Student senators gather for first session of the year

first_imgWednesday night, the student senate gathered for its first meeting of the year. The meeting was comprised primarily of two workshops, one on celebrating diversity, presented by Diversity Council Representative Ray’Von Jones and Africana Studies Professor Maria McKenna, and another on parliamentary procedure, presented by Student Union Parliamentarian Sara Dugan. Jones shared a quote from an anonymous Diversity Council member about the importance of different viewpoints.“As a Catholic institution, being welcoming and accepting of all cultures and differences is embedded in our foundation,” the unnamed class of 2017 student said. “Education and discussion around diversity are so crucial because they create spaces for personal growth and help people better understand the struggles faced by their fellow brothers and sisters.”McKenna also said it was important to be inclusive of all kinds of diversity on campus, not just racial or ethnic. “We think about ideological diversity on this campus, and we think about diversity we can’t always see, particularly as it pertains to disability or other types of mental health challenges, different ways that people are seeing the world for all kinds of different reasons,” McKenna said. “Diversity doesn’t end with just racial or ethnic diversity.”The workshop also referenced several responses from Notre Dame students and faculty about the state of inclusion at the University. Jones and McKenna specifically highlighted English professor John Duffy’s letter to the editor entitled “On hearing you might transfer,” which was published in The Observer in January and signed by more than 150 Notre Dame staff and faculty members, and a Tumblr blog called “I, Too, Am Notre Dame,” which addresses the specific challenges students of color face on campus. Jones said discussion was important even though the topic can be uncomfortable for people. “I feel a lot of people don’t want to talk about race,” Jones said. “We want to pretend everything’s okay, and when we do this, a lot of people are silent. It makes it easy for us to discount people’s experiences and say, ‘There’s no way that’s happening at Notre Dame.’”Diversity Council chair Chizo Ekechukwu was also present at the meeting and explained the role of Diversity Council and encouraged senators to come to a meeting. “Diversity Council falls under multicultural student programs and services,” she said. “On campus, we have a representative from every cultural club sitting on our council. The main role of it is to use programming and collaboration to bring up and discuss issues in regard to diversity on our campus.”After the diversity workshop, the meeting ended with a parliamentary procedure workshop in which Dugan outlined the basic rules and guidelines for discussion in the senate, including the role of proxies and different types of motions. The student senate meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room of LaFortune Student Center. All meetings are open to the public. Tags: Diversity, diversity council, Student government, student senatelast_img read more

Merritt Wever, Frank Wood & Peter Friedman Will Star in The Nether

first_img Related Shows The Nether Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments Wever will play Detective Morris. Her off-Broadway credits include The Illusion and Uncle Vanya. In addition to her Emmy-winning portrayal of Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie, her screen credits include Birdman, Michael Clayton, The Wire and New Girl. Wood will take on the role of Sims/Papa. He took home the Tony Award for his performance in Sideman and has also appeared on Broadway in Clybourne Park, August: Osage Country, Born Yesterday and Hollywood Arms. Friedman will play Doyle. He earned a Tony nod for Ragtime; his additional stage credits include Twelve Angry Men and The Heidi Chronicles on the Great White Way and Jacuzzi, Fly By Night and The Open House off-Broadway. The Nether follows a young detective who investigates an online network where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies with seemingly no consequences in the real world. Across the pond, the drama ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre and will transfer to the West End next year. Nurse Jackie Emmy winner Merritt Wever, Tony winner Frank Wood and Peter Friedman have been tapped for Jennifer Haley’s The Nether. The MCC production will play at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre from February 4, 2015 through March 15. As previously reported, Anne Kaufman will direct. Complete casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

