AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis Canadian easily makes the cut as the most accommodating barber in Québec for the way he makes haircuts bearable for super-sensitive children with autism.A recent photo of the good-natured barber, Franz Jacob, shows him down on the floor with Wyatt, whose mother posted on Facebook praising the “everyday hero” for the care he gives his special clients.RELATED: Plane Passengers Are Left “In Awe” of Woman’s Kindness Towards Agitated Boy With AutismThe six-year-old is both hyposensitive and hypersensitive, so having his hair touched can feel unbearable, his mom, Fauve Lafrenière, told CBC News.Jacob’s salon Authentischen Barbier is the only shop where Wyatt gets the welcome and sensitive care he needs.Determined to get the job done, Mr. Jacob follows him around the salon with his tools—and kindness— so he can finish the cut.(WATCH the video below)Trim the Negativity in Your Friends, Click to Share… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Members of the class of 2024 were introduced to campus last week with a revamped Welcome Week meant to mirror previous years’ programs while also fostering a safe environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.The first-years were separated into two groups — blue and gold. The blue group arrived Monday, Aug. 3, with the gold group moving in behind them Wednesday, Aug. 5. The separate arrival dates allowed for increased distancing and safety during move-in. Although the gold group had less time on campus, the programming was nearly identical for the two groups, according to the co-directors of welcome activities, Lauren Donahue and Andrew Whittington.Over the course of the week, students had the ability to hear from Campus Ministry, the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being and the Center for Social Concern. Every college –– with representatives from every major — and many more campus centers and organizations. Donahue and Whittington said the programs are meant to give first-years a chance to explore.“We seek to share the unique characteristics of a Catholic, Holy Cross undergraduate education with our new students to set initial expectations for being members of a safe and inclusive community, to introduce and inspire engagement in academic and residential life at Notre Dame, and to facilitate the exploration of University resources available to students and their families,” Whittington and Donahue said.While Welcome Week certainly looked different from what returning students might remember, first-years still got to experience annual, though slightly-altered, traditions such as the Welcome Mass, watching Rudy in the football stadium, visiting the Grotto for the first time and taking a class photo in the stadium. For all of these events, adjustments were made to maintain students’ health and safety. For the Welcome Mass and the movie, each student received an assigned seat located next to either their family or their roommate and distantly surrounded by other residents of their dorm.The grotto visit was staged in waves and organizers enforced a strict six-foot social distancing guideline during the service. In addition, two class photos for the class of 2024 were taken Sunday in the stands of the football stadium, rather than on the field, with the intention of merging the two images together after the fact.Even in this time of uncertainty and adjustment, many freshmen and transfer students were able to have a memorable welcome to Notre Dame. First-year Aiden Robertson said that watching Rudy in Notre Dame Stadium and partaking in his dorm’s traditions were his two favorite parts of the week’s activities.“Everything played as normal,” Robertson said when asked about his thoughts of the effects of the COVID-19 adjustments.“It’s been fantastic,” Robertson said. “I don’t think I’ve been somewhere where people have been this nice. Everyone here seems to have a vested interest in the success of everybody else.” Courtesy of Katrina Vogel Members of the Farley Hall Welcome Week team prepare to introduce first-years to their dorm community.The team tasked with planning all of the welcome events included the Welcome Week Steering Committee (WWSC), hall staff and individual dorm teams composed of upperclassmen residents. The teams struggled with recreating the welcoming experience of previous years while adhering to the new protocols around campus.“It took a lot of time and a lot of ideas that didn’t end up working, but in the end, I think we did the best that we possibly could have considering the circumstances,” junior Katrina Vogel, who served as Farley Hall Welcome Week co-captain, said.After much deliberation, the Welcome Week planning committees settled on a plan to create a hybrid experience for the first-years. The events were to be half in-person and the other half on Zoom. Logistically, this posed a challenge. On top of the individual dorm activities organized by their respective teams, the WWSC utilized new spaces such as the stadium, several ballrooms and lecture halls, the Stepan Center and numerous quads for orientation events.“While utilizing new spaces presented challenges, it also served as an incredible example of the collaboration across campus. Departments and teams from every corner of the University worked in a particular way to welcome new students,” Donahue and Whittington said.With Welcome Week over and the first week of classes underway, the first-years are experiencing their first taste of college life. Through their experience this week and beyond, Vogel said she would encourage first-years to talk to everyone.“It will be hard this year, but when sitting in socially distant classes, [they should] just turn to the person next to them, introduce themselves and start a conversation [that] could make a world of difference,” Vogel said. “You truly never know who could turn out to be one of your best friends for life.”Tags: 2020 fall semester, class of 2024, Welcome Week 2020, Welcome Week Steering Committee
On Friday, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Denis McDonough, a professor of the practice of public policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs, to the position of secretary of veterans affairs, permitting Senate approval.McDonough has been a Notre Dame faculty member since 2017, teaching courses on public policy analysis and formulation as well as writing for policy, government and nongovernmental organization management and leadership.Recently, he has contributed expertise to the Keough School’s Global Policy Initiative and has worked on the Presidential Transition Index, which studies weaknesses of the current presidential transition process. He will remain on the Notre Dame faculty on academic leave.Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, McDonough served as the White House chief of staff in the Obama administration from February 2013 to January 2017.University President Fr. John Jenkins congratulated McDonough on the nomination and recognized him for his work at Notre Dame in a press release.“Denis is a dedicated public servant who, over the past three years, has been a valued member of our Keough School faculty, sharing his considerable expertise in public policy, international and domestic affairs and management with both graduate and undergraduate students,” Jenkins said. “I join his campus colleagues in extending congratulations on his nomination and wish him well in the confirmation process.”Tags: denis mcdonough, Joe Biden, Keough School of Global Affairs, Veterans Affairs
Vo reportedly old police he broke loose from his son and got into the home and retrieved a firearm. He then went back into the kitchen and stood at the door that leads to the garage and told police, “he could see Peter, his daughter and wife on the other side of the door.”He then fired a shot to scare his son.The bullet struck his son, Tran, killing him. BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Lam Xuan Vo for manslaughter in the death of his son.Vo, 45, of Port Arthur, is accused of the second degree felony stemming form an incident that occurred May 15.A probable cause affidavit issued for the arrest of Vo showed that he and his son, Peter Tran, 23, had gotten into a physical fight on the night of May 15 in a garage in a home in the 2000 block of Woodrow Drive. Police believe Vo was reckless when he fired the gun, knowing his son was on the other side of the door, according to the affidavit.Vo was initially charged with murder and bond set at $500,000 but the charge was changed to manslaughter and corresponding bond at $100,000. He bonded out of jail May 19.
