Senior Week co-chairs discuss end-of-year events

first_imgSenior Week 2018 will feature a few new events while maintaining its focus on giving seniors a final week to have fun and say goodbye to Notre Dame.Seniors Anna Schierl and Molly Robinson, this year’s co-chairs of Senior Week, are the first chairs the Senior Class Council has chosen outside of student government, Robinson said. However, she does not think the process of planning Senior Week has changed very much. The two still included familiar events like the Chicago Cubs game and the class trip to the Grotto during Senior Week this year.The chairs also decided to add a graduation cap decorating event Saturday and a class bonfire Thursday, Schierl said.“The vision [was], finish the [Grotto trip] and then walk up the road and the fire will be started,” she said. “You can go and spend a little bit more time with your friends.”Other events included bowling, trivia, a class picnic and Domerfest 2.0.Of the events, Robinson said the Commencement Ball required the most planning.“There’s a lot of working gears in terms of tickets and guest tickets, what colors of linen and all that kind of thing,” she said.Schierl recalled attending the Commencement Ball last year as a junior volunteer and said the dance was one of her favorite events.“It’s so well-timed in the week,” Schierl said of the Wednesday evening event. “It feels so important, but it’s still lighthearted. Everyone gets to dress up … but also still be whimsical and collegiate.”Schierl and Robinson said they also both looked forward to the Grotto trip, which they anticipated being a very emotional event.Though the co-chairs helped plan Senior Week throughout the year, once the week started, they had the chance to participate in all the events alongside their classmates, Schierl said.“[The co-chairs] hand off all of the duties to a group of junior volunteers, and they do all the manual labor for the week,” she said. “We are just free to have everything the way we want it and then just attend.”Senior Week is an important end to students’ time at Notre Dame, Schierl said. However, she added, it is not necessarily supposed to rekindle trivial friendships.“The vision is not [to] run around and reconnect with everyone you’ve ever met at Notre Dame,” Schierl said. “That random person in your sophomore class that you’ve never talked to again, that’s not the point of Senior Week.”Instead, Senior Week should be about celebrating seniors’ close friendships, Schierl said.“The point of Senior Week is to spend some time with the people that you love,” she said. “Before you’re scattered to the ends of the Earth, have a little bit of time to just be together and be in this space that we all love so much.”Robinson also said Senior Week focuses on the people who have impacted your time at the University.“A lot of the Notre Dame experience is heavily dependent on who you know and your friends and the people that got you through it,” Robinson said. “Senior Week is about celebrating that and being able to reflect and go into graduation with a little spirit of celebration.”Tags: 2018 Commencement, Commencement 2018, friendship, senior class council, Senior Weeklast_img read more

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Centennial Highlights.

first_imgIn January, President George W. Bush will sign a proclamation. The U.S. secretaries of agriculture (Ann Veneman), health and human services (Tommy Thompson) and education (Rod Paige) will also sign. The three Cabinet members are among the 60 million 4-H alumni. The 4-H flag will fly over the USDA. A banner proclaiming the 100 years will hang over the agriculture building in Washington.In February, the National Conversation on Youth Development in the 21st Century will take place in Washington. About 1,600 youths and adults from across the nation will attend this last stage in the conversations, which have gone on nationwide in 2001.In April, a report from the conversations will be presented to President Bush, Cabinet members, the USDA assembly, members of Congress and USDA administration.A virtual National 4-H Hall of Fame will also be opened on the World Wide Web. 4-H Centennial Over the next few months, many national events will help mark the centennial of 4-H.last_img read more

