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Brazilian band visits campus

first_img40 members of the Brazilian youth band Meninos do Morumbi arrived on campus Tuesday to visit the University and perform during the halftime show on Saturday at the Notre Dame-Stanford football game. In English, Meninos do Morumbi means “Kids of Morumbi,” the neighborhood in São Paulo, Brazil, where the band is based. The students will remain on campus until Sunday and are lodging at the Sacred Heart Parish Center. According to the Notre Dame Band website, in 2011, 66 members of the Notre Dame band toured Brazil and performed for Meninos do Morumbi in São Paulo, the country’s largest city and Dr. Ken Dye, director of bands, said he enjoyed the visit to Brazil. “They were very gracious hosts and shared their exciting music with our band,” Dye said. The band later invited the youth band to Notre Dame to perform and experience campus life. Dye is looking forward to the interaction between the Notre Dame Band members and the young performers from Brazil. According to their website, Meninos do Morumbi is a social project that gives youth an alternative to delinquency, violence and drugs through music. “We attend around 2,000 children and young from 22 slums of São Paulo,” Ana Paula Costa, the band’s spokeswoman,said. According to Costa, Meninos do Morumbi has had 14,000 youth participants thus far. Musician and current director Flávio Pimenta founded the band in 1996. “I originally invited children from the slums and poor communities found begging on the streets of my neighborhood to teach music in my studio in my house,” Pimenta said. “The idea was not and is not charity.” According to Pimenta, the band has greatly impacted the students’ lives. “Not only the music, but the experience of good values. We are a place for good values,” Pimenta said. According to a press release, the group provides an escape from situations of personal and social risk through many expressions. “We offer them a range of activities in the areas of culture, music, arts, education and sports,” Costa said. The band has performed for former U.S. President George W. Bush as well as singer Madonna, according to Costa. They have also performed in the United Kingdom and France. The band’s style of music interprets songs of Brazilian and African folklore. According to Costa, the youth play music from Brazilian genres including jongo, maracatu, funk and samba. Sandra Teixeira, a Notre Dame Portuguese professor originally from Brazil, is excited for the band’s visit. “The Portuguese and Brazilian studies program is very excited about this incredible opportunity,” Teixeira said. “The visit will share an important aspect of Brazilian culture, as well as our love for music and dance, with the entire Notre Dame community.” Meninos do Morumbi will participate in many events throughout Notre Dame’s campus. The band is holding a performance today and a Brazilian instrument and dance workshop at the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, the Brazil and Portuguese Language Clubs of Notre Dame will host a welcome reception and social hour in the ballroom of Lafortune Student Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Besides having the unique opportunity to watch a vibrant and culturally infused show, students will be able to witness a very successful story of the determination and talent exemplified by these kids and mentors,” Teixeira said.last_img read more

STEM Wars Set For Next Month

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – An annual event that aims to raise awareness for the need for skilled manufacturing in Chautauqua County take place next month at SUNY JCC.In the past 1,000s of students from area schools participated in the STEM Wars event that features science, technology, engineering and math activities, competitions, local manufacturing technology companies and on-site team building projects.Middle school and high school students are invited to participate each year, and work for weeks in advance to prepare their projects for competition.STEM Wars is co-presented by Dream It Do It Western New York and the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators’ Association. Event officials say there is still room for local manufacturers to participate in the career fair, and room for more schools to sign up. For more information, contact Tim Piazza at tpiazza@mast-wny.com or (716) 483-1833.The event will take place Thursday, March 12 at SUNY JCC’s physical education complex at 9 a.m. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cloud Peak Backs Away From Self-Bonding Program

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Cloud Peak Energy Inc. reported it will move away from the controversial practice of self-bonding its coal mining reclamation liabilities.Cloud Peak President and CEO Colin Marshall said on an April 28 earnings call that the company is in discussion with surety providers to increase third-party bonding. The company has also submitted applications to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to reduce its self-bonding requirements.Federal mining laws require assurances that mine closure and reclamation costs will be covered. Regulations allow certain qualifying companies in some states to self-bond those obligations by assuring their own obligations based on their financial health.Full article ($): loud Peak moving away from self-bonding citing ‘regulatory uncertainties’ Cloud Peak Backs Away From Self-Bonding Programlast_img read more

