ND participates in alcohol awareness week

first_imgThe Office of Alcohol and Drug Education will celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) on campus, health counselor Bridget Hoffmann said. Hoffmann said the office will sponsor a poster campaign and a tailgate with mocktails, games and snacks on South Quad on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.   “Really, we’re promoting the fact that you can go to tailgates and not have to drink, or that you can have other things at tailgates and still have fun,” Hoffmann said. “We’re giving students options.” Hoffmann said the week does not necessarily focus on telling students not to drink at all, but rather to make smart decisions if and when they do choose to drink. “What this week is promoting [is] making those smart choices, whether it’s drinking but not drinking to get drunk, or drinking to be social,” she said. Because Halloween falls during NCAAW, the office is encourages students to be mindful of their alcohol consumption and safety, Hoffmann said. “We’re giving students the idea that if they are going out to a costume party or a hall party, they are considering things like having just one drink, or making sure everyone gets back safely,” she said.      Hoffmann said it is important for colleges to learn how to distinguish themselves from campus drinking culture. “In regards to Notre Dame, we have a culture that’s really surrounded by sports,” she said. “So with our mock tailgate, we’re giving students the opportunity to think that, come football Saturdays, when they may go to a family’s or friend’s tailgate, maybe they can step back and not have as much or not have any at all.” Hoffmann said NCAAW is part of a national campaign by the BACCHUS Network, an organization that promotes students’ health and safety on campuses. “They want to get students to use the [hashtag] ‘#makeSMARTchoices,’ so we’re really trying to get that out around campus,” she said. “It’s just about making students aware of the fact that you can still go out to be parties, but be smart about decisions that you are making when you are going out.” According to the BACCHUS Network, the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness week began in 2008. “NCAAW has grown to become the largest single event in alcohol prevention at colleges and universities because students take ownership in designing and implementing this observance for their campus communities,” the BACCHUS Network’s 2012 press release for the event stated. “This week gives campuses the opportunity to showcase healthy lifestyles free from the abuse or illegal use of alcohol, and to combat the negative and inaccurate stereotypes of college drinking behavior.” Contact Catherine Owers at cowers@nd.edulast_img read more

No green acorns

first_imgSquirrels, birds and small wildlife are known to dine on acorns. Cows, on the other hand, can eat a few acorns, but too many green ones can cause deadly acorn—or “Quercus”—poisoning.The word “quercus” comes from the scientific, or botanical, name for oak. Quercus poisoning occurs when cattle consume too many oak buds or acorns. Most animals are susceptible, but cattle and sheep are most often affected by this malady. Armyworms didn’t leave muchIn pastures where grass is short, cattle producers should be acutely aware of the potential for Quercus poisoning. Even though Georgia has received ample rain recently, armyworms mowed down the grass in many pastures. When the forage supply is limited, as is the case with grass due to the armyworms, cows may be tempted to eat green acorns. A little forethought could prevent a tragedy later. When cows consume large quantities of young oak leaves in the spring or green acorns in the fall, clinical signs appear several days later. These signs include lack of appetite, depression, emaciation, serious nasal discharge and constipation followed by diarrhea, ranging from mucoid to hemorrhagic. The toxins can cause kidney damage that could lead to serious future health problems. Kidney damage caused by Quercus poisoning is irreversible. Since kidney damage is not easily noticeable, cattlemen should take preventative measures, including fencing cattle out of areas where they have been observed eating acorns. In fact, cost of fencing or lack of other grazing areas may force producers to risk exposure to Quercus poisoning.Take preventative measuresCalcium hydroxide comprising 10 percent of the ration may be used as a preventive measure if exposure to acorns cannot be avoided. This may be a feasible alternative for dairymen who have cattle on a controlled diet, but is impossible for beef cattle producers who have no control over their animals’ diets in a pasture situation.Calves and yearlings seem to be affected more often than mature cattle, as the effect is most likely a function of body size. An adult cow would have to consume more acorns or leaves than a younger, smaller animal to receive the same level of toxicity.Producers should make sure forage is available. If there is not adequate grazing, provide hay. Cattle who don’t have adequate forage or hay will be tempted to eat the acorns, especially after the frost kills the grass. Don’t eat the green ones!Green acorns and leaves are the most toxic. As acorns cure after falling, they will become less toxic as a function of time, requiring animals to eat more to get the same level of toxicity. Cured acorns should also be less desirable to animals than green ones. This problem will diminish with time, but it’s not going to go away overnight. Depending on which other foods are available, it could take as long as two months for the danger to pass.For more information about caring for cattle, contact your local University of Georgia Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or extension.uga.edu. Or visit the UGA Animal and Dairy Extension website.last_img read more

