Dorms across campus promote community through specialty masses

first_imgGoing to Mass involves a community coming together for prayer and worship. Across campus, however, dorm Masses are taking this idea of community a step further by incorporating an element after Mass that does not involve hymns or readings: food. Whether it’s “Sundaes on Sunday” at Cavanaugh Hall or Keough Hall’s “Root Beer Float Mass,” dorm communities have decided to extend their time together outside of the chapel to gather after Mass for food and camaraderie. Senior Tommy Clarke was one of the founders of Morrissey Hall’s “s’Morrissey Mass” that takes place on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and afterwards offers a s’mores dip and graham crackers for Mass-goers.“The best way to bring people together: bring people around a campfire,” Clarke said. “We take a lot of pride with how we do Mass and how we do our spiritual life here in Morrissey.”Clarke said s’Morrissey Mass had some initial challenges, such as the weather posing a problem. Now, they only have s’mores outdoors on special occasions, such as the first s’Morrissey Mass of the year Wednesday. Other times, Clarke said, s’mores dip is enjoyed indoors where students and hall staff can be found dipping graham crackers in a dip comprised of melted chocolate and marshmallows.“We perfected our recipe, we like to say, and we brought quite a few people back — especially with people outside of our dorm, even,” Clarke said.Fr. Paul Doyle is the rector of Dillon Hall, home of “Milkshake Mass.” This Thursday night event is one of the most popular dorm food Masses on campus, and it was started in October of 1997.“This was an effort on our part to try to offer something wholesome and social right there,” Doyle said. “It’s always been social. … It was just a chance to have some fellowship after mass.”The most milkshakes Dillon Hall has made on one night is 308, Doyle said. He said Dillon residents make the 16-ounce milkshakes using a blender that processes a gallon every turn, and on a typical Thursday night, the hall goes through about 38 gallons of ice cream. Any extra milkshakes from Milkshake Mass, Doyle said, go to Dillon’s sister dorm, Welsh Family Hall.“It’s Thursday night when people want something to do other than study, and it’s a nice way to end the day,” he said. “We’re the first food Mass, but … it’s all about fellowship. That’s what people need to find strength in the community.”Alyssa Daly, sophomore and hospitality commissioner for Ryan Hall, is involved in organizing Ryan Hall’s Waffle Mass that takes place Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. Especially for freshmen, she said, the Mass is designed to help them get to meet people around the dorm, such as their in-residence priest, Fr. Joe Carey.“I think because of the community-building that comes out of it, it’s just a chance to talk to people,” Daly said. “Something we’re doing this year is on the first Wednesday of the month we’re doing Belgian waffles instead of Eggos.”Clarke also emphasized the importance of community during these specialty masses.“I think that the Mass can bring people together in prayer and really develop our spiritual lives and our relationship with God, and I think it’s important to do that together,” he said. “But I think our s’mores can bring together people for that other aspect of their lives, that community-building.”A full list of specialty dorm Masses is available on Campus Ministry’s website.Tags: Dillon Hall, food, Mass, Morrissey Hall, Ryan Halllast_img read more

