Kelly Deranek, Saint Mary’s senior, presented a proposal asking for funding for Dance Marathon. The event is in its fifth year at the College and raises money for the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. One of the final things SGA has done for the students of Saint Mary’s College is to help fund one of the bigger events on campus — Dance Marathon. Chesley and Smith were shadowing the current president and vice president in preparation for their terms in office. They will continue to observe until they are sworn in to office and, after elections for the other offices this week, the new class officers will also be attending the SGA meetings. “The event’s goal is to celebrate the hard work Dance Marathon has done all year to raise money for the hospital,” Deranek said. “It promotes awareness of the hospital but the Marathon night is all about fun.” In preparation for their upcoming term as leaders of Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) beginning April 1, juniors Rachael Chesley and Laura Smith attended Wednesday’s meeting. Chesley and Smith were voted in as SGA president and vice president, respectively, for the 2010-11 academic year during the election Feb. 26. Dance marathon will be held in Angela Athletic Facility from 8 p.m. March 26 to 8 a.m. March 27. The event is for Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross students. Deranek said they are expecting around 550 people, which is the largest attendance the event has ever had. The marathon is 12 hours of dancing with live entertainment and a DJ. It also includes food, games, last minute donations and a counting of how much money was raised. Hoffman also said she and the current SGA vice president and junior, Megan Griffin, were attempting to initiate a Saint Mary’ s heritage course. The course would be one credit and would teach students about the origins and founding values of the College. “The year is coming to a close very quickly and our term in office is almost over,” current SGA president and senior Jenny Hoffman said. “It’s time to think of what final things you would like to accomplish for the student body.” The board members for the event have already begun fundraising, but because all the money has been donated to the hospital, they still needed funding for the event, Deranek said. SGA has started to prepare for the end of the 2009-10 term and will meet only three more times before the newly elected officers are sworn in on April 1. Some of the suggestions made by the SGA members included vending machines in the Student Center and new vacuums in the dorms.
The headquarters of two important institutions are located in the Slatina area. In Voćin, it is the Papuk Nature Park, the only Geopark in Croatia, and in Noskovci, a public institution for the management of protected areas of nature and the ecological network of Virovitica-Podravina County with a hostel and the Drava Story Information and Education Center. Along with beautiful landscapes of protected nature along the Drava River, archeological sites, forested slopes and educational trails, these institutions represent more than significant potential and are the best prerequisite for tourism development, which together with the EPIcentar Sequoia Slatina project, with developed agriculture and wood industry, certainly become the driving force behind the economic development of the Slatina area. The project holder is the City of Slatina, and the project partners are the Public Institution for the Management of Protected Areas of Nature and the Ecological Network of Virovitica-Podravina County and the Slatina Tourist Board. The City of Slatina has applied for the EPIcentar Sequoia Slatinana project Public Invitation of the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds within the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 Priority Axis 6 “Environmental Protection and Sustainability of Resources”, Investment Priority 6c “Preservation, Protection promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage “, Specific Objective 6c2” Increasing the attractiveness, educational capacity and sustainable management of natural heritage sites. “The project was prepared by the City Development Agency Slatina GRAS in cooperation with professional services of the City and with the advisory support of the Virovitica Regional Development Agency. Podravina County VIDRA. The detailed design with the projection of the permanent exhibition of the EPIcentre Sequoia Slatina was made by the architect Ivana Pancirov from the company APE from Zagreb. Koncept stalnog izložbenog postava definira četiri tematske cjeline nastale analizom prostora i pozitivnih datosti, a to su središnji slobodni dio, velika staklena stijena s pogledom na sequoiu i park, te točka susreta dvaju pravaca pristupa (stubište-dizalo) do izložbenog prostora na 1. katu zgrade Interpretacijskog centra. Navedene tematske cjeline obuhvaćaju Uvod s info temama, Što je spomenik prirode i kako štitimo prirodnu baštinu, zatim Slatinska sequoia kao jedini primjerak ove vrste u Hrvatskoj, Daleko od obitelji, Osobna iskaznica, Moje potomstvo, Prirodni neboderi, te Sekvestracija ugljičnog dioksida. By applying to the Public Call for co-financing of EU projects at the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds, an additional HRK 3.256.673,62 has been approved, and the City of Slatina will participate in the project with HRK 1.038.077,55 of its own funds. Vrijednost