Football tickets available only to ND students, faculty and staff, to be grouped by ‘household’

first_imgAttendance at football games will be limited to students, faculty and staff, with a few approved exceptions, this season with students receiving first priority, vice president and James E. Rohr director of athletics Jack Swarbrick said in an email Monday morning.In order to enforce health and safety protocols, Notre Dame students living on-campus will be seated by rooming assignments, with a maximum of four tickets per household. Notre Dame undergraduate off-campus students may purchase single seats or grouped seats with other students sharing the same address, with a maximum of four seats per residence group.Seating is assigned to ensure physical distancing.According to the email season tickets will be offered to all Notre Dame students — however, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students may purchase season tickets only should space be available.Additional exceptions include families of the participating athletes, media and a “small number of external visitors will be required to follow strict health protocols and will be seated separately from members of our campus community,” the email said.New protocols forbid tailgating on game days, mandate mask-wearing at all times and mobile ticketing will be used in lieu of physical tickets.“Working together, let’s make this unique season a safe and successful one, both on and off the field,” Swarbrick said.Tags: COVID-19, football, Football season 2020, Football tickets, Herelast_img read more

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See Aaron Tveit’s New London Look in Assassins

first_imgWe never pegged Aaron Tveit as a murderer, but he’s looking pretty convincing in these photos of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Assassins! The Graceland star and Broadway favorite is making his London stage debut in the musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, playing real-life assassin John Wilkes Booth. And have we mentioned the new beard?! Check out these shots of Tveit and his co-stars Jamie Parker, Catherine Tate and more, then see Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory! View Commentslast_img

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Rockville Centre Man Sentenced for Stealing $1.3M from Nonprofits

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Rockville Centre financial planner was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for embezzling $1.8 million from two elderly women and two nonprofits that assists people with special needs.Drew Morgan had pleaded guilty to grand larceny in March at Nassau County court.“Stealing is always wrong, but stealing from seniors and special needs kids is especially despicable,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 44-year-old man embezzled $1,159,953 from the Anchor Building Fund, Inc., a fund created by Camp A.N.C.H.O.R. (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation), while acting as its treasurer from February 2008 through January 2013.Morgan, the principal of DKM Financial Corp. and owner of Rockstead Venture Capital LLC, also stole $130,558 from the Corporation for Socially and Exceptionally Challenged Kids, a nonprofit that raises money for Camp A.N.C.H.O.R. and Impact OASIS, between June 2010 and December 2012, authorities said.He also stole $475,000 from two sisters, age 69 and 70, while working as their financial planner between 2008 and 2010, according to investigators.Morgan used the stolen money to pay for a membership in the Hempstead Golf Club, airline travel and hotel stays, restaurants, credit and debit card purchases, appliances, home furnishings and personal expenses such as groceries and gasoline, prosecutors said. He was arrested on Oct. 2, 2013.Judge Philip Grella also ordered Morgan to pay back $1.3 million to the nonprofits and his clients.last_img read more

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Why my roommate banks with Simple

first_imgHannah Pickle is a thriving professional in the high-powered marketing office of a 12-story Dallas luxury senior living community. She’s always on the go, balancing family, volunteer and night school responsibilities.She’s also my 22-year-old roommate, a tech-savvy millennial who’s been on her own payroll since age 18, and a proud customer of Simple. She wastes no opportunity to brag about the online-only bank and often tries to convert friends.With Simple since 2014, Pickle chose not to bank where her parents bank because, she admitted, it did not meet her needs as an independent millennial.Here are six reasons Simple is her financial institution of choice, and why, by her own admission, she’ll likely never bank anywhere else. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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On The Frontline with a fruit grower during the coronavirus crisis

first_imgThis week, we spoke to James Simpson, MD of fruit grower Adrian Scripps, to find out how the business has dealt with the soaring demand and labour shortage that has been thrown into the fore by the coronavirus crisis. Next week, we’ll be talking to a toilet roll supplier to find out what was going on behind the scenes when the nation took to the supermarket and started to panic buy.,Kevin WhiteKevin is The Grocer’s fresh foods editor, overseeing our coverage related to the retail fresh foods sector, including dairy, meat, fish, poultry, fruit & veg and eggs, as well as the plant-based foods category.He also assists in production of The Grocer’s annual Dairymen supplement, while also writing about food commodities, sourcing, sustainability, politics and regulation; and has appeared as a commentator on both radio and TV on the state of the UK food industry.Prior to joining The Grocer in 2014, Kevin wrote about retail financial services for a Financial Times business publication, and began his career as a journalist working for regional newspapers in Wales.Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevWhite77last_img read more

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First home buyers want adaptable rooms to give them good value

