Junior to travel with New York Times journalist

first_imgThree thousand miles away in Europe, as Nicole Sganga waited to board a plane to Turkey, she found out she had been chosen by the New York Times to travel to a developing country with Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof.Sganga, a Notre Dame junior majoring in film, television and theater and political science with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy, received the opportunity through the annual “Win a Trip With Nick” contest sponsored by the New York Times.Sganga will travel with Kristof this summer to a developing country to raise awareness about global poverty, according to a Notre Dame press release. She will also contribute to a blog and create videos for the New York Times website.Sganga, who is currently studying abroad in Notre Dame’s London program, said she is trying to keep an open mind about the trip and looks forward to using her multimedia skills outside of the classroom.“In terms of expectations for the actual trip itself, I am certain that I will learn more than I have in all of my journalism classes combined,” she said. “It’s going to be something completely different.”The location of the trip has not been officially announced, but will most likely be to either Myanmar or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sganga said. She wants to report on the stories of places and people in those countries that are often neglected in the news, particularly women and children, she said.“Oftentimes it’s the women and the children whose stories go unheard, so it should be interesting to get to talk to some of them,” she said. “I think being a woman myself puts me in a unique position … where I am able to have those more candid conversations with other females.”The video journalism aspect of the program is what interests Sganga the most, she said, and she hopes to incorporate multimedia in a new way. However, she is also anticipating the obstacles that can confront video journalists in the field.“I always have a camera in my hand. It’s going to be a challenge to use the camera the right way in sensitive areas of the world,” she said. “I don’t want to create an uncomfortable situation for anyone else we’re covering.”As a longtime reader of Kristof’s column, Sganga said she was thrilled when she found out she would be able to travel and produce journalistic content with him.“He’s an incredible journalist in his own right,” she said. “The work he’s done is so inspiring. He’s very pro-woman, so I think that’s something that has attracted me to him as a journalist.”Bob Schmuhl, the director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, said Sganga’s distinction is a big deal for the program.“She was successful on her own, but certainly her selection will help to recognize journalism education at Notre Dame,” he said.Tags: New York Times, Prizelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: NPH to Judge America’s Got Talent & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NPH to Judge TalentNeil Patrick Harris will serve as one of the guest judges on the latest season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The Tony winner and infamous multihyphenate is set to help determine which 36 acts will move on to the live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall. The four week-long “Judge Cuts” will premiere on July 14 and lead into the live performance shows beginning August 11. Harris’ own series for the Peacock Network, Best Time Ever, is scheduled to bow this fall.Jessie Mueller & James Monroe Iglehart Team Up2014 Tony winners Jessie Mueller (Beautiful) and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) will co-host the Tony’s Creative Arts Awards. The trophies for the 14 categories will be awarded during the first hour of the Tony ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on June 7.Sam Shepard Arrested for Drunk DrivingActor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested for aggravated drinking while intoxicated outside a restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., on May 25. According to the AP, the restaurant called police worried about a patron who appeared to be too impaired to get behind the wheel; Shepard was previously arrested for drunken driving in January 2009. He will next be represented on Broadway by his 1982 play Fool for Love, which will make its Great White Way debut, starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell, this fall.Joanna Gleason & Richard Schiff Board The AffairTony winner Joanna Gleason and Broadway alum Richard Schiff have been tapped for the second season of Showtime’s The Affair, reports Variety and Deadline. The pair, both of whom are The West Wing vets, will play recurring roles in the show, which is headlined by 2015 Tony nominee Ruth Wilson and stage and screen star Dominic West.Jimmy Smits Set for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix MusicalEmmy winner Jimmy Smits, who was last seen on Broadway in 2009’s God of Carnage, will lead Baz Luhrmann and Netflix’s previously reported new musical series The Get Down. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smits will take on the role of Papa Fuerte AKA Francisco Cruz, a South Bronx political boss who provides services to his constituents that the city has failed to. The 13-episode show is set in 1970s New York and will premiere next year. We can’t wait—it sounds like Empire crossed with West Side Story and Saturday Night Fever!Watch Ben Platt Preview Dear Evan HansenBen Platt begins performances in the world premiere of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Dear Evan Hansen in Washington, D.C. on July 10, and he recently gave an audience a sneak peek of the musical before a special screening of his latest film, Pitch Perfect 2. Check it out below! View Comments Star Filescenter_img Ben Plattlast_img read more

Rocky Point Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old man was fatally struck by an SUV while he was crossing a road in his hometown of Rocky Point on Wednesday evening.Suffolk County police said Chamale Cubule was walking across Route 25A when he was struck by an eastbound Hyundai Santa Fe just east of Rocky Point Road at 11:35 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead. The driver was not charged.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img

