Standing out as a signature event among many on Notre Dame’s campus can be challenging. As a relatively new dorm on campus built in 2016, Flaherty Hall is taking on the challenge of cooking one up from scratch.Flaherty Hall will be kicking off its new signature event, “Flaherty Food Fights,” Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. in both North and South Dining Halls. The event — a cooking tournament that will culminate in a competition between a team from North Dining Hall (NDH) and another from South Dining Hall (SDH) — will raise money for Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend.“It’s like the show ‘Chopped’ on Food Network,” Theresa Rogers, sophomore signature event commissioner, said. “Every dorm gets one team, and then they all compete in a tournament-style cooking competition in the dining halls. So, as in ‘Chopped,’ you get a mystery ingredient, and you have to incorporate it into a cohesive dish.”Rogers came up with the idea for the event after talking with a family friend who used to be a resident in Pangborn Hall.“She was telling me how her friends used to do this thing in the dining hall where they would find a random person to give them a mystery ingredient,” Rogers said. “They would have to go and make a dish with the ingredient and bring it back to the table for dinner. They would all taste test each other’s dishes and judge which one was best.”In Tuesday’s competition, a panel of judges — some who are from the dining hall staff — will taste the dishes and rank them based off of creativity, presentation and taste. The winner will move onto the next round of competition, which will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday.The third and final round will be between the winning teams from NDH and SDH and will take place at NDH at 5 p.m. on Friday.Rogers said her committee has been taking advantage of the NDH and SDH rivalry.“It already exists, so we might as well use it to our advantage to generate some excitement. Friendly competition is always good,” Rogers said.The winning team will get Insomnia Cookies at their dorm’s next hall council and a trophy to be placed in the dining hall they represented in the competition.In terms of hall tradition, it can be said that Flaherty is in a unique situation because of the hall’s origins. When Flaherty opened in 2016, all of the residents then living in Pangborn were moved to Flaherty.“It’s been a combination of saving traditions and making new ones,” Rogers said. “Most of the people in Flaherty now have only known Flaherty, which is cool because we’re getting to the point where we’re establishing this is our dorm and this is what we do.”Along with balancing old and new, Rogers said she faces challenges that can come with establishing any new tradition at Notre Dame.“It’s definitely challenging because we want to get it to a point where our events are mentioned and then people know what they are, but it will take time,” Rogers said. “It’ll take years to get there, but it’s definitely really fun to get to be the ones to decide what those events are going to be.”Rogers said another challenge in creating the event has been getting the word out in order to increase participation.Earlier this February, sophomore Blake Johnson of Siegfried Hall started Siggy Week, Siegfried’s first-ever spirit week. Johnson said the biggest challenge of starting a new tradition at Notre Dame is getting people to buy into it.“When things are new, people are hesitant to participate because it’s unestablished,” Johnson said. “People might think, ‘This is not going to last, it’s a new thing.’ But as soon as people start getting into the spirit and start realizing that this is something that can be a lot fun, that’s when people rally around it.”Rogers said she and her committee are focused on publicizing the event by handing out information in dining halls, speaking at hall council meetings and circulating a Facebook invitation.“It’s super new, so this year we’re really focusing on getting participation up,” Rogers said. “That way, in subsequent years, we can raise more and more money for Beacon because they’re a really good charity that we enjoy working with.”The amount of money each dorm raises for Beacon Children’s Hospital will be directly related to how much time that dorm’s team gets to prepare their dish. Donations can be made through Venmo payments directed to @flahertyfoodfights with the name of the dorm one wishes to support in the subject line.Tags: dining hall, Flaherty Food Fights, flaherty hall, Siegfried Hall, signature event
Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, which recently played a six-month limited engagement at the West End’s Dominion Theatre, is staying in London. The production will play a limited engagement October 10 through January 3, 2016 at the Playhouse Theatre.The cast will be led by James Keegan and Morgan Comer, who have starred in the West End and U.K. touring shows of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.Flatley’s latest show Dangerous Games has new technology, including holographs, special effects lighting, dancing robots, acrobats and a great team of Irish Dancers. The score is composed by Gerard Fahy. View Comments
