Keenan Hall prepares for annual Revue

first_imgThe annual Keenan Revue will be held this weekend at Stepan Center, and senior producer Brian Ward said this year’s lineup is better and more hilarious than ever.  Ward, who organized the Revue alongside senior director Tyler Gregory, said Keenan Hall’s trademark show is “truly the No. 1 event on campus.” To avoid any past censorship issues from resurfacing, Gregory said they worked with the Office of Student Affairs to collaborate beforehand.  “We have made extra efforts this year to make sure we will not have problems,” Gregory said. “We met with Amy Geist, the assistant director of the Office of Student Affairs, and went over all the content to make sure it is appropriate.” The theme of this year’s show is “Much Revue About Nothing,” a reference to the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing,” Ward said.  “The actual Shakespeare play is all about issues coming to light,” Ward said. “We are doing the same thing with Notre Dame and bringing issues on campus to light in a funny way.” The show is staffed completely by Keenan residents and has been in the works since October, according to Ward. Auditions took place at the beginning of the semester for the lineup of comedy skits and various musical acts that Ward described as similar to Saturday Night Live. Typically, the three performances draw about 4,500 audience members in total. “The audition process took place all on one Saturday,” Ward said. “We auditioned all the skits, and then had review meeting and picked 25 for the actual show.” In addition, Ward and Gregory issued a constitution to all participants that provided guidelines on the appropriate level of humor and also held a panel that reviewed all the skits’ content specifically to ensure it was appropriate. Ward and Gregory said the content might surprise some audience members but won’t disappoint anyone.  “People are expecting there to be a lot of Manti jokes, but that is not something we focused on this year,” Ward said. “We actually included a lot of self-defacing humor, so we are able to poke fun at other things. We also have a ton of talented musicians in the show.” Ward said the show takes thousands of dollars to put on because professional lighting technicians and stage crew are hired to work the performances. Keenan alumni donate money to run the show every year. “Everyone should come out and see the greatest show on campus,” Ward said. “We sold out our tickets in 45 minutes, but if anyone wants to go and does not have a ticket, stop by at show time and we may have an extra for you.”last_img read more

Bus Aide Fractured Disabled Student’s Arm, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bus aide was arrested Wednesday after allegedly fracturing a developmentally disabled student’s arm earlier this week aboard a bus in Commack, Suffolk County police said. Richard Mason of Brentwood was charged with assault and acting in a manner to injure a child. The 39-year-old will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip. The incident occurred on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m., police said. Mason, a bus aide for Acme Bus Corp., allegedly grabbed the boy’s arm and twisted it behind his back in an apparent attempt to discipline the North Ridge Elementary School student, causing it to fracture, police said. An Acme Bus Corp. official wasn’t immediately available to comment.last_img read more

Antique urges parents to vaccinate kids vs polio

first_imgAbiera said FIC means a child has been immunizedagainst polio, Hepatitis B, and other childhood diseases. Integrated Provincial Health Office-Antique urges parents to have their children immunized with polio vaccine due to the reemergence of the viral disease in the country. PNA “We, however, believe there are still childrenwho were not able to have their full immunization last year and so weencouraged parents to cope with their missed immunization,” Abiera said, addingthat children, who missed their polio immunization, could still have it untilfive years old. He said parents should carry out stricthygiene among their children like hand-washing before and after eating.  “We are now strengthening our routinevaccination so that the children when they reach 1-year-old, would become fullyimmunized children (FIC),” he added. He added the target was a projected figurebased on the data provided by the Philippine Statistics Authority. “Our target last year was 16,280 1-year-oldchildren but health workers reported only 9,191 FIC,” Abiera said. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Integrated ProvincialHealth Office (IPHO) in this province urges parents to have their childrenimmunized with polio vaccine due to the reemergence of the viral disease in thecountry. Provincial health officer Dr. Leoncio AbieraJr. on Wednesday said parents should bring their children to rural healthcenters for vaccination. Last year, a total of 9,191 children aged one,were considered FIC in Antique. “We know that the mode of transmission onpolio is fecal-oral so children have to really practice hand-washing,” addedAbiera.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Odion Ighalo has revealed that his first goal for Manchester United has been the highlight of his stay at the club so far.Ighalo arrived at Old Trafford on January deadline day on a six-month loan deal, as United’s desperate search for a striker saw a move for Bournemouth’s Joshua King blocked by the Cherries. United received a fair amount of criticism for signing a striker who had spent the previous three years in China but the Nigerian soon started to prove the doubters wrong.Ighalo has scored five goals, and grabbed an assist, in just five starts for the club, with his first goal coming in the Europa League against Club Brugge.The goal may have only been a simple tap-in from six yards after Juan Mata had put the ball on a plate, but it holds a special place in Ighalo’s heart.“My favourite moment is when I scored my first goal for Manchester United,” he told the BBC.“I was the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United, the first Nigerian to score for Manchester United. “I could not sleep in the night, waking up, checking my phone messages from all over the world from friends and family and all that.“It means a lot to me.”It looked as if Ighalo’s dream move to the team he supported growing up was going to be cut cruelly short when the season was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as his loan was set to expire before the campaign could be finished.However, United managed to strike a deal with his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua, to extend his loan until January 2021.Ighalo says that he is going to give everything he has to United until it’s time for him to leave. “That energy, that positivity, that happiness, never change,” he added. “You can see that smile on my face every time I go in there.“It’s not every man’s dream that comes to pass, well mine did. My kids will grow up and see that I played for a team that I supported from when I was young, I cried when they lose and all of that.“I want to keep doing what I need to do until the last day that I play for the club.”Tags: Europa LeagueManchester UnitedOdion IghaloPremier LeagueRed Devilslast_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Bayern Munich stars showing off their juggling skills in training

