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‘Think Pink Week’ funds cancer research

first_imgThis Thursday, the ladies of Breen-Phillips Hall (BP) are employing the help of an in-demand item on campus to encourage the Notre Dame community to support breast cancer research: fresh berries. “We wanted to have a 5K that was different from any of the other ones on campus, and berries are a hot commodity at Notre Dame since they often aren’t in the dining halls, so we saw that as a way to draw people in,” Breen-Phillips’ vice president and junior Laura Luchini said. The 5K run is just one of many events BP is hosting for their inaugural Think Pink Week, which will fundraise for Harper Cancer Research Institute. The race is set to take place Thursday at 5 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall, where PacSun apparel, berries and other free food will be available for registered race participants. “We knew that there were other 5Ks going on around that week, so we wanted to stand out,” Luchini said.“We noticed that there isn’t any kind of breast cancer awareness week at Notre Dame like there is at most other colleges. … With all of the cancer research happening on campus at Harper Research Institute, and with Breen-Phillips’ color being pink, we thought it was more than fitting that we start this new week.”The week kicked off on Monday with “Kiss Away Cancer,” where students and faculty were invited to sign banners outside of DeBartolo Hall and North and South Dining Halls and to pick up a ribbon, pink lemonade and Hershey’s Kisses distributed by BP residents.“This is a cause that is important to me and many other people on campus, so it is amazing to be doing something that can help,” Luchini said. Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Breen-Phillips will host the first of two profit-share fundraisers with Blaze Pizza on Eddy Street, Luchini said, where a portion of sales that evening will be donated to the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus. Harper does a lot of cutting-edge research right across the street, and yet a lot of people don’t know what it is,” she said. Luchini said she hopes to raise awareness about this research by hosting a talk given by representatives from the Institute on Wednesday night in DeBartolo Hall. “The Institute will be giving a talk of the cancer research that’s happening right here on campus and how you can get involved,” Luchini said. “I’m sure we all know of at least one person affected by breast cancer. It is so prevalent, and we thought it was important to remind Notre Dame’s campus how important cancer research is in finding a cure.”The week wraps up with the 5K on Thursday in addition to an all-day profit-share fundraiser with Five Guys on Eddy Street. “We wanted to plan a fun, informative week for our students. All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus, and we want to raise awareness for Harper and give them the opportunity to tell students how to get involved in research there,” Luchini said. Tags: breast cancer awareness, Breen-Phillips, Harper Cancer Research Institutelast_img read more

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Building and sustaining momentum at your credit union

first_imgIt’s hard to stop positive momentum. Whether it’s a sports team making successful play after successful play, or a company making gains in its respected field, momentum is difficult to stop.Chris Myers, CEO of BodeTree and contributor to Entrepreneur, writes that positive momentum, or psychological momentum, is “a state of mind where an individual or teams feels things are going unstoppably their way.” He explains further: “Regardless of whether or not it’s true, initial success frequently leads to more success.”He suggests acting like you’re already succeeding, focusing on the positive, celebrating victories and showing excitement as ways to build momentum in your business.Similarly, Geoffrey James, contributor to Inc.com, explains how to create upward momentum in your life. He suggests making a list of at least six areas in your life that are important to you and resolving to take at least one action each day to improve in one of those areas. Read James’ other tips here. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Changing constitution could cost New Yorkers

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion For instance, workman’s compensation could be changed, education could lose funding or the Adirondack and Catskill parks could be exposed to private interests without regard for environmental concerns.To hold this constitutional convention would cost New York state taxpayers anywhere from $47 million to $200 million. This is money that could be better spent on other needs of the state.The more affordable way to make changes to the constitution is by amendments. Make your legislators accountable for the changes needed.I encourage you to get out and vote Nov. 7. The referendum line is on the back of the ballot. So flip your ballot over and vote no — against the New York State Constitutional Convention.Barbara StowellCentral BridgeMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes For most people, this will be an off year for voting. Local elections don’t traditionally bring a big turnout. But this year’s Election Day is very important to all New Yorkers.We are being asked to vote on a referendum to have or not to have a state constitutional convention. If this is allowed to happen, we could expose our state constitution to potential changes that would affect issues such as worker’s rights, education and environmental protections.last_img read more

