Saint Mary’s hosts yearly Involvement and Resource Fair

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted its annual Involvement and Resource Fair on Wednesday, which showcased over 120 organizations students can participate this academic year. Representatives from school and social clubs, on- and off campus-departments and organizations and local volunteer groups from the South Bend community could be found interacting with students. Students passed the time learning about resources and opportunities available to them. One such volunteer group was called Lot2545. Gina Twardosz | The Observer Saint Mary’s Involvement and Resource Fair took place Wednesday in the College’s Angela Athletic Center. Belles could use the event to survey a variety of extracurricular options, including academic clubs, club sports and volunteer groups.“We work in Uganda with guys that are either currently or formerly called the streets home,” Amanda Jones, the organization’s founder, said. “Whether that’s going back to school, doing vocational training, starting a small business or even reuniting with family.”Other volunteer groups such as conflict resolution program TAKE10 were found utilizing the event to get students interested in their program. “We have volunteers from Holy Cross, Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s [which] go out into the community and teach our conflict resolution curriculum to kids,” Notre Dame junior Madison Kuehl said. TAKE10 operates outside of the Robinson Center on Eddy Street. They have been using the tri-campus activity fairs to recruit for some time, Kuehl said. “We come to these and get a lot of volunteers,” she said.The fair is not limited to volunteer groups, but includes sport clubs, such as women’s water polo, as well. “A lot of people don’t know what water polo is, but I’m teaching them today,” said sophomore and women’s water polo captain Lindsey Shank said. “This is our first year at Saint Mary’s [career fair] because I’m the captain and I just came to Saint Mary’s, so I decided to have a table here. We usually just do the activity fair at ND, but we’re expanding.” Other academic clubs such as Physics Club, Math Club and French Club also sent representatives to the event.“Physics is a small major, and we want to make sure anyone who’s interested in it knows we’re here,” senior Gabi Beach said. “In general, I feel like we’re more of a social club for physics and other STEM majors, to just meet everyone else in it and feel comfortable to ask for help.” She said Physics Club is a good option for students interested in exploring engineering. “Any sort of people who are thinking about engineering, it’s probably a good club to join to just open your options up,” she said.Junior Mary Blake said Math Club is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities related to mathematics.“Math Club is a student-run club that promotes math through the SMC community and helps students know what opportunities are out there for people interested in math,” Blake said. “[The Involvement and Resource Fair] helps students know that we have a math club, and know more about what we’re about and what opportunities we have for them.”The fair also saw some previously moribund clubs, such as French Club, make their return to the activities scene. “French Club is something that was started at Saint Mary’s several years ago, but we haven’t been pursuing French Club for a couple years because it was hard to keep our numbers up,” senior Hailey Cramer-Stevens said. “So we’re just starting the club back up this year and we right now are just organizing things, seeing what people really want on campus.”Some students who attended the event, such as freshman Skye Sharp, said they were seeking to expand their horizons.“I just wanted to enroll in a bunch of different stuff I wasn’t involved in in high school, and I want to branch out,” she said.Sophomore Reina Galvan said she felt similarly and regretted not doing more last year.“I wish I would have done more last year to get involved this year,” she said. “So I guess I can start now.”Veronica Terrell, another sophomore, also said she was trying to expand her involvement from last school year.“I wasn’t as involved as I wanted to be last year, so I just wanted to see what options I could look into this year,” she said.Freshman Abigail Hauser said she left the event having signed up to participate in a variety of organizations represented at the fair. “I was told I should come and sign up for some things from my upperclassmen friends and here I am,” she said. “I joined the Eco Club, [Society of Women Engineers] and I’m thinking about auditioning for the dance team.”Tags: Activities, Involvement and Resource Fair, saint mary’slast_img read more

