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Triathalon Club sparks interest

first_imgAlthough its founders encountered a few obstacles throughout the club approval process, the Notre Dame Triathlon Club had a good year, said junior Karl Kingery, co-president of the newly formed club.Kingery, an experienced triathlete, and junior Brian Sheridan, co-president of the club, came up with the idea of creating a group dedicated to training for triathlons last year.“Brian approached me with the idea because he knew I had done triathlons in the past,” Kingery said. “I thought it was a great idea, so we went through all the hoops with the Student Activities Office and got it working.”During the process of gaining approval for the club, Kingery and Sheridan enlisted junior Kyle Nickodem to fill the position of club secretary.After garnering a sizable amount of student interest at Activities Night in the fall, the club officers said they were enthusiastic about the club’s first year.“About 130 people signed up at Activities Night, and a lot of people showed up at the first meeting, too,” Kingery said. “I think some people were turned off to the club because we can’t actually compete for Notre Dame.”Kingery said he hopes the club can become a member of the Collegiate U.S. Association of Triathlons (CUSAT) within the next two  or three years, which would allow club members to officially compete as a team in triathlons.“RecSports requires that clubs be at tier three to compete against other schools,” Kingery said. “Since we’re not at tier three yet, we have to wait a few years before we can compete.”Despite its current non-competitive status, the Triathlon club holds four one-hour practices a week, with each practice focusing on a different triathlon event. Each club officer also unofficially leads a different aspect of practice based on their athletic specialties.“I lead the swim practices because I swam here freshman year,” Kingery said. “Brian and Kyle are big runners, so they lead those practices.”Kingery also said the current treasurer, freshman Tyler Saucedo, specializes in virtually everything involved in the club’s practices.Kingery said the club has attracted students from vastly different skill levels, from students who have never done a triathlon to people who have completed Ironman equivalent competitions.Saucedo said he agreed, and said anyone who is interested in triathlons to find out more about the club.“If people are trying to get in shape for summer triathlons, join the club,” Saucedo said. “If you haven’t done one or are just interested, come to practices, too.”In addition to functioning as a triathlon-training group, the club members participate in the biathlon held each fall on campus and hope to host a biathlon on campus next spring, providing SAO approves the club’s budget, said Kingery. The club is currently selling shirts for $15 as a fundraiser for the group.Kingery said he hopes to find a triathlon for students to compete in individually sometime in April.“Our main goal is competing, even if it is hard to find triathlons happening now,” Kingery said. “But I have high hopes for next year.”last_img read more

Ariana Grande Joins NBC’s Hairspray Live!

first_img View Comments most of you know that i’m really just a musical theater geek…. like a really big one… so…. my heart is very full re: this announcement— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 7, 2016 Ariana Grande(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway. At 9, I was (and still am) in LOVE w @KerryButlerNyc. hope to make u proud— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 7, 2016center_img I AM NOWWW A CHECKERBOARD CHICK #HairsprayLive #Penny— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 7, 2016 Mama, this dangerous woman is a big girl now! Ariana Grande has joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live!. The pop superstar and Broadway alum will take on the role of Penny Pingleton for the December 7 broadcast, joining a roster that includes the previously reported Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson and newcomer Maddie Baillio.Grande, who appeared on Broadway back in 2008 in Jason Robert Brown’s 13, earned Grammy nominations last year for her pop album My Everything and “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. Sticking to her musical theater roots, she reunited with Brown in April for a lounge arrangement of her single “Dangerous Woman” at the MTV Movie Awards. She’s appeared on screen previously in Scream Queens, Victorious and Saturday Night Live (on which she played a particularly sassy Maria in a Sound of Music sendup).Rounding out the previously reported lineup are Derek Hough and Martin Short. Additional casting, including the role of Penny’s beau Seaweed, will be announced later. In the meantime, check out Grande’s adorable excitement about the news below!last_img read more

Top 10 Perennials.

