Each passport features a description of the location, hours of operation and some destinations even offer special discounts for Notre Dame students. The goal of the passport format, according to Crawford, is to get students to visit as many of the destinations as possible. At every location a student shows the passport, they will receive a stamp on the passport for that organization. “I would have never thought to explore South Bend until I got my passport,” freshman Gina Rogari said. “I didn’t know we had some of those things around here.” “Our students should be able to leave this community that they’ve lived in for four years and tell people all about it,” he said. “Besides, I think that when they visit some of these places, they will be blown away by what they see.” First created last spring, the Cultural Passport program was developed through a partnership with the College of Science and Mayor Stephen Luecke of South Bend. The program gives every student a cultural passport featuring 14 destinations in the South Bend area where students are encouraged to visit. Each College has the passports and students are encouraged to go to their dean’s office and pick one up. The Class of 2014 received their passports during Freshmen Orientation. Many of the freshmen said the passports have made them see there is a lot more to South Bend than just Notre Dame. While many Notre Dame students may decide to study abroad and travel to far-off places, a new program on campus is encouraging students to seek out the marvels in the local community. Crawford and Mayor Luecke worked with each of the fourteen destinations to be included in the program. The Mayor’s Office agreed to print up a special certificate for any student who receives a stamp from every location in the passport. But Crawford hopes that students participate in the program for different reasons. “This is a nice and easy way to engage the community, and a very important one,” he said. “I would hate to think that they would participate in this simply to receive a certificate.” “Before starting this program, I visited most of the places that are in the passports and I was fascinated by all these various organizations,” he said. “I started working with the Mayor’s office and together we compiled this list of fourteen locations that we encourage students to visit during their time here at Notre Dame.” When the program was conceived last year, it was initially only offered to a select group of students from the College of Science and was more of a “prototype” according to Crawford. However, the program has been expanded to include every undergraduate and graduate student at Notre Dame. Crawford said the program will be reviewed at the end of the year and feedback will be solicited from the students who participated in the program to see if any changes should be made. Crawford said he has little doubt that the program will help bring new outlook to the students who take advantage of the program and the city of South Bend. “I believe that all of our students need to graduate with not only a great education but actually knowing something about the community that they’ve lived in for four years,” Dean Gregory Crawford of the College of Science said. Freshman Molly Shank said while she found the passport “helpful,” initially she wasn’t sure of its purpose. “There wasn’t a whole lot of explanation about the program,” she said. “They need to explain it better because I would definitely use it now.” Crawford said he came up with the idea when he realized how few Notre Dame students ever venture into the South Bend community.
City Market, Burlington’s only community-owned grocery store, is officially powered by the sun. After a year of planning and a few weather delays, the installation of 136 solar panels on the Co-op’s roof is completed. The project will generate 31 kilowatts of power which will help the Co-op to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by at least three percent.The Co-op’s monthly bill from the Burlington Electric Department (BED) is approximately $17,000. Freezer and refrigeration units that run continuously use a lot of energy. The solar project is just one piece in the Co-op’s commitment to energy efficiency and green building practices. “We have been working on many different projects to improve our energy efficiency and the solar power project is one of the largest and most impactful,” said Pat Burns, City Market Operations Manager. “We will be generating enough electrical energy to power six Burlington homes for a year.”City Market worked with Vermont-based groSolar on the project installation. “We’re excited that a high-profile shopping destination like City Market has made this commitment to a clean-energy future,” said groSolar CEO Jeff Wolfe. “The combination of drastically reduced prices and strong government incentives made this project a smart move for City Market. We’re optimistic because we see many more homeowners and businesses taking advantage of the opportunity solar power offers for long-term energy security, financial savings and protection of our most precious resource: our planet.”The total cost of the project is $187,912 but City Market is paying just over $93,000. Thanks to a $53,900 grant from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund and the Co-op’s eligibility for a $40,204 federal tax credit the out-of-pocket costs were greatly reduced.