Scientists have announced that thousands of tufted puffins that live in the Bering Sea have died from starvation and stress caused by climate change. Puffins eat krill and small fish, but their food supply has been disturbed by changes in air and sea temperatures and winter ice levels. The seabirds eat an enormous amount of food, between 30 and 50 percent of their body mass daily, but predators are now consuming the small fish and krill that they typically eat. Those larger predators are eating more because of rising metabolic rates caused by warming water temperatures. This increased need to feed has changed the ecosystem of the Bering Sea, leaving puffins to suffer. During the four-month research period, scientists estimate that between 3,150 and 8,500 puffins died of starvation. Lace up your hiking boots, Saturday, June 1 is National Trails Day, a nationwide celebration of the amazing trail network we have in the United States. The brainchild of the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day first launched in 1993 as way to promote advocacy and trail service throughout the country. Since the first National Trails Day 26 years ago, more than 150,000 Americans have participated in over 2,000 trail advocacy events across the country. To find an event in your area click here, or pledge to clean up a trail in your neck of the woods. Puffins in the Bering Sea are experiencing a mass die-off linked to climate change The Gran Fondo National Series of Cycling announced on Wednesday that Asheville, NC will host the Gran Fondo National Championship in 2019 and 2020. The Gran Fondo National Series is the most competitive of all of the gran fondo events. The 2019 national championship will be held on July 21 with race distances of 100, 60 and 30 miles. Only the 100-mile racers will compete for the national championship but racers competing in all three distances will finish at Asheville brewery Wicked Weed and can enjoy the festival at the finish line. Jim Rutberg, the communications director for the series, told the Citizen-Times that choosing Asheville to host the championship was an easy decision. “The cycling in the area is phenomenal,” he said. Asheville, NC to host Gran Fondo National Championship cycling events Saturday, June 1 is National Trails Day
100SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When developing leaders in your credit union, it’s important to find the right candidates. Not every employee is leadership material. Investing in the wrong person is a waste of your time and the credit union’s money. If you want to find a future leader, look for these qualities.Future leaders know their stuff: A future leader knows their job like the back of their hand. Look for an employee who knows all the products and services your credit union has to offer. Invest in employees who take interest in growing the credit union and increasing its member-base. An employee that’s deeply invested in the credit union can potentially lead the way one day.Future leaders want to grow: Future leaders aren’t content in staying put. Listen to your employees and you’ll find one who wants more. Natural leaders take charge and want more responsibility. Look for employees who strive to learn more and do more every day.Future leaders work well with a team: Leaders have to lead, and that means they have to work well with a team. Any employee who works better on their own, probably isn’t the ideal future leader for you. Find someone who has a strong drive and works well with others.Future leaders can make decisions: An employee who can make a decision is a rare commodity. There’s always a risk factor when you have to choose, so you’ll want someone who’s not afraid to make a choice and follow through with it.
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The KCDC reported five more deaths from the virus, bringing the total in the country to 37. The flu-like virus that emerged from China late last year has infected more than 95,300 people and killed almost 3,300 around the world, mostly in China, according to a Reuters tally.KCDC Deputy Director Kwon Jun-wook advised all South Koreans to stay home and avoid “any gatherings, especially those that take place in enclosed places with many people such as religious events”.He also advised employers in Asia’s fourth-largest economy, home to tech giants like Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, to work from home. Gyeongsan has seen a spike in new cases in recent days, many of them linked to a fringe Christian group at the center of the South Korean outbreak. Similar zones have been declared around neighboring Daegu city and Cheongdo County.About 75% of all cases in South Korea are in and around Daegu, the country’s fourth-largest city, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).”Every day is sad and tough like a war. But our Daegu citizens are showing surprise wisdom and courage,” Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin told reporters on Thursday.About 2,120 patients were waiting for hospital beds in Daegu, city officials said. Dozens of newly commissioned military nurses were due to begin work in the city on Thursday, the health ministry said. ‘Deeply regrettable’US Forces Korea (USFK) reported two new cases, for a total of six cases in soldiers, employees or people related to the roughly 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea.Despite the new cases, USFK had resumed sending troops to bases in Daegu and surrounding areas, according to military newspaper Stars and Stripes.Commanders believed the bases were protected from the outside population, and that the troop rotations were needed to maintain