Saint Mary’s hosts a donation drive for free store in the basement of Le Mans Hall

first_imgSaint Mary’s College just concluded a week-long donation drive for its free store located in the basement of Le Mans Hall.The annual drive serves to remind students that the free store is a valuable resource — both as a donation site and economical shopping center. Now a junior at Saint Mary’s, ministry assistant Nicole Popow said, “The free store reminds me a lot of Goodwill. Students can donate things and then students that are in need of certain items can also sift through the store and take what they need for free.” Recently, Popow, along with the other ministry assistants, have been working to make the store more appealing to students. “It’s a nice space,” Popow said. “We did a lot of work this year in cleaning it out which has made it a lot more accessible. We staff the free store at specific hours, and while there was a specific drive during this month, the store is open all year and people can give all year as well.” The drive encourages students to donate by facilitating the transportation of items, Popow said. “The ministry assistants in each dorm building advertised for the drive and we put bins in the lobby or by the front desk and we just asked people to bring their unwanted goods there,” she said.  Rather than having to trek between dorms with an armful of clothing or books, students are simply a short elevator ride away from dropping off their donations. “The ministry assistants bring everything over,” Popow said. “Usually we ask people to donate in Le Mans, which isn’t always convenient for everyone so this is a good incentive to donate.”The majority of donations which stock the free store throughout the year come from this drive, Popow said. “We normally get donations throughout the year,” Popow said. “But this is the time when we get the bulk of our donations.” Popow said this year the drive was very successful. “We had a good number of people donate. It kind of fluctuates depending on the time of year, how much advertising we do, and how much people actually give, and in years past, it’s actually been kind of hit-or-miss,” Popow said. “But it’s been really good this year.”For students who missed this drive and are reluctant to make the journey to Le Mans, another opportunity is coming soon. Popow said, “At the end of the year, we’re doing a mega version of this drive called ‘Blue to New’. It takes place when people are moving out and have a lot of useful stuff that they don’t want to take with them and would usually throw away. So we do a drive for that as well.”In terms of what sort of donations are accepted, anything that is not garbage or impossible to reuse is a welcome addition to the store. “Sometimes we even get textbooks,” Popow said. “It’s just a great resource if students need anything from clothes to notebooks and folders. Instead of going to the bookstore, come to the free store!” Tags: donation, free store, Le Mans Hall, saint mary’slast_img read more

More Than $10 Billion In Unemployment Benefits Dispersed During Pandemic

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN PhotoALBANY – New York State’s Department of Labor reports more than $10 billion in unemployment benefit were sent out since the COVID-19 outbreak began.Furthermore, the department reported more than 2 million unemployment benefit applications have been processed since March.“No one could have predicted the wave of unemployment applications that crashed over the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and every state is struggling — but New York has moved faster than any other state to address our backlog and get money into New Yorkers’ hands. To date, we have paid out over $10 billion dollars during this crisis, compared to just $2.1 billion in total last year,” NYS Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said. “Those claims that have been outstanding for weeks are ones that we simply cannot process — we have already attempted to contact all of these New Yorkers, and we will continue to try get in touch with everyone who applied so we can connect them with the benefits they are eligible for.”The numbers for applications submitted pre-4/22 are as follows: 1,194,933: Paid20,801: Not Paid – Need Certification7,580: Not Paid – Partial Claims missing Information Needed to ProcessOver the weekend, the Department of Labor analyzed the outcome of applications that were filed on or before April 22nd in an effort to quantify the size of the unemployment benefit backlog. This analysis found that 7,580 applications filed before that date had not been processed. The DOL is unable to process these applications because they either contained incorrect or missing information, are duplicates, or had been abandoned by the claimant. The Department of Labor has attempted to contact all of these New Yorkers and will continue trying to reach them to complete their application or close out their claim.Examples of missing or incorrect information that prevents an application from being processed include a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and address for an individual’s former employer or an applicant’s Social Security Number. Last month, the Department of Labor issued a directive reminding New York-based businesses they have a legal obligation to provide unemployed New Yorkers with the information they need to apply for benefits, including the company’s FEIN and address.Another 15,831 applications are going through final processing — which includes a check for fraud and identity theft. These claims will either become payable in the coming days or be flagged for additional review by anti-fraud specialists.In addition, applications for 20,801 New Yorkers who applied before April 22nd have been processed but not paid because those individuals have not submitted federally-mandated weekly certifications. By law, these certifications must be submitted before benefits are released. The Department of Labor has proactively emailed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers reminding them to submit certifications and rolled out a new, secure online system that allows New Yorkers to easily submit prior weeks’ certifications that they had missed. Over 330,000 New Yorkers have used this new system to unlock more than $400 million in prior weeks’ benefits they had effectively left on the table.Finally, the Department of Labor has also launched a new system that proactively and directly communicates the status of an individual’s unemployment insurance application via text and email. Since this system rolled out, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have received messages letting them know their application has been received, is being processed, and has become a payable claim.last_img read more

