South Bend earns Municipal Excellence award

first_imgThe City of South Bend received the Gold Award for Municipal Excellence from the National League of Cities Friday, specifically because of its involvement in several partnerships to revitalize the area of South Bend around Notre Dame’s campus, according to a University press release. Tim Sexton, associate vice president of Student Affairs and president of the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO), said the award recognizes more than 10 years of work by South Bend and Notre Dame. “It’s an affirmation of a lot of hard work by a lot of good people,” Sexton said. “It’s also a great recognition for the neighbors [in the Northeast Neighborhood]. It’s shows clearly we are going down the right track.” South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke received the award in Denver at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition put on by the League, according to the press release. Marguerite Taylor, who works for Robinson Community Learning Center and lives in the Northeast Neighborhood, represented the University and the Northeast Neighborhood Council. “We are very happy that Notre Dame’s hometown has been so deservedly recognized with this award, and we’re pleased, as well, to have played a role in bringing these initiatives to reality for the well-being of our region as a whole,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said. The award recognized specific efforts between the city and its partners, including the NNRO, Innovation Park, the development and expansion of the Indiana University School of Medicine at South Bend, and plans for a new St. Joseph’s High School, according to the press release. “Each of the projects cited in the award is beneficial in its own right — supporting economic development, retail and entertainment options, health care, housing and education — and are indicative of the University’s ongoing commitment to being a positive force within our community,” Brown said. “When the public and private sectors work together for the common good, great things can and do happen.” Sexton said the cities are categorized by population size, and the winning of such an award is a significant event. “It’s a national award,” Sexton said. “Any time you are recognized nationally, you feel the prestige.” Sexton said he thinks South Bend won the award because it has strong partnerships, which includes its work with Notre Dame. “[The city won because of] focus and collaboration,” he said. “The different funding partners, the residents all coming together. It’s partnership.” Sexton said efforts to improve the Northeast Neighborhood area will continue at least into the next several years, if not beyond. Sixty homes are currently planned for construction near the Robinson Community Learning Center, as well as some rerouting on State Route 23 and plans to continue Eddy Street revitalization south. “There will be a flurry of activity over the next five years,” Sexton said. Brown said University partnership with South Bend is not something new with Innovation Park and the Eddy Street revitalizations. “There is a long history of Notre Dame and South Bend working together — the Center for the Homeless and the Robinson Community Learning Center are two well-known examples — and we certainly have every intention of continuing to collaborate in the future,” he said.last_img read more

Donegal’s top hotels win an excellent eleven awards

first_imgSome of Donegal’s best hotel teams cleaned up at the Hotel Awards Ireland which were announced last night in Dublin.More than 150 representatives of Ireland’s best hotels gathered for the glamorous event to recognise the champions of the hospitality industry.Donegal’s hotels did the county proud by picking up 11 of the coveted awards. The Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny was crowned the Independent Hotel Of The Year Ulster and Ireland. Staff were also recognised with the Hotel Team Of The Year award.Silver Tassie Hotel team at the Hotel Awards Ireland in The Crowne Plaza Hotel BlanchardstownThe Shandon Hotel & Spa in Portnablagh won Hotel Of The Year Ulster.Castle Grove County House outside Letterkenny was named as Ireland’s Country Hotel Of The Year.Wedding Hotel Of The Year Ulster was Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa. The Hotel Awards Ireland not only celebrated hotels, but also other forms of overnight accommodation, including; resorts, inns, lodges, serviced apartments and guest houses amongst others.Tullyarvan Mill Hostel in Buncrana won Best Budget Hotel Of The Year.The Moville Boutique Hostel picked up the prize for Boutique Hotel Of The Year Ulster and overall in Ireland.Gateway Lodge in Donegal Town won the award of Best Holiday Lodge of the Year.A Spokesperson for The Hotel Awards Ireland 2019 said: “The hotel industry has grown significantly over the years and this has introduced new challenges to the professionals who work within the sector. “The customer expectations have been increased but these winners are the experts in offering great hospitality, making Ireland a top destination for travellers.“The awards provided a platform to the hotel owners to showcase their brilliant work and get an award for their excellence.“We would like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their amazing achievements.”Donegal’s top hotels win an excellent eleven awards was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ballyliffin lodge & spacastle grove country house hotelhotel awards irelandshandon hotelSilver Tassie Hotellast_img read more