Nathan Lane & More Set for The Man Who Came to Dinner Benefit

first_img Star Files View Comments Tony winners Nathan Lane and Harriet Harris, Jean Smart and more members of the 2000 revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner will reunite this December for a benefit reading of the Kaufman and Hart comedy. The Roundabout Theatre Company 50th anniversary event, under the direction of Scott Ellis, will take place for one night only on December 7 at Studio 54.Lane reprises his role as Sheridan Whiteside, with Harris as his secretary Maggie and Smart as Lorraine Sheldon. Additional cast members from the 2000 production taking part are Stephen Derosa as Professor Metz, Byron Jennings as Beverly Carlton, Linda Stephens as Mrs. Stanley, Hank Stratton as Bert Jefferson, Mary Catherine Wright as Miss Preen, Julie Boyd as Sarah, Kit Flanagan as Mrs. Dexter, Mary Catherine Garrison as June Stanley, Julie Halston as Mrs. McCutcheon, Jeffrey Hayenga as John and Zach Shaffer as Richard. Additional cast members (it’s nearly a 30-person show) will be announced shortly.The play centers around Sheridan Whiteside, an eccentric critic who, after slipping on an icy doorstep, is confined to a wheelchair in the Stanley family’s Midwestern home. Anything that can go awry does as he turns their house into a parade of celebrities, criminals and penguins.The 2000 Roundabout revival was the inaugural production of the American Airlines Theatre. The production, which was directed by Jerry Zaks, earned Smart a Tony Award nomination.center_img Nathan Lanelast_img read more

An Angler’s Guide to Bristol, VA/TN

first_imgPhoto by Jimmy Cheers/Mountain Sports Ltd. You’ll find great fishing all year long on the large tailwater of the South Holston River, home to nearly ten thousand wild brown trout a mile. While you’re in the area, you can also find rainbow and brook trout, striped, smallmouth, and largemouth bass, muskie, pike, walleye, and carp.  “It is a true world class fishery that offers shots at the fish of a lifetime,” Cheers said. All photos courtesy Discover Bristol Head over to Mountain Sports Ltd. for all of your outdoor needs while you are in town. Featuring fly tying classes on Thursday nights and a wealth of local knowledge, these outdoor enthusiasts carry a wide range of brands and products to keep you safe and prepared for any fishing outing. The South Holston River Fly Shop is stocked with any gear you might have forgotten, and provides float and wade trips on the river. Let the Good Times Roll Discover an angler’s paradise in Bristol, Va./Tenn. Cheers has been fishing the South Holston River for as long as he can remember. “One of my earliest memories is standing waist deep with my dad on a foggy morning learning to fly fish,” he said. “Bristol is a fishing Mecca. We have it all close by.” Photo by Jimmy Cheers/Mountain Sports Ltd. For the best fishing, the upper portion of the river features a higher fish concentration and more public access. Below the Weir Dam and Emmet Bridge is a popular spot with hiking trails that lead downstream to allow easier access. Riverbend Road is another great area that offers almost a mile of remote river and several different types of water. “This section of river is regarded as one of the best dry fly areas due to the incredible Mayfly hatches in the warmer months,” Cheers said. If you’re planning to fish in the area, Cheers recommends a long leader (12+ feet) and light tippet (6X). For flies, midges and mayfly nymphs are the ticket. Standard pheasant tails (#18-16) and zebra midges (#20-22) will always be breadwinners. “I always recommend stopping by a local fly shop on the way to the river,” Cheers said. “The shop will know what’s hot and where to go that day.” A Local’s Take photo by Delta Blues BBQcenter_img You could spend days fly fishing the South Holston River and nearby streams for native brook, brown, and rainbow trout while the South Holston Lake is an excellent spot for catching smallmouth bass. Cherokee National Forest borders much of the river and lake shoreline, providing a scenic spot for anglers, boaters, and hikers alike. For an all-inclusive fly fishing trip, the South Holston River Lodge provides a top notch experience in a pristine destination. Located right on the bank of the South Holston River, you’ll have access to professional guides, riverside accommodations, delicious meals, and complimentary drinks all weekend or week long at this Orvis-endorsed lodge. At Mountain Sports Ltd., a family business, Jimmy Cheers serves as head guide and leads the fly shop, helping people get on the water more than 200 days a year. “I’m proud to be the third generation to carry on the tradition,” he said. “We have always had a passion for getting people outside, and my personal calling has been to get them on the river.”  After a day on the water, there’s nothing better than a hearty meal, cold drink, and good night of rest before doing it all over again. Sit down at the Burger Bar, a local staple since 1942, for that classic diner feel, complete with mouthwatering burgers, chili cheese fries, and milkshakes. If you’re in the mood for beef brisket, pulled pork, and other southern staples, Delta Blues BBQ will hit the spot. Or head to 620 State where you will find a menu full of everything from stir-fry and sushi to burgers and wings. Stay in Downtown Bristol for access to the best restaurants and amenities the area has to offer.  The Bristol Hotel, named a Top Ten City Hotel by Travel + Leisure, features cozy rooms and sweeping views of the Appalachian Mountains. Since opening in the summer of 2020, The Sessions Hotel has quickly become a top destination for the country music lover with onsite music venues and a day spa. Both hotels feature a rooftop bar with delicious cocktails, local brews, and epic views of the city. On the Virginia and Tennessee border, uncover the sights and delights of Bristol for a relaxing getaway in a world class fishing destination. Finish off the night with a drink at one of the area’s top establishments. Lost State Distilling, voted the 2020 Best New Craft Distillery by USA Today, is the hottest new spot to find a locally-made gin, rum, or Tennessee whiskey to enjoy. Try The Cascade Draft House for a rotating list of over 40 brews, ciders, sours, and seltzers that are sure to hit the spot. For drinks under the stars, the Lumac Rooftop Bar is the place to be with 360-degree views and refreshing drinks on tap.  last_img read more