Set Sail with Georgia 4-H

first_imgCooking classes, scavenger hunts and science experiments are all popular summer camp activities that Georgia 4-H youth will still be able to do this year — just at a bit of a distance.After much thought and concern for the health and safety of 4-H staff, volunteers and youth participants, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia 4-H made the difficult decision to cancel residential camps for the 2020 summer season. In a typical year, more than 9,000 youth would have participated in these programs and will now be looking for other activities this summer.As an alternative to residential camps, Georgia 4-H has created a virtual summer series called “Set Sail with Georgia 4-H” to provide youth with entertaining and educational lessons and adventures.The activities cover a variety of topics including agriculture, STEM, leadership and healthy living. These virtual programs are offered in a variety of formats, such as livestreaming sessions, video series, solo activities and more. The series is updated weekly with new programs and will continue until school resumes in August.“Some of my favorite 4-H experiences as a kid include the incredible summer day trips and workshops offered by my local 4-H program,” said Jason Estep, Extension 4-H Specialist. “Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, our 4-H professionals have continued to create and offer innovative programs that are every bit as engaging and unforgettable as the ones I experienced as a kid — they’ve just been moved to a virtual format. We are proud to showcase and open some of these virtual programs to a statewide audience.”The series is a cruise-themed collection of statewide activities for youth of all ages. Participants can select a track, or “cruise,” based on grade level. The U.S.S. Cloverbud Cruise is designed for youth in kindergarten through grade three. These activities, or “excursions,” are interactive and entertaining. The Cloverleaf Connections Cruise, for youth in fourth through sixth grades, includes fun and hands-on excursions. The Junior Jamboree Cruise includes a variety of experiences for youth in grades seven and eight. Youth in grades nine through 12 will enjoy the Senior Summer Spectacular Cruise, filled with exciting, practical and even tasty excursions.“Georgia 4-H teaches youth to adapt to change and find opportunity in challenges,” Estep said. “While the pandemic has restricted our ability to interact in person with the youth we serve, virtual programming allows us to maintain the youth-adult partnerships that are vital to positive youth development. It’s also helping us reach some entirely new audiences.”Registration free and open to the public for the programs. To start cruising through summer, visit georgia4h.org/setsail.Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org.last_img read more

The BRO Guide To FloydFest’s Outdoor Side

first_imgLocated near to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick County, Virginia, FloydFest has become a constant on the calendars of outdoor lovers and festival-goers from across the region.Every year, FloydFest features a mind-blowing lineup of musicians in one of the most picture-perfect Blue Ridge Mountain settings. Musical amazingness aside, FloydFest takes full advantage of its surroundings and beautiful property, offering a wide range of outdoor activities to attendees. As an outdoors magazine, that is music to our ears (pun intended).When you need a break from the stage, the festival offers hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, slacklining, running, yoga, and even an 18-hole disc golf course. It’s the perfect festival for the outdoor recreation and music lover. With so much to do, see, and hear, it’s a good thing you have 5 days to soak it all in.Start At The Outdoor Adventure TentLocated in the main field, the Outdoor Adventure Tent is your hub for everything outdoors at FloydFest. From guided hikes and bike rides to free adventures and giveaways, start here before you go outside and play. The tent also features various outdoor brands and retailers offering sales and interactive demos with gear.FloydFest 5k Run / Photo: Roger GuptaHike, Bike, And Run The Moonstomper TrailThis hippy highway meanders through the forest on the outskirts of the property. Here you’ll find hikers, bikers, ENO Hammock hangers, and everything in between. The Moonstomper connects the village, various campsites, stages, and greenways together. Your favorite disc golf company, Innova, sponsors the 18-hole course along the trail as well. Check out the festival’s site map to plan your route.The Moonstomper will play host to the Back Country Ski & Sport 5k Trail Running Race. This is a free event to enter and features prizes for the top runners in each category. The race is at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29 with a runners meeting 15 minutes before. Participants can sign up any time at the Outdoor Adventure Tent.Look for this van at FloydFestHike With The Get Out More TourThe Backpacker Get Out More Tour is offering several hikes near FloydFest this year. Hikers can take on three different hikes that range from 1-11 miles and vary in difficulty. All of the hikes start at Rocky Knob Picnic Area. New for this year is a sunrise hike at Buffalo Mountain on Friday morning. A short but steep 11.5-mile hike that offers incredible views at 3,971 feet in elevation. On a clear day, you can easily see Pilot Mountain in North Carolina. Don’t forget to bring your headlamp.Belcher Mountain Beatdown / Photo: Paul SullivanThe Merry Moonstompers’ Famous Belcher Mountain BeatdownA guided mountain bike ride, the Belcher Mountain Beatdown takes you along a 19-mile route with 1600′ of climbing and 3400′ of descending. Wait, how am I descending so much with so little climbing? At the end of your ride, there will be a catered lunch and shuttle waiting to bring you back to the festival. I think we can all appreciate a lengthy descent without a ton of suffering beforehand. This ride is on Saturday only and starts at 9:30 a.m. It is limited to 20 riders, so get to the Outdoor Adventure Tent asap if you want to sign up. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your helmet!Photo: On The WaterFloat or Paddle Down The Little RiverFloydFest has teamed up with On The Water, providing daily float trips down the Little River in Floyd County. You can choose from a tube, kayak, or canoe to drift down an undeveloped stretch with small whitewater. The float trips are suitable for all ages and last about 2.5 to 3 hours. Your tickets include a fully catered lunch and are purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis.Photo: Roger GuptaAnd Of Course, Check Out Some Bands!While FloydFest may well be one of the more progressive festivals when it comes to outdoor recreation, the music is what it’s all about! Featuring eight different stages across the property, there are over 80 bands playing throughout the weekend. Mainstream acts include the likes of Foster The People, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Langhorne Slim, Tyler Childers, Gov’t Mule, and Keller Williams to name a few.Oh, did we mention that we will be there? Be sure to swing by the Blue Ridge Outdoors tent, grab the latest issue of the mag, and enter to win some free swag!Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