Keep Your Friends Organized: Twitter Expands Lists Beta

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos frederic lardinois Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#twitter#web Twitter rolled out a limited beta of its new lists feature to a larger number of users late last night. With these new lists, Twitter users can now organize their friends into groups. By default, these lists are private, but one of the most interesting aspects of this new feature is that users can also make their lists public – something many Twitter users have been looking forward to for a long time. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Third-party Twitter clients and tools like TweepML, TweetDeck, Brizzly, Nambu and others all offer their own implementation of this feature, though Twitter also gave early API access to this feature to a number of third-party developers. Currently, adding friends to a list is still a bit cumbersome and either involves a lot of clicks from a user’s profile page or a visit to the ‘following’ page. The list of users you follow, however, is organized in chronological order, so finding users on this list is quite hard.One interesting aspect of this feature is that a user’s profile will now also show a section that highlights the public lists a user was added to. This could have some interesting social ramifications. After all, Twitter’s emphasis on follower counts has already created a bit of a popularity contest and now being part of a certain list that is being curated by the right person could add yet another dimension to this issue. Of course, these new lists will open up avenues for a new products as well. Third-party tools, for example, can now look at the public lists and maybe create new algorithms to rank a user’s authority on Twitter. Import/ExportOf course, these are still the early days for Twitter lists, but hopefully we will also soon see a feature in third-party clients like TweetDeck that will allow users to export their existing lists or import their new lists from Twitter. Chances are that this is just a matter of time and this will probably be a default option in third-party clients once Twitter rolls this feature out to the majority of its users.last_img read more

‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Read Next Frankie Lim tempering expectations but optimistic for Perpetual’s campaign John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Larry Nassar looks at the gallery in the court during the sixth day of his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar has admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which is the sport’s national governing organization and trains Olympians. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP)LANSING, Mich. — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports injuries.Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear from a few more victims and then send Larry Nassar to prison Wednesday, the seventh day of a remarkable hearing that has given the girls, young women and their parents a chance to confront him in court. He faces a minimum prison term of 25 to 40 years but it could go higher.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH The judge is likely to be unsparing in her treatment of Nassar. Aquilina has praised the victims who have appeared in her court since Jan. 16, calling them “sister survivors,” while also assuring them that their perpetrator will pay. The women have included Olympians Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney.“Your words are vital. They are as strong as your martial arts,” Aquilina told Christina Barba, who has known Nassar for decades and practices karate. “They will take him down quicker and cleaner than any kick you’ve got.”Hutchins and Mattie Larson, a former national gymnast, talked about how Nassar won their allegiance with candy, Olympic trinkets and encouraging words while they were under constant scrutiny from their demanding coaches.Brooke Hylek, a gymnast who plans to compete in college, heaped scorn on Nassar.“I cannot believe I ever trusted you and I will never forgive you,” she said Tuesday. “I’m happy you will be spending the rest of your life in prison. Enjoy hell by the way.”ADVERTISEMENT Among those expected to speak on the last day: Rachael Denhollander, a Kentucky woman who contacted Michigan State University police in 2016 after reading reports about how USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, mishandled complaints of sexual misconduct. Nassar worked at Michigan State and also was the national gymnastics squad’s doctor.Nassar, 54, eventually pleaded guilty to assaulting seven people in the Lansing area, including Denhollander, but the sentencing hearing has been open to anyone who said they were a victim. His accusers said he would use his ungloved hands to penetrate them, often without explanation, while they were on a table seeking help for various injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe accusers, many of whom were children, said they trusted Nassar to care for them properly, were in denial about what was happening or were afraid to speak up. He sometimes used a sheet or his body to block the view of any parent in the room.“I’d been told during my entire gymnastics career to not question authority,” a former elite gymnast, Isabell Hutchins, said Tuesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Emily Morales had a softer message.“I want you to apologize to me right here,” the 18-year-old told Nassar. “I want to forgive you, but I also want to hear you tell me that you regret all the hurting you caused.”He did. She replied with, “Thank you.”Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. He is scheduled to be sentenced next week on more assault convictions in Eaton County, Michigan.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 1, 2016 – Does the TCI want to enter the Agri-business industry with this controversial crop.  Speaker, Felicia Persuad, an award winning journalist says it’s a multi billion dollar industry.Persuad said this product, like the coconut is hijacked by the rest of the world, when it’s roots are in the Caribbean.  Said TCIG should also move in ‘timeliness’ when serving the country and must promote investment advantages as we do Tourism; same vigor. Related Items:Medical Ganja, TCI and medical ganja?last_img read more