“Once we looked at the numbers and realized we’ll recoup our up-front costs in less than five years, we knew this investment would bring a strong financial return for our members,” said Clem Nilan, General Manager of City Market. “But this is a business decision that also has tangible social and environmental benefits. One of the central tenets of our mission is to make a difference in the lives of consumers. By reducing our carbon footprint and supporting the local green economy with groSolar, we know we’re doing something worthwhile for the community as well.”A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Friday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. at City Market. Representatives from City Market, groSolar, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Mayor Bob Kiss plan to attend. In addition, City Market and groSolar are teaming up to offer a series of free workshops called Solar Made Simple to educate people on solar energy and its use in residential applications. The next workshop is scheduled for March 23 at 6:00 p.m.About City Market/Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 5,000 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, City Market provides the area’s largest selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and over 1,600 Vermont-made products. Visit City Market/Onion River Co-op online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.About groSolargroSolar is North America’s premier distributor, installer and integrator of solar energy solutions for residential and commercial installations. Founded in 1998, groSolar is the largest 100 percent U.S.-owned installation and distribution company in the solar industry. The company has offices and warehouses across the US, distributing solar electric and solar hot water systems from offices in VT, NJ, NY, CT, MA, MD, DE, PA, and CA. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers including Canadian Solar, Motech, Heliodyne, SMA, Fronius, and UniRac into simple solar energy solutions for customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades. groSolar is a mission-driven company dedicated to providing high quality solar energy solutions and whole energy appreciation. groSolar’s venture capital investors include NGP Energy Technology Partners, SJF Ventures, and Calvert Social Investment Fund. Learn more at groSolar.com or call 800.374.4494.Source: City Market. March 8, 2010
Casella Waste Systems Inc,Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling, and resource management services company based in Rutland, Vermont,, will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 to discuss its financial results for the company’s first quarter fiscal year 2012, which ended July 31, 2011.The company will release its financial results after the close of the market on Monday, August 29, 2011. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Individuals interested in participating in the call should dial (877) 548-9590 or (720) 545-0037 at least 10 minutes before start time. The call will also be webcast; to listen, participants should visit Casella Waste Systems’ website at http://ir.casella.com(link is external) and follow the appropriate link to the webcast.A replay of the call will be available on the company’s website, or by calling (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (Conference ID 90088021) until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.The company also announced today that the company’s management will be presenting at Wedbush Securities 2011 Clean Technology & Industrial Growth Management Access Conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. The conference is being held at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco, CA.The company indicated that, although this presentation is not expected to include any material non-public information, the presentation given at this conference will be made available to all investors on the company’s website. The presentation will be posted prior to the scheduled presentation time, and may be accessed via the Investors’ section of the company’s website at http://ir.casella.com(link is external). In addition, the presentation will be webcast live via a link on the company’s website. RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwire – August 15, 2011) –
As if the emotional hit of a divorce isn’t hard enough, research finds that for women, the financial hit may be worse.It is estimated that after a divorce, the average woman can experience anywhere from a 27% to 73% loss in her standard of living. No wonder the top two divorce concerns cited by women across various generations in a Worthy.com survey were living on one income and the cost of the divorce itself.In addition, 46% of divorced women experienced financial surprises along the way. Common divorce surprises include assuming they could keep (and afford) the family home, less child support/alimony than expected, more family debt than expected, miscalculation of family assets and underestimating divorce costs.Thirty-eight percent of women over the age of 55 reported concerns regarding retirement. Worried about outliving their money, 22% of boomer women said they were focused on building their investment portfolios over the next five years compared to 12% of Gen Xers and 10% of millennials.According