New rectors start tenure in dorms

first_imgDrawn to the University by its community life and spirituality, five new rectors will join Notre Dame this year: Brogan Ryan of Keough Hall, Liz Palmer of Ryan Hall, Angie Hollar of Breen-Phillips Hall, Emily Orsini of Pasquerilla West Hall and Jo Cecilio of Cavanaugh Hall.Ryan, who will profess final vows with the Congregation of the Holy Cross and become a deacon later in August, said he was drawn to becoming a rector because of his experiences in the residence hall as an undergraduate.“When I was at Notre Dame, the residence halls were a pretty central part of my experience,” he said.As an AR in Keough last year, Ryan said he enjoyed getting to know the Keough community.“For me, community in the residence halls is really about the people that live in them and not the buildings or even the traditions” he said. “ … It’s really about the guys.”Palmer, who graduated from Saint Mary’s in 2013, has most recently served as the hall director of Holy Cross and Opus Halls at the College. Palmer said she was drawn to the mission and spirituality of the University.“It has guided my own faith and spiritual life,” she said. “I’ve specifically gotten to encounter the Sisters of the Holy Cross often and to understand my own and life and understand what mission I want to serve. I want to understand more fully the whole story, so coming here, I’m excited to get to know more about the priests and the vision they live.”Palmer is also excited Ryan Hall lives up to ADA standards and that “students who don’t have disabilities can become aware of [students’ disabilities] by living in [Ryan].”A graduate of Saint Mary’s with a background in teaching, Hollar said she was interested in talking to students about how they make decisions and what goes on in their lives.“I noticed when I was teaching that I was much more interested in being with the students on their paths to personal development than really what my curriculum allowed for,” she said.Hollar, a native of Mishawaka, said she was also interested in returning to the South Bend area after spending time away.Orsini comes to Notre Dame after getting her graduate degree from the University of Toledo. While at Toledo, Orsini worked with the Office of Student Advocacy and Support and the Office of New Student Orientation. Given her previous experience working with students, Orsini said she is excited to explore the communities Notre Dame has to offer.“I’m looking most forward to working with the students, just getting to know them and the culture of [Pasquerilla West] … and just becoming part of the [Pasquerilla West] community and the University of Notre Dame community,” she said.Cecilio is joining Cavanaugh after serving as the retreat director and Holy Cross educator at Notre Dame High School in California. She said in an email that the sleep schedule is the part of being rector that she is most nervous for, but she is excited to work with the residents of Cavanaugh.“I decided to make the move from [Los Angeles] because I really feel God is calling me to share life with the women of Cavanaugh,” she said. “ … I cannot wait to share life with these women.”Tags: Breen-Phillips Hall, Cavanaugh Hall, dorm life, dorms, Keough Hall, new rectors, Pasquerilla West, rector, Ryan Halllast_img read more

Anne Hathaway & Barbra Streisand May Join The Drowsy Chaperone

first_img Featuring a Tony-winning score by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the show within a show tells the story of an agoraphobic Broadway fanatic who listens to the cast album for the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. As the recording plays, the characters magically appear in his apartment. The Drowsy Chaperone opened at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre on May 1, 2006, and ran for 674 performances. The production garnered 13 Tony nominations and won four awards, including a Best Featured Actress in a Musical win for Beth Leavel. The Broadway cast also included Sutton Foster, Danny Burstein and Jennifer Smith. Star Files “We’ve got Geoffrey Rush in it, and Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway interested, and possibly Barbra Streisand,” Schepisi told The Boston Globe. “We’ll see.” These latest rumors are just increasing our excitement about the prospect of a movie adaptation of The Drowsy Chaperone. First we heard that Tony and Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush was on board, then that Tony winner Hugh Jackman was “very interested in it,” and now director Fred Schepisi has revealed that both Les Miz Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and EGOT-er Barbra Streisand could be joining the Aussie actors.center_img View Comments Hugh Jackmanlast_img read more