Sogo to exit stage left in £100m Criterion sale

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How Brexit could affect investment fund ‘passports’

first_imgUK-based asset managers are not expecting major upheavals to EU-domiciled funds from the country’s departure from the EU, according to experts.As UK prime minister Theresa May today begins the two-year process of negotiations with her EU counterparts, the country’s financial services sector is bracing for fundamental changes to its relationship with its biggest overseas market.Data from trade body the Investment Association (IA) showed that UK investors had £105.3bn (€121.3bn) invested in non-UK domiciled funds at the end of January. Ireland and Luxembourg are the primary homes for these funds. Meanwhile, non-UK investors had £67.6bn invested in UK-domiciled funds managed by IA members.However, commentators have played down the impact of Brexit negotiations on cross-border investors. David Suetens, managing director of State Street in Luxembourg, told IPE it could prove difficult post-Brexit to sell funds domiciled in Luxembourg or Ireland into the UK if fund passporting rules are affected. However, the global appeal of these funds could mitigate this effect, he said.“Luxembourg and Irish funds are for the most part cross-border products recognised and distributed worldwide,” Suetens said. “Even if the passport were lost, regulations will nevertheless still be aligned, which should allow for sale into the UK as is already the case in other non-EU states. Luxembourg funds are registered for distribution in 70 countries worldwide.”For EU investors in UK funds, Suetens said there could be “some re-shuffling of products and investors”.“Promoters will most likely re-direct EU investors to EU-based vehicles and keep OIECs [UK investment vehicles] as local distribution products,” he said. “This said, to the extent regulatory frameworks for funds remain comparatively equivalent between the UK and the EU, and consumers are still allowed to purchase cross border… the choice ultimately will still reside with the investor who will ultimately set the course.”State Street recently helped M&G – the asset management arm of British insurance giant Prudential – set up a Luxembourg SICAV to help distribute its products on the continent. Suetens said the process – which began before June 2016’s historic referendum – was unaffected by the Brexit-related uncertainty.“Once the decision was made to set up a cross-border platform outside the UK and specifically in Luxembourg, the rules and process to follow were quite clear,” he said.Julian Korek, global head of compliance and regulatory consulting at Duff & Phelps, said the success of EU fund domiciles such as Luxembourg and Ireland meant there was “no real need for managers to move wholesale operations abroad” from the UK.However, Diala Minott, corporate finance partner at law firm Paul Hastings, said some asset managers still faced the task of convincing important staff to move away from London.“We have seen some regulatory arbitrage ‎occurring in the industry with managers worrying about how they will convince their best talent to move way from London,” she said. “In most cases, the decision will come down to personal preferences as well as what historical infrastructure asset managers have in certain European jurisdictions.”Cutting ties with Europe could open more opportunities for the UK asset management sector to sell its own funds into other markets outside Europe, Duff & Phelps’ Korek added. He highlighted Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, and India as four markets with which he expected trading flows to strengthen.However, Michael Collins, CEO of private equity trade body Invest Europe, urged his members to prepare for a worst-case scenario.“The Brexit negotiations will be unprecedented in their complexity and even if all the issues cannot be settled in two years an extension of the talks or a transitional deal is far from guaranteed,” Collins said. “We advise all our members to consider the consequences for their activities of a UK exit from the EU in March 2019 without a deal on the future relationship.”Fund passports for alternatives – introduced under the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive – could be affected by Brexit, he added. “An investor in one of the 27 remaining EU countries wanting access to UK-based funds might consider drawing up a contingency plan,” he said.last_img read more

Gold Coast property market tipped to be one of the nation’s top performing in 2019

first_imgBuyers from across the country will descend on Royal Pines Resort on Monday in the hope of snapping up at least one of the more than 100 properties going under the hammer.The Event kicks off at 10am.A number of agencies across the Coast held auction events this week, including Professionals John Henderson Real Estate, Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, Lucy Cole Prestige Properties and multiple Ray White offices.First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise and Ray White Gold Coast South Network are among the agencies that will hold auction events next week. MORE NEWS: How to earn $87,460 more instantly Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The Gold Coast property market is tipped to be one of the nation’s top performing in 2019.THE Glitter Strip is in a good position to become one of the biggest stars of the Australian property market this year, a leading real estate expert says.Ray White Surfers Paradise chief executive Andrew Bell said the same fundamentals that drove the property market ahead of the Commonwealth Games would continue to boost growth over the next few years.“The Gold Coast has crystallised its position as Australia’s sixth largest city through an economic transformation that has been a long time coming,” Mr Bell said.He said $20 billion of infrastructure spending in recent years had put the Gold Coast in its strongest economic position yet.“All this development is not only making the Gold Coast stronger but it’s also providing significant employment opportunities now and for years to come,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoRay White Surfers Paradise Group’s chief executive Andrew Bell at The Event last year. Pic Mike BatterhamDespite what some may suggest, Mr Bell said the Gold Coast wasn’t likely to follow in the footsteps of Sydney and Melbourne as its property prices increased at a much more sustainable rate than its southern counterparts.His comments come ahead of Ray White Surfers Paradise’s legendary annual auction, The Event.MORE NEWS: Mega mansion sale sets the barlast_img read more

