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26
Jan
2021

College students share thoughts on new football regulations

first_imgAfter waiting for months to hear if and when schools will return to normal, some tri-campus students are ready to take the stands at the long-standing tradition of Notre Dame football games. Football games have been a popular event for many students and alumni alike, but with many new regulations for the pandemic, some Saint Mary’s students said they have had to make a major decision. The stadium is only allowing a 20% capacity for students and with this, there are certain rules they must abide: no tailgating, students can only be seated together if they are a part of a household unit, households are seated 6 feet away from everyone else, masks are required and more. Students who buy tickets but cannot attend games due to cancellation or being moved off campus will be refunded, the email said.Tickets this year cost $250 and do not include the Syracuse game on Dec. 5, since it is being played after the semester has concluded. With so much change and uncertainty for what the semester still holds, many students said they were hesitant in their purchasing decision. Ashley Lurquin, a sophomore, decided to opt-out of buying tickets this year.“I just didn’t think it would be worth spending that much money for five games that I can’t really see my friends at,” she said. “It would feel more like attendance than an actual football game, if that makes sense. If I can’t really sit with all my friends tailgating or even in the game, I just don’t see the point.” Luruqin intends to watch the games on her personal TV with her close friends this season.For others, like sophomore Sophia Fleming, their love for the team is what’s ultimately lead buying season tickets. Fleming said the fun outweighs the regulations. “I want to have fun and experience the tradition,” she said. ”The prices weren’t bad, and I would pay for the tickets no matter the price. … I wish there weren’t regulations, but I want to go to games and I would do whatever it takes to be able to go.” Despite buying tickets or not, students said they understand the need for these regulations and feel they can’t be ignored. Senior Kelsey Mayti said the regulations make the tickets not worth the money.  “I always knew deep down that it wouldn’t go completely back to normal, but I just can’t imagine myself going with all these rules in place,” she said. “I think being off-campus or even going home to watch games with friends and family freely would just be more relaxed than what they want us to do.”For Fleming, the being in the stands, shoulder-to-shoulder screaming and chanting for the Notre Dame football team is an experience that cannot be easily explained or recaptured, despite the circumstances.Tags: COVID-19, fall 2020, Notre Dame football, ticket saleslast_img read more

18
Jan
2021

Broadway Grosses: Misty Copeland Brings Box Office Bump to On the Town

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments A new Miss Turnstiles has crowds turning to On the Town. American Ballet Theatre prima ballerina Misty Copeland began performances as Ivy Smith in the Broadway revival on August 25, and in her first week at the Lyric Theatre, the show rose to 79.7% capacity in the colossal Lyric Theatre and grossed $914,434—more than $500,000 more than the previous week. These numbers will allow the dance tuner to end on a high note; the production is set to close on September 6. Elsewhere, most shows took a light dip in revenue, with usual suspects The Lion King, Aladdin, Hamilton, Wicked and The Book of Mormon securing the top five spots by gross. Meanwhile, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is approaching its third fall season at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and its numbers may need to climb to stay put. The musical celebrated its 2014 Tony win with a sizable box office boost, but has taken in around 50% of its potential in recent weeks.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 30:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,835,217)2. Aladdin ($1,582,804)3. Hamilton ($1,548,928)4. Wicked ($1,492,152)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,420,003)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Chicago ($508,839)4. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder ($475,706)3. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($394,709)*2. Amazing Grace ($286,912)1. Hand to God ($245,469)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.72%)2. Hamilton (101.34%)3. Mamma Mia! (99.50%)4. Fun Home (98.97%)5. Aladdin (97.62%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Phantom of the Opera (72.24%)4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (72.17%)*3. Jersey Boys (61.09%)2. Hand to God (58.65%)1. Amazing Grace (51.99%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League On the Townlast_img read more

