Tags: Cancer research, Notre Dame the bald and the beautiful, TBAB, the bald and the beautiful Junior Kat Stultz said she first heard about The Bald and The Beautiful her freshman year, when some friends donated their hair to raise money for cancer research and treatment. That was when Stultz, whose friends and family have experienced various forms of cancer, began to think about participating.Kelly Konya | The Observer [Observer File Photo]“My best friend Patrick lost his friend Neil at age 19 to leukemia, and ever since then I’ve wanted to do something in his honor and to help combat pediatric cancer,” she said. “On the older end of cancer, a very dear friend and theology professor, Mr. Scurro back home, had pancreatic cancer last year and thankfully won that fight.“My mom also lost three of her good friends within the past three years to various forms of cancer, so I want to be in solidarity with all of them and show my support in the various fights, even if they didn’t necessarily win it.”Stultz passed on participating the next year because her hair had not yet grown to the eight inches required for donation. On Thursday, however, Stultz will become one of hundreds of participants in The Bald and The Beautiful when she shaves her head and donates the hair.The event, which takes place today, tomorrow and Friday in the Sorin and Dooley Rooms of the LaFortune Student Center, raises money for the St. Baldricks Foundation, which funds cancer research, and the pediatric ward of Memorial Hospital of South Bend, according to its website. Hair donations go to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs for cancer patients.Freshman Erich Jegier, who also participated in the Gentleman Auction on March 26, benefitting benefitted a foundation that funds childhood cancer research, said he decided to shave his head because it was a visible way of raising awareness about cancer.“I like the fact that it raises awareness,” Jegier said. “I’m the kind of person who can take a risk and put myself out on the line and do something that’s a little bit crazy, just so that people notice it.“I feel like awareness is something that’s overlooked as far as service goes. You can be focused on raising money, but the service is futile if nobody knows where that money is going to, and awareness can be just a huge aspect because long-term it provides lots of benefits.”Many students participate through a club or dorm, or hear about the event through their friends. Freshman Daniel Pedroza said he heard about The Bald and The Beautiful through a member of the Notre Dame Glee Club, who was encouraging fellow members to sign up.“All these questions started popping up, like what would my parents think or what would it look like … I found myself debating with myself about whether or not it would be a good idea,” he said. “It was yesterday when I decided that I found it silly that I was doing that debate, the fact that I was going to make a choice about it, because I started thinking about the people who don’t get a choice. They don’t get to choose. They don’t get any say in the matter.”According to its website, the event, now in its fifth year, raised more than $40,000 in 2013 and donated more than 400 inches of hair. Stultz said in addition to the $10 registration fee, she is hoping to raise $500, soliciting donations from family and friends and through social media.Jegier, who is getting his head shaved Friday night, said he hopes to raise more than $250 from his friends and family.“Since it is on a Friday evening, I’m hoping to get a big turnout with my friends and instigate a lot of donations then,” he said.Stultz said though she will miss things like French-braiding her hair, she is excited to be raising awareness about the struggles of having cancer.“Something that I’ve been learning through the various experiences with cancer in my life is how special and precious the gift of life is, and how everything that we have can be taken away at any moment,” Stultz said. “So the small sacrifice of giving up my hair for all of these people who are going through much bigger battles than I am is just to be able to be in solidarity with them is what I’m hoping to get out of it.”