Fierce Females Take the Stage! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of October 7 to 13

first_imgSATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TINA’S TURNJust in time for the 80th birthday of rock goddess Tina Turner, Broadway audiences get to take a deep dive into her incredible life and career in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. A smash success in London, the stage bio is fueled by Adrienne Warren’s triumphant star turn and more than 20 hit songs, from “Proud Mary” and “River Deep Mountain High” to “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Mamma Mia! mastermind Phyllida Lloyd directs a high-energy production co-written by playwright Katori Hall (The Mountaintop). Warren’s goal? To honor an icon. “I really want her to see how much she’s loved,” the star said of Turner in a Fall Preview feature. “That’s the most important thing.”INFO: Opens November 7 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Tickets start at $79. Illustrations by Tug Rice for  View All (5) Corey Stoll TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8OVER THE RAINBOWA powerful series of poetic monologues, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf caused a sensation in the summer of 1976 when Joseph Papp produced it at the Public Theater, quickly transferring to Broadway. More than 40 years later, Shange’s searing tales of survival in a sexist and racist world feel utterly contemporary, and an all-female production team led by director Leah C. Gardiner is bringing Shange’s “choreopoem”—a phrase she invented to describe drama that combines poetry, dance, music and song—home to the Public. A cast of seven, including Sasha Allen, performs this groundbreaking “black girl’s song,” with original music by Martha Redbone and choreography by Tony nominee Camille A. Brown.INFO: Limited run through November 24 at the Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street). Tickets start at $77. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8QUEEN CHITAImagine a musical theater star whose career spans seven decades of originating roles on Broadway, including multiple collaborations with John Kander and Fred Ebb. Fortunately, you don’t have to imagine it, because Chita Rivera is bringing her astonishing stage resume to life at 54 Below in a return engagement of her sold-out solo concert. For seven performances beginning October 8, the legendary Rivera will share signature moments and memories from West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Visit… you get the picture! This not-to-be-missed evening of “Class” and sass is pure Chita, accompanied by a trio led by her longtime music director Michael Croiter.INFO: 7PM on October 8, 10-13, and 15-16 at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street). Tickets start at $86.50, plus $25 food and beverage minimum. Click for more info. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7WRONG-LY ACCUSEDRoss Golan pens pop hits for Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and many more, but his passion project for the past decade has been The Wrong Man, a song cycle about an innocent man framed for murder in Reno, Nevada. Golan performed his work on stage in L.A. and in an animated film and recently released concept album, then hit the theatrical jackpot when Hamilton director Thomas Kail fell in love with the piece. Now, in the tradition of Jesus Christ Superstar and Tommy, The Wrong Man is set to open on October 7 at MCC Theater as a fully staged sung-through musical starring three-time Tony nominee Joshua Henry. Pause your latest true-crime podcast to see this moving fictional saga unfold.INFO:  Limited run through November 17 at MCC’s Newman Mills Theater (511 West 52nd Street). Tickets start at $29. Mary Beth Peil Star Filescenter_img THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10MR. AND MRS. MACBETHThey might need therapy in 2020, but for now, real-life husband and wife Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers are getting set to co-star as the Scottish king and his verrry ambitious spouse in Classic Stage Company’s exciting new production of Macbeth. Taking time out from his red-hot film career (First Man, the forthcoming Sopranos prequel and Spielberg’s West Side Story), Stoll returns to his Shakespearean roots alongside Bowers, recently seen off-Broadway in the Chekhovian Life Sucks. CSC artistic director John Doyle (a Tony winner for another tale of murder and madness, Sweeney Todd) helms a cast of nine, including Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil as doomed monarch Duncan. Something wicked this way comes, beginning October 10.INFO: Limited run through December 15 at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street). Tickets start at $77. Adrienne Warren Chita Rivera View Comments Any week that spotlights Chita Rivera, Tina Turner, Lady Macbeth and Ntozake Shange’s Colored Girls is a week worth noting. Get to know these powerful ladies in our list of must-do events for the week of October 7 through 13. Joshua Henrylast_img read more