to the Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) seminar Second Saturday: What Women Need to Know About Divorce, here are three common pitfalls women should avoid.Not taking the time to prepare: Most women jump into the divorce without doing their research first. Here are questions they need to ask. Do you have a complete understanding of your financial picture as a couple/family? Do you have copies of all your financial records, business records, banking information, 401Ks, IRAs, loan applications, insurance, deeds to renal property, credit card statements, trusts, brokerage statements and insurance policies? Should you negotiate a lump sump or monthly alimony? What are the tax consequences? Have you consulted with legal and financial experts to get an understanding of what’s involved and when is the best time to move forward? Will you or your husband receive an annual bonus that you should wait for? What is the worst case financial scenario and how can you be prepared?Sticking your head in sand: Divorce can be overwhelming, so sometimes it feels easier to just be in denial. It’s also easy to let emotion take over, and it’s hard to look at the situation objectively. But women must focus on what’s in their best interest financially over the long-term. The more informed you are the better; ignorance will lead to long-term regret. It may be the last thing you want to do or think about, but you do have to take control of your finances.Thinking you have to do it all alone: Experts say you shouldn’t be shy about asking for help when considering a divorce. Whether it’s finding a therapist, hiring a divorce attorney or relying on your good friends and family, make it a priority to reach out. 182SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details
Two lump sum zones for renters / HRK 300,00 and HRK 750,00 The first zone consists of Bačvice, Blatine-Škrape, Bol, Grad, Gripe, Lokve, Lovret, Lučac-Manuš, Meje, Mertojak, Plokite, Spinut, Split 3, Trstenik, Varoš and Žnjan, in which the amount of the flat tax would be 750,00 kn. Also, the amount annual flat tax on income will be increased by a surtax of 15% income tax determined by the Decision on Taxes of the City of Split. This Decision, if adopted, shall apply from 2 January 2019. The proposal of the mentioned decision is currently in the phase of public consultation, get involved with your arguments and opinions (attached). The public consultation is open, interesting only three days, from January 18-21, 2019. Public consultation opened on January 21, 2019. According to the Draft Proposal of the Decision on Determining the Amount of the Flat Tax per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp in the city of Split, the amount of flat tax per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp is from 350,00 kn to 1000,00 kn, depending on the zone of the settlement in which the service is provided. 1. Draft proposal of the Decision on determining the amount of flat tax per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp Side dish: According to the draft proposal, the City of Split determines the amount of the flat tax according to two zones or the class of the tourist place according to which the flat tax will be charged. However, if the local self-government unit does not make a decision within the set deadline, at the latest until January 31, 2019, according to the new law, the lump sum will amount to HRK 750,00 per bed, ie accommodation unit in the camp. In accordance with the provisions of the new Law on Amendments to the Law on Income Tax, the Decision on the amount of flat tax for renters is no longer made by the Ministry of Tourism but by the representative body of local self-government units. The law stipulates that the lump sum may not be less than HRK 150 or more than HRK 1.500. The second zone makes IKman, Kocunar, Pujanke, Sućidar, Stobreč, Slatine, Brda, Mejaši, Kamen, Neslanovac, Sirobuja, Šine, Visoka, Donje Sitno, Gornje Sitno, Kamen, Srinjine and Žrnovnica, and the amount of the flat tax in the second zone would be 300,00 kn. 2. Public consultation form
India’s office-hospital The blizzard of alarming data continued too in east Asia, with China seeing a three-month high of 101 new virus cases on Wednesday because of a localized outbreak in the northern port city of Dalian.Officials blamed contaminated packaging on imported seafood — similar reasons have been offered to explain previous Chinese outbreaks. Further south, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam warned the financial hub was facing a “large-scale community outbreak” that could lead to a “collapse of our hospital system”.From Wednesday, all residents in the densely packed city of 7.5 million must wear masks outdoors and restaurants can only serve takeaway meals, in a blow for diners during the city’s hot and humid summer. “It’s so hot outside now, 10 minutes after I start work, my shirt is all sweaty,” a construction worker told AFP as he tucked into a pork chop, admitting he missed air-conditioned restaurants.While some labor in the heat to make a living, others have been inspired to take action for their communities. One Indian businessman has converted his office into an 85-bed facility to provide free treatment for the poor. Kadar Shaikh spent 20 days in a private clinic being treated for the virus last month and was horrified by