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Conference discusses diversity

first_imgThe Mendoza College of Business kicks off its fifth-annual diversity conference this weekend in hopes of exploring diversity found in the workplace. Graduate student Jay Xie, co-chair of the conference, said the event is geared toward building awareness of diversity both on campus and in the business world. “We want to look at what diversity means in the global environment,” Xie said. “With the information and technology we have, the market is moving at a quick rate and organizations have to make decisions quickly. We want to see how diversity plays a part in these decisions.” Several companies will participate this weekend, including Ernst & Young, Coca-Cola, Bank of America and Deloitte. “Diversity is a really important issue for the participating companies,” Xie said. “A lot of these companies want to talk about the success and challenges they face by working with a diverse employee base.” Xie said the conference would allow these companies to strengthen their connection with Notre Dame students. “They are coming here to hopefully establish a deeper relationship with us,” he said. “A lot of these companies are actively recruiting or considering recruiting on campus.” Based on the success of the conference in its previous four years, Xie said he hopes it continues to generate dialogue among professionals, faculty and students. “We want a wide array of people to be able to share their experiences,” he said. “But I think the ones that will get the most out of it will be students.” Xie said the conference would help Notre Dame students understand the benefits of employees and co-workers from a multitude of backgrounds. “I think students would take away from this conference a greater appreciation for what diversity offers in the workplace,” he said. Although the diversity conference is hosted by the College of Business, Xie said the event is designed for students of all majors. “The undergraduate population can get the most from this conference,” he said. “I think when these conferences pop up, they are really good opportunities for all students to learn from the experts, build up their network and find opportunities.” The conference will commence Friday at 1 p.m. in the Mendoza College of Business and a closing address will be held Saturday at 3:15 in the Jordan Auditorium of the College.last_img read more

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Anika Larsen on Her Life-Saving Surgery and the BeautifuI Show That Made Her Love Acting Again

first_imgAbout the author: When Broadway.com asked Anika Larsen to write an essay about her experience playing songwriter Cynthia Weil in the new Carole King bio musical Beautiful, we expected a lighthearted piece from one of NYC’s most winning musical comedy performers. After all, as Larsen cheekily notes on her personal website, she’s the only actress who can boast of having appeared in the original casts of both Xanadu and Zanna, Don’t! What we got, however, was a lot better: Larsen’s honest and very personal story of landing her current role at a pivotal moment, and the medical crisis that almost took the opportunity away. Read on, then get tickets to see Anika Larsen where she belongs, at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where Beautiful opens on January 12. Now, in our home at the Sondheim Theatre, I feel dizzy with good fortune. We are having a gorgeous time. I spend a sizeable chunk of each day there laughing freely, onstage and off. And if I had to go through some awful times this past year to be able to fully revel in this experience, I think it might have been worth it. Anika Larsen Then, day four of rehearsals, I started getting stomach pains. I kept them to myself because I assumed they were gas-related. By the middle of the night I was in the ER being told my colon had twisted on itself and was obstructed, and they would need to remove part of it as soon as possible or it would burst and I would die. Say what, now?! View Comments But when I woke up after the surgery, my first thought was, “Oh, hell to the no, I am not losing this part!” Soon, all the doctors and nurses in the surgical ICU knew they had to help save my Broadway show. They sprang me earlier than they wanted to, so that six days after they took out eight inches of my colon (and my appendix as a sweet bonus), I was back in rehearsal with a belly full of staples and a binder around my waist holding my abs in. My heart feels full to brimming just writing about this now, but the wonderful people of Beautiful rallied around me and made it possible for me to heal on the job. The producers got a car service to take me to and from rehearsal. Even though I said I could work full days, the creative and stage management teams called me two hours late or released me two hours early every day. So when I got the call to play Cynthia Weil, a role I knew would be a sassy joyride, it seemed too good to be true. And indeed, the first three days of rehearsal were charmed. No one wanted to go home at the end of them. The cast, crew, and creative and producing teams were the loveliest, most talented, bright, shining people. The show was in terrific shape, helmed by folks determined to keep making it better through true collaboration. And I was extra grateful, because before this high I had been so low. I thought of Beautiful—how much rehearsal would I miss? Anxiously I asked how long it would take to recover. The doctor said up to eight weeks, and I thought, “I guess it was too good to be true.” The day before I got cast in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, I had decided to quit the business. After 17 years of the relentless hustle, I simply couldn’t bear it anymore. I shared this story with a Beautiful stage manager, and now my name is written like that on my dressing room door. I mean, really. My gratitude cannot be measured. My cup runneth over. My partner in crime, Jarrod Spector [who plays Cynthia’s husband, Barry Mann], made sure there was a chair next to me at all times so I could sit as soon as we were done working a scene. Everyone bore with me as I couldn’t produce much sound without real use of my abs, and they tried not to be funny around me because they knew it hurt to laugh (they were not real successful). Everyone checked in with me constantly to see how I was doing, and told me every day how much better I looked than yesterday. The love and support I felt from this group of people, most of whom had only known me for four days before this happened, was overwhelming. Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical As they wheeled me off to the operating room for my surgery, my mom and dad started crying, and my dad put his arm around my mom, which I haven’t seen since they split up 20 years ago. I started to cry, too, which I knew I could not do, because if the floodgates opened, they would not re-close, and I needed to somehow keep it together. In my stressed-out, sleep-deprived, morphine-influenced state I thought, “Don’t cry. Say something funny. These might be your last words. Be funny, Larsen.” So I dorkily blurted out, “Hey, Mom, Dad, when I come out the other side, I’ll have a semi-colon!” One sleepless night in the ICU I figured out that spelling my name “An;ka” is pretty dope.last_img read more