01
Jan
2021

Vermont bankruptcies soar in first quarter

first_imgThough some have called the 2008 economic situation bad enough to make it a historical pivot point for the world, 2009 is shaping up to be worse for Vermont, judging by the bankruptcy filings at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Rutland.  In 2008, there were a total of 48 business bankruptcies and 1,218 consumer bankruptcies.  If filings continue apace in 2009, business and consumer bankruptcies will total at 95 and 1,870, respectively. The bankruptcy filings for 2009 to date suggest that the national economic tsunami has reached levels high enough to have a strong effect on the Green Mountain State.The court regularly calculates and posts totals for business and consumer bankruptcies, in Chapters 7 (Iiquidation of most debts and assets except for exempt items), Chapter 13 (like Chapter 7 but involving more voluntary payment of debts), Chapter 11 (reorganization, almost always for businesses but occasionally for an individual) and Chapter 12 (farms). The following calculations are based on the year-end figures for 2008 and the numbers through April 10, 2009, since postings come each Friday at the end of the work week.In 2008, there were a total of 48 business bankruptcies (32 Chapter 7; 11 Chapter 13; 1 Chapter 11; and 4 Chapter 12. If the filings through April 10 were to continue at the same pace through 2009, there would be 95 business filings almost exactly double the 2008 total.Consumer filings were up as well through April 10, but at a somewhat slower rate than shown in 2008. That year saw a relatively high figure for consumer flings 1,218 compared with 812 in 2007 (64 business) and 590 in 2006 (33 business).But if filings were to continue apace in 2009, there would be 1,870 consumer bankruptcies. The grand total would fall short of the 2,000 mark, but not by much: 1,965 for 2009 versus 1,256 for 2008, 876 for 2007 and 623 for 2006.Based on the numbers collected by Vermont Business Magazine, the more recent business filings have tended to involve higher levels of assets and indebtedness, though the court does not calculate figures for these. Possibly this indicates that previously sound enterprises are being pulled under by national forces.One truism regarding the Vermont economy is that events occurring elsewhere have a delayed impact here. The bankruptcy filings for 2009 to date suggest that the national economic tsunami has reached levels high enough to have a strong effect on the Green Mountain State. By Ed Barna, Vermont Business Magazinelast_img read more

18
Dec
2020

Long Island Posts Strong Job Gains in November

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island posted strong employment numbers in November while also capturing its 42nd consecutive month of positive jobs gains, according to New York State employment data released Thursday.The number of private sector jobs on the Island last month came in at 31,900, a 3 percent gain compared to the same time last year, exceeding the overall employment growth of the nation (2.1 percent) and the state (1.9 percent).The state labor department’s report said LI received a boost from contractors who were forced to stall projects last year following the devastation from Superstorm Sandy. Employment at those same contractors increased by 14.7 percent.The biggest gains were seen in professional and business services and education and health services, with both industries adding 10,000 new employees.The Island also added thousands of new jobs in natural resources, mining, and construction, leisure and hospitality, trade, transportation and utilities, the state said.Local retailers contributed by hiring 5,100 employees between October and November for the holiday shopping season.The state reported job losses in manufacturing, financial activities and information. There were also 200 fewer government jobs compared to last year.The region was second to only New York City in job growth.Unemployment data is due out next week.last_img read more

18
Dec
2020

Dear Frank Underwood, FU.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Lissa HarrisFor those readers that don’t have the time or energy to binge-watch all 13 episodes of Season 3 of House of Cards, this is for you. (For those who intend to watch Netflix’s Emmy-winning political thriller, beware of mini spoilers.)Frank Underwood—who I will affectionately refer to henceforth as FU—I’ve missed you, sir! As I watched the opening credits I thought back to all your misdeeds—the lies, the manipulation, the murders—and wondered: How could you possibly get any more vile?That was before you made the short trek across the well-manicured lawns of the cemetery housing your father’s remains, and watched in disbelief as you relieved yourself on his grave, while the American public thought you were “paying your respects.” And all the while explaining to us, the audience, why it’s okay that you’re behaving like a five-year-old child. (Apparently, the elder Underwood was weak—an unforgivable offense in his power-hungry son’s eyes).What’s the point, FU? There’s always a point, a qualification, a spin on what we all know to be right and true in our hearts and minds.I can’t watch Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of Frank Underwood without thinking of his performance as Jim Williams in Clint Eastwood’s 1997 film, Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil.Both are selfish, conniving, and from the south. Both characters will do whatever it takes to get what they want, including murder. And both are capable of making a very, very bad idea appear not that bad at all, as if it’s the only obvious course of action.But unlike Eastwood’s film, which had some kick-ass music and one of the best transgendered actresses of her time delivering perhaps the best line in the movie, “It’s like my mama always said: Two tears in a bucket, motherfuck it.”House of Cards lacks charm and substance. I can smell a point coming from a mile away. It’s like watching a porky pig cartoon where the little devil pig slides in, whispers some crazy nonsense into the dumb pig’s ear, and then slides away looking smug and satisfied with his superior intellect and powers of persuasion.It’s like that every time. And the poor dumb pig, whether it be President Walker, Edward Meechum, or Doug Stamper, is left to bear the consequences of whatever heinous deed FU or CU (Claire Underwood) has convinced them to carry out.Even when he’s seemingly sincere in making his point, like when he tries to convince Claire that a job as UN Ambassador would require making some tough decisions by possibly killing children in an air strike against a presumed terrorist (how condescending, poor Claire is still being raped), FU is boring and predictable.I’m not falling for it anymore, but apparently everyone else is. Aside from watching Doug Stamper’s beautiful breakdown, both physically and emotionally, this season opener is a bust. FU, FU.last_img read more