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 School of Rock – The Musical Alex Brightman in ‘School of Rock'(Photo by: Matthew Murphy) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest hit School of Rock officially turns one on December 6 and to celebrate we here at Broadway.com are delighted to be the first to bring you this mini-documentary. Charting the show’s life from its try-out at the Gramercy all the way to the Tony Awards and beyond, it has been put together by NYU film student Jordan Axlerod. Watch below to see how Tony nominee Alex Brightman, Sierra Boggess and some incredibly talented kids went about sticking it to the man and got Broadway pledging allegiance to the band. View Comments
For boulevard, island or clump tree plantings, calculate the space you need. Be sure there areno soil limits. Trees can grow well together if you give them more than half a chance. No overlap is allowed with six or more trees. If you plant six or more together, use the totalCRD. One tree plopped down in a barren or competition-filled area, where the sun pounds down withlittle soil moisture to spare, is not a good idea. The critical rooting distance is the minimum diameter of a circular area, with the tree in themiddle, you should preserve for the tree to use. Two trees planted together, where each can shade the other’s stem and rooting area, can helpeach other grow. As long as the trees aren’t jammed into a small pocket of soil, they can growtogether. How much space do trees need to grow well? To find out, estimate the tree diameter someyears in the future. Figure the diameter (in inches) of a tree at 4.5 feet above the ground.Multiply that by 2.5 to get the critical rooting distance in feet. One key estimate of your site’s tree-growth space is the soil surface area, in square feet, opento the atmosphere. The more square feet of open soil surface, the greater the chances ofgrowing great trees. A tree under these conditions has plenty of room to grow, but can only survive while gatheringessential resources and keeping pests at bay. New trees on new sites have a hard time. Properly designed, a group planting allows each tree to thrive and share the availableresources. When putting two or more trees together, think first about the physical space available for atree to colonize. If you plant two trees together, add their CRDs. Then multiply the total by 0.6 (for 40 percentroot-system overlap) to get the CRD for both trees. To calculate how much space you need to plant three, four or five trees together, add all theirCRDs. Then multiple that value by the allowed overlap values of 0.7 (three trees), 0.8 (fourtrees) or 0.9 (five trees). Single trees planted in pleasant spots are all around us. In the natural world, though, mosttrees aren’t singles. They grow in clumps, groves, stands and forests. Trees need space to grow into, both above and below the soil surface. The space a treecolonizes must contain, hold or produce enough essential resources to allow it to survive andgrow.
If I’m being completely honest, I ordered the Crooked Row Cream Ale mainly because it was the only beer on the menu that I hadn’t had and I’m into trying new things right now. Okay, that last part’s a lie. I’m not into trying new things at all. I hate trying new things. It’s exhausting. But in the spirit of self-improvement, I’m making an effort. So instead of the IPA I know I love, I ordered the cream ale I knew nothing about.Cream ales are a bit of an outlier in the craft beer world. They’re brewed with corn, which is frowned upon by beer purists because it’s a filler, but the corn typically gives the beer a light, creamy texture. It’s not a terribly common style. Foothills, out of North Carolina, does a cream ale, so does Catawba and Thomas Creek out of South Carolina. But Spotted Cow, from New Glarus in Wisconsin, is probably the most famous cream ale on the market today. People go ape shit over this beer. I’ve never had it because you can’t get it outside of Wisconsin—a store owner in a neighboring state even got busted for selling the beer illegally. Which just goes to show that if it’s done right, the cream ale can be killer.This particular cream ale, the Crooke Row Cream Ale, is brewed by Sunken City, out of Smith Lake, Virginia. “Cream” is a bit of a misnomer, as it’s not that creamy. It’s wicked light and there’s definitely a corn sweetness to it, but it has a bit of an edge for a cream ale. Something zesty that I didn’t expect to find in the style. Overall, it’s a winner, so I decide to continue with my effort to try new things and I order the “Hungarian Cabbage Rolls” for dinner because I’ve never heard of that dish before either. Turns out, it’s kind of like a burrito, only with cabbage instead of tortillas. There’s a reason why you don’t see a lot of Hungarian restaurants around town.I guess you can’t win them all. At least the beer was good. Here’s to trying new things.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Andrew CaseyA Sound Beach man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and causing the crash that killed his 28-year-old passenger in upstate Clermont over the weekend, New York State police said.Andrew Casey, 22, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. A Town of Livingston Justice Court ordered him held without bail.Troopers said Casey was driving a Chevrolet Blazer northbound on State Route 9 when the SUV left the roadway and struck several trees and a utility pole before it came to rest down an embankment on Saturday evening.His passenger, Andrew Clarke, of Red Hook, was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.Investigators determined Casey was intoxicated, took him into custody and had his non-life threatening injuries treated at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital. The investigation is continuing.