Job cuts in austerity move by Bank of the Bahamas 30 redundancies

first_img Related Items:#bob Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, Bahamas – November 17, 2017 – Thirty jobs lost in a layoff program of the Bank of the Bahamas as the institution is striving to make it on its own within the black, profiting instead of losing.Media reports say the BOB explained the layoffs are related to closures of branches in Exuma, which will close by year end and Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, which has already shut down the office there.Though the decisions are called difficult, they are also called calculated or considered and are based on the pressure on BOB to cut costs.  Government funded bail outs for the Bank of the Bahamas are to the tune of a staggering, $300m.Interestingly, the layoffs follow a profitable quarter for the Bank’ it is said this is the first recorded profit since 2012.last_img read more

Petit Man United signed Sanchezs brother

first_imgEmmanuel Petit believes Alexis Sanchez’s performances have been totally unacceptable at Manchester United given his pay rateThe Red Devils signed Sanchez in an exchange deal from Arsenal in January with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way.Sanchez signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with United that sees him earn £14m a year after tax.But the Chilean forward has since failed to deliver what was promised at United after finding the net only four times in 30 appearances.This has led to United manager Jose Mourinho dropping him at times this season with the club only eighth in the Premier League standings.Now former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Petit has called on Sanchez to take responsibility instead of hiding away.The French World Cup winner even suggested that Sanchez’s brother instead turns up to play at Old Trafford during match days.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The manager is on the bench, so you need to show pride in your own performance when you are on the field and the first one who has gone into hiding at United is Alexis Sanchez,” Petit told Goal.“He wanted to leave Arsenal because he was chasing the salary United could offer.“Now he receives so much money and in nine months what has he done? Nothing. I have not seen him. I think they signed his brother.“I understand that players believe they deserve certain financial rewards when they reach a certain level, but what we have seen from Sanchez at United has not been acceptable.”The Frenchman also added that the United squad have let Mourinho down this season.The Red Devils will host Arsenal at Old Trafford tonight in the Premier League with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

United States immigration policy causes uproar amid family separation controversy

