Robinson Center celebrates 10th anniversary

first_imgA little more than 10 years ago, Marguerite Taylor walked into the building on N. Eddy Street that would become the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC), without knowing how the facility would become an integral part of the neighborhood. “We stood here trying to figure out what we were supposed to do,” said Taylor, the associate director for Adult Programs. “It has grown into a great place.” The RCLC serves as a community resource for the people of South Bend, specifically the Northeast Neighborhood, Taylor said. It began as an off-campus educational initiative created in partnership between Notre Dame and the Neighborhood. The RCLC offers everything from afterschool tutoring for children in grade school to computer classes for the elderly to telephone service for a resident to use, Taylor said. They also hold community meetings there, with residents with different backgrounds coming together to give input. “It’s a safe, neutral place,” Taylor said. “Everyone has the right to talk.” According to the 2009-2010 RCLC Annual Report, more than 16,200 guests signed into the RCLC during the year. Jennifer Knapp Beudert, the manager of the RCLC, said the RCLC programming reaches an additional 3,000 people outside of the building with programs in South Bend community schools. “The foundation of everything we do is relationships,” Beudert said. “Our new slogan is ‘A decade of changing lives, one relationship at a time.’ It’s all about relationships.” During the morning and early afternoon, adults participate in activities ranging from Wii Bowling and fitness to book and computer clubs. After 3 p.m. the rooms transform, bringing in a crowd of young children and college tutors from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, among other volunteers. Notre Dame sophomore Linda Scheiber is one of the tutors, and she helps seventh-grader Joy Brown. “I’ve been here a year,” Scheiber said. “We help with pretty much all subjects, math and reading the most.” Brown said she went to the RCLC when she was a little girl, and she recently came back to get some help with homework. “[The help from tutoring] is good,” Brown said. “I enjoy being here.” Sophomore Isaac Harrington said he has helped seventh-grader Paul Ferguson for two years. “My roommate wanted me to start coming with him,” Harrington said. “It was fun, so I kept coming.” Ferguson said he was grateful for the help. “If I didn’t have tutoring, I probably wouldn’t be getting my homework done,” he said. Beudert said around 300 college student volunteers help each semester, with around 130 in both afterschool tutoring and the Take Ten program, an initiative going to local schools to teach students violence prevention and conflict resolution. Others help in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and adult programming.  Dr. Jim Frabutt, who serves on the RCLC Advisory Board, said the RCLC emerged out of a plan to find a way to have better relations with the community. “It’s a neat success story for Notre Dame and the Northeast Neighborhood,” he said. “It’s a great start, a great foothold. It’s one of the biggest assets Notre Dame has in terms of relations with the community. It serves as a great example of how these partnerships work.” Frabutt said the RCLC touches everyone, no matter what age, because of the community it fosters. “That’s why this place has a 360-degree perspective,” he said. “It touches the lives of college students, faculty and local students.” Taylor said the way the RCLC was designed was instrumental in its community feel. Through community meetings during the months before it opened, residents had a large input of what they wanted the building to be. “It’s not what we want it to be,” Taylor said. “It’s what the community wants it to be.” Tonight, the community is invited to an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the anniversary, Taylor said. There will be speakers and special guests, as well as music. “[The RCLC] is truly a reflection of the neighborhood,” Taylor said. She is the third of five generations to live on Francis Street and lives two blocks from the building. In fact, the center is named after her mother, Renelda Robinson, whom Taylor said was the heart of the neighborhood. “She was a community activist,” Taylor said. “She died before she could see it. She’d be thrilled if she could see it now.”last_img read more

Darren Criss Gets Ready to Rock the Wig & Fishnets in Hedwig

first_img Related Shows View Comments Darren Criss Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Star Files How excited are we for Darren Criss to bring it home, Sugar Daddy? The former Glee star will be stepping into the internationally ignored song stylist’s high-heeled boots in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on April 29 and he’s already in rehearsal for the role. Here is the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner with Spencer Liff, who is in charge of the Tony-winning revival’s musical staging, getting ready to rock the Belasco Theatre. Just try and tear Criss down! Hedwig and the Angry Inchlast_img

