Saint Mary’s IT department releases app

first_imgErin Rice | The Observer The Department of Information Technology (IT) released BelleMobile today as part of Saint Mary’s first ever Social Media Week.Chief Information Officer Michael Boehm said BelleMobile allows students to check information on their phone which in the past, they might have had to find on the Saint Mary’s website or through a visit with somebody on campus.“Now [students] have the ability to search number of things related to campus activity through their phones, whether it’s their course schedule or the master calendar,” he said.The app allows students to check their grades, a calendar of campus events, available computers on campus and even the lunch menu and laundry availability, Boehm said.“BelleMobile, as with most apps, is a matter of convenience,” Boehm said. “It provides information at your fingertips.”Boehm said IT worked with a vendor called Dublabs that has created apps for over 200 schools.“We got a lot of knowledge from [Dublabs] about what functionalities work and don’t work in their experience working with other institutions,” he said.Boehm said in addition to Dublabs, Saint Mary’s associate director of technology integration and software development Steve Hideg did a lot of the work behind the scenes in order for the app to release this week.Another feature of the app is a map, which can give the user directions to academic buildings on campus, Boehm said.“It will be very helpful for new students when they are trying to figure out where their classes are,” he said. “The maps feature is also a huge benefit when parents are coming for the weekend, trying to figure out where various meeting places are around campus. They can use the app to give them directions.”Boehm said another benefit of the app for Saint Mary’s is that the College can send push notifications to the users of the app as often as necessary.“If there was a big function, like reunion weekend, we can put the list of activities on the app and push it to the users,” he said.In the case of emergencies or important school-wide updates, the app will serve as another avenue to reach users and notify them with an urgent message, Boehm said.Boehm said BelleMobile also brings all the information that is available through other avenues into one place, including links to the Notre Dame athletics calendar and The Observer.The most valuable feature of the app will depend on the preference of the user, Boehm said.“There are some users who will find the connection to BlackBoard and checking their grades as the best feature of the app, but there are other students who might appreciate the interaction with social media,” he said.Boehm said BelleMobile is an evolving tool that IT will periodically update, incorporating user feedback as users download the app.“The nice thing about mobile app technology is that we can continue to evolve and update the mobile app based on our user needs,” he said. “The primary audience is our students, so if after a period of time the consensus is to add new functionality, we will update to support user requests and needs.”Boehm said he hopes students find the information BelleMobile provides valuable and convenient.“The whole idea of a mobile app is to make life more convenient, to provide information to our students that is timely and effective,” he said.Users can download BelleMobile at http://www.saintmarys.edu/~bellemobile. The app is also available on the App Store and Google Play.Tags: BelleMobile, Dublabs, Michael Boehm, Mobile app, Steve Hideglast_img read more

Rohit Sharma will be first male Indian cricketer to notch up 100 T20I caps!

first_imgAdvertisement 77iakNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse62xsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1upg2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qccWould you ever consider trying this?😱km4nuCan your students do this? 🌚hbmfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yet another achievement for the ‘Hit-man’, as the Indian opener will be the first Indian male cricketer to play 100 T20Is when he takes on Bangladesh in the second match of the T20I series, on Thursday. Only Shoaib Malik of Pakistan has more than 100 T20I caps.Advertisement “It’s been a long journey since 2007, I made my debut in the T20 World Cup. There has been a lot ups and down in the last 12 years in this format particularly. This has taught me so many lessons going forward.” Rohit said.Advertisement “When you come into the team as a youngster, you are trying to learn things which happened quite smoothly at start. Then with few ups and few downs, I have become a stronger player and understood my game really well,” he added.Rohit is also 48 runs short to become the first batsman ever to reach 2500 T20I runs, which is something he can manage easily in the ongoing Bangladesh series. Along with Virat Kohli (2450), he is one of five batsmen in the world to cross 2000 runs in T20Is.Advertisement Veteran keeper MS Dhoni is the second most experienced among Indians in T20Is, with 98 caps; while Shoaib Malik has 111. Advertisementlast_img read more

24 Hours to US Presidential Inauguration We are there

first_img#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWashington D.C, USA, January 19, 2017 – We are in Washington DC where in just around 24 hours Donald J Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United states.Americans have flocked to the capital of the country for the ceremony to be held on the Washington Mall to thousands of citizens and guests on the scene and watching on television.  We spoke to other journalists, students and behind the scenes engineers who are in DC for the historic moment.It is expected there will be protests, there is admitted trepidation about what Mr. Trump will be like as Commander and Chief but generally, there is an excitement.   Last night, we caught some footage of Three Doors Down, Grammy Award winning rock band running a sound check as among the performers for the post swearing in concert set for the Washington Mall.Go to Magnetic Media Fanpage on Facebook to see our photos.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Bookings open for newest resort from Fiesta Americana

