Junior Class Council hosts Domecoming activities

first_imgThis year’s annual Domecoming Week, hosted by Junior Class Council (JCC) will be “fun for a cause,” junior class president Kevin Doherty said. Monday’s Domecoming kickball game, Kick for Kans, launched a weeklong food drive sponsored by the junior class. Students who donated a non-perishable food item could play the game on North Quad. “We thought that giving back to the community would be a good way to give Domecoming a new dimension of ‘fun for a cause’ that would attract more interest from the student body and the local community,” Doherty said. “We will have collection boxes available at all of the events this week.” Doherty said the week offers a chance to bring the junior class and other members of the student body together. “Its purpose is to unite students in a week of fun events and activities on campus,” Doherty said. “Our hope is that Domecoming will continue to grow and involve more student groups, and be carried on as a tradition for years to come.” The junior class will also sell Class of 2013 “bro tanks” throughout the week. Doherty said an initial order of the tanks sold out almost immediately. “We sold out within a few hours during our first sale in the dining halls,” Doherty said. “We ordered a little over 200 new tanks and are hoping these will sell out over the course of the week.” JCC representative Kelsey Eckenrode said Domecoming is Notre Dame’s version of homecoming at other schools. “We wanted to give the students something similar,” Eckenrode said. “We were surprised that a big football school like Notre Dame didn’t already have homecoming.” The junior class will also host song-led adoration service at 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Ryan Hall Chapel. “The song-led adoration should be a really awesome event for people to relax, reflect and listen to some great music,” Eckenrode said. “The JCC is really excited for all of the events this week.” Juniors can skate for free on the JACC ice rink Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Doherty said students could still register for a Thursday dodge ball tournament online or at the event. “The winning teams will be awarded Chipotle gift cards and bragging rights,” Doherty said. The second annual Domecoming Dance on Friday will end the week with music and dancing under a tent on South Quad, as well as free food from Chick-fil-A, Eckenrode said. “We’re happy that the dance is outdoors this year since the weather is supposed to be great on Friday,” Eckenrode said. The junior class will host all the Domecoming events this week, Doherty said, but the activities are open to all students. “While the focus is on the junior class, we welcome all students to our events this week,” he said. “The only exception is the Domecoming Dance, which SAO classifies as a junior class dance, but non-juniors are welcome to attend as long as they accompany a junior. Our goal is to involve as many students on campus as possible in Domecoming Week.” Further information about Domecoming events can be found on the Domecoming 2011 Facebook page.last_img read more

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Small Touches Can Make a Big Impact on Your Home’s Interior Design

first_img • Layered Look: Combining a range of finishes can give you a layered effect, which is visually interesting. Avoid fittings that are identical or match everything in the room, says Cohler.• Cabinets: When it comes to decorative hardware for cabinets, a coordinated look is still the most popular among homeowners. For the more adventurous, try a modified mixing of hardware. For instance, you can have all your wall cupboards fitted with brass and all the base cabinets and drawers with copper hardware.• Don’t get bored: Fashion conscious homeowners should consider keeping two sets of cabinet hardware on hand and change them every other year to keep the look fresh. Swapping them out is simple, and just requires a screwdriver.• Make it Easy: For many people, choosing cabinet hardware can be confusing and arbitrary. However, narrowing your search to a curated collection can make the process easier. For example, AmerockNOW curated by Cohler, captures regional style trends across the country, with refreshed styles and new finishes that blend with both traditionally styled interiors and more contemporary decors.  (StatePoint) For homeowners looking to make a big interior design splash while staying on-trend, it’s all about focusing on little touches, say experts.“You may not think much about the knobs and handles on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, credenzas and other furnishings, but these small touches can be the jewelry of your home and are an inexpensive yet important design remodel,” says acclaimed designer, Eric Cohler, who has been listed as a top international designer by House Beautiful and Elle Décor magazines.Want to update or coordinate the entire look and feel of your home? Cohler is offering some tips: • Think Metal: Metals are a hot trend — from artisanal coppers to sassy bronzes and from cool nickel to sharp stainless steel. While metallic finishes may already be peppered throughout your home on appliances, plumbing fixtures and even textiles, don’t forget that you can subtly follow the metal trend by including the look on cabinetry door pulls, furniture hardware and even hinges. It adds just the right amount of polish and elegance to a room without being too opulent.• Warmth: Copper, along with its chromatic cousins — brass, bronze and gold — brings a sense of warmth to the home. Pair it with natural wood, leather or glass to create a calm, elegant impression in any environment. Avoid mixing copper too much with primary colors.For example, if you’re looking for a warm and rustic surface with dark undertones, Cohler recommends considering knobs, handles and hinges with a Brushed Copper finish, available from such cabinet hardware brands as Amerock Hardware. A copper finish has the versatility to blend with both modern and traditional décor.center_img More information about new products, as well as design tips and regional trends can be found at www.Amerock.com.From functional hinges and screws to decorative knobs and backplates, updating small details throughout your home is a great avenue for personal expression and trend-setting.last_img read more

