ND Day postponed due to COVID-19

first_imgNotre Dame Day will be postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty across the nation and world, the ND Day team said in an email.The annual event was set for April 26 to 27 and provides an opportunity for student groups and causes to fundraise for a significant portion of their annual budget. People may donate to causes individually, and for every $10 an organization receives, the cause will receive a portion of the College Funds which amounts to a $1.2 million pot.Organizations across campus compete to raise money while a 29-hour live broadcast tells the stories of students, faculty, staff, alumni and associates of Notre Dame around the world.“Notre Dame Day is an annual celebration of all the ways the Notre Dame family lives out our mission to be a force for good in the world,” ND Day organizers said in an email.While the coordinators are in the process of scheduling a future date for the annual event, they have not yet set a formal date and will make an announcement as soon as they make the decision.“While the date of Notre Dame Day has changed, the desire for us to join together as a community has not,” the team said.In the next few days, ND Day organizers will highlight past memorable Notre Dame Day broadcasts on their ND Loyal pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.“Each day, we will share a number of segments in order to bring a little bit of the Notre Dame spirit into your home,” coordinators said.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, fundraising, ND Day, Notre Dame Daylast_img read more

Six Things On the Twentieth Century’s Kristin Chenoweth Loves

first_imgStage and screen darling Kristin Chenoweth is (finally) back on Broadway in the revival of On the Twentieth Century. The Tony and Emmy winner recently spent some time with The New York Times, and from their subsequent story, we learned about all sorts of items on Kristin Chenoweth’s list of favorite things. Take a look below at just some of the people, places and things Chenoweth can’t stop gushing about.1. Schmackary’sDuring the course of the interview, Chenoweth not only snacked on one of their legendary cookies (from the description, it appears to have been Funfetti), but also had more brought to her dressing room to share. “Hello? It’s called Schmackary’s, and it’s in Midtown,” Cheno said, incredulous that anyone would not know of the Hells Kitchen honorary historic landmark. We just assumed The New York Times watched Side by Side by Susan Blackwell.2. Trashy TVWhen describing her down time, the Emmy winner explained that after a bath and some neck stretches, “I get in bed, and I watch bad television.” Her particularly faves? Real Housewives (any county), Vanderpump Rules and Dance Moms. Tune in next season for her guest appearances on all three—she’ll probably get an Emmy for at least one of them.3. Comden and GreenBetty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the book and lyrics for her current Broadway gig, but Chenoweth was already familiar with their work, having sung “If You Hadn’t But You Did” on her 2001 album Let Yourself Go. During the recording session, the lyricists suggested On the Twentieth Century for her—the second time she had heard this (the first was from her Oklahoma voice teacher). Chenoweth later sang the song at Green’s memorial service (per his advanced request), proving, considering the subject matter, that the Tony-winning songwriter had a hearty sense of humor.4. Madeline KahnChenoweth taking on the role of Lily Garland is all sorts of kismet. The role’s originator, the late Madeline Kahn, is one of her personal heroes. So much so that she named her Maltese after her. Chenoweth never met Kahn in person, but earlier this year, she told the ladies of The View, “I’m hoping she’s proud of me.”5. Mani/PedisThe Broadway star, when asked how she wanted to spend her day off, told the Times that she’d “love to do something normal…I would love to get a pedicure.” And that she did, selecting bright red polish (a character choice for Lily) for her toes and just getting her fingernails clipped: “I don’t want to slice up my co-workers.” It’s OK, Cheno. Andy Karl is used to getting roughed up a bit on stage.6. Paying It ForwardThis summer, Chenoweth will oversee a Broadway-themed “boot camp” for high school students in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. “This is what I’m probably most proud of,” she said of the project. “As you get older, you learn how you want to make your mark, how you want to be remembered.” To learn more about her partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation and to donate, visit their website.Here are just a few items that we would like to add to the list on Chenoweth’s behalf:7. High Notes8. Being an Assistant Principal9. SoulCycle Booster Seats10. JapaneseOn the Twentieth Century opens officially at the American Airlines Theatre on March 12. The Roundabout production is scheduled to run through July 5. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Star Files Related Shows On The Twentieth Century Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Exclusive First Listen: Sierra Boggess’ Big Number From School of Rock