first_imgBold PropertiesMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“The biggest drawcard for buyers will always be open space and a great looking kitchen,” Mr Flavell said. “It’s important that new home designs continue to focus on maximising open living space and it’s essential that our designs offer smart, practical kitchens connected to a great outdoor living space.“Outdoors, our modern designs are incorporating smartly integrated alfresco areas. Inside, the use of raked internal ceilings create a fantastic sense of space and provide an amazing ‘wow’ feature.” Trends on the rise include requests for three-bedroom homes with an additional adaptable fourth room, to be used as a study, media room or bedroom as the homebuyer’s requirements change over time. Bold Properties is the latest builder to open a pop up office before the display village opens at Stockland’s new Pallara community. House and land packages at Pallara start from $463,870 for a single storey home and $528,121 for a double storey home, well under Brisbane’s current median home price of $655,000.Lot sizes range from 313sq m to 753sq m just 19km from the Brisbane CBD.Almost 200 lots have sold at Pallara, with many of them first home buyers.“We’d encourage first home buyers to call into our office and talk to us about getting the best home possible for their budget,” Mr Flavell said. “Our home designs suit a wide range of block sizes, including deeper blocks, and we can cater for many requests including modifications to existing designs.”Pallara is located on the corner of Brookbent and Gooderham Roads in Brisbane’s southwestern growth corridor. Bold Properties are designing homes to maximise space as first home buyers demand more bang for their buck.FIRST home buyers are demanding more for less as they seek to maximise space on a strict budget, and top of the list is an adaptable room. Stockland regional manager David Laner said it was a smart move for building companies to raise their game to cater for this burgeoning market.“The majority of first home buyers in Stockland communities are either single people, couples, or young families with one or two young children,” Mr Laner said. “They’re happy to buy a lower maintenance lot size to get on to the property ladder, but they don’t want to compromise on their home’s functionality or quality.” Bold Properties new home consultant Chadd Flavell said Bold were busy adapting their high spec designs to suit the first homebuyer market by focusing on maximising the practical space available for homes built on smaller lots.last_img read more

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Downsizers tipped to shape the future of the Gold Coast’s property market

first_imgThe Gold Coast property market is tipped to look very different in two decades.HALF of the new homes to be built on the Gold Coast over the next decade will need to be designed for cashed up Baby Boomers, new research suggests.The latest report by property analyst Michael Matusik shows roughly 146,000 people will descend on the city by 2030, with about 40 per cent of those expected to be aged 55 and over.Mr Matusik said this meant half of the anticipated 5650 new dwellings required each year should be built to meet demand of an older population.“This doesn’t mean we need to build more retirement villages because most empty nesters and retirees here on the Gold Coast are actually looking to upgrade their lifestyle when they downsize,” he said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58“Contrary to popular belief, most downsizers don’t want small apartments, they want a property that is comparable in size to a small home and is well designed to suit their needs.Mr Matusik shared his latest research about trends that would shape the market over the next few decades in a presentation last night.He said while the Coast remained resilient in the latest downturn, it was up to developers to deliver the right type of housing to meet emerging demand.Colliers International Gold Coast director David Higgins said buyers at the top end of the market were looking for a ‘point of difference’.“While a beachside location and views that can’t be built out are certainly a drawcard, buyers are also looking for intangible amenities which indirectly improve lifestyle,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“For example, the new Mahala project in Mermaid Beach has a rooftop solar energy farm, a secure room for online deliveries, a dog wash area and surfboard rack.MORE NEWS: Australia’s happiest property owners revealedMORE NEWS: Christmas comes early for mansion’s buyers and sellersWhat Mahala at Mermaid Beach is expected to look like.“These non-standard amenities help a project stand out from the crowd in what is an increasingly competitive apartment market.”Knight Frank director and Queensland head of project marketing Chris Litfin backed the research but believed they would be looking for smaller apartments.“It’s about how the space is used,” he said.“If it’s smaller and it doesn’t work they won’t buy it, but if it’s smaller and cleverly designed they will buy it.”last_img read more

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Walker Announces Resilience Grant for Wisconsin Coastal Communities

first_imgGovernor Scott Walker announced recently that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Wisconsin a three-year $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant to help Lake Michigan communities and property owners in Southeastern Wisconsin reduce damages from coastal hazards and sustain the operation of their coastal economic assets. The grant entitled “Improving Economic Security in Coastal Wisconsin” will be awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.“This grant is crucial to Wisconsin’s coastal communities,” Governor Walker said. “We’re grateful the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recognizes the challenges our Lake Michigan communities are facing and this is an excellent step as we work towards repairing damage and preserving our coasts for years to come.”Southeastern Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan bluffs, beaches and harbor infrastructure are currently being impacted by a combination of high water levels, erosion and coastal storms.Partners on the project include the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC).last_img read more

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Hughes taking time with Assaidi

first_imgStoke manager Mark Hughes will give winger Oussama Assaidi time to regain full fitness after his deadline day loan move from Liverpool. The Morocco international, who is back at the Britannia Stadium for a second successive season, had a knee operation in the summer and in terms of conditioning is slightly behind his team-mates. However, Hughes has not ruled the player out of being involved when Leicester visit a week on Saturday. “Ossie isn’t match fit but he’s training and working with the group,” he told stokecityfc.com. “We’re just easing him in – we’ll see how he goes and how he copes with the training. “He’s not at the level that the other guys are at but it won’t be long until he’s there. “We’re just getting to know where he’s at. We’re mindful of the fact that he’s had a knee injury and we don’t want to compromise him by working him too hard too soon. “We’ll give him the work that he needs and then he’ll be ready.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis signs college athletes compensation bill

first_imgStarting next year, college athletes in the state of Florida will be eligible for compensation in situations where their name, image, or likeness is being used.The announcement was made Friday afternoon by Governor Ron DeSantis at the University of Miami.The governor said that he “viewed it as something that was a matter of fairness,”  when it came to allowing the athletes to be paid.“We’re not talking about, you get a scholarship to Florida State and Miami and the universities are gonna pay you to play. That’s not what we’re talking about,” DeSantis said. “But if you have a situation where you have some of the great athletes, particularly in sports like football and basketball, whose name, image, and likeness is being used to make millions and millions of dollars, and they don’t have the opportunity to get any of that, there’s something fundamentally unfair for that,” DeSantis said.“If EA Sports wants to do NCAA Football and they’re gonna have some of these guys who are great players, they’re gonna use their name, image, and likeness, then there can be some compensation for that,” DeSantis continued.The Florida Board of Governors are still hammering out the finer details of the bill but it is expected to go into affect by July 1st of 2021.last_img read more

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