MBA club hosts blockchain innovation challenge

first_imgAs a soon-to-graduate Notre Dame MBA candidate with an interest in technology, Vinod Krishnadas noticed a recruiting trend that did not sit well with him. “Recruiters tend to look for technology talent on the West Coast, and then they jump all the way across to the East Coast, and so they kind of skip the entire Midwest,” Krishnadas, president of the MBA Technology Club, said. “So we wanted to give students a platform to showcase their technology talent and their capability.”He hopes the MBA Tech Club’s first ever MBA Tech Innovation Challenge can serve as that platform. Krishnadas said the Tech Innovation Challenge will kick off Notre Dame’s IDEA Week Friday where teams will present strategies for blockchain technology utilization. Eight teams from Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, the University of Maryland, University of California Irvine and Arizona State University will compete for prizes of $6,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business. Krishnadas said the teams were selected from a pool of 20 first-round competitors after completing a challenge to showcase their overall understanding of blockchain technology. For the second and final round, they must present strategies for applying blockchain technology to the practice of value-added taxation. The competition has reinforced Krishnadas’ perception that Mendoza graduate students are interested in technology and have tech talent to offer, he said. Nine teams from Notre Dame entered the competition, and two have reached the final round. Jake Downs, a member of one of the final-round Notre Dame teams, said none of his team members had a blockchain technology background, but they wanted to apply their MBA knowledge to a new topic that has recently become trendy with the rise of Bitcoin. “It’s been a lot of fun to tackle a subject that no one in our group knows anything about, so we’re all trying to learn something on the fly and come up with a solution that makes sense,” Downs said.Ajit Vaidya, a member of the other final-round Notre Dame team and a longtime member of the MBA Tech Club, said he and some of of his teammates had technology backgrounds and had been fascinated by blockchain technology before entering the competition. Even so, he said the competition prompted them to learn more about the technology. “We realize that there is so much more to learn each time we meet together as a team. As we’ve explored different applications of the technology, we’ve come to realize the pain points of a variety of stakeholders as the technology finds its use in supply chain, financial reporting, tax fraud, refugee management and diamonds trading, just to name a few,” Vaidya said in an email.The teams will present their ideas in 30-minute segments starting at 1 p.m. Friday. Mendoza faculty and representatives from sponsors Thomson Reuters and SAP will judge the competition. The final round is open to the public, and audience members will be allowed to ask questions of each team. “That goes back to the ethos of this competition, which is to make it a learning opportunity for everyone involved,” Krishnadas said. “Some of the judges when we started off either didn’t have a good sense of blockchain, or didn’t have a good sense of tax. So I think between the organizers, the teams, the judges and the audience, you know, everyone’s going to learn something from this competition.”Tags: mba technology club, tech innovation challengelast_img read more

Hike! NFL Pros Randall Cobb, Joique Bell & Ahman Green to Make Broadway Debuts in Rock of Ages

first_img Directed by Kristin Hanggi and featuring a book by Chris D’Arienzo, Rock of Ages borrows rock hits of the 1980s to tell the story of showbiz lovers in L.A. The score includes “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” and more. View Comments Rock of Ages Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows The jocks are playing with the theater kids. Current and former football greats are celebrating Super Bowl week with Rock of Ages on the Main Stem. Randall Cobb, Joique Bell and Ahman Green will make their Broadway debuts with more names to be announced soon as part of Rock of Ages’ week-long celebration of the football championship dubbed #BroadwayBlitz. Kickoff is January 28 when Green Bay Packer wide receiver Randall Cobb will make his Broadway bow. Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell will stride onto the Great White Way on January 29, followed by four-time Pro-Bowl running back Ahman Green at the matinee performance on February 1.last_img read more

New Expose: Salesman Run ‘Tortured’ Philip Seymour Hoffman

first_img Ethan Hawke, who starred with Hoffman in the movie Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead said he never saw Hoffman drink until A Death of a Salesman. According to the article, Hoffman told a friend that after 23 years sober, he felt he could risk drinking “in moderation.” Dying eight times a week as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman on Broadway took its toll on Philip Seymour Hoffman, according to Rolling Stone. In David Browne’s obit of the late, great actor, friends said Hoffman was never the same after his acclaimed run in the classic Arthur Miller play in 2012. “That play tortured him,” David Katz, the Broadway director and playwright (John Leguizamo’s Freak) who found Hoffman dead in his West Village apartment, told the magazine. “He was miserable through that entire run. No matter what he was doing, he knew that at 8:00 that night he’d do that to himself again.” Katz added that Hoffman confided to him that he didn’t want to act in theater again after the three-month run “for a while.” Three-time Tony nominee Hoffman was found dead of a heroin overdose on February 2014. A longtime supporter of the theater scene, his will stated that he preferred that his son Cooper live in Manhattan, Chicago or San Francisco, so that he “will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer.” View Commentslast_img read more

