Bell to not seek election

first_imgWith student body elections around the corner, campus is abuzz with election talk, and students have noticed that current student body vice president Andrew Bell’s name did not appear on any of the tickets. Bell said his decision not to run for re-election stemmed from his hoped to rather gain a position within Knott, his residence hall, as a resident assistant (RA). “Ever since I was a freshman, I have loved the dorm life at ND. Being from Florida I had two friends from ND, and the dorm community was so great to me freshman year and really ever since,” Bell said. “What I really want to do next year then is be an RA and contribute to making ND’s dorm life what it is. “The opportunity to have a job where its your job to be in guy’s life and just to be able to get to know them, spend time with them and be able to guide them is really cool,” Bell said. “The fact that they can see Jesus’ love through your interactions and that’s a job is incredible to me.” Bell commented on the lessons he learned this year, calling his year in office an incredible experience. “The thing that sticks out to me is how many unexpected things happened. We came in with a plan and the fall hit. We had to deal with the off-campus arrests, and then we hoped to help students as much as we could in the most trying times we encountered such as the passing of Declan Sullavan,” Bell said. “We just hoped we could improve student’s lives in some way, and many of the ways we had to were not things we could have ever foreseen.” Five tickets are running in this year’s student body general election: juniors Catherine Soler and Emily LeStrange, junior James Ward and freshman Heather Eaton, juniors Pat McCormick and Brett Rocheleau, juniors Ricky Bevington and Olivia Colangelo, and freshmen Kevin Noonan and Matthew Thomas. Although Bell is not endorsing current president Soler, he spoke highly of her leadership and of their time in office together. “First and foremost, Catherine is one of my best friends, and I want that to be perfectly clear because it is one of the things that made it easier for me to decide not to run next year. I knew our friendship would last whether we were in student government or not,” Bell said. “When it came to deciding whether to make an endorsement or not, I started to think what is the purpose behind making an endorsement. I think the benefit of it is you get to see what people think is important about a certain candidate or ticket, but I think some of that is lost if I make one blanket statement endorsement.” Bell also spoke of the talent in each of the tickets in this year’s election. “Pat [McCormick] has done great things for social concerns this year. He and Brett [Rocheleau] are pursing things they are passionate about and that will definitely impact the student body,” Bell said, “Ricky [Bevington] is one of the unsung heroes of student government. This year he really revamped the freshman experience of student government through F.U.E.L. (First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership program). Although I haven’t worked a lot with James [Ward] it sounds like they have some great platform ideas as well. While I don’t personally know the Zahm ticket, they are pretty good-looking so at least the girls on campus would be pleased.” Bell said students should decide where their votes go based on personal opinions. “I believe when you decide to vote it shouldn’t be about what anyone else wants,” Bell said, “It should be about what you want out of your time at Notre Dame and what you want Notre Dame to become while you’re here.”last_img read more

Til Divorce Do Us Part Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgTil Divorce Do Us Part, an original musical revue, officially opens February 18 at the DR2 Theatre. The off-Broadway production is directed by Tony nominee Mark Waldrop. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014 Til Divorce Do Us Part features a concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The comedy is inspired by Ponturo’s life—after many years of marriage she was left by her Broadway producer husband for a younger woman. Ponturo wrote the show while going through her divorce. The cast includes Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder. The Til Divorce Do Us Part creative team includes sets by Mitchell Greenberg, costumes by Tony winner Paloma Young and Ashley Rose Horton, lighting by Julie Duro and sound by Nevin Steinberg. Related Shows View Comments Til Divorce Do Us Partlast_img read more

Bringing in top talent: 4 best practices for hiring and retention

first_imgTop Talent: These two words are used frequently in organizations to define what hiring managers and recruiters look for in potential candidates. Finding these candidates isn’t hard, but finding the right person to fit specific job requirements and workplace culture can be challenging. High turnover can be a direct hit to the bottom line; it’s essential that you are creating an excellent candidate experience from start to finish to retain top talent.After recently presenting at the Hyland Partner Executive Summit in California, I wanted to share a few best practices on recruiting, interviewing and retaining hard-working and passionate employees that any of our partner companies can adapt to fit their size and experience.Use your gutAt Hyland, our recruiters look for individuals who are open-minded and have a willingness to learn throughout their career. Technology is always changing; candidates who can show an aptitude for learning and challenging themselves will excel. Being motivated to learn new skills and adapt easily to change are innate abilities our recruiters look for. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Govt to provide Rp 600,000 monthly payments to employees earning less than Rp 5 million per month

