University hosts activities night to help new students become more involved

first_imgAnnie Smierciak| The Observer Students sign up for club email lists at the activities night. The event, which was sponsored by the Student Activities Office featured over 450 clubs.Already-established groups hope to attract students by presenting the best opportunities their groups have to offer. Senior and co-captain of Notre Dame men’s boxing Patrick Lawler said the group intentionally brought two students who have traveled to Bangladesh to experience the service aspect of the group at the event.“We have two guys here who actually went on the [international summer service learning] trip to Bangladesh, so we’re really trying to put our best foot forward to let the guys who are interested in the club know what we’re trying to do, and what we actually do,” Lawler said.In addition to student clubs and organizations on campus, Devon Sanchez-Ossorio, assistant director of student activities, said SAO invites other campus partners to speak to students at activities night.“There are community partners, as well as campus partners, that we do have, that we invite as well,” he said. “So there are a few tables that we dedicate strictly to those groups so that we can utilize the student base that we have to do good within our community, as well as on our campus.”For some of these partners, disseminating information can be just as valuable as raising membership can be for clubs, senior Tommy Yemc — who represented the Career Center at activities night — said.“We’re one of the campus partners, so we are here really just as a knowledge resource — we’re not an activity, per se,” he said. “We don’t have sign-up sheets, we don’t have people sign up for our services. We’re more of an informative experience for mostly freshman, because mostly freshman come to this thing. … We talk about what we do, we talk about all the different services we offer as the Career Center.”Sedlacek said the event opens students up to groups they may not have considered prior to encountering their tables at activities night. “It’s kind of essential for us, because although we are affiliated with [Film, Television and Theatre], we want our club to be open to all majors and all grades,” she said. “ … So we’re hoping that this event will kind of appeal to people.”Tags: Activities Night, clubs, Student Activities Office Over 450 student clubs, organizations and campus partners gathered in the Notre Dame Stadium concourse Tuesday night to offer new students the opportunity to become more involved in activities on and off campus.Activities night, an annual event hosted by the Student Activities Office (SAO), is a chance for old groups to recruit new members and new clubs to inform students about the organization. Senior Emily Sedlacek, co-president of the Media Industry Club, said she was excited to use the event as a forum to advertise her new club.“This is our first official time at the activities fair, so it’s exciting for us to be here and kind of share our new club mission with Notre Dame students,” Sedlacek said.last_img read more

You’re Invited to Casa Valentina! Tix Now On Sale

first_img Casa Valentina Related Shows View All (4) Star Files Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the early 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up and acting as women. When the opportunity to become an official organization arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele recognition in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives. Patrick Page Gabriel Ebert View Comments The Manhattan Theatre Club production begins previews April 1 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opening night is set for April 23. Mare Winningham Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Who could resist this star-studded cast? Tickets are now on sale to see Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, Emmy winner Mare Winningham, John Cullum, Patrick Page and Reed Birney star in Casa Valentina. The new play is written by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.  Reed Birneylast_img read more

Conservation Tillage.

first_imgPeanut studies of twin rows in strip tillage and of other tillage techniques, and a look at “AU-Pnut,” an advisory program for peanut growers.Cotton studies on stack gene varieties, fungicides, thrips control, skip-row cotton in conservation tillage options and others.Corn, soybean and cotton variety trials.Double-crop systems including wheat with cotton or Bt corn.Cover crops, potash options, equipment, herbicide symptomology, sod-based rotation and others. The CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) Conservation Tillage Demonstration Farm in Burke County will host the annual Conservation Tillage Field Day July 19.The field day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish with lunch. It will have a great array of research and demonstration plots showing aspects of conservation tillage. Among them will be: To get to the field day from Waynesboro or Augusta on U.S. Highway 56, head southwest on U.S. Highway 23, then left onto Hancock Landing Road. Turn right onto Thomas Road. The CSRA Conservation Tillage Demonstration Farm is on the left.To get brochures, a map and a final program, contact Richard McDaniel, Burke County coordinator for the University of Georgia Extension Service, at (706) 554-2119. (Or e-mail [email protected]).last_img read more