Fund Raisers

first_imgI know that all of you have been approached to contribute to at least one fund raiser this year so far. Some are well worth the cause and are easy to contribute to because of the good they will do. What you must watch out for is who is doing the fund raiser. Only contribute to those run by non-profit groups who are not professional fund raisers. These are local groups that promise (and do) donate all the proceeds to the charity they say they are backing. Watch out for any that says “national”, because you can bet that a lot of the money will go to the organizers and not the charity. Good ones are run by local things like: sororities, fraternal orders, churches, local individuals that are well known in their community, and schools. A few that come to mind locally are the Relay for Life, Bulldog Open, Class Trips, After Prom, etc. The sad part is that so many deserving groups have to go to these fund raisers that local merchants are bombarded with requests and must choose between so many deserving ones. Already schools are going to “pay to play” just to put a team on the field. Few understand that tax money cannot be used to pay for sports. Thank heavens for things like the Rising Sun Foundation, The Hillenbrand Foundation, and the Community Foundations and their annual gift giving.last_img read more

Art in Nature returning to Versailles State Park

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The cold is here to stay, but it’s not too early to start thinking about spring and getting outdoors, especially if you are a budding artist.Art in Nature classes will be back again this year at the Versailles State Park.Daily classes are scheduled April 3 – 8 at the Recreation Hall.The classes are free again this year.Classes are open to the public, but are limited to 20 seats in each class.Individuals may only sign up for a total of 3 classes.Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Ripley County Tourism Bureau at 689-7431 or by emailing ripleycountytourism@gmail.com, and are due by March 18.April 3rd, Monday-6-8pm, Grapevine Wreath Making with Sara BettisApril 4th, Tuesday-6-8pm, Garden Art Posts with Kia ForemanApril 5th, Wednesday-6-8pm, Recycled Art with Annette GeilApril 6th, Thursday-6-8pm, Watercolors with Debi BlackApril 7th, Friday-6-8pm, Wood Turning (Southeastern Indiana Wood Turners) must be age 10+April 8th, Saturday-1-3pm, Jewelry Making with Joy StapletonSaturday evening 6-8pm Art in Nature II Community Art Show open to the public Refreshments, and live music by Sandy and Chopper will be provided starting at 6pm.Artists may take their work home following the art show ending at 8pm.last_img read more

Traffic restrictions in effect at BHS

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Traffic restrictions will go into place at Batesville High School beginning Monday (2/6).School officials say that due to construction, the east drive between the stop sign and band practice area near the tennis courts will be closed daily from 8:00 AM to 2:40 PM.All student drivers who leave and/or return during the day will enter and exit from Huntersville Road.The front drive and main entrance will remain open to parent and visitor traffic.School officials ask parents who pick up students after school, to the furthest point west in the front drive beginning at 2:30 PM.Traffic will not be permitted to wrap around the construction site or along the east drive.All normal traffic patterns will be available before and after school hours.These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Sarfaraz Ahmed urges fans to not make abusive personal remarks after ‘fat pig’ comment

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Sarfaraz Ahmed and the Pakistan cricket team has undergone a roller-coaster journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They suffered a big loss to arch-rivals India in Old Trafford and there were questions about the kind of cricket Pakistan were playing. Following the India match, the team was heavily criticised with Sarfaraz bearing the brunt of the criticism. The Pakistan skipper was trolled for apparently yawning in the game. There also emerged a video in which Shoaib Malik and his wife Sania Mirza are seen with Wahab Riaz and Imam-ul-Haq has led to different theories and stories on social and mainstream media. He also said that players went out with their families after taking due permission from the team manager.  The viral video has also led Sania tweeting that whoever recorded the video had not done the right thing as it was an invasion of privacy and that players eating out with their families was not a crime.The abuse continued in Manchester when a fresh video recently surfaced where skipper Sarfaraz was seen was walking in a mall in England with his son on his lap when a fan stopped him and asked why he was looking like a ‘fat pig’. Following Pakistan’s win against South Africa at Lord’s which kept their hopes of reaching the semi-final alive, Sarfaraz urged the fans to not make personal abusive remarks.“I can’t say anything about this. It’s not in our hands to control what people say about us. Winning and losing is part of the game and it’s not that we are the first team to have lost a match; previous teams also have faced defeats. Had earlier teams faced the kind of criticism that we are facing, they would have realised how much these things hurt us. Now, there is social media. People write, comment and say whatever they like. These incidents affect the psychology of the players. While criticising, one must not abuse. Criticise us on our cricket but don’t get abusive with us,” Sarfaraz said.For Pakistan, the equation is simple. They must win their remaining games. If they lose to New Zealand today, they will still not be eliminated. If they win two out of their three games, then they will have to hope England lose their remaining games and that Sri Lanka does not win more than one game. They will be hoping Bangladesh lose both their games. There is a possibility that if Pakistan wins all their games and that Australia, New Zealand lose one and India win all their games, there could be an India vs Pakistan semi-final. Pakistan lost for the seventh consecutive time to India in World Cups.Pakistan faces a must-win situation in their three remaining games.Pakistan registered wins only against England and South Africa so far in 2019 tournament.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more