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Notre Dame to host annual Fall Career Expo

first_imgThousands of students will descend on Notre Dame Stadium this Wednesday evening for the annual Fall Career Expo. The Expo, which is the Center for Career Development’s largest career fair of the year, will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes representatives from 247 companies looking to hire students majoring in everything from English to biochemistry.“The Expo is open to all students — undergraduate, graduate, everybody’s welcome to attend,” Ryan Willerton, associate vice president of career and professional development. Ann Curtis | The Observer Alumni Tim Gancer speaks with a participant in the 2017 Fall Career Expo.Planning for the Career Expo began last spring with choosing a date and reaching out to repeat employers and potential new employers, director of employer engagement LoriAnn Edinborough, said. The planning is a huge undertaking requiring organization of countless moving parts to ensure employers and students alike have a productive and rewarding experience.“A lot of the employers will say we offer one of the best career fairs around and I think we just want to make sure they have an unsurpassed experience while they’re here from our end of, you know, providing it for them,” Edinborough said.Edinborough said that due to the excessive heat expected for Wednesday evening, the dress code of the Expo has been switched to business casual attire to ensure a more comfortable experience. She also said one of the biggest developments this year is a new app, ND Career Expo.“With this career fair app, you can do a quick search, have a quick definition of what that company is and the industries that they’re seeking, so you have a little bit of a synopsis while you’re waiting,” Bridget Kibbe, director of undergraduate career services, said. “Then you can ask more of a strategic question instead of coming up and asking, ‘What do you do?’”On the student side of the planning, Kibbe said her team streamlined the way they did student preparation, switching from 30-minute appointments to resume reviews and workshops covering resume writing, general preparation and interview practice.“I think the big part is making sure we plan well in advance, and I think this year we certainly did a very good job in doing that,” Kibbe said. “We offered [workshops] across, you know, every day of the week, Monday through Thursday and on Friday and at different times, again, very well-attended, so that’s been a huge plus for us.”While some students may regard networking and trying to “sell themselves” to employers as their worst nightmare, Kibbe said that the career counselors work to dispel that view of the career fair in their meetings with students, urging students to instead focus on the valuable conversations they can have with alumni and employers.“We certainly want students to feel that if they have no idea what they want to do, this still is a great place to attend because it’s a discernment tool,” Kibbe said. “Just talking to alums who have probably been through this before themselves, you know, what was their career path, what did they get involved in on campus, what classes did they take, what activities.”Kibbe said all students, no matter where they are in their educations or career discernment process, should attend the career fair to begin to understand how the skills developed in their classes are preparing them for future careers.“It’s not about your major. It’s about your skill sets and what’s developed, so we don’t want students to feel like your major defines your career path,” Kibbe said. “For so many employers, it is about your competencies: your comfort level in communication, critical thinking skills, things like that.”Tags: career fair, Center for Career Development, Fall Career Expolast_img read more

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Wayne Brady Joins Jake Shears & Kirstin Maldonado in Broadway’s Kinky Boots

first_img Related Shows View Comments Kinky Boots Everybody say yeah! Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady steps back into the heels of Lola in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots beginning on March 5 for a strictly limited run through April 26. Brady first played the role of Lola following the exit of Tony-winning original cast member Billy Porter. Brady takes over for J. Harrison Ghee, who temporarily leaves Kinky Boots to star in The Sting; Ghee will return to Kinky Boots on May 1. Brady was seen onstage as Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of Hamilton and as Billy Flynn in the hit Broadway revival of Chicago. He currently hosts the CBS game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” which has earned him six Daytime Emmy nominations. Brady will also appear in a recurring role in the third season of USA Network’s hit series Colony. Brady joins a cast that includes Jake Shears as Charlie Price, Kirstin Maldonado as Lauren and Caroline Bowman as Nicola. The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.Look back at Brady’s first Kinky Boots engagement in the production footage below. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

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Briefly noted: Indian Hills students walk out of class for gun reform; Mission to honor Rushton 5th grader’s Arbor Day design

first_imgIndian Hills students walk out of class in call for gun reform. Students from Indian Hills Middle School walked out of class Thursday for 17 minutes from 11:17 to 11:34 a.m. to honor the 17 people killed in the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month. The student lined Mission Road, holding up signs calling for gun control and school safety measures. The school did not sanction the walkout, but worked with student leaders to ensure it took place during the daily period where no students have academic classes. Many Shawnee Mission students are participating in the March for Our Lives KC event to be held at Theis Park Saturday.Rushton 5th Grader to be honored by Mission for winning Arbor Day design competition. Rushton Elementary 5th grader Affan Ansair will be honored by the city of Mission today as part of its annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony. Ansair’s design for an Arbor Day poster on the theme Kansas Trees are Terrific — and Energy Wise, won the statewide contest with more than 1,000 entries. At a ceremony today, Mission will honor Ansair with the planting of a Brandywine Maple donated by the Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association and a Wildfire Black Gum donated by the Kansas Forest Service.last_img read more