first_img Bayern face Benfica in their Champions League second leg on Wednesday 1 Check out this video of Bayern Munich preparing for the second leg of their Champions League tie with Benfica on Wednesday.The Germans scraped a 1-0 win against their Portuguese opponents in the first leg last week with Arturo Vidal scoring the only goal of the game after only a minute.The result was far from convincing, meaning Wednesday’s match will be a lot tighter than initially expected, but you would not guess it from Bayern’s training routine.Thiago Alcantara, Douglas Costa, Rafinha and Thomas Muller showed off their juggling skills at their Munich training ground.Check out the video below and let us know your predictions for the game!last_img

South African film placed second in international competition

first_imgFilmmakers around the world made powerful public service announcement movies on human trafficking and modern day slavery for the HeardPSA campaign. The South African team impressed judges with their offering.Quentin Chong, a Muay Thai world champion, has been working in South Africa for more than 16 years. He and his team made a film, Open Your Eyes, that focuses on the effects of human trafficking for the HeardPSA campaign in 2017. (Image: Mark Wijsman)Brand South Africa reporterThe South African film Open Your Eyes, which shows the harsh realities of human trafficking and modern day slavery, has been placed second in the international HeardPSA campaign.HeardPSA took place to highlight “My Freedom Day” for 2017, in partnership with CNN and the Global Sustainability Network. Filmmakers around the world were tasked to submit powerful public service announcements (PSAs) relating to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. HeardPSA raises awareness of the issue.It says 49% of trafficking victims are women and 33% are children. “There are an estimated 45.8-million people in bondage today, more than at any time in human history. More than half of all cases of exploitation involve the sex trade,” reads the HeardPSA website“Slaves cannot raise their hand to be counted nor their voice to be heard.”Human traffickingHuman trafficking is the act of taking people from their homes under false pretences or by force, according to Tsireledzani!, the South African government initiative to combat the crime. The term “Tsireledzani” means “Protect” in Tshi-Venda, one of the South Africa’s 11 official languages.The programme is headed by the National Prosecuting Authority and involves government departments, international organisations and civil society partners.People who are trafficked are taken to another place or other places — inside or outside their countries — to be exploited.They are trafficked for different purposes, for example: prostitution, forced labour or the removal of their body parts. Debt bondage is one of the methods used to hold victims of human trafficking hostage.The invitationHeardPSA personally invited Quentin Chong, the Muay Thai world champion, to take part in creating a powerful announcement that would represent South Africa in the global competition, reads a press release.Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art in which practitioners use their fists, elbows, knees and shins. Chong is known for his charity work and efforts in South Africa to fight human trafficking and modern day slavery.“I have empowered many women and men through self-defence workshops and Muay Thai training as well as actively helping special ops teams infiltrate and take down illegal organisations involved in prostitution and drugs,” Chong said.He has spent more than 16 years working with the youth of South Africa through his Muaythai Against Drugs Foundation. His training has ensured the participating youth are physically, mentally and emotionally aware and prepared when confronting dark situations.The Open Your Eyes projectChong called on South African actor Roxane Hayward to lead the Open Your Eyes project, before submitting it to the international panel of judges.The panel included legendary music producer Quincy Jones; actor and producer Wesley Snipes; film and stage actor Joseph Fiennes; actor Olivier Martinez; and feature film and commercial director Philip Boston.Roxane Hayward says of the Open Your Eyes project that working on something for a good cause to help raise awareness and hopefully save lives is rewarding in itself. “Coming second is the cherry on top.” (Image supplied)She started Muay Thai training with Chong more than a year ago, Hayward explained. “I have since felt liberated and empowered when faced with situations that would have, in the past, taken advantage of me.“Quentin made a great executive producer and together, along with the integral help of Saadiq Behardien and Farhana Parker, we created a strong concept that would serve as the main narrative for our PSA,” she said.“I wanted to create a powerful PSA with the knowledge and skills I have acquired through my years spent in front of the camera as an actress — it was now time for me to find my feet behind the camera through writing, directing and producing.”Because of the seriousness and importance of the subject, it was imperative that this PSA was carried out with precision, she said. “An impact needed to be made.”Watch the film here:Open Your Eyes showed how human trafficking and modern day slavery affected the lives of all people — all ages, sexes and races, said Hayward.“The footage in the PSA is of real gang members, real people and real events that transpired — all fearlessly captured by Kai Linder alongside Quentin Chong, Saadiq Behardien and myself. A valiant act, carried out in order to expose the truth.”Hayward and Chong roped in several local actors and others to participate in the project including Parker, Kosta Scholiadis, Behardien, Melissa Harribi, Benedikt Sebastian, Charles Tertiens, Kia Johnson, Charne King and Melissa Haiden.The South African team were notified by the project organisers recently that they had come second in the international competition.How to combat human traffickingTo prevent human trafficking, the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa advises the following:The Department of Labour in your area can help you validate job offers, particularly those outside your province or the country. Any suspicious conduct by prospective employers or their agents must be reported to the police.Look out for people — both men and women — who say they have job opportunities that promise you will earn a lot of money in a short space of time.Teach your children to be careful of adults who try to befriend them, whether in person, through cellphone or internet chat rooms.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Control those weeds sooner than later

