Art display aims to bring positivity to campus

By on January 26, 2021

first_imgAs the days get shorter and colder, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is trying to spread positivity around campus with a new creative art display between DeBartolo and O’Shaughnessy Halls. The exhibit is called “Romance Rocks” and consists of rocks decorated with words written in foreign languages of positivity and encouragement to students, faculty and other passersby. Emma Farnan | The Observer The “Romance Rocks” display, located between DeBartolo and O’Shaughnessy Halls. The display was organized by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and is meant to send a message of positivity to passing pedestrians.Sara Nunley, the undergraduate studies coordinator in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the person who organized the display, said “Romance Rocks” is meant to combat negativity in the community.“We basically are spreading kindness and encouragement across campus to all students,” Nunley said. “I feel like sometimes things can be so negative that we want positivity and stuff to be spread.”The rocks were created by about 500 students currently enrolled in beginning and intermediate level romance language courses. The rocks include words and phrases written in Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to the positive message, the display is also intended to be a creative way for passing pedestrians to engage with foreign languages.Shauna Williams, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures’ director of undergraduate studies, helped orchestrate the display. Williams noted the religious aspect of the art. “It lines up really well, as a Catholic University, with our Catholic mission of inclusion and diversity and celebrating differences,” she said.The display is also designed to bring an artistic change of pace to students in language courses, Nunley explained.“I’ve heard a lot from faculty that most students really enjoyed it,” she said. “Just taking a break from their normal routine in class, to just have like a breather you know and just do something fun and creative.”“Romance Rocks” is now beginning its second week on display and is scheduled to be cleared by Friday. Community members and language students will help clean up the display. The display’s first week, Williams explained, was designed to draw attention to the art.“We wanted it on display for two weeks,” she said. “One week so people could just walk by and notice it, especially since this weekend we had a home football game, we had a home hockey game, a home women’s basketball game and a home women’s volleyball game.”During the display’s second week, Nunley said community members are encouraged to pick up the rocks and share them.“This is the week that you’re to take one for yourself or share one with a friend,” she said.  Though Nunley organized and brought the project to Notre Dame, “Romance Rocks” is inspired by the Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy. Murphy is a “Women’s Empowerment Coach, Business Mentor, Kindness Activist, Meditation Instructor and Lecturer,” according to the Project’s website.Williams said the rocks themselves also communicate an important message about the longevity of positive thinking.“What do rocks even symbolize? Its something thats a little, you know, enduring and lasting through centuries,” she said. “They kind of have this other meaning of durability and long-lasting perseverance.”Tags: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, positivity, Romance Rockslast_img read more

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HGK: Estimation of the increase in the number of consumers and the potential of food and beverage consumption in the tourist season

By on November 18, 2020

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) made an analysis “Simulation of food and beverage consumption in August” according to which the potential amount of foreign tourist consumption of food and beverages outside the accommodation facility is about 2,4 times higher than the consumption of the domicile population.It is important to assess the preferences of tourists, so that interested parts of our economy can direct consumption (in the case discussed in this paper – the segment of food and beverage consumption) and in those segments where Croatia has competitive production (eg food industry), which would further stimulated economic recovery point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.”According to the estimates of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the potential amount of foreign tourist spending on food and beverages outside the accommodation facility is about 2,4 times higher than the consumption of the domicile resident. Thus, in the Split-Dalmatia County, which expects a 38% increase in population in August under the influence of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, the expected potential for food and beverage consumption for that month is almost 3 times higher, while in the Istria County, which expects population growth of about 123 %, the consumption potential for August is almost 5 times higher than in the off-season. When we talk about important tourist cities, Nin and Medulin stand out. Nin is expected to have a population increase of 461% and 13 times higher consumption compared to off-season consumption. In Medulin, population growth is expected to be 447% and consumption 13 times higher. ” HGK President Luka Burilović said.See a very useful and important analysis on the simulation of food and beverage consumption in the attachment.Side dish: HGK analysis – Simulation of food and beverage consumption in Augustlast_img read more

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Theft suspect arrested

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgA brief scuffle ensued betweenMartinez and Dagoon, after which the latter sought assistance to police officerswho were able to collar the suspect. Theft suspect Gerald Martinez sits handcuffed inside the headquarters of Iloilo City Police Office Station 1. He was caught stealing a belt bag containing cash from a television reporter in Barangay President Roxas, City Proper on Tuesday. ICPO He was accused of breaking into thecar of Rena Dagoon, 42, of Barangay Ungka, Pavia, Iloilo. Gerald Martinez ofBarangay Tanza Esperanza, City Proper was caught around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, apolice report showed. Dagoon told police she was recordingfootage of the situation in the area when she heard a noise from her vehicle.And when Dagoon went on to check, she saw Martinez holding a belt bagcontaining cash amounting to P2,148 and other identification cards he hadtaken. ILOILO City – Police arrested a manwho tried to steal a bag from a television reporter in Barangay PresidentRoxas, City Proper. Martinez was immediately taken to thePolice Station 1 for the filing of the appropriate case against him./PNlast_img read more

