them purchase rods and reels for the children,” said Rafael Roca, the tournament’s chair. FAWL Recognizes Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields recently received the “Friend of FAWL” award from the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Edith G. Osman and Kristy M. Johnson accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the group’s recent installation luncheon. Osman is a past president of The Florida Bar and statewide past-president of FAWL. Johnson was recently appointed a director for the third consecutive year on the Miami-Dade chapter of FAWL. Tax Amnesty Underway: More than 11,000 taxpayers with a Florida address owe delinquent taxes amounting to over $21 million to Indiana. The Indiana Department of Revenue, however, is now offering a limited-time opportunity for individuals and businesses to pay and file past-due listed taxes free of penalty, interest, and collection fees and without fear of criminal or civil prosecution. The tax amnesty program runs from September 15 through November 15. For more information about the program visit www.in.gov/dor/amnesty. Legal Roundup: September 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Share stories of giving back to support Reality Fairs

first_imgCredit unions give back in countless ways to increase the financial well-being of their communities. It’s ingrained in the foundation and philosophy of credit unions as well as the cooperative principle of “concern for community.” We recently facilitated a Twitter chat around credit unions charitable and holiday giving back efforts, which you can see highlights of here.Now you can make an even bigger difference…easily. Just by sharing a picture of your efforts on social media, you can help support Reality Fairs! There is a new campaign this month from our friends at CUNA Mutual Group to share you and/or your credit union’s giving back efforts via social media. For every picture or video of you giving back that is tweeted or posted via Instagram including @CUNAMutualGroup and #CUGiveBack or posted to their Facebook page with the hashtag #CUGiveBack, they’ll donate $5 (up to a maximum of $10,000) to us at the National Credit Union Foundation. Learn more about the campaign here. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

New disinfecting sprayers to help Susquehanna County EMS workers

first_imgEMS workers have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Constantly coming into contact with potential COVID patients, the battle against the virus often happens right inside the ambulance. “We want to make sure they go home the same way they went out on the calls. They’re not infecting their families, they’re not getting it on themselves, it’s just one more step in keeping them safe,” said Schwartz. “We don’t want to pass it along to any one of our coworkers or bring it home to our families,” said Dan Totten, an EMT with the Montrose Minute Men. “We’re taking extra precautions, making sure at the beginning of our shift, the end of our shift, or even the middle of our shift, disinfecting and making sure everything is nice and clean.” “Once it’s dry, takes about ten minutes for that to take place, they’re good to go, they don’t have to do a lot of manual labor anymore,” said Ralph Schwartz, with Susquehanna County Emergency Management Training and Operations. “It’s going to help us at the end of the day, the beginning of our shift, or before going on calls, or if we do transfer a patient that is possible COVID, or is COVID,” said Totten. MONTROSE, P.A. (WBNG) — Susquehanna County Emergency Management officials are ramping up disinfecting protocols with a new tool. The new Electrostatic Handheld Sprayers made by Victory Innovations Co. take a high tech approach to disinfecting. By electrostatically charging disinfecting liquid, the solution will adhere to whatever surface it touches. With every EMS service in Susquehanna County receiving these sprayers, officials hope it will protect both responders and patients from the spread of the virus. The sprayers can hold about two quarts of the non-toxic disinfecting solution. Susquehanna County officials also have another version of the sprayer that comes with a tank that can be worn on an individuals back. Both versions will save time and energy for busy first responders. last_img read more

The public bicycle system came to life in Split. Public bicycle rental is up 200 percent and is used by 1.400 users

