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Basilica to implement new online wedding reservation system

first_imgStarting July 1, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will implement an online wedding reservation system, the University announced in a press release Thursday.The new online reservation form will replace the approximately 25-year-old system in which couples would call the Liturgy Office starting on the first Monday of March — commonly known as “Basilica Monday” — to reserve a wedding date for the following year. The decision to switch to the new system was made due to the increasingly widespread use of online wedding reservation systems, the release said.Now, couples will be able to book the Basilica up to two years in advance through the online system. Couples will continue to finalize their reservations with a deposit, the release said, and members from the Liturgy Office will aid couples once they have chosen their wedding dates online.Starting in 2019, the Mary, Queen of Angels Chapel in Flaherty Hall will also host Saturday weddings during June and July.“We are grateful to our local bishop, the Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, who has given us his blessing to open this additional campus chapel to summer weddings,” Fr. Pete McCormick, director of campus ministry, said in the release.The Flaherty Hall chapel will cost $750 to reserve, the release said, and prices for the Basilica and the Log Chapel will remain the same, at $1,000 and $500 respectively. Couples will also have access to a new pricing tool on the Campus Ministry website that determines the most cost-effective dates and times for an on-campus wedding location.The Basilica can be reserved by any “Notre Dame students, alumni, members of Sacred Heart Parish and current, full-time faculty or staff members who have been employed at Notre Dame for at least five years,” the release said.The online reservation form can be accessed at campusministry.nd.edu/weddings starting July 1.Tags: Basilica Monday, Campus Ministry, Flaherty Hall chapel, Liturgy Office, Log Chapel, Mary, Queen of Angels Chapel, Weddingslast_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Wife Vanessa Nadal Expecting First Child!

first_img View Comments Star Files Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife Vanessa Nadal expect to welcome their first child in early November. The composer and Freestyle Love Supreme member shared the news on Twitter, along with a onesie perfect for the newborn of a video game lover.Miranda, who recently starred in City Center Encores!’ tick, tick…BOOM!, won a Tony in 2008 for penning the score of In the Heights; he was also nominated for his performance in the musical. He also wrote the score to Bring it On and provided Spanish translations for the most recent West Side Story revival. He will star in the titular role in his new musical Hamilton off-Broadway beginning in January 2015.Miranda and Nadal were married on September 5, 2010. In true Miranda fashion, he surprised his bride with a fully choreographed routine of “L’Chaim” from Fiddler on the Roof with their family and friends.center_img Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

4 questions to ask your job candidate’s references

first_imgYou have qualified candidates in mind for an open position at your organization and it’s time for you to call on their references. Before you pick up the phone make sure you’re prepared with appropriate and detailed questions to help you make the right decision for your company.“Tell me about your work together. When did this take place?”This verifies the relationship between the reference and the candidate. It also confirms whether the dates they gave for their work history are in fact accurate.“We are looking to hire _______ for ________ position. It will require this skill set _______. Can you rate how he/she on these competencies?”This question is important because although a candidate may describe how they are qualified, they may not actually have relevant work experience. This allows a previous manager to give honest feedback you can use to determine if the candidate is suitable for the job.“What would you say are his/her strengths and weaknesses?”Many hiring managers will also choose to ask the candidate this exact question. But, it is well known that job seekers often put a positive spin on their work ethic. This will give you a clearer view of the candidate’s abilities.“Can you tell me about their departure?”This will allow you to understand the conditions of why they left and whether it aligns with what the candidate previously described. You will be able to get a grasp on whether they left on good terms and if they were well thought of at their previous place of employment. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Mortgage rates boost existing-home sales

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Existing-home sales grew 2.5 percent during July, according to data from the National Association of Retailers. Following a steady decrease of sales from late 2018 into early 2019, NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long attributed the growth to lower mortgage rates.July’s uptick follows a string of months that saw a decrease in home sales, including a decrease of 1.7 percent the previous month.“Overall inventory declined slightly in July and remains tight, but the real problems have been in the starter home category,” Long said in a Macro Data Flash report. “Limited availability has led to rapid appreciation, pricing out many prospective first-time buyers.”Sales in the West saw the biggest increase at 8.3 percent from the previous month. The Midwest and South saw increases of 1.6 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively; the Northeast was the only region that saw a decrease with sales falling 2.9 percent.last_img read more