Georgia Apple Festival Arts & Crafts Show

first_imgTOP RACES AND EVENTS TO HIT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEARGeorgia Apple Festival Arts & Crafts ShowWhen: October 12/13 & 19/20, 2013Where: Ellijay, Ga.What: Apple FestivalStart time: 10 amWebsite: georgiaapplefestival.org/Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the fall harvest in the beautiful Appalachian community of Ellijay, GA. Georgia’s Apple Capital comes to life with over 250 arts & crafts vendors, food concessionaires, and children’s activities. Visit historic downtown Ellijay for Apple Arts on the Square and the always popular Scarecrow Invasion!The Ellijay Lions Club, the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay, and Gilmer County invite everyone to come and enjoy the 42nd year of the Georgia Apple Festival. This year promises many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals. There is a parade and antique car show each year. The antique car show is held at the Civic Center on October 12th. The parade is on October 19th and begins at 10 AM in historic downtown Ellijay.EVENT CONTACTinfo@gilmerchamber.com or send them a message by clicking here.CHECK OUT OUR FULL LIST OF THE TOP RACES AND EVENTS OF THE END OF THE YEAR IN OUR FALL RACE & EVENT GUIDElast_img read more

Gun Shot Wounds and Artisan Beef Jerky: The Age of Entitlement

first_imgI had a dream last night that I got shot two times in the chest while heating up a burrito in the microwave at this “Stab and Grab” gas station on the South Slope of downtown Asheville. Getting shot hurt like hell, and it definitely ruined the shirt I was wearing, but otherwise it didn’t slow me down. I waited for the microwave to ding, paid for my burrito and carried on with my errands.I spent the evening prior to that dream bar hopping through Asheville’s formerly sketchy South Slope neighborhood, where the “Stab and Grab” has been a fixture for decades. I say “formerly sketchy” because just a year ago, the neighborhood was full of abandoned warehouses and chain link fences capped in barbed wire. Admittedly, “sketchy” is a relative term (this is Asheville, after all, even our sketchy bits have an edge of whimsy and charm), but in general, most people skipped over the South Slope on their way to better-lit parts of town. But within the past year, a number of breweries, pubs and stores have opened, making the neighborhood a bonafide destination, particularly if you’re into beer.Last night, my friends and I knocked out a fast trail ride on an urban system, then pedaled straight to the South Slope to check out the neighborhood’s newest resident, Tasty Beverage Co., which is quite possibly the greatest bottle shop in the history of bottle shops.It was opening night, and Tasty Beverage Co. was all shiny and new. The beer was organized in a beautiful, OCD kind of way—by state but also by season and also by style. A massive cooler was stocked with beers you could drink on premise, but there were also rows and rows of choices meant to be savored at a later date. I could get lost on those aisles for days geeking out on the different beers—plenty of local options, naturally, but also wild styles from breweries that are hard to find in these parts.And of course, there’s a bar. You can’t open a business in Asheville without a solid bar. In fact, I refuse to shop at your place of business if you don’t offer beer on tap. I don’t care if you sell children’s clothes or tires, give me at least three solid craft beer options while I peruse your wares, or I’m not even going to bother setting foot in your store.I’m not sure when I became so entitled. I have the same issue with grocery stores. If the store doesn’t have a Starbucks and sushi restaurant, I’m going elsewhere for my Lucky Charms and kale. And I’ll go out of my way to fill up at the gas station that has free wi-fi and an artisan pretzel maker on site. Even if I’m not in the mood for a pretzel and email session, it’s nice to know those options are available while I pump gas.Tasty Beverage Co. caters to entitled ass holes like me. It has everything I could possibly want, from that rare milk stout on tap to the jar of locally-crafted beef jerky (just $2 a stick!). It’s only a matter of time before a rodeo of food trucks sets up outside the store. I wonder, will I still make the trek into the “Stab and Grab” for microwavable burritos, or will I succumb to the allure of the food truck offering a $9 grilled cheese? Or hell, maybe the “Stab and Grab” won’t even be there in another year. It’ll probably get converted into a Beanie Bar, where you knit your own wool beanies while drinking local kombucha. What will I dream of then?http://tastybeverageco.com/beer/last_img read more

Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina strengthen cooperation on security issues

first_imgIn an effort to strengthen cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, Perúvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano recently conducted official visits with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina. In his meeting with Cateriano, Rossi offered Argentina’s cooperation with Peruvian authorities in the area of technological upgrades to radar installations, naval units and submarines. In turn, Cateriano invited Rossi to visit SIMA’s facilities and to witness the launch of Perú’s Navy new sail training vessel “La Unión” on December 22. Cateriano met with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández and Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi on September 25 and 26, respectively. During his visits, he emphasized the importance of their participation in the XI Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which Perú hosted from October 12-14. The three countries have close bonds and share many of the same security concerns, such as the need to combat international drug trafficking groups. Collaboration on issues of security between the three countries is framed within official agreements, such as the Cooperation Agreement in the Area of Defense, which was signed by Perú and Uruguay in 2011, and ratified in May of 2013. Thanks to this document, Peruvian-Uruguayan bilateral cooperation in military areas includes the exchange of information in dealing with natural disasters. The two countries also agreed to share resources in the removal of antipersonnel mines, and to engage in student exchanges in military academies. Perú’s cooperative efforts with Argentina and Uruguay has a bright future. “With Uruguay and Argentina there is a very rich agenda to develop. These are sister countries that have extensive experience in defense matters that we would like to benefit from through exchanges of cooperation,” said Librado Orozco, Director General of International Relations of the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. Military officials from the three countries view these cooperative efforts as successes and seek additional opportunities to collaborate on security issues. Industrial and military cooperation The three countries have close bonds and share many of the same security concerns, such as the need to combat international drug trafficking groups. In turn, Fernández stated that Uruguay has been developing simulation software for flights, naval operations, and artillery. The Uruguayan defense minister also stressed the importance of coordinating joint operations in the case of radiation and bacteriological disasters, by implementing an emergency system with shared reserves to combat such accidents. Collaboration on issues of security between the three countries is framed within official agreements, such as the Cooperation Agreement in the Area of Defense, which was signed by Perú and Uruguay in 2011, and ratified in May of 2013. Thanks to this document, Peruvian-Uruguayan bilateral cooperation in military areas includes the exchange of information in dealing with natural disasters. The two countries also agreed to share resources in the removal of antipersonnel mines, and to engage in student exchanges in military academies. Currently, Peruvian Armed Forces personnel are taking part in eight peacekeeping operations throughout the world. “There is nothing today that keeps us at a distance from these two countries, on the contrary, there is a lot of closeness at all levels, relations have been harmonious and the respective governments have done much to bring this about. That’s why the high level of cooperation in defense comes naturally and is not surprising,” security analyst Ernesto Velit said. Currently, Peruvian Armed Forces personnel are taking part in eight peacekeeping operations throughout the world. “There is nothing today that keeps us at a distance from these two countries, on the contrary, there is a lot of closeness at all levels, relations have been harmonious and the respective governments have done much to bring this about. That’s why the high level of cooperation in defense comes naturally and is not surprising,” security analyst Ernesto Velit said. Perú’s cooperative efforts with Argentina and Uruguay has a bright future. Cateriano met with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández and Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi on September 25 and 26, respectively. During his visits, he emphasized the importance of their participation in the XI Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which Perú hosted from October 12-14. Similarly, Perú and Argentina have agreed to the Draft Framework Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Defense. This agreement allows for the exchange of students and instructors for training purposes, joint instruction in the best and safest ways to remove land mines, and cooperative exercises in how to respond to natural disasters. Their military forces also collaborate in the areas of scientific research and Antarctic navigation. Industrial and military cooperation Similarly, Perú and Argentina have agreed to the Draft Framework Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Defense. This agreement allows for the exchange of students and instructors for training purposes, joint instruction in the best and safest ways to remove land mines, and cooperative exercises in how to respond to natural disasters. Their military forces also collaborate in the areas of scientific research and Antarctic navigation. “With Uruguay and Argentina there is a very rich agenda to develop. These are sister countries that have extensive experience in defense matters that we would like to benefit from through exchanges of cooperation,” said Librado Orozco, Director General of International Relations of the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. Cateriano briefed Fernández on the Peruvian naval industry’s development of multipurpose vessels, river platforms for civilian assistance, tugboats, ocean patrol vessels and tuna fishing vessels in SIMA’s naval shipyards. In addition, he highlighted Perú’s construction, in partnership with South Korea, of the KT-1 training aircraft, used for enforcing no-fly zones. In an effort to strengthen cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, Perúvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano recently conducted official visits with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina. By Dialogo October 30, 2014 Cooperation between the three countries extends beyond peacekeeping missions: Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina are also working together on matters involving each country’s military industry. And the defense ministers discussed potential avenues of further collaboration during their meetings. Cateriano briefed Fernández on the Peruvian naval industry’s development of multipurpose vessels, river platforms for civilian assistance, tugboats, ocean patrol vessels and tuna fishing vessels in SIMA’s naval shipyards. In addition, he highlighted Perú’s construction, in partnership with South Korea, of the KT-1 training aircraft, used for enforcing no-fly zones. Cooperation between the three countries extends beyond peacekeeping missions: Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina are also working together on matters involving each country’s military industry. And the defense ministers discussed potential avenues of further collaboration during their meetings. Military officials from the three countries view these cooperative efforts as successes and seek additional opportunities to collaborate on security issues. In turn, Fernández stated that Uruguay has been developing simulation software for flights, naval operations, and artillery. The Uruguayan defense minister also stressed the importance of coordinating joint operations in the case of radiation and bacteriological disasters, by implementing an emergency system with shared reserves to combat such accidents. In his meeting with Cateriano, Rossi offered Argentina’s cooperation with Peruvian authorities in the area of technological upgrades to radar installations, naval units and submarines. In turn, Cateriano invited Rossi to visit SIMA’s facilities and to witness the launch of Perú’s Navy new sail training vessel “La Unión” on December 22. last_img read more