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr U.S. consumers kept their spending flat in December and instead boosted their savings rate to the highest level in three years.Consumer spending was unchanged in December after rising 0.5% in November, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Incomes increased 0.3%, matching November’s gain.Higher incomes and flat spending pushed the savings rate to 5.5% of after-tax income in December. That was the highest level since December 2012.The latest numbers underscore how cautious consumers were in the final three months of the year. Weak spending gains dragged overall U.S. economic growth, which slowed to a meager 0.7% rate in the fourth quarter. continue reading »
Practicing mindfulness is a popular New Year’s resolution this year. Mindfulness as a search term scored a 98 last week on Google. The score represents the search interest relative to the highest point on the chart, so mindfulness is definitely a current trend. Likewise, meditation scored 100 last week. Both search terms scored near 50 just five years ago.I began meditating last year, and have found it helpful in a number of ways. It hasn’t just helped reduce stress; I’ve also become more focused and productive at work. Meditation is tricky, especially for beginners. Most of the time, I use guided meditation apps or podcasts to help me focus.Calm is an app I use, and each day it produces a themed guided meditation. So far this year, most of the themes have involved common New Year’s resolutions such as substance abuse, overeating and negative thoughts.Today’s theme was mindful consumption of media. Each meditation ends with a quote, and today’s was from self-help author Mark Manson. “Limitless access to knowledge brings limitless opportunity. But only to those who learn to manage the new currency: their attention,” he wrote.Countless news sources and social media feeds, available 24/7 on smart phones, all compete for our attention. Many of these information sources are written to stir an emotional response to encourage clicks or comments, because engagement is media currency. Most people know that, yet they nonetheless allow themselves to get swept away in the current of emotions produced by news rivers. If you read about tragic deaths, sexual assaults and insulting political barbs before you even get out of bed, you’ll likely carry those negative emotions with you all day long, and they will suck the joy out of your day. Do this day after day, and you’ll soon find you’re living a life void of happiness and fulfillment. Limiting media consumption isn’t easy. As someone with a journalism degree who has made her living in media and content for most of her life, it’s definitely a struggle for me. If you struggle with mindful media consumption like I do, here are three tips I’ve found helpful.Join Facebook groupsOver the past few months, I’ve joined Facebook groups for special needs parents in my area, female entreprenuers, online business providers and spiritual growth. Posts from these groups now dominate my news feed, reducing the number of posts that don’t produce any positive or helpful information, like friends or relatives arguing about politics. It’s also reduced the time I spend on Facebook, because these groups are filled with people who are living rich, fulfilled lives and they share ways I can do it, too. Instead of getting sucked into mindless videos or negative political debate, I’m inspired to put down my phone and live in the present moment.Begin the day doing something creativeThis tip came from my Facebook spiritual growth site. Research has shown that if you begin your day doing something productive and creative, such as exercising, journaling or meditating, you’ll carry that mindset with you throughout the day. Likewise, if you choose to begin your day doing something reactive, such as reading news or responding to social media posts, you’ll carry that mindset all day long. The former is far more positive and fulfilling than the latter.Limit your news timeOne of the nifty gadgets I’m using this year is a cube timer, which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a plastic cube with times on each side and a timer mechanism inside. Turn the amount of time face up, and the timer will count down and beep when time is up. I use the timer to help me focus on work tasks, but it’s also helpful when consuming media. I only give myself 15-20 minutes of news time each day. When time is up, I move on. News sites like CU Insight can be really helpful when limiting news time, because you can quickly scan a variety of news sources. Your attention is valuable currency. Once you master that concept, it will be easier to more mindfully consume media and select information that will help you live a happier and more productive life. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson is co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, a marketing company that serves fintech and asset/liability management firms. Previously, she was executive editor of Credit Union Times. She has more … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Details