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So tough not to sweat the small stuff at hot, humid US Open

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title And a day later, Novak Djokovic’s quarterfinal opponent made an unusual plea to leave the court at 2-all, right in the middle of a set, so he could change out of his drenched clothes and sneakers — and Djokovic was OK with it, because it gave him a chance to remove his shirt and chill out for a bit.Djokovic leaned back, put his hands behind his head and stretched his legs Wednesday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, looking more like someone relaxing by the pool than a guy in the grind of a Grand Slam match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Don’t sweat the small stuff? Try telling that to Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and all of the other players, ball boys and girls, spectators and everyone else dripping through this most uncomfortable of U.S. Opens, where it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity.“I personally have never sweat as much as I have here. Incredible. I mean, I have to take at least 10 shirts for every match,” said Djokovic, a two-time champion at Flushing Meadows who faces 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori in the semifinals Friday. “It’s, literally, after two games, you’re soaking.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I actually don’t think it’s that hot. Sorry,” Osaka said after her quarterfinal victory. “I don’t know, I think it’s because I’m used to the Florida heat. So yeah, I kind of enjoyed it. I like sweating.”It’s been so unusually muggy that the U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the Open, made up a rule on the fly to offer some help to the men, letting them take a 10-minute break between the third and fourth sets of a match that goes that long if it’s too hot.There already was a rule on the women’s tour offering that sort of pause between the second and third sets.When junior and wheelchair matches were suspended Thursday, it meant things got bad enough to warrant some sort of concession to the heat on seven of the tournament’s 11 days.Some, including Djokovic, have wondered whether the retractable roof on Ashe could be closed to allow the air-circulation system to reduce humidity. But tournament policy is that the stadium can only be covered when it’s raining or showers are predicted, as was the case ahead of the women’s semifinals Thursday night.“Nobody remembers players dealing with these type of heat and humidity conditions for this extended period of time. We understand the conditions are very tough inside of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Players are talking about. We hear them,” USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said.“It’s an open-ended question: What can be done now?” he said. “There’s no magical solution to this.”He said that the four doors in the 23,771-seat main arena’s corners are being propped open during matches, but the effect has been negligible.Federer said he had a hard time breathing. The man who beat Federer, 55th-ranked John Millman, said it was hard to hold his racket. It was Millman, in his loss to Djokovic, who received permission for the unusual mid-set outfit swap because he was leaving sweat all over the court.“Whether it’s night or day, we just don’t have air down there,” Djokovic said. “It feels like sauna.” MOST READ Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo-halo’ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, wears a cooling vest and has a towel with ice placed around his neck during a changeover in his match against Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity at this most uncomfortable of U.S. Opens. Don’t sweat the small stuff? Try telling that to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and other players who’ve been dripping and drenched at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)NEW YORK— Roger Federer positioned a tiny black fan so it would blow air right at his face during changeovers in a bid to cool off during what became a stunning loss at the U.S. Open.Rafael Nadal piled up so many soaked white towels next to his sideline bench the following night that it looked like laundry day. The man he beat after five sets and nearly five hours, Dominic Thiem, found it impossible to run in shoes he called “completely wet.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES He was among those who noted just how much even the stoic Federer — gasp! — was perspiring when he was upset in the fourth round on Monday night, when the humidity was about 75 percent. It’s exceeded that on other evenings, while the temperature keeps topping 90 degrees (32 Celsius), day after day, although it’s supposed to begin dropping Friday.“I have never seen Roger sweat. Ever,” said John Isner, the highest-ranked American man. “If he’s sweating a lot, and has to change clothes, then you know it’s pretty humid out there.”Isner estimated that he might have lost 8 to 10 pounds during his quarterfinal loss Tuesday in Ashe to 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, who’ll meet Nadal in the semifinals.“Whatever the humidity is on outer courts or in the city,” Isner said, “I think it’s amplified on center court. It’s just we have seen it all tournament long — the girls and the guys out there, just sweating a lot.”One player who wasn’t sure what the fuss was all about was 20th-seeded Naomi Osaka, who represents Japan and trains in Florida.ADVERTISEMENT Given all of the sweating going on, he was asked whether the players’ changing areas are smellier than usual this year.“What happens in locker room,” Djokovic replied with a smile, “stays in locker room.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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By on December 24, 2019

first_imgTHE community in Killybegs is in a state of shock and disbelief this evening following the death today of a fish factory worker.The employee died after being trapped in machinery at the Sean Ward Fish Exports company in the Donegal town.An ambulance was summonsed to the scene shortly after 3.20pm. A 21-year-old Donegal man, from 6kms away, was later pronounced dead.Gardai were also there and have informed the Health and Safety Authority as a matter of routine.TD Thomas Pringle, who lives in the fishing village, said the community is coming to terms with the news.“It is an awful shock and of course my sympathies go to the family of this man,” he said. The Ward factory is a well-respected and well-known local employer. COMMUNITY IN SHOCK AFTER MAN DIES IN FISH FACTORY ACCIDENT was last modified: January 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentdonegalfish exportsGardaiKillybegssean wardlast_img read more

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