18
Dec
2020

EMV chip cards to reach speeds of contactless

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Throughout the ongoing adoption of EMV chip cards in the U.S., consumers and merchants alike have expressed concerns about the speed of this new technology. Although the transaction time for an EMV chip card is roughly 15 seconds, it can feel like an eternity compared to a two-second swipe. Recently, however, MasterCard and Visa have answered consumers’ calls for faster chip card payments.The introduction of Visa’s Quick Chip and MasterCard’s M/Chip Fast promise to bring EMV chip card transactions to the speed of contactless, which take only a couple of seconds. Both of these technologies reduce the current two-step authentication process to a single step, which may cut down long checkout lines.For cardholders, transactions with Quick Chip and M/Chip Fast will entail the following process:Cardholder inserts card into the terminal. If the final transaction amount has not yet been determined, a predetermined amount will be used.The card generates a cryptogram response and transmits it to the terminal. continue reading »last_img read more

17
Oct
2020

Remarks by Governor Wolf at the Launch of “It’s On Us PA”

first_imgRemarks by Governor Wolf at the Launch of “It’s On Us PA” It’s On Us PA,  Remarks,  Videos Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PATRANSCRIPT:I am proud to announce “It’s On Us PA” – the first statewide effort to address the crisis of campus sexual assault.This builds on the White House “It’s On Us” campaign.This initiative has three goals.First, to improve awareness, prevention, reporting and response systems in the commonwealth.Second, to remove or at least reduce barriers that prevent survivors from reporting sexual assault.And third, to demonstrate that we are committed – at all levels – to the task of eradicating this scourge in Pennsylvania.This campaign is very important.We need to treat sexual assault in our schools and colleges as the serious problem it truly is.We need to agree that we’re not going to put up with it any longer.That’s because sexual assault has a corrosive effect on all of us. It clearly affects its survivors. It affects the friends, colleagues and family members of the survivor. It affects us all. And it happens a lot.Sexual violence is unfortunately pervasive in our society. It affects an estimated 1 in 5 college women.Nearly 20% of young women between the ages of 14 and 17 are sexually assaulted — mostly by someone the survivor knows and trusts: a classmate, a supposed friend, a relative, or a family member.And the impact is serious and widespread.First of all, sexual assault – wherever it occurs – clearly imposes a huge burden on the survivors. The individual consequences are clear.Survivors are more likely to experience immediate and long-term health issues like:Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – 94%Depression – 75%And suicidal tendencies – 35-50%Survivors are more likely than their peers to abuse alcohol. They are more likely to drop out of school. They are likely to have a lower GPA in college.All of which leads to an average reduction in lifetime income of over $240,000. That’s a $15.1 billion cost for Pennsylvania over the lives of these survivors in our state. So there are clear costs to the survivors of sexual assault.But, there are also clear costs to those living and studying around them.When someone else is sexually assaulted it reflects – and often reinforces – a number of negative forces.It promotes a culture of unfairness and discrimination. It feeds on the pernicious idea that some people have clearer rights than others. That some are more equal than others.It builds an environment of fear among the community of friends, acquaintances and neighbors who know of the survivor’s ordeal. And this inhibits and restricts freedom of action on the part of that entire community.Sexual assault places a barrier between people who have become concerned about the possibility of sexual assault and those with whom they might otherwise interact freely. It dampens the open exchange of everything from ideas to feelings.Finally, sexual assault reduces the quality of life for us all.Safety is a fundamental civil right and sexual assault is a clear violation of that civil right. When that violation occurs for any member of a community, it violates the right of everyone to a safe society.A society in which sexual assault is a big problem is a society in which the core values we claim to hold dear – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – are little more that empty ideals.We need to end sexual assault.To this end, I have directed my administration to address this problem over the course of the next year.We have great partners in this effort. Over 40 colleges, universities and school districts in Pennsylvania have signed the pledge to join the “It’s On Us” campaign. And the hope is that many more will join this group.We also have a network of 50 rape crisis centers across the state ready and willing to work with our schools, colleges and universities.I am determined to make Pennsylvania a shining example to the rest of the world as to what committed citizens can do to make our world better.It’s truly on all of us to accomplish this.Let’s get to work.###Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf January 29, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

