Holy Cross moves to distance learning until April 13

first_imgHoly Cross will suspend all on-campus activity until at least April 13 due to coronavirus, Holy Cross President Fr. David Tyson announced in an email Wednesday. Classes are set to resume online Monday, the email said.Holy Cross informed students of its decision amidst similar announcements from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and other Indiana universities.“While I find it sad that our community will not be together during these weeks, these actions are clearly necessary for our health and the common good,” Tyson said in the email. “As news and events transpire, I will do my best to keep the community informed.”In a follow-up email, dean of students Andrew Polaniecki said all Holy Cross students are advised to return home and stay home until in-person classes resume. All residence halls will close Tuesday at noon. Polaniecki said students worried about making the transition should email him personally.Professors will reach out to students with details specific to individual courses, the email said.All student activities are canceled through April 13. Student-athletes will receive information regarding athletics from the athletics department, Polaniecki said in the email. Campus support services are ready to help students by email and phone.Those who visited countries with a CDC Level 3 travel advisory, as well as anyone who has interacted with someone affected by COVID-19, must self-quarantine for 14 days, Polaniecki said in the email. These students will not be allowed on campus.“Please know of my prayers and the prayers of all of us here at the college during this time,” Polaniecki said in the email. “I hope that we are all back together as a college community soon.”Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Holy Cross, Online classeslast_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Name Your Top 10 Holiday Albums by Broadway Stars

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time for tree-trimming, chestnut-roasting, gift-wrapping, sparklejollytwinklejingley-ing and other holiday delights. But what shall we listen to while fa-la-la-la-ing? Christmas albums by Broadway faves, of course. And that brings us to this week’s Culturalist challenge: What are the top holiday albums from Broadway stars? Broadway.com Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip kicked off this new challenge with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com!last_img read more

Finding the good as Facebook cracks down on promotional posts

first_imgby: Carolee BennettRemember when we said you may have to pay to have your financial services content seen on Facebook? At the time, we were responding to the decline of organic reach on the popular social network. In fact, changes in organic reach dropped so significantly early last year, the trend earned a dramatic name: Facebook Zero. It meant that brands that had enjoyed free exposure of their content needed (in most cases) to start paying to promote that same content.Though the latest news from Facebook – “Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands” – is creating buzz again about paid advertising, the announcement really just expands upon what Facebook explained last year.In December 2013, Facebook told businesses they would notice changes in distribution of content (including a drop in organic reach) so that items in news feed would be “as interesting and timely as possible” for users. It advised page owners to “continue using the most effective strategy to reach the right people: a combination of engaging page posts and advertising.”Now, Facebook is putting a finer point on it: in January, it will begin adding “new volume and content controls for promotional posts.” What does that mean? According to Facebook’s newsroom, “overly promotional” posts are posts that:“solely push people to buy a product or install an app;”“push people to enter promotions and sweepstakes with no real context;” and/or“reuse the exact same content from ads.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CFO Focus: Effective ALCO Meetings

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Clearly and consistently navigating the route to optimized future balance sheets and income statements is the responsibility of a credit union’s asset/liability committee. ALCO meetings can be some of the most dynamic and participatory events in the credit union when a practical, efficient, and effective process is used to create harmony and execution in optimizing ALCO loan and deposit pricing decisions.Pricing managers recognize that pricing impacts revenue in two ways. Higher sales price—such as a loan rate—increases the revenue on realized business, while making the sale more difficult. Lower sales price tends to increase the likelihood of the sale, while reducing the profitability of any sale achieved. This conundrum often causes discouragement for those without an effective framework to anticipate and properly deal with it. High-performance pricing managers recognize the environment and have learned how and where to make optimizing pricing adjustments. We share their process here.Recognizing that price is a major factor in both volume and interest spreads and that the combination of volume and interest spread produces profits, it’s easy to conclude that price is ultimately a primary determining factor of profit.  The harder part to understand and apply is that some price increases cause a related increase in performance, while other price increases actually decrease performance.For example, a credit union’s ALCO could decide to raise loan rates. It’s always profitable to increase the price of a loan if nothing else changes as a result. But member behavior in response to an increase in loan rates—such as deciding to go elsewhere for the loan or deciding not to take a loan—could reduce the credit union’s revenue and overall profitability. continue reading »last_img read more