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California dreaming

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Chile orders new restrictions after spike in infections

first_imgChile ordered strict new quarantine measures on three districts in the capital Santiago after a sudden spike in coronavirus cases Sunday.The health ministry reported a surge of 1,228 new infections, bringing the total to nearly 20,000 nationwide and dealing a blow to hopes it was over the worst of the crisis.”If we do not win the battle in Santiago, we can lose the war against the coronavirus,” warned Health Minister Jaime Manalich. Topics : Cerillos, Quilicura and Recoleta districts — as well as the northern mining city of Antofagasta — would be quarantined from next Tuesday, he said.Santiago, with a population of seven million, has been the country’s main center of infections, particularly in its three richest suburbs.However, the virus began to spread in the city’s more densely populated areas over the past couple of weeks.The setback follows criticism of the reopening of some commercial streets in Santiago after the government last week outlined “a return plan” for the economy.center_img The ministry reported 13 new deaths Sunday, all in the metropolitan area, bringing the total to 260.Chile has Latin America’s highest rate of coronavirus testing — 14,000 a day and nearly 200,000 overall according to officials — and had on Thursday cautiously celebrated evidence infections had peaked.It was among the first countries to explore the idea of an “immunity passport” for recovered COVID-19 patients to allow people back to work.However, it dropped the measure after the World Health Organization warned there was no certainty the disease could not strike a person twice.Instead, Chile will provide “discharge cards” to some 10,000 recovered patients. Manalich said these would be delivered in the next few days and would be valid for three months “until there is scientific evidence” on virus immunity.The cards will enable holders to move freely in quarantined areas and to rejoin the workforce.The government responded quickly to the first cases on March 3, introducing a nationwide curfew and selective quarantines on areas with high incidences of the virus.Schools, universities and businesses were closed as part of social distancing measures and transport restricted.last_img read more

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Pupuk Indonesia to issue $169m worth of bonds

first_imgThe bonds will be issued in three series: the A series bonds have a tenure of three years with a coupon rate of 6.25 percent to 7.50 percent, the B series have a tenor of five years and a rate between 7 percent and 8.30 percent, while the C series will mature in seven years with a rate of 7.50 percent to 8.75 percent. The coupon payments will be made quarterly. Read also: House approves $10.32b stimulus for state companiesRating agency Fitch Ratings Indonesia has assigned a national long-term rating of AAA (idn) for Pupuk Indonesia’s Rp 8 trillion bond program, as well as its first issuance under the program, as stated in a rating action commentary published on July 15. The triple-A rating is the highest rating assigned by the agency, which indicates the lowest expectation of default risks relative to other obligations in the country. Indonesian rating agency Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo), on the other hand, has assigned the company a rating of idAAA, Pefindo’s highest rating, and said in a press release published on March 26 that the outlook for the company’s corporate rating was stable. “The corporate rating reflects the strong support Pupuk Indonesia has received from the government, given its important role in providing and distributing subsidized fertilizer in the country,” analysts Niken Indriarsih and Umar Harreddy said in the press release. Pupuk Indonesia finance director Indarto Pamoengkas said during the press conference that the pandemic had adversely affected the company’s sales but it was still able to record growth during the health crisis.“As of May, we saw a 10 percent annual increase in revenue,” Indarto said. Read also: Indonesia raises record high $1.27b from retail bonds saleAccording to Pupuk Indonesia’s statement published following the press conference, the company’s net profit grew 11.7 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 1.6 trillion from Rp 1.43 trillion during the January-May period. Its revenue from the sales of commercial fertilizer rose by 38.35 percent to Rp 7.54 trillion as the volume of the commercial fertilizer sold soared by 47.45 percent to 2.01 million tons. Meanwhile, the company reported that the sale of its subsidized fertilizer or public service obligation (PSO) product from January to May amounted to 3.93 million tons. In 2019, the company booked a net profit of Rp 3.71 trillion, down by 11.9 percent from 2018’s net profit of Rp 4.12 trillion. Its total sales and other revenue, including from products sold and subsidy reimbursements from the government, amounted to Rp 71.31 trillion, up 2.68 percent yoy. Topics :center_img State-owned fertilizer holding firm PT Pupuk Indonesia will be offering bonds worth Rp 2.5 trillion (US$169 million) as part of a funding diversification strategy, a company executive has said. The bond offering is the first phase of the shelf registration of conventional bonds (PUB) II for 2020 with a total value of Rp 8 trillion and is scheduled for Aug. 14 to 18. “We are planning to use the proceeds to refinance our loans, either for the holding company or its subsidiaries. This is part of the company’s strategy to diversify external funding, aside from banks,” Pupuk Indonesia president director Aas Asikin Idat said during a virtual press conference on Monday. last_img read more