Two ways to make financial planning smart, not scary

first_imgDo you think people are more likely to spend five hours deciding on a car, planning a vacation or working on their retirement investments?A 2014 Charles Schwab survey of 1,000 retirement savers shows what you’ve probably already guessed: More than half said they spent over five hours on their last car decision, and 39 percent said they’d spent that much time planning their last vacation. But only 11 percent reported spending that much time on investing for their retirement savings.We get it. Deciding which car to buy or beach or ski hill to visit is fun and easy for most people. But, figuring out how to turn retirement assets into an income stream for the future?  That can be pretty intimidating for many.The good news is: As financial advisors, we’re here to help turn these experiences from scary to smart for the people and families we serve. To achieve this, we recommend two key tactics that can ease clients’ minds, stress levels and willingness to recommend to friends and family. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Long Island Nor’easter May Bring 5 Inches of Snow

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A nor’easter is forecast to blanket Long Island in two to five inches of snow, a mix of sleet, freezing rain and ice this weekend, with accumulations depending upon the storm’s path.The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the New York metro area including most of LI, except for the East End.“This will be a fast moving system,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a statement. “There is still some uncertainty with the precipitation type and amounts due to the storm track and intensity.”The storm, which is expected to impact much of the Northeast on its way up from the South, is predicted to start as heavy snow, switch to a wintry mix and then taper off as snow again, forecasters said.Visibility will be a half mile or less at times and roads will be slippery, making travel potentially dangerous. The storm may cause tree limbs to fall on utility wires, possibly causing power outages.Temperatures will be in the high 20s early Saturday morning and will reach a high in the low 30s in the afternoon, meaning the snow should stick.Once the storm passes, sunny skies with temps in the high 30s are forecast for Sunday before a 50-percent chance of snow returns Monday.last_img read more

Charlie Nicholas backs Arsenal’s transfer move for Gabriel and tips four centre-backs to be sold this summer