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Q&A: Salmonella

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration advise consumers not to eat peanut products made with peanut butter or peanut paste made at the Peanut Corporation of America facility in Blakely, Ga. More than 1,300 products ranging from cookies and ice cream to trail mix and pet food have been recalled due to a nation-wide salmonella outbreak connected to the facility.Elizabeth Andress, food safety specialist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, offers advice on how to handle the outbreak: What should I do with peanut products in my cabinets? Hold on to unexpired foods not on the recall list until you know more. If you don’t see a product on the recall list you can double check by visiting the company’s Web site or calling customer service. Many companies have disclosure statements on the Web letting consumers know if they have not purchased products from Peanut Corporation of America. If you have some products that don’t show up on the recall list, and manufacturer Web sites don’t reveal where the nuts came from, hang on to them until we learn more. However, if you have a family with children who may grab snacks without asking, you may have to make different choices about whether to keep them in cabinets. Where can I find a list of recalls? Check with the FDA’s information line (888-723-3366) or CDC’s consumer information hotline (800-232-4636) for questions. Or go online for a complete list of all products affected:www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm.What should I do with recalled products?Take products back to the store where you purchased them. Most stores are offering refunds. Some recalled products, like those sold as fundraisers, can’t be returned to stores. You can also contact the manufacturer and request a refund. Unlike a salmonella scare from chicken and eggs, the peanut-related products involved in the recall cannot be heated to kill the bacteria. So, your only real protection is to discard the item in question. Be sure to wash your hands after touching a contaminated product. What is safe? All major brands of peanut butter sold in consumer packages are not affected. But, some in-store, grind-your-own peanut butter supplies may be tainted. If eating out, ask your waiter or chef if certain foods contain peanuts and learn the source of those nuts. If they can’t tell you, you may want to make another choice. The American Peanut Council has a list of safe products on their Web site at peanutsusa.com. According to the list, M&Ms, Reese’s, Snickers, Girl Scout Cookies and Lance crackers are all safe to eat, as well as many other products. Should I check all food labels? Yes. Read product labels for peanut ingredients. Some common foods that contain peanuts and peanut products are baked goods such as cakes, cookies and pie and pastry crusts; breakfast cereals, including granolas; candy, especially chocolates and nougat; chili and pasta sauces; crackers; ethnic cuisines, especially African, Chinese, Thai and Mexican; ice creams and frozen yogurts; trail mix; and seasoning mixes. What is salmonella?Salmonella bacteria live in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals, including birds. Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Foods may also become contaminated by the hands of an infected person who does not wash their hands after using the bathroom. Contaminated foods usually look and smell normal.What are symptoms of salmonella posioning?If you think you’ve gotten sick from eating a contaminated product, contact your doctor. You will usually experience vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours after exposure. This can last about 4 to 7 days without treatment other than fluids to combat dehydration. Infants, elderly individuals and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to suffer severe infections that can spread from intestines into the blood stream and can lead to death.How do I treat salmonella poisoning? Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated. People with severe diarrhea may require rehydration with intravenous fluids. People who have salmonellosis should not prepare food or pour water for others until the diarrhea has cleared up. Are there long-term consequences to a salmonella infection? Persons with diarrhea usually recover completely, although it may be several months before their bowel habits are entirely normal. A small number of people with salmonella develop pain in their joints, irritation of the eyes and painful urination. This is called Reiter’s syndrome. It can last for months or years, and can lead to chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Antibiotic treatment does not make a difference in whether the person develops arthritis.last_img read more

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‘Skeeter’ season

first_img “Keeping vegetation down along walking and hiking trails – either by cutting or by using some sort of herbicide – will really help when the ticks start to pick up later this spring,” Gray said. This is also the time to check your yard for containers that are holding standing water. Old tires and planters provide perfect breeding spots for mosquitos. Homeowners should also fix any window or porch screens. “We’re approaching the season – or the few months at least – when you’re going to want to have your windows open,” Gray said. “So if you’re screens need repair, this would be the time to do that.” Animal owners should prepare by making sure horses are up-to-date on equine encephalitis vaccines and dogs are current on their preventative heartworm medication. This year’s exceptionally warm winter and the early spring temperatures mean Georgians may be dealing with warm weather pests, like ticks and mosquitos, earlier this year. “Because of the early warm weather and the very mild winter, the populations will advance sooner,” said Elmer Gray, a public health entomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But, as we get into the summer that will kind of level out, and the populations will be affected by humidity and other limiting factors … (The weather) will give them a head start.”It’s a myth that very cold winters reduce insect populations and that warm winters lead to more bugs, said Ray Noblet, head of the college’s department of entomology. Not more bugs, earlier bugsBut what warm winter temperatures will do is contribute to the early emergence of insects. “Their population growth may get underway a little sooner but (the warm winter) won’t have a major impact on the insect population as a whole,” Noblet said. Georgia entomologists have already seen mosquitos emerging in some parts of the state, and they have also reported a sighting of a Lone Star tick. This arthropod usually doesn’t become prolific until after Easter.Gray, who focuses on studying the public health impact of mosquitos, urges Georgians to start preparing for mosquito season now before they are caught off guard by an early swarm. He recommends homeowners trim overgrown lawns and clear foliage away from walking trails and other areas that families use frequently.Cut grass and dump standing waterlast_img read more