Lawyers needed for advocacy councils

first_img March 15, 2005 Regular News Lawyers needed for advocacy councils Lawyers needed for advocacy councils The Florida Local Advocacy Council currently has vacancies on its 37 local councils throughout Florida for the legal professional slots as designated by F.S. §402.164.The positions are by gubernatorial appointment for a term of four years. While the positions are volunteer status, council members are entitled to per diem reimbursement by the state.The attorney members will serve with nonlegal members, including individuals involved in the areas of child and adult abuse, mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, Medicaid, and other social service areas.Local Advocacy Council members are charged by the Florida Legislature with being an independent, third-party mechanism to monitor, investigate, and advocate on behalf of citizens who receive services from state government and private entities that have governmental contracts.Members of The Florida Bar who are interested in applying should call the Florida Statewide Advocacy Council at (850) 488-6173 or write to William E.C. Marvin, executive director, Statewide Advocacy Council, 4030 Esplanade Way, Room 315-M, Tallahassee 32399.last_img read more

Innovation not stagnation

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Dutch government considers extending pension-fund recovery periods

first_imgKlijnsma, however, said the regulator had concluded that, by extending the recovery period by one year, 24 pension funds would have to implement a 0.4% discount on average for 2m participants, including 190,000 pensioners next year.Under a 12-year improvement term, the necessary discount could be reduced to 0.4% at no more than 17 schemes.In her letter, Klijnsma took pains to emphasise the importance of the social partners, which, she suggested, could affect recovery conditions by adjusting pensions targets or by raising contributions.If, by the end of December, a Dutch pension fund’s coverage ratio has fallen so low it is unlikely to recover within 10 years, it must begin cutting rights immediately.The critical funding level can vary, depending on a scheme’s investment portfolio, but it generally stands at 90-95%.According to Aon Hewitt, on average, pension funds’ coverage stood at 100% last week.The nFTK calls for a minimum funding of 105% .Pension funds with a coverage between the critical level and the required minimum, however, can start implementing cuts later, as long as they are able to improve within the set 10-year period.The Dutch Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), in a report that was also submitted to parliament, said longer recovery terms would be particularly beneficial for older workers at pension funds less than 100% funded. Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Dutch Social Affairs Ministry, has confirmed that the government plans to decide early next year whether to extend the 10-year recovery term for the country’s beleaguered pension funds.In a letter to parliament, she said the decision would depend on schemes’ financial position at year-end, which is the criterion for rights cuts, as set out in the new financial assessment framework (nFTK).Klijnsma warned that, based on the regulator’s Q3 funding estimates, 30 pension funds would be forced to discount pension rights – by more than 0.7 percentage points on average – for more than 2.1m participants and pensioners next year.Current recovery rules dictate that pension funds must cut pension rights by a equal percentage annually over the next 10 years, with a view to achieving the required funding level of 125%.last_img read more

Newcastle legend helps COVID-19 fight by delivering condoms via drone

first_imgFormer Newcastle star Tino Asprilla has vowed to help the coronavirus fight by delivering condoms via drone. After hanging up his boots in 2004, the Colombian decided to move into the sexual health field, and launched his own range of condoms in his homeland. Ex-Newcastle player Tino Asprilla has vowed to help the coronavirus fight by delivering condoms via DRONE after pledging to supply 3.5million rubbers Last month, Asprilla pledged to supply 3.5million contraceptives to help appease a reported global shortage. And now the maverick former striker has found a novel way of delivering them to unequipped lovers, by deploying a fleet of drones. The ex-Parma star tweeted a picture of one of the flying machines carrying one his condoms – unmistakable as they are adorned with his face. According to the world’s biggest producer, a global shortage of rubbers is looming. Malaysia’s Karex Bhd makes one in every five condoms globally. But they have not produced a single condom from its three factories for more than a week due to a lockdown imposed by the government to halt the spread of coronavirus. Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon10 Most Praised Historical MoviesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More That’s already a shortfall of 100 million condoms, normally marketed internationally by brands such as Durex, supplied to state healthcare systems such as Britain’s NHS or distributed by aid programmes such as the UN Population Fund. Asprilla is even offering a “two-for-one” promotion and helpfully shared a link to the wesbite for purchasers. When asked about the idea behind ‘Tino’s’ condoms back in 2016, the 50-year-old said it all started when a photograph of him accidentally flashing his penis while playing a friendly match against Chile in 1993 made international headlines. After the incident, the footballer said he then became a sex symbol in Colombia and his fame kept on growing after he represented the nation in the 1994 and 1998 World Cup tournaments. Tino Asprilla was idolised by Newcastle fans before he hung up his boots Read Also: Chelsea stars agree £10m pay cut amid coronavirus crisis He said the business plan “seemed like a good idea” and added, presumably as a joke, that the then-Colombian coach Jose Pekerman had already called him asking if he could get some. Asprilla jokingly said: “He is going to put the condoms over his head when Colombia is playing a match in Barranquilla in the rain!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Wildcats Track teams Win Tri Meet Against Spartans And Tigers

