first_imgThe University’s environmental club GreeND is incorporating its cause into the Lenten season with a campaign set to launch tonight. Their initiative “Go Trayless for Lent” encourages students to refrain from using trays in the dining halls in the hopes of reducing food waste and therein, carbon emissions.“When you don’t use a tray, you’re just less likely to put five cups of chocolate milk and three spoonfuls of something that you’re actually not in the mood for, just because it’s there and convenient,” freshman Brooke Ely, a member of the Waste Committee of GreeND and one of the organizers of the campaign, said.In addition to reducing food waste and the associated financial costs, Ely said the campaign will decrease the amount of dish detergent, water and electricity that is currently used in cleaning soiled trays.Freshman initiative collaborator Flora Tang, who serves on the Waste Committee as well, said the goal of the campaign is to alert students of their role in generating waste and to foster a dialogue with students concerning how best to address the issue of waste reduction.“One of the other things we’re trying to do is just to make our students more aware of the environmental impacts of everything that we do,” Tang said.  “I feel like so many of us just take food and use trays without thinking about what is the true cost of the things we are doing.”Tang said the campaign’s recommendation to give up trays during Lent provides students with an easy way to abate their adverse impacts on the environment in the spirit of the Lenten season.“I think Lent is about creating small inconveniences for ourselves in order to get closer to God and better serve others — and it’s about service,” Tang said.The idea for “Go Trayless for Lent” originated from the Waste Committee, a subset of GreeND.  Tang and Ely, along with junior Jessica Peck, who is currently studying abroad in Paris, designed the initiative in the hopes of continually improving Notre Dame’s commitment to sustainability.“We’ve been working on ways to reduce waste, and one of the ways we came up with was basically to encourage people to use trays because it’s one of the most tangible ways to reduce waste,” Tang said. “One tiny thing that you could do during Lent could actually make a huge impact on the environment itself and other people’s lives.”Although the campaign will initially be associated with the Lenten season, Ely said the committee’s ultimate aim is for students to decrease their usage of trays through the duration of the academic school year.“There used to be ‘Waste-Free Wednesdays,’ and we want there to be ‘Trayless Tuesdays’ or something of that nature where on occasion people will not use their trays to reduce waste,” Ely said.Tonight, members of GreeND will have a table outside of North Dining Hall to answer questions and raise awareness about the campaign.  Ely said the committee’s current emphasis is on publicizing the campaign and assessing its reception among the student body.“We’re mainly focusing on getting the word out there and getting people to start thinking about it and trying to get a lot of feedback,” Ely said.Tags: Go Trayless for Lent, GreeND, sustainability, Trayless Tuesdays, Waste-Free Wednesdaylast_img read more

first_imgPennsylvania boaters take heed: mandatory life jacket requirements began Nov 1 Some questioned if it could ever be done, but on October 12, Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s best marathon runner, ran the marathon distance of 26.2 miles in under two hours. The extraordinary run took place in Vienna, Austria on a flat course. Kipchoge ran alone but was aided by 41 pacers. He ran the distance in an astounding 1:59:40, maintaining an average pace of 4:35 per mile.  Although this is the fastest marathon ever run, his feat will not be counted as a world record. The run was not a race; it was orchestrated for Kipchoge alone. In addition to being aided by 41 pacers that shielded him from the wind, he was also assisted by a crew of cyclists that delivered him water and fuel when he needed it. Kipchoge also wore a pair of controversial Nike running shoes, which Nike claims saves runners energy and translates to faster running times.  Eliud Kipchoge is the first person to run a sub-2-hour marathon A mother and her teen were out hiking on a popular New Jersey hiking trail when a rabid coyote attacked them. The mom, Robyn Weber, says that she and her son were hiking at Point Mountain Preserve when a coyote approached them and bit her leg, refusing to let go. When the coyote did eventually release her leg it began following the duo and next attacked Weber’s 15-year-old son, biting him several times in the face, leg, arms and foot. Both hikers were treated with a series of shots to prevent them from contracting rabies.  New Jersey mom and teen attacked by rabid coyote while out hiking Fall is the perfect time to paddle the waters in search of fall foliage but the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters that beginning November 1 and lasting through April 30, all boaters are required to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket during the cold weather months. The requirement covers times when the boat is moving or anchored and includes boats 16 feet in length or less including kayaks and canoes. The requirement covers all Pennsylvania waters. The attack took place in Hunterdon County and the county health department says that there has recently been a spike in animals testing positive for rabies. Since January 2019, 24 coyotes, cats and raccoons have tested positive for the disease.  “The water temperature is dropping rapidly beginning this time of year,” said Ryan Walt, PFBC Boating and Watercraft Safety Manager. “Even on sunny days when air temperatures are comfortable and even feel warm, the water can be cold enough to put boaters at risk for sudden cold water immersion [cold water shock]. A life jacket can keep you afloat and alive.” Historically, nearly 80 percent of boating fatalities in Pennsylvania happened because boaters were not wearing life jackets.last_img read more