FB : Krautman, field-goal kicking unit fail SU in loss to Rutgers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Ross Krautman became a hero as he sent Syracuse to a bowl last season with a game-winning field goal against Rutgers. This year, his field-goal kicking unit was one of the goats.One blocked field goal, another missed field goal. A blocked extra point. Seven potential points lost due to a feeble day by the SU kicking game.‘I think it’s very difficult to win football games when you have five turnovers, and a field goal gets blocked and a PAT gets blocked,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘Those things happen, and we lost that game because of those errors, and we weren’t able to capitalize at times.’Both Krautman and Scarlet Knights kicker San San Te missed kicks at an alarming rate in Rutgers’ 19-16 win over Syracuse on Saturday. Krautman finished 1-of-3 on field goals — missing one more field goal Saturday than he did all of last season — and 1-of-2 on extra points. Te had a much busier day than Krautman, attempting seven field goals and hitting on four of them.There was controversy last week surrounding the botched call by the officials on Krautman’s missed extra point against Toledo. But this week, all of Krautman’s misses were clear.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse produced one of its best drives of the season on its first possession of the second half, driving 93 yards in six plays. Running back Antwon Bailey finished it off with a 3-yard touchdown run to put SU up 13-3, but Krautman’s extra point was blocked by Jamal Merrell coming around the right side of the Syracuse line.‘I think we have to look at that wing area at the right tight end,’ Marrone said. ‘One of the things we’ll do is get bigger out there. We had to go overload on that last one, which secured it for us. In the other circumstances, it’s not acceptable.’Krautman then missed a 39-yard attempt wide left less than three minutes later. But it was the field goal unit’s final error that really shifted the momentum to force overtime.Holding a 13-6 lead late in the fourth quarter, Syracuse drove into Rutgers territory but stalled just inside the 30. Krautman lined up for a 44-yard attempt, one that could have pushed SU’s lead to double digits to potentially seal the win.But Merrell again swooped in front of the kick, breaking past the right side of the offensive line. Rutgers cornerback Marcus Cooper picked up the football and returned the ball into SU territory, setting up the game-tying touchdown drive for the Scarlet Knights.Te, the Rutgers kicker, missed three field goals but made the kick that mattered most — a 47-yard try in the second overtime to put RU up 19-16.‘I’m proud of our players and coaches for continuing to stay calm and continuing to chop,’ Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano said. ‘Sometimes it goes your way and sometimes it doesn’t, but if you don’t keep doing what we did today, it never goes your way.’SU misses injured playersDoug Marrone expected to see Olando Fisher on the field Saturday. Fisher, SU’s nickel back and second-string strong safety, hasn’t played since the Orange’s season opener Sept. 1, when he suffered a lower body injury against Wake Forest.One month later, he was surprisingly not ready to go.‘We thought Olando Fisher would have been able to come back, and that would’ve helped us in a big way because he would’ve been able to start the game at safety and maybe play some nickel,’ Marrone said. ‘Then we thought that we would’ve been able to get him back to just playing nickel for us, and he wasn’t able to do that.’SU could have used Fisher and the handful of other SU players who were unable to return this week. Defensive end Chandler Jones missed his fourth straight game and strong safety Shamarko Thomas missed his second. Backup running back Prince-Tyson Gulley was unable to play as well.Gulley had a breakout game last week with 66 yards on 10 carries, but he suffered a collarbone injury and was unable to go.The player moving into Gulley’s spot as the second running back is sophomore Jerome Smith. His first game as the change-of-pace back was uneventful — three carries for 6 yards.But he did take part in a crucial third down in overtime on his third carry. Facing third-and-1 from the Rutgers 2-yard line, Smith was stopped by RU safety Duron Harmon for a half-yard gain.Smith did get a first down on a third-and-1 earlier in Saturday’s game, though, so Marrone was pleased overall with his effort.‘Once a kid is in the lineup and how the game progresses determine when you have to put him in there,’ Marrone said. ‘I thought he ran hard, I thought he had a real nice first down.’[email protected]center_img Published on October 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrlast_img read more

