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_imgCUNA’s Monthly Credit Union Estimates for May 2019 shows a continuation of slowing loan and membership growth: credit union memberships increased just 0.31%, the slowest May increase since 2014. Moreover, loan portfolios were up just 0.57%, the weakest May loan growth since 2011 (shortly after the 2009 recession).“The slowdown in credit union loan growth was led by outstanding new automobile loans, which fell 0.02% in May, representing its fifth straight month of negative growth—the first time that has occurred since 2011,” said Jordan van Rijn, CUNA senior economist. “Despite the slowdown in credit union loan growth, credit cards, fixed-rate mortgages, commercial loans and second mortgages each grew by more than 1.0% in May.”Savings were up a strong 1.30% in May, despite savings growth typically slowing in late spring and summer.“In fact, this was the fastest increase in savings during the month of May since 2008, during the height of the financial crisis,” van Rijn noted. “The slowdown in loan growth and uptick in savings may be indications that consumers are concerned about future prospects for economic growth and earnings, particularly in light of increased trade tensions.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgLaurel, In. — Our news gathering partners at the Franklin County Observer are reporting Laurel School principal, Lisa Baudenstil has been placed on a Kidney Transplant list after suffering from kidney reflux for more than 20-years.For many years she lived a normal, active life with one functioning kidney, but that changed last year when doctors told her the organ was no longer functioning effectively.Over the last year, she has endured screenings, blood work and classes to determine if she is a suitable organ recipient.For now, Baudenstil waits for a possible donor. Information about organ donation can be found online here.last_img read more

first_img Press Association The 41-year-old, who also played for AC Milan and Tottenham, will fill the vacancy left by the retired Alan O’Neill after completing his UEFA B Licence with the Football Association of Ireland. Manager Noel King said: “Carlo Cudicini is coming in to the do the goalkeepers initially. We’ll see how it goes and work together to try and win the game obviously. “His experience will be a great help to us. It won’t be just goalkeeping – we’ll include him as we do with all our staff in the preparation. We’ll value his views and hopefully that’ll add strength to us. “We’re thankful to Alan O’Neill, who has been with us and the Association for a great number of years and has been a great servant. He has to move on due to work commitments, and we’ll look forward to a successful time with Carlo.” center_img Former Chelsea keeper Carlo Cudicini has joined the Republic of Ireland Under-21s coaching staff for Thursday’s European Under-21s Championship qualifier against Andorra. last_img read more

first_imgBBC SportJordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge scored twice as Liverpool beat Swansea in a thriller to tighten their grip on fourth place in the Premier League.Sturridge’s opener came two minutes in and Henderson soon bent in a second.But Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back with a fine 20-yard shot and Wilfried Bony headed in off Martin Skrtel to level.The two sides of LiverpoolLiverpool’s 70 goals make them top-scorers in the league, above Manchester City, but only four teams have kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season. And only Newcastle in the top half of the table have conceded more than Liverpool’s 35 goals. Sturridge headed in his second from Luis Suarez’s cross but Bony pulled Swansea level from the penalty spot before Henderson stabbed in the winner.The best and worst of Liverpool was once again on show as the Reds closed the gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea to four points.But manager Brendan Rodgers was once again relying on his team’s attacking class to override its defensive deficiencies as they maintained their bid to end a five-season exile from the Champions League.There were flashes of fine forward play as Sturridge became only the second player to score in eight consecutive Premier League matches, taking his tally to 18 league goals for the season in the process.The Reds are now the Premier League’s top scorers with 70 goals but looked ragged at the back far too often for Rodgers’s comfort. Play media Advertisement  Rodgers salutes ‘brilliant win’Garry Monk’s Swansea, who remain four points above the relegation zone, deserve credit for the way they fought back from Liverpool’s early goals, and showed no little quality themselves after the exertions of Thursday’s goalless draw with Napoli in the Europa League.The hosts moved in front after just two minutes when Raheem Sterling played through Sturridge, who took the ball around visiting keeper Michel Vorm and clipped it into an empty net.But the Reds were far from convincing, and Swansea had created two chances for Bony before Henderson doubled their advantage. Sturridge chased down a long ball from Suarez and drifted in from the right before laying off for Henderson to bend a shot into the top corner.But two minutes later the visitors made good on their early threat, Nathan Dyer cutting in from the right and feeding former Liverpool man Shelvey, who curled a first-time shot into the top corner off the underside of the bar.Suarez the creatorSuarez has not scored in five matches in all competitions but, with nine, he now has the joint highest number of goal assists in the Premier League – as well as being top scorer with 23.And Monk’s side were level four minutes later when Jonathan de Guzman’s free-kick was headed in by Bony via a deflection off Skrtel. But Liverpool restored their advantage 10 minutes before the break when Philippe Coutinho found Suarez and the Uruguayan lifted a cross to the far post for Sturridge to head in.Again the lead was destined not to last. Two minutes after the interval Skrtel was penalised for his grapple with Bony in the area and the Swansea striker found the corner with the resulting spot-kick.As the hosts looked to go back in front, Vorm turned wide from Suarez and Skrtel headed over from the Steven Gerrard corner that followed. Swansea deserved something – MonkDe Guzman bent a free-kick just wide at the other end but with 15 minutes left Henderson stabbed the Reds ahead for the third time.Suarez’s shot was blocked by Ashley Williams and after Vorm blocked Henderson’s first shot the England midfielder prodded in the rebound from six yards.Liverpool were not about to give up the lead again and Gerrard even had a late effort deflected on to the post by Chico Flores as they pressed for a fifth.Watch videolast_img read more