HESTA, major Australian retirement fund, completes divestment from thermal coal

first_imgHESTA, major Australian retirement fund, completes divestment from thermal coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Sydney Morning Herald:The $52 billion super fund for healthcare workers has divested holdings in thermal coal companies under a new climate policy that commits to ‘net zero’ emissions across the entire portfolio by 2050.HESTA’s updated climate plan involves reducing absolute carbon emissions across its investment portfolio by 33% within the decade and 100% by 2050, in an effort to bring its investment strategy in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.The role of large super fund investors to limit emissions has increasingly come to the fore after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report found there would be “long-lasting or irreversible” impacts to the environment if warming exceeded 1.5 degrees.“Climate change is probably the single most important issue that we’ll be facing over the next century and really, for us, it’s so important because it’s a material financial risk for our portfolio,” HESTA chief executive Debby Blakey said. “We are the generation that needs to address this, and we really do need an urgent response.”The emissions reduction targets will apply to the fund’s entire portfolio – including passively held stocks and unlisted asset classes – and the plan also includes increasing investments in low-carbon assets, like renewable energy or green infrastructure.HESTA’s new climate policy applies this exclusion to all thermal coal companies, including retrospective investments, and a spokesman confirmed the fund had divested from Coal India as well as its holding in Whitehaven Coal, a company running four coal mines in NSW and Queensland.[Charlotte Grieve]More: Super giant HESTA divests coal, commits to ‘net zero’ investments by 2050last_img read more

Keeping your strategic plan in focus

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As we approach the end of the year, many financial institutions are wrapping up their 2016 plans and getting ready for the next phase – execution. This is where the real work begins. You’ve spent the better part of 2015 preparing for this next chapter. It’s time to put the pieces in place so those plans become actions when the calendar flips to 2016.Hopefully, your financial institution won’t fall into the trap that so many other organizations do. They breathe a sigh of relief that planning is over for a while. They tuck all of their papers and reports back into their respective folders, and they forget about most of what was discussed until it’s time to start planning for the next year.Here are three ways to help you avoid this:Make goal review part of every monthly board meeting. The first thing your board members should see in their board books/packets, even before the meeting agenda, is a list of 2016 goals with a status update for each one. Board members must stay in the know. continue reading »last_img read more

How critical is the weather for the SpaceX launch?

first_imgNasa and SpaceX were due to send four astronauts to the International Space Station late on Saturday – but then the weather changed their plans.Crew-1 is currently scheduled to blast off on Sunday but their most recent launch, in May 2020, was delayed several days by bad weather.- Advertisement – With lives at stake in a multi-million pound lift off, just how important is the weather is to getting space travel right? – Advertisement –last_img

In 2017, the most sought after workers were in the activities of providing accommodation and food preparation and serving

first_imgSource: CES In other activities, 11.054 persons were employed in seasonal jobs, and the most in the following activities: administrative and support service – 3.152, processing – 1.627 transport and storage – 1.180, agriculture, forestry and fishing – 1.049. of Arts, Entertainment and Recreation – 959.Most seasonal workers by counties are employed in: Split-Dalmatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Istria and Vukovar-Srijem counties.Outside the place of residence, 13.324 persons are employed on seasonal jobs, and only in the activity of providing accommodation and preparation and serving of food and wholesale and retail trade, 10.265 persons, which is a total of 77%. Out of the total number of employed persons outside the registry office, the most employed are from the area of ​​continental Croatia, namely from Osijek-Baranja, Vukovar-Srijem, Sisak-Moslavina and Brod-Posavina counties. It is interesting how the data show that most of the seasonal workforce still comes from Slavonia, and thus proves that continental tourism certainly has an experienced and qualified workforce, which is one of the foundations of quality tourism development.Continental tourism as well as Slavonia can certainly make a living from tourism throughout the year and have better tourist traffic than sea tourism because tourist activities can be generated in 12 months. As we can see in the positive examples of Austria, Switzerland, Bavaria and Slovenia, which is proactively pushing forward and its time is yet to come, we have all the potential, we just lack strategic development, a complete tourism product and turn those potentials into resources.On the other hand, I personally believe that tourism is Slavonia’s chance for quality development and prosperity and a positive engine for the development of other industries, unfortunately not agriculture and large companies, because capital does not go where there is a negative atmosphere and is not desirable. stopping the exodus of young people from Slavonia. Unfortunately, time is running out and Slavonia does not have time to wait 10 years for things to move for the better, so the Initiative to hold the Day of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia is more than crucial to raise awareness and initiate strategic development of tourism in Slavonia and the continent.Related news:WORK DAYS IN TOURISM IN OSIJEK, ZAGREB AND SPLITLABOR MARKET IN 2017: 34% MORE ADVERTISEMENTS, MOST FOR TOURISMSALARIES IN TOURISM ARE 22% LOWER THAN THE AVERAGEcenter_img In 2017, the most sought after workers were in the activities of providing accommodation, food preparation and serving and wholesale and retail trade, a total of 28.508 workers, mainly waiters / waitresses, maids, salesmen / cooks, cleaners, cleaners, kitchen workers / kitchen workers, assistant cooks / assistant cooks, assistant waiters / assistant waitresses, receptionists, tourist animators / tourist animators, etc., point out the Croatian Employment Service.In 2017, 25.234 persons from the records of the Bureau were employed in the activities of providing accommodation, preparation and serving of food and wholesale and retail of food, mainly waiters / waitresses, maids, cooks, salesmen, assistant cooks. , cleaners of kitchen workers / kitchen workers, assistant waiters / waitresses, receptionists, but also other professions.last_img read more

