Notre Dame hosts annual Energy Week

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Anne Pillai South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, left and Carmel, Indiana, mayor James Brainard speak at an event about designing smart cities during last year’s Energy Week. This year’s Energy Week started Monday.Anne Berges Pillai, education and outreach associate program director at ND Energy and one of the organizers of Energy Week, said one of the week’s major goals is to spread knowledge about energy and related issues to students and parts of campus who may not otherwise be exposed to the topic.“We definitely want to get as many people engaged as we can,” she said. “This year especially, we have a lot of topics that are related a lot to policy to try and engage parts of campus that maybe haven’t really thought about energy that much before.”In keeping with this goal, the events constituting Energy Week will engage a diverse number of energy related topics. For instance, there will be a lecture delivered by a guest speaker from Kodiak, Alaska, one of only five places in the United States which uses nearly 100 percent renewable electricity. There will also be a guest speaker from Puerto Rico, as well as a showing of a documentary on Hurricane Maria. Both events are meant to examine the power situation on the island.It’s important to be informed about energy and how it works, especially considering that many important energy decisions take place on a local, rather than federal level, Pillai said. This issue was at the center of a talk hosted during last year’s Energy Week between South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Mayor James Brainard from Carmel, Ind.Breanna Belz, a junior on the student energy board, said Energy Week programming has a wide focus. “Of course we have a lot of people from the College of Science and Engineering who deliver lots of technical talks about different forms of energy, but then we also have a lot of people from the College of Business that are big names and that a lot of our students know who talk more on the policy side and the business side,” Belz said. “Like how can these different methods of energy generation succeed? It’s not all about the science, a lot of it is implementation, politics, companies and money.”While many of the events and topics will be especially relevant to students studying energy, sustainability, business and economics, energy is a topic that affects everyone and one that everyone should be informed about, Pillai explained.“We have been reaching out and trying to convince everyone that they can play a role, either as an intelligent citizen who knows about the issues or by doing what they can in their own home,” she said. “It’s a personal responsibility thing, it doesn’t matter what your major is.”Tags: Energy Week, sustainability, Sustainable energy This week marks the beginning of the 12th ND Energy Week, a series of talks and events meant to raise awareness about energy and sustainability across campus.These events will include lectures from both Notre Dame professors and guest speakers, tours of power facilities and documentaries and interactive talks about what it’s like to work in the energy sector. All events are designed to inform students from all majors about different kinds of energy as well as the business and policies that surround energy and sustainability. last_img read more

NPSS wraps up sports season with athletic banquet

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School sports season wrapped up last week with their annual athletic banquet.Some notable awards at the banquet included the Most Outstanding Athletic Performances of the Season, as well as Athlete of the Year.McKenzie Jibrin and Tea Brown were the recipients for the Most Outstanding Athletic Performances. Jibrin won for an outstanding basketball performance that included scoring 32 points and grabbing 28 rebounds in a single game, while Brown won for outstanding defensive play in both volleyball and soccer throughout the season.- Advertisement -Natthan Wideman and Jaime McPherson were both awarded the Athlete of the Year award. Wideman was given the award after strong soccer and basketball seasons, while McPherson was honoured thanks to her efforts in Cross country, Basketball, and Soccer.last_img read more

HMD slashes prices of Nokia 6.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 8 Sirocco in India

first_imgHMD Global has refreshed the prices of some of its early 2018 smartphones following the launch of newer devices like the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1, Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 see prices slashed by up to Rs 1,500. The Nokia 8 Sirocco, on the other hand, sees a massive price drop of Rs 13,000 in the country. The new prices for these Android One devices can be seen on the Nokia Mobile Store.The Nokia 6.1 was originally launched in India in April at Rs 16,999 for the 3GB variant, while a second 4GB variant was launched soon after at Rs 18,999. In August, both the variants saw a price drop by around Rs 1,500. The device gets yet another price cut now and can be availed at Rs 13,499 and Rs 16,499, respectively. This makes the device even more attractive when coupled with the fact that it is confirmed to get Android 9 Pie later this month.The Nokia 6.1 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor and gets Zeiss-branded optics with a 16-megapixel rear camera and f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Nokia 6.1The Nokia 5.1 was launched at Rs 12,499 in the country, but now sees a Rs 1,500 price cut. The device is now available at Rs 10,999, which is similar to the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 5.1 brings a 5.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a an octa-core MediaTek MT6755S SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The device is also offered with 32GB of internal storage and ships with Android Oreo.advertisementThe Nokia 3.1 2GB variant first came to India in July for Rs 10,499. This variant sees no change in its price. However, the 4GB variant that was launched later on at Rs 11,999 now sees a price drop by Rs 1,000. The model can now be purchased for Rs 10,999.Lastly, we have the Nokia 8 Sirocco, which is HMD’s most premium offering right now. The phone was launched earlier this year at Rs 49,999, but HMD has now dropped its price significantly by Rs 13,000. The Nokia 8 Sirocco can now be purchased for Rs 36,999. The major price cut may be due to the fact that the device runs a now dated Snapdragon 835 chipset. It could also suggest that HMD is gearing up to launch its 2018 flagship smartphone soon.ALSO READ: Nokia 6.1 to get Android 9 Pie soon, Digital Wellbeing available on Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Pluslast_img read more