first_img T he Disciplinary Actions column in the November 15, 2003, News incorrectly reported that Dennis Anthony Lopez, 210 N. Pierce Street, Tampa (Admitted to practice: 1981) “charged or collected excessive fees.” Lopez was disciplined for attempting to charge a prohibited fee. The News regrets the error. Errata March 1, 2004 Erratalast_img

first_imgConnie D. Wallace, 79, of Milan passed away at 6:50am, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born in Cincinnati on February 8, 1941 the daughter of Herbert and Marietta Menny Craig and was raised by her foster parents James and Mary Rudd. Connie was married to Robert Wallace and he preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons Lonnie (Donna) Sparks of Holton, and Shawn (Vicky) Sparks of Clanton, Alabama; one daughter Michelle Sparks of North Vernon; two step-sons Bob (Pam) Wallace and Greg Wallace both of Indianapolis; one step-daughter Marsha Bowers of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Wesley Shawn Sparks, and her brothers Michael and Johnny Craig.Mrs. Wallace retired as the assistant manager of the Lawrenceburg Wal-Mart. Many years ago when she made her home in Holton she worked as a meat cutter at Paul and Hazel’s Abattoir in Holton. Connie was well known in the Dabney and Holton community as an expert seamstress and made many clothes for her neighbors and friends. She also made doll clothes which she would sell and was always blessed to return that blessing by giving the proceeds to the youth of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Connie was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church and attended church at Hopewell as long as she was able.Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to youth programs at the Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.DUE TO THE MANDATE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE CONCERNING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, WE WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 50 PEOPLE IN THE FUNERAL HOME AT ONE TIME. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE AND APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AS WE ALL WORK TOGETHER THROUGH THIS CRISISlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away EPL: West Ham, Newcastle in cagey duel Newcastle United had goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to thank as they climbed to 10th spot in the table following a tense but scoreless draw with Norwich City at St. James’s Park on Saturday. Despite being bottom of the table, the visitors came out all guns blazing, playing much of the opening 45 minutes in the Newcastle half and forcing Dubravka into two fine first-half saves to keep the scoreline level. Norwich created plenty of chances and won a slew of corners, but all too often they struggled to get many of them on target. When they did, Dubravka was equal to the task. Finnish forward Teemu Pukki, Norwich’s top scorer in the Premier League with 11 goals this season, had a great chance to put his side ahead in the 73rd minute, but again Dubravka was quickest to react and Ciaran Clarke was able to clear the danger. With Norwich pouring forward, new loan signing Danny Rose came on as a substitute to make his debut for Newcastle, and they had to work hard to repel yet another Norwich corner deep into stoppage time. The final whistle prompted boos from the home supporters but favourable results in the day’s other games saw Newcastle rise to 10th place while Norwich remain bottom of the league on 18 points, both from 25 games. Norwich manager Daniel Farke couldn’t hide his disappointment with the result. “We were dangerous, they did everything we asked for. We want them to be more brutal with their finishing, but these things happen sometimes. I’m happy with the performance, not the result,” he said. “We’re not playing to avoid losing, we’re playing to win. It has been four top-class performances in a row.” Newcastle boss Steve Bruce was almost as disappointed as his side’s supporters, despite their good position in the league. “We set ourselves up to be difficult to beat. If you look at the record we’ve got, we’ve done fantastically well. Now we have to get a little bit of quality in forward areas,” Bruce said.Tags: Ciaran ClarkeMartin DubravkaNewcastle UnitedNorwich CityTeemu Pukkilast_img read more

first_imgIt has been more than eight years since Arsenal last won a trophy – a drought Theo Walcott believes the current squad can bring to an end this season. Arsene Wenger has won three league titles and four FA Cups during his time at the Gunners helm, although there has been nothing added to that trophy collection since 2005. It is a stick often used to beat the north Londoners with, but maybe not for much longer. Press Associationcenter_img Despite missing a host of first-team players through injury, Arsenal opened up their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win at Marseille on Wednesday. That was a club record 10th successive win on the road, highlighting why Walcott believes that barren run may soon be coming to an end. “I think we’ll push on and we can definitely challenge this year, for sure,” he said. “There is so much belief in this team at the moment and I think it’s showing. We just need to make sure we get that home form going now, the away form is absolutely fantastic. “It’s 10 successive wins away from home, someone told me in the dressing room. It’s a record. I didn’t know that until after the game. “To be part of a team that has done that, in the amount of years that Arsenal have existed, is a great honour and a great achievement for everyone. “It just shows how good and how talented these players are. “We haven’t got the biggest squad in the world and we’ve got a lot of injuries, which doesn’t help, but the players that are playing and contributing and the players that aren’t playing as well, it’s important that everyone is focused. “We’ve got to stay fit, which is crucial as well – we don’t want to lose any more players. “As soon as the players come back there is going to be more competition for places as well. That’s only going to be a good thing for Arsenal.” last_img read more