25
Sep
2020

NegOcc, Bacolod residents now required to wear masks in public

first_imgBACOLOD City – Residentsof Negros Occidental and this city are now required to wear face masks whenleaving their homes to work or buy essential goods. “To ensure the success of the imposedcommunity quarantine, the City of Bacolod should utilize all preventivemeasures in reducing virus transformation,” the order further said. In Bacolod City, Leonardia issued EO 27,series of 2020, which states that “it is a scientific fact that mask-wearingcan help decrease transmission rates of Covid-19 along with correct handwashing and strict social distancing.” For purposes of EO 27, face masks includesurgical masks or any reusable device made of cloth or any breathable materialworn over the nose and the mouth that can serve as a protection or barrier froma disease such as Covid-19. The directive stated that reusable face masksare encouraged. It also defined face mask as any fabric, lining or barrier thatcan cover the nose and mouth of the wearer. This includes, but is not limitedto, cloth masks, bandanas, surgical masks, and similar items. Mayor Evelio Leonardia visits on April 2 the volunteers and members of Dagyaw Negrense, led by John Anthony Ledesma, at their packing site in Trinity Christian School in Villa Angela Subdivision, as they show to him the 7,000 food packs that they have finished packing, to be distributed to various barangays in Bacolod. BACOLOD CITY PIOcenter_img Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson of Negros Occidental issued separate executive orders on the mandatoryuse of face masks as preventive measures against coronavirus disease. Section 1 stated that the wearing ofdisposable and/or reusable face masks in public places in the city shall bemandatory while Section 2 encouraged all persons in Bacolod to wear face masksin their residences or places of lodging. (With PNA/PN) “Then Provincial Health Office has recommendedthe use of face masks to be mandatory when going out in public as a diseaseprevention and control measure in limiting the spread of COVID-19,” Lacson saidin his EO. “Violations of this order shall be punishablein accordance with the applicable penalty provided under Section 10 of RepublicAct 11332 (Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases) and other applicablelaws,” the order further stated.last_img read more

24
Sep
2020

Buddy Lee Demaree

first_imgBuddy Lee Demaree of New Point, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.  The son of George Bockover and Zelline Demaree (nee: Lowe) was born on May 18, 1938 in New Point.  On September 12, 1959 he married Mary Rousey at New Point Christian Church.The US Navy Veteran retired from Hill-Rom where he had worked as a sprayer at the plant.  Buddy was an outdoorsman who was always involved in something.  He was an avid coon hunter and always loved to go fishing, especially with his daughter Gayla.   Bowling was another favorite hobby along with playing the guitar.  Buddy loved his church and would play his guitar while he and his wife sang for services many times.    He did a lot of charity work volunteering for the local community including delivering meals for The Bread of Life in Greensburg.  His friends and family say he was a great story teller as well, and always talking about the town of New Point.He is survived by his wife, Mary Demaree; daughter and son-in-law Gayla and Joe McClure of New Point; five grandchildren, Gerald McClure, Tammy Henry, Katlyn Dixon, Brent Schebler and Tori Fricke along with three great grandchildren.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Charles Demaree, Bob Bockover, Jim Bockover and Rolland Bockover; sisters, Ada Mae Baker, Myra Frances Lewis, Bonnie Hacker and Eilene Hacker; and one great granddaughter.Visitation will be Friday, May 4th from 4-7pm with funeral services at 11:00am on Saturday, May 5, 2018 all at New Point Christian Church.  Mark Vice officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rossburg Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by the Batesville VFW #3183, and Batesville American Legion Post #271 and escorted by the Indiana Patriot Guard.Memorials may be given to the New Point Christian Church c/o the funeral home. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

24
Sep
2020

Serie A season to be extended until August 2

first_img In Germany, the Bundesliga is preparing to resume without spectators on May 9, making it the first major European league back in action, but the final go-ahead rests with political leaders. European football’s governing body UEFA on Thursday left the door open for leagues to bring an early end to their seasons and said qualification for the next Champions League should be “based on sporting merit”. Gravina said earlier September and October could be used to complete Serie A. Read Also: Napoli ready to rival Chelsea for Super Eagles forward UEFA did not however provide a detailed calendar for the resumption of competitions. One of the possible scenarios would be for national league and cup competitions to conclude in early August with the latter stages of this season’s Champions League and Europa League to be played later in the month. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Italian football chiefs on Thursday announced that the end of the Serie A season will be pushed back from June 30 to August 2 to finish the season suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo played Inter Milan behind closed doors on March 8 before the Serie A season was halted Federation president Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC would “adopt a resolution in the coming hours to postpone the end of the 2019⁄2020 sports season to August 2”. No sport has been played in Italy since March 9 as the country grapples with the COVID-19 crisis which has killed over 25,000 people. “The world of football is working incessantly and responsibly to find concrete and sustainable solutions to the crisis generated by Covid-19 including those necessary and indispensable to safeguard 2020-21 competitions,” Gravina said. Serie A’s 20 clubs on Tuesday voted unanimously to complete the league season, but the final decision will be down to the Italian government. The federation also hopes clubs can start training again from May 4, the date on which the government plans to start easing the containment measures.center_img Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?These Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more