Commencement 2020: News

first_imgDiane Park Take a trip down memory lane with a look back at not only the 2019-2020 campus news but also the noteworthy moments from the last four years. Journey through the past, present and future of the tri-campus’ graduating class through our commencement news coverage.Year in Review: 2019-20202016-2020: Four years in review2020 valedictorian reflects on faith, community at Notre DameSaint Mary’s valedictorians reflect on college tenureHoly Cross valedictorian emphasizes community, resilienceUniversity salutatorian reflects on time at Notre Dame, hopes to inspire othersForty-three Notre Dame students awarded fellowships in graduating classCollege Alumnae Association awards 2020 Outstanding Senior AwardSenior ROTC students to receive commissions virtuallyCollege honors six seniors with service awardsStudent Affairs names 8 ND student award recipientsNotre Dame seniors look ahead to post-graduation plansSeniors entering religious life discuss discernment and ‘the call’Boyle, McGuire reflect on ‘unpredictable’ year in officeOutgoing SGA president, vice president reflect on termSeniors continue to serve post graduation despite pandemicSaint Mary’s seniors share highlights of collegiate experiencesTags: Class of 2020, commencement 2020, Four Years in Review, year in reviewlast_img read more

And the Winner Is…Broadway! Pasek & Paul & More Win Big at the Oscars

first_imgJustin Paul & Benj Pasek(Photo: Dale Robinette) The Oscars may be Hollywood’s biggest night, but Broadway’s best came to Los Angeles to play on February 26…and win. This year was a great one for musical theater nerds everywhere, and it wasn’t simply because the whimsical movie musical La La Land nabbed six awards, including Production Design, Cinematography, Best Song, Best Score, Best Director and Best Leading Actress (not Best Picture); Moonlight, written by playwright Tarrell Alvin McCraney and director Barry Jenkins, earned the coveted Best Picture prize. Viola Davis received her first Oscar for reprising her Tony-winning performance in August Wilson’s Fences; she took home the statue for Best Supporting Actress and delivered a speech that is sure to be quoted for years to come. “Viola Davis just got nominated for an Emmy for that speech,” host Jimmy Kimmel joked.La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen music makers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s “City of Stars” nabbed them their first Oscar. Broadway alum Emma Stone took home the award for Best Leading Actress for La La Land as well.Stage alum Mahershala Ali received the award for Best Supporting Actor for his luminous performance in Moonlight. Playwrights Tarrell Alvin McCraney (Best Adapted Screenplay) and Kenneth Lonergan (Best Screenplay) also took home awards for Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea, respectively.One of the best Broadway nods for theater nerds at this year’s Oscars? During the presentation of the award for Film Editing (which went to Hacksaw Ridge), Seth Rogen and Michael J. Fox sang a snippet of “The Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton, to the delight of Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda. We’re not sure if we’ll see Rogen donning King George’s robes anytime soon, but what we are sure of is this: Broadway can run with Hollywood’s big boys.   View Commentslast_img read more

Leahy sets Judiciary Committee hearing in St. Albans, Vermont, to gauge competition in dairy industry