Local Artist Jill Carter Creates Stunning Scenes for Ballet Northwest’s The…

first_imgFacebook168Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Northwest BalletBallet Northwest’s The Nutcracker, Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years, is returning to The Washington Center in December with breathtaking new sets for the Snow and Land of Sweets scenes, brilliantly created by local artist, Jill Carter.Photo courtesy: Jill CarterCarter’s first job in the theater was working backstage at Ballet Northwest’s 1987 production of The Nutcracker. She fell in love with live performance and attributes the magic of The Nutcracker as the inspiration for her career in theatrical design. She has been a part of Ballet Northwest’s production ever since and has done several scenic designs for them, including the previous Land of the Sweets set in 1996.According to Carter, art nouveau and French ironwork designs heavily inspired the new Land of the Sweets design. “The looping shapes and fluid curves were very inspiring and lent themselves naturally to be recreated into candy swirls. After playing with hundreds of design combinations and colors pallets, I finally settled on a colorful but very muted palate, one that looks lush, romantic and fantastical but is hopefully not so bright that it won’t overshadow the dancers. The main backdrop is a cut drop to look like a large gate in the palace, overlooking the snowy valley, to add a sense of depth to the stage,” she said.To create the Snow Kingdom, Carter studied the painting style of Japanese winter wood prints. “There was a simplicity to the style of painting the snow on the trees, and the trees were more pine then the typical northwest fir trees in most Nutcracker snow scenes, leaving a more open and lacey design to the snow-laden branches. I also wanted to add in the Land of the Sweets palace with its decorative iron gates, visible in the distance in the snow scene, the Prince and Clara’s destination,” said Carter.Photo courtesy: Jill CarterTo create all of these Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets backdrops, Carter and her team used approximately:12,200 square feet of cotton muslin fabric10,300 square feet of plastic to protect the floor to lay out the drops67 gallons of paint615 hours to design both scenes and create all the paint elevations, drafting, and build the models.1,900 hours to paint it all, using 16 local professional scenic artists and hundreds of volunteers.Over two-hundred people make up the cast, which features local dancers as young as 8 years old plus Ballet Northwest company dancers. Ballet Northwest’s dance company is comprised of over 70 dancers age 12 and older, drawn from Thurston, Pierce, Mason, and Lewis counties. Dancers from the company recently studied at the summer programs of prestigious institutions such as American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre, among others.Ballet Northwest’s Artistic Directors Ken and Josie Johnson choreograph the production and it is sponsored by The Olympian, Andrew Kapust DDS, Kell-Chuck Glass and 94.5 ROXY.Photo courtesy: Ballet NorthwestWhat: Ballet Northwest’s The NutcrackerWhen: 7:30 p.m. on December 8, 9, 15, and 16; 2:00 p.m. on December 9, 10, 16, and 17.Where: The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsHow: Ticket Office – 360-753-8586 or order online at www.washingtoncenter.org/bnwAbout: Since 1970, Ballet Northwest has been a community-based group dedicated to promoting, teaching, and preserving the art of dance in Southwestern Washington. The company offers educational opportunities for local dancers as well as outreach throughout the community.last_img read more

Bombers shootout success powers team to third place at G.W. Graham tournament during Thanksgiving Holiday weekend

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers rode the strong play of co-captains Sydney Zondervan and Mykayla Commandeur to third-place finish at the G.W. Graham High School Girl’s Fieldhockey tournament Saturday in Chilliwack.The Bombers thumped Sam Roberts of Maple Ridge 7-0 in the final game of the two-day six-team to conclude the tournament with a 4-1 record.Tessa Vanderholt, Jasmine Jones and Zondervan, playing with a new stick, paced the Bombers with two goals against Sam Roberts. Chelsea Chirico scored the final tally for LVR.The Bombers opened the tournament with a 1-0 loss host G.W. Graham.LVR then played to a scoreless tie against South Delta. The Bombers took the win in shootout strokes 2-1 with co-captains Zondervan and Commandeur scoring goals.The Bombers concluded the day with a 2-1 shootout win over Okanagan Mission of Kelowna. Trafalgar Totem call-up, Abbie Boucher-Willans scored in sudden death to clinch the victory for LVR. The teams were tied after the first round of shootout strokes.Saturday, LVR edged South Kamloops 1-0 on a goal by Zondervan before the Bombers cruised past Sam Roberts.“Our all stars were Shelby Turk, who was amazing in Strokes,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson. “Mykayla Commandeur was a leader (on the pitch) while Paige Mansveld was some incredible center midfield play.”“Plus Sydney Zondervan (led the offence) with four goals with the new stick,” Gibson added.Gibson was also grateful to Trafalgar Totem coach Jesse Anast for allowing some of his players to play up on the Bombers for the tournament. [email protected]last_img read more

Saints Wood earns top BCIHL honours

first_imgThe Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that forward and team captain Jordan Wood has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s Player of the Month for November. Wood scored four goals and added eight assists in six games during the month to lead all BCIHL skaters and maintain his grip on first place in league scoring overall with 12 goals and 26 points respectively.He also helped lead the Saints to six consecutive wins, with the team’s victory over the University of Victoria last Saturday tying the Vikes’ record for the longest-ever BCIHL winning streak at 12 games. “Jordan had another tremendous month both in terms of his individual performances and his overall leadership of our group,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “It’s become clear as we’ve gotten deeper into the season that opposing teams are putting more and more of a focus on stopping Jordan and his linemates, but they continue to get the job done and set the tone for us.”Woody is fully deserving of the award but it could just as easily have been Logan (Proulx) or Jackson (Garrett) based on the great months they had as well.” Wood put up four multi-point games during November, including a two-assist effort against Simon Fraser University on November 3rd that marked Selkirk’s first win over the Clan since the Saints joined the BCIHL in 2007. Selkirk resumes the 2012/13 season following an extended exam/holiday break against SFU on Saturday, January 12th at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Face-off is set for 7:30 PM.last_img read more

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