first_img Star Files Class will begin for Sierra Boggess on November 9 when she starts performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical and we have an exclusive first listen of her big second act number! The three-time Broadway.com Choice Award winner and Olivier nominee is a long-time collaborator of the legendary composer, who has penned her another epic tune (of course he did): ” Where Did The Rock Go.” Check it out, with lyrics by Glenn Slater, below and then the show, which will officially stick it to the man open on December 6 at the Main Stem’s Winter Garden Theatre. View Comments School of Rock – The Musical Sierra Boggess Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019last_img read more

Peachy Outlook.

first_imgNot since the early 1990s have Georgians had such promise for an abundant crop of sweet Georgia peaches. University of Georgia experts say this may indeed be a very good year. “If everything works out well, it should be one of the best crops we’ve had in a decade,” said Kathy Taylor, a UGA Extension Service scientist in Fort Valley. That means the weather must cooperate with growers for the next five weeks or so. Right Rain, Winter Weather Peaches are about 80 percent water. Timely rains, when the young fruit starts growing, helped get this year off to a good start. Photo: Jennifer Cannon “There’s plenty of water,” Taylor said. “We’re excited that we also had plenty of cold weather this winter.” Peach trees need at least 850 hours of temperatures below 45 degrees, called chill hours, to grow a bountiful crop. “We’ve had a bumper crop of chill hours this year,” Taylor said. So far, most Georgia peach trees have had about 1,300 chill hours, the most in 19 years. And it shows. “The buds have come on much earlier than normal,” Taylor said.Beware Jack Frost Amid all the pretty blooms and buds, little peaches are already growing, making them susceptible to late-season frosts. “Last week’s frost damaged some young fruit — more in south Georgia because their crop comes earlier,” Taylor said. “But they will still have a crop this year.” The frost only lightly thinned the crop in the rest of the state, saving the growers a little labor cost. If frost stays away past Easter, consumers can expect to pay about the same retail prices as we paid last year. “Prices varied last year depending on the retail source and location,” Taylor said. “They were generally between $1 and $3 per pound. That may not be so relevant in Georgia. Peach growers have no control over the retail price. Produce brokers, not peach farmers, have the most influence over retail prices.”First to Market Georgia-grown peaches could hit the national and international markets first this year, as much as seven days earlier than those grown in rival California. And that would give Georgia producers a significant economic advantage. If Georgia peaches get to market first, growers could get about 25 cents per pound. If not, producers could see prices as low as 15 cents per pound. “In terms of taste,” Taylor said, “we will have probably very good flavor if all these weather conditions hold up well for us.”last_img read more

Plant I.D. workshop

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia will have a hands-on workshop Aug. 4 onits Griffin, Ga., campus to help landscape professionals learn toidentify more than 30 trees, shrubs and woody vines commonly usedin landscapes.Landscapers preparing for the professional certification examwill find the workshop particularly helpful. Combining classroomlessons with up-close study of the plants outdoors will help theplant identifications sink in.A $25 fee covers handouts, lunch, refreshments and instruction byUGA faculty. Dress for summer heat, humidity and possible showers.Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Stuckey Auditorium. Theworkshop begins at 8:30 and ends at 3 p.m.To sign up or learn more about the program, call (770) 228-7243or (770) 229-3477. For directions to the Griffin campus, visit www.griffin.peachnet.edu/directions_maps.htm.last_img read more