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Coppa Italia: Digital fans, self-service trophy to be on parade

first_img Loading… Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Secrets Is The Great Wall Of China Hiding?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), behind closed doors.In a press conference this evening, Lega Serie A President Paolo De Siervo outlined a few of the tweaks made to ensure the game can go ahead with social distancing.Christian Vieri will run an Instagram Live stream before the game, during the interval and after the final whistle.The empty stands of the Stadio Olimpico will be filled with a lightshow allowing for digital supporters and their fan choreography to still be present.Read Also: Guardiola praises health workers as Premier League relaunchesThis is the first trophy to be assigned in world football since the lockdown, but there won’t be the usual ceremony to hand over medals and silverware.Instead, they will be picked up by the players themselves, left on a table in the centre-circle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A series of initiatives will help Juventus and Napoli stage the Coppa Italia Final in the COVID era, including lightshows in the stands and a self-service trophy ceremony.last_img read more

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Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Faces Multiple Charges for Having Sex With 15 Year Old

first_imgA Florida Highway Patrol trooper is facing multiple charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that 23-year-old Riley Schwarz is facing two counts of lewd and lascivious battery involving sexual activity of a minor between 12 and 16 years of age.The Tampa Bay Times reported that deputies confronted Schwarz after the girl’s parents found a personal journal detailing their discreet relationship.The girl told deputies that she and Schwarz had sex multiple times.Deputies say Schwarz admitted to the relationship with the minor and surrendered himself to jail.A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol told the newspaper that Schwarz was terminated.Online court records showed no current attorney for Schwarz, who remained in jail Saturday afternoon.last_img read more

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Senior Invitational Tournament hosted by Regents

first_imgRegents International School Pattaya was proud to host the 2017 Senior Invitational Tournament that drew 10 schools from the SE Asian area to compete in football and basketball over the weekend, Feb. 4-5.  Participating teams came from 5 nations including Nepal, China, Philippines, Malaysia and host country Thailand.Regents International School Pattaya girls take on The British School of Guangzhou on the basketball court.The tournament, in its eleventh year, was played in a competitive spirit and showcased the reasons why team sport is such an essential part of a young person’s education.Regents PE Department, led by Roslyn McConnell, pulled out all the stops to ensure the event progressed smoothly with their superb organisation.Competition took place over two days with 10 international schools taking part.The International School of Penang (Uplands), Malaysia won the Girls’ Football title.British International School of Phuket were winners of the Boys’ Football tournament.Winners of the various sports and categories were as follows: Girls’ Basketball 1st The International School of Penang (Uplands), Malaysia, 2nd British International School of Phuket, 3rd St. Andrews International School Bangkok. – Boys’ Football 1st British International School of Phuket, 2nd Regents International School Pattaya, 3rd The International School of Penang (Uplands), Malaysia. – Girls’ Football 1st The International School of Penang (Uplands), Malaysia, 2nd British International School of Phuket, 3rd Regents International School Pattaya. – Boys’ Basketball 1st International School Eastern Seaboard, 2nd The British School Manila, Philippines, 3rd Regents International School Pattaya.last_img read more

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How Can Thurston County Solid Waste Help You?

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County Solid WasteYour Resource for Great Information:Thurston County Solid Waste offers educational opportunities for school age kids and community groups. Photo courtesy Thurston County Solid WasteSay the words “Solid Waste,” and most people think of garbage. But the Solid Waste team at Thurston County thinks about a lot more than just trash. Their mission is to “promote waste prevention and sustainable resource use in the County through education, technical assistance, and community building.” They see a future in which everyone in Thurston County makes informed and responsible choices about what we produce and consume, so that people create less waste.Though the Thurston County Solid Waste (TCSW) department doesn’t collect your garbage or recycling (that’s done by your local hauler), we can help you learn what to do with it. Want to know where to take a particular item for recycling? Try the Where Do I Take My…database.Not sure what to put in your organics or recycle bin? Need to know where to take your old electronics, car batteries or old medications? Just want the address and hours for the Waste and Recovery Center? Visit the Solid Waste website for fast and easy answers to all your questions.Education:TCSW offers education opportunities for school age kids and community groups. Staff are available to present to small groups in the community (neighborhood associations, churches, libraries and clubs) on several topics including recycling and wasted food. We also provide a wide variety of age-appropriate learning opportunities for kids in K-8th grade on topics ranging from recycling, to marketing for teens and consumption to food systems. You can learn more about current presentations here. But you’ll have to book ahead – these programs are booked up for most of the 2015 school year!Technical Assistance:Macklin Clark (left) and Noah Otto help Tumwater High School maximize their Food to Flowers waste reduction program.Food to Flowers (F2F) is a Solid Waste program that partners with schools to reduce wasted food, eliminate disposables and set up recycling programs. There are 32 schools and more than 14,000 students participating in an F2F program in Thurston County. On average, F2F schools are saving 15-20% on their total garbage and recycling collection costs. Learn more here.In addition, twenty-four F2F schools are now setting aside prepared, but unserved food to donate to the Thurston County Food Bank. This food is then packaged into ready-to-eat meals for families in our community. This F2F program – called Restaurant Rescue – can provide schools with the assistance and supplies needed to join this program.TCSW can help your business reduce waste too. Waste reduction (recycling and waste prevention) offers financial advantages, benefits the environment and can help to establish your organization as a good community citizen. Our staff can help you assess your waste stream, establish a baseline, and design your waste reduction program. In addition, as part of the Waste Less Food program, TCSW is looking for a few business innovators interested in reducing shrink, feeding the hungry and helping to pilot innovative and profitable ways to waste less food.Whether you’re looking for specific solutions to specific waste-related problems, or trying to get informed about important issues that affect you and our community, TCSW is your one-stop-shop.  For more information, contact us at 360-867-2491 or ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us. Facebook9Tweet0Pin0last_img read more