first_imgNotre Dame Food Services decked the dining halls Tuesday night for the annual Student Christmas Dinner, a tradition senior Susan Garabedian anticipates each year. “I’ve been looking forward to this,” she said at Tuesday’s meal. “I told all my roommates that we had to go together.” Staff did their part to make the meal special. Christmas music played, red and green Hershey’s Kisses adorned the tables and a Christmas tree and Santa Claus ice sculpture were displayed. The Handbell Choir performed carols at 6 p.m. North Dining Hall’s Christmas Dinner featured red and green candles, garland and poinsettias. Garabedian said she enjoyed the festivity of her meal at South Dining Hall. “I enjoy sharing a Christmas meal with my best friends,” she said. “It’s my favorite dining hall day of the year.” Garabedian and her roommates brought some holiday cheer of their own, donning Santa Claus hats. “We thought about dressing up but decided to go festive instead,” said senior Adriana Taylor, Garabedian’s roommate. John Ritschard, a University employee, said he has swiped students’ ID cards at South Dining Hall at four Christmas Dinners. “It’s the best dinner of the year, especially the decorations and prime rib and all the trimmings,” he said. “They do all the good stuff, and everybody on campus looks forward to the evening because it’s really special.” Christmas Dinners are much busier than other dinners in the dining halls, Ritschard said. He said the menu, featuring prime rib and swordfish, is the same every year. “Like I say, it’s always good food for good people,” Ritschard said. John Ritschard’s wife, Lila Ritschard, also swiped students’ ID cards at Christmas Dinner. She said the meal was “fabulous.” “You just can’t beat it, especially for the price,” Lila Ritschard said. “It’s more elaborate [than other dinners],” she added. “It’s more in line with the candlelight dinners after football.” Sophomore Lance Mulcahey said he attended last year’s Christmas Dinner as well. “I think the food is spectacular, considering the standard of the dining hall food,” Mulcahey said. “Although [the food is usually] good, this kicks it up a notch.” Sophomore Kim Halstead said she really enjoyed the meal. “Overall, I really, heartily enjoy the decorations, especially the glistening Santa Clause [ice sculpture],” she said. “The atmosphere in general is warm and inviting, and I want to steal that Santa Claus and keep it in my fridge.”last_img read more

first_img View Comments After an acclaimed run off-Broadway last fall, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s popular alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland will make their debuts on the Great White Way in Oh, Hello on Broadway. Directed by Alex Timbers, tickets are now available for the production, which will play a limited engagement September 23 through January 8, 2017. Opening night is set for October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre.Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney) are outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers that Kroll and Mulaney first began performing on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos and late night couches everywhere. Oh, Hello on Broadway is Gil and George’s “memoir for the stage”—a laugh-a-minute two-man tour-de-force that’s part scripted, part spontaneous comedy, and totally unprecedented.The production will feature sets by Scott Pask, lighting by Jake DeGroot, sound by M.L. Dogg and costumes by Emily Rebholz. Related Shows John Mulaney & Nick Kroll in ‘Oh Hello, on Broadway’center_img Oh, Hello on Broadway Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 22, 2017last_img read more

first_imgFor more coronavirus coverage, click here. “The difficult part is when you think it’s coming and it doesn’t show,” Dutcher said. “Then we have to struggle and maybe switch our lunch specials around.” “It’s very important. We are a community-based business, and we’re very involved in the community,” Dutcher said. “We want to give the people what they want, what they need.” “We can’t serve nice fresh cut meats if we can’t get them from our suppliers,” says owner and chef Jesse Dutcher. But the shop isn’t giving up, choosing to step up and meat the challenges ahead. “We’re going to search high and low to get everything we need to get the butcher shop open,” Dutcher said. But despite the order, Red and White have had issues with suppliers.  Dutcher told 12 News the meat display case at the butcher shop is currently between 30 and 40 percent of its total capacity, and fears beef could be the next meat product to be hard to find at shops. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring meat processing plants “critical infrastructure,” an attempt to curve the possibility of a nationwide meat shortage. His brother, Matt Dutcher, serves as the stores general manager, and says product as been hard come by at times. Additionally, he explains Red and White has had to reduce some products they offer because of those supplier issues, putting out less chicken spiedies and marinated chicken. Jesse Dutcher emphasized the store is bigger than any one product or person. Matt Dutcher told 12 News the store is hoping to get three supply shipments in the next coming days to hopefully restock their cases for the weekend.  TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) – The Red and White of Chenango Bridge’s deli and butcher shop is one of many butcher shops across the country feeling the heat during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve struggled getting pork for the last two weeks,” Dutcher said. “Suppliers are telling me it’s going to be okay… but when the truck shows up, we’re not always getting what we need.”last_img read more