UEFA teams up with Disney in a bid to boost girls participation

first_imgWhile more teenage girls and women are playing football, girls tend to start later than boys, choosing other sports or activities.UEFA examined research which showed that globally 84% of girls under the age of 17 are not meeting the World Health Organization minimum activity guidelines.When girls reach the age of 15-24, they are half as likely to participate in sport as boys the same age, according to studies by the European Commission for Education, Sport, Youth and Culture.Kessler says that sessions at Playmakers events will be very different from traditional training sessions.”There will still be football cones and a ball but these sessions will allow girls to play out scenes of their favorite Disney movies, they will be empowered to take on the character and roles of their favorite Disney heroes.”It is broken down into 10 sessions and the girl will learn basic football skills by completing different tasks,” she added.The Playmakers project will launch in Scotland, Norway, Belgium, Poland, Austria, Romania, and Serbia this spring, before a full pan-European roll-out.Disney is not one of UEFA’s commercial partners and has joined up with the organization specifically for the Playmakers project.”It is a completely new agreement we have signed and a very important one,” said Kessler.”If you decided to create a program based on play-based learning then you want to have the best characters and stories in the world and I think Disney has inspired generations and we are really happy to be able to use some of this magic.”Topics : The first stage of the project will be based around the Incredibles 2 film and characters.UEFA had already committed to an ambitious target of doubling the number of women and girls playing the sport by 2024 and the youngest age group is seen as key to that change.Nadine Kessler, UEFA’s Head of Women’s Football, told Reuters that the aim of the program was to “create an environment for all girls to flourish and develop, whether that be fundamental movement skills, football basics or life skills and values.”We truly believe that this unique program can be the spark for a more active generation of football-loving girls.” UEFA has teamed up with Disney to launch a pan-European project aimed at increasing the number of girls playing football.The biggest-ever attempt to boost girls’ involvement in the game will start this spring in seven European countries before being introduced across the continent, European soccer’s governing body said on Thursday.The new ‘Playmakers’ project is aimed at girls aged five to eight years old, who are not currently playing football, and is focused around play and games involving popular Disney characters and storylines.last_img read more

More Gold Coast homeowners deciding to auction their property

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThis three-bedroom apartment at Sun City Resort sold for $925,000.Among the sales was a three-bedroom apartment in Sun City Resort which sold for $925,000.The 204sq m apartment is on the 31st floor and offers 250 degree views of the ocean, skyline and river.A block of land at 63 Compass Drive, Biggera Waters also sold for $850,000. A buyer paid $850,000 for this waterfront block of land at Biggera Waters.On the entry-level front, a two-bedroom unit at 13/103 Frank St, Labrador sold for $273,000.Mr Atherton said auction numbers were up by 30 per cent on the Gold Coast compared to the same time last year.“People are capitalising on stronger competition and I think it’s an evolving thing,” he said.“People are more interested in not just selling to the first buyer that comes along but maximising the value.” This unit at 3105/3400 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise sold for $925,000.MORE Gold Coasters are jumping on board the auction trend as the market heats up.Harcourts Coastal director Dane Atherton reported six sales at the group’s in-room auctions yesterday.He said eight properties were offered with bidders registered on every property.“There was a good mixture of buyers with good strong competition,” he said.“Of the six properties that sold three were to interstate buyers.”center_img This two-bedroom unit at 13/103 Frank St, Labrador sold for $273,000.last_img read more