Darker Skies, Darker Behaviors

first_imgAir pollution costs the world approximately $5 trillion a year, or about 7 percent of global GDP, according to the World Bank. This cost is measured in a range of metrics, including lives lost and declines in health and productivity. Such pollution can be seen, felt, smelled, and even tasted. It stings and blurs the eyes, blackens the lungs, and shortens the breath. Even in the United States, about 142 million Americans still reside in counties with dangerously polluted air. Yet air pollution affects more than just our health and our natural environment: Our research shows that air pollution also has a moral cost.Without even realizing it, people around the world may be affected, morally, by air pollution. Recent data on daily changes in wind direction in Chicago and Los Angeles suggest that air pollution increases violent crime. Using both archival and lab data, we took a closer look at the link between air pollution and unethical behavior, finding that the experience of air pollution increased unethical behavior. Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Air Products to sell $394m bond says banker

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ALE Heavylift in two Iberian moves

first_imgIn the first, ALE Heavylift successfully moved a 148 tonne stripper, measuring 34 m in length and with a diameter of 5.2 m, as well as a fractionator weighing 420.5 tonnes measuring 58 m in length. The consignment was moved from Sines harbour to Sines Refinery, Portugal.ALE unloaded the consignment at the quayside and transported it nine kilometres to the site. During the journey, inclines of 10% were encountered. Four 18-axle SPMTs were required to move the stripper while four 28-axle SPMTs were required to move the fractionator.Meanwhile, ALE Heavylift Ibérica undertook the skidding transport of a container crane at Barcelona port. The total distance skidded was 70 m. The movement involved laying rails for the crane 15.42 m apart. The crane weighed 850 tonnes. The loads per leg were 265 tonnes landside and 160 tonnes waterside.last_img read more

STX gets a boost

first_imgThe deal will provide STX Group with a much-needed liquidity boost. STX Pan Ocean – the company’s container shipping arm – reported a net loss of USD399.07 million in the third quarter of 2013 and went into receivership during June 2013 having incurred debts of more than USD4.8 billion.The Korea Development Bank (KDB), which became STX Group’s largest creditor in October 2013, has received approvals from other creditors to implement the rescue measures, with a preliminary deal expected during January, said the reports.www.panocean.comlast_img

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes top charts

first_img“We started [2014] with a record order backlog into the year,” said Matthias Mungensast, sales director for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. “Throughout the year demand for our state-of-the-art cargo handling solution was very stable on a high level.”One highlight for Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane division in 2014 was a large order from a purchasing association of Algerian port operators, which opted for 20 of the LHM model cranes. This order brought the total number of LHM cranes delivered to Algeria to 43.Liebherr said that the LHM 550 was the most successful model of the year, with 35 units shipped worldwide; while the LHM 280 also grew in popularity, with 23 units sold to eight countries.A geographical breakdown of the year showed that Europe (including Russia) was the main region for Liebherr’s mobile harbour cranes, with 42 units delivered in 2014. A close second was the African market, where 33 of Liebherr’s LHM units began operating last year.Customers in Latin America opted for 14 units in 2014, while Liebherr’s Asian customers received the same number of machines.Liebherr is optimistic that 2015 will also be a positive year for its mobile harbour cranes, noting that its LHM order backlog is one of the company’s highest ever.  www.liebherr.comlast_img read more