first_imgThe government claims it has ensured there will be a sufficient supply of food to avoid a potential food crisis following the COVID-19 outbreak.The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in March of the impacts of the pandemic on the world’s food supplies, with the shipping industry experiencing a slowdown in activity due to port closures in several regions.Maximo Torero Cullen, the organization’s chief economist and assistant director general of economic and social development, said these logistical barriers would potentially disrupt the food supply chain over the next few weeks, as reported by tempo.co. He added that the government would focus on strengthening the country’s food production capacity from June until September in response to the FAO’s warning.“We have no doubts that we can get through all of this. We have temporary and permanent plans.”Syahrul said the government had prepared alternative plans if the situation worsened, such as converting swamps into fields and plantations. “We have around 160 ha of land in Central Kalimantan that can be used to produce around 70,000 tons of rice.”Another option is to diversify local food products to fulfill demand across the country.“We’re also going to make use of regions’ reserves to fulfill demand in various provinces,” Syahrul said, adding that regional administrations would provide support to farmers in the form of seeds and fertilizer.In addition, the government will promote household and urban farming to help meet national food needs.Topics : Responding to the warning, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo said on Thursday that the government had anticipated the issue by ensuring there were supplies of 11 basic food products: rice, corn, shallot, garlic, red chili, red-eye chili, beef, chicken, egg, sugar and cooking oil.He added that the government had dedicated around 6 million hectares of land for the production of such food products. “In the meantime, our rice stocks remain sufficient, as we will still have around 6.84 million tons by of the end of this month”, said Syahrul.Read also: Indonesian farmers suffer pandemic-related losses in Maylast_img read more

first_imgThis block of units sold for $2 million.THE multimillion-dollar sale of a block of three units on a prestigious Gold Coast street has made the owners $300,000 within 12 months.John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach director Luke Henderson said the $2 million sale of the units at 182 Hedges Ave showed how much the Mermaid Beach market had jumped within the space of a year. 182 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.“The vendors bought the units only 12 months ago for $1.7 million but their circumstances changed so they released the units back onto the market,’’ Mr Henderson said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The property was not on the market long before it was snapped up by another investor for $2 million. “It just shows you how strongly the market is running at the moment.”The vendors had only given the property minor updates after buying it last year. 182 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Henderson said the suburb was also undergoing a period of revitalisation with homes either being renovated or replaced and commercial properties along the Gold Coast Highway being overhauled.center_img 182 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Henderson said the median prices for houses and apartments in Mermaid Beach had surged during the past five years.CoreLogic data shows the median price of houses is up 6.4 per cent over 12 months to $1.49 million, while unit values are up 4.3 per cent, to $417,250.“There has been a number of factors influencing the demand, but I think one of the key reasons why Mermaid Beach is in strong demand is that it is one of the few beachfront suburbs on the Gold Coast where high-rise towers are not allowed,’’ he said.“That means property buyers can be guaranteed that will still have that quiet neighbourhood feel while still having all the benefits of living close to the beach.”last_img read more

first_imgOn 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Mr Williams said the three-bedroom timber home was solid and constructed with French doors and windows throughout. The 12m long and 3.5m wide veranda is stunning with views down towards one of two permanent creeks on the property.“At 200ft above sea level the home is situated in the centre of the property, with panoramic views out to the coast,” he said.“Other features include a four-bay powered shed, 38,000L rainwater tank and mature tropical fruit trees such as avocados, mangosteen, citrus, jackfruit and lychees. There are birds and wildlife to spot, plenty of privacy and the opportunity to take advantage of the unique eco-tourism potential.” On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.NESTLED in the foreground of Japoon National Park and Tully Gorge National Park lies a home and sprawling land that will entice even the most hardcore citydweller for a peek at what life could be like.On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Ray White Mission Beach agent Dick Williams said it was an exciting opportunity to list the idyllic property just 30 minutes from Mission Beach, 15 minutes from Kurrimine Beach and 30 minutes from the business centre of Cassowary Coast capital Innisfail. On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.“The owners have moved onto the coast because they needed more space for cattle. They had a great life bringing up the family there,” he said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“I think it’s really appealing to people from Cairns or the greater region, it’s an escape, something for someone to get to on the weekend — it has a decent home and shed. “It’d be lovely for someone who is locked in Cairns for work to have this place that they can escape to on the weekend.”There are 25 acres of cleared land including a fenced eight-acre and one- acre paddock. Another 15 acres could be cleared with minimal effort. There is also 40 acres of old growth rainforest with Silky Oak and other species.last_img read more