Thiago: New Messi emerges at Barcelona

first_img Loading… At 32-years-old Lionel Messi isn’t showing many signs of his brilliance coming to an end but the Barca legend is closer to the end of his career than the beginning at it’ll be a sad day for football when he does hang up his boots. With people always desperate to find the ‘next Messi’ they may not have to look too far with the Argentine’s eldest son Thiago, who is seven, showing he’s got his dad’s skills. A video of his run and composed finish has gone viral: He didn’t have to get past anyone like his dad often does but Thiago still showed excellent touch and brilliant pace and composure to score the goal. Very much unlike his dad, the youngster finished the goal with his right foot, choosing to cut across the ball rather than strike it with the left foot. Perhaps Lionel can work with him in the back garden to use his left foot more often, then he’ll have one over on his dad for sure.Not only does the goal suggest that Messi’s legacy could be continued through his son but it also points towards a future where the Messi vs Ronaldo debate doesn’t go away. The Barca forward and Cristiano Ronaldo have 11 Ballon d’Or titles between them and fans are usually split over which is the best of all time. At 34 Ronaldo is also nearing the end of his career, though again he could still go on for some time, and his son is also impressing in the youth ranks. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is nine years old, the sons share the same age gap as their dads, and has scored some eye-catching goals for Juventus’ youth teams. There aren’t many records in football that the two dads haven’t broken between them and both are considered the best ever. Read Also:Messi tops ‘Players of the Decade’ chart, Ronaldo missing It remains hugely unlikely that we’ll ever see their like again, once they retire, but seeing how their sons are starting out it might all be in the family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Thiago Messi has shown that he could certainly be the ‘next Messi’ with a brilliant goal for Barcelona’s youth team. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Officials say Haspin Park can stay open

first_imgBrookville, IN—Franklin County officials received complaints recently regarding an off-road vehicle park being open over the weekend.  The complaints received were that the park known as Haspin Acres was not closed due to the Governor’s “Stay-at-Home” order.After investigation, officials found no difference, as the “Stay-at-Home” order is written, between the off-road recreational vehicle park and the state-owned parks that have not been closed.  Both are used for recreation.  According to the order, citizens who attend recreational parks are encouraged to practice social distancing by remaining six feet away from other people.For further questions or concerns regarding the “Stay-at-Home” order, citizens can contact the Governor’s office at 800-457-8283.last_img read more

Pellegrini unsure of best attack

first_img Negredo’s performances could put him in line to replace Dzeko but Pellegrini wants both players in good form with a tough spell of fixtures ahead. Pellegrini said: “Alvaro Negredo is always a very important option, Edin Dzeko is exactly the same. “They are different players but they are both very good players, so the important thing is how useful both are for the team. “They have competition always for a place but they can play together also, so they are two important players for the team. “We have to play seven games in 21 days, so the most important thing is not the 11 that start, but the performance of each player in every game. “All the players we have, if they give a high performance, have the option to play.” The paths of Pellegrini and Negredo briefly crossed at Real Madrid after the club, having sold the player to Almeria two years previously, exercised a buy-back option on him in 2009. But with other forwards competing for places in the Real side, notably Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain, he was sold soon afterwards to Sevilla, for a nine million euro (£7.5million) profit. Pellegrini said: “He had just played that year in Almeria and he had a very good year but in Real Madrid at that moment was Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuain, Ruud van Nistelrooy – too much. “So it was very important for him to continue growing as a player and he signed for Sevilla and it was a very important four years for him.” Press Association Negredo has made a good impression since his £20million summer arrival from Sevilla, scoring off the bench in the last two games against Cardiff and Hull. The Spaniard also found the net on his debut against Newcastle, only to have his effort ruled out in a tight offside call. After also scoring on international duty last week, the 28-year-old is pressing for his first City start as Pellegrini’s men travel to Stoke in the Barclays Premier League this weekend. Pellegrini, who briefly worked with Negredo during his short spell in charge of Real Madrid four years ago, said: “I think that in every game he played he did very well. “He has scored in all the matches so I hope we will see the best of Negredo, that I saw in Spain for the last seven, eight years. “He was a very young player when I was at Real Madrid. He started there and after that, every year, he has been a very important striker in Spain. He will be here in England also.” Negredo is competing with Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and another summer arrival in Stevan Jovetic for a place up front. Between them the four players cost City £107million and Pellegrini has no firm idea of which pairings might be the most effective. “No, I don’t know exactly,” he said. “We have four important players for that combination.” Dzeko has so far been the preferred option alongside Aguero, while Jovetic is still awaiting his debut. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini concedes he does not know his best striking combination – but expects Alvaro Negredo to build on the superb start he has made at the club.last_img read more