Section IV postpones indoor track and field season

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — After Section IV postponed the indoor track and field season, Johnson City High School is hoping to have some type of season in place. Section IV’s statement listed the Department of Health’s limitations on large gatherings, and a lack of available indoor facilities as reasons for the postponement. “These are kids that haven’t had a sport to do since, you know the end of February beginning of March, and it’s rough on them,” he said. “We’re kind of hoping that some things will go in our favor.” “If we can break our meets down like we have in the past, where we have just five, or six or seven schools per meet, you know and just have a limited number of entries per event then that decreases the number of people in the building,” said Putman. “The initial hope was that we’d start November 30 like we normally would, have our month of preseason preparation for competition, and then once the first of the year rolled around we’d be able to compete and do our normal thing, which would have been ideal for us,” said Putman. Putman said the biggest hurdle is finding places to compete. Putman said there haven’t been discussions among schools or coaches yet, but he anticipates there is a way to make a season work. Johnson City track and field coach Eric Putman said he was planning on the indoor season beginning along with the rest of winter sports in early January. Despite the postponement, Section IV will allow individual school districts to participate on their own. “Hopefully we can come up with some sort of a schedule if possible, maybe where we do a dual meet scenario with another school, we do a limited number of events,” he said. “We do a lot of our competitions at colleges and with schools in the SUNYAC and possibly the ECAC conference canceling their sports, they’ve closed their facilities down,” he said. “Without hearing back from those schools, we’re kind of up in the air as to where we can do our competition.” Now, it’s up to each school district to map out a schedule on their own, if they choose to participate. Putman said he isn’t sure when a plan will be put in place, but the main goal is bringing competition back to athletes. last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Dec. 29

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWise, safe for Jews to keep low profilePerhaps the Dec. 21 column (“Jews need the light of Hanukkah even more this year“) regarding the recent revival of anti-Semitism may have a similar effect on the role of excessive media attention, which many believe increases terrorist attacks and gun violence.Attacks on minorities have been, at least, a thousand-year problem.My father, a first generation American Orthodox Jew by birth, told me after the Holocaust of World War II that judging from history, anti-Semitism would be around for a long time.Most all minorities have endured such treatment in the past, and there is no one single answer why.My wise father said that Jewish Americans are fortunate that our ancestors came to America, and we should always be proud of our heritage, extra good, assimilate well, be kind to our neighbors, complain little and maintain a low profile.As I said, he was kind, wise and intelligent.Merely consider the Holocaust Memorial issue the past year-and-a-half in Niskayuna and the fierce contention it produced. Or the problems raised for Israel by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Yes, let us Jews think that “low profile” is wise indeed.Anti-Semitism requires little to keep itself remembered. And yes, I am proud to display my Hanukkah bush with its blue and white lights, which is friendly and low-profile, without contention or elitism.Lyle W. BarlynSchenectady Trump is a threat to the future of AmericaTo any sane person who has not swallowed any of his 14,000 lies, President Trump is guilty of jeopardizing our national security (and the lives of thousands of our Ukrainian allies) by abusing his power to withhold crucial aid in order to further his own personal political ambition, and then further abusing that power by preventing those who know the truth from revealing it to us.But the Republican senators who continue to support him by refusing to find him guilty are committing a crime as well and for the same reason: violating their oaths of office (and the Constitution) in order to protect their jobs.Trump once actually tweeted that he had the absolute power to pardon himself. He actually believes he is above all law. These are the words of a despot.Washington correspondent Jim Acosta, in his book, “The Enemy of the People,” wrote, “American democracy is only as strong as the people willing to hold it accountable.” Obviously, the fawning sycophant Republicans in the Senate are not so willing.The Republican Party has become a cult with lock-stepping Trump followers believing anything he says and Republican Congress members like Elise Stefanik bowing before him for fear of incurring his wrath.This president is the greatest threat to American democracy since the Civil War.Richard W. Lewis, Jr.GlenvillePhotos of teenagers vaping encourage itThis letter is directed to the “powers that be” in TV media regarding segments trying to discourage the use of tobacco and vaping among teenagers. They show closeups of teenagers dramatically exhaling smoke; giving the impression that it’s a cool thing to do. Instead of discouraging smoking, they give the impression that it is OK.The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is certainly appropriate in these segments.Harvey S. HaynerHalfmoonOverwhelmed by students’ tributeI was truly overwhelmed by the beautiful, heart-warming tribute (Grateful for teacher’s dedication and love, Dec. 25) submitted by my senior citizen English-as-a-Second-Language students.These students were refugees and were persecuted in the former USSR for the “crime” of being Jewish. They were able to immigrate to the United States following Glasnost and Perestroika between 1989 and 1993.The oldest student is 97 years old. Some have made it a point to schedule their chemo and/or dialysis appointments around our classes to eliminate any conflict.Many live in the Schenectady B’nai B’rith apartment building where the classes are held, while others walk to class from Hillcrest Village with their canes.Teaching these very proud American citizens is a pure joy, and I consider it a real honor and privilege to educate and serve them.Barbara DworkinSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Custodian of funds?: Police investigate janitor’s bank account in AGO fire case

