Breen–Phillips Meal Auction to build community

first_imgThe Notre Dame community has the opportunity to support the South Bend community by participating in the Breen-Phillips Hall 32nd annual Meal Auction on Thursday. During the event, students will have the chance to bid on dining with various “campus celebrities,” as well as gift baskets, gift cards and several other prize items. All profits from the auction will go to Meals on Wheels of St. Joseph County.Janice Chung | The Observer Co-chair and sophomore Jennifer Flanagan said the event is centered around the theme of community.“Meals on Wheels is a local charity, so we’re giving back to the South Bend community, and it’s also branching out to the Notre Dame community with all of these professors and coaches that are taking students into their homes or out in South Bend and treating them to dinner,” she said.Flanagan said other prizes being raffled or auctioned off include gift certificates to local restaurants such as CJ’s Pub, Le Peep and Rocky River Tap & Table. Other items available at the auction include Bose wireless speaker, a $100 Lululemon gift card, tickets to this summer’s PGA Tour, tickets to multiple Chicago Blackhawks games and tickets to a Chicago Cubs game.According to the Breen-Phillips Meal Auction Facebook event, several celebrity meals being auctioned off are with various Irish head coaches, including football coach Brian Kelly, women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw and men’s basketball coach Mike Brey.Other prizes being auctioned off include a private tour of the two new residence halls led by vice president of student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding, a home cooked meal or Irish tea at the Fiddler’s Hearth with Assistant Director of Social Concerns Seminars Kyle Lantz, a class with True Balance Yoga founder Steve Krojniewski and a home-cooked, traditional South African dinner at professor Anré Venter’s home.Students can pay for auction items with Domer Dollars, Venmo, cash or checks.Procuring donations from local restaurants “has been a lot of work, but it’s definitely been worth it,” Flanagan said. The auction has evolved since its early years, and up until last year, only celebrity meals were auctioned off, and the event was a live two-hour auction.“That was hard because it’s hard to get students on a school night to commit two hours,” Flanagan said.This year, the auction will last from 4 to 9 p.m., during which students can stop in to the Dooley Room at any time and fill out bid sheets and raffle tickets. At the end of night, if any events are still being bid competitively, the auction will go live.“Typically it raises a couple thousand dollars, so we’re hoping it’ll raise that for Meals on Wheels again,” Flanagan said.Flanagan said there will be special events throughout the night to entertain those who come to the auction. From 4 to 5 p.m., campus representatives from Rockstar Energy Drinks will be at the auction distributing free drinks and merchandise. From 5 to 6 p.m., campus representatives from KIND Snacks will be giving out granola bars; from 6 to 7 p. m., students who buy raffle tickets will get free berries donated from Meijer’s grocery stores; and from 7 to 8 p.m., campus representatives from Vineyard Vines will be giving out free merchandise.“The most important part is that it’s for a really great charity; I think that’s why we’ve gotten so many awesome donations, and I’ve been surprised at how generous South Bend has been,” Flanagan said. “It’s brought BP together, it’s brought some really cool professors together, so ultimately we hope it raises a ton of money for Meals on Wheels.”Tags: Breen-Phillips, meal auctionlast_img read more

Floatel to book nearly $400 million in impairment charges

first_img Categories: In an update on Thursday, Floatel said it continues to engage in constructive discussions with its key stakeholders on terms for a financial restructuring. The payment agreement with the bank lenders where certain expenses in respect of Floatel Endurance and bank collateral companies are covered by proceeds in the blocked accounts is operational and the lenders have confirmed in writing that they remain supportive of the company and do not intend to take any further action at this time. This will be reported in the 2Q 2020 interim report, which is planned to be published 25 August 2020. The forbearance agreement with the ad hoc committee of holders of the 1L Bonds (the AHC) has been extended to 15 August 2020. Business & Finance The review has now been completed and the company has determined in light of the independent review, the Coronavirus pandemic which has caused an unprecedented impact on the global economy and the oil price development and its impact on oil and gas companies capital expenditure and maintenance spending to update its business plan, the long-term market outlook, and the sustainable steady-state profitability of the group’s vessels. Offshore accommodation provider Floatel International will book impairments of nearly $400 million for the second quarter of the year due to impairments of its vessels made amid challenging market situation. Posted: 4 months ago On 31 May 2020, the company announced that it would conduct an independent review of its business plan which would include a review of the assumptions made in assessing the valuation-in-use of vessels. Fresh business plan Impairments Posted: 4 months ago Floatel accounts blocked. Debt payment put off until mid-June The company has, as a consequence of this, performed new impairment assessments of its vessels, which resulted in aggregate impairment charges of approximately $398 million. The vessels, which are on charter continue to operate as normal and it is business as usual for the group’s operations. Book value of vessels after the impairments will approximately be $779 million ($1.189 billion in 1Q 2020).last_img read more

DAEC supports call for Sunday to remain day of rest and worship

first_imgBishop Bill Daniel. For the last few weeks I have listened with interest to the comments made by persons on the media regarding a proposal coming from the DAIC proposing that legislation be put in place to declare Sunday a normal working day in Dominica.Let me state most emphatically that the Dominica Association of Evangelicial Churches recognizes that in any society there are establishments within the business community that by the nature of services they provide, must work on Sundays.Sunday however, is recognized by most Dominicans as their day of worship which is a biblical requirement. During this day of worship, believers go to church and offer cooperate worship to God on a day set aside for that purpose. We in the Evangelical Community believe that Sunday as a day of rest, worship and family time is essential to the balance of life of the individual and to general balance within the Society.Families and especially single parents are under tremendous challenges seeking to balance work, home and personal life. In their attempt to maintain this balance, the lack of time spent with family is minimal and as a result children and young people remain unsupervised which leads to a new set of challenges.Sunday is the day chosen and set aside by most Dominicans for WORSHIP and PRAISE to God and should not be interfered with, rest and worship is ordained by God and all concerned are advised to be guided accordingly.The proposal therefore to make Sunday a normal working day will undermine the family structure, the church and the society at large.The DAEC therefore, is not in support of any change to make Sunday a normal working day and the perceived economic gain will never outweighing the spiritual and social loss that this change would bring to our nation.I therefore call on all right thinking Dominicans and believers alike to reject the request from the DAIC and also call on the Government of Dominica to reject such a request and encourage everyone to work hard during the week but continue to use Sunday as their choice day of worship and Praise. Press StatementBy: President of the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches Share 22 Views   one comment Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews DAEC supports call for Sunday to remain day of rest and worship by: – December 19, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more