Going on vacation is something everyone is looking forward to, however, it can occasionally cause a feeling of stress and fear that they will miss something as they try to make the most of their stay. Especially a trip from point A to point B or your accommodation. Everyone appreciates and respects that, and so do you, right? According to a recent survey by Booking.com, the world’s leading passenger connection company with the largest selection of amazing accommodation facilities, involving 21.500 travelers from 29 different markets, more than half of global travelers (55%) and 66% of Croatian travelers would love to get a welcome package from the hosts, and among them, 10% of guests (6% for guests from Croatia) would be disappointed if they were not greeted in the room by any welcome gift. Yes, you are the hosts in the family accommodation. Once you understand that and change the whole paradigm, I’m sure you’ll be successful in the long run. That’s the whole philosophy of family accommodation. The sooner you understand this, the easier it will be for you and you will catch the rhythm, because the process of self-regulation of the market has already begun, ie it makes a difference from the weaker, medium and successful ones. A warm welcome is key to me, it makes a difference and most importantly it shows how much you care about the guest. And guests will recognize and reward it. And wherever the trip takes them, more than half of global travelers (51%) expect a more comfortable environment thanks to the engagement of the owner, and 59% of passengers from Croatia expect the same, with almost half of global passengers (48%) actively brings travel (the same is true for 54% of passengers from Croatia). In addition, 44% of guests from Croatia want someone to take care of them and expect the host to give them a warm welcome to ensure they adapt quickly to the new environment. As private accommodation has grown uncontrollably in the past few years, we have reached a point where supply is higher than demand, and this year a good part of private accommodation will certainly be in the red, ie have a worse season. Logically, because the season is expected at the level of the same year, at best, and as the number of tourists is the same, and the total accommodation offer is much higher, someone will be empty-handed. BE A HOST IN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION, NOT REAL ESTATE AGENTS And that’s what new booking.com research says reveals that the fact that someone cares for guests and makes them feel welcome is important to 49% of global travelers to adapt as easily as possible to a new environment. And while many types of non-hotel accommodation offer excellent facilities, many travelers believe that it is the personal approach that will make you feel at home in a facility. It is the household and the real hosts in the family accommodation that are of the greatest value. But, again, those successful, ie better quality accommodation and real hosts in family accommodation will not feel the decline, on the contrary, they will always have a stable business and booking. Today, more than ever, guests have a choice, and they always choose the accommodation that is better, more comfortable and that suits them best. Even your household can be and is crucial when choosing, and even often guests become longtime friends. This difference is made by you as the host in the family accommodation and your relationship with the guest. In this way, you create a base of regular guests who return every year, and you are not dependent on market trends and you do not have the cost of promotion. That’s an imperative, isn’t it? Welcome guests with cold juice, beer, wine, coffee, cakes and some homemade delicacies. Of course, you don’t need the whole lunch, just a small trifle as a sign of attention and welcome. Preferably domestic and local authentic product because that is how you stimulate the local economy, and not to encourage imports through tourism. A personal note such as local tips can be extremely helpful. Information about local delicacies shared by the owner or manager of the facility with guests was rated as the most valuable information that travelers would like to receive in the welcome package (40%), as many as 53% of respondents from Croatia think, as well as recommendations personalized for them. for global travelers, 36% for travelers from Croatia). Treat your guests like a real host, like your friend. After all, our hospitality is our biggest advantage and definitely what we are known for. The big difference is in the emotion, and humans are emotional beings by nature. When you dedicate yourself to someone and show that you care, those are strong emotions and you have a guest forever. But, again, those successful, ie better quality accommodation and real hosts in family accommodation will not feel the decline, on the contrary, they will always have a stable business and booking. Today, more than ever, guests have a choice, and they always choose the accommodation that is better, more comfortable and that suits them best. Lately, there has been a big negative “chase” for family accommodation. While such debates go in the wrong direction, as family accommodation is certainly not a competition to hotels, it is certainly clear how hosts in family accommodation, private landlords and real estate agents should be distinguished. It is necessary to put things in their place, and not in the same basket to put the host in family accommodation that for generations arranges, grows and hosts guests