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Uncertainty hangs over Gophers’ basketball schedule

first_imgOriginally, the Gophers were set to play in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off starting Nov. 21. The team was scheduled to face UCF in the first round with the winner playing either Rhode Island or Marquette.Pitino, again, was asked if he could confirm whether or not the Gophers would be participating in this tournament. He responded, “We’re not even close to confirming that yet, so I just don’t know.”Now, there are three new teams that have taken the spots of the Gophers, Eagles and Knights in the Naismith bracket. Virginia Tech, Temple and South Florida have filled up the three spots, and the tournament is set to start Nov. 28.The Gophers will miss out in the Hall of Fame tournament, but their first game of the season was announced Friday. As a part of the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Gophers will host Boston College on Dec. 8.Though there still is a lot of uncertainty with the season amidst the pandemic, Pitino wants one thing for his team — safety.“We want what’s best for the players from a safety standpoint. We want to make sure that whoever we are playing, they’re following the same type of protocols that we are,” Pitino said. “Travel creates another element that becomes an issue and so we’re trying to work our way through that.” Uncertainty hangs over Gophers’ basketball scheduleWith under a month until the season starts, the Gophers, along with countless college basketball teams, are yet to know their schedules.Kamaan RichardsPlayers on the Gophers bench observe those on the court at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Minnesota defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 75-69 AJ CondonOctober 31, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIn a normal year, head coach Richard Pitino and his team would be under two weeks from starting their season. This year has been everything but normal, and the Gophers’ men’s basketball team is feeling that effect.The season was scheduled to start Nov. 10 but has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of the season being delayed, the NCAA has also delayed the start date of practice. Scrimmages and exhibition games will not be allowed, and the season will be condensed.That first day of the season, officially, was Oct. 15. The Gophers are only allowed 30 practices in the 42 days before the season gets underway.The number of games played always is dependent on the teams’ ability to win in the Big Ten tournament, as well as in the NIT or NCAA tournament, granted the Gophers make it. Originally, the schedule was going to be 31 games, but that has since changed.The season is set to start Nov. 25 and will feature no more than 27 games. Ordinarily, with the season set to start just under a month away, Pitino and his team would have expectations as to who they would be going up against.It’s easy to think generally about the teams that the Gophers will face. That isn’t the question that’s still up in the air. The lingering question is the non-conference games the Gophers will participate in.When asked about what the schedule will look like, Pitino said, “I can’t confirm anything.” He added they are waiting for the Big Ten schedule to get solidified, so they can work around that.last_img read more

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State Auditor Brian Colón Issues Statement Following Raid Of Las Vegas Mayor; City Hall

first_imgState Auditor ColónLAS VEGAS, NM – This afternoon State Auditor Colón issued the following statement regarding the New Mexico Attorney General raids on the home of Las Vegas Mayor and City Hall: “Upon information identified through an open and ongoing special examination the special investigations division on June 24, 2019 directed the Independent Public Accountant to consider risk to assess the potential loss of taxpayer dollars,” Colón said. “The allegations of improper compliance and violations of law concerning conflicts of interest between Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron and Gemini Construction/Marvin Salazar and other matters suggestive of elevated risk have resurfaced. It is deeply concerning as these matters were initially identified in the special audit released by the OSA over a year ago.”The Office of the State Auditor is in a unique position to expand its scope beyond what is documented as the original concerns in the search warrant and is committed to working hand in glove with the Attorney General and law enforcement to ensure New Mexicans are protected from fraud, waste, and abuse.New Mexicans concerned about potential instances of fraud, waste, and abuse should contact the Office of the State Auditor. Reports may be made anonymously through our website at www.saonm.org or by calling 1.866.OSA-FRAUD. You may also speak to an investigator by calling 505.476.3800.last_img read more

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Mumbai move sees 1,000 tonne lift for forwarder Om Projects

first_imgOm Projects says the unit, a jack-up platform weighing 1,005 tonnes, is the biggest of its kind to move through the Maharashtra port. The cargo belongs to AFCONS, one of the forwarder’s long-standing clients.Including export and import cargo, the total volume of cargo handled in the project was nearly 50,000 cbm.A spokesman for the firm said: “We are thankful to our esteemed client, as well as the Mumbai port authorities, customs and the various allied agencies involved in this successful movement.”Om Freight Forwarders is an integrated logistics solutions provider, offering door-to-door services across five continents. Established for over 45 years, the company has its own offices in India, China, Singapore and Europe.last_img read more