Larry David Will Make Broadway Debut in Self-Penned Play Fish in the Dark

first_img David described the play to the newspaper as a comedy with around 15 characters that explores a family death. The playwright revealed that he would portray “somebody very similar to Larry David—it might even by Larry David with a different name.” Larry David Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015 David took home an Emmy for the 1993 Seinfeld episode “The Contest.” The ninth season of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, created by and starring David, is currently in the works. View Comments Seinfeld co-creator Larry David has confirmed that he will be making his Broadway debut this winter with his first play. According to The New York Times, Fish in the Dark will be directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro and officially open on March 5 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Despite speculation, Jerry Seinfeld will not be involved with the project (which had been rumored to be entitled Shiva).center_img “I’ll be without anything that I’ve become used to,” David said about going from TV to Broadway. “I haven’t been in a play since the eighth grade…I seem to remember wearing a dress. That’s it.” No word yet on if David will be wearing a dress on stage once more in Fish in the Dark. The writer and actor did not originally see himself taking to the stage: “I thought it would be pretty cool to write a play someday. I didn’t think it’d be pretty cool to be in it…I didn’t want to do it, but I mean, do you know Scott [Rudin, producer]? He’s a very persuasive fellow.” Related Shows Fish in the Dark Star Fileslast_img read more

RICS moves to set standard

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Manchester United trio Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba injury doubts for Arsenal clash

first_imgManchester United trio Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba injury doubts for Arsenal clash Comment Advertisement Coral BarryFriday 27 Sep 2019 10:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Pogba’s ankle is still causing him problems despite playing against Rochdale (Picture: Getty)Pogba played the entirety of the penalty shoot-out win over Rochdale, but Solskjaer revealed the midfielder was still struggling with an ankle problem.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There might be one or two who have not really come back,’ he said.‘Paul (Pogba) was really struggling with his ankle as it was really swollen, so let’s see how that repairs.center_img Martial is unlikely to return before the international break next month (Picture: Getty)‘He got 90 minutes but was sore towards the end again.‘Phil (Jones) will be out until after the intenrational brwak and, you have to count these after every game, but I think that’s it.‘I don’t think we’ll see Anthony (Martial) before the international break. No, I don’t think so. Luke (Shaw) is improving so, hopefully, we’ll see him (before the break).’MORE: Paul Pogba aiming to leave Manchester United in January transfer windowMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Rashford is a doubt for the game against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford face a race against time to be fit for Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal on Monday.Rashford limped off in the defeat to West Ham last week, which left United with no fit senior striker, but Pogba played in the mid-week cup fixture against Rochdale.Asked if Martial or Rashford had a chance of playing against Arsenal, Solskjaer said: ‘I wouldn’t put my life on it but that’s part of this game, you work with what you have and we’re looking forward to this game.’Martial has not played since before the international break and Solskjaer said he does not expect the Frenchman to return to action before club action breaks up for another round of international fixtures on 6 October.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Kobus gets first win at Eagle

first_imgBy Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (June 18) – Anthony Kobus became a first-time NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod feature winner Saturday at Eagle Raceway.“It’s always more tricky when you start out front. The track was tacky and slick, depending on where you were on it,” said the five-year veteran. “I love coming here to Eagle, because of the competition. If you can win here, it’s a real accomplishment.”Gary Saathoff, Shelly Andersen and Arie Schouten were next across the stripe.Dustin Anderson drove to the Kaplan University IMCA Modified checkers. Tyler Drueke raced from 12th starting to first in the IMCA Racesaver EMI Sprint Car main event.Roy Armstrong was the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock winner and Tom Powell won for the first time this season in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (January 28 – February 2)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (January 28 – February 2)Players of the Week.Boys Basketball: Joel Norman – MilanORVC Report(January 28-February 2)2019Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Port Mourant teams dominate BVA one-day club tournament

