International and domestic students can celebrate their cultures together during International Education Week (IEW), sponsored by the International Student Services and Activities (ISSA) this week. McKenna Pensak, assistant director of communications and outreach for ISSA, said the nation-wide initiative brings different communities and cultures together. “International Education Week is a national event that is coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to celebrate and promote global exchange between the U.S. and other countries,” Pensak said. ISSA sponsors the week of cultural events annually, Pensak said. “I think this is a great week for all students, faculty and staff to learn about other countries and cultures,” Pensak said. “It’s also a really great way to celebrate the international student community at Notre Dame.” Students learned about formal meal etiquette around the world at the Career Center’s International Student Etiquette Dinner on Monday night to kick off the week. “We [talked] about formal etiquette specifically related to interviews or when you’re on the job, and how you should act in a formal meal situation,” she said. Pensak said she expects the most popular event to be the second annual International Taste of South Bend held Wednesday in the LaFortune Ballroom. “We have eight international restaurants from the community that are providing international cuisine samples,” Pensak said. “It’s totally free and a lot of fun.” Approximately 200 students attended the inaugural event last year, Pensak said. Students from the International Ambassador program, a team of both international and American student leaders, helped organize the dining event. Pensak said the ISSA also sponsors a sale of goods and handicrafts from the fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages every year during IEW. “Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade organization which provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handiwork and telling their stories in North America,” Pensak said. The products will be sold throughout the week in the atrium of Hesburgh Library. Although she is looking forward to attending the Ten Thousand Villages handicraft fair, Lynn McGreevy, a sophomore from Ireland, said the lack of European-themed events is disappointing. “It’s mostly catered to the Latino community and there’s something for Brazilians too, but there isn’t really anything for Europeans,” McGreevy said. “I think it’d be nice if there was, but I also think there’s not enough of us [Europeans] on campus for it to matter too much.” McGreevy said she hopes this week will help domestic students realize that foreign cultures vary greatly from the Notre Dame culture. “Notre Dame has such a strong culture — like everyone knows Notre Dame and its football and the huge religious side,” she said. “But when I came here I didn’t know anything about American football. I didn’t understand tailgating or any of that stuff.” Karina Rattaccioli, a freshman from Nicaragua, agreed that IEW should encourage American students to learn more about the places international students call home. “It should make everyone else aware of who international students are and what their cultures are,” Rattaccioli said. “It’s interesting finding out about all that and seeing the different backgrounds people are coming from.” Last year, Pensak said IEW also began to collect donations for the Refugee Resettlement Program at the St. Joseph Chapter of the American Red Cross. The program needs children’s toys, school supplies and unopened toiletries, Pensak said. “The St. Joe’s chapter became an authorized refugee resettlement agency in 2010,” she said. “They help settle refugees in the South Bend area. We will be collecting donations for them in 105 Main Building and at the International Taste of South Bend.” For a complete list of the times and locations of the IEW events, visit issa.nd.edu
Jere Shea (Photo by Caitlin McNaney/Broadway.com) View Comments Any musical theater fan who knows their Broadway history before, say, Wicked remembers Jere Shea. Ah yes, Jere Shea. That strapping actor who landed a 1994 Tony nomination for creating the role of Giorgio in the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Passion, the hunk of a hero who got Marin Mazzie’s Clara naked in bed……and Donna Murphy’s Fosca to actually look up from her damn books.Sure, the memories (and the gifs) live on. Even better, the original cast recording, the PBS airing and the Tony Awards performance, live on. But after Passion’s too brief run of nine months, Shea hasn’t been seen on Broadway. At all. In fact, on February 21 and 22, Shea will step on his first New York stage in 18 years. And three cheers, musical fans, because he’ll be singing!Now 50, Shea has signed on for Stafford Arima’s staging of the hit 1991 musical The Secret Garden for Manhattan Concert Productions, which features an embarrassment of riches in its cast list alone, including Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables) as Archibald Craven, Sierra Boggess (School of Rock) as Lily, Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) as Mary Lennox, Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) as Neville, Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hanson) as Dickon and grown-up original child star Daisy Eagan as Martha. Shea is playing groundskeeper Ben Weatherstaff, a joyful casting surprise that led us to wonder, where the heck have you been, Jere?