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Armed break-in at woman’s Port Arthur apartment; 1 arrested & another sought

first_img The victim also told police one suspect fled the scene.“When officers arrived on scene, one of the suspects was being detained by another occupant of the apartment,” the release said, noting Babineaux was the arrested suspect. Port Arthur Police’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the break-in. A release from Det. Sadie Guedry also said a second suspect, identified only as a black male, is being sought by the PAPD.Police officers first responded at 1:14 a.m. Monday to 901 Main Ave. No. 171 in the Villa Main Apartments following a burglary report.The caller advised men forced entry into her apartment and one was armed with a gun.center_img One man was in custody, another at large after a violent and threatening home invasion, authorities said.Port Arthur Police said Clarence Babineaux, 36, was taken into custody Monday and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.The Port Arthur man is charged with burglary of a habitation. His bond was set at $50,000.last_img read more

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Broadway League Issues Statement on Coronavirus: ‘Productions Continue to Play as Scheduled’

first_imgDespite concerns about the coronavirus, Broadway shows are going on as scheduled. The Broadway League has issued a statement telling audience members that Broadway remains open.“The safety and security of our theatergoers and employees is our highest priority,” the statement says. “We are following the lead of our city, state and federal elected officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in all of our theaters and offices as all productions continue to play as scheduled.”Broadway theaters have taken measures to ensure the health of audiences and performers, including increased frequencies in cleaning and disinfecting of the public and backstage areas. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers are also available in the lobby of every theater. But the League does encourage anyone who is not feeling well or who exhibit cold and flu symptoms to stay home and to contact their ticket providers for exchanges.Broadway.com customers are encouraged to reach out if they have any questions. View Commentslast_img read more

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Casella Waste announces pricing of New Hampshire solid waste disposal revenue bonds

first_imgCasella Waste Systems Inc,Casella Waste Systems, Inc (Nasdaq:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, has announced that it has priced the previously announced offering of up to $5,500,000 principal amount of Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire Solid Waste Disposal Long-Term Revenue Bonds (Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Project), Series 2013 due April 1, 2029. An additional $5,500,000 aggregate principal amount of Bonds may be offered under the same indenture in the future. The net proceeds of the Bonds will be loaned to Casella to enable it to repay borrowings under its revolving credit facility for assets purchased in New Hampshire since October 5, 2011. A letter of credit payable to the Bond trustee may be drawn on to pay the principal, purchase price and interest due on the Bonds.Interest on the Bonds will initially accrue at a variable rate as determined on a weekly basis by the remarketing agent. The interest rate of the Bonds as of the closing will be 0.200%. The issuance of the Bonds is expected to close on April 4, 2013.The Bonds have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws. RUTLAND, Vt., April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Casella Waste Systems, Inclast_img read more

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Shawnee Mission South senior wins sibling rivalry battle, besting brother by a point to get perfect ACT score

first_imgShawnee Mission South senior Madison Burch’s score of 33 on the ACT when she first took it in February was a remarkable accomplishment on its own, putting her in the 99th percentile of all test takers.Madison BurchBut the words of her older brother Andrew kept ringing through her head.“He would always tell me, ‘If you’re not first, you’re last,’” Burch said. “It was kind of a family joke. He’s been telling me that for my whole life pretty much.”Burch thought, why not give the test one more shot, just to see if she could tie the score of 35 that Andrew achieved when he took the ACT more than a decade ago as a student at SM South?Well, she says, “I’m not last anymore.”Burch sat down for another go at the ACT in early June, and found out she’d gotten a perfect 36 a few weeks later. Burch was at band camp (she plays the alto sax in the Raiders’ band), the day the scores were posted, and said she was totally shocked by the results. Less than one tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT get a perfect 36.“I was thinking, come on, hopefully I got the 35,” she said. “You never expect something like that.”Burch has already been accepted to K-State, where Andrew, now 31, attended. But she says she’ll likely apply to a few more schools, like Northwestern, the University of Chicago and a couple of spots in Los Angeles.When the scores popped up on her phone, Burch sent a screenshot to her parents, who were elated, and to her older brother.“He said that in his day it was a lot harder to get a perfect score because you couldn’t miss a single question,” she said. “He said it was easier for people now.”Older brothers, people. Older brothers.last_img read more

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RTD ‘Blue Buses’ Join ‘Sound The Horn’ 1 P.M. Thursday

first_imgNCRTD News:The North Central Regional Transit District RTD “Blue Buses” will be joining buses, trains and ferries nationwide at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21 for the second #SoundTheHorn as they give two, one-second horn blasts in solidarity to honor transportation workers throughout the country. As a tribute to #HeroesMovingHeroes on the front lines of this public health crisis, buses will sound their horns in solidarity with partner agencies. Heroic transportation workers continue to provide critical service for healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees and other heroes who are performing critically essential work during the Covid-19 pandemic.The sounding of horns advances the #HeroesMovingHeroes campaign, which is dedicated to honoring transit employees. More than 150 transit systems nationwide participated in the first #SoundTheHorn campaign April 16. The campaign was first launched April 6 and features heroic frontline transportation workers who continue to go above and beyond the call of duty during this challenging time. The coalition of agencies invites Americans from across the country to participate in the day of action.last_img read more

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Tax what we burn, not what we earn

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Towards a hydrogen economy – Legislation

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