Indiana students to get free FAFSA help on College Goal Sunday

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp (Photo supplied/U.S. Department of Education) It’s almost time to apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 school year, and College Goal Sunday can help.Financial professionals from all across Indiana will be volunteering to help college-bound students and their families apply for financial aid during College Goal Sunday, which is set for October 25.Now in its 32nd year, College Goal Sunday has helped more than 94,000 Indiana students complete FAFSA properly and on time. Students must file for FAFSA by April 15 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid. This year, the event is completely virtual. To attend, simply visit CollegeGoalSunday.org on October 25 at 2 p.m. and click the link displayed on the page to enter the virtual event. Working from a computer/laptop is recommended. Students and their parents/guardians should bring completed 2019 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2019 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should also bring their income information.Students are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at studentaid.gov before logging in to the event.Every student who attends College Goal Sunday and submits a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of five $1,000 scholarships. The winners will be notified in April.To learn more, visit CollegeGoalSunday.org. Indiana students to get free FAFSA help on College Goal Sunday IndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest Previous articleBerrien County officers to keep watchful eye on bus stops during Operation Safe Stop weekNext articleArrest made in drive-by shooting death of 7-year-old Chrisyah Stephens Brooklyne Beatty Google+center_img Facebook TAGScollegeCollege Goal SundayfafsaFederal Student AidIndianastudents Facebook By Brooklyne Beatty – October 16, 2020 0 299 Twitter Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham And Christine McVie Recording New Album

first_imgLindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac are set to record a duet album together under the name Buckingham McVie, according to a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. The moniker harks back to the cult duo Buckingham Nicks, Lindsey and Stevie Nicks‘ pre-Fleetwood Mac duo.“I’ve been sending Lindsey demos in their very raw form,” McVie said from Studio D in West Los Angeles, “and he’s been doing his Lindsey magic on them, which I love.” The singers told the LA Times that their new record should be released in May. Buckingham commented on the particular chemistry between the two, saying “All these years we’ve had this rapport, but we’d never really thought about doing a duet album before.”McVie, who is best known for writing and singing Mac gems including “Don’t Stop,” “Over My Head” and “Think About Me,” acknowledges that, early on in the Buckingham-McVie project, she doubted her ability to reconnect with her muse, after spending 16 years away from music until rejoining Fleetwood Mac in 2014.While it bears the names of Buckingham and McVie, they are not the only members of the Fleetwood Mac family contributing to the record. Bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood are set to perform on it.We can’t wait to hear how this new collaboration turns out![via LA Times]last_img read more

David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Announces 2018 Lineup

first_imgFor the third year in a row, David Shaw is bringing the Big River Get Down to his beloved hometown of Hamilton, Ohio. The Revivalists’ frontman will be hosting the musical event on Saturday, September 8th, along the Great Miami River at the RiversEdge Amphitheater. With every detail hand-selected by David Shaw himself, the one-day festival is sure to be something special.With The Revivalists leading the show, Shaw has tapped Samantha Fish, Andy Frasco & The UN, Jennifer Hartswick, Naughty Professor, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and Doc Robinson to rock the boat. On Friday night, before the festivities, David Shaw will play a special acoustic performance for VIP ticketholders. There will also be a Saturday afterparty with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and Andy Frasco & The UN.There are VIP, pre-sale, and after-party tickets are available now, with all tickets available on March 30th, at 10 a.m. EST. For more information, including set times, head to Big River Get Down’s official website here.last_img read more