“They wanted to bring back either Abe Vigoda or me, but unfortunately he passed away so…,” Shea cracked to Broadway.com. “Actually, it’s been a long time coming for me. Over the years, I’ve kept in touch with some industry folks who were very supportive with the idea of me coming back and now here I am.”Turns out Shea, who also appeared on Broadway as a Sky Masterson understudy in 1992’s Guys and Dolls, traded fame for family in 1998, when he left his role in the Broadway-bound musical High Society and packed up his wife Elaine and two children and settled near relatives in the suburbs of Boston, MA.“The more work and success I got in the business, the less I saw my family,” he remembered. “I wanted to be around my kids. But now they’re 21 years old and I get to go off and focus on what I love to do again.” After various jobs over the past two decades including a run as Deputy Chief of Staff for Massachusetts Governor Paul Bellucci, a fundraising gig for the Worcester Art Museum and freelance coaching for actors and public speakers, Shea is dusting off his headshot and resume and dipping his toes back into performing.The Secret Garden is proving to be a magical re-entry into the Broadway world that he knows and loves. “I’m starstruck,” he said. “I’m working with some of the best actors and singers in New York or anywhere I’ve seen and they’re all in one room. Every 15 minutes, there’s another gooseflesh moment for me! I mean, am I dreaming?”See Shea live at The Secret Garden, performing at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on Sunday, February 21 and Monday, February 22 at 8PM. For tickets and more information, click here. Now let’s enjoy that Tony number again, shall we?
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As credit unions push to raise deposits, they might also find members pushing back to quickly access those funds, regardless of the service channel they’re using.Nusenda Credit Union($2.4B, Albuquerque, NM) has a well-vetted methodology for dealing with funds availability, one that balances risk to the credit union and rewards the member with a consistent user experience.The New Mexico credit union uses what it calls its Funds Availability Matrix, a set of conditions that determine how much and how soon it will make available funds from any deposit.“The matrix was created to move us away from a one-size-fits-all approach, to improve the member experience, and to create operational efficiencies,” says chief risk and administrative officer Tom Hagan.
Jul 21, 2004 (CIDRAP News) President Bush today signed the bill establishing Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion program to speed the development of drugs and vaccines to combat the effects of biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological agents. The 10-year program guarantees that the government will buy promising drugs and vaccines for agents such as smallpox and anthrax, which probably would not be profitable otherwise. It also empowers the government to authorize emergency use of medical measures that have not won normal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Bush first proposed the BioShield program in his state-of-the-union speech in January 2003. The bill signed today passed the Senate unanimously in May and passed the House in a 414-2 vote on Jul 14. “By authorizing unprecedented funding and providing new capabilities, Project BioShield will help America purchase, develop and deploy cutting-edge defenses against catastrophic attack,” Bush stated in a signing ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. “We will rally the great promise of American science and innovation to confront the greatest danger of our time.” Bush also said, “The Department of Health and Human Services has already taken steps to purchase 75 million additional doses of an improved anthrax vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile. Under Project BioShield, HHS is moving forward with plans to acquire a safer, second generation smallpox vaccine, an antidote to botulinum toxin, and better treatments for exposure to chemical and radiological weapons.” HHS is also launching new research programs to develop treatments for victims of biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks, according to Bush’s statement. Under BioShield, HHS is expected to be able to process research grants in about 6 months, compared with 18 to 24 months normally, he said. See also: He added that HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson has ordered the FDA to prepare guidelines and procedures for using its new authority to authorize the emergency use of unapproved drugs and vaccines in case of a biological attack. Jul 16 CIDRAP News story, “House send BioShield bill to Bush” Bush’s statementhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/07/print/20040721-2.html
