first_imgIs it hard to find time to run errands between schoolwork, sports and clubs? Problem solved: erraNDs-4-U, a new student-run delivery service, will do the shopping for you. Senior Shea Streeter and junior Angelise Hadley began the business with just $30 as a project for their introduction to entrepreneurship class. “Everyone here is so busy that it’s often a huge ordeal to have to get off campus for little day-to-day items, especially for the people who don’t have cars. When given the task to start a business, I thought that we’d be able to reach a huge portion of the student population and would hopefully be able to make their lives a little easier,” Hadley said. Streeter said they began the project because it is often inconvenient for students who live on campus to get toiletries and other essential items. “Every year I’ve been at Notre Dame it’s been a struggle to try to get off campus to go shopping for the things I need. I know that there are lots of other students who have the same difficulty, so I started erraNDs-4-U with Angelise in order to give students a convenient alternative to taking a taxi or going without necessities like shampoo for days,” Streeter said. Drivers shop at both Super Target and Super Wal-Mart and service fees are $5 for one to five items, $7 for six to 10 items and $10 for more than 10 items. They make deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students also have the option to ride along to the store for a $5 fee. Seats are on a first-come-first-served basis. To place an order, students can either send an e-mail to [email protected] or fill out an order form through a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ND.erraNDs4U. Hadley said feedback about the new service has been positive thus far. “People who we’ve told about the business or advertised to have all said that it is a great idea and a much-needed service,” Hadley said. Currently, services are provided solely to students living on campus at Notre Dame. “Right now, we are putting our focus on the Notre Dame dorms. However, that’s not to say that we won’t expand to Saint Mary’s College and off-campus students in the future,” Hadley said. Just in its beginning stage, Streeter and Hadley are the sole errand-runners, but they said the business has great potential to expand. “We hope to be able to reach as many students as possible and maybe expand to have more students working for us as drivers and deliverers,” Hadley said.last_img read more


first_imgOn the occasion of 27th birthday of BIH football player Edin Džeko, a charity match of BIH team and 27 boys and girls with special needs was played in the hall ‘Ramiz Salčin’ in Mojmilo, reports FENA.More than 1500 children attended the match which ended with 4:4, and the scorers of BIH team which was reinforced by boxer champion Adnan Ćatić, were: Ibričić, Džeko, Svraka, Vranješ. Begović, Medunjani and Ibišević also played for BiH team.After the match, Džeko and friends took photos and signed the autographs to children.last_img


first_imgIn three new videos produced by Oregon builder Hammer & Hand, lead carpenter Val Darrah explains how he keeps air sealing in mind as he frames the walls for his current project, the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House.Val explains why he prefers to use a router rather than a saw when he cuts out window openings in the OSB sheathing. He also shares his method of building window bucks out of 3/4-inch plywood.The OSB sheathing seams are treated with Prosoco R-Guard products: Joint and Seam Filler for the seams, and FastFlash for the inside of the window rough openings. Val explains that in damp weather, it’s easier and more effective to seal sheathing seams with Joint and Seam Filler, a moisture-cured sealing product, than with air-sealing tape.The concrete foundation will be insulated on the exterior with 6 inches of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. For more information on the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House project, visit this page on the Hammer and Hand website.last_img read more