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MPs to lobby Truss direct on whiplash reform

first_imgA group of Conservative MPs will meet justice secretary Liz Truss next week to urge her not to give up on whiplash reforms.Croydon South MP Chris Philp (pictured) will lead the delegation to meet Truss on Monday, following reports last week that the lord chancellor was not minded to push ahead with any changes.The personal injury sector has been waiting for the publication of a consultation since last autumn, when then-chancellor George Osborne said he wanted to increase the small claims limit to £5,000 and scrap general damages for minor soft tissue injuries.Philp said he is concerned that enthusiasm for those reforms has waned and he has arranged a meeting with Truss to reiterate the case for change.The MP told the Association of British Insurers motor conference in London he will argue that legislation is urgently needed.‘I will be pointing out that fraud is out of control and adding £93 to everyone’s car insurance premium,’ Philp told the Gazette.‘The public are being phoned and enticed to commit fraud. It is morally corrosive.’Philp said he is minded to campaign for reforms to claims that follow a minor road traffic accident. He said a claims management company contacted him ‘incessantly’ and, when he explained he was not hurt, urged him to lie that his neck hurt.Although insurers have expressed anxiety that reforms have been placed on the back-burner, the Ministry of Justice insists it is committed to cutting claim numbers and will publish details before the end of the year.Conference delegates yesterday said they are still confident the government will follow through with promises to reform the sector.Maurice Tulloch (pictured, speaking), global insurance chairman of Aviva, said Osborne’s reforms were still necessary, although he said any proposals must be balanced with a pledge that claimants who have suffered genuine injuries should receive compensation.Tulloch said Aviva now defends 2,000 claims a year which it suspects are fraudulent, compared with 100 claims defended in previous years.He admitted insurers have not been tough enough in defending claims in the past and said firms should take a long-term view rather than take the easier option of settling cases even where there are suspicions.‘The financial outcome from defending so many claims is probably worse than if most claims had gone through,’ he said.‘[But] insurers can earn customers’ trust by defending more spurious claims. Don’t settle because it’s cheaper – be tough, fight spurious claims and defend if necessary.’last_img read more

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Cat rescued from derelict Lockerbie building

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Scottish SPCA has reunited a cat with his worried owner after he was rescued from a derelict building in Lockerbie by a Scottish SPCA officer.Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted on Sunday 14 August by a neighbour after distressed miaows were heard coming from the house next door.Animal rescue officer Jade Cumming said, “This house was in a terrible state and hadn’t been occupied for years.“I could see a sky light on the roof was damaged and that a cat could have fallen in and would never manage to get back out.“With the help of a locksmith, I gained access to the house and the cat practically jumped into my arms.“He had a pouch of whiskers and a very large drink of water and I was able to return him to his owner a few doors up.“This was a lovely, happy ending and I’m so glad we were able to help.”Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.last_img read more

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Shop Dominica 2013 kicks off today

first_imgLocalNews Shop Dominica 2013 kicks off today by: – August 2, 2013 Share Share 365, MMP is one of the many companies participating in the Shop Dominica initiativeThe second annual Shop Dominica initiative commences today with huge discounts and savings from several business firms. The event which will run through the holiday weekend and climax on Sunday, 4th is expected to stimulate increase spending in the private sector Some of the businesses who have confirmed participation includes Jolly’s Pharmacy, HHV Whitchurch, Perkey’s Pizza, Don’s and Diva’s, Prima Dona, the Glam Cosmetics, La Flamboyant Hotel, 365 MMP, La Belle Femme Boutique and Bijoux Terner. The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) has partnered with the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA), the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and the Dominica Manufacturers association to host the event.President of the Dominica Association of industry and Commerce Lillian Piper has said increased participation from the neighboring the French Islands is expected this year.The Buy Dominica campaign is also on this weekend at the Roseau Market from this morning. It will feature the business students of the Portsmouth Secondary School’s manufactured products including coconut oil, cocoa and coffee products, pepper sauce, jams and a variety of punches.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img 13 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Over $1M for housing assistance in Wesley Constituency

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNewsPolitics Over $1M for housing assistance in Wesley Constituency by: Dominica Vibes News – June 4, 2018 Tweetcenter_img The Wesley Village Council and the Woodfordhill Village Council received cheques amounting to a total of $1,145,380.01 for housing assistance from the government of Dominica. The cheques were presented by Dominica Labour Party’s caretaker for the Wesley Constituency Athenia Benjamin on Monday 4 June, 2018. The Wesley Village Council received a cheque of $647,666.43 and Woodfordhill Village Council received a cheque of $497,713.58. Twenty-nine beneficiaries in each village will benefit. Benjamin who made a statement on her Facebook page said in addition to this eleven new homes will be built in the Wesley Constituency. The construction of these new homes will bring the total amount spent in that constituency thus far to $1,400,000.00. Share 68 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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