first_imgThe National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) is examining a bank account owned by a janitor working at the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in its investigation of a fire that destroyed the office’s main building in South Jakarta on Aug. 22.The bank account had hundreds of millions of rupiah.Bareskrim general crimes director Brig. Gen. Ferdy Sambo said investigators and the janitor had visited the bank on Wednesday to obtain the bank account’s records. “We have visited BRI [Bank Rakyat Indonesia] and Bank Mandiri to ask for a printout of the janitor’s bank account for the past five years,” Ferdy said on Thursday, as quoted by investigators also questioned the janitor on Tuesday and Wednesday as a witness in the fire case.Read also: Graft suspect’s office destroyed in AGO blazeIndonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Arteria Dahlan raised suspicions about the janitor’s bank account during a meeting between House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs and Attorney General ST Burhanuddin. A fire broke out on the sixth floor of the AGO building on Aug. 22 at 6:15 p.m. It lasted for about 10 hours and engulfed the entire structure.Although AGO officials said vital case records were out of harm’s way, some saw the fire as an attack on the prosecutors who were leading investigations into some of the nation’s largest graft cases.On Sept. 17, Bareskrim concluded that the fire was caused by an open flame rather than an electrical short circuit, leading investigators to conclude that there may have been criminal factors behind the fire.The police have questioned more than 130 witnesses in the investigation, including janitors, office clerks and other AGO employees. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Lucas Torreira’s agent explains how close Arsenal midfielder came to joining AC Milan this summer

first_imgArsenal star Lucas Torreira was firmly on AC Milan’s radar this summer (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira’s agent has revealed there was a ‘possibility’ the midfielder could have joined AC Milan this summer, but admits Arsenal had ‘no intention’ of letting him leave.Back in June, Torreira confessed he was struggling to adapt to London life and preferred his time in Genoa while playing for Sampdoria, fueling speculation of a return to Serie A.Marco Giampaolo, who took over the reins at Milan this summer, subsequently identified Torreira as one of his top targets ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. The pair worked together at Sampdoria and still have a close relationship to this day.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 CityHowever, Milan’s advances for Torreira were swiftly rebuffed, with Arsenal determined to keep hold of the player they signed just 12 months earlier for around £26million.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about Milan’s interest in signing the Uruguayan, his agent Pablo Bentancur told TMW: ‘There was the possibility. Giampaolo is in the heart of Lucas.‘But Arsenal said he had no intention of selling the boy. Lucas is fine, the club are happy with him. This will be the year of consecration. With the Arsenal shirt.‘Milan is Milan, it will always be an important team, even if today it has some economic problems.’ Lucas Torreira’s agent explains how close Arsenal midfielder came to joining AC Milan this summer Advertisement Comment Unai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 win over BurnleyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:01FullscreenUnai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Last month, Torreira distanced himself from speculation of a move to the San Siro, insisting he was happy at Arsenal.‘It’s been a pretty big change for me. Genoa is a much smaller city than London, but every week I feel more comfortable and learn new things about the way of life,’ the Uruguay international told Four Four Two.‘When I arrived, we saw traditional landmarks, trying to get my bearings. Now it feels more like home.‘It was the best option. This is a huge club with massive support across the world.‘The fans and everyone associated with the club have made me feel so welcome. I really feel like a part of the family here.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends message to Daniel James after ‘dive’ against Wolves Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 20 Aug 2019 10:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShareslast_img read more

