SMC hosts Hannah and Friends carnival

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Association has paired up with Hannah and Friends to put on a Community Carnival for the people of Michiana this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Saint Mary’s alumnae, Holy Cross Hall, students from Notre Dame and local businesses have worked together to foster support for the special needs community and its  allies. According to an Alumnae Association flier, the Community Carnival will feature games, mini clinics and free food, with all proceeds going to Hannah’s House and Special Olympics. Sophomores Emily Hazen and Christen Kloski, who interned at Hannah and Friends last summer, continue to visit the site regularly.  “It helps collaborate local colleges with the community. We recognize those with difference needs in the community,” Kloski said. The two students will intern at Hannah and Friends again this upcoming summer and intend to attend the Community Carnival this weekend. “Hannah and Friends is a neighborhood for adults with different abilities,” Kloski said. “This Saturday is for the entire community.” Kloski, who has also worked at Family Fest, a similar event hosted by the nonprofit organization during the summer, said the Community Carnival is an event that began this year.  “It’s good that SMC is getting involved, but especially the alums. I guess they were the ones that contacted Hannah and Friends,” Kloski said. “It’s a community outreach program, which is good for us to see.” Ashley Hall, hall director of Holy Cross Hall, said the dorm supported the organization throughout the year by offering transportation to its resident-volunteers.    “This partnership is near and dear to the Holy Cross Hall community and we strive to find any way possible to connect our residents with the residents and families who are associated with Hannah and Friends,” she said. Holy Cross Hall typically hosts one on campus event and participates in another off-campus event each year, Hall said. Last semester, “Winter Wonderlan.” was the event they chose to host..This year, Hall said the Carnival seemed like a good opportunity to bring Holy Cross residents to their site and volunteer.  “Overall, this program is a safe and fun event for special needs children and their families in the Michiana Community,” Hall said. “It also allows our residents to give back to such a special organization,”  Contact Rebecca O’Neil at roneil01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Keane knows what is needed

first_imgRobbie Keane is already looking towards September’s crucial World Cup qualifiers as he targets a trip to another major tournament. “All we have to do now is just concentrate on ourselves and not worry too much about Austria or Sweden. “These games give you confidence. It’s always good coming into the next qualifier when you have just come off a good win and after getting three points. “We will certainly look forward to those two games. They are two games that we have to win to stay in contention. “We have got a good chance, there’s no question. We have got Sweden at home and Austria away, and we are quite capable of going to Austria and getting three points.” Friday night’s win extended Ireland’s impressive end-of-season form after a draw in England and last Sunday’s demolition of Georgia. They have now played eight times since they were humbled 6-1 by the Germans on their own pitch in October last year and lost only once, and that is a source of some encouragement for their captain. Keane said: “I don’t think anyone had any doubt about it, to be totally honest with you. People forget, we played against probably one of the top three teams in the world in Germany. “The manner in which we were beaten, it wasn’t good because of the way we set ourselves out and the pride we have, and it wasn’t good enough. But the good thing about football is there’s always another game and it’s about bouncing back and not being a baby sitting in a corner and crying about it.” Press Associationcenter_img The 32-year-old Ireland skipper helped to maintain his country’s bid for a ticket to Brazil next summer with a hat-trick in Friday night’s Group C victory over the Faroe Islands at the Aviva Stadium. That, coupled with Austria’s win over Sweden, left the pair locked together on 11 points behind leaders Germany. It has always looked like a three-way battle for second place, and that means Sweden’s trip to Dublin in September and Ireland’s visit to Austria four days later are likely to have a decisive say in the outcome, and Keane said: “We know what we have to do: we have to play those two in September, so those two games are very, very crucial and will probably make or break us. last_img read more

Diageo introduces new Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series

first_imgDiageo introduces new Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin SeriesPosted By: Contributoron: July 05, 2019In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailDiageo has released a new Johnnie Walker range that aims to offer consumers a guided tour of Scotland’s whisky-producing regions.The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series features four 12-year-old blended Scotch whiskies.Diageo said each Scotch in the collection is crafted only using whiskies from a particular region to capture the primary flavour characteristics of that area, giving whisky fans the opportunity to discover the array of flavours Scotland offers: the fruity flavours of Speyside, the rich characteristics of the Highlands, the sweet notes of the Lowland region and the smoky finish of Islay whiskies.The whiskies in the series are: Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin, which is described as a light and fruity whisky; Johnnie Walker Black Label Highlands Origin, featuring a rich and dark fruitiness; Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin, which is said to contain a slight spice; and Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin, containing a sweet, creamy vanilla character and notes of toffee.To help consumers navigate the category, the series packaging doubles as an accompanying guide. Every limited-edition pack is adorned with a map of Scotland, and the region that each whisky within originates from is highlighted, along with interesting facts and trivia relating to that part of the country.John Williams, Johnnie Walker global brand director, said: “The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series has been crafted to help people to discover and explore the distinct flavour profiles of the four corners of Scotland.“At Johnnie Walker, we have access to an unparalleled range of fantastic single malts and this collection will be of particular interest to anybody who wants a greater understanding of how our small team of expert whisky-makers craft and balance those distinct flavour profiles to make Johnnie Walker Black Label.”The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series is now available globally in travel retail stores with a recommended retail price of $46 for 1-litre bottles.Share with your network: Tags: DiageoJohnnie WalkerScotlandwhiskylast_img read more