Accelerating Dell Technologies Supercomputing With New NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnects

first_imgDiscovery and innovation have always started with great minds dreaming big, and this is very much the case today. As data analytics, high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) continue to converge and evolve, they are fueling the next industrial revolution and the next quantum leap in human progress. And with the help of increasingly powerful technology, we can all dream even bigger.Lightning-fast networks are a key enabler of this ongoing push to take things to a higher level. Whether it’s a quest to find new galaxies, discover new forms of energy or design vehicles that drive themselves, we need low-latency, high-bandwidth interconnects that can keep pace with the speed of today’s ever-growing data processing and storage needs. Anything less can impede system performance and slow the path to discovery and innovation.The quest for faster networking performance drove the rise of InfiniBand technology for server-side connectivity in HPC shops, hyperscale data centers and AI environments. The unique characteristics of InfiniBand break through the networking roadblocks in system architectures to deliver a better balance of processor performance, memory bandwidth and I/O performance. And in a parallel trend, Dell Technologies and other networking providers are delivering solutions that put more processing power in smart network interface controllers (NICs), switches and routers to automate network functions and accelerate system performance.And this brings us to the news of the day — the announcement of the 7th generation of the NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand architecture. This high-speed, extreme low-latency and high-density InfiniBand interconnect delivers the scalability and feature-rich technology needed for today’s supercomputers, AI applications and hyperscale cloud data centers.NVIDIA reports that this new generation of Mellanox InfiniBand sets world records for high performance networking, delivering 2X higher bandwidth per port (400Gb/s), 3X higher switch silicon port density, 5X higher switch system capacity and 32X higher AI acceleration power.The Mellanox InfiniBand architecture continues to enhance and extend NVIDIA In-Network Computing technologies, including pre-configured and programmable compute engines such as NVIDIA Mellanox Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)™, MPI tag matching and MPI All-to-All and programmable cores. NVIDIA says it adds up to the best cost per node and the best return on investment.We look forward to incorporating these latest InfiniBand capabilities into our HPC/AI systems. Advances like these that enable our customers to detect cancer in MRI images using AI models, make billions of AI-driven content recommendations without human involvement, and unlock the secrets of dark matter and other mysteries of our universe.This is all keeping in spirit with the Dell Technologies commitment to developing technologies that power human progress and transform lives. And that’s just what is happening today, as we at Dell Technologies work with our partners to bring the latest innovations to data-driven organizations.For a look at some of the ways in which organizations are putting HPC and AI technologies to work to drive better outcomes, visit DellTechnologies.com/HPC and DellTechnologies.com/AI.last_img read more

Food Services opens new catering facility

first_imgNotre Dame Food Services introduced a new facility, the Center for Culinary Excellence (CCE), with a grand opening on Nov. 11. This facility was formerly known as the Food Services Support Facility, and it now prepares food for Notre Dame’s cafés, dining halls and catered events.The CCE houses a new catering kitchen, bake shop and Grab-n-Go program. The relocation of catering at North Dining Hall to the CCE opens up the opportunity for possible renovations in North Dining Hall.“Our goal is to improve student dining as well as our culinary experience on campus,” John Glon, manager of the CCE, said. “We have our own kitchen here, which we’ve built so that the staff at North Dining Hall can fully concentrate on the students.”The CCE achieves the goal of separating the student dining experience from the catering experience.“Chris Abayasinghe, director of Food Services, has put a big emphasis on separating our student dining staff from our catering staff to use those two as separate entities,” Glon said.Glon said in the past, dorms were built closer to North Dining Hall but eventually started to shift south.“Back in the 90s, South Dining Hall did mostly catering, and North Dining Hall did most of student dining due to location,” he said.Glon said the rapid growth in catering production at Notre Dame has called for efforts to balance both the student dining experience with catering.“Really, the biggest driving reason [for the CCE] was to take care of our customers better and take both catering and student dining with better respect to culinary excellence,” Glon said.Food Services also takes pride in its efforts for sustainability, and with the establishment of the CCE, food supplies will be delivered directly to campus units instead of being delivered to a central storage area first, Glon said.Throughout all these changes, Glon said his favorite part of the job and the overall experience has been the challenges.“The most rewarding part is when we exceed the expectations of the students and the customers, and we achieve what we are trying to do,” Glon said.Tags: CCE, center for culinary excellence, food services support facility, glon, john glon, North Dining Hall, South Dining Halllast_img read more