Southport Queenslander re-built and restored to its original 50s beauty

first_img46 Deakin Ave Southport“I am used to staging, it has made me particular to details,” Mrs Harrison said.“My partner and I referred to the house as an asbestos palace when we found it.“The exterior, interior and roof were full of it. It was a huge challenge.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We had to rebuild most of the house and restore it back to its authentic style.” The 63-year-old said she took out all 30 windows and replaced the glass as well as pulling up all the old floorboards. 46 Deakin Ave SouthportThe quaint three bedroom home has a claw-foot bathtub, glass French doors and imported Spanish floor tiles. Soft grey walls in the kitchen combine with shades of black finishes. A veranda flows to the pool while lavender blooms in the gardens with a pathway shaded by Frangipani trees.46 Deakin Avenue Southport 3 2 2 Price: $829,000Features: Swimming pool, French doors and 40mm stone bench topsArea: 519sq mAgent: John and Nicole Mayer, Ray White Mermaid BeachInspections: Sunday, 11am-11.30am 46 Deakin Ave SouthportAGE has nothing on this classic 1950s-built Queenslander, which setting a style statement for Southport properties. Sitting pretty in the fashionable locale of Chirn Park, 46 Deakin St has had a makeover.Homeowners Sue Harrison and Johan Louw who moved from Mornington Peninsula, describe it as a work of art. 46 Deakin Ave Southport“What was a sad property is now this charming place,” she said. “The front door is the only part I really kept but I have added the imported Italian door handles as a special touch.“The builders absolutely hated working with hardwood but we were really drawn to the Queenslander-style and wanted to bring it back to life.” 46 Deakin Ave Southport“We lived on the Gold Coast 20 years ago but when we came back from Victoria we saw that Chrin Park had evolved as a stylish corner of Southport,” Mrs Harrison said.“It was a place that really fit our personality.” The couple who worked in entertainment, on productions like Disney On Ice, said the property was their 20th renovation project. last_img read more

Cuban authorities detain opposition activists

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 7 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Cuban authorities detain opposition activists by: – September 16, 2011center_img Share Share Mr Farinas has staged several hunger strikes to win the release of jailed dissidentsThe Cuban authorities detained more than 30 dissidents overnight to stop them organising a demonstration, a human rights group has said. Among those held was the prominent opposition activist, Guillermo Farinas, who has since been released. The detentions happened in and around the central city of Santa Clara. Opposition groups says the communist authorities have stepped up their harassment of dissidents in recent months. The Cuban government has accused opposition activists of trying to cause disorder to justify aggression by the US. Mr Farinas said he and others had been planning to hold a march in Santa Clara to demand “the end of the crackdown against opposition activists and the liberation of all political prisoners”.At least seven other dissidents detained at the same time have also been freed and the rest were expected to be released soon, the unofficial Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) said. RepressionShort-term detentions were part of a sustained government campaign of intimidation and harassment of pro-democracy activists, CCDHRN President Elizardo Sanchez told the Associated Press. The authorities were using “minimal political repression; they are simply neutralising initiatives, nothing more,” he said. Following an agreement with the Catholic Church, Cuban President Raul Castro has released dozens of political prisoners over the past year, with many going into exile in Spain.But earlier this month the Church said harassment and intimidation of opposition activists by government supporters had continued. Cuban authorities generally refer to dissidents as mercenaries paid by the US to destabilise the communist system.BBC Newslast_img read more

