Storms hit; students take cover

first_imgStudents took cover in the lowest level of buildings for about an hour and a half Tuesday morning after the University issued a campus-wide alert notifying the community of a tornado threat. The University informed students via e-mail, phone calls, text messages and overhead announcements to take cover. The messages called the threat “imminent.” No tornado occurred, but winds reached more than 70 mph, the South Bend Tribune reported. University spokesman Dennis Brown said there was no damage on campus besides “a couple branches [down] here and there.” Brown said the branches did not hit any buildings and he was not aware of any trees that came down. The University sent out the first alert around 9:10 a.m. and asked everyone on campus to go to the lowest level of a building. A second message was sent out at 10:26 a.m. reporting that the warning had been extended. The University gave the “all clear” for students to return to normal activity at 10:46 a.m., Brown said. Brown said the “redundancy” of the alerts — through text messages, phone calls, e-mail, the University website and the public address system — was effective in getting the word out to students, faculty and staff. The public address system, which was activated last spring, was a “very effective tool” for making an emergency announcement, Brown said. “I think for the most part the combination of tools that we used to alert the campus worked well,” he said. “It was a disruption this morning, but I think most people were able to cope and go to the lowest level and wait it out.”last_img read more

Live Outside and Play is BACK!

first_imgThe road team has a guest suite! This year we’ve partnered with Roof Nest to show-off their line of light-weight, low profile, easy-to-use rooftop tents. Anywhere you can find the LOAP van you can find a RoofNest. We’ll be demo-ing this awesome tent all over Colorado and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We’re excited to climb up there at night to get closer to the stars, or take a break from the mid-day heat with an elevated nap. Now that we have a guest room, there’s no excuse not to come on a camping trip with us, we supply the sleeping arrangments. As with past years, we’ve got a few awesome companies keeping us going for the next few months. We’ll be rocking their gear and putting it to the test. We want introduce you, and share some fun facts. Stio, born in the Tetons, knows a thing or two about making apparel that’s ready for the mountains. Stio is new to the Live Outside and Play program and we couldn’t be more excited about this partnership. Founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stio specializes in beautiful, functional products infused with a mountain soul. Technical performance, quality, and versatility are what stands out in Stio’s product line. Aside from making top-notch products Stio also walks-the-walk so to speak. They use Bluesign approved textiles in their apparel and do their part to advocate for conservation, climate change, and sustainability. Mountain House has been with us since the beginning and we’re excited to have them back! If you’ve seen us at an event, then there’s no doubt you’ve gone home with a sample or two of a tasty Mountain House meal. Mountain House has a lot of exciting things in the works this year but what we’re most excited for is their partnership with TerraCycle to offer a FREE recycling program for their used pouches. TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that specializes in giving new life to hard-to-recycle products. For those who can make it out to Appalachian Trail Day’s, bring us your empty pouch and we’ll give you a new one and recycle your old one! Sea to Summit has a bunch of exciting things happening this season. They’ve updated and added to an already extensive line of sleep systems; including the addition of women’s specific sleeping bags and inflatable sleeping mats. They’ve also added an exciting product to their fan-favorite line of Aeros Inflatable Pillows to include the Aeros Down Pillow. The new pillow combines the softness and supportiveness of the Aeros Pillow series but with a luxurious down pillow top. Bonus points for using sustainably sourced goose down. Lowe Alpine Photo by Noah Wetzel. Big Agnes We will be all over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Colorado this summer, attending festivals and hosting meetups. We hope to see you out there! Mountain House Welcome back Leki! This season we’re excited to show off Leki’s entirely updated line of aluminum and carbon trekking poles. Leki has been at the cutting edge of comfort and performance since they were founded in 1948. Leki has become synonymous with a perfect grip, easy length adjustment, and outstanding support. Throughout our 2019 tour, we’ll have a full demo fleet of poles featuring all sizes and price-points. So, come say hi and see what you’re missing. Sea to Summit Roof Nest Hello again! It’s Roxy and Ben, your Live Outside and Play Road Team. We are back for another year of adventures, with an incredible summer of travels laid out in front of us. We can’t wait to get back on the road. Franklin County, VA We’ve been using Sea To Summit’s cookware in the van for a while now. For us, it’s as practical as it is packable. This season they have released the Sigma Series. A new line of packable, all stainless steel pots. Keep an eye out for some more cooking videos and how-tos! Leki Stio No doubt you’ve seen Big Agnes gear out on the trail. Their tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are a staple in most camps. Big Agnes also knows a lot about camp comfort. They’ve been specializing in it for a long time. Now they are bringing their expertise to their new line of Camp Furniture. You’ll find a lot of similarities with their other camp gear; simple and intuitive setup, thoughtful and innovative design, and most of all comfort. When you come hang out with us this summer, you can bet you’ll have a comfortible place to hang out! Lowe Alpine has been making framed packs for outdoor lovers since 1967. Founded in Colorado by the now-famous Lowe Brothers, Lowe Alpine packs have been a staple in the global climbing community since Greg Lowe designed an external framed pack that gave climbers more freedom of movement in the mountains than ever before. This year Lowe Alpine is launching two new technical backpacks. The Altus and the Manaslu. Both new packs come in both men’s and woman’s versions. This year, for the first time, we’re thrilled to announce a different kind of partnership. We’re happy to say that Franklin County, Virginia has joined our adventure. We’re excited about this because we spend a lot of time in this area of the Blue Ridge. From an outdoor recreation standpoint, Franklin County has something for everyone. Fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding — you name it. We’re particularly excited because Franklin County is home to Smith Mountain Lake and we’ve heard it’s the perfect place to cool off during the summer. last_img read more

