Students travel to Mardi Gras

first_imgMardi Gras is traditionally celebrated the Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. However, some Notre Dame students celebrated early by traveling to New Orleans last weekend to participate in the festivities.“Something that many people don’t realize is that Mardi Gras Day actually marks the end of weeks of celebration. The season officially starts on Jan. 6, ‘The Feast of the Epiphany,’” Elizabeth Owers, a senior from New Orleans, said. “The timing can vary depending on the length of the season, but generally the balls will be held during January, and most parades happen the two weeks before Mardi Gras.”Mariana Tumminello, a freshman from New Orleans, returned to New Orleans a few weekends ago for the ball of the Krewe of Janus. She said a krewe is an organization that puts on a ball and/or parade for the carnival season. Tumminello was Queen of the Ball, a position that she was put up for when she was five years old, she said.“This year, three of my friends from New Orleans came home for the ball with me. One of them, Courtney Denault, was a maid in my court. I also was able to bring four friends [from Notre Dame] back with me so they could come to the ball and experience a little bit of Mardi Gras,” Tumminello said.Tumminello said her favorite traditions included king cake, parades and watching the tourists.“Every year my entire family comes in town and we stay at a hotel downtown so we can go walk around the French Quarter and all be together, while my dad and my uncles ride in a parade called Hermes,” Tumminello said.Although Tumminello and Owers were not able to return home for the actual holiday of Mardi Gras, Tumminello said she plans to wear her purple, green and gold shirt and beads on Tuesday to connect with the celebration at home.“When you are not in New Orleans, it is very different. Tourists think Mardi Gras is a crazy drunk party … but it’s actually a very family-oriented event,” she said. “I’ve grown up going to parades with family, going to Mardi Gras parties with friends and just enjoying one of the most exciting times in my hometown.”Owers also said Mardi Gras is misrepresented as a holiday.“The images of drunken debauchery on Bourbon Street are not at all representative of most parades – they’re loud and crowded, but they’re a lot of fun and many areas are family friendly,” she said. “I loved being able to march and dance down the parade route, see my friends and family, and be part of such a unique tradition.“At its core, Mardi Gras is a community event that brings people together and allows them to spend a few days just celebrating life.” Tags: Mardi Gras, New Orleanslast_img read more


Pellegrini aware of Sanchez threat

first_img Pellegrini, 61, said: “I think Alexis is a very good player, he is having a very good season in England. “It is not easy for a player in his first season here to score so many goals, (but) Alexis is repeating what he did in the last two seasons at Barcelona and scoring a lot of goals. “I am very happy for him because he is a young player and a very enthusiastic player and improving. “The football fans in Chile are very happy for him and for the country.” Sanchez’s availability last summer also made him a target for other clubs, notably Liverpool, but Pellegrini claims adding him to the champions’ ranks was not viable at the time. He said: “It was not easy, he was a very expensive player in that moment. “In the moment Barcelona sold him to Arsenal we were not searching for one striker because we had, in that moment, (Stevan) Jovetic, Aguero, (Alvaro) Negredo and (Edin) Dzeko, but I am sure Alexis can play everywhere.” Sunday’s match could potentially see Sanchez come up against another of the Barclays Premier League’s stars of the season in City’s top scorer Sergio Aguero. Sanchez is enjoying an outstanding season with Arsenal following his £30million summer move from Barcelona and has been the Gunners’ chief threat throughout an otherwise mixed campaign. The 26-year-old has netted 18 goals in Arsenal colours and Manchester City boss Pellegrini is well aware of the threat his countryman poses ahead of the London side’s Barclays Premier League trip to the Etihad Stadium. Manuel Pellegrini will have to find a way to stop compatriot Alexis Sanchez as the two highest-profile Chileans in the English game clash on Sunday. The prolific Aguero, who had scored 19 goals this term before suffering a knee injury in December, returned from a seven-game lay-off as a substitute last weekend. Pellegrini said: “I don’t want to compare (Sanchez) with Sergio, but the fans will be excited to see both teams. Both teams play very attractive football and they have very good players, so we hope we will see a very good match. “It is a very important game. Arsenal are a strong team. I always say maybe they are not top of the table but they always have high targets for every season. I hope we will have a very good game and add three more points.” Captain Vincent Kompany is also set to return for City after hamstring and calf problems but midfielder Yaya Toure is away at the African Nations Cup. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes victory over City would do wonders for the Gunners’ confidence in the second half of the season. Since the 2012/13 season, Arsenal have managed only one victory in 12 league matches against teams that went on to finish in the top four and last year they were thrashed 6-3 at Manchester City, 6-0 at Chelsea and 5-1 at Liverpool. Arsenal still have to host Manchester United and Chelsea before the end of the campaign and Wenger believes Sunday’s result could start a turnaround in how the Gunners approach the top sides. “We go into a period now where the confidence is important,” Wenger said. “We have big games until the end of the season and this can be a decisive game on that front. “We believe we can win these games because we have done so in the Champions League many times. We just have to play with a bit more freedom.” Wenger continued: “Is it a self belief? Maybe. We did not perform last year in the top games away from home. “I believe now we are much more stable and we can do it. “For many years it was our strength but in the last two years, it is true that it has been a weakness. I think we can rectify it.” Defender Kieran Gibbs is likely to return for the Gunners after a heel problem, while Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil are also in contention after coming off the bench against Stoke last Sunday. Danny Welbeck (thigh), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder), Mikel Arterta (ankle) and Abou Diaby (calf) are all ruled out. Press Associationlast_img read more


Wellington Fire/EMS weekly report: Dec. 7 – Dec. 13, 2015

first_img11-Dec6:54 AMNatura Gas Odor800 block East 4th Wellington Fire and EMS Weekly Run Log 7-Dec3:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 9-Dec6:10 AMTransfer to Wichita 7-Dec9:01 AMMedical Emergency600 block Sylvan Lane 13-Dec8:13 AMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpike 11-Dec2:57 PMVehicle Accident1400 block W. 8th 7-Dec12:01 PMMedical Emergency200 block W. Harvey 12-Dec11:26 PMMedical Emergency700 block N. Elm 8-Dec10:49 AMCarbon Monoxide100 block Industrial 8-Dec9:08 AMMedical Emergency1000 block W. 16th 8-Dec1:10 AMMedical Emergency400 block W. Sumner 11-Dec3:19 PMMedical Emergency1300 block Edgewood 8-Dec4:37 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 8-Dec6:19 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 8-Dec6:58 PMTransfer to Wichita 9-Dec1:10 AMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 7-Dec3:30 AMMedical Emergency300 block N. Blainecenter_img 7-Dec4:34 PMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 11-Dec12:50 AMMedical Emergency200 block South H 10-Dec10:06 AMTransfer to Wichita 10-Dec4:34 AMTransfer to Wichita 7-Dec8:25 PMTransfer to Wichita 12-Dec2:45 AMTransfer to Wichita 11-Dec4:30 PMAssist Police700 block E. 4th 10-Dec11:10 AMMedical EmergencyOxford 7-Dec7:00 AMTransfer to Wichita 11-Dec1:20 AMTransfer to Eagle Med 8-Dec4:01 PMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 12-Dec8:04 AMInjury AccidentUS 160 & Turnpike Sumner Newscow report — The following are the Wellington Fire and EMS weekly run for Friday, Dec. 7- Dec. 13. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 11-Dec3:48 PMMedical Emergency1300 block E. Lincolnlast_img read more