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) is bringing a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to Vermont this weekend to examine the state of competition in the Northeast in the context of the dairy crisis that continues to squeeze dairy farms in Vermont and across the nation. Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has set the hearing for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the St. Albans City Hall, 100 Main Street, in St. Albans, Vermont.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will join Leahy for the hearing, which is titled: “Crisis On The Farm: The State Of Competition And Prospects For Sustainability In The Northeast Dairy Industry.”  Witnesses will include the new head of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, Christine Varney.  Three Vermont farmers will also testify, as well as an economist with Agri-Mark dairy cooperative, and the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.In announcing the hearing Leahy said, “Vermont dairy farmers are hurting and there may be anti-competitive forces that have contributed to this crisis.  The Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing in St. Albans will look at anti-competitive issues in the Northeast dairy market.  Examining this in the context of the current crisis may illuminate any structural problems that are contributing factors, making them easier to see and diagnose.  We are looking to the agencies that administer our laws to learn whether they have the tools necessary to protect dairy farmers and consumers, and whether those tools can be used to promote sustainability of the family farms that are crucial to our communities and to our state’s economy.  Bringing this hearing to St. Albans will ensure that Vermont’s voice and Vermont’s experience will help inform Congress about these issues.  We want to build a hearing record that will let policymakers in Congress and federal agencies hear directly from the farmers who are coping with this crisis every day.”Only the panelists will offer testimony during the hearing but others are encouraged to attend and to submit written testimony for the record.  This can be done at the hearing, or digitally before or for one week after the hearing by sending to:Dairy_Hearing@Judiciary-dem.senate.gov(link sends e-mail)(Official Judiciary Committee witness list follows.)Witness List Hearing before theSenate Committee on the Judiciaryon”Crisis on the Farm: The State of Competition and Prospects for Sustainability in the Northeast Dairy Industry”Saturday, September 19, 2009St. Albans City HallSt. Albans, VT10:00 a.m.Chairman Leahy, PresidingPanel IThe Honorable Christine VarneyAssistant Attorney General for AntitrustDepartment of JusticeWashington, DCDr. Joseph GlauberChief EconomistU.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, DCPanel IIBill RowellGreen Mountain Dairy FarmSheldon, VTRobert WellingtonAgri-Mark Dairy CooperativeLawrence, MATravis ForguesForgues Family FarmAlburg, VTPaul DotonDolton FarmWoodstock, VTlast_img read more

Brazil Crowned Military Triathlon World Champion

first_img Petty Officer Second Class Wesley Matos finished in fifth place, completing the podium for the team, and Captain Edward Coelho de Oliveira was placed tenth. In the individual category, Brazil doubled up, with Petty Officer Second Class Marcus Fernandes winning first place, with 01:53:10, and Petty Officer Second Class Juraci Moreira winning second, with a time of 01:54:55. On September 4, the Brazilian military triathlon team finished in first place at the Triathlon World Championship competition of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) in Knokke, Belgium. By Dialogo September 10, 2013center_img Athletes from five countries participated in the competition: Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Holland, and Luxemburg. Brazil won both categories, and there was no competition in the female category. During the team competitions, which takes into account the sum of the top three athletes’ best times, Brazil won with a time of 5:51:27, followed by Belgium, with 6:04:32. last_img read more

Honduras Destroys First Coca Crop

first_imgBy Iris Amador/Diálogo July 06, 2017 Excelente trabajo de las Fuerzas Armadas, nuestro Comandante General ha planificado un desempeño ordenado de la institucion castrense como el aparato gubernamental completo de manera que las condiciones de vida mejoren para la ciudadania. La imagen de mi nación en el mundo es diferente a los inicios de este siglo XXI, mucho esfuerzo, mucha inversión, claro siempre con una contraparte en contra, la resistencia a las mejoras es natural, han habido muchos adelantos y los seguirán habiendo, adelante soldados de mi Honduras, ni un paso atrás, el éxito es nuestro. After detecting and destroying what would turn out to be the first coca crop on Honduran soil, the nation’s authorities are conducting investigations to identify who is behind the planting. Members of the Honduran Armed Forces discovered the coca plants on April 29th in Esquipulas del Norte, a small municipality of about 10,000 residents in the north of the Olancho region, and they are on the trail of those responsible. “Special units of the Honduran Armed Forces detected the crop field and secured it. They placed it under surveillance, and the established procedures are being followed so that specialists from the Public Prosecutor’s Office can test them and do the relevant scientific analyses,” Honduran Military Justice Lieutenant Colonel Santos Nolasco, the spokesman for the National Interagency Security Force (FUSINA, per its Spanish acronym), told Diálogo. On the parcel of land, which measures about 21,000 square meters, according to estimates by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, authorities found 12,000 plants at various stages of growth. The shrubs were later identified as belonging to the genus Erythroxylum, whose dozens of species contain the main active chemical in cocaine. “An investigation is being conducted into the possible involvement of foreigners in this first attempt to produce the drug locally, given the level of experience that was required to develop these plants in soil and climate conditions that are different from those in which it naturally grows,” Lt. Col. Nolasco said. For optimum growth, the Erythroxylum coca plant must develop in a wet environment, and must also be at no less than 1,600 meters above sea level, since it needs low atmospheric pressure – a combination of conditions not easily found outside of the Andes. A rehearsal On July 7th, a little over a month after the findings, agents from the Anti-Drug Trafficking Directorate and the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Drug Trafficking (DLCN and FESSCO, respectively, per their Spanish acronyms), both under the Office of the Attorney General of Honduras, proceeded to burn the plants. Yuri Mora, a spokesman for the Public Prosecutor’s Office, told Diálogo that experts from DLCN and FESSCO concluded that the coca plants were genetically modified. In other words, they are the product of a genetic alteration, the result of introducing another species’ DNA into the plant to make it more resistant to this new environment. “We believe that this was a test to see how the plants develop and adapt to that region’s soil and climate. This might be a rehearsal because the agents found the plant in a kind of nursery: small, fertilized plants ready to be transplanted,” he said. Adjacent laboratory The coca plants were found among a crop of marijuana. During the operation, which was in a hard-to-reach area in the mountains of Olancho, authorities also dismantled an adjacent structure that functioned as a laboratory. Made of wood, the crude facility was equipped with the precursor chemicals needed to process the coca leaf. “Previously, drug labs where coca paste was processed had been dismantled. The drug-making process began in other places and ended in Honduras but this is the first coca crop that has been found in our country,” Mora stated. This discovery is meaningful because, in most cases, the Central American nation is used by organized crime groups as a transit point for moving the drug from South America to North America. This recent finding could indicate that the groups are now trying to start producing the drug in Honduras. In April, just a few days before the operation center in Olancho was discovered, authorities had dismantled another laboratory in La Arada, in the municipality of Santa Bárbara. In May, service members found and destroyed four hectares planted with marijuana in the department of Colón, to the north of Olancho. In its three years of operation, FUSINA has found and destroyed 10 drug labs and has seized more than 15,000 kilograms of cocaine, as well as 697 kilograms of the coca paste used to manufacture the drug. “Honduras has been closing off spaces to drug traffickers, and criminal gangs are experimenting new ways to commit crimes and get around the authorities. However, one of FUSINA’s strategies is to attack production centers,” Lt. Col. Nolasco said. “We’re stopping them so we don’t allow Honduras to reach the stage of a producer country, for either marijuana or cocaine,” he pointed out.last_img read more