first_img Share Tags: La Coleccion, Openings & Renovations Friday, October 19, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img MEXICO CITY — The latest news – and pictures – from La Coleccion Resorts by Fiesta Americana’s 13 Mexico resorts includes multi-million-dollar renovations and a brand new resort.The newest addition to La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana – Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende is set to open Nov. 1.“Boasting all the elements true to this luxury lifestyle brand,” says the company, the new Live Aqua property will offer guests 153 guestrooms, fine dining restaurants, a full-service spa and a variety of meeting and events spaces geared to incentive and group meetings, weddings and social events.The opening of Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende marks the fifth Live Aqua brand opening for Grupo Posadas in Mexico and will offer the largest guestroom property in the city of San Miguel de Allende.Reservations for Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende opened earlier this week.Live Aqua San Migudel de Allende – Roof Top PoolMeanwhile Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is undergoing a much-anticipated renovation slated for completion by December 2019.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJGuests can already take advantage of its 371 fully-renovated premium rooms with everything from aromatherapy menu, to controlled surround music, to lighting intensity from new bedside smart consoles.Live Aqua Cancun – Updgraded Guest RoomThe property’s newly-remodelled outdoor restaurants offer traditional and fusion dishes from around the world. One of the most anticipated dining venues is Azul Restaurant, a semi-open Mayan palapa with modern décor that offers both indoor and outdoor seating.Live Aqua Cancun – Renovated RestaurantAnd in other reno news, Fiesta American Condesa Cancun All-Inclusive recently unveiled a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, which included extensive upgrades to over 500 premium rooms and suites in all three towers.The improvements include new décor, wooden furniture, new electronic lock doors with proximity key, redesigned bathrooms and new modern guestroom furniture.The Grand Ballroom got a makeover, along with five onsite dining venues. And the newly-upgraded Kid’s Club, now nearly triple the size, features new comfortable furniture, a large ball pit and all-new arcade-style table games such as air hockey and foosball. Bookings open for newest resort from Fiesta Americana Posted bylast_img read more

Michele Rauzon lands at Boignés new company 5 Continents

first_img Posted by MONTREAL — After a successful career at Alio for 18 years and then a stint at Canandes, Michèle Rauzon has been appointed National Director of Sales and Development Canada and U.S. for new company ‘5 Continents’, founded by another well-known industry veteran, David Boigné.“More than a director of business development, Michèle will be an ambassador for the concept and our services,” Boigné told Travelweek’s sister publication, ProfessionVoyages.com. Boigné is best known for his time at Exotic Tours / Boomerang Tours.“We were looking for someone who will represent us and who will inspire confidence and we are happy to announce that it will be Michèle,” he added. “She will be present at industry events and will visit travel agencies. We will also organize educotours and webinars. Her expertise is solid and reliable.”Working together with tour operators and travel agencies, 5 Continents calls itself a business partner that will bring the expertise of receptives from all over the world.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJIt is an intermediary that does not sell to direct customers and does not compete with tour operators either. All professionals seeking quality travel experiences can use their services.Rauzon told ProfessionVoyages.com that what motivates her in this project is to work alongside travel professionals and provide them with innovative services that are especially useful.“I like the unique concept developed by 5 Continents,” says Rauzon. “I think it’s logical and natural in the current context. There are many agencies that make their own groups with local receptives directly, but it’s not so simple. They can now go through us and ensure the quality of the experience at destination.”She adds: “I know the industry and its needs. At the travel agency level, my relationships have been in place for a long time. My main challenge will be to become an expert on destinations I do not know yet, but I like to learn, it does not scare me!”More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionRauzon also notes that she represents two beautiful high-end villa properties on the West Coast of Barbados and she will be bringing this portfolio with her to 5 Continents. The two seaside resorts, St. Peters Bay and Port Ferdinand, are both under the UNNA Living umbrella. The luxury properties are fully compatible with the high-end incentive and group travel expertise offered by 5 Continents, say Rauzon and Boigné.Rauzon’s appointment officially takes effect Feb. 25. She can be reached at [email protected] Tags: 5 Continents, New Hires, People Share Travelweek Group center_img Wednesday, February 20, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Michele Rauzon lands at Boigné’s new company 5 Continentslast_img read more

These Saint Lucia hotels are offering up to 60 off summer rates

center_img TORONTO — It will be a summer to remember in Saint Lucia now that over 20 hotels have announced up to 60% off rates for the season.As part of a Summer Specials promotion from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, participating accommodations ranging from intimate inns to luxury resorts are offering reduced rates to cater to families, couples, wellness enthusiasts and more.Participating hotels include: Aupic Paradise; Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa; Bay Gardens Hotel; Bay Gardens Inn; Bay Gardens Marina Haven; Calabash Cove Resort and Spa; C’est La Vie; Coco Palm; Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa; East Winds; Fond Doux Plantation and Resort; Hotel Chocolat; Ladera; The Landings Resort and Spa; Marigot Bay Resort Spa and Marina; Mango Beach Inn; Serenity at Coconut Bay; Ti Kaye Resort and Spa; Tet Rouge Resort; and Villa Capri.Butler service, rooms with private plunge pools, all-inclusive options, family-focused programs, spa treatments and dining deals are just a few of the amenities being offered.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthDeals include 50% off on Bed and Breakfast rates at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa. 60% couples discount at Serenity at Coconut Bay, 45% off lodging at Hotel Chocolat, and up to 40% off four nights at Ladera.Saint Lucia boasts nearly 100 miles of coastline and pristine beaches with crystal clear waters, with activities and accommodations that suit travelers who want to be active or just enjoy relaxation Caribbean-style. While in Saint Lucia, visitors will enjoy the newly renovated facilities at tranquil Hummingbird Beach in Soufriere and the recently expanded mud baths in Sulphur Springs Park (the most Instagrammed spot in Saint Lucia).To view the full list of Summer Specials offers, go to www.StLucia.org/specials/Summer-Specials. Tags: Saint Lucia These Saint Lucia hotels are offering up to 60% off summer rateslast_img read more