Booking.com analyzed trends in family accommodation: The most important thing is for the host to find the right balance in relation to the guests

first_imgHowever, for owners and managers of accommodation facilities, not everything is fun. They need to find the right ratio to provide their guests with the best experience, as not all guests are fans of such an intimate relationship.  Hosts in Croatia believe that the most important thing is to ensure the privacy of guests (79%) and ensure that guests are well fed (66%) and comfortable (66%). Booking.com collected data from its website, which led to the top ten places from Croatia with the best rated hosts: Rakovica, Osijek, Bibinje, Korenica, Kaštela, Makarska, Brela, Senj, Trogir, Podstrana. From the helpful bed and breakfast manager who shares local tips with guests to the apartment owner who is proud of every little detail he can provide to guests or the villa manager who serves local dishes to guests, the most special experiences of the stay are most often reflected in the host’s personality. reveals in personal contact or through an offer he has chosen in his accommodation facility. Booking.com research also reveals that more than half (51%) of travelers decided to stay again in the same facility precisely because of its host. This percentage is slightly higher for travelers from Croatia, so as many as 61% decide to return to the same accommodation because of the host.  “As with many other travel-related elements, there is no universally applicable approach when it comes to meeting the different needs of travelers. Our research reveals how important it is for accommodation owners and managers to find a balance to ensure the best stay experience – whether it is staying in a holiday home, apartment, hosted accommodation or some other type of facility. But what is crystal clear is the fact that it doesn’t matter if travelers want to feel at home, experience the local culture, enjoy the peace and quiet or simply escape from everyday life, but that there is nothing like people being able to turn an ordinary stay into an unforgettable experience.”, Commented the results of the research by Olivier Grémillon, vice president at Booking.com. The role of the host is crucial  The world’s leading rental company, Booking.com, reveals the key factors behind the desire to stay in different types of unique accommodation facilities as well as the balance that the host, manager or owner must achieve in order to provide guests with a more personalized stay.  The role of the host will continue to be crucial for travelers who intend to stay in non-hotel accommodation facilities this year, with more than two thirds (69%) of respondents in 2019 planning to stay in a facility that allows them to interact with the facility owner or manager – whether it is someone who is available throughout the day or someone who will give them a warm welcome upon arrival.  To increase their chances of success, accommodation managers can apply those attributes that travelers expect most. A warm smile can be key to positive reviews – three-quarters of global travelers (75%) expect to be greeted by a friendly and cordial person on arrival. If they are offered a personal detail, such as a gift in the form of a local treat, it can also contribute a great deal; supplements such as tea, coffee and sweets help almost half of travelers (45%) to feel welcome in the new environment. Photo: Booking.com Hosts in Croatia believe that the most important thing is to ensure the privacy of guests (79%) and ensure that guests are well fed (66%) and comfortable (66%).  The survey also found that some travelers are satisfied with a simple warm welcome, while others have ‘high expectations’ when it comes to what they expect from their host on the trip. For most global travelers, the main advantage is to feel ‘at home’, which is important for 66% of global passengers and for 70% of passengers from Croatia, while for 62% of global passengers the main advantage is the facilities in which the host is in the foreground. the opportunity to use the knowledge and information available to the host and decide to stay in a facility owned by someone who comes from the region in which it is located. The same goes for 48% of passengers from Croatia. Almost half (45%) of global travelers and more than half (59%) of Croatian travelers consider the knowledge and local information available to the host important for the overall budget because they hope for tips that will help them save, for example, by avoiding tourist traps . For some, the owner of the facility even gives a social note to the trip, with 44% of global travelers and almost as many travelers from Croatia (42%) want to increase the circle of acquaintances and would like the host to invite them to a party. More than half of global travelers (52%) and 40% of travelers from Croatia think that they need to see their host only once during their stay to feel welcome, and more than a third of global travelers (36%) and almost as many passengers from Croatia ( 33%) expect the host to contact them only during check-in and check-out. An even bigger challenge for the hosts is the fact that passengers also expect them to have a sixth sense and know how much personal touch is needed. 69% of them think that the hosts intuitively need to know the right amount of time to spend with their guests, and 73% of passengers from Croatia think the same. For four out of five global travelers (79%) and the same number of passengers from Croatia, this means respecting their need for personal space, which means that privacy is key. Never before have travelers had more choice when planning their trip. The hosts in the family accommodation must therefore make a great effort to make the guests decide on their facility, and not first look at what others have to offer.  A survey conducted by Booking.com among 21.500 passengers shows that almost two thirds (63%) of global travelers and almost as many passengers from Croatia (62%) believe that their stay was better thanks to the engagement of the host who did everything he could to allowed them to stay as good as possible. In addition, catering can be understood differently in different countries. If the results are viewed by nationality, travelers in India (84%), Colombia (80%) and Brazil (80%) consider it crucial that guests are well fed (compared to the global average of 69%), while Thais (74) %) and the Chinese (60%) consider it very important that guests have a good time (compared to the global average of 46%), and 79% of Italian hosts think that the most important thing is to include small gestures to create a welcoming atmosphere , such as a fire in a fireplace or candlelit room (compared to a global average of 68%).last_img read more