the bill. “How could poor people afford such treatment?” the property developer told AFP. “So I decided to do something and contribute in the fight against the deadly virus.” Topics : ‘No second wave’ But politicians in Europe and North America — among the worst-hit regions — are still struggling to frame a coherent response. While US President Donald Trump sought to link a spike in cases to protests in some cities, leaders in Congress conceded late on Tuesday they were still far from a deal to support the world’s leading economy.Democrats had proposed a $3 trillion aid package and Republicans this week put forward a $1 trillion deal — but many in their own party disagree on principle with such spending.In Europe, where several countries have slapped restrictions on travel to and from Spain, officials are ramping up a spat over the seriousness of the current outbreak. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, fresh from announcing quarantine for travellers returning from Spain, suggested the rest of Europe could be facing a second wave — despite his own country’s dismal figures.France’s health minister hit back on Wednesday, saying his country was categorically not in a second wave. “Clusters are emerging, we have warning signs from certain hospitals that have seen a trend of increasing admission,” Olivier Veran said, adding: “We are testing a lot more.” Spain, one of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic, insists it is a safe destination and was critical of Britain’s blanket quarantine, which includes islands without significant outbreaks. The United States marked a grim milestone on Wednesday when its coronavirus deaths topped 150,000 — far exceeding the toll in any other pandemic-hit nation. Brazil is second to the US in terms of cases and fatalities, and also reported a sobering figure as it surpassed 90,000 deaths.Nations around the globe, even those that believed they had largely curbed the disease, are seeing a rise in cases that are damaging economies and forcing protection measures that have disrupted all aspects of life. The sacred haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has begun with some 10,000 Muslim faithful allowed, instead of the roughly 2.5 million that attended last year.Pilgrims were brought in small batches into Mecca’s Grand Mosque, walking along paths marked on the floor, in sharp contrast to the normal sea of humanity that swirls inside its walls.Even with efforts in place to contain the virus, it has killed more than 660,000 people around the world and total infections are approaching 17 million.
Wright lifting the Premier League trophy in 1998 (Picture: Getty Images)‘After Bruce Rioch came in, after the first year, we literally argued every day and I thought I should just leave, as there was no way Arsenal were going to get rid of him and something was going to happen between us.‘So I put that transfer request in, they refused it, it all went up in the air and in the end I was in touch with Chelsea.‘It would have been a big mistake for me to leave at that stage with everything that happened with me at Arsenal. I ended up winning the league, got the top goal-scorer in Arsenal’s history before, obviously, Thierry [Henry] broke it.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It wouldn’t have been a good way to leave. I know, down the years, many people have left football clubs because they haven’t been able to get on with the manager.‘I have just got to give thanks to the likes of David Dein, and the Arsenal board, at the time, who realised that, for me, [appointing Rioch] was a mistake.‘It wasn’t working out. I was very vocal in that and a lot of the other players were vocal when it suited them. I didn’t mind letting him know what I felt and in the end he went.’MORE: Real Madrid make move for Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Chelsea and Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi refuses to rule out transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal legend Ian Wright reveals he almost joined Chelsea before Arsene Wenger’s arrival Comment Advertisement Advertisement Wright went on to have a great career at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal hero Ian Wright has revealed he almost made the switch to rivals Chelsea after arguing ‘every day’ with former manager Bruce Rioch.The ex-England striker moved to Highbury in 1991 to play under George Graham, but the successful Scottish manager was sacked in 1995 after nine years in charge.The Gunners opted for a left-field replacement in former Bolton Wanderers boss Rioch, who got on the wrong side of their star striker by playing him on the left wing.Wright handed in a transfer request, but Rioch was dismissed and replaced by Arsene Wenger at the beginning of the 1996-97 season, under whom he won the Premier League and FA Cup double the following season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Wright said: ‘Yes [I could have joined Chelsea], under Glenn Hoddle. It was that year that I had with Bruce Rioch that was a real tough one.‘I handed in a transfer request by the time it got to a serious point because I genuinely thought I was leaving. Arsenal don’t sack managers and obviously George Graham went.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Apr 2020 12:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link740Shares