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEarlier Story: Trump digs in on immigration policy amid ‘family separation’ controversyWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing rising outrage from some Republicans as well as Democrats over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again blaming Democrats and declaring he would keep the U.S. from becoming “a migrant camp.”Democrats have turned up the pressure over the administration policy, and some Republicans have joined the chorus of criticism. Former first lady Laura Bush has called the separation policy “cruel” and “immoral” while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to Trump questioned using the policy to pressure Democrats on immigration legislation.Trump continued to cast blame on Democrats Monday, as he detoured from planned remarks on U.S. space policy to defend his administration’s policies. “I say it’s very strongly the Democrats’ fault,” he said at the White House.“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” he added. “Not on my watch.”“We are doing none of those things. We are enforcing the laws passed by Congress,” she said in an appearance before the National Sheriffs’ Association in New Orleans. Like Trump, she called on Congress to reform immigration laws.Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. U.S. protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are.Nielsen said that releasing parents with their children amounts to a “get out of jail free card” policy for those in the country illegally.Speaking at the same conference, Sessions echoed Nielsen’s defense of the policy, and called on Congress to act.“We do not want to separate parents from their children,” Sessions said. “If we build the wall, if we pass legislation to end the lawlessness, we won’t face these terrible choices.”Trump asserted Monday that children “are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth” as a way to enter the United States. He tweeted: “Has anyone been looking at the Crime taking place south of the border,” calling it “historic.”Criticism is rising from both sides of the political aisle. In a guest column for The Washington Post Sunday, Mrs. Bush made some of the strongest comments yet from a Republican.“I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she wrote. She compared it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, which she called “one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.” Posted: June 19, 2018 Read my statement on the Department of Homeland Security immigration policy here:— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) June 18, 2018___AP writers Colleen Long, Zeke Miller, and Ken Thomas in Washington and Kevin McGill in New Orleans contributed. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen rejected criticism accusing her department of inhuman and immoral actions. Monday, DHS Secretary Nielsen took questions to clarify some of the misleading talking points that have arisen regarding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. The Trump administration says they are not separating all immigrant families, but that it must be done in cases where they need to detain the adult for a crime. President Trump weighed in on the controversy over separation of illegal immigrant families at the US-Mexico border today saying, “The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee holding facility. It won’t be. You look at what’s happening in Europe, you look at what is happening in other places, we cannot allow that to happen to the United States, not on my watch.” I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.— Laura Bush (@laurawbush) June 18, 2018 AP Updated: 4:42 PM AP, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe issue has sparked outrage from both democrats and republicans. President Trump continually pushes back claiming democrats created the problem, and he is determined to fix it. In studio to talk more about the issues going on at the border is Principal Attorney of Valdes & Associates, and Coronado School Board Candidate, Esther Valdes. Her complete interview can be seen in the video below. Stay up to date on the latest from the George W. Bush Institute and President and Mrs. Bush. Sign up to receive updates:— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) June 18, 2018Underscoring the emotional tension, first lady Melania Trump, who has tended to stay out of contentious policy debates, waded into the issue. Her spokeswoman said that Mrs. Trump believes “we need to be a country that follows all laws,” but also one “that governs with heart.”“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said.RELATED STORY: House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visits US-Mexico border and tours illegal immigrant detention centersThe signs of splintering GOP support are spreading.The Rev. Franklin Graham, a longtime Trump ally, called the policy “disgraceful.” Several religious groups, including some conservative ones, have pushed to stop the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents.Former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci said Monday on CNN that it “doesn’t feel right” for the Trump administration to blame Democrats and use the issue as a way of pressuring Democrats into negotiating on a Republican immigration bill.Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she favors tighter border security, but expressed deep concerns about the child separation policy.“What the administration has decided to do is to separate children from their parents to try to send a message that if you cross the border with children, your children are going to be ripped away from you,” she said. “That’s traumatizing to the children who are innocent victims, and it is contrary to our values in this country.”House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the policy “leaves a dark stain on our nation.”“Ripping vulnerable little children away from their parents is an utter atrocity that debases America’s values and our legacy as a beacon of hope, opportunity and freedom,” she said Monday.Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid the election-season debate over what has been one of his favorite issues. The House is expected to vote this week on a bill pushed by conservatives that may not have enough support to pass, and a compromise measure with key proposals supported by the president. The White House has said Trump would sign either one.Both House proposals face broad opposition from Democrats, and even if a bill does pass, the closely divided Senate seems unlikely to go along.Trump’s former chief strategist said Republicans would face steep consequences for pushing the compromise bill because it provides a path to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Steve Bannon argued that that effort risks alienating Trump’s political base and could lead to election losses in November, when Republicans hope to preserve their congressional majorities. June 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tuesday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a statement on the controversy surrounding parents being separated from their children after entering the United States illegally.Later Tuesday evening, Congressman Juan Vargas (D-Chula Vista) yelled, “Don’t you have kids?” at President Trump as he departed the US capitol following his meeting with the House GOP caucus on immigration. The congressman’s actions can be seen in the video posted below. United States immigration policy causes uproar amid ‘family separation’ controversy Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Groundbreaking for new development in Downtown for the homeless

first_img Updated: 10:11 AM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, April 12, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego real estate developer Affirmed Housing broke ground today on an East Village development that will provide housing and supportive services for local residents who have dealt with homelessness.The project, dubbed the LINK, will include 72 permanent housing units and 14 studios that will be affordable for residents who earn 50 percent or less of the region’s median income. The 50,000-square-foot apartment building will also include services for formerly homeless residents, provided by Father Joe’s Villages.“The LINK will provide quality housing and on-site supportive services, designed to enrich the lives of our residents,” said Affirmed Housing President James Silverwood. “This comprehensive approach will offer this vulnerable population a high level of support, which we have seen lead to success in addressing homelessness.”According to Affirmed Housing, project architect Carrier Johnson + CULTURE will design the complex with a metal facade and exposed concrete to pay homage to the surrounding area’s “creative fabrication.”Affirmed Housing received more than $48 million in financial assistance from Bank of America last year to begin developing the LINK. “Working closely with Affirmed Housing and Civic San Diego, this public-private partnership has created a truly transformative community for our most vulnerable San Diegans,” said Bank of America’s San Diego Market President Rick Bregman.Affirmed Housing did not disclose when it estimates the project will be completed.center_img Groundbreaking for new development in Downtown for the homeless Posted: April 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more