first_imgView comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games For his part, Gonzales admits that he has had his fair share of lessons from Banal that he’s imparting to his wards, saying, “He always told us that the will to win is important but the will to prepare is vital. We’re still a rookie team and coach Koy’s team is built on veterans so we’re just hoping for the best.”Joseph Sedurifa and CJ Isit will banner Batangas in the conference-opener.In the first game, Centro Escolar University starts its buildup for the collegiate season, this time under coach Yong Garcia as it braces for dangerous Wangs Basketball in the game which tips off at 3 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES Luckily for Banal, he’ll have familiar faces by his side led by his brother Joel, who will be a consultant as Marinerong Pilipino opens its 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup campaign on Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.However, Banal’s buddies won’t be on his side this time, as he is set to engage in a coaching duel against his former deputy and now Batangas coach Eric Gonzales.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“Coach Eric is a champion coach and more or less, he knows my style. He’s been my assistant for a long time in Arellano and we go way, way back. That’s one thing where my anxiety also roots from and he knows how to lead his team and motivate his players,” he said.Banal will lean on Achie Iñigo, Julian Sargent, and veteran Mark Isip to lead the fight for the Seafarers in the 5 p.m. duel. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img PBA IMAGESOut of the sidelines for almost a year, coach Koy Banal admits that he’s a bit anxious going back to his old gig.“There’s a bit of rust, but it should not be an excuse,” said the veteran mentor.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Black looking at TNT as Meralco’s ‘likely’ quarterfinals foe BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more


first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments “In Lionel Messi’s case, he’s widely accepted by the people at all levels,” said Diego Manso, a local private security consultant.“All the same, the security systems will never overlook the probability of a lot of people wanting to approach him, wanting to touch him, take photos with him, from their risk analysis.”Messi and Roccuzzo live in Barcelona where he plays, but still return regularly to Rosario on holiday.The couple had their two children baptized there last year: Thiago, 4 and one-year-old Mateo, both born in Barcelona.“It’s no surprise that he is coming back here to get married,” one of the wedding guests, the player’s old school friend Diego Vallejos, told AFP.“He is an ordinary person who just wants to be near his family and friends. He is a humble person. Money has not changed his personality.”Messi and Roccuzzo met as children. He moved to Spain when he was 13 to join FC Barcelona. But they kept in touch.“They are the love of each other’s lives,” says Vallejos. The designer has dressed stars such as actresses Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara as well as Spain’s Queen Letizia.From 2200 GMT the guests will pack into the Hotel City-Center Casino, which stands right next to a crime-ridden slum run by drug gangs.“Messi’s wedding accentuates the sense of inequality that is symbolized by the casino in that neighborhood,” said Carlos del Frade, author of several books on the drug trade in Rosario.This city of 1.2 million people is also a cradle of footballing talent, however.“Rosario lives and breathes football. That is another reason Lionel feels so comfortable here,” the city’s mayor, Monica Fein, told AFP.ADVERTISEMENT “I think he is excited that through his wedding his friends (from abroad) will be able to get to know the city he loves so much.”Local delicaciesThe civil wedding ceremony and party will all take place inside the venue, and the guests will be lodged there too.Messi, 30 — considered a man of few words — has reportedly asked chefs to cook local delicacies such as “locro” stew and “empanada” pasties for the feast.The star dish is a typical Argentine beef roast including chitterlings, gizzards and kidneys.Uruguayan pop bands Rombai and Marama plus singer Karina, wife of Argentina footballer Sergio Aguero, will perform at the dance.It is not known whether the guests will also get a song from Shakira, the Colombian diva famous for “Whenever, Wherever.”Tight security and media scrumSome 155 journalists have been accredited to cover the bash, but have been warned they will have no access to the guests.Security will be handled by a private team of Israeli specialists used by Messi for all his excursions. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on bridge China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C), his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and sons pose with the trophy at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) final football match FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 27, 2017. Barcelona won 3-1. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOFootball and showbiz stars gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America’s celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, are expected among the 260 guests, according to media and locals close to the event.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ They will join old friends of the couple and footballers such as his Barcelona strike partners Luis Suarez and Neymar.The party at a casino in his hometown Rosario will be a respite for the player from his legal woes. A Spanish court last month rejected his appeal against a conviction for tax fraud.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAll-star guest listBrunette bride Roccuzzo, 29, will wear a dress by Spanish designer Rosa Clara, which has been flown over from Barcelona. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more