Chande and Myers reunited

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Amazon entrepreneur trades riverfront retreat for beach pad

first_img Cracking views over Main Beach from M3565.Earlier this month, Mr Hudson sold his beachfront Palm Beach apartment for $2.525 million. Beach views on offer from PACIFIC 602-2 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.And now he has his Sanctuary Cove riverfront retreat on the market with an asking price of $3.25 million. Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Walsh is handling the sale.He purchased 7394 Marine Drive East from celebrity real estate agent and TV host Andrew Winter and his wife Caroline last November for $3.05 million. The riverfront home has a peaceful outlook.“It’s just such a peaceful home,” Mr Hudson said. “It looks dead north over to the mangroves, which is just gorgeous.“I’m sitting out the back right now and it’s just got this very calming energy to it.” After four months soaking up the solitude at Sanctuary Cove, Mr Hudson said he was selling to be closer to the beach.“I’ve been living on the beach since I returned from the US in 2015 and have bought a place in Main Beach,” he said.“We’re just simplifying life a bit, it’s all been a bit nuts!” The resort-style pool adds ambience.MORE NEWS: Versace-inspired mansion for sale Pull up at the private pontoon after a day on the water.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe downtime is well-deserved for Mr Hudson who was running an animation company in Hollywood in 2001-2015 when he started selling products on Amazon as a side hustle in 2012. He now teaches more than 10,000 students around the world how to earn a reliable income on Amazon and has a strong online following.“I’m YouTube famous apparently,” Mr Hudson said, laughing. “I get stopped almost every time I go outside the house these days.” A life of leisure awaits at 7394 Marine Drive, Sanctuary Cove.Life has been a bit nuts of late for Amazon entrepreneur Adam Hudson.On top of a hectic work schedule, the online educator has had a busy couple of months getting his property portfolio in order.In January Mr Hudson secured a beachfront apartment inside Katie Page’s M3565 boutique apartment building at Main Beach. Gold Coast’s Top 3 relocation hot spots Property pro Andrew Winter left his mark on 7394 Marine Drive, Sanctuary Cove.The Winters, who purchased the then Tuscan-style abode in 2017, spent a year transforming it into a modern masterpiece full of high-end finishes and a colour palette that oozes effortless sophistication.The home, which is secluded on a 942sq m block inside the exclusive Sanctuary Cove Resort, has proven the perfect place for Mr Hudson to retreat and relax.last_img read more

Dutch may allow assisted suicide for those who feel they have ‘completed life’

first_imgThe Telegraph 12 October 2016Family First Comment: No slippery slope? In your dreams!The Dutch government intends to draft a law that would legalise assisted suicide for people who feel they have “completed life”, but are not necessarily terminally ill, it said on Wednesday.The Netherlands was the first country to legalise euthanasia, in 2002, but only for patients who were considered to be suffering unbearable pain with no hope of a cure.In a letter to parliament, the health and justice ministers said details remain to be worked out but that people who “have a well-considered opinion that their life is complete, must, under strict and careful criteria, be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for them”.The proposal is likely to provoke critics who say Dutch euthanasia practice has already expanded beyond the borders originally envisioned for it, with “unbearable suffering” not only applying to people with terminal diseases, but also to some with mental illnesses and dementia.The euthanasia policy has widespread backing in Dutch society, and cases have risen by double digits every year for more than a decade as more patients request it and more doctors are willing to carry it out. Euthanasia accounted for 5,516 deaths in the Netherlands in 2015, or 3.9 percent of all deaths nationwide.READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/12/dutch-may-allow-assisted-suicide-for-those-who-feel-they-have-co/last_img read more