Extreme drought

first_imgIn northwest Georgia, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Towns, Union, Walker and Whitfield counties are in severe drought.Moderate drought conditions are found in the north and central Georgia counties of Banks, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Harris, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Talbot, Troup, Upson and White. The other north Georgia counties are in a mild drought.What it meansDrought categories are based on many indicators. Some of these are rainfall over the past one, three, six and 12 months and soil moisture, stream flow and groundwater levels.Extreme drought conditions are defined as those we expect once in 50 years, based on the multiple indicators. Severe drought conditions are those we expect once in 20 years, while mild drought conditions are once in 10 years.Rainfall deficits for Jan. 1 through April 23 include Athens at 4.73 inches, Augusta 4.87, Columbus 5.04, Savannah 6.17, Macon 6.71, Plains 7.19, Brunswick 7.48, Tiger 8.64, Atlanta 8.74, Alma 9.09, Tifton 9.78, Blairsville 10.81 and LaFayette 12.22.The U.S. Geological Survey reports daily record-low flows for April 23 in southeast and south-central Georgia. The record lows for the day were on the Ochlockonee River near Thomasville, the Alapaha near Alapaha and at Statenville, the Suwannee at Fargo and the Satilla near Waycross and at Atkinson.Record low flows for the same day were reported in north and central Georgia on the Ocmulgee River at Macon and near Jackson, the Alcovy above Covington, the Oconee near Athens, the Flint near Griffin, the Oostanaula near Rome and at Resaca, the Coosawattee near Ellijay and the Conasauga at Tilton.Little relief expectedLittle if any relief from the drought is anticipated in the foreseeable future.If Georgia has normal weather through the summer, the soils will continue to dry out, and stream flows and groundwater levels will continue to decrease. Water levels in reservoirs and farm ponds are expected to continue to lower over the next several months.The entire state remains under the level-2 outdoor water-use schedule. Outdoor watering is allowed only from midnight to 10 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at odd-number street addresses and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at even-number addresses. It’s banned all day on Fridays.Local water authorities may further restrict outdoor watering.Get updated drought information at www.georgiadrought.org. The state drought Web site includes information on how to deal with the drought.Get updated weather information at www.georgiaweather.net. This University of Georgia network has 71 automated weather stations statewide.(David Stooksbury is the state climatologist and a professor engineering and atmospheric sciences in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By David Emory StooksburyUniversity of GeorgiaAthens, Ga. — Extreme drought conditions have developed across southeast and south-central Georgia. Another week with little or no rain and temperatures in the 70s and 80s have led to worsening drought conditions statewide.Extreme drought now grips the southeast and south-central Georgia counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Thomas, Ware and Wayne.center_img The drought is severe in Ben Hill, Bryan, Chatham, Colquitt, Evans, Grady, Irwin, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Tift, Toombs and Wheeler counties.The rest of south Georgia is experiencing moderate to mild drought conditions.last_img read more

Proposed juvenile procedure rules

first_img Proposed juvenile procedure rules The Juvenile Court Rules Committee invites comment on proposed two-year cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure shown below. The proposed amendments will be filed with the court by February 1, 2006. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org. Interested persons have until November 1, to submit comments to Alan Abramowitz, Chair, 210 N. Palmetto Avenue, Ste. 440, Daytona Beach 32114-3269. Proposed juvenile procedure rules October 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img

The screen test

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ESMA moves on UK clearing house recognition in case of cliff-edge Brexit

first_imgThe EU financial markets watchdog is taking steps to ensure rule-abiding EU firms can continue to clear derivatives through London if no deal is agreed on the UK’s exit from the bloc.The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today said it was working with the European Commission to plan for the recognition of UK clearing houses in case of a “no-deal scenario”.It had already started engaging with UK central counterparties (CCPs) to carry out the preparatory work, it said.Last week the European Commission said it would adopt a “temporary and conditional equivalence decision” to prevent disruption to central clearing and address financial stability risks arising from a no-deal situation. These decisions would be complemented by the recognition of UK-based “infrastructures”, which the Commission encouraged to pre-apply for ESMA for recognition.UK CCPs would need to comply with EMIR and any conditions set out in the equivalence decisions to be recognised by the EU watchdog.The European Central Bank has estimated that 90% of euro-denominated interest rate swaps used by euro-area parties are cleared by UK-based CCPs. The Bank of England has put at around £67trn (€76trn) the notional amount of outstanding over-the-counter derivatives that could be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.AFME, the lobbying group representing investment banks in Europe, welcomed the Commission’s and ESMA’s statements, but said more clarity and certainty needed to be provided “as a matter of urgency”.EU and UK negotiators have reached draft agreements on the UK’s withdrawal from and subsequent relations with the EU, but there are still several hurdles to be cleared to conclude a final deal. EU leaders are due to meet on Sunday to sign off on a draft agreement.Equivalence if a deal is reachedThe UK’s asset management trade body, meanwhile, has said the draft political declaration on post-Brexit UK-EU relations, published yesterday, provided “additional certainty”.“We are reassured by the aspiration for decisions on equivalence to be taken before the end of June 2020 and in a co-operative manner, which will help UK savers and investors to continue to find opportunities across the EU after Brexit,” said Chris Cummings, chief executive of the Investment Association. “The focus must now be on ensuring this access is fair, transparent, and reliable.”The end goal, added Cummings, was a final agreement that allowed the asset management industry “to work seamlessly across borders”.The draft political declaration is a high-level document. On financial services, it states that cooperation on regulatory and supervisory matters should be “based on the principles of regulatory autonomy, transparency and stability”.“It should include transparency and appropriate consultation in the process of adoption, suspension and withdrawal of equivalence decisions, information exchange and consultation on regulatory initiatives and other issues of mutual interest, at both political and technical levels,” it adds.last_img read more