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Long Island Snow Storm Forecast to Snarl Friday Commute

first_img Moderate to heavy snow and wind gusts of up to 35 mph will combine to reduce visibility to a half mile at times, making travel dangerous, according to meteorologists at the Upton office of the National Weather Service (NWS).“Only travel in an emergency,” NWS warned in a winter weather warning that is in effect for Suffolk County from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. “If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”Nassau County is under a winter weather advisory. Less snow is forecast on western LI.The storm is expected to blanket much of the tri-state area and Northeast in snow, although in some areas the storm will start as rain before changing into snow.Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s when the storm hits. Once it passes, the rest of the weekend is forecast as sunny with temperatures in the 40s. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm is forecast to dump between five inches and a foot of snow on parts of Long Island overnight Friday, snarling the morning rush hour commute.last_img read more

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Ashley Cole victim of robbery by masked gang at Surrey home

first_imgAdvertisement Ashley Cole victim of robbery by masked gang at Surrey home Advertisement Comment Cole was unharmed by the attack (Picture:Getty Images)Surrey Police said: ‘Our investigation remains ongoing following an aggravated burglary in Fetcham on 21 January.‘Burglars broke into the property through the rear doors around 9.45pm.‘The suspects searched the property, before escaping with a quantity of jewellery. They were described as wearing camouflage clothing, gloves and balaclavas.‘An investigation is under way and enquiries remain ongoing.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCole brought his playing career to an end at the close of last season after a short stint with Derby County and has taken up a coaching role at Chelsea.The 39-year-old, who won 107 caps for England, is now coaching the Blues’ Under-15 side.MORE: Harry Redknapp urges Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham amid Manchester United transfer linksMORE: Arsenal and Man Utd target Samuel Umtiti favours Chelsea transfer as Barcelona prepare to sell £45m starFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ashley Cole’s home was broken into in January (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole was victim of an attack in his home at the hands of masked robbers, according to reports.The 39-year-old was at his home in Surrey on the evening on 21 January when a gang wearing balaclavas broke into the house and stole high value jewellery.Neither Cole nor the police have confirmed that it was the former England international who was attacked, and it was not reported at the time, but a source told the Sun: ‘It was a terrifying experience.‘The robbers sounded very professional and knew exactly what they were doing.ADVERTISEMENT‘They must have deliberately targeted Ashley and cased the place in advance.’AdvertisementAdvertisementCole escaped from the horrific experience unharmed, but was said to be ‘extremely shaken’. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Apr 2020 5:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

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Feed People First campaign: what you need to know

first_imgWhy don’t businesses simply do the right thing and redistribute it?We know it can be more expensive to redistribute good quality surplus to charities than it is to send it to animal feed or anaerobic digestion. Our campaign directly asks the UK Government to introduce a fund for food businesses to cover the costs incurred in getting food to charities. Join our petition and help #FeedPeopleFirst What difference could this make to UK charities?By doing this, UK charities could be saved £150m, savings which they could reinvest into their services and feed even more people in need. The government has already rejected calls from the Efra select committee on food waste to look at this. What makes you think they’ll reconsider?It’s completely wrong that we have a situation where it’s cheaper to send thousands of tonnes of good edible food to anaerobic digestion plants or to animal feed, when there are millions of people experiencing food insecurity and regularly skipping meals across the UK right now. How could government funding help to address this? How much money would it cost?FareShare is asking the Government to offset the costs of charitable food redistribution which could include re-packing, harvesting, transporting, storage and handling, so that 100,000 tonnes of food could be used for people in need. How much edible surplus food could be out there in the supply chain that isn’t reaching people?Every year at least 270,000 tonnes* of good food is wasted in UK food production. FareShare chief executive Lindsay Boswell talks us through the Feed People First campaign by FareShare and The Grocer:,Tell us about the Feed First campaign. What is it trying to achieve?Feed People First is a campaign by FareShare and The Grocer calling for the public to sign a petition that could help deliver an extra 100,000 tonnes of good surplus food to charities across the country.We have the capacity, we know more charities want us to help them – we just need the Government to help us access the food. But why shouldn’t businesses cover the costs of redistributing food surplus themselves?FareShare understands food businesses wanting to do the right thing incur additional costs for things like transport, storage, harvesting and re-packing.Thanks to many food businesses, FareShare is able to redistribute 5% of the available surplus food in the UK, and with that we help feed half a million people a week – just imagine what we could do with 100,000 tonnes. This is what France already does, and we know we can do it here too.If we achieved this, UK charities could save £150m, savings which they could reinvest into services to support even more vulnerable people. How can I help?Food waste is something that no one wants, especially when there is a simple solution, so we urge everyone to sign the petition and help feed people first.Deadline for the petition is 3 May 2018 – sign here and help spread the message on social media by joining our Thunderclap herelast_img read more