readiness in the face of continued threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, the newspaper reported.Australia’s move to ban the arrival of foreigners from South Korea is a blow to Seoul’s efforts to prevent the United States from imposing such restrictions.”It is a deeply regrettable step, and we will closely consult Australian authorities for a swift revocation of the measure and to minimize inconvenience for our citizens,” South Korean foreign ministry spokesman Kim In-chul told reporters.South Korean officials met the US ambassador in Seoul on Wednesday to urge the United States not to limit travel. Similar talks would be held on Friday with diplomats from other nations, the foreign ministry said.According to the US State Department, anyone with a fever of 38 Celcius is already banned from boarding direct flights from South Korea to the United States.Korean Air Lines said on Thursday it would screen all passengers departing Incheon airport for high temperatures and reject those deemed a risk.South Korea sent three “rapid response” teams to Vietnam on Thursday to assist more than 270 citizens quarantined in that country over coronavirus concerns, the foreTopics : South Korea declared a “special care zone” on Thursday around a second city hit hard by the coronavirus and the US military confirmed two new cases among relatives of its troops in the country, as it battles the biggest epidemic outside China.Australia became the latest country to impose travel restrictions on South Koreans, with almost 100 nations now limiting arrivals from the East Asian country which reported 438 new coronavirus cases on Thursday for a total of 5,766.The South Korean government declared a “special care zone” around Gyeongsan, a city of about 275,000 people 250 kilometers southeast of Seoul, promising extra resources such as face masks and warning against travel there.
Sixty UK local authority pension funds, with around £120bn (€147bn) in assets, are to vote against appointing Anthony Hayward as chairman of GlencoreXstrata, citing his inability to create a mixed-gender board.The public sector funds, under the guidance of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) said it would oppose Hayward’s nomination due to his links to the directors nomination committee.GlencoreXstrata is now the only company in the FTSE 100 index with an all-male board and will put forward two males for election as non-executive directors.The LAPFF said, given that the company has yet to set targets for female board representation, Hayward, as chair of the nomination committee over the last year, must bear responsibility. Hayward is former chief executive of oil giant BP, before his resignation following the company’s part in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Councillor Kieran Quinn, chair of the forum, said: “The forum will be advising members to oppose his re-election.”Quinn, who also chairs the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, a £12.5bn scheme, said the forum warned companies it was going to be increasing its engagement approach.“The company has yet to set any target for female representation, nor has it disclosed to shareholders the proportion of women in executive management positions in this year’s annual report,” he said.“There is no 2015 target disclosed for a proportion of women on the board. The LAPFF signalled a firming up of its engagement approach, that it would review the diversity status and disclosure of all FTSE 100 companies and recommend oppose votes where progress was lacking.”The current level of holdings between the 60 funds in GlencoreXstrata is difficult to tell given the mix of active and passive mandates held by the members.Given the level of assets held by the schemes, and the company’s significance to the FTSE 100 index, exposure to GlencoreXstrata would be both widespread and significant, a spokesman said.The funds were also one of several institutional investors to reject Barclay’s remuneration report, although eventually they lost out by a two-thirds majority.At the time, the forum said pressure from institutional investors was the only meaningful way to spur change at the banks, and other holdings.
As part of the tourismplan, Divinagracia said that they plan to develop local tourism products andservices and increase year-round experiential tourism activities. Divinagracia said thetourism sector aims to sustain and support the Iloilo MICE program as part ofits initiatives to bring more visitors to the metropolis. She added that the citywill also sustain its compliance to international tourism standards and itsglobal competitiveness. (With a reportfrom PIA/PN) ILOILO City – The citygovernment here, through the City Tourism and Development Office, will beimplementing aggressive tourism marketing and promotions campaign next year. In the Local DevelopmentCouncil meeting held recently, City Tourism officer Junel Ann Divinagracia saidthe city will identify, develop and utilize a tourism brand for Iloilo as partof its Tourism Development Plan from 2020 to 2022. “Iloilo City seeks to be apreferred destination particularly for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences,and exhibitions),” she said. “At present, Iloilo Cityhas 74 accommodation establishments and eight MICE facilities,” she said. “The city will also createinitiatives to promote tourism and cultural awareness to the general public andstakeholders,” she said.