Xavi ‘rejects’ chance to take over Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona hero Xavi has reportedly turned down the opportunity to take charge of the Catalan club immediately – but he could yet do so at the end of the season. Xaviled Al-Sadd to a victory and a narrow defeat at the Club World Cup in Doha in December The 39-year-old, who made 767 appearances in 17 seasons at Barca, is currently in charge of Qatari side Al Sadd- his first job in management. Recent reports suggested he had met Barcelona’s general director Oscar Grau and his former teammate and now technical secretary Eric Abidal, and it was rumoured he would be taking over imminently. According to Goal , however, Xavi has refused to do so until the end of the season due to his respect for Valverde. He could not deny his attraction towards the job when asked by reporters recently, saying: “I cannot hide it, that is my dream. It is my dream to coach Barcelona , I have said it many times in many interviews.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… center_img “Everybody knows that I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart, so yes, it’s one of my dreams but I’m focussed on Al Sadd.” Despite winning two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa since taking over at Barcelona in 2017, Valverde has come under increasing pressure recently, and following their 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa final on Thursday he looked set for the sack. It looks as though he will live to fight another day, though, and will almost certainly be in charge for Barcelona’s game against Granada next Sunday. Read Also:Xavi prefers summer return, Barca want immediate switch – reports If Xavi does eventually take over he will be the latest in a long list of former Barcelona player to move from a playing role to the hotseat. Former legends such as Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola, Frank Rijkaard and Johan Cruyff all had spells as manager at one point, and Xavi would no doubt be a hugely popular choice with supporters of the club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bulldogs Fall To Spartans In Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School 7th Grade team lost a heartbreaker to Connersville on Monday night, 35 to 33.The Bulldogs were plagued early by foul troubles, which also came back to bite them late in the 4th quarter, with 2 players fouling out for Batesville. The Bulldogs left everything on the floor against a tough Spartan team, but in the end it wasn’t enough to come away with a victory. Batesville was led by Mason Barker with 7 points, RJ Powell, Calvin Sherwood and Trey Peters each scoring 6 points, Bristol Davies with 4 points, and Austin Cornn and Ethan Brewer each adding 2 points.With this loss, the 7th grade Bulldogs fall to 2-3 on the season. Batesville will be back in action Tuesday night at home when they take on the North Decatur Chargers at 5:30.Score By Quarter:Batesville- 1st-6, 2nd-8, 3rd-10, 4th-9, Total-33Connersville- 1st-6, 2nd-10, 3rd-4, 4th-15, Total-35Individual Shooting:Mason Barker- 2FG-2, 3FG-1, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-7; Calvin Sherwood- 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-6; RJ Powell- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-2 for 2, Total Points-6; Bristol Davies- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 1, Total Points-4; Austin Cornn- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-2; Damon Grieshop- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Pros Moorman- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Trey Peters- 2FG-0, 3FG-2, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-6; Matthew Meyer- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Jaden Peetz- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0;Nathan Villani- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Alex Siefert- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; and Ethan Brewer- 2 FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.The Spartans win the 8th Grade contest 54-33.Score by quarters.1st Bville 12, Cville 162nd Bville 21, Cville 253rd Bville 23, Cville 42Final Bville 33, Cville 54Batesville Team Stats:14/28 2pt FG0/16 3pt FG5/9 FTBatesville Individual Stats:Dempsy Bohman 10 pts, 5 rbs, 1 ast, 1 stl, 3 blocks.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.last_img read more

Homebuyers Taking a Closer Look at Mortgage Disclosures

first_imgHomebuyers Taking a Closer Look at Mortgage Disclosures May 17, 2016 507 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News More borrowers are taking a closer look at their mortgage documents before it’s too late, and more agencies are helping these borrowers understand what they’re getting into, well before new federal guidelines go into effect this fall, according to a recent survey by the American Land Title Association (ALTA), in conjunction with of the Mortgage Bankers Association and National Association of Realtors.The survey, which looked into 1,500-plus new home closings, showed that more homebuyers are reviewing their mortgage documents ahead of their scheduled closing, under new federal “Know Before You Owe” regulations that become mandatory as of October 3, 2015. Under the new regulations, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requires homebuyers to receive a five-page closing disclosure at least three days before the closing of their mortgages.Despite the October date, many mortgage servicers are already using the disclosure, and consumers are happily studying the information. According to ALTA, 92 percent of borrowers surveyed are using the disclosure papers, a big leap from the 74 percent who used to tunnel through disclosure information prior to the five-page breakdowns.The survey did, however, show the continued need for all parties involved in a transaction to work together to ensure the consumer experiences a positive closing. According to the survey, consumers received valuable information about their transaction from loan officers (39 percent), title/settlement agents (30 percent) and real estate agents (29 percent), meaning that information for consumers is coming from a broad spectrum of professionals involved in the homebuying process.“Fortunately, consumers continue to view title and settlement agents as valuable resources that provide peace of mind and help them get the keys to their home,” said Michelle Korsmo, ALTA’s chief executive officer.This is not to suggest that homebuyers know all they need to know, nor that the CFPB has done all it’s could to make things clearer for borrowers. The survey, in fact, found that 12 percent of homebuyers in a purchase transaction using the closing disclosure were unsure if they had bought an owner’s policy. This compares to 8 percent of homebuyers who were unsure under the old regulations.That said, Korsmo is generally positive on the future of the disclosure, once the bugs are worked out.“While there remain challenges to complying with the regulation, title and settlement agents went to great lengths to prepare and train staff prior about the new process,” “she said.The CFPB announced it would clarify and provide additional guidance on the rule this summer.center_img Share CFPB Homebuyers Know Before You Owe TRID 2016-05-17 Scott_Morganlast_img read more