first_imgCapsicum Culinary Studio – South Africa’s largest chef school – has tasked its chef lecturers to come up with some delicious dishes, perfect for the whole family to enjoy during the current lockdown.Chef Charne Wylie from the school’s Pretoria campus shares her recipe for her delicious and easy-to-make malva pudding – perfect for the winter weather we are currently experiencing – and best served with lashings of cream or custard (or both for the very greedy!)There are various theories on where the name for this traditional South African pudding came from including: The Oxford English Dictionary says it comes from Afrikaans malvalekker, meaning “marshmallow” (ultimately from Latin malva, a mallow), which may arise from a resemblance between the pudding’s texture and that of a marshmallow or a similar Afrikaner sweet, the malvelekker, made with the extract of marshmallow. Malva is also Afrikaans for geranium and a theory is that the batter was originally flavoured with the leaves of the lemon- or rose-scented geranium. Another theory is that the sauce originally contained Malvasia (malmsey) wine. Proponents of this theory include brandy or sherry in the sauce.Malva pudding: (makes 8 portions)For the puddingingredients:2 cups sugar4 eggs2 tblsp apricot jam2½ cups flour2 tsp bicarbPinch salt4 tblsp melted butter2 tblsp vinegar250ml milkMethod:Beat the eggs and sugar well until they are light and fluffy.Add the apricot jam to the egg and sugar mixture.Sift together the flour, bicarb and salt in a separate bowl.Mix together the butter, vinegar and milk and add to the flour mixture. Combine this with the egg and sugar. Bake at 180°C for 45 minutes.For the sauceIngredients:500ml cream250ml butter250ml sugar250ml water and orange juice with a tot or two (to taste) of sherry or brandy. Leave the alcohol out if you don’t drink.MethodBoil together, then pour over pudding when hot.last_img read more

Farmington Hills Police investigate possible ‘stranger danger’

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington Hills Police are conducting increased patrols in the area of Old Forge Lane and Brandywine, after a child reported being approached on Tuesday by a suspicious person.According to police, the April 30 incident happened at around 8 a.m. in the subdivision, which is in the area of 12 Mile and Farmington Roads. The child was standing at a bus stop when a black or dark blue sedan, possibly a Subaru, stopped.The driver, described as an Asian man in his 20s with black and blue hair, and wearing a white shirt and tie, reportedly asked the child to “come over here”. The child ran home, and the man drove away.Police say they have no information about other children being approached in the Farmington Hills area. A possible “stranger danger” incident investigated last month turned out to be a misunderstanding.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2610. Reported bylast_img read more

Infineon and Hella Develop 24 GHz Radar Module for Blind Spot Detection

first_imgInfineon Technologies, together with the German automotive supplier, Hella, has developed innovative radio-frequency components for a radar sensor, which reliably monitors the blind spot in the car’s rear section (Blind Spot Detection). The module saves space and costs through the integration of multiple, formerly separate components into one transceiver (transmitter and receiver at the same time) and features low power consumption at improved performance. Due to this efficiency increase, serial production of the driver assistance system is made possible also in vehicles outside of the premium segment.Hella’s 24-GHz radar sensor system for blind spot detection stands out for its high precision. The continuously updated radar scan detects moving objects even in poor weather and independent of the direction and speed of their motion. Optimized antenna concepts furthermore facilitate an even higher measuring accuracy. For example, when passing others or changing lanes, the system warns of vehicles coming from behind. When parking, the radar registers cross-traffic in the rear and prevents collisions.Infineon’s new Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits (MMICs) of the chip family BGT24Axxas the key components contribute to the efficiency increase of the driver assistance system. They improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), whereby they ensure higher precision in the detection and signaling of objects in the blind spot. As fully integrated transceivers, the Infineon MMICs contain all high-frequency components, like oscillators, transmission amplifiers and reception branches with low-noise amplifiers and I/Q mixers. Hella’s radar system thereby becomes smaller, more affordable and it consumes less power. Infineon’s 24-GHz chip family moreover enables a custom-fit configuration of the hardware, depending on the system environment and application field.In the 24-GHz radar system for controlling the blind spot in the rear section, Hella and Infineon deliver an efficient and reliable product to an automotive market that more than ever demands driving safety and operating comfort. By the year 2020, the number of worldwide installed, radar-supported driver assistance systems is to rise from presently about 14 million to more than 40 million; the Blind Spot Detection system plays a decisive role in this context (Strategy Analytics 2013). The third generation of Hella’s radar module will be available from now on in series production and as optional equipment in any vehicle and model class, even outside of the premium segment.last_img read more