Best Buddies hosts fashion show

first_imgThe Notre Dame Best Buddies club, a club serving people with intellectual disabilities, will host a fashion show as part of Disabilities Awareness Month on Wednesday in Legends.“The event is meant to gain awareness for disabilities, but is also just a fun night,” President of Best Buddies and senior Kelly Keenan said. “Our buddies are people in South Bend who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the event will be a chance for them to get dressed up and have fun.”The fashion show is part of a yearly initiative formed several yearsw ago on campus by Notre Dame graduate Soeren Palumbo to end the use of the R-word.  This year, Best Buddies is collaborating with Special Olympics and the Super Sibs club to hold the event, Keenan said.“The [fashion] show was a vision of another member of Best Buddies,” she said. “She had a friend on campus that is a Vineyard Vines representative, so they are supplying our men’s clothing. A boutique in Granger, Ind., called Sorella is supplying the women’s clothing, and we also have clothing from adidas and Dress Barn.”Keenan said planning the show has been an organizational process.“When we knew we wanted to hold a fashion show, we spoke to Legends because they had done fashion shows before, so they already had the whole event set up for us,” Keenan said. “There has also been a lot of communication to find clothing to borrow.”Keenan said she hopes the event will open the eyes of the Notre Dame community to disabilities.“The main thing we would love is to get a lot of people there and show them what disabilities awareness is really about,” Keenan said. “We want to show the Notre Dame community what this is all about and what our three clubs do.”In addition to the fashion show, members of the Best Buddies club will be in the LaFortune Student Center, North and South dining halls and the Hesburgh Library on Wednesday as part of a pledge campaign.“We will station ourselves around campus to gather pledges to end the hateful use of the R-word,” Keenan said.Keenan said an important component of the event is to make sure everyone has a good time.“Our buddies are so excited about walking the runway in awesome clothes,” Keenan said. “We want to make it a fun event for everyone involved.”Contact Katie McCarty at   [email protected]: best buddies, disabilities awareness, fashion show, NDlast_img read more

All aboard for cheap accommodation

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCheapest Brisbane suburbs to rent by train station00:29You don’t have to go broke in inner-Brisbane renting near a train station. Photo: Yuri KouzminIf you want a bargain rental close to public transport, Salisbury or Rocklea should be on your hit list, according to data released by flat-sharing site Flatmates.com.au.The company has released analysis identifying the ten Brisbane train stations within 10km of the CBD with the cheapest surrounding rental rooms.Thomas Clements, CEO of Flatmates, said Brisbane renters were sharing homes to reduce expenses, and they haven’t had to move far from the CBD.“With rental prices and competition for properties in Brisbane continuing to rise, it’s not surprising more people are seeking shared accommodation as a way to cut down on rent,” Clements said.`More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoSalisbury, just 11 stops from Central Station, topped the list with rooms to rent averaging $145 per week.Rocklea Station, in Brisbane’s south, came in second cheapest at $153 per week for rooms.Among the top ten, the station closest to town was Enoggera at 6.5 kilometres from Brisbane’s heart and with rooms that fetched $175 per week.The numbers also highlight Brisbane’s affordability appeal compared to Sydney.That New South Wale’s capital’s cheapest station location was Hurlestone Park, 9.2 kilometres from the CBD and with an average rate of $247 per week.“Proximity to public transport is an important factor when finding a home for many sharers, which can see rooms and rentals close to stations being more expensive than elsewhere,” Clements said.“The good news is that there are still a number of suburbs within 10 kilometres of the CBD that offer affordable room rents close to a train station, that won’t see sharers sacrificing on commute times or lifestyle options.”last_img

Vision of Gold to rebound

first_imgBoth the Pick-9 and Super-6s start anew at Caymanas Park tomorrow, the Pick-9 having been caught by a lucky punter on Wednesday. He walked away with a cool $1 million.The Pick-9, embracing all nine races on the card, offers a guaranteed minimum of $1 million, the Super-6s from race two to seven, the overlapping Super-6 from race four to nine.We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a 1400-metre claiming race ($250,000 – $210,000), to be contested by nine starters, including top contenders ST BERNARD with smart apprentice Linton Steadman aboard, and BRAVE PROSPECT, to be ridden by the leading jockey Shane Ellis. The Patrick Taylor-trained ST BERNARD caught the eye when finishing a close third to ETERNAL JOY over 1200 metres last Saturday, was running on well at the finish, and will only go down fighting.Preference is for the three-year-old colt BRAVE PROSPECT from the stables of Neive Graham. Although declared lame for his intended race on October 24 and a late scratch, he will report in good condition and with the trip ideal, is given the edge over the much older ST BERNARD.The Wayne DaCosta-trained VISION OF GOLD showed promise on his recent debut when second to GIRLY GIRLY LINKS and having looked well at exercise since, could be used as a banker in the second race, the Abbie Grannum Memorial Cup over 1400 metres for native-bred two-year-olds.Briefly, the stretch running COLD GROUND with apprentice Dane Dawkins aboard, gets the ideal trip (1820 metres) in the fourth race, where UNBREAKABLE looks his main danger. Then, take BLACK BOY (Steadman up) to go one better in the fifth race over 1400 metres; TASHIE BABY (Hakeem Pottinger to do likewise in the sixth; and close all bets with down-in-class DI COBRE under Shane Ellis in the seventh over the straight for $180,000 claimers.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(2) BRAVE PROSPECT/ST BERNARD(3) VISION OF GOLD(4) COLD GROUND/UNBREAKABLE(5) BLACK BOY/SIR PLUMMY(6) TASHIE BABY/SHIP LODE(7) DI COBRE/WINESHA- O.C.last_img read more