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Troy Putnam’s area of Ohio, rain has been more than welcomed when it finally arrived this week. The drier conditions in the south central and southeast parts of the state have allowed weeds to become a problem that can’t wait much longer. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Putnam about those weeds and the upcoming wheat harvest for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Master in Animal Sciences graduate degree offered at OSU

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University is offering a new Master in Animal Sciences graduate degree. This program is different from a typical Master of Sciences (MS) in that research is not required and it is a non-thesis program. Acceptance into the program is similar to the other graduate programs in that an application must be submitted to the OSU Graduate School (, and after its review, the application is forwarded to the Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Animal Sciences for review. Requirements include a minimum of 3.0 GPA and a Graduate Records Examination score of at least 300. Admission decisions also are determined by availability of space in the program, availability of an advisor, and their area of interest.Students accepted into the program must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours, complete a final exam in the form of either a comprehensive written exam, professional project, research proposal, or a culminating paper, and present an exit seminar. The credit hours for the program must include the following:Core Courses  (9 cr hr) Specialization (choose one area; 11-12 cr hr)Animal SciencesNutritionMeat ScienceElectives (13-14 cr hr)This graduate program is aimed at individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and competence at the graduate level in preparation for entering the industry, attending professional school, or becoming an academic or outreach educator. The courses are not offered online, thus students need to travel to campus for the instruction, and standard tuition fees for graduate school apply. With research not being required, the program is more flexible than the traditional MS program. For additional information, contact Ms. Sarah Hancock, Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Animal Sciences, 110J Animal Science, 2029 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-688-1087,[email protected]last_img read more

Microsoft Relaunches Surface Tablets

first_imgAt its launch event in Chelsea this morning, Microsoft is showcasing its Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro devices, as well as new accessories that will promise better ease-of-use and more battery life.Both Surface devices will be available for pre-order beginning tomorrow, September 24, 2013 and for actual purchase on October 22, 2013 in select markets, according to Panos Panay, Corporate VP, Microsoft Surface. Prices start at $449 for the Surface 2 and $899 for the Surface Pro 2.Our own Dan Rowinski is on the scene and will report full details of these devices as the event progresses.Image courtesy of Reuters/Shannon Stapleton. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … readwrite The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Tags:#Microsoft#now#Surface#Surface Pro Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more