Jamestown Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgWNY News Now File Image.JAMESTOWN – Officials with the City of Jamestown say the annual Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Executive Assistant to the Mayor Zach Altschuler confirmed to WNYNewsNow that last week the United Veterans Council of Jamestown made the decision to not hold the event due to restrictions on gathering sizes.“Even though the Governor’s order only goes to the 15th at the moment, we anticipate that there may not be any (large) social gatherings (going forward),” explained Altschuler. “I think it was getting tough for them (the United Veterans Council) to get it set up in time.”Altschuler says the group still plans to hold a ceremony honoring fallen heroes at the Veterans Memorial Park. The City of Dunkirk announced Tuesday their Memorial Day Parade and services have also been canceled due to COVID-19.Altschuler says that he is hopeful the community can have a parade and traditional ceremony next year.WNYNewsNow has reached out to the United Veterans Council of Jamestown for more information and will update this report. Share: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)last_img read more

Owner of Bushway Packing pleads nolo contendere to charge of cruelty to animals

first_imgAttorney General William H Sorrell announced today that Frank Perretta, age 52, has pleaded nolo contendere to a charge of animal cruelty in connection with the operation of Bushway Packing, Inc.Perretta entered the plea today in Grand Isle County pursuant to a plea agreement with the State. Under the terms of the agreement,  Perretta will receive a suspended sentence of zero to one year, pay a fine of $2,000 and will complete 120 hours of community service, not involving work with animals. In addition, the court entered an order that Perretta forfeit any future right to participate in any animal husbandry or slaughterhouse activity.According to papers filed in court, the charge stemmed from the alleged excessive shocking of a calf being processed at the Bushway Packing plant. Following a complaint by the Humane Society of the United States, which had employed an undercover operative to film conditions at the plant, the US Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, and Food Safety Inspection Service, conducted an investigation, which resulted in the filing of the criminal charge.The misdemeanor charge carries a possible sentence of not more than one year imprisonment and not more than $2,000 in fines.The Bushway Packing plant is no longer in operation.Source: Vermont AG. 10.27.2010last_img read more