Veolia, Peterson to dismantle Spirit Energy’s North Sea platform

first_imgSteel jacket and topsides from Spirit Energy’s ST-1 platform have arrived at the Dales Voe facility in Shetland for decommissioning by Veolia and Peterson.Source: VeoliaPeterson said on Monday that the structures from the ST-1 arrived in the port facility on July 15.The company added that a recycling target for the project is 97 percent, which means that around 2,500 tonnes of materials would be recovered and recycled.The ST-1 platform comprises of a 45-meter-high 1,300-tonne steel jacket and a 1,200-tonne topsides structure. It was originally installed in 1994 in the Greater Markham Area some 160 kilometers off the coast in the Southern North Sea.Production on this gas platform ceased in April 2016 and was placed in warm suspension mode in September 2017.The final part of the decommissioning program, covering the removal of the topsides and jackets, was carried out through two single lifts by Seaway 7 using the Seaway Strashnov heavy lifting vessel.Martin O’Donnell, decommissioning director of Veolia, said: “This work follows the successful recovery operations carried out at the facility […]. We have already recycled over 80,000 tonnes of materials and created new job opportunities to meet the growing demand for decommissioning.”James Johnson, decommissioning manager at Peterson, added: “This project is a great showcase of how our collaboration with Veolia is enabling us to provide a full decommissioning service which provides a better customer experience. We are pleased to be involved in the ongoing development of Dales Voe as a center of excellence for decommissioning for the North Sea.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Saka a ‘player of impact’ – Arteta

first_imgArsenal manager Mikel Arteta has described Bukayo Saka as a “player who wants to make an impact” after his stellar performance in the 4-0 Premier League win over Newcastle United on Sunday. Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino Animals14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art The 18-year-old started at left-back on the day and made headlines for the sublime build-up to Nicolas Pepe’s goal, where he nutmegged Valentino Lazaro before finding the Ivory Coast international, who did the rest. It extended his assists this season to eight which is the most of any Arsenal player. “He (Saka) takes responsibility, he takes risks in the final third,” Arteta told Sky SportsAdvertisement “He is a player who wants to make an impact, he has courage.” Saka weighed in on his assist, calling his nutmeg a “little chilli”. Read Also:EPL: Arteta conflicted as Arsenal eye benefit from Man City ban “I just thought that as soon as I passed it to him I found the space and I exploited it and it was almost a two v one situation but I always see it as a one v one,” the Anglo-Nigerian told the club website. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Reds Museum offering discount admission

first_imgCINCINNATI, Oh. — The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is offering $5 discounted admission for the month of February.The discount applies to all fans including students and seniors.Children ages four and younger are free. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.The following exhibitions will remain on display for a limited time before new exhibits debut prior to Opening Day:Bobbleheads: The Exhibit presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  – Over 700 different bobbleheads are featured in an exhibit that highlights the many and varied designs and styles of one of the most unique and popular promotional items ever created.4192: Pete Rose and the Pursuit of Baseball’s All-Time Hit Record – Chronicles Pete Rose’s quest to surpass Ty Cobb’s Major League record for most career hits.Plan your visit at www.redsmuseum.org or by calling (513) 765-7923.last_img read more