What next for once-dynamic Euro arm?

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Live in a multi-million suburb without paying the price with this beach pad

first_img2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Neighbouring multi-million homes, Ms Lanham said the three-bedroom residence offers a lot of potential.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It has been renovated throughout and has an open plan living space and a fully fenced yard,” she said.“The bottom level even offers potential to convert into a second level with subject to council approval.“It is light bright and airy and loaded with potential to rebuild.” 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.JOIN the millionaires club without the eye-watering price tag with this Mermaid Beach home which captures ocean views.The beachside home at 2/111 Albatross Ave is going to under the hammer on July 9 but according to Ray White agent Carita Lanham it could be the cheapest pad on Albatross Ave this year. 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Ms Lanham said the unit is currently being leased out at $675 a week.“If you were looking to invest at Mermaid Beach this would be one of the best opportunities on the market right now,” she said. “Facing due east with no streets to cross, it is literally a hop, skip and jump to the sandy beach.“It is a great entry-level home on Albatross Ave and I expect a lot of interest from investors.”The home is within walking distance to the trendy cafe’s at Mermaid and Nobby’s Beach, shops and transport.center_img 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Golfer’s paradise sold after months on the market in Brisbane’s south

first_img2 Cassia Court Brookwater was sold for $1.22 million.A FIVE-BEDROOM home that has been described as premium real estate for golfers was the biggest seller for the week across the south west.The property at 2 Cassia Court in the masterplanned community of Brookwater was sold for $1.22 million after it was on the market for 131 days. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoModern living with a bush backdrop.Agent for the sale, Jonathon McMahon from All Properties Group Greater Springfield said the vendors were happy with the price. At home with nature.“They get to move out and downsize and the new owners get their fancy home with views of the golf course,” he said. He said homes like this appealed to people around Brisbane as well as interstate for the easy access to the Brookwater Golf Course. “It is premium living but without the price tag associated with other parts of Brisbane or the Gold Coast,” he said. The new owners were from the area, and were interested in the property for its proximity to the golfing facilities. Although Brookwater is a masterplanned community with its own body corporate, it is not gated.The median house sale price in Brookwater jumped 9.5 per cent in the last year to $520,000 according to data from CoreLogic.last_img read more