first_imgThe government is set to launch a financial stimulus scheme for active employees below a certain pay grade later this year amid the ongoing health crisis, State-Owned Enterprise (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said on Thursday.Erick, who also helms the national economic and COVID-19 recovery committee, said the program was expected to run starting in September.Through the program, employees earning less than Rp 5 million (US$344.16) per month will be eligible for monthly payments of Rp 600,000 over a period of four months, Erick said. The funds will be transferred directly to the employees’ respective bank accounts every two months.“The focus of the program is on the 13.8 million active non-PNS [civil servants] and SOEs employees that are registered on the BPJS Ketenegakerjaan [Workers Social Security Agency] with a monthly premium of less than Rp 150,000, or equal to a monthly salary of less than Rp 5 million,” Erick said on Thursday as quoted by went on to say that the program was crucial to reinvigorate consumer spending and kickstart national economic recovery amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani previously said the program could set the government back around Rp 31 trillion.“[The program] is necessary because, as of August, the existing national recovery programs still need to be improved,” Sri said, as quoted by (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Children struggling with eating disorders 29 July 2013More boys are developing eating disorders, and children as young as 9 are being admitted to hospital with anorexia.The increasing pressure on children and teens to be a certain shape and size had contributed to a rising number of young people battling eating disorders, Wellington Hospital adolescent physician Anganette Hall said.On top of striving to look like skinny celebrities on magazine covers, there was a growing fear about obesity that was impacting on relationships with food.“What’s portrayed in the media is not reality,” Hall said. Other factors, such as bullying about weight and negative comments from others about food and weight, could also play a part.“Some people are just genetically more likely to get an eating disorder and some because of their personality characteristics . . . perfectionist, obsessive and intelligent,” she said. “It is more common in the white middle-upper class, but we do see people from low socio-economic groups.” read more

Man Dies After Trying to Rush Past Security Checkpoint at FLL Airport

first_imgA homeless man who apparently tried to bypass security checkpoints at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ended up scuffling with deputies and later died at a hospital, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.The incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the Jet Blue area in Terminal 3, officials say.Sgt. Donald Prichard stated, “The suspect had an unknown medical event and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.”Two deputies also sustained minor injuries during the security encounter at the airport.The man’s name has not been released, pending notification of his family.Prichard says the investigation is ongoing.last_img

Jorstad Creek Announces Grand Opening of Yarn Manufacturing Shop and Retail…

first_imgFacebook58Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Jorstad CreekJorstad Creek is a yarn manufacturing and retail outlet in downtown Olympia.Jorstad Creek announces the grand opening of their new dye studio, open to the public to individuals, groups, and scheduled tours on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, beginning July 24. Located behind the Fish Tale Pub at 414 1/2 Legion Way SE, Jorstad Creek has converted this former espresso stand and dance club into a beautiful new location for their yarn manufacturing and retail outlet.Jorstad Creek formed as a business four years ago, and made its debut with hand-dyed and locally grown wool yarns at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival in Tacoma, Washington. Since then the company has focused on building a market of enthusiastic knitters for locally grown yarn from nearby farms as well as luxury imported artisan dyed yarns. “Stepping in to having our own public location is huge for us. Until now we’ve been traveling the state to fiber shows and meeting people in their communities. Now we will be able to show our own community we are happy to live and work here. I am also hoping the many friends made at these shows will come to Olympia to see the studio, try the yarns, see new seasonal colors, and knit awhile in the knitting lounge,” stated Kerry Graber, owner.Jorstad Creek yarns can be found in three yarn stores in the northwest: Yorkshire Yarns in Tacoma, Maker’s Mercantile in Renton, and Bazaar Girls in Port Townsend. The company expanded into wholesale with the help of these three local yarns stores, and looks to expand into more stores with the much larger studio space for production. “The knitting community is very networked and supportive of local businesses. More than that, knitter’s encourage each other and provide a creative energy that fuels enthusiasm for this craft. I hope the new studio space inspires visitors as well as the local designers I work with to create knitting patterns through the BK Collective. We work together to publish inspired projects for knitters,” added Graber.Individuals or groups interested in visiting the studio can drop in during regular hours, or schedule a tour by contacting Jorstad Creek at [email protected] or 360-451-4146 during business hours.last_img read more

Hamma Hamma Road and Recreation Area Reopens

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Public Affairs Forest ServiceForest Road 25, the Hamma Hamma Road as well as trails accessed by the Hamma Hamma Road, are once again open to the public. After having received more than 7 inches of rain in the area, the Maple Fire, which closed the road, is deemed contained. The historic Hamma Hamma cabin is also available for rent by going to in the area, however, are now closed for the season.Due to post-fire hazards like falling trees and rolling rocks, the area south of the Hamma Hamma River remains closed at this time, including Forest Roads 2401, 2480 and 2421 and associated trails. The attached map shows the current closed area related to the Maple Fire.The Maple Fire burned approximately 3,500 acres.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation although it is known to be human-caused.The Olympic National Forest wants to remind all visitors to forest the during the fall and winter months to be prepared for inclement weather and drive responsibly.For further updates about the Maple Fire as well as other updates and news about the Forest, please go to the Olympic National Forest Facebook page and the Olympic National Forest official web page.last_img read more

Dog food vendor arrested with gun, ammo

first_imgRanks in A Division (Georgetown and East Bank Demerara) have arrested a dog food vendor after he was found in possession of an illegal gun and matching ammunition.The discovery was made around 10:45h on Thursday at the suspect’s E Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown home.According to reports, acting on information received, the ranks went to the house in question, where they carried out a search of the premises during which an unlicensed .32 Taurus pistol, along with 12 live matching rounds, was found.The suspect was subsequently taken into custody, where he is currently being processed for court.last_img


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