Tough Enough

first_imgHobie Call crosses a river during a 2011 Spartan Race. Photo by Nuvision ActionSpartan Race champ Hobie Call weighs the future of obstacle racingBy Coleman WoodHobie Call is probably not someone you would consider a “normal” runner. For years, Call ran marathons while working a full-time job and raising a family. By 2008, nearing his mid-30s, he began thinking up extreme running feats, setting the unofficial world record for the fastest lunge mile (24:56) and setting several unofficial running records while wearing a 40-pound weighted vest (he ran a 4:40 mile while wearing one).In 2011, the founder of the Spartan Race series, Joe DeSena, offered $100,000 to anyone who could win all 14 of his Spartan Races (including the Death Race) in the U.S. that year. Call won six races in a row and was on his way to a sweep until he had to drop out of the Death Race due to near-hypothermia. He has competed in 33 obstacle races since 2011. Here are his thoughts on one of America’s fastest growing sports.BRO: How did you first get involved in obstacle racing?I had been plagued by injuries for much of 2009-2010, and five months before my 34th birthday I decided that I had given it my all. I decided to race a few marathons in 2011, hopefully make a few thousand dollars, and then retire my dream.But then a miracle happened. Some crazy guy named Joe DeSena was offering $100,000 to anyone who could win all of his Spartan obstacle races in the US in 2011. As luck would have it, I just happened to be doing high-intensity upper body workouts along with my running at the time so I wouldn’t have to run outside in the dark every day. That, coupled with my strength-based running program, had me believing that I might just excel at this kind of race. What was your first obstacle race like?For the first time in I couldn’t even tell you how many years, I felt like a kid again. Never had a race proved to be as uniquely challenging, exciting, and fun as this one. Immediately I knew I had found my sport. Road racing, trail running and triathlons just didn’t compare. For the first time after the race people weren’t standing around talking about their times or how many miles they run a week. They actually talked about the race itself.What is your training regimen leading up to an obstacle race? How do you train for a race that changes each time you run it?I was running three times a week and doing upper body three times a week. My leg days were more strength-based running as opposed to speed- or endurance-based, for example, running with a weight vest and doing a lot of weighted lunges. My upper body workouts were very cardio-intensive —  a good mixture of dumbbell exercises and body-weight exercises, with the focus on making sure I worked every muscle through a full range of motion to eliminate any weaknesses.To know how to train, I just need to know the amount of speed I need to have for the fastest races, the amount of endurance for the longer races, minimum strength required for the toughest obstacles and then train to those specifications. That is why I lost the Vermont Beast both years; it takes almost twice as long to complete as the second longest race in the series, and I just don’t train for that kind of endurance.After missing out on the $100,000 Spartan Race prize in 2011, you went on to win all but one of the remaining Spartan Races for the rest of the year. What motivated you to keep trying to win after the prize money was off the table?Money is nice — after all, we all need it to pay our bills — but if it was really about the money, I would have given up many years ago. You can’t stop living your dream just because things don’t always go your way.What is the appeal of running an obstacle race, many of which are designed to break the spirits of even the strongest competitors?It’s absolutely awesome. To overcome such challenges makes these events life-changing moments for so many people. Just to be in the festival area after the race is very rewarding. It’s not very often that you get to be around so many people that have just overcome some of the greatest challenges life has thrown at them.Why do you think participating in obstacle races is growing at a much faster rate than traditional races?Five reasons:(1) They are more fun to train for;(2) They are more fun to race;(3) They are more uniquely challenging and, thus, a more rewarding experience to overcome;(4) They are more fun to watch;(5) The opportunity to help others and to receive help from others during the event is also very rewarding and something to look forward to.Do you think the goal of most people competing in these races is to win? If not, what is?No, only a select few are focused on winning. For most, it’s the unknown and uniqueness of the challenges, the opportunity to push yourself to a new level, and the camaraderie that you build with fellow athletes while on the course.With several serious injuries and fatalities reported at obstacle races over the past two years, do you think these events can go too far?They could, but I think they’ve done a pretty good job so far of not doing that. You as an individual still need to use good judgment while on the course and know when to skip an obstacle if you don’t feel safe. In all reality, just as many people are seriously injured and die in marathons. Safety is more about the individual using good judgment than about the course.last_img read more

Jamaica Takes On Corruption

first_img Jamaican authorities convened in Kingston at the end of March 2011 for a two-day conference focused on rooting out corruption. Prime Minister Bruce Golding related the high crime rate in Jamaica to the high level of corruption in the country. “That corrosive element called corruption has invaded so many institutions of authority, including the police force, that the role of the [proposed special prosecutor] is critical in this fight,” Golding said. Law enforcement officials are looking at the problem of corruption to identify the various types, levels and anticorruption initiatives in the region. The working group sought to identify anti-corruption best practices, draft a regional strategy, and set up a framework for a regional lawenforcement network to end corruption. Prime Minister Golding also called on citizens to fight corruption at all levels. “It requires a coalition of forces and a coalition of efforts. It involves the government, it involves the media and it requires, importantly, a recovery and a rebuilding of the values and standards that will turn the face of our society against corruption,” Golding added. By Dialogo April 01, 2011last_img read more

NAFCU’s Carrie Hunt details 2016 priorities and more

first_imgEach year top organizations worldwide set their goals and priorities to meet or exceed over the next 12 months. One needs to have a plan to succeed these days. And NAFCU, being no different, has set its priorities for 2016 to continue its concerted efforts in advancing the credit union movement — especially on Capitol Hill. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img