Valamar is donating a thousand overnight stays this year as well

first_imgEach association will be informed in writing about the exact number of approved overnight stays, the number of children and leaders in the group, the duration of free holidays, as well as the proposal of a possible date, destination and facility where the group will be able to stay, Valamar points out. Donations will be realized in mutual agreement of the donor and recipient of the donation in accordance with free capacities and organizational possibilities of group accommodation and available dates during the pre-season and post-season 2018. With each of the associations approved by the donation Valamar Riviera dd will sign a donation agreement. For the fifth year in a row, Valamar Riviera is enabling children with certain health problems, children with special needs and without adequate parental care, and children from low-income families to spend their holidays in their facilities from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik.In the competition for the donation program “A Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea”, which was open from April 10 to April 20, 2018, Valamar Riviera received a total of 26 valid applications. The Valamar Riviere Commission has decided to grant all associations that have submitted a valid application a certain number of holiday days within this year’s total fund of one thousand nights with boarding service included, taking into account the quality of the registered program and previous participation. Institutions, schools and registered associations based in the Republic of Croatia could apply for the competition. In the past four years of the project, more than 1500 children and leaders from all over Croatia spent their summers in Valamar’s facilities, and in 2017 alone, more than a thousand overnight stays were donated for more than 300 children and leaders.”A Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea” is carried out within the Valamar program of socially responsible business “Big Heart of Valamar”. This program actively and continuously supports associations and initiatives in the local community, cares for the most vulnerable and most needy sections of society and further encourages the development of a culture of reciprocity. Valamar Riviera is the only company in Croatia that received the Pride of Croatia award for this program last year, and the Croatian Public Relations Association Grand Prix for communication for the same program this year.LIST OF ASSOCIATIONS TO WHICH VALAMAR RIVIERA WILL AWARD GRANTS IN 2018:Association of foster parents and family homes “Nada”, IvanecZIPKA Association of foster parents for children and youth of Varaždin County, VaraždinRehabilitation Center Varaždin, Pustodol BranchSANUS club for parents of children suffering from and treated for malignant diseases, SplitAssociation “Big heart to small heart”, ZagrebSociety for Improving the Quality of Life of Poor and Orphaned Children “MALI ZMAJ”, ZagrebCroatian Association of the Blind, ZagrebMalteser Association, Zagreb”Happy Mom”, Association for Single Parents and Single Parents, ZagrebCenter for Education Velika GoricaElementary school “Ljubo Babic”, JastrebarskoElementary school Komarevo, Sisak (Gornje Komarevo)Association of Foster Parents PGŽ DAMDOM, RijekaAssociation of Young Roma “Roma Future”, RijekaIzvor Community Service Center, SelceAssociation of Persons with Disabilities of the City of OpatijaAssociation of Foster Parents of Vukovar-Srijem County “Zagrljaj”, VukovarAssociation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities “Sunflower”, Nova GradiškaSports club Croatia, PožegaAssociation for Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities “Latice”, KoprivnicaAssociation of the Blind of Koprivnica-Križevci County, KoprivnicaAssociation of foster parents for children “Smile”, ĐurđevacAssociation of foster parents of children and adults “Big Heart”, ČazmaI. Elementary school ČakovecAssociation of Foster Parents of Međimurje, ČakovecAutism Association “Pogled”, Nedelišćelast_img read more

Birmingham summit provides sounding board for property

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