in your home from an apartment in a building rented for tourism and especially from real estate agents. who erected on one plot a building with ten or more apartments exclusively for rent. Thus, 68% of global travelers and 66% of travelers from Croatia agree that providing comfortable accommodation and a second home to guests is for them what makes good hospitality. So be prepared and raise the quality of service, arrange accommodation as if you live in it yourself to feel the feeling and warmth of home and do not forget – the motive for coming is not accommodation, but the destination. The experience and content of the destination is why people travel, so you have to sell the experiences, stories and content of the destination. And the best stories and tips are not known by google, but by the local population. A warm welcome upon arrival at the property can make a difference and help travelers quickly get into the holiday mood. Especially to those guests who travel by car for hours to our destination, waiting at the entrance at the border and breaking through the crowds in our destinations, and often looking for parking. Cover photo: Pexels.com / Booking.com
9 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional St Vincent opposition leader writes to interim government in Libya by: – September 23, 2011 Share Share Opposition leader Arnhim EustaceKINGSTOWN, St Vincent — St Vincent and the Grenadines opposition leader Arnhim Eustace has written to the National Transition Council (NTC) government in Libya noting the “heroic struggle of the Libyan people to throw off the yoke of dictatorship and oppression”.Eustace’s letter on Wednesday came less than one week after Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that his Unity Labour Party administration would “wait and see” before recognizing the NTCThe NTC is a political body formed by anti-Muammar al-Gaddafi forces to represent Libya during the 2011 Libyan civil war, which has pitted these forces against Gaddafi’s regime, which came to office 42 years ago.“The situation is still in a state of flux and will resolve itself completely, sooner or later. Let’s understand this: St Vincent and the Grenadines has diplomatic relations with the state of Libya,” Gonsalves told reporters last week.However, Eustace, in his letter to NTC chair Mustafa Abdul Jalil, said that while the NDP is in opposition the NTC could “be assured of our solidarity”.“In government, we look forward to working with a democratically elected administration of the Libyan people in the promotion and consolidation of shared values of freedom, democracy, national development and respect for fundamental human rights,” Eustace said of the NDP, which lost the December 2010 general elections, the third in a row.The former prime minister said that his party has been following the developments in Libya, where citizens on February 15 began protesting against Gaddafi and his regime, which came to office in a 1969 coup.Eustace described the on-going situation as “the continuing heroic struggle of the Libyan people to throw off the yoke of dictatorship and oppression, under which they were governed, with steadily increasing severity and impunity, for more than four decades”.He said that Vincentians “cannot cease to marvel how a regime, from a state blessed with ample resources, and which projected itself as a progressive and benevolent force for good in the developing world, could be so brutal and heartless in the suppression of its own people.”“It reminds us of one of our traditional sayings: ‘Come see me, and come live with me,’ is two different things!’” Eustace added.The NDP, Eustace said, “empathise fully with the long-suffering Libyan people, and share with you, and all freedom-loving people of the world, profound sentiments of appreciation for the humanitarian and protective role of NATO forces operating in your country, under the rubric of the United Nations mandate.”“It is, in our opinion, ‘a finest hour,’ when the resolve of the struggling forces of freedom and liberation in a country is matched by the principled solidarity and support of the international community,” he added.Eustace, on behalf of his party, saluted “the courageous Libyan people” and congratulated the NTC for its “leadership of the revolutionary struggle … and the notable successes … in the important tasks of establishing order, and anchoring democratic governance” in Libya.Gonsalves said last week “recognition or non-recognition of a government is a matter which always requires careful thought”.His statements came even as many of SVG’s traditional allies have recognised the NTC as the legitimate government in Libya and even as the whereabouts of Gaddafi are unknown.Gonsalves noted that CARICOM had not made a statement regarding recognition of the NTC, adding, “so it’s a wait and see operation” and that “this is not something that you rush into…”“If in fact they become the established government and they are there with their solidity, we will then say at that point, you are recognizing a practical situation,” the prime minister said.The UN Security Council on September 16, ahead of the 66th General Assembly underway in New York, agreed to deploy a mission to Libya to support the country’s transitional authorities in their reconstruction efforts after the end of the conflict.The mission will help with restoring the rule of law, drafting a new constitution, promoting reconciliation and preparing for elections.by Kenton X. ChanceCaribbean News Now contributor