Meteorologist: Temps Could Drop to Zero on Long Island Friday Night

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nine-year-old Kevin Grix measures and takes the temperature of the snow piled up in front of his North Babylon home on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (Photo credit: Tom Grix)Thought the brutal cold you woke up to Friday morning was bad? Well, just wait for Friday evening.The National Weather Service said temperatures across Long Island could drop into the single digits once the sun sets, and perhaps even plummet to zero.David Stark, a meteorologist at the Upton-based weather service, said the nor’easter that blanketed the Island with up to a foot of snow overnight, would continue funneling in some cold air during the day Friday, contributing to already freezing temperatures.The temperature quickly dropped during the height of the storm early Friday morning, but reached sub-zero temperatures because of a nasty wind chill. The wind should die down by Friday evening, and shouldn’t add to the cold, he said.“It’s certainly a bitter dangerous type cold,” Stark said, adding that the frigid, bone-chilling cold brought on by the powerful storm is unusual even for this time of year.Saturday’s forecast calls for a high near 28, and the temperature should remain in the 20s throughout the night.Things will change Sunday with temperatures potentially topping off near 45 degrees—balmy compared to the brutal cold the storm brought in—and should help melt what’s left of the snow. Rain is also forecasted for Sunday.But there’s still another whole day before that happens.Stark’s recommendation: “You want to limit your exposure” to the bitter cold outside.[View the story “Photos of Nor’easter that Slammed Long Island” on Storify]last_img read more