Joggers ruled the streets early on, before it was the elderly and then children’s turn – all under orders to stay two meters apart under continued social distancing guidelines.”We can breathe,” exulted one elderly resident of Madrid, Maria Jesus, enjoying a walk in the city center.”At home, all you can do is open a window, and you open them every day, but it is not the same as being outdoors.”One of the worst-hit nations, Spain’s death toll climbed by 164 in the previous 24 hours to 25,264, while cases reached 217,466, according to latest health ministry data on Sunday. But the declining pace of deaths and infections has led Spain to start unwinding its stay-at-home order, with children allowed out under supervision from last weekend, and adults given permission to exercise outdoors from Saturday.Wife hidden in car boot Walks and sports are allowed from 6-10 a.m. and 8-11 p.m., while children have the afternoons, and the elderly are given late morning and early evening windows.”This is a great relief to me to get out and run again,” said musician Jordi Jornet, 45, who went jogging along the shore in Gava on Sunday after a run in the mountains the previous evening.Not all were following the rules though: in Logroño, northwestern Spain, police stopped a car driven by a man whose wife was hiding under a blanket in the boot, according to the Interior Ministry. He had said he was taking tools to an allotment.To prevent overcrowding, Barcelona’s city council barred entry to its urban beaches, so thousands converged instead on the beachfront boardwalk.In the capital Madrid, where parks and other large public spaces remain closed, runners and walkers shared narrow pavements and walkways.Government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero described the population’s behavior as “exemplary”.But newspaper ABC said Madrid police broke up 29 groups of teenagers drinking on Saturday night, and Cadena Ser radio cited police sources as saying a record number of arrests were made for breaking confinement rules on Sunday.Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The relaxation of exercise restrictions is one of the first steps in a four-phase plan to reopen Spain by the end of June.From Monday, businesses that operate by appointment, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, will resume limited services.In the next stage, outdoor areas of bars and restaurants can open at 50% occupancy, while groups of up to 10 people will be allowed in public places and in homes. Topics : Spaniards reveled in a second day of freedom on Sunday, heading outside in time-slots for age groups on the first weekend adults were allowed out since one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns was imposed in mid-March.Though Spain’s appalling COVID-19 outbreak has shrouded the nation in mourning for more than 25,000 dead, there was much-needed relief on a sunny spring day as people at last headed back to the streets, hills and sea.Surfer Sigrid Cervera, 44, yelled for joy as she jumped into the waves with her board in Gava, a town on the Mediterranean coast outside Barcelona. “I have not been able to go surfing for ages so I am very excited,” she said.
La Administración Wolf y las fuerzas del orden público locales destacan la importante función que desempeñan la educación y la comprensión en la aplicación de las órdenes relativas a la COVID-19
La Administración Wolf y las fuerzas del orden público locales destacan la importante función que desempeñan la educación y la comprensión en la aplicación de las órdenes relativas a la COVID-19 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español, Press Release, Public Health, Public Safety El Gobernador Tom Wolf visitó la sede de la policía del municipio de Susquehanna para abordar la importante función que desempeñan la educación y la comprensión en la aplicación de las diversas órdenes de mitigación relativas a la COVID-19 en todo el estado.“Tenemos que hacer todo lo posible para mantener a nuestras comunidades seguras y saludables. Esto incluye usar una máscara y seguir las órdenes de mitigación para que nuestras empresas funcionen de manera segura”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Tenemos la capacidad de hacer cumplir estas normas, y vamos a seguir trabajando estrechamente con los organismos estatales y los funcionarios locales para hacer cumplir las órdenes de seguridad pública”.Al Gobernador se unieron representantes de organismos estatales y las fuerzas del orden público locales que participan en el cumplimiento de la orden de mitigación, incluida la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine, el Secretario de Agricultura Russell Redding, el Teniente Coronel de la Policía Estatal de Pennsylvania Scott Price y el Jefe de la Policía del Municipio de Susquehanna Rob Martin.Cada representante se centró en el papel que desempeña su organismo en la educación y en el cumplimiento de las diversas órdenes vigentes para mantener a los residentes de Pennsylvania a salvo y detener la propagación de la COVID-19.“Usar una máscara es muy importante para la protección mutua. Imploro a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania que hagan lo correcto”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Cuando una persona usa una máscara, no solo le está diciendo a esa persona que cruza por la calle que le importa su seguridad, sino que también le está diciendo a la policía y otros socorristas que también le preocupa la seguridad de ellos”.