Saint Mary’s Diversity Board hosts authentic Tunisian dinner

first_imgMonday evening, the Saint Mary’s Student Diversity Board (SDB) hosted the third Diversity Dinner of this academic year in Regina Hall’s South Lounge for students to come together over a family-style Tunisian meal. Monica Villagomez Mendez | The Observer Saint Mary’s students tasted a family-style Tunisian meal at the third annual Diversity Dinner in Regina Hall’s Lounge on Monday.Student government association (SGA) international co-chairs senior Catherine Sullivan and sophomore Ngoc Truong organized the event to further their initial goal established in the fall semester: highlighting diversity within the Saint Mary’s community.“The Diversity Dinners aim to not only feature a variety of cultural foods, but they are meant to also help along students’ understanding of who their fellow Belles are,” Sullivan said.Sullivan said this is the third Diversity Dinner she helped to organize, following two other successful meals featuring Chinese and Italian dishes.“Because of how successful the two other dinners have been, we have had to put a cap on the dinners of 50 people,” she said. “We’ve filled up the dinners every time and we are hoping to expand for further events.”Monday’s dinner showcased Tunisian food thanks to one of the two Fulbright scholars at Saint Mary’s, Olfa Slimane, who is originally from Tunisia.“I wanted to share my culture because as a Fulbright scholar, I am a cultural messenger,” Slimane said. “This is my status. As a teaching assistant, I have to share my culture with others, and sharing culture means sharing food.”According to Slimane, the meal consisted of Tunisia’s most famous dishes, and it reminded her of her home country.The cuisine included couscous, something Slimane said Western diners are familiar with but cooks from Eastern countries prepare differently. The meal also included pureed carrot, lamb sauce, Tunisian salad and aja. Slimane also brewed a sweet green tea with peppermint leaves for the event.“I don’t normally cook for myself; I eat at the dining hall,” Slimane said. “I actually don’t cook much.”Yet, Sullivan said that was not the case for the Diversity Dinner — Slimane not only chose the dishes for the meal, but she also spent three days talking with her mother, who lives in Tunisia, on the phone while cooking every part of the dinner.“Olfa [Slimane] was originally an English teacher in Tunisia and came to Saint Mary’s to teach Arabic,” Sullivan said. “We spent all of Monday morning listening to French hip-hop music in the kitchen of Saint Mary’s [while] cooking lamb.“Olfa [Slimane] is such a great addition to our community here, and she was so excited to share her home cuisine with everyone,” she said.Senior and self-proclaimed foodie Nancy Reynolds said she first took interest in the event because she wanted to experience Tunisian cuisine.“The food was delicious, and I was excited to try different dishes that I otherwise wouldn’t get to taste,” Reynolds said.Reynolds said she thinks the Diversity Dinners are very beneficial for Saint Mary’s students to experience other cultures on a micro-level while in college.“What better way to experience a variety of cultures than with family-style meals?” she said.Senior Emmie Scanlon said she came to the event because she was paired with Slimane in SGA’s international buddy program, which effectively brings together American students and international students at the start of each school year.“It’s been such a fun experience learning about Tunisian culture and becoming good friends with Olfa,” Scanlon said. “This dinner made me learn even more about her, and on top of that, the food was so tasty.”Sullivan said the next scheduled Diversity Dinner will feature Mexican food, and four students from Mexico are already committed to taking on the role of chefs. The Diversity Dinners will end with the fifth dinner, which Sullivan said will offer German cuisine.Tags: Catherine Sullivan, Diversity Dinners, international buddy program, Ngoc Truong, Olfa Slimane, SDB, Student Diversity Board, tunisia, tunisia dinner, tunisian cuisine, tunisian foodlast_img read more

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says Ravens got away with cheap shot ‘because it’s Odell’

first_img Browns QB Baker Mayfield responds to Rex Ryan’s ‘overrated as hell’ remark Jarvis Landry injury update: Browns receiver (concussion) ruled out vs. Ravens It appeared that Humphrey choked Beckham after he had already been ruled down. What’s more? It happened directly in front of an official. Here’s what it looked like. pic.twitter.com/8w4xdS4u9F— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) September 29, 2019Kitchens said it is part of a pattern of cheap shots against the three-time Pro Bowl player.  Related News “I saw what you saw,” Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said after the game, according to ESPN. “He was getting choked on the ground. They get away with that because it’s Odell. I’m going to be one the phone with (NFL vice president of officiating) Al (Riveron) when I get on the bus.”Beckham, who finished the game with just two passes for 20 yards on seven targets, was often double, and even triple, covered.He had a … different response.“I’m just upset I lost my earring,” Beckham said after the game, according to the NFL Network.Humphrey ultimately apologized to Beckham. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens not giving up play-calling Freddie Kitchens was upset with a seemingly obvious disqualifying foul was never called against the Ravens.During the Browns eventual 40-25 win in Baltimore, there was an altercation between receiver Odell Beckham and Ravens defensive back Marlon Humphrey. “I ran into him after the game and apologized,” Humphrey told reporters. “It’s not really the brand of football I want to represent. The whistle blowed. It has to be over with.”Marlon Humphrey on incident with Odell Beckham Jr.: “I ran into him after the game and apologized. It’s not really the brand of football I want to represent. The whistle blowed. It has to be over with.”— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 29, 2019Referee Shawn Hochuli clarified the league’s stance after both players were penalized — Beckham for throwing a punch — but neither were ejected.“We didn’t see anything on the field that rose to the level of a disqualifying foul,” Hochuli said in a pool report, via the Baltimore Sun.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Buncrana company seeks book-keeper

first_imgJ.G. Carlin & Co. Ltd, Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors are seeking a qualified book-keeper for one of their clients.The client, Mr. Colm O’Donnell, based in Buncrana, has the following vacancy:Bookkeeper Duties to include but not exclusively, bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, cost analysis and office administration. A minimum of five years bookkeeping experience is essential. The successful candidate will be computer literate, highly proficient in using Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Office, have excellent analytical skills and must be capable of working on their own initiative. Experience in the preparation of monthly management accounts would be desirable.Applications in writing together with a curriculum vitae to the attention of the Practice Manager at [email protected] or it can be posted to JG Carlin and Co Ltd, The Business Centre, Lisfannon, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 4th December 2018.Job Vacancy: Buncrana company seeks book-keeper was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 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:book-keeperbuncranadonegaljoblast_img read more