first_imgThe price of using a bicycle is 5 kuna every additional half hour for a classic, or 10 kuna for an electric bicycle. The price of the seasonal subscription is 200 kuna, valid for one year and includes an unlimited number of free rides lasting 30 minutes per bike, while for additional rides the same method applies as with the ‘pay as you go’ option in the first case. RELATED NEWS: Great news is coming to us today from Split. Namely, a new trend of transport through the rental of public bicycles has come to life in Split.  “From this short period and pilot project we can conclude that our fellow citizens recognized bicycles as part of the offer in the urban mobility system. We offered them an alternative and they started using it in a short time. It is not realistic to expect Split to become Amsterdam. We do not have such a topography or mentality, but it is a cheaper, fast and environmentally friendly way to move around the city. We are preparing documentation based on which we will set up a significant number of bicycles and stations next year. Of course, Split needs to continue developing bicycle paths and the entire cycling infrastructure, which will make this service even safer, better and more acceptable to a growing number of users. We have a long way to go in changing the habits of dominant use of personal vehicles, getting used to and respecting bicycles in traffic, but we have moved in that direction and the first results are encouraging. Next year will be a significant investment as well as the organizational challenges it brings to our company, ”he said is Marko Bartulić, director of Split parking. The operator of the public bicycle system in Split is Nextbike Croatia, and Split is one of the 20 cities in Croatia that have implemented it.  Currently, eight stations have been set up, and there are 50 bicycles available – 20 electric and 30 classic, but the expansion of the entire system with even more stations and bicycles for public transport is expected soon.   Photo: City of Split To use the public bicycle system, registration is required, which is free, account activation costs 5 kuna and is valid for the entire Nextbike system anywhere in the world, while the specified amount also remains available on the user’s account for all additional rides.  The enthusiasm is even stronger due to the fact that most of the users are residents of the city of Split, which shows that we have recognized the value of using a city bike in our area as a supplement to public transport.  Nextbike, The public bicycle system has been expanding and promoting two-wheeled riding for six years as a sustainable, healthy, affordable and often the fastest form of transport in 20 Croatian cities where it is no longer necessary to own a bicycle. ”In addition to expanding in Split, we plan to open new cities and develop a service so that public bicycles are increasingly used to go to work, college or to move around the city. ” concludes Gustin.  AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTINUES TO GROW, SPLIT AIRPORT BREAKS ALL RECORDScenter_img The public bicycle system should be the standard offer of each of our serious tourist destinations. Of course if we want to deal with the strategic development of tourism and talk about the tourist year. “Successful cooperation with representatives of the City of Split and Split parking resulted in a quality network of nextbike stations and a large number of classic and electric bicycles available 24/7 in the busiest locations in the city. Bicycle sharing among visitors and residents as an idea and possibility was accepted in Split in just a few months. After Zagreb, Split records the largest number of rents, and as the plan is to make bicycles available throughout the year, the same trend is expected during the winter season. ” points out Ante Gustin from Nextnika Croatia.  Photo: Nextbike Croatia In Split, 1.400 users are registered for renting public bicycles, of which 52,6 percent are domestic. The most frequent location was the one on the waterfront, followed by Stari plac, Spinut and Split 3 and Sukoišan, Kampus, Žnjan and next to TC Joker.  Thus, in September, the rental of public bicycles in Split increased by as much as 200 percent. From mid-July to the end of September, a total of 2886 leases were realized, of which 60,9 percent were domestic users. More than half of the leases, 1865 of them, were realized only in September, which recorded three times or 200% more leases than in August, according to Split parking data.  By the end of October, if everything goes according to plan, a new contingent of 32 bicycles (20 classic and 12 electric) should arrive in Split, as well as four new stations worth around 700 thousand kuna, financed by Split parking, Bartulić points out, adding that next year plans to set up several dozen new terminals to meet the set goal of each district having at least one station and making bicycles easily accessible to all. By the way, this year Split has the nine best months in tourist traffic ever in which it was visited by 837.125 thousand guests with almost 2,5 million tourist nights. This is the result of which Split surpassed last year’s best tourist year by as much as 8 percent in the number of guest visits, and the number of their overnight stays is 9 percent higher than last year. After the City of Split, in cooperation with the utility company Split parking, put into operation the public bicycle system a little more than two months ago, the results on its use indicate that this form of transport has room for further development.  The company System of Public Bicycles has been proud of the last open system in Croatia for several months now, in which the number of users is growing from month to month. Now that the first concrete figures have been presented in Nextbike Croatia, they also have concrete confirmation that Split has embraced the system of public bicycles. last_img read more

Freeport tops the league in dire share year

first_imgFreeport Leisure was the best-performing property share in 1998 for the second successive year, achieving extraordinary growth in what proved to be a ghastly period for the sector.The factory outlet developer’s shares followed a 149% increase in 1997 by rising 63% to 371.5p last year, easily winning Property Week’s share performance league.Fund managers continued to buy Freeport’s shares in expectation of big net asset value growth from future developments, evidenced by the 58% increase in NAV the company achieved in the year to June 1998. Freeport has the added advantage of being the only quoted factory outlet specialist.The second best share was all-Ireland company Dunloe Ewart, the product of the merger between Dublin-based Dunloe and Belfast-based Ewart. Delancey, which saw a £100m capital injection from George Soros and his associates plus the appointment of james ritblat as managing director, came in at number three. Jermyn, which had been in the lead at the half-year stage, was in fourth place, followed by NHP (formerly Nursing Home Properties), which moved up from the AIM to the main market in August. The two specialist managed Workspace companies, Workspace and Birkby, both had good years, with their shares rising 18% and 15% respectively.But overall it was a dismal year for the property sector. The average property share, as measured by the FT property index, dropped by 22% after rising 21% in 1997. Only eight of the 71 companies that started the year with a market capitalisation of more than £25m outperformed the FT All-Share Index, and just 10 saw their shares rise. The property sector was 47th out of the 52 FT sectors, the telecommunications sector topping the list.None of the seven majors sparkled. Capital Shopping Centres fared best, with its shares only dropping 18%. The worst performer was British Land, which fell 34%, thus disappearing from the important FTSE100 Index of the UK’s 100 largest companies. Other majors, however, such as MEPC, British Land and Hammerson, had sharp falls in December when liquidity was relatively low.The worst-performing shares were generally in sectors that the City believes face tough times – the City of London, secondary retail, London residential and trading.Hemingway, where chief executive Michael Goldhill and finance director Andrew Brown earned £1.84m each in 1997, brought up the rear.last_img read more

Traders of the lost art

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‘Drunken’ man found dead

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was found dead in BarangayTaloc, Bago City, Negros Occidental. Police identified him as 67-year- old RamonHernaiz, a resident of the village. Hernaiz’s lifeless body was discoveredon a drainage canal around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, a police report showed. Hesustained injuries on the head, it added. Officersof the Bago City police station have yet to rule outfoul play in the incident./PN According topolice investigators, the victim – who was reportedly drunk – was last seenriding on a bike going home after having a drinking spree with his friends.last_img read more