Smalling heartbroken as beloved dog killed by mystery poisoner

first_imgEngland football star Chris Smalling was devastated tonight after his dog died in a suspected poisoning. The Manchester United defender, 30, fears beloved pet Miley ate rat poison left in the grounds of his home in Rome, where he is on loan. Chris Smalling is said to be ‘heartbroken’ over the suspected poisoning of beloved dog Miley Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals? Loading… Two other family dogs fell ill but pulled through. A source said of Chris and model wife Sam Cooke, 34: “They’re heartbroken.” The couple were tonight trying to work out who would kill their cherished pet. The England footballer and his Page 3 legend wife claim Miley was the victim of a mystery poisoner. They revealed that the cocker ­spaniel-Jack Russell cross was one of three family dogs that fell ill after roaming the grounds of their sprawling home in Rome. They are convinced all three ate rat poison which had been secretly spread on their land. The footballer and wife Sam Cooke have been trying to work out who killed their cherished pet ‘PART OF THE FAMILY’Their other dog, a Hungarian Vizsla called Ruben, and Sam’s mum’s labrador Summer were sick too but managed to pull through. The couple — who are living in the Italian capital while Manchester United defender Chris is playing on loan for Roma — were said to be “devastated” by the death. A source said: “They’re not just dogs, they’re part of the family. “Who knows why the rat poison was put down in that way. There’s no way they’d have let their dogs out if they were aware the substance was there.” In an online post Sam said: “When Miley collapsed the vet found a tumour and put the internal bleeding which led to her death down to that, but it turns out that wasn’t the problem. “A few days later Ruben and my mum’s dog got ill and, although dismissed by vets, we realised that they had all eaten rat poison that had carelessly been put in our garden uncovered without our knowledge. “Obviously Miley being older and smaller was affected the most. “Ruben and Summer are on medication and doing much better and will make a full recovery. It’s an awful situation but we are all coping well and trying to implement the many lessons this sad situation has presented us with. “Acceptance, forgiveness, faith and making the most of life knowing how quickly it can be taken to name a few.” She said she wrote the post to urge other dog owners to be more careful.‘IN MY HEART FOREVER’Sam added: “Big love to all our furry friends and especially Miley who will be in my heart forever.” Dad-of-one Chris was so besotted with Miley he would take her to fancy restaurants — where she would get her own seat — and even flew her out to join him during the Euro 2016 tournament in France. Cocker spaniel-Jack Russell cross Miley was one of three family dogs that fell ill The pampered dog was once pictured in first class on a train from London to Manchester — with a plate of chopped-up sausage in front of her. Posting that snap online, Sam declared: “One spoilt pooch! Have to give it to her though! She’s made me proud in London! Been a dream. “Loved the underground and the London bus! She had a blast on her London holiday.” Miley enjoyed regular grooming, having her coat curled in rollers and had also been pictured accompanying Chris to training and with the couple on holiday. She joined them in Rome after Smalling was loaned from Manchester United and was driven there in a camper-van. After moving into the home last October, Chris said: “I lived in a hotel for a month and we moved into a beautiful house last week. “It’s 700 years old, just outside Rome. It’s surrounded by greenery which is important with our dogs.” The couple’s Instagram accounts are littered with pictures of the pooches. ‘JUST SO LOVING’On December 31, they posted a family picture holding their little boy Leo flanked by the three dogs. Last August, they arranged a professional baby shoot for their son — with Miley alongside him. The couple are staunch vegans, committed to animal welfare. Last year Chris put the boot into dog owners who leave their pets in hot cars. The pair’s other dog, a Hungarian Vizsla named Ruben, was also sick but managed to pull through Read Also: Mourinho claims he knows Chelsea plans ahead of London derby In a video filmed by animal welfare campaigners PETA, he said: “In the time it takes to pop into the supermarket for a loaf of bread, your best friend could bake to death.” Last February caring Chris took time out of his busy training schedule to visit the Dogs Trust centre in Manchester to meet a puppy that had been named after him. On a previous visit he said: “I think that dogs are just so loving. “The fact that no matter what kind of day you’ve had, you can come home and they’re always so happy to see you. They’re always there no matter what.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

East Central Swimming State Swimmers

first_imgThe following members of the East Central Swim Team are competing in the Indiana Swimming Age Group Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium this weekend.Alexis deLong-100 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, and 100 Butterfly; Mackenzie Schantz-100 Butterfly; Kyler Daulton-50 Breaststroke; Alex Ketcham-100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, and 50 Freestyle; Jackson Ketcham-100 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, and 200 Freestyle; Ray Krider-50 Butterfly, Jacob Weber, 200 Butterfly, 400 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Butterfly, 200 Backstroke, and 200 Freestyle; Nicholas Weber-100 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke, and 50 Backstroke.Courtesy of East Central Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img