first_imgWill any perennials actually grow and flower if you can’t water them in summer’s ghastly heat?Yes.But they must be planted in fall, not spring.Spring-planted perennials will need watering. They don’t have enough roots to collect enough water to withstand droughts. The fall-planted perennials on my top-10 list can handle the drought.Top 10 Drought-bustersTo keep this short and sweet, here are the top 10 plants you can buy with complete confidence. You may plant them this spring if and only if you promise to water them the entire summer. Next year they will fend for themselves without much care.1. Salvia guaranitica. Tough and durable, it blooms from May to November and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. It grows a thick storage root and persists even with tilling. It prefers full sun. Trimming in midsummer, after the first flowers are spent, yields a glorious fall display. It will wilt in summer heat when dry but returns with a vengeance when it rains.2. Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy.’ When most sedums go dormant, this one grows into well-behaved mounds of blue-green foliage and large clusters of pink flowers with zero watering all summer. Few pests and almost no diseases affect it. Plants can be divided every four years or so in early spring.3. Clematis paniculata. Deer hate it. Drought can’t kill it. This aggressive vine spreads 10-12 feet in a season, blooms in late August and is incredibly easy to establish. A pleasant green vine, its late-summer flowers hide the vine. Cut to a foot high, it will spring back each year as if nothing happened.4. Belamcanda chinensis. The blackberry lily does well at the edges of Georgia woods without watering. It prefers highly organic soils and full sun. It’s drought-tolerant, tough and reseeds well. Planted in dense groups, it’s beautiful by midsummer. With care, it has few pests. Deer ignore it, but butterflies love the flowers.5. Kniphofia uvaria (Tritoma). Drought can’t kill this late spring-blooming plant once it’s established. Deer leave it alone, too. Properly named Red Hot Poker, it’s showy and tough as nails, but has to be established in the fall. Buy grown plants in bloom, known divisions or tissue-cultured plants (seedling color and flower shape can vary dramatically).6. Delosperma cooperii. The hardy ice plant is an asset on poor soils, dry sites and slopes, requiring only a few inches of soil. It blooms early in spring and then sporadically all summer. Fertilize in June and August, and don’t worry when frost kills it back. The tiny, gray, stem-end leaves will burst forth in spring.7. Helianthus angustifolius. The swamp sunflower is huge, with flower stalks 8 feet tall. But it will stay small (4 to 5 feet) when neglected, surviving the worst drought and hottest summer you can imagine in Georgia. The flowers are spectacular in August and September, and the plant has few pests or diseases.8. Ruellia brittoniana. The Mexican petunia is atall, late-blooming, long-lived and spreading perennial. Divide it every five years and enjoy the purple or pink flowers in August and September. Almost pest-free, it has few diseases. It will wilt in the worst drought, but comes back every time it rains.9. Narcissus hybrids. Gardeners seem to resist including bulbs in discussions of perennials, but indeed they are fantastically adapted perennials. They disappear when things get hot and then return to bloom in spring. Choose from hundreds of cultivars. No matter how bad the drought, daffodils survive.10. Lantana camara ‘Miss Huff.’ This is the only truly hardy perennial lantana. It tolerates heat, drought and cold, wet soils. Miss Huff grows into a 6- to 8-foot mound in good soil, with thousands of swallowtail-attracting flower clusters all summer. Planting on 36-to 48-inch centers is essential. Salvia guaranitica Photo: CAES Horticulturelast_img read more

2 more credit unions go after Equifax

first_img continue reading » Two more credit unions are suing Equifax for damages related to the credit-reporting agency’s recent data breach, court records show.Colorado Springs, Colorado-based Aventa Credit Union and New Castle, Pennsylvania-based First Choice Federal Credit Union, along with the New Orleans-based Bank of Louisiana, filed the class-action complaint against Equifax in U.S. District Court on September 22. Similar to a separate class-action suit filed by Summit Credit Union on September 11, the three financial institutions allege that Equifax failed to secure its website, ignored warnings from security experts and took too long to disclose the breach.Aventa Credit Union has $175 million in assets and about 23,700 members. First Choice FCU has $44 million in assets and 6,700 members. The financial institutions claimed they will incur “significant damages” related to card reissue, fraud and fraud prevention. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PREMIUMDeregulation puts sustainable timber trade at risk

first_imgLinkedin Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : A recent regulation by the Trade Ministry relaxing export requirements for timber products has drawn criticism from environmental groups, which said it would restimulate illegal logging and in turn damage the environment.Issued in late February, the Trade Ministry’s regulation on exports of forestry products scrapped the requirement for Indonesian timber companies to secure V-legal documents that certify the wood comes from legal sources before exporting their products.V-legal licensing had represented an important tool of the timber legality verification system (SVLK) managed by the Environment and Forestry Ministry, which has helped improve Indonesia’s reputation in the global sustainable timber trade.Indonesian Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) activist Muhamad Kosar said the scrapping of the V-legal license was a setback for forest protection since it w… Google #Forests forest deregulation #deregulation timber Timber-Legality-Assurance-System-SVLK SVLK #export exports Facebook Log in with your social accountlast_img read more