first_imgCharlie Nicholas backs Arsenal’s transfer move for Gabriel and tips four centre-backs to be sold this summer Nicholas thinks Holding may be sold this summer (Picture: Getty Images)‘I don’t think it’s overly difficult for me to say who should go,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports News.‘Gabriel must come in – would he be a good signing? Yes.‘We let Saliba stay at Saint-Etienne last season which was a ridiculous decision. People said, ‘He’ll be naive and he’ll struggle in the English Premier League’ and you go, ‘Are these guys already here not struggling in the Premier League? They’re not doing it’. But they made that decision.‘So, we welcome Saliba and if we can get Gabriel I think suddenly we’ve got a bit of pace and a bit of power there.‘Luiz was signed on a one-year contract as a squad player and maybe to play in a back three occasionally.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‘But Mustafi will be sold. He’s injured just now but he will be sold, he has to go. Sokratis I think will say, ‘At my stage, I have to go’.‘Rob Holding, nothing against him, I don’t think Arsenal’s helped him. It was the wrong move at the wrong time for the lad. I think if the right offer comes in, he’ll go.‘And obviously Calum Chambers, who has been in and out of the club unbelievable amounts of times, will have to go for his own sake, rather than his long-term future at Arsenal – it doesn’t exist.‘So they’ll be four out, you get the money in, you replace it.’MORE: Arsenal target Gabriel asking questions about Premier League, says Lille team-mate Jose FonteMORE: Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker warns Thiago Alcantara off Liverpool moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 5:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShares Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a move for Gabriel (Picture: Getty Images)Charlie Nicholas says Arsenal transfer target Gabriel Magalhaes will bring ‘pace’ and ‘power’ to the Gunners defence, but backs as many as four centre-backs to be offloaded this summer.Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal in principle with Lille for the defender and he is set to make a decision on his next move imminently, with Napoli also vying for the Brazilian’s signature.£27 million signing William Saliba – who was immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne for last season – has now linked up with the squad, meaning the Gunners will have eight senior centre-backs on their books if Gabriel signs.Mikel Arteta has already moved to strengthen his attacking options with the addition of Willian on a free transfer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGiven the north London side conceded 48 Premier League goals last season, defence is an area that needs improvement.Arsenal legend Nicholas believes Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers and Sokratis will all be let go in Arteta’s summer overhaul.last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf brinda una guía para empresas dado que algunos condados pasan a la fase amarilla el 8 de mayo

first_img Press Release,  Public Health Con el fin de continuar limitando la propagación de la COVID-19, el Gobernador Tom Wolf proporcionó hoy una guía que detalla los procedimientos que las empresas deben seguir para realizar operaciones en persona en los condados designados para pasar a la fase amarilla de reapertura el 8 de mayo. Todas las empresas, incluidas las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, autorizadas a realizar operaciones en persona quedan sujetas a esta guía. Esta guía se basa en las órdenes de seguridad en edificios y seguridad empresarial bajo las que han estado funcionando todas las empresas de soporte vital durante la fase roja.“Las empresas en los 24 condados que pueden reabrir a partir del 8 de mayo deben tomar precauciones para proteger a sus empleados, las familias de sus empleados y sus comunidades”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Ante todo, las empresas que han estado funcionando mediante el teletrabajo deben continuar de ese modo para evitar la propagación de la COVID-19 hasta que las órdenes de quedarse en casa y cierre de empresas se levanten por completo cuando entremos en la fase “verde”.“Todas las empresas, pero especialmente aquellas que se cerraron por completo durante la fase roja bajo las órdenes de cierre de empresas, deben revisar cuidadosamente esta guía y comprometerse a garantizar la salud y la seguridad de sus empleados y sus comunidades”.Según la fase amarilla de reapertura, las empresas de soporte vital que no pueden realizar todas o parte de sus operaciones mediante el teletrabajo continuarán funcionando en persona. Muchas empresas que no son de soporte vital podrán retomar las operaciones en persona mediante la flexibilización de algunas restricciones en virtud de las órdenes de quedarse en casa y de cierre de empresas.En los condados que han sido designados para entrar en la fase amarilla, todas las empresas, excepto aquellas categorías que específicamente se ha indicado que permanezcan cerradas en el Plan de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador, pueden realizar operaciones en persona, siempre que cumplan estrictamente con los requisitos de la guía.La guía incluye información específica sobre la limpieza y la desinfección de locales, limita el número de empleados en las áreas comunes y de clientes en los locales, ordena la entrega de máscaras y suministros de desinfección para empleados, la instalación de escudos u otras barreras en las áreas de pago para separar físicamente a los cajeros y clientes, y la creación de un plan en caso de que una empresa esté expuesta a un caso probable o confirmado de COVID-19, entre otras disposiciones.La guía completa se puede encontrar aquí.Las empresas que quieran saber si esta guía les corresponde pueden comunicarse con el Departamento de Salud al 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).Ver esta página en inglés. May 04, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img El Gobernador Wolf brinda una guía para empresas dado que algunos condados pasan a la fase amarilla el 8 de mayolast_img read more