first_imgWildcat Track teams finishes 1st place against  Connersville and Lawrenceburg.Girls team scores. FC 83, Connersville 51, Lawrenceburg 23.Winners of the night were Helena Goutsis in the 100m Hurdles; Lauren Kelley in the 1600m and 800m; Katelyn Meyer in the 200 and 400; Ashlan Hill in the Long Jump; Anna Schatzle in the Pole Vault; Jenna Bruns in the High Jump; The 4x100m team of A. Schatzle, Grace Kruthaupt, Audrey Reister, and Claudia Mauntel;The 4x400m team of Hill, Jenna Orschell, Kruthaupt, and Meyer.Boys team scores. FC 76, Connersville 71, Lawrenceburg 20.Winners of the night were Brady Bogan in the 110m Hurdles and 300m Hurdles; Hunter Tschaenn in the 100m, 200m, and 400m; Sam Westerfeld in the Long Jump; Cole Klusman in the 800m; Jacob Schatzle in the Pole Vault; The 4x100m team on Westerfeld, Austin Herrmann, Lucas Stacy, and J. Schatzle; and the 4x400m team of  Bogan, Tschaenn, Harvey Marshall, and Denver Meier.The Wildcats record improves to 13-1.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Joe Davidson.last_img read more

Increase of 21 news cases since Monday locally

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 734 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Monday. A total of 57,916 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 644,805 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 9.0% positive rate and 20 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,652 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 346 cases and 25 deaths reported, Decatur County has a total of 266 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 150 positive cases and 8 deaths, and Ripley County has 163 positive cases and 7 deaths. This is an increase of 21 new cases locally since from Monday.last_img

Cirrus in Irish Champion frame

first_img Clever Cookie is also in the hat for Peter Niven, who said: ” This year we will go with a fresh horse and hopefully go with a big chance.” The Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes could see last season’s winner Madame Chiang, trained by David Simcock, attempt to do the double as she features amongst 52 entries. A whopping £4.1million in prize-money will this autumn be up for grabs on Qipco British Champions Day. Cirrus Des Aigles could have a first run in Ireland next month ahead of his intended outing in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. Press Association Barande-Barbe said: “Cirrus Des Aigles is recovering well from his injury and is on schedule to run in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown as a prep race for the Champion Stakes at Ascot, with the Prix Dollar a possibility in between the two.” The Champion Stakes at Ascot has attracted 46 entries, including Golden Horn, Postponed, Time Test, The Grey Gatsby and Gleneagles. The latter also holds an entry in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, which has lured 36 possible contenders, including French ace Solow. Trainer Freddy Head, who won the race 12 months ago with Charm Spirit, said: “Solow is very well and he has come out of last week’s victory in the Sussex Stakes looking beautiful. “The plan is to wait for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes now – it will not matter if it rains in October.” The Qipco British Champions Sprint could feature two former winners – Gordon Lord Byron (2014) and Maarek (2012) – while sprint specialist Eddie Lynam has entered Anthem Alexander, Fort Del Oro and Gathering Power. Trainer Charlie Hills holds the key to the home challenge, with stable star Muhaarar potentially joined by Magical Memory, Strath Burn and Cotai Glory. The Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup contains 50 entries, including last year’s winner Forgotten Rules and reigning Ascot Gold Cup hero Trip To Paris. Corine Barande-Barbe’s decorated nine-year-old is close to a return from injury, with the Group One Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 12 identified as a comeback date. Should all go to plan, Cirrus Des Aigles will then gear up for the Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 17 – a race he has contested for the last four seasons, winning once in 2011. last_img read more

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