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Brisbane home values inch higher as Sydney prices fall for first time in over a year

first_imgHome values edged 0.2 per cent higher across the country in September, according to CoreLogic. Picture: Mitch Bear.“This slowing in the combined capitals growth trend is heavily influenced by conditions across the Sydney market where capital gains have stalled,” he said.Brisbane home values rose 0.3 per cent in September, 0.5 per cent during the quarter and are up 2.9 per cent on the same time last year. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE House values gained 0.2 per cent during the month, while unit values rose 0.4 per cent but are down 0.6 per cent for the year to date.“Brisbane’s still seeing growth, but it’s pretty sluggish,” CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher told The Courier-Mail. Brisbane home values edge higher as housing markets lose steam, according to CoreLogic. Picture: Darren England.BRISBANE home values edged slightly higher in September amid further signs the nation’s east coast housing markets are losing steam.Dwelling values in Sydney fell for the first time in more than a year last month — dragging the overall growth of capital city markets down with it, according to the latest CoreLogic data.Values edged just 0.2 per cent higher around the country last month and added 0.5 per cent in the September quarter, the slowest rate of quarterly growth since June 2016.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the combined capital city trend growth rate was clearly coming off the boil. CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher. Picture supplied.“The unit market is dragging its overall performance down and will continue to do so. “Interstate migration is picking up, so looking ahead will depend on that. The figures would seem to suggest the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are benefiting more from migration.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe Sunshine Coast was the strongest regional performer in Queensland last month, with dwelling values rising 6.6 per cent.Mr Kusher said Brisbane still had a big affordability advantage over its southern rivals. “If we continue to see job growth (in Queensland), we might see more people leave Sydney and Melbourne for Brisbane.” he said. Houses in Hobart, which is currently the best performing market in the country, according to CoreLogic.Mr Kusher said growth in the Tasmanian capital had been driven by a combination of interstate migration and affordability, with a median home price of just $391,618.The latest figures from the CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index come amid a regulatory crackdown on lending to investors and interest-only borrowers in a bid to take some heat out of the markets, which appears to be having an impact.Mr Kusher said the threat of rising interest rates could further slow the national housing market down.“People are heavily indebted and they’ve not had higher interest rates for some time, so even the threat will start to take some of the exuberance out of the market,” he said. The latest figures from CoreLogic show the capital city housing markets are cooling. Picture: AAP/Troy Snook.“If the population growth really ramps up, you can eat into that (unit) oversupply pretty quickly.” It’s a bleaker picture for Sydney, where home values fell 0.1 per cent last month, driven by a 0.3 per cent fall in detached house values, while unit values rose 0.2 per cent.“In Sydney, houses are dragging down the market, not units — it’s the affordability story,” Mr Kusher said. Tenants from hell on the rise Swim star buys on the Goldie Home building boss sells up Melbourne’s housing market was also slowing but not as fast as Sydney.“The rapid rate of population growth is fuelling house demand,” Mr Kusher said.Hobart was the best performing capital city market, with home values rising a solid 1.7 per cent in September to be up 14.3 per cent annually — higher than Melbourne’s 12.1 per cent.last_img read more

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After 16 years of hiding: Frustrated murder suspect nabbed

first_imgJoey Batayen, 43, of Barangay Tiglawigan, Cadiz City was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 12:10 p.m. on June 5, police said. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Sagay City police station. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Renato Muñez of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 in Cadiz City dated Feb.11, 2004. BACOLOD City – A frustrated murder suspect, who had been hiding from the police for more than 16 years, was arrested in Barangay Himoga-an Baybay, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. The court recommended a P200,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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Man City ready to swoop for Messi

first_imgFC Barcelona skipper, Lionel Messi, has once again been linked with a Camp Nou exit Manchester City are ready to pay whatever it takes to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona, claims the Mirror. The 32-year-old may be ready to farewell Camp Nou after seeing his side crushed 8-2 by Bayern Munich on Friday night, with City adamant they are in pole position to land Messi should he decide to move on.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet read also:Mueller breaks UCL record, beats Lewandowski, Messi to MVP award Messi’s current buy-out clause is a mammoth £635 million (€701m/$831m) but Barcelona’s poor financial state could reportedly see them settle for much less. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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