first_imgPORT Mourant Training Centre-1 (PMTC-1) and Port Mourant females dominated the Berbice Volleyball Association’s (BVA) Inter-Club one-day tournament which was played at the PMTC’s Hostel compound, Corentyne, Berbice last Sunday.Four teams contested the male category while three teams participated in the female category. At the end, PMTC-1 males and Port Mourant females emerged victorious in the respective categories.After a round-robin play-off in both categories, PMTC-1 and PMTC-2 came out as the top teams in the male category.The two teams then engaged each other in a play-off to decide the winning team and PMTC-1 came from behind to win 2-1 after three intensive sets. They had lost the first set at 14-25, but rebounded to win the other two sets 25-18, 15-11.The other two teams in this category were Corriverton Jets and GUYSUCO Training Centre/Port Mourant.In the female category, Port Mourant females defeated Corriverton Jets 30-18 in the final to claim the top prize.The other female team who contested the tournament were the Falcons of Orealla.last_img read more

School of Social Work establishes student archive

first_imgUSC’s School of Social Work will begin maintaining an archive of exemplary student papers and research through a new partnership between the City University of Hong Kong and USC Libraries. The partnership is CityU’s first with a North American university.The schools hope the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students collection, will help preserve outstanding work by students, and give others permanent access to past work.CityU first introduced the project in 2004 as a means to help students learn efficient research and writing skills and instill a sense of academic integrity.“We’re proud to be a part of this wonderful project that raises the visibility of the quality work our students produce and provides long-term access to their research,” Cherry Short told USC News. Short is the assistant dean of global community initiatives for the School of Social Work.A committee of USC faculty members reviewed and submitted 10 papers authored by students in the social work graduate program. The review committee based their selections on the quality of research, writing, presentation and creativity.The collection of papers is published in a book and is also being preserved in USC’s digital library, where international researchers and students can access the selected works.As a reward for having their work chosen by the review committee, students received a certificate and copy of the published book at the Dean’s Recognition Ceremony on May 7.Erin Dowler, who wrote a paper evaluating a client support service within the Immigrants’ Rights Project at Public Counsel, was one of those recognized at the ceremony.“This project has made a very positive impact on my education seeing how my research paper has translated into useful knowledge, which can help others in my field in the U.S. and internationally,” she told USC News.Administrators for USC Libraries plan on branching out with the program and asking other schools on campus to create the same type of archive where exemplary work can serve as an additional resource for students.last_img read more

Football: Get to know Wisconsin’s next opponent, Troy

first_imgTroy University (1-1)Mascot: T-RoyNickname: TrojansLocation: Troy, AlabamaConference: Sun BeltSaturday will mark the first time Troy and Wisconsin have ever met on the football field.The Trojans have a first-year head coach in Neal Brown, who replaced longtime coach Larry Blakeney. Blakeney coached the Trojans for 24 years and led them to five straight conference titles from 2006 to 2010.Since then, Troy has seen little success on the field, compiling a 17-31 overall record in that timespan.The Trojans defeated Charleston Southern 44-16 last Saturday behind a two touchdown performance from senior running back Brandon Burks.Troy’s passing attack and the way it spreads the ball out poses a threat, Dave Aranda, Wisconsin defensive coordinator, said.“They make you nervous playing them, for sure,” Aranda said. “Those schemes, they make you work.”Tackling in open spaces will be key, Aranda said.The offensive look Troy presents will make it difficult for outside linebacker Joe Schobert to keep making plays behind the line of scrimmage. Schobert ranks seventh in the country in tackles for losses this season (five) and has recorded nine tackles, resulting in negative yards nine times in his last four games.Troy’s quarterback, Brandon Silvers, has thrown only three interceptions in 315 attempts in his career. The sophomore broke Sam Bradford’s record for completion percentage by a freshman last season at 70.5 percent.Wisconsin’s secondary depth will be challenged in Troy’s numerous four and five wide receiver sets. UW head coach Paul Chryst said the different style provides a unique style for the defense.“They will present some different challenges in the way they are running it, or we think that they are going to run it,” Chryst said. “That will be good for our defense. It will be a different challenge and a good challenge for us.”Saturday’s game informationWhen: 2:30 p.m. (CT)Where: Camp Randall Stadium. Madison, Wisconsin (80,321)TV: Big Ten Network (Scott Graham, J Leman, Jay Wilson)Radio: Badger Sports Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher)last_img read more