Austen Kroll Weighs In on Kathryn Dennis’ Boyfriend Chleb Ravenell

first_img– Advertisement – Dennis was “hanging out with Jackie a lot, you know, during quarantine, and then that’s where the romance sparked,” according to Kroll.The mother of two — Dennis shares daughter Kensie, 6, and son Saint, 4, with ex Thomas Ravenel — sparked romance speculation with Chleb in July.The pair were spotted getting cozy at the former college football player’s birthday party in a photo shared by Stewart at the time.Dennis confirmed the romance on October 23 by posting a photo on social media with her new beau. “YOU💕,” she captioned the cuddly snap.The next week, the model shared a photo with her man out at Southern Charm costar Leva Bonaparte’s restaurant, Bourbon N’ Bubbles.The couple spent Halloween together, dressing up as a cowboy and Poison Ivy to go to a haunted house. “BOO’d up 👻,” Dennis wrote via Instagram last month.The reality star previously dated Ravenel, 58, before ending their on-again, off-again relationship in 2016. Dennis was also linked to singer Hunter Price before breaking up in 2019.Southern Charm airs on Bravo Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.With reporting by Christina Garibaldi Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Kroll added: “So we’ll see on — you know — the verdict is out on that one as well.”The North Carolina native did not set up the pair, noting they were friends prior to dating.“Then the pandemic, probably, pushed them together, because [Kathryn] was hanging out with a mutual friend of all of ours, Jackie [Stewart],” Kroll said, adding that Stewart is dating Ravenell’s brother, Chelsie Ravenell.- Advertisement – “He literally was just, like, a model for me in my beer shoot,” Kroll told Us while promoting season 7 of the Bravo series. “I had a buddy come in town, like, to take pictures, you know, for Trop Hop and called him up. I was like, you know, come do this [with me].”The Kings Calling Brewing Co. founder said that Ravenell, who became Instagram official with Dennis, 29, last month, is “a great guy” who has been associated with the show’s friend group for a while.Austen Kroll Says Kathryn Dennis Boyfriend Chleb Ravenell Is ‘Great’ But the ‘Verdict Is Still Out’ on ThemAusten Kroll, Kathryn Dennis and Chleb Ravenell. Shutterstock; Gregory Pace/Shutterstock; Courtesy Chleb Ravenell/Instagram“Does this come at like the perfect timing for Kathryn? You know? Yes, yes it does,” he explained. “But you know, I haven’t really been around them much together. But we all know the same people and we all know his, like, close friends who are close friends with her and close friends with him and hear things.”- Advertisement – Not convinced! Austen Kroll is a fan of Kathryn Dennis’ new boyfriend, Chleb Ravenell, but isn’t sure they are endgame.The Southern Charm star, 33, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, November 4, that he is friends with Ravenell and recently worked with him.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Staying on the ball for redevelopment

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Arsenal and Everton target Armando Izzo signs new deal with Torino

first_imgArmando Izzo has committed his future to Torino (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal and Everton target Armando Izzo has put an end to transfer speculation by signing a new contract with current club Torino.The centre-back has been tracked by the Premier League sides after an impressive season in Turin that saw him called up to the Italy national team for the first time.Both the Gunners and the Toffees were thought likely to be making bids of around £22m for the 27-year-old this summer, but they will now be putting away their cheque books.Torino confirmed on Friday that they have tied down the former Genoa man to a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2024, ending the hopes of his suitors this year.ADVERTISEMENT#Izzo2024 🤩Armando has signed a five year contract with Torino FC🔥#SFT— Torino FC English (@TorinoFC1906_En) July 19, 2019 Comment AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are in the market for a centre-back after the struggles of Shkodran Mustafi last year and the likely departure of Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman went on strike this summer.Everton are also short in that position after Kurt Zouma returned to parent club Chelsea following a year-long loan, and Blues boss Frank Lampard declared his intention to keep him at the club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIzzo was seen as a good option by both teams and the Italian certainly agreed, describing himself as Italy’s second best centre-back when asked about his future in June.‘In the meantime I am happy, everyone likes to be courted,’ Izzo told Gazzetta dello Sport.‘I have another four years on my contract with Torino, I want to arrive and show my worth. I don’t like it to be said simply that I am a good player, I am worth more.‘Italian defenders, apart from [Juventus centre-back Giorgio] Chiellini, I don’t see others stronger and more determined than I am.‘I am honoured to wear the Torino shirt and I will be committed until the last day I wear it.’MORE: Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in contention to be one of Arsenal’s club captains this season, says Unai EmeryMORE: Arsenal face competition from Everton for Wilfried Zaha transfer Arsenal and Everton target Armando Izzo signs new deal with Torino Advertisement Phil HaighFriday 19 Jul 2019 8:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link55Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

LTHE Bags ONGC Double

first_imgL&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has won twin orders from Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).The engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts awarded are for:Development of Heera Panna Block of Western Offshore basin which is located about 70 kilometers of South West of Mumbai High.Development of Mumbai High South field of Western Offshore basin which is located about 210 km to the West of Mumbai city.The first project includes two well head platforms, 49 kilometers subsea rigid pipelines, 10 nos. of riser installation and modification work at seven existing platforms and Heera Process Complex.The second project includes one water injection process platforms bridge connected to existing WIS platform, 100 men living quarter, modification and interconnection of all the utilities with existing WIS, BHS, SLQ platforms.last_img read more