first_imgStar Wars: Force For Change in collaboration with Omaze will launch the Star Wars “Past, Present and Future” fundraising campaign to benefit UNICEF and Starlight Children’s Foundation.STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF STAR WARS WITH EPIC FUNDRAISING EVENTThe campaign is themed around the timeless appeal of Star Wars, with experiences inspired by the saga’s past, present, and future. Lucky winners will receive prizes, like the chance to appear in the upcoming Han Solo movie, tickets to the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or, an overnight stay at the fabled Skywalker Ranch.Over the course of four weeks between April 11th and May 11th, 2017, fans may enter at omaze.com/StarWars for a chance to win these once-in-a-lifetime Star Wars experiences, with each week bringing a new prize to be awarded to a randomly-selected winner. Additionally, at the end of the campaign, one randomly-selected grand prize winner will be awarded all three amazing experiences.Starlight Children’s Foundation is joining Star Wars: Force for Change as the initiative’s newest charity beneficiary in 2017. Through a $1 million grant, Star Wars: Force for Change supports the foundation’s core programs which are designed to bring comfort and joy and comfort to hospitalized kids through Starlight’s network of more than 700 children’s hospitals, clinics, camps and other partners across the US. Star Wars: Force for Change and fan donations through this campaign will also provide new Starlight programs, like fun, comfortable Star Wars-themed Starlight Brave Gowns, to tens of thousands of hospitalized children across the country.Since 2014, Star Wars: Force for Change and UNICEF have joined together to help improve the lives of children around the world. With the support of Star Wars fans, the collaboration has raised more than $9 million to help the world’s most vulnerable children. To date, Star Wars: Force for Change has helped UNICEF save the lives of over 30,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition through the distribution of over 4 million packets of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food Packets (RUTF) around the world.“In a year that we celebrate 40 years of the Star Wars saga, I continue to be inspired by the incredible generosity and charitable efforts of our fans,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “We are so proud of their tireless dedication to positively impact the lives of children and others around the world, and hope this year’s Force For Change campaign will offer a few of those wonderful fans an experience they will never forget.”Star Wars “Past, Present, and Future” Winner Experiences: • Past – Stay at Skywalker Inn, tour of the archives & the Ranch, and a screening of Star Wars: A New Hope • Present – Join the cast and attend the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere and exclusive after party • Future – Visit the set, meet the directors and have the chance to appear in the untitled Han Solo movie • Grand Prize – One winner will receive the Past, Present AND Future prizes!Fans are encouraged to follow the campaign at omaze.com/StarWars for exclusive updates each week.last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – George Weston Ltd. is forging ahead with its plan to reduce the number of different products offered by its bakery division but progress is slower than expected, chairman and CEO Galen G. Weston said Tuesday.Second-quarter sales at Weston Foods, the smaller of the company’s two main divisions, were down 8.1 per cent at $468 million due to a combination of currency fluctuations, volume and changes in the mix of products sold.The bakery division’s operating income was down 12.5 per cent from a year ago, at $21 million, and its adjusted EBITDA was down 11.1 per cent at $48 million — driven by the decline in sales and higher input and distribution costs.Galen Weston told analysts that the rationalization of the product lineup at Weston Foods — which supplies its sibling company Loblaw and other retailers — is a complex task that requires getting new orders to replace discontinued items.“You lose sales immediately and you hope you’re going to have new sales coming online. It’s not coming as fast as we expected,” Weston told analysts in a quarterly conference call.He added that the second quarter did show early signs of reduced overhead expenses due to the transformation and “we expect those benefits to continue as the year progresses. So that gives us the confidence to continue and push forward.”Weston Foods is about 60 per cent through the process of rationalizing the number of stock keeping units, or SKUs, that it offers and the process is expected to be complete next year.As usual, George Weston’s overall second quarter results were dominated by its holdings in Loblaw Companies Ltd., which operates Canada’s largest grocery business and the Shoppers Drug Mart chain of pharmacies. It also has investments in real estate through its holdings of the Choice Properties real estate trust.George Weston’s second-quarter net income plunged 77.6 per cent to $28 million and adjusted earnings slipped to $210 million, below analyst estimates on both counts. Overall sales slipped 1.2 per cent to $11.2 billion.Net income per share dropped to 21 cents from $160 million or $1.23 per share in last year’s second quarter. Weston’s adjusted earnings fell to $210 million or $1.63 per share.Analysts had estimated George Weston would have $1.40 per share of net income and $1.68 per share of adjusted earnings, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Last week, Loblaw announced that costs related to the acquisition of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust and non-operating factors pushed down its net income by 86.1 per cent.Loblaw’s adjusted earnings were down 5.6 per cent, at $421 million or $1.11 per share, but ahead of analyst estimates.George Weston said Tuesday that the CREIT acquisition had nominal impact on its net earnings attributable to common shareholders but there was a bigger impact from the underlying performance of its Loblaw and Weston Foods divisions.Companies in this story: (TSX:WN, TSX:L)last_img read more