Developers to split City fringe scheme

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COVID-19: Regional leaders mull withdrawing from race if elections not postponed

first_img“I am not sure the pandemic will end before December. If the regional election is going to be held on Dec. 9, I better withdraw my candidacy.”Purnomo verbally conveyed his intention to the PDI-P Surakarta chapter’s executive board chairman and the city mayor, FX Hadi “Rudy” Rudyatmo, who expressed full support of the move.Read also: Three parties ready to nominate Gibran if PDI-P picks another candidate in Surakarta”We’ll soon send a letter to the Central Java PDI-P [chairman] regarding this matter,” Rudy said. At least two candidates who are expected to run in the upcoming simultaneous regional elections in Central Java have expressed thoughts about stepping back from the race if the voting day remains set at Dec. 9, arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic may not be over by then.Surakarta mayoral candidate Achmad Purnomo and incumbent Wonogiri Regent Joko “Jekek” Sutopo, both of whom are politicians of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), separately announced that they would soon submit letters of withdrawal for their candidacy to the party’s Central Java chairman if there was no change to the election date.”I choose to focus on handling COVID-19 rather than conducting a political campaign during the pandemic,” said Purnomo, who is currently the deputy mayor of Surakarta city. Jekek said the government should maintain its focus on addressing the pandemic in the meantime. “There’re still a lot to do regarding the outbreak. We can postpone the election, but not the COVID-19 response.”The government and the House of Representatives previously agreed to reschedule the voting day for this year’s simultaneous regional elections to Dec. 9 from September due to the health crisis.The decision was made after a hearing conducted on April 14 involving the House Commission II overseeing home affairs, Home Minister Tito Karnavian, the General Elections Commission (KPU), the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP).The government said it would soon draft a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on the postponement of the voting day, which is scheduled to be held simultaneously in the country’s 270 regions.The KPU previously suggested three alternative dates for the voting day, namely Dec. 9, 2020, March 17, 2021, and Sept. 29, 2021.Topics :last_img read more