Australia’s luxury penthouse market to lure more Asian buyers

first_imgSupernova is atop Australia 108, South Bank, Melbourne by developer World Class Global.Is it any surprise why cashed-up Asian buyers are heading to Australia to invest in the luxury penthouse market?A devaluing Australian dollar, unrest in Asia and the dramatic improvement in the premium residential market is drawing more international buyers to our shores.International interest in luxury Australian residential properties has seen the launch of The Penthouse Collection by leading property agency CBRE, which has enhanced its focus on high-net-worth apartment buyers. MAYOR SELLS WATERFRONT HOME MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: The view from a three-bedroom Hong Kong apartment priced at $8,457,648. Greenwood Terrace, 26-28 Sui Wo Rd, Shatin, Fo Tan, New Territories. Photo: realestate.com.au The Shoreline Penthouse, North Steyne Rd, Manly (Sydney) by developer Made Property. On the Gold Coast, CBRE director Nicholas Clydsdale said as Australia’s population continued to age, wealthy buyers were moving away from sprawling houses and estates into a lower maintenance lifestyle without compromising on luxury and amenity. “They still want to welcome the extended family for milestone events but also want the freedom to travel extensively without having the stresses of a large property to contend with,” he said.“Gold Coast penthouse product is standout in Australia and is known for generous size compared to capital city markets,” Mr Clydsdale said.“…We find that each penthouse buyer we deal with in our marketplace is expecting the developer to be able to deliver a fully tailored apartment to suit their needs”. Inside a three-bedder in Hong Kong for sale, priced at over $8 million. Photo: realestate.com.au HOMESTEAD UNDERGOES MAJOR RENOcenter_img ‘BOB THE BUILDER’ TRANSFORMS HOME It’s a tight squeeze in this Hong Kong apartment for sale at over $8 million. Address: Greenwood Terrace, 26-28 Sui Wo Rd, Shatin, Fo Tan, New Territories. Photo: realestate.com.auCBRE Brisbane director Brett Jackson said international interest was predominantly from Hong Kong, followed by the United States, Singapore and Europe. Mr Jackson said the market was seeing more of an international audience turning their heads specifically to Brisbane due to its rapidly changing face.“It’s so much more aesthetically pleasing due to new projects being completed like Howard Smith Wharves, Queens Wharf and The Calille Hotel – it’s on its way to being a real sexy city,” he said.“Penthouse living is all about the best of the best. When you marry this up with strong local and international demand, and very little supply it’s a super attractive offering. I think that you will see a real concerted effort by good developers with sites in premium locations to create this type of amazing product.” The focus is exclusive Australian penthouses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast with sales ranging from over $8 million (Brisbane) to $30 million.CBRE Residential Chairman Justin Brown said the “planets had aligned” for prime property in Australia this year, due to the devaluation of the Australian dollar, unrest in Asia and the dramatic improvement in the premium residential market – establishing Australia as an investment haven. “We have seen mounting interest from prime purchasers looking to buy in various international locations and this collection is the first of its kind to showcase a comprehensive Australian selection of prime and trophy assets, which we believe will be highly sought,” Mr Brown said. Le Chateau is atop Castle Residences, Castlereagh St, Sydney CBD by developer UDS.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoSize, exclusivity and location are some of the defining factors of the first properties to beincluded in The Penthouse Collection.The apartments offer luxury inclusion such as private lifts, wine cellars and rooftop pools, inaddition to valet and concierge services.Mr Brown said there was an intent to continue The Penthouse Collection on an annual basis, given the increasing appetite for super prime apartments in Australia’s residential market.Andrew Leoncelli, managing director of CBRE Victoria, said Melbourne had the biggest Chinese population out of any Australian city.“There’s an extremely strong Chinese culture here. Wealthy business people like it and the casino is a big drawcard,” Mr Leoncelli said.He said four years ago a Melbourne penthouse was bought by one of southern China’s wealthiest businessmen for $25 million at Southbank tower, Australia 108.“It’s currently under construction and a good example that people with a lot of money want to come here. The buyer is only going to use it for two weeks of the year,” he told The Courier-Mail. Elysian at Broadbeach, Gold Coast by developer Spyre Group. For more real estate news follow us on Facebooklast_img read more