Food Week kicks off at Saint Mary’s

first_imgIn preparation for Thanksgiving feasts, Saint Mary’s began its annual Food Week yesterday, however, encouraging students to learn healthy eating habits and prioritize nutrition.Sophomore Mary Kate Luft said Food Week, which started in 2012, teaches students the implications of wasting food and emphasizes the value of eating right and working out. (Editor’s note: Luft is a Viewpoint copy editor for the Observer)“We may have an abundance of food here, which may cause us to be under the impression that there is an unlimited supply of food, but we need to realize that this is not the case for many people,” Luft said. “I hope that students will realize just how much food they are throwing away. I want them to become aware of how much food they put on their trays, and I want them to learn to limit this amount just to what they are going to actually eat.”Luft said she hopes students’ concerns about excess food waste will increase after weighing their trays during the Noble Family Dining Hall’s lunch hours Wednesday.“I often see plates full of food on the tray return that will just be thrown away,” Luft said. “If you’re not actually going to eat something, don’t put it on your tray.”Luft said this year’s Food Week promotes multiculturalism by serving Middle Eastern cuisine as well as Central and South American dishes on various nights of the week. Luft said she hopes that exposing students to foods they don’t often encounter will encourage them to step outside of their comfort zones.“We hope to possibly increase students’ understanding and appreciation of other cultures and the people of those cultures,” Luft said. “We also hope to regularly serve these foods even after Food Week ends to continue to give students opportunities to try foods from other cultures.”Luft said students will gain lifestyle advice throughout Food Week with an Exercise and Healthy Habits presentation tonight at 8 p.m. at the Angela Athletic Facility. The formal tips for healthy eating and working out precede a screening of the documentary “Fed Up,” with a supplementary question-and-answer session with dietitian Samantha Kauffman, she said.“Food Week promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing students with events that focus on health and nutrition, such as the event with Yoga Club that focuses on how to properly nourish your body before and after working out,” Luft said. “Students will have the opportunity to learn more about how to eat healthily and make sure they are getting proper nutrition.Luft said she hopes the messages of Food Week will stick with students long after this five-day event. The Saint Mary’s Student Government Association coordinated this week’s series of activities with all students in mind, hoping that everyone benefits in at least one way, she said.“Besides having a ton of fun, students will be able to learn about healthy eating habits, sustainable and ethical food sources, and foods from other cultures,” Luft said. “They will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about food served at Saint Mary’s.”Tags: Food Weeklast_img read more

Fate of Ballast Water Convention to Be Decided at MEPC 71

first_imgIMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee 71, due to gather in London in July, may well have the last chance to ensure that the long-delayed Ballast Water Convention is implemented when ships undergo their special surveys.This would ultimately decide whether the Convention’s requirements are finally fulfilled across the many thousands of ships which require ballast water treatment system installations.“It is a couple of minutes to midnight for this Convention,” Andrew Marshall, Coldharbour Chief Executive, said, adding that the outcome of this next MEPC meeting “will surely decide its fate.”The Coldharbour CEO reports that some flag states are now actively marketing a decoupling of the special survey, the time when practically all ballast water treatment system retrofit installations will take place, from renewal of the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPPC).This is the point in time that IMO set as the trigger for system installations because the IOPPC renewal normally takes place during a ship’s special survey. Decoupling of the two events “is a cynical means of enabling ship owners to buy more time,” Marshall believes, which flies in the face of the IMO’s intentions.The Committee will discuss a two-year postponement of the Convention’s entry into force, which could prove helpful for the industry in several ways, Marshall said, however, he insists that any postponement must come as part of a package which sees shipboard treatment system installations timed to coincide with renewal of the IOPPC at the next special survey.“If a two-year postponement is agreed at MEPC 71, and the decoupling process is not stopped, the IMO’s most-delayed Convention will have no impact on many ships for possibly another seven years from today,” Marshall informed.“I urge delegates at MEPC 71 to take a strong line on these issues which will ultimately seal the fate of the Ballast Water Convention. As an industry, we must have an unambiguous timeline and a chance to see through the IMO’s best intentions to completion,” he concluded.last_img read more

Doherty disappointed as Apple refuse to attend Finance Committee meeting

first_imgPearse Doherty TD has expressed disappointment and anger at the decision by Apple not to attend upcoming Finance Committee hearings on the tax affairs of Apple in light of the EU’s State Aid ruling against Ireland.Deputy Doherty said he is disappointed and angered by the decision of Mr Tim Cook not to attend the Committee.“The EU’s State Aid ruling has created a huge debate in this country about our tax affairs and it is only right the Finance Committee of the Oireachtas carry out hearings on this issue. Mr Cook appeared before the US Senate hearings and it was his comments there that sparked much of the discussion and possibly even EU action in this case. For him to refuse to attend the Committee now is disrespectful to the Irish people. “He has also not been shy in speaking to Irish media about the case and his views on why the EU is wrong in its findings so the excuse of an ongoing legal case is not valid. After all both the Irish government and EU Commission are involved in that appeal and I expect both to attend the Committee. One would have thought Mr Cook would be keen to put Apple’s view before the Irish people.“I will push for the Finance Committee to write to Mr Cook requesting that he reconsider his position. I will also be pushing the Minister for Finance and the Taoiseach to make contact with Mr Cook and let him know that they believe an invitation by an Oireachtas Committee is important and that the government believes he should attend.“When I first suggested, some years ago, inviting in multinational CEOs as part of a Committee investigation into Global Tax, I was voted down by Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour. This time, there was unanimous political support for the invitation. It is all the more disappointing therefore that Mr Cook has refused.”Doherty disappointed as Apple refuse to attend Finance Committee meeting was last modified: January 5th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AppledonegalPearse Dohertylast_img read more

Men’s Golf Finishes Play at SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational

first_imgFor the Bulldogs, Scherf and Reddy carded a 74 and a 75, respectively, on the final day. Reddy, playing as an individual (74-73-75), and Scherf (76-72-74) each posted a total score of 222. One stroke back was junior Chase Wicklund (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who tallied a 73 on the final day for a total score of 223 (78-72-73) as he tied for 41st. Senior Tommi Avant (Chandler, Ariz.) was next with a 225 (76-74-75) while freshman Shayne Patel (Edmond, Okla.) posted an 81 on the final day as he finished at 228 (74-73-81). Junior Kyle MacDonald (Burlington, Ontario) rounded out the Bulldogs’ efforts with a score of 232 (79-76-77). Story Links Following the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational, Drake hosts the Zach Johnson Invitational, Oct. 1-2, at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. MADISON, Ill. – Senior Arjun Reddy (Tulsa, Okla.) and freshman Lucas Scherf (Grinnell, Iowa) of the Drake University men’s golf team each finished tied for 37th at the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational as Drake wrapped up play Tuesday, Sept. 25. As a team, Drake shot a 15-over par 299 on the final day to finish the two-day tournament in 13th place with a score of 894 (304-291-299). Host SIUE posted an eight-under par 276 and a total score of ten-under par 842 to win the tournament by 12 strokes over second-place Omaha. SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational Final Results  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more