first_imgNorway-based shipowner 2020 Bulkers has entered into a time charter agreement for one of its Newcastlemax newbuilds with a subsidiary of commodity trading and mining company Glencore.The ship, Bulk Shanghai, is scheduled for delivery in early November 2019.The newbuild is the fourth ship that would be handed over to 2020 Bulkers from New Times Shipbuilding in China this year.Under the latest agreement, the 224,100 cbm bulker will commence an 11-13 month time charter upon delivery. It will earn an index-linked rate, reflecting a significant premium to the Baltic 5TC index, according to 2020 Bulkers.The time charter also includes a profit sharing of any economic benefit derived from operating the vessel´s scrubber, the company added.In July, the company also agreed time charter agreements for the first three vessels with Koch Supply & Trading, part of Koch Industries.2020 Bulkers has two Newcastlemax drybulk vessels in operation and six Newcastlemaxes under construction in China. All vessels are expected to be delivered by May 2020 and will be fitted with scrubbers.Related:First Newcastlemax Newbuild Joins 2020 Bulkers2020 Bulkers Welcomes Second Newbuildlast_img read more

first_img 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share NewsRegional Haitian camp populations decline but hardships remain by: – October 1, 2011 Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos (right) meets residents of Accra camp in Haiti. UN photoPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) still in camps in Haiti after their homes were destroyed by last year’s catastrophic earthquake has declined from 1.5 million to 600,000, but hardship in the settlements has not eased, the United Nations humanitarian chief said on Friday at end of her three-day visit to the country.Valerie Amos, the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, visited the Accra camp, which hosts 25,500 people in the commune of Delmas and spoke to residents, who told her that they lived in fear of eviction because they had nowhere else to go.Representatives of the camp’s women’s committee narrated their daily challenges of caring for their families in an environment where there are no job opportunities and living in cramped conditions with poor lighting that put them at risk of gender-based violence.Limited funding has led to a decline in the number of humanitarian agencies working in key sectors, such as water and sanitation and camp management. Hundreds of latrines are now unusable and overflow, especially during the current rainy season, posing significant health risks, even as efforts to keep the cholera epidemic at bay continue.“We cannot forget the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people still in camps,” said Amos, who is also the UN emergency relief coordinator. Humanitarian organizations, including UN agencies, have appealed for $382 million for relief operations in Haiti this year, but that request is only 52 percent funded.“The scale of destruction and suffering caused by the earthquake and the cholera epidemic, combined with Haiti’s high vulnerability to natural disasters, are the visible part of the iceberg. What we need is more strategic decision-making and coordination that looks at improving longer-term structural issues,” said Amos.She also visited the first ever sewage treatment centre in Haiti, which was started with initial funding from the UN-managed Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and is now run by the Haitian Water Authority with support from the UN.Cholera has claimed the lives of more than 6,300 people in Haiti, and the disease has affected an estimated 450,000 others since October last year.Amos said will be speaking to donor representatives both in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, and in New York to stress that resources were still required for humanitarian services, which should be provided simultaneously with the ongoing development and reconstruction work.Amos added that she briefly met with President Michel Martelly on Wednesday, who she said made it clear that his focus is on economic growth and creating conditions conducive for investment so that people can have job opportunities.“My sense from speaking to the president, and it was a brief meeting, is that he is frustrated because he wants investment, he wants economic growth, he wants jobs for the people, he wants development,” she said. Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