first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,090.27, down 10.67 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $8.12 on 17.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 98 cents, or 4.59 per cent, to $20.37 on 17.1 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $7.03 on 15 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down one cent, or 0.28 per cent, to $3.53 on 9.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 26 cents, or 6.06 per cent, to $4.55 on 8.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 0.86 per cent, to $11.71 on 7.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX:THO). Base metals. Up 34 cents, or 9.9 per cent to $3.76 on 3.9 million shares traded. The miner restarted its La Arena gold mine in Peru following an agreement to end a protest and begin a formal dialogue to resolve complaints raised by members of the community of La Ramada. Work at the mine had been suspended for eight days starting on Aug. 30 due to protests by an estimated 80 to 100 people from La Ramada.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Utilities. Up 32 cents or 1.68 per cent to $19.39 on 671,000 shares traded. The Ontario electricity distributor named former CIBC executive Tom Woods as its permanent chairman after serving in the role on an interim basis since Aug. 14. He was among 10 new directors named as replacements for the company’s previous board, which resigned along with the CEO amid pressure from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government.last_img read more


first_imgOTTAWA – New research shows Export Development Canada provides 12 times as much financial backing to oil and gas companies as it did to clean technology companies over the last five years.The findings by lobby group Oil Change International show that the federal government’s export financing agency provided $62 billion to oil and gas companies between 2012 and 2017, compared to the $5 billion offered to the cleantech sector.Patrick Derochie, climate and energy program manager at Environmental Defence, says Canada cannot claim to be a climate leader when it is funnelling billions of dollars to keep spewing carbon and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The United Nations World Meteorological Association says the amount of carbon and other climate-changing gases trapped in the earth’s atmosphere hit new records in 2017.The federal Liberals repeatedly say clean technology is a $26-trillion opportunity that Canada is taking advantage of but environment groups believe Canada is working against itself by spending more money to encourage pumping oil out of the ground.The report comes the day after Ottawa extended new tax credits to companies who invest in new equipment and machinery, including clean tech equipment, all while admitting that some of that investment will encourage the production of more emissions.last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: An associate of Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, arrested in a case of allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan, opposed in a Delhi court Thursday the NIA plea for recording her voice sample for their investigation.A lawyer appearing for the accused — Nahida Nasreen — told Special Judge Rakesh Syal that the National Investigation Agency’s demand for her voice sample was not permissible under the law. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’According to a court source, NIA told the court that it had some audio recordings related to their ongoing investigation with which the agency required to match Nasreen’s voice. The submissions were made before the court during an in-camera proceedings. The court in December last year directed NIA to hand over the copy of the charge sheet and other documents filed along with it to Andrabi, chief of the banned outfit Dukhtaran-e-Milat, and her two associates Nasreen and Sofi Fehmeeda. Andrabi, Fehmeeda and Nasreen are currently in judicial custody. The charge sheet and the documents, which also include electronic copies of the accused’s speeches, videos and social media links, were handed over to the accused. The court posted the matter for further hearing on May 6.last_img read more