Rice farmers from Panay Island will benefit from the second phase of the Emergency Rice Support Project of the Korean International Cooperation Agency. DA-6 REGIONAL DIRECTOR REMELYN RECOTER FB Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 Regional Executive Director Remelyn Recoter, in a social media post, said that KOICA Philippines Program Manager Eugene Baclig said that their country director Song Minhyeon is happy that ERSP has benefitted the rice farmers of Panay Island. ILOILO City – Rice farmers from Panay Island will benefit from the second phase of the Emergency Rice Support Project (ERSP) of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The project was in support of the relief efforts of the national government against the coronavirus disease 2019.(PIA6 Iloilo/PN) “Especially the rice farmer-members of the KOICA funded projects such as the Bayanihan Tipon Centers (BTCs) and the KOICA Rice Processing Complex,” she said, adding that Baclig, and Sheena Balinsoy, also of KOICA, mentioned about the second phase of KOICA’s ERSP worth $200,000 or about P10 million. Recoter said that according to KOICA Philippines, the second phase will be implemented in partnership with the municipality of San Miguel, Iloilo, which is the managing partner of the Local Food Terminal under the Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Project. Meanwhile, the first phase of the rice support project worth P5 million of 200 metric tons or 4,000 bags of rice will be turned over to the national government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development at the DSWD National Resource Operation Center in Pasay City.
The England international has not featured this season after struggling with a foot injury but could come to Allardyce’s rescue as the club look to end a torrid week with a victory in south Wales that could take them out of the bottom three. Cup defeats at Nottingham Forest and Manchester City, by an aggregate score of 11-0, have piled the pressure on Allardyce. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admits he will be taking a “calculated risk” if he involves Andy Carroll in the Hammers’ crunch Barclays Premier League meeting with Cardiff. A win would take West Ham above their hosts in the league though, Allardyce is prepared to take a chance on Carroll’s match-sharpness earlier than he would usually. “Andy’s training okay,” Allardyce said. “We have to talk to the lads who are looking after him. Whether he’s ready or not… it’ll be a calculated risk. “If everything goes okay and according to plan, I’ll make a final decision from the information I get. “He’s feeling fine and training well, but he’s not played since last May. He’ll not have his match-fitness. Ideally, we’d like to progress it a little slower but, based on the circumstances and where we are, it’ll be a calculated risk.” Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga have managed just four Premier League goals between them so far this season so a return for Carroll, who moved to Upton Park on a permanent deal in the summer, would boost West Ham’s goal threat. But it is in defence where Allardyce has been plagued by injury in recent weeks. With James Collins, Winston Reid and James Tomkins all missing, the 59-year-old has had to resort to playing his squad out of position. The loan signing of Wolves’ Roger Johnson, as well as a timely return to fitness for Tomkins, means Allardyce has fewer worries at the back – although Joey O’Brien is now missing. “We’ll have James Tomkins back in the squad,” he confirmed. “James Collins is close but not quite there. But we lost Joey O’Brien on Wednesday night as well. “So it doesn’t clear our problems; they continue due to the number of games and fatigue. We get one back and lose another. Central defensive problems have been the biggest issue in terms of results.” With Johnson the only addition to his squad so far this month, Allardyce remains keen to add further players – with a striker still high on his agenda. Inter Milan’s Ishak Belfodil and Lacina Traore of Monaco have been strongly linked with loan moves in recent days and Allardyce hopes to be closing in on new recruits sooner rather than later. “We’ve been trying for several weeks,” he said. “I thought I’d be talking about one new player in the country and nearly signed, but that fell into some paperwork problems again on Thursday. “All the players you (the media) are talking about, we are interested in but we’ve not completed any of them yet. Traore is all about a work permit situation if that’s to progress. It would have to be a tribunal for that situation. That’s what we’re looking at progressing as quickly as possible.” Press Association