“Los propietarios y el personal de los restaurantes de Pennsylvania nos han hecho envíos para poner alimentos seguros y saludables en nuestras mesas”, dijo Redding. “Todos podemos cuidarlos usando una máscara y siguiendo las medidas respecto de la COVID-19 para mantenerlos seguros y saludables”.“Como algunos de los servidores públicos más visibles del estado, la policía estatal continuará trabajando en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud y los departamentos de policía locales para mantenerse a la vanguardia de las medidas de respuesta a la pandemia de las fuerzas del orden público”, dijo el Teniente Coronel Price. “Agradecemos a la mayoría de los residentes de Pennsylvania que se han esforzado para cumplir con los requisitos de mitigación y por todo el apoyo que nuestros soldados y oficiales de control de bebidas alcohólicas han recibido durante los últimos meses”.El papel de las fuerzas del orden público local es de colaboración con los organismos estatales y los funcionarios locales, y el jefe Martin destacó el trabajo de su departamento para educar a las empresas y a los residentes, y para remitir toda sospecha de infracción a las órdenes del Gobernador y de la Dra. Levine al organismo estatal correspondiente si fuera necesario.“Nuestros ciudadanos en el municipio de Susquehanna han sido inspiradores. En muchas ocasiones se han puesto en contacto con nuestro departamento de policía y nuestro centro gubernamental para solicitar asesoramiento, orientación y nuestra asistencia. Deseamos conocer a nuestros ciudadanos allí donde estén y ser una voz educativa de persuasión amable”, dijo Martin. “Cuando hemos tenido que hacer derivaciones a nuestros socios del estado, hemos recibido cooperación y comprensión. Quiero agradecer al estado por ser un socio valioso, y agradecer al Gobernador Wolf por su discurso siempre civilizado, ya que lo que nuestro país necesita en este momento es civilidad”.El Gobernador también pidió a los funcionarios electos locales y a los dueños de negocios que sigan las indicaciones de las fuerzas del orden locales para proteger a sus comunidades y sus constituyentes.“Hago un llamamiento a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania para que hagan su parte para ayudarnos a acercarnos lo más posible al cumplimiento del 100% del uso de máscaras”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Necesitamos la ayuda de los dueños de empresas para que sus trabajadores usen máscaras. Necesitamos la ayuda de nuestros funcionarios electos locales para que hagan hincapié en la importancia del uso de máscaras para mantener segura a la comunidad”.Según una reciente encuesta de Franklin & Marshall College, dos tercios de los votantes registrados en Pennsylvania creen que es “extremadamente importante” usar una máscara cada vez que salen de casa.“Necesitamos unirnos contra la COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Hago un llamamiento a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania para que hagan su parte para ayudarnos a acercarnos lo más posible al cumplimiento del 100% del uso de máscaras”.View this information in English. August 03, 2020
The home at 45 Kathleen Street, Corinda.Owner-occupiers have been out in force in Brisbane’s west, according to North Star Australia principal Brian Kartz.Mr Kartz said the settlement of 45 Kathleen St, Corinda, for $1.35 million on October 31, showed how strong the market had been.“There was a lot of inquiry — a lot of inspections,” Mr Kartz said.“It was mainly local families with people who were looking to either upsize, or buy a place and be able to put a pool in.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Mr Kartz said the four-bedroom, 363sq m home on a 1012sq m block made for a very liveable family property, but there was still room for the new owner to add value. Inside the home at 45 Kathleen Street, Corinda.“The buyer was a local builder — it was ideal for them as the kids go to St Aidan’s and they can walk to the school,” he said.The home’s internal presentation was excellent, with features including polished timber floors and 3m-high ceilings and a fireplace. Mr Kartz said the local market continued to improve, with plenty of buyers for homes that met the market on price.“Owner-occupier demand for the right kind of property is really good. The right property in the right location will definitely attract a buyer,” he said.
The Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis team defeated Franklin County 5-0 on Tuesday. The varsity is now 8-0 on the season and 6-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Garrett Crowe 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Trevin Mandershied 6-0, 6-2#3 Singles- Ben Schwettman defeated Landon Bundy 6-0, 6-0#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Spencer Rose defeated Tyler Calihan and John Oetzel 6-1, 6-3#2 Doubles- Paul Ritter and Harsh Patel defeated Adam Gabbard and Trevor Murray 6-0, 6-0In JV action, Batesville won 3-1. Jonathan Kunkel and Brandon Laker won in singles, while the doubles team of Will Harmeyer and Sam Esser were also victorious.Batesville will play at Columbus East on Thursday at 5:00 PMCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
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