Frye offers Halloween safety tips

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Miniature witches, goblins, ghosts and more will be descending upon our community in the coming week, and it is important we keep them safe. There are several tips and tricks that the Indiana State Police has provided to help ensure everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.Take precautions and keep safety in mind when picking out or creating that perfect costume for your trick-or-treater. To prevent scrapes and bruises, make sure costumes are not too big or too long, and avoid masks if possible. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision and make it difficult for them to cross the street or go up and down steps. Instead, try face paint or makeup.Consider using reflective tape or choosing bright colors on costumes to ensure kids are visible at night. Glow sticks and flashlights are also excellent ways to help drivers spot pedestrians.When trick-or-treating, make sure older kids use the buddy system, or if they are young, have an adult accompany them. Never let kids trick-or-treat alone. Before heading out, have a conversation with your child about only stopping at familiar houses with the outside lights on, and remind them to never enter the homes or cars of strangers.Ask your youngsters to hold off on eating their treats. Have them wait until they are home, so candy can be inspected in a well-lit area. If a piece of candy is open, throw it out. Fruits and other unwrapped treats should also be inspected for anything suspicious before eating.Drivers should be breaking for ghouls, princesses and superheroes on Halloween. In residential neighborhoods, slow down and be alert. Avoid distractions and concentrate on the road, and headlights should be turned on earlier in the evening to help spot children. Likewise, make sure children always look both ways before crossing the street and look out for cars. They should always cross the street at corners, use crosswalks and follow traffic signals.While some of these tips may seem obvious, it’s always a good idea to refresh everyone’s memory to help prevent accidents or dangerous situations.Trick-or-treating hours will vary in every town. Greensburg will be hosting trick-or-treaters from 5-8 p.m., and kids can trick-or-treat in Versailles from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween. Rising Sun will have trick-or-treat hours on Halloween from 6-8 p.m.There are also plenty of other activities you can attend on Halloween. Versailles will be hosting a parade and costume contest on the square at 7 p.m., and Rising Sun Main Street is coordinating a parade at 5 p.m. starting at the corner of Main and Walnut streets. The town of Patriot will have a trunk-or-treat from 6-9 p.m. at the intersection of Indiana highways 156 and 250, and Vevay will be putting on their trunk-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. at Riverview Baptist Church.Use these tips and tricks to ensure a spooktacular evening of fun and treats with your family. I hope everyone has a happy Halloween, and I look forward to spending it with our community and seeing all the great costumes.last_img read more

Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel show underway

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Department of Natural Resources will have a strong presence at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Feb. 15-24, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.The show is presented by Renfro Productions and opens at 1 p.m. tomorrow.The DNR’s main location is in Tackle Town, in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. The booth is a convenient one-stop shopping opportunity for licenses, state park passes, lake-use permits, Outdoor Indiana magazine, and a State Parks GO! (Get Outside) promotion.For $79, the State Parks GO! Pack includes an Annual Entrance Pass to Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs, state forest recreation areas, and Interlake and Redbird state riding areas; the choice of a $40 DNR camping gift card or $40 State Park Inns gift card; and a backpack. Sold separately, the items have a $98 value. Hoosiers age 65 and older can purchase the same package for $59. Free copies of the DNR’s 2019 Fishing Regulation Guide, 2019 Recreation Guide, and other publications will be available.State Parks and Inns will have a separate informational booth in the Travel and Tourism area of the show.Division of Fish & Wildlife biologists will be on hand throughout the show to share program information and resources, as well as answer your fish and wildlife questions.State Park interpretive naturalists will be present with live birds of from Hardy Lake’s Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center on Feb. 16 and 25, and with a variety of snakes from O’Bannon Woods State Park on Feb. 17 and 24, both from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.Members of the Indiana Conservation Officers K-9 team will be present Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to interact with the officers and their K-9 partners. All times are subject to change.last_img read more