Liverpool move closer to title with 4-0 win over Palace

first_imgLiverpool were back at their lethal best to beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Anfield on Wednesday, moving within two points of securing the Premier League title.The victory, with goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane, ensured Juergen Klopp’s side could be crowned champions on Thursday if second-placed Manchester City fail to win at Chelsea.Should Pep Guardiola’s side win at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool could finish the job with a victory in their next game, against defending champions City, on July 2. Salah doubled the advantage, a minute before the interval, chesting down a cross-field pass from Fabinho before skipping goalwards and slotting home.Brazilian Fabinho made it 3-0 with a thundering drive from 25 meters out before Mane added the fourth, finishing off a classic break from Liverpool’s front three.Mane started the move, slipping the ball inside to Roberto Firmino who found Salah on the right, the Egyptian delivering a perfect pass to the on-running Mane who confidently drove home.Liverpool have 86 points from 31 games with City 23 points behind ahead of their trip to Chelsea. “We’ve worked hard for this over the past few years and as a squad this is what we’ve dreamed of. We’re in a good position so hopefully we’ll be able to get across the line pretty soon,” said right back Alexander-Arnold, whose superb free kick broke the deadlock.It was such a dominant performance from Klopp’s side, who had been held to a 0-0 draw by Everton on Sunday, that Palace did not have a single touch in Liverpool’s penalty area — the first time that has occurred in the Premier League since Opta began collating such stats in 2008.After the Liverpool anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ was played in front of the empty stadium, Roy Hodgson’s Palace suffered an early blow when Wilfried Zaha limped off injured in the 15th minute.Alexander-Arnold fired Liverpool ahead in the 23rd minute with a perfectly-executed curling free kick into the top corner.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Thanksgiving Day, 2016

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La Administración Wolf desarrolla el estándar de reapertura en base a datos

first_img April 25, 2020 Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En consulta con profesionales de la salud pública y en un esfuerzo por simplificar y reflejar mejor el crecimiento, la disminución o la estabilidad, la Administración Wolf desarrolló las métricas del Departamento de Salud e incluyó un ejemplo para contribuir con el cálculo.Se estableció que el objetivo de la meta para la reapertura es menos de 50 nuevos casos confirmados al departamento por cada 100,000 habitantes en los últimos 14 días. Por ejemplo, un área con una población de 800,000 personas debería tener menos de 400 casos nuevos confirmados e informados en los últimos 14 días para cumplir con el objetivo. Una evaluación determinará si el objetivo de la meta se ha cumplido. La administración trabajará estrechamente con los gobiernos locales y de los condados para posibilitar la reapertura de las comunidades y la transición del regreso al trabajo.El objetivo de la meta de los casos informados no es la única métrica que se debe cumplir antes de la reapertura de una región. Además, la comunidad debe garantizar que haya:Pruebas suficientes a disposición de las personas con síntomas y poblaciones objetivo, como aquellos en alto riesgo, personal de atención médica y socorristas de primera línea.Sólida investigación de casos e infraestructura de seguimiento de contactos para facilitar la identificación temprana de brotes y emitir órdenes de aislamiento y cuarentena adecuadas.Identificación de los ámbitos de alto riesgo de un área, incluidas las instituciones correccionales, los hogares de cuidado personal, los establecimientos de enfermería especializada y otros ámbitos de servicios de atención conjunta, y garantizar que las instituciones cuenten con las protecciones adecuadas, como la capacitación del personal, pruebas de detección en empleados, procedimientos y pruebas de detección para visitantes y suministros adecuados de equipos de protección personal para apoyar el funcionamiento continuo.El Estado también se basará en un tablero de comando que está siendo desarrollado y evaluado por Carnegie Mellon University para adoptar un enfoque basado en las regiones y los sectores para las reaperturas, la reducción de las restricciones y la respuesta de la salud pública.Una crisis de salud pública necesita que la administración tome la mejor decisión con la información que tengamos en ese preciso momento, y continuar perfeccionando nuestro enfoque. Si los indicadores y criterios apuntan a un pico en los casos, el Estado, en coordinación con los funcionarios locales, deberá ajustar las órdenes y restricciones con el fin de garantizar que la propagación de la enfermedad se mantenga al mínimo.El plan completo está disponible aquí: https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/.Ver esta página en inglés. La Administración Wolf desarrolla el estándar de reapertura en base a datoscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more