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TriGate Capital announced the acquisition of a four-property retail portfolio in Metro Phoenix by TriGate Property Partners II, L.P (TPP II).TPP II completed the acquisition of the ±306,959 SF portfolio from C-III Realty Services on October 31. The individual properties range in size from 20,000 SF to 150,000 SF and are located throughout the metro area including Tempe, Ahwatukee, Peoria, and Fountain Hills.The portfolio of properties includes:>> Elliot Plaza: SWC of Elliot Road and Priest Drive>> Ahwatukee Mercado: SWC 48th St and Elliot Road>> Ventana Lakes Village Center: NEC Lake Pleasant and Beardsley Road (above photo)>> Fountain Hills Crossing: 16650 East Palisades Boulevard“We are pleased to announce the addition of four more retail properties to our Phoenix portfolio,” said Keith Schneider, vice president with TriGate. “With this acquisition, we now control ten retail properties representing over 650,000 square feet in the Phoenix area. We have witnessed strong absorption within the portfolio we acquired last year, and this was a great opportunity to expand our footprint in Phoenix.” The new four-property portfolio is approximately 70% occupied today.This acquisition is TriGate’s second in Metro Phoenix and it intends to pursue additional value add opportunities in the market. In January 2012, it acquired a six-property, ±353,823 SF retail portfolio that included properties in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Tolleson and Avondale.In addition to retail, TriGate is active in purchasing office and industrial assets across the country, but is primarily focused on high-growth Sunbelt markets. TriGate also purchases notes on commercial real estate assets and provides joint venture capital to partners wishing to recapitalize their assets.TriGate hired Cassidy Turley Arizona as its leasing and property management agent for the new four-property portfolio. Cassidy Turley was previously awarded the leasing and property management assignment for the six properties TriGate purchased at the beginning of the year.“We are excited to continue our relationship with TriGate to lease and manage this portfolio of retail properties. This new purchase expresses TriGate’s commitment to the Phoenix commercial real estate market. We have had success bringing their occupancy up with the first group of properties and are motivated to do it again.” said Chris Hollenbeck, associate vice president with Cassidy Turley’s Retail Group.Brad Douglass, Chris Hollenbeck, Cliff Johnston and John Appelbe with Cassidy Turley Arizona’s Retail Group are the leasing agents for the ten properties. Alisa Timm with Cassidy Turley Property Management is leading the management team for the portfolio.
Act with urgency on energy transition, Region urged at close of CSEF V#CSEF winds down: Ms Kim Osborne, OAS said discussion was rich; what needs to be done was clear, but challenges should not be underestimated pic.twitter.com/DTGLx6SLPQ — CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) January 25, 2017 The Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) concluded in Nassau, The Bahamas on Thursday following two days of robust…January 26, 2017In “CARICOM”Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum gets underway MondayThe fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) gets underway in Nassau, The Bahamas, Monday evening under the theme ‘Future Energy, 2027’. Prime Minster of the Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Forum which will be held at the British…January 21, 2017In “CARICOM”Stakeholders want CARICOM Heads of Government to meet on energyParticipants at a recently concluded high level forum want energy to be placed squarely before the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government to generate speedier action and firmer commitments to the transition to renewables. The general thinking at the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF V) held from 23 –…February 1, 2017In “CARDI”Share this on WhatsApp Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… Final panel discussion of the day The regulatory round table underway Focus on C-SERMS Participants at the CSEF V Participants at the CSEF V The Ministerial Panel The first full day of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEFV) discussions concluded on Tuesday evening. A Ministerial discourse started the proceedings. There were two other panel discussions that focused on shifting the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) from concept to action; lessons from the last five years of CARICOM Energy transition, and a round-table on the Integrated Resource Planning Process. On Wednesday, the focus will be on the experiences of Jamaica and The Bahamas with energy transition; finding innovative financing mechanisms and tools; and information and capacity-building with particular reference to: You may be interested in… Oct 5, 2020 building a culture of effective energy statistics and information management in the Region;integrating efficiency and renewable energy into the Regional energy system The final panel will focus on CARICOM’s energy transition for the next ten years. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Oct 1, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector… Oct 2, 2020
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