Breaking: Ronaldinho released from Paraguay prison

first_imgRonaldinho has been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest following his fake passport scandal. Ronaldinho The Brazil legend, 40, was thrown behind bars for allegedly trying to enter the South American nation with forged documentation. But he has now been allowed to leave prison on the condition he stays within the boundaries of the hotel he will be forced to stay in. Ronaldinho will be placed under house arrest at the Hotel Palmaroga, in Paraguayan capital city, Asuncion. The former Barcelona star, along with his brother, was released from prison after just 32 days of what was meant to be a six-month sentence. Reports claim the pair were only released after paying a £1.3million bond. They had met with Judge Gustavo Amarillo earlier on Tuesday for a sentencing review hearing.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces? It was there Ronaldinho and his brother were informed of their house arrest. On March 6, the pair were held in Paraguay on suspicion of entering the country with a false passport. Both he and his 49-year-old sibling Roberto deny entering the country with doctored documents. Notorious party-boy Ronaldinho spent his 40th birthday behind bars, although he did get to celebrate with a huge BBQ. Unsurprisingly, the Samba star continues to play football alongside fellow prisoners and officers – and has even dabbled in carpentry. read also:Xavi: Ronaldinho among Barcelona greats Ronaldinho even showed off a new bearded look on the day of his release as he recorded a short video for his prison team-mate’s family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Bovine Tuberculosis update offered by state officials

first_imgLaurel, In. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) will hold a public meeting to update area landowners, cattle farmers, hunters, and any other interested parties about the status of local bovine tuberculosis (bTB) management. The meeting will be held at the Laurel Public Library on January 15 at 6 p.m.Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease that affects primarily cattle, but can be transmitted to any mammal. The disease can result in significant negative economic impact.DNR staff will present future plans for continued bTB eradication efforts. BOAH staff will provide an update on the current status of bTB management in cattle in the area.Landowners, hunters and cattle farmers are recommended to attend.last_img

FA Cup: Wolves, Man U settle for third round draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will have to do it all again in the FA Cup after the Premier League pair played out a goalless draw at Molineux. There were changes aplenty following a hectic festive period for both clubs and neither could get a foothold in a fairly drab first-half. Sergio Romero produced one fine save to deny Matt Doherty but that was the only event of note. The second period saw chances for both sides, with Juan Mata first seeing a free-kick fly just inches wide before second-half substitute Marcus Rashford hitting the bar with a deflected effort. Doherty had a goal disallowed for handball, while Raúl Jiménez hit the post as the game drew to a conclusion. The replay will suit neither manager, as both are already having to juggle their squads due to Europa League commitments and United are in League Cup action on Tuesday, but neither side can feel unlucky not to win following what wasn’t a great advertisement for the competition.Tags: FA CupJuan MataManchester UnitedMatt DohertyRaul JimenezWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

Struggling Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger backed by Germany boss

first_img United manager Louis van Gaal suggested Schweinsteiger under-performed during his side’s Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg on Tuesday evening, and that is why he was substituted. “I have changed him and I don’t change players for nothing, (it’s because) I think I can do better with other players, but we are all human beings and also Bastian Schweinsteiger is a human being,” Van Gaal said after the game. Joachim Low has backed Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger by promising his role as Germany captain is safe. “He wants to play at the highest level and certainly in Germany to show his qualities, but I cannot say that he was the Schweinsteiger from my period in Munich today.” Germany head coach Low has no doubts about Schweinsteiger, and insists he will continue to pick him, while trusting him to step up his performances at club level. “We at the German Football Association know what we are getting with Bastian,” Low told the Bild newspaper. “He’s still a world-class player and undisputedly our captain.” According to Low, the 31-year-old former Bayern Munich midfielder still needs time to get used to a different style of play, and a different league having spent all of his career up until the summer in the Bundesliga. “You’ve got to give even an experienced player like him time to adapt to a new league,” Low said. “I am sure that Manchester United are still going to get a lot of joy out of Schweinsteiger.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

WLAX : Syracuse enters NCAA tournament as No. 4 seed, will host Dartmouth in 1st round

first_img Published on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite a 16-3 record, a Big East regular season championship and being ranked No. 2 in the nation for much of the season, Syracuse earned just the No. 4 seed in the 2012 NCAA tournament with an at-large bid.Florida, Northwestern and Maryland are the tournament’s one, two and three seeds, respectively. The Orange beat both the Gators and Terrapins on the road during a 15-game winning streak this season and lost to the Wildcats in the third game of the regular season.SU will open the tournament Sunday at 4 p.m. with a rematch against Dartmouth in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse blew out the Big Green 22-4 on April 9 in the Dome behind four goals from attack Alyssa Murray, and fellow attack Michelle Tumolo finished with a career-high eight points.The Orange appeared to be on track for a top-two seed heading into the Big East tournament, but a 13-7 loss to Loyola (Md.) on Saturday coupled with a 14-7 victory by Florida over Northwestern caused SU to fall to the No. 4 seed.Maryland captured the ACC championship with a 14-10 victory over North Carolina in Durham, N.C on April 23 before beating Georgetown 19-10 on April 25 in College Park, Md. to help the Terrapins leapfrog Syracuse for the No. 3 seed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShould the Orange defeat Dartmouth, SU would host the winner of the game between No. 5 seed North Carolina and Navy the following weekend.One more victory after that would send Syracuse to the Final Four for the second time in three years after missing the NCAA tournament last [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more