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Townhomes selling out in record time on the Sunshine Coast

first_imgMedium density living is in demand on the Sunshine Coast as Stockland fast-tracks the release of its latest townhomes.BUYER demand has forced the release of designer townhomes ahead of schedule on the Sunshine Coast.Stockland development manager Matt Patullo said Stockland’s first medium-density venture on the Sunshine Coast was shaping up to be an outstanding success with townhomes in the first two releases already sold out.“Due to the strong demand and following the sellout of Lux and Aquiv, we’ve now launched Essen ahead of schedule and 50 per cent of the project has already sold,” Mr Patullo said.“When you consider that this is now one of the last opportunities to buy a brand new home in Brightwater, it’s no wonder we’re seeing so much enthusiasm for the Mainwaring Collection townhomes.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoEssen in BrightwaterEssen’s is the third stage of Stockland’s Mainwaring Collection in its 1500 home masterplanned community at Brightwater.The townhomes start at $415,000 with two, three and four-bedroom homes on offer.Construction on Essen is on track, with the first residents expected to move in early in 2018. Mr Patullo said the project had appealed to first home buyers, as well as families and downsizers looking for an affordable, low-maintenance lifestyle with everything on their doorstep. “We are experiencing strong interest in the Essen release already, so I’d advise anyone looking to purchase a townhome in the Mainwaring Collection to register your interest now,” he said.Designed by nationally renowned architect John Mainwaring, the two-level townhomes have high ceilings, open plan living, quality inclusions and low-maintenance private courtyards.They also include a community swimming pool and alfresco area for residents.last_img read more

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‘Nothing personal’ – PSG coach Tuchel plays down spat with Mbappe