first_imgJeonbuk Hyundai Motors players defend a Yokohama F. Marino free kick during their AFC Champions League group H football match in Jeonju In a chance-filled first half, Jeonbuk also had their moments but Yokohama could have gone further ahead when Ado Onaiwu had a shot cleared off the line and Nakagawa fired narrowly wide.Read Also: Euro 2020: Barca’s Dembele out of tournament after hamstring surgeryJeonbuk’s chances of a comeback sank when Son Jun-ho received his second yellow card, but a moment of madness from Yokohama goalkeeper Yuji Kajikawa gave the hosts hope with 10 minutes left.Kajikawa needlessly charged out to intercept a long ball and missed it completely, gifting substitute Jo Kyu-seong an empty net. However, Jeonbuk soon lost their second player when Lee Yong was carded twice in two minutes.Only two games were played on Tuesday as ties involving Chinese teams – Guangzhou Evergrande in Group G, and Shanghai SIPG in Group H – have been postponed until April over the deadly coronavirus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta produced a magical display on his Asian Champions League debut Wednesday to inspire Japan’s Vissel Kobe to a 5-1 thrashing of Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim. The 35-year-old, who won four European Cups in a glittering career with the Spanish giants, set up the home side’s opening goal after 13 minutes, threading a defence-splitting pass for hat-trick hero Keijiro Ogawa to lob over goalkeeper Farizal Marlias. Vissel Kobe midfielder Keijiro Ogawa fires home as Johor Darul Ta’zim defender Aidil Zafuan looks on during their AFC Champions League group G football match at Misaki Park Stadium in Kobe A handball by Iniesta’s former Barca teammate Thomas Vermaelen allowed the visitors to equalise from the spot through Safawi Rasid on 27 minutes. But parity vanished less than 60 seconds later when Kyogo Furuhashi slammed in a shot from the edge of the box to restore Kobe’s advantage, before Brazilian striker Douglas forced a sharp save from Marlias. With Iniesta spraying passes from deep, Vissel could have been out of sight by half-time in their Group G opener, especially if their players had been on Iniesta’s wavelength. World Cup winner Iniesta, who joined the J-League club on a monster, three-year deal almost two years ago, played a key part in Kobe’s third goal 13 minutes into the second half. The little sorcerer conjured a filthy no-look pass for Gotoku Sakai, who teed up Ogawa for the bleach-blond striker’s second of the night, before Douglas added a brilliant solo goal seven minutes later. As the floodgates threatened to open, Iniesta dinked an inch-perfect cross onto the head of Ogawa to complete his hat-trick after 72 minutes. He was substituted to a standing ovation two minutes from time, turning to bow to the pitch as is the Japanese custom, before taking his place on the bench. Iniesta, who captured 32 major trophies with Barcelona, is chasing a third title with Kobe after helping them to their maiden Emperor’s Cup triumph in January and a first Japanese Super Cup last weekend. – Nine-man Jeonbuk – Elsewhere, in Group H, Ange Postecoglou’s Yokohama F Marinos won 2-1 in an entertaining clash with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, who finished with nine men. Teruhito Nakagawa twice went close for Yokohama before he set up the opener, crossing to Keita Endo who half-volleyed the visitors ahead just after the half-hour. Endo also had a hand in Yokohama’s second, when his cross was intercepted by unfortunate Jeonbuk defender Kim Jin-su who prodded the ball into his own net.last_img read more

first_imgBetty Sue Lauber, of the Hopewell community near Holton, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:16pm, at the age of 83.  She was born in Holton on June 19, 1937 the daughter of Arthur and Blanche Hammon Ross.  Betty was married to Denver Lauber on June 19, 1954, and he preceded her in death on February 22, 2018.  Survivors include four children: Garry (Marcia) Lauber of Plymouth, Barry (Cynthia) Lauber of Holton, Deborah (Terry) Baker of Loveland, Colorado, and Steven (Mindy) Lauber of Dillsboro.  She has 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren: three sisters Margaret (James) Gallenstein of Peoria, Arizona, Bonnie Walsh of Carmel and Mary Dennie of Columbus.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother William (Bill) Ross.  Betty was a 1958 graduate of Holton High School.  Besides being a homemaker, Betty worked for 33 years as a secretary in the Holton and South Ripley School Corporation. With a tremendous heart for children, she served as a Sunday school/Bible school teacher and church camp counselor. Her volunteer services included serving as a small group leader across Southeastern Indiana presenting the Think Smart Stay Safe Program, impacting the lives of many children.  Many hours were spent brightening the lives of the residents at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood by giving weekly manicures. Some of her many hobbies included coaching girls’ softball and boys’ baseball, baking and cake decorating, sewing, painting, tending her flowers, fishing, and was an avid reader. Betty was a longtime member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, serving in many roles. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm at the Hopewell Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Dan Barringer officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund or the Hopewell Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Due to current restrictions implicated by the Indiana governor during the Covid 19 pandemic, everyone will be respectfully asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing.last_img read more