ugovora iznosi 20.748.816,66 kuna, a dodijeljena bespovratna sredstva iznose 80 posto investicije, odnosno 16.454.065,49 kuna. In the EPIcentre sequoia, there will be a hostel with a capacity of 32 beds, a visitor center, an interpretation center, a conference hall, halls for education and presentations, a volunteer office, a souvenir shop and a restaurant, then an observatory, an educational trail in a protected park and around mammoth. kids playground. Namely, there are currently no hotels in the city, so during important events, such as the Milka Kelemen International Music Festival, various music, scientific, economic or religious gatherings, the problem of accommodating performers, participants and visitors always arises. EPIcentar Sequoia Slatina is one of the largest and most significant projects in the area of the city of Slatina, which will certainly change the look of the city center and give it new content. There are two main purposes of this complex project: it seeks to revitalize the protected natural heritage, redwood tree and park located in the heart of Slatina, east of the City Hall, and increase the attractiveness of the whole site, and consequently increase the number of visitors, which will directly affect tourism development and encourage socio-economic development of the city and county. Namely, with the realization of this project, the former economic yard of the former agricultural company Viagro in the center of the city will finally be arranged and become an attractive tourist destination.The town of Slatina is the largest urban center in the eastern part of Virovitica-Podravina County. The former large municipality of Podravska Slatina had the largest population in its history in 1931, when 43.181 people were registered in that area. Immediately before the Homeland War (1991), there were 31.227 inhabitants, and after the change in the territorial structure, the City of Slatina with its suburbs in 2011 had 13.686. inhabitants. The inner city area has 10.208 inhabitants. Kroz temu Megaflora – najveći organizmi na Zemlji, prema kojoj to nisu životinje nego biljne vrste koje zbog dugovječnosti dostižu goleme razmjere, bit će prezentirane podteme Rekorderi u Hrvatskoj, Rekoderi na zemlji i Dokumentarni film, a kroz temu Vidikovac – ostavi svoj trag, omogućit će se promatranje sequoie, zapisi dojmova posjetitelja koji se pohranjuju u digitalnom obliku i koje posjetitelji mogu vidjeti kod ponovnog dolaska te dodavati nove dojmove, dječje slagalice i druge društvene igre vezane za sequoiu. Mayor Denis Ostrošić points out that the goal of the project, along with the revitalization of protected natural heritage and its preservation, is to increase the number of visitors and tourists and accommodation facilities in Slatina, and its realization will complete the tourist story by connecting with Papuk Nature Park, will increase the potential of the entire destination and provide capacity to attract a large number of visitors and tourists. Photo: Željko Felbar Projekt je sufinancirala Europska unija iz Europskog fonda za regionalni razvoj. Sadržaj članka isključiva je odgovornost Turističke zajednice Grada Slatine (partnera na projektu). read more
Two days before Jeffrey Epstein’s body was found hanging inside his Manhattan prison cell, he reportedly signed his will. The New York Post reports the document was filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands where the former hedge fund manager owned two islands.EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein signed will just two days before suicide https://t.co/Qu53ngCfSR pic.twitter.com/UuK42riKas— New York Post (@nypost) August 19, 2019 The 66-year-old was worth almost $600-million when he died, which is 18 million more than he claimed in court papers while trying to get released on bail on federal sex trafficking charges. Most of the money is tied up in property, but Epstein reportedly had $56 million in cash.Meanwhile Manhattan federal prosecutors have asked a judge to toss Epstein’s criminal case in light of his death.Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges involving young girls when he was found hanged in his cell on August 10th.Court documents show Epstein’s only heir is his brother Mark and he has named two of his attorneys as executors to his will. Photos show Jeffrey Epstein as he’s wheeled into Downtown Hospital https://t.co/SICqKfCUNS pic.twitter.com/iPJB6xnPtR— New York Post (@nypost) August 10, 2019 read more
Obafemi Martins who has been tipped with a return to the Super Eagles ahead of their campaign at the World Cup later in the year has been ruled out of action for six to seven months, according to a statement from his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.Martins was forced out of their Asian Champions League game against Kashima Antlers of Japan which ended 2-2 due to an injury picked up 17 minutes into the game, which came few days after his hattrick in the Chinese Super League.Shanghai Shenhua Greenland announced yesterday via the twitter handle that the 33-year old will be out of action for around half a year as he suffered a ruptured hamstring of quadricep on his right knee. It means his season has effectively come to an end, same as his dream of representing Nigeria at the World Cup after several calls for his inclusion by Nigerians, who felt Super Eagles will need his experience at the Mundial.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more