first_img Loading… Neymar arriving at his 28th birthday celebration in Paris on SundayThe Brazilian – who sported a pink hair-do in the win against Montpellier – organised a lavish celebration ahead of his 28th birthday at a Parisian nightclub in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Sunday, including an all-white dress code. Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel on Monday attempted to play down a touchline spat with Kylian Mbappe which overshadowed the French champions’ big weekend win over Montpellier. “There is nothing personal between him and me. These things happen,” said Tuchel after Mbappe reacted angrily to being substituted midway through the second half of PSG’s 5-0 victory at the Parc des Princes, with Mauro Icardi taking his place. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has tried to play down his very visible spat with Kylian Mbappe during the Ligue 1 leaders’ weekend win over Montpellier “It was between a player who does not want to come off, and a coach who had his reasons for doing something, and who wanted to give a game to players who deserved it.” After Saturday’s match, Tuchel admitted that the reaction of Mbappe “doesn’t look good” and pointed out that: “This is football, not tennis, and you have to respect everyone.” The 21-year-old World Cup winner, who had scored his 14th league goal of the season in the victory, exchanged words with Tuchel as he came off, and then stormed to his seat on the bench, throwing away a training top in disgust. Tuchel said he discussed the matter again at training on Sunday, with the player and with Leonardo, the club’s sporting director. “I spoke about it yesterday with Leo, of course, and with the squad, as we generally do. But what I said will remain in the dressing room,” added Tuchel, speaking before PSG return to league action on Tuesday away to Nantes. Returning to the incident, he added: “We had the game wrapped up, and it was a chance to take off Pablo (Sarabia) and Kylian, and put on Mauro and ‘Edi’ (Cavani), who deserved to get some minutes. “I know it is hard to accept for some players, but these are sporting matters that they should be able to understand.” – Neymar birthday ‘not the best’ preparation – With PSG returning to action in midweek, and also having a Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund looming ever closer on the horizon, Tuchel could also be excused for being less than impressed with Neymar’s latest off-field antics.center_img Tuchel insisted that the event, to which Neymar invited all his team-mates, would not have an influence on his team selection for Tuesday’s trip to face a Nantes side who sit ninth in the table. The Brazilian, however, will not be risked due to a rib complaint, the club said late on Monday. “I always protect my players, and I really love my team. With this party, I accept that it is a bit difficult to protect the players, but the context is not simply black or white,” Tuchel said. Read Also: Mbappe could be punished for angry reaction, PSG boss Tuchel “Is it the best way to prepare for a match? No, clearly not. Is it the worst thing in the world? No. “It is a shame, because we are giving people the chance to speak badly of us. We need to adapt to the situation, but I am not going to leave a player on the bench or at home because they went out and celebrated.” PSG, who are 12 points clear of Marseille at the Ligue 1 summit, do have defensive injury problems just now, though, with Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Juan Bernat and Colin Dagba all out of Tuesday’s game. Midweek fixtures in Ligue 1 (kick-offs 1800 GMT unless stated) Tuesday Lille v Rennes, Monaco v Angers, Nantes v Paris Saint-Germain (2005 GMT) Wednesday Brest v Bordeaux, Lyon v Amiens, Montpellier v Metz, Nimes v Dijon, Reims v Nice, Toulouse v Strasbourg, Saint-Etienne v Marseille (2000 GMT) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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RPM’s 5th annual Sunflower Classic features five IMCA divisions

first_imgHAYS, Kan. – Five IMCA divisions are on the weekend card when RPM Speedway opens the 2017 sea­son with its fifth annual Sunflower Classic special this Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25.IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win each night and both features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot.Also running both nights are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $750 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts run for $200 to win.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance State, but no local track points, will be awarded.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. for the Thursday, March 23 open practice.  Pit passes are $25 on Thursday and $30 on Friday and Saturday. One-time entry fees are $75 for Modifieds, $50 for Stock Cars, $40 for Hobby Stocks and SportMods, and $30 for Sport Compacts.Reserved parking will be observed.More information is posted at www.rpmspeedway.net and is also avail­able from promoter Rod Bencken at 785 672-0123.last_img read more

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Young Professionals offering scholarship

first_imgDearborn County, IN—Part of Dearborn County Young Professionals’ mission is to support the next generation of outstanding individuals and entrepreneurs in our community. One of the ways the organization does that is by offering our DCYP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships.The organization is awarding scholarships. Eligible individuals include Dearborn County residents who are a senior in high school or home school set to graduate in spring 2020.Applicants are required to show their work experience, school activities, and community volunteer efforts. They must also complete an essay about an idea for a new or improved business in Dearborn County. A successful applicant should include two letters of recommendation from teachers or professionals outside of their immediate family. A copy of the student’s most recent report card or transcript is also requested. Applications can be downloaded and printed by clicking here.  Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected]  Applications may also be sent by mail or delivered in-person to Dearborn County Young Professionals, C/O Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, 320 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025. Scholarship applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 11, 2020.Scholarship winners will be determined by members of the Dearborn County Young Professionals Committee.last_img read more

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