C-Kore completes Western Australia operations

first_imgC-Kore Systems has completed deployment of its Cable Monitor and Subsea TDR units for an operator in Western Australia. The C-Kore units identified and localised anomalies in the subsea infrastructure saving time and money on the subsea campaign while ensuring the operator gained accurate information to inform the field’s maintenance program. Greg Smith, general manager of C-Kore added, “It is great to be able to work so closely with this operator. Their repeated business is testimony to the strong working relationships we build up with our customers and the time and money our technology saves. We were delighted that we could successfully perform measurements on this campaign that had been unsuccessful with conventional testing equipment. With the difficulties of getting people offshore due to COVID-19, it is an added benefit that our equipment can be used without any extra offshore personnel.”center_img A subsea engineer for the operator said, “We were very pleased with C-Kore’s excellent service and the quick and accurate data their Cable Monitor and Subsea TDR gave. The results achieved could not be obtained using conventional test equipment. With our most recent mobilisation during the COVID-19 crisis, it was a relief we didn’t need to send any personnel offshore with the equipment.”last_img read more

Everton future looking bleak for Alex Iwobi

first_img Loading… Marco Silva, the manager who recruited him, was already in the dying throes of his miserable tenure, and Iwobi found himself added to a disjointed team who already appeared to be losing faith in their head coach. The midfield, unbalanced since the exit of Idrissa Gueye, lacked control, destabilising the whole side, and the horrific November injury to Andre Gomes was yet another blow to an already troubled area of the side. The arrivals of Allan and Doucoure threaten to solve a problem area, which could have meant an upturn in fortunes for Iwobi, so often feeding off scraps last season, but the arrival of James from Real Madrid—and accompanying shift information—threatens to reduce him to irrelevance. Everton’s own malaise exacerbated some of the issues Iwobi had already endured at Arsenal, where he had sometimes struggled to find his place in the team under Unai Emery. No one could question his fitness, work rate, or movement, but what exactly had Iwobi been signed to contribute? He doesn’t have the pace of a winger, doesn’t have the creativity of a No. 10…what exactly was his purpose? “Iwobi doesn’t do it for me,” former England and Spurs striker Darren Bent told Football Insider. “His end product’s not good enough, he doesn’t score enough goals, doesn’t create enough goals so he’s not really doing anything.” Damning words, but few Everton fans would disagree at this stage. While it’s easy to say he needs a fresh start—a move to Crystal Palace has been mooted—would a switch to playing alongside ‘lesser’ players expose Iwobi’s own limitations, which were perhaps masked at the Emirates Stadium. The likes of Bolasie, Besic, Sandro and Cenk Tosun; and even Bernard, Sigurdsson, Kean and Fabian Delph face uncertain futures under Ancelotti. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 These are exciting new times at Everton, but not, it appears, for 2019 signing Alex Iwobi, who is increasingly looking bound for the exit doors at Goodison Park. Carlo Ancelotti invested in James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure during the summer, a raft of new arrivals who underpinned the Toffees’ successful start to the Premier League on Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur were defeated 1-0 on Sunday. Everton were outstanding in North London, and followed that up by cruising past Salford City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening. Ancelotti gave his second-string a run-out, with only Michael Keane retained from the Spurs victory, giving hope to the likes of Theo Walcott and Moise Kean—both omitted from the starting XI against Tottenham—that they remain in his plans. Iwobi, however, despite appearing to be fit and available, didn’t make the matchday squad for a second consecutive game. It wasn’t that he failed to make the team, but he failed to make the coach’s 18 on the day. Here is a player who increasingly appears to be surplus to requirements under Ancelotti. It’s a remarkable fall from grace for a player who cost the club £34 million just last summer, but he’s now in danger of finding himself among the Merseysiders’ other outcasts, alongside the likes of Yannick Bolasie, Muhamed Besic and Sandro Ramirez. After not being linked with a move away from the club for the majority of the brief offseason, the rumours have begun to fly around that Iwobi is destined for an imminent exit from Finch Farm. According to the Daily Mirror, he’s one of several fringe players who could be offloaded by Director of Football Marcel Brands as he looks to balance the books. There has been plenty of poor transfer decisions over the last few years at the club, and in the context of some of their other flops—Davy Klaassen, anyone?—the the arrival of Iwobi hasn’t (yet) been an emphatic failure. Admittedly, he struggled to make his mark last season, registering a risible return of one goal and zero assists, but there were caveats, not least a season of transition and turmoil at Goodison Park.center_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?last_img read more